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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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Would antique deals b a good nache? What about as aeen on tv? Quip electric supplies & tooth brushes? How about places that buy gift cards or free things u can do on ur birthday? The video leaves u with many ideas so where am i to start? Great way to make you bird walk.
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Thnk u but i want 2 mak sure is that i all i need 2 do is appealing 2 any potential customers a product that im promoting? I dont have 2 sell it nor supply it? What if its forever homes for pets? How about a service that allows u to trade a toy?
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ericcantu Premium
Affiliate marketing is all about connecting people with what they're already looking for online. So yes, you don't have to sell it directly or supply it or ship it. You simply connect people with the products and services that do that already.
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Sounds interesting & fun
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HELP! Picking a Niche is hard for someone who's never been solid on what they even wanted to do in life 😂😂😂 I love LOVE and I love MUSIC but I am also twenty and have a lot to learn about both. Idddddddddk help!
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cramervod Premium
Make a list of things you can do well that others maybe can't do so well. Make a list of questions you have this way you will start searching for answers to them. What is it that you dream of being able to do or what would you do every day if you had all the money in the world?
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I like handbags, may be my nitch would be designer handbag business. would that act as my nitch?
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cramervod Premium
Handbags would work well and remember that anything you enjoy sharing with other people is how you figure out if it's worth pursuing. Start by looking for keywords that relate to handbags. Don't be afraid to find other bloggers to use as inspiration. What do they write about, what kind of comments are on their sites, where can you make your mark to stand out in that niche?
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Hmmm thank you! Gonna do some brain storming tonight
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Munatrends Premium
Very nice presentation. The principles are well laid out. The contributions in the community are quite insightful. I need to go through the comments with some more help to decide. I have read some of them and am thrilled at the depth and breadth of the experience and insight of the people on this platform. Amazing!
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying the training. As you move for you are going to se your business take shape. :)
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GiaW1 Premium
Alright!! I am making progress. I have decided to stick to what I know. Cosmetology and Skin-Care has been in my family for generations. Partnered with my passion for wigs and the fact I can be a different woman every time I put one on, there is a huge market. I know how much is being spent on these beautiful creations but most are damaging their natural hair. My mother and grandmother were successful licensed cosmetologists. I shadowed my mom for 18 years. There you have it! What do you think. I have researched for the past 8 days. Give it to me straight family! :)
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cramervod Premium
Write down exactly what you can promise to people who seek your advice and help. Then search for products or services that will best answer any type of dilemmas. It's a little hard to know what you are going to do without seeing your plan to do it.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
First things first... just know that any niche can be a good niche. It really comes down to two things. One, what your "angle" is. I would imagine that is a pretty competitive niche, so you likely can't come at it head-on with just another generic site. Think about what separates you from the competition.

Which brings up the second thing: your competition. Come up with a rough idea of keywords and topics you would write about. Then Google them and see what's already out there. The key to remember is that we get nothing handed to us. We have to deserve to be there. So look over the top 10 results for each keyword, and make some notes on what you might have to do to take their spot. For example, if their posts are 500 words, you write 1000. If theirs is 1000, you write 1500. If they have only text, you add images. If they have images, you add a video. And so on.

Hope this makes sense.

Good luck, and keep us posted. If you have any more questions just give us a shout. :-)
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GiaW1 Premium
Wigs : ), but honestly I've decided to promote Wealthy Affiliate. After, further research I found out that there has been women that have made human hair purchases from Facebook but received hair from animals, silicon. So the blog will be any and all new footage and real accounts from others this has happened to, pros/cons, and links to purchase authentic hair conveniently located on my site. Well, I know it is still rough around the edges. It is competitive but some of these companies I have purchased as well only to receive a low quality product.
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cramervod Premium
That's fine, I think it's best to learn how to earn with WA before struggling through any niche on your own. At least that's been my experience and since you won't likely lose anything by focusing where people are most interested (making money online) you will have a ton of possibilities versus a smaller window.
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BobbyAllen Premium
Yes that all makes good common and positive sense AJ and I'll certainly take that on board as i only joined today, so today is the first day of my new life I guess, and look forward to the guidance of the community and WA...... Cheers!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
No worries. And welcome to WA. Just work your way through the training program. Everything you need is there step-by-step. Now, here's probably my biggest tip for someone just getting started...

At the end of each lesson you will see a checklist with "action steps" for you to take. Don't make the mistake of breezing past these. Make sure that you actually complete and check off each item before moving on to the next lesson.

This is extremely important because later lessons all build on what you have done before, and if you miss something you may run into a wall. Just go through each lesson as many times as you need to understand it in full, and then do the required work associated with it, and you will be up and running in no time :-)
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Hi! I am into travelling and cooking. For travelling, I am thinking of sharing my travel experiences and giving tips on how to score great deals. Also I am planning of providing affiliate links for travel essential.

As to cooking, I plan to share some recipes and links for cookwares.

Are these good enough niche?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should only have one niche per website. I suggest you pick one to start with and concentrate on that first website. The training is quite in-depth and it would be challenging to try and work on two websites at once.
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Thank you Diane for your wonderful advice. Maybe I should start with the cookwares first.
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Kyle Premium
That could definitely work Mary. If you want any further help refining your niche let us know. :)
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That would be great. Thank you Kyle
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So I 'hear ya'!! Thanks y'all!!

I have been a teacher for 30 + years.... so I have a passion for helping kids "get school'.... NOT just the subject they are in but the WHY of school. I am pretty darn blunt with them about any BS they give me (Being Stupid ? Being Silly)

I also - as a martial artist - am passionate about practical self defense.... which is 99% + about simply NOT being in a situation where harm is about / likely to happen.

Could this be a 'dual niche' ?

Any thoughts??
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It all depends on how you spin it. I would still split them, but if you did a self defense for kids niche you may be able to "sneak" a few articles of the other on there.
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Hackerist Premium
Hi James,
I see you got good answers already. What you mention are not connected, so you should choose the niche you like the most. However, your niche could be something like kids “personal development” where one of the topics could be martial arts focused on kids (exercise is part of that niche).
Credit cards and saving tips, for instance, are in the same niche, both are under Finance. In your case, your passion for helping kids and martial arts could be under kids ”personal development”. You could become a good trainer (not only in martial arts) or mentor for them through your blog.
Tom
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi James, I pick niches based on this criteria: I find this will help you.
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Hi, I’m brand new and don’t have a website yet, but if I’m correct in my observations, I would think you’d want a site for each to maximize potential earnings. Maybe if there’s some crossover, you could add links to drive relevant prospects to the other site? Also, you never said what you teach. :)
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PastorDre Premium
Now I see why I couldn't comment on videos that I was watching. Unfortunately I have watched the videos and when I did my comment section wasn't updating. Why because I didn't know I needed to click where it says discuss video. lol

Well now I know so I may be going back to the videos I watched and leaving comments, so if you see a lot of comments from me on videos in older lessons, that is why.

Thank You WA Family
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Kyle Premium
Ah I see, now you have sorted this out you can communicate and ask for help when you need it Paster. I will also be here to help you out personally if you need anything at all moving forward. :)
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TreeFolly Premium
Awesome video. Despite already setting up my site it was food for thought. So thank you so far. - I know a few people have said it's best to focus on one product, but what about one for particular online shopping sites? For example, I have started a series of posts about how to successfully shop internationally. I also have reviews on products I've purchased as well. Is this a bad place to start, and should I instead start making individual posts about one product?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Sarah & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) Premium!

It's all good and see that you've just joined in today -- Congratulations for making a choice move!

As for reviews, there a number of different kinds, for instance, there are informational posts, review posts, and best of posts as examples ....

Suggest it's best to get rolling and continue on with the awesome WA training here .... and with your Premium membership, you may want to augment your learning by also checking out Jay's weekly WAbinars in Live Events ...

hope that helps you a wee bit, all the best, cheerio ... :)
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Hi leader, please I have an high concern and it is about the language. I am ivorian and myblocal language is French and don't understand very well English. Maybe I can translated the writing but I can't catch very well the movies. But if I can get an explanation with screenshot it will help a lot.
Please think about. I am very determinated for the journey with WA.
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Joined the WA community today. Totally a rookie to the online marketing and affiliate earning business.

My first thought/doubt/question - not on the technicality of how to create your website but more on the methods to find or discover your Niche. Are there some handy articles/videos that can trigger the dormant brain cells into identifying a niche which might just be in front of me but I cant put a name on it as yet. Would love to hear some of the ways people go about identifying their Niche.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
When selecting a niche, I always recommend going with what you are most passionate about. So, think about any hobbies, interests, or even expertise that you may have. Or, perhaps, maybe even a topic that you have always wanted to learn, but never had the time (this might just be the "excuse" you were looking for to get around to it.)

One tip that has always helped me is to look at it this way:

Pick something that excites you. You are going to be creating a lot of content over time, with little reward in the beginning, so what topic (niche) would you talk about most, even if you weren't getting paid for it?

For instance, my niche is the topic of writing. I am constantly talking about it and helping others with their writing, have done so for years, and up till now never made a dime at it; I just enjoy it and love sharing that passion with others. In other words, I can't imagine NOT talking about writing.

The only difference now is that I am sharing it in the form of a blog that I have monetized.

Put some time and thought into this. If you choose something you aren't excited about, you will likely burn out long before you get enough content out there to be successful.

Hope this helped.
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Hey thanks for such an insightful answer. It is helpful.

I have always struggled to turn my hobbies/passions into anything else but something that takes my stress away. Two passions that I have are - Latin Dancing and Travel Planning. Will dig in a bit to see which one I want to take towards Affiliate Earning Business.

Thanks for your reply :)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's perfect. Either one would make a dandy niche. Now, just follow the training about how to go about it, but you should "run the numbers" to determine which one might be easier to break into with a new site and then start from there. And, by the way, I just did a preliminary run for you... still do your own research to confirm, but to me it looks like Latin Dancing is the way to go :-)
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"Run the numbers" ? Not sure how to go about it.. Is it something covered in further trainings?
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Hey can you give me a quick reference of where and how you did the "run the numbers" check?
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I am slowly losing the fear of a fake website as it was in the beginning. I have come to accept that this is real and getting to believe that this is going to work out.
However, I have some questions, where I don't up grade to premium, shall I continue with my lessons but just lose the capacity to ask questions?
Secondly, How do I pay for the Premium because I don't know how to do it?
Lastly, are there companies....... from Uganda that are registered with wealth affiliate?
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merlynmac Premium
Hello,
WA is definitely legit.

If you don't upgrade to Premium you will lose Live Chat and you won't have access to the Premium only training like lesson 2 and up of the OEC and Bootcamp trainings.

