Wealthy Affiliate Tips For New Members - the first week or two

Last Update: September 30, 2017

Here are a few Wealthy Affiliate tips that I have put together which I hope will be of use especially for new members. These are specifically designed to help you as you begin the training and engage with the online community at WA, which can seem a bit daunting when you’re just starting. Since I have found the training to be more than thorough and the people on here to be extremely genuine and helpful, these are my initial thoughts on how to make the best of the first couple of weeks.

1. Follow the training in order

This may sound a bit simple but I have found myself sometimes trying to skip forward in my eagerness to get started or to jump ahead to know more. However what I’ve learned is that the training is extremely well-structured and is offered in a way that helps you really learn about every aspect in a time-ordered fashion. There are no short cuts and where I have tried to jump ahead, I have discovered that the answer is inevitably found in the training at the point I really needed it. So follow the training and all will be answered.

2. Take the recommended actions
Again another ‘simple’ tip but taking action is the key to your success. Many people will have ideas, some will make decisions based on those ideas, but only a few will take the necessary actions to bring those dreams into reality. And those are the ones reaping the rewards.

3. Make your own notes

Most of the training is available in written form and also video walkthroughs and I have found both to be very useful in getting the information across. I also used a notebook to create some of my own notes on each topic, starting each topic on a new page of the book and noting down the lesson number at the top of the page. This has been invaluable as I could easily refer back to it when I wanted to check over something again and couldn’t remember exactly which lesson it was in. I found everything easily in my notebook. It’s obviously also simple to search online but for basic things like setting up your website, remembering to update the software and enabling keywords etc., it was great to refer to my own notes without having to swap between browser pages all the time.

4. Join in with the community and ask if you need help
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, however simple they may seem. There is always someone online to help you, whether you are using the ‘question’ button found under the pen icon at the top of the page, or joining in the online chat room. There is so much help available here at Wealthy Affiliates from well-meaning and informed people. So if you need help, just ask. As a bonus, this will also boost your ranking as a member, which is also a fun way to chart your activity and progress.

5. Follow some members but be personal

Building up a network is vital as we are all here to create a new life and I have found that establishing relationships with people can really boost your confidence, help you when you get stuck and expand your personal support network. However, I have personally always read the profile of the person I am following and tried to leave a personal comment to reflect that. It’s good to realise that there are human beings behind all the usernames and we all like to be recognised for being unique, so try to engage people by showing a real interest in them and their situation. It will create better relationships in the long run.

6. Answer posts and comments in a timely manner

It’s good to know that the things we write are actually being read. Acknowledging comments with a ‘thank you’ takes a small amount of time but makes us all feel that our input is welcomed and valued. Even a ‘like’ can show that we have read the comment although I do personally try to leave a reply to show I have read the answers people have kindly left.

7. Start an ideas book

This could be electronic or an actual book or notepad but I have found that I have so many ideas flowing now that I don’t want to lose them. Writing things down in a book means that I can retain the idea whilst not having it circulating in my head all day. And I can then come back to it another time to take it further.

8. Begin writing

Commit to writing something each day. It’s part of the actions you need to take to be successful. You don’t need to write ‘War and Peace’ and it doesn’t need to be perfect to start with, but get into the habit of writing a few paragraphs and publishing them either on your webpage or your WA blog every day. And if you don’t feel you are ready to publish them yet, then write them in SiteContent or your blog and save them for later.

9. Be excited but be realistic

There is so much opportunity here and it really is yours for the taking. However the old phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day” comes to mind because I recognise that there is a lot of work to be done to get up and running before the money starts to flow. The rewards are there and there are many testimonials to that, but Wealthy Affiliates is not a get rich quick scheme. However it is a genuine online business opportunity that you can build in your own time to secure your future.

10. Get some sleep

It’s addictive on here, especially if you are motivated, excited and want to succeed, which most of us do! However not getting enough sleep will slow you down and dampen your creative ideas so be strict, and turn off the computer in time to get some well-deserved rest. There's always tomorrow.

So that’s it – my top 10 tips for new members here at Wealthy Affiliates. I hope you find them useful and wish you all the best in building your online business.


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Very insightful Gail. Will follow your recommendations as best I can.

Greetings,
Colin
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GailLowe Premium
Great. Glad it was helpful. Give me a shout if you need to!
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clayharrison Premium
Thanks Gail... For clarifying your techniques from start to finish on how to build a website with Wealthy Affiliate. I have a tendency to jump ahead. It is good to know I should stay in order with Kyle's well planned lessons. I was trying to make my goal to go to Las Vegas, when I first started with Wealthy Affiliate seven months ago, and I would get impatient and get ahead of myself.

