Getting Started

Getting started with Wealthy Affiliate

In risk of sounding like a bad TV ad, I’d still like to proceed by asking a few questions…

Does money, or lack thereof, stress you out? Do you find it hard to make ends meet? Do you wonder if this is how it will always be?

Personally, I’ve had those thoughts plenty times…in fact, it was the urge to change this stressful everyday situation that led me to this online business opportunity that I will tell you all about here.

Whether you are looking to get some extra money to travel more often, or to pay those bills…or if you, like us, are aiming for financial freedom, then I strongly recommend that you continue reading this page.

I will do my very best to help you out and show you how to start your very own profitable online business, and how you can get started online in the next few minutes. You will get the skills to be self-reliant in your online business, through structured, effective and comprehensive training.

Please note that I am not talking about a ‘get rich quick scheme’. If you want to earn money on the Internet, you are going to have to work for it.

But it’s not complicated work; we can all do it if we get shown how. I mean, I am certainly no techy Internet guru (no pun intended to those who are), and yet you are on our website right now!

In fact, I believe that all you need in order to earn a living online is Support, Education…and a Website. Wealthy Affiliate has been fantastic in providing it all.


Getting started with Wealthy Affiliate1 – Excellent Support Network

I have found great support among the members, and especially as a newcomer to online business, this has been and still is, essential. If you are unsure which direction to go, want feedback on your work, or simply need motivation to keep improving what you have set out to do…you have it all there. I remember being positively surprised by how quickly I had someone step in and assist when I posted questions. (and I posted lots of questions to ‘test out’ if this Great Support talk was really true – it is). Here’s an example: Question regarding Website Layout


2 – A Website

There is no success in this business without a website. Please don’t let this stress you out. It is actually really simple to create a website! Yup, I was surprised too…When you sign up as a Starter Member with Wealthy Affiliate (I’ll tell you how shortly), you will get 2 fully functional websites for FREE. It only takes a few minutes to set up your very own website, and you will be guided through it step by step too.

And this leads me to the last requirement for a successful online business…


3 – Education

And your desire to learn and apply new knowledge. If you are like I was; a beginner in this field, then you must be willing to learn and apply your new skills on a regular basis. I truly believe that Wealthy Affiliate is the best hub to learn all you need. There is ongoing training, classroom forums, discussions, step-by-step videos, and more. It’s surely very interactive, and I doubt you’ll come across any stumble blocks that you won’t get guidance on.

Getting started with Wealthy Affiliate


If you want to skip reading further on my page, and rather head directly to the Wealthy Affiliate website, please feel free to do so. Here’s the link:

Don’t be shy to have a good look around, and do not feel any pressure to sign up. I am certainly not in this business to scam anyone, and I would never ask anyone to hand over their money to see what the opportunity is.

Let me tell you though, I do highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate as the most excellent forum to learn about making money online. Please check out my WA Review for even more details.

Best of all, it is totally FREE to sign up as a Starter Member.

I don’t want to sound cheesy, but it really does feel like a community of friendly colleagues. Everyone became members because they wanted to learn how to earn an income online, and no one became successful by doing it alone. I certainly can’t speak for everyone else, but I believe that this is why everyone is so keen and willing to help.

There is the option to upgrade to premium member, with more training options etc, but I would recommend that you become a Starter Member first. If you are serious about wanting to earn a living online, I am confident that you, too, will find Wealthy Affiliate extremely helpful. However, if it turns out it’s not for you, well then at least you haven’t lost a single $ on it.

For you information, here’s a snapshot of what you get as a both a Starter and Premium Member:

Getting started with Wealthy Affiliate

If you aren’t interested in affiliate marketing right now, then of course that’s fine. Who I am to tell you what to do? I have listed other “work from home” opportunities in the MAKING MONEY section of our website; so feel free to have a browse.


If you have any questions about Getting Started online, or if you have feedback for me, please do not hesitate to email me on or on the comments field below.

I will answer honestly and straight to the point, and I’d love to help!




22 Replies to “Getting Started”

  1. There are so many online business ideas which make it hard to choose which one to start and I don’t want to get scammed again.
    Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a really great training program and I like the sound of the helpful community and free to try membership.
    Before I sign up, I do have a few questions…

    Can I stay as a free member for as long as I want to?
    Is there a paid membership option too and what do I get with that?
    Is it easy to cancel if I decide not to continue?


    1. Hi Helen,
      Thanks for taking the time to read, and I appreciate your questions.
      You can stay as a free member for as long as you like, and you can also cancel at any time too. The Premium membership is available at under 50USD and will give you more options, more training, more everything. I did include a snapshot of the differences in the post, however, feel free to follow the link to the WA website if you want to see for yourself.

      Thanks again

      Have a lovely day!


