You have made some wonderful accomplishments in just your first 10 lessons of Bootcamp thus far! Kudos to you on your hard work. :)

You not only have set out on a journey to carve yourself out as an authority online, you have the underpinnings and structure set up for a long term and very successful business online.

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform and community that you can believe in and your income from WA alone, could drive you to a FULL TIME INCOME and far beyond. That is our ultimate goal with the Bootcamp training and that is exactly what you are going to accomplish if you give yourself time to achieve success.

That leads me to "what success looks" like online. I want to give you some true perspective before I leave you today.

What a LONG TERM Business Looks Like Online

There is an old Chinese proverb, and one that has always remained very close to me in my journey online, as well as when helping others build successful businesses online.

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."

In other words, if you want to know what success looks like and what the journey is like, then ask someone who has been there. I have been at this full time since 2002 and I think that I can offer you an incredible amount of insight into what the journey to success will like look.

But it is not just me, you have an incredible community of help and literally 100,000's of folks that "know the road ahead". We are truly a pay it forward community, and one where we all have each others best interests at heart.

I want to offer you some powerful insight here INTO the journey before we wrap things up in Phase 1 of Bootcamp here. I want to break the journey down into typical timeframes, based on consistent effort and work for you. When can YOU expect to achieve certain goals and success?

Here is how your journey could look, a realistic journey.

MONTH 1: Accomplishments

  • Website Set Up
  • SEO Set-up
  • Initial Framework of Content
  • Indexed in Google, Bing, Yahoo
  • You have 5-10 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: A few sales, just getting your business foundation started

MONTH 3: Accomplishments

  • Content Starting to Get Ranked
  • Experience Some Big Breakthroughs in Search
  • Have Made Your First Sale or Two
  • Traffic is Cumulatively Starting to Grow
  • Search Engines are starting to give your site "authority"
  • You have 30-60 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $0-$500 per month

**Note: It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online, if I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting "instant" success in business.

MONTH 6: Accomplishments

  • Traffic is starting to flow, ideally 100 uniques per day
  • Sales start to increase with consistency, several per week
  • You are truly starting to gain some expertise and brand
  • Bing/Yahoo start indexing your site at a higher rate
  • Engagement on your site starts to increase
  • You have 60-100 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $500-$3,000 per month


  • Traffic is really starting ramp up. You can expect 500+ uniques per day
  • Google is granting your site with some serious authority
  • Companies and other blogger start to reach out and connect with you
  • Your are making WA sales and other affiliate sales daily
  • The Vegas Super Affiliate Conference is in your sites
  • You have 100-150 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $3,000-$10,000 per month


  • Your business is truly starting to thrive
  • You are definitely a noticeable force in the search engine world. Google ranks your new content with 24 hours of it being posted.
  • You are earning a full time income online
  • Vegas is yours, you have most definitely made it
  • You have 200-300 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$20,000 per moth


  • Your are a brand/authority in the industry
  • You have a full time+ business online, likely 6 figures plus annually
  • Google, Bing & Yahoo love you
  • You are taking earnings and spending it to drive your business through paid channels
  • You likely have made several hires, including writers, design help, and a virtual assistant
  • You made Vegas in the first 1-2 months of the year (with your sites on the 3,000 sales)
  • You are in a position to double your business annually
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$50,000 per month

But remember, you are building a business here. You get OUT of your business what you put INTO it. Ask any successful person what the fundamental reason why they are successful and others are not and they will usually say one of two things. Hard Work or Focus.

This is just the start of your brilliant journey into the online business world and through time, you are going to become an authority in this space. I feel it!

Benefits to Going Premium. They Are VAST.

If you have made it to this point, you already have the foundation of your business set-up and this is going to be instrumental to building out a long term and very successful business online.

There is A LOT left to learn and a lot of technology and tools that are really going to benefit you and your business moving forward and EVERYTHING you need to reach any level of success online is going to be included in the Premium membership.

It only takes a second to upgrade your membership and I promise you, if you like what you have seen up to this point, you are going to LOVE what is offered to you within Premium. There isn't a more comprehensive, technologically advanced platform in the Internet business industry than Wealthy Affiliate.

Not to mention that we are by FAR the most cost efficient, offering you a Premium membership for just over $1 per day if you go yearly (which is offered to you when you become a monthly member).

To move to Premium and unlock the next 6 Levels of Bootcamp, and get everything you need to operate your successful business (or MANY successful businesses), click the following link.

===> Click Here to Go Premium! <===

Ultimately you have do what makes sense to you. If you want to create a long term business online, the costs are very nominal to doing so. If you want stay on the Starter membership, that is up to you as well.

Double Down on Commissions.

The second that you go Premium, you are also going to get DOUBLE THE COMMISSIONS! Premium members get $23.50 recurring for monthly referrals and for yearly, you are going to get $235 recurring. A single sale, over time, can add up to several $1,000's and that is the beautiful part about recurring commissions.

As a Premium member you are also going to get affiliate credit for all domains that your referrals sale, as well as well a $1 credit for all referrals that end up setting their profile image/description up. These can add up and you can use them here for things like SiteDomains, SiteComments, SiteFeedback, or cash them out for real cash.

Next step, Phase 2 Training.

We are just getting rolling here. You have your website set-up, you have a solid base of content, and your knowledge and skillsets are progressing very quickly. This all happened within just ONE phase of the training, as you move through the subsequent phases of the training your are going to see your business truly take shape.

In the next Phase of training (Content, Keywords and Conversions: Phase 2), you are going to be learning the following topics:

By the time you are done Phase 2 training, you are going to be well versed in keyword research, building out high quality content, getting rankings in Google and other search engines (and for free) and how to build up a significant base of traffic on your website. Exciting stuff truly lies ahead!

When you are done taking a bit of a breather, you can move right into the next phase, ACCESS PHASE 2 HERE!

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SHAZ1963 Premium
Hi there, When I go into my Website, I do not see the Home Menu, all I see is Hello World!, is this a problem?
Also, am I allowed to mention and talk about "WA" on my about me post?, perhaps I am jumping the gun here?. The writing goal shows 93 words, but Kyle's example is definitely much more than 93 words, or is that the minimum one should have?
nathaniell Premium Plus
Every WordPress theme is different, so it's hard to advise on specific themes without having direct experience with that particular theme. That being said, there are a few basic strategies to follow for designing your website.

1. Learn about custom menus. You may have several menu "locations", and you'll see those options in the Menu area. Another thing people like to do (including myself), is to create Category Pages, so when someone clicks a menu item, it leads to a list of related posts. 2. Widgets control a lot! They're always in the sidebar, but you can sometimes add widgets to your header, footer, or blog posts too: 3. If you want to upload a logo (I recommend for cheap, professional logos), then you may have to find the theme documentation for a specific size requirement. You can look up your theme name in Google and contact the theme creator, or try to add a dummy logo first, and your theme may make a size recommendation.

Some themes are clever and allow you to resize/crop right WordPress, while others require that you resize your image before uploading.

4. If you add images to specific areas like sliders, headers, or something else, the #1 issue people face is image size. Make sure you upload a high quality image with the correct dimensions to the area you want to upload. At the same time, images that are too big can cause issues with slow loading of your page!

You may have to experiment with this a bit, and it's why I usually recommend to go super simple with your first theme.

5. You can choose to have your "blog roll" on your home page or a static page (like a welcome page, for example). Totally up to you. Both styles work. Lastly, it's totally fine to go over the target word count. I'd write as much as you feel comfortable about yourself on your website.
mick1976 Premium
You should talk about yourself in the About Me post. Also, you need to go into the back office of your Theme and delete "Hello World". Your Theme is probably new and you right now have a little bit of content. In the first exercises, Kyle shows you how to delete that phrase in your back office.
SHAZ1963 Premium
Noted and thank you Mick
It says here that i can build up to 2 websites as a starter member and i already have one website already and i'm trying to build another one. but i keep getting a "You have reached your siterubix hosting limit. Upgrade to Premium and unlock up to 10 siterubix domains and custom domains!." message when i click "build my website". Why cant i build a second website?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the rules changed in March. Anybody joining after that time can only have one free website.

