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 MUCH MORE!

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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JoanneSantos Premium
Hello Everyone, hope everyone is safe and healthy.

Is there a difference between Blog Sidebar and Sidebar?

I'm working on my widgets, and under Navigation I do not see the word sidebar, I only see blog sidebar.

Not sure if it matters.

My page does not look like Kyle's while following his steps on widgets :)

Thank you in advance,

Be Safe,

Joanne
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Joanne,

It is the same thing. A blog sidebar is a section of your blog's layout. Sidebars are narrow columns and can appear to the left, right, or flanking the widest column in the blog layout, which is where the blog post (or blog page) content appears.

Kyle's theme is called Hiero. What theme did you choose? Same theme?
Sometimes different theme will have different setting in terms of layout for sidebars, footer, etc.
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JoanneSantos Premium
EmakAmelia,
Thank you for your quick response.

I have no idea which theme I have :)

However, thank you for clarifying my question. I wanted to make
sure I wasn't doing anything wrong.

I'm going step by step with Kyle's training. I have two screens open and going back and forward, but noticed our screens are a little different.

Thank you again.

Be safe,
Joanne
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EmakAmelia Premium
You can click on Appearance > Themes to see what theme your website uses. If it is your siterubix that you built before you go Premium, that means your theme is Generate Press.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Thank you EmakAmellia,
My theme is Health :)

Be Safe,

Joanne
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iamgroot61 Premium
Quick comment on lesson 9 (Keywords): Seems to me that doing keyword research would be a good activity to help people find a niche. I see comments from frustrated new members stuck on this (choosing a niche). While I understand there are literally billions of people using search engines to find ways to make money, or looking for products, you want your niche to have a reasonable chance of success and doing keyword searches with this in mind is a good way to help you decide whether a niche you are considering has a lot of interest. Just at thought.
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Thank you for sharing your knowledge .
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I believe my questions, will aggravate ppl, n they’re probably saying “how dumb can this guy be?” I’m just trying to learn something different to make a living. I’ve been a heavy equipment operator for over 35 years n it was fun at first but now it literally sucks, I have a bad back n I’m tired of being in the snow n the heat n the rain etc...
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feigner Premium
it takes a lot ot aggravate us....
if you spam a link constantly then we can mark you as spam an you get removed....but we really don't mind answering question...reason ....we were in your place in the past...and others helped us...so why not help others....
if you want a long term solution then affiliate marketing is one that can take you forward...
as long as your expextations are realistic then you will do ok...
and yes ...most places on here are the right place ot ask questions - you may see a number start to appear in the bell - if you click that then you can click to be taken to the replies.
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
It's fine to ask lots of questions. Let's put this in the most basic terms. You build a website. You write lots of articles for it every single week for years to come. You recommend products and if people buy them you earn a commission. Everything you write has to be original - nothing copied and pasted.

You are setting up a business and just because its online doesn't make it easier or quicker than starting a business in real life.
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iamgroot61 Premium
Hi Kyle/All, I just completed Lesson 8 (Custom Menus & Navigation). I should have commented/posted questions earlier (adjacent to earlier lessons) but here we go. I'm having multiple issues so far with my site. I don't think any of them are critical, but things aren't working quite the way I expect. I created my About Me and Privacy Policy pages, and thought I had designated them as pages, but both are showing as posts. Also, the theme I chose does not seem to be working. It looks nothing like the default layout I see for this particular theme. The site creation and initial pages creation within it were completed from within the WA site wizard (Websites>Manage Websites, etc.). More recent lessons were completed within the WordPress admin, so I'm wondering if there is some issue on the WA side of this. I don't think I'm doing a very good job of describing my issues here.

1. Is there a way to convert posts to pages within the WordPress Admin?
2. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get the template I chose to actually display on the website? WP admin says it's active.
3. My posts are displaying on the home page in a list. This may be related to the theme issue. I wanted to put custom content on the home page and then have folks be able to navigate to other pages from site nav or a sidebar menu (widget).

Thanks for any advice/guidance.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Dana,

1) Here is a good training for converting page to post and vice versa: 2) Are you talking about WP theme?

What theme did you choose when you built your website? Generate Press?

If you are looking for using another theme, on your WP back office, go to Appearance > Theme > Add New. As a Premium member, you have around 7K themes to choose from. Preview them first and read the description before you install and activate it.

3) If you don't want a blog roll on your home page and want a static page, on your WP back office, go to Setting > Reading > Choose Static.

