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 Websites 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 video called "Creating Your Initial Website Content (Framework), showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it. Watch the video below.

 

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. If you have any questions about the creation of your "about me" or "privacy policy" pages, leave them below.

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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Am I correct in assuming that the niche I select should have affiliate possibilities to sell? If so, shouldn't I know what options are available before I try to decide on a niche? If I'm understanding the concept correctly (and maybe I'm not), the purpose is NOT to sell something I make (a craft) or a service (like a menu for restaurant). The purpose is to write about something that can have related/relevant affiliate links that encourage a visitor to click on the link and thus I get a commission? I'm stuck on making sure my niche has items to encourage people to purchase. For example, a website on making bread (not one I'm actually considering), could link to all items needed to make, store, sell, eat bread. The niche I'm actually considering doesn't seem to have items associated with it to sell. Other niches I'm considering may have them, but shouldn't I contact the sellers of such items to see if there is a commission system in place. I'm sorry if this is confusing and I've totally missed the boat.
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merlynmac Premium
Yes and no. Virtually all niches have some sort of product or service that can be sold. That said, it's not a bad idea to look for affiliate programs that relate to your niche.

Try running a google search for your niche, a product or service related to your niche as follows:

Item product or service affiliate

Or

Item product or service partner

Example:
DJI Affiliate
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Monica,
Ideally you want a niche that can really help someone more so than one that is trying to get people to buy something. When you project a site that is full of helpful information over one that is trying to sell products you will have visitors that have more trust in buying from your site.

You want to select a niche that you have first hand knowledge of, something that you can easily talk about and something that can potentially help others. You don't want a niche to be too broad in scope as the competition would be fierce.

For instance, "pets' or "Dogs" would be broad, but maybe dog kennels or dog leashes and collars would be a narrowed down selection.

The idea is to pinpoint the niche so you have a target audience that you can reach and not have to compete as hard with the big companies that sell those same items.

I don't know what niche your considering but I've yet to hear of one that doesn't have products that you can promote on your site. I wrote a blog about that might help you and I also did a training on that might help you in deciding which type of affiliate platform you want to join.
Hope this helps.
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KazeK Premium
Hi WA friends,
I have a few questions to fire away at last! OK, this could be a long one, so thanks for all those reading! I have launched my first website that is most related to my uni work, 3D Modelling for Students (i'm still second guessing myself on this one, i am a 3D animation student, and my confidence is a bit shaky with my work) So, i will be working on this website slowly over time as it can take a while to make models. However i was thinking about launching a few more websites and would like to hear your guys opinion on how to grow/ flesh out these ideas! So, i'm working part time as a waiter in a family and the boss has never been too bothered with online side of stuff, our restaurant does quite well doing things the old way, just receiving calls from people who have our number, i was wondering if i could maybe do something online with it? They wont be very much keen on the idea of taking orders online, but we have had a lot of customers wanting to have a menu online (even though we have handout menus in the restaurant, but i understand the appeal for online menu) so i was wondering if i could make a website based around the restaurant, have a menu posted and other details whatnot, because i reckon we would get a decent amount of traffic from locals or tourist or people visiting the town, (can get very busy when football games are on), So was wanted to hear some opinions on this! I also have been managing a very small time website for it already, google business, but only really has opening business hours and a few pictures that customers have posted, as well as a very nice 220 reviews ( overall 4.4 stars, very proud of our wee restaurant! Ofc its classic Chinese restaurant too haha)


Many thanks to those reading, and looking forward to hearing your responses! Thanks WA family,

Callum :)
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merlynmac Premium
You have hosting here at WA and WordPress makes site design pretty easy. I say create that website. You don't have to take orders online but you can certainly add it, maybe have the orders emailed in or texted to a "company" phone, etc.

Check out various themes and see if one strikes you. If you have a design in mind, try a page builder and create it yourself.

I thinks it's a great idea.
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KazeK Premium
Thanks for your time! This is just the push a needed to go full blown and smash this website, because i feel the customers are lacking some info when it comes to ordering, not just items on the menu, and I have always wanted to help bring in specials to the restaurants( valentines day, etc.), and add a calendar for said when the restaurants is shut ( we never really shut to be honest , not even Chinese new year, more for when we need to fix things) Hoping to hear more from the rest of the WA community!

Many thanks,
Callum
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LeesaJ Premium
Hi WA family.
I have been stuck on deciding my niche for a couple reasons.
I have domains already that I am trying to use and I am finding it harder than it should be to narrow down a niche. I was hoping someone could possibly help me with my few choices?

The few domains I have already are:

1. Feedmelean.com
So here I was thinking about possibly lean recipes or
supplements or even some sort of exercise to help stay lean??

2. Dancinpants.com

I love to dance I am a personal trainer and group instructor
teaching everything from step, yoga, kickboxing, water
aerobics, pilates, hiphop dance. I plan on creating workouts
for instructors that have been choreographed with music and
it would involve dance and stretching as an exercise, so I'm
struggling with that choice of a niche? Another niche I
thought would go well with that domain is, women searching
for dancing pants, or possibly exercise routines?? Heck ,I am
driving myself crazy trying to figure out my niche.

3. Blessedcrest.com

Was going to be used for faith things such as quotes or gifts.
So was not sure how to possibly use that domain??
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!

4. Zzezy.com

With this domain I wanted to teach certain things I know and
make it very easy.

5. Zapthatfat.com

With this domain, I actually have a website that is NOT making
any money for me because I do not understand how to put my
own ads and/or blogs on it. So with this domain I was not sure
really what to do with it?/ . I was hoping to learn those things
here at WA, so that I could get that website getting traffic.
Was wondering if I should tailor my WA website with the same
type of content?

Thank you all for even reading this, because I do know how much our time is precious and seems to fly by. If anyone can help out with suggestions/ideas or advise, I would so much appreciate it!!

Thank You,

LeesaJ
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cramervod Premium
Dancinpants, sounds like you know the most about that and it should be easiest to get through the training to develop content for.
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LeesaJ Premium
Thank you that is the one I feel I have spent the most time researching. I do appreciate your advise.

LeesaJ
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Swangirl Premium
You will probably go through the training with one and eventually (hopefully a year or more down the road) work on another, so don't feel like this is a one time decision. It is smart to stick with one until it is up and running well, but many people end up running multiple sites.

If you intend to run multiple sites eventually then pick the easiest one to work on first. Make sure you pick one that you don't mind working on every day for years. You don't want to get bored or run out of content ideas. It also helps to do keyword research to make sure there are topics in that niche that have a decent amount of searches. I did a ton of keyword research to make sure my niche would work. I made sure there was enough interest and low competition for at least some of my post ideas.

After you get up and running and making money successfully on the first one you can eventually go back and pick up another but don't rush it. Many people spin their wheels trying to do too many at once while learning and making the same mistakes on all the sites.

Jessica
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LeesaJ Premium
Thank you for taking time to reply and your advise is greatly appreciated!

LeesaJ
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AnitaSmith60 Premium
Hi, I like no: 2 because you sound passionate about dancing and you will already have all the info any one could want.....but they are all great. Why not just get started on one for now.....can do the others later when you feel happy with the one you get rolling on. Good Luck....
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AnitaSmith60 Premium
Hi, love your feed back with this, it has truly helped me with decisions as well. Thank you soooo much.
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Swangirl Premium
You are welcome! I hope you do very well.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Anita. You are very welcome.
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Is it better to have a different keyword for each post on your site; or, would it be better to use the same keyword for a few posts so that when people visit to see one post they may explore the others that are closely related ?? I can make arguments in my head for both sides so thought I would ask. Thanks!
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PaulWatson Premium
Hi Heidi - choose one lot of good low hanging fruit keywords per post. Use them in the title and first paragraph (and some say in one paragraph heading) only then write your post around that.

Then choose new keywords for your next post etc.

Hope this helps

Paul
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nathaniell Premium
The rule is one keyword per post.

"Keywords" are basically the main idea for each of your article. If my keyword is "crazy pizza toppings", then the title of my article could be "Ten Crazy Pizza Toppings You've Never Heard Of", and my article will be about those crazy toppings.

Once you've chosen a few keywords, here's how you incorporate them into your website. Each article on your site should focus on one keyword.

If you had the same keyword multiple times, then you'd just be talking about the same topic over and over again.

However, you can alter the meaning of a keyword, essentially transforming it into a new keyword by adding words to it.

For example:

How To Walk A Dog In The Park
How To Walk A Dog In The Park During Icy Months

Those contain the same core keyword, but are about different topics, so essentially different keywords. The main idea is capturing the "intent" of what you're writing about.

Let me know if you have any follow up questions about this Heidi!
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Hi Evryone,
My name is Biankka and I'm new here. I have a question that I'm hoping someone can help me with. I've been in business all my life so nothing business is new to me but affiliate marketing, is.

I just found out that I'm going in for back surgery #4 this Wednesday and I've been struggling with my already online Shopify store. I came to Wealthy Afilliates after reading amazing reviews and I'm glad I did.
If I get on it right now, do you think that if I'm a quick learner I can have it going within the next few hours if I understand the training well? Does it have to take 10 days?

Looking forward to your replies ;-)

Thank you
Alexandra
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Alexandra, the training is easy to understand, but the implementation of it takes time, as it does to see results. I always tell people to give it 6 months (and work during those months) to see results.

