6. Create Your Own Product

If you are completely new to internet marketing I would suggest that you start out with affiliate marketing, when you know how to get traffic and turn that traffic in to buyers then you might want to move on and create your own product.

Don`t get me wrong creating your own product is a great way to make money and it should be a long term goal but getting some experience first will only benefit you.

If you are ready to create your own product Carson has a great training on this topic, Product Development

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/product-development


Now I gave you a taste of 6 ways to make money with your website. If you want to dig deeper down in each of these here are some helpful trainings:
Another great resource on this topic is ”Make Money with WordPress”

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/make-money-with-wordpress-traffic-getting-revenue-driving-forces


Building a list – Email marketing

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/building-a-mailing-list


Amazon products – Top 10 tips to improve your amazon earnings

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/my-top-10-tips-to-improve-your-amazon-com-earnings

To be able to make money you need traffic to your website - 5 Ways to Get Free Traffic to Your Website:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/veronica-l/blog/5-ways-to-get-free-traffic-to-your-website

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:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/veronica-l/blog/wealthy-affiliate-glossary-word-book-for-the-im-beginner


Let me know if you have any questions at all, I will be happy to help.
If you liked the training feel free to push the "Like This” button :)

Best of luck to you!!
Veronica



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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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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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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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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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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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MenLife183 Premium
I don't know about you but I am starting to despise clickbank. Most of their offers look like spam with too much babble and caveat emptor. I hope there are other sites that actually promote value added products while getting commissions in excess of 50%. I have no idea if Amazon (while very good) will give me enough revenue if they are only paying out 6-10% commissions. Any places where they are paying out commissions that don't pay a pittance?
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Boothe Premium
Yeah clickbank has a lot of spam products and they seemn to have gone to the dark side in recent years. Luckily there are literally thousands of affiliate programs out there
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Hello!!! I saw your profile and decided to meet you. I have no way now to chat online because I'm at work. if you're just looking for a serious relationship and I liked you. write me your email and I will write to you / or you yourself can write me on my number (832) 804-1150 thanks ...
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StephenO12 Premium
Who is your customer and what problem are you solving?
6 Ways to Make Money with Your Wordpress blog
Affiliate programs
Adsense ads and other advertising programs
Building a list
Amazon products
Relevant advertisers
Create your own product

I love this list. I would also like to add

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

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

Thank you for your post and training.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.... etc etc

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

I came up with two inquiries while reading this article;

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start here Post back if you need more input.

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

Regards

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

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

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

So for this reason, even someone who already bought a blender from your site is going to have continued reason to keep coming back for more. :)
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lewislibbywa Premium
It makes sense. Thanks
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Vbowers Premium
The e-mail list is a capture of people interested in this type of product, if they buy a ball sooner or later they will need a bat or a glove, it is building for the future.
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Vbowers Premium
The e-mail list is a capture of people interested in this type of product, if they buy a ball sooner or later they will need a bat or a glove, it is building for the future.
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lewislibbywa Premium
This is the most complete information on these internet marketing topic I had seen in my life. Thanks a lot Veronica. I wish I could have learn this before. Six months before. I just read your information about the six ways, very briefly, but I plan to go in depth
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Angell33 Premium
Hello everyone. Just joined premium today and I am so excited to learn everything my brain can hold. I wish everyone the best of luck and I am a firm believer that you can get anything you want if you put effort and time. Any help or advise will be highly appreciated.
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Giselle57 Premium
Hi Angel Welcome to WA.

I have been a member only a few weeks and I will tell you ...It is a great community and you will learn sooo much.

Enjoy the journey.

Giselle
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PasekaK Premium
Welcome and am just thrilled with your great attitude. Keep up as it is part of your arsenal towards your success which is around the corner...if you put effort and time!
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Winst Premium
You can absolutely achieve anything the mind can conceive if you have tanasity. Welcome and Go for gold Angell33!

Winst'
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RoyBaxter Premium
Time + Tremendous Effort = Success + Satisfaction. May the force be with you !
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Hi - this training was really helpful. I have my own range of products as part of my network marketing business and I would welcome some advice as to how I can link my wordpress blog and website to my online shop. I can also see that I could increase my revenue by having affiliate programmes however, I am concerned about maintaining my authenticity and compliance within my existing MLM business. I want to build a brand as a Virtual Personal Trainer so targeting the weight loss and fitness markets as we have amazing products to help solve peoples weight and fitness issues.