  2. Hello Karina, 

    I really enjoyed the professional presentation of Wealthy Affiliate.I too am a member and can vouch for the excellent support ,even at the free starter membership level.I especially liked your idea of testing the community support by asking many questions.Your presentation covers all the aspects of the program with emphasis on the need to learn continuosly new subjects.Congratulations


  3. Ah Karina, you have covered it all. Wealthy Affiliate is a community to learn, to share, to meet friends online and to make money. Thanks for explaining everything so clearly. I think the best thing that WA offers is the support from members who are more experienced. You also have a variety of explanations, diagrams, videos and all, from which you can choose and learn.

    1. Thanks for those lovely words, really appreciate it. And I totally agree with you – the best thing about WA  is the infinite support, it really is something special

      thanks again – have a super day!


  4. Hello Karina, awesome it what comes to mind. You really do come across as someone that wants to help me make money and that you have found a great solution and community. You are very concise as to what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer in terms of benefits. The soft sell approach should attract trust in your visitor. 

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments Harvey, too nice. Really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. 

      Have a super day!

  5. Thanks for the post Karina. I have been looking for ways to make an extra buck and your article has really helped. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I definitely second everything you mention. WA is a great platform for education on affiliate marketing, creating your website and has an excellent hosting service with unbeatable prices.

    I will be quitting my job in a couple of weeks so that I can devote more time to my affiliate marketing site and as I have not yet been able to make the sales that I would like, I am looking for ways to do side things from home. Thank you for including these categories too. You rock!!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, really appreciate it. ​Seems you have the same experience with WA as I; the support and learning environment is second to none 🙂 I’ve been a member for more than 5 years now, and still learning new stuff every time I work on my websites or watch some new training videos. I think I went Premium within the first week of signing up 😉 and CONGRATS on being able to quit your day job, that’s amazing!

      I hope you had a fantastic day!


  6. Nice article, it gave me an insight and better understanding of how to start an online business, which can be very scary at the beginning.
    It seems that you know well about it and you are giving really points and reasons.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, really appreciate it. ​If you have any questions, please do let me know – I’ll try to respond in a timely manner.

      Thanks again, and have a lovely day!


  7. Karina, hello! You did a great job. Frankly speaking, I’ve studied a lot of articles on Wealthy Affiliate. Your topic is stated in a vital, frank and colloquial way. You know the topic and know how to explain.

    I am inside WA, convinced and convinced for the future that this is the best system. Of course, I have questions of a general nature and for each section of your post. For example, setting up my own website? Or how to create a powerful mailing list? Or will my non-commercial posts be as attractive as for Amazon products?

    But I appreciate you and your time, I can ask inside WA. 

    I made sure that the answers to most questions mature in the course of training. So we are in a reliable methodical system.

     You have written well and I will put your post in my correspondence. Thank you Mark

    1. Hello Mark! and thank you for taking the time to read and comment so well on my post. I really appreciate it. Seems you have the same experience with WA as I; the support and learning environment is second to none 🙂

      Thanks again, and I hope you had a fantastic day!


  8. Even though I’ve always wanted to work from home, I took years to actually get the courage to start because in the past I didn’t have the training, or knowledge I needed to get started, therefore, I think it’s one of the most (if not THE most) important things to look for if anyone is looking to work from home by owning their own business.

    Patience is also something people need to realize this takes and obviously you’ll need to be consistent with building your website and building it properly.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, really appreciate it. ​I agree with your comments wholeheartedly. I know for sure that I would have struggled more if it wasn’t for Wealthy Affiliate and the learning environment there. they taught me all I know about running an online business like this. And I’m never done learning 🙂

      I hope you had a fantastic day!


  9. Wealthy Affiliate is a good platform to signed in, do the need thing by go through the training one after the other, you will discovered as newbies, you we’ll become evolve and grow your on line business. There is another thing I notice determination and hardworking, try as much as possible to write quality content, you having website set up can’t making the money let there been quality content, review of product and getting link from other affiliate marketing into your websit.

    Again, optimization of SEO matters, make sure whenever you blog any content, give that content a well optimization, words that contained inside you article, so that it will be easy for search engine.

    The training matters, you will be thought what you never know before, like me I’m still learning new idea, new concept, new ways of getting evolve. Be an active comment, to help the community, your response or comment can help someone when he/she get stuck.

    Of course, never limit the power of social network, write as many content as possible, very soon the traffic will begin to roll in for you.

  10. Wealthy Affiliate is the best of the best, I really wish more people can see a great opportunity and sign up to such a great and incredible training, Everything here is awesome – the support, and everything is really the best to archive and create a best online business with just a website.

    1. ahh thank you for reading and commenting – legend! I may have mentioned it before, but I’ve been a member of WA for more than 5 years now, and I learn new things every day still. It’s like the perfect mentor! thanks again and I’m sure our paths will cross again



    1. Thanks for reading Ron! 🙂 and congrats on deciding to become a member. I’ve been part of WA for more than 5 years now – the support from other members and the value I get from everything I learn is just the best. I looked into a few options before signing up as a free member all those years ago – the SUPPORT being the #1 deciding factor.

      thanks again!


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