Affiliate marketing, like any legit business is not a get rich quick scheme, but the way WA is designed, it will work for anyone who truly uses it the way it's instructed, like it did for me.
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Can you add accordions to your website? I was told that I couldn't upload my website I have been working on but I was wondering if I could recreate it in WA. It has accordions. It also has graphics and backgrounds I have design myself that I want to add. Can that be done?
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Kyle Premium
You are in full control of your website, and as a premium member you will have access to over 3,000 themes and over 50,000 different plugins (feature extensions).
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JesseJamez Premium
boah, I have used past week by reading and studying the basics of affiliate marketing and figured out a bunch of good ideas about what my niche and/or website(s) could be. still, I haven't launched even my very first website! my question is; I have three affiliate platforms + amazon where I'm looking to. If my site would be about competitive gaming or about free2play games and strategies, do you think better strategy to be to promote one thing like gaming mouses or keyboards OR multiple things like keyboards+mouses+promoting fortnite coaches? And is it forbidden to promote products of multiple affiliate platforms in one post? I have read terms of use of CJ and adverse but can't figure it out. However it would be time to launch my site, traffic and audience are needed anyway!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it is better to start with a narrow niche so as to not confuse your visitors and aim for a specific audience. Plus, you need to be seen as an authority on your subject and have less competition.

For example, if I was looking for keyboard reviews, but half your articles were about Fortnite which I am not interested in, then I would soon leave, then you have lost a potential customer.

You can join as many affiliate programs as you wish. and use them in one post. Be aware, they will inspect your website first, so make sure to have as much content on as possible before you apply, to ensure they approve you.

Don't go overboard with your affiliate links, it is recommended just 1 for every 500 words. So, if you have written a review of 1500 words, just have 3 links in it. Otherwise, Google will see your website as a "spammy" selling site and not rank you highly.
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JesseJamez Premium
ok *forgets the idea of fortnite *. Jokes aside, thanks for tips and advice, I will keep it simple enough and focus on specific topics. I guess I will start by two websites about topics I'm familiar with, keep getting more audience and apply for those affiliate programs after I'm confident enough it's going to work.
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Rob001 Premium
I have chosen to be an affiliate for WA. When I chose this I had to choose Bootcamp or another training route. How can I tell I am following the correct training route during the next lessons? I am currently on Lesson 5 - Log in to Word Press ADMIN area.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - when you click on the training button to your left, the top option is Online Entrepreneur for using your own niche, or Bootcamp for promoting WA.
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Rob001 Premium
Thanks Diane,

Is there any way of knowing I am still on the right path whilst I am going through the lessons without going back to the beginning and starting again?

Rob
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M1818 Premium
In using Jaaxy to check keywords and compose a keywords list, I noticed when I wanted to delete just one keyword from the list that it deleted the whole list instead. Could this be remedied so there would a clear choice and appropriate outcome for either just deleting only the keywords checked off on the list or the entire list only if that is clearly indicated?
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Kyle Premium
You can manage keywords on a per keyword basis.
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eprabowo Premium
I have finished level 1 training and want to upgrade to Premium to continue to level 2 and just to see if it is sill good to run the business online. What if I want to stop my Premium membership? Will I go back to starter and all the benefits as Premium be blocked from my account if I do so?
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Palatia Premium
If you cancel after going Premium, you will lose your membership completely.
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Palatia Premium
But it really is worth it. There is so much more training and support from the community as a Premium member. :)
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DCW2000S Premium
Yes, that is what would happen I'm afraid. Listen, there are 3 Billion + people online now and 50% or more sales are made online with cell phones.

There has been no better time in our history for people like you and me to be able to communicate around the world.

Instead of having a little corner store in your neighborhood now you can literally market your products to the world.

1oo years ago, not so long really. Kings and Queens would have paid anything to have the information we now have at our fingertips.

Please, I just upgraded my account on July 3rd of this year. I have done marketing before and made money by myself. Now I have thousands of people that I can ask questions to.

I can have people check my website and give me advice. You can do this, my friend. Do not quit at all I hope, but at least give it some time to see if it is good for you.

You will never be able to build a business for this little bit of money? NEVER! Where? This is it, this is our golden opportunity.
Grab it with both hands and hang on.

I will see you at the top!
David
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RitaAnn Premium
Hi there eprabowo, if you're interested in building an online business as well as training for certification for building online business website, then you won't want to cancel your premium membership.
Of course it is all up to you, and we will still love you and miss you if you cancel, however, you will miss out on the premium training and all it's benefits.
I'd hate to see you miss out on all the surprises and adventures, but the choice is yours.

Looking forward to seeing your success testimonials,

RitaAnn~
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eprabowo Premium
HI there. Thanks for your feedback. To be honest, I am still confused with the internet business and still need to learn more about it. Please explain how you can get the money transferred into your account by doing the affiliate marketing. Thanks.
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cbakker Premium
I think I know the answer to this, but because the way the training is structured, just want to make sure.

If my keywords meet the under 100 QSR, but have thousands of searches, I assume those are the keywords I want to use?

The training says on average 30, don't know if there is a point to that, I would think that you would want thousands of searches.

Thanks!
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jamesprc Premium
If you find a keyword with under 100 QSR and thousands of searches, that is the ultimate jackpot of keyword research!

However, the common routine is to find low-competition keywords (which naturally have less traffic) and build up your website, one article after another.

One article alone won't make your website traffic explode... But ranking with dozens (or possibly hundreds) of articles, this builds up over time with each article bringing you more and more traffic.

Moreover, the more you start to rank for these keywords, you'll also attract more traffic from other, related keywords.

It has a compounding effect, which takes time. But it all starts with this keyword research, and going for what is also called "low hanging fruit".

Hope this helps.
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cbakker Premium
Thank you! And I completely understand. I was able to find a few dozen keywords that should perform really well. Thank you for the response! On to Level 2 training!
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jamesprc Premium
That's great! Having a list of such keywords is your secret weapon. Keep up the great work!
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JKulk1 Premium
If you can find a keyword with a QSR under 100 that has over 1000 searches then you should definitely use it. These aren't easy to find. Jim
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nutmeg2 Premium
I've finished my about me page and have posted it on my site and looks fine, and I've already have received comments about them. All positive. However, when I go to reply to their replies by thanking them it say at the bottom of my replies
"Your comment is awaiting moderation".
What does that men and how do I fix it were y reply will be shown? Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You need to approve and reply. They will go directly to your website.
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Sixdogsnc Premium
If someone goes to say Amazon from the affiliate link on my website and they want to buy something (not the item that was on my website's link) that they can subscribe to, do I only get credit for the item that was on my link or whatever else they bought?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You get credit for anything the reader purchases -- not just your specific product -- as long as it is within the 24-hour cookie window that Amazon assigns to your link and they don't click on another affiliate's link in that time frame.
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Sixdogsnc Premium
Thanks
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I believe that it is only for the item that they bought from your link. There are so many Amazon affiliates that you may also competing with other affiliates for people what may have the same products you have. Particularly the really popular products.
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JKulk1 Premium
It's exactly as AJ says. Jim
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
I have gone through lesson 8, and it's not matching your training site, such as no header within my widget, only footer, yet it perform the task showing my detain at the footer to the lower left of my site. Another thing, the theme from my Premium I cannot locate, I had an old WP before and that is what is showing up, how can I get out of that? Any help is appreciated.
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Elizabeth,
You can change themes by signing into your site through site manager and clicking on Appearance and then Themes. Once in Themes up top click on New and find any theme you want to try out and install that theme, once installed you need to activate.

Each theme will make your site look different and once you find the one you like you want to go back into your themes area and delete any themes you have installed but are no longer using.

Every theme will look different and the default theme for WordPress is the 2019 theme. If you have any other questions or need more help just ask and we will help you.
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Thanks very much Webcash2us for theme info. quite clear.
Blessing

Elizabeth
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misswilma Premium
I'm sorry, I missed the name of the person who answered 2 of my questions. But, thanks you so very much. The advice you gave was easy to follow and fixed my problem. I will try to write my helpers name down from now on, before I go running off to fix the problem. God bless you.
Wilma
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Rebecca618 Premium
There are SO many helpful people here. I'm not sure how they managed it, but WA has an intimate, small-group feel to it, even though they aren't small at all. And I'm loving how user-friendly everything is. I'm brand new at all of this, and they make it easy to navigate.
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I get being an affiliate but why must we blog? and I'm not a writer so I wouldn't know the first thing about blogging I just thought this was a sight to get traffic that I can send to affiliate links ..I'm not sure that I want to have to start blogging and all that jazz.. now I'm confused again..
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unigirl Premium
The Blogging is about attracting traffic to sell your affiliate products on your site. It is a free way to attract traffic, and you need traffic to buy stuff.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You don't "have" to blog to be an affiliate marketer. However, what you do have to have is a way to attract traffic. You can have all the links in the world, but if there is no one there to see them you still won't make a dime.

Blogging is a proven method of attracting traffic without spending thousands of dollars on advertising. People are constantly searching Google for information and answers to their questions. You are simply providing those answers. In return, you may have a product or service that would be helpful to that person, so you make a recommendation and add a link. When they make a purchase, you get paid.
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Aestek Premium
I did see a post about getting rankings using YouTube videos related to your product.

I recommend you write at least a little. That’s how you gain traffic.

