Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

First off, we would like to personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am going to be the one walking you through the training here.

Carson, the other co-founder works more with the technical team (over 25 people) so you will see a bit less of him, although he is still very much active here within the community every day.

You have definitely made the right choice in joining the community here at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to love it here and you are going to quickly realize we care about you and your success online!

In the coming days and weeks we are going to be showing you how online success works and we will help you realize your own potential within the Internet space to earn revenue and leverage the internet to grow a business.

Before we continue, we want to point out a few important things:

(1) Anyone Can Accomplish Success Online. There are 3.75 BILLION people using the Internet, regardless of the direction you head online there is a very large number of people there that you can connect with. Members here at WA succeed at the highest rate out of any platform online!

(2) Anything NEW can appear to be Overwhelming at First. Like riding a bike, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and even "fall" a few times when getting rolling. Don't worry, you will quickly get the hang of things! Stick with Wealthy Affiliate and you will achieve, and far exceed your goals.

(3) No Technical or Prior Online Business Experience Required. If you have experience that is great, but it is definitely not a requirement here at Wealthy Affiliate. Everything related to online business can be learned here within your membership and you definitely do not need to be a "techie".

(4) Success is a Journey. Success is very cumulative by design. This means that everything you do now, and every step you take will contribute towards your personal success in the future. An exciting journey does lie ahead and the effort you put forth now will pay off later and often times forever!

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success

Success online is at the core a 4 step process nothing more complex than this and this is exactly what you are going to be learning here at Wealthy Affiliate. Here is a quick diagram breaking down the process.

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose an Interest. This can be anything at all, any interest, passion or even something you have no personal experience with.

Step 2: Build a Website. Your website is your foundation and we have the most sophisticated and feature rich website and hosting platform here at Wealthy Affiliate in SiteRubix.

Step 3: Attract Visitors. You are going to be learning all about how to get traffic and visitors to your website. The first focus is FREE traffic and there is A LOT of it out there.

Step 4: Earn Revenue. Once you have people on your site and traffic, you can earn revenue. There are over 50 ways you can monetize traffic online!

As you go through the training, this is going to be covered in detail. As mentioned, absolutely EVERYTHING you need is here at WA to facilitate this process!

Before we go any further...

We want to give you two simple pieces of advice within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Piece of Advice #1: Do not be afraid to ask questions! There is 100,000's of people here within WA and many, MANY experts. You need help, please ask!

Piece of Advice #2: Take action on what you learn! Action leads to success. You could read and watch the training until you are blue in the face, but if you never take action on it you won't achieve any success.

We don’t want to put any pressure on you and definitely do not want to overwhelm you as you get started, so we are going to give you three simple tasks to perform (as noted below). Spend a few minutes today and complete these tasks! :)

You are currently reading lesson 1 of a 10 lesson Getting Started Course. This course is going to step you through the process of getting started. It will answer all of the questions that you have about earning money on the Internet, and will reveal exactly how to do it.

If you ever need to get back to your training, simply click the Get Started Here button within the side menu. This "smart" button will always take you back to your last completed task and you will also see your progress through the training.

Click the "You Are Here" to get back into your training at any time.

Your Current Tasks :)

In this Lesson you will become involved and immersed within the awesome community at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a community that cares about your success, and one where you will create wonderful relationships within the industry. You will soon learn that you can SUPERCHARGE your learning and ultimately, your success by being active in the community, and immersing yourself.

This starts with uploading a picture, adding a few words about yourself in your profile description, and getting involved in a live chat with others. These tiny steps are referred to as your "Account Setup" tasks which we will discuss below in a little more detail.

Right now, there is no reason to delay your training, let's get started with your Tasks for today.

Task 1: Watch The Walk Through Video Below

Your first task today is to watch the Wealthy Affiliate Walk-through video. This video will walk you through Wealthy Affiliate, show you how to find your way around, show you how to get help, and ultimately show you how WA will help you succeed within the online world.


DISCUSS VIDEO: Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA

At any time if you have questions as you are watching the Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough video, simply leave them in the comments section below the video and we will be more than happy to help you out. Remember, there is a TON of help available whenever you need it.

Task 2: Complete Your Account Set-up

Your final task for today is to set-up your Wealthy Affiliate account. I have created a quick video walk-through showing you how to set-up your account:


DISCUSS VIDEO: Setting Up Your WA Account is EASY

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account only includes two items:

(1) Adding a profile image (can be anything you want)
(2) Adding a personal description

This may seem very simple (and it is), but there are definite reasons that you are going to want to complete the account set-up process. Here are some benefits to setting up your account:

  • Leads to better networking within the community
  • Your “followers” within the community will go up at least 5x (in some cases)
  • People are more willing to help you if you have a profile
  • Adds a level of credibility within the community
  • Shows others that you are serious about SUCCESS

Immerse yourself within Wealthy Affiliate and you are going to experience a lot more success. It is a rare day within WA when you don’t get to brush shoulders with millionaire marketers hanging out within the community, so take this serious and make your profile (people’s first impression of you) a good one.

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

If you joined for FREE, you currently have a Starter membership . This is the starting point of your success online. You get a good deal of access with the Starter level membership, but you need to know that there is MUCH MORE to be found at WA.

