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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Yep im also a complete novice on affiliate marketing. So far its been very interresting and i like that the creative possibilies is of course endless. Love everything about it. Feel like im a child again lol, learning new things in a new world. Also not sure of premium...think its propably the way to go if one goes full time
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You know, it's also my feeling when start learning yesterday
i can say now the word of Martin Luther King, " I Have A Dream "
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so im a complete novice and working my way through slowly... i have a niche, created a website on my free membership, done my SEO setup, im really enjoying the process its taking me a while to get my head around things but am really excited and enjoying this process, seriously considering premium membership, do i need premium if i seriously want to make a success of this?
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mob2dream Premium
First of all welcome and all the best. From your profile you have a lot of things (skills & hobbies) that will make you rich and happy.

Regarding going to perineum, if subscription fee not an issue for you now go for it. Otherwise you can wait and do some practice until you feel will take off to real business from your own choice.

Regards,
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Welcome. Lisa I have read your profile. I wish you all the best. I belive you have a reason to accomplish financial goals. So you will!
I am also novice and can understand you. Enjoy all the steps of your journey to finacial independance.
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cherylhutch Premium
I followed the steps. The "added pages" show in my backoffice for the site ("About Me" and "Privacy Policy" which I added. But when I click on my website I don't see pages added. I only see the theme's sections, auto-built into the wordpress theme I'm using. It's ridiculous... {sigh} http://stoppainfulperiodsnaturally.siterubix.com/
SEE what I mean???
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cramervod Premium
you need to get to course 2 and build your menu.
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cherylhutch Premium
Okay, lesson 2 of the Starter, or Lesson 2 of the certificate?
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cramervod Premium
sorry meant to say it's in course 2 in one of the lessons.
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cherylhutch Premium
okay thank you
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YMerritt Premium
Good day. I noticed you wrote you are looking for your 'about me and privacy policy" in your profile? They will show up on your site as your menu items on top of the page. I hope this helps, if not just let me know. Best of luck to you here at WA!
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K1idd1e Premium
Question. I'm working on lesson 9. With the about me and privacy policy. I'm getting through it but when I click to see my profile they don't show up on my website. I checked to make sure they were published and they are. So I guess what im asking is I don't know why they are not showing up on my website.
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MsMerry Premium
Did you add them to your menu Kendra? If you did then you should see them. Go to Appearance then click menu in your dashboard and add them.
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K1idd1e Premium
Thanks a bunch! Got it figured out!
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Hi,
I got stuck with my niche actually...
I'm currently working as a wellness coach...
Helping people to lose weight and maintain etc... etc...
And I'm interested in motivational and inspirational stuff...
Right now I've started writing an eBook on the topic of "Best 3 Principles/Factors to prove you are a Successful... Do you have them?"
And I'm a guy who is interested in stuff like dating tips and relationship advice...
Which is the best to start with? And suggest me some keywords also for my niche...
Thank You...
Lokesh Maadhu...
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William67 Premium
Hi! Welcome to WA. I actually wrote a small training that helps new members choose the right niche for them.

You can check it out here. Best of luck!
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Thanks, William...
I just read your post... It's really awesome filtering... I'll try and get back to you if any support needed...
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It looks like all topics seem to have something in common - feeling good. You know, even for the weight loss it is important to start from that otherwise the person starts "eating emotions" and due to emotional stress cortisol levels rise what triggers the chemical chain which might end up in obesity. I probably would create more generic stuff in the centre - motivational and inspirational stuff and other topics like the branches of the tree around it. It depends on the SEO, to find out how it works - if it is better to put everything in one website or in the separate ones.
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Thank you! I'll check it out.
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Thank you so much, dude...
definitely, i'll check it out and start one...
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Hi,
I got stuck with my niche actually...
I'm currently working as a wellness coach...
Helping people to lose weight and maintain etc... etc...
And I'm interested in motivational and inspirational stuff...
Right now I've started writing an eBook on the topic of "Best 3 Principles/Factors to prove you are a Successful... Do you have them?"
And I'm a guy who is interested in stuff like dating tips and relationship advice...
Which is the best to start with? And suggest me some keywords also for my niche...
Thank You...
Lokesh Maadhu...
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RKingsley Premium
Hi Lokesh,

William67's training is a great start. If you are still stuck, I like to suggest thinking of three things:

1) What are you passionate about? (I guess motivation and inspiration)
2) What are you knowledgable about? (your e-book is a great start)
3) What do you often talk about (Probably wellness)

So the trick now is to narrow it down. Which of those niches can you see yourself being able to enjoy writing about the most?

As for keywords, it's covered in the training... have you gotten to that part yet?
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I'm really amazed by your reply RKingsley...
Thank you so much for your reply...
I didn't reach still there... Going slowly and understanding everything for better performance...
Is it better to start doing 3 things at a time?(If I can manage!)
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RKingsley Premium
It's better to start of being more targeted. Try a single niche at first!

