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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Hello! I am following the instructions to get involved in this conversation so here I am.
My first niche and website will have everything to do with my current project. I am converting a retired school bus into a tiny home. I have wanted to blog about the journey but never knew how or where to do it, besides Facebook. Now that I have found WA. I can build my own website about it and I can promote the Amazon products that I have used or plan to use in my conversion. I have visited a number of other blogs on the subject throughout my research and there is good info out there, but not enough. I know I will find success with this because people all over are starting to go tiny as a trend. I am surprised to find that some people I talk to have still never even heard of turning a bus into a home. So what do you think?
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Foobard Premium
I think that's a great idea, but maybe I'm biased because I'm doing something similar with a Sprinter van. The challenge for me is getting it running reliably. But it sounds like you don't care so much about how it runs, you could get one super cheap and have it towed to the site.
Now that I think about it, a Schoolbus shell would make a pretty good tiny home.
Good luck!
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maxandmerlin Premium
Your project should interest a lot of people. Even if they don't want to go tiny, they can still find good DIY tips from you and a lot of people want to know how to do house fix-ups themselves.
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Yes! Thank you. I already have my bus and it was running in good condition because I drove it to my dads house. Unfortunately I drained the batteries by accident so it is not currently running, but I'm not worried about it because I know there is nothing wrong with the engine. Once I get to living in it, I will work on getting it running again and hopefully travel. It's good to know someone in the community who is interested in tiny/mobile living.
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Yes. I can see lots of different groups of people finding my website useful and informative.
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Lizzypoo Premium
What a great project. i will follow you to hear your progress with your Tiny Home and your WA.
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Awesome! Thanks Lizzypoo! I am following you now too!
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esoto190 Premium
I don't want to discourage anyone because it is super easy, but hard work is what makes this easy. There is much more to it then a simple diagram.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's the end of my 2 cents.

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

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

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

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

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

A computer is easier tho.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope that helps!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Have a great week!
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GinaGo Premium
Hi there Olivia!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wish you the best!

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

The training, value, and support available here is unmatched anywhere in this industry.
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I have attended many webinars and courses that pertain to digital marketing, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, online consulting, and ecommerce. This is a great video for beginners teaching to drive traffic into your website for potential sales. First, you must pick a niche for your website. Then you can start choosing an affiliate program related to your niche that interests you and add it to your website.
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RosaGonzales Premium
I like what I read and heard on this video but will be be able to access a list of affiliate programs or will we have to do our own research? I understand that you don't have to have many websites just one good one to start creating an income.
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ibanez86 Premium
You choose a niche and search for the affiliate program yourself. Its very easy because you can browse and decide which ones you want. You can have multiple affiliate programs as long as they are related to the niche and yes you can create a website an earn an income as long as you follow the training.
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HopeJ Premium
Like ChaSA, I signed up on 17 March 2017 also. The Getting Started lesson was indeed motivating. To set more specific goals for Lesson 2, decided to pause and learn more about the wealth of information and support being offered by WA.

The diverse opportunities for integrating training with practice at different levels and phases of learning needs are particularly impressive. The continuing development opportunities for keeping abreast with the latest in online marketing is equally so. My heartfelt gratitude to the noble vision and mission of the co-founders, Kyle and Carson, and the supportive WA community likewise.

To me, a new online vocabulary, or a new culture, is being opened to me for learning, word by word. With the warm and supportive environment all around, I have confidence that my learning goals can be achieved.
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Christiarna1 Premium
Hi Karl
Crazily domestic multi tasking and my study time with WA my second day as a Premium Member and then racing off to work. A question as to how many niche sites can I create as a premium member I have quite a few interests. So glad I came accross WA thanks to a crazy Indian selling trade options. Funny how life realignes our path.
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Kyle Premium
You can have as many websites as you want as time goes on, it is likely that your first website will not be your last but do know that it only takes ONE website/niche to be very successful online.

I actually posted about this a few months back and I think you will find this thread very interesting and informative: Hope this helps you out here. :)
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Christiarna1 Premium
Wow that's great I am self employed as a cleaner all round and for 17 years I have not had a website but have continually had work, but maybe I should create one here and contract out the work because the second one will be my dream to build and I think will be the skyscraper as u say. Many thanks again Kyle.
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jmmsen Premium
What I got out of this is that you have a audience of people who are looking for a product than they come across an article on Facebook or do a Google search. find your website link with an answer to their problem and you offer the solution on the website and get a percent of the sale.
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Labman Premium
bingo
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, you can create a very fruitful business solving peoples problems. In fact, that is what businesses are. Problem solvers and the beautiful thing about the online world is that there are 3.75 BILLION people online.
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jmmsen Premium
Endless possibilities
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AFlint Premium
I appreciate how you broke down the process in just a few sentences here. You reaffirmed what I was thinking which alleviated my anxiety over starting this adventure! Thanks.
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jmmsen Premium
Glad I helped you out.
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JDoughty Premium
" You never realize just how stupid you are, until, someone shows you How Much MORE that there is to learn !!! "
That's how far away that Lesson took me, ( and brought me back covered up in cash possibilities!!! ); this is exactly what I have been looking for, and already more than I expected!!! I can not wait to see what comes next ;-))
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Kyle Premium
LOL, well said and I feel that exact way sometimes. The learning never stops in biz and that is what makes it so exciting. The opportunities only continue to grow online, in my 15 years full time I have never seen the internet so rife with opportunity!
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WadeBlake Premium
I have spent thousands on get rich quick scheme over the last ten years and have made some money online
Only to be disappointingly frustrated. I can already tell the training here on WA is far better than anything I have tried in the past and this is only module one.. Can't wait till I get through the next weeks
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maun5130 Premium
Hi 76049, Most member here had been scammed before they found WA ( me included). After they went premium, they came to know that they won't get scammed. The training in WA even the starter membership beats most of paid program out there.

To all your success!
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dbliss8 Premium
I've tried MLM and didn't have much success at all with that. It's too complicated because much of it isn't tied to the internet - at least that's my opinion. It involves more direct sales. I say let the internet work for you. My goal is to get a smooth website going. I tend to be a little particular about the design, etc.
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iPhoneGirl Premium
I love love LOVE the WA community already! It is so refreshing to have an opportunity presented in such a friendly, helpful way, showing genuine concern for the success of its members. I appreciate the fact that the foundation is really explained and you are guided through step-by-step the whole way.
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I completely agree, the presentation is fantastic - friendly, helpful and genuine. You summed it up perfectly.
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TTedesco1 Premium
Yes very clear we r all on the same page...
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TKJ Premium
Hi,
I completely agree, it is great to be in touch with like mended people who all want to help each other be successful - just awesome!
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Great instruction, I was thinking that having the right Niche, and promoting it locally first will be critical to start getting visitors to my website or websites. Probably starting with giving my URL to all my contacts on social networks (several) will be a good move. What do you all think?
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maun5130 Premium
Hi ET435. Great idea, Any way work. Social media, seo and local seo.
Wish you all the best!
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Kyle Premium
That is one way you can definitely share your website, it is obviously not a sustainable long term business model, but you are going to be learning how to build out your business in a way that will lead to long term success.
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Good thought, a sustainable business model is important as we grow this type of business. Will continue learning and expanding my pool of knowledge on this are. Thanks so much for your replies.

Best regards,
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LinZ427 Premium
I don't need I be "rich"... I just want to be comfortable. However,
If 'Rich' came knocking on my door one morning, I wouldn't hesitate letting "him" in IF the opportunity was Honest, Something I felt like I Had Control Of, and an Opportunity that Wasn't Hanging On Anyone's* Misfortune. I don't have any children, but I'm not married or in a relationship either so I support myself By myself. Coming up with over $1,000 / month to pay rent and bills is difficult. Especially making only $11.00/ hour. I have a 2.5 yr old niece and another (niece or nephew, I think nephew!) on the way, and I just want to know they'll be cared for if/when anything should happen. Truly cared for... That's all I want.
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Kyle Premium
If you don't focus on "being rich" you are way more likely to get to a state of being rich in your life. If you build a business with the focus of helping people, as we have done here at WA and as almost any successful company has done, you are going to be brilliantly successful and have a long term business you are passionate about.

That will cover off all your "whys". That will lead you to a lifestyle where you love going to work every day and you can work from wherever you like.
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LinZ427 Premium
Thanks Kyle. Honestly, more often than not, I've gotten stuck with where I want to go in my future and lulled out so many times because what my heart wants to do is change all the things I can see now that I feel are so unjust about the world because I've lived through it firsthand. That's why I struggled with this for so long in the beginning, I kept messaging people in the beginning kind of looking for help, because all the things I'm most passionate about are related to the hardships I've endured - not exactly marketable and profitable business. At least not without having a "brand" attached to my name.... Which clearly I don't. Maybe some day. So now that I think I've figured out my niche, I still need to run it through some searches and see if it needs narrowed down any, but I know what I'm building my first site on... Saving the world is going to have to wait... At least for a little while :)
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I really admire your comments and wish you all the best in moving forward through your journey in finding a sustainable future and comfort for you and your family, niece & nephew to be.
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LinZ427 Premium
Visuals are always good... I'm a visual learner. I understand it... I just need to keep going I guess to squash the doubts I have about my capabilities in accomplishing it... Because honestly, this is it... I have to. So let's go. We got one life and I'm not living mine paycheck to paycheck and still unable to pay rent. Nope, I refuse to. I will not be a prisoner of the dollar bill.
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I am at a crossroads. I created a personal training business and became so immersed in the service aspect that I neglected marketing. I have an incredible amount of content in the form of workout videos, nutrition plans, workout programs, and years of advice helping others achieve their goals. It is time for me to focus on my own goals and security. I intend to market fitness or wellness products. Has anyone seen success in this market?
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drjec Premium
I just wanted to encourage you to stay in that niche. I have an experienced anything in that Niche other than my interest. Personal health wellness working out all of that is really important right now. I think you'll do well.
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LinZ427 Premium
Wow, yes, I have. Fitness is ABSOLUTELY huge! There are SO many people, in particular women, trying to lose weight ALL the time but generally they're trying the Quick Fixes... Like Garcinia Cambogia just because they saw Melissa McCarthy lose a bunch of weight on it... Bottles of that cheap sell on Amazon like wild fire and the sad part is these women don't do their homework first and spend a lot of money on something that's only 40% pure HCA (hydroxycitricacid) or in other words 40% of the Garcinia Cambogia extract. Another thing most people don't know is the woman reporter who tested the Garcinia Cambogia herself after Melissa McCarthy lost all her weight, admitted to using ANOTHER PRODUCT in ADDITION to "jumpstart" and "amplify" the weight loss effects. It was some time ago but I tried looking that one up on Amazon, there was only 1 seller and the bottle was nearly $100 for 30 days supply. Every time I have seen that same reporter's review of her use of Garcinia Cambogia - not one time have I seen the mention of the other product!

It's all schemes and I try to warn the women I hear talking about things like this! Anything claiming to make you lose 10 lbs in less than a week without changing anything about your diet or routine is scary and unhealthy! There is a huge need for online HONEST fitness!!!
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drjec Premium
You are exactly right.
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VWilliamsEl Premium
Hey Kyle,
I watched the video and found it most informing. I must say that I took the time to click the link and view it myself and I say that you only had one affiliate product or service that you were promoting (WA of course), and this made me wonder is it smart to have options for potential customers to choose from on one website. Such as WA, Jaaxy, Webprocessor? Please let me know because I want to do it like that if it is favorably recommended.
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Drawshot Premium
Hi VWilliamsEl ,
I'm obviously not Kyle but can give you a bit of insight from my point of view.
If you have more than one great business or product that you can promote, it may be advantageous to do so. An example is a friend of mine that happens to be involved with two business ventures I am also in. He had a hot lead for one of the businesses, but it ended up that the lead was actually already a happy customer of it. He chatted with them for a few minutes and was able to show them how they could make use of the other company to promote their own business, save, and even create another stream of income doing it.
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ChrissyR Premium
I tried to promote products from Clickbank, but the traffic issue was my problem. I could not get much traction. I guess because I was not using my own high ranking website. I was posting links sporadically sometimes using bought traffic and at times pasting links on Facebook without driving ads because it meant I had to buy ads I could not afford. I had no clue what I was doing.
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Kyle Premium
Well the traffic needs to be the first focus and that is how to properly build out a business. We are going to be teaching you traffic before "sales" here at WA because without people, there is no point in trying to sell anything.

Search traffic is by far the best, copying and pasting affiliate links onto facebook is only going to lose your friends as this feels like spam. As you move through the training here you are going to learn how to properly build out a business, how to get and leverage the unlimited amount of search engine traffic, and how to appropriate integrate affiliate promotions into your site.
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StevenWood Premium
Although this appears to be an incredibly simple process, I think we all know that it is one that has the potential to be an absolutely explosive, exponential income multiplier that can actually send torrents of cash running into your bank account *phew* Gotta take a cold shower I got totally into visualising the residual affiliate riches back there for a second!

Just do it peoples : )

What do any of us REALLY have to lose? Worst case scenario: is a measly few £'s or $'s and a little time...

I repeat...JUST DO IT!
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Kyle Premium
Don't freeze yourself in the cold shower, you might miss out on the opportunity. It was nice to see you in chat earlier today Steven and you are exactly correct, the opportunity is incredible and it only continues to grow online.
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LBartley Premium
Dumb question alert!!! In the video it was said a website is , not sure of the exact wording but something along these lines, imperative to my online business. Does that still hold true today? Must you have a website to be successful online? I feel like I'm not being clear, lol.I've read so many conflicting statements. One does need a website to steer traffic to....others say no, just need places to drop ads, if traffic buys from your ads, you make a commission. Thoughts on these two ?
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Venessa004 Premium
Well my thoughts on having an online business is that it will be beneficial. Everything now-a-days is based online; whether it be social media or business it's pretty much dominating the consumer world. Also it's more convenient for people and it's a good way to start making passive income.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, if you want to build a business online you should have a website. That is the foundation for your business. It is tough to build a skyscraper without a solid foundation...anyone telling you otherwise is feeding you a line.

Traffic buys, ad dropping, those aren't effective ways of building a business. You are going to learn the PROPER way here at WA.
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Richardkw Premium
you do better with a website
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Why not build a website, then drop ads on other sites to bring traffic to yours!
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LBartley Premium
Thanks for your insights! I'm really learning so mush here from everyone!
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LBartley Premium
I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts! The sharing of knowledge and support here is outstanding and priceless!
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