Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant content.

If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.

The thing that most people stress about is being a "writer", you DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online.

You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member. And if you put the emphasis on helping people, you are going to be able to build trust, which is going to lead to long term and sustainable success online.

SiteContent, a Writer's Dream Platform

As both a Starter/Premium member, you have access to the SiteContent platform here at Wealthy Affiliate. This platform offers you some incredible features as a writer that will lead to more efficiency, accuracy, and speed with your content creation.

You can access the SiteContent platform through the SiteRubix menu.

SiteContent offers you some unbelievable features that are going to make your life as a "blogger" much more efficient.

  • 100's of critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Duplicate content checker
  • Automated publishing directly to your website
  • Writing goals and accomplishments
  • SEO analysis and checks
  • Content structure analysis
  • Ability to template content
  • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions

This is where you are going to be creating all of your content moving forward. You will be setting writing goals and leveraging the "feature rich" platform for writing. If you are worried about your writing skills, the SiteContent interface is going to help you understand where you are making writing errors and help you correct them in a very efficient manner.

It is going to be your go to writing tool moving forward and it is exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate members only!

I have created a little walk-through of SiteContent, showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it.


DISCUSS VIDEO: Creating Your Initial Framework of Content

Task 1: Creating Your "About Me" POST

To establish a brand online in any niche, you need to build trust with your audience. The best way to initially do this is through an "about me" style page. Every successful website will have some information about their brand, who they are and why they want to help people.

Your first task today is going to be to create your About Me page and you are going to be doing this directly within the SiteContent platform.

Within your Templates tab, you are going to see that you already have the framework for your About Me page already outlined.


Simply click on the About Me template and it will take you into the SiteContent editor. This is where you will be creating your content for your About Me page.

The first thing you are going to want to do is choose a title that is appropriate for your about me page. There are several options that I suggest you choose from in terms of your naming convention.

  • About Me
  • About NAME (ex. About Kyle)
  • About SITE (ex. About Real Deal Affiliate, About RDA)
  • About Us

The most natural and the option that I have always used because I feel it resonates and creates the most trust is "About Me" or "About Kyle", because it is the most direct. It feels like I am here for you and I am here to help (which is the case with every site I create).

Then you will want to populate the content. Do know that this is just a guideline, as you edit this post you can add new headings and of course you are in full control of the content and your story.

This is not a rigid exercise here, you are YOUR OWN brand and you can build out your content in any way you like, but this will give you a good guideline here.

After your are done doing this you will be click the Publish button in the right corner, just above your editor. This is going to allow you to publish directly to your website (see below).

Upon clicking Publish, you will get a pop-up that will allow you to choose how you want to publish the content. This is a 4 step process.

Step 1: You will want to choose your website that you want to Publish to, in this case it will be my "basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com" website.

Step 2: Choose "Post", not a "Page". The reason is all POSTS allow for comments on them and this is a page on my website where I am going to want to allow people to leave comments and feedback. Pretty much every article you publish moving forward will be done so as a "Post".

Step 3: Choose the user. If this is a new site, you will likely only have an Admin user. That is fine, choose that as your user.

Step 4: Choose the URL plug. Leave it "as is". You shouldn't need to change your URL plug, this is something that you can leave.

The Click Publish. Upon doing so, SiteContent is going to run a duplicate content check, and then publish the content to your website. Since you wrote your About Me page it will be 100% unique.

Task 2: Adding Your "Privacy Policy" PAGE

All major affiliate programs and all advertising platforms require that you have a "Privacy Policy" on your website. This is a formality more than anything and it is very much a standardized document.

You are going to want to load up the Privacy Policy Template from your templates.


Upon doing so, you will get a standardized Privacy Policy page. You are just going to need to make a few edits within the content to update this Privacy Policy and make it relevant to your website.

Change YOURDOMAIN.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com. There about 10-11 instances of this that you will need to update within the Privacy Policy.

Then you will want to change:

Change YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com => Your Email Address

This could be any email you want, you could even create a free gmail account for the purpose of this. Or if you don't feel comfortable leaving your email at the moment, this can be something that you provide to people at a later date.

Upon updating the YOURDOMAIN.com and YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com to your website details, you will want to Publish the Privacy Policy to your website.

Publish as a Page.

The reason you want to create this as a Page, not a Post is because Pages don't allow for comments. You don't want people commenting on your Privacy Policy, whereas you are going to want to allow for comments and engagement on the rest of your website (as it is good for rankings).

**Note: Your Privacy Policy is duplicate content because it is a stand document. SiteContent is going to warn you about this when you attempt to publish, and that is completely fine. Publish anyways, we are going to be blocking the search engines from seeing this.

After you publish your Privacy Policy, you are going to want to log into the back office of your website (Wordpress Admin area) through the SiteManager or through SiteContent. When you are within the editor for this page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the following settings.

Check off the Robots Meta NOINDEX and the Robots Meta NOFOLLOW. These will make sure this page (which is all duplicate content) does not get indexed in Google. The Privacy Policy is the ONLY page you want to do this for as it is duplicate content.

You are all set with your first few pages of content on your website. Kudos to you for your hard work thus far, in the next lesson we are going to be covering navigation on your website and how to create custom menus. ;)

Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Watch the "Creating Your Initial Website Framework" Walk-through Video
2. Create & Publish Your "About Me" POST
3. Create & Publish Your Privacy Policy PAGE


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Kim246 Premium
Kyle a couple of questions,, so my theme has it where my website pages scroll down with the heading per page starts everytime a new page follows INSTEAD OF at the top all lined up like a menu format.
When I went in to create the privacy Policy I created it using the template in the site content. I published it as a page but cannot see it flow through my pages although on my sight I do have a search section and when i search it it will come up. Is this normal or am I messing something?

