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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So if registering your domain is purchasing your own domain and no one can own it, then what does that mean having a free domain? For instance, can someone take or purchase my free domain? I'm not understanding the difference between the 3: a free domain, a domain I own, and register a domain.
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@RICH. Premium
The siterubix subdomains, ie. http://www.istone91.siterubix.com are owned by WA, as they own the core domain, http://www.siterubix.com so you cannot transfer these away if you leave.

You can register your own domain www.istone91.com and use it here with WA's hosting, and you can take that with you if you ever leave.
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Maja977 Premium
Hi Istone91! Having a free siterubix domain doesn't mean that someone else can own it, it just means that it's a sort of a property of siterubix so you can't call it exactly as you wish. It always contains siterubix.com in the name, but you can put whatever you want in front of it. Free domains take more time to get indexed on google, and, in my opinion, look less professional. My advice for you is to start with a free domain and to transfer it to your own domain later. It's very easy.
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MsMerry Premium
if you have your own domain that you purchased it has a .com or a .co or .info at the end. example www.istone91.com if it is free it will have the siterubix.com at the end of your chosen domain name. Like this http://istone91.siterubix.com
And that is a really good question on the free domain. My guess is going to be yes they can. If I am incorrect someone will jump in and let us know.
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Oh Ok that makes perfect sense! Thanks so much now I can make a better decision on how I want my website :)
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MsMerry Premium
Yay! So glad it made sense and helped. Returning the follow, thank you!
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Hello there,
Please I need help. I walked through the video above and created some pages at the back office, but these pages do not appear on my site as they appear on the video.

Where did I go wrong? How do I make these created pages to appear on my site?
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ASteffen1 Premium
Did you hit publish after adding the new pages to the right of the page?
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JaRoDavis Premium
Hey, no worries it's just the way your template is set up. If you hover your mouse over "appearances" in your wordpress back office you'll fine "menus" in the drop-down. Click on it and from there you can create and add pages/posts to your menus manually. I had this issue before, it's a quick fix.

hope this helps
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Thanks ASteffen1.Yes I did. It's mentionned 'published' against the pages I created at the back office
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ASteffen1 Premium
Okay just thought I would try and help. I'm sure someone else may know what the problem is. Sorry I couldn't be of help.
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Thanks JaRoDavis. But the pages still do not appear on my site. I have added manually.
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No no thanks a million. You were of great help to me. Thanks for responding to my query.
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Hee JaRoDavis it worked finally. You are a genius. Thanks a million.
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ASteffen1 Premium
Not a problem I've only been on for a week, but I do know a little with having taken computer classes and the help with the training videos on here. Also you could always type in your question at the top and I'm sure you could find someone else having the similar problem with the answer!
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Thanks. This is a wonderful community
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JaRoDavis Premium
Awesome, glad it worked out! Happy Angie stepped in and directed you to the training.

Never hesitate to ask for help!
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I'm a little confused about the keywords.
So, once you have searched different keywords and found the ones you like, and saved them to a list, what do you do then?
This may be a silly question, but how do you apply them to your site to get the traffic?
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@RICH. Premium
You try to use a single, relevant but different keyword for every page and post you create for your site. You put it in the title and first paragraph and write naturally around it. For example, one of your keywords for an orchid site might be "prune orchids", so for one post the title might be "How to prune orchids" and the first para might contain, "The best way to prune orchids is...". That's it!
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leoemery Premium
You now create individual pieces of content around each of those keywords. These are your blog posts.

Use the keyword in the title in the first paragraph and then write naturally from there.
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Thank you! I must have missed that from the video, but that really helps!
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Thank you thats really useful!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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Im just wondering but I had an old website that iv just recently picked up again and am going to apply the training of this course to this website. But there is something im wondering about.

From what I know ur content should be unique, u should never copy someone else's content. All my content is unique but iv also taken customer reviews from the comment section from sites like ebay and copied and pasted that on my website as "Testimonials". Im worried if this could affect my rank because google could scan through and see that it has copied content from other websites.

What do uz think? :L
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@RICH. Premium
It's hugely risky, especially as ebay and Amazon forbid the copying of content from their site, and are likely to cancel your affiliation if they catch you.
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Iv stated "Reviews from ebay". Does that make a difference?
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@RICH. Premium
No. They specifically forbid it and you're infringing their copyright and their customer's copyright. If they catch you, then expect to lose your affiliation.
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Thanks for telling me. I'll remove it right away
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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ASteffen1 Premium
I am using amazon and I was also wondering this as I was going to use reviews from them. Do you or anyone else have any suggestions on how to go about making a review page then on my website?
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@RICH. Premium
You can aggregate the customer reviews and rewrite them into one of your own. :)

8 (t) You will not display or otherwise use any of our customer reviews or star ratings, in part or in whole, on your Site unless you have obtained a link to that customer review or star rating through the PA API and you comply with the requirements for the PA API described in the License.

