NICHES. The scariest word for most people when starting out. However, the idea of a niche should not scare you. Instead it should be exciting.

What is a Niche?

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, in other words an "audience".

When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, but it could be something that you would like to learn about. You don't need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert.

I personally enjoy many different things. I enjoy basketball, I used to collect baseball cards, I like to go skiing, I am really interested in men's fashion, exercise, internet marketing, and I love everything about the online business world.

There are also many niches over the years that I have been very successful within without knowing anything about them before getting into them. Dieting, voice over IP, hosting...are just a few.

Almost anything you can think of is a niche and that is why we are going to get you to choose YOUR niche based on things that you are interested in. You can earn money online from absolutely every single niche because there are billions of people out there searching for information, for solutions, and spending billions of dollars or products/services every day.

The idea of a niche can be a little confusing at first, so I have created a video walk-through for this lesson "Choosing Your Direction - It Starts With a Niche" that is going to walk you through what a niche is, how you earn money through a niche, and I will get you choosing your initial direction online.

Check out the video below.

 

Your online business should not feel like a day job. Earning money online should be fun, and it is fun. This all starts with choosing a niche that you are interested in and will enjoy working with.

The MORE you enjoy doing something the LESS it feels like a job and the more productive you are going to be. Carson and I are immensely passionate about online business and teaching people how to make money online, so that is the niche we have chosen with Wealthy Affiliate.

Your niche could be anything, but at the core of your niche selection it should be something that you "like". Something you enjoy. Something you can talk about. Something you want to learn about.

Task 1: Choose Your Direction

We want you to select the niche that interests you most and gets you the most excited.

A few things that you should understand about niches are:

(1) You are going to be writing content within your niche
(2) You are going to be communicating within your niche
(3) You are going to be choosing products to promote within your niche
(4) You are going to get to help people within your niche.
(5) Your first niche PROBABLY won't be your last (so don't worry about it being perfect)
(6) Any SINGLE niche website can become a "full time" income/business

There is NO SUCH THING as choosing the wrong niche.

Also, note that you can always change your niche down the road. Just because you are choosing a niche now does not mean you will be in this particular niche forever. Either way, please do not spend a week choosing your niche. Within the next 15-30 minutes (maximum) you should have your "starting point" niche chosen.

If you have any questions about your niche, feel free to leave a question below and we will help you out.

If you are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. If you don't have a niche at this point, this will be your niche and we have an Affiliate Bootcamp dedicated to those that are interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate.


==> Go here if that is you.

If you have any qustions about your "niche" or direction of your business and you wan to get feedback from the community, leave them below and we will be happy to help.

Onto the next lesson, building a website! Exciting stuff is ahead! :)

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Someone be completely honest with me, is this just a huge waste of my time?
I'm not being rude, I just want an honest answer and proof its legitimate and I'm not taking time from my family for nothing or just a few cents!
Proof as in screen shots of your progress or something along that lines. I'm not going to continue this if it's not going to help me take care of my family financially!
Not anyone that works for or is just commenting to get people to go through this....thanks, Cris 😁
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Woodsie1 Premium
I'll be completely honest with you! I haven't made any money yet! Mind you, I've only been here a week!
I reckon it's going to take: time, dedication, a lot of work, a lot of learning, tons of patience, a warrior spirit and complete belief that we can do it!
But I totally believe we can. I'm personally EXTREMELY excited to have found WA. The training is such high quality and the people are all LOVELY! There are just so many helpful people here, all wanting to assist in our success! How can you not be excited by that?!
I reckon we're extremely fortunate to be here, and I'm definitely going to do the training, stay involved with this amazing community, and see what happens. And I bet what happens will be awesome!
Wishing you the greatest happiness!

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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Hey, I have been here one month and three days. This is not a get rich quick scheme so if you are not in for the long run you will not see the rewards. You will not start making money instantly.....you have to follow the training exactly and build your website, learn to monetize it and give it at least six months to see some results. see my blog from yesterday on some of my accomplishments so far: Also the following is the website I am still in the process of building. It is by no means completed but so far I have made 4 sales on Amazon as the blog says:

https://besthumanhairweavesandwigs.com

I understand that you have concerns, I did too but at this point I know that I am in the best place to make money online.

I hope you stay, finish your training and get started at a real chance to make an income online. My long-term goal here is to buy or build a house for my family. If you have any other concerns do not hesitate to let me know.

Claudia
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, this is a legitimate program, but it is not a get rich quick scheme and takes months of hard work. If you intend staying as a starter member, you will only have access to the first 10 lessons. This is enough to teach you to build a website but does not go in-depth into how to drive traffic or join affiliate programs.

Even if you were to upgrade to premium, you would be unlikely to see any income for at least 3 months, and more realistically 6 months. There is a lot of writing involved, which is the reason you are encouraged to pick a topic for your website you are genuinely interested in.

Having said that, if you take the attitude of realising this is a long-term commitment to building a genuine online business, then there is money to be made. I have added a link to some success stories for you to read, but do be aware that most people prefer to keep details to themselves. After all, would you announce to complete strangers what your earnings are?
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allancurtis Premium
Your success will be directly linked to your effort ... this is not a get rich quick scheme, it takes time, patience, perseverance to be successful.

Affiliate marketing is not a scam ... once you have your membership paid for, you are free to use the vast resources on Wealthy Affiliate to learn and implement your online business.

All the tools are provided along with rich educational materials and a community of thousands of members willing to help.

The beauty of Affiliate Marketing is that it runs in the background for you 24/7 and can generate revenues for years with little or no effort.

Selecting a niche and developing your website will take you weeks ... gaining traffic on Google and Yahoo etcl will take weeks to months ... revenue may not be generated for a month or so ... it really depends on so many factors.

Other people's success or lack of success has no bearing on your potential ... there are far too many variables to be comparative!

This is a business ... only you can make it successful!

Allan
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
I should also tell you that your website is not the only way through which you can make money here. If you promote WA and get referrals you will also be paid by WA
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You're not being rude. This is a common question. And, yes, this is legit. There are many members who are successful here; just do a search for success stories. But... there are also many who are not successful. And that's to be expected. It's normal.

You must remember that this is a business like any other. It's going to take time, effort, and even some financial investment. It is most certainly not a scam, but it is definitely not Get-Rich-Quick either. It's straight-up hard work, plain and simple.

The only real difference between an online business and starting a traditional brick and mortar store on the streetcorner is the overhead involved. For example, I run my entire business out of an office in my home. I don't have to pay for a building, and my morning "commute" is basically from the bedroom to the bottom of the stairs. But how you run a business is pretty much the same.

At the end of the day, the question isn't does it work. Many of us are living proof that it does. The real question is, will it work... for you. And only you can answer that.
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allancurtis Premium
Just to clarify, Ambassador's do not receive payment for their efforts ... they are volunteers just like all other members. There are opportunities for Site Reviews that may generate some credits but there is no payment for being an ambassador.
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Ok... thanks very much for the clarification! I edited it
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Lokhi Premium
If you're willing to put in the time and energy to do the work, then yes it's worth it. This isn't a get rich quick deal, and it's going to take time.

As for my proof, I work slowly and I didn't start with affiliate bootcamp (I put mine affiliate site up about 2 weeks ago and only have a WA review on it w/ the legal pages). I have my main site that I work on, and I'm not in a rush - which breaks down to, I haven't made anything w/ it bc I haven't made the effort to full on promote it.
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EjmMissouri Premium
No need to take time away from family to do this. Make it a family project. It will be more fun that way.
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Hi Cris. Nothing is a waste of time here and this process definitely takes time. Noting worthy comes without the time, effort, and dedication, and passion. Trust yourself, trust all the wonderful people here who are proving you every day that they can be trusted , as they are proving it to all of us.
You can trust them. You can trust the process. You can take the action to achieve all that you want to achieve. And I hope that this makes sense. Have a nice day/night!
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AndreiB Premium
Hi! I just joined yesterday. :) I think that like many businesses you don't really see returns until after a year. I've been in business before and attracting customers is one of the key considerations. I think it will take some time. I have family and friends that shop regularly online through places like Walmart and Amazon. I think through word of mouth, blogs and searches we may be get some kind of ROI.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - do be aware that you cannot purchase anything through your own links, or ask friends or family to do so. This will get you banned from Amazon's program.
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MichaelMars3 Premium
SITE this page I believe was made over a week ago. Any ideas?

when I click on my url from the website building page I get this: I also get the same when I click in "Log in now" for class lesson 5.

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at howtospeakenglishconfidentlyandeffectivelyinthecareeryouhavechosen.siterubix.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

Try again later.
Check your network connection.
If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to

When I enter my url into google, I get:
Your search - howtospeakenglishconfidentlyandeffectivelyinthecareeryouhavechosen.siterubix.com - did not match any documents.
Suggestions:
· Make sure that all words are spelled correctly.
· Try different keywords.
· Try more general keywords.


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Choose a domain name for your website
I entered "Ardvarksareuswhackado" and also the above url, neither one showed up with "Awesome it's available"

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you

Mike
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to find your websites within the Websites menu under "SiteManager".

Here is the direct link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Hope this helps you out! :)

And if you are having issues with your website loading, contact SiteSupport.

I suggest creating a hosting support ticket here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

You can also find this within the Websites menu under the "SiteSupport"(to the left). This is where you should go if you ever have loading issues with your website, email issues, plugin/theme issues, or if you accidentally do something that adversely impacts your website.

This support is 24/7 and upon submitting your ticket we will look into it right away Kyle!
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In the video I just watched you said that you don't recommend that I do both the OEC training and the affiliate boot camp training one after the other. Is that just in the beginning? If I choose one now and get going with it, in the future can I do the other training too?
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Edilberto1 Premium
Yes. In the premium membership, you will have full access all the training.

Edilberto
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Of course.

The reason that it's not recommended that you do both at the same time is not that it's "forbidden" or because you're new. It primarily has to do with the fact that building even one site is very time-consuming.

You will be writing dozens -- or even hundreds -- of articles to get your site off the ground. And unless you are an extremely prolific writer who has the time and ability to crank out 3000-10,000 words per day, it would be near impossible to build two sites at the same time successfully. Focus is critical.

Thus, instead, think of it as either/or. If you have a topic (niche) that you are truly passionate about, go with the OEC and build a site around that. On the other hand, if you already have a lot of online business experience, or are passionate about affiliate marketing, then do the Bootcamp.

