What is a keyword?

It is a word or a phrase that someone types into a search engine. People use words or phrases to find things they are looking for online and there are BILLIONS of keywords out there.

As an affiliate marketer and here within Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to become an expert with keyword research and coming up with search terms that people type into search engines.

Here is a birds eye view of the process of SEO, from keyword to the money.

Importance of Keywords to Your Business

Keywords are instrumental in your business, they are the starting point of all of your rankings & traffic. Whether you are attempting to rank in search engines for FREE (through search engine optimization) or paying for traffic through pay-per-click, keywords are YOUR WAY of capturing highly relevant and engaged visitors to your website.

As an example, let's say that I am looking for the best affiliate marketing training online. I would most likely type in:

You could, in theory, target this very keyword with a page/post on your website and then rank for it in Google. When you get ranked in Google, your post will show up within the natural search results.

These are natural, SEO rankings. This would lead to traffic (people coming to your website) and then you could make such recommendations, like Wealthy Affiliate and earn commissions as a result.

That is how search engine optimization works, initially we are going to be teaching you how to get ranked through SEO (for FREE) but down the road in bootcamp you are going to learn how you can drive traffic to your website through paid avenues, like PPC and Facebook Ads.

What Tools Do You Need to Find Keywords

There are many keyword and research tools on the market. I have used pretty much all of them over the years, from Google's in house keyword tool to expensive keyword research platforms out there. None of them provided the data that I needed!

I found that most ended up providing useless, and often times, very inaccurate information.

Introducing Jaaxy, an affiliate and Internet Marketers dream research platform. Not only does it capture the data you need about a keyword, it does it in a very efficient manner.


DISCUSS VIDEO: Keyword Mastery, Keywords Are the Foundation of Your Success

Task 1: Create a FREE Jaaxy Account

Your first step today is going to be to create a Jaaxy account. It is completely free and it will only take a minute to set-up.

With a free account over at Jaaxy, you are going to 30 free searches which you can use to come up with your initial subset of keywords.

===> Create Your Free Account Here

This is keyword research and website analysis platform that was actually built by us, albeit a completely different company.

We simply never found a keyword research platform that did a good job and provided the data that we needed as affiliate/internet marketers, so we have spent the last 7 years building and refining Jaaxy to become what myself and 100,000's of other users believe to be the most useful tool in the industry.

**Note: If you are a Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate you get UNLIMITED access to our in house keyword tool, which pulls the same AMAZING data you get over at Jaaxy.

Task 2: Research and Find 5 Keywords Relating to Your Niche

When you get a grasp for keyword research, you are truly going to be in a position where you have TOO MANY keywords and not enough time. That is a good position to be in.

When starting out though, it might feel as though there is some sort of keyword scarcity. This feeling usually dissipates when you sit down to start performing some keyword research within your given target audience.

Again, each post you publish on your website is going to target a specific keyword. Then as you build out content targeting that keyword, you will start to get rankings, which leads to traffic and ultimately the driving force of your revenue.

START BROAD, Narrow Down.

My tendency is to start broad, and narrow down to something more specific. For example, I can search a term like "affiliate" in Google, and come up with a lot of ideas before I even commence my research in a keyword tool like Jaaxy.

When you type any term into Google, they offer you "Google Instant" results meaning that they will show you predictive results based on what you are typing. This is an incredible way to find new keywords.

Let's quickly look at the "affiliate" example. If you type this phrase into Google, it is going to give you a bunch of instant, predictions.

One search, I already have FOUR new ideas that I could plug into Jaaxy.

  • affiliate marketing
  • affiliate programs
  • affiliate definition
  • affiliate marketing canada

I can then continue typing and I will get more Google Instant predictive results.

I have another FOUR ideas, that I could now plug into Jaaxy. These terms are getting more narrow, and more targeted which is what we are after here.

I can then keep going. In this case, I am going to type out "affiliate marketing training". Here are the results in Google.

As you can see, another FOUR terms.

By typing literally THREE words into Google, I have come up with 12 brand new keyword ideas. These are keywords that I can then plug into Jaaxy and completely my keyword research.

To complete your research and derive AWESOME keywords, it is important though that you understand what type of keywords you are after here.

The 3 Criterion Your Keywords Must Meet

There are 3 qualifying factors for SEO when it comes to keyword research in Jaaxy or using the WA Keyword Tool. It isn't overly complex, so don't overthink these by any means.

You are going to be looking at traffic, competition and whether or not the keyword actually makes grammatical sense.

  1. Keyword must get SOME traffic. Ideally you will choose a keyword that gets over monthly searches.
  2. Under 100 QSR (Competition). This is ideal for a newer website, but as you start to build out your site it is completely fine to target keywords that are under 200 QSR.
  3. The keyword must make sense. If the keyword phrase could not be used in a proper sentence, then chances are you shouldn't use it. It must be grammatically correct.

If it meets this criteria, then you are good to go and this keyword is a winner. Let's look at a sample search here in Jaaxy I did for "affiliate marketing training".

As you can see, one simple search has yielded many keywords that fit this criteria.

You are going to be creating all of your posts moving forward based on the premise of keywords. Each page or post on your website will be targeting a brand new keyword and through time and as you build out your website, this can lead to an incredible amount of traffic and revenue.

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2. Create a FREE Jaaxy.com Account
3. Research & Find 5 Keywords Relating to Your Audience


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Stuart777 Premium
Hi folks,

Just wanting to define my niche here. I want to combine a site that helps people with network marketing and affiliate marketing. So I'm guessing an "earn money from home" type site, that helps the potential visitors, with questions and tips, if I add a bit of self development to the site, does the community think this would be too much?

As I really want to add value to the market. Would really appreciate the feedback.
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Kaidur Premium
Hi Stuart, not at all. I have a somewhat similar goal for my website as well. As I want to talk about Self-development, Motivation, Positive Mindsets, even project into mental health a bit. My market is rather board as I do want to dabble on travelling, self development, photography, drones, passive income, blogging etc. I am stuck though on whether to do this all on one website or multiple websites.

