Is the Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or Not? Bogus Training Platform???

Is the Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or Not

I am going to guess that you have found tons of positive stuff written about Wealthy Affiliate, but there is still something inside your head asking the question – is the Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or not?

There are tons of scams out there, from bogus training platforms all the way to get-rich-quick schemes and they all lead to the same thing… No Money, or even worse losing a ton of money!!

There are definitely signs that you can look out for, when it comes to spotting a scam and as we go through them and then show you exactly what Wealthy Affiliate is, you will soon notice that the two do not describe each other.  You will soon come to realise that Wealthy Affiliate is not a bogus training platform, the Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam.  It is the most supportive training platform that you could ever hope for, if you are willing to put the effort into achieving your goals of earning passive income online!!

Before we get into any more details, let me be completely honest with you.  I have been a fully paying member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2016.  I have not yet made my fortune, I have still got a long way to go before I can give up my day job, but that is in no way the fault of Wealthy Affiliate.  That is down to how much time I can dedicate to my online business with a full-time job and family commitments.

There are a few reasons why people are going around and stating that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam, but again that is because of their experience and not through a fault with the training platform that Kyle & Carson (the WA owners) have out together for you.

I am going to describe to you some hints and tips about how you can spot online scams, but also why it is your expectations and work ethic that will lead you to success or not.

I will also show you some awesome success stories from within Wealthy Affiliate and again that has come from the Wealthy Affiliate training plus the members hard work.

Let’s get started with how to spot these online scams.

What is a Scam Anyway?

What is a scam - police man catching a scammerUnfortunately, there will also be someone who is willing to take advantage of you to get your money.  Even as we speak there are people suffering because of the Coronavirus pandemic and there are scammers knocking on people’s door to take advantage of them to benefit themselves.  It makes me sick.

But in those cases, it can be easier to just not open the door.  How do you protect yourself online?

Well, there are always signs to look out for with regards an online scam.  First off, there are a couple of things they are after.

Most people expect it to be scammers only after your credit card details and for the most part it could be that.

But there are also scams that are only after you are putting in your personal details or an email address.  Once your email address in a scammers list, they will sell to everyone.  You will start to get junk mail in your inbox for all kinds of things, and that is because the scammers have sold your email address on to make a profit.

My advice is you second guess yourself before entering your email address or credit card details for anything these days.

But when it comes to making money online, there are clear signs that it will be either a low-quality product, one that is not going to fulfil their promises or ones that is an outright scam and unfortunately, they are because we typically believe their lies.

Think about why you want to earn money online? Is it because:

  • You Hate Your Job?
  • You Want to Work from Home
  • Want to Earn Easy Money
  • Want to Earn Passive Income
  • People Make it Sound Easy

Or is it because:

  • You desperately need cash, like now!
  • You are in debt
  • You are struggling to pay the bills

That is why these scammers produce products that, according to their sales pitch, will fix all of those problems.  Many of them will have a video of a luxurious beach where they guarantee that you can earn passive income within hours or days so that you could be sitting on that beach not having any money problems at all… Sound familiar?scammers always show you a snazzy beach where you could be earning money whilst drink a cocktail.

The other one is they will show you “real people” that have benefitted from these schemes to do just that, but in reality, they are actors paid to record a video stating that.  They tend to spend as little as they can, so you can see that the actors are just reading from a script.

The stark reality is that these schemes are only there to line the owners pockets, you will not find success with them.  They don’t care whether you make money or not, as long as you are lining their pockets with money by buying into their crap.

Once you know what to look for, these scams are quite easy to spot.  Here are some tips to help spot a scam:

  1. If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is – It is the simplest rule.  If they are promising the world and yet they do not show you how it works, then it isn’t going to work the way it does.  I have reviewed plenty of products where the sales pitch says it is a magical program that does all the work, but nowhere does it show you or tell you how the thing works.  How are you going to be making money on autopilot?  The reason they do not show you is because you would work out it isn’t going to work.  There is no scheme online that can have you earning those kind of figures within hours, I am sorry to say they are telling you exactly what you want to hear, they are missing out the details that you need to know and then all of a sudden you have handed over $17 (now, that doesn’t sound like a lot of money) but you are going to get a system that does all this magical stuff.  It is only then after you hand over your $17 that you realise that to do what it says it does, you need to spend anywhere between $100-$1000 to actually make it work like it is supposed.  Even then, you realise it will not work overnight.
  2. Too Many Positive Reviews, Even Before the Thing Has Launched – you get to notice this when you review as many programs as we do. It is a technique called “Launch Jacking”.  The idea is the owner of a program will tell people about the launch of a product before it launches.  They can then write a review, so if you are researching a brand-new product you will still find a review.  They have even written the review before it has even launched.  The problem with their review is the fact that they have no knowledge of how the program works, so they basically just reword the sales pitch.  You can tell one of these reviews from a real one.  We haven’t even scored Wealthy Affiliate a perfect ten, and yet these reviews will give a perfect score and even offer you a load of bonuses. But when you read the review, you do not learn anything about the product.  These are not objective reviewers; they are out to earn money from promoting these so-called money-making schemes.  They offer you the bonuses, so you fall for the trap.  You end up out of pocket and the reviewer gets a commission out of it.  If you find a review where they are offering loads of bonuses, but you learn nothing about how the product works, then you will know what I am on about.
  3.  Understand Timescales to Earning Money Online – these will lead into why people might think that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam or doesn’t work, and that is because you have unrealistic expectations for how long it takes to make money online.  These scams will promise you the world in a very short period of time.  But this is clearly unachievable for someone just starting out.  An expert affiliate marketer might get a website up and running and earning money relatively quickly for affiliate marketing, but that might still be a couple of months.  These schemes make so much money because people believe that you can make money within an hour of signing up to these schemes.  That is impossible. With the right training you might make money within 3 months, but there is no guarantee and it depends on a number of factors (mainly, how much work you are willing to put in).

Those would be my top 3, but you need to do proper and thorough research before you sign up for anything online, Wealthy Affiliate included.

There will always be someone out there hoping to earn money from your misfortune.  But if you follow our advice, you will find ways to earn genuine money online.

But if you are ever thinking, I am not sure whether this is right or not… then you should go with your gut feelings.  They are there for a reason, to try and protect you.

Any program where they expect you to hand over your money before learning what it is all about is questionable.  Even some legit programs do that, and I do not agree with it.

You should experience something fully before deciding on whether it is right for you.

Let’s get into why People might think Wealthy Affiliate is a scam…

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Why People Think Wealthy Affiliate is a Scam?

I will admit, there is a small portion of people who are promoting Wealthy Affiliate that are not following the guidelines set by Wealthy Affiliate themselves.  They encourage people to sign up to this program and they may have set unrealistic timescales in people’s heads.  It is as easy as claiming that they are earning thousands and that you could too, but missing out the part about how long it took them to earn that money.  Jerry Huang is a super affiliate and did it within 12 months.  People automatically assume everyone can do that.  It doesn’t always work that way, but it could.  The difference would be the honesty and integrity of the person who is promoting WA.

But that doesn’t make Wealthy Affiliate a scam, it means the website owner who is promoting Wealthy Affiliate is harming the WA brand.

Like I said earlier, I have been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for a few years now and I have learned so much from their training and it has benefitted me in many ways, as well as helping transform my wife’s wedding stationery business.  But the harsh reality is that there will always be someone that does not act as they should.

The other thing I notice about when people start blaming Wealthy Affiliate for them not making money comes down to a couple of factors.  One of them is their expectations vs. the reality of the situation and secondly, people not have that entrepreneurial mindset.

I am going to go through these points a little more to help you understand why people start blaming Wealthy Affiliate.  But more importantly, why they are not Wealthy Affiliate’s fault.

Expectations Vs. Reality

Expectations Vs. RealityLet’s get it right out there, what is your expectation for how long it will take to make money online.  Based on known scams, it is within hours.  Based on Wealthy Affiliate’s training it could be within 3 months.

But people come out straight and go, WA has said it should be within 3 months so I should be earning within 3 months.

But it does not work like that.  Affiliate Marketing is a great thing, but it depends on a number of factors, including:

  • What Niche You Have Chosen – some are more competitive than others
  • How Much Time You Have – can you spend an hour a day or 8 hours a day?
  • How Much Effort You Put In – productivity counts for a lot
  • How many posts you can write and the frequency that you publish them
  • The quality of those posts
  • Are you doing Effective Keyword Reseach?

There are a number of factors that could mean that in your given niche, it might be more realistic to say you could be earning money in 6 months, or even 12 months.  But this is all given to you within the Wealthy Affiliate training.  They talk about how to choose the right niche, what factors to consider and that there is no set time limit you should set yourself to be earning money.

They are also very clear that this is a business model and that you are building a business, not a money making machine.

But people do not focus on that side, they came to WA because they wanted to earn money and they (might) be able to do that within 3 months and it’s been 3 months and it hasn’t happened yet…

You have to be harshly honest with yourself before signing up to Wealthy Affiliate or any affiliate marketing training program.  You need to tell yourself that this will not make money without you putting in a lot of time and a lot of effort.  It might make you money within 3 months, it might take a year or more.

There are a lot of factors that Wealthy Affiliate help you overcome, but you need to keep going back to the fact that reality is not always as expected.  The reason for failure will not be because of Wealthy Affiliate!  The number one reason why people fail is, they give up too soon.  That’s it.  My advice is do not give yourself a deadline, if you do that will end up being your downfall.

I had a WA member ask for my help, she couldn’t understand why her website was not making money.  It was not ranking in the search engines.  What was she doing wrong?

