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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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Very clear cut information. Proves that it doesn’t take a couple of thousand dollars to get an affiliate business off the ground. Let’s just say I got suckered into such a situation a couple of years ago. Wealthy Affiliate is like a breath of fresh air for aspiring internet marketers like me.
I have an interest in the commodity and forex trading world, so I hope I can help fill a niche in this world.
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I love the way the process is explained. No hype, no dream building, no setting unrealistic expectations, just down to earth presentation.
I can see that the process is basically simple, although I am under no illusion that it is easy.
I am so looking forward to starting the journey.
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bajandigital Premium
I always had a problem even though I am well familiar with this type of money-making strategy. Even as I read fellow comments I would love some feedback from the pros as to the mindset in choosing a niche as even with 3.75 Billion potential customers how do we assure ourselves the product that we choose will be one in demand?
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EddiePicasso Premium
bajandigital, you are speaking my language, my friend. I started blogging late last year and joined WA early this year. I have launched several online businesses or tried to at least. The issue has been that I fall in love with the product and create something I REALLY LOVE but my audience no so much. That is where the market research comes in. Create your ideal avatar. Who you want to work with and go to where they are. Listen, Ask Questions, Listen some more and find the gap that you can fill. Then, you can create your product.
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bajandigital Premium
Well you have created a necessary step that should come before choosing a niche or at the very least be a major part of choosing your niche.
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Adrian47 Premium
Well prepared presentation with clear upfront examples. The truth is that you need to identify the niche where you would feel comfortable and willing to speak. However as each one of us has their hobby, the main question is where this niche is for each of us and what could we bring more to the message to attract and drive customers, and ultimately drive sales to the commercial site. Until this niche is confirmed, trial and errors should happen, to learn the ropes in the area and apply the best experience to the particular niche site. The same way as you guys first learned how to build a well-defined attractive site and applied the knowledge to the more productive niche site.
Looking forward to this experience, primarily to learn and ultimately to expand on the learning.
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bajandigital Premium
Like your thought on trial and error.
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Am already already a member in one onlline company business owner who had made me to invest in his company for many weeks now but have never gotten any ROI. Now my questions are:
1. Is that online business company the same as an Affiliate company?
2. Is Wealth Affiliate only concerned on educating investors or do the company also do offer a platform for making good money like the one I've just mentioned above that am currently involved in?
3. If your company offers a money making platform then like how long will it take an investor to start getting ROI and how much money will be expected for investment for one to make $20000 - $40000 and above per month?
4. If Wealth Affiliate hasn't any platform for making money, is any trusted such company that Wealth Affiliate can recommend?
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katkatskitchen Premium
Hi

You can promote wealthy affiliates both as a free and premium member. Obviously, you earn more money as a premium member because there has to be some incentive for people to pay. Type in success in the search bar and you will see lots of success stories people making five figures a month. The amount of money you make is scalable you learn and understand the process then rinse and repeat. I have been here for 11 years if it helps
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Allets Premium
Hello David. As you settledown at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to learn a lot more than just making money. Building a rooted and sustainable business is all that takes place here at WA.
I would recommend you relax and get started with your training. It could be overwhelming at first but trust me, everything will start to make more sense and more fun as well

Take your time please :)
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Wealthy Affiliates have their own affiliate program. Kyle recommends you to participate if you would like to promote Wealthy Affiliates. They offer the banners and links, so this is something you might want to do while finding your niche.

Investment is not the same as Affiliate marketing. You made an investment which is free money for them to operate their business. Next time buy their stock if it is worth anything.

Always look for affiliate programs at the bottom of the page. You will see affiliate or affiliate program, if you do see either one, then they do not have a affiliated program.

Hope this helps.
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izu Premium
Really informative and simple video to understand. Thank you Kyle. I have a couple of questions for you and the WA community if that’s okay :)

1 - I’ve always heard the term ‘the money is in your mailing list’, and data capture tends to be highly coveted to many. What’s your thoughts on this? (Or is this covered further into the programme?)
2 - You mentioned social media in the video. Are they playing a bigger part in an affilite marketing process? I have known of some individuals that have used a Facebook or insta page as an engagement funnel...

Do let me know if I’m asking questions a few steps ahead, but would be great to know on the above two.

Cheers guys
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Triblu Premium
Hey Ikem,

1.) You need traffic to your website before focusing on "your mailing list". Once you are ready, there is training available here on mailing lists WA. The search textbox at the very top of this web page will help you find any training you would like to focus on.

2.) WA offers us the use of affiliate links, yes. However, do NOT use affiliate links on Facebook or Google+ and when you are ready to use your affiliate links here... this tutorial may help you take full advantage: Try to stay focused on the training and not get ahead of yourself, as you may find yourself becoming very confused. Kyle has setup the training in as helpful a manner as humanly possible.

You may find it advantageous to write your questions down as you have them, and as you follow the training, you can cross off each question as you find the answer(s).

Hope you find this helpful.
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izu Premium
Thank you Triblu - very helpful.
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Darlajen Premium
This video was extremely informative! I learned all of the process to make money online in 13 minutes and 26 seconds. I am not feeling overwhelmed, but haven't picked out my Niche yet. That is going to be a challenge I am sure, but so far I remain positive and extremely optimistic of my success, thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate program training! You guys are awesome.

Happy "Niche-ing", lol. Wish me luck!
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adreyna Premium
Hi Darla, welcome to WA! It's great that you are learning the process so rapidly.
If you go with something that you are most passionate about or very interested in, that will make it easier to choose your niche. Maybe ask yourself what it is you would like to help people with - or, "help people that ________________" Filling in the blank may help you identify what you would like to help people do. Hope this helps.
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Darlajen Premium
Thank you so much! I appreciate the advice. Your recommendation is exactly what I ended up deciding on: what I was most passionate about (which is making money online) and how to help people that ... want to make money online!

Best wishes to your success,

Darla
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adreyna Premium
My pleasure! That's awesome...glad to be able to help. :)
Best wishes to you as well!
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gobabbz Premium
A very well done clip. I pretty much get how the process of getting paid is done. The part that isn't too clear for me is setting up my credentials where proper navigation is in place and having it received in the right area of the website to direct a potential customer to the appropriate Affiliate.
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newmarketpro Premium
Hopefully I can understand your question correctly.

When you have been approved as an affiliate, your vendor would give some code where your affiliate credentials are embedded. You only need to use the code and place it where you want your link / image to be displayed. For wordpress, you can place the link by using the widget area. If someone clicks on the link, he will be directed to the affiliate site to complete the purchase.

Is that answering your question?

Joe
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Darlajen Premium
Thank you for explaining. That makes perfect sense!
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gobabbz Premium
Yes thank you joe. STILL NEED TO GET ALL MY DUCKS IN A ROW FIRST THOUGH.
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MaryThomas1 Premium
I loved this training. Others have tried to explain the Affiliate Marketing Process but they have always made it so mysterious and did the "training" in such a way that everyone after it was over would say that they could never do this. But THIS anyone can do!!!
Thank you for this!
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Kyle Premium
Anyone can do this and you are more than capable of creating and growing a business within any niche. ;)
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then this is the most phenomenal strategy to start up a business without any capital.my concern is,will i be able to succeed when i am living in developing country like South Africa which it is now experiencing recession? if so.what are the tips and strategies to succeed and add value to the society?
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katkatskitchen Premium
you can start a business with no capital. The best advice is just to follow the training and asked questions when you are stuck. Don't give up
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i thank you,i will reveal my best level intelligence
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I just got off the phone with my brother who lives in Michigan, I am in Puerto Rico. The main reason I dound Wealthy Affiliates is because I was looking something for him. When I saw what you guys have in here, I said "stop the horses this is it".
So I called my brother again this morning. Just to share that his plan of becoming and affiliate marketer is to put up front $3500 and wait 90 days to see what happens.
I am crying inside for him, you should too.
Of course I sent him my referral link for WA.

Cant say no more but thank you. I do not even regret finding you late, I am just happy I did. Oh, it is not ny brother's money but still.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is almost certainly a scam, and it is certainly overpriced if they are trying to charge him $3500. There is no other platform in the industry that comes close to what we offer here at WA and we are $359 per year (all inclusive).

I hope he decides to make the right decision, but sometimes it takes a few learning mistakes before they find their way. A lot of shiny objects out there and I just hope your brother does not succumb to one of them.
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Kiddulu Premium
Great lesson. My only thought and or question is to make a significant amount of cash you would have to be an affiliate with multiples upon multiples of companies and make different and find multiple highly asked for "niches" to generate any type of substantial income, right? And somehow I generate enough attraction to rank higher on Google or being Etc? Seems like it can be kind of hard and overwhelming and I hope to find the answers in the upcoming training videos but that was my first thought. From this video. Thanks 4 the info. Looking forward to excel in this industry
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HeidiY Premium
There are people making money off just one niche website, some people choose to diversify later once they have their first site established. I found I prefer to choose the bigger affiliates who have multiple products in my niche, that way I am not dealing with lots of partners within,y one or two products, but that will be your choice as you move through the training.

Hope that helps.
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Aurartim Premium
Thanks for clearing the air. Never heard about it and finding it very interesting. Haha! Everytime you say find your niche, all the words like Passion, Dream, love comes to my mind but I surely dont know about it at the moment :)
Curious to know what is peer profit? You mentioned about it in the video.
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Laurambell Premium
Perhaps he said, "Pure profit." That Canadian accent can be tricky! I get a kick out of how he says the word 'sorry'! But he sure is a great teacher anyway!

Laura
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Aurartim Premium
:D lol! Thanks a lot for the response. Yeah indeed he is a great teacher. I am loving his videos
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Congratulations on the video and examples given that allow us to have a clearer idea of the next steps. My education is mainly in the financial area and for this I am a little worried about the creation of content because I recognize that I am not at all a creative guy. Do you think it´s absolutely fundamental mantain a regular blog or introduction of new contents regulary ?
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Kyle Premium
Like any business, if you go stagnant, your business does. Unlike the offline world though, your business will continue to operate and generate revenue even when you are not present. But you will want to continue to build out your website/business as you move forward as this will allow you to scale your success.
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Hello Everyone,
I am new and not quite sure at what to go with considering I am very passionate about Photography would that be to broad of a spectrum to conquer? I am obsessed with the shadow's and orbs in pictures and do not think that they should otherwise be deleted but yet helped in such a way to complement the picture itself. So I would not be an original type more of a unique type. How would I communicate this into a niche?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could head in something related to "shadows' in terms of your brand, and focus on that. This is not to say that you cannot diversify and target many topics in the photography world, but it will immediately make your website more "niche" and it will be more efficient for you to establish expertise and authority within this space.
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RUDA16 Premium
My current passions are in the health and fitness industry. This is where I will have most of my invested interest. But my worry is that is has been done a million times and the competition is way too high for someone starting out. Should I change my niche? or pursue what I am passionate about?
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HeidiY Premium
If you narrow your niche down you will be fine. This is precisely why the training says to narrow it down, otherwise, you are competing with everyone. So within the health industry, there are probably thousands of smaller niches. Likewise within the fitness industry.

