Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after 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.

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.

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).

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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I have got 2 campaigns going with Bing ads that i would like to link to W A before I get my own website set up as i am now just going thru the training. Is this possible to give me a link to drive traffic to your site before i am set up with my own web page?
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Wayne66 Premium
Yes...I have a question. Just finished watching the "Creating the final framework of content" video and I was wondering...does this mean that I don't need "Grammarly" anymore"?

This truly is an amazing addition to the WA platform. To be able to just type out your content and hit a publish button and have it go to a particular website is amazing.

Just one more reason why WA is tops in training. An awesome feature.

PS. I have a notification across the top of this page that says "You have a domain that requires email verification. Verify Now"

I have not received an email but I have followed the instructions in the event I didn't receive an email and have saved the info. Hopefully, that has solved the issue
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Wayne66 Premium
This is so good AND, I learned something today. It is ESSENTIAL that we pay close attention and walk through ALL the steps of this training and the "Certification" training, which ever one we are doing. I discovered that when I was setting up my niche website, a year and a half ago, that I did not set up the SEO portion.

That is now done as well. I'm wondering how much of a difference it will make in my rankings on google if any.

Follow the training folks. It's there for a reason.
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delroy2222 Premium
Well said Wayne. )
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Wayne66 Premium
Lesson 3 is complete, website is built. Now it's time for the next step.
This training lesson is top-notch and I liked it so much I watched/read it twice. So far so good. I'm excited to see where this can go.

Thanks again Kyle and Carson and all the rest of those who continue to make this better and better.
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KemocTudor Premium
I know! I've watched every video twice.
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Wayne66 Premium
I think you get more out of them and very possibly might see something you didn't see before. (FOLLOWING)
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shnnnhwdr Premium
I may have came up with something but not for sure. Because myself 2 would be learning about it as I go.. I have had problems with my 13 yr old daughter for years with not wanting to go to school and attitude. As in thinks she can do what she wants or act disrespectfully and still get rewarded. Core problem is or was me. From engaging her when she was younger not realizing the issue problem we would soon have at hand. Don't get me wrong(this is off topic) she is actually a good kid. Doesn't do bad things like drugs or skip school its just her mouth and outlook on things I guess. Anyway how could or in what direction could I go with this. It is something of high interest to me. I know there is a parent to connect the lady that does it is awesome and is like you kyle in a way. Actually reaches out to the people themselves and helps. Can anyone give me any direction or should I go with something different?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
What would you say this is about in a couple of words?

For the sake of discussion (I'm not saying no), I don't know how far you can go with this. I mean what are you going to promote to get commissions? What would YOU spend money on to help your daughter? If you can't translate this problem into something that makes money then I won't bother going with this niche.
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Wayne66 Premium
So...I think I have an idea where I want to go with the WA promo site. I was thinking about anyone who just wants to break free of the 9-5 thing and also retired and semi-retired who aren't totally ready for that part of their lives...ie. not enough in the bank yet like me.

Does the name of the site have to be around the idea of website building or making money online or? I was thinking of calling mine "Another bowl of soup" or something along that line. Or maybe "Freedomsonline"

What do you think???
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VitaliyG Premium
It can be any of those Wayne, I personally like to name a site that helps people quickly know what they're going to see.
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Rcrdsims Premium
I'm passionate about a lot of things, but i recently went thru something i hope no one else has to go thru and i solved the problem with a lot of reading and testing what i read out. I know i'm not the only one that has been thru what i went thru. out of 2 billion people on the internet these days if i can get 2% of them to read my experience and follow the steps i took to win that battle i will do good number if you ask me. Plan on using Amazon and couple other affilliates to make a nice commission. Plus with one of my sites I'm going to promote WA because i been reading a lot of programs that shoot you that dream of making money online and never pan out, But i feel so good about finding WA and realizing that its as Legit as it gets.
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mhmcoaching Premium
Back at you my friend - keep up the good work
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JWilson3 Premium
Brother keep plugging away....
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fletch11 Premium
I am really enjoying these modules and learning tools. I am ready to move forward with my reviews but know that I need to watch these videos in order to better understand affiliate marketing and utilising my website(s).
Just not enough hours in the day at the moment but know that a change is in the winds for me.
Go Team WA.
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JosephineC Premium
Brick by brick. Just be consistent.
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LupeC Premium
To: Money, PaulB, Steve, PCheu, WJohn, Elizs, Nemir, Kyle, Delro, Steve and everyone else in this extremely wonderful community.

Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone for helping me in Lesson 9. I have had to read and reread this lesson for it to sink, lol.
What can I say? It is awesome, I will tell you that. I'm almost finished with my post. This would be the 4th Revision. :) Hey, I'm learning fast thanks to every one of you. It's slowly but surely coming together. I truly appreciate all of your help.
Lupe
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Lupe. Your persistence is paying-off. Well done. )
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Hello Everyone, I might have found my niche but would like some feedback from everyone, its all welcome, "lost your job, its time to make money from home" I just went through a Lay Off and I totally feel identified with this group, have been searching for a job for over 3 months and nothing. I recently learned about affiliate marketing so here I am, hopefully I make my first commission soon to prove myself it works and promote even harder.
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delroy2222 Premium
Sounds good Miguel. )
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TobrondriR Premium
Sounds like a good niche! If you are persistent you'll be making your first commission in no time!! Remember what you put in is what you get out. Good luck to you!!
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samson100 Premium
It seems that many people around us suffer from depression or it seems like life can be overbearing to them. I would like to create a website where I can reach oppress people, I am not sure how to go about it. I am not a psychologist but want to create words of encouragement. What is a good niche for that ???????
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OleBole Premium
What about 'self-help' (improving yourself)
It's a profitable niche
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samson100 Premium
Thank you OleBole, I like it and will consider
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BrendaR2 Premium
What about HOPE? With Jesus!!
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BrendaR2 Premium
That is where we all need to go for Hope.
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Lucille2 Premium
Hi everyone. I bought my domain that I pick from a free one. Then, I register and I pay to make it my own. The question, which one of the register is the one that I have to keep on design in? I had two, but only 1 registered and pay, how do I know which one is the one I pay for?
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to see the domains that you purchase from the sitedomains page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Upon purchasing a domain name you will be able to build a website on that domain.
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LupeC Premium
Hey Everyone!
Just created my Privacy Policy on Site Content and published it. I followed the instructions but after I published it I'm supposed to to go the SEO settings and check two boxes right?
The Robot Meta NoIndex and the Robot Meta NoFollow.
Why are these two not on there?
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Engager Premium
Check if you activated your plug ins
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yvelem Premium
I'm thinking about targeting job quitters or anyone looking for lifestyle freedom by working on financial Independence for both passive and residual income. Any thoughts? Would this be considered too broad? I could broaden my targets even more so I'm a bit torn on which direction I should go if I need to narrow it down.
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delroy2222 Premium
Sounds like you have a good niche right there Yvette. I don't think this is too broad. )
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yvelem Premium
Thank you! I am beginning to fill comfortable with it now. I do appreciate your feedback @delroy2222.
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Yvette. )

Delroy
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Edwardtrave1 Premium
If you keep it broad you have a bigger audience.
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SEK Premium
Wow made it through phase 1 again. i am going through Affiliate Bootcamp for the third time. Each time I go through it I learn more.

Things such as keywords are starting to make more sense to me. I want to be able to get highly rank with this site and use SEO to its full potential.

PPC can be expensive and I want to be able to use free services to my full benefit.

Thanks,

Shawn
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tamrfreeman Premium
That's smart--that way the information goes deep, and you gain a greater understanding of the material. I think I will do the same! :)
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TomPurcio Premium
Smart man, I am doing the same thing as well :)
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fletch11 Premium
I have just started Bootcamp too. Am looking forward to learning a lot about affiliate marketing and joining others in Las Vegas.
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Saoirse2017 Premium
Oops I think I went wrong somewhere, when I click on my site, I only see about me and can't see the privacy policy and if i click on the privacy policy in my dashboard to go to my site I can see it but I have no pages? HELP Please.
also how do i get rid of the wordpress at the top of my page? I thought I had followed the directions in the videos........obviously I missed something :(
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Kyle Premium
Within your WP-admin area, head to:

Settings => General

You can update your subtitle there typically.

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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Saoirse2017 Premium
Hi Kyle
As you may have guessed I am not computer savvy :D I will give it a whirl.
Thank you
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Sugafoot Premium
Hi, I just activated my EWWW plugin and this question popped up at the top of the page. Allow EWWW Image Optimizer to track plugin usage? Opt-in to tracking to receive up to 500 free image credits. No sensitive data is tracked. Learn more. Allow.... Do not allow. This wasn't covered in the video. So, do I allow or not?
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imscambuster Premium
Hi Sugafoot, you just go back to the plugins in the left menu, all you need to do is activate. That message is for upgrading and can ignore.
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JohnYeo Premium
My target audiences are people looking for residual income, get paid during their free time and below are what I have in mind:

- Residual Income Working At Home
- Get Paid Working At Home
- Side Income During Spare Time
- Get Paid During Spare Time
- Your Side Income
- Your Residual Income

Please comment and feedback. Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
Share all these could be niche choices. Which one resonates with you the most? I would choose that direction.
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SEK Premium
I am going through Affiliate Bootcamp for the third time. I am finally getting an understanding of keywords.

If I understand this, keywords are present in your written material. When someone takes and puts that keyword in a search engine, if your site is listed they may be directed to your site.

You should not have too much computation for a keyword? Your keywords should receive a certain amount of traffic?

I am looking at going over my about me page. Do you insert keywords? How many keywords should you have per written article?

ThankYou,

Shawn
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StevenEsser Premium
the keyword is what visitors will type in their search engine. They then see a results page and if you are on page 1 ranked for that keyword, they might be clicking on your link.
They then come to your site.

To rank for it you have to do On Page SEO. Jay Neil / magistudios had a video about it last friday: What it comes down to:
"best affiliate marketing opportunities" could be a keyword

This keyword you put in your title, your meta title, meta description, your first paragraph and in 1 image in the ALT and TITLE tag.

So you write an article like this:
Title: "Top 10 Best Affiliate Marketing Opportunities"
First paragraph: There are a lot of different affiliate marketing opportunities, but we give you here the top 10 best affiliate marketing opportunities.

Then comes the rest of your content and images.

And that's it really.

You write in other words one article per keyword. A keyword can exist of one or more words.

Steven
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Lucille2 Premium
Hello everyone on WA community. I am stock in the back office. I had written two articles and I don't know what happens, they had disappears from my sight. I am not going to bother too much with this, tomorrow will be another day, hoping someone had already answers me or Kyle or anyone of you.

