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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Hello, I chose books as a niche and I don't know what type of keywords I have to search, people research books with their names and they won't write the word "book" I'm really stuck at this point please if you have any idea I hope you reply to me, also Kyle hope you give me a hand in this.
Hello has anyone had a problem getting to the setup page for All In One SEO. When I click on plugins and go to SEO setting it carries me to the AIOSEO site and it shows me how to set up with the Pro membership. Can someone tell me how to get to the page in the video to set up my SEO.
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Gwenyth Premium
Hi Kyle,
Unfortunately, at the moment, I am at a total standstill as I can't find this window on the WA site to enable to move on.
I have sent 2 other requests but haven't received a reply, also posted to the wider community and no reply. Perhaps the question is too silly, or just with Christmas everybody is too busy.
jghwebbrand Premium
WA has gone thru a face change. So no everything you saw on the left side of the screen which was the menu is now on the top in a horizontal menu. The exact page you show in your image does not exist in that format anymore. what it looks like the the new "home" tab in the horizontal menu.

I attached a screen shot showing what some of the horizontal menus items display.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you had 2 replies earlier on. Look further down this page. The platform has been upgraded, it doesn't look like that any more. Everything that was on the left hand side, is now across the top of the screen.
Gwenyth Premium
Thank you SO much, when I went into Research Jaazy didn't seem to give the options for Premium that was on the training session. Now I know am on the right page I will keep playing around with it.
Gwenyth Premium
Thank you, I think I have worked it out.
jghwebbrand Premium
Kennskonsept Premium
Hi guys, I feel stuck on this content creation. I'm confused as it requires me to narrow my Niche to a product that I have an EXPERIENCE in and write on it.
As a nurse, I can talk about disease condition and their management, how then can a niche be carved out from this and how can this yield money by affiliating with say Amazon since it's about health education and healthful living?
JoeRebisz Premium
It doesn't need to be narrowed down to a product you like. Your niche is something you have an interest in or passion about. Or maybe even a hobby of yours. Amazon definitely isn't the only affiliate program out there. There could be products you can promote for certain diseases or management thereof.
wdeal11 Premium
You can just start writing about your passion and monetize it later you can find many ways to make money after you get your site indexed
jghwebbrand Premium
Amazon may carry related books or videos. Since you are so familiar with the subject you could write your own ebook and charge for it. It could be posted on your website or Amazon or another Affiliate program that manages book affiliate programs. You could type a related phrase in Amazon and see what comes up. I saw healthy living gifts, cookbooks and cookware.

Hope that gives you some ideas.
JoeRebisz Premium
Good call guys :)
wdeal11 Premium
Thank You
JoeRebisz Premium
You're quite welcome :)
Cmuller83 Premium
Hi, what about reviews on medical books available on the likes of Amazon and using affiliate links?
JillianGV924 Premium
there's books/vitamins/natural herbs and supplements that maybe you can promote through amazon regarding disease condition management .
Kennskonsept Premium
I'm finding it difficult to get a niche.
I'm a registered Nurse and I've lived and worked as a nurse, I'm feeling a niche in Health would be good but I don't know how to go about it.
Asides my profession I enjoy music but I don't know much about music so getting a niche is difficult for me.
Finally, I was into women fashion (clothes, handbags and shoes) years back in a traditional method.
I really need a suggestion of which aspect of these that can make a good niche.
Cyndes Premium
They all could be great niches. Health is an industry, you could focus on one thing, something you saw often as a nurse and that you want to educate people about.

As a premium member, you can build up to 10 websites. So you can start with one and earn money from it and then build another one in the next year if you want to diversify and stay motivated.
jghwebbrand Premium
There would be lot of niches for sure related to nursing. I have even seen websites dedicated to comfortable shoes.

Some of the questions you can ask yourself to identify what you are really passionate about are:
As a nurse, I wish I could have done more to help or teach people about ________________.
If people would only do __________ it would make so much difference in their lives. Here's how I can help now.
Kennskonsept Premium
Thanks so much
Kennskonsept Premium
Thanks, I learnt something
IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, if you're having trouble finding your niche, you could read this short post from Kyle's blog to understand how to find your niche (target audience) I hope this helps,

paulash177 Premium
Something you are passionate about, that can go on for a long time is what is advisable for a niche. So think of one