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 "Airplane" 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,
  • My Stats. This is where you can go to get detailed information about stats and all commissions/transactions.
  • 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 Affiliate Bootcamp button within the menu:.


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 2017?

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 2018!

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 2017, Epic. Vegas 2018 Will Be Next Level

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 Walkthrough

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 2018!


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IloLi Premium
I think I want to help/teach people to make websites and blogs and get money with that, but my question is ...is it okey that I write in two languages on my website or would it be better to do two different sites?

I write in estonian, but there are only 1 million estonians from baby to grandparents and so I think I want bigger audience so I write in english as well.
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Moving forward is a challenge when everyone tells you it will never work... As a over achiever, this is what drives me!
Good luck to you all moving forward ;)
My past taking me to court every 6 months for more money keeps my subscription at the starter membership for the time being.
I'll keep my chin up and keep pressing forward, we all have those things that drive us back but in the end that is what makes us great!
"Never let anything hold you back from your dreams"
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CCRider77 Premium
you will succeed at this I have faith in you. Success is the best revenge!
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Kyle: Wow, you are a walking encyclopedia of IM knowledge. I'm glad I started from scratch because every video shows me things that I didn't know.

I have 2 questions re SEO:
1. Does home title and home description have to be changed for each blog that I write?
2. When I do a search on Google for my key word phrase, How To Make Money Internet Marketing, it shows About 23,700,000 results (0.59 seconds) below my typed in search inquiry. What exactly does 23,700,000 represent?
I thought it was the number of people searching for the keyword phrase I type in but I don't know.
Thank you. David
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help you out here David.

1. Does home title and home description have to be changed for each blog that I write?

No, you only havre to update this the first time (when you first set it up). The home title will automatically be pulled from your post/page title and your description will be pulled from your first block of content (and then sometimes Google will decide on what it feels to be the most relevant).

I only set this up the first time when I am setting up the plugin, not on an individual page/post basis.

2. When I do a search on Google for my key word phrase, How To Make Money Internet Marketing, it shows About 23,700,000 results (0.59 seconds) below my typed in search inquiry. What exactly does 23,700,000 represent?

The total pages in the world, with any one of those terms in it. That is not your true competition, the keyword tool here or Jaaxy will give you your exact competition, which is the number of pages with that exact term on it.
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TommyA1 Premium
How are you Kyle, hope all is good. just went over
seo how to plug them in and what they do, I think either this is begining to sink in or maybe just got smarter, but your presenation is like always, when you get done we understand. Thank You, Your Friend Tommy Aragon.
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Kyle Premium
Good to hear you are getting the hang of things!
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CindyWill Premium
Referral goal for 2017 is at least ONE! If I get more then...bonus! As I am a newbie, more time is currently spent on building my own sites and brand, but into 2018, I am optimistic that I will be able to spend more time on WA referrals and hopefully make it to Vegas :)
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Kyle Premium
Well I can assure you if you work at this you will make many more than ONE. One will be the starting point, but you can absolutely achieve Vegas and far beyond if you set your mind to it!
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iAmDavid Premium
Something I've always struggled with is choosing a niche :/ I just can't seem to ever find one that interests me long enough to want to stick with it.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm just not meant to earn a living online. I've been trying for over 10 years now with minimal successes.

Am I destined for a life of misery getting up at 4am, working in a construction job that I hate for 12-14 hours a day?
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SCharboneau Premium
Maybe you are just not a writer. Could you do a video or a slideshow? Pixabay.com for free photos. Videos could be posted on You Tube.
Here is an idea. Photo blog on carpentry, maybe some DIY projects added one at a time, like a blog. But instead of a lot of words, use photos, drawings, etc.
On one page you could include a link to WA, just basically saying that this is a legitimate online business that your reader could use to get out of rat race . . .
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iAmDavid Premium
Thanks for the advice :)

I will certainly give videos and photos a try.
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NemiraB Premium
Few months ago one member warned about Pixabay free pictures, that they can go after you. It is something with their terms of service. You know small print which lasts one mile. He recommends stockunlimited.com where you can get thousands of pictures for the minimal payment. It is better to be careful , not sorry after your website established and brings income.
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SCharboneau Premium
Oh, thank you. Good to know.
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btshadeed Premium
I'm trying to get out of construction as well....hope it doesn't take ten years
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hsgoad Premium
I agree with @SCharboneau the DIY niche is a great place for you to become the Subject Matter Expert. Use photos and/or videos on how to.... and how to...... Think about the most common home repairs or construction site problems that could be solved if they only did....... Two of my sons are into plumbing and home repair - been after them for years to get into this to promote their businesses. It does take time; but, if you don't see yourself moving forward - why not try it?
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PaulNuttall Premium
I love the bite size tutorials! There is never any overloading of information and it is working through in a systematic process. This is my first ever website, I have wanted to build one for years but always got lost with other systems and programs and didn't end up making them!

