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://howtolosebellyfatfast.siterubix.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://howtolosebellyfatfast.siterubix.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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SuzetteH Premium
Kyle instructs us to create three initial pages for our website. He explains how to compose the "About Me" page and the "Privacy Page" but leaves us hanging about the third page that he said should be the name of our website or close and relevant. Did I miss something here? Will we be creating content for this page at a later time? Is this page a prelude to what our website is all about?
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What is the Upgrade to Premium about? I am just new to WA.
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It's Great, don't be a spoiler and ruin it for yourself haha lol jk nawl though It in my own opinion I just think it gives you more and you have 24/7 help YAYA! Thats an awesome plus!!You'll enjoy it try it out and see..!!.
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First of all, Welcome. This link my help answer your question.
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how do I get started. I'm new
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Start at step 1 and do the excesses and best of luck and welcome to wa
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Yes. Just follow the training and everyone here helps too. Top notch support! Stay with it!
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does this really work?
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frd Premium
I'm not smartest with working with computers and it works for me, independent now and started in 2015 :)
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NeBro Premium
The things you will learn here are techniques that you can apply to your own, website/business.

Will it work? Well, that's where you come in.

If you follow the courses, take action when required and commit yourself then you have a good chance of success.

Nei
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SuzetteH Premium
I got a 404 msg for Kyle's "about me" example.
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how do I change the name of my website
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Barryw1 Premium
Go to appearance-->customize then depending on your theme mine is site identity.
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FaimiA Premium
Dashboard>Appearance>Customize>Site Title (for my theme)
But if you're asking about changing the domain name, that cannot be done. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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ThomasPye Premium
I am very new here so here is my first question...
Where do I write down my 4 NON financial goals...do i go back to
Join in on this discussion...
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FaimiA Premium
Keep a notebook to jot down any and all ideas that cross your mind. Then go ahead and join discussions pertaining to questions you may have. Good luck!
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ThomasPye Premium
thank you..
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I don't think that you have a "specific" section in the lessons to write these down? I believe Kyle...(I think that was his name lol), just wants us "newbies" (like myself) to write these goals down personally and put them out in plain sight? This way, you always see where you are and whether or not you are meeting your goals expectations? This is what I have done (printed off my goals and taped them to the wall), so if I am wrong,someone can correct me! Good Luck!
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ThomasPye Premium
I put mine out there also...and also wrote them down and will look at them every morning and night to keep focused..
Thanks for the comment
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kacypony Premium
I put mine in my profile.
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ThomasPye Premium
I put mine on paper so I can read them day and night to stay focused. I will probably put them on my profile as well.
Thanks for the comment.
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phyllpascoe Premium
Have created my website. Now to get it going! :-)
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Oli Premium
Congrats :-)
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Very helpful info especially for someone like myself with no experience.
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my money goals are very simple at least to make an average of $20/hr and definitely to create awareness
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ABielesdeals Premium
The lesson clearly explains the basic functions utilized within the website i.e. creating a URL, name, password, choosing a theme, and also explains other functions such as, view, comment buttons etc. However, I question the advice that suggests we use a URL that relates to a single product niche; example- Dog training having a URL dogtraing.com. My online Affiliate sponsored research suggests having multiple products/services on a single website that would not be effectively represented with a single product URL. I assume my website is my store, and like most stores, I intend to sell multiple products on a single website. Is there some rule or procedure that I’m missing?
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NeBro Premium
You don't need some of this so much these days, Exact Match Domains for example no longer hold the weight they once did.

However it is still true that the name must be relevant, it is fine if you plan to sell all kinds of dog stuff for example and your site is called http://allkindsofdogstuff.com but you may run into an issue if you call it http://allkindsofstuff.com because this is just far too 'wide', it is just too general and has no direct relevance to your chosen niche and you may struggle.

In the real world, for example, you would not see a hardware store called Great Soft Interiors, would you? Because it has no relevancy to its niche market, it is the exact same thing in the webby world.

So, of course, you can sell different products, even with dog training, as in your example, there must be hundreds of items you can promote...

You can, of course, call your business/site what you like, and sell whatever you like too, but I believe it would be easier for you if the name had some relevancy to the products and content on a site and are useful and relevant to the niche market and subject area you are covering.

Regards

Neil
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ABielesdeals Premium
Thanks for the advice, I do not disagree with your reasoning. My point is--if I'm selling a verity of several different items on the same site, the niche cannot have a URL that represents a niche for just one of the many products or services being sold on the same site, but rather, must incorporate a URL that pertains to a multitude of product and service being sold; similar to most major store outlets that sell multiple items, such as Macy department stores etc. I may have to place one-way-signs directing visitors to the blog on social media, and other avenues of advertising, that may very-well increase the time element, but isn't building up a customer base the main objective. I value good advise.
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NeBro Premium
The general advice remains the same...choose a domain name that is relevant to your subject area.

