Today you are going to be taking your first leap towards creating content. Content is going to be the "meat" of your site. Content will be the difference between getting lots of traffic becoming an authoritative site, and you not seeing much in the way of results.

Plain and simple, content leads to rankings in search engines and rankings are going to lead to your website traffic and revenue!


Google, BING, & Yahoo LOVE Content!

These are the top 3 search engines and make up over 98% of searches online. Want to know how you can leverage these search engines and get mad traffic to your site?

The answer is: Quality content.

The most important aspect of any content, whether it is text or video is that it is created with the reader in mind. Real people are reading this content so you want to deliver something that is relevant and interesting. When writing content you want to keep in mind that you are writing it for people, not just for Search Engines :)

Being original, candid, and building your personal brand is the best way to succeed within any niche, so please make sure you do put some effort into creating your own content. There is nothing wrong with getting some concepts or ideas from elsewhere to incorporate in your page as this will save you time. Refrain however, from copying and pasting other people's work as you will lose ANY chance of ranking if you have duplicate content on your site.

As the person in charge of a website, we need to understand one critical element. We are creating our website for PEOPLE.

People are going to be navigating on our website, they are going to be reading our content, and they are going to be buying from us based on our recommendations. They are going to be engaging in discussions, they are going to be sharing our content on social networks, and they are going to be trusting us and our brand.

Don’t lose sight of this, I see it all the time where people get so lost in the process of what they are doing that they dehumanize their website to the point where no visitor would get any value. It is all about the EXPERIENCE you create.

And this experience all starts with the website framework, which in simple terms, simple means the core pages on your website and your navigation which we are going to be starting the creation of today.

Before you get started, I have created a walk-through video that corresponds with this lesson. Click play to watch it below.

DISCUSS THE VIDEO HERE: Quality Content is YOUR Business - Creating Your Initial Pages

Task 1: Create Your “About Me” Page

Your next task is simply to create an About Me page. This page can evolve over time so please do not try to perfect it now. You ideally want this page to accomplish the following:

(1) Connect with your audience by offering a relevant story
(2) Have a personal image of you or at the very least, something relevant
(3) Tell them why you are interested in helping them in your respective niche
(4) Offer them help if they have any questions or comments

You are likely seeing a theme here. Relevance! Although your page is about you, it is really about your audience and how you can connect with them.

It is like walking into a discussion with someone you have never met and having something in common with them. You are much more likely to hit it off. If you can create this connection of similarities, they will like and you trust your opinions and recommendations much more.

Here is the About Me page that I created on my website:

==> http://howtolosebellyfattoday.com/about-me

Task 2: Create Your “Privacy Policy” Page

Your last task today is to create your Privacy Policy page on your site. This is a very standard page that you need to have, but it isn’t really going to serve any tangible purpose in terms of revenue you will be generating from your site going forward. It is just a good idea to have one.

Here is what a Privacy Policy page serves (from wikipedia.org).

“Privacy policy is a statement or a legal document (privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses and manages a customer or client's data.”

So in essence, it tells your visitors how you are going to use their data. Although people will likely never read this, it is a requirement to have on your website for many affiliate programs, many PPC networks, and advertising programs like Google Adsense.

Below I have included an example privacy policy that you can use. Replace your own website URL with the YOURWEBSITE.com text. In this example, I would replace my URL:

howtolosebellyfatfast.siterubix.com

...with YOURWEBSITE.com.

Here is the example privacy policy:

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Privacy Policy for YOURWEBSITE.com

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at YOUREMAIL@YOURWEBSITE.com.

At YOURWEBSITE.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by YOURWEBSITE.com and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, YOURWEBSITE.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

YOURWEBSITE.com does not use cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on YOURWEBSITE.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to YOURWEBSITE.com and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on YOURWEBSITE.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

YOURWEBSITE.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. YOURWEBSITE.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

You can opt out of all communication with YOURWEBSITE.com simply by leaving this page.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


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Feel free to copy and paste this EXACT privacy policy above and put it on your website. The only thing you need to do is replace "YOURWEBSITE.com" with your actual website URL (domain name).

Here is what my Privacy Policy page looks like:

==> http://howtolosebellyfattoday.com/privacy-policy

You can also do a Google search for “sample privacy policy” or “free privacy policy generator” as there are many that are available for free.

After your create this page, Publish it. Make sure you make it so that it is not visible within Google and does not get indexed and you can manage this within the page settings below the editor (as described in video).

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Want to VASTLY Increase Your Chances of Success Online?

Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Watch the "Quality Content is Your Business" Walk-through Video
2. Create your About Me Page (and Publish)
3. Create your Privacy Policy Page (and Publish)


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MargaretMus2 Premium
I had completed my site apart from inserting the image. I managed to upload and insert it but it was too big. When I removed it and tried to insert it again it back fired on me. I don't receive the instructions to insert any more. What can I do. Please help
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Sylvain34 Premium
You can modify the image size when you import your image. Have you tried ?
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MarkPerkins Premium
Use "paint" free app to resize your picture to a max of 900pxls
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I will be upgrading tomorrow, as I wish to carry on with your most relaxing and informative training. Unfortunately it is (2 am) here in Portugal and my bed calls

Can you advise, I have domains(via Namecheap) and also a private email from the same source. Will these be of any use in my future transition into your training. I also have an auto-responder (via GetResponse) will this also be of use for my future.

I hope that you can let me know if the above will be of use.

Thank you,

Thomas(Tom) McCaskie
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MarkPerkins Premium
Yes you can use them all and even shift an existing site to WA. that way it will save you another hosting charge.

Mark
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I've known about targeting a specific niche for quite some time. I have tried my hand at internet marketing before but believe my selected interest has been way too broad. I will utilize this site to narrow down into a more specific niche and see how well I can do here.
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Hi i got a question,
So in the previous lesson we went over the SEO and added the home description and home title. On this one we're discussing keywords. But from what i understood using the right keywords will get you ranked higher. But it says that it'll get your SEO ready keywords. If so, than why not search for keywords before doing the home description for the SEO?

Also i understand that i'll be making contents revolving around the keywords that i've found thats related to my niche. Is it one blog per keyword or a whole page per content or the whole of your website?

I hope i made sense. Please let me know.
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ericcantu Premium
As you move forward building content, each article you write will revolve around a specific keyword. Don't worry, trust in the system. Kyle is a great teacher and won't steer you wrong. :)
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Seth2 Premium
Hello, i have all the 3 pages set up. However, i do not know whether i am running ahead or am lagging behind with respect to the niche content itself. should i start penning something down? Or will i be shown how to design/structure the page? Can i obtain pictures of drones? and where? thanks in advance for your assistance.
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BaileyC Premium
Slow down Seth! Take each lesson at a time and all of this will be explained to you.
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Seth2 Premium
Thank you my sister for the quick response. I appreciate that.
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exsean Premium
I am having an issue seeing where the pages pop up after publishing them. Is there a reason why after hitting publish then going to view my site, that I wouldn't be able to see all three (about me, private policy, and my niche page) loaded on the page? Thank you!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Sean, after publishing did you go to Menus under The appearance tab? If not you need to go there, and you should see the three pages under recent pages. Tick all threeand click on add to menu. Over on the right you need to name your menu at the top,scroll down and tick what you want in settings. Go back to the top and save menu. Click your site name at the top left and a tab should drop down to visit site, click on that and you should see the changes in your site. If not refresh.
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exsean Premium
Thank you so much that worked!
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I can't seam to find any websites to help give me inspiration for my niece as quoted in task 1. I have picked boys Baby Clothing. Iv looked through 7 pages of google and can only find real online stores selling there products not a website like ours promoting others products. Have I missed something of have I picked a silly neigh to work with?
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SteveCrozza Premium
so you are saying that you are the only people marketing your products in this niche in this manner! Good, or not! What do your keywords say
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I'm quite certain I'm not the only person, I must be search in the wrong manner. I used "boys Baby Clothing" then added Australia at the end as well. After typing the question I am now thinking I should be trying several different keywords not just the title of my site. Sorry it's late here should be in bed but to excited to get things up n running
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi Jess,

It is late here, I am in Sydney.
Great to hear of your excitement, keep that going.
If you need any more help I will be available after 3pm tomorrow, you could PM me if you need.

Steve

PS will PM you before I go to bed.
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I just want to say that I have came across alot of the "link posting" "free website" build's and all kind's of scams who just want to take peoples money, but I gotta tell you so far with all I have seen and heard today, these guy's really seem legit and actually care and want to help people like me. So I would like to thank Kyle and Carson, whom I'Ve never even talked to yet,for doing what you're doing here.But unfortunately $19.00, right now to me might as well be a million. If this really does for me what I think (so far) it can do, I will not hesitate to become a "premium" member
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LadybugLove Premium
No Scams here Al...just awesomeness for very little money per month. WA is the Harvard for online business, and you're never gonna find this kind of training and support with no upsells online, Ever!!

Truly a wonder!! Stick to the training, take it step by step, don't skip any! Follow it to the letter, and you WILL make money! And you have Kyle, Carson, and all of us (800,000+ members) to help you if you get stuck. That's pretty fantastic to me!!

You can even promote WA thru links in your "Affiliate Program" to the left under keyword lists to take care of your monthly fee if you'd like. It's worked wonders for me!

Welcome and blessings on your journey!

~Evon :)
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Hi Cindy
I am working from my iPhone set in private mode - no cookies
Created 2 websites for free membership, one is working and other one not
Done everything the same
I'll try to debug and if it not working
Will delete and create new one from scratch
Just curious if WA has tech support and how it works
Thanks for your time and consideration
Alex
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Alex...

Take a support ticket and ask site support, they are great at helping.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Does this help?

~Evon :)
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TheCount Premium
Anyone else having issues with choosing a domain name? I know, ideally, it should contain your niche keywords. However, my niche has to do with depression and anxiety. I figure these keywords are too long. Instead I found a domain name that invokes a feeling of safety and tranquility. Is this a good idea? What are your thoughts?
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MarkPerkins Premium
Yes and no, even tho it has the right feelings, does it explain your site?
Mark
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BaileyC Premium
What are your domain name ideas related to safety and tranquility vs. depression and anxiety?
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CCRider77 Premium
Something that helps me is to imagine a tag line a phrase that can promote both your product and your website. Let me give you an example. I'm promoting WA and it is centered around trial offers. What are those 'try before you buy' right? Well I searched for that keyword and I found an awesome domain name. The name both promotes my pages by using 'try before you buy' phrase. Hope that helps. Remember the goal is to make is memorable.
You're doing great though.
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ErnestMartin Premium
I think it's better to have your niche. I was always looking for a short brand able keyword before get familiar with affiliate marketing. Im new as well but here so far I learned that you should pick your niche for the domain. Hope it helped. Mine is:
https://howtolearnpianochords.com
you see it's not that short either.
Good luck
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Chris...

I didn't search keywords when choosing my domain name...I asked my FB group to pick one out of 7 choices I gave them. This was the result...What do you think?

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

Blessings!

~Evon :)
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TheCount Premium
I love it! very catchy Evon!

Thanks to everyone for your input. I don't have FB, but perhaps you guys can help me decide. Here is the list of domains that I came up with and that are available:

healingsanctuary.com
stopthepaininside.com
freefrominnerpain.com
beanxietyanddepressionfree.com
yourwaytoinnerpeace.com
newinnerstrength.com
nomoreanxietyanddepression.com
freefromanxietyanddepression.com
anxietyanddepressionrecovery.com
beatanxietyanddepression.com

*My site will be centered on natural methods and techniques to treat and/or eliminate anxiety and depression.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hey Chris...

What do you think of ...

http://settingspiritsfree.com ??

It's available too..
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MylesFleming Premium
Im just following step by step.I've no idea what any of this is? Is that ok?

Also how do find the best time to get this training done at home? Have a you created a work space, do you leave home or do you wait til its quiet in the evening to get proper focus time. This is very new for me and I'm not a very academic/ organized person. Could you please give me some Pointers on how you schedule my time?
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LKavanagh Premium
Hey Myles... That is the way I am also I am not a very organised person. What I have do is sit at the dining table with earphones a notepad and pen. There are videos so you may want to use earphones if you have other people in the house so you don't get distracted. I do it during the day when I have time and a little at night when I also have time not organised with a certain time just depends what you are like as a person day/night person with work. Test the water and see how you are working and what time of the day you are most productive then work with that and take breaks between any training you do and write everything down you might forget or dont understand then ask questions here also :)
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tmaltz Premium
I feel that establishing healthy daily habits is key. You will need to dedicate a set amount of time each day. I like routine, so I try to follow a schedule. But it's up to you, that's the cool thing, you can do your online business anywhere or anytime.
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MylesFleming Premium
Hi Lauren. I've been using the head phones as buffer from noise around the house. I'm just taking it step by step and probably a little zealous. Best of luck and thanks for the input.
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MylesFleming Premium
Hey Todd. Thanks again. Your so generous with the input. I'm finding evenings are best after all has settle down in the house. I haven't found my momentum yet as its all so new but I feel excited and committed so that's a great start.
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CristianR Premium
Hello, to whom can I say this? I found two niches. After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that a niche is a segment of life about which I can talk for hours, enjoying it and never getting bored. So, now that I found my niches, it's time to get started writing and writing and writing "engaging content" as I saw it's phrased. I found my niches !!! it feels like a relief :) :)
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So excited for you! I am trying to discover my perfect niche as well, the more articles I read, the more it has opened my heart and mind to my passions. I would highly recommend "Show Me the Money....How to Quickly Identify Your Online Money Making Niche" by RebeccaS. Very Helpful!!
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CristianR Premium
Hi Holly, thanks for your reply, I have read a part of the article you recommended to me, it's very useful information in there. Thanks a lot for your support. Good luck in finding your niche and in your online business.
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agallegos Premium
Hello, I need some help on this lesson. I had my website created before I started in WA. I'm trying to figure out how to make sure my website is showing up on google, I would like to see an example of my own website showing on google so I can see my title and description that I added.
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Barryw1 Premium
Key in your URL. It will show in Google IF your site has been indexed and that may depend partly on how old your site is.

It can take as long as three weeks to get indexed.
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Thanlise Premium
I have the same issue agallegos, i think someone help you out already .i think we need to wAit up to 3 weeks
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Thanlise Premium
Thanks for the info barryw good to know
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agallegos Premium
I did and it takes me straight to my website. It doesn't show the search list for it like in the video.
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agallegos Premium
My site is like 2 months old.
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Hello everyone, I am new to the Wealthy Affiliate program and I am so thrilled to be a part of this community. Money has never been the real motive for me here because I am still young and have much to learn. Once I become a little more adept at this digital marketing gig, I guess I would like to make a comfortable 2 to 3 thousand a month for extra income. I know it will take many attempts, effort, and patience but I know for a fact with a community so quick to respond and friendly, its only a matter of time!
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Thanlise Premium
Im new too. Goodluck to us!
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DaveSw Premium
Great attitude, the number one requirement for success...You will be fine and get this in place faster than you may have thought. This place has spot on training that will take you step by step through everything, and lots of help along the way...Cheers and best of luck - have fun! Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
Yes good luck to you both! Dave : )
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LeylaH Premium
Hello everyone,
I had chosen (natural healing) for my niche, and then found out it was much too broad. I've now decided on (natural healing for children), and I'd just like some opinions on whether I should narrow it down even more to : ( natural healing cough, cold, and flu for children)? Or would that be too narrow?
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DaveSw Premium
I would take some time and do research on the potential a sub-niche has. Too narrow and you may not be able to monetize the website, too broad and you can possibly, but cannot adequately cover the niche...

Good luck!
Dave : )
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Cynthiah1 Premium
In my opinion you could do either one.
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LeylaH Premium
Thank you Dave, I really appreciate your response, I have been doing research and am still not sure, I'm going to continue with the research of course, but I'm putting buying my domain name on-hold until I decide on my niche.....do you think if I decided on the sub-niche, in the future if I felt it wasn't enough for the website I could possibly broaden out with other branches of that niche on my same website - if my domain name allowed it (if the name wasn't exactly the name of the sub-niche)?.......
I'm sorry if my explanation isn't very clear.
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LeylaH Premium
Thanks Cynthiah1
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i am both a free member and premium member as you have noticed.Is there any trouble being both? If I already have a profile picture and description in a free membership, do I still have to upload another picture, or the first one is enough because both accounts belong to me anyway?
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DaveSw Premium
I think it does not matter, but I am wondering if there is a reason to have 2 accounts? I am just wondering if this was be design or an accident? Cheers! Dave : )
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miraclemills Premium
Hi,
I have the same question that I saw just a few comments below.
I made the three pages, but I don't see them on my website. I have refreshed the home page a few times, but there are no menu headings for the new pages as I would expect to see them.

