Introduction To Wealthy Affiliate
Last Updated June 2020
Paul Mindra, your host and guide here to give you an introduction to Wealthy Affiliate.
The Wealthy Affiliate Online School Of Learning is not new.
It has been a work in progress for over 14 years now (founded in 2005) and was created by a couple of ambitious young visionaries who met while at University in British Columbia, Canada.
Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim launched Wealthy Affiliate as an initiative to help new and aspiring online entrepreneurs make money consistently online through the use of Keywords. Yes, that is how they started out. They supplied keyword lists.
Since then, Wealthy Affiliate has evolved to become the best online affiliate marketing platform industry leader but their original foundations have not changed which are:
- Anyone can achieve success online;
- Anything NEW can appear to be overwhelming at first;
- Very little Technical or Prior Business Experience is required because these skills can be easily taught and learned; and,
- Success is a Journey.
Quick Navigation – Table Of Contents
Course 1 – Online Niche Certification [First 10 Free Lessons]
- Lesson 1 – Getting Rolling
- Lesson 2 – Understanding How to Make Money Online
- Lesson 3 – Choose A Niche
- Lesson 4 – Building Your Own Niche Website
- Lesson 5 – Setting Up Your Website
- Lesson 6 – Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines
- Lesson 7 – Creating Your Initial Website Content
- Lesson 8 – Creating Custom Menus On Your Website
- Lesson 9 – Understanding Keywords
- Lesson 10 – Congratulations & Your Next Steps
Course 2 – Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp [First 10 Free Lessons]
- Lesson 1 – Getting Started
- Lesson 2 – Choosing Your Direction
- Lesson 3 – Building Your Website
- Lesson 4 – A Website Look Around
- Lesson 5 – Activating Your Plugins
- Lesson 6 – Getting You Website Ready For SEO
- Lesson 7 – Your Initial Framework Of Content
- Lesson 8 – Understanding The Keyword Research Process
- Lesson 9 – Creating Thoughtful, Insightful Reviews
- Lesson 10 – The Exciting Journey has begun
- Upgrading To Premium Membership
- Free Vs, Premium Comparison
- Benefits To Going Premium
- How Much Does It Cost To Go Premium
- Paul, I’m Broke. I can’t afford this
- Premium Membership Is A Must
- You Need A Storefront
- Some Thoughts On Making Premium Membership Free
- Live Training Webinars
- Is Wealthy Affiliate Right For Me (You)?
- Get Started
Over 1.5 Million Members Served…
From their humble beginnings back in 2005, over 1.5 million members have been served through the Wealthy Affiliate Program which has now evolved to become an “Open Education” learning platform that is revolutionizing the way people learn the intricacies of the Internet and build a successful business online.
Wealthy Affiliate is not an MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) program nor a “Get Rich Quick’ environment. They do however offer a one-tier Direct Referral Affiliate Program that is one of the most generous in the Industry with up to 50% recurring commissions.
Getting started with The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project is easy and is also completely free. No Credit Card or Payment Information is required.
If you decide to upgrade to the paid membership, then getting yourself set-up with a ‘PayPal’ account is a good idea right from the beginning. Paypal is a preferred method for receiving your commissions quickly, paying your premium membership fees on time, and timely renewals of the domain names that you wish to keep. Credit cards are also accepted for making your account payments.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate…
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The Above Video was published on Youtube by KHuffman67 on May 11, 2017.
Video Url – https://youtu.be/XUQSRDeHup0
Note: As of May 2020
As of May 2020, ‘Free’ starter members now receive only 1 website with hosting and security included instead of 2. Compare the Free and Premium Memberships here.
The video suggests that the process to start making money online will only take about three months.
Yes, that is possible if you know how to quickly get your site indexed and you have a fairly hefty budget for paid traffic. The approach using paid traffic is kind of risky to me.
Wealthy Affiliate is not just a product. It’s a product with lots of services included to learn and take action via a step by step proven method. A more realistic time frame that I have seen and observed here for Wealthy Affiliate member success is more like one to two years to start making a four-figure monthly income. Yes, there are exceptions.
