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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OSoNFus3 Premium
I've added my Privacy Policy page and the All-in-one-SEO check boxes that should be checked on for this page are different than in the video. This is what I'm seeing (probably due to an update since the video was created)...

Robots Meta NOINDEX
(Check this box to ask search engines not to index this page.)

Robots Meta NOFOLLOW
(Check this box to ask search engines not to follow links from this page.)

Exclude From Sitemap
(Don't display this page in the sitemap.)

Disable on this page/post
(Disable SEO on this page.)

Disable Google Analytics
(Disable Google Analytics on this page.)

Kyle checks on four "Robots Meta" boxes, but I am only seeing two specifically. Have some of them been renamed in an update? Should any of the others be checked?

Thanks to anyone that can help!
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manne13666 Premium
Hi there!

I don't have the Exclude From Sitemap option, but I checked off the other four.

Hope that helps!

Michelle
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OSoNFus3 Premium
Thank you, Michelle - I actually did the same and left the sitemap one unchecked. I would think having the privacy policy listed there is probably a good idea. Tks again!
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I have a question. I just joined an affiliate program for my niche. The program wants me to upload an html file to my site and visit the page for validation. I know how to do it with the x10 free hosting that I use for my PTC referral pages that I make but how would I do that in siterubix? I'm guessing that it isnt possible is it?

My site rubix page is gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what

They want me to upload /84b9a558f0b06e1acba784587f242b7fa46a248d [dot] html

Then I have to visit gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what [slash] 84b9a558f0b06e1acba784587f242b7fa46a248d [dot] html and visit the page in order to verify that gold-n-silver-investing [dot] siterubix [dot] you know what belongs to me.

(Sorry for the weird cryptic form of my site but as a free member I am not aloud to include links, which by the way I need to include them in order to ask the question)

This is not possible is it?

Am I going to have to create a re-direct from my x10 site to my site rubix site in order to upload the html file and validate it?
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billyghawaii Premium
You will need to use FTP. Which is a file transfer protocol. Here is how
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Thank you. So I'm guess there is a way to access ftp through my dashboard? Like I said, I am familiar with how to do it with my free hosting at x10 but Im not sure how to access it in site rubix
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Sharlita Premium
Hi there, I haven't done this kind of stuff yet, but it looks like this is what you're talking about? Let me know if that helps :)
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Am Successfully complete with the Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started Level 1

Please Kindly, can some one help me financially with $ 19 so that i can upgrade to premium.
Honestly I don't expect to get it so soon and am having only 6 days LEFT.
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Waiting to hear from you all Thanks.
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Yours David Biryomumisho
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello David...you can earn it by referring someone to Wealthy affiliate...you would get paid monthly.

Go here to learn more... Blessings!

~Evon :)
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Thanks for your encouragement Dear.
But how do I get my affiliate link (my referral link) that I can use to refer my friends from all across social media platforms
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I lost both my parents before the age of 25 and then my only grandparent 2 years later. I am an only child. Grief was something I was so scared to face. I think my niche will be how to grieve the loss of both parents before the age of 25. Kind of depressing but I know there are people out there that need some words of strength and encouragement to know that there is life after death.
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VO57 Premium
difficult situation Smish. This is a very supportive community and there are some very talented and knowledgable people here to help you in any way - keep at it and good luck
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Enimra Premium
To talk about your feelings and choosing a niche on such a topic I think is very admirable. As you said, grief is something that a lot of people struggle to cope with. Best of luck for the future
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Kyle Premium
Sorry to hear about that. That is definitely something a lot of people have to deal with and the Internet is becoming the natural outlet for this.

Definitely something that you can help with here.
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LadybugLove Premium
I can relate...except for the age. I have lost both parents too, but I was 38 when Mom died and 46 when Dad died. Mom was turning 63 and Dad 74. I think death is difficult at any age...we don't want to let go. I often reflect back and wish for a second they were still here...and then think...no it was probably better for them than languishing away due to old age.

If you'd like to document your feelings about your parents deaths, come check out my new website about bullet journaling. Would be happy to help you in any way I can.

Here's my website:

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

Blessings of peace and hugs!

~Evon :)
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Hi everyone
Just started the WA journey and I feel instantly relieved. Online marketing has been something I have been researching for a while now but I just couldnt seem to find the first step to take.
Finding WA is helping me to eat the elephant, one bite at time in the right order.
I'm super excited to start working on my niche, I have million ideas and just need some help to rope them into 1 niche, cant wait to start putting some real focus into it!
Im curious about what people think of a website dedicated to parents finding their me time and how to use it, or something along those lines...
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Hello Ishtar, I know exactly how you feel. I, too have begun my WA journey and I was just like you, researching online marketing(for years) but not having a foundation, like a college for it. i am loving this first week and the fact that I have finally found my Online marketing Home and family. Hooray for US!!!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that could absolutely be a direction that you head with your niche. Parents finding their "me" time, I think that would be a unique and cool approach to a niche.
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paulinerose Premium
Hi all

Just starting my journey with WA, have to say glad I found them. When I had to decide on a niche it was daunting but after watching the video it really wasn't my niche is going to be gardening, I love my garden my hubby is a gardener so there we are niche sorted, now all I have to do is build a website and off I go
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MelaniLukito Premium
Very nice niche. Look forward to read your articles.
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Hi Iam new at wealthy affiliate and I am finding that choosing a niche to be a very daunting task for me at the moment.I was thinking of affordable true plus size clothing online as my niche , there is massive competition in the plus size clothing industry but it has a big target audience. Iam a looking at a too broad niche in terms of keywords.

