Some Advice For New Members Of Wealthy Affiliate
Joining WA is a double edged sword. I learned so much about building websites and getting traffic which is easier than building the site in my opinion but I also used to spend so much time helping people I wouldn't get my own work done. All things in moderation, I suppose that includes helping people too lol.
I can honestly say that WA taught me the basics and gave me the ability to stand on my own two feet in the marking world but it didn't come easy. I spent countless hours asking questions and learning 1 step at a time.
I joined back before they had all this boot camp stuff and I had to dig and claw for the info I needed but the community is what keeps you going and not because of some magic energy but because it allows you to get the help you need so that you keep learning and moving forward.
Yes I am making money from my websites. I have many more than are posted on here and some that are posted I've sold, I don't update my profile here as much as I should. (that's a side effect from being too busy making money)
My biggest advice is that once you pick a niche stick with it. Do not change before you get the site off the ground.
Everyone laughs and says OH everyone changes their niche but if you're smart you won't. Trust me the grass is not any greener on the other side of the fence.
If you're not sure what niche to choose jump right into the Boot Camp and ignore everything else. They have that mapped out so that if you follow the instructions you can't hardly mess it up.
Another piece of advice is pick niches with residual incomes like WA, once you sell one from WA you keep getting paid as long as the person is a member. Electronic cigarettes are a great niche for the same reason just FYI. (if you want to get into the E cig niche let me know I can help you.
Also try to find things that have at least 1 tier downline (not MLMs though stay clear of MLMs) again e cigs are good for this but the residual income is the only way to go. Don't waste time doing anything that has a one time commission. You will end up with banners and adwords on your site as well as related recommendations that will be one time commissions and that's fine, I am referring to the main niche of the website having a residual income.
Let me know if you have any questions I am always happy to help.