We would like to congratulate you on your progress thus far and your progression towards success online! Your foundation has been built and you are ready to take your niche website and business to the next level.

First though, let's look at some things that you have already accomplished in the first 9 lessons in Level 1 of 5 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.

You have already accomplished A LOT...

In just your first 9 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:

  • Set-up your account profile here at Wealthy Affiliate
  • Interacted with others fellow marketers and aspiring marketers via live chat
  • Understood the process of earning money online
  • Set your idealistic short and long term "make money" goals
  • Chosen your niche from scratch
  • Named and built your very OWN website using SiteRubix
  • Set-up the website that is geared for long-term success
  • Activated your website plugins
  • Understand how to set-up plugins that maximize website efficiency
  • Optimized your website for search engines (Google, Yahoo, & Bing)
  • Created your very first page of content on your website
  • Have created many relationships with others here at WA
  • Have gotten timely help when you needed it
  • Understood the process of keyword research
  • Found a bunch of awesome, low compettion keywords
  • Learn how to properly set-up your website navigation
  • Learned a bunch of powerful stuff that is going to help lead you to SUCCESS

In other words, YOU have accomplished a lot in just a short period of time, imagine what you can accomplishing in the next 30 days, the next 60 days...IMAGINE THE NEXT YEAR!

Brilliant things CAN and WILL happen, you just have to want it and be willing to work towards your goals. We want to be there for you and help you through the process.

The process towards your own personal success has already started and you are well on your way to creating a business online.

We also hope you have made a few personal revelations here within the community...

(1) People just like YOU are succeeding here every day!
(2) You have endless access to "expert" help here within the community.
(3) Wealthy Affiliate grows, improves and evolves every day (for your benefit).
(4) We truly care about YOU and your personal success.

Today I want to let you know about the different membership options here at Wealthy Affiliate. I just want to let you know what is included in the Premium membership and how you can seriously benefit from being a premium member here at WA.

You have had 9 lessons to judge the quality of WA so there is no point in me selling you on the training aspect, rather I am going to state what is included in Premium.

If you are interested in Premium, awesome! We look forward to working with you for months, perhaps years to come. If not, then that is fine as well (no hard feelings). :)

There are 4 more "amazing" levels of training to the Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) Course you will get instant access to if you upgrade to premium, along side over 300 hours of live classes and 1,000's of independent training modules. Your exciting education and journey is just getting started!

Your Next Course Is Ready! - The Ultimate Traffic Training! (Level 2)

In Level 2 (Premium members only) of your Online Entrepreneur Certification you are going to be learning some amazing stuff where the main focus of Level 2 training is "traffic". Here are just some of the topics that are going to be covered in this next 10 Lesson course.

  • Getting your own, highly brandable domain
  • Carving out a long term "vision" in the early stages of your business
  • Creating keyword rich content that rankings in Google.
  • How to get unlimited hoards of traffic!
  • Getting indexed in Google in less than 15 minutes
  • Where to find an "endless" source of low competition keywords
  • Understanding the Low Hanging Fruit method
  • Building out your content base in the most effective way
  • How to get your website seen and indexed quicker and with minimal work
  • Making Google love you, the quickest path to Authority
  • The ONLY sites you need to know about for keyword research.
  • Scaling your website with the most efficiency as possible

And this is just Level 2 of the training. By Level 3 alone we are going to be digging deep into the "make money" side of your business and uncovering 100's of Millions of products you can integrate into your website. You will have the potential to grow your business to any level of success you want online.

If you are already a Premium member, you can simply check off the tasks in this lesson and then head over to Level 2 of the training. The "Get Started Here" button will automatically update when you have checked off these tasks.

If you are not already Premium, you can upgrade your membership to Premium here.

What is included in a PREMIUM Membership at Wealthy Affiliate?

Honestly, if your website was the bread, the Premium membership is going to be the peanut butter and jelly for your business! ;)

For less than $1 per day you can become a premium member! You can get access to all of the training here, access to the entire SiteRubix Suite, access to weekly live classes, unlimited access to the keyword research platform, the ability to rub shoulders with some of the most established marketing experts in the industry, and unlimited support & mentoring.

