Welcome to the first in a series of KISS (keeping it super simple) training of the Wealthy Affiliate platform and tools. In the photo below there are 16 numbered items. We will go through the first 5 of these items with a brief description of what each does. Later we will go through each one individually and cover them in a little more detail. What we do not cover here will have its own tutorial as they will require deeper explanation.

This of course may not cover any updates that come after the publishing of the tutorial;
Whenever possible I will make any needed changes as the platform evolves.


In this image you see numbered items 1 through 16;
below is a brief outline of them:

1) The Page Tab
2) The Search Bar
3) The Activity Dashboard Button
4) The Get Started Here and/or Certification Button
5) The Live Chat Button
we will only look at these 5 in this training but below
are the names and brief description of the other eleven.







6) The Site Rubix Button
7) The Affiliate Bootcamp Button
8) The Jaaxy Button (keyword tools)
9) The Upgrade Button (Premium and/or Yearly)
10) The Wealthy Affiliate affiliate program button
11) Your Network Button (to view followers and following)
12) The Notifications button (highlighted green when notifications present)
13) The Private Messages button (highlighted red when messages present)
14) The user creation button (create blogs posts and question posts here)
15) The Rank button (shows your rank and takes you to a list of top ranking)
16) Your User Settings button (easy path back to your profile page)

Also if you're just joining as a Starter Member you see a 7 day count down
ribbon across the top of the page. For now do not be concerned about that.
While I fully recommend and promote Premium membership let's just cover the
basics of getting around within the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Sound good? Good.

Let's look at item number (1) is the page tab....



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NWTDennis Premium
This is a great idea Carl. The WA platform is amazingly full of features and benefits all designed to facilitate our Affiliate Marketing learning process.

And the best part is it's always getting better as a result of K&C's commitment to continuous improvement.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you. Member engagement is incredible too.
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BrianCh Premium
This was a great help. I look forward to part 2 of the tutorial. Carl, any idea when you'll be ready with that?
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CarlJDill Premium
Looks like I need to get on it. I have been busy with building my site content but a promise is a promise. So soon I hope.
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BrianCh Premium
Is the search/question feature only available to Premium status after the initial 7-day period?
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CarlJDill Premium
I thought it was available to everyone
at all times. But I am not certain.
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks, Carl. I'm busy working through your tutorial and will certainly be referring to your other posts. You are super person and am grateful for your contributions.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Brian.

I really appreciate that. I am an average person in my own eyes --- often less than average. But I thank you for your kind words and acknowledgement of my work here.

Blessings to you. -Carl
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How do I get started with all these
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CarlJDill Premium
Hi Himanshu. You can read the lesson page then click next page. It will guide you step by step as you read my instructions and the explanation. Good luck friend.
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Danjv500 Premium
Thanks for this Carl. Really good for breaking in newcomers that might not be comfortable with internet use. I'll be sure to share this with all invites.
Dan
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CarlJDill Premium
Excellent Dan. Thank you for the feedback and shares.
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Wow I thank you Carl your method is really great it's like it's taking me one step at a time line bye line you know different parts step bye step at a time and that's what I need thank you so much JC
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CarlJDill Premium
Always welcome my friend. -DCarl
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Thanks Carl. As a Starter your training has been very helpful and I will be tagging this for future reference. Look forward to more helpful info from you.
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CarlJDill Premium
I am very glad it helped! Thank you for the comment.
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beachwood Premium
Thanks Carl! That was really informative an easy to read!
I noticed in your profile that you say tour from the northeast close to Canada? My family is from Northern Maine in Aroostook County. I guess you could also be from Vermont or New York. Anyways, thanks again and I look forward to learning more from you!
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CarlJDill Premium
Everyone up in the county knew who Neighbor was at one time; I always knew him as Tony and he was one of my step-dad's very best friends his entire life. We'll be in touch. And thank you for the feedback!
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St0rmch4s3r Premium
not sure if this is what you mean
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CarlJDill Premium
Nope --- but it will help you for sure. Click on my photo here next to this comment and it will bring you to my profile page. Then on the right side aaaaaaalllllllll theeee wayyyyy to the bottom are my links. Give me a second and I will add one more. but each of my sites has my email in the privacy policy and you can email me at any of those.
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SLarney Premium
Thank you Carl for the great training material. The material was very insightful and I will be tagging it so I can find it later if I need some of the info in it.

