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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PhilipC1 Premium
Buysellads needs great than 50k impressions per month - I don't even know how to look for that in Google analytics and I gave out my sessions number. Already I can see I won't get approved.

Adsterra has ads that look like viruses.

Properller ads have this onclick popup ad that kills user experience.

Media. net have an air of co-operate elitism that would not approve me because most of my traffic is coming from the Phillippines, even though my second highest by less than 300 for top spot, is the USA traffic.

Adsense gave out suggestions which I have implemented, but if they are anything like Media. Net who are Google Approved and Adsense is owned by Google, I can't see adsense approving me either as my traffic is not tier one, so no easy way easy way to put ads on ones site except the rubbish ones that get no clicks.It seems different niches attract different 'tiers' of traffic is definitely something that needs to be put into beginner training so we can better understand when we decide upon a niche.

I give up!

I applied to iherbs and completed acc set affil prog, went to login,and there is no account.

Chitika ads has 0 support and can't see ads on my posts after following all of their instructions. They have a Facebook page littered with complaints and no answers from support.

Step 4 - Monetize - is proving impossible!!

Any suggestions Veronica?

Seems like these ad networks are making so much money they have forgotten about the publishers - this is my impression and I ma deeply unimpressed.

I think I may just leave all these ads and make a killing on affiliate commissions instead because no money is worth the time I have spent applying to all these ad networks.
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
Creating your own product I think is the most important part of a proper blog that raises money. Developing cards that you can hand out to people so that when they go to view your site they have a memory back up of who spoke to them and where they can find you later is also important. Though I have noticed a lot of the time people honestly, by the time they read one's blog fall for all the other scams that call online businesses scams and so there is a massive competition out there so if you want your blog to b successful you have to push every day to be seen and heard.
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ChristineCur Premium
thank you for all of this information, I am trying to create a blog that is not just giving a bunch of information but I want to help people. I have gone thru your recommendations on the training you suggested in your posts and hugely helpful. To all that are new to the blogging world forums are such a great resource in finding out what other people have for questions or concerns within your niche. I have learned so much in regards to my niche and what the critical questions are and what other peoples concerns are. I am still doing a lot of homework. a lot of reading, if you are like me and just starting out to try to create an informative blog, a blog that will help people there is a lot of information out there that can help. Thanks Veronica, I'm still a newbie but your information really helped
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fyrstone Premium
you need something to keep track of t your emails and your progress of your sales if you have folks checking your ads out , you want to find out who and why they left, exactly what they are after, , i found that folks are hurting from different issues if you have the remedy they are looking for, all there is left is offering them what you have to get them up and running again
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MariaMarcus Premium
I don't really understand the end note: does it mean that once I upgrade and buy my domain here, I will be able to use AdSense just like on any other website hosted on any other platform?
Or this site rubix is a subdomain of Wealthy Affiliate and the subscribers of WA can only work on their websites within this interface here?
Sorry if I don't make sense and thank you for reading this!
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Labman Premium
You will need a top-level domain (the one you need to purchase) to apply to AdSense. Adsense will not approve subdomains (any site with .siterubix.com in the URL)
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MariaMarcus Premium
Thanks for the answer Labman, very helpful!

So correct me if I'm wrong: the WA offers the option to premium members to host their website (upto 50), and I only need to buy the domain name from here, for around 15$/year.
Than, once my website's URL will look like www. mydomainname. com , even if its hosted by siterubix (or maybe this part confused me, that the hosting here is not on rubix)
will be elligible to partner with Adsense.
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Labman Premium
There are 25 free sites available to Premium members. These sites are on a subdomain of siterubix so the URL will appear http://Sitename.siterubix.com.

In addition, you can purchase 25 additional domains where you will buy the URL. These will be .com, .org or .net file extensions (those are the only extensions that WA provides and are the most effective at ranking) cost for each will be $13.99 these will not have the .siterubix extension and will appear as http://Sitename.com These are what is referred to as top-level domains.