Any suggestions or input will be highly appreciated.

Thanks
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Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

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

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

PS. Never worry about competition either, you are absolutely going to have an upper hand over any competition by being a member here at WA.
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maxandmerlin Premium
I think creating the first website can be overwhelming because of trying to decide which theme is right for the niche you have chosen. It can be difficult knowing if your first choice will be the right choice and then the knowledge that you'd have to re-do it all if it seems to look 'wrong' can be discouraging. I guess that's where determination comes in.
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Barryw1 Premium
The first time you do anything new can be challenging. Once you do it a few times it will be a breeze.
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Btwh Premium
That's very true. I have alternated between being happy with my niche then being worried it will be a failure. The more I put my website together the happier I am with it. Still a way to go yet and it has been so frustrating at times that I have felt like giving up but persevering. I like you am determined
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, it sure can be but with a bit of time and patience it all falls into place and becomes that much easier. Even easy to change out your theme etc. I remember just doubting me and my choice very well and then kept pushing on. It will come.........
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I have a small dilemma.

I'm considering choosing a niche among the broad theme of a nail polish blog, since nail art is a hobby and passion of mine. However, nail blogs are so well established across the internet that names are hard to come by. It seems that every creative blog name imaginable has been taken, and I was short on inspiration to begin with.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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MsMerry Premium
Is nailartdesigns.com or .co available? or just gorgeousnails.com It is a tuff one for sure. Maybe this will trigger more ideas.
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Hello! I have just signed up to WA for free and getting started! i am a complete newbie...I have never done anything like this before, but I am an athlete and love the idea of something I can work on and generate an alternative income as well as training. I am from the UK, and I see everything is described in $, can I easily work with £ instead of $?
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llj-tucson Premium
Hi, Abigail. Welcome to WA. Most of us started out as total newbies to Internet Marketing. The lessons all assume you're a beginner so have no fear :) Follow along step by step and you'll be just fine. And don't ever hesitate to ask a question.

As for currency, the beauty of the Internet is that it's global. Many, many websites are in pounds. Depending on your niche and the products you decide to promote, you may want to provide both. But I wouldn't worry that far down the road yet.

I'm sure you'll enjoy both the lessons and the community. Good luck to you!
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Kayakhu17 Premium
Hi Abivt
I'm from the uk also. I've had no problems getting onto different affiliate sites so far. I've been on WA 1 mth
good luck and follow all kyles lessons
Paul
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

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

If you have any further questions let me know Abigail. :)
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where i can see other websites are already succesfull with your program?
i open my account a few days ago and just today i really start to check this and i want to know this:
if i dont pay now i cn contine using your program?
if i pay 19 dollars first month, how much i have to pay the next months, 550 dollars for year?, if is like this, for me, is expenive, i really woud like to do this, because i have products for sell, but now i am starting and i dont have so much money, i even dont have credit card yet, i should wait to start untill i have credit card?
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feigner Premium
hi - you can stay here for free - you don't need to pay - but , there always is a but with free isn't there.
you lose the access to ask questions. you lose the offer of the first month. you lose so much, if you cannot afford to pay just stay awhile and really look around.
if you have products to sell then why not set up your free sites and go out and market them?
you will only be allowed to view the first level of the training on both certification and bootcamp for free, but make use of that knowledge.
look around on the site - it will not be structured but you will find lots of infrmation.
where can you go to see successful sites - check out nathaniels post here don't fool yourself that you will make a ton of money overnight - it does happen but ( there it is again) the normalilty is that you grow your business over months to years.
so start setting up your site, and create yourself a long term online business you can be proud of and help others in your niche for years to come
good luck with your online journey
phil
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I've got a question about the process, now does the process use a lead and landing page system, or is a 'squeeze page' used? For those wondering, a squeeze page is a marketing device used to entice the reader into giving their email in exchange for more info on the promoted product, which is then likely sent to an autoresponder linked to various similar deals which might interest the buyer, thus increasing traffic and, potentially, income. At least as far as I understand it.
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billyghawaii Premium
Remember a squeeze page is nothing more than trying to get user information without offering them anything in return. Some users may find that annoying, I do... Your question is would it be okay to hang some garlic at the entrance of your store hoping it may not turn people away? How would that impact the main mission of my website?.. ... I know, sick analogy ..

