We Would Like to Personally Welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate!

You have definitely made the right choice in joining the community here at Wealthy Affiliate.

In the coming days and weeks we are going to be showing you how online success works and we will help you realize your own potential within the Internet space to earn revenue and leverage the internet to grow a business.

Before we continue, we want to emphasize a few things:

(1) Anyone can accomplish success online. There are 2 billion people using the Internet, regardless of the direction you head online there is a very large number of people there that you can connect with. Members here at WA succeed at the highest rate out of any platform online!

(2) Anything NEW can appear to be overwhelming at first. It is normal to feel overwhelmed but you will quickly get the hang of things! Stick with Wealthy Affiliate and you will achieve, and exceed your goals.

(3) You do not need any experience or an existing online business. If you have experience that is great, but it is definitely not a requirement here at Wealthy Affiliate. Everything related to online business can be learned here within your membership.

(4) Success is not an event. Success is very cumulative in nature. This means that everything you do now, and every step you take will contribute towards your personal success in the future.

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success

Success online is at the core a 4 step process nothing more complex than this and this is exactly what you are going to be learning here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

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

As you go through the training, this is going to be covered in detail. Very exciting stuff and as mentioned, absolutely EVERYTHING you need is here at WA to facilitate this process.

Before we go any further...

We want to give you two simple pieces of advice within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Piece of Advice #1: Do not be afraid to ask questions!

Piece of Advice #2: Take action on what you learn!

We don’t want to put too much pressure on you and definitely do not want to overwhelm you as you get started, so we are going to give you three simple tasks to perform (as noted below). Spend a few minutes today and complete these tasks! :)

You are currently reading lesson 1 of a 10 lesson Getting Started Course. This course is going to step you through the process of getting started. It will answer all of the questions that you have about earning money on the Internet, and will reveal exactly how to do it.

In this Lesson you will become involved and immersed within the awesome community at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a community that cares about your success, and one where you will create wonderful relationships within the industry. You will soon learn that you can SUPERCHARGE your learning and ultimately, your success by being active in the community, and immersing yourself.

This starts with uploading a picture, adding a few words about yourself in your profile description, and getting involved in a live chat with others. These tiny steps are referred to as your "Account Setup" tasks which we will discuss below in a little more detail.

Right now, there is no reason to delay your training, let's get started with your Tasks for today.

Task 1: Watch The Walk Through Video Below

Your first task today is to watch the Wealthy Affiliate Walk-through video. This video will walk you through Wealthy Affiliate, show you how to find your way around, show you how to get help, and ultimately show you how WA will help you succeed within the online world.

DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE: Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA

At any time if you have questions as you are watching the Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough video, simply leave them in the comments section below the video and we will be more than happy to help you out. Remember, there is a TON of help available whenever you need it.

Task 2: Complete Your Account Set-up

Your final task for today is to set-up your Wealthy Affiliate account. I have created a quick video walk-through showing you how to set-up your account:

DISCUSS VIDEO: Setting Up Your WA Account is EASY

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account only includes two items:

(1) Adding a profile image (can be anything you want)
(2) Adding a personal description

This may seem very simple (and it is), but there are definite reasons that you are going to want to complete the account set-up process. Here are some benefits to setting up your account:

  • Leads to better networking within the community
  • Your “followers” within the community will go up at least 5x (in some cases)
  • People are more willing to help you if you have a profile
  • Adds a level of credibility within the community
  • Shows others that you are serious about SUCCESS

Immerse yourself within Wealthy Affiliate and you are going to experience a lot more success. It is a rare day within WA when you don’t get to brush shoulders with millionaire marketers hanging out within the community, so take this serious and make your profile (people’s first impression of you) a good one.

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

You have a Starter Membership. This is the starting point of your success online. You get a good deal of access with the Starter level membership, but you need to know that there is MUCH MORE to be found at WA.

There are huge benefits to going premium when you are ready. Your last task for today is to take a second to learn about our Premium membership and how it differs from the Starter program.

Find More Out About Premium Here!

You are in good hands here at Wealthy Affiliate regardless of whether you are Starter or Premium. We are here to help you achieve success online and that is our ultimate goal. If you are willing to work at this and don’t expect success overnight, I can assure you that you will create a successful website, business, and long term income within the online world here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Make us a Promise OK?

We want you to make us a promise today. We want you to give Wealthy Affiliate a chance first and foremost. We know that you may have had bad experiences online in the past and we want you to allow us to prove ourselves to you.

