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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jonesd416 Premium
Say my niche is not Amazon specific and I want to sell medical supplies. I find a medical supply affiliate website. Can the website I make ONLY publish information specific to one company? What if I am affiliated with multiple medical supply affiliate programs? Do I need a separate website for each company?
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@RICH. Premium
No, you can usually affiliate with more than one company on a website, only a few affiliate programs demand exclusivity, always check the T&Cs;. :)
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jonesd416 Premium
@RICH. Thank you for your speedy responses!!!
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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I have started building a web site and so far the so called easy steps, help along the way at a hosting place (not gonna name names) has been a complete mess nothing explained at all I mean really nothing it's like walking in a dark room searching for the light switch . I hope here I will finally get the information and skills needed to make this happen... building a web site.
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Kyle Premium
We are definitely the light switch to helping make sense of things and making your life much easier with an online world. The technology you have access to hear simplifies every aspect of building a website and managing it.

I look forward to working with you Maria!
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sukumarth Premium
It's a good video, short but precise. But to someone like me, who's joined WA only yesterday, this whole thing about earning revenue through website is still not clear. I build a website, a niche and attract visitors. Then what happens? Who pays me? Is it that simple? Well, perhaps I'm jumping the gun and I'll learning all these in the coming lessons. But this is what I have been asking myself all this time, even before I joined WA.
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@RICH. Premium
There are many ways to monetise a website, affiliation is popular where you earn commission from companies such as Amazon, Walmart, ebay, Microsoft, etc. by recommending their products and sending your traffic to their sites.
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sukumarth Premium
I did jump the gun! Because the answers to my queries are there in the next lesson, I think. But thanks anyway!
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. :)
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phakacha8 Premium
The payments you received have to be from the traffics. However, earning revenue will come slowly with the maturity of your website when people would be happy and convinced reading your contents
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I am just wondering does someone who is using your website but decides to have a niche on Healthcare, Do you provide a commission check to them? After all, your website is getting noticed just because I used it to create my website? Unlike Go daddy where I purchase a website URL or DOMAIN, I pay for it and they don't attach there domain to mine. I noticed we have to pay for a domain, but is it attached to yours ? I hope I am making sense? By the way in the South (USA) we say Niche in a totally different way.. its more like Ni-ITCH. so it took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about. LOL
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VitaliyG Premium
I believe you mean if there's WA advertising on the free sites you get. The answer is no, it is clean and fully yours.
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Dmorrow Premium
When you purchase your own domain it is yours to do with and advertise whatever you like. WA is not attached to it. If you go the affiliate boot camp route, you would advertise WA on your page and you would earn commissions on new members that come in through your site. Does that help you?
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JamezMonroe Premium
The video is clear. But, how else could one get a big or bigger targeted audience toward a website other than have it ranked on Google?

As far as I learnt and read and a lot about it, that the email marketing business is being very focused on and it, by all means, would have to inclusively be set up as well, not to mention the Facebook As system and Pixel beside a free traffic, ect.

My (modest) theory is as following:

If you're a Preminum member, you can have 50 websites.
If you followed all isntructional steps 100 % systimatically as it should and had in the end 50 websites created for different niches, you could make at least $ 50K a month if each or every website generated $ 1K of a passive income per month.

Anybody out there could tell if I'm wrong?? ;)
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@RICH. Premium
Leveraging social networks, email marketing, PPC, etc. are all covered as you work your way through the courses.

You don't have to make multiple sites, you only need one to earn a living. :)
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JamezMonroe Premium
What do you mean by earning a living? ;)
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@RICH. Premium
I had my first $100k month last year. :)
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LindaAL1 Premium
@Jamez Monroe I like what you said about having multiple sites its true you only need one to earn a living on and so forth as long as you have a good strong foundation and plow that field
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JamezMonroe Premium
Just earning a living is not enough. I don't need the internet for this. I easily get by without it. I've got other plans online LOL.
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BNakedScam Premium
Nice analogy about the 50 websites, but the fact is, it is hard to create 1 website that generates $1k of passive income.

Unless you have cash to sink into paid traffic to drive sales for the 50 websites, but what about the content of the websites?