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/policies
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ASteffen1 Premium
Thank you so much! Glad I saw this now before starting that part of my website! :)
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Darrenjh Premium
Here are a few things I've picked up over the years on making niche sites.

-It's much easier to create content for a blog if you like what you are talking about. ( I have a few blogs on niche products that I rarely update because I hate writing content for them )

-You can research a profitable niche using "Magazine.com" as a starting point.
Basically, if there is a magazine dedicated to a niche, that probably indicates publishers are spending the money to circulate
that content.

-I would rather have a blog with 3 to 4 great articles with a few thousand words I took the time to create , than have 20 half assed "filler" articles that keep me on page 4 in Google forever.

Darren
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Ok I'm really frustrated and ready to shut mine down. I have not worked in over a year and have NO income so I cannot upgrade to Premium at this time. Emails and notices keep coming to me to view a certain video or webinar or whatever and when I go to click on it to pre-register it says I have to be Premium member...ugh!! This is just wasting my time now trying to promote anything.

Thank you all again for your support the past few days and best of luck to you all.
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ASteffen1 Premium
What is it that you need help on? Everyone here is willing to help.
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MsMerry Premium
Tammy those are what sound like the Friday evening training webinars. You must have somehow done that when you were doing your profile to receive notifications. Just don't worry about it or go into your profile and change what you get in your email updates.
You can do this free Tammy. It may take a bit longer and you may have to work a bit harder but it is more than being done by many. Oh, and if I am wrong on the emails you are getting you can unsubscribe at the bottom but still stay here and learn free. best of luck in your decisions.
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Thank you but even until I become Premium upgrade I'm not able to have my site critiqued and commented on, by my understanding.
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SuzetteH Premium
Tammy, this is an easy fix. On the left side panel, scroll to the bottom. You will see Account Settings.

Once your in the Account Setting page scroll all the way down the page and you will see where you can manage your email and your notifications.

When I first started. I turned off all the notifications LOL. Too many distractions.

Hope this helps, being frustrated sucks I know!
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Thanks but until I get Premium I cannot even get my site critiqued or commented on...what my understanding is as it is greyed out.
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Thanks SuzetteH. I changed my settings for email.
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SuzetteH Premium
it looks like you just joined 5 days ago is that correct?
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SuzetteH Premium
Your very welcome. When you said something is grayed out. What was that something :)
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Frustrated. I tried to send you a link to my site but says Only Premium members are allowed too include links in comments. And, of course, I cannot send PM as I'm not Premium. I'm so done with this.
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Without Premium you are only allowed to access the top 4 on the Rubix menu
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SuzetteH Premium
My concern with this is, You just joined as a free member 5 days ago, correct? I believe that you should have full access to the platform for the first 7 days after joining. If this is correct, you should be able to send me a Private Message.

It has been almost 3 years since I joined so I can't remember what the platform looks like from a starter member perspective.
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Right now Tjenning122 I like you I have not work in 24 months and am in need of income, but what I have come to learn is you must build your only income base today. So stay with it a little bit longer.
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boomergp08 Premium
Tammy, if you cannot afford to be premium at this time then you can do so whenever you are able. You will not lose anything that you have created and will still have access to the first 10 Certification and Bootcamp trainings.

I agree that it can be frustrating that you cannot get feedback because you need to be Premium. If you want to post a link to your website you could always write the url out like this.

yourdomainname . siterubix . com

Anyone who has a website should be able to figure out that they just need to delete the spaces and then copy and paste the website url into their address bar.

Now unfortunately it will take about $2.10 per day to learn and operate your business website here at WA as a premium member. If you can find a way to get $313.00 by the time Thanksgiving comes, you could become a yearly WA member for $299.00 in the WA Black Friday Sale + $14.00 for your own domain name.

This will give you an entire year to get your website business up and running because it normally takes about 6 months to a year to start making consistent money, depending on how much work and effort you put in.

Going yearly will save you more money than paying monthly. Paying monthly will cost you $558.00 for your first year. Paying yearly will cost you either $359.00 or $299.00 during the Black Friday Sale. Either way you will save a lot of money over monthly.

