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

What is American Online Jobs About_ Find an Online Job or Get Sucked into a Scam_

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Affiliate Blogger Pro Review: Irrelevant & Outdated?

Affiliate Blogger Pro_ Irrelevant & Outdated_

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

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

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

See what we found out in our review:

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The Prosperity of Life Review – Life-Changing Income or a Pyramid Scheme in Disguise?

The Prosperity of Life Review – Life-Changing Income or a Pyramid Scheme in Disguise

If you are checking out reviews of the Prosperity of Life, chances are someone has just shown this incredible opportunity to a “make a life-changing income”?

It is great that you are doing your research, as it is the only way to understand if a program is legit and is actually a sound business opportunity.  It’s the best way to avoid scams and only find legit ways to make money online.

First off, we are not associated with the Prosperity of Life and whilst you will find plenty of reviews that seem to be singing the praises of this program, that is because they are trying to recruit you.

We are instead going to give you a completely honest view based on what we found and what we found was a little scary. 

Read on to find out the truth…

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

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

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

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

What is the Affiliate Bootcamp in Wealthy Affiliate?

What is the Affiliate Bootcamp - Wealthy Affiliate

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

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

Wealthy Affiliate - Learn More in Our Review

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

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

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

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

What Will You Learn in the WA Affiliate Bootcamp?

Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Bootcamp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phase 1 – Getting Your Business Rolling

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

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

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

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

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

Phase 2 – Content, Keywords & Conversions

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

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

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

Phase 3 – Give Your Site Social Value

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

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

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

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

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

Phase 5 – Knowing Your Audience & Catapulting Your Referrals

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

Phase 6 – Bing, Yahoo & The Power of PPC

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

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

Phase 7 – How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

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

How Much Money Can You Earn from It?

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

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

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

Earn Revenue by Referring People to Wealthy Affiliate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference

Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference - Wealthy Affiliate

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

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

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

This is definitely one of my goals!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership

The Best Affiliate Marketing Course for Beginners… With Proof the Training Works!

The Best Affiliate Marketing Course for Beginners… With Proof the Training Works!

You can spend years checking out all of the different training courses for affiliate marketing, but which one is the best affiliate marketing course for beginners?  Well, we want to help you with not only showing you the best training course, but also show you proof that following their training works.

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The Best Way to Really Make Money Online – & Why it isn’t as Hard as you Might Think…

The Best Way to Really Make Money Online – & Why it isn’t as Hard as you Might Think…

If you have been tirelessly looking for the best way to really make money online, then you are gonna love this post.  Being able to make money online and work towards financial freedom is an awesome way of spending your time.  But regrettable most people will never get started because they are either looking for a get-rich-quick scheme (which are all scams) or think they do not have the skills necessary!

Read moreThe Best Way to Really Make Money Online – & Why it isn’t as Hard as you Might Think…

How to Start Affiliate Marketing Today – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start Affiliate Marketing Today – A Step-by-Step Guide

Want to know how to start affiliate marketing today?  Then know that by the end of this step-by-step guide you will have already taken the first few steps to making that a reality.

Affiliate Marketing is a fantastic option for making money online, it doesn’t require huge start-up costs and despite what some say, you do not need to be a technical know-it-all who knows computer coding to be able to achieve it.

In fact, you could get started with affiliate marketing today with expert help, support and training without any real technical knowledge and you will not need to spend a penny either.  Does that sound like a great deal…?  Then read on and we will first talk about what real affiliate marketing is, how it works and then show you a simple step-by-step guide into how you could get started today… Let’s get started…

What is Real Affiliate Marketing?

The reason I always start out with these posts with clarifying what real affiliate marketing is, is because there are plenty of scams or low-quality programs out there that claim to be affiliate marketing but are really not worthwhile, or are MLM schemes or are clearly there to just rob you of your money.  Real Affiliate Marketing is by far one of the best ways of making money online, but it is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

That is one of the first signs that it is not real affiliate marketing or is not worth getting involved with.

Affiliate Marketing is not going to make you rich overnight.  Even if you get started today, you will not see instant results.  Anyone who promises that is not your friend.

There are four key stages of affiliate marketing:

  1. Choosing a Niche
  2. Start a Blog Website
  3. Attract an Audience
  4. Make Revenue

4 steps to affiliate marketing

You will notice that the making money part is the last part and it will require a lot of your time and effort doing what I am doing now which is creating quality content to attract an audience.

Affiliate Marketing is a great passive income as you are not required to hand-hold any transactions, you do not need to keep stock.  In a sense, you are the middle person in-between the person who owns the product and the person who wants to buy the product but wants to know a little more about the product before buying.