Good Night! and Thank you all.
Lucille2
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Bullardt1 Premium
It the refresh tab, it works for me to keep updating my work.
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JanetG2 Premium
I just finished lesson 2 of phase 1 in Bootcamp training and I've also finished reading the tutorial for this lesson. I need to know if I am on the right track with my niche, target audience, and direction. I am looking at choosing 'affiliate programs' as my niche; perhaps some targeted audiences such as 'laid off employees' or 'low salary employees' ; and 'helping people become successful in an on-line affiliate program' as my direction. Any comments or suggestions would be so greatly appreciated. Also do I need to narrow things down some more (is this too broad)?
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Kyle Premium
Sure you can definitely cover the did you talk to someone about affiliate programs space. That is absolutely a niche in the direction you can head and one in which you can offered wealthy affiliate as a service to learn how to promote affiliate programs online.
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TomPurcio Premium
Both are great ideas
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StevenEsser Premium
I need a bit of help actually. I got my domain sorted ownonlineboss.com but I actually have no clue what sort of audience my target audience is. What is my target audience?

I could call it "becoming your own boss" or "starting for yourself" or "starting your own online business" or "making money from home" or something like that.. but I actually want to "coach" ppl with how they can start for themselves.. but what is than my audience exactly?

Steven
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nathaniell Premium
There's a wide range of people you could target with a site like that.

Even among "starting an online business", who's starting it?

A kid who's internet savvy and avoiding college?
A 40 year old man that just got fired?
A middle class woman that's unsatisfied at her job?
A stay at home mom looking to help with the bills?

Things like the motivation to start the business, the business plan timeline, amount of time able to spend each day, and interest in type of online business could all be factors.
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StevenEsser Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!

But than the question is really whether one wants to specify so deeply on just one of the four you mentioned or a bit broader to reach more potential?

I mean.. Im not sure if I am targeting internet savvy kids avoiding college.. alone for this or just people that got fired.. or just moms..etc.

Can very well understand to target people who are fed up with their job and want to start for themselves.

then again.. maybe there is enough potential in just one of the four.. hmm..
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ntsakas Premium
Things are getting serious now. Lesson no 9 was a tough one, with the difficult task of writing a review post on WA. And it had to be a well written professional review. It took me ages to complete it but now I am happy with the result. However, I just realized I still need to add more contend and I will. Apart from that, It is great to see the potential of earnings, when promoting WA. It is mind blowing.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear it sounds like a lot of thought and effort was put into your review. Your review is something that can evolve over time and it likely will as you gain more experience and you understand the platform and service here in much more detail.
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JanetG2 Premium
I have just finished lesson 2 of phase 1 in the Bootcamp training and I have also finished reading the tutorial for this lesson called 'Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate. I need to know if I am on the right track with my niche, target audience, and direction. So I am looking at choosing 'Affiliate Programs' as my niche, "people who want to be successful in an on-line affiliate program' as my target audience, and 'helping people become successful in an on-line affiliate program' as my direction. Also I am thinking of targeting some demographics of people from some of the examples provided in the lesson such as 'laid off employees' or 'low salary employees' etc who might appreciate an affiliate program as an opportunity to earn an income on-line. any suggestions or comments on this would be so greatly appreciated, and also how I could narrow things down when doing my keyword search. Many thanks to all of you!!
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a direction you can head here. I like it Janet!
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RLeadbeater Premium
I am torn between two possible niches: either affiliate marketing or fibromyalgia (an illness I have so now a fair bit about). I am concerned that affiliate marketing may be still too broad and/or have too much competition. Then with fibromyalgia if there is sufficient market.

I would welcome views on which I should go for, or suggestions on narrowing the niche in one of these areas.

Many thanks.
Roger
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Vilperi16 Premium
Hi.
I chose my nice to be fibromyalgia related. By niche is to help people with fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses to make their dreams a reality. So fibromyalgia is a nice niche and a large enough to all that have chosen to write in that niche. Good luck to you and stay in good health
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MFrye Premium
Can I change the name of my website page name to "Wealthy Affiliate - Home Income Solution" ? I am at the Creating Thoughtful, Insightful Reviews, and I would like to link my website name to the reviews page name. I would appreciate any insight as to whether I am allowed to use "Wealthy Affiliate" in my name and content through-out.
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HITS Premium
Hello Everyone,
I just walked through the video, "Setting Up Your Website Back Office" Video. It was worth watching and knowledgeable.
I also deleted the Dummy Page, Dummp posts Dummy comments on my webpage.
I also updated the latest version of Word Press / Plugins / Themes.

I now will start walking through the contents of back office / dashboard items one by one and try to understand them.

I am very happy that my process of learning the lessons have started in a perfect way in this WA community.

Special Thanks to Kyle and Carson and all the other members.

Regards
Hitesh
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dreamgirl93 Premium
I have two plugins in my website which I don't know their function: "Exclude Pages from Navigation" and "Google XML Sitemaps". I have started my website 1 year ago and I don't remember if they were there or why did I install them.
But I don't have "EWWW Image Optimizer", should I install it?
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SEK Premium
I am going through Affiliate Bootcamp for the third time. Each time I go through it, more makes sense to me.

A lot covered in this lesson. Has there always been a content writer or is that new?

Are the privacy policies the most upto date?

I am really enjoying going through this again.

