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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MrGe Premium
Hi...I didn't like the original theme I chose. I had already done about me & privacy policy & published both. I then tried to change my theme, added about me & privacy policy but now when I visit my site its still the old theme but without any content.
If you could please advise or does it just take time to update? Thanks G
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merlynmac Premium
When you added the new theme did you activate it? The process is as follows:

1) Log into the back end of your website
2) Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New
3) Find and install the theme you want
4) Activate the theme

When you created the about me and privacy policy pages, I assume you made them as pages and not posts. As such they don't show up automatically. You need to go to the full URL (i.e. yourwebsite.com/privacy-policy) and/or add them to your menus.
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MrGe Premium
Hiya yes I had activated it, when I go into the back office it shows the new theme as active but when I go to my site, its the old one with no content.
About me was a post, PP was a page I found them both ticked & added them ahhhhhh as I write this the theme has now changed lol........must take time then to update itself.
Thanks though :)
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ChrystopherJ Premium
The theme change will be instant, but the WA Server Cache takes time to clear itself, as does your Browser Cache
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MrGe Premium
Thanks will remember that
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ChrystopherJ Premium
You’re welcome, you can also speed up the process by clearing the Server Cache yourself, followed by clearing your Browser Cache
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Hi everyone,
I performed researches on keywords related to my niche and was not impressed at all.
I found relatively every less traffic on the researches. and now I am in a doubt about my niche that should I continue with the same niche or change it.
Please help me out in this.
Thank you

Regards
Vishal
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JosephRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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Hiking and trekking Clothing
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JBSweeney Premium
I am about to write my about me page and I would like to know can this be done when I have no idea of what company's products I will be promoting.
At this stage, I know nothing about the company, their products, the companies policy, company profile, is it possible to write an about me page without this information?
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Carolyn010 Premium
Yes, JBSweeney! You're about me page is about how you feel, what you are all about, and what your passion is all about. When you get up in the morning what do you like? How do you feel? What are your dreams? For me, my passion is no longer working in a cubicle and for someone else (a w2 worker) I am all about freelancing so I am about taking people thru the journey of going from being an employee to at a freelancer (a 1099 worker) and what that entails down to the technology that you need for your new life, the comfy clothes that make you feel good while working as a Virtual Assistant, What type of bags, backpacks, briefcases are awesome when traveling and working at the same time because you are no longer confined to a desk in a building from 9 to 5 you can work where you want to, etc. So you will share with the world what makes you tick and along with the show and telling people how wealthy affiliate helps to change your life and when they go to a blog or build a website they will want to click on a link on your website to get the same change of life avenue and how you feel and what drives you will also drive you to what other affiliate products or services you are passionate about that correspond to what you do in life or what you love in life. That is what you're about you page is about and you can and probably will change what is on that page as you grow and develop and learn. I hope this helps!
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Brian208 Premium
Definitely yes. About page tells something about you. I know that there's a template that you can model in the site content. You check out the about page of other members to get some idea. Don't stress yourself with about page. The most important part of your site will be your posts to be indexed and ranked by Google. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Brian208, much appreciate your prompt reply and advice as I was stressing myself and it was keeping me at a standstill
Now onwards and upwards and thanks again..
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Carolyn010,
Many thanks for in-depth reply and very sound advice which I will implement going forward.
I would like to follow you if I may as I read from your blog a lot of emotion and feelings which pooped out to me as I read your reply.
Many thanks, bye for now.
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M6662 Premium
Thanks, but still not understood the Home Keywords (comma separated) section under Home page settings. is it a must that i have to populate something there or not??

And also, were i have multiple of things i will be offering but i can not list them in the Home description section due to limited space provision in this section, were do i put this.

please any one to as well advice
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merlynmac Premium
The keywords are just there to give a general topic such as babies, baby clothing, baby toys, etc.

As for your home description that should be what your site is about, not what you're selling (i.e., MySite.com provides reviews and recommendations for all things babies, etc.).
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M6662 Premium
well noted

thanks
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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Admin
(Author)
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
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Rayman45 Premium
@muzammil24. Hi. If you are trying to change the author (Admin), there is no way to change the name from Admin to your name..

The only way to fix this, I believe, add a new member. When you add the new member, you are adding yourself, so make sure that you select Admin instead of subscriber or contributor.

You can add a new member profile from the left menu towards the bottom where it says "Add New".

I hope this helps..

Have a blessed day..
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Brian208 Premium
I think there is a way to change admin to your name. Kyle has a tutorial on that. You should also have a Gravatar assigned to your name so that it will always appear in every post you create. Go to tutorial then type how to create Gravatar, you'll get clear answer from Kyle. Hope this helps.
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Rayman45 Premium
Thank you Brian208..
I'm not the one that was looking to change the admin name.
I already know how to.
I was trying to explain it to @muzammil24..

But thank you for helping.

I appreciate you..

Have a blessed day..
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