Niches...this is the scariest word for most people when starting out. However, the idea of a niche should not scare you. Instead it is rather 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, a problem, a need or a want. 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 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 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. Watch the video below...


DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE:
Choosing Your Direction - It Starts With a Niche
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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.

But Really, a Niche is a Group of People

In the simplest form, a niche is really a group of people looking for stuff. When you select your niche, you want to avoid being too broad with your niche selection. What people fail to understand is the fact that there are millions of people looking for stuff online within what seems to be the smallest of niches, but they really are not.

Because of this, I have spent some time putting together a blog post outlining how you should approach your niche selection, how to avoid going too broad with your niche, and how to really narrow it down to a group of people that are more specific and targeted.

READ BLOG POST: A Niche is a Group of People Looking for New Stuff

I provide you with some real life examples of how to break down a broad niche into more specific groups. There is also a very active discussion there if you have any questions about your particular niche or you want to join in the on the conversation. ;)


Task 1: Choose Your Direction

We want you to select the niche that interests you most and gets you the most excited. You can either choose your own niche at this point or you can choose the "make money" niche (that should be your choice if you have no idea what niche to choose).

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 need to enjoy helping people within your niche.
(5) Your first niche PROBABLY won't be your last (so don't worry about it being perfect)
(6) Any niche can become a "full time" successful business

There is NO SUCH THING as choosing the wrong niche.

Also, note that niches can always change. 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 are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the "make money" 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.



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garland1 Premium
Great visions on your part, and the best wishes for your upcoming future.
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timtex0077 Premium
Awesome goals, Taii. Great great great. I love how detailed they are. We should all be so diligent :)
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EdwardSeeley Premium
Hi Steven,
I faced a similar dilemma. I had two ideas in my head. One was relating to hearing loss and the other was internet marketing. I thought the internet marketing would be the best for generating sales (promoting WA) but I opted to go with my real passion first and built my website around hearing loss.
I spent 5 months building this and went through the training. Once I had a solid foundation with this website I began to build the Wealthy Affiliate promoting one.
The hearing loss website was the first to generate sales for me and continues to do so on a regular basis.
The wealthy affiliate site has just begun to bear fruit with a few referrals and sales.
The point I am making is that you don't know what niche will bear fruit first or the most. No niche is a sure thing on its own.
It is the time and effort we put into a particular niche that will bear fruit. No matter how promising a niche may sound, you have to be passionate about it and make your website an authority within it.
Sometimes the niche we think has the least potential can actually be the most profitable.
My advice is to go with the one you are most passionate about, the one you know you can be an authority in. Do that exclusively for a period of time until you have built a solid base.
Then you can look to either combine the two niche's within one website or you can begin to build a second site.
Good luck in whatever way you decide to go.
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Thanks Edward, sage advice...
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D-wright1 Premium
Very powerful advice and am glad to have great people like you on my team...
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motorcityguy Premium
Me too...the race belongs to those who quit not! If it is to be, it is up to me!
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Thanks for this advice.
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Hi I have 2 different types of niches I want to work with. One is travel related (guide to Italian Lakes) and the other is more products based (cycling accessories). Whilst I am more "interested" in the travel site, am I better to go for the product site to generate more sales? (I am quite interested in that too). Thanks...
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onebluemoon Premium
Go with one niche, after you can try to make them related or you can start another website
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Sure, but which one is more likely to succeed - products or travel info? I'm suspecting that products is more of a sure-fire winner? Thanks again...
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onebluemoon Premium
How about doing travel as your main site, then do a sub-section on travelling by cycle, and try to sell products there? Just a suggestion
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Hi Steve- I'm also facing the same dilemna of having 2 niches- one is weight loss for women and the other is plus size shoes for ladies. I suppose it does not matter really which one you start with as you have the choice to do more than one website. Try starting with the one you are more passionate about as you will have more to say about that and once you gain more experience and confidence in the business, then go for the next one. That is what I intend to do. All the best!!.
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Hi I fear that I have made a mistake already. After creating my site "thebestplaceonearth.etc" I have now changed the title of my website to "Travel to Italian Lakes", following keyword research. All the keywords in my list (79 so far that meet the criteria) are relevant to Travel to Italian Lakes. I wish to stick with Italian Lakes as my niche. Should I delete the website and start a new one with teh words "traveltoitalianlakes" in it? And a secondary question, should I specialize further eg "Travel to Lake Garda" because there seems to be enough keywords to support that smaller niche? I recognise that a smaller niche is preferable but the traffic is obviously lower, so maybe I should stick to the wider area of "Travel to Italian Lakes" and battle it out in a larger field. Sorry for the long question - thanks in advance...
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onebluemoon Premium
DON'T delete your site! Just to emphasize, the tile of your website doesn't matter, it will not affect the ranking. Keywords are important in the posts you create, so make sure to include them every time you write a new post.
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Thanks onebluemoon, much appreciated. Just to confirm though - the title is correct, but the actual website address is now completely different to the keywords. My worry is that difference will decrease the performance, is that correct?
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onebluemoon Premium
Nope the website address doesnt really matter. Just look at apple.com, they are selling phones and mac.
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Thanks again :)
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Great point! I had the same dilemma. Kept changing my title as I was moving through training but url had to be created first so I was stuck with it. Thanks for the positive and truthful feedback on wording:) Veronica
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motorcityguy Premium
You make an excellent point...I have two domains I using my name, and either can be used for any niche product, right? I like creating just for the product, it works naturally....barnabasonline.com can be anything I want, just the domain name for any sort of wordpress articles or blogging...or dedirected to the particular product or opportunity I am promoting.
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Thanks motorcityguy. OK cool so 'bestplaceonearth' can be expanded to other areas besides Italian Lakes, right? I was just concerned that the website having dfferent words to the keywords search would lessen the chance of getting good SEO
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KeliT Premium
Can I put links to Amazon products on my own site? I checked out their affiliate program and don't want them to make me a site. But what I read seemed like I had to choose, let them make me a site for free or pay a small amount to have links on my own site & profit when someone buys through my links.
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Gordon-D Premium
First of all you have to apply to Amazon Associates for an account. Once you have been accepted you can then place links from Amazon onto your site and get paid when someone makes a purchase through your link. You do not have to pay any amount to have links on your site, but you will not get any commissions from any links from Amazon unless you have an Affiliate ID.
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Shelly21 Premium
I am working on this but ran into an issue. I have the Laveo Theme. Although I followed all of the lessons and updated the SEO title, the title name will not change from saying Laveo. I went back to watch the lessons again, It still says Laveo. Then when I tried to change themes to move away from this one as I could not figure it out, then my categories disappeared even though I still see them in the dashboard and activated them. help!
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ericcantu Premium
are you saying that you can't get your website's title to appear at the top of your page? Within your theme's customizer one of the first things to edit is the title and tag line.

