Introduction To Wealthy Affiliate For Newbies
Since I've been in WA for more than a year and am pretty active in the live chat, I see many questions being repeated again and again. To help you, I've compiled the list of frequently asked questions.
Where do I start?
Click on 'Get Started Here' ( green button to your left) to start your lessons. If you want to create a website to promote Wealthy Affiliate, click on 'Affiliate Bootcamp' (black button to your left) instead.
How do I start earning money?
Wealthy Affiliate teaches a very simple yet powerful concept. To start earning money, you need to follow the 4 steps that WA teaches.
Step 1: Choose an Interest
Step 2: Build Your Website
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Earn $$$ from your traffic
When you are ranked in the search engines because of your good quality content, people are likely to click on your affiliate links and buy the products that you recommend. By doing so, you will start earning money from your website.
To key to doing so is to start working on your website by following the lessons in WA. The checklist at the end of each lesson will help you with your posts and all 4 steps above.
When can I start earning money?
It really depends on the niche you are in and how much content you have on your site that's ranked well. Some can find success in less than a month and some, 6 to 12 months. Personally, it took 3 months to get my first sale.
Here are some blogs that share their success stories:
Is it possible to do well in affiliate marketing?
I'm glad you asked! Yes it is possible. This is just 1 example of a WA member earning $10,000 as an Amazon affiliate from a SINGLE website: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/coltonjames/blog/m...
There are many more whom I did not list as I just wanted to illustrate that it is possible.
How do I find a niche?
A niche was a pretty new concept to me when I first started affiliate marketing. A niche is basically a segment of a market, a targeted audience.
You can refer to the following tutorials that will help you find a niche.
How do I create a website?
You can refer to the following training that will guide you step by step.
Basically, you have to complete Certification Course 1 or Affiliate Bootcamp Course 1 and you will have a website set up.
How do I get help?
There are a few ways you can get help.
- Question bar
- Live chat
- Ask a question in the classrooms
- Private message a knowledgeable member, Kyle or Carson
- Ask the technical support if it's technical related at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
How do I get people to comment on my website?
Comments on your website is a great way to get engagement. Please refer to this post by Neil that was really well written.
How do I get traffic? (Thanks Jean)
In Wealthy Affiliate, they mainly teach 2 ways to get traffic.
- Organic traffic through search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo
- Paid ads
For beginners, it will be better to first focus on getting organic traffic from the search engines by producing quality content for your readers. When you write content and get it indexed ("recognised") by Google, you will get organic traffic. How long will that take? I can't give you a fixed answer because all niches are different. Some are more competitive than others. It took my site about 5 months to get consistent traffic daily. Some people took less than 2 months.
The best way to start getting organic traffic is to go through the training and follow the tasks assigned. It was designed to help you get organic search traffic.
Paid ads or PPC (pay per click) campaigns are not so suitable for beginners. You either need a squeeze page or a relatively decent looking website before attempting this. Here are the lessons if you want to find out more about it.
How frequent should I post on my website?
As often as possible. The more you post, the higher chances of ranking for keywords. Some would recommend daily posting or 2-3 times per week.
I've come to the end of my tutorial. I hope I have answered some of the questions you might have about Wealthy Affiliate. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comments section and I will answer them.
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