Site Registration is where you purchase the URL. This reserves the name of your site (like a street address). Then you need to have hosting (like the house sitting at the address) someplace that stores the content on your site. WA provides the hosting for 25 sites and provides the hosting and registration for the 25 free sites (on the .siterubix sub-domain)

I hope this clarifies.
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MariaMarcus Premium
Thank you very much Labman, this made everything crystal clear!!
And it was important for me, because you don't find all these details just everywhere here, and being new makes it a bit harder to look in the right spot.
Also, i would like to know one more thing, if anyone here would answer, not necessarily you, as i took enough of your time already:
How premium members pay their membership -are they charged monthly or per year?

You are A-MA-ZING, all of you!!
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you are correct that hosting on WA and using a siterubix domain are two different things. "Siterubix" is the general name for all the tools here, but it's also the subdomain you use for the free websites. Anyway, once you get your own .com, no matter if it's hosted here at WA or somewhere else, you can put Adsense on your website.

Paying for your WA membership can be done monthly or yearly. There's a discount for yearly, but that option only appears after you have become a monthly member, so you won't see that option right now.

Hope this helps Maria!
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MariaMarcus Premium
Thanks a lot Nathaniell, of course it helps! There are details that I want to know before and I cannot see exactly how they work until I decide to become a full member, and this is why I asked, to analyse if the options here are suited for my needs and actual budget.
If I had to pay for a whole year from the beginning, like other sites ask (Bluehost for ex.) I could not afford it right now, and I would have to lose the discount that I get through you.
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Bob-1 Premium
Are names of the other blogs ever changed? I tried to link to - h...s://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/make-money-with-wordpress-traffic-getting-revenue-driving-forces
and it gave me a message that there was no content with that name, or something like that. I had to change the notation at the beginning of the address in this comment because only Premium members are allowed to include links in a comment. Oops!

I loved your article and all the content you included!
Thank you Veronica.
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AlexO1 Premium
Yes, people do change their user names. It happens. I have thought about doing it myself.
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Bob-1 Premium
I meant the name of the article, the link led me to nothing....
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MariaMarcus Premium
I didn't even have a link in my text here but I got the same message as you. It's a bit annoying, they tell you they care, try it for free, bla bla, but they keep putting this in your face everytime you try to make sense of it all :)))
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Bob-1 Premium
Well, that is the first missed link I've come across. All the other one's I've tried have worked, which is why I was wondering if it may have had a name change.
I really like Veronica's blogs!
We'll get all this figured out Maria! Guess what, I just started my first webpage tonight! Things are happening, some things are starting to come together. Keep up with the lessons that has really helped me to keep moving forward. :)
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MariaMarcus Premium
Wow, super cool, you are great! Congrats and good luck, keep up the good work and I can't wait to hear you made your first commission!
I am moving slower because I am very careful not to miss anything from the lessons, but I'll get there soon too, I am so excited!
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bijanamid1 Premium
Hello Veronica,

Thank you for your explanation.I have a problem building my website and without it, I will not be able to do anything.
I was thinking of joining Divi.
Could you tell me the easiest way to build my website, get it running in order to be able to work with Adsense, please.
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Thanks Veronica, good info. I am such a newbie at all of this, seems like I have dozens & dozens of hours I need to put in just to kinda get started. How long did it take you to make your 1st dollar using this WA system? or more exactly, how long did it take you to understand enough to actually start doing a online business so you could start making money?
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littlemama Premium
Everyone has a different learning curve so someone can make their first dollar in their 2nd month like I did or 6th months or a year. You never know and this is not just something to pick up for a month, this is a real business that takes time to learn and build.

That is why they have an annual membership, to save your membership costs for those who are serious into building this business. :)

Here are some success stories you can read about that will have some time lines too:
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Lessismore Premium
Excellent tutorial, nice and clear. Thank you.

