How To Make Money Online For FREE – REALLY!!!

I guess that heading really hit the mark, but before you decide to jump ship, now you are here wouldn’t it be wise to hang around for a while and maybe, just maybe I have some great news for you.How To Make Money Online For Free

How to make money online for free is a very popular keyword phrase as you can see by the below image.

How To Make Money

On average 10221 people key that same keyword phrase into Google, not to mention the different variations of the same keyword, so we are probably talking about hundreds of thousands of people searching for ways to make money online for free.

When I first started looking online I went down the same path and you want to know something, I couldn’t find a single place where I could earn a decent living from for free. There was always a money element somewhere along the way.

I’m sure you have heard the saying “You get nothing in this world for free”

That may be correct in most cases, but if you look hard enough you are certain to find something that you can try for free. That is what happened to me and the best decision I ever made, and if you read this article to the end then I will give you an opportunity that won’t cost you a dime.

I guess the main goal with the internet that we are all looking for is to be independent and financially secure, right?

We are all looking for the day when we can tell our boss where to go. A dream for many but a reality for some!

OK, let’s cut the waffle and get right into it.


Had Enough of the “BS” and Looking for a New Direction to become Financially Secure?

OK, so I guess you have been down the same road as many, including myself, where you are sat all day clicking on ads for measly points that you turn into cash at some point, maybe 1-2 months down the road for 20 bucks, or filling in surveys only to be told time and time again that you didn’t qualify. Does that sound familiar?

If you want to carry on with those sites then be my guest and this isn’t for you, but if you want to turn your life around and learn something that you can truly benefit from. A passive income, that generates cash 24/7/365, where you can work anywhere, when you want and at your own pace, because all you need is an internet connection, then please read on.


If you haven’t already guessed, I am talking about Affiliate Marketing…

If you are unsure of just what this is all about then you could take a look at a review that I wrote some time ago, or you can listen to the shortened version right here.

By 2020 the affiliate marketing industry is forecast to be worth around a 12 billion dollar industry and no better time than the present to get involved with.

First off, the business model of affiliate marketing is very simple and straightforward.

Vendor — Affiliate Marketer — Customer

That’s it, you promote vendor products to the customer and when you make a sale you are paid by way of commissions.

Ok, so that is the simplistic version, but there is a little more to it than that.

The beauty of this business model is… 

You don’t hold any stocks, in other words, you don’t need a warehouse, meaning that you don’t have to shell out money for any products.

You don’t need to manage stocks because that is all taken care of for you, even the order management, shipping, returns and aftersales.

There are no overheads other than what you normally pay for because all you need is an internet connection and device.

There are no restrictions on where you can run this business either. Not like having to drive into work to check paperwork or ensure the orders are placed correctly. Nothing like that! You could be travelling around the world!

Anybody can do this, trust me I am

Seriously that is not beyond the realms because many people I know are doing just that, travelling and working. All you need is an internet connection. I am not because I have family commitments but a few years back and yes that would be me too.


Google is where it is all happening, where millions of people are searching for everything you could possibly think of.

A few facts about Google, in this present day.Google search engine

There are around 69,000 searches every single second of the day where people are searching for things like…

  • How to plumb in a toilet
  • How to make money online for free
  • Best Samsung tv for under $1000
  • How to wire a plug
  • How to make a chicken curry
  • How to train a puppy dog
  • Best affiliate marketing training

That’s approximately 6 billion (6,000,000,000) searches keyed into Google every single day and with nearly 3.9 billion (and climbing) with access to the internet, then really all Google is, is a massive shop, just like Amazon but a lot bigger!


How Does this Affiliate Marketing Business Model Work?

The job of an affiliate marketer is to help and offer solutions to a particular problem or issue with what people are looking for. There are no hard sales tactics because as you probably know they just don’t work.

Of course, we can’t help all the millions of people who are typing in nearly 6 billion searches every day can we, but we can help a portion of those.

If you looked at what those people were searching for and broke the 6 billion search terms into groups or categories then we could find something that you would be interested in, right? Of course, we could!

The 4 Simple Steps To Success

Step 1 – Choose an Interest, what you might call a Niche

This could be a hobby and something you are passionate about, like Golf, Fishing, Tennis, Camping, Dog Training. It could be anything that relates to what people are searching for.

A very popular keyword is one that you typed into Google to get to this post. “How to make money online” or something similar.

This is part of the “Make Money Online ” NICHE!

So let’s use this as our example, right!


Step 2 – Build Your Website

Now we have decided on what our Niche is going to be about, it is time to create our Website, and I’m not going to bang on too much about this because nowadays this is very straightforward and this will be explained in great detail if you decided to become a free member.

Suffice to say, that nowadays due to advancement in technology everything is pretty straightforward with no background knowledge required in HTML, Java, Graphic designing, etc. Those days are well and truly in the past!

In fact, I have seen a website created in less than 1 minute, which I’m not able to do. It might take me 5 minutes tops!


Step 3 – Attract Visitors…How to get your Website in front of all those people searching on Google. You know the millions typing in close to 6 billion search phrases each and every day. 

We have our Niche and have created our website. Now its time to get our website in front of those people.

A really massive crowd where people are just looking for solutions to their questions.

Now we have our website created we have to now start writing content or “blog posts” which you will probably know them as.

“I was never a writer before I got involved with this business and the last letter I wrote was maybe over 5 years ago, but since I started this business I have found that I love writing which as totally surprised me.” If you don’t try, then you will never know, will you?

What do I write about?

Well your niche, what else!

OK, as I mentioned, we will be using   “How to make money online” as our example.

So let’s type this into the Jaaxy Keyword Tool like so!

Jaaxy How To Make Money Online

As you can see in the above image, right at the top of a list we have our main keyword which is “how to make money online” and immediately below this, we have another 5 different keywords that relate to the same thing. There are many more, we just couldn’t fit them all on the screen!

Can you see next to the keywords there are columns? Well pay particular attention to,

Avg and Traffic

Avg – The average number of people typing that exact phrase into Google over a monthly period.

Traffic – Is the number of subscribers that we could attract if we managed to get our “blog post” on page 1 of Google. (don’t worry, not as difficult as you may think)

Those 6 Keywords that are listed…

We could potentially use as the title of our “blog posts”, so straight off the bat, we have 6 posts that we could write and quite possibly get access to around 200,000 people or prospective subscribers.

Why we use a Keyword Research Tool like Jaaxy

We would use a keyword tool like Jaaxy to find keywords that relate to our Niche, which have a certain amount of Traffic and are not too competitive.

We would use those keywords as the title of our “blog posts” and over time our website will grow because all we will be doing is writing content and adding them to our website.

Each “blog post” attracts a certain amount of traffic and all we are doing is grabbing a small portion of that 6 billion, and the more posts you add to your website the more people you attract which will eventually turn into subscribers.

How do I find ideas to write my blog posts about?

You would do your research on the Internet and in Google.

Type in your chosen “keyword” either in brackets or without and check what other affiliates are writing about. There are literally thousands of areas you could exploit.

A little secret I will disclose…Type your niche or keyword into the Google search engine, and check the 1st 3 pages of the search results. All your research can be done there!

But, why would I want to use or copy other peoples stuff?

Well, you don’t copy other peoples work, because it has to be different and original otherwise Google will penalise you. All you are doing is getting ideas, that’s all!

You could even be using the same keyword phrase and by writing more original content over time Google could rank you higher.

How do I Make Money?

Well before you have written and published your great content that is going to help your future subscribers, you will need to offer a solution to the reader’s quest.

This is where you would offer a product which would go on your blog post that you are helping out your readers with.

