1. Affiliate Programs

With my colic site I signed up for affiliate programs. I did a review site and compared the different programs. I found the affiliate programs by typing in the following into Google:

colic + affiliate programs

So your keyword + affiliate program.The first option that shows up is ColicCalm and that is the program that I focused on as my top choice. I had my first sale with ColicCalm I will never forget the $4 I made my family thought I`d won the lottery ;). To me it meant that Internet Marketing worked and it can be done!

Other affiliate marketing programs are:

  • Clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • ShareaSale
  • BlueSnap used to be Plimus
  • MarketHealth

These are a few that I have used myself and they work great.



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mimieAG Premium
AWESOME training, just what I need when I am told I cant make much money out of ads. Not hoping on the ads, I do have to be realistic, but while building on quality content, I was hoping the ads will help me a little. There is nothing wrong with hoping, aye?
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I think this article is a perfect example of what we must keep in mind as marketers: give the audience true value. If we give them something they can truly use and it benefits them in some way they will trust us and will return the favor in the future, perhaps by purchasing something we recommend for which we receive a commission. Enjoyed and benefited from this article. Thanks.
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Hi Veronica. No where have I found such an awesome Blog discussion. You really provided me with some incredible knowledge that I believe will actually work. Do you perhaps have a PDF Version of this Discussion please? If you do, I'd love a copy. Please connect with me on Whatsapp 0027823346596. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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BklynCed Premium
Thanks, Veronica. That was insightful.
AS a dad myself I am hoping to involve my little boy in building a website around things he enjoys using as he develops. we have a ton of science kits and do a lot of photography and video oriented things as well. This post gave me a better sense of direction on how to utilize that to build an online business.
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hhrj Premium
ok so I attended the first portion of awols academy before they asked me for 14 grand ..... but the talk about an audience who you put your ad in front of, then If they clicked that it would send them to a squeeze page or lead page. this is where they put there email in / get sent to the offer page where they can buy a product.

im currently on course 1 lesson 7, and im learning about building my own website to send traffic through. is there a comparison between the squeeze page , and building my own website?
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Kyoko817 Premium
A squeeze page is just one page for only the purpose of capturing visitors' information to build the list (mostly by setting up opt-in) so you can promote your products through email sequences. Building the website, especially here, is to create contents (blogging post) focusing on Keywords and so forth to drive traffic in an organic way.

The reason why you create many contents is to make the website become more authoritative so you will gain the credibility of visitors as well as Google and other search engines.

If you only have a sqeeze page, you will probably have to spend $$$$$ to get traffic. I know many marketers are spending a fortune to make multi fortunes, but not all of us can do such thing.

There is nothing wrong with the squeeze page, you can absolutely add it to your website you will build, and I think that's the way it should be.
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hhrj Premium
perfect thank you so much!!
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Veronica,
I have heard that Wordpress is the most popular among blogging platforms; but that it's not as pretty and may not be user friendly when it comes to customizing the website.

What is your opinion on using Wix to create and host a website? I know they have very recently upgraded their use of SEO.

Thanks!
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littlemama Premium
Wordpress is way better and used by millions as well as widely supported by thousands of developers that make plugins for WP sites to add extra functionalities. You cannot create or host WIX sites here on WA.
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ZEGU Premium
I don't have any experience of using Wix but the discussion below is so informative:
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To Veronica,

I would like to personally thank you for such a thorough and defining presentation. I know you must of taken time to write this for the WA community. It has been a challenging, but informative presentation that was an enjoyable read, as well. Thank you, again.

Sincerely,
Jason
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To Veronica,

I would like to personally thank you for such a thorough and defining presentation. I know you must of taken time to write this for the WA community. It has been a challenging, but informative presentation that was an enjoyable read, as well. Thank you, again.

Sincerely,
Jason
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To Veronica,

I would like to personally thank you for such a thorough and defining presentation. I know you must of taken time to write this for the WA community. It has been a challenging, but informative presentation that was an enjoyable read, as well. Thank you, again.

