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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3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
4. Comment on at least TWO people


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hi every one...im new here and I quietly don't know what to do,just I'm getting interested how and to know more here in wealthy affiliate.im willing to learned step by step on how to gain money through online business and I choose to be in wealthy affiliate.i hope you can help me up here..thank you and more power,god bless
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check out the Training, you will find the steps to get started
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DinaMartin Premium
Several months ago when I was building out my first site, I changed the admin user to my name, making sure that whenever I create new content I always choose to create it using my name, not the admin user. I've found that even though I do that, admin still shows up in the comments section of my posts when I respond back to people's comments. What went wrong?
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haren12 Premium
Go to your word press site admin login, Click on USER tab, then select 'Your Profile', change nick 'admin' to your desired name. Now select 'Display name publicly as' from drop down.

To change profile picture, go further down on 'Your Profile' page to 'Profile Picture' and click on ''Gravatar' there you can upload your profile picture.

Hope this will help.
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Hi everyone i'm so excited to start this journey, i'm still playing with the platform to see how everything works but i have two questions:

1.- what does it means Your ability to Ask Questions ends in 6 days.
Upgrade to Premium Here for Unlimited Help & Support!? i must upgrade to premium to get the chance of answer of my questions? D:

2.- The part of the blog, i got the point it's not allowed to promote myself but can i use the blog for create tutorials about some topic?

thanks to everybody :)
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NewLaurie Premium
Rupert - after 7 days, you can still access your SiteRubix website(s) and the Level 1 courses (including Bootcamp), and you can still read everything that's going on. BUT you lose access to all communication - no Live Chat, no blogs, no comments.

You should use your WA blog to communicate with others in the community and let people know about your progress, your successes, and ultimately your experience with online business.

You can also create a helpful tutorial on something that you think will be helpful to other WA members as they build their online businesses.
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DinaMartin Premium
So I decided to start over since I'm not so stoked on my chosen niche, having a real hard time coming up with content. I decided to go for something I'm much more passionate about and maybe that will bring me success. My question is: If I create a website with the niche being "Football products," and like Jay started off with a small niche like "football snack helmets," can I expand my niche later on, promoting t-shirts for instance on the same web-site or would I need to create a whole different website for the football themed t-shirts?
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djriver Premium
Yes, you can start with a narrow niche and broaden it later once you have substantial traffic.
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DinaMartin Premium
Thank you.
Dina:)
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Absolutely, Jay had a webinar last year and he talked about being diverse in your niche. But don't get carried away. Keep it minimum to keep your website interesting.
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Today just I made account in WA.
I just in 1st lesson.
I think anytime I can access my account in WA to continue my class.
My target is to do some business to earn extra online in my additional time from home.
Anyway I think these classes are digestible 4 me to follow you.
I don't know what I can do here and my role is what here within it.
Anyway keeping hope.

Thankyou,
Geetakumari AV
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motherwolf Premium
hard work and persistence will get you where you want to go.
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Question if you allow me:
Within Lesson 8 there is an explanation of creating lists I want to know that each list what can contain?
I've created a site dedicated to real estate and want to specialty listings like
List of houses
List of land
A specialized list to showcase the latest methods of building houses
List of specialists in home construction work
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cramervod Premium
There aren't any specific rules for making lists. You would have the freedom to make them any way you want as long as it's going to help somebody with a problem.
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Thank you
I know that I have the freedom to create lists but what I want to know is that each list contains several pages and each page contains several articles
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EccentricLad Premium
Hello there, I'm afraid I'm not yet an expert on WA's training program. So I can't help you with this one. I'd suggest you directly ask the admin @Kyle such questions. He'll be able to help you. Love your dedication though. Keep up the great work!
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Thank you
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Kool
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Great
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JaimeAP Premium
Hi. I think that I could found my first niche.
Its about an specific topic in health and I found it as an affiliate program powered by "Comission Junction"(CJ). The Alexa´s rank is 0 and the sale comission is 100%. Its looks nice for starting.
My question is: I need to do an account with CJ in his website independent from WA?
Thanks!
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JennieHuyton Premium
Still very much a newbie here! I'm trying to set up my widgets and have watched Kyle's video several times and done everything as instructed, yet my widgets e.g. search, don't show on my front 'Home' page. Is this because of the template I am using or have I doing something wrong?
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AdmAdm3 Premium
Hey guys so im still doing my training and i just posted my privacy policy, now in the training it says to make it as a page which i did, because it doesnt allow for people to comment on the policy but when i check my website i see a leave a reply option, so...im confused are people able to leave on comment or does it depend on which theme i used?
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willfedor Premium
Hey, Adm I believe once you set the other pages up later in the training that will go away. That's what I'm thinking anyway
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I am wondering about unseen additional costs on our part coming
from the companies or organizations for whom we are representing. (or maybe from you folks). I know that many times some costs by some programs
are not revealed until we have no choice but to pay. Are you going to let us know if that may be the case for us?
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ericcantu Premium
We're all members just like you :) There aren't additional costs to becoming an affiliate for a merchant. And there aren't hidden training modules coming up in WA that are suddenly an extra cost to get them without you knowing about it. The only thing extra you'd pay for here past going premium are registering and buying domains and if you wanted to upgrade Jaaxy. It's all very transparent here.
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cramervod Premium
There is an upgrade that has you choose to become premium or stay as you are now. It's $19 discount first month, $49 monthly after that or $359 yearly for one full year. There is even a black Friday sale where yearly is offered for $299.

Some affiliates programs will only allow you to promote their products for a subscription fee. But those are optional since many programs are absolutely free to promote.

When you decide whether or not to go premium here, you will be taught exactly how to find the right products without fees to promote for the area that you are interested in.
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Kyle Premium
The Premium is $19 the first month, then it is $49 per month after the first month. This includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online from the training, weekly live classes, he support, the tools, the websites/hosting, the mentoring, network, exclusive access to all updates...you name it.

We also have a 6 month option for $234 which works out to be $39 per month when paid in full, and a yearly option of $359 which is a big discount and that works out to be $29 per month when paid in full. You can choose either or.

The only other potential cost could be a domain name (if you want a domain of your own), they run around $14 per year.

Hope this helps you out Michael and if you have any further questions let me know.
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LAMac Premium
Eeeeek! I just bought my domain name. I've been prevaricating about which niche to choose. I've done a few blogs before and none of them have made me any real money (just bits and pieces here and there). So I wanted to get this one right. I realised I was going round in circles a bit, so I just went for it. I hope it's going to be ok. I've decided to go for a blog about treating panic attacks. I have a background in psychology so I have some knowledge.

I was thinking about treating anxiety, but I felt that was too broad, so I narrowed it down to helping people with panic attacks. I hope this one is successful. I know that blogs / sites are very time consuming and I want this one to do well.

I'll let you know how it goes!
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Selenityjade Premium
Good luck! And narrowing your niche down is absolutely what you want to do! Great job there!
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Neoko297 Premium
hope all goes well. ;)
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LAMac Premium
Thank you!
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LAMac Premium
Thanks!
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Wish you all the best LAMAc...
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infinite711 Premium
Hi! I'm hoping someone could give me some input as to whether this niche is too broad.

I'd like to create content about "how to achieve your goals/dreams".

Obviously there's a lot within this topic I could write about, but would it be considered too broad or narrow enough to be considered a quality niche?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! It means a lot to me. : )
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feigner Premium
it is a good niche, a bit broad for my liking.
it would be akin to using a scatter gun rather than a riflle.
so diluting your efforts.
maybe you could target a few small areas rather than being so general.
i can understand that how to achieve your goals/dreams can coer a lot of topics, but this is the downfall.
your headlines would be so generic that people may not click to find out the info.
or if you make them specific, you may feel that you are not talking to everyone.
if you target one smaaler area at the start and gain traction, you could epand into another area in the future onthe same site.
good luck
phil
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infinite711 Premium
Thank you very much for the help + information! It means so much to me that you took the time to respond so eloquently to my question. I think I'm going to take you up on your advice and narrow my focus a bit. Thanks again! :)
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ZiaK Premium
Niche is clearly understood by your introduction. My passion is traveling and I love to motivate friends about traveling by giving them information on how to plan tours and also explaining them the benefits of traveling. I like to cover all the related information on travel. Do you think it's a broad topic as a niche?
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Hackerist Premium
No, that's perfectly fine.
Tom
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ZiaK Premium
Thank you Tom.
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Hello, so it seems I have a similar problem common to those just starting out. I need help with my niche! I'm sure I'm over complicating it but I get lost trying to figure out which way to go. I have many hobbies such as gardening, fishing, making my own lip balms and tinctures and I am also very much into herbs, essential oils and natural alternative to medicine. All VERY broad categories. Are any of these good to use for a niche? If so does anyone have any ideas on narrowing down a niche to any of these?
Any help is appreciated :)
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Jangger Premium
Hi, i think you just need to do what you like the most. what is your passion? whats the thing that give you goose bumps and feel super happy everytime your do it? if you found it, then you can start from there writing a blog of it.
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Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

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

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Kaury Premium
Hi Kyle, so I have the very common problem of picking a niche so i'm thinking of having a generic site (generic domain name) where I can categorise and write about differetnt things. Do you see any problem / cons with that please?
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kellyyang Premium
I'm wondering if I choose music as my niche, can I promote an album or a single? Like can I talk about how a song helped me get through my bad days? Or how the lyrics of a song resonated with me, and then promote the song with an affiliate link? Are there any kind of this affiliate programs out there?
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boomergp08 Premium
It would be better to promote the group or artist that did the song so you will have more than just one song to promote.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that's a very narrow niche and you may struggle to write dozens of articles about it.

