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

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

That niche example just proves that even the craziest niches can be lucrative - you just have to find them.
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AnitraM1 Premium
So in the money making process regarding affiliate programs I was wondering in todays world the most leading product I know people search for and want to purchase affordable health or life insurance. Can this be used as a niche and are there any affiliate programs associated in marketing this?
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newmarketpro Premium
Definitely there are people who are looking for health and life insurance. However, you might want to identify your audience who you want to target promoting this insurance plans to e.g. retiree, certain jobs, youngster etc .. this is your niche market. Health and insurance is a broad niche you want to target certain sector of these people and not in general.

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

Hope that helps a bit.

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

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

It is a potential niche. Go for it.

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

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

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

I have no illusions - this is rolling boulders uphill.

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

Those are my thoughts, for what they are worth. It may look simple (and in theory - it is simple) but it isn't in reality.
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DEMETRIUSGR2 Premium
I like this illustration! it's a simple process to Marketing Without being messy! It's a Clean look and it's Relevant to sports. Why does the site not Have social shareable Buttons! To the Book & Gram!
Asking for Scaling purposes.........I like the Site! I was looking for the share button is why i ask the question......Talk to Me! i'll listen!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, we avoid all of the fluff here and teach what works. You can come to expect this same quality of training as you do continue to move forward.
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vcoleman86 Premium
Hello! I just started the training vids earlier this morning and so far it is great info! Glad I found WA. Just have a quick question.

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

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

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

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

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

3. You can promote as many affiliate programs on your website as you like.

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

Remember, your role as an affiliate is to connect your traffic (an audience) with a product or service that will benefit them. This will be based on the context and relevance of the content.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best to you.

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

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

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

Affiliate marketing carries none of this risk or resources, instead you can promote from a subset of over 550 MILLION products/services and earn commissions for every sale you drive to the the company websites. It is a brilliant business model and an incredibly lucrative one. :)
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Blackpaws Premium
I have seen something like this before, but couldn't make it work. I followed the instructions carefully and fully, only to have wasted my time and money. Here, however, the training is free and the support seems to be MUCH better than my previous experience. I am anxious to keep moving forward and am excited to see my first commission land in my account!
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Kyle Premium
Lots to look forward to Mark. We teach you the proper process and as you move through the training, you will be building your business along side the training.

The first commission will come, but before you get to that point your foundation needs to be set-up properly. By the ned of the 1st course alone, your website will be in excellent shape!
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Blackpaws Premium
Thank you, Kyle. So far, the training has been more in depth and better organized than the last time I tried affiliate marketing. I appreciate the opportunity to try the program without having to invest capital first. This tells me you believe in your system and that it will be what you advertise it to be. If that's the case, then I will definitely upgrade to premium.

Also, others have chimed in and provided positive comments. The encouragement is very appreciated!
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I had so much trouble getting back in here. tried all day it just would not load this thing wont connect to an in safe or unsecured sites. now that I got on ive gotten lost. hate to ask for help but I probably will no I will need a little coaching.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help any time Barry. Let us know what you are needing a hand with and we will help you out here. :)
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What I'll really be looking for here, is how to get interested customers, I have 2 amazing products to introduce to the world, and plan to learn how to do that here! My second interest is too add many more affiliate's to grow more income since I retired early from the business world, but wasn't involved to much on marketing side, but can see in today's world it has a great advantage!
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Kyle Premium
We can definitely help with that, if you understand your audience, you are going to be able to come up with lots of ideas as to how to attract them and we are also going to be helping you with that as you move through the training.