Sincerely,
Jason
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jsunsdsx1 Premium
I think in this tutorial there should be instructions or guidance in establishing your own domain, and the cost involved in establishing a domain. I personally was shocked to find out that site.rubix.com was a sub-domain. As a new premium customer Is there anyone that chose to get your own domain, the cost, etc. and available for comment?
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JBond1 Premium
Hi, most people choose their own domain and at such a small cost of around $15 per year with full hosting included it really is a no-brainer!

You can purchase your domain right here at WA and it's really easy to transfer your 'free' site to your new domain.

I hope this helps?
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Stella741 Premium
Hi there, I had great success with internet marketing as far back as 2006, I earnt £500 in 3 weeks just by following the simple instructions...Then the company that I was an affiliate with went bust...so I spent a long time figuring out how to avoid that problem..

Along the way I realised that only people with a good email list, website and choice of multiple streams of income were succeeding...I also found myself jumping from one shiny button to the other..The good thing is - I've learned a lot of what to do beside what not to do...

Consistency and perseverance with yourself whilst learning is the key
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wow,helpful, thanks Stella, would love to hear and learn more from you.
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Hello Everyone, I am new Wealthy Affiliates. In process of completing my lesson plan, I have managed to roam to areas ahead of my lesson and had to backtrack to get on track. I have decided on my niche, but I am not seeing the ability to make money from it, but I would be able to help people. That is very important to me.
My question is how would I be able to help others without asking them to read a book first? Place an order for additional information?
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ShakidaD Premium
Hello, Ms. Kushie...look up to the top of your page you should see a search bar with the words Hey Kushie, search help here. If you type in what the other members including yourself have questions about a list of links to tutorial videos will pop and depending on which one meets your need will be the link you will copy and paste to the page or post of that member. IF for you then you would just simply click the link to the site for the tutorial that could be a blog or videos from anyone of many different back grounds of expertise.

Hope this helps,

Ms. Kida
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DaleRodge Premium
OK, so you want to help people - that's a great start, because it's always better to focus on providing maximum value to your visitors as opposed to just focusing on money. However from what I understand to help the people in your niche they must have first read a specific book? Is that correct? If so then yes there is no harm in asking people to purchase the book, read it & then come back to your website to continue with the course or whatever it is you plan on putting together :)

Don't be afraid of asking people for money if you are doing it to truly help them or provide them value - you will find that if that's the case people will be more than willing to make purchases.
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Gregory999 Premium
Hello kushie, beautiful name by the way. I myself for my personal niche have a spiritual self help book called "DISCOVER YOUR TRUE EXISTENCE" I did alot of online researching on publishing my books and learned that it is vital to turn your book into your business. So depending on what your book is sharing or teaching i suggest your also write a self help version where you can teach your book to others in the way of seminars, motivational speaking engagements, training classes to teach others who are interested truly in your craft to do the work with you and of course charge for these services. I suggest your down load a free ebook on line called " How to Multiply and Grow your Business Successfully" it was a great help for me in defining my goals and marketing ideas to not only make major revenue opportunties but to live my passion as well.
Hope this info helps. Enjoy your Day, its not only your Birthright its your Job!!!!
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Thank you!
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BILLIEJ1 Premium
I've gone through this part of the process twice just to absorb anything I might of missed the first time. the content is awesome. it gives clarity to exactly how and what the process is. I have a question on this page specifically. or at least the content on this page. When you say that I cannot apply or be approved for an AdSense account using a sub domain such as the one on this site does that mean that the website I create in class with it's awesome people attracting content and it's knock it outta the park site name that when I want to branch out on my own to get my own domains that I will have to come up with other content and catchy focal points again. Which is fine I just wanna know to be able to save the best for last so to speak. As I understand it the website I make is in fact mine and when I venture out on my own I take my project with me in all of it's glory i will just have to get my own domains to utilize this feature. If the next two lessons are the creation of the website I would like to know the answer for definite so I don't relive my failed moment in high school where I joined a poem contest with three of my poems the prize being a savings bond and my poems being published in a collective poem book. Having all three poems entered place and put in that book prevents me from being able to publish them in my own book or any other. At the time they were my best poems and I've always regretted not understanding that aspect of entering them. Had I known I would of entered some of my less creative work.
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"The advantage is as I said before if they purchase anything at all, not even related to your product you still get paid."

