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! :)

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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futureglenn Premium
I'm thinking I'd like my niche to be in mindfulness or meditation. I meditate regularly myself, but I'd like to help others find meditation programs that suit their needs.

So would my niche just simply be online meditation programs?

What about books instead of programs? Is that a viable niche?

I'm trying not to think too hard about the content I'd create around the subject... because I'm not an expert!
AbieAJ Premium Plus

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out

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

See example blog post below 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 meditation
Meditation Essentials for beginners, there's also exercises, sleep, anxiety, weight loss, experiences, etc.

Online meditation programs is what you would promote on your site vs a niche subject.

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.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
jghwebbrand Premium
Great niche idea!
Now if you can define the group of people you want to share mediation with that you be best. For example Mediation resources for beginners or something like that. You can refer both books and course.
futureglenn Premium
Alright, so how about...

A group of people looking for 'meditation journals'.

My niche would then be meditation journals?
JeannineC Premium
There are lots of things which could work for that niche. In addition to programs, you can do things like mats, journals, music (like flute music - very relaxing), essential oils, comfortable clothing to meditate in, etc. So yes, that niche could easily work.
michaelw777 Premium
You know what: I am just going to say; try to pick a Niche as Broad as possible. This is my suggestion.

That way; you would have a bigger audience. You would have more potential Customers. And you would be able to help more potential Customers.

So, I am just suggesting; have a Niche as broad as possible. Not only all that; but some Members have complained to me in the past; they run out of topics to make new posts about.

Hope this helps and encourages?
As a Premium Member, can I have other domains hosted by you that I would use to grow interest but are not an affiliate site/does not promote anything. Maybe I want a personal website (example) where I put up some pictures of family so other family members acrioss thre world can visit that website to find out what's happening about our family in America? In other words that type of website is not for making sales/money
AbieAJ Premium Plus

Yes as a premium you can host up to 10 sites (siterubix subdomain and premiums however totalling 10.

As a premium plus + up to 50 premium sites.

However the recommendation is always to focus on ONE niche site starting out.

You can do a personal one too :)
Yes I have several questions.
As a Premium Member, how many websites can I have?
Can I use domain Names I already purchased elsewhere?
Does my Premium membership include Web Hosting and where can I see that information? If it costs extra to host my websites, what is that cost and specifics?
JoeRebisz Premium
As a premium member, you get up to 10 websites, siterubix or .com combined. Yes, you can use domains you already have either by transferring them here or merely changing the DNS settings to point to WA for hosting. Hosting is included in the premium membership.
AbieAJ Premium Plus

Yes as a premium you can host up to 10 sites (siterubix subdomain and/or premiums however totalling 10.

As a premium plus + up to 50 premium sites.

Yes you can transfer a dot com / dot net and/or a dot org.

You may point other extensions to WA servers.


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.

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Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
jghwebbrand Premium
The following link provides a lot of info on the membership comparisons.
You can learn a lot more about wealthy affiliates package training, tools and support by checking out wealthyaffiliate.com
Hutcha21 Premium Plus
Yes it is and it only gets better. The people here are genuinely committed to our success. Questions are answered when you need them. Support is there even if you just need a lift or feel stuck. It is unlike any other opportunity I have experienced. And I mean that in the best possible way ;)

While I am here may I thank you for your contributions as a firefighter.

So enjoy! Very best wishes. I'll see you on the journey.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thank you Alexis, that's really an inspiring message.
jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with WA and what it means to you. We would agree this is a special platform here. This is why we have been here over 10 years.

May you continue to enjoy all of the resources here. And if you ever have questions, just ask.
David648 Premium
that was easier than i made it out to be , i really struggled with my niche. i hope i got it right . i spent a couple of days just trying to relate. i feel like i can do this i even though im still not there im closer than i have ever been before thanks all
AbieAJ Premium Plus

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
Angell70 Premium
Don't worry David, I'm completely sure you can do this. As I've done it, you can do it too, trust me! It is just so much I understand. Just take it easy, when you cant feel you cant do it, take a break then come back, you will do it. And you know why?
Because this IS FOR YOU, for your own benefit!
many blessings to you
jghwebbrand Premium
Congratulations on your progress. Glad you have decided on your niche. Your niche is central to this entire process. The content on your website is all about your niche.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. When you have questions, please ask.

Here's to your continued success.