The 4-step method

Introduction

Hi there, inspiring online entrepreneur!

You are here because you are looking for an honest way to make real money online in 2019?

The purpose of this guide is to help you find a way (Like I did) to build your online business doing what you «LOVE»! 

All you have to do is take action and you will be able to turn your passion into a “real business” making “real money”

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I prepared this e-book for YOU, to help YOU get started in the enormous, sometimes scary and intimidating online world.

My intention for this e-book is that what I share here with you, will help you make a decision that will change your life forever.

Just read on and I will show you truthfully what you need to know to start your online business.

 

 


My full and honest disclosure about what to expect with this e-book.

If you are looking to create a business (and income) online, you have to treat it like a real business.

If you are looking for a get rich quick scheme, well I am sorry to disappoint you but it just doesn’t exist and you are NOT going to find a get rich quick method here.

The primary reason I created this guide and website is that there are literally thousands of very low-quality programs and scams out there. They have very low ethics and they spread misinformation about Affiliate Marketing and the “Make Money Online” niche.

They will tell fairy tales and stories making you believe that you can get rich in a very short period of time, making quick and easy money if you just sign up to their program or system. Actually, all they really want is your credit card number so that they can make a quick buck themselves.  Quite frankly, I am very sick of these programs and systems, and I made a decision to help as many people as I can, not to get caught up in their schemes.  Some of them offer videos and PDFs, but they clearly overhype everything they say and show when they give their sales pitch.  And most of the time, the quality of the “product” they sell clearly does not live up to their statements.

Building an online business is just like building a regular brick and mortar business.  You have to work at it and it takes time and effort.

However, if you want to build a solid foundation and grow a legitimate and prospering business that will provide for years to come, then please read on!


My story

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Denis

My name is Denis and my online journey began back in 2010.

Back then, I was in the computer hardware repairs and virus removal business.

I had some local clientele and was doing some business part-time, but nothing to make a living from.

That’s when I decided to try and take my business to the next level and advertise online with a website to try and get more business.

I struggled for a few years in the same computer repair business, hosting an “ugly static webpage” on some hosting site paying way too much for what I was getting and finally realized that I was wasting my money on something that was not worth the money I was paying.

I started looking online for other ways to make money and got into some very shabby deals which made me waste my time and money.

I found it really hard to make my first dollar online.  I kept buying useless products and programs from “gurus” and get rich quick schemes and I never got anything out of them except wasting my money.

I really wanted an honest way to make money online and not any of the very low-quality and fake programs I already tried. Then one day, in January 2016, while still searching for ways to make money online, I stumbled on affiliate marketing.

I didn’t know anything about affiliate marketing back then, but on this platform that I had found, the members and the training from Wealthy Affiliate were very helpful and showed me the way to start something worthwhile online.

I had finally found my calling.

I closed my hardware repair shop, ditched my other web hosting company and never looked back.

Oh, and by the way, I finally found a way to make money online in the process!


Why would I use this method you ask?

Plain and simple: Because it’s NOT a JOB!

Do you really like what you do each day? Are you tired of waking up to an alarm each day, commuting to your job, and being part of the 9-5 rat race?

Most people go to work because they HAVE TO, not because they love to.  Would you like to change that?

If you are passionate about something, you could use that “passion” to start a new online business with Affiliate Marketing.

It is really that simple!


And here’s the best thing about Affiliate Marketing!

Not a salesman

Let me be very honest here.

I am NOT a salesman! I’ve never been good at it, so selling face to face and cold calling is really NOT my cup of tea.

Affiliate Marketing has made selling a lot easier for me because I can talk about something I really love to do, and in that same manner, I can help others realize their dreams too!

The thing you have to realize right now is that affiliate marketing is not about selling.

You really need to concentrate only on one thing:  Helping others!

When you help others, they become your fans, your audience and trust what you have to say.  Therefore, they will be back and looking for more “trusted” information that you provide and they will click on your affiliate links because of this “trust” that you have created over time.

When you master this concept, affiliate marketing becomes you helping others as a business model. 

As you go about your daily business and become better at it, you end up being an authority in the niche you have chosen and once you have achieved this notoriety, the sky is the limit.


Next up is the guide I promised you, that will help you go through the steps to take to be your own boss, build your successful business and become an online affiliate marketer.

So what is Affiliate Marketing?

Here’s how it works:

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The odds are that if you are reading this, you probably already know what affiliate marketing is. However, I want to be certain that you truly understand the concept with this e-book.

The very basic of affiliate marketing is the process of selling other people’s products, it’s like being a middleman, but in our case, online.

In other words, when you help someone or another company to make money, and you get a cut!

You DON’T have to sell anything if you don’t want to. You don’t need to own a product or service either.

The easiest way to start with affiliate marketing is to recommend someone else’s product(digital or physical) or service, send your target audience to the product with an affiliate link and everything after that is automated, and the end result is you get paid a commission for the sale!

QuestionWait! What? That’s it?

Basically yes!