Thank you for creating such a user friendly system
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hsgoad Premium
You'll find WA a great program to help build your websites. Have used other systems before and it has not been easy. WA gets you going.
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PaulNuttall Premium
Yes WA really does get you going! I keep wanting to rush ahead but I compose myself and keep working through the steps and it always makes me realise why i shouldn't rush forward
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Alysanna Premium
Is health and wealth a broad niche? I actually already have a website, stayhealthygetwealthy.com. It's barely 6 weeks old, but had it temporarily suspended because I got really busy with my full time job. I'm now planning to transfer my domain here but need to complete the 60-day waiting period.

Appreciate your thoughts on this.
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skyhigh49 Premium
Hi Alysanna,
I find your question very interesting. In business, you want to be unique. You want to highlight the thing(s) that makes what you have to offer different from others. If you do not have uniqueness, you compete against price and convenience. If you have uniqueness, then you can stand out among everyone else. So focus on your uniqueness. This is something that I've learned from a very good sales person. Hope that helps.
Btw, I'm following you here at WA and wishing you great success.
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hsgoad Premium
It can be a broad niche - it depends - what is your unique approach that sets you apart from the pack?
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Alysanna Premium
Hello James. Thanks for your insight, it's much appreciated.
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Alysanna Premium
Yeah, that's what I thought. Anyway, thanks.
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AmMovingOn Premium
I have seen some folks involved in the two niches. But most of them have more than one author. If you can create content, you are good to go.

Have a great week ahead.
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I want to attract people like me, 30's, working a dead end job instead of a career, struggling from paycheck to paycheck, feeling as though their life is not what they wanted it to be but are striving to improve the quality of it. But I need some ideas, ANYBODY?
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littlemama Premium
Exactly, you are your own audience, so you will share your experience and target people of the same. I'm unsure what ideas you need but just follow the lessons here and you will get a clearer picture on what you need to do.
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I need some ideas for keywords for this audience and ideas for the name of my website
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littlemama Premium
workathomeforextrapaycheck.com
extrapaychecknow.com
stopthestruggle.com
stopthestrugglenow.com
betterwaytoearningapaycheck.com

Not sure if these are available... for keywords, you need to follow the lessons here to learn what to use.
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happyalpaca Premium
If you are having a difficult time finding a niche go back and to the training on how to find your niche and really pay attention to what is suggested to fine tune what you are offering. You are like many people your age who are looking for a better way. WA will give you the tools to do the job.
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skyhigh49 Premium
Hi StarlaJ,
I like to use videos that project what the future of remaining an employee looks like versus what owning your own affiliate marketing business via the WA opportunity can look like. The Bootcamp training video does an excellent job of helping people to see what the possibilities can be. You can have people sign up for the free acct, direct them to the Affiliate Bootcamp training for the information. Create business cards and copy and paste your personal link (bit.ly your link) to your business cards. Then as you talk to people, just give them your card and keep in touch.
It always helps to have people to see what the future of the current path they are on looks like.
https://youtu.be/-7TK2qB43qY
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DougMandrell Premium
Do you know someone who can perform the initial SEO for my site? I don't want to pick keywords. I want them to do it and tell me what they are. Something I can rank for. The SEO work I am looking for will make sure all is working, not just keywords but other areas.

