How To Use Wealthy Affiliate - A Guide To Getting Started
One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate is the fantastic people that make up the community here. This really is an extremely friendly place that brings together lots of different people with many different skills and backgrounds. Since everyone here is building a slightly different kind of online business, it’s good to know that there is always somebody that you can talk to and get help from, should you need it.
Because Wealthy Affiliate is a community, one of the first things that you should do after becoming a member is to complete your profile information. Everybody on Wealthy Affiliate has a profile page, even the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson.
Having a little information about yourself on your profile page helps others to connect with you. You don’t need to share anything that you don’t want to, but it helps if you share the reasons why you joined Wealthy Affiliate, perhaps you could share your goals and ambitions too. Your profile page also gives you the ability to upload a photo of yourself. If you don’t want to share a photo of yourself, then simply choose an image that best represents you as a person.
Let’s take a look at how to set up your profile page.
To get to your profile page - Look at the row of icons in the top right of the screen and click the one on the far right. This will open a drop down menu.
Select My Profile.
Here is a view of my completed profile page.
You can see how the profile page really helps to give other members an insight into your experience and what you want to achieve from being here.
Of course as a new member, your profile will be empty. So its good to write something on your profile page, even if its just a couple of lines introducing yourself to the community.
Here's how to edit your Wealthy Affiliate profile page.
Within your profile page, click the arrow next to "actions" to reveal a drop down box that says "edit my profile". Click the edit profile button to begin writing about yourself.
Here is a view of the profile editing window.
Once you have filled in your profile information, just click save. Your profile description will now appear within your profile page.
Next lets add a photo...
To add a photo or image to your profile, simply click the "add image" button, to the right of your profile description.
Looking good! Once you have set up your profile, something amazing will happen! People will start following your progress and helping you along the way. Doing these two simple tasks and setting up your profile will allow receive far more help and support from the community. The community may well be essential to the success of your online business, so when somebody says "hello", make sure that you reply back. We are all human here and nobody likes to be ignored!
To respond to a message sent to you, simply click the "reply" button.
There are many other features within your profile area but these will be covered in your training further down the line.
Now that you have your profile set up with a description and an image and you know how to respond to messages, its time to move on...
Click next to progress to the next part of this tutorial.