Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success

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

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

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

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

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

Before we go any further...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Current Tasks :)

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

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

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

Task 1: Watch The Walk Through Video Below

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


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

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

Task 2: Complete Your Account Set-up

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


DISCUSS VIDEO: Setting Up Your WA Account is EASY

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account only includes two items:

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

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

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

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

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

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

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

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

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

Make us a Promise OK?

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

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

Do we have a deal? :)

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

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson

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

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

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


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KayAitch Premium
I would be very happy to be make around $300 a day, and yeah ecstatic... Would be great if it`s even more than $300 a day! I`m just aiming to be Healthy Happy and Wealthy in everything i do :)

Thank you guys so much for this wondeful opportunity, it means a lot..

All the best too everybody thats on WA !
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CHolmes1978 Premium
Best wishes for your new journey :)
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PSeatts Premium
During the process of putting my Niche and Theme/Templet in place I notice that the title for the web page was there, but my theme/templet was not what did I do wrong? I pick it out I thought I put it in place. How do I go about making the correction. I went back through the training,but it looks like I would have to put the title,and website address Title in place again as well did I understand that right if so is there any way around doing it all over again. And where would I find your answer?
During the process of putting my Niche and Theme/Templet in place I notice that the title for the web page was there, but my theme/templet was not what did I do wrong? I pick it out I thought I put it in place. How do I go about making the correction. I went back through the training,but it looks like I would have to put the title,and website address Title in place again as well did I understand that right if so is there any way around doing it all over again. And where would I find your answer?
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ArielLeon Premium
hello everyone! i'm quite new to the community and hoping that we can help each other too :) i would like to know if there is anyone who has done a website/marketing promo to refer an online investment company which is located outside our country, will there be any legal restrictions?the reason being is that i asked some company to join my business but they were saying that there will be legal restrictions since i don't have insurance or legal capacity to protect the investors. can anyone help me sort out this dilemma? please and thanks and more power!
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TerryLew Premium
Welcome
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I don't know the answer, however, at the top of your profile page you will see "Questions" click on that. You can type in your question and when it ask you if you want the community help click yes.
Posting your question there will reach more members in the community.
You can also see if there is someone in chat that might know the answer.
Good luck
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Ok I think I understand what an affiliate website is. Basically you make content that says how great a product is even though it's not your own and you add links to it? So for me I make handmade items so I could use Walmart or Etsy just as an example? Where I buy my yarn and tell people how great the yarn is and add links to my website to Walmart and etsy? And post pictures of my finished products on my site so the people can see how great it came out. Is that the jist of it?
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newmarketpro Premium
You got it right Tristian.
I think you understand how affiliate marketing works now.
Basically you are creating your website, publish content that helps people out there who are searching for information about the product. And if they decide to purchase the product from the link on your website, you'll get the commission.

:)
Joe
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Thank you so much for a quick response! I'm really glad I understand!
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Ok, I have completed the starter training and considering the upgrade, but I do have a question, what do I do with my website now? How do i find content to add to my site for people to purchase things? Or is that all explained in the premium membership?

Thanks!
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Maverick Premium
I was on the fence about going premium also. I researched a few different affiliate marketing companies and this is by far the least expensive with the most info and great people who are willing to help. I am on course 3 and I just learned how to get into the money making process. It is all explained right in the course lessons, they take you by the hand to make it pretty simple.
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newmarketpro Premium
Yups, All that will be covered step by step in the training. If you are serious about building your online business, that's the route you want to take - become a premium. It will open up everything you need to know about making money online from setting up your website, getting traffic and site monetization.

All the best to you Courteney..

:)
Joe
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Courteney and welcome to WA. Signing up for premium membership is most definitely the wise choice to make. There are a further 4 courses available to you in the Certification Course as well as the 7 courses in Bootcamp.

During these courses you will learn all about content and how to approach the creation of your own content, and much more. There really is a wealth of information available to you as a premium member that is worthy of your consideration.

All the best,

Brian
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Thank you Maverick :)

How long have you been a member now?
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Maverick Premium
For just about a month now. I am still working full time but I see the potential with all of this, so a lot of my free time I am putting into this.
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Maverick Premium
*** Been a premium member for just about a month. I've technically been a member since 2014 but have been serious about this only recently.
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KalliBoleman Premium
yes the trainings will go into great detail on the process. I am still learning to do this day. You will need to find tour niche and then from there you will find out what you want to talk about in your content. This website is truly helpful and I was fishy at first because I have looked at other sites, but this one by far is the cheapest and does provide you will the info you need to become successful. Hope this all helps. Let us know if you need anything. :)
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AndreaK1 Premium
I already have a niche and I am building my website, but I do have a basic questi:on: If several people have the same niche and similar websites, aren't they in competition to each other? If lots of people choose "weight loss" , there would be a lot of websites with the same subject out there and it would be harder to get customers to me particular website, right? Just wondering ...
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chender684 Premium
Competition is good. You just have to be better than the rest. Are you up for the challenge? Do you know a lot about your niche? Are you good at doing research on your niche to create content? If you answered yes to these questions, then go for it and be better than everyone else in your niche.
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HeidiY Premium
I can’t remember the exact figure Kyle says in the training but it’s something like 5.8 billion online users so there is plenty of traffic for everyone.

As Andrea said don’t worry about the competition, the training will guide you through the tips and tricks to get your website noticed.
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Dukeg55 Premium
I think when we get used to our site we will be able to enhance our site thus standing out from the others
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Pretty new to all this. Recently broke my back and have been spending lots of time on the computer. So I figure I'd give this a try for while since I'm laid up and possibly for quite awhile I'd like to genarate some income since I can no longer work. Any extra pointers would be great
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Bald Eagle Premium
Sorry to hear of your misfortune - on the bright side it has created an opportunity for you.
I suggest you start with the "Get Started Here" tab on the top left.
Do everything as it is laid out in each step. It all comes together and starts to make sense.
Do not expect success overnight.
The harder you work the sooner that will come.
Best of luck
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Bryan8 Premium
Don't expect this to be a quick income. Those who expect that are most often disappointed. Expect to spend up to a year working to build a quality site with traffic in order to get a steady income.
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I published my about post and the privacy policy page, but neither ran the duplicate content check. I know that's not entirely important because the about page is totally unique and the privacy page is totally duplicate, but I want to make sure this feature is working for me in the future.
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tmaus1969 Premium
With the help of God the Solution to a non linked Rubix Content page to Word Press occurs if you delete the Page or Post in WordPress it deletes the Link in Rubix. You have to create a new contact in Rubix and re-point it to your Word Press website.
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MozMary Premium
not sure what you meant by a 'non-linked rubix content page to wp' if deleting the page deletes the link in sitecontent!

you seem to be talking about starting over with your page in sitecontent and publishing to your wp site?

deleting pages, well I guess that's new pages you are talking about with no traffic or rank yet...but it is possible to write directly into wp too, it is not a requirement to link all pages to sitecontent
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I already had my website registered and hosted on Blue Host before coming to WA. It looks like I can't use the SiteContent platform if I don't have my site hosted through WA. I created a post with SiteContent and it asks for my website name and then it tells me that my site is not registered through WA. Am I correct in assuming I can't use SiteContent in this case?
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ThongN Premium
Hello Chuck i think you have a problem about transferring/ moving your own website into our WA here.
Attached is blog and video tutorial about it:
- - It might help.
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feigner Premium
you could point your name servers for your site here - rather than moving it - then you have access to all of the features of site content - the other way to do it is to setup a test site and export your content and import it into your site on bluehost.
So there are work arounds for your situation
Good luck
Phil
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Thanks for your help. I will work on that.
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I have completed 9 Lessons and it all came to a dead stop unless I upgrade to Premium. I do not want to upgrade at this stage.

How do I continue to lesson 10 and beyond without upgrading, or is this just another false promise with a clever ruse to blackmail people to upgrade?

Please advise,and I sincerely hope that I am wrong about WA because the whole deal seemed so sincere.

Geoff
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billy947 Premium
Hello Geoff;
WA is not a scam, the lessons are like going to college (which I never had a chance to do), but courses are very expensive. This way you can take your time and understand everything. Even having the community help you with any questions you may have.

For $19 the 1st month, and $49 each month after, doesn't seem like much for a whole course. You can always drop out whenever you want. But if your website starts making money (depending on
what your niche is) and how you can help others, it can pay for itself. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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JasonGB Premium
You can keep your websites with the free hosting forever, never have to pay hosting.
That is incredible value in itself.

But unless you upgrade then you don't get access to the premium membership content.

The owners are running a business,a very honest, very valuable business and as premium members we get an amazing value for the cost. WA is the best training hands down, with awesome community and as premium you get up 50 hosted domains, keyword tool, site content writer...the list goes on.

if you pay for any another keyword research tool,just by itself it will cost more than this

At the end of the day if its of value, you'll join,if not then i wish you well.
Hope to see you in premium
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billy947 Premium
Well said Jason.
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Kyle Premium
Here is some training if you are not ready to upgrade quite yet Geoff:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/not-quite-ready-for-premium-membership-starter-membership-day-8-onwards

You have to do what makes the most sense to your financial situation, so no issues there. Also, keep working on your website, keep building out keyword targeted content, and stay active within the training/community.

Upgrade at your own pace and what makes the most sense to you. :)
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JasonGB Premium
Cheers! I love WA ... and scam it is not!
Hoping all is well with you
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feigner Premium
Geoff - when you came over to this site - possibly from an affiliate site were you not told that free membership was for level one training only - for both certification and bootcamp. you also get access to two free sites for you to do with as you please within the wa program.
There is no ruse to blackmail you, you are very welcome to stay a free member for as long as you please, feel free to use the top search bar to find out how much information you have access to for free.
on this site you are guided to making a complete business online - do you really want that for free? isn't that worth the small fee - compared to a lot of others?
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Rich908 Premium
Your first ten lessons are free
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Hey,
I followed all the steps in setting a privacy policy page. However, I viewed the site and the page isn't in the home page, but only when I looked for it in the search box. In my privacy page, there is a comment section, even though I set it as a page. Can anyone please tell me what is going on. Thanks in advance.
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HeidiY Premium
You need to add your Privacy Page to your menu. I have mine in the footer menu but you can decide which menu you attach it too.

Go to WP dashboard, menus, then find the menu you want and add it either as a main menu item or a sub menu depending on where you want it to appear.

Open the page in WP and scroll right down the bottom you will see noindex and nocomment check boxes, click those and update, and your done.
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I have a question - I have my own web hosting, that hosts upwards of 20 domains. I originally purchased the site hosting to learn Joomla and Drupal, but I have these other 19 domains that I can host off it.

That said - Can I just build my own Wordpress site there, or do I need to use the SiteRubix in order to use any affiliate marketing stuff? I also own my own domain for my niche.
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Bald Eagle Premium
You can use any hosting you like and run your affiliate marketing off of that.
You will just have 2 lots of payments:
1 for WA and 1 for your hosting company
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Rich908 Premium
Let WA do all your hosting -
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Aalia0423 Premium
Hello,
I have read all content, so I chosen children clothing for my niche. so when I begin driving customers it would be containing to baby clothing. My question is being a single mother of two. divorce and how I had to adjust my life that's really what I want to drive on my page. I want to give advice, share discounts, I don't feel that the chosen name goes with the topic. Is it possible to create a single mother page as well
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Bald Eagle Premium
Sorry Aalia0423 - your question is not clear to me.
Have you chosen a domain name?
Sounds like you want to target single mums and promote discounted children's clothing to them?
Is that right?
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I'm by no means an expert (new like yourself), but it sounds like you 'really' want to give advice on being a single mom, divorce, etc. and then leverage sales of baby/children's clothes.

Why not do both on one site and go with a name like:

AaliasAdvice
Aaliasmommyhelper

There's a LOT of traffic that gets generated from blogging in the mommy advice area, so if you're into blogging, this could also be something to leverage. Just a thought...
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Bryan8 Premium
Hey Allesha ! First I'd like to welcome you to WA premium. You made a great choice in coming here to pursue your dreams.

As for your niche if I were in your shoes I would try to angle for the money saving, helpful, single mother approach. Some will argue that that is too broad of a niche, but I think that you could pull it off.

Domain names are not very important for ranking purposes anymore. Google uses a smart scanner to figure out what your site is about without such a large emphasis on you telling it.

I wouldn't pick a name like beerstore.com for your site, but singlemomhelp or Alleshasmomblog or familyfriendlytips would work. By being a little broader you would have plenty to write content about or do reviews about.

You'd have a multitude of ways to monetize this as well. From clothes to family friendly budget trips. If you are comfortable with social media I believe that you could blow this up big quickly. I've taken this approach on a site and believe that it will do well. You'll always have people that disagree and that's fine. Just prove them wrong.

If you already chose a domain name or want to talk about it some more feel free to pm me and I'll be happy to offer my thoughts, advice, or whatever you feel that you would need to help you out in your online journey. I've always been the guy that roots for the underdog.

Best of luck to you!

Bryan
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GinaU1 Premium
Hi, Aalia. I think you could promote your children's clothing niche and discuss why you started your site -- being a single mom-- as well as promote WA to help other singles mothers start their own business all on one site.

Or, you could create the children's clothing site first and get it up and running. Then later you could launch another site discussing topics for single mothers, etc. You could also link the two sites.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck.
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Today I added the Privacy Policy page to my website, however when I checked I couldn't find it on my site. Where exactly should I be looking for it? Also, is the About Me page supposed to be in the middle of my site? I really liked this theme, but I am having a hard time checking on my progress. Last question, should I be changing my theme?
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DBeuscher Premium
Check your menus. It may be on a different page. It is hard to give definitive direction without know what theme you are using.
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I had chosen the Notes Lite theme. My niche is coffee, I figured this would be the best theme. I'm open to suggestions.
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Today I added the Privacy Policy page to my website, however when I checked I couldn't find it on my site. Where exactly should I be looking for it? Also, is the About Me page supposed to be in the middle of my site? I really liked this theme, but I am having a hard time checking on my progress. Last question, should I be changing my theme?
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QAVAVO Premium
@LisaPoore Revisit Lessons 7 ( Creating your Initial Website Content ) & 8 { Creating Customs Menus On Your Website ) of Level 1 of the Entrepreneurial Certification Course.and see if something went wrong in your creating, arranging the order, and posting your About Me and Privacy Policy. I had almost the same problem with my Home Page menu it is missing from my website and this has to do with playing up of SEO plugin
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I am just starting Lesson 8, so maybe I am getting ahead of myself. I didn't want to move forward if I had did something wrong on Lesson 7. Thanks for the help!
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BillReynolds Premium
I have been trying to setup my webpage for the last 4 hours. I chose a e-commerce theme. I selected my domain name and paid for it. I built the website and downloaded only to find that it did not have the graphics I had chose. It was just a page with text. Showing my web site name and where to place text but no graphics. I tried to redo the site but was told I needed to delete the original website. I went back but couldn't find any place to delete the site. I am totally frustrated. What can I do to get the theme I want with graphics?
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UrsaMajor Premium
What theme are you using?
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BillReynolds Premium
I went back over things again and found the delete button for the website, it was way down at the bottom of the page. I had to keep checking but I did find one theme where the graphics came with it. I tried to preview the site but said it hadn't got to the server yet, so will try again later. Thanks for replying.
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Oh my I wish I could help. Please keep us posted as what the solution is so that others that may run into this problem know what to do. I am not as far as you yet, good luck and best wishes!
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UrsaMajor Premium
Did your theme come with documentation? If so, download the files and documentation. This will be a zip file, open it up... if you click on the documentation it will walk you through for that specific theme.
Also, it may come with demo content. Upload that also.
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UrsaMajor Premium
Ok. Good luck! Let me know if you need anything.
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GaryLalande2 Premium
High Bill, went thru this same issue; bottom line have to spend a little coin to get this going- your in Business. Site support does not help you with this, they just tell you to contact your Theme developer or WP--to set up have to pay a freelancer to set things up properly-not told to us! I consulted on of our Own Members LABMAN- His name is Craig Hughes. Set my site up for $100 and is beautiful and ready to go --www.cellphoneportablechargers.com what we get is just a Blog Roll page when pick our themes. Lot of them need right plug-ins etc., to finish sites properly. Hope this helps Gary L>
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RCoppersmit1 Premium
Bill, you can change theme at any time, any of your information will be transferred from theme to theme. You can look at, activate, and try as many themes as you want, one at a time. You may also need to get the plugin Woo commerce to get the theme you choose to work. There are many that are made specifically for stores. Store one is one that I saw.
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ericcantu Premium
When you select a theme, you're able to see a live preview of what it can look like, but this isn't going to be what it looks like when you first activate it. It will be in its bare bones state, and you'll have to customize it to have it look similar to its live demo.

Most themes have documentation that come with them, and usually have instructions for customizing it so it looks like the demo. The more complex the theme, the more of a learning curve there is to achieving that customized look.

That's why early on it's usually best to choose a simpler theme, like the way Kyle shows in the training. As you progress and get more comfortable customizing a theme, you can get better at customizing them and using themes with more bells and whistles.
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BrenC Premium
Hi Guys

Question: If I set up a website, build content etc and 5 months down the line I decide to stop my premium membership to WA does that website still belong to me?

How does the legalities work? Must I be a member to run any websites I start and build from within WA?

Thanks in advance for your help
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Bryan8 Premium
Nope, it's your site. You'd have to move it to another host within 30 days
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kdforsman Premium
This is probably a question for SiteSupport, as you may have features or plugins on your website that are only available to premium members. If you downgrade at a later stage, it may be easier to move the whole website and domain to a different hosting provider. This will only work if you have purchased your own domain name - you won't be able to transfer it if it's a siterubix.com domain.

Another option - is to do what I did, which is wait until the Black Friday sale (annual) take advantage of the discounted rate and go yearly - it's saving me a ton. Cheers, Karen
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Bryan8 Premium
Karen, I've been wondering what was the price for black friday? Thanks!
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BrenC Premium
Thanks for the tip!
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kdforsman Premium
It was $299, which was a big saving and the cool thing about that is you lock that price in forever. Cheers, Karen
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kdforsman Premium
You are most welcome - even if you go annual - the black friday deal just tacks on the end of that which is a great saving in the long run if you're serious about your online business.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
What Bryan8 said is true, BUT it has to be a domain that you purchased and not the SiteRubix domain. SiteRubix is a sub domain, meaning you aren't the owner.
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Bryan8 Premium
Thanks for pointing that out. Good catch, I didn't even think about siterubix.... I'll blame old age. ;-)
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You can't think of everything : )
We have each others back.
Just one of the great features of this awesome community.
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To be sure I understand, my website created through WA is hosted via SiteRubix, but I am not the owner?
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DenzelSr Premium
I like the way you brought out the meaning of the new adventures
Of this project an looking forward to achieveing as much as I can
MIT need a bit of help.
But not afraid to ask for it when I need it'.
Thanks a lot for all the expertise you have added to
All the nolage an wisdom put into it.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance!

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

NOINDEX this page/post

NOFOLLOW this page/post

This should do it.

Bill
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Bbronzed0z Premium
Thank you for your reply Bill.

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

Any further ideas?

Thank you.

Tabitha
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Tabitha,
Were you able to get this solved?
If not, go into word press, go to site manager and log in. Go to pages on the left menu. When it brings up your privacy policy don't click on it. If you hover over it you will see edit and quick edit. Click on quick edit. Over to the right there will be a box that says"allow comments"
If it has the check mark in it, click on the box to take it out. This should solve your issue if it hasn't been solved already.
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Bbronzed0z Premium
Thanks so much Lee!! Not resolved as yet but this def sounds like its about to be! :)
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Bbronzed0z Premium
And fixed!
Thanks again Lee! :)
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Sofi2 Premium
I can feel with time this is going to be great and everything have steps to follow and I really can't wait for it. I am trying to not go in all at once because it would be way to many information for my brain to process at once, but I am wondering is that a good idea?
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HeidiY Premium
Just work through the training, do each task, don’t skip any, and you will be fine. Welcome to WA, it’s a wonderful community
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Sofi2 Premium
Thank you
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I new to this but whatever outcome this gives me I hope it’s worth it an not something to play wit I hope I can make a good living to give me something to do to make myself useful in a way an be stable the examples above was very interesting in understanding how it works I’m normally a fast learner so I know it should work out for me an everyone else but I’m happy to be here an good luck to everyone success an having a goal is everything make our strengths be knowed an blessed .
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cramervod Premium
The more you put into this the better the results will be. Don't be afraid to ask questions as often as you have them and don't be embarrassed if you don't do things great the very first time. Practice practice practice is the way to get fantastic at anything.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers,
Pratap
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Thanks Gary, much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go into the back of WordPress.

Click on Appearance and then click on Menu.

You see Posts and Page options.

Click on Page and now click on your Privacy Policy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance or any feedback.

Sincerely, Cecil
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Sorry. Lee,
The last one was
Earn money in your spare time.
Maybe I could have been little too broad with these.
Cecil
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You don't want to use the ones less that 10 ( that is what the symbol means). You want the avg. traffic to be above 50.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No worries. I am bad about searching ones with the REALLY low traffic.