You have 2 options for paying for Premium, credit card and PayPal.

I can't answer your third question.
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Thank you please
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as for now i joined WA. If i want to promote products from other website like Amazone etc, do i need to be a member and again pay monthly fee or once i become a premium member here i will be directly able to promote all products from other sites and start generate revenue?? :-)

thanks
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apache1 Premium
As a member here you can promote WA as for Amazon and other affiliate groups they are normally free to join so you will need to apply directly with them.

There is no association between WA and other affiliate groups the only connection is your website and what you create with your chosen Niche

Just follow the lessons in the order given and it will all come together don't rush ahead of things.

Wishing you well

Andre
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MikaelM Premium
Once you build your website you can promote the products you want to on it.

WA teaches you how to build a site in any niche, how to get traffic, and how to monetize it and gives you the tools to do it. But it is your site and you can promote the products you want to on it.
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SWA19 Premium
And the next lesson please..... I'm thinking I might do a mini marathon of lessons because now the feeling of apprehension and self doubt has gone, I have the feeling of wanting to just know more and more. I WILL annihilate the internet and be that rare underdog that surpasses even his own expectations and it wouldn't be possible without WA and the WA family!
Good things are going to happen, the start of my journey to building a legacy.....
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Nice. I admire your enthusiasm. Keep us posted on your progress.
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MosesAdejumo Premium
What a great and wonderful elucidation on how to make money online!! Kudos Kyle. You have talked about generating money from Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc. I would like to ask if there is a way to generate income from Google itself? Or simply put, does Google has an affiliate program?
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed the training. You can actually earn an income through Google as well through their Adsense platform (which allows you to put ads on your website and get paid for clicks on those).

Google used to have an affiliate network, but no longer does. There are 10,000's of affiliate programs available to you as an affiliate marketer.
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MosesAdejumo Premium
Thank you for your response, Kyle
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Isaiah14 Premium
I had no idea so many other affiliate programs were out there, beyond Amazon, Ebay, and Walmart. Concerning 'micro niches', would the example of the football snack helmet be considered a micro niche because it's seasonal? (Though I would happily use it all year round), or because only football fans would search for it in Google?
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magistudios Premium
Hey Isaiah. Yes. The Football Snack Helmets site would be considered a micro niche site focused on one product--not necessarily because it's a seasonal product. But I also expanded into other products which you can do as well with a micro niche site.
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Cathleen5 Premium
Kyle, this is a great video and I loved the examples u gave. Really clearly showed how you can create a storefront website without actually having a store. I may be jumping ahead but seeing this definitely got me thinking about what niche I want to go after and this brought up a couple of questions .....How easily can you get and are there any /legal requirements/restrictions of obtaining product pictures and information from other sites and posting on my site?

Thanks!
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merlynmac Premium
I'm not Kyle but I thought I'd pop in here...

There are a few ways to get product imagery:

1) Obtain the product and take your own shots
2) Use an image affiliate link (like the Amazon image link)
3) Visit the manufacturer's website and see if they have a media kit with imagery to use
4) Ask permission from the manufacturer to use their imagery from their site
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Cathleen5 Premium
Thanks for the info! Sorry did not mean this just for Kyle so I am glad you responded!
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merlynmac Premium
Any time...you can also check out the free image sites but those are usually not product images.
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Jaylee67 Premium
I too was curious about the same thing. Ty for the info.
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help.
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Kyle Premium
Scott has provided you sound advice. Often times affiliate programs will provide you with product images, and often times if you are promoting a product, they don't mind you using their images. Alternatively you can take your own photos, leverage many of the CC0 websites (free images) or use SiteContent images (over 1+ million there).

This isn't going to be a big issue moving forward. ;)
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Cathleen5 Premium
Ok great. Thanks for the additional info!
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Kyle Premium
Gladly!
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Duckman4 Premium
Thiswas the first time I actually understood the affiliate program. I have a much more clear grasp of how the process of online marketing works and the various levels that can be achieved as the business expands. That was a tremendous help and it was presented skillfully. I learn more from watching and listening than from trial and error from reading alone so this format works very well for me. That you.
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear. There is so much misinformation out there and people that simply don't know "affiliate marketing" that are trying to teach how it works.

Glad you enjoyed this and as you move forward you are going to be taking action and building out your business on this exact process. ;)
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OnBusiness Premium
a good overview of how the affiliate process works - and yes, there are affiliate opportunities everywhere. Something I picked up previously is that if you have identified a great product or service and there isn't an affiliate program - then just ask the company if they would set one up. It's in there interests after all - they can only expect to see more sales.
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Kyle Premium
There definitely are opportunities out there. Once you understand the research element (which you will be getting into very soon), you are going to realize that there are too many opportunities out there, and not enough time to take advantage of them all. A great position to be in as a marketer.
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Since I've started to get into affiliate marketing my biggest problem has been choosing a niche my question I have is can you kinda guide me towards choosing niches that are good income making niches. I really don't have a particular area niche that I want to do doesn't really matter as long as it's a good income niches. I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that's not really the way to look at it. Remember, you will be writing a lot of content, so it should really be something you are interested in, otherwise, you will soon get bored. Plus, your readers will soon realise if you are writing about something that you have no knowledge of. Every niche is capable of generating an income.
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I understand. Thanks
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You should not be looking for a "hot" niche. You will be creating a TON of content to get your business off the ground, and if it is not something you are passionate about you will likely burn out long before you get there. Think about your hobbies or what interests you have. Choose a niche that you will be happy talking about for months, or even years, even if you weren't getting paid... because chances are you will. regardless of what niche you go into, you may be writing to a "ghost town" for a long time, so it's important that you pick something that will sustain your motivation during that time.
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Lar19 Premium
Is it still profitable to work towards this even if you don't become the main website that people visit? What if, for example, you did a snack helmet website and there are already a few major website affiliates for the product, will you still make money with another one? Or to put it another way, does your product/niche need to be rare or unique?
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EdwinBernard Premium
That is exactly how Affiliate Marketing works. We become affiliates of companies who have an affiliate program who provides us with unique links that track back to us. When you promote their products using these links. and if a purchase is made using your link, you will get paid through your account you will have set up when you became an affiliate.

This is all taught in the training. So don't get ahead of yourself. Be patient and learn this the correct way via the training.

Cheers!

Edwin
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JKulk1 Premium
Your niche certainly doesn't need to be unique or rare. Some of the most successful blogs are based on popular products. You simply need to check out your competition and do it better. Jim
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AmyJune Premium
I believe you want to be unique to have better results? I would!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
There may be 1,000's of websites in the same niche making money.

Think about it this way: You have the biggest marketplace in the world (Internet). Is there enough people ( 4,3 BILLION) for more than 1 business in each niche?

The answer is yes :)
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caljones6750 Premium
No, it does not. There are millions of websites out there, and probably hundreds of them have the same niche that you do, or that you are thinking of. Not to worry. WA gives you a leg up on every one of them. Our training and community support is what makes the difference. You come up with the quality content and WA will teach you how to drive traffic to your website and leave all the competition in the dust. Just make sure that whatever niche you choose, you are passionate enough about it to create lots of quality content. To paraphrase: "If you build it out, they will come."


C.al
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AmyJune Premium
Wow! thanks so inspiring.
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The video was well explained but I have have a few questions that need your acknowledgement. Firstly I understand that by being online we basically become global in terms of business and other intenties. I would like to localise this business within my country because looking at my counties status, there are few that would buy buy products from eBay, Amazon and these other big companies. So how do I first af all deal with the local companies and customers without denying myself to market globally.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You can still keep your site "global" if you like.

In general, the only difference between a global site and a local site is a matter of focus. For example, in addition to more universal posts, you could also write posts that have a local slant by including the name of your country or city in the title -- "Ten things to do in Canada", "The best places to shop for clothes in London" -- that sort of thing.

This is often a indicator to your readers what the content is about and if it is relevant to them. Global visitors won't likely likely bother reading it unless they are planning a trip, but your local customers will most certainly be drawn to it.

The same applies to the other side of the business equation: sourcing. You could work out an agreement with local companies to sell their products on your website. The trick is to determine the best way to make the money exchange. For instance, if PayPal is available in your country and people are open to using it, you're good. If there is some other medium of exchange in use, you will need to figure out a way to make it work. What are those local vendors using (cash, credit cards, etc.)?

Using our example from above, you can even tailor your offer and method of payment to that one post since it is focused exclusively on your local customers; again, the global visitor is not likely reading it anyway, but if they are and the product is sold in "XYZ" currency -- and they don't have that -- then that's another signal that this particular post/offer isn't for them.

I truly believe there is no challenge in business that is too big to solve. Sometimes it just takes a bit of brainstorming to come up with a reasonable solution, but I know you will figure out a way to do it.

Hope this helps :-)
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Oh thank you. It's really of help. I have a homework of finding companies to market their products and services probably. And we don't have PayPal in Zambia and fortunately enough we have other mobile money transfers. We
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RobThompson Premium
This was a great video. Straight away I built about 5 niches just by thinking about what I like and do. Then the example was the home run. Something simple but effective. Note the tone used in the language on the website in the video. If you have not visited the website, you should. Read every page he has posted on that website. That is a good site and great for sales techniques used.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Absolutely! His site is very successful... it's a master lesson in affiliate marketing in itself if you know what to look for. :-)
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MelissaSing1 Premium
Hi Kyle My goal is my relationship with GOD not putting money before HIM. It's pure Religion that is helping people. This program is becoming challenging with choosing a niche apart from GOD. And not allowing money and some of the content to be offensive as I go through the training and be able to continue on. HELP! Thank you for understanding.
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Kyle Premium
You can help people with anything, it doesn't have to be their relationship with religion. If someone is looking to build a website, you can help them do that and build a business doing so. If someone has constant foot pain, well there are solutions to that and lots of things you can discuss and help people with in respect to that.

A niche can be anything, but ultimately you get to choose.
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RichD1 Premium
This interaction among members is a perfect example of brainstorming. It allows members to get answers to questions in many ways with the end result leading the person needing the info to get the desired result. And sometimes, it can lead to other ways to answer the same question. They say there is more than one way to skin a cat.'😊 WA encourages interaction, and that makes it worth being a member. Remember,ask and you will receive. 👍
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Kyle Premium
Yes, there is certainly more than one way to create a business online, and we are going to give you the flexibility and control to go in many different directions here. It all stats with a solid foundation that you can build off of, so that is going to be our first focus as we move forward through the training. :)
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wolexus Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for explaining how money is made with the affiliate process.

If a customer does a search for a product and via an affiliate link is transported to the retailer's website but instead of purchasing the product which brought them to the retailer's website, the customer get distracted and buy something else instead, will the affiliate still be compensated? So if instead of buying the snack helmet on Amazon, they buy a bottle. Will Amazon still reward the affiliate seeing as it was the affiliate who brought that customer into the Amazon platform?

