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What Is Affiliate Marketing?

We have been discussing How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Would you like to earn money online? Have you thought about starting your own business? Are you looking for a way to take your passion and use it to supplement your retirement?

I have discussed how to become an affiliate for free, how to’s about training, niches, websites, research, and keywords. But what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website(you) for traffic or sales generated from the referrals you place on your website. When you become an Affiliate, you promote other people’s products, earning a commission if people actually end up buying thanks to your marketing.

 

Why Is Affiliate Marketing Becoming So Popular?

In the discussion of 85% of People Hate Their Job I have listed a number of reasons. And add to those, people are more and more looking for ways to Take control of their Time and their Lives.

Affiliate marketing can be very time-consuming in the beginning. The training you need, the website, the content that you are providing on your website and it takes from 3 to 6 months or longer before you begin getting traffic. They earn from pennies in the beginning to a couple of hundred dollars a month.

You can take a look on Internet Live Stats and you will see a continuous update. There are approximately 1.7 billion websites being searched by more than 3 billion Google searches at this very moment. What are they searching for? Merchandise, information, How to make money, How to buy a home, How to create a website, Self Improvement,,,,, and thousands of other things. As an affiliate marketer, with your own niche website, recommending any one of thousands of different retailers, you are not only providing a service you are also creating an income.

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As an affiliate, you are rewarded for promoting all types of products and services. Regardless of your age, education level or background. All you need is an internet connection and a computer to get started. People from all walks of life are earning money online through affiliate marketing.

4 Reasons to Begin an Affiliate Marketing Business

1) It Is a Low-Cost Business to Get Started

With Wealthy Affiliate, you can Get Started for Free. Your training program walks you through every phase of affiliate marketing from creating your own website or blog, to all the training necessary to become a successful affiliate.

Website hosting and domain names are part of the program.

You will also be learning different ways to make your content Go Viral. Viral content is an article, image, video or any other material that’s shared faster in the online market. When your website goes viral because of the amount of Traffic that it is producing, the links that you have pointing to the portal of the Affiliate company your Earnings begin to spiral upward because of the products you are recommending. You have built Trust with your readers.

2) You Gain Independence Both Personally and Professionally

You become your own boss! You decide your own hours! You can work at home or on the beach, from the coffee shop or beside the pool. Wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection.

You can also earn as much as you want. Earnings are not limited by the number of hours you put in. Once your Niche is established you simply continue to publish the meaningful content. You are learning how to turn your passion into profit.

3) It Is Perfect for People Who Love Competing

As an Affiliate Marketer, you own your own website or blog in your particular Niche.

You are writing articles that attract traffic to your site and promoting items that you associate with in your blog. These items are then linked to the company that you are signed with as an Affiliate. You are competing against the thousands of other people that are writing blogs and affiliates with the same companies.

And you are the best at what you do.

4) You Are Selling What You Want

You are your own boss.

Your honesty and integrity remain intact. You only work with people that you want to associate with. You only affiliate with those companies that sell the highest quality of products that you believe in. There is beauty in that. You are creating and shaping your career on your own.

It’s important to note that as an affiliate marketer by law you need to have an affiliate disclosure statement on all pages that contain affiliate links. This is a requirement by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). This goes back to integrity and honesty again.

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Conclusion

On another website that I designed and built I checked out several affiliate programs. ClickBank, ShareASale, eBay partner network, Amazon. I chose Amazon because of the number of products relating to my Niche alone, 470,000 products. Amazon US sells more than 606 million products. Here is just an example of the hundreds of books they carry on Affiliate Marketing.

The nice thing about it is that when I place a link on my website for a product that the reader may be interested in, the user goes into the Amazon portal from my registered link, as an affiliate. They may be looking at an item that only sells for $22.00.

Once the user is in Amazon they start looking and thinking about what else they might need. Would it be unusual for someone to come out having spent $100 to $1000? And if you only earn 6% on the entire sale? My first check from Amazon was for 2 weeks in December and the full month of January. I received my commission direct deposit in February. It was only $13.43. Did I smile? This was all that it took for me to understand how Affiliate Marketing really works.