Maybe your site is aimed at Women tennis players over the age of 50. Much smaller niche, much less competition that going against sites aimed at tennis players. Hope that makes sense.

There are 3.7billion people online, you only need a small percentage of those to make a good income (or so they tell me lol).
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KBean Premium
Hello to Kyle and new and old affiliates:
I had heard of the affiliate programs of companies. My question about this video is how do you know if someone else (perhaps even a W A. member, has chosen the same market niche) and you two or tenfor that matter, are app trying to break in the same niche?
I would surmise this happens quite a bit, since many people have likeinterests, like football, and there are a limited number of companies that work affiliate programs
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JohnD2018 Premium
There are so many niches and sub niches that you can't possible exhaust them. Just make sure your niche is truly that - a niche, which can't be too broad a category. With the Jaaxy tool, you will quickly get confirmation of that, and how much competition there is out there, and the many that aren't being addressed - wide open!

Regards,
John
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onmyownterms Premium
You have no way of knowing who else is doing what, frankly, which is why using Jaxxy for keyword competition results is so critical to your success.
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KBean Premium
Thank you jddesouza,
I will continue my training, so I can use Jaxxy.
Much appreciated!
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YBlack Premium
Helpful and encouraging
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Shasco Premium
This is a great video to help us get thinking about niches. I have 2 passions - I have been trying to make money online for years and have never been successful I could write a book about the things I have tried. Also I am a golfer and even though I like in a city there are very few options for nice, unique women's golf apparel. I only want to pick one to start...What are your thoughts?
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LucyLee Premium
Women's Golf Apparel. Its very specific and when you tap into your audience they will love you, because you are helping with something that not many people are doing.

When that takes off, write that book - What doesn't work on the internet, and what does - it'll be a best seller, because you have the experience, make it a comedy!
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Shasco Premium
Thanks Lucy....Great advice never thought of making it a comedy. That is a great idea.
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Yes Lucy she's write, even though where you live they don't wear it, but she's talking world wide.
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YBlack Premium
This is interesting for the fact that golf gear is for activity, comfort and is modest, which I look for. So, steer me there. Sure that I am not the only one who is not a golfer but likes the apparel.
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Is there some kind of stats that I can look at too see what is trending that most of the customers are buying, so I can target that products to pursue on my website ? For example - Amazon has the stats of what sales that consumers are buying the most of and I'm sure they have what came in second, third, etc..... Can we request for that stats as a affiliate member ??
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Robert-A Premium
I don't do Amazon but there will be members who can give you the answer to your question.
However I use Google trends a lot so why not have a looksee here
https://tinyurl.com/look-at-google-trends

Enjoy your Monday
Robert-A
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littlemama Premium
Your best bet is using Google trends, since you won't know how to use Jaaxy research tool yet. You could also try these: Also, I recommend using a free site first instead of buying a custom domain until you feel comfortable keeping the niche you picked. This way you can delete and start over without the extra $15 expense for another custom domain.

It's really easy here to transfer a free site to your own domain later on.
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GGOODRICH1 Premium
why not amazon?
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Robert-A Premium
If you mean why don't I do it I just don't have any interest in doing affiliate marketing.
Tried it years ago and made money at it but then it became way too saturated.
I Mentor/Tutor online and I get involved with Revenue Share programs in my spare time.
More money to be made as far as I'm concerned and its a quicker return on your investment.
I made over a $1,000 last week and I could do that every week if I put my mind to it.
Robert
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Thank you Robert-A, I will check it out, Mahalo !!

And also to little mama, thank you for the info.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and happy to help if and when I can.
Enjoy your Wednesday.
Robert
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GGOODRICH1 Premium
I see, thank you Robert. The reason I am here at all is due to a major cut in income - more then 50% and the lifestyle I had at $80K / year is going away. I am behind the curve on replacing the lost wages and I need to act very quickly to avoid disaster. Where should i invest my training and attention? I cant see a part time job helping very much. I do work from home in the job I have and there are snippets of time throughout the workday that I can invest and of course my evenings are totally available. Obviously, I have zero investment dollars. I intend to go premium today but after my truck payment I only have $200 for two weeks. The truck payment is not my only bill by any means but the paycheck is what it is and nothing else will get paid.
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Robert-A Premium
You are almost at the end of your trial period so if you are thinking about going premium then take the Certification Course.
It will show you what you need to do to become an affiliate and actually make money at it.
I'm not saying you will make a lot but it will keep the bailiffs at bay as we say over here.
You could also take the Bootcamp if you want to promote WA but there are a lot of members already doing this and i have yet to see anyone make vast amounts of money from it.
Thinking back I only made $167 in the year but then again i wasn't really trying.
The final decision is yours Gordon.
Robert
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Robert-A Premium
A good blog for Bootcamp info -
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pprior55 Premium
This example targets a very narrow niche. How important is that? My vision for my website is a large website on animal care, with many subthemes that include animal clothing, animal health products, training supplies, basic supplies like crates, dishes, etc. Since I have a substantial background in animal care, I want to add articles I find or write myself on things like where to get cheap or free vet care, the best dog parks in the US, places to adopt, places to take your dog on vacation, and I would also like to add a video a few times a week showing some funny animal behavior. I thought I could use the articles and videos to email to people to draw them in to look at the products. Does this sound right, or am I taking on too much?
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newmarketpro Premium
There are many advantages to narrow down your niche as compared to chose something broad.
1) Your site will more focus on a specific theme topic.
2) Google likes sites that are based on specific niche. That being said, your chances to get ranked in search engines are better.
3) People will see you as an expert in the niches because all your articles are based on specific topic.

Can you make it with a broad niche. Definitely you can but you need to work harder, create more articles and it takes longer time for the site to mature.

You only need to focus on a small portion of a niche to make it successful with the site. There are people who have succeeded with small niches.

Hope that make sense.

Joe
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Cloud1205 Premium
I can hardly beilve for the first time when I see it . Many of the online e-commerce entrepreneurs have told me to focus on using their methodology to acquire a niche product rather than just being an affilate marketer. Because they are sure that the profits gained by affiliate marketing won't last long . Although some part of me is skeptical, I'm willing to open my mind to go further.
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Kyle Premium
That is because they are trying to sell you their system, often times expensive ones. I don't recommend you create your own product/service as the starting point of your business, something that you can consider down the road as you have a brand.

Many products/services offer 30%-50% commission, the average ROI on a product you source and sale is 10% and you still have to establish a brand and pay for all of the marketing.

Either can be great, and we work with both types of marketers here, but ultimately before you focus too much on what you will sale, you need to establish a brand.
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I love the snack helmets, They are a great novelty gift. The affiliate marketing cycle and process is not difficult o understand, The customer goes to your site, makes a purchase, and you get paid. I don't quite understand the ranking process in Google Search. Is it getting a high standing for your website by using hyperlinks or trading links with other listings?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Melissa,

Gaining rank in Google searches means that the content that ranks higher and higher is the preferred content that addresses the majority of web searchers issues with the quality of information they were looking for.

Hope you find this helpful.
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IamVirginia Premium
As Google starts to trust your site, it will rank you higher and higher. The rank is the place where you fall in the search engine. You want to be on the first page, because most people don't look past the first few results when they type in a search term into google.
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mgmalek Premium
Hi everyone
I really liked this video. As an extremely sceptical person, I am surprised that I haven't found myself wondering what the catch is... When do we get told we have to sell a whole lot of water cooling systems or beauty products? When do we find out we need to invest $5000 upfront?
All seems legit so far and from the very little I've seen so far, I feel like this could work for me!
Hope you're all feeling just as positive!
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Marketa- Sounds like you have been stung by past scammy biz people - I hope not, however, I for one can assure you - Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform to build a solid online future and all you do is pay $49 each month should you choose to go premium and that's it. Very low overheads to own your own amazing business. It takes time to build and consistent effort however it truly is so great.
Here is an image of what you get should you choose to go premium, however, there is still the option of staying as a free member and building from this as well
All the best and enjoy your new journey
Vicki
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Kyle Premium
You will NEVER find out that you need to pay $5,000 per month. We are the leader in the industry for a reason. We teach what works, and we provide the most comprehensive platform in the industry, for the most comprehensive price.

Take action on the training, work hard, and you are going to do great.

The Premium membership here is $19 the first month, then it is $49 per month after the first month. This includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online from the training, weekly live classes, he support, the tools, the websites/hosting, the mentoring, network, exclusive access to all updates...you name it.

We also have a yearly option of $359 which is a big discount and that works out to be $29 per month. You can choose either or.

The Starter membership, which you are currently on is completely free.

Hope this helps you out Marketa and if you have any further questions let me know.
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I agree the very low overhead is very attractive to me big selling point.
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Kyle Premium
There should never be overhead like that in your business for information or services. We would rather you spend that money on paid ads, outsourcing, etc. down the road, and that is why we have kept our price point the SAME for the last 13 years.
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mgmalek Premium
Thanks so much for this.
It's great to have such a supportive group of people!
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mgmalek Premium
By the way, how do you get to be in the top 100? What does that mean?
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IamVirginia Premium
I had those same thoughts at first, this IS legit, stick around, you will see.
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IamVirginia Premium
It just means that we spend a lot of time at WA interacting with people and being as helpful as we can. There is no monetary reason to be in the top 100. It really means nothing much, apparently.
I got there without even knowing how I did it. Someone had to explain it to me.
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mgmalek Premium
Oh wonderful m thanks for your help!
I just wrote a blog. I'm not even sure it is a blog as I don't know what a blog actually is but hopefully someone reads it and gets something from it. Do you write blogs?
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Hi there I have watch the video understands how it works , but my question is how do you set up the link to drive the customer or buyer from Google to your site and do you have setup a certain kind of keyword for the niche ,how do you go about it
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Kyle Premium
You will be joining affiliate programs, and these programs will give you unique links that you can add to your website. This is all going to be covered in detail as you move through the training.
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IamVirginia Premium
All this will be explained as you progress with the training.
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Raymona1 Premium
The video was very informative and interesting as well. All the while the video was playing, I was constantly thinking of things that I would like for my niche', I actually wrote them down and now I am going to find my different products for the same. It is constantly stressed to all new members, me included, that you will have to put in the hard work, the hard work begins when you create your platform for your webpage along with it's content.
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Kyle Premium
Hard work is the basis for ALL success in any business. If you can offer that to your business, we can offer you everything else you need to create and grow a business to any level online!
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GiJoJo Premium
The video was very informative and I understand how the process works now when it comes to affiliate marketing. I still have a lot to learn and I am like sponge right now trying to get the knowledge. But can their be subsections fo the niche product? Can one have multiple products on their website and have success?
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Kyle Premium
There are many ways you can cross promote within a niche, and diversify your business. Look at some of the most famous brands, Amazon used to sell books, Apple used to sell computers. As you establish your brand within any niche, you can start to diversify and become relevant in many other "close by" segments.

