First and foremost, I want to discuss the reasons in which you would want to create training, in particular the benefits and the unbelievable Karma pool it will create for you by having your say here within The Open Education Project.


One of the main initiatives within The Open Education Project was to create a system that would allow people to create their very own training and contribute to the overall community...and to be rewarded for it!

In my 10 years experience I still don’t know everything, but the things that I do know and that I can help out with I share regularly by creating training here at Wealthy Affiliate. Everyone has something to offer to the community.

There are many benefits to creating training, some of which may not seem so apparent at first, but before I get into the “how to create” part, I want to walk you through some of the core benefits of becoming a training creator here.

(1) Creating a following

I personally follow every single person that offers valuable training here at Wealthy Affiliate and I am not alone. What happens when someone follows you is that every blog post, every training item, or every discussion that you have going forward will be posted on their “Personal Feed” and they will be sent an email notification about it. A large following can definitely equate to power and a voice within any subject and will lead to many opportunities within WA going forward.

(2) Become an Expert

Show your expertise! Often times you don’t really know something in totality into you are actually put in a position where you have to teach it. Creating training can help you self analyze your own process and can lead to a better understanding of your knowledge set and often times a new angle at what you already know.

(3) Ambassadorship

Every quality training module you create contributes towards becoming an ambassador which will equate to a “super user” status within Wealthy Affiliate, not to mention an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, the next trip slated for late 2012...along with some unbelievable opportunities going forward. This is discussed in more detail the last section of this training.

(4) Earn Revenue

You can earn credits in an ongoing basis for all of your training. There are different credit levels depending on how successful your resource is, with the initial credit level paying out 5 credits ($5). The Credit Levels allow you to earn money for years to come with any resource that you create depending on how successful it is (Likes, Comments, Views, Engagement, Activity).

(5) Pay it forward.

Karma will definitely be on your side. When you help others out you are paying your knowledge forward. Paying it forward always pays back and comes back to benefit you, I am a true believer of this principle and have always taken this approach with anything that I do.

Anyone can create training. Everyone has something to share. The set of topics in which you can create training is diverse here at Wealthy Affiliate, if it is related to any aspect of online business or the creation thereof, it is appropriate. That leads me to the concept of “how to choose a topic”...



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Igor13 Premium
Hi Kyle! Thanks for the clear explanation of the creation of training here at Wa! I am thinking to start creating some training. Regards!
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SantaFez Premium
Things are becoming clearer and clearer the more we delve into this wonderful worlds of WA....thanks Kyle for this explanation!
Cheers - SF
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Kyle, great explanation and I've had a very positive experience creating my first training here at WA
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JohnSwane Premium
If I create a training article for submission should I also duplicate the article as a WA blog post for greater viability? Or is this additional step unnecessary? My question is when I create a training article is this only visible to WA students...Or do training submissions get ranked by google the same as a blog post would?
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Labman Premium
No need to duplicate it, in fact you should NOT duplicate content.

Yes, what you post at WA gets indexed by Google.
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JohnSwane Premium
OK thanks....so basically if I choose to make a blog post I just sacrifice the training credits? And if I post it as training the post still gets ranked by google for the same exposure as a blog post? I am considering a submission in article form not a video or audio submission.
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docub Premium
Thanks for clarifying this important fact.
Brian
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SuzetteH Premium
I got lose at the Code Blocks. Can someone give a simple by informative definition of what this is, mean, and why and how you would use this feature. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks, Suzette
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docub Premium
Suzette,
I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to with your question? Fill me in a little bit and I will see try to help you understand.

I'm not sure if you are asking specifically about "How" to use HTML, CSS, PHP, etc code?

OR

If you NEED to know code for most tasks here at WA or not?

OR

What code is, does or have a specific code question?

Let me know and we can go from there. Sound like a plan?

Thanks,
Brian
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SuzetteH Premium
Oh my Brain, After reading my question again today, I can see how vague it was. I was going over this tutorial late last night before going to bed and obviously didn't ask my question very well.
So, I will try again now with a clear head. LOL .