So, I went and checked out her website.  Her content was fine, but there was a huge problem.  Her last post was over 3 months ago.  She hadn’t published any new content within the last 3 months, and she wondered why she wasn’t making any money.  I gave her the response, that she needed to create more content.  Her content was good, she just needed to create more.  You need to create a lot of content and keep creating it!!

But that is not the response she wanted to hear.  She asked someone else who gave her the same response that I did, you need to write more content, but again that is not what she wanted to hear. So she quit WA.

But I bet she would be someone who started blaming Wealthy Affiliate for her not making money online. Yet, she went through the same training that I did, but it wasn’t quick enough for her and she couldn’t commit to it.

That is the harsh reality, if you want to earn money online you are going to have to earn it.  This is all in the WA training.  They help with training, they help with support, but ultimately you are going to need to be the one who puts the effort in.

I read a WA post from a member who had been working on their site for about 9 months, they hadn’t earned anything yet and was about to quit… but said, no I am going to give it another few weeks and the next day they received their first sale.

You cannot put a time limit on, otherwise you could miss out on your first sale, which leads to another and another…

That kind of leads into the next point…

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Employee Mindset, Not Entrepreneurial Mindset

Have you got the mindset of an employee… or an entrepreneur???entrepreneur mindset
It is the key defining factor that will lead to your success.

Let’s explain.  If you are an hourly paid employee of a company, you will work an hour and get paid for that hour.  Often, if you have to do overtime, you will also receive pay for that hour you have worked over your time.

That is how an employee thinks about pay vs. work.  Work an hour, get paid an hour.

An entrepreneur will work for free, in the early stages of setting up their business they will not be earning money.  They might even be spending money and still not earning money yet…

They work knowing that the income will come at some point further down the line.

Now, this is an alien concept to many – working for free?  But it is an important step in making money with affiliate marketing online.

Now, there are thousands of proven successful business owners on Wealthy Affiliate.  They have built their own niche websites up, they are now earning money online, they all tell you how good Wealthy Affiliate is.

They will all tell you that they were not earning any money for that first month, maybe two or three.  They will also tell you that if they walked away after the first month.  They would not be where they are today.

There is the other side of the coin, there are super affiliates within WA.  They will tell you that they targeted the harder make money online niche and they typically didn’t earn anything for the first six months.

The difference between people who succeed at Wealthy Affiliate and those that are walking away is that the people succeeding were the ones that were willing to work for free in the early stages.

If I am honest, the main reason why people fail at affiliate marketing is because they walk away from it.  They turn around and tell you that affiliate marketing doesn’t work or even that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam.  But the honest truth is the fact that they walked away before it could become successful.

Getting trusted by the search engines and getting trusted by people to click on your affiliate links takes time.  Time doesn’t mean an hour of work.

You need to remain consistent and work hard.  As website owners we need to create content regularly, it needs to be in-depth and needs to serve a purpose.

WA talks you through this as helping people, rather than selling to people.  Helping people with their purchase decisions rather than pushing a sale has a proven success rate.

Once you start earning money, you are still going to have to work on it to increase your earnings to be able to employ writers for your business, so you can start to take the foot off the gas.  But if you want to be able to earn and travel or work from home and earn enough you are going to have to commit to at least a year of effort into your business and follow the training to the letter and not give up!!

Time Available

You also have to factor in the time available to you.  I have a full-time job, so creating content including the necessary research and then writing the content has to fit in and around my job.  The WA training does not differentiate how much time you have, but you need to factor this in.  If all you can spare each week is an hour, then your progress is going to take you longer than someone who can spare 40 hours a week.

But then again, if someone wastes a lot of that 40 hours a week, their progress will be a lot slower than the person who correctly spends their time on their business.

But these are all the failings of the individual and not Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is far from a scam, it is our opinion that it is the best affiliate marketing training on the market.  But the training is only part of the picture.  The training works, it has proven success stories.  But the training cannot do the work for you.

If you write content for a week, then do nothing then you are going to see no results.  That is not the fault of affiliate marketing or the fault of the training, it is solely on you…

There is the other side where you hear of people who have started to earn money through affiliate marketing and then decide to travel the world.  But they do nothing with their website for 3 months, and then wonder why the money is dropping.

Affiliate Marketing needs to be treated as a business model, because it is a business model.  Once you do start to earn money, you need to still work hard to increase the sales, then you are probably going to hire a team to keep up with consistently providing helpful content.

If you want to become the boss of a business, then you need to become that entrepreneur who strives to achieve and will let nothing get in your way.  To do that, you are going to have to dedicate a lot of time to your business, you are going to have to invest in learning how to do this effectively, and you are going to have to do some of this without earning anything in the early stages.  But remain committed that it will earn you money (and it will, if you follow the WA training).

It will not be Wealthy Affiliate who fails you, it will be yourself.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Offer You?

Wealthy Affiliate LogoIf you have not yet taken a look around Wealthy Affiliate, then we have put this video together that walks you through the Wealthy Affiliate dashboard.

Wealthy Affiliate started out as a keyword list provider back in 2005 but has since grown to be a one-stop shop for everything to do with affiliate marketing.  Kyle & Carson are the owners and they are accessible to the members.  Nowhere else will you find the owners of a platform dropping into the live chat to help people with their queries.

Kyle & Carson do not expect you to pay a dime to experience Wealthy Affiliate, their FREE starter membership is a full membership.  It does have some limitations, but that is because it is designed to give someone an experience of what they have to offer without fully committing to the platform.  Other platforms will expect you to pay and then ask for a refund if you are not happy.  Wealthy Affiliate give you a free membership where you can decide whether WA and affiliate marketing is right for you.

Affiliate Marketing is not for everyone, not everyone can embrace that entrepreneurial lifestyle and they appreciate that.  But instead of you paying a month and offering a refund if you are not happy, which is a pain in butt.  They offer a full membership that is free.  The trial features are actually features from the full premium membership.

Related Post: Step-by-Step Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners

The main reason they have done this is, they want you to make the decision on whether to upgrade to premium or not.  This isn’t about someone telling you to pay for this make money online product, as they will be getting a commission from you doing this.  What they want you to do is sign up for the premium membership from an informed position.  You know what you are signing up for and how it can help you.

We have covered the 4 main features from Wealthy Affiliate below to give you an insight into what is on offer.

Even though there is a premium membership within Wealthy Affiliate, you will notice that you still get quite a lot for the free starter membership.  I would also stress that the monthly price of the premium membership has not increased since 2005.  Back then, all they offered was a monthly list of good target keywords to use.  The price is still the same, and yet they know offer comprehensive training, a website hosting platform, keyword research tools and a whole lot more.  Still for the same price…

Anyone who claims Wealthy Affiliate is a scam, needs to have their head examined.

Let’s break down the key features:

Training

Wealthy Affiliate’s training uses a number of different medium’s to teach you, show you how to get started.  It uses:

  • Text-based lessons
  • Video-based lessons
  • Task-based lessons

In each lesson, you will read about what you need to do and why you need to do it in that way.  There will also be videos that break down and show you what you need to do.

It then includes some specific tasks for you to complete.

If I take the example of building a website, why tell you what to do when I can show you from step one to the last step how to do it.  Then you can go and replicate it from what you have just done.  Then I can tick of the task as complete, then move onto the next task.

There are two main courses for a starter to begin with.  We will get into the other bits of training later.

There are a number of different training modules within Wealthy Affiliate.

Online Entrepreneur Certification

There are five levels of this course with ten lessons within each level.

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The Free Starter Membership gains access to the first ten lessons, called Getting Started. You even gain access to a free website to be able to follow along with the training.

If you feel Wealthy Affiliate is for you, then you can access the remaining four levels plus 9 more full websites with a premium membership.

Related Post – The Key Differences Between the Free Starter Membership & a Premium Membership with Wealthy Affiliate.

The five levels of the OEC training are:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website
  3. Making Money
  4. Mastering Social Engagement
  5. Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation

Each stage has ten lessons in, with supporting training, training videos and tasks for you to complete.  Once you have completed the tasks, you can move onto the next module.  That way, you can go at your own pace.  My advice is not to rush through this, completing the training within an hour will not speed up your chances of earning money any quicker.

Take the training seriously and complete each task as Kyle sets out.  It will mean you are on the right track throughout.

Affiliate Bootcamp

This is a course set out for those who want to promote Wealthy Affiliate to others.  We have completed the affiliate bootcamp course and it will definitely help those in the MMO sector.  But it does lead to a select few who are not following the training and hence putting a sense of doubt in people’s minds about WA.

But we are very clear that we fully endorse WA and would not be where we are today without them.

The free starter membership again provides access to the first ten lessons of this training, with the remaining 6 levels (60 lessons) accessible via a premium membership.

WA Affiliate Bootcamp - Getting StartedThat is 70 lessons that cover targeting the Make Money Online niche.  Now, that is a highly competitive niche and one that should really be left until you really have the knowledge to help you succeed.  Complete beginners might not have the required knowledge to succeed in the timelines they wish to, and then they would be thinking it is WA’s fault.  But again, it would not be.

My advice is if you are just getting started with affiliate marketing, stick with the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.  Once you have a successful niche website up and running and can hire writers, you could then move onto a project to promote Wealthy Affiliate.

Then there are the other training modules that are available.  Please note, most of these are for premium members.  But WA are not here to rip you off, the price is low for what you are getting access to.

