Introducing the next evolution of Wealthy Affiliate...

Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project!

First off, I want to explain what the Open Education Project (OEP) is and how it will impact you and how you can benefit from it.

Over the years we have been working towards a community of sharing and engagement. We have accomplished that in many senses, however our training has lacked for many reasons.

One, people that have very little incentive to share are unlikely to share. They are going to focus on improving their existing business, not offer training to others. Incentive comes in many forms, and with OEP you are going to get credited and rewarded for creating training.

We are a community, we are not two people!

As a community we all have something to offer, share, and contribute to help others. As a community, collectively we can learn independently at a much greater scale by contributing, interacting, creating, and networking as a group.

You are now going to have the ability to interact within other people's training, offer feedback and get help. Instant notifications and the delivery of new training via your friends and on a global scale is going to lead to much more efficient education, as well as in personal growth.

If you are not interested in creating training, that is fine. You are not required to. However, if you do create training you will have the ability to become a controlling factor within the Wealthy Affiliate system by earning ambassador status, which will we get into more detail later.

So, here we are! Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project.

This is "iteration 1" of many and over the coming days, weeks, months and years, you are going to see OEP shape into the best education platform anywhere!

In this training, I am going to walk you through the MUST KNOW components of Wealthy Affiliate, OEP. This should help you acquire a solid understanding of how to use the system, interact within it, get support, make the best use of it, as well as earn revenue from it.

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Bpanther12 Premium Follow Me
I am so excited to get involved in this community. It still feel a little lost a present but i think i need to step back and take a big breath then finish the certification course.
RPenders Premium Follow Me
I really want to contribute and give value to the community but because I now already have had 2 warnings I'm not gonna post anything new until this is explained to me in detail what I'm doing wrong before I get banned by posting something that is not approved and I'm unaware of.
RPenders Premium Follow Me
Hey Kyle, can you give a few real life examples with screenshots so that we better understand the rules

See, I've read this post already 10 times over and still don't understand everything.

Because I don't realize that I'm doing things wrong I sometimes get in trouble and I want to prevent that in the future.

Thanks for having the patience with me and if you see me doing things wrong please tell me exactly in detail what I did so that we can prevent issues in the future. That would be greatly appreciated mate.

Best regards, Ricardo Penders
Rich908 Premium Follow Me
I would love to get involved with the training once I have my feet firmly

planted on the ground with WA so to speak.
Rich908 Premium Follow Me
One comment:
I personally think that this article of Spam should be part of the training on the left hand side as a link titled Spam, so new members can see it straight away. I was totally unaware of the Open Education Project. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have saved this link in my WA project folder for future reference as my website develops.
MeanBoss Premium Follow Me
It looks like the SPAM rules don't apply to everyone from the research we did. The top 10 members besides the owners has links promoting everything from godaddy to selfie sticks?

I have been with this company for less than 2 weeks and found these links? And about 70% of the blogs I have look at.. has links to promoting something?
If you think something violates the rules then leave a comment and link back to this post. If it's really egregious then report it as spam.
RPenders Premium Follow Me
This is indeed a good idea to put this one in the menu under the get started button
autumn56 Premium Top 100 Follow Me
if you are letting people know about something like sales at godaddy or how to use namecheap etc that is necessary and helpful as you need to go somewhere else to get your domain to begin with. Some people also recommend things that can be helpful in accomplishing things like where to find photos, working with your own photos, outsourcing articles, mind mapping etc etc. The key is that WA is not supposed to be used a marketing platform for your own gain. No one even the top members are allowed to put their affiliate links in any post they make.

In their actual websites will be lots of recommendations because that is the point of their site to make money. And some have these sites linked in their Wealthy Affiliate profile while others make link to it asking for feedback, comments, or thoughts. So Meanboss when you say that you see most blogs with links promoting something do you mean member's sites or actually within the blog posts they make at Wealthy Affiliate?
MeanBoss Premium Follow Me
Here is a top member... He puts his website in his blog posting? According to what the owners told me.. You are not allow to do this? I can find another 100+ blogs that do the same? So what gives?
StephonG Premium Follow Me
Would it be view as inappropriate if I were to ask for help (like if there is a video person here who can help me crate videos?

Also, why can't we copy from our own blogs an post elsewhere? Just asking.

steveo5770 Premium Ambassador Follow Me
You could ask a member like Leoemery who is great with video. Just don't EXPECT him to create a video for you for free :)

Some people have taken posts from their own sites and posted them here as blogs word for word. The problem is, WA blogs are part of the Google index and it is considered duplicate content.
StephonG Premium Follow Me
Thanks. I thought as much about the content being considered duplicated..
wendai Premium Follow Me
Thank you for sharing this. Wendy.
LeannL Premium Follow Me
Before signing up for WA I was reading reviews and the only negative reviews concerned exactly this subject here where members got banned and they really weren't sure why they got banned or said they had no warning. Some of these members had been here for several years, so it seems like these rules should be posted up front somewhere where new members can read them. I have already seen blog posts that I thought were very good but now realize some of these rules were broken and I'm sure the people had no clue they were breaking the rules. I love what I see so far and would hate to get banned because of something I did not know.
steveo5770 Premium Ambassador Follow Me
Very few people get banned. If you behave properly and exercise common sense you'll be fine :)
thriver Premium Follow Me
Thank you Robert. Looking forward to your next edition.
gdos1 Premium Follow Me
Been here over a year and just read this thanks to another member. I just posted several blogs and I think I broke the rules. Correcting immediately.
Moz Premium
This update is much clearer about the dos and don'ts of WA, but I found it a month late, accidentally while trying to answer someone's question - it should be somewhere prominent or issued to us in our account page.

Also the word 'spam' might be too narrow, as the page 'spam is a no no' is relevant to everyone, way outside the context of familiar 'spam'.

I'm here 6 months and learning this stuff for the first time!
SuzetteH Premium Top 100 Follow Me
I have a question? This is new training right? So why doesn't my set-up look like Kyle's. It's a little hard me to follow because I am not seeing what he is showing in the images he is providing.
Send Kyle a PM about this. It needs to be updated.
SuzetteH Premium Top 100 Follow Me
Thanks Shawn, I appreciate your reply and will do just that. For a minute there I thought I was going a little nuts while trying to follow his training. I am sure it will be much easier if I am updated.
SuzetteH Premium Top 100 Follow Me
Request sent. On to something else for now.
MWieringa Premium Follow Me
Great, it is very important to keep WA clean from spam. Thanks
dhicks35 Premium Top 200 Follow Me
Very interesting. This will probably be my next step in the process after finishing Bootcamp of course.
carob1 Premium Follow Me
today WA was giving a spam lesson ok, There is 17-do's and don'ts on the topic..
Number 16 it say's -.Promoting ANY product whatsoever
Is product in that artical meaning, baseball cards, computers, and other phycial products