It is something to consider because that is only 3 months away and you can stay a free member until then or until you can get $19.00 for your first month of premium and then go yearly if you can. Just something to think about if you can swing it.
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Thanks for all the helpful information. A lot to consider.

cremationkeepsakes. siterubix. com

Can you check this out for me?
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That was my understanding as well that the first 7 days was free to all access but not in this case apparently. Could you check my site for me. I'll put the address here and you can take out the spaces to visit it.

cremationkeepsakes. siterubix .com/
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MsMerry Premium
Looks like Suzette gave you some awesome instructions and then Rob did the same. I hope you do stay as you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I get that you don't have any funds right now but this is the best place to learn the basics. If it is okay I will have a look at your site as well.
Tammy, I just saw your site and I think you should keep going. You have so much to share. Your home page or the first page that your visitors see is like the front door to your home. When they first come in they get a feel for who lives there. You should do the same. Share what they can expect to see on your site. Just a welcome with a bit about your site. Your story is fascinating and you could also use a wee bit of that on your home page. Awesome job so far so hopefully you continue.
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Thank you Ms Merry.
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MsMerry Premium
My pleasure Tammy
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NYAKOOJO1 Premium
Hello Team Wealthy Affiliate, am so excited having tried several times to finish my content set up of About me and private policy pages. Here is congrats from WA Admin
Certification, Movin' On Up!
Congratulations are in order! You've just completed a Certification Course. That's 10 full lessons of learning, and you've taken tons of action by doing this. Take moment to give yourself a well deserved pat on the back! Here's to the next Certification Badge - you're doing great. Join me guys to celebrate my achievement on my entrepreneurs journey.
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nicoleb10 Premium
So I am reviewing videos again because I am slightly confused. As Kyle teaches this lesson he talks about creating his content right in the Pages Menu by hitting edit and writing his content right there. But on the Site Rubix there is Site Content which I watched his video on too. I found with my free site changing it to a bought theme created problems. I actually got rid of the problems by copying and pasting my content in the Site Content area. This made the health of my site better, though I do not know why. But can anyone tell me which is the best way to write the content. On Site Content area or in the Pages Area?
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nicoleb10 Premium
Correction: I found with my bought domain, free theme getting changed to a bought theme created problems.
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MDobbs Premium
I always use the pages area of my blog and I have trouble with the Site Content area as well.
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NYAKOOJO1 Premium
Hello Nicole try to watch Video more my dear
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Avecita Premium
I've read through the Site Content info, (it happened while I was away from WA for a while), and I still don't quite get it, or whether you can you use it for own domains, not siterubix. I don't know whether I'll use it. If you can publish straight to your website, - how does know where to put the content you just created?
I always write Word Docs and sort it out from there, lol.
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nicoleb10 Premium
I don't know whether I am going to have trouble with Site Content area because although I moved everything there I have not published anything yet!
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MozMary Premium
did you take a look at his video on sitecontent, it may help you decide which one to use as for the lessons - he is in the process of updating them that is why they are a little out of step at the moment with all the new developments on the platform - now we have sitecontent, sitespeed [ so no more caching plugins] siteprotect [so no more akismet] etc
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nicoleb10 Premium
Thank you, MozMary! I did review it again and still foggy. I know I have some stuff published thru the Site Manager but I have everything now recopied in the SiteContent and I am not sure what i should do. Nothing in the SiteContent shows that it is published and I would prefer that to show than the Site Manager. And do we still set our pages in Site Manager or just work from the new SiteContent?
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Hello all!
I am planning to start a lifestyle/career motivational blog. However, I am totally clueless about maintaining the content. Should I have a bulk of blog posts already written before setting up the blog so I can regularly post it or I should just keep a few in hand and then keep writing along the way?
please help!
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@RICH. Premium
You can do it either, some members are more comfortable working behind a splash screen until their site is "presentable" by using a plugin like Coming Soon https://wordpress.org/plugins/coming-soon/ However, I think the majority want to start getting indexed as soon as possible, so build their sites publicly, post-by-post.
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AishaLabefo Premium
Hi Rahma... I felt the same way when I just started as well. I will suggest first and foremost write down the way you feel and what you think will help you progress from where you are to the next step.
Secondly follow the training one step at a time, no matter how long it takes you. Follow Kyle's instruction within each training. You will be amazed by the time you get to the end of each training what you have developed and implemented on your site.

It's scary but fun at the same time.

My top suggestions: People are different so sometimes we need to trust our inner gut feeling and go with the flow.
Follow the training each step at a time. Try not to jump one session to another. You will be amazed how many blog post you have at the end of each training.
Ask for help when you feel stuck.
Read other people's success stories and see how far they have come. This will inspire you to keep going.
Remain focus and be consistent.
Once you are happy with where you are you will know the answer to your question: "If you should regularly post blogs or if you should just keep a few in hand and then keep writing along the way".

Lots of success.
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Thanks a lot for your awesome advises!

