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 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.

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. Have a look at the Premium Membership Offer


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Hi, I have found my first niche which is going to be skincare for acne and dark spots if that is okay? or would I have to pick either just acne or dark spots? Also if I was to make a website to do with just skincare in general would I be able to make several pages within the same website dedicated to different areas in skincare or is it best to have a one website per niche so have different websites for sensitive skin and another for acne?
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YvonneBray Premium
I like the idea of skin care products for acne and dark spots as a niche.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Skin care for acne could be targeted to a specific group of people for example skin care for teenage acne. This would narrow your competition a lot.

The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster.

Niche examples
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40. I help women over 50 lose weight with yoga, help new Moms find the most important baby gear to cope with their first year as a parent

Once your site gets established with traffic then you could expand it to include all age groups. And you can include other skin care as well without needing to create a new website.

Some sites created by WA people have more than 400 posts. You can do the same with skin care.

Kyle mentions in the training about an initial site on golf balls now that site covers shoes too and more
How To Expand Your niche later To find out questions people are asking about your niche you can use the following.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask

What a great niche idea! Here's to your success.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

However you can start with one subcategory and after completely exhausting it you may start with another subcategory. Otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites.
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Angell70 Premium
Yeah, as Yvonne said, skincare products dot com will be a great niche. and expand from there. go for it, my dear.
much much love&succees;
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what? I am just going to say here; keep your Niche as broad as possible; first; I have run into Members who say they run out of topics to post about. So, there is that. Next you will have a bigger audience; and be able to make more money.

Not only all that; but you will be able to help more Potential Customers. So, yes I suggest you keep your Niche Broad.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you clear your browser? Or try another browser to see if the same problem exists?

When you click on your profile image -> account settings -> subscription is your expiry date in the future.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say here; this is a bit out of left field. But, you might try updating whatever you can if you want to? Just try updating? And see what happens? Update whatever you can update.

Hope this helps and encourages? And if this is not enough? Sorry couldn't help more.
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Fcokpala Premium
Please I need help in the ALL IN ONE SEO, when I click the search appearance in the global settings the preview will show my site title - just another WordPress site and am still unable to update my home title and the meta description. Please can someone help because I know this can affect the search optimization of the website, thanks.
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feigner Premium
to change the tagline then go into settings from your site dashboard....you will see the site title and tagline...
the home title and description you can add a character or two after the tags ...then you able to delete them on mobile...
good luck
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Fcokpala Premium
Thanks I will try that.
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Fcokpala Premium
Thanks dear I got it now.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Title and tagline (just another WordPress), settings > general edit and save changes.
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feigner Premium
that's brilliant...
glad you are sorted
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michaelw777 Premium
Other Members please correct if wrong? But, from what I understand just recently. This situation Merits this. If I am wrong? Please correct?

Try Site Support and Live Chat. Just click on Help in the top menu; and ask them; if you want to? You can try both if you want to?

Other Members please correct if wrong for posting this? But, I just learned; in hosting situations. This is okay to post.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Derral Premium
Ok, Derral here , I have a question about the privacy policy and the affiliate disclosure. Somehow as I was typing my about me widget I was not in the correct block and as I was typing my about me post went in four different directions. Now I no longer have an privacy policy or an affiliate disclosure for my website. HELP......
Can anyone explain to me how that happened, and how I can fix it?


Derral
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I go look under Pages and locate pages. That's WordPress sites back office. About me is a post, so I look under Posts tab.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you can't fin your about me, affiliate disclosure and primary policy in WP back office -> posts -> all or pages -> all, you can always go to websites -> site content and find the template for content.
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DCheDChsham1 Premium
Hi folks. Dave here. Finally finished level one training and moving on to level two. It wasn't easy I must say but glad to be moving on. When you see how far you have to go it is hard to give yourself any credit. So thanks to everyone who has answered any of my questions, and get ready for more. Blessings and all the best to everyone.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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DCheDChsham1 Premium
Thank you.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Congratulations on completing level 1> There was a lot to learn. But so glad you finished and delighted to see you are moving on to Level 2.

We wish you much success and remember you can always ask questions.
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DCheDChsham1 Premium
Thank you. I will ask.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great! Here's to your success in Level 2.
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Thank you.
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