What is Code Blocking?
In the section "Components of the page editor" #3. is Code Blocking. It states that you can mark text as code within your content. Simply highlighting the text and choose Computer Code in the dropdown box under "Code Select".

This is like speaking a foreign language to me. I have no clue what this means at all.

1. What happens to the text when you do this?
2. Why would you do this?
3. How would you use code once you highligted the text and selected computer code?
4. Is this something that is essential to know and to do?

Thank you Brian for offering to help me understand this. I appreciate it very much.
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docub Premium
Bottom line is "NO", unless you are planning on changing graphics, colors or inserting items into unique places on your website. It's just HTML code that tells the editor how 'show the picture, font, text size, color and other 'visual looks' properties.

Example:
Here is a 'visual' look sentence standard default WP theme structure (font: Arial, size: paragraph, color: black)
"Excellent associate advertising and marketing business are cost-free to authorize up for."


This is how the same sentence looks using the editor with HTML <code>:
<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Excellent associate advertising and marketing business are cost-free to authorize up for. </span>


This is how the same sentence looks using the editor with HTML <code> BUT, I can change the Font , Size, Color using <code>:

<span style="font-family: avenir, next; font-size: 20px; color: #ff0000;">Excellent associate advertising and marketing business are cost-free to authorize up for. </span>

See attached for better visuals and further explanation.

I hope this helps and answers your questions.

Brian
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SuzetteH Premium
Awesome Brian! Thanks again. This is very helpful
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docub Premium
Glad to be of service to you. Let me know if you have any other questions on this matter.
TTYL,
Brian
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks Kyle for this informative training but I still cant find the "build request" tab to access what people are mostly requesting.
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CathH1 Premium
If you read my thread below that question is answered :-)
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docub Premium
There isn't a central area I don't believe, but I do see a button at the top of my trainings pages that is for "requested updates", so I imagine between the activity board and IF one knows of a particular member's trainings the profile training
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docub Premium
See my comment below. I'm not sure if this is what you were referring to or not, but i hope it is??
Brian
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CathH1 Premium
great information Kyle, counting the days until I can make training to share with you all. I have some ready in my files to just move over :-)

Regarding the branding in the videos, I use screencastomatic to make my videos on the free version and they display a logo, it that ok?
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docub Premium
Great to hear! All training is awesome. I have found that topics one imagines as inconsequential are actually topics that others are searching for, so if one wants to share, GO FOR IT!

Thanks for contributing to the cause!
Brian
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CathH1 Premium
is the member request facility no longer with us? I can't seem to find it anywhere :-(
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docub Premium
I am not sure, but I think it has been replace by the activity dashboard. You can make specific requests in the comments section of the individual trainings or blogs. If anybody else knows please chime in here!
Brian
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CathH1 Premium
cheers :-)
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Steve1958 Premium
This has been extremely informative!
I have posted my first training today & I can hardly wait to see what sort of impact it's going to make...
I hope I can make a difference and pass on some of the knowledge I have accumulated over the past 4 years...
Thanks for the opportunity!
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docub Premium
Awesome! Congratulations. It's a wonderful feeling to receive comments, both good or bad, but the engagement is great and I feel good about helping others, which is in my make-up, so creating trainings is perfect in that regard. I'm sure you will feel the same! All the nest to you here at WA!
Brian
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Tfritz Premium
I just finished my first training. I have not published it yet only because I am wanting use just how to do it. I hope it goes well.
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docub Premium
Are you asking how to publish your completed training? I'm not exactly sure what you are asking or waiting to do? I have created and published many video and written tutorial trainings, so if I can be of assistance get back to me and I will try to help or guide you.

