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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Marjorie9 Premium
Hi Kyle
Having a target like "everybody with computer and internet" is really so wide and rich to think of possible WA clients. Why do we have to brand and segregate them when quest for "money/income" is also all embracing? If we do branding, we limit our scope to a limited group and drive away potential clients that we could reach or come in contact with? Can we just be open when it comes to "Target Audience"?
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katkatskitchen Premium
You have a talk targeted audience because everybody is too wide you cannot focus on the needs of everybody and by trying to you end up by targeting no one
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HeidiY Premium
It’s easier to position yourself as an authority site within a smaller niche Majorie, your articles can be tailored and more specific so you can really help people, plus you have less competition from other websites.

There are still squillions of people even within the narrowed down niches, plenty for us to make a truckload of cash :)
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AlexSomm Premium
OK, I've got a question here.

I have found a keyword that I really like It has 500+ AVG and 0 QSR, I think it will convert really well and even .com is available.

Now the question is should I buy that domain or should I create several content posts around it? or both? I assume it is both, just the thing is it is quite long(29 characters) and I don't think its that brandable.

Besides the length, my concern is will the domain name help with the ranking in the google for that specific keyword and will I get that traffic if I don't have that keyword that many times in the posts?

Thank you for the help in advance! :)
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katkatskitchen Premium
Alex,
you have to remember that a domain name should be memorable.Your suggestion is too long to be memorable. The shorter the domain name the better it will rank and also having your keyword in the title no longer has the impact it used to have. Providing you don't use the domain name WWW.hangingplants.com and then try and sell dog food from that site you should be okay. What I mean there is you can tailor a domain to your needs but it should contain Keyword phrases from another niche
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AlexSomm Premium
I have read in a couple of different places that it has an impact, then I have read in some other that it doesn't I guess that changed during some time so that is why there are different pieces of information out there.

The keyword is the niche Its similar to Kyle's "Howtolosebellyfat" from the training and I saw that a lot of his websites have long domain names, that is why I asked.

Thank you Kat. :)
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katkatskitchen Premium
it has changed it used to be important very important but now it's not on one of the reasons why this is so is sharing and social media has more impact
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you are on the right path. don't share your keywords here.
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kashbino Premium
If have heard Kyle mention many times the "audience" or people online is three billion people. Recognizing that billions of them do not speak English how would I reach them? Yes, I know that still leaves a lot of English speakers but is our audience really every person in the world? If so, how?
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Kettei Premium
I'm not sure Kyle was speaking to you specifically when he said that. I believe he was talking to WA members collectively.

Lots of the WA members speak English as their second language so they can of course target speakers of their native tongue.
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kashbino Premium
Thanks for the reply. I did not think he was speaking to me specifically but my question still stands. My girlfriend speaks fluent Chinese but could I really build a website here on WA for people in China? And if I could I wonder what obstacles I would run into. This is just a curious thing with me or perhaps a pie in the sky idea. I tend to get ahead of myself on occasion LOL
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Kettei Premium
I'm sure that many of Steve Jobs' ideas could have been called, 'pie in the sky' but he changed the face of mobile telephony. :)

I regularly speak to a friend in Beijing and I think that yes, there's no reason you couldn't build a website here on WA for people in China (as long as it's not blocked by the state firewall).

People in China share the same hopes and dreams that we do and I'm sure that if you picked the right niche, it could be a success.
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JerryHuang Premium
We're definitely not targeting every person in the world. Your website should have a target audience, be it in English, Chinese or any other language.

You just need to recognize the group of people you want to target, then work towards offering value to them and them eventually monetize it.

If you need more clarification on your niche, you can check out Kyle's post here: Also, as you mentioned you may want to build websites in other languages apart from English, I've created a training here for that:
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kashbino Premium
Nice! Thank you!
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kashbino Premium
Aloha Jerry! Where have you been? I thought you abandoned me after I went premium LOL

Anyhow, thanks for the message and the training!
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JerryHuang Premium
LOL. Of course not. I've been working hard in WA and on my site. I'll always be here if you need any help!
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kashbino Premium
Aloha Jerry!

I know you are willing to help! I was just joking with you because I can tell you have great personality and can take a joke. And don't worry I will be stopping by with questions LOL

All the best.

Rich
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, yea I know that! All the best too :)
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TopAchiever Premium
You include Google Translate on your website so they can have a 'somewhat' idea of what your site is all about.
If you need an example, see the website link on my profile page.
Let me know if you need any further help.
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kashbino Premium
Aloha and many thanks for sharing!

All the best,

Rich
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scottfreedom Premium
Ok got through the first 4 lessons of Bootcamp but should I have even come here yet? I still haven't completed the getting started section of WA yet but took this since I was sent this way from that course because I didn't have a niche. I thought this would be a great option but they are into keywords etc and guess I need to get a website name first? Guess I took a detour..
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feigner Premium
hi scott - welcome to wa - i took this route when i first started and my mentor said not to - i used three months and found that i did not want to pursue it - learned a lot in a short period of time - so think carefully before going down thiss route.
are you sure you cannot find a niche - what do you do at the moment? can you help others who have not learnt how to do it?
what would you like to do? can you learn this skill and pass this onto others who want to learn?
good luck if you persue it
Phil
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KirstenC1 Premium
So much information! It is all kind of confusing! Ok, the questions that I have are-- Can the web page be my own name, re; ‘someone’sname.com’ and Can the niche be ‘affiliate marketing for - - - - - - ‘ ?
And keywords would be found from searching 'affiliate marketing for- - - - - "? Thanks for the help, Kirsten
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VicLees Premium
Yes, it can be your name---use jaaxy for keywords.
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feigner Premium
if it is available then yes - you could use namemesh to findout whether you like other names like nameaffiliatedotcom or similar
the niche is the group of people you are serving - be clear and specific on this as you wil lbe targeting them
so people 40-50 looking to get out of a job and take early retirement - they need to find another way - affiliate marketing is the way to get more time with the grandchildren and help them through college etc
so what information do they need, what are the problems they face, what keeps them up at night or wakes them up.
look for topics and then search for keywords to write articles about
more money for retirement ( topic) 5 ways to make more money for retirement ( article title) ( keyword make money for retirement) then write about 1k words about this topic - research 4 other ways and add in affiliate marketing as one linking to your wa review
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KirstenC1 Premium
Thank you for your reply, Kirsten
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KirstenC1 Premium
Thank you so much for all of the helpful information, Kirsten
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, it can be your name. The website name is just your "brand" many times, so it's not that important whether or not it has keyword searches. If you want to brand your website under your name, that's totally fine, and lots of people do that!
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So while I understand how this works can anybody help me with how to make the most of only being able to put in 10-15 min at the beginning and ending of my day I knew it was gonna be tough but I didn't expect for the first person I asked to just assume that since I wasn't home or near a WiFi connection that I don't have a laptop when I do have a laptop and it is how I access this website most of the time since I found this web community. And since they assumed that and told me there was no way I could do this because I didn't have a laptop or desktop to work with it really made me wonder if this place is worth my time. I asked my question the only way I had available at that time so since the first person I asked wanted to show bias of device and means used to ask for help I ask the community. Any tips or tricks that y'all can think of to help me with remembering the information I took in when starting my day for when I can come back and do more at the end of my day would be very helpful. Please and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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verna8767 Premium
To be successful with your online business you will need to put forth some time and effort. There is a lot of hard work, especially in the beginning. However, you work at your own pace. The less time you put in the longer it will take you to reach your goals. But, this is not a race.

I would suggest you try to get in about 10 hours a week at least, but if you can't, do what you can. Maybe you have more time on the weekend.

Not quite understanding what you are saying about the laptop, but I think you are saying you do have a laptop. If that understanding is correct, you work on it when you can. If you don't have a laptop/desktop you can always do something different. There is someone here that actually goes to the library to use their computers.

Sounds like you didn't get a good first-time impression of WA. Let me assure you that the community here is very helpful to other members. I apologize if you felt something different from that. I have been here for three years and have felt nothing but encouragement and have received a lot of help from other members.

I hope that you will continue here at WA because I can honestly say that you can't get what WA offers from any place else. Sometimes people can't always express what they are actually trying to say in writing and sometimes it doesn't come out like we intend it to.

I would suggest that you concentrate on getting through the training. First the Certification Course and then The Affiliate BootCamp. Do the training step-by-step and don't skip around.

By the time you finish the course, you will have created your website and built out the content for it. The training is designed to get you where you need to be.

There are some great helpful members here and all you have to do is ask questions about anything you don't understand or need clarification on. We will be here for you.

Best wishes to you.
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RAFStuart Premium
Hi,
Think that I understand the question. When you study first thing in a morning, make some notes to jog your memory when you return at night. If it is going to take time, so be it. Though I am looking at boot camp as I can see myself eventually having a website devoted to WA, in addition to my other sites, I am only on lesson three in the certification site. Have been struggling with it, but i will get there. As i am sure that you will. We are all here to help.
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janelutwama Premium
very useful content. As i read through the discussions I uncover that if I don't have much experience on "making money online" it may be quite a task to produce regular content on the subject, thereby rendering it difficult to promote WA. That got me a bit confused for a moment but then, I thought...even if I were to write about something I am more familiar with and passionate about, like fitness and exercise, I would still need to do research so that I produce QUALITY content!

So, why not set a challenge and enter into the deep end but strive not to drown? get out of my comfort zone and get things done?

just my opinion...what do you think?
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MThompson3 Premium
Good stuff. As a personal trainer, i train alot of the guards at the local Penal Farm. I am sure I can get a conference with their educational personel and get them to pay for a premium membership and teach this to inmates being released say within a year. Oh hell yeah!!! Referral City when they get out.
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ABHI23790 Premium
Hi everyone,
Just started my journey at WA, right now getting trained at Affiliate Bootcamp, now while finding out the target audience and keywords, there are some keywords which have very few searches ie.<50 but google shows millions of results for them in a google search.

How can I find a keyword with very few google search results ??
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onmyownterms Premium
You don't actually use Google for keyword research, you use Jaaxy. The results of a general Google search are not very accurate. Please use the tool provided for you to find the right keywords.
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Robert-A Premium
Don't pay too much attention to google searches.
These results are based on a general keyword and related keywords that are used by countless people to find what they want.

Your ideal keyword would be one with over a 100 searches per month but under 50 for the QSR.
It may not have many searches but it will be easy to rank with.

You and your site are in this for the long term so the more articles you publish with different keywords the more your site and articles will appear in the search results.
Have a great Sunday.
Robert
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ABHI23790 Premium
Thanks a lot !!
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ABHI23790 Premium
Thanks a lot !!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs - onwards and upwards.
Robert
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Lsessions89 Premium
WOW!! Now it's really getting over my head, but I will NOT give up. Leveraging Key Words really got me. I guess I need to learn how to post a video on you tube. What does "pay per click promotions" mean? Are we supposed to be active on Facebook? I do have an account, but I haven't been on it in a couple of years. When I became Principal, about 5 years ago, I thought it was best to remove myself and I just never returned to it.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Lisa,

The definition you requested is in the 1st screen print below.

You don't HAVE to be active on Facebook. However it can be another source of quality traffic to your website. It is best to create a Facebook PAGE so that you won't have to use your personal FB page thus you won't pester your FB friends.

When you are ready to take that step, there are loads of great tutorials offered on Facebook Fan pages right on WA. See the 2nd screen print below to see how you can access them.

Hope this helps you.
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Lsessions89 Premium
Okay, now I'm really getting confused and overwhelmed. Think I'm going to take a break before I get upset.

I've already wasted 2 of my searches trying to maneuver my way around that page. If I VIEW RESULTS will I lose another search? What is QSR, KQI and SEO? Also, how do you know if a Keyword has low competition?

I'm reading, listening and taking notes and didn't get that. Sorry! Guess I need to redo this section after a break and then maybe I can answer my own questions.
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tatihden Premium
Please don't take it too fast. It's a lot to learn all in a day. It took me a while to understand some of these things. I'm still learning today. A keyword tool will help you identify low competition keywords. Such tools tell you what the competition for a specific keyword is.
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Lsessions,

I am just writing a review of this lesson.