And if you created a menu in the old theme with pages or categories, and then you switch themes, you'd have to create a menu again in the new theme so that they show up.
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Shelly21 Premium
Thanks for replying! Yes, I cannot get the title to appear right even though it appears I have updated it.
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ericcantu Premium
Sometimes when you're making changes that aren't showing up even when u save and publish, whether it be customizing your theme or making changes to a post, resetting your machine will help. Have u tried that maybe?
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RosaC1 Premium
I'm confused. I purchased my domain name and now see two sites when I click on SiteRubix. One site has my domain name and dot com and the other has my domain name and siterubix.com. Which one do I work on? I've picked out a WordPress theme. When do I install this to my dot com site? And I keep seeing the message "Upgrade to Pro Version" in red when I open the dashboard. Do I ignore this?
Thanks.
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timtex0077 Premium
Hi Rosa. One thing that will help is if you go into your site manager and click on the "move" button in your siterubix site. Move it to your domain. Not sure about the upgrade to pro version though. Maybe it has to do with your theme though.
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Ryguy Premium
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You'll transfer most of the information from your siterubix account to your own domain. You'll still have to put some info back in though. I'm not far ahead of you in the training and recently did what you're doing.
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ebjamison Premium
Kyle,
I am thoroughly intrigued with these awesome informational videos so far. I have tried several times to "make it" onlline, but it hasn't worked.

So, as I think about promoting products, and Amazon, I have a question.

My professional niche is academic editing, business editing, writing, and of course teaching English and creating lessons that work.

So, do I go in that direction, or do I try to promote other products that simply interest me?

The problem with my field is that everything I do takes such a long time on my part. Editing academic writing takes time, and effort. So what niche can I find that maybe allows for some passive income?

Also, is it okay to create several totally different websites? One for my academic services, one for tech products that I love?

Thanks!

Elizabeth
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botipton Premium
Elizabeth I am a retired from teaching English at a college in 2001 to work full-time on the Internet.

There is a shortage of good writers and especially good editors. You can make a living on the Internet doing just that. I know that for a fact because I have been doing it. As you said it takes a lot of time and is labor intensive.

Yes, you can work more then one niche (thank goodness). Yes, as you will learn in the training there are ways to make passive income.

You have a huge advantage being able to write content for your own sites and for others.

Go for it you can do this and if you like writing you will enjoy it.
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dparekh21 Premium
Question for the WA community -
I have bought a .com domain. I am based in uk and want to make a review website for uk products. Will my domain make a difference at all ans products will be from UK amazon so i want to make sure my website is showing on Google UK. Any advises? how should i research keywords? does jaaxy take the above into consideration?
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littlemama Premium
I would just clearly state on your site either in the title or in all your posts that this product is for UK residents.
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nathaniell Premium
I think you're fine with a .com but just make it clear that it's for UK people. You could get the .co.uk domain though if you are 100% sure you don't want to expand outside the UK.
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dparekh21 Premium
Thank u nathanniell and littlemama for your responses. I will take it into consideration when adding content! I appreciate your help a lot!
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dparekh21 Premium
Thank you littlemama for the advise. I appreciate it. Thank you very much!
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PhyllisH1 Premium
I just created the 3 draft pages: About Me, Privacy & Website However, when I go to the website, the pages are not showing up on the home screen. But, if I go back to the Site Manager and click on the "About Me" page it will take me there (obviously with no content).

It should show up right away, right?? At this point, can I change the theme? Or will that be building a new website?? Help!!
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MrKaung Premium
did you save and publish after the edits?
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ericcantu Premium
You said these are drafts? If so you need to publish them for them to show up. Also, being that these are pages and not posts they won't show up on your home page like posts do. They'll show up on your menu once you put them there. Don't worry, Kyle covers all this. Just stick with the training and you'll get there :)
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NeBro Premium
Phylis, you have not done anything wrong or made a mistake, so do not worry about that, you do not need a new theme or website, you can change your theme if you like but this is not the issue.

