You have made some wonderful accomplishments in just your first 10 lessons of Bootcamp thus far! Kudos to you on your hard work. :)

You not only have set out on a journey to carve yourself out as an authority online, you have the underpinnings and structure set up for a long term and very successful business online.

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform and community that you can believe in and your income from WA alone, could drive you to a FULL TIME INCOME and far beyond. That is our ultimate goal with the Bootcamp training and that is exactly what you are going to accomplish if you give yourself time to achieve success.

That leads me to "what success looks" like online. I want to give you some true perspective before I leave you today.

What a LONG TERM Business Looks Like Online

There is an old Chinese proverb, and one that has always remained very close to me in my journey online, as well as when helping others build successful businesses online.

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."

In other words, if you want to know what success looks like and what the journey is like, then ask someone who has been there. I have been at this full time since 2002 and I think that I can offer you an incredible amount of insight into what the journey to success will like look.

But it is not just me, you have an incredible community of help and literally 100,000's of folks that "know the road ahead". We are truly a pay it forward community, and one where we all have each others best interests at heart.

I want to offer you some powerful insight here INTO the journey before we wrap things up in Phase 1 of Bootcamp here. I want to break the journey down into typical timeframes, based on consistent effort and work for you. When can YOU expect to achieve certain goals and success?

Here is how your journey could look, a realistic journey.

MONTH 1: Accomplishments

  • Website Set Up
  • SEO Set-up
  • Initial Framework of Content
  • Indexed in Google, Bing, Yahoo
  • You have 5-10 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: A few sales, just getting your business foundation started

MONTH 3: Accomplishments

  • Content Starting to Get Ranked
  • Experience Some Big Breakthroughs in Search
  • Have Made Your First Sale or Two
  • Traffic is Cumulatively Starting to Grow
  • Search Engines are starting to give your site "authority"
  • You have 30-60 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $0-$500 per month

**Note: It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online, if I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting "instant" success in business.

MONTH 6: Accomplishments

  • Traffic is starting to flow, ideally 100 uniques per day
  • Sales start to increase with consistency, several per week
  • You are truly starting to gain some expertise and brand
  • Bing/Yahoo start indexing your site at a higher rate
  • Engagement on your site starts to increase
  • You have 60-100 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $500-$3,000 per month

ONE YEAR:

  • Traffic is really starting ramp up. You can expect 500+ uniques per day
  • Google is granting your site with some serious authority
  • Companies and other blogger start to reach out and connect with you
  • Your are making WA sales and other affiliate sales daily
  • The Vegas Super Affiliate Conference is in your sites
  • You have 100-150 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $3,000-$10,000 per month

TWO YEARS:

  • Your business is truly starting to thrive
  • You are definitely a noticeable force in the search engine world. Google ranks your new content with 24 hours of it being posted.
  • You are earning a full time income online
  • Vegas is yours, you have most definitely made it
  • You have 200-300 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$20,000 per moth

5 YEARS:

  • Your are a brand/authority in the industry
  • You have a full time+ business online, likely 6 figures plus annually
  • Google, Bing & Yahoo love you
  • You are taking earnings and spending it to drive your business through paid channels
  • You likely have made several hires, including writers, design help, and a virtual assistant
  • You made Vegas in the first 1-2 months of the year (with your sites on the 3,000 sales)
  • You are in a position to double your business annually
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$50,000 per month

But remember, you are building a business here. You get OUT of your business what you put INTO it. Ask any successful person what the fundamental reason why they are successful and others are not and they will usually say one of two things. Hard Work or Focus.

This is just the start of your brilliant journey into the online business world and through time, you are going to become an authority in this space. I feel it!

Benefits to Going Premium. They Are VAST.

If you have made it to this point, you already have the foundation of your business set-up and this is going to be instrumental to building out a long term and very successful business online.

There is A LOT left to learn and a lot of technology and tools that are really going to benefit you and your business moving forward and EVERYTHING you need to reach any level of success online is going to be included in the Premium membership.

It only takes a second to upgrade your membership and I promise you, if you like what you have seen up to this point, you are going to LOVE what is offered to you within Premium. There isn't a more comprehensive, technologically advanced platform in the Internet business industry than Wealthy Affiliate.