I would like to concentrate my efforts putting up products and writing articles.
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Kyle, I have been with WA since 12/16 and today I realized that I have not worked on the programs in Affiliate Bootcamp. I got distracted by "shiny baubles" and tried two other programs this year. Both were junk.
I do have an affiliate website dedicated to WA enrollment because WA is the only program I have ever been involved with that I can be proud to represent and know that it is a sterling operation.
I actually have 4 people signed up from my website. I think what I might be able to do when I actually learn how you guys do it.
With my website, How To Make Money Internet Marketing, I plan to sign up 1 person per day. When I reach 1 person per day, I will increase my activity to sign up 5 people per day.
Thank you for the introduction to Affiliate Bootcamp. I can't believe I didn't grasp the importance of this training 6 months ago. My bad. Cordially, David
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Karentrcy84 Premium
Any suggestions for a catchy phrase to attract retirees to WA I was thinking along the lines of--to much time on your hands? I have a solution to help fill the empty hours. Any comments?
Watching TV doesn't make you money!
Need interaction with adults? There is plenty at WA
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Vstewart87 Premium
Using the active community may be the key. Retirees need interaction to keep mental health. Keeping the mind focused has shown beneficial in dimensia prevention as well.
Or you could make it into a teaching/learning experience for them. Entice them to share their knowledge while learning new techiques to apply their skills to.
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Karentrcy84 Premium
Thank you, I appreciate your idea. I will try and do that
I live in an area where all the "snowbirds" from the North come to visit and spend the winter--A good share of them are very active, but some have infirmaries that prevent them from doing some of the things they would like to do--and the biggest problem, and mine as well--is the lack of funds to do the things they would like to do. I like your idea, also because several of them aren't efficient on the computer, even though they own one.
thank you for your imput
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leebray Premium
i like because you are engaging with the target audience
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Karen
A catchy phrase to attract retirees (I'm 70 years and still building an IM business) who need to supplement their SS payments and pension (if they still have one) might also be the target rich keyword for a domain name. Then you kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
One search phrase I tried was "how to make extra money from home" and showed 228,000,000 results. Obviously a huge market. Maybe you could search using Go Daddy,s bulk search for a variation of "how to make extra money from home" like 'How to Supplement My Income" or "how to make extra income for seniors".
As you can see, there are a lot of variations. The trick is to find a phrase that yields a lot of results in Google/Bing/Yahoo and is available as a domain name. I wrote a blog about this that might be of interest to you: https://howtomakemoneyinternetmarketing.com/learn-how-to-create-a-key-word-rich-domain-name
If the link doesn't connect, just visit my website How To Make Money Internet Marketing and look up the blog. Hope this information is useful to you. Cordially, Davud
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PaulNuttall Premium
Im thinking I want my niche to be helping people escape austerity! So many people are struggling around the world due to their governments not providing for the masses! I want to help people create a legitimate online business so they can escape austerity on their own terms and not rely on anyone else
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SCharboneau Premium
I would like to appeal to people close to retirement who may be worried about surviving on only what they have set up. In other words, those people in their late 50's and early 60's who realize that they may not be able to live in retirement as comfortably as they would like.
Not sure exactly how to define this in a nutshell.
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Beckywahm Premium
That's a good one. My husband is almost 50 and our journey has been tough as far as saving for retirement. This is a great idea!
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PasekaK Premium
I believe in the power of the Wealthy Affiliate Program. So the brand direction of my website is to help many people in my age group demographic. These are retireries who need to supplement their shrinking retirement benefits. It seems with the inflation shrinkng the value of the dollar for people who are no longer at work, WA creates endless opportunities to starve off financial stress and want.
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Beckywahm Premium
I like to write about the effects of inflation on our budget as well as the lack of raises employers are offering in our area. We're not at retirement, but the effects are pretty significant on our budget. WA sounds appealing for people in these situations.
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Lisag1 Premium
Love this ideal. Thère are some many ways to go with your niche!
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PasekaK Premium
Thanks for sharing. I'd encourage you to write this topic as it is clearly a problem that people haven't focused on. many don't think about how dramatically the retirement landscape has changed over these past 20years. Employers doing away or freezing pensions due to market volatility. You can help and educate a lot of people including myself.
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Thanks for sharing! I'm also a homeschool mom and an accountant and I can identify myself with this theme!!
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PasekaK Premium
Agreed. Thanks.
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PasekaK Premium
I may need your assistance along the way.
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meshelle40 Premium
Ok Niche? I am going to do the WA affiliate program.
I understand there is a lot of ways and directions this can go in for the website and brand etc.... I really love and have a passion for helping others in need to succeed and be able to earn the money they need and want. I am trying to figure out how to put this into brand? any ideas???
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WJohnC Premium
This looks like a very good angle - you are there to HELP and ASSIST. The brand should therefore reflect this in a snappy way - something like "I am here to help you earn the income you deserve" or something like it.
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meshelle40 Premium
Thanks for the input... very much appreciated
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michelemarie Premium
Yes, yes, yes do I need direction!!!
I need a hip title too .
To promote WA I would like to target people in a similar position to me retiring age, low salary, hate my job, need more money
Mmmm have I just found a niche
Please help. I need a jazzy title!!
Michelemarie
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Kyle Premium
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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WJohnC Premium
How about: "Wage Slave No More - Find your Freedom Here"!
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RogerHumbke Premium
Going through Bootcamp for the second time and it all makes much more sense to me after 1 1/2 years in the trenches. It also takes a lot less time to complete the tasks. The first time I would skip tasks after spending a day or two on a lesson. This time I am doing them all on 3 sites.
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear it is all starting to sink in and yeah, skipping the tasks is not a good idea. It is important that you take action on what you learn and not just read. The "action" is what is going to lead to results.
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kanjanwri Premium
I just signed up with WA less than 10 days ago. Lesson 9 asks me to write a thorough review of WA and post it to my website. Although my experience thus far has been positive, I am no authority on this site. How am I goiing to write a thorough review of a site where I have only gone through 9 steps in the affiliate bootcamp? Will someone please advise?

