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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imhopefull Premium
I installed my menu/pages at the top. They are all in alphabetical order. For the most part that's great, but how do I get the Home page to be the first page on the left?

Also, I have the privacy policy on one of my sites, but it's not showing on the others. Please advise. Thanks so much.
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marmar463 Premium
My website is about pets and I am wondering what direction should I take it through. I also have started a website for promoting WA and I definitely need help with that one I got it started now I don't know how to continue it So I need help with that for sure.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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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 Mary!
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marmar463 Premium
Yes it does help me a great deal and thank you for the advice I greatly appreciate that
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I want to get started ASAP & I have some people that I want to help get started. Is this easy for seniors that are not that computer savy to be able to earn money. Once we upgrade for $19. to premium we have to keep paying $49./mo to stay at premium. Ok as long as we earn at least that amount in the beginning. I am very close to the vest with finances and would like to get to $300./day = $9000./mo ASAP so I can accomplish my other goals with Modular Built Homes. I want to help my sister in NM to earn at least $70/day or $2100.+/mo, but of course I want her to triple that with time. Do they have to say that LouisFlaco1 sent them to get commissions or how does that work. I have a ton of seniors that are struggling that I can reach on a daily(5 days/week) by going to senior centers all over SoCal. I came here because I got scammed by Money Sucking Websites that said I could earn $500./day or $15K/mo from day 1. They never called me back to give me a user name or password. I got the charge reversed & when I did a review you came up as a legit company. I sure hope you are the answer to my prayers as I will put in the time to make this sublime. I will most likely upgrade to premium real soon. Lou
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is $19 first month, then $49 per month for a premium membership. There is also a yearly option, that is $359 for the entire year (works out to be $29 per month).

Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
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mnm9112004 Premium
Working on wording for my niche idea. Paying off college dept and still supporting a family. Living better then paycheck to paycheck. For me this is an important topic as I am just graduating and dread the amount I have to pay for my student loans. Currently my husband and I with our 3 daughters live in my dad's basement just to keep cost down with the extra school payments that I am going to be making.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely the direction that you can head.

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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THuggans Premium
I have an RV and want to live on the road full time. I see "digital Nomad" a lot in social media and really think the term is cool. But if there are so many out there should I be going a different direction that gears towards me living an RV lifestyle?
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Kyle Premium
Love it and definitely the direction that you can head here Traci!
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
I really needed to see how Big the list of target audiences are but I am so impressed by Wealthy Affiliates training plus the sophisticated computer programs and systems my Brand /niche is Online Academy...no other Site comes near...your training..so
for me an easy choice Thank you Kyle $ Carson
Regards
David
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Kyle Premium
Awesome David, so glad you are enjoying the training thus far and expect more of the same as you do move forward. :)
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bookman52 Premium
I Am looking to build a brand in the Entrepreneur market place. I wand to be the "Go to site" for aspiring Entrepreneurs. I'm looking to provide information and resources for the aspiring business person with Wealthy Affiliates as the main tool. Any feedback or suggestions for refining my keywords?
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dangif Premium
This is one of the largest segments in the online world - its a great niche!

Re: Keywords - I would highly recommend your research platform Jaaxy!

All the best.

Dan.
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RichBrennan Premium
I've built my WA promotional site as https://www.learn-to-earn-online.com
I'm a bit worried this might be too generic.
One target audience I want to attract is ex-military Veterans, being one myself.
I intend to build a site based around this but I'd be interested to know how posting veteran related content on my generic learn-to-earn site might pan out.
I feel this site might be good to promote offline, for example, giving people business cards or leaflet dropping, as we should be promoting WA offline too.
Any thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated :-)
Cheers
Rich
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VeronicasLuv Premium
what I love about this platform, Rich is that you get so many ideas.

I know of someone who actually created a meet-up at his local coffee shop. You could put up fliers where you think veterans would see it, find a place you can conduct a meeting for free or at low cost, and then just talk about Wealthy Affiliate and have a video to show.

There really is no one-size-fits-all approach here.

Here's a great video that may come in handy:
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pazalles20 Premium
Hi team, I'm trying to decide on my niche but I'm a little lost and confused as I would like to target people like me without any extra income but the salary and wanting to quit their 9 - 5 Job as quickly as possible. What would be a good direction/brand?