Stephanie
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CarlJDill Premium
Thanks Steph. I appreciate that feedback. I hope to come back and finish part two at some time in the near future and to create some more KISS training for the Starter. Kind regards again and always. -Carl
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N33 Premium
Thank you Carl. I never used Live Chat, so now I am up to date theoratically.
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CarlJDill Premium
Terrific Anne! Hope to meet you there from time to time. :0)
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phildora Premium
Thank you for this training Carl. You clarified some questions I had. I look forward to more of your upcoming tutorials!
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CarlJDill Premium
Terrific! You're always welcome. It has been on my mind to continue the series soon.
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EOPolini Premium
Hey Carl, glad to see your first training posted, it's looking great!
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you my friend. :-)
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CowboyJames Premium
Great training Carl. I can see when this will become a classic.
Thank you
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Cowboy. :0)
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Stella2 Premium
Awesome training, Carl! Very easy to follow and flows nicely.

I can relate to the part about having more than one tab open. I often do that with WA so that I can do several things in the platform at once.

Stella :-)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Stella. I appreciate the feedback!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
well done and thanks for sharing this info here at WA
the newcommers will be very happy to follow these steps, they are well organised and presented and I suspect that they will have no trouble understanding and vavigating through the WA forum and homepage
Cheers PB
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Phil. I do hope it will help.
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DanielR2 Premium
Great job Carl!

I'm certain new comers will find it very helpful. The layout, ease of access and overall flow of the training make it a breeze to comprehend and implement.

Blessings,

Daniel.
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CarlJDill Premium
Sweet! Thank you Daniel.
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Loes Premium
Fills some gaps on my After the walkthrough training, which fills gaps gaps on yours;)
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CarlJDill Premium
Awesome -- will have to include the link. I figured I was not the firs thing and only person to see this need. I'm sure there are other tools that our veterans like you have created. Thank you Loes.
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Loes Premium
Good idea, I will add yours to mine:)
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CarlJDill Premium
Great! :0)
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SurfsideBob Premium
Nice Carl, thanks for sharing. Peace bro! :-)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Bob -- peace back at ya bro!!
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kimwolfe Premium
Love the simple approach. Very helpful reminders to the seasoned WA'ers and instructional for the new members.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Kim!
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celiacman Premium
Thank You

This is very helpful, I wish I had seen a training like this when I first became a member

Jeff
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CarlJDill Premium
Jeff I am super thankful you found it helpful!
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Wingman1 Premium
Awesome training Carl, really good information for the new members. Simple step by step instructions that will help newbies.
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CarlJDill Premium
More to come as time permits. Thank you Dwight.
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Fleeky Premium
❤️
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CarlJDill Premium
thank you :0)
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Chezbrown Premium
Great training Carl and an excellent idea. This is a great help for newbies to get a grasp on what some of the things are before they start. xxxx
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CarlJDill Premium
Thanks so much Cheryl! I appreciate it! And am encouraged.
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Chezbrown Premium
You are welcome Carl. xxxx
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edensbox Premium
This is an excellent Guide for anyone just coming to Wealthy Affiliate. What an awesome job Carl!
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Eden. I really appreciate that.
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edensbox Premium
I usually end up with about 10 tabs open not necessarily all WA.. Jaaxy, google analytics... webmaster tools.. i get lost in it all lol
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CarlJDill Premium
Same here Eden. Same here. Thank you.
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BShafferman Premium
This is great for the beginners basics. Would loved to have seen this a year and a half ago when I first started. I will refer back to this when questions arises for me.
Thank you. Basic and simple to understand. Cant wait to see your other lessons.
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CarlJDill Premium
Great Brenda! Thank you. Feel free to pass it along or share with any struggling Starter you encounter.
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you Carl. We tend to forget all the basics. I have bookmarked it and will use it to refer others as well. Questions about the platform keep coming up from newbies and oldies.
Hennie
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CarlJDill Premium
I suspect they will continue to come up as the platform evolves. And as we get older. Lol Thank you Hennie. I appreciate your feedback.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Thank you for this training Carl - I used to avoid Live Chat, since I wasn't sure how it is working - can't believe how easy it now seems! This training will no doubt be very valuable to get newcomers familiarized with the system in no time. Well done Carl! :-)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Mrs C I really appreciate that.
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Kickbacked Premium
Nice training post Carl
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CarlJDill Premium
Thanks Tim
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Kickbacked Premium
Have a great week!
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MKearns Premium
Great tutorial Carl!
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CarlJDill Premium
Great Mike! Thank you.
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subcpo14 Premium
Carl, Nice overview. Jay
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Jay.
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LouisaB Premium
Carl, this is Remarkable! I could have used Kiss a year ago to help simplify my learning experience. I must say when you are a newbie to online Affiliate Marketing you are totally lost. But with Kyle and Carson blueprint in place have really opened the doors to many avenues.