Find the balance...
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So a squeeze page is what some would consider to be underhanded, I kind of got that feeling when I first learned of it. Thanks for the input, now I know better!
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So I have considered doing my niche on the Kia Soul, being that I have owned one for the past six years and have even done my own work on it. I have a flood of ideas for other niches and will consider others later but my question. Is this a good niche to start with? Should I do something smaller?
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NyssaB Premium
As you have owned one for 6 years then I would go for that niche. The physical size of the product/niche is not really relevant. I you have ideas for it then go for it :)
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are there websites available to view how people search my niche
on google? More specifically the wording of the search and how many searches are made in a period of time?
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NyssaB Premium
Yes there is a whole lesson on it. If you are a premium member you get access to the 'keyword tool' which is located on the left. If you don't have it then you can sign up to Jaaxy. You get a couple of free searches with them.
Look for course 1 lesson seven. It'll take you through the process.
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oldcrock Premium
I would use the free Jaaxy, That WA gives you access . Then run your main keyword (Kai Soul), and see what it gives you, If you like that idea. The contact me and we can discus the results.
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ericcantu Premium
I'd first think about products you could write about that your target audience would be researching to buy and I'd imagine with any vehicle there are TONS. From headlights to stereo equipment to windshield wipers to tires and rims... so I don't think you'd ever be at a loss for what to write. Shoot, every year a new model comes out with all the new bells and whistles as well. You may have found your niche.
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Thank you for the info I did see the lesson
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I've finally come up with a niche idea in mind but I want to know your opinions about this too. i am thinking of doing a make up reviews site, is it too broad if i'll put affiliate links on it too?

another question is, if i will create my website name on the free website, can I change it later on?
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Sharlita Premium
It's not too broad if you narrow it down to what kind of makeup. Eye make up, blushes, Nail Polish, what can you become an expert on. Your site has to be manageable to you. You can always change your website name, but not the domain name. Hope that helps :)
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Ibhar Premium
i think is ok... but you should buy a domain name... is better for rankings and for increase your brand name, but if you build your site on a subdomain you can always pass the content to another domain, when you feel ready to improve your brand
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Hi cjcarrillo.
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family!

Question: Is a niche for makeup too broad?
Answer: Yes!

Question: Why is makeup too broad of a niche?
Answer: The reason makeup is too broad of a niche is
because makeup can be any of the following:
1. Foundation
2. Eye Shadow
3. Mascara
4. Lipstick
5. Lip liner
6. Lip gloss
7. Blush
8. Etc., etc., etc.

I suggest making a list, like the one above, and then choose the niche (makeup) that interests you the most. Say, you like wearing lipstick. You could write a blog comparing Maybelline lipstick to Covergirl lipstick.

cjcarrillo, I hope this bit of advice helps.
I wish nothing but the best for your journey.
I will be following you on WA.
God bless,
JWR
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this is a big help, thanks a lot!
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Do a web search to see what the top ten product searches have been for 2017. Although I would recommend figuring out what your own hobbies and interests are and go by that. You should probably deal with products that you are familiar with and have some knowledge about. I am an Audio Engineer so in the past I had created a website that offered audio/music production software
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Cool advice
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GerardBudi Premium
Hi Kyle, Besides my initial pages (About Me, Getting Started and Privacy Policy), I have added "Build your Website" in the menu of my website. The URL is :http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/building-a-website. Within this Category, I have created 3 topics which are: (1).http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/get-a-domain-name, (2),http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/build-your-websites-framework and (3). http://affiliatemarketingnewcomer.com/the-direction-of-your-website. Can I please get your comments? Thanks and best regards, Gerardus
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Looking to start my niche as a blogger and writer for up billiard news and pool room talk. Anyone think I may have some luck? I hope to be able to sell pool cues and balls and other accessories maybe with links to tables on my future site. Also this site has helped me out immensely so far and everyone is so nice! Thanks!
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cramervod Premium
Any niche is possible I took a quick look at google trends and billiards isn't something that's gaining in popularity. Pool (cue sports) is on the rise in some small country so see what your research tells you.
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Kyle Premium
That can definitely be a direction you head here. I woudl head in the billiard or pool direction, I wouldn't try to tackle both spaces. They are huge.
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Snowdrop Premium
Kyle,
I have followed along with the video but my web page is not showing the three pages I have created as headers along the top, in fact they are not showing at all.
What have I done wrong? I have done everything right up until
that point correctly! Please advise
Thank you.
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cramervod Premium
You will create a menu in course 2. That is how your pages are going to be displayed on the website.
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Snowdrop Premium
Thank you for you help, it is appreciated.
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lkaplan Premium
Hey everyone- I could use some of your advices.. When choosing a niche I cannot think of MANY articles about this very targeted niche. Instead I can think of creating a website, for example for ‘traveling cheap’ and than inside make many articles, for example ‘how to find a cheap flight’, ‘how to find the best cheap hotel’, ‘best way to learn new basic language for traveling’ etc.. Is this kind of thinking is healthy to start with as my first niche or am I am thinking wrong?
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DaveSw Premium
That seems like a niche that is pretty tightly with the focus, yet broad enough that you will have plenty of useful content that you can create...

I am pretty sure there are also many ways to monetize this niche, travel is a good niche in general...I think you can go with this, you are thinking right in my opinion!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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cramervod Premium
That sounds like one path. Could be a tips and tricks section for a website on cheap/free travel. You could also include sections of what not to do, what to do if you're ..., best deals....