My target audience is people aged 18 - 60 who want to lose weight and get fit but don't want to join a club where you have to go to meetings and be weighed in public. People who either can't afford or don't have the time for a Personal Trainer but need the support from someone who is caring, gives recognition, is private and personal and can tailor a plan to fit in with their work, family and lifestyle. Someone who gives encouragement, support praise and recognition.

I will help people feel good about losing weight healthily and for the long term.

Set achievable goals and provide support and encouragement online and through social media.

If anyone has any advice and ideas I would love to hear them.

Thank you

Linda
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I have many mlm I'm concerned too I'd like to know the same thing if you get a answer will u pass along the info please
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Garyfreeman Premium
The note at the end of this article is a little confusing. On the one hand, it states that you can not apply for an Adsense account using a subdomain like siterubix.com. On the other hand, it states that when your account is approved using your own domain, then you can add Adsense to your SITERUBIX.COM SITE IF YOU WOULD LIKE. Are there parts of Siterbuix.com that are free, but if you buy a domain name then you can ad Adsense? Please explain.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hi Gary,

In order to get approved for adsense you need to have your own website. But after you get approved you can paste your HTML adsense code on other sites like .siterubix ones. Adsense probably doesn't want you to do this but they probably aren't going to check.

So pretty much you follow the rules until you get approved, then you have more room to do what you want
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LoganSpindle Premium
Veronica, I love the way everything is presented. The information you give is relevant and rather important to the topics mentioned. I look forward to reading, hearing, or seeing any further content that you produce. I'm almost certain it will assist me, along with every other viewer, in accomplishing what I dream to do one day. Keep it up, girl.
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I think with amazon you loose the client ....that means they give you a commission on the first sale , but not on the upsales they do later.....so I think its good in the short run but you are not building your business or brand using them longterm....can someone coroborate this information
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TamTech400 Premium
Thank you so very much for such an informative video. I feel extremely motivated and I look forward to the whole process of gathering all the information available. I can clearly see the importance of following the program wonderfully set out for us who have become a part of the WA community.

On my journey to success, with hope to one day be able to really help those that may assist in some way not yet known.

Tammy
Owner/Operator
TamTech400
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Junita85 Premium
Stupid question, should I be taking notes of these certain sites she is mentioning or will they come up again when the time comes. I know it doesn't hurt to write them down, but don't want to do extra work if they are just going to pop up elsewhere when I need them.
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Vykiren Premium
The guidance on doing search engine results with + Affiliate Programs is spot on and a good way to get quick and focused results. From my personal experience AdSense is unique among Bing and Google. The key thing to remember is that they will only pop up the top 10 blue links the highest results currently ranked. Also, make sure to look at the ads they are also pushing on the sides as those advertisers make it a point to offer good deals etc.
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Seems to be many options to make money, so need to get familiar with Wordpress and blogging. I am still in the middle of the lessons so I'll keep going through the lessons to learn more. I use and promote many products from Amazon, why not make some commission on recommending products ; )
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NielSmit Premium
Just keep going, in the beginning it seems overwhelming, but it gets better.
Amazon is a good way of making affiliate com. I have been looking into it as well. Will be one of my next projects.
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Wow this information is so great that unjust realized that value I have to do once I make my website is add different types of products and advertisers that is what I am getting out of the lesson so am I right about it if not can one explain it to me more
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I have a few ideas that intend to use once my website is set up.

Quick question: Does WA, allow us to market our own products on our site. it may be discussed within the next few lessons but I havent gotten that far.
for instance setting up a shopping cart, a place where you can place your products ? or will I have to use and addition service ?
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EddySalomon Premium
Yes as you go through the training you'll learn this. But WA is about teaching you how to create your own online business. So you can monetize your site anyway you want. Affiliate marketing is the easiest way. But you can do ecommerce but that's a lot more involved.
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ok, easy is very good. I am not very familiar with affiliate marketing, I have read a little about it but I am up to learn about it.

S/N I mentioned the whole ecommerce because there is a festival coming up soon and I would love to advertise my shirts via fb ads and through the groups. I do not have a specific place or website, where customers could go and purchase these items off of my site.
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EddySalomon Premium
Well you're about to learn a lot about affiliate marketing. So continue with your training.

You might want to create two sites. One for the ecommerce purpose and another one geared towards affiliate marketing. But it's a little early to discuss this. I would recommend reading and watching the training first to get an overview. Then you can circle back to deciding what type of site you should create.
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ok, looks like I know how im spending my weekend.

