Kyle and Carson are the founders of the #1 online training platform for budding entrepreneurs called wealthy affiliate. They co-started this business about 10 years ago after other successful online endeavors.
Since it’s inception, it has grown its community to thousands of self driven successful entrepreneurs with interest ranging from sports to families and every topic in between.
I have been a member for a little over a year now and I have learned a lot from them. I have been able to build two successful websites, this one and another (tatihsportstrollers.com) with their support.
I was surprised when I became a member that both Kyle and Carson took the time to personally welcome me. They have since then continue to check to see how I am doing with my business.
Wealthy affiliate (WA) offers so much that I haven’t been able to go through it all. There are a ton of lessons in writing and video format. They also offer live video tutorials and one on one coaching to their premium members.
Wealthy affiliate has a test drive program where for seven days, you will have access to everything. This includeS one on one coaching, live chat, blogging, the ability to ask questions to the community, a ton of lessons and more.
After this trial period, if you choose to go premium, you will retain access to everything but if you don’t you will still have access to a lot. You can chose to keep your free membership for ever with limited access to lessons and other tools. You will have access to the free member lessons and the ability to build two free websites which wealthy affiliate will host for free.
Kyle and Carson really have a good thing going at wealthy affiliate; it is like nothing I have experienced before. Believe me I have combed the internet with a fine tooth comb.
What has Kyle and Carson built at wealthy affiliate?
In one word, a lot. There used to be a time when learning what WA offers in its free membership lessons took months of research. But at WA, all this information is a click away. Let me list the benefits you will get by joining,
Free starter membership
The saying “look before you leap” resonates with me at a very deep level. Before I join any program, I have got to be able to try it first for free. Money is scarce and I didn’t plan on wasting any especially since I joined in December (all the holiday shopping and all).
When I started filling out the form to join, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop but it never did. They said they were not going to ask for my credit card and they kept their promise.
I was prompted to go online in search for a work from home job when I found out Baby #4 was on the way, yay! Don’t ask me what I was thinking because I wasn’t, seriously who thinks at a moment like that.
I digress, anyway I started thinking then and I was worried about having to stay at home for an extended period of time with no pay check.
Before I stumbled on to WA, I came across so many quick money schemes. They were very tempting but my daddy always said nothing good comes easy. So I kept searching until WA came along and saved the day.
My idea was to find a job I could do from home like may be fill online paper work or answer calls or something. So basically, I was still thinking of working for someone. It never occurred to me that I could be my own boss until I got the waking call from WA.
It is pretty cool to own a website and now I own two that are gradually making me money. I am not rich yet but I am a dreamer.
Like I mentioned earlier, at WA even as a free member, you can own a website. Why own a website?
Well the answer is pretty easy, if you are going to run a business online, you need a place to tell the world about your business. You can always use your facebook page but it is more like a temporal home for your business.
The final destination is your website. This is where you will write and post content, place advertiser’s link, affiliate links and more.
Like my website right here or at tatihsportstrollers.com, you will see that I have written content on a variety of topics and that I have a whole lot of advertisement too.
Content help attract visitors who can end up buying the things you write about.
Buy and register a domain name
Before you own and run a website, you need a domain name. A domain name is a name like abc.com or xyz.org. There are many other endings like .edu, .uk and .net. Your domain name is like your address; it is the name under which your website is registered.
Some platforms can build a website for you but can’t sell a domain name and vice versa but at WA, you can do both. This makes it so easy because you do not have to go through the process of transferring your domain name from another website to WA.
Make new friends and mentors
The community at WA are packed with heavy weight entrepreneurs you can learn from. Some of these people have built successful online businesses and are ready to help you do the same. At WA, all you need to do is ask a question and several people jump right in to help you find the answer. It is surreal!
They have more than 500,000 members and counting. Kyle and Carson will jump right in to help with questions as much as they can.
When you have a website, it is like having a trailer. You need a place to park it online and this cost a monthly fee in many places. At WA, it is free for all its members. Free members can have two websites hosted for free and premium members 50 websites.
Hosting a website is one thing, keeping it safe is another. There are so many hackers trying relentlessly to hack into many websites. At WA, they take care of security so you can focus on what is truely important, building your business.
They even back up your content that way, you can always recover it should something happen.
Both free members and premium members get structural lessons that give a step by step guide to starting and maintaining a successful business.
Lessons come in many formats; written, live and recorded video tutorials. Lessons are updated constantly to keep up with current trends and techniques in the field of online marketing.
But how can Kyle and Carson help me fulfil my dreams?
Is your dream to work from home fulltime or part-time? Are you tired of your 9-5 job? Did something happen lately that made you decide to try your hands at self employment?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are at the right place. At WA, you will learn many ways to market online. Your business could be based on referring products you believe in for a fraction of the sale (affiliate marketing) or selling your own products.
Many people have skills in art and craft but they lack a market for their products. The internet is a huge market. Some people have excellent teaching skills like Kyle and Carson and can use the internet to draw attention to themselves.
There is an infinity of possibilities when it comes to online marketing. Find a passion or something you think you can build a business on and begin the process with the help of an education platform like WA.
As a free or premium member, you can become an affiliate of WA. By becoming an affiliate, you chose to promote WA to the world. This niche is called the money making niche because by promoting WA, you are helping people learn how to make money from home.
They have a very generous affiliate program.
As a member, you are under no obligation to become an affiliate. It is completely your choice. Many members run very successful businesses without ever becoming an affiliates of WA.
You have got to look before you leap in the online world. If you look into wealthy affiliate, you will see a lot of potentials. You have nothing to lose but a lot to gain.