But if that’s not your area, maybe you can make videos based on what your niche is. Apparently Google indexing loves videos and it’s easier to get ranked
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I'm not a writer as well and I have no idea where to start. But here's to trying new things. #growth

GOODLUCK!!!
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I just want to say none of us here or at least a lot of us didn't know how to start a website but here we are. So GO FOR TRYING NEW THINGS!!!!!!!
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TinaClark Premium
Hello,
If the niche I have picked does not have an affiliate site where I can get banners and information to put on my site. Where will I be able to get this information form please?
I am new and still need help on what I am lawfully able to put on my website.
Regards

Tina
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham!

So, have you actually applied to join the affiliate programme you want to use, and been approved? Or are you saying you can't find an affiliate program to match your niche?

If you have joined the program, it would be surprising that they don't have the links you need to add to your website. That is how they recognise that customers have come through your website, as they will have your ID embedded in them.
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Tina,
There's many programs you can apply for and some will turn you down while others will let you have a chance to promote their products, but you only need one or two really.

Many of these programs deny people because of lack of experience and either no website or a site that has no traffic.
When you do find a program you will want to only have a few affiliate links on your page or post so as not to be marked as an affiliate spam site by the search engines.

I created a training about the different types of affiliate programs and you can check it out and Google any of them to sign up or you can select one from WA and try to sign up to any of them. Hope this helps.
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On the off chance that your niche does not have a direct affiliate site, you can still become an affiliate to indirect websites. The example in the video is a pretty good one where the party football hats link up to Amazon. You can follow the concept. For example, if you want to make a cat website:
1) Well, it's not like you can get a kickback from selling someone a cat online.
2) Let's go indirect. Become an Amazon Affiliate and have a link to a scratching post that you really like.
3) After that. Think about a subject around cats. Do you want to extend the life of your cat? Perhaps there is someone who has an E-book on elderly cat care.
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you first went to the snack helmets and showed the dallas cowboys and showed the rest of the pro teams. do you get a comission for any team? and then you went to body building products so you get a comission can you go to any web site that you can think of even tho it has nothing to do with any of the training products
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Jaz333 Premium
These are examples of niches. You can create a site around any niche you choose. The choices are pretty much unlimited.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, those would all be affiliate links. So regardless as to what someone purchased, you would get credit.

If someone goes to Amazon as well through your website, you get credit for anything in their shopping cart as long as they buy within 24 hours of clicking your links.

I have sold some really strange things over the years in my shopping cart. lol
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I have already built a website prior to starting this training. I have not "launched" it yet, but I have been building it on a domain I own. Is there a way to transfer that into WA so that I can manage it through here and get all the extra perks y'all offer?
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webcash2us Premium
As a premium member you can either transfer the domain to the WA platform and build it over or have it hosted by WA the way it is by pointing the site to the WA name servers.
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Heidi
Click on websites on the left side of your profile page. Then click on site domains and scroll down. You will find a box with this option there. But you will need to go premium to be able to do this. Jim
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nathaniell Premium
If the website is WordPress, the support team here will transfer it for free. You do need to be a Premium member to do that though.

As a side note: I highly recommend not waiting to "launch" a website. It can delay your progress getting indexed and ranked. Launch ASAP, and fix things as you grow. That's my advice :)
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likakwidrik Premium
Hi everyone! From all these videos i've watched i've been asking myself if the niche is the title or the domain of the website? like when kyle put basketball skills and drills? is that niche or is it just somewhat related to his niche? Your comments and reply are highly appreciated!
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feigner Premium
it is related to his niche.
so if your niche is helping people improve their golf swing then your website could be any name...even your own, but could contain a keyword.
the content will define your site and niche rather than the site or domain name.
good luck
phil
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It's not so important any more. In the "old" days of the internet sites that had long niche related domains were seen as a good thing, but that started to lead to ridiculous site addresses such as "TheBestAndCheapestPlaceOnEarthToBuyMotorcyclesBakingPansAndSunglasses.com" As you can tell, it got out of hand quickly. lol

Google and the rest of the search engines are MUCH more sophisticated now and sites like that no longer have an advantage. Indeed, they may even be penalized depending on the circumstances.

You basically have two choices.

1) Make it somewhat related, but only to the extent your potential audience has a rough idea of what it is (e.g. GreatPhotography.com).

2) Come up with a domain name that has nothing to do with anything, but is unique can can eventually be branded. For example, before they came along, did you even know what a "Google" was?

Hope this helps :-)
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likakwidrik Premium
Thank you s much i will keep these in mind!
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likakwidrik Premium
Thank you so much!
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ohfunshine Premium
So I'm in the early stages of developing my niche site currently and it dawned on me that there was something in the first training module that stood out. Specifically where it was stated that it was better to build your site using posts instead of pages.. Now I can't seem to find this anywhere when I go back to look for it.(i might just be crazy) Could someone maybe shed some light on this for me? Should I be creating my content as posts instead of pages and why?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That is correct. Think of pages as something that you don't intend on changing very often, if ever. Thus, common pages would be About, Privacy, Resources, etc.

But for the best results in ongoing content you will want them to be posts so your home page displays all the most recent and relevant content that your readers may be interested in. In other words, the content is more dynamic and changes often (which is a good thing).

Hope this helps :-)
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csalzman Premium
Hello,
On your training video "Creating Custom Menus on Your Website" you discuss widgets. And you show how to add a widget. What was not discussed is how to remove the "about me" and other top level items from the bottom of the new widget as they are redundant. Can you help. What about adding an actual page? (If not covered later in the training) Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Chett
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Chett,
You can remove menu items by signing into your site and on the left select Appearance and then Menu, once in Menu you will select the items from any Menu and remove or add as needed.

This will remove any page from a menu, but the page will still exist on your site.

If you want the page gone as well, than after you remove the page off of the menu, you will need to go to pages and hover over the title to reveal options, in the options you would select Trash to discard the page all together.
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csalzman Premium
Thanks for the response. What I have in that location are only the top navigation items, not the new widget I created on the right of my webpage. I created a widget (seems to be a disconnect in my way of look at this between menu item and widget) This widget is on the right navigation menu called "Cool Stuff for Kids" and the "About Me" and "Privacy Policy" is under that which is what I want removed. Kyle did not go into specifics yet in his training course. Any help appreciated.
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webcash2us Premium
That's sounds like a side widget you created. Go into Appearance and click on Widgets and look for the side Widget and find the items you want removed and delete them. If you don't find them there then they would be in the Menu area under Appearance. When you find the one you want removed click on the item as so it opens and there you should see the delete option.
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csalzman Premium
Thanks.

What's weird is that those duplicated items are not listed in the widgets area under the widget I created or in the menus. Actually in the menus area that widget is not even there just the top navigation items.
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webcash2us Premium
Did you already delete them before? If so you might want to look at the site in a new browser or restart the browser you are using as it may have the site cached.
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csalzman Premium
No I didn't. Just opened Chrome and the items are still there.
Hmm
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webcash2us Premium
Can you PM me the URL of the site, maybe if I see the site I can better help you.
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csalzman Premium
I sent you the website address. Thanks for taking a look
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I am about to start Lesson 8 and if you're just starting out like me, my advice is to listen carefully to Kyle's instructions in his videos. I made some mistakes along the way like messing with the template instead of sticking to what Kyle did. I know that along the way, we can change our template but for now, do what Kyle does. Don't take shortcuts or make changes like I did.

Just sharing my initial experience to fellow newbies like me.
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What language would you advice me to write in on my site? My first language is not english and I'm thinking that it is so much easyer to write in my mother tongue. But my language is not used by many people since we are a small country Also my choice of niche will depend of who I'm writing to.
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RGerritsen Premium
Hello. Such an interesting question. If your niche would be of interest to people in many different countries, yes, then I would suggest English. But of course you have plugins where you have various language options (so perhaps you could have your mother-tongue as well as English - but i thin you would have to do the translation yourself).
Best of luck.
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Thank you for your reply. Maybe it's a good idea to do 2 language in the same site. I'm also thinking about the affiliate Programs that are avaliable but maybe i can find some by google who supports danish shops :)
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Hi guys!, this will be my 1st time & 1st website so
I decided my niche to be somewhere around gaming reviews, gaming computers, computer parts & accessories also along with it on the side some mobile gaming, mobile phones and accessories. Are they too much for my 1st website? should I only for now focus say gaming reviews? or mobile gaming?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you have chosen far too many subjects, targeting different audiences. You need to narrow it down, so as not to confuse your visitors, plus you wish to be seen as an authority in your niche.
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webcash2us Premium
The niche is over all too broad, I would narrow it down to which ever you like the most as you will be creating a lot of content for that site.

Most generally a review site is great for a niche site and you should play the games you review. On that gaming review site you could do a review of two gaming computers aside from the reviews of the games.

You just don't want a site that's all over the place, you won't have that many affiliate links on the site to be able to offer everything you have listed.

That's considered an affiliate spam site in every search engine. Stick to 2 or 3 affiliate links at most and make certain they are relevant to the subject of the page or post and you should be okay.
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Sheris4U Premium
I would focus on one thing. I did on line jobs for students. Org and have afree nitches in there. It will probably take longer to get your business going. Maybe start with Mobile phones writing reviews, comparing and. After you get going with your phones you could show an advertisement (banner for a game than when someone clicks on it it could take then to awhole page on gaming which is a landing page then when they see something they like and click on it it will take them to where they can buy it. Reviews really help.

