Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success

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

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

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

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

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

Before we go any further...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Current Tasks :)

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

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

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

Task 1: Watch The Walk Through Video Below

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


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

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

Task 2: Complete Your Account Set-up

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


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

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account only includes two items:

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

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

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

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

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

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

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

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

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

Make us a Promise OK?

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

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

Do we have a deal? :)

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

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson

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

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

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


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PLongva Premium
In response to comments on my posts, I've replied and in the activity section in the back office, it's indicating that my replies are approved, however, when looking in the comments section in the GDPR collum I have my comments not accepted. Is this due to answering under my name and not as admin, or other?
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Mikevelez584 Premium
so when I tried to see how my description and the title looks like on view page source by right-clicking on the site after updating and refreshing the page I still could not see the title or the description, could this be because I have it set to not get my site indexed by search engines as I turned it off till my site is complete?
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Zappades Premium
If you set it as non index it is not showing up in searches :)
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Okay, do i have to upgrade to Premium in order to Log Out? I have not been able to see the Log Out option under my image to the left. The icons are now stacked on top of one another in a line form vs 2 side-by-side when i first became a member.

I was able to successfully log out 2 or 3 previous times at the beginning, however, as of now I am not able to. I've rebooted my computer several times which still has not resolved the issue.

I am not comfortable with leaving programs open on my computer when it is not in use.

Thank you in advance for your response.
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please disregard my question as i just tried it again and i am able to log out.

thank you to whomever got it working.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job : )
Glad you got it figured out.
Lee Ann
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reverendin Premium
So, I have just created my website on my own domain and enabled the sitessl, but when I open my page the https is crossed out and my browser indicates it is not secure. The error page indicates that because the certificate is coming from SiteRubix it can't verify it. Is this something that will correct itself over time?
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newmarketpro Premium
Yup. You're right.
Sometimes it takes time to switch to https.
Try to clear your browser cache and restart your pc and see if the site displayed correctly.

Joe
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reverendin Premium
OK. It's getting that error from multiple devices, and browsers. I activated the sitessl immediately up purchasing the domain and before actually creating my site, Hopefully you are right and it will resolve in time because having a site marked as insecure by browsers is not an efficient way of getting visitors.

The error I am getting is saying that the server cannot prove that it is bbqsage.com, its security certificate is from siterubix,com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.
Now I know it's not an attacker, but Jpe Schmoe won't know that.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Eric, I just went to your website and the it's working fine, I take it you got it taken care of?
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reverendin Premium
Yes I did, thank you.
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CWoznicki1 Premium
Picking my niche - I would like to choose hemp ( CBD) oil. It is an all natural supplement with many outstanding qualities. It does NOT contain the THC found in marijuana, making it legal in 50 states. It is a hot but controversial product which, I think, would make it an ideal seller.

Please give me opinions -- many thanks!
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I think this is a great idea! So relevant nowadays and so important to get the message out there! Hemp is the future :) Great choice!
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Milynne32 Premium
Great idea. I’ve heard about people using CBD oil on their dogs. Have you tried it?
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Ok... I’m having a hard time focusing on one niche lol. I need any advice I can get... most of my knowledge lies with children’s stuff, particularly girls.. I know tons about toys, clothes, games/video games, electronics, movies, etc... but is there money to be made there? I’m good at decorating... I just want to make sure I pick the right thing!
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possumlane Premium
why don't you go to Amazon or Ali Baba or Ali Express and see what are the best selling items. What is trending etc.
It may help you to narrow down to a field that will breed success
Carol
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well like they said in training,your first niche wont be your last! all of those things you said sounded pretty good either one would work....but also remember they said it doesnt have to be anything that you know about,it can simply be something your interested in
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Hello! I feel like I might have missed a step in the "niche" section. When they mentioned picking a niche, did that involve actually choosing a product or is the product chosen later on? I was confused because I am supposed to be describing what my website it about and I don't have a specific product.
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adreyna Premium
You will want to pick your niche first, and you will learn how to monetize it later. You don't necessarily need a product right away to describe what your website is about, but rather you'll be working on creating content first. As you continue with the training, you will find out more about adding products.
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Thank you!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Catherine and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
What Adreyna says is true.
Your "about me" can be what your website is about or it can be about you.
If you want it to be about your website, then you can let your readers know what you want to achieve with your website.
Who are you trying to help?
If your niche is something that you are passionate about, you can include that, or if you are experienced in the niche you chose, you can include that.
It is really about why you chose the ones you want to help.

I hope this made sense.
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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MikeC69 Premium
Your niche is what your site will be about. The products will come later when you are writing content.
Does that help?

Mike
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adreyna Premium
My pleasure!
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Hi guys, this is my second day with WA. I am on the stage which I am creating a content. I am done with my post About Me. I used on the template that has already been created. On the training video and on the actual template, is different. Currently, I am on creating Private Policy, the writing goal is 652 words but with its template, it has only 499 words. Do I need to currently edit and add more words to it. The training video is completely different and it was only explained on editing the actual name of your website. It was not explained whether adding more words are necessary or not. Looking forward to an answer to my question.Thanks
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Gene and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Just in case you haven't already gotten your answer.
The privacy policy doesn't have a word count because not everything in it is for everyone.
Like the autoresponder, not everyone has an autoresponder.
Here is a link to training that Marion created for the NEW privacy policy. Just please be sure that you click on the "like" button. These members created the training and provided it to help us. Here is training for the plugin you need to install as well. it was created by Loes. Please do the same and click "like" for it as well.

Hope this helps.
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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Thanks
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No problem.
Anytime you have a question, just ask : )
This community loves helping others.
Lee Ann
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Harmattan1 Premium
Kyle, I just finished lesson 9 concerning Keywords and was able to go to Jaxxy and work with the system to do some searching and understand how that site works. At the end of lesson 9 you list a number of accomplishments which have been done and they are all great. I feel that I have not done much as far as building my site and developing my website using the navigational tools that are part of the list of accomplishments. I did create the summary page about my site and went into some of my own story there. I also changed the privacy post so that it is connected to my webpage and I used the navigational tools to create the menu but I have not done anything else as far as posting other things and then using the navigational tools to develop the site for the front end user. What would you suggest to get a better understanding and better level of skill with that area? I kind of thought that the lessons would guide me into doing more posts or blogs to put on the website. Any thoughts that you think might be helpful? Thanks.

TLC
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RPalinkas Premium
Hello KarenP3,
I understand your comprehension. This is a privilege 48.00 a month you get educated and all the tools you need to have your very own online business. I am on a fixed income and I am tired every month wondering how I am going to make ends met.
You are not under pressure to join now if necessary save until you get enough.
P.S. This is a rarity finding an honest online business that the owners & people care about your success.
Good Luck,
RP
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even though this is very new to me, i feel i am going to constantly be reminded to upgrade. i need to get a feel for what i am doing first and foremost. when and if i upgrade to premium, can i downgrade later on or is it once an upgrade is made it will remain until i "quit" the program

this is all new to me so i want to take advantage to see what i can learn from the starter status to see if any income will generate. if i feel i need to upgrade i will when funds allow me and things are going in a positive direction

thank you in advance for addressing my concern
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LeeMcQuay Premium
HelloKaren and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Once you upgrade, you can not go back to being a free member.

Your first 7 days is in order for you to be able to see if this is something you will be able to do.

It is sort of like a test drive. Then if you like it, you can purchase it. If you don't like it, then it didn't cost you anything.

You can remain a free member as long as you like. The countdown is just letting you know that you can get the first month for $19 if you do it before your first 7 days are up.

You aren't the only one who started this being skeptical. many of us were very skeptical.

I hope this helps you out : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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I completely agree with you.
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ThongN Premium
Hmm... you sound like me who like to plan out in ahead (even the circumstance breaks my plans all the times -.- )

The answer to the first issue is no. Once you upgrade to premium members, you can not go back to the starter. Even some periods, you would like to withdraw, you can stop the membership anytime (by contact Kyle and Carson)

"is it once an upgrade is made it will remain until i "quit" the program"-> it depends on which method you choose to upgrade. If you pay monthly, you should inform Carson and his team a few days ahead before the circle comes.

If you upgrade by yearly (which save some for you - $359 one-time payment for yearly), you can go back your WA profile-> account setting-> subscription setting-> membership-> click on "stop billing and cancel membership". You can apply this method to above.

As a starter, you can build two free websites with Site Rubix, and you can start to make some money from that.

However, you would not have the access to get more detail, step-by-step lessons, other tools, and most value which is the community support.

Do I misunderstand you some points?
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N33 Premium
Hello Karen,

Don't worry, take your time. May I invite you to read the following : Let me know if something is unclear.

Kindly,
Anne
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Thank you for responding. I sort of figured as much about the upgrade but I had to ask because I need to know. I plan to put in the work so eventually as time allows, I will be able to upgrade.
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Thank you for the additional information as it will come in handy when I get to that point. I did not understand your last question but I understood all information prior to that.

Thanks again
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I will check that out after I get through a few more lessons. I must say that I am feeling reassured as I see the many responses to questions being asked not just by me but by many other members. This is encouraging.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No problem at all my friend.
If you don't upgrade, the countdown should disappear once you have been here for your first 7 days.
Although I didn't make it that far. I took the $19 upgrade discount. I figured I liked what I saw, but wanted to learn more and I could still quit and only lose $19. But I loved it and decided to stay.

Here is a link created by Loes. It will show you what you can do as a free member. I hope it helps to give you some clarity.
I just ask that if you look it over, please click the "like" button : )
She really does a lot for the community.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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N33 Premium
This is it, best platform and best community around. You can count on us. This is why you can take your time and work on your own, we will not disappear!
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JaniceButler Premium
I have a more technical type question. I just wrote my about me page and it said that it had duplicate content in it. But, I just sat down and wrote it myself. How do I know what I duplicated or what to change? Or since I know I wrote it myself, do I just post it anyway?
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leoemery Premium
Don't worry about it - this is your about me page, and it's not a page that will affect your site SEO wise

You can also go one step further and have the page set not to be indexed by the search engines, you can do that below the editor window of your page
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JaniceButler Premium
OK - thanks! Will set page not to be indexed.
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Salmamaged Premium
That happened to me too :D I had to change one or two words (which i sensed might be the issue) then it worked.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Janice;
That happens to me sometimes when I write posts, so I change the title a little and then it works. No problem, like Leo says, its only an About Me page.

Bill
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hippiegrann Premium
I watched the video, twice and partially again. Jaaxy makes my head swim. I have to move on to the next lesson. I will return and complete it,but I have to see what's up the road a bit. Sometimes that's how I learn. I will have an AAH_HA moment later I'm sure.
I hope you understand,
HippieGrann
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Ayham Premium
Hello Kyle.
I noticed that at the end of your post there is no space in your signature between your name and website name.
how did you manage to do that? because SiteContent editor will consider every enter as a new paragraph and automatically puts a small plank space between them!
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frd Premium
I use Word to achieve that; copy and paste in SiteContent :)
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Kyle Premium
You can actually just delete empty space, go to the end of the document or edit it (if it is already published), and remove this space.
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Marjorie9 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Your Money Making Video started with the Customer searching for a product at Google, clicking the ensuing websites that follow and BOOM the affiliate earns. But what if you do not have in your website those products that the customer wanted in the first place? Where will our customer come from? How do we get customers to look at our website?
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Zappades Premium
These are all skills you want to learn in the training here at WA.
Youn learn, how to target your audience, people you have a product they are looking for.
You learn where you find the products and how to add them to your website so you can earn a commission.
And you learn how to build your website so that it will get seen by people looking for your products.

It is a process and a lot of skills are involved but it can be done if you work hard and follow the training step by step :)
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Marjorie9 Premium
Ok. Thanks for this info. I hope I will. Traffic is where our business goes, without it, we are nothing.
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If someone is on your side and they click the link to purchase a product. For some reason they decide to close their browser and later on they were turn to buy that product but they go directly to the site they were going to purchase it from. Would you not get a commission in this instance?
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I apologize for the spelling errors. I am using talk to text.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Jeremy;
Usually you would not, but in Amazon, if the person puts it in their basket and then comes back later to buy, you would get the commission. If they go directly to the sellers site, I really do not think you would get the sale.

Bill
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The last time I joined WA, the bigger affiliate programs came with cookies that would expire after a period of time. For example, the situation that you just asked about would likely put a long-term cookie on the potential customer's computer that recognizes the affiliate who directed said customer to the seller's website, and then awards the affiliate with a commission. It all depends on the potential customer actually buying the product before the cookie expires.
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Hi,

How does the commission in terms of currency? Does that reflect to which you are specifically located. So if you are in USA, the currency will be in $ but if you are a traveller and in the future you are in South Korea, will the commission change to won? I will appreciate if somebody answers this question.

Thanks
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possumlane Premium
The currency you get paid in is reflective and most sites usually use US dollars. For Instance I am in Australia and on my site I quote that all products are priced in US dollars and when they purchase the facility handling the transaction usually does the exchange. If they choose to become a preferred customer, again the exchange is done by the facility making the payments or receiving the payments. Another instance is that WA deals in US dollars so being in Australia when I make my payment Visa makes the calculation and my $47 become somewhere around $63.
That is how I understand it but to clarify you could also ask Kyle
Carol
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MataSahib Premium
I am very concerned that by accident I deleted my All in One SEO plugin. Even though I have made repeated requests for help in restoring it or having a new SEO plugin to replace it, I have had no response. Will this mean I will be unable to effectively utilize the WA system? If that is the case, what do you recommend?
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Kyle Premium
You can readd it, no issues. Go to the Plugins tab, then go to Add New, then search for All in One SEO. You will see it there and be able to add it, the same way as you add any other plugisn.
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RealJap Premium
I was a bit shocked to find out I can't really edit my website once I haven chosen a theme. I would like to change font types or move my pictures around. Did I do something wrong or do I have to stick to the exact layout of the chosen theme?
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Aditya92 Premium
Have you done with your training?
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RealJap Premium
Not yet, I just finished the setting up your website lesson and it wasn't mentioned that you could change fonts or the font size. Maybe I'm to premature of my conclusion and it will hopefully be mentioned further on.
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Aditya92 Premium
Ok I am going to tell you the procedure

Step 1 go to your WordPress dashboard
Step 2 Find out 'appearance' on the left side
Step 3 In this section you can find out customize click this option

Step 4 in the next page you can see the name of the active theme and an option to change the theme

I hope it will help you
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ChristinaAsh Premium
To add to what Aditya82 said if you find the theme you have chosen dies not allow the edits you have in mind you can change the entire theme ... some plug ins also help with some things . If you run into a specific change you need than throw the question to the community and if there is fix they should be able to tell you .
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RealJap Premium
I know how to change the theme, that's not the problem. I found that you can change it with plugins like Google Font, but it's not working easy. Thank you for your response anyway.
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I'm a huge fan of movies and want to create a site that does movie reviews, but the only affiliate program that I can promote that comes to mind is MoviePass and Amazon.

Can anyone give me their own advice on monetizing a website that targets movies? I feel that the affiliate commisions should be at a price range that makes the time and effort worth it.

Thanks in advance.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
David, try this in your search box. It is the general way to find affiliates. Hope it helps.

movies + affiliate programs
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ThongN Premium
I think one source is from NetFlix, but movie review is still board...you should narrow down more-> as you do so, you might discover more ways. Doyle just presents the basic method of search already.
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MikeC69 Premium
Make it about movie reviews and you can also do posts on topics like "make your own movie on YouTube". and promote microphones and cameras as such !

Mike
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ericcantu Premium
Follow the training and when you get to the lessons on affiliate programs you’ll find there are lots and lots of options for you. Don’t worry! You’ll get there :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I checked out Netflix and it doesn't appear to have an affiliate program. We also have a DVD World but not affiliate program there either.

At least with the basic method it is open ended and might stir up some surprises:)
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Smart idea... thank you Helen!
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Way to think outside the box... thanks for the help Mike!
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I'll definitely do that... thanks for the input!
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possumlane Premium
Go online and check out "Affiliates" there are literally thousands and thousands of them so there must be something among that lot that you could utlilise. The other thing to watch for is to really do your research because the commission varies markedly . I spent many hours going through affiliates when I set up my anti-ageing-phenomenon site because I wanted the biggest commission because the products I am promoting are high end and I only wanted high end affiliates that pay great commissions.
Hope that helps
Carol
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That's solid advice Carol. Thanks for the help!
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
How come the content/wordings of the Privacy policy in my website is different from the one in the lecture of Kyle? The one that is coming out in mine is this...

Who We Are
At YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes...

is this the correct one?
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xFregene Premium
Hi,
Yes it's correct! I think the Privacy Policy template was updated after that lesson was recorded. The information is still valid - replace the placeholder texts like [YOURSITE.COM] with the name of your website and publish.

Hope this helps,
Esere
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
thanks Esere..
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xFregene Premium
Anytime!
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BenjisDad Premium
Yeah. The privacy had to be updated recently due to gdpr. So you are getting the latest one.
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I'm having a difficult time selecting a niche. Am thinking of women's designer clothing, but then don't know how to narrow it down to something manageable.

Should I stick to categories like pants, or dresses? Should I include accessories? What about different designers? Is it a good idea to have several designers?

Thanks very much for any input. Feeling stuck already!
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ThongN Premium
hmm...I have one opinion. How about the women's designer clothes for the thirties? (the main target will be women at her 30's ) Or you could narrow down a little more like new creative designer clothes for women in their thirties. Or workplace design clothes for young women? (this will target the range age from 18-30 or maybe a little older up to 40)

I'm not sure my opinion is narrow enough or not. You would have enough content to write and share with your niche in the next 6 months, so you should think more.

Good luck!
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adreyna Premium
You might want to start by asking yourself a few questions...Is there a certain designer that you like more than others? If so, why? Do you prefer a specific category? What is it you want to help people do? It's probably best to stick with one designer, unless you're doing a comparison. I'm sure others will have some good ideas to share as well.
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Hi there, I'm a babyboomer who worked many hours, commuting many miles for a federal gov job. As such, I never really did the Facebook thing. I was so busy with my own life and aging parents that being on the computer more than my 10-12 hours per day at work didn't appeal to me much. I did create an account to find a friend, but have never used it. I am pretty tech savvy, otherwise.

That said, I'm concerned that I may not be a good candidate for the program. Please let me know what you think.

Thanks for your time,
D'Anne
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adreyna Premium
That's not a problem. How to connect with social media will be covered in your training. I'm sure you will do just fine!
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billy947 Premium
Hi D'Anne;
You can check WA out for free, since you are here, I am sure you signed up already. Just go to the Training lessons on your left and it will explain everything. Its a great place to learn how to make websites, its like taking a course in college. And there are a lot of people in this community to help answer any questions you may have. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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JKulk1 Premium
I'm a baby boomer and self designated "old timer". I have been at WA for 3 weeks now and, Boy!! have I learned a lot. Take one step at a time and go over all the training slowly and carefully. There are an enormous amount of people at WA that will always be willing to help you. Have a go, what do you have to lose? All the best Jim
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MillyRose Premium
Question regarding my niche.

Should I be choosing just one focus niche now to start out?

I have written a list of niche's I want to investigate at some point but should I be leaving those for the future?

Do most people just focus on one niche or do you eventually
expand and have multiple sites with multiples niche's?

Thanks in advance.
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DarrinB Premium
Most people do only start with one niche and concentrate on that, eventually though you can expand into other niches. But focus on one first and see how that goes.
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MikeMahaffey Premium
you ABSOLUTELY want to choose one niche and focus all of your attention on that niche and website.

It actually takes a lot of time and a lot of effort and a lot of content and a lot of learning to make one niche website profitable or getting enough quality traffic to be profitable.

When you figure out how to make the first one as successful as you want it to be — is the time to think about the next one
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MatildaP1 Premium
That's my question too. I started building content for my niche but along the way I feel like it's not the right niche. I hope I can get help through your question MillyRose. Thanks for asking.
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MatildaP1 Premium
This is helpful! I felt like changing my niche.
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Stella2 Premium
I will affirm what the other comments have said. From everything that I have learned and experienced, you really need all of your focus and energy on one niche in the beginning to make it work, and to learn the process that works for you. (Which is basically the same for most people, with individual adjustments for personal situations.)

Then, you can apply it to other niches and scale up your business.
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Thanks this information seems very realistic and it's appreciated.
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i can't decide which niche to go with home office exercise bikes or real estate investment mentor programs
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teogeo Premium
the authority should concentrate on a common sense and with the knowledge gained on other sites
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hi guys,

let's say i am buying a premium. an at some point i am thinking that WA is not necessary for my website. would i be able to degrade from the premium account? and would i be able to run the same website without WA? like without any WA hosting or WA services? can i take out the website as it is from the WA platform?

and if i already have a WordPress website that i created can i bring it here and use it? is it necessary to use WA hosting?

Thank you..:)
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sharoncl Premium
The answer to your first question is no, once you upgrade you can't downgrade to the free account. Yea you can run your website without WA you simply transfer it to a new host. And yes you can bring in website to WA, but you would need to use WA hosting.
Hope that answers your questions if not just ask.
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Aditya92 Premium
Yes, you can transfer your domain and your website from WA any time.

But there are some rules you have to follow and these rules do not belong to WA, it will belong to ICANN

But I want to tell you, my dear, I transferred my domain of other platforms to here because this platform is very user-friendly and site builder is also very good here and you can find support here in within minutes.

As you are a newbie to this world. and also WA have every facility in one package. so you can't choose only hosting or the only tutorial.

I hope this will help you

In the end, you can talk to Kyle about this matter
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@Thank you sharon. :)
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thank you bro.
who is kyle?
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Aditya92 Premium
You don't know Who is Kyle

In this website everywhere is Kyle
If you saw any video here the voice in the video is of kyle
He is one of the founder members of this community
Anyways Screenshot added

Use this link to meet him

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you are in full control of your account. We don't believe in contracts here at WA, we want you to be in full control of your membership, and how long you remain a member here.

If you ever for some reason do decide to quit, you cannot downgrade to Starter, however you will be able to resubscribe to your Premium account at any time and reconnect your membership (when you can make it back). ;)

We also host your website for 30 days beyond the cut off date, which gives you time to still work on it or move it to another host in the meantime.

Hope this clarifies for you Mohamed!
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does that mean if i have a domain elsewhere i can transfer it here with my WA website
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sharoncl Premium
Definitely:)
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thank you all.. :) i'll upgrade ASAP. I am just starting to get to know the platform. i already had plans. thank you guys for helping me develop my ideas.

specially @sharoncl .. went to her website for something. ended up here. big thanks to yall..
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Aditya92 Premium
Welcome
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Aditya92 Premium
I need your suggestion

Actually, I am willing to build a website about electronics.

I want to build the website about the top product of an electronic device like a camera, TV, mobile etc.

But it is said here micro niche website is the best

Now tell me If I built the website about this my niche goes from TV to Camera, AC to Fridge etc.

Now tell me if I will make a website like this, Is it good or not
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Justin4487 Premium
Would be better to keep it as a single line of products reason being if someone where to search for electronics in general the main sites would be first to pop up however if your site focuses mainly on one type of product you will have a higher chance of being the first the person that is searching for that product see's.

Example i search google for a home electronics a ton of sites are going to pop up while you will be in here somewhere its not a garantee it will be on the first page of google.

Now say i search for cameras for my computer there is going to be way less search results simply because I further enhanced my search to be very specific.

This isnt to say you cant pursue all the electronics however start small and work your way up.
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Aditya92 Premium
Thanks for your reply
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Justin4487 Premium
Your welcome bud.
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flowerlyn Premium
Hello there,
I have a problem in the Privacy Policy, it is different in Kyle's presented video. Mine starts this way, Who We Are At ( your site.com ) to are committed to maintaining....
Is this alright, can I use this in my privacy policy templates?
I'm hoping for your help.

Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Lyn and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
The privacy policy was changed in May due to the GDPR;
Here is a link to training that Marion created.
Please click the like button as she did this so that we didn't have to figure it out on our own. Here is a link that Loes created that will show you how to install the plugin that you will need as well. Please click the like button for her as well. I hope this helps : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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xFregene Premium
Hi Lyn,
Yes you can use it. I believe the reason for the difference is that the Privacy Policy template was updated after the video tutorial was created.

The lesson is still valid though, just replace where it states [YOURSITE.com] with the name of your website.

Hope that helps

Esere
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flowerlyn Premium
Hello Lee Ann, I really appreciate your help, I'll go through those links and follow at once.
Once again thank you for your previous help on my missing site content.
Love lots
Lyn
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flowerlyn Premium
Hello Esere,
I'll do that at once, I really appreciate your help.
Thank you very much.
Lyn
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I remember seeing how to get rid of the “Just another Wordpress site” in one of the lessons but now I don’t know which lesson it is and it’s bothering me that it’s still there. Can I get some help finding out which lesson it’s in?
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DarrinB Premium
Go to your WP "dashboard." (you can access this by clicking sites in the left menu then log in) On the left scroll down to settings. Then when the widow comes up click "general." You will see second from top, under your "Title" - "Just another Wordpress site". That is where you can change it to say whatever you like. Make your tag line keyword rich and relevant to your blog because it actually becomes part of your title.

Hope that helps.
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JessicaL86 Premium
I'm not sure which lesson it is in, but if you want to change it you can either go under customize on your theme or go to Settings> General and it will be there as well. :)
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feigner Premium
if it is up at the top then go to settings general and it should be there - if it is in your footer then it will be under appearance customize and look for footer.
good luck.
phil
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I’m sure you’ve heard this a thousand times, but after the first few lessons I’m struggling to see how money and traffic can be brought in. As you’ve stated there are billions of internet users, it seems very difficult to pick a niche that the billions haven’t already located. Thoughts?
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DarrinB Premium
It all starts dropping into place as you follow the training.:)
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Adam,
It's not a matter of picking a niche that hasn't already been located - I was of this mindset when I first started - everyone's doing that is there anything left for me to promote...

However, it's all about using keywords to find your content. You will learn how to drive traffic to your site in lesson 9 using keywords so that your site appears at the top of the search engine results.

When this happens, internet users that are searching for that particular service or product using the keywords you have chosen will visit your site - as it appears at the top of the search engine results.
That's the traffic.

When you start to get traffic, there is the potential for converting this traffic into paying customers.

The training will help get your site in the top search engine result pages. .. just continue through the lessons. You will get there.

Hope this helps.
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Justin4487 Premium
It doesn't matter if other sites have already been located.

As long as you create a niche you like and can talk about more then anything else as you start making content google will take notice and rank you higher in the search results as long as your content is on point and informative.

Don't make a site saying buy this simply because you want them to, build out the content to encourage the purchase of the product.

If google see's your site as a dumping ground for ads and promotions they wont rank you.

So, money and traffic will come with time just focus on making content and the rewards will follow.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Adam and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
If you are trying to pick a niche that no one else has picked, I believe you will find that it is impossible.
BUT<
Just because others have chosen the same niche, doesn't mean you can't use it and be profitable from it.
You will be picking low competition keywords when you start creating content.
The keywords will be what people type into the search bar. You write quality content with captivating titles and this will be what keeps your readers interest and keeps them coming back to your site and sharing it with their friends and family or whoever. This will also create free traffic to your site.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

I hope this helps
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Hi Lee Ann,

Thanks so much for that advice.

It’s great to hear that there are still opportunities out there!
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Hi you havent mentioned having to pay extra to be on the first page of Google or paying for clicks or traffic, I'm confused, as other people have said it costs hundreds per month.
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Mandy,
You don't need to pay to be on the first page of Google - using SEO can get you there. It is usually the big companies, who can afford to pay that use the paying methods to appear in the top search results.

Hope this helps.

NB That's why AM is a great way model for an online business. The startup costs are low. Hope this helps.
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Hi Jackie
Thank you for your reply. I dont want to sound stupid but whats AM?
Cn you still make ok money if you just use SEO's?

I also live in the UK does that matter?
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JackieSmith Premium
Not at all Mandy and you don't sound stupid. It's a valid question and concern of yours.
AM is Affiliate Marketing.

It doesn't matter where you live. You can take this business anywhere you go. All you need is a laptop/computer and access to the internet.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, just ask. We're here to help.

All the best!
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I just want to say hi to Michael, and wish him all the best with his big family, Wow, i really don't know how you do it, i have one little girl 19 months young, and there is just not enough time in the day to get to everything. So congrats and good luck, i take my hat off to you.
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Kyle Premium
Hi from me to Michael as well and hi to you. Welcome to WA, I really look forward to working with you!
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hakiza Premium
I have finished level one and I feel great! I was blown away by Jaaxy. Many keyword search platforms alone cost more than the monthly fee for a WA premium account. The tool is very user friendly. I wished I had joined WA a year ago. Time for catch-up now!
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possumlane Premium
Congratulations. I am so glad you found it interesting and you are now well on your way to a successful future. If there is anything I can do to help please don't hesitate to ask
Carol
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The learning keeps you interested.

It mind blowing how things come together but making it work is the problem to solve.

Feel like I should have jumped in a year ago also.
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possumlane Premium
Hindsight is great isn't it but you are here now and we are all here to help you so don't be afraid to ask questions. All the best and if there is anything I can do help all you have to do is ask
Carol
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Thanks man much appreciated
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I too am excited and blown away by a lot they have to offer. I am a “newbie” to marketing in general, however, they truly make this seem so easy. Of course anyone has to invest time to get results, you get out what you put into something, nevertheless, it still seems so easy to do! Man, I wish I had done this years ago! Anyways, good luck to everyone, may you reach your goals and go further then you ever dreamed was possible. ;)
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Harmattan1 Premium
Hi Kyle, I am listening to the video about managing the website with updates and going through all the elements. I noticed on my website that it says that it is good to backup the website before updating so that you dont lose your files and such. I have not done any content for the most part on my website yet. I have not been able to get back to the initial training until today for the last 2 days or so. I want to update as I am going through your video but I wanted to ask if I should learn how to backup first before doing that. Since I dont have any content created I did not think I really need to back up yet. Let me know what is best. Thanks.
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IHaveADream1 Premium
good video, thanks Kyle!

Let's see what I can come up with in order to build my website. Quick question though: at this stage of the training I am yet to decide the layout of my website but have already got my niche in mind...shall I just go ahead and create a preview of my webpage following the steps I have just watched in this video and then as I move along the training and become more familiarised with the plugins and add-ons I can come back and keep working on the design of my web or shall I carry on just with the training and leave the web creation for later?

Thanks!
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Same here i just love traveling and trying to give informarion about it. Wandering if its a good idea to start with.
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timmycat3519 Premium
When choosing to be an affiliate of a company, how do you know which ones are trustworthy? I know they need to be able to pay me part of the sales so I would need to provide them with my personal information and I’m nervous of my information not being secure
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ThongN Premium
usually, our Kyle founders and other members suggest going with Amazon, Walmart, Macy, etc. Since they are brand companies for years. If your niche doesn't have the products within Amazon, then ClickBank and other affiliate networks might have. It depends on your niche. However, be aware that some affiliate networks ask you to pay forehead before joining-> those might not legit. Affiliate program for publishers should be free to sign up, join.
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timmycat3519 Premium
That’s really helpful, thank u :)
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Robert-A Premium
Look for reviews or go on Forums and ask questions of the people who are Affiliates or know the ones not to join and any company that asks you to pay to join you run in the opposite direction.

Affiliates get paid to promote and DO NOT have to pay for the privilege.
Robert-A
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ThongN Premium
you're welcome :) and be careful when choosing. Follow the training, I remember Kyle suggests about 4,5 affiliate networks join as the first time.
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timmycat3519 Premium
That makes sense, I’ll do my research and probably go with amazon or Walmart since they’re big companies
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timmycat3519 Premium
That’s great advice, thank u so much!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs, onwards and upwards.
Replied to your follow.
Robert
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This was helpful.
Thank you Robert-A
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Thank you for that feedback......So helpful.
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Robert-A Premium
You are welcome.
Have a great Friday.
Robert
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sim0n Premium
Working thoroughly through each lesson I now got stuck right here. I can't complete all tasks. Jaaxy doesn't let me do any more searches after I did three. Everytime I try it does lower the number of searches left, which is on 23 now, but it keeps saying I need to upgrade to see the results... Would someone know how to fix this please? Thank you in advance!
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MariaB4 Premium
There is no fix for this. As you are a starter member, your searches are limited. When you upgrade to premium, you will be able to perform more searches.
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sim0n Premium
Thank you for your extremely quick response. I understood though that a starter would have the ability to perform 30 searches. In fact, one of the tasks in lesson 9 (course 1) is to perform at least 5 searches and on top of that actually find 5 good keywords. That's impossible so it doesn't make any sense...
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MariaB4 Premium
You're welcome. I understand. You mentioned that you have 23 left, so you performed 7 searches. Are not able to continue the search? Maybe you can provide a print screen of your issue?
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sim0n Premium
The last 4 searches only resulted in a green button asking me to upgrade. But when I tried again to get you a screenshot, it resumed working correctly. Maybe I did something wrong somewhere in which case I'm really sorry I bothered you!
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MariaB4 Premium
No worries. Probably a cache issue. Glad that it's solved :)
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sim0n Premium
Haha, it happened again, partially, and I wanted to attach the screenshot, jut to show what's going on. But I need Premium to be able to attach pictures :-)
Anyway, it is okay, I will upgrade anyway which will probably solve everything.
Thanks again for your help, I appreciate that!
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MariaB4 Premium
You're welcome! And, great decision for going premium :)
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rckknight Premium
Thanks for a great lesson. I'm trying to come up with good content ideas for a highly competitive niche market, and I'm going to focus more on using Jaaxy Lite exclusively for all keyword searches, with the hopes of landing on first page of search results regularly. It's a very powerful and effective tool that should be a great help for all WA members wanting to get noticed by the search engines to potentially generate regular income. Great training Kyle! Thanks again!
Rick
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Okay, excellent. I had forgotten that he said in the video that some themes allow comments on pages and posts.

Mine does, and I had switched my About section to a page and published it, since pages allow font change from the theme, whereas the posts do not.

So just a heads up again for some people, if your font will not change from any settings under a post, you can change it to a page.

Although I don't know what limitations you may have to functionality or other displays of information you might need.

All my posts should be fine with the smaller font. I think. Definitely not changing the theme, though.
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oska Premium Follow Me about 5 hours ago
Indeed Level 1 has been an invaluable training session. Its a wonderful platform for website dummies like me and any one who wants the fundamentals of creating your own website.

I now feel like a website 'wizard' ready to taclkle the next lessons.
Am greatful for your easy to grasp lessons, Kyle. Its time now to shift to 'gear 2'; "Level 2 here I come"
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The niche I have decided to go with is to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I feel this would be the best way I can help others. I think the saying goes something like this. "Give someone food and they will eat. Teach them to fish, and they can eat for a life time." I am so excited about my training and want to share thi
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Tatianajuana Premium
Why you and PMorgan2 have exactly the same comments? You guys copying from each other? Very strange....
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PMorgan2 Premium
The niche I have decided to go with is to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I feel this would be the best way I can help others. I think the saying goes something like this. "Give someone food and they will eat. Teach them to fish, and they can eat for a life time." I am so excited about my training and want to share this experience with others.
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ThongN Premium
Like the quote " Give someone food and they will eat. Teach them to fish, and they can eat for a lifetime." one problem is that person has the willling to learn how to? some people are lazy you know :)
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PMorgan2 Premium
Your right some people are lazy. I can only help those who want help.
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I have an original idea that most people over the age of 45 need. It will have residual income and products to add. I have 2 to 5 hours available a day to put into it to make it live. BUT I have very limited $ to make it happen. I already own the domain. Any suggestion on how to make my business grow fast would be greatly appriciated!
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brotherdiaz Premium
I hope that as you keep going through the training you'll be able to find more info about that.
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oska Premium
Indeed Level 1 has been an invaluable training session. Its a wonderful platform for website dummies like me and any one who wants the fundamentals of creating your own website.

I now feel like a website 'wizard' ready to taclkle the next lessons.
Am greatful for your easy to grasp lessons, Kyle. Its time now to shift to 'gear 2'; "Level 2 here I come"
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YayasHome Premium
I watched this a few times, before I totally understood what I really needed to do. In the first few times, it seemed that you had a different picture in the video than I was able to get on my website.

However, after walking away for a while, I was able to come back an' see what you were doing. Thanks for a great explanation. I have no idea why I kept seeing something different, but I learned a long time ago that walking away from something for a while is the best way to regroup my brain an' try again.

Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Sometimes that is all it takes, it sounds like you have a lot of clarity now. If something ever isn't clear, do know that you have a great deal of help here at WA. :)
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possumlane Premium
Great Stuff Julian, the further you go the easier it gets and once you get the hang of it it does get easier. I have been away for 12 months and am amazed at how much I retained of the original lessons. I have to admit that I am refreshing some lessons but that is the beauty of this system - you can always go back and re-do a lesson if you miss something. all the best and if there is anything I can do to help in any way please just ask and if I know I will tell you and equally if I do not know I will pass you over to someone who does
Cheers
Carol
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Good to know it gets easier
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CPeck Premium
It's a relief knowing it will get easier, I was starting to think I weren't going to get the hang of it, hoping to grasp it the further into the training
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JleeBass Premium
Okay, excellent. I had forgotten that he said in the video that some themes allow comments on pages and posts.

Mine does, and I had switched my About section to a page and published it, since pages allow font change from the theme, whereas the posts do not.

So just a heads up again for some people, if your font will not change from any settings under a post, you can change it to a page.

Although I don't know what limitations you may have to functionality or other displays of information you might need.

All my posts should be fine with the smaller font. I think. Definitely not changing the theme, though.
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possumlane Premium
I cannot get back to the EWWW PlugIn to hit the DO NOT ALLOW
Secondly, I have a tag line however I need to make it bolder but cannot get back to the original side bar that allowed me to put in the colour and boldness.
Can someone help please
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Kyle Premium
The tag line is your title of your website, making it more BOLD would require you to edit the code of your actual them e (template). I wouldn't put too much thought or emphasis into that at this point as that is definitely over complicating things.
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ZDougherty Premium
I have a question about affiliate links...
So say a customer searches a certain product and gets on an affiliate website and clicks the affiliate link to buy the product on Amazon. But, the customer decides they don't want to buy the product at that time after all. If later on, the customer searches for the product, knowing that they want to buy it on Amazon, and simply finds the product on Amazon without using the affiliate link the second time, does the affiliate website still earn commission on the sale? I would assume not, but I was just curious if somehow Amazon recognizes that at one point that customer used the affiliate link to reach the product. Sorry if this question is confusing but I hope someone can answer!
Zach
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rondaa Premium
I guess no comission since he will buy the product through Amazon directly
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ZDougherty Premium
That's what I figured, I was just curious if maybe Amazon somehow can still recognize that the product was first found through the affiliate link. Thank you!
Zach
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WalkingMan Premium
Once the prospect clicks on your Amazon affiliate link, if they go ahead with the purchase within 24 hours, this will count as a qualifying purchase.
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ZDougherty Premium
Thank you!
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MozMary Premium
each affiliate program has a cookie length, with amazon it's pretty short but with others it can even be 'lifetime', so no matter when the person returns they could be tracked back to you

obviously lifetime can be qualified a bit, but it can be years
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Bfrace8 Premium
Stay positive :)
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rondaa Premium
i ammmmmmmm :):):):)
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adrael Premium
I am enthusiastic and believe I will enjoy any challenge, and I am confident that joining WA will give me the boost I need in achieving my personal goals. Although I am not very good working with computers, I enjoy the environment and I find the training interesting and satisfying. I welcome the opportunity to learn new skills. The knowledge I can gain with WA is particularly attractive to me.
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Kyle Premium
You certainly can achieve anything you set your mind to within the online world. Absolutely everything you need to get there is here within WA, including coaching and support every step of the way!

If you ever need a hand, just ask.
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Before I joined WA, I created a website. I structured it in a way that some content is there and other content is not. It doesn't look good that there are blank pages on my site. How do I hide those pages until I'm able to put the content in?
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MozMary Premium
you could remove them from the menu by going into appearance menus and unticking them
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MozMary Premium
you could remove them from the menu by going into appearance menus and unticking them
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newlive Premium
you can change the post to draft or pending article and that will not show up on the net.
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Sportsreport Premium
My niche idea is a web programme designed for all schools world wide to use in order to develop higher standards of literacy and numeracy within their pupils. Whilst bat the same time helping with issues such as Bullying, Racism, Social Inclusion, Healthy Living, Community Cohesion etc.
Is it possible within the platform for schools, pupils, teachers and parents to interact with the site, for example, for pupils to enter on line grammar competitions, art competitions etc.?
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i like this idea
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, that is a cool approach to a niche. I like it Gary!
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Before I found WA, I already purchased a domain and started building a website with another tutorial. I am wanting to use that domain but I'm not sure if I can. At first I thought okay I'll make another website through WA to have as a separate blog about a more niched down topic in my niche but if I want to build an audience it seems silly to try to get the same folks to follow two separate sites talking about similar things.. Can anyone clear this up for me?
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ThongN Premium
hello Zay and welcome to WA

If you have traffic already then the suggestion is transferring your website into WA. You can transfer your domain website outside into our WA hosting. The hosting fee is included with membership. One tip: if you upgrade to a yearly membership, you will save more. The one-time payment for a year is $359 (this includes the hosting fee, however, the fee of transfer is not -.- ). Comparing with monthly, it's $49.

Kyle has a tutorial video about transferring a domain. Or you can check this training other members:
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thank you very much for the reply. I don't have traffic yet its still under construction but I did purchase the domain and hosting and I'd like to keep it haha. I'm still deciding if I'm going to go premium, seems like a good idea but I must run it by my fiancé. If you have a partner I'm sure you understand that lol.
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This does seem overwhelming. I think I am beginning to understand this but I am unsure how to pick a good niche. And I know nothing about building a website and those seem so complex, and if you have more than one affiliate do you have to go to each of those websites and sign up as an affiliate! Maybe I am just getting ahead of myself.
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ThongN Premium
- about building a website, just follow the basic training. Kyle will walk through the process step by step. It's easier than you thought.

- about affiliate network and relevance, we usually have to sign up two affiliates. One is a big affiliate network like Share A Sale, Click Bank. other affiliate relevances are Amazon, Walmart, Macy,etc.. (sometimes, Amazon, Macy are inside one big Affiliate network)

- pick good niche.... initial direction for you is following your interest, your passion, your experiences (life and career). Kyle has one video that tutors how to choose a niche.

If you have time, you can read this blog.
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I understand how it can be overwhelming, I felt that way at first too. Allow yourself to feel excited about it perhaps and like Kyle said, just pick something that you are interested in and you can't go wrong!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Hi Hoveenga,

One thing I can say is go at your own pace. It is not a race but a journey.

You have a lot of experience, so start with the one you enjoy the most.

You will get a lot of help building your website.

Get started on the training and it will all start to make sense.

Take it one stage at a time.

I hope this helped.
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I’m right there with you at the Moment but feeling positive that the training will help me will all that. In the mean time try to think of ideas or interests you have.
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KeishaC1 Premium
Pick something that really interests you . Possibly something you already know. It's not complex ..don't make it complex
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I have a niche that I am super passionate about, but I feel like it is super broad. I want to combine my lifestyle of clean eating and clean products while balancing my opera career and a relationship with another full-time musician. I feel like it would be interesting to read about, but I would need to figure out which products would be good to promote on my website... I haven't started yet, so we will see how it goes once I get there!
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Silentsly Premium
Don't worry about promoting, just get your site up first and start posting, after you get the hang of it you'll know what to promote... good luck don't stop
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jim4781205 Premium
Sounds Interesting, I wish you the best. I am sure it will be great.
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Zappades Premium
Hi, I think this is not a broad niche but actually three different niches.
Maybe the opera career and relationship parts could be combined but adding the clean eating is a bit far out I think.
I would focus on one defined niche, people can relate to. Maybe the opera career. In that niche, you can still write posts about side aspects like food and relations etc.
But to make it more easy for targeting an audience you should define a niche.
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Hey Liya! I also want to get into the online food space with a slightly different niche. I'm excited to grow and watch you grow on this sweet platform!
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Lachef Premium
I'm addicted to pizza and to be honest with you the best pizza I ever ate was the one I made at home. I'm constantly looking for home pizza equipment to better my pizza making. I think I'll go with home pizza supplies as my first niche. What does everyone think?
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Silentsly Premium
that sounds perfect, just do it! good luck
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JleeBass Premium
Sounds excellent, and homemade pizza can be great. I've known a fair amount of people that don't make it at home because they don't know how to make it well or don't have supplies, etc. I think you'll do really well! Now I want pizza...
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Great niche idea. Something most folks don't dare to do because they think its too hard, I'm sure you can prove to them otherwise :)
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MataSahib Premium
I want to name my website after a website I had with Network Solutions back in the eighties, "Yoga Gems". I had to close that site down because it had far too many excerpts from my memoirs on it. My purpose this time is to simply share the most precious gems of Yogi Bhajan's lifestyle teachings, which I have been living for over forty years, which have led to my liberation. These lifestyle tips will profoundly augment the lives of all who practice them.

By the way, my longtime spiritual name is Guru Prem Kaur Khalsa. Guru Khalsa is the name of a longtime friend of mine!
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Kyle Premium
I like it, this is certainly a viable direction you can head and it sounds like you are really going to be passionate about this direction. It sounds like a natural choice!
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I'm a little bit lost and I don't know what niche to choose, but I came up with the idea of building a website with multiple niches.

Since I like to do research, it may be a good idea to post some articles like: (In a tech category) "Top Gaming Headphones under $50"
Am I overthinking it?
Is it a good idea or should I focus just on a fixed niche?
Feel free to share your thoughts with me, please :)
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MelissaHopeW Premium
I think its a great niche and narrowed down enough to build success
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MozMary Premium
no - one website one niche

that example sounds like a post you'd do in a niche on gaming or headphones

try out a fixed niche - something that interests you and that you know about or are happy spending time researching so you can share about it in your posts

- you can experiment on a free website and change it up or down as you learn more - but that way you are progressing through the training
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Kerjackie Premium
Best to choose a niche that you are passionate about it to be able to write a great article that you want to share with your audience,
Try with only one niche and then another one, step by step.
Jacqueline
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feigner Premium
what you are looking for is a niche that you can produce 50-100 posts about as a start.
as time goes on you, hopefully, will find more to create articles about.
so don't go too narrow - going braoder is slightly better as you can create content about part of the niche and then move ont oanother part.
definitely keep to one niche per site as stated by everyone else.
focus on qualtiy content, you returns are gauged by your quality.
good luck
phil
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jim4781205 Premium
Have you seen the niche training video? That should help you get ideas to narrow down.
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You are right, this is my first time doing this and I should stick to one niche.
Thanks to all of you, I will write down the things that interest me the most and find a suitable niche.
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Yes I have, and I believe I know how to narrow down niches, the problem here is finding a topic or a general niche, I can't decide haha ^^"
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
It's better to choose 1 niche and make your site about that 1 niche. Otherwise, you will be spread too thin, and won't attract people to your site. What is one topic that you're really passionate about?
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That’s kind of what I was wondering. One niche seems limited. Is that why you make multiple sites? Are they are lot of work to maintain?
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Thanks for your input, I look forward to finding the perfect fit! Just signed up today!
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feigner Premium
welcome Jon, i hope that has not put you off - don;t look for a 'perfect' niche just one you want to pursue.
to try to prevent information overload and workload pick something you are very familiar with - this way you can concentrate on the training here.
once you have learnt that you may find that you want to do something else as your niche - that's fine, you knoow how to do it now.
you may have one site or many in the future, but conentrate on one at a time otherwise you dilute your efforts and it will take longer to achieve success.
good luck in your ventures
Phil
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possumlane Premium
HI - I have set up my products in a menu across the top of the page however the health products are appearing on the Home page and I do not seem able to put them back where they should be - definitely not on the home page - any ideas how I rectify this issue?
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newmarketpro Premium
You need to set up what your Homepage should be.
If you using woocommerce, I believe you have set up the front-page as your 'shop' page. You can change that in the setting.

Dashboard > setting > reading > choose what page should be displayed on homepage.

Hope I answer your question.

Joe
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possumlane Premium
thank you Joe. I have been away for a year and forgot everything I learned so am going back through then lessons - I will try and rectify it
Thank you
Carol
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I know it seems like a rush, but after the entire course learning as a premium member and one has entered the affiliate business full time, what is the average time one can begin to see results (maybe little earnings) because most of the testimonies I ve read said they got their first sale/earning 3 to 4 months after premium membership and that means 3 to 4 months of premium payments... I ask this because of the cost and not everybody has such money for monthly payment not when they are not even sure the sales/earnings will come anytime soon... Pls I need answers..
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newmarketpro Premium
It's quite subjective Munachiso. There are people who start making money after a few months joining WA. But honestly speaking, there are also people who only started making money beyond their 6th month here. However, if you can follow the training and implement all the recommended tasks, you can feel the progress and with a little bit patience, you should see some positive results.

We are here to learn how to build a SUSTAINABLE online business. The result might comes slow at first, but once it get the momentum of earning, it's just a matter of scale up and create more sites.

Hope that sheds a light on you.

Joe
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jim4781205 Premium
Any business is an investment, Many folks in hands-on business break even all year and never see a profit. Give it time and keep creating value for your website. The money we are investing here is nothing compared to traditional business.
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lukasjob Premium
Just completed the lesson. I'm gonna host my website on a vps from a host service, not here on wa. I installed wordpress at my domain and followed the instructions given in the lesson. I'm just not sure about my niche, what if people don't care, how can i write original good quality content for one or two years, I'm not a writer and not even an english native speaker... lots of doubts about all of this...
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feigner Premium
does it make sense not to host your site here? you are already paying for hosting within your membership!
choose a broadish niche and break it down into smaller chunks, this way you can write as much as possible on one section before moving onto another.
you say you are not a writer, can you talk about it.if you can invest in a speech to text program- this way you are only modifying your articles. Kyle did this when he broke hos hand, an still uses it, saves a lot of time if you are not a typer as well.
it is good you have doubts and are not so confident that you have decided what you are doing and know everything.
you say english is not your native tongue - but from what you wrote i can see you having no problems, remember to keep your writing simple - don't try to appear superior to your visitors - talk the same language as they do.

use your doubts to find questions to answer and answer them through the training or through the community. use this to fuel your success.
good luck Luca.
Phil
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lukasjob Premium
It makes a lot of sense to not host my webstite here. Professional web hosting services like http://sitegroung.com or http://liquidweb.com are the top in the industry. They offer you a lot of good options to scale your business, you can start with shared hosting then move on to a vps then to a dedicated server etc. You can chose the operating system and configure your machine among other benefits. It gives you more power/control I think. I like to keep things in separate places, like a separate registrar for all my domains, a separate web hosting service for web hosting, a separate resource for education (like wa) etc. Don't give one company too much control over your business. Just my two cents.
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feigner Premium
in your ca\se maybe - but in most an easy optino is good, otherwise they would not start.
all you have to do now is to choose a niche and creat content and be very helpful to your audience.
you could have always started here with hosting and moved it later on - as others have.
Have fun Luca
Phil
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lukasjob Premium
Phil, difficult to have fun, I'm very nervous about this, I don't know if I'm capable of doing it but I'll do it no matter what.
Thanks for your replies.
I appreciate it.
Luca
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feigner Premium
Hmm... Luca, you are limiting yourself or setting yourself up to fail with that mental outlook.
no i am not saying you need to be super confident, but you need a mental attitude of curiosity- rather than ' i don't think i can do it' - change it to ' how can i do it ' what questions come to mind - write them down and find answers - otherwise you will fail.
You are capable of doing it- even if you have to get someone else to do it - then what you need to do is to find the money to pay them. so a question' how do i find the money to pay for this site'
but seriously - you need to change the attitude to one of curiosity, every time you think - i can't do this - ask yourself why an write down the reasons - find the answer and move onwards.
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BetterDays2C Premium
Hi AV2001,
If you upgrade to Premium, you have two options. You can pay $49 per month, every month for as long as you want to remain a member. That comes out to about $588 per year. Your second option is to pay yearly ( a one time payment once a year) for $359. If you take the yearly payment of $359 and divide by 12 months, your monthly amount comes to approximately $30 a month. That is a savings of $19 per month.

I have been here for a while, and I continue to pay the monthly of $49. I do not have the extra to pay the yearly in one lump sum. So for some of us, it is an option. I will upgrade someday when I have extra funds, but for now, I only have to worry about the $49/mo. Either way, it is still a great deal. Good luck and take care.
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AV2001 Premium
Thank you very much for the information.
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I think i will try and do the same, current funds don't allow for one year at a time
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I replied to a previous this I'm thinking the same way. I'm trying to figure out the best plan of attack. The niche covers a broad spectrum in a local market. Unfortunately it looks like there really isn't any affiliate programs for what I'm thinking. There is a few but not local. Is there an actual niche promoting affiliate programs for companies that don't have them in a city of 4 million people. Basically a way of wrangling a local market?
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TEETENG95 Premium
If the affiliate program is your niche, I suggest you first understand what an affiliate program is and then decide how to start your niche website. This is a lesson about affiliate program: If your answer is not this, you can contact kyle and carson to answer your question.
Or contact support:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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jtriola69 Premium
My site has name intended for a broad range and I intended to have 3 niches that relate to each other in some way. I have heard that if you focus on one niche at a time using a divide and conquer strategy it can be done. Does anyone think this could be the case?I had the name before I took any training and I feel committed to my plan.
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I'm thinking the same way. I'm trying to figure out the best plan of attack. The niche covers a broad spectrum in a local market. Unfortunately it looks like there really isn't any affiliate programs for what I'm thinking. There is a few but not many. Is there an actual niche promoting affiliate programs for companies that don't have them. Basically a way of wrangling a local market?
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Justin4487 Premium
I need some help ive rewatched the custom menu video and still can't figure out how to get a top menu that isn't the icon with 3 lines ive changed themes to ones with the normal top menu and still have no luck making it show the tabs like they are in the video and its aggravating me to no end. Van anyone help with this?
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GinaU1 Premium
Justin, my theme did that as well, but once I published and previewed the menu was placed correctly.
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Justin4487 Premium
it was just me causing the problem. I was using my phone as i have been for most of the websites creation as i can type faster etc. but the menu looks fine when i switched to my laptop.

Didn't even think about it might not look the same on mobile device haha i feel dumb now. thank you though.
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GinaU1 Premium
Yep, the mobile version does not include the top-tab menu. Glad it's all worked out.
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dimitrovaely Premium
Hello,

I'm so happy to be part of this group, but of course I have a lot of questions as a beginner :)
I have a niche, but you are also talking that we should choose a tiny one. My problem is that my niche is not so tiny - baking and decorating. I want to talk about recipes, supplies, products, techniques, etc. What is your suggestion? - Start only with one of those - like post recipes with the related productions, and keep the supplies out of this site, OR I can do all these into one site? I will really appreciate your reply. Thanks in advance
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GinaU1 Premium
You don't have to keep the supplies off your site. You could incorporate them by creating a shopping tab that features all your favorite supplies and include affiliate links to the products. Hope this helps!
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MozMary Premium
I think they all belong together and make great affiliate commission opportunities but that the real question is how you link them eg what sort of baking are you into, what is your segment of the market there eg these days there is gluten free, healthy, raw, regular, big variety and many audiences, choose your audience
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Hi! Everyone... I just signed up a minute ago. Very pleased to read the questions and comments. I have picked up a lot of good tips so far. I’m sure in a day or so I will have several questions. Looking forward to upgrading. Thanks for letting me know how much the upgrade to premium have help you!
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billy947 Premium
Welcome Lorene;
Starting just go to the training lessons on your left. When you have any questions, there are a lot of people in this community to help answer you. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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RobertDoyle Premium
The community of people here at WA will be happy to help you. The first 10 lessons are free. After that, Premium is the way to really progress. You may want to take advantage of the first month at $19 because that is a good deal. But you can do the first 10 lessons, I believe, with the free account.
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Khurshi Premium
congrats girl , great decision to upgrade, it does not help to do things halfway, do it properly and benefit endlessly, this is a great choice , people are helpful , happy and caring. good luck, ask for help on live chat, to get quick answers
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welcome
wish you all the best
Timmy
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Very thorough video but I’m curious if the process still works if someone clicks the link but ends up purchasing later or through another channel. For example, I myself am a huge online shopper; if I research something but then end up purchasing through the amazon app instead of the direct link 2 days later would that still count?

If I put the item in my cart but don’t buy until later does that count?

I guess I’m wonderif if these purchases get tracked through IP or cookies of something like that.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Olivia;
They say if a person puts an item in their cart and saves it, takes the item before 90 days, you would get credit. But you cannot buy an item yourself, because if your name comes up or address that you gave them when signing up, does not count.

Bill
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Say I am using my laptop and private browsing, I search “Car seats after infancy” and go to a website that shows a whole bunch and their ranking etc... I’m not ready to purchase just yet but I remember “maxi cosi”. A month later I type in “maxi cosi” car seat and find the cheapest price online and purchase from an online store but not through the original link.

Whoever’s website I originally found maxi cosi from wouldn’t get the commission am I right? So really what we are trying to do is get the individual who did the search to buy from your affiliate within the next 90 days from your link and not somewhere else? Or does the “interwebs” track that you went to that site and that’s where you got “maxi cosi” from like inception?

Sorry if that was long or confusing
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jim4781205 Premium
They are tracked by the affiliate link inside the code by your affiliate number I believe. Now if you switch websites to purchase the object you were going to buy. Then someone lost the sale and someone else gained it. Does that make sense?
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Theresmy Premium
Hi you guys,

I did all of this and Im not sure if its the theme I picked but Ive got a whole menu showing on the top of my site thats showing when I log in from another tab out of WA.

https://greensuperfooddrinks.com/

Im looking all over on the customization area to remove it can you help please.

Thanks,

Trease
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brotherdiaz Premium
It is still showing that top menu on my end. Not sure how to remove it. This is a WordPress site?
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brotherdiaz Premium
Not sure if this will help, but a few links regarding the template and what not:

dithemes . com/di-business-free-wordpress-theme-documentation/

wordpress . org/support/theme/di-business
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Salmamaged Premium
So excited already just by setting up the website!

To all those who have taken this path before...When is it worth upgrading to premium? (I'm sure it has a lot to offer!) But I'm talking about someone who can't afford to currently pay 200-300$ without reeally having to. So does there come a time when it is absolutely necessary? Or can one do without it until there is some kind of income from the 1 or 2websites? Thank you!!
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Lestrow Premium
Is there still the offer to get your first month at the reduced price. if there is, it's probably best to go for that. It was only available for the first 7 days, when I started, a few weeks ago. You're going to have to go for it sometime, so might as well get the first month cheaper. I'm unemployed at the moment but went for it and just hope I can afford to continue. But I had to give it a try and you won't get far without it. It takes a lot of time and effort to get a website making any money and for me I couldn't go anywhere without the training.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Salma;
You do not have to spend 200 to 300$ right now. You can go premium for $19 the 1st month as long as you sign up within the first 7 days, after that it would cost $49 a month as you go along.
Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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RobertDoyle Premium
Yes, you probably won't get far without it. The lessons about making money come later--after the first 10 lessons; but those first initial lessons are very important and should be done BEFORE the money-making part comes in. You can technically do without it and ask LOTS of questions, but it will be incredibly difficult. I can't really afford it either, but I'm finding a way by doing odd jobs on the side.
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Salmamaged Premium
oooh! Thanks for pointing that out Robert. I actually didn't realize that only the first 10lessons are available with the starter version till you mentioned it. hmm. Do you know if I do go for premium but run low on finances can I cancel it but still keep my website and account? Or will I just lose everything then?
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Harmattan1 Premium
Kyle, I was trying to sign up using another members link. I went through about 5 or 6 different WA members' sites and I really liked this guys approach and his history. Part of the reason I used his link is because it sounded as though he would be working with me one on one and due to my research on his site I had confidence he would be good to work with.
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Kyle Premium
Take influence with how you were sold on WA and apply that to your niche. If you can help people, and you can help them make an informed decision on something, you can be VERY successful online!

That is something that we are proponents of and that we are going to teach here at WA!
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I would like to create a blog that would help with obesity, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. I personally know about having all these problems at once and have found it hard finding information on the internet about all at one time. I have spent a great deal of time learning all I can on each one of these subjects. I was wondering if this is too broad a subject or should I just focus on one or two of these things?
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katkatskitchen Premium
You are too broad as a general view. However, if you want to combine them all under an age group. I.e. obesity depression anxiety and sleep deeds orders for young mothers or menopausal women or teenage boys then it's not so bad because you are focusing around specific problems for a specific targeted group of people
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Thanks. Really having trouble with this niche thing. I don't really have any hobbies, besides reading and watching tv shows. Other than that I spend my time researching health and wealth topics. I really want to take my time with a niche because I want to know that I have enough information I can write about.
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MozMary Premium
you certainly have enough by the sounds of it, and done so much research already, so you are well set up

those topics you mention certainly could be individual niches but like KatKatsKitchen says, there are ways to see them as categories especially within the holistic world where solving underlying causes can make them all click into place and resolve , and certainly you already have seen them all occur together

you could start with a free site that way you are free to change things up or down as you progress through the training and move your content to an own domain later if you feel you've settled on what you want
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I think if your heart is truly in it and you're creating content that you enjoy, you'll have success with it. It may be a little broad, but it still seems like a great niche to try. Good luck!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Jennifer,

In addition to all the great responses above, I would add this is very important what you said:

"have found it hard finding information on the internet about all at one time"

That means that there's a whole section (niche) that is not filled. That also means that you'll find those low hanging fruit keywords that will bring TONS of traffic to your site.

So, you're in good hands with the niche you want to go with. You can always start with one or two things (this will narrow your niche down) and then expand as your site expands down the road.

Mary's suggestion of starting with a free site is a great one since you can save on buying a custom domain until you feel right about what you've created. Or you can easily just delete the free site and start over.... the free site gives you a testing ground sort of speak.

Please let us know if you have any more questions about picking and choosing a niche! :)
Grace
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katkatskitchen Premium
Jennifer why not use health or wealth as your niche
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Hi, I have focused on health. I combined what I know about Mental and Physical health and came up with what I think is a great niche. But thanks for all the great help.
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Bueno1000 Premium
I have a question I am trying to publish my Private Policy page and I get the following warning:

"We found that your content is not 100% unique. This means that Google may determine that you are publishing duplicate content which could negatively affect your rankings. We suggest modifying your content to make it unique before publishing to a website."

After following everything the video told me to do.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Lawrence;
This happens to me also sometimes, and all I do is change the post name or some of the content in the first paragraph. Wishing you all the best.

Billy C
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Bueno1000 Premium
Thanks Billy I am going to try that.
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feigner Premium
with the privacy policy you should be ticking the noindex box, this means that you are indicating to the search engines you don't want this page in their list of pages.
as a lot of us have the same - or very similar privacy policy you will get this - it is when you get this wwarning while posting articles , that's when you need to change a lot.
good luck with your journey
phil
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Bueno1000 Premium
Thanks feigner I apprecaite the help I hope you have success with your journey as well. :)
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I'm trying to watch the video: "How to make money online - The process explained" but unfortunately, on the initial screen, the following message appears: "No compatible source was found for this media".
How con fix this problem? Which media is WA using in their training modules?

