You are looking to make extra money and work from home or have always wanted to be an internet entrepreneur. However, the affiliate marketing world scares you, mainly because you are a newbie. Don’t be intimidated! Remember, we all were beginners at something during our lives; we weren’t born an expert in everything.
Now, how do you become an expert in the internet space? Well, it is pretty straightforward. But, first, you need to sign up for the best affiliate marketing training courses available within the industry.
Then, the next question becomes, where to go to get the most current, trending coaching available about affiliate marketing? Again, that’s a no-brainer, head over to Wealthy Affiliate!
This post will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the many courses available at Wealthy Affiliate, which is the best place to learn about internet marketing and grow your business.
So, without further ado, here is a sneak peek of the training available at Wealthy Affiliate:
Online Entrepreneur Certification Course to Learn the Ropes
The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) course is one of the core training available at WA. In fact, upon joining Wealthy Affiliate, you will be directed to that training course to learn the basics of internet marketing.
The OEC course includes five levels, as shown below:
Each level contains ten lessons, as shown in the image below:
The way the courses are designed is very interactive. It is not, by any means, a dull virtual classroom, where you sit in front of your computer and have to listen to someone talking or have to read pages after pages of notes. On the contrary, it is an active classroom, and you are involved in the lessons!
Since people don’t all learn in the same fashion, the training courses are built to take advantage of the different media available out there, such as videos, tutorials, and so on. Moreover, if you don’t understand something covered within the lesson, you can ask questions at the end of the lesson, and the WA community will be there to offer assistance!
Yes, you have to do homework or tasks for each lesson, but look at it this way, these tasks are actually aimed to help you build your online business while you learn about affiliate marketing!
Affiliate Bootcamp Training, Growing the Wealthy Affiliate Family!
The Affiliate Bootcamp training is the other main course available on the WA platform. It has seven levels and more than 70 lessons (see image below).
As a starter member, you have access to phase 1. If you want to continue the Bootcamp training (phases 2 to 7), you need to sign up for the WA Premium membership.
You probably think this is all nice and dandy, but which one should I do first? Certification courses or Bootcamp training?
Entrepreneur Certification or the Affiliate Bootcamp – A Dilemma… Well, Nope!
After joining the WA family, you start with the Entrepreneur Certification course, as I mentioned earlier. Early in training, you can choose your path, certification, or Bootcamp training. However, I strongly urge you to stick with the Entrepreneur Certification course.
Why? Because doing the OEC course first will allow you to learn the ropes of internet marketing. Also, some things are only taught through the Entrepreneur Certification course, such as the differences between an affiliate program and an affiliate network, why become an Amazon affiliate, etc.
The certification training is about turning your passion into a thriving online business! Thus, your niche for your business is one of your interests, which makes it considerably easier to write content since you are passionate about the chosen niche.
When I joined WA a few years back, I was just like you, totally clueless about affiliate marketing.
So, in order to get the hang of it, so to speak, I first did the Entrepreneur Certification course, and I chose as a niche one of my interests, African safaris. I created my business (website) around African safaris.
It enabled me to learn how to create content, what affiliate programs are, the proper way to use social media, and more while building my site. As a result, you can have a very successful online business based on your passion.
However, once you have finished the Entrepreneur Certification course, you can do the Affiliate Bootcamp training if you want to.
One of the advantages of doing the OEC course first is that it lets you become more comfortable with the tools and the WA platform itself. Since the Affiliate Bootcamp training is all about promoting Wealthy Affiliate, starting with the certification training gives you a head start and a better understanding of the WA platform. That makes sense, right?
There is also training for the more seasoned marketers such as email marketing, video marketing, PPC (Pay per Click), and local marketing. All of these lessons aim to help you further grow your online business.
Wealthy Affiliate Community – Well-Minded Affiliate Marketers
The Wealthy Affiliate platform is more than just tools and training courses! It’s a community of well-minded people sharing the same goals as you to become a successful affiliate marketer!
The WA community is vibrant, with more than 2 million members worldwide! The community encompasses people from different walks of life, including newbies, to thriving online entrepreneurs.
Thus, if you ever get stuck and need help, the best place to turn to is the WA community. You can pop into the Live Chat to ask questions, get advice about how to do things, or, if you prefer, ask your questions within the Wealthy Affiliate platform!
You will also find tutorials, training videos made by WA members covering many aspects of affiliate marketing, and so much more!
The WA community offers extensive support for anyone looking for it and a wealth of knowledge.
Live Events – Weekly Hangout with Jay!
The best way to stay current and up-to-date within the fast-evolving world of affiliate marketing is via the Live Events hosted by Jay Neill, the Training Chief here at WA. As a premium member, you can attend the weekly webinar on Friday. No worries, if you missed one, they are recorded! So, you have access to more than hundreds of hours of video class replays!
My Final Thoughts
Here you have a comprehensive walkthrough of the training courses available at Wealthy Affiliate. If you want to be successful online, the first thing you need to do is educate yourself.
Ready to learn about affiliate marketing? If so, I recommend that you sign up for the free starter membership, where you will have access to Level 1 of the Entrepreneur Certification course. By the end of the course, you will have chosen your direction, built a website, learned the basics of affiliate marketing, and be on your way toward managing a thriving online business!
Although, if you are serious about becoming an expert in your niche, you should consider taking the next step and upgrading to the Premium membership.
It will enable you to learn more about internet marketing as you will have access to all the training courses and one-on-one coaching by the owners, Kyle and Carson, which is totally unheard of! Just think about this for a minute, how often do you have access to the CEO of a company, even in the offline world?
If you have any questions about the WA training courses or want to share your online experiences, please leave a comment below. I am looking forward to hearing your stories.