I would suggest that you find out exactly how much information you can include on the niche before you start with the pages. This way you don't get stuck on 5 posts with anything left to write.
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As a new member, I have started lesson 2. So far, the lessons are very informative and have been answering any questions that I have to up to this point. I will probably be moving through them a little slow so that I can soak it all in. Thanks to everyone for being so kind and helpful to me.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, you are moving right along. Great to hear about your progress thus far Melissa! :)
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Hello I started my website, and its a women's store. But I promote on facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Is there a good strategy to use to sell amazon products on social media? My problem is getting sells, I figured out how to promote my links and post in groups in facebook. But how do I get sells though?
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billyghawaii Premium
Some good information for you in case you didn't know.
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des1963 Premium
Hello Alan.
It's actually going to be easier with your website. One thing I've learned is to make sure you set up an account on social media for your website or business. As you post on your website for example. reviews or comparisons of women's clothes or product descriptions you'll post to social media with links promoting your store. Do you have Buffer? Do you know what Quuu is? If you do or don't let me know and I can guide you from there. These things you want to set up now so they are in place going forward, because they will help grow your social media massively. There's a couple more I need to tell you about also that will actually help to put your social media promoting on auto pilot. I'm online now so just let me know and I'll get right back to you.

Best Regards,
Deborah
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thank you Billy Appreciate the information. Blessings I will read through it.
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Hi Deborah , no i have no idea what buffer is or quuu is? How do i set them up , I have a wordpress site.

Thank You,
Alan
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des1963 Premium
Okay, first you want to set up a seperate Google+, Facebook, and Twitter account for your business/website. Once you have done that, you want to set up a buffer account at:
https://buffer.com/

Then go to: https://www.quuu.co/ sign up for free and make sure to have buffer linked to it which you do during sign up.

After that is done you want to go to If This Then That:
https://ifttt.com/

This is a menu of things for different social media where you can have comments auto sent...this is terriffic! It cuts down on the amount of time you spend responding to like tweets and comments.

Also sign up at Quora for free. Ask a question and start answering questions you know the answer to. I try to do 3 a day. You can also join different groups on quora and submit posts...this helps in building your reputation and getting your name out there. Let me know if you run into any problems.
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Thank You Deborah cool. I have signed up for most social media sites I made my own pages for my store. Now I will sign up for buffer.,
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Ok I signed up for buffer and quuu. But what is quuu about, What are those stories for does it post them on my pages??? And which five did you choose??
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des1963 Premium
The best way to explain quuu is it's a blog sharing site. You pick out the best categories for your website and join them. Once you start posting, they will get shared through those groups plus businesses looking for content. What happens is when someone likes your content then they share it with others in their social media groups which can lead to boosting your follows...the same with quora.
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des1963 Premium
If you go here and subscribe to this channel on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsV8UZgsAIr-OXea3aDg6VQ
then you can watch the videos on social media, There is 5 of them. Buffer, Quuu, and ifttt are all fully explained there. All some interesting stuff about Pinterest.
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Wow Awesome This is so cool, Thank you So much Des, Awesome I did everything you told me. Thank you so much for all your help. Blessings.
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des1963 Premium
Anytime you need help just let me know and I'll do what I can.
Best Wishes to you!
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Thank You so much
Blessings
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Good Night
Blessings
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SoulIgnite Premium
As a person who has ADHD I started this course almost a month ago and came upon Lesson 7 and stopped dead in my tracks. I recognized where I was and started to chant to have course to take immediate and deliberate action. So I did Today and the most arduous part was listening to the audio and video it initially did not grab my attention. I was overwhelmed so I watched it in bits took a break and came back to it. I am now moving on to the lesson above Tomorrow.
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Btwh Premium
I found that way is best for me too. Just do what's best for you
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front9agency Premium
Sorry for a copy/paste question, but I wanted to ask here as well:

I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way, but do I have to host at the platform chosen by WA (siteRubix)? I'm very comfortable with squareSpace and have built & hosted several sites there (all of which I've gotten great results with on the SERPs for clients, too. I'm a squareSpace circle member & get premium support if needed there, too.

Why it never dawned on me to try to do this to make money for myself is certainly a question for a WA blog post. :) So...

Is there anything wrong with taking all other aspects of the knowledge I'm getting here but doing my hosting & website creation elsewhere? TA
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dlibreros Premium
I think you should be fine. Hosting your websites on SiteRubix is just a bonus to the WA membership.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Jason, you don't need to host your websites here if you are comfortable with squarespace. WA hosting is just a tool WA offers. You won't be forced or are limited to do certain things. You have your freedom to choose whatever you want to do. WA just provide you with all the training, resources and tools whenever you need them. That's why WA is so good. Some other platforms are very restricted.

