Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!

First off, we would like to personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am going to be the one walking you through the training and the process of building a successful business online.

Carson, the other co-founder works more with the technical team (close to 30 full-time employees) so you will see a bit less of him, although he is still very much active here within the community every day.

Here is a photo of us and our families below (me and my family on LEFT, Carson and family on RIGHT). :)

Our goal in the early stages here is EARN your trust and help you get moving in the right direction with your business. We realize that the industry is full of companies that are not all that trustworthy and it has been our mission over the past 15 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 15 year period we have helped close to 2.3 MILLION people during this time!

The community here is full of amazing people, with a lot of expertise. I know you are going to quickly realize that. In fact, you are going to be able to tap into this knowledge an expertise at any point as you move forward in the training.

I assure you that you have definitely made the right choice in joining the community here at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to love it here and you are going to quickly realize we care about YOU and your success online!

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 point out a few important things:

(1) Anyone Can Accomplish Success Online. There are now over 4.75 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 and leverage to create a business online. Members here at WA succeed at the highest rate out of any platform online!

(2) Anything NEW Can "Appear" to be Overwhelming at First. Like riding a bike, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and even "fall" a few times when getting rolling. Don't worry, you will quickly get the hang of things! Stick with Wealthy Affiliate and you will achieve, and far exceed your goals. We teach what works.

(3) No Technical or Prior Online Business Experience Required. 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 and you definitely do not need to be a "techie".

(4) Success is a Journey. Success is very cumulative by design. This means that everything you do now, and every step you take will contribute towards your personal success in the future. An exciting journey does lie ahead and the effort you put forth now will pay off later and often times forever!

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating Success.

Success online is very simple at it's core. There is a 4-step business building process that you are going to be learning here at Wealthy Affiliate. Here is a quick diagram breaking down the process.

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose an Interest. This can be anything at all, any interest, passion or even something you have no personal experience with.

Step 2: Build a Website. Your website is your foundation and we have the most sophisticated and feature rich website and hosting platform here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Step 3: Attract Visitors. You are going to be learning all about how to get traffic and visitors to your website. The first focus is FREE traffic and there is A LOT of it out there.

Step 4: Earn Revenue. Once you have people on your site and traffic, you can earn revenue. There are over 50 ways you can monetize traffic online, and over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate.

As you go through the training, this is going to be covered in detail. As mentioned, absolutely EVERYTHING you need is here at WA to facilitate this process! It is a true "earn while you learn" environment.

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! There are 100,000's of people here within WA at any given moment and many, MANY experts. If you need help, please ask! Go to the dashboare and leave a question, or you can contact me directly here.

PS. Carson and I (Kyle) help people all day, don't be afraid to reach out to me even if it is to say "hi".

Piece of Advice #2: Take action on what you learn! Action leads to success. You could read and watch the training until you are blue in the face, but if you never take action on it you won't achieve any success.

We don’t want to put any 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.

If you ever need to get back to your training, simply click the Training tab in the upper menu. This "smart" button will always take you back to your last completed task and you will also see your progress through the training.

Click the "Continue Here" to get back into your training at any time.

Your Current Tasks :)

In this Lesson you will become involved and immersed within the awesome community here at Wealthy Affiliate. We are 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 Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA" 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.

Click the video below to start watching.


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 next task is to set-up your Wealthy Affiliate account. If you go to the Home button (your dashboard), you will be offered all sorts of things, including a "Getting Started" module where you can set-up your account.

Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate profile only includes four items:

1.Adding a profile image (can be anything you want, including one of the default options)

2.Add a profile description. Again, you are in control. Share something about yourself, your interests, and perhaps why you are here at WA (and yoru goals online)

3.Start the training. If you are reading this, you have already started the training, so you will see this item already checked off.

4. Set Goals. Set some "money" goals for yourself here at WA. This is going to be great for motivation moving forward, but also will naturally lead to much more achievement.

