6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress Blog

So you have your website set up but how do you start making money with it?

How do you monetize your site? I have seen the question in the chat and forum from new members asking how can I actually make money with my blog and that is what I will cover in this training.

In this tutorial I will talk about:

  • Who is your customer and what problem are you solving?
  • 6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress blog
  1. Affiliate programs
  2. Adsense ads and other advertising programs
  3. Building a list
  4. Amazon products
  5. Relevant advertisers
  6. Create your own product

Let`s get started :)



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So far I like what I'm seeing , there so many internet scams its not funny. In fact that is how I found Affiliate, I had received quite a lot emails about starting an online business, because of my research and they all promise the moon, but they were nothing more than just scams to cheat people out of their hard earned money. To make a long story short, one of the emails I got talk about the internet funnel system, so not knowing what that was or even if is was a real thing or a scam I type it in my search engine and article with the Affiliate link explaining that yes the internet funnel system is a scam and I was really interested in starting an online business to click here. So I did and now I am happy to say after months of searching I have believe I have finely found the real thing. Thank you Affiliate.
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judLie Premium
Welcome on board, Symone2016
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business468 Premium
Guys, i reviewed twice the lesson 1 specifically on ways how to make money online. I have now my 6 free websites in Rubix and its waiting for my posts.While reviewing this again i am interested on "ADSENSE ADS SITE from Googles but it needs my own domain before i can enroll on this. I might transfer funds tomorrow morning in my prepaid card to avail this. However, before doing that, i decided to let this on standby mode tonight until tomorrow morning. My point is i will wait for any Wealthy Affiliates to read this and i am very happy to hear your comments/advises if you did the same decision before. Please dont hesitate to bring back my senses if i am too early/aggressive to do this. thanks.
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GREAT ARTICLE,. The objective is to sel the solution and the product being the medium for wht it is that one is truly selling, or more than selling is helping people with. The idea is to help as many people as you can with a sincere solution that is cost effective as well and i think that combination will make many people happy while making some revenue at it! Good Luck to all!
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A blog definitely is needed and one with traffic! I understand that building a steady and high traffic first is the first step before monetizing it. I understand that this lesson considers that one already has a blog with sufficient traffic, followers, so that these great tools that they mention here could be put into action and money could start trickling in or it might come in like a Tsunami!!!!!!
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What is Aweber exactly I notice it popping up in searches etc always thinking it was a hacker or something?
Also I have tried blogging with wordpress, Bluehost and Blogger with no avail to gaining any monetary value so how is this system going to get me the funds I need to pursue my phd
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digitalwisdo Premium
It is an autoresponder and email marketing system.
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Looking good so far. BTW I have been looking and watching webinars, reading e-books, etc. on affiliate and various other marketing forms for almost a year now. I know a decent amount and have written down my own book's worth of notes of this topic. It is what I want to do because of the freedom it offers.
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cramervod Premium
No time to waste then get started with the green tab on your left.
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I'm going lesson crazy right now. A lot of it I have learned before but not going to skip anything.
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It is a great website. it honestly is complet to go live with a website within a month i think! As you stated, educating yourself through all their information is the foundation to get into this and not look back! Great Luck!
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Szotsmile202 Premium
I have a question about Relevant Advertisers - I don't understand this line in the 2nd paragraph " the advertiser clicks on them and can sign up right there and then, payment can be done through Paypal." I understand putting ad blocks on a website, but is there a typo in this, should it be the customer clicks on them?
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rufat Premium
Maybe it's a typo like you say. I'm not sure where is the line you are talking about. Anyway, this training is not part of WA official training course and you don't have to follow it. It's up to you to learn from it or not. If you show me exactly that line I will try to help.
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lucky12know Premium
I am new on this site, but as a RN know I want to promote products which relate to a certain disease. Ex. alz., COPD, Thrombosis, wound therapy, etc. As this is a specific area, what and where do you think the best place to start is for me and my web page? Thx much
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LisaPrince1 Premium
Research the heck out of it get as knowledgeable as you can to give competing sites in this niche a run for their money. Pick the brains of doctors and fellow RNs in this area
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GerrieRose Premium
"How to Live to be 100 No Matter How Old You Are Now"
This is a quote I saw on the Dr. Oz Show. I was VERY curious. I followed the "yellow brick road" and realized that Dr. Oz was talking about the Mediterranean Diet. I said "Wow", I am Italian, 77 years old and in perfect health." I have been on the Mediterranean Diet since I was born! I am going to live forever!!!
I decided that my perfect blog would be to layout an ongoing blog on this subject very near and dear to my heart. There were as many failures as successes but each one was a lesson in life.
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Private7 Premium
Hi Veronica, l just want to thank you for wonderful job you and many others are doing. After months and months of searching for a raw genuine deal l finally found what l was looking for.
A big thank you goes out to the founders of Wealthy Affiliate as well together with its students and supporters !!!

Best wishes

Howard
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ok so maybe this might sound a little daft but I understood everything up until the point of the note on lesson 4 "Note: If you apply for a new Adsense account you will need your own domain. You can not apply for an Adsense account using a subdomain like siterubix. com." so I can't use the website that I make with Siterubix?
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@RICH. Premium
Unfortunately, no you need your own domain to apply for Adsense, weirdly once you've got approved, you can add additional sites including ones built on siterubix subdomains!!
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thank you for answering! ok so how would I go about making said domain?
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@RICH. Premium
I'm afraid you need to be premium here at WA to register your own domains, which cost c. $14 per annum each.

You can then move your siterubix site over to your own domain when you're ready with one click.
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thank you!
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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phildora Premium
Great information here. Under the "Relevant Advertisers" section where there is a reference to "OIO publisher" plugin, after you add the ad blocks on your site, the "advertiser" clicks on the ads? I don't understand who signs up? Is it the customer to my site sees the advertisers ad, clicks on it, and then I get paid via paypal?
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neilc Premium
Hi, Phildora

There's tons of information here at WA to look through. So as a new member, I recommend getting started with Kyle's training here: He will walk you through the process of how affiliate marketing and making money online works as well as how to set up and build out your own website.

Neil :)
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drlumsden Premium
Dear phildora,

Good Day!
One way to think of the sequence is that you are the host site.
You host the advertiser on your site. The customer buys from the advertiser on your site and you get a commission as the host marketer to where the customer comes and clicks on the advertisers ad.

DRL
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phildora Premium
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Now it's clear about advertiser ads. Another great way to profit!!
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Melviter Premium
Thank you littlemama. That helps. No I'm not planning to do it yet. Yes, I am new on this. Just gathering more information as I go along the lessons. Am now on Phase 1, step 4 on making money by promoting products as an affiliate marketeer on line. So as I incorporate your information on this page so I won't have a hard time looking for it later. Thanks again.
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maritafrith Premium
Ok now this is where I got lost. I figured that the links on this final page were all part of "sticking to the path", open each link and work your way through them before you take the next step.

Now I have launched a website that I have no clue how to edit. Picking the theme was as easy as they said.
Logging in to the manager and the back office, still going well.
Had a play with some of the edit pages.. kind of ok (I can type in text at least).
Editing my website to look like the theme I picked out... I'm afraid I've missed maybe EVERYTHING on how to do that?

Maybe I'm not supposed to be at website building yet? Did I skip some lessons somewhere? Haha help anybody?
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MikeAkers Premium
Its ok Marita. It is a little intimidating at times. But, the key is the training. Everything is covered in the Getting Started training. I would like to suggest that you not get too anxious and give up because you can do this, trust me. You can build a successful website according to your niche!!

You have already done a great thing here by asking a question. That's what we all have to do at times. Blessings your way

Mike
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maritafrith Premium
Thanks Mike,

I think I've gotten a little off track somehow.
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MikeAkers Premium
Its okay and that's what is so great here. You can learn at your own speed. You can rewind and backup as many times as you need to until you get it!

All the best your way!!
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maritafrith Premium
I'm so glad you replied. You put back on track. One wouldn't think that a small simple tip can mean so much, but I've actually achieved a lot today. One of the other links at the beginning that I thought I had to do before I continued onward, had me going far past what I was capable of, so I backtracked away from that and continued on with the rest of "getting started".
It has been a good productive day. So thank you very much
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MikeAkers Premium
Oh you're so welcome!
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abdul11 Premium
It is okay Martha it is a good training and useful I will go through it
save this training for now and come back to it later
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abdul11 Premium
yes right
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theresa0809 Premium
i feel very overwhelmed with setting up a website... So I feel you!..
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BethanyRae Premium
Way confused here, So now to have Google AdSense you have to have your own domain, but we have to write great content so that google ranks us high, so you can apply but it can't be on the domains that we set up using the domain you give us So we have to make perfect content for google to approve but we can't apply for google AdSense unless we have our own domain, but we can't do that till the approve us?
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RKiuttu Premium
Most likely Google AdSense approves your site.

However, a big part of affiliate marketers don't use Google AdSense at all because they rely only on affiliate programs.
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theresa0809 Premium
same questions here???
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I tried to getresponse affiliate program until the 1month free scheme has done and nothing happened,I don't know how go set up.i don't know how and where to put those banners. Then I give up,but I want to go back there.But I found these WA ,but still I don't know how these work?and so Adsense,addons,those drag and drop,I don't know all of it.
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MozMary Premium
what lesson are you on? this will all become easy when you take it step by step, start at lesson one and work your way up to that

just make sure you have cancelled with get response until you are ready, so you don't lose payments when you are not using it

Also see that pen icon up beside your rank number on the top right of the page - put your questions in there and then everyone will see it better and you'll get lots of answers

adsense too, you just need more lessons under your belt before trying these then they will all be easy and lots of people will share their experience - if we skip lessons then it is all very confusing
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GlenPalo Premium
Hi, Isidra. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I suggest yo start the training by clicking on the green Get Started Here button on the left column. As you work through the lessons, many of your questions will be answered..
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Thanks sir glen
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Cr061962 Premium
Shortly after my brain surgery and realizing that so much had changed within my life, I wanted to take the knowledge I had about a career I pursued with a passion and tried to begin a blg page about it but knew so nothing about how to make it populate or get it out to the public, I would love to try my hand as a successful blogger :) This was very helpful.
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swirlyspaz Premium
Question: I'm not super tech savvy, but am proficient at learning new things, but I have just been using my mother-in-law's chromebook, which doesn't have the the most advanced capabilities. Am I able to create websites using these mentioned softwares with a chromebook or do I have to get a more high tech laptop computer? Any help is greatly appreciated! Mahalo ;-)
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RKiuttu Premium
Don't worry, I'm not very tech savvy either but still learned to make money online. I'm using still a low quality laptop and my phone is actually much expensive than my old laptop. So yes, you're able to create websites with a Chromebook and you don't need a high tech computer. Of course, a faster computer helps but it's not necessary. I'm planning to buy a faster computer as well at some point :)
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follow back please
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HITS Premium
Hello Veronica,

I have joined WA before few days. While going through lessons I just came to your article of " 6 ways to make money ...... " . I am impressed with the example that you have shared about colic ... child problems....
I just came to the lesson 4 and went to the link " Google Adsense" that you have shared above. My question is ' whether I have to sign up with Google Adsense only after creating my website or before creating website I can sign up' ?
I think its too early for me to go to Google Adsense. I should complete my more lessons.
Regards
Hits
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings, Hitesh,

I came across your question and thought I'd leave you a quick comment.