For direction I thinking about: Pass Income Seekers (although I feel is too vast).

For my brand: bosslesslifestyle, no95anymore or beyourboss4ever
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Zappades Premium
I think that's fine :)
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Ricargon Premium
Hi Pedro,

I see you're getting right into like me. I'm also at that point of my training, but don't worry about being confused or lost. Your questions will be answered even if I don't have the answer for it.

One thing that I have done to stop the confusion is to go back to the lesson that you started with that got you to where you're at and see if you missed or overlooked something. It happens, so don't feel as if you're not getting it.

It is a lot of info to take in, but in time you will start to see it unfold and the ideas will become clear to you. The ideas that you have sound great and with a little bit of guidance from the lessons that are laid out for us to follow should really put you on track.

I wish i could be the one recommending to you where to go from here, but I too am in your position and all I can do is share the experience that I'm going through while I'm learning here in WA.

It's truly a great platform and you will gain tons of knowledge from it if you take it in bits and pieces and give yourself a break to process it all. It's a process and you'll have to also demonstrate that to your visitors, clients, followers or who ever you bring in through your website. You will set the example for them as you progress in your journey.

I hope you find the answer you're looking for Pedro. Much success to you and hope you overcome any obstacles that come your way. Because they can all be overcome with patience and determination.

Best to you Pedro

Rick
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pazalles20 Premium
Thanks a lot my classmate.
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pazalles20 Premium
I'll follow your advice, I'm going to go through lesson 2 again carefully and surely it will help me out to overcome the doubts and obstacles. I hope you also overcome your issues, lets move on and keep sharing and helping each other. Cheers mate.
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Ricargon Premium
Absolutely! you're only a few keystrokes from getting help from the thousands of entrepreneurs here in WA. You can't get stuck unless you just don't ask. This community rocks!

I'll be glad to help Pedro, that's what we're here for.

Rick
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You right
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Ricargon Premium
Hello Darksniper,

Thanks for your comment, but I'll have to say that other members would agree with your response because once you start to take notice of how this community comes together, it's a no-brainer. You're either in here to succeed or not. It's really that simple.

The one thing that dragged me down when I was in other internet marketing systems was support. Most systems just want to send you to outdated videos and keep you waiting long enough to have an excuse not to refund your money.

WA is a godsend to me and I'm not going to let this one go by. You mention that you need to make this work, right Darksniper? well, if you have the desire to want to learn and become successful from the work you put into it, there is no reason why you couldn't make this work for you.

I too have a daughter who said to me a few weeks ago, "daddy, I wish you had a business here at home" that struck a nerve in a way that it put me into action. I translated her comment as "I miss you and want to see you when I come home from school. Why can't you work in a place that will allow you to be home more often?"

I too, have to make this work and I'm determined to make it work. It's not wishful thinking, it's not a thing that only a few special people have a knack for doing, you don't have to have a full-time job or a money to do it. There are many ways to make things work. One just needs to have the desire and determination to make it happen.

I'm sure it will happen for you too Darksniper. Wishing you the best success and hope you overcome any obstacles that try to deter you from your goals.

Be safe,

Rick
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silverhead Premium
I am trying to decide on my niche brand audience ,What I have in mind is to help people that are in the same position I am in Living on the pension or the dole or just haven't got enough money to pay their debts .I feel the age of the audience should be from 30yrs old to 85 yrs old what .would you suggest. What ever way I go I want it to be a payable proposition so I can make money as an affiliate
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Kyle Premium
Of course, absolutely a direction that you can head with your brand/direction.

Earning More Than a Pension
Pensioner Freedom
etc.
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Chandre14 Premium
So I'm want to go into internet marketing which covers a wide spectrum of things. Is this too wide? Should I get a site for each niche? For example, a site for affiliate marketing, traffic, CPA, etc.? What if my blog posts covers all these areas on one site? Would that be too wide a coverage for a single site?
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, while you promote WA as a money making opportunity there is a very wide range of things you can cover all in one site, but, what you'll find in the training is that you want to start with a well defined target audience, then you can grow from there. Best wishes!
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Chandre14 Premium
Thanks for the advice. I will keep my focus narrow then expand later - if it adds value.
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ChrisD76 Premium
Hi there,
i would like to promote Wealthy
Affiliates but having trouble coming up with a name for my site, here are a few that i'm thinking of..
1- Affiliate income solutions
2- Wicked Affiliates
3- International income solutions
4- Home based incomes online

