Step-by-Step Affiliate Marketing for Beginners 2020

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I can still remember the moment and excitement of when I had made my first affiliate commission, or rather the moment I realized when I woke up one morning to the email…

I jumped up and couldn’t wait to tell the wife that I had made my first sale from Amazon after working tirelessly for months to achieve it.

It was only a $3 Amazon commission…

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But until your realize how much it means to your to achieve your first dollar online, then your will not know how important and exciting that moment was.

To those of your who have made your first dollar, your will know exactly what I mean. The feeling of excitement and elation is beyond description and it doesn’t matter that it was only $3, it proved that affiliate marketing did work!!

You will start to tell yourself, “This Works!”

You will start to gain confidence in your own ability and your motivation will only increase!

Many people have gone on from this point and gone on to the point where they are earning a full-time income (a 4-figure passive income every month) from Affiliate Marketing. We will show your some results later in the post.

Don’t worry if your haven’t made any money online yet, regardless of whether you have not started with affiliate marketing or you are still struggling to break through.

Because in this post, we are going to give to your a step-by-step guide to succeed in Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.

This information is going to be totally relevant as we go into 2020 and beyond.

Our promise is that your will be walking away from this guide with your own fully functional website which is ready to make money after reading this post in full.

However, that is only guaranteed if your follow the guide closely and TAKE ACTION from what we have said in the guide!

Agreed?

For the sake of people who have not heard of Affiliate Marketing, or those who think they know what Affiliate Marketing is but have been led astray elsewhere, let’s get into explaining the basics of Affiliate Marketing.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Before I got started in Affiliate Marketing, I didn’t even know it existed. I was looking online for ways to make money online and came across a blog talking about ways to make money online and they started talking about Affiliate Marketing. At first, I didn’t even know what it meant. But when your get into what Affiliate Marketing is, your realize that everyone has been involved in it one way or another without even realizing it.

For example, many of us of used an Uber. When your refer your friends to try Uber or become an Uber Driver, Uber rewards your with a coupon code to use on your next trip, right?

That is affiliate marketing in action. It is basically referring people or recommending a product or service to people and getting a reward. Sometimes it’s a coupon, other times it is a commission.

Let’s look into another example…

Let’s say your are looking to purchase a new tablet. But your aren’t sure of which one to go for. Do your buy an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy?

What is the first thing that your will do?

That’s easy, your would go to Google and type in something like Best Tablet or “iPad vs. Galaxy Samsung tablet”.

You will find blog posts written to help your with your decision. If your have eventually purchased your tablet online, then an affiliate marketer will be making money because of your buying that tablet.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Basically, Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting other people’s products or services and earning a commission from the sale.

a flow chart showing how affiliate marketing worksIn the case of the tablet example, when your did your online research the post that your landed on was probably written by an Affiliate Marketer. Or maybe your landed on a YouTube video and they were doing a comparison of the different tablets and they had an affiliate link within their video description.

Either way, when your click on their link and go and purchase your tablet online, that affiliate marketer is credited by the seller and they will pay them a commission.

Which means, a percentage of the money your paid for the tablet will go to an Affiliate.

SO, if we searched for the “best tablets of 2019…” gives us the post below:

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This has been written (really well) and offers a great insight into the best tablets for your. It also includes Affiliate Links.

This post can be making money for this Affiliate Marketer 24/7 365 because they will be people reading this post from all over the world. Anytime someone clicks on it and decides to buy a tablet, they will be earning money regardless of whether they are awake or not.

That is how Affiliate Marketing works and that is how powerful it is too!

So, the real questions at this point is…

Do your want to do something once and get paid over and over again?

Why Affiliate Marketing?

There are plenty of reasons why we feel Affiliate Marketing is the best way for a beginner to earn money online. We are going to discuss the top 4 reasons why your should consider Affiliate Marketing.

Potential for a Full-Time Passive Income Stream

Think about a normal job, your work 9 hours and get paid for 9 hours. You don’t get paid more if your perform better… Put simply, your will never achieve financial freedom in that traditional system and that mindset.

That is why Affiliate Marketing is the ideal system. It has the potential for your to do something once (write a blog post) and get paid over and over again. Your website/business can be working for your even whilst your sleep or travel. This is about creating a passive income stream.

This is about having the right mindset and knowing that the more effort your put in, the better the results will have. You are showing a fantastic mindset just by reading this guide. Take action and your can change your life and start to pursue your dreams.

Fully Flexible Working Schedule

In the early days your are probably going to need to keep on with your full or part-time job. But once your business is on the right path, your can kind sack your BOSS and plan your own working schedule.

The good thing about an online business that your don’t have a boss to listen to. You don’t need to work set hours. You can work from wherever your want to.

You can literally work anywhere… as long as your have WIFI of course.

The local coffee shop, your sofa, even whilst traveling the world. Wherever your feel most comfortable, that is where your will get the best benefit.

No Need to Sell

I bet your have heard of the business model called MLM or Multi-Level Marketing. It can also be referred to as Network Marketing. Maybe your have tried it or are doing it right now.

Either way, we all know that not everyone is born to be a salesperson. The problem with most MLM’s are the products are too expensive, do not always have a benefit and there is always a pressure to make a quota.a salesperson getting a sale That is when your start to push these products onto your friends and family and ruin those relationships.

The beauty of Affiliate Marketing is that none of that will happen. For starters, your will not be having to deal with anyone face to face as your website will be doing the selling for your.

People only need to find a friendly and helpful website, not your personally.

There are plenty of people who are introverted and find it hard to meet new people, let alone sell to them. But many introverts have found affiliate marketing the perfect way for them to make money online by helping people from behind their keyboard.

No Prior Experience Needed

I am serious, there is no need to know coding or how to build a website. You don’t need to learn any sales techniques. All your need to bring to the table is your time and effort.

Before I learned about Affiliate Marketing, I didn’t know how to build a website. I didn’t think my writing was any good, let alone how to deal with affiliate programs or even what they were.

But here I am helping new people get online and that is because I had the best training on the planet. All I had to bring was my determination to make this work and it is… I’ll show your the results later.

Who is Affiliate Marketing For?

At first I was going to write Affiliate Marketing is for everyone… However, there is a catch to that statement.

To make this work your need to start thinking about the long game!

Affiliate Marketing is not a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme. You will not wake up in a week and find yourself earning a 4-figure monthly salary from Affiliate Marketing.

The main difference between Affiliate Marketing and a traditional job is whether your are thinking about the long term or the short term.

Let me explain. In a normal job, your work for your next paycheck. If your knew your weren’t going to get paid, your wouldn’t do the work, right?

The opposite can be true too, if your stop working your will not get paid.

With Affiliate Marketing, your are working for your passive income streams. When your start to earn from your passive income streams, your work only if your choose to, not because your have to!

If your can get that into your head, your will do extremely well. You need to work hard and then your will see the results, but not just around the corner.

Back to who is affiliate marketing for, your do not need to have any prior experience to get started with affiliate marketing. That is because we have an awesome community to help your every step of the way.

But your need to have the will and determination to succeed online, then we will welcome your with open arms.

How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2020 (and beyond)?

You might be surprised by how many ways there are to make money from Affiliate Marketing. There are tons of ways! For example, your can sell your affiliate products via Email, Solo Ads, Pay Per Click (PPC), Social Media, Sales Funnels, etc.

But the one we are going to focus on is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Content Marketing.

Don’t worry if it sounds really complicated, it isn’t and the huge benefit is that it is a free way of attracting visitors. Follow our steps and your will be in really good hands!

The first step to make money is to sign up with an Affiliate Program. The most common ones are:

These are called affiliate networks and it is where your can find thousands or millions of products for your to be able to promote as an affiliate

(You have probably already heard of Amazon and they have one of the biggest affiliate networks in the world. Check out my Amazon Associates guide to learn more about how to get started with Amazon)

Signing up to become an affiliate is FREE. SO, if your ever come across one that requires your to pay a fee then it is probably best to stay away from it.

Once your are in the affiliate program, your will be given a special link called an affiliate link. This is the link that will track who was the affiliate that referred the sale.