You have just not reached the lesson where you deal with menus and locations yet, as Eric says, Kyle covers everything you need and some of it comes in later lessons.

For now.

Make sure you have 3 things going on.

1 - your pages are published and not still in draft mode http://easywpguide.com/wordpress-manual/saving-and-publishing-content/

2 and 3 You need to have a menu setup and added to the 'Manage locations' http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/ because some themes have multiple menu points so WP needs to be told which goes where for it to appear in the appropriate place.

Check out the tutorial by Labman And Kyle does a quick walkthrough in this lesson If this is not what you are looking for or does not fix your issue then pls post back.

Best wishes

Neil
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PhyllisH1 Premium
Thanks for your response and the additional help links,. In other words, don't panic!! Just continue on with the training. Will do! :)
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PhyllisH1 Premium
Eric, I did save and publish. I will keep going with the training and if I have any problems going forward I'll panic again!! LOL!!

Thanks.
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Is there a way for you to know what are the kind of things people are searching for in regards to a niche so you can narrow it down or i don't actually need to think too hard? Haha

Because what if you chose your niche and went through all the effort for it to not turn out well
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timtex0077 Premium
Hi Miroar!

I don't think you need to think too hard about it. Think about things you love doing or reading about. Then go to google.com and start typing that in the search bar. "Google Instant" will start populating ideas for you in the search bar :)

Tim
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MelaniLukito Premium
I hope the link above can help you.
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Thank you, this was helpful!
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Lesson #2 and already I'm becoming discouraged because phrases are being repeated. People repeat the same phrases over and over, when they are trying to convince you of something. Wealthy Affiliate is starting to feel more like a pyramid scheme. I'm spending more time reading about what I "will be doing" and 'what can be done' versus actually learning anything of value or doing anything productive.
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amyr2017 Premium
Give it a chance --this is not a pyramid scheme -- not even close. Just stick with the lessons and it will all begin to clear up for you. There is a method to the training and just try to go with it for a bit to see how it all shapes up --
You can see the results of my training here: http://www.natureshealingstrategies.com
Let me know how it goes!
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Thank you for the encouragement!
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Farrej1 Premium
I thank you also...I am a "results yesterday person!" I did push ahead because I followed what was said and at times was lost. Those times I went back and did it again. I am finding by pushing through I am picking up tips for things I felt I did not understand earlier. This works for me might not for you.

Don't get me wrong I am still in a fog it's just not pea soup. Sometimes when I ask a question I feel like everyone that answers give a llittle different version. Not necessarily wrong just confusing.
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AlisonJones Premium
Hi Amy loved your story on your about page really inspirational and well don on your recovery. I am a health coach and the power of nutrition never ceases to amaze me.
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RosR Premium
WOW! This is amazing !
Im premium now so do I still start with siterubix for my first one as demonstrated above by Kyle then transfer to my own domain later? If not where do I do to get my own domain?I know its probably been stated somewhere but what do others advise please ? Does it cost me more for my own domain? I'm guessing so but I dont want to spend anymore money right now .

Also if Im working away and go out of whatever Im doing is there a quick way to get back to where I was ? I always go back to the green button which is tedious, there must be another way?

Lastly, because im too lazy to go back to the first video introduction...if I want to leave a message/join the discussion at any time about anything is it via here ie. after a lesson or in the "live chat" or in the "ask a question" bubble??

Thanks!
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MsMerry Premium
Hi, Ros and congrats on the premium. If you want to look more professional you should get your own domain. You can do that here or at my fav GoDaddy. ( a little cheaper at GD) With that said you can transfer later from the free domain. Usually to the right of your screen when you are here you will see where you left off in your training. What is your niche going to be or do you know yet? Just asking as you want your domain name to reflect that if you can. At least in some small way. Hope this helps and if I missed anything someone will pick it up and help you further.
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JenNine Premium
How to buy a domain. Check this out on how to buy a domain. I know we don't want to spent more money but it's a very small fee. I think it's under $20 a year. You can do it later. But, here is a lesson from Kyle about it. When I leave a lesson I click on the green again and it usually brings me back to where I left off. Other wise I go to the right where it shows a short list of the lesson. At the bottom of the list you can click the Show 3 more. That extends the list if where you were is there.
Asking a question about the lesson you're on can be done at the end of the lesson. Or you can go to the live chat. Ask again bubble looks like it would work as well. I haven't used it but since it's there why not?
Hey, I think you are terrific for taking this journey and I hope to see you often in my trails! Keep sharing your progress and reach for the SKY!!!!
I really hope all this helps. Do let me know.
Warm Thoughts to you
Jeannine
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RosR Premium
Thank you so much for all the help Jennine! The responses Im getting are so quick so it must mean that Kyle's right when he says there's hundreds of people on the site all the time !
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RosR Premium
Thank you MsMerry! My niche is somewhere around domestic violence, not sure if I should narrow it a bit to "information for women on domestic violence ..........." or if thats being sexist or not . Maybe "help for victims of domestic violence"??
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JenNine Premium
I couldn't do well without the pronto help and replies. It's really neat! I'm very happy that you benefited from all this.
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sharonwhyte Premium
Yes it is amazing.
They probably show you as you do the lessons to get the domain. For one yr domains they are 10 here and always 10. .I got mine from godaddy for about 10 but will go up. Yeah start with your Webname.siterubix and that can be changed

The lessons should pick up where you finished. Always make sure to do the tasks and check them off and then you click next to go onto next lesson. Like I said it should take you to the lesson you are at.