Thanks
Brian
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fiftarina Premium
Hi Kyle, I just created my first training and now it is under Classroom -> Uncategorized. How can I assign it to a proper category? I didn't see any option to do this while creating my training. Did I miss it? Thanks.
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rosie40 Premium
what there is already training on the same topic,,, does it matter???
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jrmcd1 Premium
Hi rosie40, No, everybody has a different presentation style and perspective on any subject.
Also subjects age and in particular subjects relating to the internet.
The internet and in reality life is constantly changing so what was the method used once may not be the same now.
Just take the subject of phones, without going into a big story they are changing a such a rate it is hard to keep up with.
Think about the food, health, diet, money, golf I could keep going on... industries, just because somebody has written about these subjects doesn't stop anybody from having their say.
Good Luck.
John
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rosie40 Premium
ok thanks ,,, good to know,, i might start tring some
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docub Premium
I agree. If you search for key words or tags on a topic you will notice a multitude of trainings, videos, blogs, etc. And as jrmcd1 states below each is written or composed from the unique perspective of the individual creator, thus even though the same core subject is presented, there may be updated new information available, a different method to do the same things either better or worse, etc.
Plus, as was mentioned because of who "you" are as an unique individual, your perspective, writing style, language, etc may relate to others in such a way that another person may not be able to "tell the story," so in that sense I personally encourage anybody wanting to share their knowledge with others to "just Do It!" Because, the training you create may be the "ONLY ONE" that reaches that one person searching for answers and your "personal style" just speaks loudly to them. When that occurs, you will have just made or saved that person's day!

Bottom Line: Just Do It! There can NEVER be TOO MUCH Knowledge! We ALL can learn something NEW Daily!

To Your Success!

Brian
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TravH Premium
Is there a landing page that discusses the Credit Levels of the Open Education Project?
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jrmcd1 Premium
Hi TravH, try google search to see if anything exists.
Anyway, if there is or isn't does not matter just make your own, this way you get what you want on the page.
Good luck.
John
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Jim-WMP Premium
The 'training page' link is still broken. Where can I find that page?
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JasonGB Premium
Go to the icon beside your photo and rank. Black pen icon. Click it. Then select create training
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Jim-WMP Premium
Thanks, but I'm referring to the image on page 2 of this lesson, I want to see requests to get ideas for training. Thanks again.
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Labman Premium
That feature is no longer available. This was something that didn't work all that well and was discontinued.
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DHagstrom Premium
Thank you. I asked that question months ago, and it seemed like no one knew what I was talking about.
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BarryJ Premium
Thank you, Kyle. This sounds like something I'd enjoy doing. Maybe someday soon I will feel qualified to do a training session.
Barry
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AffFranE82 Premium
Thanks great info Kyle!
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musicman99 Premium
Wait, do ambassadors really get an all paid trip to Vegas? I thought this was only for people who make 100 WA referrals from their bootcamp site.
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JasonGB Premium
You'd need to ask Kyle or Carson. I've read yes and I've read no. Best to get from the horses mouth so to speak.
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musicman99 Premium
True. It's not an urgent matter, according to this post it seems like you do. Maybe another ambassador here will know the answer to this question.
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Labman Premium
Nope, Ambassadors do not get a trip. Vegas is based on Sales volume. Before September you need 300 annual sales to get to Vegas. This year the offer was modified to be 100 sales after September 1 through Dec 31 or 300 annual sales.
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musicman99 Premium
Well this article is deceiving then as it says under "ambassadorship" you get an all pre paid trip to Vegas if you are one. Unless this article was specifically talking about the year 2012.
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JasonGB Premium
Yes. Probably was 2012.
Ambassadors are ambassadors for the information and support they give. I was one briefly...lol
Anyways i believe you were given the correct answer, but as mentioned might be worth asking Kyle or Carson. Theyre in chat most days
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bjdluna Premium
Jason it looks like you still are an ambassador according to the labels after your name for this comment.
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JasonGB Premium
Lol. Yes back in their again. I posted this comment between times
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mijareze Premium
Wonderfull, I'll be developing some training very soon!
Ed
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betcha Premium
Great! Way to go, Ed! Blessings ~Betcha
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mijareze Premium
Blessings to you too!
Ed
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DHagstrom Premium
Thank you for all your excellent training, Kyle. I would like to begin writing training tutorials, but haven't been able to find the "build requests tab" that you refer to. Where it is?
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TonyHamilton Premium
Below your profile picture - a person must be Premium for 3 moths to qualify to create training so You should be good David.
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DHagstrom Premium
Thank you, Tony!
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DHagstrom Premium
Is there another place to see what training people are requesting someone to develop?
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TonyHamilton Premium
No David, You should concentrate on what your expertise are and someone and most likely many someones will need & appreciate your expertise.
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KBush Premium
As always your training is exceptional. Thank you for all you do for us.
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TonyHamilton Premium
This is very interesting indeed
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BelieveItYes Premium
Does anybody know if the credits earned from a training are recurring?
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jvranjes Premium
No they are not, I asked Loes earlier and got that answer, so this is a reliable information.
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BelieveItYes Premium
oh thanks a lot!! =)
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AngelaHall Premium
not recurring but you do get paid for each new level your training reaches.
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BelieveItYes Premium
ok I understand, thanks ! =)
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bjdluna Premium
I don't understand, what do you mean by the level your training reaches?
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TopAchiever Premium
When you create training credits are awarded for the use and interaction of students accordingly. The first level of credit to be reached is 5 Credits, once you reach this level, you will be awarded 5 Credits for your training. Periodically, Kyle will assess the training you've created and if it fits within the parameters of acceptable training at WA, he will award you $5.

