2018 TL;DR Update: Don't promote Wealthy Affiliate. Sign up for a free trial, engage with the community and learn what you can before your access expires, but DO NOT GO PREMIUM. They are selling a fantasy built on a dying business model which serves only to benefit (you guessed it...) the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. You can glean some value from the trial, but do not invest in their training and by all means do not even consider building out any sites using their proprietary services. If you … [Read more...] about The problem with Wealthy Affiliate
If you really and truly are looking to affiliate marketing for a way to earn some additional income or make a living, then you need to approach it as a business. Sure, you can make money by running a blog, review site, etc... but the people who become successful at it and make the fat stacks are those who view these sites as businesses. Build a brand Back in the day (before I got into IM, unfortunately), you could churn out a bunch of targeted sites with decent content, monetize them, and earn … [Read more...] about Build a business, not just a website
So you want to start a blog site that makes you money and you're wondering what skills you need for this... Well...I'll tell ya. You don't absolutely have to have an amazing skill set of any kind, but you definitely need a desire to add value to the web, and you need to be able to commit yourself to the task. And you'll need a bit of patience. No one ever gets rich overnight doing this, but if you keep laying bricks each and every day, then eventually you'll build … [Read more...] about Skills to pay the bills
Wealthy Affiliate is often regarded as a good place for beginners, so why would it be something that I should look at - being that I've got over 8 years worth of experience as an affiliate marketer..? The answer is really quite simple. I've grown tired of working hard and not seeing a proportionate reward for my efforts. I am very good at much of what I do... I can build attractive, well optimized, user-freindly websites that visitors enjoy. I can get them to rank. I know how to get a ton … [Read more...] about Why Did I Sign Up for Wealthy Affiliate?
Hello, and welcome to the first entry in what I hope will grow into a valuable resource for those of you interested in pursuing a career in affiliate marketing. Ten days ago, on September 21, 2014, I signed up for a free account with Wealthy Affiliate. I imagine that most of you who will eventually discover this blog will have an idea as to what Wealthy Affiliate is about, but for those unaware, I'll give you a quick description. Wealthy Affiliate is an online community that offers training, … [Read more...] about My Wealthy Affiliate Challenge
Affiliate Summit is the premier affiliate marketing conference in the world...I'm pretty sure. I've wanted to attend for the past few years, but have always passed on it, mainly due to financial reasons. While the passes are not outrageously expensive (as far as Vegas conventions go), the event is a bit costly when you add in the travel & hotel expense, plus it's held right after the holiday season -- a time when I'm usually reeling financially. ;) This year, however, I was on the ball … [Read more...] about Affiliate Summit, Here I Come!