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The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most lucrative, recurring commission structure affiliate programs in the world. In this video I am going to be walking you through the various elements of the affiliate program and giving you an overview of the following sections.

  • Starter vs. Premium Membership Differences
  • The Lucrative Commission Structure
  • How to Get Your Affiliate Links
  • How to Set-up Your Affiliate Payment
  • Affiliate Stats and Management
  • Tracking Links
  • Automated (Autoresponder) Messages
  • View All of Your Referrals
  • Banners & Promotional Materials

This is a high level overview and there are many other training resources available that elaborate on these various sections within the affiliate program.

If you ever do have any questions about ANY aspect of the affiliate program moving forward, please do let me know in the comments below.

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JHamilton-S1 Premium
Kyle, it was staring me in the face and then I had an ahaaa moment. My niche is going to promote Wealthy Affiliates! Because i have searched for in depth traiing all over the internet, this totally makes sense. Already, i have tons of people I am thinking of as referrals. Awesome.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in this direction and of course if you are going to head that way, you want to head through the affiliate bootcamp. I really do look forward to working with you!
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I have been tumbling around for a number of years looking at various internet opportunities which often ended in pain and lack of results. This seems a to be my opportunity to follow a full template guided setup. I had a similar question to Ernst below about having multiple irons in the fire. His question was regards having both Niche sites and Affiliate sites running concurrently. That question was subsequently answered in the positive. Seems like a good plan to build a residual income using affiliate sites while also following the Niche path as it evolves.
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Kyle Premium
Well things are about to change now that you have found WA. Niche websites and affiliate websites are the EXACT same thing. All affiliate websites are niche websites, and on any niche website you can promote affiliate programs (but there are many ways to monetize your traffic outside of just affiliate programs).

I really do look forward to working with you and I know you are going to love your experience here Brendan. :)
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Sruffey Premium
If you are overwhelmed, just ask someone In the community. We are here to help, we are your new family. I am a beginner just like you, but I have a degree in web and graphic design. This is still the best platform to begin your journey that I have found and I have been buying stuff that hasn't worked until I discovered WA. I have came this far mostly on my dumb smart phone. " Never give up and never surrender ". This the best platform online.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, that is what we are all about here. I love your approach to business, those that quit...fail. Those that never give up are those that always create amazing success within the online world, or offline.
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jayccel Premium
Thanks Sruffey, you are welcomed site for newbs like me :)
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Ayazzie1 Premium
Boy, that was a fast trip. I see a ghost start at the top of the page, on a black background I clicked on it and it stated My Favorites, what are my favorites.
This morning I had problems returning to the last place I was before I took 15 min. breaks. Is there a button or tab to hold my place so I won't have to spend 3 to 6 min. looking for my page?
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Kyle Premium
If you click on the Training tab, you can see the history of the training that you are working through (if you don't want to use the bookmark platform).
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Ayazzie1 Premium
Thank you. Took me a long time to say thank you, I was away from my computer for longer than I wanted to be.
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DDarragh Premium
Really good overview!

How long is the cookie life? meaning once a person signs up for free how long are they yours if they upgrade?

What about contact with the referrals that are inactive or unresponsive to posts and messages on this platform?
And once they are members are their rules about outside contact?

onward n upward
captdennis
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Kyle Premium
We offer LIFETIME cookies, which is unique in the industry. So there is no end, if someone goes through your affiliate link and joins 5 years down the road, you are still going to get credit for the sale. ;)

Once you refer someone, they are your referral forever as well. Even if they join, cancel and resubscribe you will still get credit. :)
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DDarragh Premium
That is awesome and yes truly unique. The lifetime cookie!

Are there rules about outside contact?
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Kyle Premium
You can promote WA to anyone that you like. :)
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robertritter Premium
Permission to come aboard Captain! Great questions, all. Liked your profile. Will reach out on FB in a bit. You look like a true pro not only in all things internet, but in life. You have done a lot! I have done many things as well, but spent most of my time at the USPS as a Letter Carrier. Life's lessons are hard to learn, but stay with you. Good luck, looking forward to working with people like you in the future.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Powerful video, stay glued to it for the secret but not so secret affiliate power tools. The first program I joined to have both robust conversion tracking but also a CRM or customer retention manager built into the back office and please note that Kyle spells out the potential for offering your own incentive for upgraded memberships. I'm looking forward to putting these stats and tracking tools to good use and the conversion tools will help me fulfill my evil plan to rule the world!

Andy Zeus Anderson
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Kyle Premium
We have put a lot of thought, time and resources into our affiliate program. But we are definitely not stopping there as we have lots of exciting things to come!
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SusanFlowers Premium
Thank you for the walk through video it is very helpful. I’m very excited to get started on this Affiliate program. Thank you again Kyle & Carson for this great opportunity, and to my Wealthy Affiliate community for the support, kindness and help provided to me thus far. So looking forward to working from home and upgrading my lifestyle !!!
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Kyle Premium
Gladly Susan. I know you are going to love the affiliate program and all of the training you have here that will walk you through the various platforms and getting you creating your own sustainable and long term business online. Keep us updated with your progress moving forward!
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GTilton1 Premium
Thank you Kyle. It is abundantly obvious how hard you have worked over the years to make WA the amazing platform that it is. It is also wonderful to be able to have this available for the Low, low, cost of membership. I am going to promote the heck out of WA. I look forward to seeing any people taking advantage of this “incredible” opportunity. THANKS!
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Kyle Premium
We have certainly invested a great deal into the platform over the last (almost 13 years), but we always feel we are just getting started because we are always working to improve, evolve and innovate here within the platform. We have a busy schedule of releases as we move through the remainder of 2018 and into 2019, so lots to look forward to.