Next question,, I created a affiliate disclaimer again through the template again I saved it as a page and have to search for it.
When this comes up I see that it has a comment section and I did check the two boxes as suggested so its not indexed etc Am I doing something wrong?
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Maddy55 Premium
it sounds like you have not created a menu to put your pages into. Without a Menu, your pages will be 'lost in space'.... Kyle teaches you how. One of the other members here has also made a tutorial on it.
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Maddy55 Premium
also when you make any changes, as in no index, make sure you click the Update button afterward.
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bello444 Premium
hello i am trying to set up my website. i have a niche, name for website and domain. However i now realize i want my website to be interactive where readings and post their questions and experiences. My niche is homecare , geriatrics , long term care.
do i start a new website?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
If what you mean is that you want a comments section on all your pages and/or posts, then you can turn this feature on in your existing site.

If you click on "pages" then "all pages" in your dashboard then mouse over an existing page you'll see "quick edit" In there you can check "comments". It's the same with posts.

Also there are settings for your comments under settings/discussion.

If this is not what you mean, let us know.
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carlene1 Premium
Hello the course recommended the All In One SEO and Image Optimizer plug-ins which I activated. The theme I selected for my website suggests some additional plugins be added. Is it recommended that those plugins be activated or should those recommendations be ignored at this time? Can someone advise please.
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yclayton Premium
Hello. There are plugins that my theme has suggested and I may have tried them, but deleted them later as they were not really advantageous for me to use. Keep in mind, the more plug ins you have, the slower your site will be to load. I believe it is suggested you stay under five plug ins because of that reason.

I am always checking my site health too...especially when it comes to plug ins because I don't want it to be a slow upload.

Hope this helps and wishing you all the best.

Regards,
Yvette
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carlene1 Premium
Appreciate the feedback. Thank you that does help
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I've gone through the lesson and the steps of building a site, but have no idea what or where it is now. How can I see what a visitor to the site will see? How do I know if everything is there? This is most disconcerting! How can this possibly become a money maker for me?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
If you are in your dashboard, mouseover the name of your website at the top left then choose "visit site".

Save your website address somewhere so you can look at it later with less steps.

An easy way to get to your dashboard is to click the light blue Site Rubix button, choose Site Manager and log in thru that interface.
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Brooks5280 Premium
You can just type in your website like you do any other and you will see it come up. There will only be commission after affiliate links come in, Course 3, lots to build 1st :) Just follow the training and it will all come together for you.

Shannon
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Michael12345 Premium
Help! I posted my privacy page but after that I viewed it instead of imeaditly clicking the bar that lets me check off/ enable no follow / no indeed robots . ? I've been trying to fix for a while but I can't get back to it. Is it a huge deal? Can I just fix it later ?
Thanks mike
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tommo1968 Premium
I would assume that you can go back and edit the post. Have you tried that?
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BobBarr Premium
If you're using All in One SEO:

From your wordpress dashboard, hover over "Pages" in the left column and click on "All Pages".

From the list of pages, click on the "Edit" link for the page.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and check the boxes. (see below)

Save the changes by clicking the "Update" button on the right side and you're done.
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Michael12345 Premium
Thanks ill try that!
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Michael12345 Premium
Yah I tried a bunch of stuff. Almost thought I had it once . I went to post one of the drafts I had saved and then saw the drop down section and clicked on the correct button I needed but the stuff just wasn't at the bottom of the page again? Maybe they updated the system and it does it automatically now? And also once I sing into my website back office it takes me away from all the tools in the background . Like it opens a whole new page and once I'm done working on what I need to I have to close the page and get back into wA all over again?
Still very excited to be doing this I'm sure my first website won't be perfect but hey I guess I'll learn as I go. Hopfully once it's completed there will be a final double check every thing ? If I keep trying to fix that issue I feel I'm just gonna mess stuff up that I know nothing about.
Thanks
Mike
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Hi: Let me introduce myself:
My name is Jerome Davis
I am into video marketing. I have created and successfully market videos on Facebook and you-tube channels. These videos are original never seem before videos anywhere. You-Tube have given me a high approval rating as well. My goals is to share with my followers the truth about how important it is to start their own business as opposed to working for others. If interested let me know and I will share my links with interested parties. Please keep in mind I just started during these awareness videos just this year 2017 of June. I do not want to violate the rules of the forum without proper permission and interested supporters from my followers. These videos are not advertisement videos but general awareness videos. Please follow me and keep in touch with my mission and goals.
Thank-you!
P.S. I am glad that I found this forum and information center.
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Ineed some help.... When clicking on the Site Rubix, then on the Site Content, normally I should get to Site Content/Writnig Templates to be able to write the About Me page. Instead what I see after these steps is Site Content Tour. What do I do to get to the needed site?
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MoritzS Premium
Take the tour first.
Then it should work.
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JBond1 Premium
Hi, do you not see the 'create new' button?
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ATzortzis Premium
Do you see the create new button now?
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can someone tell me if my chosen niche is good. i came up an niche idea of self-improvement, i believe that there are a lot of people looking for self career,success,increase of confidence,set their goals and overcome obstacle and stress free life? is this niche good? thank you
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JBond1 Premium
Hi, yes. Any niche is a good niche if you're willing to work at it. Follow the lessons and don't skip anything. Good luck! : )
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Morning @Kyle, @Chris, @Carson. This is Simply1montanamamma. I could not get logged in on my Acct today. So I finally made a new one to get here and see if you can send me something to get into my account with. I went through all the forgot your password stuff it just tells me that I don't have an account.
Can you help me please
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SteveCrozza Premium
Send a PM to Site Support, you probably won't get an answer here to that sort of question. And give some more detail, like what is the username of the account you are trying to log into, specify it.
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FrankB44 Premium
Hello, Kyle. I'm using the Heiro theme for this training, just as you are doing. Under "Widgets", there is no tab for "Custom Menu" with my site. Which tab should I use instead?
I've returned to this segment several times, because I'm having trouble moving things around on my site.