You can have the best product in the world, but if you don't have an audience it won't succeed. We can help you with that Dan and I really look forward to working with you!
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fabiob77 Premium
The Video was clear and explained me something that probably I missed before, when I tried to start an online affiliate business in my second home (I live 50% of my time in Italy and 50% of my time in North America). Definitely, now everything is clear, I can see a different potential and I'm ready to fight B-)... and maybe in 5-6 years also the Italian market will be ready
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear, there are all sorts of pockets of opportunity out there and very significant ones at that. We are going to be showing you how to leverage these and you can leverage the Italian audience, the English, etc. Your location in the world won't matter, this is the internet and through time you can be involved in several different niches at once. ;)
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newlive Premium
thank you for the heads up, I need this as I need to have someone show me how it is all put together. Although I have done this before but it has been a hit and miss affair, not quite certain if I was doing it the right way. I am glad to be here. Thank you Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of disconnected or OLD ideas. This is the process of building a business in a nutshell and as we move forward, you are going to be learning how to create and grow a sustainable business online...and do so within any niche. :)
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RPP080879 Premium
Hi Gus, l have been searching for help in getting a good online business going. This program seems like an answer to my prayers. Hopefully, we will meet as we climb this mountain, of lessons together. See you at the top.
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First, I just want to mention that Kyle has a style of communicating and training that is very easy (for me at least) to engage in because of his easy manner. He does seem to miss anything even though his presentations are (again for me) relatively informal. I don't feel like I'm being preached by someone to convert me. And secondly, I "get" what he is talking about and I really appreciate that.

My first direct question about how to make money online (and I may be racing ahead - one of my historical tendencies that I need to monitor - is how do we learn to find business with affiliate marketing programs that we might join (relative to our niche)?
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Mland444 Premium
You can just google search affiliate marketing programs and I know that Amazon and other large brands all have affiliate marketing programs if you go to the bottom of their page you will see the link. WA does not recommend going through click bank by the way.
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Thanks! I'll definitely make a note of that; I have lots to learn and I know I need the help. Good luck!
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LElster Premium
Yes, I totally agree with you. Carson is the same way. Any questions I have asked have always been answered—answered quickly too! I very much enjoy being a WA affiliate.
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I appreciate your kind words and feedback. It helps... and I really enjoy the community because of people like you. See you around

John
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RubyCantu Premium
why not clickbank?
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caudleej Premium
I am wondering if I am offering a product on one of my websites through an affiliate link, if the customer clicks the affiliate link to the product i'm offering and decides to purchase something else or finds something in addition to the product I offered would I get a commission for both products or only the one I offered?
For example, A customer clicks on my affiliate link for a protein powder which takes them to the product say on a bodybuilding website, they explore the site prior to purchase and discover they want a creatine powder instead, or in addition to the protein powder offered on my direct affiliate link.

Do I still get a commission if the customer purchases from the website my link took them to but not the specific product or do they have to purchase the product from my affiliate link?
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leoemery Premium
It depnds if the affilaite has things set up so you do get those additional sales. To find out contact the affiliate manager for the company.

Amazon is set like that - if a visitor to your site clicks your amazon affiliate link if they purcahse anything on amazon within 24 hours you will get commission for it. If the person places the item in their cart but does not complete the purchse the cookie for that item now is extended 89 days - so if they complete the purchase you will still get the comission for that item
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fatson Premium
My understanding is that, yes, you would still make commission because they are shopping via your link. Can anybody verify this?
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fatson Premium
thanks! :) <3
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LElster Premium
Great question! I was wondering the same thing but wasn’t sure I was far enough along in my training yet.
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5204481786 Premium
Great, I heard about the explanations of how someone can make money online.
Usually I prefer to buy Items on line than from shops, because I have ability to choose; The price is very fair and, I have the joy to be follow the innovation.
My field is electronic. Assuredly it will be my field for wealth gaining.
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Kyle Premium
That is exactly the case for most people these days, most people are moving their spending online because they have far more option, it is more cost-efficient, and shipping has become much quicker. There are lots of advantages.

Affiliates are reaping the rewards of this. With every sale online, comes the opportunity for an affiliate to take a revenue split in that commission. ;)
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Powey Premium
Am I right in thinking we set up a website with a niche to sell other companies products for a commision?? I was looking into setting up a shopify store when I came across this WA article. Confused a little lol. Can we source our own products to sell for a better margin of is it affiliate only?
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Jason60080 Premium
Hi. Yes you are correct and yes, I believe you would be able to set up to sell your own products for a higher margin. The principles should be the same as selling affiliate products, you would be selling your own instead :)