We use affiliate marketing throughout our daily lives without even realizing it.

When you do a search online for a product that you are looking for, the search engine (let’s say Google) will come back with a ton of results.  The top results from your search have been analyzed by Google and they present you with the most useful results for your search.

So basically, the more helpful you are in your recommendation, the more people will see your website and of course you will make more sales.

But aren’t we are getting ahead of ourselves here?

If you are like me, you don’t like “the art of selling” and are not even good at it, well this business model will put you at ease, because your main goal here will be to help others, and while helping others you will be helping yourself.

The sale (or the affiliate sale) is just a by-product of you helping someone (your target audience) solve one of their problems or recommending some product that you have reviewed and placed on your website.

Let’s see how we can make this work.

The Basics

OK, this all looks good but HOW do I do this you ask?

There are many many ways to make money online. When first starting out, people tend to catch the “shiny object syndrome” just like I did.  That is when you jump from one marketing idea to the next because of how attractive and lucrative it looks.  Then they end up never being able to build a successful business and just quit.

I was a victim of this syndrome myself for a long time, and after being scammed a few times and buying useless “systems and pieces of training” I almost gave up. But I kept going and I am grateful today that I was persistent and continued my journey since I am now successful with my online business.

An online business requires to be treated like a real business and not just a hobby or a side project.  Yes, you can start an online business as a “side hustle”, but you will need the mindset that this side hustle will eventually become your “main hustle”.  That way you are committed to your success and will become successful eventually!

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I want to make one thing clear right now:

Affiliate Marketing is NOT a “get rich quick” thing.

Maybe you were led to believe by other “programs” out there that their system does everything on auto-pilot and you just sit back and watch the money flow in. Well, if it were the case, everybody would be doing it.  Even if they say that they are letting you in on a “secret method”, these are just sales tactics and I have seen them over and over.

So let me be crystal clear here. I am not promising you that you will make money within a certain amount of time. The time it will take you to make money online is directly proportional to the effort you will give to your online business.  You will have to be patient.  You will not make money on your first days, weeks or even months.

But it will happen!  And the potential for earning money while you sleep is real!

Here’s what you have to realize:  according to Statista’s website, the internet has over 4.3 billion users as of January 2019, that’s over half of the world’s population!!

Global Digital Population 2019

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/617136/digital-population-worldwide

So “the market” is phenomenal!

It’s not just your local area population like a regular brick and mortar business! Just think about it for a minute: 4.3 BILLION!!!

You just need to tap into a very small percentage of this market to get your share.

But you need to stick to it, especially when you are starting out!

An online business takes time to build and you must put in the effort and persistence for it to be lucrative. When you first start out it seems like nothing is happening, nothing is working and the “BOOM” it happens!  Your articles start to rank on the search engines, and eventually, the traffic generated from these efforts will convert into sales.  But it will NOT happen overnight!

Forget about all the obscure and get rich quick products out there that promise you to get rich in a week by doing little or no work.

All they want is your credit card number so that they can scam you out of your hard-earned money.

You can check the Blog section on my website for a ton of in-depth reviews of some of those programs.

Now that we have established that the market is huge, in fact, it’s more than huge if you can really grasp the size of the market and that you have the perception that this method will take time and effort in order to succeed, then you are ready to get a brief overlook of what Affiliate Marketing is.

Here are the 4 steps needed to create a successful Affiliate Marketing Business.


The 4-step method

Step 1 – Choose your interest (Your Niche)

Choose your Niche

The first thing we must establish is that you have to know WHAT you are going to sell or promote.  This is called a Niche.  In marketing terms, it’s “a distinct segment of a market”.  Don’t get scared by the marketing jargon here.  Your Niche should not scare you! It should bring you excitement.

Try these steps first:

Identify your interest and passion.

This “Niche” can and should be something that you are passionate about, something that you know the ins and outs.  It can be almost anything you can think of, but don’t base your choice on the earning potential only, think of how you could help people in that market.

You want a subject that you will be motivated to talk about and you should have a good knowledge of, or at least that you can easily research and learn about it.

You should also pick an evergreen niche! An evergreen niche is an opportunity with an everlasting appeal. It’s not a seasonal trend or gimmick to attract customers. It sells products or services that people desire and are actively searching for answers to their problems.  A few good examples are “How to lose weight”, “How to build muscle” and “How to find the perfect mate”.  These are all examples of markets that will always have someone looking to solve their problems, therefore, they have the potential to get people to buy “stuff” that you promote on your website.

Identify the problems and issues that you can solve within your niche

With the subjects that you have listed in the previous step, try and find what issues and/or problems that your potential customers are experiencing and determine whether or not you can solve them.  Who are they and what are they looking for.

Put yourself in their shoes and try to think as they do, this will make it easier to find what kind of problem-solving article or video you will direct them to.

Make a Plan!

Most people fail in general because they fail to have a proper plan.  A solid “evergreen” plan will keep you going for Plan

months and months ahead.  By evergreen, this time I mean constantly being revised and evolving as you go ahead in your business.