You have really made getting started independently a little more easier. Anyway, this tutorial should be a regular modality to help guide new ones onto a great start without feeling the sink.

KISS is another great alternative learning toolkit for newcomers to Wealthy Affiliate.
I personally have learned something new today!

Thank You!

Louisa B
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CarlJDill Premium
Very encouraging! Especially that last part; I personally have learned something new today! That is fabulous and my goal. Thank you Louisa.
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ValerieJoy Premium
A great tutorial Carl. I would have liked to have this when I first started at WA.

Well done :)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Valerie. Me too! Me too. :0)
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stawhu Premium
nice job Carl , Thank you stawhu (Scott)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank YOU Scott
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful walkthrough Carl,

You have indeed kept it Super Simple my Friend.

May I and others utilize this training for our new referrals as well?

Thank you Carl for sharing, You have a gift for creating training my Friend.

Tony
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CarlJDill Premium
Yes please do use it. Absolutely Tony.
Thank you also for your kindness!
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ContentBySue Premium
I've been on the WA platform for a little more than a year and you showed me things in this training I had not seen before. I've always liked the "keeping it super simple" way of thinking. Your training is detailed, yet easy to follow, with clear explanations of all that you're showing.

Great job, my friend.

Sue
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CarlJDill Premium
Thanks so much Sue! I really appreciate this and the PM.
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DHambrick Premium
I like your KISS system. Very good, especially for newcomers to WA.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Diane!
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XavierPerez1 Premium
I need a great review such as this one. My original website got lost in space. Therefore, looks like I have to start another website asap
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CarlJDill Premium
Man I'm sorry you lost your website.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
It's all good. No worries. Just got to rebuild better, stronger, faster.....that sounds familiar. Thx anyways. Learning moment.
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rrmorawski Premium
Looks like a lot of work on your part Carl, but good information, expecially for people like me who are new here. Thanks!
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CarlJDill Premium
Very welcome Ray!

I will be including it with any welcome I send out to new starter members. It is my way of paying it forward here. It is the least I can do.

Kind regards always!

Carl
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Dhind1 Premium
Hi Carl,
This is a great introduction to what is available on the WA homepage. Great work.
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CarlJDill Premium
That is the goal. Thank you Alex!
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DEversley Premium
Brilliant, Carl!
David
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you David. I appreciate that!
Very time consuming but I think it will help.
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Djefferds Premium
You hit a home run Carl. This should be a must read for all new comers. It would save them some trouble.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thanks so much! Very encouraging.
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Kyle Premium
Nice walkthrough here Carl. :)
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Kyle! I really appreciate that.
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NCH Premium
Hi Carl

Thanks for this, as it clarified so much that I was just winging.

Will look forward to the rest of the training.

Noreen
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Noreen. Glad it helped!
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Braintree Premium
Thanks Carl, most useful.
Colin
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CarlJDill Premium
Wonderful to know! Thank you
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Newmayberry Premium
Great training Carl!
I have been poking around for a bit now and I did not know about the flags in chat. I did not know what they meant anyway. It is pretty easy to get lost or overlook some of the simple stuff that really makes the whole navigating and utilizing WA to its max potential.
I just recently started using the live chat more so that is very helpful information to know!
Looking forward to more tutorials.
Thank you!
Christina
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Christina. More to come!
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you, this is vey helpful. I bookmarked it for future reference. The WA platform can get a little confusing and training like this is great for new and old members.
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CarlJDill Premium
Thank you Wendy. I appreciate the feedback.
My only desire is that it is indeed helpful for Starters
and helpful for veterans as they seek to help Starters.

Kind regards to you,

Carl
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