How Will YOU Make Money Online?

Great question!

The reality is that 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 as a result.

Today I am going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet 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 (and beyond). It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

It is called Affiliate Marketing.

But, 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 - The Process Explained". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

 


In 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. The most lucrative and the one that we have been teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate for the past 14 years is Affiliate Marketing.

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

There are now over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people 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, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

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 and make money with. You will have your very own slice of the internet opportunity.

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 (ie, really excited) 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 DI$CU$ION: 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!

If you have any questions about any aspect of the make money process, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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



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


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LeboRamagaga Premium
Hi Kyle...
another great video.. thank you. Things are becoming clearer at this point. Its not actually as complicated as I had envisioned..

For now the only question I have, are regarding plugins for a theme I've chosen for my website... Will this be covered In the upcoming lessons or?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

If you have selected a theme that want to install plugins you may or may do so, they are there to aid your template.

However if you do, note them down in case you do not like the theme and wants to change it. You'd know what to uninstall.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Okay great.

Thanks Abbie. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.

Yes, the required plugins are covered in upcoming lessons.

And if you don't see what you were looking for just ask..

We wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
Your basic Plug In Needs; they should be covered in the Training; just keep doing the Training; and your basic Plug In Needs should be covered. After doing the Training; if you still have questions? Please do ask again?
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RBKn Premium
I’m using an iPhone 5SE (as my laptop is currently not working) trying to add menu and navigation to my website and finding it difficult.
I’m unable to view my website to check that I’ve added header menu to my website.
Trying to access my WordPress account in order to get a better view. But not sure of my password
Can anyone help resolving these issues?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may want to zoom out if you can. You can reset your pw in site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Sometimes when we copy and paste, we tend to add a space, best if you input manually.

If issue persists, you may like to contact support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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RBKn Premium
Thanks AbieAJ for your quick response.
I’ll try your suggestion to see if this resolves the issues.

Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, kindly let us know how you get on.
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RBKn Premium
Hello AbieAJ
I’ve not been able to zoom out or reset page view in site manager to make viewing more easy on my iPhone.
I have gone back over the menus and navigation training video, just to reinforce my learning for actioning this task.
I’ll attempt to set up the menu and remove some of the widgets on my website again.

One more question, can I access my WordPress account using the back office admin for my website on WA?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can access in two ways either via Site Manager route

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Or independently via [domain].com/wp-admin however you need collect your credentials via Site Manager.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I do hope this blog helps you.
Using WA on Mobile Phone
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michaelw777 Premium
No Offense meant; trying to help. But, I would just say; until you can get your laptop fixed? If you want to?

If you have the money? You might consider buying a new Laptop on Amazon or E Bay? Just a suggestion. Trying not to Offend; trying to help.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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ElodieF4321 Premium
Sure that's it, there is nothing stopping you for this is the best decision you can make concerning your business. There are many tools and help awaiting you.

When you have upgraded you're privy to all tools, all support is available to you, you can ask as many questions as you wish, you have access to PM, if you're stuck you can holler.

As you go along everything will become clearer to you. Blessings and keep pressing on.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thank you for your notes Elodie.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
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markh12 Premium
The website I want to build has a lot of diffrent products, it is more about being self-sufficient but as you can imagine there could be many products within it. It would take many websites to cover each product by itsef, do you think this can be done with just one website with many different products or is it best to focus on just one type of product.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga

You may like review below resource for more ideas

Yoga exercises for beginners

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research which you'd fine in site content > templates:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. It looks like you have a lot of ideas here.
The next step is to organize your thoughts and and decide who your audience would be to appreciate the help you wish to give. What is it about the self sufficient group you want to help. What is it that want that you will help them with.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some niche tips to help you refine your self sufficient idea because website. is not about products its about helping people solve problems.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how to’s, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com. You can also use https://searchresponse.io/people-also-ask
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Keep in mind it's important to choose a niche specific enough that way the target audience arrives at the website and finds exactly what they're looking for. When you go to broad, you lose that.

Health and Wellness would be a very, very broad niche, a little too broad.

If you choose a niche specific enough with plenty of room for scaling out later you are in good shape.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program
Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; you can make your Niche as broad as you like; and then do specific posts later. You can have a very Broad Niche; and later make specific posts.
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Hello everyone. I just joined the WA community today and have just completed the 1st Lesson. Just wanted to jump in and say I would be interested in reading/listening to "Self-help" E-books and reviewing/summarizing them. That way I am enjoying and developing mentally and sharing summaries/highlights of books on my website. Is this specific enough as a niche? Cheese and Tx
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SVigneau Premium Plus
Hi @Olowu
Welcome to the great team, The wealthy Affiliate.
I wish you to success here like ever before
Take care

Sophie
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
Reply
AbieAJ Premium Plus
The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in self-help

You may like review below resource for more ideas

https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_blogs/

"Personal development isn’t a niche. It’s an industry. You’d want to get more specific with what audience you’re helping and what goal within the personal development niche you’re helping with. Time management? Sales training? Law of attraction? Habit formation? Making vision boards?

The problem is some people try to do it all then it becomes hard to sell anything because you don’t have enough people who have the same interests."

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research which you'd fine in site content > templates:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-self-help-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-personal-development-affiliate-programs/
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Josh Lanska Premium Plus
Welcome to WA!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Who is it that you want to help with "self help". We see that you wish to help your audience with books.

"self help" is a broad topic so unless you start with a sub category your audience will be disappointed because they are looking for a lot of detail on a specific "help". Start with a narrower focus.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some niche tips you can apply to your "self help" idea.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how to’s, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com. You can also use https://searchresponse.io/people-also-ask
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Keep in mind it's important to choose a niche specific enough that way the target audience arrives at the website and finds exactly what they're looking for. When you go to broad, you lose that.

Health and Wellness would be a very, very broad niche, a little too broad.

If you choose a niche specific enough with plenty of room for scaling out later you are in good shape.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program
Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).
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Cshire Premium Plus
Welcome to the community! I love reading self-help books myself - though I personally prefer having the solid thing in my hand. I agree with what others have stated as you may want to focus on exactly what kind of self help you want to focus on - maybe self help for business? Or self help for mastering your own mentality? I also wouldn't limit yourself to e-books. While you might like them, people like me who like the same sort of content might want to buy the physical book! (and allow you to make a commission off the sale in the process!)

Good luck and welcome again!
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michaelw777 Premium
That is fine; but I will say; if you do that? Make sure to put the material in your own words. Just make sure that your material is in your own words; so you don't get into trouble.
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