The next level is 10 Credits and so it continues each level.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Your level of training will evolve as you get more views, likes and comments. The first level of training will grant you with 5 credits, then the second level is 10 credits and so on. 1 credit = $1.
Hope this helps
Cheers
Sarah
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Osteo Premium
Very interesting ,I have been very much pre occupied with setting up my sites which is taking up time which I expected. I can see the benefits of being a premium member ,with the great feedback and advice that I have received and the possibilities with my WA affiliation site and my special niche. However I did wonder about the in house WA blogging? Having checked this Tutorial I understand. Brilliant! Help others and you help yourself....
What a really great outfit I see no difficulty in promoting WA.
Trevor Joined in July 2015- 3 weeks!
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itsagthing Premium
Hello, Osteo, Yes indeed help others and it will benefit you! I can not wait till I can do that, I only just sign to become a premium member. And I think I made the best choice ever in 2015. I'm really impressed with everything about this. I am now at the point of picking out a domain name and that is indeed a little sticky, but I think I am just making it harder than it really is. And I really think one should have a niche in order to know what they are going to name a domain. Maybe that is why it is so hard to name my domain. So I am just taking it easy and seriously contemplating ideas that are floating around in my head. I just know I need to hurry up on this so I can move on. I must say I am also in agreement with you regarding promoting WA, I also see not one difficulty and I am trying to figure out what is best for me. I want to help others in ways of what everything this place is all about, and also, I want to try the other path of just doing it for me, but not because it will be more profitable because it is not about money really to me it is about helping others and helping others I could go down so many different avenues too many to choose. I just do not know which way to go and I guess that is why I am writing here to you and hoping that I come to a conclusion to all these choices of where and what I could do with this, I just got to remember that I 25 different websites to do just that and not think in small numbers of 1 or 2 websites. So see I just help myself as you said yourself you help others and you help yourself. Thanks for listening and hope to chat in the future. :)
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AriaNozomu Premium
"Oops, we couldn't find what you are looking for. We've been notified of this error and are working to resolve the error" is the message I get when using the link to create a tutorial. I read another tutorial on making tutorials, and it said to click training on the left side. That does not work. Is there some sort of limit on my account due to age, or am I just doing it wrong?
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Strap Premium
You have to have been a member here for 3 months before you are allowed to create any training
Hope this helps
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AriaNozomu Premium
Lame, I have to wait 18 more days.
Thanks for the swift reply.
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lovejack Premium
I would like to offer a training on goal setting, but I am not sure if this something which WA would want as it isn't specific to online. Could I get an idea please if this would be helpful to the community or not?
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Labman Premium
There is already quite a bit of training on goalsetting. If you think, after viewing the training here you have something more to add, I would go ahead and do it.
Type goalsetting into the search box at the top of the page and see what other members have already done.
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rvikram Premium
The link under the heading "Create a Training from a Member Request" is not working, please edit.
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CoachEd Premium
kyle where did the ( Your description should explain what your tutorial is going to talk about or explain.) I did it-- but don't see it any where ---I must have did something wrong. I did this and do not see my description for the below tutorial>