Thanks,

Shawn
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Kenlm1 Premium
It has always been the Shawn.
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Laurindo Premium
Living on a permanent state of "Gratitude" makes me one of the happiest creature in the "Universe". And by this reason, my site is meant to spread this Blessing of God.

By the Way, being grateful is far more easy than saying "thank you". Simply because good feelings recharges us, while (most) talks drain our energy. And if a "thank you" is not rising from the heart, guess what?...

... Gratitude might not be a lucrative niche... But I will make it work for me and others as well.

A Big Thank You (from the heart) for taking your precious time to read this far,

Laurindo Santos.
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NicolasDNA Premium
Hi Laurindo,

I am glad and pleased you shared the power of "Permanent Graditude" and the blessings that create this attitude through God the omnipotent creator of all existence. You have my 100% agreement on all you share on your message!

It is true that most consider the inner personal dialog as rubbish and ignore this amazing rejuvenating energy of "thank you and expression of gratitude". We living in this age of awakening the mind and spirit today, as we are more spiritual than physical in nature. We are at the end, the results or products of how we think and forward this attitude to others for the answer to living our dreams and lifestyles in the quality of life we manifest through God in the universe.

a BIG "THANK YOU WITH GRATITUDE" for the opportunity to have your caliber of a man associated here with WA.

See you at the top helping humanity transformations to comprehend this gift!

Nic DNA
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Robert-A Premium
Laurindo as you are a Christian perhaps a blog I published within WA last year will be of interest to you.
No harm in looking. Have a great Tuesday.
Robert
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Laurindo Premium
Hi Nic,

Really appreciated your words.
Count on you to continue spreading Gratitude.

Amen,

Laurindo.
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Kiki714 Premium
I'm pretty new to all of this. I've TRIED many times to get into Affiliate marketing, but always seem to get frustrated and fail. I don't want to fail anymore!
So, my first question is whether to promote WA, or find a niche to sell with Amazon?
Can anyone help me to decide? I'd appreciate any feedback!
Thank you.
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Robert-A Premium
Kristen promoting work from home is very very competitive.
If you have knowledge of something or any product or service then that's what to go for.
It could be a hobby/interest/lifelong passion.
Robert-A
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Hi Kiki. I suggest doing Affiliate Bootcamp, which is the make money online market. Go through the course step by step (which will help you decide who you should target. If you need help, you can always PM me or ask the group.
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Numbergurl Premium
I'm actually doing both. I started with a pets niche and once I got the hang of things then I setup my WA website. It's entirely up to you. I thought I should figure out how to do it before I did the WA site but it is entirely up to what you feel you can handle. It sounds like you have some experience so maybe do them both to start. If you're having a hard time coming up with a niche then just go for the WA website.
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Kiki714 Premium
Animals is the one thing I love! But was told there's not much money in that.
Also, won't it look strange to promote WA on a pet site?
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Kiki714 Premium
Thanks so much for your input, I think I'll just promote WA. How to do a website on that? No clue! I'm hoping to learn.
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Kiki714 Premium
Thank You!!
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Robert-A Premium
I think my direction now will be people between middle-age to retirement.
Although I'm retired now I well remember those years when my employers goal for me was in direct opposition to mine.
I eventually took early retirement.
There are a lot of people in this age group who are looking for something better to do going towards retiremnt and beyond.
They don't want to just plod on and take the gold watch and then stagnate until they die.
I certainly didn't.
The only question is - do I start a new website or just add to the one I have?
Enjoy your day folks.
Robert-A
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Surfdude123 Premium
I would keep the one you have and add to it. Middle age and retired people are some of the most wary and frugal people I know. I'm one of them and getting me to part with any money is like trying to get water from a turnip.
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Robert-A Premium
As we are probably in the same age group I take your point about parting with money David, but you did join WA.
You have been here since last year so there must be something keeping you here and parting with more money.

My other website is for anyone really so to narrow down my target audience I thought middle age and upwards would be a good one to go with.
I have PM'd Kyle to ask his advice so will wait until I get a reply.
Have a great Monday.
Robert
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StevenEsser Premium
Hmmm.. I started with this website a while ago and restarted the course since the re-release of Kyle.

Anyhow, I feel that I should check if I am going in the right direction or not.

I got a domain name that is going for the branding of being your own online boss.

Sofar I thought I should look towards people interested in starting an online business, building a site, learning SEO, working with wordpress etc.

Do I have to deepen out my target audience? I guess so. Argh.

I guess my domain was rather high level as in not deepened out, but than again that doesn't have to say anything about the actual targeted audience. As long as I write for my audience I should be okay. But what should my audience than be?

People who are clueless about how to start online?
People who are really not sure yet how to start an online business?
I wouldn't age limit it, but I would perhaps make it stupid simple for them. Although I am myself very technical, I will have to write for noobs ;) haha.

Anyone can nudge me in the right direction? For I have been unsure about this site before and put a whole bunch of my articles from online to draft modus because of it.
Now that I understand the WA System from bottom to top ;) I think I have a better chance at promoting it.

