When I first got started at Wealthy Affiliate, I was somewhat uncertain about how the training courses would go. You may be considering signing up, or maybe you recently signed up for a free starter account. So how do I get started with Wealthy Affiliate?
After you sign up, you can start by going right to one of the two primary core training courses. Start with lesson one of the course, which goes over how to set up your profile in general.
This article is the first of a series on the Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training at Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Throughout this post, I will cover the main points covered in the first lesson of level one (which is free to get started).
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- What Is The Wealthy Affiliate Program?
- Level 1: Lesson 1: Getting Rolling
- Things To Keep In Mind While Doing The Training
- How Will You Develop Success At Wealthy Affiliate?
- Best Tips Of Advice (From Kyle & Carson)
- Next Steps
What is the Wealthy Affiliate program?
WA is an educational platform that teaches people how to build niche websites, primarily through affiliate marketing. For nearly 18 years, it has grown into becoming a place to learn topics about internet marketing in general.
WA offers two types of core training for getting started: OEC and Affiliate Bootcamp. The OEC course is designed to start a website in any niche and is designed with the beginner in mind.
On the other hand, Affiliate Bootcamp is designed for the make-money-online niche, and also teaches you how to promote the affiliate program at WA.
The affiliate program is one of the most lucrative programs in the industry (i.e. you earn 50% in commissions made through promoting WA).
To get the full breakdown, be sure to check out my extensive review of Wealthy Affiliate. If you want to learn more and are interested in this platform, read “Is Wealthy Affiliate A Good Program? Wealthy Affiliate Review” to get all of the details. This review is well worth your time as you make the best decision for yourself.
For the purpose of this article, I will go over the OEC course in more detail. It consists of five levels, with 50 lessons in total. The lessons are taught by Kyle Loudoun, one of the co-founders of WA.
For this post, I will do a brief summary of the first level in level one of the OEC training. Let’s dive into lesson 1 of this course, which is free to get started watching right now.
How do I get started with Wealthy Affiliate?
Simply sign up for a free starter account when you visit their website. Once you sign up, start right by going into one of the two primary core pieces of training they offer. That’s where you’ll get the most out of learning how to start an online business effectively.
Level 1: Lesson 1: Getting Rolling
The first lesson is a basic overview of what you’ll be learning. Also, it explains why you can count on the training to deliver results.
The goal in the early stages is to earn trust with the platform, along with moving in the right direction for your online business.
There are many courses and programs out there related to making money online; unfortunately, a lot of these programs don’t live up to an individual’s expectations.
Moreover, that leads to frustrations and disappointing results down the road. Luckily, WA is not part of that list of questionable programs out there.
Things to keep in mind while doing the training
While navigating through the training, it’s best to keep in mind some things to take note of. These include the following:
Anyone can be successful in the online world
Anyone is capable of succeeding in online business by taking action and remaining consistent with their practices. As of January 2023, there are around 5.16 billion users online– with nearly $8 trillion dollars being spent on the internet.
Those numbers just blow my mind away, and the numbers will only go up as the internet continues to advance. You have a large audience (64% of the global population) to reach out to, so you can get a great portion of those users online.
There are so many opportunities to connect with people online while earning revenue for your business. WA members are likely to do better with the right tools provided to them.
We teach what works, and we provide you with help if you ever feel even the slightest bit stuck.-Kyle Loudoun (OEC instructor & co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate)
Starting something NEW can “Appear” overwhelming
Similar to learning anything new, it can look overwhelming and challenging at first. Just like riding a bike for the first time, you’ll likely fall many times before becoming a pro biker.
But with practice over time, you’ll get better and it’ll be easier. In regards to the OEC training, WA teaches what works and they’ll continue to do so.
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Read next on “Building A Business Is Like Riding A Bike: 3 Reasons Why“, to learn more about this interesting analogy. It’s a great way to think about building a business in general.
No prior experience required
Most members come in with no background or experience in areas such as internet marketing, website design, or knowing how to code. Experience helps, but it’s not necessary when joining WA.
The core training fits nicely for newbies, so there’s no need to be a “tech” geek or have a degree in digital marketing.
Success is a journey
Success is cumulative: What you learn and take action on today contributes to your success in the future.
In other words, what you do now will pay off later (and sometimes, forever). There are massive payoffs to come for putting the time and effort in right now.
How will you develop success at Wealthy Affiliate?
Building success boils down to four simple steps. Each of these steps will be covered throughout the training lessons.
Here’s what you’ll learn and take away from the WA training:
Choose an interest
It can be any interest, passion, or something you want to learn more about. For example, I enjoy bowling as it’s a favorite pastime of mine. A specific example would be bowling for high school students.
Build a website
A website is the foundation of any online business. I think of it as your home base for building success from the bottom up.
At WA, you can build a website with WordPress (which is integrated into the platform). They also provide top-notch hosting as well. I believe it’s one of the best parts about being on the platform.
The training will teach you how to acquire organic traffic to your website. Its primary focus is free traffic, and there are plenty of methods to acquire it.