Thank you.
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jed2017 Premium
I know---I'm in the same boat. I think you just have to fake it until you make it--or skip the thorough review if you can't bring yourself to stand behind something you're not sure of (yet). You might also try writing a review of other reviews.

"According to James Smith, WA was able to help him achieve his goals of making his first online sales and he was able to quit his job within the first year." That sort of thing....
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JadaP Premium
Yeah I am in the same boat too. I'm just faking it a little bit as well. As I am doing my review, I am also looking at this platform a bit more to get a better understanding of everything. My plan is to somehow get peoples success stories on my website/review too.

Also if you look at different peoples blogs, a lot of them go into great detail about how to use and do certain things which helps me to understand how things work a little better. So basically my approach for this is to learn more so I can write more. Then it doesn't feel so much like you're faking it because you actually know what you are talking about and are able to back it up with facts. I hope this helps you a little bit.
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Kyle Premium
A review will evolve. It can be trimmed back now, and as you gain experience with the platform here, you can update your review.

You are "showcasing" what WA is to your prospective audience, you are not selling success. Just remember that.

So create a base review and then as you move through the training, you can update this.
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LouisaB Premium
My ultimate goal is to learn the system. Start building up my refferals and earn some cash, Hopefully, enough to pay for the 2019 trip Las vagas Conference.

I still have more to learn and to apply, So I will continue to take in the knowledge, and most definite it is a goal in the making..
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Kyle Premium
We would love to have you there next year!
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RichBrennan Premium
Hi Kyle
I've created my Menu, but for some reason the page/post titles are all on the left hand side underneath each other rather than side by side along the top.
Is there something I've done wrong or is it purely down to the theme I've selected?
Here's the website, if you can take a look and advize me I'd much appreciate it - thanks.
http://www.learn-to-earn-online.com
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Kyle Premium
Your menu looks fine to me Rich. If you are on a mobile device, the menus will be "responsive" (mobile ready), could that be why here.

The menus definitely looked fine on my end though.
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RichBrennan Premium
It's all sorted now, Kyle - thanks. Site Support took a look at it for me. :-)
Rich
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RichBrennan Premium
Just a quick question, Kyle.
Since activating my EWWW Image Optimizer plug-in, I've got the following message:
"Allow EWWW Image Optimizer to track plugin usage? Opt-in to tracking to receive up to 500 free image credits. No sensitive data is tracked."
Do I need to opt in to this to make the plug in work, or is it simply an invitation to upgrade like with the All In One SEO plug-in?
Cheers
Rich
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I wondered the same thing as to what this means and if we are to accept it !
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RichBrennan Premium
I haven't accepted it, I'm just waiting for Kyle to get back to me :-)
Rich
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Kyle Premium
You can if you like, I don't bother with this though as I would rather not allow a plugin to track my website activities.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks, Kyle :-)
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WLG Premium
Greeting family my goals is to promote Wealthy Affiliate and have it to become as Successful as my Mail-Order Business which I've done 31 years.

To God, I Give the Glory because without him and His Blessing me I would not be here and neither would Anyone else.

I Pray that Our LORD Continue to Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn Each and Every One of You.

To God We Give the Glory;
Always Praise His Holy Name;
Your Brother in Christ;
Respectfully;
William
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here William, I know you are going to love the platform and community here at WA. We truly are one big family!
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Yes you can
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WLG Premium
Thanks, Kyle, have a Safe & Blessed WeekEnd-William
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dwhirl Premium
Kyle,
I was working through the boot camp training prior to the update. I created pages and posts inside of my wordpress back office instead of Site Content, I didn't even know that was there for me. Anyway would it make sense to start over and put what I wrote into site content for the grammar checking etc? I really like the Updated training it makes more sense to me.
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RichBrennan Premium
Kyle
Just wondering whether I'm going to need to change my site which I created a couple of months back when I was going through the previous version of the Bootcamp.
I'd created an About Me page, as previously instructed - do I now need to change this to a post as per this training?
I'd also previously created my Privacy Policy page - do I need to re-create this page so I can mark it for no following and no indexing for the duplicate content checking?
I don't want to risk 'breaking' my website but I want to keep it up to date with the technology.
Can you please advize me on the best course of action for my existing About Me and Privacy Policy pages?
Many thanks
Rich
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Kyle Premium
You can update this, they are the same thing though. I wouldn't be worried, the Privacy Policy hasn't changed and your About Me page is about yourself Rich. By all means you can update and improve this page if you want.