Live chat is awesome. Anytime go in there and ask anything. People are so helpful.

The ask a question I think is live chat also. You can also create a post within Wealthy Affiliate about anything and people will comment on it etc. you will find your way around. What I stress though is don't skip the lessons or tasks as Kyle is helping you build your website and blog the right way. And each lesson builds on the next

Hope that helps!
Also if you need me straight away use messenger. I check into this portal a few times a day but if you want a response immediately then I see messenger first.
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Hello Merry those words passed on to RosR seem to be correct just by me reading them and i hope that i'll be doing the same soon thanks for sharing..
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Sounds like a great niche RosR good luck with it all.
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Very helpful reply for me too! thanks
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allegro101 Premium
Hi everyone

This has been a great start to my journey.

The About Me page is presenting some challenges. I need to relate the product (health) to myself but I have not personally experienced the issues that the product will be helping people with.

I'm sure that there must be other WA members who have experienced the same situation.

Would appreciate some feedback thanks.
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MsMerry Premium
No, you don't have to Roy. The about Me page is about You and what it is that lead you to your niche or to WA or to both. Like telling a short story so your readers can relate to you as a person. You want to brand you first not your product. You want people to believe in what you are saying.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Thank you for the enlightment.
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I am reading in Getting Started Level 1 of Online Certification. My questions based on what I've read are: 1) Is it common to have multiple sites if a member has multiple niches? 2) if I have domains I already own but of those, only one website built (around my existing company) and want to explore other niches and their contrasting potentials, should I use SiteRubix across all my domains to build their corresponding sites?
Thank you
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jewels44 Premium
yes, I would I think it would be easier everything here at WA
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My question is about Affiliate programs. Can a merchant who has no Affiliate program in place quickly implement an Affiliate structure? I haven't advanced far enough into the training to learn what is involved in a company participating in an Affiliate program but this is an important piece of information for me in solidifying my chosen niche. Can you direct me to this information? Please and thank you
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jewels44 Premium
Yes very much so the training is very easy so you can have a structure up in like two days unless you have plenty of time to work on your first three pages.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, you can when you reach that point, Kathleen. What is your niche? Most will want to see content on your site and a few visitors so it is best to do that first. After you have relevant info for your niche it is very quick. Like a one or two day approval.
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CherieDhee Premium
Thanks for this overview on the process of earning money online. Simple yet informative ;)
But still, I have this hanging question in my head. Surely, it may be discussed in further tutorials or already been answered before.
My question is..

* Are we needing to have a contract with these Affiliate companies that we will be including in our websites? or are we just free to use their links?

* Will they be alerted if a sale is made for them by my website?

I am really new to this field and it will be very helpful to know how this goes about :)

Thank you in advance and cheers!
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doowopdude Premium
Hi Cherie. You won't need a contract to actually work with the companies, but you will have to agree to abide by their principles (things like no spamming with the links). You'll have to apply for the program first. Amazon will approve you right away. Others may take a few days to give you an answer.
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CherieDhee Premium
wow, that sounds great and not complicated at all :)

Thanks a mill, doowopdude! Cheers
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RosR Premium
I read somewhere that its best to do the Affiliate Bootcamp first before choosing my own niche? Is that right? Is that just so I can become familiar with how it works ? I have plenty of niche ideas so not sure which way to go , Bootcamp or my own niche?
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SamanthaHack Premium
I thought about doing this too. But, when I got to thinking about it, I figured by going the route of having my own niche I am not losing out on anything. If something goes wrong, I can always turn to WA for support and answers. Take your time with this. I figured, I would get one website up and going first to see how it does, and if all else fails then I can try the bootcamp. I hope this helps.
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RosR Premium
Thanks Samantha, it sounds like your well on your way now so hope its going well for you so far.
i think i'll take your advice and have a go , whats the worst that can happen... as you say ...ask for help or start again!
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sharonwhyte Premium
Hi Ros,
Congrats on going Premium. No if you have a niche sorted definitely start at the Green Getting Started area.This teaches you how to set up your site as well. The reason I did the bootcamp is because I didnt have a niche. I cannot wait to go through that eventually and I imagine alot of it is similar anyway to the bootcamp. Let me know if you have any other queries!
Cheers, Sharon
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RosR Premium
Thanks Sharon! You WILL be hearing from me !!
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RLG Premium
Have an image on my desktop that I want to use on my profile. Pretty simple thing to put it in my profile but could use a step by step to "drag and drop". I see "copy" when right clicking on the image but am not seeing "paste" or similar at the spot to put the image where it says "drag and drop".
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TEvans1 Premium
Click browse then go to Desktop find your image, select, then click open. That's what I did.
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feigner Premium
rlg -the easiest way to drag and drop is to get the browser out of full screen so you can see your desktop as well as the browser.
pickup the image and then drop it in your browser.
hope to 'see' you soon

phil
just had a quick look at the add image in your profile
use the blue browse link to open your computer - navigate to the desktop and select the image
good luck
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DorcasW Premium
I took a image from my desktop but when I drop it it fell in the middle of the window and the area around it covers the entire window. I tried to minimize it and everything went.
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DorcasW Premium
Hello; I am totally stressed out now. Why is it none of my web sites is build to accommodate images including mine own?