One good example is search engine optimization (SEO), which is covered extensively in the training. You’ll learn how to do SEO through three main search engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
But with the majority of search traffic coming from Google these days, you’ll primarily be focused on learning SEO for Google.
Once you have visitors to your website, that’s where the “make money” component comes in. There are more than 50 methods to monetize your website, with over 550 million products or services to promote as an affiliate.
With those numbers, there are endless opportunities to monetize and earn revenue online. It truly is remarkable, so the sky is the limit.
Best tips of advice (from Kyle & Carson)
There are two things to keep in mind as you navigate through the training.
Ask questions (Always)
Ask questions at any time: The community at WA is ready to help you with anything you might be struggling with.
Here are some places to utilize when you need help:
- Live chat: For instant help and answers (available 24/7)
- Ask a question on your dashboard: For something that needs a more thorough response from a member
- Send a private message (PM): Reach out directly to Kyle, Carson, myself, or any other member on the platform*
- Leave a question below at the end of each training lesson: Ask anything about the training. You will get a prompt response from one of the helpers.
- Leave a question on Kyle or Carson’s profiles: You’ll likely get a quicker response back from both of them. You can also leave a question or comment on my profile if you need help as well.
*Private messaging is available only for premium and premium-plus members
Success will not happen if you take no action at all. You can read through the training lessons all day long. But if you don’t follow through and complete the tasks, the training will not work for you.
So take action on what you learn, as there will be a better chance of seeing results. Make sure to follow up on the tasks assigned at the end of each lesson.
DO NOT move forward until you finish each task on the list. In my experience, I believe it’s the best approach to succeeding by implementing the training.
Are you concerned about whether Wealthy Affiliate is right for you? Is it worth investing in yourself, and building a successful business?
For more perspectives, I encourage you to check out “Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth The Price? The Good And The Bad” to help you move forward.
Get this: The daily cost of a WA premium membership is much less than a small cup of coffee. Can you afford that?
Read on further- It can help with making the best decision for your future.
Lesson one of the first level in the OEC course covers a basic overview and expectations. It can help you get a better understanding of how to go about the training.
There are basic things you can do right now, such as setting up an account. It’s very straightforward to how you can go about that route.
Some of the next steps to go through include watching the walk-thru video and setting up your profile.
If you’re interested in getting that set up, sign up for a free starter account to get going on the first lesson of the training. For more information, check out the video below to get started with the training.
Your Turn: Are you ready to get rolling with Wealthy Affiliate?
I would like to get your thoughts on this topic. Do you find this training to be a great step in starting an online business?
Have you gone through a course or program before, but have not seen great results? Does WA stand out from those programs?
If so, what makes it look better? How can it help you get moving in the right direction for your new business?
Will you move forward and take action on what’s covered in the training lessons?
Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. I look forward to reading your responses, and I’ll gladly respond promptly.
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Eric is the owner and chief editor of notimekillers.com. He takes great pride in helping people manage their time and grow their businesses. Eric is a firm believer in financial and time freedom, as he believes in financial independence and taking ownership of your time. “Time is your most important asset. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. How you use your time can shape the future you desire to have.” In his leisure time, Eric loves to write and read whenever possible. He enjoys going for long walks outdoors while doing in-home workout videos every week. You can also connect with Eric via LinkedIn.
4 thoughts on “How Do I Get Started With Wealthy Affiliate? OEC Kickstarter”
Great article on getting started with Wealthy Affiliate OEC Kickstarter!
Your breakdown is very comprehensive and easy to follow, making it a great resource for beginners.
Your personal experience with the platform gives readers a glimpse into what they can expect.
Overall, this is a highly informative and helpful article for anyone looking to start their journey with Wealthy Affiliate.
I’m glad you enjoyed reading this article. It’s a nice overview of getting an idea to what the first lesson entails.
Yes- you are correct. The concepts that I bring up in this post are based on my experience with Wealthy Affiliate. For the most part, it’s been positive- and one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last few years.
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts- they’re greatly appreciated.
After giving it much thought, I finally upgraded to the Premium membership – a decision I never regretted.
Getting started with Wealthy Affiliate could be overwhelming, especially for newbies like me.
But if we just take it one step at a time, I am pretty sure it’s not as hard as we first thought.
The step-by-step guide to starting an affiliate marketing website is really not that complicated.
We can also work at our own pace and do not have to be pressured to finish all the lessons and the Bootcamp.
Sure; I want to finish the lessons and training as soon as possible. So I can focus on creating content for my website and making them SEO-friendly.
But as you said, there’s no point in finishing all the lessons if we will not take action.
That’s great to know you made the leap to a Wealthy Affiliate premium membership. It’s one of the best decisions you’ll make for your business.
As you mentioned, building a website step-by-step is not that complicated. That’s what the training at WA is all about.
Be sure that you’re following and going at your own pace. Remember that there is no rush to finish the training.
Take the time to learn the the process of making money online, apply what you learn, then rinse and repeat.
Overall, the key point is to go through the training, follow up on each lesson, and take action in order to get the results that you desire.
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.
I’m glad you upgraded to a premium membership, and I wish you all the best in your online business ventures.