Grateful for your feedback.

Kind regards
Femi
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, Amazon does, if the customer purchases something within 24 hours. Other affiliate programs each have their own terms and conditions, so you would need to check the details of any that you are interested in joining.
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wolexus Premium
Thank you for your informative response Diane.
Kind regards
Femi
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kckell Premium
Thanks Kyle. My concern is the google ranking. I can spend all the time in the world building an awesome, informative site but the chances are it will end up on the 2nd or 3rd page which no one goes to. Does it cost to appear or rank on google's 1st page or does the SEO on the page have to be dialed in?
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feigner Premium
go through the course and you are shown how to rank in google.
it does work, well for me at least, organically on page one for loads of keywords.
the other main thing is that people are searching for those keywords.
but yes you can learn how to setup bing ads and ppc campaigns.
phil
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kckell Premium
Awesome. Thanks
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I have that same question
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Dale123 Premium
It doesn't cost to appear on Google's first page - and when you think about it from a search engines point of view you'll see that it's actually quite a lot easier than you think.

Basically search engines like Google, Yahoo & Bing all have the same goal. They all want to provide the content the answers the users query best, first.

So if somebody is searching "what are the best tennis shoes" and your post answers that question in a way that the search engines deems good, it'll move your post up towards the top.

This won't happen instantly though - as most websites that launch end up closing within the first couple of months, so for the first couple of months search engines basically "trial you"... Are you going to stick around with your site & keep producing? If you are, then you'll be rewarded with good rankings... But they don't want to rank you well in those first couple of months in case that just like the others, you merely disappear. Hope that makes sense :)
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Kyle Premium
That is what you are going to be learning as you move through the training, how to outrank others on the first page and you are going to become very good at this as time goes on...and as your website gains authority you will instantly acquire more and more first page rankings.

This is just one of the many ways of getting traffic to your website, and we are going to be covering this in detail as you move through the training. You will be a Google expert before you know it.
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affiliator57 Premium
The Secrete of Success like the "Snack Football Helmet" a good idea! To find the right niche is the art of marketing! Wow I`m impressed! I always watch Shark Tank on TV to get some ideas, here in Germany we have a similar show called "Die Höhle des Löwen" means some thing like "The Lions Cage " build up just like Shark Tank. The circle of Affiliate Marketing looks so easy, but to be successful you really have to do your home work! I really like the first Lesson with the Keyword Search and Long Tail Keywords, without Traffic you have no customers and no revenue!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You've got it. The concept itself is simple, but it most definitely requires a lot of hard work and patience. If you have any questions or need anything just let us know :-)
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Kyle Premium
The thing is you don't have to come up with the concepts or ideas, they are already out there. There are so many genres and products on a website like Amazon alone that will give you a ton of different ideas. ;)

You can promote over 550 MILLION products/services as an affiliate marketer.
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affiliator57 Premium
Thank you AJ I will
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Thank you for breaking affiliate marketing down. I know this is something that I can do. Of course I want to create an income to support my family and I also want creative freedom. I started out with just wanting to sell my products online and while there are sites like etsy and pinterest of which are helpful - selling my products alone is not going to generate the income I need. However, affiliate marketing can. And I already have my main niche because I have 20+ years of experience working with all natural ingredients as well as multiple arts and crafts mediums. I just have to say that I am so freakin happy that I found WA!!!
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Kyle Premium
This is definitely something that you can do and you can take this business as far as you are willing to work towards. You can sell your products, or others over time. The key is focusing on building an audience and a solid base of traffic first.

Once you have that and understand the process of attain the massive sources of traffic online (which we will be teaching you), the monetization part is the easy part.
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I understand the process and Google search then you the results,
Next you come information your looking for a product.

This can be done with almost any product the world is your oyster as such.

Each seller pays commission on each product bought simply and easy system,

I am interested in learning the process of setting up a website with links to such Amazon or another website,

What is the cost involved in setting up websites and implementing links for purchases from them.

It's understanding the background processes like backlinks and codes, also SEO on your website with best results for optimization, Google bots etc

I have made my own websites before with weebly and didn't sell on there but I was doing research and posting my findings on my website, I was getting over 100 hits a day without really pushing seo keywords.

Really interesting stuff to learn here thank for a brilliant video.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. We’re happy to meet you, David.

It sounds like you've come to the right place. Just follow the training program step-by-step and try not to move on to the next lesson until you have completed all the recommended tasks and checked them off the checklist. This is important because later lessons are often built on the foundation work you did previously.

If you have and questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We're all here to help :-)
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I an really enjoying the videos. They're simple and informative. I don't have a lot of time to invest watching them as I work nights 12 hours a day. I am trying to devote one hour every day to the training. Will I be able to take advantage of this opportunity and make it work for me on such a limited schedule?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the amazing WA training! Questions are all good!

We all recognize that 'life' is all what we make it and of course, have only so many hours in a day --- suggest that if you can allocate your time schedule to accommodate your learning on this platform then you can of course still make progress ... it's one step at a time ...

You, are your own best guide -- do what you feel is right for you -- just know that you've landed in the right place to build your very own on-line biz to success! ... with the amazing WA training, tools & resources, along with the awesome WA community of members world wide who are available 24/7 to help assist you along the learning journey, it can only result in success!

You and success are already super friends!

Enjoy it all!

All the best to you, cheerio .... ⭐️🎈
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Hey there Ryan. Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself so far.

So the first thing to understand. Making money with a website takes time. Even the age of your domain name is a factor to ranking well, receiving traffic, and making money.

I say that because time passing in the online business world is really a good thing for your site. Even if you can't devote as much time as you'd like at this point.

If you can devote one hour a day to learning and applying it (going through the training) you can 100% make money with a website, but it will take more time than someone that has several hours a day to devote to this.

The awesome thing is making money with a website is pretty passive. Meaning the work you do today, pays off a month or even years down the line.

If you're serious about making a real income online WA is the best place to be to learn how. If you learn and apply you will see results. It may take more time to see your first traffic and first $1 but if you keep at it it's 100% possible for you to achieve success with your website on just 1 hour a day.

Let me know if you have any other questions or need anything else.

Brok
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FranNicholls Premium
when doing your site and finding the product , Can you have more than one affiliate link connected to that product? Or is it wise to only have one link associated? I ask the question because if I go to Amazon sometimes they maybe out of the product but also have other places where the product could be purchased and they also have an affiliate link for the item?
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KBurris1 Premium
In my opinion, I think it would depend on the post. More than likely it would be best to use one affiliate link for the same item within the post. But if your review mentions various places to purchase, then sure link each one. Otherwise if there are multiple links that take costumers to different sites from the same review, it may create confusion.
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I know it takes a lot time & enormous amount of effort to build a bussiness but I'm afraid to do it cause...what if I do everything possibly I can n still it does'nt happen
But I'm gonna give it a GO! I just need a motivation
Cause I'm very serious about this & I just don't want to fail! If I do I might just go nuts!
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Cherry21 Premium
Failure is apart of success. If you fail (which may not happen) that's just one way of NOT to run your business. Don't let that stop you learn from it and keep moving. Besides what if you do everything your suppose to and it works....Then what???? Hard work & much success to you.
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Hughc3 Premium
It is becoming more clear as to what I need to do. I have a general field of interest which I would like to work in but I see that field and be broken down into at least three different niches that are loosely related in the the overall field of emergency preparedness.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I would recommend you narrow it down to something more specific when starting out. You can always diversify, you just don't want to be too broad with your niche when starting out as it typically leads to a sensation of being overwhelmed.
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So far I have been listening and watching the videos and its interesting. Though I am not a premium yet but what I have seen so far is pretty clear but I know that to reach whatever standard goals it's gonna take much dedication. However, I am not excited yet, sorry about that, because of past experiences. But I am hoping that with WA I won't be disappointed🙂.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It's perfectly fine to be skeptical at this point; many of us were when we started. Feel free to keep working on the lessons and talking to the community... we've got nothing to hide :-)
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quick question,

i tried affiliate marketing before, as a newbie it was hard to get affiliates because it required my website to have a certain amount of traffic. How do i go about driving traffic to my website so that i can be accepted by other companies as an affiliate?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is exactly what this platform will teach you, so don't get ahead of yourself or you will miss out some important steps. Follow the training to build your own professional website first, then the rest will follow. Basically, it is writing interesting and valuable content, which attracts Google's attention, and puts you higher in the rankings. It's not a get rich quick scheme, but it's worth the time, effort and patience that is required.
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Thanks Diane, i wont miss any step
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Just follow the training. Everything is covered step-by-step.
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iqofgenius Premium
Please excuse the “newbie” question but it is my understanding that in order to be placed first in line on a Google search that extensive dollar outlays are required. Any time one does a Google search it shows the often times millions of sites available to click on in relation to your query.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the first 2 or 3 results are usually ads paid for by big companies, but all the rest are there simply by having the valuable content that people are searching for. This is achievable by anybody having a website. Within the training here, not only will you be taught how to build a professional website, but also how to add articles that contain the answers that people need.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Not true at all. Plenty of people have scored the top result and never paid a dime. Google ranks based on quality, plain and simple. Ranking is based on you providing the best result for that particular search topic or keyword. Thus, the real question is does the content you put out "deserve" to be in first place? If so, then you will get there in time. If not, no amount of money will help.
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Basically you find a product or passion you want to sell then you find a dropshipper or company that has product build a website listing the product when customer makes a buy they send order to you. then you send order from supplier dropshiper to customer you keep the difference in the price of the item.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you don't need a drop shipper. It is potentially one way you could monetize your website but there are much more efficient ways of doing this (ie affiliate marketing). That is what you are going to be learning in detail as you move through the training.
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I might have missed it (I’m trying to catch what I can with my limited free time lately), but I was wondering about the rules of affiliate links online. I thought bloggers or websites are required to say their links are affiliate links or make a statement about that on their page or their website, or does that only apply to blogs? Just wondering about the legal side of things.

I also heard amazon affiliate links can’t be used in e-mails and if you send out a ton of e-mails to people; it violates a law something like the can spammers act? I forget the exact title of each.

In addition, I heard you have to have a P.O. Box address to put on any e-mails or your website to make you e-mails legal as well and maybe your website?

Lastly, I was confused about setting up where people would e-mail a website/where all those e-mails are stored, setting up an official non-gmail or yahoo account, and the e-mail service provider which sends your newsletters if they give you an inbox where people can e-mail to or how that works. I don’t know if wealthy affiliate talks about that or if this is just a website discussing affiliate links only so that might be off-topic, not sure....

