Before we dive into the real stuff, let me introduce myself a little bit more so that you know why you should listen to my advice.
I'm a 20-year-old Taiwanese blogger & affiliate marketer since 2015.
I'm young. I may not be as experienced as other marketers but within a year after I started working online part-time, I found the real and legitimate way to make money online.
Like many others, I started out by stumbling into an online scam. Since I was a complete beginner back then, I couldn't recognize the trick they were using. Although I did learn something new, I was not going anywhere and I lost quite a bit of money.
Fortunately, I came across Wealthy Affiliate (WA) during a conversation with someone on Google AdSense Support Forum. Since then, I slowly built up my strong foundation in online marketing by following WA's step-by-step training.
Definitely, I was skeptical at first like anyone else. But since it's FREE to get started with WA, I gave it a shot and I found the best place to help anyone make money online.
(After I became more experienced, I reviewed many other programs to compare. That's why I can conclude that utilizing Wealthy Affiliate is the best way to get started with affiliate marketing.)
So here comes the most exciting part....
If I would describe all that I do in one simple sentence, that would be:
I build website and create contents online to help people solve their problems or meet their needs & wants. And I get paid to do so!
I'll explain what this means by introducing you the 4 simple steps that I personally use to make money...
But before that, let me just illustrate with a simple example to help you better understand this.
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I learnt all these 4 steps from the training Wealthy Affiliate provides and they will guide you step-by-step throughout. In fact, you can get instant access to the first 10 lessons of their training for FREE. Check it out here!
As you know, there are many ways to make passive income online. Apart from Affiliate Marketing, another very popular business model is Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).
Why do I choose and recommend Affiliate Marketing then?
Let me show you the Top 8 Benefits of Affiliate Marketing...
Once you built up your website and have decent traffic, your website will be working for you 24/7 even while you sleep. People around the world can be visiting your site and purchase things through your site anytime. And that's Passive Income!
Any website has the potential to earn a full-time passive income for you if you have the strong foundation and know how to market your site.
I'll show you some of the success stories later on in the next section and you can see that there are many people around the world making a full-time income just by running websites online.
Since your website is your business and your source of income, you can literally work anywhere in the world as long as you have a laptop and a decent Internet connection.
You have the freedom to decide which niche you want to work on. So, by selecting a niche of your passion, you're actually running a business around your passion.
Once your website is making you constant passive income, you even have the freedom to pursue more passions in your daily life because you have financial and time freedom.
By running an online business of your own, you no longer have to work 9 to 5 or follow a fixed working schedule like many others. You are your own boss now and you decide on when you want to work.
(Caution: Although you have a fully flexible working schedule, in order to succeed in online marketing, you must be good at time management and goal setting!)
In affiliate marketing, you're making money by selling other people's products and/or services so you don't have to produce your own.
All the transactions take place on the seller's site or other platforms like Amazon, eBay, etc. So, shipping and customer service are also the seller's responsibility. You just need to focus on offering valuable information and lead people to purchase the things they need.
In traditional selling or MLM, you have to sell your products or services face-to-face directly with your customer. Many people have the fear to doing this.
In affiliate marketing, your website is your way of communication with your customer. There's definitely no fear when facing your computer screen, right?
Today, you don't need to have coding and programming skills to build a beautiful and professional website. In fact, I know nothing about programming as well.
All the marketing knowledge can be learnt online as well.
What you need is clarity in what you want to achieve, a determined mindset and persistence.
For all the necessary tools and resources to get started, you can get it at Wealthy Affiliate!
Being a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you can get daily inspirations from members sharing on their success stories.
Success stories from Wealthy Affiliate are not exaggerated stories created by media or the company itself for the purpose of advertising and promotion, which is the case for many programs or companies out there.
Instead, there's an area inside the community where all the members can share their first-hand experience and successes.
Let me share with you some of the screenshots...
There are plenty of these success stories happening everyday in the community. This is the proof that Wealthy Affiliate works!
After understanding the "How" and the "Why" about doing affiliate marketing with Wealthy Affiliate, let's talk about the "What"...
Wealthy Affiliate has lots to offer to its members and I'm just summarizing the most important benefits for you!
Basically, Wealthy Affiliate is both a platform and a community to help people who want to make serious money online in the form of affiliate marketing. It provides you with all the necessary training, tools and resources to start your online business the right way.
The Top 5 Benefits for you are:
The training at WA is "newbie-friendly". You'll be guided step-by-step from scratch to build your website, to write content and to make money from it.
Everything are explained in full detail and there are specific tasks to complete for each lesson. This helps you to take action and know what to do.
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In addition, there are 3 main levels of training in WA: Core Training, Live Training and Community Training.
Core Training is known as the Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) Course, which consists of 50 actionable lessons in total. This is the very first training every beginner or new member will go through. OEC helps people to build a strong foundation in online marketing.
Live Training is a webinar hosted weekly by Wealthy Affiliate Training Chief - Jay Neill. He teaches people on various topics related to online marketing and offer an opportunity for members to interact and learn from him in real time. All the Live Training are recorded and available for replays.
Community Training are resources created by qualified WA members to provide even more diverse learning materials. These WA members will be paid depend on how good and popular their training are. You can be one of them to make money by sharing your knowledge with the community!
