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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Marclar Premium
Hi all, I have been looking into the keywords training and been experimenting with this cool Jaaxy tool. My question now is following:
* Why would you add only one keyword to your post/page and not 20? Since I would think 20 keywords will generate more traffic then just one.

Regards,
Marc
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Sandy2019 Premium
Hi Marc
Keywords are definitely required for indexing and ratings through Google - You will come to the lessons that explain that using lots of different keywords over and over through you posts and pages to create income or links, rather that constructive and related comment can be unhelpful too ...
So Keywords and Keyword Phrases are a tool - they should be precisely related to the information you are providing and if that is the case then 20 in one will be fine.... Good Luck - Sandy :)
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TheCatherine Premium
Marc the rest of the keywords are called latent semantic keywords and you are correct you cant write an article without using multiple keywords, but there should be only one you are ranking for
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AmberJoyful Premium
That's a great question and the answer is that you don't want to be keyword stuffing. Google doesn't like when websites do that and it makes ranking your article to the relevant section.
My best advice would be to still tackle the low hanging fruit
Keywords with <100 QSR >30 traffic.
Long tail keywords:
"How to make money online with affiliate marketing" rather than
"Make money online"
Targets more than a couple keywords, naturally.
When creating content it's more effective to keep the human element in it. When stuffing your content with many keywords doesn't guarantee any ranking at all, and possibly losing trust while doing it because quantity and quality are applied differently
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I’ve now completed all my lectures and course training for level 1 which was ten courses . In order to get to level 2 WealthyAffiliate wants people to join their service as in a paid service that has benefits like putting more in your website , thousands of classes of training and research keywords which makes the highest result everyone is searching to the lowest results people are searching . A starter is non pay and you already get a minimum of thirty searches , premium gets unlimited or until you cancel for searches . The premium starts out as 19 dollars and after the month is over if you decide you want to continue its $49 and doesn’t raise after that even after your done with all the other training levels. Their are seventy total but only 10 for a starter as in courses that have videos in them explaining instructions .

I need to ask the question though before I join what can I do on the website can I make a video of me playing piano as a demo for work on the website of my own domain ? Can I teach piano on the website as give live classes? Or just video? Is their a option where I can get people to pay from watching my video of a teaching? These questions need to be asked before I think about joining
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Scott & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good questions and all questions are good ones here!

Sounds like you want to build your own website & on-line biz and need further information about WA Premium -- here's a post by Kyle, WA, Co-Owner on all the benefits and advantages for your consideration ...

All the best to you, cheerio ... :)
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allancurtis Premium
Once you go Premium you can have up to 25 websites (domains) for your specific niches.
On each site you can post links to your video content stored on YouTube, and Audio files on Soundcloud, or other sites.
Due to the size of these files they can not be uploaded to the WA Server.
You can use plugins to control access to certain pages and videos ...
The first month is only $19 ... in that time you will have a chance to work on configuring your site!
Allan
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valbord Premium
Hi, I have some ideas concerning the niche. But to get started, I'd like to do one of these 2 options:
1- health and weight loss for moms and women over 40
2- Parenting: practical tips for busy moms to help them organize their family life
What do you think? is it too general?

Thank you all for your advice and suggestions.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - health is one of the top three niches, and therefore very competitive. You would really need to have a very narrow niche to be seen as an authority in this subject, and preferably a related professional qualification.

Organizing for busy families is a great idea, particularly if you have experience in this, and the readers can relate to you.
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allancurtis Premium
These are both good niches, although very competitive ... are there specific topics within these you could focus on?

Rather than Health and Weight Loss you might consider ... 'Weight Loss for Mom's over 40' or 'Weight Loss for Diabetics over 40' ... something like that.

Parenting is a huge topic ... narrow it down ... Parenting of ADHD, Parenting Preschoolers, Teenagers, etc.

The most important thing to think of ... what would people type into Google search to access what I am offering ...