So if they link to amazon from your website even if its not on the original item you may have linked to, you still make commission?

So someone linking to amazon through your site for a tv stand and end up buying a tv while they are there, you'd get paid the 4% commission on the tv?
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Triblu Premium
You are correct Justin!
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SHawkins1 Premium
This is unbelievable news..
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I think Affiliate marketing is wonderful but I have a pretty good idea what I want my website to do. I just hope Im not being impractical. I know I can help people which a lot of people have questions and don't understand my topic but I do since I sell cars/ Technology has become big in the Auto Industry everyone wants all the latest in safety and technology and that is where I come in. So I am excited cannot wait to get it up and running. I will definetly have a blog and a you tube channel. Anyhow to you all I wish you much success with whatever you choose. Just make ure you know about your product can talk about it even advise or show how to get the answers.. Good Luck
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RBudraj Premium
Wise, think positive
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STuanquin Premium
it has seemed helpful but my question is how can I use for
6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress blog?

and does it works for those?

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

what can I do for them? please help me out
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adreyna Premium
As you follow all 8 lessons of Veronica's training, she covers each of the "6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress Blog" and gives personal examples on how each of them works.

Also, as you continue the Certification Course Kyle will cover many of your questions on these topics as well. Hope this helps.
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rohughes Premium
I might be a newbie but from my research these 6 ways to make money online go along with what I would expect to be a natural progression of a well managed e-commerce business. As our businesses grow we should look at this list as a tool to keep our focus not only where we are in the process but also on the next step in our evolution.
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I agree with you rohughes. I am very new here and this can feel very overwhelming. I look forward to our progress.
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Adamgerz1983 Premium
this is all so new to me but im picking thus all up fast and been taking notes since the start and i think i have like 7 full pages long.and i all ready have a program/project that is going to change the way poeple think about how i can help more people then anyone stay clean long term that is 100% proven to work.and is almost free.
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DrPatB Premium
"With my colic site I signed up for affiliate programs. I did a review site and compared the different programs." So you take your niche & make a website then sign up for the affiliates that were linked to colic. Got it. So what is a review & how is it done. We have a website that has gotten a few views & that's it. While we fork out $$$ to keep in running. Trying to figure out how to turn this around.
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phildora Premium
For more clarification on what a review site is and how it is done, I suggest viewing the replays from Jay's Live Class Training:

1) 2) 3) Hope this helps!
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victoras9555 Premium
Thank you very much Veronica,
In fact, according to your lessons here, everything seems simple. However, I think that in practice everything is much more complicated. Especially for beginners.
But I'm not going to give up, I know that I will have to make a lot of effort until I reach my goal of having the financial freedom working and get benefit online.
In addition to this, there are so many wonderful people in WA who I hope to help me to overcome all the difficulties.
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lscvirenco Premium
Absolutely agree with you. I an a beginner, and I hope to reach my goals a s well. Good luck.
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chardin4 Premium
Yes, I believe it is more complicated, too. But as long as they keep breaking things down, step by step, I think we can do this! I feel hopeful.
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Hypnosisguru Premium
I have a hypnotherapy practice I would like to promote. I already have the website set up, it is, faceithypnosis.com. I am also a Young Adult and children's author. I write in English and Spanish and I recently acquired a Domain Name for my books as well. Since I am promoting my two companies and don't have time to promote other people's products, what do you suggest I do?

Thank you!
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DeBoheme Premium
Hey Hypnosisguru - I'm using WA to gain students for my teaching business, it's been two years and it's working fantastic! I actually just set up a new site showing everyone how to do the same things I've done, like adding a live booking calendar, integrating paypal etc. www.wantmorestudents.com

Let me know if there's anything you need help with - all the best!

