Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate

When you sit down and think about all the people in the world that would like to make more money, you could pretty much include just about everyone.

Every person from every little corner of the population could use extra cash and that is really the target audience. So in essence, your target audience consists of the close to 7 BILLION people that live this world, 3.4 of them have high speed internet and would love to have access to a platform like Wealthy Affiliate.

That is a pretty MASSIVE target audience, so within this tutorial I am going to give you a hand with some more targeted examples of audiences and show you exactly how to break them down.

Pretty big and pretty broad right? That was intended to prove the scale of the market that you can promote to, and within this section we are going to explain smaller more niche target audiences and also let you in on some ways in which you can research and market to these audiences.

When many affiliates begin to work on their keyword and industry research for Wealthy Affiliate research, they typically think of the most obvious marketers that are highly relevant to the services offered at Wealthy Affiliate. The main audiences that come to mind are:

  • Making Money
  • Work From Home
  • Internet Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • PPC Marketing
  • Email Marketing

These are fine and they are definitely targeted, however marketers typically run into a wall when they attempt to promote WA under these keywords as they are very competitive. They convert, but they are competitive.

Because of this, we recommend also venturing into other very targeted niches. I have included a list of these below:

  • Entrepreneur Programs
  • Website Marketing
  • Local Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Twitter marketing
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Linked In marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Google Adwords
  • Google content network
  • BingAds
  • PPC Marketing
  • Clickbank
  • Data Entry
  • Home Business
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Article Marketing
  • Getting Rich Quick
  • Become a Millionaire
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Self-Employment
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Affiliate Networks
  • Wordpress Plugins/Theme/Hosting
  • Website Hosting
  • Website Builders
  • Internet Marketing Tools

These are all hot topics and highly related to what is offered within Wealthy Affiliate. Anyone looking for help in any of these areas can easily get help and get training within the Wealthy Affiliate community if you look a little deeper you find that there are even more than the obvious.

These can all be target audiences and I am going to show you how to elaborate on these in a second. However, there are complete demographics of people that should not be forgotten about. Massive groups of people that are looking for opportunities, to create businesses online or to expand their existing businesses online.

  • College Students
  • University Students
  • Retired Individuals
  • Middle Class Populous (large majority of US consumers)
  • Retired Veterans / Disabled Veterans
  • Disabled Individuals (who can work from their computer)
  • New Career seekers
  • Career Development/Advancement seekers
  • Laid Off Employees
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • People with massive hospital/health bills
  • Low Salary Employees
  • High Salary Employees that Want More
  • Minimum Wage Workers / McJobs
  • Passive Income Seekers
  • Residual Income Seekers
  • Baby Boomers About to Retire
  • People Who Vacation Lots (like the freedom)
  • Loans/Cash Advances
  • People with a mortgage
  • People that are forced to foreclose their homes
  • Debt Consolidation
  • People with Undesirable Jobs
  • Office Workers
  • People looking to win the lottery
  • Computer Jobs and remote jobs
  • People interesting in computer programming
  • Residents at business and Internet marketing schools
  • People looking to get a marketing, finance, or business education
  • Someone who wants to quit their job
  • Franchising/Franchisees
  • Ebay Sellers
  • Summer Job Seekers
  • Part-Time Employment
  • People seeking any type of employment!
  • Employment Search Engines (JobSearch, Monster, Careers.com)
  • Criminal Employment (employment for criminals)
  • People seeking post secondary education (can target University and College names)
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Online Surveys Takers
  • Related Forums and discussion rooms
  • TV Shows (Apprentice, Deal or No Deal, etc)
  • Famous Rich People (Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Rich Dad Poor Dad)
  • Hard Copy Books (The Art of the Deal, Buzz marketing, etc)
  • Affiliate Network Keywords (CJ, Clickbank, Linkshare, Shareasale, Kowabunga, etc)

These are some demographic based audiences that you can target. These above ideas alone will give you enough ammunition to promote Wealthy Affiliate for a lifetime!

With what we have already given you, you could easily scale a campaign to make over $1 MILLION per year...in fact, if you put your effort into just one of these target audiences, you could likely make that with just one.

Remember, the average affiliate referral for Wealthy Affiliate is close to $150. Commissions and recurring revenue add up very quickly!

In the next section, we are going to elaborate on a few of these so you can get a better idea of how to research and find keywords within them, and and how to effectively set up campaigns targeting them.



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Kate1984 Premium
Do you recommend targeting one website around one specific group of people (i.e. college students)? I would like to make a website specifically tailored to writers who want to make money through a variety of avenues (self-publishing, traditional publishing, fiction, non-fiction, copywriting, blogging) because I've tried them all. I'm not sure if that's specific enough, though.
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi Kate,
Yes, one site per niche - otherwise you'll end up in competition with yourself for keywords and keyphrases. Plus your content may get a little diluted across two sites.

That's a great niche, and yes, I'd say it was specific enough.

Good luck.

Sean
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J-KWest Premium
I agree with Sean, definitely go with one website, one topic. You may find an opening to expand your niche as your site grows,but in general, the more narrow your niche, the easier it is to become an authority and consistently rank well. Having said that... you don't want to go so narrow that your audience is too small, or you run out of content ideas too quickly... which won't be a problem in the writers niche.

The key to getting traction early on is going after the low hanging fruit as Kyle teaches when doing keyword research. There may not be a ton of traffic with low competition keywords but you can rank much easier and the traffic you get will signal to Google what your website is about. The behaviour of your readers... how long they remain on page for example, and how they interact with your site... (do they click through to your other pages or hit the back button), indicates to Google the quality of your content and its relevancy.

So, when you're doing your keyword research, make sure to also do SERP (search engine results page) research as well to see the competition you're up against. Your SERP research will give you insight into what Google sees as relevant to that search term and your aim is to create better, more engaging content than your competition... which is much easier inside a relatively narrow niche.

As far as the niche you're suggesting, I would start out with only one topic. Self-publishing for example, but base that decision on your keyword research. The "blogging" for bloggers niche is extremely competitive so my personal opinion would be to leave that one alone (but you may uncover something there during your research). Blogging for teenagers and young adults for example might be a way to narrow that topic down.
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Kate1984 Premium
Thanks!
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Kate1984 Premium
Great advice, thank you!
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SeanGreentre Premium
No worries.
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Entrep2018 Premium
When I think about myself, I know that there are persons from all walks of life who want more time, more money and more freedom....professionals who have many family needs and roles to play, who desire to stay home and receive passive income at their own pace, yet helping others to do the same.
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RubyCantu Premium
Exactly. Those are the very people you can reach out to through your content
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TTedesco1 Premium
For my niche, this is a perfect match made in heaven.

However, there is something I am missing...What about a person's niche? How does one match up with something like wealthy Affiliate; if for example, they are helping people find the best affordable vacations anywhere in the world.? just a thought. Content has to be relevant to your niche...right.
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SCash Premium
The WA affiliate bootcamp is probably not the platform for someone searching for vacations, if you already have a niche you would probably get more benefit from the "green" Certification tab to get tips and ideas how to market your blog to reach your ideal audience of those searching for popular or value travel packages etc. The affiliate bootcamp is to market WA as the premier choice for those looking to start an online business, make money online etc.
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TTedesco1 Premium
Thanks..... for explaining my missing "links" in my thoughts. You have helped me with the clarity I needed. Let me know if I can help you in any way....