You should really sit down and think about how you are going to help your target audience.

They are your bread and butter.  They will make you or break you, so you must treat them well.

Helping them in any way you can, will make you an “authority” in your Niche, and that is exactly where you want to be.  You must think like them, be in their shoes. Really, it’s just like being two steps ahead of them and knowing what they are looking for before they do so that when they are looking for something, you have the answer.

This is also where you are going to decide your “brand”.  The name of your website that will become the authority you want it to be!

Be very careful when choosing your niche.

The quality of your website will be reflected by the passion and experience you demonstrate in your articles, so choose a subject that will be easy for you to create quality content. You have to realize that there isn’t necessarily a perfect process for finding a niche

You’ll want to do your research, especially how much competition there is within the niche.  Competition isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it actually shows that your niche is profitable.  Check out your competitor’s websites.  How can you stand out and differentiate your website from them?

Whether you choose a very competitive niche like “losing weight” or “make money online”, or a smaller, less competitive niche like gardening, the more you know and the more passionate you are about it, the better the results you will get.  There is always potential, no matter how much competition there is out there. Think about how big the market is!

Once you have determined these strategies to become an authority in your niche, then you should be ready to start your money-making website.

Step 2 – The website

Once you have chosen your niche and made yourself a solid plan, its time to get yourself out there.

Your website is the foundation of your business.  It’s where everything comes together, and where you ultimately attract your customers and make money.

Website

I know that you are now thinking:

But I have no clue how to build a website, and I don’t know computer programming and coding!

Let me reassure you that building a website nowadays is not what it used to. It’s more like opening a Facebook or Twitter account and editing a word document.  It has become that simple.  You don’t need to learn any programming.  It has become so easy, that once you get the hang of it, it will be just like using your word processing software.

Choosing a Domain Name

This is a very important step.  This domain name will become your “brand”, and by that, I mean that once you get noticed and known by your customers, they will look you up for more of the quality content you provide them. It should represent what you are going to do with your website.  This is not necessary, but it will help people remember you and know what your website is about.

This step can be a little more confusing than you think when you get to the actual “choosing the name” part.  There are millions and millions of websites and all of them have a unique URL (URL is the abbreviation of “Uniform Resource Locator” and is defined as the address of documents and other resources on the Internet), so yours will have to be unique also.

One thing I would make certain is that you get a “.com” just because it’s been around for as long as the Internet has and it’s easier to remember.  Your domain should also have the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection (https://). Besides providing security and data integrity for both your website and your users and customers personal information, https is also a requirement for many new browser features.

Setup your own website

This part was my favorite when I first started out.  I got to create an actual presence on the Internet of my own!  I still remember how happy I felt!  But this part is not to be done without proper planning either.  There are many factors that can make you a winner here or they can kill your business if you have a website that does not respond to your potential customers the way they want.

It’s a very vital stage of your online business.

I strongly suggest that you use WordPress to build your website. It’s the most popular content management system today. It’s very easy to learn and once you get the hang of it, anyone can use it effectively. You won’t have to learn any coding and its functionalities are easy to understand. It comes with a lot of themes, tools and plugins, that aids in making a beautiful website.

The research and creation of high-quality content

Once you have established your online presence with your WordPress website, then you must add “Content” to it so that people visiting your website get to appreciate what you have to offer them.

Research your niche and make yourself a detailed list of potential articles that you are going to talk about on your website.  Go back to your plan and figure out exactly what you are going to write about and start writing.

There is a saying in affiliate marketing that goes like this: “Content is KING”.  And this is very true.

But not just any content!  You need to post high-quality content on your website. Good high-quality content is what will help you in the next step of your online business journey.

It’s what Google and other search engines look for! And it’s what will help you rank on the first pages od those search engines!

Here are some of the things to keep in mind when creating high-quality content:

  • Help your audience with the problem/issue that they have.  Frequently, people will use search engines to resolve an issue or to search for a review of some kind.  This is where you come in with your solution, and by doing so, you will eventually “rank” on the front pages of the search engines.
  • Using images or other forms of media will be very beneficial if not obligated.  People tend to be a lot more visual than text driven.
  • Proper grammar and spelling are also important.  You will appear professional and will project an image of someone who knows what he/she is talking about.  For instance, Grammarly is an excellent tool to keep you from making non-intentional mistakes.
  • Enable “Comments” to engage your audience in what you are saying.  And search engines love it!

Step 3 – Get traffic (customers) to your website

Traffic

This is a crucial and VERY IMPORTANT part of the whole process.  Without traffic, you can have the fanciest, prettiest website on the planet, if you don’t have traffic, you don’t have an online business.

Once you have built your website for a while and created quality content, you need to get people to come and see it and ultimately click on one of your affiliate links and buy the product that you are recommending.

This will only happen when your website starts to gain authority and appear on the first pages of the search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.  It’s what we call in affiliate marketing jargon “ranking”.

To get your website to “rank” on the first page of the search engines, you will need some guidance at first.

Affiliate marketers all do something called SEO – which is an acronym for “Search Engine Optimization”.  With SEO you should be able to rank well on search engines and create FREE traffic to your website.

On Page SEO

What you write on your website is very important when it comes to ranking high on the SERP (Search Engine Result Page).  In order to get to the first page of the search engines, you need to use keywords. These keywords are what your potential customers are searching for, so you have to include these keywords in your content so that when they do their research, your website comes up as a solution to their query.  There a number of tools that will make this keyword search a lot easier.  My preferred tool for keyword research is Jaaxy.  Neil Patel also has a very decent free tool called ubersuggest.

SEO itself cannot be explained in a few sentences and it would require a whole article by itself, so we will not get into the details here. However, user-friendliness and helpful content is the core of SEO.

There are numerous tools and websites that are dedicated to SEO and you should study it very thoroughly in order to master the concept.  Your goal here is to attract visitors to whatever you are promoting without spending any money using the SEO methods.

In summary, your aim is to have a website that is full of helpful content and has been optimized for SEO.  It should also be fast-loading (meaning that it should not take more than a second or two to come up on the screen) and something else very important nowadays, it should also be mobile-friendly!

Paid Traffic

You can get traffic the “free” SEO way or there is also the possibility to buy traffic and send it to your website.  The paid traffic method is also known as Direct response traffic.  The goal here is to make a profit from the ads that you pay for.

Google Ads and Bing Ads are the most common and popular examples of PPC (pay-per-click) traffic.  You also have Solo ads which are email traffic selling businesses and Social media ads like Facebook Ads and Instagram Ads. These are very effective ways to drive targeted traffic to your website.  When done properly, the profit from these methods can be very rewarding! Here are at least the definitions of the terms I have used here.

  • Google Ads is an online advertising platform developed by Google.  You pay Google to have your ad displayed in the SERP, usually on top of page one, determined by the keyword(s) you have chosen.
  • Bing Ads is pretty much the same as Google ads but was developed by Microsoft and it displays your ad on the Bing search engine.
  • PPC stands for pay-per-click.  You pay a fee each time someone clicks on your ad.  It is a very popular way of buying traffic to your website.
  • Solo Ads are purchased from someone who has a huge email list.  They allow you to send out your email to their database of subscribers and they will charge you an upfront pay-per-click fee, meaning that every time someone opens the email and clicks on the link to your offer.
  • Social Media ads are purchased from a social media platform and are displayed in them.

However, you will need a hefty budget and a sales funnel and “squeeze page” to send your traffic to.  This method is a little more advanced and I would not recommend starting with this if you are new to the whole concept.

Like SEO, paid traffic cannot be explained in a few sentences.  There are many factors to consider when using paid traffic.

Like I mentioned, in order to make it worthwhile, you don’t send traffic to a “regular” website.  You will need a sales page and/or a squeeze page and an email autoresponder.

  • A sales page usually contains a long description of the product/service, testimonials and a number of CTA (Call to Action) triggers that lead to another page.  In turn, this other page leads the user directly to purchase the product/service or to sign up.  It is used to guide the customer through a “shorter” version of the sales funnel so as to generate trust. These kinds of pages usually don’t have any affiliate links and/or menus that would lead the visitor away from this page, there are however some exceptions.
  • The squeeze page is created for the sole purpose of the users to share their email address in an “opt-in” database that is managed by an email autoresponder. Like the sales page, it does not contain any links or menus that would take away the user from entering their email address.  However, the squeeze page is usually short and offers the user some sort of free offering if they give out their email addresses.

A sales page is used for promoting specific product/service by taking users through a shorter version of a sales funnel.  The users that have come this far are usually ready to buy.

A squeeze page is a marketing page that offers its users free gifts and bonuses to entice them to share their emails so that you can get back to them with your offer later.

An email autoresponder is a service (usually paid, but there are free options) which allows you to automatically send out emails to the list of potential customers you have gathered using your sales funnel.

A sales funnel is the “system”. It includes the landing pages (the sales pages), the squeeze pages, and the email autoresponder in order to turn the visitors into customers.

Which one should you use?  All of the above.

You will find some “funnel builders” that promote the funnel only option, that is without a website.  I personally don’t like that approach.  I have had some experiences in the past where I went through the sales funnel and ended up clicking the X to close instead of buying for the simple reason that I could not find more information about it since there was no website to fall back on.

Please keep in mind that the sales funnel doesn’t have to be used with the paid traffic option.  It can also be a very efficient way of sending your users to your offer(s) using the free SEO method.

In summary

Traffic is the lifeblood of your online business.  It determines if you make money or not.  One thing you have to realize is that you will not get “organic” or free traffic to your website right away.  You will have to be patient and produce a ton of content before Google even acknowledges your efforts by ranking your articles on their page one.  But the most common thing I have seen with beginners is that they get all excited and work away for a few weeks (even a few months) and they don’t see any results.  So they quit.