Sorry rabbled a bit there. But no I don't think it is too much as long as you can link them together (internal link) through your post then it might even reach more potential visitors.
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nrollins84 Premium
I'm trying to brand myself as an HONEST VOICE amongst all the bad information out there. I have one site started along my own niche, which is beginner's fitness, and my domain (and brand) is honestfitnessadvice.com. I'm trying to carry that over into this line, and went with honestpassiveonlineincome.com. Any thoughts on this? Yay or Nay?
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apollobay Premium
Sounds great!
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nrollins84 Premium
Thanks!
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clayco Premium
can someone help me. i'm lost i apparently did my first website but the theme i was checking out somehow said that it was the one i wanted when all i was trying to do was make it bigger so i could see it. now it says i've set up my first website but when i go to it , it shows not found. how do i correct the mistakes on my first website. i'm lost!!
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MozMary Premium
ok, you've got two free websites so always room to start again :)

have you gone into siterubix>sitemanager and take a look to see if you have a website there, if you have one built you will see it and can log in. If you don't want that one you can delete it. Scroll down the page.

to build a free website go into the bright blue button again, SiteRubix in your left menu and click on SiteBuilder
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Mila24 Premium
I must be overthinking it but I'm having a really hard time getting started. I could not think of a niche so I decided to promote Wealthy Affiliate instead. However, isn't this already saturated? I'd hate to "compete" with fellow WA members. Would it be best for me to perhaps start a site about different ways to make extra income such as Uber, Doordash etc and include WA? Stuck at the starting line.
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nrollins84 Premium
You've hit the nail on the head, so to speak. That is basically what this whole "system" is about: Relations. The type of work that we are learning here (affiliate marketing) is a way of making of making extra money, just like Uber and Doordash. So anyone searching for information on how to get started making money as an Uber driver could conceivably also be interested in making money as an affiliate marketer. Your direction with such a theme would be based around the idea of earning extra income, and literally ANY means of doing that would fit. Does this help?
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Jasser Premium
Hi, All

I have a small problem.Prior to starting on the Affiliate Bootcamp course, I had made some design and pages, that was already done.
So following the Affiliate Bootcamp, phase 1, lesson 9
It is underlined in big, that I have to post my article as a post.

So I figured I had to follow the course and went to find a plugin that could convert my page to post. I did that without any hassle, but after I had converted my main page to a post, the design was gone and it comes up as a normal post. With the design, I mean that when entering my web page before, you would see a header with sliding text, but that is gone now.

The post is tagged as frontpage since it was the front page I converted.

Anyone know how to work around this problem?

Thanks

Jasser
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MozMary Premium
maybe use the pen icon to ask this question to the community so more people can see it, maybe also ask marionblack, she customizes things all the time
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Kaidur Premium
I have to ask, is it too early to be reviewing WA as a first post?

I mean if I want to build trust with my readers.

I could break this into Part 1 (Getting Started), Part 2 (Built Website and tools available), Part 3 (First Referral/First pay from WA)

I don't know, I guess I'm a little stuck on what to say with out duplicating what everyone else has written.

Again my opinions would be my own.

Just wondering if anybody else has that trouble?
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Mila24 Premium
I was wondering the same. I like how you broke it down into parts. Great idea!
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nrollins84 Premium
I'm relatively new to WA, but after searching for online marketing training for so long I've come across enough review sites that I might be able to help you with this. Instead of trying to break your review down into multiple parts, just do a single review post on it. Look around the internet and see how other review sites are doing it. Any search along the lines of "make money online reviews" will get you what you're looking for. See how others do it. I haven't really run across too many review sites that go into a lot of detail on the program. The idea is to review the program in broad terms to get the reader interested enough to click through. If you break it down and go into a ton of detail you're not really creating a review site, but rather a how-to site. If how-to is your goal I suppose that could work, but again, too much information (teaching) and that don't need to click through and you don't get the referral. Is that at all helpful, or did I ramble too much?
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Kaidur Premium
Hey thank you for the reply, I did consider whether it was the right thing to do to break it into parts. I guess I'm trying to be a little different to what other WA reviewers are doing. I'm also not a very good writer so it probably have a lot of grammatical error as well not a good flow.

It's definitely something to think about. I'm just not sure how I want to direct my audience. Or maybe this is bigger and harder than I thought it would be.
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Mhellbusch Premium
i work at a Veterans Hospital (which is full of a lot of co-workers who have become my friends. early next year this hospital is moving to a nearby town...closing up shop...of course we are all "invited" to make the move too but many of us will not due to the drive, their homes/familys are here, etc..THESE ARE PRIME CANDIDATES FOR THE PROGRAM!! They all know i am testing the waters with finding an online income, and ask me about it often. i do not know how to peak their interest and "get them involved" (they are all wanting something!). there is no time like the present!! when they inquire about 'how is the "income online quest" coming? all i say is "its going and its promising, an not a scam" (they also know i have been burned and cheated out of lots of $$)...how should i proceed?
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Surfdude123 Premium
Lol. The VA hospital. If you can work there you can do this. Minus the red tape.
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Mhellbusch Premium
every question and educational lesson that i have seen about building a niche, is all about promoting making $ online (which is what we all want to accomplish!) soo is that what i should be focusing on too?.. promoting 'making $$ on line. is this everyones 'niche'? maybe thats the only way to make $$? help!
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RKiuttu Premium
In my opinion, two most important criteria for choosing niche:
1.Your interests
2.Money-making potential
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MozMary Premium
you have a choice, you could do a blog or any type of site you like, it is just that there is an opportunity with an audience to sell to them, most of them are looking for products, even if I'm looking for information on how to fix my gallbladder I then need to go buy the right herbs, you see how it works? But you could provide any type of site you like.