Please, what do you mean by the "Green" certification tabs?
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HFernandez2 Premium
The green certification tab he is referring to, is the green button located in the left sidebar. It's the green getting started here tab
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TTedesco1 Premium
Thank you have a great day...
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LjSmith97 Premium
I reread this for better understanding. It’s insightful. I like how Kyle went in-depth on how to target specifically. As he used “minimum wage workers” as an example, i want to use “someone looking to quit their job” & “people with undesirable jobs” as who I’m targeting for Self Employment. Is it okay to type those exact niches into the keyword tool?
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Nadja3 Premium
I think if it is related to your niche, you can explore what value these keywords have. You might have the necessity to re-formulate your keywords for the better results.
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TechieFinch Premium
as what I have understood, using keyword search, I can see what are those niche that has a lot of competition and avoid them.

Basically, I should start a niche that has less competiton but with quite a good number of audience.

Then, use these keywords to make an article out of it.

Is my understanding correct?
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HowardJaros Premium
Yes, that is correct!

Choose a keyword, or keyword phrase, that has an average of over 100 searches per month and a QSR under 100.

That will give you a good chance to rank on page one of the search engines if you follow the training here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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TechieFinch Premium
Thanks! At first, I was thinking that the most famous keyword or phrase is good.

People here made me realized that there is no other community as WA.
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HowardJaros Premium
It sure is Frank! Press on with the training and your website.
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Joanna12 Premium
finally things i think are starting to be come a little clearer, my problem is this ....
i am dyslexic and to plane articals and wright them takes me so long and as i work full time and have a part time job i dont have as much time as i want or need. any tips or help you can offer in regards to not having to write the same post 4 or 5 times just to make sure my grammer and punctuation are ok would be greatfully recived
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ericcantu Premium
When you use Site Content it has a built in grammar and spelling checker you can click on before publishing :)
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DarlaMartin Premium
Ok well I guess I have a question. In the begining of the course lessons we were told to be very specific about our website. But actually if recycling is in the name of my website I can talk about recycling anything on same site right. Like glass, wood, relationships, food!
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SeanGreentre Premium
Absolutely. Your specific niche is 'recycling', which in my view is quite specific. On the other hand, recycling materials and recycling relationships (to use your example) are very different, are they not? Ultimately, you want to get to a specific niche that you can build your site and brand around. The more specific, the better, otherwise your niche can be too broad and this will affect the traffic to your site and the user experience while they're there. Too broad and your content will be too diluted and your 'bounce rate' (people leaving after seeing just one page) will increase. Being specific with your niche will ensure that your content holds the interest for your specific niche - be that recycling materials, or recycling relations, food, etc.

So to answer your question, you'll be better off narrowing your niche down as you'll benefit from more engaged and, ultimately, converting traffic.

Hope that helps?

Sean
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ReginaO1 Premium
Hi everyone. I need help here. I still don't quite understand how these niches relate to the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. If for example iam interested in helping single mothers and women generally to achieve some financial freedom, aside writing on "how to make money online " what else should I be writing on that would be of help to them. Anything explanation/suggestions would be appreciated please.
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carmarwa Premium
I think you could write to them, mention women and single moms on your website or in your title.
I hope this will give you an idea even if you don't do exactly this.
Carolyn
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Stakier Premium
Regina, Hi! I might have a couple ideas you can consider. Women in general, especially single moms, live busy lives. At WA you can access everything 24/7. It's all here whenever you need it. I'm fairly new here. I'm not too knowledgeable as far as technology goes. I've often felt over my head here. If it wasn't for the help of the people here at WA I probably would have thrown in the towel. Everyone is REALLY concerned about you. I found that if one person's answer doesn't make sense, keep trying. Another one down the line will "speak your language". I hope I helped in some way. If not, keep asking. Someone will "speak your language". Have a great day! Good luck!
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ReginaO1 Premium
Thanks so much for the encouragement, I really needed that.
I must confess that I still don't quite get this niche thing in relation to wealthy Affiliate promotion even after the responses that i have gotten from fellow WA- ers. Like you said, I will keep asking until I get the help that I am looking for.
Thanks once more Stakier.
All the best with your business.
Regina
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RobinSxD Premium
Hello, Regina. Take it from someone who has dedicated a great deal into this dilemma. I started out here 3 months ago, finished the "Green Course" and I've been struggling with the exact same question you are asking right now!

Now, thanks to the community, and more straight-forward, "ericcantu" I finally got the answer I was looking for. So here's what I came up with...

In this course, you will do a website based on promoting WA. It will focus on the product WA and by picking your target audience you will then aim to that perspective. For example...In this lesson, we are taught that there are more to it than just what is in front of you. In fact, by visiting different WA members profiles and interact with them, you will quickly see that they are all tied up to here from different backgrounds. If you choose one of these target audiences you need to see through their eyes. This is how you will use this lesson into a count for the Black Course of promoting WA towards a Target Audience.

If this got you confused, I should speak up loud and clear, hang on. Let me just clear my thorat...*eh-hrmm*...

There we go.
Ok.

- If I am to focus - "Single moms"...
I can give this specific audience value that would be of worth to them in person by pointing out pros from using WA. Keywords that comes to mind would be to have financial stability, make a website for your children, create a safe playground with easy steps, connect with other like-minded people, activate your mind and discover yourself, be an asset to others, learn about starting a business - as in setting your mind to it. All of these could be starters for an article to show certain parts with the help of images to vividly explain the benefits and value they receive from signing up in here.

If I am to focus - "Broke teenagers"...
Instead, keywords that come to mind would be: to make quick money, create an instant website, learn marketing the right way, spend time making money etc...

Not to forget the "Retirees"...
For them building website might not be as interesting as for treating their own online business (which a website should be treated as). have support along the way and make new connections...

In terms of using these keywords in a natural manner, you could simply use initiations like: "This service would benefit especially if you fee..." (examples: Alone. No tech skills and suffers from mental illness.)

As for me, I've decided to go with the retired persons, especially those who carry with them, mental illness. (3 of 5 people already suffers from it as it is and Premature Retirement increase the risk of mental illness by another 40%. (source: BBC News))

All in all, you will focus your desired perspective towards your target audience. And since the website will still be about promoting WA as a solution to whatever your audience are facing in their lives (e.g. lack of time, lack of knowledge, wish to connect, curiosity, tired of being scammed, etc etc...) WA can provide a solution to help that.

I strongly recommend that you start taking a good look at the service that is offered in here. Here you will see all you can gain from WA. And by staying on the homepage, covering each section within the menu and text content, you can highlight things to use in promoting it. The whole idea of this is to help you to reach out to those you wish to affect. You will provide a solution with needs and desires they haven't found out yet.And since your market covers almost over 50% of the entire world population (access to a computer and high-speed internet) I truly believe that the potential is UNLIMITED!

Hopefully, this helped you understand the concept. I remember, I sure felt relieved once I understood it.