I glanced at your post and it doesn't indicate that you completed any of the certification courses. I'm not sure which lesson Google Adsense is covered, but it's definitely in the certification. I would encourage you to make sure to go through each of the lessons without skipping anything.

All the best to you.
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Vesna2 Premium
Hello Hits,
I agree with Veronica... Make sure to go through each lesson without skipping anything. The same training will give you the most of answers.
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HITS Premium
Hello Vesna
Surely, I am going through the lessons one by one and will complete all of them with practicals.

Regards
Hits
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HITS Premium
Hello Veronica,
Thanks for going through my posts.
Surely, I am going through the lessons one by one and will complete all of them with practicals. I will be back to you if I need any help in future.

Regards
Hits
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CJDodaro Premium
good advice. :-)
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I must say I have learnt a lot and will be an idiot to quit such an opportunity, however since I am for over 2 years unemployed, I am willing to borrow money in order to upgrade, or is there anything I can do to earn something in the 3 days left dear community
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julesnp Premium
Good day Veronica,

I am only on lesson 2 but I really value this great training Tutorial which you have put together. I sincerely thank you and I am absolutely certain that all these precious words of yours will definitively contribute to my success online. Thanks again and have a wonderful day.
Jules
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Kelzone11 Premium
I can't believe how easy it is to make money from a website.
I am also grateful you are explaining it on your free membership. It helps with your credibility for people like me who have been stung multiple times just trying to find out how it all works.
I'm excited to see the information you share in the premium, I'll be upgrading for sure!
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I feel exactly the same!! Im on day 2 training and i got it. I am excited to see what the next few days are going to bring me with my website.. Keep up with me (:
Vi (:
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VarshaaV Premium
Thanks so much for this! As a new member, the whole starting out process can get overwhelming with so much information being pumped through you in a short amount of time.

This overview really helped me to seperate things out and be able to see the bigger picture so thank you :)
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BaileyC Premium
It is SO overwhelming in the beginning but just take each lesson and do what's needed. Once you feel more comfortable you can start getting creative and you will know what you are doing. Good luck to you :)
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MonicaJames Premium
I agree. It's the 'handle holding' that I need as a new business owner.
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DavidSeay Premium
Thanks for an article here with lots of meat and paths to even more of a feast. I really enjoyed this and learned a lot from it. I was especially intrigued with your research of your niche and using it to target your audience more closely. I will also certainly look at Amazon as a potential way to promote.
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Hi,

I didn't quite understand this part - " If you apply for a new Adsense account you will need your own domain. You can not apply for an Adsense account using a subdomain like siterubix."

I do have my own domain name but the website is made using a template on another platform. I cannot make any changes to the layout, so how can I add the code from google ad sense there?

Thank you for your help
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TheBuilder Premium
Ask the administrator to do it for you.
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I just checked with the tech support of the company and they say it can't be done :(
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Aanaqtat Premium
Ok so I am newbie right? But I've created my own personal line of All natural Hair Shampoos that duo as a body wash called Pure Natty Gurl. I ONLY created testers so.... How would I post this on my website? By way of Video, Pictures, or actual people using the product? Help????
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ZEGU Premium
Basically your role is to give people advise about your product. Advise on how to use the product, the benefits of using this product and where to get it.

You need to write this as content through your pages and posts. Then you complement your content with pictures and videos.

Also, go through all lessons here at WA. They give you a step by step guide. Everything will become clearer as you progress.

Best wishes
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Traildog Premium
So what I think is that. We develop a website with connections to a business and if someone buys that item we get a cut of the price of that item. If this is a true statement then, you would want to put as many items as possible on your website.
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From what I'm seeing
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PlayAction99 Premium
thats the thing! Lets say you have a podcast about a theme you are passionate about. Let's say "Fantasy Football" or "Japanese carpentry" and you build a close relationship with your listeners over the time, you can use an Amazon button to ask your listeners to support the podcast whenever they have in mind to buy something there, that they use your link. I know a podcast that reached within a year an "influencer status" on Amazon.
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THorne1 Premium
Good job on your research. I had a simular problem with my Grandbaby. Her mom did not know what to do. I am lactose intolerant and suggested to my daughter in law that my Granddaughter may be also, well she was and today she is the happiest little girl you could ever see.
Thanks for the research tip.
Thomas...
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AshtonK Premium
Ok I am almost internet illiterate lol (ironic I know since I am attempting to do this) but I am confused about the domain part. I honestly don't even understand any part of it. The part I am confused about is lesson 4 adsense ads. . In the bottom lines where it says Note:
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cspohr Premium
A domain name is your web address. (ex: amazon bought that domain name so you type in amazon.com) The siterubix.com is a free website, if amazon did not buy their domain name it would
look like "amazon.siterubix.com". But you can buy a domain name like "AshtonK" or whatever you want your web address to be.