Thanks for the help.

Frank
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MsMerry Premium
Frank the custom menu is not in the widgets. In your dashboard go to appearance and then to the menu. Click on that and you will be taken so you can create your menu. You can also do this in customize your site but I think this is the easiest route for now.
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Deleted my website twice and made new ones, but this keeps coming up in a new browser when I try opening the site, so deleting, logging out and in, refreshing browser and opening a new browser does not work:

You are seeing this page because the webspace for this
domain has not been setup on this server
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jbguitar Premium
Is your website on WA, or another host. If you purchased your domain through Wealthy Affiliate you can contact site support. They are usually very good at fixing these issues. I think you have to be Premium too though to get site support
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Hi again !
I'm 17 soon 18 y/o boy. I'm interested in fashion and what that to be my niche. But i think it is to board or big niche, so I'm sitting here thinking menswear. And when i think of this i think of many niches in menswear, but the stores for the one niche i'm thinking of ar very few i think. So what do you think guys?

Best regards
Bastian
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, maybe narrow it down to something specific that is trending or classic, whether it is a type of shoe, jacket, belt, etc. Best wishes!
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Bastian!

Edwin is right...narrow it down to a specific type. Also do some research in google, pinterest, you tube, and Facebook to see what's trending. It is also important to collaborate with other blogs and find out what they are writing about. Do a bit of research and find out what people like, because you are really writing for them and advising them.

Blessings...enjoying your training?

~Evon :)
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vomers Premium
Ideally yes, you should start very narrow so you can be very targeted with your keywords and focus on finding high quality but low competition keywords then create quality content around them.

However, if you are passionate about the niche you should go for it. Just focus on finding high quality but low competition keywords and you should be just fine.

The reason you do not want to be too broad is it then becomes very hard to brand and target your message to potential clients.

However, if you are passionate about the niche and feel that there is an under-represented segment that should be a perfect niche for you and likely is not too broad. Of course, without specifics it is hard to say 100%. But from what you described you should be good.

Also, just be careful if there really is low competition in the area there maybe a reason. Competition is not always a bad thing.

We want a niche that makes money and most of the ones that make really good money are likely to have the highest amount of competition, but that is not always true. Just be careful.

If you follow WA's process you should become profitable even in a broad highly competition niche. Look at the affiliate marketing /
make money online niche it is huge. However, many on here are able to start and setup new sites in these segments and make money promoting WA among other products and services.

Personally, I feel that you can not go wrong if you follow WA's process and you are passionate about your niche.

Wishing you much success,

Jeff

Pilot in training @ Flying Pig Industries (FPI)

Where the impossible becomes reality!
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Hey,

Be more specific and research on what is trending now. Celebs help a lot since people look up to them the most. Fashion is a must!

Best regards
Kate
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You are right the fashion industry is so big it is difficult to find an open niche......However all is not lost.....come out of the box and take a wider view you can see more from the outside.
Open up the possibilities that fashion design gives you and the ability to enter one or more different facets of fashion maybe that will give you what you seek....hope this helps
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CarlJDill Premium
Soooo.... something new for me here. I published my Privacy Policy on a new siterubix website as a page but it is not showing up on the pages list. I cleaned up all of the 'dummy posts' from the initial creation of the page and may have done something then to prevent the page (listed in my pages) from showing up on the home landing page. Any suggestions?
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SeanGreentre Premium
If it's a page, did you add it in the menu area?
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CarlJDill Premium
I thought I did.
I double checked.
I will go check again.

Thank you Sean
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SeanGreentre Premium
No worries mate. I've done it myself a million times!
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CarlJDill Premium
Practice makes perfect. Lol
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EOPolini Premium
Hey Carl, most likely you can't see it because you haven't set up your main menu, provided you published your content and not just saved it as drafts; some themes do it automatically, others don't.
Just go to "Appearance" in your dashboard and select "Menus", create a Primary menu and you will be able to add it there by placing a checkmark next to every item you want to show, and click "Add to Menu". Make sure you click "Save Menu" and it will then show on your front end.
Blessings!
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CarlJDill Premium
Got it! Thanks. That was a good practice drill.
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CarlJDill Premium
Just getting back to let you know I got it. Thanks again!
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I am curious about choosing my interest,niche, etc. I have a current online business that I am interested in taking to the next level but am not convinced there is enough material to really blog about for very long. When I compare it to a hobby or niche like gardening or outdoor sports etc... there is definitely just not as much material.

So, anyone have thoughts on what makes a good interest to use? I have many so I am curious if there is a list of ideal characteristics for this primary topic.
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fleurallen Premium
Go to large online networks such as Amazon, Facebook, twitter to find current trending topics and products to help you to decide
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You can pick whatever you want, you can eventually start more than one site, example: You can start with gardening and after a while you can go over to a niche that is a bit in the same niche. You develop your niche grow it bigger.
Your welcome if it made sence to you.
Have you started your website already i lesson two?
Bastian
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Thanks, I am just getting to lesson two today.
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Thanks
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Kevin...