I must warn you, however. The make-money-online niche (i.e. what is covered in the Bootcamp) is EXTREMELY competitive, so unless you really know your stuff and/or have a ton of experience, I would suggest sticking with the OEC and choosing another niche. You'll have a better chance of success. Then you can always go through the Bootcamp later, build a business site, and share your successes.

Hope this helps :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
You can do Affiliate Bootcamp after OEC, but it is recommended that you do not do so right afterward for the simple fact that it will take months before you start earning consistent money from a niche website.

Affiliate Bootcamp is solely for the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. It has nothing to do with creating an affiliate marketing website in a niche built around a hobby, interest or passion of yours. The tutorial below explains why you should do OEC first.
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thanks for asking the question Imunro that was on my mind too. As I am a complete Newbie i will start with the OEC training thanks
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kgesch Premium
After going on Amazon and thinking a lot about what I am interested in and passionate about, I came up with three ideas:

1) Natural baby food and recipes (I am a stay at home mom and make my own! We are a vegan family :) )
2) School Supplies and Props for ESL teachers (since I am currently an ESL teacher)
3) Natural Skin Care for Women with Skin Issues due to Inflammation, Microbiome Disturbance, Hormonal Imbalances, Oxidative Damage, Blood Sugar Issues, and Nutritional Deficiencies (I have gone through this personally and have a wealth of knowledge in the subject)

Which do you feel would be a good niche to build a website on that would be lucrative?
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Labman Premium
ESL has a huge opportunity
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boomergp08 Premium
All are great, but I fully agree with Craig (Labman). ESL has the greatest potential and is a huge opportunity.
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Household appliances
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I agree
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J-KWest Premium
I would agree that ESL would be a good choice, in part because you have an existing business in this niche and it allows you to create and/or promote digital products and courses in addition to physical products (and digital products have significantly higher margins than physical products).
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kgesch Premium
I was curious watching the video on how we are taxed when making commissions. For example I have my own ESL business and I am taxed at a certain rate. Having an online business, how does that affect us around tax time and when should we make our accountant aware? Do we receive any tax documentation?
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Hackerist Premium
If you make $600 or more, you need to file a form 1099. WA will not send anything since you build relationships with the affiliate products companies, so such companies should issue a Form 1099 to you if your earnings meet or exceed that threshold.
Anyway, at the end of the day, the affiliates are responsible to pay their taxes to the IRS.
Tom
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kgesch Premium
I had a question regarding the first video for understanding how to make money online regarding the process for affiliate marketing. I am aware of the Amazon Affiliate Program but I thought with these affiliate programs you have to have a certain amount of traffic going to your website, a certain number of subscribers, and a track record?
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webcash2us Premium
Some programs require certain stats, but not all of them. There's many that you could still join and promote products from that can earn income from your site. I created a training on affiliate marketing program types that might be of interest to check out. Hope it helps.
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kgesch Premium
thank you!
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JoanneSantos Premium
Hi Kyle,

I have a few questions.

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Thanks Joanne
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Kyle Premium
Happy to help you out here:

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

Not every theme will support this. So depending on the theme that you choose, you will want to do so accordingly.

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

You can manage this through custom menus. This is covered in the first level of the training.

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

You can delete it, by going through the Pages. This is covered within the first lessons of the training as well so you will get there.

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Primary Menu is your top menu, that is the one that you will be able to adjust with your own custom menu that you will create.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Underneath the blue box where it says "Customise Your Site" there is an option to "change your theme completely".

I clicked on it and it says, "Bad Request" !

I thought it was a good request.

Anyway, I could stick with the theme I'm on but I have no idea how to get rid of the writing and put my own writing there. I managed the title okay, but then the main post says:

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

How do I edit it or delete it? There is no pen symbol for this section that I can find!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Ooh thank you - looks like what I need! Much appreciated.
Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thank you for these webinar suggestions - have done the first one and it was awesome!

Woodsie
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Goldie70 Premium
Hi Everyone .. I'm stuck right now, on choosing a niche. I'm trying desperately to get UNstuck. Does any of you have tips on how/what to use, since I'm very interested dogs and cats, wild animals like elephants and so on .. actually Anything kind and loving . Thanks for anything you choose.

Karin
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feigner Premium
have a play in google with its autosuggestion - no holds barred - just type in cats and a space and see what it comes up with - anything look interesting then write it down
carry on like that using the alphabet soup ( add a letter from the alphabet after the space and see what it comes back with)
look at what you have written down - is anything interesting.
nope then try another seed word - animals and go through it again.
click on any interesting searches and look at the questions and the related at the bottom.
this is a personal journey - only you know what interests you and flicks your swtch - you may change it in the future for something completely different, but it is ideally something you know about or really want to learn about.
have fun
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well just thinking about dogs, you could choose dog toys, dog training, dog clothing, dog beds, dog nutrition etc. The same ideas would work for cats.
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Goldie70 Premium
Thanks so much Diane .. it's strange that I didn't Think of that myself.
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Hello to everybody!

I was thinking that as my niche I want to choose travelling. Do you guys think that a good ideal or should I go with something more simple? I choose this one because I really like travelling and to meet new cultures and people and I'm alwasy getting excited when I'm talking about where I'm going next.

Best regards.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, If travel is a passion it's worth exploring as a niche. Within travel and many other niches there are sub sections. This is worth narrowing down. Adventure travel, city travel, beach travel, . . . . hope this helps, Steve C
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Thank you @exgrosteve yes it is going to help me a lot. Thanks a lot one more time.
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TheCatherine Premium
Great niche but start with a narrow focus such as travelling on a budget or American national parks and then expand out
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Thank you. This is what I'm thinking about right now. :)
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That’s a great idea!!!
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Thank you. It is on my mind for for a long time, because I just love travelling and I thought I should have a site to share this with other people who are getting as excited about travelling as me.
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ManojV1 Premium
The travel niche is an excellent niche because most people love traveling but may not be able to travel to all the places that they wish to. That is where your blog will come in.

It is an evergreen niche and such a niche will always have potential even though some may feel that they are saturated. Here's what Kyle wrote in his recent blog post:

"An evergreen niche is one that is always going to remain popular on a day in, day out basis throughout the year. With 4 BILLION people online now, pretty much every niche is going to fall into this category.

An evergreen niche is going to allow you to create an authority website, which will lead to a long term, and very much sustainable business online."

(Source: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/which-niches-will-be-the-most-profitable-in-2020)

In fact, there is little or no information about several destinations and creating a blog on them is going to get a lot of traffic. More people would like to travel to newer, unexplored destinations and search for information online.

So why not combine your passion with an online business i.e. your travel blog, and make money while you travel the world! :-)
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely Tamas, I look forward to seeing your website take shape. :)
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Good day Everyone!!

Just to be honest, I'm on a really tight budget now. I just want to know if it is possible to earn just by using the free starter plan? I'm really serious to learn about the training and If i got the chance to earn using starter plan I will surely upgrade my account to premium. Thanks in advance if you will share your experience using free starter plan.
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DCW2000S Premium
Honestly, it is doubtful. This is a program that takes time to build. You have to be devoted to constantly adding new content to whatever category or niche that you decide to go after, but it does take time?

I have been doing this quite a while, and I have been back here since July 3rd. I haven't made any money yet and I don't really see it coming soon, but I understand how it works so I have not been pushing to make money either.

I am just going with the flow and things have a way of falling into place. "A watched pot never boils", if you know what I mean?

Good luck whatever you decide.
I will tell you this, after a very exhaustive research into this I have finally decided to stay here and just follow the training. One of the biggest tools this membership has to offer is the community!

There are 1.4 million members in 193 countries and they have been online as a company for 14+ years.

This is the strongest community of like minded people I have found online. There is a lot of knowledge here! You can take that to the bank!

Good luck my friend,
David
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Thanks David for the honest feedback. I can really feel the support of the community. Thanks for giving a positive advice. I will put all the effort than I can to be successfull on my journey. I hope for the best to all of us..

Regards,
JE
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ariesight Premium
You could, but you'll have to do a lot of research on your own about how everything works.

If you want to stay on Starter, what I recommend is:
1. Go through the first level
2. Watch any other training you can as a Starter
3. Focus on writing A LOT and consistently.
4. Find a free keyword tool. Ubersuggest is one I like.
5. Use Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to have your content indexed faster.

After 4-5 months, see your progress and decide how you want to proceed.
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Thank you for your advice. I deeply appreciate it. I will follow you tips.

Regards,
JE
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ariesight Premium
You're welcome. :)
I hope you stay around!
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Ropesa Premium
I promised to share this post by AJ, with anyone who might benefit from it so here it is Please read it it might help you, find ways to make extra cash to be able to pay for your membership.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and I truly wish you success, may you look back one day and remember how you started and how far you've gone.

Rose.

P.S, remember, you can work on your 2 Siterubix sites for up to 6 months, so keep working.
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Ropesa Premium
yes, this is a great answer too.
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Really!! these answer given by you is very very helpful for the Starter. This help a lot of people .
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Debs66 Premium
Hi, Je,

Wealthy Affiliate is not a ''Get Rich Quick Scheme.'' There is a potential to maybe share out your links to family friends or on Social media and you may well get a referral that way.

That is one of the awesome parts of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as you become a member you are already accepted as an Affiliate.

Your Unique links are all in the $ sign top right.

To be honest if you want to earn serious money then you will need to go premium. I will be truthful with you although $19 doesn't seem like bundles to some it is to others. So I would never judge anyone on that. I was a broke Mom when I started out.

Thank fully W.A. changed all that for me it was the best $19 investment I have ever made and that was back three years ago now nearly. I haven't looked back since. I still get excited at learning new stuff everyday.

We are always kept in the loop here and up to date with the way Google is forever updating and changing. The internet is evolving all the time and we are lucky to evolve with it too.

The training here works simple as.

You seem to have the right mindset already and want to get stuck in.

What I would do if I was you is, dig deeper into the free training you have here. You will have access to tons more helpful training from the community here if they have their posts turned on for newbies.

Keep writing lots of quality posts in your website.

Write content that will inform and help your audience. Quality helpful content. Answering the questions you think your customer needs. There is bundles to write about on any niche.

Use up all this time you have and keep learning and keep writing new articles. Keep sharing out those links. Then when you are able to go premium you will be well in front to take on the next lot of training modules.

