Let's have a little conversation here about BRANDING.

Like Wealthy Affiliate, the brand, your goal with your website is going to be to create your own brand online.

This is going to be done through your website and if you approach this as a "business" (which it is) from the very outset, then you are going to be aligning yourself for long term, sustainable success online.

To discover your brand, you need to first decide on your "target audience" for your website.

Choosing Your "Target" Audience

There are actually many different directions you can head with your Bootcamp site. Wealthy Affiliate is a service that encompasses many different industries and verticals and you can quite easily promote it to many different types of people.

This is a GOOD thing. This means that the opportunity to promote WA and become wildly successful promoting Wealthy Affiliate is vast.

READ TUTORIAL: Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate

There truly are many different facets to the platform here at Wealthy Affiliate and as you immerse yourself here, you will truly realize how BIG the opportunity is to benefit from WA.

Whether your target audience is "affiliate marketing" or "earning extra money while in college" or "stay at home moms", you can choose your own brand and niche to carve out and build a long term business within. EVERYONE can benefit from the platform here at WA, it is just a matter of finding these people and connecting with them.

The "Football" Stadium.

There you are, standing in a football stadium. 80,000+ wild fans, all of whom are passionate about something and have spent $100's on their ticket, not to mention transportation, food, and likely a beer or two at the game. The average sporting event costs a family $421 USD.

These people all have money and these people could ALL benefit from Wealthy Affiliate, if they knew about it and knew that they could take any passion or interest and build a business online.

Go into a big city, and look around. You will see the same thing. EVERYONE is a potential referral, everyone can benefit from WA, and all of these people would love nothing more than to have their own business online. In fact, I am sure you can quite easily put yourself in these people's shoes.

These are obviously just a few examples of how big the audience is. You can have a very SMALL fragment of attention on the Internet, and be very successful as an affiliate here. There are 3.75 BILLION people online, all of whom could benefit from the services here at Wealthy Affiliate to create, grow and expand a business online.

Now it is just a matter of narrowing down your audience and finding them. You have chosen your starting point niche and the "traffic" (audience) is something that I am going to be helping you out with as you move through the training.

You Are a BRAND, You Will Be An Expert.

One thing I want you to understand is that the minute you start building out your website, you are building a brand. You are working to become a SOURCE of information online and through time and effort, you are going to become an industry expert.

But nobody starts off as an expert with anything they do in business. Regardless of the niche you choose online, you need a starting point and then through TIME and through helping people, you gain credibility and trust within that particular industry.

The same goes for this industry and being an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate. You don't start off at the end point in business, you start off in the beginning and ALL top affiliates at one point started out as complete newbies. Many of these same folks are sitting with us in Vegas every year at our annual Super Affiliate Conference (all expenses paid).

Task 1: Choose Your Direction

Your task today is going to be choosing your target audience, or in other words, the "direction" of your brand/niche.

Again, you are in full control of this and there is no right or wrong, but the important thing is that you choose a direction that interests you.

The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is:

"Helping Affiliate Marketers"

I want to help aspiring and successful affiliate marketers, and as I build out my website and my brand, that is going to be the core theme of the topics I am discussing.

The name of my brand:

Real Deal Affiliate

I like it, it is cool, hip and I think something that I can work myself into as a brand.

So what you are going to need to do is choose your direction, because in the next lesson I am going to be walking you through the process of building a website geared towards your brand.

If you need help coming up with your "direction", simply leave a comment below. The comment area or Live Chat (within the side menu) is where you can get HELP at any time, please take advantage of it.

You have an incredible amount of help here within the community and we can absolutely help you refine your ideas or give you a "yay" or "nay" if you want feedback or help you with any aspect of your campaigns.

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2. Choose Your Brand Direction for Your Website
3. Leave a Comment Below IF You Want Help Refining Your Niche


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Wonderful lesson - thank you, decided to enter a niche in whom the audiences shoes I have put on, my own experiences will help me have the compassion and patience because I myself been down that route. This is really exciting - our experiences whether good or bad are a sure way to engage your audience, build rapport and trust. All the best everyone.
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TScoles Premium
I want to zero in on senior citizens with young minds who aren't ready to give up & accept the fact that they have reached their limit on income. Another niche would be to help young people who have a school loan to pay back & can't find work because they need experience yet no one is willing to give them the experience.
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Labman Premium
Both good ideas. Pick one and see how it works for you.
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lizlipz Premium
Hi Kyle, I accidentally pasted this question on the wrong comment page.
I pasted it here: So sorry if I have doubled up.
I cannot complete your training because my All in One SEO does not have Home Title and Home Description. However it does have Home Page Title Format and much further down the page it has Description Format. As my All in One SEO is not the same as yours, to complete your video training, should I add into these fields?
Thanks in advance. Dave
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Kyle Premium
Yes, those are exactly the same things. On occasion, word press will slightly changed their interface and their labels with an update and I will simply need to update this video in the near future.

Complete those fields (as they are the same thing) and move onto the next lesson.
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lizlipz Premium
Thank you Kyle for confirming that, I am eager to continue the course, and now I can Have a great day. Dave
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FreshD Premium
Honestly after 6 months 0 sales, no ranking a page on one, after 1 year still 0 sales everybody that comes to my site through reviews tells me what an awesome site I have but my ranking is 122. (so there must be something wrong with it) what I want to say with that is that 500-1000$ after 6 month is a lie. and 1000-3000 is an even bigger one... I don't want to discourage anybody but I think there should be a little bit of realism.
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ryanoak Premium
Hi Aaron. I appreciate your honesty and can feel your disappointment. I'd like to know more about your website and your experience here at WA. Mind if I reach out to you?
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DynamicDavid Premium
Your ranking is 122 - what ranking are you talking about here?