DON’T QUIT! Plant all your seeds, they will germinate!  Let me tell you that it’s not easy!  You will have to be very determined and keep your end goal in mind, it’s the only way you will make it in this online business.

Step 4 – Sell your product and make money

Make Money Online

Once your website starts to get traffic, either organically (the free SEO method) or by using the paid method, and you become an authority within your niche, people will want your opinion and eventually will trust you and will not hesitate to buy the products or services you recommend.  This is where you start making real money.

There are many ways to make money online, and these methods are probably the most common:

  • Affiliate programs
  • Advertising programs (like Google Adsense)
  • Email Marketing
  • Selling Amazon products
  • Creating your own product and selling it using Affiliate Marketing

Basically, if you share what you know in a manner that is viewed by your audience (target customers) as helpful and of quality, you will become successful.

Passive income is the ultimate goal of this business model to become financially independent. However, the reality is that it could take months (in some cases even years) in order to achieve success.

You have to be consistent and have faith in yourself!  Faith is another word for persistence. If you want it bad enough you will be able to get there.  Don’t let anyone else tell you what you can and can’t do!  You can achieve anything you set your heart and soul on!  The only limitation you have are those you place on yourself!

Do you know what is the greatest thing about this method? Once you have created your content and the traffic is flowing to your website, it will be working for your 24/7, and people will be visiting and purchasing from it at any time and from anywhere on the planet. You will even be making money while you sleep! No brick and mortar business can do that.


Briefly, these 2 pictures tell the whole story:

Choose an Interest

How does Affiliate Marketing work?


One last thing

Although you may not be selling anything of your own creation, you will have to create your own brand.  By this, I mean that you will have to make a name for yourself as an affiliate marketer, which will distinguish you from others that are doing the same

There you have it, folks.  I have written a “summary” of what I have learned throughout the years I have been doing affiliate marketing.

If you are still reading, by now you must be saying:

“OK, but how am I going to do all of this??? I am not a writer, an SEO expert or a computer programmer”

Back in January of 2016, I was asking myself the same question.  Especially the writing part!

If you understood the basics of what I showed you so far, you too CAN learn to do this.

It’s a lot easier than you would think.

You will need training of course, but once you have gone through the 4-step method in great details, you will also become an expert in your niche.

The platform I used back in 2016, and still use today, and the one I personally recommend is

Wealthy Affiliate

This is the best and most advanced training platform on the Internet to learn how to make money online using affiliate marketing.

They will provide you with the 4-step method I have summarized in this e-book in a very well laid out video and text, step-by-step format.  You will be lead to perform tasks with each lesson that will build your online business in the process.

First and foremost, you can become a member right now for FREENo Credit cards required at signup. No obligation.  No risk involved.

 

Money

OK so, how much money will I be able to make?

The million dollar question (Pun intended) you have right now is all about this I know!

How much money can I make using this method?

Well, it’s really up to YOU!

By following the exact steps that the training at Wealthy Affiliate will teach you will determine your earning potential.

It is directly related to the effort you put in! 

Some of the Wealthy Affiliate’s members are making six even seven-figure earnings doing exactly what is thought here at Wealthy Affiliate!

Here are some awesome examples:

Jerry Huang

 

 

This 21-year-old college drop-out just recently posted a blog post on Wealthy Affiliate’s blog showing proof of him making $100,000 in a week.

Click on this link and read his story:  Jerry’s 100K week

 

 

Eric Cantu

 

Eric is shown here with both owners of the platform, Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim at his second time to an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas.

This yearly conference is organized by Wealthy Affiliate and premium members that attain 300 sales within one year are invited to participate in

this week-long event.  Eric has posted a blog about his second time to the Wealthy Affiliate Vegas conference and you can read it by clicking on this link:  Wealthy Affiliate Free Trip to Vegas 2019 – An AWESOME Ride!

 

Eddy Salomon

 

 

Eddy has posted a blog in early 2019 explaining how his blogs earned him over $100K part-time in 2018!

You can read his testimony by clicking this link: $100K part-time in 2018

 

 

These are just 3 examples. There are literally thousands of other members that are doing what they love and at the same time creating the lifestyle they want, all because they joined Wealthy Affiliate and followed what they were taught.  Myself included!

Community

The point is, if you are going to succeed online, you will need all the help you can get, and with this platform, help is available 24/7 365 days per year.

And this help will be given by top-notch entrepreneurs and millionaires that are part of this wonderful community!

When you become a FREE member, you have access right away after signing up for the first part (10 free lessons) of a step-by-step,  5 modules (50 lessons), Online entrepreneur certification course.

When I found out about Wealthy Affiliate through another member, he was very helpful and guided me every step of the way and I started with the free membership that same day.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had finally found my online business home.  I quickly created my profile and jumped right in heads first. I’m still amazed today of all of the different aspects and advantages that are available on this platform.

One constant I have seen with Wealthy Affiliate is that they are constantly improving. They come out with updates and new features all the time!