I feel that by thoroughly going over the basics (that are as clearly written as this) will allow me to create a solid foundation of knowledge to serve me in the future, and ensure no silly gaps in my understanding of the basics.

If you don't have the basics down, you are gonna struggle when things get more complicated
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JOHNGALVIN Premium
I recently retired, so I have some time. What I don't have is Internet expertise. I don't even have Internet trust! I have a Wordpress account that I am not blogging with, because I don't have that much to say. If I can make money with this toy then I win.
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What is great so far is how simple and clear your explanations are which make tech-talk much more digestible!

Saying this, I have just come across the word "plugin". To clarify, is this a piece of software that enables two separate websites to interact?

Also, how would I be able to monitor stats?
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Dale123 Premium
A plug-in is basically just an “add-on” to your site. They are easy additions that can be installed/removed with the click of a button to add different functions to your site. Think of it like an app on your phone.

You will see more about monitoring stats later in the training, but you will see that you’re able to view pretty much every stat you could ever wish to monitor :)
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Thanks :) I'm a bit of technophobe, but am determined to get my head round this!
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Well I hope I will get do do it. Sometimes it gets so dificult as there is so much mterial to read and learn. Besides it is a foreign language to me, besides by now I only have one eye and get so tired. Jesus, I hope he will help me to do things fine with WA.
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Yes I know what you mean but we can do it!
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Kashinga77 Premium
Wow this is very rich information Veronica. Thank you so much. You have just given me that confidence I really needed to just jump right in and start running...I now feel and know beyond all doubt that I can do this. Sharing your experience has really motivated and encouraged. I ve started my race..
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Diana-dmbn Premium
What if my niche was based on a social issue such as privatizing education in my state, Michigan? Is it feasible that my product would be "critical thinking"or "life-long learning?" And if that makes sense, then could a solution be to return to our original state-madated/written standards that we've used for many years ; Would I also need to provide paperwork ..

Can I be just as profitable with a site that is based on an idea instead of a product, and can that idea also have several op ed type articles to go with this niche as well? I would also include the stats and data that are registered with my state; the point would be to prove that there really is not PROOF that online schooling, college training, for profit/non-profit charter schools; to prove that these new options under the new education reform acts in Michigan are not scoring so well , I would investigate and share my findings with her.
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DynamicDavid Premium
You might need two niches; one being your social niche (that you do for pleasure) and the other one being the one that helps to pay the bills.

If you are seen as an expect in your social niche, you might be able to speak (if that took your fancy) (maybe for a fee) at public events to raise awareness. Or maybe write a book and get paid royalties. I know one guy who has a decent website who is now writing a book for the worldwide market based I assume on being seen as an expect by the book publisher. The book publisher would not know he is an expect in that field without the website.

Brings to mind the famous saying: What comes first, the egg or the chicken?

You could have paid ads that promote your point of view. Maybe AdSense ads....

You may just need to get your feet wet, so to speak.
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Diana-dmbn Premium
DynamicDavid, I definitely want to get back to respond to you! Super late right now, and I can't keep my eyes open...so tomorrow for sure. : )
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DynamicDavid Premium
Cool.

You might also find this discussion interesting as well. Be sure to follow my response to that question.

The Jaaxy keyword in your case, would be "privatizing education Michigan" or maybe "privatizing education".

And remember to also use these terms in your google research.
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JBattaglini Premium
I'm only in the first stages...I have no clue what it is I will be doing yet...this example seems to have skipped a step or two and I'm starting to get confused. I was not told I need to know what I'm going to be doing first; I thought that this came later.
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Beginzwithme Premium
i get how u feel..i will help and u can help who ever gets it first..smiles
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nrollins84 Premium
This is a member blog, not part of the training. Keep going with the training, then this will make a lot more sense.
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can i have it too? a lot of confuses here.. running with my ordinary jobtask too.
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so question, do I have to "capture emails" on my sites? I know a lot of times when I am looking for something, I will not leave my email, I would rather not do this at first at least, if I can get around it. Does it greatly effect the amount of money that I can generate
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JBond1 Premium
Hi, no, you don't 'have to', it's optional and it's whether or not it would help your niche. If you did want to 'capture' emails it can be done by simply offering a 'newsletter', people can opt in and you will capture their email but it isn't necessary, it's optional. : )
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Beginzwithme Premium
I enjoyed reading this..it is precisely what I would like to educate on correcting..for the purpose of asserting inherent, not policy, driven freedom..Obviously in plain every day terms, we get the point, however in legal terms, it means something completely different. For example, I am indeed. Am I a noun? A non-living entity? Mandy, Steve, and Jimmy were born unto me. Are they my children? Are they the kids? Please educate on the prefix, "a", and IT will become clear why I ask government and fellows, "am I on your papers?"

I am indeed. am I a person, place or thing? No. I am indeed.
I am....not...i am a........................

please educate on the words, person, human, anyone, everyone, no one, individual, corpse, corporation, etc....all non-living entities created for legal purposes only...Jurisdiction please? I challenge you to even attempt to disprove with any thing other than ignorance, stigma, or cruelty, because it's not going to happen..I am grateful to say these things because we matter. We are not things to be isolated, identified, labeled, and treated with disrespect thats things all too often are. When we label each other, we disable each other. We don't deserve IT, and we never have. Do not expect to get truth from common dictionaries. Use legal dictionaries only..ask yourself why we are not taught legalese, the court jargon used to control us in ignorance, in school.......I'm really going to need help presenting these facts, so I am so appreciative of you..I am indeed
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Jim-Bo Premium
I've heard similar things, the courts see us as corporations, numbers, not living people.
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Beginzwithme Premium
Absolute fact..if u allow IT only..The UN Universal declaration of human rights, a fraud, applies persons..r u a person?

I am indeed, and everyone, anyone, and no one thinks they can label and thus own me. I beg to differ. Freedom is inherent, and Maritime money bag crown cronies, which I can label as they are not, have zero jurisdiction over moi..I'm here to teach freedom
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Beginzwithme Premium
Absolutely, but pay attention, the geno crown even has it in their mind they can define life. They cannot. i am indeed. All persons are non-living personifications only..labels for their imaginary state of ownership..notice the word ship on the end..we will get to that..suffice it to say, maritime money bag crown cronies, and i can them as they choose to be things willingly, with out ignorance, have zero jurisdiction over us..we live..is my godly name on their papers? no...zero jurisdiction...i keep my living god's law..i cause no harm. i cause no loss.. i need not even appear in one their maritime dressing rooms the pretend are halls of justice..again, its about jurisdiction. they could try to drag me butt into one, but they won't. Because they know their time is over..This is the age of information, which is the reason residential genocidal institutions could not remain open, because of the internet, not for lack of decades and decades of resistance, were closed in the 90s only because of it..Grace of god man. people tried and tried screaming through the genocidal fog that is the Crown in Canada. I now understand what its like to be told to be polite or to shut up, or be spit upon, or even be tortured, out of ignorance and stigma for begging for the lives of our fellow..our families...I cant wait to show all of us exactly how IT works...I got 3 months of gruelling work, and 50 plus gigs of hard core data to share with y'all...yaaaaaay!
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Beginzwithme Premium
can you imagine what is in store for "the person" who fits the following legal label? This is the kind of thing I must present..please help me..i am focused but I need help..so i am soooo glad i am here..am i a here? lolol..kidding