I would suggest you narrow things down too because as in the high street you need to start somewhere and you will almost certainly fail both in the high street and the web world if you try to sell too wide a stock/products range to too wide an audience...and if you are in an area with high competition.

The number of products in itself is irrelevant, as long as they are related to your subject area, I could sell 50 different type of flour and 10 different ovens or bread machines and various brands.

If I am talking about baking your own bread, I could even throw in some oven gloves and towels, but placing a garden trowel in there too would just be crazy...

Break your items/areas into categories and maybe you could have sub/micro sites for these areas as long as they are all related to your core niche.

As in your example of Macy's or other Dept stores, each area in the store is itself a niche market, which in turn have sub-niches, for example, clothing, kids clothing, under 5s clothing etc etc...Choose one or two areas not all of them and then you have also access to all the sub niches in those categories, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Yes you are looking to build a customer base of course, but first, you need to generate traffic, and you are going to have to find some low hanging fruit to pick so you can get your traffic moving otherwise you will have no customer base, also without traffic, you are not going to make any money.

If you believe you can compete with bigger companies who sell a whole range of items related or not in a general subject area, then go for it and choose an appropriate name to match your target audience and subject area, as we have already mentioned.

Ultimately what you learn will be easily transferable to any web based presence, whether it is a niche or general subject area, so either way, you will have gained some great insights, your success, however, depends entirely on how you focus that energy and how you employ those skills.

Regards

Neil
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phyllpascoe Premium
Hi Neil, This thread is helping me too because I've been pondering the same. My niche is about Horse Tack of which I can sell many different things inside that. My thought was, and in fact what I did, was to set up my site phyllshorsetack and have a couple of other domains like horseblankets and horsebridles etc and point them too the main site with appropriate advertising for 2 or 3 main types of tack. Am I on the right track there? Of course, further down this track, I am going to be asking how I actually do this! :-)
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ABielesdeals Premium
Thanks for your input, I appreciate the response.
Have a good day.
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NeBro Premium
Hi Phyll, you have a number of ways of doing things, you can have a 'general' umbrella style domain and use subdomains so, for example, say I had a business selling balls, yeah yeah, and it was called something like http://allaboutballs.com

If I wanted to have different areas for different types of balls, I could just use categories and break these up into my menus or I could use subdomain/micro-sites if it warranted it.

So I could have http://juggling.allabouballs.com, http://soccer.allaboutballs.com, and so forth...

Alternatively, you can create your niche sites, such as http://jugglingballsforyou.com and http://soccerballsforyou.com and then, later on, create your 'umbrella' site, http://allkindsofballs.com and then link them if you like...

In your case, you could certainly do a main site/name about horse gear and horse tackle, something like http://horsegearforyou.com and this could easily be broken into categories that could be used on one site, just focus on one area and develop it before you add more.

I think it is important to understand that you need to target low-hanging fruit keywords so that you can actually start to generate some traffic. Also, you need to understand, creating and maintaining one good quality website is a huge amount of work and remember more complex sites and business trying to capture larger market areas are often backed up by a dedicated team of designers and devs.

So though I would always agree with thinking on a bigger scale to some degree, and have a long-term plan, I would suggest you start small and master this before you move onto other bigger plans and a more sophisticated website setup.

regards

Neil
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phyllpascoe Premium
Thank you Neil. That is really good advice. Because I haven't done this before I have really no idea about the amount of work it will take to do it properly. And as I see now, you're saying some of the bigger sites have staff dedicated to developing and maintaining them, that is exactly what I'm trying to get away from with developing this business! So I will concentrate on a couple of areas to begin with and develop from there, IF it is working and if I have the time to do it properly!
I'm old school..when I was 11 (nearly 52 years ago!!) I had a teacher who drummed into me "if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well". I have always tried to live by that...
Thank you again for your advice :-)
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YonasH Premium
This lesson excites me a lot and at the same time confuses me too. For my first niche I touch the subject of numismatic, coins and notes collection, which I want to relate the benefit of collecting.
I am still uncertain how what sort of keywords I'm looking for

Guess I will need to watch the video again and watch the webinar on keyword search with Jay.
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SuzetteH Premium
Jay's webinars are a must. I never get the opportunity to watch them live. Being able to go back and watch them after the airing is a great benefit to the members.

I have watched several of the a few times. They can be a great help for lessons that we get stuck on.
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chasd1 Premium
yes, it can be confusing
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Hello,
Does somebody has done a website about tips or advices of vitamins, event though your profession is not medicine?
Only selfexperience about a brand or tablets...

I will appreciate any advice
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EConley Premium
Yep! I'm a serious health and fitness freak who never takes medicine - or at least very, very rarely.