Hope this answers your questions and I wish you all the best!
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I am completely new to WA amd just finished my first lesson for the day and the only question I have for now is, how long will it take on average for a new business to make its first sale? I do not mind putting time and effort into anything just as long as I know there is a pay off that is worth while.
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Huffman Premium
You will hear a lot of people say, "It depends on your niche." If you go to your site manager, then details, there will be meters that tell you how you site is doing. You want to do you best to look good for search engines, but that will take a while, possibly up to a year. However, Social Media Promotion and learning PPC which is later on in the training and you can start profiting once you get a good grasp on how it all works. The more training you watch and actually learn from will help you make sales faster. :)
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CobusvdM Premium
I started to make small (very small) amounts from Google Adsense after my second month. I'm almost 4 months in now and I have 2 websites up and running. My search engine trust is going up, though It takes a fairly long time for the search engines to trust your website. If you continuously add new content and follow through with what is taught, you should have decent traffic to your websites within about 6 months. You will be taught on different ways to monetize your sites. My take on it is that the money is made in affiliate sales rather than Adsense.
...Just commit yourself for 6 months before you expect fire works.
I suggest you read the following post:
https://mybusinesswhy.com/define-your-my-business-why
Cheers :)
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MHulsizer Premium
Im right there with you and totally understand what your feeling. Im within my first month and I will be honest with you I have worked my behind off and still havent made a sale. I have gotten discouraged but then I talked to people and listened to Kyle and I realized this is not a scam....!! That's why This is going to make me money!! That is why I just overnight have made my first $0.06 with AdSense. (you'll learn more them later) This program and this business if you stay with it will do what is says! But it will take time! You HAVE to have patience and work hard. A friend from the community told me yesterday, " The only reason people dont succeed, is because they give up." You got this! Stick with it! And if you need anything just holler! We are only a click away!! Best of luck and welcome to WA!
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I just wanted to comment. I was feeling alone and frustrated
about my passion for online success and personal achievement. You find a product you know and understand and begin the process to market and then the wall! So many methods and different ideas where do you turn? I feel blessed to have found WA. In fact WA makes me feel that there is truly hope. Thank you very much for being real and honest and trustworthy. WA should be the very first place people go to start a online business. I can't believe you can truly begin for free although I will go premium the minute I can. Again, Thank you
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Huffman Premium
WA should be the first place people go, but instead of looking for long term online businesses, most people are looking to make $100,000 in a month, then they see making money online as impossible. I'm glad you can see the business aspect. Start small and consistently work on your site(s) and you will start to see more and more success, but we all have to start from the beginning! :)
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MsMerry Premium
I feel the same way Peter. It is so easy to get 'lost' with other programs and WA is where everyone should start if they do not know anything at all. So much time can be saved and you never feel alone. Nicely said.
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jed2017 Premium
pkosta, can I use this as a testimonial? Great comment!
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BeyersT Premium
You going to love it here training is easy and very straight forward if you don have a niche yet I recommend start with the Wealthy Affiliate bootcamp it is good if you feel stuck you can ask me too I will offer help where I can. May you be successful here.
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Thank you, I sincerely appreciate the help. I'm definitely going to get involved with the Affiliate program.
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Absolutely, I can't tell you the peace I feel. I will share my story a bit later. Thank you
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ipitamba Premium
Could someone please help me so that i can get my privacy policy page published? I have updated the privacy policy from SiteContent and I have my SEO pack installed but now i need to do the check boxes to ensure that this page does not get indexed by google or the other search engines. I saw Kyle do it in the tutorial but when i go to the the SEO on my website, i do not know what to do. I am currently at the end of lesson 9..course 1 and i need to move on from here. Your help on this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi ipitamba,

I would re-trace your steps by returning to the specific video that you refer to.

I have, on several occasions, gone back to a previous point in the training, to refresh my memory, and attempt to carry on error free.

Believe me I am not a technocrat, but am able to resolve problems, in W.A., by retracing my earlier steps.

Hope this might be of assistance to you,


Tom.
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ipitamba Premium
Thanks man.. but Kyle did not show how to actually do this. When he was updating the sample policy page in the video walk-through..the SEO page was just below the sample policy page so when he was finished updating, he just moved on and did the check boxes to ensure that, that page does not get indexed by google. But the layout is different on SiteContent...the page to do the check boxes is not there..so when i go to theSEO pack on my website to do this, i do not know what to do. I hope I am not getting too complex here. I am not technology saavy and it's the first time i'm doing anything like this so i need all the help i can get. Please be patient with me
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jmatos Premium
You can select the boxes that say NO-INDEX and/or NO-FOLLOW.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Thanks for that ipitambe, well we are a great pair of non-technocrats, tip-toeing through this maze.

The only thing that I can think of, is to send you a copy of my SEO set up, as done after watching the video.

If this helps, I would be happy to sent it to you,

Tom.
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ipitamba Premium
Okay! Thanks man....that wouldn't hurt either of us....would it? Go ahead man...let me see if that will help. Thanks.
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ipitamba Premium
In the mean time I am going to go back and watch some of these videos that I've already gone through. Thanks again.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Can you give me an email address,

Tom.
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coraldawn Premium
Hi all
I'm going along with my training and searching and close to building my 1st website and wanted to ask does this sound like I'm on track with a niche and my domain

Niche: Moving forward in life after being widowed
Subdowmain: Widow is not an ugly word
Domain: dragonflywhispers (where I want to speak about all topics of moving forward through grief with women and children

Thankyou..coral
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cosmicradio Premium
I think that's a fine area for a niche, Coral. If you wanted to expand upon it, you could consider including not only being widowed, but also divorced. Divorced people probably go through some of the same problems trying to adjust, and that would give you more potential customers. Just a thought...

-Rick :)
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drlumsden Premium
I have domain names and websites that need to be redressed to be of more appeal and value to viewers. I have a design leaning more toward the WA way of thinking: Top Tier, High profit ascending sales. One of the obstacles we have in Canada is that email marketing is illegal. What does WA propose?