And 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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GGAINES Premium
I share that same child like enthusiasm as you do, GiJoJo. I can’t wait to get waist deep into the remaining training and to apply what I’m learning with such detail and care.
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GiJoJo Premium
With that being said, I have an idea on a sneaker blog. But there are different type of sneakers. Can I speak on all sneakers or should it be specifically to a particular sport sneaker such as track or basketball sneakers?
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CDHinds Premium
This section has taught that there are many different ways in which money can be made online.
It shows me that by someone doing a Google search, can view products on your website and by clicking on a link can purchase that product. By purchasing a product through your website will earn you a commission. The commission can be replicated by becoming an affiliate for various companies that have products on the same topic as your website.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, there are. 100's in fact, and what you are going to learn in the early stages and establishing with your efforts here is a solid foundation for your business. Once you have that and you start obtaining authority in your niche (could be any), the sky is the limit and there are going to be many ways you can monetize your website.

I look forward to working with you Carolyn, you have a bright future ahead of you. :)
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IncomeShift Premium
This is quite powerful. This is the MEANING of turning passions into profit. I always heard MLM people say "Turn passion into income" but what they meant is by pushing the products and mixing in your life. With this, I can literally make a blog about something I am in LOVE with (Example, I can talk about Christianity ALL day_ and now it can be something i do for a living! EPICCC
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Kyle Premium
The difference is in the affiliate marketing space you CHOOSE your own passion and direction for your business. Within the MLM world, they force you into making something your passion.

The thing is, you can promote over 550 MILLION products and services as an affiliate marketer. The potential is literally unlimited, regardless of which direction you want to head there is always going to be a great deal of opportunity and a lot of products/services you can leverage within your space to generate an income.
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GrowGloria Premium
Exactly! I am quote encouraged by this new found understanding as well.
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Phil28 Premium
Hi. video was really clear and simple to follow. Kyle, in response to your post, I will work consistently and with patience until I can achieve my first sale. I feel sure, creating and proving that a money making process is possible, will be the motivation and incentive to push on and make it a revenue stream. Onto the next video...!
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely. The first sale is the point in which it all becomes so real, it will happen. For me it was around the 3 month mark, here I am 16 years later being full time online.

I really look forward to working with you Phil!
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Phil28 Premium
Hi Kyle
So, responding to your offer of running some niche ideas past you, I have three areas that I have identified that I would like to
a/write about
b/research and deepen my understanding
c/be comfortable recommending

they are

1/Wine
2/Cryptocurrency
3/ Original Artworks

1/ Wine - (Passion level 7/10)thinking rather than promoting the wine itself, I could position a site around 'wine gifts' - wine racks, coolers, chiller, decanters, books etc..
The other thought is zoning in on Organic Wine

2/ Cryptocurrency - (Passion level 8/10) I have a position with Bitcoin and a strong interest in following the development of this market. Programmes for sign ups to trading platforms look interesting and some higher level potential commissions, particularly where there are lifetime %s of future trades from converted leads.

3/ Original Art - (Passion level 8.5/10) - Lots of online galleries in UK I would love to support and get commission from. I am an Art Historian be degree and also buy and collect art myself. More of a subjective and potentially difficult market to scale perhaps? Not sure

I was wondering whether you think kicking off with two sites might be a bit ambitious as I work through the WA trainings. Right now, I'm thinking the Cyrpto would be fascinating and either wine or art more fun. also would my marketing skills fast track by learning different tracks simultaneously?

Anyway, your thoughts and any guidance here would be most welcome

Best wishes

Phil
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Kyle, this is awesome. Very clear and really thorough; two questions it has brought up for me though. 1) How do you find out if a company (like the bodybuilders example) even has an affiliate program? and 2) If you are promoting a product that has a lot of various options, how do you ensure you give the customer enough options that they actually end up buying the "version" of the product you are affiliated with? E.g. If I write about children's sleep on my website/blog, and I want to add affiliate links to Brand X children's pajamas, but Brand X sells dozens and dozens of different sizes, colours, patterns, etc., how do I ensure the customer doesn't click on the Size 4 Pink Polka Dot pajamas I have linked to but then decides they want size 5 Purple Stripe pajamas on a different area of Brand X's site and I am now out the money because I didn't link to that very specific choice? How do you get around this without putting 100 different links in one blog? Thanks!!!
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onmyownterms Premium
1) Do a Google search for 'company name + affiliate program'. 2) Be an affiliate for all the products you write about, then it doesn't really matter what they choose. Most affiliate programs give you a commission on sales from your site, they don't require it to be a specific product.
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Clittle1 Premium
Hey! To fin out if a company has an affiliate program type "company name" + affiliate program into google. If they have one it will come up.

For your second question, a lot of affiliate companies will give you a commission regardless of what the person buys after clicking you affiliate link. I know for Amazon, say you are promoting pajamas but then someone buys a waterbottle instead. You will get commission for the waterbottle!
I don't know if all affiliate programs are like that though.
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Teena4 Premium
I am enjoying these videos! I thought I was dedicated the last time I tried this. I had money problems causing me not to succeed. I still do have money problems but I think that because of the last two times i tried this I got a lot from it that this time Ill be able to start making money before my $49 is due. Wish me luck!
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Kyle Premium
You just need to remain realistic about the process and the fact that you are creating a business here. The outlay is minimal compared to what you are getting here, but in business before you turn monthly profit, you first need a solid foundation (which is the first focus).

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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This video has given me a better understanding of how the process works for making money online using a niche that people may be interested in. The video shows the full process where I could understand it. I have been affilitated with other companies that did not go into this type of detail. It was not confusing at all. Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
And you are just getting rolling here Jacqueline! We are different in a good way, we teach what works and we simplify the process and the entire technology element for you here within WA.

I look forward to working with you!
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I am looking forward to working with you also. It is very interesting information and easy to follow so far.
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Wow that's some proper teaching there..... So loved it. But if I may ask, in that video you spoke about promoting other company's products like Amazon etc. If I want to promote a product, how do I exactly do it. Do i like copy and paste the company's link into my website or are you going to talk about how to properly do it during the course.
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Kyle Premium
You will join their affiliate program. They are free and there are 10,000's of different affiliate programs online, and over 550,000,000 products/services that you can promote as an affiliate.

When you join an affiliate program, they will give you "special" and unique links that you can use to link to their products that will track your conversions.
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Okay.... Now I get it, thanks.
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Ummm so the affiliate program is available for premium members ? :) or.....
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ABanda1 Premium
In this video you have explained how to make money on line through commissions by sending those buying products in your niche website to a particular affiliate program. How about those that are simply looking for information and solutions to problems other than buying products, how is money made through such?
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newmarketpro Premium
You can earn money by providing helpful information. In fact, this is a better way of promoting your affiliate site as people don't like to be sold products. If you give them information they are looking for they might share your post to their social accounts and their friends will share it to more audiences. Some of these people are looking for the same information but also buyers. So you earn income indirectly.

Hope that shed some lights.

Joe
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tommo1968 Premium
You would have to provide a service or send them to pages that are selling products by affiliate methods. Info posts are there to give the website a more rounded feel (you are offering help) so you can send traffic to money pages (products or services you are selling)
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ABanda1 Premium
Thank you for your response. Do you mean information in my niche website could be the helpful information someone might find in a solution to his/her problem, ok then, how do i make money out of that? Is it by resharing my post that i get that indirect income?
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ABanda1 Premium
Thanks , can you please explain a litlle more on the info post and money pages?

Alex.
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tommo1968 Premium
You still need people to buy something or click on a payable app (adsense), if it is a page you have promoting stuff on Amazon you will get a commission if they buy something. Info pages will only get so much traffic you need people in the buying phase to make real money. (product reviews or best of pages) Check out this training for more help
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Charles1949 Premium
I guess know the customers are key so that the selection of the products will be targeted to this group. Now that I know why people are attracted to your website, I must convert them to buy. A great website is the next step with the proper identified niche which must be with the right keywords
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newmarketpro Premium
You spot on Charles. These customers are your audience. In the training we are taught to choose our niche and target specific audience, the people you want to help with the information you wrote on your site.. I believe you have grasped the idea pretty well.
All the best to you.

Joe
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That was great!! Just like others I have seen the affiliate adds at the bottom of sites but never thought I had the experience or knowledge to get involved, I expected to be more for people with an education in the IT field. We all appreciate what you are doing at WA and enjoy the way you are breaking things down so that not only you but all of us can benefit and hopefully make a living from the internet. Everyone deserves to have more time with family and just to enjoy living life!! Thanks
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Kyle Premium
I agree, anyone can do this and everyone deserves to have a more accommodating lifestyle so they can spend more time with their family and friends. I really do look forward to working with you moving forward!
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LovisaN Premium
What an eye opener, just realized how I have been making other people make money browsing the internet and looking for information such as what led me to WA searching for how to earn money online and having the owner of the affiliate link whose work stood out of the rest of bunch of pop up searches contacting me immediately as soon as I registered with WA, is proof enough for me how strong online marketing is and works! I understand perfectly how I missed out on this invaluable opportunity, however I am glad that I am here now and it is never too late for as long as I live as in this industry age is not a limit, I realize!

Thank you for this opportunity.
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newmarketpro Premium
It's never late to start your online business. Now you have this opportunity to create your very own online business. All the training here will help you do that. With the community behind you, you will always have access to assistance in case of need.

All the best to you.

:)
Joe
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YouDoYou Premium
If a customer sees that the link brought them to Amazon, do customers decide to open up a new web page browser to go to Amazon directly and purchase the product independent of the link? I know I've personally done this before because once the link brought me to Amazon, I decided to just buy directly through Amazon not realizing how affiliate marketing worked. So when I've done this, the person who posted the product on their website didn't make money, correct?
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Darice. From the experiences shared here in WA, once a person clicks on your link, even if they go to another page and buy something you will still receive a commission on what they purchase.
If they open another new tab to amazon then, yes, you will miss out, however by all I have read this isn't the case mostly
I hope this helps
Vicki
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CravenATAT Premium
Amazon and other links have their cookies saved- once someone clicks a link though your site, the affiliate link saves a cookie. If they were to go back to that site directly a couple hours later and buy something, your cookie is saved and you get a commission
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YouDoYou Premium
That is great to hear! Thank you.
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YouDoYou Premium
Thank you Vickic3. I know I've opened up a new tab to make the purchase directly through the company in order to make my purchase safely. Was just wondering if others might make the same move as I do. But if the affiliate still makes a commission when this happens, that would be terrific.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that can happen sometimes, but people tend to do a lot of research outside of just amazon reviews and buy things through all sorts of different sites, look for problems to solutions, etc...and this is where you come in as an affiliate and can earn a significant amount of money.
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Good paced content. I’m a Clickbank member, built a website but got bogged down trying to figure out best method to funnel traffic and track emails. Is it possible to generate money before upgrading to Premium? I’m guzzling coffee n chocolate so I can finish the training modules ASAP.
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newmarketpro Premium
Definitely possible.
However, with Starter account you can access to certain training but there are more to it. It's just like building a house, you have certain tools to start with but not all the essential tools to complete the construction.