Steven
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Elizstarr74 Premium
I'm stuck writing my the " About Me" from the content editor I'm at 86% Paragraphs. I thought I was doing really good and completed until I looked down and seen I was at 86%.. and I believe I tapped out of words.
Is there any way to put my whole page in the screen shot and post it here for it to be read and someone can tell me how to get paragraphs to 100%?
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Elizstarr74 Premium
Well I was able to fix that I changed 3 words and it all comes to 100% :)
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Kyle Premium
OK, good to know! Do let us know if you have any further issues moving forward. :)
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Dkbtraveler5 Premium
BussinessN: That is a wonderful idea! I've worked within the military for many years and seen our veterans unable to make a smooth transition out to civilian life. Many are apprehensive about leaving and this would be an alternative to just job searching. Even something they can start prior to the retirement.
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Kyle,

I want to lean towards self-help with a Christian foundation. I am currently taking classes to earn a degree in Medical Coding and Billing as it is always good to have a backup plan, but once I graduate in Sep. 2018 I want to follow up with a BA in Biblical Studies with a Minor in Psychology.

I want to use that to be a Christian Counselor for families, children, and marriage. I can then promote my own material on my website while volunteering my services in my church.

~Kai
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SazzaS Premium
I will create 7 segements on my site.
To help people getting their life in balance.
The overall goal is to have an interactive site and network of experts within these 7segments, cause I know I can't do this alone and there are people who are far more experienced as me.
So segements 'work' and 'financial' are 2 where this affiliated program can fit in.
Audience? Very broad, so I have to narrow it down by starting with the 7 segements:
Spiritual
Mental
Physical
Envoirement
Relations
Work
Financial

If you are an expert? be freely to contact me privatly.
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DeRaj Premium
Your niche is much more suitable for Google Adsense than for affiliate programs, however, not only in work and financial, you can find affiliate programs even for spiritual or physical or environment or so on things.
If you don't know what is Google Adsense, then you can click this link:- https://www.newsonlineincome.org/how-to-make-money-from-google-adsense/
But, instead of asking other to write contents, I suggest you to do Google search, find other websites related with contents that you want to write, read those contents, take idea and write on your own, but never copy paste. If you ask help with other, you can end up having duplicate contents.
If you think there are some segments for which you can't write contents on your own, take out those segments and only put the segments in which you can write contents.
Remember, more contents you can write, you will have more traffic and conversions and sales. So, keep on writing as many new contents as you can by targeting different keywords for each contents and keep on following Wealthy Affiliate lessons step by step without skipping any lessons or tasks.
You can always feel free to ask me if you need any help from my side within Wealthy Affiliate. Even you can follow me and message me in Facebook if you need my urgent help. This is my Facebook ID:- https://www.facebook.com/rajde029
Best of Luck!
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SazzaS Premium
Thanks, I'll get into that later.
And of course I will follow the lessons one by one. There is no need for me to skip them.
Thanks for the advise and I'll connect with you on fb.

This is one of my ideas, i was already thinking for another website purley product content. To get as much as traffic and affiliate links, but I'm not sure what.

This is pure brainstorming.
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TommyA1 Premium
How do I fix my title and my domain for example my domain is rolling on.com and my title is Wealthy Affiliates Free Online Business. I am almost done with my web site and I want my domain and title together how do I do that now can someone please help me.
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zcfpbaby Premium
I rewrote my about me for my bootcamp site. I already had one and had put it in the page section. The new one I put into the post section. I clicked publish and now the new one says invalid and I can't get it onto the menu. I guess I did what they said not to do and now I have a duplicate and I don't know how to get rid of the old one. I did put the old one into trash, but that did not help. Does anyone know what I need to do now
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phaeton Premium
I am currently in almost the same position as you are. However I did not go the extra step that you did. I foresaw that problem coming up so I didn't publish it. I will be reaching out to Kyle for help on this one.
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zcfpbaby Premium
Kyle responded to my issue last night. He said to listen to the following video:
SiteContent - The Completely Walkthrough
I did watch the whole thing and it was great, but it still did not help me remedy my problem. I have sent him another email. If I get any additional information as to how to do this, I will let you know.
You were smarter than I was, so it may be easier to remedy. Thanks for your response. Sandy
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zcfpbaby Premium
I rewrote my about me for my bootcamp site. I already had one and had put it in the page section. The new one I put into the post section. I clicked publish and now the new one says invalid and I can't get it onto the menu. I guess I did what they said not to do and now I have a duplicate and I don't know how to get rid of the old one. I did put the old one into trash, but that did not help. Does anyone know what I need to do now
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LisaLewis34 Premium
I have a few things in mind for my brand direction. I want to target entrepreneurs who just starting out and people who understand that they can create their own reality, and lifestyle doing what they love, also people who are health conscious physically, mentally. and spiritually. After all HEALTH IS WEALTH!!
what do you guys think of this?
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
You need to narrow down to one niche, one target audience. You have too many things lumped together. Have you read the section on target audiences? I would focus on the make money online market and pick affiliate marketing as a niche, and pick a target audience like stay at home moms, or single moms, or college students, or veterans or criminals who can't get a job, etc. Hope that helps. But you have to pick one.
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JasonMolczyk Premium
Ok. I am just starting out and about to try to set up my first website on the next page I assume. I have never done this before or even anything CLOSE to it in my entire life. Instead of thinking I'm gonna luck out and come up with a good niche right off the bat, I'd appreciate any and all advice from people who have been in my shoes on picking a relatively easy to work with, yet profitable niche. Thankyou.
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CCRider77 Premium
if you are looking for a good niche to start with try Affiliate Bootcamp program here on WA. It is a program I am in and it walks you through the entire process.

The niche is 'making money online' through affiliate marketing. Just follow the program and then when a 'niche' comes to you you will already have the knowledge to set up a site on your own.

