Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are interested in ONE thing. The most relevant content.

If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.

The thing that most people stress about is being a "writer", you DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online.

You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member. And if you put the emphasis on helping people, you are going to be able to build trust, which is going to lead to long term and sustainable success online.

SiteContent, a Writer's Dream Platform

As both a Starter/Premium member, you have access to the SiteContent platform here at Wealthy Affiliate. This platform offers you some incredible features as a writer that will lead to more efficiency, accuracy, and speed with your content creation.

You can access the SiteContent platform through the SiteRubix menu.

SiteContent offers you some unbelievable features that are going to make your life as a "blogger" much more efficient.

  • 100's of critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Duplicate content checker
  • Automated publishing directly to your website
  • Writing goals and accomplishments
  • SEO analysis and checks
  • Content structure analysis
  • Ability to template content
  • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions

This is where you are going to be creating all of your content moving forward. You will be setting writing goals and leveraging the "feature rich" platform for writing. If you are worried about your writing skills, the SiteContent interface is going to help you understand where you are making writing errors and help you correct them in a very efficient manner.

It is going to be your go to writing tool moving forward and it is exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate members only!

I have created a little walk-through of SiteContent, showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it.


DISCUSS VIDEO: Creating Your Initial Framework of Content

Task 1: Creating Your "About Me" POST

To establish a brand online in any niche, you need to build trust with your audience. The best way to initially do this is through an "about me" style page. Every successful website will have some information about their brand, who they are and why they want to help people.

Your first task today is going to be to create your About Me page and you are going to be doing this directly within the SiteContent platform.

Within your Templates tab, you are going to see that you already have the framework for your About Me page already outlined.


Simply click on the About Me template and it will take you into the SiteContent editor. This is where you will be creating your content for your About Me page.

The first thing you are going to want to do is choose a title that is appropriate for your about me page. There are several options that I suggest you choose from in terms of your naming convention.

  • About Me
  • About NAME (ex. About Kyle)
  • About SITE (ex. About Real Deal Affiliate, About RDA)
  • About Us

The most natural and the option that I have always used because I feel it resonates and creates the most trust is "About Me" or "About Kyle", because it is the most direct. It feels like I am here for you and I am here to help (which is the case with every site I create).

Then you will want to populate the content. Do know that this is just a guideline, as you edit this post you can add new headings and of course you are in full control of the content and your story.

This is not a rigid exercise here, you are YOUR OWN brand and you can build out your content in any way you like, but this will give you a good guideline here.

After your are done doing this you will be click the Publish button in the right corner, just above your editor. This is going to allow you to publish directly to your website (see below).


Upon clicking Publish, you will get a pop-up that will allow you to choose how you want to publish the content. This is a 4 step process.

Step 1:Choose your website to Publish to. In this case it will be my "realdealaffiliate.siterubix.com" website.

Step 2: Choose "Post", not a "Page". The reason is all POSTS allow for comments on them and this is a page on my website where I am going to want to allow people to leave comments and feedback. Pretty much every article you publish moving forward will be done so as a "Post".

Step 3: Choose the user. If this is a new site, you will likely only have an Admin user. That is fine, choose that as your user.

Step 4: Choose the URL plug. Leave it "as is". You shouldn't need to change your URL plug, this is something that you can leave.

The Click Publish. Upon doing so, SiteContent is going to run a duplicate content check, and then publish the content to your website. Since you wrote your About Me page it will be 100% unique.


Task 2: Adding Your "Privacy Policy" PAGE

All major affiliate programs and all advertising platforms require that you have a "Privacy Policy" on your website. This is a formality more than anything and it is very much a standardized document.

You are going to want to load up the Privacy Policy Template from your templates.

Upon doing so, you will get a standardized Privacy Policy page. You are just going to need to make a few edits within the content to update this Privacy Policy and make it relevant to your website.

Change YOURDOMAIN.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com. There about 10-11 instances of this that you will need to update within the Privacy Policy.

Then you will want to change:

Change YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com => Your Email Address

This could be any email you want, you could even create a free gmail account for the purpose of this. Or if you don't feel comfortable leaving your email at the moment, this can be something that you provide to people at a later date.

Upon updating the YOURDOMAIN.com and YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com to your website details, you will want to Publish the Privacy Policy to your website.

Publish as a Page.

The reason you want to create this as a Page, not a Post is because Pages don't allow for comments. You don't want people commenting on your Privacy Policy, whereas you are going to want to allow for comments and engagement on the rest of your website (as it is good for rankings).

**Note: Your Privacy Policy is duplicate content because it is a stand document. SiteContent is going to warn you about this when you attempt to publish, and that is completely fine. Publish anyways, we are going to be blocking the search engines from seeing this.

After you publish your Privacy Policy, you are going to want to log into the back office of your website (Wordpress Admin area) through the SiteManager or through SiteContent. When you are within the editor for this page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the following settings.

Check off the Robots Meta NOINDEX and the Robots Meta NOFOLLOW. These will make sure this page (which is all duplicate content) does not get indexed in Google. The Privacy Policy is the ONLY page you want to do this for as it is duplicate content.

Task 3: Create a Menu

Your next task is going to be setting up your initial navigation on your website. The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward, which is why we want you to create a Custom Menu and understand how to use them right from the outset of your business.

Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and ultimately your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step here.

I have created a video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.


DISCUSS VIDEO: Creating Custom Menus and Navigation

There are a few simple steps to creating a custom menu. The first thing you need to understand is where to find the Menu management section within your Wordpress admin area.

Under the Appearance, click the Menus sub heading.

This will take you to the custom menu creator. Under the left tabs, you are going to see a Pages section. Posts are not added to your navigation by default, so you are going to need to click the Posts tab and it will show a list of your Posts.

In this case, we have only create the About Me page. Click the check box associated with that, and then click the Add to Menu.

**Note: Most themes by default will add Pages to the top menu, but if you don't see your Privacy Policy within the Menu Structure section, you will need to add that.

