Welcome to the Affiliate Bootcamp!

Are you ready to learn a lot, have a bunch of fun, build a full time income and brand, and promote a platform that you can believe in, trust and that can truly help people in a positive way?

If your answer is yes, then you are definitely in the right place and I know you are going to love what we have in store for you in the upcoming lessons.

First things first though, a little run down of the affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate and how this training will work.

Who Am I & Why Do I Care?

I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate. I am going to be walking you through the process of building a business online, through the promotion of WA and likely other programs. I have been actively working with close to 1,000,000 affiliates since 2005 and I have helped MANY create full time, 6-7 figure businesses online.

That is my absolute focus with you. Success.

I want to help you build a full time business and an established brand online. I also want to personally be hanging out with you every year at our fully paid for, Annual Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas (more on that later).

Wealthy Affiliate is mine and Carson's passion (me on left with family, Carson on right). We live and breathe Wealthy Affiliate and as time goes on, the platform here truly evolves and gets better with every day that passes. We built WA based on helping people succeed, and we don't have any plans to divert from our core principles.

If you are committed to this training, I am committed to you! That I can assure you of.

So if you are ready to do BIG things online, I am ready to help you get there. :)

The WA Affiliate Program, It's Awesome!

The affiliate program here at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and progressive platforms in the world. We were born and raised in this industry as “affiliates” and we are still affiliates to this day. It's in our genetic code!

Because of this and being involved in 100’s of different affiliate programs over the years, we have a very good grasp as to what affiliates want and we are constantly working to over deliver.

There are many different aspects to the WA Affiliate Program that you can leverage to maximize your reach, revenue and overall conversions and I am going to give you a brief overview of these now. Of course as we move through the Bootcamp training, I am going to be getting more and more advanced with this training.

A few important menus I want you to understand. The first is the "$" icon in the header, if you click this you will be able to access the full affiliate resource menu (as shown below).

This menu includes SEVEN items, I am going to quickly run you through all of them and then provide you with a video walking you through the ALL aspects of the affiliate program in its entirety.

  • Program Details. This is where you can go to get full details about the Affiliate Program, the commission structures, your main affiliate link, your incentive countdown, etc.
  • My Stats. This is where you can go to get detailed information about stats and all commissions/transactions.
  • Tasks. These are all the interaction and communication (questions) that are taking place within WA in respect to your referrals. You will want to complete these as they come in, interacting with your referrals leads to much higher conversions.
  • My Referrals. This will show you all your referrals that have joined through your affiliate link, both Starter and Premium.
  • Links & Tracking. This is where you can to get all of your affiliate links, to create your own tracking links, and to add tracking for services like Google Adwords, BingAds.com and Facebook.com.
  • Messages. These are automated, follow-up messages that you can create for your referrals!
  • Banners. Self explanatory here, these are banners that you can use on social media, on your website, or anywhere you like that you can add a banner promoting WA.

Within the side bar, you will see the Training buttonwithin the menu. Then upon clicking that, it will open the training area and you will see the Affiliate Bootcamp training area as the second item down.

If you click this menu, it will pop open all of the phases of Bootcamp. Each Phase has 10 lessons and as you move through this training and check off the tasks, you are going to notice that the Affiliate Bootcamp button text will update to reflect which lesson you are currently on.

In other words, it is a "smart" button and will always take you back to your last completed task within the training.

Your Potential & Commission Structure.

The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is not just advanced from a technology standpoint, but you are also getting one of the most appealing RECURRING commission structures in all of the affiliate marketing space.

Invites: They Join WA for Free

STARTER Member Commissions:

Initial $19 offer, Commission = $4
$49/mth, Commission = $11.25 recurring
$359/year, Commission = $87.50 recurring

If you are a Premium Member here at Wealthy Affiliate, you get double the commissions as an affiliate and you also get to take part in our $1 credit program, which allows you to earn from free members you sign-up that set-up their accounts. You also earn money with each domain your referrals buy.

PREMIUM Member Commissions: (100% higher commissions!!!)

Credits: They Set-up their account = $1
Domain Purchases: $1 recurring
Initial $19 offer, Commission = $8
$49/mth, Commission = $23.50 recurring
$359/year, Commission = $175 recurring!

**Note: on average 1:8 upgrade to yearly, depending on the affiliate, and 12% of all free Starter referrals end up going Premium.

When you sign-up someone for free, your goal is to get them to set-up their account. Setting up ones account will lead you to an initial $1 (2 credits x $0.50). These add up when you are a Premium member.

When someone sets up their account, they are granted an initial $19 first month offer. This converts very well and almost everyone decides to stay after the first month because of the value, the quality of the services, the help they get, and the overall positive experience offered here at Wealthy Affiliate.

We offer lifetime commissions and lifetime cookies, which is truly unheard of in the industry. If you refer someone to WA, they are your referral FOREVER.

Unlike many programs in the industry that focus on "taking advantage of customers", our focus has and always will be making our service better. The better our service gets, the more people that stick around, stick around for longer, and the better our conversions get.

That is our PATH to making you more money. Striving to make our service the best in the industry is our goal and this will remain our constant focus. The MONEY you earn as a result of this and the trust you build from the people you refer to Wealthy Affiliate will lead you to a long term and INCREDIBLE business online.

**We pay out on the 1st of every month, and we have not missed a single affiliate payment since our inception 12 years ago. We pay on time and we pay out MILLIONS of DOLLARS per year!

Task 1: Add Your Affiliate Goals!

We have created a discussion where you can add your affiliate goals, not just for the upcoming bootcamp though. I am a long term guy myself. I know what can be accomplished in a year...a year is a like a blink in time and before you know it next year is going to be here.

What if you could make 100 referrals by next year...what about 200...what about 500....a 1000? Be realistic, but be unrealistic. You never reach goals that you thought were unattainable if you never set them.

Add your goals here within the following thread.

==> ADD YOUR GOALS: What are your WA Promotional Goals in 2018?

Also, comment on AT LEAST two other people's goals within the thread. This is a community here at WA and we are all here to help one another succeed.

You can begin your networking now and you are going to build some awesome relationships which will only further your online success. So take a minute and encourage at least two other people with their goals as well.

I want to let you know about something as well. If you can reach 300 unique referrals through the course of this year, we are going to fly you to Vegas for a private conference (read below).

Task 2: Las Vegas, We Want YOU There in 2019!

We like to do things differently at Wealthy Affiliate. Other companies try to convince you to attend their "high ticket" conferences, we want to PAY for you to come to our conference.

Every year we run an ultra exclusive WA Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas, all expenses paid. You may have noticed a counter in your Airplane Icon in the header, if you can make 300 referrals in a calendar year, you are going to be personally invited by Carson and myself to hang out in Vegas next year.

Read about the experience from the most recent years conference. It was the most powerful, amazing conference to date and we would love nothing more than to have you there next year!

DISCUSSION: Vegas 2018. It was big. Vegas 2019 Will Be BIGGER!

Task 3: Watch the Affiliate Program Walk through

Here is an introduction video to Wealthy Affiliate. This is going to give you an overview of your stats pages and show you around the set-up of your affiliate account.


DISCUSS VIDEO: WA Affiliate Program - A Comprehensive Walk-through

It is important that you go through this so you fully understand the process.

Task 4: Officially Join the Affiliate Bootcamp

We run promotions throughout the year and update our affiliate program regularly. We want to keep you informed of any timely offers that you can take advantage of. We will also be able to connect with you to offer specialized training, promotional materials, motivation, and new advancements to the Bootcamp course.

You Are Already Officially Part of Affiliate Bootcamp!

This is a necessity if you want to become a top affiliate. I want you to take a second right now and officially join Affiliate Bootcamp by clicking the button above. It is going to help you keep on track, keep you informed, and is going to allow us help you make more money! This is a requirement to continue with this course...and something that is going to help you out as well!


Tasks 0/4 completed
1. Add Your Affiliate Goals in terms of Referrals # to the Discussion
2. Comment on at least 2 other peoples goals
3. Tell us if you plan on making the Las Vegas Conference in 2019!


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wealthysage Premium
Question Re Jaaxy Affiliate Link:

In #3 of this lesson, it says to obtain affiliate link through the "Program Details" tab at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share.

On this page there's a table "Your WA Affiliate Links" with 4x links but not one for Jaaxy. I wonder where to find my Jaaxy affiliate link, or need I apply for this separately?

Regards,
Will
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YumaBloggers Premium
On the Jaaxy site, set up your free membership and grab your affiliate links there.
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wealthysage Premium
Many thx Andy, I’ll add it to my ever increasing list. It’s amazing how much I’m assimilating here and how much there is to do.
Best wishes,
Will
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RocketFizz Premium
This is going to be a tricky one as it's only my second day in WA. I am thoroughly soaking up the training though. Like a sponge in water. In all honesty, the main reason I joined was to gain access to the many valuable tutorials and training offered at hand (Which I am heading to right now).
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Kyle Premium
You have access to an unbelievable amount of training here, you an expand your knowledge to any level you want, within any facet of the affiliate/internet marketing space.

Keep us updated with your progress Joel. :)
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Ashabahebwa Premium
Thanks alot Kyle for your tireless efforts to educate us and make us feel comfortable here. My question is, newbies like us with no experience years in our respective niche to write in our profiles like you who has 15 years in affiliate marketing which you put in your profile on about me page, what do we do in this case?
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KevinH427 Premium
Before I landed at WA, I did some looking into dropshipping. I want to include a quick comparison between the two, but haven't found much, apart from sites that want to get me back into dropshipping (to drop affiliating), to help me to steer people away from that and toward WA.
Suggestions? I probably won't need much; just a way to springboard the discussion in this direction, now that I've given a basic outline of the two methods of eCommerce.
Thanks!
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JerryHuang Premium
Yup, dropshipping vs affiliate marketing comparison can be a way to get more WA referrals for you!
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KevinH427 Premium
In the video, Kyle mentions possibly using the viewpoint of BBB. The Better Business Bureau appears to be oriented to brick and mortar, not online operations, like this. Though I could have looked it up incorrectly. I entered "Wealthy Affiliate" and "Chicago, IL" (mainly because I don't know where WA world headquarters is at.).
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KevinH427 Premium
UPDATE: After more digging, I found this:
This business is not BBB accredited.
Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
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KevinH427 Premium
UPDATE #2: The above applies to BBB in the U.S. In Canada, where WA is based, the rating is B+.
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KevinH427 Premium
Kyle's list of things you could focus on is incomplete. Everything he says is great, but for me one of the best features is the intangibles. For example, the community is ethical and not self-centered. At the top, it's not hero-oriented, but member-oriented. What's taught is centered on nurturing the selfless part of us, in order to help others--which, in my view, will ultimately attain higher returns, anyway, than an approach that takes advantage of others for quick, selfish gain.
A philosophy like this--which isn't preached, but organically delivered--is one of humility and not arrogance and may be less threatening to the public, scaring fewer off. At least that's what has come through for me.
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beyondcircle Premium
Hi there, I have a question about my first WA review. Since I just joined WA almost one week ago, I haven't written any post except the About Me yet. I was wondering if I can screenshot other successful members' compensation record they shared in WA as a sort of proof within my review? Do I need to ask for their allowance for doing like this? Any suggestion? Really appreciate~
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BNakedScam Premium
You have my approval. Lol! You know where to find my results right?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can screenshot posts here. That is a great way to offer social validation and what many other affiliates are doing to accomplish this.
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Nkaujzeb Premium
It's a little embarrassing because I started this a year ago and it was intimidating so I went to the certification training. It's been a year and I thought I give it a go. I think I'm ready until I have to pick a new niche, directions, and target audience.

So I need help... I want to start with

"Affiliate program that works"

"Journey to be wealthy" as the brand

And I'm targeting the working middle working class that needs an extra cash or passive income. Like myself.

What do you all think?

Kelyee
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YumaBloggers Premium
Great target, nice brand, but you may need to work on niche targeting using Jaaxy. Find something less broad to focus on. For me it's the top 3 percent of affiliate marketers and those who would like to be among them.
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Okay, thanks a lot.
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OweH Premium
Hi want to copy the Motnhly and Yearly goals which are set up on affilaite Bootcamp Lesson 10. I want the goals to be on my Wealthy affiliate page so I can see it everyday when i login. But first I will request you you would let me do it or how is the rule for this?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could do this. I would never copy content directly onto your website though, simply because duplicate content will hurt your rankings. But you could take a screenshot if you are going to add this to your website.
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Eddy4 Premium
hi I like the training, still got some trouble with my niche, so a change of direction, start out with you guys selling wa.had to go back through the training for some things I did not pick up on so to new starters it does not hurt to refresh pls I found some new bits
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in the direction of promoting WA through bootcamp. Completely up to you. If you need anything at all or need to run your refined niche idea by us, we will be more than happy to help you out. :)
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I love to read, learn new things, research, write, and share what I've learned with others. I am grateful for the opportunity to give my interest more significant meaning by working with you guys here at WA building websites and blogging. This material is taught very well through the training. It's not difficult to learn, yet so much potential to improve remains by repetitive use of the techniques. I appreciate all of you.
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Kyle Premium
Well these attributes can lead to success within absolutely any niche William.

Great to hear you are making some good progress thus far and I know you are going to continue to love the bootcamp training as you move forward and see your business take shape.

Let us know if you ever need a hand with anything. :)
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Phillip21 Premium
This is really awesome Kyle, the more time I put into this I can actually see that my website is coming together. It's totally cool, thank you Kyle for what you do. It is really a blessing to me and other who hope for the outcome of being in business with a website that they have built with WA, wealthy affiliate help. Thank you Kyle and Carson, blessing to you.
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Kyle Premium
That is what we love to do, and I know that you are more than capable of creating and growing your OWN successful business online...and to do so within any niche.

I really do look forward to seeing your progress moving forward. ;)
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Benjamin89 Premium
So I found 13 keywords then accidentally deleted them. So started again and I then reached 27 keywords. If I target each on 27 articles, reach page 1 on Google for them all it says I could get an average of 330 visitors per month. Much work to do until that is achieved, but willing to grind it out. :)
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is definitely how it works. As you build out your content on your website and start to gain authority in search engines, you will start to see your traffic cumulatively grow.
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Xilavi1 Premium
Hi Kyle, I am new to this Affiliate Marketing, i dont have a history in this Industry,so what kind of content can i write? I have been a nurse for nearly 40 yrs, that is the reason i choose Health. Is is okay to talk about myself as a health care provider and will be given relevant advise on how to stay healthy. Please advise
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Kyle Premium
That's completely fine. You can "research to write". Nobody starts off as an expert within any niche, nobody. Every expert you see out there started off somewhere and the online world and what you learn here is going to walk you through the process of becoming an expert.

Every expert surgeon started off at one point as a first year student. Every person with expertise within the online business world (myself included) started off with ZERO knowledge.

That should be exciting to you knowing that you can enter absolutely ANY niche you want and become the expert and build a full time income doing so.

Immerse yourself into your niche. People will trust you if you can offer them help and you don't have to reach the "expert" status to have a full time business within a niche.
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Xilavi1 Premium
Thank you KYLE. now i know what to do.
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Kyle Premium
No problem, glad to help you out!
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LuisT1 Premium
I have a three-tiered brand direction idea for my website, having been personally looking for a secondary source of income, not being happy with my current job, and searching for a real passive income opportunity online. Is it possible to merge these together into one brand idea? They seem to coincide with being self-employed, working from home...or am I just going to broad?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, these are all topics you can discuss within your website, but I wouldn't confuse your brand and I would choose something more specific to just one of these.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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LuisT1 Premium
Hi Kyle! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Hey thanks for these very valuable tips. I will put them into practice...I got my domain name which I think fits the criteria. I've sent it to you via PM. Would love your thoughts on it. No rush, please, as I've come to know how busy you guys are. Tks again!
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im curious, each time you create a new website do you get these 2 pluggins all the time or would you use different plug in as time passes for example my market would be photography hopefully selling cameras , one questiondo we sell anything on WA or is this just a advertising site that people go too?
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Zappades Premium
The two plugins are easy to start with and of good quality, so I would not replace them.
In WA you can not sell anything, here you learn how to sell on the internet.
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i understand but what are you selling information ?
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Calh60 Premium
Hello everyone....I am leaning towards "retired military veterans and law enforcement officers as my brand direction. I am a retired law enforcement officer stuck in a job that's not going anywhere. I'm sure there are thousands more just like me out there experiencing the same issue. Let me know what you think?
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Dygie-Reds Premium
You're welcome, I am looking forward to hear you crushing it..!!
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littlemama Premium
Sure that's a great group of audience you're targeting.
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Calh60 Premium
Thanks....I feel like being a retired officer myself I can write endlessly on subject matter that will hit home for those folks.
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littlemama Premium
Exactly. :)
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What if I have an audience somewhere else and can get a decent amount of people to signup by sharing the link and create and complete their profiles right away cause I need some more little time for the website but I can start the affiliate Bootcamp now just in another way is it ok ? Does it still count? until a couple days till I create a website and get traffic there
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delroy2222 Premium
Yes Sara, you can do that. :)
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irawanto29 Premium
You can share your affiliate link from here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/links
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Mary-Elle Premium
Hi, I was just going back over this page again...and see that I missed the part about NoFollowing my Privacy page, so I've done that.

But would I also want to NoFollow and NoIndex a Disclosure page and an Earnings Disclaimer page as those are largely duplicate content as well?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Yes Mary,

Anything that you publish that you think Is a widely used page by others material you should also nofollow and noindex them as well.

Hope this helps,
Calivn
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you definitely can. If a page is duplicate content or "templated" like a privacy policy page or a disclosure page, you can most certainly do add no follow and no index.
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Tja24 Premium
Hi, I Premium and also a beginner and after starting my initial training and finding it difficult to find a niche I could follow up on I decided to start the Bootcamp, as to begin with, I feel it will be
perhaps quicker to start making at least some money.
I have therefore been working on it since yesterday.

First lesson to give my goals and not just to think of my immediate goals thinking about the Las Vegas trip! Which would be great as it would give the opportunity in meeting many of you. For next year rather difficult to reach.
Goals from now to end of 2019

350 Affiliates

What do you think would this be realistic?
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Dale123 Premium
Work hard and anything is achievable. What I do know is that it has indeed been done by at least 1 person (in their first year) so the only thing you can do is give it your best shot & see what happens :)
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shutterfoto Premium
Hi Terri, beautiful picture!
Everything is achievable if you put the work in and STDP (Stick to the damn plan).
From my experience the hardest part is getting the first affiliates in. So don't be discouraged if it doesn't happen immediately. After that it usually gets easier. The more you learn here, the more affiliates you will potentially attract.
Good luck!
Wendy
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Tja24 Premium
Hi Dale,
I am working hard because as you will have seen, I have changed my direction. I was really feeling stuck with my niche.
My site is:

EARNING EXTRA CASH AT HOME
What do you think of the name?
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Tja24 Premium
Thank you Wendy. Angel Blessings!
Now I have my route it is STDP.
I wish you all the best with yours.
Terri
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Dale123 Premium
Sounds like a good name to me! :)
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Tja24 Premium
Thank you Dale
Angel Blessings
Terri
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shutterfoto Premium
I also need some help with my niche. My first thought was single moms. I'm just hesitating, as this is usually an audience that does not have a lot of money to spend, but on the other hand they are very motivated to change their lives...And it would be extremely fulfilling to help them.
I sure want to empower women and help them transform ttheir lives.
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katyjeanne Premium
Well if what you are trying to sell is expensive, I can see the concern. But if you are promoting WA, they can do it for free to start out and then when they start making money from it, you would still get their commission! So what are you trying to sell?
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YumaBloggers Premium
Just think, McDonald's was built a nickel at a time to a multi-billion dollar a year giant.
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shutterfoto Premium
Very true Katy, I guess that was a limiting belief I was holding. Thank you for reminding me!
Wendy
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Nicols Premium
I am a Premium member and also a beginner at all this. I was going through the training, I had a choice to continue with the training, choose a niche and build a website, or join Bootcamp. As a beginner, I wonder if I should not bother with Bootcamp yet. Also, I'm guessing that in the Bootcamp program that I probably have to pay out more in order to receive higher commissions. I think just learning the basics might be best for me right now, instead of trying to go big.Does anyone have insight about this?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Nicole,

First, the bootcamp or OEC training, and so much more training all comes with the premium membership nothing extra to spend here.

The concept fo offering both training modular is so if you can't think of a niche that you want to build a website for then it is suggested that you do the boot camp training first.

What i have found id s that almost all of the members actually go through both training's . I mean why not is too much knowledge a good thing or bad thing.

Also you will find in the search box up in the tool bar to the right of the WA icon has tons and tons of additional blogs, videos, tutorials, and member training's on just about any topic associated with marketing online or affiliate marketing in general.

And if all that isn't enough you also have live chat where most of the time there is someone in there that can either answer your question or guide you to the material to answer it for you

Just to let you know,

Calvin
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Nicols Premium
Thank you Calvin! What you said makes sense and good to know that there’s no extra cost in the Bootcamp program. I’m a little shell shocked because other online training programs are always trying to hit you up to the next level with more out of pocket expenses.
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Nicols Premium
Also, is it appropriate for me to ask questions here? Or should I go to the chat?
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katyjeanne Premium
You can ask questions either place...
I wanted to let you know why I decided to promote WA and do passive income for middle income families. I want to put all my time and focus in learning online business and not have to worry about writing and reading about other things. I am using it to reinforce my learning and teach others at the same time. If I am having issues or questions with something, I am sure others will too! I can write about whatever I learned recently or researched regarding how to do things to make that passive income!
I do not think I will do passive income forever. Although there are some pretty high tickets I think I can promote once I get some authority in this feild.
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beginshere Premium
Kyle showed us how to add a widget called "Navigation Menu:
Favourite Posts - and then he deleted it because the posts,
"Home, About Kyle, Privacy Policy," were listed at the top
of his page and he felt to leave them down below was redundant.

My question is: I have the exact same situation where I
added a widget with a different title and when I saved it,
the same three posts showed up. - I want to delete those
three posts and just leave the "header" there. I will add
to it later. - Is it possible to delete them but leave the new
widget title up?
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Kyle Premium
You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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Brandon369 Premium
I may just be over thinking this but

On my review title and content am I supposed to use one of the 5 keywords from the previous lesson?

Do I need to create my review title based on traffic and competition as well?

How many times should I use my keyword throughout the article?

Thank you, Brandon.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can if those keywords are relevant. You typically want to choose your target keyword, and then write about that keyword within the article versus choosing the keyword after the fact.
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jmac86 Premium
Awesome advice, Kyle! After about an hour of researching I was able to find several long-tail keywords that had nearly 10k average monthly searches and well over 1.5k in traffic. My only competition for each keyword was LESS THAN 10 sites! Talk about hitting the FREAKING JACKPOT! Couldn't be happier right now...
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Kyle Premium
Wow, that does sound good. As you perform keyword research and build out your website you are going to find that there are a lot of keyword gems out there.
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jmac86 Premium
I do hope so. My only concern is the reliability of Jaaxy. I have on occasion found a few long-tail keywords ending with "and" "or" "but" etc... that had unusually large traffic and averages, (well over 100,000) with ZERO QSR.

Does Google penalize us if we target keyword oddities like this?

if not, are there any merits or demerits to targeting it?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hey Jason,

Something else to think about when using Jaxxy to do keyword research is that Jaxxy does not compute paid for advertisers into their competition calculation.

So your Jaxxy result may look good then you go and do a search on Google and see their are 20 big time brand names that will be your competition.

In other word your may do a search for keywords "novels on civil war romances" the QSR number might be low like 20.

But when you do the actual search on Google you will see your competition is Amazon, Barnes n Nobles, e Books, Powell's Books, Better World Books, and some of the other major book stores which will be hard to get ranked against.

Just something to watch out for,

Calvin
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jmac86 Premium
Hey thanks for the huge tip. I never thought to double check who the actual competitors for the keywords are on google!
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jmac86 Premium
Yep, sure enough... Wordpress and Blogspot are the top competitors for a few of them... Ouch!
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hey Jason,

Try switching up the keywords a little bit, but make sure they still make sense, you may find one or two variations that the other's have over looked.

Also click on them, look to see what they wrote on the topic, if you think you can do better, beat them out of the spot.

Even with the big brands (its harder but it is still possible) can be beat with a better blog.

Although I would wait until Google has started ranking you up near the first page before you start trying to out write professional paid writers, LOL

Which is what most of the top brands use to keep their ranking up there.

Good keyword research does pay off,

Calvin
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Pio Premium
I have been changing domain names and starting and deleting newly started websites over the last 5 years. Now I'm starting all over again with a new domain name and a new site. THIS IS THE FINAL one and the one I'm gonna be building my future on.

I'm not gonna waste any more time! It's time to work it!
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HeidiY Premium
Sounds like you are on a mission, I love the training here, I find it straight forward and easy to follow and implement. Best wishes on your website growth.
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Pio Premium
Thanks Heidi. Appreciate your comments. Best wishes to you too.
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Shy92370 Premium
okay so, i've begun building my website and honestly, building it in 30 seconds was lost on me, its a little more complicated for me, I am not understanding how to save the work without publishing and there are several things like the theme i am not getting how to get it to show just for starters
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HelenpDoyle Premium
In a way the 30 seconds is a misnomer. You have to make sure all your information is collected, and the preliminary work is done. Once you have this the actual site builder does only take 30 seconds.

So don't worry if you are a bit slow. I know I did take a while and I also know I wasn't the only one.
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Azalea24 Premium
Hey there

You are not alone. I have done WordPress before and forgot some of the features :) so it seemed new all over again.

Keep tweaking the themes. I find that viewing the changes live helped me look at a theme properly.
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Lady18Esther Premium
Hi everyone,
Going over this lessson, I realize that I want to help newbie like me understand, learn and receive support and resources through the W.A. affiliate program. From personal experience I have found out that I know nothing of how online business work. But I am realizing that an affiliate program can walk me step by step through the process and provide the opportunity for a successful online business, which for me is promoting an affiliate program through W.A. community.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a direction that you can head and there are millions upon millions of people just like you and in the same situation that could benefit from the platform here at WA.

So by all means this is a direction that you can head.
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Lady18Esther Premium
Kyle,
Thank you for those words, I was a little worried that I had miss the mark. I have to say that yesterday for me was a very productive day. I was able to write an About Page on my website (that is so exciting to say) and thought I now it may need more work is was a great process to follow and do. For me it was a positive step. I am seeing that each day I dedicate time to WA I move forward a little more and my understanding and knowledge grows, Yeah, I feel on top of the world and I will continue to do dedicate more time, thank you for your support.
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Lady18Esther Premium
Hi everyone,
I have to tell you this was scary and very exciting. I have never create a website before. Yes as a creative person that has skill for crafting and decorating I am there! But not having the experience to create in the digital industry, it was a little confusing and a little frustrating. Thank you for the video and for the back button...LOL, it certainly help very much. I think I am on my way and have learned one more item for my path to success!
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Clittle1 Premium
Welcome to the community!! You are about to start a great adventure which you will love! Just remember to stick with it! You are in the best place possible for online success!
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JeffAihunu Premium
You're speaking for dear,never created one and will be on one had it for WA. I'm for it because there's light at the end of the tunnel.
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Mattking2017 Premium
Good job. You are headed in the right direction.
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Shy92370 Premium
Question if I choose Marketing wealthy affiliate now and later want to change my mind, can i continue my wealthy affiliate promotion thereafter changing my to promote my niche? Or is it wise to stay on the consistent path of just one or the other, and does anyone promote offline does wealthy affiliate provide tools for promoting offline as well?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can. You will build another website if you want to build another business in another niche, and you can do this at any time.

I do recommend that you focus on succeeding within ONE niche and then diversify once you have the formula for success down. ;)
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Lady18Esther Premium
Hi Kyle,
I was thinking the same thing, that once I master creating my first website and understand the formula for success then I am going to diversify and move forward with a few niches that I would like to include on my online entrepreneurship business. Thank you for reminding me the a step at a time can be a good thing, especially for me since I am a newbie to the online business success!
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Mokangel Premium
Thanks Kyle for easing the stress of being a "writer" for your blog. It was exactly what I needed to hear at this stage of my training. I probably like many members new to the whole WA affiliate blogging idea for your income website. Became hesitant, especially when looking up at the plaques hanging on your wall. Not one showed a degree or diploma as a college grad writer. So thanks again for being so thoughtful in your training and uncondescending demeanor.

Grateful for your instruction

Mokangel
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Kyle Premium
You are going to do great.

Your writing is great Mokangel and your goal of your content is not to actually "write" so much, rather you are communicating. That is all it is.

You communicate all day, now it is just a matter of applying those skills (which I can tell you are good at) to your online business. There is a really awesome post that I want to refer you to here that I think will give you some new found perspective on this topic: Trust me, your writing is more than fine and if you ever need a hand or want me to to look at your content, let me know.
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crackerjack6 Premium
Hi Guy/Gals
is it possible to lose your website if everything went down? Also what happens if you decide to leave WA..! would you lose your website and all content.
Also are we able to collect emails to build our list of subscribers.
I keep hearing in the online worl of marketing: "the money is in the list"
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busybeaver Premium
I have a training that will show you how to create a form on your website to collect information. You can collect emails, etc. The link is I hope this helps you out crackerjack6
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Zappades Premium
You can only lose a free SiteRubix site, If you buy a domain it is your property and you can host it where ever you want.
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tmaltz Premium
Hey Mark,

You do need to focus on your list and email marketing, but I think it's secondary to building out your site. I don't think I started getting significant traffic until I published my 20th post, so I think my focus is always on content and then once I have traffic and some good ideas to get the user to opt-in to my system, then i start working on that.
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crackerjack6 Premium
Hi WA
I want to help people to really understand this affiliate marketing business and how it all works. (something i am in the process of learning right now. I believe alot of entrepreneurs give up because they think its too difficult. Something i Have certainly felt in the past. So I want to help break it down into bite sized chunks...and of course this is what WA is all about.
My Domain name is:
crackingtheaffiliatecode
Does anyone think it a bit too long or too much of a mouthful
cheers
Marcus
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in the affiliate marketing direction then and help people with affiliate marketing. I like the brand name you have chosen as well, that can work!

Even:

Cracking Affiliate Marketing
Crack the Affiliate Code
Affiliate Marketing Hacks

etc.
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Ideal with many people, however the tradesman in Australia or tradies as we call them are in a very competitive market, long hours and little profit, and waiting sometimes for payment. These guys are often looking at way to improve and gain that recurring customer base. might focus on that. :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Not only tradies but I see you have the good old Aussie nickname!

Lived just south of your border. So I am following you.
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Gabbyr80 Premium
I started off in the regular training with building my own website based on a current business i already have. Problem is getting the content going as my business partner is not as focused as i am however more knowledgeable on product usage and descriptions. I have started the boot camp so i can see something through and gain a better grasp at what all of this is, as i have found it kind of overwhelming. I hope in doing this i can find a niche of my very own to grow on in the future.

I love the comments i read bellow on how being overwhelmed means your learning and growing. I am defiantly not giving up and feel the boot camp is more up my Ally at this current time.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it's part of learning to feel overwhelmed with a new idea. The thing is, as adults, we typically lose the habit of learning new things with regularity (like we do when we are younger) because it is easier to do just what we know.

If you stretch yourself and your knowledge, it will create more work, but that is also what will lead to success.
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Mark120 Premium
To Top Helpers :The second month of my study is in WA, I know my big audience well and I know how to help these people. On the other hand, I learn the successes of people inside the system WA. For this time I must publish 5-10 posts. If these my posts are sections of the WA promotion bridge to my audience, please tell me the content elements, i.e. a few hints. And does mean "several sales" that my content will become a commodity, when my referrals come for it? Thank you very much Mark
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Mark120 Premium
Absolutely, it's a great program instruction and of course I'll be guided by it. And in my specifics I will be persistent. Many thanks, you helped a lot. Mark
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BethE Premium
Hi Kyle, WA team and members, good morning! I just wanna share that now I'm refining my own website. Since I am a chef, an artist and a traveler. I'm going to make my page more on recipes and my daily activities. Is anyone can suggest or recommend for my theme where i can place properly my recipes?...Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
Well there are a lot of themes out there. Choose a theme that is simple, ideally with a white background and black text (as this is the most readable).

I tend to avoid themes with too many bells and whistles as the focus of your website will be your content and your content will make your website look visually appealing to your audience.

So choose something simple, yet elegant and if you ever need to change down the road, you can easily do so within Appearance => Themes.

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out:
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Merazmi Premium
i'm struggling on what niche should I start with... these some of the niche that I can think of in order to sell WA...
1. Beginner internet marketer
2. Housewives
3. Undergraduate student
4. Professionals that want to get time freedom

Which should I start with and if there has any other choice, can you guys list down under my reply :)
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Merazmi Premium
"I want to help people that do not know or having unclear future after graduating from college"

This what happen to me now since I'm a final year college student and kinda worried about my future with unpredictable global economy....
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taylormade23 Premium
you can promote wealthy affiliate if you are unsure
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Kyle Premium
Definitely a direction that you can head and sounds like something that you were very familiar with as well (So you will have lots stories to share, insights to share as well as experiences).
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Merazmi Premium
Yea... thanks :)
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Hello, I'm struggling to find a niche/brand for to start out with. I know that I should pursue and an area that interest me, but quite frankly I'm unsure of what that may be......I'm interested in trading forex on online, learning about finance - in particular being a certified financial advisor (which means that I have to pass the Series 7/63 exams). I studied CCNA in the past to design networks.

So I don't know how to brand my interest. Any suggestion or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Kyle Premium
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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skmorrow Premium
Looking for some advice. I have been working on an affiliate niche website, and am now interested in this side of things.

I am looking at a target audience of me. I have a good job, but I am looking for more flexibility and financial freedom. I want to work on my terms, take time off when I want to, not when my boss says I can. I want to work from home and set my own hours. I am tired of the 45 - 60-minute commute to work each way. My job is just okay, I don't enjoy it, but it pays the bills, and I want more than that. There has got to be more right?

I am married with 2 teenagers, and I would love to have more time for everyone. I have been in the trenches for 20 years and am definitely interested in making money online and helping others who are in a similar position.

So people like me, men and women looking for freedom and flexibility and something that I might actually enjoy :) I am not sure how to narrow this down more, or what I would focus on exactly. That is where I need some help.
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IamVirginia Premium
I think you narrowed it down quite nicely!
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Zappades Premium
Midlife career change, from good to better, online self-employment...
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KF2 Premium
If my audience is people who dislike working for others and want to be self-employed, what kind of keywords would I be putting into Jaaxy? Are all of my posts supposed to be about affiliate marketing or do I write about general self-employment as well? A little confused about that
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Zappades Premium
You can reach an audience with many different keywords. You can write about all kinds of self-employed options and at the end of the post recommend your favorite choice.
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KF2 Premium
Thank you!
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MaddyMac Premium
I know because I am just starting down this path, I am completely overthinking this. Help me make sense of what I am thinking, please.

I was thinking of the Entrepreneur niche, with a target audience of minority women seeking to build their own business.

I think I just answered my own question as I typed that, LOL.

I appreciate any help you can give.
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JaseS Premium
Sounds good.
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Kyle Premium
LOL, that happens when you talk things out. I like the direction of your niche Madeline and I look forward to seeing your progress moving forward.
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MsRebecca Premium
Trying keyword search for the first time in Lesson 8, but my Jaxxy screen is not populating the QSR column. Instead, there are links under the KQI column that say "Get QSR". I have to click on each link to get the info in both columns.

In the video, all of the columns automatically populate with each search. What am I missing?
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JimTheFin Premium
Just click on the QSR for the keyword that you want to see. Jaaxy will only auto populate the QSR if you upgrade with them. The version that most of us use does not auto populate the QSR.
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MsRebecca Premium
Thanks!
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JohnJStanley Premium
I'm a bit confused about putting in our Affiliate/Call to action links on only our second post. I read this other blog: "Whenever I am building a niche website that will have affiliate links on it, I ALWAYS wait until the the site is ranking on the 1st page for at least one keyword BEFORE adding any affiliate links.
Why? Because it builds trust with Google.
They won’t rank a new website that has a bunch of affiliate links on it. Google wants to see a site with quality content before it ranks a website.
- quote by Jay Neil / Magistudios"
QUESTION 1: Does this only apply to Online Certification Course Niche websites?
QUESTION 2: What about sites like mine that only promote Wealthy Affiliate, when should I include affiliate links?
Thank you
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tthomann Premium
I want to help college students pay off their student loan debt through wa. My audience will be college students but now I'm stuck. I work for a federal student loan servicer and am watching the interest kill these people. So I can offer tips as to how they can make their payments work for them. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Please and thank you.
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katyjeanne Premium
Great idea! I love it! What exactly are you stuck on?
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JTJr Premium
My needs his health and wellness I am on in this I'm headed in this direction Provide help for families Young and old Seniors Disabled people To help them live a Healthy and wellness Lifestyle I'd like some input From you all Ideas and um Pointset I probably haven't thought of I appreciate the feedback Thank you
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delroy2222 Premium
Health and wellness is a good place to start Jt.
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I don't know wich niche I could use, I really love traveling so travels is one of my option, recommend places to visit, where to go, where to stay, what can you do on that place. Also I love photography, where the lights go, wich camera use, so I don't know how wich one I should start
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HELLO FOLLOW YOUR FIRST MIND THAT WAY U WILL COME OUT ON TOP
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of the travel niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down. Where specifically? What type of travel? What aspect of travel?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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katyjeanne Premium
I think I am going to make my site dedicated to helping people get out of the pay check to paycheck daily grind cycle through passive incomes and money management. According to T. Harv Ecker, Affiliate Marketing can be considered a passive income. Just remember that just because it is passive income does not mean that you do not have to work to gain it! Does that sound like a good niche?
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Yes, let's 1..2..3..crush it..!!!
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paul23 Premium
That's a great start and you have all of the tools you need to develop good content for your audience.
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kevinbeasley Premium
I'm thinking about targeting young men and women who love adventure travel to start affiliate link sites to market gear and or guided trips. They can blog about their adventures and then write gear reviews. thoughts? I think folks who would like adventure travel would be looking for a way to monetize it.
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Kyle Premium
Build a business in the adventure niche.

Or...

Earn Money While You Adventure.

I think those are two different approaches you could take to your ideas there.
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kevinbeasley Premium
Thanks Kyle. I'm purchased paidadventure.com and paidtravelblogging.com tonight. Which do you like better?
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kevinbeasley Premium
paidtravelblogging gets a little better traffic as a keyword, but paid adventure fits the niche better.
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JocelynMarc1 Premium
Hi Kevin,
You have a great idea and a plan to get your business going.
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cybmar Premium
Good morning all,
I am hoping to get some feedback and assistance on this topic. I would like to focus on professionals that are currently employed but are looking for the freedom of generating their income through affiliate marketing. The kws i have come up with are either too generic or so narrow as to have little traffic. "Get out of the rat race", "how to quit your job with affiliate marketing"," affiliate website income" .... Having a hard time picking kws that target my audience and that are within the 400 search results in google. Am I over thinking this or is my target audience too narrow? Any assistance of guidance will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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Kyle Premium
Yes, a direction you can head. I would consider coming up with a relevant brand to this. And don't worry about keywords, there will be 10,000's that you can target within any niche direction that you choose.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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cybmar Premium
Kyle,
Thank you so very much for your thorough response! I am over the moon that you actually read my question and took the time to answer.. It was super helpful.
I have done some research and come up with a few ideas for domains:

freedomthroughaffiliatemarketing.com
effectiveaffiliatemarketing.com
toyourfinancialfreedom.com
escapefromyourjob.com
affiliatemarketingforfreedom.com

I would appreciate any input you may have.
Thank you,
Cybmar
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petepavasqu Premium
Hi have been working on bootcamp lesson 7 creating a menu.
Did everything as instructed and went to create menu. Clicked on Appearance and menu than clicked on about Pedro and nothing happens, check mark is on the box but the box is gray not black like the edit menu box.

What am i doing wrong.
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Kyle Premium
You first have to create your menu, did you do that already?
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CTL Premium
The content of "how to find keyword" inside "Understanding the Keyword Research Process" is really inspire me a lot.

It's my second times to read this kind of topics. First time I read this is in "Online Entrepreneur Certification". Actually I'm not quite understand. But, now I understand more and deeper.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Indeed!
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beginshere Premium
After I decide upon my "keyword" for my title, can I add words to
it - for example if the keyword(s) I use for my title is "what is the
best website builder" - can I cut it back or add to it - like "the best website builder" or "what is the best website builder for you?" -

In other words when I select my keyword can I add words around
that keyword or am I limited to using just that keyword only?
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HeidiY Premium
Do keyword research on all the variables so you know the stats. Sometimes there can be a big difference, but often it’s the same results.

You can add words around it and it is effectively a new keyword.

You can rank for the longer version and also the shorter version. You can even rank for other keywords within your article that you don’t even promote as keywords.
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beginshere Premium
Thank you HeidiY - I think I understand. The one that I found
that had the best numbers (traffic=137, QSR=18, is....
"What is the best website builder for small business" - - -
So can I put somewhere in the paragraph,,,, people always
ask me what is the best website builder for small business.

Will it be ranked? Even though it is hidden inside a sentence?
I could even use that for my title, right?

Thanks for your help. It means so much.

Jack
beginshere
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HeidiY Premium
Sorry just saw your question, you’ve probably made a decision by now lol, but I would have what is the best website builder as the title and then use those words naturally within your first few paragraphs of content as you have indicated.

You’ve got it right
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beginshere Premium
Thanks HeidiY - I hadn't started yet so I'm glad you
responded. - Great advice.

Thanks,

jack
beginshere
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JessLynn17 Premium
So here goes nothing, I know I have so many creative ideas. But when it comes to saying them out loud I freeze. Maybe it is because I want this so bad, and I overthink everything. I'm trying so hard to find the perfect niche, something I can be proud of. I want my site to be a safe place but my mind is just blank. I want it to be original, and have a really addictive name. Like 'MindyourAffiliates' or 'AffiliatesCareAboutYou' I want my brand to be meaningful. Maybe like 'AffiliatesPieceOfMind' I'm all over the place! lol More than anything I just want to help people. Put a smile on someones face. Now that would make my year! I just need that first nudge in the right direction. Then I'll know I can do great things! Thanks for listening! Comments are more than welcomed.​
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Kyle Premium
Don't doubt your capabilities and surely don't think there is a perfect niche. You make a niche perfect for you.

I just wrote a post on this exact topic:
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Cdp4jc Premium
I am a 52 year old American who has worked hard all my life to make a decent living yet still find it difficult to save for retirement. My focus will be folks like me, looking for an opportunity to build a business they can count on to help compensate with the high cost of living and retirement!
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Kyle Premium
That is a natural direction that you can head and there are 10's of millions of people in your exact situation that you can speak to, help and introduce services like WA to (and earn a great deal of money in the process).
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Kar5 Premium
Can you change the theme of your website after you have started posting and arranging things on your website. I didn't know to look at more detail about themes when I was picking out a theme. The one I picked puts the side information on the top below the top pages and I don't like how it is arranged and I think it won't let me change it unless I go pro with Founder. I don't want to do this. So can I change and if I can how ?
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HeidiY Premium
You can change it, it’s usually no bother at all and everything goes where is should, but you might find the occassiinal hiccup if the new theme doesn’t support some of the existing elements. You might need to recreate menus, or add widgets etc. none of your content will be lost.

In the WP dashboard, go to Apperence, Themes, Add or New (can’t remember exactly) and search. There are thousands of free themes. You can also preview the theme on your website before you activate it.

Just check that they are being updated still. It should have a reasonably current date on it. Some developers stop supporting free themes and the. You don’t get updates.
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Kar5 Premium
Thank you for your help and telling me how to do this, and things to watch out for in a theme.
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HeidiY Premium
You are very welcome, I think I had about 10 before I was happy with it lol. They say the look isn’t really that important to visitor engagement and sales, but I want a website I am proud of so I did take some time to decide.
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Kar5 Premium
I agree I am concerned with look and how easy it is to check out the website. So thank you
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RealtaDana Premium
Ok, so my direction (althought I am so afraid it is so over done), stay at home moms! Right who would have known, but not just stay at home moms, more so focusing on the many people who have a S/O who works way too much or travels for work, or whatever the case may be...in essence: Here is a way to GET YOUR life back.
But then, is that too broad? B.c really that applies to everyone...suggestions?! Thanks!!
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Wdcope Premium
You travel for your job, or focus on those who do and would like to stay home?
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RealtaDana Premium
Yes, my boyfriend, of 8 yrs, has been working for a company for 13 years and he travels the US building retail stores!! We (me and the kiddos) travel with him during the summer months when school is out, we have a 13, 11 and almost 3 year old (august 4!!).
But I stay at home with the kiddos. So I know what its like to lose your whole life (family events, birthdays, holidays, first steps, etc) to a job but he is providing for his family! Doing whatever he has to do, which unfortunately requires him to be gone from home 85-90% of the year!! *My goal is to free him up, so my target audience is exactly what I myself and trying to do for my family!

I already created my first website and named it "All-star Mom Affiliate"....focusing on stay at home moms/ anyone seeking time freedom!
I love feedback so any and all suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks
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Wdcope Premium
Could you send the url? I tried and can't bring it up. I would love to see it.
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RealtaDana Premium
Yes! Please keep in mind I just got going today with the website, so I havent even removed the "dummy content" yet; BUT I would love if you saved it and check in periodically as I add content and get it built up!! Thanks so much!

all-starmomaffiliate.siterubix.com

-Jen
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johnmedwa Premium
So I've chosen promoting WA as my niche. Anyone have experience going from promoting WA to doing other niches? I have lots of ideas but I really like WA so I'm starting with that. I assume it's a matter of applying the skills from one to the other. Is that the right way to look at it?
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LouisMunro Premium
I fully agree with you. I have made the mistake in the past by attempting to build too many businesses at once. Focus on either your niche or WA whatever you feel comfortable with. Confucious said "the man that goes out to catch 2 rabbits catches none" Once you have mastered it, move to the next and use your authority within google. Easier said than done though. Good Luck all the best peace.
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johnmedwa Premium
I like what you had to say, especially about using authority within Google. That will give me a skill set to focus on. Thanks for your input!
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beginshere Premium
I have two quick questions concerning this post. - Do we have
control over the "comments" - Can we edit or delete the comment?

Second question, Kyle say to Publish the post and then edit it
and add imagery, etc. - I don't understand why we wouldn't do
all of that before we hit "publish" - If we hit publish first and then
add imagery, etc., do we hit "publish" again?
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HeidiY Premium
You do have control over the comments. You have to approve them before they go live on your site. You can edit their comment, add your reply and the approve it to appear on your site.

I always add my images, links, video etc in site comments before publishing. I find it always changes layout a bit once it goes to WP so I immediately go to the post in WP and re-edit it and hit update.
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beginshere Premium
HeidiY, thanks for clearing that up for me. -

I appreciate it.

Jack

beginshere
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HelenpDoyle Premium
As Heidi says, but you can also change your post back to draft in WP if you are going to be a while editing. Then click the publish there.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you definitely can add imagery before hand. If you are Premium, you can add images directly within SiteContent and there are over 1MM+ images (high definition) that you can add directly within SiteContent.
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Venture3 Premium
"This is a necessity if you want to become a top affiliate. I want you to take a second right now and officially join Affiliate Bootcamp by clicking the button above. It is going to help you keep on track, keep you informed, and is going to allow us help you make more money! This is a requirement to continue with this course...and something that is going to help you out as well!"

I have tried to follow the above instruction at the end of the first sections of the bootcamp, but nothing happened. Am I missing something?

There is a Tick and it did say I have joined the boot camp officially
Please, help
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HeidiY Premium
You have joined, you can tick that box and move on. It’s a little cryptic
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Zappades Premium
It's all right now, the next time it will say you are now officially part of the affiliate bootcamp
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Venture3 Premium
Yes, it is. Thank you Zappades
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Venture3 Premium
Thanks Heidi. I hope you are well and making progress?
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Venture3 Premium
Thanks for coming to my rescue bro.
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Hello everyone, I have a quick question.
I am in the middle of making my WA affiliate website and I was wondering if it was better to only focus on stuff specifically for the promotion of WA? I was going to to multiple things in this website to attract multiple types of people and I just wanted to ask what was better?
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Zappades Premium
I think at the beginning of your website it is better to focus on a targeted niche audience.
If you go too broad Google has a hard time knowing what to rank you for.
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SusanFlowers Premium
I have decided to follow the WA Bootcamp training and promote WA. I believe WA can/will/does help people enrich their lives. I believe I have found what I would like my target audience to be but not sure how realistic it is. I’m thinking female baby boomers who would like to work from home to spend more quality time with family/friends.
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HeidiY Premium
I think it’s a great niche Susan, could definitely work
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RealtaDana Premium
I love your target audience! And I think a lot of them could benefit from this!! Whether they are just tired of working their lives away OR they have found themselves jobless after strong years of dedication!! Its sad but they are losing their jobs they have worked so hard for to the younger candidates everyday! I think you will have HUGE success in targeting that audience!! Good luck
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I'm having a hard time trying to figure out where to start. I'm trying to go through the lessons and the bootcamp. I want to go with some thing for stay at home parents, or single parents. Even start with the aspect of childcare being so expensive. Help? Any tips, advice, or any random brainstorm ideas welcome! Thanks guys!
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Renede Premium
First try to figure if you want to create your own website and go through the step by step training or promote WA and do the bootcamp. Trying to do both will take time. After deciding which way you want to go. Then do what you are most passionate about. That will be your focus to build a website.
Hope this helps you.
To your success
Mary
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Dale123 Premium
Why not turn your stay at home income journey into a niche of it's own. Plenty of people looking for opportunities to work from home & you will have plenty to talk about as you progress through the course :)
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That's where I think I'm going to start. I believe that there is a lot to go with there!
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msiguenza Premium
I got this message when I was about to publish the Private Policy page:
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.

I just got the template of the Private Policy and just changed the url into my url.

Can I just ignore the message and click the button: Publish This Content Anyway?

Would it really negatively affect my rankings as mentioned in the warning.

Hope to get an answer soon so I can proceed immediately.

Thanks,
Maribeth
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Renede Premium
You need to go into word press and click the button that say for your posting not to get indexed.

**Note: Your Privacy Policy is duplicate content because it is a stand document. SiteContent is going to warn you about this when you attempt to publish, and that is completely fine. Publish anyways, we are going to be blocking the search engines from seeing this.

After you publish your Privacy Policy, you are going to want to log into the back office of your website (Wordpress Admin area) through the SiteManager or through SiteContent. When you are within the editor for this page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the following settings.
Check off the Robots Meta NOINDEX and the Robots Meta NOFOLLOW. These will make sure this page (which is all duplicate content) does not get indexed in Google. The Privacy Policy is the ONLY page you want to do this for as it is duplicate content.

I copied this from the training follow this steps and you should be fine.
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msiguenza Premium
Thank you very much Renede.

Cheers,
Maribeth
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enteract Premium
I need to walk thru my niche, I am a real estate agent by trade. I have a passion for helping train our new digital work force. WA offers the intrigal piece to that puzzle. Since I am in Real estate full time I am leaning toward..... "Baby Boomers About to Retire"
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could help that audience indeed, lots of baby boomers about to retire. What specifically do you want to help them with though? That is how you narrow down your niche here. :)
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gpreda Premium
Does anyone use Pixelknot? I thought this feature MAY potentially add some "mystery" element to your website to give your potential site visitors some small puzzle to solve and then be given some sort of reward.

Its website describes it as the following:

Pixelknot is an Android application that allows users to hide short text-based messages in photographs and share them across trusted channels.​

Have a secret that you want to share? Why not hide it in a picture? With PixelKnot, only your friends with the secret password can unlock your special message. Everyone else just sees a pretty picture. It’s a fun and easy way to share hidden messages without anyone knowing. Take those pixels, twist them in a knot, and see for yourself​.
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Kyle Premium
I haven't heard of this, but it is a bit gimmicky and unless you have an established brand and audience, you are going to have a tough time getting people to take advantage of this.

I wouldn't recommend stuff like this in the early stages of your business, or at all, unless you have a real application for it and there is a benefit to your audience.
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gpreda Premium
Kyle, you are right and I should have clarified it, I meant to say to use Pixelknot after developing the brand and audience.

I think that the excitement provided by the mystery solving part and the related points reward could keep driving traffic to the site.

This would be a BONUS feature - and related to the niche - on the website and not the main purpose, similarly to a crossword puzzle section in a daily newspaper. While people buy the paper mainly for the news in it, the crossword puzzle is also a feature and people get used to seeing it and trying to solve it. They expect it to be there daily.

Again, I think that the thrill of solving the puzzle and getting some sort of points or reward, sharing in comments clues or how they solved the puzzle, can drive constant and even new traffic to the website and build a following.

Thanks again for your reply.

Blessings!
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Oneiros Premium
Hi everyone,

I finished writing my review and I was wondering the lovely WA community could take a look at it and give me some feedback?

Thank you in advance ;)

Review:

Hello! Welcome to my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate
Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

Should you sacrifice a teddy bear on a moonlit night to Donald Trump while reciting gibberish from Dante inferno and listening to a dog say "I love you" backwards on YouTube?

No

No

No

and hell no.

In fact, don't sacrifice teddy bears of any kind.

Let's get right to it! I love Wealthy Affiliate. Sign up for FREE here (AFF LINK). The end.

Oh.. Were you expecting something a little more "in depth"? Well.. You came all the way here, so why not ;)

Wealthy Affiliate is a learning to platform that offers a complete, all-inclusive suite of tools to its members. When you sign up for your free account(Aff link), you get access to many of the tools you can use to start making money online. Additionally, you also get a 7-day sneak preview of the tools platinum members use to succeed in the Affiliate Marketing space for an EXTREAMLY reasonable price.

Wealthy Affiliate - A quick break down and rating:

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Training: 4.8 out 5

Support: 5 out of 5

Community: 5 out of 5 (Most courses have a FB community, WA doesn't need one, I like hanging out at WA)

Website Hosting: 5 out of 5 (Palm Trees)

Research Tools: 5 out of 5

Success Stories: 5 out of 5

Price: Starter Member (Free) Platinum Member ($49/month or $359/year)

Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 (Palm Trees)

Training - Earn While You Learn!

Wealthy Affiliate offers a step by step approach to teaching new students how to make money online with affiliate marketing. It uses a combination of video and text to deliver its content and a neat progress bar to help you keep track of where you are in the course.

You can also earn badges for completing milestones, such as getting ranked on google for example, which are proudly displayed on your Wealthy Affiliate community profile.

The only thing I didn't like about the training was the text, but that's nitpicking because there isn't a lot of text to read and the video training is more than sufficient to cover the topic.

Support - Hello, I need hel.. OH! uh.. Never mind..

Wealthy Affiliate Support is FAST. I don't know if Wealthy Affiliate has access to a secret cabal of super heroes or speed demons but their support team is shockingly good. When I first signed up for Wealthy Affiliate, I expected the support team to be like every other support team I've encountered in other online courses I've taken (which often took more than 24 hours to get back to me). I'm happy to report that this is not the case with Wealthy Affilate Support, at the most, I waited maybe an hour or two before receiving a thorough reply. The Wealthy Affiliate support team always goes above and beyond to help you or direct you to someone who can.

Additionally, the community is also encouraged to help each other out and more often than not, you'll get the help you need from a community member before the support team, which is a huge advantage that Wealthy Affiliate has over their competition, more on that later.

Overall, I'm more than satisfied with the support that the official support team offers but the assistance provided by the community is the proverbial cherry on top of an already delicious sundae flavour of your choice.

Tools - Even Batman Would Be Jealous...

Wealthy Affiliate provides EVERYTHING you need to get started. Many online courses tend to send you off site and get you to buy additional software (through their affiliate links) after you already paid an obscene entry price. This is not the case with Wealthy Affiliate, there are no up sells.

Wealthy Affiliate is more than just an online course, it's an all-inclusive platform, in addition to the training, it also provides the tools you need to go from complete beginner to master affiliate marketer. There is absolutely ZERO need to go anywhere else.

What tools does Wealthy Affiliate offer? First and foremost, affordable web hosting, you can host up to 25 websites as a platinum member and 2 websites as a free starter member.

Here is a quick break down of the tools are provided by Wealthy Affiliate:

Website Tools for platinum members:

Web hosting: Self explanatory, super fast, affordable and quality hosting
Site Builder: Helps you build a stunning WordPress website
Content creation: Helps you write high quality converting content for your site
Site Comments: Helps you leverage the power of the Wealthy Affiliate community to get comments on your site
Site Feedback: Leverage the power of successful people within the wealthy affiliate community to provide valuable feedback on your site and how you can optimize it for conversions
Site Support: Wealthy Affiliate Support will help you fix your site if you have problems with it.
Research tools for platinum members:

Site Rank: Tracks your historical rankings and monitors your website authority
Search Analysis: Spy on your competition and discover keyword trends
Alphabet Soup: Helps you discover millions of niches and keywords
Brainstorm HQ: Find the latest and lucrative trends
Affiliate Programs: Helps you discover the most relevant
Niche Keyword Lists:
Community - A community that earns together stays together

In a word: WOW! This community is active, vibrant and utterly fantastic, within the first few hours, I formed several connections with helpful people and forged a deep bond with them in a short period. I think this is directly related to the premium membership price because it is high enough to attract quality members and low enough that ANYONE can afford it. This the total opposite of my experience with High priced courses ($1000+), they tend to have communities but are for the most part, tend to be quite vacant mostly due to the high price point and simply don't have the content to justify the high price tag.

The founders are ACTIVE in the community and you can message them directly, and yes they actually respond and I'm not talking about lazy auto responders. Not only is this incredibly refreshing and encouraging to have DIRECT access to the founders, it's very rare in the make money online space, in my experience with the majority of other courses I've taken, the founders were almost always absent and had their most prominent members take their place.

That being said, when you become a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I would highly recommend following as many people as you can so you can pick and choose the ones you click with the most. You are also more likely to get the help you need.

Success Stories - More than just testimonials

There are MANY success stories on Wealthy Affiliate. More importantly, these are not just success stories that you would often find featured prominently on most affiliate marketing training websites, in fact, I tend to be weary of those because you can never be sure that those are even real, call me jaded but the make money online community is saturated with fake reviews; With the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you can actually talk to these people directly and prove to yourself that these are not canned, paid reviews like a lot of other sites out there use.

Many people within the Wealthy Affiliate community have a blog they update regularly and are encouraged to do so. What I love most about that is you can see that these are people who started out with little to no experience, just like you, and became successful. When you follow their personal blog posts you can see how their thoughts progressed from a beginner mindset to a master affiliate marketer mindset, more importantly, you can talk to these people directly via the messaging system and ask them for help or insight and 9.9 times out of 10, they are more than happy to assist you.

Membership Details - You get what you pay for

So what is the difference between a starter member and premium member? With the starter membership you get access to first phase of Wealthy Affilate's awesome affiliate marketing training, which will help you get started with a website and have it primed and ready to get you earning.

With Premium Membership, you have full access to everything Wealthy Affiliate offers, which includes your affiliate marketing training, web hosting and all the tools you will need to get an edge over your competition.
Here is a visual breakdown of the differences between the premium and the starter memberships:

(WA premium vs Starter Image + link)

The Competition - Why Pay when you can learn for "free"?

So you might be asking: But Kyle, why would I pay for Wealthy Affiliate premium membership when I can go on YouTube and learn Affiliate Marketing for "free?" I'm glad you asked that because there is A LOT of very BAD information being taught on YouTube and overpriced courses. It usually goes something like this: Sign up for an email auto responder service, find a low quality, over priced product you never used on an Affiliate Marketplace, make a landing page, promote your link on Bing and watch the money roll in. Sound Familiar? Not only is this method a waste of time, it's unethical, why promote a product you never used when you can promote products you have already used and just didn't realize it? If your like most people, you bought something on Amazon before, so why not add value to someone by writing a quality review and earn an income from your efforts. You do it every day, you just don't get paid for it, yet.

Wealthy Affiliate is one the very few, if not the only Affiliate Marketing course that does affiliate marketing properly. The course focuses on creating an authority site around a niche you are passionate about and then teaches you how to promote it ethically using SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (pay per click), social media etc. Frankly, the internet is already saturated with poor, cookie cutter landing pages and the methods taught at Wealthy Affiliate are a breath of fresh air.

When you sign up for Wealthy Affiliate, you don't just sign up for a course, you plug into a vast network of experienced, successful people who can help get you to where you want to be; That combined with high quality web hosting and an entire arsenal of tools that similar online courses will up sell you for, is a killer deal because you get all of these things for a VERY reasonable price.
Wealthy Affiliate - The Final Verdict

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing platform. I wish I signed up for it years ago when I first heard about it. Everything from it's stunning website and course material to its fantastic community is top-notch and worth every penny.

As for the downsides, if you want to use Wealthy Affiliate's hosting service, you are locked into using WordPress. Which is either a positive or a negative. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of WordPress at the time of this writing, in fact I avoided it like the plague because I come from a drop shipping background and I'm used to using a simple drag and drop website builder like WIX and Shopify which helped me to pump out professional ecommerce websites in a matter of minutes. WordPress takes a bit more effort to learn but it's worth it because of the additional options it offers.

If you never used WordPress before, it can be a bit intimidating BUT Wealthy Affiliate has an entire course on WordPress to ease your transition, that combined with the Wealthy Affilate Support team had me up and running in a few hours and I'm proud to say that WordPress is starting to grow on me and I'm confident that I can take these new skills I learned and apply them to things outside of ecommerce such as a Fiver gig or making my own Udemy Course.

If you don't want to risk your money yet, that's okay, I get it and I will never give you the hard sell to buy something you are not sure of, that's why I would like to invite you to try Wealthy Affiliate for free here and make some money online here (affiliate to online surveys). This way you can experience it for yourself and raise the capital you need to try the platinum membership without spending your hard-earned money.

However, if you are ready to earn your first dollar online, click on this link here (AFF Link) and only pay $19 for your first month!
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Kyle Premium
Some really good content there, you are a natural!
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Oneiros Premium
Thank you, Kyle,

It's still a bit rough but I'm glad to hear you think it's good. It's 2114 words though. I'm wondering if that is too long?
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Dashiell22 Premium
Definately, I want to use affiliate marketing as my niche industry/ I understand that going through the boot camp is a way to be an affiliate for WA. So, I am hoping this is he beginning of my first real campaign ......meaning the first campaign that I will complete successfully and will have a financial reward afterwards.
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Kyle Premium
Well you are in the right place with Bootcamp. The sky is the limit, and literally everyone can benefit from the platform here at WA. When people find out about the concept of affiliate marketing and are offered an environment in which they can build an affiliate marketing business, they jump at it!
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hi there everybody i just found out what directions i would like to follow. Though don't know what keywords to use or how to put it down.so i have done a research on various companies especially factories,hospitals,banks,schools etc where it involves a large groups of people working together to contribute to the growth of either way the institute or their status. I noticed a trend where all had personnel reporting of stress physically and mentally,lack of motivation,anger and aggression of some sort,negative
attitude, alcohol or prescription medication dependency ,back biting e.t.c.
Totally not a healthy environment.
i have solutions on how to's,do's& dont's,books,hang outs,healthy tips and on en on....
I Need lots of help on how to get around this guys.
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Kyle Premium
People are in situations with their jobs that are truly unhealthy, in some cases they are overworked. In others, they just don't have any passion for their work.

You can help this audience find their passion and truly do something that they love....and pointing them in the direction of WA would be a natural and seamless promotion.

So this is just a direction that you may want to consider.
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Investstar Premium
Hi, I was brainstorming and want a professional opinion. Would growth be too wide of a topic, where I vision me having many niches and micro niches within growth. Spiritual growth, physical growth,mental... Growing a child etc? I do know this will be a TON of work but I am passionate about LIFE which is always growing...
Thanks for your feedback in advance
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GaryHorton Premium
Growth is too broad for a niche, but it is a good focal point for your overall business. Choose a niche for your first website. You mentioned several such as spiritual growth. Imagine writing 100 articles about the niche you choose.
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Investstar Premium
Thank you. I am a Father of three and I too use the internet to make money. Maybe "fathers looking to make money while spending more time with family"?
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JGohmert Premium
I want to help people like me. People that can't work a regular job outside the home due to family responsibilities, medical reasons or preference and need to work from home. People that need a good income, no more scams & real help achieving their goals.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
great plan, you can market to that audience.
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JayBrooks1 Premium
we have the same interest
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baqursan Premium
may this old man join you i needs much advise on how to progress myself to earning online
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JayBrooks1 Premium
At this point I think I'd like to use building businesses, helping people start a small business (since the economy almost demands it if you want to have any security at all) or something like home businesses as my first iche since I have a BS in business, started businesses, and consulted for businesses. Plus I've already thought of a ton of items that can be included within this that I can generate commissions and recurring commissions from. But that may be over used or too broad. Any suggestions?
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nathaniell Premium
"Building a Business" can be quite a broad idea. Is your audience trying to start a franchise? Do MLM? Build an affiliate website? Sell their own products?

I'd say focus on an audience trying to build a specific type of business, and you can focus on how to help them achieve their goals within that area.
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JayBrooks1 Premium
It wouldn't be a franchise, but to help them, guide them starting a small business, could be service, product, affiliate, or MLM. It would be a business the average person could start. Most people don't have the funds to start a franchise. Trying to get noticed enough to guide them and even funnel them to WA and an MLM that I have reviewed and find credible.
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I want to know if there are any alternative payment gateways because my country is not eligible receive to payment via Paypal.

And if I go premium and buy a domain with the platform, do I have to pay for hosting fee? On the other hand, I don't know what niches I am really passionate about. I think this is my issue. In my opinion, I just want to be a smart reviewer in a specific niche. But because English is my second language, so I don't know what to write about to become a smart reviewer. Knowledge about grammar and writing is very poor. So I think I need to learn more to reach my goals. Just need more research!!

And thanks to any answers to my questions.
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ariesight Premium
For grammar purposes, use Grammarly. I use it and even the free version indicates the most important mistakes.
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Piaevita2927 Premium
Try-out and learn is the best way
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anusuya1 Premium
Electronic checks are an option as I know of.
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luziaS Premium
No, when you go premium the host is included on the membership. You have to pay for the domain, it's only around $13.00 thirteen dollars, If you want to use the subdomain, "siterubix.com" being a premium member, it gives you 50 for free. Have you thought about translation? Most of the themes of websites, nowadays, comes with a translation ready. Do not let the language barrier stops you. This is the 21first century. There are ways to go around that, I am sure. About the grammar, you can edit it. Everyone does that.
I hope everything gets better for you.
Warmly!
Luzia
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RPalinkas Premium
Hello Night Owls,

Las Vegas. The last 19 years of my life stayed at home. My goals haven't changed. I put in about 13 hours straight. I get frustrated when people don't answer my questions. My questions aren't frivolous. It means I am stuck wasting precious time. When I could be making money. Amazon only gives you a few days. This far in the program and I still can't put Amazon one stripe. I believe that's the name. Kyle, I asked you how do I get an email account?
I need an email account so I can give it to Gravatar. All my emails have my name included. So I can't give reviews. My website is suffering. I read that Premium members get free emails? Is that true or lie? I read you get one on one coaching is that true or a lie? It is now 4:00 A.M. been working since 1:00 this afternoon.
What did I get accomplished? More content for my website.
No Amazon. No reviews. No comments for my website.

My philosophy is to forgive and show people you love them.
I am really trying hard to live up to my philosophy.
I work hard for I need to make money.

