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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CCaria02 Premium
I'm trying to set up my site up for search engines and when I access search appearance, after my site title and separator appears " Just another wordpress site" , I have deleted all the default posts, pages and comments on my page, and it appears none found on my page, but when I try to add to my site title, it adds to the just another wordpress site, how do I get rid of that?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you can go to settings > general settings, edit title and tagline and save changes. I would not delete the privacy policy page.

You can also to Appearance > Customize, tweak the look and feel of your site. That's WordPress sites back office.
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CCaria02 Premium
Hi, I deleted the privacy policy page already, I will try the settings and let you know, Thank you
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's goes in the trash can, unless you deleted it permanently however not to worry there's another one as a template in site content

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content/templates

If in trash can, you can restore it.
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CCaria02 Premium
Thank you, I was able to fix the problem with the header in general settings like you told me, I'll go back and see if I can restore the privacy policy settings
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I tried affiliate marketing about 10 years ago and tried a couple sites in "making money online" and "fitness" both because they were hot topics, but the competition was a bit much like AbieAJ says. So now I will be trying something a bit more along the lines of what I enjoy and actually know something about.

This last year has been tough for many, myself included. With no income coming in and bills past due, I am now more determined than ever to make Affiliate Marketing work.

Have a blessed day all.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Welcome to WA.

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Hi, you would be expected to write lots of content and so it is imperative that you choose something you are passionate about.

I want to help people with ____________________ ? Let us know if you are choosing a different niche or same and how we can help you further.

Best wishes.
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mcgrathann Premium
Hi! If at this point I know that I love Digital Marketing and the topic making money online makes me excited, then I have reached the decision to become an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate!!! My question is, at this point I have not completed the Online Entrepreneur lessons, but it seemed to me that the direction I am being pointed to is now to Affiliate Bootcamp.

Should I finish my Online Entrepreneur lessons first? And then get into the Affiliate bootcamp?

Thanks for your help!

Annie
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, yes we always recommend you doing you own niche first, as the Affiliate Bootcamp, ( make money online niche) is a lot harder and more competitive, you'd need write 300 to 400 articles just to be able scratch the surface.
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mcgrathann Premium
Thank you so much for the recommendation Abie, and for the article you shared. It was very helpful.

Thanks!
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Welcome to WA
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
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Angell70 Premium
Hi Sellot
@Apt1. such amazing words and truly an inspiration.
follow your heart, listen to your inside voice Sellot and everything it will be gonna reveal soon!
I am not saying to not take the training bcs the training is the core. BUT in the end, you have to LISTEN TO YOUR INSIDE HIGHER POWER.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
This is awesome, so beautiful thank you for your thoughts. Totally real.
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The best niche ever is the one you discover from inside of you. I mean that latent, hidden treasure the God almighty has kept in there even before you were born, but not the one generated for you online or anywhere. But this niche is inside of you, being there waiting for a day you will find it or come for it. This is your natural ability, your talent. As you know, every talent hidden or undiscovered is called latent. This is what you have to find in this business to thrive higher and successfully. Work hard for this and success coming to you like the sea that never knows dryness. Good luck.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Beautiful thanks for sharing your thoughts and it is true, it all comes from within. You have truly inspired us and we can't wait to see what else on your mind and in store for us. Hope you are having a great day. Thanks.
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sinap73 Premium
thanks for the great idea
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Mabrouk68dz Premium
Totally agree with you, bat it is not always the case for everyone.
someone need time to find out their hidden potential.
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