There are huge benefits to going premium when you are ready. Your last task for today is to take a second to learn about our Premium membership and how it differs from the Starter program.

Get All of the "Juicy" Details About Premium Here!

You are in good hands here at Wealthy Affiliate regardless of whether you are Starter or Premium.

Make us a Promise OK?

We want you to make us a promise today. We want you to give Wealthy Affiliate a chance first and foremost. We know that you may have had bad experiences online in the past and we want you to allow us to prove ourselves to you.

We care about YOU and we care about YOUR personal success more than you think.

Do we have a deal? :)

Again, we want to personally welcome you to the community and we look forward to helping you achieve success online, and far exceeding your expectations :)

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson

PS. When you are done your tasks, check them off below and then move onto the next lesson.

In the next lesson we are going to be talking all about Making Money! :)

Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Watch the Walk-through Video of Wealthy Affiliate
2. Watch the Account Set-up Video of Wealthy Affiliate
3. Complete the Account Set-up Process (description, image)


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DenzelSr Premium
I like the way you brought out the meaning of the new adventures
Of this project an looking forward to achieveing as much as I can
MIT need a bit of help.
But not afraid to ask for it when I need it'.
Thanks a lot for all the expertise you have added to
All the nolage an wisdom put into it.

DenzelSr
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DBeuscher Premium
Do I need to wait till I think I am finished with the "about me" section before publishing, or should I publish as soon as I have some content? I seems that this could take a long time to finish and I am unsure if I should delay until I complete this or move forward while it is still a "work in progress"/
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Kyoko817 Premium
As long as you have the content followed by the course instruction, I think you can publish the post, but I would encourage you to put out "about me" page as soon as possible. I know the page is about you and you want to think through it, but don't over think and naturally introduce yourself. Eventually about me page is where quite a lot of people visit, so having this page is crucial.

From my own experience, I see more success by strictly following the successful people's instruction than changing around based on my feeling. This step-by-step course is created for a reason. Your concern is not significant for the overall website building process, but the key is to follow the steps.

Good luck!
Kyoko
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DBeuscher Premium
Thanks.
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Bbronzed0z Premium
Hi there,

I have just published the privacy policy to my website as a page so no area at the bottom of this was for a comments section, but it appears there is a section at the bottom of this page for commenting?

Can anyone please help and tell me what I have done wrong?
Or could this be because of my chosen website design?
Or does this show due to me being the admin?

Thank you in advance!

Tabitha :)
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billy947 Premium
Hello Tabitha;
Go all the way to the bottom of the "Privacy Policy" Page and check off the 2 tabs.

NOINDEX this page/post

NOFOLLOW this page/post

This should do it.

Bill
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Bbronzed0z Premium
Thank you for your reply Bill.

I have done this and also published this page as a 'page' with the expectation that there will be no comments section below it like it shows on the 'about me' post.

Any further ideas?

Thank you.

Tabitha
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Tabitha,
Were you able to get this solved?
If not, go into word press, go to site manager and log in. Go to pages on the left menu. When it brings up your privacy policy don't click on it. If you hover over it you will see edit and quick edit. Click on quick edit. Over to the right there will be a box that says"allow comments"
If it has the check mark in it, click on the box to take it out. This should solve your issue if it hasn't been solved already.
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Bbronzed0z Premium
Thanks so much Lee!! Not resolved as yet but this def sounds like its about to be! :)
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Bbronzed0z Premium
And fixed!
Thanks again Lee! :)
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I can feel with time this is going to be great and everything have steps to follow and I really can't wait for it. I am trying to not go in all at once because it would be way to many information for my brain to process at once, but I am wondering is that a good idea?
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HeidiY Premium
Just work through the training, do each task, don’t skip any, and you will be fine. Welcome to WA, it’s a wonderful community
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I new to this but whatever outcome this gives me I hope it’s worth it an not something to play wit I hope I can make a good living to give me something to do to make myself useful in a way an be stable the examples above was very interesting in understanding how it works I’m normally a fast learner so I know it should work out for me an everyone else but I’m happy to be here an good luck to everyone success an having a goal is everything make our strengths be knowed an blessed .
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cramervod Premium
The more you put into this the better the results will be. Don't be afraid to ask questions as often as you have them and don't be embarrassed if you don't do things great the very first time. Practice practice practice is the way to get fantastic at anything.

Eric
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I have been wondering for the past few days as to how long on average does it take for a new member to start earning a living from one's business assuming that one dedicates sufficient time and effort towards building the business.

Does WA have some sort of stats available on this?
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Pratap!

Kyle addresses your question in detail in this post: Gary
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HowardJaros Premium
Here is some information according to one of the WA owners, Kyle.

Here is how your journey could look, a realistic journey.

MONTH 1: Accomplishments
Website Set Up
SEO Set-up
Initial Framework of Content
Indexed by Google, Bing, Yahoo
You have 5-10 posts on your website
Earning Potential: A few sales, just getting your business foundation started

MONTH 3: Accomplishments
Content Starting to Get Ranked
Experience Some Big Breakthroughs in Search
Have Made Your First Sale or Two
Traffic is Cumulatively Starting to Grow
Search Engines are starting to give your site "authority"
You have 30-60 posts on your website
Earning Potential: $0-$500 per month

**Kyle's Note: It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online, if I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to the experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting "instant" success in business.