The note part means you have to own your domain name.
Does that help?
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I am completely on the same side with you, 0 computer and technology illiterate so this is all new territory for me but I'm kind of excited about the new challenge in life.
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AshtonK Premium
So the website that we get with wealthy affiliate, we will not own that domain name? And yes thank you for taking the time to help!
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DBlanchard Premium
The "www. SiteRubix.yourname.com" is yours and free through WA. To get a domain name of your own like www.yourname.com then you have to purchase it through WA. It think it's something around $30 per year... hope this clarifies things a bit... :)
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On-3 Premium
Already in the process of writing content for my blog, however, honestly I don't yet see how it's going to work out lol. I have a feeling that my chosen niche is quite tiny but I'm gonna push through! I need to finish editing and publish! I need that first victory to keep me motivated!
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ggee Premium
Say my friend...
At least you HAVE a niche. My blog is a friggin diary of sorts. Even has traffic, I know not from where. All ya need now is the "how to", mechanics of everything and things should work themselves out. Incidentally, I'm needing the same things. Message me if you come across any good info sources, eh? Thanks & best wishes!
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Drkthunder Premium
Just a quick note if I may. I personally am keeping an eye on Amazon. Technology and retail parts of the company. They are shaking up the industry big time. They are currently expanding their perishable division and are always looking to do business with entrepreneurs/contractors. I drive a refrigerated truck and over the past 6 months our business with them has increased and they are constantly building additional cold storage warehousees.
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PatMillerm3 Premium
Thanks for the info on finding out which companies offer affiliate programs. I often wondered if there was an easier way to discover this and now we know - just type in google your niche + affiliate programs and if there are any companies out there offering an affiliate program you've just found it. That was easy. Thanks!
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ggee Premium
It's encouraging that this community is active & friendly, as I'm an introvert. I just put my 1st links on my blog. None of them work. The technology is my biggest hurdle. Is a step by step offered, regarding the actual physical mechanics of what to do? Cuz if so, I'm on board. What, how & to whom to promote, I can figure out. It's the tech beating me up!!!
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drlumsden Premium
Dear ggee,

It can be frustrating without the "Secret Formula."
To move through the maze of Learning quickly, it is free to read my "Secret Formula" at drlumsden, Blogpost, Secret Formula,
Top of the Morning Tips.
In addition for your case you need to understand another 'umbrella' principle: you need to write and talk in everything you do>>>>FOR OTHERS. watch YOUR RESULTS TRANSFORM.

DRL
Premium member
drlumsden@hotmail.com
Skype name: marketing by David
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drlumsden Premium
Dear ggee and Veronica.l,

I am glad for you ,that you liked it.
Best wishes in building your businesses.

DRL
drlumsden@hotmail.com
Skype name: marketing by David
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johncruz Premium
You'll get the hang of it Ginger. Don't forget that every single one of us were new at one point and once you learn it, it will be like riding a bike and you will be doing things like a pro here soon.
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So checking these Affliate marketing programs! Which have you got? Any recommendations? And want to join my global business opportunity and work as part of a team to create wealth? Do you believe in the technology industry and it's future? Do you love technology? PM me - kirstiewilk at gmail dot com!
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abdul11 Premium
good post thank you for sharing
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Tenahlu Premium
Your elaborations on uncovering an ever present issue and methodically resolving the problem is brilliant. Furthermore you provided other links to expand on the key areas of money making that were wonderfully explained. Cannot deny that this is one of the best lesson I've had the pleasure to learn on WA.
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alsanders65 Premium
Veronica, Awesome work in a nut shell, and being a newbie it's very intimidating!!!!! Buy I Love CHALLENGES, setting GOALS, and PROBLEM SOLVING, when we do not get the results were looking for! This is all new, and yes its a major challenge, I'm ready for a new way of life, and allowing myself to have a life, but I'm not afraid to put in the work, and getting my hands dirty!!!! Wish us all, NEWBIES the inspiration to face these challenges, and Master them with the tools this company has to offer us all. Good luck everyone, I will help in anyway I can, and everyone please do the same fore me! Best Wishes to All, Al Sanders!!!!!!
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GinaMor1 Premium
Hi Veronica thanks for sharing some great insights....but just need some clarification on the Amazon products. That is, in order to earn commission from Amazon I can either have my visitors buy through my affiliate link or take physical delivery of products I may be interested in correct? If the latter is right then we have to consider (ontop of purchase cost), storage, delivery charges, etc. Have I got that part right?
Cheers Gina
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Gina, I recommend not taking delivery of the product, which can range from a book, CD or much larger. Most Affiliate members, will still get a commission regardless of what the visitor purchased.
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hi just started today and today is my baby girl brithday. I understand this is a great program and i looking forword to working with all of you to get me the help i need 1 step at a time thank you for letting me be apart of the team.i mest up my back really bad and i cant work like i use to and i like what i seen now i have the changes to do something i love to do thanks
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LalitS1 Premium
Clearly your niche should be something about which you are truly passionate. Then all the research and effort is joyful. Also, providing a service that is truly helpful to people (such as the colic example) can help you really feel good about what you are doing. Those two factors can help you have the energy and commitment you need to maintain a high level of dedication.
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babyskater50 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Veronica. I've invested in three online businesses in 2007. Every presentation started with the "leader" (usually an actor) cruising down a major avenue in a stunning, hot red, sports car I didn't recognize. All around there was a tropical "look" ...the avenue lined with palm trees & was even running parallel to an ocean. The music is upbeat, but too loud. He whips into the circle drive of what to me was a mansion, & was just as majestic on the inside as the camera followed him into his "home office"...the size of half our entire home.