Plus, for example, with Amazon, the commission rate for digital music is 5%. With songs costing less than $1, you would have to sell over 200 copies just to make $10.
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kellyyang Premium
Thanks for answering my question! Do you recommend any products to promote if I still wanna choose music as my niche? And if so, how can I promote then?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - take a look at the link I have added below. It may give you some ideas.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs
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Hey guys! New to this website and had some problems choosing a niche but after contemplating it through I came up with mainly three: Sleep quality/ Stress Management, Hiking/ Rock Climbing and Book Site (Tips about reading, relaxing and recommendations.)

What do you think of these choices? I would love to hear your comments and insights about the current market, trends or overall impression of this niches.
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AnitaLouise Premium
Any of these sound great, I am sure you can make any one of them work for you. Seems like everyone needs stress management these days, hiking and rock climbing are big activities now and that would be a great site too. I love books so I visit some book blogs myself.
What do you love to do and can write endlessly about?
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PaulREvans57 Premium
My thoughts too!
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boomergp08 Premium
They all sound good to me. On your profile you say that you like traveling and food trips. Those are also great niche ideas too.
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My best interest in those choices is most likely books and stress management. What I am thinking is combining these two factors in my niche.

Maybe I will be adding book recommendations about stress management, and add how reading books can help you feel more in tune with yourself.
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DevEx Premium
Hi,

I'm enjoying playing around with Jaxxy...but wondering if I'm perceiving it correctly.

I've attached a screenshot.

1. would I be right is assuming the bottom entry with a QSR of 7 would be more suitable ...than the 2nd from the bottom with a QSR of 26 ?

2. I see the domains are also availiable. Is it true that google gives penalties for domain names longer than 15 characters?

3. I already own the domain workfromhome.network
Could I use that domain successfully and simply use the above keywords as, what I searched, as keywords/meta data.

Just need to sort this our for my busy head :-)

DevEx
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Candy, personally I would go for the 2nd from the top. It's the higher SEO. Try and get in the 90s if possible, It has reasonable traffic and the QSR is close to 100 (the recommended maximum).

Your QSR of 7 competing sites might mean the keyword isn't popular. If it was popular, other website owners would have noticed and the competition would be higher.

However you can always change your keyword later if you do use the lower one and it doesn't act like a magnet.
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I have chosen to do the make money online/work from home niche and promote WA just to check out how the whole process works. Later on I plan to choose a different niche in fresh/salt water aquariums. The problem is that I don't really have a focus for the aquarium stuff. I have used and purchased many aquarium supplies from amazon and was thinking about basic product reviews. Does that seem too boaring?
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FKelso Premium
I don't think so. Product reviews are always good, and if you focus on the supplies available, it seems like that would be workable. Perhaps you could intersperse your product reviews with a few stories about aquariums -- famous ones; different types; what are most popular aquarium fish, etc. Seems to me like a good idea.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Product reviews are great and even a necessary part of any niche, but there is so much more out there than that. Think less about "products" and more about information. How about creating the ULTIMATE beginners aquarium resource where someone with no knowledge whatsoever can go to find answers from an expert (like you, perhaps?) :-)
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FKelso Premium
What a great suggestion! I do like how your mind works.
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Thanks for your insight. It just seems so hard to get started. I think that I may be over thinking things and making it more complicated!
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So I would provide information that would lead up to affiliate links in the text. Or just have bottom or side banners?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Why not both? Banners can bring ad revenue whereas links get you affiliate commissions. Like I said, there are many ways to monetize.

BUT...

You're beginning to get ahead of yourself. For now, focus on the content. You shouldn't really be thinking about links or banners this early in the process other than a rough idea for later. At this point you should be putting out tons of killer content designed to bring in traffic.

Making money is the easy part; it's building an audience that is the challenge. Remember, you can have all the links and banners in the world, but you still won't make a dime if there are no eyeballs there to see them.
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FKelso Premium
How true...and without good content you will not get an audience.
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LukePitman Premium
Is my niche too broad? PC peripherals.

I was going to do just keyboards, or mice . But was wondering if Pc peripherals was really broad niche to start out with.

Also, with the keywords list. Do I just copy and paste the keywords into word press into the keywords box, or is there an easier way for me to export all of the list.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
It's not necessarily that it is too broad, but I would imagine it would be too saturated. While any niche can be a good one, generally you cannot come at it straight on like that.

You need to find an "angle" that separates you from the competition. There are so many other electronics sites out there that a generic straight peripherals site would be competing with the likes of Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Amazon.

The question is not if it is too broad, but rather how will your site stand out?
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LukePitman Premium
What's a good niche, do you think, to start up today?

Just before I get my domain name I want to make sure it's relevant to my niche, so I guess I'm undecided on what niche to pursue
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Unfortunately, that's a bit of a loaded question. You see, no one can really tell you what niche to go into because, well, no one is you.

Your niche should be something you are extremely passionate about. What hobbies and interests do you have? What special knowledge do you know? What are you an "expert" on? What topic is something you have always wanted to learn about, but never had the time? (This might just be the excuse you were looking for.)

You're going to be creating a ton of content, so it's important that you go into something that is not going to burn you out or find you bored with too quickly.

My litmus has always been what I call the "shut-up" test...

"What is the one thing you are constantly talking about -- even though you're not getting paid -- and you go on and on so much that your friends and family have to tell you to just shut up about it already?"

You find THAT... and you will have discovered your perfect niche :-)
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LukePitman Premium
But that's the thing, I love everything that evolves around computers. From hardware inside the computer, to the case, to its peripherals.

As you said, seems to be a saturated niche, the only way i could differentiate myself is by affilatating gaming products maybe. But even then it's still a saturated niche.

I feel lost right now, and undecided on what niche to go ahead with.
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LukePitman Premium
How about Computer keyboards, or mice, or monitors?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You can still use it if that is your passion. You just have to think outside the box and find a way in. If it were me, here's is what I would do...

1) Get off the computer. Seriously. Just find a quiet place to sit with a notepad and a pen or pencil -- NOTHING electronic. You need your brain working organically for a bit.

2) Start writing down anything and everything you can think of about computers. Don't edit or organize; just write (as fast as you can.) Get it all out of your head. Create as many ideas as can think of.

3) Now, take each one of those ideas and run it through the Alphabet Soup method, one at a time. Here's a tutorial to help: 4) Once you have identified potential keywords, now start running them through Jaaxy and see what the numbers are. By the time you complete this process for every idea and keyword, you should have a pretty good idea of where to come in with your niche (i.e. not too big, not too small), but this should also spark some ideas on how you can be unique.

Is this going to take some time? YES. Is it worth it? DOUBLE YES!
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LukePitman Premium
Sounds great thank you!

Really helpful, thank you so much
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time. If you need anything just give me a shout :-)
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Hello, my name is Jared, my main interests are things like gaming, technology, anime and pretty much anything tech related really. But if anyone has any other good niches that may fall under categories like these please let me know. I want to be able to make passive money that I can use to support myself and be able to earn more as I go along and get better with it.
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A lot of opportunity in gaming and anime! Good luck to you on your journey.
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Hey! So I feel like for most people, their interests make good niches like gaming, kids, clothes etc. I'm not sure though if my abstract interests would work well. Here are some of the things I like that I don't know how to use well as a niche. I'm very interested in advice. Maybe having an advice blog but not sure how to make good money that way. Atheist content is an interest of mine. Knowledge/learning, tv series, interior design/organization maybe? I know the last could definitely work but my biggest passions, Knowledge, advice & atheism I'm not sure how they'd work. Any advice?
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webcash2us Premium
You could write posts offering advice and or reviews of certain books, videos and other content related to your favorite subjects with links on buying those items.

In the beginning I would keep affiliate links off the pages or definitely limit them. This is covered in the training.

All The Best
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Fuq u
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TheJimB Premium
Kinda bogged down on widgets in lesson 8. Nothing seems to match the training video. I built a new sidebar but it never shows up on the website. Thought maybe it was the themes I’ve chosen I tried changing them, something I haven’t been trained on yet, and that only confused things more.
Up to this point this was all so easy.

But I’ll keep banging away at it.

TheJimB
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Hey, I'm Annie! I'm 29, disabled & unable to work outside my home so I'm trying to find a way to generate constant income to support myself online. I came here to find out more about "Rank & Rent" but if anyone knows of a way I can make money easily, without lots of prior experience, that's fast & reliable & doesn't cost a lot to start of love to hear them! I'm not sure if these goals are reasonable through online business but I probably need like $2,000 a month to live comfortably on my own but someday making $100k a year would be a dream! Nice to meet you all!
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I have been trying to figure out a niche and i cant quite find one. I am a huge nerd/gamer so i was thinking something involving that would be great. Maybe something like "best headset for my setup"
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this I would greatly appreciate the help.
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cramervod Premium
Just do some looking around for products. Think Geek has a lot of different items that may give you ideas.
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I'm new to all this so if this isn't helpful I'm sorry. Lol. My bf is a gamer & he watches a lot of videos on tips & tricks for success, simple getting started tutorials like which buttons do what, reviews or suggestions for what gaming mouse is best for what games, & other products like that. So maybe review different mouse options for certain kinds of games & give pros & cons, headphones, keyboards even computers & have links to each product. Does that help?
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I am new and this all feels very weird to be honest.
I am a stay at home Mom and I am hoping that this is really a thing.
I have read a lot of the comments below and I feel like I am going to get a lot of follow the program do the lessons. But I am a honest real person. I have no problems putting in the work, but if I could get some insight from someone. Some real real life stores. Who are you all, what are your stores. How did everyone end up here. If this is a community share with me, please.
Hope this isn't to forward or aggressive.