Thank you for your assistance.
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MozMary Premium
there's usually no problem, what device are you using? always try a restart just in case too

here are the transcripts for lesson 2
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I did a restart and it worked. Thank you.
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CPaint Premium
So, I was watching the keyword search video, and doing keyword searches in Jaxy. Some of the results in my search had brand names. My niche is cameras, helping people find the perfect camera for their current needs. I use one specific brand, but that one brand is not the only one on the market. I don't feel like I can truly help someone find a camera to fit their needs by informing them of only what I prefer. I fully intend on having many options on my site. So, when I choose a keyword, should it not involve the brand? Or does each page I write have its own keyword? I'm a little confused at this point.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Crystal.
Each post that you write will have it's own keyword. You can write about the brand that you use and it will actually help you.

You already know about it and it's features, how to utilize them and perhaps the things you can not do with that brand.

You will have to continuously write about it and that is where it helps with knowing about the brand that you are recommending.

You can also do comparisons with similar brands.

I hope this was useful
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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ericcantu Premium
It's ok to use a brand name in a keyword for an individual post because every post you write will have it's own keyword it's focused around :)
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ontherise Premium
Each page/post you write will use different keywords. The keyword will not be the brand name it will be something about cameras in general or photography or something that people want to know about the topic. Hope that helps!

Christine
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CPaint Premium
Thank you!! That helps a lot.
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Hey team,
I'm struggling with the idea that "there is no such thing as choosing the wrong niche". What if there's no market for my desired niche?
My biggest area of interest is freedom - time and psychological freedom particularly, but this could also encompass financial, health, lifestyle and career freedom. I want to focus on the first two, as I have heaps of knowledge and ideas for affiliate marketing, but my initial target market research into time freedom particularly, through both online searches and interviews with potential customers, has generated very few leads. Productivity is meant to be a huge area in the future but I can't really find much in the way of what I want to offer already on the Internet.
Has anyone else had a similar experience but been pleasantly surprised once they dove into their niche??
Looking for some hope :)
Thank you!
Kezia
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Mitala Premium
Hey Kezia.
The reason as to why its often said that there's no such thing as choosing the wrong niche is because there are over 4 Billion people using the internet today and all of them have very varying interests.
If you are interested in something, other people out there are interested in the same thing too.
Just choose the niche that you feel you are most passionate about and Wealthy Affiliate will help you turn it into cash in due time.

Good luck my friend :)
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Kettei Premium
The secret to choosing the right niche is to find one that you're passionate enough about that you can write lots of content for it. :)

I made the mistake, initially, of choosing a very targeted niche. I soon discovered that it made it difficult to write content for it because I soon ran out of ideas for new posts.

I broadened my niche a bit so now I'm able to write more freely and I'm building a site that I love, not just for the wealthy-generating possibility but because it's content I genuinely care about.

If you really care about psychological freedom (and I know I do), then you'll find your site soon becomes a passionate outlet for your interests. :)

Good luck!
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Thank you so much for your reassurance, Mitala. You're so right - if I'm interested, someone else will be interested, too! Cheers! :)
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Kettei, this is so true and such great advice! I've just finished a brainstorm and the content possibilities are endless, so there'll be no problem with writing. I just love that we can do affiliate marketing around our passions! Brilliant! Thank you :)
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Kettei Premium
You're welcome.
Because it's going to be a long-haul before you start generating enough traffic to create an income, it's really important that you're writing about something you love.

And the niche you've selected is ripe with courses, books, ebooks and so on to promote, once you're ready for the affiliate links.
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Thank you, Kettei :)
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Kettei Premium
Please do not self-promote in the general classrooms.
Spamming is not permitted.
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Wow, @sherlock77!! That's absolutely perfect for what I want to do! Thank you so much for sharing this link :) I've been a massive John Assaraf fan for a long time - as a high school teacher, I share his vision board story with all of my students to demonstrate the power of visualisation. Neuroscience is a huge part of what I want to do with my business (I've already built a whole online course around using it for weight loss, and even used John's book as a reference!) and these products are perfect for the affiliate side of the business. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this affiliate business with me, as I doubt I would've found it myself!! :) :)
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KatrinaBone1 Premium
I currently have 2 websites that were built for me, each one with my chosen niche. They are with Shopify. I am unable to access them at this time because I have not been able to keep up with the monthly fee for having them. So, Shopify won't give me access until I start paying my monthly membership again.
My question is...can I have those websites of mine transfered to the platform that WA uses?
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Kyle Premium
The problem is most Shopify stores is that they fail miserably because people do not realize with that website you need to marketing budget to get it off the ground. If you are going to go directly into ecommerce without first having a source of traffic (audience), then you will want a minimum of $10,000 for paid ads which carry a great deal of risk. That is minimum, just for testing and getting your campaign to convert.

That isn't realistic for most folks and something they are not told about before they get into the Shopify (ecommerce/dropshipping) business mdoel.

Here at Wealthy Affiliate you are going to learn how to PROPERLY build a business online, in any niche. You are going to learn all about affiliate marketing and how to earn from over 550 million products/services as an affiliate without dealing with all of the headaches of ecom (shipping, transactions, customer support, refunds, etc). It is a brilliant business model.

The first focus is going to be creating the audience and defining yourself as an authority with in a given niche for category. What you promote at the end of the day is going to be completely up to you, but understanding traffic and how to get it for free (through search engine optimization) is essential for your longevity in business, and sustainability.
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EricAlldritt Premium
There is another important thing to consider as to whether this will be big or not, what percentage of people (globally) even have this training, or one similar to it? For example, if you use the finder function and put in "hours" I only found 119 results (meaning 119 people commented within a 23 hour period). That may sound like a lot, but for a 23-hour period (1 day) that is small. For if you multiply that by 365 days a year, 119*365=43,435 people every year. Compared to the fact that 4 billion globally, as of right now use the internet (http://www.internetlivestats.com/). Based on those numbers, .001% of individuals are even actively engaged in this training. That is a really small percentage, wouldn't you say? As for those other numbers, all you need is a small share of that pie to make some money. Also, we will all be different niches, so it is not like we will even need to be competing with each other, instead we should work together. In other words, if you go through with all this training and really commit to it, a sustainable online income will come before you know it and you will be part of an elite minority that knows how to make money online.
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onmyownterms Premium
Tfhis is a great observation, backed by statistics, love it!
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EricAlldritt Premium
Thank you @onmyownterms! I know that some people trying the free version may be having doubts, but literally, all the resources are right here. If I may give a story, let us say we are all digging for buried treasure. With Wealthy Affiliate, they tell us where to dig, we as individuals just have to do the digging. It may be a deep treasure, but with enough effort, gold awaits.
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onmyownterms Premium
I love that analogy.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Eric!
Great observation!
Thanks for sharing!
I am free to follow you! Feel free to follow me back if you want!
Best regards!
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flowerlyn Premium
Hello Sir,

In the Creating Initial Website Content, I've click the Website, then the Site Content,
Now, the problem is, (Site) Content / Tour (Streamline Your Writing and etc,) appeared this way.

It is not as Kyle's presented video, I can't find the "My Site Content, Writing Stats, Templates and etc.

Did I missed something in the previous training?
I'm hoping for your help desperately.

Love lots,
Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Lyn,
When you click on Websites to your left, and then click on SiteContent you will click on Create new. This will be when you can choose template and then choose the template you want to use.
Ex. Keyword Rich Review etc.

Let me know if this doesn't help.
I can take screenshots if you need me to : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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flowerlyn Premium
Thank you very much Lee Ann!

I'll do it now, I'll let you know if it works.

Love lots,
Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Aw you are very welcome my friend : )
Just let me know.
Lee Ann
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flowerlyn Premium
Hello Lee Ann,

I did not work, it is the same as the first one, only the Site Content / Tour.

Hoping for your kind help,
Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Lyn,
Are you able to take a screenshot to show me what you are seeing once you click on websites=>site content?

Lee Ann
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flowerlyn Premium
Lee Ann,
I don't know what to do of showing a screenshot. I 'll love to if you'll instruct me to do it.

Lee Ann, this is my first post and not familiar on online business.
I really appreciate your help.

Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Lyn,
No worries my friend. I was a complete beginner when I first started as well. Which is why I try to help others. I have been on the receiving end many times. It is no problem and is my pleasure to help you.
We will get this figured out, ok?
I am going to take some screen shots to see if you might be missing a step.
If not, what type of device are you using just in case we need you to take screenshots?
Lee Ann
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flowerlyn Premium
Thanks again, Lee Ann.

Best,
Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok. I hope this will help you. I am adding the screenshots in order but I have the number order listed in the screenshots as well : )
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flowerlyn Premium
Lee Ann,
I followed the steps, but in the fourth step it appeared different, it is Site Content / Tour.

Thanks Lee Ann.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok, did it happen to look like this?
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flowerlyn Premium
It is not like that, it is not site content template, it is site content tour.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hmm. I don't understand how you are getting a "tour".
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Lyn,
Did you create your website name/domain name?
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flowerlyn Premium
I deeply appreciated your time in helping on this Lee Ann.
Do you think I missed something in the training process, if so I'll need to go over from the start?

Thanks a lot,
Lyn
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Did you do this part of the training yet