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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omw
Kyle & staff ...

although I have really just started my journey, I have not been able to avoid a theme. The arrow or mouse seen throughout each presentation is sometimes very difficult to follow. This in part due to my being a newbie. Another reason is due to the size of the mouse or pointer and the fact that it blends so well into the background. you can imagine how this could give attendees a rather nice headache.

May I respectfully suggest an edit on the presentations going forward? I recommend a dark color (red) circle to house the mouse or pointer of sufficient size to be spotted instantly. This will also help encourage viewer attention span.

Thoughtfully ...
- Brian
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Brian

I have my share of vision challenges too. Have you increased the size of the screen when you are watching the training? I didn't to start off with and it is so much more difficult to see what is going on that way. You can also increase the size by clicking on the three dots on the top right hand of your screen and select zoom.

Hope this helps you.
Blessings
Louise
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omw
LouiseBT ...
Hi pretty lady!!! Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading both it and your bio. you are an interesting young woman.

While I AM still learning - ARGGHHHH, I am aware of the screen information you shared. but as I posted (I think), my issue is not the screen, but the mouse or pointer on the screen. I have watched presentations with the mouse as we see at Wealthy Affiliates - HARD to find AND follow; and I've enjoyed presentations that displayed the encircled mouse - MAJOR difference. Much easier to follow and to understand the material presented.

I also posted because I know I am not the only one concerned about this, but I am probably the only one to have posted about it.

I LOVE that you shared what you have in your profile. I would love to meet you in person.

Again, I appreciate that you posted!!!!!!!!!!!
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RachelDay Premium
Hello - realistically is it recommended to set up a website with your own domain to drive traffic to your site? I'm conscious that my content won't show in google searches with a free site. I am more than happy to invest and pay for the premium membership once I've familiarised myself with the WA site and the introductory training :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Rachel
I think you will be pleasantly surprised (in fact, I know you will be :-)) My siterubix site was ranked by Googole in no time at all. You really do not need to commit yourself to buying your domain at the outset.
Wishing you every success!
Blessings
Louise
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RachelDay Premium
Thank you for your reply :) That has definitely given me some confidence to make a start. Blessings and light to you also.
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LouiseBT Premium
My pleasure, Rachel!
Go for it and don't look back, you are on such an exciting journey now. :-)
Blessings
Louise
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steveo013 Premium
Thank you Rachel for asking this question, and Louise for answering/providing insight as I was thinking the (exact!) same thing as Rachel!

Best regards,
/Steve
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M97
I really like what you said
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi there people! Happy Monday! Any help on this niche thing will be appreciated!

I'm a singer songwriter with a small YouTube channel. I have no albums to sell yet but will do further ahead. When I think about writing to promote products, the stuff I would get excited about is personal development books and courses, and spiritual books and courses. I may write a book myself at some stage.

My songs are uplifting songs with a positive message that would appeal to people who are interested in personal development and spirituality. So there is a link between my music and the products I'd like to promote.

Would it be best to have 2 separate websites, keeping the music spearate, or have it all in one place?

Woodsie
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JKulk1 Premium
I would definitely gave two seperate niches. You don't want to confuse your audience. Jim
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Woodsie1 Premium
Okay - thank you so much for the advice Jim! Appreciate the quick reply. Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Hello.. I'm new here and I had a couple questions I was wondering if you guys could answer! 1: I was needing to make some money to be able to supply for myself and help myself in times of need, as I have tourettes and other disabilities that cause me to not be able to work. So I was needing to know how fast I can get money started on here, and if it's easy? 2: I needed to know some tips on how to make a website people would be interested in and ways to get money easily throughout it? I have goals I wish to achieve! Thanks in advance.
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Hi Daiisuki I'm new here as well hope we can really achieve our goals soon.
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Palatia Premium
Hi Lisa, This isn't a get rich quick opportunity but some people start to earn pretty early on. It is one to look at the long game. To build something solid that will sustain over time. As far as your niche, almost anything will work with over 4 billion people on the internet. Choose something you are interested in or are knowledgeable about. Maybe even a disability? It should be something you'll stay interested in for the long haul. :) Hope this helps.
Paula
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Habanero Premium
Hi,

SInce I'm a bit familiar with WP, I went on and created an about me page and a couple of categories that can be seen in the menu section of my website. Yesterday I followed the instructions in the training and published a private policy page plus updated my about me page according to the template in Site Content. Today I can't see the private policy page. What can be the problem?

Thanks
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Dale123 Premium
You just mentioned you "published a private policy page"... If you made it private you won't be able to see it unless you're logged in. Go to your admin panel, click all posts & check from there.
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Habanero Premium
Thanks Dale! I've just finished the training on creating a menu and it turned out that since I already had a menu in place, the privacy page needed to be added to that menu in order for it to become visible.
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