Cheers
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I could or someone who isn't in a success story could share with me how there experience has been. Anyone who has been doing this for a few months, or a year. What lead you here and how are you doing?? How is this going for you?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I have been here 5 months, so not long enough to be earning a consistent income. I am in this for the long term commitment. Most people don't start making any income until at least the six month mark or when they have around 50 articles on their site.
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cherzner Premium
I have been thinking about my niche and I wanted to to get the opinion of the group. I am a dog lover and I have owned several dogs, mainly large breeds. I have found that "large breed dogs" seemed to be to broad so I narrowed it down to "best dog for a family" any thoughts on this niche would be greatly appreciated.
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haren12 Premium
"best dog for my family" has better QSR then "best dog for a family"
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Hello, I'm really into fitness so I was thinking about having resistance bands as my niche. I have Google searched resistance bands and results are only showing up really big brands like , myprotein and gymshark etc. Would this actually be a good niche as I feel like maybe a lot of people would just click on those popular websites..?
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Dale123 Premium
Yes, this is actually a very good niche - you could actually expand it into something like "portable fitness equipment" or something if you wish too.
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Thank you, and that's actually a really great idea. Thanks 😁
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Your idea sounds really great Liviar. I would encourage you to work on it and make it happen. Because it would be outstanding
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That's super kind, thanks
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You pretty much took the words out of my mouth.
But fitness is a way of life now days. I believe you'll do great!
Thanks for asking the question for me. :)
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EASYCASH4U Premium
HELLO, GOOD MORNING, YESTERDAY EVENING I ASKED FOR HELP IN PICKING MY NECHE,SEEMS ARAGENT TO RFEINVENT THE WHEEL SURE YOUR EXPERIENCE IS BETTER THEN MINE, SO COULD YOU STRAIGHT AWAY GIVE ME THE NICHE THAT HAS THE LARGEST AUDIENCE, & IS IN THE HIGHEST DEMAND ON THE INTERNET, I WILL BE HAPPY WITH A QUICK PAYCHEK THEN WILL PICK SOMETHING OF INTEREST. PLEASE I AM ALL EARS
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - could you please turn your caps lock off? The top three niches are health, money and romance. However, there is no point trying to fool your readers by picking a subject you know nothing about in the expectation of turning a quick profit.

Please note that this is not a get rich quick scheme and requires time, effort and patience. It is unlikely you would see any income for at least 3 months or more realistically 6 months, no matter which niche you chose.

Do you really want to write articles on a subject you have no interest in for the next 6 months? Or would it be easier choosing a niche you are passionate about?
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WEisenbarth1 Premium
Kyle, are you able to see what we have done on our website? I was wondering if we should change a few things. There are so many areas to cover for Arthritis. My key words I think are going to be good. My poor four legged neighbour dog has arthritis in his hips and his legs shake. Could I add a niche for dogs?
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Zappades Premium
Hi, I think if you have a website about Arthritis for people, I would not mix the dog part in.
Maybe in a later point of time but not in the beginning.
When you go on with the training there will be tasks to ask for feedback for your website.
I don't think Kyle has the possibility to check our websites. You would need to paste your URL anyway.
All the best, Stefan :)
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hey
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DonnaRayne Premium
Hi everyone! The second day of training. Wow, a ton of information. I picked my niche: I named my website Sparrow's Cat Products- Feeding the Cat's meow. Is this too broad of a niche? Should I narrow it down and when do we get taught how to put affiliate links on our website?
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Miguelito203 Premium
No, cat products is not too broad. My sister brought a cat home a while back. She is really stuck up. She doesn't even let me touch her - ha, ha, ha. I'm not sure about the affiliate link part of your question (will have to go through and look), but I can tell you that I just did a search for cats. One of the main things I saw was toilet-training systems - ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Why do people want their cats to use the toilet?!? OMG!!
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DonnaRayne Premium
To sell products on the website we built during the first lessons. And I don't know why some pet owners want to toilet train their animals? Haha
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Miguelito203 Premium
The answer is on your profile. I'm multi-tasking and wasn't paying attention to what I was doing - ha, ha, ha. I really need to quick doing that.
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I’m a newbie here at WA, and and creating and owning an actual website, so I really don’t know exactly what I’m doing, but I’m doing all the necessary steps to get me through the process, and I like reading all the comments. I haven’t upgraded yet, but will do so in the coming months.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Sounds like a great plan. Just follow the training program and the lessons will walk you through everything step-by-step :-)
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ardieterle Premium
Welcome! I'm new too- just started last week. I have found the training to be super helpful! Look forward to getting to know you better on WA!
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I am in the same boat here!
You got this!!
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bobby53 Premium
I am creating my 1st website using the WA hosting program. I am in the process of posting the Privacy Page. When I copied and pasted my URL in the required spaces, the font size of all the type after the URL space enlarged, became Bold, and moved down the page on it's own. When I attempted to return everything to the original format some of the text disappeared. I couldn't remember the lost text so I tried to discard it and start over. But the original, now useless, page won't go away. Does anyone know how to get a new Privacy Page to start over and discard the old one? I already tried using the trash bin. It deletes, but when I go back the now ruined Privacy Page returns. It reminds me of those old word processors where the text jumped all over the place all by itself.
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Kyle Premium
I would just start fresh with a new privacy policy if you are having issues formatting the other one. If you copy your email from your browser or another app, then it can create "formatting" issues.

Ideally you would just type this email address directly into SiteContent.
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LAMac Premium
I'm thinking about what niche to choose. My back ground is that I trained in mental health, so I find it interesting and easy to write content about issues such as anxiety and depression. There are affiliate schemes out there for treatment of anxiety etc. My question is this.
People who search for a site about anxiety are more likely to be looking for tips and advice, not necessarily to buy into products or programmes. By contrast, if I went for a product based niche like, hair brushes (just an example!), then the people who are visiting the site are most likely looking to buy.
I'd find writing a blog about mental health a lot more interesting than a product blog. But I do want to make money - that's why I'm here.
In short, can you monetize a blog about anxiety as effectively as one about hair brushes or guitars?
Thank you!
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Nanda11 Premium
HI, welcome to WA. I am a spiritual life coach and I had the same question when I started out. I was searching in the range of webshops with spiritual products and those kinds of stuff. But honestly, as I was progressing in the training I found 'my voice' and enjoy so much the writing about Spiritual travel and meditation. I wouldn't worry about the linking of products yet. First get your momentum going, about your passion. Then you will find there are a lot more affiliates than you first knew existed. If you share your wisdom and your knowledge, you are also changing the world for the better. That should count for something too. If you write reviews on products that you would recommend as an expert in mental health, that will trigger people into buying it. First, create that expert position. And what you are an expert in, is not hairbrushes I heard you say.
Anyway, this is my opinion. Once you have people that follow your blog on regular bases, because it has value for them. They will interact with any information you give them. Even an affiliate link of WA, if that is what you would recommend getting out of solitude, when feeling depressed.
If you want more responses on your question, try writing your blog here on WA and have some of your Target Audience respond to it.
Good luck. Hope you will find all that you are looking for here.
Nanda
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LAMac Premium
Thank you Nanda, That's helpful. I just watched the video on finding my niche and it did all seem quite product centred, so it's good to know that you have found a way with your own work as a life coach. Thanks again!
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MichelleR4 Premium
ok so I've done everything so far through lesson 5. Picked a niche, picked a theme, logged into the site admin set up the seo plugins etc. the site does not have any photos, content but I am assuming that the next 5 lessons will cover how to write content etc, yes?
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ericcantu Premium
This training is much more than the first 10 lessons :) As you progress it will take you from building your site from scratch all the way to having a professional site with quality content that ranks and converts. You can see all 5 levels that are covered in the OEC training by clicking on the Training tab.
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MichelleR4 Premium
thank you my intention is to do all the training and build as i go..
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ericcantu Premium
That's perfect :)
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I have a doubt. I live in india and have an account on amazon dot in website. but same login works for amazon dot com account. So can i create Amazon Associates Account for amazon dot com as well, or am i constrained to create for amazon associates account for amazon dot in only? If so, will i be paid in $ or INR?
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haren12 Premium
If the login email ID is same for amazon dot in and amazon dot com And in Payment details country mentioned India, then you will be paid in INR.
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Watching how to make money online video process broaden my understanding how Affiliate marketing works.

*My question is on the website I am going to create. how many products and service can I market e.g if I to choose supplement, can I market different supplement company on my website or I can just do 1?

*How do I become an affiliate of Amazon, eBay, Walmart? After creating my website, right?

If I understood very well, affiliate (Amazon ) plays as middle man between me and company I will be selling their products?
E.g company pays Amazon for their products it will sell on their behalf then amazon hire someone like me to sell that product and pay me certain percentage after selling that products, right?

I have to think of niche because I have couple of niche I will like to make research before I actually decide which one is my lifetime niche.

I will ask some more question as I continue with my training.