That is your opportunity to be that person who offers an insightful post to highlight why you think that product is worthwhile buying or not and if your audience has trust in you, they will go and buy that product and you can earn a commission from that sale.

Let’s get into how affiliate marketing really works

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

There are 3 parties involved in affiliate marketing.

  1. There is the Person looking for help with a particular product to help them make a purchasing decision.
  2. There is you, the affiliate marketer.
  3. And there is the owner of the product (for our example, we are going to use Amazon).

You have someone who is looking for the best gaming laptop online (it could be any niche you want; we are going to use gaming laptops for our example.

They want help finding this out and go to a search engine such as Google.

They type in: best gaming laptop

The search results come up with:

best gaming laptop search results - Google

They go and visit the option at the top and read about the best gaming laptops on that page, which happens to be a blogger using affiliate marketing.

They read up on the best gaming laptops and decide that one of the options that the blogger has gone through in detail is the best option for them.

So, at this point we have a customer who is deciding on a purchase.  The affiliate marketer (you) has helped them come to a decision with that purchase with a helpful guide to what they consider the best gaming laptops for 2019 and our customer is ready to actually make a purchase.

The gaming laptop blog does not have any actual stock, but they are an affiliate with Amazon.  So, if the customer chooses to follow the link in the post to buy the Alienware m17 R2 laptop that they highly recommend.  They are taken to Amazon’s page for that laptop.

The customer has a lot of trust in Amazon, as I think most of us do and they decide to go through and purchase the laptop.

Your reward for helping that customer to that decision is a percentage of the sale price.

No, this affiliate actually has signed up with the Dell Affiliate scheme, but it works in the same way and you will find there are literally thousands of affiliate programs you could sign up with.

The laptop’s retail price is $1499.  If the affiliate program commission is 6%, that equals = $89.94 of passive income.

If you happen to help 10 people to a similar decision, that is $899.94. As you help more people, you will find your income can grow and that is just from one post that this blogger has written.

Not bad, when you do not need to be there for your reader to make the transaction.

Affiliate Programs do all the hard work of tracking this type of stuff, allowing you to crack on with the creation of high-quality content that gets you to page one of the search results.

Here is How to Start Affiliate Marketing Today! Take the First Step…

Affiliate Marketing is a great way of creating passive income, and the added advantage is that you could choose any Take the First Stepsubject you want.  We used Gaming Laptops in our example, but the same premise works for literally any topic you could think of – technology, sports, fitness, health and wellness, losing weight, homeware, coffee, knitting, pets, childcare, new parents, making money online, gadgets, cbd oil, art, etc.

Affiliate Marketing does not have to be just about products, you will find a lot of services also provide an affiliate program.  There are thousands of affiliate programs, Amazon is good for new affiliate marketers but as you progress you will soon find that there are programs with better commissions rates elsewhere.  But Amazon is a great starting point due to the sheer number of products they offer…

If you are serious about starting affiliate marketing today, then we can definitely help you with the first step.  If you follow our advice, you could have your very own blog set up and ready to go within a matter of minutes.  But the first step is to actually choose the topic you want to use for your affiliate marketing.

If you want a more comprehensive guide that involves training and support for starting an affiliate marketing business today, then we suggest you check out the free starter membership with Wealthy Affiliate – it is how we got started and is a fantastic platform that provides everything you need to get started with affiliate marketing.

Choose a Niche

This can sometimes be the hardest decision to nail on, as it isn’t just as simple as picking a subject.  That is because if you Choose a Nichestart too broad, you will have a harder time of actually breaking into the market.  That is why our advice is to choose a nichea narrow or small segment of a broader market.

The more niche you go, the better chance of getting your affiliate marketing campaigns a kick-start and appearing higher up the rankings.

So, if you are thinking about a particular subject, try and narrow it down to as a small niche as you can.  You need to become an authority on this niche.  Once you have achieved this authority, you can then start broadening out into the larger market.

A great way to do this is to go to Amazon.  Go through their categories, and you will see they have done the hard work for you. You will see there are sub-categories and then sometimes they have dug down again to another sub-level.

It also gives you an idea of the products that you could review when you are up and running.

If you are not too sure what your niche could be, then you might find this training useful from the guys at Wealthy Affiliate.  It has helped a lot of people narrow down their niche…

Spend the next 30 minutes thinking about what your niche is going to be for your affiliate marketing business.  It is great brainstorming this and if you need any help, write your ideas in the comments section and we will help you narrow down your niche ideas.

