Welcome to one of the greatest Internet Marketing communities on the web. You might feel overwhelmed right now, but this guide will help you get on the right track and working towards making your first dollar online.

I've compiled nine of my best tips for beginners for this guide. Read it entirely, get to know your way around Wealthy Affiliate and start connecting with other members. Your membership may currently be free, but you can still take advantage of the powerful tools and training materials here. Treat your starter membership as if you've already paid!

Most of all, stick with it. You are building a new business from the ground-up. Get excited! Ask for help. Meet new people. It's all very exciting, but it's up to you to stay active!

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Nelten1 Premium
Good evening ,

Current situation:

Right now, I just instantly know that my only hangup issue with the training forum is that - I am totally not really feeling the website design/development stage all that well. I know where I want to go with it, and key features that I want layered into my design - but it's the putting it in motion piece that I am finding that - I am struggling with.

After selecting my theme, website design - it just became very all over the place for me - somewhat confusing. Currently, I do not view the website building process as a simplistic step, it feels like - I am back in college, trying to write that 10 page paper, right now without instinctively knowing how to format it.

What can we as beginners do and what resources am I possibly missing right now, to help me to fully engage, into the Website design process? Is there a live training course available with instructors on this very subject?
Reymott Premium
I know it can be confusing when you want your site to look a certain way at the beginning but can’t quite figure it out. My suggestion is not to lose sleep over it.

It’s hard to design a website when you don’t have enough content. So focus on writing posts. Add images etc and then your website will start to take on a structure.

Then you can look up articles on how to change the different elements one by one and so on.

Hope this helps.
Nelten1 Premium
Thank you for the advice Reymott :) ... it is very much appreciated.
Reymott Premium
You are welcome. Glad I could help. I’ll be following you so I can see your progress.
Wordpress is the worlds biggest web building platform and there are hundreds of videos out there both in and outside of WA. If you google your specific task you need help with you will be able to find a video on it. Just break your website down into little pieces and takle it one stage at a time. Eg how to format and position a header image, then how to get a widget into the sidebar etc.

Just like his training - bit at a time.
Yes, thank you for this opportunity dear.
Mine is not a question yet but a vote of thanks for what I have just read here, it's so encouraging and educative and very good for my success.
Thank you Waian, Steve and all the WA members.
Nice to meet and interact with you all.
I am Isaac, and one day old in the system.
I will be glad to hear from any one of you, I welcome all advices and shares of your experience, because I know they will pick me up out of a dip pit of miry clay to higher grounds where I can sore above and beyond the sky is the limit.
Lady18Esther Premium
I am totally new to the online social aspect of it. I do not have a Facebook account, I don't know how to publish in Pin Interest or how Instagram is use or were to get an account or find out if I have one. Can you provide some guides or at least point in the right direction.
Before coming to WA, I only use the internet to shop and check my email in "AOL".
Please help me, thank you
JohnWT Premium
Thanks for these tips, Steve. Terrific. I have not utilized WA for awhile. I joined in 2012 and got a website up for my screenwriting because it needed a web presence but I have never been able to understand how to monetize it, aside from selling my screenwriting wares. But I hung in with WA through the website hosting and now I'm back. I know most of the beginner basics but I am starting again from scratch with another idea. By the bye, It was YOU that got me started on WA six years ago. I stumbled on your site ITT looking for ways to make money online. I was checking out some other online program and your review of that program basically said,"Fugettaboutit" and then you started raving about WA. so I went and checked it out. I just wanted to thank you for that. So, thank you for that.
EZbobb Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and reminders to look back at. I knew it would take time and step by step I am learning a lot.

It is the unexpected things that come up with family and other things so try to get 2 hours a day in when it happens if possible.

