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 2.3 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 4.75 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! Go to the dashboard and leave a question, or you can contact me directly here.

PS. Carson and I (Kyle) help people all day, don't be afraid to reach out to me even if it is to say "hi".

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 Training tab in the upper 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 "Continue 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. Here is video walking you through the process it. It is fairly straightforward and only requires a few steps.

 


Setting up your Wealthy Affiliate profile only includes three 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. 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.

You can also edit your profile at any time, by going directly to your profile page.

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!

One More Thing...

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! :)

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1. Watch the Walk-through Video of Wealthy Affiliate
2. Complete the Account Set-up Process on your profile (image, description, goals)
3. Have a look at the Premium Membership Offer


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My birthday tomorrow I want to have a nice one but of course I'm here to be my own boss as well but this ain't been any good days since covid so im asking if I upgrade or not could I make some good money just overnight could I make enough
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feigner Premium
happy birthday for tomorrow...
there is very little chance of making money overnight with this program it is more a marathon that a sprint...
unless you have a massive following who would also like to be their own boss....
so if you are looking for instant money then it is worth trying another avenue ...but keep going with this one as in the longer term it can pay out....and pay out with very little work on it in the later stages....but the initial stages you need ot work for free...investing time .....
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jghwebbrand Premium
Happy birthday one day early. We do hope you have a nice one.
In response to your question. no you cannot make money over night. Realistically you can expect it to take 6 months and commonly up to one year.

If you cannot afford $49 per month for the Paid Premium membership, do not upgrade but remain as a free starter member which has no time limit to it. Your free website will be available for 6 months.

As a Free starter member you have 10 free OEC training lessons and 10 free ABC.lessons. For the first 7 days you have access to the Paid Premium program. WHAT HAPPENS After 7 days? You will need to do all the work... using the search bar by clicking on the spyglass you will need to ask your questions in there to see if anyone else has asked them and how they solved them...
or use google to refine the searches...if you use
site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com [topic of question]
you will get all the results related to your question on this site but it will become more difficult but not impossible as others achieve success


Here is a link to compare the three membership ytpes.
wealthyaffiliate.com/join.

We wish you much success.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work

Also the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

However you could remain a starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months, gives you time to build content.

And happy birthday for tomorrow

In the first instance, and for the first seven days you can test drive platform full premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

WA is a learning platform to teach you how to build a progressive successful website for affiliate marketing.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp You also have access to Getting Started, the Affiliate Program and the Affiliate Platform classrooms, which can be accessed via link below:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/classrooms

A further list of free replay classes by Jay & Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications.

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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feigner Premium
so you are saying they can make good money overnight....
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I am go keep going forward with one and see what I can do about making some cash overnight and thank y'all all for the birthday wishes can't stop smiling but finna do more research and stuff thanks y'all
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Typo Phil thank you and well spotted. But in third paragraph it did say it can take 3 - 6 months. However that now has moved to the first paragraph.
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feigner Premium
your answer is too long ( overwhelming, almost a complete course rather than just an answer) for me to get that far...the first line stood out....
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feigner Premium
good luck with making the money....
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Angell70 Premium
Happy birthday 🎂, many blessings 🙏 and everything you wish to happen. 💥💥💥🥞🎁🎉🎊
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That may be but also starters do get all those, so might as well include them; so they feel there's plenty resources for them to explore. Appreciate your feedback.
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Hi. I truly hope you stay on track here. I understand financial difficulties I think we all do. This group of people will give you more value for your money then you will find anywhere else. I looked. That matters. If there's someone out there that takes your money and promised you that you can make money overnight, RUN. They will just be taking your money. The training and support here is part of the value, but you have to do it.