I know there is a lot of programs out there that offers to sell ready made websites in different niches, but in this day and age, they don't convert.

My advice is to stick with one niche, and one website. Grow that website to make at least $3k a month, then start a new one, at the same time, manage the existing one.
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JamezMonroe Premium
Actually, this is exactly what I meant. Building websites one after another when each of the previous ones has been stabalized with a passive income, then build a next one. Not all at once of course.

I will not avoide the paid traffic, otherwise the process might be endless, and besides, I can't picture making a big cash by only having a free traffic, not to mention making millions like most of the very successful marketers talk about,

Would I still need contents for going for affiliate marketing??

See, this is what Anik offers in the "Inbox Blue Print" package.
All pre-written contents for Opt-In pages and emails for newsletters (email marketing) for different niches.
It might be a good idea though to combine WA with his product.

What do you thing converts best and most?
Because what you're saying now contradicts what the marketers portray, sell or promise. It sounds like you can't generate big passive incomes no more.
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BobHarris1 Premium
I have lots of ideas about this from this brief video. I like the idea of having a variety of ways to make money. I have a non-profit that I want to monetize, and I know what I want to do. I am working on promo for that non-profit via a blog. But I also want to make money for myself, and I get excited about having a store, a multi-layered business, variety.
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Kyle Premium
Well that is something that you're definitely capable of doing here at wealthy affiliate, and many people here are managing many different websites in different niches.

The beauty about the Internet is you can truly had in any direction you want and create a fully scalable, and successful business online.

If you ever need a hand refining your ideas, do let us know. :)
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BobHarris1 Premium
Thanks, Kyle
I have been an educator since 1972. From that perspective, I will say that you have a good, encouraging, thoughtful, well-paced and confidence-inspiring approach. I can kind of tell the "generational" difference, but that is irrelevant. Keep up the good work. And it is great to know that you are probably making 50 times (100? 200?) as much $$ as I make, with my degrees and vita (and which you likely have as well) ...but it's not a race, right? I am really happy I found this spot. Bob
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BobHarris1 Premium
I have a question or two: If I were a premium member and wanted to host my existing WP Blog on WeatlhyAffiliate, would this be essentially the same as hosting on, say, Bluehost (I am not asking for a critique of another hosting service, but trying to determine if WA affords what I need in a hosting site.

Second: If I were a premium member and I were creating a site for sales, and if I already have a store set up on "shopify" then can I relocate that store to WA (again, not asking for a "review" of shopify, but wanting to know if I can be efficient with my work already done in using the WA Premium membership.

Thanks
Bob
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Kyle Premium
Yes, no different at all, other than the fact that our hosting here is top tier.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.

As for shopify, there are plugins in wordpress that you can use, but entire shopify stores are proprietary and they use proprietary technology and you will want to use them over there.
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TMagnusson Premium
The video was clear and concise plus the discussion answered most of my questions but I still have a couple. If you already have a passion you want to focus on how do you create a niche or find the niche within it? Secondly, from the discussion I assume Amazon is the easiest to become an affiliate with, how difficult is it to become an affiliate with Walmart, EBay etc?
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@RICH. Premium
I'd recommend you work in a niche you are truly passionate about, there's nothing more dreary than writing content year-after-year about a topic that bores you to tears!

It often helps to think about what problems you can solve for other people with your knowledge, as it's often those searching for solutions who will make up the bulk of your visitors.

One of the reasons Amazon is popular, is that they accept "barely there" sites, ebay and Walmart require a site that's established and that's getting some traffic.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Tamara!

Rich makes an excellent point. You are passionate about being a citizen of the world. That is an excellent niche with a lot of possibilities. The people you have met on your travels who learned from you is your niche.

Later in the training, you will learn about focusing your blog posts with keywords so people searching for the information and advice you have to offer can find you.