Any help would be appreciated :)
Cheers
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Jeannah Premium
Hey Chris, good day. did you already choose your URL? that would give you a clue. How far along are you in the lesson?
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, any of those would work, but, you might want to plug them into the Jaaxy keyword tool to help you decide; keep in mind that shorter is usually more memorable. Cheers!
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MozMary Premium
write them all as one word and see how they look - are they easy to read and remember - they will look differently all one word

then go to site domains and see if it's available

you can use your free sites till you are sure of what you really want
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Adamahmed Premium
I would like another example of writing a review. I'm kinda confused, as to compose my review about my niche or should I put my focus on wealthy affiliate and why I signed up and motivate and captivate my audience.

Mostly I would like to view someone's post. So I could get a bird's eye view.
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MozMary Premium
sounds like you are confused which niche to choose, the other training Online Entrepreneur is for other niches, best to choose a niche you know about or like enough to research. Reviews require you to 'review' as in know something well enought to explain it to others. You can check out the sites Kyle uses as demos to see how he presents a review
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tree4206 Premium
Hello everyone, I may be overthinking this but I need help defining my brand. I want to help stay at home parents earn legit money online without being scammed and wasting what little money they may have (which I can relate to). I thought of a couple brand names but they seem rather long. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank You
Earn Legitimate Mad Money
Stay at Home Parents Earn Legitimate Money Online
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onlineflow Premium
Hi Theresa,
I'm glad you're enjoying WA
We all tend to overthink a little bit, don't worry.

The easiest way to do this is...
Write down what you wanna do, and jump in with both feet!

Just like when you wanna go somewhere,
Don't worry about the red lights...
The obstacles don't even register in your thinking process
You just know you'll get there... eventually

Along the way, we all have to adjust the route
So, Try to stay focus on what you want to do
As you go, the journey becomes clearer and easier

You're a Designer, an Artist, A Painter. You're A Sculptor
Just get your fingers in the mud and enjoy yourself

This will not be your only canvas
This is not the only clump of clay you'll play with

What I'm saying is,
Stick to the Training and apply the principles as you learn
And You will create a work of art soon enough

Ask every question you can muster
And Continue asking for assistance
We're all here for each other

We got your back! :)
Abe
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MozMary Premium
also remember to use the free sites and work through the training till you get a feel for what you want...
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AskMsBev Premium
Well, I am finishing up lesson 2, but I am having trouble deciding on a niche. So much.many. things of interest. I'm stuck! Thinking about maybe Bedroom Decor, or Outdoor Living/Kitchen Area. Steadily doing my research right now to narrow it down. May need a little help. Thanks, guys, and gals.
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Kyle Premium
Which one interests you the most out of these? They are all viable directions for your business.

Also, if you are going to head in one of these directions I recommend that you go through the OEC training versus the affiliate bootcamp.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Like you and so many others, I have many interests. But since I knew it wouldn't be feasible for me to start out developing 5 or more sites at once, I chose the one that I gravitated to the most.

Here's what Kyle is referring to:
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tree4206 Premium
I would like my direction to be helping stay at home or signal parents find no scam work that can help bring in extra money. I would like my brand to be Earn Legit Mad Money or something like that. I would like some help defining this if possible please
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a direction you can head. If that is a brand name that resonates with you, that can definitely be a direction that you can head.
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tree4206 Premium
Thank You for your support, and I am still trying to find the right keywords, and still a bit more researching to do before my website building.
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RobFore Premium
One idea might be to research the market to find the programs currently being aggressively promoted to the stay-at-home-mom and stay-at-home-dad niche... and start by sharing due-diligence, honest program reviews. Actually reach out to active participants, find out what's working, what's not, etc. Also look to feature that are working. It would be an awesome niche.
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roxanneba Premium
So, the question is, i am thinking of buying my own domain and start first by promoting WA by sharing all my experiences learning and starting all from zero knowledge to what i know now..

