Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success

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

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

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

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

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

Before we go any further...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Current Tasks :)

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

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

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

Task 1: Watch The Walk Through Video Below

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


DISCUSS VIDEO: Wealthy Affiliate - A Comprehensive Platform Walk-through

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

Task 2: Complete Your Account Set-up

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


DISCUSS VIDEO: Completing Your Account Setup (It's EASY)

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account only includes two items:

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

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

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

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

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

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

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

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

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

Make us a Promise OK?

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

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

Do we have a deal? :)

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

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson

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

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

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


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For people who are stuck on finding a niche: A very wise person told me to just sit down and start mind-mapping out the things I enjoy. Start with any hobbies you have, the main things thoughts that occupy your mind throughout the day, the types of articles or books you tend to read, questions that you search for answers on... Then, refine those. Now think of the different things that people buy related to that topic. A product, a training course, a subscription, etc. For example, while scrolling through Facebook, I tend to stop and read the posts that are related to science and technology more than anything else. Within those posts, the ones I get the most excited about are advances in technology. Maybe I could have ads for new gadgets, advanced medical treatment centers, universities that offer courses for the whatever it is, tickets for seminars, books/magazines. I don't know if I'll use this niche or one of the others that I found but it is exciting to think that I will be able to justify spending my time reading articles about something I enjoy because it is a part of my business now. Maybe I'll even get to try out some new technology for free just because the company wants me to write a review about it. :)
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Ashseeef Premium
I tried playing around with Jaaxy with my niche idea which only generates 5 keywords. There are however 1000+ average traffic for the exact term and over 100 searches for the other 4 keywords. There is however completely no QSR. Is that even possible or is this a red flag about my niche?

There are many sub topics and sub sub topics that I am equipped with to write contents about that are highly relevant to my niche though they are not reflected under Jaaxy.

Anyone could shed some light on this? :)
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smartketeer Premium
Have you clicked the Get QSR link?

The Premium membership comes with Jaaxy Lite which requires manual action. In the tutorial Kyle uses the full version which displays the values automatically.

Just click the Get QSR link
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Ashseeef Premium
Ok......i just realized that too! What a silly question..haha..I thought it will come on automatically like how it's shown in Kyle's video. Thanks so much @smartketeer! I'm so new at this! :P
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome!
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i have a wordpress site and thats a horror to bulld whit no experience ore help i dont know how to get links on my website but how dose that go here ?do you get a link from the affiliate site and then load it in a sections of your web page ? like i said i have no computer education ore experience im a fresh starter
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Francis and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
As you progress through the training you will learn everything that you will need to know.

Once you go to implement what you learn in the training, and you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Some new members are worried that this will be like other programs that they have experienced.

I assure you that Wealthy Affiliate is different. you truly get the best training and the support when you need it.

You aren't alone here : )
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann
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Zappades so when it comes to the niche's lets say i was going to market vitamins or dietary pills what would be a good niche for that without a million other ppl who are marketing the same things. And this might sound elementary to you but im green when it comes to this. ty
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It's not likely that you will find any niche that doesn't have a ton of other people in it (unless it's a bad niche to begin with). The trick, regardless of your niche, is to find a way to make your offering different from everybody else. Perhaps it's your knowledge, or your experience, or simply the way you do things. Just focus on being different and not putting out the same old content that a million other people have already done to death.

Hope this helps. :-)
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Yes hope you find your niche. I’m also having little bit of confusion about mine being at too industry
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Hello,

I'm a newbie wanting to learn affiliate marketing. I've heard of affiliate marketing through social media where you make an add and send the prospect straight to the website such as Amazon for example. Is it necessary to build my own website and not send the prospect straight to Amazon?
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Zappades Premium
If you want to build an online business of your own, your own property, then a website is the way to go.

You can get free traffic to your website and also promote it on social media.
You can get affiliate partner with companies if you have your own website and promote products on social media.
Check out the training, it shows how all works :)
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Thanks for the advice
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First of all, going through this phase of training seems very confusing. This one I’m going to have to read over and over again. When this lesson was printed someone forgot to proof read the contents. So when going through his lesson I have to decide what it is that you’re trying to say.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Valerie and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
may I ask what you are confused about?

Maybe we can help to give you clarity : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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Ron39 Premium
Ive created my website also connected with amazon today. This seems simple yet a lot of info can be overwhelmingly tough. Be patient it will all fall in place. What i dont like is that someone says WA does not tell the truth. I doubt that very much. I have not had any issue with teaching and support. I got stumped a couple times. Take a break and i come back and catch up. Everything will fall into place in time keep learning and apply. If your through the training just watching it that wont help. Get two devices one to watch training at same time as setting up everything. This is working for me. Rome wasn't but in a day. Nor will your website or business.
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ChadTrader Premium
There are always going to be critics and plan old negative people... but I have found the best training here at WA and the help from the community is priceless.

I am learning more after finishing the training by helping others and reading other peoples answers that they get from more experienced members.

Enjoy the training, you made the right choice!
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I’m very excited, just joined!
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Great idea, thanks!
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i hear you Ron. it takes time. i was about to max out my credit cards just to join AWOL Academy. thank god i got this invitation from wealthy affiliate. so i can log on with 2 different computers at the same time in my training. cool thx
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DeeWolf Premium
I am having some technical difficulties with my domain. I cannot register one whether it be free of paid for. Whenever I press the "build this website" button a notice pops up saying I have to contact support in order to register a domain. I have done so, and hope I get a response soon.
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Zappades Premium
Hi, Support reacts very fast, don't worry :) maybe 10-15 minutes :)
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DeeWolf Premium
I put in the inquiry 2 hours ago.
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SStewart112 Premium
I'm working on my first "review" of WA and want to put the rankings in it like Kyle showed on the training module. I believe the video may have been made about a year ago. Does anyone know where I can find the current rankings or if the following rankings are still accurate?:

Training: 4.8 out of 5.0
Support: 5.0 out of 5.0
Support: 5.0 out of 5.0
Website Builder: 4.9 out of 5.0
Wordpress Hosting: 4.8 out of 5.0
Research Tools: 4.6 out of 5.0
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Suzanne,

I put my own rankings in based on my own experience with what I have received.

For instance, if I found the training to be excellent, I would give it 4.8 or higher.

If I find the support to be ok... well I might rank WA 3.5.

It's based on your honest opinion for product reviews.

I hope this helps.

Monica
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I have a idea of a few niches. I just have build on them and also how did some of you decide to affiliate with.

My financial goal being happy earning?
$5,000
Ecstatic earnings?
Scrooge McDuck money

Time invested to achieve my goals?
As much time needed to achieve the goals and set another to accomplish.
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siamjerry Premium
With hard work and dedication $5,000 a month is possible.
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Kyle Premium
Haha, love it. Scrooge McDuck money is possible too, it is just a matter of effort, time and commitment to a niche. I started out in your exact situation Ray, here I am 17 years later being full time online!
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Hey everyone, greats to be joining this community.

For the first, can I make a website for selling product like a gear for guitars and choose the affiliate sites from the online store in my country ? I want to try made affiliate not only from the amazon, maybe from another online store

And the last, can I make website just for telling my opinion or my research about something that I really understand and want someone in the world know about that ? And how can I get money from that kind of sites ? Is that sites just for make someone knows about me or learn something that I knew ?

Your kindness in answering will be very helpful for me.
And thank you so much WA for let me joining here.
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Marley2016 Premium
Govinda,

You can monetize websites not just with products but with
services and even your own knowledge - make your own
e-books and you can sell those through your website the
possibilities are endless.

Hope this answers your question.
Susan
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Hello...you have great idea. I'm a musician, too. As I saw in videos, yes, you can sell from your country, If they have affiliate links. Yous should check.

Good luck
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my name is alex alfa ashton my family name is Raccis
today my first day , i feel good vibes , hope it is truly so..
I have come to Earth to help Life here too and keep on widening my awareness and consciousness ...I have done many things in this field..like Services to thousand beings to m make them have globally a better life ... i have been very active but mainly refusing to use money ..
now I have still same goals
but I wanna try to have success again also by using money ,,,
§and as there's a lot to be done on this planet I may need very much much money .. so I gonna get money
.forgive my poor english. I am rich in other fields ...
infinite cosmik non religious blessings to you all!!!
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TetaJulie Premium
welcome to Wealthy Affiliate
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA Alex and I definitely look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever feel "stuck" anywhere along the way. :)
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barmar Premium
can anyone give me some advice, please.? I have been trying to build my web site. with build your web site. but every time I click on it all I get is an upgrade form to fill in, how do I get past the form to be able to continue. I must be doing something wrong
feel a little pathetic at the moment
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi there. I'm new, but I might be able to help you. Just to clarify, you ARE building your site WITHIN Wealthy Affiliate, using Site Builder and going through the lessons, starting at Level 1, correct? And what are you being asked to upgrade to? If it's the Theme you chose, trying to get you to upgrade to a pro level, that isn't necessary, and it should be easy to bypass that by clicking anywhere. Have you tried logging out of WA altogether and then logging back in? If you've tried everything to get past the pop-up, and can't, then...let's see what someone with some more experience than I have can advise. BUT, most important: don't feel pathetic! Believe me, everyone has gone/ goes through this...and A LOT. You will surely have many more moments like this before becoming "fluent" in WordPress. It's an on-going learning process. But stick with it, and keep using this forum to get you over the humps, no matter how small the issue seems to be. (I'm sure someone will chime in with an answer soon. It's Saturday morning, afterall!)
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Ron39 Premium
Hi there. I believe your issue is that you need to be a premium account holder. that will solve your problem. I'll be honest free is not cutting it anymore. Yes in the past many internet services are offered free. Also came with many issues. Fake Fake and again Fake profiles, sites, under age user accounts. multiple accounts for one person running all of it. Be honest with yourself you want a hand out go find a homeless feed and you got it. You want a real income generating website, websites invest in your business. At least your forking over 3000 cash up front like in have in the past only to fail. Ask yourself do I want to actually become a professional online income earner? well think study study read read watch watch and learn and apply. costs are cheap when you start earning it will pay for itself. hope this was helpful. i myself just signed up yesterday i will upgrading later today to get the full benefits of this program. Good Luck to You.
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OmarWA Premium
When Kyle talks about creating a website, does he means a static website or a blog? The example like the football snack helmets website looks like a static website, not a blog. My question is, is WA teaching you to make blogs for review or statics websites to sell products?
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smartketeer Premium
Same thing Omar ... That's a simple site structure issue and is up to you how do you want to define the architecture of your own site ... And you can create a static homepage even for a blog
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Omar & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

All good questions, however, unsure about you mean by 'static website' as all websites are dynamic on-line 24/7 ...

