This video training has one simple goal...

To help YOU understand the process of making money online.

It is actually more simplistic than you think. Although there are many ways in which people are creating successful businesses online, there is one core component to any successful business, a website.

In this video I walk you through the process right from the initial audience, to the search in Google, to the website, to the niche, to the types of programs that you are going to be promoting to generate revenue.

There are many ways that you can earn a full time income online once you understand the fundamentals and this video is going to clarify what the fundamental process is.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to give you a hand.
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I love the video. Thank you for the information. I understand that this marketing should be avoided on this platform and I respect that. But what I would like to know is, say for instance I write a book and I put it up on Amazon under Kindle and use my website to promote it - how would I know that the book or let alone the website is receiving traffic about this book?
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Kyle Premium
You are going to be able to track this quite easily. You will be installing Google Analytics on your website and this will be tracking that traffic that you achieve on your website.
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Alright thank you Kyle. I am just knocking off from work I'm gonna brainstorm on my niche straight away.
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Ok so we need to promote products pertaining to our niche on no ur website. How do we find these products? Do we search Amazon to find something having to do with our website? Like say for example we decided to make a website about our favorite band or a TV show, are we able to use their merchandize on our website?
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You can try to sell any product that is listed for sale on Amazon and other affiliate programs.
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Ok, thanks...What are the other affiliate programs? Do you know?
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Kyle Premium
There are 10,000's of affiliate programs out there in ANY niche and over 500 MILLION products you can promote as an affiliate.

As you move through the training we are going to be getting in depth with affiliate programs. :)
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Florine Premium
Thank you for the video is was very helpful and easy to understand, it help to know what a niche is because I didn't know. I am ready to learn how I can make some money online because I have been in so many different kind of business. So I am willing to learn all I can to be successful with WA helping me through all the training.
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Kyle Premium
You are definitely going to learn how to PROPERLY build a business online here at WA. It starts with a website, that is the foundation for any successful online business.

As you move through the training and take action you are going to see your business take shape. :)
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Midasmiser Premium
I'm just an average Joe. I'm no expert in any field. I like photography and travel,playing guitar (badly) but feel I don't have the skill set to be able to tell the world to invest in me. I feel out of my depth in my favourite hobbies. Does anyone else feel this way?
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anika2 Premium
Yes, the training tells us the goal is to write great content that will build our brand as an expert in our niche. That can seem overwhelming, to think of ourselves as being an expert. But pick one of your passions, and you will find that as you write content, you are researching and developing your knowledge and expertise. Give yourself more credit :)
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Kyle Premium
We are all just average Joe's and not an expert at anything, until well, we work to become one.

Nobody starts off as an expert within any niche, nobody. Every expert you see out there started off somewhere and the online world and what you learn here is going to walk you through the process of becoming an expert.

Every expert surgeon started off at one point as a first year student. Every person with expertise within the online business world (myself included) started off with ZERO knowledge.

That should be exciting to you knowing that you can enter absolutely ANY niche you want and become the expert and build a full time income doing so.

Immerse yourself into your niche. People will trust you if you can offer them help and you don't have to reach the "expert" status to have a full time business within a niche.
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Midasmiser Premium
Wow, that's a power boost Kyle! I'll remember that as I immerse myself in this journey. I think I need to upgrade to succeed successfully!
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LJayLJ Premium
Tony, Tony, Tony...we're all either there or have been there. I spent the past 40 years as a desk jockey and now my website is about simple solar solutions for around the home. I thought for many years that learning anything electrical was impossible because I was an administrator and didn't know anything that dealt with mechanics or electricity. Then, over the past couple of years, I started researching and studying -- now, I can write blogs about the things regular folks like us may not know but may want to know about solar as an alternative energy source. If you truly have even half a passion for something, you can do it. So...do it! Have faith, mon ami.

Jay
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Kyle Premium
Remember the first time you tried to walk (well, probably not). But we ALL failed miserably. We were awful at walking, but we were consistently motivated by our parents to keep going regardless of falling.

Now walking is second nature and affiliate marketing can become the same way.
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Midasmiser Premium
That's great Jay. Thank you
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absolutely
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Angelee Premium
Awesome video and outline for getting started! My question is how does it work from promoting something you would most likely use yourself to promoting your own product eventually down the road?

Ex: I am planning to be in the natural hair care and skin care niche and I want to promote products that I use and recommend to help others with their natural look journey but I do eventually want to be able to make my own products for people to use.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Great question :)

So, basically what you are going to be doing is choosing a niche. In this context, a niche is simply a group of people searching for something online.

Then you are going to build a website that is centered around this niche. This website will be a valuable resource in and of itself for people within your niche. They will come to your website to learn about all kinds of related topics (product reviews, tips, guides, comparisons etc).

As long as whatever you are promoting gives people relevant value, you can promote someone else's products as an affiliate, or your own products down the road.

The key is offering people value, and being relevant.

Hope this helps! Cheers
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Angelee Premium
Thanks so much Tim! This break down definitely helps. Hopefully down the road I will be promoting my own products that many can value from and maybe even yourself!

-Ange
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You're very welcome Ange, I'm glad this was helpful :)

Absolutely, I have every confidence that you will take your passion for natural hair and skin care, and turn it into an awesome online business!