We care about YOU and we care about YOUR personal success more than you think.

Do we have a deal? :)

Again, we want to personally welcome you to the community and we look forward to helping you achieve success online, and far exceeding your expectations :)

Your friends,

Kyle & Carson
Founders of Wealthy Affiliate

PS. Click the Next Lesson button below when you are done your tasks, in the next lesson we are going to be talking all about Making Money! :)

Your Tasks: Toggle the check box to mark as complete or incomplete
Watch the Walk-through Video of Wealthy Affiliate
Watch the Account Set-up Video of Wealthy Affiliate
Complete the Account Set-up Process (description, image)
Understand the Membership Levels at Wealthy Affiliate

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Yes definitely a site with huge amounts of information for all. I am new today and hopefully get through the lessons.
KameronP Premium
Welcome to WA! Enjoy the lessons, as I know I have so far.
It is amazing to see others in the same place as me. I am not alone.........nothing like being the new kid at school......thank goodness.
EdEastman Premium Top 200

That is what I like about WA also. The various levels of experience. There is always someone that you can equate with.
i'm excited for what's ahead.
On my way to the top! Lesson 1 down and 9 more to go. This has already been an pleasant experience. I think I'm in love! WA rocks!
MsHanana Premium
Thanks for this walkthrough. Are there any drag & drop themes included with Premium?
EdEastman Premium Top 200
Hi Hannah

Not sure what you mean. You pick a theme and start to create your content on the page. I personally like to do that in draft mode until I am ready to publish it.

Explain more please.
Liudas Premium
Non financial goals:
1. find my purpose
2. understand what I can give to others
3. don't give up
4. help others
EdEastman Premium Top 200

I applaud your emphasis on helping others. That is exactly what WA is all about.
I am with you on the give up part. It is easy to do sometimes. It is easy to get distracted and get off the path. Maybe by doing the premium we won't give up because then we are financially vested.
RoyTaylor Premium
One step closer to my first million, lol! That was relatively painless...on to the next step!
I´m loving this method of completing tasks as we go along the lessons!
Congratulations, WA Staff!
This is interesting, i like reading all your comments, very useful info! :)
This absolutely inspiring and engaging.
luziaS Premium
I have just gone through this lesson again. I have found out it is very refreshing. Going over the lessons again is making me feel very confident. I still have some doubts about various things. I am going to wait to get to it again and then post the question. I am hoping that going over the lessons again make more knowledgeable. All right, let's go to the next.
orsveress Premium
I think the free keyword tool is off because if you go to google and put them in quotes there is a lot more competition then that.
EdEastman Premium Top 200
Ors why are you putting them in Quotes? When people are doing searches they don't put things in quotes.
Jazmyn94 Premium
On the wa keyword search tool does any of the number represent the clicks per month? Also what does the last two numbers on the wa chart stand for. One of them says article power and the other ppc?
ELeslie Premium
Hello Jazmyn, the PPC stands for Pay Per Click.


JCR3 Premium
Yes, the first column, Searches, represents the amount of times that keyword is searched for in a month. Article power is letting you know how well your pages/posts could potentially rank. and PPC power is letting you know how well that keyword could do with Paid-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. they are both on a scale of 1-10
Should I make a new email address for my website, particularly to put on my privacy policy page?
ELeslie Premium
Hello Jonathan, I do not know if it's 'particularly to put on' your PP page, but I know it is needed there. So the answer is still yes either way.

Much success to you.


SalmaM Premium
I Just did, thought it would be good to keep things separate.
Do I need to add the kirki plugin?Also,do I activate the exclude pages from navigation or delete that plugin?
googs Premium
On the certification courses, it covers that. I believe you activate them all. The courses will walk you through everything step by step.
I saw them but when I tried to go back to find out,I was unable to find that part again..Thank you for helping me..I'm new to all of this so I want to make sure I follow everything and do all of it right.
ELeslie Premium
Hello Joann, I will answer the second part as I have never heard of the Kirki plugin.

The only page you should be excluding is your Private Policy page. Meaning you do not want it to get indexed by Google, as it has duplicate content in it. You have stated 'pages' here. You do not want your 'pages' excluded from being indexed, just the very opposite. If need be go over that lesson again to be sure you are doing the correct thing and comprehend it.

To exclude that ONE page, ( your PP page), scroll to the bottom of the private policy page and click on the 4 boxes that say ROBOT/S.

That will take care of the exclusion for you.

I hope this help.