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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4. Understand the Membership Levels at Wealthy Affiliate


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SteveRisley Premium
I did what I was asked to do through lesson 7. I'm not sure the content even just on my About Me page. I;m not very experienced writing anything let alone Quality Content. See, when I created content I just put down something out of my head. Believe me I've seen better. How do I get some feedback on what I have written on my site
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Steve, Don't worry about writing anything as what you did is the way to start, you can always refine it or add to it as you go on. Writing from your head is always best at all times as then is will be original and that is what Google and other search engines like.

If you want some feedback for it you can go and ask here: but remember the give and take on WA so do please volunteer to return the favour.

Geoff
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Hi, on the training video above there are 4 'Robot' boxes that are checked to avoid google indexing for the Privacy policy. On my page that I am editing there are only 2 'Robot' boxes.

There are also boxes for 'Disable on this page/post' and 'Disable Google analytics'. Should these be checked?
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cramervod Premium
just do the 2
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aimeem19 Premium
I was wondering the same thing. I just checked the two that were the same as in the video and left the others unchecked. I hope that was correct.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks Eric. Have a good one :)
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Hello all I'm hoping you might be able to help, I am single mum from the UK and uni student, iv spent hundreds on other affiliate educational platforms and feel no more confident about affiliate marketing let alone tech in itself. Do you think WA will provide me with the tools I need to start right from scratch? Thank you for your advice in advance.
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Prinz Premium
Hi. I'm a mum of two and I currently live in Saudi Arabia. I can't speak for everybody who joins WA, but I can say for sure that not everyone who goes to university makes it and graduates with flying colours. Some people join WA and make it; others don't and give up.
I joined WA in 2014 as a free member, but gave up after 3 months to chase other goals. I came back in July 2016 and was more determined to succeed. I didn't hesitate to go premium and after one year, I'm glad I kept working at this. I was new to affiliate marketing when I started, but I've learnt a lot along the way and sure to learn more.
I hope you take the right decision.
Best of luck!
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ssmith0116 Premium
Hi guys, I have written my about me section for one of my websites. I have a technical question, I would like to include social media links in the about me section. Does anyone know how to add the plugin that correctly links to all social media versus having to input the actual name or social media site. Often on blog business websites, there is an icon . Please advise?
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cramervod Premium
You want people to leave your site and go to your social media pages? Why?
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Prinz Premium
What theme are you using? You can do that with Thrive theme and content builder. I'm not sure about a plugin that you can specifically use to add social media buttons on a page. I hope someone can help with that because I'm curious too.
Can Social Icons by WPZOOM do the trick?
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ssmith0116 Premium
Thats a good point. From marketing perspective gives more and creates more of a following and interest. For example my favorite bloggers, and you tubers I follow their social accounts because I just like their brands, tutorials, or whatever else I am interested in. Later could potentially use social media ads to generate leads and traffic, twitter for business, and Facebook.
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ssmith0116 Premium
Hi Pinz,
Thank you for the response, I am not sure what theme I am using but since we live in a digital world, I thought it made sense to setup a social site . Perhaps that is just my interest in marketing. Not sure, but will figure it out.
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cramervod Premium
Thank you that makes more sense to me. More of a contact page then just here is my social go and take a look thing.
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Prinz Premium
It's easy to check that. On your WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance then select Themes. The theme that you are currently using would show "Active" and "Customize".
As for the plugin social icons by WPZOOM, you can try it. The widget would show up on your homepage and posts, depending on where you place it. I'm not sure how you can place those social buttons on a specific page, though. I used WPZOOM on one of my sites (https://checkovulation.com/) and placed it at the side and foot of my website.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
I have started to create the initial framework for my website. Since it is related to natural alternatives to treat illness it seems I will need to also add a FDA Disclaimer. In the same way that the Privacy Policy is essentially a cut and paste job, is this the same approach for the disclaimer?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it would be the same sort of approach. You could fine a good FDA type disclaimer or you could have something in your footer that indicates that your advice should not replace a doctors advice.

Ultimately if people buy something though, the "product' should have the proper disclaimers.
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Rbobejr1960 Premium
Yes as Kyle said you will need a good disclaimer, you can do a search for disclaimers in google and find examples you could use or use to make your own. like this one for example