Pick something you have a big PASSION for...if you see holes in what's trending you can then fill those holes with new information that will cause them to dig deeper into your niche subject. Find a problem and a way to solve it for ppl.

Checking out things that are trending on Facebook, Pinterest, You Tube, Instagram, Google, etc....and it will help guide you as to where the 'holes' in the niche are. If you don't know much about your subject, dig deeper by searching out other blogs on Google, Facebook, You Tube and others and do a bit of research and development to go further.

As an example of my success...
I left a comment on another person's blog in my niche, who was in the UK, and a fellow found me 18 months later there in the comment I left and realized I live only 1 hour away from him!! What do you think of that?? Ha ha!! Only with the power of the internet!!!

Does this help?

~Evon :)
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It does help, thank you.
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brokwebb Premium
As others have mentioned, something your passionate about is a good place to start. The truth is any niche can be profitable and you can always expand out to related niches from your original idea once you have a steady flow of traffic.

For example in my case. My site started about only making money creating websites/blogging and since I've expanded into related niches such as extra/side income and work at home jobs.

I'm assuming that you're already passionate about your current online business and are very knowledgeable in the field so that's probably a good place to start while you're learning. That way you won't have to do much research to write content and can focus more on the training and applying what you learn.
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Pick something that you are very interested on. For example for females its more about the make-up and fashion. I am pretty sure males have their favorite things like auto mechanics supplies or anything in particular.

Best regards
Kate
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dpreznik Premium
I just watched the video on keywords search. And there is one thing I am not clear about. I understand that the more AVG (traffic), the better, and the less QSR (competition), the better. Now in the video we are shown a keyword that has the lowest QSR and high AVG, but it is said to be bad because the grammar makes no sense. Another example (list basketball skills) also had high AVG and low QSR, but "made no sense". I don't understand why we should care about the grammar or anything else if the result (AVG and QSR) is good. I would appreciate an explanation.
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi there.
It's a valid question. However, if you are to incorporate these high traffic, low QSR keywords or phrases into your page or post titles or body text, then they have to make sense to the reader. Also, the search engines will mark you down for incoherent sentences or phrases, as it wants to recommend useful content, not content that makes no sense or is clearly trying to leverage keywords because the phrase makes no sense.

I hope that makes sense? :-)

Sean
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EdibertoJr Premium
So better to look the ( . com) the make sense and the low hanging fruit to start at least great content readable, helpful is the most important :)
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dpreznik Premium
Thank you very much! I like the low hanging fruit metaphor :)
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dpreznik Premium
Thank you very much, Sean,
It really helped.
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LadybugLove Premium
Great explanation Sean!! Spot on buddy!!

~Evon :)
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hi i am new in here, i am very optimistic to learn and getting earn. but i don't know how its gonna works, and what step should i take to earn?Do i need to be premium member to earn? Hope can i get help and ideas from here

Thanks
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petrab Premium
Hi Ronald:

Good to have you here. Just make full use of your trial membership. You can earn as a free member as well but it will take you much longer since you will not have access to all the materials.

Go ahead - get started and ask for help anytime.

Cheers,

Petra
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Thank you. Yes i will and I'm really interested to learn and earn from here. Planning also to go premium once i understand the process.
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LadybugLove Premium
Great idea to go Premium Ronald...that way you have all the benefits for your business. You won't find any better than WA online.

We have it all to succeed here with our businesses... and 1.2 million members in WA. WOO HOO!!

Blessings on your journey...enjoy your training!

~Evon :)
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thank you LadybugLove.. yeah i really enjoyed my training. I learned a lot. As i understand and read some comments that most of the newbie here are being stuck in providing and profitable niche. And i am one of them to be honest. i am very optimistic that i would probably learn all of these. One step at a time.

Really appreciate your message.. thanks
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LadybugLove Premium
You have all the tools you need here to succeed Ronald! Keep moving forward and do ALL Kyle advises. He and Carson know this business. I am soo grateful they started WA...such an amazing boost to all of us and our businesses!

You are most welcome buddy! Much success to you as you move thru the training!

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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Jth169456 Premium
Ok, I did the About Me Post and Privacy, but when I go to up to my website to view it, I don't see anywhere at the top where it would say Home and Privacy. Did I do something wrong. I followed instructions but I don't know where I went wrong here?
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Magieken Premium
Did you press publish when you had finished your posts?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
Not sure, but it sounds like you haven't created a menu yet.

In your dashboard go to Appearance/Menus. Name and create a menu. Add the pages you want to it.

Now make it your primary menu. (that might be on another tab)

Refresh your site.
If that doesn't solve it, let us know.
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Jth169456 Premium
Thankyou
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LadybugLove Premium
Did you add them to your menu Juanita?

Go to Appearance > Menus and add them to your menu. Then they should show up on your Home page.

And yes..just as Margaret said...you have to make sure your post/page is not in draft form and you have published it.

Does this help?

Blessings,

~Evon :)
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wihat Premium
The training on this site is awesome I am starting lesson 8 the videos are so helpful.
I was a little overwhelmed in the beginning but the ease of doing it in my own time and being able to go over what I didn't get the first time has made building my website easier little by little.
I still have a long way to go but instead of being overwhelmed I look forward to it.
I am so happy I found this site.
Thanks
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Magieken Premium
I felt the same when I first started. It can be overwhelming at the beginning and I am happy you overcame it. You have the right approach and the training is great because you can go back over it as many times as you need to. I joined in 2015 and I still go back to the training sometimes to brush up on things. Best wishes to you. Margaret
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ptdata Premium
I'm going through this training again right now, but I'm in an odd situation, because my site had already been built...so I'm trying to backtrack to make sure everything is covered.

