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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Hello there, I just go through with WA overview with Kyle, thousands of questions going through my mind now, and as I go through with your questions and answers it's really great. Although i still don't fully understand about making website, how to earn online, coz I don't believe those online jobs post anymore, they were just looking for likes in there channel. So it's my very first time to join in an online community like this and I can feel real money as I read all your comments. God bless everyone that was here in this section today.
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valR1 Premium
you will do very well on here .training and support is amazing welcome
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Hi Will not some niches be country specific, so that they apply more in one country than others. For example, if you are talking about garden fertilizers, which will vary from country to country. If I describe one fertilizer other people may not understand what I am going on about.
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valR1 Premium
you could do a niche for certain country
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8952 Premium
If in a bussiness model, to sell 1 product over another with my own experience. Can I get help with knowing the difference of being honest and something that could be considered slander?
i have a lot to work on before i use my idea, but as i'm think i have an extremely strong plan, i don't want to cross any legal lines
Thankyou
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I'm not an attorney, so this is just an "in a nutshell" response...

The legal definition of slander is essentially the telling of a untruth that harms the reputation of another party. So, as long as you are simply sharing your experience with a product or service -- the good and the bad -- technically it would not be considered slanderous.

Of course, anyone can sue anyone else for practically anything these days. I think as long as you are truthful, and yet still polite, you should be okay.

In fact, I've seen many businesses often reach out to a "bad" review to try and make it right.

On the other hand, if you go into some hate-filled rant then all bets are off. Keep it professional.
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8952 Premium
Thankyou, Im not into the hate filled rants luckily. Maybe when the time comes i will message you to ask your thought as it will be a strong message but a politicaly correct message . Thanks for the well thought out answer, Its exactly how i think, but stil,very much apprecaitted!!::)
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Hey, student from the UK here in my final year looking to start making money online while I finish off my degree and hopefully for long after that as well, any quick tips for beginners such as myself and how long to spend doing this (e.g. how many hours a day) since I've still got a degree to try and get :)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Naturally you just do what you can do. I know how limited a student's time can be... I've got more degrees than a thermometer! lol

I would say that if you could spare, say, an hour a day you will do just fine. A good target for a beginner is one solid 1500-3000 word post per week. You can definitely hit that with an hour a day, even including any research you might need.

Whatever your niche, just make sure it is something you are passionate about. Ultimately you will be creating a ton of content, and the worst thing you can do is turn this into a "job"; especially one that you wind up hating.

Hope this helps. :-)
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That's a great suggestion AJTrimble1. This newbie appreciates it as well. And, you're just showing off with the degree thing. ;) And I'm jealous! <3
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Hahaha... well, don't be. If all those degrees did me any good these days I probably wouldn't be here talking to you now. lol.

Truth is we have reached a time where any kid with a laptop can put a Fortune 500 company out of business.

Don't get me wrong. I still think education is a worthwhile pursuit, and I am sending all three of my children through it.

But now it's all about the "applied" side; it's more about what you actually learn and the skills get out of it. The era I grew up in where it meant something merely because one has a piece of paper from a university is long over.
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Hey everybody! I'm totally nubby and very excited about this new beginning. I make this very important decision today. I'm not going to procrastinate anymore and I starting a new chapter in my life today. I'm going through coaching and I'm amazed how good it developed. Completely nubby proof, on one side and very informative on the other.

Please feel free to wish me luck 😉
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adreyna Premium
Welcome to WA! You've come to the right place. Continue with the step-by-step training and follow up with action. It will make all the difference. Best wishes to your success. :)
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Thanks for your kindness! And best wishes to you.
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adreyna Premium
My pleasure!
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I don't understand the difference between a domain and a website. I've watched a video which explains a domain and it was a little beyond my understanding. Do you provide domains or websites. I think I understand that I will need to purchase domain names?
I need the 'newbie' explanation.
Your help is appreciated,
robin
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feigner Premium
Robin, think of your domain as your address.
then think of your site as a book.
when people come to your domain(address), they are allowed to read your book.
if they arrive at the home page they read the intro.
or if they need specific info, the search engines may direct them straight to a chapter relevant to what they are looking for.
so after purchasin your domain, you write your book.
sounds scary, but if you break it down into chapters and small sections of each chapter then it becomes easy.
good luck
phil
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apache1 Premium
Your website is your home your domain is your address to that home. Newbie enough?

As for the second part of your question say you want to talk about being a newbie online.

You search for a domain name, for example, newbie.com and if it is available you purchase that domain.

From there you now have an address (your domain name) which is just a block of land at the moment.

Now you have to build on your new land (website) and as you add content you are now building your home.

The more you build the more you have in your home that will add value to it

Hope that helps

Andre
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Robin & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) free starter!

You've landed in the right place to learn step-by-step, at your own pace, your very own on-line biz to success!

Simply give yourself the time & patience to go through the amazing, thorough training with Kyle, WA, Co-Owner and of course, whenever you might have a question, the awesome WA community is available here 24/7 around the world to assist ...and here we are!

It looks like you've got a good thread of discussion going here and hopefully, you will have found some helpful insight to your question ...

Best wishes to you for every success, cheerio ... :)
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merlynmac Premium
A domain name is a web address..think of your house address...it's a number and street name identifying your home's location. A domain name does the same for your website.

A website is the actual post, pages and so on at an address. Just like your house. It resides at an address but it isn't an address itself.

Take the domain analogy one step further... different me,hers can receive mail at your address (i.e. Bob, Mary, etc.). The same is true for your email at your domain (bob@yourdomain.com, etc.).

I hope this helps.
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Thank you for info and explaination!
Adelina
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phil1944 Premium
You want to build an online business around coffee.

You register the domain name ilovecoffee.com with a domain name registrar. You pay the registrar and you own the domain name.

You pay a website host for space on their computers where your business will be. Your website is your business and it will be called www.ilovecoffee.com. You have to build its pages, posts, structure and menu directly on host's computers.

You connect your domain name with your website so that when someone enters ilovecoffee.com into a search engine, your website appears.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's about as accurate and concise "newbie" explanation I have ever seen, Andre... well done, sir. :-)
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apache1 Premium
Thank you AJ much appreciated.
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Unicorn4 Premium
Think of a domain as a parking lot where your vehicle (website) is parked for people to come by to look at it.
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Thank you, Unicorn4. So, how do you choose your parking lot? I've never seen the option to choose a domain before. And then choose the kind of website and the website name? My understanding has been, choose a domain name and build a website. Your input is appreciated, Unicorn4.
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Unicorn4 Premium
You do ask the hard questions, don't you. I am new to tech, so it is easier for me to put it in trucking terms, and that is how I think of it. If you go somewhere like a truckstop, your vehicle to get there is like your website. Some people have ads on their cars, trucking companies have the names and logos on their trucks. The truckstop has the parkinglot which is like a domain. But then again, maybe I'm wrong.
I'm still learning.
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Lol. Thank you, Unicorn4. I automatically assumed you were the techy expert. ;) I love your analogy. I'm not quite sure how to place everything in the training! Hahaha. I had also looked at the bluehost site about purchasing one of their plans and definitions don't seem to be the same. Yikes.
I really appreciate your input.
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Thank you, Feigner. That sounds easy. So where does the domain name fit into this? :D
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Nicely explain Andre.It is very easy to understand the way you put it
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Thank you, Apache1. In the training, lesson 1, it says to first choose the kind of website, so that would be a newbie website. Second, choose a domain ... newbie@com? And 3rd choose a website name ... I'm not sure what goes there.
It seems that different information sources flip domain/website name versus domain/website. But I'm not sure. Yikes.

I put the @ symbol because it said only premium members could include a link. ;)
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Thank you, Merlynmac. I think that was the understanding I use to have. But, in the training, in lesson 1, it says to choose the kind of website, so that would possibly be an art website. Second, choose a domain and then 3rd choose a website name. It seems to indicate that domain and website name are different.
It seems that different information sources flip domain/website name verses domain/website. But I'm not sure. Yikes.

I'm not quite sure where to go.
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merlynmac Premium
OK, so your website will be an art website.

Say your domain is robinsartsite.com.

The web site name can differ from the domain. Think of it as a title at the top of your site. Any people will make it match their domain name but you don't have to. You can use "Robin's Art Site" or you can use "Photos by Robin", etc. It's just the title or branding that's displayed, usually at the top of the site pages.
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apache1 Premium
Robyn Scott (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/merlynmac) just explained this to you so no need for me to repeat what he is stating Wishing you well
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Phil1944, thank you so much for your input. That is the understanding that I had before I started going through the lessons.
In the training, lesson 1, it says to first choose the kind of website, so that would be a coffee website. Second, choose a domain ... ilovecoffee@com? And 3rd choose a website name ... I'm not sure what goes there.
It seems that different information sources flip domain/website name versus domain/website. But I'm not sure. Yikes.
I put the @ sign above because I'm not aloud to put websites yet. ;)
Can you explain the difference?
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Thank you, apache1. That link took me to merlynmac's home page and I searched for a comment from Robyn Scott and couldn't find it. Do you have a link to the 'article'?
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merlynmac Premium
He's referring to my reply 4 messages above. I'll quote it here:

@ImRobin OK, so your website will be an art website.