Wealthy Affiliate is a brilliant platform but premium is certainly the best way to go.

Wishing you all the best in all you do!

Debs :)
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Very helpful
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Debs66 Premium
:)
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MartineB Premium
Another question. I created a site specific email address. Under Settings within the back end of the site the original email that I used to sign up to WA is in there. I'm not sure whether I need to change it to the site specific email in order to receive emails from readers etc or that if I do this I will not be able to receive emails from WA to my original email address. Make sense? I want to use my original for all messages from WA or members but not for readers of my website. What to do?
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allancurtis Premium
In the Websites --> Site Manager --> at the top of the page is the Email Button .. you can set up as many email addresses as you like for your domain.
You can then use that email on your website for notifications, etc. or any other use you wish ...
You can also setup forwarded email addresses so that the mail goes to your default email box, even though it comes from different sources with different email addresses.
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MartineB Premium
Thanks Allan :)
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MartineB Premium
I created a new gmail email and so when I try to put that in the site email section it doesn't allow it.
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allancurtis Premium
No ... you can only use the gmail address if you are forwarding e-mail from your domain to google. You can do this but you need to follow the instructions for Forwarding Email.
Allan
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MartineB Premium
Oh ok, so if I use one created via WA where do I find the inbox?
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Hi, currently if I choose only to be monthly member, can I upgrade my membership to 6 months or yearly at any time? And in future if I am yearly member then can I cancel my membership at any time? Is there any member cancellation charge? Please let me know. Thank you. Have a great time.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, you can upgrade at any time. And you can cancel at any time as well. There is no cancellation charge, but there are no refunds either that I am aware of, so you probably shouldn't go for a yearly membership until you are absolutely certain this is a business for you. Hope this helps :-)
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webcash2us Premium
You can upgrade at any time and there's no cancellation fee, however there's no refunds and if you are yearly you pay that all up front. Yearly is the best way to go for the best savings.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I will answer part of this. You can upgrade as you like. If you do I suggest you wait until the Black Friday special starting the day after American Thanksgiving.

As for cancellation costs, that I haven't looked into but if you have a website, to keep it you will have to transfer it out of WA and I believe that costs.
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I would like to do the same
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Hi Kyle/Carson/ community
I am interested in getting into solving the unemployement problem because l know there are more jobseekers in the job market than the jobs that are available which accounts for the term that exists i.e. "unemployment rate". So l want a niche that says options to the 9-5 job model. Is this fine as is or can you tailor-make it to suit a niche phrase. I just think if people are helped to look outside of the job hunting conditioning the world would be a better place and there will be less of struggling amongst the world's population and families' lifestyles can be improved and upgraded and you will not have children not being able to go to school because there is lack of financial support and many of the other social ills that confront the world today.
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KNTBUCHANAN Premium
I've researched this topic a little myself, plus going through it myself too!! I do know that Indeed has an affiliate opportunity if you would be interesting in this?? You can blog about this topic that you are passionate about & add their link within it & make some commissions along with helping others?? Hope this helps & good luck, Ken
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Great to hear from you Ken!!!. Thank you for all this help, it will help me a lot. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. Have a great day further.
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Hey everyone it seems like WA need more effort but m glad there are people here who answer questions axacle as you wish to be answered to achieve my goals it would be a long journy that need faith and focus i thank you all guys as m new here.. How much to pay for 6month or 12 month premium
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - 6 months is $234 and yearly is $359. There is also a special Black Friday deal for $299 for a year coming up next month.

Make sure you are fully committed to the program before you pay for 6 months or a year, as there are no refunds.
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does that come with web hosting
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, premium includes hosting. You are given 25 free websites and can also host a further 25 purchased domains.
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hey guys=).I created my first website but i have inadequate information on how to start blogging, what do i need inorder to write a blog that is going to have a lot of traffic, and also since i'm trying to generate income online... is there a place where I have to include my payment details.
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cramervod Premium
That is actually what you are going to be doing yourself. Learn how to create the right content for your niche so that you do figure out how to gain the most traffic.

Since no niche is the same, there are only tips and tricks that you can learn from other bloggers by studying their individual websites.

That Is also why you will want to know who your competitors are. Affiliate links and making money come last after you have learned how to get traffic to your offers.

But the best way to do it is to answer questions that people are already searching for. That is where keywords come into play which you can guess or you can go right to the groups where your target audience hangs out.

That way you can interview them or survey them to find all sorts of things out which will help you to design the best content that attracts them to your website.
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Thanks very much Cramervod for the wonderful advice=)
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cramervod Premium
One trick is to ask your target audience which products they have tried, which things they are aware of, and which ones that they wouldn't try.

That is a part of the interview or survey but it can assist you in knowing who the competition is exactly.
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I'n South Africa joining premium I'm unable right now as I've been confined to therapy and home. Dudes, I need to burst out and bring Tanya back! As soon as I'm able, (gonna backslide n hustle it up), I gotta comeback with that bang and make my family proud! M sure they so bored Koz they were supposed to be guiding me, but what guidance to give to someone confined? I am indeed glad and have read enough to reboot my inner strength that I KNOW I still have. God help me, I'll be back as soon as I'm premium!
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hotelma Premium
Hello Pinnaclnp,

I'm glad to see you have rebooted your strength. Keep that encouragement growing and you will achieve your goals. Remember that you're always bigger than your circumstances.

Good luck on your projects!
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RoopeshG Premium
Cool Tanya.Looking forward to your return.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thank you to whoever left me a comment in answer to my question about whether to get a .com or a .org domain name. It popped up, I read some of it and then it disappeared! And I can't locate it, but thanks whoever-you-are!

Basically they advised me to get a .com if I intend to make money as a .org is generally used for charities and not-for-profit businesses.

I had already bought the .org but have since purchased the .com

Now my question, is what do I do with the .org domain I don't wish to use now? Is there any way of 'unbuying' it?! And if not, is there any way to offer it to someone who might want it? Or is there still some way it could be useful to me that I don't know about? I just don't want to own something that I won't use that someone else could benefit from.

Thanks!

Woodsie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - although a .com is seen to be better, more recognisable internationally etc, you could still use your .org as another site in the future, perhaps for a different niche. One of my sites is a .org, and I have had no problems with it, as regards indexing and being found in Google searches.

Once purchased, it is yours for a year. You could maybe sell it or give it away. However, if it is the same name as your .com domain, perhaps you don't want somebody else using it, as they could be in competition with you!
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi Diane

Thanks for your reply. I guess I'm still unsure which one to use now that I own both:


www.personaldevelopmentbooks.org

or

www.personalgrowthbook.com

?

How can I decide which is best? Any opinions welcome!

Thanks!

Woodsie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, just my opinion, the .org sounds like a selling site, as though it will just be book reviews. The .com seems better to me, as it can be interpreted as both a site which has advice and articles, plus the opportunity to purchase.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Ah great! I’ll go with the .com as you suggest. Thank you so much Diane for getting back to me on this - appreciate your help.
Have a great day!

Woodsie
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MartineB Premium
Ok, so I registered a domain and then was at the point of choosing a design but exited to look at something else. I now can't seem to access this site to add a theme. I've tried through site manager and site builder. When I click site manager it asks me to logon to WA but then takes me to the setting up a domain page. Can someone help please. Thanks
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cramervod Premium
If you didn't pick a theme you didn't build the website yet. So, you will want to go through all the steps at the same time.
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MartineB Premium
Yes, I worked it out eventually....thank you
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cramervod Premium
:-)
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omw
Kyle & staff ...

although I have really just started my journey, I have not been able to avoid a theme. The arrow or mouse seen throughout each presentation is sometimes very difficult to follow. This in part due to my being a newbie. Another reason is due to the size of the mouse or pointer and the fact that it blends so well into the background. you can imagine how this could give attendees a rather nice headache.

May I respectfully suggest an edit on the presentations going forward? I recommend a dark color (red) circle to house the mouse or pointer of sufficient size to be spotted instantly. This will also help encourage viewer attention span.

Thoughtfully ...
- Brian
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Brian

I have my share of vision challenges too. Have you increased the size of the screen when you are watching the training? I didn't to start off with and it is so much more difficult to see what is going on that way. You can also increase the size by clicking on the three dots on the top right hand of your screen and select zoom.

Hope this helps you.
Blessings
Louise
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omw
LouiseBT ...
Hi pretty lady!!! Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading both it and your bio. you are an interesting young woman.

While I AM still learning - ARGGHHHH, I am aware of the screen information you shared. but as I posted (I think), my issue is not the screen, but the mouse or pointer on the screen. I have watched presentations with the mouse as we see at Wealthy Affiliates - HARD to find AND follow; and I've enjoyed presentations that displayed the encircled mouse - MAJOR difference. Much easier to follow and to understand the material presented.

I also posted because I know I am not the only one concerned about this, but I am probably the only one to have posted about it.

I LOVE that you shared what you have in your profile. I would love to meet you in person.

Again, I appreciate that you posted!!!!!!!!!!!
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RachelDay Premium
Hello - realistically is it recommended to set up a website with your own domain to drive traffic to your site? I'm conscious that my content won't show in google searches with a free site. I am more than happy to invest and pay for the premium membership once I've familiarised myself with the WA site and the introductory training :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Rachel
I think you will be pleasantly surprised (in fact, I know you will be :-)) My siterubix site was ranked by Googole in no time at all. You really do not need to commit yourself to buying your domain at the outset.
Wishing you every success!
Blessings
Louise
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RachelDay Premium
Thank you for your reply :) That has definitely given me some confidence to make a start. Blessings and light to you also.
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LouiseBT Premium
My pleasure, Rachel!
Go for it and don't look back, you are on such an exciting journey now. :-)
Blessings
Louise
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steveo013 Premium
Thank you Rachel for asking this question, and Louise for answering/providing insight as I was thinking the (exact!) same thing as Rachel!

Best regards,
/Steve
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M97
I really like what you said
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi there people! Happy Monday! Any help on this niche thing will be appreciated!

I'm a singer songwriter with a small YouTube channel. I have no albums to sell yet but will do further ahead. When I think about writing to promote products, the stuff I would get excited about is personal development books and courses, and spiritual books and courses. I may write a book myself at some stage.