My opinion.

Joe
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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 you for sharing your story.
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yes, it is possible that you generate money before being premium, because if you make a good traffic you can get sales and of course you will gain
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Amen! Comments well taken and you are a great motivator. Much continued success in your journey :)
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Kyle Premium
I really look forward to working with you. Let us know if you need any further help moving forward. ;)
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bowlingjp Premium
So really the affiliate program is unlimited in what you choose as a niche, right? If I wanted to start a website on Bibles, or Bible literature, I could promote several items.

Does this mean I could start 10, 15, or even more niche websites? Would I be setting up a blog on each of these sites?

It seems that a website on magazines, financial memberships, etc., could generate even more commissions. Pushing interest towards those types of sales could be very profitable, right?

Will you be talking about where to find the most profitable niches?

Jerry
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FrankM64 Premium
as you go through the training you will discover choosing niches. and yes, the niche market is unlimited. if there is an audience interested in a product, you have a niche. and not to get ahead of yourself (finish training first) but that gray bar at top, type in a subject - niche - for example watch what comes up, the searches are endless.

All the best.
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bowlingjp Premium
Thanks Frank. Appreciate your encouragement.

Jerry
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FrankM64 Premium
and to answer your question regarding most profitable niches. They are called the evergreen niches, not trendy, the big 3 are: in the Health, Wealth, or Relationship niches lots of competition. I recommend you hone your skills on your first niche, something you are really passionate about and won't lose interest. Then, take that knowledge and training into one of the big 3.
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davehayes Premium
As Frank has said below and the link above may help with
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Watched the video and looked at the websites sampled. The 'pre workout supplements' website seems to have an option to become a customer to that website.
Where is this data stored?
Do I need to create a database if I wanted that option?
When customers are routed an affiliate site and places an order, who accounts for the credit to be accounted to my website?

If my customer is interrupted and returns to shop directly from the affiliated site and not through my site, do I get a credit?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Steve,

WordPress creates its own database so you won't need to worry about that part... and it is stored on the host server along with your website.

When you provide an affiliate link that link will take the person clicking to the vendor's website so you do NOT need to worry about the delivery of the product nor the product itself. Payments are simply a commission for sending the vendor a customer.

Most vendors offer cookies on their website so that their affiliates are paid fairly. If you Google search "understanding cookies" (without the quotation marks, of course) you will find details on cookies.

Hope you find this helpful.
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LarissaG Premium
Is the concept to chose the niche which we are passionate about, to find the way to sell it (promo, reviews, comparing, etc.) that customers "need" to buy it from our websites , isn't it?

...going to the "online world through an affiliate links" sounds as only very perspective not only for the present but also for the future. My personal experience : all last Christmas shopping was done in Amazon O)

Fantastic video !
Thanks.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Larissa,

Selecting a niche you are passionate about makes it easier to write posts about your niche.

As for sharing affiliate links... if you write to your readers though you were speaking to a friend over the phone, and then offer all of 3 affiliate links within a 1000 worded post, you will find your posts ranking higher, and possibly even find your conversions better too.

Here's my story: Hope you find this helpful.
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Cha8com Premium
Yes help me now I know to post and it helped alot
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I loved your story! Thank you for sharing!!
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Greetings everyone, re the above websites demonstarted. Would this person have developed this themselves after deciding to sell snack helmets etc or would they commission someone in web design to do this. I ask as I have recently initiated a wix website and a wordpress site and frankly, although the tools are there to do this and that, getting to where it looks as good as the above one would leave me at least initially spinning my tires! Exchanging logos for clickbank links and just the overall presentation of a great site isn't as easy to me as drag this and that here and there!

TL/DR Do you veterans just pay for landing pages to be created?
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JKulk1 Premium
I believe most people have constructed there own using the training given and further training added by fellow WA's. But, if I could afford to pay an expert I would. Jim
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I'm looking fwd to that!
Thanks
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Philoh Premium
Hi Kyle, it's been a while that i'm trying to understand this process but it was still confusing. But with this video it is more than clear. It seems i already know how it works however I just watched the video. Thanks a lot for this and thank you to both of you for sharing your knowledge.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is exactly how it works. There is a reason we have been around 13 years and are the most respected platform/company in the industry. We offer you the most comprehensive and advanced experience here at WA, not to mention the most friendly and cost efficient.

I look forward to seeing your progress as you move forward!
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SimeonDixon1 Premium
I am elated by the disposition of the lessons in making money on line. I am not computer savvy but I am able to follow the charted paths due to the timely manner in which Kyle lays it out. Now I understand what a niche is and how to create one.
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Kyle Premium
The great part these days is that you don't need to be computer savvy to be very successful online. You are going to do great Simeon and I really do look forward to working with you!
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Simone, I hate to butt in or reply with a less than a happy comment. But, I have to clarify something. A niche has nothing to do with computers (at least not directly). It has everything to do with marketing and/or selling yourself or your unique product in a unique way to corner the market on it and make $.
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The only problems with the videos s that the pages you open in the video are not always clear, so you cannot really see what is displayed on the web pages, except for seeing the general layout of the pages.
My question though is: On your website, how many products or brands can place?
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onmyownterms Premium
As many as you choose - there are no requirements or limits.
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I thought this was very hard. But looking at this information, just helped me to realize that all we are doing is really taking the middle man out, and becoming that man, but undercover, and we are calling ourselves affiliates. I think this idea is brilliant because now we can take a piece of the cake that makes these billionaires richer!
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Mariion Premium
Great explanation, never thought it in this way. but it makes total sense.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, well said. You are taking out the "shop" in the middle of the transaction, and as an affiliate site you are providing your audience with help/information/solutions before they make a purchase.

Your role as an affiliate at it's core is to align a "customer" with a "product", and often times one that they are already planning on buying.
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SimeonDixon1 Premium
That's right! jhamasi123
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Evatang Premium
1) can I set up a few different link with different seller in my website?
2) According to the video, people get link direct to the seller, open account and buy direct, how we keep track customer email for next promotion. If we need set up landing page, customer may feel very trouble to buy the item?
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newmarketpro Premium
1) Yes you can as long as it is relevant to your content. No issue.

2) If you are sending your clicks direct to the seller, you are not collecting their email. For purchase of physical product normally your visitor will be directed to seller's website. However, if you are promoting IM products, you can create a lead capture/landing page so you visitor will enter their email before directed to the sale page on the product.

Hope that helps.

Joe
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Evatang Premium
Hi Joe,
Thanks for your reply. Sorry , I am not sure IM represent ?
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newmarketpro Premium
Sorry if I confused you. Basically it stands for Internet Marketing (IM) products and most likely in digital and downloadable format.

Joe
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Evatang Premium
Hi Joe,
Thanks for your quick reply. I see, as I am new here , more to learn.
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newmarketpro Premium
That's the benefit of being one of WA community. :)
There's no unanswered question. If I don't answer you, other people will do. You can see that Kyle himself is very active answering questions here.

All the best.

Joe
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Evatang Premium
Thank you!
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Vasiliy Premium
1. Yes you can participate in as many affiliate programs as you like. You have full freedom on what to promote and how to promote it. Especially if your niche has many different sellers then it's absolutely fine to use multiple affiliate programs.

2. There are many ways to setup opt-in pages on your website. Your website will provide interesting information that will enable customers to come back to it and subscribe to your list. You may not be able to capture email of every single sale you make but there are ways to have an opt-in page to get email addresses. You can always add this element to your website once it starts selling and focus on capturing info of your website visitors. It can also be a pop-up for every visitor with some promo code for discount etc.. if they leave an email.

Let me know if you have more questions
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Evatang Premium
Tks for information.
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solescript Premium
Love it, great video, simple process. Where can someone go to get statistics on which niches produce the most revenue? I guess just Google it??? Been wanting to do this for a while, can't wait to see some progress of my own and reap some benefits... Looking forward to my first vacation since 1979...
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FrankM64 Premium
The top 3 evergreen money making niches are 1) Health, 2) Wealth, 3) Romance. That is the 30,000 foot view. With sub niches within those. But, everyone will recommend that your first niche choice is something you are passionate about. Something you can easily write about, something that will keep your interest and not feel like work.
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littlemama Premium
As you get into this business more, you will find that yes certain niches will produce more revenue than others. You will have to research affiliate programs for the niches you're interested in to find which ones will have better commissions than others.

Here are some links to help you choose your niche:
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CristinaP Premium
This video has already opened my eyes. I did know that such thing was possible, i.e. creating a simple website where you don't have to worry about writing a blog, getting reviews, etc and you just act as some sort of search engine yourself! Gosh, imagine setting 5/10 of these sort of websites for different micro niches! I am so excited!!!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is a huge space and affiliate marketing largely drives the online world and all of the transactions that take place (in every niche).

And yes, once you get the formula for success down within ONE of these niches, you can diversify and get involved in many different niches at once. That is the beauty of this entire business model and over the years I have personally been involved in and very successful within many different niches.
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kfsonwa Premium
Hi Kyle, how do i revisit my own post without having to scroll through everyone's: PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Yes it is ultimately up to you.
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Kyle Premium
It truly is. We can provide you everything in between, but we cannot make you work hard or dedicate the time you need to establish a business. I always say, the only missing piece is "you and a bit of hard work". The rest we take care of for you here at WA!
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Mariion Premium
Nice Quote "you and a bit of hard work" I will keep that in mind. But it was my intention anyway.
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Simmo1971 Premium
Hi, Im really getting back into the training and love the affiliate marketing stratergy, my big concern is getting the traffic to my website, will you guys be able to show other ways for me to generate traffic, I would say that getting to be ranked on page 1 of google is extremelly high and competion fierce.
Tom
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Simmo1971 Premium
Sorry just checked my grammer, disgusting....
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HeidiY Premium
Hi Simmo, it’s not as hard as you might think, in the first 3 months I have all 6 of my product reviews on page 1 of either Google, Yahoo or Bing (all three in some cases, and position one for a couple).

WA teaches correct SEO and the use of low hanging fruit keywords to enable us to do this.