Start a Blog

Once you have your niche nailed down, you can then start the task of starting your very own blog website.  Now, this is where most people do not believe they have the technical skills required to build a website and often walk away before they even get started…

But let me take that worry away!!!

You could have your very own website up and running and ready for you to create some content within a matter of minutes.

You do not need any technical knowledge, you do not need to understand html or coding, etc.  All you need to worry about is picking a domain name.

WordPress has made building a website really easy with a one-click install. Follow these 4 steps and you will have your own website up and running:

Step 1: Choose a Domain Name

First off you need to pick a name for your affiliate marketing website or a domain name.  A domain name is what you will see in the address bar.  For example, our domain name is https://bestaffiliatemarketingtools.org

Spend 30 minutes coming up with some good domain names that could match your niche and target audience and then you can use the tool below to see if it is available:

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This will give you access to Wealthy Affiliate’s training platform and access to 2 free websites.  All of the hosting is included, and you will also gain access to some awesome training on affiliate marketing too.

Step 2: Complete your sign up with Wealthy Affiliate

Create your free account with WA, and you will be one step closer to your own website.

Sign up for Wealthy Affiliate

Step 3: Customise Your Website

Once you are signed in with WA, you will be taken to the page where you choose how your website will look.  You have already chosen the domain name but give your website a title and choose from the available website themes to choose how your website will look.

Customise your website

Step 4: Click Build This Website

All you need to do know is to click to build your website.  Within about a minute you will have access to your very own affiliate marketing website ready for you to create content.

Build your website

Bonus Step: You Have Gained Access to Wealthy Affiliate’s Training

Not only will you have your own website, you will also benefit from the training available within the free Wealthy Affiliate starter membership.  Follow the ten lessons included within the starter membership and you will have all what is necessary to be successful with affiliate marketing.

Now you have access to a website, you can concentrate on the key step that is going to get you an audience to be able to promote your affiliate products to – Creating High Quality Content.

Create High Quality Content

If you have followed the steps above, you will have your own affiliate marketing website within a couple of hours including the research needed for picking the right niche and domain name for your website.

But what now???

Before you can even think about applying for an affiliate program, there is little point until you start creating some content to attract an audience.

No Audience/Traffic, No Sales…

Now I am going to assume you are looking for how to attract an audience for free and the best way to do that is through search engine optimisation or SEO.

SEO is about creating high quality content that targets a specific keyword that hopefully gets onto the first page of Google. Search Engine Optimisation The majority of clicks comes from the first 3 results of the search engines, so your primary target is to create content that Google likes and that anyone who clicks it likes to.

Often people make the mistake of creating content that only targets the search engines.  It might give you good rankings, but if anyone who clicks on it doesn’t relate to it and doesn’t find it helpful, they will not follow your recommendations leading to no sales.

The first step to creating the quality content is to understand who your target audience is, then you need to employ some keyword research too.

We use the keyword research tool Jaaxy, it is from the guys at Wealthy Affiliate and gives you a good insight into what people are searching for and what keywords you could target with your content.

Remember at this point your website is brand new and you need to build trust with the search engines, so they want to put your content at the top of the search results as the best option for their users.

They are desperate to provide the best answer to the question that someone is searching for.  If your content does that, then they will gladly rank you higher.  But if you were targeting really competitive keywords and were up against authority websites, then you will struggle to break into that crowd.

A keyword research tool allows you target less competitive keywords that get a little bit of traffic.  A little bit of traffic is better than no traffic, right?

The best thing to do is to show you what I mean.  I am going to go back to the best gaming laptop example we used earlier in the post.  Below you will see my Jaaxy dashboard searching the keyword “best gaming laptop

Keyword results - Jaaxy

In the screenshot you will see 10 keywords that have been generated that are relevant to our original keyword.

But if we targeted that original “best gaming laptop”, it is really competitive.  Let’s break down the headings, so you know what we mean.

  • Avg – The average number of searches for that keyword a month
  • Traffic – Visits to your website if you can achieve number 1 position in the search engines
  • QSR – The number of competing websites for that same keyword
  • KQI – Keyword Quality Indicator
  • SEO – A score based on traffic vs. Quality

So, our original keyword that we could target, “best gaming laptop” has got great traffic potential… but we would be up against 160 competing websites for that same keyword and we are only just starting out.

Now, if we looked at the other results and looked at “best gaming laptop computer” – it doesn’t get as many searches a month, but it has an amazing potential for a beginner just starting out as it only has 42 competing websites for that same keyword.