If there's anything else I can do to help you make this happen, just let me know :) Cheers
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HITS Premium
The video and the explanation was wonderful. My question regarding this video is that, will all companies give commission to advertise their product? For example, say a company ABC sells a product XYZ. If I make my website and promote the product XYZ. Few people click the link on my website and buy XYZ. Will the companygi ABC give me the commission?
If all the companies do not give commission than how should we find out whether which companies should be followed.
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cramervod Premium
You will look for programs that have affiliate marketing part of the sites. There are places like commission junction or LinkShare that have lots of companies who participate in affiliate marketing.

Just make sure to sign up and join with whoever you need before you start promoting anything.
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HITS Premium
Thank you Cramervod. Satisfied with your reply. Just now I am going through the lessons given on WA site. I will certainly follow as you said, once I learn the part of creating websites. I will ask for your help whenever needed.
Thank You
Regards
Hits
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jaimmel Premium
My thing about narrowing down a niche is from being a Jack of all trades,master of none. I was a mechanic for years. Now all I do is work on my riding mower, but if I had a boat, I'd work on that too. I've been an educator for over a decade now and really love to help kids. Add to that the fact that I crochet, quilt, and will try my hand at any craft. So where does that put me? I feel I would get quickly bored if I only focused on one subtopic
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Jacharakis Premium
As an educator, which is something you seem to enjoy, perhaps you could focus on that for your various trades? So you can take something you understand that others don't, break it down to basics and educate others. I'd love to learn how to quilt! And I'm fascinated by how machines work, so tinkering with engines and gears (your mechanic experience) would be awesome! Kids love tech, and there's a growing market where kids learn hands on skills safely through play, like with squishy circuits.
Hope this helps a little, lol.
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esljohnny Premium
Very nice video. I like your short and concise explanation about the process of making money online. Far too many people forget to start with the basic knowledge and build from there. They think they can buy a car and then enter the Indy 500 right away - it simply doesn't work like that.

I am looking forward to seeing more of what WA has to teach!
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Kyle Premium
Too many people want this too happen. Often times they are entering a car into the indy without the engine in it though...besides the fact they are not ready to drive it.

Learn the fundamentals first, build the core foundation of your business and you will be a lifelong race car driver (in respect to your business).
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WOOOW
WHAT A HUGE TONE OF KNOWLEDGE THE VIDEO IS SO INFORMATIVE, AM SO EXCITED AND AM EAGERLY WAITING TO GET DEEPER. THANKS A LOT KYLE .
IF I MAY ASK, COMMISSIONS ON AFFILIATES ARE ONLY ON PURCHASES AND NOT JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE USED YOUR SPECIAL LINK TO ACCESS THE SITE
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BaileyC Premium
Correct! The person has to buy something before you receive commission! Glad that you are so excited! keep going and stay motivated!!
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so, If I put a link on my website for a particular product that directs one to amazon and they purchase it from amazon. is their purchase automatically credited to my site simply because they clicked from my "link". And how would I be able or "authorized" to be "linked" to amazon.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, exactly. When you join Amazon's affiliate program (called Amazon Associates) you will be given special affiliate links that are unique only to you and these track when someone makes a purchase.

So you will be joining their affiliate program and this is covered later on in the training Peter. :)
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Hi, I have question, I understood everything, except after promoted product or service and people jumped on it through my website, it must be bought by this person to get revenue or just see it is enough, and second one: who pays? for products from amazon, pays amazon?
Thank you in advance
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cramervod Premium
if somebody clicks on your affiliate product link which takes them to Amazon. There is a 24-hour cookie for anything they buy from Amazon.

As long as they don't go to somebody else's link during that time. So your goal is to get them late enough in the process to make that buying decision a no-brainer so when they click your link they buy and hopefully browse Amazon and buy more.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it really depends on the affiliate program. As Eric said above, if someone clicks your Amazon affiliate link and buys something within 24 hours, you get full credit.

As an example, Wealthy Affiliate offers lifetime cookies so once someone clicks your link, you could get the commission, well forever.

And the affiliate program that you are sending traffic through (the links) is the one that will pay you. They all pay differently.
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@cramervod and Kyle I had a similar concern as gio00007. You both addressed this question well. Thanks.
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katzee Premium
I feel this is a better direction for me till I have become successful in a niche, then return my attention to the Bootcamp (while still much more slowily building out my WA promotion site as I go, with my main focus being on the Certification course. I have had a bit of a block in promoting something I have not had success in, so now I am much more motivated. Any comments?
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RikaSF Premium
You have to promote something you are passionate about, otherwise, you will lose interest. It will demotivate you and before you know, you want to give up. Just go with what you enjoy. You have to forget about the money for now. It can hold you back:)
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katzee Premium
That does make sense - I think that's been a problem from day one. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.
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KohlJ Premium
Let's say I got someone to click on one of my aphoristic links, they go to the website and purchase a product. How does the website know that the person buying a product from them found their website because of me? Than how does the money get back to me?
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dlibreros Premium
It's an affiliate link. There's a part in the link that makes it uniquely yours. Just how your WA link is different than everyone else's.
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KohlJ Premium
Oh, so because of the affiliate link the site automatically knows where the person buying their product came from? Also, how does the commission from the purchased product get back to you?
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, your affiliate link will be unique to you and it will track where the sales are coming from. That is how affiliate marketing works.