You happen to be in Affiliate Bootcamp here, there is another training called Online Entrepreneur which is more general, it's the green button Get Started Here in the left menu.
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As a regular WordPress user, if you use the free version, you don't have access to plugins. If you have a domain and you use WordPress as your platform you can use the plugins. My question is, as a free member, of WA can we chose any plugins that WordPress provides OR only the ones that WA provides?
Thanking you in advance for any replies.
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MozMary Premium
hi, just type the plugin you are looking for in the add new plugins box and see if you can get it on the free sites

there are two plugins provided on all WA sites as they are considered important, but other ones can be added

starter/free membership has less plugins available to them than the premium

certain plugins are not compatible with the hosting here eg jetpack, and other ones are not necessary eg those on spam are no longer necessary here
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Thanks for the reply. The reason why I asked is that there are some plugins that are quite helpful.
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PMurray1 Premium
Help!!! Once again, the pen icon "Ask a Question" option has refused to work for me. I followed the instructions for building a website contained within Lesson 3 PRIOR to watching the video. Then the video discussed and demonstrated all of the steps that I had just followed. So do I have a website setup or not? When I tried to login, it took me to a page that did not look anything like a website. Plus, I prefer to use my own password that I will remember, not the mishmosh that I saw on the screen. I feel lost in space here. I don't know if I have a website or not. Also, there was a message that I had set up a website on October 3rd. I do not recall taking any such action on October 3rd or anytime prior to today.
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MozMary Premium
oookay, this looks interesting :)

so these sound like free sites?

1. the password thing, we can change it but until you get the hang of logging in it is ok to just use the login button and not worry about it, most people don't change them
2. yes the thing you see when you log in does not look like a site, it is your dashboard and what you installed is what your site will look like when you fill it in with content and pics

if you play around with the menu on the left and don't skip any lessons Kyle will show you how to navigate the dashboard, one of the options top of the menu is to 'visit site', it still won't look like a site - the course will have you adding pages soon, then images, you have to learn about menus, and stuff

you are allowed two free sites, you could just go into sitemanager and delete them and start again if you've no content
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HPresch1 Premium
I am struggling to choose my domain. I want my audience to be people who want to replace their job/salary with an online income. Should my domain be a variation of choose your own hours, make your own hours, set your own schedule? I have messed around with tons of variations and haven't found one I want to commit to. I'm stuck! Please help
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Hi Heather, did you try out using the free keyword tool?
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HPresch1 Premium
I did. I have some ideas just nothing that feels awesome. Maybe I should just go with one and make it work. I think I get to hung up on the first step. I want to find the perfect domain name. Thanks for your response!
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Just something that makes sense and as closely related. It doesnt have to be perfect. Important is to get going and you can always create another when you have become familiar with all the steps. There is a lot more to learn n deal with. Dun get to hung up with the name else you will not make much progress. Cheers!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Heather!

You're over thinking this. Remember, Google was a nonsense name until the company made it a brand. You will make your domain name a brand too by posting lots of articles about your niche.

Also, the people you want to attract to your website, people who want to replace their jobs, etc, will be attracted to your site because of the content, not the domain name.

It's more important to have a domain that is easily remembered. Your website could be Heather.com and if you write articles that help people replace their job, those people will come to your site.

Gary
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HPresch1 Premium
Thanks Gary. I really do know that I am overthinking it. I have a couple of hours right now and I'm just going to go for it!! Wish me luck! Geez - my heart is beating faster just thinking that I now have to commit to a domain!
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HPresch1 Premium
Thanks! I truly appreciate the encouragement.
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HPresch1 Premium
So, from an incredibly long list I narrowed it down to 10 and finally three.
optimizeyourearning.com
getfreefromthegrind.com
dreamjobsociety.com

Thoughts?
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Maddy55 Premium
No worries about naming your Domain, your website can be named something different from your Domain. Domains are cheap, you only pay for them once a year. I chose to name my website and domain the same and also picked an email address to match it. It is exciting and scary to begin if you've never done this before. Keep at it, and before too long, you will be amazed how much you have learned!
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HPresch1 Premium
Thank you. You are right, both exciting and scary!
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hwarren126 Premium
My friends,

I have set up my About Me and Privacy Policy pages without using the Site Content function described in this lesson. I am not dissatisfied with either, but I would like to transfer what I have to these templates. Do I need to recreate the entire page or can I just transfer what I have to these templates?

I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your help!

Harry
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StevenEsser Premium
The SiteContent platform is there to make writing easy and just from within the WA website. It is not a requirement to use that system.

Content you have already written through your Dashboard on WordPress, doesn't need to go through SiteContent again. Leave them as they are and just write your next post on SiteContent.
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ccapri Premium
Privacy Policy? Where would that be? Is it something I should address?

Christy
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FeltonT Premium
Hi, CCapri,

Are you building your website through the WA Platform? And what training are you participating in?
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MozMary Premium
yes, it is one of those formalities to get out of the way

there is a template in site content for it and follow along the training on it too
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FeltonT Premium
Hey, Folks. It's me FeltonT and have some advice for all of you guys that are brand new to online marketing...This is not meant to discourage anyone by no means whatsoever.

Now, I've noticed a pattern and it is that I see a lot of members putting the cart before the horse. So to speak. Meaning that a lot of you guys can eliminate a lot of confusion and despair if you would stop focusing on the money and start focusing on the training.

Listen...I know all to well about wanting to be a successful internet marketer. But you have to understand tha basics in anything first before you will ever understand the advanced technology or techniques.

Again if you are new to this please start at the beginning and go through the Getting Started Modules first. You will save yourself from heartache and quiting.

Affiliate Bootcamp is not Going anywhere. But if you don't go through the process and learn the system the way that it has been designed. You won't get anything from it.

I hope this helps someone to get back on the right track.

Stay focused and be blessed.

Felton T.
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EandMs Premium
I've seen that too. I have two sites already started and I just enjoy writing. I know the money will come later.