What I've been doing is building new pages...I hired someone on Fiverr to write custom code to my pages so that they can allow comments just like posts do...then I just saw this training, in which Kyle mentions posts being the way to go.

My question then is - does it matter if I continue building out pages, now that I have the comment option in there the same way my posts do?

Or should I switch over to start writing just posts? I thought posts were specifically for your blog, and pages were mainly for reviews, etc...

Whatever is going to be more Google Index friendly is what I'll do, but am wondering if there's any difference now that I have the comment option in both posts and pages anyway. Thanks!
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littlemama Premium
Pages are more for evergreen information about your niche or site info pages like contact, privacy policy, etc. Posts are for everything else and they show up on your blog roll. Pages don't show up on your blog roll and you have to add them to your menu or side bar for them to show up on your site.

Anything you need to find out should be asked or researched on WA first as there are many posts/trainings for you to learn from instead of going to Fiverr. You can just turn on comments for Pages without hiring someone to write code to turn that on.
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VitaliyG Premium
If your website was already making money, then I see no point in stopping now Paul, I'd keep adding content and building it out so you get more traffic/sales, it's really a matter of keyword hunting and making posts on them.
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ptdata Premium
I'm glad to know this - thanks for the help...i also checked out the vid you sent on differences between posts and pages...I think I'll probably start making posts from here on out.
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ptdata Premium
Thanks - this site is not making money yet...it's separate from the original site I built in WA a few years back...but trying to follow the same structure I had for that site, cause it does bring in traffic. I'm gonna stick to posts from here on out. Thanks for the help!
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dpreznik Premium
Another difficulty that I am experiencing. I am straggling with writing About Me post. E.g. the template expects "Share something about your life that is could be interesting and relevant to your niche here". What if my life has nothing to do with the niche? Is my life story here really necessary?
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BushiAntz Premium
Not really, you could still add a section about you, what you like, and why you choose to do what you're doing. If you don't want to add that section, you could go into detail about how to intend to help people within your niche.

Could even add an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) bit in there as well.
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mimieAG Premium
You can always write about why you are doing that website. A little info about yourself, like a little demographic about yourself. No worries, you can always update your About Me later on. All the best!
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MJL71 Premium
Hey, you could make something up. Who's gonna know?
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FMasters Premium
Yea make something up., I like to watch Aliens video among us that have some kind of super Power. I saw one where a guy walked in the middle of the sea or lake. Didn't believe it but got my interest.
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MozMary Premium
lol! well it's about building trust, you'd have to remember the story yourself as you go along!
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MozMary Premium
share something about the purpose of your site etc, that will work too
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MJL71 Premium
Well, I was only half-serious, you know, probably because I write fiction so my mind works that way!
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dpreznik Premium
I have been using Wordpress for my blog for many years. After I read here about SEO plugin, I decided to check if it would work with my existing blog. But it seems like it is not available for free. Do I understand correctly that I can use it for free only with Rubix?And what will happen when I purchase a domain of my own?

Thanks,
Dmitriy
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Magieken Premium
The SEO Plugin was in my website plugins when I built it here at WA. It was free. You should ask Kyle about it.
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dpreznik Premium
Thank you for your answer. I know it is free at WA. But will it be still free when (if) I buy my own domain?
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Hi, Dmitriy.

Are you asking about All in One SEO Pack by Michael Torbert?
https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

IF your domain is hosted on SiteRubix, yes, the free version of that plugin is available. (I have the free version on my SiteRubix-hosted domain).

If your domain will be hosted elsewhere, I don't know whether it would be or not.

If not, maybe you could try Yoast SEO.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

I'm sorry if this didn't answer your question. Maybe try Live Chat? There are usually some very learned members hanging out in there, answering questions.

Good luck!


Sharon
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dpreznik Premium
Thank you Sharon,
I think you answered my question.
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MozMary Premium
there is some confusion with 'rubix', the hosting here is SiteRubix so that means AIOSEO is available free both on the free .siterubix.com sites and on the own domains hosted here

I don't know if it is a free plugin on other hosting, you could check that - and sometimes it looks like it is asking for payment when really it is already installed
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Tue, Nov 21, 2017

You're very welcome, Dmitriy. :)
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hello fellow affiliates... i have a question

I wanted to know if in the free membership we get 2 free websites but they will be under siteRubix domain. So is having a blog/website on such domain still get us good rankings on Google and pay off well? because during my research on this matter i found that google prefers domains that are owned .

Because cannot really invest in buying a domain at the moment.

would really appreciate some honest answers from people who already working and earning from any siteRubix domain websites and in comparison if they also have a self owned domain.

All help would be appreciated

Thanks
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi there,
You are absolutely correct about using domains and sub-domains. Google does prefer a full domain. However, that said there are thousands of people here at WA who have made highly successful sites from those on Siterubix sub-domains - Kyle included! Google won't ignore them. So don't let that hinder you. Choose a sub-domain for now. You can always change it to a full domain later down the line if you so chose. The support team here can help with that as and when you're ready.

Good luck.