The end of May will be here soon and I am already getting excited. One thing more, each Affiliate company has its own guideline policies and rules. Be very diligent in reading and understanding them when you become an Affiliate with whatever company you decide to go with.

I look forward to welcoming you today to Wealthy Affiliate, the place to make dreams come true. and will be there to answer your questions as you begin your journey. Not a get-rich-quick scheme. But a chance to build a long-lasting business.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you have any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
 
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
 
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

 

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My Wealthy Affiliate Review – April 2019

I know if you have been searching for ways to make money online you have run across affiliate marketing examples and the many companies doing it. That is how you have found this website today. There is one, in particular, you may have noticed – What is “Wealthy Affiliate?” That was my thought when the name first came up. This is my perspective of Wealthy Affiliate as an insider since I am a Premium Member.

  • Is it a legit opportunity or just another scam
  • What are the main features?
  • How much does it cost? (Spoiler: you can join for free and stay for free forever)
  • *What are the pros and cons?

My Personal Journey

I am in retirement for several years and have been living on Social Security. Every month, Always the same problem. Too much month left at the end of the money. I had been in Network Marketing with a company for many years, while I was still working my job, but I just never could become successful with it. Things were getting critical in my life.

I had been searching for several months online at different opportunities but it seemed like there was always one or two negatives in each of them.

A friend had helped me become involved in a network marketing company in CBD oil in the spring and when I started working it, it went nowhere. So I was about to get burned out in being able to find an online business that I could actually be successful at.

This friend called me about the company we were both with and he was negative about something that he had found out. He also told me that a friend of his had gotten him involved with a company called Wealthy Affiliate and sent me the link to join as a Free starter member. The date was September 18. I went to Google and did a search and started reading about this company. Almost all the reviews I read were Positive about it. And yes, there were some negatives. The next day after much research, I joined as a Free member.

Free Starter Membership

After reading through the information about the Free Member, I found that it was exactly as explained in the presentation for the Free Starter member. The tools I needed to start my online business, the training with step-by-step video tutorials and much more. Nothing was left to chance and I couldn’t believe that I had found a program this fast that I could join for free. No credit card or debit card required for sign-up. That was very reassuring. Could it be that I had actually found a legitimate program?

Starter Includes:

  • The full beginning training programs

  • Your own personal affiliate blog

  • Two free websites

  • Website backup

  • You earn while you learn

  • You can become an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate

While perusing the Wealthy Affiliate website I also found out that I could upgrade to their Premium program. I studied the benefits of the Premium program and realized that with the Starter I could build two websites and start generating extra income. I looked at the benefits of the Premium and within a couple of days, deciding this was going to be long term, I upgraded to Premium.

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Or you can choose to go through the Bootcamp to get started

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Premium Added:

  • Increase from 2 websites to 50 websites

  • Website security package

  • Live video classes weekly

  • The full library of training modules

  • Private access to the owners

  • 24/7/365 Support

  • Website Feedback and Analysis

  • Website Comments

The Premium plan is $49.00/month. When you sign up for it in the first seven days you are a free starter, they offer a special for $19.00 for your first month. The advantage you will immediately see is that it gives you the time to see all the benefits and features that it includes and decide if this business is for you!

You can go to this location and see what the added advantages are by going Premium:

Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool

 

Having used the computer for years and doing many searches I was unaware that the words I typed in Search were Keywords. These are the words that cause certain pages to load in the top search results. As training progressed I realized these Keywords were critical in getting ranked.

Someone might search my Keywords “How to turn your passion into profit?” If they do, I am attempting to “rank” in the search engines so that my website ranks on page 1.

Jaaxy not only shows you who is searching for keywords it also shows you which one is low (or high) or high competition. What could be better than that? It teaches you how to go after the “low hanging fruit,” which is high search volume but low competition.

Jaaxy, created by the founders of Wealthy Affiliate in 2005, Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim. It began as a keyword list service to search out keywords used in the millions of websites that were in the search engines. It has evolved into the best affiliate marketing training program, in the world.

You can try it here for free. Type your keyword in the space below:

Whether beginner or experienced — You will benefit from Wealthy Affiliate!