Affiliate programs all work differently in terms of the revenue share, but from program to program they will pay up to 75%. For example, our affiliate program here pays around 50% of the referrals.
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KohlJ Premium
Thanks Kyle and dlibreros for your help. You've answered my question. I appreciate it!
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DrSound Premium
I will probably upgrade on Wednesday, depending upon how the rest of this goes. I also have a task to complete for a client in BC that takes precedence over this, so I am sneaking in here right now.
I understand that Amazon won't accept anyone into their affiliate program unless there is a website for a Facebook page with adequate number of followers. My goal here is to build that initial website between now and Wednesday that Amazon will accept. Is this short-term goal reasonable?
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BaileyC Premium
You don't need a Facebook page with adequate followers to be accepted on Amazon's affiliate program. It can take a few days for Amazon to accept you as well. So it may be a little rushed but you never know how quickly Amazon will be. They just want to see that your website is up and running with content before accepting you
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is not true. You don't need a Facebook page to have an Amazon account. There is no relationship between the two.
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Excellent video.
I have some pretty lofty money goals. Might as well go big if I'm going for it. I know the key is to keep focused on the task at hand. I really like the format of Wealthy Affiliate. Very user friendly.
My money goals are posted in my profile.
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Kyle Premium
Always, think BIG. The Internet gives us all the opportunity to not just think big, but to build amazing businesses online and we are going to be walking you through the process as you go through the training.
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Hello! I am following the instructions to get involved in this conversation so here I am.
My first niche and website will have everything to do with my current project. I am converting a retired school bus into a tiny home. I have wanted to blog about the journey but never knew how or where to do it, besides Facebook. Now that I have found WA. I can build my own website about it and I can promote the Amazon products that I have used or plan to use in my conversion. I have visited a number of other blogs on the subject throughout my research and there is good info out there, but not enough. I know I will find success with this because people all over are starting to go tiny as a trend. I am surprised to find that some people I talk to have still never even heard of turning a bus into a home. So what do you think?
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Foobard Premium
I think that's a great idea, but maybe I'm biased because I'm doing something similar with a Sprinter van. The challenge for me is getting it running reliably. But it sounds like you don't care so much about how it runs, you could get one super cheap and have it towed to the site.
Now that I think about it, a Schoolbus shell would make a pretty good tiny home.
Good luck!
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maxandmerlin Premium
Your project should interest a lot of people. Even if they don't want to go tiny, they can still find good DIY tips from you and a lot of people want to know how to do house fix-ups themselves.
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Yes! Thank you. I already have my bus and it was running in good condition because I drove it to my dads house. Unfortunately I drained the batteries by accident so it is not currently running, but I'm not worried about it because I know there is nothing wrong with the engine. Once I get to living in it, I will work on getting it running again and hopefully travel. It's good to know someone in the community who is interested in tiny/mobile living.
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Yes. I can see lots of different groups of people finding my website useful and informative.
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Lizzypoo Premium
What a great project. i will follow you to hear your progress with your Tiny Home and your WA.
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Awesome! Thanks Lizzypoo! I am following you now too!
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esoto190 Premium
I don't want to discourage anyone because it is super easy, but hard work is what makes this easy. There is much more to it then a simple diagram.

With that said, that really is all there is to it (its a paradox). It starts with FAITH in ones self and the DESIRE to turn that FAITH into ACTION. Then, after PERSISTENCE, we will reap the rewards.

Thanks,
Esteban
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cramervod Premium
I like this, strong desire alone won't get you any results. But constant action with persistence will at least lead you in the right direction and with help along the way. Rewards will follow
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esoto190 Premium
If you have the time i recommend reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Its pretty much what we described in a nutshell, but its the full "tree" instead.

Thanks,
Esteban
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cramervod Premium
I did a search for it and it has youtube videos from people too. :-)
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LJayLJ Premium
I don't like to work hard(er), I like to work smart(er). The hardest part of this should be gaining knowledge up front while putting that knowledge into action will get easier through practice. Most people lack faith but have a desire for self faith. When I used to teach leadership in the Navy, one of the first things I would tell the troops is, "your fear is unwarranted but you won't really understand that until you have faith in yourself which is gained through knowledge and practice." All the desire in the world will not come to fruition without taking the first step. Desire is to be followed by Learning then by Planning followed by Practice/ Action -- repeat as necessary -- persistence. :)
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Lizzypoo Premium
Following you! thanks for the tips.
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DrGadget Premium
I think how to quit smoking, how to make money online & how to lose weight, will all be pretty good starting points on finding a niche. They're a little broad but it would be very easy to go from there and find one that would work for anybody for a good while without going out of style. In my opinion anyway. Somebody else say something now. LOL.
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Howdy DrGadget! I like the idea of how to quit smoking as a niche. That's something I haven't thought about. Cool idea! I will be following you. Enjoy this journey; it will pay off!
God bless,
John W. Raleigh
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maxandmerlin Premium
Those are good subject matter but also heavily used but if you can make your way to the first couple of pages of the web search then they could be amazing money makers.
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I am thinking about using travel, camping, and other outdoor activities as a niche, does anybody have any suggestions on affiliate programs that sell things such as backpacks tents? Also, I'm thinking about advertising deals on hotel rooms, tour guides plane tickets, travel guides etc. How do I find out if a website with things like this is an affiliate program?
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mffnation Premium
You can search "backpack tents + affiliate programs" on Google and options will come up

Also, you can also search for hotel, etc. affiliate programs, and maybe even some vacation package deals. All you gotta do is type what you're searching + affiliate programs, as I mentioned above.

I like it. Much success to you!
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I appreciate the help!
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AlanS2 Premium
I listened to a program on the radio that talked about marijuana penny stocks,,and how the profits are sparring to over 1500% some as high as 7,000%....wow a person could really make money if they want to invest in this...because of all the state's that are making the use of marijuana - legal- (whether it's medical or recreational) it is really a growing market for stock investors....what do you think about a web page that contains ways to invest in this 100% sure thing of making money thru stocks on a outrageously growing industry????let me know what you think
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Idk how we went from travel to marijuana stocks but ya I've heard about the stock thing, sounds like a good idea if your willing to do the research and make sure that these stocks exist and are indeed profitable.
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mffnation Premium
Of course! Anytime, and lol yeah the marijuana stocks... good points in doing the research
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Lizzypoo Premium
I have heard of great Marijuana products coming out even now.
It used to grow in my backyard when i was a little girl in Mexico and my grandmother used it for us as medicine. It has great benefits, but just like any herb, you have to be careful how you use it and know the side effects.
There is tremendous potential for products using this plant. Marijuana just became legal in Florida and the offers just started rolling in about the great money making potential.
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whmorden Premium
Oh my gosh, tons of things. Somebody sells special 24 led ultralite flashlihts on FB. Made out of airplane material,etc., trekking boots . Peolple are always looking for new boots, comfort and the right socks for trekking. light cameras, binoculors y thermuses. A thousand different gadgets ou there
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Kyle,
Thank you for the video on how to make money online! As I told a WA colleague last evening, I am not looking to make a fortune, just an honest living. At my age, I want to be my own boss! I have two niches so far in mind (weddings and crochet). I have been crocheting since I was a very young boy (my Momma taught me) which means I know quite a bit about crochet. Is crochet a good niche? Appreciate all feedback!
God bless,
John W. Raleigh
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tmaltz Premium
My 2 cents would be to pick one niche and only work at one at a time. Get the first niche profitable before working on a second one.

As for which one, make sure you have enough products or a high enough paying affiliate product for whichever niche you go for.

I'd initially think that weddings would have more products and things to talk about/write about.
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Thank you so much Todd for the advice! I will definitely go with the wedding niche first. I have a wedding reception planned for a client in December. Her theme is winter wonderland. I trust you Todd, and I am so thankful that I found your article online. I will definitely be asking you for advice.
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tmaltz Premium
Right on John, it's good to throw questions out to the Community to get different opinions. There's a ton of members here that have much more experience than myself, but I'm always here to help too.

If you feel good about your niche, that's the most important thing.

Next, build, build, build, my friend. Time to take the daily classes, try to catch one weekly webinar and build upon that education.

Be social here, but don't let that be your focus. Too many people get side tracked sometimes here with our social environment.

It's all business for me most of the time. I got to learn, apply, and improve.

As I do this, I drastically effect my online success and income.

That's the end of my 2 cents.

Have a nice evening,
Todd
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mffnation Premium
I'm very excited to be here! This is great content, and I'm barely at the beginning of it. The one thing to truly understand is that success will take time, as with everything. But to think about and dream for a second of being involved in the things I love and being able to make a living off of it... It's a great feeling.
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Paula5678 Premium
your in the right place at the right time
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here Edwin, I really do look forward to working with you!
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How can I promote my favorite store's product of the week and get paid for reviewing it on my blog? How can I get paid for secret shopping stores and giving reviews of my experiences? My idea is to generate traffic to my blog reviews and get paid from the advertisements. Can this be done and is anyone else doing it? I'm a newbie and I have ideas and no direction......yet.
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Kyle Premium
You would need to join their affiliate program, if they have one. There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and over 500 MILLION products that you can promote as an affiliate.

Keep your niche targeted though, shopping is not a niche...you will want to be much more narrow than this and affiliate programs are going to be discussed in much more detail as you move through the training.
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SoulIgnite Premium
As an Adult with ADHD these short videos are Platinum. My attention is Uber short however because of the length and the excitement in the voice of either one of the Owners of the site it leaves me wanting more. I believe the critical component I'm learning is knowing who your audience is and being patient with yourself to move along 1 training at a time. Listening to the audio once and then a second time helps me to retain the info so by the 3rd time I can apply it.
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Paula5678 Premium
I hear you. I totally agree with you, it helps me too and I don't have ADHD.
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SoulIgnite Premium
Lol yeah I mean it's great we all are gathering sumthing from the training what is blowing me away is the interaction within the community. It's humbling and real!
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I too have a learning disorder. I am so happy to finally have a place to learn what I have not understood over the years! Much success to you in the future :0)
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I feel the same way!!! I am sooo excited to get going.... I have to put the brakes on.... slow my roll, to get the full benefit from this thing :0)
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you are so right
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Hi everyone,
Im just wondering....Ok, once My website is up and I have managed to get traffic to it, how do I get companies such as Amazon and others to allow me to promote their products so that I can earn a percentage ? Do we need to make a contract for such an agreement?

Also, I am currently using my Samsung Tablet, Can I create my website using this?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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ADias Premium
Hi Antonio,
yes, you can use your tablet to create your website.
You have to go to each affiliate program you want to be affiliated and you have to make a contract with them.
Alex
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you can promote any product within Amazon when you join their associates (affiliate) program, the % will vary from product category to category.

You should be able to use your tab like Alexandra said, ideally though for efficiency you would have a bluetooth keyboard.
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MarkPerkins Premium
I am on my Samsung tablet now. I use Swype keyboard, it is awesome real helps with spelling.

A computer is easier tho.