This whole ‘Make Money Online Is Easy’ is actually not as easy as everyone thinks especially if you are on a tight budget and new to building websites. Just getting Indexed and Ranked on the search engines can take up to six months. This program is for those that want to build long-term success, long-term equity and incremental cash.
If it proves to be, then try your first month of premium for only $19.00.
Now you will unlock all of the features of Premium membership and have enough time to decide yes or no.
If yes, then your final decision will be whether you want to pay monthly or yearly.
Online Certification Course.
Lesson 1 – Getting rolling:
Click on the image below to go to Lesson 1 of the online certification program.
Kyle Loudoun (Marketing Chief and Co-Founder) will welcome you and give you an introduction to the incredible platform here. You will want to scroll down until you reach the video and click play.
Benefits & learning outcomes of lesson 1:
- Anyone Can Accomplish Success Online;
- Anything NEW can appear to be Overwhelming at First;
- Very little to no Technical or Prior Online Business Experience Required;
- Success is a Journey;
- Do not be afraid to ask questions; and,
- Take action on what you learn.
After each lesson, you will be assigned some tasks to complete step by step. For Example, for lesson 1 see below:
- Complete Task #1 – Watch and discuss the video “The Walk Through”;
- Complete Task #2 – Complete Your Profile Set-up so others in the community know who you are by following the video instructions; and,
- Complete Task #3 – Understanding your membership.
Lesson 2 – Understanding How To Make Money Online:
There are many ways to make money online. The problem is that people often get distracted by the “latest and greatest” product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue-generating) business that actually works.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 2 – “Understanding How To Make Money Online.”
Read through the introduction and scroll down until you get to the video and click play.
Tasks for lesson 2:
- Complete Task #1 – Watch and discuss the video, “How To Make Money Online”;
- Complete Task #2 – Understand the Make Money Process; and,
- Complete Task #3 – Create (write down) your financial goals.
Lesson 3 – Choose A Niche:
Ideally, when choosing a niche, you should be choosing something that is an interest, a passion, or maybe even a hobby. This is not necessarily carved in stone. It can also be something that you would like to learn about. You don’t need to BE an expert, to BECOME an expert in any chosen field.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 3 – “Choosing a Niche.”
Read the introduction and then click on “play” when you get to the video.
If you cannot come up with a Niche, you are covered. The program will divert you to ‘Affiliate Boot Camp Training’ where you will learn to successfully promote the Wealthy Affiliate Platform which can lead to making ongoing recurring commissions.
If you’re new to affiliate marketing, finding your passion and choosing your niche can be challenging at first. Very few people arrive here knowing exactly what they want to write about. That is why Affiliate Boot Camp is a great alternative to get your feet wet before diving right in.
Learning via Affiliate Boot Camp has multiple advantages:
- You are more likely to ‘Earn while you Learn’;
- Your subject matter is already chosen for you; and,
- There are lots of other people in the same boat you are in – you can learn from each other within the Community.
Lesson 4 – Building Your Own Niche Website:
Building your own website is not scary, it is fun.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 4.
Follow the instructions and click on ‘play’ to watch the video “Building your website in 30 seconds.”
Tasks for lesson 4:
- Complete Task #1 – Build your website;
- Complete Task #2 – Choose the kind of website;
- Complete Task #3 – Choose a domain;
- Complete Task #4 – Choose a website name; and,
- Complete Task #5 – Choose a design.
It really is that easy.
Lesson 5 – Setting Up Your Website:
You now have a live website that is set-up and ready to go. This is your own Internet “real estate.” You will use this website to connect with your niche and ultimately earn revenue through. This website is your foundation for building a successful online business.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 5. You will now be introduced to ‘WordPress’ and your back office through the video “Setting Up Your Website – The Initial Steps.”
Learning Outcomes & Tasks for lesson 5:
- Complete Task #1 – Login into your website Back Office;
- Complete Task #2 – Activate and Update Your Plugins; and,
- Complete Task #3 – Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments.
