How Will YOU Earn Money?

There are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business.

Today we are going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online.

It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now. It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

Just one thing before you get into the MONEY "stuff"...

The making money part of your business won't happen quite yet.

Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?

Alright, let's continue on! :)

Below is a video walk-through of today's lesson and the process of "How to Make Money Online". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!



DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE:
How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained


Over the coming days you are going to be working through this process and by the end of this Level 1 training alone, you are going to have an awesome foundation in place that will lead you to much greater success.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business. In the coming lessons we are going to be walking you through the following process (and the video above explains it).


There are 3.75 BILLION people online as of 2018 (YOUR audience) and these people are searching for things all the time.

They are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff. That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these "audiences" by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be "helping" these people and earning revenue in the process.

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own "niche" website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience. You will have your very own piece of the internet and a platform to connect anyone that you want who browses the Internet.

Task #2: Create (Write Down) Your Financial Goals

You want to earn revenue right? That is great! In order to earn anything however, you need to have some goals in place.

In this task we want you to join in on a "money goals" discussion here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are going to be telling us what your goals are and going forward, we are going to be helping you achieve these very goals!

QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?


PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!

Join Discussion: What Are Your "money" Goals?

In addition to this, it would be wonderful if you commented on someone else's goals they have posted within this thread. Aim to comment on at least TWO people's goals. You likely can network with many other "like minded" people here at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a good way to get your networking efforts rolling. We are a friendly bunch here at WA!

Awesome, off to the next lesson now where you will be "choosing your niche"!

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2. Understand the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic
3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
4. Comment on at least TWO people


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BeechKingAir Premium
Hey Cal, Your niche is something that lives with you everyday. In your heart. In your thoughts. In your emotions. It's simply what you may or may not dream about. I initially had a hard time coming up with a niche. Then i decided to take the training at it word. Don't make it rocket science. Don't think too hard about it. It's right there at the forefront of your mind. You just need to sit in a quiet place and think of what makes you happy. There is your niche. At least one of them. Whatever brings you joy will be what you write or blog most about. From there you'll come up with other niches that lie dormant within you. My friend. The sky is the limit. Reach for it. Best wishes to you !!!!
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Thankyou so much for your advice and encouraging words. Already I feel like I’m becoming a part of a great team! I love it!
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Could someone please read this and tell what they think, and tell me how I could fix the font size, and the line space between my name and website?

MY INTRODUCTION

Hey, welcome to My Hair Care Solution. Long story short, it has been an interest of mine to find an online business that will work for me, in the past, I have tried other online businesses but I haven’t had any luck. After looking around for a while, I came across a trustworthy online affiliate company, where I had the option of helping people find the best products available.

WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

I would like to help African American women who have experienced problems with finding the best hair care products and hair styles, to help with their hair breakage or thinning edges, because I myself have also struggled with it. Over the past few years, I have decided to use less heat to my hair and I have tried to find hairstyles and hair products that would help my hair, and help others. It is my mission to find the best natural hair care products for African women.

THE PURPOSE OF MY WEBSITE

The purpose of my website is to help African American women find the best hair care products, and to succeed and help those who are trying to start an online business.

MarDaesha
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Thanks everyone for answering my question, it really helps.
I do realize by not upgrading I miss out on the training I need. But at this time that is not an option I can take. Perhaps in the near future I can. This has been an awesome experience & learning adventure for me. Thank you all for your help & encouragement.
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I can identify with Archfiend because like him I am not a technical person but willing to learn and I can also identify with Mantu T as I have no experience with this kind of business and blogging, the thought alone of blogging scares me but I am willing to learn and grow. My intent right now is to try to make this work for me. I have been trying now for several years to make a living online and I have had no success so far.
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I learned early on the "KISS" theory. (Keep It Simple Stupid). Most people don't want to have to think. Deliver there answers short and sweet. When people need to click too many times they get confused and hit the X.
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terrycarroll Premium
Great video, thanks.

Just one question, I have created a header menu only at this stage and included "Posts" and "Reviews".
My posts have gone into these drop down menus but also appear in a blog roll (I think that's what it is called) on my home page. How do I get rid of this on my home page and what should be on there instead?

Thank you

Terry
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is completely normal and fine. All of your posts will go to your blog roll and you want that (as it will lead to quicker indexing).

So completely normal Terry and nothing to worry about.
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terrycarroll Premium
Ideal! Many thanks Kyle for your quick reply

Terry
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Mundsan Premium
I've actually created an about page already but I did it in word press, might of jumped the gun haha

My question is though: Is there a way for me to have people comment on my 'about page' even though it's posted as a page instead of a blog post or does it have to be a blog post for people to be able to interact with It? Does it really need people to interact with It? I created my About page similar to how Kyle's created the privacy page.

Here's a link to what I have so far if it helps :)

http://hustledrive.com/sample-page
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Kyle Premium
Many themes do not allow for comments on pages, but all posts by default will allow for comments. My recommendation would be to create everything as a post moving forward as comments are ideal for engagement, trust and ranking on your website.

What you may want to do is copy this content into a post and publish it, then you can delete the page. That would be easiest.

Hope this helps you out here!
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Mundsan Premium
In Terms of ranking, do you mean that google ranks sites higher when people actually engage with its content? If so, then guess I'm deffinetely switching it to a post lol.

Thank you very much Kyle :)
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NShah1 Premium
I would greatly appreciate if an expert can please checkout my web site and tell me if I am on the right path and how can I fix the name of my website URL? I have used bagpack instead of backpack. I need to fix that. Also my website after I created the menu, it does not look like the video presentation in the video in step 8. Any help please?
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Kyle Premium
What is your website URL? Let us know when we will have a look.

