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 just over $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 $235 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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zydegeaux Premium
Kyle, I am taking the Affiliate Bootcamp because I want to start marketing the Wealthy Affiliate along with a few other MMO products. Looking at the list of possible target audiences many people fit into more than one of those categories.

Are you saying to target one of those many targets listed? For example a middle class person might have a mortgage, want to quit his job and learn to make money online as well as be a baby boomer about to retire, have real estate investments as well as medical bills.

And you listed many other targetable categories within the MMO niche. At this point I am just seeking guidance, I am building a website I am calling Laptop Jobsite mainly because that is also the name of my domain.
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RDulloo Premium
hey Neil. I don't know if you'll get an answer from Kyle, but I would recommend that you try to be as specific to a niche as possible, but if it overlaps, then it's okay too! I guess it also depends on the products that you are reviewing, since mostly, the MMO niche would require you to do a lot of reviews.

This is my opinion and my thoughts, so I thought I would share.
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zydegeaux Premium
Why wouldn't something that appeals to retired baby boomers with lots of medical bills also appeal to a 40 year old office worker with a mortgage who fears downsizing and wants to quit his job? All of those are sub niches to the MMO niche. By the same token why wouldn't a recent college graduate who can't get a job in his chosen field not be just as interested. My nephew graduated a year ago in horticulture and can't find a horticultural job.
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SarahKerr1 Premium
It is unfair of you go offer students one course package, then when they believe their are making some kind of progress, you encourage them to upgrade, then they find themselves have to start from scratch once again. I have only been with you a few days, and already I am having regrets.
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MsJeanK Premium
You shouldn't have to start all over again, Sarah. What makes you think that you do?
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Pkizito1 Premium
I think Sarah is half way right
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MsJeanK Premium
Reach out to Kyle if you have any issues. I didn't have to start again when I upgraded and neither should you. Maybe there is a system glitch.
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will-ma Premium
Hie SarahKerr1, yes everyone is right you need to work through the training step by step. Try not to jump from one thing to another as it may confuse and overwhelm you. WA offers every thing you need but have clear goals that you set re: what you want to achieve. You can send a private message to Kyle if you have an issue - don't give up and work at a steady pace but consistently. All the best.
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Schermer Premium
Hi, I am wondering if really should post a Wealthy Affiliate review on my website because isnt it completely out of context to post that on a vegan protein powder themed one? And if yes, what can I write about to make my first review? A product ? The problem with that is that it seems very unaccurate because the only other post is my about me post.
I would be very grateful if someone could help me out here! :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this Bootcamp training course is for those who want to build a website about making money online and promoting WA.

If you have chosen your own niche subject, then you need to switch to the Online Entrepreneur course.
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Goldtooth Premium
On the other hand, I have seen websites promoting hiking trails, and then still have a page or post promoting WA without batting an eye. So it can be done if you don't feel it is crossing channels. Or you could actually start another site along side of your current one.
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PCohen1 Premium
Thanks Diane
I think I'll have to do the OEC 1st
The affiliate bootcamp will be option 2
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PCohen1 Premium
I hope that the Ambassadors agree with me on this
I have been looking at websites on Google possibly with Adsense
(I don't know for sure) but lots of them have ads on the sites that are nothing to do with the nature of the site.
Example if you are on a site for Supplements let's say some of the ads could be fo home and garden. Thats an example. I think if your ad is subtle you can get away with it.
Its an old sales thing you go shopping for 1 thing and come back with something you never intended to buy.
The other way that was suggested to me was to write a blog or Article on how WA trained me to create the website and slip it in somewhere.
Good luck
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as regards Google AdSense, it selects which ads to display, depending on who is visiting the site, and what they have recently been searching for. Each visitor to your site will actually see something different.

So, if I have recently been searching for car insurance, then AdSense will display ads relating to that, regardless of what the website I am visiting is actually about.
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MsJeanK Premium
I have deleted the Privacy Policy from the main menu and put it in the side bar but it is now appearing in both! I added and deleted it again to / from the top menu but it will not budge. Not desperate I suppose, but if anyone knows how to fix it that would be great.

Best,

Jean
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Kyle Premium Plus
Not a big issue here. You are in full control of these menus. You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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MsJeanK Premium
Ah ha! I just had to click 'manage locations' and that sorted it. Many thanks. : )
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XferComplete Premium
Feedback please?

Trying to decide between two choices for my website home title:

Success With Des - Personal Affiliate Mentor

and

Success with Des - Affiliate Marketing Mentor

One of them sounds a bit more personal, and the other sounds a bit more concise. What do you all think?

My website is one promoting WA.
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

What is the meaning of Des ?
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Warly10 Premium
And i think the 2nd one seems better
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XferComplete Premium
Hey there @Warly10! That is my nickname. My name is Destin, nice to meet you =)
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XferComplete Premium
Thank you for your feedback, @Warly10!
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Warly10 Premium
Ok great then.

Go for it. Wish you all the best

And nice to meet you as well.
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Amcphee1 Premium
Des
Welcom
i like the 1st one hits me personally yet they both good so go for it im sure it can be changed if later you don't think hey working ,,at the moment both good
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Goganmweb Premium
then go destiny your affilliate mentor! i would click i was looking
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Cerberus21 Premium
At the end of the day you have to be happy with your brand name. It was something I struggled with too. But if you like it that means other like minded individuals will like it too. Stay positive and keep moving forward.
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