Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is a well proven successful training and online marketing platform which was started in 2005 by Kyle and Carson, who are the owners of the business. It is a comprehensive software system and also a membership community, which includes masses of training and support and enables all its subscribers to make money online writing, or blogging as it is commonly known.
You can even sign up to WA and try this platform out for FREE indefinitely!
This includes preparing and hosting two websites of your very own on WA, it really is an incredible offer!
Wealthy Affiliate has been developed and improved over the years and now has more than 1.3 million users and members worldwide. It is a fantastic and supportive community whose members help each other play it forward with regard to training as well as supporting and developing each members business.
You can sign up to Wealthy Affiliate in order to try it out, and you can continue to use Wealthy Affiliate for as long as you like for FREE. With this FREE membership, you have the ability to create 2 websites for your personal use, and use all of the system’s capabilities sufficient to develop those websites to be usable on the internet, and these are hosted and maintained by Wealthy Affiliate on the SiteRubix platform.
Wealthy Affiliate gives you the platform, the hosting, the training, support, mentoring and content creation facilities and systems to successfully make money online writing for FREE.
If you decide that you like Wealthy Affiliate, you can sign up for Premium Membership which costs just $49 per month and gives you enhanced facilities and functionality within Wealthy Affiliate. Alternatively, you can sign up for the annual membership which is further discounted.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money online writing using their step by step training system, which is very comprehensive and supported by text lessons as well as videos. You are required to complete practical exercises at every stage of your own websites, to prove that you have understood each lesson.
If you are not clear about any points you can refer back to the training, or you can refer to a massive database of knowledge which has been built up by subscribers over many years
There are plenty of systems and offers of how to get rich quickly using their respective systems, fondly known as ¨Shiny Objects¨, which are available online.
Many of them involve various levels of UPSELLING, meaning that you subscribe at one level of price, but are quickly induced to spend more money on the next level of SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME so that you can ensure your success to the next higher level.
Some examples of other available training systems and software offers are present here on OMS, see our reviews of the following:
Morrison Academy, click here.
Affiliate Marketing Dude, Marcus Campbell, click here.
We do not recommend either of these systems as being superior in any way to Wealthy Affiliate.
There are too many systems out there to mention, but we have come across nothing which is close to the offer from Wealthy Affiliate.
No other system in the marketplace offers this level of FREE usage for trial! You don´t even need a credit card to sign up!
There is only one level of WA membership other than the FREE membership which provides limited functionality.
So there are NO UPSELLS WITH WA, which is a common feature of much other training and online marketing systems on the marketplace.
There are many successful Wealthy Affiliate members, whose businesses have grown through the years with WA. These successful members help the more junior and newer members by providing training through videos, mentoring and problem-solving help to all members. There are help and technical support available 24/7 365 days per year.
In the table below are listed the top 13 Wealthy Affiliate Ambassadors, and their Helper, Creator, and Activity rankings, together with their contribution in Ambassador Days
We subscribed to Wealthy Affiliate in September 2017, and have been using and trying out the WA system extensively and in-depth since that time.
We have created several websites and either hosted them on Wealthy Affiliate or transferred them into WA. One of the sites is this one where we have written and published more than 50 posts or blogs about online marketing.
The Safety of the Wealthy Affiliate hosted sites is excellent and they are all provided with SSL, so https:// handle.
The training provided within Wealthy Affiliate is excellent and provides for those who wish to make money online writing, using their own Blog Posts, alternatively those who wish to promote membership of WA.
The community support from Wealthy Affiliate is also excellent, 1.4 million members can´t be wrong!
If you would like to try out Wealthy Affiliate for FREE click here.
If you would like to sign up to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership click here.
The first step in the cycle is to identify a need for something, a product or a service, which will solve a problem for a purchaser, and save them either time or money, or risk. This is a fundamental step to understanding making money in online business.
The Wealthy Affiliate training on this subject is here:
You need to decide what niche you are in, that is who is your audience, or customers. What demand are you going to try to satisfy?