How do I do that?

As you know this article is about affiliate marketing and therefore part of this process is offering a product to your reader as part of the solution. Sort of like the “icing on the cake”.

If your niche was in the “Make Money Online” niche like I am in then you could offer a training platform that you was part of as your solution.

There are literally thousands of Affiliate Programs that you can join for free, and all you would do is find one or two, or maybe several. Sign up to the affiliate program and promote a product or products.

Just type “your niche” + affiliate program into Google and instantly displayed there will be tons of programs you could join.

Anything you could think of there surely will be an affiliate program that you could use!

Every sale you make you will get a commission, and that’s pretty much it.


Are you ready to take that first major step to a better secure life?

I said I had something for you if you lasted the course.

If you hadn’t already noticed from the main image at the top of this review we are talking about Wealthy Affiliate, which is a training platform which has been around for well over a decade and has seen over 1.4 million members go through the training, and in 2017 alone helped over 220,000 members create their first websites.

Received in 193 countries worldwide. That’s almost every country on the entire planet.

This is 100% free to join where there will be no credit card details asked for and there are no Upsells to worry about either.

How I joined and became a member

I joined as a free member and took advantage of the discounted $19 (but, you don’t have to) for the first month as a premium member and I will tell you why.

You see (for me) to fully evaluate the platform I wanted everything available so that I could check out what was on offer, which gave me 5 weeks to do my research. If after 5 weeks I didn’t like what I saw and it wasn’t for me, then I was just going to call it a day, and all I’d have lost would have been $19.

You could, of course, stay as a free member and still make money, as many members are currently doing, but if you were serious about all this then why wouldn’t you upgrade to premium?

But, check it out for free like everybody does, and remember you will have me on your side to guide you through the whole process!

If it’s not for you then you can just call it a day or you could stay as a FREE member forever if that is what you want, that is not a problem.

If you are looking for how to make money online for free, there is no better training platform out there that comes close to Wealthy Affiliate.

The best decision I made so why not take it for a spin and see for yourself, and remember this, I would not promote anything I wasn’t 100% certain about, and with Wealthy Affiliate, I am 120+% certain!

Learn how to build an online business the right way and from people who have been successful and who are prepared to help you.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please leave them below in the comments, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

All the best and good luck on your journey

Mick

 

ClickBank University 2.0 Review 2018: Is It Worth the Money?

Anybody researching ways to make money online will have come across ClickBank at some point, a very popular platform where vendors and affiliate marketers can make a decent living from, but if you are just starting out on this journey,  can ClickBank University 2.0 set you up for success?What is ClickBank University About

Throughout your research, as a newcomer coming into the “Make Money Online” niche, you will know that affiliate marketing is a great way to earn a good living from with the easiest business model to grasp and with very little outlay.

Easy model it may be, but easy to make a good living from it may not be. More on that a little later!

ClickBank along with Commission Junction (currently CJ Affiliate) were the first 2 affiliate networks that came on stream just over 20 years ago, and since then many more networks have formed making competition high which means more products are required for affiliates to promote.

ClickBank University 2.0 addresses this issue on 2 levels, firstly the Vendor and product creation followed by the affiliate marketer and how to promote Clickbank vendor products.

In this ClickBank University 2.0 review, I will uncover everything you need to know about the training, and whether it is what you are looking for, but more importantly, is it really worth the money and are there better options out there.


ClickBank University 2.0 Logo

  • Owners: Kinetics Inc
  • Product: ClickBank University 2.0
  • Description: A course for budding affiliate marketers and product creators.
  • Founders: Adam Horwitz & Justin Atlan
  • Founded: First launched in 2014 and upgraded in 2016 to CBU 2.0
  • Based: US
  • Price: $47/month
  • Upsells: $691
  • First Year Costs: $1255 followed by $564 yearly
  • Based in: US
  • Recommended: NO
  • Description: On reflection, the ClickBank University 2.0 course for anybody coming into this industry does seem like a good course to get a basic understanding, but I believe a little on the expensive side, but all will be revealed.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is ClickBank University About?
  2. What you need to know first before you purchase CBU 2.0
  3. What you get with the ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course
  4. ClickBank University 2.0 Costs
  5. ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons
  6. ClickBank University 2.0 Review – Final thoughts!
  7. Comments

What is ClickBank University About?

ClickBank University Login
ClickBank University Login

If you have been researching long enough then you will have seen the many unscrupulous so-called gurus out there showing you their spin on how to create digital products and how to market them to the masses.

Granted there are some very good products/courses out there, but as a percentage of the many hundreds and thousands that are available to you, only a very small percentage have any real value worthy of your time and money.

Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan saw an opportunity and in 2014 ClickBank University was launched, to focus mainly on Vendors and how to create products and get them to market, and within 6 months it had generated over 1 million dollars in sales.

Over the years since the CBU 1.0 was launched, it has had its fair share of negative feedback, but the new improved version which hit the market in 2016 seems to be on a better track, with an improved course where you can not only learn how to create your own products but also touches base on affiliate marketing.

What’s happened to the ClickBank Marketplace?

I know in more recent times that the ClickBank MarketPlace as taken a hammering regarding the quality of products available and quite rightly so too!

Just a quick look at the marketplace shows me that there are currently  4730 active products for the fixed date period of which only 160 products have a gravity of 20+. When selecting products you should aim for around 20+ for gravity!

Gravity meaning, most popular and a way of excluding all the crap. Now, I don’t know about you but I would say the ClickBank Marketplace is somewhat lacking in great products to promote, wouldn’t you think?

This still doesn’t actually tell me that those 160 products are worthy of promoting because you have to check all sorts of other parameters first and that would take a little time to explain.

I’m sure this isn’t the reason (or maybe it is) but creating the ClickBank University 2.0 training course could sort out a few issues here and could be a clever way of replenishing the ClickBank Marketplace’s database! It’s just a thought!


What you need to know first before you purchase ClickBank University 2.0

What exactly are you looking for in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course?

If you are wanting to learn how to become an affiliate marketer, then I do believe this course may not be for you, and whilst there is an 8-week course devoted to affiliate marketing, in my opinion, the course doesn’t go into this subject in too greater detail.

If its the vendor side and owning your own product that interests you then this course along with the ClickBank Builder 2.0 might be right for you, but creating a product is a massive step, because there are so many parameters involved for it to become a partial success, nevermind a complete success where it earns you the big bucks.

What I hate about purchasing online…

…is the fact that most vendors are not upfront with their products before you make that purchase, and you only find this out when you have entered your credit card details and hit the purchase button.

If the product is so good (like CBU 2.0 is saying) then why can’t the sales page disclose everything about the product including upsells, down sells, etc before we get to the purchase stage?

It does rile me and the funny thing about this is that the ClickBank University 2.0 course is going to teach you as vendors how to do this very same thing.

So do I really need ClickBank Builder 2.0?

ClickBank University 2.0 try to sell you the ClickBank Builder 2 but only after you have purchased the $47 a month membership, which is not cool because there is no mention of it prior to paying the membership fee!

Although purchasing ClickBank Builder 2 is an option and not compulsory, it is assumed that you will indeed purchase the product, however, I do think you would struggle with the course without it.

Purchasing the ClickBank Builder 2 software also commits and locks you into ClickBank as your host, which sort of restricts you, and as it is early days then we may not want to commit to this!

Whilst I did like the sales video, it does take on a somewhat strange sales tactic towards the end…

Where it’s like a script to another Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, where the robots are coming and taking over the world and our jobs, which may be true to some extent, but it all seems that they are trying to mess with your head and then out of the blue ClickBank University 2.0 is here to save the day.