To be honest, maintaining more than one site can be difficult and time consuming. You should focus all your time and energy on just one site.
tiscamanita Premium
I'm a bit confused here. If I sign up with WA, is it right I have a choice of setting up a niche website(s), and through them earning affiliate commission payments through the sales of items linked to my website paid to me by 'Amazon' for example, using the 'Online Entrepreneur Certification' training


Pushing membership of WA by various methods to earn sales commission (income) from WA only from when people join WA, that is yet to be explained to me through the Bootcamp training?

Have I grasped the crux of membership here?

Or can I do both, with the Bootcamp method in due course once earning, paying for my premium $49 per month membership of WA?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, that's right. You are currently in the Boot Camp training which teaches you how to build your website in the make money online niche and promoting WA. This is very competitive.

Or you can switch to the Online Entrepreneur course to build a site on a subject you are interested in and promote related products.

It is not recommended to do both courses at the same time, as you would need a separate website for each one, which is quite difficult to manage until you have grasped the process of maintaining them.
tiscamanita Premium
Still a bit confused... what is the difference between the two. as far as i read they both make money. the online entrepreneur you produce a online niche website with a subject you are knowledgeable about and earn money from say 'Amazon'.

If you are saying the bootcamp makes money online with a niche website, and promoting WA too is the promotion of WA the only difference?

Sorry to sound a bit stupid here!
DianeScorpio Premium
No questions are stupid! Yes, they both make money. The difference is, that the Boot Camp training only relates to the make money online niche. So, all the articles on your website will be about different making money programs. It takes a lot of research and unless you are genuinely interested in that subject, could be difficult to write about.
In the main, your commission would come from referring new members to WA.

Most people prefer go start with their own niche subject such as travel, music, gardening etc and earn commission from promoting related products.
nathaniell Premium Plus
That's pretty much it.

The main course inside Wealthy Affiliate is the Online Entrepreneur Certification course. That is the 5 phase (50 lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.

This is the course that most WA members do, and it's the one I recommend you start with. That way you can build a website about any topic you want!

Bootcamp is mainly for people who want to build a website in the "make money online" niche, and promote Wealthy Affiliate as one of their main affiliate program. This is a really good course too, but it focuses just on that one niche, and that one affiliate program.

Actually, if you finish the OEC course, I would recommend you do Bootcamp as well, since there's tons of great lessons in there about paid ads, branding, and other topics not featured in the OEC course, but I only recommend that you do it after you finish the main course.

That way you'll already be established in your niche, be more familiar with WordPress and affiliate marketing, and you can apply the bootcamp *principles* to your website as part of your growth strategy.

You don't have to do it though. Just if you have time! There's also lots of webinars from Jay and member-created training modules you could focus on as well once you're done with the main courses.
tiscamanita Premium
Thanks for your explanation. Grasped it now. Cheers!
tiscamanita Premium
Cheers for the explanation Nathaniell. Grasped the difference between the two now. Much appreciated!
I'm confused of this statement:

"The second that you go Premium, you are also going to get DOUBLE THE COMMISSIONS! Premium members get $23.50 recurring for monthly referrals and for yearly, you are going to get $175 recurring. A single sale, over time, can add up to several $1,000's and that is the beautiful part about recurring commissions.

As a Premium member you are also going to get affiliate credit for all domains that your referrals sale, as well as well a $1 credit for all referrals that end up setting their profile image/description up. These can add up and you can use them here for things like SiteDomains, SiteComments, SiteFeedback, or cash them out for real cash."

So how much do I get if I'm just a Starter member? can you clarify please?
lucbizz Premium
Starter Members earn $4 for special offer referrals, then $11.75 monthly and $117.50 yearly commissions.
Thanks for the quick reply. Appreciate it.
Was this offer for only premium member?
zydegeaux Premium
I am watching the set up all in one SEO video and what you have in the video is different from what I see on my settings page. This must be an update since your video was made but what do zi do with what I see. Here is what I see