The additional training comes in the form of:

  • Live Webinars from Jay (Magistudios)
  • Member Created Training
  • Member Blogs

There is a base feeling around Wealthy Affiliate, that you need to keep on learning.  They also appreciate that members will have some value to add.  They maybe experts at some things, but there will be people who have the knowledge in certain aspects and want to be able to share that with other members.   After being a premium member for three months or more, you can create your own training courses to share on Wealthy Affiliate.  It might be text based or Video based, and you will be rewarded with credits that you could cash out or use for other features.  I learn a lot from reading other members blogs, they might only be sharing their experience from something.  Or they might be sharing some success story.  Remember, there will be new members who have never been online before and they have just created a website, how awesome is that.  They might be getting their first website ranked in Google or even getting their first sale.

Whatever it is, there is a story behind how they achieved it and the common theme is hard work and striving to achieve their goals.

Training also comes in the form of 13 classrooms that cover a number of different aspects:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Authoring & Writing Content
  3. Social Engagement & Marketing
  4. Website Development & Programming
  5. Search Engine Optimisation
  6. Keyword, Niche & Market Research
  7. Email Marketing
  8. The Wealthy Affiliate Program
  9. WA Affiliate Program
  10. Everything WordPress
  11. Video Marketing
  12. Local Marketing
  13. Pay Per Click Marketing

You will find tons of useful articles or videos in each classroom depending on what you want to learn.

But the weekly Live Webinars by Jay are probably my favourite training within Wealthy Affiliate.  Jay is a super affiliate; he has his own local marketing company and is a very successful affiliate marketer.  He runs a weekly live webinar, where you can log on live and learn from the subject he is covering.

Please note, that these weekly webinars are for PREMIUM Members only, but are well worth the subscription cost alone.

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He has a way of explaining stuff that makes it very easy to follow and adopt.  It is a premium feature.

I am not trying to tell you that Wealthy Affiliate is a free platform only.  There will be a fee if you want to unlock all of these features to benefit from their full training.  They are offering you a lot to help you set up a business, but that is the most important thing you need to understand.

Affiliate Marketing is a business model, and you will be setting up an online business.  To do that, you are going to need to invest in time, you are going to need to invest some money.  No business was built without them.

The free starter membership will give you a free website, it will give you some basic training.  If you are happy to go elsewhere and do a lot of research through Google, you could still go and make a business that makes you money.

But what Wealthy Affiliate is offering you is a paid premium membership that will give you full access to everything you will need to build an online business that will (given the right time and effort) profit you.

There are no hidden costs, there are only two memberships.  Free Starter Membership & Paid Premium Membership which is $49 a month.  The only additional cost that will present itself is the cost of a website, which is about $13-15 a year.

That is all upfront and apparent as you go through the training.  But when you consider their website hosting could be compared to services that are $250 a month, you are getting all of that included with your training.

I don’t know how anyone could consider Wealthy Affiliate to be a scam.  But I suppose it depends on how it has been introduced to you.

When I compare the training to other providers, they scrape the barrow and are charging a lot more than WA.  WA training alone is worth more than the $49 a month mark, and yet to date they have not increased the price.  This is because they are trying to help people.

You could even reduce the cost by paying for an annual subscription which is $359 a year.  Basically for less than the cost of a cup of coffee every day you will have everything you need to start your own online business.

Let’s move onto to the other features WA has to offer you.

Support

It takes a lot more than training to succeed, sometimes you just need an arm around the shoulder or help understanding a part of the training.  This is achieved in a number of ways.  The first one would depend on who introduced WA to you.

John & Gem - We will help youThat is us in the picture.  Gem runs a successful wedding business and I (John) am here to help anyone get online who needs help with affiliate marketing.

I will help anyone I can, I am often in the live chat or helping anyone who has asked a question.  In my book, there is no stupid question.  People might ask a question, even though they feel silly and yet they find that a hundred people turn around and say they were thinking the same thing.

My advice is if you are sitting there, not sure what to do, ask the question.  I will respond to any of my referrals who has a question, I will respond to anyone regardless of whether they are my referral or not.

That is the main ethos around WA.  You will get support from the live chat, the training, from Jay with his webinars.  There is also the added fact that you will also gain access to the owners, Kyle & Carson.

When you log in, you will have a help centre button.  There are times you need to get technical support with your website – they have a dedicated team that will be there to help you.  A general question can be done via the live chat or in the comments section of any lesson you are in.  But you will also see you have direct access to me from your dashboard.  Just drop me a question and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

You will be overwhelmed by the response; someone will get back to you within a few minutes with an answer or point you in the right direction to the best training that will help you.

Wealthy Affiliate is an international platform, so regardless of what time zone you live in, you will get a response.

Gem and I live in the UK, so I tend to help whilst the US is still sleeping, then when it gets to my evening time, The US is highly active on the platform.

My point is, you will receive a high level of support no matter what it is related to really quickly.

But again, I see reasons why people question WA when it comes to support and that is because they are asking the wrong questions or pointing the questions at the wrong people.

I will give you an example, Kyle is superhuman, in my opinion.  The amount of time he is active on the platform is ridiculous, but people are expecting him to respond to stuff within minutes.  But they have not considered the time zone.  He is good, but he cannot be active 24 hours a day.  People need to be realistic.  Personally, I would want any of my referrals to come to me before they go to Kyle.  I am a little more accessible than Kyle is.  There are over 2 million members on Wealthy Affiliate.  He makes himself accessible to all of them, but we need to be a little more responsible ourselves.

If you ever need help, go the right person first.  If you decided to join WA after reading our review, through our link, come to us with any of your questions.  If we can help, we will, or we will point you in the right direction and get you the help you need.

Websites

Wealthy Affiliate offers a website hosting service through its SiteRubix service.  A free starter membership offers you one free subdomain website.  that means you will have a website where it has SiteRubix + the domain name you want.

If you have considered a free wix website, then it would appear the same “wix+domain name”.  You will find that the wix website will have the wix branding everywhere on your website.  The free website from WA does not do that.

Wealthy Affiliate offers a premium member, 10 full domains, all with SSL certification and a host of other premium hosting features all within that $49 a month price tag.

These websites will be a WordPress website.

WordPress website

If you are not familiar with WordPress, know that it is the most popular CMS or content management system online and is preferred by the search engines.  Which hopefully makes it easier to get your website ranked and ultimately make money.

The Website Hosting at Wealthy Affiliate is a high-quality service.  To find equivalent website hosting, you would need to join the following providers:

  • Pagely (5 websites) – $199 a month
  • WPEngine (10 websites) – $115 a month
  • Kinsta (10 websites) – $200 a month

They do not provide a training platform like Wealthy Affiliate does, they are charging what they are (quite rightly too) and yet Wealthy Affiliate gives you 10 websites, plus training, plus support, plus other tools and it is charging $49 a month.

There are a raft of features that they also offer that are all designed to support you with regards the speed of your site, the security of your site and the ease of using the website.

Kyle wrote a fantastic blog about the features, click HERE
to read it.

Tools

Jaaxy is Wealthy Affiliate’s keyword and niche research tool.  To get your website ranking and in front of your target audience, there is a need to target the right keywords.

Jaaxy - WA Keyword Research Tool

The free starter membership gives you access to this to be able do 30 keyword research terms.  I must stress, the free starter membership is to see if affiliate marketing is right for you.  It could be possible to earn money with it, but you would need to do a lot of research elsewhere, it is up to you.

Jaaxy is a standalone product but is included within the premium membership.  But that integration allows you to do unlimited keyword research.  Jaaxy is a powerful tool, and there may be a time where you pay to unlock features that improve efficiency.  But the Jaaxy lite version I have access to as a premium WA member works fine for me.  It would work fine for you too.

If you want to learn more about Jaaxy’s features, then click to read our full review HERE.

This is not an upsell, it is a fully functioning keyword and niche research tool that is included within the premium membership of Wealthy Affiliate.

For $49 a month, you get all you need to get started.

Why Wealthy Affiliate is Not a Get Rich Quick Scheme!!

Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick-scheme

Let’s get into another reason why people might not think Wealthy Affiliate works… if we go back to that employee thinking, people will work really hard on their website for a month.  Now they will have achieved a heck of a lot in that time.  They will have built up a fully functioning website, they will have completed some content and posted it on their website.  The search engines will have ranked some of that content through the help of following the steps included in the WA training.

So, they will have achieved a lot, but they will be sitting there, and it will not have made any money.  That is not the fault of yourself, WA or the search engines.  It will be back to the point of expectations vs reality.

I am not saying this to put you off, but I am giving you a realistic idea of how long it really takes to make money with affiliate marketing.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick scheme.  They cover this a lot in the first few lessons.  You will not be earning huge amounts of money straight away.  That is because affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme.

Affiliate Marketing is Not a Get Rich Quick Scheme

But that doesn’t mean affiliate marketing doesn’t work, it has been proven to be a great and effective way of living the lifestyle you strive through helping others.

But I have yet to find a get-rich-quick scheme that does what it is supposed to do.

Think of it this way, you could spend the next year chasing either of these:

  1. Keep looking for a scheme that will earn you thousands by doing very little – but the end result is that you will never find one.  You will have wasted time, effort and money on stuff that never achieves any of your goals.  Ultimately you lose out…
  2. You sign up with Wealthy Affiliate, you work hard and follow their training to the letter.  You start earning a little by month 3, you then carry on working hard and by the end of the year you are hiring more writers to help you build up your income to become a truly financially free…

See the difference in thinking about it for a year.  If you are being realistic in setting daily, weekly and monthly goals you set yourself daily, weekly and monthly goalswill be surprised at what you can achieve.  But if you keep chasing the shiny magical object that will bring you immediate success (but does not exist), then you only really have yourself to blame for not achieving.

Even though Wealthy Affiliate is very clear from the onset about your goal settings, your expectations, there are still new members who sign up to WA and still think that they will earn thousands in a very quick time.

They will ask questions within the forum asking why it is not working.  Yet, when we go to help them it is because they have not given it enough time.  But this is not always what they want to hear.