Mark
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Antonio777
wish you the best!
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Thanks :)
And may you also have much success!
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Good video,
However, I am not quite sure I am understanding just exactly what a Niche is...
Can you please explain what this is, and also how does it work when someone advertises a Blender (per say) that Amazon is selling,but someone purchased this blender from your website...how exactly does a!mzon know to pay proceeds from this sale to you and your website for the sale?
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NevilleV Premium
A niche is the particular interest of category. In other words. Cellular Phones is one niche and Car Accessories is another. You want to choose a particular niche so you dont confuse google as to what exactly you are on about.

When you advertise the blender on your website you are actually linking a picture or a hyperlink on your site with an identifying "tag" which you received form Amazon. Any of the links on you site that goes to Amazon will show up on your affiliate "tag" and all sales resulting from that click through will earn you commission, not just the product you are advertising on your site.

Hope this helps
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totalgemini Premium
My question is regarding building the website through WA. If I choose the option to create my own website separate from the "build website" feature on WA, will that work with the training and support offered? I am concerned about this, because I want to own the domain and hosting, and don't want to put in all this work and have the chance of not having access to it or owning it be an issue.
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Edwardbeh Premium
Yes, most of the lessons will still apply, but make sure you are building it on Wordpress CMS (content management system) as it is the CMS we are using.

I wouldn't worry too much about ownership of the website though, as the domain (if you buy one) is registered under your name and you can transfer the hosting away from WA if you want.
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ronnie19h Premium
that is a very good question
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mgclark955 Premium
A lot of relevant information presented concisely.Short, Sweet and to the point without the fluff.This is my kind of training. I don't have the attention span to stay on the same task hours on end. I've been chasing my tail for 8 weeks now, so it is time to make things happen. I've come to realize I was afraid to get started because I was afraid of failing. Regardless of how good or how bad your work/ content is, as long as you do your best, your work will eventually get massaged and molded thru what we continue to learn everyday and with the help of the WA Community to eventually arrive at a successful on-line business. Like the great minds say "a dream will always be a dream unless you write out a plan, and work the plan"
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Kyle Premium
It is definitely time to stop chasing your tail and we are going to be walking you through the proper process so you can start to see your business take shape within just the first 4 lessons (you will have a website up and running).

The plan has been written out for you, you will just need to set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve these.
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scotina58 Premium
Don't want to be a Debbie downer but I have, searched reviews about a few different online opportunities and now I find out there all B.S.. This is a little disheartening, I mean how do I really know I was not lead here by a affiliate that did not really know the first thing about WA, but only to earn a commission?
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MamaTx3 Premium
stick around for a bit....you'll see
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teaherbalist Premium
From my experience, this program has given me valuable knowledge, and a social network that isn't commission based. I don't think I could have learned as much about building a website as fast anywhere else. Learning something new is always challenging. Having a professional build one for you will cost at least $2000. Here you gain knowledge and it's free to start. I think we all started out not knowing much. That's the point-we learn. Many websites built through this program do not have links to WA. I hope this helps you.
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ThomasPaul Premium
Well, even if they didn't know anything about WA, they have led you to a great place. I would recommend going through the first level aof the first course: Explore the platform, use chat and interact with the community. Decide for yourself if you like it.
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MamaTx3 Premium
Didn't mean to like that
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scotina58 Premium
Thank You! I will
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scotina58 Premium
Thank You, It does look like a great place. I am going through all the lessons.
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scotina58 Premium
Hey Thomas, I am very glad I did find my way here, looks great!
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But I'm reading, and learning as a newbie. And can't help but notice, Kyle is all over the place, until questions such as this, then suddenly , hes gone? Makes me wonder?
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Nicely done explain clean and simple
i have a question thou i am not cheap and i would love if am not judge either i would love to upgrade have a paypal and a pioneer accounts without money now to my question is it possible after i complete my training i can earn some form of income to upgrade i would really love that.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can earn money on the free membership. In saying this, generating money in the first week or month prior as a Starter is like having an your introduction course to becoming a surgeon and expecting to perform surgery within the first month.

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months or had instant revenue expectations. I would not be where I am at today (going on 12 years full time!). Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist.

You will have some awesome things accomplished by the time you finish just the first 10 lessons of the getting started training and you will be prepared to build a very successful business online within the Premium membership.

But do upgrade at your own pace and take action on the tasks. Action is what will lead you to success!
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Thank Kyle it is so cool talking to you i will be putting my best into this am here to learn and achieve whatever it takes.
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Malcolm-L Premium
Yeah great simple explanation Kyle,
I can see how easy it might be for some folk with deffinate areas of interest or involvement and that the hardest thing for them would be to find a catchy name or such like for there site,and then go out and promote it. All these things can be easily researched but what about the guys who have no idea about where they want to go with there online business is that something you can help us with over time? Or does it just become easy to see as we progress through the training course,I think for some the thoughts of just becoming a scam artist might loom large in their minds,Is there a part in this course that helps us in these circumstances.Your help is always greatly appreciated
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littlemama Premium
If you need help picking out your niche, you should go back to the lesson for that: Sometimes you may not know and will just have to start somewhere with a topic you like. You may go through 2 or 3 niches/blogs before you become comfortable with one.