What I saw when I took my first look at WA was so reassuring. My anxiety level dropped & I actually felt comfortable & convinced I was going to really learn, develop & grow my own business.

So excited...
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It is very inspiring. Hope all goes well for you, me and everyone else!!
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AngelaB2 Premium
Thank you, I found your article to be a great help, especially as an introduction to this whole process. This is all very new to me and I am sure I will be reviewing your article often as I continue to learn about this business. I am particularly grateful for the additional training links that you provided at the end of step 6. Right now this all feels a little bit like a foreign language, I look forward to the day it all feels like second nature. Thanks again.
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I feel the same way, very scared but oh so excited.
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mnm8799 Premium
I believe that it would be a good idea to also try building a domain using an easy site like GoDaddy as well. Much success has been had using that for a base site because you can also link to Wordpress from there. The prices are affordable and the navigation is super easy. Using tracking links and hosting sites are helpful as well and can really build a base for your sales funnel. Put all of this together and you can see some pretty good results. Don't forget to test which links work best (through tracking) and go with the best ones. If you are selling to multiple audiences, it just means that you have to put more work in to building each link to take your traffic to where you want them to go. You wouldn't want your weight loss traffic to be sent to the make money link ;)

I think this post is a helpful start. Thanks :)
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wtomsej Premium
Veronica,
My first born had colic. I can relate. We were desperate to get help (1993) but the internet was just an infant itself in 1993. Thank you for showing that as long as it is an interest that you have and you are willing to put time and passion into it, you can turn that knowledge into income!
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cjcarrillo Premium
"If you apply for a new Adsense account you will need your own domain. You can not apply for an Adsense account using a subdomain."

Hi regarding this note, I already have a blogger/blogspot account and registered with adsense just recently. It is not gaining anything yet and I honestly don't know how it works yet. My blogspot acct has been there since 2014 as it was just a side hobby before.

my question is, I am planning to move my blogspot acct under WA, can i still use the adsense account?
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Labman Premium
Yes, once you have the account you can use it as you like.
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littlemama Premium
Once you are approved, you can put your Adsense ads on any website, so yes.
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hi i just started today everything was clear and understanding.
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Gypzeerose Premium
Thanks for the heads up about OIO publisher and http://buysellads.com. I think personalized ads would set your website apart as well as helping you focus the website to make it more beneficial for your advertiser.

Also - creating my own product is absolutely where I want to go!
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I need to share this information, because, In the past weeks, I have been on a crusade to learn how to make money on line. April I joined group Work at Home (WAH) cost me money, got all their training, copy, paste, links, campaigns with CPA companies. I have website though wordpress , Fan page on facebook, Iam an affiliate with Adwork media and others as well Amazon affiliate, have not made a dime, I have the website but no information from WAH to give me guidance to set it up correctly. I post on facebook, I blog on my website, still no activity. I used to own a health food store (GNC). I have a wealth of knowledge in vitamins, minerals and supplement, in helping the body to repair and heal itself. I have been launching campaigns using Amazon products that reference a natural and holistic products that they list. Their products are posted on my facebook and at my website I created own my own with no instructions from WAH. I was so disgusted until I have made contact with WA, before that I made the mistake of being taken by EZ-money team another scam. I have really been taken advantage of, just trying to learn to work from home. Thank you for your help. Howard.
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VO57 Premium
HJ - know your pain. Hope it works for you
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Hi Everyone. My name is Tara. I have always thought there was money to be made on the internet, but have been held back from achieving that for one reason or another. Money was the issue. I never had a credit card!! I also just ran across EZ Money Team too. I have been skeptical of all of these get rich quick scams. I just have a feeling that Wealthy Affiliate is going to be different. Thank you all for being there along this ride!! I have high hopes for my and my family's future!! We have struggled through most of our lives... It is our time to Shine!!!!!!!
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KatieJ13 Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this information. I dream of the day I can work from home to stay with my son and I cannot express how grateful I am for all of the information, tips and advice people like yourself give out to people like me who are desperately looking for alternatives to the 9-5. I feel like I have learned so much just from this article and the intro videos I have been through so far and now just have to start learning how to effectively apply it.
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My daughter is a single mom who dreams of the day she can just be mom to her son. She has this (WA) and some other online ventures in the making - let me know if you'd like to connect with her to find out what she's doing to try to realize the dream..
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EdgarCarreno Premium
I look forward your achievement of being close to your son/family. I believe that are now more ways to thrive than there use to be. 9-5 just doesn´t seem to cut it anymore, maybe for a past generation it did.
You are right, this article lays it out very simple. It seems attainable.