I would much rather get 21 clicks a month from a keyword like this one, then try to compete for the original one and get nothing.

Also, when you have picked up on a keyword to use, check out the other websites competing for that keyword, you might actually find you are more informed and can write a much better option for the search engines can.

If you have taken up our recommendation and joined Wealthy Affiliate, we have found that WA members tend to write the best content because of everything that WA teaches when it comes to writing high-quality content.

That is why you will need to do keyword research before writing any content.  Once you have nailed down a keyword to use, you can then start to identify who the target audience is for that keyword.

High Quality Content requires you to provide Help and not Sell.

If someone was to click on your post about the “best gaming laptop computer”, what do you think they want to see?

Option 1: a website that tells them this laptop is the best and that they should buy it.  It provides no in-depth information about why you recommend it.  You just tell them it is the best.

Option 2: an in-depth post about both the benefits and concerns of a certain laptop, that gives them good options for if they have a high budget or a low budget.  Gives them a look at what others are thinking about these types of laptops and a chance to see some good informed information about them?

If people had already decided which laptop they were going to buy, they would not need to search the internet to check out what other people’s opinions were.

People who are undecided need help, and that is what you need to provide.

I think at this point; it would be good for you to understand the customer purchase lifecycle.  As when you are writing content, you need to consider where people might be.  If someone is not ready to purchase, you cannot sell to them.  You might just help them get an understanding on a subject and not even recommend any products at that point.

If you would like to learn more about the customer purchase lifecycle, I recommend you check out this training.  If really helps you when deciding where you audience might when writing your content.

Target the right keyword, understand where your reader might be in the customer purchase lifecycle and write a really in-depth guide that helps, and you will soon see your search engine rankings soar to the top…

Gain an Audience

Getting to the top of the search engines is your goal with your content, because then you will start to see an influx of people starting to visit your website.

Once you start to see people coming to your website, it is now time to start applying for some affiliate programs.

You might be asking yourself, why have I waited so long to apply for an affiliate program, when I want to start affiliate marketing today.

That is because this is not a quick route to making money, it takes time to build up the trust with the search engines to put your website at the top.

This could take a month, or two or even 6 months depending on your niche.

But affiliate programs are in the business to make money and you will need to register some qualifying sales.  Without any traffic, how are you going to register any sales?

That is why we wait until we are starting to get some traffic.  Then as you begin your quest, you can apply to join Amazon Associates.  There are plenty of affiliate programs out there, but we feel amazon is a great starting point for when you are starting out and this purely down to the number of products you gain access to and your readers will trust the association between your blog and amazon.

Apply for an Affiliate Program – Amazon is Best for Beginners

The affiliate program at Amazon is called Amazon Associates.  It allows you to promote any product that is available on Amazon on your website.  You get an affiliate link that you can add to your website that tells Amazon that you were the one who referred this customer to their marketplace and if they make a purchase, they will pay you a commission.

Amazon Associates

Applying for Amazon is not difficult, but you need to have 3 qualifying sales within 6 months to stay in the program.  That is why we suggest you wait until you are starting to get traffic before applying.  6 months sounds like a long time, but it goes quicker than you think and if you do not get your qualifying sales you will be booted out and need to reapply again.

If you are ready to apply for the Amazon associates program as you are getting traffic, then you can follow the steps below:

If you already have an amazon account, then the first step is to login to that account.

Then you can scroll down to the bottom of the screen and you will see a link for the amazon associates program.

You can then apply for the Amazon Associates program; they will ask you for the following information:

  • Account Info – Personal Details
  • Website Information – your website and provide some details about it
  • Profile – complete your profile
  • Identity Verification – Depending on your country, they may ring you.

You will also need to consider where you are in the world.  We live in the UK, so signed up with the UK Amazon Associates program.  But if we noticed that most of our traffic is coming from the US, then we would need to create an Amazon.com account for the US and apply for that associate account, so we could benefit from earning commissions.

Write Product Reviews with Affiliate Links

Our advice is to not flood your website with affiliate links!! The search engines do not like to see affiliate links everywhere, so our advice is to centralise your affiliate links into review pages.  It is a sound strategy as most people searching for product reviews are in the buying stage of the customer purchase lifecycle.

Create high quality content about your niche that flows into product reviews and then they are more accepting of a promotion for a specific product and will follow your suggestions into making purchases.

Make Money

This is the part you want to hear about.  But it will not happen overnight.  We have showed you up to this point how youMake Money from affiliate marketing can get started with affiliate marketing today, but the point at which you are earning money does depend entirely on how much time and effort you are willing to put in.

