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 RANKS in Google.
  • The path to getting 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. Level 4 we are going to be digging into social media and how to leverage those platforms in your business.

You are going to develop the skillset and 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 and get a $30 off discount.

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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I'm also wondering why people would want to create their own website and try and get an Amazon affiliate account. Don't most people just go right to Amazon and order. That's what I do when I'm looking for a product, I go right to my Amazon account to the search bar to find what I want.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
They may do yes, however some people are looking to do research before purchasing items, they seek focused websites who have covered extensive research on the products they wish to purchase and make an informed decision. If yours stand out from the crowd and delivers, as a token of appreciation they click your link go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
jghwebbrand Premium
Some shoppers are like you because they know what they want. But there are many shoppers who want to learn about what is best for ?. And they want to get an inside view. There are others who have a problem and don't know what product will solve it much less which is the best to buy. Plus websites go into much more detail about a product. So that's why affiliate marketers choose a niche and really help people so they know what the products are. Sites also explain techniques and many other things that people are searching for.
jghwebbrand Premium
As you choose a niche for your website what will be important for you is to choose a niche that people nee help with and need help solving problems. The website you create will be more than a online store with products. In fact you will start by creating informational posts about your niche.

So what will be a great help to you is that you have a real passion for your niche. And the more you know about it the better you can help people who have questions. If you know how to solve problems related you your niche that is even better because guidance needs to be provided that is not found by just going to an online store.

We do hope this helps you to understand the need for niche websites to help people.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Was this helpful?
Had wondered about the same but this answers the question.
jghwebbrand Premium
Great! .
HGrobler Premium
I have set up my website. Is there going to be a part of the course that is going to show me how to customize my website - pictures, fonts, etc - or should I just play around with it? Or should I not worry about that for now?

I am a little bit lost with everything I can do there.
RitaAnn Premium
Good question HGrobler, and yes, this education is one step at a time so the process is easy and you can learn at your own pace.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
Your profile:
Share your profile with your business friends, as you progress through the training add your updates on your profile.

*Training is on the top menu
*Don't skip anything
*Connect with the community

Looking forward to seeing your online business success,

AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can head to Appearance > Customize and look up your options.

Starting out it is better to concentrate on building content vs customizations, as it takes time for your site and posts to get indexed and ranked. Therefore my priority would always be content first

As and when site starts developing, gaining traction and traffic you can then move to customizing | beautifying your website.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may also would like to check out Jay's program below resource Also if you input your keywords in the magnifying glass top menu, you will find ample resources.

For example, "design magistudios" or another keyword. it give another set of resources try it out.

jghwebbrand Premium
Great question.
Yes there is a lot that can be done with the design.
But the best thing to do is wait on the design and focus on the training and tasks. So don't worry about the font,.etc fpr now.
feigner Premium
keep it plain to start with ...nice and simple...especially if you are not a graphics designer...
so as Kyle says ..logo and name at the top and content...content and more content...
once you have around 50 posts then you can come back and style your site...
two reasons...
one google will have taken notice of you and be starting to index and rank your articles and
two ...you have lots of info for your visitors...
and you can see where your site is going

and all of this without a sales article...just useful info...
then once your visitors get to know, like, and mainly trust you, then you can start recommending products to solve problems...
it does take time to set this type of business up, but once running then you just tickle it and the wave keeps rolling...

you can style your site whenever you wish, but doing it sooner that above means you spend time that could be writing content...

good luck
imbella Premium

I think right now, you should focus more on content rather than design. 😄 There's plenty of tutorials for designing your site, but finishing and following the lessons would help you a lot especially if you are totally new to affiliate marketing. Please don't rush everything and burn yourself out. This process takes time and a lot of people quit before they even earn a dime. Learning takes time so take it at a good unrushed pace.

I hope this helps,

HGrobler Premium
Thank you for your sound advice. I am sometimes worried I might miss something. 😄

But I will follow your advice and make sure to not rush it, but rather do it properly. I am determined to make it a success, and if others can do it, so can I.
Ckrasher Premium
Happy Saturday everyone! I am trying to create a custom menu, but I'm just not having an easy time with it lol. My first Problem was with the menu tab not showing up. I was told to change my theme. I did that and my menu tab showed up. But now, when I click on menu, I cant do anything else. On my dashboard I noticed that I have one item on my site health screen. It says "one or more modules are missing". How do i fix this? And does one have to do with the other?
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You need create a new menu first and save it. Then it will allow you to add items to it.

Of course updating changes.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache However, if issue persists I would reach out to site support

jghwebbrand Premium
As for you website menu. here's what we follow.
How to do menu
Go to Wordpress backoffice -> appearance -> menus
When in menus on right hand side do you see a menu you have created. If not create menu and save it.
Then on left hand side click page caret see your privacy policy -> add to menu. click on posts caret see your about me post.
> add to menu. Save menu on right hand side. refresh your browser and refresh your website.
Ckrasher Premium
Thank you so much!!
Ckrasher Premium
Ok! Thank you. I don't know why this is such a struggle lol. Oh because I'm a rookie 😆 I really appreciate your help!
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Not a problem, it happens to the best of us.

