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 - A Comprehensive Platform Walk-through

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: Completing Your Account Setup (It's 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, goals)


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Hi, My passion is Schnauzers but I picked up your saying that when deciding on your niché your main aim should be to help people. It was a Damascus moment when I realised I have found the final piece of my Life Puzzle. My entire life I have cared for invalids and physically handicapped family members. My greatest problem was finding anything that could assist me to make life easier for the patient as well as for myself as the carer. I would therefore like to concentrate on all the available gadgets and goodies that could improve the quality of life of both patient and carer. Would this be a suitable niché as I am sure there must be many people out there needing assisted living ideas? Would it be better just to concentrate on Stroke patients and Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers?
Thank you!
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feigner Premium
with the solutions you will find with the gadgets to assist the carers - it should be a very good niche.
you can have a broad site but concentrate on one area until you have exhausted it - so pick stroke patients and just write about that area.
then go on to Arthritis sufferes and help them.
Good luck with your online journey
phil
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MozMary Premium
if you've ever used disability aids then you'll know one product can be useful to many different conditions, I've actually used these aids in the past and it seems crazy to me to see people telling you to aim for this group or that if they haven't used them, I was not an arthritis person but still needed some stuff they may have used - you should know this if you are experienced

also, you have free sites to go through the training, you can experiment on one of those so you can change it up when you get a better feel for it

sounds like you have experience in that niche, and your passion is the other schnauzer niche too - you can help people with schnauzers if you like too :D but work only one niche website at a time, just saying it's all helping 'people' in the end

also check your competition out there to see how they are doing stuff
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Feigned has the right idea for you. I think that is a wonderful idea.
Are you going to focus on the care for the physical handicapped? You could focus on the products that help with transferring them from their bed to their wheelchair for example. Then once you have exhausted that you could move on to shower equipment and so on. You could do it this eddy no matter what type of individual you are trying to help.
Your niche is very doable and who better to do it than someone who could benefit from discovering ways to make both the patient and care givers life easier.
Best Of Luck In All You Do
Lee Ann
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Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
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Hi Lee Ann, Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. I only thought about making life easier for people who became disabled as result of a stroke or severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and now battle to do what they used to be able to do, like the bed & shower bit that you suggest. It is a very frustrating position to be in and I would just like to make life easier for all concerned.
Thank you for your input.
Best of Luck to you too.
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Thanks MozMary, much appreciated. Yeah, I'd love to do the Schnauzers one day but will stick to the helpful gadgets first.
How do I check the opposition?
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SEK Premium
I would be happy having a successful website. My website is going to be educational. If I can help people, that will be my motivation. If I have to put a monetary value on it, I would be happy making a thousand dollars a month.

I would be ecstatic if I made 50 000 dollars a year.

I am willing to put a couple hours a night into the website.

This is my second website. I also made a website through Wealthy Affiliate Boot Camp. My other website is AvoidScam.Org.

I never made any money off of it. I put money and a lot time into it. I don't look at it as waste of time because I did learn how to build a website and also learned affiliate marketing.
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QUESTION - I am really into “men’s watches”. If I were going to use that as my niche should I narrow it down more? Narrow to maybe just “automatic watches” or “digital watches” or only “Swiss watches” or only one brand of watches like “Tag Watches”. Or maybe just simple “men’s watches”? I don’t know... Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
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feigner Premium
i would keep it at mens watches, but work out what new info you are bringing to the table or what problem or desire you are creating solutions for.
good luck with your online journey
phil
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Thanks! I am still just starting with the WA training so still not crystal clear on the idea but was basically just planning on doing reviews of a bunch of different watches. Do you think that will work? What do you mean by “what problem or desire I will be creating a solution for?” With regards to watches, any ideas
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Also, after watching the video and thinking about the website piece, how do I go about creating a website that integrates with one I already have established and which the domain is owned by the company; I have the site as an independent contractor. Do I create a new site with a name around the business field and just add in links to drive website visitors to my other site?
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onmyownterms Premium
No, depending on the program (I'm a veteran of multiple MLMs), most do not allow distributors to establish websites outside of their company-provided replicated website. Be sure to check with the company to find out if you're allowed to link to the replicated site - none of the MLMs I was involved with allowed that. Also, if you don't have much content, you won't get much traffic to your site as it could just be seen as a 'bridge page' to your other site. That doesn't mean you couldn't have a site that's in a different niche though.
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Hi. Thanks for the info/insight. I'm certainly going to have to get thinking .. and get creative!
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FrancineDeni Premium
I am at the portion of video where Kyle says to "visit" site (approx 9:41), and to right click on the site to view page source. The box that opens on my page doesn't give that option. It only offers Back, reload page, open in dash, save page as, and print page. Am I missing something?
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Kyle Premium
That is because you are likely clicking on a link. You will want to click on "white space" on the page, and it will trigger a different menu.

I hope this helps. ;)
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NNagle Premium
I have a website with another host sever how can I transfer to WA?
I contacted my host server NetrRegistry, Australia and they explained that if I point my server to WA my website won't work?
My website is www.groutsolutionsperthwa.com.au
I had it built in wordpress and would like to optimise it on the WA platform.
Could you please help by looking at my website and tell me what to do??
I would appreciate this very much if you can assist me.and if you have any questions please contact me.

Best wishes
Noel
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jbcross22 Premium
This is partly true because what I'm sure they meant is that it won't work until you rebuild your site in the WA system. If you created the site in Wordpress you need the export your site using a WP plugin then you will import it over to your new site hosted here.

I suggest building a new free rubix site then importing the file from your old site.

If you can transfer your domain over to WA then you don't need to worry about the Name or host Server issue

Good luck to you and if you need more help feel free to ask.
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NNagle Premium
Hi jbcross22,
Thanks for the info will try this and let you know how it goes.
Best wishes to you
Noel
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NNagle Premium
Hi jbcross22
I have created a new free rubix site and also backed up my old site. Can I import my back up files to the rubix site and if so how do I do this?
Also have WP Clone on both sites.
Once again thank you for your help.
Noel
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jbcross22 Premium
So I have never used WP Clone but from their page after you select the Plugin it says you would need to restore from the URL on your .rubix site (I'm assuming when you did your back up they gave you a URL).
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can someone help me understand the process of making my website it is asking me about a home title that should be about 25-30 words but i have never seen nor created a title that was more than a couple words long. what exactly should i be putting in that description bar?
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Kerjackie Premium
The title of your website will show up when you get ranked in Google and other searches engines. The home title won't show up on your website.
Then you will make a home description of what your website is about and how it will benefit people.
Go back to Kyle'VIDEO" Level first. Did you buy a Domain name?
your Domain name will reflect your website.
Jacqueline
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I have just arrived and have tried several other sites over the last year. I do not like the hype of a couple of them and I do need assistance in getting started in the proper direction. So far I am impressed over the way and direction the site is going.
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sounds encouraging
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kelseynocek Premium
Would 'cheap travel' be considered a niche? I LOVE finding cheap flights for people because it is possible to do things on the cheap side? Or is that too broad?

Also, would alternative fitness be a niche? (alternative fitness being..acro yoga, rock climbing, fire spinning, silks, areal arts, poii..etc)
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I would first do a question
I want to help people that ______.
Fill in the blank.

I would then do a search in Jaaxy to find out how much competition there is.

Hope this helps : )
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kelseynocek Premium
Shall do! Thank you!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No problem my friend. Anytime : )
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Another question, At this stage of the game I'm not a premium member, so I get to set up a site with a sub domain, but what if I upgrade after my initial setup? Do I then scrap the subdomain site and start a new site with my own domain?
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edensbox Premium
If you get your own domain, you can transfer all your info to it. Make sure you do redirects from the old site to the new one so google knows where it moved and that it is not duplicate.

The easiest way to do the redirects is with a plugin called Redirection
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LeeMcQuay Premium
if you decide to buy your own domain, you will be able to transfer your subdomain through Wealthy Affiliate at no cost. It is also very simple to do.
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VitaliyG Premium
Nono, you can keep the sub domain or ideally purchase your own main domain and move the sub domain onto it.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Doesn't it automatically get redirected once you transfer through Wealthy Affiliate?
Mine did and I had no plugin.
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Do I have to build a website now or can I continue with the training then come back and build it then? Also do you have to, or should you have an LLC or another entity set up in order to get a site up and running? It seems so early to set up a site now. It seems like such a huge commitment so early in the game. And Im not even a premium member. What if I decide to forget about this whole endeavor , what happens then?
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I would suggest watching the video, then begin to build per lesson, leaving the guide open that's posted below the video.
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That is just how I have been doing it, it helps just to double check I am doing things correctly.

We all learn differently though, I like to practice what I see.

Just remember, it takes search engines a couple weeks to catch onto your website.

There is no pressure, should be no stress, you should be having fun building your business!

Uncertainty can be scary, but we can do anything we put our minds too.
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Thank You, Jolie
For the encouragement. I can talk myself out of anything. I have to ponder a little more.
All the best to You
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KamieB Premium
Okay I have three questions.

1: The theme I chose already has an about the author on the side. But I can't seem to be able to find a way to put my About Me post inside it.

2: Inside widgets there is something called a page sidebar. I put dummy content in it to try and find where it was located on my site but found nothing.

3: My theme seems to be tailored more toward a heavy blogger or writer. I wanted to potentially change it. But when I click on change theme it redirects to a new page that is all white and has tiny words saying Bad Request. What is going on here?
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Kamie,
I hope I can at least point you in the right direction. I'm still fairly new at this...

You can delete those default posts the theme has set in place such as comments, pages, and posts, by following the instructions in lesson 5.

There, Kyle instructs us to remove any posts and pages before we input our own to make it a blank canvas.

I haven't quite explored the the widgets portion just yet so I don't have much information there.

As for themes, as a STARTER, you can select one theme for your site, and are given a few extras to choose from but you can only change them through your wordpress amin. page.

Premium members get access through the WA site to change themes and edit posts, etc.
Starters have to edit through Wordpress admin login.

Honestly, if you aren't a fan of your theme, you could always hit the reset button ( delete your site and start over, but I'd only do this if you have nothing on there, or have saved all of the posts you have already created thus far to a word document).
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IanCross Premium
I did my about me post last night, took me a while, all the writing was straight off the top of my head, yet it said it contained duplicate content. I published anyway of course anyone as I've no idea which part was elsewhere on the net. Should I be worried about this hurting my rankings?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
That was the first post you have made right?
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IanCross Premium
yes
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Dale123 Premium
If you legitimately didn't copy anything from elsewhere then I wouldn't worry about it - likely just a glitch or something :)
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flover06 Premium
OK the question is why should we publish the "About me" as a post and not a page? Isn't it the case that as we move forward and add more and more posts to the main page, the older posts become archived and can't be visible anymore? Isn't it the purpose of "About me" content to be always visible to the visitors so especially the new visitors could have a chance to know more about you? Can someone please clarify?
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feigner Premium
you can add the about me to your menu structure so it is always visible - the reason it is a post is to allow change- people adding comments.
pages are more static information without comments - although this can be changed.
so add your about me to your menu either at the top of the footer menu and it will always be visible.
Good luck with your online journey
Phil
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MariaB4 Premium
When I start the training, I also have had the About Me as a pots. Now, I have it as a page and it's on main navigation. But, do not forget to disable the comments possibility on this page.
I agree with what you mentioned.
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flover06 Premium
Perfect answer Phil... thank you so much... you guys are awesome
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newmarketpro Premium
It is more of personal preference. Some people post it as a page and some prefer post it as a post. If you post it as a post but you don't want it to show together with the other post, you can exclude if from the blog post if your theme has that option.

I would prefer to post it as a page.

:)
Joe
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flover06 Premium
Thank you Maria... I think the solution and the reasoning Phil provided below my post is very logical too. I have asked this cause I have seen countless websites having this as a page not a post but I trust the judgement of the guys here which are truly knowledgeable about what they are talking about.
Thanks again and wish you all the best with your journey towards entrepreneurship.
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flover06 Premium
Good to know Joe... I've seen so many people doing what you do and publish it as a page. Also referring to the Phil above, I think adding it to the menu structure could also be a good logical thing to do though I don't know how to do it at the moment.
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newmarketpro Premium
You can control what are in the navigation through menu creation and management i.e. Appearance > Menu.
If you happen to visit any authority site, all their pages normally located at the footer section together with legal pages, contact me page, support link etc. You can always create "page menu" and Main Menu and place it where you want it to be shown via widget or theme customization.

Again, all these are personal preference and not a rule.

Joe
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flover06 Premium
Thanks for your detailed answer Joe... it warms the heart when I find myself among such dedicated caring people like you here
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newmarketpro Premium
Thank you for your kind words Mohammad. I believe that the spirit we are living with in WA. I am learning while helping - by no means I am the expert, sharing a little thing we know to someone who needs it will make a difference.

:)
Joe
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Okay thank you it my first time too
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MariaB4 Premium
You're welcome! Best of luck to you too!
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Familyman82 Premium
It's suppose to be a page. Been a while since I've been through the training here but that is for sure how they taught (About Me=Page) it when I took it.

I would make it a page for the very reason you just stated- An "About Me" page needs to be evergreen content...aka a page!
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flover06 Premium
Yeah I thought so too... Just posted this question cause it says in the video lesson that it should be published as a post and not a page... anyway thanks for the advice
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H08511748 Premium
Also when purchasing the logo i was offered a free domain name and a free website. The website doesn't interest me as i am building one here at WA. I will take the domain and keep it but would you guys take the free website even though i wouldn't no what to do with it as have one under WA.

Thank you
Craig
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H08511748 Premium
Hi All

I have recently purchased a logo for my website and want to add it to my website as a header and want to change the colour of my website content. I have had a go but it doesnt look right can anyone help me please?

Thank You
Craig
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MariaB4 Premium
Hi Craig,

In WordPress, select Appearance->Customize. Depends on your theme, under General Settings->Header Image you should be able to upload the logo.
In the same area, you should be able to change the color.

Hope this helps.
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JarrettB20 Premium
Is health and fitness a good niche to pick or is that niche crowded with lots of people to compete with? My main concern is being able to get my website to be recognized on page 1 of google in about a years time? Is that do able in health fitness?
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of the health/fitness niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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JarrettB20 Premium
Damn dude that was actually really helpful. Well for starters I went ahead and purchased the domain name www.thewhitecollarathlete.com yesterday. And I was gonna base my brand off of strength training and body building. Potentially blogging about diet hacks, supplementation, cool gym wear, etc. Is this too broad? Do I need to add more? Is there anything that I'm missing?
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Ricargon Premium
That's a great niche you have there Jarrett, it's probably one of the hottest niches out there right now. The fact that you're into that makes it an ideal niche for you.

In response to your comment about doing diet hacks, supplementation and so forth, stick to what Kyle mentioned earlier and focus on one specific thing you can offer your viewers.

I'm sure you can bring in other ideas into it, but start out with what it is that you can help them in right now, on whatever is more in demand then bring in your other ideas.

So you'll probably have to figure out what or where the priority needs to be focused on first then follow up with the other things ie. diet hacks, cool gym wear and so on.

You wouldn't want to sell cool gym gear or fitness equipment if the main demand is weight loss.

Take care of the demand or problem people have now. There are other ways and ideas to find out what your audience want and need. Through surveys and things like that on your blog, but focus on the main issue first.

I'm into fitness myself, I'd like to see what your blog looks like when you're done. Please hit me up and let me know once you're done with it.

Keep rockin' it!

Rick
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RobertDoyle Premium
I completely agree with Kyle. IS your niche weight loss? Perhaps diabetes. Lots of people looking for ways to help with that. Perhaps Healthful Eating. Find a sub-niche you REALLY like.
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litos316 Premium
I’m starting with work out for beginners and motivate them to not give up ! Health and fitness is always on demand ! Mine is for the regular guy like me !
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RitaAnn Premium
What do you enjoy or really love about the niche that you would like to help others with? Something that you could do for years and not get frustrated or burned out?
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flover06 Premium
Is an idea like "Recommending a series of products that belong to different categories based on pre-defined criteria" could also be considered as a niche or should it be focused on a particular set of products? If the answer to this question is yes, is it possible to build a website based on this idea without any technical knowledge and just using the website building platform here?
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Dunvant Premium
sounds very wide to me need to narrow it down
try doing a plan - a list of
what you would write about in 10 content pages before you will see where you are going then and it will give you an idea if this niche is what you want to do
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Familyman82 Premium
If they 're all made by the same company or brand than I would say go for it!

If they are not you could still do it but it would be harder to get ranked by the usual free traffic sources.

Well unless you already have a strong link Profile with a different website that you control and could link to the new site from.

Personally I would focus on a particular brand until I established some credibility and branch out from there but it could be done your way to.

It would just take some time and a few well written and we'll placed PPC ads to get traffic flowing.
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flover06 Premium
It's just an idea at the moment... I'm a complete newbie to this and I'm not even sure that I can work that easily with this website building platform... anyway I just hope that I get better and better by following the step by step lessons here
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Micachick Premium
Please help. I'm trying to create menu and it looks nothing like the training video. It walks you step by step but as I was following t h e video, what the menu format on the video looks different from on my appearance /menu screen. Like where I'm supposed to type "top navigation", on my screen it's other places to type "top navigation", apparently I typed "top navigation", in the wrong place or field and also I can't remember how to change my theme, I'd like to select a different theme.
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Larmu189 Premium
here jay training..hope you help..
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Mezzok Premium
OK -- I have an idea for a niche that might be kind of fun! My grandparents were Ukrainian and I grew up in Canada attending a Ukrainian Church, dancing, cooking, decorating easter eggs, etc. How about a niche around Ukrainian holidays or traditions? I could find a lot of content and topics to write about....and it would bring me back to my roots! Feedback welcome!
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onmyownterms Premium
I like it, but how would you monetize it?
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Mezzok Premium
Thanks @onmyownterms! There are alot of traditional products and Ukrainian-themed products on Amazon and other sites. Easter eggs, decorative linens, clothing, etc.. Religious items as well for celebrating holidays,
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Great idea... go for it!
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NicoleO2 Premium
I think that sounds great!!
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NileshMistry Premium
Hello everyone, I really need some help here please.
I have been stuck on this niche business for about 3 days now, and I really need to move on, it's doing my head in.
So, I thought I had a niche and even started on the website for it, it was on Natural Dog Care.
After asking Kyle what he thought about it, I realised I rushed into it to quickly and like Kyle said it was too broad, so I scrapt it.
I have some other ideas, and asked Kyle about them, but you no how it is, he's a very busy man, plus I thought it would be better to ask the wider community and get multiple thoughts.
1. personal development or life coaching, helping people find financial and social freedom.
2. Software DJing or music production. Helping people learn or master music production and DJing using computer softwares.
3. Growing food from seeds all year round, indoors or outdoors in pots and containers. Helping people grow Veg, herbs, spices etc easily and officiantly.
Please do tell me if you think there all rubbish, I'm sure I can come up with more if needed.
Thank you
I really hope you can help, I just want to get on with the training and begin working on my first website.
I have asked Michael, A very good coach to me on WA, and he was very helpful, just wanted to here other peoples thoughts if that's ok.
Thanks in advance
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Dunvant Premium
Your passion should help what you choose. None of them are rubbish, It is deciding what you enjoy best out of the list and not going too broad with it and making a plan of what your content pages are going to be about.
Make a plan as you go through training you will see that you have to write a lot of content pages. This is what WA is all about. I haven't been here long but what I have learned is that I wish I had made a list first of about 10pages
Say you wrote about makeup there is
Eyeshadow,
Lipstick,
Foundation,
Blusher
mascara
and so much more
Hope this helped
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Nilesh,

WOW! You sir how many talents. This is great news.


I personally like to grow my own food.

I think helping others to grow their own food all year round is a great idea.

It is specific and answers an all year round question and it is evergreen, meaning, peope are continuously looking for it.

growyourownfood.com could be a great name as well.

The personal develpment and life coaching I'd stay clear of. I wanted to go into the Self Help niche as well, and Kyle said, that it was a trap niche. I believed him because I promoted products for it before and sold zero! Not good.

However, I am not saying you can't be successful in this either just because I was not.

Software DJing - I know nothing here.

Find out what questions are asking in Google regarding these topics and build a niche around the most common ones.

It can't be too narrow because you will run out of content.

Too broad and your site has no definition and will confuse people.


Financial Freedom is a good one and you can leverage ways to make money online by showing others how to do Affiliate Marketing. The advantage of this niche, I have come to learn, is people will find you REALLY looking for a way to make money online - this is high quality traffic and I have no doubt would convert well.

affiliateproneur.com could be available and you simply show all the ways people can make money online. You simply explain, SHOW people how they too can do this from home.

I hope this helps a little.
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I agree with Dunvant saying that you must do something that you more passionate about out of the three. Another way to choose to to check the market and want people want ,but make sure its something you would love to do and not just do it cause it is in demand. If i were you I would go for either number 1 or 2 , but its up to you . If you do music software and learning try to do it maybe on a widely used brand to narrow it down so you do not have ten different software's to work with and teach different things for each one. Regarding the life coaching maybe do one specific aspect, like just finance , then create another website on social and then just link the two and reference them if that makes sense
I hope this helps you :)
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Ricargon Premium
Hi Nile,

I saw that your first choice for a niche was " Natural Dog Care" why did you choose that niche to begin with?

Is it a passion of yours or is it something that you thought would be easy to write and talk about? What is your reason for the other niches that you posted?

For me, it did seem a bit complicated at first. Remember, the videos are giving you ideas, not suggestions on what examples to choose from and just dive into hoping that you'll find something to write about.

These niches have to start from the bottom and grow in time as you add more content to your blog. Anything can be a niche, but if there is something on the list that WA has that can trigger your mind then the list has done its job. What do you do already that you can offer those who come to you?

I'll give you an example of a niche I was thinking about doing. It is on locksmithing. That is a broad niche since there are all kinds of sub and micro niches that can come out of that one topic.

I used to be a locksmith back in 1985 and made lots of money doing it. Opening locked cars, businesses, mailboxes, residential door locks, I also took apart locks and rekeyed locks for home and businesses.

Since most of my friends know I'm a locksmith, I get asked lots of questions regarding locksmithing, but there was a common problem they all had with their locks. They didn't turn smoothly or it kept jamming on them. So I showed them how to lube their locks to keep them from getting sticky and solved their problem. I also told them when to notice for signs of a worn out key and when it would be a good time to throw away and destroy their keys when they got worn out at a certain point.

These are specific things that were common and always asked of me because who doesn't have a lock on their car, home, business. There are many ways to clean a lock without having a locksmith charge you a service fee just to go out and then lube your lock for $30 on top of the $30 plus service charge to go to your place.

Now don't get any ideas and start up a niche like this unless you know what you're doing and talking about. This is just my example of what I was passionate about then and how it can be a nice little micro niche for me now.

The point of the niche is to get it started by letting people know why you are passionate about what you're informing them on and help them solve a problem. Once you help them enough that they can see that you know what you're talking about they'll listen to you when you start referring them to affiliates that you recommend because you have already helped them enough with your free information from your niche blog.

Can you see where I'm going with this now? That list of niches you wrote about can work, if you know what you're talking about and passionate about. I know some people may say you don't have to know a lot about it, but if you're going to learn about a certain topic you know nothing of, for example, locksmithing and think it's a cool thing to learn. Then as you start learning this trade you will write about what you learned and help inform others about how they too can benefit from what you have learned.

I would write down on paper what you're passionate about and write in detail why you love, like, hate, dislike, get pleasure from, are asked most about, get advice from, know how to do with ease, just brainstorm and you'll see how things will start to come together.

If it gets too complicated, let it go and leave Wealthy Affiliate for a couple of hours then come back when you've cleared your mind. Trying to do everything in a day, a week, a month and expect to have major results with that little time is only going to cause you to discourage yourself.

You wanted to hear someone's opinion, well here's mine. It doesn't have to be complicated. Take it one step at a time and work it until you know it is something you want to share with others, then the writing will flow.

I hope this serves you and others out there who are struggling with this and brings some clarity on how to approach the topic of niches. This isn't a "how to" post either. It's just what I have picked up since I've been here in WA and it is amazing what they have here for us. Don't worry about not getting it. You will.

Best to you and hope your mind clears enough to be able to see what you're truly passionate about.

Be safe and God bless,

Rick
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NileshMistry Premium
yes that was very helpful thank you very much, I used your example and listed things I could write about for all 3, it looks like growing food all year round is the thing I can write the most about.
Thanks again
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NileshMistry Premium
Thank you for that, yes that was very helpful, I think I'm leaning tawards growing your own food, although I imagine that domain is probably taken, I'm thinking GrowCookEat.com or something like that.
Thank you so much for your help!
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NileshMistry Premium
Thank you, I have decided, although I am interested in personal development and stuff, I don't no enough about it, and wouldn't be very confident writing about it.
If I was going to do music production and DJing, I would probably pick 1 or 2 software to write tips and tutorials for.
After listening to peoples advice and thinking a bit more, I came to the conclusion that Growing your own food would be the thing I'm most comfortable with, and would probably enjoy the most, please could you tell me why only 1 and 2 are ok to pick from? do you think 3 is too braud, or is it the compitition?
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NileshMistry Premium
This was very helpful and given me a lot to think about, Thank you for getting me to ask myself what problem people come to me with, that was very helpful.
The natural dog care thing was something I rusht into, have a slight interest in it, but not really passionate enough to do it properly.
After reading everyone alses very helpful replies, I was going to go into growing your own food all year round, I still think that could work, I am passionate about it, and have a lot to say on the subject, however, after reading your reply, it got me thinking, I'm sure theres other things people come to me for help with.
I think i'm going to do what you said, take a break for a bit, clear my head and come back to it when i'm not freaking out.
Thanks a lot.
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Ricargon Premium
Hi Nile

Be prepared to get a load of information flowing through your mind once you have slowed down and focused on what you know.

You're going to have tons of ideas so get your paper ready to start jotting them down. If you get too excited just leave it and come back to it. We have to train our mind to give us information when we ask for it.

So when you're relaxed and ready to go to work just allow your mind to give you the information you need by going over the ideas you've written down and go to town with it.

I'm working on my project too and believe me, it sounds easy when you type it and explain it to someone like I'm doing now, but doing it is a whole different story.

Don't get frustrated because it will happen a lot if you don't prepare yourself. It's when we just think we can log on WA and follow the videos and expect all the answers to our problems to be given to us in a few lessons.

We have to do our part and practice and put to the test things we've learned here in WA, listen to other's who are successful, read books on things that will help us learn good habits and get rid of the ones that hold us back from moving forward.

This community is filled with people like that are willing to help. I'm sure you'll get over this little hump. Once you've slowed down your mind it will be ready for ya.

Glad to hear you're not freaking out anymore, LoL!

Talk to you soon

Rick
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I'd search out of country, watch shark tank and more. That's just me though.
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KelliG1 Premium
I think your 2nd and 3rd ideas are great and would be of interest to others. I peronally would be interested in the 3rd one.Hope that helps a little
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Hi everyone!
I have a few ideas for a niche, and I wondered what advice or comments you all might have!

A) A niche promoting environmentally friendly/sustainable products

B) A niche promoting sustainable agricultural products

C) A niche promoting photography gear and/or training offers

D) A niche promoting educational materials/classroom supplies

THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
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aspiring1 Premium
for me its letter C
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I say c sounds better
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I like the educational materials niche! teachers are always looking for materials to help teach a lesson and a deal if they can get it
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KelliG1 Premium
I like C
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Please tell me upfront. Can I learn how to make money and make money (real money) completely free? I know I will have to pay for upgrades and stuff like that, but can you show a completely penniless person lift themselves by the bootstraps until they are able to afford any paid services? If I have to pay upfront to get any money, then this is the same thing I have been going through on the net. Please help.
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Bryan8 Premium
Yes. There's a few starter members that have made money. Just realize that you'll have to work even harder to get to monetize a free site. It won't be quick or easy but it can be done.
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Ricargon Premium
Hi Kitonei,

If Wealthy Affiliate has given members a free account with enough tools to get one started, the rest has to come from you Kitonei.

Wealthy Affiliate is a business that has invested millions of dollars to bring the type of technology in one platform in order for the members to succeed in their journey to online success.

The monthly fee doesn't come close to other online marketing programs that charge separately for most of the features that WA gives for one low monthly fee.

I understand that $49 dollars a month can be too much for some people, but if you can't afford the monthly fee you are still given the opportunity to learn as much as you can from the members here in WA as long as you apply yourself and set goals to get yourself to a premium member.

There is no other system that I know of that compares to WA when it comes to offering so much on one platform at such an affordable price.

If you don't have the money for the monthly fee, WA allows you to keep your account free of charge. It may be limited, but you have the tools to make money if you apply yourself.

It took me 20 years to finally come to a system that offered what WA is practically giving away. I don't think you have any idea what it would cost the members if WA decided to charge for the WP themes, the Site Content Editor, the countless training videos that take you by the hand to move forward on any project, they truly are putting out more than they take in.

They are in it for the long haul, they are leading by example. These guys have been online for over 10 years and have grown into a community of entrepreneurs that bring in probably 10 times the wealth of information and expertise than the years they've been in business.

They invest millions to make peanuts, but their goal is to be in it for years to come in order to see others succeed the way they've succeeded.

Can you make money in WA? The answer is yes. You can make money if you apply yourself and get creative in your plan to success.

Wishing you the best and hope you find it in yourself to not think that you don't have what it takes because there are people that have less than you make it happen for them.

Be safe and God bless,

Rick
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honsu Premium
Well said Ricargon, very well said indeed. You are truly inspiring yourself. Keep up the good work my good sir.
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jydn101 Premium
SO while watching the training videos, I was creating my website at the same time. I would watch the video, step by step, pause it switch screens and follow the steps. But, on my website, I don't have a home button. I am not sure how to add that in there and I am not sure why it isn't there.
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Bryan8 Premium
You need to create a home page in your menu. And add the menu to the page. It's in the training you just might not be that far yet.
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Okay, so a couple of things!

1) My premium membership ends in roughly 2 days. I'm a college student and have recently spent quite a bit of money on school supplies for summer classes. In your opinion, would Premium be worth the money?

2) I have a few ideas for a niche, and I wondered what advice or comments you all might have!

A) A niche promoting environmentally friendly/sustainable products

B) A niche promoting sustainable agricultural products

C) A niche promoting photography gear and/or training offers

D) A niche promoting educational materials/classroom supplies

THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
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onmyownterms Premium
1) Do yourself a favor and go annual if you can - $359 is significantly less than $49/mo.
2) I like A and B, but that's because I'm into the environment. Any of them would work as long as you think about what I wrote in this post:
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RobertDoyle Premium
Any of those you mentioned could be a good niche. I like several of them. The one you are most passionate about is probably the best choice. I am drawn to sustainable agricultural products. I am also drawn to educational/classroom supplies. I think that is a really good one that does not have a lot of competition. Of course, you may want to research that. I haven't checked it, but I personally don't think there are many sites devoted specifically to that. ( I could be wrong.) I have been a teacher, and often, we teachers end up buying some of our own supplies. Would be good to have a spot where those related items could be found in one place. Could also blog about those products or general teacher stuff. I even thought about something sort of like that with a different twist, but my niche is something quite different from this at this time. I will be curious to know which direction you go. Any of those could good be great niches.
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Thank you so much for your input! I haven't quite decided yet, as I do definitely want to research a bit first, but I will certainly take all of this into consideration!
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Gys21 Premium
hi! i have a problem in this training camp 7, upon publishing my website to google, google checks it and came up with result of letting me know that my website is not unique. what should i do? is it ok to go on continue or i need to edit my website again until google will get me a checking mark.
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newmarketpro Premium
How did Google notified you that the website is not unique? Or are you talking about publishing the post from siterubix? If you have written the content with your own words, style and 'voice', just publish it to your wordpress site.

:)
Joe
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Gys21 Premium
What i have not written with my own words are the policy privacy. I just edited it only by changing some words. Thanks for the reply.
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jydn101 Premium
So after some thought, as a dog groomer for 10 years, I will stick with pet care and grooming and would like to include proper equipment for grooming pets at home. While I worked in the pet industry I had many customers ask me certain things of recommendation to buy to groom their own pets at home because it is becoming an expensive appt per customer. The big companies are constantly increasing prices and customers are no longer able to afford to use a pet groomer and would rather do it themselves.
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jbcross22 Premium
It's great that you found something that your passionate about it will take you so much further. I always tell people don't try to make money online or you won't make anything make a dime provide value and you'll make millions.
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Wow! What an awesome niche! It definitely sounds to me like you are really onto something with this.

Best of luck to you!
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KelliG1 Premium
This is a great niche!! Dog grooming is expensive and I have looked online for how to do it myself being that I have 3 dogs of my own. Good luck!
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I keep trying to go back to where I am in my training and cannot find the place ti click to get me back into the training module so I can get my different tasks completed. Where is it? Do I have to start all over and go through the task training again?
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newmarketpro Premium
Click the training tab at the left hand side and it shows where you are at the training module.
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Just follow the step they said..
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IanCross Premium
If you are choosing a niche, should it be to promote a product, or can it be to promote a company you are an affiliate of?
For instance, if you write a post about a particular subject such as how to write headlines on an ebay listing, and you have a banner promoting a drop shipping course, would that be something that people set up these websites for?
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onmyownterms Premium
You usually don't mix affiliate marketing with drop-shipping, they're too different animals.
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IanCross Premium
Was using drop shipping as an example. I'm with a matched betting company, the company basically teaches matched betting, and it has a affiliate program. I do do matched betting, have done for a few years, I was thinking I could write lots of articles on matched betting and have an banner on the website promoting the company that teaches matched betting. Would that not be a good thing to do on these sites?
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, that's an excellent example of what to do.
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IanCross Premium
Oh sweet, I'm set. Thank you.
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NileshMistry Premium
Yes banner adds for your affiliate program is 1 way of promoting said affiliate.
Another way is by promoting within your blog posts. For instance, you could have a blog post called "5 benefits of drop shipping on eBay". In that post you could write "number 3: some dropshipers, such as xyz offer great..." xyz being your affiliate links. Or " number 4: With millions of people shopping on ebay, you have a wide audience..." eBay being another affiliate link.
Hope that helps
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JerryMcCoy Premium
The importance of the new European Union privacy laws is HUGE. If you do not put the new privacy laws you open yourself up to stiff penalties and possibly sanctions. You have to remember that your business reaches all parts of the globe and if you do not have the laws explained on your site you will have problems that you did not anticipate.
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Dunvant Premium
are you saying that the privacy policy on our website through WA is not up to date
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RobinSxD Premium
Yes, he is.
You can get a new compliant privacy policy from WordPress now.

For easy of access to this information. The new policy is affecting all of the companies. This will make it hard for marketers as people now have full rights to accept/decline tracing Our usage.

(Think "Facebook scandal, 2018")

Source of reference: GDPR (General Data Privacy Rules)
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JerryMcCoy Premium
With the new laws from the European Union they will not be up to date. The new laws go into effect on May 25. There are some articles about this. Wordpress has a new update that addresses most of these issues.
Jerry
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LeeMcQuay Premium
So if we took care of it when WordPress prompted us to, then we are good correct?
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JerryMcCoy Premium
You should be. You might also want to PM @MarionBlack to see what she says.
Jerry
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NileshMistry Premium
Hi everyone.
I have chosen a Niche and was wondering what you all thought, it's the natural dog care niche.
I went ahead with the training and got the free domain name for it so i hope its ok since I can't change it.
I have a bunch of other ideas I will try later just sort of picked this one at random to learn how to do it.
Thanks in advance!
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Hi Jamar,
Just find the one thing that you are interested in and pursue it. I am sure the future videos will guide you as to how to get that done. I too am new to this and I am also very excited to get started. The possibilities are endless.

Good luck in your endeavors.
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JamarGopie Premium
Thank you very much! Yes it is I love challenges and learning new things and thus far I can say its been great.
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JamarGopie Premium
Hello everybody, I am beyond excited just thinking about all the possibilities withing Affiliate Marketing. I personal have a few interest ideas of the bat and I just wanted some help narrowing that down.Ok, (1) I worked for Nike for 5 years and have some pretty good contacts that could use for information building and/or even video content. (2) I Coach High School basketball and currently I am the teams strength and conditioning coach. Without realizing it I was doing Affiliate Marketing without fully understanding. I would refer products to my players and they would purchase them. (3) The thing I am becoming most passionate about is traveling to different places.

Can anyone suggest which avenue I should start with?
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newmarketpro Premium
My opinion.

Choose one of the three you have listed down that you are most passionate about. I can see Basketball Coaching Program is something you do regularly and you have identified your audiences. Once you have determined your niche, it's time to create content around the niche which is targeting your audiences.

The other two niches should wait until the first site is established and you start getting traffics (visitors) to your site.

Choosing on one niche would give you more focus to work on.

Which one do you think you are going to pick first?

All the best to you..

:)
Joe
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I agree with Joe.
You say you are becoming passionate about traveling, that would be a good one as well.

If you are passionate about your niche, or if you are very interested in learning about your niche, it will make it easier to write content without getting bored or running out of ideas.
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JamarGopie Premium
I think I am going to go with Basketball Strength and Conditioning or is that to broad of a niche?
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newmarketpro Premium
You may want to narrow it down to really target specific audience.
Who are your target audience? Beginners? College students? People targeting to become pro players? This is more focused than targeting everybody.

You are getting there...



:)
Joe
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JamarGopie Premium
Thank you. I was trying to dial in and be more specific in regards to an actual product related to what I do with basketball. Right now all of my players buy protein and use it consistently. After using Google Trends I see that it obviously has high traffic.

How could or should I market Whey Protein for Basketball players or athletes in general. How would recommend going down that avenue?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You said it has high traffic. What did you search in Jaaxy?
What was the QSR?
There are a couple avenues you could take when it comes to athletes and protein
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Sveasna Premium
One suggest me to buy domain from my pay-pal account
One suggest me to buy domain at Go Daddy
One suggest me to buy at WA. How can i buy at WA since there is NO my country name in the list to be ticked in the payment process?

I am getting lost now
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newmarketpro Premium
I believe when people suggest you to buy domain from other registrar and not from WA is one way to work around your problem that your country is not listed in WA. So you may proceed to buy a domain from other registrar and host it here.

Here's how to do it.
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Sveasna Premium
Thank you for your guide. I will proceed with other registrar
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