My songs are uplifting songs with a positive message that would appeal to people who are interested in personal development and spirituality. So there is a link between my music and the products I'd like to promote.

Would it be best to have 2 separate websites, keeping the music spearate, or have it all in one place?

Woodsie
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JKulk1 Premium
I would definitely gave two seperate niches. You don't want to confuse your audience. Jim
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Woodsie1 Premium
Okay - thank you so much for the advice Jim! Appreciate the quick reply. Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Hello.. I'm new here and I had a couple questions I was wondering if you guys could answer! 1: I was needing to make some money to be able to supply for myself and help myself in times of need, as I have tourettes and other disabilities that cause me to not be able to work. So I was needing to know how fast I can get money started on here, and if it's easy? 2: I needed to know some tips on how to make a website people would be interested in and ways to get money easily throughout it? I have goals I wish to achieve! Thanks in advance.
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Hi Daiisuki I'm new here as well hope we can really achieve our goals soon.
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Palatia Premium
Hi Lisa, This isn't a get rich quick opportunity but some people start to earn pretty early on. It is one to look at the long game. To build something solid that will sustain over time. As far as your niche, almost anything will work with over 4 billion people on the internet. Choose something you are interested in or are knowledgeable about. Maybe even a disability? It should be something you'll stay interested in for the long haul. :) Hope this helps.
Paula
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Habanero Premium
Hi,

SInce I'm a bit familiar with WP, I went on and created an about me page and a couple of categories that can be seen in the menu section of my website. Yesterday I followed the instructions in the training and published a private policy page plus updated my about me page according to the template in Site Content. Today I can't see the private policy page. What can be the problem?

Thanks
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Dale123 Premium
You just mentioned you "published a private policy page"... If you made it private you won't be able to see it unless you're logged in. Go to your admin panel, click all posts & check from there.
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Habanero Premium
Thanks Dale! I've just finished the training on creating a menu and it turned out that since I already had a menu in place, the privacy page needed to be added to that menu in order for it to become visible.
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andrewpty Premium
Since I work at a Web Agency and I'm every day building websites for customers I really would love to promote hostings, Plugins, WordPress themes and so on...just because I really enjoy looking for the best solutions for my customers at the agency I think I can do this in a larger scale. Do you guys think it could be a good niche? I guess there is lots of competition out there related to this niche...could this be a problem?
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Hey Andrew, It is my opinion that anything can be a good niche. Even if it is a popular one the fact is that you will bring your own spin to it making it unique. Since you have experience in this area, I think it would be worth your while to dedicate one of your websites to it.

Of course, you will get additional advice on this situation from others in the community then you can make a good decision.

To your success,
Claudia
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nathaniell Premium
There will be competition in ANY niche, and that's a good thing. It means people are making money! You'll have to work to establish yourself in the niche, but everyone has to work. I wouldn't worry too much about competition at this point.

Imagine if there was never any room for new businesses. People would have stopped opening coffee shops long ago!

If you focus on creating good content, the lazy people will drop off, and you will gain authority in time. Even if you aren't #1 right away, you can pretty easily establish yourself in the top 10 sites in the world on any niche if you stick around long enough and focus on growing your business.
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I guess the first question that comes to mind is, would it be better to choose a more obscure niche that will rank higher in
Google because of less competition or choose something more popular that will get more traffic,
I'll keep going with the lessons and see if that is answered.
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Its all in your wording which words can you use the are mostly used in there search bars
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MartineB Premium
Hello Kyle/anyone that can help, do you suggest just one product/service per site or is it viable to have a general category e.g. Babies and then on your site have categories such as clothes, sleeping, car seats etc (I'm not using this by the way just after your opinion).

Also, can you suspend your website from being live whilst you are working on it?

Thank you
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JKulk1 Premium
Some people sell one product, others sell many.It's up to you. Jim
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MartineB Premium
Yes, just wondered what was more effective. My gut says one product. Thankyou
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MartineB Premium
Ok, so, I'm thinking about my niche and I'm pretty sure I'm overthinking. I am a coach, have been coached, see the value in it so think this might be the area but think it's too broad and probably have to be more specific. I suppose the issue is also that in order to promote others then I would need to really know whether or not their products/services are above board and of value. So I'm getting caught up. Then I think my other interest is actually enlightenment/meditation etc. I have practised and continue to be on my journey. Again though, it's knowing to whom you are referring. Perhaps I am getting ahead of myself???? I am also an avid reader, love love love books. I love to write and love to teach or share what has helped me in terms of coaching and in relation to my journey of enlightenment. Overthinking? Overcomplicating? Yes!
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jamesprc Premium
Hi Martine, your thought process is very understandable. But one thing you need to realize is this: It is going to be your audience who will decide what content they enjoy the most.

When starting out, it's great to have some kind of content plan. But once you start receiving traffic and comments, that's when you'll see which of your content gets the most attention. Then you'll have to go deeper on those topics.

Very often, it won't be the articles that you personally thought were the best... I think in 9 out of 10 cases, I'm surprised which of my articles get read the most.

However, to reach that point you will have to write A LOT. A looooot of content has to be added to your blog.

So here's the best advice that I can give you:
- Take a topic where you see yourself writing every day for a full year. Don't take a topic where you cannot see yourself doing that.
- Pay close attention to which of your content gets the most traffic, comments, or social media shares. Then think about how you can expand on those topics.

Growing a blog is a process that you cannot plan from its inception. It's a dialogue with your audience and readerbase, you will grow together with them.

Hope this helps!
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MartineB Premium
Thank you
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ClaireAnneC Premium
Thank You very much for the awesome website builder and the help w all of this to Kyle and Carson and The Community for making it less scary confusing and like I am actually for once not stuck on the same few spots that make me give up and say ... I will try again tomorrow... I am really excited to introduce the topic in a blog or two then to bring my company into it and yesterday studied up took notes feel like I am really learning about my niche to expertly tell a story about it. One thing I have personally noticed is that when you do pick a topic that you truly are interested in and find fascinating or that you really can help someone out w their problem or future as opposed to just any product that you are so so about it really does make it that much more exciting to want to write something compelling to possible really start a following or get ranked highly on Google. Within the week WA has truly given me the confidence to think Skies The Limit. That is Awesome for someone like me who is in between jobs kind of struggling financially at the moment and a week ago was going “crap now what” to just a very much more positive outlook... so Thankful...
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steveo013 Premium
Fantastic Claire, THAT's the spirit!

Continued success,
/Steve
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DeniseHerity Premium
Hey, Kyle! What do you think of a niche called "Crazy Cowboy Boots"? Really different boots with lots of color that stand out. I have been in the music business all my life and i want to try to attract stars (for one reason; they have money to spend) and for another reason; I have always LOVED cowboy boots! My hero and heroine was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, for heavens' sake!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's a great idea, I love cowboy boots! However, one thing to be aware of is that all the images on your site have to be copyright-free, you can't just copy and paste them from Google or other websites.

If you are thinking of promoting brand name boots, they will most likely be trademarked. This won't be a problem once you have joined relevant affiliate programs, as they will supply the images.

Just be mindful of the fact that initially, your images will just have to be generic boots, no fancy named brands.
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jdsjave Premium
That certainly is niche! Could it be too niche?
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I'm going to need to see if there was a scholarship that I can I'll be in on because I have no money on my cards at all I've been working trying to do things on the internet to make some money so I can pay for such a good deal like this right here you know but I haven't received no money so I'm kind of in
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Im hearing you Dwight
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Ok let's do it what's my job description
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LOL it's really kind of confusing but once you start looking at everything and start figuring it out next thing I need to do is get my site and found my Google you wouldn't even believe what I went through to get here it's kind of a nightmare should I get some money on my cards I'll be uploading I think the premium have a good nite
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Please, I need help, I signed up today but I can't understand the video lessons because they are all in English and I can't understand what is being said, how do I follow the walkthrough and understand what Kyle says ?
I'm Brazilian and I'm currently using Google Translator to send this message. Helpe me please!!!
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi. If you use the Google Translator for Websites, you can change the language of the Website. The Training that is described in Text, is the same Training that is provided in the Video.
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Reginald18 Premium
Hi! I want to choose my niche but I have so many things in my mind that I have to choose from. I am passionate about helping people about opening a platform for business people to market their business in my site. and on the hand I want to make with pay per click business, the list is endless. anyone help me to choose the right niche.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi! To narrow your Niche down, 1st determine what are you most passionate about. If it helps, write down a list to make it easier to focus. Make sure that it is something you love. The more passionate you are about the topic, the more that you will be able to find content to write about. Next, write down, different questions that you can break it down into, to answer.

Niche Example: How to make Candles
- How to make Container Candles
- How to make Pillar Candles
- How to make Votive Candles
- How to make a Candle with Paraffin Wax
- How to make a Candle with Soy Wax
- How to make a Candle with Palm Wax
- Different types of Candle Wicks
- Are Wood Wicks better?
- Why you should never color Candles with Crayons
- Is it safe to add Glitter into a Candle?
etc...

The more topics you can think of for your Niche's that you are considering, the easier it will be to write an article for. At the end, whichever Niche you can think of more topics for, would be a good place to start. You can always add another Website later, once your 1st Website has been built and has Traffic flowing in.
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careye24 Premium
Hey everyone! I'd like to run my idea across you guys in terms of a niche because I'd like to get some feedback... so what I enjoy most and what I am passionate about is overcoming struggles such as domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness... I'm passionate about it because I've been there and dealt with a lot i t. But do you think I just need to pick one or can I talk about all of it?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Carey & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good question and all questions are good ones here!

... best to choose one that you feel most interested & knowledgeable about in writing lots about the topic in-depth over an extended period to scale ..

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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careye24 Premium
@keishalina9 Thank you! I'm just a little torn on which way to go now because now I've started thinking about the niche of self-worth and self-love for women! I may just have to ponder on it over night
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's all ok -- perhaps write down a list and then look at it again later ... sometimes, it's helpful to put it down on paper or in your tablet just so it's not cluttering up the ol' noggin too much!

... enjoy a fabulous WA journey! ...

and yes, there's lots to learn -- take it easy on yourself and it's step-by-step .... :)
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CMKetay Premium
They are all extremely important topics and impact so many. For the purposes of WA, narrowing your focus will be best. There is nothing saying that, as you learn you can't add a second site for another topic, but start with one. Good luck!