Basically all you need to do before you go on are 2 things.
I) Ask yourself, "Who would I like to tell about WA?"
2) What name will encompass the idea of WA and the people I want to share it with?

Look at the group Kyle Choose and look at the Name he choose.
Keep it simple you will get it as you go along.

I appreciate you,
Daisy
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Lsessions89 Premium
Thanks Tatihden. I took a long break and have slowed down.
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Lsessions89 Premium
I thought I had to pick a nich I was interested in.
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Lsessions,
I was assuming you were in Boot Camp. I have not done the other program. What is sooo great is that you are willing to ask for help. It took me a while to ask for help. Hang in there.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
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Lsessions89 Premium
I was doing Boot Camp but my computer was hacked so I wasn't able to do anything. i'm back now with too many questions.
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi L,
I am doing Boot Camp also.
Do you need a niche for WA?
Remember you are learning new things.
Just try to get through each lesson the best you can.
You can always change things when you get more clear.
Affiliate Marketing is a huge subject.
You may not get everything the first time around.
I am on Phase two only half way through.
At the end of every lesson there are a host of people who are there to help. Ask one question at a time as clearly as possible.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
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Lsessions89 Premium
You are always so kind and helpful. I just found messages in the bell and am replying. I still don't have an audience or a nich. I've been on that for three days. I sent them to someone to look at but have no idea who or where or how to get back to where AI was. I'm so confused. I was quitting but am going to give it another try. I didn't realize it was so much to this. It's WAY more than they make it out to be in the beginning!! Or, maybe it's just me. Either way, I'm lost and confused and have had several serious meltdowns. Hope I can do this.
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SeanmMonahan Premium
The problem I have always had with getting keywords is not actually getting the keywords. It is actually developing content around those keywords so that the content is original. All my posts eventually sound like a big parrot or a broken record, just repeating the same thing over and over. That seems to be my big problem with keyword work. Does anyone have any suggestions on getting past this phenomenon?
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siamjerry Premium
I am not sure I understand the problem, but do you think that you need to use the keyword in all paragraphs? This is certainly not the case. You should use it in the header and withing the first 100 words or first paragraph. Then you use it sparingly. What I do is have the key topic, make 6 different paragraphs (relevant to topic) and start writing. I hope this helps.
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SeanmMonahan Premium
No. The issue is that all the posts that I wrote back then sounded similar to one another. The seemed to be no differentiation from post to post on the website. I understand that all the posts are designed to "funnel down" to the promotion of WA, but the content over the whole site seemed very homogeneous rather than like separate concepts that lead to one point. Does that make sense?
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siamjerry Premium
Then choose keywords that are not so close to each other. In my site howtobeatyourboss.com I have post like: 'my boss is a jerk' and 'why HR is not helping' and 'passed over for promotion unfairly'. All of them eventually have a CTA to review WA.
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feigner Premium
you don't need to make all of your post tunnel down to promote wa- you can pick pu a few other affiliate programs- jaaxy or other keyword tools - ahrefs or similar.
so you are starting to move away from just one affiliate program.
dependant on how you are promoting wa, does depend on how your site will sound.
if you are posting about wordpress there is lots of differeent areas to create articles about.
if you are talking about mmo then again there are lots of areas.
what you need to do is to go back and write down the different areas within the main topic and then create 15 titles of articles and see if they match what direction you are going in.
good luck Sean
Phil
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Robert-A Premium
You could try PLR articles.
You would have to really edit them to make them your own though.
There are also lots of Article sites you could go to for inspiration and again edit any article that would suit.

Here's one that has a lot of categories so you're sure to find something.

http://www.articlegeek.com/

Enjoy your Monday and the week ahead.
Robert-A
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SeanmMonahan Premium
Thanks a bunch, and you have a good week, too.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Sean and happy to help if and when I can.
Robert
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I don't understand dis part I mean.
Utilise social hangouts relevant to target audience.


And also this.... leverage the keywords to promote WA.

No3..through google adwords, bingads com (pay per click promotion) ...those it mean that one can get paid once they click the promotion or what and how do they pay.
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kathytee787 Premium
Hi,
utilising social hangouts relevant to target audiences means you go where ever your target audience are. For example, lets say your target audience are retirees then you would find social media sites, community programs, instragram pages fb pages and any websites catering to retirees etc etc. That is where you want to promote yourself to get the best responses. It will be covered more later but for example, if you advertise with fb you will use specific parameters (ie age 65 - 85) to help narrow in on your specific group.

Leveraging the keywords to promote WA is simply using the key word(s) over and over in your articles, blogs, advertisement etc to drive referrals back to WA. You want to make sure that when someone googles those words (as in the eg) your business eventually becomes one of the top sites that pops up--your goal is to be on pg 1 not pg 1798.

Pay per click is just that every time someone click on your advertisement you will get paid. I believe the amount and how to set it up will be covered a little later in the boot camp.

Hope this helps. :)

Cheers
Kathy-Ann
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Lsessions89 Premium
Wow Kathytee! I should have read your answer before I posted my questions. I think you answered every one.

Thanks!
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Brishog1 Premium
dang my mind is slow its says they given me enough info already to make a million a year already so i’m going back to the first part of boot camp again. i don’t know if i’m smart enough to do this WA folks i won’t give up thow it’s no in my nature. quitters never win an winners never loose
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onlineflow Premium
I like your damned-the-torpedoes attitude, Mike
You have a two-inch-thick skin!

And I'm like you, buddy.
This stuff is confusing to me too but I have figured that if any of these folks can do it, I can do it too... I just need a tad more time for the information to mature in my brain.

My goal is to establish a solid passive 6-figure income...
Does it matter how long it will take me to get there?
So, what if it takes me 5 years... would it be worth it?
You betcha it is worth it - and then some!

Meantime... and until it clicks, I will just keep on reading, watching videos, asking questions, getting involved in the community... you know, immersing myself in the culture.

Again, I figure that the same way I learned English, I can learn this foreign language as well... I just need to give it whatever time it takes to make sense... my English is not too bad anymore

I'm rooting for you, Mike!
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Brishog1 Premium
looks lk you an i or a lot alike thank you for your kindness
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onlineflow Premium
My pleasure, Mike
By the way, thanks for your follow
And Congrats on going Premium!

I believe we got the map to go wherever we wanna go:
Plug into the Training...
Ask all your Questions...
Apply what you learn...
Repeat... Repeat... Repeat
That's it...!

All my best to you too, buddy
Abe
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One reason I feel intimidated by becoming a affiliate marketer is because i don't know my way around a computer really well yet. I love that WA has this training program , i could of never got this far on my own . I'm going to stick with this , i don't want to fail , its not in my vocabulary !! :) Good luck and Blessings to every one
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kathytee787 Premium
you so on the right track! Keep chugging :)
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kathytee787 Premium
Love your stick to it attitude, its motivating )

Blessings to you too
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Sam-K Premium
Thanks Kyle , Great Tutorial.
Something I was thinking about is that people do not only like low wage unskilled jobs. I have noticed that people tend toward easy things minimal efforts , easy money. I do not know, but by their nature they do not like to work hard. They are lazy. I believe making the things easy for them is a key in here.
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reta4321 Premium
I am still not clear on how to target the above list. Im trying to figure out how to take one of the examples and break it down with keywords pertaining to it and write an article about it. I wish someone who know could make a more extensive training on it.
Like for instance, tv shows. Not sure how I would target it. Or clickbank. Or people with undesirable jobs. Or looking to win the lottery.
My website is all about making money from home. I have gone over this training many times trying to get it. I need some more elaboration examples.
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Ricargon Premium
Hi, Reta

What are your interests Reta, what do you like doing?
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reta4321 Premium
My website is about making money from home. I'm not understanding how to the different segments of people described above
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Ricargon Premium
So you are already making money from home, right?

If that's your niche target audience then all you have to do is break it down further.

Who are you wanting to show how to make money from home, is it stay at home moms that are in their 30's, is it retired military moms in their 50's, single dads in their 40's?

You can't just say you want to show everyone how to make money from home. That's when you'll be told it is too broad of a niche.

If you are making money from home, how did you start making money from home yourself?

Where did you get your information from that got you started and what can you do better to make other's like yourself start making money at home?

You have to look at what you're doing already and do what you're familiar with. There is nothing wrong with learning how to make money from home as you do it, but if you're not making money from home how are you going to help others make it?

There are people who are already making money at home and if they want to help others make money then they would have to do research on what group of people they're more comfortable in working with.

If it's a male dad making money from home he would focus on single dads; if it's a female teacher, then her audience would be young educators looking to make extra money from home, or if it's a retired military male or female in their 40's 50's 60's already making money they would focus on military people in their age because that is something they are familiar with.

Go through the video over and over till you get what Kyle is getting across. You'll get it soon no doubt.

Hope that helps,

Rick
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reta4321 Premium
Hi Rick, thank you for taking the time to explain it to me.
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Ricargon Premium
Hey Reta,

You're welcome! I know that finding a niche can be confusing. WA has a comprehensive lesson on this and it doesn't have to stop there.

There are other sites that explain what a niche is that can give you ideas on how to pick a niche that is fit for you.

Here's one for example - http://www.falkenstein.com/

This lady gives some tips on what to look for in a niche. There are many other sites on niches to help you just Google them and learn as much as you can until you understand then come back to WA with a different view on how to look for that niche that you can become an authority of.

You can do it Reta, you already have the desire and passion for it. Just do it, girl!

Wishing you the best and hope you find that niche

Rick
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AlenkaV Premium
So if I were to build a site around a Click Bank product/s, would I choose an audience first and then pick up a product or products to review and promote?

If anyone has any advice on how to go about promoting CB products via Bootcamp training, I'd be very grateful.

I am torn between starting a stay work at home mom website where I'd promote WA and a CB site... Advice, please? Thanks so much!
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onmyownterms Premium
Actually combining the two is very easy... most of the products are in the 'making money online' niche, which is also where WA falls. Pick products that are poor comparisons to WA to review and 'promote' - believe it or not, you often sell just as many products from a negative review as you do from a positive one.
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AlenkaV Premium
Thanks so much for your help!
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Being a newbie, one of the things that I'm blown away with is that all of the sidebar tasks related to getting the job done is somehow condensed into a few steps or click of a few buttons. You don't have to over think things to complete sidebar tasks which allows you to keep moving forward.
Again...Thank you
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verna8767 Premium
This is really great information because this is just the way I want to promote WA; to everyone!

I understand the task behind this I think. I think it is to promote to all this different type of people separately by going to where each of these groups hangs out, so to speak. But, I'm thinking just promoting through social media would catch all these groups of people. Is that right?
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onmyownterms Premium
Social media is a wide net, to be sure, but there is still no better way than by writing audience-specific content on a website.
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verna8767 Premium
Okay, I will go with the audience-specific content.

Thanks for your response.
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Jfield64 Premium
Yes I can see where you're coming from. Here in the UK there are thousands of people on a minimum salary and quite a lot on a stupid scheme where employers put there staff on a no-hours contract, meaning they can phone the staff and tell them they are not needed on any particular day or time. How sad!
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seanasmith1 Premium
This bit of information is going to be useful through out this online business journey and will continue to be useful even after! There are so many people in this world in search of information and knowing that I can serve others by helping them solve whatever it is they're in search of is truly a wonderful feeling!

Reaching out to others and helping in many ways with this incredible platform is unimaginably AWESOME!!!!
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onlineflow Premium
Kyle,
You had me at a Million Dollars... just by deliberately focusing on one particular audience... Wow, That's huge!!

This means that building my WA Affiliate business to just 1/10 of that ($100,000 per year)- in 5 years, is so incredibly doable...!

This way of thinking could actually get the fire going under anyone remotely perceiving how big this can get, right?

I keep remembering what you said earlier that every expert... everyone making big money today-including you and Carson, was just a newbie not long ago... Wow, Somebody slap my mama!

Thanks again
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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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just read something new. thank you Sean, I haven't heard or read that piece of advice. your full of all kinds of good information. thank you Kate for asking that question don't know if would have even came up with that one. I was always told sit back listen,and learn. always make a list incase someone don't ask all the questions. thank you both. I'm just starting out and know very little about this program. hope you have a good evening.
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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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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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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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r19f54l Premium
Thanks so much for your response and comments. I have a non-working website that I was using when I went through WA last time abulletprooflifeinc.com that focused on what you refer to, which was mostly about life insurance products, as, among other things, I am a life insurance agent. It created a lot of traffic but few if any conversions. I wish I could say I've been able to plan a successful retirement but I haven't. I won't go into my whole story here. On the other hand, it's not that I don't believe in the products I represent. I do! I wish I'd seen the light when I first got into that business nearly 25 years ago. As I've gotten closer to retirement age myself, I've become painfully aware of the error of my ways. However, I know people who have done what I believe works and can see it definitely works. What I'm trying to say is I understand what you're saying and suggesting. I agree. What I struggle with is how to present the material in a way that isn't hypocritical. I haven't done well as an internet marketer either. Lastly, I like what you said about teaching. Teaching is my true calling. I am currently a substitute teacher and have been a full time teacher in the past. What I do best is present things in an understandable, bite-size way. At least that's what I try to do. Having said all that, I'm still not clear about what/who are my target and niche markets. Suggestions? Thanks again. :-)
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Robert,

An interesting angle you could take from your experience would be to teach people what NOT to do! There's also nothing wrong with taking people through your journey. If your site says something like 'I am at the beginning of this journey so come with me as I find a way to make it work' then people can relate. In a year or 2 when it really is working for you, people will be able to look back over your journey, relate to you, and see that it really is possible to make a living in another format that they may never have thought of before. Just an idea. If you think it could work for you, then go for it.

As far as a target market, you could think of who you were 25 years ago when you wish you had have seen the light. What were you doing and what was your demographic? A 30 something go getter? Interested in freedom? You'll have to drill down into yourself to get an idea, but that could be the kid of people that you tailor your content towards.

Another interesting thing I think is because you are a teacher, then you could teach teachers how to teach! I know that sounds a bit crazy, but you know what the education fields is like. I see all too often that the education system tries to use a 'one size fits all' approach and that's not ideal for everyone. You could teach teachers how to put together online courses that are unique and far more beneficial to students that want to learn the subject matter (because like WA, they get to do it at their own pace). The best resource for this that I have come across is Eben Pagan. I'm sure there are others, but he has thorough courses that teach how to create information products (online courses) and then sell them. He also has affiliate programs for his courses, so you could start the education process for the teachers and then recommend his courses. You might want to study his material so that you can come from a genuine place of understanding his teachings.

Are any of these ideas in lone with what you're thinking?
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r19f54l Premium
Wow! Great ideas! Thanks! You have managed to bring together ideas that have swirled in my head in a disjointed manner.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you.

Bob
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PeterK77 Premium
Sure will Bob! Glad to be able to help!
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Marlinda1 Premium
I've read this a couple of times before..actually, interestingly enough I just happened to stumble on the notes I took the very first time I read this. But NOW I really get it, like the lightbulb just went off in my mind and I got a ton of keywords and ideas of how to go forward building my site. Goes to show that sometimes reviewing something multiple times is what you need to do if you don't really get it the first time.
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SKiFF Premium
It's interesting because I just came back to review this lesson and completely MISSED this article. Whew! You're right about reviewing lessons a few times over - it is pretty essential. :)
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JimmySteene Premium
I agree completely. Even when i think I understand, i go back and review and am surprised that I learn something new.
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DennisM Premium
Okay, okay. I'm reading this very carefully on this go around. I'm not just glossing through the material. So it's about this statement.

"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."

OMG! How can you not get excited reading a statement like that. Is this really possible? You would think that the potential is there considering 3.4billion have high speed internet and everybody needs more money.

All I can say is, thanks Kyle for the encouraging words. My wife would be very happy if I could make this happen at 70. I'm looking forward to see what actually will need to be done and how fast I can start getting results. It's about potential at this time.

Here ya go. Forgot to turn a page I'm not done with this yet LOL... I don't want to skip anything...!
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Is writing to a business owner (or anyone for that matter) that you haven't met, but making it personal, is that considered spam? I hope not. Anything thought on this? I mean, if you are sharing the same platform, I would think you have a right to write to them telling them what you are doing.
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Triblu Premium
Hey James,

The definition of spam is explained on the following web page: https://www.benchmarkemail.com/help-FAQ/answer/what-is-considered-spam

Hope this helps you.
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Thank you for your reply! I'll go to the link now.
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Bentatou360 Premium
When the rubber hits the road, you will find that differentiation is difficult to achieve but achievable. Being creative in the middle of a large community would require thinking out of the box and originality. I agree with Kyle when he tackles the issue of substance content with substance that is key word rich, versus key words rich content with no substance. Originality pays even in cyberspace albeit hard to patent, so you just keep on creating, to do so you need to know your niche, which in many cases means no more that doing a little reading.
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newbusiness3 Premium
I fit into a couple of those audiences so I know they are looking for ways to make money from home. I'll be anxious to learn how to reach them. I wish you could show examples
and just not explain it. I need to picture what you talking about . Thank you.
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JamieFreedom Premium
This information on keywords is helpful. Thank you!
I see that by searching keywords and seeing what
size of audience it reaches, you see whether enough
people are searching for those keywords; you see what
kind of competition you're up against for sites like
yours out there hoping to get traffic to their sites just
as you are trying to get traffic to your site. ~ It makes
sense to write articles and create pages, posts, and
sites around keywords for which people are already
searching.
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GreggW1 Premium
I appear to be one of these groups as i am contantitly being overwhelmed with emails about making a living on line. Is there a way to avoid some of these all together? I have spent 2 days trying to get some time hereand my computer goes elsewhere. does this happen to others
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Triblu Premium
Hey Gregg,

You're not alone. We've ALL been through it at one time or another. The following post with a post offers some great suggestions: http://www.rachealcook.com/shiny-object-syndrome/

Hope this helps you.
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MozMary Premium
you can unsubscribe to them, they are not allowed spam you and you can report them if they continue

you can also get your email to filter them to a folder so you don't even have to see them
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570butlerjo Premium
I have thought of a target audience i have never been a patient person what a downfall this is my first real attempt to make money online but have been weanting to for years you all will here from me and i hope we can feed of each others learnings
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Lhayes1 Premium
I need to tell everyone something, this is the second time taking this training,and I do not remember this part. I have tried my best to stay on coarse and do this right.I guess I'm just trying to point out how important it is to just be very careful to not treat this like some kind of race, but do the best you can to consume it all.
On a lighter side I decided to delete my first site because I had ended up with a URL that had a - in the middle and ended with .org, so I puchased Jaaxy 3 days ago and have been playing with it,and this is my new URL-- makemoneyafterretirement.com

Regards leon
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SCash Premium
good advice Leon this is my second time also, my wonders so this time I am trying to be more focused.
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this feels like an open book exam. but even better, at home!!! so there is no rush to bring in the answers in. i have all the time i need to let it cook in my brain. in the end, i believe i will have a well prepared meal to sell.
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Robert144 Premium
I also agree with Leon. We are creating a real business here at WA and it is going to take time and effort, but with dedication and hard work we can be successful. I have shifted my focus away from ideas like 'easy money' and 'passive income' long ago as I have found these opportunities to be shady at best or simply do not work. Instead, let's take the time to get this training right and build an online business we would be proud of owning.

I like your website name Leon, I still need to come up with mine.

Cheers,
Robert
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WalterW1 Premium
I'm just starting to get a tiny view of an awesome picture that I have to seek how to set it up so it is fully operational in every respect. Yet, I see that it can be done even though I;m new to computers to be facing such a challenge at midnight this evening..
Yes, this must be a matter of prayer for all of us and the people that will be helped upon reaching the objectives in Christ Jesus Amen.
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boomergp08 Premium
Making a website here at WA is so simple, anyone and everyone can do it, and you do not need to be tech savvy. If you can become a member of WA and comment here within this forum, you have more than enough knowledge to be successful at this.
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ThomasPurtze Premium
This is very exciting to me. I am a retired and disabled physician who is living on Social Security Disability with no retirement income. I really want to make a significant monthly income so I can travel and fish all over the world!! Please tell me that is possible?? How much time and energy will it take.
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MozMary Premium
There's a lot happening these days in terms of chronic pain and chronic illness, with some big commission affiliate programs in the health niche - which seems indicated in your profile - however it is not get rich quick and content marketing involves writing quality original content to your site 3 times a week on average as well as going through and implementing the training here - time varies depending on the individual and their commitment. Big results posted recently by some fairly new people, while others struggle for longer - but it will depend as much on the person as the process...
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VeronicasLuv Premium
That's a valid question, Thomas, but only you can answer that question. There are some who can only spare a few hours a week, while others can spend several hours a day going through the Certification and interacting with other members.

Since you're just starting out, perhaps you may just want to start out with just 2 or 3 hours a day, with the focus on the training. Maybe you can set aside 2 hours towards training and the other hour interacting within the community by reading posts. The beauty of this training is that you really can establish your own pace, so you can do as much or as little as you want. The important thing is that you fully understand each lesson before moving forward.

All the best to you, Thomas.
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Awesome info again!

I believe I can target my nomad crew. There are many of us who live in our vehicles and seeking to receive additional income. Being a full time van dweller and Inspiring World Renown Speaker, I know this will be a great opportunity for myself.

Affiliate Marketing for Digital Nomads
or
Affiliate Marketing for Modern Day Nomads
or
Nomads Do Make Money!
or
Growing Visions and Earning Cash

uuummmmmmm
(still taking notes)
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mhmcoaching Premium
One of my sites is focused on helping people with disabilities like Autism and Asperger's Syndrome to live independently, so WA is certain worth looking at for my audience and many of them struggle to hold down a full time job. Affiliate marketing is ideal for them in so many ways.
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i have been looking for something like this for years. i started to believe it was all scams. But things are pretty straight forward here, and although premium is clearly where i wanna end up, the show u how to be successful for free which is what i need at this current juncture in my life. I love it!!!
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Kyle Premium
Well lots of them are, glad you found WA and now that you have, you are in good hands (and will never get scammed again).

I look forward to working with you Stephen and if you need anything at all moving forward do let me know. :)
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WolfMcQuade Premium
Ok. I think a lightbulb may have just gone off, but I want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly. Ideally I want to choose as many of these high traffic, low competition keywords as possible and find a way to insert them into my website in such a way that it still sounds, looks, and reads good. And by inserting these keywords into my website, Google automatically plugs my site into the potential customer's search results simply because my article contains one of the words that the person searched for? Also the more keywords I have in one article, the more diverse my potential customer base is correct? I.e. If my website had the sentence...Are you looking for new ways to diversify your portfolio...then anyone searching for diversify and/or portfolio could potentially come across my site in a search? Last question. Does adding the keyword into your site more times allow for a higher rating from the search engine? I'm probably getting ahead of myself and all that will be explained, but while my head is wrapped around this part I'd just like to clarify so that while building my knowledge base I have as solid a foundation as possible. Any comments and/or feedback is appreciated. Thankyou.
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MozMary Premium
Hi Jason, regarding the last two points some caution imo:

beware of 'keyword stuffing' in two ways, overusing the same keyword won't go well and you'll see a lot of people talking about targeting one keyword in a post - and using it strategically in the title, first paragraph, elsewhere, yet you are right in that a diversity of keywords that come naturally in a nice long post of high quality original content will all get picked up too

some people's blogs and training to check out on this are Jvranjes, Boomergp08, Magistudios, Nathaniell...and try the search bar top of page for others
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boomergp08 Premium
You are mainly correct. Though Google will rank your pages and posts on the overall quality of your content and not just on keywords, using keywords strategically are important.

For example the keyword, How to Make Money with a Blog, is a popular keyword with 3233 monthly searches and a low competition of 165. Those numbers may not mean much to you now, but they will once you start doing keyword research.

You would take that keyword and put it in your post title. That title could look like the following, How to Make Money with a Blog in Affiliate Marketing.

Then when you start writing your content you want to place your target keyword in the first paragraph, it could look like the following.

Are you looking for a way to earn some money from home in a fun way? Well in this post I will explain how to make money with a blog doing a form of online affiliate marketing. This could be an enjoyable way to promote products that you know and love.

In the above paragraph, notice how I placed the keyword How to Make Money with a Blog into the flow of my opening paragraph. It reads very natural and didn't seem like I stuffed that keyword into the content in an unnatural way.

RECAP...

You want to place your target keyword in your page or post title. Then you want to place your target keyword in the first paragraph naturally. Then you do NOT want to use your target keyword again through out the rest of your content.

However, if your content is long, like 1000 words or more long, you may want to use the target keyword again near the end of the content. It could be within a paragraph where you are recapping the information, but you really do not want to use that keyword more than twice within your entire content.
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wozzy Premium
Then if we had let's say 10 low competition keywords, could we use them all within the content in the same manner as you have described?

Is there a limit?

Is there a rule of thumb, between 3-5 let's say?

If we used several keywords within the content and let's say the third keyword ranked on a search if the customer clicked on the link then wouldn't the page be opened at where the keyword was within the page, which I guess is what we don't want, or do we?

Maybe you could keep it down to a minimum for that web page and then create additional blogs and rank for the remainder of the low competition keywords?

Is there a rule of thumb with regards to a number of words on the page?

Web page?
Blog post?
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MozMary Premium
I'm hearing the rule of thumb is to target one keyword per article/post/page

So people advise not to target 10 keywords in the one post, but make 10 posts targeting those keywords [makes sense, as it could be a bit of an overkill for one post if it is already ranking high in the SERPs and also a bit of a waste of 10 good keywords]

Rule of thumb for word count is 1500 words, see in site manager where it talks about site health...
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MozMary Premium
Hi Boomer, that is nice and clear, interesting about at the end
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wozzy Premium
I hear what you are saying, but If you are only targeting one keyword on your page and that one keyword has a monthly search of around 100 then your HIT rate is going to be low, whereas if you targeted 5 keywords each with a monthly search of 100 then my success is going to be greater right? 100 against 500.
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boomergp08 Premium
The rule is 1 target keyword per page or post. Google does not highly rank content with lots of keywords. They did a few years ago but not anymore.

The minute you start adding a bunch of additional keywords to your target keyword in your content, is the minute your content quality will go down and so will your chances higher rankings.

When you stop focusing on keywords beyond your target keyword and just provide helpful information, Google will reward you with higher rankings, because Google wants to see quality content and not keyword stuffed content.

It is totally possible to rank highly on Google and the other search engines WITHOUT using a target keyword, because like I said, you are ranked on quality content. In fact you will get ranked on natural keywords within your content.

To understand in detail how this will happen and how to know what non-target keywords your content is being ranked for, check out the training tutorial below.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Mary.
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boomergp08 Premium
Do not try to make every single page and post be a winner as far as hit rates. Seeing how you are creating a website that will eventually have 50 plus posts and pages, your traffic will come from the whole website and not just one particular page or post.
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Robert, much appreciated, Mick
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MozMary Premium
Wozzy, boomer is right on this - it does seem a little counterintuitive but that's where long posts of high quality naturally compensate by having lots of natural keywords in them - my first articles all got found by 1000s of people without target keywords because I wrote quality original content - and I get your confusion on this one, great point about the one keyword - but that 'one keyword' thing is a strategy in itself...you'd be aiming for that 100 searches but not confining yourself to them

the way it is with tracking anyway you can try all three strategies and see how you get on... :)
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Mary, I do believe this has cleared up a lot of my thoughts and ideas, which incidentally I have picked up from listening to the wrong people. Glad I found WA!! Thanks guys
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MozMary Premium
wozzy, also notice you cannot put all your keywords in the two/three places suggested...that's where ultimately the targeted keyword aspect is in play...when you go to write another post on the other keywords you found in your keyword tool you may be making it harder for yourself...
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Elizstarr74 Premium
Ok, I searched keyword and I came to a list where result list is low.. but, high traffic and low competition. How do I decide which one do I want to dig? I did some digging in one and came to a longer result list. traffic was through the roof and competition was very low and some were like 15 from being 300 in the competition.
I guess I'm asking when do I stop and choose? I know I have seen a video of that last week on narrowing it down. But, I don't remember where on this site.
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Shwni Premium
As a new site I would suggest going for the very low competition but as long as it has some traffic coming in.
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VitaliyG Premium
You don't really stop and choose, ideally you want to write about as many keywords as you can find. The more you do this, the better.
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gparfitt Premium
"The Journey"
Better Results Come From Better Ideas.
1. Have An Unshakable Belief In What You Do.
2. Work Harder On Yourself Than You Do On Your Business.
3. Think Like An Entrepreneur.
Make The Leap From Network Marketer To Entrepreneur.
"Focus On Value"
4. Build Your Business Around A Commitment To VALUE. We Become Of Value When We Solve A Problem.
Take Care,
Gerald Parfitt
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Felecia1 Premium
Well said, We Become of Value When We Solve A Problem
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Kyle Premium
Love that Gerald. I really look forward to seeing your progress moving forward. :)
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GerrieRose Premium
This is getting very interesting. I especially like looking into the disabled veterans and low income people, because it is not very expensive for anyone to go through the program on a monthly basis. I live in a high rise development of our 2500 people that is between Fort Belvoir and the Pentagon. It is a very high rent place with many retired military and Government civilians who I am sure would be interested in joining WA once I show that the results that I have accomplished.
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OGW Premium
That's a very helpful mindset. All the best to you
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NicolasDNA Premium
I wonder if I can receive or have with new affiliates that are as excited as I am any credit overrides or bonuses to new premium affiliate sign ups? Example: I sign some one up who in turn signs up others who sign up others etc... do I get any crediting down the line like in an MLM downline?