Not just that, having Premium will increase your chances of success by over 500%. It's proven.

This seems like a no-brainer considering a single course in college could easily run you $1,500. You could get a 5 year Premium membership at WA for this price and 100x more value!

There isn't a more comprehensive, technically advanced, cost efficient, and caring affiliate/internet marketing anywhere in the world. That is something that we proudly stand behind.

You are also going to instantly unlock Level 2, The Ultimate Traffic Training course as soon as you go premium. :)

OPTION 1: Join Premium and Unlock Level 2, The Ultimate Traffic Training!

OPTION 2: If You Are Already a Premium Member, Go to Level 2 Now!

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2. Continue on to Level 2 Training

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cmallinson Premium
After viewing the Setting up your Niche Website video, I went to the back office Dashboard to continue work.

However, there was more there than the video showed.

The top line on the Dashboard said to upgrade to WordPress 5-5-1. But before upgrading, there is an instruction to do a backup of the website information. Is the backup something WA does for us continually/automatically, or does the website owner have to do a backup before actually doing the upgrade?

If you go to the WordPress instruction link that is on the Dashboard on how to back things up, you see a quagmire of impossible to follow information. Am I missing or misreading something?

What should I do? Thanks in advance to anyone who can some guidance.
JosephRebisz Premium
Site Support automatically backs up every 24 hours, not to worry.
Kyle Premium
Yeah, back-ups are handled automatically. That is just language that Wordpress uses for, and many hosting companies don't provide back-ups or stable hosting, so that is a requirement.

Here at WA you have regular snapshots taken of your website, so if something were to happen you could always contact SiteSupport and they could get you back up and running.
cmallinson Premium
Thanks Kyle. I had to leave for a few hours. When I returned, it was nice to see such a quick response to my question. You and WA are top drawer
cmallinson Premium
Thanks Joseph. It's nice to have guys like you in the WA community.
JosephRebisz Premium
Awww shucks. Thank you though. Anytime I can help, let me know :)
AndyTiller Premium
Hi, just a couple of questions on the plugins. When i activated the All In One SEO Pack, it says Upgrade to Pro. Do i need to do this, as this is an extra cost?
Also, the theme i've chosen recommends the following plugins: One Click Demo Import, TP Education, WP Google Maps and WooCommerce. Should i install these as well?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, you don't need to upgrade the All In One SEO, the free version is fine. As for the others, you don't need to install them at this stage. You should avoid having unnecessary plugins as it slows down your site.
AndyTiller Premium
Thanks for clearing that up Diane, and the speedy response!
amjadjudeh Premium
Hi Andy,

Forget about the pro plan of the SEO plugin, we all use the free plan as it is more than enough.
Almost all free plugins and themes offer paid plans that has extra features, but you don't really need any of them for an affiliate site.

I use many plugins and I have never used the paid plan for any of theme.

And for the theme, you don't need any of these recommended plugins.
I think the theme you have chosen was mainly designed for selling courses or products by creating an online store on WordPress, and that's why they recommend WooCommerce and TP Education, which is something you don't need for affiliate marketing.

Regarding plugins in general, the training will tell you whenever you need to install a plugin, don't install anything extra as there are ten's of thousands of plugins for different features, and many plugins might cause slowness in the website and security issues.

For the themes, there's a free theme called GeneratePress that you can install, it is the same one I'm using for the most of my sites, including the one you visited before joining WA.
It is a decent and cleaned theme, and although they have a paid plan also, but the free plan I'm using is really great and better than most of the free themes out there, and it gets updated regularly for no cost on you.

Even Kyle and Jay (The Live Webinars coach) are using this theme on their sites.

Don't stress over the look of the site, as for now no one will be really finding it on Google, and anyway, the GeneratePress theme can be customized later as for the main appearance.