Any thoughts ?
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Barryw1 Premium
Use this post and like magic your pages will appear.

https://freedtosoar.com/add-pages-to-wordpress

Let me know how it works out.
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miraclemills Premium
Hi Barry,
Thanks, this makes perfect sense. I switched back to my original theme where I could see the menu. But now I think I'm going to switch again so I can follow these directions and make the menu show up there too. Then I can decide which one I prefer.

I appreciate the help. I'll take a look at your website too.
Amelia
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Barryw1 Premium
Good luck.
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I'm really keen. But have always lost focus on projects like these because I don't know how to write appropriate articles and stories. And if I was promoting an affiliate product, do I need to copy or steal their stuff, or make up my own? Hopefully this will become clearer over the next few days while I work through the lessons.

Thanks for having me here.
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MarkPerkins Premium
I'm a little the same, so I started with a niche, that I know a lot about and am passionate about. I figured it might not be the most profitable but at least it would give me training and practise.

Mark
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MzBlackAus Premium
Hi Max,
I totally understand where you are coming from! I have ADHD so I can lose focus very quickly and sometimes have a million things going on at once! So for me there are a few "steps" I put in place for myself that I call my "focus list" ;-)
1. Everyday read my focus list
2. Remember what it is I want to achieve and why
3. Focus on what is important to me (this step is what helped me determine my niche ;-) )
4. Do what I need to help me with step 3, to me that is keeping up to date with what is going on within my niche
5. Work on my businesses, which includes WA

Hope this is of some help to you :-)
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Using Twenty Seventeen which doesn't seem to have a menu bar with the different pages? I switched themes, but I still can't see the published pages. What did I do wrong?

Also, I thought we had access to 12 themes, but only four are show up in Manage Themes?

Thanks for your help!
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Sophia,
You have to go in and create a menu. Go to appearance. Then choose menu. Select the pages/posts you want and click on add to menu. Save the menu.
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Ah, thank you. It wasn't part of the training video, so I couldn't figure out how Kyle got the pages to display.
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Hello Sophia, I have same problem. Just posted my issue. Waiting for an answer.
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got stack with wrest welcome page of the site
i cannot do anything to rewrite it, how it looks and where to put my main things and so on , i was using WordPress in the past and have some control on things now zero
help me i'm relay don't like what i see in the welcome page
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JmanT Premium
I have a niche which I have narrowed down and I'm slowly fine tuning and hope will be ready to use soon. However the more I think on it I realise there is a bit more to it that may require collaboration. Does WA have contacts in the way of suppliers etc?
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billyghawaii Premium
Not that I'm aware of.. Are you looking to set up a true e-commerce site where you will take orders and fulfill them as well?
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JmanT Premium
Hi Billy, after thinking about it, yes it seems like its heading that way.
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boomergp08 Premium
Hi Jason. It sounds like you are looking for suppliers of products instead of affiliate sources. If that is true then I would recommend using what I have successfully used for selling on eBay and my soon to be ecommerce website.

I use free wholesale suppliers that will also do drop shipping. It is very important to notice that I said "free" because there are a lot of fake wholesale and drop shipping companies online. If this is what you are looking for or have more questions, let me know.
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I am interested in the drop sharing myself. I could use some pointers as well. I wasnt sure if i could do that here. If you have anything at all to help, i would really appreciate it thanx.
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boomergp08 Premium
You can do drop shipping here because the type of website you build is totally up to you. But instead of an affiliate website you would have to make an ecommerce website.

So rather than using affiliate links to earn money you would create something like a store page and link to it from reviews and other relevant content elsewhere on your website.
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I'm a little confused & overwhelmed by a couple of things

It seems a little counterintuitive to pick a niche & build a site PRIOR to key word research....? I thought I had a good niche idea, but I feel like I have to do KEYWORD research on my niche before choosing a domain and building the website.Because if I do the research after I pick a niche, what if the QSR & traffic don't work for my niche? I'd wind up with a domain & site that I can't use, right?

Anyway, my head is going in 10 different directions now b/c I also did a google search of the niche I was thinking of and while there is low competition, and low google results for the keywords, there were several REALLY GOOD blogs on the first page of results. a couple of the posts even had interviews w/ people who were tops in the industry. How does one compete with something like that!

If I choose a niche that meets criteria, I'm concerned about HOW to write good content - I understand keyword research's importance though. After doing keyword research & seeing what other articles are out there, is a beginner's content basically like how we did book reports in grammar school?

I know I'm probably jumping the gun with those concerns, & I should just take the plunge.....but I'm a huge analyst (bad habit!)
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LadybugLove Premium
I can understand your concern Jennifer. You just want to get your ducks in a row, right? xx

Take a deep breath, relax, and follow the training closely. most of your worries will work themselves out during your process. Don't skip any steps...and don't over analyze.

Check out my site and tell me what you think...K? Thanks!

https://onthewingsofmypen,com

~Evon :)
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billyghawaii Premium
You actually have it right... The final objective is to get traffic to your website. With 2 billion plus buyers on the internet you have a pretty free reign on picking your niche.. But your niche will only win if you have the keywords to garner traffic.

For example you niche cannot be "fishing" because is too broad and your website will probably get zero traffic or just a few.

However, Let think about Alaska and one of the best thing fisherman from around the world will want to do is know where to go, and how to catch, and bring their fish home.

So your niche might be "Fishing in the great outdoor of Alaska"
(Just as an example because maybe you don't like fish)

Well, since you went to Alaska several times and know what needs to be done... Now you have meaning content for your website.