Here is a preview of what you get:

The first 10 free lessons which are part of the Online Entrepreneur Certification, that you will get for free as a starter member, will get you to choose your niche, build your website and creating quality content. This is done with a checklist of things to do and videos to help your learning.  Here is an overview of the free courses:

Online certification

If you are not decided on a Niche yet, you also have access to the first 10 lessons of Bootcamp, which is “make money online” Niche, which guides you through all of the steps into building a website promoting Wealthy Affiliate. Here is an overview of the free courses:

Bootcamp

Web hosting (premium membership) at a very affordable price (less than $15 /year) for a .com/ .net/ .org etc.

But they will also give you, for FREE, 2 websites, that are yours to keep as long as you want.

These are NOT free trials.  They are actually working websites, hosted on SiteRubix (the Wealthy Affiliate sub-domain) and its all part of the FREE Starter membership.

And the Site Builder will enable you to create your own website in 30 seconds!!!

Site Rubix

Even if you don’t join the premium membership and continue as a free member (You can stay a free member for as long as you want), you can earn affiliate earnings while promoting Wealthy affiliate on your free website with your free membership.

Your first 7 days as a free member will get you full access to all of the “Premium members” features.

Here is a breakdown of the differences between a starter membership and a premium membership.

Wealthy Affiliate has an unsurpassed support community!!!

There are over 350,000 active members here and the community aspect of Wealthy Affiliate is unlike no other place on the web.

Members here are very friendly and very helpful.  You ask a question and get an answer within minutes by any member of the community that has the answer.

People are always willing to help out and discuss the many facets of affiliate marketing with each other and the communication tools are always busy with thousands of different threads of multiple subjects.

Premium membership is optional but provides access to everything WA has to offer.

Create Account

Live Chat (There are always members “live” and ready to answer your question right away or within a few seconds)

Live Chat

Your own blog within the platform

You can send a blog post or ask a question within your own profile that is sent to your followers for them to respond usually within minutes.

Profile

Private messaging to any member or directly to the actual owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

Private messaging

Site support for technical issues is available 24/7

Tech Support

Weekly live training, which is available for replay later.

Live Training

It’s entirely beginner friendly.

They take you step-by-step and help you build your website from the ground up, making sure you have a solid base to start with.

Why do I recommend Wealthy Affiliate?

Carson

Kyle

The owners, Kyle and Carson have created Wealthy Affiliate back in 2005 and have been doing it since then.  They are honest, caring, and are very active within the community helping and guiding members as often as it’s humanly possible.  They are in for the long run and they stand out from the rest when it comes to a training platform.

The training and the community are unsurpassed anywhere else on the internet.  They are continually improving every aspect, and there is always an update every so often that improves the quality of the member’s experience.

Here’s a really nice little video showing what Wealthy Affiliate is all about!

 

One other thing I did not mention already is this:

If you were to get everything that is included here at Wealthy Affiliate: the training, the websites, the hosting, domain names, Live events, Keyword tools, Premium Coaches, WordPress, and just about the whole platform, at different places, it would cost a heck of a lot more!

It just works!

There are thousands of members (including myself) that have been making very well for themselves here at

Wealthy Affiliate and are now living abundantly and financially free.

Click on the link below and accept my personal invitation to the best Affiliate Marketing platform on the planet!

Want to make real money online

I know by now you must have another thousand questions.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you have when you join me on Wealthy Affiliate,  look me up and send me a message.

My member name is DBlanchard.

 

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Disclaimer

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32 thoughts on “Work online from Home and make REAL money”

  1. Hello Denis. Thank you for putting together this clear simplified guide that is perfect for someone starting out like me. I have only been at it one month roughly.
    Explaining affiliate marketing with that personal touch was brilliant. Showing us that we are already using it made a difference to me.
    I have added your line: “how you are going to help your target audience” to my ‘do daily’ plan. It makes tons of sense.
    I enjoy simple and clear graphics and yours fits. I can see the point of it right off.
    Thanks for the clear well written format. We rookies often need that. I do anyways. I’ll be recommending your site to others who are interested in online work. Thanks again.

    • Hi Paul,

      I am “grateful” that you have found my article of value to your newly found passion (Affiliate marketing) and that I have made a difference in your daily plans.  

      I wish you success!

      Denis

  2. You have got an interesting website here, it gives me hope each time i read it.
    ”Get traffic (customers) to your website”. Truly if you got no traffic then you can’t talk of a website and that is the problem I am facing.
    I have a website but I’m still finding it hard to get traffic to my site. As far as ranking high in SEO, which I have already tried by getting powerful keywords on my site, it does not give the expected results yet. Is there any other recommendations you can give me?

    • Hi Akwi,

      Yes, it really gets down to the basic of getting traffic to your website.  There are a lot of ways to increase traffic to your website.  But my advice for you today is to increase the frequency of your posts, and create quality posts.  That is the base.  Once you have 20, 30, 40, 50 posts and more on your website, then I would suggest some other ways (Like I said there are tons of ways) to increase your traffic.  