MONTH 6: Accomplishments
Traffic is starting to flow, ideally 100 uniques per day
Sales start to increase with consistency, several per week
You are truly starting to gain some expertise and brand
Bing/Yahoo start indexing your site at a higher rate
Engagement on your site starts to increase
You have 60-100 posts on your site
Earning Potential: $500-$3,000 per month

ONE YEAR:
Traffic is really starting ramp up. You can expect 500+ visits per day
Google is granting your site with some serious authority
Companies and other blogger start to reach out and connect with you
You are making WA sales and other affiliate sales daily
The Vegas Super Affiliate Conference is in your sites
You have 100-150 posts on your website
Earning Potential: $3,000-$10,000 per month
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I'm wondering that myself.
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Kyle Premium
Great break down, everyone is different of course and different people achieve success at different rates.

One thing remains consistent though. You have access to everything that you need to create and grow your business online here at WA. The time and energy you put into your business, the results you will get out of your business.

If you need a hand with anything at all moving forward just ask.
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Thanks for the information Howard, much appreciated.

Cheers,
Pratap
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Thanks Gary, much appreciated.

Cheers,
Pratap
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You asked this question for me lol
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This is so helpful! Also a good realistic example to use in order set goals. Thank you!
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tmaus1969 Premium
I had two tabs open so I could create as the video played. My web site now has my About me saved as a non page and it appears next to the privacy policy. Where on the video it appears on the home page. I was not planning to have my about me on the home page but rather just navigation information. But why did it go the menu on the top instead on the home page?
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Kyle Premium
That is right, your homepage is your blog roll by default and you want that. Perfectly fine and as you create new posts, they will be chronologically be added to your homepage.

I recommend that leave your home page a blog roll by default versus a static home page.

This makes your website feel much more active and engaging and Google actually prefers this as well. Every time you post it will then go to your homepage which is preferable.
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This may already have been covered in this discussion but I'm having issues with my privacy page. I selected it as a page and published it to my site, when I go to the site it's there and I can click on it but when I click Home it disappears.

Any help would be great!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
What do you mean it disappears?
When you are in your home page, you should see the words "privacy policy" in your top menu. It will depend on your theme as to where it might be located. May even be at the bottom.
I don't think you will see the page itself.
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So in the video it shows he has a Home page and then he created the privacy policy, which showed up as it's own page. So after I publish my privacy policy as a page I go to the site and there it is right beside the Home page. Upon clicking the Home page from the policy it turns into Blog. I can search for policy and it comes but there is not page to access it from the default page. Hope that makes sense.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, all themes behave differently, but, in general
you probably need to specify what your front page displays, which you can do under "reading" under your dashboard settings, there you will indicate whether you want a blog roll (your latest posts) or static page.
Then you should customize your menu, for this go to your
menus section make sure you have a menu set up and your pages has been added, then look for menu structure, there you can customize it.
To have a Home button in your menu: click to edit your front page and where it says navigation label you can write HOME or whatever you prefer, then the address to that page will be your domain. Hope that helps!
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Something I just noticed is when I go to publish the privacy policy it doesn't say publish to site, like in the video. I'm making sure I hit templates and select Privacy Policy and edit it for my site. I go to look at it and the page selection is still not there AND when I check visit the page button people can make comments on it. I have the same theme as the Kyle used so it would make the training easier.

Thanks for your help in advance!
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Bald Eagle Premium
Have you gone to your menus and included your Privacy Page in your main menu.
Sounds like that is your problem.
Hope that helps
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MSICommerce Premium
Dear all, I created some domains, and I want to add content in my Web like about me, policy. But why I could not publish my new content to new website, it only allow me to go the one website which I created some days ago. As Ky Le said we go to Publish and choose which domain we want, but I din't see that. I just saw: Published: Edit here.
Please help me.

Thanks!!
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MozMary Premium
have you installed a theme on that website and 'built' it or is it still just a domain name?
Don't forget to use the web builder :)

If you've chosen a theme and gone through that and it still isn't showing then contact sitesupport
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MSICommerce Premium
Thanks MozMary! I have already fixed my problem.
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THuggans Premium
So I am already ahead because I have had my niche websites for months now. For one of my websites all of these plugins were already inputted for me. Do I really need them all?

Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce
Akismet Anti-Spam
Request/Bug Report
CloudFlare Flexible SSL
Contact Form 7
Easy Testimonials
Facebook for WooCommerce
Klaviyo
Klaviyo for WooCommerce
Nextend Social Login
Prevent Customers To Cancel WooCommerce Orders
Regenerate Thumbnails
Tawk.to Live Chat
TinyMCE Advanced
W3 Total Cache
WooCommerce
WooCommerce - Gift Cards
WooCommerce Currency Switcher
WooCommerce Gift Registry
WooCommerce Print Invoice & Delivery Note
WooCommerce Product Gift Wrap
WooCommerce TM Extra Product Options
WOOF - WooCommerce Products Filter
WooSidebars
Wordfence Security
YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
Yoast SEO

Thanks for the help!
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Bryan8 Premium
I'm sure that some of them could, and should, be eliminated. One thing that you might want to do is check your site load time. Check it before and after eliminating extra plugins. Anything over 3 seconds to load may be costing you visitors and commissions. As to what plugins to remove it would depend somewhat on If they are hosted here or elsewhere.
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THuggans Premium
Thank you. Now I have to decide whether I should keep my woocommerce as a drop ship website or make all my products affiliate products. I don't know which would be a better income right now because it might make them not come back to my page if I push them towards an affiliate. ????
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MozMary Premium
It sounds like you are unsure about direction - it might be a good idea for you to go through the training on a free site from scratch and see how Kyle sets up a website. You will then know which plugins are basic and what you would actually need.