Thanks for the post

Eric
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Smart
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KingEvric Premium
Hey I'm doing most of this from phone
I don't have a pc/laptop now,but I also don't want to be on a stand still
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JohnSepac Premium
Great advice Felton
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FeltonT Premium
Hi, KingEvric. There are alternatives to not having a PC or Laptop.

1. You could get yourself a Library card and use the Computers T your local Library.

2. You could get something like a Kindle Fire for about 49.00 bucks at Amazon http://amzn.to/2xBMOGy and this would give you a larger screen to work with.

Believe me, I know how hard it is to try and get work done on a website with a smartphone. I hope this helps.

Stay focused and be blessed.

Felton T.
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JVanAndel Premium
So when I go to realdealaffiliate.com, it doesn't give me any information. It simply gives me links and buttons to go to WealthyAffiliate.com. It is a little off-putting, because here I am not seeing any content. Am I missing something? Or am I just not far enough in the training to find out how that works?
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Djefferds Premium
realdealaffiliate.com is what Kyle uses for examples.
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JVanAndel Premium
Well I know that lol, I just thought if I went to the site, I might find some content shown in the training. But like I said, I'm not very far in the training so there's probably some things I haven't reached yet.
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LonRosser1 Premium
I am having trouble deciding which direction to start with, internet marketing thru a niche or promoting WA as an affiliate.
I do have a few interests that I could find a niche to market to but I also have a few friends and people I know who may be interested
in joining WA and building their own business.
So my question is should I build a web site to prmote WA, or just send my affiliate link to my prospects in an email and then focus on a niche untill I am making some money with that and then also build an affiliate site to promote WA?
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MozMary Premium
sounds like you answered your question at the end!

you are free to share your affiliate links and refer people to WA without having to build a bootcamp website - best to find an area for your website that you will really enjoy and like to master
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LArchibeque Premium
I am with you I am in the same boat can you start a affiiiate page first before a niche?
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LonRosser1 Premium
I think you can but Kyle recomends doing niche first
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frmcf Premium
Hi everyone, I just finished writing my 2017 Wealthy Affiliate Review as ask in my Bootcamp training. What I need to know do I add images before I publish and how do I go about putting images in my post. Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me. Frank :-)
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MozMary Premium
hi, if you used sitecontent then you can't add the images before you publish, you will have to edit your article inside your wp dashboard

there is an add media button at the top left of every page
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frmcf Premium
Hi Mary, Thanks for the info. I will go ahead and publish. Then I will try to put images in my post within my WP dashboard. I am wondering though, if I would have created my post with my WP dashboard could I of added the images then? Frank :-)
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MozMary Premium
yes, personally I use sitecontent for the motivation - see the ability to set goals in there for consistent publishing - also my wifi connection keeps breaking with my laptop and it is easy to lose content written to wp directly, otherwise you have to weigh up whether you want to write direct or to sc

when published from sc to wp, you now need to fill in your SEO details at the bottom of your page/post title and description, while in WP itself

this was the challenge I did, depends on how much motivation peeps need
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frmcf Premium
Thanks Mary, you have been a great help. I appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to help me. You have been the only one to respond to me and I really appreciate that. I wish you much success and the best of everything. Frank :-)
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M2PAC Premium
I'm a wry something all right this is a stupid site I do not know how to use this site and I do not preciate how it works because this is a stupid site that doesn't or approve mean nothing doesn't give me no earnings or nothing else but I just do not want to be a part of this this is sucks thank you and I would like to have a refund immediately
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Rwstretch Premium
Sorry, you feel this way, Judging by your grammar when you graduate preschool you might be ready for a career in affiliate marketing,

Ross
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MozMary Premium
you had a week free to try everything out, then you unlocked all the levels of training and now you want your money back - all $19 for all the levels of the training?

you should go to account settings down the left menu at the bottom and cancel membership

you can certainly talk to Carson, but you need to take responsibility that you bought a month's training and went in and opened all the training, if you don't know how to use the site then you ask - you could have found out in the first week if you liked it or not or if you could use it or not, you signed up, no one forced you
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sszabo1114 Premium
what you know is your own personal story and struggle and your willingness and courage to do something to improve your life! Your audience are those in your situation who are looking to get out of it....My story is also the same, 51 lost everything and starting over - no jobs out there for me so looking to make something happen myself through WA .....tell your story talk about the ups and downs but encourage action.
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Rwstretch Premium
Well said, my friend!
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WolfgangK Premium
I agree with this, as your own experience can easily be your best marketable skill.
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Rwstretch Premium
Couldn't have said it any better myself!
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hwarren126 Premium
My friends,

I am requesting your suggestions in refining my niche. My website for online business opportunities is pursue-freedom.net. I have not posted any blogs on this site yet.

Here are my vital signs: I will be 60 years old in a few months. I have been forced into an unplanned retirement due to eye problems for which I need a couple more surgeries. My work history falls into three categories - restaurant management, manufacturing shift supervision, and wheelchair transportation for the disabled and seniors.

I appreciate any and all suggestions.

Many thanks,

Harry
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AlexanderK Premium
Promote WA and other simmilar servises. Your target audience might be people that have retired before reaching a pention age, due to health issues
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hwarren126 Premium
Alexander,

Thanks a lot! That's my gut feeling, too.

Harry
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JVanAndel Premium
So I know the cost of living in California is pretty high, and unfortunately there is a pretty high crime rate. It's hard for someone on probation or parole to get a job, so I think my target audience will be to mostly young adults, people living on SSI/ disability, and people who just need a second chance. Does that seem like a good direction for my niche, or should i narrow it down more?
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AlexanderK Premium
I would say that this is a nice niche. I don't think you need to narrow it down more than young people who need a second chance. Thats a nice cause you want to support, while also geting a benifit for yourself.