      Another thing you can do right away is to share your website on Social Media like Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, and the rest… 

      But basically, the best way to increase your traffic is to research your keywords, post quality content and repeat as frequently as you can when you start.  The rest will come as your website gains authority.

      Hope this answers your question.

      Cheers

      Denis

  3. Affiliate marketing is my favorite way to make money from home! And it’s really not expensive compared to creating an offline business. One’s success depends on the consistency and the will to learn and create. Everyone has a passion for something, and everyone can put that passion into written words that can help other people. It’s really not that difficult to do affiliate marketing if you dedicate yourself to do it!

    • Hi,

      Yes! you have the right attitude to go forward my friend.  It is a lot of hard work, but once it gets going, the sky is the limit!
      Cheers
      Denis

  4. I’ve been a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate for just over a month now, and my experience has been tremendous! I say that despite the fact that I haven’t actually earned any money yet. Why do I say it? Because the training is absolutely outstanding, and the overall value is enhanced by including secure web-hosting for up to 25 domains, which is unheard of.

    My favorite things about Wealthy Affiliate are:

    1. The primary focus for driving traffic to your websites is on organic SEO tactics, NOT on paid advertising.

    2. The community is extremely helpful and quick to respond when help is needed.

    3. The things I’m learning can be applied to other projects that I have in mind, such as starting nonprofit organizations to help people in need.

    • Hi Josh,

      I’m “grateful” that you have found Wealthy Affiliate.  There is no other platform like it on the Internet.  The community here is unsurpassed and like you said very helpful.  One thing I recommend to every new member is to follow as much other members as you can.  That way, when you ask a question you get an answer very quickly because more people see you.  Also you can benefit from other members experience much more when you have a lot of followers.  I wish for you that your journey at WA is a real success!

      Cheers

      Denis

  5. Denis, Thanks for this well-written explanation, starting with the absolute basics of what Affiliate Marketing is, then into the step by step method of how it all happens. I’m so glad that you were upfront and honest about the fact that this isn’t a get rich quick scheme, so that there’s no confusion to somebody interested in signing up for Wealthy Affiliate. The video reiterated this in no uncertain terms, to remove any doubt. I have been in WA a little over a month, and as I’m sure you know…there is not a day that goes by that I don’t learn something. I’m forever Grateful to be a part of such an Awesome community where we prop each other up along the way!

    • Hi Shelley,

      I am “grateful” that you have found my post helpful.  It’s a great opportunity for everyone that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate community to be able to build a solid base and ultimately make money from their online business.  I wish you success and wealth!  🙂

      Cheers

      Denis

  6. Hey Denis,

    I like the way you explain in details about affiliate marketing and how it works in layman’s terms. And I have to give it to you about Wealthy Affiliate there. I think it’s hard to believe for most people (myself included) that there can be such a throughout and dedicated space to learn online marketing with a supportive and allround awesome community. Then there is WA.

    As a member for more than 2 years, it’s majorly thanks to WA that I was able to become a full time online marketer as of May 2017. 🙂 I just can’t help to be super grateful for them!

    Cheers,
    Anh

    • Hi Anh,

      Like you I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for more than 2 years and I find myself learning something new almost daily here.  The big difference for me right now is how much easier it gets to pursue your path to a successful business when you really use all of the tools and training here.  

      When I first started, I had no clue whatsoever of what I was doing, but as I grew as an active member, I quickly learned that the more you know, the more you need to learn.  

      There is always something else that hasn’t been touched, some new trick that some member has, and shares with the rest of us.  It is truly a very powerful and helpful community for affiliate marketing.

      I am also super “grateful” that I have found this platform.

      I wish you success and wealth my friend.

      Denis 

  7. The part that really draws me to the Wealthy Affiliate platform, is the fact that the owners are taking an active interest into their business.

    You do not see this very often in other online business opportunities.You also mentioned that they are constantly upgrading things at WA.This tells me that they are keeping themselves up to date on the latest trends.

    A free trial and 2 websites that they give away. It sounds really awesome.

    • Hi Roopesh,

      Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is constantly upgrading and there is a new upgrade coming soon.  Now is the time for you to jump in my friend.  Just follow this link and you will have your FREE account set up in a few minutes.

      Thanks for stopping by and see you on “the other side” 🙂

  8. Hi, Denis. Thanks for the informative and comprehensive review of affiliate marketing and the Wealthy Affiliate training program. To be honest, I’ve been looking at a couple of other websites that advertise training in affiliate marketing, but each one lacks something that Wealthy Affiliate provides. From what I’ve seen, it appears to be the best.

  9. Hello there,

    I see there is a way you to build a website in minutes without having to code or need any computer programming.

    I feel very excited by this because I tried building a website a few years ago and I was discouraged because I couldn’t due to lack of coding skills.

    One question though, do I get to keep the website I will build entirely or will it be like a rented one which I don’t have any authority over?