I even tried to upload images by way of Gravatar, it do not work. Gravatar said: quote: The site you are using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading images.

May I ask, Am I being penalized here and if so for what reason?
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Gamer2115 Premium
did you sign up to gravate if you did sign into your site and ask the support team they will give you the best answers why or whats going on
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garland1 Premium
At times when we tend to stress out it seems to make matters worse than what they are, I don't think you are being penalized for any reason.
Try to step away and take a break to clear your mind, this way you have a fresh start :)
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feigner Premium
hi dorcas - what are you trying to do?
where are you trying to add the image
what theme are you using
remember - as with your posts when talking to others they cannot see what you can - or think what you think so you must put that picture into their head and give all of the information for others to see and help
looking forward to more infomation

phil
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EvonC Premium
I open another window and do everything Kyle does...like a robot...because I do NOT want to get lost in the online woods. That has worked for me so far. I don't know if this will help DorcasW...but figure I would put it out there. Best of luck.
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DorcasW Premium
This exactly what I do that's how I am certain that the tools he work with are not in my website.
I am trying so heard and no help. I now feel like a fool. and I am getting stressed.
It is six days short two months, what have I accomplish?
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DorcasW Premium
This is another issue the team is not visible. I am trying to add the image to my profile
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DorcasW Premium
Thank you but this is what I have been doing for some time now. Let me say this.: from I signed up I am having problems from I reach Lesson 4 I did try to begin with the free website and I could not. That was when I decide to go premium. went premium and I could open the site for over three weeks. I saught for help until I felt foolish. Kyle was away when he returned he had it fixed. but something is wrong. The tools Kyle use in the add image are not on my site. Gravatar said: "quote" The site you are using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading images. end of Quote.
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DorcasW Premium
I have a gravatar account. I told Gravatar the problem because they allowed the profile picture on the outside to log in of my website but not inside not in my profile.

Gravatar said: "quote" The site you are using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading image. End of quote.
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DorcasW Premium
Thank you for your private message. I have a Gravatar account their support said: " The site you are using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading images. End of quote.
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That is great advise!
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My non financial goals,
In the next 10 days, I want to be at peace with everything and anything.
The next 30 days, I want to stop procrastinating about exercising and just do it.
The next 6 months, quit smoking, and be a way better person than I ever have been.
In the next year, finish my diploma in community service.
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Keldyn Premium
You have some great goals. I believe exercise can really help you with your business as well. Each week I do some yoga sessions and group fitness sessions and that helps me keep at the peak of my performance mentally. I would suggest that no matter how fit anyone is that exercise they enjoy is really important to sustain balance.
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Thank you, so true, I think balance is the key to any success,
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If I sign-up with a company like Ameriplan who sells medical and dental insurance and I become a benefit consultant can I post it on my website I receive from here or should I just be an affiliate for them. They actually want to charge me $70.00 to be an benefit consultant do you think this is a scam?
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kdimeo Premium
Yes, I do! Affiliate programs don't usually charge you to be the program.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you shouldn't have to pay to take part in an affiliate program. That sounds like it may be some sort of scheme.
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Advice needed here... I have great passion for intercultural communication (differences between two or more cultures, comparisons, tips and tricks, how to overcome culture shock, tips for learning a new language etc) and all kind of travel stuff (countries, how to travel on a budget in Europe etc), but I don't really know if I can make up a proper business with that.... I also really like translation and I would love to "sell" this service in my website, but from what I got here it's safer not to start selling your own product until you have gained some experience.... should I just completely change field and think of something else that I like, that could be easier to employ for a niche (I enjoy using and learning about organic products for skincare, for example)?
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MelaniLukito Premium
Intercultural communication is a great and interesting niche I think, considering globalisation era now. You can explore the topic in your website and I convince it will attract many people interest include from WA community who come from various cultures.
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hst22usa Premium
They all sound so interesting. My advice is to build a website on something you enjoy. Search in Google affiliate programs that fit those topics. After a while when you get traffic I would then add your own products to your site as well. It sounds like you have a good niche theme and categories to go with it. That means you have content! A big hurdle to get past. I started with what my affiliate options were and if there were enough options to have a thriving business. I like the travel on a budget and overcoming culture shock. I think that would be great!
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Thank you for the feedback!! I may do that, because it is something I really care about...
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AndreDaniel Premium
Sure you can! You inadvertently wrote a few methods to create an online business out of Intercultural Communication in your opening lines..."tips and tricks" "how to over come shock" "tips for leaning a new language" :) These keywords can be used suggest "resellable" resources and products I'm sure. Or even create your own, no?

Personally I think depending on your level of knowledge, It can be perfectly fine to create your own product. If you feel you have a good grasp and love for the field - all you have to do is learn the fundamentals of marketing online, gathering your audience and you should be on your way.