Your About Me page has now been added to your menu structure.

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like, i this case I am going to add my About Kyle pager above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website.

Under Menu Settings, I am also going to make the Display location, Main Menu. Check this box as this will put this menu as your main navigation at the top of your page. Upon doing this, click the "Save Menu" button and you are set.

For example purposes, here is what my live website looks like with my newly updated menu.

We are all set here. You have accomplished A LOT in this lesson alone. You have not only set up your initial content framework on your website, you also have your initial navigation set out. Nice work!

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2. Create Your About Me POST
3. Create Your Privacy Policy PAGE
4. Create Your Initial Menu Structure


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unshakable Premium
Coming from the construction business I would like to target construction workers. Many of them what to get off their hands and knees and find something they can do as they get older. That is happening to me.

What Im getting stumped on is choosing a name for the website.
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I want to make my niche for mainly students who want to go for an alternative route e.g making a business and feel college/university isn't for them because it may be too expensive or they feel it won't get them living the ideal lifestyle etc.
Is this niche any good?
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CCRider77 Premium
College time is not an important time in anyone's lives in the bigger picture aspect.

In college you have little money (debt, loans), housing, meals, friends, medical coverage, low taxes.

What about Millenials who have been working since 1996 (16) and are now 37 they're looking for retirement options now since SS, SSDI, Medicare ain't gonna be around.

Focus on working people, not college students, they don't work and therefor don't have 'surplus' income.

Working people do, especially those who are told about a way to 'make money now, and into retirement'.

Once the 'college people' start to work (2020 +) then focus on them.

I don't get why people pick on these people, they don't have money, they have debt.

Debt doesn't buy affiliate products, disposable income does! Who makes disposable income?

People who make over 35,000 a year, not someone on minimum wage, they ain't getting past the poverty line and neither will a site that targets this group.

Sorry for the long reply, but college students are not an ideal group to market to.

Working people are that's why we target them.

Anyway just my thoughts as I have experience in this field. However feel free to seek out the advise of others and come to your won thoughts and conclusions.
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Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it. Your suggestion sounds very good and I will definitely take it into consideration as I'm creating my niche
Thanks a lot
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dolrah Premium
As a secondary teacher (Mathematics) substituting in the second largest public school system in the USA, I preach to students the value of picking up a vocation (motor cycle master mechanic, plumber, air conditioner engineer, vocational nurse, electrician, etc. ) during pursuit of the educational 'Holy Grail' (college degree) that a large percentage of them will not obtain.

Often use myself, and fraternity brothers, who pursued vocational careers (plumbers, electronic field engineer,etc.) after stints in professional arena (CPA, retail management, etc.).

Pressure/competition on them to obtain college degrees is greater than it has ever been upon any previous generation.
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Thanks for the response.
Yh I definitely agree with the high pressure to get degrees nowadays. So maybe targeting working people who are aspiring for owning there own business would be the best idea
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roumouv Premium
I want to be 100% certain that I understand the process I am about to take before building my website. So, please provide me with some input. I am a premium member and I want to host my domain name with WA. However, I would prefer my domain name to read something like "mydomainname.com" and not "mydomainname.siterubix.com". Do I select in step "On a Domain I own" or "On a Free Domain"?
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leoemery Premium
To have your own domain (mydomainname.com) you need to buy a domain name first, then you can host and build your site here. You can buy your domain name through the WA
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MozMary Premium
you can buy the domain in the siterubix menu, go to site domains

do you know which name you want?

if you are unsure then you can use the free .siterubix.com sites for the training and you can move content over to you own domain when you have it, they have a button for that
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roumouv Premium
Thank you Leoemery.
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roumouv Premium
Thank you Leoemery.
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roumouv Premium
Thank you MozMary I got it resolved.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Where and how can I have someone well-experienced to look into my baby site of 80 days - www.ebettercare.com and www.onLifestyletoHealth.com so to maximize their SEO and e-marketing potentials? At present, what I specifically need is how to insert a plugin for build a squeeze page so to capture the emails of visitors for autorespondoring process. Please help; I appreciate such.

Best for your Happy Holidays,


James
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CCRider77 Premium
You need to install the 'Pretty Link' plugin and get rid of the LONG links through the content.

Your disclaimers are NOT legally sufficient, you need to research and cite specific information like.

'This is not a Medical Site intended to diagnosis, treat, etc' you need to also include any FDA disclaimers

There is no Amazon disclaimer, you need that or Amazon will terminate your account. You must disclose that you're an affiliate, it's international law.

Also you can not use the words www.amazon.com, that's against Amazon rules.

Other than that your first site is fine. The legal aspect comes from an entire family of lawyers.

Anyway feel free to seek out the advise of others. Come to your own thoughts and conclusions.
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LoraCuster-B Premium
I wouldn't mix baby sites with anything to do with penile issues or sex. This will be a big turn off to most people. I didn't see anything that had to do with a baby site on http://www.ebettercare.com.

Just my thoughts.
Thank you.

Lora
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Alexander,
Thank you for hitting nails well to legalize my disclaimer, which should be improved and corrected to suit its practical need. Then, your further critique should be welcome; much appreciated.

James
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Lora,
Sorry for confusion. That is my mistake by referring www.ebettercare.com as a baby site due to its only 82 days in existence. You are right that it is nothing to do with real babies at all.

Much appreciated, and I learn.



James
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Urolin1981 Premium
A good course for review since most of the contents here have been already discussed and implemented as shown in my www.ebettercare.com. But I am still unhappy in how it looks like and how it functions as an effective e-marketeer. I dearly need to insert a so-called squeeze page to capture E-mail, but I could have not found a specific relevant plugin from WP to implement this urgent need.

Nonetheless, I have my full ready passion, energy, and ability to help more people live a long, vibrant, and happy life by promoting the relevant information like books, counseling, products....
I openly invite any supporting souls and helping hands to hold me up and running in the course of intense affiliating marketing.

