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 15 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 15 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, 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! :)

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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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I am in lesson 8 and do not understand why My test site looks nothing like your site. Where (on what lesson) do you get a Theme?

I actually want my site to look exactly like yours right now and it doesn't. I will alter, play with it, screw it up, change it many times while learning but I want the initial site to look like yours. I am assuming that I missed something but every review fails to find a theme (look a like) for your sample site.
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DValentine Premium
Hey Bob
If you go to your website's back office you can get a new theme like this:
Appearance>Themes>Add New>do a search for 'Hiero'>install>activate.
Hiero is the name of the theme that Kyle uses in his basketball website.

However...

As you are at Starter level you may not be able to get a new theme until you become a premium member - although this may have changed.

I hope that helps
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jghwebbrand Premium
As a free starter member you are using the theme Generatepress. All starter members use this theme. Some of the training videos show usage of the theme Herro, As a starter member you cannot change your theme.

Recently WordPress was updated to version 5.8. It shows the new design trend -- widgets displaying below the content posts. So yours will look somewhat different.

Also I am not sure what your settings are for
Wordpress backoffice -> settings -> reading.
Options 1) Latest 10 posts 2) Static page or 3) Static post.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

As a starter, you'd get the GeneratePress theme and few others within your WordPress sites back office in Appearance > Themes.

However Kyle in this instance is using the Hierro theme which you cannot fetch as you are a starter.

Starters are limited to what they can do, they cannot install new themes, plugins or contact support.

However so the functionalities are same but looks different.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
And no you have not missed anything, you are right on track.

What I'll do just keep following on the lessons, ticking checklists as I go along, tasks and activities asked of me to set up properly.

You're doing great.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Yemcom2021 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Please, help me with the following:
1) To place specific stuff on my home page. I'm not yet conversant with the Rubix Editor, or is it the Classic Editor? Unlike with the Elementor or Colibri Editors/Themes accustomed to.
2)How can I recover part of my written post?
3) I don't quite understand the difference between a Pos and Page. According to you, Post is linked to blogs, but I don't quite get the mission of a Page; something about STATIC PAGES?

Thanks in advance.
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DValentine Premium
Hey Pedro
Pages vs Posts
Pages 'tend' to be hard facts - like your Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure. They do not need to have 'comments' left on them by visitors.
Posts are more your 'opinion' about something - your view of the subject and they are the beginning of conversations you have with your visitors and so you want them to create comments.

Static Pages
Static pages in Wordpress are homepages ( a 'homepage' is usually the 1st piece of content someone sees when they type your url into their browser bar) that do NOT have regularly upf=dated content (such as blog posts). They are 'static' and their subject matter can be whatever you want them to be.

Post Recovery
If you have published your content through SiteContent you cannot edit it through SiteContent; any editing needs to be done through your website's back office.

Themes & Editors
Once you have a website created you can change the theme at any time. In your site's 'back office' do the following steps:
Appearance>Themes>Add New>search for 'Colibri'>Choose the theme>Install>Activate.
Elementor is a plugin, I believe, so, again to your site's back office and follow:
Plugins>Add new>Search for elementor>install now

I hope that helps
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jghwebbrand Premium
1) How do you have your WordPress backup Office set up
WordPress backup Office -> scroll down left hand column look for SETTINGS -> Reading.

You will see you can set it as Static for a Page you create or a Post you create. or you can have the last 10 posts appear.

Have you created posts or pages yet?

2) Where di you create your Post? in Site Content or in WordPress. Regardless of where you created you content you must "save it in draft or publish it". If you used the WA Site Content when you publish it you can find it in your Wordpress back office -> Posts.

3) Think of pages as your static content or one-off kind of content that will seldom need changing. These would be your timeless content. Posts on the other hand are your blog entries or dynamic content that gets added regularly

With that being said, if you have content that you want to categorized Wordpress provides that feature with "Posts" only.

I don't know where you are in the training so some of this may be confusing yet.
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Yemcom2021 Premium
Hi DValentine! Thanks so much. I'm so grateful.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can use Site Content editor

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content

That's websites tab top menu and then choosing site content from the drop down menu. Or if in directly in WordPress you may toggle between the classic and block editor, in settings > writing and choose which one resonates better with you.

However the classic might reach a stage where it is no longer supported so may want to learn the block editor sooner.