Simply CLICK on these circles to initiate the set-up process for the corresponding item. If I want to add an image, I would click the first of the four icons.

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.

Goals are important for achievemenrt and success, so we recommend that you set these early on. And don't worry, as time goes on you can and likely will be setting new goals as you make progress!

One More Thing...

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

PS. When you are done your tasks, simply check them off below and then move onto the next lesson. And if you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments below.

In the next lesson we are going to be talking all about Making Money! :)

Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Watch the Walk-through Video of Wealthy Affiliate
2. Complete the Account Set-up Process (image, description, goals)
3. Have a look at the Premium Membership Offer

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Need some help here guys with my description title is baby boomers bonus round let me help with reinventing you. Now here is my thoughts I would like to start out with a blog that addresses various issues regarding aging and boomers. I really could use ten websites. I have a psyche degree and aging was my focus. For right now though I want to focus on my Mary Kay cosmetics and their great skin care line as well as satin hands and their whole line of products. By writing a blog that will have a link to my website. Once I have that up and rolling I will venture out to affilate marking. Vitamins, music, dancing, ideas for vacation, endless possibilities. My mind is so full of ideas. I plan on signing up for the pro on the 3rd.
Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Laurie,

I am not sure what you are calling a “Description Title” and what is “Baby Boomers bonus round let me help with reinventing you”.

If that “Baby…” is your domain name I think that would be way too long for people to easily remember.

You want to narrow down your niche to one single aspect and focus on that, the reason being the more narrowed down your niche is the easier it will be for your material to get ranked (less competition than a wide niche such as “Baby Boomers”

Try reading this blog by Boomer08 I think it might really help you in your decision of narrowing down to a specific and concentrated niche:

Here are the search results of four different niche ideas:

1. Baby Boomers - About 24,700,000 results (0.66 seconds)
2. Baby Boomers that have retired - About 38,500,000 results (0.46 seconds)
3. Baby Boomers about to retire - About 2,280,000 results (0.57 seconds)
4. Baby Boomers that can’t afford to retire - About 9,520,000 results (0.65 seconds)

Since number 3 has the least competition only 2.2 mil results it will be much easier for a new website owner to get top SERPs (explained in the training) in that niche.

I would strongly suggest that you start out with only one niche and one website: you can always branch out or expand that niche later if you want to. The reason is that most people do not know how much time is involved in running a niche based website. Or what the competition is that they will be facing in their niche.

So, if you concentrate on a narrowed-down niche it will be easier for you to get ranked on page one (increasing your potential of making money online). Page one, the first listing of any search inquiry gets roughly 80% of all traffic generated from that keyword. Aiming for the top SERP will greatly increase your odds of making money from your website.

I hope that this helped explained the concept of a narrowed-down niche and why it is suggested for beginners, better for you!

Living Life Large,

AlexanderMe1 Premium
Quick question
I like to go back and check that I entered the information correctly to setting up my website only because I apparently had another account open and there was some confusion about being a premium member and I had also came with another Niche so was thinking of changing it. or to create another in addition to my Hiking one, has anyone experienced anything similar help please.
GeoffreyC1 Premium
You can't really put in wrong information as all you put in is the name for the domain. So if the domain name is correct then your fine. You can have up to 10 siterubix sites as a premium member, so you can have 10 different niches on the free websites.
btbameric Premium
I am choosing my niche I’m kinda debating between baby car seats and strollers ( I have a 3 year old ) and I know how big a market it is. I’m also really into tech. So i though maybe smartphone accessories. Any feedback or suggestions? I know I can do 1 now and 1 later. What would be a better first pick?

