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 16 years to do things differently. Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and during this 16 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, so 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 your 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 achievement 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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RAvant Premium Plus
The site builder page wont let me create my own site, it keeps taking me back to the design page I picked on the option menu colon plus and my site will not show up. I'm following the training video 100% and nothing is working, this has been hapening for 3 days now
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

It this persists reach out to support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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RAvant Premium Plus
I'm following everything and no matter what It won't let me create a site that shows my about me on the main page, I go to home, visit site and all it does is take me to the colon plus site that I used to build my website on. My about me page is complete but I cant get it to show on my site, it keeps linking me to the colon plus page and I cant fix it
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

An about me is typically a POST.

You need head to Appearance > Menus, create new and add items to it. If you made your post a page by mistake, you can always use the Post Type Switcher plugin

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silah77 Premium
When you go onto the Templates for example your About Me Page, click on Publish then on the Publication Settings, choose your website name then Click Page to publish. Your pages are your menus.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you "Publish" your About Me page. Unless it is published it can't be added to a menu.

When you go to WordPress backoffice it should show when hovering over "all pages and all posts".

Menu access is appearance -> Manus

Look at top for menu location
Create a new menu.

To find your pages or posts to add to the menu click on pages or posts on the left hand side. If not appear do "view all" or search for one. "Add" it to menu; then drag it in order you wish to see in the menu.

You are using a different theme than the training so your site may look a little different because you have a "home page"
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Seems too good to be true. I have so many ideas and would love to have any advice on how to organize my ideas so I create a successful blogging page. I see that there is an upgrade for unlimited help and support, I'm sure I will answer my own question by the time I finish the lessions but how much does it cost for the upgrade?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

It is a process, it starts with choosing a focused niche site, onward getting site ready for affiliate programs.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however 9totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Another reason is that if you made a mistake on a dot com domain, you won't be able to edit the URL, you'd have to purchase a new one.

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

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.

The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

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 yoga

You may like review below resource for more ideas

Yoga exercises for beginners

https://blog.feedspot.com/yoga_blogs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/yoga-affiliate-niche-research/

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. Your niche research which you'd fine in site content > templates:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

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.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-yoga-affiliate-programs/

Kindly let us know how you get along and if any further help is required.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Onward

Your site need be ready before you apply for affiliate programs

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts. You also would have to make 3 sales in your first 180 days.

Lucrative programs - 40 posts +

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

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.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

Hope this helps.
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If you apply the ideas you have, you will know if it will work for you. The way I see it is you never know if you don't try, right sometime sooner or later the idea has got to escape the head to work.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Helllo

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Well you’re in the right place. This training is straightforward and delivers. The course lessons walk you step by step in not only building out your website but creating content for it using all the tools and resources WA has available.

The free starter account is so you can see if the training is a good fit. Once you decide it is, going premium unlocks all the training

As you continue the training in the free starter account you’ll be shown your upgrade options and what you get with each. Premium is $49/mo and Premium Plus is $99/mo, both contain 100% of the core training, with Premium Plus just having some cool extras on top.
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Newydd105 Premium
2 ways I addressed this.

1. Follow the training step by step and things will start to fall into place. There'll be some do's and don'ts that will come to mind as you go along.

2. Put all your ideas down in a notebook. Review regularly. Often, I find once I have a product or service in mind, I can repurpose the blog ideas to help drive traffic to my point of sale.

Hope that helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
The cost to be a Paid Premium member is $19 the first month and $49 per month after that unless you choose to pay annually at $495 a year.

WA Memberships And Their Features
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JTeston Premium Plus
The cost to upgrade within your first 7 days is $19 and then $49 each month for Premium. The Premium Plus is $99 a month.

When researching to do my writing I use Googe Docs to organize. As I'm writing more ideas come to mind, this makes it easier for me to stay on topic within my blog posts.

Setting up your pages is explained in the training and you can always ask questions for help.
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Thank you so much for your tips!
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SPoulsen Premium
Hi again sorry to be a nuisance as I've already asked this question, and one of the members suggested to go back through the training to find the answer. I have done that, but wasn't covered on the video and because I'm still learning how to learn to use computers lol. What I need to know is how do you take the text that is on the title and description we need to fill in on the SEO. At the moment it has Just another WordPress Site. Hope this makes sense.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Tutorials If you are on mobile, adding one or two characters, then delete you are able to.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can change "just another website" by
WordPress Back Office -> Appearance -> settings -> general.
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Lettwill Premium
I cannot seem to add "About Me" and "Privacy Policy" to our menu. When going into Appearance and then menues we only have 'Home' and the 'Sample'listed although we have already published our 'About Me' and the 'Privacy Policy'. Im doing something wrong but cant seem to figure it out. I did change to our own domain midway thru and also added a theme, maybe I shouldnt have done that.. Hope someone can help us out here, Im Stuck..thanks a lot....
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JoeRebisz Premium
How did you try to publish them? Your 'about me' should be a post and your Privacy Policy should be a page.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If your About Me and Privacy Policy are already published,
Can you find them when you go to the WordPress Back Office and hover over pages and posts?

They should be there if they were "published."
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you find your About Me and Your Privacy policy, clear your browser the go to Appearance and menus when checking "page" or "post" in the dropdown on the left hand side you may need to select all or do a search to see them.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; do the Training; not only that; but for the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward. So, if you are having a problem? Try pausing and rewinding a few times; for the videos and see if that helps?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

First you need to go to Appearance > Menus, WordPress sites back office and create a new menu.

Once you do, then you start to add items to your menu. You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
To change your theme, here is what to do.

You may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Your content will be left intact, you may lose out on CSS styles and social media icons if that, however with a bit of tweaking and you are done.

We always recommend you leaving a back up theme, you may od with the Twenty TwentOne.

Hope this helps
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Furthermore, and for future reference

If you edited a document in site content and published it, future edits has to be done in WordPress. Site content and WordPress work independently.

I'd place my images in a document in site content and publish it to my site. it will be added to my WordPress media library. Then delete the “temporary image” doc in site content so that it does not get indexed as well.
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Lettwill Premium
Thanks, I will..
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michaelw777 Premium
Just do the Training and you will do fine. If you missed it the first time; just do it again and make sure to watch the videos. And with the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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