Previously, I was thinking of buying my own domain and name it after my own name because in the long run, i am planning to make it like my journal and put everything there because i am pretty interested in so many things like relationships, health, making money, and the list goes on.

so yeah there's the previous plan of using my full name (it'll be roxanneabejuela.com , just in case) as my domain but i have read a lot of comments here in WA to get started with a specific name of the website pertaining to what really is your niche or the so-called "keyword" specific domain (thanks and shout out to Alan Hocking!), if you get what i mean.

Your suggestion would really mean a lot. Thank you so much!
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delroy2222 Premium
Hi Roxanne

To possibly give you ideas on how you may want to model your website, feel free to have a look at a website that I created at Wealthy Affiliate.
alternativetoautotrading.com
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roxanneba Premium
thanks! will have a check on it! :)
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome. )
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Zappades Premium
As you are not working with WA really long I think it will not be easy to come up with a lot of helpful content yet.
You could also stay with some free siterubix websites for the moment and try out some niches and see how they work.
You can use 25 of them.
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roxanneba Premium
thank you!

appreciate your suggestion and will definitely give it a try.
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RashadM2018 Premium
Yes i agree with you roxannabe, WA has shared vast amount of quality information
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bhager2 Premium
Where can I find a standard format for writing blogs,reviews,content for WA as well as Word Press?

I'm having a heck of a time typing any composition using WA.

Is there a tutorial for use...I'm used to Outlook in Office...above leaves much desired...or so it seems to me???

Thanks,

B
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papisphone Premium
Personally, I like to type everything into a code editor like Notepad++ or Sublime Text first and then add all the images and formatting later in the SiteContent editor, then make the final touches directly in wordpress... but that's just me.. :-D
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bhager2 Premium
I tried using outlook in Office...copied and pasted in Wa...the results were too small and didn't look right. Maybe should not " have copied and paste?

Is there a direct way to transfer from outlook or any outside source direct into WA or Word Press?

Thanks for you help...I need it!
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MozMary Premium
have you seen the sitecontent platform at WA, or taken the tour

you have the option to use that with its template options too, or write directly into wordpress itself

some people use word but there are potential issues alright Kyle covers it in the training too
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GeorgePetros Premium
I am just finishing bootcamp branding. I have data that I use for a company I own that gives me access to over 15 million businesses In the U.S. It gives me ownership names and other contact info. The range of type of business is everything.

My idea is to promote WA to this group insteah of one area such as "Hejping Affiliate Marketers"....What do you think.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could definitely help businesses.

There is LOTS that we offer here that can help any type of business within the online world, including a great deal of local marketing training, research platforms/tools, websites/hosting, coaching and support from an internet marketing side of things.

If you speak to this audience in a relevant way, you could definitely get a great deal of conversions.
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GeorgePetros Premium
What do you mean relevant way? I tried all day yesterday to get an opinion question answered. I presented it in a thoughtful manner and the response would tell me what direction to take my website.

By your insinuation that my question was not relavant misses the mark and the real issue is WA benefits are not living up to it"s hype and with that attitude I'm questioning my decision to work with WA
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GeorgePetros Premium
OOOOOOOOOOOOOPS! i apologize I misspoke I didn't get your meaning until I re-read your message.
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Jeannah Premium
Trying to get my head around the concepts in this lesson...these are the understandings I have. Would appreciate input from one of the experts...
I am working on lesson 2 and would love to get some clarification on choosing my niche.
I know I want to help people with Affiliate Marketing, but not clear on how to narrow it down. Does it mean I would focus on one area like blogging, or social media marketing, or a variety of online marketing tools? etc.

I understand i should be creating a blog to promote WA. should this program be promoted only on "Make Money Online Niche" or would it be appropriate on sites for eg in Health & Fitness as well.

Also know my target audience would be persons in retirement or approaching retirement, or persons who have high level of dissatisfaction with their current jobs and lifestyle.
I put the demographic in the keyword research tool, but not sure how to use that info


Thanks for your input anyone
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verna8767 Premium
Jeannah,

Your niche can be anything you want it to be and you can still promote WA. You can let people know how you got started with your online business and explain that it was WA where you learned how to build your own online business.

Don't focus on only one marketing tools, You should use all those tools in conjunction with each other. Use every market tool available to you because all of them will help you build traffic along with having great content.

Are you asking how to use keywords?
"I put the demographic in the keyword research tool, but not sure how to use that info"

Can you expand a little on what you are asking in that sentence?