Christine
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Hi keishalina. Each topic you announced hurts deeply in a different way yet all named are very common, I myself had to kick it from an abusive relationship all the way out of my province over into the Natal province. I advise you cover them all. Can't wait to view as I'll surely be 0art of your crowd.
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Hi , everyone, I have some doubts about the starter membership as I don't seem to find anything specific enough about it.

- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

I currently don't have an international Visa/master credit card only a local one, I've already ordered one from the bank and it's being sent to me, so it's going to take a few days to be able to use it for this.

Had I known I only had 7 days of community access I wouldn't have joined just yet. People don't seem to specify this when they promote this website. All they say it's free to join. It's a bit disappointing to find out you have such a limited time of free access only after you've already joined. I don't find anything specific about this on this website.

So again, my doubts are:
- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

Thank you.

Angie
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chender684 Premium
You can remain a starter member for as long as you like. But, you will normally lose your free site after 6 months. By the 6 months point, you should be ready to go premium or this isn't for you.

You will not have access to chat and many other awesome benefits until you go premium.

Take your time and try things out and become premium when you see that it is the best way to go.

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply and the info. I'm going to see what I can do.

PS: I think I made it clear that it's a credit card issue (which should be solved under a month) and that It's not a "I don't have enough money" issue. I am fully aware of what this entails.

-Angie
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Lokhi Premium
The $19 first month of premium goes away after your first 7 days, from my understanding.

I've read, in several places, that the starter account is for as long as you like ... but then, I've also read that it's also just for 6 months. Six months should be plenty of time to decide on premium or not,
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Thanks, yes 6 months is more than enough to decide. Although the problem is not, not having enough time to decide. As I mentioned, It's a credit card issue.
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Lokhi Premium
I totally get that. I had a similar problem when I first joined.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I've read quite a few Promotional Sites for WA since joining. There are some who mention the 7 day period for Starters, while others avoid the topic. If you are sure you want to go Premium when your Card comes in the Mail, be sure to take full advantage of the 7 Days Trial just in case. Remember to ask questions if you need it!

There are quite a few things that I wish a Starter Member didn't lose out on.
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chender684 Premium
If you PM Kyle, and let him know your situation, I think he will work with you and extend the 7 days until you can pay for premium. He is a good guy and will help you.
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Thats a great Q Angie.
thanks Paul
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I already tried to reach Kyle via a post as a comment back to him. Like I'm doing here. But haven't heard from him since yesterday. And he posts other things not related to my topic on the same thread. Which I find weird. It doesn't seem like he reads them.
So I went for Carson to see if he answers back.
I think starter members should have access to a contact me message on this website, as normally we are the ones with the most doubts and we should be able to hear it from them. If you know what I mean.

Anyways I do appreciate you guys helping me out with this.

Angie
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FairyBlast Premium
Hi everybody! So, I have a few ideas...I mean the sky's the limit here hey... But I feel more drawn to help people with personal development. As this is something I've been practicing and believe through my research already in progress I will benefit out of this as well, and not just $$$ wise.
My question though is that, this is also a very wide topic. Can one take this and make multiple websites for different areas of self development. To target the different audiences .....
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I have chosen my niche within the health and fitness industry and there are three products within the industry that I will be promoting. 1. belly fat burning product to consume before bedtime. 2. A health cookbook. 3. Yoga as a means of exercise for adults of all ages.12 week video program.
Would it be possible to promote these three products simultaneously and how do you think it can be done ? Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew but I thought it could work well as one niche.
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Kyle Premium
I wouldn't decide on what you will be promoting until you have your content first. Your promotions will be based on your content and what is relevant based on the context of your content.

You will get there as you go through the training, the first focus with your website is to build out the foundation, the content and get rankings. Once you have rankings and traffic then you can focus on what you are going to promote.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and millions of products you are going to be able to promote as an affiliate, don't ever worry about there being nothing to promote within a given niche. There will likely be 100's if not 1,000's of things you can promote. ;)

There is no sense in putting to much thought into what you are going to promote until you have content in place and an audience to promote to. You will definitely get there though!

RE: your niche

What aspect of the health/fitness niche do you want to help
people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

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

I want to help people that ______________.

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

I recommend starting with just one focus and then branching out once that one area is successful.

If you could do all three and connect them all for belly fat burning/reduction that would work better. That means your niche would be belly fat reduction.

But promoting them as 1. Belly fat 2. A health cookbook and 3. Yoga would mean 3 niches.

Will be interesting to see what other members say, but that is my take.

Wishing you every success!

Blessings
Louise
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great video. Does Wealthy Affiliate has a build-in WordPress system to build our sites? My reason for asking is because, in the past, I downloaded WordPress on my laptop to start practicing web creation.
Will this affect any action I would want to perform here with the Wealthy Affiliate WordPress builder system?
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AllenWill Premium
Yes it does there is a built-in Wordpress platform. If you continue with the training, you will be walked through the entire process.
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Thank you. going through the training.
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AllenWill Premium
You're welcome.
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this is amazing. Kyle, you're a real teacher. The system caters to more than one learning style. Visual for the readers to read through, and auditory learners through the use of videos and audio. Amazing. Moving on to lesson 5. I claim my success here... I am excited.
Question.. Is there a feature in any of the memberships that provides "sales funnel" creation?
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Lincoln, I'm new but I'm sure I saw somewhere that it isn't available here. You would have to look at what is on offer to add to your website.

One of the members was saying in his blog this morning, and he is very experienced that a funnel will only work once you have established credibility with helpful, informative content. Until then it is wasted money, although it seems faster.

If you are new to WA perhaps best to put you question in the question bar up the top and read posts from the community.

I looked at funnels before I came to WA and am now glad I'm taking a more stable route. They can be very expensive and as everyone is buying the same one as you, you will have many competitors.

Quality content will get you the traffic you desire. Give it time perhaps.
Hope this helps.

Lily 😊
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thank you.
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Hi,
I initially selected a theme but I realized it does not suit the type of product I want sell online. For the business I would like to get involved is selling products but theme heiro or preloaded options seem not appropriate for such. How do I change or where do I get a relevant template?
Thanks
Boni
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as a free starter member, you only have access to a few themes, and actually, it is better to start with something simple, so you don't get confused during the training. Remember, it will be a while before anybody sees your site, so it doesn't matter what it looks like at this stage.

If you want to change, log in to your Word Press, and go to Appearance, then themes. If you see any you like, click install, then activate.
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Thank you Daine, I’m eager to build a relevant website with content and get going. The available themes don’t seem to match what I wanna sell, what should I do. I have gone through the tasks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - people will find your website by the content you add, not by how it looks. There isn't anything you can do as regards your theme unless you are prepared to upgrade to premium when you have a choice of over 7000!

Have you tried customising the theme? You can usually swap the words and photos that were on there to start with, just to make it more relevant. Go to Appearance, then Customize.
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You answer my questions, even before i ask them. Thanks
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MartineB Premium
I'm going to be blunt as I am in the information gathering stage and deciding whether or not to purchase premium. If, for some reason at some stage one decides to leave AW I assume that you would not be able to continue with the website/s you have developed. Can someone advise? Also, can one cancel membership without penalty at any time?

Thanks, Martine :)
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ariesight Premium
You can cancel at any time, but you can't get your money back if you stop. For example, if you pay for a year and you decide after 3 months that you want to stop, you can't get your money back. On the other hand, this works as a great commitment device to keep working since you've paid anyway.

If you go Premium and you decide you want to cancel, you can't go back to Starter, but you can move your sites elsewhere.
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JKulk1 Premium
If your website is the free site-rubix one, it remains the property if WA. If you purchase any domains, they remain yours.
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ariesight Premium
Well, even if you have a siterubix site, you can move the site to another domain if you want to leave. :)

I think you have 30 days to move it.
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MartineB Premium
Right, ok. Thanks again.
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MartineB Premium
Mmmm ok, so it's a 12 month membership essentially. Thanks
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MartineB Premium
Right ok, so that is quite different to what someone else has said. That is what I thought. Thanks again.
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ariesight Premium
You can go monthly, or 6-month. I just mention the yearly, because it's the longest commitment you can make.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Not unless you make it. There are 12 month and 6 month options that you can get for substantial discounts, but you can also do monthly if you like.
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MartineB Premium
Oh thank you AJ......
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hi i want to know if i can be able to make money even if i never upgraded to premium membership.
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im not looking for huge profits but something that will keep me motivated in the game even 10USD
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can earn money on the free membership. In saying this, generating money in the first week or month prior as a Starter is like having an your introduction course to becoming a surgeon and expecting to perform surgery within the first month.

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

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

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months or had instant revenue expectations. I would not be where I am at today (going on 17 years full time!). Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

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

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

But do upgrade at your own pace and take action on the tasks. Action is what will lead you to success!
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MartineB Premium
Right here I go! I am a newbie. I have two questions and a comment :)

Q1 Can I run a website outside of the WA platform i.e. SiteRubix? I am not yet sure what it is exactly I have entered into here. More training required....lol

Q2 Do I have to obtain a domain through WA?

Comment: Years ago I purchased a wordpress site. It was a nightmare to work with (however, it was a while ago and perhaps things have changed and perhaps I have become much more techy too, nevertheless..........)
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ariesight Premium
You don't have to get a domain through WA. You can apply the training to another site if you have one.
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MartineB Premium
Thank you
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Martine

Welcome to WA - great questions, let me see if I can answer them for you:

A1 Siterubix and WA work hand in hand. Your 2 free SiteRubix sites come as part of your free membership with WA. Once you go Premium with WA you have access to 25 free SiteRubix websites - this is great for starting a new site, testing themes and niches etc..

A2 You can purchase your domain anywhere and redirect it to WA for hosting, or host elsewhere if you choose. I have kept everything in one place (within WA) because everything I need is here. I bought my domains through WA and host my sites here - the support is amazing.

In response to your comment: I am not techy at all and am finding the WordPress sites to be great to work with :-) You can make your site as simple or as techy as you choose :-)

WA is an awesome platform which is why everything I do online is kept within the platform.

Blessings
Louise
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JKulk1 Premium
The WordPress sites with WA are simple.
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MartineB Premium
Can you purchase a domain through someone else but apply it to your website via WA? (Appreciate your patience - I am somewhat clueless when it comes to this side of things)
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MartineB Premium
Thanks Louise, that's helpful.
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MartineB Premium
Great! Thank you:)
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ariesight Premium
Ask EVERY question you have. If you stick around, you'll see that the community here is great.
That's the #1 reason I love this platform. Most people love answering questions, so don't worry about that.