I look forward to working with you and if you need a hand with anything, please let us know and we will be m ore than happy to help you out.
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ksfleet Premium
I tried a program, 6 years ago, but it was really confusing and I was in the percentage that gave up on it. for a lot of different reasons, but one of them it was too much. In just the short period of time I have been on WA, I have learned way more, and I'm enjoying it! I do have more time, less stress, and less obstacles in my way now, and my motivation is out the roof!
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Ricargon Premium
Hi Kelly,

I too, like so many here, have had the same experience that you had. The most important thing to get out of your comment here is that you didn't quit. It's easier said than done, I know.

You and so many here have unique talents that they don't know about until they put them into action. A friend told me that knowledge is excellent to know, but acting on that knowledge is equal to success.

Yes, you will fail and fail a lot, but many fail to realize that from failure comes experience and knowledge. And again, from knowledge comes success.

Thanks for posting your inspiring comment, Kelly.

Be safe, and God bless

Rick
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JMerritt1 Premium
I just watched the video that comes with lesson 1 of the boot camp and the topic was promoting WA for fun and profit.m This was a really interesting lesson and i am happy that I will be promoting the program tom start out with. My only standing audience are my friends on Facebook but ironically I have two sites affiliated with Facebook that are empty and unproductive at this moment so I will use one of them to promote WA. As i am nearly totally handicapped with my knowledge of computer technology. i shall learn a lot through this simple exercise So away I go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kyle Premium
Don't worry, we were all green to this when we started out Joseph. You are going to gain and understanding as you move through the training and take action on that training. I really do look forward to working with you!
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rrmargroff Premium
The walk through was very thorough. It is much like another program which I had recently joined prior to joining WA. I see where there are many differences, but a lot of similarities. WA is better for it is a community and asks us for goals and it has the community of other affiliates to help work through any issues/questions. I am thinking that I mistakenly hit upon WA while trying to work in the other (e-mail processing) program. It asked me to log into Payspree and when I attempted to go to the website an error message popped up. I am glad it did, on the part that said no longer exists would I like to continue? I did...and it took me here. I am so happy I am here now!!! I am also very thankful that this program is laid out much better and look forward to utilizing all the tools here.
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Kyle Premium
Well you have to come to the right place, I know you are going to absolutely love your experience here. Keep us updated with your progress moving forward. ;)
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scottfreedom Premium
Walk through was pretty comprehensive and give a great look at what tools and opportunity that WA offers. I am sure there is a lot of compatition out there promoting WA but just from first impressions WA program itself has a lot to offer and I feel good about the chance to promote it. So many programs out there have such a high price point and I doubt they are that much better or should I say even as good as WA. I had one that you could spend as much as $5000 to be able to join.

This is the first time I have tried to enter this arena of affiliate marketing and an online business but have spent tons of time "watching" youtube videos of how you can make $1000 a day. :) I have done so much research whether to do drop shipping of affiliate marketing that I finally had to take that first step and just do it. I think I made the right decision coming here and now just have to get it done! Can't wait to get my first sale but also want to learn as much as I can so that this can really be a business and really prove to myself and all the naysayers around me that this is possible. I'm not setting unrealistic goals but $1000 a week would be pretty sweet.

Ok, enough and time to move on to the training! ;)

-Scott
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Kyle Premium
You are definitely in the right place Scott, you are going to learn how to PROPERLY build a business here at WA (and do so within any niche of your choice). All of the tools, training, resources, support/coaching, and networking are available to you every step of the way!
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I agree with you. WA is an amazing platform. I just started, and I have never seen anything like it. We can do this!
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Hi Kyle,

This is by far THE BEST affiliate program I've seen!

If a person is on the free service, (let's say for 3 weeks) and has 3 or 4 people sign up for WA, will they be able to communicate or send them a message?

I noticed I only have 1 day left for community support on the free service. When I first signed up I was not aware there were only 7 days this was offered. When I got around to setting my profile and started training etc. you can imagine my surprise when I was locked out.

I was happy you offered me an additional 7 days. Gave me a sense of urgency ;-).

I also know I'm an idiot not to just sign up for the premium service but I made a promise to my wife. That promise is that I will not spend a penny on a service that doesn't FIRST give me a return on my investment equal or greater than the amount I invest.

The price of the premium service is nothing compared to the potential earnings. I will be looking FORWARD to sending you my payment once the promise to my wife is fulfilled. :-D -ALLAN-
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Kyle Premium
You have communication for only the first 7 days, so within WA you wouldn't be able communicate with them as a Starter member. You would be able to leverage your automated messages though within your messages tab. It would make sense if you were getting this volume of referrals to be a premium member anyways, something to consider.

