Are you passionate about a topic and want to share it with the world? Perhaps you have a skill you would like to teach others because you want to pay it forward. Or go you enjoy helping people solve problems? Perhaps by finding the right product or service online?
Do you know you can do all of these things through your website and earn money for your effort? Through Affiliate Marketing!
Life is much more than making money. It is about achieving dreams. Some dreams can be fulfilled without money. Like writing a story. Or creating a song. But others like traveling the world, or funding the education of your children requires cold hard cash. And that just happens to be one commodity you are short of.
When we need money to meet a need and do not have it saved in the bank, what do we usually do? Borrow the money. Either using a credit card. Taking out a personal loan. Or squeezing out some equity from our homes.
But there is a problem with that right? The loan has to be paid back. Get too many loans and your cash flow diminishes. You have less money to pay for other things you may need.
Living Paycheck to Paycheck
What if an emergency arose. Then what? Do you know according to a 2017 report by employment website Career Builder, nearly 80 percent of American workers say they’re living paycheck to paycheck? Women are particularly vulnerable. 81 percent of women report living paycheck to paycheck, compared with 75 percent of men. Jan 9, 2019
There are more surprises. Really!
The Nielsen study found that one in four families making $150,000 a year or more are living paycheck-to-paycheck, while one in three earning between $50,000 and $100,000 also depend on their next check to keep their heads above water. Jan 11, 2020
Can you relate?
The American Dream
What does the American Dream mean to you? (For non-Americans consider your own dream) Let’s look at the Top 3 according to a blog post by Career Builder in 2018:
- 85% said making enough money for them and their family to live comfortably.
- 48% said being able to help others
- 35% said getting a great education and providing that opportunity for their family.
To read the rest please click on this link. What does this tell you? The majority of people have noble intentions. The American Dream for so many is NOT to have that huge house or that flashy car. They want to earn enough to help their families and other people.
What about you? What is your dream, especially if you live in another country? Please share in the comments section at the end of this article.
A Simple Solution – But You Have To Make It Work For You
May I share a simple solution? You only need to do 3 things;
- Learn the skills to create a successful online business.
- Create enough passive income so you can quit your job.
- Live within your means.
One without the other is useless. All three act like a 3 – LEGGED STOOL. If one leg is missing, the stool will collapse. Likewise, you will not be able to achieve your dream. Am I right in assuming you will need money to finance your dreams?
The Purpose Of This Article
The purpose of this article is to help you achieve the three legs of the simple solution listed above. Since you have to make it work for you, my goal is to simply help you do that. Let’s summarize how.
Learn The Skills – Leg #1
Here are just a few of the skills you will learn as a minimum how to
- Purchase your domain name
- Build a beautiful website for your business using WordPress
- Have your website hosted
- Write compelling and valuable content for your website visitors
- Set up On Page and Off Page Search Engine Optimization
- Analyze your website performance using search engine tools
- Leverage your time
Create Passive Income – Leg #2
As you learn the above skills you will also learn how to
- Blog for profit
- Become an affiliate to powerhouses like Amazon and ShareASale
- Attract growing traffic to your website
- Set up and use Social Media to boost traffic and sales
- Scale up your business using Pay Per Click (PPC) ads
- Create additional websites for new business areas
- Use some of your profits to outsource mundane tasks
- Collaborate with others to magnify your earnings
Live Within Your Means – Leg #3
For many this could be the most difficult task of all. If you are roiling in debt and are having difficulty in making ends meet, I show you how to get your credit card and personal loans renegotiated at about 50 cents on the dollar. There are several advantages you receive.
- You end up paying much less
- No further interest is added with your new repayment plan.
- Your monthly loan payments are greatly reduced
- Your overall debt will get cleared from 2 to 4 years.
- You credit report will indicate these loans are paid in full even though you had the amounts owning significantly reduced.
- Your credit rating will increase once again
You may feel you are not in a position to start an online business. By reducing your monthly loan repayments you may have the option to start to create passive income sooner rather than later.
Can You See Yourself Turning Your Life Around This Way?
Just in case you are wondering, I am not here to sell you anything. I want to open your eyes to possibilities that were once opened to me by caring individuals. I want to pay it forward.
Sounds corny, right? Too good to be true even? My goal is to provide you with valuable information and let you make up your mind what you wish to do with it. The decision is yours. Online marketing is not for everyone. Affiliate Marketing happens to be a big subset of Online Marketing as you will learn later.
If you are curious even in the slightest, read on.
