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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TGamba Premium
Hi All,
So I'm coming up with a new niche...I have some ideas to bounce off this great community:
So I have been a downhill skier for over 45 years and know skiing and the equipment very well. I also started really enjoying cooking and got into researching the best kitchen utensils so would I pick only one type of utensil for a niche? something like kitchen knives, because I believe strongly that having a good knife is one of if not the most important tool in your kitchen. The other kitchen item that interested me to have as a niche is stand mixers. Thoughts?
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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 skiing
https://blog.feedspot.com/ski_blog/

For kitchen utensils
https://blog.feedspot.com/cookware_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 which you'd fine in site content > templates:-

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/best-extreme-snow-sports-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-winter-affiliate-programs/

Kitchen utensils

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-cooking-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-appliance-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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TheMurph Premium
You can't go wrong with a good knife and you're right it is one of the most important tools that and really good pans but I do like your idea. I think its a solid place to start
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TGamba Premium
Hey thanks for the feedback...appreciate your insight.
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TheMurph Premium
yeah any time. My grandfather was a chief and he use to go on and on about how important a good knife.
I'm promoting 4 products myself and just about to launch a massive email campaign. I got about 2 million names targeted for my niche. So if you need any help give me a shout
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you have 2 million subscribers to your website? When sending emails, the recipients need to have specifically opted in to receive correspondence from you.

If for example, you have paid for email addresses, then send a bulk marketing message, your email provider could shut you down, as that's not legal.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It's great tp have multiple interests. Your interest in cooking would have a wider audience potential

The way to think of your interest ideas is who do you want to help and how. For example essential utensils for the beginner cook.

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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TGamba Premium
Thanks for the direction. I think I got it finally. I was too hung up on thinking about products, even thinking it’s to do with a specific niche product but it’s more about who you’re wanting to help. So I’m going to focus on an activity I enjoy and am good at and target beginners’ safety in that activity. That will become my audience. Sound about right?
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TGamba Premium
Thanks,
I've got my niche nailed I think. Thanks for your input.
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TGamba Premium
Thanks for your input. I have it figured out. Appreciate the support.
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How Do I Start Building My 1st Website? Is there Any Kind of Tools That We Can Use For Building Our Websites? BECAUSE IT'S A REALLY DIFFICULT THING TO DO!! Can Someone Please Tell Me How To Get Started? Please & Thanks Soo Very Much For Your Time & Help Ahead of Time!
~Ashley Simon~
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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 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 Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are delighted to meet you. And so glad you found WA.
The WA training is designed to walk you thought the steps to build your first website. The best thing to do is follow the training step by step because the steps are progressive. There are things you must do before building a website - you much choose your topic for your website. Choosing your topi (niche) is found in lesson 3. Then you begin to build your actual free website in lesson 4.

Here’s an overview of how the process works. 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
Have you chosen your niche yet? It is important to choose a niche first so that you can choose a domain name that may related to your niche ( a domain name related to your nche is not required, but it is a great way for visitors to remember you site - for its niche focus).

Here are some tips for choosing your 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.

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).
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some niche ideas in case your need them to help you.

How To Find Your Passion
If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
list of 3000 niches How I Research a New Niche (by Jay)
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michaelw777 Premium
Just follow The Training; and do what The Training says at the same time you are doing the Training. Start with OEC; once you click Training; in the above menu; you will know what that is. Just do The Training.

And if you want? For the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward.

If you want? Take notes in Microsoft Word too?
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jameswel Premium Plus
QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
10000 per month

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?
40000 per month

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I have set myself a schedule which allows me 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening to work
This equals 6 hours a day 5 days a week with the added optional of working Saturdays if I am not busy.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

These are awesome goals however I would include them in below thread We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the WA training here.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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jmashley95 Premium
Hey James, great to see you have a committed schedule laid out. You don’t see that too often. Good luck!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you for sharing your goals. Really great!.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Great goals here. The training will help you understand how this works so you can gauge how much time you want to spend to achieve your goals. With your determination to do the training and to apply it, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. The Online Entrepreneur Training which 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.

Now that you've outlined your goals, you can start working towards them. Remember that this is a journey and not a destination.

There is a lot of work ahead, so the more effort that you put in, the more you will achieve.

As Kyle (one of the owners) likes to say - success is very cumulative in nature.

Every action you take will add up to much greater success. I can tell you that when you earn your first money, it will all become very REAL and it will lead to much more success.

The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon.

We do wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; you may be in the wrong thread for this? No Offense meant; I think what you want is: What are your Money Goals. If I am wrong? Other Members please correct? But, I think I am right.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Furthermore, 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 are now in Lesson One of Level One How to make money online video by Kyle Or you may head to the Affiliate Bootcamp (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 .

As you go along the coursework, ask as many questions as you like to get clarifications, mark your question as community and someone will always be here to answer your inquiries. You can also blog your questions, that's the Pencil, top menu, choose Blog at WA. I believe there's a limit to blogging on the Wealthy Affiliate blog roll for the first three months.

Again you may like to post about why you choose WA, how you come about your niche, what are your goals for this week and the following, aspirations, etc.

Remember the Wealthy Affiliate community is no judgement. It is an open discussion. We do help each other, we were all at one point where you are right now.

Best wishes
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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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