K
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Thank you for the insight Veronica. It is helpful to see the potential for our online businesses. As I am reading through your blog I am gaining inspiration and hope for longevity.

First things first, the ground work must be laid as I have seen and heard in the training and various blogs within WA. It is encouraging to know where hard work and dedication can take you.

I am a firm believer in paying attention to what other people are doing, not to copy them but to become inspired and informed by them. It may not work for me in the exact way but I can draw from your experiences, failures and successes and apply it in a way that will work for me and my endeavors.

Girlfriend you rock for your willingness to share what you've learned with all of us. Thanks again. ~ India
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I feel that out of all six of these the ones that might seem more in favor are 1-4 main reason you are marketing a product from a company and get paid for it. I get that. But my main question and I am still learning. Is the how to go about it? What niche would best suit your audience? And as a starter in this community what advice would you give a noobie?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Rachel,

The following blog may help you with your first and second question: The advice I would give someone new to ANY training is to NEVER EVER skip ANY of the steps that are setup for you to take as this will only hurt you. No one will be watching over your shoulder to make sure you're taking every step, so only YOU can make sure to follow the instructions.

Also ... do NOT "binge watch" the training. Take the lessons one at a time. Give yourself time to absorb what you just learned in one lesson before jumping into the next one.

Those who tend to binge on the lessons most times end up feeling totally overwhelmed. I can say this because I have been guilty of such a move ... LOL!

Hope this helps you.
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Thanks Triblu. I appreciate it a lot. I am just trying to familiarize myself with the system and the overwhelming bit is understandble lol
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Triblu Premium
I hear ya' Rachel, and you're right ... the information shared here can be overwhelming ... I think, mainly because each one of us are shocked at how openly everyone shares information that is actually useful ... after following the great lessons that are constantly being updated and added to. WOW!

Try not to do too much at one sitting. That will help you feel less overwhelmed.
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Yeah. I think I will take that advice Trblu. I still have college classes to study for so I am gonna call it a night for tonight.
Have a good day or night and Thanks again for the help.
:)
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Triblu Premium
You're very welcome.
Sleep well!
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DeRaj Premium
It seems you are confused about a niche. OK, let me explain to you what is niche more clearly.

Niche means the subject of your interest, in which you have some knowledge so that you can write several contents related to that niche. Actually, every niche is profitable, what matters is a number of contents you can write on that niche. So, instead of thinking which niche is profitable, think in which niche you can write many contents by targeting several different keywords, because more contents you can write, you gonna have more traffic to your website and then more conversions, sales or even profit from advertisements within your website by applying with services like Google Adsense. If you don't know what Google Adsense means, then you can click this link:- https://www.newsonlineincome.com/how-to-make-money-from-google-adsense/

So, any niche is a profitable niche for you if you have some ideas on that niche so that you can write several contents on that topic on your own as well as by doing research on Google. So, sure you can pick any niche and keep on making website exactly as guided by Wealthy Affiliate lessons by doing proper keywords research for each content.

So, keep on taking Wealthy Affiliate lessons by clicking "Get Started Here/Certification" green bar on the left-hand side menu of Wealthy Affiliate. At the end of those lessons, there are some tasks which you need to complete. Move step by step from lesson 1 without skipping any lessons or tasks. I repeat, without skipping any lessons or tasks. If you move in that way, soon you will understand the system of Wealthy Affiliate and even will start to build your online business.