To make money from affiliate marketing, all your need to do is get people to make a purchase via your affiliate link…

It sounds really easy but getting people to purchase through your affiliate link is sadly not that simple. We will cover exactly how your can do it in the next section.

Step-by-Step Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners

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We will be giving your a brief overview of how to get started with Affiliate Marketing. So, don’t worry if your feel lost or don’t understand certain parts. You can always check out this community for further help and guidance!)

Step 1: Choose Your Niche

The first step is to choose your niche. A niche is a specific market your want to go in, and it can also describe the target audience who will be interested in the things your are going to promote.

Narrowing down your niche will help your determine the topic of your website and the affiliate products your are going to be promoting.

A good starting point is to think about a passion, an interest or a hobby your have. This should mean your already have some knowledge and experience in that subject area. It also means your will be interested in learning more about that subject to help others.

Don’t worry if your are thinking, “But I am not an Expert” your don’t need to be. Believe it or not, your don’t need to be an expert to make money.

Some experts out there, don’t really know how to leverage their knowledge to make money.

The main focus you need is to learn the “marketing” aspect. As long as your know how to market a product and put it in front of the right target audience effectively, your can make money even if your are not an expert.

As your authority and knowledge grows, so will your level of expertise.

Step 2: It’s All in the Planning

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For Affiliate Marketing there are two things your are going to need to be good at planning. One of them is your time and the other is your strategy.

Most of us will tell your that we started off doing affiliate marketing part-time. So, your are going to need to be good at time management between your time spent at your current job, family commitments and your new business.

Ideally, your will want to spend at least 2 to 4 hours per day on your new business.

It might seem impossible, but when your factor in how much your want this and the amount of time your have probably spent (wasted) on social media, your could easily find 2 hours a day for your new venture.

As for the strategy, our recommendation is content marketing. This means creating content consistently. You are going to need to plan how many blog posts your are going to write each week, what are they going to be about, etc.

Once your get started, your will find your have a much better understanding of what to prepare and how to plan your week

Step 3: Build a Website

Now, we are getting to the really exciting stuff!!

That is because your are going to have your very own website set up and ready to start making your money.

Building a website is not that complicated these days, thanks to the technology we have your don’t even need to know a single line of code.

Many of us affiliate marketers do not know anything about website coding or programming (myself included)

Nowadays, with the help of tools like SiteRubix, your can build yourself a website within minutes. It just takes a couple of clicks and your will have your very own website.design a website Step 4: Affiliate Products Research

Now we are at a point where we can start researching for affiliate products we can promote on your new website. But your need to consider the relevance of those products and not just the profitability.

You can’t just promote anything and everything on your blog. Relevancy is the key to converting sales.

The more relevant the product is to your target audience, the higher the chance they will buy it from your.

I have found the best way to research for products relevant to your niche is through Amazon. You can check out the best seller list to get ideas. See what is getting good reviews in your chosen category screen and also see what is selling well too.

amazon best sellers screenYou will notice they have a number of tabs your can use for research:

  • Best Sellers
  • New Releases
  • Movers & Shakers
  • Most Wished For
  • Gift Ideas

Just by going through these, your can get a good idea of what people are interested in learning more about within your niche.

Step 5: Drive Targeted Traffic (Visitors)

Once your have got your affiliate product and post in place, your need to drive traffic to your landing page or product review page because that is where your have your affiliate links.

There are lots of ways to generate traffic, we aren’t going to list them all, but we can categorise them into 2 main ways:

  • Free Traffic
  • Paid Traffic

Simply put, the free traffic is the visitors that will come to your website from Google search or Social Media.

The paid traffic is where visitors come to your website through your paid advertisements.

Step 6: Make Sales

Notice how this is the last step – Making Money.

As long as your have done all the hard work of putting a highly relevant product in front of a highly relevant audience with all the trimmings that go with that process, your will make money!

All in all, The Affiliate Marketing process can be broken down into these 4 main stages:

4 Steps of Affiliate Marketing

How Much Money Can I Make with Affiliate Marketing?

One of the most common questions we will get asked is, “How much money can I make with Affiliate Marketing?”

The real answer is, as much as your can imagine.

There are successful Affiliate Marketers like Pat Flynn who is earning more than $2 million dollars.

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That might seem like light years away, so what we did was grab some income reports from some members within our community.

Success Stories Because of the Community We Recommend…

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wealthy affiliate success story 4$0 to $10k in 3 Years

Now, we know that is going to lead to your second question: how long will it take me to earn that kind of money?

Let us try to give you a realistic expectation. From experience, your can start making your first few sales within 3 to 4 months. You could be earning a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars within 1 to 2 years’ time.

Are your willing to spend 1 to 2 years of your life to build your own PASSIVE INCOME so that your don’t have to work a normal job for the rest of your life?

It should be a no-brainer, right?

But the problem is your are going to need to put in the time and effort and make some sacrifices in that 1 to 2 years to achieve it!

We are not able to give your a guarantee or a promise that it will work to those timelines. It is just a rough gauge, as every situation will be slightly different.

You might be thinking, if anyone can build their own passive income online in just a few years’ time, and never have to work again why there are so many people still struggling financially?

I am glad your asked, that is why we created the next section.

Top Tips to Double or Triple Your Success Rate in Affiliate Marketing!

Most people fail because they do not follow the advice below and they walk away too soon and thinking it isn’t working, when in reality they didn’t give it enough time.

Treat it Like a Business

You are only going to be able to achieve results with affiliate marketing if your treat this like a business. Because, it is a business model!

What we mean by treating it like a business is dedicated time every day to achieving something, anything and really putting some focus on your business.

You cannot expect to work part-time and earn a full-time income. That is not how this works.

But that is the biggest problem, people play with it. They work really hard for a couple of days and think they should see results from it, but that is where your mentality is back with the normal day job.

They will think that they will only put in the effort when they see some results. However, the reality is it is the other way around. Only when your are willing to put in the effort, then your can see results!

You need to set yourself daily, weekly and monthly targets and then strive to achieve them. You might not achieve them all, but at least your will be on the right track.

Remain Consistent

This will be common amongst anything we do in life. You cannot expect to attend the gym for one session and expect to have lost weight or gained muscle mass. That is impossible. You would need to set yourself a strict regime of training to achieve whatever your target is.

Affiliate Marketing is no different, your will need to have a well-planned schedule that your can follow and that allows your to put in consistent work.

But this doesn’t just mean working on your website, this also means investing in yourself with education too. You are going to have to find the balance of working on your business and learning what it will take to become better at elements to do with your business.

It can be hard to find the balance, there are many who work tirelessly on their website but never spend time to improve their skills. They might be doing something wrong, but they will never know and could be doing something wrong over and over again. And also wondering why it isn’t converting into sales.

But the same could be said for someone who is constantly learning new skills and methods, but if they never put them into action – what is the point?

The balance is key to your building a solid foundation and then growing it into a financial free future.

You Need Patience

Affiliate Marketing will not make your rich overnight, it is not a get-rich-quick scheme. This means your are going to have to be patient.

You have probably found plenty of adverts for systems that promise your that your can earn thousands within a couple of days, following this simple system.

We can tell your that almost all of them are scams, and if they are not technically a scam, they will not do exactly what they tell your it will do.

I have seen systems where they claim your can earn thousands overnight. When your do the research, your find that they want your to pay a huge fee and then they tell your about Affiliate Marketing. They provide only basic training and no help and have just robbed your have a couple of hundred dollars for your trouble.

My point is be extremely careful out there.

In Affiliate Marketing, your will not see any significant results in the first few months. But this is about building for the long-term game. If your are persistent and stay patient along the process, your will be able to get the results your so deserve.

The amount your can imagine can and will be achieved, if your stay patient and determined…

Find a Mentor

To be successful in affiliate marketing, our final tip is to find a mentor from whom your can model.find a mentor

But how can your find a mentor without paying an expensive fee?

Don’t worry, we have got your back. Like we have mentioned a few times in this guide, there is a community where we like to hang out. There are a lot of successful affiliate marketers in many different markets ready to help your out.