Most importantly Kyle sets websites up for good traffic and SEO whereas you've had someone else input a lot of stuff, you want to make sure no steps have been skipped in that, so learn the ropes in here and then you'll know what to do with your other site

I notice you are a starter member and not premium, the sites hosted here do not require akismet, ssl or cache but with your other hosting you need all those.
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Hello. I just joined WA today. I recently set up a website and use the Yoast SEO plug in but here it seems All in One SEO is preferred. It seems to me Yoast is better since it gives you content analysis on improving your seo. Is there an advantage to using All in One SEO that I'm not seeing?
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Kyle Premium
Either or is completely fine. They both work well and if you are more comfortable using Yoast, you can use that. It is the Apple vs. Samsung of the SEO plugin world.
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Ok. Great. Thanks for the quick answer Kyle.
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dragonfly10 Premium
Chuck, congratulations on joining on the best affiliate program on the internet. I have tried a few in the last year. This is the first time, I feel I have actually made strides forward. The community support is awesome.
Sandy
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THuggans Premium
Is it bad to have both All in One and Yoast? Should I delete one of them?
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MozMary Premium
yes, but you could experiment on a free site to see which you like best
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LFotoulis Premium
when I complete this step......Under Menu Settings, I am also going to make the "Display" location, Main Menu. Check this box as this will put this menu as your main navigation at the top of your page...... My menu on my site completely disappears
I am using the digi store theme, should I change themes?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I am not sure you have posted your question on the right training page.
I want to help you but I don't understand your question.
Are you talking about creating you menu in wordpress?
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LFotoulis Premium
yes I am sorry, I think I did put it in the wrong area although it comes up under lesson 8 as well?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
lol. No worries.
So what you are having issues with, is it creating your menu?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No, you are in the right place. Sorry about that.
So lets see if we can get your issue solved. When you made the changes did you hit update/save changes?
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LFotoulis Premium
Yes and then everything disappeared on my site. If I don't click the display location button I then have a menu
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thank you both for your help. I ended up going into my site and doing an edit of menu and adding the page. That may have been what you meant but I am so tired right now I cant see staight or type correctly. Thanks too for the encouraging words.
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Kyle Premium
Get some rest! Come back to this training when you get a chance tomorrow, it is all going to start fitting together.

If you need a hand with anything at all moving forward Anna, please do let me know. ;)
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I have a question. can our niches change by season? like right now I advertise for summer stuff and summer clothes for kids. then come September area I can advertise fall and winter? I'm also into fitness and weight loss I had the sleeve done nov 2016 and lost a total of 100 pounds so far. so weight loss and fitness is on my list as well.
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TechieFinch Premium
Hi!

It think so. That is the beauty of online marketing!

You can have more than one website that focuses on different niches that interests you. :)
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I thought so thank u .
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TechieFinch Premium
You’re welcome!
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Please help, I am about to cry. I have spent hours on this. I did privacy policy and published it. I did not get warned about duplicate content but I checked boxes as told . If i go in to admin ons ide where it says pages this shows up as a page. It does not show up on my website as a page
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PhilipC1 Premium
OK, so you need to place it in a menu.

Go into the back of WordPress.

Click on Appearance and then click on Menu.

You see Posts and Page options.

Click on Page and now click on your Privacy Policy.

Click Add to Menu - this should be our Primary Menu that you are adding to I believe.

Update and see if you can see it on your site.

Its late here so memory hazy but I think that should be correct APolanski and I also had awful trouble at this point, but good news... we will get through it.
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heatherplude Premium
PhilipC1 gave great advice. The only thing I would say is don't forget to save your menu in the WordPress dashboard and refresh the page where your website is open - in that order!
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PhilipC1 Premium
Thank you Heather - .
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Id love to become a premium member however i'm just a kid... well 17 but still just a kid. And for the reason I don't have the money needed to become Premium. However you can expect me wanting to come back when I am older and have the money to spare.I completed the Get Started course up to where you need to become premium and it was fun even though it doesn't teach how to really make money yet. So ya I will hopefully be back one day. but until then good luck to everyone else's time here.
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I have a 16 yr old as well. was wondering the same thing. Can I let her use my acct and give her money off of it?
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heatherplude Premium
If I were you, I would find an adult to sponsor you or get a job so you can pay for it yourself. My 17 year old has a job and no interest in working on a website. I wish she did! Good luck in all you do and see you back when you can!
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Rozita1 Premium
Hi SageCole. You seem really interested and I hope you are able to give it another try when the time is right. Stay safe.
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This is gonna be hard work
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Very interesting stuff here. My mind is all over the place and trying to narrow it down to a few ideas. I manage a bed and breakfast, I work through the state as a care giver, 3 kids 2 in which are teenagers in the process of getting my GED. got lots going good for me right now. Basically taking care of them by myself. not sure where to go at this point but I'm going to keep reading and trying to understand this.
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heatherplude Premium
What could you talk about and write about all day and night if you could? What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? What makes your heart sing? Those are the questions that matter.
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right. I'm defiantly a talker and have a lot on m mind to talk about. some good some not so good.
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heatherplude Premium
Better to talk about the good. :) I find there is more good to talk about that way!
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JeffZalewski Premium
The fact your mind is all over the place is a sign you are learning. When I was going through the first few lessons of the green course, my mind did the same thing. I almost switched to the black course, yet I knew focus needs one thing at a time. I am now in lesson 10. There is so much WA offers, it can be overwhelming. I suggest starting with the green course.

When it comes to a focus, you have some great places to start. Bed & Breakfast tips, Getting your GED, Parenting tips for parents with teenagers, etc. Pick one and create a blog site through the green course. This will give you a foundation to work from.
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DrReiCapital Premium
Tasks 1 of 3: "Watch the "Creation of Initial Website Framework" i.e. website infrastructure... walk-through video. Completed! Now my worst fears... communicating what I've learned laying a foundational template to begin the writing assignment. Wow! Truthfully... I AM so fearful because I really can't write... I try but in my heart of hearts... I FAIL! I GET LOST...! I Want To DropOut! but I know I've got to try to endure and adapt to the pain. Clg
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heatherplude Premium
This was so well written! What are you talking about - don't know how to write? You got this!
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DrReiCapital Premium
Thanks... Heather. I must face my fears, writing is one of them. Again Thank You. Respectfully, Clg
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I agree completely with heatherplude - you are a natural writer! I want to read more about your journey!
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DrReiCapital Premium
Thanks... I want to learn how to write conversationally, it's not easy... but I AM going to try very hard and slowing I may succeed. Now... I sincerely hope you're a writer because if so, you have an extremely lucrative future... ahead of you, moreover, I hope you're thinking some aspect of "$$$Copywriting!$$$". Allowing you to earn the kind of dinero Ivy League Doctors bring in annually. BlueSky is the $Limit... you're young! Go$Get$$It$$$!. Thanks... Clg
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I am your brother Jalal is new at the site, although I do not speak English very well but I work hard to learn from watching free lessons and my knowledge about things I was ignorant so I ask everyone to follow the lessons before starting because it is the starting point
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CharlesEA Premium
Hi Jalal,
I must say that if your are learning to speak English, then your writing skill are very good. I wouldn't have known that you were learning had you not said anything. I'm with you on following the lessons before starting. I'm just beginning and it's all about taking the first steps right?
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Hi,
I'm just starting out with my feelbetter .com website targeted at young adults daily health habits and choices of over-the-counter medicine. I'm trying to help people by making it easier to make smart health choices in a stressful world.
I'm having trouble finding good keywords to search Jaaxy for. I keep coming up with health insurance, pregnancy, children, sports medicine. Pretty much everything that I wasn't searching for. Since the health industry is such a broad field with very popular keywords, how can I target my search for keywords that fit my goals? Any suggestions?
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BrandonW44 Premium
Yea,
Keep it simple. Don't narrow it down to a specific product you may promote.

Try things like "better your health," or "try this to help you feel better," or "increase your health," or "reduce your stress"

Your keywords are not necessarily descriptions, they are attractions. They are what attract your audience. However, they do need to relate to your product/content.

You will find that your keywords will be used everywhere, not just on specific topics. (health insurance, pregnancy....)

It's just important to looks at the stats, not necessarily what the keywords are used for (health insurance, pregnancy....)

You will be thought what to look for in lessons to come.
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Thanks! I'll give that a try.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Have you tried key words medicine or medication? Also,what kind of health habits did you have in mind?
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I tried medicine first and got nothing useful.

I was going to include health habits like how/when to exercise when you don't have time, which over-the-counter medicines work the best for which symptoms (this would be from my own experience and lead to discussion and hopefully affiliate sales), tips for women to get through their period with less pain, and eventually expand off of those basic tips to create an open discussion about taking care of yourself on a budget and a tight schedule.
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better living
healthy living
self care herbal
destress yourself
replenish, energize, and restore youth
organic daily routine
love yourself
mind body and sleep
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Is it me, or is the practice set up to respond this way?
Every single keyword search I entered on the Jaaxy practice came back as <10.
I know I have definitely seen these very words used before.
They were good keyword searches and yet, every one came back saying the same thing.
I figured the Jaaxy practice session was just set up that way to show what to expect later on.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
What were some of the keywords you were searching?
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RobertDoyle Premium
I am new. What does<10 mean? Mean it is not a good keyword to use? I have seen that on some of mine, but not all of them. Should we stay away from words that show the greater than or less than symbol?
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Hi Lee, Thanks for the response.
If I did this right, I entered :
- How to earn great money from home.
- Earn while you learn internet business.
- Full time money part time hours.
- Ear money in your spare time.
These are a few I entered.

