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 and the process of building a successful business online.

Carson, the other co-founder works more with the technical team (close to 30 people) so you will see a bit less of him, although he is still very much active here within the community every day.

You can follow us around in our day to day lives on Instagram. You are going to see we are REAL people, just like you and that we generally speaking live very normal lives...and also get a sneak peak into some of the many Wealthy Affiliate projects we are working on behind the scenes! ;)


If you have an Instagram account, you can follow us and check out our latest happenings in our personal lives here.

Follow Kyle on Instragram: @wealthyaffiliatekyle

Follow Carson on Instagram: @wealthyaffiliatecarson

Our goal is to earn your trust. We have been in this business since 2002, and we have helped close to 1.7 MILLION people during this time!

The community here is full of amazing people, with a lot of expertise. I know you are going to quickly realize that. In fact, you are going to be able to tap into this knowledge an expertise at any point as you move forward in the training.

I assure you that 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 now over 4 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 and leverage to create a business online. 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, simply 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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BonnieN2 Premium
HI everyone, I have chosen my niche, I hope so. I want it to be Cats or Kittens. I know it is a large niche and it will take a lot of work. I love cats and had them all my life. But last year I lost my 2 babies. And I miss them so much, I think this will help me.
Please let me know if I can make it work. Thank you all.

Bonnie
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Welcome, Bonnie. And a very definite yes...

Here's the thing about choosing a niche: ANY niche can be a great niche as long as it is something you are passionate about. I tell people all the time that internet marketing requires a ton of content, and choosing something based solely on the money almost never works; people get burned out long before they get enough content to succeed.

Having said that, now the trick is for you to decide exactly what your site will be about and look like. I ran the numbers for the keywords "dogs" and also "cats". Unfortunately -- but not unexpected -- they are terrible. There's just way too much competition for a generic cat or dog site.

Instead, think about how you can make it tighter. For example, something like "best pets for kids", "best pets for seniors", "raising healthy pets", etc.

By starting small and tight like that, you have a better chance of getting your foot in the door and pulling in some real traffic. Then, as you grow and gain a steady audience, you can start to expand out to bigger keywords, and who knows... you might even become a recognized authority one day and be able to even get the more generic words such as dog and cat as well.

Think about what makes you unique and share that with your readers. If you do that, you will do great :-)

If you have any more questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.
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biehn Premium
hi guys I hope someone can help with clarification: my membership runs out soon. I am a premium member...is it possible to put it on hold, for abit, I mean I cant afford the monthly payments and dont have much time to work on my site...can i put it on hold till i can work on it again and start payment then?. please help
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Sharriv Premium
I don't think so, you will have to ask Kyle I think.

I'm gonna save up and buy the year one. I'm also in the red but this is gonna make your future. try and save somewhere else and keep going. that's my opinion.
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HeidiY Premium
Hi Rahima
Unfortunately no you can't put your membership on hold, you are either a member or you are not.

You will have 30 days from when your membership finishes to move your site to other hosting if you wish to keep it alive.

I have heard that WA keeps your site in some sort of back up so if you return within 6 months it may be available, BUT you would need to confirm that for definite with Kyle or Carson (unless another member can say for sure).

It would be shame to see your work go to waste, I hope you can stretch to keeping your membership going.
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biehn Premium
i was thinking similarly, just cant afford the monthly for sure...wanted to find out so i can make an informed decision. thankyou guys
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MsChris Premium
I need suggestions. As I am attempting to get through my training, I am finding that I would like to limit the notifications that come up under the [Bell Icon].I am getting too distracted and it is slowing me down. Can anyone advise me how to set preferences under [Change Options]? Is it better to limit what I see up there while I'm getting started. It's going to take me a long time to get started because this is all new to me.
Specifically, I do not care to see every new person's initial goals (ie. How much do you want to make? etc.) How do I single out responses to those 3 questions?

Is it a bad idea to block out all of the notifications?
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merlynmac Premium
Click on the bell and click Change Options. I have mine set to Comments and Answers to My Questions. The rest can be seen by other means.
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roxydog1312 Premium
I understand your frustration as I am new to a lot of this too. I have found that I basically ignore the bigger posts now (the goals one for sure). I do all of my responding through my emails. Each email has a link that takes you to the comment. I respond to the comment, then delete the email. Then I hit the "bell" and just glance over the newer stuff to be sure I"m not missing anything.

Also, I have put aside a day of the week where I do my helper stuff. I go in and answer questions and like peoples comments, and give critiques in websites etc. That stuff is important, but can be distracting from writing content.

Kyle mentioned too that he sets aside time where all he does is write content. I have taken this one step further and have set aside a block of time where all I do is training.

That's what works for me. Do it in blocks. Hope this helps. Rhonda Leigh
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MsChris Premium
The flood of messages in my email is overwhelming and unmanageable. I could spend all day reading email. Help.
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merlynmac Premium
Now email is handled in a different spot (not the bell). To deal with email; click on your image in the upper-left here and select Account Settings. Scroll down and edit your notification settings there.
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roxydog1312 Premium
Also, I ignored the emails for the first couple weeks. Didn't seem to be any harm done. You will want to eventually pay attention to them tho, because you will need to start asking for feedback etc, which is how you advance your ranking, if you're into that. RhondaLeigh
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MsChris Premium
Thank you. People are so kind and share so many great ideas. I hate to miss a thing and I would like to thank everyone for sharing what they know. But I think I'm going to have to wait and enjoy all that little later when my initial training is completed, as much as I don't want to be missing out.

I have a little AAADD (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder I think)....actually, more like A LOT. I'll get thru this.
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MsChris Premium
Ah, Whew! Thank you!! I just set email notifiation to "no" so that I will receive no WA emails. I hope this is not a problem with communication from Kyle and Carson. Kyle has sent me additional links to training videos via email and I would not want to miss out on those!
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MsChris Premium
Perfect. Done.
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Really
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merlynmac Premium
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In which lesson do I learn how to affiliate merchandise? Meaning I am setting up a store but want the commission when customer is linked to buying item with Amazon. I am in lesson 7 and everything seems to be about writing. I am not doing a blog I am focusing on a storefront I found a niche but need affiliates and suppliers to place on my website.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the idea behind affiliate marketing is to create great content which brings visitors to your site, and then they can purchase the items you recommend. How do you plan on attracting customers otherwise? You will just be yet another shop among millions, and nobody will find you.

Please follow the training, it gives you the best chance of success. Bear in mind, that some affiliate programs will inspect your site before they approve you, so there needs to be something of value on it.
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I guess you are not understanding what I am asking.. is there a lesson that shows how to use products on my site that link to customers purchasing on places like Amazon or do I need to figure out on my own, and I have had a service business with own website and know how to market and build own website etc I just thought these lessons would fill me in others areas I not familiar with before I have to learn from own research...@dianescorpio I understand what affiliate marketing entails and I want customers to buy from items I recommend which if you read my question is how do I get those items listed on my website to affiliate market?
I was very outset by your comment as it does not relate to what I was asking
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BvVugt Premium
The money making part of the lessons start in Level 3 of the training. You can skip to that part using the Training button in the left sidebar.

Since you say you want a storefront, you might be interested in these webinars from Jay: Best,

Bianca
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well that was misleading as now I have no choice but pay for membership before i can proceed...I dont even have a penny to my name as I only have social security disability income and now must wait for that which is 2 weeks away before I can attempt to pay for membership...guess got my hopes up too soon..nothing is free anymore but I feel mislead with WA
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Thanks but need premium membership to watch those too
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BvVugt Premium
When money is that tight, WA is expensive, I know. I’m stretching my budget as well here. And you need to realise that once you go Premium, you can’t go back to a free account.

But you can acces a lot of training for free as well and build your online business on a free Siterubix site. You’d be relying more on the help of the community, but this is a very helpful group of people.

Putting questions or keywords in the search bar (top left) will give you loads of blog posts, tuturials, trainings and answers. For free.

If you don’t find answers there, you can ask the questions and get answers from WA members directly. For free.

A free account still gives you acces to the knowledge and the support from fellow WA members.

I hope you won’t be discouraged to give your online business a real try. As well as WA.

Best,

Bianca
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Hi I would just like to ask a little bit of your advise. I am stuck between weather I should take my niche and turn it in to a website... So perhaps it could be on musical instruments or I originally joined because I would like to do some admin jobs part time... I have created a website on admin services but I have had no feedback so that's why I decided to join wealthy affiliate. I was just wondering which project you think I should focus on?

I would like to make some money so whichever one you think will make more money please let me know.

Kid Regards
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N33 Premium
Hi,

You can really be successful in both niches. Who knows, on the road, you can do both, but I would begin with one niche and website.

Enjoy the training,

N with a smile
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Thank you
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N33 Premium
You are welcome.

Wishing you happiness, success, and a great day
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Zappades Premium
Either way, you need to create keyword rich content to reach your audience.
Maybe the music niche is easier for you to write a lot of blog posts and once you have organic traffic you can still offer your service as admin in a side banner on the instrument niche blog.
Just my thoughts :)
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Thank you. I am just worried that nobody will want to buy instruments because we do not have many people in my town buying instruments... or does that even matter where I stay?
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Zappades Premium
Where you stay doesn't matter at all. You must see the whole world as your customers, everyone that speaks English, no matter where :)
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DaliborT Premium
I think you have wrong approach. Main reason should be to help people in some niche. Money will be result of your effort. But if your aim is purely money, people will recognise it.

I hope you will take this advice and change your approach so you will develope successful business.