Jase
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rufat Premium
You can do whatever you want. You can sell affiliate products or your own products. It's up to you. Shopify is no much different from WA.
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Powey Premium
Rufat thanks again. Ive spent a good deal of time studying shopify tips etc. Is this a better way than shopify in your opinion ? I can invest time and money as hard work does not scare me . Im a keen learner and built 2 decent bricks and mortar retail stores over the years from having nothing. Just been excited by the online world potential and possibly a new adventure there. My aim is to buy a football staduim one day for my local club and name it in honour of my former mentor and best friend who died of cancer on boxing day . I made him a promise before he died and i will do whatever it takes to see it through. My passion too ! Any advice online would be great as im not too tech savvy so i guess im in the right place at least . Thanks
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Powey Premium
Thank you Jason. Much appreciated .
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rufat Premium
I'm glad you've made so far. Believe me or not but Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best places I've come across so far. If you are planning to build an online business there is no better place than Wealthy Affiliate. Everything you need for this goal is here. If you have any questions just let me know and I will be happy to help you out. Alternatively, you can post your question in the live chat or within WA. There is a ton of training material here: the certification course, free trainings, weekly live trainings. Almost everything that may come to your mind is covered in weekly live trainings. I believe WA is the right place for you.
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Powey Premium
Thanks so much for your time on here rufat. Feeling more inspired and i believe i have been led this direction over here for a reason. Time to get moving and looking around the training more. Hopefully check in with you one day further along what looks like an interesting journey. Wishing you even more greater success. Thanks again
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rufat Premium
Thank you very much Mark and I look forward to hearing your success story!
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Kyle Premium
Shopify is not the best start for any business, the problem is that you can create a "store" promoting products that you either have with or without the actual inventory (drop shipping), but the problem is that you don't have a proper foundation for your business or a source of traffic.

Unless you have a budget. Most people with the "ecom first" approach fail because they don't understand their audience and the risk a significant budget on advertising (paid) as that is the only source of traffic.

We are going to be teaching you how to PROPERLY build a business here at WA. :)
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RubyCantu Premium
You most certainly can.
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Taresa Premium
Two great examples of Affiliate Marketing. I have a question...in looking into a couple of companies I was interested in being an affiliate for, including Amazon, I found that some won't let you sign up until you have an active website and already have good traffic to the site. Amazon let me sign up but I got the impression they wouldn't pay commission until there was significant traffic coming to the site? Comments?
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Taresa, from what I understand some affiliates review your website for content and traffic. They will not sign you on if they do not like what they see. Amazon does the same but are not so strict. Where they are strict is you having sales in 190 days. If you do not have a sale within that timeframe, they send you a notice that your account will be suspended. If it is suspended, you can reapply.
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Taresa Premium
I signed up with Amazon in March, but website is not ready....so my countdown has already started? Oops!
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sheikave Premium
Yes, you need to have a decent amount of traffic especially the quality one that has high recurring commision. Cannot tell you why they do this practice.
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SCash Premium
It has been my experience that they pay commission when you make sales. They will even prompt you reminding you that there hasn’t been any sales with a timeframe to do so to stay active.
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Taresa Premium
Thank you for the reply!
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HarveyBrown Premium
I hope your website will never be ready Taresa, because you will need to work on it on a regular basis to keep it fresh. I do know what you are saying, but with enough content you will attract traffic and hopefully a few sales through Amazon. I think I did the same thing as you and got the notice. That was my first website. With my second I am being a little more cautious and waiting until my traffic builds.
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Taresa Premium
You hope my website will never be ready? I hope this was a typo :)
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ZEGU Premium
Traffic is key. Amazon will pay you once you have made some sales.
This depends on (1) the type of product you are promoting at Amazon, (2) Amount of traffic you get (3) Conversions you ultimately make.
Like Harvey has said you need to make sells within 190 days.
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Very interesting and informative video. Its great to know that on your website, depending on your niche, you can point clients to a number of websites who all have an affiliate program. Choice is a fantastic thing and the more choices the client has on your website the more likelihood there is that you will be earning from their visit to your website.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly. You can promote as many affiliate programs on your website as you like.

