I started my own affiliate marketing company because I could not find a job. I agonized for months trying to get a job, but not finding a job, turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I thoroughly searched the internet looking for work at home opportunities. What I found, fell into three categories.
- Scams, scams, scams. They are everywhere, with good-looking websites and slick marketing. I tried everything and quickly figured out that most internet sites are really just trying to make a quick buck and then shut down. These types are really easy to spot because there is never anyone to talk to personally. If you end up falling for one of the companies in this category, you’re out a little money and some time.
- Expensive affiliate coaches. What they offer is the opportunity to be guided by one of their master marketers. The idea of having a one on one trainer would be great! The only problem is they cost anywhere from $1,500 to $20,000. If people had that kind of money they would not be looking for a work from home opportunity. These companies are not affiliate marketers. They masquerade as affiliate marketers, but they really just sell the one on one training. My advice is to stay clear of this.
- Some companies are actually legitimate internet opportunities. I must say they are not all created equal. Some are just glorified Youtube channels. They put out many videos with “how to” information. It is almost impossible to be successful in affiliate marketing without real support. There are foundational things that must be established before you can even think about making money. I was fortunate to find one of the good ones.
First, let me try and explain what Wealthy Affiliate is and who it may help. Wealthy Affiliate is a platform dedicated to affiliate marketers by helping to create a successful business online through training, having access to the tools and services needed, as well as timely support from industry experts.
If you have struggled to build a business online, have been ripped off or feel that you don’t have a full understanding, Wealthy Affiliate is going to clear things up. You are going to learn how you can literally take ANY idea and build a successful business online. No experience necessary. No technical skills required. All that is required is to learn a four-step process. You will have to dedicate your time and effort to follow the directions given and please know that this is not a get rich quick business. This is your business, treat it as such.
This is a process that has worked since the early 2000s to build wildly successful businesses online and the fundamental principles behind this business model will work for MANY years to come. In fact, FOREVER! Let me walk you through the four steps so you can have a complete understanding of what you will learn.
Step 1: Choose an Interest
This probably is the most important step with any online business, choosing the type of business you want to have. Within Wealthy Affiliate, this is called choosing a niche. The best way to come up with your particular niche is to choose what you are passionate about. You may think you don’t have a passion that works. If you have a passion for it, believe me, it will work. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to come up with a unique niche that can be leveraged into a profitable online business.
Take my niche for example. I found it hard to find a job, because of my criminal background and a second chance was nowhere in sight. I have turned from that life and those mistakes. Now it is my passion to help people who find themselves walking in that uncertain place I once found myself. Even if you can’t think of anything on your own, there are a ton, proven to be successful niches, that Wealthy Affiliates will show you to get you started.
**Wealthy Affiliate PROVIDES training on how to find a niche, and they offer personal support helping you select your niche and give you tools and techniques to come up with your own niche ideas.**
Step 2: Design a Website
The next step after you have decided on your niche would be building out your website. Your website is your business foundation. Like a house without a foundation, the structure is weak and not sustainable. The same goes for an online/affiliate business. All of your content, all of your traffic, all of your rankings, all of your revenue is generated as a result of your website. And no, you don’t need to be an expert or authority on building a website. As you build out your website, immerse yourself in your business, you become an expert.
**Wealthy Affiliate PROVIDES FREE Starter members 2 websites. As a Premium member, you can host up to 25 of your own domains, and 25 free websites on their domain.**
Step 3: Get Traffic
There is only ONE way to build a business. Traffic. In other words, people that buy stuff from you or take the desired action that will lead to revenue. This is the case for any type of business, offline or online. Think of a hot dog stand, if you set one up in the middle of the desert, you are not going to sell many hot dogs. If you set up outside of a nightclub, as the people are leaving and probably HUNGRY, there is a chance of you selling out of hot dogs. Same logic for selling anything online. If you don’t have website visitors, you don’t have anyone to sell anything to.
Search engines and social networks are the biggest driving forces behind traffic online. If you understand how to get ranked in Google, Bing, Yahoo, and understand how to leverage platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat, and Instagram to drive traffic to your website, there is no limit to your potential.
**Wealthy Affiliate TEACHES traffic. They know the best strategies and techniques to get your website ranked and do it in abundance!**
Step 4: Make Money
Last but not least, how the heck do you make money? You have a niche, a website, and traffic, but you have nothing to sell to these people, right? Well, actually you do. There are over 500,000,000 (yes, 500 MILLION) products that you can promote as an affiliate marketer online. This means you don’t have to carry any inventory for any of these products/services. You simply link to companies through your special affiliate links, in exchange they give you a percent of every sale you make. This can range from pennies to $1,000’s of dollars for every sale.
On Amazon, there are hundreds of thousands of products that I can promote. I will earn 6% commissions on any of those products that I refer people to.
**Wealthy Affiliate not only has one of the most lucrative affiliate programs online, you are going to be able to interact and work with some of the most successful affiliate marketers in the world. There is a beginner to advanced training on how to find affiliate programs and how to effectively convert visitors into “sales” on your website. It will only be a matter of time before you become an expert affiliate marketer yourself.**
Start On The Road To Sucess
Wealthy Affiliates is the premier affiliate marketing company to date. Not only will you be a part of a family of marketers, I will also be your personal coach. I will help you avoid costly mistakes and get you making money quickly.
I hope to see you making money as an affiliate marketer.