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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Sherlock101 Premium
At this stage I'm a little uncertain. As i understand it, I have two options open to me, of which I can choose one or the other or both, which is what I want to do. I have the option of building an affiliate business around my own niche and choice of product/s,
and/or building a business via the "boot camp"training, promoting the WA program as an affiliate. Now where I need guidance Kyle, is whether or not I should attempt both options at the same time.
I somehow feel it would be unwise to attempt both at once, but if you agree with me, which option would you suggest I tackle first. If it is left to me I would favor going with the niche model first.
I await your reply. Thank you
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jghwebbrand Premium
Read your blog.
You should do only ONE website at a time. We would recommend you choose your own niche to start with. "affiliate business around my own niche" as you put it.

Doing your own niche first gives you an opportunity to become an authority site. Writing relevant unique quality content will help you to achieve that.


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TRChancellor Premium
Hi Sherlock101, I'm new here and this has the possibility to be overwhelming. Your situation as well. Anything is possible I believe. It's all in how you do it. I think that you should do whatever your hearts desire...do all of them, keeping in mind that life is a process and take one step at a time.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, I would not suggest taking both options at once. The best idea would be to build your own niche site around your passion through Online Entrepreneur Certification to learn the basics first.

Later on, when you gather some experience with affiliate marketing, you can take Bootcamp lessons and build a site in the affiliate marketing niche.

That's what I've done and it worked well for me.
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Sherlock101 Premium
Thank you kindly my Dear for your contribution. I'm going to follow you and track your progress. All the best.
Kind Regards
Sherlock101
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Sherlock101 Premium
Thank you friend for your sound advice. You have confirmed what my gut was telling me. All the best for 2021 and Merry Christmas.
Sherlock101
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IvanBroz Premium
Sure thing :) All the best to you too and Merry Christmas!

Ivan
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Merry Christmas to everyone from singapore
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Merry Christmas
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JeanieM Premium
Hey all - I need some advice, please . . . I am trying to come up with my Niche . . . Would I be better off doing "60 is the new 40 for women" or "What Grandparenting looks like in 2021" (wording needs to be changed but those are the general ideas) I am 59, divorced, single mom of 3 daughters and grandmother of 5 and one on the way. I love being a grandmother. Its so much better than being a mom! LOL! Also, I am struggling with the whole turning 60 thing. How is that possible, when I'm not even what I want to be when I grow up! I feel much younger (I guess that's a good thing).

I've written some content for a blog I was hoping to start, with the title, "It's never to late to start over" but I didn't know how to turn that into a money maker.

SUGGESTIONS? I'm open to anything!!! A completely different road, even. Thank you!! I'm in Southern California so I'm going to bed soon, but will hope to see suggestions in the morning! Thanks so much!
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WilliamFW Premium
I like the grandparent thing; but, I would try to avoid putting a year to it. I would think you want it to be successful for many years to come.
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IvanBroz Premium
There's no right or wrong choice here. If you're passionate about both topics, and you clearly are, one of them should be your niche. All you have to do is decide on one of those two topics and like Unamaa said in his comment, put a whole year to it.

To help you get over with this dilemma, I would suggest you ask yourself this. Would I like to help people to be better grandparents or women in their 60es to feel younger? How can I help any of those two groups of people?

In any case, just make a quick decision, like ripping off a bandaid. Once you build a successful business in one of those two niches, you can easily invest extra time and money into a second one. So it's a win-win situation whichever the way you go :)

I hope this helps :)

Ivan
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Deisro Premium
Sure that is a good idea for her
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Lordsman Premium
I'm trying to set up my SEO. I get a launch wizard instead of the screens in the video. It asks a lot of different questions and never offers the check boxes we are supposed to do in the video of lesson 6. What do I do, or have I done wrong?
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jghwebbrand Premium
The launch wizard is from the plugin author itself. Even if you get the wizard, once you can get out of it, go back and check the contents in each tab to make sure it matches the training.
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Lordsman Premium
I'm trying to set up my SEO. I got a launch wizard and it doesn't look anything like the instruction video. I tried to do it and it just got more and more confusing. It wanted me to join Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and every social media available. I'm ok with that but the few simple boxes on the video were never offered. What do I do. I'm on lesson 6?
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feigner Premium
you can just click next down the bottonm of that screen and go onto the next one
aio has recentlty totally changed their interface and hopefully wa will put up a training on it soon...
just think of it as one of the multitude of changes you need to learn to deal with when working online....
good luck
phil
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks I give it a try.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi that's true a new layout, I would launch the wizard and set it up this way.

By time a newer training is in play.
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Ziggyonline Premium
Thanks for clarifying! Thought I was missing something ha
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Ziggyonline Premium
Thanks for asking this question! I was thinking the same too ha
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks for the comment Ziggy. As new kids on the block I guess we'll be in for a lot of surprises.
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Lordsman Premium
I sure hope so. Thanks for the reply.
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I literally had the same problem.
Yo guys let’s help each other
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What is the best affiliate site to use?
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have you had answer on the best affilliats sites im wondering myself
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Cyndes Premium
depends on your niche. The easiest one to get started is Clickbank
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WilliamFW Premium
I have an existing website where I have previously published an "About Us" page as an actual page.

I have no problem republishing that using SiteContent as a post. That makes sense from the standpoint of giving visitors a chance to comment on it. I will also make sure it mirrors the suggested format.

It will be a simple change to point my "About Us" menu item to the new post.

With regards to the suggested Privacy Policy template, is the SiteContent template GDPR compliant?

If we are hoping to attract visitors from around the world (including the EU) don't our pages need to be compliant with GDPR?
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