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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Hi Kyle

How exiting! I have my own website! Thank you!!

Just a question please - site name should have an apostrophy, but I can't use it in the URL. Is it okay if I use it in my site name, but it is not in the URL? I don't want people to enter my site, roll their eyes and say that I can't even spell because there is no apostrophy.

Thanks
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, I'm not Kyle, but I can answer your question with 100% certainty :)

You can't use an apostrophe in your URL. However, it's okay to use the name that contains one.

For example, one very successful guy in my niche (he's also a member of WA) has a site called I've Tried That and his URL is: https://ivetriedthat.com/

If you can come up with the name that does not contain the apostrophe, that would the best thing to do. But as you can see, everything works so it's really up to you.

Just remember, you can't use special characters in URL itself.
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That's great. Looking forward to having my own too
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is exciting to have your own website because it belongs to you. It is your personal property because it is registered and you pay for it.

We wish you success when you chose your domain name and build your website.
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You are definitely my hero of the day @IvanBroz!
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CrankyHank Premium
Hello Community -

Up to now, most if not all, make money online business props have been around attracting the 1st time buyer (to your site) & having them purchase. And yes that is the 1st step, but when it comes to "scaling up" your business \income - how do you do that?

Thought Exercise:
1) Need to always find new people - well that's good when the pool is big (which internet is) &only; need them to buy 1x - well that's a short term objective ignoring other approaches. Esp when soooo many good people are becoming unemployed.

2) Need to get the 1st sale - "Hello - I trust you sale" --but that's only the start -- how do you "build" a relationship of future trust?

Note: due to new online data privacy laws -- "cookie based" tracking will be retired. FB pixel will be obsolete - so think & develop a "relationship" with our clients so you don't need a ton of new clients, but rather you help our client community solve their problems with the insight, guidance & patience they are seeking in a "search engine" driven world. Sales are driven by depth not by width..

Please provide comments, thoughts to discuss & explore as a community - all the best pax.

Henry
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rcb-enterpri Premium
Well I don't mean to sound "cut throat" but since this type of work, affiliate marketing, depends on a consumer purchasing something, we will have to look for indicators of those people that are able to work from home and those still employed, who may still be able to travel to work.

We would have to find out what that type of consumer would like to buy. If you have looked at Amazon in the news lately, they have hired more people and are extremely busy!! Which means that there are people indeed who are still spending money freely!!
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DavidBoyd1 Premium
I agree people are spending but there a little more aware of what there spending there money on .
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OCreations Premium
Thank you very much for your advice!
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jghwebbrand Premium
In response to your second questions, trust is built on the content and advice you provide plus the dependability of the supplier of the product.

If you site addresses "everything about xxx" you can be come the "go to" site for people to return to.

If you search and shop online do you go to the same website for a specific product niche? If so why? Questions like this will help you to understand how visitors feel when they go to your site and why they return.

We wish you much success.
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I am a kind of man who enjoy sharing knowledge with other people, I think my niche could be something related to books, I have experience working as tutor, I can speak Portuguese, English, Spanish and a little bit of French. I have one question. Is there a niche about my preferences. I really love books and something related to tourism, but tourism right now is not a good idea, because we are face a global pandemic.
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Mikael7 you must be very smart reading all those books. It's impressive you speak all those languages. I also love travel and tourism although I've not gotten to travel much except to places I moved to. And not very exciting places either. I can relate to what you said as I'm also not sure what to choose for my niche.
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Elijah88 Premium
Perhaps you can try American students who love to study Portuguese (or any other foreign language).
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hi, I want to ask to fill my profile with SMART goal that I can achieve, what the average target I can achieve if I work 4 hour per day in the first and I'm a good learner and also I study computer science
Actually I want to achieve the financial freedom.
so can you help to set my goal please
with regards
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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.
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yes , I mean in the first month I will work 4 hors per day but sure it will be increased in the following months
so my question how the average target could be achieved?
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Elijah88 Premium
The sky is the limit!
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Elijah88 Premium
You are financial freedom. Whatever goal you set is within reach.
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Hello iam not done with this lesson yet I just got done looking @ the website set up? Anyone that can answer this I have my own domain so I can actually just use mine instead of the one given, or do I have to use the one given as well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, absolutely.

Is your own domain hosted at WA?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
If not, you have a choice either to transfer onto WA, or point.

To be able transfer, it has to be a .com / .net or .org Otherwise,

To update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1 . mywahosting . com (no spaces)
ns2 . mywahosting . com (no spaces)

These settings will be updated within your domain registrar (where you purchased your domain) after the transfer has taken place.
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Hi Christina! About what you asked, I was wondering the same thing myself. But I don't have my own domain as of yet, however, I built several pages of an easy build free website using one of those free sitebuilders but not here on wealthyaffiliate. I'm wondering if I need to start all over again.
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Elijah88 Premium
Even though you can always fix your pages, I think the earlier you fix mistakes the better. Asking questions definitely helps. Try getting those pages on Wealthy Affiliate. If you can't, I would start from scratch and perhaps follow some of the previous outline if necessary. I hope this helps!
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