Something to consider, when someone joins as a Starter they have access to the community, expert coaching and support and even the ability to communicate directly with Carson and myself (the founders). If people want to sustain that, they can go premium which is a nominal fee for that level of support alone, not to mention everything else here, the training, live classes, research platforms, websites, and hosting platforms, ability to network with over 1.5 million fellow entrepreneurs...it goes on and on.

Great to have you here at WA Allan and thanks for your kind words. I know you are going to continue to love your stay here as you immerse yourself within the community.
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mbstory4 Premium
It appears that I can just add a banner anywhere on my site. I was thinking I had to build a new site and feature WA? Is it that simple? If so can I just start adding banners to my sites here and on other sites I may have it I choose to?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can add banners anywhere on your website. I would just be careful about overuse of banners.

And if you plan on promoting WA, I recommend you create a website that is dedicated to this and this niche.
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mbstory4 Premium
OK thanks good advice. I added a banner on pinterest on a board. What do you think of that. It seems out of place somehow but can be easily removed if needed.
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JamesHarvey1 Premium
Hello Hisservant,
Thanks for the reply. The WA community is a very caring , bunch
of people. I am always feeling the kindness when I read the replies.
At least I can report that the great help from every one keeps me
determined to stick with WA.
At some future point I believe the picture will become more in focus for me.
Thank you for the encouraging words.
James
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Kyle Premium
We definitely are, we are here to help you every step of the way. At any given time there are a lot of experts available to you here within the community, willing to give you a hand.
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JamesHarvey1 Premium
I was looking for online possibilities when I came upon Jay.
He made this seem like the place to be. So I signed up for the freebie
path. Within a few weeks I went to annual. I am still very impressed with WA.
My problem is getting serious about gaining knowledge of how a computer
is capable of doing many things.
James
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Kyle Premium
It definitely is the place to be if you are looking to create and grow a business online. Absolutely everything you need is here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you!
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JamesHarvey1 Premium
Hello Kyle.
Thank you for checking on me. Hopefully I have located a computer
tech that offered to teach me some things about using the computer. He is
a computer tech with office depot. I hope to see him sign up as a freebe
and then he will know what I am learning to do. Wishing for the best.
James
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good, I hope you can get that situation sorted!
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Hisservant Premium
Just keep trying and asking questions and before you know it everything will fall into place. I also have the need to improve on my computer skills. My confidence with the WA puts me at ease.
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Ricargon Premium
Great video and thorough explanation of what to expect as we start to promote this awesome platform. From reading the posts I can already see that these videos get updated as the technology changes, then the updates are made to the site.

If there is one thing that annoyed me the most when I was on a paid marketing site, was outdated or difficult to follow videos.

Everything here in WA so far has worked like a charm and has made things super easy for me to follow. Thanks, Kyle, I'm moving right along.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, we are constantly updating the training here and adding new training. You literally have access to 1,000's of training resources here, 100's of live classes, 100,000's of discussions and over a million+ people that you can network with.

Congrats on going Premium!
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Zowner Premium
If I am a Premium member and then get someone (let's say Debbie) to become a Trial member at first and she fills out a profile and description under my "cookies" or direction, and then later (maybe 6 months later) she (Debbie) goes premium, do I get paid for that?
Also, what if the Premium member (Debbie) that I originated or brought in signs up a bunch of Premium members, do I get a portion of her sales? Thanks so much. I want to go to Vegas!!
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littlemama Premium
Any free referrals you bring in, you will get the commissions on that member for lifetime as long as they are a Premium member. Even if they upgrade to Premium, cancel and come back later. That referral is yours for life.

The affiliate program here is not tiered so you only earn from the referrals you personally bring in.
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kdimeo Premium
Hello Zowner,
This is an excellent question. The WA affiliate program is not a tiered program; therefore, you do not earn anything from your referrals' referrals. You will earn a commission on any Premium members you bring in. You will earn that commission for as long as they remain Premium. You will earn a commission on any Premium member you sign up. It doesn't matter when they sign on. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Best of everything on your journey! Kathy
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I had thought about creating a website on photography but I'm stuck as to a specific niche within photography. Then I clicked on boot camp and just started to view the first video. I wonder if its recommended to just select boot camp or create the photography website. Is it better to just concentrate on one? I don't know anything about affiliate businesses and as for photography still learning. What are your suggestions? I'm on the starter membership.
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Shweta10mg Premium
I was in your place sometime back and at times I am overwhelmed because i only know my subject, yet we just need to jump into things to get the ropes and sails with the winds. Just jump in and take time as I am quite steadily taking it myself. when in doubt re watch videos re read the previous section to see what went 'missing'.
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QYTan Premium
I think as a starter you should focus on your niche first (photography). Follow step-by-step courses, take actions as instructed, ask questions whenever you need more information, and so on.
You can try to start a new niche, like Affiliate Bootcamp after that.
When? It depends on how is your activities during in Certification.
Let say at least 3 months, but it is tentative. You are the one who should consider about it.
In the short term, get ready to be a Premium Member if you find that this platform is useful and able to guide you build an online business with a proper way.

Hope all the best for you!

Gunawan
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Kerry3 Premium
Hi Anna,

I too much was struggling with picking and making my website for my niche and then saw the affiliate program. I feel this is a good starting point to gain the experience from and then later you can build a 100 other websites and promote other products if you wish.
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TC5 Premium
I a couple of questions, one about pricing and some about the website platform. First, I am interested in paying my yearly fee up-front rather than being charged $49 per month. How much is the yearly fee if I do it this way and How much will I save?

Regarding the website platform, is it WordPress-based? If so, can I tweak the CSS, install plugins, and do anything else I can do on a WP site?
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nathaniell Premium
For yearly, you need to go monthly first, then the option to go yearly will appear. Your first month will be $19 (deepest discount), then the option to pay yearly at $359 will appear. You'll be pro-rated whatever unused time from your first monthly payment. You can avoid any $49 cost that way :)

Yes, SiteRubix uses WordPress. With the Starter account there are some restrictions, but with Premium there's pretty much no restrictions in terms of customization. There are a few resource-heavy plugins you won't be able to use, though there are not many that fall under this category. I don't think there's an official list anywhere, but if you plan on buying a premium plugin, you can message SiteSupport to see if they actively ban it.

You won't have cPanel for editing your files, but you can access everything via FTP, and there are tutorials here on how to do that.
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Labman Premium
$359/ year. You will need to go Premium first before you can upgrade to annual. The $19 first month is actually a bigger discount than the annual (Annual works out to $29.91/month)

Yes it is WordPress based.
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not to mention if you are making money online with the WA program, the premiums technically become free so its a no brainer
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Caparicalisa Premium
Hi,

I have a question. I am based in Europe and can see that there is a 'co.uk' website for Britain, are there any other websites for individual countries in Europe? Is everything only available to English speakers or do you have websites in other languages? Many thanks in advance for your answer.
Lisa
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Kyle Premium
Yes, there are other country specific TLD's (Top Level Domains). They you work alright if you are targeting only people in the country, but I recommend if you're trying to target a global audience that you consider a .com domain.

A .co.uk domain is only going to reach people that are located in the UK. So by choosing a Country specific domain name, you can really cut out a massive audience (billions of potential customers).
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Heaven321 Premium
Hi... my one question is...Do you need to have 300 active Premium referrals at the close of the year or do you just need to open 300 referrals during the calendar year...i guess my question is if I sign up a premium referral that leaves after 4 months does that count for the 300?

Thank you..

Kevin
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Labman Premium
You need to have 300 people that sign up for Premium during the year. They do not have to be active at the end of the year.
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Heaven321 Premium
Thank you sir.
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Kerry3 Premium
Thanks for answering this as I was going to ask the same thing. That is good and very achievable.
Thanks for answering.
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amwoodard29 Premium
@Kyle - I want to tell you how much I appreciate seeing you actively interacting with everyone delving into this endeavor, it's a nice change of pace! For myself, this is an attempt to succeed in saving my life, and to learn how to help others that are in the same or similar situations as far as health issues go. This also is my attempt to succeed in teaching those same people to do the same, as well as teaching them the tools to become financially stable and more, as nobody that's facing mortality wants to leave their families with the massive burden of financial ruins. So, I should say you might get tired of me after awhile, bc I'm determined to make Wealthy Affiliate the tool of success, as I've spent way too much $ on scams left and right, so with my eagerness I'm definitely not shy in asking for help or guidance, lol, so I'm sorry in advance (maybe that's a better way of saying that). Thank you again for being such an active part of your business and in teaching others how to achieve their goals!
With abundant ❤
Amanda
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything and to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way. We built Wealthy Affiliate off the idea of helping others out, and we have not year from this very core concept in or 12 years in business. ;)

The audience that can benefit from the platform here at WA, is incredible. You certainly can take part in helping folks with in this given industry and I know that you can look inward at a lot of your experiences and offer unique perspective and help to those looking to create something more for themselves, and to create a sustainable long-term business online in absolutely any niche.

I really look forward to working with you and Amanda and please do keep us updated with your progress moving forward.
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Excellent video Kyle!
Learning should be an enjoyable experience and not full of "fluff"!

Very comprehensible and easy to follow instruction are key elements in enabling someone with no experience to duplicate another's work. Concise and consistent terminology are a couple more.
Being a "newbie" here at WA and having been through "the ringer of life"< I believe I can accomplish the goals I have set.