Not to mention that we are by FAR the most cost efficient, offering you a Premium membership for less than $1 per day if you go yearly (which is offered to you when you become a monthly member).

To move to Premium and unlock the next 6 Levels of Bootcamp, and get everything you need to operate your successful business (or MANY successful businesses), click the following link.

===> Click Here to Go Premium! <===

Ultimately you have do what makes sense to you. If you want to create a long term business online, the costs are very nominal to doing so. If you want stay on the Starter membership, that is up to you as well.

Double Down on Commissions.

The second that you go Premium, you are also going to get DOUBLE THE COMMISSIONS! Premium members get $23.50 recurring for monthly referrals and for yearly, you are going to get $175 recurring. A single sale, over time, can add up to several $1,000's and that is the beautiful part about recurring commissions.

As a Premium member you are also going to get affiliate credit for all domains that your referrals sale, as well as well a $1 credit for all referrals that end up setting their profile image/description up. These can add up and you can use them here for things like SiteDomains, SiteComments, SiteFeedback, or cash them out for real cash.

Next step, Phase 2 Training.

We are just getting rolling here. You have your website set-up, you have a solid base of content, and your knowledge and skillsets are progressing very quickly. This all happened within just ONE phase of the training, as you move through the subsequent phases of the training your are going to see your business truly take shape.

In the next Phase of training (Content, Keywords and Conversions: Phase 2), you are going to be learning the following topics:

By the time you are done Phase 2 training, you are going to be well versed in keyword research, building out high quality content, getting rankings in Google and other search engines (and for free) and how to build up a significant base of traffic on your website. Exciting stuff truly lies ahead!

When you are done taking a bit of a breather, you can move right into the next phase, ACCESS PHASE 2 HERE!

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So. My plan is to work kind of backwards. First up, I intend to list all the subjects I believe I have enough knowledge to produce content on. Then i will sit down with some friends or family, give them the subject and ask them what they would like to know about the subject. This would be the search terms they would type into google and therefore my keywords. I will then build the site around these keywords as they will give me an insight into the searchers intent. I can then tailor the content around the questions, thereby giving the searcher exactly what they are looking for. I'm hoping that by working this way, I will build an organically sound website.
Does this make sense ?
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Wow cool
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Kyle Premium
Yes, definitely a direction you can head here!
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CPeak1 Premium
This is beyond frustrating...I am a Premium member and am trying to figure out this whole website building. I tried entering a new domain name to start my own WA site. I think that's what I am attempting to do. Everything I try, won't accept a domain name. I have the title picked and the theme but cannot get a domain. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
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JelenaBB Premium
Hi, I will try to help you. I saw that you already have a website here on WA, and Google already recognizes it. Do you try to get another one?
It shouldn`t be hard. Go to https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains and search for the domain name you want. Sometimes you can`t get domain because it`s already taken, so you will need to try with another title. Post with small caps and altogether like mydomainname and then click enter. You will get a suggestion about which domains are available. Choose your domain and add to the Cart.

Hope it helps. If you still have problems, we will ask for support help.
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CPeak1 Premium
Thank you so much. I managed to get it figured out. Yay! I bought my domain name and just finished my about me post. Slowly, but surely it's starting to click and I am getting my site functioning.
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JelenaBB Premium
Congratulations! So happy for you!
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Wstalin33 Premium
Good day to all. I'm currently working on my direction and brand. I have two directions I want to go with and wanted to know if they good. The 1st on is becoming self-employed as an Affiliate Marketer. The 2nd is make money while sleeping as an Affiliate Marketer. My brand can be legit trustworthy Affiliate Marketing. Can you guys please tell me what ya think about them.
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Kyle Premium
Well I think you could effectively target both topics within your niche. I would just narrow down your brand to something a bit more specific.

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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JediBuckSolo Premium
After reading this idea from [Nikkiholmes1] [So, I don't know about my Niche after reading the last training about direction but I have narrowed it down to helping single working mums make extra money?] While working on this 2nd website for my WA affiliate, what about my 2nd niche idea targeting towards Disabled People Making Extra Money? Since I am disabled myself.
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VitaliyG Premium
Both niche ideas work Michael and you use the story of how can still make money while disabled to promote WA since it does involve working online. This can be your about me page (bio).
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