Hope that makes sense.
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cleyburn Premium
I am really struggling for some reason here with the site content. I did my about me post and then added a privacy policy page. For some reason when I try to look at my page and click on read more on my post I end up with the privacy policy. When I try to edit I keep getting sent to a screen asking me for a username and password for my website, it seems I am going in circles. Wondering if I should start over, maybe I missed something?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you need to log into your website if you want to edit it. You can do this through the SiteManager:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

After you publish your content from SiteContent to your website, you will be making any future edits to that particular content directly within your website.

I hope this clarifies.
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DKMorrison Premium
I want to target people who are ready for a second career. This is how I ended up here. I am many years from retirement, but tired of my current career and tired of having a boss. I am trying to think of something catchy, but I don't have it yet.

Some of my ideas:
starting a home business online
start a small business online
start a home business online
be your own boss work from home
be your own boss working from home
supplement your income working from home

Thanks!!
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Kyle Premium
Any of those could work, I would suggest that you choose the one that you are the most interested in here Danielle. ;)
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DKMorrison Premium
Thanks, Kyle!
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
It's too broad. That market is great, but you need to target a specific group of people. So for instance, you want to do the make money online niche. Now drill down. Do you want to focus on affiliate marketing? If so, great. Then you still need a target audience:

Retired or disabled vetarans
Military spouses
Senior Citizens
People who are about to retire
minimum wage workers
Entreprenuers
stay at home moms
single moms
college graduates who can't find a job
college students

Hope this helps
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VSibilo Premium
Hi Members,

I have a question related to the widgets.

In the video Kyle adviced to put the Privacy Policy in the footer of the website.

The theme I picked doesn't support the footer content. It only supports the side widget.

Is there a solution to this or do I have to pick another theme?

Tnx in advance

Cheers
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Kyle Premium
You can update the Footer text and content within the code "Editor" inside of your WP-admin area.

Appearance => Editor

And then within the Footer.php file.

Just be careful when you edit this because you can actually create a lot of potential issues if you delete the wrong code.
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jdove523 Premium
I don't understand the affiliate program. Let's say I tell someone about WA, and they go and sign up. That's a referral of MINE. But how do YOU (WA) know that? There's no "Referred By: field anywhere in the sign-up form. How do you know that Person A was referred by me so that I can get the monetary credit for bringing someone aboard?
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MattThomas Premium
Hi John. They have to sign up through your unique affiliate link in order for you to receive referral credit. You can find your affiliate links by clicking the airplane icon at the top of the WA dashboard and then "Links & Tracking". There are a few different standard options of links to use. You can actually link to most pages here at WA, even other people's blog posts. Your affiliate link for those can be found at the top of each post next to a paper clip icon that says "Affiliate". If you click that, your affiliate link will appear for use. Hope that helps.
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jdove523 Premium
Yes, it does Matt! Thank you!
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MattThomas Premium
No problem! You also get credit if people enter WA through one of your own blog posts published here within the platform. Those can rank within Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.

Unfortunately, there's no word-of-mouth referral credit as far as I know. They have to use links.
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siauwjieming Premium
My niche idea is for people who want to build up skill and knowledge in online business and social media marketing. I will target those who never sell items online but eager to start learning this internet business skill and supplement their full time job salary

What you guys think?
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good, most people are in this state. They would love to learn how to do this and have access to a platform like Wealthy Affiliate and there lies the opportunity.
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Hi. It sounds like you're in the make money online market, with a niche in social media. Does that sound right? If so, great choice.
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Roli86 Premium
Hi everyone!
As Kyle have written in the "Target Audiences Tutorial" the work from home niche is very competitive.

Does is mean that it will be hard to rank on Google for keywords related to this niche?

I have found a lot of keywords that has 200 - 1000 searches per month, but the QSR is under 130. I think that these keywords would be good.

I am a bit confused because my idea was "work from home" niche.

Thank you for your help!
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Kyle Premium
It actually isn't all that competitive for the fact that there are millions of keywords in this space, many of which have low competition. Of course, targeting some of the more competitive terms will be difficult, but there is lots and lots of opportunity outside of that and this is something that we are going to be covering as we move through the training.
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
The traffic sounds great. They suggest QSR be under 200 for new sites - preferably between 1-100. I would try to pick your first 5 keywords in the target range of traffic 50 and over and your QSR 1-100. Hope that helps.
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Roli86 Premium
Thank you very much Kyle!
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Roli86 Premium
Thank you for your ideas!
I'll take your advice!
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Hi. I need some help. I love the make money online market, specifically, affiliate marketing. However, I thought I'd target college students or college grads who have tons of debt and can't find jobs.

But I'm looking for keywords and they're all redundant. Then I tried minimum wage workers, same thing. Any insights?
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TGoddard Premium
Hey I went to the same thing so I know how you feel. You have to think outside of the box to get in. I wrote down as many phases and started peace phrases together that make sense and have a low QSR . Hope that helps you out. Https://www.aroundtheclockmoney.com is my site I came up with think outside of the box.
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
Your site is down.
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TGoddard Premium
Thank you let me see what is going on
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TGoddard Premium
www.aroundtheclockmoney.com
try again please seems like it's working on my end
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Vilperi16 Premium
I really like this training it is helping me to be business oriented in the niche where most people are either feeling sorry for themselves or have given up. My job is to give them hope and motivate them to dream big and to work with their limitations to make those dreams a reality.
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Kyle Premium
Lots of people are in that state and there are a lot of people you can help by getting them in here at WA doing something they love and within a platform that truly cares about them (and where they have an unbelievable ommunity to ean on).
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jstliza Premium
I'm at the part putting in my seo description, and having a problem with my thought pattern. If I'm promotting WA can i use those words (letters) in my description-- something like this 'veterans are making money with the WA affiliate program made easy, not a make money now, but a career.' don't know if i can put something like this in the description part. suggestions please!
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JGSM Premium
You can take out "the not a money now" part cause more than likely you'll be explaining that in the article that you write with it
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Charlotte3 Premium
my aim to promote Wa is to make the best AUT of nothing to something amazing as much as I have no experience to this I want to prove to everyone out there that they must join Wa to make a living and get the support from all the good people who care about each other then u will no that you are home and u not alone I feel blessed to be part of the Wa family
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JGSM Premium
Wow my typed messed up lol it's great to have u here with us
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So i would like the direction of My website to be middle aged (35-50) americans, who are also middle income (50-100K annual income). I believe in this demographic there are a lot of individuals just like myself who are constantly searching for ways to supplement and eventually replace their 9-5 income. I have been my whole almost. Is this too broad of a target demographic? I think there are a lot of target audience here who could/would try out the program if motivated enough.
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Elizstarr74 Premium
I'm thinking about Facebook Marketing. I think I already understand a lot ( or at least some ) of it, If it means I have an FB page to promote WA and Promote my blog website that has my WA referral links and Also maybe buying time in ads on FB for FB to promote my website. Do I have this right?
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BethanyRae Premium
I don't know what I'm targeting, cause that was the 4th time I have done this video and for 19 minutes its about affiliate, and key words to build around. Build around what? What are you building, a post, a page a blog? Something with images, I have the Jaaxy account, are we looking for keywords in our niche? If so, you want me to grab other highlighted words that someone else wrote ...oh my....you should have spent an hour cause I know one side lower and the other side higher but what am I looking up. If my page is about product being sold with the affiliates that I'm associated with then I know my product, I know what I'm selling. UGGGGhh
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gaedae Premium
If you are doing Affiliate Bootcamp you are doing a website to sell memberships for WA. Just follow the training and it will all come together.
If you want to develop your own niche you should go to the Certification course.
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BethanyRae Premium
I was not told that, I took it from the email I got the Affiliate program was a form of fast Track, to learn it quicker. Now I know why nothing is setting straight with me.
I have had many responses about me learning and why we had to do certain things, when my site is a blog and posting Link's with all the company's I am affiliated with. Someone should have told me. I have all day been saying to myself, How do I do research for niche, when all's need is my site up and traffic flowing. Then everything will start running.
Thank you so much for telling me that.
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gaedae Premium
If you are doing Affiliate Bootcamp you are trying to bring in new members to WA. Follow the lessons and it will all come together.
If you want to do your own niche do the lessons in Certification.
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BethanyRae Premium
Now I'm really confused! I thought we were to pick our niche, and mine is Marketing & Advertising and Retail Sales. So my site is all about blogging, shopping posting links, PPC PPV PPS. The video said when hovering over the pen up top that we shouldn't be making any training programs. We should be blogging BUT don't promote anything on your page because this a no promotional company. If I can't promote my product how do I make money?
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gaedae Premium
The blogging under the pen is just for a blog within the WA community, that is why it says no promoting.
If you are going to do your own niche, go to the green Certification button on the left and follow the lessons to create your website and start your blog.
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lafavorpower Premium
So I need some help... Im doing the affiliate bootcamp and im trying to think of names for the site. My target audience is personal trainers looking to start their blog/website. I am stuck on a name. I really could use some help... Im thinking mypthustle but I dont like how it looks. any suggestions?
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mduhamel Premium
the bloggingathelete?
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lafavorpower Premium
Ohhh i like! Thank you!
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mduhamel Premium
i would go to the area where you can choose to buy a domain and keep trying to buy ones that sounds good. it will let you know if the domain is taken :)
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DPrunier1 Premium
Hi there Lafavorpower,
I was just tooling around in Domain area and thought i might give it a go for some suggestions for you . Just a starting point of course, but i quickly came up with these. 1to1personaltraining.com ( avail )
1on1personaltraining.com (avail )
just for you personaltrianing.com ( avail )

Hope this was helpful,

Douglas.
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michidon1 Premium
This is a very interesting topic, and it could really help in the future. The thing is that, new investors and business personnel like myself would find this program very challenging, because for myself, I had never done online marketing or business before. So it is nice to know that when I have a problem I can get assistance from WA.
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My niche is click your future i did setup the website and published my review but i don't know if t is good enough to publish but i did anyway so too the policy page and about me post.
the problem i have on my main menu is that the about me post stay's on the main menu while I put it under the home button what can I do to put it somewhere else like the bottum of the main menu
Please help
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BethanyRae Premium
ok I went with new theme, plain easy, I can add anything when I'm ready, but could someone please tell me where or how or what the name of the plugin is for a toolbar above my content box???? I have none, on blog, page or post. Please someone help me
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Kyle Premium
The tool bar will show when you are within the "edit mode". You should see it there, you won't see it otherwise. There is no plugin required to have the editing options, it is native to wordpress.