Creating a business around travelling and budget travel is the easier part :) To me anyway.
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Thank you so much for your opinion! I would love to create my own product, since Intercultural Communication is my field of studies and I already know a lot about it (or at least enough to help other people). I may try and do that :)
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You build a Website for tourists and what visitors need in theJourney to various Destination . Once they can have all they one in ur Portal, they will pay for ur services.maps,language Basic, dangers or places to avoid,budget planner,and health issues
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I have chosen a niche which is Beach resorts in Thailand. I am a little concerned as I am not totally sure that this is a niche as perhaps it is still too broad. On the other hand, "Travel" is broad so I am looking for some feedback to see what anyone else might have to say about this?
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KyleManning Premium
No, that is a perfect niche. A lot of people have those sorts of niches. As long as you can provide or research the information. It'll work.
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StevenWood Premium
I think that has the potential to be an epic niche and potentially lucrative one.

Nice job, I hope your journey at WA is a fruitful one that sees all of your goals coming true. : )
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bigdszpotek Premium
I want to help others, but first I need to be in a place here, where I can get to that point. I want to be a blessing to my family, and support their dreams and goals. I want to be a strong and reliable person in all that I do. I am going to be at peace with myself, because that is the only way I will succeed.
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kzalGBpacker Premium
well you are in the right place my friend!!
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pringle Premium
Hi
Is it OK for me to work on my own domain website even though I'm just on lesson 4. My first 7 days I spent zooming around WA to check it out and now I'm going through the steps to get it right.
I chose the premium package and now I'm ready to move on the building my website.
Just wondering if my choice is OK. I'm happy for any suggestions.
P.S. I have not built a website before..
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KyleManning Premium
Yes, you can go ahead and continue working on your site. But, just be sure to go through the training at a fairly even pace while your are working on your site. Just in case you discover something you decide you want to change due to something that inspired you in training.
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pringle Premium
Hi Kyle
Thanks for the tip. I will be taking it slowly as I'm trying to take it all on board but also make a good job of the site.
I appreciate your response.
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StevenWood Premium
I think that something I am learning is to not to overly worry about getting it perfect first time.

You can always re-visit sections of your site from time to time and make them better as you start to realise what needs to change.

I wish you the greatest of luck moving forward :D
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StevenWood Premium
Oh, one other thing.

I spent loads of time on WA trying to take EVERYTHING in LOL.

Just plough on and go back a step in training whenever you need to, I too was absolutely new to this and am ducking in and out of old training modules as and when.

May you reach all of your goals within this amazing community : )
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RosR Premium
I chose to write this here , not sure if I was meant to but it will keep me accountable !

In the next 10 days I aim to have my bike set up ready to get back into riding/training .
In the next 30 days I aim to have joined a local choir.
The next 6 months aim to have I aim to have visited my good friend Shaz in Sydney.
Within the next year I want to have a cat or dog of my own, something that's been denied me in the last 12 years . .
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bigdszpotek Premium
RosR, i love your spirit, I feel that you are blessed in some way, and I wish to stay in Faith, that you and I will succeed, and exceed our financial and Non-financial goals. I wish to have peace in my life, and I will find it.
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StevenWood Premium
Often the magic is in the writing!

Making ourselves accountable is an amazing step as nobody wants to be hung by the tongue :D

May you achieve all that you would wish for on your WA journey : )
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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone knows if companies will do affiliate partnering with us if we are promoting several affiliate companies on our website. For example, I wanted my niche to be promoting banks by advertising all their qualities like $ bonus for opening account, high yield interest on savings, over draft protection, etc. but I don't want to limit my page to just one bank. I want to highlight several banks. Does anyone know if I can partner with several banks?
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drjec Premium
I have a number of affiliate partners with the same product. I would imagine that you could do that with banks. I guess the best thing to do is to let each bank make the decision for you. Apply to be an affiliate. When they research your site, as they do with everyone who applies, they will decide if they want you to be an affiliate.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, I think Jim said that quite well. Banks are always competing against one another so if your content is good they will probably say Okay. You could always compare other ways to get savings etc. that are higher. Would make for some great reviews.
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HopeJ Premium
Non-financial Goals

As a person with no experience whatsoever in online work, for the first year, my aim is to lay the foundation essential for online marketing success.

This, I believe, is achievable, particularly, given the supportive environment offered by the WA leadership and community alike, together with the numerous training resources and tools made readily available.

The next 10 days

1. Start with the 10 lessons of Level 1 Online Entrepreneur Certification;
2. Complete the 10 day Phase 1 Affiliate Bootcamp training;
3. Attend the weekly video talk, and continue to do so as a routine;
4. Review daily Classroom and other posts and notifications, and offer feedback where able.
5. Try to make the best use of the supportive environment offered consistently from now on.


The next 30 days

1. Complete Level 1-3 Online Entrepreneur Certification;
2. Complete Phase 1-3 Affiliate Bootcamp training;
3. Apply what is leaned to build a website for learning the next steps of quality content, traffic, and design development, as well as income generation and social engagement;
4. Website built with domain registration initially achieved
5. Explore web income generation through affiliate marketing with WA - more realistic to begin for a newbie to online marketing, as suggested.


The next 6 months

1. Complete Level 1-5 Online Entrepreneur Certification;
2. Complete Phase 1-7 Affiliate Bootcamp training;
3. Address issues of incremental quality development: such as review feedback on website content written to date; audience traffic and links, for further learning and action;
4. The website built with a focus on WA affiliate marketing - is growing as an asset for the audience targeted for help and constant support
- evidenced by the desired outcome, its traffic and links, and quality content (continually being updated and developed in the interest of the target audience and all concerned).