But as the training goes on you do get into social media (free and paid) as well as the use of forums etc. to get your content out into the world.
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Simmo1971 Premium
Great Thanks for the update, its nice to meet people like you who are obviously doing well.
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Twinsmother Premium
Thank you much Kyle for this valuable info on making money online. My issue is and has been for longer than I would like, where do I find my customers? I have started and restarted a website in WA and outside of WA. The most recent attempt to complete my site is just a few months ago in WA. Since the upgrade of this very informative site, the need to get acquainted with it again is very important . My question is how and where do I get my customers? My site is on ancient grains and the many ways to use them. Where would I start to at least complete my home page? My confidence is starting to dip and I would like for it to rise above all obstacles ASAP. Thank you for the advice and help.
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HeidiY Premium
Keep on with the training, and do each step and task as it is presented, Kyle explains it all logically as the training continues. You can do it, we all can :)

Traffic/customers and how to find them is covered soon.

Sounds like a great niche too.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Viola! It's been a long time since I saw a post from you, great to see you again! The answer to your question on "where you get customers" is this:

Your niche topic is basically your customer base. Typically, if you choose a niche that has a problem, those people are easy customers. For example:

If you target people with knee problems, that's a niche and they have a problem, thus when you write articles on your site, they go on Google and people with knee problems find your site, come to it and become your customers.

Here's a tutorial I wrote on niches which should help: In regards to ancient grains, this is a niche, but it doesn't sound like it's a niche where the people have a problem, they may more likely just seek info on this. The question I would ask is, which type of audience is best suited for this particular product? Does it have health benefits? What are they?
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Twinsmother Premium
Vitaliy, thanks for the response and feedback. My niche is a particular ancient grain but I wanted to include other grains as well. So I want to have Spelt as my main topic with examples of useage and the others follow that . My prob now is the headline. I have lost the basic how to of starting my home page. Yes I have been absent for a minute but I needed to refuel. With the time away from WA it was a time for introspect and so I have done that with added determination to continue to finish sooner than later. My intention is to have this site up and running with good clear information discussing the benefits of ancient grains. Of course it will take a bit of time but I believe I can get it done. Here's to my success. Hope your day goes well with success Vitaliy.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Viola, I would in that case just target healthy grains in general and talk about the different types there are and promote them from the site. I would use level 2's training in WA to help you find keywords for this stuff:
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JGohmert Premium
It's very exciting to see that we will learn how to create a website that will generate income for us but we will not have to worry about the sales, shipping & etc. I have added to many people's wallet by going to these types of websites and now I will learn how to add to my own wallet is awesome! Excited to learn more!! Great video!
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newmarketpro Premium
I was in the same situation with you Jeanie. I bought a lot of courses and programs out there only I realized that this is more possible with a platform like WA. I have stopped chasing those 'shiny object' and focus on here.
Wishing you a great success here.

:)
Joe
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SusanFlowers Premium
After watching this video the process seems so simple, however I’m not sure I’ll be able to create a decent website that people will want to come to. And I still have know idea what my niche will be. I have tried several ways to make money and have always failed (thankfully my significant other has put up with all my attempts), however I have never tried anything like this as the internet world still scares me.
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FreyaM Premium
It’s a learning process. Trust the training, and take it one step at a time. If you keep up with the training and complete the tasks, you will learn so much and become more and more confident, as you do so.
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Scotius2001 Premium
The key to this process is patience and constant learning. Building a website and gaining traffic takes time. Follow the training and ask lots of questions. The community here at WA is responsive and plentiful. It is likely that your first site won't be the one you have big success with. Stay the course and keep trying. "The journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step". Best of luck to you!
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Lawrence40 Premium
Hi SusanFlowers,

I have just started the training and also a bit hesitant that I can build a decent website that people want to visit. I have dyslexia and my grammar sometimes suffers and need feed back.
However, I am passionate about some subjects which can have many different niches under them.
I struggle at this moment in time on which niche I should choose.
Also, I trust there has to be someone in this community who had been where we are, and can give the right type of help and encouragement we need.
I just want to say hang in there, don't lose hope and tell yourself you can do it, whenever, you have doubting thoughts. Share often your struggles here. I know I will make great effort to share what I have difficulty in. All the best!
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LoganGrow Premium
It's fun to actually see some examples of true affiliate websites, how they can work and while 1 sale may be only 6% or $3 that it can add up if you have a good niche and have build an authoritative website that gives good information for what your customer is looking for.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, there is the possibilities that you could sell 100's of such products per day; And there are many products that pay much better commissions as well, and many that will pay high %. Some products will average $30-50 per sale, some much higher.

This is the case in any niche.
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JaniceButler Premium
Awesome and very easy to understand summary - so much clearer to me than before. Will we also be working on optimizing sites so that we can get higher ranks in Google? Also, will the sites we build be primarily to sell items (such as the snack helmet) or will the sites also contain information about a topic like many of the blogs I have seen? I am interesting in gardening and DIY home improvements, but don't know if there would be a niche there for sales vs. just people looking for information on how to DIY. Would I need to narrow it a bit?
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adreyna Premium
Yes, Keywords and SEO are all part of the training. It is your choice as to what kind of site you want to have. Those are great niches, but both of them can be narrowed down some. Just think about what it is you want to help people do with either of these niches.
You want to help people that ________. Once you fill in the blank that should help give you a better idea of what direction you want to go in.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
As another member has mentioned, probably the most important part of the training here is optimizing your site and content targeting low competition keywords, which again is all covered.

Your site can be both but the main focus will be on creating content that helps visitors with their problems. On those pages you should be recommending products, but you can also have a page of your website that's similar to a store front with links to all the products you recommend.

Hope this helps,

Brok
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EGoretaya Premium
Good summary of how the process works. My question would be, while creating a useful, comprehensive website with lots of links to products, let's say we come across a website with a great tutorial or review for some of the products you are hoping to promote. What would the process be in gaining permission from the other website to link them to yours?
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newmarketpro Premium
The best option is to contact the site owner. It's quite a challenging task especially when the other site has too high authority unless they see your website worth to be linking to them. Another way is to see if the site offers guest blog. Forum is another great avenue for link building.

But if what you want to do is just creating link on your site that referencing the other site, you can just link it without their permission but the link juice will benefit more to the other site.

My opinion.

Joe
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EGoretaya Premium
Awesome, thank you Joe!
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wealthysage Premium
That's all very clear, Kyle, and thank you very much for that.

Many of the Gurus out there are questioning why anyone should need a website these days in order to entice people into spending money on any number of shortcuts, whatever.

This has been a huge distraction to me and I'm now starting to switch my focus back to websites which is where I was about 4 months ago!

I'm therefore most grateful to have found Wealthy Affiliate :)

Regards,

Will
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Yes will!
You are at the right place.
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The process seems to be doable for a non salesperson like me. I did notice that my biggest problem is to not think ahead. When I saw the bodybuilding supplement review site, I was like “who reviewed and rated all those items”? That looks like it’ll take forever to do one site!

But I stopped myself from overthinking and reminded myself that there are many more lessons to come, and I’ll learn about those details when it’s time. Correct?
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adreyna Premium
This is very true. Follow your training and it will cover everything you need to know about building a successful website.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you will learn a lot more. In fact, you will continue to learn for the lifetime of your business, I have been at this 16 years full time and I still learn something new each and every day!
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GaryHorton Premium
Diane, I tend to overthink too and like to believe that overthinking is a sign of intelligence and creativity. However, it essential to take the training here one step at a time. As Kyle likes to remind us, success is a cumulative process. Each task builds on the completion of a previous task.
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mbrasseau Premium
I have been in sales for years (services), in a capacity where I managed my own marketing. I really love the way you simplified the process, people really do over-complicate it.

On another note, I have attempted to do affiliate marketing in the past - one-on-one relationships with two different companies. I'm pretty sure they got sales off of me, but I never got paid. How does this system avoid that unfortunate event?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Mona,

If I ever felt that a company did that to me (and I'm sure those types are out there, but few and far between I'm sure... as they would be outed really quickly) then I would never deal with them again. Simple as that.

There are far too many honest vendors available to worry about the one (or two) whose products/services won't last in the marketplace for very long from shady business practices.

PrettyLinks offers us a great way to monitor click through rates, no they could even be bouncing as soon as they arrive at the product pages... not sure how you could monitor that.

Some vendors like Clickbank offer tracking from within your account with them so that you can monitor your clicks and purchases.

Hope this helps you
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mbrasseau Premium
I didn't do anything elaborate, like adding them to a website. It was several years ago, and I think I had the links in my business email, and on some profiles I had around - which did get a decent bit of traffic back in the day.

So what I hear from you is that 1. power in numbers and 2. some tracking keeps everyone honest. I can live with that. :)

Thank you for your response.
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Triblu Premium
You're welcome Mona.

Just like there are dishonest vendors, I think you would be shocked to learn how many shady affiliate marketers are out there. Think their numbers are waaay higher.

Being dishonest... well, in today's world it's not long before dishonest people (no matter who they are) get outed by someone sooner or later.
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PMorgan2 Premium
I was wondering. using the example of the football snack dish. would it be wise to promote it on more that one platform? Like WA and Bing, Or would I have to be an affiliate on Bing, Amazon etc. just like I am on WA. In references to a brick and mortar store. I would want my product in more than just one store. Or is the idea to get rank high on Google so that it will show all my different platform?
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newmarketpro Premium
Basically you need to create content with certain targeted keyword that get indexed and ranked by Search Engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing).

WA is where you learn all the techniques how that content you wrote get notice by these Search Engine. How to get people come to your site and read your content.

You only need to be an affiliate with companies that offer affiliation program like Amazon, CJ, Ebay, etc.

Don't worry - all these terms and terminology will become common to you once you are learn more about online business. And you are the best place and platform to learn all those things.

All the best to you.

Joe.
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PMorgan2 Premium
Thank you Joe for answering my question. I'm sure things will seem more clear the further along I get into my training. I think part of my problem is that I always try to see the big picture right away. I just get eager about what I get involved in.
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Kyle Premium
Don't worry Penelope, you are going to get the hang of things moving forward. It is natural, just take your time and ask for help as you need it. ;)
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Liberahow Premium
Agree great video the football snack helmets site look like an e-store. Customers founded the site through organic search and buy the product from the site since is a micro niche am I right.
Is not a complicated process but we still need to do a lot of research and create a variation for the helmet to gain interest and right please correct me if I am wrong, do share.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, they found it through organic and through people sharing this site with others through social media and news stories. But it definitely owns all of the major search rankings and did so very quickly.