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

Remember, your role as an affiliate is to connect your traffic (an audience) with a product or service that will benefit them. This will be based on the context and relevance of the content.
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Whdrph8999 Premium
Hello, I am at lesson 2. sorry if my question sounds silly. I am Just done with Video , I have questions regarding to this. On the video, the member posted topic regarding to snack helmet....just limited to one interest..so people can buy these items regarding to this topic snack helmet. However, can this member create or post more than one topic/interest in his/her website....like snack helmet is one and another like supplement. or kid toys..?
or only trictly allow 1 topic per website?

thank you!
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Allwhys72 Premium
You can do more than one product /topic on a website ..obviously they need to fit together / be related .. I’m not sure if this particular example has more than one type of product but this is a very specific topic and niche but many many websites allow for several different closely related topics and subjects .. a good idea is to look at other websites in your niche or similar and look at the different things they promote or write about
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SusanCarter2 Premium
awesome question, Im following
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MVazzoler Premium
Hy Kyle, it's a very simple and straightforward process. I have just a quick question, I know I might be ahead of tune here, but in a nutshell, my question is.
Do you think it should be a good idea to have a second or third website with different niche?

Thank you Kyle.
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olusoga Premium
Hi, you can definitely have several websites all focused on different niches. As long as you are able to create quality content on a consistent basis for your websites, you will eventually attract an audience that finds your content to be of value to them.
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RubyCantu Premium
My thoughts as well as I like a couple of other niches i'd like to focus on. However I think that it's a good idea to get one site going, then as you scale that you can get your second site going etc. Just a suggestion.
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Kyle Premium
Down the road you can certainly have businesses within many different niche, but when starting else you want to focus on just one niche. The reason is, you can be overwhelmed trying to create many different businesses all at once, before you have the formula for success within one.

While means coming down the road you will likely be building businesses across many different niches. That is the beautiful part about the Internet and the capabilities and opportunities it gives us all.
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Nice Video and well explaining the whole process.
However, I have one question. Lets say someone visited my website and have chosen one product and get directed to the affiliate website (For example on amazon). Once he gets there, he change his mind and buy another product different from the one which brought him on amazon website. My question is to know if I will get my commission.

Regards.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you will still get the commission there as it sets you as the referrer to Amazon. Often times you will be recommending one thing, and make all sorts of sales with another.

That is what is so awesome, sometimes you are promoting at $10 product and someone makes a $500 Amazon order (or through another affiliate program) and you get full credit for that.
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PinkCreative Premium
Refreshing and simplistic! I would have to agree that laying out this process of affiliate marketing in such a simple way. That almost anyone should be able to understand. And I think it's bringing it down to the simple basics what that does in keeping it simple is that we can continue to move through the process because it's easy to understand. Cuz I do my mind and it's critical thinking always wants to complicate the situationperiod causing things to take longer than they should and me of thinking that I have to know it all perfectly.

Thank you thank you again for the simplicity! Keep it simple!
And not allowing my mind too complicated today
It makes it fun when it is presented this way as well because presented it in such a way that it looks doable!
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying the training and at the core of it, affiliate marketing is not all that complex nor is creating a business online. You are going to learn how to PROPERLY build a business online and our goal with the training is to mitigate any confusion that you could potentially run into.

It is absolutely doable and you can create any level of success that you are willing to work for. ;)
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LouisMunro Premium
Thank you very good and clear explanation, saying exactly what it is. I have a question though?
Should your website be targeting people in your own country or can you target audience fall outside of your home country? Any affiliates out there having success with targeting audiences in other countries than their own also English speaking countries?
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Docutac Premium
Yes you can because WA covers a wide range of online marketing so you have your audience in foreign lands
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anielka56 Premium
Hey Kyle,
I watched this part of training with interest! great, cannot wait to start. Have couple of questions though
1. Is there such a thing as a saturation point? after all you recruit members daily so how likely are we all to achieve our earning potential.
2. Can I build a website around my real estate business and drive people to buy with me especially as I do have a very unique program as a realtor?
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Kyle Premium
Sure happy to help you with your questions here:

1. Is there such a thing as a saturation point? after all you recruit members daily so how likely are we all to achieve our earning potential.

The platform here is not about recruiting other people Into wealthy affiliate, that is one option out of millions of different niche is that you can choose for your business. There're 4 billion people online, any niche is far from saturated and I am doubtful ANY niche will ever reach a saturation point.

2. Can I build a website around my real estate business and drive people to buy with me especially as I do have a very unique program as a realtor?

