The Best Way To Learn About Affiliate Marketing

You’ve chosen Affiliate Marketing as your method to build your online business. Your success begins with getting the best training possible. Logic tells you that the best always costs the most. It is not affordable. So, you settle for the next best thing.


Let me summarize The Best Way To Learn About Affiliate Marketing that is available to you below:Affiliate Marketing Course Benefits Summary

You have selected Affiliate Marketing as the business you wish to do and for good reason! Proof is staring you in the face all over the Internet. Others have become very successful in Affiliate Marketing. Wikipedia has a lot to say about Affiliate Marketing. It makes a good pedantic read. Right!

There is this little thing called FEAR! You are afraid that if you did this alone, by yourself, you would screw up.

There are so many factors you must address. Such as creating a website; writing helpful blog posts; getting your posts ranked high; channeling loads of traffic; and finally achieving an income through conversions. By this I mean getting visitors to your website who actually buy. Only when purchases are made, will you earn commissions.

Mess up any one of these steps and you could be walking into a barren desert of despair till you eventually give up.

I have good news for you. After years of false starts I have found just ONE company that provides World Class training not only in Affiliate Marketing, but also in any kind of online marketing. Years of paying for overpriced training eventually led me to this destination. The company is called Wealthy Affiliate!

It cracks the code FOR YOU in all the challenges I listed above. I created a detailed Blog Post called, The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros where you can review this whole program. Much like checking out the landscape from an airplane. You can see all the pieces but not much detail. I placed links in the above training that will lead you to the details in subsequent posts.

So what does it cost?

It costs nothing to check it out. No credit card required. And you can have access to the Beginners Course for as long as you wish.

After going through the beginners lessons, creating your website and getting your business niche started, you may decide you want to learn it all. How much will it cost to become a Premium Member?

My subscription comes out to less than $1 A DAY!

You read that right! I decided to pay my subscription annually and that is what it comes to. If you prefer, you can pay $49 monthly.

Among the many benefits is free hosting for up to 10 websites. I’ll go more into this in my Website Blog Post.

Compare that to paying for a college course. Or other Affiliate Marketing courses that will cost you thousands of dollars. When I discovered Wealthy Affiliate about 5 months ago, I couldn’t believe my find! I wish I had found it much sooner.

There is a catch though. You won’t find any Up-Sells lurking in the shadows! And that is the catch. When you see how much value you get here, you wonder when is the next shoe going to fall. When are you going to be hit up to pay more?

NEVER! That’s right. NEVER! 

Now that we’ve got the elephant in the room brought down to the size of a mouse, let’s continue.

This Blog Post is to show you the FIRST ELEMENT of this training platform. You start your training path here. It is called, drum roll please!

The Dashboard!

You may have even found my cornerstone Blog Post called “The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros” post first, and came here from the Dashboard link I placed there. Let’s review what is a Dashboard and why is it crucial to your training. This is the launching stage of The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing – Wealthy Affiliate!

The best way to review the Dashboard is to utilize the picture below. In fact, there are several important functions in the Dashboard starting with your Profile.


When you click your profile picture, the window shown on the left opens. Below my name there are three numbers based on Rank, Posts and Network. As you progress through the training, ask questions and participate on the platform, your rank will rise. There are more than 1.5 Million members in Wealthy Affiliate and my rank was 76 when I took this screenshot. This number can rise and fall as your rank is relative to the other members. So you could get ahead of others, and vice versa.

One of the factors to get more visitors through higher rankings in the search engines is to publish blog posts regularly. Wealthy Affiliate provides you with the training and opportunity to write effective blog posts. The Training Platform is a great place to practice. As you can see, I had 39 posts published. I expect that to increase substantially in the months ahead.

In just five months my network of friends in Wealthy Affiliate had reached 1,400. As I write this, it has increased to 1,700 members.

In the right window above, you can access several other function. I am not going to address those as the captions tell you what they do.

Platform Destinations

Below my profile you see a list of platform destinations. Everything on the left margin is in view no matter what page of the platform you navigate to. This makes it so easy to go to any sector at any time. I consider the Dashboard HOME. So if I feel I’m lost, I can go back home in a jiffy with the click of the mouse! The destination tabs are in order:

  1. Dashboard – Wealthy Affiliate Home Page. The focus of this Blog Post.
  2. Training
  3. Websites
  4. Live Events
  5. Research
  6. Affiliate Programs
  7. Live Chat
  8. Help Center

Training Status

I have completed the Onine Entrepreneur Certification training. The top middle area shows that I had completed Phase 3 of the Affiliate Bootcamp training. Currently I have started Phase 3 and on the 2nd Lesson on how to use affiliate links properly. There are 7 Phases with each phase consisting of 10 Lessons. The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) I had completed, consisted of 5 Levels. Each of these Levels also had 10 Lessons.