Either way though, I think you will be completely fine here.
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RichBrennan Premium
Hi Kyle
Many thanks. What I was concerned about was do I need to change my About Me page to a post, as per the new training?
I know I can create a new post, copy and paste the text into it from the page and then delete the page, but then I'll lose all the comments I've got.
Is there a plug in I can use to convert a page to a post without losing my comments?
Cheers
Rich
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BLecount Premium
Here's my frustration, I hope someone can help clarify.

On the one hand, Kyle says no one wants to read long posts, on the other hand he, and several people here, say that posts should be a minimum of 1500 words. Do they realize that's six typed pages? I don't want to read that much on anyone's website, and with as many pages and reviews as he's suggesting, that's the equivalent of writing a novel. Can anyone please explain the disparity?
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RKiuttu Premium
Longer posts get ranked better on Google in general.

My guideline is minimum 1,000 words but I think that the longer the better.

And yes, some people really read it all through. It also targets more keywords and attracts more traffic.

Even 3,000 word or 10,000 word article is fine.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hi Brian,

There are a lot of ways that you can approach this and be successful at it. Personally, I agree with Kyle. I shoot for 750 to 1,000 words per post. I almost never write 1,500. I think that is just too much but that really depends on what you are writing.
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Sophya Premium
Hi! I would like to know your opinion about my WA review. I didn't write it as a post but as a page because I want to add a lot of posts and I think that it will make my review less visible. Let me know yor comments and suggestions please :)

I want to make it to be the best possible.

http://generateyourincome.com/tools/wealthy-affiliate
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Vstewart87 Premium
Great structure, Sophya!. There are quite a bit of grammar errors that may confuse readers, but there is an easy fix with the Grammarly app. I use Grammarly for my college courses so the tools are pre-embedded into most of my typing tasks. Other than the grammar and stylistics, you have done very well in my opinion! Keep up the great work!
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PLongva Premium
Great reading, I would, however, reiterate what Vstewart67 suggests and download the Grammarly app.
My worst subject at school was English literature, however, with the Grammarly app I have no problems with spelling, punctuation or structure. [6 mistakes before posting].

You've also given me a lot of ideas on how to structure a page to promote WA. Many thanks.
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Kyle Premium
I think you have done an incredible job here, nice work!. Outside of a few grammar errors, I would make sure that people can comment on this. You can do this by making this a post, instead of a page.

Comments are important as they allow for engagement, people can leave their own reviews/feedback, and they can also ask questions prior to joining WA.
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JadaP Premium
So I originally created a Getting Started page before the update for Affiliate Bootcamp 2.0 phase 1. After backtracking and going through the previous courses again after the update occured, I noticed that the Getting Started page was no longer apart of the building your website training portion. Now, I am getting ready to write my WA review but I'm starting to question if I even need the getting started page in the first place. Can anyone help me?
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Matt-Woodman Premium
Hi Jada. I am new to WA as well and certainly not an expert. Personally, I don't think that the getting started page is essential. As long as you have your "about me"', "contacts", " privacy policy (somewhere) " you can go for other options like " working from home", "online ways to make money", "avoiding scams" or " building a website" etc. It is your website and as long as you have good content, you can do whatever you like.
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JadaP Premium
Thank you! You have been very helpful. I'll probably get rid of my getting started page since so much of what I have in there is kind of being repeated in the review. I sincerely appreciate your help.
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LogIc1989 Premium
Im focusing on helping chinese student to better their English. The site could be used for other languages too but it will be marketed to the chinese in particular. Should I make it ony in English or should I have some chinese "help" sections to assist in navigating the site?
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Vstewart87 Premium
If there is a plug-in available for translations that could be helpful. Then they would identify their language symbol on part of your page. As soon as they click it, the whole page could maybe translate for them? I'm still a noob, so I'm not sure of what plugins are available yet.
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LogIc1989 Premium
Thanks, Thats a great idea and I will look into how that could work with my site. Thanks again...
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cwelliver Premium
I have a series of posts that were written over the course of a few days and I have them in a post category the problem is that part three is on top part two in the middle and part one all the way at the bottom is there a way to re-order them I have done that in the menu but it still shows up the same way? Please Help.
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Ldjohnson22 Premium
I would write a quick message to the support team to correct that for you.They can fix if.
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CharlesSport Premium
My aim is to target people that want to be wealthy. And when i say wealth its not necessarily means that you have millions or billions of money. Its a sage that says Health is Wealth . Anyone can be wealthy in different Area without having a degree or phd holder. with skills and training combine with your talent success can be achieved. Thats why i choose my theme to be http://wealthprofession.com. Read my content and let me know what you think.
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Angelica2017 Premium
A sage as in the herb? I do agree wealth is not accumulated by a school education. So which areas of wealth are you focusing on for your site? The website link didn't work.
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WJohnC Premium
I'd love to help, but the link won't connect - are you sure it is ok?
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WJohnC Premium
Sorry, I meant CharlesSport :)
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BeyersT Premium
My Brand is Start your own online business free I think a lot of people can benefit from a free business. WA offers a free start to people out there. What do you think? How can I target a lot of people who want to start a business free and make money with it. Cause I believe there are so many who wants extra money online in the comfort of their own home. Any ideas or direction will be welcome I really want to help people. I want to target old people who can't work anymore to earn a living online. Students and people who have a work but who want to get free from working for a boss.
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Star4U Premium
Am still new at this so my answer may not be the best. So far what I am learning is. Look up the words that you are using for your brand. Are they relevant? If you have signed up for Jaaxy.com that is an excellent tool to look up keywords you want to use for your website. Also Kyles Affiliate Bootcamp lesson Course 1 Lesson 1-4 will guide you step by step on how to figure out if your Brand is marketable. Wish you best of luck!
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JohnFraser Premium
The direction I would like to focus on would center on earning additional income as a retiree. Would this be a too narrow focus for branding? Is it even considered to be a "yay" or a "nay"? Any suggestions as a concise refined title to provide direction would certainly be appreciated. I thought something like "Supplement Your Retirement Income From Anywhere"
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ThomasPaul Premium
I think that is a good direction. A lot of countries have aging populations, so there is bound to be a lot of people that you can reach that are having the same goal of earning additional income as a retiree.
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llj-tucson Premium
Hi, John. I think your niche is fine. It's the niche I've chosen as well and I'm a member of the target audience. There are a lot of us :)

If you're thinking of "supplement your retirement Income from anywhere" as a domain name, it seems a little long.
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PLongva Premium
I personally am heading towards retirement age and do not want to be working a job [just over broke] after 65, as my superannuation will not be enough. Hence the reason I've started at WA.

My keyword search was for affiliate marketing and just kept researching until I found WA.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
I think that is a good niche and I do not think it is too broad. I am a fan of rather broad niches so this one would work for my criteria.
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JohnFraser Premium
Thanks for your support.
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How do I make it only show a portion of a post instead of the whole thing? Also when posts are indexed and they begin showing up in search engines, when the link is clicked will it go directly to the full post or does it go to my main page of my site?
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LogIc1989 Premium
HI, if you go to setting in your dashboard menu and then select reading, you can specify to only show a portion of your blog or the whole thing. I also believe that if someone's clicks on the link, it will go to your full post. Hope this helps.
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johncruz Premium
If the problem isn't where Loglc mentioned, you can also check your actual theme's settings as it is usually one or the other. Or both.
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China57 Premium
This is what I understand target groups are: Men for example Mens apparel, Parents for childrens' clothes, Hunters, collectors, etc. Is this correct?

About the keyword tool, I need to know what column do I look at to find where there is low competition? I get that it should be under 300, but where do I find that information?
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llj-tucson Premium
If you're using the WA keyword tool, just click on view results to see the direct competition for each keyword.
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RenDu Premium
Hi...I want to refine my my niche with the name of my website that I'm working on...DomesticHomeSolutions.com I was thinking of
people that want to work at home and was looking for a way to
earn extra cash... I just need some ideas to work with. Can anyone give me any? Thx!
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Kyle Premium
Home solutions for? Narrow that concept down and you will be heading in the right direction. :)
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RenDu Premium
Thx for the comment... However what do you mean to narrow the
concept down. I mean HOW do I narrow Domestic Home Solutions "The Concept" down? Please explain!

Thank You...
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AWestbrook1 Premium
The first site i started is Life Hack. Teaching Life Hacking Techniques.
My idea was just different kinds of "hacks" or tips and tricks.
Then only categories i could think of were too broad to be considered niche. I'm struggling with the concept of being able to constantly Produce updated and relevant content.
I'm not sure how i could ever create any real revenue using that topic. Can someone please try to help point me in the right direction.
Andrew
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AWestbrook1 Premium
I would like to get my first 5-10 referrals within the next 5-7 days.
Is there anyone here who would offer apprenticeship?
I will use your affiliate link to purchase my premium upgrade.
I should be ready to do so within the next day or so depending on how things go.
If anyone is interested please let me know. Im off tomorrow (actually its 3:30 a.m. so today) and i would like to put some work in.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
I have now discovered, why, in the past I have had such little luck with my websites.

I have in the past discussed where I have gone through several? training courses, with the promise of $$$$ at the end, with what I know now, they appear to be somewhat unscrupulous courses.

I realize, as being green, I was being taken advantage of, with the result that I ended up more green, resorting to trial and error as my only way forward.

With this training, I am now seeing all the errors that were fed to me, and the exclusion of the active parts in constructing a working website.

I shall now have to go back and repair my trial and error sites with this new and refreshing training.

I am now learning, the correct way to build a site at the age of nearly seventy-four. For me, this is so exciting and I am enjoying every minute of it.

My only hope is that I can recapture the lost six years of trying and failing, losing money and time to unsympathetic con-men, and getting nowhere.

Thank you, W.A. for the spot of daylight at the end of the tunnel of darkness.
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StevenL1 Premium
I am 62 and am feeling the same way. I have tried and failed many different businesses and ideas.

What we have in common my friend is NOT giving up. Like you I think we have stumbled on the real deal, however, it's not get rich quick over night. Dedication and perseverance should pay off.

Good luck TmcCaskie2
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DaveSw Premium
Yes I can understand that feeling. When I started online marketing, I spent time and money that was really a waste. Once I found this place, it was clear within a day. I did wait until day seven to upgrade (I believe in taking what is offered, so the free was used fully) but have not looked back in 2 years, and no regrets. Cheers! Dave : )
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi Steven, thank you for your most welcome response, and I am so glad that I am not the only one that feels this way.

Unfortunately those who scam and prey on the wishes and aspirations of others, will stay and always be part of the system.

I feel relaxed where I am now, and as in my post I am learning how to do things correctly, not having the important parts missing, as I found to my cost with other programs.

My best wishes to you, and for a successful enterprise,

Tom.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi Dave, so glad to hear from you, and I accept your sentiments about where we are now.

Also your recollections about the rough times with the unscrupulous con-men out there, who exploit us aspiring green newbies in time and money.

Here is hoping for a great future for us all, now we have found a secure home, excellent training, and supportive family of fellow affiliates.

Best wishes,

Tom.
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stockturner Premium
Good luck. I'm also looking to do this as a second income to fund retirement in few years.

Best
John
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi, all I can say is that it will be, if, and only if we want it to be.

You fortunately are not yet at the 'last chance saloon' as I and many others are.

We have to keep smiling, keep working, and it will happen.

My best wishes,

Tom
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StevenL1 Premium
Ok, so I'm going with my niche (rhymes with stitch) population with older retired folk and/or disabled individuals having trouble making ends meet.

please advise.

the trouble I had in the beginning and why I was off track after I went premium cause I still hadn't finished the Getting Started, when I should of already been on Bootcamp since about the 4th lesson or after niche.
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Angelica2017 Premium
Okay choosing my direction for the Affiliate Bootcamp. I'm very passionate at providing financial information to people so that they can make the best financial decisions for themselves and be aware of opportunities that normally wouldn't be offered to them. For instance, the history and truth about "money," how much the cost of living or prices have changed, etc.. I'm finding I'm able to break things down in simple terms, make connections, etc.., So I was thinking about choosing the direction of Financial Education.

The site names i was playing around with are. financialeducationURSelf2freedom; financiallyeducateurself2freedom:

Is that like too much, too broad, or am I just way off course on what's supposed to be achieved?
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chrissy123 Premium
Is it possible for you to get some domains that are a little shorter. I think that maybe they are a little too long.
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Angelica2017 Premium
Yes it is, a member suggested a name to me that i really like so going to go get it now.
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chrissy123 Premium
That's great I am glad you've come up with a something nice.Congrats!
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Kyle Premium
I do think those are OK, but I usually don't recommend using U instead of YOU or 2 instead of TO in a domain. It can look a little sloppy.