Say your domain is robinsartsite.com.

The web site name can differ from the domain. Think of it as a title at the top of your site. Any people will make it match their domain name but you don't have to. You can use "Robin's Art Site" or you can use "Photos by Robin", etc. It's just the title or branding that's displayed, usually at the top of the site pages.
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Okay. Thank you, merlynmac. I 'think' I understand that. I have no idea why or how you could make them different. I think I'm quitting for the night. My mind may just be tired. I really appreciate your input.
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merlynmac Premium
Goodnight. As for the Title, you can change it in 2 places on your site; under Settings > General or Appearance > Customize > Site Identity.
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Unicorn4 Premium
Thanks I will look into that.
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feigner Premium
as i said in the first two lines - your domain is the address and when you search and find something you wrote then you go to your address.
your domain name is the name of your house.
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Unicorn4 Premium
I have been trying to think of a niche, I am into freedom of all kinds, freedom from paychecks, the grid, and freedom of our rights to have and bare arms. I am into making my own tools, yet to accomplish due to my disability, but my chiropractor is working on that. Any suggestions on a niche from what I have just told ya'll?
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PamC39 Premium
Maybe a niche DIY website on how to make tools or researching and writing articles on freedom from paychecks?
I don't know if this helps but I hope you come up with something pretty soon. Take care

Regards
Pam
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ItsRyan Premium
hmm...I think you could consider woodworking. Possibly the people you encounter and maybe yourself could appreciate custom crafted wood works. There is a fantastic affiliate for this. While that is just one affiliate, there are probably lots of products and lots of blog posts to do for it.
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mcb247 Premium
You have a few niches there that would work .... In order to choose which one would you be able to write for the next 5 years this may narrow it down for you.

Always go for something that you are passionate about as this will help too.

Also do some research are there any other website about your niche if no then there probably isn't enough people wanting the information so will be difficult to get traffic and make money.

Trust this has helped :)
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Unicorn4 Premium
Thanks I was thinking of maybe a page that is about making things for off gird living. You really have some great ideas. I am partially off grid myself, as the only utility bill I have is electric.
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Unicorn4 Premium
This is something I am quite passionate about. I was an over the road trucker for over 20 years, and had my truck rigged up to be like a mini apartment. For a while I lived in my truck even though the truck belonged to my boss. I had microwave, coffee pot, lamps, tv, dvd player, toaster oven, and even a refridgerator. All I had to do was pull into somewhere and run an extension cord to the vent glass on the door, and plug in.
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Unicorn4 Premium
I have been learning about different things like that and have even come up with a way to make stormwindows out of plastic bottles, but have not tested that out yet.
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PamC39 Premium
That’s a great idea. I’m sure there will be a lot of people that will benefit from that niche. Good Job 👏🏽
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Unicorn4 Premium
Thanks Pam, i just don't know which to right about first. I am into so many DIY things.
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PamC39 Premium
A lot of people like DIY so I think that’s a good niche😊 and a great place to start
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Unicorn4 Premium
Thanks Pam.
I hope I'm ready for this. Better yet, I home my voice to text software is ready for this...it does the typing for me. :)
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PamC39 Premium
I believe in You. I know you can do it 👍🏿
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My website does not have pages on the top and I am not able to get them there with my navigation. I’m not sure where I’m going wrong, but nothing changes on my site. I understand it on your screen, Kyle, but unable to make it happen on mine. I have compared step by step between the instruction and my site. It’s not the same.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Are you referring to the links that take people to you pages? This is called the "top" or "primary" menu and can be automatically generated or not depending on the theme.

If you can't see them, you will have to create one manually. It's not a big deal...

In your dashboard go to Appearance > Menus

You will see two columns. In the left is all your "stuff" (posts, pages, categories, etc.)

Checkmark the items you want on your menu and click the "Add to Menu" button. You should see it all added to the column on the right.

Make sure to check the box underneath that column that says "primary menu"

Now go back to your homepage, refresh if necessary, and you should see your menu listed.

Hope this helps.
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Terand Premium
Yes, follow AJ!

You may find this useful too :o)
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I don’t see “primary menu” as an option. Under Menu Settings I have “Auto add pages” and “Display location”. The Auto Add Pages says that it automatically adds new top-level pages to the menu, but when I tried it nothing changed on the main site. I tried the other one too with the same result.
Interestingly, my Privacy Policy isn’t listed as that either but has as its title the entire wording of the actual privacy policy. I don’t know how to change the title, or how it got like that.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
The "Display Location" typically has 2-3 check boxes: Top Menu, Main Menu, and Footer Menu. This is entirely dependent on the theme you're using though, so you may not have all three. At a minimum you should have some version of a main or primary menu.

For what it's worth, I never use the "automatically add" option. I just leave that box unchecked.
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Medzedge Premium
This is the lesson that has convinced me to go premium. Ive always messed with wordpress but with little clue on what I am doing. This lesson has really brought some much needed clarity. Its also shown the real power of wordpress. I would say the sky is the limit but its potential is way past that point. Looking forward to whats ahead!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's awesome. You have the perfect attitude to succeed with this. :-)

If you have any questions or need anything just let us know, we're all here to help.
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Me also.
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Right on brother...
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PaulRobert Premium
I have a number of niches that I wont to get involved in but for now im currently deciding on two. One of which I have already secured the domain name with being greatwallparts.com I am just unsure how id get involved with an affiliate program with this particular one. The second one being focused on health but more directly cbd oil as this has been a growing market and I have an interest around cbd oil and it healing properties. Would really like some insight on these two. Thanks 🙏
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VEhret Premium
As a consumer, I'm all for natural healing - and I think cbd oil is getting lots of attention. As far as greatwallparts, not sure what market/ products this is.
Anyway, to your success! All the best.
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PaulRobert Premium
Thanks. GreatWall is an automotive company
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Medzedge Premium
Look into clickbank and amazon affiliates.
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Hello everyone. As I am watching this I am thinking up a list in my head and i have come up with this personal list.

Niche ideas:

Clothing/Fashion
Mens clothes

Cosmetics/Topical
Makeup
Lotions/Moisturisers

Gaming
Sharing video game clips/Community
Finding players to play with
Selling gaming equipment

I encourage feedback and tips or even things i might want to change I am always open to feedback. :)
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RDulloo Premium
Those are awesome ideas!

You'll need to break down some of those niche ideas, like the clothing/fashion and the men's clothes. You have to think who you want to target that have a problem they want to solve.

For example, you could do fashion for ladies who are curvaceous, or the opposite, best clothing for slim ladies who want to look more curvaceous. You could target occasions; like wedding fashion.

For men's clothes, you may want to target WHAT type of clothing; is it business attire? Is it casual? Is it for a wedding? Is it for bigger or well-built men? Is it for shorter or taller men?

Think about what PROBLEMS people might be facing that they would want to come to the Internet for more information on.

I think the gaming niche is one of the niches that you have well-broken down and the best niches are the ones where it will be easy for you to write reviews on. Just a suggestion because reviews are more easily ranked for than regular articles.

I hope I have helped and if you have any more questions, be sure to ask.. :) I wish you the best.

Reyhana
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - they are all good ideas, but quite competitive markets. You should just have one niche on one website. Pick the one you are most passionate about and then narrow it down. What can you offer advice on? Keep following the training step by step and complete every task as you get to it. Good luck!
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Thank you for your feedback. I am still understanding and solidifying all the knowledge. I have a passion for video games and playing them so if you think that this is a "sweet spot" I will look into it. I also do not mind reporting a bug to help the community because who wants a buggy game.
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Thank you for your feedback. I will implement this into my training and grow from it.
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I will definitely continue the training step by step cause I want to be successful.
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Evy2s Premium
Hey! In my daily life, I have been trying to reduce my plastic usage and avoid products with BPA and other harmful chemicals in them. I want to choose a niche within this category. I have been looking a lot into food storage solutions that do not contain plastic (things like glass food storage containers and reusable silicone bags). Would this be considered a niche? I'm just not sure how broad or specific it should be...
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Matthew72 Premium
Yes, that is a niche. It is a very good idea as well and I think you will find great success in it
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JackieSmith Premium
This is a great niche and with the emphasis on renewable containers and reducing waste, any alternative suggestions will be welcomed.

Food storage solutions without plastic is narrow enough. Have you tried using Jaaxy or Google to see what the search results are like for this criteria?
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sfortson Premium
This is definitely a niche and a great one too! My sites name is Go Green With Hemp, can't give the URL, but....
Anyhow, I promote all hemp items, pretty much anything to do with using hemp in our daily lives. Which is pretty broad, but also limited if you get what I mean, all my products are related to hemp, but that is usually the only thing that links them lol. I have reviews for shampoo and conditioner, and CBD products, and clothes. I plan to promote more paper products and building materials as well. I sort these all out with the use of categories that are set in the menu as page categories.
Hope this is helpful.
Stacie
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Maddy55 Premium
I have been seeing ads lately, in Facebook, of a product that is not plastic yet wraps like plastic and is washable and re usable many times over. I have been tempted to try this product for myself. I too, think this could be a good niche.