This community is a great resource, and we have a number of different mentors from whom we are following and learning from.

All your need to do is Create a FREE account here and your will be able to mastermind with other like-minded affiliate marketers very soon

Conclusion

Affiliate Marketing is by far the best option to make money online. Affiliate Marketing is going nowhere and with ecommerce growing at such a pace, it is going to be around for a very long time. Retail ecommerce sales are only going one way and that is upwards.

Are You Ready To…?

  • Do Something Once and Get Paid over and over again
  • Make Money Whilst You Sleep
  • Work Anytime & Anywhere your Want
  • Have More Time to Be with Your Family
  • Plus Many Other Benefits…

We have tried to cover as much as we can within this post and we hope your have found it useful? If your have any questions, we encourage your to write them in the comments section below and we will get back to your as soon as we can.

We hope your are really considering Affiliate Marketing and your can start building for your future with what your have learned.

All the Best

John & Gem

Want a Laptop Lifestyle? Make Money Online with These 4 Simple Steps…

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Most people are looking for a way to have the laptop lifestyle and make money online via the internet.  But what exactly is the laptop lifestyle, and how do you get it?  Is it as easy as those gurus make it sound online? How long does it take? Is it really possible to make money from your laptop?

The answer is you can definitely make money from your laptop!!

We will be going through everything you need to know and, more importantly how you can actually achieve a laptop lifestyle where you can work wherever you like, as long as you have Wi-Fi, of course.

What Do I Mean by a Laptop Lifestyle?

The biggest problem you have when you start searching for ways to make money online is the amount of people who tell Laptop Lifestyle - Work from Anywhereyou:

  • It is easy to make money online
  • You don’t actually have to do anything, it is done for you
  • You can earn money from a beach whilst the system does the work for you

I am not one of those people, you are going to have to put in a lot of effort and put in the time to be able to have a laptop lifestyle.

To me, a laptop lifestyle means that you can earn money from anywhere.  You are not tied down to one place or a job where you have to clock in every day and do something that you do not enjoy.

If you are willing to put the effort in, you can start to have what is called a “passive income” and that is what a laptop lifestyle is all about.  It is such a fantastic feeling when you wake up in the morning, load up your emails and find that you earned money overnight.

You can pop to a coffee shop and do a little work.  You can lie on a beach, do a little work and see that you are able to earn money.

But the emphasis on any way to make money online is that you need to be able to put the time and effort in to be able to enjoy the benefit of working anywhere in the world and earn money even though you might not be active at that point a sale is made.

Passive income and a laptop lifestyle come hand in hand, and as long as you have done the groundwork and built up your online business you can be a fantastic point where your business will be making money at any point, regardless of whether you are in front of the laptop or not.

In fact, I know a few people who are travelling the world whilst using the same method we are going to be talking about and are making money whilst exploring the world.

Done right, the laptop lifestyle will lead to you earning a passive income and being able to give up your day job and doing something based on something that you love and by helping other people.

Put in the hard work now, build the foundations and then later on you can find that you are not having to work so hard to make money – but you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Why Affiliate Marketing is the Answer

Online, you will find there are plenty of different ways for you to make money online.  Some will be scams; some will notWhy Affiliate Marketing is the Answer end up being able to actually lead to a laptop lifestyle and then there are some that are a fantastic idea.

It still amazes me that a few years ago, when I was looking for an opportunity online that I had never heard of affiliate marketing before than point.

Yet, it is now our top recommended business opportunity online because it is one of the simplest premises in the world.  You can get started with little investment and it also means you get to choose a subject that you already love.

MLM requires to invest heavily at the start and has such a low success rate.  Binary options requires a level of playing the stock markets and other guru-type programs end up costing you thousands with nothing to show for it at the end.

But with Affiliate Marketing and the right training, you will be learning how to utilise free traffic methods to promote products and services in a niche that you know something about.  You will help people learn about that niche and that will lead to you being able to make money online.

Affiliate Marketing doesn’t require any special skills other than the ability to learn and then to put what you learn into action.

Yes, it requires hard work, but nothing is given in this life for free.  Anyone who states that you are able to earn money by doing nothing is not your friend.

Affiliate Marketing can lead to a point where you are earning money on autopilot, but not without putting in the groundwork.  Not without laying down the foundation.  It also requires upkeep too.

I am not saying this route is easy, but it is simple.  If you are ready to learn how to build your own passive income business online, and earn the right to live a laptop lifestyle then we can help you get started with the 4 steps below

Our 4 Simple Steps to a Laptop Lifestyle

We can help you start on your route to a laptop lifestyle, but we need a few commitments from you… You will need to sign up to the below commitments:

  • You are Willing to Learn
  • You are Willing to Take Action
  • You are Willing to Not Give Up!

Affiliate Marketing takes patience above all things, and the main reason why people fail in affiliate marketing is the fact that they give up.  Earning money from Affiliate Marketing could happen within a month, a few months or a year.  This all depends on how much time you are able to put into it.  It took me 6 months, but as I had a full-time job and a family to work around with my online business it was actually quite a good achievement considering the niche I chose.  But the main thing you need to understand is the main factors with success is time and effort.  We will show you a proven step-by-step guide to building an affiliate marketing business, but you are the one that is going to need to take action from it.

Before we get into the 4 steps, we want to ensure you fully understand how affiliate marketing works.  That way you know!

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Ever heard of Amazon?  I would be extremely surprised if you haven’t.  The world’s largest marketplace has an affiliate program.  This is the example we are going to use to show you how you are going to make money online.  There are thousands of affiliate programs, but Amazon is by far the best starting point for an affiliate marketer just starting out.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work Flow Diagram

We are also going to use coffee machines, as our subject or niche too.

Affiliate Marketing is where you are able to promote products or services related to a niche of your choice and earn a commission from any sales that are made via your affiliate link.

Sounds weird, right?  Let’s use the examples to make it simpler to understand.

I am a potential customer who is looking for the best coffee machine for my needs.  That means I need to do a bit of research into what is the best coffee machine for me.  So, I go to Google and type in a search or keyword.  The image below shows the results that came up, below the ads:

a screenshot of a google search for best coffee machine to help explain the premise

I land on a blog called expertreviews and they have written a blog post about the best coffee machines for use at home.

They have also written some great hints and tips to help narrow down which is the best coffee machine, whether I want a manual espresso machine, a bean to cup machine, a pod machine or a filter coffee machine.

Probably a few things I hadn’t really given much thought to regards the right machine for me.

But what this blog also includes is affiliate links to Amazon:

an example of a blogger promoting an affiliate offer

If I was ready to buy the above manual espresso coffee machine, then all I needed to do was click buy now and this would take me to the exact Amazon page I needed to be able to complete the transaction.

Think of the benefits for this website having affiliate links.  They don’t need to handle payments, as Amazon is doing that.

  • They don’t need to worry about being online when the reader is on the page.
  • All they needed to do was provide the really insightful post in the first place.

But here is the added benefit – That website will receive a commission every time someone lands on this page and follows one of their affiliate links to Amazon.

Amazon’s commission rate is lower than others, but as it is a trusted platform people will buy from them without a second thought increasing your conversions.

That coffee machine I was looking at was £549 in the black Friday sale.  If I did buy that, the expert reviews website owner would earn 4%.  Which is £21.96.

I know you might not think that is a lot, but there is no limit on how many people could click that link and that is just one product.

10 customers, it becomes £219.60.  100 customers, it becomes £2,196.00.

Plus, like we said as you expand you can include other affiliate programs with much higher commission rates, your income can increase a lot.

But to earn money through affiliate marketing, you have to start somewhere.  This is where these 4 steps come in.

Choose a Niche (Your Hobby)

What is your affiliate marketing business going to be based on.  This is your first big decision, but it might not be as difficultexample of a hobby - lady knitting

as you might think.  This is because we are going to suggest you pick something that you already know something about.  You already enjoy talking about this subject and you will enjoy helping other people and engaging with other people about.  That is why we suggest you start with choosing one of your hobbies.