I know you might think I’m going a little over the top in my analogy, but if you watched the video then I’m sure you will understand and know where I am coming from.

If the product is so good then it should sell itself without the corny sales tactics. No need for it ClickBank!

False hopes of earning…

Another thing I don’t like are the promises of success and that you will be earning from the 1st day on the course.

Nobody should promise this and the real truth is that joining ClickBank University 2.0 will not guarantee you success and you certainly won’t be earning from day 1.


What you get with ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course

For what you get with all the training that is now included with the new version of ClickBank University 2.0 it does appear to be good value for anybody new to affiliate marketing with a view to creating their own digital product.

8-Week Affiliate Marketing Training by Adam Horwitz

This is a course created obviously withCBU 2.0 Affiliate training the newbie in mind and therefore anything you know or think you know should be put to one side, because here Adam comes with some pretty impressive credentials.
Not too sure just what you can cram into an 8-weeks training course though, because that amount of time even if you devoted 24/7, in my mind wouldn’t be enough.

 

According to the ClickBank University 2.0 sales page…

“The 8-week Affiliate Track is for those who want to make easy money promoting other people’s products. It’s great if you’re… ”

  1. Just starting out making money on the internet
  2. Haven’t generated tons of money online yet
  3. Don’t want to create a product or even a Website
  • Not sure I agree with some of what has been said here!
  • 2 Major Issues I can see…
  1. Easy money, really! If it was so easy then everybody would be doing it, right?
  2. If you want to make an impact and an online presence then you do need to have a website and not just a few landing/squeeze pages.

Nothing is easy especially as an affiliate marketer and you will notice this very quickly.

  •  Contents of the affiliate marketing course
  • Week 1 – Intro, affiliate marketing, ClickBank and your goals.
  • Week 2 – Understanding affiliate marketing and navigating through CB.
  • Week 3 – Finding a profitable niche and a product to promote. 
  • Week 4 – About sales funnels and creating a landing/squeeze pages.
  • Week 5 – Creating and outsourcing content to give to your subscribers.
  • Week 6 – Email marketing and how to nurture your subscribers.
  • Week 7 – Email marketing, broadcasts, automation, quality content.
  • Week 8 – Scaling your business and taking it to the next level.
  • Bonus – Affiliate promotions, soft and hard sell.

The affiliate marketing course within CBU 2.0 is good for anybody who is coming into this industry without any prior knowledge, but wouldn’t be my number one choice.

With the ClickBank University 2.0 training, the emphasis is on “Paid Traffic” which can drive the costs through the roof if you don’t know what you are doing. Traffic is a massive area to cover!

If you are looking to become an affiliate marketer, then you do need to learn how to build a website and learn how to get traffic for free, and I would suggest taking a look at this training platform, which has been around for  over 12 years and covers everything that CBU 2.0 covers but much, much more.

12 – Week Vendor Course by Justin Atlan

This 12-week course is quite extensive ClickBank University Vendorso for anybody just coming into Internet Marketing they might find everything a little overwhelming.

Specifically geared towards Vendors wishing to learn how to build their own products and all the good stuff with getting the product out to the ClickBank Marketplace.

Contents of the Vendor course

  • Week 1 – How everything works, mindset, product plan and goals.
  • Week 2 – Discovering your niche/product,  and your competition.
  • Week 3 – Creating your avatar.
  • Week 4 – Course content creation and how to outsource.
  • Week 5 – How to create the perfect upsell to maximise profit.
  • Week 6 – How to create a high converting sales pages.
  • Week 7 – How to create a video sales letter.
  • Week 8 – Completion of the product using the ClickBank builder.
  • Week 9 – Uploading and selling with the ClickBank Marketplace.
  • Week 10-What joint ventures are,
  • Week 11- Checking all the elements by split testing.
  • Week 12- How to scale up and monetize.

Bonus – How to sell high ticket products on Webinars

Weekly Live Video Webinar

Another addition to the ClickBank University 2.0 is the weekly video live stream where you get to discuss with the trainers any queries that you may have throughout your training.

Just how these are going to work with the short time available is beyond me as I am sure everyone will have numerous questions to ask.

ClickBank Builder 2.0

ClickBank Builder 2.0 has come along somewhat since the first version was launched, which was originally to go hand-in-hand with the vendor course and creating your own product, and everything to do with sales pages and getting the product to market

In this version, they have accommodated the affiliate marketer and expanded it somewhat to help the affiliate marketer more.

Private FaceBook Support Group

Access to their private FaceBook group, where you can get support, although answers to questions are not forthcoming, and you might if you are lucky, find Adam and Justin participating within the group.

ClickBank Toolkit

Advice and offers on tools that ClickBank recommend.

Bi-Weekly Classes

Every couple of weeks Adam and Justin will be bringing in experts to pass on their knowledge and experiences which can be good especially for your morale.

Live ClickBank Events 

These are events reserved for CBU 2.0 members which you can attend at a significantly reduced cost.

The Traffic Centre

They state that the traffic centre will disclose how you can generate unlimited amounts of traffic practically on demand. Really, considering this is the most important aspect of affiliate marketing I find this hard to believe.

Advanced Training

They have added this training to widen the exposure to traffic in more detail and covers the areas listed below.

  • Facebook advertising
  • Leveraging YouTube
  • SEO and more

ClickBank University 2.0 Costs

When I am purchasing anything I like to see just where my money is going before I make a commitment.

CBU 2.0 Course Costs

There are 2 methods to pay for the course, you either pay up front or you pay by instalments.

Upfront

  • $47 for the monthly subscription
  • $594 for the ClickBank Builder
  • $97 for the advanced training

Total outlay = $738

Upfront yearly cost =   1st year / ($47 * 12) = $564 + $594 + $97 = $1255

Installments yearly cost = 1st year = $1341

2nd year and beyond = $564

I don’t have a problem with upsells, it’s the way that they try and sneakily get you to pay for them, because for anybody new to this type of business unless you have researched ClickBank University 2.0 thoroughly, and checked out the sales page, then you wouldn’t have a clue until you had paid for the first element of the course which in this case is the $47.


ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons

Pros 

The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

With the promise of a 30-day money back guarantee which ClickBank University 2.0 offers that is surely a good thing and should give you more than enough time to decide whether this is right for you or not.

However, get distracted or forget about the time period and you will be sort of committed but at least you will have ClickBank Builder 2.0 for life if indeed you did purchase it in the first place.

Cons

Training locked

We all have different work ethics and work at a different pace so how frustrating can it be to find yourself locked out of the next course video when all you are trying to do is complete the course schedule so that you can move onto making some real money?

The course levels for both the vendor and affiliate are on what looks like some sort of time lock and CBU 2.0 unlocks certain elements when they think the time is right.

Frustrating it may well be because you’ve paid your money, but CBU 2.0 tells us this is to avoid missing out any steps within the training. Of course, the way around this would be to create a support ticket but even that doesn’t really make any sense.

Focus on Paid Traffic

The 8-week affiliate marketing course covers only paid traffic with an enthesis on FaceBook and Instagram.

Apparently, in CBU 2.0 they have included some advanced training which comes separately to the 8-week course as an upsell which costs $97, which is supposed to cover SEO and getting traffic for free, but if you decide to not pay for this then you will miss out.

As far as I am concerned this should be all part of the 8-week course so there is no reason to miss out on this very important area.

Weekly Webinars

Weekly webinars are just not enough to cover the previous weeks training that I’m sure you will have a ton of questions to ask about.

Lack of Real Affiliate Marketing Training

Whilst this 8-week course will give you an insight into affiliate marketing and what it entails, in my mind the course itinerary seems a little weak. I have heard people mention that they just think its a bolt-on to widen the audience, but for a newbie, you will at least learn the basics, but a little on the expensive side just to learn the basics, don’t you think?


ClickBank University Review 2.0 – Final Thoughts!

The biggest challenge for anybody taking part in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course is creating your very own affiliate product.

You are going to need to have…

  • A great idea for a product in a great niche
  • Depending on the product it can cost 100’s and sometimes 1,000’s
  • One that’s going to get you sales
  • Need to get positive reviews
  • Have to convince the affiliate marketer to promote your product.
  • Need to create additional great products to promote as upsells.

For anybody coming into this industry and creating your very own product is just beyond many peoples’ capabilities and something that more experienced affiliate marketers sometimes only get into a few years down the road.

I do believe that you need a good understanding in affiliate marketing first before you dive into product creation, and having to pay out $1255 upfront for the 1st year followed by $564 yearly thereafter is a little on the expensive side for me.

What they also don’t tell you is that Paid Traffic can end up costing you a small fortune unless you know what you are doing. SEO is the way to go when talking about Free Traffic and once it starts coming it just keeps coming.

For the affiliate marketing training, I believe that Wealthy Affiliate University is more than capable of providing you with everything you would need to know and the beauty about this is it is free to join so that you can check it out for yourself. No UPSELLS and NO CREDITS asked for here!


Comments

I hope this review gave you an understanding of what the ClickBank University 2.0 course offers and hopefully helped in your research.

If you liked the review then why not share amongst your friends.

Maybe you are already a member or have been a member in the past and would like to share your experiences?

All comments will be answered.

Until next time.

Mick

ClickBank MarketPlace Review 2018: Can You Still Make Money?

Many of you will have heard of ClickBank as it’s the first place many of us go to when we are trying to earn money as an affiliate marketer, and the ClickBank MarketPlace is the place to go when you need a product to promote, but can you still make money with this affiliate network?ClickBank MarketPlaceFor those who don’t know what ClickBank is.

It’s what’s called an affiliate network…

…where Vendors; that’s product creators can go and upload their own product details, in this case to the ClickBank MarketPlace, which is just like a database and made available to everyone.

…and…

…where ordinary customers and affiliate marketers can go and search out these products to either purchase for themselves or promote to other people.


ClickBank.com was the first affiliate network to come on stream over 20 years ago now and was the place to go to when you were looking for great products to promote as an affiliate marketer, and why not as you can find many products in the MarketPlace with commissions as high as 75%.

Over the last decade or so many other affiliate networks have got in on the act which is great for the affiliate marketer, but for ClickBank not so great as this means less business through competition.

ClickBank is still (or so they say) one of the top affiliate networks that both vendor and affiliate marketer still use and whilst you can still find some OK products to promote it just takes a little longer, which we will go into a little later.


ClickBank Logo

  • Owners: Kinetics Inc
  • Product: ClickBank
  • Website: www.ClickBank.com
  • Founders: Eileen Langan Barber, Dr. Tomothy Barber, Geoff Hoyl
  • Founded: 1998 (in a Garage)
  • Based in: US
  • Price: Free
  • Recommended: NO
  • Description: A place where many vendors still go to market their products, but for the affiliate marketer looking just to promote products can be a struggle.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is the ClickBank MarketPlace?
  2. Can you still Make Money with the ClickBank MarketPlace as an Affiliate?
  3. The 4 Basic Steps to Becoming a Success Online
  4. ClickBank MarketPlace Pros and Cons
  5. ClickBank MarketPlace Review – Final thoughts!
  6. Comments

What is the ClickBank MarketPlace?

ClickBank MarketPlace is the main central database of ClickBank where all the vendor products and associated information that relate to the products are stored, and available for the affiliate marketer or customer to purchase from.

This all started way back in 1998 in the early days of the internet boom, in the garage of Eileen and Dr Timothy Barbers in San Diego, California.

With over $3 billion in sales and currently over 6 million clients worldwide, operating in 190 countries, then it would appear that they are still doing something right.

How Does ClickBank Work?

Clickbank is simplified by these 3 straightforward steps!

ClickBank provides a software platformConfused person for vendors to showcase their products usually in a digital information format, although they now include some physical products.

The affiliate marketers can sign up for a free account very easily and search through their extensive catalogue of digital and more recently physical products and promote those products by creating a ClickBank HopLink.

This basically links the Vendor-Affiliate-Customer throughout the whole purchasing process, which also allows the customers to get any refund back without any hassle provided they apply within the given time period.


Can You Still Make Money with the ClickBank MarketPlace as an Affiliate?

This is a question that is asked all the time and such a difficult one with no definitive answer, but in my opinion,  nowadays you can still make money with ClickBank but you need to know what you are doing, and all is not as it used to be.

A number of years ago the ClickBank MarketPlace was the place to go if you were starting out as an affiliate marketer, where you could find some very good products across many niches to promote.

Nowadays, whilst there are still thousands of products that ClickBank markets for vendors

ClickBank thousands of vendors

Most of them are only accessible through joining the many various membership sites that you can find all over the internet, and it would seem that the ClickBank MarketPlace for the customer and sole affiliate marketer is somewhat limited with products that are worthy of promoting.

I’m not sure just where the 54,000 vendors come from in the above snippet, but must be an accumulating number from when ClickBank MarketPlace first started…

If you want to take a look at the current number of products that is available on the ClickBank MarketPlace for the customer and affiliate, which is in the region of 4,000 products…Don’t get too excited though!

Of which there are only around 160 products available to promote that have a gravity of over 19, which is a good indication and guide for selecting decent quality (or so it would seem) products that have a reasonable amount of competition. Also a good way of excluding all the crappy products too!

Gravity is a figure that represents the number of affiliates that have made a sale with that particular product but the real maths behind it are a little unclear, and not all of those products will be worthy of promoting and therefore you will need to narrow it down further, along with checking out the sales pages, sales videos, upsells, down sells and a host of other things too, before you are satisfied that this is the product to promote.

Are Affiliates still plugging the same story that may well have worked a few years back?

In fact, you will find all over social media especially YouTube where affiliate marketers declaring coming from very humble beginnings, and now declaring their millionaire status (to be taken lightly of course, and don’t forget to check the date also) and all in the name of ClickBank, and that may well be true in some cases, but I think you can see that you are going to struggle to get the same results today.

Even today the same story can be heard, where instead of choosing your Niche FIRST, they use the ClickBank MarketPlace to decide that for them based on “quality” products. The product dictates the niche!

  1. Find several related great products that you want to promote
  2. Which will identify your Niche
  3. Then create your website based around your chosen Niche
  4. Create content “blog posts” 9-12 posts!
  5. Promote to social media, such as Facebook, Instagram etc
  6. Join a few discussion groups, like Warrior Forum.
  7. Hey, presto the money comes rolling in.

OK, there is a little more to it than how I have just described it, but that’s the gist of it! Sounds simple, yes? Well take it from me it really isn’t, and there are many courses out there pushing this very same method!

Well, that might well have worked a number of years back but unless you can find several great products belonging to the same Niche market that is going to be profitable, then this method will not work and besides small niche websites like this tend to not work anymore.

The reason for this is…

Google is constantly changing its “Algorithm” and making it more and more difficult for small sites like these to rank and get a piece of the action.

More on this a little later on!


The 4 Basic Steps to Becoming a Success Online

OK, so we have seen how some affiliates capitalized on ClickBank, but now we are going to discuss how things have moved on somewhat and how Google favours sites with authority and plenty of great content!