Sean
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Maddy55 Premium
most domains only average $15 per year. Mine only cost $13 for the full year, which I will be renewing every year as long as my website is up and running.
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GauravGaur Premium
Hi Muazzama, Welcome to the community. In my personal opinion, it is better to start with SiteRubix for free. By the time you finish lessons and earn from WA, you can convert it to a personal domain. As you progress through lessons, you will feel the need for a raw platform to experiment and can always start afresh after acquiring full knowledge. All the Best for your committed actions and get success. Always keep your cause in mind.
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Personally, I find your suggestion very helpful. Thanks :-)
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ChelleRog Premium
not there yet but what is a SUB domain?
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MozMary Premium
the free sites are subdomains, they are .siterubix.com and not simply .com

we don't really have to worry about subdomains, some people set them up on their websites but we don't have to do that here as you get 25 free sites, all subdomains in WA
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MozMary Premium
I found a free website / subdomain site in a search out in google last week and it had many thousand facebook likes - free sites can do very well and also DomW is a member here who has blogged about getting traffic to one

some affiliate programs also are happy with the free sites and you can combine them with social media to earn too...
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Y'all are all talking about domains and websites and I am worrying what I am going put on my website.
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Hello, I just watched this video and found it very informative. however what is the payment threshold? How will I know what's my Niche? There is so many websites already out there selling, advertising etc. I would love more info/help with this process. I will definitely keep moving forward onto the next tasks and lessons.
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Delahoz1 Premium
my page doesn't look like the sample page shown in the lesson. It does not have a home sign. Right on the top left corner it has a blog sign and underneath, all of my about me page showing on the front page. I don't know where my privacy statement is on that page because it is not showing it. There is also a picture like square in between the word Blog and the about me statement. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
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MozMary Premium
did you publish your about me as a post? then it will go to the blog roll and show up like that

you can choose whether to have pages or posts visible on your site

to find what you've published to your site just click on pages and posts and see what is in there

things to consider are creating menus so the pages show up, he will get to that in the lessons or use the search bar top center of this page

also different themes display things differently

you could take a screenshot and show us if you like, monosnap is a good free download for that
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Delahoz1 Premium
I published about me as a post but it did not go to the blog because it is still showing as a blog and the about me page underneath. I will try showing you the picture. Thank you
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Relleke Premium
Hello, for a while I've had a niche Idea and I'd like to run it by you guys. I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead tv series and wanted to start a site that showcases memorabilia, collectibles, and basically anything from the show, as well as reviews on those products. My plan was to join the affiliate program with Amazon and basically show off all the products there. I have a really good list of Keywords ready. Does this seem like a viable option for me?

I want to upgrade to Premium, however I still have 5 days left to decide and I'm trying to get all my priorities straight beforehand.
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adreyna Premium
Sounds like an interesting niche, especially as you create quality content about the show.
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JLennon Premium
Sounds like a viable niche. You should have a least a few years of opportunity. But you never know. Star Trek has been on for decades.
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DBouler Premium
I have friends that are so into The Walking Dead, that I would not be surprised if the had Walking Dead undies and toilet paper! You have to admit there is a strong following out there!
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2ServMnkind Premium
GREETINGS ALL,

Course 1, Lesson 7.
A 25 minute video took over 4 hours for me and it is what it was and will be less time to process on the second and future views.

GO THROUGH ALL LESSONS & VIDEOS, then GO AROUND AGAIN!
The old (altered) saying of "If at First You Don't Succeed, Getty Up GO Again"!

Between watching, stopping video to apply, re-apply, save, get up and move around, sit down, resume video: times 5 or 8 times of activities, THAT video has been processed.
On to the "Creating Custom Menus & Navigation" early Sunday Morning.
THIS IS FUN!!
THANKS B-2 Kyle & Carson as well ALL W.A. STUDENTS & TEACHERS!!
CHEERS!! :)
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MaxiMos Premium
Hi, your getting there that's the best thing.
Best of success to you.
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Maddy55 Premium
I do the same, especially when I first started. I kept and still do, seperate tabs open for WA and my website so I can go back and forth easily. Sometimes I have 5 tabs open, especially when I am putting in an affiliate link or looking for photos.
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I can see that affiliate marketing is a numbers game. Is it really possible to get enough traffic to even make a modest income? Online there seem to be 1000 sellers for every 1 buyer and millions of people want to be on the first page of Google. Are there any stats that show the average monthly income that an affiliate actually makes?
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Labman Premium
Yes, it is possible to make a full time income with affiliate marketing.

