Paying it Forward at WA!

Last Update: October 23, 2013

Today we will be releasing some updates to the way that member rank works at Wealthy Affiliate. We're excited about these changes and we think they are going to further make rank at WA more accurately show how active, engaged, and helpful folks are.

Pay it Forward

This is a phrase that Kyle and I adopted from square one at Wealthy Affiliate. Way back in 2005 when we started WA and saw the need for an interactive community to teach Online Business, we started to "Pay it Forward" and build this into the roots of what WA is.

Paying it forward simply means that you will get help, get your questions answered, and have others lend a hand whenever they can. In turn, you will then have some answers that you can help others with when they have questions. Helping one another is another way to look at it!

Our update today with regards to ranking and working towards ambassadorship takes into consideration how you pay it forward. Do you reply to people who have questions or are looking for feedback? Have you passed along any information that you learned from someone else? These are the kinds of things that are now taken into consideration within your WA Rank.

Helpful means being Well Rounded Too!

Being "well rounded" means you are paying it forward across the spectrum of communication platforms in WA. Helping someone out when they have questions, in live chat, on WA blogs, in classroom discussions etc. There are many ways to pay it forward and we consider this within the latest update.

90% of questions at Wealthy Affiliate get answered, and although that is incredible, it's still not good enough. Everyone deserves an answer and we are building the technology so that questions can be found and answered more quickly. As such, response time plays an important role in the latest update.

When it comes to training, we continue the trend of Paying it Forward and Rankings. If you have something that you want to share with others that works for you, that's great and you are more than welcome to publish. We will continue to closely monitor training to make sure all training added to WA is helpful, easy to follow, and free of any promotions or links to external sites. Together we can contribute, evolve, and continue to be the most helpful community in the online business world!

What will happen to your Rank?

Your rank may go up, it may go down, or it may stay exactly the same. Your points may show more in one category and less in another and this fluctuation will happen now and in the future. Some aspects of our algorithm give more weight to certain metrics, and less to others. With every update we make you can expect to see fluctuation in your points. So, don't worry yourself about your "points". If you pay it forward and are well rounded in regards to being helpful, your WA rank will reflect that.

Everything that Kyle and I do at Wealthy Affiliate is designed and built with utmost quality in mind and will always focus on this. We strive to be the most helpful community, have the easiest to use platform, and in turn help members become the most educated, trained, and successful online business owners in the world.

This update follows these goals and will help to move the entire community in a positive and forward thinking direction.

Carson

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cld111 Premium
This is why I am proud to be affiliated with Wealthy Affiliate!
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Jaweda2k Premium
This is the reason why I am here!
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Carson Premium
...and we're very glad to have you James!

I look forward to following your progress and having the opportunity to help out in every way I can :)

Carson
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msdj8163 Premium
I have had issues with posting my page as instructed in training and then get no feedback. My message is very polite. I know everyone is busy on here but if everyone spent a half an hour to hour a week helping we could all move forward. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
We are not "perfect" but we are working hard to make sure everyone gets their questions answered! Many new features of WA will help with this. Everyone at WA is a team and helping one another helps the community as a whole.

With regards to posting your page, what problems are you having? Did you click the "publish" button within your website admin area?

Thanks for the feedback!

Carson
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blkcat Premium
Hi. I'm almost new to this business, but have stumbled upon some hurdles myself, maybe I can help you. What do you mean by posting my page?
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msdj8163 Premium
Yes the page is published. I guess posting is not the correct word. After we complete training Kyle has provide the link to the page from our website that we just wrote. I include a nice message asking for feedback and comments. However, my request goes unanswered. I then a day later I write another message asking for feedback and usually I will then get some response. It is frustrating to have to ask twice though. It is great that after a specific training that we send a message with our new link but frustrating when you have to keep asking for comments. Thank you for listening. Debbie
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DarleneJones Premium
Nice. That's what WA is all about is learning and helping others.
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Carson Premium
Hey Darlene - this mentality has been there from the beginning and is in the very threads of what makes up the WA community. We are working hard to make it easier and faster to help one another!

We grow and move forward as a community and I can tell you that folks at WA are the most trained affiliates out there - this is a big competitive advantage!!!

Thanks :)

Carson
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mikemaxwell Premium
Great article Carson! You explain so well everything that WA is. I want to thank you and Kyle for providing a stable and informative platform for people who want to learn, help and make money online. You guys are the best bar none!
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Carson Premium
Thanks Mike, those are powerful words and they are highly motivating for Kyle and I.

There is not a minute in the day that we and our team are working to improve the platform, the training, the tools, the website network, or the communication and this will never slow ;)

Much appreciated!

Carson
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