Which is broken down it 3 steps and the 4th step comes naturally if all the other steps have been successfully mastered.

4 steps to success

  1. What is your passionChoose an Interest 

First off… we all have a passion for things, what is your nichewhether it’s hobbies like “Dogs” maybe “Cake Making” or “Playing Golf” or maybe “Cross Stitch“.

It can be many things and a passion helps so much when developing your business.

This is normally called a Niche, which is a subset of a wider audience,

such as…

  • “Dogs” belongs to the broader term – Animals
  • “Playing Golf” would belong to – Sports
  • “Cross Stitch” would then belong to – Sewing

The further you go down the pecking order, in other words, find another sub-section like…

Animals – Dogs – “Dog Training” – Puppy Training – Puppy Toilet Training

…the less competition you will find which will help when promoting your business but also enough competition to make it worthwhile.

If you look deep enough you might even get lucky and find an area where you could create a sub-niche which you could exploit and over time this will become profitable.

A good place to look would be Amazon because their search engine allows you to drill down into Niches, not only that but Amazon will highlight the price so you can be better prepared. Just a thought!

Amazon search engine

OK, so you don’t have a passion, then that can come at a later date or if you need some guidance on finding a Niche.

To give you some idea of what a niche could be!

Where do people tend to go when they want answers to questions?

Yes, you guessed it Google, which covers around 87% of the search engine market share.

You probably didn’t know this but every single second of the day there are around 68,000 keyword phrases typed into the Google Search Bar alone, and there are 86,400 seconds in a single day.

That’s nearly 6 billion (6,000,000,000) keyword phrases in one single day and they all have the potential to be a niche. That’s some crowd, yes?

This is your potential audience, who are looking for answers and all you need to do is get your website in front of that crowd of people looking for advice that you are going to give them.

For our example, we will be using “Dog Training” as our Niche!!


  1. Creating your piece of the InternetYour Website 

Now you have decided what your Niche will be,Website its now time to create your website.

I know what you’re thinking, that’s well beyond my capabilities and I wouldn’t have a clue!

Well, exactly the same response I made, but we all put up the shutters when we don’t know how to do something; right?

Instead of chilling out and saying, “well, how hard can it be?”

5-10 years ago you would have had to know a whole host of various skills, such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS etc. What might have taken you several weeks to accomplish will take you a fraction of the time now, seriously!

Just check out a dear friend of mine showing you how he creates a Niche Website in I do believe under 1 minute.

  1.  Time to get visitors to your siteTraffic  

OK, now our website has been createdTraffic we now have to start building out our business with writing content that relates to our Niche, which we decided upon earlier.

First, we need to find out what people are typing into Google that relates to our Niche, and we do this through what we call…

  1. Keyword research – Search Engine Optimization

For this, we would use a keyword tool, that basically grabs all the data that Google stores on a database of the millions of search terms that people are keying into Google, and displays it in Search engine optimisationvarious formats for us to make our life easier when selecting popular keywords which people are keying into the Google search bar. Keywords that we can use for our blog posts!

Let’s take a look at Jaaxy which we will be using for this demonstration. A great tool that can be mastered in a couple of hours that gives you all the bells and whistles without overcomplicating things.

Just to give you an idea of how many people are searching on average in a month for the keyword phrase “dog training”

That’s 25542 with the potential for  4343 if your “post” get’s to Page 1 of Google. Don’t worry that’s not as difficult as you may think!

Puppy Training

I have added this snippet only to identify a level down, in other words, a sub-niche of the “Dog Training” Niche.

Can you see the difference from 25542 down to 5086? This is where the level of competition drops but doesn’t necessarily mean that this sub-niche is no good. On the contrary, it just means that it will be easier to compete in.

Just to give you an example. “Animals” is a broad term that covers “Dog Training” and “Puppy Training”. All the large businesses will be targeting the term “Animals” as they have all the money for marketing etc. We don’t!

  1. Writing great content

What can I write about? Where can I get the information from?

Questions I used to ask myself, and pretty straightforward really!

Once we have decided on which keywords we are going to target, in other words, the keywords that people are typing into the search engine, then we would use those keywords as the title of our blog post.

We would research the subject in this case “Dog Training” on the internet like we do every day when we are looking for answers to questions or our next big purchase, something like a 54inch Samsung TV.

We could check out our competition and see how they are doing things, such as seeking out several websites in the same or similar Niche that are on pages 1-3 of the Google search results. There are 1000s of ways to exploit!

Just use your imagination!

How do we make any Money?

A good question and a very important one too.

We have created our content and its ready to be published, but one thing is missing. We need to find a product or products to recommend as part of the solution.

We look for an affiliate program that we can use.

There are 1000’s of affiliate programs online which we can use and are free to join, like ClickBank although that may not be a great example. What about Amazon or just type “Dog Training” affiliate programs into Google, like so! Can you see how many the search query highlights in the results?

dog training affiliate programs

Check out their products, like what you see, just join their affiliate program and use the product affiliate links within your “blog posts”

Remember to check out the commission rates!

How long will this take?

Just keep writing content relating to your Niche and Targeting Keywords that people are typing into the search engines and each post you publish will attract a certain amount of traffic.

The more you write the more traffic you will attract the more sales you will make!

So in answer to your question “How long will it take?”

The harder you work the quicker you will get there and remember when the traffic starts to come, it just keeps coming and coming, and the beauty about this business is that it won’t cost you a penny for traffic because this way it is all for FREE. It just takes a little time!

…and your business is running 24/7/365 and can be managed from anywhere in the world. All you need is an Internet Connection and a Laptop.

Just think of all the quality time you can get back with your family and the icing on the cake is you won’t have to answer to your BOSS! 

  1.  Earn Revenue 

This step comes naturally when all the above steps have been successfully implemented. This is when all your hard work has paid off!

If you are Interested and would like to know more!

OK, so now you have it all exposed from start to finish, granted there is a lot more to the actual process but this is the shortened version with leaving out all the intricacies.

If you are at all interested, then I belong to a community which teaches everything you would need to know if you were serious about an online presence. The training is first class and you will be hard pushed to find a better training platform online.

What makes this business stand out above all the rest is that you can become a member for free and check it out and see if it’s for you, and you will not be asked for your credit card details either. There are no UPSELLS either! You can join here for FREE. Don’t worry because I will be there on the inside to guide you through the whole process!

See what you think and get back to me with any questions!


ClickBank MarketPlace Pros and Cons

I wasn’t going to include this section but as ClickBank is a place that is recognized as still one of the best affiliate networks, I have highlighted what I think are the important factors that you need to know.

Pros

  • Free to join

It’s easy to join with no interrogating questions asked, not like some similar sites, and once you have signed up and created a PayPal account you are pretty much ready to roll.

  • Available in Many Countries throughout the World

ClickBank is available in a number of different languages and across many countries.

  • High Commission

What attracts many to the ClickBank MarketPlace is the high commissions that you can find for many products, even some as high as 75%.

  • Recurring Offers

Many products come with recurring offers such as memberships where you are guaranteed passive regular income.

Order Management

ClickBank handles everything regarding the order processing and the links between vendor, affiliate marketer and the customer.

Cons

  • Too many bad products

The back catalogue of ClickBanks MarketPlace is full of crappy products that just will not make you any money, and it will take you a lot of research to determine which ones will and which ones won’t.

It just means that you have to be more thorough in your selection process.


ClickBank MarketPlace Review – Final Thoughts!

I remember a few years back when I first checked out the ClickBank MarketPlace there was an abundance of great products to choose from, but don’t get me wrong there still are some good products, it just means you have to be a little more thorough in how you choose the product, that’s all.