This is another good training to find a niche by a member:
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Malcolm-L Premium
Thanks Little mama yes you guessed it I cheated and. Skipped the bit where I had To choose before continuing but you know rules were made to be broken ( a little )
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NessaWA Premium
This video answered a question/comment from a post of mine on a new friend's page. It makes me laugh that had I waited just a little longer, I would have this well-designed and thorough explanation of how we earn money by selling products. I don't mind that I asked him though, it was made crystal clear to not be shy about asking questions or asking for help!
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Kyle Premium
Now you know and now you can tell others how the process works. :)
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I'm new and currently working on Lesson 2. I currently have my own website in the home decor niche. Is it necessary to create a second website here using Rubix? If so, what are the benefits of hosting two different sites? Third, will these teachings here in Wealthy Affiliates be applicable to my website, Reinvented Collection?
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GinaGo Premium
Hi Olivia,

It is not necessary to create a SiteRubix site. Keep in mind the training is designed so that beginners can get started.

However, it is a good idea to have a test site and so that would be a good reason to create one. You can just name it anything and keep the subdomain so you do not have to create a new domain name and point to it.

Also, there are members that use subdomain SiteRubix sites and index them with Google for all kinds of reasons.

Wealthy Affiliate is all about learning affiliate marketing, so I expect the lessons will be beneficial for monetizing your website, marketing, etc.

Hope that helps!

~Gina
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JasonHeard Premium
To answer the last question, without a doubt I believe you will benefit from the training here.

Some things you may already be aware of, but I am sure you will learn new things as well.

You can create a new website if you like using the SiteRubix platform. If you intend on focusing on Reinvented Collection, you can then apply the lessons to your current website.

As a Premium member here, hosting (along with many other things) are included. You can host elsewhere or here, it's completely optional. Personally, I've found the hosting here very reliable.

If there's anything else I can help with, let me know!
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Hi Gina,
So sorry for the delay in responding to you. I just learned today where to find replies to comments on threads like this.

Hands down WA is a fantastic place for beginners! I wish I had known of this four years ago. It would have saved me so much frustration, tears, and countless months researching on my own. I strongly believe in this platform for beginners and was able to recommend it to a friend today who is working with It Works and struggling to advertise. I was pretty excited to actually give her a resource that would walk her through setting up her site and I could say, " Girl listen, you don't need to spend money right now. Just go there and if you want to learn more then sign up for Premium." What a breath of fresh air to be able to help people without selling them on buying something. WA sells itself. Despite the fact that I haven't signed up for premium just yet.


I'm curious about what you said:
"Also, there are members that use subdomain SiteRubix sites and index them with Google for all kinds of reasons."

This is interesting to me. Is there a place where I can learn more about the why's and how's of this?

Thank you again for replying, Gina. Again, I do apologize if it seems like I ignored you. That was not my intent.

Have a great week!
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GinaGo Premium
Hi there Olivia!

I am guilty too of a late response to you.:) I have been away from WA for a few days.

Check out Loes https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/loes. She has 3 SiteRubix sites. Scroll down to the bottom on the right side of her profile and you will find the sites listed so you can look at them. Also, you can ask her about how she uses them. I follow her marketing and she does market at least one of them pretty regularly.

Also, check out a post written by Dom W. You should follow both of these members. They are active and successful.

~Gina
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MamaTx3 Premium
Hey guys! Newbie here. I was wondering if it is possible to use WA through my phone only. Right now I don't have a laptop. I would be more than willing to use the computers at my public library. But before I considered that I just wanted to know if it's possible to strictly use my phone until I get another laptop ....
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Kyle Premium
You can use your phone, it definitely isn't ideal, but you can consume the training here. Building your business will be very difficult from a phone though and if you have a local library you might want to consider taking advantage of that for the actual "building out" of your website.
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MamaTx3 Premium
Thank you that's where I am now lol
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MCain Premium
It's true we have to be careful, yet I'm so glad WA had the insight to realize an academy was necessary. I've learned so much. This is my 3rd day and I have a domain name and an article written on paper with two affiliate links to add to website. Now I need a couple of classes on building my website. Thank you WA!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Mary, you are making some really awesome progress thus far. Believe it or, it took me an entire month just to get my first website up and running when I started out... so you are way ahead of me. :)
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MCain Premium
Yes, but now YOU have WA lol
Back up time , you'd do it in 14 min! Thank you for the encouragement.
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Asser1 Premium
Wow!

This is a revelation to me...
Everybody is calling any program a scam without really reviewing the program, and often without reviewing it at all.

VitaliyG's website (HowToMakeHonestMontyOnline) is different. He finally convinced me that Wealthy Affiliate is what I really need, and he's the reason why I joined WA. I'm still a free member - but only for a few more days. I just want to be completely sure of what I'm doing.

And now, watching the above video and looking at Kyle's website (WaysToAvoidScamsOnline), I feel that I've been mislead for years by scammers. I've purchased tonnes of products and courses, joined many membership sites just to find out that I've been suckered again. Contrary to Wealthy Affiliates, these scammers are making their living from newbies (their favourite victims) to sell them rehashed & outdated products, and doubtful methods & loopholes. The few lucky newbies among their customers who become successful marketers are only successful because they've learned how to scam other newbies... and the evil circle continues!

Wealthy Affiliate, however, teaches newbies how to build a real business.

I'm in the process of detoxing my brain :-)
Excited to see what's coming up in the next lessons.

Asser
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Kyle Premium
There are a lot of great programs in the industry, and a lot of not so great ones. It is hard when looking to start a business as to where to start, I can appreciate that.

You have happened to come across the most caring, forward thinking, program in the world and you have everything you need here at WA to create, grow and manage your business (or several businesses) online.