And remember, I'm always ready to help and support you. You can always feel free to ask me if you need any help from my side within Wealthy Affiliate. Even you can follow me and message me on Facebook if you need my urgent help. This is my Facebook ID:- https://www.facebook.com/rajde029
Best of Luck!
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I have several niches in mind and create products via woodworking. I am trying to wrap my head around advertising and bringing in customers. I am also interested in reselling products on amazon. My primary goal is to have an option or options out of my current job situation in order to spend more time with my family.
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Hi people this is all very new to me and I really don't have a clue what I'm doing but starting to learn and looking forward to learning more. The main thing is that I'm finding it fun and interesting trying something totally new to myself that and that I'm also quite nervous about.
My first idea is to try and help people to quit smoking by promoting E-cigarettes. This is something that I myself have been though, I'm now over 2 years smoke free all thanks to E-cigarettes. I tried many times in the past to give up with no joy then I tried the E-cig and hey presto SECCESS. Also nowadays they are becoming very popular.
Any thoughts/feedback on this idea from people would be great. as I first said I really don't have a clue about any of this making money online business.
Thanks.
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Hi Shayne78 and just like you I am also very new to this online opportunity. I have no idea what my niche would be but I'm sure with a little time and help I'll have one put together and ready to go. I hope your niche will pay off for you soon ( I'm sure it will) and I wish you the best in this unknown country of online marketing!
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KrisPerrine Premium
I am nervous too, but I am finding it fun. I have a niche in mind. I am just not sure if it is a doable one. I have been suffering from chronic pain since 2003. I would like to share my battle with people on the net. I'm just afraid that will not give me enough things to advertise? Any thoughts?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Kristen,

I think Kyle's comment to another member may be a perfect response to your question too ... only substitute "chronic pain management" where Kyle wrote "photography or digital art". Hope this helps you.
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bpatkins Premium
I thought we were going to get into setting up our blog and or web site in lesson three.I have not seen lesson three yet. So why are we going ahead and setting up blogs and websites before we are schooled on them. It must be implied some were in this lesson. I must have missed it.
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phildora Premium
Setting up your blog content and website is covered in the WA training modules.

You can find additional training using the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task.

Hope this helps!
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Uniqueprods Premium
Your training is to the point and easy to understand. Thank you for teaching us how to help our customers solve a problem and for showing us how to conduct research to obtain the information we need to pin point who our customer is through demographics and how to market to their particular need. What a great example.
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NackO Premium
Thanks Veronica! This was a great read. You have put in such effort here for us newbies so thank you. It's all starting to make sense when I was reading your blog. I haven't clicked on all your links at the end yet, but I will do this as I continue my training. Thank you.
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bvincent Premium
This was a great read, thank you! As a newbie, reading through all of this for the first time, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of this information. It's all so very new! I appreciate the opportunity to connect with so many people that feel the same way and those that started out this way and are now seeing some great success. I look forward to connecting with you!
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See this phrase "If this is completely new to you then there might be some words or lingo that is not familiar to you, if that is the case check out this Wealthy Affiliate Glossary a lot of the words are explained in there:". This should be the VERY first thing you show people. You ALMOST lost me because undefined terms mean it is NOT designed for a beginner.
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Qasiana Premium
This info brings back old memories when I was just finishing high school and I was into computer programming back then .... bottom line, all these different types of marketing programs are actually codes of instructions set for the computer to generate over and over for different results for the user. They may be different but still the same concept of creating, developing programs. Thanks for the recap folks!
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Hello Veronica,
Thank you for sharing this article. You said that you can sign up with your on domain for Google adsense and then use that account for your siterubix site as well. I am wondering about the following:
Can you only have one Google Adsense account?
I thought one account for each niche you are dabbling into might be better for tracking purposes. So you know where the money is coming from and can amend the web site...
Or does Google limit the accounts?

Thanks,
George
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Cynthiah1 Premium
They limit your account s to one. However, you are able to use it on different sites. You add the site inside of your AdSense account.
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ChefJack Premium
Hi Veronica,

Thank you so much for this article! So very helpful! There was a part when you were talking about showcasing some Amazon products on your site and mentioned that even if the audience purchases a different product that the one you put on your site, you still get paid. So, as long as they follow the link to Amazon and make a purchase, you still get a commission?