Nic DNA
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Actually what's really great about WA is that it's NOT an MLM schemes, and so many MLM programs are schemes, and as WA uses Paypal they would be shut off if it turned into that! Just the premium program alone has so many other benefits! If you want to have benefits for affiliate signups, there are a few things you can do, like maybe offer some PLR products, some e-books are programs you have give-away rights to for signups, and you can run those off your blog if you created one to advertise your Wealthy Affiliate links! I hope this helps you out a bit! :)
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Nicolas!

Like TerryVandal said, Wealthy Affiliate is not an MLM and that's a good thing. If someone joins Wealthy Affiliate through your affiliate link, you will get a commission, and you get a commission each month as long as they are a member.

Gary
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NicolasDNA Premium
Thank you, Terry Vandal I am glad not to be categorized as MLM with WA. I just asked to find out if my contact or new WA member bring in a group of new people that sign up as members to WA, on how I would review to be compensated for example? I understand now that each new member is directly connected to be credited and linked to the approaching WA member that initially had received direct response interest to become a WA new subscriber-member. This way I could make a mental note to understand how it works within the WA hierarchy? We providing, for the most part, a sharing of online-based education for an audience interested in being part of this structure as explained by Kyle & Carson.

Thank you,

Nic DNA
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NicolasDNA Premium
Gary, I think I understand this better now.

Thank you very much, I just wanted to get this more clear in my own mind to differentiate between MLM and WA.

Nic DNA
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SEK Premium
The amount of niches is almost limitless. This is my third time through affiliate boot camp. I want to improve my website avoidscam.org then I want to start two more websites.

The websites I want to start will be helpful to people. That is my number one goal. In doing this I am hopeping to be paid as an affiliate through the companies I advertise.

The first time I went through affiliate boot I learnt a lot but missed a lot. The second time I went through affiliate boot camp I could not believe how much I missed. This time I am going through affiliate boot camp I want to vastly improve my website and move on to my new websites.

If anyone can help me improve my website avoidscam.org please let me know.

Thanks,

Shawn
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karleealexan Premium
One tip I've learned when it comes to promoting is to avoid talking solely about your company and its products. Instead, focus on making a friend and figuring out what their pain or problem is.

Let's say you're working with a company called "Traffic Guru" (theoretical example). Well, if you're on social media trying to promote it by screaming "TRAFFIC GURU can do this, TRAFFIC GURU will help you with that, TRAFFIC GURU, TRAFFIC GURU, TRAFFIC GURU", you've likely already eliminated 90% of your marketplace. The moment you label yourself with that one specific business, you no longer have that personal connection with your customer. They want to see who YOU are and what YOU have to share.

Here's the difference. "Hey everyone, I just started learning some new strategies for online marketing that are able to generate 30-50 qualified leads each day! This has taken my business to a whole new level, and I can show you how I did it! Anyone interested?"

When you can connect individuals with each other as a leader and add value, you'll find that many will begin to see you as an authority in your niche, and will begin to jump ship so they too can move forward in their business.

I hope this helps!
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BibiPearl Premium
Great tip Karlee, totally agree with you!
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Decamero Premium
Absolutely beautiful.I love it
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gparfitt Premium
MARKETING RULES TO LIVE BY
Here is some information that I found helpful.
Marketing rules to live by:

1. Live in the prospects world
2, Email Daley (building a relationship)
3, Constantly promote the same thing
4. Make fun of the competition
5, Target groups, Target interests
6. Don't be boring
7. Don't sell Companies and Products, sell Ideas and Philosophy
8. Email is King Sm is peasant.
9, It doesn't matter how long your email is it only matters if its Boring
10, Consistency is the Key
11. Don't be an Expert, be a Leader
12, Curiosity is more Powerful than giving Value
13, Never dodge a Conversation
This information helped me I hope is helps all of you
Gerald Parfitt
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Paula5678 Premium
thanks for sharing
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Felecia1 Premium
Thank you not only good information, but something listed there
gave me a "light bulb moment "
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Pamela111 Premium
Hello Mr. Parfit, I like this, lot, but can you enlighten me on, "Don't be an Expert, be a Leader". I mean I get it sort of. I'd like if you can can give me an example. Thanks!
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RichC73 Premium
Man, this training is brilliant. I thought of something like this several years ago but wasn't (and still not) technically savvy enough to pull it off, regardless of my high genius IQ. That means little when it comes down to practical applications of the tools presented to us. I love the attention I get and the way you guys have made the boot camp feel like it is designed for me specifically. Great job, guys! I will keep you posted on how this works for me.
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Jamesbell1 Premium
This is key, it is so important that you know who your audience is. This is something that I have known for months now as I have tried to make some sense of building a business online. However I have tried the CLICHE keywords where the market is saturated.

LOVE THIS INFO THANKS
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Kyle Premium
Exactly and your audience is something that you are going to learn a lot about over time. I still don't know everything about ANY audience, even ones I have been working with for 15 years.

There is always something new to learn and by immersing yourself within your given target audience you are truly going to be able to maximize your relationships and trust with them...and ultimately you conversions!
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FMRamos Premium
I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong as far as researching. I am trying to target a group that I'm in on Facebook and a lot of them are looking for ways to make money from home, trying to get out of debt, budgeting, etc. So my intent is to promote WA there. But any keyword I search has like millions of pages!
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BillMohler Premium
Alright I want to run this by ya'll for praise and criticism:

My brand will be "The Simple Affiliate"

My focus will be on people looking for part time employment and people who are looking for new careers. I figure I can narrow it down as I go to make it more targeted, but this is my starting point.
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hsgoad Premium
like it...and its simple ; )
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Hi. How did you come up with "The Simple Affiliate"? How does that title or brand reflect your target audience?
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jeffrey262 Premium
He is probably promoting WA, not selling products or solutions
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BillMohler Premium
Yes I will be promoting WA out of this site.
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