Enjoyed the Video and it is lucrative!
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Kyle Premium
We don't create fluff, we don't believe in teaching fluff, and we try to avoid it at every turn. I know that you are going to thoroughly enjoy your experience moving forward Terry and please do keep me updated with your progress. :)
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eosegueraf Premium
Another great, informative straight to the point video Kyle. Thank you so much. I have not had much time for WA lately due to other issues demanding immediate attention but I am keeping track of the Super Affiliate Program. Yesterday I got another domain that I will use to promote WA. I should have started Bootcamp before but I was just focused in the Certification Course.
No questions so far but they will probably appear as I progress and start creating my new website.
Thanks again.
Eugenio.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Eugenio, if you ever do have any questions at all as you move forward do let us know. :)
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rosieM Premium
Well, I CERTAINLY needed to watch this again! So much time has gone by; I see already just how much I have 'put on the back burner' so to speak.....yikes! Will spend some extra time now updating pre-written messages, etc. and checking out all the new variations/improvements to this section! It feels good being a 'newbie' again with a slight idea of where it's headed....
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Kyle Premium
As time goes by, we evolve and change drastically so it is good to catch up to some of these changes. Leveraging the Messages platform is definitely paramount to your success online. :)
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AlejandraB Premium
Very clear and easy to follow, this is the second time I watch this video, first time I watched it, I think I was so new to Wealthy Affiliate and to online business I didn't pay much attention to important points, today this video is more relevant to my work and online business.
Alejandra.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it makes a lot more sense when you have a good handle of the community, the platform and our overall ethos here at WA. :)
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Justice7 Premium
Good for all WA members that go to las vegas but with all due respect im not here to take trips im here to see if this is real im here to make an example out of myself so thats why im going to promote wealthy affiliate im the type of person that takes risks to spread the truth i keep it real so if somethin is not right then i will warn the masses and tell it how it is so now its just a matter of starting tobuild. What ever the outcome may be it will be shared among the masses loyalty goes to the loyal
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, your focus should be HELPING people and building a business. That is the focus of the training, the Vegas trip is just the side effect of doing so.

I look forward to working with you Eric and if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward, please let us know!
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Melmichelle Premium
Awesome video, I am excited to get started learning how to share Wealthy Affiliate! I have found Wealthy Affiliate to be extremely helpful in getting my website started. It is like online school and I want to make sure I can be a part of it and learn as much as I can.
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Kyle Premium
I really look forward to working wth you Melissa and congrats on going Premium!
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Print Premium
I was a Premium Member of WA but for some unknown reason I thought there was a better Affiliate Program, so I canceled my membership. As I looked for something better, I soon discovered how wrong my thinking was and renewed my membership. Trust me, WA is the beat Affiliate online.
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Kyle Premium
Sometimes it takes looking around to realize what you had John and I can assure you that we are only going to continue to get better as we move through 2018. :)
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Shweta10mg Premium
I have created a siterubix website for the affiliate marketing exclusively. What I want to know is if my domain name which I purchased Petrichoresis will be hidden from everyone or visible? Incase I decide to switch . For training I will keep it on site Rubix .
http://thecareerswitchover.siterubix.com/
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Kyle Premium
You can share your domain as you which. If you bought a domain, you will want to build out that website as your OWN domain is preferred in terms of ownership, branding and overall rankability.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Thankyou Kyle, so it means the website will have its own URL and the domain name can be concealed as a platform to host it up on, regardless of the fact it bears the name of my first created web site, right? Sorry I have a bad habit of merging two avenues of thought into one complicated question:)
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Kyle Premium
If you change the domain name from your original name, you will simply want to update your headline of your website to reflect that. So you don't need to keep the title as is you can update it.
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bbhugaloo Premium
It is important to go through Kyle's training videos and lessons. Each lesson forces the learner to take a few actions until at the end of the course he finds himself with an amazing website that earns money. So learners - go through all the courses to ensure your success.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, go through the training and take action on the tasks. That is going to get you creating a business online and as you move through the training your skillset will continue to advance.
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bbhugaloo Premium
Absolutely Kyle. I am echoing my own experience. I joined WA in 2015 but unfortunately had to suspend my premium membership to help my wife in her newly acquired restaurant business. So back to 2015, I went through the starters training (or part of it) and within 3 months i had set up 2 wordpress websites on the basis of the WA training, all without any coding. One very important thing I want to emphasize is that the WA training overcome not only technical challenges, but also psychological challenges of starting an online business; I am talking of the fear of starting a new venture, the procrastination, the perception that affiliate marketing is difficult, the lack of expert knowledge in marketing, social media issues, content creation. I also had hosting outright at WA and starting a wordpress is a breeze. I just had to plug in and create my websites. Once you gather the knowledge, and you have some good contents, images, videos ready, initial website creation can take just a day or two to be published. That said I am back at WA, active again because of my positive experience. I just wanted to share this.
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Suehila Premium
Thank you for sharing your experience. My family was in the restaurant business for most of my younger years. It's a lot of hard work. How is your wife's restaurant doing now?
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Arnie12 Premium
I have tried about 10 years ago to make money on line and spent quite a bit and lost a lot. This program looks to have great training showing YOU how to do it the other ones wanted you to pay for them to do it. Also I am more focused now as I have no choice so willing to work willing to learn.
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Labman Premium
Yes, the program here will help you to learn affiliate marketing. The Starter Program even has affiliate payouts. I haven't seen another program anywhere that does this for the free members.
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techhound Premium
Hey Kyle, great video on an overview for Wealthy Affiliate. I had put my WA efforts on the back burner for various reasons but want to get back to further developing my websites. I am going through the training again to fill in the gaps and hone my skills. I am looking forward to seeing what has changed and to make the necessary changes. Best Regards, Jim
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Kyle Premium
Well great to have you back Jim and if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward, please do let me know. :)
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MetaGame Premium
The further I go into this training the more I love it. The automation, tools, and tracking ability are just awesome! I have been a member of other training sites and none have been this thorough. Getting more and more excited about never giving up on the dream of working from home and earning a real income. See you all in Vegas baby!
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Kyle Premium
Wonderful to hear. You truly do have everything you need here to create, grow and scale your business to any level online. I look forward to working with you Gary and we definitely look forward to seeing you down in Vegas next year. I know that you are more than capable. :)
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RICKSWIZZLE Premium
I've been a member for a few months now and I just now decided to start the Bootcamp. While I haven't made any money with my website I really enjoy WA, and I believe in it. The walkthrough is very encouraging and I am excited to become an affiliate of wealthy affiliate!
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Kyle Premium
Treat your website like a business and it will become just that. Through time and as you build out your business in 2018 it will start to become an authority and you will start to see the fruits of your hard work.