This will surely help me to a great extent :)
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RhondaSnyder Premium
Now that I'm at this point I have a few questions:
1. When working on the website can I stop and then go back without loosing any of my work.
2. Can I control when my website goes active?
3. Do I need to already be signed up with affiliates before starting my website?
4. I need to redirect my URL to WA DNS info. Should this be done prior to starting my website?

It's late so I'll be starting this tomorrow with a fresh mind.

Thanks
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ASteffen1 Premium
You can absolutely save your work and always go back in your website. Mines no where near finished yet, but I still keep it active always. As for your other questions I'm sure someone else will have the answers for you.
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AishaLabefo Premium
Hi Rhonda...

1. You can save your work as a draft.
2.Yes, you can. Don't click publish. This will be saved as draft. And you can always come back to it when you are ready.
3. One of my two top training as a new member of WA... and 4. Am not sure about 4 as I started fully with WA.
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BTriplett Premium
hey, I'm on Jaaxy for the first time using the free account and right in the middle of my search is a box asking me to upgrade to get full access. Any idea how to get rid of the box so I can actually see my search results? there isn't a X or anything other than the upgrade now button. thanks in advance!
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jmvrico Premium
Can you attach an image so I can see it? :)
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BTriplett Premium
I tried, but I'm not able to without upgrading to premium on here. I think the jaaxy site has just limited their free trial more than what it says in the training.
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maddiet Premium
I need ideas for websites. I only want to become an affiliate for companies like Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart etc. I do not have niches, products to sell or blog or write comments. I am a newbie and not real good at computer skills so the simpler the better. Can any one help me or should I find something else for a business?
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JanetMoore Premium
I understand the hesitation about computer skills, but you need to consider that being an affiliate of big box entities (amazon, walmart, etc) give you a lot of opportunity to either flourish or end up being a wanna be amazon, walmart, etc. You don't see a lot of wannabes out there making a lot (or any) of money.

Take a few minutes to find something that you are interested in. Are you interested in it enough to make the time to learn not only about it but also about how to talk about it via computer?

If the answer is 'yes' that is your niche.
If the answer is 'no' you may want to consider something that is not part of the big box entities.
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Hey am new here my name is Ghangha Alain, as i said in my profile i will love to have fun while learning but am not in the US. Can someone tell me if its gonna be of any help to me if i continue?? am from Africa precisely Cameroon.
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VitaliyG Premium
It's completely fine, you can learn in any case Ghangha.
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And the money??? Lol
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scani Premium
Hi I have a have a number of Domains registered with godaddy and i use wordpress as a site builder at present,is site rubix wordpress based.Only just started using this site and i am very impressed,i was tempted to JV Zoo academy but this is far better,and yes i will be upgrading
Thanks
Dave
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cramervod Premium
Yes, all the sites are WordPress.
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Hi, I'm just new here and would appreciate advice on my question. I have an existing blog in Blogger. Started it in 2013. Have 5 posts in there and didn't get to update it anymore. Last year, I noticed people are still looking at it so I didn't close it. Checked it today and it is averaging 450 views per month. Is it even worth it to migrate it to WA and is that even possible?
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Daniiket Premium
Is it something you would like to continue? Is it a blog that is a niche? (if your not sure what niche is check this out I think this is definitely something to look into seeing if you can but sorry I can't be any help on that.
If you can't you could always link a website that people can go between.
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hi..thanks for giving your input! i do want to continue it as it is something i really like, but i think i may have to figure out how to make it a better niche as it is a bit broad right now.
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mrronnie Premium
If the site is ranking and getting some organic traffic, I would definitely keep it. Do a bit of research and see if there is potential to grow the site...

Regarding the migration - there are a couple of good articles on this here. Use the search bar on the top and search for "migrating site", etc.
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arielharris7 Premium
This is probably a ridiculous question of great simplicity but I am having trouble understanding this flow..

Please someone explain to me what is the relationship of the website to the blog? Or are they considered separate?

In other words in my niche do I have both a website that drives traffic and I write a blog on my website? and both are specific to the niche?

So if my niche is health wealth success and happiness...does my website have that title? and I have a blog within it that discusses the niche?

am I over thinking this?

if I have a niche that is discussing self help.. how do I convert that to a website that says health wealth success and happiness and makes sales that does not sound like spam?

I am not sure if am being clear..I just need clarity...thank you!
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JanetMoore Premium
You are overthinking this a bit. <G>

Your blog is part of your website. I approach the blog portion of my websites as if I were sitting across the table from you and we were talking.

What would we talk about? How would I phrase it? If I were to suggest a product, how would I go about that? These are things you need to think about as you develop your blog posts.

As for the spam portion...Pay attention to the way you set up your material. I can't speak for the search engines, but I keep hearing that Google (in particular) looks for pages that are filled with links and things to take the visitor somewhere else.

I subscribe to the idea that less is more - State your case, add the link you think work with the goal of the post and go on to the next post. Pay attention to the training, it will help you as you work your way thru the maze.
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ericcantu Premium
Your blog here at WA is completely separate from your website. The WA blog is meant to be a way of keeping track of your progress, your successes, your questions, etc...

Your website that you're building will be composed of pages and posts of original content all around keywords you research relevant to your niche. The posts can sometimes be call blog posts, and they will be found on your blog roll. But they are simply articles you're writing for quality content based on your niche.

Nothing to worry about, just follow the training and write your content as Kyle instructs you to. Before you know it you'll have a healthy website filling up with original content that your target audience will be finding when they make their google searches.
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arielharris7 Premium
Ahhh..thanks!
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arielharris7 Premium
Ok..i will give it all up to the training and not over think! Thank you for your support! ariel
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I've got 3 questions regarding picking a niche and niches in general

1) In the tutorial video its explained that you can pick amazon as your niche and help sell they're products . its also mentioned that you can pick Wealthy Affiliate(WA) as your niche . my question is what i be selling on WA if i picked it as my niche ?

2)also should my website be industry or domain specific (for example: health , weight loss , technology , sports etc )
or can i have one website and sell products from different domains ?

3) for instance if i pick amazon as my niche and build a website for it , will i need a totally other website for another niche (example: WA )
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I wish I could help but I have a question mark above my head!
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JanetMoore Premium
Amazon is not a niche. It is a collection of niches. A niche is a subject or topic or item you want to talk about and promote. If you go to a mall, each small store is a niche. If you go to a big box store, the store contains a lot of niches.

Wealthy Affiliate is part of a niche that focuses on Online Businesses.

The name of your website (aka: Domain) is the sign on the front of your store - it tells potential visitors what you are talking about and selling. If you call it Little Red Wagon and inside they don't find any sort of wagon, they are not going to be happy and will probably leave. On the other hand if you are clever you can create a brand called Little Red Wagon that is actually about something else, but people could recognize (Who would think GAP is about clothes?)

You can build multiple websites (domains) that cover a variety of topics (niches).

I think initially you might want to concentrate on building websites that will drive traffic to them. To do that you might want to focus on one niche and build your material around that. The training will help you work your way thru that.
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Once, some years ago, I was an Amazon affiliate, and loaded up the Web site I had then with links. Within a few years, Amazon changed the format of those links and the ones I had were no longer usable. How can I be ready for that to happen again? (Because I figure it must...)
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cramervod Premium
don't make pages full of links. If you follow how Kyle does it you will just change a few things at a time not everything.
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Good question. I know I will need the answer to that too.
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DavidLopez9 Premium
I have a question. I saw Kyle disable Robot meta noindex, nofollow, noodp, noydir under privacy page settings for SEO plugin. I only see noindex and nofollow. I don't have the option for noodp and noydir. It did not look like he was using pro SEO plugin. Am I missing something?
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cramervod Premium
just check the two that are the same.
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ericcantu Premium
Don't worry too much about it. It's just the privacy page, not a huge deal. I'd click off the options you do have and go on from there. When I went through the training tutorials he was using All In One SEO.
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gwurtzel Premium
I accidentally moved my Pages to the pull down on the right side of the home page, under Menu. How do I get back the 6 buttons that I had at the top of the page? I did look under Menu in Admin, but could not find the setting.
Thank you, Gerry
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cramervod Premium
It sounds like you made them subdomains. Go back into the menu and make all the pages in a straight line.
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gwurtzel Premium
See attached, I don't see any subdomains. I think it may be a setting that I accidentally changed. But, I cannot find it.
My website is my-racquetball.com
thank you
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gwurtzel Premium
And this is the Menu page.
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TammiP Premium
How stupid am I...REALLY STUPID!!!! I have cost my self one week of un-needed stress, doubt and questions because I thought that I could move forward in a field where I have no training, no experience, nothing. I was doing this by trial and error. NOT A GOOD THING!!!! Check out my blog later to get he full story!!

T
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cramervod Premium
Just think of it as trial and error. Looking at it that way makes it useful instead of stupid.
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TammiP Premium
Rhanks...I feel a bit better about my faux pas!!! Thanks for connecting!!!!

T
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rumbelon2202 Premium
Hello guys,
First I want to say THANK YOU Kyle or the website it is perfect!!!
And everybody is friendly, helpful and honest! I am impressed!!!

