Kyle & Carson has always sought to be the best source of instruction and training when it comes to marketing and making money on the Internet. Specializing in affiliate marketing, the Wealthy Affiliate training programs have done just that – gone way above and beyond all other training programs in the industry, thus holding industry leadership since the membership first began. Here are the nuts and bolts on how you learn & earn at Wealthy Affiliate…
“We Can Teach Anyone Affiliate Marketing”
With a membership at about 1.2 million strong, tens of thousands of members those who followed Wealthy Affiliate courses of instruction and took action on what they have learnt have made affiliate marketing and related industries their main income source. Many have moved on to become millionaires. Wealthy Affiliate has more success stories than any other online business training platform can boast.
The byword shown above once graced the earlier Wealthy Affiliate Platform in the early 2010s. Though it is not used anymore, it goes on to say that this is still true for those who will take the effort to do the work and put what they learn to work for them. Wealthy Affiliate has countless success stories that verify its excellence in being the right kind of education geared to developing entrepreneur skills in its membership.
This Overview is about Wealthy Affiliate’s training, all of which are accessable through the Main Menu. Therefore, all the elements in that menu will be featured here but emphasis will be on the training elements therein.
To access all of the training areas at Wealthy Affilate, you must go to the main navigational menu which is located in the left sidebar just under the My Wealthy Affiliate square (where your avatar is.) Now all in one place, and not scattered around, this menu comprises 7 links which open into pop-ups which, like the My Wealthy Affiliate sqare, opens to the right of the menu. Each menu item has hits own pop-up. From the pop-ups you can navigate to specific areas within each of the seven items. The Main Menu, a simple and attractive element on the platform, has the following elements:
- Live Events
- Live Chat
- Help Center
We will now briefly cover what’s in each of these…
This link simply takes you back to the Home Page. The features found here are the Newsfeed and Live Chat elements. These were covered in detail in Overview 
Online Entrepreneur Certification
This Course has evolved from the earlier 8-Week Action Plan Course, to an early version of the  Certified Course. It evolved to the Article Marketing Club, a month-long structured Course, and over the years, with adaptations and updates, to its present form today.
The Course presently has 5 levels as follows:
- Getting Started
- Building Your Won Traffilc-Producing Website
- Making Money
- Mastering Social Engagement
- Achieving Maximum Success through Content Creation
The objective of this Course is to create, build, monetize and populate with content, a niche-based website.
There has always been training at Wealthy Affiliate for affiliate marketing. This is what WA specializes in however, an actual Course with the stand-alone objective of learning how to build campaigns and utilizing the onboard affiliate program, did not begin until 2011, known today, as it was then, as the Affiliate Bootcamp. In the Course, you actively join the Affiliate Program (if you haven’t already,) This is a learn & earn opportunity where you make an online commissions direclty from Wealthy Affiliate. The Course presently has 7 levels as follows:
- Getting Your Business Rolling
- Content, Keywords & Conversions
- Giving Your Site Social Value
- Get Visual, Get Aesthetic, Get a Brand through Meida
- Knowing Your Audiences and Catapulting Your Referrals
- Bing, Yahoo and the power of PPC
- How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns
My Training Activity
Wealthy Affiliate has always had a history of training modules you’ve been to, at least since the late 2000s, possibly a new feature with the v.03 Platform Update. Peviously this was a simple text-based list with each element linked to the training you’ve been to so you can revisit to review, pick up where you left off, etc.
The History will take you to any recorded Webinar, Course Tutorial or Video Tutorial you’ve been to.
The latest Platform overhaul now comes with the History in a graphical interface rather than text and lists quite a few and reaches further back into your training history than ever before. At the top, in the interface’s header, bar, you can search for whatever training you are looking for and there is also a button that will take you to the Create Training Area where you can create any of the three types of modules that fits your training objectives.
Over the years, one of the most common complaints about the Wealthy Affiliate Platform has been it’s maze-like array, often causing members, new and seasoned alike, to get lost as in a House of Mirrors. With the introduction of Wealthy Affiliate’s Open Education Project (OEP or Wealthy Affiliate v.04,) Kyle, Carson & team began to untangle this mess.
Today this effort has evolved into an extremely effective categorizing application known as Training HQ.
This area allows you to customize your search for specific topics covered within the entire body of training Courses, Live Events and Tutorials on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform.
Upon opening the interface, you will find the training modules set to “All”, “All”” and “Popular.” (Please refer to the image above) Using the three directives together to customize your training search, you have a total of 72 customization options to choose from. The simplicity of this system makes for pinpointing your desired training modules in seconds!
There is no more getting lost on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform!.
The introduction of the Classrooms was one of the early attempts at categorizing the massive body of training modules on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform. This was the major beginning of this effort in the Open Education Project.