Just a reminder though, in order to get higher page rankings, for Google's attention, you will need to write regular weekly posts on this topic. If you think that you have enough topics for this niche to write about, then go for it!
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mrresourcefu Premium
I need to change my email address. I see that i have gotten a lot of messages from people who are commenting on my activities. I can't have that coming into my main email address that i've used to login to WA with, So what do i do to make a change to my email address?
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trymetoday Premium
I have completed the steps but made a mistake and the about me is now a page and not a post, also the robots NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW does not seem to show when I scroll to the bottom of the page, do I need to change the about me to a post?
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NnurseBecca Premium
It should be a static page. The bot would basically give a not-so-logical or generic response. Any comment on your privacy notice would most likely be AI generated. If you ask questions in the WAchat or on the question thread, they often get answered more promptly. I hope my note finds you well,
Nurse Becca
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trymetoday Premium
Hi Thanks for your response, what do you mean by a static page.
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Kyle, I have no money and had high hopes of starting a business. I thought thats what starter was for. No mention of premium to finish. Please explain. Dreams dashed with no heads up. will finish but would really appreciate a personal response.

Maybe I didn't read the fine print but you should know I've put in mega hours this week and feel really stupid.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi David & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) free starter!

Appreciate your interest in building your own on-line biz to success and also your participation here with the awesome WA community ...

As most people know, getting a business off the ground whether a traditional bricks 'n mortar OR an on-line one, takes investment of self, dollars, resources, tools, know-how and structure, form and processes ... yes, it's a big gulp so the saying goes ...

For inspiration, suggest you might want to check out the success stories, especially, the Super Affiliates like Jerry Huang, Littlemama and many others ... :)

Here's a post by Kyle, WA, Co-Owner that highlights the benefits and advantages of Premium vs Starter for your consideration ... everything is available on-line on this Platform to help you succeed if you want it enough to work through it all with diligence and thoughtfulness ... Patience with self is a key factor of success! ....

Hope this has been of help to you a wee bit ... :) All the best to you for every success ... :)
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Hi guys, I've just gone through the "what is niche?" section and was wondering how you find out what products/companies have an affiliate program? Surely not everyone does and I have a few ideas what my Niches will be, but I'd like to know that what I'm using pays for the affiliation. I hope that makes sense :D
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - just Google it! Type niche + affiliate program (inserting your choice of niche obviously).
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Verzus Premium
Ok, I have a question. In last part of video, workout supplements search, if person goes to your web page, but DOESN'T buy particular product, but choose from something else on their page, does it still count as revenue as person came to that page from your link? Example as shown in video: pre jym - bodybuilding, and doesn't buy that, but choose something else from creatine section. Will it still make a revenue?
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ItsRyan Premium
If I am understanding you correctly, someone visits your site, clicks on your affiliate link to some product, goes there but doesn't buy that product and instead buys something else. Do you get money for referring them? Yes, you brought them there so you should get credit. Some places (Amazon) will give you a 7 day window, while others will give you up to lifetime of customer. Though, you need to be the last referrer usually.
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smartketeer Premium
Yes Dalibor ...

When the visit occurs, the webpage places a small text file on the visitors computer ... It's called cookie and carries your affiliate ID ... As a result, you'll get credited for any product ... (according to the cookie lifetime)
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Verzus Premium
Yes, you did understand it correctly and thank you for clarifying to me :)
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Verzus Premium
Ok, I get it. Wasn't sure how it works, but I understand role of cookies here :)
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Terand Premium
You may want to check it out, for example on Amazon Associates:


Associates Program - Fee Statement(Partial extracts):

1. Qualifying Purchases and Qualifying Revenue

We will pay Standard Program Fees described in Section 3 of this Fee Statement in connection with “Qualifying Purchases”, which (subject to the exclusions described in this Fee Statement) occur when:

(a) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to an Amazon Site; and

(b) during a single session, which is measured as beginning when a customer clicks through that Special Link and ending upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapse from that click, (y) the customer places an order for a Product, other than a digital item sold under the name “Amazon Music,” “Amazon Shorts”, “eDocs”, “Amazon Prime Video”, “Amazon Software Downloads”, “Game Downloads”, “Kindle Books”, “Kindle Newspapers”, “Kindle Blogs”, “Kindle Newsfeeds”, or “Kindle Magazines” (a “Digital Product”), or (z) the customer clicks through a Special Link to an Amazon Site that is not your Special Link (a “Session”), any of the following happens:

i. the customer purchases a Product via our 1-Click feature, or

ii. the customer purchases a Product by adding a Product to his or her shopping cart and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial click-through of the Special Link, or

iii. with respect to Digital Products, the customer purchases such a Product by streaming or downloading it from an Amazon Site; and

(c) the Product is shipped to, streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by the customer.

For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, handling fees, taxes (e.g. sales tax and VAT), service charges, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt.
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Verzus Premium
Thank you, that was very helpful!!
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome!
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Terand Premium
👌👍😉You can check out more upon registration. I am unable to PM you since you are not premium yet :o)
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Verzus Premium
Will become one soon :)
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Terand Premium
Awesome, Dalibor! 👍👌😉
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Jojo618 Premium
Well, thank you also....i was going to ask that same question.
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome :)
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hkwaszenko Premium
Hi! Great video- I'm new to WA and everything looks great so far. I'm just wondering if I ever left premium membership in the future, would the websites I built still be able to be used or once I build over 2 websites do I need to keep premium membership forever?

Thanks for your help,

Hannah
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ItsRyan Premium
You can always transfer your sites somewhere else if you leave.
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boomergp08 Premium
Welcome to WA!

Once you become Premium you cannot go back to being a free member, but you will still own all of the websites you have created and you will have 30 days to move them from the WA hosting to another hosting site of your choosing.

That being said, do not upgrade to Premium until you are ready. You can stay a free member for as long as you like. You will only be able to have access to the first 10 lessons and your two free websites.

Your first month discount will still apply no matter when you decide to upgrade to Premium.
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merlynmac Premium
You can star a free Starter member indefinitely if you wish. Once you upgrade to Premium, there's no downgrade option. If you cancel your Premium account, you'll lose access to your WA account on your expiration date. You're Site will remain active for 30 days past that and you can login directly to it to manage it. After the 30 days pass, your site will be deleted.

You can either remain Premium or move your site to a new host.
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good luck
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I created the first page which was the privacy policy, but I don’t see it on the website as it was on the example that Kyle did.
Also, the font on the third heading of my ABOUT ME post does not match the other two and I have tried all the different font settings there. How can I fix this?
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Labman Premium
You need to add the Privacy Policy to your menu.

Highlight Each heading and see which heading code is highlighted. Then match the heading type with the About me heading you are having issues with.

You can also go into the code and see what is being applied to the heading in question but this is probably beyond your capability at this point.
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sunrise2love Premium
Hey, Villanueva, you can make money bringing others to WA towards to your website, however, how you will convince your friends or others to have to come premium if you don,t have the experience. Also, is only $19,00 US dollars the first month and then goes $49,00 the other months. The premium, allowed to have unlimited access to much more tools that you will need. Worth some sacrifice. Hope this helps you.

Cheers to your success,

Telma
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LadyLou Premium
Well I finally completed this bit of my website...
Phew, I’m really not technically minded at all so building my website is proving to be a challenge...but I’m getting there!
The videos and training are brilliant for me, step but tiny little step guides are what I need for this.
I’m very far from my comfort zone, which is good, I’m learning great things...my 2nd website will be easier to build...there’s optimism for you!
Give me a garden to work in with plants and seeds etc, I have no problem with...this is a bit like growing seeds...with patience and diligence my website will flower...
Have a great day everyone.
Louise
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Birki Premium
Well done!! I shall have to follow your footsteps ;-)
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Birki Premium
And by the way, I have a huge garden needing inspiration and most of all the love and skill of a gardener shedding his her heart ;-)
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LadyLou Premium
Best wishes for your success here and everywhere...
I’ve followed you.
I love huge gardens that need love and inspiration!

Louise
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The only thing I ever learnt in High school English class as I was a back row seat ,making paper air o plains typea bloke ...... was What does Rhetorical mean
So ill ask Do you mind if I`m brutally honest?

Given by the look of your picture .. no disrespect ... given your age I think your brave for giving this a go , You mentioned it being challenging , I can relate to that definately and Im not that much older than you my self (34) but yer ... I kinda of forgot what i was going to write as a paranoid voice in my head is saying "woman dont like comments about their age).

But yer ... keep doin what you doin and Im sure Things will start the way you wont them too.
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good job
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BTelek Premium
QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
I will be happy to earn $200 per month.