http://www.contractology.com/free-medical-disclaimer.html
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Bawashom Premium
I know your delimi my real passion is artist related. I was told too broad so I included all crafts. I know there are many affiliate program s out there. I chose Craftiness is Happiness and found several pictures to use. I just searched craft pictures. Good luck and God Bless
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Im struggling to narrow my niche down. I love all things that are craft related and diy projects. I am a passionate crochet and knitter, this is how i spend most of my free time. I assume going with the Crochet/Knitting niche is best because I love it so much but Im stuck on which direction to take it in. So, I guess my question is which angle do I take with my crochet/Knitting Niche to narrow it down? Thoughts?
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dionibas Premium
As a "wanna-be knitter", I think video lessons would be great along with selling supplies...
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks Bailey, it's a bit of a challenge but I guess I just have to work through it slowly! The niche I've chosen is Skincare. I have a few ideas for content but not much yet. I just published the pages and can see them on my site. Looks good! :-)
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suzy2107 Premium
Hey guys, I saved my first 3 pages as a draft, as per the instructions. Should they show up on my website or do they need to be published first? Another question I have is, how am I going to build content when I don't yet have a business or any ideas to promote yet? I am really starting out at base level!
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BaileyC Premium
What is your website about? You need to find content that you want to share with your audience to build a following. You will need to publish your sites first prior to them being seen on your site. Hope that helps!
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Joanne-G Premium
I'm embarrassed to admit this....but....I got stuck on this silly technology thing with doing the Go Daddy website change over, even after posting over a month ago on this issue. I can't find my posts, either!

So, I let this block me from moving forward with my WA work. After reading all the posts below and elsewhere on doing a domain change-over, I'm a bit confused about whether it's best to transfer or redirect my 3 domain names with GD.I could really use some help to move forward.! :-)

Go Daddy is my domain registrar and hosting company.

So, some questions I'd love support with!!

To move past lesson 1:
1) Do I have to redirect or transfer my 3 Go Daddy domain names to WA before I can build my first website with my own domain names? Or can I build it then do the domain name shift?

2) My domains have been inactive for some time, so I don't have protection with GD. Is it best to transfer or point my domains here as I'm just starting out with my websites?

Will it cost me to transfer 3 domains? if so, is it best to redirect for now?
When would I transfer to WA?
Is it best to let my domains run out with GD, then repurchase them with WA?

Ahhh....thanks for any insight you can offer! I really do best by talking techie stuff out, not reading through. All about learning styles :-)
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EOPolini Premium
Relax, it all works little by little; just keep moving, since there's lots to learn here at WA. To help with your questions:
1) Do I have to redirect or transfer my 3 Go Daddy domain names to WA before I can build my first website with my own domain names? Or can I build it then
do the domain name shift?
You can build and then worry about definite domains later. Transfering is not critical if they are not active. If you have websites then you would need to move them to WA, which is a different process than transfering domains.
2) My domains have been inactive for some time, so I don't have protection with GD. Is it best to transfer or point my domains here as I'm just starting
out with my websites?
You can just point if you are set on keeping them until you find out how to implement all transfers.
Will it cost me to transfer 3 domains? if so, is it best to redirect for now?
You will have to purchase an additional year for each, but remember, transfering your domains is not avbsolutely necessary..
When would I transfer to WA?
Is it best to let my domains run out with GD, then repurchase them with WA?
You may not be able to repurchase the same domains, so if you really want them you can just transfer later. If it's not a great loss you can just let them go and come up with new ones when you're ready.
Hope that helps!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi EOPolini,

Thank you for such a detailed reply.
So, to recap:
I can start the creative process of building my website now.
I can just point my domain names to WA for now.
The domain names are up for renewal this Fall, but I can just keep them "perpetually" directed to WA, to avoid the one-year costs. Correct?

Again, thanks for your help! I appreciate you taking the time to help me sort things out.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, when they are up for renewal you would have to pay regardless, unless you have decided to let them go, in which case you shouldn't even use them here, but, if you intend to keep them and they are not tied to a website, then simply follow the lessons to create your first website with your own domain.
Again, if you decide to let them go just continue your training with free websites until you're ready for the next step.
In any case, you don't want to tackle more than one initially.
Best wishes!
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Kksb0711 Premium
You CAN build it first and then do the domian shift. If you still have a GD account and have access to your domains then you should be able to transfer them.

It should not cost any money to do it, but I am not completely familiar with GD, so I am not sure if they would charge a fee. But they shouldn't.

You can transfer to WA whenever you want, but sooner is better. You could let your domains run out and then purchase them again, but then you run the risk of losing them to someone else.
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Joanne-G Premium
Good advice about tackling one site at a time. :-)
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Joanne-G Premium
I just did the redirect for now. I'll figure it out the transfer thing down the road. I just want to get going, and I got so stumped on the initial technology thing that caused me to procrastinate since I signed up! :-( Time to push through.

Any advice about how to select a Theme since there are so many to choose from with Premium! :-)
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I have a big passion for helping people in the health sector of their lives. My dad currently suffers from back and knee pain, due to surgeries, etc. I also had ACL surgery, father like son to a whole another level. Would this be a good niche for a beginner? Also, I can't help but think about the competition out there, so do you think that there is to much competition for a beginner?
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EOPolini Premium
Competition means there's money in it, to beat competition the key is to narrow your target and specialize!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi JLippard,
What do you want to help people to do, be, or have? Are there products you want to promote that could help support their quality of life?
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Yes, one would be a Active Ice® Therapy System. This is what made me think of going into this niche. It provide major comfort and pain relief to my leg after surgery. I am in the process of coming up with other products that I could promote. Do you think it would be a good idea?
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Joanne-G Premium
I think you just answered your own question. You are your best client, so find more people like YOU! And, you have the "story" as testimony that the product works.