DRL
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Becka56 Premium
Building up your ranking in the search engines. I also use social media. It doesn't take as much as you might think.
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drlumsden Premium
OK! Thanks Becka56!

DRL
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rabooker Premium
The well wishes, encouragement and support that I've received since joining this community has been nothing short of amazing. I have no doubt that over time I will meet and exceed my goals with such a healthy environment to learn and grow in.
As I seek to spread the power of healthy living I can't help but be thankful for this community.
#WEALTHAFFILIATES
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maverick35 Premium
Ok guys. So I realized I don't want scrolling blog posts down my front page. Rather, I want menus of my topics at the top, with my articles listed as separate pages -and categorized- under the topic they relate too. Basically a standard website. Is there a tutorial on how to make this happen? Or any tips? Cheers!
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maverick35 Premium
brilliant!! thanks
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GrannyDear Premium
I had the same question!!

thanks a lot!!
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Hello. I have a dilemma. I am a tutor (in person and online) and I have a local business Tibisay Tutoring. I tutor English, Spanish and Dutch. Can I choose a domain name like my business name tibisaytutoring or like my real name tibisayfelida and give info about my offline business and still write valuable content and be successful as an affiliate? Is it possible to do both: branding my name and be a content website at the same time?
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Mondesir Premium
I could not be more happy than I am right now. It feels great for me to inform you awesome people that my goal with this process is to be successful. Being successful has different meanings in ways where it depends on how do you defines success. I wont give up no matter what and I know with hope, I will achieve my destiny.
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Best of luck!
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Good luck
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Wondering about something, for example let's say i want to talk to niche about phones, to be precise i would create a website which will talk about specification of the phones and my personal opinion of them, some problems that may occur and such. Should i make it one brand only or would it be to broad to talk about different brands of phones that are coming out?
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Gunnertwist Premium
You can start out with one brand and then as your site grows add more brands. This will allow you to gain authority on a brand which u can then leverage for future brands and become an authority on them.
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Since am focusing on "cheap flights" for my niche I was wondering what you guys think about just using this as my website page but making my website about more than just cheap airline tickets. The sight would include blogging about places I and other people have visited, tips on traveling safe, gear for traveling etc. " Cheap flights" is a great pair of keywords according to Jaaxy but there are tons of website that offer affordable flight ticket sights that have affiliate programs, I think my sight needs and can be capable of providing more than just that once it becomes noticed. Thoughts???
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AnthonyMLM Premium
If you believe you can bring more the the others then I say go for it. But I'm little hesitate about using the same website name. I would use something little cheapflightsonabudget.com some that still has your keyword but different.
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ok, cool I like that, thanks Anthony!
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RGold1 Premium
Finding a niche. A niche is defined as a group of people looking for stuff. We are encouraged to choose a niche that interests and excites us, and then to choose products within this niche to promote. One topic that interests and excites me is microbiology (this is a topic in which I have a professional interest)...but I don't immediately picture a group of people looking to buy a lot of stuff in microbiology. When I try to get more specific by typing "bacteria" into the search box on Amazon, I see a list of bacteria-related products that people are searching for: treatment options for various bacterial and fungal infections, probiotics, water test kits, microbe growing kits, and bacterial supplements for fish tanks. It seems that I could choose one of these areas as my niche, but I don't know how much interest there would truly be in such a niche. Probiotics might be an interesting niche to blog about, or bacterial supplements for fish aquariums... Are these the types of things I should be considering when looking for my niche? They just seem like such a small market it almost doesn't seem worth the effort.

Alternatively, I have a hobby interest in oil painting, so it might be fun to blog about oil painting supplies. Would this be the safer option?

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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GrannyDear Premium
I agree about the microbiology niche in first instance - however, microbiology could be related to food and wholesome nutrition is related to an overall well-being I am thinking of the miracle kombucha( of great interest for you as a microbiologist) or how to control nasty outbreaks of acne etc etc . Maybe a far stretch -), but delivering a positive contribution though. Probably even Amazon sells those kits with home brewing equipment for beer. And you know by now about the benefits of the 24-hour timeframe on Amazon -).!!

Your second choice seems to be more practical. Nowadays everybody seems to be painting and for you, being an avid painter, bringing up interesting topics, this could be a sensible option.

It is summertime now here in the Netherlands and taking a walk after dinner, I winded up on a terras having invited ( lured is the word -)-) by folks I knew from passing by, with a decent glass of good beer in my hands ( it suddenly struck me ..beer..BEER .... home brewing is so en vogue nowadays!! this is a bacterial process as well!! this is almost a niche on itself!!) ). And it turned out that two of the three or three of the four including me, were painters and artist, with a high quality turn out, as I concluded by the pictures on the mobile - great device btw. This would be of course the perfect.. the utmost excellent opportunity introducing the two of them to my website on painting and art, including a ( THE) page introducing the miraculous benefits of joining WA... but I did not maintain a website as such... hhmm... ...ughhh...

Actually and as you see, I am talking for myself as well -). I have three websites by now, which I truly like ... but none of them has been located in the artsy niche, while I have been considering, dabbling, playing with the idea over and over again and as you see, still do......uh hmmm...

