In this Wealthy Affiliate beginners guide, you will get familiar with the WA platform.
We cover the most important sections in the WA website so new members can get their business up and running.
At the end of this article, you will feel comfortable navigating the WA site and have a basic understanding on how to make money with Wealthy Affiliate.
If you don’t know what WA is, I created a separate article that dives deep into the subject called What is Wealthy Affiliate?
- 1 How do I make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
- 2 Build a Make Money Online Website
- 3 Build a Niche Website
- 4 Let’s get Familiar with WA
- 5 Start Training
- 6 Get a Domain
- 7 Build a Website
- 8 Finish Training
- 9 Continue your Education
- 10 Getting Help
- 11 Conclusion
How do I make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
One of the most important questions new members ask is how do I make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate (WA) makes it simple for new members to get started right away.
You must first choose how you want to make money with your website.
Wealthy Affiliate has two core training paths you can take.
Both training paths are different based on the products you are going to recommend to your readers.
The first path is creating a “Make Money Online” website where you will promote WA.
Build a Make Money Online Website
Basically, you will write articles about how people make money online.
Your website will also have product or company reviews to inform your readers about scams or legit ways to make money.
Your website will promote Wealthy Affiliate through an affiliate program built into the WA platform.
If you build a “make money website”, your source of revenue will be through display ads and affiliate promotions.
You will make money through display ads like Google Ads and through the Wealthy Affiliate program.
Both methods of making money can earn your income during the first year and can become a full-time business after another year.
The second path to make money on Wealthy Affiliate is promoting affiliate or physical products for your niche website.
Build a Niche Website
A niche site could be anything from a mommy blog, to a fishing, fashion, or health website.
This path may take longer to decide because you need to research and decide which one is best for your business.
Your niche site will make money through display ads, affiliate products, and physical products.
In WA, they will show you how to promote affiliate products, but not build a drop shipping site.
Start now and choose a money making path that you feel confident promoting products to your readers.
Let’s get Familiar with WA
As a new member of Wealthy Affiliate, you need to get familiar with the WA platform.
Learning how to navigate the platform will help you get to the most important sections of the website.
The most important sections are:
The training category is next to the home link on top of the WA website.
In the training drop-down menu you will find access to the Wealthy Affiliate training courses.
These are the training courses you will need to get your business up and running.
You will visit the training category often in the beginning while you learn more about affiliate marketing.
The websites category has many options, but the most important one is accessing your website.
The site manager option shows you all websites you created and gives you login access to each one.
In site manager, you will access your website and login into your WordPress website dashboard.
The WordPress dashboard is where you will do most of your online work.
The site research category will give you access to Jaxxy keyword research tool.
This is my favorite and one of the most important features in WA.
The keyword research tool allows you to research keywords within your chosen niche market.
Jaxxy keyword research tool has many options for finding relevant keywords to any industry.
You will spend most of your time researching keywords, so it’s important to get familiar with Jaxxy.
The publish category is the place you can use to write your website articles.
In site content, you will write, spell check, publish, and store your website posts.
Think site content as your virtual writing office where you spend most of your time.
You can create templates, organize, check word count, and check for plagiarism before publishing articles.
The help category is located all the way to the right of the WA dashboard.
One of the most important features in site help is site support.
When you run into technical problems with your website, you need to create a support ticket.
I can tell you from experience that I use this feature often specially when I’m changing WordPress themes or plugins.
Before you build a skyscraper, you need to build a solid foundation.
To train in Wealthy Affiliate, go to the training tab on the top of the dashboard and choose your method of training.
At this stage you should have made a money making decision on what type of website you want to create.
If you created a “Make Money Online” website, then go to the Affiliate Bootcamp section.
However, if you created a website with a niche market of your choice, go to Online Entrepreneur Certification.
The most important things to know about both training programs is that they are different.
Both Wealthy Affiliate training courses are unique in how they build the website foundation.
Once you start your training, it will cover most of your questions throughout each lesson.
If you get stuck at any point or you need to clarify something, post a question into the live chat for fast help.
Get a Domain
Before creating a website, you will need a domain name that identifies your business.
You can purchase a domain in Wealthy Affiliate by going to the websites category tab and choosing site domains.
In site domains, you can search for a domain name of your choice and purchase one on the platform.
During training, you will learn more about getting domains, naming and purchasing.
Build a Website
Now that you have your favorite domain name, it’s time to build your website.
Go to the websites category on top of the WA dashboard and choose site builder.
Follow the instructions on how to build your WordPress website.
They explain the entire process through the training courses you are taking.
Excellent, now you have created your domain name and website in a few quick steps.
Continue with your WA training to learn how to set up the rest of your website components.
During each training lesson, you will get familiar with building a WordPress website and adding content.
At the end of all your training lessons, your website is finished and ready to make money
Continue your Education
Once you’re done with the affiliate training in Wealthy Affiliate, you need to continue your education.
This means searching for additional training outside the WA platform.
Of course, this is optional, but for me it was a tremendous help.
I always say that education never stops after you’re done with school.
There are many great websites that teach you about affiliate marketing and advance techniques.
Additional Learning Resources
One of my favorite websites to learn about WordPress is www.WPBeginner.com.
This is where I go to learn about WordPress plugins to add functions to my website.
For affiliate marketing information, I visit www.NeilPatel.com.
Neil is an expert in the industry and has made tons of money with affiliate marketing.
If you need blogging tips, go to www.FatStacksBlog.com.
Jon Dykstra is the owner of Fat Stacks blog and he helps people build blogs that make money.
His newsletter is probably better than his blog, but don’t tell him I told you that.
One of the most important part of being a WA member is that you can ask questions to other members.
They do not pay WA members to answer questions; They are part of a helpful community.
Don’t be afraid of asking questions about any part of the training in WA.
First, know that members like myself and other veterans can answer all kinds of affiliate marketing questions.
To get a more effective answer to your question, post the question below the training course.
If you need immediate help, type your question into the live chat room, and someone will help you.
Getting started with WA is easy and super fun; When I first discovered Wealthy Affiliate, I couldn’t believe it.
I was looking for a website that could teach me how to start an online business and make money.
To my surprise, Wealthy Affiliate taught me to build a website and learn how to manage it.
I was a little skeptic at first; I didn’t want to fall victim to another make money online scam.
However, when I finished my training, I found that the way to make money was legit.
The training teaches people how to build an online business that educates consumers about products and services.
I’m so happy I found WA, and now I want to give you the chance to see it for yourself.
Click on the button below to start as a free member and see for yourself what I’m talking about.
You need not buy anything, just look around and build a free website if you like.
If you join, make sure to look me up, I’m always ready to help new members.
Take me to Wealthy Affiliate, I want to get started right away.
Last Updated on November 10, 2020 by TonyMzn