A Wealthy Affiliate Review

Wealthy Affiliates (WA) is for anyone who wants to find out how to create a passive income on line. WA provides online business training and support for anyone who wants to create a passive income online

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Wealthy Affiliate University
Overall Ranking: (1-10) 10                                 Price: $49/mo or $359/yr
Owners: Kyle and Carleton
Website: http://bit.ly/About-Bill808

INTRODUCTION

Wealthy Affiliates is for anyone who wants to create an online business or just promote an existing business or organization, there is no better source of training and support than Wealthy Affiliates. The free account allows you to complete Wealthy Affiliates’ (WA) first course and allows you to host 2 websites at no cost. When you have completed your first course, you will have your WordPress website published and you will know the fundamentals of promoting your site.  In the process, you will have access to the incredible, member provided training and support.  You have access to a 24/7 chat service with professional support staff who really care and to a live chat with other members.  You can usually get answers to your problem within seconds.

When you decide to go Premium a world of training and support opens up to you. There is one price point and no upsell. Premium membership is $49/mo or $359 a year. With your Premium Membership you get access to:

  • complete, detailed, step-by-step training in how to set up your WordPress Website, how to promote it and how to monetize it. Nothing is left out.
  • all the members of the WA family.  800,000 members talking to each other cannot be wrong. The members range from rank beginners to very successful entrepreneurs and they are incredibly helpful.
  • weekly training videos that are all recorded and provide up to date training.
  • your own blog where you can discuss anything about building an online business except the name of the business you are working. This community is serious about preventing SPAMmers from messing up their community.
  • You can host up to 25 URL and another 25 sub-domains for the cost of your membership.
  • You can get acquainted with members and potential work together in joint ventures.
  • an incredible affiliate program with excellent commissions that continue as long as the person who joins stays in the program. Yes, I get commissions when you join.
 PROS
  • One price with no upsells. Cost is deductible as a business expense.
  • The best affiliate marketing training and support I have found anywhere on the web.
  • Training is kept current.
  • Classes can usually be completed in about 30 minutes. You are encouraged to incorporate what you learn into your website.
  • When you get stuck, you can get helpful, personalized answers within minutes.
  • One of the best affiliate programs anywhere. Because this is a prescription service you get paid for all renewals.

CONS

  • The price is a roadblock for some people.
  • The live chat is hard to follow because people discuss different things and you have to keep track of several conversations at once.
  • IMO there is not enough emphasis on list building.

WHO IT IS FOR

This is incredible training for a beginner who wants to create residual income. Successful entrepreneurs also participate in the program because internet marketing is constantly evolving and WA provides them a way to stay up-to-date in their field.

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

Training is the mission of Wealthy Affiliate University. No one on the internet provides better training and support. Support is available 24/7 both from professional support staff and from members. The company founders can often be found participating in chats when someone has a particularly difficult problem or is having trouble with any aspect of WA. 

SUPPORT

Professional support is available, but the most valuable feature of WA is the way members share with each other the tools and techniques they are using. You can send a private message to either Kyle or Carlton.

PRICE

Two price points: free and $49/mo with a deeply discounted yearly price.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

This is not a scam. If you are serious about building an online business or organization, Wealthy Affiliates is worth your time and money.

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How to write an about me page

The About page is the 2nd most visited page on websites.

Use these tips on how to write an about me page.

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Bill at Rock Creek Park, Olympic National Park, WA

People visit you site to find out what you are about. They usually land on your home page. They want to know what products and services you offer and how you can help them. Once they are satisfied that you have a solution to their problem they turn to your About Page to see if they can trust you.

The home page describes a problem people want help with. It describes the solution and proves the solution works. Now offer them more information in exchange for the email contact information. When they leave your opt-in page take them automatically to you About Page.

Your about page shows them you are a real person who want to help them. It builds trust. Your about page should open with a short video of you telling the story of your business. The text should support that video by describing you company values, letting your visitors know what your mission is and how your product or service can solve their problem. Again. give them an opportunity to get tips from you relevant to your audience.

You cannot ask for an email contact too often. Your email list enables you to stay in touch with your visitors and build the know, like and trust relationship that is so vital to online business. Use an autoresponder to build that relationship. Test have shown that unless you are in touch with your list at least once a week they will forget about you. If you provide your list with valuable content they will look forward to receiving your emails even if you send them daily.