I do wish you a happy birthday and hope that you are able to enjoy it. And I also hope you remain here were you have a support group like none other and do the work
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It's been my experience that get money quick schemes just don't work. Anything that will make a livable income will make you work for it. However the beauty of this endeavor is that you can choose something you are passionate about and expose it to others and help them buy what they need to love it too.
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Yeah!
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dinukb Premium
When I take facts from other websites for my content, I find some important facts which are not general knowledge, but something found/ proven by research by someone. Do I have to give references for them, like where I extracted the facts? Or can I just write them in my words? Thank you
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You cannot copy and paste however all content must be original written in your own words. And yes you can read, reference and research other peoples work.
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Eartha Premium Plus
You can write in your own words and it's good to reference where you got the information.
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thank you for that answer, it is very informative
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dinukb Premium
thank you
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jghwebbrand Premium
When you find statistics which are impossible for you to performs, search engines do like you to give credit to your source. That is not a bad thing.
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dinukb Premium
thank you very much. Can i clarify a little more? Person A make a research paper and mention a fact. Person B takes that fact and write in their website article. Person B mention some references in his article but i dont know which references is related to the fact i am going to take.
Then can i mention person B as my reference?
Thank you
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Eartha Premium Plus
You're welcome. :)
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Hiya! I am having some difficulty with the menu too - don't feel alone or anything :) I am going to listen again also, since I'm pretty sure it's operator error lol. However, since I have decided I don't really like the theme anymore - can I change that now? (May have something to do with menu stuff?)
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leoemery Premium
You can change the theme anytime you want.

Here's a tip - create a test site a replica of your live site. Now you can play and test things and if stuff gets messed up it does not matter because its it's your test.

You can create a test site with a free site rubix domain.
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Ha! I just this minutecame here to ask if I could do that to test some things! Yay. Thankyou ;)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

What aspect of the menu are you having an issue with?

You can edit in Appearance > Menus

Themes as in Appearance > Themes and add new.

You can change themes anytime however you my lose out on some CSS, a bit of tweaking and you are done.

Kindly let us know so we are able to help you further
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; you could spend countess hours trying on your own; or just try this.

Click Help in the above menu; and ask Site Support. That is it. For sure; Site Support can help. Just ask Site Support.

If you want to try on your own? That is fine; but I highly suggest you don't save until you are sure everything is working right. I highly suggest you try Site Support.

For sure they can help. Just click Help in the above menu; and ask Site Support.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Thank you! Sorry it took awhile to answer! I appreciate all advice and encouragement! And I have tried Site Support (just once so far, but worked out great). Plus I tend to do my best work at night, and - impatient for a response - the answer was fast and I was able to move forward. So! Again - thanks.
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Hi! I wasn't able to see anything (visiting the site) after I saved changes, which is why I asked if it could be the theme holding me back. I am going to change
the theme - and I loved the idea about creating a new site to just try stuff!! I was just thinking if I could do that also!!!
Thank you all. I'm pretty excited - especially reaching people with the information!!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, like others have pointed out you can change your theme any time.

It may be helpful to do a search and demo a theme of interest before installing it.