It is definitely worth submitting a ticket to site support have them check your website.


Kindly let us know how you get on.
jghwebbrand Premium
Youa re so very welcome.
kesslerc2 Premium
Is baby/toddler camping/outdoors items be considered a niche?

I was also thinking about matching parent/child outfits


Baby monitors

Toddler/baby activities could be crafts, outdoor games etc.

Wasn’t sure if nursery’s rooms could just be a niche or if it needs to be more specific.

AbieAJ Premium Plus
Those are the products you would promote on your site vs a niche subject you would address to a qualified target audience (group of people)

Also, ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience.
kesslerc2 Premium
So each one is considered their own niche that I stated above correct?
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Yes, for example
Camping techniques for beginners.
Baby care for newborn | dads | grandparents.

A niche is a subject vs a product.
jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Toddler/baby activities could be crafts, outdoor games etc. could be changed to a niche by defining who the website would help and how. For example. activities moms can use to teach coordination for toddlers.

It is important to identify your targeted audience and how it will help them and solve problems they may have.
kesslerc2 Premium
Oh I got it now!
kesslerc2 Premium
That makes so much sense! Thank you!
kesslerc2 Premium
This is great I must have missed that.
jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome!
AbieAJ Premium Plus
And you're very welcome!
VitaliyG Premium Plus
Hi Caitlin, they can all be niches, but think about the audience vs just products. You can still promote products within niches that target audiences. Here is a good niche tutorial to help you narrow down your ideas to one you'll be happy building an online business with: Let me know if you have any questions!
This sounds like a great idea for you to get started
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Certainly is, however do let us know when you need help or have further questions.
bethanyc48 Premium
I sure hope that if I put 100% effort into this program, that I see some sort of success. Just enough to make it easier to survive in this world on my own. Total financial independence.

However, I do have a question. For someone like me who is learning and kinda new to all of this, and will only have 10-15 hours per week to dedicate to this, which Membership is recommended when starting out? If Premium is all I need to get the ball rolling, then I don't want to waste money on Premium Plus if its better to wait until I'm further into this program. Soooo, any advice on this? Thank you in advance.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Totally your choice, depending on your business needs and requirements. However, I hear you loud and clear, you can certainly start at the premium subscription and later decide to upgrade to tier 2. Super welcome to WA, Bethany!

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

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drjec Premium
The Platinum has lots of valuable training, but it seems to me that it is advanced. You can always move to Platinum later or when there is a deal. Premium will help you lay a great foundation.
EricCantu Premium Plus
Both premium and premium plus include 100% of the core training. Premium plus just adds some really good extras and tools. So it's completely up to you.

The first month of each is highly discounted, so if you want to check out Premium Plus for a month you can always downgrade back to Premium.

Focus on learning, immerse yourself into the training, attack the lessons in a linear fashion, don't skip any steps, and make it your goal to learn more every day. That's the absolute key. You have to learn first, then everything else falls into place, right?
feigner Premium
personally i would start with hte premium plan...
this way you can see what the main content has to offer and go through it without all of the distractions of the advanced training....
some of the advanced training will conflict with the main training so as a beginner you may get confused or derailed...
or find that you think your progress is not fast enough and look for shortcuts....
but trust the main system and go through the training...stick to the oec even if you can't find a niche ot start with... look around you and pick the first thing your eyes alight on and think of the use and the people who would use it...there's your niche...you must be interested as it is in your house ( assuming you are doing this at home...)
your main process will be to create content and this can be done at premium level...
as you say you are time limited so stick to what will give you the best return for your money at the start and that will be premium...
don't get distracted and think 'if i only took eric's class i would be further ahead' nope... at the start you need to get into the processes of writing daily and researching and planning....and that isn't going to leave a lot of time for much else...
you may find you can find a few minutes while waiting to be served to do some keyword research or research....so you can use your valuable time for writing...
good luck with your decision
I have a good feeling about Wealthy Affiliate!

You're right , this world is a tough place to survive, and financial strain has become more of a norm these days. I'm here because i want to be financially free, i want to be comfortable and without debt, i wanna have more TREAT YO SELF days and spoil my family. So cheers to the journey and being financially independent !
jghwebbrand Premium
The choice is yours, but if you only have 10 - 15 hours a week I would highly recommend the Premium membership. Learn the basics first and apply them. You can make money with the premium membership. There is so much training available here. as a premium member. Besides the Online Entrepreneur Certification course - Levels 1 - 5 there are hundreds of videos found in training HQ menu bar "training' tab. Then there are also classes found in the menu bar "classes" tab as well plug member submitted blogs. Follow the training to get the basics first and do the tasks with each lesson.. When Black Friday rolls around Watch for specials. Last year one year of premium was offered at $299 for a year - that cost is grandfathered so that is what you can pay yearly if you so choose to go that route. Black Friday Premium was $499 for a year.

The key to your future success is doing the training plus choosing a niche you are passionate about, know something about and have experience with. That will save you a lot of research time because you will be writing content posts for your chosen niche.

Here's wishing you well.