Verna
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Jeannah Premium
Thanks for your input Verna. Very helpful.. Think I'm Getting it. Re: Keyword question, I did put "baby-boomers in retirement" and it gave me a few terms, guess now i should just use them as guides to do further research in Google to get ideas about the interests of this demographic. Have a great day!
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verna8767 Premium
You're welcome -- anytime! Sounds like you are on the right track. Take care and best wishes.
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CoraMitchell Premium
Jeannah has explained it well. As you study in the Bootcamp, these questions will be answered! Keep studying and asking questions! Best wishes in your success.
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verna8767 Premium
My first website is intended to help newcomers to an online business by coming through WA. I write content about things that have been problem issues to me or other marketers so they will be able to avoid those pitfalls.

Therefore, I believe that everyone is my target market just as Kyle's article (Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate). But, he indicates we should go in a specific direction.

I guess that is where I may need help because I don't understand why we can't target to all audiences?
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Kyle Premium
You can target all people, but the "theme" of your website (helping people start an online business) has to be more specific.

As you build out your website, you are going to be able to promote all sorts of things and you are also going to be able to promote and MANY topics that you will be able to cover on your website.

I think how you have narrowed down your niche is just fine!
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verna8767 Premium
Okay, thanks. I'll keep marketing to newcomers who are looking to start an online business.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is a big audience. Massive in fact. There is a lot of people that can benefit from the platform here at WA and there is no better place to get rolling with an online business than here at WA!
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Helpu Premium
It is a truism that we an in an Information age. Often we are laddered with information overload. Yet I agree with Napoleon that 'ideas rule the world'.
I want to help by providing correct and winning online information through Wealthy Affiliate platform.
How do l develop this idea into a Niche. I welcome your suggestions
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Kyle Premium
You are heading in the right direction with your ideas. 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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Igor13 Premium
Wow, the first phase of the Bootcamp accomplished.
I liked it a lot. What I also like is the "realistic journey" break down. If that would be possible to achieve, or even close to that, it would be an achievement of my life. Great stuff!

Looking forward to other training!

Best regards!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, nice work and yes, the journey becomes more and more realistic when you break it down and you tackle it in bite sized chunks.

You are doing great Igor and nice work on your progress thus far!
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks, Kyle. It is great to hear your support.

Looking forward to accomplishing the whole training and to intensify my promoting and getting substantial ranking and traffic at Google!
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Igor13 Premium
My site I have created here in WA is about online marketing in general and it is focused on promoting solely Wealthy Affiliate.
I would like to build a website for the people who are looking for a real online opportunity and want to make money.

WA is my primary choice. Online marketing niche is a very broad niche. I think I will use some niche and demographics advice from this lesson to narrow a bit my site and to focus on targeted audience.

I am still building the site and going through the training, so there is still a lot to do.

Best regards!
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chavezsera Premium
I would like to focus on the Residual Income Seekers, but then I think of the Disabled Individuals. I am familiar with Residual Income Seekers because I can relate. But at the same time I can relate with Disabled Individuals. I am not disabled myself, but my previous job was helping the permanently disabled obtain their Social Security Benefits. Does this mean I should name my site accordingly or can I continue with a generic domain to keep a diverse outlook?
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Zappades Premium
I think you can include the disabled section in the main niche. In the end, many disabled are residual income seekers too.
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chavezsera Premium
Thanks, that is very helpful.
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JanetG2 Premium
Hello. I am just starting up in Bootcamp training and I am wondering - if my niche is ‘making money online’, should I only focus on one target audience in that niche, or is ok to focus on a few different audiences and create different content directed at each different audience over time?
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kevinmj Premium
I recommend to work through the step by step training in Bootcamp. You'll find your answer within the training. There are 7 phases to Bootcamp and most questions are found in the training.
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JanetG2 Premium
Hi Kevin. Thank you for responding! Yes I am, and will, do the training step by step. Thank you again.
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rexwee Premium
In the video, I saw Kyle's emails to be close to 300 on the upper right hand corner. Hard to imagine the amount of workload that's on the shoulder of this man. I feel bad to be asking him questions after questions because I know everyone is doing that. But at the same time, I really need his help as well as all the other mentors. Maybe I'll find someone else to bother to lessen his workload. Thank you, Kyle!
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SeanGreentre Premium
Remember there is a huge community here to help you out. Don't be afraid to ask questions :-)

Sean
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rexwee Premium
I actually quit WA once 5 months ago, because I was afraid to bother people with my never ending questions, and in the end, I got really stuck and quit. How stupid of me!
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Rex, I'm so glad to see that you plucked up the courage to return to WA. That was a good move.

