At this stage of the course you have chosen your niche. Now we are going to show you how to take this niche and create your very own website... for FREE within Wealthy Affiliate :)

First we want to explain the difference between a Free website and a website that you OWN.

Your Own Website vs. A Free Website

Having your own domain name is ideal and gives you a huge competitive advantage when it comes to succeeding online. For example, if you owned your own domain it would look something like this...

www.yourwebsite.com

To host your own websites here, you have to be a Premium member.

When starting out it is not 100% necessary as we do provide TWO free websites to you as a Starter member. At Wealthy Affiliate we have one of the top Website Builders in the world called SiteRubix (you find it under the SiteRubix link in the main menu). This allows you to easily install both free websites and if you are a Premium member, websites on your own domain.

You can actually register domains here within Wealthy Affiliate as well through the SiteDomains platform as both a Starter or Premium member.

Today you are going to create a free website targeted to the niche that you have chosen in the previous lesson.

Choosing Your Domain Name...

When you create a free website today, you will choose a siterubix.com extension (subdomain). I suggest choosing something that is highly relevant to your niche.

For example, if your niche was "Macbook Air Cases", your domain name would be:

macbookaircases.siterubix.com

And your website name would be:

Macbook Air Cases

As a Free member here at Wealthy Affiliate, you get 2 free websites, so If you make a mistake initially, you can always choose another one in the future and you can delete ones that you don't want. In other words you can install/delete over and over again and have up to 2 websites hosted on our state of the art web hosting for absolutely nothing. They are free!

***As a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate you to host up to 50 websites (25 own domains, 25 free .siterubix.com websites) on our state of the art "managed" wordpress hosting platform. This includes unlimited email accounts, free SSL, , premium monitoring and security, access to our SiteComments, SiteHealth, and SiteFeedback platforms and 24/7/366 website support.... meaning you can create an army of successful sites for one or many niches!


Task 1: Watch the Video on Setting up Your Website using SiteRubix

Below you will find a training video specifically showing you how to create a website at Wealthy Affiliate using our easy-to-use website builder, SiteRubix. It really is simple and it will take you no more than a few minutes to get your very first website up and running.

DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE: Building Your Website - Create a Website in Under 30 Seconds


With the website builder here at Wealthy Affiliate you can choose from 12 awesome website themes (templates) as a Starter member and all websites are pre-installed with 5 of the most powerful plugins. As a Premium member you have access to over 2,400 theme choices, and unlimited combinations of plugins and setup options!


Task 2: Set-up Your Website Using SiteRubix

You will find the SiteBuilder along with everything else associated with your websites (passwords, profiles, feedback, site health, email accounts, and support) within "SiteRubix" link in the Premium Services menu to the left.

Upon mousing over this menu, it will give you several options. To build your website you can either click on the SiteBuilder (takes you directly there) or you can click on SiteManager, where you can also initiate the SiteBuilder from.

===> Build Your Website Here!

In the next step we are going to be showing you how to get your websites set-up and ready for rankings in the search engines.
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==> Get Full Access to The Most Powerful Website and Hosting Platform in the World With a Premium Membership!

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Rblam Premium
I'm slowly moving along I found about 28 keywords the other day that are in the parameters over 50 searches and under 150 QSR some even lower than that, in the QSR and today I started to dig on those keywords and I was able to find about 5 more so when I start with content I will have more choices to fit them in.

Also this is the farthest I have been able to get in the WA without pulling all my hair out. It's ABSOLUTLY makes it easier when you find the niche that you love, content will be the hardest for me but one step at a time.

Bob
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Hi all! Rather than having no niche ideas, I have too many! My original idea was to pursue family photography since it's something I'm interested in and am currently pursuing as a side business. My problem, though, is that I am a newbie photographer and I feel like it would be more labor intensive to come up with content since I am still learning myself. I also feel like my passion for photography can fluctuate based on how much time I have to put into learning after my full time commitments.

My other ideas include things like treating health conditions I'm managing, home making topics like cooking and meal prepping, and pet parenting. I'm concerned that those topics don't have enough product to promote and I'm having trouble picking one over the other.

Any thoughts or advice? Thanks so much for taking the time to read!!
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MarkPerkins Premium
Personally I would go the photography way, what better content than showing mistakes and how to fix or improve by personal experience.

I started a photography site a number of years ago and wrote reviews etc. I also had a blog page along side it that was called putting into practise what I have learned.

Just my thoughts

Mark
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Thank you so much! It is encouraging to hear that you have been successful in the photography arena. I am leaning more and more towards choosing that niche.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello Emily...

Choose a niche you have a PASSION for, even if you're just a beginner. It will keep you fresh and searching for new ideas and things to write about. You can branch out as you grow.

Your site will grow with you. As you find ideas, they will lead to others. If it's your passion, you'll be so excited...you'll have plenty of new ideas and gadgets to write about...and product comparisons for your audience.

You'll be able to give them cutting edge advice on what works and what doesn't. You could even document a trip or vacation with a product you're reviewing. So many ways you can go with this...

Blessings on your choice and your journey here on WA and beyond!

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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Thank you SO much!! Your encouragement is very helpful :) I hope all is going well for you! I read your page and your business sounds amazing! Best wishes :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Thank you Emily for your kind words! Journaling (bullet journaling) is definitely my PASSION!! I started my FB group on April 21, 2015 with a membership of '5' (including me) ! ;) I had no idea what Bullet Journaling was until Dec 2015. I researched all I could about bullet journaling then, and started doing it myself in January 2016 and also showing my group. Now I am a respected guru of sorts and we have grown to 1,117 members as of today.

I only started my new Website on WA in February 2017...7 posts up and I have 33 from my group to add. Working thru the training tho...in course 3.

If you LOVE photography...go with it. You will learn as you grow..and your love of the new craft will shine through...

If you'd like a peek at my website...here it is..You can leave a comment on one of my website pages...and I'll do the same for you when you're ready.

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

Best of blessings to you, Emily, for your unique journey,

~Evon :)
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MelaniLukito Premium
Love your words "your site will grow with you". Thank you.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Agree with @LadybugLove. In my experience, my knowledge and understanding about specific topics far improved after finishing an article about it. Because we need doing researchs to answer ourself questions to create informative articles. There are learning and growing process in writing. Go for your passion.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Here is a useful article about choosing a niche from Eddy Salomon :
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EMorin Premium
I don't know if there's enough products to promote, but I know I hit recipe sites weekly. I love the idea of not having to clutter my house with recipe books (which I still have from before the internet).
Something else, I'm certain there are products to promote for pets. I have several and I'm constantly looking stuff up. especially right now as I have an elderly dog at the end of her life. I have read so many articles on when its okay to have my dog put down (we haven't done it yet as we are still struggling with the guilt and loss. I hate to even write it down, but I'm afraid she'll be gone very soon.) Also, I have looked up information on the medications her doctor has prescribed. As well as ordered products like flea/tick pills/drops, even sprays for my house including natural remedies like borax.
Health conditions: I have a few. And let me tell you, I am constantly reading about them and what I can do to help myself. I take vitamins and herbs (actually I'm seriously thinking of creating a niche concerning my health issues and what I do for them). I know there's a market out there.
You've totally got this. I'm pretty new here too. But I can think. I am a consumer. If you ever need a sounding board to bounce ideas off, well, I'd be glad to help.

Erika
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Eleanna Premium
Geez. You make it sound simple but there are still millions of niche options. It's like a treasure hunt without a list of items. How specific are we talking, here?
This was my idea: I recently finished a medication treatment and have a lot of tips for people considering / on that specific medication. (For example, side effects of the meds include dry skin and lips. I could recommend with moisturizers really worked for me while undergoing the treatment.) Is that something that would work?
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cramervod Premium
For just the type of medication? I think you should be a bit broader and talk about the condition you experienced. Then a category about medications so you don't make it too specific.
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Eleanna Premium
Now that you say that I can think of so many more things to talk about if I broaden it to the condition and not just the medication. I was so stuck in the 'be specific' mindset that I wouldn't have thought of that without your comment. Thank you so much!
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cramervod Premium
Your welcome. And this way if medications change or something is better that comes out you can easily change your site with updates rather than having to start a brand new site.
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seconds2work Premium
I think you should make it your start point. From there other niches will evolve. To me, the best niche is the one you can talk about without learning anything because you have lived it. Start there, then move forward.

God bless and welcome to the community.
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Kyle Premium
Well it actually isn't all that complex to build a business online, there is a proven process and that is exactly what you are going to learn here at WA Eleanna!

Some great suggestions above in respect to your niche! :)
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seconds2work Premium
Hi, Kyle,

I'm was just running through the course again and discovered that you used to create websites by coding. I have been coding also, it helped me to get an understanding what's involved in manually building a website.

I got a question about converting HTML over to be WP system. How did you do it?
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Kyle Premium
That would be very manual, you would want to copy and paste the content. I actually let all of my old websites "phase out" that we were HTML based and I have been using Wordpress exclusively for many years now.
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seconds2work Premium
I know when I'm done with this project, I will be able to do any kind of website a client throws my way.

What would make me want to learn how to build a website this way is a personal achievement and spiritual enhancement. Plus, there seems to be a small market of people wanting to convert their website from HTML to WP compliant.

I can't wait to share it with the community. Thanks for the reply
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seconds2work Premium
Here is a peek at the project when I was in the early stage of development.
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My main goal is to make a couple hundred a month, I'd be happy with a couple hundred a month, I wouldn't know what to do with a couple thousand in a month. I just wanna be financially stable so I can work a part time job and do this on the side to make a comfortable living.
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LadybugLove Premium
Nice starter goals Lukas...

But don't sell yourself short. You just might find this to be your passion you'll wanna do full-time, who knows? It's only a part time job, if you want it to be. ;)

Stability comes in different packages. Many full time 2 wk paychecks are not stable..if you're laid off, you're not stable, if you know what I mean!

Have fun with your training, we're all here with you and Kyle and Carson have made the training a no brainer!

Blessings on your journey..buddy!

~Evon :)
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@LadybugLove @LukasSmith couldn't help but join in on this conversation, great tips for me as well as a new starter. I was thinking once I gain some experience and networks quitting my full time to focus on this while in school!
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Rwindish Premium
I like what you say, I got a little carried away in my goals Just want to help bring in enough extra so we do not live from check to check.
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Thank you:)
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I don't expect to have a full steady income in a day, it takes a lot of work to be successful thats why I set my goals low, but as long as you keep your goals in hindsight you can achieve anything.
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LadybugLove Premium
Absolutely doable Mia...I know of a blogger who was about to take the bar exam to be a lawyer and decided his blog was a better choice! He's Major now!! Check out his site here...

http://www.artofmanliness.com/

Here's my new website I'm building. I have 7 posts up and 33 more on my FB group page waiting for me to put them on too. But I'm trying to get through the training right now.

Here it is if you wanna take a peek...

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

I consider WA school...learning so much here!

Blessings,

~Evon :)
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LadybugLove Premium
My pleasure Lukas! Keep it going...work hard and you'll be amazed at how far it will take you!

Great days ahead!
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tell me some think at any point did u have to pay them any money if u did thats how they get there money they have no buisness there money comes from u and thats bull shit i think this is a scam u pay them money and if u dont make any money on ur online buisness there not intrested they have got ur money so they dont care think about it if u pay them 100 pound and 10.000 people pay therm the same money then they have made a shit load of money from u
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if u want to chat u can add me to skype shane.todd6
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Same here
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alx909 Premium
I would love to make a comfortable living online. I think I speak for everyone when I say that. That's my goal. Is the audience still 2 billion. I'm sure that number is more now and it is growing :)
I like the health niche, like nutrition and foods to eats and supplements to take and the benefits.
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Great idea, @alx909 I would love to be able to work from home, making a great living!
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kingjupiter Premium
So apparently you rank better on google if you build your own domain than if you were to use siterubix. My question is... Do you rank SIGNIFICANTLY better if you use your own domain or is it minuscule?

If you noticed in the video where he is showing us his "how not to get scammed" website, it is his own domain because it doesn't show the siterubix dot com
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ericcantu Premium
The truth is that, while of course you can bring in income with a properly put together siterubix.com site, Google is looking to rank authority sites. It's not so much that Google has made some rule to reward .coms, it's that the audience you're targeting tend to flock to paid domains cuz they see it as being professional. They see that you have invested into your site and they trust it. So through that, the .com gets more hits, more traffic, more click throughs, etc. and Google sees this and rewards it.
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chjerpstedt Premium
I use a dietary supplement and some MLM products. Both
situations have websites and will pay commissions.I do not
plan on growing the MLM program. Can I set up a website
with Wealthy Affiliates to promote a Niche with the above
commission programs. I set up my Amazon Associates
account for a new Niche thanks to WA.
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MsMerry Premium
That would be a yes. You could even do one for the MOM if u change your mind and continue. Anyone doing MOM should have their own site..
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what is MOM please sorry i am new to this
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alx909 Premium
I'm sorry what is MOM stand for?
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PeterSkarp Premium
I am curious what is MOM? Thanks.
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PeterSkarp Premium
I am sad to see this video because it did not provide English subtitles (similar as closed captions) I am frustrated already! Today's 2017, not 1917. I ask myself if I will be successful by learning many wonderful tips without reading English subtitles. I am Deaf. By the way, Hearing aids do not help me at all. I am not able to hear or talk. But I write English. I know that my English is ok-ok. I am pretty good at reading English.
I wonder if all videos and live video classes will have available English subtitles.
I do not know if I will stick to Wealthy Affiliate because I noticed few people here in the past asked for English subtitles on videos. Interesting, no one approached about it. It looks like that they stay away from it as "an elephant in the room".

I need your help on this.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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So I copied the private policy and now i'm spouse to change the name to my domain. now i didn't upgrade to the premium yet so i don't own this domain yet. but i did check with godaddy if this domain is available and it shows that it's for sale by owner for $99k! now i'm not sure what should i do? should i change the domain in the policy for now as it only a draft that i'm working on but will i be able to actually use the domain after i upgrade? please help
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GurAizenberg Premium
If the domain is already taken, you will have to come up with a new domain name.
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You can use the domain because it has an extension attached to it
So it's not the same.
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Rblam Premium
this has been very hard for me to find a niche that I thought would work and that I have a love for which I still do when I have a little extra$ I'm a heavy metal/classic rock guy I love to buy and listen to cd's from new bands to my all time favorites and i just did some keyword search and I was able to find 20 keywords so I may have found my niche.
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Barryw1 Premium
If you love it do it. In my opinion the more passion you have the better chance you have.
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TammyK1 Premium
I wanted to start my first website for WA. To help peoples reach their goals and dreams in life. I have two names, one was my daughter's:
1) Your Wealth Awaits
2) A Wealthy Future
Could I get some feed back on them please. I'm Still fairly new to the community. So far all the lessons I have done has been great training.
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DestinNation Premium
I'm new to the WA family as well so welcome. In my honest opinion, number 1 sticks out to me, that would be my choice. Good luck to you.
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I am new here as well and think option 1 is a real attention getter.
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GrannyDear Premium
I went over and over and over Kyle's video and guidelines in course 1 / 9 - I didn't overlook anything ( there is not so much to overlook), but still my pages are not visible at all.

Like for example on Kyle's site on top.

Who can help me out!!?? I can not proceed with this strange phenomenon.. as I consider this by now-)
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi,

Not on for long tonight. Did you do this: PM me tomorrow if you can't do it - In Australia (11pm here)

Good luck
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Ggatzulis1 Premium
Lessons 10 11 and 12. Basically tell you what your having trouble with
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GrannyDear Premium
Every course has 10 lessons ! 11 and 12 are non - existent!

I did everything over and over. My other sites are like a breeze .. that's why all this irritates my over the top of the moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grrrrrrrr -)
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I m just trying to figure out what to name the website and what kind of business website to start with I really don't have any experience with anything but driving buses and customer service representative bus driver for 10 yrs and customer service representative for 14 yrs I have a lot going on now my mama passed 4 months ago and trying to move
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mtrozzolillo Premium
Hi there. I'm trying to figure out my niche too so you are not alone. Maybe you could zone in on how to provide really good customer service or the pros and cons of providing a public service. I am so sorry for your loss of your mama. I'm sure she's proud of you. Hang in there.
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AshokG Premium
My interest is to offer Digital Marketing Services to my existing clients and other small and medium businesses in my country, where it's in high demand and workforce is substantially cheap.
For this leverage, I believe the model can be scaled globally!

I also strongly believe WA Affiliate program could add substantial
revenue.

Could this program help me achieve this ?
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KENIAJIMENEZ Premium
Hi Guys,

I am kind of confused on what exactly my niche be. I have been on a journey from eating a bad bad diet to a clean one, I have been on this journey for the past 10 years, needless to say I have loss weight, I feel amazing and my life in general has dramatically change. Two months ago I finished my studies in the Institude of Integrative Nutrition. So I am a certified Health Coach. I wanted to start a Blog about my journey from Fat to skinny. (healthy) , Also I have been saving recipes I made up, because I feel people need to learn how to make delicious healthy meals.. I can honestly say I am the happiest when I use my imagination and create a recipe for a salad. So with all this said I don't know what exactly my niche is. Please help!!!
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cramervod Premium
I see why you're a bit confused here. What would you say is your #1 goal with your experience. Is it to teach people to live a healthier life or to be a food blog with a focus on healthy meals that anyone can make.

Over time your entire experience is going to play a part but in getting things started to try to focus on a specific area first and then expand on it later.
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Hi I am at the same stage and also following a healthy diet.
I am going to try a niche and just fine tune or change as needed.
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KENIAJIMENEZ Premium
I would like to blog, to teach other how to change to a healthier life...does that make sense?
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KENIAJIMENEZ Premium
thru a food blog, I can help people change to a healthier life style. I can write about my journey, I have a target market in mind , women from 26 to 45 years old, they are Mom with jobs they want to change their eating habits and cook wholesome food for them and the family.
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Sounds good to me
Since I'm just starting out I dont think i can help much
But healthwise maybe so
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cramervod Premium
yes, it's absolutely fine and sounds like you have a good idea about who you want to create your content for.
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cramervod Premium
just don't try to wing it. It is far better to go into things with a plan then to improvise things as they come up. You could easily get too far off topic and create a mess of things.
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Hi, healthy food are very important these day for everybody, in all cultures. Somebody that could advise where to find high quality ingredients and how to prepare them properly is always welcome!
Best of luck!
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Hello, i am looking for help with my niche. I am leaning towards, weight loss, and fitness, but I am not even sure how I could narrow it down. Anyone have any ideas? I mean I like helping people reach their fitness goals, as well as their weight loss goals.
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DaleRodge Premium
To be honest you could probably get away with going at that as a general niche, but to laser target it you could look at specific things like "cutting belly fat", "getting 6 pack abs", "how to run 5k from nothing", "how to run a marathon"... Those are just a few ideas :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello Andres...
Why not make it more specific...like Tall men's fitness goals...or diabetic fitness goals? Come at it from a specific angle to help those who are maybe not getting help elsewhere. Does that make sense?

Blessings for your journey here on WA and beyond!

~Evon :)
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I like the cutting belly fat, it's broad, but very easy to narrow at the same time, because there are limitless ways to do this, from choosing the right diet, and the types of workouts, weather a person chooses to lift weight or if they prefer calisthenic workouts , but I could also help those people who have very little time to workout, make the best of the time they have to work out. I am starting to get pretty excited now that I have ideas running through my head. Thanks to both of you.
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I like this approach a lot too. I think I could find find a way to do that.
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LadybugLove Premium
As long as you can help people who need it...you will have business success. Good Content and helping people is KEY! Gotta build that trust. People buy from those they trust. :)
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okay, so I completed the first course and now that my website is all set up I don't know what to do because I really can't afford to buy any premium stuff and now it's saying I can't move on unless I buy something?I have one company interested in working with me and I'm sitting here looking like a deer in the headlights. What can I do besides buy the premium to find out how to make money?
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello Johnnique...

You can find free training through the search box at the top, but it may take you longer without the Premium package because you will be very limited. There is so much more through your premium membership, and at a Very LOW cost to begin an internet business of your own. Also it limits your ability to get help when you need it. But I've been told it can be done...it's just harder.

I like the easier road of getting all the help I need with Premium...so much available for such a crazy low cost. I consider it an investment in my amazing future online.

Blessings on your journey Johnnique!

~Evon :)
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Thank you
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OSoNFus3 Premium
I've added my Privacy Policy page and the All-in-one-SEO check boxes that should be checked on for this page are different than in the video. This is what I'm seeing (probably due to an update since the video was created)...

Robots Meta NOINDEX
(Check this box to ask search engines not to index this page.)

Robots Meta NOFOLLOW
(Check this box to ask search engines not to follow links from this page.)

Exclude From Sitemap
(Don't display this page in the sitemap.)

Disable on this page/post
(Disable SEO on this page.)

Disable Google Analytics
(Disable Google Analytics on this page.)

Kyle checks on four "Robots Meta" boxes, but I am only seeing two specifically. Have some of them been renamed in an update? Should any of the others be checked?

Thanks to anyone that can help!
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manne13666 Premium
Hi there!

I don't have the Exclude From Sitemap option, but I checked off the other four.

Hope that helps!

Michelle
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OSoNFus3 Premium
Thank you, Michelle - I actually did the same and left the sitemap one unchecked. I would think having the privacy policy listed there is probably a good idea. Tks again!
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I have a question. I just joined an affiliate program for my niche. The program wants me to upload an html file to my site and visit the page for validation. I know how to do it with the x10 free hosting that I use for my PTC referral pages that I make but how would I do that in siterubix? I'm guessing that it isnt possible is it?

My site rubix page is gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what

They want me to upload /84b9a558f0b06e1acba784587f242b7fa46a248d [dot] html

Then I have to visit gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what [slash] 84b9a558f0b06e1acba784587f242b7fa46a248d [dot] html and visit the page in order to verify that gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what belongs to me.

(Sorry for the weird cryptic form of my site but as a free member I am not aloud to include links, which by the way I need to include them in order to ask the question)

This is not possible is it?

Am I going to have to create a re-direct from my x10 site to my site rubix site in order to upload the html file and validate it?
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billyghawaii Premium
You will need to use FTP. Which is a file transfer protocol. Here is how
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Thank you. So I'm guess there is a way to access ftp through my dashboard? Like I said, I am familiar with how to do it with my free hosting at x10 but Im not sure how to access it in site rubix
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Sharlita Premium
Hi there, I haven't done this kind of stuff yet, but it looks like this is what you're talking about? Let me know if that helps :)
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Am Successfully complete with the Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started Level 1

Please Kindly, can some one help me financially with $ 19 so that i can upgrade to premium.
Honestly I don't expect to get it so soon and am having only 6 days LEFT.
(+256759221347 on Whatsapp)

Waiting to hear from you all Thanks.
God Bless You
Yours David Biryomumisho
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello David...you can earn it by referring someone to Wealthy affiliate...you would get paid monthly.

Go here to learn more... Blessings!

~Evon :)
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Thanks for your encouragement Dear.
But how do I get my affiliate link (my referral link) that I can use to refer my friends from all across social media platforms
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LadybugLove Premium
Look to your left in the column under your Activity Dashboard to "Affiliate Program" and click on it, or go to the "airplane" at the top of your WA page and click on it. It will show your personal referral link to post (at the top of the page) on your social media platforms.

My pleasure David!

Does this help?

~Evon :)
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Thanks for all the support Dear. I have seen my affiliate link.
Is it the same as a referral link?
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LadybugLove Premium
If you go under your Affiliate program details and click on 'links and tracking', you will find your main link.
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I lost both my parents before the age of 25 and then my only grandparent 2 years later. I am an only child. Grief was something I was so scared to face. I think my niche will be how to grieve the loss of both parents before the age of 25. Kind of depressing but I know there are people out there that need some words of strength and encouragement to know that there is life after death.
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VO57 Premium
difficult situation Smish. This is a very supportive community and there are some very talented and knowledgable people here to help you in any way - keep at it and good luck
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Enimra Premium
To talk about your feelings and choosing a niche on such a topic I think is very admirable. As you said, grief is something that a lot of people struggle to cope with. Best of luck for the future
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Kyle Premium
Sorry to hear about that. That is definitely something a lot of people have to deal with and the Internet is becoming the natural outlet for this.

Definitely something that you can help with here.
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LadybugLove Premium
I can relate...except for the age. I have lost both parents too, but I was 38 when Mom died and 46 when Dad died. Mom was turning 63 and Dad 74. I think death is difficult at any age...we don't want to let go. I often reflect back and wish for a second they were still here...and then think...no it was probably better for them than languishing away due to old age.

If you'd like to document your feelings about your parents deaths, come check out my new website about bullet journaling. Would be happy to help you in any way I can.

Here's my website:

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

Blessings of peace and hugs!

~Evon :)
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Hi everyone
Just started the WA journey and I feel instantly relieved. Online marketing has been something I have been researching for a while now but I just couldnt seem to find the first step to take.
Finding WA is helping me to eat the elephant, one bite at time in the right order.
I'm super excited to start working on my niche, I have million ideas and just need some help to rope them into 1 niche, cant wait to start putting some real focus into it!
Im curious about what people think of a website dedicated to parents finding their me time and how to use it, or something along those lines...
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cesarP Premium
Hello Ishtar, I know exactly how you feel. I, too have begun my WA journey and I was just like you, researching online marketing(for years) but not having a foundation, like a college for it. i am loving this first week and the fact that I have finally found my Online marketing Home and family. Hooray for US!!!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that could absolutely be a direction that you head with your niche. Parents finding their "me" time, I think that would be a unique and cool approach to a niche.
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paulinerose Premium
Hi all

Just starting my journey with WA, have to say glad I found them. When I had to decide on a niche it was daunting but after watching the video it really wasn't my niche is going to be gardening, I love my garden my hubby is a gardener so there we are niche sorted, now all I have to do is build a website and off I go
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MelaniLukito Premium
Very nice niche. Look forward to read your articles.
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ALos Premium
Hi Iam new at wealthy affiliate and I am finding that choosing a niche to be a very daunting task for me at the moment.I was thinking of affordable true plus size clothing online as my niche , there is massive competition in the plus size clothing industry but it has a big target audience. Iam a looking at a too broad niche in terms of keywords.

Any suggestions or input will be highly appreciated.

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

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

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

PS. Never worry about competition either, you are absolutely going to have an upper hand over any competition by being a member here at WA.
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maxandmerlin Premium
I think creating the first website can be overwhelming because of trying to decide which theme is right for the niche you have chosen. It can be difficult knowing if your first choice will be the right choice and then the knowledge that you'd have to re-do it all if it seems to look 'wrong' can be discouraging. I guess that's where determination comes in.
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Barryw1 Premium
The first time you do anything new can be challenging. Once you do it a few times it will be a breeze.
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Btwh Premium
That's very true. I have alternated between being happy with my niche then being worried it will be a failure. The more I put my website together the happier I am with it. Still a way to go yet and it has been so frustrating at times that I have felt like giving up but persevering. I like you am determined
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, it sure can be but with a bit of time and patience it all falls into place and becomes that much easier. Even easy to change out your theme etc. I remember just doubting me and my choice very well and then kept pushing on. It will come.........
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I have a small dilemma.

I'm considering choosing a niche among the broad theme of a nail polish blog, since nail art is a hobby and passion of mine. However, nail blogs are so well established across the internet that names are hard to come by. It seems that every creative blog name imaginable has been taken, and I was short on inspiration to begin with.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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MsMerry Premium
Is nailartdesigns.com or .co available? or just gorgeousnails.com It is a tuff one for sure. Maybe this will trigger more ideas.
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Hello! I have just signed up to WA for free and getting started! i am a complete newbie...I have never done anything like this before, but I am an athlete and love the idea of something I can work on and generate an alternative income as well as training. I am from the UK, and I see everything is described in $, can I easily work with £ instead of $?
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llj-tucson Premium
Hi, Abigail. Welcome to WA. Most of us started out as total newbies to Internet Marketing. The lessons all assume you're a beginner so have no fear :) Follow along step by step and you'll be just fine. And don't ever hesitate to ask a question.

As for currency, the beauty of the Internet is that it's global. Many, many websites are in pounds. Depending on your niche and the products you decide to promote, you may want to provide both. But I wouldn't worry that far down the road yet.

I'm sure you'll enjoy both the lessons and the community. Good luck to you!
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Kayakhu17 Premium
Hi Abivt
I'm from the uk also. I've had no problems getting onto different affiliate sites so far. I've been on WA 1 mth
good luck and follow all kyles lessons
Paul
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

If you have any further questions let me know Abigail. :)
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where i can see other websites are already succesfull with your program?
i open my account a few days ago and just today i really start to check this and i want to know this:
if i dont pay now i cn contine using your program?
if i pay 19 dollars first month, how much i have to pay the next months, 550 dollars for year?, if is like this, for me, is expenive, i really woud like to do this, because i have products for sell, but now i am starting and i dont have so much money, i even dont have credit card yet, i should wait to start untill i have credit card?
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feigner Premium
hi - you can stay here for free - you don't need to pay - but , there always is a but with free isn't there.
you lose the access to ask questions. you lose the offer of the first month. you lose so much, if you cannot afford to pay just stay awhile and really look around.
if you have products to sell then why not set up your free sites and go out and market them?
you will only be allowed to view the first level of the training on both certification and bootcamp for free, but make use of that knowledge.
look around on the site - it will not be structured but you will find lots of infrmation.
where can you go to see successful sites - check out nathaniels post here don't fool yourself that you will make a ton of money overnight - it does happen but ( there it is again) the normalilty is that you grow your business over months to years.
so start setting up your site, and create yourself a long term online business you can be proud of and help others in your niche for years to come
good luck with your online journey
phil
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I've got a question about the process, now does the process use a lead and landing page system, or is a 'squeeze page' used? For those wondering, a squeeze page is a marketing device used to entice the reader into giving their email in exchange for more info on the promoted product, which is then likely sent to an autoresponder linked to various similar deals which might interest the buyer, thus increasing traffic and, potentially, income. At least as far as I understand it.
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billyghawaii Premium
Remember a squeeze page is nothing more than trying to get user information without offering them anything in return. Some users may find that annoying, I do... Your question is would it be okay to hang some garlic at the entrance of your store hoping it may not turn people away? How would that impact the main mission of my website?.. ... I know, sick analogy ..

Find the balance...
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So a squeeze page is what some would consider to be underhanded, I kind of got that feeling when I first learned of it. Thanks for the input, now I know better!
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Iholding01 Premium
So I have considered doing my niche on the Kia Soul, being that I have owned one for the past six years and have even done my own work on it. I have a flood of ideas for other niches and will consider others later but my question. Is this a good niche to start with? Should I do something smaller?
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NyssaB Premium
As you have owned one for 6 years then I would go for that niche. The physical size of the product/niche is not really relevant. I you have ideas for it then go for it :)
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Iholding01 Premium
are there websites available to view how people search my niche
on google? More specifically the wording of the search and how many searches are made in a period of time?
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NyssaB Premium
Yes there is a whole lesson on it. If you are a premium member you get access to the 'keyword tool' which is located on the left. If you don't have it then you can sign up to Jaaxy. You get a couple of free searches with them.
Look for course 1 lesson seven. It'll take you through the process.
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oldcrock Premium
I would use the free Jaaxy, That WA gives you access . Then run your main keyword (Kai Soul), and see what it gives you, If you like that idea. The contact me and we can discus the results.
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ericcantu Premium
I'd first think about products you could write about that your target audience would be researching to buy and I'd imagine with any vehicle there are TONS. From headlights to stereo equipment to windshield wipers to tires and rims... so I don't think you'd ever be at a loss for what to write. Shoot, every year a new model comes out with all the new bells and whistles as well. You may have found your niche.
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Iholding01 Premium
Thank you for the info I did see the lesson
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cjcarrillo Premium
I've finally come up with a niche idea in mind but I want to know your opinions about this too. i am thinking of doing a make up reviews site, is it too broad if i'll put affiliate links on it too?

another question is, if i will create my website name on the free website, can I change it later on?
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Sharlita Premium
It's not too broad if you narrow it down to what kind of makeup. Eye make up, blushes, Nail Polish, what can you become an expert on. Your site has to be manageable to you. You can always change your website name, but not the domain name. Hope that helps :)
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Ibhar Premium
i think is ok... but you should buy a domain name... is better for rankings and for increase your brand name, but if you build your site on a subdomain you can always pass the content to another domain, when you feel ready to improve your brand
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Hi cjcarrillo.
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family!

Question: Is a niche for makeup too broad?
Answer: Yes!

Question: Why is makeup too broad of a niche?
Answer: The reason makeup is too broad of a niche is
because makeup can be any of the following:
1. Foundation
2. Eye Shadow
3. Mascara
4. Lipstick
5. Lip liner
6. Lip gloss
7. Blush
8. Etc., etc., etc.

I suggest making a list, like the one above, and then choose the niche (makeup) that interests you the most. Say, you like wearing lipstick. You could write a blog comparing Maybelline lipstick to Covergirl lipstick.

cjcarrillo, I hope this bit of advice helps.
I wish nothing but the best for your journey.
I will be following you on WA.
God bless,
JWR
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cjcarrillo Premium
this is a big help, thanks a lot!
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Do a web search to see what the top ten product searches have been for 2017. Although I would recommend figuring out what your own hobbies and interests are and go by that. You should probably deal with products that you are familiar with and have some knowledge about. I am an Audio Engineer so in the past I had created a website that offered audio/music production software
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Cool advice
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GerardBudi Premium
Hi Kyle, Besides my initial pages (About Me, Getting Started and Privacy Policy), I have added "Build your Website" in the menu of my website. The URL is :http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/building-a-website. Within this Category, I have created 3 topics which are: (1).http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/get-a-domain-name, (2),http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/build-your-websites-framework and (3). http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/the-direction-of-your-website. Can I please get your comments? Thanks and best regards, Gerardus
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Looking to start my niche as a blogger and writer for up billiard news and pool room talk. Anyone think I may have some luck? I hope to be able to sell pool cues and balls and other accessories maybe with links to tables on my future site. Also this site has helped me out immensely so far and everyone is so nice! Thanks!
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cramervod Premium
Any niche is possible I took a quick look at google trends and billiards isn't something that's gaining in popularity. Pool (cue sports) is on the rise in some small country so see what your research tells you.
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Kyle Premium
That can definitely be a direction you head here. I woudl head in the billiard or pool direction, I wouldn't try to tackle both spaces. They are huge.
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Snowdrop Premium
Kyle,
I have followed along with the video but my web page is not showing the three pages I have created as headers along the top, in fact they are not showing at all.
What have I done wrong? I have done everything right up until
that point correctly! Please advise
Thank you.
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cramervod Premium
You will create a menu in course 2. That is how your pages are going to be displayed on the website.
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Snowdrop Premium
Thank you for you help, it is appreciated.
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lkaplan Premium
Hey everyone- I could use some of your advices.. When choosing a niche I cannot think of MANY articles about this very targeted niche. Instead I can think of creating a website, for example for ‘traveling cheap’ and than inside make many articles, for example ‘how to find a cheap flight’, ‘how to find the best cheap hotel’, ‘best way to learn new basic language for traveling’ etc.. Is this kind of thinking is healthy to start with as my first niche or am I am thinking wrong?
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DaveSw Premium
That seems like a niche that is pretty tightly with the focus, yet broad enough that you will have plenty of useful content that you can create...

I am pretty sure there are also many ways to monetize this niche, travel is a good niche in general...I think you can go with this, you are thinking right in my opinion!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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cramervod Premium
That sounds like one path. Could be a tips and tricks section for a website on cheap/free travel. You could also include sections of what not to do, what to do if you're ..., best deals....

I would suggest that you find out exactly how much information you can include on the niche before you start with the pages. This way you don't get stuck on 5 posts with anything left to write.
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As a new member, I have started lesson 2. So far, the lessons are very informative and have been answering any questions that I have to up to this point. I will probably be moving through them a little slow so that I can soak it all in. Thanks to everyone for being so kind and helpful to me.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, you are moving right along. Great to hear about your progress thus far Melissa! :)
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Hello I started my website, and its a women's store. But I promote on facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Is there a good strategy to use to sell amazon products on social media? My problem is getting sells, I figured out how to promote my links and post in groups in facebook. But how do I get sells though?
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billyghawaii Premium
Some good information for you in case you didn't know.
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des1963 Premium
Hello Alan.
It's actually going to be easier with your website. One thing I've learned is to make sure you set up an account on social media for your website or business. As you post on your website for example. reviews or comparisons of women's clothes or product descriptions you'll post to social media with links promoting your store. Do you have Buffer? Do you know what Quuu is? If you do or don't let me know and I can guide you from there. These things you want to set up now so they are in place going forward, because they will help grow your social media massively. There's a couple more I need to tell you about also that will actually help to put your social media promoting on auto pilot. I'm online now so just let me know and I'll get right back to you.

Best Regards,
Deborah
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thank you Billy Appreciate the information. Blessings I will read through it.
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Hi Deborah , no i have no idea what buffer is or quuu is? How do i set them up , I have a wordpress site.

Thank You,
Alan
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des1963 Premium
Okay, first you want to set up a seperate Google+, Facebook, and Twitter account for your business/website. Once you have done that, you want to set up a buffer account at:
https://buffer.com/

Then go to: https://www.quuu.co/ sign up for free and make sure to have buffer linked to it which you do during sign up.

After that is done you want to go to If This Then That:
https://ifttt.com/

This is a menu of things for different social media where you can have comments auto sent...this is terriffic! It cuts down on the amount of time you spend responding to like tweets and comments.

Also sign up at Quora for free. Ask a question and start answering questions you know the answer to. I try to do 3 a day. You can also join different groups on quora and submit posts...this helps in building your reputation and getting your name out there. Let me know if you run into any problems.
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Thank You Deborah cool. I have signed up for most social media sites I made my own pages for my store. Now I will sign up for buffer.,
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Ok I signed up for buffer and quuu. But what is quuu about, What are those stories for does it post them on my pages??? And which five did you choose??
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des1963 Premium
The best way to explain quuu is it's a blog sharing site. You pick out the best categories for your website and join them. Once you start posting, they will get shared through those groups plus businesses looking for content. What happens is when someone likes your content then they share it with others in their social media groups which can lead to boosting your follows...the same with quora.
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des1963 Premium
If you go here and subscribe to this channel on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsV8UZgsAIr-OXea3aDg6VQ
then you can watch the videos on social media, There is 5 of them. Buffer, Quuu, and ifttt are all fully explained there. All some interesting stuff about Pinterest.
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Wow Awesome This is so cool, Thank you So much Des, Awesome I did everything you told me. Thank you so much for all your help. Blessings.
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des1963 Premium
Anytime you need help just let me know and I'll do what I can.
Best Wishes to you!
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Thank You so much
Blessings
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Good Night
Blessings
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SoulIgnite Premium
As a person who has ADHD I started this course almost a month ago and came upon Lesson 7 and stopped dead in my tracks. I recognized where I was and started to chant to have course to take immediate and deliberate action. So I did Today and the most arduous part was listening to the audio and video it initially did not grab my attention. I was overwhelmed so I watched it in bits took a break and came back to it. I am now moving on to the lesson above Tomorrow.
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Btwh Premium
I found that way is best for me too. Just do what's best for you
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front9agency Premium
Sorry for a copy/paste question, but I wanted to ask here as well:

I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way, but do I have to host at the platform chosen by WA (siteRubix)? I'm very comfortable with squareSpace and have built & hosted several sites there (all of which I've gotten great results with on the SERPs for clients, too. I'm a squareSpace circle member & get premium support if needed there, too.

Why it never dawned on me to try to do this to make money for myself is certainly a question for a WA blog post. :) So...

Is there anything wrong with taking all other aspects of the knowledge I'm getting here but doing my hosting & website creation elsewhere? TA
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dlibreros Premium
I think you should be fine. Hosting your websites on SiteRubix is just a bonus to the WA membership.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Jason, you don't need to host your websites here if you are comfortable with squarespace. WA hosting is just a tool WA offers. You won't be forced or are limited to do certain things. You have your freedom to choose whatever you want to do. WA just provide you with all the training, resources and tools whenever you need them. That's why WA is so good. Some other platforms are very restricted.

Hope this answers your questions and I wish you all the best!
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I am completely new to WA amd just finished my first lesson for the day and the only question I have for now is, how long will it take on average for a new business to make its first sale? I do not mind putting time and effort into anything just as long as I know there is a pay off that is worth while.
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Huffman Premium
You will hear a lot of people say, "It depends on your niche." If you go to your site manager, then details, there will be meters that tell you how you site is doing. You want to do you best to look good for search engines, but that will take a while, possibly up to a year. However, Social Media Promotion and learning PPC which is later on in the training and you can start profiting once you get a good grasp on how it all works. The more training you watch and actually learn from will help you make sales faster. :)
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CobusvdM Premium
I started to make small (very small) amounts from Google Adsense after my second month. I'm almost 4 months in now and I have 2 websites up and running. My search engine trust is going up, though It takes a fairly long time for the search engines to trust your website. If you continuously add new content and follow through with what is taught, you should have decent traffic to your websites within about 6 months. You will be taught on different ways to monetize your sites. My take on it is that the money is made in affiliate sales rather than Adsense.
...Just commit yourself for 6 months before you expect fire works.
I suggest you read the following post:
https://mybusinesswhy.com/define-your-my-business-why
Cheers :)
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MHulsizer Premium
Im right there with you and totally understand what your feeling. Im within my first month and I will be honest with you I have worked my behind off and still havent made a sale. I have gotten discouraged but then I talked to people and listened to Kyle and I realized this is not a scam....!! That's why This is going to make me money!! That is why I just overnight have made my first $0.06 with AdSense. (you'll learn more them later) This program and this business if you stay with it will do what is says! But it will take time! You HAVE to have patience and work hard. A friend from the community told me yesterday, " The only reason people dont succeed, is because they give up." You got this! Stick with it! And if you need anything just holler! We are only a click away!! Best of luck and welcome to WA!
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I just wanted to comment. I was feeling alone and frustrated
about my passion for online success and personal achievement. You find a product you know and understand and begin the process to market and then the wall! So many methods and different ideas where do you turn? I feel blessed to have found WA. In fact WA makes me feel that there is truly hope. Thank you very much for being real and honest and trustworthy. WA should be the very first place people go to start a online business. I can't believe you can truly begin for free although I will go premium the minute I can. Again, Thank you
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Huffman Premium
WA should be the first place people go, but instead of looking for long term online businesses, most people are looking to make $100,000 in a month, then they see making money online as impossible. I'm glad you can see the business aspect. Start small and consistently work on your site(s) and you will start to see more and more success, but we all have to start from the beginning! :)
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MsMerry Premium
I feel the same way Peter. It is so easy to get 'lost' with other programs and WA is where everyone should start if they do not know anything at all. So much time can be saved and you never feel alone. Nicely said.
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jed2017 Premium
pkosta, can I use this as a testimonial? Great comment!
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BeyersT Premium
You going to love it here training is easy and very straight forward if you don have a niche yet I recommend start with the Wealthy Affiliate bootcamp it is good if you feel stuck you can ask me too I will offer help where I can. May you be successful here.
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