Short answer is yes -- suggest you keep moving onward on your training with Kyle as most of your questions are answered along the amazing WA journey .... :) all the best, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You can do either, depending on what your overall goal is. I think for an affiliate style site -- meaning where the focus is on products and services -- a rolling blog style might be better because you will likely always be writing reviews and such.

On the other hand, if you are going for more of an "authority" site -- meaning you are focused more on building your name or a brand -- you may want to go with a static page so it looks the same every time and begins to etch itself into your audience's minds.
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Cav1966 Premium
Welcome to wealthy affiliate .. as stated when you get more into the training you will understand more. However smartketeer is right the short answer is that it will depend on you as to what kind of niche and what kind of site you want. You are building a business basically and part of that journey is figuring out.. one what your passionate about and two just how you want that business and passion to look like.
Follow the training and you will get a better feel for things. Any questions feel free to reach out someone is always around willing to lend a hand.
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I am new member. But i can assure that you can’t make money online without investing anything. Like all other business you need to put in something.

You need to invest your time and pay the premium if you need more. As i am new here... i will be completing everything and get ready for whatever it takes. Cause being broke in this advance world is a huge mistake
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Agreed. And I applaud your insight and tenacity. I think what a lot of people don't realize is just how inexpensive it really is.

Like yourself, Patrick, I have built and ran traditional businesses in the "brick-and-mortar" world and, as you probably know, it can be EXTREMELY expensive to get started.

You have to rent buildings, hire staff, order product, pay for storage and shipping, and a billion other things. It's not easy and it dang sure ain't cheap.

Here, for $49 a month, I can build multiple businesses, none of which require an office, factory, employees or warehouse. I currently run everything out of my home office (i.e. bedroom, lol), or my laptop when I am away from the house.

Yes, it is still a business and will require effort on my part. But it is a business that anyone can build if they are serious enough.

Though you said you were new, for what it is worth, I can already tell you are going to do great here. :-)
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pieleo Premium
Piradukunda,
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!!
Time will be your greatest investment here BUT it will be a rewarding investment. (Much better investment than the IDIOT Box, wasting time in bars with 'friend' that really don't give a flip about you, etc., etc., etc.
You will find here a 'new' Family that cares about your success and is willing to help at no charge, where you can give help to your brothers and sisters and get paid with the joy of helping others.

In life you will find (or have already found) that where you will be in 5 years depend on the people you associate with and what you read. You will in the next few months find many great people to form associations, great educational readings to advance your affiliate marketing skills and financial resources.
Just work consistently, ask for help when need it, and give help when you can.
Best Wishes,
Leo
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Hi. I'm a bit stuck on writing my "Blog" or "Bio", whatever.
Maybe I misunderstood what I am building here. I thought I was going to be promoting or selling all things for electric guitar and basses, including actual guitars and basses.
I thought at some point I would be loading up my website with awesome guitar amps, effects pedals etc.
Why do I need a story about myself?
I must have personally bought over £10,000 worth of guitars and related equipment over the years and not once did it cross my mind who was running the website or business. I wouldn't have cared if I was buying my Gretsch Red Sparkle off of Charlie Manson so long as it was in good working order and a good price. Do customers really care about who you are?
I suppose I'm stuck on context here.
As I'm not sure what I'm actually doing, or more to the point where this is taking me I can't orientate myself within any context. Is this making sense?
Because I'm doing this step by step, in effect I'm working blind in terms of a future vision or rather, is my future vision the right vision? There are obviously parameters and guidelines I don't understand or know about. Alternatively, am I getting stressed over nothing?
Should I just knock out a blog and get on with the next lesson regardless?
Pppffffff! I just don't know.
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BrentRodgers Premium
I started out the same way with the same question but i just sat back and posted on how i got started with the niche ans things fell into place just keep it short and sweet. And its suppose to help people trust you if you tell them about your self.
Good luck
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Ok. Thanks Brent.
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TRyan2 Premium
Forgot to add the images!

Hi. Does anyone know how to fix this? Image 1 is what the text looks like in the text editor (I'm using the new block editor). Image 2 is what it looks like on the site, and I can't change it. I want the second sentence, beginning with "Please" to begin on the next line. Thanks.
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feigner Premium
won't that depend on what it is viewed on?
can you add it as a caption that way it will be underneath and you can use the cener tag to get the text centered.
it might be worth looking in you wp dashboard and theme at the image size, you can alter it - or at least you could with the old editor - look under tools i think it is.
but is you want a hard line break try using shift plus enter after the word.
good luck
phil
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TRyan2 Premium
Control enter worked! Thank you!
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feigner Premium
excellent
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Seeing if it will work for me
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TRyan2 Premium
Have patience and stick with it! We'll make it. Look at all the people who have. They're not ALL smarter than us! :)
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi. Does anyone know how to fix this? Image 1 is what the text looks like in the text editor (I'm using the new block editor). Image 2 is what it looks like on the site, and I can't change it. I want the second sentence, beginning with "Please" to begin on the next line. Thanks.
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CathAnon Premium
Did you upload any images? I can't seem to see any Image 1 and 2 in your message. :(
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anusuya1 Premium
Is there a reason you are using the new block editor? I use the classic editor. It is really easy to use for images. You can wrap the text around if you want to as well. Many people use classic editor here as I know of.
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TRyan2 Premium
You know, I had started this training last year, and stopped, because among other things, I found working within the Themes very tricky. I had a hard time, overall, getting things to look the way I wanted them to. And I'm a designer. My blog will be in that field, so I'm a very visual person and EXTREMELY picky about how things look. I kept running into layout obstacles I couldn't figure out how to get past. So before coming back to WA to start again, I took the basic online Word Press training video (put out by Word Press), in which they used the block editor. And I liked it. It seemed to offer much more flexibility, in terms of managing the look of things. But of course, everything has it's glitches! I've also realized that I CAN and I SHOULD go to this community with any problems I have -- no matter how small. ;)
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TRyan2 Premium
Oh, that's odd. Yes, the images are there....I did resolve this issue. Hitting Control Enter before Please moved it. But not sure why you can't see the images.
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anusuya1 Premium
Hi TRYan2,
I appreciate you giving importance to the layout of the website. But content is what makes a good business. The website layout ranks lower.
If you are interested to change to the classic editor Jay demonstrated us in yesterday's live webinar.
I agree nothing is without glitches but lots of people have experience with the classic editor than New Blog editor. So the problem you will interface people may not be familiar with to help. But I might be wrong.
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TRyan2 Premium
I know. Remains to be seen. And I'm certainly open to change if the block editor proves to problematic. Re the look of the site, it may not matter to the ranking, but it WILL matter to the people who visit my site (because they'll probably be "visual" people as well)
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ldahlke Premium
Do you have dropshippers from Canada. Everything seems to be geared around America who are way more on top of this stuff than we are. I'm looking at World Wide Brands but don't want to spend a lot of money investing if their suppliers will not ship to Canada or charge astronomical shipping fees. I will appreciate any feedback on dropshipping in Canada you can provide.
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kevinzshan Premium
Hm, Wealthy Affiliate isn't focused on dropshipping but rather on affiliate marketing where you won't have to deal with the supplier jazz. I think Wealthy Affiliate is also Vancouver based so this system definitely works in Canada.

I can give you some information about dropshipping in Canada. I'm personally from Calgary and I've done a little bit of dropshipping work and things are basically the same as the U.S. with the exception that shipping usually takes 3-4 days longer.

What I do personally is advertise only to the countries that the supplier ships to. This way I won't run into any shipping problems if they do not ship to certain countries. Most suppliers are pretty good that they ship to both the U.S. and Canada.
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That sounds interesting I will remember that
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
Jay is our live training chief here and all though you cannot intercept his training as you have to be a Premium member.

Jay has just done a whole lot of training on Dropshipping and Jay too is from Canada. Just like the Founders Kyle and Carson are.

So yes Dropshipping can be done from Canada and shipped to Canada same as the UK and USA. Yes, we have the training to help you with that also.

As a starter, you are just getting some of the training and not all of it. Once you go Premium a whole new platform opens up for you including Dropshipping training. That part of the training is excellent also.

Hope that helps.
Debs :)
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Watched the Keyword Mastery Video Walk-Through and was unable to Perform at Least 5 Searches Using Jaaxy (or do as many as I wanted though) because it require premium access.

Wasn't able to Find 5 Keywords that meet the keyword criteria (related to niche, 30 avg searches, less than 100 competition) however I am thriving to see that in the future.