Thanks in advance or any feedback.

Sincerely, Cecil
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Sorry. Lee,
The last one was
Earn money in your spare time.
Maybe I could have been little too broad with these.
Cecil
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You don't want to use the ones less that 10 ( that is what the symbol means). You want the avg. traffic to be above 50.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No worries. I am bad about searching ones with the REALLY low traffic.
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O.k. Lee,
Thanks so much once again.
Cecil
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Hi Robert,
I am really new, too.
I haven't signed for the premium level just yet, so I think i only have a couple days left on my ability to ask and respond in the discussion area.
I guess they were saying that when the less than symbol shows up, it was not good in that keyword, and maybe we should change it up with another word or two.
Thanks and I have a lot to learn. LOL.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok so I checked them out.
You can change
*How to earn great money from home to
How to earn REAL money from home AVG 96
I couldn't come up with much for
*Full time money part time hours
and I have tried earn while you learn for myself before. I gave up because I couldn't get any good numbers even by changing it around.
* Earn money in your spare time has an Avg of 80 but the QSR is 100 which means that is how many sites you will be competing with for that keyword.
When your initial keywords show a low AVG or a QSR over 100, try changing the some of the words around and see if you get better results.
I hope this helps you.
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Thanks so much, and I'll try that.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No problem at all
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Freezing up choosing a niche; it seems so important and now I suddenly feel like I know absolutely nothing about anything and my interests are shallow! :-) A few questions: 1) If I need to write compelling blogs to drive traffic to my site, I'll need to research to become an expert or already be one, yes? 2) I'm interested in creativity, especially for people who think they're not creative. Too broad? I could narrow it down for older people, or "left-brained" folk, etc. There ARE products I could link to that I like...3) Lots of articles out there on this topic; are they potential affiliate links? Thanks for any feedback and help.
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nathaniell Premium
To answer your questions Melissa:

1) Yes, you'll naturally become an expert as you research and write about your niche. That's why it's a good idea to choose something you're interested in.

2) Yes, I think this is too broad. I would tie your niche into something more practical, like "how to watercolor paint" or "how to publish your first kindle book" rather than "how to be creative"

3) There are affiliate products in every niche. Even if you can't think of some now, with research, and sometimes content tweaks, you can absolutely find a product to match up with any niche website.
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Thanks for the feedback. It reminds me that creativity is sometimes seen as “doing art.” To clarify, I’m more interested in creativity as an aspect of success, health and happiness in any field of endeavor rather than teaching someone art skills.
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MozMary Premium
is that sort of creativity also called resourcefulness?
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Thanks MozMary for the question. I think of it as a combination of innovation, resourcefulness, ability to think laterally and try new things. Experiment. Combine materials or thoughts or approaches in new ways. It's a frame of mind. I appreciate the question, it's got me thinking! :-)
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Hi Mpadgett..I did some visualization as to what i have enjoyed

doing and got my Passion.. then I saw photographs of How many

items Amazon Sells. .Choose a range of items for example Food

Processor with All the Bells and whistles [nice commissions ]

Plus low cost items but are bought on a regular basis for repeat

business.. Lastly your Niche is NOT cast in concrete.

Have the Mind set this is FUN ..enjoy this ADVENTURE
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Thanks David--I like your approach! I realized last night I need to have some fun and be creative with the niche thinking. Thanks again.
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TechieFinch Premium
From my understanding, it is important to choose a niche we like because we need to keep writing about it.

Because if we become an affiliate of certain companies like Amazon, we need to create contents about that niche and so we can put advertisements about that certain niche.

When readers visit our websites because of their interest about the niche you are writing, they are more likely of buying something from Amazon.

It is a subtle way of selling.

I came across a company other than Amazon and read their terms and conditions.

Here's a clause that made realized that we are not suppose to be selling the products directly or obviously.

"The Affiliate shall not purchase any Product(s) through his/her own Affiliate promotions. Also, the Affiliate shall not cause any third parties to use the Affiliate Program to purchase any Product(s) with the intention of reselling such product or for commercial use of any kind. "

What are your thoughts about this? Any suggestion?
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billy947 Premium
Hello Franklyn;
Which Affiliate did you get this from?

Bill
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HeidiY Premium
First point I think is more about not using your own links to gain commissions by you buying the product.

The second point I read to be aimed at not encouraging people who are buying to then resell to purchase through your affiliate links. They seem to want just personal shoppers as opposed to commercial buyers.

That's how I read it anyway.
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TechieFinch Premium
Hi Billy!

From one of the ecommerce stores here in Southeast Asia.
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TechieFinch Premium
Hi Heidi!

So it means it's really okay if your website looks obvious that you are directly advertising for them to buy?

So it means that you couldn't have someone buy stuffs from your links and sell them at the same price as long as you have an agreement that you both could take percentage of the commissions. Am I right?

Perhaps my understanding level is just so shallow.
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HeidiY Premium
Some websites make it look very prominent that they are there to sell products, personally I don’t like it. A nice call to action button eg. Check price here with a link I think looks much nicer, but that’s just me.