    • Hi Dave,

      Yes!  You get to keep your website once it’s created through Siterubix.  It is yours for Free for as long as you want.  If you decide to go premium, then you can  transfer it to a .com or .net or any other kid of suffix you want, or just leave it as is.

      Great Question!

      Denis

  10. Hi Denis! Your guide is great for newbies in the field of internet marketing. I have been working on Wealthy Affiliate for more than a year.
    Still I found a lot of value in your post as you added your personal experience and point of view. Your review is unique because it really indicates that you have experience with the product, and you are not writing just to promote it, but it was of real value to you.
    And as you mentioned on your post the goal of a website is to help people, to provide useful information to them. This is the reason why some websites have more clicks and others don’t.
    I really liked the fact that you have used screenshots from the training, this really helps readers have a clearer view of the product. Your post is overall helpful for newbies and shows them the exact way on how to get started.
    Thank you for this post. It’s great to know that your post will help more and more people to join the lifestyle of an internet entrepreneur by following this great program. I am glad that I was introduced to this article more than a year ago, my life would have been different without it.

    • Hey Dreamgirl 🙂

      I am so happy and “grateful” that you have benefited from my article.  Your comment is really encouraging and I am eager to continue helping people when I read a positive comment like yours!

      I wish you success and wealth!

      Denis

  11. What an excellent article and I agree with you that Affiliate Marketing is definitely the way to go in order to work online from home and make real money. Creating content can be a fun thing to do as you get to showcase your knowledge of a particular niche. How often do you recommend that one should post content on a website?

    • Hi Brian,

      Thanks for you compliment and comment.  There is no absolute number when it comes to writing a post on a website.  I could say that you should write as often as you can!  If you can post daily, when then all the better.  The more you post quality content, the more you become an authority in your niche and therefore, the search engines start to recognize your website and you start ranking better and better.

      I hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction 🙂  If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact me here on the comment section or by email at admin@gratefulaffiliate.com

      I wish you success!

      Denis

  12. Oh how  I loved reading your story and also learning how Wealthy Affiliate has changed your life for the better.

    Being a member myself, I can’t say enough good things about it.

    They have amazing training! Making even a complete beginner at ease on how to set up a website, find products and promote them online.

    I highly urge anyone looking to make some extra money online, to check them out.

    • Hi Michael!

      I totally agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is a unique place.  I have tried so many other programs in the past and it’s not until I found Wealthy Affiliate that I was able to start my online business on the right foot, with the right training, tools and support.  They teach you the right way to do it!

      Thanks for stopping by and confirming my honest opinion on Wealthy Affiliate!

      I wish you much success in your online business my friend!

      Denis

  13. Hey i really enjoyed this article, it was very well written. It almost seems like a pitch from one of them rich guys trying to get all of our money LOL. It was very well put together.  Affiliate marketing is easy to learn and you get better at it as you go along and take action daily! I am glad I started and I don’t plan on quitting!

    • You and me both Justin!

      I also have found what I have been looking for all along with Wealthy Affiliate and affiliate marketing, and I don’t plan on quitting either.  I am actually scaling things up right now and the results are amazing!  It’s pretty simple actually!  The more you put in, the more you get out of it!

      Thanks for your comment and I wish you a ton of success my friend!

      Denis

  14. Hello there Denis,

    I have been looking for a legit way to make money online and I am very happy I stumbled upon your website.

    This deal with Wealthy Affiliate seems great and I am sure it should work for me. I have gone ahead and opened my account there. I’ll be going through the 7 days free trial and I will make up my mind. Thanks

    • Hi Dave,

      I am grateful that you have found Wealthy Affiliate!  You have made a wise decision by joining with us, you will NOT regret it!  Take your time and look around, you will find that this platform is like no other!  I also want to say that you can reach out to me anytime by going on to my profile:  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dblanchard… or simply by sending me a private message!

      Welcome!

  15. Dennis,

    Tons of information all in one place was mind blowing.
    You have the best on line tools available in one location and this is great.
    Traffic is a component that everyone has problems with but I feel this comes with time and age of your site. I know I am new to the internet marketing business and nothing happens over night.
    People need to realize no matter what they do in life there is no magical systems out there that you can buy for $99 push the button and money comes flowing in it all takes work and hard work.

    Susan

    • Hi Susan,

      You are absolutely right about traffic and the magical systems.  Nothing happens overnight.  Even if a lot of low quality programs promote the fact that there are shortcuts, and that you can make boatloads of money overnight, it’s really not the case. 

      It simply does not exist. 

      The promoters of these programs are the ones making money and people who buys them are the ones loosing.

      The thing is we are all guilty of wanting everything right away, and the same goes for making money online. 

      But in order to succeed in this business, like any other business as a matter of fact, you have to be willing to take action and put in the effort.  It will NOT happen overnight, but in time, and with constant effort, it does happen!

      A really great place to start is with Wealthy Affiliate.  They will show you everything you need to succeed and how to make money online!  

      Thanks for dropping by!

      I wish you success!

      Denis

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