I highly recommend you continue through the training. it's very common to have questions that are answered on the next lesson :)
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Definitely...
Once again Thanks for your great reply...
I'll complete the training and I'll get back to you if I need any support...
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Small doubt again!
I can write about any of my regular activities nicely and interestingly(Motivational Blog or Wellness Blog),
But which is more profitable in the long run(as per demand and monetization opportunities)???
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RKingsley Premium
You might not like this answer... all of them have equal money making potential. Just go through the rest of the training and follow the steps, it will all become clear!
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Very smart answer Man...
Thank you...
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ggee Premium
Probably another dumb question but...If I click on the Affiliate box at the top of the opening page, is the link provided unique and credited to me automatically? Or are there additional steps? It just seems way too simple. I hope it is but I have to clarify. Help?
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billyghawaii Premium
No dumb questions here, you're good. Go to you profile and you will find the link to WA there.. at the end of the link are the codes that will give you the credit. Any other affiliate links you find throughout WA you will see your code in them and you can share it with others
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ggee Premium
Thank you much, Billy.
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YaakovY Premium
This is all so new to me and seems like I will need to watch these videos many times until I have it clear. Is that something you recommend or continue on with the training and then as long as I have a basic understanding it will just become clear from experimenting / just trying it more?
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KikiP Premium
Follow the instructions, and then if you need to go back to clarify anything, you can re-watch.
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SkippyKick61 Premium
Right now I am using the WA tool, checking google...am I missing some key data by not using JAAXY? I am trying the free trial right now. Maybe I am missing the full functionality ability due to the limitations of the free trial.
Any guidance and your experience is greatly appreciated.

Sean
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William67 Premium
Hey Sean, I used the JAAXY tool when I first started out WA as a trial. It is a neat tool that offers in depth analysis of keywords. However, with a little bit of creativity, I was able to learn how to effectively use the free Keyword Tool + Google.

So, I don't think you are missing much with the JAAXY tool.
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SkippyKick61 Premium
Thank you William. I am sure as I scale up the tool will be more useful.
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Aikidoteache Premium
Hi, I have some affiliate programmes which have their own landing pages, at the moment I am focusing on Facebook ads to direct to these landing pages, where does my own website figure in this - is it primarily to capture leads and THEN redirect to the landing pages of the programme?

Regards

Paul
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MrEasyDoesIt Premium
Is it super complicated
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Aikidoteache Premium
Ok, what I was getting at was which is preferable I guess, Where does having your own site come in when you have links to a programmes own landing page. Maybe I answered my own question in the process :)
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Kyle Premium
You don't need to capture leads, you can drive your traffic directly to affiliate offers (there are over 500 million products that you can promote as an affiliate) and then you earn commissions that way.

Once you have a solid base of consistent traffic you can consider capturing leads as well, cross that bridge when you get there though. :)
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Eviehen Premium
I really liked the 6 Ways to Earn Money With Your Wordpress Blog tutorial. I think it is really interesting how she used Colic as a niche. It would have been hard to imagine making money from writing a blog about colic but now...aha! I understand. Very cool and informative.
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donyutuc Premium
There'll be a lot more aha moments up ahead, Julie. :)

Cheers!
Don
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MrEasyDoesIt Premium
I hope this all begins to make more sense
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Shadz1975 Premium
Hi, Im having troubles in understanding the whole concept of having your own website. I have a niche that I am wanting to go with but not understanding the website as I personally don't having anything of my own to sell. Do I promote other website's and gain commission or do I have to have something of my own?
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Surfdude123 Premium
You can sell your own or go with affiliate products and insert the link to the products in your blog content. You can also promote WA and sell niche related products. Amazon Associates is a good way to go.
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LisaPrince1 Premium
I'm going to affiliate with Amazon too..mines music. I'm.taking my passion for music and using the affiliate program to refer albums CDs and accessories to expose a contemporary audience to classic influences
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William67 Premium
Hey Shadz! Welcome to WA. I will try my best to answer that question for you. One form of generating income from a website is through ads. Example, Google's Adsense. You can put ads on your website and get money from the ads. The more traffic you have, the more likely someone will click on those ads.

You can get income via commission which is the Affiliate Marketing/Program. Example, if you are an Amazon affiliate and make a blog review of a product you purchased via Amazon and leave your link directing them to Amazon, then you can make a commission if they either go to the Amazon site and purchase something within 48 hours or the product itself.

You get the commission because you are bringing traffic (paying customers) to Amazon.

The way you get people to your page is by SEO and just spreading your website around.

Hope this helps.
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Shadz1975 Premium
Thank you so much for your help, I just need an idea in what I will actually be doing, was feeling quite blind.
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Shadz1975 Premium
So can I look up any affiliate program and join with them and link them to my website or do they have to be with WA
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Shadz1975 Premium
Can you tell me, do you have access to email addresses when you are promoting an ad or affiliate program or does the information bypass you?
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Kyle Premium
You don't collect the information yourself unless you have "email optins" on your site. If you are promoting an affiliate program, they typically keep that information private or it would be a breach of privacy.
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FrancineDeni Premium
HELP!!!!! I have a domain name picked. It's an idea I was perking on a couple of years ago, and naively did a search for domains. GoDaddy popped up as a domain search . I put my domain name idea and they locked it up tight. Their site said it's taken but I could purchase it for 69.00 dollars and 20% commission. (Commission on what is a mystery) I never purchased the .com domain . It's now two years later and they still have that name on lock down for purchase with commission. Should I go with a .net or .org? I can pick the domain name through WA as a .com but I would need to insert a slight variation in it by inserting a dot between the two main words of my domain . Any suggestions? Is this question clear?
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CMD2012 Premium
I would go with the slight variation on the name as long as it is clear what your niche represents. That way you can still hold on to that and get your domain up and running. Hope this helps, good luck!
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davidbanciu Premium
If it's a two word domain you should consider buying it. The .org domains are for non profit, the .net for networks, and the .com for commercials businesses, so go for .com
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, someone else bought it before you, but, allow yourself to come up with a new one to your liking. I would stay away from the period because you'd want it to be easy to remember and not so similar to someone else, and buy it here at WA since it's a better deal. Best wishes!
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LisaPrince1 Premium
Something's not right here. None of my domain suggestions were more than 15$ and on what for commission is right. You're not even at that part of the training. Talk to Kyle and Carson ASAP!!!
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davidbanciu Premium
The domain name costs 69 dollars on GoDaddy, not on the hosting site
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FrancineDeni Premium
Thank you so much for your input!
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FrancineDeni Premium
Thank you!!! Very helpful information!
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FrancineDeni Premium
Go Daddy locked it up and now wants $69.00 for it and 20% commission. Their site said "buy this domain for 69.00 plus 20% commission. It's the commission part that puzzles me. I. Put off by their tactic. And by the thing. I'd buy it otherwise.
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davidbanciu Premium
How do i turn one of the pages into the "home page", meaning the page that has the URL of the website. Kyle has "How to lose belly fat today" as the home page. I have a Home page as a custom link, and i want to delete it and create a new page called Home. How can i make the URL of my Home page the URL of the website?
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, in your menus section make sure you have a menu set up and your front page has been added, then look for menu structure, there you can customize it: click to edit your front page and where it says navigation label you can write HOME or whatever you prefer, then the address to that page will be your domain. Hope that helps!
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EOPolini Premium
I forgot to mention you need to specify what your front page displays, which you can do in "writing" under your dashboard settings, before you customize your menu. Cheers!
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Do I have to upgrade to WA Premium membership the minute I joined the WA Starter plan? How is the Starter Paln different from Premium membership besides MORE coaching, MORE expert access, MORE training, MORE live classes, MORE keywords, MORE websites, MORE hosting, and MORE success? Can I evaluate my income potential by joining as WA affiliate before upgrading to Premiium?
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Hi.
If you are new on Internet Marketing so joining WA and upgrade it's the best choice. A lot of information and tools that can help you.

But if you have already business income stream so you could gather information without any pressure to upgrade. But noted again that upgrading is best choice.

Cheers,
Adittia
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Rei,
You ave asked:

"MORE coaching, MORE expert access, MORE training, MORE live classes, MORE keywords, MORE websites, MORE hosting, and MORE success? Can I evaluate my income potential by joining as WA affiliate before upgrading to Premium?"

The answer to all of these questions is yes. You also asked if you needed to upgrade to WA Premium the minute you joined. The answer to that question is no. You can remain a free member for as long as you like.

As you can see, there are many benefits to joining Premium, but the timing of when or if you join is entirely up to you.

Best regards,
Kathy
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I am a computer repair worker, and I make wedding invitations and thanksgiving cards, I used to work with the company, but because I have been sick and can not do the job, then I was expelled from the company, because I no longer needed, I Intend to do this work alone at home, if I can be helped to get business capital, I am very proud, I can run my own business, which is managed my own. If you can help me.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Sounds like you have some very useful skills. You have joined up with an affiliate marketing group which provides training to allow you to do what you have described. It is up to you to follow the training, which is very good. Go to Get Started Here button and do the lessons.
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ztslay Premium
So, I am already hosting a few sites through HostGator, but I really appreciate how easy it is to view your sites within the Site Manager of SiteRubix. As a Premium Member is it possible to add and view your own websites through SiteRubix if they’re hosted by a different platform?
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kdimeo Premium
No, unfortunately, only sites hosted through WA are able to be viewed via site comments and site feedback. However, there are places in the training where you are encouraged to post an article for comments and feedback.
Kathy
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ztslay Premium
Okay, good to know! Thx
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ladyluck2013 Premium
Hi Zac,
Have you considered transferring your sites on HostGator to WA? If you do this, you will not have to pay for the hosting. Here is a link that explains how to do this: Hope this helps,
Deidre
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johngoodluck Premium
I am intending to make a multi-lingual website. Is it possible to customize the affiliate banners as well? For example: let's say I sell hiking stuff for Amazon in English. Can I sell similar hiking stuff from a German or French hiking company (that has an affiliate program) through my website?
Appreciate any feedback on this query.
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@RICH. Premium
I would focus on English first, as Amazon has OneLink which enables you to sell from the US, Canada and UK stores all with one link. You can always add in other languages later on, by creating subdomains.
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feigner Premium
can you use the hreflang tag to customise your site for the various languages - you have different pages pulled up dependant on the language chosen.
you will need to do a lot of research into using it with your site
maybe research into underscores as a theme - totally customisable.
there maybe themes out there which pick up on the computers language and customise the theme content - if available - to give the visitor the best possible experience
just my thoughts - this may not be available
i know the hreflang is a way of setting the language and underscores is a basic theme customisable with css - but as for being able to customise the theme - don't know
so maybe you have a drop down box for choosing a different language - seen it done

good luck with your online journey
phil
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jcmackenroth Premium
Yesterday, I asked the question via Live Chat about CPU. Someone mentioned that each website has 30GB or limited to 25%. Is that correct? I am aware of that the support team is supposed to answer this, but they did not answer my question a little bit long time. So is EACH website limited to 25% CPU -or- just all 50 websites together have limited of 25% CPU at once? I do not want to take a risk if this happens when my future website may be more than 25% CPU without my knowledge then the site would block anytime. Your answer would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Sylvain34 Premium
Ask the support again they will answer you if you have any doubt. Usually it is quite quick
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jcmackenroth Premium
Thank you :-)
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SteveRisley Premium
I did what I was asked to do through lesson 7. I'm not sure the content even just on my About Me page. I;m not very experienced writing anything let alone Quality Content. See, when I created content I just put down something out of my head. Believe me I've seen better. How do I get some feedback on what I have written on my site
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Steve, Don't worry about writing anything as what you did is the way to start, you can always refine it or add to it as you go on. Writing from your head is always best at all times as then is will be original and that is what Google and other search engines like.

If you want some feedback for it you can go and ask here: but remember the give and take on WA so do please volunteer to return the favour.

Geoff
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Hi, on the training video above there are 4 'Robot' boxes that are checked to avoid google indexing for the Privacy policy. On my page that I am editing there are only 2 'Robot' boxes.

There are also boxes for 'Disable on this page/post' and 'Disable Google analytics'. Should these be checked?
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cramervod Premium
just do the 2
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aimeem19 Premium
I was wondering the same thing. I just checked the two that were the same as in the video and left the others unchecked. I hope that was correct.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks Eric. Have a good one :)
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Ledward Premium
Hello all I'm hoping you might be able to help, I am single mum from the UK and uni student, iv spent hundreds on other affiliate educational platforms and feel no more confident about affiliate marketing let alone tech in itself. Do you think WA will provide me with the tools I need to start right from scratch? Thank you for your advice in advance.
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Prinz Premium
Hi. I'm a mum of two and I currently live in Saudi Arabia. I can't speak for everybody who joins WA, but I can say for sure that not everyone who goes to university makes it and graduates with flying colours. Some people join WA and make it; others don't and give up.
I joined WA in 2014 as a free member, but gave up after 3 months to chase other goals. I came back in July 2016 and was more determined to succeed. I didn't hesitate to go premium and after one year, I'm glad I kept working at this. I was new to affiliate marketing when I started, but I've learnt a lot along the way and sure to learn more.
I hope you take the right decision.
Best of luck!
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ssmith0116 Premium
Hi guys, I have written my about me section for one of my websites. I have a technical question, I would like to include social media links in the about me section. Does anyone know how to add the plugin that correctly links to all social media versus having to input the actual name or social media site. Often on blog business websites, there is an icon . Please advise?
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cramervod Premium
You want people to leave your site and go to your social media pages? Why?
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Prinz Premium
What theme are you using? You can do that with Thrive theme and content builder. I'm not sure about a plugin that you can specifically use to add social media buttons on a page. I hope someone can help with that because I'm curious too.
Can Social Icons by WPZOOM do the trick?
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ssmith0116 Premium
Thats a good point. From marketing perspective gives more and creates more of a following and interest. For example my favorite bloggers, and you tubers I follow their social accounts because I just like their brands, tutorials, or whatever else I am interested in. Later could potentially use social media ads to generate leads and traffic, twitter for business, and Facebook.
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ssmith0116 Premium
Hi Pinz,
Thank you for the response, I am not sure what theme I am using but since we live in a digital world, I thought it made sense to setup a social site . Perhaps that is just my interest in marketing. Not sure, but will figure it out.
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cramervod Premium
Thank you that makes more sense to me. More of a contact page then just here is my social go and take a look thing.
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Prinz Premium
It's easy to check that. On your WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance then select Themes. The theme that you are currently using would show "Active" and "Customize".
As for the plugin social icons by WPZOOM, you can try it. The widget would show up on your homepage and posts, depending on where you place it. I'm not sure how you can place those social buttons on a specific page, though. I used WPZOOM on one of my sites (https://checkovulation.com/) and placed it at the side and foot of my website.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
I have started to create the initial framework for my website. Since it is related to natural alternatives to treat illness it seems I will need to also add a FDA Disclaimer. In the same way that the Privacy Policy is essentially a cut and paste job, is this the same approach for the disclaimer?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it would be the same sort of approach. You could fine a good FDA type disclaimer or you could have something in your footer that indicates that your advice should not replace a doctors advice.

Ultimately if people buy something though, the "product' should have the proper disclaimers.
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Rbobejr1960 Premium
Yes as Kyle said you will need a good disclaimer, you can do a search for disclaimers in google and find examples you could use or use to make your own. like this one for example

http://www.contractology.com/free-medical-disclaimer.html
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Bawashom Premium
I know your delimi my real passion is artist related. I was told too broad so I included all crafts. I know there are many affiliate program s out there. I chose Craftiness is Happiness and found several pictures to use. I just searched craft pictures. Good luck and God Bless
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Im struggling to narrow my niche down. I love all things that are craft related and diy projects. I am a passionate crochet and knitter, this is how i spend most of my free time. I assume going with the Crochet/Knitting niche is best because I love it so much but Im stuck on which direction to take it in. So, I guess my question is which angle do I take with my crochet/Knitting Niche to narrow it down? Thoughts?
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dionibas Premium
As a "wanna-be knitter", I think video lessons would be great along with selling supplies...
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks Bailey, it's a bit of a challenge but I guess I just have to work through it slowly! The niche I've chosen is Skincare. I have a few ideas for content but not much yet. I just published the pages and can see them on my site. Looks good! :-)
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suzy2107 Premium
Hey guys, I saved my first 3 pages as a draft, as per the instructions. Should they show up on my website or do they need to be published first? Another question I have is, how am I going to build content when I don't yet have a business or any ideas to promote yet? I am really starting out at base level!
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BaileyC Premium
What is your website about? You need to find content that you want to share with your audience to build a following. You will need to publish your sites first prior to them being seen on your site. Hope that helps!
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Joanne-G Premium
I'm embarrassed to admit this....but....I got stuck on this silly technology thing with doing the Go Daddy website change over, even after posting over a month ago on this issue. I can't find my posts, either!

So, I let this block me from moving forward with my WA work. After reading all the posts below and elsewhere on doing a domain change-over, I'm a bit confused about whether it's best to transfer or redirect my 3 domain names with GD.I could really use some help to move forward.! :-)

Go Daddy is my domain registrar and hosting company.

So, some questions I'd love support with!!

To move past lesson 1:
1) Do I have to redirect or transfer my 3 Go Daddy domain names to WA before I can build my first website with my own domain names? Or can I build it then do the domain name shift?

2) My domains have been inactive for some time, so I don't have protection with GD. Is it best to transfer or point my domains here as I'm just starting out with my websites?

Will it cost me to transfer 3 domains? if so, is it best to redirect for now?
When would I transfer to WA?
Is it best to let my domains run out with GD, then repurchase them with WA?

Ahhh....thanks for any insight you can offer! I really do best by talking techie stuff out, not reading through. All about learning styles :-)
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EOPolini Premium
Relax, it all works little by little; just keep moving, since there's lots to learn here at WA. To help with your questions:
1) Do I have to redirect or transfer my 3 Go Daddy domain names to WA before I can build my first website with my own domain names? Or can I build it then
do the domain name shift?
You can build and then worry about definite domains later. Transfering is not critical if they are not active. If you have websites then you would need to move them to WA, which is a different process than transfering domains.
2) My domains have been inactive for some time, so I don't have protection with GD. Is it best to transfer or point my domains here as I'm just starting
out with my websites?
You can just point if you are set on keeping them until you find out how to implement all transfers.
Will it cost me to transfer 3 domains? if so, is it best to redirect for now?
You will have to purchase an additional year for each, but remember, transfering your domains is not avbsolutely necessary..
When would I transfer to WA?
Is it best to let my domains run out with GD, then repurchase them with WA?
You may not be able to repurchase the same domains, so if you really want them you can just transfer later. If it's not a great loss you can just let them go and come up with new ones when you're ready.
Hope that helps!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi EOPolini,

Thank you for such a detailed reply.
So, to recap:
I can start the creative process of building my website now.
I can just point my domain names to WA for now.
The domain names are up for renewal this Fall, but I can just keep them "perpetually" directed to WA, to avoid the one-year costs. Correct?