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/learn-what-the-power-of-the-word-curiosity-is
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caylynn Premium
Been here a while and try to help everywhere else. Know the more I have taught online over the years, the more I have learned. I love teaching. ^_~
FYI When I click on 'training page' get a message to click back. Opens to another tab, so can't.
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parkwriter Premium
Darn! I see I have to wait three months to create training. I'll be sure to plunge in as soon as I can. I spent 15 years as a corporate trainer, and I have a doctorate in psychology and currently teach psych at an online college, so I can't wait to use my experience to help the community.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Barb, in the meantime you can absolutely enage with your ideas/thoughts via discussions and blog posts here within the community!
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nomda ploom Premium
and we will all benefit, I am sure, Barb. That said, you could always do videos and share on a YouTube, or similar, and then Google hangouts/Plus?
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heart2hearts Premium
It took me time to come here I am very happy to discovered it !
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CoachEd Premium
My will become an ambassador because I already do all of the things that it requires to be one ---it is my way of life even before WA !!!!!!! not bragging just telling the truth !!!!!
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Kyle Premium
So awesome to hear Ed and it is really quite rewarding to help other out and to work with others to help create mutual success! :)
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CoachEd Premium
Yep., I like it ---Win -Win--- For all who will put the effort in to help !!!
Thanks Kyle---Carson Too :)
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CoachEd Premium
Wow again ----next :-)
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betcha Premium
This is a great load of information. So, what is the difference between a training and a tutorial?

It feels good to be sharing the knowledge that we have acquired. And I hope that a lot more trainers will be developed from within WA.

Thanks a lot for this opportunity. More blessings to WA team and members!
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Kyle Premium
Training/Tutorial is the exact same thing. As more and more people get educated, there will be more and more training added to the community. On any given week there are several new training modules rolled out.
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nimrodflores Premium
Just created my first tutorial in answer to one of the training requests! =)
Sure feels good to pay the knowledge forward..
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, nice work! I am sure it will be helpful to many others within the community here!
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Ragus Premium
Why not let jaaxy be in WAU? Those who are not members of WA would find it better to join WAU rather than pay $ 19 every month because they will find economic sense in joining WAU. By doing so, you would have increased the WAU community to your advantage. To me this makes a good business sense worth consindering.I would recommend that WAU community view be sought if possible. Thank you
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Kyle Premium
It is a completely independent business with it's own costs (and they are quite extensive). At $19/mth it is the cheapest and most effective tool out there, however if you want to use the tool at WA here that is great as well as it utilizes the same data and it is very effective for finding keywords.
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Neil Little Premium
I quote - You can even let people externally (non-members) know about your training that you have created.
Q: How do I do this then?
Because the training isn't available to outside eyes or is it?
This is just what I needed to know Kyle.
Superb.
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Kyle Premium
Not yet no (this functionality is in the works though). What you can do at this point is let people know about training they can get for FREE...treat it as a bonus, when they join WA for the free trial.

In other words, you could create a training resource and then let people know about it. Give them the link and tell them all they have to do to get it is sign-up for free (via your affiliate link obviously). :)
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Neil Little Premium
Yes, I see now.
So the more you add, the more you can direct people to and so on.
Interesting.
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Carson Premium
Exactly Neil. The more training that you create, the more helpful content that you can direct people to. Soon this will be something that is very easy to do, but until we have this functionality available you can tell people on your website that when they can access Training Resource ________ if they join for free. very simple concept to direct people to quality content. Essentially, you're sharing quality content that people can access.

No better reason to tell people to join WA than offering them some specific training.
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TJ Books Premium
I'll send up a series of 3 videos and see if you boot them or not. John
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Kyle Premium
Cool, if they are original and are training, they should be good to go. :) Looking forward to checking them out John.
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