What exactly do you mean by "apply your domain to your website via WA"?
You can have a completely separate site. You can host it somewhere else without any connection to WA. And you can apply everything you learn here to your site.
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MartineB Premium
Hmmm...not sure I know what I mean...haha.
Yes, I'm finding out how helpful people are on here and I think I might have even helped others already which is nice.
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ariesight Premium
Yes, it's nice. :)
If you're not sure you want to go Premium, just stay on the Starter for now. Finish the level 1 training and then focus on writing.
In a couple of months, if you want to keep going, go to Premium then. It's better than going now and feeling like you made a bad choice.
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MartineB Premium
Yes, thank you
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Swangirl Premium
You can only use a SiteRubix site if you are a free member. Most members who pay for a premium account also want their own domain. You can buy one here at WA (which is often just 2 or 3 dollars more but it is much, much easier since you don't have to transfer it over), or you can buy one anywhere else. If you buy it here you get the hosting included however and there are no upsells unlike Go Daddy and other places.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi lovely :-)
We can use SiteRubix sites as Premium members too. I see long-standing members here doing test sites that way before buying domains.
Great to see your gorgeous face again.
Blessings
Louise
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ariesight Premium
That's what I believed she was saying in the beginning. :P
But she means that if you're a free member, you can only use a Siterubix site, you can't host your own domain.
Kind of confusing when you read it, huh? I had to read it a couple of times before I realise it.
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PJooste Premium
Thanks Louise you have answered I question I also had but hadn't mentioned yet. My husband and I have a website we working on purchased through another domain (I'm a newbie here) so we can move it across and continue with it here. Great!
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Pamela
That's awesome - glad to help, even unintentionally, lol!
Blessings
Louise
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lrsnmlss Premium
Two ideas for my niche:
- Helping patients and families become more informed about their choices/options approaching hospital discharge before the day of discharge. The questions they should be asking and the questions they may want to consider before day of discharge. Thoughts? I am not sure how to simplify?

- Promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thoughts? Too simple?
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MartineB Premium
I think you have simplified re your hospital discharge idea.
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lrsnmlss Premium
I think I can narrow down the “wordy” concept. Thanks for your positive feedback and look forward to supporting each other along the way!

Melissa
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MartineB Premium
Oh ok, I think I get you now. I thought your concept had been simplified, but you were talking more about the fact that the idea requires words i.e. asking questions upon discharge. If I'm correct in this assumption, my advice is to write it and then edit. It's amazing how much one can cull through repeated edits.
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lrsnmlss Premium
Regardless of my intent, your response is insightful and reflective.

Thanks,

Martine
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MartineB Premium
Thanks, you might also look at mp3, video and the written word to provide your advice. I should get back to my newbie training...lol
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waian Premium
I like the hospital discharge one. I don't see a need to simplify it; I would go all in and write everything there is to know on the topic. Make it the go-to resource for your target audience.

The eco-friendly lifestyle niche could definitely work as well, I'm just worried the competition is so stiff you might not have success for quite awhile. This is just a guess, I could be totally wrong.

If you need any more clarification/thoughts, just let me know!
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Hello, guys, I need your help which will need a creative way of thinking. I think one of the good ways to find your niche is a knowing on what you believe and with what you had actions. I mean not only interests, because it can be a fiction in our minds :) so I understood that I like adrenaline, its a skydive, diving, fast speed. But I don't have any idea how to connect all these things in some logical aspect. If you agree or also finding your niche, let's discuss:)
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I feel you on this. How about model airplanes, model cars both gas/electric. Also model airplanes and drones. Big this time of year in this last quarter till Christmas!!! For the skydiver in you add skydiving equipment for the true adrenaline junkie.
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Thank you, Joseph, actually its good idea, about drones:) but immediately is a new question about competitors. Do you find a niche for yourself?
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KayDeeBee Premium
I'm working on my first site and the material.
First question: Does anyone have any advice on how to maintain your personal privacy while still being personal and relatable in your blogs? I'm drawing from my experiences with my family, but keeping their privacy is definitely a priority.

Second Question: Does anyone know of a good reputable source for great stock photos (free or reasonable priced)?

Many Thanks!!!!
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Kyle Premium
That is something that you are in full control of, and you can do what you are comfortable with. Many of the most successful bloggers out there have used aliases (pen names) and that is completely fine, or you could just use your first name, or a nickname.

And when you engage people with your content, you want to be relatable.
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Kim,

I too have often wondered about my family and relatives' privacy. As you become more comfortable behind the keyboard you will naturally find ways of not mentioning names or releasing too much information to the public.

The last thing I want is my uncle breathing down the back of my neck, making sure I don't share one of the embarrassing moments of his life (and believe me he has a bunch I could share)

LOL

I have found that having someone proofread my more personal articles prior to posting them helps me quite a bit, a second opinion is always more keen than the original author, and can also make sure privacy is maintained to its utmost.

Hope this helps, Calvin
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PoppaJoe Premium
You will find that when you are writing your blog, there is a media button located at the top that allows you to access over a million photos that you can use. You will develop more sources as time goes one and if you want to explore, try the following:

https://pixabay.com/
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Kim,

sorry I forgot you asked a second question there about images remember it is up to you to make sure any images you use on your site are royalty-free. Here is a list that I have made of the man site that offers images to use:

The Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/
123RF
https://www.123rf.com/
BarnImages
https://barnimages.com/
Burst (by SHopify)
https://burst.shopify.com/
Creative Commons
https://creativecommons.org/
Death to the Stock Photo
https://deathtothestockphoto.com/
Epicantus
https://epicantus.tumblr.com/
Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/
Foodies Feed
https://www.foodiesfeed.com/
Freerange Stock
https://freerangestock.com/
FreeImages
https://www.freeimages.com/
Freestocks.org
https://freestocks.org/
Gratisography
https://gratisography.com/
Good Free Photos
https://www.goodfreephotos.com/
KaboomPics
https://kaboompics.com/
Jay Mantri
https://jaymantri.com/
Libreshot
https://libreshot.com/
Life of Pix
https://www.lifeofpix.com/
Little Visuals
http://littlevisuals.co/
NegativeSpace
https://negativespace.co/
New Old Stock
https://nos.twnsnd.co/
Magdeleine
https://magdeleine.co/
MMT Stock
https://mmtstock.com/
Morguefile.com
https://morguefile.com/
One Million Free Pictures
http://www.1millionfreepictures.com/
Pexels
https://www.pexels.com/
Photo Stock Editor
https://photostockeditor.com/
Picjumbo
https://picjumbo.com/
Pick-up Image
http://pickupimage.com/photo-sharing/top
Pictography
https://picography.co/
Pixaby
https://pixabay.com/
Public Domain Archive
https://www.publicdomainarchive.com/
Reshot
https://www.reshot.com/
RGBStock
https://www.rgbstock.com/
Scx.hu
https://www.scx.hu/
ShotStash
https://isorepublic.com/
Skitterphoto
https://skitterphoto.com/
Snapwire Snaps
https://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/
StockSnap
https://stocksnap.io/
Stockvault
https://www.stockvault.net/
StyledStock
https://styledstock.co/
Upsplash
https://unsplash.com/
Wikimedia.org.

I think that there might also be a couple that I missed

:-D

But I think you will find what you are looking for with the list provided!

Hope this helps,

living Life Large, Calvin
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maryaffgirl Premium
Thanks!
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Having lots of trouble with a niche I mainly just enjoy gaming and playing fortnite and other popular games so I'm not entirely sure about how to pick something within that category and I'm not opposed to doing something completely different either I just have no idea where to start
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steeph Premium
You’d be surprised with how many things you can come up with regarding video games!
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MTK123 Premium
I know what I want for my first niche, health including diet, detox and maybe comfort measures. I saw a product on Click Bank I would like to promote. The sales for this product has beautiful pictures and excellent blogs. Also a high commission.,Now teach me what to do please. :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, don't be rushing ahead. The training is laid out in a specific order to build up your website to a genuine online business. Its a slow and steady process. By following the training step by step and completing each task as you are asked to do so, you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.

Health is a very broad and competitive niche, so ideally you need to narrow it down so as to be seen as an authority on a particular subject. However, not so narrow as to only focus on one product. You can promote lots of different products.

When you apply to join an affiliate program, they will inspect your website to make sure it is suitable, before you get accepted. This means having lots of original content which you have written about your niche.

So, your first steps are to follow the training and build your website. From then on, write lots of articles about your niche. Finally, you can apply to join affiliate programs and promote products.

This is not a get rich quick scheme and takes time, hard work and patience.
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KJorgensen Premium
Hi my fellow Wealthy Affiliates,

I am in the process of deciding whether to choose my own niche or whether to go down the path of promoting WA as my niche. I have a question out of curiosity for those who have started their business/es already....

Have you found that you have had more financial success online through promoting one-time purchase products or, have you had more success through promoting subscription-based products and services? i.e training courses, platforms, programs etc.

Would love to hear your feedback on this :)

Kiara
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JKulk1 Premium
There are many different ways to earn money from your websites. Answering which one would do best is very difficult. So much of our success depends on our own abilities and strengths. One person may do well with products another with subscriptions. A person with great marketing skills will most likely make good money from sites based on ecommerce and not blogging. Excellent writers will do better with blogging.
In the the end it all depends on you and your own personal skills and your ability to focus. Jim
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KJorgensen Premium
Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to answer :)

Very fair point, gives me some food for thought!

Do you mind me asking which avenue you went down to start off with?