Some people choose a passion of theirs, such as a hobby or a sport they may be interested in. Whereas other people choose to solve problems such as weight loss for women, or hair loss for either men or women, or both. You need to choose a market segment which is sufficiently narrow that you do not have too much competition. For example, Corgi dogs as a niche, as opposed to the market for dogs as a whole, which would have massive competition. Or maybe fretwork patterns as shown in the image below.
So recognizing the need or problem to be solved within your niche, or by your target audience, you will need to offer solutions to purchasers in order to achieve success for yourself, ie to conclude sales.
There are many sources of products and services which you can access and use (in addition to making or providing your own products and services) in order to make a good offer to solve the problem of your customers. Some of the sources available for affiliate products are as follows:
Affiliate marketing is a popular low-risk type of business model, where the introducer of the buyer receives a commission from the seller or party who fulfils the order.
There are many models involving drop-shipping where the seller of the product does not fulfil the order themselves. The seller places an order with the drop shipper or fulfilment company who may be in a different country, such as China. Alibaba and Ali Express are well known and successful drop shipping companies with a massive range of products available.
The products which you offer will need to satisfy the demands of purchasers, solve their problems, help them in order to be successful.
Therefore you need to choose carefully which products you choose to offer and from where to source them.
You can create your own products and services to suit your niche.
There are many known facts about the typical behaviour of customers and the processes which they employ prior to making a purchase, either online or offline.
1) Customers rarely buy upon the first contact with a product or a seller.
2) It typically takes seven times contact from the first encounter to concluding a purchase, including the research phase, familiarity and information gathering, comparison then finally purchase from a trusted seller.
3) Purchasers do not buy from sellers they do not trust.
4) Purchasers exchange money for something which they believe will solve a problem for them.
5) Customers have far greater access to information and reviews and feedback about products that has ever been the case before, so they are better-informed purchasers.
6) Customers see through scammy products and will not buy from sellers who offer these.
Consider your own process for identifying and evaluating a product before purchase and imagine that many people will follow similar processes before they decide to purchase a particular product, and then the process for identifying the supplier from whom to purchase the product.
Once you have relevant traffic, you have all the potential in the world to earn money from sales.
You can get traffic from a number of sources:
Ideally, you would want Free Traffic, but that may not be sufficient volume to achieve sales quickly enough.
Therefore many providers pay for Ads and drive traffic to their websites.
Amazon has a massive pool of potential buyers who are primed and ready to buy, so in many ways, it is an ideal marketplace, but on the other hand, there is a massive amount of competition, so prices will tend to be lower.
Customers have a perceived value about what they are prepared to pay for a product, depending on how they like to receive that product. For example, shoes may be preferred to be bought traditionally from High Street stores by some buyers, because they want to ensure the comfort and fit of the shoes.
Other buyers may be quite happy to receive something through the post by ordering online if they think that there is no risk, and they trust the seller. Especially if they have the right to return the goods if they are not satisfied for any reason.
Some customers may be prepared to pay more if they perceive there is added value from certain sellers, for example, no quibble money back guarantee, or servicing and repairs are provided.
Making money in online business is not as straightforward as many people originally anticipated.
There is a complex process of interaction and understanding between the purchaser and the seller. The purchaser has multiple choices at every stage of the transaction, and can easily be put off from buying from you at any stage of the process between introduction (or visit) and eventual purchase.
You need to establish a relationship with your prospective purchaser in order to build trust so that they would eventually buy from you, even if this may take up to seven visits before a purchaser is satisfied and has an intent to purchase from you.
In order to fully understand the Customer Purchase Lifecycle, and how to make money in online business, you may need further training, if you are not already fully aware of the process and all the variables and complex factors which contribute to it.
If you would like to see our review of Wealthy Affiliate then click here.
Wealthy Affiliate can provide you with this training if you need it, and you can sign up for a FREE account to try it out for an unlimited time, click here.
Once you have created a website on your domain, you have a framework and blank canvas upon which you can express your ideas and communicate with your audience of potential customers for your chosen niche, by creating your initial website content.
You have the opportunity to leverage the Site Content platform within Wealthy Affiliate, which will facilitate and make the process of content creation and uploading to your website a very easy process since everything is linked and compatible.