Some other questions for you. Just answer them to yourself and determine how to improve your answers.

How many posts have you written for your website using the low hanging fruit concept as taught by WA? Do your articles have a clear CTA? When you look at the statistics provided by Google, have many unique visitors visit your site on a daily basis/ weekly basis / monthly basis? Which articles that you write are producing the best results for you?
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Mstish232 Premium
It's either late at night or early in the morning. I've started my website. It's a very rough draft and I have to come up with categories and content and etc... One question though, can I use music if I post that it is not mine I just want to use music to set the tone. What do you guys think?
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lizlipz Premium
That can be very annoying for visitors. When I am using my computer, I quite often have my favourite music playing in the background. If I open a website playing music, I usually close it and look for another website without music. It's competing with the music I am listening to while online.
Hope that helps. Have a great day. Dave
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I think music can be annoying as it is to me I usually click off sites that have that but you could sell music dvds or something if your into music
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cillacil Premium
Hi, this might sound like a silly question but once you create your keyword list and grab it, what do you do with them? Do you add them to meta tags in the head like in the old days or should you write content with them? If you write content, how many times should you use the words?
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ILivigstone Premium
Hi Cillacil,

Personally, I think the Jaaxy format should come before the Get Started Here, and the Affiliate Bootcamp lessons. With that said, the keyword list is the subject to your content.

Like making a dish always go back your your main ingredient, it help to generate traffic.

lol, I hop this helps
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rcher Premium
hello, just got back after having computer problems. lol had to ask a associate at work to look at my computer, he found an issue with the filter keys that hindereed me from typeing on computer. enough of that now my question. my direction is basicly the same as yours kyle. trying to help those out there in same situation as myself get help to get out of hole that I put myself into. iam just not clear as to how to find a direction for my niche or my website. any ideas???
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Kyle Premium
The 2nd lesson within the bootcamp training is going to cover this, helping you choose your target audience. There are literally hundreds of directions that you can head within this niche and that you can leverage your WA promotions from.

Here is a breakdown of the target audiences of WA:
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AaronGriffin Premium
So, I am joining the Boot Camp! I think this is the best way to earn a wage from working online, while I am working on my other website to pick up steam. My Goals over the next 3 months are to build a site around selling the Affiliate idea and gaining 60 referrals over the following 3 months, meaning in 6months I would like to see 60 paid members and continue to have it grow from there. Now that is what I would like to see, Will I ......that is the question..... I do look forward to this process of learning something new to earn a living online.
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ryanoak Premium
Welcome Aaron. Best of luck to you!
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MJL71 Premium
I'm doing research into WA success stories, for my review. Can anyone tell me if it's okay to use them as examples of the kind of success you can achieve at WA, like testimonials, say? Are thee copyright restrictions, or anything like that? I don't have a clue. Thanks for any help.
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ryanoak Premium
Good question. I'd like to see these stories too. I do have affiliate income success...but new to WA. You can have my story if you'd like. :)
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Sloejak2054 Premium
Yeah I would think it would be perfectly fine the only one who would complain or the people here W8 to begin with and I don't think they would seeing how you're trying to promote membership for them. But you can always ask Kyle or Carson..
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MJL71 Premium
Ha, Ha! I'm not laughing at you, I'm happy that I made a connection, because it's so damn hard to figure things out, sometimes. I've been here since November and I still feel like I know practically nothing, and almost every step I take - and it's the same for others, I know - I gotta check to see if it works, or whatever. Sure, I'll take your story - 'except the review I'm doing is for WA, so that probably wouldn't work. I was just wondering about the legality of it, you know? Like, do I have to ask their permission?

Thanks for responding. I appreciate that.
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MJL71 Premium
Thanks. I guess I'll have to ask around. I'll check again on Monday, since weekends it's harder to get feedback. Thanks for your interest.
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Mstish232 Premium
The more I understand about the WA program the more excited I feel. I truly believe that I will see you all in Vegas in 2019! I can just see all the referrals rolling in and I can see getting a new wardrobe for my Vegas trip. And would be especially grand to meet all you innovators so that we can learn from each other and possibly make new friendships and partnerships.
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Mrprince47 Premium
How long have you been a member? That is my goal as well.
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EOPolini Premium
Cheers to that!
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Mstish232 Premium
I will admit I had become discouraged with the WA program. My small business is growing and it takes up a whole lot of time. But after long thought I want to renew my Vegas goal to 1000 for 2019! I am finally starting to understand that WA is a great program.
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ReginaO1 Premium
Finally I published my WA review a moment ago. It took me 2 days to do this as I kept reading through over and over and even though it was not quite to my satisfaction I published it anyway.
Thanks to the community and to Kyle for all the support.
I have a question though;
Can I still move my website from siterubix to my own domain even after I have published my review? Would this move affect my site in any negative way? I just want to be sure.
I look forward to your usual prompt responses.
Blessings
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terryg247 Premium
You can move your site at anytime, WA takes care of all of the redirects so its a pretty easy process. It will not effect your site at all
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ReginaO1 Premium
A million thanks. I appreciate.
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ryanoak Premium
Hi guys. So wrote my WA Review post. It's almost over 2500 words!

But I know it's not perfect.

Question is: Should I publish something that's not perfect so I can move on with the training knowing I can come back and update it later?

Or should I spend more time on this post and try to get it as epic as I possibly can?