Thanks alot eddy with a y
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vivaciousvl Premium
Great tips! I used to use Plimus (now BlueSnap) for my own digital products with lots of success. They used to (probably still do) have a way of generating your own affiliates links by getting potential affiliates to sign up for your affiliate program through your link. Great for recurring-monthly programs too. Another quicker-payout way (pays directly to paypal) for setting up your own affiliate program is e-junkie website.

One pitfall I found early years ago is having too many outgoing affiliate links and not enough content on my sites. This is a red flag to google esp when your site is loaded with blackhat-saturated links from clickbank and probably some others. So while quality backlinks and content are great, your site needs good PR ranking which is hard to achieve when you have a site where 90% of the content is outgoing links.

I liked the plugin tips and the learning modules seem informative. Great advice also about solving problems. Sell the sizzle (benefits) not the steak (product)! PS I'm vegetarian but I was taught that tidbit in the car business :)
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I really do appreciate the insight. New language for me a new world if you will. Hope you wouldnt mind sharing more sometime. You have experience and I'm a sponge or in this case a chia seed, because I have plans to grow and expand. Have a good one.
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JennylynH Premium
Thank you for the K.I.S.S. (KeepIng It Simple with a Smile!)in this training. It makes it feel easier and less of a mountain to climb as long as we remember the longest journey begins with a small step then repeat until you get to the top!
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garland1 Premium
just one step at a time is all it takes.
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JennylynH Premium
Thank you so much!
May our paths continue to cross!
BTW I have been my daughter's care giver after her shoulder surgery this past February. She is 2 weeks into PT at this point but getting better every day. How is your recovery going?

Jennylyn
"The Smile Maker"
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I have read so many things over the years about designing your own sites and was always overwhelmed by the differing opionions out there on the web that I seemed to stagnate after awhile about making a decision on which steps to take. I don't have the money to really get the premium setup yet so I am going to have to continue other avenues of passive income along with more autodidactic methods because I do have access to a computer and the Internet. Thanks for your to-the-point descriptions.
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bigdszpotek Premium
I took the chance to join premium for the discount because I can't afford much either. This way I have a full month of discovering and starting to build my own site as well. I belong to two automated funnel systems, and have yet to succeed at all. I understand your thoughts, please take the time here like I am, and together we may find a better way. One month for $19 is a steel for what they offer in the way of support. I look forward to seeing if you take my suggestion, but, either way, good luck to you!
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Great. A short, informative list with a few topics that I have heard about years before like Adsense and writing ebooks. I guess I'll have to figure out a niche and having purchased an item from Amazon a few months ago help alleviate a problem I have been having may help me kill two birds with one stone.
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bigdszpotek Premium
what product from amazon did you purchase, or is that just a comment on being familiar with Amazon products as a whole?
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Manishva Premium
Hi Veronica.
I have joined this program a week ago and i will admit that i was lost in the beginning as far as "starting off" was concerned. I know how affiliate marketing and similar things work but I had no idea what to do and how to make money HERE... Partly because I have not had the time to go through the lessons nor have i had the time to read about "how things work" here due to other commitments... namely my businesses.
Your article has helped me "6-fold" and I can not thank you enough for this.
Good luck! :)
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mike2016 Premium
God!!! There is plenty of valuable information in here!... That's what I was looking for!!! thanks to all of you.
A question... If i decide to go for the Adsense way, may WA provide me with my own domain? Or there could be a way I can have it without spending lots of money?. Thanks
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Gunnertwist Premium
U get your free Site rubix domains or you can purchase a web domain for about $14 a year. Hope this helps.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Adsense doesn't affect anything to do with WA, this is just a way to monetize your site. So, yes, you can do Adsense. That being said, it's not the best way to monetize your site in my opinion. It takes ages to make that profitable.
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ronbeckp Premium
Nice succinct summary of the "how to make money" tactics. I'm sure that's what everybody is hungry for.

I appreciated your explanation about how you personally used these tactics. As I was reading this I opened another browser window and did a Google search for affiliate programs in my tentative niche just as you described.

I was surprised at the number of affiliate programs there are for it as I suspected there wouldn't be many. I even uncovered some new markets I didn't anticipate just by visiting some of these merchants sites.

It's got my wheels turning now thinking about the different market segments within my niche and how to target them. I realized I was thinking rather narrowly about my niche and this little exercise opened my mind.

Thank you for sharing, Veronica.