Lesson 6 – Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines:
Your website is now set-up for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
As you build out new pages and posts for your site, they will automatically be optimized for Google and other search engines.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 6 – “Getting your site ready for the search engines.”
Follow the step-by-step instructions.
Tasks & Learning for lesson 6:
- Watch & discuss the video, “Setting Up Your Website For The Search Engines”; and
- Set-up All In One SEO (Search Engine Optimization) on your site.
Lesson 7 – Creating Your Initial Website Content:
If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you will have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.
The thing that most people get stressed about is being a “writer.” You DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online. You just need to communicate and engage in your very own natural way just like writing an email or a letter to a friend.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 7 – “Creating your initial website content”
Read through the overview and follow the instructions step-by-step.
Never let your fear of writing get in your way.
Tasks & Learning for lesson 7:
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Creating Your Initial Website Content Framework”;
- Complete Task #1 – Create your “About Me” post. Here you will create a welcome to your website and share a little bit of your story. You can share past experiences, or even go into why you want to help others. You are your own ‘Brand,’ and there are no limits as to how you go about branding yourself or your website; and,
Lesson 8 – Creating Custom Menus On Your Website:
As a website owner, you want FULL control of your navigation as your theme by default won’t do a very good job of this. Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to create Custom Menus.
Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and will impact your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 8 – “Creating custom menus on your website” and again, follow the step by step directions.
Learning Outcomes & Tasks from Lesson 8:
- Proper organization of your website;
- Watch & discuss the video, “Creating Custom Menus and Navigation”;
- Introducing “Custom” menus in WordPress; and,
- Complete Task #1 – Create a Custom Menu for your website.
You have likely heard the term “keyword research”. This is the act of finding keyword phrases that are relevant to your niche and deciding whether or not it is appropriate to build content around that particular keyword.
Keywords are going to be the “root” of all your SEO success.
Click on the image below to go to lesson 9 – “Keywords are the foundation of your success.”
Once again, follow the instructions to learn how to use ‘Jaaxy,’ the keyword research tool of choice at Wealthy Affiliate (It is included with Premium Membership).
Learning Outcomes & Tasks from Lesson 9:
- What is a Keyword?;
- Each post you create will target a Keyword;
- Watch & discuss the video, “Keywords Are The Foundation Of Your Success”;
- Introduction to “The Jaaxy Keyword Tool”; and
- Complete Task #1 – Perform 5 different searches using Jaaxy.com
Lesson 10 – Congratulations And Your Next Steps:
Your foundation has been built and you are ready to take your ‘Niche’ Website business to the next level.
In just your first 9 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:
- Set-up your account profile here at Wealthy Affiliate;
- Interacted with other fellow marketers and aspiring marketers via live chat;
- Understood the process of earning money online;
- Set your idealistic short and long term “make money” goals;
- Chosen your niche from scratch;
- Named and built your very OWN website using SiteRubix;
- Set-up the website that is geared for long-term success;
- Activated your website plugins;
- Understand how to set-up plugins that maximize website efficiency;
- Optimized your website for search engines (Google, Yahoo, & Bing);
- Created your very first page of content on your website;
- Have created many relationships with others here at WA;
- Have gotten timely help when you needed it;
- Understood the process of keyword research;
- Found a bunch of awesome, low competition keywords;
- Learned how to properly set-up your website navigation; and
- Learned the foundation that is going to help lead you to SUCCESS.
Now, you can exercise 3 options.
OPTIONS MOVING FORWARD
Affiliate Boot Camp Course
Welcome to the Affiliate Bootcamp.
Course 1 (first 10 lessons) of this 7-course video-based training is offered free and without obligation to those that want to build an incredibly successful business by referring others to Wealthy Affiliate. There is no other community like Wealthy Affiliate in the world.
Are you ready to learn a lot, have a bunch of fun, build a full-time income and brand, and promote a platform that you can believe in, trust and that can truly help people in a positive way?