Good luck !
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JVanAndel Premium
I appreciate that Alexander. I'm interested to see how this pans out. I already have so many thoughts running through my head as to how I am going to make it work. Here we go!
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KingEvric Premium
Forgiveness is a healing process
The power of second chance can greatly affect the community I encourage you to go for it
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Danleonhart Premium
My website theme I've chosen is called Trusted by uXL themes. The theme doesn't seem to allow anything on the side or any widgets in the side bar menu structure while trying to modify in the back office. I take it not every theme is the same? Should I move on and skip number 4 of this lesson?
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edkenny Premium
Hello, I am going to focus on the small business loan niche (merchant cash advance loans)- I have owned lending companies so I thought that would be a good niche for me... not really sure on how I would fashion a domain name then- if I'll be promoting WA to that niche? smabizloan____.com something like that? Thank you :)
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Initial $19 offer, Commission = $4
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$359/year, Commission = $87.50 recurring


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

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

**Note: on average 1:8 upgrade to yearly, depending..

Above posting,
I can receive the price per ONE premium refferal sign-up??
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MozMary Premium
I see you are premium so you will get the higher commissions at the premium rate

you can get this rate for all referrals, more than just one

see the airplane - people aim to get hundreds of referrals, but even just two will cover your membership in here

does this answer your question?

remember you can share your affiliate link on social media and in emails as well as on your website
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KingEvric Premium
Can someone help me with what is recurring and how the above system work
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rmfyiffa Premium
One of the keywords that came up in the video

Search <10 Traffic <10 QSR 35 Article Power 7.6 PPC 8.5

Both Search and Traffic above appear to be less than? Why?

QST is less than 100

What does the high Article Power & PPC rating mean?

What are the optimal rating for all 5 categories for one keyword?

And when would we ever use a keyword with a QSR over 100?
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MozMary Premium
use the search bar top center of the page to bring up some extra training on this eg boomergp08 has done a lot of training on this to answer all of those questions. Another member is jvranjes who also has done training on qsr and keywords
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MOkekearu Premium
Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to comment upon 'refining your niche'.
As a newbie to network and affiliate marketing, would anybody suggest that before you create a niche of your own that it might be worth building up traffic flow and stats and getting a bit of online affiliate marketing experience first before trying to run before you can crawl?

I don't know about anyone else, but honestly speaking from experience, you can have the most fantastic ideas and may be enthusiastic about starting a business and making money but still remain at the same position you have always been because you lack the know how.

What do you guys think?
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will-ma Premium
I would strongly suggest following the WA training methodically step by step. Remember the people here have been newbies at one time or another and know what works best for them to have designed the training as it is. Just take the required action and do not be overwhelmed by what you see inside WA - focus on what you need to learn step by step. Good luck!
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MozMary Premium
your niche is where you get your audience, it is what you write your content about, so getting traffic without content and an area of interest for your site is sort of putting the cart before the horse

this is bootcamp, so the niche here is defined, you may want to take a look at the other course if you are still deciding niche
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Colin1979 Premium
Hi all,

Really quick question. I've just started on my website and have gone with the free siterubix.com. The domain i'm looking for is available to buy and only $13.99 a year at the moment. Would you recommend going ahead and getting one straight away, or keeping working through the bootcamp?

Many thanks,

Colin
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AlexanderK Premium
I would finish the site and than bu the domain , in case i loose motivation, otherwise i don't think it matters
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Colin1979 Premium
Great, i'll do that. Thanks for the advice!
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rufat Premium
It's not an expensive purchase. I would recommend to buy a new domain because your site can get WAY higher rankings in Google than with a free siterubix site.
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UlfStorm Premium
Thank you for this advice. I am doing the bootcamp and have a siterubix page but for that small amount I felt its worthwhile to also have a .com domain to promote WA
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Colin1979 Premium
I'm thinking the same thing! I've broken it down....$13.99 is about €10 which is roughly 2 and a half beers. I was about to go to the bar, but have decided to stay in tonight which I have worked out to have saved me about €25! Therefore I can buy 2 domains :-)

Colin
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MozMary Premium
if that is the domain you are looking for then you ought to get it while it is still available

but if you are unsure about the name in any way then you do not have to buy an own domain name yet

any work you do to the free site is not wasted, it can be transferred to an own domain
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FayeGarner Premium
Okay so this part is a little bit confusing, so how do I add my email to my email?? What email should I be using with my email? Is from WordPress or from WA?

For instance say I have a hotmail account so I would put feliciagarner@wealthyaffiliate feliciagarner@affiliatemarketingonline????
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VitaliyG Premium
FayeGarner Premium
Oh my!!! That was so easy lol. At first I thought to myself, okay this is extremely hard but I actually see it. When I did it I went to see on my edit page of my website in WordPress and underneath it shows the SEO update and it shows my template of how it looks once the audience pulls up my web page. This is so awesome! I am shocked. I am glad I came to WA. Really I am!
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myunghkim8 Premium
For Referrals, Is it effective method to put business card to the peoples car window outside to let them know the WA existing and
let them to think about of their future internet marketing business? How do you think of my idea, then I have to put my identity? My ID is KIMBO7(SAME AS MYUNGHKIM8)
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MozMary Premium
they won't have your cookie, so you won't get commission that way, you have to use your affiliate link, and they may just search WA without writing a big long link in there
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Rwstretch Premium
If you need help at essentially not pressuring and dormant linking for WA based referrals Please add me up I can help you with some of the tools and tips I have discovered :)
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BTowey Premium
Sorry, I feel confused. I noticed in everyones review of WA they have all kinds of charts or graphs and pictures explaining WA. Did I miss the training on how to incorporate those into my review? I just finished Bootcamp phase 1 and I don't know how to include anything like that in my review.
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gcd Premium
Hi Brenda, you’re right in your observations but all that should come later in the training. However, if you look to the left of the page you’ll see the WA Affiliate Program. Select that and then along the top you’ll see ‘banners’. Select that and you’ll see what you’re looking for (I think)
Does that help?
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MozMary Premium
take a look at some of the resources in your airplane button top right of page
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Rwstretch Premium
Don't be pressured by these charts, In due time they can be a great tool but I think they can also detour people from what they need to be focusing on. Remeber the longer you are not making bank the longer you pay for WA on your own so please feel free to reach out
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I am excited. I completed the first course within 1 day. I am holding up on upgrade for now because I want to both experience and show those I invite that it is possible to earn as a free member. Once I see sales and commissions, I will record and share it. Than I will upgrade
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masonhugh Premium
I like that idea sir!
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sunshine11gg Premium
Well I have to say as I have switched over to the WA Affiliate program, I can see the potential here and I have to say I am on the fence. So here I can promote WA program and make revenue here, which seems to be the way to make money now as well as long term. Then continue to build my website, as I am learning everything else about building my website. So I can take my time and build my website up and learn in the process the best way to build my brand up. Is this correct?
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bmcginnis07 Premium
Yes, that's correct.