This is what we teach here, and you can absolutely do this within any niche it doesn't have to be a smaller, but still large micro style niche like snackhelmets.
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I lost $1338 USD via trading on line with Zurich Prime of Switzerland four weeks ago can I ever be able to recover it? My bank said because I had joined it on internet they can't help me. Can anyone help was it a scam? They just said I was affected by the market. My trading account is at zero right now and I am feeling very low. I thought it was a good investment.
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Robert-A Premium
If your bank says it cannot help you then you must put the experience behind you and move on.
No point in brooding about it.
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GFHaze Premium
Zurich Prime is an Unlicensed Broker from Romania?
Why would you invest money in a company you did not research?
Here is a link explaining about them; http://scambroker.com/zurich-prime/

Research is the key to trying to do anything well. Without knowledge, there will be failure more often than not.
Gary
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I hope you haven't been,, but there are a lot of scams online and you have to be careful about where and who you give your money to. I can assure you that now you have found WA, you will never be scammed again. ;)
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MataSahib Premium
I used to have a business and website, selling four years of CDs of Yogi Bhajan's teachings I wrote up. But these CDs have long been outdated. Now I have no product, other than I give readings for people to reveal their highest destinies. I have already achieved my highest destiny, which is recorded in my spiritual memoirs. In fact, this is the reason I joined WA, to make enough funds to publish my memoir's twenty-two volumes through Balboa and Hay House.
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Kyle Premium
Your niche is not a product, it is an audience interested in something and within that niche you can and will be promoting many products/services.

You can and should definitely head in a direction like this with your business and something that is relevant.

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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The micro nich though...that's actually a smart idea. What stood out the most is when you said people like to show off to their friends and at parties . We do like to show off our gizmos and the latest and greatest. I'm starting to enjoy this more and more. Thanks Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is an example of a small, more micro niche as you stated, but one that continues to drive revenue and has for many years now.

The thing about the internet is that you have the freedom to go in any direction that you like, there are many different niches (millions) out there and all of an incredible amount of opportunity within them. There are 4 BILLION (with a B), and this is your audience.
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victor1013 Premium
Are you paying to be affiliated with each company that you become affiliated with? Also I tried getting involved with Amazon and there seemed to be a ton of hoops to jump through. I could be wrong but it wasn't as easy as you make it out to be in your video. I know I have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm just sayin.
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Karin13 Premium
You don't pay to be an affiliate. If they are requesting you to pay them—run away. Your job as an affiliate is to drive traffic to them to make sales for which they pay you!

Karin
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victor1013 Premium
Thank you very much for that.
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RPalinkas Premium
I really appreciate how you explain affiliate marketing. My question, when you see a product you like and click on do you want to be an affiliate? How do you answer the question? How do you know what percentage to ask them? Or maybe I getting ahead of myself?
Thanks,
RPalinkas
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HeidiY Premium
It is covered in upcoming training, you will get there :) the training covers signing up for affiliate programs and how you choose them. Each affiliate will have its own terms and conditions, how much and when they pay etc.

Best wishes for your success
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DonnaEtc Premium
Interesting video. Probably jumping the gun but what platform does WA use for hosting websites? Or are the websites hosted on WA servers and the individual chooses the platform? I ask because I thought I saw Wordpress mentioned as a platform that's used, so I'm a bit confused how WA works with websites.
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siamjerry Premium
One of the features of WA is that your website can be hosted by them, which is included in the membership fee. WordPress is a platform for website themes, which WA is also using.
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DonnaEtc Premium
Thank you for your response. Just re-read my question and I sound more confused than I am. But I think I understand now - WA is using their own servers to host websites that may be (or may not be) using Wordpress. Not sure if there is another website platform aside from Wordpress that is as popular and as easy to use.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, we host all of the websites here within our state of the art hosting platform. It is industry leading.

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.
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DonnaEtc Premium
Okay thank you.

If I have a domain elsewhere and wanted to move that domain here for hosting, I did not see the video or instructions for that. However, I did see the video where you converted or moved your .siterubix.com site to your own domain and in that video it seemed to give an option of moving a domain here. I can try to figure that out some other day and focus on the website I do have here.

I'm not sure why someone would want a .siterubix.com if they can just have their own domain so I can't see myself using any of the 25 .siterubix domains.
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A product review website seems a clever idea, to combine it with affiliate links just right next to the reviews. It makes it very easy to the costumers and provides them a fantastic purchasing experience. BUT, how can you create content in a review website? I mean, of course, you cannot buy all the products you're affiliate with and write down sooo many reviews by yourself.
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onmyownterms Premium
Actually, you do write the reviews yourself. There is training here on the site that teaches you how to write good reviews, even if you don't own the product.
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You mean...to write reviews of products that I have not even tried? What kind of REVIEWS are they?
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, there are many people here who build reviews for products that they do not own by researching the web. (I don't do this personally). There is training on this site on how to do that.
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i've asked my self why in the world would at as you for a description when you don't know what there is to pick from to affiliate at this point yet
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RobertKing5 Premium
I was thinking that I'd like to start a baby/house sitting business online. It wouldn't cost a lot of money to start it up and the overhead would be low and the employees would work for minimum wage or less. Just finding qualified employees such as college students and younger clientele would be a challenge. I haven't got a name for the business as of yet and i would need help with the websites. Let me know what you think and get back to me on that. Thanks kyle
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Kyle Premium
The name of your website/brand is something that you are in full control of. When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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Hi Kyle, thank you for the glimpse into affiliate marketing. On choosing a niche would it be helpful to get a big picture look at the companies that offer affiliate marketing as a tool for their sales. If I have an idea for a niche, wouldn't it help me to see which companies offer affiliate marketing?

With the yes and no community help, is that meant for help in composing the question or getting answers to the question?
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Kyle Premium
You can pretty much assume that every single product out there has an affiliate program associated with it. Every major brand and pretty much every indie brand. You can promote every product on Amazon, Walmart, eBay, HomeDepot, Wayfair.com, AliExpress, etc simply by joining their affiliate programs.

There are over 550 MILLION products and services that you are going to able to promote as an affiliate marketer.

In level 3 of the training, when it is appropriate to learn more about this stuff (in terms of the timing in relation to your business) we cover this in detail.
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Thanks Kyle for the quick and informative response.
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littlemama Premium
In addition to what Kyle already said, you can also search "a product or niche + affiliate program" in Google to find specific affiliate programs for your niche if you're looking for something specific. Jaaxy also has a section that helps you find affiliate programs as well for keywords you're looking for (which is related to your niche).

Actually Jay (webinar coach) has a webinar this Friday on how to search for and use lucrative affiliate programs but please if you watch it, just know you may not understand some of what he talks about if you haven't gone through the training yet.

It's really best to follow the training as laid out and then look for affiliate programs when the training calls for it as there's much for you to do on your site before you add affiliate links.
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Hi Grace, thank you for the added information. It all helps. I do like the idea of not rushing because it does help me to grasp more of the teaching and not to make big mistakes. I don't mind small mistakes because they are just teaching you something. It is the big mistakes I want to keep from making.
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littlemama Premium
You're very welcome and wish you much success here! :)
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In everything we do we must be tactful. Some goods/services carry huge sums from each sale but these sales may be snail- paced and so our total grows in big increments very slowly. However, there are some small sales that are speedy and at the end of the day they total a bigger sum because they kept on inching forward all the time. So we need to be very analytic when choosing niche/item.
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Kyle Premium
You need to remember that there are 4 billion+ people online, over 550 MILLION products and services. This is the potential that you are working with, a massive audience, and a great deal of products and services that you are promoting.

Any niche can be lucrative, and all niches have a large audience within them when you really start digging into it and research it.
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sdyahoo Premium
This is really cool. I originally stumbled upon the Rory Ripoff site & started there. After being assigned an incompetent "Mentor" who wouldn't answer my questions & told me not to worry about it, just follow the program, I left.

The structure there was different somewhat but I really liked the concept of marketing through the affiliate programs. I'm looking forward to making this work for me.
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Kyle Premium
Well you are going to get a much different experience here at WA, we care about you and your journey moving forward. Myself and Carson are also personally available, along with over a million active members here at WA (most of whom have a great deal of expertise).
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JamesHarvey1 Premium
Hi sdyahoo.,
You and I found this program because of the same person.
You gave him a really good name. I did not even ask for a refund. Decided to let it go
as a reminder to research all offers much closer. I looked and read much about WA
and signed up. Slow learner due to age and health .I do believe I will eventually
get it all figured out. At least I know I have many wonderful people to help me here. I will follow
you for letting folks know to stay away from that bunch.
Thanks and good fortune to you.
James
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sdyahoo Premium
Thanks James. If you ever need any help, let me know.

Steve
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I am familiar with the product review approach to affiliate marketing but I was not aware that one could be an affiliate of the same product through multiple sellers.

This approach seems like a win - win situation. If the customer is ready to buy the product, the marketer is sure to make the commission.

I like it!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, the same and different products. You can affiliate with any company that you like and ALL major brands, products, and services will have an affiliate program.

You can literally promote over 550 MILLION products as an affiliate, so that should give you a good idea of the opportunity that resides within the online world.
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I'm getting pretty pumped so far. All of this information isn't knew to me as I am already generating some income from Affiliate marketing ...I just really need to focus on more niche based affiliate partnerships as well as driving traffic to the websites that have affiliate links in them!
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jimroberts54 Premium
I have tried affiliate marketing with places like Clickbank without any success, but I don't believe I had the proper training. This time around I am going to make it! :)
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Kyle Premium
A lot to look forward to. You are going to learn the PROPER process of building an online/affiliate marketing business here at WA and we provide you the most comprehensive, technically advanced and supportive environment to do so!
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I am really looking forward to all of the new and proper ways to do this the right way. Thanks so much!
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Annbreal Premium
I understand the process of making money, my problem is the technical side of making money. I am an affiliate of Amazon which this is my second time because I didn't get 3 sales and of some 10 different other programs programs but whats keeping me from making $$ is putting together a great site or sites that will promote them. I have paid for a couple of my websites but WA has to teach me good blogging skills and how to make them good as far as SEO and traffic that I don't have to be in my emails all the time to get credit to earn a banner to place on my website. So, I'm thrilled about what I'm learning so far and can't wait till next Friday to be premium. Have to cut myself out of some other programs that aren't helping me, just taking a lot of my $$.
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Mitala Premium
I have gone through a couple of programs before that are designed to hit you with upsell after upsell without giving you any solid value. Its a breath of fresh air to find that Kylie and the Wealth Affiliate familiar delivering value even before you pay a single cent. Thanks a a lot guys.
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Bryan8 Premium
It's a different breed here. One upsell, to premium. Well worth it. Then a domain purchase, also worth it and you are good to go!
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Mitala Premium
So true dude.
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100% agreed!
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jimroberts54 Premium
I agree Mitala! I have encountered such programs before also. I believe WA is much different.
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I would have to agree.. I really like the fact that I'm able to get the knowledge first so, that will help boost my motivation to be successful.
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Mitala Premium
So true, i have been motivated because the value already shared makes me feel like I know where I am going. Wish you all the best bro.
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LesBaker53 Premium
Why would the customer use my website when he can go directly to Amazon (Or other large seller)? Personally, when I Google an item and see it on Amazon I always go there first. In other words, do we provide any type of incentive to use our site?