Thank you
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Kyle Premium
You can promote as many affiliate programs on your website as you like.

Over time you will likely be promoting many different products/services on your website and this will take place as your build out content and you see a good match between an audience and a product.

Remember, your role as an affiliate is to connect your traffic (an audience) with a product or service that will benefit them. This will be based on the context and relevance of the content.
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Thank you Kyle. It clear.
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I've been trying to make my own website and very frustrated with trying to set it up. So I'm going to pay someone to build it for me. I know I'm jumping ahead but are we gonna work with Click Bank here? Nothing against you guys, you're great. I just suck at building a website with content. My creativity is at an all time low right now, lol. Looking forward to getting some clarity. Thank you!!
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PastorDre Premium
Hi Julie777 what are some of the challenges you are having maybe we can help you.
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ericcantu Premium
What part are you struggling with? Cuz building a website is what all this training is about. Don't give up so quickly on yourself. Is it content creation? Future lessons deal with that. There's also a reason everyone doesn't just pay others to write their content. Paying for good quality content can get very expensive quickly if you don't go about it right, which would mean taking the time to train a full time writer to write ranking content just like you have in the past. If the struggle is in building the website itself the lessons here walk you step by step through that. Don't pay someone to do what you can get here free :)
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Thanks, I just can't find a decent theme. I'm getting overwhelmed..lol. I will just keep looking for a better theme. At some point do you guys help with writing content coz I have big time writers block.
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Thanks, gonna keep working at this.
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NewLaurie Premium
If you pay someone to build your website, you'll need to upgrade to Premium membership and purchase a domain. The free SiteRubix domains offered to Starter members are subdomains owned by WA. You will not be able to move or sell a SiteRubix website.

You should also be aware that all Starter Members' SiteRubix websites are deleted after 6 months (unless they upgrade to Premium).

Alternatively, if you upgrade and purchase your own domain, your hosting is included with your membership, and you'll have access to more than enough training and support to build your own successful online business.
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HelenCSM Premium
That's really interesting information. Definitely, something to think about when considering premium membership. I hadn't realised that the starter members sites would be subdomains - Thanks.
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LAMac Premium
I've been watching various videos on youtube about selecting good keywords and terms. Most mention that there has to be evidence that the key words can be monetized. And most also suggest that the cost per click give you an idea of whether your site will make money. Can anyone give me an idea of what price of CPC is a good price. ie, at what point does the amount indicate that a key word is valuable. Does that make sense?
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feigner Premium
the range of cpc will vary with the niche
the mmo niche will be a lot more expensive than the knitting niche, for example.
so it wil lbe a judgement call after looking through a few hundred keywords to see if it sits in an area which you think will make money.
any keyword people are bidding for will be worth going for , as long as it is relevant for your niche.
if you go too high then you may find the competition will keep you out of the top page of the serps.
but remember that the cpc is for paid traffic. the business model here is based on free traffic at the start, so the selection of keywords is slightly different - using traffic and exact match competiton numbers.
I would pick one system and try it out - if it works stick with it, if you try to combine systems you may fall down and not get anywhere with ranking.
Good luck
phil
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TDomena Premium
You want to have a mix of content and intermingle your knowledge of your users and their intentions to build out your brand and content.

I've seen some internet marketing pros say you should have 80% money posts and 20% informational starting out, and that seems pretty consistent with the directions in the training.

As far as determining cost per click while you're doing keyword research, you would have to use additional keyword tools to get that data. Money keywords include Reviews, X vs. Y (comparisons), or Best ofs. Informational are how to's, list posts, and so on.

CPC is going to vary based on your niche and based on the niche of the products you'll be promoting/reviewing. It will vary greatly. It could be as low as $0.10 per click and as high as $30 or more per click--it really depends. You'd have to explore those possibilities within your niche.
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nathaniell Premium
CPC will vary based on niche. A $1 CPC might be good for one niche, while a $10 CPC might be good for another niche.

Also, I disagree with the advice that all pages you write need to have a good CPC. Many posts you write can rank and get traffic, then DRIVE visitors to more important pages. CPC can be an indicator of interest in a specific phrase/topic, but it's not the thing I'd use to make the final call on whether or not to write a post.
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Hello WA community. I have a LOT of questions after this basic tutorial. There seems to be several steps missing with regard to niche, website development and affiliates.
1. Will I own this website once I've created it or is it a subsidiarity of WA whereby I would only be able to earn money as long as I'm a member of WA?
2. Are there macros available to pull from when creating the website for operational use or am I responsible for all of the data entry?
3. Is there cumulative data available regarding specific niches or are we responsible for the R & D portion with regard to this?
4. How does one ensure that their target market is not overlapping with another WA marketer in their geographical area?
5. How do I ensure I'm maximizing WA's resources so that my application is clear, consistent and user friendly for potential buyers without the physical appearance of a "redirected affiliate/site"?
6. Ultimately I'd like to know if there are pre-existing templates for me to use throughout the development phase within this platform.
7. Finally, how many questions am I permitted to ask before you lose your patients with me? lol

I sincerely appreciate all of your time in advance and look forward to hearing everyone's input, thank you everyone!

Best Regards,

Gina
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NewLaurie Premium
Hi Gina - I'll tackle one:

The free SiteRubix websites are subdomains. They are owned by WA, so a member is unable to move or sell the website.

Starter Members' SiteRubix websites are deleted after 6 months (unless they upgrade to Premium Membership). Premium Members' SiteRubix websites are not deleted.

If you would like to own your domain, you need to purchase a top level (.com/net/org) domain). Premium Members may purchase domains through WA. Hosting is included in the Premium Membership.
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webcash2us Premium
The free sites would still be the property of Siterubix, but you can earn from them still. When you buy a domain than that property belongs to you and you are responsible.

There is no Macros to speak of here, this is more for blogging.
There is a Chrome extension that you can check out for Macros and there is outside software that you might be interested in.

You are the one who enters all of the data on your sites here.

Since everyone's niche is different you don't know of overlapping on a local level, but there's room for everyone.

The training will teach you how to best maximize your site and how to handle affiliate links to your audience.

There are templets in the content writing platform for certain things here like Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure.

There is also a bunch of themes to use with your sites, many are free and some can be upgraded to pro versions.
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Thank you Laurie I appreciate your time and information!
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Thank you also webcash2us! This was very helpful!
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Siobhann Premium
Hi Gina - great questions, you seem in the know!!! I appreciated hearing the answers.

Cheers,
Siobhann
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Hi Siobhann; I'm a bit of a novice w/regard to the specifications on all of the data required to launch an online business, still trying to assess if this is a direction worth perusing at this time.
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Siobhann Premium
Knowledge is power as they say so the more you learn the easier it will be to decide which way to go - good luck!
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Thank you, I do have a LOT to learn!
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bobby53 Premium
Thanks for the great video I understood everything and now I'm going to think about a niche. I was thinking of going the WA boot camp route, but there has to be tons of people in there by now. I think I'll choose a niche and go back to the WA affiliate training later.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, sounds like you are moving right along here. A small fraction of people actually ever go through bootcamp, but I always recommend choosing a niche and direction that you are interested/passionate about. :)
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Hi Jason here,

I just finished the choose your niche video, and it was great!! But I'm still having trouble getting my niche specific I'm leaning towards Star Wars but don't know what to choose help would be VERY much appreciated

Another question have any of you premium members gotten enough revenue from your first two free websites to sign-up for premium and not have to pay THAT much out of pocket for it? I know it seems like I'm being cheap but there's just no way I can pay for it, but KNOW that I could benefit from it immensely.

Thanks

Jason
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merlynmac Premium
Hi Jason,
Picking your niche can be hard at times. As odd as it may sound Star Wars is a very large niche. Can you see about narrowing it down, maybe hard to find collectibles or even focusing on action figures or the books, etc.

As for the making money part... This is not a quick return program. I can happen but realistically you're looking at time to build up a following and authority before you really start to make money.

I know it's a lot but if you can swing it look at the annual option. You pay it all up front but you don't have to worry about making the monthly payment and it saves you almost $20 per month.
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Thanks Merlyn!
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merlynmac Premium
Any time!
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Just wanna find out, Does WA strictly teach only Affiliate Marketing,or can you also help with creating my own products off of other products out there, and how and where to market and sell them? Asking coz i almost joined SFM (too good to be true) and this was another thing they said they teach how to do.
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Kyle Premium
We can help you with creation of your own products, but that shouldn't be a consideration until you first have an audience. The idea that creating a product would even be something taught within the first year makes no sense.

Don't build it before they come, build an audience and a reputation, then you can seamless build out your own products and services and have people to sell to them.

We are an affiliate/internet marketing company, we can teach you anything you need to know through the platform, 10,000's of experts, 1,000's of training modules, and over 400 hours of live classes.