Any free sources available that I could use in the meanwhile to get ranking the site? The idea is to be able to generate at least something online that i could keep the membership and go premium.,.?
Or I should be making some already??? Have i jump anythings??
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BenjisDad Premium
check out keywords everywhere and answerthepublic.com
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Watched the Setting Up Your Website Video
done the Log into your website WordPress ADMIN area

Activate and ready to go "All in One SEO & EWWW Image Optimizer Plugins"

Deleted the default Post, Page and Comment well the one that existed..

Are there any other cool pluggins to help to monetize add to the website like amazon affiliates?
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BenjisDad Premium
its all in the training bro!
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Dara88 Premium
Guys I have a question about domain I'm just getting start it Which option should I choose ? Choose a Free Domain or Register own Domain ?
- If I choose Free Domain it will have ".siterubix.com" so Can I remove word ". siterubix " in the Future ?
- If I choose register own Domain it charge Money on it.
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JoelBrady Premium
You can begin building the site using a free domain if you wish, then transfer the website to your own domain at a later date. As Kyle said, a lot of people do that when they're starting out to get the ball rolling.
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HansoR1 Premium
GM: at wealthy affiliates. I have an issue with the privacy policy page, after following the instructions on the training page I now have 2 privacy policy pages now I know its quite simple just to delete one of them but I prefer the one that already installed on word press it just looks an feels more professional to me. If I choose the word press one will this hurt my optimisation and ranking – remembering to click no follow for search engines.
Thanks Hanso
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feigner Premium
if you click on the no follow there should be no problem.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, then use that one. If you feel the original looks more professional, then use that.
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bolakale Premium
Hello folks,
I have a question on SEO here.

If I write exactly the same article on two different posts on my Wordpress blog but targeting two slightly different keywords, does this have any effect on the possibility of getting any of these posts on the first page of Google or other search engines?

Won't search engine see me as having duplicate content on my site?

I need your urgent answers.
Thank you in advance.

Lawal
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smartketeer Premium
Two identical articles are nothing else but duplicate content Lawal. Each post should be at least 80% unique.
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bolakale Premium
Thank you so much.
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome!
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Hi! Ive been half-***** attempting to build a money making website for a couple of years now. I have a domain name on HostUpon that is due for renewal soon and i built and deleted my webpage so it is now an empty shell. I would like to keep my domain name but am thinking of switching to your platform on the excellent recommendation from Nathaniel from One More Cup of Coffee. Ive struggled with finding a niche as i have too many ideas! Lol...Im beginning to narrow it down and Am now inspired to try again. Question1 is can i keep my current domain name and transfer it to your site?
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feigner Premium
Hi Vicky, welcome to wa.
It is tough out there gathering the information together to create a working site, hopefully now you have found wa you can go through structured training to add to what you have already leant.
as a free member you cannot make use of the hosting, but if you sign up as a premium member you can.
is that a sales push- well if you think that you are currently paying for hostupon, you can now pay for hosting here and get the training and the community for free.
but it is worth taking the time to go through the first levels ( don't forget the bootcamp level one) and seeing if you enjoy it here.
good luck
phil
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Julie29 Premium
Good Luck..
I am in a similar position.
Just go for it..
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teach me please
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Birki Premium
HI there, I asked yesterday and I will try again since I have not had a reply. Please I need assistance as after having chosen the design and downloading it, there is no way that I can make progress. There are all single files which cannot be read on my PC. How do I use SiteRubix then? It did not appear anywhere - so how do I use the website and set it up? Many thanks, best wishes, Sabine
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feigner Premium
Hi Sabine, you do not have to download your website.
it is all 'in the cloud' as they say - or online.
your website is hosted( stored) on a computer, along with thousands of others, this means you don't have to have your computer on all of the time to keep your website visible.
If you have created your site then you will find it under the websites menu - either to the right or click on sitemanager and you wil lsee it listed.
click on login and then login now and a new tab should open showing you your wordpress dashboard.
this is your main place to carry out work on your site.
here you can click to add pages and posts, update our theme, add plugins.
it may all seem alien at the moment, but bear with it and it will become easier to manage.
if you have any other questions please shout.
good luck
phil
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AAckers Premium
Yor siterubix website is like a Draft for the real website you want to create you can forward the content to a Theme if you are having trouble finding your siterubix site Go into websites purchase a domain for your niche I think you can achieve more as a premium
you will be given an automated password for login

The training will walk you through the dashboard and how to set up a siterubix website

Hope this helps
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Birki Premium
Thank you s much for taking your time to reply BUT how do I access the template if I do not download it?
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Birki Premium
Thank you also for taking your time to reply BUT I am Premium member and spent loads of time looking at the details of many templates, chose one, clicked download (what else would I do to access it and use it?) and I am totally following the training but the template is the step I am stumbling over and this already for almost 24 hours!! I find this unnecessarily frustrating ;-) Best wishes, Sabine
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feigner Premium
a template file is zipped up for you to use on your website.
so if you want to change the look of your site you go to appearance.
then templates.
add new if you haven't installed it to your site and search for it.
select the templ;ate and install.
then go to templates - installed
and activate it.
if you have found one and downloaded the zip file to your computer then you need to upload it to your site.
go to appearance
templates
add new
at the top is an upload button.
you can then select the zip file you have stored and press install
goto templates and activate it.
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Awesome info here I will take into my learning experience with WA.
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I have an idea for a niche that compares computer and smartphone prices to ensure that customers get the best for their money. I need advice on if this is a good home description or not ?

< Looking to buy a new Smartphone or Computer but not sure what your money can get you ? Well, say no more. We will compare all the prices for "YOU" >
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sounds great
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Thanks a lot.
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I guess this is not just a great idea but a potential startup! Basically it is quite difficult to gather data and analytics using complex SQL algorithms and bots in order to parse data from the internet but personally, I think you could make it!
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CallMeSKyy Premium
Hello! i have a question about the website title. I chose a generic title that states exactly what my niche is. Now that I am building the site it looks weird and I think that the website name should go there. Am I correct or would that cause a problem?
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merlynmac Premium
The title can be changed at any time without issue. I did make mine match my domain.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
The domain itself, as registered, cannot be changed. The site title on the other hand can be changed at any time. As far as what it should say, many sites have titles that are an exact duplicate of their domain name, but it's not required. As long as it's related and doesn't confuse the visitor, you should be fine.
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CallMeSKyy Premium
Thank You
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CallMeSKyy Premium
Thank you
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help
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While watching the video I thought of a site that compares hardware prices to ensure that the customer gets the best for their money. I work as Technician so I pretty much know a few things about Computers,Laptops, hard drives and stuff. My question is, would this be a good niche ?
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Yea
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Thanks a lot. I will look more into it
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sfortson Premium
This would be a very good niche!! A lot of people need this service!
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Thank You, I guess I have found an idea. Now i just have to put in the work
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casmin Premium
i cant set up my all in one SEO setting. is it ok for me to go on with my training and come back to this.

the reason i could not set it up is because, it is saying

Plugin Management is being updated!
At Wealthy Affiliate we are always making improvements to our State-of-the-art Hosting. We are currently making some back-end updates to enable us to manage plugins more efficiently and reliably. This requires us to disable plugin management on our SiteRubix.com domain temporarily.

If you are working through the training and are wanting to activate plugins, please continue with the training and come back to this step in the coming day or so when this system update is complete!

would i received this messgae if it was my own domain.
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Birki Premium
HI there, now I managed to download a template onto my PC but oh dear, how ever so complicated, all single files, in a format I cannot open and it seems as if nothing os already in a template at all. Is there any video showing how to work with the html speak? I am totally lost, I have worked with Homepage templates before and all was really easy. This is chines speak to me. HELP! Best wishes, Sabine
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fyre Premium
Scroll down to Marion Blacks' answer :) You probably have a zip file situation. Let me know if this helps.
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Birki Premium
HI, I wanted to follow all steps today and start on writing my first texts and build the structure but could not fulfill Step 4 and now after some hours of a break and no reply from those who I asked for help, I tried again to access the domain templates and only get an error message. How can I begin my work on the domain please? Best, Sabine
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sfortson Premium
I would ask the support team, they always have a great fix or answer.
Hope this is helpful.
Stacie
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Sabine and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
I am truly sorry to hear you are having difficulties.

What type of an error are you receiving?
Lee Ann
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Birki Premium
Thank you I did but so far I have not heard back - I managed to download a template but cannot work with it
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Birki Premium
Dear Lee Ann, I have solved that problem I think but encountered the next, uff, I thought this was easier ;-) haha
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casmin Premium
Hello Everyone, i hope everything is working out for you all.

i was not able to complete 1/4 task in lesson 5 and 1/2 task in lesson 6

because i recevied this message

Plugin Management is being updated!
At Wealthy Affiliate we are always making improvements to our State-of-the-art Hosting. We are currently making some back-end updates to enable us to manage plugins more efficiently and reliably. This requires us to disable plugin management on our SiteRubix.com domain temporarily.

If you are working through the training and are wanting to activate plugins, please continue with the training and come back to this step in the coming day or so when this system update is complete!

I will conutine with my training as normal, I just wanted to know if anyone else had this issue. if so, what does it mean if I have not completed these task. does this affect anything.


xxx
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casmin Premium
P.S I am a premium member.

could it be because it is a free domain. Due to the training I picked a free one.
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Estefania3 Premium
Hello!!! I hope everybody is doing fine and accomplish their goals. I do have a question thought. I have several ideas for my niche, but I am a bit scare these ideas could be too general.. how to compete with many other websites that probably has your niche as well?... Any advise? Thanks!!
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sfortson Premium
Estefania,
Hello and welcom to WA!
You want to be somewhat general, but also focused. You want to give yourself plenty of things you are passionate about to write, but not so many that your readers are confused about what your site is really about.
We are all competeing with many sites with the same niche, the thing to do is focus on creating great quality content on a consistent basis, and use Jaaxy to your fullest advantage when searching keywords.
This is all in the training, just follow it step by step, it is tempting to jump ahead, but you will get frustrated if you do.
So I suggest just follow the training and you will find yourself with a wonderful site that is indexing and ranking on Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Best of luck!
Stacie
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Pick something that you are passionate about. You will be creating a lot of content, so you don't want to choose something that you will burn out on, otherwise you just created another job for yourself... and who wants that? :-)

As far as the competition, don't let it scare you. There were a ton of search engines out there when a tiny company called Google came along. You could buy books--and everything else--from anywhere when a little startup named Amazon launched in a garage.

In a sense, you really have no competition, because no other website has your greatest asset -- YOU. Just be yourself, put your own unique spin on it, and you will find an audience that relates to you and your style better than anyone else, and they will be loyal.

Hope this helps.
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sunrise2love Premium
Stefania, you are cover so far with good advice.

Just to complete, your website will be unique, do not be afraid of any competition, they will always exist for any niche you choose. This is not such thing a niche not taken, so do not be afraid. You will have the support from all the community here at WA. Follow your training, work hard, be persistent, be brave, be patience and everything will be fine.

Cheer to your success,

Telma
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Estefania3 Premium
Thank for your reply Telma!! I will!
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Charityg Premium
In lesson 8, I was asked to create a custom menu as in which I needed to add my about me file and when I went to do so, my about me file is not there. but when I went somewhere wells I found it so how do I get it where it belongs?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
On your site dashboard look under Appearance > Menus. You may have to add it to the main menu you set up for the site.
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Hi there,
I'd like to focus on a real estate niche, but is this too broad?
In the Level 1 Lesson 3, the niche is used to inform the web address (aka basketballskillsanddrills). Am I supposed to make my niche more specific to come up with my domain name, or am I just looking for any domain name that is available related to real estate?
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Mia & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

That's super that you're doing well on the training -- and good questions, too!

re: niche -- suggest you might want to narrow that a bit as it's pretty broad, for instance, there's commercial vs residential real estate and sub-categories within each of those as well .. and if you're an experienced licensed realtor than, of course, that makes it much more credible to your audience for engagement with you ... :)

keep moving on your training with Kyle to success, all the best, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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ceplang Premium
I am following Kyle tutorial on navigation and he is on Hielo theme and I choose Twenty Sixteen. Can I change the theme back to Hielo to follow him more easily, if yes how?
I am still on the free account if I can't change it can I start fresh again?
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StarLord21 Premium
Yes, you can change the theme at any time:

Just go to Themes, and select the Hielo theme.

However all Themes contain the same basic functional elements, they just look different. So it's not necessary to switch back, but is a possibility if you prefer.

Hope that helps!
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billy947 Premium
Hello Claude;
Yes you can change to Hielo, and back again as long as you can get to the back dashboard. Go to Appearance, then Themes, the theme you are looking for should be right there. Just Activate the theme you want. Hope this helps.

Bill
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ceplang Premium
Thank's for your help.
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merlynmac Premium
You can change your theme as often as you change your socks. Just log into your site dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes and search for, install and activate the one you want.
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ceplang Premium
No you can't, I tried and this is the message I received;
Oops! Installing Themes is Restricted to Premium Wealthy Affiliate Members Only.
Extending the functionality of your website can be done by Upgrading to a Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership.
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merlynmac Premium
My bad...I didn't realize you were starter. Yes, you are limited to a handful of themes and plugins as a starter member. I don't know which ones they are but I think there's like six to choose from.
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ceplang Premium
There are 12 and when you choose one you can't change it I think.Anyway thank's for your help, I think your intentions were good.
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merlynmac Premium
Sorry man. I just setup a starter account to check and I only get 4 themes but I can change between them. I don't know why it's different for you. I can't install new ones but I can change between the 4 that are here.
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dylanrieger Premium
You change the theme as much as you want. Just go into wordpress, hit appearance, then theme.
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ceplang Premium
Hi Dylan, as long as I am taking advantage of the free registration I can't change the theme, only if I am a premium member or if you think I am not right how would I do that? I went to Wordpress and my request was denied.
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dylanrieger Premium
I have no clue - do you access to Support in Wealthy Affiliate as a free member?
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ceplang Premium
Thank you for your help.
When you start a SiteRubix you have 12 theme choices. Once you made your choice and try to go back and change it for one of the 12 you can't because then your choices are only out of 2 themes plus the one you already choose and you are not allowed to get new themes even if they are part of the original 12 offered to you.
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merlynmac Premium
Aha! I never hit that limitation because I wen premium on day 3 I guess. Thanks for letting me know.
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ceplang Premium
No problem, thank's for your concern.
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smlyon Premium
Hello everyone!

I was wondering if someone could explain why it's not a good idea to use a keyword if it doesn't make grammatical sense? I know people often search for things in google without using proper grammar, so I would think that a grammatically incorrect keyword wouldn't hurt search results. Anyone able to explain further?

Thanks!

Best,
S
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David58 Premium
The bots that Google uses check for grammatical errors. So even though someone searches for the term you'll get dinged because it's not grammatically correct.

Dave
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smartketeer Premium
One example: do you want to use bad grammar in your content multiple times? What will your readers say?
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Robert-A Premium
A simple example would be - work home - this doesn't make sense on its own but over 50,000 people use it as a search term each month.

You should be able to incorporate any keyword or keyword phrase into your content and make it make sense.
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katkatskitchen Premium
To use Robert's analogy work home one way would be.

Have you ever had the magical idea of work home? The idea you could work at home and not have to commute?
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nathaniell Premium
Most people will not click on bad-grammar titles. It looks bad on the website.

Plus, Google autocorrects anyway, so you are not going to gain any special rank by targeting incorrect phrases or spellings:
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smlyon Premium
Gotcha!

I was thinking that keywords could mean not only the title, but also a list of keywords that could be added to the content. Sort of like tags that you would add to classify what a post is about.

So, thank you for explaining that!

Best,
S
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smlyon Premium
Thank you!
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smlyon Premium
I would definitely want to keep readers coming back with good, clear grammar!
But, I had been thinking that keywords could also mean tags (for the sake of classifying posts) that could be added to the post, and not only titles. It makes sense to ensure titles and content follow good grammar rules, but maybe tags don't have to be quite as grammatical?

Thanks for chiming in!

Best,
S
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i got an idea of a great niche and i think it is way better than what i discuss with my friend and families. it is the OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER niche because as a former OFW i know what a person feels working abroad working in a strange land far from home away from families that we used to live with and it drives me to an idea of creating a website where all of my co-OFW can visit anytime they feel to be close to their families even to take a look at the website where they can ease the loneliness they feel by just clicking at the images or videos who will link them back home and with all the advertisement, marketing and affiliates link which i will study and put to construction of how all the OFW who will visit my site will patronize and perhaps consider to add to their list of what to buy. i need a help from anyone who can add or boost my idea or even someone who can tell if my idea is acceptable and can be put into reality or my idea is weak that it will not make any profit or it will create slow money generating online business. i'm into creating my website now as a task so please help me take my heavy foot to first step.

God bless you all.
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fyre Premium
I think this is a pretty solid idea personally. You have a very specific niche and, the spirit of it ...bringing people together like that...truly shines.
Take it one day at a time and, always ask questions like you are doing right now.
Also, because you are brand new ...if you can make it to Friday's Live Webinar with Jay, you can get an "over the shoulder" look at how to build out a website from scratch.

I'm leaving you the link to the next one coming up but, definitely check out the 2 previous ones that began the series. When you register it will give you the correct time of whatever time-zone you may be in. (For me they happen 5PM PST.)

A warm welcome to you :)
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@fyre thanks alot for the word of encouragement and the support that you provide i will try my very best to be at the webinar this friday and sure i will check out the previous series.
hope to be getting more from a person like you to help me through out the starter series.
God bless and more power.
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Lynndart Premium
That's actually a great idea!
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fyre Premium
You will get lot's of help from so many kind folks here :)

Keep asking questions and you will get answers! Great work in sussing out your niche too :)

Blessings!
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forster Premium
Does anyone else find the website designer super basic and therefore hard to navigate because you cannot see what you are doing as you go along? The website ends up looking like a site from 2002.. Has anyone used website designers such as Wix or SquareSpace in comparison? If i am pouring all of this effort into my webpage i want it to look as good as possible and be on par with the competition out there.. I hope this doesn't sound negative i am only being honest ;)
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SnazzyIT Premium
Good question, I have never really thought about it, this is my first ever website building experience - hopefully you will get an answer from someone else. hi, by the way :)
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kevinzshan Premium
Yes and no. Wealthy Affiliate doesn't own the website designer, it really just lets you choose Wordpress themes. And most free Wordpress themes are quite bad in terms of customizability and design. You'll often need to pay for a theme and that can be quite expensive.

My recommendation for you is to not worry about the site design in the beginning too much especially when nobody but yourself is going to see it anyways. Focus on getting content out. The only real design tip to keep in mind is that your content is readable. Then as you get bigger and start earning money, investing into Wordpress themes/designers can be well worth it.

Although if you do have the money ($89 per year or $249 lifetime access), you can get the Divi Theme. This theme is the most customizable Wordpress theme out there. It's basically a drag and drop editor like Wix and SquareSpace except it's more suitable for affiliate marketing. You can PM me if you want more information :)
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forster Premium
G'day snazzy thanks for the reply :)
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fyre Premium
I didn't buy my own theme until about 4 months into my membership at WA (about 4 years ago.)

I use studio press Genesis Framework (Word Press of course) the eleven 40 pro theme (same one Jay Neil uses our Live Video trainer here at WA.)

I paid a one time fee for a lifetime of use and updates. Also, once a year I get offered every other WP theme for about the same set price (literally every WP theme included.) I've never taken them up on that but, probably will this year.

Honestly, I just loved the simplicity and I knew that it looked good but, also and, quite literally, I could not make up my mind on the hundreds of themes available so I went with a pro choice. It was still a learning process.

Just remember ...you can always change your theme but, content is King. If you are being consistent with your work it can pay for your golden choice theme eventually.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You control the theme. The free ones are basic, of course, because they are, well... free. You can always upgrade to a paid theme if you feel it is necessary.

BUT...

Don't put the cart before the horse. No one is searching for your site because it has a pretty theme. People come to your site for information and solutions to their problems. Focus on creating quality content; themes can come later.
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I am a newbie any tips that you can share?
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Kyle Premium
Work through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate and take action on the tasks. Action leads to success (that and persistence). If you ever have any questions along the way or feel "stuck", there is lots of help. Just ask.
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Ashseeef Premium
Hello! do we need to buy and use the product itself in order to write an honest review about it and thereby promoting it to our readers? Also, in the supplements example in the video, where did the website owner gets all the ratings and reviews for each of the supplements on his site?
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi Ash,

You will learn it in the training, it is called research. You don't need to buy the product - you can just do in depth research to have great knowledge. As long as it is something that will help someone else. For example if someone chooses a niche on cars or travel, they don't need to buy every item - just have the information to help others. I hope that is helpful to your question.

Ilaisaane
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Ashley & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

All good questions -- Snazzy said it right -- it's all about finding things out through researching the product or topic ...

Here's a start of a sentence that may help you focus your attention when preparing a blog and for you complete:

" I would like to make a difference by help people ................ " (e.g. solve a problem, find a solution, make the best buy ...)

hope that helps fine-tune it a bit for you and of course, encourage you to carry on with the amazing WA training to success, all the best, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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kevinzshan Premium
I'm going to say something on the contrary. I definitely recommend you buy the product itself to review. It helps convert better. No one wants to buy something someone recommends something they never tried out themselves nor do they want someone bashing a product they never bought.

It's like judging a book by its cover.

But to avoid a costly business, there are two methods you can use. One being telling a company that you're an affiliate marketer and asking them to give you a free trial of a product in exchange for a review.

The other method is to focus on one or two products that you already use and focus on promoting them. You should also spend most of your time writing posts to help people too :)
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Ashseeef Premium
Thank you Kevin! This is very good advice :)
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Ashseeef Premium
Thank you Keisha! I really do appreciate your advice! :)
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Ashseeef Premium
Hell Snazzy,

Thank you and appreciate your advice! I have just started on the course and have not get to that part yet. Looking forward to it :)
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EdwinBernard Premium
My sponsor Tim suggested I do keyword research when I first started building my website for help with titles. I wondered why Research wasn’t addressed then. I got bogged down with Jaaxy that he had to cautioned me to continue my lessons as Kyle knew what he was doing. Tim was so right as I learned more about Keywords from this lesson than messing with Jaaxy by myself. I’ve never been exposed to research like this and so excited about moving forward. Thanks Kyle and Carson for paving the way for us :)
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SnazzyIT Premium
I totally agree with you Edwin, research is key to every post I do.
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I’m gonna go for ESOL resources (resources to teach English) which I have been creating for years for my students but I was wondering whether it’d be illegal or copyright or something if I said some of these resources were for City and Gullds exams (it’s an examining body), using this particular name of that organisation? They issue formal certificate in my country in different subjects and ive noticed there isn’t much stuff on the web to help prepare for these exams. Anybody know?
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fyre Premium
Reach out to everyone you will be writing about. Email/call etc. I have never been turned down by anyone I wanted to write content for.
With your effort to reach out you establish a relationship and also can ask what guidelines (if any) that they have for using their name (their brand) on your website.

You can also see if they have an affiliate link that you could use to make a bit of income through promoting in. I always reach out. The worst they can say is no. You don't have to reach out to write about them but, you would be surprised sometimes at the new things you can learn and maybe even be able to add more resources to your lists because of the time you took to connect!

Good work on picking a niche like this. I know I scoured the net for this type of work when I first started traveling more again :)
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SnazzyIT Premium
Totally agree with fyre, always be transparent and more than often these companies welcome the free advertising. You never know they may even buy your site of you one day (just another thought).
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I was thinking about my niche, I think I would like to go with pet supplies for dogs. I have 3 and love each one like my children, so I thought this might be a great way for me to go

Can anyone let me know if this niche would be a great ideal? Thanks
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
That would actually be a great niche but I would suggest you narrow it down a bit.

Pet supplies is very broad. What type of supplies do you use the most for your 4 legged family members or which ones are you most interested in?

You can also check other websites in that niche. See what they might be missing.

Read through some of their comments to see what their readers are asking about.

This might give you some ideas.

I hope this helps😀
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann
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I'm new
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Thanks that is great advise I will take it. Wasn't sure of exactly what I wanted to promote but this gives me some direction. Thanks.
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Ok I have checked I believe I would like my niche to be dog shampoo and conditioner. What do you think about that?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are getting there. Mediated or non mediated ? Try to narrow it down just a little more.

You can also try a search in Jaaxy. You might get some great ideas there as well

I hope this helps.
Lee Ann
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Jfishinla Premium
I feel so relieved finishing the about me and privacy page. It seemed impossible this a.m. The training really moves me along without being confusing or overwhelming. The only thing is if I start reading comments it is very distracting and keeps me from moving on to the next section. So I think I will avoid that. I'm sure I will be able to interact more when I get farther along.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate my friend.
Focus on the training and the task for now.

Like you said, you will be able to interact and mingle once you get more comfortable and more knowledge under your belt.

You are doing a great job 😁
If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate tu ask.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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I created and saved the 'Privacy' page because it's easier than the About Me post (need to write something up for that) but here's the rub, I posted a Blog article to my site yesterday (saved it as a draft) and now when I look at my website... No Privacy page even though the system says it's there!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Dolores and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
When you created the privacy policy and published it, you clicked save right.
Did you assign it to a menu and hit refresh on your browser?

I hope this helped.
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee An
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Went back and hit 'save' and then publish again. I'm in lesson 7, and he hasn't covered MENUs yet so no I didn't do the last part of your answer but get this, what I posted and what's showing on the Privacy page are not exactly the same. The actual website policy has more paragraphs that should be filled out.
QUESTION: Can I just DELETE IT ALL AND START AGAIN? If so how do I do that?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok, and yes, you can delete it and start again.
The privacy policy was updated in 2018.
Here is a link that will show you exactly how to set it up. You will also need a plugin. Here is the link that will show you how to set it up. You may not be able to do the plugin as I am not sure if you can access it yet. To delete your policy from your website. just click on websites to your left, click login and once you are at the dashboard, click or hover your mouse over pages. You will see edit, quick edit and you should also see delete.

Once you click delete be sure to save the changes and refresh your browser.

I hope this helps : )
Let us know.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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Kyle Premium
Custom menus are going to be covered in subsequent lessons, not to worry. You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!

PS. And yes, you can delete ANY page or post on your website, and start over. If you don't like your privacy policy, you can either update the content on it and save, or you can create a new one.
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Thanks Kyle, I will give this a shot and see how it works!
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hi um, I think my niche is going to be about clothing. Just maybe different types of clothuing around the the world for a decent price. The reason why I chose this niche is because I love fashion and different cultures and I beleve you can learn alot from the different customs and styles other countries wear.
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Kyle Premium
Clothing is a bit broad. You should narrow this down here. Clothing for WHO? What type of clothing? What style?

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

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Bkloh888 Premium
Hi i recently did a major project on helping dyslexic students integrating into their school environment better. Can that be a niche? Also im also planning to do a blog about rating tourist destinations according to how family friendly it is. Lastly, i would like to ask if i dont have any knowledge or interest in an area, can i do a consolidation reviews by grpin various reviews from different sites into a single summarised review, without havin to experience the products themselves?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You can use either to be your niche. I would recommend only choosing one to start with.

Once you have made it through the training and your first site is established and earning some money, you can always start a second website with a new niche.

As for the products, no you do not have to have previous experience with it.

You can do the research and write a review on what you have discovered.

I hope this was helpful : )
Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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Bkloh888 Premium
Thanks! This was helpful.
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Thank you very much to warmly welcoming me at WA. 1) I define myself like a big dreamer, a researcher, an organizer, but not a technician. I have even been poet, so I like imagination and innovation. So, I am happy you ensure me it is not necessary to be technician here. 2) I have not given you the name of my online business (still in prototype step), because you've asked only an email without saying professional (or business) email. I have given only my personal e-mail. If it is important to change, you'll tell me.
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Kyle Premium
You don't need to give your personal email. You are in full control of your business and the privacy associated with that. I know that you are going to love Wealthy Affiliate and the training here.

If you need ANYTHING at all moving forward, just let us know and we will be more than happy to help you out. ;)
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EdwinBernard Premium
I am a slow learner so I had to go back and review the lessons again. If you can I suggest using two monitors with your website on one and the lesson on the other. Whole watching the video or reading the instructions below, you can work on your website as directed at the same time. In this way @dolrah, you will not bite off more than you can chew.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, if you have a two monitor set-up that is the way to go. I used to have 3 actually, I found that I get more done when I just have ONE screen (my laptop).

There is a fine line between trying to multi-task and lose focus, but for following along with and taking action on the training, I can truly see a practical purpose.
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WAA1 Premium
I have my niche narrowed down but I am trying to find out what the best products are to sell. I have experience with some of these products but not all of them. Basically trying to find out which ones are most likely to sell the most often. I have a second niche idea too that involved lower ticket items which would definitely sell all the time. Help!!
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Kyle Premium
You will get there as you go through the training, the first focus with your website is to build out the foundation, the content and get rankings. Once you have rankings and traffic then you can focus on what you are going to promote.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and millions of products you are going to be able to promote as an affiliate, don't ever worry about there being nothing to promote within a given niche. There will likely be 100's if not 1,000's of things you can promote. ;)

There is no sense in putting to much thought into what you are going to promote until you have content in place and an audience to promote to. You will definitely get there though!
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yacht4u Premium
I was very surprised about what happens when i google our band. Memory Road. It appears in the top 10 of the search. How did that happen? We dont have that many followers or subscribers to our Facebook site(270 fans) and although we have 100+ videos on youtube, we probably only get 1k veiws in 4 years. I dont understand why we are at the top in search results. Do you know why? It makes no sense to me how that happened. Perhaps you could shed some light on this?
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shazuae Premium
maybe because of your website age i guess... how old is your website?
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Gibbs! .. Fantastic results!

If we all knew the algorithmic analytics behind the search engines, we'd all be billionaires!

It's a guess at this point -- key factors are quality content, niche audience & high level of engagement ... and frankly, could it be your name Gibbs ... after all the Bee Gees -- Gibb brothers had a huge following ...

hey, accept the popularity! ... it's all good! ... cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It's likely because Memory Road is a rather unique set of keywords and there is not a lot of competition for it. That can actually be a good thing. Imagine how hard it would be if your band was called "Amazon". :-)
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yacht4u Premium
Our website is 5 1/2 years old
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shazuae Premium
hi shown in video training in jaxy if i type any keyword all numbers will show but for me QSR and KQI not showing... and inside KQI instead of number showing "Get QSR" and only when i click that i get both QSR and KQI for that particular keyword.... why? anyone have idea how it will show all without click one by one...
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smartketeer Premium
The Premium membership comes with Jaaxy Lite which requires manual action. In the tutorial Kyle uses the full version which displays the values automatically.

Just click the Get QSR link ...

Or upgrade Jaaxy :)
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shazuae Premium
oh its very difficult then :( click on each and then sorting
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merlynmac Premium
The Jaaxy account used in the video is Enterprise I believe. You get Jaaxy Lite with your WA membership. You can upgrade for a fee if you wish or you can simply click the Get button to display the number manually.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Jaaxy comes in three levels. Initially you get Jaaxy Lite (free). This has limitations on it. Or you can upgrade to Jaaxy Pro ($19 USD per month). This has more functions.

For these two you need to click Get QSR link.

Lastly there is Jaaxy Enterprise ($49 USD per month). With this one the QSRs appear without having to click. You get full functions.

These are prices for premium members. Non premium pay significantly more.

Your choice.
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shazuae Premium
yes doing same :) thanks merlynmac and smartketeer
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shazuae Premium
ahaan ok good to know :) thanks Helen
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smartketeer Premium
Everything has a price :)
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shazuae Premium
:)
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ORadunz1 Premium
What is Jaaxy Pro?
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TIMMBJES Premium
Hi, had a question regarding the Keywords.

How should I interpret the KQI and SEO reading?

As I have seen that there are some keywords that come out and QSR is >100 however the KQI says GREAT and the SEO has a high number. In these cases the Avg. searches and the Traffic numbers are very high.

Should I leave them alone or are they good options to go for?

Thanks for the help.

BJO
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Robert-A Premium
A good guideline is that the QSR under 100 and the searches over 100 and the SEO in the 90's.
My personal preference is QSR under 50 and lower if possible.
Robert-A
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ChadTrader Premium
The tabs in Jaaxy have a question mark that when clicked reveals this information:

Keyword = "A phrase that users type into the search engines to find what they are looking for."
Avg = "The average number of searches that the keyword receives per month"
Traffic = “Visits to your website if you achieve first page rankings in the Search Engines”
QSR = “Quoted Search Results: the number of competing websites ranked in Google for this exact keyword”
KQI = “Keyword Quality Indicator: Green is great, Yellow is OK, Red is Poor.”
SEO = “A score based on traffic and competition, the higher the score, the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page (scale of 1-100, higher = better).
Domains = “Availability of domains that are related to the keyword.

Hope this helps!
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TIMMBJES Premium
Thank you very much for your help!
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TIMMBJES Premium
Thank you very much!
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This is very helpful
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi All. I've started the training again, after being away for almost a year. I only got up to middle of Level 2 I think, so I started again, to review, and I have a few questions. While away, I did some really basic WP training on line (from WordPress, through Lynda.com). Thought it would help me here. And I'm wondering:

- It seems that Yoast SEO is what everyone is touting. Any thoughts on that? Or is the All In One fine?

- I also saw Akismet everywhere as an anti-spam plug in. I think it's important to have, because on my old web site, there was tons of spam left in the comments. Any thoughts on this?

- Finally, I have always put About Me as a "page," and I don't think I've ever seen it done differently. I don't understand why Kyle thinks it should be a post. Can anyone comment on that?

Thanks!
Terry Ryan
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smartketeer Premium
They are both great plugins. In my opinion YOAST is more user friendly, but AIO SEO is also very good ... It's your choice ... Both will do the job ...

You don't need Akismet for WA hosted sites ... Antispam security is a default service ... In fact I think that Akismet could be even banned for this reason ...

The most common scenario is to have an About Me PAGE that is linked to your main menu ... It's pointless to "hide it" in an endless blogroll ...
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TRyan2 Premium
Short and sweet! Thank you. Very helpful.
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smartketeer Premium
Happy to help :)
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi. So I did my home page title and description, skipped everything else, as directed, and scrolled to the bottom, enabled keywords and left all else the same.BUT NOW, when I scroll back up, the entire Home Page Setttings section is gone.

On the way down, I did click a box that enabled a static home page, because that's what I have at them moment. Did that make the Home Page Settings section disappear?
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Labman Premium
Perhaps you need to add the Home page to the menu. It is hard to identify where exactly you are in the training.
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TRyan2 Premium
Thank you for the response. I actually tried what I mentioned: I unticked the "static home page" choice, and it worked. The home page settings section reappeared -- with the keyword box ;)
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Maroon6 Premium
Does it take up to 14 days to see my website address listed on Google or other search engines? And starting counting from which date? Because I have saved my keyword lists and I chose the best ones following the instruction your training video had provided, but still my website is not listed yet.
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BedouinBen Premium
Do you know of a plugin that allows me to have a comment section at the bottom of my website. I know there are comments under posts and media but is there a way to have a comment section on the web page itself so users can leave general comments?
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ericcantu Premium
Oh ok in another answer I may have misunderstood that you were wanting a live chat on your site. If you're looking to have an area where people can reach out and leave general comments or questions that maybe don't pertain to specific posts you can just make your About Me have a comments section. In your About Me you can mention that anyone who would like to contact you, ask a general question, etc. can leave their comment and you'll get back to them.
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BedouinBen Premium
thank you! good idea!
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bethekoch Premium
I just tried to load my Privacy Policy using the Content Editor and I got a page on my site that doesn't look like what I typed in. I took the extra step of making my changed version into a Template. Did that screw things up? Maybe thIs is a new automatic Privacy Policy, because it auto-filled my siterubix domain and has several headings with no text at the end.???

Also, the Classic Editor will let you check the "no follow" checkboxes, but I can't find where to do this step in the new Block Editor.
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fyre Premium
I'm bumping your question. I've been in WA for a long time but, I'm still clueless to gutenburg (apologies) but, I want to see what the answer is.
It seems like Gutenburg also added a "box" to part of one of my privacy policy pages as well...or, i clicked something I shouldn't have ha.
I hope we can all learn together!
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bethekoch Premium
Hi! I'm going to copy my question into the question area of this site, rather than the discussion area here--maybe more people will see it there? Why don't you do the same? See ya there!
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fyre Premium
Ha, I came back to suggest that to you before I left for the night! I think Marion Black has some Gutenburg tutorials a-brewing soon.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
For you both Beth And Jennifer!

Marion Black has an abundance of training here. She is one of my favourites Gutenberg she knows everything. Just type in the search box above you will find the answers to questions.

For Premiums may I add also you will have Privacy, disclosure, GDPR, etc updates there as well. The search bar practically finds everything you need.
Hope that helps.
Debs
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bethekoch Premium
Thanks!
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I have made a short list of niches. It is a very broad variety of products within the niches. Theses are things l like to do. So, I thought it would be a good start. I just don't know which would be the best to start with?
1) Video Gaming
2) Yoga
3) Makeup
4) Art- drawling; painting, ect.
5) Clothing- Teens/Adults/Goth/Emo
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BenjisDad Premium
anyone one of them woudl be pretty good. WHich one is yoru favorite?
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smartketeer Premium
Try to evaluate them from a monetization angle ...

Here are a few tips
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Terand Premium
Yes and also which one you are comfortable to start with too? :o)
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Gaming is the top on my list. I have been playing video games my whole life. It is something I have some knowledge in, and help if there is something I don't understand. Looks like number one is the best start.
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CPapin Premium
heloo Monica

think about writing at least 1000 words to a post for many years and then choosing
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CPapin Premium
success
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NLBolton Premium
@Monica47 I would say wait to make your decision until Lesson 9. After doing some keyword searches, make your decision based on what will give you the best SEO.
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New member⭐️ I’m excited to be here I’m just digesting all this amazing information. I feel like I had this in me but all I could think was to be creative. I believe I found my foundation for my creativity looking forward to the outcome. Thank you
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nimbin68 Premium
just joined too and am loving it.
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Jaz55 Premium
Me too! Spent my whole day on the training. Almost done :)
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Kelun Premium
Same here .
😊😊
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Hey, I just joined last night!! It looks like we hare going to have a amazon journey together!!! Look forward to being apart this community, and helping each other along the way.
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Jaz55 Premium
Hi, welcome :) I joined 6 days ago too. A lot to learn from the training. Sure we can help each other along the way.
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Yes us 2019 newbies are going stay dedicated to this and I’m willing to help who ever needs it and vice versa learning together should be fun . Making the Big money Will be the best day of my life.
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I think I saw this a few days ago, but couldn't find it.

I created my Privacy Policy as a page, but it does not show anywhere on my updated page. My first blog popped up (welcoming new users), but my Privacy page is nowhere to be found.

Can someone tell me gow/where to find it, please? Thanks.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Go to your wordpress editor and pages/posts. You'll find it there if you have created it in the past.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Go to your site dashboard (the actual site, not WA) and look under Appearance > Menus. You should be able to add it to your main menu from there.
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It requited multiple tries and a complete removal of all the appearance changes I had made, but eventually I found it and it updated correctly. Whew!

Thank you!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Awesome. Sorry you had such a hard time. Some themes create menus automatically, but not all. I'm glad you got it. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. :-)
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Hello! I have a couple of questions.

Question 1: I have an interest in a few health-related topics related to happiness and well-being. However, that seems like too broad of a niche correct? For a beginning niche, I was thinking about "Natural Ways to Fight Insomnia," or something like that... Or do I need to be more specific and promote, weighted blankets for example? (PS they are awesome....)
Another niche idea I was thinking about was, "Meditation."
Are these too broad or am I completely off the mark?

Question 2: Once we get more knowledgeable of the process can we later do the Bootcamp to promote WA. I feel like WA completely applies to helping others and financial wellness, but I need to take things one step at a time!

Thank you all for any comments or advice and I'm wishing you all well on your endeavors!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, and yes.

1) Natural ways to fight insomnia is a perfect niche. Not too broad (e.g. Sleep), or too tight. As long as it's big enough that you don't run out of things to say you're good.

2) You can definitely promote WA later. One tip, though...

A big mistake that I see people do all the time is to create a site that has nothing to do with building websites, marketing, or making money, and then slapping a page (or worse, banners) for WA all over their site. Don't do that.

The bottom line is that it's incongruent with your message and your visitors will not likely be a good audience. Instead, create a second site dedicated to affiliate marketing and link the two.

For now, though, just focus on your insomnia idea. I know I, for one, will be looking forward to it. :-)
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Tia:

Question 1: Out of the choices you listed, fighting insomnia is an awesome choice in my opinion! If you ever get stuck on niche selection, follow this strategy: Question 2: Of course, you can always expand into another niche site and promote WA or focus on creating a new niche site that doesn't promote it. Either way, I would recommend taking it slow with one niche site first.
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Thank you so much for the reply and assistance Vitality!
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem!
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I completed the SEO setup on my site but the meta tags do not appear in the HTML when I view the page source like Kyle describes in the video. Any thoughts on why?

I can see the integration lines:

<!-- All in One SEO Pack 2.10.1 by Michael Torbert of Semper Fi Web Design[-1,-1] -->
*** site address here but cannot display in post ***
<!-- /all in one seo pack -->

but there's no meta tags after this.

Is it possible that the All in One SEO Pack 2.10.1 is not compatible with the latest version of Wordpress (5.0.3)?
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merlynmac Premium
Shoot me a URL of one of the posts via PM to look at please.
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Thanks for your help, Merlynmac, but never mind. It seems it didn't like not having a specific page or post. Once I published the "About Me" post and updated the description in All in One SEO, the meta tags displayed.

Again, thank you!
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merlynmac Premium
Glad you’re all set.
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Hey All, Am really excited and just like a sponge I am absorbing it all in. Baby Steps are the best in the world and since this is something for the rest of my life doing what's the rush... With my line of work and interest its simple!! Athletic sportswear which will include a New York City Kid Swagg and ambition!!!
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jacerussell Premium
ya love to see it
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Now that's what I call passion and enthusiasm!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. If you have any questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask; we're all here to help.
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TRyan2 Premium
I started this training last year around this time. I stopped, because I needed to put some more time and thought into what I wanted to do...and I also wanted to get some general WP training, because too often, I was getting stuck in the training and frustrated. And it was mostly due to not being able to get things on the site to work or look the way I wanted them to. In the generalized WP training I took elsewhere (and it was nothing very in depth), I came to realize that it IS, INDEED, the THEMES that can make my life difficult. They are all very particular and seem to work in "mysterious" ways. All this to say that, I'm sure here is in-depth training on Themes available elsewhere on WA, but I do think it might be helpful to do a little bit more on Themes at this point in the training. Because here I am, again, about to pick a theme, and I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best! That is, hoping that I don't get hung up down the line in the training due to a finicky Theme, or one that was really not the best for me.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
If I might make a suggestion, I would recommend that you actually use the exact same theme Kyle uses in the training videos. Sure, it's certainly not the prettiest, but that's not the point right now.

By using the same one, when he says "do this" and "do that", you can follow along. When you finish, your site should look exactly like his; if not, you have immediate feedback that something was missed.

Once you are comfortable with all the ins-and-outs of how themes work, then you can change to something better looking and more dynamic.

Hope this helps. :-)
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TRyan2 Premium
Yes, that is a good idea....Let me see if I can work with that. ;)
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi. When I started this last year (and had to stop for a while), I bought a few domain names. They end in .com. I'm going to build out one of those sites as part of the training. When I click on Install a WordPress theme, it asks me, On a free site or on one that I own? Stupid question, but which do I click? On one that I own?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, click on "own" and it should walk you through the steps. :-)
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TRyan2 Premium
Many thanks. I used to know these things... Trying to get up to speed again.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time. That's what we're all here for. If you run into any other challenges just let us know.
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chender684 Premium
There is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. We are here to help no matter what the question is.

Definitely you should click on one that you own and keep moving on.
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Ola08 Premium
I have been writing about travel topics, but I'm not sure if the niche is narrow enough. I'm not sure if I want to limit the site to only about certain countries/regions (as the articles will adjust with the destinations I visit, which are not particularly at certain areas); and I've also been sharing about "affordable and comfortable" travel style, which means that it's not backpacker and neither full luxury (first/business class, 5 stars hotels) style. Do you have any suggestion on any possible improvement? Thanks a lot!
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sfortson Premium
Personally with a travel niche, I would worry less about the destinations being limited, and concentrate on the modes of travel, hotels, restaraunts and other trip related expenses.

Do you plan on promoting cruise ships, airline tickets, car rentals and gas prices, etc... I would think that would be the section to consider limitations as modes of travel can be very broad.

Stacie
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PoppaJoe Premium
Small towns are a hot search for people right now. Pinterest is showing a 276% increase in searches for this and Google trends is ranking very well for searches for this also.

Small towns have histories and unique businesses that bode quite well with travelers. Old, but small hotels, fascinating foods, unique cultures and customs, parades and so on....

It may worth your time to write exciting articles on this.
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Ola08 Premium
Thank you!
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Ola08 Premium
Thanks, Stacie!
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I have a question in the about me section of your website.
Do you NEED to have 3 headings, or can you just have like...

"About Jimmy - I like to play sports...
Why I want to help - I want to help because...
My Goals - My goals are..."

Or do you need to have 3 headings under the About Jimmy part?
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Vickic3 Premium
If you go to site content, there is a template there that gives you the right way of doing this
I hope this helps
Vicki
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So I always wanted an event ticketing website but don’t know how to code and never could find a suitable/affordable website builder to go through with it. Can that be my niche or it sounds like you’re recommending I pick 1 catagory like just concert tickets niche instead of all events? Then can my site have more than 1 affiliate? Like Ticketmaster, Livenation, TickPick, etc?
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Zappades Premium
I would at least narrow down the country or location you have tickets for and also what kind of tickets, you don't have air tickets.
I'd google first what domain name you want to choose and check out the competition on the keyword.
For example "USA Event tickets" etc.
Eventually, you can probably promote all affiliate programs if they allow it :)
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leighton Premium
If you get this going please do the right thing by your customers as there are some real shonky crooks in this area who just rip people off for a large amont of hard earnt money.
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Hi i really appreciate your work and willingness to help others but i dont have that much time to watch these video and i have try so many time these work on line i have lost so much money that i am completely broke i am a slow learner its so hard for me to understand how these thing work i dont know if this will be for me or not i will try in my spare time but i know it will take a long time to learn im in a lot of debt i am running around everyday to look for help i need something quick and easy that can work for me Marie
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Marie & a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

You've landed in the right place to build a successful on-line biz -- the training is step-by-step with Kyle, WA Co-Owner ..

.. .and it is all at your own pace --

.... you have absolute say of how much or of how little you would like to do each day and you are also in complete command of your own success with the support of a helpful community of members here 24/7 from all around the world ... 😊

suggest you keep at the starter training to success -- as you proceed along, you will find many of your questions are answered along the way ...

stick-to-it-ness is a key to accomplishment ...

all the best for a successful 2019, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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romeo2018 Premium
Life is hard but keep moving forward, I am a slow leaner also and a father of two, unemployed, don't know much about computers. We have a lot in common but i just recommend that you work at your website at your own pace. I watch and re-watch the videos just to understand and ask for help. Develop a goal of what you want to achieve by the end of the week. The trick is to do something, moving forward always even in trials. You can make it.
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Suehila Premium
Hi Marie
Just try starting with 10 minutes at a time. Pause the video when you have to. Think of small steps so you don't get overwhelmed. If you follow this program you will be successful. Just go small step by small step and ask questions when you don't understand. Just keep moving remember - one step at a time.

Wishing you success.
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leighton Premium
I'm 68 and an "old dog trying to learn new tricks" so I'm happy to find time, to follow the programme and repeat lessons if necessary. Life has taught me that sometimes we progress the fastest by going slowly. I would suggest that watching these videos will be far more beneficial than watching the rubbish on TV.
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hey this is exactly me. my niche is going to be everything on crochet. and i just dont know where to start. i have so many ideas that i right them down in order not to forget them.
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Morlene, unfortunately, if you want something get rich quick then you will be disappointed.

This is why so many online schemes don't work and people lose a lot of money trying to make it happen. There is no get rich quick.

It is slow and hard and takes a lot of work.

You have access to a wonderful training opportunity.
Go through the free level one training at your own pace.
Read the member blogs that show up on the dashboard each day and see if they help you learn more.

You can stay a starter member as long as you need, ONLY if you log on and work on your website and the training.

When you are then ready, and the finances allow there is so much more with the rest of the training.

Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that you will make money but people who constantly spend time on their website, learn all that they can and apply what they learn are the ones that do.

As a starter member, you can still make money from any referral who joins the premium program. Remember this and write a post on your free site rubix website, then share it across your social media profiles. (you must go through your website and not just send affiliate links)

Spam, gently.... tell everyone about your blog post and ask them what they think. It only takes one or two to hear you and it will make a huge difference.
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Amedome Premium
Hello, I hope you all are doing pretty well. I have come across an article about the difference between a blog and a classic website.
The idea of running a website can be scary for more than one, what you have to know is that you will be more a blogger than a developer.
So ease your mind and enjoy the training. Don’t put much pressure on yourself, instead think more in terms of blogging, means express yourself, your experience, your knowledge, your thoughts in your way and people will buy.
One important thing to keep in mind is to make sure anything you create from now add a value or solve someone problem as insignificant as it may seem to you.

The link https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-is-a-blog-and-how-is-it-different-from-a-website-explained/
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Thanks for the info!
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sfritzler Premium
As I'm going through the Jaaxy keyword search I realize that my 'niche' topic might be a little broad as I am trying to promote a concept in a way so that I can try and sell multiple items on my site that relate to my concept. Basically if someone searches for a specific item and happen to come to my website where I promote that item but they discover other items related to it where it can complete the concept, is that getting to complicated? If so should I narrow it down for my first website? And am I able to do that?
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rcaldwellm Premium
Hey! Thanks for helping me with my question. I think it's important to remember you're not trying to become another amazon or purchasing website like that. You're trying to provide really valuable content for a specific niche. So, if you're going to write about tents and replacement pieces for those tents, that could make sense. But, the power of affiliate marketing I believe comes from depth over breadth. Maybe just keep reviewing the lesson on what makes a niche good. I did that plus read the lesson linked below on choosing a niche, took a few breaths and was able to refocus and come up with a few viable options that did leave me thinking "I'm not sure." Hope that helps you!!
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JohnPAlex Premium
Hi Sabita,
When you decide the theme of your particular blog, niche, topic is going. You want to create your content around a hook. The keyword or phrase is going to be it.
The Keyword Rich Lesson states.
1. Keyword/phrase in the title.
2. Keyword/phrase in the first couple paragraphs.
3. Then write content naturally. Don't focus on the keyword. This is where I think about the audience. Identify with them and drop the appropriate links in the appropriate places.
As I think about what the theme is, I adjust the thought to a jaaxy search and see what some of the content may look like as the thoughts evolve. Low and behold the words generated are rich with keywords and phrases.
I'm no whiz at this, but things are starting to look like something.
You can certainly narrow the audience, it helps with your numbers as well.
Best wishes in your coming successes.
John
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rcaldwellm Premium
Hey team! I have a roadblock between myself and choosing my niche and would love any suggestions/empowerment/advice/tips. I've been in digital marketing for years, and have promoted (through Facebook ads, SEO, PPC etc.) lots of wonderful products and services for other companies. Now I want to learn to do it myself with affiliate marketing and it's a blast! However, I've thought about niches, critiqued niches, criticized ppl for picking the wrong niche and overall overthought the whole choosing a niche process as part of my service to my clients. At this point I feel totally paralyzed when it comes to choosing my OWN bcs all the experiences over the past 6 years of agency/freelance work (over 65 clients) comes flooding in. Just pick one of the many many things I'm passionate about (I'm latina, we're passionate about everything, ok?) and go? Breath through it and give it 24 hrs till I can choose more comfortably now that I'm at this part of my journey? I dunno y'all. Your ideas and voices are appreciated!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
A niche can literally be almost anything.

The key is to remember that you will be creating a TON of content for your new site, so if you're interested in multiple things, just make sure you pick an area that you won't get bored talking about.

Here's an article from my friend Zed that may help you narrow things down a bit:
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merlynmac Premium
OK...what are you hobbies then if you're passionate about everything. Have you gone through a trial or tribulation that others can relate to and can you offer advice on it? Something you love, something you know, those are going to be the easiest to start with.
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Well said and very helpful article as well :)
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Zappades Premium
If you consider helping people choosing a niche why don't you just target people looking for niche ideas? Like "the niche finder" or "best niches . com" etc :)
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sfritzler Premium
I basically sat down and wrote a list of things I love to do. Weather it be hiking, camping or what not and then I wrote all possible items associated with those activities like camp tents, camp chairs, bbq's, etc. Then you can create a website with those items in mind and are able to promote those items because you are passionate about that certain activity. Hope that helps :)
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rcaldwellm Premium
So helpful! Thank you!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time. Make sure you follow Zed... he's the real genius. :-)
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Hi rcaldwellm,
Yes,I am there too. So many choices. Basically, first thing, breathe. Then get a pen and paper, go to a quiet place, close your eyes...and ask yourself, what do I love. As soon as whatever comes to mind, right only 5 thoughts down. ONLY the first FIVE! Now look at the list. Is it people? Colors? Places? That can help eliminate choices. If colors come to you, what do they represent to you? Blue-Fun things, Green- healthy, Yellow-Medical, Purple- Royal/Royalty-expensive items aka jewelry, clothes-shoes, cars.
So your are not seeing a bunch of words before your eyes and trying to "find" one niche "jump out at you". That was what I felt like till I did the Five thing on paper. Your body can "narrow down the choices". Hope this helps.
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Everything I've learned makes me feel like I know a lot, but I know I have a lot more to learn and that's fine. So I've thought about what a lot of people do (not everyone), but they play video games. And some order a bunch of video game related objects off the internet and I think I want to get into the video game related niche.
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Kyle Premium
Always new stuff to learn, that is what makes this exciting. I have been at this 17 years full time now and I am still learning new stuff each and every day. I really look forward to working with you!
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Ok, So I've just finished this section... and I know (w/o a doubt) that I want to get into the CAT niche. Both my wife and I absolutely LOVE cats, we are super passionate about everything to do with cats; from training techniques, to the best toys, food, litter... you name it we're into it.

That said, because I know that the overall niche of "cat" is FAR too broad... I'm curious how far into a specific micro cat-niche I should dive; especially since, in the end, I'd really love to be in a bunch of different cat-related niches.

So do I start with a more specific cat-niche (i.e. "cat litter", etc), and can later build even more specific niches sites... and then one day potentially link them all together? Or would I start broader to encompass more at the start?
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smartketeer Premium
You definitely need to dive a bit deeper Tyler ... For example food, health, toys and accessories ...

Here are a few tips that can help you to evaluate your ideas
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I don't exactly know a lot on this, but I think that maybe you should start on the more specific, such as cat litter, and then make more specific sites. But that's just me. I'd get more feedback from more folks and see their POV. Good luck to you!
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brenlee Premium
Hello CosmicChameleon,

Meow...Meow From Mr. Guy and Missy!

I also am enamored with my tuxedo brother and sister. They are 8 1/2 years old...

We have been having a mousing marathon for the past two days...

Oh, what fun it is!
Ya right!

I'm going to follow you here and I would really enjoy viewing your website when it's ready.
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Much love to you and yours fur-babies! I'm looking forward to this journey into affiliate marketing, especially since I am going to truly enjoy centering it all around kitties! =D
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mwoody247 Premium
I am trying to decide on a niche as I commented on and would like some feedback. I think I would like to do something with nutrition. Is that too broad a topic? Do I need to narrow it down further? My other two options are sports and cooking? If I could get some assistance on making my final decision, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Mtilland Premium
Nutrition ties naturally into cooking and sports (ie exercise). You could start with nutrition, and based on the tie ins or not, extend to the other areas incrementally. (On the flip side, start with 'subcategories' and build to nutrition). Are you a 'high level view first' kind of person or do you like building in blocks (units)?

What would you feel most comfortable with over time?

Marie
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dirtdevil Premium
Yeah I would say it is broad if you can narrow it down to types of nutrition used in different sports and/or exercise...maybe or with cooking maybe something in the line of nutrional recipes used for the various sports minded participants?
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romeo2018 Premium
Nutrition is a great choice, on Amazon you will find different sub niches that you can choose from but you will have to be specific and choose one e.g food for athletes, Gym people, Babies etc or even devices we use to make nutritious foods like blenders, pots and more. Go on Amazon and search nutrition and start your product research until you find what you are passionate about..
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mcb247 Premium
Hi Michael... all of those niches are excellent but maybe niche down more as very competitive ..

You may find this article helpful Sometimes you have to go for it ... in time you could have income streams in all three niches ..

Martin
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Nutrition is important, however you need to break it down, also who is your target market, is it people of all ages groups etc
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Winlee1 Premium
The other section of nutrition that you can think of is that of dealing with food related to different blood groups as a form of healthy lifestyle