By now, you are wondering, Can I do this? When I started, I knew nothing about building a website. Now I have two. I also have purchased and own two .com domains. I knew very little about writing a blog although I was consistently on Facebook writing every day. I learned how to channel my thoughts into those things that I was Passionate about. I continued with the training progressing to new levels daily.

I set a flexible schedule from day one. I discovered after a few days, in order to be able to reach my goals, I would have to make the schedule more rigid. I would have to Plan my work and Work my plan.

At the end of each lesson phase is a Discussion where you can ask questions on that particular lesson with a list of the Top Helpers in This Lesson. Here your questions will be answered, you will gain insights from Kyle and other members of the WA Community. You can also start building your list of Followers and those that you are Following. From those you Follow, you will build new relationships with people all around the world.

As you gain friends and followers you will begin receiving emails daily from them announcing Successes, New Blogs, Goals, Advancements, even Births. The Wealthy Affiliate Community is one big family, and everyone helps everyone on their Journey to success.

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I look forward to welcoming you today to Wealthy Affiliate as a Free Member. I will be looking for your Profile to appear and be there to help you get started.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you have any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
 
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
 
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

 

 

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How Do I Choose My Niche?

Now that you are familiar with what a Niche(pronounced neesh) is, have you been thinking about what our passion is? What is the one thing that drives you to do what you do every day? Let’s take a moment and talk about your WHY.

What is your WHY?

Your WHY is your purpose. Your WHY is what makes you come alive. It is the reason that you do the things that you do.

German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why can endure any how.’ Knowing your WHY is the first important step in learning how to achieve the goals that you get excited about. Your WHY connects with your Niche, your passion. When you know your WHY you will find the courage necessary to take the risks necessary to get ahead.

Below are 4 questions that will help you to determine your WHY. By thinking about these questions it will help you to determine what that ‘sweet spot’ of what your Niche is.

Your Why

  • What makes you come alive?
  • What are your innate strengths?
  • Where do you add the greatest value?
  • How will you measure your life?

What Makes You Come Alive?

Once you know your WHY it becomes easier to find your Niche. Your Niche is your Passion your favorite. This could be your favorite sport, your favorite vehicle, your favorite shoes, your favorite clothes, your favorite work atmosphere, or perhaps your favorite wine. Your mind should be getting full of ideas. There was one word in that string that was repetitive. Did you notice the word? FAVORITE. Is your favorite connected to your WHY? It should be.

If you are stuck at this moment on choosing a Niche, you may have an interest in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. As a Free member, you can create 2 websites. Phase 1 training of the Affiliate Bootcamp is dedicated to those interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

What Are Your Innate Strengths?

Do you get excited thinking about what it is that you intend(not wish or dream about)to do? Are you creative, naturally adept at coming up with ‘outside the box’ solutions? Are you naturally good at executing projects with a precision that some find tedious? Do you see patterns and opportunities in all the complexities of life?

You can also be passionate about things you have no natural talent for. , and talented at things for which you hold little passion. Ask yourself, what makes you come alive? Not what other people want for your life. Then go and do that thing.

Success is the sum of all small efforts

Take your time. This is the beginning of your journey.

Where Do You Add The Greatest Value?

Whatever profession you are in now, disliking or loathing it is not a pathway to fulfillment. This is where your Passion comes in. How can you use your education, knowledge, skills and experience to help you focus on the opportunities that lie within your Passions?

(1) Education: How much time do you spend in educating yourself on those things your Niche is about? You may think you already know why you have the Passion that you do about something. But do you honestly? What do other people think about that same subject?

(2) Knowledge:) Are you able to talk for hours about your Niche? Are you so passionate about your Niche that you can sit and write for periods of time and not waver? This will also allow you to focus more on the things that you are not aware of. We gain knowledge by searching.

(3) Skills: What skills do you currently have that you would use to build a website about your Niche? How long have you been using them? Could they use any improvement? The great thing about the Free Member program is that if you do not have the skills necessary now, at Wealthy Affiliates you can begin learning them for free and build 2 Free Websites.