I just don’t want to get into any kind of trouble which is why I’ve stayed away from posting my blog with affiliate links in the past. I would like to maybe in the future. I also wonder if there is anything I need to worry about for taxes or if it is extra complicated if I started an affiliate blog or site someday in addition to what I’m already trying to sell.

Thanks in advance for any help with these questions! Also, thank you for making a site like this!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Just take it one step at a time. All of your questions and concerns are answered in the training program. Trust the process. :-)
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StubbyS Premium
Snack Helmets? Who would have thought? Thank you for your video makes me think that no idea for a niche is as stupid as I might think. This video has inspired me to think about a niche market that I could address, particularly in the horse industry as I have a special interest in that... am also training as a wellness coach but want to focus my coaching on horse riders... hmmm. Thinking, thinking, thinking ....
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, no kidding. The thing is there are literally MILLIONS of niches like this. The other day I was looking for branded ice buckets. They were next to impossible to find, but Amazon had a bunch and they were paying $5-6 commission per sale, plus anything else that someone would have bought.

That is just one such example. No idea is too bizarre or too obscure, with 4 BILLION people online, and 550 MILLION products/services you can promote as an affiliate, the opportunity is endless.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Definitely think outside the box. I bet there are thousands of things similar to this that you could do just with your horse knowledge alone. Good luck, and keep us posted with what you come up with. :-)
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DavidMoffett Premium
What really amazes me is the power behind every and any type of niche one may choose! And behind that particular niche in this world-there’s 10,000’s to millions of people around the world who’s questions are answered with that “one unique niche” behind the power of the internet! What a amazing place to be here at WA to learn all about this!
Cheers,
David.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is the crazy thing and when you come to the realization as to just how big the opportunity is online and how little actual competition there is, you will get butterflies. When I go to do research, on any niche, I am blown away to this day!
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I totally understand the process of affiliate marketing prior to watching the video, which I must compliment as it is really easy to follow and goes through the process of it without making affiliate marketing sound difficult or scary, a definate confidence booster.The part I am finding difficulty with and I prefer to be honest is finding the right product provider for my three niches which are health and fitness,Wrestling and cooking, I already have the domain names for all three this is well before coming across WA , I really wish I had come across WA first as I have no doubt I would be further along with my ventures than I am now. I do have a question and that is I am allowed to be apart of WA even though I already have my domains I am really hoping I can.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, of course, you are welcome to continue your training here at WA. If you were to upgrade to premium, you could actually transfer your sites here providing they are built on the WordPress platform, as hosting is included in premium membership. Plus, premium gives you access to the rest of the lessons and videos, which might be more beneficial for you, as the first 10 do cover building a website, which clearly you have already done.

As regards product providers, simply Google health and fitness + affiliate program or wrestling + affiliate program. You will probably need to narrow down each of your niches as they are very broad and have a lot of competition.
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ethiopianq Premium
You can have your domains hosted thru WA. It's easy to get them switched over.
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Hi Diane, lovely to meet you thank you very much for the info I am very grateful, hopefully see you around on here more as I get to grips with it. :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Happy to help, good luck!
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oscarndayiz Premium
After watching the "How to Make Money Online" video, a question comes to my mind...Won't I run into nationality restrictions in the process of getting commissions from Amazon, Nike, etc? As I freelancer, I was previously denied eligibility to membership to take task from Amazon MT....I am afraid ....
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feigner Premium
when you affiliate with amazon you will need to apply to each of the regions you are interested in. there is a plugin called onelink and if you install this it automatically sends visitors to the tight region of amazon.
same with other worldwide programs.
find out why you were denied and sort that out before you apply again.
it is the only way to learn -try fail pick yourself up fix and try again.
you only fail when you totally give up.
good luck
phil
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Robert-A Premium
Amazon actually has an International Link for all the countries it serves.
It does cost for it.

Read This:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/202164400
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oscarndayiz Premium
Thank you for your info....I'm most grateful....Hope to fix the bug and go ahead...thanks again...
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MurphysMom Premium
Just watched this video...I’m a little confused on different affiliate links. I can Google any idea that interests me and then promote that venue as in the snack helmets? Using that particular company’s affiliates? How does it circle back to WA?

Regarding my website...Can I write articles that I’m interested in? That’s not a blog, right?
My blog would be entirely different?

I thought I knew so much, lol.

Thank you!

Lyn
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Kyle Premium
A blog is simply how your content is displayed on your website. When you are writing articles, you are blogging.

When you are operating within the niche, it doesn't come back to WA. We have no involvement, you promote products and services on your website, you get paid from those companies through their affiliate programs. We don't take a "cut" of anything, you get everything.

We provide you with all the services, tools, support, training, and networking you need to create and manage your business online here at WA!
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MurphysMom Premium
OK ... I think I understand. When I set up my website, I can write articles there?
I really enjoyed the video and your article about Organic Milk!
I’m so glad I joined the Premium plan. You all give a lot.

Thank you!

Lyn
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shermand2268 Premium
Yes, you would be promoting products and services related to your topic. You can, for example, become an affiliate for Amazon and get affiliate links to literally millions of products on Amazon you could promote and get commission for.
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MurphysMom Premium
Thank you!
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MSimmons3 Premium
I'm wondering whether it costs the WA affiliate to have "free shipping" contract with the warehouse in California or elsewhere, or whether the buyer pays for EVERYTHING it costs the customer to have the items shipped to their doorstep or p.o.box. Are there other fees that are optional for each AP?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Every affiliate program is different depending on the company providing it. In general, however, all of that is taken care of on their end. You are simply promoting the product/service and redirecting the potential buyer to their site for the purchase. Just make sure you read the affiliate agreement to be sure.
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I am sorry to bother you with this. every one ! Too many health issues // I woke up and could not read with good glasses ..they broke a while back . I tried too fix and ruined the one lenze with glue
I am writing this with magnifying glass . also my Visa has expired .I am a shut in and cant get new ones. It has been this way for 70 years , get hyped with something , and not one thing arizes , but two or three . sorry for the personal crap . did not want to just disapear and make Chris from benjis dad look bad .

Dennis
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AJTrimble1 Premium
No worries, Dennis. We all deal with "personal crap" at one time or another.

If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. I encourage you to not give up. You have an entire community here willing to help. All you have to do is ask.
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James279 Premium
the high street in 10 years will be finished boarded up and we are seeing this now in the uk. amazon by 2020 will generate 200 billion in sales worldwide. local goverment town councils are dinosaurs. the bell has begun to toll. and i want to ride this new industrial revolution in retail to my end. with your help.
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Kyle Premium
That is exactly what the internet has afforded everyone...people that never had opportunity are now all on an even playing field and the Internet has truly opened this up.

You have an exciting and bright future ahead of you and I really do look forward to working with yoU!
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Awesome stuff! The first few videos and I'm bowled over at the simplicity in your methodology. As I go along your videos I am also making a note of the way you are so effectively passing us this knowledge. Fantastic! Just getting a glimpse of a big picture already gives me the confidence of jumping into it. However, like you said....really can't implement any until I am absolutely clear with this process and guidelines.

Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear, this is definitely the "big picture" here, now you are going to be getting in the process. By lesson 4 alone you are going to have your very own niche website up and running, an exciting journey lies ahead!
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OMG! This is amazing being that just a few minutes before I found this site, this was in a prayer a friend sent to me and in this prayer we had come into agreement that I would have a financial break through tonite or real soon. So I am claiming it to be Wealth Affiliate. I'vehad emails saying that I could make money easy online. I always felt them to be scams.. but this is far from being different then the rest. I see this as a blessing. So this is why I believe this is perfect and just what I have been looking for...
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Kyle Premium
Wow, serendipity. What timing andI know you are going to absolutely love it here. We are realistic about the process here at WA, and that is why we are the most trusted and respected platform in the industry (not to mention the most comprehensive).

I really look forward to working wth you Nancy!
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Am really enjoying these important lessons, I have a question though
1. What are the requirements to be affiliated with a company such as Amazon or
any other, I know it may differ but is there a standard requirement?

2. Can I be given help in choosing a great niche or am to strictly do that myself
because I'd really like to be helped in that area
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there are literally thousands of affiliate programmes, so it is difficult to answer your question, as they all have different requirements. Be aware that Amazon expects you to have 3 sales within the first 180 days, or they will remove you. Therefore, it is best to wait until you have enough visitors to your site, to ensure that you make those sales. Other programmes sometimes expect your website to be well-established with plenty of informative articles before you are accepted.

It's best if you choose your own niche because it has to be a subject that you are really interested in. Remember, you will be expected to write lots of articles, so find something that you can happily talk about, and that has relevant products that you can promote.
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ericcantu Premium
The best time to start joining the affiliate programs you're going to be looking into is when you get to that point in the training. Don't ever put off things that you're tasked to do because you think you're not ready. The training here is meant for absolute newbies, so when Kyle tells you to jump out and apply with Amazon, do it! There's no harm or foul if after 6 months you haven't made a sale with their program. You can simply re-apply.

Amazon is usually the first program that people will apply to since they don't require any minimum traffic requirements. As you progress through the training building out your site and your content, your traffic numbers will grow. Be patient. So many people think that with their first article they're going to have loads of traffic. It's just a matter of putting your head down and trusting this training. It's all set up for your success. Continue progressing and learning and the traffic will come down the line.

Again, don't hesitate to apply for Amazon when you get to that point in the training. Complete the tasks your given and never tell yourself you're not ready :)
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Thank you very much I really appreciate it
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yangetmaij Premium
I am really excited and eager to see where all this will lead me to. As I mentioned in my profile, I am not new to this as I once joined as a premium member of WA, but sadly my membership never go anywhere. I know I just set myself up for failure, but I am now coming back and am looking forward to reaping the fruits of my passion. I know I will have so many questions to ask once I absorb what needs to be learned throughout this journey so I will now stay put and absorb as much as I could. Thanks to all of you. Thanks Kyle and Carson and your families.
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Kyle Premium
Well lets give this time around a full effort and truly work to create and grow a business online. It is just a matter of time and effort, EVERYTHING else to accomplish this is included here within the training. Let's make 2019 your most successful one yet James.

And of course if you need anything at all moving forward, let me know. ;)
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yangetmaij Premium
Thanks and indeed let's hope this time around will be different.
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ConnisB Premium
In lesson 2 the info was very simplistic and for me that is great. My niche is the hard thing to think about tattooing and tattoo supplies are like the back of my hand I know them very well and I believe that I can use that as my niche for art industry
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mcb247 Premium
Hey Connis, great to meet you here. I think that tattooing could be a great niche, this could bring local business to yourself, and the supplies could be world wide.