Hope this helps,
Ferra
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iamgroot61 Premium
This is awesome! Thanks! Already working on #1.
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DerekMarshal Premium
1) the best and quickest way is to simply copy and past your posts into a page and then delete the post that you don't want.

2) a link to your site will help us see if the template is load.

3) this is normal, this is a blogroll on your homepage that is populating with your latest posts. This is normal. You can switch to a static homepage if you want to. To do that go to your dashboard and under settings-->Reading you will see the option at the top in a radio button to select a static page (which you must have ready) or latest posts. See the attached image.
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How do you make money, that’s the 64,000 dollar question for me? I heard on the first video you come up with something of interest to you? Like what? Something to sell? An instructional video of some sort? I just need to know before I pull the trigger to pay to learn something that might not be what I’m wanting, and is the information I’m seeking, is what I have to pay for? I just don’t want to get half way through this training to find out it’s something that’s going to cost me lots of money only to find out it’s been a mistake? I know this thing is about Traing to make money, but how? Do I have to pay to find out then it’s something that’s out of my capabilities? I originally found this site in the interest of the sale of impressions and now that I’m trying to find out through this site, it’s looking like it has nothing to do with impression sales but, only making a website of some kind? Like what on earth am I going to make a website of that’ll attract the numbers of ppl to make a decent amount of money?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Wayne & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Good questions and they are ones that many before you have posed already .... and indeed, all questions are considered good ones here ....

You've landed on an awesome learning platform where you can learn to build your very own online business to fruition.

Your good questions are answered as you progress along your journey to Success ....

Suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle, WA, Co-Founder here by clicking on the blue link > > > your interest & enthusiasm are appreciated,

all the very best to you .... :)
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AbieAJ Premium
Hey Wayne

First find a niche you're passionate about. To put it in perspective would you be writing about it in five years time.

You need to follow through the training step by step to learn how to set up properly. Here's a resource may be you'd like look at 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.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

SUCCESS STORIES
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DianeScorpio Premium
This is a learning platform that teaches you to build a website for affiliate marketing. You can earn a commission by referring new members here or by promoting products from the likes of Amazon.

So, if your interest is dogs for example, you write lots of articles such as how to feed a puppy and then promote related items. There is a lot of writing involved and it takes months of consistent work.
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Miguelito203 Premium
Wayne, as affiliate marketers, we make money by promoting a company's goods or services. We are given unique links called affiliate links that enable us to do so. We typically use blogs (that get ranked in the search engines), various social media platforms, forums, and things of this nature as promotional tools.

Whenever someone comes across our content, clicks on our link, and purchases something, we earn a commission. It's a lot like a commission-based job in the real world (like a car salesman) -- but on the internet. Affiliate marketing works within any profitable industry -- sports, finance, fashion and beauty, technology, self-help, food and cooking, pet care and so on.

-- Joey
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I know it sounds hopeless but I really don’t have any niche that I’m passionate abt? I’m a construction worker n sick of it n want to make money a different way bt to make a website, I have no idea, n it would have to be something someone else is interested in to make money rt? And the concept of a website isn’t something you create then let it set there forever rt? Won’t it take attention cuz the same thing for years would be worthless rt?
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So is it like piggy backing? Meaning someone or company etc... has a website n then whatever it is, let’s say or give it the name zebra, now a company or individual has this site called zebra n they sell or offer whatever, they make money off their product n also when ppl actually click on their site? And by piggy backing, I’m curious if I were to use or copy all their stuff n just put it under another names site, can or do you make money that way? Or is that illegal cuz sounds if not illegal, not very respectful?
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I’m so lost and have no idea how any of this works? To me when u say we’re an affiliate to others in different industries, it sounds to me like I must have an inventory of actual physical things to sell
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Chris737 Premium
Dude, it’s a type of online business. This is not get rich quick. If you happen to find one, let all of us know.

I can tell you that I haven’t written blog posts about my passions. People say that because it’s easy to start with. But personally I would be so sick of my passion if I was living and breathing it 24/7.

I have made 5 figures in an industry I had no f****** clue about. It didn’t even interest me but it has a lot of potential in things that people have money in and buy stuff. If you seriously want to do nothing at all then my recommendation is to write posts, put them up on your website and then turn on advertising. You know those annoying websites where there’s ads everywhere and you have no idea where the text is? Yeah do that.
You might make $50-$100/month. If that’s enough for you that’s great. 👍🏼

All the best bro.
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