I often cruise for advice, and some excellent advice comes from ordinary people who do good research and/or share their personal experiences.

Go for it!
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thanks dear :)
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My personal money goals are as follows:

1. Have enough income to continue to be a stay at home mom
2. Pay off school loans
3. Take more trips
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ddthuang Premium
Awesome monetary goals...keep your head down, take one step at a time and you will see things happening. All the best with your online business :-)

Benson
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nice...just good enough for it all thumbs up
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RamonaBrooks Premium
My niche is dropshipping directory. I wanted to know in my description section if I can write about the company Saleho directory which is the product I want to sell. Can I mention them in my description?

I'm not sure?
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yes of course you can anything that could pass a message although im new here too
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VPenchuk Premium
Personally I don't see that having an About Me page is absolutely necessary. Has anyone else opted out of adding one, and still had success in making affiliate sales?
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Karax Premium
sure enough, it is not mandatory and many site owners don't have one, but it is highly recommended to have such page. This adds trust. People always tend to trust more once they see who is behind the website.
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kevinmj Premium
If you're promoting WA or the "make money online" niche then I think it's absolutely important to have an "About Me" page for branding purposes. People join those who they like and trust. Your "About Me" page provides an opportunity for people to get to know you. You always have to think why should people join you and not Kyle, Carson, Jay, me etc. What sets you apart and why should people join you or buy from you?
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chasd1 Premium
that makes good sense
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What age should be maximum to join a job ?
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MissSmiley95 Premium
Can you elaborate on your question?
What kind of job are you talking about and why does age come into it?
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NeBro Premium
150 Years? Or for a baby model, could be 12 months? Under 8s football team, then that would 8 years old or maybe 7 if you truly mean under 8..

I was wondering too, how long is string? And I always wanted to know how heavy a rock is..And I always wondered which evening is best for being asleep at night...

Regards

Neil
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MissSmiley95 Premium
I have no idea what just happened...
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NeBro Premium
I do, there is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man...

This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable...(Play weird music now)

;-)

I had too much soda so have a headache and have gone giddy from sugar...
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garland1 Premium
all your wondering made me wonder what is heavier a ton of feathers or a ton of lead....Twilight Zone indeed
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NeBro Premium
They weigh the same...a ton...or do they....

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition...(Play weird music now)...
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garland1 Premium
Trust me i'm brain dead right cause I do hear the music. Just hope I don't wake up to Rod Sterling tonight. Have a good night NeBro
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NeBro Premium
@Garland haha, yes I am sure Rod is smiling...

Another one that always bothers me in sleepless moments, how long does it take to dig half a hole?

mmmm
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garland1 Premium
To be honest you can't dig half a hole....a hole is a hole(more music)
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NeBro Premium
Darn, caught out again...

;-)

Time for sleep...
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MissSmiley95 Premium
Tonights episode was called 'Way Past Over Tired' featuring NeBro played by Neil and garland1 played by mysterious person I dont know the name of... Plays eery credit music...
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Kaizen1 Premium
NeBro, I am laughing so hard right now.
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garland1 Premium
well what can I say...been burning the candle at both ends and had to take a break with some humor
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No age group should be limited from employment opportunities.
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Hi all my life I've been in to fitness coachingoals dancing ect . Do guys have an idea on what could be very popular I'm trying to create my webside?
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Aspiring Premium
Hi there. I've come across many personal trainers who are now using video to good effect on social media. Usually of themselves talking about goals and fitness, as opposed to exercise demonstrations. These seem to be very popular! I guess because it comes across as so personal and you get a flavour of their style. My husband is more into fitness and exercise than me (but I do my best), and I think the most popular areas in this niche are nutrition, at-home workouts, and motivation. Hope that helps with some ideas, Mara.
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Personal money goals:

make enough money to go on one additional vacation a year.
4000.00 or more.
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The only thing I am experienced in is being a mom, is the "parenting" niche too overplayed? Honestly, I have toddlers nothing can hurt my feelings blunt honesty is the best.
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maun5130 Premium
Hi BrittanyCole, parenting is the need and interesting topic. It is also very good niche. Doing what your enjoying doing niche. Every niche can bring in full time income.

Wish you every success!
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brandonacox Premium
There's a great advantage in joining an already crowded niche. There is instant community. A lot of people are looking for more because it's a good trend. And the world just needs a lot more good parents! So I say go for it.
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Parenting is not overplayed. especially if you can offer some unique information and experience. even better if you can share sound research and application of it. perhaps do some experiments of your own, share your results and get a community of parenting experimenters or something. Toddlers...they won't hurt your feelings. just wait until they can start talking and learn they have the ability to manipulate their world!
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Thank you all! I am not an "experienced" mom because i am still a young mother of 3 but i was just playing around with the idea a little for the moment and brain storming my topics and areas of my own experience and what's worked for me and my children so far
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Brittany,

I think this may help you with your niche question: Let me know if it does or not.