After installing a new theme you will probably have to customize header, global settings and sidebars again.
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Lydya1 Premium
I need to do this nice tip.
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Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Thank you very much.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
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ola buenos dias mi nombre es abel magaña morales y me encuentro mui felis de que sean mi couch cada uno de los miembros de esta plataforma asi como mis compañeros que estoy seguro que no lo pensaran dos beses para echarme una mano ...muchas grasias atodos por ser parte de mi vida y de mi superacion mil gracias me asen sentir enfamilia acada paso que doy ....tengo una pregunta y una afirmacion yo no comprendo bien el ingles y los tutoriales me conplican unpoco para seguir abansando por mi conprencion ...abra alguna manera de escucharlos en español si alguien tubo el mismo problema le agradesco muchisimo que me lo aga saber como resolbio este problemita atodos muchas gracias deseo que triunfen entodo lo que emprendan y los animo aque nunca se den porbencidos les dejo estas palabras que ami mente yegan ....cada situacion de mi vida que no me an gustado tales como sentirme que e fracasado o que me rrobaron o solo me utilisaron y tantos metodos alosque les inberti tiempo dinero esfuerso asta elgrado de dejar de aser cosas con mi familia y tantas situaciones negatibas solo me da la seguridad de que si todo lo malo lo estoy esperimentando lo bueno estoy completamente seguro que ecsiste como una ley y que no se lo que tenga que pdeser lo que tenga que yorar o perder pero tengo que yegar del otro lado donde estoy felis contento de alegria rodeado de las personas exitosas disfrutando de mi libertad financiera y dando a todos mis seres queridos una mejor calidad de vida .......nada malo pasa en mi vida mientras siga adelante soy un ganador podre parar pero solo para retomar fuersas y seguir abansado todo para adelante nada para atras el pasado ai esta superado dandome la capasidad de que no aser y que si aser anque muchos me jusguen me critiquen y se lebanten calumnias de mi persona que bendra tristesas a mi mente y ami corason que no inpoprtaran poprque se que soy la perfeccion unico la obramaestra de dios yeno de amor con unpropisito el cual consumado es ...les amo lo siento porfabor perdonenme gracias por lo dibino
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

For the first seven days you can test drive platform full premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

WA is a learning platform to teach you how to build a progressive successful website for affiliate marketing.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp You also have access to Getting Started, the Affiliate Program and the Affiliate Platform classrooms, which can be accessed via link below:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/classrooms

A further list of free replay classes by Jay & Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications.

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi. Glad to meet you.
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ola buenos dias mi nombre es abel magaña morales y me encuentro mui felis de que sean mi couch cada uno de los miembros de esta plataforma asi como mis compañeros que estoy seguro que no lo pensaran dos beses para echarme una mano ...muchas grasias atodos por ser parte de mi vida y de mi superacion mil gracias me asen sentir enfamilia acada paso que doy ....tengo una pregunta y una afirmacion yo no comprendo bien el ingles y los tutoriales me conplican unpoco para seguir abansando por mi conprencion ...abra alguna manera de escucharlos en español si alguien tubo el mismo problema le agradesco muchisimo que me lo aga saber como resolbio este problemita atodos muchas gracias deseo que triunfen entodo lo que emprendan y los animo aque nunca se den porbencidos les dejo estas palabras que ami mente yegan ....cada situacion de mi vida que no me an gustado tales como sentirme que e fracasado o que me rrobaron o solo me utilisaron y tantos metodos alosque les inberti tiempo dinero esfuerso asta elgrado de dejar de aser cosas con mi familia y tantas situaciones negatibas solo me da la seguridad de que si todo lo malo lo estoy esperimentando lo bueno estoy completamente seguro que ecsiste como una ley y que no se lo que tenga que pdeser lo que tenga que yorar o perder pero tengo que yegar del otro lado donde estoy felis contento de alegria rodeado de las personas exitosas disfrutando de mi libertad financiera y dando a todos mis seres queridos una mejor calidad de vida .......nada malo pasa en mi vida mientras siga adelante soy un ganador podre parar pero solo para retomar fuersas y seguir abansado todo para adelante nada para atras el pasado ai esta superado dandome la capasidad de que no aser y que si aser anque muchos me jusguen me critiquen y se lebanten calumnias de mi persona que bendra tristesas a mi mente y ami corason que no inpoprtaran poprque se que soy la perfeccion unico la obramaestra de dios yeno de amor con unpropisito el cual consumado es ...les amo lo siento porfabor perdonenme gracias por lo dibino
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

WA es una plataforma de aprendizaje que nos enseña cómo construir un sitio progresivo y exitoso para el marketing de afiliados. Siga la capacitación y aplique lo que se enseña, todo se explica en las lecciones, marcando las listas de verificación en la parte inferior de las lecciones, las tareas que se le solicitan completar para configurar correctamente.

Los tutoriales están en inglés también lo son los videos.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
¿Cómo podemos ayudarlo hoy?
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