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 14 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 14 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 is 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 as been for the past 14 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! :)

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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Please, I need help, I signed up today but I can't understand the video lessons because they are all in English and I can't understand what is being said, how do I follow the walkthrough and understand what Kyle says ?
I'm Brazilian and I'm currently using Google Translator to send this message. Helpe me please!!!
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi. If you use the Google Translator for Websites, you can change the language of the Website. The Training that is described in Text, is the same Training that is provided in the Video.
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Reginald18 Premium
Hi! I want to choose my niche but I have so many things in my mind that I have to choose from. I am passionate about helping people about opening a platform for business people to market their business in my site. and on the hand I want to make with pay per click business, the list is endless. anyone help me to choose the right niche.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi! To narrow your Niche down, 1st determine what are you most passionate about. If it helps, write down a list to make it easier to focus. Make sure that it is something you love. The more passionate you are about the topic, the more that you will be able to find content to write about. Next, write down, different questions that you can break it down into, to answer.

Niche Example: How to make Candles
- How to make Container Candles
- How to make Pillar Candles
- How to make Votive Candles
- How to make a Candle with Paraffin Wax
- How to make a Candle with Soy Wax
- How to make a Candle with Palm Wax
- Different types of Candle Wicks
- Are Wood Wicks better?
- Why you should never color Candles with Crayons
- Is it safe to add Glitter into a Candle?
etc...

The more topics you can think of for your Niche's that you are considering, the easier it will be to write an article for. At the end, whichever Niche you can think of more topics for, would be a good place to start. You can always add another Website later, once your 1st Website has been built and has Traffic flowing in.
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careye24 Premium
Hey everyone! I'd like to run my idea across you guys in terms of a niche because I'd like to get some feedback... so what I enjoy most and what I am passionate about is overcoming struggles such as domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness... I'm passionate about it because I've been there and dealt with a lot i t. But do you think I just need to pick one or can I talk about all of it?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Carey & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good question and all questions are good ones here!

... best to choose one that you feel most interested & knowledgeable about in writing lots about the topic in-depth over an extended period to scale ..

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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careye24 Premium
@keishalina9 Thank you! I'm just a little torn on which way to go now because now I've started thinking about the niche of self-worth and self-love for women! I may just have to ponder on it over night
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's all ok -- perhaps write down a list and then look at it again later ... sometimes, it's helpful to put it down on paper or in your tablet just so it's not cluttering up the ol' noggin too much!

... enjoy a fabulous WA journey! ...

and yes, there's lots to learn -- take it easy on yourself and it's step-by-step .... :)
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CMKetay Premium
They are all extremely important topics and impact so many. For the purposes of WA, narrowing your focus will be best. There is nothing saying that, as you learn you can't add a second site for another topic, but start with one. Good luck!

Christine
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Pinnaclnp Premium
Hi keishalina. Each topic you announced hurts deeply in a different way yet all named are very common, I myself had to kick it from an abusive relationship all the way out of my province over into the Natal province. I advise you cover them all. Can't wait to view as I'll surely be 0art of your crowd.
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Hi , everyone, I have some doubts about the starter membership as I don't seem to find anything specific enough about it.

- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

I currently don't have an international Visa/master credit card only a local one, I've already ordered one from the bank and it's being sent to me, so it's going to take a few days to be able to use it for this.

Had I known I only had 7 days of community access I wouldn't have joined just yet. People don't seem to specify this when they promote this website. All they say it's free to join. It's a bit disappointing to find out you have such a limited time of free access only after you've already joined. I don't find anything specific about this on this website.

So again, my doubts are:
- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

Thank you.

Angie
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chender684 Premium
You can remain a starter member for as long as you like. But, you will normally lose your free site after 6 months. By the 6 months point, you should be ready to go premium or this isn't for you.

You will not have access to chat and many other awesome benefits until you go premium.

Take your time and try things out and become premium when you see that it is the best way to go.

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply and the info. I'm going to see what I can do.

PS: I think I made it clear that it's a credit card issue (which should be solved under a month) and that It's not a "I don't have enough money" issue. I am fully aware of what this entails.

-Angie
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Lokhi Premium
The $19 first month of premium goes away after your first 7 days, from my understanding.

I've read, in several places, that the starter account is for as long as you like ... but then, I've also read that it's also just for 6 months. Six months should be plenty of time to decide on premium or not,
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Thanks, yes 6 months is more than enough to decide. Although the problem is not, not having enough time to decide. As I mentioned, It's a credit card issue.
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Lokhi Premium
I totally get that. I had a similar problem when I first joined.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I've read quite a few Promotional Sites for WA since joining. There are some who mention the 7 day period for Starters, while others avoid the topic. If you are sure you want to go Premium when your Card comes in the Mail, be sure to take full advantage of the 7 Days Trial just in case. Remember to ask questions if you need it!

There are quite a few things that I wish a Starter Member didn't lose out on.
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chender684 Premium
If you PM Kyle, and let him know your situation, I think he will work with you and extend the 7 days until you can pay for premium. He is a good guy and will help you.
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Thats a great Q Angie.
thanks Paul
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I already tried to reach Kyle via a post as a comment back to him. Like I'm doing here. But haven't heard from him since yesterday. And he posts other things not related to my topic on the same thread. Which I find weird. It doesn't seem like he reads them.
So I went for Carson to see if he answers back.
I think starter members should have access to a contact me message on this website, as normally we are the ones with the most doubts and we should be able to hear it from them. If you know what I mean.

Anyways I do appreciate you guys helping me out with this.

Angie
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FairyBlast Premium
Hi everybody! So, I have a few ideas...I mean the sky's the limit here hey... But I feel more drawn to help people with personal development. As this is something I've been practicing and believe through my research already in progress I will benefit out of this as well, and not just $$$ wise.
My question though is that, this is also a very wide topic. Can one take this and make multiple websites for different areas of self development. To target the different audiences .....
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