You should never be concerned about asking questions. I'll tell you why - much of what I have learnt since I've been here is not so much the training that I have done on my own but to a large degree it is the questions that others have asked. This prompted me to follow for the answers and also to do some searching.

You never know when you'll be asking a question that others are wanting the answer to as well. So in essence you are not only do yourself a favour by asking but you are potentially helping others out at the same time.

Good for you and get those questions rolling!

All the best,

Brian
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Docutac Premium
You know what don't hesitate to ask, I'm here I'm not expert but I will try the best help I can offer to you!!! Message the expert in their profile they will accommodate it.
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bhager2 Premium
Let me try again. Proceeding nicely through lessn 2...completed the tutorial in 2 and then somehow got to lesson 3 and proceeded to build my site...realizing my or the system error tried to get back to 2 but to no avail....that's the first question....the second is how do I move around this site effectively not wasting time in searching, leaving messages, and waiting for answers in the interests of my time and trying to grasp all information as quickly as possible.

Thanks for you replies....I've left messages over the last hour on various locations of this site. I need help
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BrianCh Premium
Hello Bob and welcome to WA.

At the end of the lesson there is the option to go back to the previous lesson (see the attached screen shot).

Sometimes it takes a little while for people to read the notifications before they respond. One of the ways that you can navigate quite easily is to use the search bar at the top. Just type in a word related to what your query is and there'll be a list of options for you to choose from.

Another thing that you can do if you need to is use the live chat option which is still available to you. You should see it streaming on the right of the screen. There's bound to be someone there who will be able to assist you quickly and easily.

All the best,

Brian
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DeoL1 Premium
I thinking if this could be 1 effective niche:

Online Marketing Newbies

I want to help interested people who doesn't know a thing or two about the business specially people in my country (Philippines) who can't afford those expensive online courses.

I'm open to any suggestions and it would be excellent.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that could definitely be the direction that you head and I think that brandabilty of this is quite good as well. :)
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BeachBums Premium
Everyone gets so excited when they first get onboard. Been there done that. Take a deep breath, slow down. Navigate the site. Pick your type of business weather it be your own niche or the affiliate program. The greatest thing about the training is you have a choice of reading the training or watching the videos or both. Kyle does a great job of taking you through the step by step lesson. There are many programs out there that fall way short on training, and that's where we get so frustrated and leave. Lets not forget the up sells that you have to have, thousands of dollars later.
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onlineflow Premium
Good stuff, Jim!
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Rozita1 Premium
I agree with your point of view. We all get excited at the thought of new opportunities to succeed and to achieve goals. The discipline is required down the road and we have to remember all the goals we set and the promises we made, long after the mood we were in then is gone. I speak from experience.
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Well yes it is exciting..more i think do to the simplicity and the step by step support material on the site...
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DarlaMartin Premium
So I created my Wealthy Affiliate Review and it is telling me that my content is not unique. I did not copy anything and spent all day writing it so I don't get it. Is it because I'm doing the review on wealthy affiliate. The only thing that would not be unique is the fact that I'm speaking of them and talking about there services. So not too sure what to do here.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Darla, sometimes it's best to make sure that it is saved to draft then log out of content and try again. You might even find that logging out of WA and then back in does the trick. This has happened to me before.

All the best,

Brian
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, the platform is undergoing some upgrades so most likely is a glitch; try again as suggested by Brian and if you still have problems contact support. Good luck!
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MozMary Premium
is it your unique take on WA, communicating in your voice to your audience, or else it could actually be very similar to any other review listing the services
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princessjoan Premium
me too since am new here dont have any idea yet on what to do next. i started filling up getting started.
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chigz007 Premium
Very interesting video :)
Couple of questions:

1 - Can we create squeeze pages and Sales pages if I move my domain to WA?

2 - Once wordpress is installed on my domain, can we install external plugins?

