A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 – My Honest Opinion

Hey everyone, just wanted to start this review with the fact I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since September 2016. My original review was completed after about a month with the community and there have been major changes both with me and WA. So, what I wanted to do was complete another review of this awesome platform that took me from a newbie in Affiliate Marketing to someone who is helping others start their own business and success story.

Let’s get into the review…

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Let’s start with the people behind Wealthy Affiliate, two guys by the name of Kyle and Carson. Anyone who joins WA gets to know these two very well, they started WA in 2002 as a platform to help others with all the tools and support required to become successful using the internet. Continue reading “A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 – My Honest Opinion”

5 Qualities for Affiliate Marketing Online

5 Qualities for Affiliate Marketing Online

Affiliate Marketing, or Internet Marketing is a great opportunity to start earning money online and the premise is very simple. The problem with that is that people then assume it is easy and they will make money straightaway with little effort.  Having this attitude can lead to you becoming disheartened and giving up, or not bothering.

However, if you keep the 5 qualities for affiliate marketing online in mind you can be very successful at affiliate marketing. But let’s start with what affiliate marketing is…

What is Affiliate Marketing?

The simple explanation for affiliate marketing is a process to sell someone else’s product or service online and earning a commission. There are many affiliate programs out there, with Amazon being one that most people will know and being the biggest marketplace online is a great partner for being successful.

You then build a niche website, writing articles and product reviews that link to these products in Amazon.  If they go on to buy the product, you have just earned a commission.

Your niche can be on any subject, but preferably a subject you will want to keep on writing about and hopefully know lots about.

For example, a photographer might have a website showing people how to use a dslr type camera, all the different functions and capturing different types of photography.  That builds trust.  He then teams it with reviews of different dslr type cameras, or lenses, etc.  His readers would follow these links as he has recommended them and he earns commission from them.

There are many factors or qualities that are needed to become successful and start earning thousands a month.  Many affiliate marketers or display these qualities are earning on a regular basis.

Let’s go through the 5 qualities for affiliate marketing online success Continue reading “5 Qualities for Affiliate Marketing Online”

What’s the Best Affiliate Marketing Course

There are courses out there to teach you the basics of Affiliate Marketing and there are courses that will lead you to a very successful career within the Affiliate Marketing industry.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing allows you to sell someone else’s product and receive commission for that sale. That’s as simple as it is, really.

People are fairly cautious about buying things that they don’t know much about, so they tend to do a bit of research rather than just buying something.  They check out reviews, if they like what they see and follow an ‘affiliate link’ and purchase it from, let’s say Amazon.  They pay for the product.  But as a thank you from both the owner and Amazon, they pay you a commission for that sale, typically 5%. So, if you have been reviewing Smart TVs, and that TV cost £499 – you’ve just made £24.95.

The benefit Amazon gets is that you have introduced them to a new buyer, or will become more loyal.  The benefit to the product owner is, especially if they are new or a small business will get more business, therefore growing their business.  Everybody wins.

There are many benefits to Affiliate Marketing and with more people online than ever, it is a great time to get started in Affiliate Marketing.

So, what do you need to know… Continue reading “What’s the Best Affiliate Marketing Course”

Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate or Internet Marketing is a great way of earning money, if you would to understand the basics of affiliate marketing, click here .  The main reason that causes people to fail is some simple mistakes and a lot around your mind-set.  This post will describe the 4 mistakes I believe are the main cause for people becoming discouraged and stopping before the money can start rolling in…

I also detail the reason why I have persevered with my online business and started seeing the results, this is down to having the right support network.  Click here to learn more…

  1. Having a Low Quality Website with duplicate content

Think of a website being the front window of your store, if it is set up right with products or information that a passer-by might be interested in they are more likely to come and have a look around and then buy something from you.   Now imagine if your website was poorly designed, or has no relevance to what the viewer was after they will quickly move on from your website.  no viewer, no sale.

