Don't Call Them Gurus

Last Update: October 23, 2014

For all of us who are here at Wealthy Affiliate we see the evidence of the incredible skill set and personal attributes possessed by the Founders (Kyle and Carson) every day. For those still considering Wealthy Affiliate you can sense it, but are anxious to know if they are the real deal, especially if you have had bad experiences following self-proclaimed internet gurus and their over hyped under delivered programs.

It's hard to imagine a better skill set than those of our Founders, who are on a mission to create the best internet business training platform on the web. They met while finishing their degrees in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. This is where they gained a very creditable background in computer software design which is the technical training allowing them to create and improve this incredible training platform.

It was Carson who first started working the internet with great success while he and Kyle were still students at UBC back in 2002. Kyle followed Cason's suggestion to give it a try, limiting his PPC budget to $5 per day using his girlfriend's CC. Within 6 months he was making more money from his part time efforts on line than his professors were making at UBC. By month 12 he was ready to focus his full time efforts on his rapidly growing internet business.

In September 2005 both Kyle and Carson's internet businesses were running on cruise control so they decided to focus their energies on a start-up internet company called Wealthy Affiliate. WealthyAffiliate.com was initially a keyword listing service with a modest membership fee. Membership got access to a monthly list of hot keywords and training on how to create a successful internet business from these keywords.

They became dedicated to providing the training and services that would allow others to do what they were doing using exactly the same skills and techniques. Their vision of creating the best internet marketing training platform is not unlike the vision of perfection Steve Jobs had as a young entrepreneur in the mid 70s. Their passion for executing this vision is visible every day to Wealthy Affiliate members.

Kyle and Carson are legitimate Internet Gurus ... but don't call them that. It is not who they aspire to be. They are just normal guys in their early 30s who just happen to be very bright visionaries applying the skills acquired in college to create Wealthy Affiliate and to constantly improve the best internet business training platform on the web.

Both became Daddy's for the first time in the last year, and two more genuine, honest, caring, and generous young entrepreneurs you will never meet. They are dedicated to providing the training and services that will allow each member at Wealthy Affiliate to become a successful internet marketer.

Current members here at WA know what I am talking about. Prospective members are hopeful and excited to learn this reality as they consider joining Wealthy Affiliate. Kyle and Carson are everything they appear to be ... and then some. For prospective WA members this becomes immediately clear once you get inside.

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jwaffil2018 Premium
There could not be any better post regarding the honesty and integrity of our leaders Carson and Kyle! The entire world needs to see this and REALIZE that WA is the Real Deal.
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NWTDennis Premium
Maybe not the whole world ... yet, but WA is definitely in a class by itself thanks to Kyle, Carson, Jay, and the incredibly gifted staff working in the background.
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jwaffil2018 Premium
They are all incredible individuals.
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BRawiri Premium
Great post Dennis, well done! And I completely agree :-)
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NWTDennis Premium
Thank you Brenda. I was experimenting with content creation ideas during Cert Training. I discovered I loved the process, but I'll admit I don't publish often enough on my WA Blog.

Still not satisfied with the pace I achieve at creating content, but I continue attempting to improve.

Thanks again.
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BRawiri Premium
Yes, I'm slowly getting my writing flow but am also not happy with how often I blog. So my first goal is to blog twice a week. One review and one update.

Cheers,
Brenda
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DEversley Premium
Great tribute, Dennis. I am sure you made them proud.

