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 dashboare 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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Giulio08 Premium
This part has really blocked me. I meanIi am going to talk about health but i am not a doctor. i have been studying a hell of a lot and know many things that i want to share with people but i would rather use a Pen name. is it possible?
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Cyndes Premium
Yes, you can use a Pen name
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LovelaceR Premium
Great question. Yes. Like Cyndes said, you can use a pen name. The key is that you use a name that people can connect with. Good luck!
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Hi! Just wanted to create an account on Click Bank and when I entered the details at the profile after I clicked "save" this message came out:
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Do you have any idea why?

Same thing happened on TextBroker. I just don't understand why.
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Cyndes Premium
I know that ClickBank is not available everywhere in the world. I don't know why, but that's al I can give you right now.
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Many thanks!
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You're welcome!
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YaGirl Premium
Hi guys! Christina here and I just finished the "Choose A Niche" section. I have to admit I'm surprised that nothing was mentioned about high competition keywords. That said I'm somewhat stuck on choosing my niche. Here are a couple ideas I had:

I'm a huge nerd and I love Pokemon, but honestly I have no idea how I could even begin to make money from that niche. Honestly it's probably too broad, but things like merch is already pretty easy to find with google search - thoughts?

I also had the thought of trying for Shiba Inus - my guess there would be that I could potentially make money off of affiliate links to dog products for people who are intending to get a Shiba.

Thanks for your time and it's great to meet you all!
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AbieAJ Premium
A niche is something you are passionate about and would write 100 articles or so about it, could be a hobby, an interest perhaps. To put it in perspective, would you be writing about it in five years time.

Via Kyle:
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:
I want to help people that ______________.
Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

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

You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

For your choice of keywords, always do an incognito search on Google before settling on a keyword, to see who appears in the top 3 positions.

You can search Affiliate Programs via left sidebar
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs
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earlofpearl Premium
My best advise base on what I've read, you can do Dogs,. its a wide rages of stuff you can do there. More than Pokemon
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pcj101 Premium
Hi YaGirl!
Glad to see you are working on a niche! You are definitely on the right track by choosing things you love and/or are interested in; these things will take you farther than if you just picked something that is "popular." That way, you will never get tired of posting about your niche whether its popular or not.

Best wishes for a successful journey at WA!
Peter
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Shiba Inus, the Japanese dogs?

I can lay down some suggestions for you on that niche of Shibas!

Include videos of when they are puppies and timeline of that to adulthood.

Please include Japanese videos of Shiba Inus in movies.

Hatchiko!

A Tale of Mari and the 3 Puppies.

Dedicated songs for movie A Tale of Mari and the 3 puppies, Mari is Japanese for Mary.

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Regarding your niche of Pokemon, you can make $$$ from it, the games, the entire Pokemon Trading Card collecting is a huge franchise in and of itself.

https://www.unovarpg.com/ That is Pokemon Indigo Online, play in it and collect all the Pokemon.

Try finding out more about Pokemon, by watching this List of movies and playing this games on such and such gaming device platforms too.

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Hope this helps Christina!

~AJ
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YaGirl Premium
These are awesome suggestions, thanks so much! And yes, I hope to own a Shiba myself one day!!
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YaGirl Premium
Thank you! I'm gonna focus on Shiba Inus for now. Cheers!
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YaGirl Premium
Haha, you'd be surprised! But for now I am starting with Shiba Inus :) Thanks!
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Okay, chat with you soon.
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rjholsem1 Premium
video 11:26 minutes shows complete drop down of side bar list to edit or delete. mine does not. I added one item to the side bar, but the entire top line of options is duplicated under this. I tried to edit it 5 times. no luck. Also, cannot edit my website title line, which wraps in a field value too small to hold the size. there must be a an edit menu somewhere, but it does not appear on my screen. so I cannot folllow the steps in this video and cannot edit. how to edit?
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi, you can access your sidebar by going to Appearance > Widgets, you'd see a sidebar.

Check this tutorial To edit Title, you'd go to Appearance > Customize, then Site Identity and Edit from there.
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nathaniell Premium
@AbieAJ left some great tutorials for you, but you may also want to check this one out on Menus Each theme is different though, so keep that in mind. A theme Kyle is using may have a specific setup, and if you chose a different theme, your setup may vary slightly. That being said, the main ingredients of a blog are going to be the menu, sidebar widgets, and main content area.

Let us know if you have any more questions Robert!
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QP2020 Premium
I broke my website already. 1. My chosen theme doesn't apply to the homepage, 2. the homepage is stuck in static with the wrong theme, and 3. all fake posts I've made present on the sample page (bottom right on homepage for link). In short, the sample page looks is closer to what I am trying to make the homepage look like. Please help. Thank you
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Craig,

Have you tried to clear your browser's cache and cookies? Also, you can go to Websites > Site Details > Clear cache.
Maybe it is a cache issue.

If the problems are not fixed by clearing the browser and website cache, then I would suggest you send a ticket to Site Support:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
Please provide info with a screenshot so they can help resolve the problems better.

Hope things will be sorted out for you.

Ferra
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QP2020 Premium
Thank you Ferra. I will give that a shot!
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EmakAmelia Premium
You're welcome. I hope the problems will be resolved soon.
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QP2020 Premium
It's all on point now. Thanks again!
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EmakAmelia Premium
Glad to hear that. You're welcome!
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