WOW!!! I need help as well please! After reading all this information, videos, comments the ideas are coming one on top of the other- a lots and lots. I am really confused what to choose I want to do all of them. Hmm!! Well I am interesting of selling house and garden furniture, clothes, home accessories. But I also like healthy live style, good food, clear mind. Today there is a lots of choice and to choose is difficult.
May be for me it will be good to start with selling ladies and mans clothes as a begin, what do you think about it?
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garydlc Premium
Hi Mellina
I would suggest that you follow the training, there you will be guided in your decision on niche's.

Wishing you success here at WA.

Gary
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EOPolini Premium
 Hi, I agree with Gary, although I would add: start small and choose what you feel most passionate about and can write lots about. Blessings!
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rumbelon2202 Premium
Yes I will keep follow the training.

Thank you.
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StarrgirlMe Premium
When we're thinking about starting an online business, my advice to you is the same as my advice to myself; follow your heart. It is your passion and, if you listen to it, it will show you the path to follow. Good luck!
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I definitely agree that you should follow along step by step. Evn though I have some exprience, I have put my knowledge aside and learned much more than I already knew. It's not rocket science, just follow along.
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Hey Brother,

They all sound great, you'll just have to write it all out and put it in front of your eyes. I've been creating graphs and stuff. lol. Seeking my niche and what will keep me excited in writing, promoting and speaking about.

I really wanted to let you know about the typos in your comment.

Please take no offense. We all have errors from time to time so don't feel embarrassed. (Disclaimer) I am not an English Teacher either, but I do believe in keeping things honest.

Be sure to proofread (or have someone else proofread) prior to hitting publish on your website. Sometimes our eyes just miss things.

Good luck and congrats on this new journey! I'm a new-bee as well. Vicky Love; it's a pleasure meeting you. And if there's anything I can do to help you shine, please ask. Enjoy each moment of this day and be sure to enjoy the process.

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, it's okay to back away for a minute and get a breather.

Peace and Love Brother!
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buildyournow Premium
I have completed Lesson #9 on Creating Quality Website Content which is to cover the creation of my About Me, The Private Policy and my Website pages.Much has been said in the instructional video about the About Me and Private Policy pages but nothing of the page with my website title. As a matter of fact, when I checked my web page at the end of the tutorial, this page had no content. Please advise if I'm missing something here.
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Daniiket Premium
Hi are you wondering why your posts isn't showing up on your site?

If so there area few things you need to do but I'm happy to walk you through it?!
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buildyournow Premium
Hi, Daniiket, I appreciate your reply. Please walk me through it so that I can proceed to the final lesson (10).

Thank you!
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kevin28 Premium
question: i want to register my own domain name but the one i want is not available there a very similar one that has a -in between the main words and it does end with .com

the video mentions to not have weird symbols or characters on my domain name is - considered one?

Ex: carbonglowrings.com (want) (not available)
carbon-glowrings.com (available ) (should i go for it?)
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Housam Premium
It's preferred to don't go for it if you can find a similar domain name, but if you have no choice, then yes, go for it.
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kevin28 Premium
thanks Housam!!! also once youre a premium memeber,will WA host youre website? its already included in the premium membership right?
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Housam Premium
Yes it is, your domain will be hosted here when you purchase from WA, and you can transfer your domain name to WA if you already have one
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cramervod Premium
25 site rubix
25 .coms
all 50 sites include free hosting.
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kevin28 Premium
Thats so awesome!!!!! thanks!!!
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kevin28 Premium
Great!! thanks!!!!
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mrronnie Premium
Exactly as Housam already said...no hyphen is better as you might be sending some direct traffic to your competitor :) People remember the name but often forget to use the hyphen when typing the URL ;)