Best of success
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Iam sharing my pain.
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KatieJ13 Premium
That would be great! Thanks. It's good to support and encourage each other.
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nutmeg2 Premium
Hello Veronica.
For awhile I was taking tutorials on making money as an Amazon FBA member and I signed up for a "Sellers Account". But later I found out that FBA was not for me. Much rather work Amazon as an affiliate and do the trainning with WA. If I close my Amazon Sellers account, (which is 49 dollars a month, ) will I still be able to open an affiliate account, or will Amazon reject me due to closing the seller acount?
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TashaJ Premium
You should be fine, I would hope they won't hold it against you. Just apply and see what happens, the worse they would say is no. Fingers crossed. :-)
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dannybigwolf Premium
I did that a few years ago and all was fine. I think it is the same now.
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I had also looked heavily into doing FBA and bought tons of books to learn about it and ultiimately decided it wasn't for me (before I ever actually signed up.) Now I need to sell the books on Amazon someday!
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nutmeg2 Iam a Amazon affiliate, over weeks and have not made any money. I post on FB and I have a wp website.
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MarkLB Premium
Thank you, Veronica! That was an impressive introduction to making money with a blog. Some I knew, some I didn't know. The "didn't know" is my reason for being on WA. Since I just started here, some of the topics I will follow up on later, but at least I know they exist. ;)
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CynthiaG4 Premium
What an eye opener! Great info and super helpful! Thanks so much!!! I actually thought about doing my own product after getting the affiliate part under my belt and it was awesome to see that you mentioned that as well! I'm just finding confirmation after confirmation as I get deeper into all this!!! So excited!!
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MenLife183 Premium
I don't know about you but I am starting to despise clickbank. Most of their offers look like spam with too much babble and caveat emptor. I hope there are other sites that actually promote value added products while getting commissions in excess of 50%. I have no idea if Amazon (while very good) will give me enough revenue if they are only paying out 6-10% commissions. Any places where they are paying out commissions that don't pay a pittance?
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Boothe Premium
Yeah clickbank has a lot of spam products and they seemn to have gone to the dark side in recent years. Luckily there are literally thousands of affiliate programs out there
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Hello!!! I saw your profile and decided to meet you. I have no way now to chat online because I'm at work. if you're just looking for a serious relationship and I liked you. write me your email and I will write to you / or you yourself can write me on my number (832) 804-1150 thanks ...
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StephenO12 Premium
Who is your customer and what problem are you solving?
6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress blog
Affiliate programs
Adsense ads and other advertising programs
Building a list
Amazon products
Relevant advertisers
Create your own product

I love this list. I would also like to add

e-courses or training is big now
personal services is also a way to earn steady money

I'm sure the ways to make money is determined only by your imagination and dedication.

Thank you for your post and training.

-Stephen
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Stephen, margot here. i want to say, as I read all the information I wrote down what you have added and am going to research and apply the material in the near future. Thanks
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StephenO12 Premium
Thanks and good luck with everything! If you need any help or advice I'm new here too but I'll be glad to share what I know. Thanks!
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santanna76 Premium
Great point. With the niche I'm thinking about an e-course should work nicely.
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StephenO12 Premium
Good luck. I'm doing the same thing. Let me know how you're doing. We can trade information and advice. I'm following you.
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Croft Premium
I would like to offer a suggestion to the people learning this new affiliate information.
We all learn by REPETITION. So it's not just enough to read through this info once. It would be wise to do it over and over a few times until you "GET IT". And then go on to the next section and having the previous section LEARNED in your mind, you will have a better base for the next item to learn.
A STABLE BASE IS HOW HOUSES AND BUILDINGS ARE BUILT. Your stable base here is knowledge and understanding.
We want to absorb this knowledge and by repetition you will develop a DEEPER understanding which will start to make it easier for you to grasp this entire course and become an expert.

At times we are told or made fun of because someone has to "read it over again". Yes some times we have to so we can grasp it and understand it. This is a scientific fact. The problem is that the "system" has brainwashed people to think that is silly to do. And then you go around the world and see very few experts at something earning LOTS of money for what they do. -- interesting isn't it.... ;) I hope this helps newbies here! cheers!
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RalphGrice Premium
Thanks for that! I am just getting started and I will definitely use that strategy.
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Feeking1 Premium
I concur. YE.S Good stuff. I definitely learn and absorb that way. Thank U. Fee King
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Thank you Croft! Your words of wisdom are golden! Thanks for sharing!
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BiGG1959 Premium
I have heard from several different sources that in order to make money online "the list" is crucial. I don't know how true it actually is but I'm aware it is helpful to have a list of people interested in whatever product or service you are offering. There are programs called Autoresponders that can automatically send e-mail messages and, from what I've been able to understand, are a big part of the list building process.
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maxmillion18 Premium
Some years ago I had adsense but I was removed from the program as they suggested I clicked on my own ads. I certainly never did it intentionally, but it was probably an issue if someone else in the family searched for something on google. I think the family were relieved because they could do normal searches after that.
So be careful and never click on any ads when doing searches on googe.
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Wow, that had to tragic. Thanks for the heads up.
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Hi all. So, without a domain how would we get ranked enough from google to get the traffic exposure we are in need of? I've purchased a domain in the past and I didn't get a lot of Google hits to my website. How will we get any at all with a sub domain, I wonder? The key must be in- how to be high/top ranked in google. That's the tricky, difficult task.
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Googlmans Premium
It's all about having original content, reader interaction, time and sometimes an added mix of luck when some people's blogs go viral. In general, though it is the content, interaction and time that will get your site to rank in Google. A sub-domain will likely not rank as well as your own domain. I personally suggest getting your own domain...at ~$20/year I think it is worthwhile. If you're planning to get traffic to your site through other means than Search Engines then it really doesn't matter. IF you are directing traffic from social media or pay per click then it really doesn't matter what domain name you have as long as your landing page/blog has a good conversion to your affiliate links.
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EddySalomon Premium
Lisa,

If you weren't applying what you're learning here at WA to your old site, that's the reason you got no traffic not so much because of your domain.