I wouldn’t be advertising that people can buy through your links and sell at same or increased price. No need to do that. You won’t know the buyer and what they do after they purchase will have nothing to do with you.

Edited to add: you should not be colluding with buyers to use your links and then sharing commissions.
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TechieFinch Premium
So for as long as you don't have any agreement or connection with the buyer, it really means that your website is okay to be like an extension of their store?

But, to me, it doesn't look appealing if I do that.

Thanks for answering my dumb questions! :)
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HeidiY Premium
No such thing as a dumb question :) I can't see that you have any control over what the buyer does with the product once it is purchased.

Hopefully someone with more experience than I will come along shortly in case I am completely misinterpreting this question. I don't think it would be a good idea to have another website like an e-commerce site linking back to your sites affiliate links, especially if you are associated with the other site. I think this is what is called black hat SEO and frowned upon by Google.

I'm not sure why you would do that anyway, concentrate on building a site for your niche, than your job is to get people to click the link and purchase, that's all.

It is actually the beauty of affiliate marketing because you don't hold stock, manage orders or post out.
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TechieFinch Premium
Along the training, my impression of the example shown, about the snack helmets, it looks like an extension of an ecommerce website.

For me, an ideal website to be an effective affiliate would be giving out your opinions on the product features, talking about what's new on the niche, and comparing related products of different brands.
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TechieFinch Premium
I'm impressed of your answers! I think I'm getting a deeper knowledge.

Still, we'll wait for others comments.
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Quiet clear
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TechieFinch Premium
Hello!

Need some help?
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TechieFinch Premium
Yes, it has been cleared.

Thanks to Heidi!
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I know that I want my niche to be in scrapbooking, it’s what I enjoy in my free time, spend a good amount of money on and could talk about all day long, but I’m trying to decide if I need to narrow it down more, decide on something more specific?
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Zappades Premium
To get a bit more specific wouldn't hurt I think, there's a scrapgook.com already.
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Bald Eagle Premium
I know nothing about it but I would think you do need to narrow it down.
Materials?
For children?
Single parent mothers?
Travellers?
Bloggers?
I don't know except to say the narrower the more likely you are to connect with your target market.
HTH
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CJennison Premium
Based on this lesson, I realized I had a niche without really knowing it. I asked myself "what online products and services did I use the most last year? Are these items that I would feel comfortable promoting and working with? Could I make some recommendations to others based on my experiences? " The answer was "yes," so, as someone who has made a living playing music professionally for many years, I have decided to run with Pro Music Gear as my first niche.
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adreyna Premium
Sounds like a great niche.
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dlinz Premium 6 minutes ago
i need help...i was in siterux adding my website address to the privacy statement ,i had copied my website address..but when i pasted ..it added more than just my website address..​ so i just deleted the privacy statement ...thinking that if i went back into siterubx again the privacy statement would still be listed so i could try to publish it again..its not there...what do i do ..help please
not sure how this works thing I posted my question several times note if i, in the right area!!
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Bald Eagle Premium
Sounds like you deleted the Privacy Statement in totality.
Try site support - they may be able to recover it.
Good luck
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RandiLee Premium
Hi there, were you able to resolve the private policy issue?
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Dinz, did you get your answer as yet?
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Bald Eagle Premium
It wasn't my problem. see above
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dlinz Premium
dlinz Premium 6 minutes ago
i need help...i was in siterux adding my website address to the privacy statement ,i had copied my website address..but when i pasted ..it added more than just my website address..​ so i just deleted the privacy statement ...thinking that if i went back into siterubx again the privacy statement would still be listed so i could try to publish it again..its not there...what do i do ..help please
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dlinz Premium
i need help...i was in siterux adding my website address to the privacy statement ,i had copied my website address..but when i pasted ..it added more than just my website address..​ so i just deleted the privacy statement ...thinking that if i went back into siterubx again the privacy statement would still be listed so i could try to publish it again..its not there...what do i do ..help please
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You can go back in to site content and do your privacy policy over .The template is always there.
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dlinz Premium
Thank you very much..i got confused thought i would have to start over at the begining of lesson..thanks again
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I know. It sounded like you were a little flustered lol
But I went into my back office to make sure the privacy was a permanent template, before I let you know.
It is still a pain in the butt to have to delete the material that you type your info into.
But I am glad I could give you good news : )
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Stamina275 Premium
Its so good to be able to refer back to these courses, everytime I come back to them to revise something I learn something new...Im starting to get a little bit more "comprehension fit" now that Im having to do more reading and writing so its good to come back to these things if i've missed something the first and sometimes the second time...
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RobertDoyle Premium
How true!
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I agree totally. I’m also finding out that many of my questions are being answered as I go through the lessons.
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imhopefull Premium
Hello. I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me out with. I chose a particular theme because I thought it would have a beautiful picture of a lighthouse. But when I visited the site the picture was not there. With that in mind, do we have to upload pictures for our sites? Also, I started three blogs on Wordpress.com. Can I transfer the content over to the new sites?
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mmonterola Premium
You can upload your own pictures or you can pick images from free websites as well.

You click publish if you're done with your blogs then it will go to your website.

