Joining Wealthy Affiliate’s program/training will be one of the best and most life-changing decisions you have ever done in your life so far. I dare to claim this because I know what it has done for me, and other marketers around the whole world that are active in the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Yes, all around the world…Wealthy Affiliate is a global company and was founded in 2005 by Kyle and Carson.
Both of them have made such huge success growing Wealthy Affiliate and have earned so much revenue that they do not have to lift a finger for the rest of their life.
Still, they are active supporting everybody in the training process of starting their own online business as an affiliate marketer.
Before Moving on, I Want You to Think About These 5 Questions for a Minute:
♦ 1. As of today, do you work with people you like that are at the same level as you, or would you prefer to be responsible for your own progress, without “stalers” that block you from achieving your income and lifestyle goals?
♦ 2. Would you rather get assigned projects from higher authorities, or choose your own?
♦ 3. Do you want to pursue a lifestyle you love and enjoy on a daily basis? Or just live for the weekends, evenings past work hours, and a couple of weeks vacation throughout the year?
♦ 4. This takes me to my other question, do you want someone else to decide on a schedule for you, or do you want to set your own schedule?
♦ 5. Last question, do you want to be limited to how much you can earn, or do you want to decide your earnings yourself?
If you want to set yourself free from the 8 to 5 “hamster wheel” and selfish company structures (believe me, they do not take your individual needs into consideration – everything is about profit for the company and you are just a puppet in the puzzle) in order to live a life that you enjoy everyday, you should continue reading this!
All You Need Is a Computer and an Internet Connection and You Can Start Building Your Online Business Foundation
To start, let me tell you a bit about the training process, so you know what to expect.
The Wealthy Affiliate Income Journey
When you start out with Wealthy Affiliate (it is completely for FREE), you start with creating a personal profile with a little something about yourself and your background.
It is totally up to you how you choose to present yourself. When you sign up you get a specific coach that will help you get started, and in your case your coach will be me; Stina Pettersson. Read more about me here if you want:
The start page will look like this, with your personal profile to the right and the courses (see red arrow) and tools to the left. You can also see the activity feed in the middle like on any social media site.
You also see a special welcome of new members above the activity feed and the live chat to the right. The live chat is great for instant support. There is always plenty of people to ask for help in the chat forum.
You can also search among tons of training, articles, and blog posts to get help as well. Not to forget, you can ask your personal coach (me), Kyle or Carson.
Course 1 of the Wealthy Affiliate Training
Setting Goals for Your Business
Course 1 focus a lot on setting goals for your approaching online business, and also personal goals.
This is great because you really have to pause for a moment and think about what you want to achieve in the near, and more distant future. Lots of times we tend to just rush through life and not stop to consider where we WANT to be.
The wonderful thing is that with the Wealthy Affiliate training we can achieve what we want in life and live the life we are dreaming of.
Course 1 also describes how exactly to make money online. What are the opportunities and how to progress.
Course 1 is Also About Finding Your Niche
To start your online business, you have to have a niche to market. Often this end up being a passion that you are knowledgeable in, or curious about becoming an expert on.
It can be anything from fishing, clothing, weightloss, fitness to horse back riding etc.
However, once you have chosen your niche, you have to break it down a bit. Otherwise the competition will be too huge, and you will not be able to become an expert at it.
An affiliate marketer is there to educate and spread knowledge to people in first hand, to sell in second.
Of course we want to sell because that is when we earn the commission, but we want to give them a reason to choose to buy from us, instead of from somewhere else, and that is through gaining their trust and educate them.
If a website is focusing too much on the sales aspect, it is easy to loose the persons interest and trust. They will decide to search further.
Setting Up and Building Your Own WordPress Website
Next step is to set up and build your own website.
Let me tell you, I wish that I had taken the courses in Wealthy Affiliate before I started learning to build websites in WordPress on my own, Googling tons of support forums, and then by using the trial and error process.
If I have known about this training and how they teach you how to build websites in WordPress step-by-step, I had saved sooo many hours of hard work, hair pulling, and sweat.
Looking at it from the bright side, I passed this course fast.
My knowledge in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has been great when building my online business. It is a lot about SEO and getting your website to rank as high as possible on search engines, so people will see it and click into it.
I already understood this process, which gave me an advantage, but do not despair, they teach you all about SEO as well. The courses are so extensive and easy to follow, with great video tutorials, that it is impossible to not succeed.
Like mentioned already, if you still have a question unanswered, you can ask the community and get help in a heartbeat.
You can host, build you website, and choose domain address for free through their Site Rubix function. They will teach you all about this as well.
Moving On To Course 2 of the
Wealthy Affiliate Training
What I have not told you yet is that each of the courses have 10 lessons each, so I am only giving you a brief overview in this article.
I will not list all courses either, because they are simply too many. They give 10 main courses with 10 lessons each, but then it is also coming out new training and live seminars almost every day.
I am not finished taking all the courses yet even that I am running 3 online businesses and making a living at it as we speak.
Course 2 Is Focusing On the Understanding of SEO and Keywords
Also for you to understand who your customers are and how to choose the right keywords when writing your articles and optimizing the website.
You also learn about “Low Hanging Fruit” keywords, so you can compete and get visibility on Google, Bing and Yahoo. I am not going to go into this further. I will save this information from you until you take the course.
Making Face As a Real Person and Learn to Cherish Google+
Course 2 is also about “Making Face as a Real Person” go gain trust from potential customers. There are certain steps to do to achieve this.
You learn about the importance of Google+ and other social media’s to spread your word and online visibility. If you get people to engage and comment on your articles or social media’s, you have come half way achieving rankings on search engines and interest in what you have to say.
We want people to engage – comment and ask questions – so we can continue to educate, share valuable information and “sell” to them, while also climbing the rankings on for example Google.
Course 2 Also Highlights the Importance of Visual Content On the Website
I cannot tell you enough how important it is with visual content on your website.
People tend to look at images before even considering reading the actual text. The sad truth is that if you do not have appealing, relevant images throughout the text, they will most probably click away from your website, without reading a single word.
We learn to interpret images from childhood when our parents showed us those image books before bed time.
Overall You Learn so Much That Will Come in Handy in Any Work-Related Situation From the Training at
I cannot thank them enough for all knowledge that have been step stones in developing my businesses!
Course 3 Is About Making MONEY! Wihoo!
In this course Wealthy Affiliate goes deeper into how to make real money from your website. Of course, I am not going to spoil the course and tell you how. You simple have to sign up, totally for FREE, and get started to see for yourself!
They also teach you how to find all the Affiliate Programs that make it possible to earn money and Make a Living from Home.
I think I will stop here.
I have given you a little insight and taste of the first 3 courses and the rest is up to you to discover. Like I told you, I am here to help guide you each step on the way until you do not need me anymore. You are not alone building your business!
See you on the inside!
About the Author
My name is Stina Pettersson. I am the founder of Make a Living from Home in 2017 and the author of the articles on this site.
I am originally from Sweden and am currently a business owner to 3 online businesses. I help people to start their own online business and make a living from home.
I am especially fond of helping the stay at home parent, or single parents to increase their income.
I hope I will get the honor to help YOU achieving your online success.