If your answer is yes, then you are definitely in the right place and I know you are going to love what Wealthy Affiliate has in store for you in the upcoming lessons.
Let’s get you started.
Lesson 1 – Getting Started:
Kyle Loudoun, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate will be walking you through the process of building a business online, through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate and likely other programs.
He has been actively working with close to over 1.95 MILLION affiliates since 2005 and has helped MANY create full time, 6-7 figure businesses online.
Click on the image below to go to Lesson 1 – Getting Started and simply follow the step-by-step guidance that he will share with you.
Lesson 1 Benefits & Learning Outcomes:
- The WA Affiliate Program, It’s Awesome;
- Your Potential & Commission Structure;
- Complete Task #1 – Watch the video, “Affiliate Program Walk Through”;
- Complete Task #2 – Add Your Affiliate Goals; and,
- Complete Task #3 – Officially Join The Affiliate Boot Camp.
Lesson 2 – Choosing Your Direction:
There are actually many different directions you can head with your Bootcamp site. Wealthy Affiliate is a service that encompasses many different industries and verticals and you can quite easily promote it to many different types of people.
One thing you need to understand is that the minute you start building out your website, you are building a brand. You are working to become a SOURCE of information online and through time and effort, you are going to become an industry expert.
Click on the image below to go to Lesson 2 – Choosing Your Direction and follow along with Kyle.
Lesson 2 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Choosing your target audience;
- Complete Task #1 – Read the Tutorial – “Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate”;
- You are a Brand. You will be an Expert; and,
- Choose your direction.
Lesson 3 – Building Your Website:
Your website is the foundation of your business.
It is where all of your traffic is ultimately going to come to, where you are going to build brand and trust within the industry, and where you can promote products/services and generate revenue.
Click on the image below to view Lesson 3 – “Building Your Website” and learn how with the ‘Siterubix’ platform, building a website is not scary, it is fun.
Lesson 3 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Building Your Website In 30 Seconds”
- Choose the kind of website you want to build;
- Choose a Domain Name;
- Choose a Website Name; and,
- Choose Design.
Lesson 4 – A Website Look Around:
As with anything NEW, it can appear overwhelming at first but rest assured that before long you are going to be very proficient with the website build process. Just like your first day of school, it might seem a bit foreign but eventually, you get the hang of it.
Click on the image below to view Lesson 4 – “A Website Look Around” and let Kyle walk you step-by-step the fundamentals of WordPress back office.
Lesson 4 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Walk Through of the Back Office / Admin Area of your Website;
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Setting Up Your Website Back office – Full Look Around”;
- Complete Task #1 – Delete the Dummy Page & Post;
- Complete Task #2 – Navigating the Back Office of Your Site; and,
- Complete Task #3 – If there are any Updates available, Update.
Lesson 5 – Activating Your Plugins:
WordPress is the most widely used platform for managing websites in the world. This is because it is “open source”, which means that the general public can utilize the code. (Don’t worry, coding is not required. WordPress functions just like ‘Microsoft Word’).
Over time, the team at Wealthy Affiliate have developed the most sophisticated and secure website platform in the industry. It uses Siterubix to leverage the WordPress framework.
Plugins are feature enhancements that you can install on your website. There are over 49,000 different plugins available to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Members.
Click on the image below to view lesson 5 – “Activating Your Plugins” and follow along with Kyle.
It’s easier than you think.
Lesson 5 Learning Outcomes & Tasks
- Watch & discuss the video, “Understanding & Activating Plugins”; and,
- Complete Task #1 – Activate Your Plugins.
Lesson 6 – Getting Your Website Ready For SEO:
Introducing Search Engine Optimization…
SEO is not Rocket Science.
People tend to overthink SEO and think there is MORE to it than there actually is. Part of the problem is that there is so much misinformation online about SEO.
Click on the image below to view lesson 6 – “Getting Your Website Ready For SEO.”
