I would like to welcome you to my site which is about becoming more than your average affiliate marketer. I have always loved writing and was curious as to how I could get work published. Then along came the internet, which was to become a very serious hobby – then a business.
My Story – How It All Began
In 2006, I was just searching around on the internet, then came across some ads as to making money online. As I continued reading, my eyes caught the sentence which said “Free Training Provided”. Well, that was enough to make me click through to the website.
The website taught me how to earn money with Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC). Using Adwords. I learnt about Clickbank. Which is an affiliate network that specialises in digital products like ebooks, software, etc, in many categories such as Health and Fitness, Parenting, Home and Garden, Arts & Entertainment, Cooking, Food & Wine, Education, Employment & Jobs.
I learned all about how to write a compelling advert in a few sentences. These adverts were to promote any Clickbank product of my choice. Well – I followed the training and within 3 days of setting up my ads and ad campaigns there was some money in my account. It was only a trickle at first, but the trickle became a steady stream. Every morning I would wake up to find that somebody had bought one of the products I advertised. This continued for 3 weeks.
I passed this news to a good friend who asked me to set up an account on her behalf as she was a young Mum who had to look after 2 children. I obliged and used the same techniques I had learned. More money!
It seemed a good idea to me that I should put more money into the successful ad campaigns. This I did, but to my surprise the next morning, my account had a big zero. The company I was training with had almost folded due to a crackdown on sites that only be made money by promoting how to create PPC campaigns. Immediately, I stopped the ad campaigns as they were costing me money.
I also set myself the goal of learning about the various aspects of internet marketing that were interesting to me – forums, basic keyword research and it’s use in ranking a site, Private Label Rights, writing compelling content, etc.
Internet Marketing is a very vast subject and I still have a lot to learn and would like to encourage you saying, that get-rich-quick schemes do NOT exist – you have to be diligent and consistent. If you take time off, that’s alright – just keep on stepping forward from where you stopped. Eyes on the Prize…
I realise now that I had learned enough about PPC to write a decent ad but one thing was missing – website creation knowledge. Email marketing and other techniques that make up a solid system.
If You Are Looking to Make Part-time Income
Then continue reading. You see, I have learnt from my mistakes and found that it is better to have a mentor who can help you along the way rather than struggling by yourself through all the jargon of internet marketing and the learning curve which, at first can be pretty steep.
For the past couple of years, I have attended internet marketing seminars by successful people who started their journey through trial and error just like I did. However, there was a common thread – hang out with successful people who have already reached where you want to go, and you will get there. One sentence from a guru could be your light bulb moment.
Instead of constantly falling and failing, you could be guided by a person who is genuine and will encourage you to succeed. Plus they would also know the ropes and pass on their secrets and systematic way of working.
The Goal Of This Site
Is to help people like yourself who want to earn money, yet are willing to take the time to go through the training provided, step by step with Wealthy Affiliate – a training program that is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Set up by two individuals who want to mentor you as well as train you.
The difference between this program and others, I have researched on the internet, is that there are over 30,000 members who are at different levels of expertise to help you if you get stuck. What also makes the difference is the speed at which your questions are answered – in seconds and minutes.
So far, I have talked with people on this program who when they started were absolute newbies. However since they continued daily to follow the training and implement it, they became successful.
I don’t classify myself as a newbie. A “knowledgeable beginner” would be a better phrase. Things happen when you take a bite of training and it tastes so good you want to eat the whole cake. It will take time, but you will be glad that you took action sooner rather than later.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave in the comments section and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,