It would be so easy and close at hand - posting up weekly some articles about your personal endeavours on canvas and linen, discuss your wonderful easel, your water mixable oil colour, the joy of indoor and outdoor painting and so on and pictures of your most recent painting/sculpture as well.

Well - this was my take on an interesting niche.

Maybe I should start one more website on the noble art of painting today or before long... !!

Have a great day and all of the success you can imagine.

Let's stay in touch!

Henriette.

PS. Talking about sensible content and the approach of success in general and here on WA specifically, yesterday I put up a post by the name of 'On Luck and Action'. Sensible content I think.
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jbwoody22 Premium
I don't paint very much but I would love to learn I had that run through my mind but it kept running, good luck with whatever you choose.
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RGold1 Premium
These are some great suggestions that have really helped me to expand my thinking beyond the obvious. Thank you for this!
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RGold1 Premium
I appreciate the support! Thank you!
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Vstewart87 Premium
I have recently published my "about me" and "Privacy Policy" pages, but they are not showing up when I visit my site. I feel like I missed a key part of the instruction, but I can't determine where. Could someone please point it out to me so I may revise?
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cramervod Premium
You will need to build a menu and that is covered in course 2.
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Angelien Premium
NO worry's. In course 2 lesson 2 you learn to make a menu. Some themes need that.
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Vstewart87 Premium
Thanks Cramer! I thought I missed it in course 1 because the tutorial shows access. I should be starting #2 soon. :)
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Vstewart87 Premium
Awesome! Thanks, Angelien!
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Angelien Premium
:)
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coraldawn Premium
After being a premium member for a week and was keen to get started..life got in the way, and I was busting at the seams to get started..well Im back again and its midnite in australia and I have this thirst to just learn some more..these training vids are so perfect..thank you heaps
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cramervod Premium
Yeah, life always wants to get in the way of things.
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hwest Premium
I agree, setting aside time is hard
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davidj5 Premium
I'm enjoying the raining videos as well. good luck!
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KatieJ13 Premium
What is the difference between the "domains I own" option alloted by WA with premium membership and the register a domain that you have to pay for? Is that only for if you exceed your alloted domains and do not want to delete any existing domains?

Thank you in advance!
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littlemama Premium
Basically with a free membership, you only get 2 websites which are on the Siterubix.com domain.

Premium members can have 25 of these free websites plus another 25 domains they buy.

Technically you can't own a subdomain free site because it's on the Siterubix.com domain which is owned by WA.

Premium members that buy their own domain are domains they own and can be moved to another web host if you want.

You can't move your free site to another web host because you don't own Siterubix.com.

So, since you are only allotted 2 websites and have used both, you will have to delete one to start another new one.
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RikaSF Premium
If you are registered as a free member you receive 2 free websites which are sub-domains. Premium members can create 25 free websites on the sub-domain and 25 websites on their own domains they have bought.

As a premium member, you can buy domains here at WA or move an existing domain you have hosted somewhere else to WA.

I hope this clarifies it. If not you are welcome to let me know:)

Rika
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Ggatzulis1 Premium
I just finished boot camp and have my website design done
it was frustrating but I remember a former agent friend of mine once said " If it was easy everyone would be doing it" that was me he was talking to at the beginning of my 29 years as a property and casualty agent in Ohio
Nothing comes easy that has real benefits at the end and along the way. I keep telling my partner that with great content and companies that have quality and price built in you will succeed
best of luck to everyone. There is plenty of pie to go around
I just want my piece, whether big or small. Its more than I have right now LOL
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Angelien Premium
Wish you success
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Trying to read through the comments. Someone said anything that making $10,000 in 3 months is a red flag. I was checking out the other site, which this company bad mouthed, because I have a personal friend who does that 8 figure dream lifestyle business and made over $250,000 in 8 months, so far(yes I saw their bank account and they are a personal friend) so to me that is not a red flag, as I know it's possible. But when I was checking them out this site was saying they aren't a good company, but yet bringing me and everybody to this site, and people don't seem to have all positive responses here. Not sure that I would want to be a part of a company who would do something like this. Maybe explain and I will change my mind.
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kdimeo Premium
Hello Joanne,
I apologize if what I said offended you. That was not my intention. Making $10,000 in three months wasn't what caused a red flag for me. It was the guarantee. I don't think those kinds of promises are legit. I'm very glad your friend is having such great success.My intention was not to bad mouth anyone--just trying to give a suggestion and get the person to look a little deeper before getting involved. In the end, only you can decide if a program is the right fit for you.
Best regards,
Kathy
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billyghawaii Premium
It's just good business sense never to guarantee anything because in reality there are more failures than successes in any business.
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Hi there! I'm very inquisitive about the difference between this platform opposed to Keala Kanae's Freelance Marketing Master Class? He has guaranteed 10,000 in the first 3 months. Kyle said it took him a year to become full time. Don't get me wrong I'm a patient guy and hard worker but that guarantee is very tempting. Now, it could very well be a scam but even with this company, I haven't read or seen the proof of any success or monetary substance other than the two gentlemen who started the company.. I'm game for purchasing the premium but tell me honestly with completing all the lessons, how long will it take before I see a lucrative income?
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Barryw1 Premium
How can anybody make a guarantee like that? He doesn't know the people that sign up.