Also - should I put the link to it here or somewhere to get feedback on it? Or do we do that later?

Thanks!

Ryan
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EOPolini Premium
Hi Ryan, I would post it and perfect later; as you learn you'll be revising everything anyway, and yes you can get feedback here. Blessings!
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ryanoak Premium
That’s what I was leaning towards as well. Thanks!!
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Mstish232 Premium
Congratulations! 2500 words...nice. Rich in content is what's been recommended to me, so good job.
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks. I could have written more but wanted to finish this step and move on! :)
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robramirez Premium
I wrote and published my very first Wealthy Affiliate review.

I created a template and set some template goals. At first I thought it would be difficult to reacj the character count but I was able to get it done.

Glad I pushed through it. I feel great!

Thanks for the guidance, help and support WA community!
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eosegueraf Premium
That is great news Rob. I am still in the middle of my review.
Congratulations for that my friend.
Eugenio.
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delroy2222 Premium
Congratulations Rob.
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EOPolini Premium
Good job!
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Carbli Premium
My target audience is lottery players. Those who are looking for the secret to winning the lottery. My website: http://TheWinningLotteryTicket.com
How to Make Money Without Winning the Lottery

It's a bit of a "redirect" but it tells the reader right up front How to Make Money without Winning the Lottery. I started this about 2 years ago then got sidetracked while writing a book. Now I'm back at it. Thoughts are appreciated.
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delroy2222 Premium
Your website is looking good Lori. Well done.
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Carbli Premium
Thanks, delroy!
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Lori.
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Watchguard Premium
Hello WA Community,

I am new to this and looking to promote the WA program as my first venture. I was thinking for my niche something along the lines of showing people around the world how they can save money whether it is pay their first deposit on a house or if they already own their first home, showing them the opportunity to build WA income to help them pay down their mortgage debt and be debt free. No matter where you live around the world it seems to be increasingly difficult to either save a deposit to buy your first home, not to mention that you might need a few thousand dollars, euros, pounds or whatever else to make basic renovations and then worry for the next 20 to 30 years of paying down the debt.....it almost seems like an impossible dream even if you are working two jobs and really budgeting well !!

However, their can be a better way by showing people that instead of stressing and working long hours to save money, not to mention the more you earn, the more you more you pay tax in most countries. Instead you can focus on building a business from anywhere the world just with a laptop and internet connection promoting Wealthy Affiliate and you do not have to give up your day job.......with the support and help of the WA community :-)

A spin off niche would be to show business people to promote and a build a WA business to assist with cash flow in their business but I am not sure if this should be a separate niche or can be combined with my first niche of saving for a deposit for a home/paying down your mortgage debt.

Your thoughts, comments, recommendations and advice would be much appreciated to put me on the right track to WA success!!

Thank you in advance :-)
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Carbli Premium
I like the idea. You just have to think of how you can keep this going week after week. Unless, you're promoting a general website through advertisements? We haven't gotten to the "meat and potatoes" of promoting WA yet so it will be interesting to see how you can get this to work. Good luck!
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Watchguard Premium
Hi Lori...appreciate your feedback...I am new to to WA so maybe I have misunderstood the concept of the WA boot camp opportunity but I was hoping to promote this opportunity for people who want to know how to save for their first home deposit or pay down their current mortgage or even as a business cash-flow solution by promoting the WA business opportunity....I am trying to understand what you mean by your question "Unless, you're promoting a general website through advertisements?" Anyhow maybe when I get through all the training things will become a bit clearer to me.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, I believe she's referring to the fact you'll have to write new material weekly to organically drive traffic to your site, unless you are willing to pay for traffic. If you feel your idea is something you can stick to long term and become an authority at, then is good. As you said, allow the training to guide you!
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Carbli Premium
Yes, exactly as EOPolini stated. I wanted you to be aware of this because I am in the same position with my website. You must keep good content rolling to rank on the search engine. By the way, I'm a real estate broker so I love your idea!
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SimonKE Premium
I have been helping aspiring entrepreneurs connect with and evaluate quality franchise businesses that have the core components to match their professional skill sets, align with their core values, and have an opportunity to reach their personal, professional, financial and lifestyle goals and fit within their budget.
I have worked with several hundred people over the last 4 years and very few have the financial wherewithal to start a traditional business yet have the right mind set and desire to put forth the effort to start and build a business.
I help everyone I work with even if they do not become a business owner, they walk away with a better understanding of themselves and what it takes to become a business owner, but I have always felt bad for the ones that seem to really have the drive to build a great business and not the money.

I have been confused about my brand over the last 4 years. I now have a clear understanding of my brand and how I can help more people achieve their dreams through providing WA as an option for those that are willing and committed to learning and applying what they learn with the understanding that it will not be a quick transition, but a responsible and reliable way of becoming independent.

My name is Simon. My Brand is Learn From Simon. I am a career transitions coach and mentor with a specialty in franchises.

I help people evaluate their unique situation and present opportunities that make sense for them. I then walk them through the evaluation of the opportunities so they can make an informed decision.

I have made more than my fair share of mistakes along the way. I know more today than I knew yesterday. I am dedicated to my personal development through learning from my predecessors so I can pass on what I have learned to others with like minded goals.

To the success of all
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delroy2222 Premium
Thank you Simon, wishing you success too.
It is great to hear that you are clear on what your Brand is. You have the knowledge and experience to be successful.
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SimonKE Premium
Thank you Delroy
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MBentz3 Premium
Ok so my brand I believe is indeed the mission statement I have grown attached to and developed back in the middle of November "Lending A Hand UP" targeting the local populations of small businesses, individuals, and families (BIF) who remain disadvantaged and underserved herein in Fulton and Montgomery County of New York State. I am continuing to evolve the Mindful Action Plans (MAP) to ease various Housing, Employment, Leisure, and Personal hardships. Focus is addresses the HEART (Housing, Employment, Affordability, Resources, and Transitions) of Mockingbird Trials is much like WA model...locally we can all work together as a united population (UP) to lend a hand to those who are reaching out.

Intially my thoughts were to jump right into to rental propertyand other real property investments marketing select properties owner financing terms...but that has proved to be difficult to finance under present circumstances...I still plan to get over that hump down the road...it was in fact a key to open opportunities for the missions and a community entertainment projects that will support the unmet needs of those struggling pay check to pay check.

Specific targets: our retired, our disabled, our unemployed and underemployed, our families struggling to overcome debt regardless...perhaps the thorniest population I pray to HELP are the Non-Custodial Parents and subject children who remain impacted by the Systems. High Conflict Child Support, Custody, and Vistiation Battles are a hot topic concern I have spoke out about on carious levels over the past decade.

The remorse runs deep and remains a motivating factor to the profile image you see, which is actually a drawing of me about 20 years ago that I improved signifcantly. I can be political at times about certain matters, and think it is merely human after having endured so many life altering circumstances since becoming a mother.

America is full of love that has set the world on fire in the moment.
With that stated in Oct a sudden impulse of thoughts came flooding into mind and the nation is calling out on various levels stricken by high conflict political views...just as the chidren who are stuck in the middle. America may be angered but the underlying truth is that anger is fueled by pure love. If we learn to set aside our differences than out of the flames of fury our nation may discover the peace that our hearts truly seek ; )

So after all that said...I plan to launch a shopify of POD products such as teeshirts and accessories, stationary...while working with WA and target local traffic to help get program supports for the missions. Having in mind Local Revenue Models in deed Community reinvesting into supporting the people who invest into small businesses...

What is the best Nitch to start and build from? I have so many I think for a beginner The need to simplify is a must.
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MBentz3 Premium
Response to question 1 I shall set a goal for 300 mark at min and surely I will be ecstatic to travel to vegas in 2019. Time will reveal what my efforts have the means to achieve. The old saying goes "where there is a will, there is a way" or something like that. In tbe montb ahead I have a term that highlights the empowering force of resilence which enables peoples to overcome even the greatest hardships in life. ; )
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MarvH Premium
First I had problems with the Site Content. The Bold etc not working correctly which several members commented about.(Thank you all).
Now I am having a similar problem with the website. Cannot use bold or others, I checked other WS I have- Site rubix and my own domain and they all function correctly. Can it be the theme or should I just go to WORD and set it up there? I think that's where I'm headed. Don't want to waste any more time.
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Kyle Premium
Bold, highlight the content that you want to bold and then click the Bold button. It should work fine, I have never seen this issue.

Also, make sure you are not copying and pasting your content from another editor somewhere else as this can add strange code to your content.

There is a SiteContent Live Class later this week that I recommend that you check out. This is definitely going to help you out.
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MarvH Premium
Kyle,
In my website and in Site Content,as soon as I try to highlight the content, the bold lights up so I cannot click it after. I have tried on my other websites and it is fine, I have changed the theme, and refreshed etc and nothing works.
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MichalB Premium
I came up with idea of having domain something like “setuppassiveincome” dot com, - where as first think I wanna talk about the fact, that nothing goes so easy as it might sound.

Then the idea would go into direction that -> one will need to build a brand, then get to know the affiliate marketing and so on.

Would that be a OK name for domain, using that phrase “passive income” ?
Isn’t it misleading ?
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nrollins84 Premium
It isn't misleading. People's perception of passive income is misleading. They think you push a button or open a box and start making passive income. Explaining that you actually have to BUILD a passive income stream is a great idea, and that domain captures your purpose perfectly.
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ElianeLima Premium
I totally agree.
Any passive income stream needs to be built first whether it's saving money and buying stock, acquiring rental properties, etc.
In this case, we're building online businesses that will - in the future - lead to passive income.
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MichalB Premium
Thanks @Nrollins84,

It thought so too;
But it is always great to have a second opinion.

Cheers
Mike
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BShafferman Premium
my opinion ... what does the word passive mean... don't mistake it as passionate... Passive is the opposite of action.. take that into consideration
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nathaniell Premium
There are forms of passive income, such as having stocks that produce dividends and real estate that produces income. I'd make sure you are focusing on the "passive" side of creating income. An online business can be passive, for sure, but you do need to put in work beforehand.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, good ideas; a name like that would work. WA could be considered passive income since once built one could stop building and still receive earnings. Cheers!
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MJL71 Premium
I have another question, which pertains to lesson 9 in Phase 1. Is writing a review of WA and posting it on my website an exercise, or is the post going to stay on my site? I'm wondering, because what's to prevent anyone visiting my site from just going to the WA site without me? All they have to do is search online. I'd really appreciate a solid answer, because I'm totally new to this and I am really confounded.. I mean, is having that review mandatory for our sites? I guess that's the question, too. Thanks for any help in this.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, it is not mandatory since it is your site, but if you are going through this training is to promote WA and a good review will get you referrals, which is what you want. Just keep up with the lessons and you'll learn how it's done. Cheers!
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MJL71 Premium
Thanks. Okay, I'll just do what you suggested. I have a tendency to get ahead of myself.
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Nqueen Premium
So what if my audience is the stay at home parents, how do i turn that into to a niche..?
Secondly if i want to generate keywords for this niche, do i type exatly this same words.i.e stay at home parents?
Your opinions/ answers will be highly appreciated as am really stuck at this stage.
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Ngain Premium
I guest you got a niche. Stay at home parents might love to join WA and start their Blog from the comfort of their home. I think u better Promote WA as your niche. So be in WA bootcamp.

