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 16 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 16 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 dashboard and leave a question, or you can contact Kyle directly here.

Carson and I (Kyle) help people all day, so 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. Here is video walking you through the process it. It is fairly straightforward and only requires a few steps.

 


Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate profile only includes three 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 your goals online)

3. 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.

You can also edit your profile at any time, by going directly to your profile page.

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 achievement 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.

I also encourage you to take a second and jump into a live chat, even if it is just to say "hello". We are a warm, welcoming and vivacious community here at WA and it is always a good idea to connect with others in the early stages.

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 on your profile (image, description, goals)
3. Read Our Story, and Learn About the Premium Membership Offer


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Ckrasher Premium
Happy Saturday everyone! I am trying to create a custom menu, but I'm just not having an easy time with it lol. My first Problem was with the menu tab not showing up. I was told to change my theme. I did that and my menu tab showed up. But now, when I click on menu, I cant do anything else. On my dashboard I noticed that I have one item on my site health screen. It says "one or more modules are missing". How do i fix this? And does one have to do with the other?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You need create a new menu first and save it. Then it will allow you to add items to it.

Of course updating changes.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache However, if issue persists I would reach out to site support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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jghwebbrand Premium
As for you website menu. here's what we follow.
How to do menu
Go to Wordpress backoffice -> appearance -> menus
When in menus on right hand side do you see a menu you have created. If not create menu and save it.
Then on left hand side click page caret see your privacy policy -> add to menu. click on posts caret see your about me post.
> add to menu. Save menu on right hand side. refresh your browser and refresh your website.
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Ckrasher Premium
Thank you so much!!
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Ckrasher Premium
Ok! Thank you. I don't know why this is such a struggle lol. Oh because I'm a rookie 😆 I really appreciate your help!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Not a problem, it happens to the best of us.

It is definitely worth submitting a ticket to site support have them check your website.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Kindly let us know how you get on.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Youa re so very welcome.
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kesslerc2 Premium
Is baby/toddler camping/outdoors items be considered a niche?

I was also thinking about matching parent/child outfits

Wearables/carriers

Baby monitors

Toddler/baby activities could be crafts, outdoor games etc.

Wasn’t sure if nursery’s rooms could just be a niche or if it needs to be more specific.

Help!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Those are the products you would promote on your site vs a niche subject you would address to a qualified target audience (group of people)

Also, ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience.
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kesslerc2 Premium
So each one is considered their own niche that I stated above correct?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Yes, for example
Camping techniques for beginners.
Baby care for newborn | dads | grandparents.

A niche is a subject vs a product.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Toddler/baby activities could be crafts, outdoor games etc. could be changed to a niche by defining who the website would help and how. For example. activities moms can use to teach coordination for toddlers.

It is important to identify your targeted audience and how it will help them and solve problems they may have.
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kesslerc2 Premium
Oh I got it now!
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kesslerc2 Premium
That makes so much sense! Thank you!
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kesslerc2 Premium
This is great I must have missed that.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
And you're very welcome!
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Hi Caitlin, they can all be niches, but think about the audience vs just products. You can still promote products within niches that target audiences. Here is a good niche tutorial to help you narrow down your ideas to one you'll be happy building an online business with: Let me know if you have any questions!
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This sounds like a great idea for you to get started
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Certainly is, however do let us know when you need help or have further questions.
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bethanyc48 Premium
I sure hope that if I put 100% effort into this program, that I see some sort of success. Just enough to make it easier to survive in this world on my own. Total financial independence.

However, I do have a question. For someone like me who is learning and kinda new to all of this, and will only have 10-15 hours per week to dedicate to this, which Membership is recommended when starting out? If Premium is all I need to get the ball rolling, then I don't want to waste money on Premium Plus if its better to wait until I'm further into this program. Soooo, any advice on this? Thank you in advance.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Totally your choice, depending on your business needs and requirements. However, I hear you loud and clear, you can certainly start at the premium subscription and later decide to upgrade to tier 2. Super welcome to WA, Bethany!

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

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drjec Premium
The Platinum has lots of valuable training, but it seems to me that it is advanced. You can always move to Platinum later or when there is a deal. Premium will help you lay a great foundation.
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Both premium and premium plus include 100% of the core training. Premium plus just adds some really good extras and tools. So it's completely up to you.