Keep me up to date with your progress moving forward Ricky and let me know if you ever need a hand with anything at all. 2018 can and will be an incredibly bright one!
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RICKSWIZZLE Premium
Thanks for the encouragement Kyle. I will certainly keep you updated.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good!
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SteveRisley Premium
Wow, the walk through video is very motivating. Awesome program Kyle. I wish I had looked into this program earlier.
As you may know, I'm already a premium member so I have that working for me.
Well I guess it's never too late to get started so I'm on my way.
Thanks for showing me yet another way to make a living here at WA. Looking forward to joining you in Vegas. The trip sounds awesome.
Steve Risley
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed the walk-through and as you move through the bootcamp, I really think that you are going to enjoy that training as well.

There're a lot of people making a full time living as a result of going through Bootcamp and this can certainly be you. We would love to have you down in Vegas next year and you have an entire year now to work towards this goal. ;)
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AngelaWilli1 Premium
The training experience in the starter membership is so comprehensive and revealing about internet/digital marketing - I can think of so many people that need to just go through it for exposure. It can enhance personal and professional development - so I definitely want to promote and encourage development - it helps with career competitiveness. I am very enthusiastic about my premium upgrade. To receive an incentive from WA to eLearn and help others develop is an extra bonus; I also believe there are so many individuals that can benefit from creating their own website and blog - particularly to monetize a hobby or interest; even if they begin with an online virtual garage sale and use it as a holiday/spring cleaning technique for some extra income... Seems much more productive than some other activities individuals engage in. If it can be done on eBay, Amazon, Etsy and Craigs List....why not build your own brand and explore for yourself. Your own website endeavors + WA incentives for referrals - great steps toward financial freedom and stimulating the economy.
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Kyle Premium
Everyone can benefit from the platform here at WA, because everyone can create a business online. That is the reality of our economy now and actually where it is headed.

People are going to continue to earn more and more money online as more and more people spend a larger % of all of their money online.
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denocajun Premium
Thanks that sound very interesting. I did not realize that WA affiliate program was so intent and if someone wanted to make some good income it very well could happen. I am looking forward to moving on and get started to see those stats change from 0 to $$$. Again Thanks, great video.
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Kyle Premium
Many people are making a full time income (and far beyond) promoting WA. There are 3.75 BILLION people online, all of whom can benefit from the platform and service here at WA. ;)
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MarnikV Premium
Looks really promising, going to give this a shot!
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lakbar12 Premium
Very well explained! I am excited about the make money online niche. I think I figured it out Kyle, I think my first site should be making money niche' promoting wealthy affiliate so that I make sure I am not getting distracted by any other shiny objects.

That way I can learn and earn. After I have mastered my own back office, WA program, and what value I have here; and this would be the same value someone else would have here in WA...then and only then should I focus on going to another niche. I feel like WA is worth my time and attention.

I found in the past when you try too many things or presented with too many things you kind of get confused and off track...especially being new to the online space. This is actually one reason why I have stopped my facebook promoting right now because there you will most definitely get distracted with shiny object syndromes. People are selling you something every day via inbox..lol..

Plus, there are so many scams out there and trust me I have invested a few thousand into a program that now I am thinking; I wish I would not have done so, but hey everything happens for a reason and now with that experience, I will be able to help someone from going down that same road.

Master one thing at a time...
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like you have a good agenda lined up and you are correct. There are many shiny objects out there and there're a lot of people constantly chasing them.

I actually blogged about this exact topic a few years back and it is still relevant to this day: People will always get sucked into this mentality, but you can help them find a PROPER place to build a business online here at WA and you are promoting the best of the best here at WA! :)

I really look forward to working with you and seeing your business take shape Lakisha!
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you for this article. I will definitely read it, Kyle!
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LoraCuster-B Premium
I'm working on the Certification Courses also. I'm quite overwhelmed with all of this. I've built website before, & I've tried to do affiliate marketing but had NO idea where to start. Read all kinds of books on how to get started as well & still have had trouble. I've realized here with WA that if I just take one step at a time I'll be able to do what I want to do.
Thank you.
Lora
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Kyle Premium
Well you are going to be walked through the proper process as you move through the training and I know you are really going to enjoy things. I look forward to working with you!
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mikegsaiz Premium
Hello Kyle. I just completed this task on the WA Affiliate Program. Even though it was very top line info, it provided me with what I was looking for to help me move forward with Affiliate Bootcamp training. I also noted the large volume of new people joining daily and want to be involved in helping others like me. My question is: I am just about complete on Level One of the Certification Courses. Do you recommend for us to split our time working on both Courses or to concentrate on one or the other exclusively? Thanks so much and I am excited to be here.