Regarding keywords ...ya u can go to jaxxy and find one related to stay at home parents, ok.
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benandnili Premium
I'd also look into what are the values of those who are stay at home? Why do they want to, and those who want to - what is stopping them?
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zakkiyya Premium
I am new at this and I hope it don't take me to long to catch on. I just know it something I want to do, you could say maybe a passion or something like that. I have a lots to learn. How ever I do have a web site.
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mtatar Premium
you will do fine. especially with the passion you have and the excitement. All the best to you.
Michelle
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LDawkins1 Premium
You will be fine. Stick to the lesson plan and everything will fall into place with very little effort. If you get stuck, ask a question and someone will answer quicker than you can say Wealthy Affiliate is The Greatest Network Marketing University! ;)

Best wishes,
Linda
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ElianeLima Premium
It feels great having a website, doesn't it?

Patience and consistency are key. So just keep up the good work and training.

All the best!
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ceplan Premium
Be happy, take it slowly, be regular in your efforts and you will make it!
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cmw0405 Premium
Love the enthusiasm!! You will be fine...
If you get stuck, just ask the Community for help..
Good luck with your journey here...
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También soy nueva y no entiendo como puedo crear mi sitio web ni nada de eso del dominio por favor ayudenmeeeee
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zakkiyya Premium
thank you for your motivation
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zakkiyya Premium
thank you for your thoughts I shall continue
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zakkiyya Premium
thank you so much you guys are great support
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zakkiyya Premium
ok thanks
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zakkiyya Premium
I shall Elaine thank you
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zakkiyya Premium
I was thinking about what you said Elaine having a website is great.
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buildyournow Premium
In building my website the selected Stratum theme wass not displayed when I click my website URL. I tried selecting another theme (twenty sixteen/Come Sail With Me) and again that theme image was not displayed. Why is this when I followed step by step the instructional video by Kyle?
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Danni4 Premium
This tricks a lot of people. The themes are only displayed how they could look. You need to find and add your own images etc. to make it look how you want. The amount of customization you can do depends on the theme so check the themes features as well as how it looks.
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tgag55 Premium
So all these themes are really not the themes displayed? Hmmmm.
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nathaniell Premium
Themes have many ways to customize them, so you may have to check the Appearance settings to see where to upload your logo, or which menus are able to be customized.
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buildyournow Premium
Dania4, I appreciate your response very much; but if the selected theme doesn't always appear as it should, what is the point in them being there? It should most certainly makes life a little easier if it works, but otherwise if it doesn't it should be aborted. It appears that I will have to select another theme out of the thousands available to Premium members.
Thanks for your input...really appreciate it!
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tgag55 Premium
I too have selected a theme where the image didn't show up and I'm a premium member. Hmmmm
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LDawkins1 Premium
I live in Las Vegas. But my expectations of attending the 2019 Conference is Nil 2 None unless, I sign up 300 Premium Members? Which I don't see happening unless I have some sort of Fluke or sudden and very lengthy Stroke of Good Luck. I'll most likely be watching from the parking lot or online way after the fact in one of the amazing classrooms here. Lol.
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Stella741 Premium
Hi - you could always use PPC to gain some traffic to your site..It's fast and can bring in some much needed cash if you go around it the right way. Google adwords guide can help as well as the WA community.
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buildyournow Premium
Hello LDawkins...don't sell yourself too short as all things are possible...only believe!!! The Vegas trip is a bit way off yet and between now and then, you'd be awfully surprise, even three months from now the success you could attain with Wealthy Affiliate. I'm looking forward to making that trip and am gonna take things one step at a time to make it possible. Stay positive and follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and resources. The community forum is also there to assist you in any way. Just take it one step t a time and very soon, you'd be encouraging someone as I am encouraging you. If I can assist in any way, feel free to call on me.
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thanks for this info and assistance Stella. I'll be sure to try these suggestions.
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement, the Conference is pretty far off. Lol
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DValentine Premium
Hey Linda - don't worry about Vegas, you'll get there - just say 'Yes, I;ll be there' and then carry on with the training - I think you'll be amazed!
I'll see you in the bar!
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LDawkins1 Premium
Awesome! See you there!
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Kellikdz Premium
Ok, question, how am I a supposed to write a review on WA when I'm just getting started and don't know very much yet?? This seems completely daunting as I have no idea what to say?? LOL This training wants you to do it now, but now sure how to proceed??
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hagstf Premium
Maybe you should start with the certification course first, perhaps make a website about your print and promotional business and then come back to bootcamp at some point later on when you are more familiar with WA, just a thought
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DValentine Premium
Hey Kelli
Hope things are coming slightly clearer.

How to write a review if you haven't used a product to its fullest?

Write up what you've done so far, which tools in WA you used, how did they work out for you - what problems you had and how you overcame them.

This review is going to be a 'living' document and one you can adapt as you progress.