Walmart does have an affiliate program and it's easy to join. You can learn more about it here: https://affiliates.walmart.com/#!/

Gary
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TMagnusson Premium
Thanks for the great advice.
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TMagnusson Premium
Thanks Gary. I really appreciate the specific advice.
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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LynnPomeroy Premium
I guess I may be a little thick, however; I am not sure of the reason for the affiliate link for this page. Am I supposed to be sending this to people I know, friends who might be interested in joining the workforce or would this be towards clientele who may be interested in becoming affiliates? Somewhere along the line I dropped the ball on the reason for the affiliate link for this page. I'm not quite sure who I'm supposed to be sending this to because this appears to be the training video and I'm in a loss as to who I should be targeting here.
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melvinF Premium
In my opinion, you can send this to anyone who is interested to become an affiliate. It's a business. :)
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LynnPomeroy Premium
Let me make sure I am on the right track. As I live on the Atlantic coast of southern Florida I felt an appropriate niche and one I enjoy is water sports and Marine equipment, as it is a year-round industry here. We are all pretty much aware that Amazon and say eBay list both new and used equipment in this niche, however; is it possible to also represent say Yamaha personal watercraft? How about both new and used listings or factory direct representation? Or am I getting ahead of myself?
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megan000 Premium
Hi Lynn
I would direct that to an Ambassador for an answer.
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D-AnnTaylor Premium
I learned from watching the "How to Make Money Online" that is, i.e., the "process," was to clear and to the point.

Steps of the Process

1. Establish a website, i.e,. foundation
2. Decide on a niche - use Google search engine to come up with
ideas. Also, researching and comparing similar niches of
interest is good idea to determine if it is niche to use.
3. Attract your Audience (traffic). Use social media websites, i.e.
Facebook and Twitter to name a few, to determine what people
are interested in.
4. Launch your website with the overall goal of getting it ranked.
5. Your audience visits your website and purchase a product or
service.
6. You receive a commission $$$$$$$$$$.

Enjoyed the video! Thank you WA.

Deborah
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Deborah. :)
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Well explained Deborah thank you!
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D-AnnTaylor Premium
Thank you Kyle, noted.

Deborah
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D-AnnTaylor Premium
You are welcome Eileenoige. Glad to be of help.

Deborah
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alwilson1on Premium
to make it simple, your audience(someone) is searching for an item to buy, they come across your website because your website is ranked in the top ten searches with means your site is on the first page. then they buy something off of your site and you get a commission. in the beginning, when you set up your website, this is what you are striving for. this is the bottom line. if done correctly you can have a lot of success.
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Kyle Premium
Well said Al!
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TammiLipe Premium
@Al Wilson, that was well said, I've been racking my brain for a domain name, So for me to learn the fun steps to putting together a successful site will come in time? Or should I be worrying about that now?
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alwilson1on Premium
well, it takes time for google to analyze a website, don't worry your site is coming up. I talked about this earlier, google has this tool called google analytics and what it does is analyze your site for broken links, if you copy content from an another site.(this slows your ranking so don't do this) so google does all this for you. google has a ton of websites to analyze a day, and this is a first design first analyze. so you really have nothing to worry about it just takes a little time. also ranking go up and down don't stress it, it's normal. still, keep moving forward, you'll get there.
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alwilson1on Premium
thank you, Kyle.
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SeannH1 Premium
A huge thing is figuring out what people, their kids,pets ect.not only want but need or can't function or live without on a daily basis and you got a good shot at getting ahead. It might take some time to find that golden nugget, but there's enough of them out there. Good luck on your journey everyone.
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A good way to find out, is first of all promote the things that have worked for you in life. Then you could easily follow up on the promotion(s), as you yourself are living proof of the product/approach being beneficial.
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My goal is to make a finacial income at home. I am disabled, do not qualify for ssd. I have not worked in 5 yrs. Life is becoming very difficult for myself, and 8 yr old daughter. Very difficult. As a matter of fact we are now homeless, and I can not get anyone to hire me. I am a very smart person. So I plan on usining all of my knowledge towards becoming an affiliate.
Thank you.
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That sounds bad ..I hope you the best in getting needs met
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Kyle Premium
Well if you're smart and you apply yourself to the online world you can be very successful online. We are going to be walking you through the exact process here Wealthy Affiliate!
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Hi Sumtim. Very inspiring! Your determination to succeed under such circumstances, will surely see you through. Your journey to success will no doubt make both yourself and daughter much stronger people in the long term. Maybe as you move towards your own success, a niche area could be to promote your own story and assist others in this way.