I do not know of a reliabble statistical breakdown.
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EdC1 Premium
I have experienced a problem with creating my menu tabs. The pages, posts, custom links and categories are all greyed out and will not allow me to create a menu. Did I skip a step somewhere along the way? I am watching the video on my smart phone and and creating my menus on my laoptop. Any advise?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
The interface is odd for sure. You have to name a menu and save it. Then you can add pages to it.
Also, you can have more than one menu, so assign your main menu to be "primary menu"
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EdC1 Premium
Thank you!
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JacobMills Premium
This is on your WordPress site? It could be a glitch in the system. Contact website support and they should be able to assess the problem for you. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Hi I,m Brett Turner I want to Kill of those Long Hours on Resume Readings for Managers Hiring New Employees, also I am going to save on Calls from the Managers to the All Aplicants and Applicants to the managers from over Calling up to 4 to 6 Times hes Bizy , or hes Not here or he will call you etc , you ever call about a Job app and your resume isn't targeting the boss of hiring , I plan to get inside to all those managers secrets of likings and dislikings on all work situations , off work ,. etc subjects of daily likes and dislikes . last I,m going to improve the Regular Resume to a Stand Out Hitting Employees resume from adding Managers Favorites From a Educational knowledges of The Employee Knowing A lot about the manager on his , Hobbies , Work History Favorite Jobs and People Worked with Good Communications Relations and More WHy TO GET THE = INTERVIEW TALKING AND GOOD SMILES AND BETTER RELATIONS THEN OTHER APPLICANTS , IN ANOTHER WAY OF SAYINGS GET THE = CONVERSATION GOING HOT AND LIKING , I,M WANTING TO Make my own different sets of resumes for different managers and applicants , both ways to make a strong + positive experience = not let down ok , please reply I,m needing a start in starting my own resume business , from past job applications and experiences , like no I don't want that job or I,m picky or I,m good at big money paying jobs etc thanks look forward to speaking to you in a positive communications ways for good business friendships by .
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Oh my goodness.... this took way too long to come up with a niche hahaha The process is fun. I visited Israel 2 years ago, and has been something that I want to do again. I had a heck of a time on how to get my first trip set up, but managed to get it right the first time. I think I might have a problem there that needs help with solving. I'm just afraid that it's too broad of an idea, but would have lots of topics to cover for my website.
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SeanGreentre Premium
If it gets traffic and has low competition then it sounds good to me. Better still if like you say you can get other topics from it then so much the better. Good luck. Sounds great.
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I finally believe I have a niche I choose to explore ... the interesting part is, using my own personal problems and obstacles helped me think of the niche I choose to explore. Whatever problem or pain someone is going through, I'm sure there is a target of others going through the same thing, which will enable an idea or niche to explore not only to help the target audience, but also yourself.
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rodalexon10 Premium
Yes, Anthony, it has to be something personal something you want to either help people or teach people. But be specific in your niche!
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Nice, man! I have an idea of what I want my niche to be. But I feel like it is too broad and I need to shrink it down to what I truly want it to be.
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Hi Anthony. You should focus and be specific on one subject first. Like Rodalexon10 said. Help or teach? They are little different from each other. In my opinion, start with helping and after a while teaching will be easier.
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FrankB44 Premium
Is the "About Me" a separate post from the initial Welcome and My Story?
Why are my Welcome and Story running together on my site?
I want to move my Privacy page to the bottom of the page, but I can't figure out how to do that.

Thanks for the help.
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MsMerry Premium
Heh, Frank. You 'my story' is the same as your About Me page. In order for it not to come up with your Welcome Page, you need to have your menu done. Your menu is where you add your About Me Page. Just remember to click on Save!
You will probably need a plugin to move your privacy policy to the bottom. There could be other ways if your theme allows for it. You can look in customize your site to see exactly what you can do. Hope it helps
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$19 first month discount , if I upgrade to premium within 7 days . what about the second month , and the following month? (Is it going to be $49 ). How if I have trouble in my account balance and can not pay for any particular month in a year ? Do my account stop or been resume or been downgrade? can I still be in the system for the long run ? Hope you guys can help me on this . Thanks .
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Shwni Premium
It will be $49 per month and if you fail to make the payment they will hold your account for 30 days before it's deleted I believe.
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Thanks for the info Matthew .. =)
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Shwni Premium
No problems at all, if you think you are going to miss a payment just let Carson or Kyle know beforehand and they will probably be able just to put the payment on hold till it can be paid, within reason
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me i will never get this amount,i can not get it , i don't know if they will delete me
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Shwni Premium
Just stay as a free member until you are able to make the regular payments
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I have to agree with you on this , and for me to add as my business pro forma cash flow and include this as IT support or online marketing budget / allocation. See how long i can manage to come with ROI on this , and if not enough allocation , WA still have an option for free member =)
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MozMary Premium
you cannot downgrade - either stay Starter or only go Premium when you can afford it

notice that Black Friday will be $299 for the year, that makes monthly payments work out at around $26.50

you can earn the money with the free resources
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MozMary Premium
stay Starter until you have the money, you will not be deleted, you can keep 2 free websites and work on them and earn money with them

if someone goes Premium they unlock all the levels of training so they are no longer Starter, if you are Premium and you leave then you have 30 days to move a website to new hosting
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I don't know if this is a question? Maybe a wise advice will be helpful as well.

I sign up a affiliate program from a store...How does that work exactly? In case your wondering what store I sign to for the affiliate program was...BlueBanana and I'm also going to sign to this other store called Gamsis something like that.
Is there any tips on these topics?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
Signing up for affiliate programs gets covered eventually in the lessons.

I think they wait to explain it so we have some traffic on the site before setting up the links.

Most affiliate programs have an affiliate program webpage that you sign into and have your own account at.

They are all a bit different, so you'll have to read about your affiliate programs. But they are all the same too, in that they give you links that you use on your website. If someone clicks your link then the company knows that you sent them traffic and you get a commission on any purchases made within some time frame.
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MozMary Premium
each affiliate program has their own rules, some of them want you to have a website with a lot of traffic and some allow new websites with no traffic to join, so if a program allows you as a newbie then great

there are different opinions about when to add links to a site, I've seen people be successful with links early
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Thank you that really does make sense.
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I never knew that...I know if you sign with Hot Topic you have to give them your own website link. I can send BlueBanana and Gamiss if I have to make a website for their programs. Thank you for your advice I appreciate it a lot.
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I appreciate your advice as well...Question which people have you seen that made success with the links and such?