Now for the domain name,
http://www.greatalaskinfishing.com <-- available
http://www.letsgofishingalaska.com <-- available

You are right..

1. Niche (your passion, like to do, know alot about)
2. keywords / phrases
3. domain name
4. content
5. build your site
5. verify site with google
6. google analytics
7. add affiliate links (low content may impact you getting the approval to affiliate)

One website = one niche
With a premium account you can build 50 websites for $49 a month, such a deal
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david143 Premium
And more so, I believe that any idea you desire to sell there must be a keyword that will fit it with good QSR.

http://howtoclean.debolus.com
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taram7 Premium
I loved your comment and tried to click on your linked site and I just get an error that says it can't be reached :/
So interested.
Thank you :)
Tara
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boomergp08 Premium
Slow down Jennifer, you are overthinking the process.

Picking a niche has to come before doing keyword research otherwise you will not have a grasp of what keywords to research.

Another thing to consider is that keyword research is an ongoing process that you will be doing every time you create new content on your website.

As for your domain you can make it whatever you want. It does not have to be a keyword because Google does not rank a website based on its domain name.

It is very much possible to compete with others in your niche who appear on Google page one. But in order to do so you need to be patient and write good content that is unique and offers value.

You can have the best keyword with a QSR of zero and still not make it on page one if your content isn't well written because you are ranked on your entire content and not just the keywords.

All of this knowledge will be better understood as you work your way through the training. Writing good content takes practice. The more you do it the better you will get at it.

Do not expect to be perfect or even close to perfect when starting out. If you try to be perfect in the beginning you will fail. Building a successful website takes a lot of time and persistent content writing.

Google will not even consider you for lasting high rankings until you have at least a dozen pages/posts on your website. You need to show Google that you are an authority in your niche before they take you seriously.

All of the above will eventually come to pass after a period of a couple of months. Remember, building a profitable online business takes time. Just follow Kyle's training step by step. Do not jump ahead. This training really workday!
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Thanks all for the tips and encouragement. I know this stuff works because I just read an article on fb about a 20 something girl in the Philippines who has 2 blogs and makes 5000/mo selling outdoor accessories.

I'm visiting family in the states for 2 wks so I will spend this time brainstorming more niches.
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billyghawaii Premium
Here are the rules:
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Oh sorry, I didn't realize I was self promoting/spaming. I thougth that since I was already in somewhat of a niche that it would be my niche....back to brainstomring then! Thank you...
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boomergp08 Premium
Not to worry Jennifer, you did not do any kind of self promoting or spamming here. billyghawaii is mistaken because you provided no links.

You did nothing wrong.
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LadybugLove Premium
ooops...sorry Tara!

Try it here...you can also reach me on Facebook at Barefoot Journaling Chronicles. Come join us... :)

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

I will check it to make sure it works this time!

Thank you for your interest...would love for you to let me know what you think in a comment on my site.

My pleasure dear,

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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Thx. I deleted the post bc I didn't want to get banned. But brainstorming anyway
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ddaunert Premium
I jumped ahead and changed the background picture on my site, but I can't find out how to change the color of the text (and due to my image, the wording is not very readable. When I tried to use the change color button, nothing happened that I could see.) Is that coming in future lessons?
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MsMayo Premium
I'm having this same issue. I must admit I am a little annoyed that this (and some other things) is not straight forward. You'd think that clicking on "appearance" there would b an option to edit text!
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cramervod Premium
depending on the theme you have. text color can be changed in those settings. It's why you should try playing around on a different free website. see what themes are out there and which ones you like to use.
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MsMayo Premium
I've been playing around with themes (both in free and domain) and I have never seen an option to edit font or text color.
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MsMerry Premium
No that is in your theme. You need to click on customize the theme and you will see the font colors come up in one of the sections. I did that too and had to mess around a bit to get it so I know you can do it too.
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ddaunert Premium
Thank you
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WA316 Premium
I had a problem logging in to my site rubix site at first but I gave it some time and came back to it and was able to login. So if anyone experiences this frustration when you're raring to get started, just give it a few minutes, make a snack, come back and try again.
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ERo1 Premium
I can't believe my eyes.! I'm right now seeing for the first time a page whose.welcome me To The WorldPress.!

So happy. What's next Wait for Google?
And the door will be open for me.?
Can't wait. My next steps 2 more website.
And then Boot Camp.
Sounds like a plan?
Please, let me know.?
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cramervod Premium
haha, not that fast. you need to learn SEO and Lots more.
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CobusvdM Premium
Welcome to WA dear, but hold your horses.
Be patient and start at the beginning.
The start button is in the green tab up there to the left.
First do the full training that you will find in the Certification courses. If you apply what you learn, as you progress through the training, success will come looking for you :)
Enjoy the training and much success to you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Slow down Elvira. There is still a lot more that you need to learn. Google does not do things quickly.

So while you are waiting for Google to start indexing your website, just continue with the other parts of the training.

This is all like a puzzle. Keep learning and everything will eventually come together.
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bisdeb Premium
I chose a theme that has "Home" already built in it. I am thinking about mentioning myself and about my site in the "Home" tab and not to add an "About Me" tab. Will this have any negative impact on the people who are visiting my site ? Just don't want to add any sort of redundancy on my site.

The tabs are automatically ordered in alphabetical order. I want to have Privacy Policy as the last tab. Can it be done?
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Barryw1 Premium
Yes it can be. You can place page or posts under any menu heading you have.

It's called a drop down menu. So when someone hovers on your home a menu with PP and About me drops down.

This is done in menu section of your site. Add the page/post and offset it slightly to the right.