I will not sugar-coat it for you, this is definitely not a get-rich-quick scheme but done correctly can easily become your full-time income if you put your mind to it and work hard.

But as you create more high-quality content, and as your traffic grows and as you build up your product reviews you are going to see this becomes an awesome passive income stream.

One post you write could become an income stream on its own.  I know of many affiliate marketers that are seeing consistent sales from a post they wrote years ago.  You only need that trickle of traffic to become a flow and as long as you follow the right strategy you can see this become your perfect work from home job.

Never let anyone tell you that it is not possible, every affiliate marketer started out from scratch and by employing the right strategy you can too.

Want Expert Help & Support Through Your First Steps?

You can get started with affiliate marketing today following the steps we have laid out today.  The hard part, we found was going through it without any support.  That is why we want to offer our help and support and the help and support of experts available to you from Wealthy Affiliate.

Most people are put off by building a website, but these days it is one of the easiest tasks to complete.  WordPress is just a one-click install. 

But when it comes to keyword research, SEO, creating content that converts you need to understand what it takes to be successful at affiliate marketers.

You also require support to get you through those early stages where you are not getting any traffic.

But know, that most affiliate marketers fail, not because of their content or lack of hard work.  They typically fail, because they gave up too soon.

The only way you will fail is if you give up

The only reason you will fail at affiliate marketing is if you give up before you were going to make it.  The image below sums up why most fail.  They give up too soon and end up walking away and yet they might have only been days from it making them money…

What we can offer on behalf of Wealthy Affiliate, is there will always be support and expert training to help you achieve your goals.  They will not do the work for you, but they can help you work smarter.

If you accept our invitation to try out Wealthy Affiliate, you will always gain personal access to us via the platform where we can help you with every step.

How to Start Affiliate Marketing Today – Conclusion

We love affiliate marketing; it is a fantastic business opportunity that allows you to literally pick any interest and hobby and earn money from it online.  But we have found the biggest factor to whether you will succeed or not is whether you receive the best help and support along the way.

WE FOUND THAT when we first got started through Wealthy Affiliate’s training.

You will find plenty of gurus claiming that you can earn thousands if you start affiliate marketing today with their program, but guess what… You will not!!  IN fact, you will have just wasted your money!!

Wealthy Affiliate is totally honest with you about the time and effort required, that it is not a get-rich-quick scheme and you will have to work hard to achieve success!

But then, they have helped thousands of affiliate marketers achieve all that.  They have proven success stories within their ranks, and we are so glad we found their training platform.

If you truly want to start affiliate marketing today, then you will find no better partner to achieve your goals.  Know that whether you start today or leave your decision a little while that the sooner you start and persevere, the sooner you will have those sales you are looking for.

If you think you cannot do it, then I suggest you think again.  Many members of WA will tell you they had no clue how to do affiliate marketing before they signed up.  Many didn’t know a lot about their computer and whether they could do this, and they are achieving great things.

Trust in yourself and put the work in and together we will can achieve your goals.  Trust in the training at Wealthy Affiliate and follow it to the letter, and you can be earning money from your own affiliate marketing website.

If you want to really start affiliate marketing today, the real first step is to click on the button below and join Wealthy Affiliate with a free starter membership and then crack on with the training.

Free WA Starter Membership

Have you found our post useful?  Have you any experience with Wealthy Affiliate that you could share with anyone who is still considering whether it is a good move or a great move?  We would love to hear your experiences, stories or any questions you may have.  Just write them in the comments below and we will g

An Insta Minator Review – $333 By Tomorrow or Just Another Scam

An Insta Minator Review - $333 By Tomorrow or Just Another Scam

With claims of you being able to earn $333 daily by tomorrow, who wouldn’t be interested in looking into what Insta Minator has to offer.  But experience tells me that it is not as simple as that.  In our An Insta Minator Review, we will give you all the information you need on this supposed method and whether it is worth a real look or not…

Jason Fulton & Mosh Bari have launched a number of programs, they launch them at an alarming rate.  They claim every single one of them will change your life, like Freedom Profits but in reality, it shows something when a high number of people try to get their money back and find it isn’t as easy to do as it seems.

Product Review Summary

Product Name: Insta-Minator

Owner: Jason Fulton & Mosh Bari

Product Type: Affiliate Marketing Training

Price: $12.95 + Upsells ($455)

Best For: No One

Insta Minitor review

Summary: Insta-Minator bring bold claims of earning money quickly and easily, but they do not really tell you what you will be doing.  Whilst the premise of affiliate marketing is genuine, their claims just do not cut it and this is just another low-quality product from Jason & Mosh.

