Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

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

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

Here is a photo of us and our families below (me and my family on LEFT, Carson and family on RIGHT). :)



Our goal in the early stages here is EARN your trust and help you get moving in the right direction with your business. We realize that the industry is full of companies that are not all that trustworthy and it has been our mission over the past 16 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 16 year period we have helped close to 2.3 MILLION people during this time!

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

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

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

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

(1) Anyone Can Accomplish Success Online. There are now over 4.75 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 and leverage to create a business online. Members here at WA succeed at the highest rate out of any platform online!

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

(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 very simple at it's core. There is a 4-step business building process that 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.

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, and over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate.

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! It is a true "earn while you learn" environment.

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 are 100,000's of people here within WA at any given moment and many, MANY experts. If you need help, please ask! Go to the dashboard and leave a question, or you can contact me directly here.

PS. Carson and I (Kyle) help people all day, so don't be afraid to reach out to me even if it is to say "hi".

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 Training tab in the upper 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 "Continue 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 here at Wealthy Affiliate. We are 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 Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA" 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.

Click the video below to start watching.

 

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 next task is to set-up your Wealthy Affiliate account. Here is video walking you through the process it. It is fairly straightforward and only requires a few steps.

 


Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate profile only includes three items:

1. Adding a profile image (can be anything you want, including one of the default options)

2. Add a profile description. Again, you are in control. Share something about yourself, your interests, and perhaps why you are here at WA (and your goals online)

3. Set Goals. Set some "money" goals for yourself here at WA. This is going to be great for motivation moving forward, but also will naturally lead to much more achievement.

You can also edit your profile at any time, by going directly to your profile page.

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.

Goals are important for achievement and success, so we recommend that you set these early on. And don't worry, as time goes on you can and likely will be setting new goals as you make progress!

One More Thing...

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

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

Do we have a deal? :)

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

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson

PS. When you are done your tasks, simply check them off below and then move onto the next lesson. And if you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments below.

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. Complete the Account Set-up Process on your profile (image, description, goals)
3. Have a look at the Premium Membership Offer


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Basia43 Premium
As a premium member I would like to build a website where I have more options and control rather than the free website option here. I just need to clarify one thing regarding the other 2 options. The second option is for people who already purchased other domain outside wealthy affiliate? Meaning if I want a better website and more options and I never had a website before, I can choose only the third options? Am I correct? Thank you for your help in advance 🙏
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feigner Premium
you don't have to buy outside of wa ...if you click on websites and then sitedomains then you can buy a domain from there...
what do you mean by more options and control on your site...
if you are looking at more control of the styling then that is down to the theme on your site....
more control, like a cpanel... nope this is managed hosting and what you see in sitemanager is all you get whether on a siterubix or a domain you own...
be aware that sitedomains can only offer com, org and net ...if you want a country specific you will need to search outside wa...
good luck
phil
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IvanBroz Premium
The first option is for people who want to build a free website on a sub-domain.

The second option is for people who already purchased a domain INSIDE Wealthy Affiliate and now want to activate it and build a website.

The third option is to buy your own domain through Wealthy Affiliate and include it into your hosting package that is included with a Premium membership.

In your case, you want to choose the third option (Register a Domain) 👍
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jghwebbrand Premium
The real issue is free domain name vs paid domain name. WA offers both. WA gives you a free domain website to start with so your can learn how this works without obligation.

A WA Paid Domain Name gives you the freedom to choose your own WP theme and Design your domain name website as you choose.

Where you buy your domain name has no influence on freedom WA gives you complete freedom to design your paid domain name websites as you choose. WA gives you the same freedom as any third party domain name registrar unless a third part registrar gives you a hard time in pointing the DataName Servers to WA hosting..

The issue is free domain website vs Paid domain name website.
We see you are a Paid Premium member so would recommend you purchase your domain name from WA and let them be your domain name registrar the cost to purchase a Domain name through WA is very competitive and ends up being cheaper than those who offer a first year discount.