In general, the cleaner the theme looks the better it is for readership and conversions (commissions).

I hope that helps. Please, let me know if you have more questions!
johnwcs1313 Premium
its say two free web sites but now at lesson 10 it say to buy the member shit to do the rest of the web site right so there is not no free web site i was going to do the two free ones then buy the member shit and do 10 more web sites so i hasve 12 in all but you could only do 10 because there is not free site are there is it at all
That seems fair to be totally honest because they are going to help you make money in return
jbguitar Premium
Are you in a country that doesn't allow the 2 free siterubix sites?

A lot of people here started on those free sites, got experience, and were able to eventually upgrade.

You get a lot for free that no other site in the world would give you. You can stay as a free member as long as you want. This is a great way to get your writing skills and creative juices working.

That being said-Wealthy Affiliate is a business. They aren't going to be giving you Premium dot com sites for nothing, free hosting of them, or the higher level training. They would go under really fast doing that.

I wish the best for you
feigner Premium
the structure of the platform changed this year and the training has not kept up - it is supposed to be updated later this year...
so starter members get one free site and premium member now have 10 sites total
one site is enough for you to make money - but it is picking the right niche
as a starter you do have one free siterubix site and access to both level ones and two classrooms under the training along with a lot of the training the members have created....
so have a look at the structure of the course and type it into the search bar - you may find members have created training about it .....
good luck
jbguitar Premium
I didn't realize they changed the two free sites to one free one so sorry for the mistake. One thing to do here is to focus on a well-defined niche and put all of your focus into one site.
That's totally fine and yes I'm still just going through the lessons and the great thing is that I can stop and come back later to continue learning and going through the lessons, that's something I've not seen on anything else
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as the others have said, you only get one free website, the rules changed in March. And as a premium member, the maximum is now 10.

According to your profile, you have already built your free website, so I am not sure what you are saying. You now need to write lots of articles for it on your chosen niche subject, and when you have enough content you can apply to join affiliate programs and promote products to earn a commission.

Do be aware that this is not a get rich quick scheme and requires months of consistent work before you make any money.
TabathaT1 Premium
This is true I bought mine as soon as I could and if you made it that far in you should be able to come off with a few bucks my friend. I know it seems like I'm speaking harshly however it's the getting the gandor.
TabathaT1 Premium
Getting of the gandor. Goodness having writting issues today.
JohnDenekar Premium
You should have been to build a site at the end of lesson 4
Kyle Premium
Yes, it was changed back to one in May. I have new training coming to reflect that, but we have an entirely new UX coming in the week ahead so that is why it is delayed here.
jayivey0218 Premium
another question.. I use hostgator for hosting, if i transfer my domain to WA does that mean WA is now my new hosting and if so should i just cancel host gator ? also will all my current plugins still be there if i transfer my domain to WA ? i know it's a lot of questions but thanks
AbieAJ Premium
You need to be a premium for you to do that.

You can either transfer your domain or point your servers to WA.

The latter of which you renew domain fees at Hostgator.

If you site has content and want to transfer it to WA, you need get in touch with site support for further instructions, again you have to be a premium to utilize this service.
jayivey0218 Premium
i understand, i'll be upgrading to premium soon.. thank you
AbieAJ Premium
You are very welcome. Ask away, not a problem. No hurry take time do your due diligence.
onlinegeek Premium

1. You can cancel your Hostgator recurring 'hosting' payments after pointing your domain to WA servers.
2. Transfering your domain to WA can be done after the mandatory waiting period has elapsed, it used to be 1 year.
3. Use a backup plugin like Updrafts or other WP site transfer plugins so that you can restore your site including plugins inside WA hosting.

All the best.
jayivey0218 Premium
thank you
Matthew007 Premium
Well, I guess I have comments and questions so please bear with me. Deciding on a niche is difficult for me because the things and interests I used to have no longer apply because I am now disabled and my interests and hobbies I am no longer able to do. If however I find a niche or more, can I have more than one product in one niche website? What I mean by that is in thee finding a niche video, the example of a niche was make up brushes. That seems so narrow. Should or could a person choose a slightly larger niche and offer more than one product like make-up brushes and lets say make-up remover? My second question is about becoming a WA marketer. I assume that there are a lot of people promoting it. Isn't there too much competition? If I choose to promote other money making programs, how would that happen? Would I have a website reviewing at home money making programs? How would I do that with out trying them out? It would costs thousands of dollars.I apologize that my post is so long. Wish me luck.
keishalina Premium
hey hi Matthew & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

As it's been said, a long journey starts with the first step forward!

All starters have seven days to test run this platform for their suitability and liking ....

Just know that you have landed on a learning platform to learn and to build your new on line business to fruition, working step by step at your very own pace.

With your free starter, the first 10 Lessons, Level 1, Online Entrepreneur Certification is already included and by after completing Lesson 4, you will have built your initial website.

Suggest you might want to get rolling on the step by step training to get your queries answered along the way ... All the very best to you for every Success ... :)
Matthew007 Premium
Thank you
AbieAJ Premium
In the fist instance, I' like to suggest that you

Follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle As you go along the coursework, ask as many questions as you like to get clarifications, mark your question as community and someone will always be here to answer your inquiries.

A niche is something you are passionate about and would write 100 articles or so about it, could be a hobby, an interest perhaps. To put it in perspective, would you be writing about it in five years time.

Via Kyle:
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:
I want to help people that ______________.
Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :) You can do a google search

Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location

and see what results you get

You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.


For your choice of keywords, always do an incognito search on Google before settling on a keyword, to see who appears in the top 3 positions.

You can search Affiliate Programs via left sidebar
lianadavis Premium
Hi Matthew! I'm new to this process, too and just went on in with the simplest form of my niche. You actually have the right idea and will see that in the beginning training.

I think some good advice would be to take a look around. Search WA profiles, posts/blogs, etc. as there is a wealth (no pun intended!) of information on little things that all add up. Like Keisha said, start by putting one foot in front of the other.

Anyone here will not lie to you-it is a DEFINITE process...but well worth it once you start the training sessions and just jump on in and build your first website. Take it from me-it's not as complex as it seems once you get the steps in the right direction :)

GOOD LUCK, don't give up and keep an open mind. I know you will have it all figured out once you get started up

Much success and the best of luck to you in your WA journey!!

keishalina Premium
*** you're most welcome ... enjoy the amazing WA journey to Success! ... ***
lianadavis Premium
Matthew that reply was for you. Keisha-I meant to reply to Mattew! Thanks guys

Matthew007 Premium
Thanks for your input.
Hi Matthew007,
Anytime we try something new there is always a learning curve. I'm not sure what has changed in your life but you should still be able to choose a niche your interested in for your website. You may just need to modify how you provide the content.

Something I have to remind myself of often is that life is a marathon not a sprint. Celebrate all wins, no matter what.

Matthew007 Premium
That is a lot of information and a lot to go through it. I will do my best to find my niche.
Matthew007 Premium
Thank you for that. I appreciate it.
AbieAJ Premium
Any further help you require, I am here or simply ask the community. Welcome to WA Mathew.
lapr007 Premium
The first advice: FORGET what you can't do. Second: FORGET that you're DISABLE (I am "disable" (quoted). I have a condition that have kept me unemployed for more than 20 yrs. with no disable assistant from SSA!).And third: you HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN your interests and hobbies: your PASSIONS!

First register as a Premium Member of WA. Just $19 the first month, then $49 mo. With Premium, you'll have access to a lot of benefits, including the full Training, and lots of more things. See them here:

Special Offer - Wealthy Affiliate

Also, you'll have the option to sidn annually, saving $$$, and other features, than paying monthly

Pay your first month (or the whole year!). Take the Trainings (either your-pace or fast-track). You'll learn a lot and all the members will bring you help on Q&A. GO FOR IT! It's up to YOU!

Luis Alicea
Caguas, PR