You definitely have found a home here at WA!
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Wow....that's excellent,i like the sound of that !! I was lost an now found my home,WA.Thanks..
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LAThomas Premium
Hi If you choose niche which is quite specific - how many affiliate programs should you be looking to join. I think I have chosen something but there doesn't seem a lot of programs compared to some of the others. Although I do think it is something that will be popular here.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hiya
From what I have learned, a specific niche is the best route to take. As far as affiliate programs are concerned, Kyle advises us "not to leave money on the table", what that means is that when we write products reviews we make sure that we have affiliate links to those products. So, I guess the answer is that you join the affiliate programs that suit your niche - so long as there is nothing wrong or negative with the products and services they provide (as in bad which will give your site a bad reputation), then you sign up with them.
Hope that helps.
Blessings
Louise
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham! You can join as many affiliate programs as you wish. You can search in Google by typing this exact phrase - niche + affiliate programs (obviously substituting "niche" with your chosen subject).
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muelli26nov Premium
Hi Guys i went thru "the how to make money online" I understood that you can make money with offering products linked to big online companies (eg Amazon) . I'm just wondering if I would be able to make money with blogs and getting subscribed? Also is there a list of which online company is using wa and what are their commission rates? Or am I supposed to ask them ,if so how?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can use any affiliate program that you wish, there isn't a list, they are independent of WA. Once you have built your website, you have to apply to join affiliate programs. Commission rates will vary, and you need to read the terms and conditions of each program.

You can search for them in Google this way - niche + affiliate program.
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It is better to choose affiliate program that match with our selected niche, So that we could write the content passionately? Does it help the conversion from reader to successfull purchase?

Thanks for sharing how to find niche + affiliate on Google.
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George114 Premium
When you're done with building your website, please go on to Producing low keyword content... Apply for affiliate program of your niche and then you earn traffic.... N make money
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, definitely. Readers will soon realise if you have no interest in your subject and will look elsewhere. If you have experience in your niche, you can build up trust with your visitors, and they will take heed of your advice and recommendations.
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Good morning Everyone.

It is good to be here at Wealthy Affiliate. I am new in the platform and looking forward to learn from everyone.

I will ask questions where I don't understand as I go through training and navigate in dashboard but Kyle Video have enlighten me. It is a blessing to be around people with same vision as you. To be a successful online entrepreneur to the physical world.

I don't have experience in online business but I am going to do my best to learn as much as I can so that I can succeed and make decent and legit money and help others.

Thank you.
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ah I see another online business newbie like me has found this GOLD MINE. hehe. I just started too and already feel accepted by Kyle. He's like the online business teacher I never had!
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LaMarS Premium
Hello so as I am going the video about Choosing a Niche the general concept that keeps coming to mind for me is Christianity/ Spirituality and I was wondering if I could have a narrow but broad niche such as promoting Christianity books/ devotional (plans) and Courses as one niche. Because through my search they kinda go hand and hand.
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webcash2us Premium
You can use that as a niche and if that can be narrowed down even more so it would be better. The idea is to keep the niche fairly targeted. Like if someone wanted to do a niche about Pets they would be better off if their niche was just dogs or cats or fish, etc...
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MikeC69 Premium
Just go through the training step by step.
Trust me it absolutely works!
I made the mistake of thinking I need to work on other things to get ahead and made tons of mistakes when I started.
It might not seem like it as you follow, but every aspect will be covered.
The best of success to you!
Mike
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Thanks you for this wonderful information. I was a bit confused about where and how to start, and like you i thought it would be a difficult task. To my surprise... and task completion, it is becoming increasingly doable.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I can bare witness to that! When I first began it was the same with me

Just FOLLOW the yellow brick road
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CK5687 Premium
So I just finished my about me and my privacy policy. Moving straight into the menu section. However, it does not show the privacy page in the established menu section like it does in his video. Is this normal? I went out and back in through the site manager but that did not change it.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Check Appearances > Menus to make sure the pages have been added to your primary menu, then hit refresh and they should show up.
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GALEH Premium
I just finished that also, on the menu page in the center at the bottom there should be a check in the box for where you need it to show up. Example: mine is Top Menu that I renamed it.
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GALEH Premium
Sorry I replied to the wrong box hope CK5687 can still see it.
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CK5687 Premium
thank you :)
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hey guys, I'm struggling a little. Kyle uses basketball related examples in the getting started tutorials but my niche isn't related at all. My niche is men's footwear, and I'm not sure how to set up my website. For people trying to sell more product related stuff, what does your website look like exactly?

are your posts things like "top ten men's shoes 2019" and then a list with affiliate links? or is it more like an online store? i have no idea what a website will look like for my niche
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Dale123 Premium
The structure remains exactly the same - it's only the topic that changes. With regards to content you simply want to be producing content that's both relevant to your products & relevant to what people are searching... Some quick fire examples could be "what is the best shoe for hiking", "what is the best shoe to prevent blisters"... Offer great content, then recommend a great product to fit... And boom, job done.
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Righter,

You need to continue to build out your website. You have to add your privacy page and your about me post.

Your niche is wide. Men's footwear is a very wide niche. You should try to narrow it down to something more specific in the men's footwear.

If you do not have your own products to sell, then you will have to become an affiliate of companies that sell men's footwear. You can then write reviews of their footwear and recommend them to your visitors when you start getting traffic to your website. You will then receive commissions when your visitors purchase the footwear you recommend. You can also write about problems within your niche and make recommendations that will solve those problems.

I hope that helps.

Much success to you!

Kind regards,
Nichola
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feigner Premium
that is a wide niche you are going for there Righter.
but split down into narrow niches and concentrating on one at a time you maybe able to build your audience.
people looking for information on how to select shoes and what size to get, what do the sizes mean and what are the differences worldwide.
what are the types of dress shoe, are there any which must be worn at certain times, or not.
start looknig for problems within the men's footwear niche.
and you will start to find article titles.
where do you look, on facebook, answerthepublic, jaaxy and forums where they are asking about footwear.
you can then recommend a type and link to an affiliate page for sizing and possibly colour.
As Kyle says ' answer the question ' i want to help ______' ' and you will be most of the way there to selecting a niche.
Good luck
phil
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Is it better to have your own website or to just run funnels to promote the product, or your to lead them to your website?
The reason I say this is you can have a lot of different funnels and change them frequently. Ware changing a website or base page might confuse the customers you all ready have? At the same time I feel that since I have been doing or trying Affiliate marketing for more than a year. And it does take two to three years to build up a list of customers or leads to sell your affiliates products to. What do you recommend to cut start up cost because just being a member of wealthy affiliates for two or three years is going to cost over 1,700 before seeing anything and that's not guaranteed in anyway. And to be honest that does not include the total cost of becoming a affiliate marketer at all. I also believe some people get into affiliate marketing and they run out of funds or want to make money fast or get rich scam. They see how easy it is to confuse or scam honest people trying to learn how to become affiliate marketers buy selling them worthless information or ebooks and systems that don't work or will never work because the person selling them has never succeeded in internet marketing themself or they sell you old Solo add or leads that didn't work for them that they bought at a lower cost and so on. So they can get there money back and when they see how easy it is and take that route instead of doing it the legit and honest way. I have a feeling if or when they take that route that hurts affiliate marketing so bad that it possibly can be the cause of it getting shut down or outlawed. At the sametime I think they might have problems sleeping at night and it probably takes years off there life causing medical problems why I don't know.
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cramervod Premium
It's best to have a website because that is the one strategy you will own aside from an email list. Funnels can be made from a website and are usually better for trust.

But it's up to you really how you want to run your business. This is about teaching SEO by building a website, using an email that is from your domain, and going through a trust-building approach.

I have no power in what you do or anyone else and it's their choice to promote scammy products vs ones that actually do what they promise.
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feigner Premium
Hey Alden, it really depends on which business model you follow.
What you are talking about is more email marketing, whereas here you are taught more of an affiliate marketing model.
To cut your costs here, i would be looknig at going yearly as soon as poss- $359 rather than $49 per month and if you can pick up the black friday deal if it is still at $299 per year.
if you stick in one niche and create evergreen material then you don't need to keep changing your deals and driving traffc to the latest products.
you will start to get ranked in google and get more organic traffic - yes you can pay for traffic, but the best qualified traffic maybe the traffic which is looking for your offer.
so this business model maye a longer term strategy to add to your business.
As you say - if you are looknig for a fast turnaround then this may not be the right solution for you.
but if you can stick it out then it may help you build a portfolio of passive income.
good luck
phil
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Kevin951 Premium
Hi there, I signed up with WA after conducting a search about List Launch Pro. Since I only signed up yesterday it's very early days but I'm impressed with the structure of WA. Obviously there is pressure to upgrade to Premium. My question: If I upgrade will I then be asked to upgrade to Premium Plus (or something similar) at some stage or does Premium provide absolutely everything? Thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - premium gives you access to absolutely everything on this platform, there are no other levels. The only extra payment is if you wish to purchase a .com domain. If you join within 7 days, your first month subscription is $19, followed by monthly payments of $49. You can cancel at any time, but then you lose access to this platform, you can't go back to being a starter member.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Nope... there is Starter and Premium. That's it. Premium grants you access to the entire platform.
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George114 Premium
Unlike other Hyped online business training programs, W.A makes anything clear, no hidden fees, no upsells,and the cost of going premium is way cheaper affordable... that any serious person in building a business can manage it... Am an independent person, speaking my independent experience from W. A to any starter like I was at start
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NealJRandall Premium
No more hype or money. Your in the right place. Train and get payed for your effort.
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Tamara37 Premium
when writing out content logs is it okay to site studies you have found on other websites like CNN and it is okay to use news and information about celebrities you found on news sites as long as as you put where you found it and adding the link? Or do you need some type of permission from that other page to do so? I
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Absolutely. Linking to external sources to support your article is actually one of the SEO tricks that Jay teaches. It's highly effective and can help you gain authority quickly. Just be sure to have the link open in a new window so you're not sending them away from your site with no way to get back.
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Pedrone Premium
no Tamara37, I don't think you do need permissions and really you are doing them a favor to send traffic to them true the link that you insert on your blogs/articles/posts ..right? so I believe most of the Sites will be thankful:o)
( be careful if you use other site pictures yeah...as most of them have copyright unless they come with the link that you are suggesting )
have a good weekend
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willfedor Premium
i personally ask but that's me there is also a plug in that will let you live stream other peoples content but its still linked to there site its like a reference point
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its kinda sad how you can say all these things like all the other websites similar to mine just want your money, so you use one of the biggest human flaws (trust in others) to make it seem like your giving away something free, but really you just allow false narrative's and the already dumbed down internet users to get tricked into paying for premium packages. lol lol lol
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cramervod Premium
Just like saying something but meaning nothing at the same time eh?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Not sure what your point is here. Are you complaining about WA, the Internet, or human nature? Perhaps you could clarify your position.
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MurphysMom Premium
Not sure what you are referring to. WA is not like any other platform. I've been involved in internet avenues fo the last 10 years. The money paid for the Premium platform is worth it and more. Of course we all want to earn income. The journey at WA is unique in the sense that the people that set the program up, Kyle and Carson...do care about you and about me. The community as in this Live Chat are for the most part caring people that give their time to help newbies like me, lol, I wish you well on this journey.
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No human nature dear
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boomergp08 Premium
If this is in reference to the Wealthy Affiliate free starter membership you could always try other training programs, but they will all ask you to pay up front before you can learn anything.