Dalibor
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Zappades Premium
You have to target an audience that has money and wants to buy, this is possible by choosing the right keywords.
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Hi, Razif Ghazali here from Malaysia.
I have a couple of questions: -

1) How if i already have a premium plans with website builder (eg. Wordpress) ? Can the account connect here ?

2) What is the differences for hosting if use on WA or purchase own host ?

3) Just wondering if the features offered for premium is enough to build an small-medium ecommerce website, or there is some extra plugins needed ?

Hope to get feedback from you guys soon.

Thank you

Best Regards

Razif Ghazali
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SafiaR Premium
Wealthy affiliate with the premium plan makes everything available to have a great successful online business.
Q1: I have no answer.
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SafiaR Premium
Q2: see this article that shows you the differences.
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
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SafiaR Premium
Q3: why small or medium? why not big?
Wealthy Affiliate has all you need. YOU will have even some of the Recorded live webinars (Jay webinar) talk about E-commerce.
see these two,
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Yes, i know, wealthy affiliate got everything that i needed as a beginner for this line of business. All the trainings, guide and steps are already lined up for us to follow ! :D
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Alright, noted, WA got a lot of hosting benefits for our own websites too
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Yeah, because as a start maybe start from one or two niches in one website. Planning for the big ones that covers lots of niches like amazon website. But i'm not sure the costing for creating & maintaining a website like that. That's why i didn't said big first. Correct me if i'm wrong.

Thank you a lot for your feedback.

Best Regards,

Razif Ghazali
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Hi.

I've just started out and slowly getting familiar with the site.

Community has been great and I have has some good feedback and guidance from Kyle & Carson and from Dale123 as well.

I am looking to meet as many Affiliate's as possible within the community and have just reached out to one of the ambassador's, Grace aka Littlemama. Her honesty is refreshing ad she provides a lot of insight and guidance for those seeking assistance.

Everyone sharing their story and insights is refreshing and I am keen to see where the journey leads to.

Take care Affiliate's
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URWRght Premium
Getting started myself, slowly.
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I have the same approach.
Take it at my own pace. Great community here though and lots of info which will help along the way.

Take care

Matt
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mimibb Premium
Hmmm... what is to stop someone from just slapping a paragraph full of keywords on one of their site pages? And I'm not even talking about full sentences. Like something on the bottom of the page that says
"People like you search for:
*keyword
*keyword
*keyword
*keyword"

Like would the search engines get confused or like, suspicious or something? There has to be a reason people don't do this.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
In a word... Google. lol

Back when the internet was new, this was exactly how it worked. Of course, this led to a web full of spam sites that didn't really give the searcher what they were looking for. But that all ended years ago.

Google's algorithm is incredibly advanced today, and such tactics will get you at best ignored, and at worst, such down. Now it's all about creating quality content. It's borderline impossible to game the system now.
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Marsme Premium
So started off in the bootcamp training but have had a change of direction. Suddenly getting clearer on my goals. I am branding myself and I have a brand name....yet I have 3 distinct niches under my brand name. Would I put these three different niches within my website or create subdomains. I am not keen on purchasing a different domain for each niche at this point in time. The niches all relate to me and do overlap and interconnect. Hope this makes sense.
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kaeiden Premium
I published the Privacy Policy and went back per the instruction, but can't seem to get to this page. Can anyone help please?
After you publish your Privacy Policy, you are going to want to log into the back office of your website (Wordpress Admin area) through the SiteManager or through SiteContent. When you are within the editor for this page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the following settings.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Log into your site and make sure it shows up under "Pages" on the dashboard. If it does, you're good to go.
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kaeiden Premium
Thank you! Appreciate your help!
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Ksallycee Premium
So...I've been on and off here for the past week or so - wasn't too sure about it...however, I stuck it out (at a slack rate lol), cause why not? I just finished level 1 of my Online Entrepreneur Certification. It was full of flayvorrr. Loads of helpful information and easy to refer back to after my time away! It's so easy to become skeptical due to the scams out there and most places seem very "pitchy". This 1st level has taught me so much so I'm actually now very curious to see this all work. It's a realistic approach and has a genuine feel. Now I'm a premium and going to stick to it much more consistent this round. I actually can't wait to dive into the next lesson. 😂

For anyone reading, stick it out. I'm so lazy with reading, I thought I could skim through the first part but realised there's actually alot of vital information so well worth the read (plus there's videos). Don't be lazy! Do it right the first time. Don't give up. :) Wishing you very the best. :)
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DHobson1 Premium
Hi! Don't skim over any part of the training. I am probably taking a little longer than many simply because (for the time since 2001) I finally "get" the system of working from the ground up, one step at a time, rather than trying to jump into the deep end. I'm learning to swim :-) As you say. Do it right the first time! Following you...
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Ksallycee Premium
Thank you! :) Yes sometimes we have to learn to slow down and I'm glad I learnt that early on through the training. Well great things take time and I'm sure your steady approach is/will be rewarding. Makes it easier to retain information as well, I find. Well good luck to you! I'm now following your journey, thanks for the follow!
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TheresaHorn Premium
It's not just laziness that can cause us to miss things. I was so excited, I think I missed a lot in my eagerness to move forward. As soon as I completed a task, I checked it off and went to the next lesson. It probably would have been beneficial to pause and process along the way and tweak things a bit before moving ahead. I'm glad it's easy to go back and review.
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Ksallycee Premium
Yes! I agree. It's so easy to have our eyes so fixated on the prize, or (in this case) the end result, so much that we forget the valuable steps in-between. Good things take time, patience and a few slow breaths to sooth the excitement and in my case a bit of consistency. It sounds like you have a positive take. Thank you for sharing and wishing you the best. :)
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ASullivan1 Premium
Hi everybody...got a simple question. I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. I'm presently doing my first searches on Jaaxy and finding some nice numbers. But now and then I run into this <10 beneath the average searches per month. Sometimes (rarely) rather than a concrete number on the left column, this symbol and the number 10 appear, as the first listing. This listing usually includes a very very low QSR, such as 0, or 1, or 8. My question: what does <10 mean? Is this a good keyword or bad? I know the QSR is somewhat unbelievable. Enjoying every minute of learning....
Thanks in advance,
Andy
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katkatskitchen Premium
It means that there are less than 10 searches a month. In other words Andy it's not worth going for it as a main keyword. You can put in your spreadsheet to be added as a secondary keyword in a related article
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ASullivan1 Premium
Thanks, more simple than I realized....
Andy
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feigner Premium
it could be that the keyword is very new - so if it is a new product - then there maynot be enough data on it yet.
or as catherine says - no one is searching for it.
if you run into this and feel that it is the keyword you want to use - type it into google and see what comes up in the google related or the google instant. and see if that is a better keyword.
good luck
phil
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ASullivan1 Premium
Thanks!
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Quick question I notice that the days for me to upgrade to Premium is slowly but surely running.I now have 3 days:18 hours and 23 mins. Does it mean that I will be locked out from building my website after the days run out and what are the monthly fees per month once my website is up and running? Kindly clarify please. I am now going through the site content tutorial!
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chender684 Premium
You can keep working on your siterubix stie for as long as you want for free. You will not be locked out.
You will be limited in the training you can get if you do not go premium.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can stay as a free starter for as long as you like, and still have access to your website, even when it is up and running. However, you will only have access to the first 10 lessons, which may not be enough for a successful business. The first month is $19, followed by $49 per month, and you can cancel at any time.
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FranNicholls Premium
The up grade is well worth it when you are ready as you will have access to more videos and training. Just remember it is an expense to you and can be taken off for taxes as such. You can also stay as a free member
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AJTrimble1 Premium
As others have noted, you will always have access to your free site as well as the first 10 lessons of the training program. You will lose access to the community, however.

If you are still on the fence but would like to see what all you get with the premium membership, as long as you sign up before the timer is us your first month is only $19. That's a pretty small investment and would give you plenty of time to go through the entire program and see if this is really for you.

Hope this heips :-)
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LisaBrack Premium
1. You will not be locked out.
2. You will need premium to progress through the remainder of the training, and it is such a good idea to get it.
3. Join within seven days = $19 first month.
4. How you pay determines what you pay. Join on a monthly basis and it is $49 month. Pay up front and you can get it for as low as $29 a month.
I went monthly because that suited my pocket. I will pay more up front when I am further down the track, but for now I am happy with $49 a month. I live in New Zealand and with the exchange rate I budget for approximately NZ$20 a week, and what is there to not like about that?
Anyway, best of luck.
:-)
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I have hosting on Word pres account Premium - one year. Do I have to have your hosing if I start here with you?

For a three months I will still be traveling and i couldns start with Premium, when I wanted to strart, what will be the price for me for the first month?
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ScottyOfAus Premium
Hi guys, Newbie here, I'm looking at picking my first niche. I have one in mind that is related to sports betting. I'd feel comfortable writing about it. Should I go with this or find some sort of popular fast converting item?
I haven't completed the course yet, just started actually so maybe it covered in there.
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Tarnz77 Premium
go with what you know and feel comfortable about makes your content your writing easier for yourself
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lmceachran Premium
Hey, yeah, it does cover the niches in the training. I'll try and find where else you can find your niche as I can't think at the moment where else I saw it
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ScottyOfAus Premium
Cheers, I've been educated now and have my niche picked
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Hello Wealth AF team... I am new here. I just would like to watch some videos how to drive traffic for a newbie. I am not ready to create a website or niche yet. I have been registering for free tutorials on youtube and I am glad I came across this link :-)
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Sharriv Premium
welcome and good luck,

cheers
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Mathessa40 Premium
Welcome to WA and best of luck
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LisaBrack Premium
Hi and welcome. Suggest you go to the training and start there if you are wanting free content then you have the choice of free lessons up to a certain point. Not sure if you get free access to the part about how to drive traffic though. You will have to check.
Good luck.
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I wanted to take a break to say....
Hello to everyone,
I've been watching and reading trainings most of the day. My mind is blown by the potential that this can become when used correctly!
Just seeing how the program communicate with Wordpress along has me floored as the "Newbie" that I am.
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LisaBrack Premium
Hi there,

Yes, I totally agree with you - the training IS fabulous; the opportunities phenomenal!