If you want to know why you should purchase a domain, read this:
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Johnsmith6 Premium
Hello all this is my first time posting so be gentle. I am reading the 6 ways to make money with your word press blog and with the starter account we get 2 websites but I'm wondering are the website we get domains or subdomains as I've just read Google adsense does not allow subdomains or if this is something I should be concerned with right now. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any help I receive.
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zenscooby5 Premium
Hi, John. The 2 sites we get with the starter account are subdomains. If you upgrade to premium you can have sites that are your domains. I'm new to this as well, so if I'm wrong hopefully someone will correct me.
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Feeking1 Premium
I've learned more in the 40-minutes since joining and beginning the training. I realize I didn't get off the ground due to a STRONG enough desire and commitment. Lack of Focus deterred me. My focus has obviously changed. My level of commitment is where it's NEVER been before. Good stuff on here. I'm ready!
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PhilipC1 Premium
2 Billion online a day! I feel fortunate to be here given the traffic online. Good luck!
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This is real knowledge delivered in a straight foreward manner. I've been procrastinating because I thought this would be complicated but its not. This will require alot of trial and error but there's great potential for success. There are millions of people to target and They all have different personalities, intrests and needs.Most importantly, everyone I know jumps on google as a starting point when they need information or a product. The road before us is long but the possibilities seem to be endless. Search engines seem to be growing as fast as the world's population and e-commerce is pretty much a standard nowadays.
I am now brainstorming to discover a good concept to begin with (This seems to be the hard part).

May we all have great success on this exciting journey!
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Leon88 Premium
Great sharing. Easy to understand and straight to the core points.

The info on Amazon about we are able to earn commissions even when buyers are not buying our reviewed products but as a result of our link is like a light bulb switch just got turn on in my head when I read it.

Thanks for the sharing.
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I agree, That happened with me as well. There's really something to this.
Best of luck :)
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Like what I'm seeing so far. Seems legit. Not like these other places where it says you don't have to do anything just log in and make money. Yeah right. Money is work and work is money. Can't sit and do nothing and make money have put some effort in.
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So let’s say I love tea and will try to sell it.
I can’t think of problems people have with tea except maybe not brewing it right. Would that be a problem to solve? In your example people know they have a problem with their baby, not everyone knows they have a 'tea' problem.
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I LOVE TEA ! Good Luck, my friend !
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nathaniell Premium
So many problems to list! Here are just a few.

What's the difference between green and white tea
how to brew green tea versus black tea
how to ferment your own pu er tea
what's the proper brewing method for X/Y/Z tea
How to identify good quality loose leaf green tea
Tea from X region versus tea from Y region in China
Japanese tea versus Korean tea

.... etc etc

"Problems" describe more than just "i need help because I'm ill". They can be anything about buying something, comparing something, making something, or doing something properly, or even just gaining knowledge about a subject.
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otikoroASH Premium
This is fantastic instruction for people new to Affiliate marketing , like myself. I loved how well organized and compartmentalized it was. That is what i am appreciating about this site so far. How organized the information is.

I came up with two inquiries while reading this article;

The first is that the author, Veronica, suggests the best way to capture an email from a visitor is by giving them something in return. Her example for one website she built was to create an e-book on the topic niche she choose (her example was colic).
E-book sounds like a whole other realm I would have to learn, and I am not a stranger to hard work but, sounds like quite a venture to write a e-book in the topic. Are many others going this route? What are other good ways to entice a visitor to provide their email address?

My other question has to do with getting a commission from Amazon-com . I am from Canada, so do I need to use Amazon-ca? ( i had to use the hyphen as only premium members can use links in comments and I hadn't signed up yet)

Thanks for the read!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Ashley, not everyone uses an e-book. There are traffic building tools like SumoMe, that you can install and use to build traffic and email lists.
I also live in Canada and did sign up with Amazon.ca.
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otikoroASH Premium
Very helpful feedback, thank you Harvey
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flafun53 Premium
Hi, I really haven't gone there yet, so I don't have an answer for you. But, I have read other blogs about this, and it appears to work pretty good.
Kathi
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Thanks for this post. I've been using WordPress for a long time, but not consistently, and I've never viewed it as more than a public journal (I'm a writer and post poems and stories I'm not currently submitting to markets). Since I'm comfortable with WordPress, I hope that creating another one, finding a niche, and the using affiliates will start me down a path of making some money online.
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otikoroASH Premium
Sounds like you have had a good online presence already with your writing :) Maybe there is a niche to be found with products for freelance authors? i wonder ? I'm still jotting down ideas for niches as well!
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MissO Premium
Hello, thanks for the tips!. Quick question - what will you advice in an instance where I have already set up a website that offers services to my audience/clients e.g. job coaching.
Will you recommend that I become an affiliate of other well established companies/websites in my niche and promote their services (which are similar to mine) on my own website ?.
Is this appropriate ?.
Thanks in advance for the responses to my question :)
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drjec Premium
Personally, I would not promote other websites that provide the same service as you. Promote an affiliate product that is different like an airfare program, or travel company or a store.
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MissO Premium
@drjec thanks for the helpful response!.
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gjshawk Premium
Wow! I have toyed with affiliate marketing for a while without any success. Now I know why - I was just "toying" with it! There is nothing wrong with the product I am an affiliate with, I just haven't been focused and serious enough. Thanks for the lesson, some of it is way over my head as yet but won't be for long.
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wgolden Premium
I've been using my Amazon affliate link on a large writing site for a couple of years. It has been very handy for making a few dollars a month just for referring someone to Amazon. The problem with publishing on someone else's site: If there's a problem with their traffic, or Google changes the game, commissions can vanish overnight, and that's what happened to me.