But here at WA you can easily build a WordPress website in less than a few minutes and take 10 full lessons where you learn the basics of how to make money online, all for free!

You can stay a free member as long as you like but like any online university or training program you will have to pay for advanced training. If you do not want to pay, you do not have to.
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im not hate'n, i already have a website similar to this one. i even have small print on the home page that says how your basically buying a scam so you can learn to scam. but hey i still get paid for doing absolutely nothing but ramble on and on in text to make it sound interesting.
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So this is pretty much like a Ed'Edd'Eddy deal?
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MichelleR4 Premium
this is pretty exciting!! how many times have we typed into google a question and we get an answer??? we can be one of the websites with the answers! from cat claw tips to hair ribbons...so many choices!! how many niches would you suggest we come up with at first?
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RanjiKwatra Premium
Yup, I guess we’re on the right track 🤗
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boomergp08 Premium
It doesn't matter how many niches you can come up with at this point, the only thing that matters is for you to select only one.

Only do one niche at a time because it will take you months of a sustained concerted effort to get your internet business rolling strong.

Once your first niche website is established, then you can consider starting another website in another niche.
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MichelleR4 Premium
Yes I was thinking that as well, good advice!!!
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Good advice, I was worried about the whole niche thing myself
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Shaughn Premium
I have a results interpretation question.

My chosen niche is strategy board games. During my keywords search I'm receiving drastically varied results, which I assume is normal, but have a quick question on which factors weigh more heavily on the good or bad side.

The two most drastic examples are as follows:

(Keyword) Chess -
764,995 average searches per month and 99QSR

(Keyword) Best War Strategy Board Games -
112 average searches per month and 9 SQR

Now obviously since there are (I'm fairly sure) 10 results on the first page of a Google search if I were to get ranked with the latter I'm on the first page 100+ times per month. But does the shear volume of the former search outweigh the visibility of the latter?
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affmrknowlge Premium
No it's better use long tail keywords(3-4 words) to get targeted traffic. If you are searching for chess, a longtail keyword could be 'strategic chess move' or 'how to win a chess game'.
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Hi,
Your lessons are very informative and I plan to listen to them all, if for no other reason, to sharpen up my skills. I have some experience with the subject matter and I have some experience building websites and promoting affiliate websites.

My interest is building out an idea of mine and turning it into a paid membership website--does WA provide templates for and host membership websites?

E
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, you are going to fit right in here at WA E.

And yes, we provide you with a full website platform, with a suite of many different tools to help you simplify what were once complex processes. These are industry leading tools on our state of the art hosting platform (which is included within your membership).

You can have a membership if you like, but before you build that I would first establish your audience and your brand. The cart before the horse.
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Edy1 Premium
ok, I got my front page up on my website and posted about the site. I'm not sure what ells to do after that point. I changed my design a few well, many times till I got what I was happy with. But, Anyway is that all I was supposed to do with this part of the lesson before I go on?
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cramervod Premium
Do you see the checkmarks at the end of each lesson? Those are the tasks you will want to do before moving on to the next one.
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nelinpetes Premium
@cramervod said it all. Check-marks at the end of each lesson and at the right sidebar of your screen.
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zeck Premium
@Kyle i was not able to retreive our previous discussion on my chosen niche : Personal Development.
You were saying it's a trap niche.
My passion is to help people from all age all nation to figth through there challenges in life. For instance helping young folks not to abandon shcool. How do i move ahead with that here. Help me.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could head in that. Just "challenges" could mean just about anything, to anyone. But if this is the direction that you want to head and what resonates with you being your direction, by all means! :)
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KarolinaT Premium
Hey everyone! Is anyone using avventura theme? Under the top menu there is a sort of sliding menu(?) not sure if its right to call it that, but it has like a title for a page and a background photo, and I can't figure out how to upload a photo for that background. has anyone used that theme?
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Debs66 Premium
You can find the sliders in customizer and edit there. Inside WordPress hope that helps :)
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Your video gives pretty good info about niches and finding a niche but
I would prefer that you give us a method to research niches, info about resources and tools available online to help in the niche research, find data, audience size, trends, demographic etc
some steps to go through to choose a niche.
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Kyle Premium
The thing is, all niches have a ton of opportunity within them. There are 3.75 BILLION people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the audience you are dealing with the Internet and even some of the most obscure niches have millions of people interested in them.

You should read about this here within a blog post I recently created on this exactly topic: YOU make a niche profitable and that is why it is important that you decide on a niche that you are interested in/passionate about. It will make the journey that much more fun and exciting. ;)
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hi their im a newbie her in WA and im just wondering about this online business . Is this some kind of promoting and doing some kind of blog with a certain product? and if so,what if im not good at doing a blog does that mean this is not for me?:c
thanks for all who will answer to my concern
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a professional website ready for affiliate marketing. You choose a subject you are passionate about and write blog posts to attract visitors, who may purchase any products you are promoting, to earn you a commission.

The writing is easier than you think, and you will learn techniques to help you. Take a look at the training and follow it step by step, it takes you through the entire process.
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GENIKEBEST Premium
Hi, It is a learning platform that teaches you how to chose a niche, build a website, drive traffic to it and monetize from it.
the training are step by step and easy to follow for anyone.
Highly recommend to stick with it and build a business for yourself
Geni
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affmrknowlge Premium
If you don't feel confident writing your own blog posts you can hire freelance writers to write them for you. There are some budget sites with freelancers with adequate writing skills. I follow people on Twitter whose first language isn't English but they are communicating useful information, and if the reader wants the information they have to accept the writer's skill level. There are many entrepreneurs who started off with basic English skills but they did not let this stop them.
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wooow thanks for that,i felt more determine now! hoping to be one of those successful WA member also...thanks to all who answered my concern!c:
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Kyle Premium
That is exactly what you are going to learn as you move through the training. I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Shela. :)
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Cyberjaze Premium
Hi Shela, you'll eventually learn how to blog, you can start by writing about something you love... If you really hate writing, you can hire a freelancer to write contents for your blog.
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Hi, I do some blogging for my website but I also get asked by others if they can write articles. So, you dont have to do it all.
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MBassett Premium
Okay gang. I am in need of some help. I purchased a .com domain already but am creating my webpage in lesson 7 under the siterubix. When I am creating the privacy page should I go ahead and insert the .com domain or the siterubix domain? I may be jumping ahead here but my thought was that I ultimately want to publish it under the .com domain. HELP!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
At this point I would just plug it into the rubix site so everything stays together and organized. When you are ready to move everything over to the .com it's super simple and you can move it all at once :-)
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MBassett Premium
@AJTrimble1 Thanks for the guidance. Greatly appreciated!

-Mike
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Fowolabi Premium
Hi, I am wondering if I will be able to promote my independent wellness business from my website. It’s MLM business.
How can using WA help with this? My quest to find a way to improve the business linked me with WA site 😆
I hope it helps.
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TDomena Premium
Hello! You can promote whatever you like on your website. The Online Entrepreneur Certification will teach you how to drive traffic to your offers and how to monetize your website--those skills will be transferrable to any business. Added to that, you'll also see that there is live training that adds additional skills onto what you'll learn in the certification. Best wishes with your business.
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jebur Premium
I don't see why it wouldn't work, as long as you're willing to write unique content for your blog. Maybe long reviews of your products? The WA method really depends on ranking in Google through promotion of your own unique content, so it's not going to work if you're just promoting a storefront with nothing added.
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Mywinwinbiz Premium
I am also doing MLM I find the best way is to create articles for you would be health and wellness as well as some reviews on various products and your personal results. I chose to provide reviews on some competitors i keep them honest and why my choice is better than other choices. I also create a win win situation by becoming an affiliate of my other reviews so that if my reader chose their product above my MLM choice I still get rewarded. Hope this helps to give you some ideas for your content.
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hi, I am new here and just wanted to see if you had any advice for beginners, or even just some words of encouragement.
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ucnretire Premium
yes! this is what I wanted to know as well
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Mywinwinbiz Premium
The training is of course designed for beginners. I love the step by step guide and then do system here. Makes things much easier. Believe in yourself but know this is not get rich quick it takes time to build a business so take your time on your posts to create something long lasting. The work you do now will pay off for you later. Proof of this is try and google anything. Click on an information site and you will see when it was published so you know that their work a couple of years ago is working for them as you search. hope this helps.
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Fowolabi Premium
Hi TDomena, thanks for the information. I am just starting. I hope to get more understanding soon. Work is in progress.
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Fowolabi Premium
Ok, I will gradually work on that. Thank you.
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Fowolabi Premium
Thanks dearly! This helps. I am working o. My website now.

Funmi
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Fowolabi Premium
Ok, thanks for the info.

Funmi
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pmullinsj Premium
Kyle, there were two extra things to check off from those in the lesson. I checked them off, one was 'disable on page' and the other was something like 'disable Google analytics. I'm fine with doing it again. The lessons are beautifully constructed and I'm enjoying them after a break of a few days of other work. Patrick
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, sounds like you are moving right along here and so glad you are enjoying the training Patrick. ;)
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ANGELICAMART Premium
Sorry to bother you but I can't manage my website like I want. The tutorial is fine, but the results are not what they suppose to be. Is there any way to get my website corrected by someone who understands more? Or I have to keep trying no matter how long it takes? I feel I am such a fool and I waste a lot of time. Thank you.
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CarmelitaA Premium
Did you check the on line certification tutorial. Check the step by step tutorial and find out what you are missing. You have to be patient and literally I went by step by step. I have to repeat and review over and over again and literally walk thru it all. Review back and forth while doing it myself what it says on the video. You have to be patient to watch and get some ideas here and there. You need to keep focus
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NewLaurie Premium
Hi - it may be that you need to back-track in the training a bit, to gain a clearer understanding of how to implement each step of building your website.
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ANGELICAMART Premium
Thank you. So it is not only me... I will try to invest more time in this. And manage my anxiety... lol
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Angelica, I did a post about building websites. As I don't know what your management issues are I sent you the link via PM.

The post might answer your issues as it is pretty simple and contains loads of website building information.
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be patient , don't be hard on your self you will get it good luck
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ANGELICAMART Premium
Thank you!!!!
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ANGELICAMART Premium
Thank you! You are all so gentle. Blessings for all of you.
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Mywinwinbiz Premium
Keep going. Not sure what issues you are having. Keep it simple. Google likes simple. Nothing is a waste of time if it builds trust. Sometimes i get anxious because I want this to work so BAD. Or worse I NEED this to work... we all want front page google ranking but probably not going to happen right away. Patience and deep breathing and consistency will help.
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farrie Premium
Please, I am very excited about being a part of this community, however, i need to know by what means am i going to be paid because certain payportals do not work with my country which is the Bahamas, this would mean that if and when i make money i won't be able to get it.

Can someone please assist me with this very important question?
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jebur Premium
Hi farrie. Wealthy Affiliate does not pay you directly, so we can't answer your question about payportals. Rather, you make money through affiliate marketing, so you'd have to refer to whatever affiliate programs you're considering using.
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Hi I've just signed up, I recently nearly signed up for another more expensive Lead gen training, ultimately I didn't feel comfortable to do so, but I did very much like their concept which was to build say 5 LOCAL niche websites (landing pages) as quickly as possible, get them ranked (3 to 6 months) without paid ads and then sell the proven leads to whichever local niche (i.e. electrician) company that would be happy to take the extra work in the local area.
Its this particular model I am interested in developing only. Is that something that sounds viable with yourselves.

Many thanks Justin
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Perhaps. It's your business so only you can decide if this will work for you or not. I suggest just starting with the training program and seeing where it goes.
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Mywinwinbiz Premium
Sounds like it could work... as nothing is impossible. This may backfire a bit though. Like a local business doesn't want it now you are stuck with this ranking you worked for in a niche that is not your own. You may want to check on lead generation as this is the main issue everyone has with getting traffic to their site and quality traffic as well. Landing pages are great but if you don't have something right away for the customer you will lose them. Selling leads is also becoming a privacy issue you may not feel good about in the future. Perhaps you might consider building a local referral site where members like local businesses pay you a percentage of the business they gain from you. Just some thoughts of course.
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Can I ask a somewhat stupid question? I’m working through the training, looking to do this for the long haul etc. I know WA is a great resource (can’t miss what I can see already!!) and if I upgrade to premium and build some sites on URLs I own using WA’s dashboard.....what happens if for some CRAZY reason I no longer want to be a member of WA - does all of your content go away since it’s on a WA theme? This legit kept me up last night thinking about it :o
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Zappades Premium
Hi, no, your own domain websites you can easily export from WA and host where you like if you decide to leave WA :)
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Nope... from that perspective (i.e., not considering the training, community, etc.), WA is simply a host like any other. If you decided to leave, you could just transfer your site(s) to another webhost. That's the beauty of using WordPress :-)
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AndyCalvin Premium
WA allows you to host websites, and they build the websites through WordPress, which is (for the most part) free to use. So, if you no longer want to be part of WA, but want to keep your website(s), all you do is just move your websites to a new place that hosts websites, and that's pretty much all to it.

You should be able to keep all your content, the theme that you used to build your site, and anything else that was a part of your site before you moved it. I believe also you have about a month after leaving premium to move your site.
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Thanks all! I’ve dabbled in a number of blogs over my time but have never successfully ported them over (normally I’ve given up or had other stuff in my life that it was ‘not the right time’ and just canned them!) This helps.

A
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Thank you!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time.
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Nope... from that perspective (i.e., not considering the training, community, etc.), WA is simply a host like any other. If you decided to leave, you could just transfer your site(s) to another webhost.
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George114 Premium
No.... if you feel like shifting website from wealth affiliate to independent domains you're free... Have no worries... It's your business and not a property of wealth affiliate... Thanks
please seek for more clarification incase
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i just finished setting up the website , In the Plugin i see the SEO pack, Classic Editor and EWWW Image opt. in the training there is no classic editor in the Plugin, can someone explain why there is a classic editor on website plugin and training i did not see it.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
WordPress recently went to a new method called "Gutenberg" that works much different. The Classic editor reverts it back the the style used in the training. You can always move to the new method when you are more familiar with WordPress later.
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I looked up organic skincare affiliate programs and found interesting ones. But if I do build up a blog and colleborate in an affiliate program, isn't it a deal breaker if I wouldn't have as much followers or visitors to my blog due to being a newbie. How can I make my blog popular, grow the visitors list?
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Get started on the training... all will be revealed:
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Pedrone Premium
Organic products are good and very good Niche! just write everyday blogs about it and review products, in time you will get followers, subscriber, and clients!
so go ahead and build it!
but follow the training here at WA it's important to get to know the big picture ok!
cia:o)
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Correct me if I am wrong, but does affiliate marketing happen only if You build up Your own product. What I have in my mind as a niche of mine is to develope a website that selles other companies products like being an Amazon, who doesn't own any of the products that it sells but is a pretty much acting as a distribution. I am into buildng a website (somewhat ecommerce) that is focused only on selling organic, natural and wellness products from companies like BaliBody, 100%Pure and so on.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
That's pretty spot on. You will find a "niche" (topic) that you are passionate about, build a website, and create content that provides information that people interested in that niche are looking for. Then you will recommend products and services -- that you get from other companies as an affiliate -- and when they buy something, you get a commission.

Just follow the training program step-by-step and it will all make sense. Try not to move on to the next lesson until you have completed all the recommended tasks and checked them off the checklist on the lesson you are on. This is important because later lessons are often built on the foundation work you did previously.

Welcome to WA. If you have any more questions or need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We're all here to help :-)
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Newbie here
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Hi guys, is there anything I should be doing at this time? I just joined yesterday and I’m on my second lesson. I’ve read so many comments about how writing is a good way to advance your money making opportunity, exactly what writing and when should I start it. Thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - please follow the training step by step as it takes you through the process of building your own professional website ready for affiliate marketing. You will be shown when it is time to start writing your content. Don't try and rush ahead, this is not a get rich quick scheme and takes time and determination.
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Myrtlebeach Premium
I'm just starting too, but I think we both need to keep on with the training before we start writing yet. I just went premium and that opened up a whole lot more information and training.
I think what they mean about writing to start making money, first starts when you get your niche and website up. You'll want to start adding content related to your niche. Keep going with the training and it will all start to fall in place I'm sure. I was a little less confused after lesson one, then a little less after lesson two and so on...
Oh yeah, and go premium if you haven't yet. lol
Keith
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Thank for your help..will follow
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MurphysMom Premium
Hi and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! This is good advice Keith gave you. If you can, go for the Premium plan. Well worth the money.

I know it's important to go through the training - step by step.
Best to you on this journey.
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I have just started.Stick with the training at first.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Just stick with the training. The most important step is to not move on to the next lesson until you have completed all of the tasks on the checklist. Later lessons all build on what you have done before, so if you skip a task you will run into trouble later on. Take your time and do it right and you'll be fine :-)
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Writing comments wont get you far if you didn't watch the video " How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained". At this point you should be thinking about what information your website will be providing.
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How much does the initial membership cost? At this point I don't want to waste my time or anybody elses. I am low on funds right now of course this is the main reason I am looking for a program to make money online. I own my business but it has fallin off right now. So I need to get some type of business going and I also need a retirement program started up. I am 62 yrs young.
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Kyle Premium
The membership that you are on is a Starter membership, which is completely free. There is one upgrade that you can make here and it is the Premium membership, which is the key to the community. Premium is $19 the first month, then it is $49 per month after the first month.

This includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online from the training, weekly live classes, he support, the tools, the websites/hosting, the mentoring, network, exclusive access to all updates...you name it.

We also have a 6 month option for $234 which works out to be $39 per month when paid in full, and a yearly option of $359 which is a big discount and that works out to be $29 per month when paid in full. You can choose either or.

Hope this helps you out Ladonna and if you have any further questions let me know.
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Corman Premium
Ive been trying affiliate marketing for 5 months now and no sales. I am a licensed carpenter in Florida. I love to remodel and im good at it. Ive been struggling on how to build a website and try to make a profit off of this subject. I can write and explain how to do things and give good information its the products to sell thats stopping me. I will pick other niches to promote but I would like to make my remodeling knowledge my passive income niche. I hope this community and training will give me a better understanding
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nelinpetes Premium
You came to the right spot. WA is the place to be. I love carpentry and remodeling too. will love to check out your website sometime.
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LWags234 Premium
By becoming a premium member and by getting my own domain it is my understanding that I can then host a total of 50 websites. My question is can I lease those websites?

For example my neighbor is a dress maker who works out of her home. Thus far her business is strictly word of mouth and sales are at craft shows etc.

Can I set up her website through one of the 50?

Can I use the Jaaxy program to write her content?

If after a year she wants to purchase her own domain and run her site, can I transfer her site to her?

Once the site is transferred, can she still hire me to use the Jaaxy program to write her content?

Can I create a separate LLC, having several partners and still utilize one of the 50 sites, even though none of my partners are members of WA?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can create websites for whoever you like within your hosting package. We have many people here running their local marketing agencies from their hosting here at WA, charging clients for their services and using the services here.

You shouldn't need to create LLC for the companies, rather you are working for these people on a client/contract basis.
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nelinpetes Premium
That's one great opportunity you have here with WA. You mustn't lease the sites. You just create them at a fee and list out other fees necessary for content, maintenance and the rest. If you already have clients, please grab them now before i take them from you..lol. read this write up by @sdawson; it'll give you a head start.
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Corman Premium
that sounds like a good business to make websites for people
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LWags234 Premium
I guess my idea included setting up affiliate marketing sites in addition to the website hosting portion.

I will make it a little simpler, my son has an interest in swimming and the beach. If we were to set up a site that including a store for affiliate marketing, I would want that revenue to flow somewhere else other than my own site.

Thus revenue and expenses are kept separately, and yet I still get a piece of the action for the "service" of setting up and maintaining the site. In short my son and I would be business partners in the site that he would be mostly responsible for the content and I would be mostly responsible for the legal and business side of it.

The client would be the LLC, for which my son and I are partners. I am thinking of this as an attorney (which I am) and for tax purposes of keeping revenue - if any - separate.

My vision is that I know many small business people, who I think would be great at affiliate marketing with a built in client base! I would love to partner with them in an affiliate marketing website.

I guess my real question boils down to can I be "my own client" without being the sole owner of the website? Running 50 websites by myself seems a bit daunting but if I had a business partner with a built in client base and expertise or interest in a particular area, now that would be something.

Would that violate any terms of service with WA? The downside to WA is that these business entities would not be part of the program. The upside to me and to any partners would be that each site would get the full benefit of my membership.

Please understand I am inquiring only because I like what I see and my mind is racing to try and take full advantage of all the potentials.
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nelinpetes Premium
Undisputed fact.
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This is my second day and so far so good, everything makes 💯 sense, when we had our own business in 2014 after promoting the company on all the sites in Google in Sept when we reopened in January we had over 300 request for quotes, so it will pay off
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, the internet is a vast place along with the affiliate marketing world. Combine the two and you have an opportunity that has never been so rich in my 17 years in this space.

Exciting times are ahead!
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SaraPoyner Premium
I created my first website and picked a theme, but hated it when I went through to customise. How do I amend it? Because when I click 'change them completely' it just directs me to a white screen saying 'bad command' or something equally soul destroying!. If I go into customise my existing theme it takes me to four options, which I loved one of them and thought I had picked it and was working on it. But after hours of dismay and frustration and watching a youtube how to video, realised I was only in live preview and not customise!!. So Is them Twenty Seventeen available without premium? and how do I amend theme once chosen and solve white error screen? Many Thanks
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Marsme Premium
Hi there
Don't panic:) Can you just go back to your main dashboard, scroll down on the left to appearance and then hit themes. You should have a choice (limited) and then activate a theme. It will not look like the demo that you see as you are basically getting the bones. You can also search for twenty seventeen theme in the theme search bar if you do not see what you want. As you progress through the course then you will put the meat (how you want it to look) on the site. You can always change a theme at anytime.When I started out I just used the exact same theme that Kyle was using in the tutorial as it made everything easy to follow and when I got more proficient (and I upgraded) I found it was a lot easier to customize a theme.
I am not sure what the white error screen is though as I have not come across that?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - go to appearance, then themes. If you see one you like, click install, then activate. Remember, when it is activated on your site, it won't look like the preview.

The preview just gives you an idea as to how it will look once you have customised it with your own images and content. When activated on your site, it will really just be a "skeleton".

To be honest, you should pick something simple and straightforward, as it makes it easier to follow the steps in the training. There is plenty of time to "prettify" your site later.

I don't know which themes you have access to as a free member, it will be a limited number. If you were premium, you would have over 7000 to choose from!
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Cosmo16 Premium
Hi there,
Thank you for sharing on how to choose themes and yes, I would definitely look into the tutorial to guide to start setting up my website.
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filagolferhi Premium
Hi Kyle,

Following the video in the Appearance/Menus page, your screen showed 'Main Menu to Top Navigation' and below showed 'Home & Privacy Policy', but on my page under 'Main Menu' it doesn't showed the two headings, 'Home & Privacy Policy', as a result I wasn't able to follow the step, when you clicked on the URL and created a duplicate 'Home' page.
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Kyle Premium
That is fine, that means you don't have a published privacy policy yet. You will have to first create the menu, then you can add any pages/posts that you have published to that menu.
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My website promotes organic baby products that are chemical free and good for the environment. Do you think it's a good idea to add a couple stats in my "about me" post? Such as percentage of diapers that end up in landfills, how long they take to break down, and harmful chemicals that are in some other products, since that is my "why?"
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Sure. Be careful not to include so much data that it turns it into a lecture or encyclopedia entry, of course; but including a few stats to explain your "why" is a great idea. I have found that we connect much better with people when they understand what drives us. :-)
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Jmanra Premium
Hi Kyle! I got excited logging into my website, i activated seo pack and eww optimizer. There's one more, something about an editor do i need that? Also i screwed up the hello world page and i can't delete it. Also, you forgot to cover a significant step... getting out of my website .... i had to keep hitting the back afrrow to get completely out. Please show me a better way. Thanks
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KateO Premium
Hi, hope all is well. When you say, "getting out of my website", if you mean to log off then you can find that in the upper right corner under, Howdy, admin. Click on that and it will give you options..admin, edit profile,and logout. As far as the editor plug in, its possible that it was automatically added depending on the type of theme you chose for your website. Some themes will add more plugins. Hope this helps.
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Jmanra Premium
Hi! I meant exiting the back office of my website and getting back into wa. Also thanks for the comment on my editor plugin!
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Kurttime Premium
I have an issue. Perhaps it's a glitch within my chosen theme?

When I go to http://cleanlifetoys.com, my first post is blacked out. It does not display correctly. When I go to the "About Me" page, it displays right. Then, returning to the "Home" page...again, most everything is in black blocks.

How do I fix this??
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RaenDowntown Premium
When I was looking up my Niche and site content, I found that one set of key words i picked was avg. 49923 for month searches. I also noticed it has 8400+ for Traffic does that mean I go with that key word I would be get Huge Traffic in return getting more chances to get Revenue?
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Shannonkamal Premium
You want to focus more on the competition of the keyword. Searches mean alot of people are searching but the competition will determine where you sit in the index of google.

With a new site you want to focus on the QSR being under 100 sites in competition
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GloriousDay Premium
I'm excited to get started with this! I have done keyword research, and feel that there are many terms I can get started with.

My only concern is if I made my blog niche too narrow. There are plenty of things to write about...such as in-depth product reviews, etc.

I guess time will tell. My struggle is in knowing how broad to create my site. All tips are appreciated. This is a great learning process.
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Shannonkamal Premium
Aim for the bullseye! zero in on one target because too broad of a niche can be unfocused and all over the place. Like a buckshot who sprays the target but misses the bullseye

Keep your niche narrow
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Hi there

I have 2 questions around choosing a niche and creating a website for the said niche.

I´m a Virtual Assistant, and I would like to create a website about my services and post a weekly blog on my website. I had already started on a website and have a registered domain. The blog is where I think I can write about different subjects and post my affiliate links.

My questions are :
1. Can I complete my WordPress website on this platform?
2. Virtual Assistant Services/ Working from home - is that a viable niche?

Looking forward to your input!

Thanks again for such a great platform
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YumaBloggers Premium
It's a viable niche and yes you can complete it here at Wealthy Affiliate. Kyle and team will show you how to niche down, build traffic, and even earn income from related products and services.
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Sounds awesome. Thank you for this!
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KSagendorph Premium
Yes, you ca