I AM NOT A FAILURE. I AM A SUCCESS. And about time too!
How I found Wealthy Affiliate and found my independence by working for myself from home.
Imagine getting involved with so many types of internet businesses, failing badly in most of them, then being crazy enough to tell the world all about it.
That is because – my story has a happy ending.
Are you sitting comfortably? Good!
I am going to tell you a story. Once upon a time (………….too much? Yeah, I think so).
Whilst I was exploring the pros and cons of an Affiliate Marketing program on offer to me by my internet guru, I came across a site called Wealthy Affiliate just by chance.
They were promising a free website and affiliate training and, ever hopeful, I decided to research this company albeit it with little hope or conviction. But GUESS WHAT? I could not find a bad review.
Convinced that this could not actually be happening, I trawled through pages 1, 2, 3 of Google and there was not one result that I could see that had negative comments.
I was perplexed, to say the least. You see, I had become so accustomed to horror “don’t waste your money” stories that I had conditioned my mind to expect them.
I hummed and hawed then re-hummed and re-hawed and, finally, decided to see what was on offer. I should probably say at this point that I had absolutely no idea what Affiliate Marketing was. To me, it sounded like a program for young, confident city slickers and not for someone like little old me – someone who was desperately trying to make legitimate money by a genuine source.
In a nutshell, in the simple way that I understand it, having an affiliate marketing business goes something like this
- Think about the thing you most like to do in this world
- Think about the thing you are most passionate about in this world
- Think about the thing you would most like to change in this world
- Think about the thing you know most about in this world
- Think about the thing that you do best in this world
And after all that thinking you are a GIANT step closer to starting an Affiliate Marketing business
You see, Affiliate Marketing can be about any single thing (as long as it is legal) in this world. You are going to create a business centred around something that you enjoy or know or care about.
You are going to have a professional website business that is going to make you money.
(THIS IS THE BIT THAT I SAY TO YOU – PLEASE DO NOT RUN OFF IN A PANIC. IT SOUNDS SCARY BUT IT IS REALLY NOT WHEN YOU ARE BEING GUIDED , BIT BY BIT, THROUGH EVERY PHASE OF YOUR BUSINESS).
To be honest, this was the point when I said to myself “Elkie – there is no way in this world that you could ever follow techno jargon and understand all that thingamijig web stuff!” And I was right – if l had relied solely on my own scant knowledge. But, as you are seeing, at this very minute. the evidence in front of your own eyes, I found THE WAY to build up a business using this very website you are now looking at.
If you can follow flat pack furniture instructions then you can follow the step-by-step instructions and guidance you will get from Wealthy Affiliate,
The days of fancy-schmancy technical degrees and funny numbers, words and signs are long past. They still go on – we just let someone else do it for us!
That is what the guys (Carson and Kyle) who own Wealthy Affiliate do. Then they teach it to us – for free!
Before we get you started, it probably makes sense to tell you what Affiliate Marketing is and how it makes you money.
What you are doing with your fabulous new website, is answering questions, giving guidance and providing valuable information on your chosen subject (which we will now call your “niche”). People search on the internet for products, ideas and facts and they will come to your page to seek advice, recommendations and solutions. The Affiliate part of your business is the money maker. There are many, many online companies selling many, many thousands of products which they will pay you to promote on your website. Simply put, you will review various products and systems, dependent on your niche, and you will be given links to these products which will take your reader directly to the retail company’s website. If your reader decides to purchase the item, you will earn a commission on the sale. You have no stock, no premises, no invoices, no staff, no overheads, no deliveries. The retail company does all that plus pay you for your referral.
Dead easy right?
I would not insult your intelligence and expect you to believe that. There are enough scams and cons out there (just read my colourful history).
What I can tell you is – if you are serious about building an online business working from home – you will find no better way to do it than this way.