Basically, you want to keep adding content to your site and build credibility and trust. Once you've done that, then you can recommend products and services to the people that you serve.

It's a simple process but takes a lot of work to accomplish, but it's worth it. Good Luck!
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My sentiments as well. Take time and to do it right
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Sunshine,
You ask "Is this correct?"...well that is my take on it too. I switched to Bootcamp after completing the first course in Certification . I realised I could promote WA and receive good income. In fact I've received some income already. I recommended my daughter join, which she did and she loves it here, she upgrade to premium and now has a site up and running, indexed on Google too.

I have friends in mind I want to help, and frankly could send them here to WA without much more than chatting to them about WA and benefits I've received already. Now I've built the site thus far I will direct them to that...kind of a test run...and see if they will follow through from there.

Anyway...after all that...I really just wanted to say. From my point of view. It's correct and to go for it. I can't think of any better boost than to start earning income straight away.

Cheers James
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PHandley1 Premium
Yes Lina, I agree but the right questions must be addressed, sometimes people get into a mind set of failure and believe they can't rise above the failures. You could spend many hours
Helping someone who wants you to do the work for them. We must be ready to help I agree, but the old saying, you can give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, teach him to fish, he'll eat for lifetime.
I am agree Maddy, but I. Com is the #1promoted by many online training classes.
There is so much, info. here I know I have allot to learn. I thank all of you for your input.
Do we use sale funnels, capture pages and sale pages, or is the content as such as that it would be too difficult?
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Had joined WA for about 10 months. One of THE best online training programs I've taken. Affiliate Bootcamp is comprehensive step-by-step training. For those getting started, highly recommended you to complete the entire 7 phases, its worth your time and effort. The last 2 phases on PPC is already worth the program membership fee.
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romeo4831 Premium
Thanks a lot buddy for this precious information and opinion is well appreciate it for newbies like me.
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Hi Romeo,
I totally understand how you felt, getting scammed all the time. Trust me, you are not alone, I had my fair share. Had been hunting for a good affiliate program around 5 years and I can say WA is truly a place that provides real value for its training and incredible community. Soon I will be in my first year anniversary in WA..yeah! You need discipline to complete the entire Bootcamp and bear in mind, it takes considerable time and effort to succeed, so don't think it's going to be an overnight success. At the end, you'll learn and the knowledge is your asset. When you feel like giving up, think of your 2 princess...Don't ever give up! Let me know if you have any questions. I wish you all the best.
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romeo4831 Premium
Wow my friend your words almost made me cry and I am being 100% serious. Yes indeed I am not quitting or giving up. Yes I have paid back in the days so much money then ended up in debt because of cold hearted people that all the do is brainwash you and take advantage of your little knowledge about the internet. I learned the hard way. But nowadays I think and do my research before I sign up for anything and yes always thinking about my two little princesses. So far I couldn't find a bad review about this program so I decided to join for free then my second day went to monthly premium and the third day I went yearly premium I guess I am so excited about all this man. I want to keep the momentum going. Thank you very much for your kind words once again
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Wilfred2016 Premium
Romeo...Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! So glad my words "inspired" you. I have a little princess myself and I am kinda of doing this like a 'legacy project'..That's my source of inspiration..the BIG emotional WHY!

If you need any help, let me know. Stay motivated!
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romeo4831 Premium
That's awesome man what you doing. Like that expression legacy project. Good luck buddy and all the best for you. If I need some help I will definitively contact you thank you buddy
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exodus34530 Premium
I have built my first website...Hallelujah and so many thanks to Wealthy Affiliate....But now how do i get back in there to look at it..I have no idea of what to click or how to get into my website..i am still really learning my way around...Many Thanks...Wayne Green
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TerBelizeGal Premium
click the blue siterubix button on the left and then click site manager and you will see your site listed and then click log in. this will bring you to your admin panel. on the upper top left in the main menu i think second from the first button is a drop down menu that allows you to access your site. you can also just simply type in your website name in google and view it that way.
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Kyle Premium
You always access your websites from within the SiteManager:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Here is the direct link. :)
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marke475 Premium
Hi everyone, i just wanted to get some oppinions about my niche, i leaning towards quitting smoking through vaping, i myself am a ex smoker and quit though vaping, although i didnt quit per se, just a different method, but i feel a healthier method, but just wanted to see everyones thoughts on it, if this is narrowed down enough or is it still too broad?
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TerBelizeGal Premium
It seems like a good niche but i would use to the keyword tool to help populate ideas
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marke475 Premium
Thank you for your feedback, i did use the keyword tool and did get some ideas, but mostly vaping cheap,or sites that sell devices and jaaxy was the same too so im kinda stumped at the moment or which direction to go in now lol
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TerBelizeGal Premium
my husband vaped so i know a little about it. you can try brainstorming and putting in different categories about vaping such as best vaping mods, best vaping tank, best vaping juice, custard vaping flavors, etc etc,
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TerBelizeGal Premium
also vaping accessories and rdas
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bluemike Premium
I need help in choosing my direction. I'm following the lessons on Affiliate Bootcamp. I have experienced many MLMs companies and know how hard it can be to find prospect using the old chasing prospect and talking to everyone you know method. Would it be a good group to target? How would I target them? What brand could I create? Work Smart instead of hard. Anyone can bring more clarity on how I can create a good Brand?