Here is the Website Content Manager training available to Free Members of Wealthy Affiliate (as well as Premium Members of course):
One of the first things which you need to do is to introduce yourself via your website content to your customers, and this is usually done using the About Me Post.
Posts are articles which allow readers to communicate with your website using comments, so they can engage with you and you with them and exchange information.
You can communicate with your readers and customers about your Brand, and what it stands for and why people would benefit from trusting you and purchasing from your Brand.
You can choose which theme to use from more than two thousand available if you subscribe to Wealthy Affiliate, and more than sufficient selection of theme options even as a Free Member.
Dependent upon which Theme you choose, you can allocate Menus at Top, Bottom or Side of the screen which enables you to Organize and Structure the Pages and Posts which comprise your content.
The Site Content Platform within Wealthy Affiliate is the Ultimate Writing Platform. It allows the user to carry out the following functions with great ease:
There are templates available within Wealthy Affiliate Site Content, which you can use, or you can create your own templates as may be required.
Within your content posts and pages, you can allocate links to other documents and sites.
Choosing the correct keywords for Search Engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo to crawl over to find the most Relevant Content and index and rank is crucial to the success of your website and Wealthy Affiliate explains how to find the right keywords using different methods such as the Alphabet Soup method and using their proprietary JAAXY keyword tool, which is available to Premium Members.
You can develop your own writing style within your posts in order to effectively communicate and engage with your audience. You need to inform, engage with and communicate with your audience using a friendly style, rather than a formal essay style.
You can enhance the effectiveness of your posts and pages by adding colour graphics, images and photographs to the content so as to make it more visually friendly and attractive to catch the readers eye.
Premium Members of Wealthy Affiliate get access to more than a million images free of charge as part of their membership subscription.
Free Members of Wealthy Affiliate can upload their own images without charge.
You can use the Wealthy Affiliate Site Content Manager on the WA Platform to easily and quickly develop new content for your website if it is hosted at WA. It is by far the easiest way to complete your own website and establish your own valuable Internet Real Estate.
If you want to see our review of Wealthy Affiliate go here.
If you would like to sign up for a FREE Wealthy Affiliate Account for an unlimited period click here. No credit or debit card required.
When considering choosing a niche for your blog, you need to consider a Niche which you are interested in and which you know about and enjoy writing about. This is because you will need to write content or articles (posts) about the Niche subject which you choose, as an Affiliate Marketer.
Sometimes it can be difficult to choose, so it may be better to decide on something which you have a passion for as you will be investing a lot of time developing content about your niche.
See the following reference for more brainstorming ideas for choosing your niche for your blog.
Choosing a niche for your blog could be almost any subject imaginable, provided that it satisfies the following criteria:
1) It must be a subject which is of interest to people, an audience because these are the potential customers for your product or service.
2) It must be legal.
3) The subject must not be too broad, otherwise, the subject will not be of sufficient focus for your audience, and it will be difficult to promote because the audience is potentially too large, and there is too much competition.
For example, Health is a subject which is too broad for a niche. There is too big a potential audience size, so we need to narrow things down to Men´s Health, or Women´s Health, or Healthy Diet, or Exercise for Health, which can be again broken down by gender or category, or by country or area.
Here are some examples of Niches which may help you when trying to find inspiration, but this is by no means a completely exhaustive list, it is just for illustration:
Here are some ideas about 21 Businesses To Start On A Shoestring, by Shelley McNeil, a book available from Alpus Academy, if you do not have specific ideas of your own which you would like to develop.
Also, you could check out this book:
How To Make Working From Home Productive, by Julian Bright.
Only you have the knowledge for choosing a niche for your blog, since only you know your own areas of expertise and interest, although there are many considerations about whether a niche will be profitable or not, not least of which is how you will monetise your blog.
Alternatively, if you would like to look at more detailed FREE training about choosing a Niche to suit you, then go to the following website and sign up (no credit card is required, and you can unsubscribe at any time): Wealthy Affiliate.com
Another option, if you have difficulty choosing a niche for your blog, is to consider promoting Wealthy Affiliate, and many WA Affiliates make a very good income from just doing that!
Specific Niche training is at the following link(no cost once you register for FREE membership: