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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1. Upgrade to a Premium Member and access Stage 2 of Online Entrepreneur Certification (all 6 levels are included with a premium membership). If you are already a premium member then you can check this task!
2. Continue on to Level 2 Training

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Raghunathan Premium
So, I really passionate about photography and am still a novice but pretty good at few of the basics, then I love my kitchen knives and all things kitchen related, even though I dont own them, I love seeing innovation, quality, etc and movies and philosophy and life skills. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I could spend and do spend hours on these areas...Are these really niches? Something people would really want to know more about?
bleumoon Premium
Yes..just figure out what you are more passionate about and then go for it.
TheCatherine Premium
My advice would be follow the money. Following your passion alone does not necessarily mean that there is profit in it. Photography is a great niche but a lot of people want to feel photographic equipment before they buy it. So a site recommending useful equipment might not generate sales of lens or cameras but you mat sell camera cases. How many people buy camera cases. Personal development is not a niche but concentrate on one aspect such as memory development There are a lot of high end products there to make money from
Raghunathan Premium
Thanks Catherine, I absolutely agree with you. And following passion in a lot of cases doesn't make money, that's why I want advise on niches. Ends up as hobbies or a diversion in a lot of cases.
But doesn't one need to experience the product or service before recommending them, for being authentic? Or at least believe in it? That's my conflict.
Hi, great advice @TheCatherine. Thank you
brendalewis Premium
Bit confused and frustrated at the moment.
Task 1: Creating your "About Me" POST
is this a typo? A couple of lines down it talks about creating a "page" and talks about pages from then on until it gets to actually publishing and it says "choose post not page"
saying the reason is because all posts allow for comments.
I did as instructed and mine is a post but i just read some other people's comments saying it should be a page.
So what difference does it make? The page I loaded for my privacy policy as a page (as instructed) does allow for comments.

So i can't see how it matters which one you use when they both allow for comments?
Which is it, page or post?

Also, sometimes when i am following the instructions the screen comes up and doesn't look the same as on the instructions. Could this be because I have gone premium?

Also, trying to make some changes to my "about me" and when push edit, make the changes and push update and then look at the site the changes haven't happened. Any ideas?

Another thing - at one point I read on screen that my website only allowed for one type of menu (when i was trying to add another one). That's useless - can you change the website template ?

Considering throwing in the towel and paying my niece to build my a website but i wanted to stay with WA because of all the benefits and training and plus i've now paid for premium.

SWhitley Premium
Hi Brenda, Not one of the pro's here and sometimes I cause more confusion but let me see if I can help. "About Me" can be either but is usually a Page. I think it was a typo saying choose post. The Page will be in your Menu, where posts are in the blog roll.
That should muddy the water nicely, LOL.

The screen looks different perhaps because of updates to the original sites being referenced. Usually the same links, buttons, instructions are just in a different format but the basic info is still valid.

I've found that sometimes I have to "Refresh" the screen before it shows changes. Chased that one for about a hour one night, no fun at all....

In your backoffice you should be able to customize and change templates, no problem.

Keep the towel, if I can build a site anyone can. Take it one step at a time, ask questions and get this experience. It is fantastic to build a site from scratch.

You are going to do fine!
Walking the Path of Peace, Sanders
brendalewis Premium
thank you :) How do I refresh the page?
Hi Brenda,
I am sorry to hear about your frustration but I am glad you wrote about it. I am brand new as well (only a few hours) and I find myself frustrated as well.
I do not have the premium (like you do) as I wanted to test out my computer skills first so it must not be the upgrade is not the solution. I find the web site maker with WA (free accounts are not allowed to add links) is not very user friendly. It is lacking that intuitiveness that other programs have seemed to master. I have a friend who used wix and is delighted. I've spent an hour on WA's site and did manage to add some color to my page but I have not been able to personalize a side bar or write text on the page. I assume when I log out I will lose all I have done (but I get to keep the learning!). I too want the training so I am giving this venture 10 hours before I call it quits. Running into a roadblock this quickly makes me assume the issue is me. Hang in there a bit longer.
I am being recommended to Kyle and Carson and assume you should go there as well.
Until tomorrow night, I'm out for now (I have a long hard day on the docket for tomorrow with my high school students). Good luck to you.
SWhitley Premium
Your Browser refresh is the little circle arrow thing. Should be in the top left corner in front of the url address.
brendalewis Premium
it worked! thanks :)
SWhitley Premium
brendalewis Premium
Hey!I think I'm frustrated because I'm normally quite techy . At work I was the person who sorted simple IT issues and I'm the go to person in our family - at least I was until my daughters grew up! I asked one of them for help today and she is a mac snob and said i would be having problems because i wasn't using a mac and also wordpress was not the way to go (her opinion). Ironically my previous company was all Mac but i had heaps of PC experience before that (currently on a non Apple laptop trying to do this.) Also I used to look after the website in my previous job and it was wordpress.
Anyway, a nice man just answered a couple of my questions (above). Give yourself a few days i'm sure you (and I) will sort it out.

