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 the 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 2017 (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.

Here is a tutorial walking you through just 6 of the ways that you are going to be able to earn MONEY from your website.

READ TUTORIAL: 6 Ways to Make Money With Your Wordpress Blog

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


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DonnaJackson Premium
I have a blog, Im trying to understand if I set up a new one via wealthy affiliate, am I tied to WA via that site forever? This is what makes me cautious about using WA domains or sites. If my WA membership lapses, what happens to my WA affiliate links that are working on my own sites.
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Dmtorre Premium
I will try to answer this for you. It looks like you are saying that you had a blog previously before you joined Wealthy Affiliate. I will address this first. You can bring that content to Wealthy Affiliate if you wish but it MUST be in WordPress format. There are converters out there but I have not used them.

Now you are not tied to WA or the domain forever. You can transfer your content to another domain and cancel you subscription at anytime. Once you stop payment you have 30 days to transfer your content to a new domain.

Here's the details: Hope this helps
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MozMary Premium
to receive WA commissions for WA referrals you'd have to be a member, but one commission almost entirely covers your membership here [on the yearly deal]

remember that your membership covers hosting here, and training, it's not just 'membership', you have the right to use hosting elsewhere at any time
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Kyle Premium
Like any other hosting company, if you decide to move you can move your website with you. That is completely up to you as something that you're in full control of.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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DonnaJackson Premium
My question was, if I'm no longer a premium member on WA but I have WA affiliate links working on my own blogs will they still pay commissions.
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@MozMary How did you change your name on your profile? I read your blog post about changing your name but lost the tab.
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MozMary Premium
it's in our account settings, scroll down the menu left side of the page, we only get to change it once :)
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judLie Premium
I doubt it and wouldn't expect that to be the case. As far as I'm aware, in promoting WA through affiliate links on ones website, one has to be a member of WA to get commissions. You can still refer people on to WA but you won't be paid for doing that.
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Hello all. I'm new to WA and although it looks like a wonderful platform and community, I'm not sure if it's right for me. I tried using another platform to start an online business recently and it didn't work out. I also lost quite a bit of money. But as I was working on my previous venture. I simply did not enjoy it. Like at all.

I've been traveling and teaching around the world for the past five years, I'm also a writer and photographer. I have a blog and a website, but haven't had much luck generating traffic or a following. Many people who see my work are impressed and tell me how talented I am. Not to sound like a shamer or hater, but I go on social media and see absolute garbage getting thousands of likes, when my work is very high quality and gets little to no attention. This tells me a lot. But the most important thing it tells me is that my mind and spirit are just not aligned with the online world.

I'm old school and an old spirit. What I constantly see and hear is people saying, "do something different, stand out, etc." But for me, that "doing something different," is not trying to be an online success. Proving to the world you can get your work seen as an artist offline. I think the internet is a great tool and resource and has a lot of success stories. I go back and forth between the thought, "Do I just need to find the right platform and stick it out?" And, "This just isn't me, and I'm never going to find success or more importantly fulfillment by spending my time, energy and possibly money on an endeavor that's just not me."

At the moment I'm sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place. I've been robbed and scammed recently and have lost most of the money. I thought I had a job lined up that fell through at the last minute. I'm pretty broke right now and been glued to my computer screen looking for jobs and opportunities everyday for the past month and not much has come my way. I signed up for WA because there is an option for a free membership, but also because I felt that if anyone wasn't giving me an opportunity, I had to make my own. I'm willing to work hard to make my dream come true and to become financially successful. But I don't enjoy researching traffic methods, learning about SEO and developing an online following. I've always been a face-face kind of person. And something deep inside me tells me that success will only come my way if I stay true to myself and my passion. It might take some time, maybe years, but success can't and won't come by chasing a pipe dream based on "what all the kool kids are doing."

Many people I know, friends and family tell me to build a website, get a social media following going, get on Instagram. I have Instagram but never post, partly because I take photographs with my camera and not my phone and partly because I just don't care. It's not me. I've never been one to succumb to trends or doing what everyone else is doing. I just don't think I'm cut out for the internet success story. Not because I'm incapable or lazy or unambitious, just because it's not my thing. But part of me still isn't entirely ready to give up because of that, "hey, you never know what can happen, maybe you just haven't found the right community/platform yet."

I know this is a long rant. But I guess I'm looking for some advice as if I should really continue down this path or not. I don't know if anyone else has struggled with what I've described. I know this is a decision that I will ultimately have to make myself, but just looking for some insight. Thanks guys.
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SongbirdDL Premium
I would say do the first few lessons, really look around the platform, get a true feel of it and then see how you feel about being here. Spend a week at least doing the training and then make your decision.

I hope this helps.
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I know things can look like there isn't a path for the good hearted but stay faithful! Your hard work will pay off!
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I know things can get harder for the good hearted but stay faithful! I'm reading all your rants!
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I'm still trying to learn how to navigate this website but I appreciate posts like this! They inspire me and show me I'm not alone! Stay faithful I hope to see you do great things in the near future!!
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MelodyS1 Premium
Hi AnnaMarie
Welcome i too am new here. And like you i tried another online business that was to generate lots of money. Like you was scammed out of thousands of dollars, and surprise i made nothing. So like you i was on the fence about trying this one. I can tell you. For me. It has been very different. There seems to be way more support. If ever you get stuck there is all ways someone to give you advice.
I would say give it a try it cant hurt, i also am looking for a better job i work 2 and still am struggling to make ends meet. And what's harder i am living with my daughter. Don't give up hope you have a support team .
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DonnaJackson Premium
You ned to get rid of your blovk about working in the online world, if you want to continue on the offline world thats Ik. You are here for a reason, is your question is this another scam, no its not. The new face to face is online in 2017 and it will become more so as the years pass. You have to commit. Today i set aside the afternoon to work through this training programme and to connect here even through I know how to do most of this stuff on a site which I've had for many years. I'm here because this is a new opportunity, so since I joined I've been busy every day earning money to live and now I'm diving into this training.. You say you have an Instagram account yet you don't use it because you cant seem to bother. Well that explains your results that you have with it then. In the online world its not about taking, sometimes you have to give for a year or so before you ever ask for something back. If that is too slow for you and you need something quicker well you'll have to get out on the street and approach people to look at your work and maybe buy it. How are you selling at the moment? Sorry you were scammed but you are not the only one. Find something you're passionate about and build a community. In closing I would say there is no reward without taking some risks, In fact there's a community right here in WA. wish you good luck. D
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Thanks Donna Jackson.
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Thank you MelodyS1. Good luck to you. All the best!
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Thanks Blvckthom. All the best to you!
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I completely relate to what you're saying... Hoping as well to find the cure. I think with dedication and intelligence there is definitely a way to stay true to yourself and find success. Not sure yet if this is the right platform either as I'm very new here but just wanted to tell you that I totally hear ya.
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Kyle Premium
If you are looking to build a business online, you are in the right place. Everything you need is here from the training, the tools, to expert support every step of the way.

You can also build your business in absolutely any niche of your choice, up to you and through time you will likely be involved in many different niches. :)
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I don't. Have any money to up grade. Ok my ability to ask. Question end 's in two days . So why 2 days cut off? Misha wanted me to mention and let them know about the $100. Challenge and we will get your information to send you the $100. Completion of bootcamp. After getting to Modual 3 you will be able to get in contact with your 6 Figure coach who will walk you through the rest of the training and hold your hand every step of the way. Thankyou again Misha.TBB
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MelodyS1 Premium
I am in the same boat I don't have any more money to spend doing this , I was hoping to start bringing in the extra as what I make is not even covering my bills, so I am at a loss here too did the Bootcamp help you faster than this,
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JasonHeard Premium
Hey again, Thomas.

I would connect with either Carson or Kyle to see about keeping your ability to communicate and to post questions here.

I'm not quite sure I fully understand the rest about Misha and the 6 figure coach. It sounds like a review I did on a product that I would not recommend using.
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JasonHeard Premium
Hi Melody, I see you just joined WA.

Yes, it took me awhile too before I saw any earnings, but I stuck with it. Now I have days where I earn more than it costs to be a member here for an entire year, in a single day.

The point, results aren't instant. Work hard and give it time.

Which lesson of the bootcamp are you on? I have become very familiar with all of the lessons here so if you needed any help, give me a buzz!
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MelodyS1 Premium
I haven't tie d the boot camp I am still struggling with the Online Entrepreneur, I can only do one thing at a time I keep going back over and over the lessons I just hope that they are being done right its not like I have some one who sees it and tell me where I need to work on this or that.
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MozMary Premium
you will continue to have access to those lessons, so you have plenty of time, get good at both those courses, use your free websites, remember you can share your links any time and get commissions even using social media, so you may be able to afford membership in the future

ps it is overwhelming at first but it will click
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MozMary Premium
because asking questions or 'write access' is part of the paid membership, you were given it free for a week to try out what full membership is like in here and to experience it without having to pay in advance, now you know if you like it or not and if you want to pay for it at some point in the future, other things in Premium membership is hosting for your websites, and training...

you seem to have been given some wrong advice on module 3 and 6 figure coach - who told you that?! Who is Misha?
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MelodyS1 Premium
Thank you . your right it is overwhelming. I will keep plugging along and hope this takes off soon so i can stop working 2 jobs and get a house . my goal is to be in something by the 1st of the year.
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JasonHeard Premium
Just take it one lesson at a time. If there is something in particular that you are having a hard time with, you have an entire community that you can 'lean' on for help.

Don't hesitate to reach out.
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MozMary Premium
yes Melody, you do have someone to see it and tell you if it needs to be this or that, lots of people here to help you, keep asking questions and use the private message system sometimes if you like and the pen icon top right too :)
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@JasonHeard @ThomasBoyer @MelodyS1 I am flowing in the same river. I have two kids 1 is a newborn and im currently a homemaker so i dont have funds coming in right now. I am a starter member so i dont know how well that will make me money to pay for discussions and so fourth. This was my option to make extra income.
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InfiniteWins Premium
After downloading the "All In One SEO Pack," I noticed that under every post after you hit edit, underneath the draft, there is a title and description. The title of my post automatically shows up as the SEO title in the description, while a box field is there to type in information. My question is: do I have to create a description for each new post within my blog? I thought the only SEO description needed was for the first page/home page or a main page, but I'm not feeling so sure. Please let me know. Thanks
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MBond Premium
Each post needs an SEO description, but all you have to do is copy and paste the first couple sentences of your blog into the box. That is the description. You also have to copy and paste the title into the box where the title shows up otherwise it would be blank.
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MozMary Premium
Kyle shows us it is better to choose your description that way you get to choose what shows up in google, otherwise google will just select the opening lines, more control for you and better SEO
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DannyB1 Premium
I may be jumping the gun here but after going through some of the lessons, it appears to me that these website are set up for blogging. As a premium member, I have several interests in website usage such as a website to convert an etsy account into my own website. It is a storefront I would like to add to the pages here. As my thought is to get several sites up and running so there are several income streams. Do these wordpress themes support a storefront?
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judLie Premium
Yes, most do, not sure about all. You can create a subdomain which would look something like shop.domainname.com

Perhaps the following may also help to answer your question: Jud
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VitaliyG Premium
You can install things like Woo Commerce and sell your stuff there, but the platform in WA teaches blogging to get traffic, and then sell that traffic, which can be the stuff you wish to sell them through Etsy.
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@DannyB1 Your explanation really clarified the process for me. Thanks so much!
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I believe i understand, standby as i just got started today and will have lots of questions as to blogging websites
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Hello everyone,

My name is Anna and I just joined WA yesterday. My question is this... I already have my own photography website up and running through another host site. Is it mandatory to create a website through WA's platform/host site or can I fuse my already running site to my WA account/profile?
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Jurgen78 Premium
Hi Anna,

You can choose.
You can keep your current hosting and just follow the training at WA and implement this training where applicable.
You can also move your website to WA hosting. For this, you have to become a Premium member.

If you wish to move your site to WA hosting, all you have to do (after you become Premium) is ask SiteSupport to do this for you.

Cheers!

p.s. Be aware that if you become a Premium member and move your site to WA, you have to stay on as Premium member. If you, for some reason, cancel your WA subscription, you will have to move your site again to another hosting.
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Robolas Premium
Hello..
I am at the stage of adding additional content, and I have a minor issue in that when I open my "Menu" under appearance it does not display the option of widgets?
Is this possibly because the Theme I have chosen as my site does not support widgets?

Thanks for any guidance in advance
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
That is possible I suppose as Themes do differ.

On most themes in the WordPress dashboard I see it under "Appearance/Widgets"

I would try Google searching the Theme name + Widgets for info.

I'd also look under Customize or Theme/Customize too in case there is an option to turn Widgets on and off.
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loveJoy15 Premium
Well, I will give a little update.. I am still not sure what I am going to say yet for my blog but, I am writing somethings down and hopefully when I really have some down time to focus, I will start writing like a mad women..lol.. So stay tune everyone we will see what happens.. lol
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All the best!
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Keep me updated, I'd love to see what you wrote
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So I’ve been getting a lot of emails from you folks telling me to set up my account so I finally did that last night through PayPal am I doing it correctly every time I try to hit the blue little words I think comes up and says error by my count we set up please let me know if I’m doing it correctly
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MozMary Premium
people usually tell you to set up your profile in here, that does not require paypal, just you to upload a pic and fill out a short bio

if you take the offer to go Premium at $19 for the first month then that requires either paypal or a card

I will pass this on to billing
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CLOUDFIT Premium
I am now an Excited Premium Member. My initial Money Goals are to develop a Online Business making $10,000 per month & grow my income beyond this while providing real value to the online community developed via the programs I present. Working hard to educate myself. learning & communicating with the success leaders within WA to minimize my errors. I thank you all in advance for the guidance & leadership I hope to gather from you all. I also congratulate each of you on your successes and the decision to be apart of this great community.
Thank you
Cicero {Cloudfit}
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PhilipC1 Premium
I am here near on five months. Traffic getting better by the day. I am always here if you have any questions. I believe this is possible with work, time, learning and seeking help whenever YOU NEED IT!! Best of luck CLOUDFIT and always here if you ever have any questions.
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eosegueraf Premium
Welcome to WA,great attitude Cicero, that's the way to go.
Best wishes to your success from México.
Eugenio.
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mimieAG Premium
I was on one niche, created the domain details, and as I was writing the content with this lesson, I realize I was going the different direction albiet in the same broad category. Now, how do I update the website URL to go along with the latest direction? I do not see any options for it :(
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
I don't think that you can edit the siterubix URL.

The two options would be:
1) Start over with a new siterubix site
2) Keep your existing site and when you are ready, purchase your own URL and assign it to your website in Site RUbix/Site Manager using "move"

You could also try opening a ticket with Site Rubix/Site Support in case they know something I don't. It has happened....;^)
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mimieAG Premium
Thank you for the reply!
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CorrineW Premium
Please tell me if I have this correct: I have my site with siterubix (sitename.siterubix.com). If I want to move to my own domain, I pay whatever the fee is and then that's it? Is it hosted with wealthy affiliates? And I just pay the $13.99 (or whatever the domain happens to cost) each year?

Thanks!
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JMaki Premium
That's correct, yes! If you decide to move it off WA in the future, you would have to pay for a host. But, for now on WA you just pay the cost of domain.
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CorrineW Premium
Awesome, thanks Jasmine!
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MozMary Premium
yes, because you are a Premium member your hosting is paid for here and all you need to do is the annual domain renewal fee

your Premium membership includes high end hosting for up to 25 sties, and you have free SSL certs and webmail too... :)
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CorrineW Premium
Thanks for the info Mary!
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I have a question about the use of keywords and would be grateful for some help please. In the previous lesson it was suggested that we find 5 keywords/phrases for our niche. Do we just choose one of these keywords/phrases for our article or do we use all 5 spread throughout the article? Or are the other 4 keywords/phrases to be used when writing further articles, one at a time?
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SongbirdDL Premium
When you write your article, you will be using one of those keyword phrases. The rest are for use with your other articles. One keyword for each article. Enjoy writing your content.
~Danielle
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Thank you for answering my question.
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Chariza1 Premium
now that i finished on this lesson, i was thinking my niche won't be as interesting as writing an article about it. So i thought of a different niche. will i still be able to do it, like just edit my niche -make it a bit more targeting i think. i got the 5 top keywords for it , i just need to edit my niche. is it possible though?
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
Yes you can change your niche.

What that means depends on how far along you are in the lessons.

Can you be more specific?

For example, if you still have siterubix in your domain name then you can change it by buying your own domain name.

If you site is very new and you want to start over you can delete it by clicking the blue SiteRubix button on the left then click SiteManager. Then just make a new site from the beginning.
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Chariza1 Premium
thanks for the reply..

i just really need to add another word on my niche, is that possible? i dont want to delete my niche. unless necessary, just need to twitch it a little bit .
my site is still very new, no blogs or content as i am on Course 1 just finished lesson 7. but, does deleting it even i built it through "On a domain i own" it wouldnt cost me, would it?
registering a domain is the one that costs monthly, or perhaps im wrong :)


cheers
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GGrier Premium
Hi,
I am not suggesting to delete anything if that's not what you want.
I am still trying to figure out exactly what you mean though.

A "niche" is just a concept. Changing it is as easy as changing your mind.

What is it exactly that you are wanting to change? The website address?
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I am also not sure about my niche and feel that I may end up changing it before I get my website set up.
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MozMary Premium
it sounds like you want to change the name of your siterubix site, if you move to an own domain that will cost

you can stay with the free sites, the name is not important or if you really want a different name then create a second free site, someone told you to go up to a domain but that is not correct
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Felynz Premium
Kyle suggests that you "Post" rather than "Page" your "About Me" page so that you can receive comments.

Personally, I don't really want to receive comments on my "About Me" page - I'd rather have comments on the articles that I will be posting.

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on whether allowing comments on your "About Me" page is a positive or negative way to go? Thanks in advance.
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MJLaupp Premium
I followed the instructions as they were given and the ability for people to post comments hasn't been an issue at all.
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EdibertoJr Premium
Allowing comments on About Me page is something building a trust from visitors of your created site, but turn on your plug in or Akismet or spam blocker.

Ediberto
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littlemama Premium
Having comments on your About Me page can be beneficial as people can engage with you on a personal level and gains your readers trust that there's an actual person behind the site and that you are relatable.
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Felynz Premium
OK thank you
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Felynz Premium
Thank you - didn't think about the 'face behind the website' angle.
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Felynz Premium
OK thank you :)
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littlemama Premium
Which is pretty important factor to gain their trust and listen to your recommendations. :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Actually have gotten a lot of comments on my 'about me' post. It's an entry page where others can get to know you. It's pretty important imho.

It's very important to do things the way Kyle has instructed...he and Carson are the experts here and following their seasoned advice just paves the way for your business...period!

Take your training to heart...it'll save you grief in the long run.

:)
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Felynz Premium
Sound advice - thank you
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Spark3r Premium
Hey, I've been working on my article for a while and I've been saving frequently. However, when I tried to look for the revisions sections that are mentioned in the video, I couldn't find it. Am I looking in the wrong place? It should be in the bottom right hand section of the site content editor....
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Balsam Premium
Hi,
I am using an iPad. Therefore, it is on the right side under Publish: save draft - status - visibility- REVISIONS ...
Good luck!
Balsam
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Hey there, just started... looking to check the "understand membership options" box to go to the next training, but really it only explains the premium option (everything and everybody really pushing that for their commissions) I'm just trying to figure out what is possible with the starter version to start. It says you can have two websites- does that mean web hosting for two sites or do you have to find that separate also (assuming you have to purchase domain names - but that wasn't really explained either - Later training perhaps?) Just trying to take one thing at a time and get a sense for what my expected costs will be using this system vs. compiling something another way. I'm looking for more of a nuts and bolts rundown and I'm thinking I might benefit more from more research than I would from paying monthly at the beginning. Thoughts?
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Answering some of my own questions as I look ahead, but still interested in comments/thoughts - what you wish you had known or done when you started etc.
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I have the same concern. I am thinking, so what if I do upgrade before really exploring this website and what it provides, and whether I really need it for the time being or not.
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indeed some things are not explained very well
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judLie Premium
Perhaps the following tutorials may help answer your questions:
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My understanding is you can take as long as you need to learn these basics. Upgrade only if it becomes profitable to do so. Push for the 7 days is just for the first month discount...but you can upgrade to Premium any time it's beneficial for you to do so.
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judLie Premium
Can you give examples of what things you feel are not explained well or what exactly you need help with?
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Thanks for the link. I'm having questions more related to individual features of the options that are offered, for instance it says as a beginner I will have access to 12 wordpress themes. Are these themes the kind that will convert to viewing on a mobile phone? (theres a name for that but I forget it) Or in the rush to "just get started" will I pick and be stuck with a website and theme that later I wish I hadn't? Are certain themes better for certain types of things such as selling services vs. selling products? Does the premium membership offer the full gamut of wordpress themes or are some of them restricted due to being incompatible with siterubix or some such? If there is a theme I like on wordpress, is there a way I can use it anyway? It was mentioned in one of the videos that "I'll probably want my own domain" Why is that? What are the advantages of that over the websites available here? And why then should I opt in to something less optimal from the start? (thinking later I wish I had chosen to have my own domain instead) for some things I seek more definitive stats, for others the info provided doesn't quite seem to add up.
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Karlito76 Premium
You are a lot like me. But I think you are getting ahead of yourself. All your questions will be answered in the training but I will tell you that yes, the themes are mobile friendly and you can start with the siterubix domain and then purchase a domain at a later time. You can keep the siterubix domain but in my opinion, it looks better with just .com or .org. Yes, the premium does offer the full gamut of themes and they are all compatible with siterubix or the domain of your choosing. I'm positive you will find a theme you like because there are thousands available. You can change themes if you don't like them. I hope I answered some of your questions and I wish you the best of luck with your training!
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Thanks a lot. I'm continuing to work my way through.
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Karlito76 Premium
Awesome! Don't hesitate to ask any more questions you may have, we are here to help.
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Quite interesting. I'm getting a little bit excited going through each of these lessons.I'm hoping I can learn and retain all the lessons as I go along, and have a thorough understanding of what I'm doing and not just following each step with no idea on why I'm doing it.
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Sound great! Dun forget to take action and implement what you've learnt!
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DeborahsLife Premium
I was also worried about remembering what to do, but no need - you can re-visit each and every training section/video and just refresh what you learnt! Besides, you can also just ask a question direct from your profile page.
Love my WA family :)
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CorrineW Premium
I am having a hard time narrowing down my niche.
Options are:
baking (too broad? Baking for beginners perhaps?)
healthy cooking (again too broad? Healthy vegetarian cooking?)
Kid's party planning
running technical gear (clothing, shoes, fitness trackers)

Does anyone have any thoughts? I enjoy all of the above, I just can't decide which path is the best.

Thanks!!!
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KeironLunn Premium
Hi Corrine, I'm far from an expert, but I would have to agree that baking and healthy cooking are both too broad. I think you are getting closer with "Healthy vegetarian cooking" but that too might even be a bit broad. If I were trying to hone in on that niche, I would probably use something like "Quick and healthy vegetarian casserole recipes" or "Vegetarian breakfast recipes with zucchini"

Good luck!
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CorrineW Premium
Thanks for your input! I like the vegetarian casserole recipe idea!
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phildora Premium
Hi Corrine, have you put your niche keyword into either "Jaaxy Keyword" tool or "WA Keyword" tool? You can also narrow your keyword in "Google Search" using the "Alphabet Soup" technique.

Examples: bakinga; bakingb; bakingc or runninga, runningb, runningc. Google will show your search suggestions used by other and you can use those results and put into "Jaaxy" or the "WA" keyword tools.

Also start with the one you are most passionate about--this way you will have a lot of content for your blog and review pages.
Once you have determined your best keyword--you can then add the various related "Categories" on your site.

Hope this helps!
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CorrineW Premium
Thank you!! This is super helpful!
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome Corrine!
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If you like baking then do them all. Start with the first one backing for beginners and work you way through them all.
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IvyT Premium
Hey, I love baking, and among the thousands of books on my shelves here, there is a whole section devoted to cook books. But then in a last moment pinch, do you think I bother to sit down and page through any of these?

Nooooo! I jump online looking for 'best ever' this or that that I can do with substitute ingredients and shortcuts: School markets need a certain something - or the birthday party has some special dietary needs. There's always some special condition I'm googling for. All of them present excellent niches!
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CorrineW Premium
Thanks for your feedback!
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CorrineW Premium
Thanks Ivy! lol I do the exact same thing, look up recipes online despite having a cookbook for literally every occasion. Maybe vegan baking... hmmm
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I am thinking my niche is about IPhone. I never had one but I finally got the iPhone 7 Plus and love it. I have been told I am good at music and I do like learning things on computer. I am stuck in between doing either the iPhone or camping.
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MozMary Premium
see where he talks about answers.com and the questions people ask, what do you think you'd enjoy answering and writing about more, the iphone or the camping? Which one of those gives you good ideas for content - and have you looked in google to see what affiliate programs are available for these areas?
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ThadRingwald Premium
Ok so I am super into guitars and my niche idea is to target more seasoned or experienced guitar players. My theory is that the more experienced guitar players usually buy higher price products because they are more invested in that hobby. Anyways, I just want some feedback. Thanks guys!
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soozk017 Premium
Since I learned a little more about pages/posts and how to manage them a little I did something on the website I own. I went in and put in a post that said "website under construction". I did this because if I type in the site it came up. I didn't want people to think that if they saw stage 1 and saw it come up again when finished that they would remember the name and not go back. It can be deleted logging onto admin right?
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IvyT Premium
I also have sites covered with an 'under construction' plugin. You can easily visit the plugin and switch it off, and of course you can deactivate it, too. Just a note - I wasn't able to get Google to verify my site for analytics while it was 'under construction'. I had to temporarily switch it off to get through verification.
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soozk017 Premium
I have watched this video twice and got the about me & privacy policy in main menu idea. I used a 2 window system, 1 training & 1 doing on my website. I figured that would be the best way for a computer limited person could do it best. My question is about the step right before this video. I've gotten help from site support to get me fixed with lesson 6 and caught up to lesson 7. I didn't find the list with Robots meta NOINDEX and Robots meta NOFOLLOW boxes to check. I wasn't sure it site support might have done that, but I couldn't find a list of those 3 items?.I went ahead with the video understanding what I was doing. I went to my website and refreshed and it didn't look right, so I went back to wordpress screen and everything was put where it was placed, so I figured those 2 boxes didn't get checked?! I really liked this video! It was easy to follow and do, and I felt like I was doing something right so I could keep going! WRONG. could you please give me any idea of what I could do? I would sure appreciate it! Thanks a bunch!
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akollor123 Premium
You are doing fine! Please zone in on the area of the video one more time where you could not see the box to check and believe you will find it. Go at it slowly...
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MozMary Premium
have you activated your plugins? just go into plugins on your wp menu and you should have two there, all in one seo and the optimizer one, they both should have a activate or deactivate under them, if it says activate you'll need to click that
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Grinche Premium
I'm curious about rule #3, why must the key word make grammatical sense? I assume the reason a keyword is presented in a non-gramatical sequence is people performing searches perform that exact search and it would seem beneficial to match that, yet im sure there are solid reasons not to, so I'm way curios..
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Grinche,

As you know if it don't make grammatical sense Google won't be happy.

Imagine all the nets 'listings't being 'gobble-dee'gook' titles! I'd imagine to find something 'extremely' specific being very difficult.

Alas, I guess it is just 'best practices'.

I noticed too that ill grammared queries are putt into Google all the time and its a shame we can't steall them, those that do, I'd imagine don't rank well for that post or website name.

Otherwise, I don't know or recall.

Hope this helps.
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Grinche Premium
That is helpful thanks, i didnt realize that.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Welcome Grinche.
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IvyT Premium
I think Google is aversive to Cookie Monster English because it's a good way to screen out spam app-generated content. But like Philip said - some of the stats attached to weird searches are amazing!
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Excellent training so far. Quick question some initial feedback on 2 niche ideas.
One dealing with herbal remedies and one on outdoor activity. In the past 5 years or so we have taken up day hikes in various parts of Canada. Loving it. My wife and I are closer to 60 than 29 and so 1 possibility for a niche might be "Hiking Over 50".
Additionally, for over a decade or so I have been fascinated by the power of plants for health/healing and have actively researched this topic. I am a huge advocate for preventative health rather than disease treatment and as such have been making tinctures, herbal pills, detoxes, etc that my wife and I---and numerous others are using with great results. (Haven't personally seen a doctor in over 15 years and want to keep it that way:) Do another niche idea might be "Healing with Herbs" , "Natural Home Health Remedies", "Making Herbal Tinctures" etc. I see potential to monetize these ideas as products in both categories are quite numerous.
Any feedback-thots on this. Again loving the site/tools/info so far.
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MozMary Premium
think about how you might monetize either of those niches, what affiliate programs are available to you, what your competition looks like

I'm familiar with the herbs and natural healing, the way I see it is we are not shooting fish in the same barrel, it's about making the barrel much bigger and creating a wider pool, reaching out to your audience with your voice...there are many herbal programs out there, big issues with sourcing good quality herbs though, and always a need to make people feel comfortable to use herbs

a couple of affiliate programs to look at are The School of Natural Healing, [master herbalism, western herbalism tradition, good commission on their training], iherb.com [good commission on herbs and supplements], etc But Canada has its own vast supply of excellent herbs which perhaps you could find programs in those too?
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IvyT Premium
I love the idea for a review of hike trails for over 50s! You could potentially link this to health, travel, fiteness, and lifestyle products of every kind. And how beautiful would your photos from the trails be? Love it.
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Robolas Premium
Can someone please explain for me "Themes" I chose a particular theme that was one of the few which related or that I could identify with my niche - I opted for this particular theme, however when going through the video instructions, which are well versed and with good clarity, it soon became apparent that some of the instructions to follow did not coincide or collaborate with the theme i chose.

I'am trying to use theme 27 and incorporate the relevant menu as well as editing some of the pictorial contend and uploading those of relevance to what i 'am offering.
is there another set of instructions that may be appropriate or am I having to revert to an altogether different theme ??

Thanks In Advance
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MozMary Premium
all themes are different, you could experiment using the free sites to find a theme that suits

was there another name to that theme or was the number the name?

sometimes you can ask members in here through your pen icon top right [ask a question in there more people may see it] ask if someone is using x theme, or go on youtube to see if you can get someone doing a video on it
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RobertRivera Premium
I would go to the search bar above and type “themes” all kinds of subjects come up regarding themes.
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Mlowendahl Premium
I've searched trough the Wordpress themes and found a couple that looks okay, but the free ones here seem pretty limited. I've found one premium theme that I like better. It can be bought from enviro.com. Is it somehow possible to buy that Wordpress theme and use it for my website here at WA?
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MBond Premium
Hi Miowendahl,
You may use your premium theme on your wordpress site. Once you have the theme, go to appearance>themes>add new theme>upload theme. That would allow you to install the theme that you purchased.
I hope this helps.
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Mlowendahl Premium
Thank you Matt! That was very helpful!
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soozk017 Premium
I know I've got a lot of help lately from site support and I've really appreciated it! I watched the video,did as you said in the video. (I had 2 windows open because I knew that would be easiest for me!) My ? is that the step before this video of checking the boxes Robots Meta NOINDEX and Robots Meta NOFOLLOW, I never found them to check. I followed along to set up the menus like on the video. I refreshed, but didn't get any results> I'm computer limited which is why I do 2 windows on videos so I can do it as Kyle explains it. Can I guess that not finding those 2 boxes above is what went wrong? Please help with any suggestions. I would really like to keep my site building going. I'm excited to continue because I am really excited to see it done and show my family what I actually did, with help from this great community! Thanks!
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JMaki Premium
Did you upload the All In One SEO plugin?
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Avialle Premium
Hi, quick question (I hope). So, I went through and created my 'About Me' section and 'Privacy Policy' page. I set the 'About Me' as a post, and 'Privacy Policy' as a page as instructed. However, when I view my website, the 'About Me' page has no comment section at the bottom, but the 'Privacy Policy' page does.
Anyone know how this has happened and how I can fix this?
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ericcantu Premium
I think initially you're asked to publish both of those as pages. Comments for posts are defaulted to be on, but for pages you have to turn them on.
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Avialle Premium
Ok, so that did help, a bit lol
The Privacy Policy which was created as a page, already had comments turned on for some reason, so I've turned them off. That solved that problem. Thanks for the video link!
But, my About me post. I've gone into the same Quick Edit on it, in the posts section, and although the box is ticked, it still isn't showing a comment section at the bottom.
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Maddy55 Premium
posts go into the blogroll (home) and pages will go into a menu bar. Each page or post has the option of turning comments on or off in the editing mode (where you create it). Just have to scroll way down. I chose to put my About Me as a page, so it's in my menu bar. My Posts are in my blog roll on Home page, so that's where I put all my new articles. I set up my pages first, loaded them with content. Once I was done that, I started writing posts or articles in the blog roll (home). You can check out my website to see how I did it if you like. On my Profile, lower right hand corner, are all my URLs. Good luck :)
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ericcantu Premium
If your posts for whatever reason don't have comments turned on by default, you can go to your dashboard>settings>discussion and make sure the checkbox is on for allow comments on new posts.
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Avialle Premium
Ah, it's fixed now. Not sure why comments weren't showing before but they are now! Thanks for the help and quick response!
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Maddy55 Premium
Glad it worked out for you :)
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LeafWise Premium
Plug-in activation - I am stuck in the "Activate your All in One SEO & EWWW Image Optimizer Plugins"- It is only for pro membership in the theme I have chosen. Is it the rule for all themes chosen? I did not see any comment about paying for that in the tutorial. I need to pay 100 USD for that and I only started...
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Triblu Premium
Hey Yoav,

You should be able to activate both of those plugins by simply clicking on Activate.

SiteSupport https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support should be able to help you with this issue.
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Maddy55 Premium
those plug ins are free. Go to PLUG INS, then choose ADD NEW, that will take you to the Plug in page... on your right side is the search bar, type in what plug in you want. Once the Plug in that you want shows up, choose INSTALL NOW. It just just takes seconds to install usually and then your page of all the plug ins that you have installed will show up. Find your Plug in, click on ACTIVATE. It's that simple.
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LeafWise Premium
thanks
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LeafWise Premium
thanks
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Gregpogue Premium
Once you choose a Domain and Website Name, can you edit it later or would you have to create a new website under the new domain name you want?

I don't want to make a hasty decision on a domain name now if I can't change it later when I think of a better one.
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MozMary Premium
yes, don't rush, as you'd have to change the domain name if you didn't like it

you can use the two free sites though and transfer the content from them when you are ready

the tagline itself can be changed, but that isn't the domain name, that is simply settings>general
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Gregpogue Premium
Perfect! Thanks for answering!
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Hey everyone so i just finished the SEO settings part and when i search my website which is to do with Electronics it comes up with - "My Website Name / Mens Apparel" and "My Website Name / Womens Apparel". Both of these pages have nothing to do with my site and i cleared all the dummy pages, I can't explain it. What should i do?
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Triblu Premium
Hey John,

Sounds like your Site Title and Tagline needs updating. Here's a tutorial to help you with this: Hope this helps you.
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No that wasn't it. i figured out the problem they are old cached sites from previous users of the same name...can i get rid of these or is it up to Google?
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Triblu Premium
You guessed correctly John, it IS up to Google and it will become refreshed in time.
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Okay well let's hope that won't take to long lol thanks for your help!
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JustMyLife Premium
I'm thinking of doing a travel tips for solo travelers niche, but also tied with some sub niches, such as a portfolio/blog of my experiences abroad, hints tips etc.

As for affiliates, I'm hoping for TripAdvisor, SkyScanner, booking.com and possibly amazon for travel essentials.

What's people's thoughts? This is new for me!
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Triblu Premium
Hey Kevin,

Think you are on the right trail. You've got most (if not all!) avenues covered in your ideas. This too will help you when providing content.
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JustMyLife Premium
Also I'm thinking of doing the WA Affiliate Program, with a kind of "want to learn how to have this lifestyle, this is how I did it" kind of thing, but emphasizing that it won't be a get rich quick scheme :)
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MatthewLS Premium
You could do that I wpuld go through the training and then use the keyword tool or jaxxy. Look up keywords you could use throughout your content. That sounds like a really interesting nice. One thing I hsve lesrned is sometimes a niche can be broad example like travel that is broad so l. From what I can tell you have narrowed the niche some so I think it would work for you. Go through the training learn more. If you need more help always asks question I believe in every question is a good one even if it is a simple one. I hope the best for you and hope you achieve your goals.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Kevin,

If you're interested in offering advice on WA affiliate program then you would definitely gain an advantage in learning from Rob's (aka boomergp08) latest tutorial: Hope this helps you.
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JustMyLife Premium
Thank you! :)
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JustMyLife Premium
Thanks dude!
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DaleRodge Premium
Sounds perfect to me buddy :) definitely a profitable niche for sure!
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laweda029 Premium
Traveling is a top pick of mine as well! great choice! easy to find passion there!
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oanaelviso Premium
Hello all, is it recommended to create the content step by step (I create a page or a post and afterwards I publish it on my site) even if the site could look incomplete? Or is better first to create most of the templates and publish them in one run? I know my question is basic but it would be helpful to find an answer, as it will help me to organise my content. Many thanks!
Oana.
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MatthewLS Premium
Me the first things I did when following the first some steps on gettinf my site set up is. To get your privacy policy and about me templates full those out. Then when those are done you start making posts about the niche you are in. Examples like reviews of a product or talk about a certain topic, thst you can talk about organically. Something you love talking about and, just keep posting and making quality content. I really do hope this helps you and I hppe you achieve your foals here in WA.
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oanaelviso Premium
Thank you very much, Matthew! All the best ofr you too!
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This was a question for me too. I don't want to post something unfinished and your system is a good way of making sure that all of the information is there. You can then just build on the depth of it. Thanks @MatthewLS
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MatthewLS Premium
I do my best too help whoever I can.l you are welcome anytime. The biggest thing is follow the training and getting your about me page and your privacy policy up. Then you can put your content in as posts. You should be on your way. If you ever get stuck either go back through some of the training. Or just ask a question nothing is wrong with it I do it if I need. Hope the besr for you
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MatthewLS Premium
You are welcome anytime I hope this helpes you. I like helping if I can so dont hesitate to ask questions or go back through some of training so you can get everything you need.
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MozMary Premium
yes, it is the page/post that will rank, not your site - so you build your content - also it could take time to rank when you are new so that gives you time to write more content and work on your site

better to publish consistently that all in one run when it is affiliate marketing...
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oanaelviso Premium
Great, thank you!
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Steve815 Premium
Hi, Is there any way to choose a page when I use writing templates?
I used the writing template to post my first content on my website.
The template is awesome, but when I posted I couldn't move this content to a certain menu that I want to sort it out.
Help me plz.
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akollor123 Premium
Hi. Now all you need to do is to go back to WordPress dashboard in the edit of the page. You can achieve what you want here.
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Steve815 Premium
Thanks for the reply. I tried everything in the dashboard but I couldn't find the right way.
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BCornejo Premium
How do I get to the table with blue boxes where the lessons and levels are found? When I wanna review one lesson for better understanding that was very helpful. Without that table, I have to scroll down every lesson and click Next Lesson until I get to the lesson I wanted to retake.
Bayara
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