- Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project
Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project
There are several components of the training at Wealthy Affiliate and I am going to explain these in detail. It is important that you understand where to go when you need training, how to find training, how to get help when you need it, and the components of social engagement.
Anyone can create training and it is incentivized. Meaning, yes, you will get paid for your training and there will be huge opportunity within the Open Education Project system.
The Search Box Explained
You can now find anything with a quick search using the latest search technology within Wealthy Affiliate. There are a vast number of training modules within Wealthy Affiliate, including videos, training, and courses that are easily accessible the Open Education Training platform.
Finding training on topics that of interest to you is easy. Simply enter what you are looking for in the search bar and it will search our training database live as you are typing. It will search right down to the specific page that is most relevant.
How to Perform a Proper Search
Be specific within your search.
If you are looking for information on "customer service", type this into your search. You will notice that as you are typing, search results will start to appear automatically that are relevant to the content that you are typing into the search bar! Here is an example of this search.
If you are looking for information on how to create and ad group, type in:
how to create an ad group
If you don't find what you are looking for, you can then start to go a bit more broad. In these type examples, you may want to try "ad group" and "customers" respectively.
You can also search for fellow members within WA by adding an "@" symbol. For example, if you want to search for me and my activities within WA, your search would look like this...
You will notice that as you are typing in letters for a name search it will give you names related in context of the characters that you are typing in. If you type in "ky" you are going to get a list of fellow members at Wealthy Affiliate with the letters "ky" in their username.
But what if you do a search and don't find what you are looking for?
If you don't find what you are looking for, click the "Can't Find What You Are Looking For"ï¿½ and you will be able to submit a request for training. The awesome part about this is that many contributors to Wealthy Affiliate will then see this training and will likely create it if they have that particular knowledge set.
You can request any training at any time. If you have done a few searches and cannot find what you are looking for, make a training request. The more specific you are within your training request, the better. Then someone with the appropriate skills and knowledge will see what you are looking for and build that specific request.
When a request is created you will be notified! Now how awesome is that?!!
Tag Based Training
This means a much more diverse set of training. Online business is vast and moving to a tagging based system will allow training on any topic, whether it is pinterest, ebay, etsy, backlinking, Facebook, article marketing, writing content or Google Adwords (the list goes on)...everything in the Internet Business niche will be covered within the Open Educaton Project training.
You can get ideas that you may not have thought of by referring to the tag cloud with the main Training page. It will look like the following:
You can play a big role in this training and be rewarded from it as we are going to explain later.
As mentioned earlier, the Getting Started course is the starting point for all members. Even if you "think" you know everything there is to know already or have created success online in the past, you should still walk through this training. It covers the current fundamentals you need to know to succeed online TODAY, not YESTERDAY.
This course evolves as the Internet does and is always kept up to date. Chances are you may have some bad habits (if you have experience already) and this will help you get rid of them. From niche selection, to website creation, to traffic to monetization, this training has it all.
I always recommend this course to anyone that is:
- New to Wealthy Affiliate
- Is stuck and frustrated with their current niche
- Has years of experience, but is still not achieving success
- Wants to start fresh in a brand new niche
- Wants to learn the fundamentals of online business
It really is the ONE course I recommend to everyone that is getting started or needs a kick in the butt. It walks you through current principles that work in this day and age and will show you how to fully benefit from the tools and training here at WA for maximal efficiency.
The Benefits of the Open Education Project
Education should be open, it should be current, and it should engaging for not only the people getting the training but for the educators/contributors. The Open Education Project encourages this engagement, but ultimately you will get out of it what you put in.
If you just browse on the peripheral you will learn by all means, but you may not get the same sort of education as you would if you are actively involved in discussions, within the social aspects of training (comments/chat), and become involved in helping others.
If you have ever learned something in the greatest detail you will realize that this is either because you "practiced" or implemented what you learned, or taught someone else on the subject matter (or both).
As a contributor of The Open Education Project you will earn incentive within the system, which I am going to be covering in much greater detail later on.
Our efforts going forward will be to continue building the best open educational platform in the world, one with the most comprehensive and diverse training in the Internet business niche. If you want to understand any aspect of the world of Internet business, there should be no reason to look outside of WA.
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, The Open Education Project...your learning and communication platform that evolves EVERY SINGLE DAY!