(4) Experience: Focus on your natural strengths. They will guide you in choosing your Niche. Your experience grows as you learn new things about your passion.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

There are several ways to measure your life. Integrity, friends, money, family, lifestyle are the beginning. Living with purpose means focusing on things that matter most. Ironically, the things that matter most are rarely “things.” What about the other things deep within you that drive you to do the things that you do? It all goes back to living with purpose.

Is your passion your purpose? Some people are in a position to trade the security of a regular salary to pursue a passion, many unfortunately can’t—at least not in the long term or without violating core values (like providing for their family of paying off debt). But what if following your passion could provide the money needed to continue to provide you with those things that matter most? Make it your goal.

Your goal will be to help people, inform people, recommend products/services to people, and offer your opinions on various aspects of your niche. The thing about it is you don’t need to be an expert or authority. As you build out your website and as you 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.

No matter what your job, you can draw meaning from it and find greater purpose through how you do what you do.

When you know your purpose, it may compel you to take on challenges that will stretch you as much as they inspire you.

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Finding Keywords For Your Niche

Now that you have decided what your Niche is it is time for you to start researching a Title for it and the keywords that you should use.

One way that you may have noticed if you use Google search very often when you begin typing a word into Google, a drop-down menu opens and as you type the word in, Google is anticipating the word you are searching for. This is one method that you can use and often times is successful.

Another method I made mention of in a previous post is the Jaaxy Keyword research tool which will give you 30 Free searches. With this tool, you will see how easy it is to come up with keywords for your Niche and also how you can create a title for your Niche that will help you to get Traffic to your website. Try Jaaxy today.

Your Future Is Ahead Of You

I hope that the points I have made above will help you in your search for a great Niche for you. I look forward to welcoming you today to Wealthy Affiliate as a Free member and will be there to answer your questions as you begin your journey.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you have any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
 
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
 
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 

 

 

 

 

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How to Learn Affiliate Marketing [for Free]

A short time ago, I joined an Affiliate Marketing program. A few days ago I built and published this, my first website. All of this came because a friend was kind enough to share an idea with me. The great thing is that I was able to get started and learn how to do this for Free.

Beginning

The first day that I joined I looked around and began familiarizing myself with the company and the Wealthy Affiliate website. I read through some different programs, checked out the Free membership and what I would receive. Included was the 5-course training programs for beginners named the Online Entrepreneur Certification training. I was eager to learn and was comprehending slowly, as this was all new to me even though I have been tinkering with computers and online activities for 20 years.

Starting again

So I set myself a schedule and did my best to follow it. Being currently retired and single I had literally no distractions. And even being retired I knew in order to do this I had to schedule my plan and then work my plan. I would get started after my coffee in the morning and time would fly by. I was beginning to find out about the Community at Wealthy Affiliate. I was meeting new people from all over the world and all walks of life. There will be more about the Wealthy Affiliate Community to come.

After finishing lesson 3, a member of the WA community mentioned the Boot Camp program to me. So I switched to it and went through Phase 1 and the tasks that accompany them.

One of the nice things is the conversations between other people that are part of this company. If you have a question, it is generally answered within just a few minutes.

Back to the first program

Upon finishing Phase 1 of the Boot Camp, I went back and started the Online Entrepreneur Certification training lessons again. The challenge I was having, in the beginning, was choosing my Niche, especially when I didn’t know what the word meant. Now it was all becoming clear to me. I was beginning to learn how to turn your passion into profit.

After a couple of days, I was able to weigh my choices and decide what I could build a site on with one that I was passionate about. What could I build a website on that answers the question does affiliate marketing make money? ANYTHING.

There are thousands of companies that have a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals because of a website that You or I am hosting.

Did I mention that I was able to do all of this For FREE?

Conclusion

The MMO(make money online) Industry is a huge industry and there is a myriad of ways that you can earn a substantial income. If you are looking for a part-time internet job, internet home jobs, supplementing your personal or retirement income, or wanting to change direction in a new career where you can control your time and your life, then I would highly recommend you take a closer look.  Do you have a particular passion and would like to learn how to turn your passion into profit?  The sky is the limit. And you can get started for FREE.

If you have any comments please leave them below and I will be happy to help you out.

 

 

 

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