Reading the Q/A'S it seems we blog about an item we are familiar with, then we provide a link to purchase that item. Is this the general idea?

This video was excellent. The information was laid out so clearly you make it sound as if as long as I follow the steps WA teaches my website will (almost) build itself!
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predestinate Premium
People will come to your site if they want to find out about the product eg: if I want to know what is a good watch to buy I honestly won't go and search on amazon watches.i would go on google and search best watches for women or something to that effect.this is the same way you'll draw people to your site.
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ChristinaAsh Premium
Hey , I love love love amazon and will go there for 95 Percent of my purchases outside food ( which amounts to 2-3 times a week . Than with food I will do a prime now at least once a week ...BUT even than if it’s a big purchase I will step outside if prime to research specific information...if I land on your site I will click your link to view what you are talking about it( if you click then you have a window if a certain time to purchase ... if I add it to my cart go
Look at later all you have to is hope I buy within the next 30 days .... and I will without a doubt because that’s my buying habits lol.... you just have to get the click , hopefully a add to cart ...... from there amazon takes over .
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LesBaker53 Premium
Thank you! That makes sense. I thought it was one click one buy. After you explanation it makes more sense to me!
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ChristinaAsh Premium
Your welcome , different programs have different lengths for your buying cookie Some lionger and some shorter.
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RozJun2018 Premium
The process explained that is very simple. And that all you have to do is set a goal is that a very simple there's four steps to building your business and that is studying and getting affiliated with it making a website learning the businesses and working together with them. And this for simple process steps getting Affiliated making a website generating the business and then making the money.
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Kyle Premium
Glad all of the training is so clear to you thus far Rozella, it sounds like you are really moving in the right direction. Do keep us updated moving forward!
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jannoelle60 Premium
Amazon is a tougher affiliate if they don't think what you are providing is new or fresh. They will sometimes turn you down. So make sure whatever your niche is that you are offering new ideas regarding that thing.
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Kyle Premium
They actually have been pretty good in recent months taking on new affiliates even those with new websites.
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Hi Everyone,
I am new here but watching this video is really great. I am wondering like Amazon runs Affiliate programme so how we can get them on board? Hope will get answer in next lessons. Best of Luck all! with myself as well as I have no experience in IT.
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Kyle Premium
You will get there as you go through the training, the first focus with your website is to build out the foundation, the content and get rankings. Once you have rankings and traffic then you can focus on what you are going to promote.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and millions of products you are going to be able to promote as an affiliate, don't ever worry about there being nothing to promote within a given niche. There will likely be 100's if not 1,000's of things you can promote. ;)

There is no sense in putting to much thought into what you are going to promote until you have content in place and an audience to promote to. You will definitely get there though!
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Thanks for this video as it makes complete sense as to how I will make money. I have been looking for something like this for a longtime now. I am an IT person so I understand everything so far. where do I go from here. I'm excited to get into the real deal. Thanks guys, looking forward to a new world. Where do I go from here?
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onmyownterms Premium
Continue on with the first 10 lessons of Level 1 - go back to wherever you were before.
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Kyle Premium
As Mel mention, head back to the training. Click the Training button within the menu, and the OEC training will take you back to your last completed task.

As you move through the training take action on the tasks and check those off. You are going to see your business take shape before your eyes.
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But I have gone through the 10 lessons in Level 1. May I ask the question again, how can I proceed to Level 2 without upgrading to Premium. Is this possible? I need to see things taking shape before I upgrade.
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onmyownterms Premium
No, you must upgrade to continue with the training. The starter membership is intended to show you the value of becoming a member.
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RZoph Premium
I have a basic understanding of how affiliate marketing works as my wife has been researching and explaining it in bits and pieces to me for a few years. In all honesty, the website building and maintaining worry me the most. So I'm counting on good mentoring and help with this part.
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Kyle Premium
Well we are going to fill in all the blanks and show you the big picture. Not just how affiliate marketing works, but how you can operate an online business within any niche.
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RZoph Premium
Trying not to sidetrack my training with too many comments and conversations but I just had to say thank you for the reassurance! There is so much to learn, but so far the process has been painless, and my confidence grows with each video and reading!

I was amazed that a team-hat snack bowl niche would be so profitable. Sure sent my brain whirling with ideas.
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This is pretty cool. I've been hearing about this from those get rich quick schemes that people spend ton of money on and it not pan out. I love the fact. that WA wants to train us correctly and then help get us going as we move along... I'm just wondering how long it will be before seeing a check with my name on it?
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Kyle Premium
There are lots of them out there indeed. I can assure you that here at WA we are going to be teaching you how to PROPERLY build a business online and do so within any niche.

As for the money aspect..

Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

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. I would not be where I am at today. 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. Amazing things can and will happen!
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Exactly why I wanted to WA. Everything in your response. I looked @ the others and just looking over them - what they are trying to sell..... Obvious it would waste my time and money. Then just to make sure I researched each one. Of course, there would be post after post from people commenting on them being a waste of time and money or them barely making a return on it.

When I found WA I researched and was delighted to finally find a real program, with real people, with real step by step training to accomplish the dream everyone has. That’s why I’m so excited about this and the training.

I’m doing this for me. But mostly for my husband. He’s a blue collar concrete foreman/finisher and it’s a back breaking job. I want him to be able to enjoy life, not be exhausted and in physical pain everyday.

That being said, now you know my motivation. I have so much more but that’s one of the core reasons. Besides I have to prove him wrong! He thinks everything is a scam.
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I am a skeptic about online money making programs. I actually fell for one of their scams but only lost $27. This program appears to actually educate you, the people are real people like us, and I am excited to be a part of it. Good luck in your endeavors!!!!!
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I find this to be very appealing after running an Amazon business with physical inventory to manage. Basically, make a niche website that connects people to products/services they are already searching for.. then get paid for the sales that come through your links. There's beauty in simplicity... and a lot of money too from the looks of it haha.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, get rid of the idea of inventory and in many cases, expand the margins drastically. Also, you can promote what you like and want (choose from over 550 MILLION products) versus trying to sell solely your own products and dealing with all of the inventory, support, refunds, etc that come along with that.

It's simple, yet the opportunity is far bigger.
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The Snack helmets was a great idea. The question I have is that I already built a website through another company and sell my handmade products on there through Paypal. Do I need to build a website on here sell the same products and affiliate through Amazon, Etsy or etc...?
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Kyle Premium
What is your marketing strategy? Because you have a website, does not necessarily mean you have a business. So just be careful about that logic, a website that is built properly from the ground up is what will lead to a successful business online (and one that is scalable).

You don't have to use the website platform here if you don't want. You can use an existing site that you already have set-up with the training here or you can start fresh.

Sometimes with an existing site there may be some things that you have done in the past that could be hurting your rankings (backlinks, spun content, duplicate content, low quality content), so starting fresh and doing things properly from the start can be advantageous. But this is totally up to you.

Either way, I am here to help you along the way Jennifer!
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Brendal6985 Premium
Do you think a body building and weight loss website as one is to much and should focus on one or the other or since both require supplement use. Build around both. I don't know a whole lot about body building I can find out. I do know about supplements and how important they are for over all health. I know about weight loss having loss 40lbs in a 4 month period in 2016 and have kept it off.
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Kyle Premium
Although the two go hand in hand, they are different niches. I would either head in the bodybuilding direction, or the weight loss. You can then even narrow those down even more.

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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CaraBerriman Premium
This is exciting! I think I have a good idea for a website.... maybe not my first one... maybe one down the line.. in which is similar to booking.com/trip advisor but with activities in my hometown and area. is this too complicated and will I have to contact certain businesses in my area who are happy for me to promote them on their website? I hope this makes sense!
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Dale123 Premium
Sounds like a good idea to me - I can't seeing it being too complicated... After all it's your website so it'll only be as complicated as you make it :) have a look online, maybe some of the businesses in your area already run affiliate programs.. But if not as you say you can always contact them and discuss it :)
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kayceemee Premium
That is a straightforward and clear explanation of the process: set the process in place, then "rinse and repeat" as the marketing guys say.

However, I must confess to being totally gob-smacked by the notion that people actually spend money on buying football helmet snack holders. Really? Seriously? People buy them and use them? When Kyle mentioned the topic I thought "What the hell is he talking about?" because I'd never come across it before. I'm shaking my head in amazement and laughing. My apologies to the football fans out there - I'm sorry but I just don't get it!! :-) ROFLMHO :-)

That niche example just proves that even the craziest niches can be lucrative - you just have to find them.
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Kyle Premium
LOL, hey hey I bought one! People spend their money on anything that they are interested in, which is why there are so many niches out there. There are 100's of MILLIONS of products and services that people are buying on Amazon every day.

That is the reality of the ultra granular and niche we are living in, and the sheer size of the opportunity online.
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AnitraM1 Premium
So in the money making process regarding affiliate programs I was wondering in todays world the most leading product I know people search for and want to purchase affordable health or life insurance. Can this be used as a niche and are there any affiliate programs associated in marketing this?
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newmarketpro Premium
Definitely there are people who are looking for health and life insurance. However, you might want to identify your audience who you want to target promoting this insurance plans to e.g. retiree, certain jobs, youngster etc .. this is your niche market. Health and insurance is a broad niche you want to target certain sector of these people and not in general.

Do some keyword research on health and life insurance and I believe you can start narrowing down your theme topic which you can use as your niche.

Hope that helps a bit.

:)
joe
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AnitraM1 Premium
How about the low income families with disabled children or disabled themselves. I'm talking about the families who work a job for a living for a company or employer that doesn't provide medical insurance but make too much to qualify for Medicaid assistance. Because I feel bad for these people because they need this just as much as those who can afford it.
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newmarketpro Premium
Yes, you can target those people - that is your audience. Now you have identified your audience and you know the problem they encountered, this where you want to provide solution for these people. Is there insurance policies they can afford? Where they can find these products? Which insurance company provide such coverage at the price they can afford?

If you can come up with these solutions, you have found your niche. I believe there are a lot of people in this category.

It is a potential niche. Go for it.

:)
Joe
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RGHicks Premium
Just a quick comment. This may seem really straightforward, but the devil is in the details. I started a site back in 2008 for real estate. I was looking for LEADS not trying to sell as an affiliate. I took a quickie course on SEO and was able to drive a TON of traffic to my site. Zillow, Trulia, and other third-party sites were in their infancy. So, initially, I was closing about 12 transactions a year this way. I even did quite well during the first 18 months of the housing crisis.

After the tax-credit for first-time buyers ended, the bottom fell out of the sales market. Still got a lot of leads, but you could have shown people a mansion for pennies and they STILL wanted a bigger bargain. When the market recovered, I found that the big platforms had taken over and were eating my lunch. I was not willing to pay the extortionary fees they were demanding. I figured no sane Realtor® would and they would die on the vine. But the VC keeps flowing in for these guys. They aren't turning a PROFIT, but 10 years in, they still have money to burn. I'm just sayin'...