I am proud to state I have only been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for five months. In that time I have created two websites. Got several of my posts on the first page of the search engines and a few in the number 1 spot. Got my first commission from using Google AdSense. And made a lot of friends here.

Whenever I get stuck, I can ask the community for help. Several members get back to me within the hour with the answers I need. Paying It Forward In Action! This is a great way to make progress fast.

Both the OEC and the Affiliate Bootcamp provided the first 10 Lessons free to newbies who signed up for free.

When free members upgrade to Premium the training kicks off into high gear! I will go into the total training in more detail when I publish my Blog Post on the Wealthy Affiliate Training Modules.

New Premium Members

Moving further down the middle of the Dashboard a live feed of free members upgrading to Premium is displayed, With over 1.5 Million Premium Members, upgrades from Free Members are occurring virtually non atop. The Wealthy Affiliate Training Platform is available in 143 countries worldwide.

New Premium members are enthusiastically welcomed by the existing Membership and especially by Kyle and Carson who are the founders and owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

As you scroll down in the Dashboard the following areas will appear:


Hot Topics

Members Accomplishments

Motivating Posts

New Training Posted By Qualified Members

New Free Members

New Questions From Members

Top 10 Posts

Top 10 Training

Members Websites Liked By Google And Ranked High

Real Time Chat

On the right side bar a running feed of the real time chat is displayed. Any member can post a question there and another member who has an answer will respond within seconds. Likewise, if you see another member ask a question and you have the answer, we are encouraged to respond with our knowledge.

Wealthy Affiliate is not only a training platform, but also a live, vibrant community. Much like Facebook. But providing real benefits instead of just socializing.

Top Bar

Like the left margin containing the 8 sector tabs, the top margin also is always visible, It consists of the following functions left to right:

1. Question window – You can ask a question here. A drop down list of solutions will appear that are relevant. If you do not see your answer shown, you can type in your question and it will be answered by another experienced member or staff.

2. The pencil icon links you to the creative site of Wealthy Affiliate. The picture below provides the details:

3. The W icon opens up the Credit area. In Wealthy Affiliate you earn credits, some of it in cash, for writing site comments and training modules when you are certified to perform these functions. There are benchmarks a member needs to meet in order to be granted these privileges.

4. Since Wealthy Affiliate is an Affiliate Marketing Training Platform, it is only fitting that they have their own Affiliate income earning opportunities for its members. When a member promotes the Wealthy Affiliate Program and gets paid members, they earn a commission. The $ icon takes you to the area where affiliate links and banners are located. These can be used to promote Wealthy Affiliate on ones website. The Affiliate Bootcamp training shows the correct way to do this for any affiliate marketing company including Wealthy Affiliate.

5. The Airplane icon shows how many sales in one calendar year will earn a member an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas for an exclusive gathering of the leaders of this community. That is where new programs are discussed that will have significant impact on the Training Platform in the future. Members who earn this trip, are also treated to free gourmet meals and special events.

6. The Bell icon is where notifications are located.

7. Finally, the envelops icon leads a member to the messaging center. Here is where one can send and receive private messages from any member, including the owners, Kyle and Carson.

Summary of The Importance Of A Superb Dashboard

The founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson shown below, have honed this training platform since 2005 into the best Affiliate Marketing training Course in the Internet Marketing Industry. Read their reasons why and that will tell you a great deal about the caring individuals they are. They care for you and me!

Hence they have made the Wealthy Affiliate Platform so easy to navigate with this amazing Dashboard. It takes you where you want and need to go quickly. It saves you time. And in this business, time is money. As better systems emerge from the company think tank, they are implemented right away.

Kyle and Carson, Cofounders

Parting Thoughts

Before I leave you from my Dashboard Post, I’d like to ask you what do you think about Affiliate Marketing in general? Also what do you think about Affiliate Marketing in general as well as what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer?

If you have any questions, comments or words of advice, please leave them in the comments section below.

Of course, I also invite you to click and join Wealthy Affiliate personally for FREE!


Note: (This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on a link to the Merchant’s site and purchase something I may earn a commission.The price you pay will be the same if you went to the Merchant’s site directly.)


12 thoughts on “The Best Way To Learn About Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Nicely written Edwin,

    I love WA’s affiliate marketing lessons. I was from a program called Dot Com Secrets and I was curious so I tried out WA’s free starter account. Man, have I been in the wrong program! After finishing my blog and it’s looking greater than ever, I finally stopped my hostings and subscription and brought everything to WA instead.