The Classrooms area has become a major component on the Platform above and beyond categorization. However, this is still the Classrooms’ main function. Since their beginning, WA Questions came into being, that is, the separate formal writing platform especially designed for asking questions. When a members compose their questions, they must choose which Classroom the question can best be categorized under. Each question comes up in the Newsfeed and other areas, including onboard and email notifications, where other members can find and answer them.
The 13 Classrooms were listed in the previous Segment and will be repeated here:
- Getting Started
- WA Affiliate Program
- Keyword, Niche and Market Research
- Everything WordPress
- Authoring & Writing Content
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Engagement & Marketing
- Website Development & Programming
- Local Marketing
- Video Marketing
- Email Marketing
- The Wealthy Affiliate Program
- Pay Per Click Marketing
Since the beginning of Kyle & Carson’s venture into affiliate marketing, they have shown others how to build successful websites that convert and earn revenue. This has always been one of the main components in the training at Wealthy Affiliate, beginning with one-on-one instruction back in the days when the it was a keyword list site. As it developed and improved, Kyle and Carson invented Site Rubix, a modular-based website-building tool that made it possible for affiliates to concentrate on their website’s content, not the ardious task of hand-coding their websites!
As Kyle & Carson (and team) were updating and improving Site Rubix, WordPress came out and quickly gained popularity as being the best content management system available. They scrapped Site Rubix and adoped a new system, WordPress Express to take its place. As this sytem improved, the name was changed back to Site Rubix. In the latest major Platform update now being featured here, the name was dropped altogether.
Aside from the history and that building websites is a topic of instruction at Wealthy Affiliate, I will be publishing an entire post on the topic of Wealthy Affiliate website-building very soon and this will go into much more detail.
This refers to Jay’s (Magistudios) Live Webinars. The first of these debuted on September 4, 2010, discussing backlinks, an SEO strategy that is now dated. All of the 2010 and 2011 titles have been removed because the information in them have become dated as Google and other search engines update their algorithms.
Jay is a highly successful Internet marketer who has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2007 and from early on was one of the prominant helpers and members on the Platform. Each Friday, late afternoon (by Pacific Time) Jay hosts a live broadcast on the Platform ranging widely across all topics relevant to affiliate marketing and the Wealthy Affiliate Platform. Jay even covers topics relating to business organization and any others that help members optimize their businesses.
The training is always simple, straight-forward and easy to understand. Jay is a talented individual, relates well with everybody and apt to teach. The class lesson is always followed by a Q&A session that can sometimes last as long as the class instruction itself.
The weekly class is a must for any member, novice or seasoned, who seeks to take their business and campaigns to the next level! Jay is an outstanding teacher and coach!
This refers to the Jaaxy Keyword, Niche & Search Analysis Suite. Aside from including an image showing the menu uptions on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform, Jaaxy is covered in my Jaaxy Review since, though instructions on research is taught at Wealthy Affiliate, the link is about actual keyword research on that platform and not on lessons that teach it. All of the menu options open into their respective areas within the Jaaxy Tool and serve as direct links straight from the WA Platform.
The Wealthy Affiliate Platform has had a chat engine for most of its life. There was an earlier attempt to have one sometime about 2007 or 2008. Ths chat engine apparently proved to be too much of burden on available website resources, needed perfection, or some other reason, made it necessary for its removal.
In 2011, the Live Chat came into being with improved features. At first, it once again became a burden but this was rectified over time.
Little needs to be said about Live Chat except that it is an indispensible learning tool used by members who need quick answers to their questions rather than going to the formal writing platform for that purpose. The Live Chat always hums with activity, slowing somewhat when it is nighttime in the American continents, and has its busiest times when both the American and Western European folks are not in bed. The Live Chat can become extremely busy at times, making it hard to select the intended person to reply to and to get questions and concerns replied to because the board moves down so quickly. This occurs when a number of discussions are going on at the same time, ranging from business to personal interests as is the nature of any chat engine.
Currently there are two chat engines going on the Platform, the main one of course, and on Friday evenings, one for the Live Training attendees.
The Help and Support arena at Wealthy Affiliate is a fairly large operation involving several levels and therefore will be covered in the next Segment.
This is one of the longest, if not THE longest Segment in the Series. I appreciate your patience in reading through the length of it. As a reward, I will try to make the next about half this size LOL!
The training at Wealthy Affiliate indeed can’t be matched and has put all competitors in the dust years ago. Wealthy Affiliate is the best now than it ever has been. One would think it couldn’t get any better, but how many times have I been proven wrong on this, when it actually did get better – too many times to count!
The life of an entrepreneur hinges on never being satisfied with a final product. Their work is never done, but entrepreneurs make that their lives and thus, is how the world gets better in these ways.
The next Segment will discuss the final link in the Main Menu – the Help Center.
If you would like more information about Wealthy Affiliate, please stop by my Wealthy Affiliate Review. Otherwise, go on to the nest Segment below. Thanks gain!