What if I sign up and put in one hour a day and someone else puts in 8 hours a day. Will be both start earning at the same time.

There are too many variables in this business to make any kind of guarantee. I have been around affiliate marketing long enough to know that nothing is for sure.

There aren't any guarantees. When and how much you can earn depends on you not WA or any other program.

I have reviewed many online training programs and the ones that make guarantees are usually not worth the effort.

Just my opinion.
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Greg,
The guarantee of $10,000 in the first three months is a definite red flag. Is there a cost? and how about up-sells? I can't say for sure, but it sounds like a scam to me. You mentioned you haven't read or seen proof of anyone other than Kyle or Carson making a successful go of this. Here is a link of several success stories you might check out. As for being able to tell you how long it will take before you see lucrative income, this isn't a question that can be answered. It is different for everyone. We are all at different levels and we all have different circumstances.

All the best!
Kathy
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Ggatzulis1 Premium
I have been here for a couple of weeks and its a slow process
at least for me......Going thru the lessons is a must. Whatever you learn will aid you immensely but you have to have a goal and put in the time. Lebron James, Michael Jordan and many others put in the time on the blacktop in the heat of the summers to
sharpen their trade....Your in front of a computer.....Work hard
but you don't have to sweat....good luck
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coraldawn Premium
Thankyou Kathy for those inspiring stories..very inspirational
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Thanks Barry
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Thanks Kathy!
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I added my 3 pages. I published them. I did a search on my web link and the 3 pages are Not showing up anywhere. I double checked and the 3 pages are saved and published. Still not showing. What did I do wrong? I reviewed and can't see the 3 links for my 3 pages.
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Dmorrow Premium
Have you added them to your menu? Go to appearance, menus. Click to edit main menu. On the right you will see the pages. Check them and click add to menu. Then update.
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BobBarr Premium
Did you create a menu and add the pages to it?
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karell Premium
Hello, You must do the steps that I already do to see if I am not doing something. Be patient and do it with care.
Greetings.
Aldo Karell
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I am confused! I am reading comments and people seem to be complaining. I was checking out another online at home business, 8 figure dream lifestyle and reading reviews and your company said it was a scam. Are a lot of people making money here. I don't want to continue if this company is a scam
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timtex0077 Premium
This is not a scam. In fact, if you do the training you'll see that Kyle uses an anti-scam site for the demos. Great training here. At least 10 lessons are free. Try it out.

I myself haven't made any money from this site yet. I think it is inevitable that I will.

I think the point of this site (WA) is kind of that it is a training ground, modeled after Facebook in a way. I've gotten so much interaction and help from others on my journey. It's been fantastic.
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Hello, I just checked 8 figure Multiple Sites, .com, .biz, .us, etc. I am not sure which is the parent company and I would be very careful. The difference here is SUPPORT and the many extra's. SSL's are costly per site. Search tools are extra costs. Usually answers elsewhere are given in the form of video only, with NO personal feedback. Here, you get excellent video training AND varied answers from many members. All leading to your answer (destination) although the routes are slightly different.
I would do the trial and the $19 and then see what you think. It takes time to get this all in our heads and to make it work. Just my opinion as a new member. I have 1 day, 2 hours and 15 minutes to upgrade. I will upgrade in 1 day. I Hope you stick around for awhile.
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Appleboy1966 Premium
I am following along with the videos and doing everything the way it tells me to but I still can't get the website to update the changes that I am making. Does anybody have any idea what I am doing wrong? I think I must be missing some step that should publish them to the page.
Thanks,
Chris
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Angelien Premium
What changes do you mean?
Are you now at course 2? There are themes where you have to make a menu. At lesson 2 from course 2 you learn how and your page will be publish.

Hope this was your missing link.
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Appleboy1966 Premium
Thanks. Hopefully that will happen. It just seems from the tutorials that these things like the About Me page and the Privacy Page should be uploading to the website.
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Angelien Premium
Some themes do upload your pages to your website without a menu.

Success
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Me to! My 3 pages are saved and published. I guess when we go further it will work out! Check your dashboard and you will see that they are listed.
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Appleboy1966 Premium
Thanks for the comment. Keep the faith
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Appleboy1966 Premium
I just tried the instructions that Dmorrow gave you on another post and it worked. The pages are now updated to my website. Did you see that post?
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alwilson1on Premium
I started this 15 years or so ago with Clickbank. Then a couple more companies, the most up to date about 2 or 3 years ago with Amazon. I have been building websites for a few years now. I am not advance like you guys are but I do have 2 years of computer programming and a year of electronic engineering.
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TJnow Premium
Hey Al,
this are very helpful preconditions. You´ll dive in much easier here at WA and in developing your website(s). All the best with your adventures.
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alwilson1on Premium
thanks, I'm the new guy so my replies are going to be kind of slow for now but with time they will speed up and thanks again.
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DavidSiff Premium
I am glad I came across WA.I have tried numerous work from home opportunities that never worked!!! I came across WA by doing a review on another work from home opportunity that also came up as being a scam.( I never reviewed opportunities before jumping into them until recently.Not to smart)
I do have a niche I want to promote, but before I go any further I am going to check out the affiliate boot camp.
Glad to be here!!!
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