Kiara
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Layher Premium
Hello nice to meet you here. Yes, I also follow you. You set your goals whatever you want for example freedom. what people you want to be with, what you want in life. To begin with, you have to love yourself a lot. and be happy. Only then does your real success come and then the money.
Learn every day from people who have already done it. Listen to CD. read books invest even more in yourself. then you grow in thinking and acting. and you become successful too. hopefully my tips got a lot to grow nice day.
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yukih Premium
I've chosen a particular name for my business/brand called Rockfeet, the intention of the business being to review rock climbing shoes to help people find shoes that will rock their feet! Check out my barebones website here: https://rockfeet.siterubix.com

I did a quick google search and found that there is a shop in Sri Lanka called Rockfeet which sells shoes (not specifically climbing shoes though) and they have a facebook page. Would there by any conflict with the naming here or would it be okay to leave it as it is.. Just don't want to be caught out in the future!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time you choose a name that is already in use you run the risk of legal issues later on. It might not happen if they are a small company -- it may not be worth it to them unless you start marketing in Sri Lanka -- but the possibility is always there. Something to consider.
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yukih Premium
Thanks for that AJ. I might change the name a little just in case.
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yukih Premium
Also, I just quickly checked international copyright law and protection of names falls under trademarks. I also did a search for trademarks and Rockfeet is not taken by anyone so I could choose to trademark this but I don't see it as high risk or necessary right now so I think I will leave it. I also think Rockfeet has the best ring to it, or I believe in it the most so I think I will consider trademarking it once it is a bit more established.
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Layher Premium
Hello nice to meet you here. Yes, I also follow you. You set your goals whatever you want for example freedom. what people you want to be with, what you want in life. To begin with, you have to love yourself a lot. and be happy. Only then does your real success come and then the money.
Learn every day from people who have already done it. Listen to CD. read books invest even more in yourself. then you grow in thinking and acting. and you become successful too. hopefully my tips got a lot to grow nice day.
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Hi there;
I already have a website where I have Woo Commerce and a few MP3s that I made a number of years ago. I have thought of adding to it somehow, maybe as an Affiliate to add more products, as I am now "75" and no longer create guided meditations or teach meditation. Unfortunately, I know almost nothing about Affiliate marketing and am not interested any longer in working more than a couple hours a day. However, I still need to make some money and would prefer doing it with products I believe in.
Can you give me an idea of where I start with this program? I need to know where to find products and add products, what does so many days of cookies mean, and how to get traffic?
These questions would be after building the website.
Also, does this cost 19.00 a month??
Thanks so much,
Jackie
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Jackie:
I see you just joined WA today. You should start your learning of the first 10 lessons included in Level 1 which are free for life. That will give you an idea of the high quality content there is here at WA, plus the helping spirit of this great and enormous community. If you join as a Premium member within the first 7 day free trial period the first month is $19.00 USD and $49.00 for next months, but you can pay one year for a discount of nearly 50% if you take advantage of the Black Friday offer coming next November.
If you already own a website you can move it to WA servers and get a lot of additional benefits as you will learn in the first 10 lessons.
I hope to see you in my friend.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Jackie:
I see you just joined WA today. Welcome my friend to the greatest and biggest affiliate marketing community. Once you start learning the 10 lessons of Level 1 your questions will be answered. If you decide to become a Premium member the first month will be $19.00 USD within the first 7 days and from then on $49.00, but Black Friday offer is coming next November with a discount of around 50% if you pay one year.
Keep on learning and you will have enough data to make up your mind about going Premium.
Greetings from México.
Eugenio.
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Hello Jackie,
I tip my hat to you for not letting fear hold you back. The techs will help you more than I can. However, I could not pass by and not let you know that folks like you are an inspiration to the rest of us. I am sure all will go well. Have a good night and it has been a real pleasure to meet you.
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MTK123 Premium
very good to know, thanks Eugenio, I have a brand new web site not set up completely yet, as I don't know how, but plan on learning here. Will also get another if Kyle says I need it. Thanks,
Mary
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I am a member of Legendary Marketer and have already created a domain name in Clickfunnels but have not come to the point of activating it ( Hope this is the right term)

Will I be able to set up a website to market Legendary as this is my number 1 goal to start with it in the wealth niche and then move on to other niches as well.
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AnitaSmith60 Premium
Hi, I do believe you can transfer your domain over, and in Premium you can have several niches....
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can transfer any domains that you like over, or you can simply update your DNS and point them to our hosting (if you are looking to use to use the hosting here.

As for what you promote, I would recommend that you promote what is best and most cost efficient for your audience. You will never establish a brand online if you treat your audience as a mechanism to make money, rather you need to do what is right for them and you will create a long term and sustainable brand.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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Why would I choose a niche if I can go all in???!!!!!!!
I'm not into Affiliate Marketing even though I like it, but I will explain to you all "Affiliate Marketers" how to GO ALL IN instead of one niche>>>
Now, most of the market is shifting to E-commerce which means the data is easier to collect throughout the tools from the websites that offer affiliate marketing, as a result, you can gather all the date from these website and compare them on your website.
Every customer will pick a product from your site will be directed to the E-commerce that provides it, and you will get your percentage and you will get a lot of traffic because you are trustworthy and will provide the cheapest prices, both sides win which is the most profitable business.

Good luck for you all, and I gotta work on website,

sincerely,
Sohib
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AJTrimble1 Premium
"Every customer will pick a product from your site will be directed to the E-commerce that provides it..."

True. But how do you intend on driving traffic to your ecommerce site in the first place?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hey Sohib,

You have somewhat of a grasp of how affiliate marketing works, but I think you might want to do a little more homework (or take the training here), to learn how to be successful at it if this is what you are planning on doing.

Don't be miss guided, not every visitor to your website is going to click on an affiliate link, in fact most will not! Equally important the looks of your website is not all the important until you start getting daily traffic. However, the best thing you can do for your website is to keep adding content (great quality and helpful to the other members of your niche).

The more content you can add to your website the more authority you will gain with the search engines (improving your ranking potential). this works for just about any online business model, not just affiliate marketing!

The key to affiliate marketing is great content to attract visitors through free marketing strategies. Then you must gain the trust of those visitors through the same great content that also will get you ranked in the search engines.

Learn while you earn is the only way to go!
Calvin
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every sentence is quite truthful, and I appreciate your knowledge and experience. However, I'm just following the saying which is found in the 1710 edition of:
(Dictionnaire des proverbes François) stated "Who chases two hares, catches none." As a result, I will try to fulfill the main needs of my online store, and then I will organic traffic witch I will earn the knowledge from you guys.
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I will get*
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Kyle Premium
Ecommerce is certainly one direction that you can head, however there is a lot more overhead, many more risks, and way more people fail in this space simply because they are thrown into selling products that are usually dropshipped, have slow delivery and low quality.

We recommend ecommerce for folks with an established sales record and brand already, and we certainly help LOTS of people with their active stores.
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This was a very helpful video thank you!
Could someone help me? Sorry this is a long post 🤦‍♀️
How do we approach companies or is it easy to approach companies to join their affiliate program and become an affiliate marketer?
Are people really interested in what I have to say? If say at the moment I’m really passionate about my Bible study and quiet time can that be a niche? I am passionate about zero waste living which I’ve previously created a website around and I’m also just passionate about being a stay at home mum and unschooling my daughter so I’m thinking of using these as a niche.
I just don’t want to feel like the things I’m passionate about become a job which in turn make me lose passion about them, does that make sense? I guess I’m scared about having to constantly blog and turn out information and photographs about something I’m passionate about instead of actually enjoying something I’m passionate about because I have to blog about it and constantly write or photograph it and lose the immersion in the thing im passionate about or maybe because I’m like old school I’m not that comfortable constantly being on my phone whilst doing something I really love...
Sorry that was a lot of writing diarrhoea but I’d appreciate your guys help or thoughts and thank you so much for all the wealthy affiliate community and support, love Colette
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Colette & a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good questions and all questions are good ones here!

Suggest you get rolling with the step-by-step training as most of your questions are answered along the way: .... and of course, any niche can be a successful one and it truly depends upon you as the website owner ... and quality content is one key aspect of on-line success as well as an engaged audience ... all of this is elaborated further along the training ...

all the very best to you for every success, cheerio ... :)
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Shamara4 Premium
I would totally buy a bible study program! Cool niche ideas!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
A lot of companies have already an affiliate program so you can just go to their website, fill out the form to apply and then they'll give you the links. It's usually very easy process and you don't even need to talk to anyone in order to get the affiliate links and start earning commissions.
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Great thank you so much 😊
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I followed your Tutorial for the Privacy Policy page, entered in all the information (Website Name) that it asked to change. But when I Published the Page, it DID NOT Publish what was typed, it Published something completely different. Everything that I Edited was gone, and in place was a different Privacy Policy with a bunch of Empty Fields.

Why do you have this set up, to Publish something different, than the Template that you provide?!

-Kristina
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Awesome
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Lol! Awesome? You didn't read my comment then. :/ It didn't publish how it was supposed to.
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VitaliyG Premium
Paul hi, did you do this through site content or through your website dashboard? I ask because I usually use the latter and if you do too, log in to the site and see if you can edit the page and if you can, see if has the edit you made. If so, republish it. Let me know how this goes.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi Vitality. This is Kristina right now, not Paul. But, I was using the Privacy Policy Template through the Site Content area. Which I clicked Publish, I entered the Website to Link it to, chose "Page" as it mentioned, and then entered to Publish it under as "admin". It "said" that it Published, but now there are 2 issues.

1) What Published was NOT the same Privacy Policy Template that I was editing. It was a completely different Template entirely, that had a lot of empty fields.
2) I can only get to this Page inside my Website Backdoor (it says that it's been Published), but when I go to my Website, the Link says that the Page cannot be found and there is nothing there.

I'm very confused about what the issue is.
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Calvinator63 Premium
H Kristina,

I am not sure but it sounds to me like you did not put your "Privacy Policy Page into a menu. This is how you get a post or a page to appear onto the actual site all you did was loaded the page into the back office (dashboard) of your site now you need to figure out where you want it to appear.

If my memory serves me correctly this is taught in level 1, lesson 7 or 8, pretty sure it is in 7. this is something you need to learn and remember because it is a basic function that you will be doing often in your website's daily operations.

Good luck and if you can't figure it out send me a Pm and I will assist you further!

Living life Large, Calvin
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Thank you for the help. But this wasn't the issue. I knew how to place it into my Menu. The issue was even if I typed in "(my website).com/privacy-policy", it would tell me "Oops, cannot load page".

The issue I found was that I'm thinking either Wordpress itself, or the Theme might have come with an Included Privacy Policy (just like it comes with an included "Sample Page" and "Sample Comment"), so it was attempting to post 2 different Privacy Policies to the same URL. It ended up sorting itself out (it took about an hour and a half to show up) and turned my Privacy Policy that I created from the Template into "(my website).com/privacy-policy-2" and the other Policy Template was using the original link.