My only concern would be what other products could you sell to a mass market to scale your business. If its your passion this will work in your favour too.

I wish you every success
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ConnisB Premium
So what do you think cause besides tattooing supplies there will be other products that haas anything to do with artists artwork and also was thinking of doing instructional videos on the process of tattooing
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mcb247 Premium
All of these are great ways to add to your income, but these are all aimed at other tattoo artists and that niche could be too small. Need to come up with something that you could sell to the people having the tattoo and this would be a much larger market.

Could you design and then copyright your designs and then charge a fee for people to use it ?
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Kyle Premium
That can absolutely be a direction you head, there is a huge audience within the tattoo space (as you are aware of) and there are all sorts of ways you can monetize this niche and establish your brand as you build it out.

Tattoo supplies certainly could be the direction that you head, helping fellow tattoo artists!
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In lesson 2 I see that I can affiliate with many companies. I see that one core component to any business is a website. Google is a component or website. Am I right? And a niche is the type of programs that I will be going to,to promote to generate revenues. So, what I understand from this is,I affiliate with companies,then bring them to, is it my website or it to like or Amazon or what ever websites? And about the niche, what are the programs that I will be promoting to? Are the programs like Google and Amazon and others?
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mcb247 Premium
Your website is like your home on the internet everything you do should be sending people to your website... Google is like an advertising platform for your website you are trying to rank in Google for certain keywords which will then drive traffic to your site.

Your niche is what you are writing about on your website.

I trust this helps
Martin
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hi Kyle, thanks for the video. I am already blogging but finding it real difficult to ''define'' my niche. It is more or less a lifestyle blog focusing on self empowerment and personal development (or so i think). What do one do in this instance? The confusion of a well defined niche? Also are there good affiliates for such a website? Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
I would try to avoid a lifestyle blog. The reason being this is more about you, and less about your audience. To be successful online, ideally you want to become an authority in a specific niche. It is the experts within the online world that typically reap all of the rewards.

There are affiliate programs for everyone, so never worry about that. There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate alone!


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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rjoslin55 Premium
I am a complete novice in this. just to be clear: you set up a website, draw people who are searching online to it, your site diverts them to where to get the product they are interested in?
If they purchase a product through your site, you get paid- Correct?
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leoemery Premium
Yep you got it.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Exactly. While it does require hard work to create good quality content to attract the people searching in the first place, the overall concept is really quite simple. You've summed it up perfectly. :-)
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Kachina1967 Premium
I hadn't realized how large a market there is for snack helmets. I will be interested in seeing what other niche's there are. Football isn't my thing so I would really like to find my own niche. I hope that there is one or more that I would like to promote that could be as large a market as the snack helmet.
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Kyle Premium
Well 100's of millions of people watch football every week during the season, most of these people have social get togethers that involve football. They like their teams, they like snacks.

This is actually a "mini niche" compared to many others, the opportunity is just so vast within the online world that you can literally head in any direction that you want and there will be a great deal of opportunity!

I still get giddy when I think of all the opportunity out there!
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VernedaE1 Premium
There are plenty of niche's out there katchina
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Hi Kyle, nice introduction to the process. Thank you. Crystal clear vision that is. As I see it, the secret is in the "sending traffic to your website" part
through high rankings within the various search engines. Making website with nice quality content, yes, high rankings however is the key to succes, specially in the early days. We get some sort of introduction about this whole keywords/ranking game? Once traffic generated, quality content will do the rest. Thanks Dav.
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StarLord21 Premium
Good questions! If you follow the courses you'll find the answers - and more. Have fun ;)
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Hi this is Daysi , what l understood is to search for an item . My first question is how do l locate the item as me the primary searched to build the product as a primary person that as soon as customers are searching that first thing that comes on the screen is me advertising in the item ,and next question how to l initially establish it . The steps .
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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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This was great information, alhough I have a couple of techincal questions and would really appreciate anyone answering:
1- How does the e-marketing website such as Amazon ( for example ) make sure that a purchased some of their product thanks to my website promoting them?
2- How does Google's system of ranking websites work? What factors do they consider?

Disclaimer: I don't know yet if these questions are answered in next tutorials.
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smartketeer Premium
When you are using affiliate links to promote products (for example Amazon products) each link carries a unique affiliate ID which will grant you the credits.

The google ranking system is based on a very complex algorithm which contains more than 200 different factors. Some of them are more important then others ... Just follow the training Daniel and your questions will be answered ...
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Thanks for the insight a lot. I know i should have just kept watching, the problem is this seems so exciting and I'm eager to know as much as I can :)..
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smartketeer Premium
Godspeed :)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, both are answered in the training program in detail, but here are the basics in a nutshell:

1) They use a piece of code called a "cookie" that attaches itself to the person's computer with your unique affiliate number so anything purchased get's credited to you. Just be aware that depending on the particular company the timeframe varies. For instance, I believe Amazon's cookie only lasts for 24 hours, whereas others may last 30 days or even a few that use "lifetime" links. You have to read each company's affiliate agreement to see what they use.

2) To be perfectly honest... no one knows. lol. Seriously, though, Google's algorithms are proprietary and kept secret, but based on experience we can tell basically what they are giving weight to.

Knowing that Google wants to match the most relevant and useful information and websites with its users, you know that good content is the primary factor.

Without going into a massive SEO lecture, just suffice it to say that Kyle and the gang here at WA have had over a decade to figure it out, so if you follow the training and complete each task you will be in a great position.

Hope this helps. If you have any more questions or need anything don't hesitate to ask; we're all here to help. :-)
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merlynmac Premium
When you join an affiliate program you will receive a unique code that represents you. This code is part of the affiliate links you use to promote the products on your site. As someone follows them a cookie is placed that let's Amazon, for example, know that your brought this shopper to them. You will then get credit for what they purchased.

A couple of things to note:
1) The cookie is good for 24 hours at Amazon
2) If the person goes to another site and follows their link to Amazon, they get the credit (it's basically last cookie wins).
3) If the person follows your link to a product on Amazon but they buy something else instead...you still get the credit!

A lot of things factor into Google's ranking system. Site age, word count, content quality, internal links, external links and so on. Check out Jay's ranking video...it's pretty good:
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Thank you so much Sir.
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I definitely will check it out. Really thank you for your answers guys, I love the effort you make to help newbies like me.
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merlynmac Premium
Any time.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You're welcome. That's what we're here for.
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Nauna Premium
Wow, nice and clear. At first (literally 45 minutes ago) the thought of making money from these affiliate links was the only intriguing prospect of being a part of this. Now I'm ALSO (may be even more) super excited about the 'actual process' of building these websites and attracting visitors/traffic!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is the thing. Affiliate marketing and leveraging affiliate programs is a very exciting space and you can promote over 550 MILLION products/services this way, but you are also going to be able to sell anything you want from your website and there are many ways in which you can monetize it.

You are going to be building out a REAL business. :)
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Nauna Premium
This is Great! I just joined about 4 or 5 hours ago and I've already done the training up to building the site (just the first bit without the niche-specific content). Haha! =D

Thank you for your replies, thats also very encouraging. Even though Im sure yourself and Carson have a lot to do you still take the time.

I'm now looking forward to upgrading to premium as soon as I possibly can
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's my "story" as well. What brought me here was the idea that I could make money through affiliate marketing. But after I started I realized that it was the process itself -- building websites and creating content -- that was my true passion. It completely changed the way I do business. Now the money is almost secondary; it's just not my focus anymore. I treat it as almost a nice side benefit, because I enjoy the process so much I would still do all of this even if I weren't getting paid.

Welcome to WA. If you have any questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We're all here to help.
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Nauna Premium
Thats awesome! then you know how excited I am at this point.
I know for a fact that as soon as I can I will be upgrading to premium.
and thank you so much for the warm welcome.
I'll be sure to ask for assistance!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, it's definitely exciting. One small warning, however (okay, more of a tip really).

There will come a point, sooner or later, where you are putting in a ton of work and getting very little, if any, reward for it. For instance, one of my mentors just posted a comment where he stated that he put out content every single day for six months and only had a whopping $8 in sales to show for it.

It's at a point like that where you may be exhausted and begin to think it's just not worth it. And it's precisely at that point where you shouldn't.

Stay the course and keep going. I recently listened to a podcast where a blogger stated that she worked on her site creating content seven days a week for an entire year and had made less than $2000 by the end of year one. BUT... By the end of year two she had made close to $70,000, and by the end of year three she was at $300,000 plus!

The point is not that that will happen to us (we don't really know, do we?). The point is that had she given up at that proverbial $8 point, she would never have reached the hundreds of thousands.

If (when, rather) you get to that point, I want you to promise you will reach out to me and the rest of the community. We have all been there and we can help guide you through your "dark night of the soul" moment. YOU CAN DO THIS! :-)

Take care, and keep us posted of your progress.

aj
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Nauna Premium
I really appreciate the advice AJ,

Since i'm new to the concept of internet business I will need all that assistance you're offering esp. during such a time.

I will be sure to reach out to you and the rest at wa.
Thank you again

Nauna
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Wayne1950 Premium
I think I had a pretty good idea of how this process worked as I have tried several things in the past but never managed to succeed. I think that the major problem I had was trying all the wrong things and lack of support, also that I was sure I was just wasting more money on some other PROGRAM.
I AM SO CONFIDENT IN WA that I have gone premium in about 3 day's of starting here, and I signed up for one full YEAR.
Thanks to all:
Wayne Miller
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Vickic3 Premium
Awesome Wayne
Do a blog in WA to share this as it really is a great blog to write about in Wa as it will inspire members :)
Thank you
Vicki
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Wayne1950 Premium
Sorry I have not done this yet. My time has really been limited but I hope to spend most of the morning tomorrow and again later in the evening working on the course, site, and blogger report as you suggested. I all ready have more to add to it.
thanks wayne
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MoMo5512 Premium
How are you able to get connected to these programs like Google and Amazon Etc to be able to become an affiliate with them do you who do you speak with or do you have to speak with someone is it something that you have to work at to get there you know that pacific contract with that pacific product is that kind of how it works
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Work through the training. All this is covered as you build your website. It is a wonderful journey, please take a moment to sit back and start working on the Online Entrepreneur Certification and when you finish that, the Bootcamp.

Please believe me, it is worth every moment of your time. The important thing is do not rush. Read, learn and act. Rinse and repear.
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Corya92 Premium
Wow just watched this video. I am one of those people who struggle to understand which niche I would do well in. Just seeing those two examples really sparked ideas for me on where I will go. I loved the design of the websites and the process that Kyle explained.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's great. Remember, you will creating a ton of content, so focus on a niche that you are passionate and excited to talk about so you don't get bored. Don't worry so much about products at the moment. There are millions of affiliate products out there that you can match with once you're up and running.

