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! :)


==> 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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JimintheWeb Premium
So just invested a few hours mess'n around within Jaaxy. What a hot rod!
Here is one of the lowest QSR's I've found:
AVG 80 Traffic 14 QSR 8 with an SEO of 99
Think maybe I should go with it? Seems like a guranteed front page listing on Google. Only problem is that it is not gramatically correct, except for the "at". Could work though?
Yea, I ran Jaaxy with the "at" included & it dropped to
Avg 371 Traffic 64 QSR 111 with an SEO of 92
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Yet close to 300 more faces looking around. And better traffic too, if it ranks Google's front page.
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So any ideas?
No, I do not want to reveal what the keyword phrase is.
Anybody ever published a keyword phrase that was not 100% gramatically correct?
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Write articles both ways? Thought about it.
Gotta make a decission, though.
Any help &/or ideas greatly appreciated.
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rolltidejess Premium
If I was writing the article, I would choose the keyword that has the most searches to be my headline. If there is a way to incorporate the not so searched keyword into the article and it not sound like your spamming your article with SEO keywords, then I'd say go for it. The more you search and dig deep on those keywords, you'll probably find a lot that rank like your first one with low QSR and high SEO, especially if your niche isn't one that is widely focused on. Go with your gut!
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Ok, so as a live-in volunteer at a dog rescue I've decided that my niche should be the volunteer lifestyle, but I'm struggling to find the right name for my site.

I don't know whether to choose 'Volunteer Lifestyle', 'Volunteer Living', or something else.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Guess it's best to choose something that people might use as a search term if possible?
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Emma

I think your idea is awesome! Love it! Volunteer Lifestyle appeals to me. Have a look at what Jaaxy says

Looking forward to watching your success!

Blessings
Louise.
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michaelw777 Premium
I need more Information. For instance; if you are trying to get others to be a Volunteer? You might try: www.BeaVolunteer.com But, if you want to talk about being a Volunteer: you might try: www.TheVolunteerLife.com or www.HelpingOthers.com

As I said; I need more Information; please Inform?
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As I said in my question, my niche will be the volunteer lifestyle. For example, what it's like to be a volunteer, things to consider, how to find a place that requires voluteers, types of volunteering you can do, what you need, how to survive as a volunteer, and anything else you can think of that relates to life as a volunteer.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi all, I struggle a bit with site content, I had quite a few times that I had a flashing screen, no possibility to too chose cancel or add by example because the light keeps flashing. Any idea why this is?

Also I added some images too try out on about me page. I can see the images in site content but on my web page it says no image for some reason?

Any body able to help me with this please. Ps I feel like a real dummy lol, I have been spending so much time on this lesson already and it is still far from perfect but I am sure this happens over time, I suppose practice make perfect ;)
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JimintheWeb Premium
Take a look @ what I just submitted to you below.
Could help.
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Just keep @ it, Jude.
Even set up for yourself a "practice" website. Then do the things your talking of here -do em till they work for you.
Then go to the real web site & go @ it.
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Jude81 Premium
thanks Jimmy I check it out!
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Jude, just following up on this one. I left you a PM regarding this as well :-)
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JimintheWeb Premium
What a powerful page for to market! WoW
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Suggestion?
"In just your first 9 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:" -what if there are in-front accessable links going back into each of these training pages / topics that are mentioned?
I mean what if someone like myself who takes loads of time away from WA (keeping their membership up-to-date, of course) & then gets back @ it, yet questions true aptitudes as being truly checked off & . . .
AnyHow, I'm going back to go & read'n through it all again. Need the refresher.
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Still WoW ! This one page is a hidden treasure trove unto its' self.
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Joezout Premium
I just joined and on my first lesson, very interesting and I look forward to our community, your all great folks. It will be a wonderful ride to share with on our journey's to success and happiness, but I gotta say I'm a happy fella now so I'm half way there.
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