I would stay a review with the Note 9 Comparing it to S10 then at the end they could click on to buy either one
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Wow! thanks to all the response, I will certainly keep those in mind.
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Jane1978 Premium
you might want to just do today's tech world that it a lot of technology. That is really awesome though I am in college for gaming development so I share in your interest. Good luck and welcome to WA.
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Ropesa Premium
Hi, I say start with the gaming reviews and then later you can create another website for computer and phone accessories.
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When I think of affiliate marketing, I was imagining a blog for my interest in home goods/decor (physical products). However, I've also always wanted to start a blog on mental health and write advice posts and ideas. I don't see how affiliate marketing can play a role in this sort of blog. Am I correct to assume affiliate marketing only applies to blogs related to physical products?
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Dale123 Premium
Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting other peoples products/services (whether they be digital or physical) in return for commissions.
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DaisyK78 Premium
Yes, I guess it does relate to physical products.
So what kind of products would you think could help someone with mental health?
eg. Relaxation - has a huge range of products.

I would start with one niche at a time, and choose the one that you are most passionate about.

Once you have one niche (website) up and running how you want, then you can make another one.

I wish you all the best
Daisy
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HaripriyaJay Premium
following
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PHiggs2 Premium
Okay I chose my theme and the plugins for my theme includes 2 WordPress plugins which I downloaded. But, when I log in to WordPress, it's asking me for a domain name. I used mine for my WS website. When I type in my business name, it's saying that it's taken. What should I do, buy another domain name to continue?
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DaisyK78 Premium
I am pretty sure you can only have one website for each domain name.
I am unsure what your WS site is but I kindly suggest to follow the training here to set up your site.
Good Luck
Daisy
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webcash2us Premium
Are you logging into WordPress dashboard through the Wealthy Affiliate dashboard or direct at WordPress?

You should have access to any website you have purchased through Wealthy Affiliate in your site manager.

Were the Wordpress plugins downloaded from the Wealthy Affiliate platform?

If you have already purchased the business site then there's no need to buy another one, unless you haven't bought one yet and the one you're trying to buy has been taken.

Give a little more information so we can help you out.
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I choose my niche as hair care products but yet I don't understand where I can get affiliate links for that and who and how will they pay me for promoting their products.This is kind of confusing for me do I have to search for affiliate programs on my own?
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MidSummerL Premium
You have just been here for a day and at the beginning everything will not be clear till you do your training. Click the training button on the left and begin. This is where everything is explained.

Step by step it will become clear how you will get links and how you will get paid.

MidSummer
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Patience. You just joined WA. All of your questions and more will be answered in the training. Just take it one step at a time, focus on the lesson you are on, and try not to get ahead of yourself. Kyle and Carson have been doing this a very long time and know the best way to teach new members. Trust the training and It will all make sense soon.
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Ropesa Premium
Amazon is one option
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as the others have said, the training will cover what you need to know.

But, essentially, once you have built your website and added lots of content to it to attract visitors, then you will be able to apply to affiliate programs, which you do yourself.

Once your website is approved, you can get the affiliate links.
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marklwalker Premium
I am an old desperate man who is most anxious to make a good deal of additional income. Can you give me an estimate As to when I may expect to see some results to my efforts if I (being rather old and slow) will give this my full attention eight hours a day six days a week ? I have built web sites in the past but it has been years and most of what I am learning now is new to me.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I don't give estimates on the time frame you will make money because that will vary depending on your level of production. Give yourself 6mos to a year with that schedule you pan on working.

Maybe sooner

Anyhow best of luck to you
Shannon Kamal
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Ropesa Premium
Great answer 👍🏻👏🏻
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M1818 Premium
In the video, you show that a comment window shows up at the end of the privacy policy statement, but in your written explanation you state that we choose a page format as opposed to a post format for privacy policies because that format doesn't allow for comments. This is a little confusing because if the Page format doesn't allow for comments then it shouldn't even provide a comment box at all.
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webcash2us Premium
Do not worry about the comment box on any privacy page. No one ever leaves comments on a privacy page and even if they did all comments must get your approval before allowing the comment to be published, so it's not a big deal.

You can turn off allowing comments on any page, but if you leave that feature on it really doesn't matter.

You should publish your privacy policy as a page, not as a post, the same applies to your Affiliate Disclosure.

I also publish my About as a page and not a post because as a page these 3 can be added to any menu you create.

Hope this helps.
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OH MY GOODNESS..... EVERYONE WHO STARTS THIS PROGRAM MUST READ THIS FIRST!!! Sheeesh…… do not be like me a freak out at every new word and run off on Google for an hour and search what it means and how to do it! I have done that in nearly every lesson...……. I just got back from my "About Me" page and Googled and Pinterest it to death...… These people, right here..... have all the answers as they go along. You won't fail the test as there is no test, you don't have to know every detail of every word as they eventually tell you EXACTLY what to do..... Deep breath and relax; they really know what they are doing. I need a drink;) I've just glued my hands to the table so I won't be able to sprint off at every new word!! Enjoy the journey from start to finish and then see if you have any questions. Slow and steady my dear new friends ;)
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Ropesa Premium
Yes please ask your questions right here, we are here to answer. You have the whole community at your rescue when you need it so don’t hesitate to ask.

Believe me I asked a lot of questions when I first joined.
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Good advice! Thank you!
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webcash2us Premium
You are correct, many over think every step and seem to look outside of WA for their answers. The best place to get any answer is right here at WA. I wish you all the best.
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Thank you; you as well:)
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Totally sounds like something I would do, so thank you, your good advice has likely saved me a lot of future headaches!
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Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day! I don't understand this sentence: You can "register" your very own domains right within Wealthy Affiliate using our state of the art SiteDomains platform, which will allow you to instantly set-up your own domain for your own use. I guess I don't understand domains; should I google and spend some time on this or is it easier to understand that I think. Thank you
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Jaz333 Premium
A domain is simply your own web address - for example: Kyle and Carson own the domain wealthyaffiliate.com.

Buying your own domain gives your website a more professional look and sound to it. This link will give you some ideas on how to choose a great domain: Hope that helps, Shannon
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello again! As a starter member, you are given 2 websites to work on for up to 6 months. However, they will end with the name SiteRubix.com. They are known as subdomains and are not actually your property.

If you want a domain that just ends in .com, which is globally recognised and looks more authoritative, then you have to pay for it. This costs around $13.99 per year, but is yours to keep, even if you decide to leave WA.

Also, bear in mind, you need to upgrade to premium to have a purchased domain hosted here.

As a beginner, I suggest you just start with using a free site.
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HaripriyaJay Premium
Thank you for the information
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Thank you
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Thank you very much for your help, have a most wonderful day!
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JeJaMa Premium
thank you for the advise. I have a question, could someone help me here in WA my own business to be promoted. I have already bought my own domain but don`t know how to create a website. I sell my products offline. I took a course last year but I am doubting to do it thai is why the result is nothing. That is why im upgrading my membership here in WA. I need someone who can mentor me. I am also interested with affiliate marketing. I hope i can find someone who can really guide & teach me to these online business.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your mentor is Vitaliy, he has been giving you advice on your profile page.

Just follow the training step by step, and complete each task as you are asked to do so. That way, you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.

If you have any specific questions, any of us will be happy to help.
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IamWayne Premium
Hi I found when Kyle explained in the video about the Private Poilcy mine came up with the heading "WHO ARE WE"
The content was alot different to Kyles video.
At the bottom we were to tick to blocks
NOINDEX this page, or NOFOLLOW this page.
But this did not show.

Can you help me.
Thanks.
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Jaz333 Premium
If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you might have chosen the template for the About Me page instead of the Privacy Policy.

The no index and no follow options come up in the wordpress edit screen once the document has been published.

Here is the link specifically for the privacy policy training again: Hope that helps, Shannon
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
Looking for help choosing the best niche! I'm a stay at home mom and home schooling our two children. I love to cook, so I was thinking about going in that direction, though very broad. I also thought I might tie in home school things, but the two don't really mesh well. Any advice?
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JKulk1 Premium
They sound like two good niches. With the home schooling could you access training schemes where you get paid a commission. If so this one sounds great. Cooking is a bit more difficult and you would have to be more specific. For example something like "Southern Recipes" or "Home cooking in the USA" etc., Jim
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Hi there! It could have been me writing message 🙂
If you’re going to go homeschooling, perhaps go with a specific age group or method. With homeschooling the possibilities are endless from offering printable‘s to curriculums and more how to’s. I started a local play date homeschool group as there are many homeschoolers in my area but nothing social for the kids To interact with each other.

In regards to cooking, do you have a specific interest? For example my daughter is an extremely picky eater but we are also gluten-free so I’ve had a hard time finding sources of inspiration that applies to us specifically 🙂

Good luck brainstorming 👍🏼
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littlemama Premium
Hi Heidi,

You don't want to mix niches, those are indeed two niches you can go into.

You also want to start with only one niche.

Cooking niche will be way a way better niche to go into than homeschooling because there are way more people in a cooking niche.

But Jim (JKulk1) said above, if you can find a home schooling program where you can earn a commission from getting people to sign up for, this can be a viable niche as well.

If you do cooking, you do need to narrow down your niche like "vegan cooking" or "cooking for beginners" or something more specific.

You need to start narrow, but you don't need to stay narrow.

You want to start narrow so you can break into that niche easier and focus your efforts into helping a specific group of people.

Then, as your site grows and gains more authority, you can then branch out more into different areas of cooking you want to expand on.

