Price: Starter Membership:Free or Premium Membership: $49 or $359/year
Owners: Kyle & Carson
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Introduction To The Wealthy Affiliate Opportunity & Community
Over the last 10 years, the economies of western countries have been ridiculously unstable.
Employees have been denied wage increases, corporations have relocated their divisions offshore in an attempt to reduce costs and job security is truly a thing of the past.
It’s so sad when you watch the news or read articles about couples in their 30s and 40s who have to live with their parents because the can’t afford to buy their own home.
This has become the sad reality of modern-day life for most people.
Here’s the truth…
In the 21st century, if you are relying on a single source of income to provide you with food, clothing and shelter – you’re taking a massive gamble.
And, I’m just talking about survival here.
To be honest, this is hardly ground breaking news.
Most people have realised this and whilst there are some people who are content to survive, there are increasing numbers of people asking themselves…
“What can I do in my spare time to supplement my current income and improve the quality of life for my family?”
People are waking up.
More and more people that I speak to on a daily basis are..
Daring to Dream!
But here’s the problem…
Dreaming without massive action = 0% change in circumstances.
You’ve probably heard the frequently quoted definition of insanity, and I’m paraphrasing here…
Doing the same things over and over again an expecting different results!
I can show you many examples of people who are desperate to make a change in their life, always dreaming but never doing anything about it.
Not at all.
These are some of the hardest working people that I know.
The reason why most people don’t take the action desperately needed to bring about change in their lives is because…
They don’t know how to!
And that’s fine.
It’s not their fault!
Most people who have no previous business experience and decide to take a leap of faith and try to build a second stream of income, often try their hand at network marketing.
Over the last 10 years, there has been a lot of negative news in the media surrounding network marketing home business opportunities.
But, if approached ethically, and with a focus on marketing, it is often one of the best home business models for newbies to pursue.
This business model is quite easy to start for the following reasons:
- Low start-up costs
- It can be built part-time
- There is ongoing personal development
But this business model isn’t ideal for most people.
Because it often involves some form of direct, belly-to-belly sales and networking.
Less than 11% of people in most western countries see themselves as sales people.
What can someone do if they want to create a second stream of income but doesn’t want to start a network marketing or direct-selling business in their spare time….
Leverage the power of the internet!
We live in the information age.
Modern developments with web and telecommunications technology mean that most human beings have the ability to communicate with each other in an instant.
Years ago the communication of thoughts and ideas would often take days, weeks or months but in this day and age we can now share information with each other in seconds.
People now have the ability to find answers to our problems much quicker than they ever could before.
Great businesses and business people – solve problems.
They create products and services to solve people’s problems and improve their quality of life.
But, in recent years, these businesses have realised something very important – their reach can only stretch so far.
In other words…
They need help!
In a similar fashion to a network marketing model, businesses have realised that they can have a greater impact if they pay others to introduce customers to their business.
These ‘others’ I am referring to as others are known as affiliates.
So, what is an affiliate?
An affiliate is someone who engages in marketing activity that results in the sale of business’s products and gets paid a commission.
Its like telling a friend to go to a restaurant and then the restaurant owner gives you a commission as a % of the total bill.
One of the benefits to someone looking to earn an income as an affiliate is that they will not need to have to worry about typical business concerns such as:
- Creating products/widgets
- Selling products
- Transporting/shipping products
- Process payment transactions
- …and all of the other stresses associated with running a traditional bricks and mortar business
As I mentioned before, all an affiliate needs to do is to engage in marketing activity that results in people buying a businesses products.
Recommend products/services to people within a marketplace.
The affiliate introduces the prospective and the business does the selling.
Businesses such as Amazon.com have been using affiliates to sell their products for years.
It can be a reliable way of making money for both a business and an affiliate working part-time around their current job or family commitments.
But at easy as it sounds, starting a new part-tine affiliate home business without any business experience can be challenging for newbies.
It can be a lonely and daunting experience.
People new to a business model like this can get overwhelmed when trying to answer questions such as:
- Where do I find people to offer these products to
- When I find these people, what do I say to them to generate interest in the product that I’m trying to promote
- How much money should I be paid to promote products
- What are the costs associated with running my business
- …and more concerns
And this is the reason why those to dare to dream, often fail to take action and get started…
Fear of failure!
But luckily for these dreamers, two successful online entrepreneurs have realised how challenging it has been for new affiliate marketers and done the unthinkable…
Dedicated their lives to supporting people who want to achieve their financial dreams by becoming affiliate marketers!
By asking themselves the following question…
How can we take someone who knows nothing about the internet and teach them every thing that they need to know to build an online affiliate part-time business around their hobbies & interests!
These two entrepreneurs took their vision, took massive action and created a online education/training portal and one of the fastest growing online communities of part-time/full time entrepreneurs in the world and..
Wealthy Affiliate was born!
Let’s have a quick look at what a new member of the community gets after joining…
Training & Tools
When someone joins the Wealthy Affiliate Community, they are immediately given access to:
- 500+hrs of video training teaching you them how to build an online business
- A live chat environment to communicate with over 400k members of the community and ask questions
- Site Builder – a website development platform that you can be used to practice what is being taught in the online lessonss
- 5 certification courses
- Live video classes
- Keyword Research tools
- Technical Support for your website
- …and loads more
The great thing about this structured ‘zero-hero’ training environment is that it can take anyone with a reliable internet connection, the ability to competently read and the desire to invest a few hours a week into developing a second income stream, from being an absolute beginner to being a successful affiliate marketer.