3 - I have couple of domain which are already on wordpress, can these be moved to WA wordpress?
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leoemery Premium
The answer to all your questions is - yes.
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chigz007 Premium
Thank you for you super quick reply :)
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leoemery Premium
You’re welcome
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JoanaHL Premium
So far I have 3 posts and I noticed that none of them show an SEO title, description, or keywords. I did it for my home page but nothing else. Does this mean that I should fill out an SEO toitle and description for every post and every page I create?
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JessicaConst Premium
Following! I just asked the same question in chat...
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MozMary Premium
yes, for sure, that is the training
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JessicaConst Premium
So do we just type in, under SEO keywords, the keywords that we have chosen for the post?
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MozMary Premium
the important boxes are 1. home title, 2. home description and 3. scroll down and 'enable' keywords, which is in the training

after that there is an option under home description to do home keywords which Kyle doesn't really bother with as far as I remember, it could be any keywords, if you bother

as for your post keywords, do you know where to put them? title and first paragraph, don't worry about it so much after that
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rexwee Premium
To promote WA, I want to target people who are frustrated with the economy and are desperate to break out of the modern economic servitude they are in, which is the majority of people on the planet, including me. I want to study ways for struggling people to get out of the rat race. What do you think about this still-a-little-vague niche?
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Zappades Premium
I think it's a great, timly topic.
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onlineflow Premium
I feel what you're saying, Rex
You're on your way and we're all rooting for you!!
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rexwee Premium
Thanks for your encouragement! Let's do this together!
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JessicaConst Premium
I think it's perfect! It is similar to my target audience, for similar reasons. It is also the reason I decided to begin this venture, other than to be able to work at home. This is the future and it is only going to keep growing!!
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clarerubel Premium
Yea. Roll with it. Push their buttons. Make them make a move.

(It reminds me of the old copywrite style. Where they'd scare people into making impulsive, emotionally based decisions. You could study these. You could be doing working stiffs a favor.)

I have a post I wrote about this. You can see it, here: http://mastering-wealth.com/how-to-start-a-business-establishment-phase
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rexwee Premium
Great. Thanks for sharing your article! I will read it carefully
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Kav Premium
Breaking free from 'Uncle Sam' is not vague at all. With the changes in technology and the evolving of AI, the norm is bound to change. The currently 'safe jobs' will no longer be safe.
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MozMary Premium
crikey, I'm the only one here thinks it's vague lol, basically you are saying your audience is the majority of the people on the planet...and your audience is your niche

in any case, just pick a free site and start rolling and you can change things up when you get the hang of it all :)
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Rozita1 Premium
Awesome. Zero in on a particular angle and keep at it.
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CoraMitchell Premium
Loved the article.
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gnag1995 Premium
Hi! I just have one small question:

I was entering some keywords on Jaaxy and then Googling them. Even though Jaaxy shows low competition for the specific keyword, but when enter it in Google, it finds 10s or even 100s of millions of results, which looks kind of discouraging.

Would Jaaxy be the tool to trust? I'm just wondering if I have chances of making my post anywhere on the first page (or first 2-3 pages) on Google. Because according to Jaaxy, the keyword that I targeted has QSR < 100, while Google gives me 10s of millions of results for that keyword search.
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Zappades Premium
For accurate search in Google you need to put the keyword inside "........", like, "keyword" and search.
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gnag1995 Premium
Thank you! :)

I tested one the keywords one of my posts that was indexed. Even though quotation marks do their job, I got around 408 000 results, although the QSR of my keyword is just above 100. I wonder if there's anything else I need to do?
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Zappades Premium
That's really a big difference :), I don't know what to say. Maybe you want to check the jaaxy search analysis and see if you can do a better post than the ones on top of the page :)
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nnkenn Premium
This is one of my concern on Jaaxy vs other official search tool, although I have not raised this question.

Why not post it to live chat or ask more expertise here:)Support

Look forward to having the answer!

Ken
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gnag1995 Premium
Alright, so basically we should do what we've learned in the past lessons. First we need to build trust on our website. To do so we need to get as many comments and shares on our website as possible. It's also recommended to go over SEO trainings made by Jay (check live video classes to find replays).

That's what I could find.

Feeling relieved now...
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gnag1995 Premium
P.S. It's so awesome that you can check replays for all the video trainings that Jay conducted. :)
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Rozita1 Premium
From my understanding, when you research a keyword in Jaaxy the 'competiton' means the number of web pages that have that exact keyword in the TITLE. when you search Google, the results show every instance that the string of words appears on the WWW, and even if they appear on a page more than once, every occurrence is counted.