If you have any questions or need anything let us know; we're all there to help :-)
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Corya92 Premium
Thanks @AJTrimble1 I really appreciate the help and encouragement!
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I liked the diagram in the video as well as how you (Kyle) explained affiliate marketing. Very clear. I have been doing affiliate marketing products on my website for too many years without any commission results. I believe my site is not getting recognized in the "traffic circle". I hope to learn more about SEO to correct this as I learn more here.
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Kyle Premium
Well now it is time to switch gears and learn how to properly create and establish a successful affiliate marketing business. It all starts with the idea of helping people within your website, if you can accomplish this you can b successful within absolutely any niche.
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Mtilland Premium
I'm still moving through early Trainings, and this solid video provides provides insight to those age old questions:

WHO? Those with the inclination and perseverance;
WHAT? Current Sales/Marketing;
WHERE? The internet ("world wide web");
WHEN? Ongoing shift, already started;
WHY? Automation, decline of bricks and mortar stores, changing behaviors, etc

Everyone should have at least one answer to the lament of 'Where are all the jobs going?!"

Marie
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Lostinamazed Premium
:o
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Kyle Premium
The jobs are moving online and it is becoming a very much distributed environment in which you can earn money. You can earn in the same way that I can earn, and the next person can earn and you can tap into the SAME audience anyone can (4 BILLION people).

It is a beautiful thing!
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BTakahata Premium
I’m also impressed that you express desire to aid and help others succeed!
I understand that when we lift others up...
We all fly towards higher heights!
Please accept my apologies for my redundancy...
But I LOVE the Culture and the overall Spirit of Cooperation and Personalized Guidance!
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alfredg1948 Premium
Thanks to this video I finally understand how the affiliate program works. After looking at a few other affiliate programs, I'm really glad I chose WA. I only have one very simple question. Do you need to have actual physical merchandise to sell yourself in order to be successful in this affiliate program. In other words, do you have to have an inventoty of merchandise to sell. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You are not necessarily choosing the WA affiliate program, sure you can promote our affiliate program, but we are going to teach you how to leverage "affiliate marketing" to create and grow a business in any niche.

Even if you go through bootcamp (which is focused on promoting WA), you are going to be encouraged to find and promote many different products/services in your niche.
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BTakahata Premium
Thanks for asking this particular question....
My wife asked me the same question...
Guess what I responded?
Duh?
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Sikaanka1 Premium
Thanks for this video. Now I understand how the affiliate marketing works. It is totally different from the other programs I tried in that my commission does not depend on physically bringing in people to signup, pay and etc. This WA is really exciting. I hope one day soon I will have a working website that will be liked and used by real people.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Welcome to WA. Just stick with the training program and follow the lessons; I promise you will have a working website sooner than you think :-)
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Sikaanka1 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. You have just put more energy into me.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time, friend. That's what I'm here for.

If you have any questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We have a great community and we're all here to help.

aj
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sylviamay Premium
i have manage to come up with an idea but i just dont know how i can narrow it and still make money from it. before i had my first child i was so into life and fashion, and aft i had my baby, i gained so much weight that it affected my my marriage and relationship with my husband. my niche is to target those mums,women who are experinceing similar situation that i have gone through
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I'm sorry to hear that. Let's see if we can help...

First things first, don't worry about the "making money" part just yet. There are literally hundreds of millions of products and services out there for practically any niche you can think of, so when you get to that point I'm sure you will find plenty.

For now, you need to concentrate on finding your audience, connecting with them, and providing useful information that will help with their challenges -- the same challenges you have experienced.

It sounds to me like you don't necessarily have a "niche" problem so much as you have a customer definition problem. Really think about who it is that you are targeting. Create a character sketch (aka Customer Avatar) of your perfect customer. Be as detailed as you can (e.g. Woman, 35 years old, 5'4", three kids, overweight, drives a blue 2010 Volvo, etc.). Marketing to a single individual -- even a pretend one in this case -- is easier than trying to market to, well, everybody.

One way to approach it is to think about the kinds of things you searched for when you were experiencing these things. How did you define the problem? What keywords were you typing into Google?

What potential solutions did you find? What solutions did you not find, but would have been what you were looking for? Where did you "hang out" (forums, chat rooms, etc.) online to connect with people dealing with similar circumstances?

Spend some time on this. The more well-defined your perfect customer is the easier it will be to reach them.
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sylviamay Premium
thanks AJ
this was very helpfull
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a direction that you can head here with your niche and there are lots of people that you can help within this space. :)
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BTakahata Premium
My apologies for what life has dealt you.
I’m estactic you have risen above negative vibrations and continue to thrive!
Too bad for the ones who left your side...
They will regret their ill made decisions...
After they recognize your fulfilled overflowing success!
Be strong! Be courageous! Stay the course!
For you and your children!
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Hello sylviamay, I think that's a very good topic and clearly something you're passionate about.
Have a look at websites like quora and see what sort of questions people are asking and the answers given. This may help you to zero in on a suitable niche that you could monetise.
Cheers,
Brad
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SummarsPlace Premium
Thanks Kyle for the video. I agree that your teaching methods are very organized and a step-by-step process. Makes it easier to learn this business. I can see how you can make your business grow. Understand the foundation first and go from there. The video was very clear as to the process of making money. I appreciate that!

One question I did have, although I am sure will be covered later is: If the person does not buy on first click, but goes back later, are they still linked to your site? I'm always looking forward.
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Kyle Premium
The affiliate link "lifespan" is attached to the cookie life that the affiliate program has. For example, Amazon has a 24 hour cookie. If someone goes to Amazon and buys within 24 hours (without visiting another affiliate link), you get credit.

That is on the lower end of the the cookie life. Wealthy Affiliate has "lifetime" cookies, meaning if someone visits WA through your affiliate link and buys several years down the road, you could potentially still get credit for the sale.

The last affiliate that someone goes through before they make the purchase always gets the sales commissions.

Very good question here Phyllis and I hope this clarifies for you here.
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SummarsPlace Premium
Thanks Kyle. Makes sense. Sorry to have another question, but when you sign up to be an Affiliate of a website, do they give you the info on how long there affiliate cookies last.
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This is truly eye opening. It discussed in detail why getting ranked on Google is important.

The first step is having your niche, which have to do with interest. Interest might be an influence of financial drive, showcase hobby or talents, etc. This method can be applied to both micro and high level niches.

How affiliate marketing turns to cash by earning commissions from the products one promotes.

Thanks, Kyle for this, and I hope we're going to learn in detail how to get ranked on Google search so as to come atop when a search is made in our niche.
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Kyle Premium
Well said, an interest could be business itself and in which case you can head into any niche you like. Through time you can be involved in and successful within many different niches.

You are going to be learning in detail how Google works, how to efficient rank in Google, how other search engines work, how to research and write out content, and pretty much everything else under the sun. Absolutely EVERYTHING you need is here at WA to create and grow a business to any level online.
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I think I haven't come across a thorough outlined article with actionable steps that hits the exact target as the tutorials here.

I'm presently writing my ABOUT ME page.

One beautiful thing I've picked here is organised learning. This allows much productivity than just scouting and trying to align different unrelated tutorials online.

Thanks Kyle.
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Hrisoula1 Premium
Great video! As a newbie myself, I have to admit this is all overwhelming as I'm still deciding on a niche! However I always keep in mind that many greats of today were once newbies also and many were rejected in the very beginning stages of their career. For example, Walt Disney, JK Rowling,Steve Jobs,Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, are just to name a few. This is very inspiring knowing that these people never gave up. :) I love it here on WA!
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Kyle Premium
You will see that with any successful entrepreneur, they embrace challenges and don't go off the road when they hit a mere "bump". You are going to do great, if you put forth the time and effort, we will provide you everything else in between. ;)
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Michaeljiosa Premium
I'm light weight overwhelmed , even though Kyle makes the process look easy as the hookers in downtown San Francisco, haha......anyways I feel nowadays the competition is so much greater, the greenhorns or newbies like myself might be a little too late and probably wont make profits like people who started a couple years back. That's my biggest concern.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
There's no such thing as "too late".

Think back... how many massively successful search engines were in control of the market when a little newbie company called Google came along? How many previously untouchable department stores are now bankrupt because a greenhorn named Jeff Bezos started selling books out of his rented garage and calling it Amazon?

Don't let your life be dictated by someone else's success. Use it to motivate yourself to just work harder.
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Raulmalfita Premium
Hey Michael...don't close the doors to yourself!!! Who says when is "too late"? who dictates this rule??
You are talking like if you are 80 years old...and the idea "of being too late" is closing your mind to the everyday opportunities.
Might somebody lying on a bed with cancer is asking for 2 months more of living. Hopely may we are not in this situation, we need to put ourselves into the way, making all the days that it is in our hands at the moment...
"The future is not a place to go, but a place to build".
Remember "Fear", "doubt" and "indecision" are the real enemies...
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Jane74 Premium
Great advice and you make it sound easy, not like other platforms. Once I get started I hope it is that easy. I am worried about getting my website to stand out from crowd and still working on a niche. I am sure as I move through the lessons this will inspire me.
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Kyle Premium
You don't need to stand out from the crowd, you simply need to make it your own and embrace yourself within your given niche. You are going to do great, there is room for 1,000's of successful affiliate marketers within any niche online. :)
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phranell86 Premium
Awesome training from the WA crew. I have always heard lots of internet marketers say: "You have to sell something in order to make money online, either your own product or someone else's. I have tried affiliate marketing before, without a website though, but failed woefully.
I'm glad I found WA. I plan on working on my websites. The first is health and fitness while the other is travel and recreation.
I am planning on purchasing a prebuild niche website from the warrior forum, then drive traffic to it through my wordpress site I will build using this platform. What is course of action has been most practical: (1) complete training first then implement or (2) Implement everything along as training proceeds?
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smartketeer Premium
It's really up to you, but usually the latter method is better ... Otherwise you'll forget a bunch of things and you'll have to revisit the training levels all the time
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smartketeer Premium
My pleasure!
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Israel17 Premium
Congratulations on making it to WA, friend! I can assure you that you've come to the right place to have your golden dreams actualized in the online world and this is why this online business community is introduced to you to let you see things beyond the way you've been seeing them ever. Thanks for getting back! Looking forward to seeing your great accomplishments here and in the online world!

Israel Olatunji
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It was a very clear explanation. It seems so easy. But I have a, question, let's say a costumer click your link and it redirected to the Amazon website, you said they can buy as a guest, if the costumer has an amazon account and they log in, would you still be able to have a commission?
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smartketeer Premium
Yes Sharon.

