Well I'm Here, Now What?

I know how confusing it is when you first start at Wealthy Affiliate. When you read adds trying to get you to join, they promise instant help, amazing training modules, and an education in internet marketing but where do you get started to take advantage of all these perks and benefits?

When you first sign up, it can be a little confusing. You may be expecting someone to contact you and walk you through some three-step process that promises pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.

I can assure you that you WILL NOT find any three-step, get rich programs in Wealthy Affiliate. No push button opportunities or other scams that promise false hopes.

What you will find are real people who are willing to help you educate yourself on how to build websites and market products. I can tell you from my own personal experience that all the knowledge you need is here, but it's 100% up to you how vigorously you seek out that knowledge and what you do with it.

Let me take a moment to introduce you the the mad geniuses behind wealthy affiliate. Their names are Kyle (left) & Carson (right) - AKA K&C.

Both Kyle and Caron are always very willing to help people but, as you can imagine, they are extremely busy guys. They have thousands of members to look after plus all the support tickets from web hosting and who knows what else.

For the most part, when you get help, it will be from other members like Dean (username: Apina) or Beverley (user name: BIS) or myself or any number of other members - the list of people willing to help is far too long to post here.

Understanding The Community

In order to appreciate the greatness of this community, you need to understand a few things. First, members don't get paid to answer your questions; thus, they are not obligated. The reason I tell you this is not to make you feel hesitant to reach out for help, quite the opposite in fact, I encourage you to do so from day one. I mention this only to help you understand how the community works.

Getting help from someone who is acting out of a desire to help is far more valuable than someone who is getting paid to help you. I mean, would you want someone helping you who is getting paid minimum wage or someone who has experienced some success and just wants to see you realize your own dream?

I also feel it's important to know, even though we do get paid to recruit new members, people here help everyone not only there own recruits. This adds to the feeling of community rather than every man for himself. It is this kind of thinking and leadership that make this a great community.

In this training, I will draw an outline that I believe will help you have a greater understanding of the fundamentals of Wealthy Affiliate and will help you better understand where and how to get the help you need as quickly as possible.

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eddieviray Premium
Thanks for sharing, Ty. I enjoyed reading your post and it is an additional information for me. I am looking to read more post that will be coming from you in the future.
wwiliams Premium
Thank you for taking the time to give valuable advice. Nice presentation. I am so glad I finally landed in the best starting place. Have a great weekend.
Kind Regards,
MarciaAff Premium
Info a little outdated, but great overview... :)
waytogo1 Premium
Ty, May the Good Lord continue to bless You.
Ty Johnson Premium
thank you and may he bless you as well my friend!
marycascio Premium
Thank you for writing such quality content! I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more of your posts!
Ty Johnson Premium
Your timing is perfect I was actually planning on writing a new training for WA today =)...now if I can just figure out what subject to write about lol

Thank you for the very nice complement
jespinola Premium
Excellent work =)
Ty Johnson Premium
Thank you
Very nice work Ty. This should be a must read by new members.
how are you
How am I, I am doing good, you?
So after all that ranting and raving....how does this work??"??
Ty Johnson Premium
I was not aware that I was ranting and raving, I thought I was trying to point new members in the right direction. As stated above, the first thing you will want to do is to read a warm welcome, the jump into the "your first 10 days"

You may try actually reading them as they contain very valuable information.
Kyle Premium Ambassador
Head over here:


And follow through this and take action on what you learn (as Ty has stated). If you ever need a hand, give us a shout.
YOUR THE ONLY SANE PERSON HERE... your the only one who has anything bad to say :)
mckventure Premium
Great advice! Relax, be patient, read, study, learn, implement. Love it
Ty Johnson Premium
That is a great summery of my summery =)
No hard selling good information and free advice. I'm sold! Good Luck People!
My only comment is, now what ?
Ty Johnson Premium
Now dig into he recommend training, by the time you get done with that you will have more than enough to keep you busy
now what? Take action.
Thanks for the training.
Skip Hyde
thanks for this helpful walk through Ty
Ty Johnson Premium
You are very welcome, I am glad it was helpful, let me know if you have questions
tommo1968 Premium
Good advice Ty, slow down and learn, advice you have given me before. I have re-addressed my approach and building at a solid rate not a hap-hazard frenzy.
Ty Johnson Premium
That's what it's all about, I did that when I fist started too, I look back on it and I did learn but it would have been better if I was more patient
Kyle Premium Ambassador
Nice little walkthrough here complete with the motivation! :)
Ty Johnson Premium
Thanks Kyle, I am always getting asked where to start so I figured I would write it down and link it when I get asked lol,
Kyle Premium Ambassador
We actually walk people through this with the warm welcome, but this is a great addition to that. :)
Ty Johnson Premium
I know I was just trying to point people to the warm welcome, because they keep asking me what to do after the warm welcome, I honestly wonder if people are really reading it, plus I wanted to toss in my motivation to the mix, which was the main reason for writing it to begin with it...plus I started it before the warm welcome came out, and figured why not finish it, couldn't hurt