The only way you can keep a website producing the results you want is to keep the information on it fresh, entertaining and helpful. Tell stories. Provide helpful information. When you publish a page or a blog post make sure high quality key words are included in the title and the first paragraph. Us video and infographics liberally. Don’t publish anything unless it has a graphic in it. The web is a visual media. Don’t disappoint your audience with a text only post.

Plan to rank every page you publish and every post you make on page 1 of the search engines. You won’t always succeed, but the more ways you have to get people to your website the better.

Create your website

CREATING A VALUABLE WEBSITE

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Reaching out to the world Photo credit: FindYourSearch via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

 

The Internet literately gives you the ability to share your message with the world. It is a valuable tool for building any business or organization. From the standpoint of anyone who wants to start a business, you can work from anywhere you have an Internet connection and a telephone. Business startup costs are low, and you can work your business on your own time schedule.

A website gives a business or organization credibility.

Computer users are the customers you want to reach. They have discretionary money, and they are looking for the information you have to share. Most people with a computer or a smart phone will research the Internet for the help you can give them. When they are convinced you can help them, they will be ready to buy.

A Website that is not maintained is probably worse than none at all.

Use the information provided on the website is old I will think C website is outdated and of little value. Perhaps even worse if you’re using an old version of WordPress or of a plug-in your site could become a victim of a hacker.
A blog helps you easily interact with your audience. It is easy to use your blog to provide fresh content and the search engines look at each new blog post as a new page.

A website that doesn’t rank on page 1 of the search engines is a waste of everyone’s time and money.

Search engines look at visitor behavior to determine how to rank your site. Search engines rank your site based on traffic you get, based on how long your visitors stay on your site and how often they come back to your site.

Obviously, you need fresh, interesting and helpful content to attract and keep visitors.

Keywords help searchers find site.

Keywords are the phrases that people use to search for information. Keywords can be several words long. Keywords must be relevant to your niche, they must be searched on at least 50 times a week and they should have low competition. A good keyword will be used by less than 500 other sites worldwide.

Fresh content that helps people solve their problems and brings people back to your site.

Your website needs to be updated with either a new post or a new page at least once a week. Be sure your content is relevant to your niche.  Place a keyword in your title and in your first paragraph.

Use pictures and video.

Most of your visitors are not readers. They will be attracted to your page by photos and infographics. As a rule of thumb, provide one picture every 350 words. People are interested in video. Video will help hold people on your site longer and will thus not only provide the information in the form most people want, but because people stay on your site longer your search engine rankings will be higher.

Track everything.

Put a tracking code on everything you post. That way you’ll know what is working and what isn’t.
Know your site statistics and how to use those statistics to improve your site. Using Google analytics you can determine an amazing amount of information that can tell you in real time where visitors are coming from and what they are interested in.

Split test before you make site changes.

Split tests help you know which version of a page gets the best results.

Split test only work if you have a reasonable amount of traffic. Put page up for a week or a month and count the number of visitors you get. Then put the new version up for a month and if it gets more visitors you know you have a winner. Rinse and repeat.

Create trust before trying to make a sale

90% of your visitors will never return to your site. You have one chance to get their email address so you can stay in touch with them and start to develop the know, like and trust relationship that is so vital to a sale.

Give your visitors a reason to want to give you their email. You may offer a free e-book with information appropriate to your niche. Again, test your results. If your visitors are not responding to your incentive, try something new

There you have it. The most important thing you can do is to build your email list and make friends with the people on your list.

The Internet provides us an opportunity to reach out to the world. It has shifted the marketing paradigm. It gives us the opportunity to talk to billions of people.

Don’t try to sell to all of them. Pick a niche you are interested in, focus that niche to a fine point and help people in your niche solve their problems.

Retirement – There is a better way.

Key-2015-11-27_2139Most people work 40 years to be able to retire on social security.

Some are able to save and invest and have a comfortable retirement. I was one of the lucky minority to have worked for a company that provided a good retirement plan.

Most are not so fortunate.

There is a better way.

Create your own business that will provide you a recurring income. That is an income that will keep coming in whether you can work or not.
There are many approaches to starting a business. Many people parlay a hobby into a business. There are many successful people who have started there business in a spare room or even a dedicated corner of a room.

Work from anywhere.

Personally, I want to be able to work from anywhere I have an internet connection and a phone.

I want a businesses I can develop working a few hours a week, because I want to be able spend time with my family and do other things I believe are important. Of course, the more time we can devote to business, the faster it will grow, but most people have to work their business around their family and their job.