Follow along with Kyle to learn how to rank not just for now but for years as you move through the Bootcamp Training.
Lesson 6 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Introduction to Search Engine Optimization;
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Setting Up Your Website For Search Engines”;
- SEO is NOT Rocket Science;
- The incredible long term opportunity with SEO; and,
- Complete Task #1 – Set Up Your Website For SEO.
Lesson 7 – Your Initial Framework Of Content:
If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.
As both a Starter/Premium member, you have access to the SiteContent platform here at Wealthy Affiliate. It is the writer’s ‘Dream’ Platform.
Click on the image below to view Lesson 7 and follow along with Kyle as he shows you how to structure your initial framework of content.
Lesson 7 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Your initial framework of content;
- SiteContent, a writers Dream Platform;
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Creating Your Initial Framework Of Content”;
- Complete Task #1 – Creating your “About Me” Post;
- Watch & Discuss the video, Creating Custom Menus and Navigation; and,
- Complete Task #3 – Create a Menu.
Lesson 8 – Understanding The Keyword Research Process:
A Keyword is a word or a phrase that someone types into a search engine. As an affiliate marketer here with Wealthy Affiliate, you will become an expert with keyword research and the use of keywords.
Click on the image below to view lesson 8 and learn about the Keyword Research Tool ‘Jaaxy’ which is included in your Premium Wealthy Affiliate Membership.
Follow along step-by-step with Kyle as he shows you why keywords are the foundation of your success.
Lesson 8 Learning Outcomes & Tasks
- Understanding the Keyword Research Process;
- Importance of Keywords to Your Business;
- The tools you need to find Keywords;
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Keyword Mastery…Keywords are the Foundation of Your Success”; and
- Complete Task #1 – Research and find 5 Keywords relating to your Niche.
Lesson 9 – Creating Thoughtful, Insightful Reviews:
As we all know, The Internet is the gateway to information. As an affiliate marketer, this is where you are going to be delivering your reviews to a captive audience. When you learn to understand how to effectively create good reviews, you will be able to drive a lot of traffic to your online storefront, and effectively convert ‘prospective’ buyers into ‘actual’ buyers.
Click on the image below to view Lesson 9 and learn from Kyle the importance of creating thoughtful and insightful reviews.
Lesson 9 Learning Outcomes & Tasks:
- Watch & Discuss the video, “Creating Thoughtful & Insightful Reviews“;
- The 4 “CIAO” Principles to a great review;
- Captivating, Informative, Accurate and Opinionated;
- Complete Task #1 – Choosing a Winning Title For Your Review;
- Complete Task #2 – Create Your Wealthy Affiliate Review; and,
- Complete Task # 3 – Publish Your Review as a Post to Your Website.
Lesson 10 – The Exciting Journey Has Begun:
By the time you have gone through the first 9 lessons of Boot Camp training (which is easily done within a few days), you will have set out on a journey which has the underpinnings and structure set up for a long term and very successful business online.
Whether you choose the FREE Certification Course or the FREE Affiliate Boot Camp Course, you will know 100% in just a few days for sure if this program is the right one for you.
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Free Vs. Premium Comparison
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Benefits of Going Premium. They Are VAST.
If you have been following along with the Certification and Boot Camp Course Previews offered above, then you know that it is time to get started and get interactive with the actual training and familiarize yourself with the community that will be an integral part of your long term success.
After completing the FREE STARTER MEMBERSHIP, you will have the foundation of your storefront set-up and this is going to be instrumental in building out a long term and very successful business online.
If your intentions are indeed to build and have a successful online business, then you will know after only a few days that the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership is what will provide you with the road map to achieve your goals. There will always be a lot left to learn and that is the beauty of the platform here. You go at a pace that best suits your needs.
There will never be any upsells at Wealthy Affiliate and everything you will need is provided all under one roof.
How much does going Premium Cost?
After testing out the Free Starter Membership, most people want to test out the Premium Membership also before committing to it. Wealthy affiliate is very fair in this respect and allows its members to try the Premium Membership for 1 month for only $19.00.