Yes, you can. That is completely up to you. If this is something that you are passionate about helping people with, it would be a natural direction for you to head. Also, with time you can be involved in many different niches and running successful businesses within them.
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Allwhys72 Premium
Really enjoyed this video..just joined today and working my way through the training. This has really inspired me, I saw a video series a while back that covered this type of thing but the example sites in that seemed a bit outdated and I couldn’t even find them in a google search..these I can go to google and see them for myself which helps a lot and is a good example of what’s possible. Really excited to get more into the course and learn more.
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Kyle Premium
Lots to be excited about. Wealthy Affiliate is the most comprehensive, advanced and current platform in the industry (not to mention the most cost efficient). I know you are going to love it here and I look forward to seeing your business take shape.

Let us know if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward. ;)
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Allwhys72 Premium
Thanks Kyle much appreciated :-)
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JosephGon1 Premium
Hello Gunnertwist,

Thank you for the info and support !
I'm still trying to figure out this computer while trying very hard to stay focused on all of this
training. It's definitely a challenge, but I'm going to get through it no matter how long it takes me.
I'm very thankful for all the support here at WA !!!
Without this community and y'alIs support, I wouldn't even be here !!
It takes me a little longer to process something that I'm trying to Learn, depending on what it may
be. So once again my friend, thank you and I hope that you have a very wonderful evening.

Joseph
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Kyle Premium
No worries, you are doing great Joseph. Nice work on your progress thus far and work through the training at a pace that works for you. By no means is this a race and the most important element is that you "take action" on the tasks within the training. That will lead to the build out of your website and success. ;)
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Sanne Premium
This was really helpful and inspiring. I was a little concerned as my my passion is rather broad and with this training course my mind did not stop with respect to breaking the market down into one particular segment.

One question I have is it possible to have like one main web page that is dedicated to my passion (vision is to have own products, etc. to purchase one day), with all my social media links, blogs, and content which then has links to the affiliate products I recommend?

Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can have all of that on the same website. As you build out your website, you will likely be integrating social media into your website, and yes, you can promote many different affiliate programs (products/services) from a single site.

If you want to run your niche ideas and get a hand with that as well, feel free to do so Susanne. ;)

PS. Congrats on going Premium!
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Sanne Premium
Thank you Kyle! I realy appreciate your feedback.
My interest / goal is helping make positive changes in the world and helping others realise their incredible and unique potential. As you can see quite broad and only in the early stages. The main niche from this I wish to branch off is centered in personal and spiritual growth. I have my personal experience that I would enjoy sharing in blogs about etc and invested in a number of products I would recommend to others. I have only briefly investigated affiliate programs with some opportunities there.

I recently became a Herbal Life member and have thought of how even this ties into achieving our greatest potential for highest growth, all is connected and diet and our digestive health are key factors. I have access to these products through my recent membership and would receive royalties on products sold through my ID no.

This was intended to only be a short post as I am still just putting the vision together. Thanks again
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Kyle Premium
Well perhaps you could take something like "digestive health" and make that your niche, you could definitely head in that direction if you wanted. Positive change is not a niche, this is something that you can effectively do within ANY niche that you decide on. :)

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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stevedlai Premium
As a Youtuber, affiliate marketing is 100% engraved so I'm definitely looking forward to implement these affiliate marketing strategies. Now I know Wealthy Affiliate Marketing is solely on affiliate programs, however I would also like have one site to sell my OWN inventory. Am I allow to do that on this platform, given web creation options?
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bonzo124 Premium
You can build your own websites and use them in any way you want. If you want to sell your own products, just do it.
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stevedlai Premium
Thanks!
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I plan to do the same thing with my designs. The one thing is having an affiliate program is a must. they do the leg work on advertising your product. Just like a sale commission.
Have to figure that out in the cost of selling and make sure you have profit you can share.
pricing is the issue.
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nutmeg2 Premium
Great information. Based on the product you used for this video, can you have success promoting products without a blog? Just find a a good selling product from Amazon or another top rated affiliate and promote it. This snack helmet looks like a great example of this theory. Just a product that goes straight to Amazon without a blog. I'm diffinetly still doing my blog with a niche, but always wondered about just selling products from Amazon as well. Want as many comments as possible. Thanks
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Labman Premium
The snack helmet was somewhat special niche because it really didn't have following at the time that it was created.
In most cases you will want to have a blog..
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Spicequinne Premium
Hi i am always trying to join the discussion but never able how can join the discussion
My click on sign never work also is there a question and answer page after each lesson
Please help me solve my problem am way behind i want to move ahead i know i am very new to this and not social media savvy but i want to start learning this training Thanks
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Kyle Premium
You can leave any questions as you have left this question here and someone within the community, or myself will be more than happy to help you out.

