Carson here from WealthyAffiliate.com!
I hope you are enjoying your experience within WA thus far and realizing the many benefits of being part of the community!
We absolutely value you and thank you for putting your trust in us. I know that signing-up for our Starter membership, although completely free, is still a big deal as there are so many untrustworthy companies out there in this industry. It is our goal in the coming days to continue to help you build trust in the community at Wealthy Affiliate and truly show you that we are “different” (in a good way). We are going to pull out all the stops for you, including offering you my personal help if you need a hand.
Today I want to discuss a little bit more about who we are, how we got started, and ultimately how we have evolved into the world’s leading platform for internet entrepreneurs. It didn’t happen overnight. And it surely didn’t happen without trial and error.
The “Ethos” at Wealthy Affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate was built off the core idea of “helping people succeed online” way back in 2005. Kyle and I had independently become successful and full-time affiliate marketers, which at the time was something that we felt we had mastered and we were in a position to teach others. So we started WealthyAffiliate.com on a beautiful autumn day in September of 2005. We didn’t know what it would become, but we knew we could help people.
We started as a keyword list site. We charged people $29.99 per month or $359.88 per year to join our service where we would give people a list of keywords in a brand new niche every month with some ads they could run in Google to convert their business. People absolutely loved our service. But we were lacking a few things and over the years, we found out that we lacked A LOT of things.
We didn’t have a way for people to communicate. People couldn’t build sites with efficiency. People couldn’t do proper research on their own. People wanted personal mentoring and support. People wanted a way to host their sites and buy domains. People wanted more training. People wanted… EVERYTHING! lol So that is what we did. We continue to build new platforms and ways to make our members lives more efficient directly into our service.
We created a social platform so people could efficiently communicate, get help, share ideas and get mentorship.
We created the most sophisticated website platform in the industry and started offering our state of the art hosting platform. This has evolved into the most respected platform for building, managing and scaling websites in the industry.
We created a content management platform that allows people to efficiently create content, add images, and publish it directly to their websites.
We introduced weekly, live classes and 100’s of training modules.
We created a user contributed platform so fellow experts in the industry could share their training (and you can even create your own and earn directly through WA).
We introduced a keyword and research platform, that allows our members to outsmart the competition and do so with instant efficiency.
We built platforms for engagement, feedback, and security for websites.
We started offering domains at the most affordable rate online.
We didn’t sit still. We still are not sitting still and I can assure you that the year ahead is going to be the busiest and most exciting one yet at WA. Our ethos is HELPING you, offering a better service, and continue to push ahead in this industry much faster than any competitor or educational platform out there. And one thing that we are truly proud of is the overall tone and sheer number of amazing folks within the community at Wealthy Affiliate.
We are truly a pay-it-forward community. Because of this, I want to clarify a few of the ways that you are going to be able to get help from within Wealthy Affiliate. It is important to understand this, in particular in the early stages of your business as there can be small hurdles to overcome along the way. WE CAN HELP!
- Searching for Help – Search through the 100,000’s of discussions and training modules available to you as a Starter member. At the top of every page there is a “search bar” and you can use that (enter a search term) and find everything from training videos, member profiles, discussions and resources to users within the system.
- Asking for Help – As a Starter member you have access to Premium LIVE help within the first 7 days at WA. This means you can get help whenever you need it, 24/7/365 from 100,000’s of fellow members inside of WA…including MANY experts that are doing this full time! Live chat is a good way to get help instantly, or as you are going through the training there is a “comments” section at the bottom of every lesson where you can ask any questions that you may have. Please, do not be afraid to ask for help!
- Networking with Others – WA is the LARGEST affiliate marketing community in the world boasting over 1.2 MILLION aspiring and very successful Internet entrepreneurs. It is a platform that encourages engaging with new people, making connections, networking and creating new friendships. As you immerse yourself in the community and communicate with others, you are going to build an awesome support group that you will be able to work with to further your success online.
- Asking Kyle & Carson. Yes, we are REAL. Yes, we are AVAILABLE. Yes, we are committed 100% to you! If you ever need help from us personally, you can contact us via our profiles (Username: Kyle, Username: Carson) or you can ask a question within the community or within Live Chat and we are very likely to see it and offer you our help). We are very available and I want you to feel comfortable reaching out to use if you ever need anything. ?
Within WA you have access to an all encompassing environment that you can grow with as your business grows and your knowledge grows. You can work with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs, you can work with intermediate marketers that are getting the ball rolling, you have access to the teachers themselves, and you can get help directly from industry experts that have “been there and done that”. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are the most advance affiliate marketing community in the world, but also the most helpful. I know this is going to become more than apparent as you start to immerse yourself at WA. You truly have all the help you need at your fingertips. There are some definite perks to becoming Premium as well, which you can decide on, no obligation at all here, but as a Premium member you will gain the key to the community.
A Quick Task For Today – Create Your Profile ? If you haven’t already set-up your profile image and description, I highly recommend it. This is going to be your simple task for today.
Based on data we have accrued over the years, a picture and a description in your profile will lead to much faster help (around 4x more) and if you have not done this already, here are the quick instructions on how to do so:
==> Complete Your Account Set-up at WA – Adding Description & Image Your image can be anything, an image of yourself, your family pet, your family, or you can choose from some default images we have. Whatever you are comfortable with. As for the description, just tell us a bit about yourself and your goals online. There is no right or wrong, it is about you. This will just take you a minute.
I really do hope you are enjoying your experience within the community thus far and if you ever need a hand or are feeling “stuck”, make sure you ASK. The only silly question is the one that goes unasked and we really mean this! ? Cheers,
Co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate