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Wealthy Affiliate Review|Getting Started

Wealthy Affiliate|Years in the Making

So starting with this post, I am going to make a wealthy affiliate review. As in a review of the wealthy affiliate program.

I have been “dabbling” online since 2009 and have generated quite a bit of income from different programs through the years.

The one program or opportunity that I have never been involved with is the Wealthy Affiliate program.

Why?

I’m really not sure. Partly, I think, is because I have always been able to generate a bit of income and was never really interested in affiliate marketing.

However, times change and I have decided to change with the times.

What is Affiliate Marketing

The first thing you may ask is what is affiliate marketing, the type of marketing that Wealthy Affiliate promotes.

The quick definition I found is: A marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals

Basically, what many do is set up a website promoting a particular niche such as weddings, baby mama, fishing, camping, etc.

With these sites a lot of folks will do a review of a product or series of products with links to purchase these products listed inside of the review or at the end of the review.

This is just one strategy, the review strategy, but it works.

As visitors click onto the “affiliate” link that you provide in your review, they will then be directed to the store or company that sells this product.

If your referral makes a purchase, you are then sent a commission for that referral’s purchase.

Simple.

Why do a Wealthy Affiliate review?

As stated above, I’ve been marketing online since 2009, but Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and that makes them, after 14 years of success, very attractive to me.

Why do a review now?

That may be a better question, but to be honest I simply haven’t had an interest, until now, to get involved with an affiliate type of program.

Plus…I’m quite interested in the training that they have created through the years and I want to see what it is that they have.

One thing about any company or any marketer, after 14 years of being in business and finding success as WA has, they probably have a few tidbits of knowledge to share!

The Wealthy Affiliate Program

If you click onto the wealthy affiliate website and go to their pricing, there is a free membership, which is a good way to get people to “check it out.”

The membership comes with quite a bit of information and at the very least, I would think a person could figure out if they actually want to take the next step to becoming a paid member.

Also, as you can see from their own website, there is a “zero risk” guarantee with their program and many testimonials through the years to back up quite a bit of success for the students as well.

Wealthy Affiliate Review up to this Point

Obviously, I haven’t done too much yet, but stay posted as I will be writing additional information about the Wealthy Affiliate program here and on my YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/elitemarketingsystem

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Is there really a 97% failure rate with online businesses and opportunities?

The truth is that no one really knows where this statistic comes from, although many throw it around as if it were common knowledge.

My guess is that this statistic is a distorted version of a U.S. Department of Labor statistic concerning business start-ups over a 5 year period.

Whether or not this is true, let’s assume for a moment that there is a 97% failure rate with online business start-ups; I actually believe there is a higher failure rate than that, what are the reasons and what can you do about it?

In this video/podcast episode I discuss the reasons that people fail…

…and how you can avoid the pitfalls yourself.

See it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KlxIA5jzCFc

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While looking for a photo for this blog post and this podcast episode, I stumbled across the image above.

It was an “oh wow!” moment indeed and a great question.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Is there another question out there that is quite as profound as this one with regard to self-limiting beliefs?

I often ask my prospects if they KNEW that they would succeed with an opportunity, wouldn’t they take it?

Of course they would, so what is it that keeps them from doing so?

The answer of course is fear.

Fear is the one emotion that can be paralyzing, that can “keep us in our place” or at least within our comfort zones.

Afraid of losing your job (i.e. your income producing activity) if your opportunity doesn’t pan out.

Afraid of looking silly or stupid…often times from people that have no real impact on your life in the first place.

Afraid of failure, afraid of success, afraid to take any action at all that might rock the boat of mediocrity.

Success isn’t easy, but not because there are struggles that can’t be overcome.

More often than not, it’s the unknown that we are afraid of, what could possibly happen.

I hope you enjoy this podcast.

A quick disclaimer, my mic sock was not on the mic so the audio is a little rough. Sorry about that, but I thought the information was worthy of being posted anyway.

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Podcast: Should You Quit Your Job?

OK, this is yet another rant.

But it’s one you should really listen to.

So many people tell me that they “hate” their jobs, “hate” their boss, “hate” traffic or whatever.

The problem is that those very same people will do very little to change it.

While I do believe that for many the idea of changing from a job to a business can be a great unknown and it is, change is what must take place to achieve anything different.

In this podcast, I have incorporated another’s words. I found a podcast from Joe Rogan that I just had to share with you. I think you will like it.

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The Real Secret to Success!

For all of you out there worried about being scammed by some over anxious, hyped-up marketer, worry no longer!