Thank you

Eric F.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - remember, you will be expected to write lots of content on your chosen niche to attract visitors to your website. Think about your ideas and consider which of them you can immediately think of topics to write about for your first 10 articles.
GeoffreyC1 Premium
How about baby transport and cover both?
chicchat Premium
I am currently working on the Affiliate Marketing as my niche
But I haven't got any income from that yet
So I was quite guilty when writing a blog
Because I don’t really know this field

although I saw it from a Youtuber
he said don't pick "cheap" niche (e.g. Books)
cos you don't earn much from it

Just wonder what is everybody's niche?
AbieAJ Premium
Perhaps below explanation will help you more. Please keep in mind you would need write at least 15 quality rich content posts with good choice of keywords and have some traffic before you apply for an affiliate program.

A niche is something you are passionate about and would write 100 articles or so about it, could be a hobby, an interest perhaps. To put it in perspective, would you be writing about it in five years time.

Via Kyle:
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:
I want to help people that ______________.
Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
chicchat Premium
Wow! Thanks for the rapid reply again
kinda of worry if you ever get some sleep
AbieAJ Premium
I do no mind, let me know how you get on and if you need further help and advice. You are so very welcome.
Welcome I hope you find the cornerstone
chicchat Premium
Tks ^^
I'm working on it.
GeoffreyC1 Premium
If you can get high volume sales of a low priced item then it is as good as low sales of a high priced item. Many businesses have made a bomb on stack them high and sell them cheap.
chicchat Premium
I see.....
tks ^^
Mharrell20 Premium
Hello Kyle,

I join Wealthy Affiliate over around 11 months ago and love the training that is available to eveyone!!! I am currently working a full time job from home, that has been extreemly demanding, and time consuming. I have a question that I would like to run by you.

I would like to know if there are subcribers or partners with in Wealthy Affiliate that will accept payment to assist me with the build out of a basic Website and sales funnels for a fee? I am willing to pay to have my Website and funnel created. The reason that I am asking is that, I need to try and be up and running by the middle of next month, and I have a serious learning curve that would take me too long to learn, and meet my deadline. I would be so appreciative if you could make a recommendation of a couple developers online or anyone that could help me out reach my deadline.

In the meantime, I would continue to review the materials online and will follow steps to learn to create my own sites.

I would be so appreciative to you for your assitance with this matter.

With Respect,

My contact information is:

Malcolm Harrell
(301) 254-0859 (c)
(301) 567-7475 (h)
Warly10 Premium
Hi, I understand what you are going through.
I'm sure there are members here within WA that can assist you in this matter.

I'd suggest you to type within the research bar at the top, where it says: Need help...

Search for Dianescorpio. or Chrystopher...

This are just two members here who can maybe direct you.
Muito bom 😊😊😊
Lemonfreeze Premium
hi Malcolm I think I could assist you with this and the easiest way to do it is for me to give you a couple of referral links for you to purchase the funnels threw and other tools needed to complete said task. we can talk about what details you have in mind for the website and funnels as well as what their purpose is then once you have done that send me the login info and i can get to work email me at lemonfreeze123456789@gmail.com and ill give you my phone number and will get started thanks

Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Malcolm,

The WA platform is a spam-free and private solicitation (considered as spam here) free zone. What you are asking, is prohibited here!

Here is a link to the rules: My suggestion is to delete this comment before it gets you a write ban. A write ban, is where you cannot submit anything on the WA platform for other members to read. During a write ban, you still have access to your website, but you will not be able to post any comments anywhere within the WA platform.

This is not how this platform is to be used and the co-founders frown on those that use it improperly. You can find help by contacting individuals through a Private Message.

Many of the premium members here will offer you what you are asking for, for FREE. However, there are those with no scruples that would welcome the chance to charge you a fee to do what some might be willing to do for FREE.

This website is not designed for other members to do your work for you; even if you offer to pay them to do so.

Additionally, you are not allowed to provide outside of WA contact information here!

Please read the rules and abide by them: this will help prevent you from getting banned from WA

Just trying to inform you, that want you did here is completely against the rules.

Mharrell20 Premium
Thank you so much for your response!!! I may have overstepped my bounds with writing this type of message. I didn't know. I am in the process of trying to remove this email. Not seeing a delete button??