Eddy
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How do I find out what kind of competition I'm going to have in my niche, and how do I find ways to separate my product from my competition?
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AmyPaul Premium
Have you gone through the lesson on Jaaxy yet? That was super helpful for me--using your keyword search to help you look at your competition. Hope that helps.
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Thanks Amy. When I first found WA I thought I knew EXACTLY what I wanted my niche to be, which was selling instrumental backing tracks for working musicians, then as a side sell equipment, and s'ware that those musicians use. However, now I'm seeing that I should wait awhile to sell my own product, and get started selling other stuff. And that actually makes sense. What's your thoughts on this? OH! No, I haven't gone through the Jaaxy course yet. I'm just now picking my niche, and settling on a website. But now that you bring it up, can you summarize it?
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LaurieN1971 Premium
Well i just signed up for the premium but i am not sure of what i am suppose to do so i am going through the training and hopefully i will understand it more once i am done.
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Barryw1 Premium
There are I think 50-70 lessons in the certification course. Follow the lessons ans you will build an internet business.

There is also various subject specific training available. You also have access to everybody here if you have questions.

Just follow the lessons and complete the tasks at the end of each lessons.
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Did someone help me understand the site!
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MsMerry Premium
what do you need help with Brahim?
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NeBro Premium
Dunno, did they? I hope so...

Neil
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iM0hay Premium
- In fact I'm now focusing on establishing my own website within 10 days.
- During next 30 days I'll be satisfied if I make my first commission.
- Professional in affiliate marketing game (6 months)
- Independent and own my unique foundation (Next year)
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great plan!!!
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glbaize2 Premium
Ok, before I complete this training lesson I just had to celebrate. I just got my niche web-site up please stop by and give me a review please.
www.christiancounselingforfamilies.siterubix.com
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vchibueze Premium
oh wow! your page is amazing! God bless you! looks so professional, just in the beginning stages of mine.
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LOOKS GREAT GLBAIZE2
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Passion72 Premium
Hi this is awesome! You've done a great job on your site. Love it. Thumbs up and God Bless You. :)
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Jenefe Premium
Hello, I just signed up today and currently just going through the steps, I have no experience what's so ever with online businesses and of course like everyone else I am looking to build a great online business and hopefully I will be able to accomplish that on WA. I look forward to going through all the lessons before my week is up and seeing if this is something that I will be able to do. I have enjoyed reading post and people's successes and the support that the members give as I have seen is pretty great!!!
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Tluellen Premium
hi jenefe if you need plz message me or kyle for help an welcome a boaed
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Jenefe Premium
Ty Tluellen, I appreciate it
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I am brand new to this also. let's watch each others progress, I'm curious how this will work.
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vchibueze Premium
Hi,

I am a premium member and have chosen my website and domain. whilst on my website there is a message on there that talks about upgrading to premium to get access to more things. do I need to upgrade again to access these items or this just a message I should ignore as I already am premium?
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Tluellen Premium
its your choise more apportunity for help
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PatLemy Premium
No you don't need to upgrade again to access to those things..

Pat
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DaveW1 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Was wondering if you wouldnt mind taking a look at my page and providing constructive criticism if needed.

Also, I'm working on a public computer so not really comfortable importing a pic for website purposes. Any suggestions?

Let me know what i need to do at this end to enable you to view my work.

thanks
Dave
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Celtiyote Premium
Akismet isn't available as a plug in on my page. Help?
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NeBro Premium
You don't need it anymore...You now have server level filtering.

Neil
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Celtiyote Premium
Thank you!
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Hi all! Today is my first day of WA and I want to be as successful as possible. I am starting out with the Start Membership and am planning to sign up for the Premium before my one week is over. My niche focus is going to be baking. Baking is my true passion. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on how to make the topic of "baking" more successful, please let me know. Also if you think baking isn't a good topic, I am open for suggestions! Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your help!
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AliW1 Premium
Welcome! You're going to love WA. Enjoy the journey!!
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The world is a hungry place. I think baking is an awesome thing.
I wish you all the best on your journey :)
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kdimeo Premium
Hello Bailey!
Welcome! You have made an excellent choice in starting your free membership, and I am glad you are planning to become Premium later on. You won't regret it! I have learned so much and come so far, and I know you will too as long as you put in the time and effort.

I think "baking" by itself might be a bit too broad. Do you have a particular kind of baking in mind? For example, baking bread, baking cupcakes, baking cakes, baking muffins...etc. These could all be possible sections on your site. Just giving you ideas...

Here is a great plug-in I use on my site; it's called WP Recipe Maker. I have found it easy to use and I have been happy with it so far. Right now, I am using the free version, but there is a paid premium version I plan to use in the future. For now, the free version serves me well.