If you ever want a website review from the community, I highly recommend that you take advantage of the SiteFeedback system here at Wealthy Affiliate.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

This is a give and take system, meaning that as you offer others feedback on your website you are going to earn credits so you can request reviews from others. This is a pay it forward community afterall. :)
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John32B Premium
I just published my About Me page - that was empowering! Well it is when I can incorporate my WHY into it !!!
Question:
1. I've been writing for Social Media, notably facebook, for so long now and emoji use is common. I have a few ✅ in there to break up the black text - is this good or bad?
2. I know images come in later lessons, can I keep or remove the emoji's? and should I remove them, is it because that is the job of images?
3. I've toned it down compared to Facebook, this is the paragraph:
At the age of 40 something changed, I had a health wake-up call and changed my nutrition regime. I learned from elite athletes, what the best were doing, around performance, recovery and nutrition. I noticed more energy, better performance, better recovery and more enjoyment! ✅ Now in my late 40’s I am full of energy, relishing what I can still do and passionate about this, healthy living and helping others to achieve my same sense of energy and vitality✅. Hey, I even made a comeback to running events, achieving the same pace/kilometer!!✅ as I had when I retired from running at age 35. Wow! ✅ I was not expecting this!!
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dstarley4 Premium
As a reader I think it's nice to break up blocks of text in one way or another. In my opinion it's a nice idea to use some emojis as well as pictures. I'm not in a position to tell you if it's good/bad from a SEO basis though.
Congrats on your running, I'm running more than ever before in my life at the moment as I am training for a half marathon (for a good cause!)
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This is all confusing when you get in the guts of this.
I thought I uploaded a picture, but when I went to check it out a totally different pic is up. I don't want that one, how do I get rid of it?
Ive looked everywhere to find out how to load a privacy policy, cant find that. Can't find the green blocks.
Thanks Yall
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MsMerry Premium
It can be a bit overwhelming at first Patricia. If you can slow down to go fast it will all fall into place. May I suggest you go back and review the training for the Privacy Policy that Kyle has done. No idea what green blocks you are referring too. :( sorry.
As to the photo did you upload it to your media file just above where you do your content? First, save to your computer and then upload to the media file.
There is a lot of info on the training plus some added training a few members have done.
If you want to get the info asap, just type what you are looking for into the search bar above right next to the airplane.
Like: Privacy Policy.
does this help a little or make any sense to you? I hope so.
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TDBauer Premium
Hi,

When you are in your website back page, where the menu is on the left hand side of the screen, there should be a tab called MEDIA. Click on that. It will show you all of the media (pictures, videos) that you loaded up to your website. You can delete picture and video content there from your entire website.

Or, if you want to keep a picture but don't want it in your post any more you can delete it from the post:
when you are in your post or page you are creating, you can just click on the photo and hit the delete button, and it will remove it from your post.

Privacy page. You want to create a new page and title it your Privacy Policy. Then, just go online and find a privacy policy you can copy and past into the new page. You will need to update the name and information in the policy content to reflect your website.

You can find a Generic Privacy Policy here at this link provided by Kyle: These first few lessons can be confusing as you jump in and learn to navigate and do things on a website. It will get easier, much easier... push through. Ask questions.

Best of luck!
TD
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cmw0405 Premium
Yes I agree... take the training slow and one task at a time...

I too was wondering what the green blocks were...

I just completed the section on Images. Very informative.
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Don't give up!:)
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confidence82 Premium
Hey guys, I really need some help. So I did find out how to get rid off the uncategorised thing, but I'm supposed to to create a new category as my default. Is that right? What if I transfer the About page in there? Can I do this? I've seen many site that has it this way. What do you think?
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bonzo124 Premium
If you want to put your about page/post under a category, it's fine.
On my site, I have created it as a page and it has not any category at all.
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Maddy55 Premium
I use the categories only for readers to be able to find my articles easier, especially for older posts or continued articles. There is a box beside your editing page that gives you the choice of adding categories. It will also have a uncategory choice that you will see has a check mark. Uncheck it and put in your own category. I found that category box very confusing at first. For instance, if you have written an article about fungus toe nails, you could add the title of your fungus toe article as a category and also add another one related like 'treat toe fungus' or the like, it's just to help your readers find subjects they are interested in. In my opinion, Your About Me should really be a Page instead of a Post, so it can go into your Menu. The majority of websites have their About Me as a page and sits in the Menu. Does this make sense? P.s- You will have to have a 'Category' widget on your landing page in order to benefit from even having categories, other wise your readers cannot access your categories. Some Themes put in the 'latest comments' or 'categories' widgets in by default, mine does.
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bonzo124 Premium
You can add the posts on the menu as well.

In the beginning, I would create 3-4 main categories and create relevant posts.

It would be better for the structure of the site. As it gets bigger, you can add more categories and relevant content.

For example, my site promotes Wealthy Affiliate. I had 3 categories in the beginning.

Ways to make money online
Affiliate marketing
and Reviews

All the articles were under these categories. Now, I have 6-7 categories and 130 posts.

Do not worry so much about one post or page. The about me page can be under a category as a post or with no category as a page. Both of them are just fine.

The categories should help you to grow your site and your readers to understand the structure. Find a way to make it easy for you and them.

I hope it helps.
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Maddy55 Premium
My posts are in the Menu but are in the menu under 'Home'. My Home is my landing page. I spoke from the stance of my own niche which is all things dog related. My posts are in such a variety of categories every week, that I couldn't possibly only have 6 or 7 categories. I put the categories in after I write my post. I have lost count how many categories I have. I do try to minimize them but my post subjects are so varied, it's impossible for my site. I think it really depends on what kind of site one has. Dogs are really complicated! LOL!
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confidence82 Premium
Do all the WP themes have an uncategorised?
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bonzo124 Premium
Yes, all of them have this category. It's fine to have many categories. I mentioned my site as an example. There are many ways to structure a site and yes, every site should be different.

