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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Rodje31 Premium
Hi kyle, yeah my question is regarding the website. Correct me if I'm wrong, what I understand is if I go through premium I can use ok make website about 50? And one more question. I made 1 website already and I registered it cause I prepared .COM. so if I make another website do I need to register again for the.COM and this for another purchase again? thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - actually, you can only have 10 domains hosted here as a premium member. The rules changed last year. Each site will need its own .com domain at a cost of $14 per year for each one.

Do be aware that a website requires constant maintenance, with new content added on a regular basis. As a beginner, it may be challenging to try and work on more than one website.
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Rodje31 Premium
Thank you Diane for the info. I'm sorry one more thing. with the website I made can I use this for 3 products? or for every product need one website? thanks again
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can promote as many products as you want on one website, providing they all relate to your chosen niche subject.

For example, if your site was about kitchen gadgets, I wouldn't expect to see gardening products or travel items etc.
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Rodje31 Premium
I'm still confused to understand the Niche. can you give me any advice? cause me and my wife were really IN with Healthy Lifestyle. The products that already on our list are supplements, and some appliance or gadget that's good for health, Can you consider to have a healthy lifestyle is to have as well a good environment or ambiance?
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Rodje31 Premium
and just incase can i edit the website i registered? thanks again
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - a niche is the subject of your website aimed at helping a target audience. As regards a health-related niche, it is one of the top 3 most competitive niches.

Therefore, you need to focus on a small aspect of it, to show that you are an authority on your subject. So, if you are interested in supplements, you could choose supplements to improve an immune system or supplements for pregnant women or supplements for vegans etc.

Remember, you will be expected to write a lot of original content about your niche, nothing copied and pasted. You are not just setting up a shop. You need to write articles to attract visitors to your website.

Take a look at my training to see if it helps.
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DianeScorpio Premium
You can edit the content within your website, but you can't change the .com name, if that is what you mean.
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Hey how are ya
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So my understanding is that my question allowance will end tomorrow. What happens then should I get stuck and not longer allowed to ask questions?

Also I am not sure of what to add for content on the website. yes I have an idea of what I will be doing ( kind of ! ) Still though I have no idea what I should add for website.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you will not be able to communicate with anyone on the platform. You can use the search feature at the top of the screen to try and find answers to any questions.

As regards your website, you need to write lots of informative articles about the niche subject that you have chosen.
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feigner Premium
this is where you will need to do all the work...
using the search bar by clicking on the spyglass you will need to ask your questions in there to see if anyone else has asked them and how they solved them...
or use google to refine the searches...
if you use
site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com [topic of question]
you will get all hte results related to your question on this site only....
it will become more difficult but not impossible as others achieve success without even using wa....
try and see if the series by dvalentine is available for you to follow ..if it is then it is worth gonig through to see the process....
i wish you well with your online journey
phil
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Thank you feigner for your suggestions. ;-}
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Ok Diane thank you so so much for your help. Greatly appreciated.
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I also wanted to ask this question. Thank you and good luck
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Ghenry2 Premium
If you had something to sell, what would you say to the person you want to sell the product to? That is what it is, you put it into writing in the same way.

You will have to do some research on line to learn about the product so you can describe the product when telling your friend about it.
The benefits most likely. And you invite him/ her to buy the product you are selling on line.

In terms of asking questions you will have to up grade to premium facilitate questions. Not sure if you can still do lesson one, if you can some of your questions would be answered there.
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rpurespirit Premium
Diane, for the ones that purchased the premium, is there a limit for questions?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no limit, you can ask as many questions as you want. You have full access to Site Support for technical questions and community members will help with other problems.
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hello
sorry for asking a lot.
if I upgrade my website to premium I am going to pay first 19$, then 49$/month?
In two months after training, I am able to earn money or I need more time to learn?
finally, in my country there is no paypal, is there another methods?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi,

This is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a successful website for affiliate marketing. You need to read all the information, watch all the videos and complete each task as you are requested to do so.

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and requires months of consistent work. You are building a genuine online business for your future.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work

Yes credit card.
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I have a website to feature my services yoga and hypnosis and it's honestly doing rather poorly. I've tried writing articles to get people to the page, but I really have no idea, even after checking google, what people would be wanting to know enough to search. Can I narrow my niche with these? Is something there worth blogging? Help? Thanks :)
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JoeRebisz Premium
Hi-how many articles do you have on your website and has it been indexed by Google yet?
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JoeRebisz Premium
You just started, it will time before you start seeing traffic, but it will need to be indexed and then ranked by Google before anyone will find it searching. Those are really two separate niches to be honest. You only want one niche per website. Concentrate on the one you feel you have the most knowledge on.
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Aparna155 Premium
Give Google at least 6 months to index your site, and then to start indexing and ranking your articles/posts. Then only will traffic come to your site. How else will anyone find your site, Tatrina?
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Nedia Premium
Hi, If you have just started with your website, It will be a good Idea to start getting traffic from WA site feedback like I am currently doing with mine. Organic traffic will need time, work and patience. You can read my blog on how I get traffic with WA site feedback below, to see how I am doing it. All the best

Nedi
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KBurris1 Premium
Are you using Jaaxy to research keyword rankings? That tool will give you an idea as to which words/ phrases are ranking better than others.

Do you have in person clients? Try starting a conversation (or do a survey) with a few people who fit into your target market. Listen to the key phrases they use to describe their yoga and/or hypnosis interests. Plug those phrases into jaaxy to see how they rank, choose the highest ranking keywords to build your content around.
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You'd think so, but apparently there is a woman not far from me who is doing hypno-yoga which was kinda what I was going for. The site's been up for a long while, but I just started figuring out what to do with it.
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Great idea! I have a few, but not enough because I'm having difficulty getting seen. THANKS!
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The site's been up for a long while, but I just started figuring out what to do with it.
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5 ways to make million

1. Stop obsessing about money

2. Start tracking how many people you help, even if in a very small way


3. Stop thinking about making a million dollars and start thinking about serving a million people

4. See making money as a way to make more things


5. Do one thing better

much love wes



number (6) will shock you click the link herehttps://bit.ly/2OwwrJN
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; this may upset you a little. But, if you are trying to promote The Wealthy Affiliate? Check your homepage; and check your stats. If you want to?

If you get the same information that I am getting; you may want to mention it to Kyle and Carson? I already have. And I am waiting to see what they do?

No Offense to anyone meant here; just trying to help The Wealthy Affiliate get better.
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I liked your way of thinking.. we actually should follow these
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What will I be expecting if I click on the link? :thinking:
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TDeMello1227 Premium Plus
That is great advice thanks.
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Wondering about the same thing :)
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