- Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project
Wealthy Affiliate - The Open Education Project
If you have knowledge to share (and everyone reading this does), there are huge benefits to becoming a contributor of the Open Eduation Project moving.
Benefit #1: Get Paid.
First and foremost, there is now financial incentive to create training. Although this should not be the key motivator for helping others, there is a financial model in place to reward you for creating "quality" training within Wealthy Affiliate.
After you create a training tutorial or video within Wealthy Affiliate, you will be able to track the progress and success of a resource within your "My Resources" page at Wealthy Affiliate (showed below).
There is a leveled payout system with a minimum payout of 5 credits, each credit having a value of $1. The first level is always 5 credits and once you reach this level with any resource, the credit will be released to your affiliate account.
Upon achieving Level 1 success, you will move on to subsequent levels. The levels DO NOT end, therefore a single resource could earn you money for years and years. Many members will create training that continues to pay them (key to this is keeping your training updated ;)).
Criteria for your training to achieve success!
So what exactly does it take to achieve the next "level" success with your training. The most important aspect of any training you create is the quality of that training. If the intended purpose of your training is not to help someone, rather just to try to earn money, then you are not going to experience much success. Many of the indicators that move your progress bar within your training are related to the user experience and user interaction within your training. Some of these fundamental components include:
- Someone following through your entire training
- # of views you training receive (this is why QUALITY matters)
- How engaging it is (comments and feedback)
- Behavior of visitors within the training (usage metrics)
- How much people "Like" your training
Benefit #2: Obtain a Following
When you create training that people like, guess what happens naturally? They follow you...and they follow you in large numbers. When you have a following within the OEP, everything training video or tutorial that you create will turn to gold. It will be worth something almost instantly and people will be interacting within it. Remember, when someone follows you all your training and blog posts will instantly go to their personal feed, therefore a following leads to a lot of reach and clout! Becoming a top contributor within Wealthy Affiliate will inevitably create a very large following. When you have a following, you have also created yourself a nice brand in that categories in which your training is geared towards.
Benefit #3: Pay it Forward.
This may not be an obvious benefit for many, but Carson and I personally know how rewarding and beneficial it can be to pay your success and knowledge forward. There is enough room for millions of people in the online space, so by sharing what you know not only will you gain a better understanding of your own formula and process, you attain a feeling of gratitude from paying it forward. Pay your knowledge and skills forward. It will lead to much greater success than you could ever imagine!
Benefit #4: Become an Ambassador (HUGE INCENTIVE)
The "A" word. You are going to hear a lot about Ambassadors, they are huge stakeholders within the Wealthy Affiliate system. An Ambassador is someone who:
Creates Training Regularly (tutorial or video)
Is Active Within the Open Education Project Community
Helps others regularly
Blogs regularly within their Wealthy Affiliate blog
Is responsive to questions or comments
Builds training from the training "requests"
Has a following within WA
Basically, if you become a super user of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you will be well on your way to becoming an Ambassador. We are not limiting the number of Ambassadors within Wealthy Affiliate, so anyone (YES, YOU!) can become one. Everyone has something to share and by no means do you have to be an expert. The training within the Open Education Project is related to online business which is vast, so any topic is up for grabs. If you need some ideas, check out the training requests.
How do you know when you become an Ambassador? We have set out specific criteria that you need to meet (within the system) to become an Ambassador. By no means is it impossible, but you do need to be exactly what the title indicates, someone whom is an Ambassador to the community. Someone who cares, someone who helps, and someone whom succeeds because of this. We are going to take care of Ambassadors and there is going to be a A LOT of opportunity for these individuals as the Open Education Project evolves. It is quite exciting and I know anyone who achieves this status is going to be astounded by what we are going to be revealing to them this year in Las Vegas (see more details below).
Benefit #5: Ambassadors Come to VEGAS!
Every year we take a selective group to Las Vegas and this year we are going to be taking all of the Ambassadors of The Open Education Project for an all expenses paid trip. Initially this is the biggest perk to becoming an ambassador, however as time goes on and when we meet with the Ambassadors in Vegas this year, we are going to have some very exciting announcements (exclusive to them).
The trip is going to be full paid and it is going to offer you a lot of insight into new opportunities, new systems, and ultimately to further your success in a huge way. It is our way of thanking you for your contributions and will lead to many interesting and developmental discussions that will leave you in awe of your own potential. Plus you will get to hang out with some really awesome people, relax, catch a show, play a few hands on the tables, and get to discuss business with us in person!
The first Ambassador trip is slated for early 2013! :) Anyone and everyone is able to achieve Ambassador status, but you have to contribute regularly and offer "value" to the OEP community! Hope to see you there!