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We're a community of over 2.7 million people who are passionate about helping each other succeed online. We know that starting an online business can be overwhelming, but we're here to make it easy.

Here's how it works:

  1. Choose an interest. What are you passionate about? Cooking? Travel? Fitness? Whatever it is, we can help you turn it into a profitable online business.
  2. Build a website. We'll show you how to create a beautiful, professional website that will make you look like a pro.
  3. Get traffic. We'll teach you how to get free traffic to your website so that you can start making money right away.
  4. Monetize your website. There are many ways to make money with your website, including advertising, affiliate marketing, and selling your own products or services.

We know that you can achieve success online, and we're here to help you every step of the way and we are the top recommended platform in the industry for a reason, we built our reputation off of HELPING people just like yourself succeed online.

Here is a quick diagram breaking down the process.

Also, I have created a "walkthrough" video, to help you navigate your way around the community. You can watch this video below by clicking the PLAY button.


I highly recommend that you use this, as it will show you around and help you navigate the initial tools, training, and support lines you will be using in the early stages of yoru business.

If you have any questions as you are going through the video, jump into the comments are below this lesson and we wil help you out.

Speaking of which...

Getting Help Here Within WA!

We want you to make us a promise. 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.

Second, if you ever need a hand with ANYTHING at all as you move forward, please ask for help. You can leave a comment below, or you can jump into a live chat on the Activity Dashboard at any point.

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

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

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I'm debating between 2 niches, one I'm very passionate about, and another is one the wife and I talked about that we know people shop for these products online a bunch, because we do the same.

What would be the best way to go about this in the beginning? Eventually I would love to have them both going
TheAbie Premium Plus
You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.
jazzyj12 Premium
I agree I would choose the niche that you best relate to because it would come to you naturally when creating content.
Kyle Premium Plus
I would suggest you choose the one that resonates with you the most, you just need to define your starting point...and through time you can be involved with MANY different niches.

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

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience.

Also, I recommend that you use the Niche Finder AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform here at WA:

If you plug your ideas in there, you are going to get lots of concepts for narrowed down niches. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
KOsterbur Premium
My Niche is a broad Niche to begin with as it covers A LOT. It's super hard to narrow down and focus on one aspect of it. Is this doable and can you go from there? I will definitely have a lot of work on my hands and time to put into it which is fine, because it is my passion and my drive to do this. Not worried about work or time. Just wondering if anyone has ever had a Niche that covers a lot that you can't just narrow down to a few little things and made it work?
johncruz Premium
I actually always do that. I go broad when picking a domain and niche, then start with a smaller part of that niche and then expand later. That way, I can have a site that will last for many years to come, rather than getting stuck with something too narrow. You're on the right track, so keep it going!
TheCatherine Premium Plus
As we discussed in chat this niche is massive and it is your passion. Your passion not because it is fashionable or because you want to be seen it is because you have a vested interest in it. Just go for it, but start with one aspect and write 20 articles, then choose another aspect and then write another 200 articles. You will get there. When it is done send me a pm or put something on my profile page and I will leave a comment for you
KOsterbur Premium
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that and didn't think of starting that way. I will do that here in a little bit. Have to make supper for the kiddos here and get them off to church for youth group and when I'm back from dropping them off I will get the start of it going.
TheAbie Premium Plus
So what is your niche?
KOsterbur Premium
Human/Child Trafficking
TheAbie Premium Plus
Yep I was made aware :)
187345 Premium
Ok here are my questions in relation to the Niche Finder tool. Is this just supposed to be a simple tool that gives general ideas on potential niches without regard to search volume, interest, potential of the phrase for monetization, etc?

Also what happens when you run out of "searches"? Do you have to purchase more? If so, for how much?

And jumping ahead a bit, a similar question for Jaaxy. When I go to it, it asks me to sign up and says I have so many free uses (I believe it may have been 30). Do I have to pay more after that? If so, how much?

For context, I just rejoined as a premium member after having been gone for several years so the way everything works here now is very new to me.

Thank you
TheAbie Premium Plus
Searches get renewed monthly at 50 each month on the day you signed up to the platform.

Check out Kyle's Vlog -------------

You need to click the QSR manually each time to reveal a figure value, as Jaaxy Lite is included with a premium subscription to the platform.

If that's not it.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try the URL in a different browser or mobile device.'s-Cache

If that doesn't solve it.

You may go to

Under WA settings, click options and make sure your email is connected to Jaaxy.

And if that doesn't solve it.

You need to reach out to Kyle on their profile space.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the Niche Finder is just a brainstorming tool, to help you come up with ideas to narrow down your niche.

You are given 50 searches per month, these will be renewed each month, you can't buy any extra.

As a Premium member, you should have unlimited searches with Jaaxy, it should be connected to your account already.

Click on your profile photo at the top right of the screen, and go to Account Settings.

Check if the email address within Jaaxy, is the same as your WA account.
187345 Premium
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
187345 Premium
Thank you for the help!
TheAbie Premium Plus
You're welcome :)
Is this method all about creating website, driving traffic through SEO in google to the website and make money from affiliates and ads posted on website? How about generating leads through ads on FB, IG and other social media platform to direct traffic to opt in page or landing page via sales funnels and earning commissions through other people's courses?

Just want to know what works best and what is scalable or may be both methods can be applied? Little confused by looking at different methods people are applying nowadays. Thanks
TheAbie Premium Plus
You can do that. However, it is better to know if a website is making money, then you can leverage it with ads building more sales and revenue.

Initially, I would run with SEO, and as soon as your website is making commissions, you may reinvest your proceeds with ads if you so wish.

Also, please be aware with ads alone, as soon as you stop paying; the traffic stops; however, if you have an SEO-optimized website, you will find that traffic will continue.

Of course, there are other ways to monetize your website, by ad networks, for example, provided it services compelling information content to your readers and visitors.

I hope this helps.
My question is can you do this affiliate thing faceless and nameless?
I am not one for putting my face out there etc or my name even and so that’s why I’ve never felt like I could do this. I don’t even use social media except for a private personal account
TheAbie Premium Plus
You can, however, when you draft your About Me page, you are meant to instill trust in your readership and your website visitors; you are sharing your journey with them and promoting solutions to their issues. People follow people. They do not follow corporations.

You can, for example, do YouTube reviews showing your hands. However, the personal touch adds to the equation.

The way I see it, if folks like you, they will purchase from you.
Kyle Premium Plus
You could use a persona or a pen name, and for your image you could use an AI built caricature. This is something that a lot of famous authors and bloggers do Bri, so that would be completely fine.

People just need to feel as though there is someone behind the content, and that they are there to help them. That is key to establishing trust, and converting.