Buying a domain name through WA gives you ultimate freedom to build your website. - You chose the Wordpress theme, design, features and affiliate programs.

Here is some more detail about WA domain names and hosting. We have been with WA for over 10 years and are so satisfied. They have exceeded our expectations.

WA Platform links
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

Here is further information about the 3 WA membership types.
WA Memberships And Their Features
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you for clarifying that. So basically you are saying to choose option 3? That's what I thought as I don't see the point to go down on any independent road if I'm already a member of this community and they offer everything I need, I just wasn't sure which option is this.

Kind regards
Barbara
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Basia43 Premium
Ah I was wrong, it's a second optin 'domain I owe' if I want to purchase from WA?
Bit confused with this sorry :-)
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, doing everything on the WA platform really does work best, including the purchase of domain names.

It is so important to ask for clarification when confusion exists because a mistake can be costly. The community is here to help you make good decisions and answer your questions.

Glad you are a Paid Premium member.

We wish you much success.
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jghwebbrand Premium
WA is so well integrated as a platform. That is the value of growing your online business with this platform and buying your domain name through WA Things work so seamlessly.

Cheers
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you :-)
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Basia43 Premium
Thanks Ivan. That means my option is only the third one if I want more features themes etc but not having any domain purchased yet from WA.
I looked into the themes and it's so many, really overwhelming. I don't even know what to choose at this stage. Even if I have a niche I haven't figured out yet the content so I'm not sure how I should choose.
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feigner Premium
go for a popular one ... personally i would advise blocksy for a free theme or if you are going to pay for a premium one a lot go for generatepress....
but maybe start with blocksy and see how you get on
anothre is kadence...
but keep it plain and get content on there..3 0or so articles then come back and think about tyling it...not the other way around ...that way google can work on your site and it doesn't care ( too much) about how you style it....
and you can start getting visitors looking for your content...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can however starting out you need to get a head start on adding content as it is the bulk of our sites and takes the longest to get noticed and ranked in the search engines.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process.

However if you already own domain and has content on it, you need reach out to support for further instructions how to migrate site to WA servers.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Third option if you want to register a new domain with WA, hosting is included with your premium subscription to the platform.

You can use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And a godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com. And make sure it is spelled correctly as it cannot be edited once purchased.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

You can use Jaaxy fo find something suitable and along the metrics would also search if the dot com domain is available

Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better. Starter sites SEO greater than 95.


https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
As for theme options,

The majority here uses the GeneratePress theme.

GeneratePress (or so a theme) is extremely light, fast, well coded, SEO optimised, flexible, adaptable and customisable

Or you may try

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

You can also review below resource about other options Hope this helps and thank you for your notes.
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you for your advice 🙏
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Basia43 Premium
Appreciate for the useful tips!
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michaelw777 Premium
I would just suggest you buy a .com here. It will make it easier for future. And that way; if you have any questions on your website? It will be a Wealthy Affiliate Website; and you will be able to get more help.

Hope this helps and encourages?

And a .com here is about $15.00 maybe plus tax. Not too expensive. And that is yearly.
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Can Someone Please Help Me & Tell Me How Do I Get To Build a Business Website Here On the Wealthy Affiliate Platform ? Also, Why Won't It Let Me Watch the Training For How to Earn Money Per Each Click, Does Anybody Know Why I Can't Watch It? I'm Wanting To Find Ways to Make Money From Home That Are Free, Can I Do That On HERE or Not? Please & Thanks Soo Very Much for Your Time & Help, I Greatly Appreciate It Bunches!!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I go to Site Builder

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

Tutorial Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You need be a Premium Plus subscriber to view a premium plus webinar.

For the first seven days you can test drive platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however 9totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you ought to choose a target audience, folks who resonate with you and can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content However, we always recommend starting out with own niche vs the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) as the latter is a lot harder and more competitive, you would need to write 300 to 400 articles before you are able scratch the surface. (vs. 100 articles own niche)

You'd also need to do the whole Bootcamp in its entirety before you can commence with your site.

Recommendation is to focus on ONE niche at a time, even Kyle himself would recommend the same.