SWhitley Premium
Your work will still be here, no worries on that! Can pick right up where you left off. As a Starter you have 6 days to really get into the course, Think of it like having first year students, you have tio start with the basics and build from there. Kyle's training will take you from 1 to a million, just follow along and complete the tasks as presented. Lot's of really knowledgeable people here who will help if needed, Best wishes!
Walking the Path of Peace, Sanders
Thank you for the response, SWhitley. Yes, you are correct, I am on a learning curve here. I appreciate you responding!
Thank you, Brenda. I plan to do just that.
SWhitley Premium
No problem, Barbara. Schools here in Iowa are shut down, you having classes or doing distance learning?
A little of both. Primarily distance learning but I do yearbook as well so I have two days this week at our physical address to get things handed out to seniors, along with cap and gowns for their virtual graduation.
SWhitley Premium
Lots more to being a Teacher than just teaching. Stay safe and do give WA a good trial! I think you will do great!
Now, back to work!
LRoller Premium
In the upper left hand corner, you will see two arrow for last page and next page. Then there should be a round almost circle with an arrow. Click the icon and that will refresh your page.
Hang in there, your doing great!
I believe I completed steps 1-3 without a hitch. However, step 4 is being illusive. I have a title and tagline and that is all I have been able to manipulate. I know this is a free version, but it's not a version at all if it cannot post. Can you provide a sample to view? What do the terms: Container, Header, Primary Navigation, Sidebars, Footers, and Blog mean if I can't manipulate them?
Why can I not put a picture or some type of color onto the page either? Is there a video than can help me learn this?
michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I am just going to say here; try Kyle and Carson; they should be able to help. Just type Kyle into the search engine here on WA; and then go from there; and do the same for Carson too; you should try both of them. Try Kyle and Carson.
TommyHarmony Premium
Hi ,

I'm only after joining your great company well for you today.

A friend of mine Catherine Ford s s me yesterday about you guys.

So I've gone the starter course and went through the different courses building your own website.

The problem I have is amount of spending a lot of money time energy and plugins to my WordPress membership website at the moment. So can I transfer this website domain name to your your system on on wealth affiliates can I link my website there or how does that work because I do not want to start build it all over again once I have another work and different things done in the back end of my WordPress alread.

Looking forward to your reply

Thanking you
ByronB2 Premium
When you are ready to go premium and switch from siterubix.com then all it takes is the push of a button and your site gets swapped over.

Misael712 Premium
The short answer to your question is 'yes'. You can transfer an already existing domain. However, in order to access the tools to be able to do it, along with the instructions, you need to get a premium membership. He goes over it in one of the lessons on premium.
TommyHarmony Premium
Yea Misael712

that's great thanks for letting me know about that and its in the premium lessons too.

cool :)
TommyHarmony Premium
that's great
Ola0420 Premium
So far so good. The lessons are presented in simple language and so easy to understand. I can build my my own niche website now.
Before building my website, i need a niche. I am yet to decide on the niche to use for my first website. I am stock at which niche is the most appropriate and the acceptability during website building .
EmakAmelia Premium

Talking about niche, it is better to focus on one and differentiate yourself from your competitors. Think of it like being a big fish in a small pond.

A niche is a tightly defined portioned of a subcategory. For example, think of the health and beauty category. This is a very wide category. A beauty salon can offer a wide variety of services, including tanning, waxing, facials, massage, etc. If, for example, we take one of these subcategories - let's say facials - this could be our niche. However, we could narrow it down even further by focusing on facials for business women 30 years old and over. That is a tightly defined niche.

When we target a specific target audience/target market, that means we'll have less competitions and can focus more of our efforts in building our business better. We won't waste time and energy rambling about so many stuff that will confuse our readers that visit our site.

Find something that you are passionate about because you'll write a lot of contents about it.

Hope this info is helpful to you.

Ola0420 Premium
Thank you very much for your answer to my question. Meanwhile, i have chosen a niche already and also use it to build my niche website. now, i don't know if i am right or wrong.
I registered a domain with my niche, nature help me. what do you think, please.
EmakAmelia Premium
What's your niche? Is the domain name nature help me?
Ola0420 Premium
the domain name is naturehelpme and my website is nature help me.