Thanks-a-million! Awaiting your help; please help for this specific need.


James
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Justinbrash1 Premium
I think im a little late for the 2018 las vegas trip, but as far as my refferals go, i have a goal of getting 100 a month at least. Is that a little too high or a decent goal or does anyone think i can go higher?

Also, since im a college age person, ive decided on my niche being targeted towards college age people and students looking for money outside of regular jobs. Think i could go somewhere with that?
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BhaskarB Premium
That is a decent goal. You can achieve that.
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MozMary Premium
take a look at ericcantu's blogs, see how his referrals grew exponentially in his first year and what realistic targets look like for a newbie to make it to Vegas in their first year here

as for college students, some of them do pretty awful jobs and may appreciate this angle
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tkcuvelier Premium
Ok so I need some help here on choosing a piece of WA affiliate niche and direction to to focus on. To explain, I work full time but am also a fantasy-horror writer and have a new blog at my author website (www.ravensdeep.com) that focuses on the mechanics of writing in my genre and introduce world lore that I can’t in the books. I also edit for a London publisher in my spare time. I’m at a loss as to what to choose here, though.

My goal in joining WA was to build a business that is still centered on writing (this is blogging after all) that would allow me to eventually leave my day job and focus on writing/editing full time.

Since I am a writer, I was thinking of going in a direction that would help non-writers be successful in writing content for their own affiliate websites, which would give me the chance to review WA. The problem is I need help with a name....I was thinking Opulent Affiliate but that doesn’t quite work, I don’t think. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Tara
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nrollins84 Premium
If your focus is on teaching would-be affiliates to write great content, how about something that includes "writing" or "writer"? TheWritingAffiliate or TheAffiliateWriter. That would open you up to teach content writing, talk about affiliate marketing, and promote WA.
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tkcuvelier Premium
That’s actually a really good idea!!

Thank you!
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nrollins84 Premium
You're very welcome. I'm a writer too, and as I was typing those out I had to take a minute to decide if I wanted to use them instead! I'm taking a different direction with my site though. Best luck to you!
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tkcuvelier Premium
Haha! I wouldn't have blamed you! I'm torn now, though, between TheAffiliateAuthor or TheAffiliateWriter. I've purchased both domain names just in case.

That being said, I'm leaning towards TheAffiliateAuthor or AffiliateAuthor... Readers tend to like repeated sounds so I'm thinking perhaps this might be a good way to go? Or perhaps TheAuthorAffiliate?

What do you think?

Tara
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nrollins84 Premium
They both roll off the tongue really well! I think I like TheAffiliateAuthor better than TheAuthorAffiliate.
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tkcuvelier Premium
That's what I was thinking, too. I just needed a second opinion. :) Thank you so much for your input!
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nrollins84 Premium
You are very welcome! I look forward to checking out your site. I'm following you. Let me know when it's ready!
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ByronJames Premium
I also like the theaffiliateauthor.com...that's an excellent name! This is giving me ideas, as I too want to focus on affiliate marketing, although I feel like I need to focus in more on a specific aspect of affiliate marketing.
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raybrannum Premium
I visited your site. It is very well done. I am not one of the more successful affiliates here, but if you get two web sites to attend you may not be able to give each of them the attention that they will demand. Perhaps a page or post on your existing site promoting writing.
Visit justagirlandherblog.com to connect with someone who is very successful in bloging. She is not a writer, but you may get some ideas from her site. Perhaps your produce could be writing blogs for affiliate sites.
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denara2017 Premium
Let me help you write. or LMHYW
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tkcuvelier Premium
@raybrannum Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate the input. You have a point but the only issue is that the author blog at Raven's Deep really isn't geared towards affiliate marketing at all. It's really more something I have to do to promote my fiction work so I don't think I could get away with using it for this (and I did consider it once upon a time). For the publisher's purposes, though, I can't use it for affiliate marketing unless it's for sales of my own books (which are not out on the market yet).

On the upside, the content there doesn't take me very long to create. I've been creating this world of mine for years so the processes that went into it are pretty much old hat to me now. The one that will demand the time, though, is the one for affiliate marketing. The processes are similar (but not the same) while the voice and style have to be completely different.

Thank you though! I'll take a look at the justagirlandherblog.com site and see what she has going on!
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tkcuvelier Premium
@ByronJames What aspects of it have you been considering? I'd be happy to help you brainstorm!
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SteveRisley Premium
How do I find out how many Retired people go on the internet and where they go so I can tap into those avenues? I'm just starting Bootcamp so I don't know if this question is covered in training yet. Even if it is covered in training, I could still benefit from input that I receive here.
Thanks,
Steve Risley
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VitaliyG Premium
You can look up stats on Google for this stuff Steve, but for bootcamp, it is better to target the people who want to work from home as the niche audience, it will also include the retirees.
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stawhu Premium
site content editor is not saving my latest version of about me post after i already did spell check sentence structure and repair headlines . Why is this not saving my exact work even after I pushed the save button specifically to have that one saved. does anybody have the answer , thank you stawhu
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I am having the same difficulty. My dashboard says I published my post but it's not showing on my website.

Tried and True

Elaine
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stawhu Premium
Hi Elaine , Mozmary told me that on some THEMES the pages won' show up until the Menu is created this might be your situation. So , creating the menu is my next step also, Let me know if that what it takes for you too. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and Yours stawhu
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you also

Tried and true

Elaine
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DocDoug Premium
When you click site rubix you will see a button for site support at the bottom. Ask them if there is a technical problem with your save function. They respond quickly.
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MozMary Premium
is this still happening? could you find the previous revisions?
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stawhu Premium
Thanks I'll try that , stawhu
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stawhu Premium
Thanks again Doug , I was not able to retrieve the edited copy , but I did get the draft in block form and re - edited paragraph layout from that then I published it and upon viewing it on site I realize the more editing is in the game . stawhu
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stawhu Premium
hI Mozmary , I went ahead and re-edited the layout for the paragraphs from the block format that was retrieved. after checking out the published version , I realize that another round of layout is coming up due to the difference between the content writing page and the theme format and I sincerely tahnk you for your help . talk soon stawhu
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, some themes by default don't show pages in the header 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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stawhu Premium
After a little thought I think I will change out the theme as looking at it again with the about post on it , it turns out to be a three column type and I wanted the two thirds third Like the heiro that you use but I wanted something to allow for an image in the header. so, before I get to the menu I'll be switching out the theme. Thanks again Scott
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stawhu Premium
Thank you Kyle, That video on switch themes worked great . so I am using my old site with the same theme as on the new real site for a test site. I am having trouble with the editing on the new site as per the old site was published and when the about page came up it needed editing. so I used the live button did the paragraph layout and the went to the edit box and checked for live look but it came back in the old block form. what step (s) did i miss?
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stawhu Premium
hi Kyle I did go through the training video several times before asking about this , there was actually only one item in the header menu and there doesn't seem to be a way for me to type in the creation box to put one in . the title of the theme is Iconic one. It is exactly what I was Looking for. Should I find another theme?
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NinahHunter Premium
Okay, so here's where I am a bit stuck. Not about writing the review, but because I am so new I have not made any money yet with WA. So, I'm wondering how persuasive or credible my review can be if I cannot vouch for fact I am making money. Do you think that really matters? Should I write the review as an admitted newbie? Or write it and simply not broach the subject of whether I am making money? I presume I can always go back and finetune or update the review as I progress and start making money. I'd appreciate everyone's feedback on this concern of mine.
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DocDoug Premium
You dont have to write a review of WA in order to have a site dedicated to creating affiliate memberships. You can talk about any part of on-line business. For example, I came to WA from trying to do email funnels. That gig really didnt work for me, so I could write honestly about how that is not for everyone and drive it toward WA. Your starting point should be something you know about and can talk about honestly. Why are you here, how can your experience help someone else?
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NinahHunter Premium
Thanks, @DocDoug. I did end up writing a review of WA from a newbie's perspective, comparing it to other programs I've had experience with. I think it came out pretty good, although it took me way longer to write than I anticipated. But that's the learning curve.
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stawhu Premium
how can i delete my website and start over. there are too many problems that are needed to be changed. First , I deleted the original privacy pages because I copied your website here wrong and had .com .com on a couple of lines and then I could not seem to correct that. Then when I went to check to see how it looked on my site it did not show up . then when I tried to do a new one the system wanted me to work on the old one which I now can't seem to retrieve . Then , with my about me page I started above the story line because I figured I was going to need some room, and by the time I got to the goal area everything i typed below that line came up in big bold letters . I just think it would be easier to start over . so can you tell me what to do ? thanks stawhu
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MozMary Premium
it's easy to delete a website - but it may not be necessary here

you just go into SiteManager and scroll down to the delete website button

if you want to try to fix your pages posts you could do that too, sounds like you need a bit of practice with that

1. when you wanted to fix the .com.com did you know how to go in and edit the page either from SiteContent or your wp dashboard?

2. the page did not show up on your website because many themes do not show pages until you create a menu, Kyle has a video on this, creating custom menus in Level 1.

Log in to your website and go to Appearance >Menus and see your page in there, choose a name for your menu, tick the page and update changes

3. Another way to find a page on your website is log in to your site and put your mouse over Pages, All Pages can be clicked to see all your pages, it will be in there

4. Those big bold letters were header fonts, you can change the fonts in any article - see the pic below

If you want to start over a new privacy page then delete the one on your website and go back into site content template OR edit from sitecontent with the above changes or go ahead and start over if you like

...it's all training and experience at this stage
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stawhu Premium
Thank you again for the second input. The part about thins not showing up until the menu should be in the first video about setting up the privacy policy. it would avoid the panic and frustration that i felt. I was able to fix two problems with the live page editor. The .com.com and the lack of title for the page. I just sent you a message on this. I understand about the print showing up as header print on the about me page but why would it do that just because i used the whole page for the story and me not pushing any buttons to make it that way? thanks again Scott
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stawhu Premium
the step 7 creating your initial framework of content video has come up showing a network failure has caused the media download to fail part-way. what can i do or what is the step i am leaving out , i do have two tabs open at wa one for the lesson and the other on my backroom to implement . this is on google chrome should i be on firefox ? stawhu thank you
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TinaWinkler Premium
Had that happen to me yesterday. I restarted my computer and that took care of it. Try that or refreshing. Hope this helps
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stawhu Premium
Thanks I will try that, I have a tendency to leave my windows and tabs up without closing out often enough, Fear o losing important info. But i did try refresh a couple of times Now following you, Thanks and good luck to you stawhu (Scott )
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ems5540 Premium
For my niche, I want to target college students because I was once in their shoes. It's hard to stay focused on school, knowing that you're putting yourself in a financial burden. Since college students are definitely too broad of a topic, what should I break my niche down to?
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, I was once in their shoes as well. I know how big this niche is as almost everyone I was in school with were looking for opportunity and ways they could either build a business or generate income while in school.

I think how you target this niche is based on how you want to brand it.

College Income Generation
College Students in Biz

etc
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KWiles1 Premium
I think as a single parent who wants to eventually quit her job, I am thinking that there are lots of other single parents who would like to either completely quit their job or add an extra income to their household. What is the best way to target that type of audience, should it be broken down to a certain target, it seems like single parents would be too broad. Any suggestions?
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JCButler Premium
I'll just throw some ideas at you as I'm not sure what your vision is.
First you already know you want to help single moms. There are lots of ideas as far as names go. So your target audience is YOU!
This makes it much easier to come up with things because there are millions and millions of "you" out there.
What kind of problems do you face as a single mother?
non payment of child support?
blog idea "what to do when your x isn't paying.
You could offer real good advice about the process of getting with the authorities in your state who are in charge of this, things you do to save money. products you use to save money. you could look for affiliate programs for those products.