Moving forward from there the pricing is as follows:
Monthy Price: $49.00 (equals $588.00 per year)
Yearly Price: $495.00 ( equals a savings of $93.00)
Included in the yearly package is 1 free .com Domain (approx value $15.00), and 100 Community Credits (approx value $50.00), that can be used internally on the platform to barter within the community for services.
All prices are in USD and do not include any applicable taxes.
If you have not already signed up for The Free Starter Membership, because you still have some more questions, click on the image below to learn more.
Paul, I’m Broke. I Can’t afford this.
I hear this all the time and in fact, the saying in itself is a subconscious statement that will lead you to ‘Nowhere’ fast.
So when people say, “I can’t afford it,” what they actually mean is that something else has a higher priority to them currently in their lives. “I can’t afford it” is almost always synonymous with priorities rather than resources.
It took me a long time to come to this particular realization.
Decisions made about how we spend our time, money, and energy are rarely straightforward. We take into account the monetary value of things, but we sometimes do not consider the consequences.
In every decision we make, whether financial or otherwise, we are actually basing those decisions on what we can afford to do and what we can’t afford to do. In a straight forward way, we are asking “do I have enough money in the bank?” I can afford it. “Not enough money in the bank?” I can’t afford it.
Premium Membership here at Wealthy Affiliate is $49.00 per month ($1.61 per day) or $495.00 per year ($1.36 per day).
I understand how hard it is for many of us out there that are living from paycheck to paycheck or not having any work available at all. By no means am I trying to minimize anyone’s particular situation in life? Sometimes though, we do not have our priorities in order which ultimately leads us to where we are at.
Ask yourself, “Why am I here on this site?” Chances are that you are here to verify if Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go online. Your host and guide here Paul says ‘‘Yes, go for it. At least give it a chance. Doesn’t cost anything to give it a go.” If you think there is a fit, you will find the means to invest in yourself.
If you are like me (close to retirement age) and have not planned properly, then you have to start planning. Social Security and Old Age Pension are not going to be enough.
Premium Membership Is A Must.
I have been at Wealthy Affiliate since mid-2016 and during that time, I have interacted with thousands of fellow members here and actually helped many out in the process.
I believe that to be totally successful, all Starter Members should upgrade to Premium to take full advantage of what the courses offer. In the same breath though, some people believe that by upgrading to Premium, they are going to start generating revenue right away.
Some do, but they are an exception and not the rule. At the end of the day, you have to understand that you are creating and building a business which is a process and all processes worth executing take time.
Back in 1984, I had a ‘Brick & Mortar’ restaurant business with my now Ex-Wife.
Even though we were blessed with ‘Cash Flow’ right from day one, it was not until mid-1990 that we actually saw ‘Positive Cash Flow’ when eventually all the loans and debt were paid off. We sold the business in 1994 for a decent profit after our one and only child were born in 1993.
The reason for our success was first and foremost, that we followed our budget and business plan. In simpler terms, we had our priorities in place and that meant we could not spend our operating budget on frivolous purchases. We worked our butts off and had some fun at the same time but it was always within our set out budget.
Starting a business online is totally different from starting and establishing a ‘Brick & Mortar’ address. First and foremost, the costs associated with establishing an online presence are next to none, especially here at Wealthy Affiliate because selling other people’s products is now quite easy.
The hard work, dedication and perseverance required are the same whether you are online or off. As I said earlier on this page, The Wealthy Affiliate University Open Education Platform is not a ‘Get Rich Quick’ push-button technique or scheme.
All the time and hard work you are going to put into building out your dreams may not bear fruit until months or even years later. Understand this fact.
If you are not comfortable with that reality, then do not go to Premium until you are. If you upgrade to Premium and throw in the towel a few months later because you did not budget or prioritize, or you did not get the results you expected immediately, then you cannot rejoin as a Free Member at a time later on. You will be asked to go directly to Premium.
Choose Your Direction Carefully…
Going Premium is a long-term commitment and I always suggest taking the Yearly Membership as soon as you can simply for the savings. Building a Real Business that gives honest returns based on your effort takes time.
You have to try to understand and look at this as an investment in yourself.
Less than $500.00 per year for lifelong education is a very small price to pay.
Even if you could learn just one thing i.e. how to build a decent website your investment in yourself would have paid off. I’ll explain further below how after learning to successfully build a website you can make your education completely free from that day on using the ‘Siterubix’ platform. The website building training at Wealthy Affiliate is ‘Priceless.’
You Need A Storefront!
You will need a website. Not just any ‘cookie-cutter website,’ but a personalized ‘Authority Website’ like this one.
One that you have complete control over. Think of your website as the ‘Storefront’ for your business. Building the structure of your very own website is made simple within the Wealthy Affiliate Platform.
Building out effective content is a little bit more difficult but made much easier with the step-by-step training offered at Wealthy Affiliate University.
You will need to use proven strategies to build traffic to your website. People are your business. Without people, you have nobody to sell or advertise to. Once you learn all that you need to know and more about the most current traffic techniques and how you can get relevant customers to your website, you will also learn that your revenue sources become unlimited.
Once you have traffic, you need to ‘make money’ from this traffic. This eventually becomes the fun part. Without spending a dime, you can promote all the top brands in the world through affiliate programs. But you cannot do this without your storefront, meaning your website.
You will need to:
- Have a ‘Desktop’ or ‘Lap Top’ Computer with a reliable Internet Connection;
- Choose an Interest. It can be anything that you want. WA teaches you how to transform your ideas into profits. If you don’t have anything specific to start, you can promote Wealthy Affiliate itself as I am doing here on this site. Their ‘Affiliate Program’ is a mastermind in itself. More on this later;
- You need to build a website. Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy all under one roof;
- You need to get Rankings & Visitors. The Wealthy Affiliate ‘Open Education Project’ is probably the only one that can teach you how to drive traffic without spending a penny through Organic Content Building; and,
- You need to Earn Revenue. This is done by providing people with what they want or need.
Like many at one point, I too was scouring the internet looking for opportunities to make money online. After getting burned a few times with ‘push-button, plug & play’ programs, I realized that to be successful long-term online, I would have to build my own storefronts (websites).
But I did not know how to. Well, thank God I arrived at Wealthy Affiliate. Everything I needed, all under one roof for a price that I could easily budget and afford.
Thank you Wealthy Affiliate.
Some Thoughts On Making Premium membership Free…
There are two immediate ways that you can make your education free.
The first is through ‘Direct Referrals’ of those in your network or simply people that you know that are also interested in ‘breaking the shackles’ of the day to day grind.
These people must first and foremost understand that trying to do business online without a website is a lot harder than it looks and that they will probably remain disappointed by the replicated sites that many companies in the make money online niche offer.
WA Affiliate Compensation Program – Recurring Commissions
Three direct sales of the wealthy affiliate education platform and you are already in a ‘positive cash flow‘ situation. You can start promoting your affiliate link even as a Free Member and start earning right away.
The affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most lucrative, recurring commission structure affiliate programs in the world.
As a Premium member, you will earn the following commissions for every referral that accepts premium membership through you:
- For those paying monthly, you will receive $23.50 per month; and
- For those that choose yearly, you will receive $235.00 per year.
Even as a Free Starter member you are entitled to make commissions for making referrals to Wealthy Affiliate. They are half of what is shown above.
Even if you cannot get three people to join to make it free, there are many other options including selling other people’s products that the courses teach you through Affiliate Marketing.
The second way is to help local business
Have you ever Googled for a local service and was unable to find what you were looking for?
There are thousands of local business in our community that need help with local marketing.
You can be that person who helps and earn an ongoing revenue by running your own local marketing business.
You will be shocked or at least be surprised to learn how many small businesses still do not have a website.
Many small-business owners do things the old-school way when it comes to gaining customers: They rely on word of mouth. It’s still the No. 1 marketing source of growth in their eyes.
