I recommend starting with the Free Account as it’s a great way to see what this business is all about without having to take any risk whatsoever.
When you create your account, you’re taken through a 10 part course that’s really useful
Here’s a more detailed look at what you will learn along the way:
Lesson 1: Getting Rolling!
This is a basic introduction to how the course works, how to access the tutorials and so on. It’s also the first time that you will meet the owners and founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson. They are the two people who are responsible for setting 100’s of thousands of people on their way to online success.
Lesson 2: How to make money online
This lesson lays the foundation of all that follows. It will help you get to grips with the fundamental 4 step process that underpins the most popular way of earning money online. If anything is not clear, remember you can ask me for help (either within Wealthy Affiliate or here on this page) or ask the community for help. You will never be alone!
Lesson 3: Choose a niche
Your website will be about whatever you want it to be. There are literally thousands of subjects you could choose from. This lesson will help you identify the topics that you are interested in and then help you decide on the best one for you. You can also ask other members what they think about your choice!
This lesson introduces you to the concept of domain names and how to create your very own website on the Wealthy Affiliate servers. You have two free sites that come with the course so you can practice on one and then use the second for real or you can develop two different sites if you prefer.
Lesson 5: Setting up your website
Here you will learn what plugins to activate, how to delete the default posts that WordPress installs, how to update the site settings and get everything ready to start building content.
Lesson 6: Getting your site ready for the search engines
Here you are introduced to the WordPress All in one SEO plugin. This handy piece of software streamlines your site’s settings to maximise its ability to be found within the major search engines of the internet. It’s easy to install and easy to use, all explained in an easy to follow video tutorial.
Lesson 7: Keywords
Creating content on your site is about attracting visitors. Visitors search for a wide range of things on the search engines and your site is attempting to capture as many of those people as possible. Learn here how you can use keyword research to target these potential customers and bring them to your website
Lesson 8: Creating website pages
Here the construction begins! Learn how to name pages, include them in your menus and fill them with content. By this stage you will have come a long way.
Lesson 9: How to create quality for your visitors
You are looking to create a fantastic user experience as this will encourage people to keep coming back to your site and they will also tell their friends about you too. This lesson shows you how to get the best from your content.
Lesson 10: Congratulations and what comes next
A summary of what you have achieved and how you can continue to grow your business
This is one of the best free courses available on the web today. You can start as a complete newbie and end up with a functioning website that the search engines can find and you can update.
It can be accessed online 24 hours a day so you can work through the lessons whatever time is best for you. That’s great if you have only a few spare hours here and there and have a busy lifestyle.
If you have any questions about any of the lessons or the course as a whole, please ask them via the comment box below and I’ll answer them for you as soon as I can.