The Road To Empowerment
I was introduced to an organization called Wealthy Affiliate. When I saw the word Wealthy, I immediately got a sinking feeling of skepticism. The reason was, being wealthy seemed out of reach to me. And if a company inserted that word in its name, it felt scammy. Really. I thought that.
What changed my mind? Let me tell you.
The person who introduced me to Wealthy Affiliate was an ex construction worker named Tim who wanted out of that profession. He was looking for other options to make a living. In fact, he wasn’t looking for a job at all.
Tim was looking for an online business that he could build that would pay him passive income. Meaning, you build it correctly and over time it will pay you more than a living wage. Instead of working 40 to 50 hours a week, this business, once set up to generate the income you needed, required attention only about 2 to 4 hours a day. If that.
In fact, if you don’t work at it, you will still get paid. I recommend continuing to work on it so that your visitors will keep finding your website fresh. Tim was able to leave his construction job after two and a half years because he was earning more from his online business than his day job. He hasn’t looked back.
Learn The Secrets to Success
How can you find the solutions to the three legs I listed above? The best way is to tell you how Tim explained it to me. By the way, Tim didn’t use the analogy of a three-legged stool. This is my way to drive the point home. I hope you agree that it makes sense.
Leg #1 and Leg #2
This section will share with you how I discovered how Legs #1 and #2 are built.
When Tim asked me if I would like to know more about the secrets to his success, sure, I was interested. Tim found me on a stock investment forum. So he knew I was looking for opportunities to improve my life.
He said that Wealthy Affiliate has an amazing platform that will do everything I listed in the first two legs of the “three-legged stool” above, and more, I was extremely interested. However, I was afraid I would not be able to pay for that training.
What he told me next bowled me over. If I was truly interested, he could get me a free membership so that I could check out everything Wealthy Affiliate had to offer. Not only that, I could start the training up to the first 20 lessons and build one website, all for FREE! And no credit card was necessary. All that I needed was a valid Email address.
If I was sure this was for me, I could upgrade from a free membership to a paid Premium membership for only $49 a month. Tim must have been concerned I was thinking this was too good to be true. And I would be subject to high pressure up sells like most other companies do.
He assured me that there would be NO upsells. In fact, the free courses were equivalent to what other companies charge several hundreds of dollars. And the training and benefits offered by the Premium membership others charge several thousands of dollars. Tim stressed that Wealthy Affiliate believed in the effectiveness of its platform and allowing a prospective student to review it for free demonstrated how forward thinking they were.
Essentially, Tim was offering me a path to get what I wanted in life. The freedom for a better life for my family and I, and the means to pay for it. I had nothing to loose. There was NO risk.
I agreed to check it out. If you wish to read a review about Wealthy Affiliate, Is It Legit? click this link.
This is a good time to introduce you to the online business of affiliate marketing which is what Wealthy Affiliate teaches. Check out this article to learn more. “What Do You Need To Start An Affiliate Marketing Business.”
But what about Leg #3? I discovered this leg on y own. Read on.
If you have planned your finances well and have little or no credit card and personal loan debts, I commend you. Solution #3 is already in action by the good decisions you have made.
Managing debt is one of the most important lessons you can learn. Our economy seems to thrive on consumers striving for instant gratification. When the funds are not there to buy what we want, we turn to credit. It is so easy to stress out our personal financial system with overwhelming debt. Many of nus reach a situation where the money coming in is just not enough to pay our bills. Loosing our job can cause such a situation too. Our tendency is to use our limited funds to pay for the essentials like food, utilities, gas for the car and the rent or mortgage. Unsecured loans like credit cards and personal loans fall behind in payments. The extreme situation is when we are forced to declare bankruptcy.
However, if you are struggling with debt, there is another way to get out of debt by paying back less than we owe and are still accounted as paid in full. .
You probably hear TV and radio commercials informing you that credit card companies do not want you to know you can pay off your debts for about half of what you owe them. Right? There are many companies that offer a debt relief program by renegotiating your debts with the companies you owe money to.
Well before I was introduced to Wealthy Affiliate I had fallen for a scam and lost $25,000.00. What made it worse was that this was borrowed money. $16,000 was from a personal loan. $5,000 was from my IRA. And $4,000 came from credit cards. Finances were so tight, I couldn’t pay that back. You can read all about this scam by clicking the link to this article below.
“Is Binary Options Trading Legit? A Cautionary tale.”
I had to use the help of a debt relief company to get me out of that mess. The company I selected after much research was National Debt Relief (NDR). If you need a solution like this I highly recommend this company.