I was able to go into my Back Office and remove the Theme Privacy Policy Template and switch mine that I edited into the correct URL Link.

Issue has been fixed, thank you all who tried to help!

-Kristina
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Kristina! Glad to see it's been fixed, onward and up now :)
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Yes! Now it's "full speed ahead"! :) Can't wait to see my Website as it begins to unfold and come to life!
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VitaliyG Premium
Little by little this is exactly what will happen. Just make sure to stick to the training to make this all work :)
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I plan on it! The Training here is very helpful and detailed, as long as you follow what it says! Thank you so much, Vitaliy!

-Kristina
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blueskyny Premium
Hi, when i create the policy from the template, I get additional info, for example at the bottom, i get this (see text in asterisks) , and the font is larger and they are not links to anything. I've deleted and started over again and I still get this.

*************
Your contact information
Additional information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
**********
I saw some notes about disregarding some of the info (i.e. comments), but this seems like I've done something wrong.

Thanks for any help.

Best,
Abette
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allancurtis Premium
These are prompts of topics you may wish to cover in your notice to viewers. They may or may not apply to your site ... delete if not applicable.
Allan
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blueskyny Premium
thank you!
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I have a passion for, and a lot of experience and expertise in, the subject of organic foods/cooking, as well as natural and organic personal care products, household products, pet products, etc. I get the impression that is too broad for a niche, though. Would it be best to pick one type of food? That seems too narrow to me, but this is all so new to me. Thanks.
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allancurtis Premium
Organic food and Natural products are huge categories ... A niche that you might do well at are Organic Pet Products or Personal Care Organically or Organic Receipts for Weight Loss ... something that the viewer can directly relate to ... People do not have time to read through your content for what they want. Be as specific as possible and use multiple sites if necessary if you wish to feature more than one product line or topic.
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Thank you so much for your reply. I'm just trying to take all of this in. Multiple sites sounds like a great idea. With the knowledge and expertise I already have across that broad category, I could ultimately have quite a few websites. Thanks again!
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allancurtis Premium
The beauty of WA is you can host 25 sites for the price of your Premium Membership, including SSL and SEO ... that is an amazing package for a very low cost. You will need to buy the domain names but they are only $13.99 per year ... Word of advice though, start with one only ... once it is generating income start on the second one, etc. Do not spread yourself too thin, I did that when I first started and it was not a pretty sight .... LOL
Best wishes ... you are in the right place!
Allan
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Thanks, Allan. Very encouraging words--and I see from your profile that you are one who fully understands what can block and hinder! You have given me excellent advice and I will definitely follow it. Thanks again!
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Great
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SowAndReap Premium
Yeah I would narrow it down to a specific area like organic snack foods or like organic skin health creams a more narrowed down niche.
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LikhonAhmed Premium
You can select any kind of niche here. but foods/cooking is one of the best niche
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KayDeeBee Premium
I've decided on a couple of niches I've been creating material on and am definitely passionate about. The thing is when I research a niche, there are so many blogs already out there. I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. How do you make your blog stand out in all the noise?
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Caruana Premium
Hi Kay, my niche is also common and there's heaps of related sites already, but I think everyone has his own way of classifying things and how you go about writing your content still makes it unique. You can also look at peoples comments and queries about the topic and come up with something new.
Hope this helps. Cheers
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BvVugt Premium
There's only 1 you, Kim. It's your voice, your views, your tone, your energy, your ways. Everything in life has already been done, but not by you.

Even when other people talk and write about your niche, there's room for you. Because you'll find your own tribe, your own people who prefer to hear it from you. Maybe because they trust you more. Or because they like the way you say things better. Or because your choices of topics resonate better with them.

Find your voice and you'll find your audience. It takes time, but they'll come to you if you keep calling them.

Good luck.
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Kpennington1 Premium
I'm in need of some help on my privacy page. I have tried to copy my url and paste it where it shows up as a link or in blue like shown in the video but every time I try to do this it only paste in black with no url link.
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allancurtis Premium
The copy and paste should work ... be sure you only select the url information (no extra spaces or characters) and then paste into the document ... remove the old text template data so only your new url is present in that space. If you can send the url of the page we might be able to determine what has happened.
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blueskyny Premium
Hi, I have two questions.

If the About me is a post versus a page, as you create more posts, it will be harder to find, no?

Also, how do you manage comments, or if they aren't managed, what if you get unprofessional comments and also manage the expectation of commenters to get responses.

I am inclined to be have my about me as a page, so that it stays at top and also to be selective on where comments are allowed.

However, I would appreciate guidance based on experience in both these areas.

I might also add, my preference would be to limit comments initially so that I can grow the website, realizing that might be a catch -22.

Thank you in advance.

Best,
Abette
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BvVugt Premium
You're right: your 'about me' should be a page, not a post.

Comments need to be approved first, so you can always edit or delete them before you publish. You can do that through the Comments area here at WA or through your Wordpress dashboard.

Comments help your website grow, because search engines love engagement and interaction. It will give your website better ranking.
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djriver Premium
Hi. Yeah I prefer my "About Me" as a page also. The older training had us do it that way. But I see the point of allowing comments. You can allow comments on a page too though.

If you make the About me page a post you can still add it to the menu which you will learn to do in lesson 8 of the first course.

Whether or not you want comments is entirely up to you. One thing I will mention. The chances of your website being found this early on is really slim, so I wouldn't worry about how things appear yet.

Also in settings you can set up comments to have to be moderated by you before they show up under discussions.
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Thank you for clearing this up because I was wondering as well
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blueskyny Premium
thank you

very helpful!!
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blueskyny Premium
thank you. very helpful ‼️‼️
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My situation Mr Kyle is finance to pay my fee or membership fee.
Cause April 2019 i starter earn money on line i try my luck but i got robbed i lost almost thousand dollars but till today i just lost my money and i end up fighting with my wife.I receive error code but up to now i never receive anycent.Then i ask myself mayb this not belong me cz im living in Africa Namibia.Really i was dissappointed but even though i still have hope one day i will get the right person who will help me to achieve my green pasture.
Thanks alot i will try to get some money if not i will inform you but now i don't have.

But im happy to meet your affiliate i think my suffering will get any end
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Kyle Premium
If you don't have the budget to upgrade at the moment, that is completely fine. You should work through the Getting Started training (within the "Get Started Here" button in the menu) and take action.

By lesson 4 you are going to have your own niche website up and running. This is the starting point of your business and is the foundation that is going to lead you to success down the road.

When you are ready to upgrade, I know you are going to absolutely love it but at your own pace.
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Jermaa Premium
Why have you not remedied the inability to watch videos on the site? I have emailed both Kyle and Carson about this. Where the video should be, in its place is "This video is not authorized to be embedded here". Please fix this as it frustrating! I want to start the training but can't. If there are plugins on my end that might interfere, let me know what they might be. But the learn more link says that domain restrictions need to be turned on. Please see to this or let me know why I can't watch these videos.
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Shamara4 Premium
Hi there, I’m new here but just wanted to let you know the videos are working here. Have you tried watching it on your phone? Not ideal but at least you can get the trainings in and done.
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Jermaa Premium
Hi Shamara, no I haven't tried that but I should not have to. There is a reason and we need to find it. I could be extention on chrome on my end or a domain issue.
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Shamara4 Premium
Any luck?
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Lucy50 Premium
In lesson number 3. If you are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. If you don't have a niche at this point, this will be your niche and we have an Affiliate Bootcamp dedicated to those that are interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
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Orfreedom Premium
Hi, greater than life community. I am a bit confused and need an answer. Thank you in advance for your help!

I have replaced my original website theme in the WP dashboard with another one but, it doesn't actually change it, even if the new theme is ''active''. Any clue as why it doesn't automatically change?

Praise to the community's knowledge base,
Cheers!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Olivier, that seems unusual, there can always be glitches.

Get hold of site support.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support



Up date us on your outcomes.
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Orfreedom Premium
Wow! Thx for the super quick response. I'll keep you posted if it can help someone else in return.
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AlexEvans Premium
That is how we get on and achieve, helping each other.

We all have something to offer.
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feigner Premium
Hi Oliver, with the new breed of browser most people are after quick results - so they now show you stored results ( cached)
so to get around this for developers try pressing ctrl + f5 when you want to refresh your page and you will bypass the browsers cache, showing you results which are actually there.
I hope you get it sorted
phil
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Orfreedom Premium
Thank you very much,

Yah. Newbie mistake. I forgot about that. It was just a little bit confusing as I could still see the old website image in the website manager thumbnail.

All good now. Thanks a bunch again for the support and quick response from the community and the customer support as well. I got this issue answered in 10 mins...

I'm very impressed!
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feigner Premium
yeah... that may show the old one till you hit the refresh button.
glad it's all good now
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Lmfullwood Premium
2 questions:

1.) I accidentally published before i did the grammar/spell check. Is there a way that i can do the grammar/spell check in the siterubix editor? (since theres no longer an update button for any changes that i make in the Site- content editor)

2.) Ive updated my about me page in the siterubix editor. but the changes are not displaying when i open it in the site content editor. it still shows the old page.. is that normal?
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Dombel Premium
Click on the websites, from the left bar, the page will take you to a page where you will see all your websites. You will see a section called "my recent content", click on "View all my content" and you will see your post there. You can then click on your publication and it will open within the siterubix editor to make the necessary updates.
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CMKetay Premium
Hi! 1) Yes, you can edit it after having been published. the answer below is the easiest.

2) After you made changes, did you hit save? Save. Then refresh. You should see your changes.

Hope that works for you.

Christine
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Dombel Premium
For your second question, to see the changes you must click on the publish button.
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Lmfullwood Premium
so theres no way to edit it in the sitecontent/ editor once its published? is there a grammar check funchtion in the siterubix editor?
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Dombel Premium
Yes, if you open your publication on site content, even when it has been already published, you still will be able to edit. There's a grammar check icon on the top of the editor. After editing and making corrections you must publish again, otherwise your changes will not display on your post.
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Lmfullwood Premium
i guess its just wierd.. when i open the site in the in the "sitecontent" editor, it shows me my first draft that i didnt mean to pubish. but when i press "published: edit here" it takes me to the siterubix editor, where it is the revised version. & it previews properly.. i guess its ok if its displaying improperly in only 1 editor... i just really wish i could grammar spell check .. idk
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