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Honestly I can't tell but I am guessing between $300 - $600 per month.
QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I am willing to sacrifice 4-6 hours after hours a day because i work for 8 hours a day to reach my goals.
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RHoffmann1 Premium
These are achievable goals. What is important is setting milestone goals related to that effort of 4-6 hours. For instance setting a goal of post 1 - 2 article of substance per week. Achieving these milestones is almost as important as setting them as they will keep you focused, motivated and committed.
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THFord Premium
Hi Kyle,

I have a question about the menu tabs at the top navigation position. You had mentioned in your training that some templates do and some do not have the Home menu tab. Mine did not, though I was able to add it by following your instructions. My question is that the one I created does not perform (no side menu, text presented in a narrower format) the same as the other tabs in the top or main menu navigation,. Can you possibly please enlighten me as to why this may be the case. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Tim
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Kyle Premium
Some themes have a home menu item by default, it just depends on the theme. You are in full control of these menus though.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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THFord Premium
Thank you for your help. Your link was to the training I had already watched, so I paid more attention this time. While my specific question was not addressed, it may be specific to the theme I have chosen. I will just have faith that my question will be answered in one way or another in the training, or by applying the training and trying different features (play to learn).

I do have a comment in that I find some confusion with the menu naming and placement nomenclature (in my understanding not the training) and I am sure time, application, and playing will solve that confusion of the different references of “menu”.

Thank you again and I hope yours and Everyone’s day is Wonderful!!
Tim
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hellooo Alllll,...

David from Working Light here...:`)

Kyle u are awesome. Moving ahead at my pace. Slow but learning in leaps and bounds. Bitten by the internet entrepreneur proverbial bug.

I know now. After hours of work when possible, at home, instead of wasting time between JOBS(Just Over Broke),....I'm getting busy finally. it will be awhile before i'm paid. No Worries.

Time to be independent. Thanx Kyle and Carson.

Will be premium when it's time. Then I can start paying forward.

Be loved

P.S. Glad I figured out how to reach you.

P.P.S. Best of luck to all at WC.
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GailDeHart Premium
I have a similar issue. No one tells you how to do it. I don't know how I found this site but it is quite helpful and quit thorough
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Hey there! I just joined and I think I found my niche, but im worried it wont make it in the "real" world. im a mom to three boys and am desperate to make this work for me! My goal is to be able to support my family while being a stay at home mom!
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nadishia28 Premium
what is your niche ?
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What is your idea for a niche?
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Winsorknots Premium
I am connected with Jeunesse Global. They make and sell skincare products that contain adult stem cells. They have a new stemcell product that grows hair on men who have been bald for 40 years! We develop personal relations with our customers. The residuals and compensation plan are remarkable. Could this be a niche? I realize there is probably a skin care niche. I do not know if the way we need to enroll people as customers or as people doing what I am doing (making a business with it) would be a problem.

Thank you for any insight.

Michael Winsor
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Kyle Premium
The key when building a business online (or offline) is building a focused audience and brand through helping people within a certain niche. It is very difficult to make a product/service your niche and that is the reason people that are within MLM don't actually have a business, they are reliant on the MLM itself versus their own brand/foundation.

You are going to learn how to properly build a business online here at WA in any niche. Within that respective niche, you are going to be able to promote many different products (Jeunesse included). This will position you for much longer term success and a great deal of long term sustainability with your business.

If you can help people, you can create a long term business doing so.
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leecl Premium
Hi Michael,

I has account with Jeunesse Global too. Antiaging and skincare industry and niches are great to be in.

But about 1.5 years ago, Jeunesse got much stricter in its compliance policies for distributor websites and ads.

All websites and ads must be submitted and be approved by the Compliance and Legal department of Jeunesse Global before they can be shown to the public, if not the accounts may get suspended.

You can email to their compliance department for further details.

Hope this helps.
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Ok guys, just got done with the about page and all is published.

It took me so long cause in a way I kind of had to define my niche. I feel like I need to go back and add some more stuff and make it better but it is done.

I wish you guys could help me proofread it lol.

All the best,
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Paul119 Premium
i know how you feel mate everything i write i would like some to proof read it. But i think this is where we need to be confident in our selves and trust what we have done is our best. Have a great day mate
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Kyle Premium
Well you can ask for feedback. Don't try to be perfect though, instead aim to do a good job. You are much better off creating 10 really good articles on your website than trying to create a perfect one.
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Thank you Paul! Following you!
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Copy that! Thanks for the feedback!
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Have several niches to choose from #1 women's high heels (some men too) I would someday soon start making custom high heels for women & some men too ( I airbrush props for a dance studio hear in Dallas and the owner Justin Johnson is also known as Alyssa Edward's of Rupaul's drag race so I once airbrushed some heels for him and 6 malls later found some to fit him lol) I have over 400+ designs and would love to get in on this billion dollar industry
#2 Airbrushing & tattooing been doing this tattooing since 14 airbrushing started in 2012
#3 comic collectables I'm a comic nerd
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ItsRyan Premium
Your ideas seem good being that they all have a community that already exists around them. You might consider doing all of them in the future, but for now, pick one that is most relevant to your life and be all about it. Go through the training and get everything all setup and give your readers lots of valuable content and they will then easily follow your links or at least look at the products you present. Once you have one niche going and understand how to run the business day-to-day, then build your next one. Rinse and repeat.
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I am from Iraq and I have noticed that Iraq is not supported by WA payment system. does that mean I will not be able to receive payment too? and is there gonna be future updates to include Iraq in the payment system?
P.S: I have a master card
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Kyle Premium
We are looking into this. In the meantime, choose a country close by and see if that works. We are going to check into getting Iraq added, and if there are no implications with our merchant accounts we will be adding this soon.
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Jojo618 Premium
New here. I have been looking for something like this for a very long time. I can't wait to really get down to it. I am sure I will have plenty of questions since this is all new to me, and I'm happy to see there is a lot of help available. Thanks so much.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Welcome! If you have any questions you can always pop into live chat. We are very friendly and there is always somebody there 24 hours as members here are from all over the world.
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Kerry1981 Premium
Ok so what if I pick a niche because it sounds good but have no passion on it.. I mean I don't have a passion about anything but having a better life, which is why I am here at WA. How would I wright an about me page for a niche I don't know.
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feigner Premium
you could say something about joining you on a journey of iscovery to find out about ... and how it improves you life by...
this could have been something you have been interested in looking into for a while and now have the chance to explore it and inform people.
remember that you will be writong loads about this subject - o pick something you may want to learn about - you never know you may become passionate about it.
but if it is just for the money then how are you going to give valuable advice and helpful information without hte money getting in the way?
good luck
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Kerry - that's not a good idea really. Remember you will be expected to write dozens of articles on your niche, and if you are already struggling with the idea of having to write the "about me" on your page, then you will see working on your website as a chore.

Are you sure there is nothing you have an interest in? If your friends were to describe you, what would they say you talk about? Has anybody ever asked for your advice on anything? Popular choices to think about include animals, beauty, diet, gadgets, games etc
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Kerry do not write about or pick a niche you do not know or do not care about. People will see right through that there is no passion. What have you learned or gained through your struggles. What about making some, so to speak, coaching videos.
Actually this isn't a bad idea for me to work on also. Shoot lets do it alone side each other. I have a niche but I can have a couple, what the heck.
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Kerry1981 Premium
Having a better think about it I have learned to manage my finances an budget better.. also alternative health and food as medicine instead of popping pills interests me. Would financial info sites not be swamping the internet or would my own opinion an ways appeal to select groups? I'm still trying to get me head around all this.
Thanks
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Mark1856 Premium
ok a couple of questions, i am at the point in the training where I am getting ready to publish. At the bottom of my post should i copy and paste my url? also as i am following your training, when i look at my website it has a sentence about wordpress under my heading, did i miss something?
thanks
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Giglos Premium
Hello. let me try my best to answer your questions:
1) why should you copy your url at the bottom of your post when that post will be going to be on your website? I wouldn't
2) go to dashboard, setting, general then change that sentence under your heading
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wendyg53 Premium
I am very confused about something. I am redoing the training because I didn't do it properly the first time. I want the About Me page to appear in my main menu. But if it is a post - will I be able to add it to my main menu? I was under the impression it won't show up in the menu unless it is designated as an actual page. I get the part about engagement, but it is also important that visitors be able to find the about me page from the home page. I hope my question makes sense.
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N33 Premium
Yes, Wendy, I understand you well, and like you my About Me Page is a page, for the very reason you bring. For me it makes sense. No need to have comments on that one page.
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Terand Premium
You need to custom the Menu: For Page to Post, vice versa, it is possible through a Plugin, if you need :o)
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JerimySmith Premium
You can add posts to your main menu; I believe the video shows you how. You can also allow comments on pages, so I honestly do not think that it matters whether you do your 'about me' as a post or page. I say do what makes you the most comfortable. It's your site!
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Jeedajoy Premium
This very particular issue was discussed in Course 1, lesson 8 about creating custom menus.... Of course you can bring the about me section to be on the navigation menu... go back to this lesson and it's all explained in details.
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Maddy55 Premium
I was very confused too, once upon a time, regarding posts, pages and menus. I often went over the lessons again and again. No shame in that. Yes, you have to create a menu first, and if you have any pages in your dashboard, you will be able to place your pages in the Menu, and re order them too.

I was so excited when I finally understood how to create Menus, I have two now. I have a Main menu and a Footer Menu. I soon had so many pages in my Main Menu, that I chose to make a Footer Menu at the bottom of my website for my Privacy Policy and Disclaimer pages to make room.

Kyle teaches how to create a Menu, but there are many other tutorials made by other members on that subject too. Check them all out, and eventually everything will click together and make sense.
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wendyg53 Premium
Ok, good thank you. I"m glad someone else feels the same. I'm fine with skipping comments on my About Page. :-)
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you so much for responding. I did follow the training on menus once before and I do understand how to create menu structure.

What confused me with the updated training video on the second round of me reviewing the training was the new instructions on turning the About Me page into a post. To my understanding, if something is designated as a post - it cannot be assigned to a menu. Is that correct?
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you.
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wendyg53 Premium
I will, the training has changed since I went through it a year and a half ago. Much has changed. It's great that Kyle keeps updating the training, but it's easy to fall behind in watching all of it.
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Terand Premium
Still possible :o)

When you add your posts to the menu you move them in under these titles with an indent.
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wendyg53 Premium
Cool! Thank you!
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Terand Premium
Add "Custom Links" with # (as the URL)
It makes a header for the Topics you want to cover on
your website but the link is not clickable :o)
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Giglos Premium
About me should be a page not a post because you don't want someone to comment on your page. remember it is a page template. Go to live events( Jay's trainings) and go through the videos of the all month of sept 2018 and you will find your answer
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you I will!
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Maddy55 Premium
You are a fast learner Wendy, it took me a long time to grasp what the training meant for menus. I think I actually figured them out myself, by trial and error. You've already gotten some good answers. When I got to that lesson, two years ago now, I knew I did not want to put my About Me as a Post, so I immediately made it as a Page, going contrary to the lesson. I am a bit of a rebel that way :)
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wendyg53 Premium
Glad someone else is a rebel. :-)
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Giglos Premium
Hi
How did you put this here? Curious, so that I know how to do it in the future. Tx
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Wendy,

How are you doing?

You can add a Post to the menu no problem:-

From the Wordpress Dashboard go to:
1) Navigate to 'Appearance - Menus'
2) Expand the 'Posts' section, tick the box next to the Post you want added to the menu, then click 'Add to Menu'.
3) Save the menu

The Post will then be shown. Please see example screen print showing this.

Hope this helps,

Best Wishes,
Tim
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you Tim, these are great directions! Very simple. I still need to decide if I want my about page to have comments. I'm on the fence about that. Thanks again. :-)
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wendyg53 Premium
You just have to add a comment on the page of training you are asking about. As soon as you put a question mark, the software will ask if you want the question to go to the community. Click yes, and it gets posted as a question to everyone.
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mariselalop Premium
In my opinion, it is a great work that can be done by ordinary people but at all there is a doubt whether we will get the full amount from here, but with the rest of the comments I do not think it will work as a good collaboration for me.
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JohnPAlex Premium
Hi Marisela,
You have landed in the right place.
Take a look around. Someone that is already a digital marketing instructor would do very well here, and the price can't be beat.
Welcome to WA.
Let me know if I can be of assistance.
John
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VEhret Premium
Hi there, as a newbie, I am trying to decide what my niche should be, and I was wondering if I should worry about picking a concept so specialized or artisanal that it seems to me it would be challenging to source the products related to my concept. Is it possible to get paid from smaller, perhaps independent advertisers? Thanks for the education.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Vincent & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) free starter!

It's all good! ...

Suggest you carry on with the training as selecting a niche becomes more finely-tuned as you move along the amazing sessions with Kyle, WA, Co-Owner ....

Keep in mind that a highly successful niche is one that you are either really knowledgeable about and interested in it enough to sustain a high degree of writing / blogging in-depth over an extensive period of time to scale to the dizzying heights of success!

Please do continue on with the training, all the best, cheerio .. :)
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VEhret Premium
I like your advice. Will do.
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mizzou72 Premium
I have published both my About Me and Privacy Policy and they are in my WP post and page. When I click HOME on my website, the About Me post is not appearing. I get nothing found. It is visible in my website when I vew the post from WP. What am I missing? For simplicity , I am using the Hiero them, the same as in Kyle's tutorial. I like to follow along step for step and when it doesn't work right, get a little frustrated.
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JohnPAlex Premium
Hi Dwight,
Very sorry to hear of the misadventure. I too have spent much time working through things.
Have you tried going to all posts to see if it is there?
John
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JohnPAlex Premium
Also I forget to refresh sometimes when I attempt to view my site as a non-admin
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Dwight and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Do you have your appearance set for blog roll or static page?

Did you refresh your browser before going to view it on your site?

You probably haven't set up the menu yet as you haven't reached that part of the training . But this might cause this issue as well.

I hope this helps😀

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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mizzou72 Premium
I know why it is not appearing. This will get addressed in the next meno tutorial.
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slasalle Premium
Did you click Publish on the about me page?
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giftme Premium
Many Great advice in the group. I just joined and feel that you all help each other. It feels like I made a good choice
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mizzou72 Premium
Where in WP 5.0.3 do I indicate static page or blog roll? I have looked all over. If it is customize, which sub heading as I could not find it there either.

Appreciate your replying to my initial inquiry.

The community has been awesome. So. many like-minded people willing to help. Unlike any other community I have been involved with

Dwight
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mizzou72 Premium
I had a question for you in my reply, but it may have been sent to the community and not to you. Still trying to figure this thing out.

Anyway, my question was how to I indicate static page or blog roll in WP. 5.0.3? Looked everywhere.
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mizzou72 Premium
Yes
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok. Once in your back office in WordPress, click on appearance to your left and then click customize.

You want to look for homepage settings.

This is where you will find blog roll and static page

Keep in mind, that the issue you are having may disappear once you have created a menu which you will be learning real soon.

Sorry for the late response. I was offline.

I hope this helps.
Lee Ann
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mizzou72 Premium
thanks Lee Ann. I just do not see Homepage settings under Customize; that is part of my problem. I did finally see this Homepage settings under Reading Settings earlier today.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok. I'm a little confused. Did you figure it out or are you still stuck?

You might want to continue with the training. I have a feeling that this issue because you haven't set up your menu yet.

You will be reaching that post of the training very soon.

Lee Ann
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mizzou72 Premium
Support cleared up the issue. Everything loading properly. On to writing article now.
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I'm kinda stuck here.

I hold a PhD degree in women health and infertility. And I have successfully sold in the past anti-aging products "Offline" but failed to duplicate that success online and lost lots of money.

So, it made sense to me to try again now that I am learning the process all over the right way. I understand that this niche falls under health and beauty which is very competitive industry. Any suggestion as how to narrow it down? Alter it?!

I also thought about teaching the technical aspect of podcasting and/or voice over since I have been doing both for over 13 years now. I can also recommend products (mics, mixers..etc) for commissions. But I have also noticed that neither have a big market to make it a long-term.

Finally, Keto Dieting since I have been on it for few months now and the results are just amazing. Lost more than 14Kg so I think I can contribute in this market. But is keto diet very generic?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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AngelQuintes Premium
honestly, I would have gone for health care, I love where you are going with this, to be honest with you and if you can drop me a PM I can share with you what has worked for me this far.
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TheSadowOfOz Premium
Hey guys--I have a question for anyone willing to help:
I'm currently building the list of keywords for the site I'm building and I've noticed that in the list for the first word I've typed I've got the Avg at over 100, but the QSR shows no number at all (it's literally blank). Is this to indicate to me that the keywords displaying these stats are uncommon-but-ripe-keywords, or is this indicative of something else?

Thank you,
Oz
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siamjerry Premium
It should give a number there or say: get QSR, which you then press. You should get the same results when typing your keyword into the Google search engine, but with hyphens!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
No. As a WA member you have access to Jaaxy Lite. Kyle is using the Enterprise version in the video. It's a paid subscription, but it does everything for you like you see him do.

Ours requires a bit more DIY. Just find the keyword you are interested in and look in the QSR column. You should see a link that says "Get QSR". Click that and give it a few seconds. It will pull up the competition for that one keyword only.

Repeat the process for every keyword on your list.
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merlynmac Premium
Click the get button.
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TheSadowOfOz Premium
Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate you getting back to me this promptly. :)
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TheSadowOfOz Premium
Thank you so much for that.
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TheSadowOfOz Premium
I really appreciate the detailed response, thank you so much for everything!
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If the search terms listed in this area are extremely general, you can deduce that you have more competition for clicks with that search term. Targeting other keywords or producing higher quality content can improve your search engine ranking.
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TheSadowOfOz Premium
Hey thanks for helping with the question, I left you a reply to your other one, so let me know if you have any further questions. ;)
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Hello guys,

A newbie here. And I wonder whether it is allowed to skip the tasks and proceed to next lesson. As we know that as non-premium member we'all only have 7 days to ask questions in the forum.

I don't think that I can manage to upgrade my status as yet, on the other hand I don't want t waste and want to make use as much as possible those chances given whilst proceeding as far as I can go the process of the first 10.

Thank you in advance :)
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vickytrmb Premium
Hi! Welcome to the community. You can certainly skip tasks and move on. Before I upgraded, I went through each one of the first 10 lessons, reading the text and not doing anything else. It helped me with my decision to try the premium membership. After the upgrade, I went back, watched the videos and completed every task in order.

Sometimes, you'll also need to skip a task you can't complete yet, and that's ok, you can come back to it later. I do recommend trying your hardest to follow it in order though, as it's all laid out in a certain way for a reason :)

Hope this helps!
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Thank you for being a such quick responder. Really appreciate that you did so. Surely it's more than a great help, and I think I will certainly going to do that.

Again thank you so very much vicky, and wish you all the luck! :)
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Sophia1979 Premium
Hi everyone, I'm totally knew to all of this! I am trying to decide on my niche and was wondering if having a niche that is available 'worldwide' is better than local? Obviously, you have a much larger audience, but I was wondering if anyone had decided on a local niche (not too small- I live in Sydney) and how they were going with that? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
My suggestion is that unless you are marketing a product or service that is only specific to a local market, definitely go as big as you can.

For example, if you were providing house cleaning, it would make sense to market locally because it would be cost prohibitive to travel too far; your expenses would quickly outstrip your profits.

On the other hand, if you were providing, say, a course on house cleaning (I know, dumb, but just making a point) which the reader can use pretty much anywhere, then sell that thing to anyone who willing to buy it ;-)
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Sophia1979 Premium
Great advice! thanks so much
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Anytime.
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merlynmac Premium
Usually, the larger the audience the better. Of course certain demographics can play a part too. That aside, for your first niche, I recommend going with something you’re passionate about such as a hobby, etc. It will make the learning process more fun vs work.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Go wide. If you have within your site, a location specific article, do a FaceBook ad targeting the location.

Jay has done some training on how to do this. Go to Live Events and type FaceBook ads into the search box.
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Sophia1979 Premium
awesome, thank you
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sunrise2love Premium
Hi, Sophia, welcome to WA. Any niche can go Worldwide, this only depends on your contents. As more you writing, more popular your website will be, and more recognized by Google, that's can rank you on the first page and all the world will see you, I hope so this make sense and help you a little.
Please read this link, may help you with your choice: Telma
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VitaliyG Premium
Sophia hi, local niches work, such as for example if you live in an exotic area with a lot of tourism and want to drive people there, but here's a good article on niches that'll help you:
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Sophia1979 Premium
cool thank you will take a look
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I just have a question guys.

I am planning on making my website as popular as possible but as i am doing my lessons now, I took the free domain with siterubix, my question is if this would affect my ability to get traffic and make money on my site.
Would I be better of using a bought .com domain? I would think having your own domain that you bought will be better?
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Zappades Premium
In the long run, a domain site is better. You can start with the free siterubix domain and later transfer it to your own domain :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Michael - yes, you are correct. It is possible to make money with a siterubix website, but it is more challenging. If you have a .com domain, you are seen as more of an authority and taking your business more seriously. Don't forget you need to be a premium member to buy and host your domain here at WA. Good luck, Diane
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ItsRyan Premium
Having your own .com website is better, in my opinion. You can still setup and use your .siterubix.com website and then later, if you go premium, you can simply move your .siterubix.com site to your purchased .com. It's very easy to move it.
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ErikAff Premium
Hello gals and guys. I have few questions. I would really appreciate any helpful answer.

1. Who is the owner of bought domain via WA?
2. Can i edit my webpage (not siterubix,com) in different ways than using siterubix or WA? In other words.. what will happen to my page when i decide one day to leave WA community?
3. I wanted to pick one specific domain name but its now available. Is it worth to buy that .com page or is it better to pick .net (for example). I thing websites with .com looks more professional than .net .org ...

P.S. I hope #2 doesnt sound like i want to run away from WA today. Im only 2 days here but im really excited about this. This second question just means if i have full access and control above my website.

Thanks for answers and wish you all nice day.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Erik - if you buy your domain through WA, it is just the same as any hosting site - it is yours to do with as you wish. Editing is done through WordPress. (Remember you need to be a premium member to buy and host here). Should you wish to leave, you are given 30 days to move your website to another host. You are right in thinking that a .com domain has the most authority. All the best, Diane
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ErikAff Premium
Thank you Diane. Your answers are everything i expected and truly want to hear. Now i only need to find new domain name so i can definitely use .com
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BRYANWOMACK Premium
After tentatively deciding on a niche I went to GoDaddy and looked for available domain names. I found two domain name variations available that fit my niche "OptionsInsights com" and "OptionInsights com" and I registered them. Now I am motivated to start building my niche website because I have a cool domain address to start from.
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ItsRyan Premium
That's great! Will you go premium and host them here or go it alone at GoDaddy? I also have domain names registered at GoDaddy because like you I recently purchased them and GoDaddy won't let me move them. I did find, however, that I can still host my site here, so that was comforting. Follow me and when you go premium, I can help you get this setup.
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I finally have time to really delve into this but now realising I have less an 21 hours left to ask questions. Anyone else in a similar situation? Did you upgrade to premium or decide to stick with a free account? How has either decision worked out for you? Thank you in advance!
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merlynmac Premium
I went premium on day 3 and don’t regret it one bit.
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Marley2016 Premium
Brent,
I have been here 7 months went Premium the second day of my free trial and do not regret it for one second and I have made
my first commission this month only more to come ::))
Susan
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Awesome
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im new to this as well, and trying to learn the ropes , im going to upgrade after the 5 days , because to make money you need to spend money. if I pick up any tricks or things that might help ill be sharing.. thank you best of luck
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Pretty much the same as the others. Went Premium within the first couple of days or so... haven't looked back since. Totally worth it in my book :-)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You should think about doing a WA blog post that talks about your experiences, Susan; particularly the point you make here.

I see a lot of new people coming in thinking that WA is some kind of "magic bullet" and they'll be rolling in the cash by the end of their first week.

I don't think many of them realize that it may take months of hard work before they make their first commission, and I'm afraid they'll get frustrated and quit before they ever get there.

This business IS amazing if we just have a little patience.
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zidane786 Premium
Hi to be totally transparent, I actually upgraded months after I created my free account. I hated WA for a while because all their affiliates were telling me the truth about making money online, while the MLM company I had joined told me its easy and could be done within months.

I wanted to believe them but as time went on, the truth started to dawn on me, it's more than possible to make money online but there are no shortcuts.

I have been here just over two year but it is only the last year or so that I have consistently.taken action on the training here and it works, it takes time to see results but it does work.

Take your time, go through the lessons and then make a decision. If you have any question after your free period is up, just give me a message through my website ( paytoplayscam.com) and I'll try to help as best I can.
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ottisdave1 Premium
I have had a ni9che in the past of woodworking Plans. For a price you get access to thousands of plane. Is this too broad? I have also had a related niche insheds. The same as the above. Are these too broad. Will have to get it down to "a shed"? I'd like your view on the subject. I like woodworking. any related ideas?
Dave
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ItsRyan Premium
I think woodworking is an okay niche, though there are probably lots of different subgroups that are available. I would probably have a site title that allowed for expansion of other plans, but then focus in the beginning on one type of plan. For instance, write all about dressers for 10 lengthy posts or more and then branch out to kitchen tables, desks, bookshelves, etc.
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ZhiLuan Premium
Finally, I've set up a website. By "As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 25 free websites and the ability to create 25 sites on your own domains (total 50 websites) ", does it mean I can eventually set up as many as 50 websites for different niches, or what? I'm not so sure of this. Thank you, folks!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you can. The free websites you can use as you wish. If you want to use the 25 others, you will, of course, have to buy a domain for each one, but the hosting of them is included in your premium membership.
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ZhiLuan Premium
Thank you, Diane! Now I know.
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mistswitch Premium
Yes. The free websites, on the subdomains, are really useful as test sites to experiment with layouts and stuff. It lets you play without messing up your main site until you are sure.
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to create the site you have to have the premium account
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ZhiLuan Premium
I'm a premium member for the moment. Thank you very much!
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ZhiLuan Premium
OK. I know it. Will test everything later on. Thank you very much!
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Hi,

I have chosen my niche as the CBD product line,

I am an associate with a current provider (CTFO) that I am absolutely passionate about....can I build my website around that? They have provided websites for me and links, can I incorporate into the website I will build here?

Thanks,
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I would like to know where I choose the niche you can help me
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Matt2718 Premium
Hello every one I’m 27 years old I have absolutely no experience in online marketing or making money online I’m so tired of just existing and not living I have a 10month old and I moved from England to America , I have a few ideas but I’m slightly confused do I have to actually have this product?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, the purpose of affiliate marketing is to have your own website which contains interesting and useful articles to attract visitors. You can then apply to affiliate programmes such as Amazon, and post reviews and links for their products. If any visitors to your site purchase anything through your links you earn a commission. The training will take you step by step of the entire process.
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Matt2718 Premium
Thank you so much for your reply, I appreciate it Diane have you been successful by using Affilate Programs?
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DianeScorpio Premium
I only joined here 2 months ago, so it is early days. My website is up and running and looks very professional despite having no experience. It is generally accepted that it takes at least 3 months to make any money, and more realistically 6 months. Having said that, I had my first Amazon sale yesterday!

The training is excellent and really walks you through everything. As you complete each task, it builds up your website. You don't need to know any coding. You will get great support from the community, especially in Live Chat. Just jump into the training and see how you get on.
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Matt2718 Premium
It’s honestly amazing to read members of the community being successful and happy with what they are doing, if you don’t mind could I see your website :)?
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DianeScorpio Premium
No offence, but I don't want to post the name of the website in an open forum. If you were a premium member I could send you a private message!
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Matt2718 Premium
I’m going to pick premium soon just want to see what this is all about 1st and don’t worry I’m not offended what so ever.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Good luck with everything!
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N33 Premium
Hello Matt,

I see you have received an answer from Diane and I couldn't say it better. I had absolutely no experience not only in marketing nor in computer, so I really began from scratch. And I had to do it in English. So this gives you an idea of the quality of the training. This is a high quality school, a highly constructive community, and seeing that you have a child, I cannot imagine a better job for parents.


To inspire you there is for instance: but also: Take a look at what I wrote about the very beginning: Never hesitate to reach out, there is no need to get stuck, we all work together.

Wishing you much happiness,
N with a smile
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Congratulations!!!! I had so many questions and you basically summed it up for me, thank you!
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Maddy55 Premium
Matt, what Diane said, there are rules here that prohibit posting our website URLs in order to 'toot our own horn' in the questions and answer sections. We are allowed to share our URLs (website addresses) on a specific thread that Kyle started, or on our Profile pages (lower right hand corner).

Regarding success, it depends on a lot of things. Google has to deal with millions of websites on a daily basis, and in order to make things fair and orderly, lots of new changes happen consistantly. It used to be easy to get Google's attention, for a search someone would do for a product, but not anymore. Now Google looks more for quality and consistancy in new content.

It's been mentioned here many times that one has to write and add new content weekly, some do it daily (I can't), to get your pages and posts to top ranking in searches.

Be prepared to write a lot, choose a subject (niche) that you will be able to write about consistantly. If you want readers to click through and buy something from an affiliate link, you have to bring them to your site. That's it in a nut shell :)
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Alexisgr69 Premium
I’m totally new too!
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Hi everyone! Im just a newbie here and still learning. By just reading your commenst, I learned alot! Thanks for your help.
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I have some kind of experience in writing reviews for various brands online but I have stopped writing long back.

Reviews can be my niche, such as reviews on different health products, beauty products, movies, and yoga & exercises because I'm very much keen to Know about healthy lifestyle.

Could you please advise me on the same.

Also tell me if I buy my own domain name then I won't have siterubix(.)com in my website URL. E.g. if I create free website then I will have health(dot)siterubix com but if I buy my own domain name then it would be like health(dot)com.

I have taken health as an example.

Kindly advise
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Terand Premium
You are right, Madhvendra!

You will know more when you reach lesson 2:
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CKing77 Premium
I have been creating keywords as i intend to write a lot of reviews on my new website. some of the keywords are 'best (topic/product) reviews' etc. Some of these keywords/search terms return good results in Jaxy, however I would not be writing a post called 'best (topic/product) reviews' (in essence a review of reviews!). i would be writing a 'best car review' for example.

My question is, do i use the keyword type 'best (topic/product) reviews'? or just 'best (topic/product)'

I hope this makes sense.
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StevePike118 Premium
10 things you didn't know about (topic/product)
Essential Tips on (topic/product)
Ultimate Guide to (Topic/product)
What you don't know about (Topic/Product)

Search for HubSpot blog ideas generator, it will really help you.
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CKing77 Premium
Thank you, I'll look it up
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RobynRuth Premium
Does the amount of content that you write about your subject depend on the design you choose for your website, such as columns, graphics, etc. Does one design allow for only a 50-word blog while another one requires at least 500 words? Or is the sky the limit for the amount of content you write? (that would help me choose my niche)
I may be making this more difficult? Thanks for your input & patience!
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ericcantu Premium
There's no limitations to the articles you write based on your theme. You'll want to shoot for 1000-1500 words and more with your articles. Don't worry. No matter how long the article is it will fit :) Just choose a niche that you have a genuine interest in and follow the training step by step. You'll learn how to attract visitors to your site through your articles and how to give them quality content which leads to conversions. Best of luck!
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RobynRuth Premium
Thanks so much for responding. I sense that I am viewing this as an art brochure or presentation that has a word limit vs the internet which is infinite. There is no limit. Thanks for your blog posts - very good.
Best of luck!
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huang227 Premium
Hi! I just got one question under the process. So the profit will be generated when we create our own website and put the specific product in our website. Then we just need to add the link of Amazon or Walmart OR other websites has cooperation with WA wherever we can find the right product. Am i right?
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ArtKlem Premium
Hi Lolly, Nice to meet you. Yes, that's basically how it works. The learning programs here at WA are easy to follow and understand, you will learn how to properly build a website and become proficient in affiliate marketing. The community is fantastic, we want you to succeed and are here to help you. Hope you have great success!
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huang227 Premium
Will keep going!Thank you 😊
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ArtKlem Premium
You are welcome.
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nadishia28 Premium
you can also earn credit and residual income by referring others to Wealthy Affiliate
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JKulk1 Premium
There are many ways to earn an income using your available web sites, blogging and product reviews is only one way. Jim
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Hey everyone .i just joined here and still in the process of learning how all this works and i must say so far it doesn't feel like any other site out there and i'm liking this.Even though I'm still very new to all of this I 'm glad i joined.Good luck everyone and wish me the same.
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nadishia28 Premium
wish you the best, am following your progress
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Best results will come your way since I have confidence you will put forth your best efforts. Thank you for your encouragement :) I just joined also.
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Selenab1 Premium
I enjoy what I am learning so far. Also discovered that the internet is full of scammers. WA appears to be the real thing. My goals have changed after starting the course as I set realistic monthly expectations of 25 to 50 dollars per month to begin with. I no its small but I am waiting to surpass these mini goals which for me is easier to work towards with out a lot of pressure.
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Kyle Premium
The internet is full of scams, many people here have run across or fallen victim to a scam or two before they found WA. I can assure you that now that you have found WA, the searching can stop.

Absolutely everything you need is here to create and grow a business to any level online. I look forward to working with you!
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ZhiLuan Premium
Just complete the session on choosing a niche. Very informative and inspiring. I think I have got some good idea in terms of deciding my niche. The only issue is at this moment my niche seems to involve quite a few items instead of focusing on just one or two. I may still need to think a little bit more about it in order to finally determine which one exactly to start with as my specific niche. I welcome any suggestions and comments on this. Thank you, folks!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Perhaps the best advice I ever received was to think small with the content, and think big with the domain.

What I mean is when you are writing your articles, keep them relatively tight, focusing on just one item at a time. This will help you build traffic faster for at least that one thing. But keep your domain name larger, more of a category than a particular product. This will allow you to expand your niche later.

For example, let's say you want to build a photography site, but you already know that business is highly competitive. So, you decide to niche it all the way down to, say, "Jewish wedding photography". Now your first round of articles would be focused on that niche.

However, you also know that Jewish people aren't the only ones getting married, and you may want to create an additional series for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. later on. Thus, you wouldn't necessarily want a domain called "JewishWeddingPhotograpy" or you effectively cut off all your other potential readers.

Instead, while your initial content is all about Jewish weddings, at least until you get it built up, you make your domain name "BestWeddingPhotos" or something. That way all you have to do is create a new category on your site for the additional niches when you're ready.

Make sense?
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ZhiLuan Premium
Thank you so much, my friend! Wonderful advice. I was thinking of my niche, domain name, and website name all the afternoon while working out at the gym. I will certainly take your advice into consideration.

I looked at your profile, which is impressive to me. Seems like we may have some common interest in leadership and management. Let's keep exchanging ideas and walk together toward success.

Thank you again. I do appreciate your comments.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I would absolutely love staying in touch. :-)

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need anything, please let me know. I'm just a click away.
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ZhiLuan Premium
I'm little confused. How do I do to follow you and others? Thank you!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You can either go to a person's profile page (just click on their photo), or if you see someone you would like to follow in the comments section, they should have a green "Follow Me" rectangle after their name.
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ZhiLuan Premium
Thanks! Got it!
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wow that"s great advice.
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4thgrndkds Premium
My money goal #1>>I have a service based business and I have a goal to add products related to the service (things I'd have to buy) to sell on the website to add to my income. Am I on the right train of thought here? I wouldn't even have to change the name of my website lol!!maybe add one more word. I am only on day 2 here but so impressed.. In truth I would love to be able to make enough income from affiliate products to replace the service I personally provide. But ideally keep my service and just sub contract and of course still market products. I am in the baby stages of everything. That is why I am here and very motivated just from this short beginning. Thank you WA!!!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Of course. It's your business, so you can build it in whatever way makes the most sense for your circumstances.

My only advice at this stage of your training is to focus more on the product side if you can. What I mean is that your existing business already has a service element.

The biggest challenge with service-based businesses on the internet is controlling scale. While it SOUNDS thrilling to have more business than you can keep up with, it can quickly grow out of control and turn into the nightmare scenario: 100+ hour weeks.

But if you focus much of the online stuff towards products -- actual or digital -- you can effectively increase your income exponentially without too much additional labor.

Hope this helps. :-)
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4thgrndkds Premium
It absolutely does and is exactly the direction I was leaning into. TY AJTrimble1!!!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's great to hear. If you have any more questions or need anything, please let us know. We're all here to help :-)
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SaidSaleem Premium
Kyle you are the MAN!
I did affiliate program in the past (down to drain) and the hardest obstacle I had to overcome (which I didn't) was coming up with a niche...
It took me weeks there... nothing.
Here while watching the video, I came up with one that quickly and after following your suggestions I came up with 2 more.

So I can't express my gratitude to you enough...
Thank you.
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TrustJesus7 Premium
I tried a different program as well and they didnt explain things in order very well. They said to go step by step. One step said do this task and the next said dont do that without doing this. It was stupid, confusing and expensive. This one seems better so far. I'm more excited about this than the other. I dont even remember what it was called now.
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MickeyG Premium
Congratulations! That is very exciting news for me as I had the same problem (and result!) that you did with other affiliate programs! Really looking forward to the niche trainings. Good luck to you!
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Hello,

Can one add affiliates to their website at this beginning stage or does one have to have lots of traffic before adding affiliates?

Also, at what point can one let readers know that they are getting paid through affiliate marketing? Is it possible to add something to the "Privacy Policy" page?

Thanks
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You need to have an affiliate disclosure as soon as you start including links. No, I would not add it to the privacy policy; it needs to be it's own page.

As far as when to add, it varies depending on the affiliate program itself. Each program has it's own standards. Some will approve you as soon as you have a site. Other's will want to see a minimum level of traffic. You just have to read each one's affiliate agreement to see what their requirements are.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Just note that some affiliate programs will not approve your registration if you do not have much quality content. That's why it comes later in training step by step. If you follow training closely there is a reason for everything being added slowly as you build a good standing in Google and also much content to ensure ads will have traffic for affiliate programs.
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Thanks a lot for taking out the time to answer.
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Great, Thank you! I appreciate your answer.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
The issue with adding affiliate links right away is that affiiliate programs usually won't approve you until you have some content on your website. My recommendation is to apply once you have several posts on your site, then wait to add links until you have traffic coming in. Affiliate links won't earn you anything until you have traffic so no reason to have them until you have traffic.

Kyle will cover all of the "must have" pages in the training.
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Is it true that if a person clicks on your product link on your website and goes on Amazon that you also get a commission on everything in their cart and not just the product? Is there a time period that the clicked link is "sticky" and you still get a commission if they didn't buy the first time around?
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CathAnon Premium
Yes, it's true. Unfortunately, Amazon's cookie is only for 24 hours.
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Ah, thanks. I've heard of "life-time, first-time and last-click" types of cookies. Obviously will need to read the fine print of each affiliate program.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, last affiliate always gets the credit though. That is the case for all affiliate programs.

As for cookie length, Amazon is the shortest I have seen. Many offer much longer, the typical I would say is 30 days. We offer LIFETIME here at WA with our affiliate program. :)
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Argenor221 Premium
Hi, I'm want to make a website for a game that just got released and doesn't have a dedicated website. However I can't think of the types of products that I can market there that would produce a good income. I understand that it would be different computers and gear like mice, keyboards and headphones, but people don't buy them by the bulk on a daily basis.
I was thinking of having this website for tips and guides and such, and have the products marketed on the side, such as the kind of gear popular players use.
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How much could I make off of this because I am very interested
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Argenor221 Premium
That's my point, the main focus of the website would be purely to have different guides to the game and having these products marketed on the side really wouldn't produce much income since it's not the main focus of the website. Especially since you would only be getting a small % of the actual sale.
If the website picks up really quickly and has some real fanatics of the game and the streamers that play it, MAYBE it will produce $50 a month.
So my new plan is to just have a gaming accessories and gear focused website.
Hope this helps!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Definitely worth looking into. I know that my son visits -- and spends money on -- many websites that offer tips and guides for the various games he plays. They are quite popular.
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Argenor221 Premium
In the end it would all depend on how quickly and how well the game develops.
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AAckers Premium
I would do some research first and careful of copy rights if its not your game you could do a review on the game then add content about the best playing lap tops Gaming accessories as you go through the training you will learn about keywords content and how to apply Affiliate links you will learn about how to get good rankings with Google too so going through the training asking questions your niche will open up into products or services that you could tap into latter
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kfox85 Premium
I have two questions, first, I have a privacy policy page that came with my theme I chose, should I keep it?

Second, I'm concerned about copy right. Is it something I need to be worried about? Lets say someone does a site about comic books, would they be in danger of being sued? Then there is also the concern of imagery on the box of an affiliate item that is linked. This may be a silly question, but I spent my early ears as an artist, and we were taught from day one to fear the copy right system.
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AAckers Premium
The privacy policy is a very general one you can add your domain website name or you can do your own in the training you will get to a part that teaches about adding images to your content and posts google have pictures that are free but as an Artist you can add your own images
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AndyN1 Premium
I'm a bit of a music nut and am unable to stop myself collecting musical instruments. Some of which I can play. So I am building my first website about learning an instrument that I have just picked up, the anglo concertina. Could this be a nano or possibly a pico niche - maybe I'll find out :-)
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Andy & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) Premium!

Sounds like a wonderful idea to start with -- go for it! 🎵

All the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I won't lie... I actually had to Google it to even see what it was. lol.

Having said that, it does look interesting, and there does seem to be a fan base out there. I'm not sure if you ran a Jaaxy check yet, but the numbers look extremely good. In fact, the keyword phrase, "anglo concertina lessons", looks especially promising, as there is good traffic and very little competition.

If you were to spin your articles in that direction, you could potentially rule that market. :-)

Keep us posted on your progress.
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kfox85 Premium
For my niche I'm thinking of focusing on travel information. I don't want to focus on large well known places like Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty, but smaller places that allow you to experience the culture that may be around or near those larger landmarks. That way my readers can see the big stuff, but also immerse in the culture of where they're traveling as well.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Sounds like you are getting there. Travel is much too broad of a category by itself, so your competition will be pretty stiff; you would be competing with sites like Travelocity of even the various airlines for top position. By focusing more on the smaller "side" areas, though, I think you will have a better chance, depending on how you spin it.
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kfox85 Premium
Do you think perhaps I should focus on a single country?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
I think you're best approach would be be to think bigger with your domain, but thing smaller with your content. What I mean is that, initially, you could just focus on local areas in one particular country if you like with your posts.

But I would not purchase a single country domain (.uk, .ca., .au, etc.) unless you absolutely know you will only be catering to that particular audience. If you go with just a standard .com site you will give yourself the option to expand locations later.

Make sense?
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kfox85 Premium
That's what I was planning on doing. I'm recovering from chemo so it's left me physically and financially broken. So I can't visit these places on my own, so my aim is to post about these smaller cultural places for others to visit and help them with trip planning. One example is a candy shop in Japan. It's unique because where you order is on one side of a cliff and the shop is on another across from it. The cliffs are separated by a small river. You place the order and your country of origin on a sheet of paper in a basket and they pull the basket across the gap with the river underneath. They make the candy by hand and while they sent it back over the rope to you, it has a Japanese flag and a flag from your country while they play your home national anthem as a sign of friendship. Cute things like that is what I want to put into my site. Each post would take a little research, but I enjoy it.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That sounds awesome... can't wait to read it. :-)
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I would suggest focus in Mexico. There are many great archeological sites to visit in the central and southeast parts of Mexico and so many great vacationing resorts for all budgets.
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kfox85 Premium
I may do that one for a future site, the country I have to most excitement about is Japan. The culture fascinates me. I think AJ was right and I'm happy that I narrowed down my site to one country. I feel less overwhelmed, and I like the idea of dedicating a site to each country. I may do Mexico next. I'm fascinated by the ruins you mentioned. Mexico is one of the few countries I've been too, and I really regret not being able to go to the Mayan ruins.
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Thats a great idea ....people are always looking for different places to go and also what a great gift idea ..everyone loves a bit of personalisation. Think you have found your niche. Best of luck x
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I had a pretty good idea how this all works before pursuing this endeavor. I do a lot of scientific research online. And took note of how the different websites were available on the search engines. I will be honest, I always make a point to only hit on a company’s official. Hopefully, not too many people do it my way.
I’m excited to give this a shot,
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Sounds like you have a great attitude. If you have any questions or need anything, just let us know. We're all here to help. :-)
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hi,its still hard for me to understand about this
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AJTrimble1 Premium
No worries. Let's see if we can help... :-)

What are you still confused about?
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i want to ask,if i can add videos and post into here,and pics,and other stuffs?and how to do it?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
If you are talking about the community comments here at WA, I just copy the url address and paste it in. After that, when you hit the enter or reply button, the system modifies it into a link.
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all right AJ,thank you sir
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time. :-)