So you are new to Affiliate Marketing? Wondering what it’s all about? How to get started? Not sure if you can do it? Afraid to spend the money to get started? Concerned about scams (and you should be)?
Well, you are in the right place to get answers to all of those questions, and I am here to get them for you. My name is Joe (no, really, it is). I was where you are now, asking those same questions. I ran across an add for Wealthy Affiliate, decided to give it a try…I began as a Starter Member for free, was so impressed with what I saw and learned, I elevated my membership to the Premium Level at the end of my first week, and haven’t looked back. You are welcome to learn more about me personally in my About Joe post here on this website and my Profile at Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate can get just about anyone started in affiliate marketing, and website development in general. FOR FREE!!! Yes, you can get started, see what it’s all about, without spending a dime –NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED!!!
You begin as a Starter Member, and you can remain a Starter Member for as long as you like. As a Starter Member you can have 2 free websites hosted on Wealthy Affiliate’s Siterubix.com platform for as long as you remain a Starter Member, and it stays yours when you decide to go Premium…notice I said “when”, not “if”? Hint hint…
As an Amazon Affiliate, or as an affiliate for another retailer, you post about your niche (products you are passionate about and have knowledge of). In your posts, you have images and links back to where the item is advertised in Amazon or another retailer. If your reader makes a purchase through your link, you receive a commission from Amazon or the retailer on the sale. Amazon has millions of products that you can choose from, and you don’t have to limit yourself to just one.
For example, if your niche was vacuum cleaners, you could write a review of your vacuum cleaner and link not only it, but filters, bags, accessory hoses, attachments, etc. If you widened your niche a bit to, say to household cleaning, you could include posts that included carpet cleaners, brooms, mops, sponges, cleaning liquids, sprays, dusting equipment, etc. See where I’m going with this?
And Amazon isn’t the only merchandiser that has an affiliate program…Wealthy Affiliate does, too. in fact, that is the purpose of this post. If anyone joins Wealthy Affiliate through this post, I will receive a commission, and also if that person upgrades to the Premium level…but only as long as they remain a member–if they leave, no more commission. It doesn’t make sense to market a product that is just going to be returned. I would not waste my time doing this if I didn’t have complete confidence in Wealthy Affiliate’s ability to teach and help you to be successful. And yes, you can do the same.
Now lets talk about your website. Yes, YOUR WEBSITE!!!
To create your website takes literally seconds. Then comes the fun part. Learning how to set it up and turn it into a money making machine. Selecting your theme, getting your site recognized by the search engines. Make no mistake, however, it will not happen overnight. It will take time, and you will get out of it what you put into it. You will learn how to write posts with positive content and rich keywords, and you will fiddle with this and that.
Ah, keywords–I thought you would ask.
Keywords, placed by you in your posts, are words and phrases used by search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo) to locate what the Searcher is looking for. Wealthy Affiliate provides access (did I mention FREE access?) to Jaaxy, which gives you access to millions of keywords.
The stronger your keywords, the quicker the search engines locate your post and the higher it gets ranked. Jaaxy lets you save (and export, I learned the other day) similar keywords in lists for future reference. These keywords are assigned numerical values to indicate how many times they are searched for and how many articles there are that those keywords are found in on the internet. You can also use Jaaxy to check the ranking of your posts by the search engines. Jaaxy also has an affiliate program.
The Wealthy Affiliate community consists of over several hundred thousand members, from those that joined today back fourteen years or more. Members receive help from not only the owners, Kyle and Carson with a staff of 25, but also Jay, with his weekly Live Training WAbinars, and thousands of WA members sharing their knowledge and experiences. We all want to see each other succeed, and offer help in Live Chat and “Ask A Question”.
While the Starter Membership is great, the Premium Membership is fantastic–check out the comparison in the chart below:
Premium has so much more to offer, and the price pales in comparison to the competition. The choice, obviously is yours–you decide if what you have experienced so far is worth the minimal cost of the Premium Membership.
The hosting alone is amazing–25 free sites hosted on Siterubix.com, AND 25 more hosted free on your own domains…I have one site on Siterubix and two on domains that I purchased for $13.99 each per year.
In my opinion, the smart move is to take advantage of the free Starter Membership to see for yourself what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer, and when you are confidant of what you see, advance to the Premium level.
And that level is month-by-month…you do not have to commit to a specific length of time. You do have the option, however, of upgrading to Yearly for an annual payment of $359, which equates to an average monthly cost of less than $30. Just recently, Kyle announced the addition of a 6 month membership for $234, which equates to average monthly cost of $39. I took this past advantage Thanksgiving of the limited time Black Friday offer of Yearly for $299…I can’t guarantee that the same offer will be available next year, but I imagine it will be.
You should now have a pretty good idea of what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. If you want to learn more, go here and read my 2018 review of Wealthy Affiliate, and then jump in the shallow end for FREE, and experience it first hand for yourself. I hope I have given you enough information to make that move. If you have questions or comments, please leave them below and I will get back to you with answers or replies as soon as I can.
Best wishes for your success,