To learn more Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hello. We are delighted to meet you and so glad to have you hear. This is a training platform with tools and support also.

You get a free siterubix.com website to use for building your online business , Before building your website it is important to choose the topic (niche) for your website. But since you requested to building your website right away here. is the link,
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build Please choose ""Free Domain".

Looks like today may be your first day. Exciting.
You are starting out as a free Starter member. The first 7 days you have access to the Paid Premium training, tools and support as well so you can see what is available should you choose to become a paid Premium member you will know what is here and can experience support as well.

Here's a summary of what the training will teach you.

Success online is broken down into 4 basic steps. How to Create an Online Business - The 4 Steps It looks like this: Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs signing up for and adding affiliate links to your posts)

These steps apply to absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

We wish you much success.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If yow choose to start the training from the beginning rather than jump ahead to building a website here is the link./ WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. The Online Entrepreneur Training is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We do wish you much success.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you need some tips on choosing a niche for the website you wished to build, here are some tips (lesson 3)

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how tos, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).

We wish you well in choosing your niche.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; some stuff is free when you first sign up. But, before you can get everything. You have to pay a little. If you can't watch later videos? You may have to sign up? It is $19.00 for the first month. And then $49.00 for the following months. You can wait for a deal too. And you have to pay about $15.00 for your .com website.

I hope I have not scared you off? But, if you want? Just stay free until there is a deal.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Lilbitzz716 Premium
Thank you this was helpful
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DanielGroulx Premium
I created an About me post. I published it on my website with private access only for now. Meta Title and Meta Description are both good and green. The post shows up in the POSTS window. Now I want to move it to my header menu as shown in the tutorial, but it won't show up in the ADD MENU ITEMS of the MENUS window, however hard I check that everything is right. Am I missing anything?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
Why are you marking your about me page as Private access.

If you are concerned about its content, you can use the following as a guide. Your About Me post needs a status of "published" then you can got to posts section for choosing an item and add it to your menu.

Search engines are going to want an About Me to crawl for your site.
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Update the access as it cannot be seen by your visitors in it's private mode
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DanielGroulx Premium
The content is only draft. I am learning and I want to be able to use the interface before anything else. Right now it doesn't work.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Thanks for your reply. No problem with the content. I just have an issue with the interface.
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From your admin dashboard, select appearance from the side bar and select menu from the drop-down list.
Navigate through to post and drop it,that's where your post is and you can add it to your menu.
I hope you find this helpful.
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DanielGroulx Premium
I don't know what you mean by dropping it from the POSTS menu. There doesn't seem to be any dropping option. However, the post now showed up in the ADD MENU ITEMS box, so I could transfer it to the menu. The red lock still appears in the MENU NAME box however. This doesn't show in the tutorial. I asked WA about this and am actually wainting for their reply.
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DanielGroulx Premium
I didn't read your message quite well at first, but I was doing as you said. I got an email from WA saying to try it again. They unblocked it. That is why it works now. Thanks for helping!
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jghwebbrand Premium
You have to "keep your post published" to apply it to your navigation menu.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

An about me is typically a post and it goes in your Primary menu as per training. Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
For an about me post, there's no minimum, you can write as many words as you like on your “About Me” post. I would elaborate as much as possible. This is the first contact your visitors have with your site, they want to know the founder, what's the site about, can they establish rapport and above all can they trust the site and is it content worthy and user experience friendly. What would be your USP (unique selling point) - Think of it when you walk in a store, what would you like to see and what would your first impression be. If it doesn't hold to your standards you'd leave, same with your about me page, if the visitor doesn't feel at ease, they will click away.

You can also promote WA on your About Me post if you were to choose your own interest / hobby niche. You may then include a paragraph middle of page or towards end, adding few features about the benefits of joining the WA platform and there you can hyperlink your own unique affiliate link which you can fetch via the $ sign top menu. If you happen to have created it as a page you can easily switch it back to a post by using the Post Type Switcher.

You may add that to your Plugins as you are a premium member.