-Patrick
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Hey Guys I joined yesterday completed the 4 steps to get started skipped step 2 about premium not ready for that yet step 3 was numerous posts about going to other sites Question Do you have to pay for these suggested sites to promote a product. This is confusing. anyone help what do I do next.
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garland1 Premium
So far the only thing I have had to pay was to upgrade to premium, which I well worth the investment. Now you will pay to buy tour domain and upgrade to Jaxxy but, other than that I haven't had to pay anymore out of pocket fees.
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You can browse the web for hours and never find an article as concise as this. What a wonderful quick read! I was going to jump into importing product to sell through FBA, but I'd like to learn how to drive traffic first. Lesson 8: Learn to crawl before you walk.
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Tanesha50 Premium
I feel the exact same way. As excited as I am to see how money I could potentially make, the most important thing to implement is patience with yourself and focus on the material you are learning.
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apidd Premium
Building your list is even more important in a tough economic environment. Your list is your pre-qualified target audience. They know you and your products and services, and they've bought from you in the past. They're an easier sell and a source of referrals. That's why e-mail marketing is still the most effective tool in your marketing mix. For fractions of a penny per person, you can stay in touch with your best customers. So when they're ready to buy--even in a down economy--they'll think of your business first.
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Benmoore Premium
Hello LilEevee. As far as I understand list building is when you capture your website visitors’ details using an email software like Aweber. You then maintain a good relationship with your list and market to them now and then.

This is sometimes referred to as permission based email marketing.This is simply because you get permission from your site visitors to send them some nuggets of valuable information every now and then while selling as well.
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The significant point to note here is that the customer consent to you capturing their details. I hope this helps, LilEevee.
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So is this company like 15 to 20 emails from them and a day
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I'm not quite sure I understand "Building a List". How does it work? For example, I create a membership website for an online forum. Members enter their email address to create their account and that email is used for announcements of topics they are following or for messages they receive. Does that generate revenue or is there something I am missing?
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DordPete Premium
With a forum, it's a little different. But here we're talking about collecting emails addresses from a website.
Once you have subscribers on your list, you send them emails that offer value. Then when you have built their trust you can start offering products or services and this will generate revenue.
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ooooooh, I get it now... thank you!
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delraysings Premium
i am already impressed with these lessons. this site was not even listed in the online money making lists. all the rest want me to take surveys and spin for "points" (whatever that is) and actually when i came on here i was only going to look. am already having fun-yahoo!!!!
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MattSkura Premium
Hello there TDLD
Welcome to WA, I've only been here for a couple of days and enjoying the experience. I can identify with you, I'm type 1, live out in rural Niagara Falls, medical problems, working hard to regain my health, and not working at present. Got a long road to hoe, but stick with it, you can do it, I'm doing it, I'm starting lesson 5 today and not even stressed, LOL. Stick with it, success is around the corner.
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JacquelineR1 Premium
Glad to hear some positive feedback
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Sophie5391 Premium
thank you for putting this together i found it very helpful. i did have a question for you, how do you ad the ads once you find them. i was able to get the code to add to my site but i have no idea how to do that.... can you help me?
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Julianna1 Premium
Thank you so much! I took A LOT of notes. This tutorial was very helpful. I just have one question. Is it crucial to have a list of emails with visitors? I know its so you can keep in touch and create a relationship with your buyers, but is it necessary?
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Julianna. WA does cover email marketing. But it's not something you need to worry about at the early stages.
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I just join this program hoping that this will become a reality after I have been searching for so many years, I trust that I can finally attest that there are legit programs on the internet and this is one of them. With the right coaching, guidance and hard work success is inevitable.
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Hi there, I am also new to this. Have tried out other training and courses and research but have found this one more user friendly and not completely invasive, being able to work through this at my own pace.
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ReMman Premium
Thank you. This is very valuable and should be taken to heart.

I know I want to:
#1 Create a list
#2 Affiliate Marketing for High Ticket items (most likely will be promoting Wealthy Affiliate as my 1st website)
#3 Implement AdSense if possible when promoting W/A
#4 Eventually create my own product (possible as lead magnet)

Any thoughts?
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drjec Premium
These all look like great objectives. I have thought a lot about #4. I think that would be a very important thing to do, but its difficult to create a really quality lead product.
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vchibueze Premium
Hey. I just wanna clarify something. I am in the middle of starting a blog through square space it's a relationship and fashion blog for curvy woman (kurves and kisses) could I not just use this. Or is there something more specific about the type of websites where going to be using?
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tmaltz Premium
Good question. I'm not sure about Square Space, I think they are their own website building platform.

We use WordPress for a number of reasons and all the training is geared towards using WP.