Where specifically are you feeling stuck Joyce?
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Sansa Premium
Hello Kyle! You don’t have to have your own product to sell, right? You can promote products that belong to others? Also, wouldn’t you make more in commission if you were promoting more expensive products, like digital data? With the snack helmets, is that somebody else’s product that Jay is promoting? Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Correct. you do not need your own products or services to sell, as an affiliate marketer you can choose from over 550 MILLION. Basically every brand and product that you can ever imagine you can promote as an affiliate (including all major brands).

Within Jay's website, he doesn't own any of those products or carry any of the inventory, deal with shipping. He simply sends people from his website over to Amazon through an affiliate link, and collects a commission (6% on every sale), every time someone makes a purchase.
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Sansa Premium
Thank you Kyle for clarifying all of that. So, you can choose to promote high ticketed items? You would make more in commission on items that are more expensive, do I have that right? Thank you!
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AGOODLIFE Premium
I really appreciate the straightforward and simple way this is all explained. I was with another group that was teaching affiliate marketing and I was so confused I gave up. Your process works around a niche rather than just becoming an affiliate of every program you can find. Building a site around marketing rather than around a niche/focus/interest just makes NO sense to me at all. Your system makes more and more sense to me and I know I'll be successful in building a site around my niche as I build my visitors' confidence in my expertise - then I can offer products that relate to my visitors.
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Kyle Premium
Will you were building a business around a particular audience, and if you take that approach and set of trying to focus in on one particular product, you will be able to establish yourself as a brand and authority in a given niche (the ultimate goal).

They're going to be thousands of products and services that you will be able to effectively promote with in any niche. That to me, to this day, is incredible exciting (and it indicates just how much opportunity there is online).
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AGOODLIFE Premium
Yes. I'm promoting Happy & Healthy Living for Adults Over 50. It will be information on holistic living, creating healthy habits and technology for older adults.
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Adrian0307 Premium
This is what i am looking for. The real website that teach people what's online affiliate program. I can't wait to explore more here. I can't believe i just knew affiliate marketing now. This kind of method is the main trend now. Hopefully it's not too late to know to catch more market.
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Kyle Premium
That is exactly what you have access to here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you! We not only teach the proper method, we teach what works and give you EVERYTHING you need to create and grow a business online. :)
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well! i would love to make not less than $1000 per month for the start ( after traffic getting).Then - the sky is the limit but i am realy person, I wish I could do $3-4 000. I spent a lot of the time in Internet and like to explore, to write, to comment etc. So I hope it will help me in this project. I need to figure out the niche for my first two free sites, right? BTW I did not get if I can start with free membership to earn money (small mony) or I need to buy Premium anyway to move forward after creating the web-sites for traffic? and yes, i've read a lot of comments and need to say all the community people are GREAT!!!!
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shadonna Premium
Hi Happysnow welcome, can I wish you luck on your adventures with WA. Start with 1niche until you start to get traffic and put all your efforts into that. Get into the certification course to continue on. Good luck
Shane
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Thank you shadonna! I got you about the niche. What if the certification course? is is where I am now (Get started Here) green button? or?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, the green button is the certification course. :)
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Hello everyone! I am new here and in the beging of the process. So I have three questions before I will go forward.
1)Can I use/create web-sites in russian language? Does WA work in/with Russia?
2) So, Am I right that I need to choose the niche connected with real goods are selling on Walmart, ebay, amazon etc...... So I like books and reading and writing and I do not have a chance to use it? Or I can figure it out how to link it to the books/tabs/e-books? Sorry for confusing and maybe stupid questions>,,,,
3) Where my commision goes (if and when I wget it, huh? To any Ccard? Or its paypal only?
Thanks to everybody in adavnce!!!
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MozMary Premium
1. people have websites in different languages, it should work fine

2. all questions are good
you can choose all niches, outside of those amazon-type, he just does some training on that so you know how, you will certainly be able to use reading and writing - it is all about writing and research whatever niche you are in and you can review books too and get commissions