If you can work with your site as you want, everything is fine.
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confidence82 Premium
I feel I'm missing something. I thought my most important pages should all be in my main menu on the top of my site. But maybe I should just write a post and create a category for it on my side bar? I'm a bit confused how should I do this and how to organise my site.
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bonzo124 Premium
I am not sure why you do not add the important pages on the main menu.

Go to your dashboard -> appearance -> menus and add to the main menu the pages or the posts you want.
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confidence82 Premium
OK, I'm sure I may sound a bit stupid, but I've never done this before. If all the important pages go on the main menu, what do you have as a categories?
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confidence82 Premium
Also- do you mind to send me URL of your site? The one I'm building now its about working online, so I'll have Wealthy Affiliate in it as well. Maybe it would clear a few things for me? God, its so frustrating when you are a beginer!
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bonzo124 Premium
Sure, here is my site: https://makemoneybay.com/

Here is a relevant training:
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confidence82 Premium
Thanks a lot. I'm check them right now. It's just I saw so many sites with no sidebar and categories and everything is on the top in the main menu.
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bonzo124 Premium
I prefer to keep it simple. I add on the menu and the sidebar only the really important articles of my site and help the visitors to find what they are looking for.

For example, on my site, the visitors look for a way to make money or start a business. This is exactly what they can find. Wealthy Affiliate will help them to get started and I show them how to find it.
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confidence82 Premium
Well, we are at the same niche. Still very confused tough.
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G'day, I have watched all videos of your program up to this point. It would be kind of good to know what the end result of website would look like. I think in planning a website you should know what the end goal is. What is it that my final project will look like. This would help in what I should write in my Site content.
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Kyle Premium
People share their websites as they wish, many people do and you will see them within their profiles while many people like to keep their content and activities private (in fear their ideas will get stolen).

Here are the sites I use within the training that are both very successful:

waystoavoidscamsonline.com
howtolosebellyfattoday.com

And here is one Jay is using within his Live Classes as a case study that is also very profitable:

footballsnackhelmets.com

The training here will walk you through the EXACT process of building a very successful site, with no experience. We walk you through the proper steps you should take, give you the tasks within the lesson that will lead to the creation of your business, and we provide you with all the tools, training, websites, hosting, support and networking here within WA to create, grow and manage your business online.

The only missing piece is you and your hard work. If you ever need any help as you move through the training, just ask. You have a ton of support here within the community, myself included.
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Mstish232 Premium
Listen, I didn't get a chance to do 5 keyword searches yet. When I typed in the first one, I was prompted to write some content and I did just that! OMG, you guys are tricky in the subtle ways you encourage us and guess what, it works. Now on to my next keyword. Happy Blogging!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, yeah, we really want to push you and motivate you to move into the right direction (and actually build out your business).
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Grace2018 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
Anywhere between $500 to 1000

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$1500 or more

And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much time as it takes because right now this is my main focus until it can run automatically.
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RDulloo Premium
I really think that you can make this happen! It's great to invest as much time as you need to in the beginning, because it will kick-start your online business. Wishing you much luck for the upcoming lessons.!
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DaleRodge Premium
Excellent goals, you'll definitely be able to achieve those :)
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HI everybody , I have never done this before so would rather ask questions and get it right, than ask none and get it wrong.

When setting up the website are you setting it up to make the sales, or is it just an informative website then sell through ads?

The demos I have watched are completely different to what I am doing? (I think)
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Hammer11B Premium
The way you set it up is entirely up to you but the format that they teach here is that you aren't selling anything. The idea is to be a place where your readers can find help or information about your niche. You will learn how to monetize that content as you get further into thew lessons.
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scurvy11 Premium
Helo Jcc I just started a few weeks ago. I think either way is the correct answer. My understanding is that we are 1) setting up sites that provide useful content that we will add to every week or so or however often you want to add info to. 2) You may want to setup a sight to capture mainly just sales, something like the "Football Snack Helmet" site that I saw demonstrated via this site.
My main focus is to find those Niche's that I an interested in and will provide content on on a weekly basis, as I try to create a following and drive people to my site.
Hope that helps.
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bonzo124 Premium
I have created a website to make sales. I write information for topics in my niche and make recommendations to relevant products.
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RickFoster Premium
Hi, there are multiple ways to make money through sites, one is by affiliate links, this is a link that you embed in your content that points to a production on a site like Amazon that you are associated with and when a visitor clicks on the link and buys something you get a commission. Another way is by hosting advertising, another is by click links that pay you per click on their site link on you page. You will learn all of this here and more. Hope you success here, Rick
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ok I think I understand what you mean so basically I would be recommending product that my target audience would be interested in and then include links to site that I make the commission off.
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Thank You
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BNakedScam Premium
Affiliate Marketing is basically connecting buyers to sellers. You are the middle man. The buyer is usually on the fence when they heard or saw a new product and they are typically interested to know more.

But, they won't trust the company immediately... and who do they trust? Affiliate marketers! People who actually tried and tested the products.

So, as affiliate marketers, we give quality information (like knowledge and experience about the product). You instill confidence in the buyer, and you eventually lead them to buy the products through your affiliate link.

I hope this will allow you to understand what affiliate marketing is all about and your responsibility as an affiliate marketer.
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KeithBunge Premium
I am first writing the generic content for my site with the core ideas and concepts and when this is in place I will put specifics with links to affiliate products into the site. I am going to do research to include links to many sites that I have gathered information from and include them as the beginning of the ranked linking system that is what drives your site to the top of google which seems to be the standard measure of your success as an authoritative site.
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HRatliff1 Premium
I am also starting with the generic content. I plan to add links and other things such as pictures of products that I have done and that others have done.

Good luck!
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KeithBunge Premium
I have been very busy writing and rewriting content for my new site. Because of the nature of my material I am not comfortable writing and rewriting online. I have always been a person with strong opinions of the law and on the opposite side of the law what is right and what is wrong. The two are seldom compatible. So I am tempering my knowledge and experience with a little bit of candor. I have never done anything I believed was wrong or would harm others. However what is legal and what is just, or right, are often two different things. I do not want to involuntarily say anything that might get myself or someone else in trouble.
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im into the new on line art they are giffs there are art that come to life and people share them alot on face book and im looking to make it to a sales thing how im not sure yet the art takes time but you can use it as greeting cards ans ect.. what do you think about that?
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I could definitely see it's use.
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im into the new on line art they are giffs there are art that come to life and people share them alot on face book and im looking to make it to a sales thing how im not sure yet the art takes time but you can use it as greeting cards ans ect.. what do you think about that?
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ReneeC1 Premium
art , pictures, graphics are important in this day and age , where people are always busy so graphics are an eye catcher. I like the idea!!
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thank you i did graphic design but this is so much better i cant wait to upload some
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Hi again, I may be being really stupid but exactly how do you get paid? if someone goes on my site and I talk about something they would like to buy off amazon say then how does amazon pay me? I haven't linked in my bank details or anything so unsure still how it works. Also how do I put in suggestions on what I think would benefit people? is it just by using the key words or do I have to put on links to their websites etc.
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steveo5770 Premium
Keyword research will guide you as far as what you choose to write about. If you recommend something that is available on amazon you will send your visitors there with an affiliate link so are credited with any sales made from that visit.
amazon will tell you in their affiliate agreement exactly how you will get paid.
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ericcantu Premium
Don’t go calling yourself stupid! Lol that’s what all the training is for :)

As you continue through the training you’ll get a better understanding of how affiliate programs work. When you’re part of an affiliate program, say through amazon for example, and one of your readers clicks through one of your links taking them to amazon where they buy the product, that link of yours they clicked through is a specific affiliate link they’ve given you that tracks that purchase and that’s how amazon knows to pay you a commission.

When you become an affiliate through whichever merchants you choose, you set up your PayPal info for example and as your commissions add up the merchants sends them to your PayPal account :)
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Thanks Eric that's great! I've just finished the part on training about key words. When do I learn about joining as an affiliate? and does it show me how to add links in to certain websites and which companies are affiliates? I am totally new to all this and I know I am probably running before I can walk! ;-)
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ericcantu Premium
Don’t worry. Kyle gives you everything you need when you need it. There’s no point yet in connecting to an affiliate program when you’re just learning about how to research content the right way :) content is king, and as you start learning how to research and structure your reviews and posts, you’ll be introduced into finding affiliate programs for your niche. you’ll get there. One step at a time.
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Thanks, how do I get an affiliate link?
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Thanks
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ericcantu Premium
Lol you’ll learn all about becoming affiliates with merchants as you progress through the training. Build your site right and use the keyword research you’re learning about and you start building the traffic needed for affiliate links to make sense to have :)
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Your not stupid for asking questions... Not asking is what would be foolish. Asking is how we learn.
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nathaniell Premium
You will get your affiliate links from the affiliate program you join. They'll just give you a page where you can find your link(s), and possibly even customize them for tracking!

The courses have you create a website with content and traffic before doing any affiliate stuff. This is so you can build a strong foundation to your business before trying to make money from the site. A site with affiliate links and no content will have a hard time ranking, but a website with traffic coming in already can be monetized pretty well in just a few days.
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KristylaureL Premium
..one of my posts remains at the beginning of my site and I have it listed as the third post in the menu bar. It’s like it defaults to number one. Under the menu it’s listed as the third but when I view the site it’s aleays the first post..
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
I'm not sure why that's happening but it sounds like you might have the post "stickied".

If you go to posts/"all posts" then mouse over that post you are mentioning in the list, choose "quick edit" and if "make this post a sticky" is checked, that'd be it. Just uncheck and save.
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KristylaureL Premium
I just tried that and the sticky note wasn’t checked. :( I even tried to delete the entire menu and start from scratch but than I viewed my set, and refreshed, and that particular post was still visible on the site. All the others were deleted. So weird.
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KristylaureL Premium
Sooooooo what I did to correct it, and much thanks to you, is I made the post I wanted to be in the beginning a sticky note! Wala! Fixed! Hallelujah! I spent all day and night trying to correct this yesterday :) Thank you!! And I’m following you btw :)
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
That's all a bit confusing, but nice workaround!