I hope this helps you,
Grace
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ShaunSumner1 Premium
Do keyword searches in your Google search engine task bar in those 2 fields. And read up on each one individually!!
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I like the way you explained things in this message, I am going to keep your advice in mind as well.
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littlemama Premium
Great to hear, Elizabeth. :)
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ShaunSumner1 Premium
Yw anytime! That's what the community help forum is all about. Paying it forward. Helping others succeed!

$haun
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That really is fantastic.
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EvelynOliver Premium
How abiut teaching kids how to cook. Could that be a niche?
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littlemama Premium
Yes indeed that could be a niche Evelyn. :)
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I think home schooling would be a very good one alone. You can do two different ones to have multiple sources out there. One for home schooling and one for the type of cooking you like to do.
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Jane1978 Premium
Most people stick themselves in a box afraid to come out in the world. They have fear of being unsuccessful and some have the fear of success. they ask themselves what happens if I can not do this? I have found that making a dream board helps. A dreamboard is just a list or few pictures you put on your wall where you will see it everyday. You can add or subtract from this list at any time but it helps you to keep reaching for those goals. No one has to do this but I use it and it helps me stay motivated. So the idea is here, anyone is more than welcome to try it. If you do I would be really interested in knowing how it worked for you. Good luck in you journeys.
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I have not been able to specify my niche. I want to achieve a niche that has to do with the elderly. Specifically that they can use social networks and the computer/smartpgone to communicate with their families, with their friends and in general with the world around them, in order to improve their life. My ideal client would be everyone between 65 and 100 years old. I need help in this approach.
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webcash2us Premium
That may be a tough niche as there's many social platforms that already allow anyone of any age to communicate with anyone.

In fact AARP often has articles in their newsletter and magazine that relate to that subject as does the official AARP phone service that is Consumer Cellular.

You can maybe do a how to blog teaching the elderly how to do certain tasks that their phones and computers allow them to do.

You could maybe find hidden benefits that are available for people over 65 but you will need to be Country specific as every Country has their own rules and laws regarding people over 65 years old.
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feigner Premium
well the domains socialmediafortheover60s and socialmediafortheover70s are still available - so if you wanted to do something with them.
but how do you get the over 60s and over 70s online if they are not already?
it would be an interesting niche to see if it would work.
good luck with it.
phil
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Ooooo I love this!
I just read an article that an underserved market is baby boomer and older in real estate. The article was saying they are the perfect tenants for reasons the writer discusses yet landlords don’t think to market to them.

A lot of that population want to learn the tech but it can be really overwhelming (experience with my own family)

Maybe having suuuper easy to understand how to videos ? Or Skype/FaceTime type of set up where they get virtual training?

Let us know what you start coming up with
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@webcash2us
I'm going to take your advice into consideration. Thanks
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@Nextgensahm I think you are right about how difficult it can be to teach technology to the elderly (I am an old man of 80). With regard to using videos and / or Skype I don't think it makes things easier. I have to study the matter better.
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Good point.

Maybe you have some additional passions or knowledge you can share with others being around for 80 years.

Elizabeth
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I will contact the suggested domains. I know it won't be easy as I am an old man of 80 years but I have seen in others how difficult are their lives, I chose this niche as a challenge. I will go deeper. Then you will know what he could achieve. Thank you.
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janetng Premium
I have created 2 websites. Therefore the content "About Me" I have created 2 content. But in the Site Content, I can only see one content "About Me" of one of my website and when I click to go inside it become another content "About Me' of my another website. I'm very confused now. It stated the content already publiced but I can only find my first website "About Me" content is up but my 2nd website "About Me" is not up. Don't know what is going on here. Very confuse.
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Kyle Premium
That is because it is likely within the published tab. If you are on the SiteContent dashboard the unpublished tab may be selected, thus just showing the one.

Could that be the case here?
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janetng Premium
I'm not sure. I'm confused. Anyway I just do some correction of the contents by copy & paste & re-create new contents to fix it at the right place and make sure my contents on the 2 website are the right contents.

But I have a question. If I make any edition to a published content, will it be update too in the content under the Site Content dashboard?
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I have a Local business directory mobile app almost completed
I have written an ebook on make money from your hobby. I am looking forward to write about Customer Relationship Management ( CRM ) For a start to my blog on the app platform.
What niche ideas or articles,ebook would you recomend to work on, to help the businesses and customers etc ...?
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Kyle Premium
Well we can definitely help you establish yourself as an authority/expert within this space. I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

If you have any further questions let me know Val. :)
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I've chosen my Niche and it is Hair Health. Pedamis Humanis is a huge problem in NZ and possibly around the world. I do have a lot of knowledge on this subject and I'm passionate about helping people to deal with it. There are a quite few products available on the market but I'm sure I can fit myself in. I use natural and organic material in my product but a lot of the problem comes from lack of knowledge so in the first instance it's about education.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is most definitely the direction you could head with your niche. If this is something that you are passionate about, definitely go for it Ron!
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LilaMay Premium
Is personal development too broad of a niche?

I have visions of a website called self improvement movement, (I've already started it, but am starting it again with WA guidance) within my blog posts will be more specific niche products like water filers, dehydrators and juicers. Along with these posts I will be sharing self love techniques and aspire to create my own online course one day...
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I think personal development is a great niche. I think maybe try to have a target audience, millennial’s versus baby boomers, moms versus students, that sort of thing

Everyone can benefit from personal development techniques but perhaps some work better for certain populations than others

Is there a specific genre with in personal development that you like the most? Is there a method that you follow in particular ?
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LilaMay Premium
Yeah meditation, yoga and healthy eating. I'm also studying nutrition coaching at the moment :)
Mindset work is also one of my favs, it's pretty powerful to change you're beliefs around things, money for example. I grew up in a 7 kid house hold, single mum on benefits.
To change my mindset from money scarcity to money abundance has taken time and I'm abundant in money yet, but opportunities are starting to open up for me as I visualise daily my life in abundance in 6 months time :)
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So maybe you could offer a nutrition coaching services with mind work, NLP,

Sounds like a lifestyle blog 🙂 and you can have lots of content based on what sounds like an adventurous traveling life so far, and your experiences

Wish you the very very best !
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Lila !

Good question and all questions are good ones!

Frankly, any niche can be a successful one and in this instance, you've likely already answered your own question, as all answers are within!

It sounds like a wonderful niche --- in building on-line success, it's vital to keep your audience in mind --- who are you writing for and what are their interests? .... a niche is one that you can blog about in-depth, deeply, and extensively over a period of time in becoming the 'authority' ....

You've got some super ideas to work with and to achieve --- keep your dreams, hopes and aspirations UP and Alive!

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio .... :)
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JasonBrown6 Premium
The sky is the limit...go for it and it does sound interesting.
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Twillmon34 Premium
That sounds like a good niche.
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When you think about a target audience it does help narrow a "niche." Great tip!
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Jane1978 Premium
Sounds like you have a great plan just go with it and Do Not give up there are people out there everywhere. Health is one of the biggest worries in the nation. Good luck!
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Ropesa Premium
Hello there, you have some really great ideas, I however think for now you should choose one topic to work with as your niche, based on this comment ☝🏻 You have 3 websites ( 3 niches) its ok to build a lifestyle blog but the problem with that is you will not become an authority in any niche because you will be covering everything within one website.
Articles about nutrition, yoga, meditation, healthy eating, money mindset.

Your readers will be confused and the search engines will have a hard time determining where to rank your website.

I say, take you time and decide which niche you want to be an authority in, and start with that.
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I would love some input especially from women/moms.
For my niche I would love to focus on mompreneurs/stay at home moms/single moms trying to do it all, being a good mom, increase income, etc. Not sure how to focus down more though. I also was thinking about something related to positive parenting style but not sure.
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Hi, I think you are the right spot provided you will be happy doing it.
I will also suggest a niche on nanny . With nanny you may end up selling, advertising and even promoting baby stuff at the same time with different companies.
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Thank you for the suggestion, It is much appreciated.
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Kyle Premium
And if you need any further help let us know. :)
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Thanks Kyle, I appreciate it. I changed it up a bit and am excited with the new direction.
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Elene86 Premium
Before Lesson 1: 3 of 10. I was thinking of doing a niche on dog-related products. But, after watching the video on choosing a direction. My passion is actually more towards skincare. There are so many products in skincare and since that is the case. Would face mask be a good niche? Cause I know there are electronic products and face mask you can wear overnight which most people don't know about. Normally people will find a mask that is washed off after 15-25 mins of use but there are more than those type of mask that people just don't know about. Also based on skin type, there are many types of different mask for dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, etc. And should eye mask be part of the face mask? My mind is blown. How should I go on with this niche? There's so much I can talk about when it comes to skincare.
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Oh I love to see how you’re exploring different topics and even changing. I agree try to do something less well known. Face masks is super common but the stuff you mentioned maybe not. I think it can be pretty overwhelming deciding on a direction. Maybe write a bunch of stuff down to get it out of your head and on paper and see where it leads to. Do you keep writing about a specific genre such as DIY? New products ? More equipment type ?
My sister is all into skincare and beauty and always following the latest trends. She is now incorporating the jade facial roller into her daily routine. So the potential is there but need to somehow narrow it down. Are you targeting a specific age group ? Millennial v baby boomer for example. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
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Elene86 Premium
I tend to like to do research and read multiple reviews, see what works for most people including myself. I'm more into anti-aging skincare. Especially since you should be starting skincare at least age 19, it's best to start early and maintain. Shouldn't be using harsh products, since there are many exfoliatins that are more gentle on the skin. I think it's more like I enjoy sharing my research with others. I've tried some of the products that I've researched but there's so much to try that I only try the news ones I find, after finishing up my old ones. A lot of the products I've researched have great reviews. But I can't try them all. Honestly though when it comes to skincare, I actually love helping people find products for their skin type.