If we go back to why people fail, it is because they give up too early.  But that also comes down to them picking a niche based on them thinking it is a profitable niche.

Let me tell you, that any niche can be profitable.  But the key difference between choosing something you love compared to a subject you don’t know – you get bored of the one you don’t know; you don’t know what to write about and your content dries up – guess what?

No content, no sales!

That is why we say, pick a hobby and then narrow it down to a niche.  If you want the best chance to succeed, you need to target a narrow section of the market and not start too broad.

That is because of the amount of competition out there, if you just chose dogs as a niche, then that is way too broad and you are not identifying and targeting a specific target audience.

Now, if we went with dogs but targeted the healthy dog nutrition niche.  That is a specific target audience, with products and services you can also target too.

So, if I was looking for healthy dog food then hitting your website all about dog nutrition would tell me you know what youA picture of two dogs - niche idea

are talking about, as you are providing me insightful information about how to keep my dog healthy and the best food to be feeding my dog and I am more inclined to follow your affiliate links and buy stuff that earns you money.

If you start with a hobby, you are onto a great start as you will have some knowledge that you can share with others and are more interested in learning more to expand your knowledge and in turn, helping others too.

Does that make sense?  I hope it does and if you want help narrowing down your niche, drop a note in the comments section and I will be more than happy to help you.

This can be used for any subject, but just make sure you narrow it down as best you can.

Key Points:

  • Narrow down your subject to a niche
  • Identify a target audience
  • Identify their needs
  • How can you help that target audience in reference to your niche?

Build a Website

You need a foundation to your affiliate marketing business and that is a website.  If you are truly in this for the long haul where you are going to be earning big money through affiliate marketing, you need a website. build a website - website imageThere are some that state you don’t need a website; you can promote through social media.  However, people are starting to not trust social media as much as they used to, and some social media platforms do not really like affiliate links.  So, you might start promoting on social media, but find that you cannot post your links. Hence, you cannot make money.

The other argument is that if you send people blindly to affiliate links, it is proven not to always work.  This is because you have missed the important link – the helping part.

Consider, if I already knew what to buy, I would go straight to the retailer and buy it.  The reason affiliate marketing is successful, is because people want to research and learn more before making a purchasing decision.  That is the fundamental part of online shopping.  They want help, not blind affiliate links.

By having a website, you can create a web where you are taking people from social media to your website where they can learn and then buy through your affiliate links when they are ready.  That is where the customer purchase lifecycle comes in, as you can create content for different steps of the lifecycle and capture customers that you can take through all the steps until they are ready to make a purchase.

That is why you need a website.  It is yours and you can build a brand around it that will earn you money for years to come.

Building a website these days is relatively easy, but our top recommendation for Affiliate Marketing is WordPress.  It is really easy to get your head around and is preferred by the search engines which is a huge bonus when it comes to the next stage of getting traffic.

If you feel like you are ready to build a website, then we recommend the SiteRubix hosting.

SiteRubix is brought to you by the guys behind Wealthy Affiliate.  Wealthy Affiliate is a complete training program for affiliate marketers.  It is the platform we started with a few years ago, and we have not looked back.  We will be going into more detail later, but their WordPress hosting is second to none.  If you want to build a free website with SiteRubix, and get access to free training from Wealthy Affiliate – Then use the free tool below to see if your chosen website name is available.

Gain an Audience (Traffic)

Now, if you have been following the steps you will have your very own WordPress website online and gained access to free An image of an audience - gain an audience for your website

training within Wealthy Affiliate where you will be learning how affiliate marketing works and how to gain an audience…

If you want to earn money, you need to work on this step first.  Making money does not come until you start getting traffic through to your website.

Wealthy Affiliate and our recommendation is you target free methods of gaining traffic.  The main one we will be talking you through is called Search Engine Optimisation or SEO.

It sounds complicated, but it basically means creating content and posting it on your website, and then telling the search engines about it so they rank it in their search results.

That blog post earlier from expert reviews would have done the same.

By creating helpful content that helps the readers, and then using a free SEO plugin on your website (already provided by Wealthy Affiliate) you can then get your blog post up to the top of the search results too against your target keyword.

It all sounds overly complicated, but in essence it isn’t.  I am writing this blog post now, I will then publish to my website (already done by the time you are reading it) and then I will follow the few steps given to me by the guys at Wealthy Affiliate that tells the search engines “Hey, I have written a blog post that I think is helpful… can you rank it in your search engines please?”

It then appears for people to find.  You will follow the exact same steps.

You will learn about keyword research, creating content, SEO and engaging the audience to gain traffic.

As your website is new, it will take a bit of time for the search engines to take notice.  But as long as you are creating helpful content that has identified a target audience and has helped answer their questions, then you are onto a winning formula.

When you first start noticing people are visiting your website, it is a fantastic feeling.  Once you start seeing that traffic, it is time to step it up and start adding affiliate links

Earn Money!

Notice how we have left this to the last step.  You need to understand that this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.  That thean image of coins - earn money focus needs to be on helping people and not making money.

Helping People Makes you Money, focusing on the Money Doesn’t!

If you had a website on day one that was filled with affiliate links and not much helpful content, do you think Google would take notice?

I know I wouldn’t as a reader.  That is how clever the search engines have become; they read your content and see how helpful it is.  The methods that worked ten years ago, will not work today.

Search Engines want to find the best answers to questions and put them at the top of the search results.  If you provide a better answer then an established brand, then you can easily get to the top of the search results.  But the key thing is that Quality is really important.

Your content needs to help, be detailed and have a point.  As soon as you start selling, then you are not helping and that will result in lower rankings.

I know you can do this, but your focus needs to be on helping!!

How Long Will It Take to Make Money?

OK, this is the question that always comes up.  There are loads of factors including:

  • Which niche you choose
  • How much time can you invest each week?
  • How much effort you put in – both learning and doing
  • How much do you want that laptop lifestyle?

I go back to my point earlier, the main reason why affiliate marketers fail is because they walk away too soon.

No one can really tell you how long it will take.  There are members of Wealthy Affiliate who earned money within a month or two.  There are others that didn’t earn anything for a year but are then earning a 4-figure salary every month from affiliate marketing.

The main thing you need to consider is that as long as you follow the training we recommend, put in the time and effort that you can and don’t give up – you will earn money from affiliate marketing!

The only reason you won’t, is because you walk away before you do.

To put it into context, I had a full-time job and a family to work around.  I was only able to work after my son and wife had gone to bed.  I would grab an hour each evening.  One night I would go through a lesson in Wealthy Affiliate and the next night I would put into action what I had learned the night before.  I would write a blog post the next evening, and then get back to learning.  It took me 6 months to earn my first commission.  But I see so many people walk away before that point, and I feel so sorry for them because they feel like they have failed.  But they didn’t, they gave up.  There is a huge difference.

On the other end of the scale, Wealthy Affiliate has super affiliates who are earning huge sums every month.  But they will tell you the same thing that I am telling you.  You need to put the effort in, if you want to achieve what they have.

Jerry worked in a restaurant every day all day, but he worked every spare second he could to escape that existence – he is now a Super Affiliate, and he is well on his way of becoming super successful with his training courses, etc.  A special young man.  But he will tell you to “Hustle”.  I am sure he needs to trademark the hashtag, hustle.  But he will always tell you that you need to work hard to be able to play hard.

If you want this, are you going to go and get it?

Where Can I Get Help?

The important thing to know is that you do not need to feel like you are on your own.  You will not be doing this on yourWhere to Get Help to Get Started - a girl helping a boy up from falling own, in the slightest.  I remember when I first got started and joined Wealthy Affiliate.  I thought I might feel like I was on my own.  Nope, that was simply not the case.  I joined a fantastic network of people that has grown to over 1.4 million members.  The network is always active with people online ready to help beginners start their journey.  You also get access to the platform owners, Kyle & Carson.  Kyle was the one who helped me narrow down my first niche, and you will always see them active in the community.

The one thing you will take away from their training is that helping people is the core attribute to success – They live to this mentality, by helping people.