Will follow your tips
lkalin Premium
Yes, very important!! We can't do very much in life without others! And it's so important to be with others of the same mentality or our dreams die. This is certainly something I need to be reminded about. It's been hard for me to form relationships online as I am very old-school (and older too), but every dog can learn new tricks if they want.
BBurchett1 Premium
All I can say is THANK YOU! Your step-by-step goal list is being copied into my computer right after I type this and implemented into my BRAIN! I read this in order to see if I was on the right track. Thank you so much and all the best to you and yours!
LKerkhove Premium
Sometimes I have moments that I want to quit, but my me says"go on Linda"Because I will never give up, were the wil is, is 'the road and getting what you have earned (a free life within your business.Its awesome to get support from You Thanks for all my friends in WA love you Forever from Linda Kerkhove
I chose this program because it looks challenging and it makes sense to some point yes I am overwhelmed and confused but it makes sense so I am going to continue follow your steps we look at the videos everything I have to do to achieve where I want to be I know you don't make it rich from one day to another unless you win the lottery I work 12 to 15 hours a day with two kids at home I will start from the bottom with no other choice and I will achieve the top failure is no option
SueSeymour Premium
You are so right failure is not an option and when you have children they are an important part of the mix All the very best eduardo559 I write everything so that I don't have to go back over each video and as soon as a lesson is finished I do all the tasks that I have to do so I keep up to date and its easy hope that helps.
Chow for now!
LKerkhove Premium
So I've started the road to earn money online, first thing on Google search was;"how to earn money fast"Found out that this was about affiliate Internet marketing company (from Alex&Frank;: GeldGorilla Geheimen)=Money Gorilla Secrets. So the beginning of my journey.Im still with "paypro"as affiliate (no commitions earned since about almost a year ago when I started promoting.Didend know how to get leads, Klickfunnels (traffic boost to your website) Didn't have any website.Still These members support me with their opportunity's and give a lot off advice.Don also Trading Metatrade4 as Demo account.Never wanted to give money because lots off scams on the internet but here I have found what I was looking for Best Greatings from Linda Kerkhove and Success to you all my friends in WA
I really do appreciate this tips they r just so real n it's going to create focus on my mind
Steve, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed...
1. I feel so technically challenged here
2. I'm still not quite sure of the niches that I've written down:
- Stop and prevent hair loss
- Travel the World with cheap flights and hotel rates
- Lose weight Fast
- Health Market - everything about staying healthy
- A How to on Self-Healing

I don't know which ones to do first or maybe I'm just over thinking things... I would like to make full use of the free site that been given.. and I don't want to screw it up..! help.
WadeBlake Premium
Start with the self healing.. it's really taking ground with people fed up with big pharmacy
WadeBlake Premium
After reading your profile here on wa. I suggest your niche could be diving.. sky: cliff: jumping and such since you have done it.. just a thought.
Wonderful points made here Steve. Thank you for the advice. I set some WILD goals but I created them to push myself to the limits and see just how far I can go. Certainly, I have my short term goals as well and they're ones that are all attainable. I look forward to reading more of your content here. Thank you for the insightful training!
DCarmichael1 Premium
I have gone premium so that I am able to do this at my pace. I need to see results as soon as I get it all up and going, but I am determined to make this a success, so except for those daily life interruptions, I am planning to spend as much time on here as it takes. I am determined to be successful at this. My determination took me from being paralyzed from the waist down to being able to walk again. So if it can do that for me, then my determination should make this a breeze. I am glad that I chose this affiliate to work with, because you offered it free to get started and then the first month premium was affordable, so I said YES,GO FOR IT DONN, YOU CAN AND WILL DO THIS. And all the helpful people on here who want to see me succeed really is a booster too. Thank You Kyle and Carson, for making this available to those who are on limited income. I hope to increase that income by 10 or better.
LadybugLove Premium
Great article Steve!! And so true...definite perspective to use when starting any business...online or not.

Same with growing my husband's tomato garden. There's a lot of hard work to get you some nice juicy tomatoes and then you get sick of them, there are so many all at once!

People who want instant gratification would not do well here or anywhere if they want to start a business of any kind.

I have been building an FB group following for nearly a couple of years and instead of making I've actually been spending money investing into my people. But I realize that this is part of my process that will lead me to making that first dollar online...and now on WA.

Thank you for this validation, Steve! I'm doing all the right things!! Joining WA and building my Website/blog is just another step to my already fine start of a foundation I can be proud of!

Will be joining you in Premium soon!

I look forward to working with you more...