Just enjoy it all. :-)
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Please forgive my Country slang 🤗😎
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Welcome to WA, Cherry. If you need anything or have any questions just let us know; we're all here to help.

And I happen to like country slang :-)
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Tarnz77 Premium
so awesome and mind blowing
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I have 2 related questions. I’m trying to decide if this is right for me. I have about 10 biz opps that I am promoting. They all have their own website so I don’t really need one. I just need to learn how to more effectively promote traffic.
Also if I do do this program my ideas for a niche would be. Cats, fitness/working out/trying to lose weight. , death of my mom was I was 9 by murder and murder. Victims or traumatic Brau. Injury which I suffered in. 2013, or maybe just trauma-the losss of my mom and my braininjufy. But I have no idea how that would be a profitable idea
I also have no idea how I will be able tib pay for premium membership. The little bit of money I have , about 3
.50 usd in btc, I have to use on. My existing biz. Oops. I have a partner and he rarely gives me money. So I have s feeling ill only be hrrr about 6 Mott days and then I’ll. Be gone.
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TheresaHorn Premium
Premium membership is wonderful but not necessary. You can start with your two free websites and work on creating quality content for them and upgrade to Premium later when it will not create a financial strain.

I knew without a doubt almost immediately that this was for me and I made some sacrifices to be able to upgrade. It may not be for you or it may be for you but later.

Good luck, whatever you decide!
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LKick Premium
I think you are lucky to have some things already working for you. Are your 10 biz opps making money for you yet? If not, You can learn so much here and I am sure it will help you even with what you have already developed.
When I first started two months ago, I took the free training and even before I finished the free training, I knew I was going to upgrade to Premium. There is so much that is offered here and the price per month/year is so reasonable. I wasted so much money in the past looking for a community/coach that would really help me, not just take my money.
I know it is difficult when there is no money. I have been there. You can take the free training, work with your two free websites and when money is better, you can upgrade. I highly recommend that you in vest in a program that works and this is that program as far as I am concerned.
I do wish you the best of luck in your choice and I know you can reach success. Good Luck. Linda
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Hello,
I just went through the SEO lesson and I am still unable to find my website through Google. I've typed in the title of my website, a post title, even the extended title that I made in the SEO plugin settings. Am I doing something wrong? I've only written onoe article on it so far, is that why I'm unable to find it?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you have to wait for Google to find it first, this is called indexing, and takes a few days. You will receive an email when it has been indexed.
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Thank you! I did not know about indexing.
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Hefy Premium
Hi everyone can i just get some help please. I was up to step 3. Create & publish your privacy page - I followed and created the page and realised after i published it down the bottom of the screen in the green circles it had:

Words - 93, 76%
Paragraphs - 10,100%
Headings - 7, 88%

Is this correct? Or should it all be at 100%
Also I couldn't find my policy page on my website?
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katkatskitchen Premium
The statistics are fine. I suspect you can't find it because you not created a menu which comes in a later lesson. Or you can follow the tutorial below.
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Hefy Premium
Ohhh thanks so much @katkatskitchen. I really appreciate your prompt reply and clarification... I just wanted to make sure I was on the right track lol...

Thank you so much for the creating custom menus link. I shall tick of this lesson and plod onto the next until i get up to it.

Many Thanks
Yivan :)
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Terand Premium
Hi Yivan,

(1) It's ok/correct for Privacy page. For our content/article, then it is good to follow 100%.
(2) Catherine has answered your query on Privacy Page not found.
Good luck and all the best to you, Yivan! 👍😉
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Hefy Premium
Aww thank you so much Terand for the confirmation and support. Being a newbie I really appreciate it

Yivan ☺️
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Terand Premium
Don't mention it. Yivan! It's my pleasure too! Welcome to WA too and wishing you a great journey here, Yivan! :o)
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katkatskitchen Premium
Never be frightened of asking questions. We all had to learn
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cmartinez707 Premium
I want to make sure I understood correctly what a niche should be. When I went over the lesson I understood it as something very specific to a general hobby or interest you have. For example, if you like skateboarding, I thought the niche meant it would be skateboards, helmets, skateboarding shoes, or skateboarding clothes, etc. I didn't think the niche would be skateboarding because I understood that this would be too general? Is this correct or would skateboarding be the niche?

If that is the case, would you suggest starting a whole different website so that the url doesn't have a name specific to skateboarding shoes or skateboarding helmets for example?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes and no. Yes, you want to "niche down" with your content because it is easier to rank for more specific keywords. However, I always recommend "niching up" with your domain name. Here's what I mean...

Keep your content tight. Think of your niche as nothing more than a particular topic. So, in that sense, start with a single, specific niche (like skateboarding shoes in your example.) Then write a bunch of content around that topic. Once you start to rank and get steady traffic for that topic, you can branch out to the next one (helmets, clothing, etc.) That's where a more general domain name comes in.

By keeping the domain more general, you build in the room to expand into other topics later. The challenge with making a domain too keyword specific is you risk locking yourself into a tight niche. Then you run into trouble when you want to expand because no one will know your other topics are there, or you risk turning your readers off if they come expecting one thing and see a bunch of other "unrelated" posts.

It's late and I'm kind of tired, so hopefully I'm not rambling too much and this makes sense :-)
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Sharriv Premium
skateboarding can be too general, there are allot of content like, shoes, helmets, bearings, wheels, the top anti slip liner etc. You can start small and work your way up. I to started broad and narrowed it down.

and remember to begin with the mindset to help out people before you want to start selling them products.


you want to gain trust before they even think about buying from you.
keep at it and do not give up.

good luck,
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cmartinez707 Premium
Thank you!
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rexyroza Premium
a question I have is when you want to buy something online, most people are going to go to google and type for amazon or walmart and they will get on to their website, how are people going to find your website ??? okay, unless you are giving someone courses??? how does this really work
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Kari14 Premium
Say someone wants to know all about how to do their nails at home. How would you go about finding that information? Of course you would type in the Google bar--Nails or maybe how to do my nails. You would get a list of websites that you could choose from. This is where your website will be once you get INDEXED(I don't mean to yell this). On the first page for people to choose your site. That is what we are striving for, to get Indexed. Then whatever you have on your site is what they can purchase or you send them where they can. Hope I helped you out. Blessed Be
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You are correct. People will typically go straight to Amazon and Walmart... IF they already know what they want. But many people aren't there yet.

There is this thing in business known as the purchase cycle. The end of the cycle is, of course, the person buying a product. But long before that there are various stages where people are curious, somewhat interested, researching, etc. Those are the people we're looking for.

People who haven't made up their mind or are still considering a purchase may do all kinds of research to see if it is really something they want. Your job is the figure out what questions they might have and answer those questions. If at that point they are comfortable with the purchase, they might just click on that nice convenient link you have sitting right there in front of them :-)
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feigner Premium
i tend to disagree - you first identify a need - then you find that there is something to fill that need - then you look for the best one - and that is where your site comes in - to help others find the best solution for their problem.
they may click through - and will find themselves on amazon - so trust the site and buy.
but you need to show that you know what you are talking about by giving away info - not jsut products.
people now research more than just jump into a shop - they are looking for more now.
the business model does work
good luck
phil
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I have a question i have a site, it have a domain name and a host, but its saying the site is down, when i type the address of my site to go to it it gives me the 401 error page can not be found i can seem to figure out why?
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Kyle Premium
Where is your site hosted? What is the URL of that site? Let us know and we will give you a hand here.
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BonnieN2 Premium
Hi everybody, I just joined this week, and am very excited about all the stuff I have been reading. Although it seems confusing at this time, but as I come back each time some things do start to make sense. I really do believe I will make this work, I will need a lot of work but with everybody help we will suceed. So thank you ahead of time. And thank all of you that has notify me I am sorry I have not made any coments yet it caught me off guard and I didn't know what to say at that time.
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RGibson3 Premium
Live, love and learn. Have some fun.. You'll do great. This is a great community. I'm new too and excited.

See You at the Top

Richard
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Harryallen1 Premium
Hi I thought it would be harder but I’ve just set up 2 websites and a domain and joined my sites to the domain it’s easier than you think and I’m no bright spark
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jaxbus100 Premium
Ok, if i want to promote seveal different products off clickbank, how am I going to come close to writing blogs for say 10 different products or more. Or if I am promoting Amazon products, there is no way to just stay within the realm of my interests. Just because I like anything doesn't mean it is the most profitable product affiliate product off clickbank to promote? A bit lost here.
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AlexisB86 Premium
The training digs deeper into this in level 3, lesson 6. You can write a review for one product or you can write one post where you review several similar products.You can review any products, but its important to stay within your niche so you can organically promote the products and link reviews to your content pages. Your goal is to provide meaningful content that helps your readers, and the promoting products and reviews are a byproduct of that helpful info (content) you create.
Hope this helps!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - don't be thinking of just how you can promote high-ticket items, or as you say, the readers will soon realise that you have no interest in the product.

Firstly, you need to choose your niche, a subject you are genuinely interested in. You will be writing purely informational articles, with no promotions to start with. Then you can write reviews of products which tie into your niche.

Say, for example, your niche is all about dogs. You might write articles about how to train your dog or what vaccinations it might need. You could then write reviews on dog-related products. People would read your articles and reviews, and then hopefully purchase through your link.
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Hi My name is Neel, I am passionate about the Personal Development Industry, do you guys think this Niche is Something I could do? I could Sell Self-Help Products with affiliate Marketing , and than following up with my clients sort of consulting with them to see how they are progressing towards their dream building and the five high Domains of life that are, Health & Well Being, Relationships, Wealth and Time & Money Freedom! Let me know If it's a good Idea, I also appreciate any other usefull Tips I can get from our Community so I can get started in the direction I am most passionate about! Thank you in Advance and Cheers!
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I forgot "Vocation" in the five High Domains of Life,,, Very Important!
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BNovak1 Premium
Hi,
I’m not an advanced marketer yet but will do everything to achieve this goal and become independent. I think any niche can be perfect but the best is
• to find something you like - so that you’d enjoy the ’work’ and
• you know a lot about so that you could share your personal experiences with your future customers.
’Personal Development Industry’ seems to be such a niche for you bt at the beginning it seems to be too broad so I’d narrow it. Nowadays there are a great deal of digital products so I’m sure if you learn the ’hows’ here, you’ll be successful in this niche. Wishing you good luck and success,
Bela
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mcb247 Premium
Hey Neel, Sounds like you know your direction which is great. The PD niche is good but very competitive. In the training here our aim is to choose sub niches to begin with so that these can rank in the search engines and get traffic organically. Then in time expand the niche as your site grows.

So maybe choose a domain name that is generic across the PD niche but pick one of the five topics you mention and concentrate on this until you get some momentum.

Amazing potential with this Neel :)
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awesome
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The personal development industry would be a wonderful niche in my opinion. If you're passionate about it, definitely bring that idea to life. There's a lot of potential there. Best of luck to you. My respects.
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jkos64 Premium
This system is very interesting and I can't wait for the next lesson. I think the hardest for me will be first: the niche, 2nd the content of the website. I really like the example of the snack helmet and wonder how the person came up with this idea? Is the training going to help with the selection of cool ideas like that? how about ideas like the person has on that website with recipes that can be used for the snack helmet? Are there other examples on WA to look at? I'm very new at this and going to need a lot of help to build my first website and make it interesting and appealing like that...but I'm hopeful :) and super excited to be learning more about building website and make it rank well on google. What's the best way to pick up a niche? trending? These may be stupid questions but I need to ask...
Thanks in advance for the answers,
Josie
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TheresaHorn Premium
The best way to pick a niche is to think about what you love enough to write about it regularly. What sort of websites do you like to visit? That might give you some ideas. Think about your hobbies. Many WA bloggers have links to their websites on their profile pages but I think that might be more of a distraction than a help. You will be writing informative articles without promoting anything sometimes, so keep that in mind.
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LisaBrack Premium
Just do the training - your questions will be answered as you go along - and don't forget to breathe. :-)))
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RGibson3 Premium
Hey Josie. I'm new too and I think you will do very well because your comments and questions seem so valid. I just wanna copy and paste the whole thing. Much success to you and yours.

Richard
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jkos64 Premium
Thank you very much! I am very excited to be on WA and I am at the point of choosing my niche now for my website! I think WA is awesome and the people are very nice, friendly and helpful! I wish you the best of success as well! See you on the chat line :)

Josie
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I am prepared to get training lesson here and so impressed me because millions of affliated members is in WA.
The step by step instructions is very clear and easy to understand every lesson. This will help me to get an extra income and be positive, i will earn more and learned more in WA with the community. Thank you WA.
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work hard together
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amorelos Premium
I'm already enroll in another paid training program because that;s the first one I found after listening to a podcast. Then from that one I found WA by searching for some information and from the begging I was surprised for the quality of the training for FREE! I love the step by step instructions given by Kyle which allows me to learn at my own pace and practicing as many times as I need to understand every lesson, and since that was so good I decided to become Premium member, I know I'm gong to learn a lot more and in time I will reach one of my goals: make $100 a week o at least a month!. Thank you.
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RDulloo Premium
Congrats on going Premium, Alfredo! :) WA can absolutely help you achieve your goals. The training here is top-notch, as you have already experienced.

There's also top web hosting here and SiteSupport is amazing! So is the community!

Glad you're liking it so far. I wish you the best!
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alpleszko Premium
The training says you do not need to allow the plugin to track usage (in order for them to improve). I'd like to know if there a problem with allowing this? Are you actually recommending against it or just saying it is not necessary if we don't want to share? Is there any risk in allowing this tracking if it is for improvements?
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merlynmac Premium
You can allow it if you wish. I chose no as it's just one more thing that uses resources. Granted, it's a very small resource use, but still.
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Can my niche be a concept or does it need to be based around a product area? I was thinking of going with a blog about my narcissist mother as I have plenty of content ideas but that's not a physical thing. So I thought I'd promote self help books, self care products and art. But do I need to read every book out there before promoting it?? Do I need to buy every product I promote? If not, how can I genuinely recommend products and make money from them in good conscience? And is this topic/these products too broad?
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StefanC Premium
Hi, it's good to have an idea of which type of products you will promote. But your niche should be based on a topic of your interest. Do a research on affiliate programs in your niche and decide whether it offers a good profit margin. Digital products like training usually pay higher commissions. Books offer lower commission rate and thus, your website traffic needs to be much higher. You have the freedom to talk about products through your research even if you dont buy them. Just be honest and helpful when expressing your thoughts about the products.

I hope this helps, but If you have more questions, just let me know.
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Hi, thank you for replying. What is considered a good commission? Around 5%?
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StefanC Premium
No problem! I consider $20+ per sale a good affiliate commission. You can achieve $20+ by promoting more expensive items or choosing an affiliate program pay pays a higher percentage.

For example, to earn the same revenue, you will need 2x more traffic if you earn $20/sale compared to $10/sale.

From my experience, selling products that will pay you double is much easier than doubling your traffic.
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LisaBrack Premium
Never a good idea to make it personal (as in a relative), much better to just use the subject matter, otherwise you may find that you put people off reading your site.
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LauraBierly Premium
Hi, I already have a domain and website through Wix. It does need to be redone completely. If I move my website over to WA, can I move it back out at anytime or do you own the rights to the templates we use? I want to be complete owner of my work if, at any point, I want to sell it, move it, etc. Thanks, Laura
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can. You are in full control and you can move your website to any host that you want.

In saying this, the Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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LauraBierly Premium
Thanks Kyle. I am nervous about investing in another program that really isn't going to help me understand this whole process and make money doing it for a long time. I am going to pick a new domain and website name for now and star fresh since my other site is more About Me stuff. I am super excited to start doing what I love!
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Hughc3 Premium
How do I move the text box that came with my theam template? I changed the text but the box is not where I want it. I also changed the name of my sight in the site builder but nowhere else. What do I do about that? The new name is better and available.
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Kyle Premium
Perhaps you can drop us a link to show us exactly what you are talking about. This will give us some more context so we can help you out better.
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Hi!
The video's mentioned that something like "Baby" is too broad a niche and went on to use some really specific niche examples that would work better. But how do you know if a niche is too broad? Can a niche be too specific (at least to make a regular income off of)?
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LisaBrack Premium
You joined in March, how much of the training have you done so far?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Just keep following the training. In later lessons you will learn how to "run the numbers" during your research to see whether your initial idea is too big, too small, or just right. For now, just think about what passions or interests you have. Think about a topic (niche) that you will be able to create a lot of content on and 1) not run out of ideas, and 2) not get burned out doing.
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I am having problems getting my head round these site pages and menus, I can follow it but getting confused (sorry)
it is always easy when you know how..

I have not used word press before but have used weebly

can anyone give me some guidance please as I am not sure if I am doing it right
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I know what you mean, this is my first day on here, and it was a little confusing too. Sorry i can't be of more help
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meromix Premium
David, it helped me to have two windows open on the computer. One logged into my website and the other logged into the training. It was easier to work on the site building , being able to look back and forth for information.
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JuliaS3 Premium
I just joined a few days ago. That is a very good idea to have different screens open. Awesome
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LisaBrack Premium
Hi David,
In my experience, live chat is quicker if you want answers yesterday.
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Noreen101 Premium
Hi,

Really new here and I really want to learn from you guys. I am a single mum of 4 and I would appreciate any guidance to help me quick start and earn for my kids please.

I love fashion and would want to know more and learn more for you.

Many thanks and cheers!
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ahearst Premium
Welcome to the community. You don't have to worry about getting help and guidance. There's no shortage of peeps who are willing to help. Start by going through the training lessons one at a time and if you have any question on each step simply post them. They will be answered.

Again welcome.
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Noreen101 Premium
Thank you. I am a bit apprehensive about using this platform but I think nothing to lose as they never ask for payment. And this is the first time I actually registered.

Hopefully I will have some positive outcome by end of the month.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. If you follow the training step by step you will soon have your professional website up and running. Remember, it's not a get rich quick scheme and will take time and determination.
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Noreen101 Premium
Thanks Diane, yes I am determined to succeed via this platform and if I can work 10 hours a day for my full time a 5 hours won't hurt me - for my kids sake.
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mcb247 Premium
We are all here to help each other so no issues there. I would start by going through the training as this will give you steps to follow and actions to take in a particular order.

Any questions just shout :)
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Noreen101 Premium
Thanks so much :)
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AdamHenryl1 Premium
Hi everyone In regards to a keyword search on jaaxy in my chosen niche i found these figures.

Avg-6647, Traffic-1135, Qsr-62, SEO-90

I am aware of what these figures mean but would like to know if these stats are suitable for my first website? Or if this Niche is too broad relating to figures?
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Bhirth Premium
yes, they look great Adam, Go for it
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AdamHenryl1 Premium
Thanks Bhirth.
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feigner Premium
for me that set of figures would say information gathering rather then a long way down the buying chain.
so if you are after creating an informational article - go for it.
just check who is on page one and whether you can beat any of them - if not - leave it alone.
if page one is full of ecom big stores then you are unlikely to get in there.
you really are looking for the sort of figures talked about in the training.
the low hanging fruit which is of no interest to large companies or high authority sites.
so have a look at the keyword and decide where it is in the buying cycle. is it right for your site and can you move them from there along the buying cycle towards someone who clicks through on an affiliate link.
good luck if you go for it
phil
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Nope, I wouldn't think so. Any QSR under 100 is great, and that traffic (AVG) is practically off the charts. I think you may have a winner :-)
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AdamHenryl1 Premium
Thanks AJ i just wanted to run it by someone first .
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time. Just give us shout if you need anything else :-)
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AdamHenryl1 Premium
Thanks Phil Your response makes a lot of sense and that was what i was sensing. After looking into the first page of the product we have a lot of big ecom stores . There are a few information and review sites are very comprehensive and i can honestly say hard to beat in that regard. So !! the big question is What kind of other strategy can be used to tap in? or am i just wasting my time ??
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feigner Premium
no you are not wasting your time at all.
another strategy is to go for that keyword if it is a product keyword and create a review - tutorial- info on it and then choose several low hanging fruit keywords surrounding it.
these low hanging fruit articles you will be able to get ranked and visitors coming in- you link from them to your main one and visitors may click through - this does 2 things - one may get you sales and 2 google gets to know that your main page is important.
but the prize is to get your articles onto page one of google - ideally pos 1-3 otherwise no traffic.
it takes time with the number you need to produce and selecting the low hanging fruit, but it does work and get you there- with stamina.
go after the higher volumes and, as you have found, if you are on page 2 the visitor has already gone to another site- no traffic.
this is the reason i have now changed my keyword research to the above tactic and it appears to work - even with new sites.
a site with three or four articles and one review ranking at pos 33
site only two months old. so now what i have got to do is to write lhf articles boosting helping boost the review and push it up in the ranking.
i heard the other day that there are three stages for ranking - first machine read which will take two to three weeks - first major ranking - takes up to 12 weeks and 90% final ranking takes upto 34 weeks - so after this if you are not happy with the ranknig - creaet a new article redirect the old articles and go through the loop again.
good luck
phil
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AdamHenryl1 Premium
Thanks Phil. That was very helpful info. Much appreciated
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So my idea is to become an affiliate marketer for sites such as Amazon and other Nursing clothing accessory online stores. However with what I have learn thus far I do not see how to input hyperlinks to websites in order for consumers to purchase and be directed to Amazon etc . How can this be done ?
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DavidNeves Premium
Hi Helen.

Around Lesson 4 - 5 they will start to teach you that.

If you are not a complete beginner like me I think you should skip some beginner lessons. But don't skip them all.

The "Follow along" method used here at WA is amazing and it works for everyone.

Hope I could help.

Talk Soon,
Tiago David
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caljones6750 Premium
Whoa! Don't skip ANY of them, no matter how computer savvy you are. If you already know how to do something, just consider the lesson a refresher course. You can't assume that you know what's in the next lesson. The WA staff teaches a lot of little things that expedites the process. You came here to learn. Be teachable.
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Pedrone Premium
sorry but for some reason I can t see the custom menu (top navigation)(as we named and try to insert to sidebar from widget) to appear on the sidebar I try a couple of times .. maybe it could be because I m building an eCommerce web? as I noted also the privacy policy was already implemented on the page but I build another one ! should I forget about this web page with my own domain and get back to start with a free Domain and page for the training ? well any help will be appreciative thank you
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AnisChity Premium
Can you share the link of your site or maybe take screenshots so we understand the issue Pietro?
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Pedrone Premium
it's ok I resolved that problem which s not a problem any longer:0)
thank s and have a good Sunday
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Lroberts621 Premium
I struggle with a niche. I like to dabble and if i have to narrow it down I am passionate about DIY(Construction/Handyman/Tools), technology (programming, gadgets) and of course diet/exercise/fitness. With all those broad niches should I choose them all? Pick one for now launch it then come back to another and then rinse and repeat? I feel like if I am passionate about all it can be successful but if i pick only one i may limit my chances of success....Feedback?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Larry & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

It's all good!

In selecting your first niche to work with, it is best to stick to One that you are either very knowledgeable in or have a lot of experience with -- this is so that it would make it simpler to get your first website populated with quality content --

Encourage you to carry onward with the amazing WA training as the successive lessons will also help you to fine-tune your niche as well ...

Enjoy the amazing WA journey to success,

All the best, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈⭐️
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merlynmac Premium
Pick one to start...once you have it up and running, and have the process down, then create a site for one of the others, build it up and then repeat once again for the third.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I am a bit like you. I have loads of interests. Problem is I often get side tracked.

You might need to watch out for this trait yourself! I suggest you pick out the one you like the best and spend loads of time on. Get that going then look at additional sites. As I am an engineer and have done a lot of construction and design work, I would probably go for that combination.
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What kind of niche was you looking for ?
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Lroberts621 Premium
That’s the issue I dabble And to narrow it down is so tough! I love DIY(Construction/Handyman/Tools), technology (programming, gadgets) and of course diet/exercise/fitness. With all those broad niches how do
I choose? Pick one for now launch it then come back to another and then rinse and repeat? I feel like if I am passionate about all it can be successful but if i pick only one i may limit my chances of success
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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alpleszko Premium
I'm struggling to choose a niche... I have a family (husband and 3 sons under 10) and FT job (which I love, but its in pharmaceutical research/development, process improvement and training/team support, so doesn't feel quite right for a "public" niche - and could probably get me in trouble if I say the wrong thing!). I don't really have any (current) hobbies, although I do try to exercise and I would love to travel more. I hardly ever do, except for work/business trips - usually always to the same European city, and I never get time to see anything when there!... I feel like I used to loads of stuff - gymnastics as a child/teenager, (I was good and one of my sons is also now a keen gymnast), dancing, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding! And I did travel in my 20's, Asia, South America and lived in Australia for almost a decade, but that's my "past" and previously exciting life! Right now I feel like I just "get by" juggling life! ... Any ideas?!

I do like helping people, and I'm a pretty big believer in "you get out what you put in" (or "you get back what you put out") so try to be positive but fairly often fail whilst juggling life with my four crazy boys (and yes - I definitely include my hubby in that group!)
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merlynmac Premium
What about a site involving work travel? This is just off the top of my head but what about offering tips and tricks for the work traveler? Things like planning your flights to provide a time to relax or ways to do some sightseeing while traveling for work?

I'm not sure how to monetize it off-hand....maybe partnering with destination attractions or ticketing services, ride sharing companies and so on. Maybe offering affiliate links to items of use to the work traveler (i.e. suitcases with battery packs, etc.)

Just a thought. Since you do it, what can you think of that might work?
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SaraElliott Premium
What about the gymnastics world? There is a lot of attention on the sport lately (good and bad) and since you have first hand knowledge of being a gymnast and also being the parent of a gymnast, I would think that could give you a great niche to start with! Also, remember that your 1st niche or website doesn't have to be your only one!

And you could monetize it by using affiliate links to all kinds of things; equipment, additional training, clothing, hand/foot wraps, floor mats, etc.

Keep us updated! Hope you find something that works for you!
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Debs66 Premium
Wow,
Your amazing already and super inspiring. What is it you want to do. Have you ever thought of you. Your like a super Mom. I aint dissing that but you already inspired me.

I have two kids hubby etc we give them all we have yet don't leave much for ourselves.

Somehow and this may sound crazy to you.

You have a knack at writing. You write beautifully.

Do what you feel you must do. If that is in the Pharma business. If its in Gymnastics. If it's been a blogger on being Mom.

Your world your business. Think like this. My website my business. Like your going to open your own shop. Its going to be yours.

There is no hold back on what you decide. Make your dream come true. This is about you now. Its not about what others want for you.

You can even blog about you hun. Your so amazing already.
Debs :)
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Iran4 Premium
What about women shoes,it should be a good niche.
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alpleszko Premium
Thanks! This is definitely something I'm considering, I already started to research a bit on other "gym mums", most have girls so there probably is a bit of an opening for a "boy gymnast mum"... he actually does a ton of other pretty "non-traditional" activities for a boy - dancing (currently ballet and modern, but now wants to start tap too!), drama and singing, diving (from a board/platform into a pool - not scuba!!)... I think there could be something here as I always struggle to find clothes for him suitable for his dance and gymnastic training... it's always so.... girly!... and he just... isn't!! He is not yet 8, absolutely solid/ripped (will beat his 9 year old brother in any strength contest, even though his brother is also strong and an orange belt in kick boxing!!). He's just totally "found his niche" in these activities!... hmmm, I'll definitely have to build on that thought!
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alpleszko Premium
Thanks but not really my thing... never been much of a shopper or fashion follower... Working from home with three sons under 10 who do a ton of activities, I live in jeans and trainers/sneakers!!
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alpleszko Premium
Ah - Thank you! I think I'm starting to crystallise a few ideas...
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alpleszko Premium
Thanks - this one I hadn't thought of... could be something there, for sure. When I started out in my career and whilst living in Oz I travelled almost weekly (and between states, so nearly always flying), it's less frequent now but I have still got a few good tips and many I still used today - pack smart, hand luggage only, even for a week and with the liquid restrictions!... get through security in record time, make your flight despite still being in PJs at home 90mins before take off!! Oh its all coming back to me... the stories I could tell... Thanks!!!
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Spurhilt Premium
Niche I'm thinking of. Home supplies for disabled kids. Ex: bed pads, nebulizer masks, otc meds, specialized devices not covered by insurance, things specifically designed for kids. Help the parents find things all in one place. I'm in the field and know there is a need for it but....affiliates, Etc? Don't know . I have found things for my past clients through Walmart before and I they have an affiliate program. All comments welcome...
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DennisElie2 Premium
great niche Friend.
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KSagendorph Premium
I like the idea. Don't know if I've seen anyone try that yet.

Yes, Walmart does have an affiliate program. Not sure, but you may find some things on Amazon as well.
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Cherry21 Premium
Spurhilt,

Wow that is a great niche. Good luck with that I am thinking success is coming with that.
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TheresaHorn Premium
That's a great niche and I'm sure you will be able to find useful affiliate programs. You will need to do a ton of informative writing in addition to sharing products. That was a challenge for me. I'm three months in and just getting the hang of writing informative articles.
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GusMore Premium
When choosing a domain name for the .siterubix. is the choice available or not available, ours or not ours, only within the .siterubix., or is that domain name one that is an official world wide web URL domain name? If it's only for .siterubix., can free starter members purchase a domain name that will transfer to the www?
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TheresaHorn Premium
.siterubix is not a www.domain.com website. You can purchase a domain name from WA for about $13.99/year. When you do that, you will be able to have a website without .siterubix as part of the website address. There's no rush to purchase a domain name. Everything will transfer over easily when you are ready. I wouldn't bother to purchase a domain name unless you are going to become a premium member. Unless you are already very, very good at creating websites and making money from them. The community help comes with a premium membership.
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ahearst Premium
Hi,,
If I upgrade to Premium member today at the 61% discount ( $16) do I have to select the premium billing now? There are 3 premium billings,
1. Monthly
2. 6 months
3. Yearly,

Put it differently if I were to immediately select monthly option can I change it to 6 months or yearly before the first month is up ?
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shortcakes16 Premium
You can start with monthly and move up from there at any time. You will actually receive credit for what you have invested at that point so its a win win.
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ahearst Premium
Thanks

Good to know that before jumping all in. Just testing the water as they say ,and see if its warm enough to go surfing .
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shortcakes16 Premium
The training works. I have been a member 12 days (premium 5 days) and have built a site & gotten it ranked on Google (TODAY!!)
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itzmytime Premium
Kudos to you ahearst! much success to you as you keep moving forward!
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@ahearst thank you for the information as well! I'm a newbie as well just testing the waters to see if its ready to ride. Much appreciated!
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Cherry21 Premium
Shortcakes,

Wow!! you go girl. Your moving fast this is good. Keep up the good work and good luck with what your doing.
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FranNicholls Premium
When choosing a name for a website Like I love to cook and the latest cooking pots are the "fast pots" I call them "SMART Pots" because they are multi functional and programmable. But I also want to be able to add a cookbook to my site and other Cooking related Items as well.
I guess my question is how would I make a domain that would cover where I want to go with my site? Do I just make a domain that would cover just one idea and add the rest ?
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Cherry21 Premium
FranNicholls,

This is a good questions. Although, I may not be as far you but I have the same issue. My niche is going to be geared toward men. it is such a board topic. I mean I know men are impatient and want things quick so getting him to come to a site, purchasing something and then waiting. When I think of men I think on impatience. I guess I need to ask that question now.
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Ropesa Premium
Hi, maybe you could use kitchen in your domain, or cooking, like smart cooking dot com or happykitchen dot com
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - to be honest, people find your site in Google by searching for the keywords in your content, not by its name. Pick something cooking/kitchen related and just make sure it doesn't contain a brand name, such as Instant Pots.
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You're right! I'm extremely impatient! Go simple, as simple and efficient as possible
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Instead of the saying "one stop shop" you could say "one pot stop". One pot stop....Cooking and kitchen simplified
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Rebecca54 Premium
My time is running out to ask questions. I’m struggling to find a niche that I want to write about and will have affiliate products. (I’m an author and am
Passionate about writing but there are few affiliate programs for writing fiction and fiction writers don’t spend a lot because we make little money writing fiction). I am just stumped. And since my hubby lost his job, I’m hesitant to sign up for premium without a solid niche plan. I thought about fitness but I’m not certified in any fitness area nir do I have medical training. I thought about parenting but I’m not sure there are enough affiliate programs to make any money. I’m feeling a little discouraged.
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FranNicholls Premium
Just remember you do not have to be an expert. Fitness can just be walking , benefits good for the heart, keeps the joints in good shape. Do a bit of reach. You have this covered Rebecca!
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feigner Premium
it sounds like you are really passionate about writing - but can you write articles about that for the next yer at a rate of one or two a week?
just googled writing fiction course affiliate program and a few popped up so...
on the back of this you could create your own course.
i have read the two barbara baig books and found them very helpful - so amazon is your friend here.
plan out your site a little - similar to a novel with the categories as chapters and the articles as subchapters (?)
go for about 100 articles within 8-10 categories and see what you come up with - check out fb groups to see if what they want is the same as what you think they want.
but yes be sure before committing, i would invest for the year - it is almost half price.
even if you don't start here and go for hosting elsewhere then you will be close to the price per month here, so it really is worth the money, but do you have it spare - if no then what about writing articles for others for money and using that to fund this? check out fiverr and other places where you can sell your time and skills.
but i wish you well.
don't forget some members have created fb groups - to extend your talk time!
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - parenting is a great choice, and if you narrow it down, there are loads of affiliate programs. For example, educational toys - you can sign up with Mattel and Lego. Don't forget Amazon, they have literally billions of products that could tie into any niche. How about art supplies, board games, comics, dolls or bicycles?
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Ropesa Premium
I think parenting would work, as Diane said there are many opportunities, with a parenting niche.
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Rebecca54 Premium
Thank you to all of you!! Are y’all premium members? Would anyone be willing to give me their website address so I can see your website in real life? Just wondering what’s an effective set-up. Do you have links to products in your articles? Do you have widgets with links to products or services?
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feigner Premium
you just need to browse the profiles - add them to your network and you should see - if they have put them up on their profiles.
to answer your questions
yes, yes, yes.
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Rebecca54 Premium
And do we purchase domain names here or somewhere like GoDaddy?
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feigner Premium
you can buy them anywhere and once premium host them here.
remember you get free whois privacy here and other features -
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains
just make sure you check out the real price before going for a $0.99 domain. next year the price will rise - but here you pay one price year in year out.
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penencil1 Premium
The only thing you should be passionate about is anything that translates into dollars; who is passionate about software? Go to Clickbank there are thousands of software programs there that pay a nice commission. Don't forget WA affiliate program also pays a commission.
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Rebecca54, i don't thinks it's so much about being an expert as it is picking a niche you are excited about.
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LisaBrack Premium
Explained very well; when I started, which was just a few days ago (crikey, feels like years), I was completely bamboozled about what to choose. Now I see that, if you can, it is essential to start off with something you know a lot about, because you are going to become completely immersed in it - you have to be, if you are going to be successful with it.

Makes perfect sense. Now. :-)
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KSagendorph Premium
You got it Lisa. USe your knowledge and experience to build your foundation.
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I have a niche, fitness. But it is such a huge niche and so many possibilities and options. You can do anything from live videos to supplements to weight loss programs,etc. How would you guys go about narrowing it down, how would you pick one thing or two? All the aspects of this niche is workable and as popular.
I look from the prospective, that people want to be healthy. Choices choices lol
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, fitness as a whole is a huge niche and extremely competitive. It would takes years -- and maybe never -- to get to a level where you could compete with Men's Health, LiveStrong, Planet Fitness and other massive brands.

What you need to do is break it down. Think about what specific area of health you are interested in. For example, I see from your bio that you are a physical therapist. That's a start. Now break it down further. Who would you like to work with? Perhaps you could create a site about physical therapy for seniors, physical therapy for veterans, physical therapy for for kids, etc.

You can keep your website name a bit larger so you can expand into other areas as you grow, but definitely target a specific audience with your content until you build an audience with that group before moving into another area.

Hope this helps.
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Hello WA community, I have created my website with assisted of starters training.It is all done but I Dnt have money to subscribe to premium. So what can I do to make my website earn. so that I could be able to upgrade to premium. It was all going well but I didn't the actual video on how to track the post that make money for me
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SuzChar Premium
I think you should continue with the training. I think there may be a way that you can, then go premium as soon as you can. I'm new too, but think so.
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I feel the same way, Sive1
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Cindybolt Premium
Hi, I have just completed "Getting your website SEO ready", and I went back to my website as instructed, but mine does not say "Nothing Found", and it doesn't have the option to show the codes when I right click. Im on a pc laptop. Did I miss something? Thanks
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TiagoSan Premium
Hi guys, just a couple of questions. Do you earn money from people clicking on your website and links.. or from someone buying the product you were advertising in your website and getting a percentage of it? If you earn money from people buying the product you're advertising, what if they don't click on your affiliate link and buy the product, do you still earn a percentage or not?
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mcb247 Premium
If they are affiliate links they will need to click and make a purchase.

If CPA links then they may only have to sign up or even visit a website for your to get paid.

If you have google ads on your site then just clicking these will generating money for you.

Trust this helps
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sedarby2019 Premium
Your affiliate link is your way to make money. If they click on your link say to Amazon for a water hose then they open another browser window and go straight to Amazon and search for water hose. They then purchase the item through their search. Since they did not buy through your link, you would not be paid. Hope this helps.
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Is CPA link will be discuss here in WA
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Purchase
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TiagoSan Premium
it did, thanks sedarby2019 :)
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TiagoSan Premium
Thank you mcb247 and yes it did help :)
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Hi everyone. So I just started off with this new journey.
There is a big question that I'm struggling with.

I stay in Africa. And sometimes it's not easy to do banking here. So what is the best way of setting up your account details for payments ECT.

Thank you so much for your input :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if you intend to promote Wealthy Affiliate itself by signing up new members, then the commission is paid into PayPal.

If you are hoping to promote products by signing up to affiliate programs such as Amazon, you will need to read their terms and conditions as to how they make payments.
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Thank you Diane. That is very helpful.
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Zulmasj Premium
This is really helpful, thank you!
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Good evening, hope everyone has had a great day. Ho estly i was looking into something completely different when i started this evening.
However, I've thought about writing a book about this subject.
Just never seemed plausible.
This seemed like a difference avenue.
I know it's a strange subject. I just think that it's a subject that people don't talk about openly.
However, they soon will be in so deep that they will be overwhelmed.
Maybe, some social services , daycare, insurance companies. Maybe even doctors.

That not my issue, my issue is how a person needs to protect themselves, so that they can do the best job of caring for the individual that is truly scared at what is happening.
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Kyle Premium
You have lots of ideas here. Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

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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ycharle Premium
I am brand new to this site but I have heard about WordPress in previous attempts of earning money online. However, I know absolutely nothing about how to use them. I am most definitely interested in learning about WordPress and their PlugIns! I look forward to hearing more about this tool. Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
You are going to be proficient with Wordpress before you know it Yvonne, I look forward to working with you!
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Betty60 Premium
Wow. I didn't know how much I didn't know. Websites are not my forte but I thought I was farther along than, I guess, I am. Looking at the sample websites...mind blown. I just want to sell gifts for pet owners as my first niche. I hope this gets more clear as I go but, so far, loving the training! Keeping that end in sight!!
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chender684 Premium
You have come to the right place. Enjoy the training.
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BlueJasmin Premium
Big Hello to everyone from the Big and snowy Apple! I am new and really looking forward to building a relationship with like-minded people who I will learn from and get their wisdom! Thank you in advance and my special thank you to Kyle for his efforts, patience, and CLASS!
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Kyle Premium
Hey hey! Great to have you here at WA and you are certainly surrounded by like minded folks here at WA. I look forward to working with you!
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torealwealth Premium
Hi Everyone. Listen, I am going to be an WA for LIFE! I have joined other affiliate companies in the past, and this is very much like them. I am really looking forward to learning the ins and outs of this program to teach others. I do have a couple of questions before I go throughout the program: 1. How often do you get paid once orders start coming in? 2. Do I attach PayPal only after start getting payments, or can I attach it to my WA account now? Thank you. -CeCe
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feigner Premium
Hi - welcome to wa.
once you start getting referrals - as long as you are talking about wa - you get paid on the first of the month.
when you signup for premium you will pay either through paypal or credit card.
if you pay with paypal then you get paid into the same account.
you can add those details under your account settings - click on your image top left and select account settings.
details of the affiliate program are under the dollar symbol at the top right.
good luck
phil
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Lausanne,

thanks for your questions!

If you want to make money by promoting WA, go through the WA affilaite bootcamp here: It walks you through step-by-step how to make money and it's a very high-quality training.

Answers to your questions:

1. WA pays once a month for their affiliates

2. Go here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/stats scroll down and put your PayPal address there.

Affiliate Bootcamp will answer 99% of your questions regarding WA promotion so I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

-Roope
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Giglos Premium
Hi. Question number one is: according to Jay's training, amazon or others will send your in 2 weeks.
Question number 2 : paypal will be a good idea
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torealwealth Premium
Thank you Giglos. You have a great evening. :-)
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Giglos Premium
You too and good luck.
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Eaka1 Premium
Welcome and success in your business!
Eva
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As I move forward here I've noticed more and more that the Lessons push you harder to go premium. I don't mean to be a stick in the mud but when I signed up people were saying it wasn't necessary to go premium, rather you could stay as a starter to gain some footing and see some monetary success. I'm starting to feel duped.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it isn't necessary to go premium, but it will undoubtedly be more difficult to succeed as a free member, but it can be done. Obviously, at the moment you only have access to the first 10 lessons, and after the first week, you won't be able to ask questions of the community.

Have you thought about trying the first month at $19? You then have access to all the training and other benefits, so if you take advantage of this, and get as much done as you can, you will have a solid foundation for your website.
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JerimySmith Premium
Hey Allen, you are welcome to stay for free and continue to learn and grow from all of us. :-)
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rgran Premium
I ended up having similar feelings when I began recently. The good thing is that I am promoting something that already makes me some $. I stuck with the free account until I felt that I had some decent content that would likely get me some needed traffic to my items. I finally took the leap of faith and went premium. I must say I am very impressed by all that is offered. The only thing I can say is make sure you have the time to put in to avoid it being a waste of money. As with anything, the more you put in, the more you get.
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How much time do you invest if I may ask
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It certainly sounds tempting but Im afraid that I will have a difficult if not nightmarish time cancelling if it does not suit me.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Cancelling is easy and totally under your control. You would click on your profile photo, go to account settings then membership. Click on cancel billing - that's all there is to it. Just make sure you do it a couple of days before the next payment is due.
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rgran Premium
Currently about 3 hours a day. But remember I'm just using it to try to promote what I already do. I have other ideas I want to try but I want to master one thing first.
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ScotHarris Premium
Admittedly, I was of the same mindset as you. Hearing all these things about the course being free etc. Then I noticed the constant nudges towards going Premium. You know what? I'm so glad I did.

First off, I'd be at a complete loss as to what to do and how to best get my website seen by the most amount of people. It's not that I'm a total loss on website upkeep etc, more the fact that there are so many variables within learning all this.

In my own personal opinion, the Premium membership is well worth it. I consider it an investment in myself and my own personal growth.
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Hi, I never make a blog or website before. Can someone tell me how to do that? I mean, I don't have any design skills or writing skills but I have it in my mind. Do you guys have any references to any websites that can help me do it?
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Bertan, you are on the website that can help you do this. You just need to follow the training, step by step. Of course, when you get to lesson 3 you will need to upgrade to Premium membership but by then you will know if Wealthy Affiliate is right for you or not.
Best wishes,
Steve.
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Robert-A Premium
the training will reveal all, just keep talking it.
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Janet38 Premium
Can someone operates without upgrading to premium membership incase one does not have money
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Robert-A Premium
You can work with your two free SiteRubix sites as a free member for as long as you want to.
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Janet38 Premium
so i can just posts something now and wait for the result
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Terand Premium
Yes, follow through the advice :o)
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Robert-A Premium
you can still create and publish posts to be indexed and ranked by the search engines
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
I think Robert-A and Terand have answered your questions.
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Terand Premium
👍👌😉
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I can't afford to buy anything right now. I have less that $18 in my checking account plus I owe my bank because I have been using my reserve line. I make minimum wage. By the time I pay the electric bill the gas bill and medical and dental insurance and all, I don't have enough for myself. My hrs. at work are reduced I hope that they will give me more hrs. It's hard to make ends meet. What should I do? I want to be able to afford. Thank you for this program. I believe that it will help me, and that it is genuine. Thanks for caring about people.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can stay as a free member for as long as you like. You are given 2 free websites and access to the first 10 lessons. Have a look at the training, it will take you step by step through the process of building a professional website.
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I can't afford to pay any money money right now either . The course freezes after a while and cant go any further. If I can't go up in the course then I can't finish my site
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ericcantu Premium
With your free starter account you have access to the first 10 lessons in both the Online Entrepreneur Certification course and also in the Affiliate Bootcamp.

If you find you're learning and enjoying the training, then you can go premium and access 100% of the training WA offers for less than $1/day. There's seriously no better deal online than that. There's always ways to rearrange expenses to free up money for something that can benefit you this much. Good luck!
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Yea I'm already done the 10 first lessons. Where do I find the bootcamp. And unfortunately at the moment I have $5 and no way of freeing cash for a bit
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ericcantu Premium
The bootcamp is a specialized course focused on building a site in the make money online niche to promote WA. You can see what it's all about in the Training tab to the left.
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Hmm I don't see anything on the left except dashboard, training, websites, research and live chat
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ericcantu Premium
Correct. You can access the Bootcamp from that Training tab.
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Right on I see it now. Thanks
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ericcantu Premium
No prob :)
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Janet38 Premium
I did not understand this point of $1 per day,, cann you explain to me please.
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ericcantu Premium
Sure, the yearly premium membership is what I'm on. It's $359 for the year. Just a one time payment and you're good for a full year. That works out to around $29/month and less than $1/day. The only deal better is the Black Friday deal which comes after thanksgiving and has yearly membership at $299.
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Pain2Power Premium
Hey everyone! I finally have chosen my niche "Yoni Eggs" I am really passionate about them along with healing stones, natural healing, meditation, etc So I felt like that was a good niche thats not too broad. I bought two domains and can't seem to choose which I like best. Any opinions? Thanks in advance

Mydivineyoni.com
KosmicLotus.com
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Terand Premium
Both ok, as long as you like it. You have to decide, Dominique.