I can't wait to visit your site when you get it up and running. I am always looking for new recipes and helpful tips. :)

I wish you all the best! I am around, so please don't hesitate to find me if you have questions.
Kathy
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DavePancost Premium
Hi, Bailey,

Baking is a great choice. There's lots of stuff out there, so that means there's a large market for you to tap into. One thing I thought of is for you to become an affiliate of Amazon and do reviews of baking equipment and kitchen gadgets that relate or assist in baking that they sell.

I think you are on a good track. Good luck.

Dave
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Thank you all so much for your reply! I can already tell how the WA community is so helpful. I'm glad you all think baking is a good topic. I can't thank you enough! The online baking market still has a lot of room for growth from my research and I would like to get in on it before it becomes too saturated.

Shout out to Kathy, although I bake all types of desserts, my main focus is baking cookies. Do you feel like focusing more on cookies to begin with will help my success? Then I can move into other desserts as my success grows. Thank you for the plug in. I can't wait to do some research on WP Recipe Maker. I followed all of you to try to absorb some of your successes and learn from your experiences. Thanks again!
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TAltman Premium
Welcome! What a wonderful topic! Good Luck I am sure you will be very successful here at WA!

Terri
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Hi Dave,
Thank you so much for your comment. Getting affiliated with Amazon was on my list of things to do with starting here at Wealthy Affiliate. I appreciate your help!!
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DavePancost Premium
Sure thing, Bailey. Can't wait to see your site when it's up and running. Please let me know so I can go take a look. Oh, and COOKIES! Yummmm, my favorites. ;-)
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PatLemy Premium
Welcome to WA Community. I wish you all the best in your online Marketing Business.. "Baking" is a good niche..

Pat
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What can you have?
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NeBro Premium
Depends on what you want and who you ask...
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JHall1 Premium
I am searching my domain names for availability. The .com is taken but the org and net are available. Funny thing is the .com for both sites is not active. One is for sale for $1300 (no thank you) and the other is not even ranked at all. Should I go for the org or net version or brainstorm another domain name? I have some keywords that fit the criteria of this training but I do not want my site to be named the keyword.
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MsMerry Premium
can you give us what you are looking at for a domain name? I have used .co as well but .net or .org are good.
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My recommendation is to try slight variations of the domain name, such as adding 'new' or 'best' to it, or 'a1' to make it unique. Definitely go for a .com or .net (second best). You can also think of synonyms for your favorite domain name.
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PatLemy Premium
You can modify your domain a little bit in order to have a dot Com.. if you can't, go with dot Org..

Patrick
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DordPete Premium
I have a .net domain with no problems. That said I would try and get a .com if you can as people will probably add .com if they are searching for a website.
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NadineB1 Premium
I understand Jaaxy is a very powerful tool, but unless you upgrade it is very limited. On the other hand WA keyword tool is included, but there was not enough how-to-training on it, in terms of how to really utilize it.
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MsMerry Premium
Nadine, there has been some training on using our keyword tool by other members. Just look in the search bar above for keyword tool training and it should come up. I just can't remember right off who did it.
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Nadine,
Here are a few trainings that might help you understand how to use the keyword tool. I hope this helps you!
Kathy
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for making that even easier Kathy.
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kdimeo Premium
You Are welcome! I knew where to find them only because I have recently used them :)
Kathy
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NadineB1 Premium
Thank you.
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NadineB1 Premium
Very informative, and easy to follow along. I was updating my site along with the video.
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Oli Premium
I like the way this lessons are structured. Tiny pieces that become a whole picture.
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AmyPaul Premium
Agreed. It's like eating an elephant one bite at a time.
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Evon1 Premium
Hey Darlin!! Amy girl...you stole MY comment!! :P
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i have my niche in mind but i am afraid it may still be a little too broad and having a bit of a time determining what products to promote. i am sure that i am not the only one who starts out with this problem. sometimes i tend to overthink things. could i get some help to maybe narrow things down?
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Oli Premium
Hi whitt, I have encountered the same problems. I think many of us overthink some ideas at the beginning. For me it works well to move on and think about it later. At this point you can always modify things easily. Hope it helps. Perhaps you ask some experienced marketer with your exact issue/niche idea!?
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AmyPaul Premium
If you share your idea here, people will give you feedback if they think it's too broad. I've found that if you "think" it might be too broad, it probably is. There are 7 billion people in the world. We like to find our people. :) Hope that helps.
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Evon1 Premium
Think Deeper...what's your niche subject Whitt? :)

~Evon
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AliW1 Premium
You are not the only one at all. I started a site and everything then switched because I just could not get my niche together. However, brainstorming has really helped me.
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thank you Oli, that is exactly what i have done. Put your head down and move forward.
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thank you Amy, I am very passionate about bow hunting. whitetailed deer to be more specific. i know that it may turn away a lot of people that are animal lovers of all kind and i am too, however hunting is a way of life for millions of people. so my niche is bow hunting whitetails. i know that it sounds broad but i am very knowledge about about this topic and have loads of information to share with people on this subject.
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bow hunting whitetails this is a passion of mine and i have a ton of information in my noggin on this subject.
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KashifNawaz Premium
Hi WA team,
I am really stuck here and need your help. I am a newbie to affiliate marketing and WA, covered a few courses already, but I am not finding motivation to get further lessons unless finalizing my niche.