The next year

1. Start to evaluate annually what has been achieved, not yet achieved in the past year’s learning and practice attempts in online marketing; and the lessons learned for improvement goals in the coming year.
2. Continual learning and development in effective online marketing and management as a daily routine for greater competence, making better and better use of the training and supportive environment at WA;
3. Capable of providing support for the new members of WA from knowledge and experience gained, in appreciation of all the help being received;
4. Continue to scale up in quality all round and the quantity feasible in what has been built for the website in the year before, through more and more creative work, and social engagement relationship building media;
5. Have a contact list of regular visitors doubled those of the first year, with the referrals to WA around the level of monthly money goal desired;
6. Able to have some extra income from the website to start a needed regular outreach for bringing more comfort to those suffering from life threatening diseases and their family caregivers.
7. Also, ensure life-work balance for the holistic needs of self and others likewise.

More specific measurable goals will be formulated towards the end of the first year.
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SondraM Premium
You have done an amazing job of writing out a specific set of goals. I need to do that with my training and website.

Best wishes on your new business journey
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, I love how you have set out your goals here!
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Excellent job on setting your goals!! Keep up the good work!
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Excellent job on setting your goals!! Keep up the good work!
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What a great breakdown! You're on your way HopeJ!
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HopeJ Premium
Sondra, it is most kind of you to offer feedback. Really appreciate this. As a person with no experience in online work, and have only join WA a few days ago, I felt that I might as well take up the opportunity to learn as much as possible for the excellent training and support being offered, and get organized with a roadmap of more specific goals for achievement. However, I don't how feasible those goals are. Please do feel free to comment

Love to hear about your farm and your plan for online livestock marketing. Your niche must be quite unique. Amazing! Would love see your website.

Had only stay in a "real" farm once over a Christmas and New Year vacation, as a student in UK. Such fun and joys, an experience I could never forget. Just love everything to do with nature and the open air.

Blessings and every success to all your plans.
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RosR Premium
I just completed lesson 1! It was great , easy to understand and I'm looking forward to lesson 2 which I hope to do tomorrow evening. I will upgrade in the next couple of days as I can see that that's what I'll need to get where I want to go ! Excited so far!
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LadybugLove Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Ros! You're on the right track.

Enjoy your training!

Warm Regards,

~Evon :)
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jmmsen Premium
Good job keep up the great work.
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KyleManning Premium
Good for you. It's fun to get excited and see the light isn't it!
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Your age inspires me. Blessing Rose! Keep smiling Sunny. :)
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Keldyn Premium
I have been here just over 8 months now and it has been a fantastic journey, look forward to reading of your success stories in time.

Keldyn
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BurtonHimslf Premium
I just completed all of course 1.
I've learned a lot today about WA and what they have to offer. My personal site looks great and I'm excited to build off of it. I'm just not sure whether to upgrade to premium so soon. But I feel like I don't even have the processes in place to make money without purchasing it.
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jewels44 Premium
Let me ease your mind Burton as you can see you can only go so far with the free starter kit if your new I would suggest it but if your a season vet at building websites then you shouldn't have a problem building from what you have learned in lesson one. It's better if you go premium there is a lot more that you can learn even from the community here.
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BurtonHimslf Premium
Thanks jewels,

I see myself becoming a Premium member tomorrow :)

After all the research, success stories, and Kyle's training videos I think I'm ready to dive in.
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jewels44 Premium
You should he just put out some more info I was just reading about social relationships to be able to build your business label and name very powerful stuff brotha come inside to a whole new world of learning. Looking forward to talking to you again!
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I set up Jaaxy and have the icon in my menu. However I can't log in as if it does not allow my password . I tried to re-register but get a flag saying that I can not use multiple accounts. I sent them an email. Does anyone have a suggestions ?
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DjMori Premium
Try to reset your password
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Thanks, I will.
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DjMori Premium
Your welcome, happy to help. :)
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Hi. Good evening , thanks for everything you' ve guided me.really this is the 1 st lesson I ever learned about online making money.
I created a website and page and there are few more things that I have to do later on my website.
So I have one question ask from you , can I make online money from this website without going a premium membership and How can I do it.