Kyle encouraged me to follow the certification classes in order. I have been learning a lot from Kyle, Carson, Jay, the Wealthy Affiliate Community, and the great Support Team. I had switched over to the boot camp, as my niche is promoting Wealthy Affiliate, also, and Amazon. It was suggested to go to the boot camp with this being my niche. I have completed four tutorials in boot camp and the first two levels the certification tutorials, plus working on my website which seems to be an ongoing effort, one day at a time

I appreciate your clear techniques of learning from your experience with Wealthy Affiliate. Maybe, we could compare notes from time to time. Wishing you the best in your creative endeavors for the ones you serve online... Clay
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GailLowe Premium
Hi Clay. Thanks for reading this and I'm glad you found it useful. I wrote this after a few weeks here and I stick by it as I have now worked my way through to level 5. I just started on the boot camp with the onset of the SWG challenge but there really is so much here that I haven't really gone through all Jay's webinars. That's still on my list! :)

I don't think hink it matters however as long as you are consistently writing good context. That is the key to traffic and therefore income I think.
All the best for your sites and I look forward to catching up with you again soon.
Gail
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Dbell241 Premium
Thank you for writing that!
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GailLowe Premium
Glad you liked it and hope it was helpful.
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JMaki Premium
Great tips for a new WA member like me! Thanks for sharing!
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GailLowe Premium
You're welcome. Oooh - sounds like a good line for a song..... :)
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Billion55 Premium
Hi Gail,

This is great blog you wrote. It will help people just starting out in WA. Kyle & Carson should find a way to incorporate it into their training videos and ever better you should create your own training video. Keep up the excellent work you are definitely a great asset to this WA community.

Regards,
Carmine
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GailLowe Premium
Ah thank you Carmine. That's lovely of you to say. I'm loving it here - definitely found my calling! Thanks for reading and have a great day. Gail.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for these wonderful tips! I believe this will help many people as they begin their journey. I picked up a few that i was not yet doing. Again, thank you!
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GailLowe Premium
You're welcome.....I hope it isn't the sleep you're missing out on! Take care.
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Armlemt Premium
I always miss out on sleep! I'm an insomniacs. That's all on me, tthough and this business alliws me to adjust my hours when mmy sleep pattern goes wonky on me. I love it!!!
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GailLowe Premium
Perfect then.
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DEversley Premium
Thanks Gail!

Very helpful.
I approve this message 100%.
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GailLowe Premium
Thank you David. Your comments are much appreciated.
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mickeyb123 Premium
These are all common sense tips that will serve all members equally well!
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GailLowe Premium
Thank you.
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mikewood1975 Premium
Thank you
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Thank alot
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laurenjean Premium
Wow, Gail, your tips are spot-on! Excellent advice for newcomers and established members alike. Sleep? What's that? He he. By the way... the excitement doesn't wear off (or at least it hasn't for me). Always something new happening online to be excited about. :)
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GailLowe Premium
Thank you. Ant thanks for reading. Good to know that I'm on the right track from someone in the top 100. Appreciate it. Have a great day. I need to do the washing up! Argh!! :) Maybe there's a blog there about making the washing up exciting.....hmmm...
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selinna1 Premium
Thank You Gail. Your Tips are very interesting, easy to understand & so on point. Since I am a new member & not so geeky with technology,webs etc, I will use all your tips & hope they will be helpful to me & as well as to others who are clueless like me. Thanks again.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Selinna. Glad to know they are of use. I've followed you back to. Welcome aboard!
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selinna1 Premium
Thanks Gail
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NackO Premium
Thanks Gail. Very insightful and helpful for a newbie.
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GailLowe Premium
Glad it was useful. I need to follow number 10 a bit more though! Have fun and if you need help, just ask.
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ShesheHcoach Premium
Thank you so much! It is so funny about not getting sleep due to the excitement. I just joined yesterday and I was so excited to the point where it was hard for me to get relaxed and get some zzzzzs. I really do appreciate all that you said as it is a lot of information...
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Sheila
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WHearn Premium
All very good tip:. Especially the one about keeping notes. With so much information coming at me, it is a challenge to keep everything straight. Thanks!!!
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GailLowe Premium
Glad it was helpful and thanks for reading.
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Yes, exactly my thoughts! This is the one I need to put in practice! Thanks for taking time to write this out! :)
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GailLowe Premium
No worries. I know it can be a bit daunting starting out but it really is worth it.
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GailLowe Premium
No worries. I know it can be a bit daunting starting out but it really is worth it.
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navyqm Premium
Hi Gail
thanks for the great advice I'll use it wisely
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GailLowe Premium
Hi Joseph. Here to help.
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Kickbacked Premium
Nice post Gail!
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GailLowe Premium
Thank you. I appreciate you reading it.
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Chintha Premium
Great advices! Thank you Gail!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Chintha. Hope it's all going well for you.
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Chintha Premium
Thank you, Gail! I'm asking so many questions, and this lovely community has been so helpful. My confusions are getting less each day. I just hope I'm not driving people crazy asking so many questions;-)
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GailLowe Premium
Questions are good - it's how we learn. Ask away! What's so nice here is that we are all working on our own niches so we are not directly in competition with each other. I think that's why it works as a business model.
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Chintha Premium
I totally agree! I feel so happy to see when someone posts something that's working for them. It makes me so happy ... ....almost like I achieved it!
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LatriciaT1 Premium
Thank you. A few of the ideas you mentioned I started doing, but then stopped because I thought I was crazy. Good to know that was not true. Will put to good use.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Latricia. If nothing else, it proves that there's another crazy person in the world like you! :) Hope it's all going well. Success is out there.
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