The truth about failure and success online, for the most part, is covered in this video I found on YouTube.

I usually do not post such videos on my blog, but in this case, I feel that it can do a LOT of good for a LOT of people.

So I hope you enjoy the video.

If you would like to watch it on YouTube, click HERE!

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Big Ticket Programs That Work

As most of you know, I’m a sucker for the big ticket or high tier program.

I like the fact that you can make a ton of money very quickly and that I do not have to warehouse any product, ship any product, or pretty much do anything other than click a few buttons on my laptop to make a sale or to complete the sale.

I started online over 9 years ago with a cash gifting program…that worked for me.

Now days, we “know better” than to get involved with a gifting program, BUT what about a big ticket program?

In this podcast, I talk about three big ticket programs that have been around for a while and are still crushing it!

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When Things Go Wrong!

“If you wan to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” – Woody Allen

It would seem that it is not enough that building a business can be tough. You have to learn a lot, develop skills, and do things that you never thought you’d be doing when you decided you wanted to go to work for yourself.

No matter what business you are involved with, no matter what niche, no matter whether or not it is online or a traditional brick and mortar things are going to go wrong!

The question is, what are you going to do about it?

Sometimes the answer to that question is nothing and sometimes that’s exactly what can be done.

What is more important is to know that bad things are going to happen, but keeping your mindset right needs to be your number one priority.

Positive Facebook Memes

Like most entrepreneurs, I try to keep my focus on my work and keep my mind in a positive state, but let’s face it, some days you just want to punch the wall and call it quits.

And those damn Facebook memes do not help one bit…at least not always, but it is important to keep the proper perspective and not blow things out of proportion.

The one day that you are counting on an employee to show up for a big meeting is the very day they will call in sick.

The perfect presentation that you have slaved over for a month is going to get lost or deleted by accident.

When you are on the way to present your million dollar idea to a group of investors, your car isn’t going to start.

I could name a million things that could happen at any given moment that you may have to deal with, things that you will feel like strangling someone, anyone over…in the moment.

Dealing with these “mishaps” though is a part of an entrepreneurs life and while I can’t guarantee you success with anything that you are currently undertaking, I can guarantee you that these mishaps will show up when you least likely expect them.

What to Do?

So what do you do when things go wrong?

First, realize that this is a temporary situation and don’t panic. A year from now you will laugh and it will be a great story to tell other dreamers thinking of taking up the entrepreneurial path.

Second, take obstacles head on when possible. Do not put things off. If the IRS is calling and wanting to audit your books, get with your CPA or accounting professional and develop a strategy.

If the car breaks down, do what you have to do to reschedule your meeting, fix the car and step back up to the plate.

Third, realize that there is no one golden moment that will keep you from achieving your ultimate goals.

Yes, you may lose a client or two over the years, but keep your nose to the grindstone and keep on keeping on. Work through the tough times.

Business can be tough, especially when nothing seems to be going right, but the one thing that you can take comfort in is that EVERYONE has to deal with mishaps and missteps along the way to success.

Focus on what it is that you want and why it is so important for you to accomplish that goal. You will find a way.

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Podcast: How to Build Your Dream

Build Your Own Dream

What is wrong with everyone?

Do you like being a slave?

Yes, I’m about to go on another rant…and this time everyone is in my sights!

What’s the deal?

The deal is I’m sick and tired of listening to people tell me how they want this or they want that and they do absolutely nothing about it.

Today’s podcast is going to address some of this….I hope I piss you off (at least enough to take some action!)

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Video: Stop Selling and Start Telling!

You Don’t Have to Sell

In the video below, and on my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/elitemarketingsystem, I discuss the fact that you DO NOT have to be a great sales person to generate online income.

Now, I am not going to say that you do not have to sell, that would simply be a lie, but you do not have to possess any fancy sales skills.

Why?

Because the key to making those sales online relies mainly on two things.

Number one, you want to target the best audience possible for your opportunity, product or service.

You can do this in a variety of ways, but I like using free tools like the Google Keyword Planner.

You do have to have a Google account for this, but that shouldn’t be a big deal.

Second, you need to provide information to your audience.

If you have targeted your audience in the first step of this process then you will want to figure out what challenges that audience has.

Do they want to generate more money? Need more time?

Maybe they are just sick and tired of the daily grind of the rat race.

Whatever it is, you need to identify those challenges or problems and create the information that solves those challenges or problems.

Anyway, I have more detail in the video, so check it out!

See you at the top!

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