Who else would I want to buy something from than someone who has used the product and found it to be tried and true!. Try it out! I think you're onto something worth looking into! :-)
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DorcasDee Premium
I am so stressed! My site is not looking the way I want AT ALL. Learning jargon, etc. But one thought that came to mind this morning is the demo for Twenty Seventeen is NOT something you can build with the free version. Is that the reason I can not get it to look right?
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Bawashom Premium
Don't know what is happening. Twice I am writing you a reply and ???? Off it went. Quickly I will say you have same help etc with free as I do with premium. Free is as reputable as premium. You will succeed. My problem is my eyesight. I can't follow videos as they are blurry. I need instruction in word format. Hopefully one day I find right person to help me there. Good luck
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Maybe work on getting your content down, then play around with the theme?
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DorcasDee Premium
Thank you for replying. I am having a problem with not only the videos being fast, but also blurry and some teachers have heavy accents. Maybe I am not looking for teaching videos in the right place. What theme are you using? If I come across a video for it that I think is better focused, I will let you know. My theme is Twenty Seventeen, I am trying to make it look like a magazine because I have written a book for the site.
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DorcasDee Premium
I am having a problem with the layout. It is leaving big gaps and I want it to look more like a magazine or newspaper, like the demo.
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks for the support! I found the problem, it was me! Can you imagine.......I was wanting a Twenty Fourteen theme, but I installed a Twenty Seventeen theme and following the Seventeen training. Sometimes, I take myself so seriously I can be silly! Thanks, again.
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks for the support! I found the problem, it was me! Can you imagine.......I was wanting a Twenty Fourteen theme, but I installed a Twenty Seventeen theme and was following the Seventeen training. Sometimes, I take myself so seriously I can be silly! Thanks, again.
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CHibbins Premium
Hello - to complete this lesson, do we need to build a website only using siterubix or can we use it with our own domain? I have already built my own wordpress website in the past and I am comfortable owning my own domain....do I simply start and do it with my own?
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@RICH. Premium
You can use your own domain by pointing it to the hosting here or transferring it to WA.
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CHibbins Premium
Thanks Rich
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R0ots Premium
Hey guys! I can't enter my jaaxy free account. I doesn't pass this link: http://my.jaaxy.com/upgrade. And when I log out it doesn't let me login, it says this: We were unable to find a user account with the credentials provided.

I checked my email several times and also the spam fold. Can you help me?
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hieutran1987 Premium
Hi ROots. I have a suggestion but don't know if it will work. If you absolutely can't enter your jaaxy account try making or using a different email and signing up for the free account again and see what happens. I never tried it but it doesn't hurt to try. Hope this will help. Hope im answering your question right.
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Pepeiata Premium
When you login to your WA account you see on the list of programs on the left side bar then click on WA programs then it comes to your WA link on the upper left. Just above the list of affiliate programs and their cost. Highlight and copy your WA link
Then go to your content you wrote. Click the picture of the link on the above line where there are small stuff to help build your content body like paragraphs and spelling corrections etc. When you click that then it pop up a small box it says url then paste your WA link in that line or enter it manually. The second line says write a text. About your content. Let says you're promoting WA. Then you end your content by saying, join Wealthy Affiliate now then click submit at the right hand corner of the box. Then the text will get to your content. When people click on the text join WA now then it guide them to your WA link.
Well I'm still learning myself. Hope that helps. Good luck
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I watched all the " Getting started " videos. I am very excited, but I have 2 questions.
1. My English is not the best ....can i write about something English - Hungarian, so i can write mostly hungarian LOL..- or not?
2. I probably missed something or it is in the upcoming videos:
I understand the good keywords will drive traffic to your website,
and people read and buy things clicking on an affiliate link on your website. How do they get there? I mean the affiliate links in to your website? thank you
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spinner721 Premium
1. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_used_on_the_Internet) More than 50% of the internet is in English. You can attack the Hungarian language and probably dominate pretty well, but you will be trying to target a relatively small percentage of the internet.

2. You get the affiliate links by signing up for affiliate programs at merchant websites. If you google a product and add "+ Affiliate Program" you should find some good results.
Most of this kind of stuff is found in the 2nd and 3rd Training modules.
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thank you!
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My main goal is to just have enough money to get by , Im not looking to make millions of dollars , I would honestly be happy to just get the equivalent of minimum wage, so I can focus on training for competitions and traveling, but most importantly spending more time with my family.
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mamachi Premium
I hope you reach your goal
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Hope you can achieve those goals. Good luck!
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So the niche that I chose is Children's Ballroom Shoes. After doing keyword searches in Jaaxy, I am almost wanting to change that niche to just Ballroom Dance Shoes. Would you recommend that I just keep going with the niche I have chosen, or delete my website and create a new one for just Ballroom Dance Shoes to get more traffic? Because I know it would...
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cramervod Premium
You have just started so I would go ahead and make the change.
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VitaliyG Premium
If the domain indicates it's for kids, I would make the change. If the domain you picked doesn't, keep adding new content.
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Thank you!
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem!
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I think you should keep it. It attracts 3 different audiences for shoes, kids, & ballroom.
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cramervod Premium
puppymonkeybaby...
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hello, I have performed searches on Jaaxy and I found some Keywords related to my niche. Firstly, could You please answer me if free membership of Jaaxy help me to find out enough Keywords? what is the next step after finding proper Keywords, shouldn't I connect them to my site somehow? -or this must be done after creating the content of site?
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@RICH. Premium
You try to use a single, relevant but different keyword for every page and post you create for your site. You put it in the title and first paragraph and write naturally around it. For example, one of your keywords for an orchid site might be "prune orchids", so for one post the title might be "How to prune orchids" and the first para might contain, "The best way to prune orchids is...". That's it!
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Rblam Premium
when I'm working on my site and going thru the steps I keep hearing the term "going live" dose that mean in WA or on the web after every step I just trying to get it right then the term "publish" so after each step what should I be doing regarding the two terms
thanks
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Robert, in terms of what you are doing, having change something on your page you need to save it by 'Publishing' it which puts it onto the internet for all to see. Amongst, IT professionals this is what is termed as going 'Live'. I shouldn't worry too much about that as its just a term. Continue doing what the lessons tell you and you will ok.

Geoff
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Rblam Premium
Geoff
thanks for the reply I think I didn't express it right when I working on the steps and writing content that I'm not sure if its correct or doesn't read correct like my about me page I saw mistakes that I corrected all I did was update which doesn't go live but stays in WA and future steps along the way that while I watch the videos
it keeps saying live when I just want to have correct step before I publish so I don't put out wrong or misspellings does the update button do that .

also 1 more question about all the different themes is there a way to pick one or are they related to the type of business you are starting or is it just the one whatever looks good to me because they are all starting to look alike to me mine is music related

thanks for you help
Robert
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My immediate money goals would be to get myself out of debt. My intermediate goal would be to start doing things I want to do and to use a portion of my profits to further build my business long term goals: to be able to help others in getting business off the ground and to buy a house
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Me too
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FrancineDeni Premium
Those seem like solid goals! Getting out of debt is one of mine too!
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Renet Premium
Hi Lisa,
Ok so with those final personal goals in mind, what are your monetary goals at WA? What would you hope to make in a month? A year? Don't overthink this, just jot down what comes to mind.
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Hola a todos me siento feliz,por tener la oportunidad,de haber encontrado Afiliados Ricos ,estoy seguro que es el lugar perfecto,en donde cumplire mi metas de un negocio exitoso en linea y ver que hay una gran comunidad,y que aunque acabo de ingresar,mi corazon me dice que son como una familia,muchas gracias.
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William67 Premium
Hola! Bienvenidos a WA. si necesitas ayuda me puedes mandar mensaje!
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EditE Premium
Hi, I am still only on Lesson 1 but thought I should post my questions here since this is the related topic:

1. If I already have a domain name that I purchased which is also already being hosted by another company (Dreamhost), is there a way I can build that site here at WA? I had uploaded .css and .html files just to have a standing homepage for it, but I want to start from scratch using Wordpress, hopefully from what I learn here. Since I already paid for my site (domain) and already have a hosting company, I am still hoping I can do some sort of 'transfer' and build it here ... Or could I build it here but still keep it hosted on Dreamhost?

2. Once I put my own content on a site I build here, who owns that content? Would I own all the copyright to all of my original content on the site, or would WA own all or some of it?

THANKS!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Edit!

You can always re-direct the domain to point to a website you build in WA. You do that with the service where you purchased the domain. You can also transfer your domain to WA. If you become a premium member, you will not need DreamHost, because hosting is included in your membership.

If I understand you correctly, there is not any content on your site at DreamHost. If this is true, I would simply build your website on WA (SiteRubix). If you haven't tried the SiteRubix builder yet, I encourage you to try it. You can just play around with it to try it out, then delete it. You don't need to add any content. Just get the feel of the builder.

If your website on DreamHost is substantial, you can move it to WA when you're a premium member. I've moved two sites to WA. One was very large.

You own the content on your websites. If you build a site in WA and later decide you want to move it somewhere else, you can. WA does not own anything you create. You own your content with full copyrights as the creator. Most WordPress themes have a copyright icon in the footer of each page.

I hope I've answered your concerns. If not, try me again.

Gary
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curtisst Premium
I just transferred mine from godaddy, just go to WA and copy NS (name server) and go to Dreamhost and paste them in place of theirs. I hope that will work for you. Then give it some time to transfer! If not ask WA for help inmoving nameservers! John
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EditE Premium
Hey Gary, thanks for the detailed response, that helps tremendously!
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EditE Premium
Thanks, I will try that!
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M43
Is this going to cost me money? if it is the join was free and that is what i am needing i am on a fixed income and they just cut my monthly income down to 400,00 i am not able to live off this so cut me from my sign In please unable to pay for any thing. thank you mary.
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JeromeManuel Premium
Hi Mary regarding finances but you can probably shout out to those members who can help you regarding your situation. Anybody out there who can help Mary our associate? Please give ahelping hand sheneeds advise , she wanted to join us in this business please. Thank you very much.
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feigner Premium
hey mary
your free membership will cost you nothing, you can stay as long as you like
learn from the first level on both the certification and the bootcamp
use the search at the top and learn a much as you can
have a dream and aim towards the dream - whether this opportunity is the one to take you to your dream is up to you
good luck with what you do
phil
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JeromeManuel Premium
There you go Mary. Good Luck. See you in the finish line OK?
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JeromeManuel Premium
There you go Mary. Good Luck. See you in the finish line OK?
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Mary it is so sad that other's have that kind of control over another's lively hood. Can you stay with the starter membership till your breakthrough comes in?
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curtisst Premium
Just keep it on the free for awhile until you give it some time,you can do it free for a couple of months and maybe you can learn and and make it work for you! good luck John
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I think discovered something here I can actually do. Using my person passions to create revenue. Building my website will establish niches in the things I'm.passionate about. Writing is something I'm extremely good at. But I need the proper structure so I don't sound like I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm going to need help in learning how to convert my passions and writing flair into money for the kitty. I'm all ears
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JeromeManuel Premium
same here just started. Just read and read they say. I Now Im in Lesson 2 sub 3.... Just go on and on and on. Never surrender. Only strong survive
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Sound great, let´s learn together!
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Yea let's do it and let's us all start getting actions
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Any other MLMers have success with promoting online with this? I would love to know if any others are here with my company? That is my main intention. ( is it allowed to mention specific companies)
Does this program teach in attraction marketing?
Social media training?
I'm new here and my mind is blown... in a good way..lol
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MsMerry Premium
Hi, Angela. You are in the best place possible to learn more about the marketing end of things as an MLMers. I think everyone in MLM should learn how to market themselves first and become the expert to others about the products they offer. Attraction marketing is like relationship marketing. Just a new way of saying things. Attracting others to you is smart marketing and that you will learn here. I did MLM and doing the social media route was not working so I found WA after trying one too many others in my search. I wish you the very best and you will do just fine if you can stay focused on the training and just follow the steps.
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Thank you so much
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jaimmel Premium
Now I really, really need help. I've chosen my niche - Women over 50. I figured that could encompass whatever I choose to put in there from skin care to minor home repairs. However, when doing the updates according to the video, I'm at a mind block on what to put in the Home Title and Home Description. Normally I'm a good writer, it's that kick start that is stumbling me. Not that it matters now, but if anyone has any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated :)
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FTurner8032 Premium
Something that I do is try to find good keywords and use them in my titles and descriptions as well as in the content of my post. I am sure that others will have good ideas as well, so check back often.
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jaimmel Premium
Thank you
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jaimmel Premium
I didn't have one of the automatic things you mentioned. Instead I have
"Allow EWWW Image Optimizer to track plugin usage? Opt-in to tracking to receive up to 500 free image credits. No sensitive data is tracked. Learn more. Allow Do not allow"

What is this and do I allow or not?
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jaimmel Premium
Never mind. Different on the video than on the class check boxes :)
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hello I have followed all the steps for pages and every time I look at view my page its says nothing found but when I go into the dashboard and click pages to view About me I can see it then, but when I go to my website its states nothing is found it's not showing me is that normal or is that how it suppose to go .. just asking
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cramervod Premium
You will need to create a menu and that lesson is in course 2.
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DesEvans Premium
have you tried to refresh the page when you preview your site
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yes, i did several times, as I stated it only shows when I go to the dashboard and click inside of pages, but when I review the website without going thru the dashboard it shows, it says (nothing found) and I know it's there because I followed all the steps in pages drop down menu and watch the video 3 times and it's in view on the dashboard so i don't know why it's not showing up
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thanks, i fixed it
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Geoffhyld Premium
Katrina, I am assuming that you have published the pages instead of saving them as draft? Also, on the Appearances tab check the Theme and make sure the one you are using is 'Active'.

Geoff
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thanks for reaching out but I have fixed my problem
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Geoffhyld Premium
What was the fix?

Geoff
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carolhudson2 Premium
Hello, have you published it yet. if not publish
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I have only heard good things about WA but have to admit I wasn't successful at my first attempt several month's ago. Since then I read several incredible motivational books that helped me to focus on more specific goals I want to achieve. This became a turning point and I put into play recommended strategies such as writing a business plan using Mind Mapping and other techniques. I believe the WA forum, its support and related tools will enable me to turn these ideas into solid replicable business models that will provide abundant cash flows.
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cramervod Premium
It all starts from within. Nobody gets it til they get it...
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EOPolini Premium
Sounds great: your determination to make it happen is key!
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HI
i found your site from checking out success academy
i also had look at Mobe . these guys make it sound easy . but ive never made money with MLM ,after wasting lots of time money
do these companies really offer anything different or unique programs or it all spin ? lol
online marketing i am brand new. got no idea
Anthony
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cramervod Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is not an MLM. The is a program that will teach you how to build a successful online business. And part of the lessons shows you how to get links from top companies such as Amazon and promote those products to earn commissions.

The work will be entirely up to you to do as will the training. If you are fast learner you will find things go quicker but it is still gonna take time for things outside of your control to make money.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi Anthony, what's being offered here is the tools, training and support to own your business promoting products and services for affiliate commissions. The cool part is you choose what to promote based on what you love to talk about. Cheers!
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DHalimi Premium
Hey, would it be a problem if my about me page would say that I`m not very experienced in the niche because I`m still learning about it but chose it because it interested me?
In that case I wouldn`t be seen as an expert would that be a problem?
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BobHammel Premium
I think people that is the best way to go. People will appreciate your honesty.
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ZEGU Premium
I don't think that will be a problem as long as you spell out what your site is all about and what help it will offer to the visitors who stop by.

You may not be an expert, but your visitors will stand to benefit from the comments that other visitors leave behind. Also, from the subsequent discussions.
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Mike613 Premium
Well I just finished level 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification. I feel as though I've accomplished more in Appx.1 week here. Than I have in the last 4 months with other supposed online business sites. And let me be very emphatic here. A Whole Lot Less Money. Word to the wise or very naive like myself. If a site is promising you a fabulous income. And all you have to do is plug in and pay $xxxxx. Click out of that site as fast as you can. And don't look back. Come to Wealthy Affiliate.
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Mike, I agree with you and have had the same experience of these sites that promise you riches and then forget all about you as soon as they have got your money.

Geoff
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So I'm having a bit of difficulty choosing my niche. I am a dyslexia specialist and really love it, but I already have a website for that. Should I use that, and build affiliate links, or will it look too unprofessional? Should I create an entirely new website devoted to it? Or should I go in a totally different direction ? I cloth diapered both of my children, so I have extensive experience with that. Opinions?
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cramervod Premium
I would go in and learn all this stuff of a new one before messing around with a site you already own. Once you become educated in what you're doing here then make a decision on your other website.

As far as a niche you can pick anything you feel passionate about. It could be the same as your profession or be completely different. Whatever you want to spend the time researching and writing about to then promote will be a good direction.
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Rubyaq1 Premium
Hi this is the about me page for this for my webpage. Can anyone give any tips or feed back on this.

Also once I have published the site. Will google index it in 2 weeks or is there more steps needed before the pages become live.?

Welcome to my webpage!.

We go through life with our ups and down from a smile to a frown. When everything is great we are calm and in a happy state, but when things go wrong and don’t turn out right. We chose to get angry and fight. We are told to follow a certain way, but when we start to question that’s not okay.

Looking back it was like this. Depending on your cultural background and society you are expected to do whatever everyone else is doing without questioning reason behind it.

I did the usual Maths, English and other subjects. I also learnt about communication at college, when I did business studies it help me with employment, but personally something was missing which I never learnt at school or which was self development.

I began to research this topic after I was taken advantage of my trusting nature by various family members and other people. Plus I had dreams like to become a film director in Hollywood, but I never reached it because I didn't know how to achieve it. Later I realized  before aiming big in life.
Learn and grow, become confident without becoming a big head. The changes starts within from your mind. There was one motivation speaker from India whose talk were in Hindi and he really opened my mind to many things like how do you open your mind and change for the better. His name is Sandeep Maheshwari. The good thing his seminars are free because he just want to help people as a charitable deed

Today I want to say that you should pat yourself on the back for taking the first step to self developing yourself coming to this page.  Please feel to comment below any questions or advice which we all can benefit from. The next step is a sumary of ideas to self develop and find the one that works for you or if you have any other ideas feel free to comment and share your idea.

Pls click the link for the next step.
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@RICH. Premium
I wouldn't recommend copy-and-pasting content from your site to WA or vice-versa, not only is against the rules (!) but if Google indexes this version here first, your site will be the one with the duplicate content. I'd delete this asap and provide a link to your site instead.
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Rubyaq1 Premium
How do I delete this from here. Its my own work. I put this here as a feed back. Do I need to change the context etc.Anyway thanks for the tip. Beside unless I make mistake which are not to serious, that is how we learn right.
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. just click on the small down arrow icon at the top right of your own comment to be able to edit or delete it. :)

When Google indexes content it ignores any site if it comes across that same content again, ie. only the first encounter counts. WA gets indexed incredibly quickly, so you want to avoid your About content being listed here at WA rather than on your own site!!
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JonP9RU Premium
Good advise for us newbies, thanks Rich
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CRBert Premium
Hi all.
Can a keyword be changed once it is assigned? For example, I am targeting better eating through vegan/plant base lifestyle. If I choice vegan as a keyword I may lose out of potential traffic because the buzz word for vegan today is plant base. Or can I use both?
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cramervod Premium
you are allowed to make changes. if the post or page isn't ranked then it's not really gonna do much damage. Also, you can just use the new keyword phrase for a new post rather than mess around and waste the other keyword which I assume was still a good one.
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CRBert Premium
Thank you
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Charlene, use both as you will get more hits and more hits mean more dosh lol (money/dollars/pounds)

Geoff
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CRBert Premium
Thank you. I will.
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MikeAkers Premium
I wouldn't change it especially since it is your page title, or should be. When you change it after it has been indexed then it will change the slug. That will cause an error code on your website.

In my opinion, I would leave it and if you want to add another one, that's okay. You could reword your first paragraph and incorporate your additional keyword phrase.

I hope this helps

Blessings
Mike
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Yes you can change if your page is not ranked
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ggee Premium
Is there any software programs one could use that would be able to set up any social media account? Say if you put your profile and photos, which would be same stuff you'd use on all of the different sites? For lack of a better term, a social media account setter upper?
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judebanks Premium
I haven't heard of any tool that enables you to join and set up multiple social media sites in one go.

There are many social media management tools out there to manage all of your social media accounts from one place, but they are meant to be used AFTER you have set up your profile at each social media site. ~Jude
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ggee Premium
I didn't think there was, but I asked just in case. I've been surprised so many times. The SM mgmnt tools would come in handy too, though. Thank u for the info.
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JoshPT Premium
I am debating on how to set up my website. I have a vision of a site that helps people with various injuries, from low back pain, muscle strains, sprains, tendinitis...., but was initially going to focus on low back pain. Should I have multiple websites for each type of injury, or will one site with multiple pages for those injuries suffice. I would love feedback!
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cramervod Premium
I would suggest picking one area and seeing what all you can do for that before you decide on how many sites you should or shouldn't use. You can always branch out when you get done with one....
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TaraClarke Premium
I think one site with multiple pages would be better.
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AndresAragon Premium
I think one site with multiple pages would be awesome. That way you don't have to do more work to try to get ranked on every single site.
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thedole Premium
I'm leaning towards going for the affiliate bootcamp, but I have a little block where I feel it would be wrong to try and teach others how to make money online before I have made a decent amount of cash online myself. You know, bought a boat and a Lamborghini, chartered a cruise ship for friends and family stuff like that! THEN I would have something to teach ;)

BUT I have read a whole lot on this subject over the years, so I think I could have something to offer anyways..

I have so many limiting beliefs holding me back, I could use a brainwash.
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Well if you are knowledgeable about the topic, people would just be glad to hear or learn about it. Also, you can use the bootcamp itself as a way to showoff your knowledge about the topic and gain some affiliate revenue at the same time. Maybe write a book and then promote it using your bootcamp.
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thedole Premium
I don't think I'm at that level yet, it's all theory for me so far. I think I need to supplement the knowledge, fill in the gaps, put it to use and grow my confidence first.
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thedole Premium
I got so defensive I forgot to thank you, oh boy I'm in for a bumpy ride... ;)
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Hi everyone! I'm planning to use blogs as my primary web presence/reputation building. Still have a lot to learn about my niche, but wondering what's the fastest way to build a following:
1) post on paid blogging sites
2) post on social media w/links to my site
3) mixture of both or other?
thank you!
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Jim, what i would advise you to do is be patient and follow the lesson plan without deviation and all will become clear as you progress through it. If you start jumping ahead of yourself you will miss things and it will take you longer to get going. Before you start thinking about monetizing you need a niche website with content on it. Without that you are not going to sell anything.

I hope this helps.

Geoff
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thanks - yes: patience & focus will be key for me!
I have a domain & link to my facebook, just wondering if building my own web patch is the most effective thing to do early on vs. deepening my niche knowledge & reputation on existing social media platforms...I guess that will become more apparent over time.
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ericcantu Premium
definitely focus on the training here as Kyle walks you through all that and trains you on how to build traffic the right way and turn that traffic into revenue. Even when you're eager to skip ahead, trust the system here. It works :)
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Geoffhyld Premium
I have never had a website indexed by google before but with the help of the WA training I achieved that within 9 days and with only content in two pages of a blog.

Geoff
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SteveRisley Premium
Hey everybody, I need to know! When I go to my website and input, change, update and Lord knows what all I have to do, If I'm doing it correctly or have I made some error or not. How will I know? Does somebody check my work? I would hope so but... Can somebody clear the air about this? As it is, I'm hesitant to move forward not knowing if what I've done is wrong or not. How does this work?
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Kyle Premium
You can get us to have a look at your website as you move through the training and progress with your website. But there aren't really any major mistakes that you can make and the training is going to walk you through the build out process of your website in bite sized piedes. :)
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Steve, when you have done a change to any of your pages you first click on update that will publish the new info to the internet. Then if you want to check over the results of the change you click on the Preview button which opens a tab in your browser and you can see the affects of the change that you have done.