The main point is: There are plenty of diverse and organized learning resources in Wealthy Affiliate to help you build a strong foundation and make money online!
I've mentioned how easy it is to build a website in Wealthy Affiliate. This is possible with the help of their powerful website builder. It's just one out of the many tools provided. Let me list you some more...
You may not know what exactly the purpose of these tools are but it's fine for now.
You just need to know that you're provided with various tools to help you build websites, write contents and eventually make money.
Don't worry if you get lost or need any help!
Wealthy Affiliate has various channels to get help 24/7. Let me list you some as well...
#1 Live Chat allows anyone to get instant help from other members around the world.
#2 Private Messaging allows you to PM any members or even the Co-founders, Kyle & Carson, for help.
#3 Classrooms allow people to ask topic related questions and get help from anyone in the community (including Kyle & Carson) who are familiar with the topic. (There are 13 classrooms in total)
#4 Web Support allows members to get technical help for their websites 24/7 from the WA Support team.
Some programs don't really care whether you need help or not as long as you've paid them money.
This will never happen to WA. In fact, WA has one of the best Support system in terms of efficiency and effectiveness in my opinion.
Wealthy Affiliate has a huge and active community with thousands of online entrepreneur/marketers. There are many beginners as well as experienced marketers.
It's a really good place to learn from like-minded people and also share with others what you know.
I've personally benefited and learnt a lot from the blog posts and training members publish in the community. You'll get inspiration and motivation as well.
And the most important thing is...You make friends!
I'm an active WA member so I'll be there for you when you need any help. In fact, I'll be in the community almost every single day.
My username is "JerryHuang" and I'll be following and connecting with you once you've created your Free Starter Account with WA.
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Here are some of the screenshots showing some of the messages people sent and thanked me for my advice and help:
Now, I have 2 Tasks for you...
1. Create a FREE Account at Wealthy Affiliate
2. Fill Out Your Profile
Add a profile picture and a short description about you. Let people know why you're here and what you want to achieve.
I'll be there following you and chatting with you very soon once you set it up :)
Free Starter Membership: $0 (No limited trial period)
Premium Membership: $49/month OR $359/year
Difference between Starter & Premium:
As much as you can imagine.
The potential of the online market is unlimited because you can reach customers from all over the world 24/7.
There are online marketers making multiple 6 or even 7 figures online. It's totally possible.
However, let me bring you to the reality first.
In order to reach that level, it takes time and a lot of efforts. As a beginner, you should start by aiming $100 per month, followed by $200, $500, $1000, etc.
You will eventually be able to make a full-time income online and beyond.
It's possible to start from scratch and make a full-time income within 2 years.
How much you can earn really depends on how knowledgeable and experienced you are. The more knowledgeable you are, the more value you can offer to your customers and hence the more you earn.
So, always have the mindset of keep on learning and never give up!
Many people who have not tried WA may think this is too good to be true, especially WA offers so much at such a low cost.
This happens because there are too many unethical, low quality or scam programs out there that just want to make money.
Whilst, Wealthy Affiliate is a really authentic company. It's Co-founders Kyle & Carson just want to help as many people as possible by running the best online platform for people to learn affiliate marketing.
In fact, almost all the knowledge and information can be found online for free in today's digital world. So, it doesn't make sense for anyone to spend a lot of money just to learn the knowledge in an organized and efficient way.
For those who are skeptical about WA, I just want to say:
"Wealthy Affiliate is FREE to join. Why not try it out for yourself first?"
My favorite answer for people asking this question:
It generally takes around 3 to 6 months to start making money, given that you follow WA's training closely and take consistent actions.
This is because it takes time for you to set up your website and for it to grow. It also takes time for Google to trust your site.
That's why there will be a few months when it seems like you're working hard without any reward. It's normal.
Some people are faster and they start making money within 2 months. There are many who only started making money after a year (especially those who have limited time to put into their online business).
It all depends on the time and effort you put into your business. The more you invest upfront, definitely the faster you can see results.
Anyone who have the will and determination to make money and succeed online.
However, this is NOT for anyone who need urgent cash and want to make money fast!
Wealthy Affiliate requires a lot of hard work before you can reap the long term sustainable success.
As you can see above in this page, many people are seeing real results and success by following Wealthy Affiliate's training.
If you need more Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories, click here!
#1 WA can be really overwhelming at the start for beginners because it really has a lot of information to be absorbed.
But from my experience, you are able to get help easily whenever you're lost or overwhelmed, thanks to their wonderful support system.
#2 Some people can be easily distracted inside the community because there is always a tendency for people to socialize and chat with others.
#3 Some WA members (especially beginners) tend to trash other programs in order to promote WA. This is something Kyle & Carson need to put more emphasis on in the training.
#4 There's always a confusion between "Comment" & "Feedback" in WA because they have a totally different meaning inside the community. (You'll learn that when you're in)
From what I know, Kyle & Carson are already working on solving this issue.
There will always be room for improvements for any programs including Wealthy Affiliate.
Rest assured that Kyle & Carson are always improving and making the platform better every single day.
You can see it for yourself inside the community!