Also, I wouldn't say equipment type but more of a device you use at home. Depending on your skin problem, the LED mask has different photon light you use to target different problems for your skin. I never used the mask but the LED light therapy works, I've used a handheld version for acne/pimples before.

Also, did you know once you've done your facial routine at night? You're only supposed to rinse your face with water in the morning and then apply your normal routine starting from with the toner? But it makes sense to me that it's how it should be, especially after learning that from my Korean friend that watched a Korean TV on famous K-pop stars. Their parents were the ones who taught them that. And I'm sure not a lot of people know this but it works really well because it helped with my eczema. I wasn't striping off my naturals oils day and night but only at night because of the outdoor and the pollution etc. But you're not outdoors in the middle of the night so there's no need to cleanse your face in the morning but you should rinse before reapplying your normal routine.

I feel like I'm making my niche complicated. Any specific ideas?
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I can relate when you say research. I’m the research queen when it comes to anything baby related haha.

People don’t always have the time to research. I didn’t realize that for a while. Someone will ask me a question and I’ll answer surprised they didn’t about that Product or service etc. I’m thinking to myself, that person didn’t spend 5 hours looking up the best toddler toothpaste or the best baby wipes? 😀

People are very successful with review blogs and it seems like you are passionate and knowledgeable. You could do reviews on specific products, reviews comparing Product A and product B, reviews on products that many people use but maybe aren’t the best or healthiest and explaining why.

My sister was using a cream and I was reading the ingredients and told her hello! This is so bad for you. She said really? It supposed to be a great product. So people assume if it’s labeled “good” “natural” then it is but they don’t have the time to really educate themselves and do their own research.
Videos work really well with this sort of thing. Not that you have to show your face if your a private person but having video product reviews I find can be easier for a person looking. So maybe you could incorporate written and video reviews.

Even bringing Eastern practices such as Korean, Japanese etc as you mentioned to the regular everyday person in the West (US, UK) is a great niche. Their beauty and skincare routines or “secrets”.

I think I rambled a bit Sorry 🙂
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Elene86 Premium
It's fine to ramble. I know Korean and Japanese skincare weight heavily on healthy skin and Asian skin tends to be more sensitive but then again I feel like everyone should use the gentler products because I've used CVS products when I was younger and some of those drug store skincare was pretty harsh. Of course, I learn the hard way after my skin becoming more sensitive leading to my eczema, it was weeping eczema on my cheeks. My eczema was really bad but a lot better now though. Can't tell I've ever had it. And I do have those photos which made people surprised.
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That’s pretty impressive! Seems like through experience you are an expert on healing your skin from issues such as eczema with alternative beauty products and routines inspired by Korean and other Asian trends.
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Hi , you are absolutely right about the skincare stuff. From my observation it will be a good stuff for you. I could see you can express stuff on that easily. I myself I deal on korean cosmetics that i export to other countries.
If i were you i will build something around it.. I could be of help if you need one concerning skincare product from korea and stuff.
Good luck to discovering your dream.
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Hi , you are absolutely right about the skincare stuff. From my observation it will be a good stuff for you. I could see you can express stuff on that easily. I myself I deal on korean cosmetics that i export to other countries. 
If i were you i will build something around it.. I could be of help if you need one concerning skincare product from korea and stuff.
Good luck to discovering your dream.

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Elene86 Premium
Thank you. 🙂
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Keep me posted , I would like to know how you are progressing and stuff.
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M1818 Premium
With respect to my niche of food delivery services, I've preliminarily scanned the possible affiliates for it that are on WA. Although we do appear to have some good affiliates for it here, I think we could expand the number considerably to include a wider variety of affiliates associated with this area perhaps including supermarket chains and various specialty food services including catering services.
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Jaz333 Premium
The Affiliate Programs platform is a new feature very recently added within WA. I'm quite sure they will continue to add to it in the future :)
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Are you still thinking of the food delivery niche? If so, a really good one is postpartum food delivery. As a mom and knowing many moms, this service is lacking and would be used tremendously. When you have a newborn the last thing you can do and want to do is cook. But at this stage good healthy nutritious food is needed.

Just a suggestion !
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M1818 Premium
I'm choosing food delivery services for my first niche because it is very concrete and a frequent need or desire of many people. Also, I have an excellent domain name for this service which is deliverfoods.com. I do have some interest in this area, although I'm not very passionate about it. I think and hope I have enough interest in it to build and sustain a successful website centered on it.
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It would be better if you do something you have passion of.
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KaarenB Premium
No questions just a HUGE THANK YOU for going through the steps so clearly. I had trouble but that was my own fault and hours later I fixed the problem. Im up to key words now but need a mental break as I have been doing this for the last 6 hours..
Thanks again Kyle.
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M1818 Premium
Hi KaarenB,

I noticed you said that you wanted to take a break after working for 6 hours which is a lot to put in at one time. As you probably know, it's a good idea to put in a little time (an hour or two) every day which really mounts up over time.
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Ropesa Premium
wow! 6 hours straight, you sure are dedicated congratulations on your progress so far and I wish you lots of success moving forward.
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Congrats guys! I’m just getting started. Looking forward to this!
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wow so hardworking. I hope at least I have a complete complete resources.
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So, I have my niche, and I've created my web page... but I have no idea how to use Amazon to create affiliate links, and I think that might be part of the premium training. Can anyone help me? Do I just insert the full url of the products I'm promoting?
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siamjerry Premium
Yes, this is part of the training. In fact, Amazon will give you the links, which then have to insert into your web site article.
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Right, something about Level 3 training... but is it possible to make money using WA without paying for premium? Or without using affiliate links at all, since that's also part of level 3? All they really taught us to do in level 1 is to build the website.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - before you even think about making money, a couple of things need to happen. First of all, your site needs to be found by Google. This is called indexing and can take anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. You will get an email when it happens.

Plus, now you have built your website, you need to add lots of content to it. You actually have to apply to join affiliate programs such as Amazon, and they will inspect your website before they approve you.
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Brianna, there are many tutorials, blogs and Q&A's in the search bar at the top. For affiliate links you can also check out this training here :-)
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Congrats on setting up your website!
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Hi WA members this is a awesome website to be part of with the advance platform taking us step by step to build our own online business thru the portal of affiliated stores platform to market and earn commissions. This is also possible thru WA platform which links to affiliated stores and I’m so glad to be part of this.
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I also like the fact that there is a lot of help from many members here which sometimes this world of greed and corruption needs to be reminded that there is help and good people out there!!!
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RosyLight Premium
I have a question. I signed up for SFM and found your posts online about their organization and I would prefer to work with you. But I am not ready as I am still giving them a 30-day trial. I am 90% sure yours is the organization I would like to work with. But I have not had a chance to dive into your material at all yet. What is my next step with you all so that I can train with you. I think it was a 19.95 fee?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can stay as a starter member and work on your 2 free websites for up to 6 months, but you only have access to the first 10 lessons.

When you are ready to upgrade, the first month is $19, followed by automatic recurring monthly payments of $49.

Do be aware that once you have upgraded to premium, if you then cancel, you can't go back to being a free starter member again, and lose all access to this platform.
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Matteo7 Premium
How do you know if your niche is too broad? Can you do one website like sportsequipment.whatever and then narrow down with categories like baseball, basketball, and football - then narrow down more for each category? Or should you make one website that is about baseball cleats and another about football helmets, etc.

Basically can you be successful having an umbrella site with a bunch of smaller niches instead of creating a bunch of individual websites?
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EjmMissouri Premium
Focus - One sport, not all of them. You will find that doing one web site on sports equipment for one sport will be will be the best way to go.
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Matteo7 Premium
Thank You. Follow up question...
The lesson says you don't need to be an expert, but can become an expert on a certain niche. How does this process look? Let's use football equipment as an example.
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EjmMissouri Premium
Make Google your text book. - Read blogs, read product reviews, Study like your are studying for a final exam. - There is no shortcut.
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DHolman1 Premium
I Agree.
Broad Searches Are Less Effective
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This isn't a question it is a statement; I have watched 10000000 videos, read numerous books and 90% of each have been "fluff" with the final being "please pay and get the real stuff". Then I found you; I hope you realize how important you are to many, it's not hours of listening and reading for nothing; you really want to help. All I can say is "God bless you"; you have reinstalled my belief in honest people who give without wanting out-priced information, people who really have a lovely soul.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I know exactly how you feel
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Kyle Premium
We do things differently here at WA, and we actually put PEOPLE before money. That is why we are the most trusted and respected platform in the industry.

I really do look forward to working with you! :)
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I totally agree! Hope we can put their link on our new websites!
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SuperMom87 Premium
I agree
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KazeK Premium
Yeah! i'm pretty new here and I've been through a similar process (maybe not quite as much as you, i suck at finishing books) but if there is a good book to recommend, ill gladly take a recommendation! Good luck with your Online Business as to all of you! Much love to the community :)
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IASiddiq Premium
Hello WA Community. I've been away for a while because of day job issues and some health matters. Anyhow, I have kept up my WA membership, and just renewed for 6 months.

My concern is this, and I invite any insights or suggestions:

I really want to get into affiliate marketing, and I have not found any learning or support platform better than WA.