I know i have so much to learn on here to achieve my goals...Just curious.
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MozMary Premium
jvranjes, he blogged recently about it...
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MattDeutsch Premium
I am trying to create menus, but when i follow the steps they dont take me to the save menu part to finalise the set up. On top of that it only show MY About post and Privacy page. Its keeps telling me i need new plugin for this version etc.Anyone please help.
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sknowy1 Premium
I was under the impression from previous training that you find a keyword your happy with and place it in your meta title and then include it in your first paragraph. Maybe I'm wrong but this video makes me think you are to gain multiple keywords and have them included throughout a single post?
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JBond1 Premium
Hi, you're right : )
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nrollins84 Premium
You don't really have to search for those other keywords. Just your main keyword. The others will come naturally as you write. Just as an example, take the keyword "improve your golf swing". As you write you will naturally talk about "gripping the club properly", "proper follow-through", and "where your feet should be for the best swing". All of these are new keywords in your post that people will search and you could gain ranking for. I came up with those off the top of my head, and I know nothing about golf! If I can do this on a subject I know nothing about, you can certainly do it in the niche of your choice. Hope this helps.
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sknowy1 Premium
Cheers mate, And now I get it
Thanks
Paul
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nrollins84 Premium
You're welcome
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Hello. I was wondering if iPhones will be a good thing to promote. And since they do make new iPhones frequently, that I should keep the name of the website broad. And what is 1 on 1 coaching? And I do hope to succeed and not get too overwhelmed with the instructions as this seems to be the best and only option to make a decent amount of income with a legitimate affiliate program.
EDIT: Also, how many a hours a day do you have to be on here to make sure everything goes along, like the website and the income?
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MMarcus Premium
Technology is usually pretty competitive. You usually need be an expert on it. Just think about the amount of content you'd be writing about. Not trying to scare you away from it, but maybe you wanna do a search for more info. Look at your future competitors, and stuff like that. Here
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Right. I know quite a bit with iPhones and would be learning the new things on the latest iPhones.
Thank you.
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aburrows10 Premium
Nice video, Kyle! I am struggling with figuring out my niche...

I am a travel agent so I would love to talk about travel but I don't travel enough,,
I am also a foodie and interested in a writing something about food but not sure how to go about that...
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maybe you should do something like advising people on travelling (where to go, the rules in other countries, etc)
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aburrows10 Premium
Thank you soo much! That really help. Do you think it would be too broad if I just did a travel guide on countries? like which currency they use, some activities they can do on destination, an area on traveling on a budget, an area for elite travelers, some cultures or etiquette, some traditional foods, fun facts.. any feedback would be great!
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I think I have selected a good niche. Now I have to make sure to set up my website so that it can generate the sort of traffic and sales and thereby commissions that will help me set up additional sites in other genres so that I can maximize the revenues that come to those who diversify.
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Janthony0704 Premium
Hope the best for you
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best of luck!
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hey everyone;

This is my question... My husband is an incredible Master Goldsmith and for 20+ years we owned a jewelry store, so Custom Designed, rings would be right up my alley, however my heart and interest would be with helping 3 of my youngest 7 children improve their focus (they tend to be in the ADHD area of attention issues) so I would love that to be my niche. But how could that produce an income that could keep me home with them?
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TDBauer Premium
There are a ton of products out there that help with ADHD. Books, supplements, specific toys and learning tools. Go to Amazon and type in ADHD in the search and see a bunch of possible suggestions pop up... all of those can be promoted as an Amazon Affiliate.
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Woo Who! Thanks TDBauer! I might be on to something!
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kimberd Premium
You have 1st hand experience, this is always a BIG plus. You might try writing a book on it, since I'm sure you have done research as well as lived it day-to-day.
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artbyfemine Premium
I got stopped at making a website. I really don't want to sell other people's products. I'm a painter and I want to use my own site to sell phone cases with my work on them. It's a niche within my broader area of fine art paintings. So looking to see the best way to promote my site for this niche.
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feigner Premium
you can always learn the art of selling online by promoting other peoples products.
Once you have it 'cracked' then you can add yur products, thiswill lessen the pressure you will put on yourself to make and mrket your own products.
You can still build up a following with others accessories and build up the launch of your products.
Good luck with what you decide to do
Phil
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artbyfemine Premium
Thanks. I don't think I have time to go off in another direction. I have a full time business as well.
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I'm having the same problem
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artbyfemine Premium
Understand. I can only concentrate on my own products
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ERebollo Premium
Hi there, I am still struggling to find the right niche. Is there someone in here that could give me a couple of tips on how to choose mine? I
have already been thinking on few of them and even started my first website on pet rabbits' care and products. However after thinking it for a while I do not know how profitable can this niche be. Would you recommend me to go on with this niche or to find an alternative among my other interests below?

-Travel
-Gaming
-Pets

Which one of those would you recommend for my first website?
Thanks!
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christymann Premium
Which one are you determined to see through and enjoy enough to write a lot about? That is the one that you want to go with. Profitable is something that comes in time based on your efforts. Getting the right amount of traffic might take more work on your part to find if it is not a trending or pretty common one, but that extra effort will come easily if it is a topic that you enjoy and are determined to see through.
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Kapermoose Premium
Hi,

I would recommend diving a bit deeper into those categories. Like if you choose travel, think of where, what type of travelling, you know. Example If you like travelling in your local area, focus on sites to see, great places to eat, etc.

Hope this helps.
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GerberL Premium
The pet rabbits care and products sounds good to me. My advice is to make sure you really have a passion for the niche you choose. Otherwise you will struggle later on creating content for your site. If you can create quality content, regularly you will attract traffic and your site will be a success! Best of luck to you
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