If you are happy with the results but would like someone to check it out and give you feedback on it just create a comment with your pages address in it.

I hope this helps

Geoff
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JenniferL08 Premium
I'm very new at affiliate marketing and all the different concepts. I have just completed an overview of the course. I have learned so much over the past 2 weeks. I now have a better understanding of what I am supposed to be doing. I'm so glad that I joined premium and I can take advantage of the wealth of information that is available. I am now getting down to business and I have selected my niche. I'm now reviewing the lessons and completing all the tasks! Thanks WA for the support!
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annaknapier Premium
That's terrific! You're well on your way!! :)
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That is great Jennifer ! I wish you luck with your oncoming success (: i am looking for my niche at the moment ....
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MrMarquis Premium
Fyi choose a topic or area that you enjoy writing and talking about or an area that you dont mind researching to write or talk about. Then you bring your products and services that are associated with the content. I dont think there is a million dollar niche only a million dollar execution. The effort you put in to marketing your nich will determine if its a hero or zero. If hustling Coach hand bags is popular right now and you think having s site doing affiliates is enough its not going to work. You syill need to be in the search engine rankings. Sometimes your niche may be for long term sometimez it may be just to ride the wave on a new trend. Best wishes. Folliw me if you need tips, advice or want to watch me on my journey.
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Kimfowler1 Premium
Hi Geoff thank you for your help I'm sorry I have taken a while to get back to you I was finishing the lesson just before I had to go to work I'm a bus driver in Essex and working the late shifts this week anyway the thing is I was doing the lesson and I had to come out of the lesson to do 10 searches on jaaxy so I tried to find jaaxy on my website and couldn't find it. Thanks again for your help Kim
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Set-up your account profile here at Wealthy Affiliate
Interacted with others fellow marketers and aspiring marketers via live chat
Understood the process of earning money online
Chosen a niche from scratch
Have created your very OWN website
Have set-up the website for success
Have activated your website plugins
Understand how to create find and install
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Zhainne971 Premium
When I go to check those boxes to make sure search engines don't index them my first two match up but the 2nd two look different. One is Disable on this page/post and Disable Google Analytics. Are those the same as in the video that needs to be checked?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that has changed slightly. If you are looking to prevent your Privacy Policy from being indexed, just select the two that you see. I am updating that video by end of next week to reflect these recent changes.
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Zhainne971 Premium
Okay, thank you.
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Are there niches that make more money than others? My potential niche already has lots of content, bloggers, Youtubers, etc. I fully believe we should work for it, promote and put work in to achieve our goals. I know this isn't a get rich quick scheme which is why I am considering going premium in the next couple months - I do believe we can have success with WA. That being said, are there any niches that are just overdone or would be difficult to promote? I know we promote other people's products and I want to make sure I make a good business decision from day one... but how can you offer something no one else can on popular niches... dog training, weight loss, etc.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for any comments. :)
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MikeAkers Premium
There is plenty of room in any niche. You may have to dig down a little further than have so far. Instead of just how to lose weight, you may want to go further into it like this; how can women over 50 lose weight?

You can use your Google search (instant) Alphabet soup technique to get additional ideas.

Heres a great training on this... Blessings

Mike
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I have a passion for dogs actually.. so I was leaning towards dog training but I find it hard to narrow down more specifically than that while also having products to promote of other people's that they can't purchase at their local pet shop. Do you have any thoughts? :) I appreciate the quick response... narrowing it down more is a great idea.
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MikeAkers Premium
Sure, I understand. You could reach this group of interested people(niche) even if they could get products from the local store. Your site will not only reach local people but people from all over.

You may think about something like this: how to train German Shepherds on a budget, or how to train a stray dog basic obedience.

Then in any of these content articles you write you can add some affiliate links of whomever you get signed up with and hopefully make sales through your links.
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MikeAkers Premium
My main suggestion is to get into the training. It will teach you everything you need to know
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Wow, getting actually breed specific is an awesome idea. :) I do not own purebred dogs but I see where you are going. Strong willed dogs maybe ;) LOL. Thanks for your help.
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MikeAkers Premium
You're welcome
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mrronnie Premium
Don't overthink it ;) If your niche has competition, that is a good thing because it shows there is money to be made ;)

And you can always offer something extra - focus on low competition keywords in a crowded niche, produce higher quality content, create your own brand and following, etc ;)
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HI WA Community - Glad i found you!

I was looking into clickbank and it seems that we can only promote digital content there, can we actually promote physical products here at WA. I'm just 'getting started' and have a site where I sell our own products and am interested in setting my own affiliate program for our products. Thanks!
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Paulgh Premium
Hi Bryan, yes you can promote physical products here at WA, not on forums, chats etc . Not sure about setting your own affiliate program but I think you will get help on here
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