Times move on and things have to change to accommodate the likes of Google and the way it now indexes and ranks your work through the constant changes to their algorithm, and now more emphasis is on quality content, so what you’ll find is, what did work then doesn’t work now.


Comments

Hope you enjoyed this article as I enjoyed writing it. If you did then why not spread the word by sharing it amongst your friends.

If you have any questions at all please drop me a line in the comments sections below and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

I read all comments and reply back to all my readers.

Thank you for your time and patience

See ya around!

Mick

Make Money from Blogging for Beginners – Best Online Training for 2018

Had enough of trying to work out how to make a living online with all the false promises, costs going through the roof and buying stuff you don’t really need, then lets see in this make money from blogging for beginners article, if we can point you in the right direction and show you that it isn’t really that difficult.

make money from blogging for beginners

I am not here to pass judgement on all those make money online opportunities that send you down the wrong path, because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

It’s not too long ago that I was in that very same position thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I could make a living online, but ended up bouncing from one opportunity to the next, learning absolutely nothing of value. Not to mention the costs!

Talk about sole destroying and frustrating until I found by accident a way forward, but we shall get to that a little later on.


Why would I need a Blog?

I’m not going to get heavy into the why would I need a blog because the article could end up taking a number of hours to complete so I choose 2 of the main reasons.

Business owners

If you are a business owner there is no better way to connect with your customers. Forget about sending out flyers or newsletters via mail, that is a thing of the past.

Creating content is a personal thing and allows you to keep in touch with customers to inform them of any ongoing changes.

Expanding the business by seeking out new clients by identifying what people are searching for that relates to your business.

With around half the world population that has access to the Internet, getting your business website in front of that crowd of people is not as difficult as you may think with the right tools at your disposal.

Affiliate Marketers

Affiliate marketing is a very simple business concept and extremely cost-effective as there are no overheads and you hold no stock.

You are basically the go-between.

Merchant – Affiliate Marketer – Customer

You promote other peoples products and once you have made a sale, you as the affiliate would get a commission, and that’s it!

This business model is by far probably the best one you can adapt to for earning a good living online and the most cost-effective.


What would I Blog About?

This can literally be anything.

It could be a hobby or an interest which you are passionate about.

If you are thinking of starting a blog and turning it into a thriving online business, then a little research has to be done first to establish whether your interest or hobby is going to have a big enough following for it to be worthwhile doing.

Is there a big enough crowd out there searching for things related to your hobby or interest?

Just off the top of my head, I have managed to list 10 massive crowd-pullers when it comes to what people are looking for when they hit the Google search engine.

Anything relating to…

  • Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Health
  • Dating and relationships
  • Pets
  • Self Improvement
  • Building Wealth Through Investing
  • Make money online
  • Beauty
  • Technology
  • Personal Finance

We would describe those as “Niches”

There are 100’s if not 1000’s of categories that you could use and make a great business from.

Those highlighted categories are at the very top of the tree, and within those are related sub-categories or sub-niches.

Such as…“Fitness and Weight Loss”

Within that category, there could be 1000’s of smaller categories that you could use.


Where do People go for their Information?

The 4 major search engines as of 2018 are…

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Baidu
  • Yahoo!

With Google taking the bulk of the market share with around 74% then a good start would be Google and just a little research here tells me that there are over 65,000 Google searches every single second.

This amounts to more than a staggering  5.6 billion searches every day.

Each one of those individual searches as the potential to become a Niche that you could use as your business. Your New Hobby or Interest!

Just think, 5,600,000,000 – Quite a large number right?

All you need to do now is research what those people are searching for that relates to your Niche.

How do you make money from blogging, well let’s take a look at the steps required!


The Basic Steps that you need to know

  1. Choose an Interest or a Hobby, which we call a Niche

As we mentioned earlier, this can be literally anything, and although I have just highlighted 10 great niches, it may be that you need further guidance then why not check out an article I wrote here.

A good suggestion would be to try and choose a Niche that you like or better still have a passion for.

This makes developing your Business so much more enjoyable.

Remember this business of yours is going to be around for a number of years to come!

Once you have found your Niche then it is time to start building your website.


  1. Build a website

Before you mention or even think of it for that matter, building a website nowadays is extremely easy, I mean if I can build a website then anybody can!

10 years ago or maybe not that far back, creating a website required all sorts of skills, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to name a few. Now with the advances in technology, we have all kinds of tools to help us.

In fact, I know a Website can be created in less than 1 minute because that’s how long it took me to create mine!

Choosing the right blogging platform is our next step and what I use like many others is WordPress, without a doubt probably the most popular and reliable blogging platform there currently is!

With WordPress as your blogging platform, there are literally thousands of themes to choose from along with over 50,000 plugins to help you.

Themes are a sort of graphical interface and its what gives your website that all professional look and uniqueness. It modifies the way the site is displayed without modifying the underlying software.

Plugins are computer programs that you install and attach to your website to do all sorts of techie stuff that a few years ago you had to program. That’s when things took weeks and sometimes months to do something relatively simple.

Creating a domain is your own private little piece of the Internet. Where you give your business a true name where your website will reside, just like www.Amazon.com. The name should be catchy and refer to your chosen Niche.

Choosing a theme for your website all goes hand in hand with what your Niche is about. With 1000’s of WordPress themes to choose from and most are free. I’m sure you’ll find one that best suits your needs!


  1. Get Rankings & Visitors to your website or Traffic as it is known.

Getting ranked is a term that Google uses when you publish your blog posts and over time Google will rank your post according to many different parameters. The higher the page ranking in Google the more chance your posts are likely to be read by future subscribers which hopefully would mean future sales!

Getting visitors to your website can be done 2 ways. Paying for Traffic or SEO (search engine optimization) and sourcing the traffic organically for FREE.

Here we are going to focus on SEO because it will save you a ton of money and it is the best solution for long-term success!

It all starts with…

1. Targeting the keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine that relate to your Niche.

Let’s say our Website and Niche is about “Dating and relationships”

To get an idea of the keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine we need to go back to Google and research this further, and how we do this is by using a very useful feature…

Google Instant

Just by typing “online dating ti into the Google search automatically displays suggestions for keywords that we can use that relate to our niche.

Google instant feature

We could also go to the last page of the Google query to find some additional keyword suggestions like…

Google keyword suggestions

What started off with an idea as now exploded into many suggestions for doing very little!

We can then take several of the Google suggestions (if needed) and research those potential keywords further.

So for this example, I am using the keyword “online dating tips for guys”

We research those potential keywords further by using a Keyword Research Tool.

In this case, we are going to use a tool called Jaaxy to see if there is a big enough crowd of people searching for “online dating tips for guys”

Looking at the results of the Jaaxy search query and we see a bunch of numbers associated with our keyword.

The ones we are interested in are…

Avg = 96 – (The average number of searches in a month)

Traffic = 17 – (Our potential crowd if we ranked on Page 1 of Google)

QSR = 51 – (Quoted string results, the number of websites with reference to that exact keyword phrase – “online dating tips for guys”

Ideally, you would like Avg and Traffic to be as big as possible!

With

QSR less than 100

As you can see by our results that “online dating tips for guys” would be a good keyword to use for our new “blog post”

2. Writing the content for our Blog Post

Now with the keyword “online dating tips for guys” that we have decided will be the heading to use for our next blog post, we would start writing the content.

Just like we started off with researching keywords that people are keying into the Google search engine we would research things related to this New Keyword – “online dating tips for guys”

That’s easy and just be typing the keyword back into the Google search engine we have a whole lot of things that we can research that are ranked on pages 1 and 2 of Google to give us some ideas.