The training is great, easy to follow and the concepts are taught in a way that avoids people becoming overwhelmed.
People always have questions when taking part in training courses.
The problem with most online training courses that people experience is that if they have questions or don’t understand the concepts taught, they struggle to get someone to answer these questions.
Not a Wealthy Affiliate!
Becoming a member of this community means that you will have access to subject matter experts whose sole goal is to answer your questions.
So let’s take a closer look at this…
The Wealthy Affiliate Community
One excellent feature of Wealthy Affiliate is the sense of community spirit.
People helping each other!
People’s desire to help and interact with each other is unlike an other online community that I have ever come across.
After joining, it doesn’t matter which training option you choose to start with, you will have the option to select a live-chat option and enter a question related to the training module that you have gone through.
Not long after posting your question, you should start to receive answers to your questions from numerous members of the community – often in a matter of minutes.
This is excellent because it gives you the option to start making new friends and getting additional hints and tips as to how to grow your online affiliate business.
In addition to the live-chat option you will also get the following support from day 1:
- Private 1-on-1 support from the person who introduced you to the community.
- Private access to the community’s experts
- Interactive discussion about people’s experiences
So, you will have help when you need it but you might be asking yourself the question…
What Exactly Do People Actually Do To Earn Money Online With Wealthy Affiliate
Whenever people ask me…
”What exactly is it that people do to earn money as member of the Wealthy Affiliate community?”
When you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate you will be given the option to earn an income in one of two ways:
- Build an online affiliate business based on one of your existing hobbies or passions – e.g golf, baking, fitness, sewing, football, decorating, photography etc
- Build a business based as an affiliate promoting the Wealthy Affiliate opportunity – recommended for newbies
Let’s look at both options briefly.
Let’s say that baking is one of your hobbies.
You will follow the training modules that will show you how to take your passion, hobby or interest and create a simple blog-based site based on baking, using the web platform that Wealthy Affiliate will give you and then you will be shown how to promote other business’s products and earn bonuses/commissions on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
The second option, is the one that most people are interested in.
Earning an income as an Wealthy Affiliate affiliate.
Why is this so popular?
If you decided to pursue this option, you will not have to look for affiliate products to promote. Wealthy Affiliate will give you one, calculate your commissions and send you the commissions.
If you decide to choose this option, you will go through an Affiliate Boot training path.
This affiliate boot-camp will consist of a number of video and text-based modules including:
- How to create high converting webpages – that deliver a consistent stream of income to you monthly
- What you need to know about email marketing to create a loyal herd of fans
- How to qualify for paid for trips to Vegas – members only prize
- How to attract a consistent stream of new customers
- What you need to know about social media to really make money online
- 3 secrets about social media that big corporations don’t want you to know about
- ….and lots more
So, now that I’ve given you a 30,000 ft view of what people do i this community, let’s look at the…
Pros & Cons
- You get over 500 hours of free easy to follow training
- You get access to a blog/website-builder platform to practice on and the ability to build two websites for free
- You get to interact with a community of over 400000 people, make new friends and join a social network of like-minded people who have similar goals and desires
- You can get help in real time
- You can get lost in the mass of information within this community
- If you are an antisocial type – you might get annoyed at random people you’ve never met before welcoming you to the community
If you are starting to think about joining this community today, because you want to get started on creating your second stream of income, let me quickly answer the question that most people seem to have at this point…
When you make the decision to join Wealthy Affiliate you will have 2 options:
Let’s start by looking at the Starter/Free option.
When you make the decision to join this community of people crazy people by selecting our free option, you will receive immediate support in the form of Live Chat, 2 free websites, over 500 training modules, and much more.
So, if online marketing or affiliate marketing is new to you, please – start here.
I challenge you to go out in to the marketplace and find another community that gives you as much information as Wealthy Affiliate – for free.
The Premium Membership option is for people who know for a fact that developing a second stream of income by starting an online business is what they want to do.
This isn’t for people who want to dip their toes in the water.
To be honest this option isn’t for everyone.
If you think that you might want to dip your toe in the water and learn a few new concepts for the first time I wouldn’t want to tell you to sign up for the premium membership.
For those of you who have some experience or are serious and ready to start creating a second stream of income, when you decide to join as a premium member you are going to get access to higher level online marketing training which has been structured to take you one step towards your financial goals the fastest route possible.
You will learn advanced tactics, strategies and skills that you can start implementing immediately.
In my opinion – it’s a no brainer.
You have the option to get access to free training and support and a platform that you can use to try out the techniques that you will learn in the library of videos and online classrooms.
If you’ve never built sites before, made any money online or come across marketing training – you will be amazed that information and training that Kyle and Carson have given you for free.
In other words…
You’ve got nothing to lose by checking it out today.
If you decide to join I will get in contact with you to welcome you to our community and give you some advice as to the best training path to follow to start creating your second stream of income as a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.