Mike
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mikegsaiz Premium
Kyle, looks like I found my answer below. You recommended concentrating on either Bootcamp or my own niche. I have learned a lot in my short time here and I will be moving my emphasis to being a WA Affiliate. I am looking forward to it. Thanks again.

Mike
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Kyle Premium
Glad you found your answer Mike, and if you have any further questions do let us know. :)
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mikegsaiz Premium
Thank you sir.

Mike
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digitalsteve Premium
Great question I finished the online certification but all along my niche was MMO so I'm going through the Bootcamp now. No harm done I'm sure lol.
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Kyle Premium
No harm done at all. :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
I am as good as every new member earlier and the best part I am taken up the option to give a try on WA platform after wasting my time on less than fruitful wasting money after money for a few months on the programs that in truth a whooping expensive total in monthly combine figures. It took almost a month for me to swallow and understand all the early learning pieces at WA. Too scared to write even the first line of the paragraph.

Kyle keeps on pushing me to start the writing, to start to believe this content writing stuff is not a rocket science to be afraid of. He installed on me all the positiveness that myself earlier have my own doubt. And to learn and being pushed by someone that already been here long before me, are the stuff I will ever grateful for.

So, folks, talk your time, walk the stuff one by one before too long you even realized your first content writing is the blog post that you could only proud of. I am just like you and you are just me in the early phase at WA. Cheers!
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CPonline Premium
Thanks for the encouragement!
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VivienneJoy Premium
I think I want to concentrate on my own niche but would want to promote WA too. Could I just add a banner to any website I have and a page in the menu where I talk about it and then let things run from there? I'm very excited about working in the two or three niches that are on my mind but want to offer this opportunity (WA) to others too. Would this work?
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Kyle Premium
I would choose one or the other when starting out. I also went recommend promoting Wealthy Affiliate on sites that are not relevant to Wealthy Affiliate. Always do what makes the most sense your audience.;)
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hafizaiman Premium
I'm a starter member and currently I have 1 referral. How I can get commission from him? Because when I check on my stat, it still show my next payment is $0.00. Can you help me about it? Because I'm still doesn't really understand about the commission. How can I get commission by referral? Is't my referral need to upgrade to premium membership in order for me to get the commission?
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mrronnie Premium
Hey buddy, I guess your referral signed up as a free starter member. When he upgrades to Premium, you'll get your commission ;)
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hafizaiman Premium
I get it. Thank you.
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Shayne329 Premium
I have been wanting to get into affiliate marketing for a long time, but just couldn't ever figure it out. I am so thankful to have WA in my corner now. I sit at work watching the clock because I can't wait to get to a computer and study more. There is so much info to take in, but I'm blown away at just how WA has this planned out.
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Kyle Premium
We definitely are in your corner Shane and I look forward to seeing your business of all that you do move forward. :)
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StevenJones2 Premium
Reminds me of my introduction to algebra. Every other term or technique is novel, but I am in no hurry and will advance as the dim lights flicker. Eventually, I hope, these novelties will become useful old hat and lights will shine within this old brain. Good marketing to all.
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Kyle Premium
I was once "green" to all of this Internet stuff, as with anything new you are going to be green to it when starting out. No different than riding a bike or learning how to talk, you once didn't have this knowledge but you acquired it by doing and by being taught by others that know how to do it.

The same goes with WA. You can learn this and we will teach you everything you need to know and offer you all the support you need.

Have a read of this post, it is going to be relevant. :) You are going to be just fine, it is not going to be long at all before you are very proficient with this Internet business stuff!
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DorcasDee Premium
I read this: "If you click WA affiliate link on the left you'll see your affiliate link copy and paste it to friends family or even strangers in social media. They click the link you get the referral best wishes!" Someone had to help me FIND the links. I am not sure which ones to use for Facebook and Youtube? Not ready to put it on my website.
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Kyle Premium
If you go to the program details page under the airplane icon:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

At the top you will see your affiliate link. This is the link that you want to share with your friends or family, and that you will you're using to promote wealthy affiliate. This is your mean affiliate link that will drive people directly to wealthyaffiliate.com homepage.

I hope this clarifies for you here!
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DorcasDee Premium
Thanks, it took a couple of tries but I finally found out how to get to it! Thanks, Dee
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Thanks for the very informative videos Kyle!

I have a question about referrals, since I'm not a big social media guru online like Facebook, Twitter etc., (my wife is however) ,but my contacts are far and in between

what would be a fast track way to gather referrals online or otherwise?
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EddySalomon Premium
There isn't a fast track per se. Any part of this business takes time to see results. If you want to promote WA you should take the affiliate boot camp:
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McDonald2 Premium
I am very impressed and enthused over the structure of the WA Affiliate Program. I have decided to go full speed ahead, dedicating my time, effort and commitment to invest where it is affordable for me to do so.
I am feeling very positive and ready to promote and share this
opportunity with others, while I continue to learn how to build and
grow my own online business.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome McDonald's, go full speed ahead don't look back! As we move forward and as you build out your business, you're going to really start to see results.