Thanks again!
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researched a solution to a problem in the form of a product then promoted the product and took a commission. The question is "how to create a site substantial enough to get authority to promote high ticket items since its easier to sell 1 $20,000 product then it is to sell 1,000 $20 products. THIS is where I would love some expert advice learned over years by an expert but explained in a way that allows me to grasp it in 1 day ;)
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that's the gist of how u made money with that site but how much did you make with that site and if it was substantial for the work you put in how did you go about reaching enough of yor targeted group to create a substantial gain in commissions?
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MAARK Premium
Hi, I am new here just as you are, but you may get a quicker response to the question you asked on website content by repeating the question in Live Chat. You will find that radio button top left hand side of the login page. Sorry I could not be of any better help.
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i am on .4 AMAZON on this lesson and need help, at the end he says "The advantage is as I said before if they purchase anything at all, not even related to your product you still get paid." now how do you get paid if they click your link and scroll around and buy something else than what you are advertising? for example if i was selling teddy bears for Amazon and someone came to my website and followed the link from my website to Amazon to buy the teddy bear and instead bought a tv how would Amazon know to send me the money?
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i figured it out.
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JeannineC Premium
In case someone else is wondering how that works, it's through the cookie process. When someone clicks through from your site to the merchant's site, a cookie is dropped on their computer. When they complete any purchase, that triggers the merchant's pixel to fire, reporting the sale to the affiliate network or merchant, and including your cookie information to credit the sale to you. It all happens on the check-out page which is where all sales funnel through, and it's all done automatically.
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I liked the example. It makes perfect sense how you went about it. I'm a little stuck on finding my niche. I was thinking in larger terms of a topic or market, rather than focused on one singular product.

Was your niche that product, which you marketed and then moved on to something completely different and focused on another singular product? Or was that the just first product within that niche or market and you stuck with it?
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Labman Premium
You want to focus small and target a specific group but you don't need to pick a single product.
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clayharrison Premium
I am brand new at this...Makes sense... things are falling into place already... I have two niches in mind with repeat sales experience in the retail market I know will go far out on the internet...I am eager to research and successfully create a customer profile for my potential website...
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rtr7 Premium
I like the fact that there are a number of ways to make money from a website or blog. But as you indicated you need to know about getting traffic and how to generate it. That is what I struggle with and that's why I am here. You also offer so much value for money on WA such as a website and a blog that I can create as and when I require them. I am really looking forward to learning and earning an income at last.
Lets get it on!!!
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lawukazicm Premium
Than you very much I'm so glad though I'm far behind at least I on the journey and moving forward now I'm no longer staggering, stumbling and cycling in one place anymore. Thank you Carson and Kyle.Oh my God I can't forget WA community. You are so kind thank you guys God bless you.
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RodneyJr Premium
Hey Veronica, I have questions about traffic and monetizing even videos of my video game genius. I have a website and I'm having trouble getting traffic to it for one. Secondly, I want to monetize it and I have joined several sites as an affiliate so as to promote their site on my website. Also, I'm trying to record and post my video gaming to my computer so I upload it to YouTube and Facebook but I've been having trouble with that too because I can't seem to get the computer's webcam to focus on the television where the picture isn't backwards on the video. Please help!
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MarkF1957 Premium
Newbie here... second time thru your lesson package and things are starting to click. There's so much information (and help) here on WA it can and is overwhelming while the same time encouraging. I'm trolling for a niche and woke up this morning thinking about a blog/website about the town I live in... a kind of "today in hometown" information, human interest, trivia, social calendar web site. Info can be about the arts, restaurants and bars, community events, local history (trivia), etc. Trying to understand the best way to monetize a site like this and your examples of relevant advertisers (local establishments of all types) and adsense ads seem logical. It also occurs to me that this niche (if it is a niche) is limited in it's reach (limited by geography) and thus may not be a great choice, even though it has strong interest for me. I would love to hear your opinion on this.
Thanks for the great advise and ideas!
Mark
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phildora Premium
Hi Mark and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I believe you can monetize your site. You can build it as a place to come and visit with some beautiful images and videos to invite your audience--they'll be on the next flight to meet you there!
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I can tell you this as the owner of an offline business-- I would LOVE to see someone local build a website where, for instance, I could network with other businesses and offer "combo" deals. As an example--I'd love to see a site where I could partner with a local pizza place and do a joint coupon--1.00 off a bag of kettle corn if the person purchases a pizza.

