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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ChristianAl2 Premium
Hi,

I'm a bit confused about choosing a niche and choosing products to promote within my niche.
If one of my passion is "sea stones" for instance, will I ever find profitable products to promote within this niche, or will I have to adapt to niches that are more fashionable or more valuable in terms of profit ?
( because it's true that the passion is important, but is also true that my aim is the ROI, so If I'll have to invest a lot of time and being not properly rewarded one day, I'd like work on other niches regardless of the passion )

I hope someone can assist me with my query

Thank you
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

It is more about being passionate vs profitable. Because then you can give value and original content what drives traffic to your site. If you go for the ROI, and for some reason you are not focused when the road gets tough you'd lose both ways IMO.

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get


Further info:

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

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

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners


When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below 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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JosephF4 Premium
I’m having the same problem . Did u get it figured out ?
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ChristianAl2 Premium
Thank you for your answer Abie...,however your answer is not exactly the answer to my question
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ChristianAl2 Premium
Hi, not yet, but i hope to get a proper answer soon...

If something positive comes up i'll let you know
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Apologies if not the answer you were looking for? However, If I do not enjoy my niche how would I excel at it. What strategies I have in my arsenal to help me focus when the road gets tough, it is about value vs proceeds, when you give your visitors value in the beginning, the money will follow.
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Successful00 Premium
Hi everyone I became a member about two weeks now and just beginning the lessons I am asked to comment on at least two goals of other people, but how do you get to other profiles? I really don't know what I am doing, but I am smiling about it. PLEASE HELP ME.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Just click on anyone's profile pic and then click view profile and it will show their goals and under that will be a box that says join discussion, click on that and enter your comments.
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countrylife Premium
Hey
I click below link and comment on two peoples goals
Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Congratulations on becoming a premium,

I can see you already filled up your money goals which are great and achievable by the way.

However for the task I would click on discussion below And comment on two peoples money goals

You can scroll down the page to read what others have commented however your content must be original written in your own words.

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
Glad to meet you. Congratulations on signing up to WA Premium membership.

The benefits you get with the Paid Premium are those needed to succeed. The resources include Level 2 - 5 Online Entrepreneur Training (weekly live webinars, guides and tips from the community members and so much more, hosting of 10 websites, unlimited usage of Jaaxy the keyword research tool needed to choose good ranking keywords for post titles, 24 x 7 support (community and Site Support) plus other things.

We see others have provided the training links.

We wish you much success in your online journey.
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Successful00 Premium
Thank you
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help me too i am stock
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jghwebbrand Premium
How are you stuck? How do you need help?
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I need help i need to finde niche and i do not now how
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jghwebbrand Premium
Have you started the Training?
Here's a link to help identify which lesson you may need help with.

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jghwebbrand Premium
Ok. Here are some things to help you choose a niche.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)


How To Find Your Passion If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about How to Become An Expert in Any Niche Why should you narrow your niche?
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 example
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40.

How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Let us know if you have more questions.
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jghwebbrand Premium
In case you missed my response.
Here are some things to help you choose a niche.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

How To Find Your Passion If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about How to Become An Expert in Any Niche How to narrow a niche down Why should you narrow your niche?
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 example
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40.


How To Expand Your niche later
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Successful00 Premium
Good morning did what you said as far as to click on the profile pic but it doesn't allow me to click on view profile a matter of fact I don't see anything that says view profile
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BrianPayne3 Premium
HI
Can anyone help me with this problem
I have set up a second website and following the lessons I am trying to set up the Site Title under the SEO menu
Under preview it shows the title but nothing under the
Site but it still showing 99 characters even i have written nothing

Its also given me 3 SEO notifications about site search blocked and other things I cant understand

Anybody can point me in the right direction
Thanks
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countrylife Premium
Hey
This may help Apologies but not understanding your question, are you referring to score, these are guidelines and they must replace quality content.
Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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feigner Premium
Hi Brian, congrats on setting up your second site...
if you goto settings>>general then you get access to your meta site title.....
and when you goto your all in one seo>>search appearance
you can add the +site title tag to the site title box...this means whenever you change the site title it is updates automatically on all of your meta data...
if you have set your home page to a static page then you will need to edit the home page seo settings to add hte meta data...

unless you can give us a screen shot of the other errors it is difficult ot try and diagnose them...

i hope you get it sorted
phil
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jghwebbrand Premium
The AIOSEO fields pre populate in a post or page.
You can remove the prepopulated title by placing cursor to right of it and hitting back key or delete key or on mobile hit any key. Fields will be blank then you need to enter content based on your post keyword phrase.
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roberthrouda Premium
so as i am going thru the process, the domain that you offer, The domain ending piece, that is free in starter and included in premium package if you decide to buy your own it is $15 per domain a year. so if i choose to buy premium is a year subscribtion or is it monthly. ONE more question if i can, my niche is quest products mainly the bars can i have the word quest in my domain name
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JoeRebisz Premium
The cost of the domain, if you purchase here is $13.99/year. The monthly fee for premium is $19 for the first month (discounted) then automatic recurring payments of $49/month after that, unless you join yearly which is $495/yr which is also a bargain. Yes, you can use the word quest in your domain name as long as it's not a brand name.
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roberthrouda Premium
ok it is yearly subscribtion just for my info now is the domain that wealthy affilates offer is that included cost in the premium packet $49.99 for each website and it cost me $13.95 a year if i buy my own like .com .net etc.
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JoeRebisz Premium
It's $13.99 if you buy your own, if you go premium yearly, you get credits to use to purchase on domain...........and better to purchase .com vs .net or .org
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roberthrouda Premium
sorry for all the questions so the one that wealthy affliates have us use for starter is just for the beginners who have first site
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JoeRebisz Premium
It is a free subdomain owned by WA to get you started. Once you have purchased your own domain, you can move all of your content from the free siterubix over to your new website with one click of a button, so easy. And don't apologize for asking questions, that's what we're here for :)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Starting out with a free siterubix subdomain, you can purchase your dot com at any time, however hosting is included in your premium subscription to the platform.

You can start building content on your siterubix subdomain, till you decide when to become a premium and can later transfer your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within your site manager; it is an easy process.

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

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join


More info in regards how to choose a domain name includes

You can use Namemesh dot com - look in SEO & MIX columns

You can also use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

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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I want to ask a question: if i have want to go search over the keyword competition for my niche research, shall i look set the country to my country that's INDIA and search according ..because ultimately i will be sending people to Amazon India Website ..
OR i can even look for US or any other Tier 1 countries and apply for amazon affiliate program to that country specific
Please let me know ..this is causing me a roadblock to my niche research.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, below tool would let you search by country.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

You may also sign up to Amazon US however you still have to satisfy sales quotas for each as they are independent.
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jghwebbrand Premium
The Amazon associates (affiliate) program gives you an opportunity to sign up for as many counties as you wish to be an affiliate.
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