The first month of each is highly discounted, so if you want to check out Premium Plus for a month you can always downgrade back to Premium.

Focus on learning, immerse yourself into the training, attack the lessons in a linear fashion, don't skip any steps, and make it your goal to learn more every day. That's the absolute key. You have to learn first, then everything else falls into place, right?
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feigner Premium
personally i would start with hte premium plan...
this way you can see what the main content has to offer and go through it without all of the distractions of the advanced training....
some of the advanced training will conflict with the main training so as a beginner you may get confused or derailed...
or find that you think your progress is not fast enough and look for shortcuts....
but trust the main system and go through the training...stick to the oec even if you can't find a niche ot start with... look around you and pick the first thing your eyes alight on and think of the use and the people who would use it...there's your niche...you must be interested as it is in your house ( assuming you are doing this at home...)
your main process will be to create content and this can be done at premium level...
as you say you are time limited so stick to what will give you the best return for your money at the start and that will be premium...
don't get distracted and think 'if i only took eric's class i would be further ahead' nope... at the start you need to get into the processes of writing daily and researching and planning....and that isn't going to leave a lot of time for much else...
you may find you can find a few minutes while waiting to be served to do some keyword research or research....so you can use your valuable time for writing...
good luck with your decision
phil
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I have a good feeling about Wealthy Affiliate!

You're right , this world is a tough place to survive, and financial strain has become more of a norm these days. I'm here because i want to be financially free, i want to be comfortable and without debt, i wanna have more TREAT YO SELF days and spoil my family. So cheers to the journey and being financially independent !
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jghwebbrand Premium
The choice is yours, but if you only have 10 - 15 hours a week I would highly recommend the Premium membership. Learn the basics first and apply them. You can make money with the premium membership. There is so much training available here. as a premium member. Besides the Online Entrepreneur Certification course - Levels 1 - 5 there are hundreds of videos found in training HQ menu bar "training' tab. Then there are also classes found in the menu bar "classes" tab as well plug member submitted blogs. Follow the training to get the basics first and do the tasks with each lesson.. When Black Friday rolls around Watch for specials. Last year one year of premium was offered at $299 for a year - that cost is grandfathered so that is what you can pay yearly if you so choose to go that route. Black Friday Premium was $499 for a year.

The key to your future success is doing the training plus choosing a niche you are passionate about, know something about and have experience with. That will save you a lot of research time because you will be writing content posts for your chosen niche.

Here's wishing you well.
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peruanaza Premium
I'm really happy to start with the training lessons. I'm very eager to start learning and growing as I get going with the program. This community really seems to be very open and supportive which is great to see. It's great to see people trying to build others up and be happy with their success!
I'm hoping this will be the start of an amazing journey of growth and fulfillment.
Thanks a lot!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
It's great to see you are excited to start the training.

Yes, we do believe WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Here is your link to start in case you need it. Please do ask for help when you get stuck.

We wish you well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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Nikolina7 Premium
Welcome here at WA,I agree with you ,here are nice and helpful people who really want to help and give a hand,here no jealousy..
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peruanaza Premium
Thank, Biserka, for your message! I hope we can connect and build each other up in this community, and you are able to reach your goals as well.
On a side note, one of my best friends is from Serbia! I hope to visit your country sometime soon!
Greetings from Perú 🇵🇪!
Vamos 💪!
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Nikolina7 Premium
Wonderful, I really happy to hear that...😊🤗ofcourse we can be a friend and I really want to meet you when you come in my country!I wish you all the best!
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Vutomi2024 Premium
Hi Kyle, thank you for the welcoming video. I'm new at this, I don't even know what topic to choose and what to put on the website or how to find attractive contents to upload on the website to make it attractive. Hopefully I will figure it out from the learning courses.

Regards
Matshepo
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. It is a delight to meet you.
Don't worry about what you don't know right now. Truthfully we knew nothing either when we started.

The training goes through it all step by step. So take it slow and do the tasks after each lesson. When you complete the tasks put a check mark by it on the left to proceed to the next lesson.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Here is your link to start in case you need it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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