Their training is confusing and not really going to end up being beneficial for anyone.  The low price is just to introduce you to the real sales funnel which could cost you close to $500.

Like many of their products, this is not worth your time or money.

Rating: 20/100

Recommended? No

What Exactly is Insta Minator?

Insta-Minator is a system that was developed by Jason Fulton & Mosh Bari.  They both have experience in making money online, and like we have already said they have launched a high number of these programs that are supposed to help you earn money too.

They all have claims like the one below, Insta Minator claims that you can earn $333.54 per day, starting tomorrow.  That is a very bold claim:

Insta Minator Claims

But what exactly does Insta-Minator do…?

Unfortunately, it follows a similar path as to many of these programs.  They do not give you any idea of what you are signing up for throughout the sales page.

Insta-Minator explains itself as a system that will teach you how to make money online in just 3 steps:

how-insta-minator-works

Jason & Mosh follow a similar theme.  They claim that someone with no skill or experience can follow in their footsteps.  But at this point, I am going to pour water on that flame.

No way can someone start earning that kind of money from tomorrow.  No matter how good the training is, I am sorry, but it is just not possible.  If it was, many bloggers would have snapped this up and done the same…  This is just about creating some hype to this product and making you feel like you need to buy this now.

When you get into the training you will find you get access to videos.  These videos are supposed to help you set everything up in just 35 minutes.

They then show you how you can copy their “proven” traffic methods to get visitors.  Then you use their system to keep sending messages to your visitors to make more sales.

At this point, it still doesn’t seem like we still know what method we will be using to make money.  But when you cut all the BS, it comes down to the fact they are using affiliate marketing.

Affiliate Marketing is definitely legit and is a great way to make money online, we use it ourselves.  But I am not aware of anyone being able to make money with this model overnight.  This is what makes me concerned about beginners seeing these bold claims, Insta Minator makes.

How Does Insta Minator Work?

Let’s get into what the training is all about:

Module #1: Case Study

This video is from Mosh and he is sharing with you how his autoresponder account got shut down (bit concerning) for multiple violations against their terms and conditions.  But he goes on to state that it didn’t bother him, as he had push notifications and he shares his subscriber numbers too.

Module #2: How Insta-Minator Works

This module is 11 videos:

  1. What Happened to Me Should Never Happen to You…
  2. How it All Began
  3. The System
  4. Prepare to Make Money
  5. Make Money with Powerful Messaging System
  6. Non-IM Niche – Success Story (Case Study)
  7. No Website Method – Facebook Chatbot
  8. Introducing “Team Traffic”
  9. Team Traffic – Step by Step
  10. A Profitable, Evergreen Niche
  11. Build a Complete Website in 30 Seconds

Now, that the main concept they are trying to get you to use throughout is push notifications, but most of the training actually is nothing to do with that and would really confuse a newbie.

Module #3: Buyer Traffic in Easy Steps (Surprise Bonus)

This is billed as a bonus and gives you an additional 8 videos.  But these will probably confuse you more than the other videos.

  1. What’s Buyer Traffic
  2. Winning Mindset
  3. Understanding Problems
  4. Buyer Traffic Method-1
  5. Buyer Traffic Method-2
  6. Buyer Traffic Method-3
  7. Buyer Traffic Method-4
  8. Buyer Traffic Method-5

Again, after seeing this I don’t get the real purpose of Insta-Minator.  At the end of the day it is about using push notifications, but again these bonus videos lead you away from this.

Like a lot of these products, they give you some value for that initial low fee of $12.95 but their main goal is to get you to buy the upsells.  They are five with this product and this is really the main goal of a product like this, so the owners can earn more money.

OTO’s

There are 5 upsells to navigate through as part of this product:

OTO #1: $37 with a downsell to $17

This is a Done for You package that allows you to have the Insta-Minator method done for you.

OTO #2: $197, no downsell

They call these the Insta-Minator Money Machine.  You will receive 20 of these “machines” to promote.

OTO #3: $47 with a downsell to $27

This includes additional training on a unique approach to writing emails that get opened.  It is called the Advanced Tactics package.

OTO #4: $77 with a downsell to $47

This is claimed as putting it on autopilot, by learning how to outsource. (hire people)

OTO #5: $97 with a downsell to $47

This gives you the option to sell Insta-Minator as your own product and claim 100% of the profit.

Who Would Benefit from Insta Minator?

That is a puzzling question, this seems to be a combination of training that aims to show you affiliate marketing, whilst using chatbots and push notifications to increase sales.  But these things take time to learn and time to embed the training into a successful business model.

From the sales page, I can see why newbies would get drawn in but I cannot endorse this kind of program when it is so misleading.

It takes more than just 35 minutes to achieve what you need to and only putting in 15 minutes a day is laughable.

My recommendation is that no one would benefit from Insta-Minator.

What is Good About Insta Minator (PROS)

Here is what we liked about it:

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Although I am putting this in the pros column, know that there does seem to be some noise out there about it not being as easy to get your money back as it might seem.  But it is technically an offer.

It Promotes Affiliate Marketing­­­­­

Whilst I do not believe this product is worth anyone’s time.  When you get into it, they are promoting affiliate marketing which is a genuine business model and one we use ourselves.

What Could Insta Minator Improve on? (CONS)

Here is what we didn’t like:

Unrealistic Bold Claims

I have a big problem with products that make bold claims that are totally unrealistic.  I have reviewed plenty of products and I have still to find a program that can help you make money by tomorrow with so little work.  Don’t get me wrong, you could complete some surveys and earn a bit of pocket money by tomorrow.  But I mean a substantial figure like $333 by tomorrow is totally unrealistic.  It might be possible for someone of Jason or Mosh’s experience.  But not for a complete beginner hoping to follow in their footsteps.

Affiliate Marketing is a genuine and realistic option online, but do not expect to earn money straightaway from it in the same way.

Claims it is their First Money-Making System…

In the sales video of Insta-Minator, Mosh and Jason claim they have been doing this for years but Insta-Minator is their first system they have created to help others make money online.

But that is a downright lie.  They offer a high number of programs out there all designed to help you make money online, and this is clearly not their first.

Just be honest with people, that is my problem with these people.

See the screenshot of other programs that Mosh has to offer on his Warrior Plus page.

example-of-mosh-bari-products

They are obviously trying to get people to buy their product, and by stating they have developed a system like this, to make it sound special.

But the rate at which they bring products out is surprising.

My point is that if just one of their products worked as it was supposed to, they wouldn’t need to create anything else.  They would also be able to charge a reasonable price for it, as it works. 

But there are concerns when these guys keep launching programs (that do not work, in my opinion) and get away with bringing out more of these low-quality products.

Fast-Money Claims…

It might seem like I am repeating myself, but it is a big one.  Their claim is that by tomorrow you can be earning an easy $333.54 a day!

Insta Minator Claims

With affiliate marketing, it is totally realistic to earn that kind of money.  BUT, not by tomorrow and not anytime soon.

Do not think that you can give up your day job by next week.  It is simply not possible.

One of the biggest problems online is peoples perceptions.  It is products like this that make people believe that making money online is quick and easy.  When it doesn’t work, people start questioning everything online.

You can definitely earn money from affiliate marketing, but it will take realistic timescales, realistic workloads and proper training.

Otherwise, you start chasing program after program to get rich quickly and it will never come.

But if you put in the time and effort, you will have spent the time more effectively on a proper online business.  Any program that promises you can make money online quickly or on auto-pilot it is one to be very careful.

The Free Traffic Claims

Look, to be successful online you will definitely need traffic.  If you do not get any traffic, then you have not chance of making any sales.

Insta-Minator’s system just states, “turn on their free traffic system” and then the sales will immediately start.

Yeah, I wish it was that simple.  I have been working with online marketing and free traffic for a while now.  It is just not as simple as they are making out.

Don’t get me wrong, you can get free fast traffic, but do not expect it to be quality traffic and you need quality traffic.

Quality traffic means people who would be interested in what you are promoting, not just random people who are not really interested in them.

You could pay for traffic and it will flood your website with traffic.  But do not expect any sales, it is typically just bots that are on your site and no real person.

Building up enough free quality traffic to earn that $333 a day will take a lot of work and the time that goes with that work.

One day you could reach that point, but not from day one.  Unless you have a huge budget to attempt with PPC marketing.

Their claims that you can get free quality traffic just by switching on this system, is just not how internet marketing works.

The Upsells

Look, it looks like a great deal when they are stating it is only $12.95.  But this is a typical sales funnel designed to get you hooked and then they can start selling you the stuff they really want you to buy.

They are designed to convince you that you will not succeed unless you hand over the money for the upsells.  But those upsells could cost you up to $455 with no guarantees…

insta-minator-upsells

That is $455 on top of the $12.95 that is supposed to make you money.

If the system was an awesome product that was worth the money, then it would have a realistic price, be open and honest from the start, it would also not use this underhand technique to draw you in.