Here is a quick overview:
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BethanyRae Premium
Thank you very much for responding, I did try that I clicked on edit at top of page and it still won't come up....
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BethanyRae Premium
I have already started over 3 times. So I just watched the Video again on how to customize your menu's. And I leaving message because I did it right along with you. First my about me and my privacy is in the same place as you put. But on my site it's streaming and it's also is in the middle of my site, my sidebar is way at bottom of page and your's is right beside your content. Your teaching page looks nothing like mine. When clicked on widgets my page was totally different then yours. So how do I move my Sidebar up to the top? How do I get the privacy to just a menu tab. Also I have a bunch of boxes to choose from with the menu and your screen didn't so I have no idea which one to check to make it right? HELP
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RKiuttu Premium
Bethany it depends on the Wordpress Theme that you have chosen.

Other ones have the sidebar widget in different places. You can always change your theme and I recommend you to do so if your current theme is too complicated.

In this training you will learn how to change a theme You can also move the sidebar in your current theme but it's probably more complicated. One easy way to get started is to choose the same theme that Kyle uses in his tutorials so you can exactly follow his methods.
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BethanyRae Premium
That's it you just said it, I should have the same as Kyle does, I do. Plain Black and White and Red
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BethanyRae Premium
How come that question above me has two likes, one from Kyle and someone else, but Kyle didn't reply to tell me what to do. it says in video if you need help post at bottom and I will reply
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Numbergurl Premium
Kyle may not have had time to see your post yet. Give it a little time. RKiutti is right though. If you picked a different theme than your setup will be different. It all depends on the theme.
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LuckyRascal1 Premium
I have read so much on wealthy affiliates, scams blogs, is it legit?
No sure what to write for wealthy affiliate review? all confused.
don't want to write to much, but not to little too. but want to write interesting and in formable information. been trying to write for week now, finally asking for help, very hard for me to do.
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CJDodaro Premium
Pretend you just met a friend on the street and they asked you: 'So what's new with you?' How would you respond if you wanted to let them know what you have been doing with Wealthy Affiliate? Then, write naturally. Explain everything in your own words.
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rufat Premium
Don't make it too long or too short. Just explain to your readers how WA can help them, how it helped you. If you love WA and enjoy your experience here so far try to explain how WA helped you and how your readers can benefit from WA.
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Ok, as Kyle already knows, I have been struggling to find my "Niche". Now I took his advice and asked myself the questions of what I want to help people doing....I have thus far thought of stay at home moms (since I am one) and helping them make money from home via WA! is that possible??? Can I incorporate the two? Another niche is also, helping stay at home moms stay connected to one another but I really have no idea how to sell that one....

thanks in advance :)
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CJDodaro Premium
I think that the first one is the best. You can simply write naturally from your experiences in trying to manage your time, your family, your business, etc.
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Charlotte3 Premium
I agree with u you're experience can get u we're u want to be as u don't have to guess is what u have experienced
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CJDodaro Premium
So true.
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Jennistevens Premium
So, maybe I am a little confused by the numbers, but I am very interested in setting up a site on "how to make money at home". I think the numbers are good with 41,238 searches, 7,011 traffic and a QSR of 55 and my target audience would be stay at home moms. Can anyone tell me if I am understanding these numbers correctly for building a brand and a specialized niche with a targetted audience?
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JasonHeard Premium
It seems like your target audience would be - stay at home moms interested in making money from home.

While this isn't necessarily a great keyword, it is an audience. And you could find many keywords related to this niche.
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Laura124 Premium
Kyle, I really appreciate the approach you take in the videos...coming from someone that has not been through this process before, the visual really helps. I stop and start the videos as I go through the same steps on my own site. It's the perfect way for me to learn! Thank you very much :)
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SEK Premium
I am once again enjoying this. This is my third time through affiliate bootcamp.

Each time I go through these lessons I learn things I forgot or just plain missed.

I am hoping to improve my website and move on to creating another website.

If anyone has any ideas how I can improve my website avoidscam.org please let me know.

Thanks,

shawn
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Charlotte3 Premium
Hi guys my focus it will be about relationship mariege the reason y hes not happy or u not happy the reason y he Doe's not find u attractive anymore and u feel like I don't care anymore. We Will talk more about all that less be oupan and discusse some important issues in our like .I'm not a relationship expect but trust me I think I no enough and I'm sure I can really help my brothers and sisters .because if u can't talk about it no one will no so let's help each athar
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KC1953 Premium
I love beaches and beach towns. My chosen niche' is going to be Beach-Investigator.com. I purchased the domain name a few minutes ago.

I've created a list of information I plan to provide for each town and hope to encourage interaction via readers asking questions or asking for specific information along the way.

Plan to start at the north end of Florida on the Atlantic side and move south visiting each beach town until I get to the west end of the Panhandle, providing readers with a comprehensive list of what is available in the town pertaining to vacationing there, fishing info, shark tooth hunting, antique collecting, etc.

Not sure how I will monetize it just yet but I'll figure that out along the way. Barring that, it's a really good way to make beach town exploring tax deductible! :-)

Comments welcome.
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Charlotte3 Premium
hi KC1953 I do like what u said is really amazing. and to ad to that to give u something to considered .I think u must also focus on the schools so that kits will grow up with a.no ledge and it will be powerful for the fact that they lend that from an early age .they will not straggle to decide what they want to be when they finished school .
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kelli91711 Premium
This sounds good to me.
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