Your website means everything to your business, so make sure you pick the right design, the right hosting for your content.  (Learn more about our free recommended provider here)

The search engines will also penalise you for duplicate content, that is where some of the scams try and tell you they can have a system that runs itself and you can sit back and earn money.  How??  The content they give you is someone else’s content.  The search engines know this by reviewing your site and your website doesn’t rank.  If you cannot get your site ranked, you are on to a loser already.

  1. The Relevance of your Content

Have you ever done a search on how to do something in Google?  Then when you click on the site that comes up, but when you look at the site it doesn’t answer the question you wanted answer.  How frustrating is that??

That is why your site needs to be totally relevant to the audience you are targeting.  For example, if you have a site about dog walker accessories (yes, it is a niche), you need to stay very relevant to what that audience would want.  They want to know what you think about the best accessories and have items on your site about this.  They aren’t coming to you to see cat toys, or dog medicinal products.  Strange as it sounds, keep totally relevant to the niche.

The other thing that you need to consider is your website cannot be one big sales pitch, imagine when a sales person comes to your door, how off-putting is it, even if you are interested in the product.  They have normally done the search to get help about something or find out information before buying something.

If you are helpful and highly relevant, they will start to trust you.  Once they trust you they are more likely to follow your subtle sales pitches.

  1. Keeping Your Content Fresh

Like I said, you need to remain relevant and things are always changing, you need to keep your site as up to date as you can with the latest news, trends, products in your niche.  Someone who uses your site for information wants to get your thoughts on the latest thing, but they check your website and you haven’t reviewed it and then they find your website’s content is a bit old.  That trust starts to erode.

So, you will need to know how to keep up to date with your chosen subject (niche).  Whether that be magazine subscriptions, google alerts, or buying products to review them.  If you can start earning from your website, this becomes very viable.

  1. Our Expectations

If you want to earn money online, first thing you need to know there is no genuine “get rich quick” scheme.  Believe me, I have tried to look.

There is a lot of work required to get your website current, relevant, ranked, etc. The problem is, people get disillusioned if they do not start earning from this business type very quickly. it can take weeks or possibly months.

But if you think about it as a business, you wouldn’t normally make money if you started a normal offline business straightaway.  You would have in your business plan a time where you would expect to break even.

We need to treat this business venture as one.

Having the mind-set that this is a business, that will require massive amounts of time and effort with your thoughts always on the fact there is a person that will read your content.  The effort will be rewarded with sales down the line.  There will be a point where a full time salary can be achieved, if you persevere.

Now the problem can come from you have found a website that promises you money will come very quickly if you sign up to a membership that typically, in this industry, will be $97 just to sign up, then find lots of hidden charges.

Now, I am sorry but with no guarantee, I am not paying that kind of money without any information of how it works and the timescales.

Become a Wealthy Affiliate

However, I learned everything I need to know about getting a niche website up and running and making money, but with honest answers about expectations. Complete with a FREE WEBSITE without spending a penny.  They also have a community of thousands of other affiliate marketers who can help you with comments on your website to get your trust levels up and answer all of your questions that you may have.

If you want to become a WEALTHY AFFILIATE and learn everything you need to know about affiliate marketing with free support from myself and the community, find out more here.

I have been a member for over a year now (Check out my profile here)and they have helped me learn enough for me to start helping new people get online with genuine results.  If you feel it is time to get online and start earning money with no pressure, sign up for a free Starter Membership here.

If you have any further questions about affiliate marketing or wealthy affiliate, please leave a comment below.  thanks

John

Learn Affiliate Marketing and Start Earning Online

There are a number of ways of earning money online with affiliate marketing, Amazon Associates, eBay Partners, Click Bank, to name a few. They all have a number of tutorials and how to guides but don’t really take you through effectively how you could earn a salary from them from start to finish.  This can lead to people not believing that it is an effective way of leaving their day job behind.