This is not the fault of Wealthy Affiliate, this does not make Wealthy Affiliate a scam, it makes the member unrealistic.

Affiliate Marketing is not for anyone who is lazy, sounds harsh but it is true.  If something is worth working your butt off for, then it is worth it.  I strive to spend more time with my son, that is why I started affiliate marketing and why I strive to still put in the time and effort even when I do not particularly want to.

That does not mean that you will not find success, ultimately Wealthy Affiliate has and does bring success.

Does Wealthy Affiliate Bring Success?

what does success mean to you?

This brings me onto a really important point – what does success mean to you?

I know you are expecting me to show you loads of Wealthy Affiliate members who are making thousands a month and that immediately means they are successful.  There is an element of that, there are many successful members who are earning that kind of money and they will all tell you it is because of the WA training.

But in the early days, they were celebrating a different type of success.  If I talk about myself personally, before I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate, I had never built a website.  Didn’t even know how to do it.  So, launching my first website was a success story, for me.

Earning my first earnings was also another success story, even though it was only $3…

There are going to be so many success stories along your journey to earning your monetary goals.

The biggest piece of advice I can give is to ensure you never give up.  There will be an element of failure along the route and that it is more important to understand you will have them.  In a sense, you will learn a lot more from your failures than your successes.

It might be you pick the wrong niche but learn so much from the experience that you launch your next niche in half the time and get results a lot quicker than you might have done if you stuck with your first niche.

Here is a screen shot of some success stories that were live on Wealthy Affiliate today:

WA Success Stories 1

These are success stories that are ranking highly within WA.  3 of them are to with earnings, one is a brand-new website that has started receiving orders.  But sometimes you will it is just people celebrating the fact their website got noticed by Google.

The point is that you know that there will be goals you achieve along your journey that are steppingstones towards earning money.

It is easy to say your goal is earning money, I get that.  But how are you going to achieve that?  Well, creating helpful content is one of those steps.  So, naturally research is a step to help you know what to write about.

Completing research and creating content is a necessary goal towards making money.  Setting yourself goals will lead to these mini successes that have the desired effect of getting your website onto the first page of Google.  That leads to traffic, which will lead to earning money.

Then you might be one of those members who is saying they have quit their day job or are travelling the world whilst earning or even become one of Wealthy Affiliate’s Super Affiliates…

There are a few examples below of people who have earned a considerable amount.  They will all tell you they learned everything they needed to know from following Wealthy Affiliate’s training.

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wa - grace-success-storyWA - weird trick for successThere is no magic formula, only the training.  When you read the blog above, he will just tell you to work hard.

But with so many success stories, the odd few people who are calling Wealthy Affiliate a scam are because they gave up and not because of anything WA did.

Is Wealthy Affiliate for You?

Question - Is Wealthy Affiliate for You??I am hoping at this point you can see that Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam, it is NOT a bogus training platform and is something that can help the right person.

So, I suppose the last question you need to ask yourself before deciding to join Wealthy Affiliate is whether Wealthy Affiliate is for you?

Wealthy Affiliate offers step-by-step training that if you follow it correctly, will lead to you writing your own success story within Wealthy Affiliate.

But the fact is, that whilst a horse can be led to water, only the horse can decide to drink…

What I mean is, that if you decide to sign up to Wealthy Affiliate and let’s say you decide to upgrade to premium, only you will be able to produce the success story.  You will have to commit time to learning from the training.  Taking that knowledge and putting in the time and effort to research and create the content you need to do to post on your website to get the search engines to trust you enough to rank it high enough for people to click on it.

The search engines are wanting to show their users the best content there is to provide them with the help they need.  You write awesome content that helps their users and they will naturally rank you higher.  But it all takes time for this to happen.

Wealthy Affiliate is for someone who is ready to commit to the next year of writing regular content. 

Wealthy Affiliate is not for someone who is going to write content for the next two weeks and then expect results.

Final Word

I don’t write any of this to put you off joining Wealthy Affiliate, in fact I am a huge fan of what Wealthy Affiliate offers.  Their training is the best I have found online, and the huge support levels make this ideal for a beginner looking to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test.  But I want to ensure that you know and understand what you are signing up for.

It is not a scam; it is not a bogus training platform.  It is the best place you could join to start your own online business.  But you need to be ready to commit to doing just that and not playing at it.  Starting a business is harder than a lot of people think.

If you do sign up with Wealthy Affiliate, then you need to commit to yourself that you are going to build that passive income or financially free future you want.  If you can commit to that, then you are definitely researching the right training provider.

If you think you are ready to build that future, you need to click on the button below and get started with the training.  You will get our full support along the way, if you click via the link below.

If you are still reading this, then you could be the right person to benefit from this awesome training.  If you join Wealthy Affiliate via the link below, you will get our personal help every step of the way.

free wealthy affiliate starter membership

But if you are not sure whether you can commit, then you are probably not going to find a better option…

The choice is up to you…

Thanks for reading our post.  If you have any questions or any experience, then please write them in the comments section below.  We would love to help you!!

How to Increase MLM Sales – Effective Tips to Improve Network Marketing Success

How to Increase MLM Sales
MLM is tough, but with the right strategies you can make money with it and even increase your MLM sales. Whether you are struggling with an MLM opportunity, just want to make more money with MLM or are maybe just interested to know how to increase MLM sales, then this guide is the one for you. We have gone through what we think will help you get the most out of network marketing – techniques, tips and tricks to improve your success. But don’t think we are going to be giving you the usual stuff that others will tell you.  We are not about harassing your friends and family or constantly spamming social media groups. We will only share with you things that have been proven to work.

Before We Get into It…

Personally, we are not a fan of MLM or Network Marketing or the whole thing about Multilevel Marketing.  Not because I don’t think they are legit or anything like that. But the key attributes needed for success with MLM is:
  • Being Able to Direct Sell to People
  • Being Able to Recruit an Effective Team Under You
My own personality and character is not suited for recruitment, team building or face-to-face sales, so I have a strong preference for a different style of marketing which is called Affiliate Marketing. If done correctly, we know network marketing is a viable business model and it can bring people a good wage from it. But we know that Affiliate Marketing has a much easier learning curve, and the start-up costs are nowhere near as high. But what that also means, there are some techniques from affiliate marketing and niche site marketing that can be brought over and applied to network marketing to improve your effectiveness in network marketing.  Especially when you factor in drawing in free organic traffic.

How to Increase MLM Sales – Don’t Harass your Friends & Family

The majority of MLM companies and their distributors will encourage you to start with targeting your friends and family. A young boy clearly annoyed - don't harass your friends and family First off, it will be to get your first few sales and then it will lead to them pushing you to get them to sign up into your downline. But that is where the problems start.  65% of people walk away from MLM because they feel uncomfortable pitching to their friends and family. You can seriously hurt your relationships with those that are closest to you, do you want to do that? You effectively become their boss, the person who is harassing them to get more sales and to recruit more people. There is the other side too, if they do not see success or you don’t, it can become a blame game as it was you who introduced them to this opportunity? There is a difference between recruiting someone you know when you have proof it is working and you are seeing results to recruiting friends to hit a quota. If you are able to make it work and are seeing the results, then that is slightly different.  But most MLM’s we review, tend to end up with people walking away without seeing a dime and having hurt their friends relationships. It is all about timing and it being the right opportunity for both you and them, not about hitting quotas. It doesn’t matter what type of business you are starting, an online marketing business or an offline business.  You need to treat it professionally and targeting the right people.  Relevancy is key, especially online.  If a business opportunity is relevant to someone, then it is worthwhile pitching.  But these MLM’s just tell you to get people into your downline.  Your success will be based on their sales.  If they are not salespeople, and you are not sales people you will not see success. You are much better leaving your friends and family until you know more, are seeing results and then can share that with them as they are more likely to be interested and more engaged in replicating your success. It is the same with Affiliate Marketing, People are seeing what we are doing and are now asking questions.  We can show results, we can share what we do and they are more engaged and interested in having a go. You need to treat your network marketing business the same way and that will start with you identifying your target audience…

How to Increase Network Marketing Sales – Who is Your Target Audience?

This is not unique to MLM, but the biggest mistake many beginners make when getting started with MLM opportunities isblocks spelling out vision - who is your target audience? seeing everyone as a potential customer.  The same can be said with affiliate marketing too. The sales pitches these companies have will tell you differently, but that is because they are experts at sales pitches, and they want you to hand over your money. You will have much better results if you do the work and identify who your target audience is.  Who are you going to target for selling your products to and who are you going to target to promote the business opportunity to? Not everyone will be in that category. It goes back to the family and friends point.  The business opportunity is aimed at someone who can sell or recruit, or both. You really do need to think about it.  I would not want to sell or recruit, and I would only know a few people who I could target within my friends that might be good at it. But the other side of it is, are they interested in the product or company you have chosen?

Add Value by Fulfilling Your Target Audience’s Needs

SO, you need to really think about who does your product or service benefit?  How does your product make life better or what problem does it solve? Then you can start to think about who that benefits. For example, if it is a skincare MLM that has cream for acne or eczema.  You target audience for the products are those with acne or eczema. But on the flip side, if you cannot really see any of the products at an MLM solving a problem, then it might be best not to get involved. Your results will be much better if you are targeting the right people with the right product that helps them.  Once you become a provider of solutions, your business will be in a much better position.

Make a Daily Effort to Promote Your Products or Services

A lot of people in and around MLM will tell you that the money is in the downline.  They will tell you to focus on recruiting more people into your downline and bring in new business builders. But that is the problem, when you focus solely on this, all you are doing is building a pyramid scheme.  Not an illegal one, but all MLM’s look like a pyramid on the recruitment side.