If they type parenting ... Google will return 388 Million sites (try it ... the number of sites appears at the top of the browser under the search bar) If you search Parenting ADHD Kids it returns 37 million (1//10 the number) ... this is your competition!
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Palatia Premium
Those are both good. I'm not sure which would be better honestly. You could do some searches in Google and play around with Jaaxy for keywords and see what the competition looks like. But more than that, which one is something you could write about for months or years? Which are you passionate about?
Paula
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valbord Premium
Thank you Paula, I could write about both honestly because this has been my life for the past years.
I gained between 50 and 60 pounds for each of my 4 pregnancies and managed to lose them all after each so yes I can write about it.
with 4 kids, different ages, I had to improve my personal organization, so this one could help other Moms as well.
maybe I could combine both?
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valbord Premium
wow... I get it Allan Curtis.... research, research, research this is the key.
Thank you, I'll proceed as you said and try to refine better.
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valbord Premium
DianeScorpio, you're totally right. health& weight loss is really huge. I'll do more research. thank you
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nahlinder Premium
Hi,
I'm trying to choose my niche but I get about a thousand ideas and can't decide what to go for.
Is there any way I can search for a few different ideas and get a bit of insight on what might be more popular than the other?

I was thinking about choosing camera bags, do you think this would be a good choice?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the most popular niches are health, love/romance and money. However, that makes them more competitive. Any niche can be successful if you apply enough time and effort to it. Remember, you will be writing a lot of content on your chosen niche, so it should be something you are genuinely interested in.
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ManojV1 Premium
Camera bags may be a bit narrow for a niche. But first, let me explain the main criteria that I look for in a niche:

1. It must not be too narrow but should be broad enough to enable the creation of enough content, at least a hundred posts before scaling up further.
2. The niche should be such that there are enough products to promote, preferably with prices above $50. Commissions are usually in percentages, as an example a %5 commission will give you $2.50 as commission per item sold. So it makes sense for product prices to be high but not so high that there are only a few sales.
3. Must not be extremely competitive. A general niche like finance will put your site up for stiff competition from the big authoritative sites.

Instead of only writing about camera bags, you could create a site about camera accessories. This will give you enough leverage to write about other topics when you have written enough about camera bags.

Not saying that you have to write only about camera bags, you can also write about lenses, filters, tripod stands...there will be so many interesting things to write about then and your readers will also enjoy visiting your site.

Hope that makes sense. If you have any more doubts please feel free to ask. :-)
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johnheath727 Premium
I have no wisdom to give ,because I am in the same boat, Good Luck with your search and God help me with mine lol
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AnnaKu Premium
Hi, I have a question regarding free domain- I was told that using .com domains is the best in terms of SEO. I always thought that any free domains with unusual suffixes (like siterubix.com, .coach, .zoom etc.) would automatically loose with .com, .net and .org domains in Google searches.
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feigner Premium
there is a little advantage using a com but it is more about relevancy nowadays for google and getting the most relevant search results in front of the searcher.
so if your content is very relevant then you will still beat a com.
start your journey here with a siterubix ( you can move all of your cotent to a domain you host here at any time with the move button) and upgrade whenever you are ready.
FYI a siterubix is a subdomain rather than a domain.
and i have subdomains ranking on page 1 of google so again there are no problems with that - it is down to the content.
have fun Anna
phil
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AnnaKu Premium
Thank you! That's very useful.
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DCW2000S Premium
Anna, if you have the option to get your own domain then do it.
If you want to build a siterubix.com blog for simply practicing your writing or working on your website creation skills then fine, but why build a website and have to move it.

I have been doing this for a number of years and one thing I know for certain. Problems can arise at a moments notice. Why even give trouble an invitation? If you don't have to do it then don't

Great content or not, a real domain name is most likely going to do better in the long run, maybe you can get traffic to a siterubix domain? I won't say that's not possible, but what site would you rather go to yourself?

mywebsite.com or siterubix.com Your website is your brand and the first thing that customers will see and make a mental impression of. Like the old saying, "First Impressions are lastiing"

Make a good first impression!
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