We Would Like to Personally Welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate!

You have definitely made the right choice in joining the community here at Wealthy Affiliate.

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 emphasize a few things:

(1) Anyone can accomplish success online. There are 2 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. It is normal to feel overwhelmed but you will quickly get the hang of things! Stick with Wealthy Affiliate and you will achieve, and exceed your goals.

(3) You do not need any experience or an existing online business. 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.

(4) Success is not an event. Success is very cumulative in nature. This means that everything you do now, and every step you take will contribute towards your personal success in the future.

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.

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose an Interest

Step 2: Build Your Website

Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)

Step 4: Earn $$$ from your traffic

As you go through the training, this is going to be covered in detail. Very exciting stuff and 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!

Piece of Advice #2: Take action on what you learn!

We don’t want to put too much 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.

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 THIS VIDEO HERE: 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

You 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.

Find More Out About Premium Here!

You are in good hands here at Wealthy Affiliate regardless of whether you are Starter or Premium. We are here to help you achieve success online and that is our ultimate goal. If you are willing to work at this and don’t expect success overnight, I can assure you that you will create a successful website, business, and long term income within the online world here at Wealthy Affiliate.


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
Founders of Wealthy Affiliate

PS. Click the Next Lesson button below when you are done your tasks, in the next lesson we are going to be talking all about Making Money! :)

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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)
4. Understand the Membership Levels at Wealthy Affiliate


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Anh Premium
As I go through this course again, I have to say that it's very well written and motivating! The best thing though, is that Kyle and Carson are saying the truth. Thanks to WA I've been able to earn more than my day job and I am planning to work online full time in a few months. It's absolutely amazing and I am always thankful for WA and their wonderful community. ;)

All the best to all of you!

Cheers,
Anh
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I agree with you Anh. I can easily follow what is being explained and it makes perfect sense. I am enjoying the benefit of reading what others are saying and it is refreshing to have so many others helping when I have questions or when I'm stuck. good luck Anh
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triphung Premium
So my niche is developing mental toughness. When I do the google search on the topic, there isn't seem to be any affiliate site around this. It's also not easy to find a product around this niche. What does this means? I start to feel like this is not a niche. Any idea?
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cramervod Premium
sounds like mental toughness would be under self-help
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triphung Premium
Thanks :) that clarifies it.
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KarenL1 Premium
ok...hi everyone! I looked at all the pics (well, most of them) and all I see are for bloggers. I just wanted to be an affiliate for my product. So what kind of website do I choose? Do I still blog pages and pages of content? I don't know what ALL the cat toys do or don't do yet. Do you have to be a blogger to have a website? I thought I was ok until I started looking at website pics.
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jmartens777 Premium
You don't have to blog hundreds of posts, but it is better to post articles on a regular basis so that you can rank your webpage higher in the search engines, like Google. If they see that your page isn't active, then they won't rank you as high in the search engine results pages.
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KarenL1 Premium
Thankyou for that info jmartens777 I surely appreciate that so much. Do I just pick a website. Will it matter what the picture is
or am I going for form inside? I thought Kyle said in video to pick one?
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DerekC1 Premium
I've created my first 3 pages as instructed, but when viewing my web-site, I've discovered a 4th 'home' page? I'm assuming this is some kind of 'default' page as I haven't set it up. I need to delete this page as the title of my web-site is to be my home page. Any ideas gratefully received?
Thanks
Derek
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exsean Premium
To delete the home page you will need to:
1. go back to site manager.
2. log in
3. Go to pages section
4. Click on the page you no longer want
5. Delete or add to tash.

Hope that helped!
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DerekC1 Premium
Thanks but this 'home page' isn't listed as a 'page' and seems to be set-up differently from the 1st 3 that I did, so I'm not sure whether it can be deleted?
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Trying to find my niche... I am currently in charge of promoting our school district through social media, website, etc. I am not a marketing person, so I have had to do a lot of research to help me out. I'm not an expert, but could I take all of that research and use that as my niche? Basically, it would be using social media to promote your school district. If I am taking other people's research to create this website, wouldn't that be plagiarism? Just want to make sure I am thinking along the right lines.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Plagiarism, only happens when you copy the exact content of somebody work. Nothing wrong with providing a better solution to the school district. As long as it's your own methods and work.
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Good point. There are several websites which contain the same basic information but aren't exactly the same. So, in your opinion, would a niche like this be worth pursuing?
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AnthonyMLM Premium
If you have something you like to offer, and you can continue to provide valuable information to your readers, Why not? If you can't continue to write long term information for your readers then I wouldn't pursue it. Think about affiliate program links that are related to your niche. So you can earn income from your work your providing for business.
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Pmcelroy Premium
How important is it to come within/under the maximum recommended number of characters when writing your home title and home description.

I copied and pasted below what it said for the home description.
does it really matter if you go few characters over?

''Most search engines use a maximum of 160 chars for the home description''
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cramervod Premium
anything over the 160 will not show up in the description so it's pointless to go over that number.
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Pmcelroy Premium
Thanks for the info. I had no idea.
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llj-tucson Premium
The 160 characters refer to the page description or snippet of information that Google displays on search results pages. If you perform a quick search in Google on any topic you choose and look at the results returned it will help. You'll see a list of relevant page titles and a brief description of the page underneath. Writing more doesn't hurt anything. It just gets chopped off due to space constraints.
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MP5
Yes! I just created my first three pages! Gonna make this rock! Hope you guys are following along too and having success! Thanks for explaining everything clearly Kyle!

If I could just add one thing:
To organize the pages, you must go to: Appearance> Menus> Menu Structure. From there, you can adjust the pages you want on top or like 1,2,3. Just wanted to point that out if anyone else had that question because I didn't see it covered here but maybe I'm jumping-the-gun here! Hope that helps! :-)
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Kyle Premium
You probably want to use custom menus, they are much easier to manage.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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BBradshaw Premium
I find this information very useful, although some of the terminology is very unfamiliar. I will have to revisit once I actually choose my niche, but I did not want to spend too much time choosing a niche. I guess I will try to understand the larger picture and work out the details the second time around. Say a pray for me. I am interested in coaching and custom jewelry but haven't chosen a niche...smh
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, any niche can be VERY lucrative and your first niche does not need to be your last. In fact, through the course of time and as you establish yourself as an affiliate marketer you will likely be involved in MANY different niches.
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The niche is a problem for me I can't deside on which one to choose but I don't feel that I want to be stuck on only one niche. I agree with you BBradshaw
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Sharlita Premium
You won't be stuck on one niche. Just pick one to start. Trust me I have a ton I'm interested in and I will be making many. Why do you think they give us 25 slots for paid domains and 25 slots for free domains? You are able to do a lot here. I'm just focusing on one first because we have to learn how to do it first. So choose one to start and bring the rest on board when you know what you're doing more :)
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SoulIgnite Premium
I have chosen my Niche and I'm excited about it because I know this topic all to well. It's Uber personal but also the story is the victory I have had behind these issues. I overcame them and so can each Individual do the same. Awesome video I feel at ease and also I have some amazingly awesome products I plan to promote with a great percentage with products and services I truly believe in an have used to heal myself!
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MsMerry Premium
Awesomeness!
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SoulIgnite Premium
Heeey @MsMerry DM me your website I want to check you out and support you any way I can. How is This beautiful Friday fairing so far?
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The best of luck to you
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Joey09 Premium
I have chosen my domain name and checked to see if it is available, which it is as either .net or .org. I checked Google to see if there were any other sites with the same name and there is a site with the same name but a .co.uk site. Is this ok?
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Stormshadow Premium
Hello joey09, to the best of my knowledge,what identifies you is your site name and not your domain name. If it was domain name then nobody would you the .com domain because it is the most popular domain name out there. If when you checked your domain here at WA and it should that it was available,then you need not worry.just go ahead but if you still are not convinced,you should definitely contact Kyle or post your question on the live chat.i am sure you will get a more satisfactory answer.
Hope I helped you out.
Abong.
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TommyA1 Premium
I would be happy earning 1k per week on a continous bases, from there I would be so excited earning 10k per month, this is about 2250 per week, now I understand that Inorder to move forward at least 60% of what I make will go back to the business. Having the proper equipment is a must inorder to move forward, now for the first year I will set my goal on a three month quarter, now once I can continue to earn 1k per week my wife is going to leave her job and will help to accomplish our goals, this will be done for several reasons, Money is at the top of the list but it is not the most important part of our plan, first we will make a continous steady income and both of us means two incomes, and it also means same agenda, same time frame, and we can work from anywhere, this means that our goal to bring our family together is at our reach, if Father deems it so. Now by both of us doing the same thing we can travel and never miss a beat. We also plan to increase the dollar amount by 2k per month everytime we hit our current goal. This will be done until we feel that the amount we are bring in is the amount that gives us the ability to do what we want when we want, and that will be the summit. However, I will always challenge myself or we tend to get confortable and that when we loose our way. I would also like to start something that will help those out there in need, One thing I have found out while I have been on this quest is that there are times I want to invest in higher membership, or I have been apporached several times and asked if I wanted to be a testominal type, nowthen, at first I would say yes, and then I learned that it would only happen if I would invest 1 or 2k or something like that, and I would set at the end of my chair and say hey I would love to do that, that means that your going to make sure I succeed and start making money right away, but the ugly truth is that if I had the 2k to invest that would be a no brainer. I have been on this quest for 10 months living off the money I had put away, been hit by several scam artist, and bought so many thing that were in no way needed for this endevor. So Here I am getting up at 3:00 in the morning inorder to try to beat the 7 day race and maybe be able to start gernerating some income inorder to move up my membership, and also be able to make the eary doctors app in Albuquerque, due to an accident my wife and I were Involved in on I-40 about 2 months ago. This was not said for any reason but to show that I am here for One reason and in my life I have always completed what I started, and I dont like to finish 2nd.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, love your goals and they are absolutely doable. Investing "more" money is not something that you need to do now that you have found WA, the platform here you have access to, the level of support, the hosting/website infrastructure, they are all unparalleled in the industry.

Wonderful to have you as part of the family here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you!
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Great goals, very detailed too. Hope you spouse is good and continue with the hard work it will pay.
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JimDavy Premium
Great story, great purpose, great goals.
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Can someone explain to me how money is made from this? I'm so lost. Do you have to currently be a business owner and this just helps with creating websites? Or can someone who is interested in becoming a business owner benefit? I have no tools in my tool box yet. Thank you!
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dlibreros Premium
There are several ways you can make money online. What you will primarily learn here at WA is how to make money through affiliate marketing; which is the selling of other people's products in exchange for a commission.

It's kind of like when you join the gym and invite your friend. If they sign up, they'll give you a month off or something; but instead you make money.
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So the websites we create here are used to sell other peoples products? Or do we learn how to create adds for social media like fb etc?
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What I can advice is that you be patient and go through the lessons. At the end of lesson 10 your answers will have all been answered.
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wweb53 Premium
You can find all you want to know by clicking on the Certification course. It cost you nothing ( 0 )!! There is a walk though video !
Hope that helps.
cheers,
william
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Auduspring Premium
Hello.. i totally feel you on the lost part.. but try as much as possible to go through the training... once u get to Lesson 9 [where i am right now] you will get a good handle on things.. good luck
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MP5
I just did Lesson 1 of Getting Started and Boy am I PUMPED! I am glad I found this website. I get the feel that this thang is fo'REAL! Pardon the slang but that's how I feel? (cool glasses emoji). I also like the layout of the website and the way the left column looks. I wish every website that had products to sell or pieces of information would be as helpful and easy to navigate through! So big ups on that, y'all.
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This is all so new it is a little over whelming but it sounds so good so far. I am only on lesson 2 as a starter. Niche, websites ect tends to make me scratch my head so to speak, however, I am going to keep going and hope to achieve success!! Any advice will always be so appreciated.
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browzman Premium
The community is always one click away.
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TommyA1 Premium
First I would like to say hello, and second this is no different than any new job, the only thing that is different is that soon you will be the boss and you will be able to do this from your couch in your PJS, no more wondering if the boss will be in a bad mood, or having to fight the traffic to get to the office, no more time clock, and here if you want a raise you give it to yourself. This is what I am looking for myself. You got this.
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JohnPAlex Premium
As with others, my menu tabs are not populating on my site. After watching Leo's vid I realized the theme chosen only supports two menus. Can I change to another theme without loosing what I have done? Is it better to continue with two menus? How can you tell when selecting a theme how many menu tabs it has built into it?
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browzman Premium
You can review a theme before you choose it. Look at the review to see if there are only two menus.
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timtex0077 Premium
Yes John, most of your stuff transfers to the new theme. Still need to fine tune it though. All the best!
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UCCltd Premium
Hi Kyle: Thank you for the video presentation. It was easy to follow and very informative. I'm excited about getting started on my first WA website and I'll be sure to ask questions as I work through the process.

I'm new to WA. So I just want to say hello to everyone and wish you all the best in your business endeavors! I look forward to the interaction.

Monique
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How do I link a product im promoting on my website to my audience if they come from different countries. For example I want to promote a specific product such as a helmet, but I have audience from the USA, Italy and India - how will they be directed to the product in their country when they want to make a purchase?
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Stormshadow Premium
Hello Michalsbe, it is true that you will have people from other countries visiting your site but one thing you should understand is that you can't reach out to everyone. The fact that you are promoting a product that can only be gotten in the USA tells you that your target audience are those based in the USA. Visitors from other country will just have to miss the opportunity and so will you. But you can't change your promotional tactic because your target audience are not those of other countries. If they want your product really bad,they will still get it irrespective of where they are found.you need not worry yourself about it.
have in mind that you can't meet the needs of everyone and so you should focus on those whose needs you can meet.
Hope I have given you some insight and answered your question.
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Croft Premium
I would like to offer a suggestion to the people learning this new affiliate information.
We all learn by REPETITION. So it's not just enough to read through this info once. It would be wise to do it over and over a few times until you "GET IT". And then go on to the next section and having the previous section LEARNED in your mind, you will have a better base for the next item to learn.
A STABLE BASE IS HOW HOUSES AND BUILDINGS ARE BUILT. Your stable base here is knowledge and understanding.
We want to absorb this knowledge and by repetition you will develop a DEEPER understanding which will start to make it easier for you to grasp this entire course and become an expert.

Don't rush, take it slow but upbeat pace. It takes 3 months or more to build a skyscrapers foundation. but then the skyscraper goes up in 1/2 that time. almost over night.

At times we are told or made fun of because someone has to "read it over again". Yes some times we have to so we can grasp it and understand it. This is a scientific fact. The problem is that the "system" has brainwashed people to think that is silly to do. And then you go around the world and see very few experts at something earning LOTS of money for what they do. -- interesting isn't it.... ;) I hope this helps newbies here! cheers!
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GHaiser1 Premium
Here's a good trick that might help. Interview yourself. In other words, you become a reporter who is asking you questions about you. So you begin writing down 7-10 questions (as a reporter) that you would ask your guest (you).
This makes it fun and easy to come up with a "story" about you.
Hope this helps,
G.
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LorenLewis Premium
On the Privacy Policy page, where we are to check off four boxes near the bottom, I noticed that my page did not have the lower two options shown in the video. Instead, my lower two options are "Disable on this page/post" and "Disable Google Analytics". Are these the same as the bottom two checkboxes or am I missing something?
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Stormshadow Premium
Hello,I wish I,could help you out with that. Why don't you ask your question on the live chat.am sure you will get accurate information about your question.
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LorenLewis Premium
Thank you for the advice. I'll try that now.
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DavidTotoro Premium
i seem to be having a problem adding the photo to my about me page. its already in the system here i pull it up click on it,the insert image button lights up i click on it and the pic goes wherever it wants jacking up the text as well. in Kyle's video on this i remember him inserting his pic and the text just wrapping itself around the pic,no problem. I went back to watch the video again to see if i missed anything but it said this video couldn't be played due to server error or something along those lines. Anyway that is the second video just in course 1 that i haven't been able to view. thanks
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cramervod Premium
try to reload the page for the video. for the pic, you can change the alignment to the right side. they usually fit better that way. You can also click and hold on to the pic to move it up or down a few spots.
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turk6878 Premium
Hi David. Here are the steps in case you may have missed a few.
Step 1: Add media
Step 2: Choose Image
Step 3: Insert Image
Step 4: Right Click on image and you will see the edit option.
From there you should be able to change the position of the image. Hope this helps
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MargaretMus2 Premium
I had completed my site apart from inserting the image. I managed to upload and insert it but it was too big. When I removed it and tried to insert it again it back fired on me. I don't receive the instructions to insert any more. What can I do. Please help
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Sylvain34 Premium
You can modify the image size when you import your image. Have you tried ?
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MarkPerkins Premium
Use "paint" free app to resize your picture to a max of 900pxls
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
I will be upgrading tomorrow, as I wish to carry on with your most relaxing and informative training. Unfortunately it is (2 am) here in Portugal and my bed calls

Can you advise, I have domains(via Namecheap) and also a private email from the same source. Will these be of any use in my future transition into your training. I also have an auto-responder (via GetResponse) will this also be of use for my future.

I hope that you can let me know if the above will be of use.

Thank you,

Thomas(Tom) McCaskie
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MarkPerkins Premium
Yes you can use them all and even shift an existing site to WA. that way it will save you another hosting charge.

Mark
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Thank you for that most welcome response, it will be later in the training that I will able to use these to my benefit.

Can I ask is there a facility whereby my work can be viewed and opinions offered.

I have other sites but not monetized sites, they are a blog type set-ups to show how I taught myself to draw and paint, I get about one hundred hits a week.

Tom.
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BiGG1959 Premium
I've known about targeting a specific niche for quite some time. I have tried my hand at internet marketing before but believe my selected interest has been way too broad. I will utilize this site to narrow down into a more specific niche and see how well I can do here.
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TimTucker Premium
I wonder if it's not your interest that's too broad but your ideal target audience member. I can think of some things for which I would want to get a lot of info on a single site. I can also think of plenty of instances where I just want a very specific thing and don't want to get bogged down in an ocean of other stuff. So maybe the question is, what is my ideal person coming here to get in this situation (or get information about)? And let that dictate how broad or narrow you go. I don't know. I'm still figuring this out too.
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lisahblue Premium
Hi i got a question,
So in the previous lesson we went over the SEO and added the home description and home title. On this one we're discussing keywords. But from what i understood using the right keywords will get you ranked higher. But it says that it'll get your SEO ready keywords. If so, than why not search for keywords before doing the home description for the SEO?

Also i understand that i'll be making contents revolving around the keywords that i've found thats related to my niche. Is it one blog per keyword or a whole page per content or the whole of your website?

I hope i made sense. Please let me know.
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ericcantu Premium
As you move forward building content, each article you write will revolve around a specific keyword. Don't worry, trust in the system. Kyle is a great teacher and won't steer you wrong. :)
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TheOldSilly Premium
You do want your main "focus" keyword to be in the post or page title, as well as in the url, if at all possible. I would suggest you use Yoast SEO for WordPress - it coaches you, as you compose your content, on exactly where and how many times to use your keywords to get the maximum ranking.
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what do you mean specific key word?
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ericcantu Premium
A specific keyword is one you've researched with Jaaxy or the keyword tool to be one that is low competition and high traffic. Once you find one you like you'll write content around that keyword. Follow the training and you'll understand it. Kyle explains it all step by step on exactly how to find them according to your niche.
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lisahblue Premium
Thanks for answering my question. Will do.
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lisahblue Premium
Oh gotchaa. Thank you
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ericcantu Premium
Glad to help!
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thanks so much!
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ericcantu Premium
No problem
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Becka56 Premium
Sorry I didn't get back to you right away. I've been dealing with other things here.

Honestly, you can do it however you wish, but the point is to get your pages and blog ranked as highly as possible. So you want to use as many key words as you can (without sounding stupid) on your blog or page as you create it. The spiders will crawl all over your text and find all the keywords. Then when people search in your niche, your website gets added to their search because of all those keywords. Not everyone will search using the same keywords. But how high your site ranks on searches depends on how well you placed keywords in the title and text. Does that help clarify it for you?
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lisahblue Premium
Hi Becka, that's fine.

Yes it was very clear for me. You're as helpfull as always. Thank you.
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Seth2 Premium
Hello, i have all the 3 pages set up. However, i do not know whether i am running ahead or am lagging behind with respect to the niche content itself. should i start penning something down? Or will i be shown how to design/structure the page? Can i obtain pictures of drones? and where? thanks in advance for your assistance.
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BaileyC Premium
Slow down Seth! Take each lesson at a time and all of this will be explained to you.
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Seth2 Premium
Thank you my sister for the quick response. I appreciate that.
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exsean Premium
I am having an issue seeing where the pages pop up after publishing them. Is there a reason why after hitting publish then going to view my site, that I wouldn't be able to see all three (about me, private policy, and my niche page) loaded on the page? Thank you!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Sean, after publishing did you go to Menus under The appearance tab? If not you need to go there, and you should see the three pages under recent pages. Tick all threeand click on add to menu. Over on the right you need to name your menu at the top,scroll down and tick what you want in settings. Go back to the top and save menu. Click your site name at the top left and a tab should drop down to visit site, click on that and you should see the changes in your site. If not refresh.
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exsean Premium
Thank you so much that worked!
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I can't seam to find any websites to help give me inspiration for my niece as quoted in task 1. I have picked boys Baby Clothing. Iv looked through 7 pages of google and can only find real online stores selling there products not a website like ours promoting others products. Have I missed something of have I picked a silly neigh to work with?
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SteveCrozza Premium
so you are saying that you are the only people marketing your products in this niche in this manner! Good, or not! What do your keywords say
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I'm quite certain I'm not the only person, I must be search in the wrong manner. I used "boys Baby Clothing" then added Australia at the end as well. After typing the question I am now thinking I should be trying several different keywords not just the title of my site. Sorry it's late here should be in bed but to excited to get things up n running
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi Jess,

It is late here, I am in Sydney.
Great to hear of your excitement, keep that going.
If you need any more help I will be available after 3pm tomorrow, you could PM me if you need.

Steve

PS will PM you before I go to bed.
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I just want to say that I have came across alot of the "link posting" "free website" build's and all kind's of scams who just want to take peoples money, but I gotta tell you so far with all I have seen and heard today, these guy's really seem legit and actually care and want to help people like me. So I would like to thank Kyle and Carson, whom I'Ve never even talked to yet,for doing what you're doing here.But unfortunately $19.00, right now to me might as well be a million. If this really does for me what I think (so far) it can do, I will not hesitate to become a "premium" member
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LadybugLove Premium
No Scams here Al...just awesomeness for very little money per month. WA is the Harvard for online business, and you're never gonna find this kind of training and support with no upsells online, Ever!!

Truly a wonder!! Stick to the training, take it step by step, don't skip any! Follow it to the letter, and you WILL make money! And you have Kyle, Carson, and all of us (800,000+ members) to help you if you get stuck. That's pretty fantastic to me!!

You can even promote WA thru links in your "Affiliate Program" to the left under keyword lists to take care of your monthly fee if you'd like. It's worked wonders for me!

Welcome and blessings on your journey!

~Evon :)
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Hi Cindy
I am working from my iPhone set in private mode - no cookies
Created 2 websites for free membership, one is working and other one not
Done everything the same
I'll try to debug and if it not working
Will delete and create new one from scratch
Just curious if WA has tech support and how it works
Thanks for your time and consideration
Alex
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Alex...

Take a support ticket and ask site support, they are great at helping.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Does this help?

~Evon :)
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TheCount Premium
Anyone else having issues with choosing a domain name? I know, ideally, it should contain your niche keywords. However, my niche has to do with depression and anxiety. I figure these keywords are too long. Instead I found a domain name that invokes a feeling of safety and tranquility. Is this a good idea? What are your thoughts?
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MarkPerkins Premium
Yes and no, even tho it has the right feelings, does it explain your site?
Mark
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BaileyC Premium
What are your domain name ideas related to safety and tranquility vs. depression and anxiety?
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CCRider77 Premium
Something that helps me is to imagine a tag line a phrase that can promote both your product and your website. Let me give you an example. I'm promoting WA and it is centered around trial offers. What are those 'try before you buy' right? Well I searched for that keyword and I found an awesome domain name. The name both promotes my pages by using 'try before you buy' phrase. Hope that helps. Remember the goal is to make is memorable.
You're doing great though.
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ErnestMartin Premium
I think it's better to have your niche. I was always looking for a short brand able keyword before get familiar with affiliate marketing. Im new as well but here so far I learned that you should pick your niche for the domain. Hope it helped. Mine is:
https://howtolearnpianochords.com
you see it's not that short either.
Good luck
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Chris...

I didn't search keywords when choosing my domain name...I asked my FB group to pick one out of 7 choices I gave them. This was the result...What do you think?

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

Blessings!

~Evon :)
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TheCount Premium
I love it! very catchy Evon!

Thanks to everyone for your input. I don't have FB, but perhaps you guys can help me decide. Here is the list of domains that I came up with and that are available:

healingsanctuary.com
stopthepaininside.com
freefrominnerpain.com
beanxietyanddepressionfree.com
yourwaytoinnerpeace.com
newinnerstrength.com
nomoreanxietyanddepression.com
freefromanxietyanddepression.com
anxietyanddepressionrecovery.com
beatanxietyanddepression.com

*My site will be centered on natural methods and techniques to treat and/or eliminate anxiety and depression.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hey Chris...

What do you think of ...

http://settingspiritsfree.com ??

It's available too..
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MylesFleming Premium
Im just following step by step.I've no idea what any of this is? Is that ok?

Also how do find the best time to get this training done at home? Have a you created a work space, do you leave home or do you wait til its quiet in the evening to get proper focus time. This is very new for me and I'm not a very academic/ organized person. Could you please give me some Pointers on how you schedule my time?
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LKavanagh Premium
Hey Myles... That is the way I am also I am not a very organised person. What I have do is sit at the dining table with earphones a notepad and pen. There are videos so you may want to use earphones if you have other people in the house so you don't get distracted. I do it during the day when I have time and a little at night when I also have time not organised with a certain time just depends what you are like as a person day/night person with work. Test the water and see how you are working and what time of the day you are most productive then work with that and take breaks between any training you do and write everything down you might forget or dont understand then ask questions here also :)
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tmaltz Premium
I feel that establishing healthy daily habits is key. You will need to dedicate a set amount of time each day. I like routine, so I try to follow a schedule. But it's up to you, that's the cool thing, you can do your online business anywhere or anytime.
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MylesFleming Premium
Hi Lauren. I've been using the head phones as buffer from noise around the house. I'm just taking it step by step and probably a little zealous. Best of luck and thanks for the input.
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MylesFleming Premium
Hey Todd. Thanks again. Your so generous with the input. I'm finding evenings are best after all has settle down in the house. I haven't found my momentum yet as its all so new but I feel excited and committed so that's a great start.
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CristianR Premium
Hello, to whom can I say this? I found two niches. After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that a niche is a segment of life about which I can talk for hours, enjoying it and never getting bored. So, now that I found my niches, it's time to get started writing and writing and writing "engaging content" as I saw it's phrased. I found my niches !!! it feels like a relief :) :)
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HNewell3 Premium
So excited for you! I am trying to discover my perfect niche as well, the more articles I read, the more it has opened my heart and mind to my passions. I would highly recommend "Show Me the Money....How to Quickly Identify Your Online Money Making Niche" by RebeccaS. Very Helpful!!
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CristianR Premium
Hi Holly, thanks for your reply, I have read a part of the article you recommended to me, it's very useful information in there. Thanks a lot for your support. Good luck in finding your niche and in your online business.
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agallegos Premium
Hello, I need some help on this lesson. I had my website created before I started in WA. I'm trying to figure out how to make sure my website is showing up on google, I would like to see an example of my own website showing on google so I can see my title and description that I added.
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Barryw1 Premium
Key in your URL. It will show in Google IF your site has been indexed and that may depend partly on how old your site is.

It can take as long as three weeks to get indexed.
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Thanlise Premium
I have the same issue agallegos, i think someone help you out already .i think we need to wAit up to 3 weeks
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Thanlise Premium
Thanks for the info barryw good to know
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agallegos Premium
I did and it takes me straight to my website. It doesn't show the search list for it like in the video.
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agallegos Premium
My site is like 2 months old.
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Hello everyone, I am new to the Wealthy Affiliate program and I am so thrilled to be a part of this community. Money has never been the real motive for me here because I am still young and have much to learn. Once I become a little more adept at this digital marketing gig, I guess I would like to make a comfortable 2 to 3 thousand a month for extra income. I know it will take many attempts, effort, and patience but I know for a fact with a community so quick to respond and friendly, its only a matter of time!
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Thanlise Premium
Im new too. Goodluck to us!
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DaveSw Premium
Great attitude, the number one requirement for success...You will be fine and get this in place faster than you may have thought. This place has spot on training that will take you step by step through everything, and lots of help along the way...Cheers and best of luck - have fun! Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
Yes good luck to you both! Dave : )
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LeylaH Premium
Hello everyone,
I had chosen (natural healing) for my niche, and then found out it was much too broad. I've now decided on (natural healing for children), and I'd just like some opinions on whether I should narrow it down even more to : ( natural healing cough, cold, and flu for children)? Or would that be too narrow?
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DaveSw Premium
I would take some time and do research on the potential a sub-niche has. Too narrow and you may not be able to monetize the website, too broad and you can possibly, but cannot adequately cover the niche...

Good luck!
Dave : )
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Cynthiah1 Premium
In my opinion you could do either one.
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LeylaH Premium
Thank you Dave, I really appreciate your response, I have been doing research and am still not sure, I'm going to continue with the research of course, but I'm putting buying my domain name on-hold until I decide on my niche.....do you think if I decided on the sub-niche, in the future if I felt it wasn't enough for the website I could possibly broaden out with other branches of that niche on my same website - if my domain name allowed it (if the name wasn't exactly the name of the sub-niche)?.......
I'm sorry if my explanation isn't very clear.
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LeylaH Premium
Thanks Cynthiah1
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i am both a free member and premium member as you have noticed.Is there any trouble being both? If I already have a profile picture and description in a free membership, do I still have to upload another picture, or the first one is enough because both accounts belong to me anyway?
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DaveSw Premium
I think it does not matter, but I am wondering if there is a reason to have 2 accounts? I am just wondering if this was be design or an accident? Cheers! Dave : )
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miraclemills Premium
Hi,
I have the same question that I saw just a few comments below.
I made the three pages, but I don't see them on my website. I have refreshed the home page a few times, but there are no menu headings for the new pages as I would expect to see them.

Any thoughts ?
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Barryw1 Premium
Use this post and like magic your pages will appear.

https://freedtosoar.com/add-pages-to-wordpress

Let me know how it works out.
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miraclemills Premium
Hi Barry,
Thanks, this makes perfect sense. I switched back to my original theme where I could see the menu. But now I think I'm going to switch again so I can follow these directions and make the menu show up there too. Then I can decide which one I prefer.

I appreciate the help. I'll take a look at your website too.
Amelia
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Barryw1 Premium
Good luck.
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maxmillion18 Premium
I'm really keen. But have always lost focus on projects like these because I don't know how to write appropriate articles and stories. And if I was promoting an affiliate product, do I need to copy or steal their stuff, or make up my own? Hopefully this will become clearer over the next few days while I work through the lessons.

Thanks for having me here.
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MarkPerkins Premium
I'm a little the same, so I started with a niche, that I know a lot about and am passionate about. I figured it might not be the most profitable but at least it would give me training and practise.

Mark
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MzBlackAus Premium
Hi Max,
I totally understand where you are coming from! I have ADHD so I can lose focus very quickly and sometimes have a million things going on at once! So for me there are a few "steps" I put in place for myself that I call my "focus list" ;-)
1. Everyday read my focus list
2. Remember what it is I want to achieve and why
3. Focus on what is important to me (this step is what helped me determine my niche ;-) )
4. Do what I need to help me with step 3, to me that is keeping up to date with what is going on within my niche
5. Work on my businesses, which includes WA

Hope this is of some help to you :-)
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SophiaGaris Premium
Using Twenty Seventeen which doesn't seem to have a menu bar with the different pages? I switched themes, but I still can't see the published pages. What did I do wrong?

Also, I thought we had access to 12 themes, but only four are show up in Manage Themes?

Thanks for your help!
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Sophia,
You have to go in and create a menu. Go to appearance. Then choose menu. Select the pages/posts you want and click on add to menu. Save the menu.
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SophiaGaris Premium
Ah, thank you. It wasn't part of the training video, so I couldn't figure out how Kyle got the pages to display.
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Star4U Premium
Hello Sophia, I have same problem. Just posted my issue. Waiting for an answer.
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got stack with wrest welcome page of the site
i cannot do anything to rewrite it, how it looks and where to put my main things and so on , i was using WordPress in the past and have some control on things now zero
help me i'm relay don't like what i see in the welcome page
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JmanT Premium
I have a niche which I have narrowed down and I'm slowly fine tuning and hope will be ready to use soon. However the more I think on it I realise there is a bit more to it that may require collaboration. Does WA have contacts in the way of suppliers etc?
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billyghawaii Premium
Not that I'm aware of.. Are you looking to set up a true e-commerce site where you will take orders and fulfill them as well?
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JmanT Premium
Hi Billy, after thinking about it, yes it seems like its heading that way.
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boomergp08 Premium
Hi Jason. It sounds like you are looking for suppliers of products instead of affiliate sources. If that is true then I would recommend using what I have successfully used for selling on eBay and my soon to be ecommerce website.

I use free wholesale suppliers that will also do drop shipping. It is very important to notice that I said "free" because there are a lot of fake wholesale and drop shipping companies online. If this is what you are looking for or have more questions, let me know.
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I am interested in the drop sharing myself. I could use some pointers as well. I wasnt sure if i could do that here. If you have anything at all to help, i would really appreciate it thanx.
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boomergp08 Premium
You can do drop shipping here because the type of website you build is totally up to you. But instead of an affiliate website you would have to make an ecommerce website.

So rather than using affiliate links to earn money you would create something like a store page and link to it from reviews and other relevant content elsewhere on your website.
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I'm a little confused & overwhelmed by a couple of things

It seems a little counterintuitive to pick a niche & build a site PRIOR to key word research....? I thought I had a good niche idea, but I feel like I have to do KEYWORD research on my niche before choosing a domain and building the website.Because if I do the research after I pick a niche, what if the QSR & traffic don't work for my niche? I'd wind up with a domain & site that I can't use, right?

Anyway, my head is going in 10 different directions now b/c I also did a google search of the niche I was thinking of and while there is low competition, and low google results for the keywords, there were several REALLY GOOD blogs on the first page of results. a couple of the posts even had interviews w/ people who were tops in the industry. How does one compete with something like that!

If I choose a niche that meets criteria, I'm concerned about HOW to write good content - I understand keyword research's importance though. After doing keyword research & seeing what other articles are out there, is a beginner's content basically like how we did book reports in grammar school?

I know I'm probably jumping the gun with those concerns, & I should just take the plunge.....but I'm a huge analyst (bad habit!)
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LadybugLove Premium
I can understand your concern Jennifer. You just want to get your ducks in a row, right? xx

Take a deep breath, relax, and follow the training closely. most of your worries will work themselves out during your process. Don't skip any steps...and don't over analyze.

Check out my site and tell me what you think...K? Thanks!

https://onthewingsofmypen,com

~Evon :)
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billyghawaii Premium
You actually have it right... The final objective is to get traffic to your website. With 2 billion plus buyers on the internet you have a pretty free reign on picking your niche.. But your niche will only win if you have the keywords to garner traffic.

For example you niche cannot be "fishing" because is too broad and your website will probably get zero traffic or just a few.