As a premium, you will also have the features "Classrooms" - Where you can post questions in different sections to aim different 'experts' inside the community. Or "Private Messaging" - Which probably is explanatory enough. But for the formality, is an instant inbox, connected to your individual WA Profile. It can therefore not be accessed from outside these walls and is fully secure and supported.

However, if you ever feel insecure about the process overall or just need some support along the way remember... Help is just a message away. Either to me through here, on my profile, to the community from using live chat or do exactly what you did now - post inside training, as instructed.

Side-note:
I apologize if this came across as; unscripted, repetitive or even over-explanatory (with no actual point.) I wrote this on my smartphone, one-handed with some time pressure and limitations to review it afterward.

Wishing you all the best of success and progress in business and life.
Best of luck
Robin
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ReginaO1 Premium
Thanks so much, Robin, for your help here. Your post here is fantastic, nothing repetitive or over-explanatory about it. Infact, this is the joy of belonging to a community, such as this, where everyone care about the other.
Your explanation has been very helpful. I have followed you. This is with the intention of sending you a private message in case I run into a roadblock on this issue again and I am shy about asking about it publicly...lols. you know, to avoid the "who is this egghead" thing...lols.
Seriously, thanks for your time.
All the best.
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RobinSxD Premium
That means a lot, thank you, Regina! I'm happy to be part of the solution and wish you great success.

Oh, something that came to mind:
Take a moment and think of your target audience and the issues that they are facing. From there you will have a better starting point to practice it onto your branding direction. This is more than just a marketing strategy - It is the Value of your whole business and brand. Value is all tied up with how well your messages will proceed in terms of being successful. Because of the global scale of the internet (and the many-many resources available), it would be a waste of time to click on something that lacks value to you. If you think about it, but not too much, most of your free traffic will come from the search engines, this means that you are competing for the visitor to pick your site out of all that matches the same criteria as you!

If I would describe "The Ultimate Searching Experience" it would go like this...
I need something, so I search for it. - I find something that matches my request, so I click on it. - As it turns out, this was exactly what I wanted, and more. It even over-delivered beyond my wildest dreams. This would be defined as "the solution". - The solution could be anything from DIY or even a service/product to be bought. - Because of the amazing over-delivery, this source proved to be an asset and must, therefore, be of great value to me as a visitor. This will then quickly translate into Trust, Loyalty, and Affectionate Behavior, overall.

When you've reached this state, you will have a happy and loyal customer - happily willing to use whatever you throw at them. Ideally not necessarily for themselves but to help YOU. This could also be to involve promoting, signing up, subscribing and (yes, even) buying sometimes.

The most common factor towards buying behavior, in general, is connected to feelings. And when someone applies to this behavior they are defined as customers. If this would result in a happy one as well, then they will all, soon or later, return - Which lastly would prove to be due to loyalty. As in, Loyal towards your brand and your success. Devoted to helping in any way they possibly can.

If you need a valid example, take a look at the WA and the value it brings. Try to quickly summarize, with 3 words how you feel about co-founder and owner Kyle or Carson here at WA. Towards their efforts and presence in your progress.
We all know that the WA empire is mainly built on our money for the Premium Memberships, but none of us could ever hold that against them because the value is so much more and without it, this place would just be an "air-castle". Like every other Scam out there. - Built from empty promises of great rewards with no guarantees.

As you can see - Thanks to the Value this was all possible.
Keep this in mind when you move through the training and you will have every reason to go just as far as you want.

Fortune favors the bold.
Your ally, Robin
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Yes,me too!
I don’t understand how they relate to the promotion of WA.
Hoping as the lessons go on - it will come together.
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ReginaO1 Premium
Woooow! This is soo clear. Iam very happy now. My interaction with you has been awesome. You even use colours to refer to the 2 categories of trainings, "green" course for OEC and "black " course for Bootcamp, amazing! I have learnt so much from you and now, it is perfectly clear to me how to proceed from here.
I thank you for your time and the patience with which you explained this to my understanding. Iam pretty sure that so many others in my situation will benefit from this.
I wish you every success in your endeavours.
God bless.
Regina
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Yank Premium
Hi there, I am new at WA. I am 64 years old and definitely old school with computer technology.
You have really helped me here with your thoughts and I really appreciate it.
I have now decided on my niche after reading your two answers above.
I am going to create my niche around old farts like me that battle with the computer. So far the training and SUPPORT within WA has been unbelievable and I feel confident that I will make a success of this simply through the support that is given by the community.
I have not received this type of support or training anywhere else and I have been trying for a year now to make money online with NO success.
So thank to You, Kyle, Carson and the rest of the community for your assistance so far.
I hope to meet you all in Las Vegas.
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WaltCai Premium
In our everyday lives we encounter people in low-paid and even undesirable and/or unfulfilling jobs. How about carrying a supply of promotional leaflets or business cards all the time and give one to every shop assistant - waiter/tress, bar tender, pump attendant, etc we meet? Or the next time we take a train journey, just walk through the train distributing leaflets? Just a suggestion.
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heatherplude Premium
I am not good at handing leaflets out - if there is someplace to put a flyer, like a bulletin board, that would be better for me if we were to do print advertising. I would much rather get all my leads online and not be bothering with print. We are all different and printing and handing out flyers may be something that works for you. Keep up the good work!
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Melissa901 Premium
That could be a very good promotion for you. I think it could work if you could some how direct them to your site and give them a follow link to WA
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RobinSxD Premium
Thank you for this comment. This just gave me an idea for marketing outside of the internet. I will be able to upload training on WA once I reach 3 months, therefore I will notify you within 14 days when I have a course uploaded on how to achieve exactly what you requested now.

You just earned yourself another follower. :-)
Thanks again,
Robin
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Outalyne Premium
Such great content. I know SEO and long tail KW are the way to go when you don’t have the big KW/Ad budget. If you are brand new to marketing, advertising, or the online space, I would read this over & over. If you get this down, affiliate marketing will be easy. Think about it, obviously WA sells.....we are all proof. So if you can get people to the WA site (using your affiliate link of course) you will make money. The only thing missing from the equation is getting people to the WA site, right? Well this training solves that problem. Equation figured out.
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heatherplude Premium
Good advice - I saved it to my computer so I can read and reference it again and again.
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JamesBoughey Premium
Back here in the UK we have a massive surge in people reaching retirement age (the baby boomers). This is an emerging market. Just ask 'What are these pensioners going to need and want'? and fulfill that need.

Brainstorm and be creative and then research your chosen nitche. Use the Keyword tool and just go for it.

All the best.

Jim
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SteelPhoenix Premium
I have a vision that is close but a little different than one that's listed above. I was curious as to how different of an approach would be lean on the side of too risky? It was more or less a site I pictured to be something to draw in the people I would reach out to. While also providing an inspirational free daily personal daily encouragement. meanwhile I could also have partnering links available to help lead my readers to other possible directions. Thoughts?
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leoemery Premium
To me your idea is better suited to your own niche rather than using it to promote the WA. And the self help - self improvement niche is a fantastic niche
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SteelPhoenix Premium
Well my thought of the other directions were I guess something I probably dhpuld have evexplained better. I have mmy ideas on ldschool papers and notes. But I wanted to start with a blog of the encouraging dort. To help people bring their spirits up and. Possibly if I can figure out how. Make it sort of an interactive site. Not in the sense I am talking with them, but rather I had come up with a handful of other site ideas that would be along the lines of pushinv someone toward a better place. Helping them to move forward. Figure out what's holding them back. Pretty much all sites designed for people yo get referred to WA itself. I wasn't thinking so much of outside sites. Although, because of the nature of of my blog and the fact I am looking to reach people who may be at a rock bottom. I feel like I should not just for moral purposes state I'm not a doctor of course, but have somewhere if you feel like harming yourself or others leasr call 911, and offer a suicide hotline number. Those were the only things not WA I was thinking about. My purpose for the blog was to hopefully get someone who msy not have faith in thrmself to the point where they would possibly see the importance in change and know they can mskr it happen. Meanwhile I do have my other site ideas. I get what you are saying and thsnk you for your imput. But after hopefully explaining myself better do you still think that I shouldn't use it to promote WA? And seriously thsnkbyou for your honedty. I am OK making changes to plans if it is for the better. Gotta be flexible in thus life or I'll break. And in this case I'll be broke if I'm not willing to bend lol.
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JCovington2 Premium
I want to target college and university students interested in Entrepreneurship Programs. I was once a college student but I was an adult/fulltime working college student. I returned to school at the age of 27 and finished with my masters at the age of 35. In the midst of working through my degree programs, I was interested in entrepreneurship but didn't really know what direction I wanted to go into business wise. So, now that I've found Wealthy Affiliate, I believe targeting people who have the same struggle I had is my niche...for now.
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tinamerle Premium
I am very interested in helping single moms and dads who have felon convictions and really want to start over and support their selves and their family for society has turned their backs on them and won't give them regular jobs in the marketplace. I know a few good people out there who have these situations. I want to help them change their lives for the better. I think that would make wonderful stories of success! Can't wait to change a few plus my own.
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mowke2013 Premium
Just reading your post made my heart happy! I have a friend who is in this situation even though it happened 20+ years ago. What a deserving target audience! Go for it!!!
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tinamerle Premium
mowke2013 thank you so much for your understanding in this in what I have been actually desiring to do for a long time. Here at wealthy affiliate I have found the encouragement I need to go through with it. Society does make it's mark of let downs when it comes to helping people who really need it. You are a great person because you also see the need. I have also been encouraged and inspired by this because I too have had some similar situations and know that change is possible. Thanks again for being a awesome inspiration for me! Look forward to hearing your awesome story of success as well.
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fyre Premium
Both of you are making my heart happy! Talk about good therapy as well!
People are always going to heal and grow more efficiently as a community. Not a house, not "A" company but, in the presence of GreaT company!
I don't call you all my WA Tribe for nothing ;) <3
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CarlFilz Premium
hi i think i might have miss understood the purpus of this corse. i thought i would be picking somthing like toys or camping to build a website on to promote and sell . From what i have read it looks like the only thing i will be selling is WA is that corerct Either way i still wqant to learn how to do this
Carl
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mowke2013 Premium
Hey Carl, I'm new too, but I think that you do the training under the green tab "Get Started Here" to build what you describe. The "Affiliate Bootcamp" is to get you set-up ASAP to promote WA and earn commissions from that.
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Tolaga Premium
I was thinking of targeting people who are working away from their homelands because there aren't enough high paying jobs in their rural regions of New Zealand. In particular our Maori indigenous people who have been forced to live in Urban cities. This in effect could apply to many other worldwide nations where many people have to find work in the bigger cities to make a viable income for their families. D0 you think this may be limiting my market?
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siamjerry Premium
I think it will not limit your possibilities. I guess you know all about the Maori, but you will have to discover the same about those minorities all over the world, as they might not experience the same kind of issues.
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hey Kyle:

I was looking through this tutorial and had a question.

You started with a seed keyword and entered it in the WA keyword tool. You dug deeper and found one below the 300 QSR competition.

Then, you went to Google and entered the seed keyword again to get suggested keywords. However, you did not see what the competition / QSR was to determine what keywords to attack.

Why did you use Google to find suggested keywords? For one, isn't that what the keyword tool is for? Plus, you can see the competition when using the KW tool.

Thanks for clarifying.
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manne13666 Premium
Hi there!

I believe what he did was called the alphabet soup technique to get ideas for keywords that he then put into the keyword tool to see what the QSR is.

It basically allows Google to come up with keywords for you by filling in the blank. Here's more info should you need it.

Hope this helps,
Michelle/Anne
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hi Michelle/Anne:

Thanks for the reply.

What you said makes sense. If he had the tutorial in that order, i.e. "alphabet soup" for keyword ideas > Keyword Tool for more ideas and competition check, then I wouldn't have any questions.

If you understood what he meant, then it's just me and my ignorance :( Thanks for clarifying that for me!

-Charlie
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manne13666 Premium
I'm so glad I could be of help!

Good luck!
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Nickoy Premium
My niche is football and I make my website focus more on the English Premier league's club manchester united. So would that mean my target audience is football fans who follow the English premier league matches and who are likely to be Manchester United fans?
my website domain is: myunitedfootball.com
Please visit it and tell me what you think. Thanks.

Nickoy
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dagrinsonis Premium
This is awesome Kyle. So glad to be here. I am printing this one out to refer to from time to time. It took me leaving WA and trying to find something else similar online and there is NOT anything else like WA out there. I am confident now I am where I am supposed to be. Donna
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kristiel1961 Premium
i agree with you dagrinsonis, I too have ventured from WA and found nothing out there compares to the platform here.
To our success. Kristie
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chardin4 Premium
I left WA too! I felt that I couldn't retain the info enough to do anything with it. I came back, because I realized that I can always go back through any lesson I want to, and redo it, or go over it as many times as I need to learn it right! Great choice, that. Carol
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dagrinsonis Premium
Much success to you @kristiel1961
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Mstish232 Premium
OH EM GEE! I thought I was the only one. I had to do the same thing and found that WA is for me. There may be something better
out there but I believe this is it for me!
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MorneOlivier Premium
we must remember our audience is the "IT" they are the "GOD" of what you are aiming for.
Customer service is so drilled into us in the retail environment I work in and guess what the customers know it and more so online. If they don't like your shop they go to the next one and online it's by the click of a button.
What I am saying is, if you have this super dooper site with amazing dazzle and incredible content it means nothing if no one is reading it.
Therefore choosing your audience and pinpointing there needs and keeping them satisfied is the answer to anyone's success out there.
I am busy learning to focus in on just that.
:)
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Aiukli-1 Premium
Great advice! Bells and whistles mean nothing without great customer service. That is what keeps bringing them back, with friends.
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DenzelSr Premium
Yes Hello World.
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Nickoy Premium
To be honest. I don't think I understand the Lesson Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate. Are we suppose to select one or more of those audiences mentioned to target with our website or should we search for persons in the audiences we choose and send them Wealthy Affiliate links for them to join Wealthy Affiliate?
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi there,
The key here is to choose an audience that you feel comfortable with. That may be one of the examples used by Kyle, it may be something completely different. You are not tied to any of these, but you do need to choose an audience (a niche) to market to. This decision will determine what your brand will be, your website domain, look and feel, it's content and promotion. If you can, try and think about a completely different niche to everyone else - one that has great traffic potential and no competition. It's a research exercise in Jaaxy, but you'll eventually find the perfect niche. The examples given by Kyle are just that. I'm sure you can think of others. It requires some creative thinking, but you'll get there. And when you do, the world is your oyster.

Sean
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DenzelSr Premium
You got it stick in there .
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MarvH Premium
Kyle, I hope didn't make a mistake using myretireeincome.com as a domain because later on you said to use the domain as the title.
When I google those words the page is all large companies. Also there is company called retiree income. I don't them comin after me. But can it be ranked?
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sukumarth Premium
The best thing about revisiting a lesson here in WA is that there's always new to learn the second time around too. Funny, I had already covered this lesson but today when I revisit it, there are so many things I seem to have missed. Makes me feel like going back to the certification too :)
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redcloud2015 Premium
This is why I love affiliate marketing they sky is the limit. WA to me has some of the best training to really zero in on any passion that you may be considering venturing into.

Upon on joining, I had no idea where to begin and I have used WA countless times for reference since becoming a member. Almost anything you may need to know about marketing is here.

It truly is evergreen since the good folks at WA are always changing as the industry does. Unlike some courses that end up being outdated within months.

Not to mention there are so many experts on so many topics here. So you can literally find help in any niche.

Isaac "Red Cloud" Johnson
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ElianeLima Premium
I totally agree, Isaac.

I like to think of WA - among other things - as a modern encyclopedia. It is the first place I go when I need training on a specific topic or a definition of a term that is new to me.
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
I have my website (not completely developed), my direction and my target audience. I also have a long list of content ideas to keep me going for months. Now .....lets see if I can actually follow through and make the content make real sense when I put it in writing.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thanks for the reminder. One of the mistakes I made the first time around was not to define the target audience correctly, and therefore not connecting with them on a deeper level. Not making this mistake this time around.

So the goal is to define the target audience: Stay At Home Moms who want to create an independent income

Now the next task for me is to learn to connect with them. I think that is the harder part. While I am in the midst of that target audience, I feel like an outsider looking in. Does anyone have suggestions on how to connect with your target audience to create a "community" of followers?

Thanks!

Blessings

Claudia
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phoeby123 Premium
You can build a community of followers using various social media tools. Here's a great one using Google+
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ElianeLima Premium
Thanks for sharing this training. I'll definitely check it out.
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I am interested in helping veterans and others understand that there are legitimate businesses out there. I really like the underlying theme of WA that the training is all there to try without having a theme of buy, buy, buy. Or watching a 45 minute video only to find out it leads you to another buy proposition. Life is to short to waste time on FLUFF and no substance.
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dagrinsonis Premium
Is it ok for me to target health and wellness business owners? I want to help personal trainers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, acupuncture professionals, physical therapists, holistic practitioners, nutrition and weight loss counselors, etc. to get found online whether thru their website or social media. I am passionate about health and wellness and since I have a massage therapy practice and have found some success in bringing in a lot of new clients, I feel like I can be a help to others. Thanks to my extensive learning here at Wealthy Affiliate all my websites sit on page 1 of Google and when searches are done my websites appear towards the top of Google. You see, when I first came to Wealthy Affiliate, my original website - well I was FORCED to change it over to Wordpress. I did not know a daggone thing about Wordpress. But I found Wealthy Affiliate and went through all the tutorials. I have since then added additional websites. The most fantastic thing I have found about the WA platform is the fact that when I have created a new website and took the time to actually set it up and write content, it IMMEDIATELY (within a week) was on the first page of Google! What the heck?! That is what finally totally sold me on Wealthy Affiliate and is the reason I continue to hang around month after month. Anyway, back to my question - Is it ok for me to target health and wellness business owners as my niche?
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je721 Premium
Yes you can. In health and wealthnes niche you can target the audience for affiliate marketing not for WA. But I suggest you can still promote WA using Subdomain in WA. You may create subdomain for your domain. If your domain name is Https://migrainecure.com subdomain will be https://migrainecure.subdomainname.com
May be it helps you.
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SondraM Premium
Sounds like an excellent group of people to target. Your back ground will help you know and understand what they are looking for.
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dagrinsonis Premium
Thanks @sondram
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EricaCrystal Premium
can you expand on this, or point us to some training about this?
thanks,

Erica
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
hi guys! I am an italian university student. I was thinking if could be possible focus my effort on italian guys, not for language, infact I am very good in english, but for the common nationality. In particular my audience will be university italian student who want to work from home, replacing their mimimum wage job or part time to pay their studies. Could be fit well?

Thanks for your answers!

Marco
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phoeby123 Premium
Absolutely. Clear focus.
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi Marco,
Sounds good. Just a small word of warning from my own experience. I am from the UK and like you decided with one of my sites to target a niche to a UK only audience. If you are doing the same for Italians you may want to keep in mind that as a result I get limited traffic to my sites, and hence very limited income from it. I find that of all of my sites, the ones that target a global audience about a specific niche perform the best.

Just thought I'd share that with you in case you wanted to rethink. It may be your particular niche is a lot more lucrative than mine (mine was targeting local tourism), but I thought I'd let you know just in case you found the same after putting a lot of work into your new site.

Good luck with it though. I hope it goes well for you :-)

Sean
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
Hi sean!
thanks for the advice. I thought about it and hence reached the point that my site will be rather bilingual, english and italian. Sounds well? Would be a loss of time or a great investment doing it in two languages?
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SeanGreentre Premium
No worries Marco,
As long as it target the worldwide audience - which I guess is predominantly English speaking - then you'll be fine.

There are plugins out there that allow you to more easily make your site multi-lingual so, if the reader wanted to, they could switch from english to Italian - or vice-versa. This article should help in that respect: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-easily-create-a-multilingual-wordpress-site/

Sean
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
thanks for the tip, Sean. I will check it out.

Marco
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SeanGreentre Premium
My pleasure Marco. Good luck with it.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Yes, that sounds absolutely great - very targeted. You probably know the saying: "Birds of same feather flock together". ;-) Having something in common also makes it much more believable for your audience as well as the feeling "of doing it together". ;-) Wishing you all the best!
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Remco98 Premium
The only way I can limit my search results on google is by quoting the search term as in the example. When I type it in without the quotes I get millions of results. I don't find any search term that would get me less then a million results.

Any help? :)
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Nadja3 Premium
What I suggest, try and use Jaaxy to get an idea about competition in your niche keywords. Use long keywords - sometimes it makes entire phrase: like this: life changing opportunities with online education.
When you run your keywords Jaaxy will calculate competition, and you can make a decision if the keyword is suitable or not.
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JamesAnders1 Premium
I really like Jaaxy and SiteRubix
There's nothing easier than SiteRubix as a website builder.
Looking at the niche of small business website builder
The Keywords returns are favorable, and it suits my background.
Check the Keywords out there's more than enough room in this for than lil ol me...

Keyword: what is the best website builder for a small business
James
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Kyle Premium
SO glad you are enjoying them and these are things that you can "recommend" and audiences that you can target on your website (the keyword/research category, the website builder category, the hosting category, website analysis).

This is one way you can expand within your given niche. ;)
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Revisiting this document after 3 months or so of working on my site I see things in a different light...I am astounded at how much I didn't take in before...even while I thought I was getting it. I can see I was being far too broad with my posts...I was too eager to get on. I am not saying I didn't learn a lot, I did, and I am pleased for things I learned. Good stuff.
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Melmichelle Premium
What about a target audience in the service/restaurant industry? I would like to target those workers, maybe making $2.13 an hour (been there, done that!). The laws surrounding that pay scale are hard to learn about and employers don't seem to know (i.e. if servers aren't making minimum wage during slow hours, employers are supposed to make up this difference), so maybe a keyword about the laws of employers paying only $2.13/hr. Thoughts anyone?
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kimwolfe Premium
That sounds like a great way to help people! Does this have a name? I’m dont believe it’s referred to as minimum wage. I googled it to find “tipped employees” as away to categorize some one who makes 2.13 an hour. The right keyword can be important to target who you are helping. Not only can you guide them on what they need to know and how to get what is lawfully guaranteed to them, you can recommend other ways for them to make money. You have tons of possibilities here.
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Justice7 Premium
Ok im not going to ask how to promote WA to all of these social media sites i dont even know how to create or send a link to refferals nor i know how to make videos on YouTube but i have a feeling that in the lessons to come i will be taught .
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RYANMURRAY1 Premium
oK, here's something that I think can really help a specific group of people in the US. people who are trying to be sober. people who may be on probation or have experienced criminal charges due to addiction and drunk driving. The angle is to provide helpful information related to self-improvement while recognizing the need to be or maintain sobriety, and to provide an additional income for these people. It's based on my own experience and journey and the need to find a focus and hope that is often hard to imagine when facing these daunting circumstances, mounting bills, and sometimes a major life adjustment. I really think a good number of people who find themselves in this sort of trouble do so because they lack maturity in one or more aspects of their life, and they have not found satisfaction in the current job market. I remember meeting a friend who had gotten sober and I feared he would be a different person. He turned out to be actually the same person but a much better version. I told him so, and I think about that often. I hope I can help people become a better version of who they are, and help them realize that as well as make a living pursuing a passion. what do you guys think?
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BBurchett1 Premium
That is a WONDERFUL thought! I see it coming true.
Bev
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Labman Premium
Tough road to hoe. There is a huge market out there. I would think though that you might want to focus on all substance abuse and not limit yourself to alcohol abusers.

I'm getting a peripheral view of what this is all about right now. (Not me but a close associate) It is a hard thing not just for the primary person but for the family and friends involved as well.

If you can provide a solution and support structure for these people, that would be a wonderful thing.
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KBiddle Premium
I think it's a good idea. I know a lot of people who have had their lives heavily impacted by isolated mistakes while under the influence of alcohol or drugs - some of those people were also abusers of drugs or alcohol. I can think of two who paid dearly (as they should to a degree) and they both people that are generally good and have a lot to contribute to society. However, it's been years and neither have recovered from their mistakes.
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MirzaKamsani Premium
Well.... the so called gurus back then didn't taught me this. You end up going to the competitive keywords and land yourself nothing... Kyle, you started to changed my mind bit by bit as I go along with your lessons. I'm getting more confident that I'm in a safe hands.
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Kester42 Premium
I would like to be able to help fathers, such as me, who have daughters that work at sports bars in clothing that accentuate the scenic views or advertise owl watching. I have nothing against such establishments and may have been at them on occasion. I stopped going when I realized that the women working there were not much older than my daughter. Anyhow, she has had no harassment issues, but I would gladly pay for a years worth of WA to allow her to make her spending money? That is a very tight drill down to a target audience, but can it be that specific? Also, if targeting college students, is having a presence at career fairs and perhaps dorm flyers or stadium/arena advertising beneficial at all?
Just thoughts, can I blame it on the two whiskey sours my wife brought me? lol...
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Robg1 Premium
All of your promotion will be done online. Yes you can promote to a tight audience. That is the way it works best. Keep reading through the training and it all becomes clear.
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Robg1 Premium
You could possibly call your site "quityourjob.com" or something along those lines.
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Jojo520 Premium
I think I will have to sit with the flurry of ideas I have right now, and see how my target audience and my goals fall together. I want to help people like me, who love to travel and be creative and do what they can to help others, but are somewhat (to extremely) limited by the need to remain at a traditional job for financial reasons...
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Kyle and all,

Thank you. Most of this makes sense, but...

Here is what I don't understand about finding and then using the keywords... I don't see how I could naturally target most of the keywords, which in reality often turn out to be low hanging fruits... How could I write a post that aims to bring minimum wage workers to WA using "how minimum wage affects businesses" or "...higher paid employees" or "...unemployment" keywords? Actually, in this case, I don't even see the connection between my chosen audience and either of these keyword phrases: why minimum wage workers would care about higher paid employees, businesses or even unemployment? I don't think my niche people will ever google these keyword phrases. And yet, my article has to organically lead to "join Wealthy Affiliate" message from one of these keywords, which I am supposed to use in the Title and in the first couple paragraphs. How? What am I missing in this concept? Kyle, would you really use any of the keywords from "how" group, or was this just not a very good example, and you'd continue searching for other more relevant keywords?

Thank you,
~ Julia
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Labman Premium
Many unemployed workers are trying desperately to find an income. While WA won't provide instant success, it can be a long term solution to people that are in the hunt for an income not dependent on the whims of a low income manager with delusions of grandeur.
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Craig,

I appreciate your response, but that's not what I asked... I understand that minimum wage workers are great as a targeted audience for WA referrals. I don't understand how to use these keyword phrases: "how minimum wage affects businesses" or "...higher paid employees" or "...unemployment". If you don't mind to re-read my original question, I'd love to learn from you.

Thank you for your time,

~ Julia
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A potential WA affiliate may see or want to determine the connection between: minimum wage mindsets, and higher paid mindsets, minimum wage and business owners, the comparative fees (capital) to get started in different programmes, or to even do campaigns about the economy, minimum wage, and the looming risks and gloom of unemployment without any backup. Remember that the reader in the audience may not necessarily search those keywords verbatim, only partially, but may still pull your content if ranked well.

These type of keywords may return high quality affiliates as well, since they are persons seeking to understand how to satisfy an audience that is looking to get out of the 9 - 5 rat race, or rigidity and lack of freedom of traditional corporate jobs.

Also you don't have to use it in the first few paragraph's but spread it out and make each of your paragraphs have a relation to campaign topic, theme, or issue.

Hope this helps, however it may be just an example here.
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Jewelia Premium
Hmm... Thank you very much, Paul. You brought up several good points, which are helpful. But I am still not convinced that "how" group of keywords in Kyle's example is appropriate for the task he defines.

The assignment Kyle sets in this tutorial:
1. Point your audience to Wealthy Affiliate as a resource for success online.
2. Your target audience is Minimum Wage Workers
3. And closer to the end of the tutorial:
Use any of these 4 search terms:
"how minimum wage works"
"how minimum wage affects businesses"
"how minimum wage affects higher paid employees"
"how minimum wage affects unemployment"

I read your response 3 times trying to mentally plan my own blog targeting these keywords (#3) with a goal of delivering "join Wealthy Affiliates" message (#1) to minimum wage workers (#2). I still can't connect all three.

One or even two of three given conditions fall out of the picture... I hear you saying that the topics addressed by these keywords(#3) may find "a potential WA affiliate" (#1), but "a potential WA affiliate" in this case is not " minimum wage worker"(#2), which would not be a problem if... the rest of my blogs were not focused on targeting this group. But they were and therefore most of the visitors to my website ARE minimum wage workers.

I am very meticulous in this particular example, but of course, I am not running this exact scenario. I am trying to understand the line of thoughts for my own niche and for a different target audience in WA referrals.

Do you understand my confusion? What am I missing? If all pieces don't seem to fit together, what should I do: move on to different keywords, or not to worry about the originally chosen audience? I am sure I am over-complicating something and somewhere... What and where, please?

Thank you,

~ Julia
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bctraci Premium
Hi Julia - as a minimum wage employee constantly looking for income opportunities outside of work, I can tell you that in my quest I certainly googled things like "how to get a higher paying job" or "unemployment alternatives"
When you have that mindset to break out of the rut, you try to think outside the box and you look up not only what you want but what you don;t want.
Hope that helps.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Traci! I never thought of that. This certainly helps.
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SylviaH1 Premium
Thanks for sharing. So true. Minimum wage employees and students are always looking for ways to make additional income.
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DeborahsLife Premium
I so absolutely get what you are saying. I have that trouble creating new posts for my site. I just don't get the connections sometimes, and I see exactly what you are saying. I wish to see the missing bit is as well.
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Hi, I’m no expert but I understand what you are asking and I believe you create a list of these keywords to ensure you use them in Articles you post on your blog that the search engines will pick up.

You could choose anyone as a niche. Like you could use many unemployed workers have now chosen internet marketing to earn extra cash and replace working 9-5 etc. or one on higher paid employees are often made to do more work than is required etc and promote wealthy affiliate within that article. I hope this makes sense.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you for your response. You are absolutely right. My question was very precise regarding Kyle's example of minimum wage workers niche and the exact keywords he found.
Thanks again,
Julia
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edensbox Premium
Jewelia,

You have two choices on what type of site you want. Or, you can have two sites! LOL First, you can pick a niche that you are very interested in and build it from there. I have always loved to create things so my niche is customized printed items. Second, you can build a site that drives traffic back into WA. You need to decide what is more exciting for you and gets your juices going. If doing the WA site is uncomfortable try something different. A hobby you love or something you have always dreamed of. The process should always be fun and exciting.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Eden, for your comment.
All the best,
~ Julia
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CLandi Premium
To All: beware of Pay Per Click (PPC). It can easily cost a thousand dollars or more. Try Article Marketing. You can write an article about your product. At the end of your article, you can provide a link to your product. Your article should be close to or more than 400 words.

Chuck
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Great list! The ONLY 1 that I personally would stay away from is the tagline of "Get Rich Quick"...From my own experiences as well as many other individuals experiences, whenever I read on a site about getting rich quick, I automatically call BS and tend to keep moving on...The rest of this list is amazing! Just giving my 2 bits on it...Thanks!
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CharlesC Premium
Is there a newer version of this article? After reading it through once, i decided to go back and substitute with my idea of target audience. When i click on the View Result button, a pop-up window comes up titled keyword competition and states the competition QSR is xxx number, not what the image above that shows what appears to be a google search result. Am I misunderstanding the directions?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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NicoleJBN Premium
It appears that the article has been updated in June 2017 as seen underneath the title. However, the images are showing the older keyword tool version. It has since been updated and the window you're talking about is showing you the competition directly without having to use the Google search feature.

This is for your convenience and to give you an instant idea how competitive the keyword you're searching for is. If you prefer the Google search results as shown in the article, you can always go to Google and perform a manual search using the following search term.

"YOURKEYWORDHERE"

For example, your keyword is baby seats. You'd search in Google like this:

"baby seats"

This helps Google to search anything using this keyword only. This gives a more direct result in terms of competing websites and articles focusing on the same keyword.

To get to the point, the popup window with the QSR result is the shortcut to the manual Google search. The lower the competition, the better you can rank for the keyword. Rule of thumb is to try to find keywords with a QSR of 300 and less. More would be too competitive. It'd be harder and take longer to rank for it.
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CharlesC Premium
Thank you for your fast response and explanation!
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NicoleJBN Premium
You're welcome.
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EricGuvNC Premium
GREETINGS NicoleJBN,

EXCELLENT Explanation!!
Cleared up The "focus"!
CHEERS!!
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NicoleJBN Premium
:)
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Felynz Premium
I have a question ...

I haven't been at WA very long (about 6 weeks or so) and am still very new. However, I have been so impressed and immensely grateful for all the support and help that I've experienced thus far in the Certification course, that I've convinced myself to start the Bootcamp as well in order to not only promote WA but hopefully help others who are looking for alternative ways of earning an income from home.

Let me be honest here in saying that I haven't earned any income yet (and wouldn't expect to in such a short amount of time and no experience) and I'm still learning the basics to becoming an online entrepreneur.

However, my question is, even though I lack the experience and knowledge of whether WA will work for me or not (or anyone else for that matter), can enthusiasm for WA alone be enough to follow the Bootcamp training and become a WA affiliate or do I wait until I have completed the Certification course in its entirety?

I would appreciate any thoughts or comments - thank you.
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Swangirl Premium
You can do it either way. You can just work on Bootcamp...many others have done that, though I have not yet. It is probably easier to just do one at a time though, not both at once!
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Felynz Premium
I did wander if I would be stretching myself too thin but I also thought that alternating between the two would help keep me from getting "bogged down". If I concentrate on just one thing and put all effort into it, sometimes I can get quite stuck and then frustrated. Whereas, if I have the option to give one thing a break and do something else (even though in this case, it would be kinda similar), it may keep me from going insane!

I guess the only way to find out would be to trial it and if it gets too much, I can always come back to the Bootcamp at a later date.

Thank you - I'm grateful for your insight.
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Swangirl Premium
No problem.

I did Certification only and built a niche site. Now have started my WA promotion site but have not done Bootcamp. I will do it but so far I am just replicating my first site (choosing theme, header photo, domain name etc.)
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Felynz Premium
Awesome!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Louise,

You might want to give this training a read and then make the decision. There's a lot of interesting information in it - especially if you are just starting out your online journey. Cheers,

Peter - from not so sunny Melbourne!!
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Felynz Premium
Hi Peter thanks for sending the article - given me something to contemplate :)
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PeterK77 Premium
No problem! It's a good read and makes a lot of sense. It's hard to promote something that you are not familiar with or seen success from yourself. If promoting WA is what you truly want to do, then go for it. That's what the affiliate bootcamp is there for and the training is amazing - but I see a lot of people struggling with the idea of promoting something that they've yet to have any success with. All the best! ;)
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Swangirl Premium
That is why I started with my own niche site in a field I am very familiar with (pet health and behavior). It makes it so much easier to write about products I already use and love!

Now when I create my WA promotion site it will be much easier since I can say I have used the system to create a #1 Google ranked website already!
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PeterK77 Premium
Exactly!!
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FeltonT Premium
Great advice. Thanks.
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EricGuvNC Premium
Enthusiasm, what brought you to WA, will only Benefit your Learning Process and help to achieve heights as yet unseen.

It has been suggested a few times at WA:
Follow ONE Course Until Success(ful)!
(bouncing to and fro will generate Overwhelm which creates confusion and hesitation, which is where I was for a few years).

CHEERS!!
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bctraci Premium
I am the same way @Felynz, and I am doing both. I find they complement each other and I am retaining what I learn.
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usathaiguy6 Premium
I think I am confused here. My second day as a member. I started out on "get started here"....moved on to "Affiliate Bootcamp" because I want to mainly promote WA. If I have decided that, I no longer need to work on "get started here"...Is that correct??So then I just need to follow "affiliate bootcamp"am I correct? Thanks in advance..
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r19f54l Premium
You can do it however you like. If you plan to promote WA, that's what the bootcamp is for. I tried to do both concurrently and got nowhere quickly. I suggest you focus on the bootcamp first. Once you've gotten the WA promotions off the ground and you've completed and mastered the bootcamp, the certification classes will be there waiting for you. Best wishes.
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usathaiguy6 Premium
Ok thank you very much....
Take care...
Jim Axelson...
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Jim,

I think you should give this article a read. It might help you make the decision that's right for you. Cheers,

Peter
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usathaiguy6 Premium
Yes thanks for your opinion..ive gone thru the niche finding deal before...and it is not that hard..WA has an excellent keyword tool...Jaaxy that helps alot..thanks for your response..
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PeterK77 Premium
I see you've got experience, but just thought it might be worth a read for you - also a good reference to give to others when you see the same question come up!
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usathaiguy6 Premium
Yes you are correct..thanks...
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r19f54l Premium
Thanks for posting. I have decided to change course as a result.
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r19f54l Premium
I read what PeterK77 posted and decided to change course.
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PeterK77 Premium
No problem Robert. It's definitely an article worth considering!
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Hi :)

I've been desperately searching google for results that come in under the '400' mark but I've not found a single one under 75000 that had more than 50 searches a month, and that was the lowest by miles, I've now run out of keyword searches as I'm only a free member. I don't really know what to do now as I haven't been able to find what I was looking for and now I'm unable to use the one thing that would have given me confidence in the whole venture before going premium.

Has anyone else been in this situation before? If so how did you get around this?

Any other suggestions are greatly welcomed :)

Thanks!!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Katie,

Are you talking about using your free account at Jaaxy or the free keyword tool here at WA?

Cheers,

Peter
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Hey :)

Its the free keyword tool on here, thanks for the quick response!
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PeterK77 Premium
Ok. To be honest with you, I've never been a free member (I joined premium straight away) and I didn't realize that there was a limit to using the keyword tool here at WA as a free member. Have you registered for a free Jaaxy account? You can get 30 more searches if you do. There are also other free keyword tools if you Google them but they do have their limitations. Do you mind me asking exactly what you are doing keyword research on?
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To be honest I didn't realise there was a cap on the searches so I tried all sorts, I've still not decided on a niche and whether or not that will be in the affiliate program or not... I only joined 2 days ago and so far the training has totally changed the preconceived ideas that I came with, so I'm a little lost... hence the rapid usage of my free keyword searches :-\
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Katie,

I just read your profile and I see that you're waiting for a response from Kyle. I think what would be really beneficial to you is using your expertise (what you have been studying) rather than going for the Bootcamp at this stage. From what I read, I think you have actually got the right idea in terms of promoting natural health. This article might clear up a few things for you. It's been very helpful to others so I thought I'd share it with you.
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PeterK77 Premium
The other thing I noticed about your comment on your profile is that you seem to have a pretty clear idea of what you are wanting to promote and how to do it - it's just a question of narrowing it down to who you want to promote it to. I would say promoting natural health is an incredible niche. If you have all your content ready to go (which it looks like you do), then your keyword research would be around solving the problems that your expertise can. You might have to 'reverse engineer' the keywords - in other words, if someone didn't know what your remedies solved but had the problem (e.g. - natural ways to cure acne rosacea) then you would probably be able to bring in quite a lot of traffic. You can think of the keywords as being questions that people want resolved and that's when you give them the solution, and provide them with recommendations of which products will help and provide your affiliate links to get the product. If you continue to create a lot of content in your field, you will likely become an authority site in a relatively short amount of time (there is no exact timing on this). I do think you would really benefit from going premium because it really looks to me like you have a very well thought out plan in organizing your content and you could definitely make it work.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to help, I have just read the above link you sent me. You are absolutely right, I have no idea why I even thought about going down the Wa affiliate rd when I came only 2 days ago with a plan... I think I just thought it was totally wrong because I couldn't break it down to make it small enough.

Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement, my head is clear and I can now regain focus!! Much appreciation for snapping me out of my wobble! ;)

Your advise above re keywords being questions makes perfect sense, I think I was being a little too obvious in my searches. I'll have a look at Jaaxy and have a google of how else to get some keywords. I'm confident that I will go premium once I've got the hang of things I just need a little practice before committing.

Thanks very much, you popped up just at the right moment, all is very much appreciated.

Katie :)
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PeterK77 Premium
Pleasure Katie!
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Ok so I have a question. what if I create a fb page promoting nothing but WA can I put links and banners on it to send people straight to the sign up page of WA? and do I still get my commission? Or do I need to put the links to my website promoting WA and them clinking on the WA links from there sending them to the WA sign up page? Thanks!
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jbatters Premium
I use facebook all the time. You can do both. When I am in FB I like to find groups that are targeted for people looking to learn how to work at home and people looking for affiliate programs. I join these groups a few a day. Then everyday I look through them because there is ALWAYS someone asking for this info. I leave a link. I also use advertising groups up here that will let me leave a small discussion with my link, like an ad you could say. That is how I use FB for free. When I get going I am sure I will invest in advertising there.
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r19f54l Premium
The name of my website is http://getoutofourownway.com. I understand the concepts of target marketing and niche marketing. The problem is, I'm not sure which way to go with either or both of them as they apply to my website. I need major help with choosing a brand direction for my website. At this point, that is an incomplete step in this lesson and I want to be crystal clear about it before moving forward. As a retread I know first hand how vital this is. Previously, not only was I not clear about this but tried to go in far too many directions at the same time. The results were pathetic. I don't want to do that this time. I want to plant the proper seed(s) this time and nurture accordingly. I'm looking for input/feedback from Kyle and/or someone who's had real success and can help me decide which way to go. I've posted only one blog post on my site so far. I don't want to fill it up with a bunch of posts just for the sake of it. HELP!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Robert,

I think you need to go with your strengths. I see on your profile that part of your skill set is retirement planning. What do you think about teaching internet marketing as a means to planning a successful retirement? You can use you expertise in the field to educate people as to why it's so important to plan for retirement and in the process recommend products that would help support and implement the strategies that you suggest to them. Wealthy Affiliate would be one of the tools that you could recommend and I'm sure that there are many others. What are your thoughts?

Cheers,

Peter
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