If you ever need a hand as you move through Affiliate Bootcamp, just let me know. :)
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Okay my 7 days are about to run out and I'm not going to be able to go premium at this time, so what do I do?
Will this affiliate site be the second free page that I can use?
I have a site already, so I'm just wondering if this is ok for my second one or do I have to get rid of the other one to be able to do this?
Also will I be able to get the answer and be able to read it if my time runs out?
It's late ...(after 12 again and I gotta go to bed)!
So I won't be back on until tomorrow after 3, and my 7 days will be gone before I get back!
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Kyle Premium
Do know that this is not a "trial" as your Starter membership does not end. Your Premium communication is for the first 7 days, but beyond that you will still have access to the community, your websites, and training.

Upgrade at your own pace and what works best for your situation. I know you are going to love the training and community here at WA and of course, feel free to ask for help if you ever need anything Vodia!
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JLindow Premium
Hi Kyle have 2 questions, 1) Are you saying as a starter I can promote links and start making money if persons join, and you mention promote on my website, but what if my website is in no way related to making money online do I have to now create a website specifically for that. 2) What is the difference between get started and affiliate boot camp. I did up to 9 courses in get started level 1 and I also joined boot camp. so do I have to focus on one or do both. Sorry for the long questions.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help here. In response to your questions:

1) Are you saying as a starter I can promote links and start making money if persons join, and you mention promote on my website, but what if my website is in no way related to making money online do I have to now create a website specifically for that.

Yes you can promote your affiliate links as a Starter member. You earn 2x the commissions as premium, but by all means.

I don't recommend that you force promotions on sites that are not relevant to Wealthy Affiliate though. That will serve little benefit to you.

2) What is the difference between get started and affiliate boot camp. I did up to 9 courses in get started level 1 and I also joined boot camp.

If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Jasmine!
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JLindow Premium
thank you you did indeed make it perfectly clear with that explanation. so I think for now I'll definitely be continuing with bootcamp because I really do want to get better at making money online.
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StevenEsser Premium
Great video and nicely up to date to the newest. Am wondering though about how the functionality is going to work for my tasks and PPC tracking as well as the messages.

Believe PPC is explained. Hope the same for the tasks and the messages. Feel also there could have been more messages...

But hopefully this is further explained in the bootcamp.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, this is going to be well explained as you move through the training and if you ever do need a hand with anything moving forward just ask!
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Melviter Premium
I'm having a hard time understanding "How to set up my referrals". Do I point to my referral to the WA website for them to lookover and if they decide , who submits their names? Like me, nobody referred me. So am I a referral to anybody because I just browsed around to look for a legit business on line and I enrolled myself after finding out the good points of WA. How would I know if my referral enrolled herself into the system?
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Kyle Premium
You send people to WA through your affiliate link. If they decide to join, they become your referral and you earn an income if they decide to upgrade in the future. :)
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1paladin Premium
The first video for the Affiliate Bootcamp was great and certainly motivates me to get started right away. I have a question that may turn out to be a bit foolish however:

Is something supposed to happen when you click the "Click Here to Commit to Your Affiliate Bootcamp Success!" button? I ask because nothing at all happens and i want to make certain that I haven't messed anything up...

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Kyle Premium
That just indicates that you have signed up and that for you that is the commitment that you have started the process!
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AnthonK Premium
Thank you Kyle, coming from a programming environment, this is just amazing what you and Carson have accomplish with WA. This is without a doubt an opportunity that everyone should have a look at and engage if interested in online marketing. A lot of appreciation from my side for the Wealthy Affiliate System.
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Kyle Premium
Carson and I both have a computer science background and we have a group of 25 programmers working behind the scenes to keep the WA engine turning at a faster pace than the rest of the industry.

So glad you are enjoying everything and you can expect big things from us in respect to technology through the remainder of 2017 and right into 2018 (current projects we are working on). :)
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PRichert Premium
so - if everyone in the affiliate bootcamp is promoting wealthy affiliate - what separates us from each other? I am trying to decide between the get started here path and the wealthy affiliate bootcamp. My niche would be making money online - so wealthy affiliate fits in my niche - but I am just wondering what separates us from each other...
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Kyle Premium
Everyone isn't promoting affiliate bootcamp. In fact, MOST people are not and there are 100's, if not 1,000's of different directions you can head with bootcamp and there are 3.75 BILLION people online that can benefit from the services here at WA.
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Never worry about competition, it is actually quite limited online and the audience within any niche is reaching levels we have never seen in respect to opportunity.
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Melissa8083 Premium
Super helpful Q&A! Thanks @PRichert and @Kyle
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msaraficio Premium
I went and looked into other programs in affiliate marketing. After learning a surplus of information, and coming back to WA, I have to say this is BY FAR the easier navigation menu. Coming back and looking at everything again makes me feel confident about re-starting and getting the full benefits WA has to offer.
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear. Design is something that we spend a lot of time on here and making your training efforts more efficient, intuitive and seamless.

Great to have you back and I look forward to working with you!
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