Also, in order to start the next step which is creating my web site, how can finish choosing my direction and creating a brand without having access to the Keyword tool that seems available only for premium members? Is that intentional or should I have everything available to get started without it, maybe with Google Instant method?
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Rwohler1 Premium
I would recommend going thru the certification course. It explains your niche, using jaaxy, and other tools. The niche is what you desire, and as for for boot camp that is to be affiliate for WA which has much of the certification info in it. It would seem to me to put the tools to work on a niche before promoting WA to see and have your testimonial on the how all the facets of WA come together with a niche profit story to promote.
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bluemike Premium
If I understand correctly, you are saying that I should go through the Get Started certification first and choose a niche to test on instead of going through the Affiliate Bootcamp, correct?

In the Get Started Certification, Kyle mentioned to jump to Affiliate Bootcamp if I want to be in the money making niche or simply do not have an idea for a niche. This is what I intended to do. That's why I feel stuck because this niche being so competitive, I'm not sure about the angle or direction I should this aim for branding, domain name and keywords.
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Rwohler1 Premium
I did MLM for a number of years too. But, as for the niche you choose you could do boot camp and promote work at home/affiliate.. I'm fairly new to WA and I got half way thru boot camp. When it came to promoting testimonials is where I had a problem. I wanted my personal story and really didn't have on. So i built a site and learning how SEO works, social media site etc. I didn't have any experience in those area's so for me to promote a product i had to produce a product. Again that is for me and i had many ambassadors tell me to do the certification first. Remember this is your business, you promote what you want, and WA is a great resource for just about everything you want to do. I like it, i'm learning and i will promote WA in the near future.
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AlinDoru Premium
Great idea , I will pay atention my self to that too . Thank you .
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I guess i have a decision to make. Do I go into affiliate bootcamp or make my own website. I can't do both at this time because of all the training required and my brain wouldn't allow it. I have 3 days to work as much as I can before I make the decision to become premium. I have tried affiliate marketing before and when I got stuck no one would return my call/email. I paid a lot of money and had to fight to get it back. This program is much more affordable and I was actually at a affiliate marketing meeting for MOBE and google liked WA better. What a relief off my shoulders. I am excited and seeing how far affiliate marketing has come is awesome. Thanks for doing this the right way. I will have a lot of questions and the few I have asked already have been answered. Much appreciation here in Az

Annette
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Danleonhart Premium
You're in good hands Annette. Support is here all the way pretty much 24/7. So ask away for any concerns you may have. But here's a helpful tip that can't be emphasised enough by WA veteran members. Sometimes information you obtain can be misleading when interacting with the community, so make sure you get accurate and reliable information.
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Danleonhart Premium
Btw, in response to your initial question, bootcamp or certification. Choose and focus on only 1. And you are right, it would be unwise to take on both at the same time. Choose a path and excel on that.
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Rwstretch Premium
Fundamentally, Start with sustainability. The referral system is a great took to become more involved within the community and thus learn more about the inner workings of the system. I think too many think they need to have a site off the ground immediately when in reality. Deligating time in pieces to all areas with benefit you greatly
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JHargrove9 Premium
I thought I built a website. Chose my domain, title for my website, and selected a theme. I want to preview my website but I cannot locate it. A page did come up with the url but it was blank. Then I received a message that I need to register my domain. I previously chose a free domain. Then the domains of choice come up with prices for each one. I am confused at this point. Do I need to pay?
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EdibertoJr Premium
dont forget to save after you build a website. you can chose or buy for your own domain name.
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SZev Premium
I'd contact support. They'll be sure to square you away: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Maddy55 Premium
You may not have saved it? Yes, Support is where you need to go next.
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JC01 Premium
I am building my site to promote Scrum Courses on Line. Scrum is a agile methodology for project management. I am Authorized Training Partner.
So I hope ta make a blend between these courses and WA affiliate program. Yes I would promote WA affiliate program in my site and also while I am delivering the courses.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in that direction. ;)
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NWTDennis Premium
Ok, I understand why the ABOUT 'Page' is published as a Post ... to encourage visitor engagement. But we want this content to be a Page in our Main Menu ... right? As a Post, it will go to our blog roll.

Can I assume the training about Creating a Custom Menu will show us how to place the About Page in the Menu?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you will be learning how to add this into your menu. :)

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

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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jknapp Premium
im curious if i pay for the services here i have couple questions

1. the domain and web sites do they help you get them running as i am new to this whole thing and setting domain names and websites

2. approximately how long does it take to start seeing returns in investment

3. with these are we allowed pay per click links in our articles

4. if i set aside enough time where i can be successful will i really be successful here. im not looking for the standard answer here i want it straight.

these are my concerns i have right now as i been out of work for a month now and have paid for other services that seem to go nowhere i spend days just trying to understand what they are trying to teach. i cant keep investing money if there is nothing coming in. i have 4 boys and a farm to take care of. so i cant afford to not be making money relatively soon
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AlexanderK Premium
1. Follow the certificatoon courses they are going to help you set up your web site and domains from 0 to the top. If you follow the instructions you should be fine

2.It entirely depends on you, know that it won't happen overnight. The sooner you make a nice website and join affiliete programs or create a service of your own the better

3.You are allowed to put any form of monetizing in your sites you like (you will get your all questions of this kind answered once you finish certification course number three)

4.You could be sucsessful here and in all other places whitch offer affiliate programs.