I am very greatful to you to explain it to me.
Thank you
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can.
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Khopp31328 Premium
So Ive watched the video twice now. He makes the three initial pages and presses publish..which I also did. Then he goes on his site and the pages are showing up. They dont show up on mine ..they are all published..already clicked refresh it says I have three pages but they are not showing up. Asked about it in the live chat and they said sounds like i need menu but kyle did not say anything about a menu in the tutorial. I was sent a link on drop menus but she talk about things ive never heard of and I dont want to jump ahead and miss things. Any comments are greatly appreciated!!
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Ryguy Premium
I'm having the same problem. If you get the answer please let me know. Thanks
Andy
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Khopp31328 Premium
if that link doesnt work lmk.
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hrki Premium
hi ... I also have that problem ... I can't see my pages on website but they are published ... do you know what to do?
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Khopp31328 Premium
Yes, you have to add a menu...I'll insert the link, watch that video and it should help you fix the problem. If link doesnt work let me know or if it doesnt help you enough I can walk you thru it. for future references, if you notice the search bar up at the top of the screen, you can alway search key words or just type in your problem and mny thing will come up relating to it . that has helped me out a couple times since discovering it.
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KittyRumney Premium
Hi, I just went through the SEO set up and edited my page title and description, but when I returned to the page later, those details were no longer there. Is that correct? Also when I entered my site into google search, it was not found. What am I missing in this stage? Help please. thanks.
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Labman Premium
Make sure to save the changes when you are done entering them. A new site may take awhile to get indexed by Google. Do a site search in Google (the word site:(your URL)) and see what appears. Those are your indexed pages.
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PeterVX Premium
You always need to save your changes.
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KittyRumney Premium
Thanks for the reply guys. I really watched the video section again. I had missed the update options. Doh! I think it may still take a while for site to be indexed yet. Thanks again @Labman and @PeterVX
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vorosvictor Premium
Hello everyone.
If I start a free website with siterubix extension because I do not want to pay for the domain name yet (even if it costs only 15$/year), can I transform my siterubix domain name to my own domain name later when I register my site and buy a domain in the SiteDomains platform?
Thank you in advance.
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OmarAli97 Premium
you can move your website under the site manager and clicking on move, hope i helped :)
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kevinmj Premium
Yes you can transfer your SiteRubix site to your own domian.
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garland1 Premium
Yes you can and it is a very simple task all explained in the lesson.
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I am here to help anyone who struggles with understanding the body language of people. DO YOU WANT to know how to read someone? Do you want to be able to pick up when someone is sad,anxious,mad,happy,lying, etc. Without them telling you. Message me and we can discuss the secrets to being a scientific mind reader
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Labman Premium
You need to view the training about self promotion inside WA.
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This is something I've known from all the podcasts I listen to but, I must admit one of my biggest issues is changing my mind and rotating through my ideas without doing much work. It's usually do to distraction, a highly stressful & busy time or wanting to do something to bring in at least a little money NOW because I've screwed my budget.

Now being here at WA I feel I want to still stay in my genre so to speak but, of course niche down. I think I'd like one page to be focused on Earthen Homes - I LOVE them and soooo want my own not to mention I beleive they would positively benefit the dwellers, the nevironemt & the world at large. Just sayin lol.

The other I haven't seen too much on when I was searching it a few years back. I had wanted to "coach" ppl but, was told by a few friends without training or counselling degrees I would be doing more harm than good. I want to help people embrace the Midlife (Re)Awakening. Those of us over 40 know that one day you realise you don't give a sh*t what others think of you for the most part, you want to start wearing xyz types of clothes, dye your hair or buy that cabin in the mountains. Society makes us feel like we are going through a Crises but, in actuallity we stop trying to leave as much by our family & societies expectations & finally want to live life on OUR terms.

The other thing I am SUPER passionate about that might override the coaching idea is about the "dirty" truths about parenting. So many ppl feel like parenting isn't what they thought it would be, that they were lied to about it & though they love their children they hate a lot of what parenting entails. I want to normalise the unspoken "horrors" of parenting and how to change them for the benefit of all.

UGH. Sounds like I am some sort of green geek hero.....guess that's not so bad though really.
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SondraM Premium
I understand what it is like to have a ton of ideas that could be niches. The important thing is to choose something and just get started with the training.

Earthen homes could be a website /niche all on it's own.
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Ty Sondra,

I do love earthen homes. Mainly Adobe, Cob & Earthships. They look ugly-beautiful to me if that makes sense & I get all good thinking about living in one lol. Just couldn't find much for affiliates when I did the +affilate search.
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SondraM Premium
For affilitates, think lifestyle. Think of supplies and furnishings that would appeal to people that want to live that lifestyle. Books on Amazon and other places also would work well with that niche. I would think the people interested in sustainable living and good, clean, natural and organic food would be the sorts of target audience.
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Ty Sondra!! I hadn't thought of that. I had night of perhaps links from recycle companies that recycle house components but, now you've made me think of things like organic cotton fabric, mattresses and all sorts!! Good on ya gorgeous!

Kindest wishes, Cheyenne
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SondraM Premium
You are very welcome.
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LDarnell Premium
I purchased premium 4 months ago and got distracted and set it aside.

Now I have come back to the Wealthy Affiliate as the solid affordable solution offering everything I need here to build my online empire.
Distraction and information overload are my greatest challenge to my success, and I must keep this uppermost in my plan for success. Focus focus focus and one step at a time.

I bought a business-in-a-box concept, but guess what?

Without knowing the basics of online marketing, it is just like throwing your money away. I will focus on learning the basics and baby steps here.

Rome wasn't built in a day!
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NeBro Premium
Great stuff Leslie...

Neil
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Iniabasi1 Premium
I'm a new member. I'll definitely follow your actions and take it one day at a time while being persistent.
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MsMerry Premium
yes, you have that righ,t Leslie. Been there done that one too. If it makes you feel any better, I got ahead of myself with too many sites at once and lost a good 4-6 months. YUP! That focus thing...LoL Wishing you all the best now.
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dbliss8 Premium
It's easy to get distracted. I am very intent on taking it one step at a time. I just wish I had more time!!
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Cedes818 Premium
Yes! Best wishes on y'all success :)
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LDarnell Premium
That is comforting to hear Ms.Merry. I was feeling like I had PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder ~ but I think it is a result of information overload and confusion. I took a month off from self-expectations and everything marketing and am feeling much revived. Rest and balance is key.

May I ask why you lost 4 to 6 months by trying to manage too many site? That would help me and others to hear. Thanks.
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