Hopefully the real issue becomes clear at some point in the training. As long as it looks how you want now, though, that's great!
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shilliard18 Premium
I hope someone can clarify something for me. After watching the examples given on the "How to Make Money Online" video, I understand completely how you would profit from the NFL snack helmets, seeing as the website focuses solely on that product. However, in the example of the supplements, if your website sent them to bodybuilders and they went off on miscellaneous shopping (say they bought weight loss products instead), is there still a commission to be made? Or, say they bought a supplement but it was different than the one they clicked on your website in the first place? I may be over thinking things, but thanks in advance!
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Zappades Premium
If a visitor, for example, goes to Amazon from your site, you'll be credited every sale he's doing, no matter what.
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shilliard18 Premium
That's awesome!! Is that the same for all affiliate websites: Walmart, Target, etc.??
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Zappades Premium
I think it is, once they enter through you, your affiliate code is there. Some even have "cookies" for many days or like WA for months.
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NoelM3 Premium
Need help regarding the privacy policy. I'm not seeing the policy in my website. I tried to delete the first one that I did and tried to re-do it. When I try to publish it as post, it's telling me that I have to change it because it's a duplicate and google might not rank my site. What's the next step? Thanks.
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mday849 Premium
YES still post it. It is duplicate but continue with training it's going to show you how to not index that page so you don't have to worry about the duplicate content just click to
post it
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Zappades Premium
First, you probably made a privacy policy *page*, not post and you need to add it to the menu manually in your dashboard, appearance, menu.
Next, all our pri..pol... are duplicate and that doesn't matter. You can publish it anyway. You then have to edit the page and at the bottom mark the two fields that say NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW.
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LynneDorr Premium
I didn't see mine on the first plate I picked either. I switched templates and then built my main menu and then I could see it on my site.
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Just opened my first site and it looks pretty cool, that's what my friends said at least. Now I'm just struggling with a specific niche. I'm thinking about doing a lifestyle page that talks about fashion- shoes, clothing, collectors items and accessories while promoting them and reviewing them at the same time.
Any things you guys think I should consider as I approach this?

Cheers,
Towsif
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fleurallen Premium
Sounds like a great niche, have you thought of collectors fashion items and accessories only instead of all fashion? Fashion is a huge area and competitive too. I love fashion and am curious about a more specific niche such as collectors or vintage of something
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XiadaniD Premium
Congratulations! :D I can't wait to follow you on your journey and see you succeed!

I personally think that anything related to fashion (shoes, clothing, and accessories) as you mentioned is a great niche and topic to talk about. New fashion trends are always popular especially among young adults/teens I believe! If you can keep up with fashion trends and what is modern I think it is definitely a great idea!

But most importantly, find something that you really enjoy so its fun for you to promote and talk about!

Best of luck!

Xiadani
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MEsprit Premium
I am thinking a a niche which comprises of healthy food products which are gluten and gmo free- maybe fruit or food.

Also interested in food preparation ideas , be it appliances like the acti-fry or insta pot which cuts down on cooking time; food preparation products, or actually prepared foods.

Also books geared towards avoiding specific foods from the diet
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amwoodard29 Premium
I'm with you in the niche of healthy eating. My reasoning is due to many health problems, I had a friend that referred me to watch a documentary and when I did, it literally changed my life forever! It was one about clean eating and what the foods we eat do to our bodies, it really opened my eyes and gave me the hope of a longer life. Whole food plant based eating, and avoiding animal products and byproducts, processed food and how our bodies react to different foods. If you haven't already watched these I'd def recommend watching them especially with it regarding the niche you're watching to dive into! 'What the Health', 'Cowspiricy' and 'Sick, fat and nearly dead' all are very good, if you'd like I can send you the link to the trailer, I actually just posted it on my fb page so my friends could watch it, bc it's just mind blowing. Anyhow, good luck and best of wishes❣
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MEsprit Premium
Much appreciated. Thank you.

I have been eating a lot healthier for the past 8 years. Primarily due to my family being genetically inclined to be obese. Secondarily due to having kids and wanting to be in the best health for them and hubby.

I love how good food makes you feel. Your body actually craves it (crazy huh).

I have been able to help others do the same for free but interested in earning from it too. (Ha)
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amwoodard29 Premium
Absolutely❣ It is crazy how your body begins craving something that once tasted awful, but bc of the body's benefit it got from that food it then begins to be a wonderful taste. That alone excites me in beginning my journey with becoming vegan, it's incredible when we truly think of the power of our minds, and the power we have simply by rewarding our bodies, minds, spirit and souls. When we put it that way we then allow ourselves to soak up incredible knowledge and perform immense personal growth
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jrosenau Premium
What the health changed my life! What a great movie! I was on the edge of death according to my doctor. I made the changes and I can't believe what has happened. Of course that is exactly what I will be writing about on my blog. Just going through the training to make sure I don't miss anything. Are there any affiliate programs you suggest for this niche?
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I just recently purchased and Instant Pot, and I LOVE it!! The down side is there really isn't all that much out there as far as recipes go, well, other than the old faithful pot roast, etc...
I'm thinking that if you had something that offered recipes for the Instant Pot that were outside the boring old normal, you just might find a very unique niche. (Did you know that you can throw a whole potato on top of a roast, and that by the time the roast is done, you have a "baked" potato cooked to perfection?)
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jrosenau Premium
Yes, we use it for rice and all kinds of neat cooking tricks. It really helps making plant base cooking easier.
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I would like to say hello, and depending on the experience during these first few days, I hope to utilize the entire program. The one and only criticism I have is the overuse of two words in the beginner's videos..."process" and "niche". And it isn't so much the use as it is the gross mispronunciation of them...I'm sorry, it just drives me nuts.
I'm looking forward to learning, and look forward to seeing many of you at the top!!
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Kyle Premium
LOL, that is the proper "english" pronunciation.

Southern America does pronounce things differently sometimes.

Program = PRO gram (not prawgram)
Process = PRO cess (not prawcess)

Quiche = KEESH (not kitch)
Niche = NEESH (not nitch)

You will find that most of the world outside of the US will pronounce these words in their correct manner. :)
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amwoodard29 Premium
Lol, that makes me laugh, bc during a vaca in Vegas I was sitting next to an Englishman and told him how much I love the accent in the UK, and he replied without missing a beat, "Yes, it is the proper English tongue, but you Americans went and f'd it all up."
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LOL I completely understand what you mean. "niche" has 3 pronunciations.

Merriam-Webster: nich also ˈnēsh or ˈnish
2a : a place, employment, status, or activity for which a person or thing is best fitted finally found her niche
and
2d : a specialized market
would seem to apply.