Your link carries a unique affiliate ID (identifier) that will grant your credits.
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Thanks smartketeer for the quick response 😊
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smartketeer Premium
My pleasure!
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merlynmac Premium
Absolutely. The link contains your unique affiliate ID. Amazon doesn't care if the person is a guest or signed in as long as they make a purchase. You'll still receive credit.
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Afortaleza1 Premium
i believe if they using there , acount, you can't get commission,the only thing that you can get commision, when, they click your link drive through the product that relevant to your" niche".pls correct me if im wrong my understanding,@kyle.thanks
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roydavid Premium
After a period of illness, I am now back here to make further progress in my pursuit to become a successful online marketer? While I was ill & away, I have come ro inderdtand much more of exactly how internet marketing really works, & perhaps my earlier stupidity will progress my attempts in a much more knowledgeable fashion??!! hahaha
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feigner Premium
welcome back Roy - i hope it was not too bad an illness and i am glad you have recovered enogh to remue your time here.
taking the time to absorb the information and determine your next course of action is something very few do, so you, in a way, have been fortunate to be able to take the time.
No attempt is stupid, misguided and lacking experience maybe, but you are now more knowledgable of what really doesn't work - leaving less to go through.
Good luck with your new venture.
phil
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MAXINEG Premium
Welcome back Roy.

So happy you have recovered from your illness.

Learning this business presents many challenges and you took the time away to learn new things.

So your perspective on the whole deal is different and probably, better.

And my friend, you were not stupid before and surely not after gaining new knowledge.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Glad you're feeling better. And don't worry about your earlier "stupidity"... we've all been there.

Besides, there's really no such thing as failure, only feedback. We just learn how things don't work, and that in itself can be quite valuable as long as we don't repeat the same mistakes. :-)
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roydavid Premium
Dear Maxine, I thank you for your early & worthwhile comment. If the truth be known, I may never recover fully? My original accident was a fall, during which my skull was broken,& I was in a coma for a fortnight!!!! This left me with "slight" brain damage as the medical experts described it!!!!
Slight is not my experience!!!! hahaha
I will not bore you with the finer detail, just suffice to say @ aged 65 & retired, but looking to continue working & earning a living (if only to repay my credit card & bank debts!!haha) I was considerably inconvenienced!!! Much more than slightly!!!
If you can,, watch me closely, as I have an idea for a "NICHE" product, which I hope to perpetuate on my proposed move to sunnier climes, bur I already understand that the "real" money is to be made at selling & promotng your own product, a smaller but very amenable amount can be made from just promotion of "affiliate priducts, & this is how & where I hope to start? Any help or guidance that you can offer, or give advice in, I will be mist happy to receive? You may rest assured that any success or progress that I make, I will be very happy to share???????????
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roydavid Premium
Long & continuing illness, owing to brain damage, resultant from the original fall-but, thankful for your encouragement & good wishes!!
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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Roy,
Thank you for providing more details and reaching out to me in a honest way.

I took a look at you profile and the first thing you need to do is to follow the training task by task.

Your niche will come once you find out what your passions are. The basic idea is to help people first with good content to build their trust.

Then, later you can concentrate on selling stuff

For now, concentrate on following the training. It is designed to help you build your website task by task.

When you arestuck, reach out and I wll help you.

Blessings
Maxine
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feigner Premium
damn that's annoying.
but you are hopefully learning to live with it.
it might be worth you looking at somewhere like e-junkie for selling your own product.
good luck with your forthcoming move to sunnier climes
phil
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McFranc Premium
Thanks Kyle. The video actually was what I expected albeit a bit more informative. I'm excited to see what Jay came up with in his site. That was quite brilliant and smart but not without a great deal of focus and study. I only hope to imbibe along the line that same kind of attitude and zeal to develop a site in a niche that will provide solutions like Jay's.

Thanks again Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
There are a plethora of niches and opportunities like this as well, you don't have to go that specific with your niche, but once you are successful within your respective niche you can consider going after some of these smaller micro niches.
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phil1944 Premium
I may be jumping ahead here, but is the training oriented totally towards affiliate marketing?

I have several of my own products (e-books and videos) in the health and fitness niche (which includes such sub-topics as weight loss and anti-ageing) and am really looking for a platform to launch them, both as once-off products and recurring memberships.

Do you cover this at all?

Of course, I'd have no objection to promoting relevant affiliate products on these sites as well, particularly as I'd capture the customer's details into my mailing list as part of the process.
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Marley2016 Premium
Phil,
All the things Kyle is teaching you apply to Affiliate Marketing as well
as your own products to sell - when ready to the Live Events and Jay
has back videos for drop-shipping and e-commerce there :)
Susan
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phil1944 Premium
Fabulous, Susan. Thanks. Looking forward to going through all that.

You might like to take a look at my latest blog post of a couple of minutes ago.

I think this is the link: . Don't know if this comes up as clickable or not. Still learning some of this stuff. Only been here since yesterday.
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Bessieboutiq Premium
I’m in the same boat and want to know the same thing? I’m trying to figure out how to better promote my own products and services as well.
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Interesting, makes me realize why so many websites that I visit exist and operate. Good explanation on how it works! Thanks. I do have a couple questions: 1. In the example of the snack football helmet, is the price the same for the helmet through the affiliate's website as it would be if a buyer went directly to Amazon? 2. If the buyer wants to return the helmet, is that all taken place through Amazon and the affiliate then owes Amazon the commission back?
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Weetbix Premium
Hi BH, as best I understand how this works the price is the same whether you go through the affiliate link or not
I don't know the answer to your second question - I'll be interested in the answer from someone who does
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Sandyness Premium
Very good questions. Would also be interested in learning the answer to your second question.
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NickL88 Premium
It is very exciting that something like football snack helmets could generate $600-$1000 per month and we're really only talking about one product type that is being offered. I know that even a site like this takes quite a bit of work and effort to get setup, but it's nice to see the potential if you keep building and developing your website and skills in affiliate marketing.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, exactly. This site could scale into many other facets (although I don't believe Jay has any plans to), but there is opportunity to grow it through college helmets, custom helmets, high school helmets, and even other football branded snacking gear.

This is one very targeted niche but there are literally MILLIONS of niches like this out there that you can leverage.
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Creez Premium
This is cool. Now, if it will be to pick my affiliate links, would you go for an affiliate marketing platform like Share a sale or go straight to the supplier? Just by looking around I noticed that every retailer I liked links you to a different affiliate network. It’s complicated. Am I going to sign up for an affiliate platform and pick my brands from there or pick my brands first and then sign up with several affiliate networks? Thanks in advance.
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Robert-A Premium
Its best to affiliate yourself with whatever company fits your Niche and the products within that Niche.

Just type in your niche/affiliate program and you should get results.
Robert-A
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Chaplinman Premium
Great Video, this site is just about snack helmets so I presume there is not a load of content added regularly to it.

How would you drive traffic to a site like this? Just Google or paid ads? Is it worth doing some sites like this too as well as having a niche you are constantly adding content to?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, not on that particular site. Jay has many other projects he is working on, but there is potential to scale that into other types football helmets, custom snack helmets, college snack helmets, and even to branch off into other types of team branded snacking hear (placemats, serving dishes, etc)

So this could scale at some point and maybe it will, but for now it is consistently bringing revenue in each and every month from it's rankings in Google. You could scale that traffic with paid ads in Bing/Google/Yahoo, Facebook ads, Instagram, etc.
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Can I get started with no money down and not have to pay anything until I start making money or will I have to spend money before I'm able to make money I need to be able to make money before I can spend money so that is very important to me
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newmarketpro Premium
If you want to treat this as your real business, frankly speaking, you need capital. There is no business in this world that is set up freely. But building your online business is so much cheaper that opening a physical store. You should still be able to earn money using all the free stuff but again, frankly speaking it's going very challenging as there are things that you need to figure out yourself.
But with small initial capital you can start building your website (business) properly.
You need the right training, tools and people to really make is happen.
All the best.

:)Joe
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Treadstone02 Premium
You've got to speculate to accumalate. As 'newmarketpro' states, think of it as a business that will shape and develop over time. If you put in the work and focus on it, you may just make your initial investment back, think of it as investing in yourself, your wellbeing and future. I like yourself was a starter and did sweat over a premium membership and credit card use but the platform and training is top notch (it is for me so far) and I saw a drop in price in the Black Friday deal so just thought - "do it" and here I am.

Check out my 'boiler story' in my blog -

One Man Can Make a Difference. . .
November 26, 2018

Best of luck, I'm here for moral support, a shoulder to cry on if needed and a pat on the back for your successes.
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Creez Premium
I think that the very least you will need to buy your domain name. From what I see so far everything is covered
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RenaeG Premium
Something just happened to me when watching the first training... I just figured out what this was all about! Goofy, right? I didn't think that this was getting paid for people buying a product that was showing up as an ad on your website.
I thought that this program was to help you make a website and show you how to choose what you wanted to sell. THAT'S IT!
Wow. This is so much more than that. I was excited before. NOW I'm Really Excited! This is going to be so much more usable than I thought.
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Kyle Premium
Haha, yeah so much more than that. We are going to teach you how to build a proper business online in any niche, starting with a solid foundation. Once you learn how to obtain traffic on your website, your are going to be able to monetize (make money) from your website in many different ways.
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Villaginger Premium
Hello, I am trying to find a niche for my passion of Graphic Design.
I could have a blog on up to date courses for Graphic Design and also place affiliate links to products that graphic designers would use such as Wacom tablets, PC's, Laptops, Logo and Business card design etc?
Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks!
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merlynmac Premium
I can see you covering a lot with this niche, software package reviews, tips and tricks, accessories and so on. Sounds like a great niche to work with.
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Villaginger Premium
Thanks for the feedback it is greatly appreciated.
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merlynmac Premium
Any time!
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Just speaking for myself. If I searched for a product online and Amazon came up in the search or Wal-Mart or some other recognizable name, I am probably going to click directly on the Amazon or Wal-Mart link. I dont think i would ever click on an unrecognizable link, and if i did and it directed me to one of the other sites I would close out of it and go to that site directly. I'm not trying to be negative, just realistic. Thoughts or comments?
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Karin13 Premium
You do have a point there. I guess I never thought about that. What you say makes sense, though.
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Kyle Premium
Well that can happen, but many people will research products/services before they buy or look for the best price. A high percentage of ALL transactions online have an affiliate involved at some point. I buy stuff from Amazon regularly, but I find myself going through affiliates much of the time because I do my research first.
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Nkayza97 Premium
well explained.
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Hi there. I am astounded by this process. I have a question though. Do potential customers that come to these affiliate marketing sites not feel the sites are biased ? For example a site that reviews products and then has links to buy these products. My cautious self would think the reviews were biased to encourage you to buy. Hopefully this isn't the case as I think this is a great way to build a business. Thank you v much :).
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I am not too far ahead of you in the training, so I'm can't speak specifically, but I'm sure this is covered at some point. From what I can tell so far, particularly the lessons on content writing, such concerns may be a result of how your site looks and reads. The "money" part comes later, after you have established quality content and have built up traffic. At that point, I would think it would just be a natural progression. Pushing products/services too early, however, and I do believe a site would appear biased and only interested in money.