peggym1 Premium
Steve since I have paid for premium can I change my website. I am going to be buying my domain and want to change the one I have at the free one. I also want to to change "See My Niche" to Peg's Small Appliance" I want to do this because I want to be able to draw people to my site. What do you think and is this o k to do? I need your help.
KGallion Premium
Hi, I'm excited to have taken the plunge. I kinda started out slow, due to life happening. I'm hoping I can do everything from my iPhone and my iPad until I can afford a MacBook mine just died.. I'm on a fixed income. I'm hoping to change that though. Thank you for taking the time to say hi.
moish3D Premium
Thanks Steve! I just finished your 9 tips post and it helped me make a decision. I was waffling between joining the Affiliate Bootcamp or doing my own site and you helped me make that decision. I have 20 + years experience in selling Biz Op and was really leaning that direction, but I think I will go with a Blog about Self Hypnosis instead. I'm a certified Hypnotist and I think helping people do self improvement would be the best way to start. What do you think?
Dpezzimenti1 Premium
Hi i read your 9 tips. It is overwhelming i started my website Iam at plugins I found it better to listen to the classers at two times. You give great advice.I love the community.I spend everyday going over another class. I am taking it slow. I started this because kept getting emails from all these companies , I didnt join any of them. I saw a email in my box from Wealthy Affillate. I was so impress with the classers the support they offer you. I will on this week getting my website up and running.Thank you
Stuart1 Premium
ya sounds like me all those emails... yes this is a big family and little old me been avoiding my own famly members...ya Im a bad guy...
Thanks for the tips in how to ask questions, I needed it... I consider myself pretty knowledgeable with computers, but I for some reason am having difficulty setting up the links to different pages that I want just going from my home page to others I am creating on my site. I thought I went through all the steps, but I am not seeing all the categories I have created. Any advice you can give me on the subject? :) I'm wanting to go through things at an accelerated pace. :)
Great Stuff Steve! One question though you mention something about promoting WA and you said refering 2 people to enroll in WA will be able to pay off your monthly premium cost. Do you know where I can get more info on that? I might be able to get a couple of friends to sign up.
JimmieShiner Premium
Wow! Tip #3 is totally awesome Steve. I have a much clearer idea on the big picture and what my focus should be. I have started to fall slightly behind trying to nail down my niche. But I have taken advantage of the help you sent me on that. I think I'm ready to move forward now. Thanks Again for all your help. Sincerely, Jimmie
richrivera Premium
Thanks Steve,
My intention is to do everything you tell me to as soon as I can. I've got my website built but then begins the real work and lots of it. That's where I am today, collecting info and trying to do it in such a manner as to not waste any time. It was a really cool feeling, when I pushed that Build My Website button. The amount of info just blows me away.
But I know I can only do so much in a day. I realized today that if I wanted something answered I need to put a question mark at the end of the question.. I also didn't have time to review my niche and compare it to the competition like you did. Loved the 9 tips lesson and the list of small steps. Now I'm going back and watch the links you mentioned in the lessons. I'm also compiling info to refer to later because the content will need to be updated and I'm hoping to save some time down the road. A bit intimidating but the nature of the beast. Thanks Steve for everything. 3 days left to ensure I go Premium member and I intend to do so. Later.
Mstlynn Premium
Hi Steve, thanks. I learning how to network more. I am very overwhelmed right now, but thats not a bad thing. I just need to learn the site better. I have been trying to make more friends every day, as I do know that is imperative to being a successful marketer. I really enjoy reading everyones comments and their tips and ideas, it has been a great help. Im at the point of domain name and create a website or two. Im a little stuck at this point. I have read all the tutorials and have done a lot of research on my interests and have been taking many notes. I just need to dive in and get it done. Thanks again.

Tasana Premium
Some ideas for choosing a name for website: find the available name or words that are directly related to your contents, or if not available you might want to add your name or initials in front - to build and have collection of websites related to you! Good luck!
bobtm56 Premium
G'day Steve, Thank you very much for all the excellent informative material you have been so good to share with everybody. I will be working through your suggestions in the next couple of days for improving my site as well as greater involvement in the community.
Hope you have a terrific 2016.
Best Regards
PConley Premium
I love, Love, Love the goals list!! I always have a hard time putting my thoughts into words that actions can be done by. This is one I will absolutely use (if that's ok with you) Thank you so much for the outline and the idea of the right paths to take.
TommyK Premium
Hi Steve, I thoroughly enjoyed reading those tips. They were just what I needed to read, as I am easily distracted thinking that there must be an easier way (if this were the case then everybody would be at it).

I'm going to keep at the bootcamp (on lesson 3) until I see my first sale.

Thank you
Yes thanks steve, I have ideas for niches but not sure if they are too broad or not checked into a few here on Google Trend Search, so far a couple were really good. If I could run them by you and see what you think that would be great!
mgmnika Premium
Great tips, very motivational ! I like the part most about not giving up after a month and to really invest long-term.. I start to be more and more convinced each day I go on the WA website that I should go premium. I'd love the idea of just writing content for a great website first and simply having people enjoying your work along the process, sure the next step is then how to make sure they keep on visiting!
Steve, really good tips. Apart from the site I'm setting up with WA training, i have a personal blog that is also wordpress based. I find that many of these tips spill across to that too.

If I'd known about WA earlier I would have been so much further by now.

Thanks for the tips and advice,

Orji Premium
thanks for the information
,l really want to know after writing my first blog how do l start to earn with it,And l again i want to upgrade my premium but again l want to start earning first before l can upgrade it.hope is not a bad idea right?
upsgirl Premium
Just keep following the training. Kyle will teach you. We are here to help, if needed!
I 'm glad i read this because i have been focusing on #3, so I can put a quality website online. This is an encouragement to me that I was already on the right tract, I know I will need help with #6 and #11, and #15 was an idea I had already contemplated. Thanks!