You could potentially also add a modifier like "best", "top", etc.
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kevin28 Premium
Thanks mrronnie I'll keep the modifiers in mind!!!!
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For this premium upgrade, do I have to do that right away.
And how long can I stay on the starter program, not sure if I
can afford it because I have very little in savings now. But if I can stay on starter package for a while until I can make some type of profit then I would be able to go to premium and have no problem paying monthly for the rest of the program. So far I'm starting to enjoy how your course is educating me.
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cramervod Premium
There is no limit to how long you can stay a free member.
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SamSara0930 Premium
Did you start out as a premium member?
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Thank you very much.
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akollor123 Premium
Hi Robert and welcome to WA. Absolutely not right away and you can stay on the starter program for as long as you like. When you are ready you can then upgrade to the premium package. It's all up to your liking, now or in the future. It's that simple my friend.
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akollor123 Premium
Take care and best of luck!
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37mikew736 Premium
Ok, so does the keyword settings need to be enabled? I seen a training course recently that said it doesn't, no need to fill out the keyword section. Mine is disabled and doesn't even show the keyword field anymore. Just the title and description and I don't fill that out. So, enable and fill in keyword fields or not?
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Kyle Premium
I usually turn this on. It isn't a requirement, so that is totally up to you. The impact that "meta" keywords will have on your business is very nominal, whereas the keywords that you have within your actual content that you are creating will be the focus moving forward.
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Hi yall, I am new here. pretty excited, I believe I found my niche!!
one of the things i am super passionate about is traveling and out door gear. where can i go to view to see how many people look that up a month to get a rough idea. i know theres a website for it but i do not recall the name!!
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You can use googles keyword planner. Create an adwords account and go under "tools" keyword planner! just Google the planner.
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Daniiket Premium
Jaaxy which ere this a link on bottom left hand side area also can use the keyword tool that's there as well. There is training on it if you struggle understanding anything :)
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cbrillhart Premium
Are you thinking of Jaaxy?!
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Mperazzo Premium
Hello, I am telling you that I am enthusiastic about this stage of building the website.
My question now is this:
After choosing the template for my website, someone can help me or say, if there is any tutorial here to configure the template?
How to change the main image (logo), colors, etc ...
Thank you.
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akollor123 Premium
Stick with the training and pay attention to the videos and you will have it together and yes we are all here to help you. Best wishes.
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hI kyle I'm off to a bad start and would like to start all over, I have open this account in the wrong name and would like to start all over and not confuse the issue. I like what I'm seen already and I'm not even started yet. once I hear from you about starting over I also want to start that account under the premium offer. so let's get started and I look forward to working with you.
thanks
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MDobbs Premium
You should be able to just type in www.wealthyaffiliate.com and sign up again as a new member. Once you are inside the account, go ahead and sign up as a Premium Member using the ad at the top of the page. I hope this helps.
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ankurkhemani Premium
create a new email address and create a new account
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Im a bit disappointed how i cant continue the lessons. but im happy i could make it this far, but now im on my own i guess. if i could get premium i would but as of now i just cant afford that. but maybe once i can get this affiliate thing going i can get premium.
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Kyle Premium
Here is some training if you are not ready to upgrade quite yet Marcus: You have to do what makes the most sense to your financial situation, so no issues there. Also, keep working on your website, keep building out keyword targeted content, and stay active within the training/community.

Upgrade at your own pace and what makes the most sense to you. :)
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Thanks
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phildora Premium
Hello McVenom,

You can still create your 2 free websites on SiteRubix and monetize them. For instance you can sign up for several affiliates to market their products according to your niche selections.

I am currently signed up for Amazon Associates--their affiliate program and will be promoting my niche products for others to purchase on Amazon. Later I will sign up for other affiliates: Ebay, Best Buy, Walmart, etc.

I am into my second week at WA and have ranked #1 and page 1 on google for my first website.

May you have continued success in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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Oh, it's over?!!!

I'm in your shoes. Well, I guess I need to use the skills I got to get what I want so i can afford to make this monthly investment. Good
luck to you!
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RGross1 Premium
Congratulation on your website and ranking. I am into my second week as well. But at the learning stage. I am going to take my time and learn before setting up my site. But I will get there.

-Rochelle
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Hello everybody ,

Nice to read and learn informative posts and ideas.

I admire your valuable points and successful stories abrosco from people reviews.
Well I have a lot of ideas niches in my mind like women'handbags and shoes or kitchen and dining.

I don't know if I selected a right or wrong niche.
Please help abrosco.

Thank you.
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cramervod Premium
You will need to be specific with any of those areas. Women -handbags- what brands-which age group of women-what prices-what materials...

When you know that you will be closer to a niche.
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Oh ok will narrow again.
Thank you Cramervod.
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OK here it is and let me know I'm doing right :

It's a women's shoulder stylish handbags and the brand name are as follows:

Kate spade
Aldo
Nine west
Calving Klein
Fossil

Jewelery :
Michael Kors
Pandora
Swarosvki
Kate Spade


All those above brands are known and it's prices as well.

Am I close to niche or?
Please help.
Thank you again.
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cramervod Premium
My fault I should have explained it better. The niche is the group of people you will target with everything you mentioned above. I just wanted you to narrow that down. i.e women 18-35 who live in the U.S. and will spend x -y on whichever brand of handbag.

Once you know that, figure out the URL of your site. ...
Website Name ...
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OK now I understand.