You could then segway the post into what you do as a single mother to earn extra money to help raise your child.

2 birds in one stone
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JCButler Premium
some website suggestions. I have not looked them up to see if they are available.

momsrus.com (that one might be taken) or .net .org
help4moms.com
parentingsingle.com
freedomtoparent.com
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KWiles1 Premium
Thanks JCButler for the great advice.
There are also single dads that I would like to target as well, there are several out there who get custody and have to pay someone else to care for their children while they work. Seems that they would also be looking for a way to make money online while being able to raise their children themselves, or maybe they want supplemental incomes just to add to college savings, etc. I would like to target single parents (both) who want to make extra money, but is that too broad?
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JCButler Premium
Just to flesh this idea out, a site that has lots of cool information for single moms is a great big audience, but one that will bring you lots of traffic if your site has a lot of good information in it and you really work at it. you could search youtube for "lifehacks for moms"
and post really cool articles about things nobody thougt about...The possibilities with that are endless.
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JCButler Premium
I am just a beginner so I cant speak to what is too broad or to narrow. I am probably only a few lessons ahead of you, I just really like to help people.

But you are right there are lots of single dads and you hit the nail on the head with that one.

the main idea here is that you want to build "over time" an audience and that audience will come if you create good information for the problems they face. The more passionate you are the more researching and providing the help will bring you joy.
Focus on grabbing an audience first. then try to fit your products in as a side mention. this is my approach at least.

But you could be very direct if you want. the person that got me on board had a very simple site with not a lot going on, i just found it at the right time.
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delroy2222 Premium
Sounds good Kristie.
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akolipenouko Premium
I'm back here again because I haven't been following the lesson for a year now. I'm on Phase 6, lesson 3 but I think a recall is going to do me some good.

If you're new, I can assure you WA offers top training. My only regret is having been blocked by internet connection to go ahead with the lesson on video creation and funds to do Bing ads. But things are getting better now and I know this is my moment. make it yours too.
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delroy2222 Premium
Welcome back Akoli. You can do this.
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wendym17 Premium
I'm glad your back I'm new here and very excited to move forward. wish you all the best.
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MozMary Premium
Kyle updated a lot of the training so starting over would be a good idea, you can move quickly and bring it up to level 6 fast if you like
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China57 Premium
I haven't been here much, but have been busy learning a craft, which I would like to make a website of. I would like to have a blog on it, and and will be making use of SEO. It is the direction I have chosen. Gotta work early. I'll speak again tomorrow.
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JCButler Premium
This one might sound strange, but I have learned that for every one of us, there are millions of people exactly like us. I love the bible, the parables, the life lessons in everything around us. What i want to do is create a brand around helping people really understand what life is about. One of the things I've learned is that almost everything we think we "know" is not true. Not only that but if a majority of people believe it the truth is actually the exact opposite. I know that sounds very strange, but I also know there are people just like me that are finding this out and need real direction as this can be quite hard to deal with at first. I know that I will love promoting WA in itself because this thing is real and there are so many people out there that just want to take advantage of you, I have some ideas but I need to learn more about generating traffic to my website in order to see if any ideas I have would pan out, I need to learn more more more. Any constructive insight would be delightful!
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akolipenouko Premium
If you're interested in something, chances are many many other people are too! I've read testimonials where people turned what they thought were mundane topics into a real 6-7 figure business. Also remember, the narrower your topic, the less the competition.
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praiseg Premium
I have a start up recruitment business with construction, manufacturing and hospitality as my initial niches. My vision is to grow this to a national scale for now and international in the long run. I am currently building a site for my business and i want to create onother website promoting WA. What would you suggest would be the best way to marry the two?
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MozMary Premium
unless you see a genuine link between those two niches then they don't really marry, just like with any other niches imo...but let's see someone think way outside the box on this one :D
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akolipenouko Premium
If I were you I would create a website for promoting WA and maybe other affiliate businesses and another one for your recruitment business with construction, manufacturing and hospitality. The starter course could be wonderful for this. I wish you the best of luck.
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NinahHunter Premium
This is one of the best posts for me at this time. Just starting out, it's hard to envision what one's online business will look like and how it will make money or how much money is possible. I am going to use this has my checklist of tasks to accomplish within each timeframe. Thanks so much for this, @Kyle!
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NinahHunter Premium
Some of the discussion below appears to be about niches beyond promoting WA. Assuming we are to determine our "direction" or targeted audience/niche for purposes of promoting the WA affiliate program, I started by thinking of the reasons I wanted to start a business online and to join WA, which could be the bases of my niche:

(1) I was not happy in my current career and wanted to retire (take early Social Security) sooner rather than later but worried about finances. My target audience could be people dissatisfied with their current jobs.

(2) I wanted financial freedom to pursue my passions in life, particularly traveling, so wanted to be able to work remotely. My potential niche could be people who want more out of life and financial freedom.

(4) Now that I am retired, I want something to do and to supplement my retirement income without returning to the normal, offline workforce. (and if I were to actually make a ton of money, such that my social security income would be suspended, that would be just fine with me). So, I'm thinking of the retiree audience/niche.

Anyone got any suggestions for me as to my direction or niche as a WA Affiliate?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, all directions that you could here and good analysis. I would choose the direction here that resonates with you the most Ninah. :)
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asabharwal Premium
Hi
I would like to work on a niche to help peoples who have been laid off and looking for a passive source of income. Some of them may be very senior and getting a new job would be difficult for them. These people, of course, spend some money to learn affiliate marketing and have vast experience to launch a niche and share ideas.
Please advise. Also if possible, you may suggest a name for the niche.
Regards
Arun Sabharwal
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Woainironsk Premium
That sounds like a good niche idea . Hope it all works out for you.
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burns247 Premium
Good idea, go for it!
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randallpaul Premium
As a premium WA member do I need to do anything else to set myself up to receive commissions if I make a WA affiliate sale?