I have a post script about this move. After I joined Wealthy Affiliate I wondered if NDR had an affiliate program. They did! I applied to become an affiliate and was accepted. You can check out my article about National Debt Relief from this link,
“How To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly.”
My Offers To You
Wealthy Affiliate Platform
I have talked a great deal on the importance of getting trained well in the skills of affiliate marketing. Plus to have a system to create an effective website and have it hosted securely on a fast server with back up capabilities. Throughout my article I have discussed various aspects of affiliate marketing with links to the Wealthy Affiliate Platform. You may even have clicked some of them. Since we are nearing the end of my post, I am going to give you one more opportunity to explore this incredible platform for free. I hope you read my review of Wealthy Affiliate. Click the banner below to sign up for free.
National Debt Relief Program
This is how it works. When you click the banner below, you will land on a NDR web page that provides details and a phone number to call. An agent will talk with you briefly to collect some in formation. You will receive a proposal on a debt relief program tailored just for you. This service is free and there is NO obligation.
If you decide to enroll in the free Wealthy Affiliate starter program, I will be your mentor. You will have one on one access to me personally for 7 days. When you upgrade to Premium, I will be your mentor as long as you remain a paid member. I will also receive a small commission. The cost to you will be no different if you bypassed my link and signed up directly with Wealthy Affiliate. However, if you joined Wealthy Affiliate in that way, you will be missing out in having a personal mentor.
National Debt Relief
Your consultation with NDR agent via the phone call is free. If you decide to enroll in the debt relief program I will get a small commission too.
Affiliate Marketing In Action
Here you can see how affiliate marketing works. You found my website. After reading what I wrote about starting your own online business you either decided this was something you wished to do or not.
Same with enrolling with NDR.
In both cases I provided you with valuable information that I hope helped you to make a decision, one way or another. When a visitor to my website blog pays to join, I get rewarded. Wouldn’t you like that to happen to you in your affiliate business? Know that it doesn’t cost the visitor any more than if they joined directly at the company’s website.
That is exactly what I am talking about when I say your website can be working for you 24/7.
My goal in creating this website was to help people solve problems in their lives. It could be through finding ways to earn money online. Get out of debt paying pennies on the dollar. Or introducing people to cool products in niches you are passionate about. It could be anything.
When you succeed in making money through your online business, I will be so happy for you. Money will be working for you now instead of you working for money. Affiliate Marketing is the path to making profits online that anyone can do with little or no money. What other business model can do that?
As you browse through the various articles in my website, you will find valuable information that could help you in ways you never thought possible.
Whether you found my advice worthy of taking action or not, I value your opinion and thoughts. Please let me know what you feel in the comments section below.
Lastly, I thank you sincerely for taking some of your valuable time to read this almost 3000 word article.
I wish you the very best in life.
6 thoughts on “How To Learn About Online Marketing”
This post is so interesting and vivid. It let me remember the so-called triangular stability. You compared those three important aspects of online business to the three legs of a stool, which perfectly express the importance of these points. For novices, it helps to clarify goals and make plans to take action. It would be a big problem to attract growing traffic to our website. Is there any wonderful method?
Thanks for your sharing. I believe it would be helpful to many people.
Glad that this was helpful. Good question about driving traffic. I recommend using good SEO practices. Make a checklist and follow it for every article you write and post.
Thanks for your comments.
Hi! Learning about affiliate marketing is an ongoing process for me. It has been challenging but I am getting the hang of it. Wealthy affiliates training program has been instrumental to the success of my first Website. I am not working on a second Website and hope to have the same success with this as I did with the first.
With the tools I have from wealthy Affiliate I am sure this will happen. What I like most is the ability to rewatch the training videos and the live Webinars by Jay every Week which are also recorded for playback within the community.
So if someone asked me how to learn affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliates would be my number 1 answer.
I will be sharing this article with a friend of mine looking to start her own affiliate marketing job.
I hope you do share this article Crystal. Thanks for your comments.
Great article! As someone who has spent 10+ years in and around the world of online business, I can say, without hesitation, if you attach your affiliate marketing business to something you enjoy and are passionate about, you can create “success”. Nobody should be promising overnight success so to see this article laid out the way it is provides a nice alternative to what you normally see.
Very true Jason. It is possible to use affiliate marketing techniques to do well in MLM if you like the products the company markets. Usually there are many products involved, like Arbonne has which provides the opportunity to devote one post per product.
Thanks for your comment.