That’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in.  Not only do they have a number of resources to get you started online – a free website, a catalogue of step by step guides to getting this website online and making money through affiliate marketing.  But they also have their own affiliate program so you can earn money through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate as well.  With enough referrals they could be flying you out to Las Vegas, check out the bonus I mention further down…

In this post, I will be describing the basics of what Affiliate Marketing is, how Wealthy Affiliate can help you get started and believe in yourself, but also going through how Wealthy Affiliate rewards you for promoting their platform.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

In its simplest form, it is where you promote a product or service online, for an example you have a website reviewing led televisions.  You have an Amazon Associates account.  Someone visits your site, likes your review and ends up clicking on your affiliate link and buys that TV.  As a thank you for amazon getting the sale, you get a % of the sale.  So, if the % was 4% (typical of amazon) and the TV was £1000, you have just earned £40.

You could do this with any niche website with a number of affiliate programs, so you could have a number from eBay or Amazon, whilst promoting relevant adverts on your site with Click Bank, etc.

They all tend of differing degrees of commission rates.  But Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile with their commission rates.

Why Wealthy Affiliate?

First of all, to earn from affiliate marketing you need a website.  which in some instances you have to pay for or get a free one that doesn’t really have all the abilities you need.  You also need to know how to employ these affiliate programs onto the website.

The reason I suggest Wealthy Affiliate is they have all the training materials you need to get started – this is called the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, they give you 2 free websites as a starter member and their commission rates for promoting WA is by far the highest on the net.

Let’s break that down

Training Materials – The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course has 5 levels that take you from creating a free website, getting it up and running, and takes you through how to get it ranked online in the search engines, to then make money through affiliate programs. The outline of the first course is below, with the benefits outlined too.

Wealthy Affiliate also offers the best support networks out there with live chat with the community, help and support from the owners Kyle & Carson, weekly webinars on different subjects all aimed at making you a better affiliate marketer.

Free Websites – There is nothing worse than signing up for a subscription to find it isn’t what you thought or expected and your money is now down the drain and you cannot get out of the subscription?? Right?

Wealthy Affiliate offer all starter members 2 free websites, no catch.  They operate on WA’s own server SiteRubix. You will have full access to the WordPress back office and no time limit.  Further down the line if you want to increase the number of sites the premium membership is there, which offers 25 full domains and 25 sub domains but this is never forced on you.  It is there as a natural growth stage.

OK, at this point, we could be learning from Wealthy Affiliate and have 2 free websites.  This is when Wealthy Affiliate takes a step beyond.  Even as a free starter member of WA, you could earn commission by promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

As a Starter Member, the commission rates are as below:

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $4.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $11.25 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $87.50 each year they stay a member.

That’s right, it is totally possible to stay a free member and earn that kind of money on a monthly basis.

As a Premium Member, the commission rates are DOUBLE:

If they set up their initial account, you earn $1 credit, if they purchase a domain $1 recurring.

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $8.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $23.50 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $175 each year they stay a member.

Current Statistics show 1 in 8 premium members upgrade to yearly as it is more cost effective and it shows the belief they have in Wealthy Affiliate and their platform.  12% of all free members end up going premium.

These commissions are all lifetime, so the person who recommended WA to me will receive the commissions for as long as I am a member.  This could be the same for you.  They also have lifetime cookies, so if someone has a look and isn’t sure but comes back and ends up signing up with WA, you will still receive the commission and the recognition.

The Absolute Bonus – Las Vegas

Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile to congratulate those who become promoters of WA.  If you get 300 referrals in a given year, they will fly you to Las Vegas to take part in a Super Affiliate conference.  They fly you out there, you stay in a really nice hotel and spend time with Kyle & Carson the owners of Wealthy Affiliate and they will share their knowledge with you on how to take your site to the next level.

The ultimate dream for people is to work for themselves without having a job to go to, this could be it and imagine flying out to Vegas.  Check out this post about last year’s conference.

So, there we go.  There are a number of affiliate programs out there for any type of niche, but using a platform where they teach you so much and also have a community who will help you with getting comments on your site to improve the trust factor, give you honest feedback on your website to improve and have an awesome affiliate program included is a great place to start.

If you would like to try Wealthy Affiliate for free, then follow this link and start your online business today

If you have any experience with Wealthy Affiliate or have a question that you want answered, please leave it below and I will respond shortly.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and hopefully catch up with you soon in the Wealthy Affiliate community.

John

Be The Boss Network Review

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 Be the Boss Network 

Overall Ranking: 

Price: Free

Owners: Responsive Data LLC

Website: www.BeTheBossNetwork.com

INTRODUCTION

There are plenty of opportunities for a home-based business when you start looking online. So, what is the Be the Boss Network?  It is a directory showcasing them. Whilst I wouldn’t say it is a scam, I would not recommend it, especially for newbies, in this Be the Boss Network review I will go into why.

WHO IT IS FOR

It is a directory of opportunities and is aimed at anyone who is looking for an opportunity to earn money online. The problem is the high number of Multi-Layer Marketing (MLM) opportunities on there, the sales talk is good (they are in marketing, so it would be), so newbies might be interested in the offer and pay out a lot of a money on a model that sounds great, but is very unlikely to make you any money.  It is said only 1% of people make money from MLM opportunities.

What is Multi-Layer Marketing (MLM)?

Let’s just be clear on what is MLM is. MLM is where you earn commissions of the sales you make, and any sales from people you introduce to the selling of it. That is where the multi-layer comes into it.

Not all of them are real opportunities to earn a genuine living from them. Some of the real ones, you will have probably heard off such as Avon, Tupperware, etc. But the reason this are more realistic is because you are selling a product and not selling a platform or sales.

The big reason they are hard to earn any money from is because most of the products are high-priced. Then you have a high start-up cost and the less lucrative ones have a focus on recruiting sales people rather than the product.

Like I said before, only 1% of people are making money from an MLM opportunity.

They are very similar to pyramid schemes, where you pay to be in a higher tier with more expensive products to sell with higher commission. Which means you can end up paying a lot of money out to get the new product out, it just seems like a way to lose money, not make any.

The biggest advice I can give is that you must research any online business opportunity before handing over any money. If it is a scam, they will have you details and your credit card details.

Want a genuine home-based business opportunity, where you can try for free? Click here to learn more

HOW IT WORKS

You find a directory of all the opportunities on there, it gives you in one place the start-up cost, the description and detail behind the business. It also has a rating system.  It looks a very polished website and the opportunities look great.  However, if you take the first one on the list, it is ACN, it is a telecommunications MLM opportunity. It has a 5-star rating, but when you look at most of the ratings, they all only have one response. So, I wouldn’t rely on the ratings.

There are also scam products out there as well, I checked out Empower Network and I haven’t found anything good through my research to see why someone would pay $25 a month to have a blogging site, when you could have 2 free blogging sites with a starter account at Wealthy Affiliate, but then to have to pay an extra $19 a month to be able to sell their products through it is just a joke.

But, if you do find an opportunity you like, you sign up with them through the BTB website. They get a commission on you signing up and you have got yourself into the platform you were interested in.

PROS

  • Free access to their directory

CONS

  • Majority of the leads are towards Multi-Layer Marketing opportunities
  • Misleading Information about providing quality opportunities to work from home
  • Could appeal to newcomers – it is marketed well and without research handover high amount of money on an opportunity that will not yield results

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

As it is a directory leading you to other opportunities there are no training or tools to be reviewed.  Any training will be with the company you sign up with

SUPPORT

Again, as it is a directory there is no support other than an FAQ, any company you sign up with will be offering the support for the platform they offer

PRICE

It is a free directory, the only cost you will have is if you take one of the opportunities you find on there.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

If someone who was new to online business opportunities found the website, they would find a professional looking website with a list of great looking opportunities to hand which means they could have a review of the list and see what they could find to help them earn their dream of working from home.  THAT IS THE PROBLEM. With that many MLM opportunities it can be too easy to take the Be the Boss Network at face value and use it.

I would recommend anyone who looks at the list to do some real thorough research before signing up for anything.  Really understand what you are signing up for and make sure you can afford to handover that kind of money upfront too.

If you want to learn how to start a legitimate home-based business with real training where you can get started for free, check out our No.1 recommended program Wealth Affiliate and our review here.

At a Glance…

Overall Ranking:

Price: Free

Owners: Responsive Data LLC

Website: BeTheBossNetwork.com

 

Verdict: Would not recommend someone to take it at face value, too many MLM opportunities with not enough ratings to differentiate those that work or not

Thanks for taking time to read this review, if you have any thoughts or questions then please leave them below.

thanks

John

Understand the Basics of Affiliate Marketing

The idea of Affiliate Marketing or Internet Marketing can be quite daunting, but actually it can be quite easy.  The main thing to realise is there is help and I can be there every step of the way…

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing or Internet Marketing is advertising someone else’s product and/or service on your website, and in return receiving commission on those sales.  There is no need to have your own product.

For example, if I have a website with a blog on it about cameras.  I do a number of articles about photography which in turn engages the audience, I then also include reviews on certain cameras.  If someone reads my review and likes the product enough they click on the product link and go to a retailer (amazon, for example).  If they purchase the camera after using that link, Amazon rewards me for this sale by giving me a percentage of the sale.

In short, any interest can be turned into an opportunity to earn money online with affiliate marketing.

What can Affiliate Marketing be used for?

It is used by companies to reach a wider audience to invite them to visit their website and use their product/services but without the high marketing cost. If you are a small business trying to get business off of the ground, having to fork out a high marketing budget could mean the business struggles to take off or even folds.

By making a small commission available to others to market your products for you, you only pay out if you sell something. Meaning it’s beneficial for both the affiliate and the company.

Big companies do it too, Amazon is one example, eBay has an affiliate program.  The platform with the highest commission rates is Wealthy Affiliate, learn more here.

There are also companies that you can connect to, such as Click Bank that advertise on the space you have available on your website.  Back to the photography website, people could be interested in cameras, but also, they may be interested in photography courses, camera bags, accessories, etc.  the list is endless and you do not have to stick to one affiliate partner, having a number of them is totally realistic.  As long as it is relevant to the content of your website.

Why Affiliate Marketing is profitable for E-Business

  1. The start-up costs are relatively low. You will need a website (free with Wealthy Affiliate). But signing up with the affiliate partners are usually free too.
  2. Secondary expenses are linked to your access to the internet, but if you already have a laptop/pc and broadband this is already there, and the ongoing costs of hosting a website (free with WA)
  3. There are so many opportunities to earn money through Affiliate Marketing regardless of your niche or (passion) website.

Does it Work?

Yes. Both for companies trying to promote their products and services, but also for people who want to make some extra money online.

But the main reason for failure is people become down heartened as it isn’t a quick way.  You will need to build up the trust of the consumer and of the search engines before the sales roll in.  this could take a month or even 6 months. But then slowly and surely they will start to come in as you build up a reputation, and start building up your content.

We all had to start somewhere…

Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate, they have put a training video together to help anyone understand the basics of affiliate marketing.

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I want to help anyone who wants to get started online. I didn’t know much about creating a website or affiliate marketing, how to choose an affiliate program or get ranked in the search engines, and yet I found out how easy it was

Please check out my next post in the series Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Mistakes.

If you have questions about this post or Wealthy Affiliate, then please comment below.

John

Wealthy Affiliate Review

Wealthy Affiliate Wealthy Affiliate Review

Overall Ranking:  99/100

Price: $0 for Starter Membership (No credit card entry required),

$49/a month $359/a year for Premium Membership

Owners: Kyle & Carson

Website: www.wealthyaffilate.com

Verdict: Our number 1 Product for Helping People Get Started Online

With over 3 billion people who have access to the internet, one of the biggest searches online is ‘How to Make Money Online’.

There are a high number of scams out there and it can be difficult to ascertain whether a product is legitimate enough and has real options when it comes to making that money.

At Ways to Make Money Online we endeavour to only promote products that are 100% legitimate and genuine has the ability to make you money.

In this Wealthy Affiliate Review, I will be sharing my personal opinion of the platform and why I believe it is the No.1 Product to help you learn all the skills and techniques you need to start making money online and all the tools to make it successful and continue to grow.  As an active user of Wealthy Affiliate I believe in this product and have learned so much from using them – that is why I recommend them.  Read on to learn more… Continue reading “Wealthy Affiliate Review”