3. all affiliate programs have their own way of paying, a lot use paypal, some don't, so check with whichever one you are using - it you do use paypal then it goes straight into that account
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thank you for your answers! so I would like to clarify for myself: will I need to find the contacts and to negotiate with the companies by myself? or I will already will use the approved programms?
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Natalia, creating a website in the language you are comfortable should not be a problem. The only problem I can see is finding affiliate programs in that language.
Your niche can be in anything that you have a passion. It does not have to sell anything directly. You can however do reviews of some of the products that are related to you niche.
At the present time I believe Paypal is the only way to receiver your commission.
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CMyles1 Premium
So that I'm on board with everyone else I just want to make sure I'm taking everything in the right way before I move on. OK....select a niche (lose stomach fat), create website, join an affiliate program like eBay Amazon etc, and earn through the affiliate link. Is this correct? And as for my niche, I would need to add in products that involves my niche right???
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VickiG Premium
You are on the right track, and Yes you would want to add product's that coincide with your Niche, Make sure you have a fair amount of content on you Blog or website before adding affiliate links. and research the affiliate program you are using each one has different rules. Hope this helped VickiG
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Kyle Premium
I agree, you are on the right track. You will be building a website though, with the intention of building it in a way that drives traffic to it. Traffic leads to opportunity and the training is going to be walking you through the process of getting your website ranks, how to get traffic to your website, and then how to monetize that traffic through affiliate opportunities.
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I think You are quite correct.
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Rebeccae6570 Premium
I like your idea of a niche, and will probably have to visit your site.
Let me know when you figure things out, maybe you could help me to lose my stomach fat too. Lol.
Great choice for a niche! Zillions of people are trying to figure out the problem of belly fat.
I also have done some research on this subject, maybe we could bounce ideas off of each other.
I would love to see you succeed! Good luck.
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CMyles1 Premium
Ok sounds great and thanks. Good luck!
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Marloo Premium
This is what I always thought Affiliate Marketing was. Find good stuff and help show people where to find it. The other affiliate programs i have looked at cost a lot of money and want me to promote their stuff and make it hard to understand, hoping i will purchase their systems. I really like where this is going. I have been studying for two months to learn the facts so i can know how to do this myself for the long term. I found this recommended site while looking for reviews on a shady offer i received in my email.
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Kyle Premium
You should NEVER have to pay for an affiliate program. If they are indicating you do, that is often times not an affiliate program you are getting involved in, more likely a scheme.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs out there (free) and you can promote from over 550 MILLION products/services. The opportunity is incredible and it is definitely not going anywhere.
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Okay, I just watched the video, How to make money online, and I'm interested and intrigued and want to learn more especially about finding my own niche, and learning How to build my own web page to earn enough money to pay the bills and have enough left over to enjoy. I'm not looking to be a millionaire just to be happy and enjoy living.
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Kyle Premium
You are going to be learning this in great detail as you move through the training. The next lesson is going to be covering "choosing your niche", so you are going to be set after this.

A niche can be absolutely anything that you want, something that you're interested in or something that you are interested in learning about. ;)
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RubyCantu Premium
It's such a great feeling going through the training and making accomplishments as you go, earning badges on the way. It's like the puzzle is being revealed piece by piece and when complete youll see and understand the whole picture.
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The video is great especially for someone like myself who has no experience in this area. It is a bit overwhelming thinking of all of the things that go into building this business but all of the questions and comments are extremely helpful. I look forward to moving through the training and getting started.
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Kyle Premium
There actually are not all that many things that are involved in the process when it is broken down and at the end of the day you have a product, and a customer. Your goal as an affiliate is to align these two items and that is what you are going to be learning as you move through the training.
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Kyle, my sister is a District Manager for a store located in malls all over the states...my niche could say" (company name) and things". And create my website by maybe copying pics of merchandise and pasting them on my site...so when the customer clicks on a particular item it sends them to the store site and I would still receive commission off of it????
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Kyle Premium
I would avoid using a brand or trademark in your website, your niche is an audience or group of people interested in something. I would also choose something that you are really interested in rather than choosing something simply because your sister is a district manager.

If you are passionate about and enjoy what you are doing, it won't feel like work and much greater success is more likely to result.

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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