These are all explained in Kyle's trainings, in course 1

Marita
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imhopefull Premium
Thanks mmonterola.
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Im new here but it does say you have to be premium member so that may be why
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imhopefull Premium
Thanks for your response. I am a premium member, but I have still haven't figured out how to get pictures on the site or how to transfer things over from my new site to the new site. But I'm going to keep plugging away.
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hi i had a online store once on e bay. i did really well on selling educational toys. You know like lots of leapfrog and ect....So as my niche i was going with Educational toys. Do you think that is a good one or do i have to get more specific on the niche?
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UrsaMajor Premium
I think it's fantastic! You can also break it down on your site for age groups or school grade, as that's how I shop for my son.
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Using age groups sounds like an excellent idea. That’s how I look for games for my grandchildren online. Great suggestion @UrsaMajor !
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I decided to go with something way more simple for a niche just till I can get things down to a t, something Ive always wanted was a coffee house. Coffee for me is pretty much a way of life. I don't start the day until after that first cup and I don't end the day until the last cup. So for now I'm going to clear my head of everyother idea running and focus on this.
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MozMary Premium
great, remember you have two free sites to use for the training so you don't have to commit straight away to any one niche, you'll get a feel for what you'd like as you get more experience
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twhitsend Premium
Hi,
I'm just starting this adventure on a shoe string budget. With the starter account what kind of costs should I expect? It sounds like I need to register a domain, have a website, not sure what other pieces yet. I'm trying to get involved with my eyes wide open.
Thanks
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LacedUp Premium
Hi,

I was in a similar position to you at the beginning. Registering a domain is a great idea as the free websites don't rank so well in Google. You can register a domain outside of WA, that's what I did. WA domains are about $15 a year from what I noted.

Then take your first month's premium membership for $19. After that it's $49 monthly or $359 (I think) for yearly.

For me, its worth the cost as I'd not have been able to build ny site to the level I have without access to the full training here. That's about all I paid out for and continue to pay for 6 months in.

All the best!
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twhitsend Premium
Thank you,
Who did you use to register the domain. There are a ton of sites and some have lost credibility.
Thanks again
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MozMary Premium
hold on, did you say Starter? Well you don't buy a domain there, own domains need hosting and you will be moving on to Premium. Someone has told you the costs already for that, and that includes hosting, so around $15 plus Premium membership, most people don't spend any more till their sites are making money for them

You have two free sites in Starter, once you go Premium you unlock all the training and can't go back down to Starter

You can buy domains here at WA, but do the training on it first, no need to rush in till you know your niche and what you want
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Yes, I'd like to know that as well.
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LacedUp Premium
I used lcn to register a my domains because I wanted dot co dot uk sites which WA don't offer. For my dot com I used Bluehost because I'd bought this before I discovered WA. I just turn my DNS servers to WA for hosting here (DNS stuff is explained in the training). Hope that helps.
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I was sure I ad put this on Questions only so apologies if you read this a 2nd time in Comments.

OK I followed the sitebuilder link that was before the video and went through the stages of building a site. Its only when I came back to the lesson and went on to the video that I realised a mistake I made. I need to know if and how I can change the Website URL as it doesn't reflect the niche I chose. Oops!
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newmarketpro Premium
Just delete the site and create a new one.
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newmarketpro Premium
Just delete the site and create a new one.
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Thanks newmarketpro and sorry if I'm being a bit slow here but I've looked at the site on Site Manager and even logged into the admin for it and I can't see how to delete it.
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OK I followed the sitebuilder link that was before the video and went through the stages of building a site. Its only when I came back to the lesson and went on to the video that I realised a mistake I made. I need to know if and how I can change the Website URL as it doesn't reflect the niche I chose. Oops!
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UrsaMajor Premium
Sorry, you can't change a domain name once you have purchased it.
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Lynzy Premium
Hello All,

I hope I'm asking this in a way you guys understand. I already have content on my site and I'm trying to check and see if it is duplicated, so far its been saying that all my post is somewhere floating around on someone else's page.

My question is could it be saying its duplicated because my post have already been indexed in google and if that's the case should copy and paste it into the site content and then delete first?

Thanks in Advance,

Lynzy
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MozMary Premium
could you clarify:

your content is indexed and what is telling you it is duplicate at this point? Did you paste it into sitecontent to check that, in which case it will know and call it duplicate

and now you are thinking of copying it from your site to sitecontent and deleting it on the site and republishing? <---doesn't sound like a good idea
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Lynzy Premium
Thank You For Getting Back
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Patty37 Premium
I have a niche, one of many, that I really want to start with. I think it may be to broad. I am passionate about being a single mom and overcoming so many obstacles. Should I narrow this down or keep it broad. I want it to be more directed towards taking care of self while being a single mom. Any tips or suggestions?
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Zappades Premium
It is quite broad, taking care of what, body, mind, money?
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Patty37 Premium
I was thinking the mental aspect because of course when you change your mindset, you can change other things.
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Zappades Premium
ok, a better mindset for single moms?
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Patty37 Premium
Yes. Should I stick with that or gradually add more information targeting other areas like, body, money, etc.?
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Zappades Premium
Stick with that in the beginning to get targeted audience then later you can get more diversified
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Patty37 Premium
Okay. Thank you so very much.
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Zappades Premium
You're welcome Patty
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