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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Sbuddgirl247 Premium
How about something like -FINANCIALED2FREEDOM
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kasotty Premium
Hi Kyle/Carson, you said the following:

"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"

My question - from what date is the lifetime cookie thing enforced?

For example, if someone joined WA through me this year, canceled and then came back (even with a different account), but checked out WA first time let's say 5 years ago through your affiliate link, will he count as my referral or yours?

Do you know what I am trying to ask?

Hope to hear from you soon!

Zarina

P.S. Lifetime cookie - mega-awesome feature!!!
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Kyle Premium
A cookie is created when someone clicks on your affiliate link. These don't die, unless someone goes through another link, or deletes their cookies in their browser.

IF someone joins through you, they are your lifetime referral as well meaning that if they cancel, resubscribe, cancel, resubscribe (which can happen for various reasons), your recurring commissions will resume every time the resubscribe.
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HWhite1 Premium
Hi Kyle,
This is great info as always. I am just a bit confused. I started working both on Certification Courses and Affiliate Bootcamp courses at the same time. It appears that you updated the Affiliate Bootcamp courses recently. My confusion is I was working on completing 3 theme pages which I have published with no content yet should I finish and publish those and then do a review post, or get right to the review post?
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Kyle Premium
We just released a new Phase 1 of bootcamp, which is likely the reason for the confusion here. Read more about it here, it replaced the old Phase 1 which was getting outdated.
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roblam Premium
I would like to get confirmation on something...based on the article "my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/target-audiences-for-wealthy-affiliate". So if I was to find a brand for my website, I should pick an audience of "Retired Individuals" and focus on targeted niche of "Home Business" for my website so that all my blogs are related to home business products/services/reviews for people who are retired?

So I should NOT write articles about PPC and building websites or other aspects of internet marketing?

Is this to mainly get ranked as a beginning website and then LATER ON write additional topics for retired people even in other niches like "entrepreneur programs", "email marketing", etc. that still apply to RETIRED people but gives me more to areas to get rankings?
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llj-tucson Premium
Hi Rob,
I'm going to take a stab at answering your question. I've had a WA bootcamp site for a little over a year.

A niche is a group of people who have an interest in a particular topic. My niche is retirees interested in making money online. I'm actually a member of my niche :) I promote WA as an excellent way to achieve that goal.

I blog about ways to make money online. I recommend building a website and becoming an affiliate marketer because I believe it's the best way to make money online for just about anyone. I've written blogs about many different facets of affiliate marketing and website development (hosting, keywords, SEO, content writing, etc.).

I also write reviews on other ways to make a little money like survey taking and various reward sites. There's a lot of interest in these types of programs and they can provide small benefits for some people (if they're legitimate sites). I always conclude by suggesting they try WA if they would like the opportunity to earn more.

I won't promote my site here, but it's listed on my profile page if you'd like to see an example of what I'm talking about.

I hope this helps a little. Good luck.
Linda
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Angelica2017 Premium
Okay confused. So I've chosen two niches and created two different websites. The first one I am working on now is about learning lessons on life from nature. In the future I would like to add some products that relate to nature and outdoors.

So do I need to build another website just for this? Or is this being added to my already started website that I am building? I'm still stuck on the Getting Started page and how to introduce or talk about making an income online and adding WA to it.
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Greg2112 Premium
Helping other with Affiliate Marketing/making money online is a niche in itself, so I would recommend making a site just for that. However, you might get overwelled if you're new to this.
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Kyle Premium
Choose one or the other. If you have your own niche that you have chosen and you have been working through the Get Started Here training, you will want to continue through that.

The Affiliate Bootcamp is geared towards building a website in a niche related to WA and you will be building your website in that given niche.

Focus on just one though, you don't want to overwhelm yourself (as mentioned by Greg) by trying to do too much at once.
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Angelica2017 Premium
Okay that makes sense. Not confused anymore though it did cause an overwhelming feeling. However now that I know it's two different sites I'm good now. Thank you.
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Angelica2017 Premium
I am still going through the getting started training. I got overwhelmed when I thought I had to combine them both. Thankfully Greg explained it was two different sites. For my niche website for the Getting Started page from the lesson do you have any suggestions on how I could start it. Or is the Getting Started page not required for my niche website?

2. I do want to build a website as well just for promoting WA though. Now that I know it's two different sites I'm good and ready. Got goals and I'm aiming to achieve them. I'm excited to do both. Thank you for your help Kyle. You are appreciated!
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Kyle Premium
If you feel you can handle two websites, then by all means. I just don't want to see you overwhelm yourself Angelica. But totally up to you and if you think you can take on both projects at once, go for it!
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