At this stage of the course you should have your website created! Congratulations, this is a big accomplishment!

Looking back to 2002 when I started my career in Online Business it took me 30 days just to figure out how to build a website. There definitely weren't any platforms like the Website platform you have access to here. What takes 30 seconds now, took 30 days back then.

How things have changed!

In this lesson we are going to be walking you through the process of the initial website set-up. This includes the removal of "default" content that is installed with every website as well as a look around of the back office of your website.

Additionally, I am also going to be walking you through the activation of your "Plugins" and be walking you through the benefits of the plugins (feature extensions) that have been installed automatically with your website.

Below is a video walk-through showing you the process of setting up your website. Click play to watch the "Setting Up Your Niche Website - The Initial Steps" video below.

 

Task 1: Login Into Your Website Back Office

In order to do this, you need to log into your website. This is very easy to do and can be done using the "Log In!" button (as shown below).

This will automatically show you all your users you have associated with your website and from there you can log into your website.

No more need for manual logins and the passwords within your account are encrypted and secured using SiteRubix technology!

You can also find your website login details, username, and password within the Details link on your SiteManager dashboard.

Task 2: Activate and Update Your Plugins

After you login, you will see your Wordpress administration dashboard for your website (see below).

This may look completely foreign to you if you have never logged into a WordPress website before, but don't worry, you will get the hang of this and there is a ton of help here within the community to work you through any questions/issues you may run into.

Wordpress is the most powerful and widely used website platform in the world. It is used by over 30% of ALL websites (millions) and it also has a wide range of "add ons" known as plugins that you can use extend the functionality of your website.

When you install website here at WA we pre-install three of the most useful plugins with your website automatically and your first step is going to be activating these plugins.

You will see the All in One SEO plugin, which we will be setting up in the next lesson. This is a plugin that is going to help you get found and ranked by search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

You will also see the Classic Editor plugin, which is already activated. This gives you access to the classic editor when you upgrade and create posts within your back office, which is preferrable (in particular when getting started) to the new and more modular editor. It is going to make your life a lot easier and it is already set up for you so you have to do nothing from you end.

Lastly, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is going to compress and optimize all of the images on your website automatically. This is really sophisticated and advanced platform that is going to lead to better website speeds, a better user experience, and better search engine rankings. This is already set-up optimally for you.

Task 3: Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments

Every new Wordpress website that you install will come with "default" or dummy content that is added with every website install. You want to get rid of this content before you can start creating content that is relevant to your niche.

The first thing you want to do is delete the default post that is added with each website.

Click on the Posts button, within the side menu.

This will take you to the posts page where you will go to see a list of all the posts on your website. A post is simply a content page on your site (we will be explaining them in more detail later).



Simply "mouse over" the post area and it will reveal the post management buttons. You will want to then click the "Trash" button. This will delete the default "Hello World!" post.

Do the same with the "Pages" link as well. There may be a few different Pages, including the Privacy Policy page. You can delete all of these pages as we are going to be starting fresh with our own content and starting the build out process of this in upcoming lessons.

**Do note that there may not be both default Pages and Posts. If that is the case, just move on.

That is it for this lesson, nice work! You now have a live website that is set-up and ready to go. This is your own Internet "real estate". You will use this website to connect with your niche and ultimately earn revenue through. This website is your foundation for building a successful online business!

The next lesson we are going to be showing you how to get your website ready to rank in Google and other search engines!

If you have any questions about the set up of your website, please scroll down and leave them within the comments below.
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Good day Everyone!!

Just to be honest, I'm on a really tight budget now. I just want to know if it is possible to earn just by using the free starter plan? I'm really serious to learn about the training and If i got the chance to earn using starter plan I will surely upgrade my account to premium. Thanks in advance if you will share your experience using free starter plan.
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DCW2000S Premium
Honestly, it is doubtful. This is a program that takes time to build. You have to be devoted to constantly adding new content to whatever category or niche that you decide to go after, but it does take time?

I have been doing this quite a while, and I have been back here since July 3rd. I haven't made any money yet and I don't really see it coming soon, but I understand how it works so I have not been pushing to make money either.

I am just going with the flow and things have a way of falling into place. "A watched pot never boils", if you know what I mean?

Good luck whatever you decide.
I will tell you this, after a very exhaustive research into this I have finally decided to stay here and just follow the training. One of the biggest tools this membership has to offer is the community!

There are 1.4 million members in 193 countries and they have been online as a company for 14+ years.

This is the strongest community of like minded people I have found online. There is a lot of knowledge here! You can take that to the bank!

Good luck my friend,
David
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Thanks David for the honest feedback. I can really feel the support of the community. Thanks for giving a positive advice. I will put all the effort than I can to be successfull on my journey. I hope for the best to all of us..

Regards,
JE
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ariesight Premium
You could, but you'll have to do a lot of research on your own about how everything works.

If you want to stay on Starter, what I recommend is:
1. Go through the first level
2. Watch any other training you can as a Starter
3. Focus on writing A LOT and consistently.
4. Find a free keyword tool. Ubersuggest is one I like.
5. Use Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to have your content indexed faster.

After 4-5 months, see your progress and decide how you want to proceed.
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Thank you for your advice. I deeply appreciate it. I will follow you tips.

Regards,
JE
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ariesight Premium
You're welcome. :)
I hope you stay around!
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Ropesa Premium
I promised to share this post by AJ, with anyone who might benefit from it so here it is Please read it it might help you, find ways to make extra cash to be able to pay for your membership.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and I truly wish you success, may you look back one day and remember how you started and how far you've gone.

Rose.

P.S, remember, you can work on your 2 Siterubix sites for up to 6 months, so keep working.
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Ropesa Premium
yes, this is a great answer too.
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Really!! these answer given by you is very very helpful for the Starter. This help a lot of people .
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Debs66 Premium
Hi, Je,

Wealthy Affiliate is not a ''Get Rich Quick Scheme.'' There is a potential to maybe share out your links to family friends or on Social media and you may well get a referral that way.

That is one of the awesome parts of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as you become a member you are already accepted as an Affiliate.

Your Unique links are all in the $ sign top right.

To be honest if you want to earn serious money then you will need to go premium. I will be truthful with you although $19 doesn't seem like bundles to some it is to others. So I would never judge anyone on that. I was a broke Mom when I started out.

Thank fully W.A. changed all that for me it was the best $19 investment I have ever made and that was back three years ago now nearly. I haven't looked back since. I still get excited at learning new stuff everyday.

We are always kept in the loop here and up to date with the way Google is forever updating and changing. The internet is evolving all the time and we are lucky to evolve with it too.

The training here works simple as.

You seem to have the right mindset already and want to get stuck in.

What I would do if I was you is, dig deeper into the free training you have here. You will have access to tons more helpful training from the community here if they have their posts turned on for newbies.

Keep writing lots of quality posts in your website.

Write content that will inform and help your audience. Quality helpful content. Answering the questions you think your customer needs. There is bundles to write about on any niche.

Use up all this time you have and keep learning and keep writing new articles. Keep sharing out those links. Then when you are able to go premium you will be well in front to take on the next lot of training modules.

Wealthy Affiliate is a brilliant platform but premium is certainly the best way to go.

Wishing you all the best in all you do!

Debs :)
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MartineB Premium
Another question. I created a site specific email address. Under Settings within the back end of the site the original email that I used to sign up to WA is in there. I'm not sure whether I need to change it to the site specific email in order to receive emails from readers etc or that if I do this I will not be able to receive emails from WA to my original email address. Make sense? I want to use my original for all messages from WA or members but not for readers of my website. What to do?
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allancurtis Premium
In the Websites --> Site Manager --> at the top of the page is the Email Button .. you can set up as many email addresses as you like for your domain.
You can then use that email on your website for notifications, etc. or any other use you wish ...
You can also setup forwarded email addresses so that the mail goes to your default email box, even though it comes from different sources with different email addresses.
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MartineB Premium
Thanks Allan :)
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MartineB Premium
I created a new gmail email and so when I try to put that in the site email section it doesn't allow it.
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allancurtis Premium
No ... you can only use the gmail address if you are forwarding e-mail from your domain to google. You can do this but you need to follow the instructions for Forwarding Email.
Allan
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MartineB Premium
Oh ok, so if I use one created via WA where do I find the inbox?
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Hi, currently if I choose only to be monthly member, can I upgrade my membership to 6 months or yearly at any time? And in future if I am yearly member then can I cancel my membership at any time? Is there any member cancellation charge? Please let me know. Thank you. Have a great time.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Yes, you can upgrade at any time. And you can cancel at any time as well. There is no cancellation charge, but there are no refunds either that I am aware of, so you probably shouldn't go for a yearly membership until you are absolutely certain this is a business for you. Hope this helps :-)
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webcash2us Premium
You can upgrade at any time and there's no cancellation fee, however there's no refunds and if you are yearly you pay that all up front. Yearly is the best way to go for the best savings.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I will answer part of this. You can upgrade as you like. If you do I suggest you wait until the Black Friday special starting the day after American Thanksgiving.

As for cancellation costs, that I haven't looked into but if you have a website, to keep it you will have to transfer it out of WA and I believe that costs.
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I would like to do the same
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Hi Kyle/Carson/ community
I am interested in getting into solving the unemployement problem because l know there are more jobseekers in the job market than the jobs that are available which accounts for the term that exists i.e. "unemployment rate". So l want a niche that says options to the 9-5 job model. Is this fine as is or can you tailor-make it to suit a niche phrase. I just think if people are helped to look outside of the job hunting conditioning the world would be a better place and there will be less of struggling amongst the world's population and families' lifestyles can be improved and upgraded and you will not have children not being able to go to school because there is lack of financial support and many of the other social ills that confront the world today.
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KNTBUCHANAN Premium
I've researched this topic a little myself, plus going through it myself too!! I do know that Indeed has an affiliate opportunity if you would be interesting in this?? You can blog about this topic that you are passionate about & add their link within it & make some commissions along with helping others?? Hope this helps & good luck, Ken
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Great to hear from you Ken!!!. Thank you for all this help, it will help me a lot. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. Have a great day further.
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Hey everyone it seems like WA need more effort but m glad there are people here who answer questions axacle as you wish to be answered to achieve my goals it would be a long journy that need faith and focus i thank you all guys as m new here.. How much to pay for 6month or 12 month premium
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - 6 months is $234 and yearly is $359. There is also a special Black Friday deal for $299 for a year coming up next month.