I do agree with the advice some members gave here that skip this step now and continue your website and blog but I am unable to do so. I want to finalize niche and based on that I want to buy a domain and prepare my content.

What I have learned so far that
I should be passionate about my niche to stay motivated. Let's suppose I am passionate about 5 things.
Now, I need to check if people are searching for those 5 things in a search engine. Yes, almost all of these.
Now, I need to make sure that there is not a high competition. Here go 3 things from the list, already QSR is 400+
So now left two things, out of which, one cannot help to sell any product or service because of its general topic (e.g. home remedies for some disease).
Now left only one thing for which I am passionate,100+ people searching for that and QSR is less than 50. But the problem is, that product or service is available with those brands/organization who don't offer affiliations.

What to do now? Start the process again and again. There are too many filters and restrictions that it is very very difficult to get desired results. Unless I come up with my own product.

I think I came very late to this thing when there is very little space left in the market. :-) Competition is already too much and, I guess, it is very difficult for a newbie to enter in this market and earn some bucks.
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drjec Premium
I don't know what niche you are thinking about, but its important to remember that there are really two ways for your site to become successful .
Choosing the right niche and keywords and gaining a great ranking in search engines sure is one way. Page 1 of google is a goal.
But the other way, is to market you site using social media, email or some other creative means you might think of. Joining groups, getting followers, in all the social media protocols also gets your site out there.
I have a site that is very consumer specific with lots of competition. But there are 3.5 billion people in the world on the internet. When I put a post in one group, with 25,000 members... there are a lot of people that see my site even though I many not be ranked number 1 in a search engine.
If you had a physical store, you would be limited to mailing, emailings and foot traffic. Your customer base for any website is world wide. Okay, enough of the pep talk.
You aren't investing a huge amount of money that you might loose. You are just investing time and creativity. I think you should move ahead.... give it time and see what happens.
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KashifNawaz Premium
Thanks drjec. I really appreciate your detailed reply. I got some inspiration to continue my struggle. Yes, you are right, there is no investment or finance involvement in this. It is a game of work, effort and time.

If you don't mind, I will send you my concerns in a private message expecting some clear answer to my confusions. Thanks a lot.
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Evon1 Premium
I'd like to put 5 Likes on your comment drjec!!! Great encouragement man! :)

~Evon
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DavePancost Premium
Hi, KashifNawaz,

A couple of other issues you might consider that could help get you unstuck: Out of the five possibilities you are considering, which one do you think will provide the most value to your potential audience? What are their "pain points," and how will the five options you are considering help relieve them? What audience problems will your options solve?

Yes, keywords are helpful and SEO is valuable, but there are other ways to generate traffic besides ranking in search engines. Social media, when done right, can also generate great amounts of traffic (although it can take longer).

The important thing is how do you intend to serve your audience? People don't buy from you because of your passion or how much you love your subject. They buy from you if they know you, like you, and trust you and you offer them something that solves an important problem they are facing.

So consider that as you consider your five options, and don't panic if you have lot's of "competition." All competition does is prove to you that there is a paying market out there.

Hope this helps.
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drjec Premium
I look forward to hearing from you.
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drjec Premium
Thanks.
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Hi Colleague,
I beg to differ, think of it like this, there is an Ocean of opportunities ( call them Fish of all species). When you go the beach do you see them? Point is the WWW is like the Ocean for Affiliate Marketing and it could never be saturated enough. Paradigm shift, use what you will like to do as a hobby and what seem tedious with barriers will no longer exist for you will pursue and find ways to get around it. Go sit by the beach and focus on the limitless ways to achieve and when you see the Ocean meet the Sky you will be sailing. Hope this helps.
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NadineB1 Premium
I created my niche website, but I don't know the first thing about writing blogs to fill up my site. I am literally stuck now on what to put onto my site. It seems overwhelming. I don't mind doing the work, I just don't know what to blog about.
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Mari-elle Premium
Hi Nadine, welcome to WA!
Good to hear you are already sure about your niche; is this something that you are passionate about, do you catch yourself talking about this subject to friends or colleagues and do you want to use it to help others? Then you got your niche right there and then it isn't hard to fill a page with quality content...
If not, then you have to go 1 step back in this IM training and for example ask a relative or best friend: 'what do you see as my big desire in life, what is my best talent, what will fit me?'
Maybe you can now answer this question yourself too...