You will not find a better platform to get started.  I used to describe it as a training platform, but that hardly does it justice.  It offers all the training, tools and support you will need to become a successful affiliate marketer.  You will have access to support at any point from their easy to use dashboard.

But here is something else you will get if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate and start your journey towards achieving a laptop lifestyle… You will get my personal guidance through starting your affiliate marketing business.  Any questions, you will be able to access me directly through Wealthy Affiliate.  If I don’t know the answer, I will know someone who will, and I will help you get started!!

Wealthy Affiliate is a pay-it-forward platform which means everyone is here to help you.

The only decision you have to make is, are you ready to get started?

Are You Ready to Get Started?

That, I will leave up to you.  Affiliate Marketing is by far the best option for someone looking to make money online, it is beginner friendly with training like Wealthy Affiliate’s.

Want help choosing a niche, or anything to do with WordPress or anything at all you will get help and support within Wealthy Affiliate.

I will just leave you with this, if you truly want a way to earn money online, leave the day job behind and live a laptop lifestyle like in all those flashy videos online then affiliate marketing can help you achieve that.  But don’t lose sight of the fact that it requires hard work to achieve that lifestyle.

You will need to work hard around your current job to achieve this, but guess what?

Any website you land on that says you can earn money overnight is lying to you.  They are a scam and only after your money.

Affiliate Marketing is a genuine route to earning money online.  It is a proven.   We are making money from affiliate marketing online.  But it all starts with working hard to get to that point.

If you are still reading this, then I know you are someone who can make this work for you!!

All you need to do is click the button below and get started with a free Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership and see where that takes you…

free starter membership for wealthy affiliate

If you want to research a little more into Wealthy Affiliate, I totally understand and here is a link to our Wealthy Affiliate review – But if you click the button above you will begin your affiliate marketing journey now and get our support thrown in!

Thanks for checking out our post.  If you are currently living a laptop lifestyle, have any experience with Wealthy Affiliate and want to share or have any questions at all – then please write them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as we can 😉

How to Start an Online Business Today – Best Black Friday Deal

Start an Online Business Online with a Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Membership Deal

Whenever you start thinking about Black Friday, you immediately start thinking about what bargains you can get.  Whether it be a great deal on a Smart TV, or something for the partner and kids ready for Christmas.  That is what comes first to mind. 
But I bet you never thought it might be the best time to build a future where you will have Financial Freedom earning a Passive Income Online…

What we are talking about is an online business opportunity where you will get everything you need to build an online business for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day.

Just Think About That for a Minute…

Why wouldn’t you want to build an online business where you are the boss, you have no one to answer to but yourself.  Work when you want to, Do something for you and reap the benefits of your own hard work.

Many people search for how to start a business, but they usually explore the Bricks & Mortar route.  But consider the costs associated with that kind of business:

  • Rent
  • Service Charges
  • Electricity, etc
  • Staffing Costs

Bricks & Mortar businesses can cost thousands before you can really get started and that is a scary thought.

Let’s Get Back to The Online Business Option

Now, we are not proposing any scary MLM business or anything that is profoundly difficult.  You will be building an online business where you help people and make money from that one principle.

This is a business that we have been doing for a couple of years and are finding it highly successful if you have the right training and support.

The Black Friday deal will also allow you to get everything you need to start this online business and it will cost you less than a coffee each day.  It will cost you only 82 cents a day to get this amazing offer.  But you will only have a limited time to take up this offer and we are not sure if they will be offering the same deal again…

The Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Banner, with a 49% Discount

But What Do You Get for 82 Cents a Day?

Affiliate Marketing is the Business Opportunity that we are suggesting.  It is a fantastic way of making money where you are going to promote products, such as those from Amazon and earn a commission for every sale you make through your affiliate link.

What that 82 cents a day gets you is instant access to the most comprehensive affiliate marketing and online business training platform there is online.

You will get access to a full suite of training that will take you through every step from launching your own free website, to learning how to master affiliate marketing and getting your website to the top of the search engines.

You get access to the weekly live training that takes you through important and more advanced techniques to grow your sales and your commissions.

Get Access to Research Tools & Engagement Tools.

Get Access to a Personal Mentor, that would be us and we will always be there to help you on your journey.

Their exact methods and training plan have taken hundreds of thousands of people through every step needed to build an online business.  There are also some that have become Super Affiliates because of the training.

If you take into account the cost of many of these tools separately, you could be talking hundreds of dollars a month to run an online business but with this BLACK FRIDAY deal you are looking at paying 82 cents a day or $299 a year.

The website hosting alone is worth over $250 a month and they include it within your membership.

But the Offer Doesn’t Stop There…

This Black Friday Deal will save you a Huge 49% on the usual price and it might be the last time it remains at this price, but by signing up within the Black Friday time you will be “grandfathered” into that price so regardless of any future price increases, you will only ever pay $299 a year going forward.

Wealthy Affiliate offers the most fantastic platform for prospective online business owners and they are always working on making it even better.

Here are the improvements they have made this year alone, and there are also going to be some fantastic bonuses if you decide this is the right time for you to start an online business…

2019 Wealthy Affiliate Improvements:

  • New Email Platform – New & Improved Email Platform for Your Websites
  • Video Training 2.0 – Improved Video Training UX & Speed for WA Training
  • Kraken Image Optimisation – Industry-Leading Optimisation for all Websites
  • Affiliate Programs Platform – Search & Find the Most Lucrative Programs
  • SiteComments 2.0 & Accreditation – The Ability to Earn Through Commenting at WA
  • Super Affiliate Challenge 2.0 – A 12-Month Step-by-Step Training to Affiliate Success

You will get instant access to all of these improvements and be on the road to becoming a successful online business owner.

If you are still not sure what you would be doing to make money, then let us go through the stages you will be taken through to get started.

WA Black Friday Banner with 49% Discount

What Will You Be Doing?

WE said earlier, you would be building an online business with a view to harnessing affiliate marketing to make money.

The training will take you through the important steps to getting started like:

  • Choosing a Niche – picking an interest that you enjoy and can help people with, as your starting point
  • Building a Website – This is going to be the foundation to your online business.
  • Getting Visitors to Your Website – You will learn how to get your content in front of people to view your affiliate offers
  • Earn Money – Teaching you how to improve your conversions and ultimately make this a profitable business

But the training, tools and support don’t stop there.  You will also learn how to scale up your business, or you could explore the Super Affiliate Challenge.  But ultimately, this is the best place to be to start an online business.

Why is Black Friday A Great Deal for YOU?

The beauty of the Black Friday deal is that you have 4 days where you can sign up and get the fantastic Black Friday price.  But that also means that you can take Wealthy Affiliate for a test run by signing up for the FREE STARTER Membership.  It is a full membership, but what it gives you is a test run of all the premium features that are available within the Premium Membership.  If you love what you see, and we know you will then when November 29th comes around you can sign up for the Annual Premium Membership for only $299 and get that price every year!!!

It is a well-known fat that those who commit and go for the annual membership are serious about making this work, improving their lives and ultimately, they have a much higher success rate.

Ok, You Are Still Not Sure…

Let’s give you a more in-depth look at what Wealthy Affiliate Offers you.  These are the benefits of the Premium Membership:

  • Extensive Beginner Friendly Training, Step-by-Step Training, Courses & Live Webinars (with the ability to rewatch them anytime).  Tasks are set to keep you on track and focused.
  • You will be joining an engaging and positive community of over 1.4 million members
  • Access to a Personal Mentor, Super Affiliates and the Owners (Kyle & Carson) for help at any time
  • Excellent Premium Website Hosting, Fast & Secure with Free SSL Certificates included within the Premium Membership
  • A strict spam-free environment
  • No Upsells, ever – Everything is included within the Premium Membership
  • No advertisements or selling within Wealthy Affiliate
  • The Support is fantastic, with issues resolved within minutes (but we don’t get many)

Want Bonuses?

Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate has also recently announced the bonuses that we can expect for joining the Black Friday Annual Membership.  Let’s go through what the bonuses will be:

Bonus #1: The Path to Affiliate Stardom in 2020 – Kyle Goes AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Bonus #2: Building an Incredible Internet Business in 2020, The White Paper

Bonus #3: Creating a Thriving Authority Website in 2020 (5 Weeks of Live Training)

Bonus #4: Early 2020 Beta Access to New Platforms (Yearly Members Only)

We have been a member for 3 years now, taking part in the Black Friday event and the bonuses alone are worth the price of the membership.

If you want to start an online business and want the best training, support and tools out there… Then you need to be taking part in this fantastic offer.  At the very least, you need to check out the free starter membership.

Time is Running Out on this Offer

Wealthy Affiliate is our top recommended program for all of the reasons we have listed above.  If you want to take control of your future and destiny and build your own online business, then you are going to be in the right place with a Wealthy Affiliate Membership.

But there is another bonus that you will get by taking this opportunity and that is that I will be your Personal Mentor throughout this journey.  I will be here to help you, offer assistance, guidance and reassurance as you learn and help yourself grow.

You don’t have to wait until November 29th to get started, jump in and take action.  If you keep putting this decision off, you will never have the online business you crave where you are your own boss.  But time is running out to get this fantastic platform for this amazing price.  ACT NOW!!  By the 5th December, this offer will not be around and possibly not again at the same prices…

My only advice is to not to waste this opportunity, it only comes once a year.  By clicking the button below, you will be locked into this price if you take it up.

WA Black Friday Banner

If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you.  Just write them in the comments below.

10 Tips to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

10 Tips to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

When you start thinking about it, it isn’t that difficult to make money with affiliate marketing.  But you need to know the following tips if you want to make some serious money with affiliate marketing.

Affiliate Marketing can be a fantastic way of making money online or from home, but it can be a hard slog if you aren’t on the right strategy.  That is why we want to help.  Did you know that 99% of Affiliate Marketers fail?  That is why we want to help you become part of the 1% that succeed.

If you are still unsure on what exactly affiliate marketing is and how it works, then check out this guide and it will fill in all the blanks…

Read more10 Tips to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

What is American Online Jobs About? Find an Online Job or Get Sucked into a Scam?

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When looking for ways to make money online, one of the questions that we are asked is “What is American Online Jobs About?”.   There are plenty of opportunities online to make money online, some of them are legit, open and really honest about what they are and are open about the amount of money you can really earn.

Then you have the other type, those that promise you earnings you can only dream about and are actually a total scam.

So, where do we put American Online Jobs when asked that Question…?

In this review, we will be telling you all about American Online Jobs and whether we believe it is a scam or not.

Read moreWhat is American Online Jobs About? Find an Online Job or Get Sucked into a Scam?

How to Make Money as a Stay at Home Parent & Actually Fit it Around the Family

How to Make Money as a Stay at Home Parent & Actually Fit it Around the Family

Most of the posts I see when you start looking for ways on how to make money as a stay at home parent give you an endless of list of ideas that are not really going to make you a lot of money or fit around being a stay at home parent.

We know that your time is at a premium and being able to make money needs to be able to fit around your routines and the routines of your children.  That is why we are not going to bore you with a list that includes filing in surveys or stuff like that (Which will earn you pennies at best), we are going to show you a much better way of making money and it is the way we make money online fitting in around our lives and our 7 year old son.

I am guessing that as you are a stay at home parent, you are having to rely on only 1 income and are looking for ways to supplement that income to make life a little more comfortable.  That is the situation we were in and instead of going down the normal routes of filling in online surveys for a couple of pence a time or selling stuff on eBay, which only lasts while you have stuff to sell, we went an entirely different route and that is the route we will be sharing with you today.

Read moreHow to Make Money as a Stay at Home Parent & Actually Fit it Around the Family

Affiliate Blogger Pro Review: Irrelevant & Outdated?

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Affiliate Blogger Pro launched in 2009, but has it stood the test of time?  Is it still relevant in today’s world?  We will answer all of your questions in our Affiliate Blogger Pro Review.

The Affiliate Blogger Pro course launched by Rosalind Gardner in 2009 used to be cutting edge and it definitely used to help people make money online, but that is the key point it used to.  We wanted to know if it still could.

(As we write this, the course is currently not open when you visit their website.  But it was supposed to have opened again in June 2019.  But we are now in September?)

See what we found out in our review:

Read moreAffiliate Blogger Pro Review: Irrelevant & Outdated?

Star Trek Merchandise for Sale – To Boldly Go & Make Money Online

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There is a ton of Star Trek merchandise out there and I am sure there is going to be more to come with a new series on the way and Paramount and CBS settling their deals.  But did you know that you could be making money as you build up your collection?

If you are anything like me, you love Star Trek.  I went to Destination Star Trek last year and it was great to engage with the people that were there, and we all shared a similar interest.

But you need a huge budget if you were to buy everything you wanted, but then again I am into Star Trek and I know an online business model that would allow any Star Trek fan to enjoy it and help others and make some money online too.

Turn Your Love for Star Trek into a Money-Making Opportunity

Look, I know you were looking to find some Star Trek merchandise for sale, but I am offering you something that is quiteStar Trek Merchandise exciting and will allow you to build up your collection whilst making money online so hopefully you can forgive me for not having any merchandise to sell?

Think of it this way, the business model I am talking about is one where you are going to be able to fully engage into the passion you love (Star Trek).  Help others and make money, so in my eyes it is a no-brainer.

The business model I am talking about is affiliate marketing.

You might not have heard of it or think it sounds complicated, but in actually fact it is relatively simple but will allow you to really get engaged in any element of Star Trek and make money online.

Let me break down what affiliate marketing is first and then I will show you how Star Trek comes into it.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Any subject or niche can use the affiliate marketing model to make money, as when people are shopping online, they are normally doing research before they buy.  Where do they go to do this research?  They visit google and search for stuff related to what they know.  You searched Star Trek Merchandise for Sale.

Instead of seeing this blog, you could have visited another blog and they would probably have been using affiliate marketing.  If you had followed their recommendation on that blog, they would have received a commission as an affiliate.

Affiliate Marketing allows you to sign up with an affiliate program and then be able to promote any product on their marketplace and earn money if anyone goes and buys something.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Star Trek has an Affiliate Program

Amazon has an affiliate program, so does the Star Trek website.  I also found that Eaglemoss that do the model ships also Eagle Moss Affiliate Programhave an affiliate program.

If you signed up with Amazon or Star Trek and created a blog that was all about an element of Star Trek, as people come and visit your blog and engage more with what you are writing about and products that you are reviewing they will start to follow your recommendations and go and visit Amazon and Star Trek to buy this merchandise.  Anytime they do that, they will make you money.

How Star Trek Merchandise Fits into Affiliate Marketing

That’s right, you could be starting an online business all about Star Trek, which you love and earning money which you could spend on buying more merchandise that you will review and then sell to others too.

In fact, when you get really established you could even receive free stuff to review as they will want your audience to buy it.

There are endless possibilities for you to earn money online through affiliate marketing and what better way to do it than with a passion you have like Star Trek.

I know it can be an expensive passion to have, especially when you are a collector.  But there is every real chance you could earn a full-time income from affiliate marketing and also be able to visit all of the different conventions around the world and do it in style.

If you are not really interested in pursuing this, then I wish you “Live Long & Prosper” and good luck with finding Star Trek merchandise for you to buy.

But for those few who want to learn a little more, we will go through how you can learn affiliate marketing the correct way and make money online.

Ideas for a Star Trek Themed Affiliate Marketing Website

The key to being successful with affiliate marketing is to start with a niche and not start too broad.  Whilst Star Trek is a niche, when you start exploring all the different aspects of it you actually find how huge it is.

The merchandise alone is vast and there are a lot of different types too.  From collectibles, video games, clothing, cosplay, conventions, tv shows, films, board games, plush toys, etc.

I could go on, but when I visited Destination Star Trek and start to see the amount of merchandise and then start talking toAffiliate Ideas people about their costumes and where they got them from you find that there is a lot you could talk about and incorporate affiliate marketing.