MONSTER
An animal which has a conformation contrary to the order of nature.A monster, although born of a woman in lawful wedlock, cannot inherit. Those who have however the essential parts of the human form and have merely some defect of coformation, are capable of inheriting, if otherwise qualified.No living human birth, however much it may differ from human shape, can be lawfully destroyed.
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Hope10 Premium
Fantastic course with lots of tips and information I have missed in the beginning so now I know where and how I have to start and especially that I will have to deliver much more content this in combination with the lesson of Kyle on the low-hanging fruit for traffic with the right content, I am finally back on track
Thank you
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curtishagans Premium
So on this lesson it states that it’s better to do Affiliate marketing if you’re new to internet marketing. But doesn’t that just make this another affiliate marketing campaign? Also, why dont the Links open up when I click on them? I can check out the information if the links don’t open.
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AlexO1 Premium
Yes, it is another affiliate marketing campaign. It is recommended first though, because the only skill you need to know is how to write. It makes it a very straightforward business model.

From my own experience clicking on the links, I thought they were fine. I hope this helps.
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bill808 Premium
I was building websites for local businesses before my websites ever started making money. You can develop courses and sell them online, In the list above Adsense is not selling a product.
One of my sources of business is helping people prepare their taxes. One of my websites will start giving people tax tips next week. I will use my list to promote my tax service.
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AngelaWilli1 Premium
I would like to do a blog vs a blog. I know only the basics of AdSense related to websites. Didn’t even know a blog could be a vehicle for AdSense. Do the same AdSense principles apply to vlogs? Are there 5-7 pros and cons on blog vs. vlog you could list? How long does it normally take to get approved for AdSense for either blog/vlog?
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Hi Angela, here at WA we start with websites and as we progress, we later do video. I'm still building my sites and I'm not doing video yet. However, I found this site on google and maybe you can check it out:
http://tubularinsights.com/blogging-vs-vlogging/

Yes you can add Adsense to your website and earn money with it. The time to get approved for Adsense totally depend on google, but it can vary from a few hours to a few days. I think I waited for more than a week.

I hope this will help you.

Have a great day!
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AngelaWilli1 Premium
Hi Nick -

Thanks for your response. Can the blogging process be automated? That is my challenge since I am also working full time - it seems vlogging would be more expedient and fit in my schedule better. I also, the niche I am trying to enter is very visual - and, I want to transcend any language and education barriers. Any recomendations on how to approach that via blog?
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Has anybody here in WA compared the old & tested (Aweber, getresponse, Mailchimp...) vs. the newer ones like Convertkit, Sendlane, Activecampaign and the like? I've been trying to surf and it seems that each have their strengths and weaknesses. However, it would be great to have a jump with someone giving a shortcut review for most of them...
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littlemama Premium
I use Aweber and love it. It's dependable, reputable, and allows affiliate marketing, some others like Mailchimp don't allow affiliate links unless it's a sponsored relationship.

I have heard good things about GetResponse & Convertkit but not much detail. I think it comes down to what you need and what each one provides for you.
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lakbar12 Premium
I have tried Aweber, GR and mailchimp. Today I signed up for covert kit so I am testing it out. So I do not have much detail but I can give you what I learned so far.

When you first sign they will test your domain and make sure you own it. Also the domain you sign up with will be your main domain on convertkit.

Convertkit likes you to keep seperate accounts if you are targeting more than one audience..there advice is as follows...
1. If your blogs cater to a different segments of the same audience, then one ConvertKit account will work fine.

2. If they are separate blogs with distinct audiences, you will have an easier time creating a separate account for each blog.

Convertkit does weekly live training. they help you set the autoresponder up as a squence when you first set up your account
The 'All Subscribers' filter

And they focus on using one list
ConvertKit was built to be Subscriber-centric, this means you really only have one list. use Segments and Tags to carefully separate one audience but you won't ever want to use the 'All Subscribers' option when sending Broadcasts or creating Segments.

As that will include subscribers from both audiences.

and they have an affiliate program. So far that is all I know about convertkit and 14 day trial...

Hope this helps
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Thank you. Follow up though... did you encounter issues in transferring your list from one service to another? Oh... and I'm looking forward for any updates on your Convertkit experience. =)
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tashalove Premium
I haven't any other but Activecampaign and it's working really great for single email campaigns, setting up automated series and tracking contact statistics. (I love it, but don't know any other system - hope this helps anyway...)
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lkalin Premium
I don't understand these last two comments.