Meanwhile, the VC for "platforms" has gone on a spending orgy. For a while, I was able to cobble together a site on real estate and local photography. That worked until the "platforms" came in and ate my lunch AGAIN. They were grabbing kids who were photography wannabes and paying the $50 for a shoot that should take about 4-5 hours (not including transportation) selling them to agents for about $150. They had the VC to put together fliers, brochures, video, the works. Living in one of the most expensive parts of the country, there was no way to compete with that.

I have no illusions - this is rolling boulders uphill.

I have recently become partly disabled. (I developed a foot deformity that is causing a ton of pain) So running around selling homes and taking photographs is becoming less and less doable. I had been thinking previously in terms of affiliate marketing because one of the problems with the things I did previously is that there is NO passive income stream. This was high-touch, labor-intensive work. At least with affiliate marketing you are not running around like a chicken without a head doing things and then chasing clients for payment (slow boat to China in the photography gambit). That allows me to concentrate my efforts on building great content and a really excellent user-experience.

Those are my thoughts, for what they are worth. It may look simple (and in theory - it is simple) but it isn't in reality.
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vcoleman86 Premium
Hello! I just started the training vids earlier this morning and so far it is great info! Glad I found WA. Just have a quick question.

I plan on making some YouTube vids. What is a nice sofware/program to use that is also simple to use and free? Also what program was used to make the videos on this site?

Thanks!
Vlad
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vcoleman86 Premium
Thank you!!
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pazalles20 Premium
Hi team! The video is awesome but I still want to know the following:
1. Everyone talks about Amazon but their commissions are up to 10% only, is that worth it?
2. Clickbank is one of the best (with up to 75% commissions) but is not allowed in my country (Angola), is there a better alternative for promoting digital products with such high commissions?
3. I've seen people making money with just a landing page and get subscribers? Does that really work?

Thanks a lot team, cheers.
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onmyownterms Premium
1) That answer is subjective - for me, Amazon is not worth it.
2) Clickbank is the main distributor of digital products, I don't know of any other that does what they do. You can check out Commission Junction and Rakuten LinkShare for other programs.
3. Yes, there are many people who make money off of a list - they are typically content creators within the 'make money online' niche.
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pazalles20 Premium
Thanks a lot @onmyownterms and I'll try to find a replacement for clickbank once it's not available in my country, cheers.
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amazin0001 Premium
I agree the video was very good for the basics. But it generated more questions than answers for me.
1: What is the process and fees for using an affiliate?
2: Can anyone use affiliate sites or are you required to have a business license/number?
3:Is there a limit to how many affiliate sites you can have on your web page?
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cramervod Premium
1. you sign up, you grab a link, you promote a product.
2. Anyone, some affiliates require higher traffic.
3. Nope, unless you sign up with an affiliate that limits you.

All of this is covered in the training.
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littlemama Premium
Your questions will be answered in the training. Just keep going with it and you'll have a better understanding. In each lesson there are tasks to do, so just follow the training and do the tasks and then you'll learn how this business works and how your site will flow.
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Kyle Premium
1. There are no fees to join affiliate programs. You will be signing up to them, then you can get all the affiliate links, tracking, stats, set-up your payment information, etc.

2. You don't need a business to build a website/online business. Down the road there are tax benefits to getting yourself a company, but I usually recommend that around the $100K per year m ark.

3. 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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And as Grace mentioned, you will be getting there as you move through the training. You don't want to join affiliate programs too early before you have an established base of content on your website, you will want to do it down the road (level 3 of the training).
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amazin0001 Premium
Hi and thank you so much. I do know its mothers day but I just could not keep from working on my new baby(Big Smile). Now I am not having trouble knowing what my niches should be but I am having trouble finding out if the ideas in my head will be something I can earn revenue from. At the same time I don"t know if I feel comfortable putting the entire situation on here where everyone will be reading it. Is there anyway I could have a brief chat privately with someone who can answer my questions after hearing why I have concerns. If not I do understand but If you don't ask you don"t know.

Thank you
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littlemama Premium
You can private message anyone, just look under Help Center.
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GeorginaWare Premium
Kyle. Thank you for this.. Not only was this easy to follow, but the simplicity of it just made so much sense to me. I wish I had a brain cell for all this 4 years ago when I joined. my brain couldn't connect how to use WA to help me with the biz I was with then, now I see I was going about it all wrong. I appreciate you and all you're doing. Time to get to work :)
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Kyle Premium
Well now you can start moving forward and you have a very bright future ahead of you. No sense and dwelling upon the past, look forward, take action, work hard and you are going to have a fun road to success ahead!
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mauricejr1 Premium
great video, and your right a lot of companies do make it difficult to understand. And then turn around and try to charge you for them to explain it..so far what i like the most about WA it's straight forward which is awesome considering that's hard to come by especially online thanks again Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly the case. We teach what works, and offer you the most comprehensive and technically advanced environment for creating growing a business online. Not to mention the most cost efficient and supportive in the industry (by a country mile).

Keep moving through the training, take action on the tasks, and watch your business take shape.
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pilotspride Premium
I understand all that. And its not hard to find products to promote. That could be anything. Choosing something that is selling good. And brings in a good commision. High end products. Or getting in on some of the back end commision. Could involve some research. Finding a good company / product. that will bring you a good income. I have pretty much done that research. The part where i'm stuck though is coming later im sure. And that is getting the traffic to your site. Not just the traffic. But the rite traffic. targeted. Without buying it. Becouse you never really know what your going to get that way. And i'm not much of a gambling man. Event though it is nessasary sometimes to do that. But that is where im stuck. is getting ranked on google, List building for email marketing, The social media thing. And I better slow down. Im getting ahead of myself. Back on the subject. Click Bank is a good place to grab products to promote also. allot of digital products. That sell really well. Pretty much anything you can think of. I can go on and write a novel on the subject. So I better stop here. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Traffic needs to come LONG before you worry about what to promote. The horse needs to come before the cart and here at WA you are going to learn the proper process of creating your business online.
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It starts with a focus on your foundation, and then your audience, and then at that point you can divert your focus to promotions. That is the natural process.

Too many people focus on what to promote, before they have anyone to promote to. You can have a lemonade stand on a hot day in the desert, but if there is no traffic, you have no opportunity to make money. Make sense?
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pilotspride Premium
Makes perfect sense. And your confusing me. Why are we talking about neich Well what we are promoting. And websites??? When in your own words. The horse should be in front of the website. shouldn't we learn techniecs for generating traffic. and then a niech, and website. kinda was my point..... and you want me to break down my hobby thing. How bout a store with only RC aircraft. Will that work? or still to broad. I think it should work. If football helmets for snacks works....And what type website are we doing here. for theme. blog,or store. I was wanting to do a store. But then Ill need a dropshipping company ect. Im just trying to plan my limited budget. I live on disability.
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So much to learn!! I am enjoying the straight forward training and communication right out of the gate. I was confident going into this endeavor of the niche I wanted to pursue, after considering the traffic I want to generate, I may need to reconsider. I am anxious to discover the niche I choose and the path I take.
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Kyle Premium
Lots to learn, but that is the case with anything new. You are more than capable to learn this stuff, no different than learning how to walk or ride a bike. Sure there will be ups and downs, but there is within any business and you will help and support here from myself and the entire community every step of the way.

As per your niche you plan on pursuing, all niches have a ton of opportunity within them. There are 3.75 BILLION people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the audience you are dealing with the Internet and even some of the most obscure niches have millions of people interested in them.

You should read about this here within a blog post I recently created on this exactly topic:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started/is-my-niche-a-profitable-one

YOU make a niche profitable and that is why it is important that you decide on a niche that you are interested in/passionate about. It will make the journey that much more fun and exciting. ;)
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Kyle, I am excited about this journey. Truthfully, I have been wanting to learn more about a topic and just have not had the time to do so. Having this topic as my niche will allow me to work a business and passion together so for that I am over the moon.
Thank you for the link, I look forward to reading the blog.
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So the gist of what I'm gathering from the training, thus far, is~ Its most beneficial to create several websites for different niches to affiliate yourself with? I was hoping to find something more 'blog-like' where i list affiliates per topic within one website, but that is not the case if I'm trying to go the best financial route
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susanmacneil Premium
You can defiantly do "blog-like" website. To facilitate the, you must pick a theme that makes blogging easy. There are countless ones that you can select.

If you pose the question, "Which themes are best for blogging?", then you will get lots of answers.

I think you will find all you need here at WA for blogging. I signed up with a blogging company and was very disappointed in that people could not respond to me unless they were o facebook. That company charged more than WA and I did not get training or support.

I know you will find lots of people here who can help you without you having to look else where.

All the best to you.

Susan
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slodeje Premium
Gosh! The training I've been getting so far since I joined WA two days ago has been superb. Hence I decided to upgrade to Premium membership level. I never knew online marketing can be this less of a hassle. The reason being, other online business models out there make online marketing feel like a nightmare. The most annoying part of it, I've been made to waste a lot of money after I've been made to believe that their sophisticated websites, lucrative sales funnels, animation soft wares, done for you system etc will bring streams of cash flow to me. In addition, I've been long promoting other people's blog posts since I started my online business. Because I felt it's pointless to create my own blogs. In fact, no website has ever decline people's blog posts I've been promoting. Surprisingly, Wealth Affiliate (WA) platform declined my post repeatedly as I was trying to post Dennis Wheatley's quotes and his image "The Psychology of Winning”. As a result, I was now compelled to create my own blog post for the very first time. To me, it’s a great achievement so far. I'm still new here, but I have been able to grasp a lot of beneficial stuff that will help me to be able to maximise wealth in the online world. I'm so glad your training is going down well with me, Kyle, please keep up with the good work. I'm also overwhelmed by how the community here have been keeping in touch with me and offering their support in any way they could be of help to me. My experience with WA so far has been unbelievably inexplicable. Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to hear that you are enjoying your experience here thus far and you can expect a lot more of the same quality as you move forward.

If you were trying to post content from elsewhere, that is why it would have been declined as we don't allow duplicate content to be posted here. So that would be why, posting duplicate content can hurt a website's rankings and as you build out your website, you will want to make sure that you avoid posting dupe content.

Congrats on going Premium as well Sarah-louise, I really do look forward to working with you!
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GaryK2 Premium
It seems so simple. I like the idea of not having to sell your own products. I once bought 100 mailboxes from someone that used to sell them but decided to go in another direction. After I bought the mailboxes I had to go pick them up in my truck but it took me several trips to pick them all up. Then I had to bring 100 mailboxes in my basement. Then after I sold one I had to pack up the mailbox and then ship it. Then if a customer didn't like the mailbox, I had to initiate a return and refund the money. That part of it didn't happened alot but it still did. Even though I made some money it became a little bit of a hassell.
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