Make sure you are fully committed to the program before you pay for 6 months or a year, as there are no refunds.
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does that come with web hosting
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, premium includes hosting. You are given 25 free websites and can also host a further 25 purchased domains.
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hey guys=).I created my first website but i have inadequate information on how to start blogging, what do i need inorder to write a blog that is going to have a lot of traffic, and also since i'm trying to generate income online... is there a place where I have to include my payment details.
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cramervod Premium
That is actually what you are going to be doing yourself. Learn how to create the right content for your niche so that you do figure out how to gain the most traffic.

Since no niche is the same, there are only tips and tricks that you can learn from other bloggers by studying their individual websites.

That Is also why you will want to know who your competitors are. Affiliate links and making money come last after you have learned how to get traffic to your offers.

But the best way to do it is to answer questions that people are already searching for. That is where keywords come into play which you can guess or you can go right to the groups where your target audience hangs out.

That way you can interview them or survey them to find all sorts of things out which will help you to design the best content that attracts them to your website.
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Thanks very much Cramervod for the wonderful advice=)
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cramervod Premium
One trick is to ask your target audience which products they have tried, which things they are aware of, and which ones that they wouldn't try.

That is a part of the interview or survey but it can assist you in knowing who the competition is exactly.
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I'n South Africa joining premium I'm unable right now as I've been confined to therapy and home. Dudes, I need to burst out and bring Tanya back! As soon as I'm able, (gonna backslide n hustle it up), I gotta comeback with that bang and make my family proud! M sure they so bored Koz they were supposed to be guiding me, but what guidance to give to someone confined? I am indeed glad and have read enough to reboot my inner strength that I KNOW I still have. God help me, I'll be back as soon as I'm premium!
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hotelma Premium
Hello Pinnaclnp,

I'm glad to see you have rebooted your strength. Keep that encouragement growing and you will achieve your goals. Remember that you're always bigger than your circumstances.

Good luck on your projects!
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RoopeshG Premium
Cool Tanya.Looking forward to your return.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thank you to whoever left me a comment in answer to my question about whether to get a .com or a .org domain name. It popped up, I read some of it and then it disappeared! And I can't locate it, but thanks whoever-you-are!

Basically they advised me to get a .com if I intend to make money as a .org is generally used for charities and not-for-profit businesses.

I had already bought the .org but have since purchased the .com

Now my question, is what do I do with the .org domain I don't wish to use now? Is there any way of 'unbuying' it?! And if not, is there any way to offer it to someone who might want it? Or is there still some way it could be useful to me that I don't know about? I just don't want to own something that I won't use that someone else could benefit from.

Thanks!

Woodsie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - although a .com is seen to be better, more recognisable internationally etc, you could still use your .org as another site in the future, perhaps for a different niche. One of my sites is a .org, and I have had no problems with it, as regards indexing and being found in Google searches.

Once purchased, it is yours for a year. You could maybe sell it or give it away. However, if it is the same name as your .com domain, perhaps you don't want somebody else using it, as they could be in competition with you!
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi Diane

Thanks for your reply. I guess I'm still unsure which one to use now that I own both:


www.personaldevelopmentbooks.org

or

www.personalgrowthbook.com

?

How can I decide which is best? Any opinions welcome!

Thanks!

Woodsie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, just my opinion, the .org sounds like a selling site, as though it will just be book reviews. The .com seems better to me, as it can be interpreted as both a site which has advice and articles, plus the opportunity to purchase.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Ah great! I’ll go with the .com as you suggest. Thank you so much Diane for getting back to me on this - appreciate your help.
Have a great day!

Woodsie
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MartineB Premium
Ok, so I registered a domain and then was at the point of choosing a design but exited to look at something else. I now can't seem to access this site to add a theme. I've tried through site manager and site builder. When I click site manager it asks me to logon to WA but then takes me to the setting up a domain page. Can someone help please. Thanks
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cramervod Premium
If you didn't pick a theme you didn't build the website yet. So, you will want to go through all the steps at the same time.
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MartineB Premium
Yes, I worked it out eventually....thank you
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cramervod Premium
:-)
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omw
Kyle & staff ...

although I have really just started my journey, I have not been able to avoid a theme. The arrow or mouse seen throughout each presentation is sometimes very difficult to follow. This in part due to my being a newbie. Another reason is due to the size of the mouse or pointer and the fact that it blends so well into the background. you can imagine how this could give attendees a rather nice headache.

May I respectfully suggest an edit on the presentations going forward? I recommend a dark color (red) circle to house the mouse or pointer of sufficient size to be spotted instantly. This will also help encourage viewer attention span.

Thoughtfully ...
- Brian
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Brian

I have my share of vision challenges too. Have you increased the size of the screen when you are watching the training? I didn't to start off with and it is so much more difficult to see what is going on that way. You can also increase the size by clicking on the three dots on the top right hand of your screen and select zoom.

Hope this helps you.
Blessings
Louise
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omw
LouiseBT ...
Hi pretty lady!!! Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading both it and your bio. you are an interesting young woman.

While I AM still learning - ARGGHHHH, I am aware of the screen information you shared. but as I posted (I think), my issue is not the screen, but the mouse or pointer on the screen. I have watched presentations with the mouse as we see at Wealthy Affiliates - HARD to find AND follow; and I've enjoyed presentations that displayed the encircled mouse - MAJOR difference. Much easier to follow and to understand the material presented.

I also posted because I know I am not the only one concerned about this, but I am probably the only one to have posted about it.

I LOVE that you shared what you have in your profile. I would love to meet you in person.

Again, I appreciate that you posted!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hello - realistically is it recommended to set up a website with your own domain to drive traffic to your site? I'm conscious that my content won't show in google searches with a free site. I am more than happy to invest and pay for the premium membership once I've familiarised myself with the WA site and the introductory training :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Rachel
I think you will be pleasantly surprised (in fact, I know you will be :-)) My siterubix site was ranked by Googole in no time at all. You really do not need to commit yourself to buying your domain at the outset.
Wishing you every success!
Blessings
Louise
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Thank you for your reply :) That has definitely given me some confidence to make a start. Blessings and light to you also.
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LouiseBT Premium
My pleasure, Rachel!
Go for it and don't look back, you are on such an exciting journey now. :-)
Blessings
Louise
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steveo013 Premium
Thank you Rachel for asking this question, and Louise for answering/providing insight as I was thinking the (exact!) same thing as Rachel!

Best regards,
/Steve
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M97
I really like what you said
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi there people! Happy Monday! Any help on this niche thing will be appreciated!

I'm a singer songwriter with a small YouTube channel. I have no albums to sell yet but will do further ahead. When I think about writing to promote products, the stuff I would get excited about is personal development books and courses, and spiritual books and courses. I may write a book myself at some stage.

My songs are uplifting songs with a positive message that would appeal to people who are interested in personal development and spirituality. So there is a link between my music and the products I'd like to promote.

Would it be best to have 2 separate websites, keeping the music spearate, or have it all in one place?

Woodsie
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JKulk1 Premium
I would definitely gave two seperate niches. You don't want to confuse your audience. Jim
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Woodsie1 Premium
Okay - thank you so much for the advice Jim! Appreciate the quick reply. Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Hello.. I'm new here and I had a couple questions I was wondering if you guys could answer! 1: I was needing to make some money to be able to supply for myself and help myself in times of need, as I have tourettes and other disabilities that cause me to not be able to work. So I was needing to know how fast I can get money started on here, and if it's easy? 2: I needed to know some tips on how to make a website people would be interested in and ways to get money easily throughout it? I have goals I wish to achieve! Thanks in advance.
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Hi Daiisuki I'm new here as well hope we can really achieve our goals soon.
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Palatia Premium
Hi Lisa, This isn't a get rich quick opportunity but some people start to earn pretty early on. It is one to look at the long game. To build something solid that will sustain over time. As far as your niche, almost anything will work with over 4 billion people on the internet. Choose something you are interested in or are knowledgeable about. Maybe even a disability? It should be something you'll stay interested in for the long haul. :) Hope this helps.
Paula
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Habanero Premium
Hi,

SInce I'm a bit familiar with WP, I went on and created an about me page and a couple of categories that can be seen in the menu section of my website. Yesterday I followed the instructions in the training and published a private policy page plus updated my about me page according to the template in Site Content. Today I can't see the private policy page. What can be the problem?

Thanks
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Dale123 Premium
You just mentioned you "published a private policy page"... If you made it private you won't be able to see it unless you're logged in. Go to your admin panel, click all posts & check from there.
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Habanero Premium
Thanks Dale! I've just finished the training on creating a menu and it turned out that since I already had a menu in place, the privacy page needed to be added to that menu in order for it to become visible.
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andrewpty Premium
Since I work at a Web Agency and I'm every day building websites for customers I really would love to promote hostings, Plugins, WordPress themes and so on...just because I really enjoy looking for the best solutions for my customers at the agency I think I can do this in a larger scale. Do you guys think it could be a good niche? I guess there is lots of competition out there related to this niche...could this be a problem?
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Hey Andrew, It is my opinion that anything can be a good niche. Even if it is a popular one the fact is that you will bring your own spin to it making it unique. Since you have experience in this area, I think it would be worth your while to dedicate one of your websites to it.

Of course, you will get additional advice on this situation from others in the community then you can make a good decision.

To your success,
Claudia
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nathaniell Premium
There will be competition in ANY niche, and that's a good thing. It means people are making money! You'll have to work to establish yourself in the niche, but everyone has to work. I wouldn't worry too much about competition at this point.

Imagine if there was never any room for new businesses. People would have stopped opening coffee shops long ago!

If you focus on creating good content, the lazy people will drop off, and you will gain authority in time. Even if you aren't #1 right away, you can pretty easily establish yourself in the top 10 sites in the world on any niche if you stick around long enough and focus on growing your business.
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I guess the first question that comes to mind is, would it be better to choose a more obscure niche that will rank higher in
Google because of less competition or choose something more popular that will get more traffic,
I'll keep going with the lessons and see if that is answered.
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Its all in your wording which words can you use the are mostly used in there search bars
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MartineB Premium
Hello Kyle/anyone that can help, do you suggest just one product/service per site or is it viable to have a general category e.g. Babies and then on your site have categories such as clothes, sleeping, car seats etc (I'm not using this by the way just after your opinion).

Also, can you suspend your website from being live whilst you are working on it?

Thank you
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JKulk1 Premium
Some people sell one product, others sell many.It's up to you. Jim
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MartineB Premium
Yes, just wondered what was more effective. My gut says one product. Thankyou
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MartineB Premium
Ok, so, I'm thinking about my niche and I'm pretty sure I'm overthinking. I am a coach, have been coached, see the value in it so think this might be the area but think it's too broad and probably have to be more specific. I suppose the issue is also that in order to promote others then I would need to really know whether or not their products/services are above board and of value. So I'm getting caught up. Then I think my other interest is actually enlightenment/meditation etc. I have practised and continue to be on my journey. Again though, it's knowing to whom you are referring. Perhaps I am getting ahead of myself???? I am also an avid reader, love love love books. I love to write and love to teach or share what has helped me in terms of coaching and in relation to my journey of enlightenment. Overthinking? Overcomplicating? Yes!
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jamesprc Premium
Hi Martine, your thought process is very understandable. But one thing you need to realize is this: It is going to be your audience who will decide what content they enjoy the most.

When starting out, it's great to have some kind of content plan. But once you start receiving traffic and comments, that's when you'll see which of your content gets the most attention. Then you'll have to go deeper on those topics.

Very often, it won't be the articles that you personally thought were the best... I think in 9 out of 10 cases, I'm surprised which of my articles get read the most.

However, to reach that point you will have to write A LOT. A looooot of content has to be added to your blog.

So here's the best advice that I can give you:
- Take a topic where you see yourself writing every day for a full year. Don't take a topic where you cannot see yourself doing that.
- Pay close attention to which of your content gets the most traffic, comments, or social media shares. Then think about how you can expand on those topics.

Growing a blog is a process that you cannot plan from its inception. It's a dialogue with your audience and readerbase, you will grow together with them.

Hope this helps!
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MartineB Premium
Thank you
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ClaireAnneC Premium
Thank You very much for the awesome website builder and the help w all of this to Kyle and Carson and The Community for making it less scary confusing and like I am actually for once not stuck on the same few spots that make me give up and say ... I will try again tomorrow... I am really excited to introduce the topic in a blog or two then to bring my company into it and yesterday studied up took notes feel like I am really learning about my niche to expertly tell a story about it. One thing I have personally noticed is that when you do pick a topic that you truly are interested in and find fascinating or that you really can help someone out w their problem or future as opposed to just any product that you are so so about it really does make it that much more exciting to want to write something compelling to possible really start a following or get ranked highly on Google. Within the week WA has truly given me the confidence to think Skies The Limit. That is Awesome for someone like me who is in between jobs kind of struggling financially at the moment and a week ago was going “crap now what” to just a very much more positive outlook... so Thankful...
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steveo013 Premium
Fantastic Claire, THAT's the spirit!

Continued success,
/Steve
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Hey, Kyle! What do you think of a niche called "Crazy Cowboy Boots"? Really different boots with lots of color that stand out. I have been in the music business all my life and i want to try to attract stars (for one reason; they have money to spend) and for another reason; I have always LOVED cowboy boots! My hero and heroine was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, for heavens' sake!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's a great idea, I love cowboy boots! However, one thing to be aware of is that all the images on your site have to be copyright-free, you can't just copy and paste them from Google or other websites.

If you are thinking of promoting brand name boots, they will most likely be trademarked. This won't be a problem once you have joined relevant affiliate programs, as they will supply the images.

Just be mindful of the fact that initially, your images will just have to be generic boots, no fancy named brands.
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jdsjave Premium
That certainly is niche! Could it be too niche?
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I'm going to need to see if there was a scholarship that I can I'll be in on because I have no money on my cards at all I've been working trying to do things on the internet to make some money so I can pay for such a good deal like this right here you know but I haven't received no money so I'm kind of in
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Im hearing you Dwight
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Ok let's do it what's my job description
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LOL it's really kind of confusing but once you start looking at everything and start figuring it out next thing I need to do is get my site and found my Google you wouldn't even believe what I went through to get here it's kind of a nightmare should I get some money on my cards I'll be uploading I think the premium have a good nite
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Please, I need help, I signed up today but I can't understand the video lessons because they are all in English and I can't understand what is being said, how do I follow the walkthrough and understand what Kyle says ?
I'm Brazilian and I'm currently using Google Translator to send this message. Helpe me please!!!
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi. If you use the Google Translator for Websites, you can change the language of the Website. The Training that is described in Text, is the same Training that is provided in the Video.
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Reginald18 Premium
Hi! I want to choose my niche but I have so many things in my mind that I have to choose from. I am passionate about helping people about opening a platform for business people to market their business in my site. and on the hand I want to make with pay per click business, the list is endless. anyone help me to choose the right niche.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi! To narrow your Niche down, 1st determine what are you most passionate about. If it helps, write down a list to make it easier to focus. Make sure that it is something you love. The more passionate you are about the topic, the more that you will be able to find content to write about. Next, write down, different questions that you can break it down into, to answer.

Niche Example: How to make Candles
- How to make Container Candles
- How to make Pillar Candles
- How to make Votive Candles
- How to make a Candle with Paraffin Wax
- How to make a Candle with Soy Wax
- How to make a Candle with Palm Wax
- Different types of Candle Wicks
- Are Wood Wicks better?
- Why you should never color Candles with Crayons
- Is it safe to add Glitter into a Candle?
etc...

The more topics you can think of for your Niche's that you are considering, the easier it will be to write an article for. At the end, whichever Niche you can think of more topics for, would be a good place to start. You can always add another Website later, once your 1st Website has been built and has Traffic flowing in.
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careye24 Premium
Hey everyone! I'd like to run my idea across you guys in terms of a niche because I'd like to get some feedback... so what I enjoy most and what I am passionate about is overcoming struggles such as domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness... I'm passionate about it because I've been there and dealt with a lot i t. But do you think I just need to pick one or can I talk about all of it?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Carey & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good question and all questions are good ones here!

... best to choose one that you feel most interested & knowledgeable about in writing lots about the topic in-depth over an extended period to scale ..

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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careye24 Premium
@keishalina9 Thank you! I'm just a little torn on which way to go now because now I've started thinking about the niche of self-worth and self-love for women! I may just have to ponder on it over night
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's all ok -- perhaps write down a list and then look at it again later ... sometimes, it's helpful to put it down on paper or in your tablet just so it's not cluttering up the ol' noggin too much!

... enjoy a fabulous WA journey! ...

and yes, there's lots to learn -- take it easy on yourself and it's step-by-step .... :)
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CMKetay Premium
They are all extremely important topics and impact so many. For the purposes of WA, narrowing your focus will be best. There is nothing saying that, as you learn you can't add a second site for another topic, but start with one. Good luck!

Christine
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Hi keishalina. Each topic you announced hurts deeply in a different way yet all named are very common, I myself had to kick it from an abusive relationship all the way out of my province over into the Natal province. I advise you cover them all. Can't wait to view as I'll surely be 0art of your crowd.
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Hi , everyone, I have some doubts about the starter membership as I don't seem to find anything specific enough about it.

- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

I currently don't have an international Visa/master credit card only a local one, I've already ordered one from the bank and it's being sent to me, so it's going to take a few days to be able to use it for this.

Had I known I only had 7 days of community access I wouldn't have joined just yet. People don't seem to specify this when they promote this website. All they say it's free to join. It's a bit disappointing to find out you have such a limited time of free access only after you've already joined. I don't find anything specific about this on this website.

So again, my doubts are:
- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

Thank you.

Angie
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chender684 Premium
You can remain a starter member for as long as you like. But, you will normally lose your free site after 6 months. By the 6 months point, you should be ready to go premium or this isn't for you.

You will not have access to chat and many other awesome benefits until you go premium.

Take your time and try things out and become premium when you see that it is the best way to go.

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply and the info. I'm going to see what I can do.

PS: I think I made it clear that it's a credit card issue (which should be solved under a month) and that It's not a "I don't have enough money" issue. I am fully aware of what this entails.

-Angie
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Lokhi Premium
The $19 first month of premium goes away after your first 7 days, from my understanding.

I've read, in several places, that the starter account is for as long as you like ... but then, I've also read that it's also just for 6 months. Six months should be plenty of time to decide on premium or not,
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Thanks, yes 6 months is more than enough to decide. Although the problem is not, not having enough time to decide. As I mentioned, It's a credit card issue.
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Lokhi Premium
I totally get that. I had a similar problem when I first joined.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I've read quite a few Promotional Sites for WA since joining. There are some who mention the 7 day period for Starters, while others avoid the topic. If you are sure you want to go Premium when your Card comes in the Mail, be sure to take full advantage of the 7 Days Trial just in case. Remember to ask questions if you need it!

There are quite a few things that I wish a Starter Member didn't lose out on.
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chender684 Premium
If you PM Kyle, and let him know your situation, I think he will work with you and extend the 7 days until you can pay for premium. He is a good guy and will help you.
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Thats a great Q Angie.
thanks Paul
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I already tried to reach Kyle via a post as a comment back to him. Like I'm doing here. But haven't heard from him since yesterday. And he posts other things not related to my topic on the same thread. Which I find weird. It doesn't seem like he reads them.
So I went for Carson to see if he answers back.
I think starter members should have access to a contact me message on this website, as normally we are the ones with the most doubts and we should be able to hear it from them. If you know what I mean.

Anyways I do appreciate you guys helping me out with this.

Angie
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FairyBlast Premium
Hi everybody! So, I have a few ideas...I mean the sky's the limit here hey... But I feel more drawn to help people with personal development. As this is something I've been practicing and believe through my research already in progress I will benefit out of this as well, and not just $$$ wise.
My question though is that, this is also a very wide topic. Can one take this and make multiple websites for different areas of self development. To target the different audiences .....
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I have chosen my niche within the health and fitness industry and there are three products within the industry that I will be promoting. 1. belly fat burning product to consume before bedtime. 2. A health cookbook. 3. Yoga as a means of exercise for adults of all ages.12 week video program.
Would it be possible to promote these three products simultaneously and how do you think it can be done ? Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew but I thought it could work well as one niche.
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Kyle Premium
I wouldn't decide on what you will be promoting until you have your content first. Your promotions will be based on your content and what is relevant based on the context of your content.

You will get there as you go through the training, the first focus with your website is to build out the foundation, the content and get rankings. Once you have rankings and traffic then you can focus on what you are going to promote.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and millions of products you are going to be able to promote as an affiliate, don't ever worry about there being nothing to promote within a given niche. There will likely be 100's if not 1,000's of things you can promote. ;)

There is no sense in putting to much thought into what you are going to promote until you have content in place and an audience to promote to. You will definitely get there though!

RE: your niche

What aspect of the health/fitness niche do you want to help
people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

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. :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hiya Claudette

I recommend starting with just one focus and then branching out once that one area is successful.

If you could do all three and connect them all for belly fat burning/reduction that would work better. That means your niche would be belly fat reduction.

But promoting them as 1. Belly fat 2. A health cookbook and 3. Yoga would mean 3 niches.

Will be interesting to see what other members say, but that is my take.

Wishing you every success!

Blessings
Louise
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great video. Does Wealthy Affiliate has a build-in WordPress system to build our sites? My reason for asking is because, in the past, I downloaded WordPress on my laptop to start practicing web creation.
Will this affect any action I would want to perform here with the Wealthy Affiliate WordPress builder system?
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AllenWill Premium
Yes it does there is a built-in Wordpress platform. If you continue with the training, you will be walked through the entire process.
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Thank you. going through the training.
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AllenWill Premium
You're welcome.
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this is amazing. Kyle, you're a real teacher. The system caters to more than one learning style. Visual for the readers to read through, and auditory learners through the use of videos and audio. Amazing. Moving on to lesson 5. I claim my success here... I am excited.
Question.. Is there a feature in any of the memberships that provides "sales funnel" creation?
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Lincoln, I'm new but I'm sure I saw somewhere that it isn't available here. You would have to look at what is on offer to add to your website.

One of the members was saying in his blog this morning, and he is very experienced that a funnel will only work once you have established credibility with helpful, informative content. Until then it is wasted money, although it seems faster.

If you are new to WA perhaps best to put you question in the question bar up the top and read posts from the community.

I looked at funnels before I came to WA and am now glad I'm taking a more stable route. They can be very expensive and as everyone is buying the same one as you, you will have many competitors.

Quality content will get you the traffic you desire. Give it time perhaps.
Hope this helps.

Lily 😊
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thank you.
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Hi,
I initially selected a theme but I realized it does not suit the type of product I want sell online. For the business I would like to get involved is selling products but theme heiro or preloaded options seem not appropriate for such. How do I change or where do I get a relevant template?
Thanks
Boni
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as a free starter member, you only have access to a few themes, and actually, it is better to start with something simple, so you don't get confused during the training. Remember, it will be a while before anybody sees your site, so it doesn't matter what it looks like at this stage.

If you want to change, log in to your Word Press, and go to Appearance, then themes. If you see any you like, click install, then activate.
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Thank you Daine, I’m eager to build a relevant website with content and get going. The available themes don’t seem to match what I wanna sell, what should I do. I have gone through the tasks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - people will find your website by the content you add, not by how it looks. There isn't anything you can do as regards your theme unless you are prepared to upgrade to premium when you have a choice of over 7000!

Have you tried customising the theme? You can usually swap the words and photos that were on there to start with, just to make it more relevant. Go to Appearance, then Customize.
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You answer my questions, even before i ask them. Thanks
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MartineB Premium
I'm going to be blunt as I am in the information gathering stage and deciding whether or not to purchase premium. If, for some reason at some stage one decides to leave AW I assume that you would not be able to continue with the website/s you have developed. Can someone advise? Also, can one cancel membership without penalty at any time?

Thanks, Martine :)
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ariesight Premium
You can cancel at any time, but you can't get your money back if you stop. For example, if you pay for a year and you decide after 3 months that you want to stop, you can't get your money back. On the other hand, this works as a great commitment device to keep working since you've paid anyway.

If you go Premium and you decide you want to cancel, you can't go back to Starter, but you can move your sites elsewhere.
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JKulk1 Premium
If your website is the free site-rubix one, it remains the property if WA. If you purchase any domains, they remain yours.
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ariesight Premium
Well, even if you have a siterubix site, you can move the site to another domain if you want to leave. :)

I think you have 30 days to move it.
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MartineB Premium
Right, ok. Thanks again.
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MartineB Premium
Mmmm ok, so it's a 12 month membership essentially. Thanks
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MartineB Premium
Right ok, so that is quite different to what someone else has said. That is what I thought. Thanks again.
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ariesight Premium
You can go monthly, or 6-month. I just mention the yearly, because it's the longest commitment you can make.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Not unless you make it. There are 12 month and 6 month options that you can get for substantial discounts, but you can also do monthly if you like.
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MartineB Premium
Oh thank you AJ......
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hi i want to know if i can be able to make money even if i never upgraded to premium membership.
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im not looking for huge profits but something that will keep me motivated in the game even 10USD
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can earn money on the free membership. In saying this, generating money in the first week or month prior as a Starter is like having an your introduction course to becoming a surgeon and expecting to perform surgery within the first month.

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months or had instant revenue expectations. I would not be where I am at today (going on 17 years full time!). Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist.

You will have some awesome things accomplished by the time you finish just the first 10 lessons of the getting started training and you will be prepared to build a very successful business online within the Premium membership.

But do upgrade at your own pace and take action on the tasks. Action is what will lead you to success!
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MartineB Premium
Right here I go! I am a newbie. I have two questions and a comment :)

Q1 Can I run a website outside of the WA platform i.e. SiteRubix? I am not yet sure what it is exactly I have entered into here. More training required....lol

Q2 Do I have to obtain a domain through WA?

Comment: Years ago I purchased a wordpress site. It was a nightmare to work with (however, it was a while ago and perhaps things have changed and perhaps I have become much more techy too, nevertheless..........)
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ariesight Premium
You don't have to get a domain through WA. You can apply the training to another site if you have one.
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MartineB Premium
Thank you
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Martine

Welcome to WA - great questions, let me see if I can answer them for you:

A1 Siterubix and WA work hand in hand. Your 2 free SiteRubix sites come as part of your free membership with WA. Once you go Premium with WA you have access to 25 free SiteRubix websites - this is great for starting a new site, testing themes and niches etc..

A2 You can purchase your domain anywhere and redirect it to WA for hosting, or host elsewhere if you choose. I have kept everything in one place (within WA) because everything I need is here. I bought my domains through WA and host my sites here - the support is amazing.

In response to your comment: I am not techy at all and am finding the WordPress sites to be great to work with :-) You can make your site as simple or as techy as you choose :-)

WA is an awesome platform which is why everything I do online is kept within the platform.

Blessings
Louise
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JKulk1 Premium
The WordPress sites with WA are simple.
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MartineB Premium
Can you purchase a domain through someone else but apply it to your website via WA? (Appreciate your patience - I am somewhat clueless when it comes to this side of things)
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MartineB Premium
Thanks Louise, that's helpful.
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MartineB Premium
Great! Thank you:)
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ariesight Premium
Ask EVERY question you have. If you stick around, you'll see that the community here is great.
That's the #1 reason I love this platform. Most people love answering questions, so don't worry about that.

What exactly do you mean by "apply your domain to your website via WA"?
You can have a completely separate site. You can host it somewhere else without any connection to WA. And you can apply everything you learn here to your site.
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MartineB Premium
Hmmm...not sure I know what I mean...haha.
Yes, I'm finding out how helpful people are on here and I think I might have even helped others already which is nice.
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ariesight Premium
Yes, it's nice. :)
If you're not sure you want to go Premium, just stay on the Starter for now. Finish the level 1 training and then focus on writing.
In a couple of months, if you want to keep going, go to Premium then. It's better than going now and feeling like you made a bad choice.
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MartineB Premium
Yes, thank you
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Swangirl Premium
You can only use a SiteRubix site if you are a free member. Most members who pay for a premium account also want their own domain. You can buy one here at WA (which is often just 2 or 3 dollars more but it is much, much easier since you don't have to transfer it over), or you can buy one anywhere else. If you buy it here you get the hosting included however and there are no upsells unlike Go Daddy and other places.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi lovely :-)
We can use SiteRubix sites as Premium members too. I see long-standing members here doing test sites that way before buying domains.
Great to see your gorgeous face again.
Blessings
Louise
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ariesight Premium
That's what I believed she was saying in the beginning. :P
But she means that if you're a free member, you can only use a Siterubix site, you can't host your own domain.
Kind of confusing when you read it, huh? I had to read it a couple of times before I realise it.
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PJooste Premium
Thanks Louise you have answered I question I also had but hadn't mentioned yet. My husband and I have a website we working on purchased through another domain (I'm a newbie here) so we can move it across and continue with it here. Great!
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Pamela
That's awesome - glad to help, even unintentionally, lol!
Blessings
Louise
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lrsnmlss Premium
Two ideas for my niche:
- Helping patients and families become more informed about their choices/options approaching hospital discharge before the day of discharge. The questions they should be asking and the questions they may want to consider before day of discharge. Thoughts? I am not sure how to simplify?

- Promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thoughts? Too simple?
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MartineB Premium
I think you have simplified re your hospital discharge idea.
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lrsnmlss Premium
I think I can narrow down the “wordy” concept. Thanks for your positive feedback and look forward to supporting each other along the way!

Melissa
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MartineB Premium
Oh ok, I think I get you now. I thought your concept had been simplified, but you were talking more about the fact that the idea requires words i.e. asking questions upon discharge. If I'm correct in this assumption, my advice is to write it and then edit. It's amazing how much one can cull through repeated edits.
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lrsnmlss Premium
Regardless of my intent, your response is insightful and reflective.

Thanks,

Martine
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MartineB Premium
Thanks, you might also look at mp3, video and the written word to provide your advice. I should get back to my newbie training...lol
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waian Premium
I like the hospital discharge one. I don't see a need to simplify it; I would go all in and write everything there is to know on the topic. Make it the go-to resource for your target audience.

The eco-friendly lifestyle niche could definitely work as well, I'm just worried the competition is so stiff you might not have success for quite awhile. This is just a guess, I could be totally wrong.

If you need any more clarification/thoughts, just let me know!
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Hello, guys, I need your help which will need a creative way of thinking. I think one of the good ways to find your niche is a knowing on what you believe and with what you had actions. I mean not only interests, because it can be a fiction in our minds :) so I understood that I like adrenaline, its a skydive, diving, fast speed. But I don't have any idea how to connect all these things in some logical aspect. If you agree or also finding your niche, let's discuss:)
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I feel you on this. How about model airplanes, model cars both gas/electric. Also model airplanes and drones. Big this time of year in this last quarter till Christmas!!! For the skydiver in you add skydiving equipment for the true adrenaline junkie.
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Thank you, Joseph, actually its good idea, about drones:) but immediately is a new question about competitors. Do you find a niche for yourself?
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KayDeeBee Premium
I'm working on my first site and the material.
First question: Does anyone have any advice on how to maintain your personal privacy while still being personal and relatable in your blogs? I'm drawing from my experiences with my family, but keeping their privacy is definitely a priority.

Second Question: Does anyone know of a good reputable source for great stock photos (free or reasonable priced)?

Many Thanks!!!!
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Kyle Premium
That is something that you are in full control of, and you can do what you are comfortable with. Many of the most successful bloggers out there have used aliases (pen names) and that is completely fine, or you could just use your first name, or a nickname.

And when you engage people with your content, you want to be relatable.
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Kim,

I too have often wondered about my family and relatives' privacy. As you become more comfortable behind the keyboard you will naturally find ways of not mentioning names or releasing too much information to the public.

The last thing I want is my uncle breathing down the back of my neck, making sure I don't share one of the embarrassing moments of his life (and believe me he has a bunch I could share)

LOL

I have found that having someone proofread my more personal articles prior to posting them helps me quite a bit, a second opinion is always more keen than the original author, and can also make sure privacy is maintained to its utmost.

Hope this helps, Calvin
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PoppaJoe Premium
You will find that when you are writing your blog, there is a media button located at the top that allows you to access over a million photos that you can use. You will develop more sources as time goes one and if you want to explore, try the following:

https://pixabay.com/
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Kim,

sorry I forgot you asked a second question there about images remember it is up to you to make sure any images you use on your site are royalty-free. Here is a list that I have made of the man site that offers images to use:

The Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/
123RF
https://www.123rf.com/
BarnImages
https://barnimages.com/
Burst (by SHopify)
https://burst.shopify.com/
Creative Commons
https://creativecommons.org/
Death to the Stock Photo
https://deathtothestockphoto.com/
Epicantus
https://epicantus.tumblr.com/
Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/
Foodies Feed
https://www.foodiesfeed.com/
Freerange Stock
https://freerangestock.com/
FreeImages
https://www.freeimages.com/
Freestocks.org
https://freestocks.org/
Gratisography
https://gratisography.com/
Good Free Photos
https://www.goodfreephotos.com/
KaboomPics
https://kaboompics.com/
Jay Mantri
https://jaymantri.com/
Libreshot
https://libreshot.com/
Life of Pix
https://www.lifeofpix.com/
Little Visuals
http://littlevisuals.co/
NegativeSpace
https://negativespace.co/
New Old Stock
https://nos.twnsnd.co/
Magdeleine
https://magdeleine.co/
MMT Stock
https://mmtstock.com/
Morguefile.com
https://morguefile.com/
One Million Free Pictures
http://www.1millionfreepictures.com/
Pexels
https://www.pexels.com/
Photo Stock Editor
https://photostockeditor.com/
Picjumbo
https://picjumbo.com/
Pick-up Image
http://pickupimage.com/photo-sharing/top
Pictography
https://picography.co/
Pixaby
https://pixabay.com/
Public Domain Archive
https://www.publicdomainarchive.com/
Reshot
https://www.reshot.com/
RGBStock
https://www.rgbstock.com/
Scx.hu
https://www.scx.hu/
ShotStash
https://isorepublic.com/
Skitterphoto
https://skitterphoto.com/
Snapwire Snaps
https://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/
StockSnap
https://stocksnap.io/
Stockvault
https://www.stockvault.net/
StyledStock
https://styledstock.co/
Upsplash
https://unsplash.com/
Wikimedia.org.

I think that there might also be a couple that I missed

:-D

But I think you will find what you are looking for with the list provided!

Hope this helps,

living Life Large, Calvin
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maryaffgirl Premium
Thanks!
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Having lots of trouble with a niche I mainly just enjoy gaming and playing fortnite and other popular games so I'm not entirely sure about how to pick something within that category and I'm not opposed to doing something completely different either I just have no idea where to start
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steeph Premium
You’d be surprised with how many things you can come up with regarding video games!
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MTK123 Premium
I know what I want for my first niche, health including diet, detox and maybe comfort measures. I saw a product on Click Bank I would like to promote. The sales for this product has beautiful pictures and excellent blogs. Also a high commission.,Now teach me what to do please. :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, don't be rushing ahead. The training is laid out in a specific order to build up your website to a genuine online business. Its a slow and steady process. By following the training step by step and completing each task as you are asked to do so, you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.

Health is a very broad and competitive niche, so ideally you need to narrow it down so as to be seen as an authority on a particular subject. However, not so narrow as to only focus on one product. You can promote lots of different products.

When you apply to join an affiliate program, they will inspect your website to make sure it is suitable, before you get accepted. This means having lots of original content which you have written about your niche.

So, your first steps are to follow the training and build your website. From then on, write lots of articles about your niche. Finally, you can apply to join affiliate programs and promote products.

This is not a get rich quick scheme and takes time, hard work and patience.
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KJorgensen Premium
Hi my fellow Wealthy Affiliates,

I am in the process of deciding whether to choose my own niche or whether to go down the path of promoting WA as my niche. I have a question out of curiosity for those who have started their business/es already....

Have you found that you have had more financial success online through promoting one-time purchase products or, have you had more success through promoting subscription-based products and services? i.e training courses, platforms, programs etc.

Would love to hear your feedback on this :)

Kiara
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JKulk1 Premium
There are many different ways to earn money from your websites. Answering which one would do best is very difficult. So much of our success depends on our own abilities and strengths. One person may do well with products another with subscriptions. A person with great marketing skills will most likely make good money from sites based on ecommerce and not blogging. Excellent writers will do better with blogging.
In the the end it all depends on you and your own personal skills and your ability to focus. Jim
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KJorgensen Premium
Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to answer :)

Very fair point, gives me some food for thought!

Do you mind me asking which avenue you went down to start off with?

Kiara
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Layher Premium
Hello nice to meet you here. Yes, I also follow you. You set your goals whatever you want for example freedom. what people you want to be with, what you want in life. To begin with, you have to love yourself a lot. and be happy. Only then does your real success come and then the money.
Learn every day from people who have already done it. Listen to CD. read books invest even more in yourself. then you grow in thinking and acting. and you become successful too. hopefully my tips got a lot to grow nice day.
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yukih Premium
I've chosen a particular name for my business/brand called Rockfeet, the intention of the business being to review rock climbing shoes to help people find shoes that will rock their feet! Check out my barebones website here: https://rockfeet.siterubix.com

I did a quick google search and found that there is a shop in Sri Lanka called Rockfeet which sells shoes (not specifically climbing shoes though) and they have a facebook page. Would there by any conflict with the naming here or would it be okay to leave it as it is.. Just don't want to be caught out in the future!
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Any time you choose a name that is already in use you run the risk of legal issues later on. It might not happen if they are a small company -- it may not be worth it to them unless you start marketing in Sri Lanka -- but the possibility is always there. Something to consider.
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yukih Premium
Thanks for that AJ. I might change the name a little just in case.
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yukih Premium
Also, I just quickly checked international copyright law and protection of names falls under trademarks. I also did a search for trademarks and Rockfeet is not taken by anyone so I could choose to trademark this but I don't see it as high risk or necessary right now so I think I will leave it. I also think Rockfeet has the best ring to it, or I believe in it the most so I think I will consider trademarking it once it is a bit more established.
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Layher Premium
Hello nice to meet you here. Yes, I also follow you. You set your goals whatever you want for example freedom. what people you want to be with, what you want in life. To begin with, you have to love yourself a lot. and be happy. Only then does your real success come and then the money.
Learn every day from people who have already done it. Listen to CD. read books invest even more in yourself. then you grow in thinking and acting. and you become successful too. hopefully my tips got a lot to grow nice day.
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Hi there;
I already have a website where I have Woo Commerce and a few MP3s that I made a number of years ago. I have thought of adding to it somehow, maybe as an Affiliate to add more products, as I am now "75" and no longer create guided meditations or teach meditation. Unfortunately, I know almost nothing about Affiliate marketing and am not interested any longer in working more than a couple hours a day. However, I still need to make some money and would prefer doing it with products I believe in.
Can you give me an idea of where I start with this program? I need to know where to find products and add products, what does so many days of cookies mean, and how to get traffic?
These questions would be after building the website.
Also, does this cost 19.00 a month??
Thanks so much,
Jackie
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Jackie:
I see you just joined WA today. You should start your learning of the first 10 lessons included in Level 1 which are free for life. That will give you an idea of the high quality content there is here at WA, plus the helping spirit of this great and enormous community. If you join as a Premium member within the first 7 day free trial period the first month is $19.00 USD and $49.00 for next months, but you can pay one year for a discount of nearly 50% if you take advantage of the Black Friday offer coming next November.
If you already own a website you can move it to WA servers and get a lot of additional benefits as you will learn in the first 10 lessons.
I hope to see you in my friend.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Jackie:
I see you just joined WA today. Welcome my friend to the greatest and biggest affiliate marketing community. Once you start learning the 10 lessons of Level 1 your questions will be answered. If you decide to become a Premium member the first month will be $19.00 USD within the first 7 days and from then on $49.00, but Black Friday offer is coming next November with a discount of around 50% if you pay one year.
Keep on learning and you will have enough data to make up your mind about going Premium.
Greetings from México.
Eugenio.
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Hello Jackie,
I tip my hat to you for not letting fear hold you back. The techs will help you more than I can. However, I could not pass by and not let you know that folks like you are an inspiration to the rest of us. I am sure all will go well. Have a good night and it has been a real pleasure to meet you.
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MTK123 Premium
very good to know, thanks Eugenio, I have a brand new web site not set up completely yet, as I don't know how, but plan on learning here. Will also get another if Kyle says I need it. Thanks,
Mary
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I am a member of Legendary Marketer and have already created a domain name in Clickfunnels but have not come to the point of activating it ( Hope this is the right term)

Will I be able to set up a website to market Legendary as this is my number 1 goal to start with it in the wealth niche and then move on to other niches as well.
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AnitaSmith60 Premium
Hi, I do believe you can transfer your domain over, and in Premium you can have several niches....
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can transfer any domains that you like over, or you can simply update your DNS and point them to our hosting (if you are looking to use to use the hosting here.

As for what you promote, I would recommend that you promote what is best and most cost efficient for your audience. You will never establish a brand online if you treat your audience as a mechanism to make money, rather you need to do what is right for them and you will create a long term and sustainable brand.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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Why would I choose a niche if I can go all in???!!!!!!!
I'm not into Affiliate Marketing even though I like it, but I will explain to you all "Affiliate Marketers" how to GO ALL IN instead of one niche>>>
Now, most of the market is shifting to E-commerce which means the data is easier to collect throughout the tools from the websites that offer affiliate marketing, as a result, you can gather all the date from these website and compare them on your website.
Every customer will pick a product from your site will be directed to the E-commerce that provides it, and you will get your percentage and you will get a lot of traffic because you are trustworthy and will provide the cheapest prices, both sides win which is the most profitable business.

Good luck for you all, and I gotta work on website,

sincerely,
Sohib
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AJTrimble1 Premium
"Every customer will pick a product from your site will be directed to the E-commerce that provides it..."

True. But how do you intend on driving traffic to your ecommerce site in the first place?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hey Sohib,

You have somewhat of a grasp of how affiliate marketing works, but I think you might want to do a little more homework (or take the training here), to learn how to be successful at it if this is what you are planning on doing.

Don't be miss guided, not every visitor to your website is going to click on an affiliate link, in fact most will not! Equally important the looks of your website is not all the important until you start getting daily traffic. However, the best thing you can do for your website is to keep adding content (great quality and helpful to the other members of your niche).

The more content you can add to your website the more authority you will gain with the search engines (improving your ranking potential). this works for just about any online business model, not just affiliate marketing!

The key to affiliate marketing is great content to attract visitors through free marketing strategies. Then you must gain the trust of those visitors through the same great content that also will get you ranked in the search engines.

Learn while you earn is the only way to go!
Calvin
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every sentence is quite truthful, and I appreciate your knowledge and experience. However, I'm just following the saying which is found in the 1710 edition of:
(Dictionnaire des proverbes François) stated "Who chases two hares, catches none." As a result, I will try to fulfill the main needs of my online store, and then I will organic traffic witch I will earn the knowledge from you guys.
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I will get*
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Kyle Premium
Ecommerce is certainly one direction that you can head, however there is a lot more overhead, many more risks, and way more people fail in this space simply because they are thrown into selling products that are usually dropshipped, have slow delivery and low quality.

We recommend ecommerce for folks with an established sales record and brand already, and we certainly help LOTS of people with their active stores.
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This was a very helpful video thank you!
Could someone help me? Sorry this is a long post 🤦‍♀️
How do we approach companies or is it easy to approach companies to join their affiliate program and become an affiliate marketer?
Are people really interested in what I have to say? If say at the moment I’m really passionate about my Bible study and quiet time can that be a niche? I am passionate about zero waste living which I’ve previously created a website around and I’m also just passionate about being a stay at home mum and unschooling my daughter so I’m thinking of using these as a niche.
I just don’t want to feel like the things I’m passionate about become a job which in turn make me lose passion about them, does that make sense? I guess I’m scared about having to constantly blog and turn out information and photographs about something I’m passionate about instead of actually enjoying something I’m passionate about because I have to blog about it and constantly write or photograph it and lose the immersion in the thing im passionate about or maybe because I’m like old school I’m not that comfortable constantly being on my phone whilst doing something I really love...
Sorry that was a lot of writing diarrhoea but I’d appreciate your guys help or thoughts and thank you so much for all the wealthy affiliate community and support, love Colette
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Colette & a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good questions and all questions are good ones here!

Suggest you get rolling with the step-by-step training as most of your questions are answered along the way: .... and of course, any niche can be a successful one and it truly depends upon you as the website owner ... and quality content is one key aspect of on-line success as well as an engaged audience ... all of this is elaborated further along the training ...

all the very best to you for every success, cheerio ... :)
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Shamara4 Premium
I would totally buy a bible study program! Cool niche ideas!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
A lot of companies have already an affiliate program so you can just go to their website, fill out the form to apply and then they'll give you the links. It's usually very easy process and you don't even need to talk to anyone in order to get the affiliate links and start earning commissions.
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Great thank you so much 😊
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I followed your Tutorial for the Privacy Policy page, entered in all the information (Website Name) that it asked to change. But when I Published the Page, it DID NOT Publish what was typed, it Published something completely different. Everything that I Edited was gone, and in place was a different Privacy Policy with a bunch of Empty Fields.

Why do you have this set up, to Publish something different, than the Template that you provide?!

-Kristina
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Awesome
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Lol! Awesome? You didn't read my comment then. :/ It didn't publish how it was supposed to.
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VitaliyG Premium
Paul hi, did you do this through site content or through your website dashboard? I ask because I usually use the latter and if you do too, log in to the site and see if you can edit the page and if you can, see if has the edit you made. If so, republish it. Let me know how this goes.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi Vitality. This is Kristina right now, not Paul. But, I was using the Privacy Policy Template through the Site Content area. Which I clicked Publish, I entered the Website to Link it to, chose "Page" as it mentioned, and then entered to Publish it under as "admin". It "said" that it Published, but now there are 2 issues.

1) What Published was NOT the same Privacy Policy Template that I was editing. It was a completely different Template entirely, that had a lot of empty fields.
2) I can only get to this Page inside my Website Backdoor (it says that it's been Published), but when I go to my Website, the Link says that the Page cannot be found and there is nothing there.

I'm very confused about what the issue is.
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Calvinator63 Premium
H Kristina,

I am not sure but it sounds to me like you did not put your "Privacy Policy Page into a menu. This is how you get a post or a page to appear onto the actual site all you did was loaded the page into the back office (dashboard) of your site now you need to figure out where you want it to appear.

If my memory serves me correctly this is taught in level 1, lesson 7 or 8, pretty sure it is in 7. this is something you need to learn and remember because it is a basic function that you will be doing often in your website's daily operations.

Good luck and if you can't figure it out send me a Pm and I will assist you further!

Living life Large, Calvin
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Thank you for the help. But this wasn't the issue. I knew how to place it into my Menu. The issue was even if I typed in "(my website).com/privacy-policy", it would tell me "Oops, cannot load page".

The issue I found was that I'm thinking either Wordpress itself, or the Theme might have come with an Included Privacy Policy (just like it comes with an included "Sample Page" and "Sample Comment"), so it was attempting to post 2 different Privacy Policies to the same URL. It ended up sorting itself out (it took about an hour and a half to show up) and turned my Privacy Policy that I created from the Template into "(my website).com/privacy-policy-2" and the other Policy Template was using the original link.

I was able to go into my Back Office and remove the Theme Privacy Policy Template and switch mine that I edited into the correct URL Link.

Issue has been fixed, thank you all who tried to help!

-Kristina
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Kristina! Glad to see it's been fixed, onward and up now :)
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Yes! Now it's "full speed ahead"! :) Can't wait to see my Website as it begins to unfold and come to life!
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VitaliyG Premium
Little by little this is exactly what will happen. Just make sure to stick to the training to make this all work :)
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I plan on it! The Training here is very helpful and detailed, as long as you follow what it says! Thank you so much, Vitaliy!

-Kristina
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blueskyny Premium
Hi, when i create the policy from the template, I get additional info, for example at the bottom, i get this (see text in asterisks) , and the font is larger and they are not links to anything. I've deleted and started over again and I still get this.

*************
Your contact information
Additional information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
**********
I saw some notes about disregarding some of the info (i.e. comments), but this seems like I've done something wrong.

Thanks for any help.

Best,
Abette
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allancurtis Premium
These are prompts of topics you may wish to cover in your notice to viewers. They may or may not apply to your site ... delete if not applicable.
Allan
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blueskyny Premium
thank you!
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I have a passion for, and a lot of experience and expertise in, the subject of organic foods/cooking, as well as natural and organic personal care products, household products, pet products, etc. I get the impression that is too broad for a niche, though. Would it be best to pick one type of food? That seems too narrow to me, but this is all so new to me. Thanks.
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allancurtis Premium
Organic food and Natural products are huge categories ... A niche that you might do well at are Organic Pet Products or Personal Care Organically or Organic Receipts for Weight Loss ... something that the viewer can directly relate to ... People do not have time to read through your content for what they want. Be as specific as possible and use multiple sites if necessary if you wish to feature more than one product line or topic.
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Thank you so much for your reply. I'm just trying to take all of this in. Multiple sites sounds like a great idea. With the knowledge and expertise I already have across that broad category, I could ultimately have quite a few websites. Thanks again!
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allancurtis Premium
The beauty of WA is you can host 25 sites for the price of your Premium Membership, including SSL and SEO ... that is an amazing package for a very low cost. You will need to buy the domain names but they are only $13.99 per year ... Word of advice though, start with one only ... once it is generating income start on the second one, etc. Do not spread yourself too thin, I did that when I first started and it was not a pretty sight .... LOL
Best wishes ... you are in the right place!
Allan
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Thanks, Allan. Very encouraging words--and I see from your profile that you are one who fully understands what can block and hinder! You have given me excellent advice and I will definitely follow it. Thanks again!
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Great
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SowAndReap Premium
Yeah I would narrow it down to a specific area like organic snack foods or like organic skin health creams a more narrowed down niche.
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LikhonAhmed Premium
You can select any kind of niche here. but foods/cooking is one of the best niche
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KayDeeBee Premium
I've decided on a couple of niches I've been creating material on and am definitely passionate about. The thing is when I research a niche, there are so many blogs already out there. I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. How do you make your blog stand out in all the noise?
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Caruana Premium
Hi Kay, my niche is also common and there's heaps of related sites already, but I think everyone has his own way of classifying things and how you go about writing your content still makes it unique. You can also look at peoples comments and queries about the topic and come up with something new.
Hope this helps. Cheers
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BvVugt Premium
There's only 1 you, Kim. It's your voice, your views, your tone, your energy, your ways. Everything in life has already been done, but not by you.

Even when other people talk and write about your niche, there's room for you. Because you'll find your own tribe, your own people who prefer to hear it from you. Maybe because they trust you more. Or because they like the way you say things better. Or because your choices of topics resonate better with them.

Find your voice and you'll find your audience. It takes time, but they'll come to you if you keep calling them.

Good luck.
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Kpennington1 Premium
I'm in need of some help on my privacy page. I have tried to copy my url and paste it where it shows up as a link or in blue like shown in the video but every time I try to do this it only paste in black with no url link.
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allancurtis Premium
The copy and paste should work ... be sure you only select the url information (no extra spaces or characters) and then paste into the document ... remove the old text template data so only your new url is present in that space. If you can send the url of the page we might be able to determine what has happened.
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blueskyny Premium
Hi, I have two questions.

If the About me is a post versus a page, as you create more posts, it will be harder to find, no?

Also, how do you manage comments, or if they aren't managed, what if you get unprofessional comments and also manage the expectation of commenters to get responses.

I am inclined to be have my about me as a page, so that it stays at top and also to be selective on where comments are allowed.

However, I would appreciate guidance based on experience in both these areas.

I might also add, my preference would be to limit comments initially so that I can grow the website, realizing that might be a catch -22.

Thank you in advance.

Best,
Abette
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BvVugt Premium
You're right: your 'about me' should be a page, not a post.

Comments need to be approved first, so you can always edit or delete them before you publish. You can do that through the Comments area here at WA or through your Wordpress dashboard.

Comments help your website grow, because search engines love engagement and interaction. It will give your website better ranking.
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djriver Premium
Hi. Yeah I prefer my "About Me" as a page also. The older training had us do it that way. But I see the point of allowing comments. You can allow comments on a page too though.

If you make the About me page a post you can still add it to the menu which you will learn to do in lesson 8 of the first course.

Whether or not you want comments is entirely up to you. One thing I will mention. The chances of your website being found this early on is really slim, so I wouldn't worry about how things appear yet.

Also in settings you can set up comments to have to be moderated by you before they show up under discussions.
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Thank you for clearing this up because I was wondering as well
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blueskyny Premium
thank you

very helpful!!
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blueskyny Premium
thank you. very helpful ‼️‼️
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My situation Mr Kyle is finance to pay my fee or membership fee.
Cause April 2019 i starter earn money on line i try my luck but i got robbed i lost almost thousand dollars but till today i just lost my money and i end up fighting with my wife.I receive error code but up to now i never receive anycent.Then i ask myself mayb this not belong me cz im living in Africa Namibia.Really i was dissappointed but even though i still have hope one day i will get the right person who will help me to achieve my green pasture.
Thanks alot i will try to get some money if not i will inform you but now i don't have.

But im happy to meet your affiliate i think my suffering will get any end
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Kyle Premium
If you don't have the budget to upgrade at the moment, that is completely fine. You should work through the Getting Started training (within the "Get Started Here" button in the menu) and take action.

By lesson 4 you are going to have your own niche website up and running. This is the starting point of your business and is the foundation that is going to lead you to success down the road.

When you are ready to upgrade, I know you are going to absolutely love it but at your own pace.
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Jermaa Premium
Why have you not remedied the inability to watch videos on the site? I have emailed both Kyle and Carson about this. Where the video should be, in its place is "This video is not authorized to be embedded here". Please fix this as it frustrating! I want to start the training but can't. If there are plugins on my end that might interfere, let me know what they might be. But the learn more link says that domain restrictions need to be turned on. Please see to this or let me know why I can't watch these videos.
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Shamara4 Premium
Hi there, I’m new here but just wanted to let you know the videos are working here. Have you tried watching it on your phone? Not ideal but at least you can get the trainings in and done.
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Jermaa Premium
Hi Shamara, no I haven't tried that but I should not have to. There is a reason and we need to find it. I could be extention on chrome on my end or a domain issue.
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Shamara4 Premium
Any luck?
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Lucy50 Premium
In lesson number 3. If you are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. If you don't have a niche at this point, this will be your niche and we have an Affiliate Bootcamp dedicated to those that are interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
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Orfreedom Premium
Hi, greater than life community. I am a bit confused and need an answer. Thank you in advance for your help!

I have replaced my original website theme in the WP dashboard with another one but, it doesn't actually change it, even if the new theme is ''active''. Any clue as why it doesn't automatically change?

Praise to the community's knowledge base,
Cheers!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Olivier, that seems unusual, there can always be glitches.

Get hold of site support.

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



Up date us on your outcomes.
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Orfreedom Premium
Wow! Thx for the super quick response. I'll keep you posted if it can help someone else in return.
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AlexEvans Premium
That is how we get on and achieve, helping each other.

We all have something to offer.
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feigner Premium
Hi Oliver, with the new breed of browser most people are after quick results - so they now show you stored results ( cached)
so to get around this for developers try pressing ctrl + f5 when you want to refresh your page and you will bypass the browsers cache, showing you results which are actually there.
I hope you get it sorted
phil
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Orfreedom Premium
Thank you very much,

Yah. Newbie mistake. I forgot about that. It was just a little bit confusing as I could still see the old website image in the website manager thumbnail.

All good now. Thanks a bunch again for the support and quick response from the community and the customer support as well. I got this issue answered in 10 mins...

I'm very impressed!
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feigner Premium
yeah... that may show the old one till you hit the refresh button.
glad it's all good now
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Lmfullwood Premium
2 questions:

1.) I accidentally published before i did the grammar/spell check. Is there a way that i can do the grammar/spell check in the siterubix editor? (since theres no longer an update button for any changes that i make in the Site- content editor)

2.) Ive updated my about me page in the siterubix editor. but the changes are not displaying when i open it in the site content editor. it still shows the old page.. is that normal?
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Dombel Premium
Click on the websites, from the left bar, the page will take you to a page where you will see all your websites. You will see a section called "my recent content", click on "View all my content" and you will see your post there. You can then click on your publication and it will open within the siterubix editor to make the necessary updates.
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CMKetay Premium
Hi! 1) Yes, you can edit it after having been published. the answer below is the easiest.

2) After you made changes, did you hit save? Save. Then refresh. You should see your changes.

Hope that works for you.

Christine
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Dombel Premium
For your second question, to see the changes you must click on the publish button.
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Lmfullwood Premium
so theres no way to edit it in the sitecontent/ editor once its published? is there a grammar check funchtion in the siterubix editor?
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Dombel Premium
Yes, if you open your publication on site content, even when it has been already published, you still will be able to edit. There's a grammar check icon on the top of the editor. After editing and making corrections you must publish again, otherwise your changes will not display on your post.
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Lmfullwood Premium
i guess its just wierd.. when i open the site in the in the "sitecontent" editor, it shows me my first draft that i didnt mean to pubish. but when i press "published: edit here" it takes me to the siterubix editor, where it is the revised version. & it previews properly.. i guess its ok if its displaying improperly in only 1 editor... i just really wish i could grammar spell check .. idk
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Dombel Premium
Do this: Open your Word Press publication (siterubix) and copy the publication back to the sitecontent, check the grammar, save, and publish. This way you will have the same content in both places. Remember, you are on the web enviroment. If you want to see the changes on other pages that are already open you need to press F5 on your keyboard or refresh the pages.
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CraigMartin Premium
I am about to build my first website and I do not know whether to use a free domain or to register a domain. I would rather the domain did not include siterubix as with the free domain. Is there a way I could select the free name now and change this later?

Any help would be appreciated!
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geniusale Premium
absolutely you can start with a free name now, build the site and then register a domain for it later on! it's simple and there are no technical pains in doing so!

Enjoy building!
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CraigMartin Premium
Nice! Thanks man!
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Payton1221 Premium
Yes you can change it later but as of right now it will have a siterubix domain name
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HelenpDoyle Premium
If you want a free domain then it's SiteRubix. But once you are happy with it, ie layout etc, then find a suitable paid domain, buy it and transfer your SR one over. Bingo, no SiteRubix in the domain.
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I am still in the process of learning so, I have a question in lesson number 2 regarding affiliation. Would WA cover all our affiliation to different companies like amazon, eBay, aliexpress, Nike, etc.? Because there a lot more compnaies that I could be affiliated too. If WA could affiliated me to all of these companies, do I still need to to them?
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Well, I still don't know how to delete my messages in order to correct the missing word. Any, I think my question is clear. Do we need to affiliate to all of these companies individually or WA could do this task for me.
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DaveSw Premium
You would need to apply to each and have them accept you. This is normal as some want to make sure that your website covers the niche for products they are opening to affiliates, etc.

There are some affiliate networks that you can sign up to that have a wide variety of products to promote, and once you have registered that opens the door to sign up with many vendors...

Even then, each vendor will review and approve you, but at least your foot is in the door so to speak. I hope this answers your question...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Lucy,

If we want to edit or delete a comment have a look at the image.

Make your edits and then click Save.

As for applying to affiliate and associate programs, we need to do that ourselves.

WA makes it easier for us to accomplish that, check out;

Affiliate programs, in the lefthand menu of your WA home page.

By signing up to WA you are an affiliate of wealthy Affiliate by default no need to have to sign up.

Click the $ icon on your navigation menu bar.

Or go here;

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/links

I hope that this helps, the best thing to do is follow the training it is step by step and you will attain all the necessary knowledge as you go.

Alex
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DaveSw Premium
As far as deleting or editing any of your comments, here is how to do that:

(1) Click on the downward-pointing arrow you see in the comment box, hit the edit option on the drop-down menu...

(2) Make any changes you want to the comment, then hit the green button on the bottom right...

That is it, changes made...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Thank you so much Dave
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Thanks!
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Thanks. I got it...
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Thanks Alex
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I would love to set up a website but my computer was hacked by a man from Afganistan an it ruined my computer and I am getting it fixed so I can set this up. I"m so sorry I can't do it now right now I'm at a library using a computer
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RitaAnn Premium
Hi YvonneSmith3, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Sorry to hear about your hacking experience: it's more that frustrating trying to take care of trying to figure everything out. I was hacked many years ago, so I do understand.

Cyber Security is one thing I find refreshing here on WA.

Unfortunately the bad guys know how to do things that people don't even think about or comprehend so online safety is important.

You're not alone.

Let me ask you a question.

Do you have a phone that allows internet?

If so, you have access to this system.

You do NOT need a laptop or desktop.

First, go to your phone and look up: On the phone you'll see 3 lines in the upper corner. Click on those lines.

Scroll down.

See "Log In"

This training is phone friendly. :-)

Check it out.

A Few things to keep in mind.

GREEN button "Training" daily or at your own pace.
Follow the tasks and lessons without skipping anything.
Connect with community.


Get certified to do this and you'll be able to help others to stay safer with the right information.

I think you'll like working from your phone.

Enjoy,

RitaAnn~
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DCW2000S Premium
You can still set the website up from any computer. The website is not actually kept on your own computer. It is stored at Wealthy Affiliate on their servers and then you work on it when you go online.

Of course, I have no idea how often you get to a computer, or how long it will be until you get a new computer or get yours fixed?

Good luck,
David
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Kirk-H Premium
Level 1 Lesson 9 Understanding Keywords--
I was kinda surprised that this was not very in depth. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall any mention of "buyer intent" keywords, and longtail keywords. I saw examples of low competition keywords, but with little to no buyer intent, and/or very little search volume. I'm not clear as to how creating content around those type of keywords can be monetized in such a way that it would be worth it. Will keyword research be covered more in depth, using the Jaaxy keyword tool, in a later lesson?
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JesseJamez Premium
Yes, there is course2, affiliate Bootcamp if you are going to money make online and/or promoting wealthy affiliate, course3 is basically if you choose any other niche. There is keywords, creating content, using social platforms and much more and more in-depth. There are also LOTS of training outside of these courses and lessons and live webinars. I had pretty similar feelings as you but I figured out I was wrong. WA community is also full of people willing to help each other
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chender684 Premium
There is a ton more training here at WA that is not directly in the OEC or Bootcamp. Check out this training by Jay on Jaaxy:
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AJTrimble1 Premium
Baby steps. When creating a new site from scratch you will likely never rank for the more popular keywords with lots of traffic; the competition is much greater with well established sites. That's why we start with the focus on smaller words with minimal competition that you have a better chance with. As your site matures and Google can see you are putting out quality content on a regular basis, and doing well with the small traffic you do have, they will start moving you up in rankings where you have a better shot at the bigger words... it's all about building trust with Google and your readers at this point. Trust the system; Kyle and the gang know what they're doing :-)
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Kirk-H Premium
Thank you! :)
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Kirk-H Premium
Thank you! :)
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Kirk-H Premium
Thanks! :)
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RGerich Premium
10/03/Wed I have been working in my back office, noticed that
my web site address is spelled wrong, the error is "Marij" the letters "J" and "I' have been transposed, it now reads "MARJI"
which does/t make any sense because "Marij" is abreviation for
"Marijuana" Please advise. Ron@rgrgeri@gmail.com
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - is this a purchased domain? If so, you can't do anything about it. You would need to buy another one.
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RGerich Premium
10/3/Wed. Thanks for your response, however the web site name is wrong how do it change that. Then I purchase a new
domain thats no-problem. But if I am going to place the intital blogs under the wrong name, how is that going to look for my web
site? RGerich @rgrgeri@gmail.com
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ChristosH Premium
What @DianeScorpio is saying is that if the website has the wrong name then it's down to the domain name, so you have to purchase a new one.

On the posts matter, when you get a new domain, you transfer the posts to that one and delete them from the old one. Infact take the old website down and don't use it, leave it blank. Activate the standard theme (i.e. Twentynineteen in Wordpress) and leave it, if you don't want to use it.

As for posts, i always save them on my hard-drive in pages/word.
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Tjihenuna Premium
Good day everyone.
I hope you are all doing well.
I have two questions
My first question is that do I have to pay premium fees to excess each level of training and if the answer is yes how much for each level to the last one?

Second question how does membership fees work and how much I'm I expected to pay monthly and what happens if I fail to do so?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if you stay as a free starter member, you only have access to the first 10 lessons of training. If you upgrade to premium, then you have access to absolutely everything on this platform, including the rest of the training, every single level.

The first month is offered at a discount of $19. Following on, it is $49 per month, and this is an automatic, recurring payment.

You can cancel at any time, but if you do, then you can't go back to being a free starter again. You won't be able to use this platform at all.
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ManojV1 Premium
If you would like to avail of a good discount, you can pay the $359 yearly fee. This will also help you stay focused on the training and building your online business for the long term. You get all the training, hosting for your websites and many other features - it's a no-brainer, just go for Premium. :-)
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Tjihenuna Premium
Thanks a lot Daine for the information now I'm beginning to understand how the platform works
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Tjihenuna Premium
Thanks for sharing this information is enhancing my understanding of this business industry.
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LAbabe Premium
Hi
I just finished watching the video on "Choosing a Direction" and I have a few topics I wrote down from which I want to choose my Niche. My question is: When I have finally chosen one of them, am I suppose to write it down or wait until my Website is set up.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - just keep the idea in your mind until you build your website in lesson 4.
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GLuppen Premium
Good evening all. I am also new to this industry even though I initially signed up October 2018. I ended up stepping away due to life's circumstances. Things have calmed down now and so I am excited to be back and getting started. I have a couple of different niches I am looking at and will hopefully have it pinned down tomorrow.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Welcome Back :)
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Jimbacon69 Premium
Hi everyone. You can say that I'm a jack of all master of none. Right now I'm working as a in home support service provider. I take care of people in their home so they don't have to go to a nursing home. I was thinking about doing something along this line.
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theeaffilate Premium
Hey Jim!

Were you going to provide info for other home aids or for the clients since they are home-bound?
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Jimbacon69 Premium
That is a good question. I think I will reach other aids because most clients don't have access to the internet or don't care for the internet.
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theeaffilate Premium
Yeah it is a hassle to get my parents to use the internet so I know what you mean.☹️

The best wishes as you move forward!
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lmwalters Premium
Hi All! As a lot of others, I am completely new to this! I am thinking of going with the Health niche to start. I am not getting any younger and my family has histories of heart problems and cancer ~ specifically breast cancer. Thinking if I can help anyone that would be great!
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adreyna Premium
Either of those niches - heart problems or breast cancer sounds like a good way to go. It's best to go with the one that you're most passionate about.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Hi There,
Health/Wellness is also my niche. Perfect Niche.
Good Luck to you.

Joanne
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mkornblue Premium
Same here :)
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lmwalters Premium
I have been thinking more since last night and am thinking of going with women's health.
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adreyna Premium
That sounds like a good niche to go with.
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jonZx Premium
there are some things im interested in writing content about, but i don't seem to find affiliate programs with products related to those interests. is it better to choose your niche "backwards" and look for products/affiliate programs and then based on that choose your niche? (this is likely what the user with the football snacks niche did). or should i just try to find affiliate programs elsewhere and or just use ones that are only somewhat related to my niche? thanks
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AJTrimble1 Premium
You can do it either way. If you choose the product first path, however, you may run into a bigger issue.

In order for any site to be successful you will need loads of content -- dozens, if not hundreds of articles. So, the real question is, if you based your site on a product, 1) is there enough information there to create that much content about it, and 2) can you create that amount of content without burning out before you're done?

Honestly, most people can't. That's why we recommend choosing a niche you are passionate about. Hope this helps.
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FmTycoon Premium
You might want to check Clickbank
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BvVugt Premium
It's hard to imagine you can't find affiliate merchants for your niche, because there are programs for just about anything and everything.

What niche are you interested in?
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jonZx Premium
Hi BvVugt, the niche i was thinking of is the "snowflake" culture and censorship at universities. There are a couple of books about it i could promote but thats it. i get that this is not an "established" niche but it is a popular subject i just don't know if there are products related to this.
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BvVugt Premium
Sounds like you are more about selling an ideology than products. That means you'll probably need to look at books, courses and event tickets to promote as an affiliate.

Find the people and/or brands who sell those and check if they have an affiliate program. If not, contact them and ask them if they would be interested in working with you and negotiate a percentage.

Or create your own books and/or courses and sell those.
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MartinaStar Premium
As I am progressing and on a second training :) I am coming back to my original website and niche. I feel to transforming my niche into something kind of more specific. My original niche is called Energy healing of H. Pylori...x that.is great. Feeling to it and creating my domain called love to all of me I would like to specify my niche into.: Energetical and psychological healing of H. Pylori.- My body magic. The air of the website will be the.love to all of me element. I loved the title Love to all of me based on looking for keywords and I felt that