.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.

When your account is approved using your own domain you can add Adsense to your siterubix.com site if you would like.

I understand paragraph one, but paragraph two speaks of using siterubix as your own domain? Please explain more anyone? I'm not ready to build a wordpress site on my own yet, but I don't want to build something that can't be scaled up either. I'm just not understanding paragraph two. thank you
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feigner Premium
i think that means if you get approved for your own domain, the you can add the same code to a siterubix site without having to reapply for adsense authoriation.
But first you need to apply with a domain not a siterubix site.
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lakbar12 Premium
I have never used Adsense or applied for it but, I have applied at different affiliate programs with a siterubix.com domain and was denied due to me not owning the domain. Siterubix.com is not owned by us, we have to purchase a domain and WA provides the best pricing, with all the features that is included. $13.99 per year that price can not be beat.

I believe what she is saying do not apply for Adsense until you have a registered domain (one you paid for with WA or another domain provider), once your Adsense account is approved using the domain that you purchase.

...then and only then can you add Adsense to a siterubix.com domain

I hope this helped!
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PoppaJoe Premium
Thank you for this training! I just want to say that Adsense was a source that was considered for my website, until I started reading through their rules. It became apparent that they want to be in control of your site and for that reason, I chose to rejected them.

I am happy to say that there are so many other choices out there and at the same time, allowing you the freedom to retain control at all times. Guess this is more of an opinion than anything else but it is nice to have choices.
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kamerstewart Premium
I am in agreement with you I have tried with amazon before and the rules are so strict for pennies! I want to make $$$ not pennies!
I hope this shows me other ways other than adsense! I am just getting started! This is my first day.
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anja1111 Premium
Very nice Veronica! I already know how this stuff works, but I did learn about a few affiliate websites I hadn't heard of, which is one of the reasons I joined WA in the first place. I want to take my work to a global level instead of in my own country. So this was helpful and you have a very nice and easy to read writing style, so thank you very much! Have a wonderful day!
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Veronica,

As an IT and a technical person with a lot of prior knowledge how things work in the affiliate online world, I can't express enough how you have certain aspects in your article that was new to me and an eye opener. The resources provided are sufficient to give you a thumbs up.

This is what I call an article that adds value!

Thanks.
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evening everyone
so far WA seems to be the real deal, for those of you out there who have been with WA for 6 months or less would you advise getting started with the WA for a period of time before upgrading or do you feel upgrading right away the wisest decision.
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nrollins84 Premium
If you haven't already, go through the first course of training that is offered for free. Make sure it is what you are looking for. If it feels like something you want to continue with, the upgrade is definitely worth it.
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thank you.
I have been somewhat questioning whether this is right, trying to look around each corner for the scam but in all truth it feels good and the questions about whether or not this is real are receding quickly. Ill be away on business for about 5 days but am really looking forward to diving into this once back. It's not often in my life I find myself the greenhorn in a situation but WA really has me hooked!
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Mary65 Premium
Hi, I've just joined WA... 12 mths ago I was skeptical about WA as well, I expected them to disappear or to have some sort of scam attached to their business. But here they are a year later, even stronger. So that's why I joined. I have wasted the last 12 mths looking and trying other 'gurus' promising to deliver, only to be totally disappointed. I am not letting myself waste another day.
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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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CarlFriedman Premium
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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Atta83gurl Premium
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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moneymaker50 Premium
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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moneymaker50 Premium
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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moneymaker50 Premium
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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moneymaker50 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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Kushie Premium
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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Dale123 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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Kushie Premium
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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KVarner1 Premium
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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Josh19 Premium
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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Josh19 Premium
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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RoopeKiuttu 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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RoopeKiuttu 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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wendyg53 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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Balloons29 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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