I was so not sure about my niche, I wrote down every hobby from my youth up until now and made a list of subjects (for eventually writing about in a blog on my website). I took several weeks for this but Kyle says that even if you pick something and change your mind later, than that's ok... You have several websites in Premium :)
I am into mindfulness, Law of Creation (LOA), brain exercises, green juices, healthy foods, life hacks and meditation, yoga and I love to dance salsa, Zumba, make pictures and read books ;)
And I want to help people so healthy foods and energy generating habits and routines is my niche ;) I have so much to say about this that I am writing content first (this you will have to do on a regular basis, like every week preferably) and am going thru the lessons at the same time.

Give it time, and keep reading here on this platform and make more friends and you will get clear on your niche/content for sure!
Don't give up just yet, you can do that tomorrow (...tomorrow never comes ;)

Lots of success to you!

Love,
Mari-elle
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JHall1 Premium
I know there was a training Jay did in the last few months and he mentioned he uses the following formula: KwrtW5=nE...(meaning) take the keyword research you do + 5 separate blog posts (who, what, when, why, how) and then you become a niche expert (you become). For example-who makes the best gaming headset-what makes a good headset-when should you upgrade to this type of headset-why you need it-how to use it. These are 5 separate blog posts just to get started. Just tailor these types of questions to your niche, Hope that helps! The training video is "How to be great at something (not everything) in 2017" Look under the WA Live Video Classes.
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NadineB1 Premium
Thanks, I'll take your advice.
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tjitje Premium
Hi everybody,
I would like to create a page with more languages, English, French and German. Is there somebody who can give me some tips. Do I have to create a first the Homepage with the links for each language? How it works? What is the best and easiest way to build a website with more languages? I don't need a translation help, I need help how to build the website. Thanks for any helpful tips.
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drjec Premium
The simplest thing to do is to add google translate. Go to plugins>add new> search plugins. This will bring up lots of translation plugins. I like google translate, but I can't be sure that the translations are good. You choose a plugin>hit install>hit activate. The plugin, whichever you choose, will be on all your pages.
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Valeria1 Premium
I just upgrade my membership to premium but now I can't understand where to go from here...
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Leeside Premium
Click on the green button-Getting Started Here.

Best Wishes
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AmyPaul Premium
When you upgrade, it unlocks more lessons for you starting at Course 2, Lesson 1. If you haven't made it through Course 1 yet (the green button) then don't worry! Just keep going through the lessons step by step. :) Welcome!
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Valeria1 Premium
thanks heaps!
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sorry about the spelling and grammar
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There is a to too take in, feeling a pit lost, will be asking for help.
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Tramsson Premium
Ok, I have been sitting on this lesson for a week, pondering what to put in the pages, where to add or look at the key words, publishing it and looking at it and thinking "what a load of rubbish", looking at other blogs.... feels as though I actually still have no clue of what I am dong and still have so much still to learn before I can feel confident in what I am trying to do......
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MissSmiley95 Premium
I feel the same way sometimes...

I try to remind myself something is better then nothing when it comes to adding content and write what I can. Usually going back later to review and change what I dont like or add more if needed.
We are all here to learn and it should be fun. Try not to be so hard on yourself, you will get there eventually :)

Warm regards,
Joslynn
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ianL2 Premium
don't get hung up on trying to make things perfect right out the gate, get something out there and edit at a later stage as you progress here at WA, this is what I am doing as it is better to take some action than none at all. I find that when I do this it gives me a base for improvement till I get to where I am happy with it.
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HI Just started my self and having the same feeling, there is a lot to learn but just keep going, as we say in the Caribbean better most come. good luck.
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feigner Premium
hey sonia, we all feel like this at the start - even the ones who appear confident, when they read their first posts they soon change them!!
and that is the point - you can change ti in the future, the main thing is to learn the business model. how to setup your site, how to create your first reviews, what to do with keywords, how to look at whats happening on your site.
ok you think 'it's a load of rubbish' have others read it. see if it makes them smile, if it does keep it, if it doesn't change it in the future.
others blogs went through the same process, they probably read what they wrote 6 months ago and added it to the list of updates needed - i know i have!!
the only way you are going to get better is to practice, you will not be perfect the first time - sorry - but with a little practice you will improve.
try freewriting - write for 10 minutes every day about anything, no-one needs to see it so it can literally be anything.
then in about a month -or when you are bored of that - direct your thought onto your niche, write for 10 minutes a day and see what you come up with. it won't be perfect but may give you some interesting ideas for posts.
remember when writing your posts, to write a lot more than you want, then you can edit it heavily and what is left will almost satisfy you.
don't stop on the training, you need to get into the habit of writing and posting, this is the only way your site will grow.
so you can say i'm not good enough to do this or you can practice and become good enough the choice is yours.