    For me, WA is a one-stop online business center and I highly recommend beginners to give it a go, it’s worth it! Plus that new affiliate program search feature they just released saves me a lot of time too because previously with DCS, I was wasting time finding programs to promote manually which was tedious. What’s your favorite WA feature? 😀

    1. Edwin Bernard

      Riaz, thanks for your comments. Glad you moved over to Wealthy Affiliate from Dot Com Secrets. I did an overview of Wealthy Affiliate. There is so much to like in the Wealthy Affiliate Training Platform. However, my favorite feature is the Keyword Research Tool, Jaaxy. 

      All the best to you.


  2. Cathy Cavarzan

    Wow first off I love your dashboard. I am a member of wealthy affiliate myself going on a year now and I could not be happier with everything I have learned! Not only that Wealthy Affiliate allows you to earn from the platform itself, by giving comments you could pay for your membership. You can also earn by giving your own training to members. An awesome affiliate program itself. The best part with what you learn you can be in business for yourself!! Highly recommended

    1. Edwin Bernard

      Cathy, thanks for your comments. You brought up an important point. By giving members an opportunity to earn cash on giving comments as well as setting up trainings, Wealthy Affiliate sets itself apart from other Internet Marketing training sites. But Affiliate Marketing may not be right for everyone. I published a Blog Post where I mentioned the reasons why. But I also used that to illustrate traits that a budding Affiliate Marketer must have to succeed. 

      I wish you much success in your Internet Marketing business!

      Edwin Bernard

  3. As I read the first few opening lines of your post the realisation set in you could very easily be writing about me. Sure, it all sounds good on paper but when you come down to the nut and bolts of it, it does feel like you are going to have to do this on your own, then you say ‘How?’ 

    How can I learn to build a website, write content and get my work seen by the search engines? If it was easy then everyone would be doing it. Well, not everyone has found Wealthy Affiliate because if they had they would see that everything they need is right there for them. 

    As with any new venture, it can be daunting. The first time you step onto the Wealthy Affiliate Platform you are greeted with a very easy to understand, user friendly format. Nothing to fear here. If at any stage you get stuck, there will always be another member eager and willing to help. 

    1. Edwin Bernard


      You got it by your insightful comment that if building an online business was that easy everyone would be doing it. The process requires information and guidelines that are not readily available in a form that is easily understood. 

      Wealthy Affiliate demystifies the process in a way that anyone can successfully follow. It requires hard work and persistence following a winning formula to succeed. We are provided with the winning formula here. Our job is to put in the hard work and be persistent. 

      I wish you much success in your online business building efforts.



  4. Robert J Warneck

    Wealthy Affiliate truly has everything all set up for someone to get started on a successful path to creating a website and having a forum that actually wants to help with questions you have or something you’re stuck with.  I 

    Because of Wealthy Affiliate, a beginner like me has been able to create a website, write blogs, and all by following the step-by-step training WA offers.  You are on point when you say the owners really want to see us succeed, and it’s not because “they want our money,” otherwise they wouldn’t have the platform the way it is!  

    You give excellent detail on what to look for when you first look at your dashboard. A question I have is how did you rank so well within such a short time? Is really all about just blogging and creating great keywords?  Or do you need something like Google AdSense to work along with it?


    1. Edwin Bernard


      Thanks for your excellent comments. You got the right idea how this training platform works. 

      AdSense does not contribute to search engine rankings. It helps you earn revenue after your views increase. I achieved my rankings organically. I used the training on how to find the most effective Keywords. My articles and website setups were based on using good SEO practices taught here. You also need to publish high value articles often. Google likes this. 

      Thanks once again for your comments. I suggest you check out my other articles on this website.

      All the best to you.


  5. Hi there!

    I will take you up on your offer to try out Wealthy Affiliate to see what it has to offer.

    From what I read in your article, it seems too good to be true, that such training platform can possibly exist on the internet.

    I have encountered so many fake systems that promise but never deliver, it makes me doubt if there are any real ones.

    But I must say everything about this Wealthy Affiliate sounds so different and very real.

    For example, the fact they are letting people try it for free, definitely shows it won’t be a scam, no scammer will let you try their system for free.

    I also love that everything that I will need to start and grow my affiliate marketimg business can be found in one place, that gives one peace of mind.

    Support is another very important thing to me, and I can see you portray them as having such a strong support system.

    I will definitely give it a go and see what they have to offer.

    Thanks for sharing this article.

    1. Edwin Bernard


      Glad to hear from you. You may want to check out a recent article I wrote that summarizes the whole Wealthy Affiliate platform that will provide you with the total picture

      I am writing several articles on each of the Wealthy Affiliate functions, such as Keyword Research, Affiliate Programs Research, Training, etc. Stay tuned. 

      In the meantime please sign up from the links on this website and I will be there to help you in building your online affiliate marketing business. 

      Much success to you.


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