And if the site also included an app for smartphones, so that people would get offered my coupon on their phone when they purchased from a partnered business, I would be more than willing to pay a decent monthly subscription fee to list my business. There's a company out there that has an app program--ICanget2 (I think that's the name)-- that could be used for such a site.

You would think that in a city the size of Tucson there would be a dozen "buy local" sites of this type, or local review sites, networking sites, etc-- but there aren't. All we have is the hit or miss connections on Craigslist in rants and raves, and the rather pitiful offerings from the old Arizona Daily Star, and one or 2 free publications with badly designed online sections....And nobody is offering anything close to an all around "TUCSON STUFF" site for locals, never mind tourists.

I'd say this is not only a niche, but it's one well worth filling, because it's one that everyone in town can get invested in, and be a part of in one way or another-- and the more people it involves, the more it will grow. Even a very small town can generate a surprising amount of wealth if everyone gets excited.
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MarkF1957 Premium
Chrystalia - thanks for taking the time to write this thoughtful and detailed reply... it'll definitely help guide my decision.
Another thought I've had about this particular niche is that it'll be more time consuming relative to a typical affiliate marketing site that steers visitors to product recommendations (and commissions). I say this because because content will have a shorter shelf life... community events will expire and new events will appear on radar daily, and there'll be a responsibility to keep up. failing to do so will deter repeat visitors and sponsors/advertisers. On the plus side it's really a labor of love and the potential to fill a valuable public service is a strong motivator.
Again, thanks for your meaningful feedback.
Mark
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JeannineC Premium
I've worked with dozens of local content sites, and there are many ways to monetize them. Look at hotel affiliate programs for guests coming to town. If fishing is popular, add a fishing gear affiliate program, or cycling gear affiliate program, or camping gear. Link to a ticket program for tickets to events either in town or nearby, Perhaps a clothing affiliate program for seasonal wear - jackets in the winter, swimwear in the summer. Some of your content can be evergreen - the basics about the town, the museums, restaurants and other attractions, annual events, favorite unique shops, etc. Your labor of love can definitely be profitable as well.
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LMcLaughlin Premium
Veronica,

This was so informative an opened my eyes up to what happens when I use a search engine like Google. I always wondered about the ads that popped up when I was reading an article or a link to go to. this also showed me how it is possible to make some money using these six ways. I took numerous written notes as I was reading this and know I will refer back to them as I build my online business in affiliate marketing. I specifically like the amazon.com as I am an avid user of this site.

Thank you
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DarlaC1 Premium
I can see I have some big decisions to make about my niche. Right now I am torn with wanting to continue to help victims of violent crimes and suicide prevention and don't know how to get paid for it. My other issue is promoting and growing the MLM I am a market partner in.
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JeannineC Premium
I have seen affiliates with that type of site include a "help support us by shopping on our gift guide page", with that page containing a selection of affiliate links. it's a big different than the WA training on how to do things, but if that's your passion, then .....
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DarlaC1 Premium
Thank you. It's a lot of information to process
I have learned since I became a part of WA I have learned how great it is to get feedback and that anybody who says you'll bemami.g thousands in a week are definitely scamming.
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JeannineC Premium
There are some people who focus on that and do eventually succeed in that goal. Then there are the people who only sell courses claiming to teach you how to do that. Do stay away from those people! The training here is solid.

The other part, though, is that the success can depend on the niche you choose. The niche you are choosing isn't necessarily one where it's easy to make money, but as I said, if that's your passion, then you may be willing to trade the income in order to help others. If money matters more (and that's perfectly okay, cause you have bills to pay too), consider starting with a different niche site, make that profitable, then create a second site to follow your passion.
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Thank you so much for the info, but I have the following questions about Adsense Ads and Other Ad Programs section:
1- what does an ad block do and why do I need it?
2- do I have control of the products that show up in my page or sidebar? or by entering the ad code from google, google can promote what ever it wants?
3-does Adsense only work with premium membership?
Thanks!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Josh,

I first suggest you go through the main lessons in the GREEN button first before going into this but I can answer your questions:

1. The ad block let's google show the ads on your site.
2. Not really but you can by telling google what sites (domains) you don't want shown.
3. No, it works with any site, you don't have to be premium, but it needs to be a developed site before you get approved. You should have at least 20 posts on your site before applying with Google Adsense.

Hope this helps,
Grace
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brokwebb Premium
Hey Josh,

1) Not sure what you mean by this, no need to have ad block on to take advantage of the adsense program.
2) You have no control other than turning off/on gambling/adult ads. You put HTML code on your site and adsense fills the ad spots with ads of their choosing.
3) Adsense is completely separate from wealthy affiliate (so are all affiliate programs except the one here at WA) meaning you do not have to be a premium member here to join Adsense or affiliate programs related to your niche

Hope this helps

Brok
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Hello Brok, thank you so much for answering my question and helping me out.
I don't understand the Adsense part where you can join Adsense without premium because in the blog verionca says"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". can you clarify this, please?
one more thing, about the fact that I have no control of the ads that show up on my website: I want to make sure that everything on my website is 100% legit, so how to stop scams from showing up?

Thanks!
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brokwebb Premium
I guess if you want your website hosted here that is a true statement. I was meaning if you already have a website hosted somewhere else you can apply without being a premium member here so sorry about that confusion.

As others have mentioned you can exclude ads from certain sites but to make sure everything is 100% you'd have to wait for ads to show up, check them out, and then exclude them. Really there's not an easy way to only have 100% legitimate sites that you'd recommend when it comes to adsense.

That's why a lot of people skip ads and use affiliate marketing, where you can choose what sites/programs you link to and avoid linking to ones that are crap.

Brok
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TStuart1 Premium
ok Question:
when building a list do you build the list to reflect the customer base OR do you just get lots and lots of email addresses and keep track of where they come from???? tOR do you just collect emails and names and send t the entire list your information????
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littlemama Premium
Your list should reflect your customer base, how else will you attract people to your list? They should have an interest on the niche of your website.
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TStuart1 Premium
Thank you that is what I thought however I felt I needed to ask this I'm new here
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littlemama Premium
No worries. Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious. :)
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D-AnnTaylor Premium
How did Veronica make money with this site?

1. Veronica thought of a product to promote - natural colic product
for infants.

2. Veronica researched the product by visiting various websites,
chats, and forums that discussed colic, which entailed the input
of parents (information gathering). Also, read books from the
library that addressed the topic of colic, in addition to the fact
of having real life experience as a mother of two children
yourself. Based on the collection of data or information from
Veronica's research findings, the data revealed the following.

3. Customer (Target Audience) was a:
a. Woman
b. Mother
c. Age 24 - 35
Leading to the development of an ordinary profile of a customer.

Now, it goes back to the question:

4. "What problem(s) did Veronica solve by offering the natural
colic product to her target audience or customer?
a. Assisted the mother with feeling good because she was
able to resolve her baby's problem.
b. Relief of pain and gas issues for the baby, resulting in a
much cheerful baby.
c. A reduction in stress for the entire family.
d. Increase in sales during the holidays to avoid having a
crying and unhappy baby and in return the family could
enjoy the company of other family members for the holiday.

That's how Veronica made money off the natural colic product.

Well explained Veronica. I enjoyed the read. Thank you.

Deborah
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Good info.
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TStuart1 Premium
well stated and broken down easily for the lay NEWBIE to understand completely ..... kudos !!!
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Veronica, thank you for the lessons, it has give me an insight to something that has baffled me for many years, my son has tried to explain to me that lots of people make money online from a computer, i just couldn't see it! but in 6 easy steps outlined by yourself i feel ready to have a go.

I thank you for that

Lee
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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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JeannineC Premium
Search those diseases on Google and see what companies show up in adsense. Some may have affiliate programs. Other ideas may be companies selling products which comfort victims of those diseases - soothing balms, medical equipment, special socks, etc.
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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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CathyR62 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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