I myself have just relocated through employment and the area i now reside, has a considerable homeless count. I am currently working on an approach to promote their own wellbeing.
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Chasser5 Premium
I was so nervous the first time I log into this website, everything was all over the place and I log out really fast dreading to come back but I did and started my lessons and now I am dreading how to find my niche but I am sure that by the time I finish all training I have go through, I will find my niche. I am growing in confidence every day and happy that I I have been keeping up to my promise to log in 3 hours or more a day.
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Kyle Premium
You should be dreading anything at all. This should be fun.

A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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I definitely resonate with you when it comes to being nervous finding a niche. I am hoping to soon find what works for me, but I have to remember rome wasn't built in a day and so wont my website.
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AngieBriscoe Premium
So excited to get started. I am a little nervous about starting my own website and keeping up with it and a little unsure how I am going to narrow down a niche, but I hope as I go through the training I will be able to. Thanks for the step by step guidance.
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Kyle Premium
There is nothing to be nervous about Angie! If you ever need to run your niche idea by us before you selected please do let us know. There's really no right or wrong though as all niches are very lucrative within the online world.
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The goal of this video has been achieved, I understand the process of making money online, thank you. What worries me (and I know I will learn this as I dive deeper in the process) is getting my website a the top or near the top of the search list. Understanding that there is an audience of 2 billion people, there is so much COMPETITION online also, what is going to make my website "stand out" in the crowd?
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cramervod Premium
I know it's cliche but it's you. So follow the training and do as you're told... Seriously the path is easy when you follow what is available to you here. Ask all the questions you can and become an expert/authority and that is how you get to the top.
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AnisChity Premium
You are going to learn how to target keywords that have good monthly searches and little competition there are billions of those, you're going to learn that as you go forward witht the training.
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Understood, thank you.
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Thank you
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RGross1 Premium
After following the steps Kyle outlined, and getting a Google's ranking, next marketing comes into play. You can also purchase Google Advertising to get your AD at the top. Its a little more costly but is worth it in the end.
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karelia123 Premium
I really love that everything is explained in a way easy to digest. I thought I would be overwhelmed by now with so much information new to me, but you guys explain everything so clearly that it makes perfect sense and makes me want to learn more and more. Great job putting this training together!!
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Kyle Premium
Expect more of the same type of training to move forward. :)
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Dadto2angelz Premium
I just joined last weekend. I am about to go premium in the next few day. I am just dying to see what Wealthy Affiliates will do for me and my family. I am glad to see that there is a ton of support in here. My goals in WA is to succeed no matter what obstacles lies in my way to achieving my goals. I am new so just like a baby i will crawl and soak up all this great info in here. Then I will know how and what i need to do to walk through this business opportunity.
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Kyle Premium
You can take your online business as far as you want. The opportunity has only gotten bigger over recent years and there're now over 500 million products you can promote as an affiliate. To me this is still baffling and incredible at the same time!

I know you're going to love premium Sean and I really do look forward to working with you!
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Glalei Premium
I am excited to start the training and get going. I understand the need to take it slow to make sure I understand everything and get a good foundation.
So that I can plan my time, what is the total length of time to watch all videos, including the affiliate bootcamp?
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Kyle Premium
The videos range in length, the key is taking action on the tasks after you learn what to do. There is no "set time" in which it takes, your business is a journey and a work in progress, hopefully the learning never stops.

I would dedicate at least 3 months to get the foundation of your business up and running and to start having some major breakthroughs. It took me 3 months to make my first sale online, here I am 15 years later full time online.
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Tenneycr Premium
When you sign up for an affiliate site and promote their product you will get a commission based on a percentage. Let's say for example shareasale they list all of the affiliates on there site along with a commission rate. In order to collect a commission however you have to have someone purchase that product. With this website you can either have a check sent out or have it direct deposited into your account. But you also have to take into account that it won't release the money u til you make a certain amount.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is correct. There are thresholds with these companies, but you will hit these as you build out your websites. You will be making MANY sales per day, likely across many different affiliate programs and networks at some point.