If you own the domain, and go forward here with all the training, the WA premium membership allows you to host up to 25 sites here. So the cost is very low here compared to most places.

I'd point your domain name from you hosting platform to WA to use the free cloud hosting here.

Then just learn WP. There's a reason WP is the number one website building platform in the world.

But I'm sure you can do the training here without switching over too.

That's my 2 cents.
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NeBro Premium
Todd makes some very strong and valid points here.

The real issue you may have, though of course, this would depend entirely on your skill level and knowledge of the platforms, is that (As Todd mentioned) the platform in use for training and hosting at WA is WordPress.

Now if you are able to translate what you learn in the training. back to your Square Space website then you will be just fine because apart from the actual WordPress design stuff, the rest of it is effectively platform independent, aka, you can use it anywhere, so Google won't care if your site is powered by WP, SSpace, Joomla, straight HTML5/CSS or whether it is hosted here at WA, SSpace, GoDaddy etc...

If you are considering moving out of SSpace then take a look here for a little rundown http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/squarespace-vs-wordpress/ it may just help you decide which way to go.

If you want to move your domain name, you can move it to any registrar, including WA/SiteDomains, GoDaddy, etc, it matters not, for the purposes of operational status at least, where it resides.

The hosting, again you can use any host, whether it be SSpace, your domain name registrar, or you point the domain to a hosting package elsewhere, such as here at SiteHosting. There are a number of options open to you, depending on your plan and how long you plan to stay at WA.

I myself do not use WA/SiteHosting/SiteDomains as I already have premium grade cloud/hybrid hosting for a number of other projects, and my domain names are registered in various other places already, so I saw no reason to move or point them here.

Best wishes

Neil
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Mtplezgirl Premium
Thank you for taking the time to invest in my training. Understanding this is half the battle. I was curious about the e-book you wrote. I know that content is extremely important part of the success in page ranking and it being a valuable informational site. I am terrified of my writing, not because I don't have valuable knowledge or thoughts but I struggle with grammatical issues and spelling. Any suggestions or advise on the process of doing a e-book. Does it have to be extremely long?
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tmaltz Premium
An ebook doesn't have to be long. I made one from a post I wrote and then paid an editor to create the book, etc.

Don't worry about your grammar, that can be learned and improved upon.

I was so slow about writing when I first started and had a hard time organizing my thoughts. As I practiced with each post and got feedback, I became better.

I'm not the best, but pretty good and it just takes time to build your skill set in whatever you do.
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Mtplezgirl Premium
Thank you for your thought out feed back! It does help. I wrote and self published a book on amazon. Every time I read it I find more errors and just hang my head.

I did pay attention in school. I promise!
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Pitaryo Premium
Hi, sorry I'm new in this area and I don't understand English very well...
I have a question: the first method is to promote other sites and you gain a percentage of selling right?
'Cause I would like to develop a videogamer's website where they can find every game they want but I don't know how it can let me earn money...
I repeat: Sorry for my English...
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randymcgee Premium
Hi Pitaryo, welcome to WA. The best way is to start with the "Getting Started Here" on the left of the page. Follow each lesson and do every task. It will all become clear to you as you learn step by step. And of course, continue to ask questions. There is a lot of help here.

To answer question, as an affiliate, you promote another businesses product/service and they pay you a percentage of the sell from the customer that came to them from your website.

I'm fairly new here as well, 7 days and counting. You will receive other helps from the community shortly I'm sure. Feel free to keep asking questions.
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Pitaryo Premium
Thanks you Randy,
Ultimate question: is it automatically? Do I have to ask to Sony the percentage or they see that the client has come from my site and pay me?
Thanks again however I came from the lessons 2 that suggest me this page and here I am :D
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BLanczos Premium
Hey Pitaryo, same story here. As I understood the commission just depends on and vary by each of the offered affiliate opportunities.
For example, if you sign up to Amazon as a marketing partner, they give you a pre-set commission and by signing up you accept it. They would then provide you a personal link what you embed on your website, and once someone goes to Amazon through your link and buys something, you receive a percentage of the sale price.

Besides, if you want to promote products outside the offered programs, you are free to directly contact any companies including Sony, and negotiate your own commission;)
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Pitaryo Premium
Aaahh ok!! So, if I want to sponsor some games I have to ask to the selling web and then I gain a percentage?
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BLanczos Premium
Yes, for the start you need to find an affiliate program which offers the sale of games. Probably they would already tell you something: "sign up for the program, 6% commission after each sale you make".