This made me realize that having my own web sites/blogs is the only way to go. I joined WA so that I could learn how to do my own blogs. This is wonderfully written and very informative. Thank you.
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AnnaH25 Premium
Thank you for sharing your experience.
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browzman Premium
From what I gather you chose the product based on your experience with colic and your young children.

One of the rules of Affiliate Marketing is selecting a niche that you are passionate about using. This colic product was your first niche product, and I guess after your first product it became easier to research other products you may not have had experience through use

Thus keeping your two babies in mind, it must have taken at least fifteen months to do the research on this niche.
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NessaWA Premium
one way to make money was to sell the item and have it fulfilled by Amazon. Your Blog had images of happy Mothers, happy infants and happy family gatherings. I bet there were entries from you, I think 2 because you had 2 kids and as a mother of 2 myself, I know that no 2 children are alike when it comes to issues like colic. You also probably used testimonials if you could fit it and perhaps links to social media about how to settle your baby's upset tummy, heal/treat colic, and get your baby the sleep they deserve with photos of babies or babies and mammas or papas all over instagram. Perhaps make a page in FB for the product?
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NessaWA Premium
I appreciate the outline about how we can expect to make money with our Wordpress Blog. It helps so much that it is broken down to it's simplest form so that as an audience member, I know what to anticipate, see if I'm already familiar with any of the ways listed and know what to have in the background of my thoughts as I continue the lesson.
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Lisajb83 Premium
Hi, I am new & following through each step & have been directed to this page however, I have a feeling there may be a link missing? Can someone please confirm for me? I only joined a couple hours ago & only signed up to premium half an hour ago. Could thus be why I am seeing less? I tried to screenshot to attach a pic, but it doesn't allow me to attach it.
Basically there is no tutorial for me to "get started" as it suggests... Or am I missing something?
Thanks for your time
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NeBro Premium
Seeing less?

Start here Post back if you need more input.

Neil
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Lisajb83 Premium
Thanks Neil.
I am up to No.2, Task 4 - but when I get here there is no link or tutorial to watch as it suggests?
Just trying to make sure I'm not missing anything before moving forwards.
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NeBro Premium
Hi, Lisa, you are not missing anything, this post was the last task in the lesson, so just go back to it, tick off the task and move to the next lesson.

Regards

Neil
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Lisajb83 Premium
Perfect. Thanks for your help.
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Izanamikun Premium
Is it better to focus on one affiliate program or several of different types? For example, if the top result is a store for products that help with colic but the next top is for books on the subject, would it be best to include both or just one? And what about mixing amazon affiliate links to specific products with an affiliate program that offers something amazon products cannot?

I guess put simply, is it best to put all my eggs in one basket or diversify?
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nelsonrosa77 Premium
Hello, Elizabeth. I think that you can create a shop page or you can create an e-commerce site.
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MFryer1 Premium
I would get to grips with one first and the rest will be easier later on. But that's just me. Good luck.
Tracy
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Vbowers Premium
finally someone makes sense, ONe of my many jobs was in advertising and I know the benefits of it. I also know it can be BIG bucks. What I do not see here is two things I learned while running a retail business. 1 is brand advertising allowance...this is the manufacture pays you to advertise their product, can be low as pennies but pennies if volume is there make dollars. 2. It is the LAW that is you find someone selling for less than you can purchase for resale, you have a bad connection, by law any price offered to one retail outlet MUST be offered to all. this can be adjusted to volume but must be offered. This is the FAIR TRADE ACT.
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lewislibbywa Premium
I am still having a hard time understanding the email list building with a simple website that might be oriented or focused to a narrow type of products. For example: Any new contact needs to be related to the same products. There must be many related products in your niche that you might get each person interested into. Otherwise they might simply un-suscribe to avoid further contacts. Unless the product needs repetitive purchases, like a nutritional supplement. But if you are advertising blenders, once a person bought one, what more interest he might have in your website?
If you are not in a niche, you can email the same guy offering different products, without having either a website. I would call this 'blind email advertising" which is what I have been bombarded with on a daily basis.
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ericcantu Premium
In your example of blenders, no one's site is going to be a bunch of posts about a single blender, right? it would have posts about different blenders, new and upcoming ones, reviews that compare one to another, posts that have great recipes for quick snack ideas using blenders, posts about the best shakes to pair with certain desserts, etc.

Your specific niche doesn't mean your site has to be pigeon holed into only that specific product. On the contrary, by building out your site to cover relevant things you ensure that you have consistent content that anyone interested in that specific niche would be interested in.

So for this reason, even someone who already bought a blender from your site is going to have continued reason to keep coming back for more. :)
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lewislibbywa Premium
It makes sense. Thanks
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Vbowers Premium
The e-mail list is a capture of people interested in this type of product, if they buy a ball sooner or later they will need a bat or a glove, it is building for the future.
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