I copied and pasted my default affiliate link from my profile page in at a social site and was wondering if someone clicks through ( I know it takes a whole lot more then this to legitimately make sales, lol) if I am already set up to receive commissions?
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leoemery Premium
You will receive commission anytime you provide your WA affiliate and someone clicks through that link and becomes a premium member. You also need to provide the WA with your PayPal email so WA can pay you your commissions.

To do that go to your Affiliate Program link, and then click My Stats and then scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your PayPal email address choose your payment threshold and click save.
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randallpaul Premium
Wow Leo, You are full of knowledge aren't you lol.

Made the changes.

Thanks again.

RP
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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foxxfyrre Premium
Hit a glitch, I think :). Just published my Privacy Policy page using site content with publish as page, but when I display my site, the privacy policy is showing with comments below the post. I'm using the same Heiro theme as in the training, but I can't find anyway of turning off, or not displaying comments?
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Maddy55 Premium
easy fix, go to your editing page, where you would compose or create it in WordPress, just below all your content, is a choice called quick edit. Click on quick edit and there you will have a choice of checking comments or not :) It's a little box that says 'allow comments'. You have that choice for posts and pages.
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foxxfyrre Premium
Thanks Maddy55
I looked everywhere, or at least I thought I did :)
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Maddy55 Premium
did you find it now?
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foxxfyrre Premium
Sure did, thanks
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Maddy55 Premium
awesome, it's actually a very common question here and it's one that I had too when I started.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I am not sure how create my Wealthy Affiliate Review. I am new and I don't feel I know enough or have experienced enough to be ab;e to write it properly. It seems this review will be a big part of my making money, therefore I really don't want to mess it up. Help please
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madisonlc Premium
I think your WA review will come in time, for now learn maybe blog about your WA journey and the support you receive and the educational resources?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you. I feel as I might be in a little over my head right now.
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delroy2222 Premium
You can do this Lee.
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madisonlc Premium
You can do it! take your time, remember its a marathon not a sprint!
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Shannonkamal Premium
Close your eyes and Think of yourself as an infant starting to walk, you fall but get back up

take a step or two and fall again,

but your determined to touch something you have no business touching so you keep at it until you’re running around, climbing, free and ready for the gains!

Presto!!!’

That worked for me in the beginning so I hope it will do the same for you!

If not thank you for letting me vent to you about these little people (grandkids ages ranging from 2mos - 10yrs old)who have invaded my house getting into everything!!

You can do this!
Shannon kamal
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you . Enjoy those grandkids. I'm sure you know how quick they grow up.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you. I am an impatient person. I want that ball rolling and the income coming in. I want to get premium but I want my site to pay for it. Can't afford to pay money out when I have none coming in. Lol
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you
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Surfdude123 Premium
Remember you can start your own website with your own niche. It doesn't have to revolve around WA. I started two years ago and made my first referrals after working on my site for a year and about 200 blog posts on the website. Niche sites tend to generate money quicker I think because there may be less competition. Something to consider.
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foxxfyrre Premium
I'm pretty sure that I do have two really good options for a niche, and what's better is that I am a member of the target audience for both, so I don't think I'll be running blind on the subject matter.

I've read through the Target Audiences tutorial and now I'm a little fuzzy on the approach that my niche would have to take in order to market WA.

Using the example from the Target Audiences Tutorial, using Minimum Wage as a niche, it seems that the approach to a niche like that would be to provide relevant information to your readers about ways of getting out of the minimum wage rut such as job focused retraining (to climb up the proverbial ladder); or going back to school; or even writing killer resumes to get THAT job that gets you out of your rut.

It seems to me that marketing WA into the Minimum Wage Niche with information posts like the above would require the same approach of providing value information about WA and its benefits and not just here's a banner and a link if you want to get out of your rut.

My question is, am I sort of on the right track in my above thinking?
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LukeJM Premium
I was thinking of a site with a target audience of retired people or close to that point, that helped people set up a blog.
It could be as a hobby for them in retirement but also a way to make some extra income.
I'm by no means an expert in setting up a blog but am quite passionate about it and have a reasonable understanding of the process.
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delroy2222 Premium
Sounds good Luke.
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LynxWall Premium
So my wife helped me out a little.

My brand is "The Wise Affiliate" ... it fits with the direction I want to go ... wisdom comes from learning and I'm hoping to pass some of that along while promoting honest affiliate programs like the Wealthy Affiliate.

keyword search gave me an 8.8 Article power and 9.5 PPC power with a 0 QSR ... it's a new niche :)
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accad Premium
Wealthy Affiliate reviews are overwhelming already, would my review be seen by people?

Second, I already have an introductory review of WA, and I also have a post about WA Online University. Would it be good if I will update those, or revamp and make it as my final review by retaining the title of the post?
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Kyle Premium
There are millions of keywords in this space, many of which are very low competition. Your review doesn’t have to rank at all to be very successful, as with any product/service that you review on an authority site, you are informing your audience.

You will be able to link to your review from other pages and there is a massive amount of opportunity out there within the industry and the training is going to help you reveal all sorts of keywords.
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accad Premium
Thank you, I have to think of the magic word.
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KirkPanzer1 Premium
Hi all, I am happy to be apart of WA and am looking forward to all the help and support you get here at WA. I have decided that the first thing I want to do is promote WA and can use any help I can get. Thanks and have a great day.
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lakbar12 Premium
Welcome to WA...glad to have you here
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Bobbi1 Premium
Welcome to WA and glad you joined our team
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Woainironsk Premium
Welcome. Go to boot camp training. That should help you on that topic. I'm starting to go through it now but it's sleep time. Good night.
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stawhu Premium
what if there is something you don't want to update for example the theme page . since you've already got your pages and posts installed the way you want them to look , how do you know what it will look like after the update and maybe they have changed things and you want it back. (of course i know to update the bugs) thank you stawhu
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Kyle Premium
You can preview your website look before you change the theme within the Preview option. Often times your content will be pretty much the exact same with a few minor content edits and this depends on the new theme content widths etc.