In quick edit, you can select whether you want it a post or a page, and update changes. Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We do hope you got your issue solved.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Yep! It was just confused by the fact that the Site Name had been imported with the other data. The site itself was not confused.😜
Thanks for caring!!
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if I wanted to use a video on my web page to make it more interesting, for example from YouTube. is it possible to get something from the video owner for the traffic?

also is it possible to see a website made by a premium member just to see what is possible if I go premium. I have only just started but don't really get the page I have now.
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feigner Premium
within the training at a higher level you are shown how to embed a video onto your page...
as a starter you can do this but it may slow your site down as you cannot add plugins to help delay the loading....
but to add the video you goto youtube and find the share button ...normally under the video...
click on that and then click on the embed video...
copy the code...
come back to your page and add ( click the + at hte top left) a html block...
paste the code in there and click preview and you will see hte video thumbnail...
when searching on google you probably have come across sites made by members, almost anything is possible...
try having a look at some of the sites in the comments thread have fun
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - although you can use a YouTube video on your website, you won't receive any compensation from the owner.

If a member wishes to share their website, it will be on their profile page, but you would have to be in their network to see it.

Or you can take a look at the comment request thread. To be honest, the websites built here are no different from any you might see on the internet.

In fact, you may have already seen some WA websites when doing a Google search but wouldn't see them as being any different from any other site.

Keep on rocking!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes. after your have the basics of your website set up and you have niche content posts added you can embed a YouTube video in your post. Youtube videos can be placed in your posts making sure the owner gets the credit and that is it Using someone else's Youtube video in your post will not give you the Youtube owners traffic. Some visitors may click to the Youtube owner's website, but the majority of the time they won't. Youtubes are a way to visualize what your post is addressing and are very effective.

As for WA members examples. Here are some of Kyles websites: realdealaffiate.com;
Jays, WA webinar instructor: standingworkplace.com and homesafetylab.com (just started).

We wish you much success.
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Good question.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I make sure the YouTube video is relevant and of good content, it has an embed share and as far proceeds no, however there's chance your visitors may click on it and watch it in YouTube, and follow the YouTuber who posted it.

Please also be aware that you cannot edit any part of the video, you'd have to share it as is.

To view other peoples' work, same as the others have mentioned, however more I would go to Google and insert

Niche + wealthy affiliate

Examples
https://rvsandtents.com/
https://www.dreamgrow.com/

Hope this helps.
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CDavidse Premium
I have so many niche ideas, and I`m not sure which on to choose, I really passionate about fitness, and Recently discovered how awesome Jump rope is and i was thinking of going into that, because it narrows it down quite nicely as the fitness niche itself is massive.
The other one is music, and I`d like some advice here on what would be the easiest to market. Instruments and accessories or ablums and LPs as many people have started getting into record collection again.

some advice would be great.
thank you!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in fitness
Aerobic fitness techniques for beginners

https://blog.feedspot.com/fitness_blogs/

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/fitness-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-fitness-equipment-affiliate-programs/

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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CDavidse Premium
great, thak you for this advice, will definitely keep this in mind
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.

Let us know what have you decided and when needing help or having further questions, we're help to help anyway we could.
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CDavidse Premium
I`m going with Jump ropes, did some looking and it could work *holding thumbs*
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. So great to meet you.
Glad to hear you have a lot of interests.
Which one of your interests are you most passionate about? And have the most knowledge about and want to help people with?

From our perspective Album collection is difficult because people have their own outlets where they purchase and want to see what they are buying - the condition and if it the original artist...

Doing something with jump ropes sounds promising.

So after you decide your focus it is important to identify the audience you with to help because you will be writing 100+ posts about your chosen niche.

To help you discover the viability of your idea, here are some sites that tell you questions people ask about your niche idea.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some general niche tips you can apply to your interests.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how tos, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).

We wish you well in choosing your niche.
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CDavidse Premium
Thank you for this advice, I`ve been brainstorming for most of the day, these site really help
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jghwebbrand Premium
So glad this helps.
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