Since you have purchased two domains, it will be best to fully utilize both but noticed that you are still new here and I suggest you focus on the training and work on one domain/website first unless you are able to manage both or you already have the experience :o)
One more point, the domain name is important but the contents are also crucial to your success too.
You will learn more from the training, Dominique!
All the best to your success! 👍😉
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Pain2Power Premium
I chose KosmicLotus. Thanks for your feedback, by your response of both being "ok" I assume neither is really appealing to you lol but I understand we all have different taste. I appreciate your honesty though. Yes, I purchased both but I will only be using the one and have the other for a later time if I want to use it :)
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Terand Premium
Lol, Dominique. To each his/her own. Most importantly, you must like and love it! 👌😉
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Pain2Power Premium
I do! I'm very into that kind of stuff lol, im weird I can happily and proudly say that haha thats what makes Dominique unique!
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JoePlale Premium
"Dominique unique" .. LOL !!

My Wife is in to all that stuff too
.. (She is a "Natural Nutrition Consultant", a "Master Herbalist", and a "Holistic Health Practitioner")
That is a Great Niche (one that I may pursue in the future, though I have a different Niche I am looking at right now)

Anyhow .. Good luck on your project, and
"See ya around the Campus", M'Friend.

Blessed Be !!

Joe
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nice
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EMolloy Premium
Hello everyone! Just wanted to get involved since this is my first day and I'm learning and taking as much in as I can. I have a question about the website as well, is the website just a niche blog to host affiliates or can we sell products on the site as well that coorilate with our niche?
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DaliborT Premium
Hello EMolloy and welcome to WA.
You can also sell products on your site.
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EMolloy Premium
Awesome!! Thanks so much!
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Definitely interested and excited to see where this leads us. Me and my gf are avid travelers and already work with a couple online sites selling our products but hopefully this will help me to be able to create a site and buisness of our own to profit from while we're on the road.
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RDulloo Premium
Welcome! We are very happy to have you here. :)

Yes, WA will help you see things in a way that you never knew you could before. That's the power of the community. I hope you do decide to stick with WA. It's a wonderful training platform, with all the tools and support you need.

Wishing you the best!
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WMEDEARIS Premium
I don't know where to start I don't know what to expect of how much I want to make all I know is that I want to make it big and be a professional at it and during that make money as well as look good as well meaning my company. All I want is to begin by saying hi and my niche I don't even know where to start but I know with some more lessons I will be ready. I love this! But so far I just don't know where to start cause I am a girl that was in special ed and I get a check but I want some much more I was moved out of special ed and put into regular classes and I want just to do something with my life like go place and mean something and especially mean something to myself. I tend to give up easily and I get a check as well for 791 month and that is it. So I am living pretty tightly on fund that all and all I am trying. Please keep me in your prayers and think of me ya'll. Whitney
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Same as you. I hope that someday we'll be able to make our dreams come true.
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ViviLee Premium
Hi all,
Welcome to WA. I am a newbie here, too. There's a lot of training in WA and people here are willing to help us. I am sure if we consistent following the training and ask questions, soon or later we will succeed.. All the best to you. :)
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ViviLee Premium
Welcome to WA. I'm new here as well. There's a lot of training in WA and people here are willing to help us. So currently, I'm building on my web page now. When I building the page, I am actually feeling pumped as the training video is very simple and easy to understand, just step by step teaching me how set up my website. I have no experience at all.. So it was much easier then I thought.

I am sure if we consistent following the training and ask questions, soon or later we will succeed.. All the best to you. :) cheers.
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I'm also new here. Still trying to learn everything. Need tobe patient to finishall the lessons and apply them.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. We’re happy to meet you, Whitney.

Just follow the training program step-by-step and try not to move on to the next lesson until you have completed all the recommended tasks and checked them off the checklist. This is important because later lessons are often built on the foundation work you did previously.

If you have and questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We're all here to help :-)
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Hi Whitney, I would like to tell you to be patient with yourself. It sounds like your just beginning your adult life. You can doing anything you want. Being in sped programs, is ok. All that means is you have a learning disability that you have worked hard to overcome and going in to gen ed is proof. Don't doubt or judge yourself too harshly. Sometimes a girl must be her own biggest fan, and needs to give herself as break. Have a blessed day, success will be yours. Brandi
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LamaRama Premium
Good afternoon to everyone! I've been struggling a bit more than i want to admit. I thought the niche bit would come a bit more easily.....but too many ideas kept jumping up and colliding in my brain...I'm sure it's not a unique problem., haha! Anyway, I've sat with it for a while. I'm really on a journey, like most here, of learning to empower myself and live the best possible life. To this end I thought about a website where I could discuss ( and promote relevant informational and other products) things like mindset, simplifying your life, beneficial tools and strategies like journalling, establishing and maintaining personal boundaries, taking personal responsibility/removing victim mentality, looking after your health etc etc.... It's essentially a site about empowering yourself to create a wonderful life. I'm really passionate about this .
What do you think?
My 12 year old son also wants to help me create a website about Caring for Guinea Pigs. Should this be narrowed down a bit?
Thank you much!!
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Roybretton Premium
Hi Lyndal,

Thank you for your question. I think it's quite normal to have many ideas spinning around in our brain when I have an idea I will often write it down and sometimes these ideas are not for right now but for the future. We cannot do everything at once, I know that I have to be careful as I have many ideas, but we have to work on one project and carry out one step at a time.

All I can really say about your niche is to do something that you are passionate about and have knowledge about. Writing becomes so much easier when you know your subject and you have a passion for it. I would never enter into a niche just for the money, some people disagree with me, but I want to share knowledge about the things I am passionate about.

I hope this helps.

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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LamaRama Premium
Thanks Roy. I appreciate your answer. ..And I hear you
about not entering a niche just for the money.
Valuable points re writing things down, thankyou.
I'm not sure it's possible for a woman to only do one thing at a time, is it?!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - good answer! Seriously though, reign in your multi-tasking skills and just concentrate on building up your first website. There is a lot to learn, and it's difficult to apply it to two websites at the same time. You have chosen a great niche. All the best, Diane
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LamaRama Premium
Thanks Diane, yes! That will be the issue - reigning it in! Thankyou for that advice. I'll do the one website first. I so appreciate your input. All the best to you also
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Roybretton Premium
Hi Lyndal,

Now, this is a difficult question to answer from a man! If you do more than one thing at a time, I hope it will be focused on the same niche!

Wishing you all the best and great day.

Roy
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LamaRama Premium
Haha, you do well!!!
Yes, I think I can multi task within the one niche!! :)
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Gijen2 Premium
Hi, I do have a question. I would like clarification on the "Upgrade to Premium" tab that I see where it shows 5days:20hrs.8min.
$49. is cross out, replaced by $19. "1st month discount time left".
What I want to know is: Will I be able to pay monthly, should I choose to upgrade my account?
But... what happens if I do not choose to upgrade the account at this time. Am I locked out completely?
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ATC08 Premium
Hi,
Hope you well and welcome to WA.

To answer your question, right now you are enjoying some of the features of being a premium member, for instance, where you can ask questions at any time and to anyone you wish. but when that timer ends that feature will be limited if you have not yet upgraded to premium by then. The timer of 5days:20hrs:8mins is the time you are remaining with to upgrade to premium for only $19 for the first month. When the timer reaches 0days:0hrs:0mins and you have not upgraded to premium yet, the amount will revert back to the normal monthly upgrade or subscription of $49 per month.

I will advice that you take this opportunity of upgrading for $19 while you still have some time and enjoy the very best premium membership can provide you with.

I can assure you that you won't regret it doing it while that timer is still giving you that massive discount at least for the first month, if you don't like what is in premium you can cancel at any time but am sure this is the right place to where you can really achieve your goals by just following suit with the training and putting what you have learned into practice.

All the very best and enjoy every moment of it and in case you get stuck never look elsewhere but just ask and the WA community will be there to help.

Cheers,
Brian
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Okay I’ve been trying to figure out how to add my titled menus to the top of my page to navigate through, place them side by side etc but every time I try to remake the menu appear at the top of my page, and try to add another to the right of it (also top of my page) and it either just wont do it or won’t load and show it..? Pls help. Now sure if it’s because I’m using an iPhone currently although everything else worked fine.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
In your site dashboard, go to Appearance > Menus. You will see a small column on the left that shows all your "stuff" (posts, pages, etc.). Select all the things you want to show and click the "Add to Menu" button. You should see them all added to the big column on the right. Make sure under Menu Settings the box marked "Primary Menu" is checked. Go back to your homepage and refresh. Everything should be showing now.
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Thanks Aj! That helped some but I’m still having trouble on the hiero template adding anymore than the one main menu tab on my navigational part of the page (top menu) unless the “main menu” location is actually the TOP menu ie navigational part of the page..
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I think it’s just the software not working on the iPhone. It won’t allow me to add anything other than “menu” drop tab with two sub tabs (privacy policy and about me) and won’t let me add another navigational menu/tab what have you... and now it won’t even let me click on my sub tabs I JUST made and refreshed three times. ?? Idk maybe I’ll try on a computer.
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AJTrimble1 Premium