Does this offer someone that has learned about social media and how to build websites an opportunity? I believe that it does.
This second method requires a little bit more effort. First, you have to be a Premium Member to be able to offer these sites as a service. You will also have to deal with small business owners face to face.
You will have learned the basics of a website structure. These businesses probably would not require more than 3-5 pages. You would not need to rank them high because the business just wants to add a website to their business card and be indexed.
This could be a project to undertake while you are going through the training and it would make for a very practical and lucrative solution if the problem is out there in your community.
Every Friday evening Wealthy Affiliate offers live training webinars
Live Training Webinars
Meet Jay Neill.
Jay is a successful Online Entrepreneur and Businessman who Joined Wealthy Affiliate in March 2007. He owns and operates a Digital Marketing Agency in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Magistudios was established in 2004.
He and his team offer a variety of SEO and Online Marketing Services and together they work with clients to create marketing development plans specific to their business, individual styles, and budget.
He became the Wealthy Affiliate Live Video Training Coach back in 2012 and hosts a weekly 1-hour webinar every Friday Evening at 8 p.m. EST for Wealthy Affiliate Premium Associates.
Jay has vast experience in the Internet Marketing world, from PPC, local marketing, content development, SEO, and website development (programming, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal). He brings something new and relevant to the table every week as his contribution to the wealthy affiliate open education platform.
The weekly live video training is an absolute necessity for skills development of online marketers and Jay is pleased to offer these remarkable training solutions to us in a very casual and easy to understand way.
Jay is a down to earth, well mannered and an oftentimes funny host and he shares openly his wealth of knowledge, experience, and accomplishments.
The first official WA training webinar aired live on September 28th, 2012 (Which was actually a Wednesday), and was set in motion as an integral part of the Wealthy Affiliate “Open Education Project” which launched a few months earlier in April. The first webinar was titled “SEO Checklist Cheatsheet.”
It was followed by “Deep Linking Strategies” on October the 12th., “Creating Your First Online Campaign” on October the 19th., and “Tracking Google Analytics” rounded out the month of October on the 26th.
The weekly Friday Live Webinars have been presented without interruption ever since.
Live training inside Wealthy Affiliate covers a huge range of topics including SEO, affiliate marketing, email marketing, ranking, algorithm updates, content research & creation, increasing conversions, and more.
This means that there are over 325 hours of Recorded Live Webinars (and increasing weekly) in the archives at Wealthy Affiliate University. These are available to all WA Premium Members at any time of the day/night. The complete archive is also available as “limited time” access to Free Members that are taking the program for a test drive.
Is Wealthy Affiliate Right For Me (You)?
Yes. I made the right decision. I have found Wealthy Affiliate to be everything they claimed and more. No, it is not a get rich quick scheme. You can make money here at any level that you want but only if you put in the work to make it happen.
The first seven days are critical to your success here at Wealthy Affiliate. They set the tone and the pace for your success. The more you study the training the more you will want to learn. In your first seven days, you will learn what a niche is. You will create your own website that belongs to you. You are given the tools to make your website truly remarkable and professional in appearance. You will have the opportunity depending upon your niche to begin making money almost right away after your site has been indexed by Google.
The purpose of this site is to bring to the forefront and emphasize the most important missing piece of the puzzle for new, aspiring, and even veteran internet entrepreneurs to be successful online: You have to have a storefront. You must have the ability to build websites at will for everyone that wants one. Period.
There are a lot of options available to you on the Internet but in my opinion and through my experience here, there isn’t a more comprehensive and technologically advanced platform in the Internet business industry than Wealthy Affiliate. It is also by far, the most cost-efficient program that you will ever encounter.
Ultimately you have to do what makes sense to you. If you want to create a long term business online, the costs here at Wealthy Affiliate are very affordable. If you want to stay on the Starter Membership for an extended period of time, that is up to you as well.
Get started with the Open Education Project at Wealthy Affiliate University…
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