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. If you go to the Home button (your dashboard), you will be offered all sorts of things, including a "Getting Started" module where you can set-up your account.


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!

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! :)

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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As an architect-interior designer, were looking at Home accessories and finishes, indoor recreation, home automation & security, AV solutions, Home gym, Techie Gadgets.

As a musician, im looking at musical instruments, music accessories and apps and audio equipment.

We have several interest that we want to pursue, Is it okay to have so many niches to start with or is it better to focus on one or two?
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lucbizz Premium
It is best to start just with one, you can keep the other one for later.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should only have one niche on a website, otherwise, Google won't see you as an authority on your subject. And your visitors won't understand what your website is about.

If I visit your site to read about home security, I don't want to see articles about musical instruments.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are wanting a niche a website so that you do not confuse your readers or google . And my be focusing on one niche at a time, as it take a lot of time and effort setting it up correctly.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Start with 1 Edd, the one you find most interesting. Here's how: Let me know if you have any questions!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Just focus on one at a time
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olpett Premium
Sorry, I have more questions to ask:
- I choose a headscarves niche, can I change it to scarfes or it will be too broad?
- if the answer yes for question N1 then can I change the website name/domain name?

Thank you so much for your opinion/advice.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, in the beginning you would want concentrate on a sub category niche. Once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale. However yes you can call then scarfs

See example below

. If siterubix subdomain, and URL needing change, you can delete and start again, however I'd save any work I created in site content. If a dot com URL and I made a mistake I would then need purchase a new domain.

It editing title, then settings > general edit and save changes.
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Elijah88 Premium Plus
I think the more specific the niche the better. This is especially helpful when you are first starting out. As time goes along and you see more success, then you can venture out and expand your site's horizons.

You could change the name, I think. Also, you could consider doing headscarves that are of esteemed brand and serve immense value to your customers.

I hope this helps. I am happy to help anytime.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Olga I am Lula
I always follow my passion what drives me out every day if that is what you chose and write plenty posts then from me wishing you well success and a terrific day.
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olpett Premium
AbieAJ - thank you so much for your explanation and advice. I really appreciate this.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Headscarves isn't to general.. although it might not bring in much per sale.

And your web domain can't change if you bought a domain.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Sorry but you can't change a domain name.
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olpett Premium
Domain did not buy yet. Maybe I should re-think about my niche considering above comment as it might not bring in much per sale.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Here's a post I wrote about good affiliate niches if you need some ideas:
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olpett Premium
OMG!!! Now I have far too many niches I would like to do. At least 4 of them. I will think today while we are going out for dinner and make final decision tonight. Thank you so much its very helpful.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
No problem!
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olpett Premium
Hello, everyone. I need your help. When I did Footer Bar Section 1 its not showing. Compare to Kyle's video he had Subfooter there is none in my menu only Footer Bar Section 1 and Footer Bar Section 2. Therefore I used Footer Bar Section 1 but I can not see it at the lower part of the website. Any help ? Thanks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you may want empty browsers cache refresh and try gain, try URL in a different browser or a mobile device, see if there's a difference.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Which theme are you using?
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olpett Premium
will try, I am usually using Firefox
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olpett Premium
headscarfs but now thinking to change to scarfs. Above I asked questions in re: of this
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GlennRivera Premium
I am leaning heavily towards the niche of fitness treadmills and I wanted to know what the others thought. The reason I ask is because good quality treadmills are heavy, take up around a third of the bedroom (although you can lift it up) and cost at least 1 - 4 thousand dollars. Not to mention that more people are returning to the gyms. The only reason I can see bypassing the gym is the fear of covid with everyone breathing out heavy.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Are there any fold up machines that would work for your audience you want to reach? You can use Jaaxy, the keyword too to see what the search levels are. But the Jaaxy training doesn't come until lesson 9 You will need to define your audience. You is it that you want to share fitness treadmills because that is a product. How do you want to help a group of people that would use a treadmill. What is the objective?

Here's an idea of how to narrow a niche down and come up with a group you want to help.
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GlennRivera Premium
I've thought of that and already come up with those objectives even before I joined. My only concern is most treadmills are big and heavy. but many of the manufacturers have made them to fold up.

I just want to know what people think of it as a niche and if it will work
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rickmooney Premium
i think treadmills could be an excellent niche . If that's something you're passionate about. you say "good " treadmills but if your niche is treadmills you will be writing about all treadmills. some big some small some cheap some expensive. i think if you do some research you'll find a lot to write about. it sounds like you're looking ahead to the money making aspect of this. If you follow the training and write about your niche i believe the money making aspect will work itself out when you get there. Best of luck to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes it will work . So your niche is your objectives and who you want to help. And your product is tread mills. So do you have a specific audience in mind you want to help? When you get lesson eight see what Jaaxy gives you for keywords. That will give you an insight as to your opportunity..
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you Rickmooney.

You know how I know so much about treadmills? Because I tried them all out at whatever public gyms I go to. That way, I can compare one with another and of course, I own my own so believe it or not, I have a lot to say about treadmills on my blogs/ads, rather than just putting out a bunch of boring specs

Right now, I am at the beginner level trying to figure a name for my website. I dont want to rush this because then, I'll have to live with it. Although setting up the website is quick process, finding a suitable name for it could take some time. Hopefully, something will come to me.

The other problem for me is trying to choose the right theme for it.

Thanks for your input!
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you. Yes, I am looking for people like myself who are not interested in the glory of running marathons. That is unhealthy but, TRAINING for marathons is good for you so I am looking for those who are looking for those people who are generally looking to get into proper condition, whether it be to prevent weight related diseases or just to improve their appearance. Believe me, running, combined with some toning exercises, works
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jghwebbrand Premium
So happy you have your audience defined.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I am watching the video on setting the website. There are some features I see that have been added in so I might have to slow down a bit in order to better understand what they are there for.

I was wondering; since we are all part of a forum, do we get to check out one another's website progress or is that not allowed?
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jghwebbrand Premium
You might want to check for names using namemesh.com Especially look in the SEO column for some ideas.

Things to consider when choosing a niche.
All are pretty much responsive. but not all have the same easy feature modification capability. Having a footer with multiple columns is very handy. So some themes offer a very at the top menu and a header menu. We like the free theme Astra because it is rated highly with GeneratePress in speed. You a reprobably aware that you can go to the theme developers website and see a demo of most themes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can only check out someone else's website if they provide you with their URL There is no central place to find everyone's website and check them out.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks, I'll do just that.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I cam up with a name. It seems a little crude but it seems to apply and I got a unique name
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific!
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi Mates:
I am looking for the 5 kW that meet the defined criteria of 30 searches and less than 100 competing sites.
I don't find so easily phrases that meet the criteria in my niche. So I have selected phrases with similar criteria, i.e. with less visitors and somewhat more competing sites. What is your opinion?
Thanks
Hector
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JoeRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi.
Gym
Male sexual health
Female sexual health
Anti aging
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JoeRebisz Premium
Ok, those are four separate niches. Let me see what I can find on just one of them.
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