I look forward to working with you Asser!
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DamianHunter Premium
So true what you're saying about the tonnes of misleading scammers out there. I also got sick of them and I'm more than happy that I found a trustworthy community here at wealthyaffiliate. Very nice having you here Asser1 :)
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Kyle Premium
Glad you found us Damian. You can rest assured you will never have to deal with this again now that you are a member of WA. ;)
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Asser1 Premium
Thank you for sharing your similar experience Damian. I wish you luck and will drop by your profile from time to time :-)
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lewislibbywa Premium
I still have one of my questions un-answered. Buying a mailing list might be a short cut to advertise to thousands or people immediately instead of waiting months to create a list. Why not. I have noticed that lately it seems that there is no to much of a strict prohibition for spam emailing because I get my inbox flooded with them and I have been spending lots of time sending them to the junk folder. Most email systems automatically identify spam emails and re-direct them to the spam-junk folder, where you can notice they are coming at time intervals, which means the persons sending them to you have not been gotten their email subscriptions banned. what is more, I frequently inspect the junk folder looking if some of them interest me, and I eventually buy things, that interest me or I need from them. All this means that even when I do not know the person emailing me a 'spam emal', I can still buy from him, if I really need what he is advertising and I do my homework, searching the product and brand on my own, before I buy it. About four weeks ago I received an unsolicited email offering a product that was very, very sellable for old people. I immediatlly understood that I could make a lot of money selling that item, but at that moment I was in a hurry doing something else, very important, that I spammed and reported it. Now I regret to have reported it, because I feel that product might be a fold mine.
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SylviaMG Premium
The best way to build your list that I've found... put your ads in Ezines/Newsletters. There are some that offer free advertising to start. I've always had luck with them!
Good Luck!
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lewislibbywa Premium
Thanks
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nessybrown45 Premium
IS IT HOW MUCH TIME I PUT IN TO ACHIEVE MY GOALS , OR IS IT THE EDUCATION FIRST BEFORE I CAN PROCEED TO MY GOALS, HOW LONG FROM BEGINNING TO END TO SEE ANY RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE, I HAVE TO PAY BILLS EACH MONTH AND RIGHT NOW JOBS ARE SCARES THESE DAYS . . . .
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Kyle Premium
You will be creating your business as you move through the training, unlike conventional school where you have to wait 4 years to practice what you learn.

For me, I made my first sale 3 months in, by just over the year mark I was almost full time online. I look forward to working with you and if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward do let me know and I will be more than happy to give you a hand.
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lewislibbywa Premium
Why do we need to have a website, SEO our website and wait until somebody finds it. And this website is limited to only one kind of products. I have received emails:
a) From friends or acquaintance who tells mi about things I might be interested or want and there is a link in the email where I click and go directly to the seller and buy the thing. My friends or acquaintances get paid the commission. I have bought stuff this way and my friends do not even have a website. I understand that the number of emails in my friend's list is limited, but he can advertise and sell whatever he wants without a website and Also

b) What if you use a pre-prepared email list to use in email campaigns? In this case you can use this list to advertise many products and without a website again.
c) I have another friend who has a blog in which he writes interesting things and whenever he emails me, the link to his blog is at the bottom of the email. I often open his blog, by curiosity and find links to products he is advertising on his blog. If they interest me I might buy them. Some people make money blogging and they advertise their blogs through emails or otherwise. There are people who follows those blogs because the topics interests them and continue buying.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Yes, email marketing is a big part of a successful online business. Your website or blog is what is going to help to establish you as an authority in your niche. You will have forms on your website or blog where visitors can sign up for your email list. You can then email them with offers or new posts. The important part to remember in email marketing is that you must establish a relationship with your list. You mentioned that you have bought things through friends affiliate links. That is how a list works. You are much more likely to buy from a friend than a stranger. Your website or blog will help your visitors to get to know you a little before they sign up.

Hope this helps!
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lewislibbywa Premium
Thanks for your reply. The only problem is that creating a profitable email list will take a lot of time, may be months. Another thing is that besides Civil Engineering topics I might be an authority, I do not have an idea what other things, even if I am passionate, I might become an authority to get people interested. I never devoted too much time to my hobbies because life goes by so fast in USA that you never have time for anything besides your work, your home and family, your church and friends. A lot of research will be needed which means time again which we never have.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Yes, it will take time. You will be building a business. There is no way to do it quickly. It takes hard work, dedication and time.

You may be surprised at the things you could be considered an authority at. Maybe it will have to do with your family, or friends, or church.

Go through the training step by step and see where it takes you.
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CLPeterson Premium
I have just started the training so bear with a newbie question. I am an Avon Lady who has now went totally online. Can you do affiliate marketing on the same website as my Avon (I have an Avon Fan page - totally separate from my actual store). Or will I be building a totally separate page?
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steveo5770 Premium
WA teaches you to build a website using WordPress as your content management system.
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brandonacox Premium
It depends partly on Avon's terms of service. If they don't mind you promoting affiliate products alongside your Avon products, you can do both in one place. But there would also be a lot of value in having one page that is somewhat "product" oriented (Avon) and another that is more content-oriented (tips, etc.) and having the content-oriented page occasionally push people over to your product page.
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CLPeterson Premium
Ok thanks Brandon --
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MalMuller Premium
Just wondering where the balance with this is - promoting lots of products within your "niche", or limiting that and having more than one niche. The reason I ask is that obviously you would have to have some knowledge of what you are selling .........and if you weren't that knowledgable there must be a certain amount of research that must be done - I'm thinking more research for different niches than maybe research for different products in the same niche
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steveo5770 Premium
Pros and cons to each approach. If you offer a wide range of products within one niche (one website) you are building a lot of authority with that site.