Good luck.
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bisdeb Premium
Thanks a ton, it was very helpful
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Seth2 Premium
i have a question about the "about me" page. in the eg. in the video, Kyle shew how he shed the excess weight and encouraged others they can do the same, perfectly relating to his niche.
However, in my case i chose drone as niche due to its future prospects i foresee. pls, is it necessary to have the "about me" page in this site? if so, what should be the content? come to my aid pls.
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Barryw1 Premium
You may do what you please with your website.

My personal opinion is an about me page adds value to your site.

Just let people know a little bit about you. Don't over think it.
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lgobeille Premium
Utilize the 5 w's of journalism:
Who? (who are you? who is your audience?)
What? (What led you to choose that as you niche? What have you done in school or in the workforce that grew your interest in drones?)
Where? (Where are these drones? Where are you?)
When? (When did you get interested? When will drones take over the world (just kidding!))
Why? (Why are you interested in drones? Why are your readers interested in drones?)
Now ask yourself:
How is the information you provide going to help your readers?

Answer these questions in a paragraph. There's your About Me page.
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Seth2 Premium
Thank you very much.
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1joeknight Premium
I think I will cancel my WA account.
after fighting inside hostgator trying to figure
out to build my site( it was much easier 6 months ago)
but a lot has changed.
And here in WA , don't think any of this is going to help me I have fallen too far behind.
Just too frustrating , and I am just to tired and old to go through all this again .
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JohnG123 Premium
Don't give up. You may not be where you want to be, but you are not behind. Even if you start the lessons over, you can still make it a success. I understand frustration. I'm a convicted felon and I'm judge for it all the time. I'm a hard worker but I also know, "never give up". I'm new at this site so if you would like to start over as I am just starting, I'm all for it.
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ErnestMartin Premium
Maybe a break can help.
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onlyprofits Premium
Like @JohnG123 I'm new here to but spent the last month trying to work at a new website (I have built a couple of small ones years ago) and was getting loads of different information from absolutely everywhere. I was getting nowhere. I decided to go right back to basics and chose WA. In 3 days (I've focused hard) I've got through the first full lesson and have a working website. Still got loads to go through and do but I know that I'm not too old and neither are you! Go back to basics I know you can do it!
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feigner Premium
hey joe - wouldn't you like to spend more time with your daughter -isn't this why you started looking into working online?
is this going to be another one of those schemes that didn't work?
how have you fallen behind - there is no schedule, you may not have devoted consistent time to your online business -but there is no schedule.
go back to where you remember and refresh yourself - some bits have changed.
yes you are tired - working two jobs is very hard, it doesn't leave much time for a third job - which is what this is.
but i you want to be able to give up all of your 9-5's(ish) then you need to put in the time here
if you give up on this opportunity then what - next one please
here you have what is really needed when working online - the community . this is what is missing from mot other schemes where you are given the information and told to get on with it.
here you can ask question, rant, show others that it works, so why leave this wonderful opportunity.
take it at your own pace and write down what you want to achieve, get pictures of the lifestyle you want in the future, pin them up around the house and see them everyday, do a little on your online business every day - even if it is only 10 minutes.
write every day - even if it is not for public viewing.
but remember that no-one is going to give you a long term working business that you don't need to work at, so take some time to reflect on why you joined and see if you really want to leave this opportunity
phil
ps why are you hosting with hostgator - you are paying for hosting here and you get a lot more features thrown in.
or use one of your free siterubix sites to use as the basis of your business
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abdul11 Premium
it is really annoying when you want to fix one certain point they direct you to a thousand and you are lost do not know what to do
wish you luck my friend hope you sort yours and I sort mine or I will just quit
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lgobeille Premium
I know the feeling of frustration and the idea that I'm falling behind, BUT, I find that if I just follow the lessons here at WA and ask questions ABOUT the LESSONS, my frustration eventually is replaced with a feeling of accomplishment. I try not to let myself get sidetracked by too much information that is so freely offered here on all the discussion boards.
As for falling behind, I have to ask myself, behind what? I'm not competing with anyone or anything here at WA. I work at my own pace. I have a lot on my plate at home right now, so I haven't been able to do as much as I'd like, but my site is ranked, and I've made it to page 1 on google for 2 of my articles. I've only been here for 2 and a half months.
According to your profile, you've been at WA since 2012. Are you saying you've earned nothing? Learned nothing? Why not?
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Pmcelroy Premium
I know nothing about building a website. So when I'm looking at the website selection and clicking on demos & details, it all looks like a foreign language to me.
My question being, how do I go about choosing a website that will be suitable? When I don't even know what I'm looking at or sure of what I will need.
Feeling a little overwhelmed and stuck.
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MeKonster Premium
This is a fantastic question. A lot of this is going to come down to personal preference. I say, create a free site here using Rubix and start playing around! Learn how to manoeuvre basic websites first, you can also continue to use the training and learn as you go.

Its up to you.
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Pmcelroy Premium
Thanks will do. Guess I just need to jump in, figure it out as I go and don't be afraid of screwing it up..Ha
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MeKonster Premium
Exactly, that's the spirit! If you practice on a dummy site (You can always delete it later) get familiar with working on WordPress!

It truly is the easiest platform to get started on! I wish you the best of luck, if you need any help- we are all around to assist!
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Pmcelroy Premium
How long have you been with WA?
Thanks for the support. Best to you as well.
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MeKonster Premium
Only a week actually. But, I have been an affiliate marketer for the last few years. I only recently stumbled onto this beautiful website.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Pandora...

Have you chosen a niche?

Welcome to WA...Blessings on your journey here!

I've been here since early February.

Check out my site if you'd like...

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

~Evon :)
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Moz Premium
yes, because you can change the theme real easy at any point too
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Pmcelroy Premium
Thank You. Blessings back too you :). Yes chosen niche, just trying to figure out this word press thingie.
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My name is Stanley. I am a new member and I have joined both as a free member as well as premium member having paid $19 and $49 respectively. To my surprise each time I want to start a lesson a demand for payment has always appeared hence blocking beginning the lesson. I have asked questions in relation to this, but no response has come my way so far. Andrew am considering quitting because am making no headway! You have emphasized that anyone can join as a free member and remain so for as long as they want. Why am I being blocked yet I have even paid money as indicated above?. Is this another scam? I thought I had escaped the online scam with the Wealth Affiliate. Please someone should explain before I quit and register yet another loss inI online business. I thank you.
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Dmorrow Premium
Please click on Site Rubix then at the bottom click site support and complete a support ticket. There must be some issue with your payment or type of payment, etc. Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam.
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drjec Premium
If you go to the site rubix link on the left side of the page and then to support in the drop down menu, type in your problem. This is probably a click in the sytsem. If you go to the picture at the top right of the home page and then to "my account." You will see whether or not your payment has been accepted. Support will help you out they are really good. This definitely is not a scam you are experiencing some kind of glitch.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there Stanley. Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam. I think I can see what has happened here. It looks like you have opened two accounts with Wealthy Affiliate. You have a free account and a premium account. Normally you would just upgrade your free account to a premium account, but it seems that you have two separate accounts. To access the training you need to log into Wealthy Affiliate with your premium account. It sounds like you have been trying to access the training with your free account. Just log in with your premium account and you will have access to everything. Let me know if you have any more issues.
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Moz Premium
it is a glitch, this should not have happened to you - so hang on and you will get it all sorted and you won't be over charged either
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Moz Premium
oh yes, Andrew is right - I got caught up in a double account accidentally once too- cookies on your computer can also bug the issue, when you go between two accounts you have to be careful of using the correct passwords

don't worry they'll sort it out for you, if it's still happening ask again, it's just a case of letting them see what's happening to you and noting the time zones..
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llj-tucson Premium
Hi Stanley,
I'm a little confused as to why you would have 2 memberships. Did you create 2 separate profiles? Everyone joins as a free member and then chooses whether to upgrade their membership to premium or not. The comment I just read was posted from a free account ( there's no premium membership button). Perhaps you're logging into the wrong account?
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Andrew-74 Premium
This member does have two separate accounts. I have been trying to get hold of them but haven't been able to as of yet. Somehow they have created two profiles and are using the free account to try and access the premium training. This guy just needs to log into his premium account but I can't get hold of him.
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B-A
Just watched the video for this lesson and now I'm wondering if I should build my site through WA or go make a WordPress account. I'm still going to keep coming to WA for the community knowledge base, but as far as actually making the website is there really a difference?
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B-A
Should've specified: Course 1, Lesson 4, the video on building a website.
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MargaretMus2 Premium
I am of the opinion that building a website under WA you are still using Word Press. I am not very conversant with websites but In my back office here at WA it is all Word Press I am dealing with. I hope someone with more knowledge can help you.
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MargaretMus2 Premium
Great teaching, thank you Kyle. The exercise was quite tough though, especially with my niche. I am trying to create 2 websites, one for WA and the other my niche: most of the key words for my niche didn't have any QSR though they qualified for traffic
Should I change the niche?
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Huffman Premium
Content can rank under all kinds of keywords you don't even expect. The main thing is content. Managing 2 sites is hard, I know, I tried. I eventually did one at a time and now I have 3 Niche sites. The more you learn here, the more you will understand! :)
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MargaretMus2 Premium
Thank you for your advice
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I'm interested in empowering mothers/parents on how to simplify parenting during the infant and toddler at stages as well advice "how to's" on various DiY parenting hacks. Some of my blog posts I think could be on an emotional level at times, but balanced out with how to's And survival guides
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cramervod Premium
sounds good. Do you have a name in mind for this?
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For my website?
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And thanks
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cramervod Premium
yes, website and domain names will be coming up in the lessons.
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This sounds great
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I'm a little confused as to what my website should be. I hope I don't sound too silly!

Is it a shop with links to different websites or is it a blog? Or both?

Do I have to find the affiliate links to add to it or do I only choose items that can be purchased on Amazon to start?
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MsMerry Premium
Laigh, it is completely up to you. You are doing a website and adding content. So actually I see it as both. A website where you add blog content. I get where that could be confusing. Choose a theme that is easy and simple to start with. Don't get ahead of yourself or it will still be confusing. Believe it or not, Everything falls into place as you move thru each lesson and complete each assignment.
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TGFinn Premium
Hi, i have been on this website for about 3 days now and I'll tell you what i think you need to do. In my opinion, you need to go through the Certification training and then the Bootcamp training to get a full idea of what this website is here for.
Don't take my word for it but you make a website/ blog that will serve your customers as a platform for something like how to loose wait or find the best shoes or how not to get scamed. With this, you then need to have suggestions and links and ads to drive traffic to a point in which you will earn commission and such. The boot camp for me really drove it home.
Hope this helps in some way or another :)
Oh yeah, follow people to this will help!!!
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Thanks. OK more patience and more training it seems :) I will have a look at bootcamp thanks.
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Thanks. I am going on to the next lesson :)
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cesART Premium
the training.. the answer:)
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feigner Premium
what you want to think of is - 'how can i help people?'
you need to get people to see that you are helping them - most people think ' what's in it for me' first. why should i read this post - will it help with the problem i have now?
so don't think in terms of shop or blog, but sit and think of problems in your chosen niche. or a niche you want to learn about.
this way you can be really helpful and recommend products which will help these people out.
if you are trusted then the visitors will read your post and clak on your recommendation.
now all you need to do is to go through the rest of the training to see how to get the visitors to visit your site and how to setup your post to make people want to read them.
good luck with your online adventure