You definitely have a good grasp as to how affiliate programs work!
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Jjul Premium
Great video, WA sounds very promising to learn and take actions at the same time. I can't believe how many helpful people on this WA. I hope my dream comes true to make real income online this time.
I do have my domain name but not sure if it's a correct one.
what should I do next?
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Kyle Premium
That is what we are all about here at WA, a helpful and forward thinking community (and one with a lot of expertise)?

Now that you have your domain, you should be building out your website on this domain and moving forward through the training. That is the direction that you want to head here. :)
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Archatek Premium
I remember when I was In Malaysia earlier this year in a town called Georgetown I met a friend that mentioned affiliate marketing to me who is also a digital nomad like myself. He actually helped encouraged me to break into this field online and for some reason I feel great that this is the solution to making money online. Looking forward to the next lessons to come!
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Kyle Premium
Well you are definitely in THE place to learn affiliate marketing and we provide you with all of the tools and resources that you need to create and grow a business online.
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So about a year ago I attempted to get a website up and going, and would have been selling my own product. Well it never happened due to some licensing and shipping issues with my product. The way I'm understanding things with this video is that I could reverse my original plan and make my website more educational and still generate revenue. Yay I'm excited.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you could make your website educational and help people (that is the goal with any business). As a result, you will build trust and at that point you can make recommendations, whether this is your own product, affiliate programs, or both...is up to you!
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Isabellers Premium
Newbie here - So, does the WA course teach us how to find the sites that provide affiliate commissions? Amazon does, apparently, but is that also for their Individual seller accounts in addition to professional seller accounts?
And if I were to direct someone to a site like Canadian Tire or Costco, can we get affiliate revenue from them as well?
Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
There are many ways in which you can find affiliate programs for your site (across any niche/topic). There is going to be lots of training on this as you move through the courses here.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs out there and HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of products you can promote as an affiliate, but your first focus is building out your initial website framework, content, rankings and traffic. Once you have that, then you have an audience to promote to.

And yes, most major box stores have an affiliate program although costco doesn't. Amazon has 500 million products alone you can promote as an affiliate on their site.
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Hi Kyle, and all other WAer's!

I understand the concept...but I've always been a little of the "doubting Thomas" ! I know that when I do a initial google search for a new product I'm looking for, I tend to take all of the google ads and sites at the very top and ignore them. Because I am skeptical that they are anything but marketing. But I'm here and I'm willing to learn. Teach me, Sensei!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I typically ignore the ads as well as they are, well, ads. I look for further information within the natural rankings as they are typically the most relevant and useful, that is what we are going to teach you how to achieve early on in your business through proper SEO practices.

Not to undermine the potential with PPC as well as there is an incredible amount of potential within the PPC world as well (paid ads).

You are in the right place to learn both Peter and you are going to be learning the proper process of building out a business online that is geared for long term success.
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Also, how can we access the items we may want to promote but don't have. Do we have to purchase them or can we promote them without buying them or do they provide you the product?

I'm still trying to figure out my niche and it would be important to know when making my website.
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SZev Premium
You most certainly DON'T have to buy products in order to review them. Please take a look here: Companies only start offering you products to review after you've established yourself (your blog's already getting lots of traffic, etc.)
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cramervod Premium
Do you know what affiliate marketing is? This is where you become an affiliate of a company like Amazon. Then when you join with them you can go and get links to products and promote them to other people. Doing this you earn a % commission.
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Thanks! That was really helpful!
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I have one question and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong:

Is it okay to host and create a website from here for a webcomic I want to create in the future and promote on one of my websites?

It's not going to be what I'm going to use the two websites I'm initially limited with; it's still in the development stage and I post art of the characters on my social media websites.

What I'm looking for is something where I can post a page or a chapter of a comic at a time, host different comic stories on one website, have website pages for info one the world and characters and social media links, and possibly post animations.
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SZev Premium
I see no reason why you couldn't. You can use your website for whatever you wish...
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Okay, thanks! I just wanted to know in case that would break any rules.
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MAmulungu Premium
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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MAmulungu Premium
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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Perhaps you would have to set up multiple websites with each focusing on a different niche. For example, you could have one about education and generate revenue by promoting books and you could have one involving quilting where you promote quilts, bedding products which would help you to generate revenue.
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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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EGRivera 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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EGRivera 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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EGRivera 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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