I prefer the nich (nitch) pronunciation. The neesh sound really bothers me.

As for "process", pro·cess \ ˈprä-ˌses , ˈprō- , -səs \
Merriam-Webster shows that too. It doesn't bother me either way.
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Why isn't "quiche" pronounce Kwitchy? LOL It's QU like in Quarter.
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gregpalmer33 Premium
So, for some reason, the widgets dashboard says my site has no sidebar widgets, even though there are widgets there from the original theme settings. I am wanting to delete them but can not find out where they are. They are not listed like in the video above. I have not been able to locate anything in the Menus dashboard or anywhere at all that is associated with the widgets that are appearing on my site. Thanks for any and all help...
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Zappades Premium
That is strange, did you go to appearance, widgets?
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gregpalmer33 Premium
did, I have also just tried to change themes and start over which has not proven to help... off to bed now. try again tomorrow
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Zappades Premium
maybe a good idea, see you :)
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gregpalmer33 Premium
SOLVED:
in the help section at the top of the widgets dashboard page, there was a "Missing Widgets" topic. It showed me the problem...

"Many themes show some sidebar widgets by default until you edit your sidebars, but they are not automatically displayed in your sidebar management tool. After you make your first widget change, you can re-add the default widgets by adding them from the Available Widgets area."
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IoannisPap Premium
Hi everyone. I'm thinking to start a niche about tech reviews.
For example: keyboards, pc's, smartwatch, smartphones, TV's and that kind of stuff
still looking for a name...it will be something like bestoftechreviews or something like this.

but i have some questions about that...

1)Can i use the names of the companies (and items) or they have privacy policy about that- that i am not allowed to use names for reviews for example about apple xiaomi samsung and many others (or even the products)

2) Is there a market out there for that...(i know it sounds silly) I mean lets imagine that i have readers that they read my posts...will they go for example to amazon and buy them through my links? (im kinda new and i don't know everything about affiliate)

3)I've tried to find blogs like mine and to be honest i found a few but the most of them don't focus only on these items that i want to focus...do u believe that it is something good that will attract readers???

Thank you. All the best,
Ioannis
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Travis7 Premium
As far as question 2 goes I know you can start an Amazon affiliate site but a lot of company’s have their own affiliate programs. To find out which company’s have affiliate programs just go to google and type in smartphone affiliate programs or affiliate program smartphone and you should get a list of company’s that have them. I hope this helps
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Slimline74 Premium
You should definitely move forward with that niche. It's right in line with this training found here. . Definitely a money maker niche.

As far as I know, there is no issue using a brands name on your site that you are reviewing products on.

Good luck!
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IoannisPap Premium
Thank you very much. I need to search about the brands name
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IoannisPap Premium
Hi. Thank you very much for your answer.
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aawkkw123 Premium
I have my own .com (Mikidsbackyard.com) and networksolution as the domain provider. If I transfer or direct my domain DNS from my .com my websites will go down on yahoo , google, and bing. How can I use my current .com here at WA and not disrupt the other search engines???????????????
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MsMerry Premium
Why would that affect the search engines? You will still be a .com if you transfer to WA Randy. At least as far as I know. Kyle does some training that is really awesome for Google+ and Bing etc and so does Jay, our live trainer for the Friday evening sessions.
Maybe I am wrong and if so I am sure someone will jump in and help us out with this. :)
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aawkkw123 Premium
WA is wanting a code to allow web.com to release any DNS. maybe I'm asking the wrong question
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MsMerry Premium
I am not sure at all now. Were you trying to transfer your site to here? I am not that familiar with the transfer process but you know, I would ask support for some help with this one. They are great. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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ericcantu Premium
Hey Randy, Site Support is great for this kind of thing. Many, many members here have successfully moved over their site from a previous host to hosting here at WA. Kyle & Carson make this a very seamless transition and are completely aware of your concerns. They're professionals and have done this countless times.

Create a support ticket and let support know you'd like to transfer your site over to WA and they'll tell you exactly what you need to do. And if there's anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask them to explain it in a way you can understand :)
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unclejaz Premium
I was hoping to get some advice on a domain name choice from someone with more experience.

I currently have a site I'm working on for helping retired people start an online business to add income. However, because the culture's view of retirement needs to change I thought about using the domain name enteringmyprime.com instead of addedretirementincome.com. This would also provide a broader umbrella for other retirement offerings like coaching, planning, etc.

I was a little worried that since the domain name does not have the keyword retirement, that it might cut down on the amount of organic traffic.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
James
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ArianaM2 Premium
I am not an expert but I think its a good domain. As long as your posts have keywords like retirement and making money and seniors and your stuff gets ranked, then it would still be noticed by your target audience.
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Kerjackie Premium
Hi James, did you click Jaaxy to look for more keywords for your site? there is a column QSR that you will use to find out the exact competition in GOOGLE. Under 100 is really good for getting ranking.
All the best to you.
Jacqueline.
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I dont know if its a "good" domain, but i LOVE that domain. It has a really great ring to it
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Cheryblossom Premium
What if I bought a domain and and chose a format but now having doubts? I'm getting overwhelmed with photos not being correct pixels and not liking how my page is looking but it looks like I either have to publish or lose what I've done. Should I have started with a free site? Also, is it better to choose a format suited for E-Commerce instead of blogging?
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John32B Premium
All in One SEO question: Video around 5'50" says use 140-160 Characters and had the text 153 characters. Most search engines use a maximum of 320 chars for the home description.
However today 15 Feb in USA I get 165 characters. Most search engines use a maximum of 320 chars for the home description.
Q1. Can I increase this to 320 Characters or is it better to stick to my 165 characters? (Kyle said 162-163 would be OK but not much more)
Q2: How would this draft be for effectiveness:
"At Dynamic Nutrition & Health we are focused on helping all levels of runners and athletes improve their performance and recovery through nutrition and health advice"

Q3. I thought I'd go with sub-niche of runners nutrition and health tips but POSSIBLY broaden to other athletes on the site later, in terms of content creation - am I on the right path?
Thank you community
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ArianaM2 Premium
1. You want to keep it shorter... in the 160 ish range. Don't go for 320 in your description.
2. I think that sounds good to advertise your site.
3. That is a great plan. Definitely start smaller and try to build up later. (I started to broad and had to refocus.)That way you will become more of an authority in the subject and retain more users who need specific information.
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John32B Premium
Q4. My Home Title is 55 Characters: Dynamic Nutrition & Health - Improving Your Performance (this does not include the words "runners" or "athletes", do I need to include either or both of these words if they are in the Home Description (like Kyle does with Basketball?)
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ArianaM2 Premium
You might want to. I'm not sure that it would affect it too much as long as your posts are optimized well, including titles and keywords with running and athletes. What is your domain name?
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John32B Premium
DynamicNutritionandHealth.Siterubix.com is my domain name, I can go with this name without the SiteRubix later. Q5. Can you think of how I can include the word "athletes" or "runners" in my Home Title - given my Domain name is so long?
Q6 - Can you think of 5 characters to cut out to get Home Description from 165 back to 160?

I have "Dynamic" in there as my total 3 niches are:
1. Facebook use for direct sellers (personal name). I have a high quality eBook, bonus PDF's already setup through another course.
2. Gen Y's (probably professional jobs, worked 5-10 years alrady and realise that is not what they want for 40-45 years interested in learning to work from home or make money online) this is www.DynamicRise.com (setup back in 2015)
3. This DynamicNutritionandHealth - sub-niche for runners (later althetes).
I WAS going to focus on Niche #1 first as I already have 2 owned domains, but they are not ranking/bringing any traffic currently so that's why I've committed to WA Premium to get them monetized ONE at A TIME :-)
Thank you
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ArianaM2 Premium
5. Your title could be Dynamic Nutrition and Health for Runners and then the tagline/ sub title would be the "Improving your performance" part.
6. Cut the At, we, and are in the first part of the description. Try: "Dynamic Nutrition and Health is focused on....."
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John32B Premium
Thank you x10, I'll make those changes when I next log on at home (at work now). Thank for your fresh perspective and experience!!! :-)
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Hi all, have just created a site but all I see is:
You are seeing this page because the webspace for this
domain has not been setup on this server
If you own this domain you can log into your WealthyAffiliate dot com account now....
Do I need to wait (has been 15-20 mins so far), I am using chromium browser.
Many thanks
dean
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I am getting "Not Found
The requested URL /wp-admin was not found on this server."
So am I correct in thinking it takes a while to set up? There were no errors during setting up on now from the management page! And no waiting time indicated on the video...
many thanks
Dean
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MBrownie Premium
Is there a version of Jaaxy that is free? In Level one Lesson 9 it says "As a Premium member you will have access to an unlimited Lite version, so something to consider as well as you move forward and get more advanced with your keyword, niche and website research activities."
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Djhinnwe Premium
There are two free programs: Starter Trial, and Lite. Then two paid programs: Pro, and Enterprise which are both on sale right now it looks like.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Yes, Jaaxy Lite is free to all premium members, Just go to the Jaaxy tab on the left (dark blue), and select Connect to Jaaxy and follow the prompts. Hope that helps. :)

Carl
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MBrownie Premium
Thank you!
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MBrownie Premium
Certainly does help thanks Carl!
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Gunnertwist Premium
U r welcome :)
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MBentz3 Premium
Ok I am running short of time so please message me. I AM NOT CERTAIN, as I went through the steps of building a website noting I am not finished. I WAS ONLY GETTING STARTED. DID THE PAGE GET PUBLISHED? I will check in later hoping for some clarity to the next steps to building vs correcting...
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MsMerry Premium
Did you save your page and do you have a menu created? If so it should be live. There is more on this in the training as you go further, Melissa. Hope this helps a bit.
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PatelPratik Premium
I Just new born WA baby but yeah with premium suits ;) ;) to learn & reach the goal.
I just finished lesson1 of course1. I heard being premium which I am have many benefits. Like Web & Domain.
How many website & domain Premium member get ?? Any cost for it?? (Haven't check yet to that corner)
What reasonable time to take newbie to start to make some money?
What other ongoing cost to be successful in WA platform?

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Pratik
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Hammer11B Premium
Welcome to premium. You will get 25 free subdomains and 25 domains available for purchase. The price ranges on the domains from 13.99 to 16.99 per year dending on what you get. Ex. (.com, .net, .org) Your first month here on premium will cost $19 and $49 every month there after. You can always go yearly for a huge savings. Best of luck to you.
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MsMerry Premium
Welcome Pratik and you have made a wise choice with premium. Your only other cost will be for your domain name. I think Nathan got it all really well. I just want to assure you your decision was the best!
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PatelPratik Premium
@Hammer11B
Thanks for your detail revert & appreciate for it.
So per domain cost around $14-16 year or for whole bunch
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PatelPratik Premium
@MsMerry
Thanks for yor revert and wishes.
Have a wonderful day ahead.
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NicWilsher Premium
Hello!

I am just about to create my first website after much deliberation over what my first niche would be. I have a question about how important the words you use in the URL are, should the URL contain keywords or would it be more impactful for it to be more personal eg. healthyeatingforweightloss vs. myweightlossjourney

In the training it says the URL creates your personal brand and if I'm going to link into products to make money I feel it should be more personal BUT I could be completely wrong!

