First Steps With My New Bootcamp Business
by Kyle

First off, I am Kyle Loudoun. Co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate, a platform that Carson Lim and I created over 18 years ago and that has turned into a true lifelong passion project. We are a company that focuses on YOU, and how to best help people build thriving businesses within the online world.

To do this, we combine technology, education, and community to offer you the most forward-thinking platform to build an online business within. If you ever feel stuck along the way, scroll down to the comments area of any of the training resources and ask a question. You WILL get help.

Tasks for this Lesson:

  • Understand the Potential of Online Businesses
  • Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate's Hubs platform
  • Course goals and roadmap overview

Now let’s talk business…and the first steps and your introduction to how all of this stuff works.

Imagine a marketplace that's never closed. A bustling economy of activity that literally spans the globe. Where once we were limited by brick-and-mortar establishments and office hours, we're now liberated by 24/7/365 access to a world of information and choice... and therein lies our opportunity as affiliate marketers and online business owners.

That is the world of online business... always present, constantly evolving, and always working on your behalf. This environment allows us all to create a passive income, and promoting Wealthy Affiliate is going to offer you one of the most lucrative opportunities out there. =

As you move through the Affiliate Bootcamp training we are going to help you carve out your own brand in this industry, and through time, create a full-time and very much scalable business online.

Our goal is to help you tackle the online world with confidence, and to give you the capability to create a business of any level of success online, and the ability to do this within ANY niche, (passion or interest).

So without further adieu, let’s get rolling into the opportunity side of this business, and then I am going to be explaining how Hubs works and how having access to this platform is going to give you a true competitive advantage.

Affiliate Marketing - The GROWING & Massive Opportunity.

The Internet is a big place, with a lot of opportunities. It can be overwhelming when you are starting out and looking for direction, so I want to explain a few things here to you.

You're accessing a global market. Billions of internet users with high-speed access now. 5.5 billion to be precise. These Internet users span every country in the world, and are making regular purchases online.

The question isn't, 'Is there potential?' but rather 'How massive is this potential?'.

Global “e-commerce” is set to reach 6.4 TRILLION in 2024, and 6.9 TRILLION in 2025. These are big freakin’ numbers.

Global Ecommerce Trends
So our goal as you move into the Wealthy Affiliate world is to help you get a piece of this pie, and to give you a skill set, the tools, and the mentorship that you can utilize to grow to ANY level of success online.

Whether you want to earn an extra $1,000 per month, or you want to scale your business to $100,000 per month, both are possible. Both are built on the same foundation, and built using the same principles, and both can be achieved here within WA.

Imagine, for a minute, instead of your community or city, the world is now your marketplace. To succeed online, you simply are going to need to connect with a very small percentage of this global audience…and that is the path we are going to set you out on as we move through the core training here at WA.

A website is the foundation of your business, and that is going to be our initial focus and building it out in a way that leads to success and you establishing a brand online. The next focus after that, is building an audience. Before you can sell anything at all or to earn money online, you need to have people to sell to. T

hen we monetize our websites, and there are many ways to do this, but the focus of this training is going to be achieving success through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate, the leading company within the online business world and one that is only getting easier to promote, and becoming more and more lucrative with time.

And To accomplish ALL of this, it all starts with the “Hubs” platform here, which iis going to be the “control center” of your business.

Navigating Wealthy Affiliate's Hubs Platform

Now that you're acquainted with the immense potential of the online world, let's dive into something truly exciting—Wealthy Affiliate's Hubs platform. First anEnter Wealthy Affiliate’s Hubs platform, your comprehensive environment where you are going to manage your website, research, and content game plan all from one location. Think of it as your virtual headquarters, designed to streamline your entrepreneurial journey.

Upon logging in you will be able to access your Hubs platform from the main dashboard.

Hubs MenuYou will see an Activity tab as well, which is where you can get your stream of high value expert blogs, success stories, affiliate stats, our top 10 posts of the day, video blogs/training, and access help for the 10,000’s of experts here within WA. Full access to that platform is included in your Premium and Premium Plus+ membership.

Key Features to Understand:

  • Website Management Area. This is where you are going to be able to manage your website, login into your website (Premium & Premium Plus+ members) and to initial your content creation. All websites here are hosted on our high speed, high ranking, and ultra secure Managed Wordpress Hosting framework
  • Core Training. This is where you will be accessing your key training, which initially is 20 lessons in length. As you complete these lessons, additional and more advanced training will become available to our Premium/Premium Plus+ members within this scroll. We are going to truly advance you from any level of marketer, to an expert through this core training +.
  • Your Milestones. These are not just writing milestones, but milestones in your business. As you start to build out your website and content, you are going to open your doors to the ability to earn money through affiliate programs, through advertising networks, and establishing authority and traffic in your respective niche.
  • Website Structure & Organization. This section is going to help you discover a broader blueprint for your business, and categories that you can touch on within your niche. The research is done for you, and this will give you over 200 high opportunity content ideas that you can use to build out your business.
  • Task Manager. Manage your writing task through the “To Do” list. This is going to help you streamline your entire business, and give you a focused road map to success within your respective niche. You can add ideas to this list at any point, and it will be pre-loaded with some initial key pages that you want to add to your website.
  • Niche Research. This is where it gets really fun, you are going to be able to get “ideas galore” related to your niche. This is going to provide you with 100’s of low competition, and highly targeted ideas across your niche that you can use to build out your business.

Embrace this platform. Jump into its features. It’s designed to turn your initial “niche” idea, and create a road-map to a long term and very successful venture online.

Future Vision: The Bootcamp Goals and Roadmap Ahead

What is the build out of your business going to look like, and what are some early stage milestones of your business? Let's talk about planning. Think of setting up an online business as a journey. Like any worthy journey, it requires an initial roadmap. Over the course of this bootcamp, your growth will be tangible and you are going to start to see results in the early stages of your business. Here's a sneak peek of your journey ahead:

STEP 1: Understanding and picking your niche. You have already done this within the initial Hubs Wizard that you did when you joined, you have your “target audience” selected, and as you move forward you are going to be helping that audience with your content.

STEP 2: Mastering the art of content creation. This isn't just about piecing words together; it's about creating value, solving problems, sparking interest. This is something that you are going to be well-versed on within the first series of lessons alone and we have writing platforms that are going to help you speed up the process drastically.

STEP 3: Get rankings in search engines. Learn SEO secrets that even experts aren't fully aware of, this is going to be the first focus as the source of “traffic” to your business. Because what's the purpose of creating great content if it’s not being found, right? Google, Bing and Yahoo can yield significant traffic to your business…and traffic means opportunity!

STEP 4: Make Money! You are going to be learning how to earn revenue through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate right from the early stages. You have instant access to one of the most lucrative affiliate programs online here, and we are going to be teaching you the highest converting strategies.

ULTIMATE GOAL: Get YOU Down in Vegas. 300 Sales in a calendar year you will be sitting on a full-time business online, and sitting with us down in Las Vegas for our ultra-exclusive, fully-paid affiliate conference. We run this every year, and we would love to have you there next year.

You can read about our Las Vegas “Super Affiliate” incentive within the following post:

READ POST: Achieve Super Affiliate Status in the Year Ahead!

And this is just scratching the surface of what is to come. You are capable of any level of success you are willing to work for, and we are going to help you harness your full potential here within WA.

Tasks for this Lesson:

  • Understand the Potential of Online Businesses
  • Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate's Hubs platform
  • Course goals and roadmap overview