Hope that helps
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Kellikdz Premium
Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
This is one of the main reasons why I do not recommend new members start with the Affiliate Bootcamp. You will have a better understanding of how affiliate marketing works and the benefits of WA if you take the Certification Course first. This is the way I and many of the other long time members took before starting Bootcamp. The Certification Course will teach you things about affiliate marketing that the Bootcamp Course will not.
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RichardP1 Premium
Obviously I want to bring as many people to WA as possible. Choosing a specific target audience or specific brand at this point seems to soon. Some ideas could be - replace job with online business - get revenge on boss - achieve financial independence online - extra money for school - I guess the possibilities are endless!
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, yes, the possibilities are endless and you can promote WA to many groups of people; the idea is to target them directly, in other words, speak to their specific circumstances. Hope that helps!
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ABromley Premium
I have just bought a new domain and it is geared towards people who have lost their jobs and i want to get them obviously to join WA. i named it fired today hired today, but i should have put affiliate today at the end. do you think it sounds okay
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vangelis1492 Premium
That's great!

hope you new website can grow into a very successful one.
Keep on and dont give up
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SongbirdDL Premium
'Fired today Hired today' sounds brilliant to me. It's catchy. The affiliate part will come in your content as it is your content
Google ranks and it doesn't matter if it's not in the name.

It has the same vibe as Lilou Mace's 'I lost my job and I liked it!' Enjoy the great domain name!

~Danielle
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BrianCh Premium
Songbird is absolutely right. It's very brandable and the affiliate part can be promoted within the content.
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EOPolini Premium
I like it!
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oxaefrat Premium
So far so good. But I have a question. When we talk about niche then we talk about traffic source. From what I know, traffic source that can use targeted audience is facebook ads. And to use FB ads we must have FB Page. So when I create a FB Page, should I make it spesific from the first (according to my target audience) or should I make it (FB Page) a broad Page?
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Danni4 Premium
Not really - your niche is the topic you are going to be making your blog about. Although, your content can become a traffic source.
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Abs23024 Premium
When I went to publish my Privacy Policy i got this message

Warning: We found that your content is not 100% unique. This means that Google may determine that you are publishing duplicate content which could negatively affect your rankings. We suggest modifying your content to make it unique before publishing to a website.

So I don't like the part where it says could negatively affect your rankings

I know I am new to this but that can't be good. So how do I modify. Or is this something that I let go for now and address it in future lessons.
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terryg247 Premium
privacy policy and affiliate disclosures never rank so it is nothing to worry about
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HelenpDoyle Premium
From Kyle's training:

- Will say it is duplicate but don’t worry.
- In normal WP dashboard go to page.
- In page SEO (at bottom of article) tick Noindex and Nofollow and Update.
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Abs23024 Premium
Thank you.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I should have added that this means Google doesn't read that page.
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Abs23024 Premium
Since this, I have learned to go back and look at the vids again and watching a second and sometimes 3rd until I get it. I am slow but sure.

Thank you so much
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Danni4 Premium
I am reviewing some lessons I have already done. While reviewing this one a question occurred to me. If someone you referred to WA signs up to things like Jaaxy etc within the WA course or the Affiliate Bootcamp course and not your direct referral link do I still get my referral commission for those?
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SeanGreentre Premium
Absolutely. A cookie has been planted onto the users device so you will get credit to whatever they sign up for here at WA.
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Danni4 Premium
Ok thanks
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SeanGreentre Premium
No worries Danni
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Josh From Oz Premium
Make sure your jaaxy affiliate ID is in your WA account settings
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Hey guys! I’m barely starting out here. I am considering my niche to be making money online. I am hoping to focus and create content on “becoming an online business owner” and I want to brand myself as a “coach”. So in essence, I want to be able to promote WA as the obvious recommended route and then add in other viable pathways that lead to a successful online business (perhaps Shopify, blogging, etc) I want to be very involved with my audience and perhaps have a page dedicated to new members that sign up with me, what pathway they are choosing, and a little “about them” and then eventually have a page dedicated to my senior members that showcases where they started at the beginning of their online business adventure to all the progress they have made since visiting my site. What do you think?
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Being heavily involved with my audience is super important to me, and showcasing real people and their journey would seem to speak volumes right? I also figure this would help me be able to make a Facebook group, and further branch off into more social groups? Thanks again for any feedback!
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EOPolini Premium
Great ideas; my word of advice would be to focus on building your foundation by following the training here step-by-step. It will enable you to do everything you wish to do the right way; so don't try to jump ahead based on excitement. Be patient, disciplined and diligent. Blessings!
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DValentine Premium
Hiya Mackenzie - an excellent idea but... until you've done and actioned the material, you can't in all honesty, pronounce yourself a 'coach'.

However, if you took the steps in the training - actioned them on a 'niche' website and then took notes on how you did that and used those notes on your affiliate website - then you could call yourself a coach - as long as what you did hit the target it was aimed at?

So, what I'm saying is you'd be running 2 websites - 1 would be a 'testbed' website where you would action the training that you've been given here on WA.

You'd document that training, i.e. what you did, when you did it, how you did it, what happened when you did it etc. etc.

Then you'd take that document and use it as content on your WA promoting website/Facebook page as content for case studies/ success posts etc. thus showing your visitors that WA 'works' (which it does) and isn't a 'scam' (which it isn't)

Hope that makes sense
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dagrinsonis Premium
Good morning. I just did my About Donna page. I was a bit intimidated by SITE CONTENT at first but now I like it. Just had to push thru. @Kyle how did you get your photograph to be in a circle like in your example in the video? Great, straight forward training by the way.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, in SiteContent when you upload an image there is a circular cropper; it's pretty cool!
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dagrinsonis Premium
@EOPolini - You can upload the image within Sitecontent? I did not see that. I will look next time. Thx
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EOPolini Premium
You've got it!
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TamiG1 Premium
I want to help people handle money better, so I am trying to sell things to them by telling them not to buy things. I actually think it will work. I am having troubles finding a good name but have not given up yet. I understand these things take time.
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, interesting idea; I would suggest you take the entrepreneur certification instead (green button)), since this training is for promoting WA. Best wishes!
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RCRenteria Premium
Been a member here for a while. Going to jump back into Kyles new challenge and build a new site from scratch, following his training and applying what he teaches to this new site.