At the same time, there's nothing wrong with diversifying your business by targeting different niches with different sites.

I am a fan of building 1 good site before moving on to building the next.

Just offering 1 perspective :)
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MalMuller Premium
Thanks Steve, sounds good to me - really appreciate that, thanks very much ..........
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Kyle Premium
You can promote as many affiliate programs on your website as you like.

Over time you will likely be promoting many different products/services on your website and this will take place as your build out content and you see a good match between an audience and a product.

Remember, your role as an affiliate is to connect your traffic (an audience) with a product or service that will benefit them. This will be based on the context and relevance of the content.
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kate1949 Premium
Is it possible to have in addition to the affiliate program on a website can you also have products to be drop shipped? I have looked a several sites for drop shipping and was interested. If I want to do drop shipping should it be on a different site? This affiliate program looks very promising and I want to continue but I was just checking.
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Labman Premium
Yes, you can do this.
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onmyownterms Premium
Drop shipping is related to affiliate marketing - in affiliate marketing, the company does all the payment processing and order fulfillment.

In drop shipping, you are responsible for payment processing and the company does the order fulfillment.

Yes, it's possible to have both on the same site as long as the terms & conditions of the companies that your partner with allow it.
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AlexSol Premium
You can certainly do both on the same site.
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esteadman Premium
Very interesting and informative. I've been using Facebook to link to products on Amazon, only for a month so far. My reach is over 20k, 800+ likes, only a few clicks to Amazon :( Now I understand that a website is critical and will be the next step. Also, have thought about affiliate links and WA has given me the incentive to take this step.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, unfortunately that is what is being taught by many folks out there and as a result FB is getting very much diluted and without a website you don't have a foundation for your business to build off of.

There is a proper process to building a business online and that is what you are going to learn here at WA. ;)
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DScollard1 Premium
Video reiterated to me that I always have to stick to the basics rather than have a tendency to get ahead of myself.
I own a website currently that needs to built with Site Rubix and Wordpress. Can I import the site to WA hosting and build from there? I'm getting no marketing support and the control panel is poorly designed. Need clarity on this in order to move forward.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
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onmyownterms Premium
If the website is a Wordpress site, it's fairly easy - back it up at its current location - update the DNS to point to WA and then restore the site to SiteRubix. If it is a website that was built using traditional HTML, etc., it's not transferrable and you'll need to rebuild it here.
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DScollard1 Premium
That's helpful info to verify on my end.
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Probably getting ahead of myself and will get the answer further into the lessons but just in case not here is my 2 questions.
1 - Is a niche another word for Category? Like if i am into bird watching and feeding them etc then a niche would be wild bird supplies?
2 - Is a site that is focused on 1 niche better than joining a place like commission junction and carrying a wide variety of products?
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steveo5770 Premium
Actually, a niche is one part of a broader category. Bird watching would be 1 niche, bird supplies would be another.

It is best to focus on one niche a ta time when you're new and there are multiple products and/or services that you can promote in almost any niche.
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Thank you!
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Great to see it explained in such a clear and simple way, gives me more confidence! With online jobs I'm always aware of something being a scam and if is not clear to me what I'm asked to do and how that will generate money, I don't trust it. So this was refreshing!
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jmmsen Premium
I agree there has to be clarity around this subject.
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Kyle Premium
I can appreciate that Madelon, most companies out there are in the business of making money at any cost unfortunately (in particular in this space). Not a day goes by where I am not working with someone that is jaded by the entire industry because of past experiences.

I can tell you that we different, we care, and we truly have you and your long term success in our best interest. Instead of me telling you though, I would rather prove it and let the community and everything within the platform speak for itself.

If you need a hand with anything at all as you move forward, do let me know and I will give you a hand. ;)
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Alphonsus Premium
Hi, Thanks for this wonderful video, but some thing just came to mind when watching or listening to the video: are you at any time going to teach us about LEAD-CAPTURE, (a situation were visitors will have to give their email address or some info before doing any thing on the site)
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Gunnertwist Premium
yes u will learn that in later lesson. They will teach things like offering something like an ebook in exchange for email information and other ways too. It's coming. :)

carl
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Alphonsus Premium
Thanks a lot Gunnertwist for helping out. nice of you.
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Gunnertwist Premium
U r welcome sir, anytime. :)
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Kduhon1 Premium
I am excited and just taking one day at a time.I have tried so many different so called opportunities and quickly found they scammed me.i read every single word and content .It helps to have a full time job for back up.I do get it though.What is it everyone else is doing that i am not? Well that is what brings me here.Ready do learn
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AnisChity Premium
Hi, Kimberly, I was also scammed before, I found WA and I knew it was the right way to start an online business, I have been here for six months I will NEVER leave WA.

The training is great and Kyle is an amazing teacher really, everything you need is on that top left green button!

Wish you the best!

Anis
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prshorter Premium
I love this training! It's all laid out in simple easy to learn steps and no cost. NO ONE DOES THAT! At least none that I know of. I know plenty that want large payments up front with a "trust me" phrase thrown in.
I believe Kyle & Carson are the "real deal" and you don't find that online very often.
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