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 1.7 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 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!

You will also notice that you have access directly to a coach within WA (see image below), either myself or possibly the person that referred you to WA. You can communicate here if you ever need a hand.


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 Get Started Here button within the side 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 "You Are 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. Under your profile image, you will see FOUR circles. These outline the steps to complete your initial Account Set-up.


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!

Task #3: Understand Your Membership

If you joined for FREE, you currently 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 and will show you just why Wealthy Affiliate is the most trusted and respected platform in the affiliate marketing/internet marketing world and has been for the past 15 years.

Get All of the "Juicy" Details About Premium Here!

You are in good hands 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

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! :)


==> Premium Members at Wealthy Affiliate THRIVE Online. Learn More.

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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Wynette1 Premium
To be honest... I'm amazingly, 100%, totally, lost in all this. I feel like I'm in some kind of fog what with all the info. being poured out in front of you. There are skills here, that are different from skills I'm familiar with. I think what's being said, in a nutshell, is that we will basically 'advertise' for a product and when said product is purchased from them, then we would get a percentage of the profit. I hope I'm correct and also making sense.
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michaelw777 Premium
Yup that's right; and I have suggested this to others. Try Amazon Associates; sign up for them. Just search for Amazon Associates in Google. Then sign up for them. And if you have problems with the tax forms; try Kyle, Carson, Carson2, and Site Support. Site Support is in Websites at the bottom; and to contact Kyle and others; just put their names into the search engine here on WA separately. Then click on the name; for instance; Kyle. Hope this helps?
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Sonny40 Premium
That's right, wynette. We promote other people's products or services and earn a commission from every sale.
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hello Wynette, most of us felt that way too, overwhelmed, it is a lot of information, don't worry you will soon process all of it, take your time, repeat trainings if need be

Phil
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You are right, that is it. However, the best way to move forward is to go through the training. If still unclear go through again. It is pretty straight forward, just needs to click.
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adminlfe Premium
I think you're getting it. I know I feel as confused as you say you do a lot of the time. I think I'm going to have to learn to take it one step at a time, learn what is on that step, and then move on. That's hard for me because I keep running into things where I feel like I need to know it all at once!
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I agree with Wynette, it is a lot of information, however I believe if I'm willing to climb a mountain then it will be 1 step at a time! We can do this!
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clementapp Premium
I haven't signed up to a premium membership but I just would like to know what the terms and conditions are if I cancel my membership ( let's say after I join for 3 months)? Can I cancel anytime I want? I have done 10 video lessons and I have a good faith of the services / products provided by WA, but I just would like to know some details about membership cancellation. It seems that I can't find any information or discussion about the cancellation.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - see my answer to your previous question.
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Kingsking Premium
Quite easy Clementapp. You can terminate your membership at anytime. Just go through your Dashboard, Account Setting, Membership and then stop Billing and Cancel Membership. However, better to always think of suceeding rather than anticipating the otherwise. With the current trend in Technology and World Wide Web, the easy way to secure the source of income tomorrow is building an Online Business. It might take sometime before it start yielding big but it certainly will. Goodluck
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Hi!, as a senior (50+) I want to focus on this market. I think it is relatively underserved... lots of senior living, etc. I am thinking of a lifestyle site/blog/products to address the under-recognized reality of the hardships senior face: age/job discrimination, loneliness, discrimination, etc. Does anyone think this is a good market, idea(s), and any input will be very helpful.
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Ryan0909 Premium
I think this is a good niche. The more targeted you get the better, as it will lead to a more targeted audience. I think there's a lot to be talked and wrote about here. If you have good knowledge in these areas, I'd say go for it!

Ryan
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K808 Premium
I think this is an awesome idea. Not only will you have people in your target market seeking the info you're considering, but their caretakers will be doing so as well. I haven't done any searches in this niche myself but it sounds like a pretty solid one. I'll let you know if I come up with any other thoughts.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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sinadks Premium
OMG...that was super, super easy. This is exactly what I've been looking for, for literally years!! Thank you so much Kyle!

BTW.. is that a Canadian accent I hear??
The give away is the PRO.cess.... whereas we down here say PRA.cess...lol... no worries love it anyway.
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Ryan0909 Premium
Yes Kyle is based out of Canada!
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tracydawn Premium
I love listening to him talk. : ) I'm glad to hear things are running smoothly so far!
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Hello Friends
I have create an account to start learning. I want to know how to make a living with click bank as i have watched the video of vickeyvidegla. I am from Mauritius island and my Language is NOT English. I speak talk understand write English only 75 %
and i am a slow learner. My question is how to start make $100 per day with Google or any other platform social media ?

I do not know how to add my photo here.
Thanks.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, to add a photo, click on the circle where your image should appear and go to profile. There you will see how to add an image. With clickbank, etc, all the info you need to get started is in the training. Ask questions, send me a message anytime. Your English is great! Good luck
Steve
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GarryJam Premium
I am an English language teacher and I think you are doing a fine job of communicating in English.
First, go through the training and get your website set up and indexed.

Creat 10 or more posts/articles.

Then go to an affiliate program outside WA and use their software to insert links.

When a visitor clicks your redirecting link and then buys something, you earn a commission.
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