The reason I say that is that people are always looking for help as to where to find stuff.  They also want to know what people think about it.

Take the uniforms for cosplay.  People want to know where to get the best-looking ones, and what are the sizes like.  Because most of them come up too small.

Some people will use social media for their searches, but a lot will check out Google and they could easily land on your website that is talking about all the different aspects and offering them help and advice as to where they can get what they are looking for and include an affiliate link.  You are helping out a fellow Trekkie and making money at the same time.

Another idea could be the board games, there were a few interesting ones at the convention last year and they seemed really interesting but as I could talk to the people about them I got a lot of information about how it all works.

You haven’t got that opportunity online, so they do a Google search and find a blog that talks them through all the rules, how it works, what you get in the box, etc. and learn from an affiliate marketer who knows their stuff and offers links to the best deals and makes money from offering that help.

The Eagle Moss Ship Collections are really popular.  I couldn’t believe the queues at the convention to buy the ships, then again I can because they were awesome.

The ideas are endless when it comes to Star Trek and with the new Picard Series coming out, you could even get affiliate sales on the wine Chateau Picard?

Affiliate Marketing is an Exciting Prospect to Make Money

Affiliate Marketing is not for everyone but collecting Star Trek merchandise does not come cheap.  If you were to create a website that talks about all the merchandise you have and can offer insights that others will find interesting and want to know more, then you have a very exciting prospect on your hands of earning more money to build up your collection and helping out other people who are interested in building up their collection too.

I loved looking at all the model ships at the convention last year, and to build up a collection I would definitely need a huge budget, but affiliate marketing can definitely help towards achieving just that.

Want to Learn More About Affiliate Marketing?

Look, I will be honest affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme.  It will definitely take you time to build up a website and start earning money.  But if you can see the end goal and learn from the best, you will definitely be in a great position to take that opportunity when it comes.

We highly recommended a training platform that offers a fantastic step-by-step guide that takes someone who hasn’t got a clue about affiliate marketing or even how to build a website through every step needed to build a successful affiliate marketing business that can and will be profitable.  All you need to do is take your interest, which would be Star Trek and they will give you all the help and advice needed to turn that interest into a website that attracts an audience and will earn you money.

That training platform we recommend is Wealthy Affiliate.  It is the same training platform we use to make money online and their training is the best that we have seen on the web.

If you want to know a little more about what they offer, you can check out our Wealthy Affiliate review.

But if you feel you are ready to boldly take the first step into building a Star Trek niche website, then click the button below and you will be taken to where you can sign up with a FREE starter membership with Wealthy Affiliate.

Free Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership

If you think that it really isn’t for you, then I wish you well and if you are going to Destination Star Trek in Birmingham this year come and say hello.

LLAP

Is the Affiliate Millionaire Club a Scam – An-In-depth Review

Is the Affiliate Millionaire Club a Scam – An-In-depth Review

If you wanted to know “is the Affiliate Millionaire Club a Scam?” then you are in the right place.  We will be telling you all the details you need to know and why we think you should stay as far away from it as you can. 

First off, I am so glad you are taking the time to do your research, it is the best way of avoiding scams.

Affiliate Marketing is a genuine way of making money, but does the Affiliate Millionaire Club actually help you to do this…? We will reveal all!  Let’s get into the review:

Read moreIs the Affiliate Millionaire Club a Scam – An-In-depth Review

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp? & How to Make Money Online as a Beginner

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp_

Are you just starting out and want to make money online? Then you really need to know what the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp is!

I will be straight; it is not a scam!  It is not a get-rich-quick scheme either.  But if you are truly serious about making money online and want to learn how to do this, then the Affiliate Bootcamp is for YOU!

But I do mean serious, you need to be dedicated to working hard, learning everything there is to know and have some patience when it comes to results.  Like I said, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.  However, this affiliate bootcamp has led to many people leaving their day jobs behind and seeing some serious money come in… In fact, some have become Super Affiliates, read on to learn more…

What is the Affiliate Bootcamp in Wealthy Affiliate?

What is the Affiliate Bootcamp - Wealthy Affiliate

The Affiliate Bootcamp is an online course for anyone wanting to start an affiliate marketing business in the Make Money Online (MMO) niche.  It is mainly around being able to promote Wealthy Affiliate, who are the ones who have created this fantastic step-by-step course.  You are free to promote any other make money online products on your website, as the course will also help you identify a number of products to review and include, but the focus of the course remains promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

If you are not too familiar with Wealthy Affiliate, let’s cover that first.  Wealthy Affiliate is an online training platform that includes affiliate marketing and online business training, a website builder and other tools, plus a huge community of members who are always there to help beginners find their feet.

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They offer 2 main courses, one being the Affiliate Bootcamp – for starting an affiliate marketing business within the MMO industry.  They also provide the Online Certification Course and that is for anyone wanting to start an online business within affiliate marketing but with any niche that they want to use and there are thousands of different options you could use.  You can read more about the Online Certification Course if you click here.

Our website, Best Affiliate Marketing Tools is a result of going through the Affiliate Bootcamp course.  Within a handful of lessons, you will have your own website up and running ready to start promoting Wealthy Affiliate and any other affiliate programs you want to.

You can join Wealthy Affiliate with a free starter membership or a Premium Membership ($49/month or $359/year). I recommend you start with the free starter membership and get a proper look inside Wealthy Affiliate.  You will not need a credit card to register and like I said it is FREE!

If you want to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate and everything else, they have to offer on top of the 2 main courses, check out our full review HERE.

What Will You Learn in the WA Affiliate Bootcamp?

Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Bootcamp

There are Seven phases or mini courses within the Affiliate Bootcamp:

  1. Getting Your Business Rolling
  2. Content, Keywords & Conversions
  3. Giving Your Site Social Value
  4. Get Visual, Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media
  5. Knowing Your Audience & Catapulting Your Referrals
  6. Bing, Yahoo & The Power of PPC
  7. How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

Each of these seven phases have 10 lessons, which includes text, video lessons and a number of tasks for you to complete.  This is not about rushing through the training and not taking the right stuff away.  This is written in a way that it will help anyone get the right information and walk them through the tasks that you can go at your own pace and, more importantly get those tasks done right.  I have even took the time to go through the lessons a couple of times before actually going and doing the tasks to ensure I am getting them right.

It is entirely written in a way that even someone who doesn’t have any technical knowledge on the computer could still go and succeed with this training.

The courses combine written training and video tutorials.  They have a number of tasks for you to complete.  But you also get to ask any questions at the bottom and some of the top helpers in that course will jump in and give you an instant response to be able to get you on the right track.

The support at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the biggest benefits of being a Wealthy Affiliate member, as the community is so active and full of people with the right knowledge to help you.  You might even get your question answered by one of the owners, Kyle and Carson as they are very active in the community and Kyle is the one who will be taking you through this course.

Phase 1 – Getting Your Business Rolling

Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp - Getting Your Business RollingThis phase is all about getting your business up and running, but it also covers some great training on choosing a niche to target within the Make Money Online sector.  Often people do not identify who their target audience is or the niche they are going to target and then they wonder why they are not making any money.

This course will help you do both of those steps before building a website. The MMO sector is huge, and when you are just starting out you need to start very niche and target a small sector of the MMO world and know your target audience for you to be able to be successful.

Target the right audience with the right product and you are onto a winner with this course.

Once you have completed this step, you are then taken through exactly how to build a free website and have it up and running within a couple of minutes.

The next part of the phase is around keyword research and creating proper product reviews to help you fill your website with some content.

Phase 2 – Content, Keywords & Conversions

No website will succeed with content but making sure your content is presentable and readable whilst leveraging keywords is where this phase gets you up and running.  Creating content is easy, creating high-quality content that will help people requires some thought.

I recently went back through phase 2, as it is good to give yourself a reminder and go back to basics.  It all came flooding back as to how good this course is and that there were a few things that I had let lapse.  So I could get back on the right track.

It also covers the correct use and placement of affiliate links.  Getting this wrong can have a huge impact on how the search engines see your website.  Definitely a must for an affiliate marketer!