Every theme is a bit different so there may be some minor updates, but if you want to change your theme it is best to do in the early stages of your website (versus later on when you have tons of content).
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stawhu Premium
thanks for the reply, Yes , I am trying to avoid a theme change later by taking my time now to pick out one that fits my mental picture of how I want the content to look considering the areas that the themes have images that are pre-positioned. Can these images be removed and changed out with something of my choice?
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gljackson Premium
I wanted my niche to be something about survival, such as being prepared for any unforeseen disaster. Getting the necessary items like food, water and shelter to survive until help arrive. But, after looking at some of the things in this lesson so far, I not sure if my niche is the right one. Any advise is welcome.
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SeanGreentre Premium
Hi there,
My first thought when I read your post was the same. However, when I went to the keyword tool here at WA and typed in "survival", yes there were plenty of phrases with good traffic, but high competition, there were one or two good ones too. Such as "best survival food" which had great traffic and a competition QSR of 0! That is gold-dust mate. So I would say, go through the keywords with a fine toothed comb and remember to 'dig'. I'm sure there are loads of phrases out there if you keep digging. What's more, there are loads of 'survival' type products on Amazon and other places with affiliate programs. So I say, stick with it. Looks like a good niche to me.
Sean
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gljackson Premium
Thanks
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SeanGreentre Premium
My pleasure
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Surfdude123 Premium
In today's society realistically I see the two survival necessities being money and mobility. So, maybe that's a good niche since that's really what this whole world is about
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ReginaRamos Premium
Hi, can someone please help me refine my niche? I do have a few ideas, however I don't know which direction I should go towards.

1- I want to help people find their time and financial freedom, ultimately find their happiness!
2- I feel like young aspiring entrepreneurs and recent college graduates would be a good target.
3- However, I do like traveling and have a love for fitness.

I feel like i'm a little all over the place, would someone help me refine my niche?
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DValentine Premium
Hey Regina
Due to you being new at affiliate marketing I think your desire to help others reach financial freedom be put on the back burner until you have a working method to show them how (by your experience).
How about a combination of entrepreneurs and graduates - exercise routines that are ultra quick (10 mins at most), ultra-effective and can be done at desks.
Breathing techniques, chair yoga, effective stretches, ergonomics etc. etc.
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Surfdude123 Premium
What D Valentine said. Refine it
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Dglenweb Premium
I have an idea of what I want but I'm afraid it might be too broad. I look at what really excites me about this whole business and it is the potential to free people from the things that are keeping them from pursuing their happiness. I guess instead of a niche audience, I am thinking of a niche in the process of getting a person from that job they hate or situation they need to get out of, over that first huge hurdle to consistently taking that action which will get them on the path to prosperity and happiness.

Your comments and critique are appreciated and thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this.
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madisonlc Premium
Hi! I saw a blog called "screw the 9-5" and it seems that escaping the traditional less fulfilling path is a niche! It might be to broad to start, so you have a niche within that you can start with and branch off to as you progress?
Best of luck!
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Lodge Premium
I have published an "about me" post and noticed that when I went to my website to check it out and clicked "continue reading" on the initial "about me" post it takes me to my home page with half of the screen black with no words. Any help or advice would be appreciated!
Thank you!
Curtis
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Kyle Premium
Your homepage is your blog roll, so it will only show partial posts. It will not show the entire post, just some of it and you if you click the title of the post, it will take you to your full post.

That is normal and that is just how the blog component of your website works (and how you want it to work).
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elrino Premium
I need help from experts to clarify my ideas:

1-My primary interest is to work promoting WA.
2-I want to help people who want to earn money working on the internet from home.
3-I wish that they learn to earn money from home through WA.

What is the name of the niche in which I must become an expert to be successful in this task?

Please the proper name of my niche.

Thanks for such great help
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I have made my choice on what direction to take. Now just getting to get things up and running. I know it's going to take a while for me to do this because I am a slow learner but I will not give up. So what should I do next?
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MozMary Premium
just keep doing the tasks at the bottom of each lesson, follow along all the lessons and don't skip any, you have two free sites to use
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blesswill197 Premium
I have a question about the keyword search , I am not sure what each of the categories mean. In other words I seen a lot of information that I don't truly understand , if some one could break that down for me that I will help me moving forward. Thanks in advance
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Lodge Premium
Hello! Great question!
I had the same issue a few weeks ago. Here is what really helped me understand what the deal was with keywords. I didn't know was Jaaxy was ( it is on the left of your screen) click it and it will open. They give you 30 free searches. If you write in one word of what you might be interested in on the search slot, Jaaxy will bring up words associated with that word that People actually search for.(those are key words it is giving you) It also shows other things like how much traffic those words or (phrases) get per month. It gives you also very good other information and helps you build your niche wording as well as letting you know the interest people actually have in that particular area.
I hope this helps!
Let me know!
Sincerely,
Curtis
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Maddy55 Premium
You can also use the free Keyword tool on your left. Kyle does briefly go over what those catagories mean but I admit I don't 100% understand them either. I do know that Searches tells you how many searches that keyword gets every month. QSR is how much competition you have from other websites per month on that particular keyword phrase. I have never figured out what Traffic means. Those are the catagories in the free Keyword Tool, Jaaxy has even more catagories.
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Lodge Premium
Hello Maddy!
This might help you as it helped me a lot understanding the keyword associated terminology. ( like "traffic")
On Jaaxy when you open it up, at the top of the page you will see "Jaaxy help"
Here, Kyle actually has 4 videos that will take you through a lot of this terminology. Very good videos that explain a lot about all of this.
I hope this helps! Let me know!
Curtis
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MozMary Premium
it's always good to check out the extra training some members have provided eg boomergp08 and jvranjes, they go into details on these things
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Maddy55 Premium
Thanks, however I don't have Jaaxy as yet. I am relying on the WA Keyword tool for now.
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usathaiguy6 Premium
one big thing I like about Jaaxy is that in the right column it shows what domains are available. That info is invaluable...Most other keyword tools in the marketplace dont have that capability....its a great product IMHO...good luck there..
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Lodge Premium
Yes! Great point! You can own the domain that fits your niche in just a few seconds!! Thanks usathaiguy6!!
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blesswill197 Premium
I think I am going to reach out to my veteran community (includes disable veterans) that are looking to start a small business. I was also thinking of including the college students as well since my son is in college. If anyone has an opinion on this that would be great
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usathaiguy6 Premium
you asked for opinion..is this..i am a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Veterans especially older vets dont get much support from anybody. If one is lucky to be going to a VA Hospital that is supportive they are very lucky...I would support the vets exclusively...
good luck..
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TalalS1 Premium
I want to help people who suddenly realised they are not going anywhere or achieving anything substantial in life thus far (including myself) come up with a plan to escape the 9-5 grind and have a breakthrough online. Middle aged folks like myself who suddenly "woke up" and thought that there is surely more to life than the 9to5. But struggling to narrow down the niche even further. Any ideas guys?
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EOPolini Premium
Hi, definitely a good niche; for the sake of brainstorming together, how about linking it to middle age crisis, or babyboomers second chance? Best of luck!
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TalalS1 Premium
I Like that. Thanks a LOT EOPolini.
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Rpetralifi Premium
I’m looking to help people create their Freedom lifestyle. Looking for a laptop life. I’m also learning about attraction marketing and how I can link them together. I will start off promoting WA I may go on to do others later once I get comfortable with the process.
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EOPolini Premium
Sounds awesome; go for it!
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RyanC7 Premium
Sounds great, I am learning materials now. Keep it up!
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CliftonJr Premium
when using the keyword tool, you punch in the word or words that you are going to write about on that page or subject?
What kind of words could you use to market Wealthy Affiliate?
I like to know what people will say or think if they log on my site about affiliate than hit the link button and land on Wealthy Affiliates page?
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Kyle Premium
When I go to do research on a given niche to come up with concepts for keywords (and ultimately content), I ask a few questions of my niche.