The problem is, without sales of the products none of you will be earning any money.

Whether that is sales from yourself or your downline, you still need to be selling the products to make it profitable. Many people fail at MLM, as they lose sight of this and then only focus on recruiting (thinking your downline will make you sales).  But if you are not picking the right people, or they are focusing on recruiting too without making any sales.  There are on sales for you to be making money on. You need to think about how you are going to keep on promoting your products or services daily.  The recruitment side will come in time, but don’t lose sight of the sales side.

Sponsor, Don’t Recruit

Once you have your sales strategies right and regular sales are coming in, then that is the time to start thinking about help your recruits - image of 3 people hand on hand as part of a teambuilding up a team to help you with the sales front. Remember this is a business, you cannot rush it all and hope it brings success.  By learning and building effective sales funnels, you can use this to help your downline recruits to increase their sales (which naturally helps you). But this is where you need to think about who you recruit, and how you are going to help them succeed. If they are not making sales, you are not making sales.  They will also become disillusioned with the business model and often walk away losing their investment and their trust in online marketing. Your job as a sponsor is to help them.  Too many recruits someone in, and then move onto recruiting someone else.  If they are going to be a part of your team, then you need to treat them that way and help them achieve success.  The more successful they are, the more you will benefit anyway. This is not about recruiting as many people in, this is about the quality of the person you are bringing in. I bet if you are already in an MLM, you might be thinking that you haven’t really seen much support from your upline?  How are you going to change that for your downlines? If they need help with sales techniques, then you need to help them with that.

Set Yourself Goals for Parties & Presentations

The reason people will buy products from you is because of you.  What I mean by that, it has been proven over the years weekly planner image - set yourself goalsthat people will buy a product because of the person selling it, not necessarily the brand associated with it. It is the personal touch that will sell products and build up the repeat sales from that customer too. If you think about the products out there, there are tons of products within MLM and outside MLM, so why am I going to buy this product from you and not someone else? Well, hopefully the answer is that you were that helpful and insightful that I felt I could trust you and your business and therefore made a purchase. Whether it is via a website or from a person, this holds true to all purchases. Helping is key, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to set yourself goals or targets.  Setting goals is important, so set yourself a goal for your next party.  Then reviewing whether you hit your target, analysing why you might not have reached it.  Or, maybe you smashed it and need to set a higher target next time. The key is to not come across too salesy, many people find this puts them off making a purchase.  Don’t sell to them, talk about how the product would benefit them and make sure you are pitching to the right audience.

Learn Marketing

blocks spelling out learn - learn marketingYou cannot stay within your local area and succeed with network marketing.  It is like any business model, where you are going to need to learn a variety of marketing techniques and strategies to become successful.  You will need to step out from the training that these MLM’s offer, as they are not usually as in-depth as they need to be to explore other ways of bringing traffic to your business. They will tell you to use social media, but again is this targeted.  Not really, as it will be to your friends and family and that might not be the right target audience for your products or services. They will often give you a replicated website for you to use, but that website will never rank in Google as it will class as duplicate content. The only route left to you is to use paid advertising to target the right audience for your products or services, but this can be really expensive. But you are open to learning, then you could learn how to build your own unique website that could be ranked in the search engines.  One where you could write content that targets the right audience that attracts free organic search traffic.  Collect emails and build a list where you could send targeted promotions to them and it will become a base for you to run your own business. By sharing relevant posts that teach your audience how to use the products, where they can get them (your website shop) and other relevant information you can really stand out from the crowd. If you are worried at this point about building your own website, then please don’t be.  It is so easy these days.  You don’t need to know coding or have much technical skills.  You just need to follow the training and you will have your own website up and running within a couple of minutes (and more importantly, know how to market it to get free organic traffic) Recommended: Learn How to Build & Market Your Own Website Here

Build a Follow Up System

No doesn’t always mean a no.  You will need to build up a follow up system that helps convert those ‘no’s’ into sales.  You will do this as you develop your sales process by understanding where people are in the purchase lifecyle. Some people are ready to buy straightaway, others want to learn more information before they buy and want to compare it to other products to find the best option.  Others will not have thought about it at all and want to learn more about the subject, before thinking about products. Then, of course there will be those that just don’t want to buy the products. But building a follow up system is crucial, and easy to do if your have your own business from your own website, not the duplicated one. That way, you can encourage those that aren’t quite ready to buy to your website, where you can encourage them to enter their email address.  Once they have done that, you can then start sending them timely emails that help them along the purchase lifecycle where they are ready to buy.

Get Free Targeted Traffic Organically

First off, you cannot achieve this from a duplicated website the MLM provide you.  But you need to know how powerful this option can be. Google, Bing, Yahoo and YouTube are search engines.  They are hit with questions every day from people wanting help on some subject.  If you have your own website and provide quality content that helps in and around the niche that your product is targeting, then you will get free targeted traffic to your website – therefore your sales pitch. By understanding your target audiences wants and needs, providing content that helps them and incorporates natural sales pitches, you can rank at the top of the search engines and receive people who are ready to buy your products. The search engines are after the best answers to the questions they are given, and you can provide that and benefit from free traffic. Over time, as you keep creating high quality content, you will gain an authority.  That comes with credibility with the search engines.  Before you know it you will be flooded with traffic to your website, and these will convert into sales. Our Top Recommended Training Program teaches you in a step-by-step guide how to build your website, market it and create highly targeted content that search engines will love!

There is No Limit!

If you can embrace the power of marketing done right, then you will see there is no limit to what you can achieve. By combining highly targeted content and the power of the internet, the resulting traffic will blow your mind. Remember, if you can get to the top and ranking first place in Google, you will be getting an incredible amount of traffic to your website and it will be for FREE! With traffic comes other opportunities to revenue too.  Examples include Display Advertising and even adding some Affiliate Products to your offer too. By building an original website of your own with high quality content, you are building a strong foundation to your business that will stand the test of time. High Quality Content that helps people is the best option and solution to improving sales in any marketing field, including network marketing.

How to Increase MLM Sales – Final Conclusion

If you can leverage the techniques that we have listed for you in this article, then you are definitely on the road to increasing your MLM sales.  These techniques will apply to any online business and even offline businesses as well.  It is all about generating highly targeted traffic to your business. Think about it, if you could build an effective website that can sell even when you are not around, that is a powerful thing. You will not get that from the free duplicated website they will provide, but that doesn’t mean you cannot build your own and become one of the few that has found success with MLM. Once you have built the foundation and added some high-quality content that targets your target audience effectively, the traffic will start to flow and then will become a waterfall to your business. Are you ready to do that? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?  Then the natural next step is to learn how to do it.  Stop running around like a headless chicken and build a website that can do the hard work for you…

Creating a Website for Dummies – The Complete Guide

creating a website for dummies - image of someone creating a website

Have you been looking into ways to create your own website?  We can help you!

By the end of this guide you will be able to create a professional and fully-functional website of your own – Guaranteed.

Regardless of whether you are creating niche website, a website for your local business or a client, you can easily create it today with the help of some awesome tools and the best part is that you can do it FOR FREE!

These days, there are systems and platforms that can help you create a Professional website even if you are a complete beginner who knows nothing about website building or even if you don’t feel confident with a computer… Isn’t that Awesome?

Let’s Get Started…

The Need for a Content Management System – WordPress is the Answer!

When websites first came about, you needed to know all about html coding, computer coding, etc. and you would need to spend hours and days to design a website and actually get it out on the internet.  It was really complicated, and expensive.

But these days with the help of a Content Management System, you can get a website up and running within a couple of minutes.  In fact, shortly we will show you how you can create a website in just 30 seconds…

Back to what a Content Management System is.

Often referred to as a CMS, a Content Management System is a computer application that helps you create and modify a website and the content on that website using a simple (easy to use) interface.

It basically allows you to build and edit your website without the need to do anything or understand coding.

In fact, adding an image or video to a website is about as easy as it is to add one to Facebook these days.

There are plenty of CMS in the market, examples include Joomla, Drupal, Wix, WordPress, etc.

But the one that stands out from the rest is WordPress…

You may have heard about it before.  It is one of the most commonly used CMS in the market.  Below we go through the main reasons why it is an ideal choice for a beginner:

  • It is easy to install and set up
  • No need to know HTML, or any computer code to use it
  • It is Search Engine Friendly, meaning Google love it
  • Thousands of Website Templates or Themes, to get the look you want
  • Over 40,000 add on features through the use of plugins (which are really easy to use to)

It is the most widely used CMS because of how adaptable it is.  You can get the exact look and feel that you want through the use of a theme or plugin and the number of these items is vast.

WordPress can really support your website whatever the purpose of your website is.  Whether it is a niche website, a business, a blog or an e-commerce website, WordPress is the right CMS for you.

One of the best features is how easy it is for the search engines to crawl your WordPress website.  This is really important for getting people to come to your website, which is why you have a website and how you can earn money from your website.

SO, that is why we fully believe WordPress is the best CMS for you to build a website!

Another thing to note is that this very website you are ready right now was also built using WordPress.

What About the Right Hosting?

Your Website, however, is nothing without website hosting.  If you think about your website as your house, the web hosting is the land that the house is built on.

You need to build your website (house) on a strong foundation (hosting) if you want it to work.

Website Hosting companies offer all the complicated technology it takes to get your website onto the internet for people to find.

You may have heard of some of the more common services such as GoDaddy, HostGator, iPage, etc.

There are lots of them out there… Some brag about how cheap and good they are, but in reality, most of them are cheap because it comes at the expense of your websites speed.  Website speed is a critical aspect of your website and they are compromising your website online through their cheap servers.