Thank you so much !!
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Cpritchard Premium
Hello

I am on the training and got to lesson 7 (Finding Content Ideas from Keywords) the next task is to complete 10 searches using Jaxxy ive signed up but on the training video it used the example of how to use belly fat but my niche is football gear e.g football boots kits and balls any suggestions on how i would approach the keywords ? Would i search for e.g football shirts or footballs
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@RICH. Premium
Try > football kit < as your first search and then drill down from there. :)
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Cpritchard Premium
Thank you Rich ill get on to it. Just another question as you've been so helpful. Am i right in saying that keywords are not just going to be in title of the website when it comes up on google search but will it also pick it up with the content on the website does that make sense ?
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@RICH. Premium
You try to use a single, relevant but different keyword for every page and post you create for your site. You put it in the title and first paragraph and write naturally around it. For example, one of your keywords for an orchid site might be "prune orchids", so for one post the title might be "How to prune orchids" and the first para might contain, "The best way to prune orchids is...".

I recommend you leave the SEO title and description fields blank.

Here's an example of the difference http://d.pr/i/ay7Y

I've searched for "afternoon tea at the ritz". The first result shows Google deciding what to show from the post and emboldening my search term. The second one has a forced description so it doesn't show my search term.

I believe people are more likely to click on a result that shows their search term than one that doesn't.

It also saves time and effort crafting "perfect" descriptions, especially as Google seems to be ranking higher content that doesn't have such descriptions!
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Cpritchard Premium
Thank you again Rich this is a great help its started to sink in now. I am following you now so look forward to speaking more in the future.

Thank you
Craig
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. you're most welcome! :)
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Heyo people, I have a little question here.

I'm on the 'About Me' page, sitting thinking up content to put there and one thought has occurred to me that I want to ask about in detail about before I go on.

Should I mention to people all the motivations for my creating this website? I mean, I'm not a bad guy, but I'm not a saint, my website is going to have content to help people out... but I'm doing it cause I'm going to make money from it

It seems like a delicate topic to broach, in your experience, do people appreciate your honesty when you say. 'I created this website to help get me money!' Do they prefer to know your full motivations so they can trust you? Or does hearing that make them think less of you and avoid you?
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@RICH. Premium
I don't think it's necessary. I don't see "we built this site to make money" on Amazon, Walmart, eBay, etc. :)
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NYAKOOJO1 Premium
Hey Lee there is no problem with that because you are being realistic but under marketing, many times the customers buy the uses or value of the product or service. They don't normally look at the product but what it's going to help or satisfy him. So it's good to emphasize the value of the product or service to the customer on your site than just to make money. Money comes after satisfying the need.
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mrronnie Premium
Hey Lee, what is your niche? Do some research and look at a few competitor sites in your niche and their About Us pages. That will give you some inspiration ;)

Generally you should position yourself as the expert on this page. You have the answers your readers are looking for.

Hope this helps...
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moejoe Premium
I am having a hard time with coming up with a niche and I don't wanna keep wasting a lot of time on it, and continue to over think it that is what had me stuck the last time and I didn't get anywhere, and am returning back to WA and I don't want to be unproductive as I was the last time so I am going to choose the affiliate bootcamp and promote WA, with the hope that it will give me a better understanding of exactly what a niche is so I can create more niches, do you think this a good move?
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@RICH. Premium
I always recommend you work in a niche you are truly passionate about, there's nothing more dreary than writing content year-after-year about a topic that bores you to tears! That said, if you're truly stuck, do Affiliate Bootcamp, but it is highly competitive, make sure you have an angle and a target audience, ie. second income stream for veterans, etc. :)
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Avecita Premium
Maureen, - I've seen a lot of people be successful with the Bootcamp. And I believe the lessons there apply also to any niche, so it's all good stuff.
But I'd have a think about what you care about in life? What matters to you Maureen? What interests you? Hobbies? Skills you have? Is there something in particular that you tend to search for on the web? What do you find inspiring? Anything you ever helped anyone with in the past, that you really enjoyed doing? etc. Perhaps whilst you are doing Bootcamp the idea will suddenly come. All the best.
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moejoe Premium
thank you for your feed back and I will definitely do that, think about some of my interest.
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Very interesting and informative video. The idea of choosing a niche was somewhat daunting before this section as I always understood a niche to be something that people wanted, but would struggle to find (ie, a "niche" in the market)

Now I know it can be literally ANYTHING, it doesn't seem quite so difficult to come up with a niche.

I know it is advised to find something you're passionate about but does this mean it has to be something you're vastly knowledgeable about as well?
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Daniiket Premium
best to have some knowledge but you can learn as you go so passion for your niche is very important :)
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profionline Premium
Yes.You should be knowledgeable about it.
Actually this helps you to talk naturally to your prospects and be able to write yourself the content, otherwise, if you think those two things are not your concern, choose whatever you love.