But sadly, Insta-Minator is not one of those products.  It is a low-quality product that hopes to get you to open your wallet and quite honestly the owners don’t really care if you make any money or not.

Can You Trust All of the Positive Reviews...?

If you have been researching this product, you will not that a number of the reviews will have a completely different outlook on this product compared to us.

What you have to understand is that because this product is available to be promoted via affiliate marketing, all of these positive reviews will typically be making a commission from anyone who does go and buy it.

There are a number of affiliate marketers who are more interested in making money, than being honest and keeping their integrity.  We are not like these marketers.  We do not affiliate ourselves with products we do not recommend. These positive reviews will typically give a product 10 out of 10 and state you must buy it because it has earned them money.

The money they are earning is off the poor people who buy into their claims and end up no closer to making any money.

I have seen many of these low-quality products get a raving review and if you actually dig a little deeper you will see that many of these positive reviews are written and posted prior to the product going out on sale.  How can they review a product that they haven’t seen in action…?  They just rewrite the sales page and draw you in with the bonuses they state you will only get with them.  But guess what, they are already included with the product.

My advice would be to be careful when a review is overly positive without doing some research.

We are very positive about our top recommended program, Wealthy Affiliate.  But that is different, because you can fully see what they offer before joining and it is free to join.  Don’t like it, there is no refund to worry about.  With programs like this, you would need to buy it and then, let’s be honest not get your money back.

My Honest Opinion of Insta Minator - Is Insta Minator a Scam?

Insta-Minator offers you some training for your money, so we cannot say it is a scam.  But with the methods they employ and the fact they do not really tell you what you will be doing until you pay up puts it firmly in our NOT RECOMMENDED pile.

There is no way they can state you could be earning $333 a day by tomorrow.  There are just too many red flags with this product to say that I could recommend it to anyone.

I do not think they are going to be able to offer enough value in their training to even put you on the right road to earning any money from affiliate marketing.

It is totally possible to earn money from affiliate marketing, but the strategy you need will take you much longer than the 35 minutes of set up they promise.  You will also need to put in a lot more than just 15 minutes a day.

Unfortunately, Jason & Mosh are following a trend of just offering these types of product to make money, rather to try and help people.  They have the right knowledge as they are making money online, so why do they not help people do it properly.  Because they cannot be bothered, is how it looks.

Sick of Seeing Scams...? Want The Real Deal?

If you are anything like me, you are sick of seeing these types of program that claim the world and then you hit a review that states it’s a big waste of time.

I think the biggest thing we need to change is our expectations of earning money online.

It is totally possible to make money online, but if you keep trying to chase for that magic get-rich-quick scheme you will find that you will still be there in a couple of years’ time still looking.  You will have probably wasted quite a bit of money too.

I cannot honestly offer you a quick way of earning money. Believe me, if there was, I would have done it and showed others how to do it. But if you are willing to invest your time into learning an effective genuine route to making money then you can benefit from the same training platform that led me to be earning money online.

Let us just clarify who affiliate marketing is not for:

  • Those Looking to Get Rich Quick
  • Minimal Time & Effort Needed
  • It is Done on Auto-pilot

Let’s face it, we would all love a system like that.  But a genuine one does not exist.  Maybe after a few years of working, you can find you will be hiring people to do the work and then you will be earning money easily.  But for us mere mortals, it needs the foundations building first.

Affiliate Marketing requires time and effort but is a genuine route to earning money.  But you need the right training, tools and support and that is why we highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

Know there are four stages to making money with affiliate marketing.

  • Step 1 – Choose an Interest
  • Step 2 – Build a Website
  • Step 3 – Attract Visitors
  • Step 4 – Make Money

Without the first three steps you will find it extremely hard to make money online.  But the training within Wealthy Affiliate will totally lead you to where you are earning money.  It has a free starter membership you can sign up with and see what they are all about.

You can also see a full walkthrough of their training with our guide to Wealthy Affiliate.

You have 3 choices at this point:

  1. Walk away knowing you are not going to make money online
  2. Keep chasing for those shiny objects that are not going to earn you any money and cost you money
  3. Try Wealthy Affiliate for free and start on an exciting path to making money online.

It is up to you…

Thanks for checking out our Insta-Minator review.  If you have any questions or want to share any experiences, please write them in the comments below.  We would love to hear from you and guarantee a response just as soon as we can. 🙂

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.

bluehost web hosting plans

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.

Create your domain - bluehost

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!

Create your password and accept terms - bluehost

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.

free wealthy affiliate starter account

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.

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