It is like anything, just because it is cheap it doesn’t mean it is the right choice for you.  But I still promise you that you will have your own free website up and running by the end of this post.

The hosting service we recommend is SiteRubix.  It is very different from all of the other services and that is because it is powered by Wealthy Affiliate, the best online community and training for online business.

Apart from offering you the technical hosting for your website, they also offer training, tools and support to help you create a legit online business and a valuable online asset (your website).

You might also find it useful to know, that is website is hosted at SiteRubix and our training came from Wealthy Affiliate 😉

What is SiteRubix?

If you think about the relationship between a Website and a CMS, the key ingredient is the Server and SiteRubix is that server:

Describes the relationship between website, hosting and a CMS

It doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that.  With SiteRubix you get a great server that takes your website and WordPress and does all the hard work for you of presenting to the world your website.

SiteRubix is a premium website hosting service without the premium cost…

Now it is time to learn the steps needed to build yourself a website.

How to Create a Website in 30 Seconds…

Here is a video that will walk you through the actual process of creating a brand new website, and they also show you how you can have it up and running within 30 seconds (how amazing is that?)Build a Website in Under 30 Seconds Video
WATCH Video: Create a Website in Under 30 Seconds

Now, it is your turn to create your website.  WE want to help you… but you are going to be the one that needs to take action.

Step 1: Choose a domain name for your website (The URL you want for your website)

Step 2: Create Account at SiteRubix.com (insert link)

Step 3: Get Access to 2 FREE Websites & The Entire Training Platform!

For a beginner, creating a website is not going to be enough.  You are going to need help, guidance and training so that your new website can flourish and succeed.  Fortunately, the guys behind SiteRubix have got you covered and offer Free Training to go with your 2 FREE websites.

4 Aspects of a Successful Website

How do you make your website stand out amongst all the other websites out there on the web?  This will be the determining factor as to whether your online business succeeds or not.  When it comes to your website, there are 3 main aspects that you should be paying close attention to when developing elements of your website.

These aspects are the difference between a quality website and a normal website.

1. Speed & Loading Time

If your website takes ages to load, many people will not even bother waiting for your page to load.  People have no patience these days, and a slow loading website is something that really tips people over the edge.

With SiteRubix website, speed and loading times are not an issue and will never let you down.

2. Design

Your target audience needs to feel at home when they visit your website, so the design of your website needs to be clean and really fit in with your niche or target audience to really show your authority and quality behind the scenes.

3. Navigation

How easy is it to find my way around your website?  If you have loads of menus or links that lead to nowhere, this can really affect the feel of your website.  This is something you need to ensure is spot on

4. Your Content

But this is fundamentally the biggest one for you to concentrate on.  When you are creating your content for your website, you need to keep in mind who you are writing it for… Many people get lost because they write it in a way so that the search engines find it useful and display it higher up the rankings.

Image of WordPress back office - you need to provide quality contentThere is truth in that to a degree, you do need to consider getting it ranked in the search engines for people to find it.  But if when people do find your content, if they find it isn’t written well or doesn’t make sense or doesn’t help answer their question then there is no point to creating it.

Think about this post for a second, we wanted to help you to create a website and we have shown you how to create a website using SiteRubix, we have shown you a video showing you how to create a website too.

But if we hadn’t done that, then you would not have found this helpful – so what was the point.

See what I am saying.  Whatever you create, blog posts, videos, how-to guides, reviews – the main emphasis needs to be to help the person who is going to read it.

If they find it helpful and it answers their questions, then you have achieved something, and the rankings will come from that too.

Know your target audience and then create high-quality content for them and you will be offering a quality website.

There are plenty more in the list, but these four are the most important ones and are what you should be targeting straight away.

Need Help with Your Website?

If you have any questions regarding website creation, then please get in touch via the comments below.  We are more than happy to help you out, all you need to do is ask 🙂

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 websitetraining 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…

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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.

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

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

star trek merchandise for sale

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.

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How to Get Website Traffic for Free

How to Get Website Traffic for Free

I am guessing you have a blog or website and you are struggling to get any website traffic and are wanting to get some help with how to get website traffic for free, Right?

Traffic is so important to a website owner, but if you are not employing the right techniques you will not be getting much traffic and find it extremely hard to put your products or content in front of the right audience.

Read moreHow to Get Website Traffic for Free

How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Website for Beginners – A Complete Guide

How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Website for Beginners - A Complete Guide

Creating an Affiliate Marketing website does not have to be difficult, even if you have no idea how to even get started with creating a website.  I know how you might be feeling, if you have never created a website, let alone an affiliate marketing website before, it can seem very intimidating.

There are so many questions you are probably asking yourself right now.  Do you pay for someone to build a website for you?  What about those “drag and drop” website builders like Wix or Weebly? Will you need to learn computer coding?  Is WordPress the answer for building your website with? What is the best option for you?

Those are probably just a few of the questions you are asking yourself…

Well, first off – let’s just relax a little and take a few deep breaths.  I am going to make it as simple as I can for you.  We will walk through this together and go through it one step at a time.

If you follow the steps listed below in this guide, you will be able to create your own affiliate marketing website and it will be a lot easier than you might think…

Why Should you Take Our Advice…?

Hey, we are John & Gem!  We have been benefitting from affiliate marketing for a while now and our business keeps onAbout John & Gem growing because of affiliate marketing and what we have learned along the way.  You can read a little more about us here.

Whilst we are in a position now that we are benefitting from affiliate marketing, a few years ago we didn’t have a clue what we were doing.  We had absolutely no idea as to how to build a website, or even what the heck affiliate marketing was…

When we look back, we realise that the worries we had were nothing compared to the great experiences we have had along the way too.

Some people never get started because they believe building a website is totally out of their technical range.  But it isn’t!

Seriously, anyone can get started with the right help and support.  That is why we are creating this guide to help anyone, and everyone get started with their own website and Affiliate Marketing.

What You Need to Know Before We Get Started

Before we can get started with the building of an affiliate marketing website, you need to have a solid understanding of how affiliate marketing works.

You need to have an understanding of the affiliate marketing business model and you will also need to know how long it can really take for you to make money from affiliate marketing.  If you can get your head around these key points, you will be in a much better place to succeed with affiliate marketing.

How Much Will This Cost?

I know you might not be ready to spend any money at this point, and I totally get that.  However, this guide is about getting you started the right way.  There are many free websites out there, but if you are serious about being successful with affiliate marketing you are going to need to invest a little.  If you are not ready to invest yet, then affiliate marketing is not for you.

There are definitely reasons to avoid free affiliate marketing websites and we want you to be successful.  In this guide we will show you how you can get started with a website that will cost you $3.95/month.

We will also share with you a full in-depth training course that will help you start and grow a successful affiliate marketing business.

How to Choose a Niche for Affiliate Marketing

Before you get to the point of building a website, you need to think about the topic you want your website to be about.

What are you going to base your website on and write about, until you are ready to make this decision, there is little point in you building a website yet.

So, what topic are you going to cover…?  What products or services are you going to promote on that website?

If you are looking for more advanced training on this, you can sign up for a high-quality training course like this one.

Alternatively, you can check out this great video I found below which explains how to find a good affiliate marketing niche:

If you still need help deciding on your niche, check out this article I wrote about finding a niche that might help you out.

Choosing the right affiliate marketing niche can be overwhelming, so if you still feel like that don’t worry.  It is perfectly normal to be feeling like that.

Think about these key points:

  • There need to be products and services for you to promote – no point otherwise
  • You are going to be creating a lot of content on that topic – so pick something you will not tire of easily
  • Take your time and think about it

Once you have chosen your niche, you are ready to start building your website with that niche you have chosen.  Now we are ready to go and build your affiliate marketing website.

How to Create an Affiliate Marketing Website

This guide will show you how to create an affiliate marketing website using WordPress.  If you are not familiar with WordPress, know that it is the World’s largest website builder, is free and easy to use.  It is known as a CMS or Content Management System.

There are two key elements to a website, and you will usually need to purchase these two services, but they are usually bundled together.

Domain Name: the domain name is simply the name or URL that you want to use for your website.  If you want an example, the URL or domain name for the website you are currently on is BestAffiliateMarketingTools.org.  You will see it in the address bar above you.  In order to get a domain name, you need to register your domain with a “domain registrar”.  Don’t feel nervous, it is actually really easy to do this.

Web Hosting: Think of the domain name as a house, the web hosting is the land the house sits on. You need a web host for your website to be visible for people to find it.  Again, don’t feel nervous about this step it is again really easy to do.

These two services are fundamental requirements to be successful with an affiliate marketing website.  There are plenty of free options out there, but there are flaws to these sites that could affect the success of your affiliate marketing business.

We will be setting up both your domain name and your web hosting with the same service and both of these services are included for $3.95 a month, using this discount link.

If you are willing to spend a little more that and want advanced training, you can sign up for this training here. But I will go into more detail later.

How to Choose a Domain Name

This is the stage where you need to choose a great domain name for your website.  It can sometimes be hard to do, but as long as it is relevant to your niche that is a great start.

At this point, we are going to assume you have already picked a niche for your affiliate marketing website.  This way you should already know what your website is going to be about.

So now we are going to find a domain name to use that is available.  You may come across some that are already taken, but great domain names are still available for you to use.

To search for available domain names, you use the tool below.  Once you have found an available domain name, make sure you write it down, but don’t register it yet.  We will do that shortly.

How to Choose a Good Web Hosting Service

For a start, know that there are literally thousands of web hosting services around the world and they are not all equal.  The competition has created a lot that are not worth your time, but it has also meant the good ones have come massively down in price.