By the way i am just a random member of the community here if you are wandering :) . Nothing is arranged , i just happened to see your question. (that was my main concern when i joined thats why i'm telling you this)
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AlexanderK Premium
PS: It won't be easy to be successful in online marketing, but is entirely possible
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jknapp Premium
thank you for that i appreciate it
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MozMary Premium
remember you can choose any niche you like, and there are many ways to make money with the training here

see if you like it, test drive the free sites, see the special offer first month $19 unlocks all the training - that's a good deal right there

and then notice there are ways to bring that monthly membership way down in price by going yearly, comes down to $29 per month and two referrals can see you in here for free

it is building a business, that takes time whether in cyber space or on the ground, and it's about taking opportunities

average success people are reporting solid income to replace a job inside a year but it is not a get rich quick thing and not everyone achieves that

extreme success take a look at domw's profile for some inspiration as to how you can use your skills, and then look at nathaniell's profile, he made $10,000 a month on his site inside 18 months - had he given up in the first few months he would not have seen results - however - he works hard and is talented -we all need to have at least one of those things on board ;)
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amexrn Premium
I am done with Phase 1 and I've completed this in 7 days. Wooh :D. It may not be very fast but to think that I had the whole month of April and May before I cancelled my subscription and I didn't accomplish what I've accomplished since I resubscribed last Sept 21 until today. Come to think of it, it's very simple, just a matter of coming here and doing what has to be done. I am happy just like that photo of mine, smiling to myself and everyone. There is a sense of pride and achievement. I am grateful. Thanks Kyle for the lessons. I've learned a lot. Greetings, Arline
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Colin1979 Premium
Afternoon all,

I'm just trying to define my brand. The main think that drives me to create my own online business is to be be able to just travel with my laptop and the freedom it brings. As a skier and surfer I was thinking of targeting the whole laptop lifestyle market, travelers, endless summer seekers etc. Would love some opinions on this!

Thanks,

Colin
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kevinmj Premium
This is a great way to brand you especially if you can show the places you travel to whilst building and promoting your online business. Go for it! :)
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EOPolini Premium
Sounds great, you could write about all those things you love to do and promote the business that allows you to do them!
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jamesvergel Premium
My niche is doing it your self-pest control without hiring a professional. my google analytics is telling me I'm getting 500 users per day but I'm not getting any click to my Amazon affiliate links I need to work on my call to action and my content needs to get better. I'm thinking of making videos of me talking on each page and some posts.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I am working on my content too! Analytics i need more concentration on!
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Shannonkamal Premium
Doing videos do add more i belive in the pest control arena. i like that idea actually maybe thats what im missing
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MozMary Premium
Hi, are you taking the online entrepreneur course, [Get Started Here green button] that one is for other niches and will help you more than bootcamp for pest-control
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Lhayes1 Premium
Hi all;
Big deal for me, I'm on phase1 lesson7 in bootcamp. when I picked my domain i ended up with retirement-incomes.org., in the meantime I've learned a lot and want to start over. Do I just errase all and start over (with a .com) or is there other things I must be aware of?
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VitaliyG Premium
A .com is ideal as are named without dashes, but in your case, it's OK to keep the current domain name Leon if you want to. I wouldn't really erase anything, unless you have content on your site already. I'd just re look at the lessons and if necessary add/change according to what you want on the site (or make another site and start fresh).
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Rwohler1 Premium
I would keep that website, and create a second with what ever domain you can come up with.. Just fix your current domain key word it.. put 2 brands in the fire and track how the each perform. Oh try out a couple different site formats.
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Lhayes1 Premium
Thanks Vitaliy, I'm going to start fresh with my new .com, think it will be a lot easyer to work with. (Jaaxy is the smartest thing I've done)
thanks again
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Lhayes1 Premium
Hi Rwohler, I'm keeping that site on the back burner and starting fresh, thanks for your help. following you
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JohnM68 Premium
I would like help refining my "Affiliate Bootcamp" niche.

In particular, I would like to help people achieve an independent income so they can "retire" from "real" jobs and ***live and travel anywhere in the world that they choose.***

These people would not necessarily be "retirement age"...perhaps they retire early with this opportunity.

My plan is to start making decent money with the help of WA, then eventually retire to the Philippines. My profession for ten years was "online poker player" and I spent three years in the Philippines (because I could!). They were the best three years of my life, and it was like a constant vacation, even when I was "working".

So I would like to help others achieve that kind of freedom (while at the same time achieving it for myself!).

How can I express this niche succinctly?
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AlexanderK Premium
Those are nice goals. If you show the people you really want to help them , than they will surely trust you.
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nathaniell Premium
Maybe something about "retire abroad" would work! myretirementabroad.com is still available, but you can use many tricks to get something similar to retireabroad.com (which is taken)
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JohnM68 Premium
What about something along the lines of:
onlinehobo.com
theonlinehobo.com

They might convey what I trying to achieve, but maybe don't sound quite authoritative enough?
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Idalia Premium
I do need help refining my niche and direction, I wanted to help new affiliate because I lost so much money and time already it will be nice if I could help at least one person to do it the right way and I also want to make money as an affiliate
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busybeaver Premium
I suggest following the Affiliate Bootcamp training because you already have something to promote "Wealthy Affiliate" and any other products that are similar. That is what I am doing.
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PhilDumont Premium
Hi,
Lets say I want to target people of a certain age (45+) that are looking for second revenue to complement their actual revenue.
And lets say that I have a certain number of keywords that are good and related to this niche.
How do I choose my website name? What determine what is a good name?
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boomergp08 Premium
Your website name can be anything you want it to be. It does not need to contain a keyword if you do not want. The choice is yours. It will not effect your rankings.
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Leonstuart Premium
Extremely well put together video regarding how to write a review. I already had a brief idea of how I wanted to structure my own reviews and its very similar to whats been shown.

Being able to mind map all my ideas and things I want to talk about throughout the review before actually writing makes perfect sense and provides structure, taking away any procrastinating thoughts as I know exactly what I need to be focusing on. Its kind of like setting small goals throughout life. You have something to aim for.
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VivienneJoy Premium
I have my direction but am wondering about a website title. Should the website title be related to the direction. It seems so long. Is it better to just have a catchy title that I like? Is it the articles within the site that get the traffic and not the title? I think I maybe answered my own question.... ?
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BarbaraS1 Premium
i think having a short title that stands out a little bit helps to catches the eye of people
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VivienneJoy Premium
Thanks. I'm going to go with the short title.
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