Phase 3 – Give Your Site Social Value

If you are not sure how much of an impact social media can have on your online business, then this phase will fill you in with all of the details.  From taking you through how to sign up with all of the social media accounts, to how social sharing has a massive positive impact on your business this phase is immense.

They will also cover elements on how to optimise your website for the search engines (this will help with generating traffic to your website).  They will also take you through how to use the free tools that Google gives you to make this easier.  These include Google Search Console & Google Analytics.

You will also be encouraged to keep writing more content and how to use the keyword research tool, Jaaxy that is provided with a Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.

Phase 4 – Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media

People are visual in nature, so making sure your brand, your content and your website are appealing to the eye is what this phase is all about.  They will go through website design, how and where to use images to get your ideas over and video.  Video is so huge right now and more people are using it as high-speed internet is getting everywhere.

Phase 5 – Knowing Your Audience & Catapulting Your Referrals

Knowing your audience is an important step in getting conversions and this training will lead to you having a better understanding of your audience and gaining improved skills in respect to converting a visitor on your website to an invite and then onto a referral.

Phase 6 – Bing, Yahoo & The Power of PPC

Whilst Google holds most of the traffic, many people forget that Bing & Yahoo hold the other 30% and this training will take you through how to get your content onto their search engines.  Google is great at finding new content, we need to help Bing a little more.  Learn how to use their free tool – Bing Webmaster Tools and get your content to more people.

You will also be taken through how to utilise paid ads, commonly known as PPC to get more referrals.  Done right, this can lead to you making good money and this training will help you get it right.

Phase 7 – How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

Once you have found success with PPC, the natural next step is to scale it up to increase your earnings and this phase will take you through those steps needed to do just that.  But you need to scale it in a way that makes you money and not losing money and this training is a great way of understanding how to do this effectively.

How Much Money Can You Earn from It?

Wealthy Affiliate offers one of the most lucrative affiliate programs going.  It also helps that their platform is awesome and something that people want to promote.  Getting people to convert to a poor platform will not make you any money, but because Wealthy Affiliate has a proven success record with people doing both the Online Certification Course and the Affiliate Bootcamp, it makes sense that their affiliate program is as good as the platform itself.

As a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will earn $23.50 a month for each premium member you introduce and $175 per year, if they upgrade to annual.  That is $23.50 each month they stay a premium member on the monthly plan and $175 every year they stay an annual member.  There is also the opportunity for referrals to take advantage of the huge discount if they upgrade to premium within the first 7 days ($19 for the first month) and that will earn you $8 as a commission if they do.

The Starter member can still earn referral commissions if any of their referrals upgrades to a premium membership.  Although not as much, you can earn $11.75 per month and $87.50 for an annual upgrade and $4 for the first month.

Earn Revenue by Referring People to Wealthy Affiliate

From the image above you can that typically about 12% of people upgrade to premium from a starter membership, but some members have seen this go as high as 30%.

On average, you will earn $100+ from each premium member who signs up.  This is because you can earn money from their membership, but also from if they buy a website.  This will earn you a commission too.

Another great feature of the Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate program is the fact that the affiliate cookie is for life.  If someone clicks on your link but doesn’t sign up straight away and they come back later or even years later, you will still get the referral credit.

If they leave Wealthy Affiliate but decide to come back later, you will still get the referral credit.  It is a clever system they have put together.

You will find no better training platform or affiliate program than the one that Wealthy Affiliate has put together and if you are serious about making money online, this is the place to be.

It really sells itself; I have an annual membership which makes sense in the long run as it saves me over $229 a year and if you can get referrals coming in, it soon pays for itself.

They also have a great tool that can show you the earning potential, see the examples below of how much 5 referrals a day could earn you or even 50 a day and there are super affiliates who are achieving this:

Wealthy Affiliate Referral Earning PotentialSo, if you can get to the point of getting 5 referrals a day with 12% upgrading to premium and staying on for 4 months you could be earning $1,458 a month.  Push that up to 50 referrals a day, 12% upgrade rate and them staying a premium member for 6 months and that becomes $22,398 a month.

There is also a special bonus if you can get 300 premium referrals in a calendar year…

The Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference

Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference - Wealthy Affiliate

Any member of Wealthy Affiliate will tell you that this is their ultimate goal.  If you can introduce 300 premium referrals in a year, you will get flown out to Las Vegas (All expenses paid) to go and sit with Kyle, Carson (the owners) and other Super Affiliates.  They also give you the chance to go if you refer 100 premium members between September and December, hence the screenshot above shoing 100.

They will spend 3 days with you teaching you more tactics on how to get the best out of your business and learn from the other members.  You will also get a 2-hour meeting with Kyle & Carson where they will share their knowledge freely to help you take it to the next level.

If you want to know more about this awesome conference, check out this post about last year’s conference.

This is definitely one of my goals!!

Does it Bring Success? Yes, See Some of the Super Affiliates Below

Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference 2019Look it takes hard work to be able to achieve this success, but that doesn’t mean it is not possible.  If you checked out the link above to learn about the Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas you will see that the members that are there, all started from scratch.  Look at the image above and you will see the members who have worked hard to achieve a full-time income from promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

They started with nothing and yet with the training that they went through, they achieved that success.

They are sitting with other super affiliates that all followed the same training – The Affiliate Bootcamp within Wealthy Affiliate.

Jerry Huang has really inspired me this last year.  By working really hard at his website for 2 years, he is now a Super Affiliate.  He spent every minute he had to escape the job he had as a plate cleaner in a restaurant and now I truly believe he will be a self-made millionaire before long.  Check out his success story here, where he is creating his own Affiliate Marketing course in Mandarin and is set to earn $120k+.  Very Inspiring.

Grace is another member who made it last year and is proof that hard work pays off.  Check out her profile and her success story here.  She has even created her own training to help other members reach Vegas…

Robert or Roope is a Super Affiliate who is travelling the world whilst being a super affiliate.

Benji’s Dad is another member who was at the Vegas Conference.

The list could go on, but these Super Affiliates will tell you the secret to their success is by working hard and following Kyle’s training.  In fact, I highly recommend you read this blog post by Roope.  It is a blog post about 99.9% of your competitors will fail.  He is talking about the way to succeed at anything is to not give up.  You will have stuff that doesn’t work out, but as long as you learn from it and ask for help you will find success, just like these guys.

It is definitely worth a read, click here to read it.

My goal is to be joining them soon and that is by following the Affiliate Bootcamp course.

Final Thoughts

What I have learned from these success stories is a consistent message of the fact that it will take time, determination and a lot of patience.  The MMO sector is a tough nut to crack, but with consistency of those 3 things and following the proven formula that Kyle and Carson have set out with their Affiliate Bootcamp training, you can and will see results.

But my advice is to set yourself a target of a year before you see any results.  It could happen before that point, but why set yourself up to fail.  But because of how competitive this niche is, you must expect it to take longer to see results.  You may earn a little throughout the year, but most start seeing the magic happen once they have been around a year.

Other niches could make you a consistent income and it could happen a lot sooner and if that sounds more appealing, you could go through the Online Certification Course at Wealthy Affiliate instead.  You could always come back and do the Affiliate Bootcamp later on when you are earning from your own niche site and thinking out expanding.

WE all start from somewhere and if you can stick with it, stay patient and continue to apply everything that you will learn from the Affiliate Bootcamp course, then you will be onto a successful path.  You will see just from going through some of the success stories, whether they are small successes or monetary successes, it is a great feeling when you do achieve them.

But one thing I will leave you with is the fact that the main reason why people do not make money online is because they give up too soon or they don’t have the right training.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you have the right training!!  All you need to do is invest in yourself and believe in yourself that you will make this work.  Whether you decide to go through the Affiliate Bootcamp or the Online Certification Course, you will succeed.  You will also have a fantastic community of people behind you to help you too.

Seriously, you will find no better training platform and community online!  If you want to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate, read our review here.  But if you are ready to sign up for free, just go HERE!  I will see you on the inside!

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