And of course there's site builders and as you mention, Elementor, Divi, Beaver etc.

With those you need edit within.

If you have Elementor installed and activated on your WordPress and when opening a new post / page you may click edit with Elementor button top.

If you start editing in Elementor, then you need carry on editing in Elementor.

Furthermore,

If you edited a document in site content and published it, future edits has to be done in WordPress. Site content and WordPress work independently.

I'd place my images in a document in site content and publish it to my site. it will be added to my WordPress media library. Then delete the “temporary image” doc in site content so that it does not get indexed as well.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Pages / Posts are found under their respective tabs in your WordPress sites back office.

Pages are static while posts are included in your blog roll. Latest post showing first, however you may wish to make some sticky i.e. they always appear top above all.

To do this, you'd go to quick edit and mark post as sticky, you can mark more than one.

A page

Static content, for example, Affiliate Disclosure, Privacy Policy, and perhaps a contact us.
Content has commercial intent and wanting convert readers to clients
Not listed by date, can't be categorized or tagged
Plan to make it an evergreen resource
Pointing AdWords traffic to it (a landing page)
Include it in a hierarchy under other pages by making one the parent of the other, creating a group of pages
Set it up as my Homepage

A post

Informational updates about a specific topic
Posts listed in reverse chronological order and can be tagged, categorized, and even archived
Dynamic and constantly changing to my end-users
Non-clients / non leads to consuming my information and review posts.
Serialize content for more readers, creativity, increased productivity, mastery of knowledge, and more conversions.

Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.


Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Yemcom2021 Premium
Hi DValentine, thanks for your detailed explanation.
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Yemcom2021 Premium
My God! Which one is Site Content again, that's different than WP? Wow, long way to go with these things? Would one spot the difference when writing?

Thanks, AbieAJ, for asking. I'm kicking, and excited about learning new things but less apprehensive because I know I'm in good hands with you guys around.
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astrutin Premium
I am considering using an interest of mine, the stock market, as the basis of my niche. I want to help individuals with little or no experience get involved so they can make more money off their investments. Interest rates are very low these days so traditional investments are not paying out very much. Is there potential for this niche? Any comments gratefully appreciated.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, you can make commissions that way.

You can check this out by doing a browser search.

Stick market + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).
Trading + + Affiliate program

I see you have defined your audience and purpose. Beginners so they can make more money.. All niches need an audience and
purpose.

Here's some general niche information that may help you..

How To Choose A Niche.
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.

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

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

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 Need Some Niche Ideas
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astrutin Premium
Thanks very much for your reply. Looks like lots of really good info. Will keep me busy for a while.

Adrian
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's a great niche to be in however may be 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 acover 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 stock market

You 'd want discuss perhaps issues in relation to

Common stock.
Preferred stock.
Large-cap stocks.
Mid-cap stocks.
Small-cap stocks.
Domestic stock.
International stocks.
Growth stocks and for beginners or another specific group.

https://blog.feedspot.com/stock_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. 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.

Possible programs

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-stock-trading-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-forex-penny-stock-affiliate-programs/

Or

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

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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I need help on building a website URL that's going to stand out in SEO searches. I think I don't have the best Google keywords so I can match my website. I have visibility and ranking in mind.

I have written few statements that help me to work around different niches. For now I'll just share two. But my question is how do I build a URL name around these many ideas?

Statements:
1. I love and enjoy hiking and I want to help other hikers build a proper hiking gear from start to "end" by buying the right hiking gear for dry or wet summer or winter to have them enjoying a safe and fun filled adventure.
2. I love children and I want to help parents buy equipment that ensures safety around the home... (I also like talking about how they can ensure developmentally parenting practices, help them explore safe home cooking ideas that go from 5-10 minutes of preparation. I love teaching them, I love planning nice picnics etc. (I had started a Facebook page about True Parenting and have just been using Canva for my content, but it's a small baby though.)
3. I love essential oils. I also love nice bags (backpacks, duffels, sachets, purses, traveling bags), men and women blazers, lace wigs. (Some of these things I have already been doing but never here on any social media.)
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jghwebbrand Premium
You have three terrific niche ideas here (and some others). Each of your niche ideas needs a separate website (URL Domain name.)