By the way, in one of the training sessions I did with Jay, he showed us that when a huge number of results is returned in Google searches, it's not really what it appears to be. if you check deep enough into the pages, you would realize that there are really not that many results. Just to be sure I just seached in Google for 'women's baskeball shoes' and the results showed 4,100,000. However, there are actually only 17 pages with 10 results each, totaling 170.

Hopes this reduces your doubts about keyword searches.
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gnag1995 Premium
Thanks for help here :)

I think I should watch Jay training about SEO. Do you recall the name of this training by any chance?
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JessicaConst Premium
It sure reduced my concerns lol! THANK YOU
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gnag1995 Premium
Oh, thanks a lot! I'll watch it whenever I get time :)
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MozMary Premium
people using jaaxy are landing on page 1, whatever the results say... and sometimes even without it, the training and good content counts for a lot

one thing I've seen no matter how people read those results is those landing on page 1 -3 regularly always trust the WA keyword tools
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Rozita1 Premium
Sorry, it was not a full session on the topic. Just a by-the-way nugget.
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onlineflow Premium
I've picked my domain name, the5to9entrepreneur, because my passion is education. I want to learn how to effectively attract 9-5'ers and show them the immense benefits of becoming 5-9'ers - for just a little while. I also want to reach out to the college masses who have no clue about the dog-eat-dog world they so blindly wanna be part of, only because perceive it as El Dorado.

All advisers are welcome
Abe
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Kyle Premium
Love your domain and the direction for your brand. I look forward to seeing your business take shape moving forward! Keep us updated with your progress Abraham!
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CourteneyG Premium
Hi Everyone,

I have already completed the first level of training and am in the process of writing a review for WA within the Bootcamp. I found WA a week ago and am already hooked! I have had a week off work as an HR Advisor and final feel I have found something that will allow me the kind of lifestyle I have always dreamed of!

Basically - I don want to go back to work, but as i am not yet making money, alas I will have to - for now!

Can anyone share with me their experiences and how quickly they managed, and how much time they needed to spend around a full time job getting it off the ground and able to quit their full time job?

Thanks in advance
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Kyle Premium
You can certainly accomplish any level of success online
that you are willing to work for!

Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/if-i-work-at-this-8-hours-per-day

Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
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CourteneyG Premium
Thank you Kyle. A good read.

I am in it for the long haul and I am not shy of hard work - I enjoy it. I am enjoying this so much that on my week off I have been spending almost 8 hours a day going through the training and building my sites.. !

This is what I want to be doing long term, it’s going to be tough going back to my usual 9 to 5 after this experience but I’ll continue to give this everything and look forward to the day I can kiss the office goodbye! :)
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Zappades Premium
You can start promoting WA right away.
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onlineflow Premium
Thank you again and again, Kyle
I am so freaking glad you did not quit!
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Sadie46 Premium
So I am not sure what to target as I was planning on helping anyone to become an affiliate marketer. I wasn't trying to copy what is above but now it looks like I am. Basically I just want to be able to help anyone who has access to the internet to make money. Any suggestions on how I can target that?? Sorry I am very new and I really really want to do this and I know I can, I just need a little help.

Thanks in advance :)
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Kyle Premium
That is your audience. affiliate marketers.

So when you choose a brand for your domain name/website, that is the direction that you will want to head. ;)
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ChristinaRey Premium
AAAhhhhh I need help!!!! Im trying not to go insane, with my little one saying Mama every second of the minute. Okay, now how can I put in short term of un experienced mothers looking for extra income, or per say anybody who would love to earn extra income from home as my direction. Please help Im really new at all of this, and any kind of an idea will help to get me started, been stuck on this for 2 days. :(
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JessicaConst Premium
I am brand new also and my target is the same :) Stay at home single moms looking to work from home. I would target the moms in one site, then open up other sites to target other audiences. At least I *think* that is the idea....
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bspmedic Premium
how about "make a little extra momma money from home" or "home based money maker for moms"

Just really quick thoughts. I would say don't think too hard on it. Start with something, do some keyword google searches to help expand it. As you go along the light bulb will light, I promise!
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