Training In Wealthy Affiliate - Which Path To Choose?

There are two options to choose from in the training here at Wealthy Affiliate and sometimes this can become overwhelming for the New Comer and confusing to say the least.

The options are:

  • Getting Started: Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • Affiliate Bootcamp

"Now," you say, "Which one am I supposed to choose? What's the difference?"

This is a very valid question, and I wish I had known about this training I'm creating when I started. It has taken me a long while to understand the difference between the two and why each should be studied in it's own right.

So without further ado, let's discuss each one of these and then make our decision.



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Happy2Learn Premium
thank you. Nice training.
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Glynis. Thank you for your kind words.
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Cinderella5 Premium
Good training, enjoyed the ride.
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Ki1 Premium
I had automatically registered for the Affiliate certification course. It has given me a very good picture of what the internet business is about especially in SEO topic. I did see the Affiliate Bootcamp tab and at first thought that it would be the next course certification to take. Curiosity killed the cat. While going through the certification course I began to glance the topics of the boot camp and found similar headings. SO I typed under the WA search heading to find out more. If I am not wrong the WA certification course teaches about SEO and how one can build a business with their website by blogging about different topics and the Affiliate Bootcamp course teaches to sell affiliated products/services only. Correct me if I am wrong....
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TopAchiever Premium
You are correct, however they both use SEO to a certain extent.
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rogerbrad69 Premium
I became a Premier member yesterday. I want to make only $49.00 my first month here in WA. Any ideas??? I recently turned 65 and I'm on Social Security. Just need a few extra bucks. :-)
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robwest926 Premium
I already had a couple of websites that I had already owned before I started here at WA. So I just stuck with it and started the getting started part of the training first. Even though my niche covers both parts of the WA training. Thats why I am going to go through the boot camp part soon as I finish the Getting Started training. Plus on the upside information is key in this business know matter which direction you take just a lil word of the wise thanks Robert
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Yes it is personal preference, but don't they kind of overlap? U would need a good ranking (seo)on google for promoting WA to be worthwhile right? I suppose if you choose a niche too specific say a type of phone then it could be problematic if wanting to change when having a specific domain name?
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dstaple1490 Premium
I tend to agree with you that they do overlap. The way that I have always understood it is that if you have experience then you would understand and do better with Affiliate Bootcamp. If you are brand new to this business then you would do the INTRO. I personally have worked on both even though I have experience. You can always learn something new. Hope this helps. Dave.
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TopAchiever Premium
The way around a specific domain name is to incorporate it into a subject or idea that encompasses that type of phone, yet at the same time not too general.

I've created a website that will intrigue people's interest by the domain name, yet I can add many different posts that can still be ranked high on Google using the correct keyword phrases using the WA Keyword Tool.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Edu
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Much appreciated
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jeffvelmonte Premium
Get Started Here if you are planning to promote Products.
Affiliate Bootcamp if you are promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
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TopAchiever Premium
Your comment is very interesting as it seems to imply that which ever way you look at it you are promoting products.

I prefer to see it as Getting Started is promoting your very own expertise and getting traffic to your site, and Affiliate Bootcamp is promoting Wealthy Affiliate and / or products through affiliation.
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speedking Premium
Most interesting ......as a novice im going for Bootcamp training (Affiliate marketing) master it and only then go for the SEO option. Many thanks for sharing and take care , Johan.
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Johan.
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allisonhites Premium
Thanks for posting this. I am trying to decide where I want to start right now actually : )
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TopAchiever Premium
Let me know if you need any further help moving forward.
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allisonhites Premium
Thanks so much. I decided to go with the boot camp because I cannot decide on a niche. I am still writing out my main content. It is just time consuming. Do all of my pages or posts need to be at least 1500 words? Also, can I move on through the lessons before finishing the pages for my themes? I am still in the beginning because I am trying to find the time to sit down and write. I am enjoying it, don't get me wrong. I just wish I had more free time to move at a more ideal pace.
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oldokie Premium
It's great that every question I've had so far has already been asked.
Thank you for the training.
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome OldOkie! I hope that they have been answered too! :-)
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for taking the time to get this is a form I can save and reference,
good work
Sami
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Sami!
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judebanks Premium
After going Premium, I think it is worthwhile to complete both courses.

If you're not in the internet marketing or make money niche, then of course complete the Get Started Entrepreneur Certification course first as that should be the priority.

However, after that one is completed, it is worthwhile to also do the Bootcamp, albeit some aspects of it will be reinforcement at that point.

Even if one does not choose to promote WA, BootCamp is relevant to online marketing generally. One would only need to substitute in their own mind the name of their own product or service each time WA is mentioned in Bootcamp, and the training would not be wasted time at all. ~Jude
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TopAchiever Premium
This is a great addition to the training! Thanks Jude! Your input is most valuable!
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JewelCarol Premium
Always good, thank you Edu. ;))
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TopAchiever Premium
My happy supporter! :-) Thanks Carol!
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johnwnewman Premium
Great training!!
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you John!
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KatieMac Premium
This is really helpful,, I went with my own niche (getting started) as a complete novice this was right for me and it helped me really understand how WA works now I am on bootcamp and moved up to another level of learning
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TopAchiever Premium
Glad you found it helpful Katie! Thanks for commenting!
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NWTDennis Premium
Lol ... learnt is a pretty reliable signal that the writer or speaker is not from the any where in North America. We are a world wide community here at WA.
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WilliamBoyle Premium
Awesome post, Thank you!

Best, William
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TopAchiever Premium
Glad you liked it William!
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mrwood Premium
Hi Edu!
Well done. I wish I had this training when I joined WA.
I'm sure it will help newcomers to this wonderful community.
Keep going with your very good work.

Obrigado,

Mike
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Mike! Appreciate your support!
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judebanks Premium
Your training will help new members make an informed decision about which path to take.

You correctly point out in page 4 that premium content is blocked for Free members and if they wish to earn affiliate commission by promoting WA, it makes sense to get started with Bootcamp.

Free members get access to the first ten lessons in each stream:

Get Started Course 1: Consists of ten lessons
Bootcamp Phase 1: Consists of ten lessons

When they try to progress to Course/Phase 2 level in either stream, they will get a message that says:

"We're sorry, you do not have access to this Premium content. Please upgrade your membership to gain exclusive access to this and all other Premium content at Wealthy Affiliate".

I think this is what you are saying - just wanted to clarify it.

Well done! ~Jude
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Jude! I believe the training information I looked at must be way out of date! Then, at that time, it was said it was 100% Free. I was not aware this had changed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Will amend it accordingly.
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DarleneB Premium
As always, excellent.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Darlene!
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JeffreyS Premium
Great training. Made a lot of sense. Thank you!
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you Jeffrey! Much appreciated.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Excellent explanation, perfectly presented and executed... I am still in my first week and have been working on both directions, now I can see clearer... and will be promoting this
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TopAchiever Premium
Glad I could assist in the nick of time! If you need any help, let me know.
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bsmith1222 Premium
Good job. On page 5, at the close of paragraph you have the word learnt and I believe you should have used learned. I hope you have learned something.
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TopAchiever Premium
In my humble opinion it is a variation on the past tense of learn. I used it as it rolls off the tongue easier than if you one would have used learned.

Herewith is confirmation of its usage:
Learned is the more common past tense and past participle of the verb learn. Learnt is a variant especially common outside North America. In British writing, for instance, it appears about once for every three instances of learned.
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judebanks Premium
That's correct. When I moved to Australia from North America, it sounded strange to me to read or hear people say 'learnt'....lol. ~Jude
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks for your support Jude!
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bsmith1222 Premium
I stand corrected and have learnt something new
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TopAchiever Premium
:-)
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AnnieB Premium
I'm sitting here with a little smile on my face. Couldn't help myself from an add on comment here, Edu...I moved from Scotland to Australia and didn't flinch at "learned" or "learnt". I think I must be used to both words being used interchangeably now. The Aussies have rubbed off on me :)

Thanks for the training. I know I struggled with which course and niche to start with when I signed up to WA, Edu.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks Annie! The English language although universal is written in various forms and fashions and it's amazing how it has evolved since its early inception. We wouldn't even understand the original English language, as the sound and formation of words was very different back then!
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WilliamBoyle Premium
What is this an English lesson? Lookout Edu no typos! We could be here for days, maybe he learneded something...just sayin :)
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