First off. It is nice to include your niche idea in your domain name (URL) but it does not affect SEO any more. So you can use any name that you like. Though we prefer to use our niche idea in the domain name.

You may find some domain name ideas at
Leandomainsearch.com

As a starter member you can only do one free site, so I would recommend you choose the niche that you are most passionate about, know the most about and want to help people with.

You can name your free siterubvix.com url what you want. If you become a premium member then you can buy a dot com domain name and MOVE your free website to it. The MOVE is done with the push of a button and it moves your content, images, theme and everything. It is so seamless. We use it and like it.
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This is powerful and easy-to-use info. Thank you very much 😊
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are most welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are most welcome.
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I am happy and smiling because my website in now official 😊
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Hello! Hello! Did you hear? My website is now official. I'm so excited. Team WA, bravo!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You need aim for ONE subject focused niche site with a specific group of people. If me I would go for what resonates best 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.

Those are great niches 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.

You may like to think what those essential oils can do for a specific group, who would benefit most from what you have to offer.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to acover 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 hiking

day hiking
overnight hikes or weekenders
backpacking
backpacking options
fastpacking
solo hiking
hike in a class
and beginners, over forty hiking community etc

https://blog.feedspot.com/hiking_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. 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.

Possible programs

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-hiking-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-outdoor-gear-affiliate-programs/

Or

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

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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AbieAJ Premium Plus
How to choose a domain name

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. Starters are limited to 30 searches.


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

However so,

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $14 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager, an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers.

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

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

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Congrats on your site.

Next step is getting it indexed, and to start bulling content.

Much obliged and best wishes.
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IanChen Premium
I've been always stuck on the finding niche problems. The thing is I am passionate about making blog on self-improvement niche (I'd probably have to narrow it down to self-love or sth) Though I always hear that it's kinda hard making money out of that industry since people there usually don't really come to purchase products and they're only seeking for motivation or sth that keep them moving through their days. So the question is do you think I should still go with this niche or is it better to change to a more profitable niche. Because before starting out making website out of it, I'd want to make sure the niche is sth I am passionate about and also help me earn profit in the long run too.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It can be challenging to make money on your suggested niche. You could use books and courses as products.

Since you are at the beginning stages of choose a niche I am attaching things that may give you other option ideas.

How To Choose A Niche.
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.

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

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

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 Need Some Niche Ideas
How To Find Your Passion
If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
List of 3000 niches
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IanChen Premium
Thank you for the advice and I'm really appreciated for the info you have provided. Anyways I'm wondering if it's a good idea to start out with 2 websites at the same time? One is pure out of my passion and the other one just seem to be more profitable according to my opinion. Just in case my first website doesn't work out I'd still have another one to work on? What do you think?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Can you monetize the one you are passionate about?

Are there affiliate programs for the one you are passionate about?

You can do a browser search.
Your niche + Affiliate program + location (location is optional)

Are you sure there is no way to monetize your passion idea..


If there is no way to monetize your most passionate idea I would start with the other one first. Here's why we say only one website at t time. - You will be researching, and ideally writing 100+ original content posts each 1000+ words. When you start your website you want to consistently add new posts so Google sees your routine. Your posts will get crawled faster and your ranking will grow. You will need to leave time to learn new things as you go too. At least for the first 6 months working on one website is highly advised. You want your website to have the best possible outcome. As you grow a following your website visitors will come to expect new content. Adding new content grows your website ranking and traffic and ultimately your earnings.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

"Personal development - self improvement" isn’t a niche. It’s an industry. You’d want to get more specific with what audience you’re helping and what goal within the personal development niche you’re helping with. Time management? Sales training? Law of attraction? Habit formation? Making vision boards?

The problem is some people try to do it all then it becomes hard to sell anything because you don’t have enough people who have the same interests." I'd certainly narrowed it down and cover one specific aspect, when your site starts developing traffic, traction and authority you can then scale.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
However so I would always go with ONE subject focused niche that best resonates with me.

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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.

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Has to be drill down and focused, 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.

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.

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. 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.

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

See example blog post below You can try the 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

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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IanChen Premium
Thank for your advice! I'd take in consideration
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IanChen Premium
I want to start out with self-love and self-confidence as a niche. Do you think I still have to narrow it down or can I just go with that?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Self help and self love can still be broad. It all depends on how you are providing a solution to help people. What is your solution focus.
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