Again, thanks for your help! I appreciate you taking the time to help me sort things out.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, when they are up for renewal you would have to pay regardless, unless you have decided to let them go, in which case you shouldn't even use them here, but, if you intend to keep them and they are not tied to a website, then simply follow the lessons to create your first website with your own domain.
Again, if you decide to let them go just continue your training with free websites until you're ready for the next step.
In any case, you don't want to tackle more than one initially.
Best wishes!
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Kksb0711 Premium
You CAN build it first and then do the domian shift. If you still have a GD account and have access to your domains then you should be able to transfer them.

It should not cost any money to do it, but I am not completely familiar with GD, so I am not sure if they would charge a fee. But they shouldn't.

You can transfer to WA whenever you want, but sooner is better. You could let your domains run out and then purchase them again, but then you run the risk of losing them to someone else.
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Joanne-G Premium
Good advice about tackling one site at a time. :-)
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Joanne-G Premium
I just did the redirect for now. I'll figure it out the transfer thing down the road. I just want to get going, and I got so stumped on the initial technology thing that caused me to procrastinate since I signed up! :-( Time to push through.

Any advice about how to select a Theme since there are so many to choose from with Premium! :-)
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I have a big passion for helping people in the health sector of their lives. My dad currently suffers from back and knee pain, due to surgeries, etc. I also had ACL surgery, father like son to a whole another level. Would this be a good niche for a beginner? Also, I can't help but think about the competition out there, so do you think that there is to much competition for a beginner?
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EOPolini Premium
Competition means there's money in it, to beat competition the key is to narrow your target and specialize!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi JLippard,
What do you want to help people to do, be, or have? Are there products you want to promote that could help support their quality of life?
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Yes, one would be a Active Ice® Therapy System. This is what made me think of going into this niche. It provide major comfort and pain relief to my leg after surgery. I am in the process of coming up with other products that I could promote. Do you think it would be a good idea?
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Joanne-G Premium
I think you just answered your own question. You are your best client, so find more people like YOU! And, you have the "story" as testimony that the product works.

Who else would I want to buy something from than someone who has used the product and found it to be tried and true!. Try it out! I think you're onto something worth looking into! :-)
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mrronnie Premium
Well said! :)
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Thanks for the encouragement. This process can just get a little intimidating at times. LOL
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DorcasDee Premium
I am so stressed! My site is not looking the way I want AT ALL. Learning jargon, etc. But one thought that came to mind this morning is the demo for Twenty Seventeen is NOT something you can build with the free version. Is that the reason I can not get it to look right?
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Bawashom Premium
Don't know what is happening. Twice I am writing you a reply and ???? Off it went. Quickly I will say you have same help etc with free as I do with premium. Free is as reputable as premium. You will succeed. My problem is my eyesight. I can't follow videos as they are blurry. I need instruction in word format. Hopefully one day I find right person to help me there. Good luck
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KikiP Premium
Maybe work on getting your content down, then play around with the theme?
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DorcasDee Premium
Thank you for replying. I am having a problem with not only the videos being fast, but also blurry and some teachers have heavy accents. Maybe I am not looking for teaching videos in the right place. What theme are you using? If I come across a video for it that I think is better focused, I will let you know. My theme is Twenty Seventeen, I am trying to make it look like a magazine because I have written a book for the site.
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DorcasDee Premium
I am having a problem with the layout. It is leaving big gaps and I want it to look more like a magazine or newspaper, like the demo.
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks for the support! I found the problem, it was me! Can you imagine.......I was wanting a Twenty Fourteen theme, but I installed a Twenty Seventeen theme and following the Seventeen training. Sometimes, I take myself so seriously I can be silly! Thanks, again.
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks for the support! I found the problem, it was me! Can you imagine.......I was wanting a Twenty Fourteen theme, but I installed a Twenty Seventeen theme and was following the Seventeen training. Sometimes, I take myself so seriously I can be silly! Thanks, again.
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CHibbins Premium
Hello - to complete this lesson, do we need to build a website only using siterubix or can we use it with our own domain? I have already built my own wordpress website in the past and I am comfortable owning my own domain....do I simply start and do it with my own?
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@RICH. Premium
You can use your own domain by pointing it to the hosting here or transferring it to WA.
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CHibbins Premium
Thanks Rich
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R0ots Premium
Hey guys! I can't enter my jaaxy free account. I doesn't pass this link: http://my.jaaxy.com/upgrade. And when I log out it doesn't let me login, it says this: We were unable to find a user account with the credentials provided.