However, Let think about Alaska and one of the best thing fisherman from around the world will want to do is know where to go, and how to catch, and bring their fish home.

So your niche might be "Fishing in the great outdoor of Alaska"
(Just as an example because maybe you don't like fish)

Well, since you went to Alaska several times and know what needs to be done... Now you have meaning content for your website.

Now for the domain name,
http://www.greatalaskinfishing.com <-- available
http://www.letsgofishingalaska.com <-- available

You are right..

1. Niche (your passion, like to do, know alot about)
2. keywords / phrases
3. domain name
4. content
5. build your site
5. verify site with google
6. google analytics
7. add affiliate links (low content may impact you getting the approval to affiliate)

One website = one niche
With a premium account you can build 50 websites for $49 a month, such a deal
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david143 Premium
And more so, I believe that any idea you desire to sell there must be a keyword that will fit it with good QSR.

http://howtoclean.debolus.com
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taram7 Premium
I loved your comment and tried to click on your linked site and I just get an error that says it can't be reached :/
So interested.
Thank you :)
Tara
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boomergp08 Premium
Slow down Jennifer, you are overthinking the process.

Picking a niche has to come before doing keyword research otherwise you will not have a grasp of what keywords to research.

Another thing to consider is that keyword research is an ongoing process that you will be doing every time you create new content on your website.

As for your domain you can make it whatever you want. It does not have to be a keyword because Google does not rank a website based on its domain name.

It is very much possible to compete with others in your niche who appear on Google page one. But in order to do so you need to be patient and write good content that is unique and offers value.

You can have the best keyword with a QSR of zero and still not make it on page one if your content isn't well written because you are ranked on your entire content and not just the keywords.

All of this knowledge will be better understood as you work your way through the training. Writing good content takes practice. The more you do it the better you will get at it.

Do not expect to be perfect or even close to perfect when starting out. If you try to be perfect in the beginning you will fail. Building a successful website takes a lot of time and persistent content writing.

Google will not even consider you for lasting high rankings until you have at least a dozen pages/posts on your website. You need to show Google that you are an authority in your niche before they take you seriously.

All of the above will eventually come to pass after a period of a couple of months. Remember, building a profitable online business takes time. Just follow Kyle's training step by step. Do not jump ahead. This training really workday!
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Thanks all for the tips and encouragement. I know this stuff works because I just read an article on fb about a 20 something girl in the Philippines who has 2 blogs and makes 5000/mo selling outdoor accessories.

I'm visiting family in the states for 2 wks so I will spend this time brainstorming more niches.
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Oh sorry, I didn't realize I was self promoting/spaming. I thougth that since I was already in somewhat of a niche that it would be my niche....back to brainstomring then! Thank you...
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boomergp08 Premium
Not to worry Jennifer, you did not do any kind of self promoting or spamming here. billyghawaii is mistaken because you provided no links.

You did nothing wrong.
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LadybugLove Premium
ooops...sorry Tara!

Try it here...you can also reach me on Facebook at Barefoot Journaling Chronicles. Come join us... :)

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

I will check it to make sure it works this time!

Thank you for your interest...would love for you to let me know what you think in a comment on my site.

My pleasure dear,

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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Thx. I deleted the post bc I didn't want to get banned. But brainstorming anyway
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boomergp08 Premium
I know the rules here. I even created training about it. Why do you think I need to know something I already do?
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billyghawaii Premium
Yes.... JenniferWong and Boomrgp08.. Dunno how that spam notice got here... And It's from me and to me... I think I was trying to make a link to that post and save it for reference in my browser so when I created it, it got posted in WA in the process. Sorry. ..
It didn't make sense in this thread .. so it was a mistake.. I'll delete it..

I dunno...
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billyghawaii Premium
Sorry 'bout that
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No prob. Thanks!
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ddaunert Premium
I jumped ahead and changed the background picture on my site, but I can't find out how to change the color of the text (and due to my image, the wording is not very readable. When I tried to use the change color button, nothing happened that I could see.) Is that coming in future lessons?
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MsMayo Premium
I'm having this same issue. I must admit I am a little annoyed that this (and some other things) is not straight forward. You'd think that clicking on "appearance" there would b an option to edit text!
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cramervod Premium
depending on the theme you have. text color can be changed in those settings. It's why you should try playing around on a different free website. see what themes are out there and which ones you like to use.
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MsMayo Premium
I've been playing around with themes (both in free and domain) and I have never seen an option to edit font or text color.
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MsMerry Premium
No that is in your theme. You need to click on customize the theme and you will see the font colors come up in one of the sections. I did that too and had to mess around a bit to get it so I know you can do it too.
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ddaunert Premium
Thank you
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WA316 Premium
I had a problem logging in to my site rubix site at first but I gave it some time and came back to it and was able to login. So if anyone experiences this frustration when you're raring to get started, just give it a few minutes, make a snack, come back and try again.
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ERo1 Premium
I can't believe my eyes.! I'm right now seeing for the first time a page whose.welcome me To The WorldPress.!

So happy. What's next Wait for Google?
And the door will be open for me.?
Can't wait. My next steps 2 more website.
And then Boot Camp.
Sounds like a plan?
Please, let me know.?
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cramervod Premium
haha, not that fast. you need to learn SEO and Lots more.
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