There are really no restrictions on the size of a “blog post” in terms of the number of words.

Saying that though, Google loves unique content with posts in the 1,500 to 2,000-word count range.

You would create great content by giving useful advice and then suggesting solutions, which would come by the way of affiliate products.

Where would I find those affiliate products to promote?

You can find 1000’s of affiliate products online that would relate to your niche.

Pretty much all are free to join which is a simple process.

Select the affiliate program you want to join then promote their products.

Why not check out Amazon, they are the biggest online retail outlet with over 500 million products.


  1. Earn revenue is when you get paid.

If you have carried out steps 1 to 3 correctly then it is only a matter of time before you start to see an income, and when you do it will come in floods.

These are commissions paid to you by the product owner.


To Recap!

Each keyword that you use targets a certain group of people and if you have done your research thorough enough then you will find some great keywords that have plenty of Traffic with very little competition.

Over time you will publish 100’s of blog posts and as a result, the traffic will get bigger and bigger, meaning more and more people are going to get to see your website.

More traffic means more subscribers means sales!!!


How long will it take for me to start making a living?

Obviously, this is not a “Get Rich Quick” scheme and if that is what you are looking for, forget it because there isn’t one. Maybe chance your arm at the Lottery but we all know what the odds of that happening are, right?

Just like the saying, “the more you put into something, the more you will get out of it”

Everybody is different so the harder you work the quicker you will get there.

Eventually, you will be in a position where you could ease off with that “boring full-time job” and even replace it with this new online business you have been developing.

The beauty of this business is that it will be running in the background 24/7/365 and you can run it anywhere. All that’s required is a laptop and an Internet connection.


Want to know how you can learn all this and more?

As I mentioned right at the beginning of this article, I came across a training platform quite by chance and to be honest can’t remember how it all came about.

I know I had been looking for quite a while, but not quite sure what exactly I was looking for until I found it.

Now, you don’t have to bounce from one so-called opportunity to the next because I have the perfect solution right here!

If you would like to directly contact me about anything then you can do it here


Comments

Hopefully, you have clicked on some of the article links which should have given you a thorough understanding of just what this blogging is about and that it really isn’t that difficult.

Time-consuming it maybe, but starting and running a business takes time and done right with the right training and you can really benefit beyond your wildest dreams.

Don’t forget to leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts

Your friend

Mick

What is AWOL Academy about? $30K,,,This must be a JOKE!

I’m sure you’ll agree that there is an abundance of online training platforms out there, some good, some bad and before we get into this review, what is AWOL Academy about and is your bank balance healthy enough, then let’s take a look at some facts first.

Note: Prior to this AWOL Academy Review 2018, there have been considerable changes in the pricing structure!

What is AWOL Academy about
Awol academy login

  • Product: AWOL Academy, previously Project AWOL
  • Website: https://www.awolacademy.com/
  • Price: $99 – $17,997 High ticket upsells! – (All-in figure of $30,000)
  • Owner: Founded by Kameron George & Keala Kanae
  • Summary: It is a legitimate affiliate marketing training platform with some good training that can be found, just remember to drop in at the bank, because you will need some very deep pockets.
  • Recommended – No, there are much better alternatives that won’t break the bank!

Around 2013, Kameron George whilst a member of the multi-level-marketing company Empower Network (you know the one that went bankrupt leaving its members scratching their heads and with empty pockets) came up with the acronym AWOL, which he bestowed to his group of Empower followers.

A quick look in Google and you will see that AWOL is an army term which refers to “Absent Without Official Leave”

A little confusing don’t you think as Kameron Georges’ take on AWOL is “another way of life” but its catchy and stands out as everybody knows of the official term.

At the time he and another colleague whilst with Empower, came up with the idea of branching out on their own, and came up with a solution and a name, which didn’t go down too well with the terms within Empower, and the business “Project AWOL” was born, and not very long after they parted ways with Empower.

Suffice to say “Project AWOL” (today, still part of Academy AWOL) if you check out the site is a charitable organization which devotes time and money to the organization Change Heroes, which helps underprivileged countries throughout the world.

Just what actually happened with project AWOL taking a side-swipe to allow for AWOL Academy to be born is a little cloudy.


Some facts I want to bring to your attention before we dive into the AWOL Academy Review 2018

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Facts

  • Previously Project AWOL but now a charitable organization
  • The website is well overdue for an update. Where the about page refers to “What household name companies have emerged in the last 5 years? Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google just to name a few. As you can see each one of these products are a lot older than 5 years, Facebook 2004, Instagram 2010, YouTube 2005, Google 1998 – Your brand is your website and that is what people see first. No excuses there!
  • AWOL Academy, Elite Push and Global Affiliate Zone are 3 programs from the same company and same founders
  • Head office in Las Vegas and Stockport, UK (But looks like this is closing)
  • Companies House, UK – Overview
  • Companies House, UK – Fillings
  • Companies House, UK – Officers
  • Has a B rating on BBB (Better Business Bureau) website with a customer review rating of 73% but that is from a total of 22 customer reviews so don’t get too excited yet! Keep a hold of your purse strings!

What is AWOL Academy about: Is your bank balance healthy enough? AWOL Academy Review 2018!

I actually first came across AWOL Academy through a promotional video, with Kameron George addressing himself as the owner of an obscenely large mansion, with flip-flops and the baseball cap on his head in reverse looking cool, briefly telling you about how he got to that position, coming from meager beginnings who worked in a coffee shop in debt up to his eyeballs. How many times have you seen and heard the very same script? A little old don’t you think?

AWOL Academy was launched in 2015 and is the brainchild of 2 long-time friends Kameron George and Keala Kanea.

A training platform dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and newbies alike how to become successful in the online world as affiliate marketers, and become financially secure.

Just to give you a little taste of things to come, when you register for the webinar, which they say is live but I can assure is not, then there is a free 17-page booklet you can download.

Its called “Freelance Marketing Secrets” Your Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your HIGH-PROFIT Freelance Marketing Career!

For anybody who hasn’t a clue about what affiliate marketing is then I’m sure it might whet your appetite for things to come.

But basically, it goes into a little detail about

  • What the Google Keyword Planner is and how to use it
  • Find your hungry crowd. What people are searching for in Google
  • Find your product associated with what people are searching for in this case on Clickbank
  • What a sales funnel is and how it works

What is AWOL Academy about
All this basic information can be found very easily on YouTube and won’t cost you a dime.

The same information that has been revamped, time and time again but re-packaged differently.


AWOL Academy training modules – Let’s take a look and see what you get and whether this training is right for YOU!

AWOL Community – $49.95 MONTHLY

In order to fully become part of AWOL Academy and the community and support, you would have to pay out this monthly fee of $49.95 to become part of their Facebook Group.

A little expensive don’t you think to join a Facebook group?

AWOL 101 Coaching – $99 (Registration)

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Awol 101

  • AWOL 101 Coaching is not in the list of modules on their website and only available on registration so that will be the first time you are aware of it.
  • They will ask you to fill in a questionnaire which enables them to create what they call “an individual action plan”
  • There are 3 hours of videos that give you an overview and goes into the coaching process.
  • Followed by a 1 on 1 coaching call, which covers a lot of sales patter!

Pro Academy – $99 ( Comes FREE when you register)What is AWOL Academy About - Pro Academy Training Module

This is the module that comes free with registration and covers the business foundation.

Goes into detail about affiliate marketing, setting up your website, web hosting, understanding lead pages, sales funnels, email responders, and a host of other things besides.