Once you have a website with high traffic, where lets say visitors are daily reading about your chosen games reviews, purchasing in-game items through your links etc. you can directly contact a product owner company and have a good chance signing an advertising deal with higher payments.

Hope this helps! Ps: You too have a nice sunday program spending time on the site;)
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Pitaryo Premium
Thanks you Blanco you really helped me!
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Tcasino Premium
Veronica your the best! Thank you and I have questions but not quite sure witch one to ask yet but i will thanks again. You made it all easy to understand! Oh I didn't push every like botton because i saw that it was checked. So just know you get a full 5 star's
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scottieboy Premium
This one is a bit confusing for me. I'm a beginner when it comes to knowing computer lingo and strategies. I read what you wrote about the Adsense Ads and, like I said before, it didn't sink in well. I understand a little about what it's used for, but to actually go forward and use it... I wouldnt know where to begin. I guess It's the whole "having your own domain" that throws me off.
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NeBro Premium
Scottie, you can own as in 'purchase' your own domain name, something like scottiesdomain.com, which you will need in order to get involved with programs like AdSense...

Hope that helps at least a little.

Neil
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bluegreen Premium
I am still in the process of going through the information of going over all the information I have learnt . The network of your own buisness online is great. This is an effective way to reduce the employment index . And those who are retired ,like myself can
continue to contribute and live comfortably.
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mmzamo54 Premium
Hey! it's so nice to hear that I'm not the only one facing the "expiry date syndrome" Don't you worry mate, they don't make anyone redundant here at WA, lol.
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KatMillar Premium
Veronica, I feel like I've stumbled on a gold mine! Thank you for this. I already have a product and website but you've made me see that the skill I need to gain is learning how to drive traffic there. I'm thinking I'll do a review site for now - to learn the ropes. Thanks for opening my eyes.
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varah Premium
I'm an artist selling my paintings so I'm not sure if it solving any problems for anyone. Unless the buyer wants to know more about the subjects that inspire my paintings. Then I guess I will be solving the issue of not being able to understand Sacred Geometry.
When you research Sacred Geometry the information on websites might be hard for the most people to understand. Even I have trouble understanding because the language is so advanced. It's like trying to read and comprehend The Oddesy without any help.
But is this a valid problem that needs to be solved? And who exactly is my customer?
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jonelles Premium
I believe you are solving a problem if you are selling art. If I have dead space on my wall, I'm looking to fill that void. You are helping me solve that problem.
Each piece has a story behind it...
Have you sold pieces?
-Jonelle
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varah Premium
I have sold 2 paintings so far and given 2 more away for birthdays, that's the reason why I'm here so I can sell more of my paintings. I guess I was thinking a bit too hard about the problem part of the equation lol! I keep forgetting that art is such a simple pleasure because my paintings are inspired by something not so simple.
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Hi, this is one of the best articles ive been to. Its quite an honour to meet you Veronica. I wish you and your family the best of luck in your future endeavours. God blesses you and your family. I cannot thank you enough for the information. I am in debt to u. Enjoy your stay here at WA.

B/Regards
Senal
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EF1 Premium
Hi I am a beginner and this is my first lesson. Thanks for the information. My question is I see "Tagged" with key words on the side of the lesson. I have checked them out and found more quality information but should I just be concentrating on the lesson for now and go back to the "Tagged items later?
Thanks
Ed
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Lev Premium
Hi Ed. You don't need to worry about those tags. Those are just there to help categorize what the lesson is about. For your official training I suggest you start up at the green tab the says 'Get Started Here'.

Here is the link that will take you directly there. Great to see you making progress.
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This is by far the best article I have ever read on the topic at hand. I am ever so grateful for your experience, determination, and willingness to help out the Wealthy Affiliate community. Especially with myself only having been used the site for a few hours now as a new member to the internet marketing community.
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CHASEN Premium
I love how you referenced a specific business venture, and broke down your target customer (Age, Demo- & Psychographics) of their lifestyle to promote the need for "mothers" who have a full-time job parenting from home. Your target customer definitely needs & wants people to relate to, "help"/friends, and has time to use the internet for daily info/news, advice, and entertainment that can't hurt to adventure out (via Websites/Blogs) to benefit their lives @ home! Extremely elaborate and helpful Veronica!
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Awesome sauce I'm taking notes and going through things one of the time and everytime I myself to walk the course not run trying to get ahead but in school I was always reading for chapters ahead and then the evening so I already knew the material when they discussed at the next game show I don't mind taking the time needed to learn the material thanks for all the help
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