I checked my email several times and also the spam fold. Can you help me?
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hieutran1987 Premium
Hi ROots. I have a suggestion but don't know if it will work. If you absolutely can't enter your jaaxy account try making or using a different email and signing up for the free account again and see what happens. I never tried it but it doesn't hurt to try. Hope this will help. Hope im answering your question right.
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Pepeiata Premium
When you login to your WA account you see on the list of programs on the left side bar then click on WA programs then it comes to your WA link on the upper left. Just above the list of affiliate programs and their cost. Highlight and copy your WA link
Then go to your content you wrote. Click the picture of the link on the above line where there are small stuff to help build your content body like paragraphs and spelling corrections etc. When you click that then it pop up a small box it says url then paste your WA link in that line or enter it manually. The second line says write a text. About your content. Let says you're promoting WA. Then you end your content by saying, join Wealthy Affiliate now then click submit at the right hand corner of the box. Then the text will get to your content. When people click on the text join WA now then it guide them to your WA link.
Well I'm still learning myself. Hope that helps. Good luck
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I watched all the " Getting started " videos. I am very excited, but I have 2 questions.
1. My English is not the best ....can i write about something English - Hungarian, so i can write mostly hungarian LOL..- or not?
2. I probably missed something or it is in the upcoming videos:
I understand the good keywords will drive traffic to your website,
and people read and buy things clicking on an affiliate link on your website. How do they get there? I mean the affiliate links in to your website? thank you
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spinner721 Premium
1. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_used_on_the_Internet) More than 50% of the internet is in English. You can attack the Hungarian language and probably dominate pretty well, but you will be trying to target a relatively small percentage of the internet.

2. You get the affiliate links by signing up for affiliate programs at merchant websites. If you google a product and add "+ Affiliate Program" you should find some good results.
Most of this kind of stuff is found in the 2nd and 3rd Training modules.
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thank you!
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My main goal is to just have enough money to get by , Im not looking to make millions of dollars , I would honestly be happy to just get the equivalent of minimum wage, so I can focus on training for competitions and traveling, but most importantly spending more time with my family.
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mamachi Premium
I hope you reach your goal
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Hope you can achieve those goals. Good luck!
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So the niche that I chose is Children's Ballroom Shoes. After doing keyword searches in Jaaxy, I am almost wanting to change that niche to just Ballroom Dance Shoes. Would you recommend that I just keep going with the niche I have chosen, or delete my website and create a new one for just Ballroom Dance Shoes to get more traffic? Because I know it would...
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cramervod Premium
You have just started so I would go ahead and make the change.
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VitaliyG Premium
If the domain indicates it's for kids, I would make the change. If the domain you picked doesn't, keep adding new content.
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Thank you!
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem!
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I think you should keep it. It attracts 3 different audiences for shoes, kids, & ballroom.
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cramervod Premium
puppymonkeybaby...
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hello, I have performed searches on Jaaxy and I found some Keywords related to my niche. Firstly, could You please answer me if free membership of Jaaxy help me to find out enough Keywords? what is the next step after finding proper Keywords, shouldn't I connect them to my site somehow? -or this must be done after creating the content of site?
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@RICH. Premium
You try to use a single, relevant but different keyword for every page and post you create for your site. You put it in the title and first paragraph and write naturally around it. For example, one of your keywords for an orchid site might be "prune orchids", so for one post the title might be "How to prune orchids" and the first para might contain, "The best way to prune orchids is...". That's it!
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Rblam Premium
when I'm working on my site and going thru the steps I keep hearing the term "going live" dose that mean in WA or on the web after every step I just trying to get it right then the term "publish" so after each step what should I be doing regarding the two terms
thanks
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Robert, in terms of what you are doing, having change something on your page you need to save it by 'Publishing' it which puts it onto the internet for all to see. Amongst, IT professionals this is what is termed as going 'Live'. I shouldn't worry too much about that as its just a term. Continue doing what the lessons tell you and you will ok.

Geoff
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Rblam Premium
Geoff
thanks for the reply I think I didn't express it right when I working on the steps and writing content that I'm not sure if its correct or doesn't read correct like my about me page I saw mistakes that I corrected all I did was update which doesn't go live but stays in WA and future steps along the way that while I watch the videos
it keeps saying live when I just want to have correct step before I publish so I don't put out wrong or misspellings does the update button do that .

also 1 more question about all the different themes is there a way to pick one or are they related to the type of business you are starting or is it just the one whatever looks good to me because they are all starting to look alike to me mine is music related

thanks for you help
Robert
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LisaPrince1 Premium
My immediate money goals would be to get myself out of debt. My intermediate goal would be to start doing things I want to do and to use a portion of my profits to further build my business long term goals: to be able to help others in getting business off the ground and to buy a house
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Me too
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FrancineDeni Premium
Those seem like solid goals! Getting out of debt is one of mine too!
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Renet Premium
Hi Lisa,
Ok so with those final personal goals in mind, what are your monetary goals at WA? What would you hope to make in a month? A year? Don't overthink this, just jot down what comes to mind.
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ALEJOROJAS Premium
Hola a todos me siento feliz,por tener la oportunidad,de haber encontrado Afiliados Ricos ,estoy seguro que es el lugar perfecto,en donde cumplire mi metas de un negocio exitoso en linea y ver que hay una gran comunidad,y que aunque acabo de ingresar,mi corazon me dice que son como una familia,muchas gracias.
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William67 Premium
Hola! Bienvenidos a WA. si necesitas ayuda me puedes mandar mensaje!
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EditE Premium
Hi, I am still only on Lesson 1 but thought I should post my questions here since this is the related topic:

1. If I already have a domain name that I purchased which is also already being hosted by another company (Dreamhost), is there a way I can build that site here at WA? I had uploaded .css and .html files just to have a standing homepage for it, but I want to start from scratch using Wordpress, hopefully from what I learn here. Since I already paid for my site (domain) and already have a hosting company, I am still hoping I can do some sort of 'transfer' and build it here ... Or could I build it here but still keep it hosted on Dreamhost?

2. Once I put my own content on a site I build here, who owns that content? Would I own all the copyright to all of my original content on the site, or would WA own all or some of it?

THANKS!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Edit!

You can always re-direct the domain to point to a website you build in WA. You do that with the service where you purchased the domain. You can also transfer your domain to WA. If you become a premium member, you will not need DreamHost, because hosting is included in your membership.

If I understand you correctly, there is not any content on your site at DreamHost. If this is true, I would simply build your website on WA (SiteRubix). If you haven't tried the SiteRubix builder yet, I encourage you to try it. You can just play around with it to try it out, then delete it. You don't need to add any content. Just get the feel of the builder.

If your website on DreamHost is substantial, you can move it to WA when you're a premium member. I've moved two sites to WA. One was very large.

You own the content on your websites. If you build a site in WA and later decide you want to move it somewhere else, you can. WA does not own anything you create. You own your content with full copyrights as the creator. Most WordPress themes have a copyright icon in the footer of each page.

I hope I've answered your concerns. If not, try me again.

Gary
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curtisst Premium
I just transferred mine from godaddy, just go to WA and copy NS (name server) and go to Dreamhost and paste them in place of theirs. I hope that will work for you. Then give it some time to transfer! If not ask WA for help inmoving nameservers! John
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EditE Premium
Hey Gary, thanks for the detailed response, that helps tremendously!
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EditE Premium
Thanks, I will try that!
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M43
Is this going to cost me money? if it is the join was free and that is what i am needing i am on a fixed income and they just cut my monthly income down to 400,00 i am not able to live off this so cut me from my sign In please unable to pay for any thing. thank you mary.
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JeromeManuel Premium
Hi Mary regarding finances but you can probably shout out to those members who can help you regarding your situation. Anybody out there who can help Mary our associate? Please give ahelping hand sheneeds advise , she wanted to join us in this business please. Thank you very much.
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feigner Premium
hey mary
your free membership will cost you nothing, you can stay as long as you like
learn from the first level on both the certification and the bootcamp
use the search at the top and learn a much as you can
have a dream and aim towards the dream - whether this opportunity is the one to take you to your dream is up to you
good luck with what you do
phil
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JeromeManuel Premium
There you go Mary. Good Luck. See you in the finish line OK?
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JeromeManuel Premium
There you go Mary. Good Luck. See you in the finish line OK?
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Mary it is so sad that other's have that kind of control over another's lively hood. Can you stay with the starter membership till your breakthrough comes in?
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curtisst Premium
Just keep it on the free for awhile until you give it some time,you can do it free for a couple of months and maybe you can learn and and make it work for you! good luck John
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LisaPrince1 Premium
I think discovered something here I can actually do. Using my person passions to create revenue. Building my website will establish niches in the things I'm.passionate about. Writing is something I'm extremely good at. But I need the proper structure so I don't sound like I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm going to need help in learning how to convert my passions and writing flair into money for the kitty. I'm all ears
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JeromeManuel Premium
same here just started. Just read and read they say. I Now Im in Lesson 2 sub 3.... Just go on and on and on. Never surrender. Only strong survive
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Sound great, let´s learn together!
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Yea let's do it and let's us all start getting actions
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AGrodzicki Premium
Any other MLMers have success with promoting online with this? I would love to know if any others are here with my company? That is my main intention. ( is it allowed to mention specific companies)
Does this program teach in attraction marketing?
Social media training?
I'm new here and my mind is blown... in a good way..lol
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MsMerry Premium
Hi, Angela. You are in the best place possible to learn more about the marketing end of things as an MLMers. I think everyone in MLM should learn how to market themselves first and become the expert to others about the products they offer. Attraction marketing is like relationship marketing. Just a new way of saying things. Attracting others to you is smart marketing and that you will learn here. I did MLM and doing the social media route was not working so I found WA after trying one too many others in my search. I wish you the very best and you will do just fine if you can stay focused on the training and just follow the steps.
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