Love & Light,
Rose

P.S. I would love to go to Las Vegas. That I put on my goals list.
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Zappades Premium
I hope this will help you set up an domain specific email address :)
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luziaS Premium
Hi. I am sorry that you are feeling so frustrated. Have you done the lessons, the Entrepreneur Certification? I really urge you to do it. They teach you everything that you are asking that you have trouble with. Go there and check it out. I did it, all the phases and has helped me a lot. You go to training and it will take you to the Entrepreneur Certification. I hope you can find your answers there.
Warmly!
Luzia
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luziaS Premium
It's true, premium members get free emails.
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RPalinkas Premium
Hello luziaS,
Yes, I read a list comparing the benefits between what Premium Members get and the Nonpayers.
On the list, it said 24/7 coaching. I can't get an answer.
Today all I got accomplished was a new email address without my name associated. Oh and I went to Amazon and I got all the referral links. Time: 5:55 A.M Started work at 2:00 in the afternoon. Working hard and yes luziaS I read & went to all the classes, seminars. I am almost finished with WA Bootcamp.

Love & Light,
Rose
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RPalinkas Premium
Thank you Zappades,
A newbie told me that you can get up to 10 Gmail accounts free.
I make an email for my dog, lol!

Love & Light,
RP
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MaryFRM Premium
Question. In the keywords table in the training the best QSR=6 is for the "best affiliate programs high commission".
This does not make grammatical sense. But it can make sense, if I add a comma, like this:
"best affiliate programs, high commission".
How Google search would treat this comma in my post? Would it think it matches the keyword without the comma?
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Dmorse1 Premium
google looks at words sentence structure and correct spelling
that sentence makes perfect sense
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MaryFRM Premium
Hmm.. I'm still not clear.
If I use "best affiliate programs, high commission" - would it be picked for "best affiliate programs high commission" keyword?
How can I know?
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sbiehl Premium
I want to help people that are like me in my situation. My wife and I recently had our first child. When I had to leave my wife and baby to go back to work, I was devastated. Everyday I have to leave them and go to work. I don't want to do that.

I want a life where I can work from home and never have to leave and at the same time make a significant amount of money.

I want to help people who want to make a living from home so they can be with them and not let a job dictate how they live their life away from home.

How can I name this niche? Any feedback would be great!
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MaryFRM Premium
DaddyWantsToStayHome
HoneyImHomeWithYou
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sbiehl Premium
Those are great ideas! Thank you!
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MrMichael Premium
Since I'm a permanently disabled man, I want to reach out to & help others who are stuck at home but want or need a way to provide for their family.

When considering the brand I want to establish for my business, I already know that many people know me as Mr. Michael "Live" but I think I can add to that by signing everything I do online with "Success within Reach" by: Mr. Michael "Live".

Of course, I did a search for "successwithinreach dot com" and it's taken but "success-within-reach-with-mr-michael dot com" is not taken so I might build a site with that URL to promote WA as the site's main focus. I also think I'll write a book with the same title as well.

What do you think and do you have any thoughts or advice you can share with me?

Thanks,
"Success within Reach" by: Mr. Michael "Live"
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Zappades Premium
I think "mr.michaellive dot com" would be enough for a brand domain name.
Success within Reach" by: Mr. Michael "Live" would be a website name, just what I think :)
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PMorgan2 Premium
I think my brand direction or targeted audience is for " opportunity seekers". People who are looking for a different solution to their situations. For example, myself. The reason why I'm getting into Affiliate Marketing is because I know that I won't be able to continue the kind of work I am currently doing, for health reasons. Maybe that is too broad?
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MRobson1 Premium
im doing a similar thing for myself i can no longer walk as far as i used to so i looked to affiliate marketing after research, i definitly think you could be onto a good audience with this idea.

wish you every success
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Zappades Premium
It is a bit broad indeed. And it includes all the people thinking a make money quick opportunity is possible.

For me, opportunity seekers sound more like gold diggers :)
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Regina67 Premium
This is the reason I am trying Affiliate Marketing, Health.
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RPalinkas Premium
Hello,
Wow there is so much to learn! I went to work on the content of my website, which took 2 days. I figure let me refresh what I learned. Forgot which class I was at. Well I got my privacy page put in, lol. The thing I became obsess with was trying to put an Amazon affiliate link. To be continued ( 3:A.M)

Good night & Good luck,
RP
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Zappades Premium
Have a good sleep, things don't run away here :)
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Kyle Premium
Lots to learn, but you certainly do not need to know everything to be VERY successful online. In fact, just a fraction of it. I know you are going to do just great Rose and if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward let me know. :)
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RPalinkas Premium
Thank you, Kyle, for the inspiration. Means a lot coming from one of the head coaches:-)

Rose
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JMerritt1 Premium
Zappa des thanx it did install itself but you are the first to tell me it would. No worry I hand lots of interesting reading to pass the day and I learned a lot(that I have a slow computer mainly) and I halve a list of abbreviations to inquire about to boot lots of wisdom I would have missed out on.
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Zappades Premium
Nice to hear everything is right :)
I know, there's too much to learn here, I'm on it for 1.5 years and still find out more :)

All the best, Stefan :)
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beginshere Premium
MY BACK OFFICE SHOWS THAT I SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETED THE "ABOUT ME" AND THE "PRIVACY
POLICY" BUT WHEN I GO TO MY WEBSITE I DON'T
SEE THE "BLOCKS" ON TOP OF THE SITE THAT
SAY "ABOUT ME" AND "PRIVACY POLICY"

IN FACT, THE WEBSITE DOESN'T SHOW THE COMPLETE
PICTURE OF THE THEME I PICKED OUT. IT ONLY SHOWS
A NARROW PICTURE OF A COFFEE CUP. -

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?

JACK

BEGINSHERE
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, some themes by default don't show pages in the header menu.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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MRobson1 Premium
so my plan is to target new career seekers the dead end job audiences

the new career audiences i see has so much potentital in my view where most of the " i want to run my own business but i dont no how or have the funds" type of audience would be.

the same with people stuck in a rountine or dead end job with i myself suffering that in the past.

any other suggestions on how i maybe build on this or whether this is a could target would be great???
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delroy2222 Premium
That sounds good Martin. Go for it.
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JohnJStanley Premium
I downloaded the two plugins.
I did as instructed but after downloading the second one,
the EWWW plugin, a message popped up (and is still there)
asking me if I want to allow the image optimizer to track the
plugin usage. It went on to say that if I agreed, they would
credit me with 500 free image credits. -
I have no idea what they are talking about. Perhaps
another member has come across this offer and can
let me know if I should allow it.
Thanks,
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Zappades Premium
It's a way they want you to opt into their mailing list. If you accept you get emails etc :)
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JohnJStanley Premium
Thanks, so best not to join or is it harmless?
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Zappades Premium
I think it's harmless, just a bunch of more emails coming over time.
If you want to get updated and are interested you might as well sign up :)
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wealthysage Premium
I've already registered my domain (or brand name). It's "the Wealthy Sage" and, as an elderly gent, my target audience will include:
- freelance professionals and "baby boomers" approaching retirement age, and
- retired individuals seeking to supplement their retirement income and preserve their lifestyles.

There are also small business owners and entrepreneurs, with particular focus on local businesses, that I'd like to explore.

I wonder whether this combination blends well together as a workable set?
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, sounds like you a have a good handle on your direction already!
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wealthysage Premium
Most kind of you to say so Kyle, thank you :)
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JodyW143 Premium
I need guidance- I want to target single parents, and low income families. I am part of the low income and I thought it might be neat to kind of do a show and tell so to speak, of my success within WA, as I go along. I know from experience, that seeing someone from my background/lifestyle succeed can be very encouraging and motivational.
Is this doable?
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Kyle Premium
Single Parents That Succeed!

Something of that nature could be your brand, absolutely. You could cater to topics related to money and single parents, starting a business, time management, how to be productive, etc.

So by all means this is a direction that you can head!
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RPalinkas Premium
Hello,
I am going to try my best to get 300 referrals. I am so serious about Wealthy Affiliate that I am going to pay the yearly amount.
This is money that I have been saving in case of an emergency.
The man that I can't wait to move out from(one of my goals) decided to quit his job. Leaving all the responsibility on me. It's time for me to make as much money as I can.
Kyle, I just wish you can answer my question... Do I need to make another website for Wealthy Affiliate in order to get referrals?


Much Appreciated,
RP
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Kyle Premium
If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Rose!
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craigbreeze Premium
Hi all would very much love your thoughts on this niche.

As i have worked in the gold mines for almost 10 years, most of us work on a roster of 2 weeks at work and 1 week off, some do 4 weeks on and 1-2 weeks off. This is a massive amount of time to be away from family, and i can assure you that everyone of us wants to find a better way to make an income, so my thoughts were to target Affiliate Marketing but bring that down to focus on people who work away from their family's.

To teach them a better way to earn a good income and leave the mines behind as a distant memory, your thoughts would be most welcomed

Thank you

Craig
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Ciscokidd Premium
Craig,
That's an awesome plan. I wish you lots of success, both for your family and the families you will help by bringing them to WA. Keep it up!
Paul
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EmmaDonovan Premium
Craig, I think that's a GREAT niche! I have friends and family members in the forces who move all over the world and struggle to get jobs in foreign countries and things like that so i think it will appeal to so many people! Good Luck!
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HavenJames Premium
I need some Help defining and refining my niche. The idea is helping people who want to earn city level income from more rural areas.

Not sure if I should be targeting people who want to get out of the city, but don’t want to reduce their earning potential or people in rural areas who desire a city level income.
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Kyle Premium
Building a business from rural areas. That could be a direction that you head and you could help people learn about the online world and the opportunity there. Definitely a direction that you could head.
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HavenJames Premium
I like the building a business from rural areas idea. I have also thought of targeting people who want to live a homesteading, self-reliant, lifestyle but also want as treat of income.

This is me, in essence. I love the idea of being self-reliant at home Growing my own food and the like, but I also want to have the money to go to Greece in the summer and go to Scotland to play golf.

My values speak to self-reliance, but I don't want to be a hermit in the hills.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that sounds like the natural direction you can head. A Resourceful Income. Something of that nature would be a cool brand and give you the flexibility to head in many different directions.
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JohnJStanley Premium
HELP REFINING NICHE PLEASE:
here are my draft thoughts, any suggestions @Kyle?:
I want to help "office workers who want to escape / Someone who wants to quit their job / who wants to find a better way" with options for work from laptop (make money online, affiliate marketing and blogging)
Q1 is this too broad?
Q2 Any suggestions on narrowing this, where there might be less competition?
Thank you
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delroy2222 Premium
Sounds good John.
I would wait for other answers from fellow WA members before moving forward though.
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Kyle Premium
Escape the 9 to 5. Escape the office. Something like that for the direction of your niche/brand could definitely work here. :)
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taylormade23 Premium
sounds like bootcamp is for you sir. start referring people and they will soon be able to work online as well.
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ccarter83 Premium
My goal is to become more financially stable to spend more time with my son, have a travel and adventure lifestyle and to work from anywhere. I’d like other like minded people to be my target audience. Is it too broad? Just about everyone I know wants the same. Does this need refining? Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
If your goal is to start a website about teaching other how to earn money online, then it makes sense to target people like yourself. You could make your site for busy moms, or entrepreneur moms, traveling moms, or another "brand" you feel represents you.
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Zappades Premium
It is about what I target, working from everywhere you like. It's not easy, a lot of competition but with enough engagement, I will make it :)
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EnockNsubuga Premium
Hey Crissy, that sounds like a strong WHY, your son and financial freedom. That will get you going strong. About your niche, you might want to break it down, because as it is right now, it's not clear who exactly you want to help...
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keishalina9 Premium
... hi-- help, please. . . been dilly-dallying for days on end about 'niche' 'target audience' direction.... so much to focus / to choose for a website. .. Q. is it best to have a consistent domain name to match the 'niche' etc. or in other words, the same domain name to the service or product being marketed ?
.... probably over-thinking this step -- as i've learned that a 'brand name' is a big deal .... guess that's why i'm taking time with this...fuzziness has set in... any insightful clarity would be much appreciated at this time . . thanks kindly for listening. . .
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Kyle Premium
Your domain name should reflect the niche, but it doesn't have to include a keyword within it. It can be purely brandable.

MarketingWithKyle.com

That could be my domain, and it would give me the flexibility to go within MANY directions within the make money, internet marketing, affiliate marketing space.
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keishalina9 Premium
Super thanks! ... very helpful -- much appreciated... all the very best... :)
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deeanne59 Premium
I need to ask a question about something that is bugging me Kyle. So far in the affiliate bootcamp, and the certification lessons...I have followed through and completely understand the concept of placing affiliate links. My problem though is that you do not cover the new FTC rules about affiliate links. Several of my merchants want me to put a disclaimer at the top of every page where I have affiliate links. I have made an image of my disclaimer for my regular affiliate blog, and am getting ready to create one for my affiliate marketing blog. My question is.. these "in your face" "I'm getting paid if you buy something" statements, are they hurting conversions and post stickiness? I am afraid it will chase visitors away from my sites quickly.
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Kyle Premium
Those SEC rules are actually not new, any time that you are promoting a product or service through an affiliate program, it should be apparent to the end-user. So yes, a statement like this.

It doesn't need to be on every page, but it should be on the pages in which you were directly sending people to a website in which you were getting paid to do so.
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deeanne59 Premium
Ok, thank you Kyle.
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ShaneSim Premium
Right now, I have three brands I'd like to focus on: disabled workers (people who can't/have difficulty leaving their homes but can work from their computer), travelers and vacationers (work from anywhere), and retired/soon to be retired people. Is it best to build a separate site for each brand?
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Kyle Premium
Oldies are viable directions that you can head with your website, I would recommend you choose the one that resonates with you the most Shane. ;)
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JoanCB Premium
I was just wondering what the benefit is of either a page or a post. I thought that posts just ended up on the side menu, but now I see that they can actually be in the top menu, as well.

So when is it best to create a post, and when is it best to create a page?
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Joan, I think it is a matter of personal use. What I do is, if I have a page that articles hang off of I make that one a page. For example, one of my sites is a fantasy and science fiction website. I have a number of introductory pages. One of these is 'Genera of Fantasy'. In there I give an overview of fantasy. Then I do a child page for each type of fantasy. Then I do my other articles as posts and link them to the relevant child page.

See you can have a whole web in what every way you want it.
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JoanCB Premium
Okay, I think I understand:) Maybe you can send me a link to your website so that I can get a better picture of what you're saying :)

Thanks, Helen!
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Zappades Premium
If you have a blogroll in the top menu, every new post will add there, pages not.
Pages can be full screen without side banner posts can't.
I use pages for homepage, privacy, disclosure, about, and some price lists :)
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JoanCB Premium
What exactly is a blogroll? Is every post that's in the top menu considered a blogroll?
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Zappades Premium
If you don't change anything in your menu, you land on your blogroll if you enter your website URL.
I have a static homepage and a menu title "Blog" In the top menu you have things like "Home" "Blog" "Let's get started", "Reviews" or "about" Some are pages: Home + About. The Blog is just blog and there every new post you publish gets added automatically.
Reviews for example or let's get s.. you add relevant posts in a drop down of these menu items.
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MozMary Premium
posts go to a blog roll and you can choose to have that as the front page of your website, that way people scroll down and see all your posts

pages are usually important evergreen information, posts are what the training says to do as your regular content that you'll be adding every week...

experiment on a free site, use the search bar for extra examples
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JoanCB Premium
Thanks!
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FirstMove Premium
Hi I have a question regarding the about me post.
I have followed the instructions created the post and published it and it appears as content but when I click read more the site goes to a black page with no writing but has the home button etc above

thanks in advance for any help
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JessicaL86 Premium
Hmm... Interesting. I'd have to see it to know what's going on. Can you PM me your link that you are having problems with?
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FirstMove Premium
Hi Jessica thanks for answering so quickly
sorry to say I do not know how to send you the link
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JessicaL86 Premium
No worries. So, if you click on my face, it will take you to my profile. Look for where it says to private message. Once you are in the message, you copy and past (which is ctrl c to copy your link where you are having problems and then ctrl v to paste it and send it to me). The link you want to send me will be where you are seeing read more. Just click in the browser and make sure the link is highlighted before you copy and then come over to paste it to me.

Does that make sense?
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Lara8 Premium
I think I am looking into targeting people who tried to get a career going after college and got lost in the shuffle, settling on lower paying jobs and got stuck at the bottom of the ladder. Lol, that's what happened to me. I got a degree, tried to find jobs, and lacked the experience or extra factor they were looking for, kept getting overlooked and decided to settle for the lower paying jobs just to make ends meet.

I thought there might be a better way to start a business for myself, so I'm sure others might have that idea too. Not sure what my keyword target would be because I can't put the whole paragraph down lol. I guess "lower paying jobs" or "after college rut" or something... I'll play with it...

I also thought about the "honest business opportunity, not a scam" type of targeting, too. But I think that's most people being skeptical and broader than the first one I described.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a HUGE audience and one you can target. And we have lots of folks here that fit into this category and WA can certainly help people out in this area.

Most are skeptical though, so that is a small bridge that you have to get people to cross because to be frank there are a lot of scams out there that are taking advantage of people.

That is something that you can help folks with on your website, help them avoid the schemes/scams, find the programs/services that benefit them, and talk about the many topics/questions that this audience has.
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JessicaL86 Premium
Great target audience! =D
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JMerritt1 Premium
I have a question. At this time I have a domain at Facebook called Blue Car productions Little Blue car productions. I was using this name as a handle when I was promoting dancers a fiew years ago. Facebook took interest and gave me a domain to attach the name to. So I count myself fortunate on that count.
I will use this domain to launch my pitch for WA but heres the problem. I don't know how to drag and drop items from one web site to another . Like I said I am computer illiterate and need some help. that is if I am not beyond help. Can I build this site here and relocate it to my Facebook account? How do I go about this?
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JessicaL86 Premium
Hi there. Great question, but you can’t build a website on facebook. You can have a page or a profile but not a website. You can use your page or profile on facebook to promote your website once you build one here through Wealthy Affillate.
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MozMary Premium
well this platform is designed for beginners, they've taken most of the tech load off

you could go to site domains in SiteManager, click the Websites button there on the left to get in - and check to see if your domain name is available in a .com

you wouldn't want to drag and drop items from one site to another, if you have a site, you want to set yourself up for content and traffic, you can link your fb and site and send people each way

you can also start on a free site and get the hang of things so you know what to do with a bit of training
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I'm thinking that I want to attract people to my website who are like me, hard honest worker, not somebody who even thinks of taking advantage of another person online or in real life. I hate scams!!! I've been a part of too many of them. I'm an academic person as well as a lover of sports. Does this sound like a good start as far as starting to form a target market and a market niche?
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mackiejw Premium
Walter,

I see you are doing the bootcamp, which is more geared for promoting Wealthy Affiliate, but it is not a requirement . You can easily pick a niche around a specific sport if you wish.

Get back with me after Lesson 6 and let us talk then which way you want to go.

John
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MozMary Premium
this training certainly will suit you, it's always about giving value to people without taking advantage or fleecing them

you could certainly jump into the training with that niche in mind and with the free sites you can change up or down as you get a feel for your direction. It's about choosing a niche that interests you and you'll soon find out when you start to write content and research

there are two courses here and any niche is possible, Bootcamp will focus on selling affiliate programs like this platform i.e. WA, and the other course Online Entrepreneur will focus on all other types of niches
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Do you want me to go through Lesson 6 without making the website? Or do you want me to make a website without knowing what my target market is?
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mackiejw Premium
That's the beauty of WA and the FREE sites. .. go ahead and build the site. If need be, you always can start over once you are sure about the niche. The 'ABOUT and Privacy Policy ' Pages can easily be copied, so no harm done.

John
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Thanks John! I see what you're driving at. Is it possible to target two niches in one website? I was thinking to target persons with disabilities who can not get a regular job because of their disability and a second niche would be any online marketer who has been scammed by "business opportunities" that were for all practical purposes impossible to succeed at.
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Hi Mary! Thanks for chiming in. Please excuse me, but what do you mean by "fleecing them"? I agree with you that the training here will suit me very well. In my mind I'm a bit confused by the difference between a niche and a target market. Is there a difference? I don't think so, but I could be wrong!!! I love to write, but as far as doing research is concerned, I feel really lost!!! I have never done this kind of research before. I am worried about coming up with enough content to keep writing about each day!!!
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mackiejw Premium
No, can't be 2 niches on one site.

John
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MozMary Premium
lol 'fleecing them' is one of those terms we don't think too much about, you know fleecing sheep takes all their wool and leaves them with nothing, they are left bare, so in terms of fleecing customers means taking all their money - usually in the context of marketing 'unnecessarily overpriced',

yes, niche = segment of a market = targeted audience

it's just about communicating, everyone does it their own way, when you know your product you'll be able to talk endlessly about it, see how he tells you to look at the questions people ask, you'll be helping them with their questions so they can make informed decisions, and it's something we all do naturally with all our daily stuff :)
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kisumu Premium
Thanks a lot for the ideas Kyle, it did help to refine my ideas. I am thinking about opening WA to Hungarians, and to make it available and known for the ones who speak at least intermediate level English. Do you think it is possible for these people? Also, am I allowed to translate or make subscription for the videos? Or is there any already available?
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MozMary Premium
there is a transcription of level 1 underway but bear in mind it is copyright material belonging to Kyle's training, translations while possible should probably stay on the platform in tutorial form just like the original transcripts in my opinion, but let's see what Kyle has to say. Also WA is already open to global audiences with intermediate English, they will find the platform via posts and searches on google
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kisumu Premium
Thanks a lot! I agree, there must be copyright, and I would never want to take it out from the WA platform, just looking for a way to make it more understandable for people coming from my country with miserable salaries but ready to work and study and already in WA. I didn't know that there is English transcription and intermediate level, thanks for the info :)
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MozMary Premium
it should come up in the search bar
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SunnySoul Premium
Honestly my biggest goal is to experience true freedom, financially of course, but also physically able to get up and move any where in the world. Do anything i can dream whenever i can dream it. Put aside the fear of failure and take a giant leap to change my life for the better. Thank you wealthy affiliate and lyle for inspiring me to do everything i can to see my goal though
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Kyle Premium
Don't fear something new, rather fear the idea of inaction and the fact that you won't change your situation without constantly learning new things, taking chances, and of course working hard.

We are going to get you moving in the right direction here at WA Amanda and I really do look forward to working with you!
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cartersr Premium
Brand direction.. While most are focused on the income side of the equation to bolster the bottom line in their personal economies. I want to focus on the solutions side! They are essentially the same and result in the same but many people are confused with starting a business or creating income. Walking them down the back road of solving a problem can bring them to the table from a different perspective.

"Pay your mortgage off in record time and reduce the interest paid"
"Unlimited vacation funds for life"
"Pay off your high student loans"
"Fund your child's interest in a sport"
"A Single parents answer to winning the money game"

I believe an entire platform can be setup around many solution oriented niche markets to drive interest and referrals.
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