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"� 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.

Getting Started

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!

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pamelarose Premium
I am excited to be included in such a group of willing participants to help teach people the steps of website affiliates. I have been through a lot of run around of learning nothing and paying for getting help I didn't get. So I am feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time.
xanfo Premium
Wow! This is my first time coming across this spam stuff. I seriously never knew of this rules even though I know there are rules in every serious like WA in other to bring sanity to their platforms.
I hope this will be available to the new members for the to know before hand before they flout the rules unknowingly.
It-Is-John Premium
This was very helpful Kyle. It caused me to consider and revise a recent Press Release related post in which I included external links to one of my websites. It may not have violated any of the above rules, exactly, but I think we need to be mindful of the spirit and valuable purpose for which the spam rules exist.

To your success Wealthy Affiliates!
CraigW315 Premium
I'd like some clarification on a few points in this list:

7) No adding affiliate links to any blog, training, discussion or private message

I may be misunderstanding this, but if I make a blog about things that people should avoid doing and I link to this page, am I breaking this rule? It sounds that way. Further, some of the training here specifically mentions linking to pages here at WA in order to make use of the thousands of posts and the training that is available here, but this list seems to say we shouldn't do that.

16) No signatures at the end of your posts (posting your website URL, image, etc)

This one confuses me, as I see a number of members with signatures, including some ambassadors...
Labman Premium Plus
Yup, those people that are using signatures are definitely in violation of rule 16.

You can link in from your wordpress blog but trying to get WA members to click onto your site to promote your products is frowned upon. We are here to learn not to promote to the membership.

Pulling in new people from outside WA is encouraged.
CraigW315 Premium
I'd never try to sell to people here. I was just a bit confused as it seemed to imply that we couldn't use links on our sites, which I thought was the whole point of the Affiliate button on each page here.
Thank you for asking that last question Craig,
I questioned if writing first name only is considered a signature.?
CraigW315 Premium
I don't believe so, but to be perfectly honest, I am still not 100% clear on what is permitted. :(
BCarlos1 Premium
This is my first time involving in an online business and I know its not an easy to become an Internet Marketer,specially when you dont have any background in it.But i believe through the training session that I need to watch and learn my desires to become a sucessful Intrepreneurwill become a reality with the the help of every one here in our community ...more power and God bless us all.......