I already have several potentially beneficial affiliate programs that I wish to promote, all of which are product-based and I think offer value.

I realize I need more training to be able to maximize any potential with the affiliate marketing that I have. I started with the WA Boot Camp because I couldn't actually define a specific niche.

I have just returned to the OEC training because I feel that I should learn all I can about online marketing and affiliate marketing so I can in fact maximize the potential of my existing affiliate programs. I can also continue with my WA affiliate marketing also.

Any feedback or suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks . . .

Ibrahim
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KazeK Premium
Hi, I am unable to give advice, however i can give you a warm welcome back, i am pretty new here, pretty much like a newborn i guess, but hoping to send out positive vibes as the rest have been doing for me too, its a great big help! I hope more experienced WA members will be able to help you more out on your journey :)

Callum
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Just getting started here, so this is probably a dumb question. I've heard various things and was hoping to gain more insight. Particularly, is it true that affiliate marketing is something more suitable to get into AFTER you've established a blog, have been regularly producing content it, and have gained some followers?

I wasn't sure if I should go for Premium, if I end up struggling for a long time just learning to build a blog, creating enough content, and getting followers. Or is this blogging aspect what the training on WA will be helping with?

I guess my question is, while WA provides affiliate marketing training, am I correct to assume that this means it will teach blogging and that blogging is a given/obvious part of affiliate marketing?
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siamjerry Premium
You are absolutely right, blogging is the most important part of any website. Before being able to do any business on the internet, you will need to attract an audience. The way to do that, teaches WA, is through Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This will consist of many things, but blogging is at the foremost part of it.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi there

Good question - it is a bit of a catch 22, I would recommend going Premium for the training which will help you to increase your following - and so many more things than that.
This business does take time though, so be prepared to get into it for the long game, I see my Premium payment as my investment in my online business.
Here is a blog that may help you too:
Blessings
Louise
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Andrew & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

You've asked some good questions and all questions are good ones!

It's best to continue onward with the awesome WA training with Kyle through to full fruition in building a successful on-line biz. If that is your goal, then you may wish to consider going Premium.... and here's a post by Kyle, WA Co-Owner for your information in further detail ... all the best to you for every success, cheerio .. :)
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Shannonkamal Premium
Blogging is pieces of content that you provide for your followers to read so they can be informed about the subject of your choice (niche)

It’s just a conversation you will have to gain authority. Why would people follow you? Because you have information that they are seeking.

WA doesn’t teach you how to blog because you will have to talk to your own audience. There is no clear cut way to do that

However you will be taught how to present the information to your audience and how to construct your site to make it more appealing to visitors.

Best of luck
Shannon Kamal
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I do blogging do you have any suggestion for my blog that would help me to increase the traffic?
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I agree..
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Thank you for the insight!
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Appreciate the advice!
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Thanks for your advice, all the best to you as well
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Thanks for taking the time to explain =)
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keishalina9 Premium
*** you're most welcome, Andrew -- enjoy the journey! ***
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janetng Premium
I actually want to create a website to put everything in related to yoga together under one roof. To help people to be able to find everything in related to yoga on one website only. Is this a good idea? Or too many things on one website? Pls advise. Thanks!
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adreyna Premium
Are you talking about yoga workout clothing, equipment, or the various exercises for certain age groups; the best exercises for certain conditions, etc. Since the yoga category is so broad, you probably want to make some distinctions. Try asking yourself what it is you really want to help people with. Maybe that will help you narrow your niche a little more.
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janetng Premium
Thanks for ur advise adreyna.
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adreyna Premium
My pleasure!
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jbtomaselli Premium
Here is a camera shot of the Error page I'm getting...(attached)
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DaisyK78 Premium
The training advises you to make your niche narrow but I chose not to and I have read some successful blogs about having a wide niche. I guess it will depend on long term website goals you have which sound to me like its all about Yoga for you, which is fantastic.
I say go for it.
While you are doing your training only focus on one part of the Yoga niche as suggested by adreyna.
Eventually, your site will grow and be all about Yoga or you can have multiple sites for each niche in Yoga
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webcash2us Premium
Hey Joseph,
Sign into your email using the link I provide below. Use the same email address and password that you normally use but sign into the email from the link below. This is from site support so it is safe to do so, I hope that helps you out. https://webmail.siterubix.com
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janetng Premium
Ok thanks for ur advise. Maybe I will do one website with everything about yoga first and see how it go. After that then I try another website which is narrow down and see how it go too..:-)
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DaisyK78 Premium
I wish you all the best.
I will follow you to see how you get on
Daisy
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janetng Premium
Thank you!..:-)
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skyflyte Premium
I would think it depends on how you organise the web pages. The look is important, properly indexed categories, make it as wide as you have information for. It is always possible to start and add-on later. Good luck!
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janetng Premium
Hi! Thanks for your advise. Yes I think it is a challenge how to organise the website in a way that is easy for people to look for what they are looking for and it doesn't look too messy...:-)
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janetng Premium
I'm learning to build a website now and is almost complete. I'm still at the starter. I want to change my domin name. Is there way I can change it without re-do my website?

Another question is if I upgrade to Premium then change my domin name, do I need to re-do my website too again? Pls advise. Thank U!
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DaisyK78 Premium
Hi
Sorry, you can't change your domain name.
You have to purchase another and start again no matter if you are premium or not.
I did this early on.
You then copy and paste from the old site to new.
Premium will give you access to more training and other fantastic opportunities.
I suggest changing now before you get too far ahead.
All the best
Daisy
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janetng Premium
Thanks for ur advise Daisy
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Hi, I just finished lesson 3 of the training about NIche. I need to ask something. I really would like to write to Spanish people specialty Puerto Rico NOw more than ever than we are in our worts Economic situation due to gob..... But I believe if Puerto Rican now more about these opportunities ( online business, could be great for them. It's really hard work to educate them about it . As they really have no trust in online business. my question is... Do you think it's a good idea to educate and try to make that my niche?
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DaisyK78 Premium
Anything you are passionate about will be a great niche.
Helping Spanish people make money online sounds like a great idea.
So your niche would be Making Money Online
What you write in your website content can then be directed to the people you want to share with
Daisy
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Thank you so much Daisy! Your words means a lot to me!!!
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Hi Guys I was thinking for my Niche ide like to promote help with things like anxiety and stress through mindfulness as ive suffered with anxiety issues myself and have also practiced it and found it very helpful ide like to promte something that will truely help people with these problems do you think this can be a good niche?
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Palatia Premium
Yes. Anxiety and stress are pretty common these days.
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Shannonkamal Premium
Welcome to WA glad to have you aboard!

Anything can be a niche as long as you can talk to an audience you are good to go

The fact that you wanna help will do well for your business as you won’t be focused on the dollar

You will be more genuine, especially with you being a warrior.

I say go for it! Narrow it down and make it happen!

Wishing you the best and giving you a follow

Shannon kamal
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thanks :) yes i wanna be genuine and wanna help people too
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Shannonkamal Premium
Then you will ROCK as an affiliate! Go forth and build your brand...

I’m here if you need me
Shannon kamal
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Awsome thanks :)
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Shannonkamal Premium
Always
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DaisyK78 Premium
Great Niche
Mindfulness is also becoming very popular.
Here in New Zealand, they are introducing it into schools!
Daisy
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skyflyte Premium
In today's world, lot's of people require something, anything to help them see light at the end of the tunnel.
Go for it!
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thanks for the uber positive comment :)
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Joelande Premium
Hi! I am in my Get rolling place and I check the premium it look Very Good but I would like to wait a few more day before to get the premium. I try to continue my get Rolling but it seems to stay stuck at 1 on 10 Is there other thing that I can do or that is it with the free subscription. I watch the video and a few messages but I do not see how to complete the lesson 1 Getting Rolling from 1 to 10. Thank You! Yolande L.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - have you checked off the three tasks you are asked to do? If so, you should be able go click the blue button marked next lesson, to get to lesson 2.
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jbtomaselli Premium
You all are very helpful...thank you!!

After completing Level 1 training,...the content of my 'About Joe' post is on my 'Privacy Policy' page (as well as on my About Joe post and Home page). Can anyone provide any insight on how to get the 'Privacy Policy' content on the 'Privacy Policy' page?
I received a suggestion re: to check if page was published as a draft but I do not see any evidence of that. Thank you....

Please advise...
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Joseph,
Though this might be of help to you, this coming Friday the live training by Jay is going to be about creating a convincing About Me page which you can register to watch here...> It sounds like your About Joe is a post and not a page, if you have nothing on your home page than chances are the most recent post content will show up on your home page.

Chances are your static settings are not set and that is by default, because when you set your home page to static it will only show the page you want and not the latest post.

You can delete any page or post and redo any of the pages or posts you want. You can also go back into site content writer and find the last saved revision and re-post that as a page instead of a post. When you do that you need to go back after and delete the original page or post that you don't want as you do not want duplicate content on your site.

You can use the templets provided in site content writer and do another privacy policy at any time you want. When you want to delete a page or post sign into your site and on the left select pages or posts depending and find the page or post you intend to delete. Hover your mouse over the title and you will see edit and delete appear, select which you want and you're ready to delete.

Hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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jbtomaselli Premium
Thank you very much!
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webcash2us Premium
Anytime.
I followed you as well, have a great day.
I wish you all the best.
John
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jbtomaselli Premium
Great!...thank you!
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I set up my site (haven't done anything with it yet, literally just set it up) and when I went to check on it, I received this error:

"Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead. Firefox detected a potential security threat Websites provide their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for (website - chat wont allow me to put web address). The certificate is only valid for the following names: (siterubix website - chat wont let me put address)."

Does anyone know how to make that error go away?
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Dale123 Premium
Yeah you just need to activate SSL. To do this, click "Websites" form the menu on the left-hand side, go to Site Manager, click "Details" next to your website & then from the options click "Enable SSL".
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to activate your SSL Certificate.
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Thank you Dale and Diane for the quick reply!
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Spencer26 Premium
I get a similar error message and my SSL is activated.
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affilicoach Premium
hi Justin,

If you're still experiencing the issue with the certificate, then go to the SSL screen and toggle the option off and then back on. That should solve the issue.
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Spencer26 Premium
Sorry everyone, but I do have another quick question. On my website, which is only a week old with a couple posts, the whole posts (about me, and another, and privacy policy) is showing up in full on my first page. I notice on a lot of websites there is a short summary of each one and you can click read more to see the whole article. How do you accomplish that. Truncating each article?
Thanks,
Spence
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Dale123 Premium
That's called an excerpt - some themes by default show the full content instead (which sounds like what might be happening). To override this if you're dead set on the theme you can use what's called a more tag, and you can find details on that here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/excerpt/
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Spencer26 Premium
Thanks Dale!
Spence
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Spencer26 Premium
So also sounds like you are saying some website themes automatically make them excerpts. I am not set on my theme, willing to change it, but I'm just afraid I will lose everything I did if I change themes.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi spencer
It's always best to do a site backup before making any theme changes (in fact, it's best to back up regularly anyway).
I changed themes and discovered the hard way that my site was no longer connected to Google analytics so it looked like my traffic came to a grinding halt, was very distressing. So just check you are still connected after you've changed your theme, if you choose to do that of course.
Blessings
Louise
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RitaAnn Premium
Hi there Spencer26, good question.

* Website Dashboard
* Settings
* Reading
* Latest Posts
* How many?
* Summary
* Save

That should bring about your desired affect.

RitaAnn~
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RitaAnn Premium
Also you don't have to worry so much about loosing your information when you back the site up.
You can also check the themes and if you don't like what it looks like try another.
RitaAnn~
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Spencer26 Premium
Awesome, thank you!
Spence
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Spencer26 Premium
Great, thank you so much.
Spence
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Bre03 Premium
Thank you
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MaggieR1 Premium
Hi Dale
How do I share a link? just like you did on your comment.
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Spencer26 Premium
I did exactly what you listed above. Still showing full articles on the webpage. I think I'll just try a different theme. Can I ask the best way to back up the site?
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Spencer26 Premium
Thank you. I'm not even sure if this site is connected! lol
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musiclady78 Premium
Can someone point me to the text the privacy policy? I am using the wordpress app with my site, which has been created on siteground. I need the text of the privacy policy can I can create a page using it. Is a gmail address ok as an email address?
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AndySmith12 Premium
Hi. The text for the privacy policy can be found if you go to site content, as explained in the training. You should find the template in there. You could use a Gmail address so I would recommend creating a domain specific one for your site. If you go through the training step-by-step it will explain how to do that. You can always set up a forward so that the emails go to a Gmail Account, though it’s probably best not to be putting your personal email on your website so you don’t get lots of messages that you don’t want! All the best
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musiclady78 Premium
Thank you. just to clarify but the gmail. I have created a gmail for my domain musicianonthenet@gmail.com I already have the domain etc set up through siteground [have for a few years] but am monetizing the site etc. This training is fantastic!
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Sarajustine Premium
So I picked a theme that I really liked the look of and when I open my page it doesnt look the same. Why? I realize some things will be different because I have to add things but like I wanted a picture up top with a wavy bottom and when I open my page, the picture is straight across the bottom. why?
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merlynmac Premium
Most of the time, when you see a theme demo, it's been dressed up to show what you can accomplish with the theme. Sadly, it usually doesn't look that way upon installation.

Depending on the theme, you might be able to download the demo content. You can then customize and swap out various aspects with your own design/content.
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LynchieDones Premium
Hi. I actually have a few ideas for my niche and honestly having a hard time deciding which would be my first. Here are my thoughts:
1. weight loss/protein shakes - this one help me get back on track with my weight
2. fitness - barre/yoga mats, accessories and outfits
3. make up - every girl must have one..

I was also thinking maybe the best route to ramp off would be the money/affiliate marketing nice.

Thanks for your insight!

Regards,
Lynchie
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i know my daughter watched so many makeup videos, and now she is going to school for it . I think you will do very well with this one.
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jbtomaselli Premium
After completing Level 1 Lesson 9, I noticed the content of my 'About Joe' page is present on my Home, About Joe, and Privacy Policy pages when selecting those pages from Top Navigation tabs. I've verified the content of my Privacy Policy page is correct when viewed from the editor. Please advise,...any help is appreciated

Joe
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YumaBloggers Premium
Sounds like one of 2 things has happened, you either published the Page in draft mode or have to add it manually to your menu, using the appearance/ menus section.
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jbtomaselli Premium
Thanks for your reply. I've already added the 'About Joe' (published as a Post) and 'Privacy Policy' (published as a Page) to my menu via the Appearance/Menu section; however, the content of both are text from the 'About Joe' post. How do I know if I published the 'Privacy Policy' page as a draft...where do I look for the indication?

Thanks,
Joe
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YumaBloggers Premium
OOn the edit page it should say saved as a draft on the top left corner beside publish. Once published you may have to manually add it to your menu. May I ask why you chose a post instead of a page for your important about me page? Always interesting to hear new ideas.
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jbtomaselli Premium
Thank you!...I'll go in and check that now. I chose Post instead of Page for About Joe because that was the guidance given on the Training Video by Kyle

I went to the Edit page for both the Post and Page and I do not see any indication of a 'Draft' status...hmmmm.
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ABMDewfall Premium
If i make my website on a free domain does that mean that it won't be mine and it'll be party of wealthy affiliate, will they get some of my commission... Or will i get any at all? Do i need to build on my own domain for my website to be "real" and "my own" as such?

Many thanks,
Amelia Dewfall.
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feigner Premium
Hi Amelia, welcome to WA.
you are correct that building your site on the free domain means that you don't own it and cannot transfer it.
but wa do not get any of your commissions - they are all yours.
if you decide to purchace a domain then you can easily transfer all of your work onto your new domain and this can then be transferred to a new hosting in the event that you decide to leave.
but start out on a free site until you decide that the niche you have chosen is the right one for you and research your domain name - don't rush into it.
good luck on your online journey
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your website built on a free domain will be "real" and live on the internet. Any commission you earn, you keep in full.

However, it will be a subdomain, which means that it is not your property, and cannot be taken away from Wealthy Affiliate and hosted elsewhere.

Plus, you can only work on it for 6 months, unless you upgrade to premium.
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Hello, I am new to WA and would like to ask if I go through all the training and create websites with affiliate offers, am I correct in the assumption that as I will be paying for WordPress and the domain name I will own these independently or will the sites be affiliated with WA?
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Joy3 Premium
You own any domain which you purchase, whether you are in WA or even if you leave WA
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feigner Premium
Hi Lisa, welcome to WA.
if you go premium and purchase domains and host them here then you own them ( for the time you pay for the yearly subscription)
you don't pay for wordpress - it is a free content management system loaded onto your domain.
if you decide to leave WA you can transfer your domains and all of the content to another hosting company easily.
you can think of wa as hosting with free training or training with free hosting..oh...and a keyword tool thrown in for free.
the community help is almost worth the monthly ( or yearly fee)
wa does not add anything to your site, so any affiliate fees are all yours, nothing is kept by wa.
good luck
phil
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Joy3, Thank you for the reply.
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Phil,

Thank you for the comprehensive reply. The information you provided is very helpful and I understand now.

Warm Regards,
Lisa
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nathaniell Premium
WordPress is free - so you don't need to pay for that. However, to answer your other questions, you own all the content so your websites will not be "affiliated" with Wealthy Affiliate. You own them!
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I wonder f anyone can help me I want to speak to someone who can help me build an Online lead generation business for Local Businesses, I know that there are people and companies that offer this service and training to sell this service and it would fit very well with my business, do you know anyone that can help me?
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RitaAnn Premium
Hi Steve211066, this website and training will be able to help you move in that direction.
The training you'll find here at WA is going to give you the opportunity to use the training in a variety of ways. The basic foundation of what you need is here in these lessons.

Looking forward to seeing you around,

RitaAnn~
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janetng Premium
Hi. I'm trying to choose a website template. My question is if say I choose one of the website template as a Starter membership. Later down the road I upgrade to Premium Membership, can I change the website template? If yes, do I have to re-do everything which I have done on the old template? Another question is if I have upgrade to Premium membership and choose one of the website template and later down the road I cannot afford to pay the Premium membership for one of the month, what will happen to my website? Please advise. Thanks.
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SirTristan Premium
I'll answer the first part. As Premium you have access to hundreds (thousands maybe?) of templates. Wordpress makes it easy to try different templates. You can preview them without even publishing.

I strongly encourage you to try a bunch. I think I tried about 10 before I found one I was happy with.

You have to look in detail at each one. For example, one looked great but didn't display bullets properly (bulleted list).

You might try a template for a month and discover you're not happy. It's no problem with using the free ones.