have fun
phil
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vaipae2002 Premium
I couldn't agree more. Make a start! Even if it looks horrible, you have at least started!
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vangiemc Premium
Joslynn that is exactly what I do. White what comes to me and then just keep revisiting it. Sometimes the whole page ends up being scrapped for a breakdown to multiple page topics.
We'll get there!
Evangeline
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vangiemc Premium
Hi Phil, I like your idea of writing for 10 minutes a day. Sometimes my day is so busy that I think I don't have enough time to dedicate to writing so I postpone writing for multiple days. Not good.
Evangeline
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Evon1 Premium
Love your comment and encouragement Phil!! Glad to have you in my network Buddy!

Warm regards,

~Evon
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feigner Premium
we're all here to succeed, most of us don't know it yet , so at the start we may need a little encouragement.
just glad be able to help
phil
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PatLemy Premium
Just be patient and you will get there..

Pat
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LDickerson Premium
When I first thought about starting a website I did not really consider a product to sale, but I thought about how I would like to blog and provide support, info, and resources to other single parents. Then I began to think about all of the people that find themselves with that title and the MANY reasons behind WHY they are now single parents and that is when the more specifics that I am really passionate about came to mind...for example, 1. Divorce, separation, co-parenting, custody issues, effects on the children, support systems, dating again, blended families... 2. Death of a parent/spouse, parenting through the grief, getting help for the children, helping children "remember", re-marrying, etc. 3. Addiction, recovery, relapse and prevention, helping children understand, enabling, etc. 4. A parent in prison, staying connected with your children, trying to stay a family with a parent who isn't in the home, dealing with the embarrassment, etc. 5. Artificial fertilization, decisions behind becoming a single parent on purpose, how it can effect your children, etc.
So, as you can see...the topics are ENDLESS!! Is this too broad of a topic? If so, how should I try to narrow it down? What are some suggestions on which direction I should take this??
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Joey1973 Premium
Speaking from experience as a parent that was in prison. It was very difficult as times to find ways to kept in contact with my children. I have 3 children who I really missed when I was incarcerated. So, if I were you that would be one my focuses
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MissSmiley95 Premium
What wonderful passions!

I think that would all work in beautifully into one site, though it will take a long time to put together. My suggestion is you pick one topic and focus on that until you have covered as much as you can and are happy with it then add another one topic and continue the process.

I can see a site like that becoming very big :)

I wish you the best of luck :)

Warm regards,
Joslynn
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Evon1 Premium
Hey there Lindsay!

Boy do you have a host of GREAT niche ideas...

BUT!! Woah Bessie! YES! You have a lot to address, however, focus on one thing that HITS you at the core more than all the others. Hard, I know, with all those hurtful issues we come in contact with every day as hurting, broken people. Been there, done that...too many times to count.

Meditate on all of these and allow a bit of time for one to rise up to the surface. When that happens, focus on that one..then in time you can address more of the others, maybe.

What 'ONE" hits your core more than the others. (the devastation children face, with no fault of their own?) I already gather from your post that you could talk about each of these FOREVER! I know I could.

Does this bring some clarity?

Welcome and Blessings on all you do here at WA,

~Evon
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123iyatrahma Premium
COULD. I. CHANGE. MY. STATUS. TO. A. PREMIUM. Member
STATUS. AND. Pay.
Monthly.
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kdimeo Premium
Yes. Absolutely!
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AmyPaul Premium
Absolutely. There are buttons all over your page that give you the option to upgrade your membership at any time! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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AmyPaul Premium
You might not have noticed, but others have already addressed your first question. In the top right you will see a "world" icon that is green when you have notifications. Drop that menu and you will see that people responded to your question. Hope that helps. :)
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PatLemy Premium
Yes and yes. You can do that anytime !

Pat
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How do I make categories on my site? I've published my pages but am not seeing them when I view my site.
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NeBro Premium
Hi P4tch, check this out re categories, http://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/category/

Regarding not seeing your pages, you need to make sure you have 3 things going on here.

1 your pages are published and not still in draft mode http://easywpguide.com/wordpress-manual/saving-and-publishing-content/ which you seem to have done but just make sure...

2 and 3 You need to have a menu setup and added to the 'Manage locations' http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/ because some themes have multiple menu points so WP needs to be told which goes where for it to appear in the appropriate place.

Post back if this does not help.

Best wishes

Neil
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Tyvm Neil I hadn't managed locations yet. Off to create more content, thanks again for the help.
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123iyatrahma Premium
Can I change my program to a premium member
of Wealthy Affiliate
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