Consider the sites you visit yourself. If you went to one that didn't have much helpful content, but was screaming for you to buy something, you would likely be turned off. But I'm assuming that there are sites you visit now that also recommend products that don't give off the same vibe because you feel like they are actually there to help you and you trust their opinion.

In the end, I think it all comes down to how you put it together... it will only feel biased if you write it that way. Perhaps a tip: one way that I have seen with sites I frequently go to that sell products and services, but I still trust, is that they make sure to do a thorough, unbiased review, warts and all. Show the potential that pros AND the cons and let the customer make the final decision. People these days are smart, and everyone knows no product is perfect, and by trying to cover up the negatives you only raise alarm bells with most people. Just strive to be honest with all of you content and it won't be a problem.

Hope this helps.

AJ
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nhajje Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for the demonstration, I have few questions about the business:
1) I'm assuming that the companies who we would be affiliated with pays commission on the total purchase done not only on the product the customer clicked on!

2) In this marketing business, since we are doing the same thing, I feel that we might be competing against each other specialty when 2 or more marketers are marketing the same exact items or niche.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It is true that there will be competition. But that’s not always a bad thing. Indeed, a lack of competition is the first sign that you may have a bad market to begin with: no one is looking for what it is that you’re selling.

Here’s a tip. In my offline world of business analysis, we refer to it as a USP, or Unique Selling Proposition. In other words, what is it that separates you from the competition? As an example, look at it from one of the most mundane and competitive niches out there… hamburgers.

You practically can’t go anywhere these days without finding a hamburger joint on every street. McDonald’s. Wendy’s. Burger King. Five Guys. Etc. Now, why on earth would anyone get into the hamburger business? Well, for one, there’s certainly demand. But perhaps more importantly, everyone puts their own unique spin on it and thinks theirs is the better burger. There’s no mistaking a Wendy’s burger, for instance, from a BK Whopper. And Five Guys? Fuhgeddaboudit! One of the best “fast food” burgers I’ve had.

So, don’t be afraid of competition. In many ways, a lot of competition is great; it means there must be a hungry (no pun intended) market out there looking for what you’re offering. Just try and brainstorm and come up with all the ways that what you’re selling is different—and hopefully better—than everyone else.

Hope this helps.

AJ
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Maneagle1939 Premium
I upgraded to Premium on the 23rd of Last month, October, for $19.99 I think it was. To date I haven't got any income. Soon, on the 23rd or 24th of November I will need to pay $49.99 I believe in order to continue with Wealthy Affiliate. When can I expect to begin to get an income?
Thank you for your answers

Warren Edwin Davidson
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merlynmac Premium
Hello Warren,
It takes time to build your site and traffic to a point where you'll make money. Several factors also play a role:

effort put forth on your part, niche, competition, content quality, regularity (how often) of posts, traffic, engagement (comments) and so on.

I happen to make a whopping $3 I think it was on my second or 3rd month and that was from Amazon affiliate sales of small drone accessories ($10 item here and there, etc.). I'm at 8 months and averaging about $100 a month but I need to give my site more attention.

If you see the value in WA and what you can do with it, I suggest you take advantage of the Black Friday annual deal for $299. You do pay it all at once but if you do the math it comes out to less than $25 per month. That's a great deal and an inexpensive investment in your online business.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Warren, we have talked about this stuff in private, and the truth is you need to keep doing the training. I understand it hasn't been easy and the progress hasn't been that fast, but the people who make the money in this program are those go through the training at their own pace and put in the work, for some it takes longer than others.
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stevetug52 Premium
Maneagle, this is the great thing about this business. It all depends on you. Learn, work hard, be smart, and the income will come.
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Nkayza97 Premium
great advice @stevetug52
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BobbyIV Premium
Think that was the first time I've seen what an affiliate was in a way that was simple to understand, my question on this would be is it better for your niche to be broader or more narrow,say I wanted to make mine about wrist watches which I have a liking for,now would it be better to do it on all wrist watches, or my particular favorite brand Citizen & it's solar powered Eco Drive line...? My guess would be the to go broader but since this is new to me I don't want to assume...
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merlynmac Premium
I’d consider the broader option and then maybe starting off with citizen.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
It is not too hard to broaden a niche once you're started as long as you set out your website well initially.

What I did was, I had a broadish niche so I split my menu into a bunch of pages. Each page was a bit of the broader niche. I did an intro to those bits on the page and then hung all my posts from the appropriate page.

So you could start your niche with the standard pages as per About you and your niche, your Privacy Policy etc. Then do your first individual page as Citizen. Do the Citizen Intro on the page and why, in general you like these wrist watches. Then go on and do your blogs and reviews and attach them to that page. The name of the page becomes your category so you can do internal links from all posts to it as well as define them in the category.

When you find another brand and you want to write about it do a new page and follow the same steps. Obviously you don't want to go overboard unless your are really good at organising all this as your site could become unwieldy.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Ah, this is a great example of the classic difference between simple and easy. While creating a business online is not easy—most likely requiring a lot of time, effort, and coffee in the beginning—watching this video certainly shows how simple the process really is; even a child could wrap his or her head around the concept. As my old boss used to say: it ain’t rocket surgery!
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JAngele Premium
Sounds true
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Finding a niche can be one of the most difficult tasks in a world full of commonalities. To simplify the process and to make it more pleasurable, here are my journaled suggestions using WA as inspiration:

1. Find something you love...
-Multiple streams of income, entrepreneurship, community, empowerment, motivation, inspiration, etc.

2. Take your love for the lifestyle or craft and think of something you think would be of value to the consumer(yourself). Most times, we're the initial customer...
-WealthAffiliates created a wonderful community to empower, educate, and connect a community of individuals seeking financial freedom through entrepreneurship. How awesome is that?!

3. Never lose sight of your mission and continue to sow...
-Cultivation is a process... Planting and nurturing those seeds are imperative. For without them, you'll have nothing to harvest. The weather may be unpredictable, but all storms can be weathered with proper provisions.

When doing something you love, it rarely seems like a chore. Why should it? You're eager to reach the top of the skyscraper after laying that solid foundation while serving as many as possible. Entrepreneurs should be obsessed with the satisfaction of their customer base. Finding that one niche where you can slide in can definitely ensure longevity. The money will follow. Fin

WealthAffiliates, thank you for creating this platform. I'm excited to embark on this journey with everyone here.

-Mok101
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Kyle Premium
Excellent insights here Mok, I can tell you really are grasping the concept not just of choosing your niche, but how to choose it...and from there how to build out your business. Doing something that you love is what the Internet affords us all the opportunity to do, and that is the natural direction for a niche. :)
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Trishalynn48 Premium
I am really excited to be learning about all this. The video and training so far have been clear, concise, and easy to understand. So happy to be here and can't wait to apply all this knowledge! Thanks for creating such a user-friendly, well-constructed training program, looking forward to the next the lessons!
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear, sounds like you are making some good headway here!
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TanyaCh Premium
The video shows the search process of a buyer like the main example, how it supposed to happen. However, by my own experience, there's other way to reach my goal as a buyer: I'm using Google Search, checking if an item is available on amazon or eBay, comparing prices here and there, shipping costs, few different specifics of an item and making my decision where to buy from. If amazon or eBay don't have desired item, I'm going to a manufacturer's website to buy strictly from them. So as soon as its kind of clear(ish) and obvious with manufacturers (or they can have affiliates on their own websites?), - seems I'm hitting affiliatess' lottery on amazon and eBay? I guess somebody is getting commission anyway, so who's that somebody on that case?
And second question: my passion is about dogs - psychology, behavior, training - so I'm wondering if there's such a niche talking of making money online.
I apologize again if my questions sound silly. Thanks in advance.
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William84 Premium
Great job and continued success to you! Dogs seems to be a great choice for a niche! Your passion will make you successful!!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Tanyach,

I have to be honest I am a bit lost with your first question but just know that Billions of dollars are spent on Amazon alone each year in the US alone, so trust me when I say there are buyers. Not only that, but you can also promote products from other vendors as you please. So Amazon is a great place to start but you can absolutely branch out to other affiliate offers if you think it's worth it.

Absolutely, the overall 'dog niche' is MASSIVE and there are so many ways you can break this niche down. So your idea of dog psychology and behavioural training is definitely viable.

Hope this helps!
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TanyaCh Premium
Thank you Tim! ...sorry for such an unclear formulation. What I wanted to bring up is: sometimes buyers aren't clicking links on a website to get an item. So when they are choosing to buy it straight from eBay or amazon, for instance, or from a manufacturer - just a random affiliate is payed the commission, - is that correct? And if so, I assume, to make a buyer choose my website I need to have not overpriced item except other criterias' making a purchaser happy - ?..
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ah ok I see what you mean now. That is correct, yes. If the person chooses to not click on your link and go directly to the vendors site, then either no affiliate gets that commission or the affiliate who's link that visitor last clicked on will get it.

I would not be concerned about this as affiliate marketing is a numbers game. As long as you are following the process, you will earn commissions. People have every reason to click on your link if they want to buy, the main one being it is just easier to click your link, rather than navigate away from your page and then go to the same site they were going to go to anyways.
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TanyaCh Premium
Understood. Thank you Tim!
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MSawyer2 Premium
On the process and how it works: When a customer makes a search on the internet from Google or another search engine, customer will be given choices as to which link or URL they would like to visit. If they choose our website or storefront and make a purchase through our affiliate link, we will be paid an affiliate commission.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, exactly the case. You are going to be learning how to rank well under search terms in Google, people come to your website, they get help, the click a link to go buy a product, you get credit.

This is one way of many to get free traffic, but this strategy (SEO) alone can lead to a full time and sustainable income.
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Since we are on the topic of defining what a niche is, let me also ask. Can a niche also be something that you are good at or have a lot of knowledge about but necessarily something that you are passionate about. Let me give an example. Growing up in school I hated having to write in short hand but I was really good at it to the point where I was top in my class. So should we also be looking at those markets as well?
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merlynmac Premium
Absolutely. Take a surviving cancer niche. If you lived through it, you probably have a lot of knowledge about it but you're probably not passionate about it other than it being over. It's a niche.

The things you have to concern yourself with are can you write a lot about it and can you monetize it?
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