**What are some products/services that people are purchasing in your niche?
**What are some questions they are asking?
**What are some problems they are having?
**What are some "how to's" that are useful?
**What are some trending topics in your niche?

Do some research, in could be as simple as a Google search to uncover a lot of these items. I personally start off my keyword research using this technique: This will open your doors to essentially unlimited ideas and concepts, from there you can plug in these keywords into a keyword tool like the one here at WA or Jaaxy.com. Hope this helps you out here Clifton!
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Ielliott Premium
I would love to make this a full time income and help people who are stuck in a dead end job see that there are oppurtunites avaliable to them. I have just started this boot camp and i am very excited to see where it takes me.

Best of luck to you all!
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Grandma1945 Premium
Its not as easy as it looks but you'll succeed with time spent and a lot of elbow grease! Don't ever give up.
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Ptoth1 Premium
Hi al , just started the Affiliate boot camp lessons. I'll be going through all the lessons and staying true to the program, I think it's the only way one can go . The system is in place so you don't shortcut anything otherwise you could miss important details.

Good luck to everyone
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JCGSTrust Premium
I am busy with the Affiliate Bootcamp and feel overwhelmed with the About Me Post! I have no experience what so ever and battling to come up with some written material on how I would attract "Traffic or potential fellow marketeers when I am only begining myself? I can write about why I am doing it and my goals but cannot "SELL" myself with my experience like its been suggested in the video/lesson?
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MozMary Premium
well you are honest, so keep it honest

about you right now incorporates what you are saying already in your comment

'write about what you are doing and your goals', that includes you are a beginner

think about your audience - are you really selling to experienced marketers that need you to be experienced or are you selling to beginners and people who just want to get online and who may gain inspiration from the fact you are doing it as a beginner...?
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JCGSTrust Premium
Thank you! Didn't think about that angle of capturing an audience with Zero Experience.
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lakbar12 Premium
I completely understand what you are going through, I was the same way. I had the hardest and I do mean the hardest time coming up with the About Me page, because of the same reason. I have no experience in marketing although, I been in for like four months, I have no real experience.

I myself was lost with marketing and never made a dime but, because of that experience i just ended up writing about the struggles I had and all the money I shelled out which was thousands in doing this marketing online thing without real guidance and conflicting information.

So, I am personally glad that I have found WA...I Know for a fact that WA is the place to be from my past experiences.

So, if you are still struggling with your About Me, use your past story if you have one or something that made you come to WA and why you are wanting to help your audience. My reason of why is because I am trying to help my audience avoid the pain and heart ache of having to shell out thousands, when they do not have to.

I hope this helps...
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GLWhaley Premium
Very encouraging and insightful comments lakbar12, keep up the good work!!
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Lorne1 Premium
yeah I just kept mentioning how what little I do know about marketing and what I will be learning is all thanks to WA. Simple & Honest.
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JCGSTrust Premium
Thank you so much and I have a great story of WHY and its amazing how many people are so helpful..... WA is more than I ever expected.
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Lorne1 Premium
ikr. This place is Awesome
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you! I try to help when I can...
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lakbar12 Premium
Wow..my website is ready to go, everything updated, and I am ready to build out my website.

Question, I saw one of the themes (twenty-seven) shows an address, Do we have to put our address on the website? I'd rather not display my home address to the public. Is this something that can be avoided or no?

And, if I start off can the theme be changed without affecting my site content? or, once I start building my site do I have to stay with the theme I started with?
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MozMary Premium
for sure do not put your address on there! some business sites do but most sites you visit especially affiliate sites will not have an address

yes you can change your theme at any time, always do a backup, Jay / magistudios has a training on this in his live webinar series
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SCash Premium
lakbar12 I would never use a personal address if you don’t have an official place of business, maybe a P.O. box or I suppose you could also leave blank
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you, still learning so, this information really helped.
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lakbar12 Premium
Okay, I really appreciate the help. I will watch the live training as well.