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 Kyle directly here.

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.

I also encourage you to take a second and jump into a live chat, even if it is just to say "hello". We are a warm, welcoming and vivacious community here at WA and it is always a good idea to connect with others in the early stages.

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. Read Our Story, and Learn About the Premium Membership Offer


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Hello, This is Owen Welvaert I'm from bettendorf Iowa. I am new to the community, I want to make money but I don't know where to start. I want to try stocks and some type of online business. I feel like that is where I can get the most out of, I just need some help on where to get started. please let me know through iMessage or email hope to hear from you soon, Thank you-Owen
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may like to review below resource You ought to discuss an aspect of a niche to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

For example
Stock trading for beginners.

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.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA.

Since you are referencing stock, we assume your are in lesson 3. Following the training step by step is key.

As for stock, who is it that you wish to help and how? Why do you want to help them? The more you know about your niche the easier it is to help others and write helpful content.

So to answer Kyles question: I want to help beginners learn how to trade in the stock market.

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.
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Ezbeat Premium
I am still just getting started off, but I do have a couple of questions, that may or may not get answered later on but just to get a bigger picture.

Is there a limited amount of niche one should, and can choose from? Like for example, if I make a website, is it possible for me to have another selection for an entirely different niche? (Like for example the website advertises both art and planting) Would that make the website seem to crowded or is it not the best idea?



Also, once I learn how to create the website, and learn how to get customers or clicks, which I’m sure is a process and takes patience, is it an option to have more than one website if you maybe have more than 1 niche?

Any advice is very much appreciated!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

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.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are free to choose any niche you are passionate about. But it is only one niche for a website. The best niche is one that you are passionate about, know something about and have experience with. Knowledge and experience cuts down on research needed and gains trust easer. But the most notable factor to consider is passion. visitors and search engines alike expect to find help with just one niche idea on a site.

Yes, you can have more than one website if you choose to become a Paid Premium member. In fact you can have 10 websites with the Premium membership.

Glad you are asking questions. That is the best way to learn because you are actively involved.

We wish you well as you continue here.
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I haven't chose my niche yet because my interest is too broad. I am very interested in products for seniors like... products for hormones, bifocal sunglasses, makeup for senior ladies and senior exercise, even products for women with thin, fine hair. How do I choose? I think the hair thinning products and hormone products would be my top two. Are any of these doable?
Thanks so much
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Those are the products you would promote on your site vs a niche subject you would address to a qualified target audience (group of people)

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

A niche is a subject vs a product.

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.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Okay. So your have products here and it seems you want to help seniors. So let's say you choose hair thinning. You will be writing content to help seniors with a thinning hair problem. You will start out by wanting to help them understand why it happens and if there is something safe that can be done. There may be other solutions for thinning hair too. And you would want to include those.
So to answer Kyles question we could say.
I want to help seniors with thinning hair solve that problem.
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Thank you! What about hair loss for any age women? There are many products to help with that like shampoos and supplements, but there are also many products and technics that should never be used on thin/fine hair because it visually accentuates the problem. I have had to find products and technics for myself that help and even have learned what cuts work best. Many hairdressers do not know how to deal with thin, fine hair when styling. They have used the same technics and products on me that they use on everyone, even the same styles. I have walked out of salons so many times so frustrated and angry. I feel very passionate about getting the info and advice out there about the subject. Most hair dressers don't give any suggestions except hair loss shampoos. They make simple blunders like using a blow dryer on high when that is never recommended for thin, fine hair. Is this still too broad?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Awesome, and looks like you know lots about what you have chosen. To this effect I ask myself if I can produce lots of succinct original content worthy my visitors attention. And if so, I encourage you to got for it - however I would try to define more my target audience. Starting out the more focused your niche website is, the better chance it has to be successful.

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.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It may be hard to narrow it down more. So maybe you can group your thoughts (topics) and start with one and cover it well and then tackle the next one. The idea here is to be an authority with something so that people with that kind of problem will find all they need on your site and not have to search for another one.

It is so terrific to see the knowledge you have. What a great opportunity and people will be so grateful for the information you provide. When you have your dot com website, let me know because I would like to learn how I can keep my hair from thinning too. Thank you.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome!

Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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Youar e so very welcome.
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Am I on the right path?
All we can do is continue to acquire the necessary tools, skills and training that we need to become the "best us" that we can be. Seems reasonable enough to believe that we're all here seeking the same thing- a better life for ourselves- and that the search for that has ultimately led us all to the same place, right? WA!
What an ideal utopian community..........a place where everybody is helping everybody achieve!
Whoever you are, wherever you are, know this- you're so needed in this community. If you joined this morning or you joined in the beginning, it's all the same......we need you!
I really hope that this community is everything it sounds to be; a place where everybody is seeking to succeed and a place where everybody is helping other's to succeed.
In conclusion, I say, the value of each of us is hidden deep within our hearts. Be encouraged and be persistent at pursuing and achieving your goal's. Truly "hard work" has to pay off and "every seed planted" (in good soil that is) has to bring a harvest.
Have Faith in God and do yourself a favor, too........believe in yourself, you really are unique and are full of potential
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thank you for your notes; a great path, however is there anything we can help you with.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you here for your thoughts. Yes we are all seeking to be
successful online, help others with our chosen niche and i turn find those who trust our help and buy from our affiliate links.

The WA training, tools and support make it possible for us all to achieve. and we are each responsible to implement so we succeed.

We are so excited your are here and that you found WA.
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I'm also wondering why people would want to create their own website and try and get an Amazon affiliate account. Don't most people just go right to Amazon and order. That's what I do when I'm looking for a product, I go right to my Amazon account to the search bar to find what I want.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
They may do yes, however some people are looking to do research before purchasing items, they seek focused websites who have covered extensive research on the products they wish to purchase and make an informed decision. If yours stand out from the crowd and delivers, as a token of appreciation they click your link go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Some shoppers are like you because they know what they want. But there are many shoppers who want to learn about what is best for ?. And they want to get an inside view. There are others who have a problem and don't know what product will solve it much less which is the best to buy. Plus websites go into much more detail about a product. So that's why affiliate marketers choose a niche and really help people so they know what the products are. Sites also explain techniques and many other things that people are searching for.
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As you choose a niche for your website what will be important for you is to choose a niche that people nee help with and need help solving problems. The website you create will be more than a online store with products. In fact you will start by creating informational posts about your niche.

So what will be a great help to you is that you have a real passion for your niche. And the more you know about it the better you can help people who have questions. If you know how to solve problems related you your niche that is even better because guidance needs to be provided that is not found by just going to an online store.

We do hope this helps you to understand the need for niche websites to help people.
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Had wondered about the same but this answers the question.
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Great! .
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