phil
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billyghawaii Premium
I think you are getting ahead of yourself.. I do that too... but its best that you continue on and your questions will generally be answered. Then you can ask for specific help when you are in a crunch.
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MsMerry Premium
agreed
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Will definitely bear that in mind! Thanks.
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It sounds like I am :)
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WACONSULTANT Premium
Good question, but following the training and do like me repeat the lessons and you will find it will all make sense. Those questions are in future lessons so you will find you may have to repeat. But, it all works out if you ask questions relevant during the lesson. Hope this help!
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k3uA1e Premium
I've got into General Settings to copy my Home Title in that field but how must I do it.Must I click on the name and drag it into that field or can I just type it in that field?The other thing is:Can I change something in that field when I already upgrade it?
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billyghawaii Premium
If you are talking about changing your static page to "home" then you just click that field and all the pages you have created will appear in a list.. scroll down and pick the page you want.

If you are talking about settings/reading/ choose static page and blog page?
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Ngreenleaf1 Premium
Hi all, I have a question please....I am up to creating the 'about me' page on my website which is based on Londons theatre. Going forward, could I have pages on the website showing local hotels, restaurants, London attractaions, free attractions etc. Or is this too broad?? I could then affiliate with merlin who owns many of the main London attractions, theatre ticket sellers etc. I have a vision in my head of how it's all going to be but I don't want to get all excited only to find my niche is too broad?? Any advice appriciated greatly thank you!!
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billyghawaii Premium
He again... I remember you : ) .. I'm thinking that you will have multiple pages on your website, each recommending a specific niche within the broader umbrella of having to do with London for tourists visiting.

Remember that Goggle ranking is based on a single pages content and its relativity to the Title of the page. So I believe key will be keeping it all relative to your niche so that anyone interested in finding out more about London will have more opportunities see the many pages you have ranked. The more pages you have, the more chance of ranking and appearing for your browsing visitors.
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Ngreenleaf1 Premium
That makes sense, thank you again. So I basically can do it although I may need to change the name of my website as it's Londontheatres, where if I'm going to write about various London things I think it should be changed! there are only so many pages you can have with just theatre, where as London in general opens up a lot of pages! And I know we have plenty of tourists visiting :) thanks again for your help :)
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BradBurns Premium
Be relevant to your niche in photos - however youcan get around it by attacking it at a different angle for example:
"and after the theatre we went down to a really nice bar called Merlins (photo). The people there are so friendly I just had to . After that we went to xxxx restaurant (another photo). On the way to xxx we decided to stop at xxxxx photo.

I might be wrong but that is what I would do
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Ngreenleaf1 Premium
Thank you Brad.... so you mean like a blog kind of page? Showing places and things with photos along the way??

I am thinking more along the lines of pages listing theatre shows and personal reviews, the main London attractions, the hidden London attractions, free London attractions, a page on travel how to get around etc with my personal recommendations? Do you think that sounds ok or a bit too far fetched? It's all still so new to me appreciate you help :)
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billyghawaii Premium
Great ideas Brad... Aloha
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BradBurns Premium
I thought pages as well when I first started but when I got WA my thoughts have changed.
This is only my opinion. I think posts are better because a visitor can easily scroll down. I am using the page to do my reviews.
Not sure what your niche is but if it was for London attractions you could do a separate post of each attraction - which would gibe you more keywords - then that could spin off to a review at the end where you promote your product.
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BradBurns Premium
Sorry about the spelling its shocking LOL
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BradBurns Premium
Long pages can be boring to a visitor
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BradBurns Premium
Cheers Billy
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Ngreenleaf1 Premium
That's a lot of food for thought! I think I've got a lot of reaserching to do! Thanks again for all your help :)
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Sharlita Premium
Since you have the vision I'd say go with it! Always trust that excitement and vision that comes from within and is fueling itself. No it's not too broad, it's not a very specific Niche but it's not too broad either. You don't have to be very specific. Don't ever shelf or compromise your passion, this is an expression of yourself and it's wanting to be expressed the way it wants, so it will be wise to follow it. What I will caution is to try to map things out every step of the way so it doesn't run away from you. The only problem with having so many areas is that your focus will be spread and this is your first time doing something like this and you will run into issues as part of the learning process. So maybe start filling out as much content as you can just about theaters, and once you get that going and find a rhythm, then start introducing, hotels to the theaters you wrote about and so on and so on. The brain will just branch out forever and exhaust us if we don't control it and put structure around it lol. I hope that helps a little bit :)
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BradBurns Premium
Believe me I was confused at first but it does get clearer as you move forward. And I suggest at times to go back on something you are not sure of.It is all in front of you.
is your niche tourism?
Pick a good theme for your niche. There are many and not all are appropriate.
Look at keywords. Low QSR. The more you search the lower the QSR will be.
3 weeks ago I didn't have a clue, today I am more switched on.
You can do it and you will be surprised.

Talk soon

Brad
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onlyprofits Premium
Can someone tell me about the 'move' button Kyle talks about in the video. I'm still on starter level so can't use my own domain (but I do have one which is not populated with anything yet). If I set up a free sub-domain one on here would I be able to simply 'move' the whole (sub-domain) website on to my actual domain if / when I upgrade to premium?
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billyghawaii Premium
That is correct, you will be able to move our domain name to WA and then convert your free web to the existing domain name that you have. Actually you can have multiple domain names pointed to your WA website as well.

Some additional information for you
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