I'm going to build this site to share the WA opportunity with others in a specific niche and work hard to be a part of next years Vegas trip.

Good luck to everyone
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you Raul and good luck to you too. The excitement and expectations in building a completely new project! Wishing you success.

~Danielle
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DorcasW Premium
Kyle thanks for the video.
My question is: Is the Site backup part of the video still in effect?
I am a Premium member since February 21 / 2017 Technical issues prevents me from using my desktop during the months of August to January.

I use my phone that cause me more injustice than is ever written.
I found out that so as before I conclude writing a post or a comment I lost it. The post in my website are being trash regularly leaving only the Title.

I told Support about it and inform them of the issue with the phone asking them to restore the post for me 9 trash in one site and 3 in the other site. Support said they can see them from there side.

They sent me a screenshot of it. I told them that the phone do not give me the option and ask them again to do it for me. They sent me another screenshot. This one was very pale and could not be desern.
I told them They sent me a bright screenshot with arrows that points out the options to restore. I explain my problem all over to Support and beg them please help me; my phone do not have the option that you have pointed out.

I continue to beg them they stop respond.
I am categorically saying to you Kyle, with high regard to your expertees. You need to upgrade or delete that clause from the training.
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Tangeoklin Premium
Actually is not a question, i want to create a blog post but my labtop unable to load full screen.

With involve in Super Affiliate Program, i start with a new site with a domain: " the.bestsingapores.com" as i build up this site i fell that the mobile site speed insight was not so fast.

Welcome my friends to check it out and comment on which part i need to improve.

Cheers

Your friend,

Tangeoklin
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BrianCh Premium
Hello Tangeoklin, I have been to your website and I can see that you have put some good work into it. I like your approach and the conversational way that are promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

Well done and all the best to you.

Brian
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BBurchett1 Premium
Nice site. You may want to do a spell check again, but good job
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sdawson Premium
Your site goods very nice and clean. It's easy to read. I love the little green logo you are using. Your tone is nice and relaxed. However, I do see several grammar errors. You might get a native English speaker to read over your writing and catch some of them for you. Myself, I speak only English and no other language. I know I would have a lot of issues if I was creating content in a language that was not my "heart language."

For instance on your WA review, the statement "Peoples are over complicated by the name Affiliate." doesn't really make sense to me. If you said "People are often confused by the name Affiliate", I would understand.

Perhaps you could use someone at Fiverr.com to proofread your articles and negotiate a good price for doing several at once. Or maybe a native english speaking friend could help.

I hope this comment is not offensive in any way, that is certainly not my intention.

Keep up the good work. - Shirley
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kristiel1961 Premium
I have two ?'s.
I selected a theme last night and have decided I do not want this one, do I change it within the back office WP under themes I set it up using my own domain?

Also, very important when choosing a theme how do we know if it is Mobile Optimized?
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I used Loes method. It's a bit old but it's worth a look.
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kristiel1961 Premium
Thank you Helen for recommending this tutorial it has been very helpful.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
You are welcome. I haven't watched it yet. I am just setting out my month's time table. But will be at it soon.
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sarendas Premium
I am a retired baby boomer. Most of us early on in our careers did not really see the need to start saving right away - obviously a big mistake. You might expect me to be choosing a niche for retired individuals to supplement income, and at some point I will. But that made me think about the cost of attending college, and the number of students graduating or not completing a degree or program because of debt. I think it would be a great idea to target college, university students to look at this as a plan to help with current expenses and the end goal being savings for their retirement. Thoughts?
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SeanGreentre Premium
Sounds like a great niche to me Go for it. :-)
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Danni4 Premium
This could be an important niche. I am also from the baby boomer generation and saving for retirement wasn't as important as it is today. So if you have a way of getting the message across and are able to teach the kids how important it is to save for your future then I say go for it.
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VitaliyG Premium
That's an excellent demographic to target Susan! But you need to target topics on how to pay for tuition and get out of debt, in addition to pitching WA to them.
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cmw0405 Premium
Likewise... I wholeheartedly agree... It definitely wasn't as important back then as it is today.
I say "go for it" too!!
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sdawson Premium
Not a bad idea. I say that because my niche is "earning money in retirement". I'm a retired boomer myself and agree that many of us were not preparing enough for retirement and I see many couples who are having to work part-time during their retirement years to make ends meet. I was very lucky to marry a Financial Advisor who was forward looking for us. Right now, with my WA membership and training, I just want to make extra to help my kids and grandkids and a few luxuries for us. - Shirley
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RCRenteria Premium
I am a prime target for your niche. Someone approaching retirement, but not financially comfortable to do so.
I am targeting this niche for this new site I will be building.

There are a lot of us out there and we all have many years of experience and knowledge to share with others. I would like to reach out to this group, introduce them to WA, so that they can learn to use this platform to share whatever knowledge or experiences they may have.

Great Job!
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Prissymiss Premium
Brand niche.....I'm all about GOD wanting to be loved the law of attraction ....GOD wanting you to claim your inheritance as HIs children I would like to target college students trade schools the people who want The education and are ready to change their LiVES any input would be great I'm to make a million dollars for GOD HE LOVES HIS CHILDREN and they need to see HIS POWER He Sent me here and we are going make a million dollars in HIS NAME this year so I need to get this right and I have to be on point I've lost a month already lol...that's THAT has . To Be perfect... I'm open to anything really if you want to bounce a ball around I'm game ....it how I work best lol
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BShafferman Premium
First let me say God bless you. He will give you all the guiding you need, just pray.
second, have you thought about doing a word of the day.. a verse sent to email each day?
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ClaudiaHB Premium
I need an honest assessment on my about me page - I revised it because I am choosing to go more personal with my story - more open because I think, that can help others. Could you please let me know if you think, that this is too personal, or whatever comes to mind when you read it? I would really appreciate that.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
and of course I forgot to add the link: https://missfiercelyindependent.com/about-me
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PeterGibbs Premium
Claudia, I like it. You even seem to know how to use WordPress.Make sure that you are either putting a space between your paragraphs or you are indenting the first line. This way people can tell if they are reading a new paragraph or just the continuation of the paragraph they were already reading. You have a lot of articles on your site and I like the niche. Good work.
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MPatiko Premium
It is good, awesome. I am doubtful if I will make it... It seem like hard to set it up
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davidbanciu Premium
You stop talking about your personal life to suddenly and then go straight into facts and opinions.

What i mean is that you forgot to mention the fact that you became independent thanks to making money online, or i don't know exactly how you became independent and i don't think you need to mention how, but i think you should mention that you did.

You don't tell us if you did get out of that situation or not. It is obvious that you did, but it shouldn't be, i think you should mention it.

After the part in which you talk about the situation you were in, add something like: "Since then i've become independent doing this and that, and so and so..." and also talk about how making money online has helped you and then mention WA.

I also think you should chunk the text a little bit. Everything is just a big wall of text and it's allot harder to read. It's a psychological think, it's much easier to read if the text is chunked up.

I hope this helps :)

David
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you, David, that helped a lot actually. It makes sense to add how I got out of that situation as well, somehow I completely missed that part. I appreciate your honest assessment.

Blessings!

Claudia
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ClaudiaHB Premium
it isn't. Just take it one step at a time. The content you see on my site has been put there over months - I am only using the Super Affiliate Program to revise it. One page, one post at a time - you can do this.

Blessings
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you - I have been having formatting issues lately, (I changed the theme, which led to issues) and I am going over a lot of posts to fix that.
Glad you liked my site.

Blessings!
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davidbanciu Premium
When i visit your website, it says content blocked on the top right corner of the screen and maybe it's part of the problem.

Make sure you pick a theme that doesn't do that.
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Aiukli-1 Premium
I applaud your bravery in being so honest about your personal story. Personally, I think you could help others without being as open. It could just be my personal feelings since I do not like to be that open and honest with strangers. I do like the set up of your site.
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PeterGibbs Premium
Yeah, I really like it, it has lots of content. Blessings.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
I hear what you are saying. But because I do post about domestic violence from time to time - especially about financial abuse, I wanted to let people know why.
My previous about me page (before the super affiliate program) was a lot more clinical and did not get many views, or interest, so I decided to take the plunge and be more authentic.

The point of my site is kind of to shake people awake that while staying at home with your kids is great, as long as you have some kind of side hustle or business of your own, so that you can stand on your own two feet whenever necessary (not just abuse, but in case of death or disability).

Blessings

Claudia
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sdawson Premium
I agree with Peter, your story is well told. Adding white space and breaking some of the longer paragraphs into two paragraphs will make the reading much easier. You might want to highlight some of your words with larger, bolder text. Also, if you have created a WA Review post or page, you might suggest visitors go there and read your review - linking to that article. Nice work - Shirley
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smoore Premium
I am trying to figure out my brand. I am sure I will be changing some of my content. Affiliate marketing is pretty broad. I need to bounce ideas off people as far as drilling it down some. I like the idea of leveraging websites and building out relevant content. I do want to help the individual who is struggling find a way to succeed but I need to find some success first so I have credibility.
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ryanoak Premium
I'm not starting from scratch...I've had affiliate marketing success. But I'm looking to grow.

Option 1: Passive Income through Affiliate Marketing for Photographers

Option 2: Passive Income through Affiliate Marketing for my local home-town businesses (I actually had a physio appt this morning and asked about their website. Told them about creating a "tools and resources" page on their site with affiliate links to products they would recommend. She told me she just had a board meeting about adding passive income to their business. I might have my first sale soon!)

Thoughts?
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Aiukli-1 Premium
I like the idea of having person to person interaction that leads to traffic on you site! I like to be social and meet new people. I didn't even consider networking with someone in person. (kind of forget that avenue when talking about internet marketing)
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Symanica Premium
I've watched the video 3X and I still can't figure out how to move my Privacy Policy to my Footer. I have the same theme as Kyle does, but I noticed that when he clicks on Widgets, his Custom Menu shows there...yet that's not the case for me. Kyle was then easily able to add his Custom Menu to the sidebar, footer...but I can't. Am I missing something? I appreciate any help, Thanx
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Labman Premium
Look for the widget called Navigation menu.
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Symanica Premium
Sheesh...I can't believe I didn't see that! I was able to move the whole menu over to the sidebar now. All I want to do though, is take Privacy Policy out of the Header, and put it in the footer. Sorry, but I still can't seem to figure that out
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