So, I look for inexpensive ways to start a business. It must be something most people can afford and something they can build while working part time. In short, what I do must be something those who join me can do. It is called business duplication.

When people work together and benefit from each others work, anything becomes possible.

Create your internet business

Why would anyone want to create a business that:

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  • can be worked from anywhere you have an Internet connection?
  • requires no employees and no inventory?
  • can be started for the cost of a computer and an Internet connection?
  • has a very low monthly overhead cost?
  • can be developed working 10 – 20 hours a week?
  • has good mentors who will guide your success?
  • can provide an unlimited income?

That seems like a good business model to me, but it is only for people who are willing to learn something new and who are not afraid of computers. There is a saying that, “complexity is the enemy of success.”, and this sound pretty complicated.

It is simpler than you think, anyone can do this.

Fortunately, anyone can learn to create a WordPress website. You just need good instruction. To build your business you need to:

  • Focus on a niche you are interested in.
  • Build a website based on your interests.
  • learn to promote your website with quality content that helps your visitors solve their problems.
  • build an opt in email list of people who are interested in what you have to offer.

It will take a lot of work and consistent effort, but if you can work on your business 10 hours a week you can retire within five years.

Avoiding Scams

Avoiding Scams

When it comes to an internet business, there is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  We will help you find the Good and hopefully avoid the Bad and the Ugly.  There are a lot more scams (the Ugly) and semi-scams (the Bad) on the internet than their are legitimate opportunities. How can you tell it a proposal is worthwhile?  Use your common sense.  If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.  Do your due diligence, and if you can not get satisfactory answers, keep  your wallet in your pocket.

Commonly, you will get a call asking you to join a great money making program for $25.  The next step is to set up a sure fire money making website for $200-$500 but when the website doesnʻt make money they offer you a advertising coop for several thousand dollars.  That is the upsell, now if you canʻt afford their coop, you can buy into a rotating ad campaign for just $100/month. That is the down sell.

You cannot always tell if its a scam till you try it out.  I bought into Talk Fusion.  Turned out their products never worked right and they emphasized recruiting over using the products.  If most of your income is coming from signing up people in a program rather than from product sales, you are definitely in a scam.We will try to help you avoid the scams and find high quality business opportunities that compliment your interests. Do what you want, when you want and quit depending on a job.

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Are you shrinking your dreams?

Most people shrink their dreams to fit their income.  We’ve always been told to live within our means. Good advice, except when it stifles our dreams.

Instead, dream big and take action.

The difference between dreamers and successful people is action.  Successful people plan what they must do to accomplish their dream and then take consistent, determined action necessary to live their dream.

Write down your dream. Then, plan the steps you must take to accomplish that dream. Now, take action.  Click here to take the next step.

Create your money making website.

Create your evergreen income.

Everyone should strive to maximize their resilience. What is the definition of a resilient person?

Resilience requires three things:

  1. Knowledge
  2. preparation
  3. an evergreen income

We need to know how to be able to take advantage of opportunities in our chosen field, and we need to know what to do in an emergency to protect our family. The key to personal and family resilience is an evergreen income one can depend on.

A medical emergency cannot only stop our income; it can easily cost a quarter of a million dollars. For most people, even replacing a set of tires requires them to go into debt.

What is the best way for you to create your financial freedom?

The fastest way to financial resilience is through a website designed to create an evergreen income.

Your Internet Business

There are many websites whose purpose is to promote a business or organization, but we are talking about creating your Internet-based business. Creating an Internet business means you can work from wherever you have an Internet connection. It also means you can choose when you want to work and it means you will get paid into the future for the work you do today. For me, those are more than enough reasons for me to build my Internet business. How about you?

This website provides free tips on what you can do to create your financial resilience. It also creates my evergreen income. I promote affiliate programs that provide me recurring commissions. I find and sell high demand products with great evergreen rankings. Evergreen products will never be out of dated. And finally, this site attracts clients who want my help to expand their business or organization. Everything I do is designed to create recurring income.

Set your website goals.

It’s important to have clear goals for your website. Most people set a goal to make a certain amount of money within a certain time. The problem with that kind of goal is that you cannot control it. You can only control what you do to create that income. For instance these are goals you can control:

  • I will create three new pages or posts a week.
  • I will spend a half hour a day posting to social media.
  • I will spend an hour a day studying how to be a more effective Internet marketer.
  • I will talk to five people a week about my business and invite them to join me.
  • One aspect of setting the money goal that is worthwhile is to ask yourself how much additional money you need to be able to pay down your debt. Then ask yourself how much money you need to earn to be able to live your dreams.

Finally, ask yourself how much time you’re willing to invest to achieve your goals.

Avoid distraction.

Stay focused on your goal. Avoid distraction. To many people who try to start an Internet business jump from one thing to another. Don’t get suckered by the next best opportunity. When you find a company to work with those products you are proud to sell, never leave it. I believe multiple sources of income are necessary to ensure financial resilience, but stay focused on what you’re doing until it is producing a solid profit. You will know when your business has gained the momentum necessary to grow on its own. Only then should you consider developing another income source.

Three ways to create income

As I mentioned earlier, my website creates three different types of income. These are:

  1. Promoting multilevel marketing companies I am working with;
  2. Promoting products I can sell for other people; and
  3. helping local businesses and organizations leverage the Internet to expand.

Local Marketing

This is a more traditional business. It involves my providing services to local clients. I help local businesses leverage the Internet to expand their business or organization. I develop and promote websites for traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Most of those businesses are local simply because business owners usually want to work directly with me. Of course, the Internet makes it possible to develop and maintain websites anywhere in the world.

I approach my website development and promotion in two ways. First I want to teach my clients how to do it themselves, but when they don’t have time I will contract with them to do it for them. I feel that by teaching them how to promote their own website, they will know what to look for in a contractor when they want to out source their maintenance. I’m very reluctant to develop a website unless a maintenance and promotion contract is included in the deal. Maintenance and promotion creates traffic and provides the residual income I am looking for.

I want my clients to understand that a website that is not promoted is a waste of everyone’s time and money, and if they’re going to have a website, they must commit to maintaining it. The exception is a business that simply wants to show a prospective customer they have a website. The maintenance fee is what provides me and Evergreen income

When working with your local market, you need to have a strong visual brand. Create a logo that represents your business. You need a portfolio of websites that will prove to prospective clients you have the know-how to do the job. your own website provides important proof, but to expand your portfolio you may need to do a few free gigs for local nonprofits you support.

You will need to be able to set realistic pricing when bidding a local project. Estimate a project cost based on an hourly rate of at least $50 an hour. Estimate the time required to complete a project, add 20% for contingencies.  Give a firm bid based on your hourly costs and expenses. be sure to break down your bid into realistic steps and put a price on each step. This will let your client know what to expect, and you will be able to get paid incrementally as the project progresses. Half the project cost upfront is a common industry practice. Be sure your contract states that in the event the contract is canceled, you will be paid for work done.

Be professional but don’t overdo it. In Hawaii, a conservative aloha shirt and slacks are acceptable. On the mainland, a suit and tie may be necessary. It’s best to conform to the business attire of the local culture.

Be organized. Block out the time on your calendar when you will work on your business. Have a dedicated office space even if it is only a corner of an existing room. Keep it neat. Go as paperless as possible. Outsource the busywork so you can concentrate on accomplishing your goals

Affiliate Marketing

Promoting multilevel marketing programs has the most income potential because I get paid a commission based on the production of my sales team. I recommend three multilevel marketing programs:

  1. SendOutCards is a convenient way to express my appreciation to my friends and clients. I use the company’s software to create a card with my pictures and my message. The company prints and mails the card for me.
  2. GVO/Pure Leverage provides me the tools I need to market on the Internet and provides excellent training on how to use those tools.
  3. Wealthy affiliates provides some of the best Internet marketing training to be found on the Internet and at $30 a month is a must-have for anyone who is marketing on the Internet.

As you can tell, these programs are very complementary. SendOutCards helps me create relationships and maintain friendships. The other two programs provide me the tools and training to help me help my clients become more effective as Internet marketers.

Quality content written for both your reader and for search engine spiders is key to opening page 1. Content must provide your reader with valuable information that will help them solve their problems. Several things influence how search engines rank posts. One is visitor behavior. The longer a visitor stays on your site and the more often they come back determines ranking. The other important factor is how well the search engines understand the purpose of your post. Keywords, incorporated smoothly and logically into your text, help search engines understand and index your pages.

When you determine the subject you want to write about, do your keyword research. Then write your article using the best keywords you can find. Incorporate your core keyword into the title and into the first and last paragraphs of your post. Using a key word in each of those locations is fine Using the same key word multiple times through your post will get your site downgraded as a spammer.

Keep your posts around 500 words +/- 200. The Internet is a visual media. Use lots of photos, infographics in video. Search engines love video because video holds your visitor on your site longer. Keep your videos under three minutes unless the video is a feature of your page. Be sure to add metadata to all of your graphics so the search engines will know how to index them. Learn to resize your images so they will load quickly

Search engine optimization is vital to the success of your website, but the subject deserves a book of its own. There is too much to cover in this short manual. Wealthy affiliates is one of the best sources of training and for help I have found. Check WA out. The first class is free and when you have completed it you will have a WordPress website and you’ll know the basics of promoting your site.

Always remember that your website is a sales funnel. Draw visitors to your website, help them and make them your friends before you try to do business with them. People only do business with people they know, like and trust. People will be turned off by a pushy website that tries to sell them before that relationship is established.

Search engines do not like pages with multiple links to affiliate sites. Instead, create a section of your website for product reviews. Write a review of each of the companies and products you want to promote. Then, create a summary page where each product has a brief description.  Link that description to the product review and in the review provide the affiliate link.

Study Internet marketing and become an expert. There is no better source of information and help than Wealthy Affiliates. Make sure your site is unique. Don’t cut and paste from other sites. Search engines hate plagiarism in may refuse two even index your site if it thinks you’re stealing your copy. Look for ways you can create Evergreen sales pages. Know your audience and mold your sales funnel to them. A website selling to pre-teens will be far different than a website designed to attract seniors.

Use tracking IDs. Make sure you can see how each change affects your visitors and more important your sales. It’s good practice to create a spreadsheet which will document each campaign, it’s tracking ID and the key stats for that campaign. Do I even need to say that you most know your product. I do not promote any product that I have not used. I usually take a considerable amount of time to evaluate a product and make sure it will truly help people.

It’s important to track your links, your opt – ins and your funnels. Track everything. There are several ways you can do this. Use the tracking IDs provided by your affiliate programs.  Google analytics is a good tool to track your campaigns. When you know what works and what works better, you can tweak your campaigns and scale up the ones that work best.

The first step is to find your niche.  Write down what you like to do and what you hate to do. Find your passion and you have found your niche.

Now the big step.  Create your website.  Go here to get started.

Donʻt wait for perfection.  Create your site and build it out over time.  Donʻt worry about monetizing your site yet.  Build a site to create relationships and build your opt-in list.

Create recurring income

Financial Resilience

Everything in life hinges on our ability to pay the bills.  Without money, we can have no financial resilience.  When you live pay check to pay check there is nothing left to deal with an emergency,

Most people shrink their dreams to fit within their income.

Instead, dream big and figure out how you can achieve your dreams.

Hana Like takes its responsibility to help you live your dreams very seriously.  How can we help you achieve your dreams?  By helping you create a business you own and control.

Create a recurring income

The key to creating financial resilience is to create a recurring income.  Most people work and save for 40 years to be able to retire.  It is called a pension.

I think their is a better way.  By leveraging the internet, we reach out to the world with our business opportunity.  The more people we help, the better we do.

Our responsibility is to help you find companies you can affiliate with and be confident you can use their products and our leadership to create you recurring income.

Have a plan.  Work your plan, and fulfill you dreams.

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What is your next step? Start learning to leverage the internet to build your committed team.  There are many good business opportunities on the internet, and there are even more scams. Learn to know the difference.  A mistake can cost you thousands of dollars.  I know, because I have made lots of mistakes.  The businesses I recommend I am affiliated with.  I use them, promote them and believe they provide unlimited opportunity to create recurring income.  I also review businesses I do not recommend.  In both cases I try to explain my recommendation.

I recommend businesses that are well established, have quality products that are competitively priced and have a fair compensation plan that can create recurring income.  The business must be one that can be developed working part time and should have a low entry cost.  I avoid companies with products I don’t trust, companies that promote recruiting over acquiring customers and companies that promote programs with expensive up sells of questionable value.

Recommended Businesses

These companies are ones I am currently working with and proudly recommend.

Companies providing internet marketing training and internet marketing tools.

Wealthy Affiliates:

This is a website that provides outstanding training and support. There is no cost to join and their first class is free. When you complete the class you will have a self hosted WordPress website and you will know the fundamentals of promoting it. When you have questions members will provide you answers in minutes. If you like Wealthy Affiliates and want to continue to learn and grow become a premium member for less than $50 per month.

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