All the best and more!
David
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Shayne329 Premium
So blessed and honored to be in the community of WA and have Kyle and Carson as our leaders.
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Carlton-Nbr1 Premium
extremely decent article about Kyle and Carson. Much obliged to you for the sparkling record of their past life for WA and how it came to be what it has developed into today. It is especially the genuine article today. I truly value it so much I need to help it develop more accessible to more individuals I know.
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CathH1 Premium
Great insight into these two awesome founders of WA, A little history I knew nothing of until now.
Thanks for sharing this with us :-)
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Teri28 Premium
Great article you wrote. Thanks for sharing it.
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BillDugger Premium
Dennis, very nice article about Kyle and Carson. Thank you for the glowing account of their past life for WA and how it came to be what it has evolved into today. It is very much the real thing today. I really appreciate it so much I want to help it grow more available to more people I know.
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks Bill ... you might be interested in my most recent post ( ). I suppose most member know and appreciate what we have here. It's pretty incredible when one just steps back and takes an objective look.
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Gr8Purpose Premium
Great article about Kyle and Carson I concur!
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kmer6 Premium
A very good narrative on two of the most dedicated, committed individuals here at WA. However your second to last paragraph I thi k should read: "Both became Daddy's for thefirst time in the last year, and two of the most genuine, honest, caring and generous young entrepreneurs you will ever meet." This is my opinion.
Ken
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Ericabried Premium
Great to get more insight into the founders of this wonderful platform. Love this blog!
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lindasea Premium
I have loved this wonderful summary you composed way back in 2014 and think its so cool that others are finding it still and benefiting. Your words are heartfelt and appreciated!

It was nice to come across it again this morning in my catch up mode after a few days in the thick with family stuff!!!

Linda
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NWTDennis Premium
Thank you Linda. Hope things are going well for you.
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BeverleyC Premium
Very reassuring reading that. Yes there are way too many "gurus" out there with so much hype. I love the style of Kyle and Carson.
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kimpotts Premium
very informative and insightful blog. my experience so far is nothing short of brilliant and rewarding.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is a great and insightful blog into the passionate hearts of Kyle and Carson who are dedicated to paying it forward in more ways than one! Thank you for sharing this with us!
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GlobalRosie Premium
Thanks for this blog ... it tells me more than I knew up until now... although I have been mightily impressed with my time here so far.

Rosie
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MizLiz Premium
What a great idea to share this with all of us! Thanks, as I feel their awesome presence and wonder how they do it all every day! Really well written, too.
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lindasea Premium
Just love this...because Kyle and Carson are not blowing their own horns ;-) it is wonderful to get to know them through the compositions of others. This is a well written, easy to read and an enjoyable read about the founders and a bit about their history.

I very much appreciate that you took the time to write and share with us these insights. I believe that words are powerful. Now yours, along with the well spoken encouragement that Kyle and Carson compose should further cement that there is NO better place to be then right here learning within the environment of Wealthy Affiliate.

Linda
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jsmart Premium
Great post giving insight into the origin of WA. I remember hearing about this site way back then. It was different then and just new. They have come a long way and I am proud to be a member here.
Thanks for the post.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Dennis! -

How are you?

I enjoyed reading your post - very much indeed! :)
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kholmes Premium
What a wonderful post for these two awesome guys. I could tell just by their mannerism of how they speak to you through video or how they write there messages that this is who they are and that they work extremely hard to create the best experience possible. The enormous amount of information and creating that has gone into WA is just mind boggling if you ask me.

That is why I like participating in the Ambassadorship program, to help people out and give others a break. I learn things quite fast and I have some other background for operating systems that comes in handy from time to time. I think the program gives Kyle and Carson a great deal of help as well, less emails to them.

I still have a lot to learn myself and I am putting my best efforts in because I know there is nothing out there that can even touch this training platform.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post and as I have said before, hats off to Kyle and Carson for a job well done! :))
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Christabelle Premium
This is a wonderfully presented portrait of Kyle and Carson! :)
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Sui_generis Premium
Great story and nice peek into their lives. Thanks for sharing.
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VickiB58 Premium
I just think of them as teachers and friends. :) Who is it in the larger close-up photo? Is that Carson?
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NWTDennis Premium
Steve Jobs ... the eccentric visionary who founded Apple Computer with computer club buddy Steve Wosniak in the mid 70's. Yeah ... lol he looked a little different when he was in his early 20's didn't he?
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CarlaIves Premium
Love this, both for the history and for the personal look. Thanks for sharing, Dennis!
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