Web hosting is cheaper than ever, and the quality of the good ones has also improved massively too.

The things to look for when picking a web hosting service:

  • Ease of Use
  • Good Customer Service
  • Simple WordPress Installation
  • Price

When you are just starting out with affiliate marketing, you do not need some “all singing, all dancing” web hosting.  You just need something that is basic and doesn’t cost much until you start making some money.  Then you can start upgrading if needed.

This guide is going to focus on registering your domain name, setting up your web hosting and installing WordPress all with the same service.

That service is Bluehost, a well-known and established web hosting company.  You will also receive a discounted price of $3.95 a month with this Bluehost discount link and this includes everything you need.

Let’s get started with setting up your affiliate marketing website!

Go to BlueHost.com

The first step is to us this discount link for BlueHost.com, the you can click the “Get Started Now” button.

bluehost website

Choose Your Hosting Plan

It then takes you to where you will choose your web hosting plan to sign up with.  But at this point, I recommend you stick with the basic plan.

If this is your first affiliate marketing website, the basic plan will give you everything that you will need at this point.  You can always upgrade later on.

However, it is up to you.  If you want to go for a higher plan, feel free to go for it.

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Choose You Domain Name

Hopefully you now have a great domain name to use and you can enter it once you have selected your web hosting plan.

If you haven’t quite come up with a name at this point, you can still carry on with a free domain for now.

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Fill in Your Account Details

This is just where you will need to enter your personal details.

Enter your Account Details

Review Your Package Details & Payment Information

Double check all of your details are correct and add your payment method.

Check Your Email & Set Your Password

Once you have finalised your details and your account are set up, you will receive a welcome email that looks like the image below.  Go and click the green button to create your password.

bluehost welcome email

You should then see a screen like this, where you can set your password.  Make sure you do not lose it!

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Log into your Bluehost Dashboard

We are just a few steps away from your having your very own affiliate marketing website up and running. You web hosting is now all set up. You now just need to get your head around the bluehost dashboard.Bluehost dashboard

Now to Install WordPress

Bluehost have not made it difficult to install WordPress.  There are hundreds of free WordPress templates for you to use.  These are pre-built websites that you can choose and then customise to make it your own.

You just need to pick a design you like.  Don’t worry if it isn’t exactly right, you can always change it later.

Bluehost - pick a theme

Once you have chosen your design, it takes one click to install it!

Bluehost WordPress - One-click build

Business or Personal Use…?

If you are building this website to start affiliate marketing, then you will choose the business option.

bluehost wordpress dashboard

Get to Know Your WordPress Dashboard

Once you are actually into your WordPress dashboard, play around with it and get to know what all of the different options are for.  Don’t worry if you don’t really know what you are doing with it yet, just click launch and let’s get that website out into the open.

WordPress Dashboard

Choose Your Website Title & Website Description

Choose a website title and website description next, this is what will show up when your website appears in the search engine results.  Make sure it is an accurate description of your website.

Site Title & Description

Congratulations your affiliate marketing website is up and running and read for you to get started!!  It wasn’t that difficult really, was it?

You will run into loads of questions along the way, like learning how to navigate WordPress but look at how far you have come so far.

Learn How to Create Your First Page in WordPress!

Lets get into a few of the basics, the important aspect of your WordPress dashboard will be pages and posts.

Pages are normally for your homepage, about me page, privacy policy and your affiliate disclaimer.

Posts are used for your general blog posts.  These are where you are writing about the products and services you are planning on promoting.

A great starting point is creating your About Me page.  Check out this tutorial video on how to create your first page in WordPress.

Learn How to Create You First Post in WordPress!

So, like we said Posts are different from the pages and most of the content you create will be a post.  For example, this is a post that you are reading now.

Anything you want on your blog feed should be a post.  Check out this great tutorial on creating a blog post:

Grow Your Affiliate Marketing Website

The simple technique to grow your website and gain traffic is by creating high-quality content on a regular basis.

But there is a key element to any content you create.  You need to help the reader and not sell to the reader.

It is a fundamental reason why affiliate marketers fail.  They focus so much on selling to people, but these people are looking for help to understand why that product is the one to the buy.  Why that product is better than the other alternatives on the market.

If they were already in the buying mood, they would have probably already bought it.

But they aren’t, they are looking for help to fully understand what the best option is before going and buying something.

If you can help them come to this decision and have a subtle link to the product, you will have a much better conversion rate than someone who is totally focused on selling something.

You Website Must Offer Value

If you are totally focused on the money, you will not see the kind of success that you are after.  That is because the monetisation of an affiliate marketing website comes last.

You need to follow the CTPM model.

C – Content

T – Traffic

P – Pre-Sell

M – Monetise

If you create high-quality content, that will drive traffic to your site, and you are pre-selling (or helping them) with great information around these products and services you are recommending.  The reader then feels happy to buy it.

The Customer Purchase Lifecycle

Another way to look at it is that your readers could be anywhere on the customer purchase cycle.

Readers could be in any of the following stages:

Research Phase

These people are looking for information on a particular topic.  But they may not have product awareness yet.  Some purchases could be spontaneous, most are just looking at this point.  This is where most will check out Google for more information and hopefully land on your blog post.

The best approach to this type of customer is to get them to follow you on social media, join your mailing list or bookmark your site.

Decision Phase

This is where the readers have product awareness but are now looking at a number of different products or services and are researching which one is the best fit for them.

These decisions can be easily persuaded by reviews and personalised opinions of others.

People at this stage are looking for product reviews.  Deliver a convincing review and you can encourage a decision.

The best approach at this stage is product reviews.

Purchasing/Action Stage

This is the stage where that reader is ready to make a purchase.  It can be difficult to detour someone when they are ready to buy.  But your goal is to have walked a reader through the three stages via your blog:

They have researched for information on your blog.  They then read a product review you have written.  At this point they are ready to take action and they are ready to follow your recommendations and click your affiliate link.

You Need to Think of Your Affiliate Website as a Small Business

The one thing everyone would love to hear is that there is an easy way to build an affiliate marketing website and that it willOpen for Business - Small Business make money really soon.  But no one in the world can promise that.

You will find plenty of so-called “Gurus” that claim to do that, but in all honesty, they are 99% scams.

If there was a sure-fire way of doing it, every existing affiliate marketer would be doing it and they are not.

Having said that, it is not impossible to build up your website and it to be successful.  But the important thing to know is that it is going to take time and effort to achieve it.

It isn’t easy as in the fact you are going to have to work hard to achieve your success.  Once those recurring payments start coming through, all that hard work will have paid off.

You can achieve the success and the lifestyle you want if you are willing to put the time and effort in to achieving it with affiliate marketing.

How to Find Products & Services to Promote

Once you have a decent flow of traffic, you are going to want to monetise your website, right?

So, how do you find products and services to promote in your niche and on your website?

Well, just about every industry has affiliate programs that you can use by promoting other peoples products and services.

Check out this fantastic video by Pat Flynn.  It breaks down how to choose the best products and services to promote on your blog or website:

Still Feel Overwhelmed…?

Do you feel like there is more to affiliate marketing than you initially thought…?  You may be feeling a little overwhelmed at this point.  Now that it is totally normal.

There is a lot to get your head around when it comes to affiliate marketing.

For those who may be wanting some more guidance and help, we have a top recommended program for you to check out.

This platform will walk you through everything. Not just how to build an affiliate marketing website, but to truly grow that business to the point where it is profitable.

Check Out the Training Available at Wealthy Affiliate

A few years ago, I didn’t even know what affiliate marketing was or how to build a website.  In fact, I had just been caught out by a scam and was really wary of signing up for anything online.  But when you are struggling to pay the bills you carry on looking.

I noticed a blog post about affiliate marketing and wanted to know more.  It led me to a review of Wealthy Affiliate, and it felt totally right.  So, I signed up!

I don’t regret it in the slightest.  We now have a couple of websites that are helping people online and regardless of your technical skills or concerns about your technical skills, the training is pitched in such a great way you will soon find you have mastered stuff you don’t even realise you need to be successful.

But What Exactly is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate offers step-by-step training for someone wanting an easy to follow guide to building an affiliate business.  It comes with some amazing support from a community that cares.

From being able to register a domain name and superb web hosting to provide research tools and other tools to develop your affiliate marketing website. There is not much elsewhere you would need outside of Wealthy Affiliate to become successful.

There are hundreds of training modules and training videos that you will be able to access and learn from.  These include weekly live webinars that you can also benefit from.

Wealthy Affiliate has literally changed our lives and to say that I would recommend them over any other product is an understatement.

I recommend their course because it works and there are plenty of success stories that show how good following their training will work for people

If you are truly looking for the right training and support, sign up for a FREE account with Wealthy Affiliate.  As long as you follow the training, commit to giving the time needed to grow your business you will be able to quit your day job.

Get Set up for Long-Term Success

I need to ask that this point as to whether you are just “testing the water” or are you actually serious about building an affiliate marketing business.  If you are serious about it, you need to go for the long-term strategy.

Do not keep chasing the get-rich-quick route.  

You will find yourself in a year’s time no closer to your goals, when you could have built an amazing affiliate marketing business following the training at Wealthy Affiliate.

I have learned so much from going through the training at Wealthy Affiliate and my business has benefited massively through it.  You will be surprised at what you will learn and be able to do in such a short period of time setting up your business for long-term success.

Things like keyword research and search engine optimisation and creating amazing content that converts, etc.  There is a lot you can learn!

Something to Think About…

I do hope you have found our guide on how to start an affiliate marketing website for beginners has been helpful.

You must now at this point realise that running a profitable affiliate marketing business needs much more than just a website.  You need to work at it, grow it and nurture your business over an extended period of time.

But for those of you who can commit, the affiliate marketing lifestyle is an amazing one.

If you feel it is time, then what are you waiting for?  It may still seem overwhelming, but it will not feel any different until you get started.  But if you have support, like that at Wealthy Affiliate you will soon lose all of your worries and it will be replaced with a belief that this will work for you.

I know you can do it; you just need to start.

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Thanks for checking out our guide, we hope you found it useful.  We would love to hear what you think, let us know in the comments below.

What is Online or Affiliate Marketing? A Pathway to Earning Money Online!

What is Online or Affiliate Marketing_ A Pathway to Earning Money Online!

You are probably looking into how people are making money online through affiliate marketing and wondering exactly what is online or affiliate marketing?

Affiliate Marketing, combined with Online Marketing is definitely something that you will want to learn and put into practise because it is a great way of achieving financial freedom.

Affiliate Marketing is a really appealing route to making money online, but know that you will need to invest some time into learning everything you need to know before working towards achieving your goals of giving up your day job and enjoying truly passive income.

Read moreWhat is Online or Affiliate Marketing? A Pathway to Earning Money Online!

Is The 30 Day Success Club a Scam? Scam or Legit?

Is The 30 Day Success Club a Scam_ Scam or Legit_

Can the 30 Day Success Club really make you money or is the 30 Day Success Club a scam?  We answer all of your questions in our review and whether it is worthwhile for you to invest your money in.

First off, good job on doing your research that is a great way of avoiding low-quality products or scams.

Product Review Summary

Product Name: 30 Day Success Club

Owner: Not Disclosed

Product Type: Affiliate Marketing Platform

Price: $37 One-Off Fee + Upsells

Best For: No One

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Summary: The 30 Day Success Club is an affiliate marketing platform that provides ready-made websites to host your affiliate products with.  But there are some things about the program that raise serious concerns about the legitimacy of the 30 Day Success Club.  The owners hide behind the product and do not give you any indication into who they are.  The use of fake testimonials to ensure you don’t really know what you are signing up for.

The platform is also full of outdated traffic strategies that turn out to not be sustainable in the long run.  In my opinion, this program will not benefit anyone!

Rating: 1/100

Recommended? No

What Exactly is 30 Day Success Club

The 30 day success club has bold claims about being able to help people to make money online.  The initial premise is legit as it uses the same model that we use to make money and that is affiliate marketing.

The Sales video states that you will be able to make a 4-digit income each month following their model.

But like a lot of other products available out there, they are not forthcoming with how affiliate marketing really works or how the websites they provide will work either.

The target audience for the 30 day success club is those who do not know anything about affiliate marketing, but their initial sales video has the usual hype associated with scams or low-quality products.

The sales video is just them talking about a system that could help you earn a 4-digit income a month without putting any effort in…  It also lacks telling you how you will be earning that money with so little input.  They are just hoping that you get sucked in by the (false) promise of you earning thousands of dollars in an easy way.

This doesn’t surprise me, because they don’t want you to know how it all works until you have spent your money.

How Does 30 Day Success Club Work?

If you decide to check the 30 day success club out, you pay your fee and then you get access to the members area.  This has a site builder for you to create your own website.

So far so good, you then choose from the selection for some products to add to your website.  Again, no problem.

Now those are the basic premises of affiliate marketing, but their claims that you will get that all-important traffic to actually buy from your site straightaway is where the system is flawed.

The 30-day Success Club is offered through the ClickBank Affiliate Network and they have a number of products that you could use to promote on your website, although I would state that you need to be careful what you choose to promote as there are quite a few products that are not worthwhile and could harm your credibility.

But the 30 Day Success Club Strategy Will Not Work These Days

If we were to go back in time and just create a website and included some worthwhile products on it, we would get instant traffic.  That is what this program is stating is still the way it works.

But back then, only those who knew html and coding would have had a website.  These days anyone can create a website.  It takes less than a minute and can be about anything.

To make money online you require traffic.  You need an audience to reach your website.

That is easier said than done.

Without an effective strategy you will have no chance of getting traffic, let alone making any money.

This Strategy is Missing from the 30 Day Success Club

Their strategy is all around just sharing your website wherever you can – social media, forums, etc.  But you need to really target your content to a relevant audience if you are going to make sales.

Their route to free marketing lacks anything on SEO.  They do not teach you search engine optimisation.  Without it, you have little chance of appearing in the search engines.

Who Will Benefit from the 30 Day Success Club?

Honestly, I cannot see how anyone other than the owners would benefit from this platform.  You would walk away with a website offering products but lack any real knowledge on how to get your content in front of the ideal audience who would actually be interested in the products you have chosen.

It would be like opening up a coffee shop in a village where no one likes coffee.  Poor example, but hopefully gets the point across.

How Much Does 30 Day Success Club Cost?

Whilst their sales video and landing page are saying, it is not free to build a website with the 30 Day Success Club.  There is the upfront cost of $37, this cost covers the website.

But there are also the upsells to consider.

Email Compatibility – $37

This allows you to integrate email autoresponders to your website.  Email marketing is still a really effective marketing strategy, yet you have to pay extra to add it to your website.

3 More Sites – $47

This option allows you to build more websites.  They are stating so you can make more money, but the first one wouldn’t make money so why would the additional 3?

Heatmaps – $47

This is a form of analytics on your website to understand traffic.  But Google Analytics is far better and is free.

What is Good About 30 Day Success Club (PROS)

Here is what we liked about it:

Normally I would try and at least have one thing to consider with a product, but there is nothing I can say to put this product in a positive light.

What Could 30 Day Success Club Improve on? (CONS)

Here is what we didn’t like:

Out of Date Traffic Strategies

To make money online you need to have traffic.  This can be achieved for free and doesn’t require any fancy programs.  It just requires hard work, some keyword research and high-quality content.

But the 30 Day Success Club is not offering you any value towards getting any traffic.  Their strategies are out-dated and will not work these days.

Google and other search engines are really cracking down on these out-of-date techniques and rewarding those who are following the right strategies with higher rankings.

The fact they miss out SEO, which is the best form of getting free traffic is a travesty. 

Fake Testimonials are a Red Flag

When the product is low-quality, they will not ever get real testimonials.  This is where they decide to pay for an actor to write a testimonial.

You will know straight away as they are normally reading from a script.  There are places like Fiverr where you can pay for people to record promo videos for you.

Don’t believe me, then check this out:

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By using Fiverr to pay for fake endorsements, you get a feeling for the fact that the owners have no interest in whether you can make money with the program or not.

Done-For-You Systems Lack Any Stability!

The problem with having your website with a program like this is the fact that your website will remain on their server.

AS this product doesn’t really have legs on it, what happens to your website when this system goes offline…  You will lose your website and your money too.

You will also lack any real control over personalising your website.

You Will Have Unrealistic Expectations

The biggest problem I have with platforms like this is the fact that they prey on people who are looking to make money quickly.

Affiliate Marketing is an awesome way of making money, but it is not a quick thing.  It will not make you rich quickly.  It is a business model where you work your backside off until you do start making money.

Platforms like this state you only need to spend a couple of minutes a day on your website and it will make you money.  No chance.

Maybe ten years ago we could have done that, now you need to understand that the competition is immense and that you will need to stand out to get to the top of the search engines.

But these days, you need to create high quality content.  You need to help people with their purchasing decisions, and this is a big difference compared to just selling stuff.

How can you achieve all this with only a few minutes a day?

They offer you screenshots of their earnings.  Typically, the owners will have been doing affiliate marketing for years and know what they really need to do and those earnings are because they are experts.

But what they do not want to do is offer that advice to you.  They just want to make themselves even more money at your expense.

My Honest Opinion of 30 Day Success Club? Is the 30 Day Success Club a Scam?

The 30 Day Success Club has all the hallmarks of a scam, I would say it probably isn’t a scam.  But it is still a platform that I would highly suggest no one invest in. 

You will look back and realise you have wasted your money and your time, when you could have actually get started for free with the proper route to affiliate marketing with expert training.

There is no real information around the owner of the platform, they are using fake testimonials and selling outdated traffic strategies to people who will know no different.

That is just hurting people who are wanting to get started and the fact is the owners do not care in the slightest.

They do not offer you anything of value within their platform.  You require a better route to real earning potential online and we can help you there with our top recommended training platform for affiliate marketers.

Sick of Seeing Scams & Want a Real Opportunity to Make Money Online?

If you are anything like me, you are sick of seeing low-quality products or products that turn out to be scams and are still looking for a real opportunity to make money online.

Affiliate Marketing is a real opportunity to make that money online, but there are a few things that you will need to consider before getting started with affiliate marketing.

First one is the fact that it is not a get-rich-quick scheme.  With all of these products that claims you can make money online straightaway or with little effort.  It can be easy to think that it is possible.

The Second one is the amount of time and effort that is required to make it work.

There are ways of achieving it within a reasonable timescale, but that timescale is weeks and months and not hours or minutes.

If you are still with me and are really interested in finding a way to build your own financial freedom with an online business then I can highly recommend a training platform that provides you with all the information and tools required to get started and see it through to where you have your own profitable online business.

We started out with this training platform and have never looked back.  We are now seeing sales online and want to be able to help you make money online.

Our top Recommended Platform for Beginners is Wealthy Affiliate.  They offer step-by-step training, the ability to build websites and with expert help and support you will start your own affiliate marketing business.

If you want to learn more about what is available to you with a Wealthy Affiliate membership, then check out our useful guide here.

If you have any questions around the 30 Day Success Club or anything to do with Affiliate Marketing write them in the comments below and we will definitely get back to you as soon as we can.

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