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 16 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 16 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 Kyle directly here.

Carson and I (Kyle) help people all day, so 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 your 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 achievement 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.

I also encourage you to take a second and jump into a live chat, even if it is just to say "hello". We are a warm, welcoming and vivacious community here at WA and it is always a good idea to connect with others in the early stages.

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 on your profile (image, description, goals)
3. Read Our Story, and Learn About the Premium Membership Offer


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LindaMetz Premium
I have a niche and domain name, now trying to decide on a theme. Are all of the themes mobile friendly? Is there one better than another? I'd love some advice on picking a theme. The 30 second setup is taking a lot longer if I can't decide on one! Thx for suggestions.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, all WP themes you can choose using your your wordpress backoffice will be mobile friendly. The default WA uses for starter is GeneratePress, More options are found in the paid version. We like to use the Free version of ASTRA because it has many more options in the free version and it is not necessary to buy the pro version.. Yu can check it out online doing a google search
Astra Demo to see if you like it. It has so very many options, is fast and very popular.
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LindaMetz Premium
Hey, thanks so much, this is just the kind of info I was hoping for, much apprec!!! I'll definitely check out ASTRA. Thanks again.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I test it first before buying in, because that can be expensive.

You want to make sure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well coded, SEO optimised, flexible, adaptable and customisable

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You can also review below resource about other options I hope this helps.
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LindaMetz Premium
Excellent, hugely helpful, thanks so much!
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Umario251 Premium
Hi! I'm making autism my niche but more specifically gift ideas or products for autistic people. Should I focus on one set of products for example only noise cancelling headphones or should I show a range of products as gift ideas to review and blog about like weighted blankets and stim toys etc?
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jghwebbrand Premium
you will be writing posts for people to read on your website - so what kind of post content would your write? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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Umario251 Premium
Thanks for the advice, I was intending to have content for both purely information to raise awareness as well as products that could benefit autistic people either to buy themselves or for as gifts for autistic people they know. My only question is then is my niche gifts/products for autistic people or would it be autism awareness?
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Hello! I needed help understanding something. I have chosen to niche down my niche, which is clinical depression, and niche it down to clinical depression + treatment; i.e giving people effective treatment methods for clinical depression.

A quick Google search of "Clinical Depression + Treatment" showed me "11 natural depression treatments". If I am writing blog posts, could I, for example, make one blog post for each treatment (of course going in-depth, and making it my original content" as opposed to me writing ONE blog post saying "11 treatments to help your depression". Does that make sense?

Essentially what I am saying is if I make 1 post about "11 treatments" I feel I won't have a lot left to write about with regards to depression treatments, whereas if I were to make 1 post about one treatment method, I feel I'd have more to write about, and I could also go more in-depth on each one.
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By the way, I am aware there are more than just 11 treatment methods, but that was just an example.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
First you need see this resource
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, I would have a separate page for each treatment. So based on what you stated above that would be 11 posts. As you get deeper into writing your posts you may find more than one issue to deal with per treatment. So in that case your "pillar post" would be the first one and then you could link to another post on more questions related to the first treatment. But make your treatment post long and comprehensive.
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Thank you, this was a useful read! I am by no means an expert, but I have experience with clinical depression, having had it for years. With my posts I'll be sure to put a medical disclaimer.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome and thank you for clarifying.
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Thank you for this great advice!
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Katie2021 Premium
I am unable to get the original content of '-Just another WordPress site' out of the Meta Title section. It is counting as characters, but is greyed out so I cannot remove it. Is there a setting I need to change for this? I appreciate your help!

Best regards,
Katie
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Katie2021 Premium
NVM! I figured it out! Have to go to Settings<General<Remove the tag line<save changes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Tutorials If you are on mobile, adding one or two characters, then delete you are able to.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.

The SEO framework
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, and you're very welcome!
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ChefMark Premium Plus
When we find an affiliate product that we want to promote on our website or ad, do the affiliate companies have videos that are already made, or do you encourage us to make our own videos? For example, I want to start promoting and do ads on Chef Knives; if I find a great quality chef knife set that I want to promote, does the Chef Knife company have a pre-made video (like a commercial) or do I need to do my own viceo ?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may check with the individual program or you could also make your own content. I'd also check on the small print, their terms and conditions of affiliation. Each program is different.

You may also find material on YouTube that you can embed in your blog, however you will not be able to edit a YouTube video that's not yours.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's up to each individual affiliate program as to what they supply for marketing.

However, it would actually build up trust with your readers, if they were to see that you have genuine first-hand experience of the product. It's something that Google looks favorably on too.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Many times manufacturers do have videos they have made which you can use. You can also go to Youtube and see if you find something you like and you can always make you own.

As you choose your niche, make sure your have a targeted audience in mine that you w8ish to help because you will be writing helpful content for them. When you go to Youtube you will see :"share" then Embedded. yo0u use the code found in the Embedded tab.

Make sure you have informational posts on your site before add affiliate product links. A website needs to help before trying to sell. Help leads to trust and trust leads to sales.
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