Would love to hear from you all and any feedback on the URL's (if they even matter) would be great!

Thanks in advance

Nicola
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Djhinnwe Premium
myweightlossjourney makes me think you are going to talk largely about a specific regime that you found worked for you, while healthyeatingforweightloss gives the impression of having options. If that makes sense? If I was looking for a healthy weight loss regime, I'd be more likely to go for the healthy eating link.
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NicWilsher Premium
Thanks for the quick reply @djhinwne, yes that makes sense. Always good to have someone else's point of view!
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Djhinnwe Premium
No problemo. =]
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queenredgie Premium
I can see the whole searching for 'low hanging fruit' keywords can be overwhelming. I do understand it but not because I am a fast learner because over the years I have 2-3 times before tried to start a business online and always keywords was an integral part of being successful.
I learnt that slipping your keywords into your articles with it still making sense came easier with practice.
I normally found going through the videos again until I 'got it' and moving the slider/timer at bottom of video to repeat a part until 'the penny dropped'! (English saying, meaning until I 'got it'.)
Well that's my tip for what it's worth! Hope it helps.
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Kyle Premium
It all starts with a title. Choose your keyword, then center your article around that keyword with your title. Then include it somewhere within the first paragraph and then write naturally. There is a good chance you will naturally include it again throughout your content.

That is the approach I take when I write content. If you have an engaging and captivating title, that is a good starting point for any content.
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confidence82 Premium
I think I'm ready with my niche! What about working online- for extra income or even full time? I'm doing a lot of PTC sites myself, I'm familiar with Wealthy Affiliate as well. Not expert yet, but I think I know enough to start. With more research of course I believe it can work out and it's defenetly something I would enoy writing about. What do you guys think? I would appreciate any opinion and suggestion coming my way.
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phoeby123 Premium
Excellent niche.
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confidence82 Premium
You think? I'm doing a lot of the it myself, I have like a 100 extra jobs already and I have a confidence( sort of, kind of) that this is a good choice to go. Thanks a lot for the reply!
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I think that it is a good niche!
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jaydo Premium
I'm new to this whole thing, I hope that I can make enough money online to cut back on my full time job. I have a few ideas to start with, health and supplements are one of my passions, I guess I'll take it from there.
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DaoKathy Premium
That is a fantastic idea!
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I'm getting frustrated with these tutorials! I feel like everything I'm doing is wrong. I do what they tell me to, but when's I check my website, whatever I just did, isn't there! I just made a menu and it's not popping up. I have no tab for my privacy policy page. I can't even find my privacy policy page on my website. Ugh. Can someone help?
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littlemama Premium
I know it's a lot of information when you first start out, take a breather and know that you're not the only one feeling this way. :) Many of us who start out will feel overwhelmed but as we learn day by day, one step at a time, things will start to come together and understanding will sink in.

Now to your questions on menus.... Did you create one? If you did, did you make sure it was assigned to Primary Menu under Display Location?

Maybe this training video will help: You can't find your Privacy Policy page is probably because you haven't added that page to your main menu. Pages are not seen on your website unless it's added to a menu or to your sidebar widget.

When you write Posts, those show up right away on your Blog roll, for most, is their home page.

If you have more questions, just ask. :)

I hope this helps,
Grace
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Okay good news and bad news! Haha I figured out my mistake. I feel a little dumb! I didn't check the primary menu box. However, I went back and checked it and saved it, and it's still not working. I have the worst luck with this. :(
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I ended up just changing themes. Not sure what was going on with that theme but the menu just wouldn't work on it. I got everything up and going now, thank you for your advice!
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a1jonuk Premium
It takes some of us a little longer for things to click into place and I find the best thing is to go back through the as many times as necessary to be able to implement the lesson.

Sometimes it's good to have the 2 browsers open side by side so you can watch the training, pause and make the change on your website then move on, if the change you made doesn't show then rewind and do that bit again.

Things will get easier and start to click into place more quickly as you go along.
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littlemama Premium
So glad to hear your messages and that you figured it all out fine! :) Just ask if you have other questions.
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AlexG3 Premium
In Kyle's demonstration with publishing your privacy policy page, it shows up on his home page. Mine doesn't appear on my homepage. However I can find the privacy policy page if I search it on my site. I'm trying to follow Kyle step by step and I just want to know if this I normal or if I messed top somehow?
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RandyL1 Premium
Add the privacy policy page to your menu it will always be available, in his video he did not have a lot of content yet.

Randy
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AlexG3 Premium
I see. Thanks Randy. Oh and I remember Kyle said that when you publish your privacy policy page, you shouldn't be able to comment on it. On my Privacy Policy page, commenting is enabled. How do I fix this?
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Having the same issue and I've tried everything everyone has told me!
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AlexG3 Premium
How I fixed the issue, I went to the Wordpress menu, I clicked on Appearance, then underneath Appearance should appear Theme, Customize, Widgets, Menu etc. Click on Menu, from there you should see your page, which you should only have one which is you privacy policy. There should be a check box next to privacy policy, check that box and hit the add to menu button.
Your privacy policy should appear on your homepage now.
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I ended up just changing themes and everything worked! I'm not sure what was going on with that theme but I couldn't get anything working on it! Thank a so much for your advice
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AlexG3 Premium
Anytime anytime. I'm glad you found a way to fix it
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unclejaz Premium
I have two questions about the SiteContent platform (I may find the answers as I go deeper into using the platform...if so, let me know):

1. I'm currently developing on my local computer and later migrating finished work to the WA host. I would like to use SiteContent, but is there a way to download documents so I can keep my localhost in sync?

2. For existing sites can I import content I've alrea