Created with the newbie in mind!

You are taken step by step through the course lessons within the Pro Academy module. In total 25 videos, so quite intensive!

What you are also going to have to purchase for all this to happen is an…

  • Autoresponder
  • Landing Page Builder
  • Tracking Software

Ones mentioned are…

Autoresponder – “GetResponse” (comes with a landing page creator built into the platform)

  • Pricing $10, $32, $110, $1199 a month
  • Should be OK to start with the $32 monthly subscription fee.

Landing Page Builder – “Lead Pages”

  • Pricing $25, $48, $199 a month
  • Should be fine with $25 or $48 a month

Tracking software – “ClickMagic”

  • Pricing $12, $33, $66 a month
  • $12 a month to start with and upgrade the more you develop.

Note: GetResponse has a landing/squeeze page builder built into the system and therefore you could save money here, although Lead Pages is a dedicated Landing Page Creator and a little more advanced, but does that really matter when you are starting out?

Overall I would say that you do get pretty good value for money here and it does lay the foundation for you to build on, but there is still a lot to learn!

For someone new coming into Affiliate Marketing, and with no knowledge at all, then it clearly teaches you the basics of what all this is about, but to build on this knowledge you are going to need further help.

Now, this is where it can start to get a little expensive, so maybe book yourself down for some overtime at work!

Inbox Academy – $447 – Email Marketing

Whats is AWOL Academy About - Inbox Academy Training Module

They say that the money is in the list, and this is true but in order to build a list, you need to know how to get your message, your offers, and promotions across to the masses so that they can become your subscribers!

You need to know how to nurture your subscribers, keep them interested otherwise you will lose them and they will unsubscribe. We do it all the time!

It covers, how to increase delivery rates, open rates, click thru rates and some other strategies besides.

Conversion Academy – $1797

What is AWOL Academy About - Conversion Academy Training Module

With any business, conversions are key and without them, you simply aren’t going to make any money!

With a price tag near to $2000, they claim to have discovered “coveted conversion secrets” and by using this amongst a “hypnotic language” of sorts, and by creating a certain persona, that you will attract an irresistible desire within your audience who will instantly take action and purchase your offers and services.

I guess what they are trying to convey is a certain conversion technique that is unique to AWOL Academy.

Traffic Academy – $2997

What is AWOL Academy About - Traffic Academy Training Module

Traffic is paramount because without it you won’t make a dime!

There is 2 types of traffic, Paid and Free and both have their benefits!

At Traffic Academy the enthesis is on Paid Traffic and for a newbie, this can be very expensive, because there are no guarantees and with everybody marketing the same high-ticket products in the same space, then extremely hit-and-miss, and also soul destroying as you are now starting to realize just how expensive paid traffic can be.

“High-converting, laser-targeted traffic that’s ready to buy right now”

These are people searching on Google, Bing etc who are looking; not necessarily ready to buy!

With PPC (Pay Per Click) each click a person makes against your offer costs you, and there are no guarantees that they will enter their details or purchase your offer.

PPC can be quicker if you know what you are doing, expensive because you are forever modifying your campaigns.

That’s why SEO (search engine optimization) for me comes out on top, where it may take time to accomplish, but when you get there it works for you 24/7/365 and the best thing about this method is its FREE.

Master Academy – $5497

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Master Academy Training Module

I think we’ll all agree that to be successful in life never mind business, we have to be efficient in many things, and right up there will be learning to manage your finances.

This module covers money management, strategic tax planning, investing, and more and with a hefty price nearing $5.5k it had better live up to some great advice that is on offer.

Whilst I don’t have any reason to doubt these claims, I think I would give this module a very wide berth, I mean take a look at the 2008 Bank Crisis and these people were supposed to be experts. No, I think I’ll pass on this one!

“delivers content directly from Dr. John Demartini about the mindset of wealth along with in-depth tax and business strategies for building long-term wealth from accountant and attorney, Mark J Kohler”

I guess now the cat is out of the bag, I have just saved you $5+k

AWOL Elite – $17,997

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Awol Elite Training Module

This is the last of the training modules available and what I am seeing here is a massive price shift in the last 12 months, and we are not talking about a downward spiral either.

An increase of $8,000 from $9,997 – $17,997

This module delivers ongoing mentoring and training from Kameron and Keala on a weekly basis covering all the aspects of building your online business, pretty much what is covered in the previous modules.

It comes with a hefty price tag of $17,997 so it better be good!

The beauty of this mentoring module is that it has to be renewed on a yearly basis! Yes, seriously, no kidding!


AWOL Academy’s Affiliate Program

This is where the money is, in the affiliate program if you can manage to convince someone to part with their hard-earned cash. With training that costs this much the potential for earning some real cash are very good, you would think, right?

The affiliate program and how it works.

  • AWOL Academy Affiliate Program costs $39.95/month

Commissions are based on a referral you get to join AWOL Academy, Any referrals your referrals take on board you will get 5% commission.

  • 60% – AWOL 101, PRO Academy
  • 30% – AWOL Community, INBOX Academy, Conversion Academy, TRAFFIC Academy, MASTERS Academy, AWOL Elite
  • Must have purchased Traffic Academy to participate

I must agree there’s potential to earn some really serious money here, its just going to be extremely difficult to find people interested, except for ones with very deep pockets, and those like to keep hold of it!

I mean really, what would you say if someone knocked on your door offering an affiliate marketing training course with a hefty price tag of around $30k, which is the entire Awol Academy training?

You’d probably slam the door in the persons face, that is for sure!


AWOL Academy Review 2018 – Estimated yearly costs!

  • Facebook group – $599.40
  • AWOL 101 – $99
  • PRO Academy – $99
  • Inbox Academy – $447
  • Conversion Academy – $1797
  • Traffic Academy – $2997
  • Master Academy – $5497
  • AWOL Elite – $17,997 (This would need renewing yearly)
  • Affiliate Program – $479.40
  • Autoresponder – $384
  • Landing Page Creator – $300
  • Clickmagic – $144

All this for a staggering $30,740.80

Bearing in mind that AWOL Elite is a yearly subscription!!

That is a conservative figure because what I haven’t taken into consideration is PAID Traffic!

Save your money because what if I told you that I have an alternative solution to your training requirements, and the amount you would pay on a yearly basis if you paid for a yearly premium membership up front is…

$348 – That’s all-in and that’s for everything that AWOL Academy is offering and more, much more!!

For what you are having to pay out for AWOL Academy, you could get a premium membership for 88 years!!

Check it out what have you got to lose, and the beauty about this training is that it is 100% FREE to join and you won’t be asked for a CREDIT card either, that way you can check out everything before you make a commitment, and I nearly forgot, NO UPSELLS either!!

How’s that for value?


Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Most of the training is well received.
  • Refund Policy – A 14-day money back guarantee, although 14 days is hardly enough time to make a judgment call.
  • BBB Accredited.
  • Affiliate Program, where there’s potential to make some real money.
Cons
  • High ticket price from $99 all the way up to $17,997 max’d out at $30k.
  • There seems to be an enthesis on recruiting others and less on building your business.
  • Guaranteed $10k profit in 3 months – This is extremely unlikely that a newbie is going to achieve this landmark, and to be part of this training it’s going to cost you a few grand! Maybe 6-12 months is a more conservative figure.
  • Paid Traffic is the main source of traffic taught and for a newbie can be very expensive, as there is an abundance of traffic sources that you need to stay away from. This you will have to work out for yourself!
  • Hidden costs, that aren’t mentioned before you commit!
  • No FREE trial membership – If you have nothing to hide, then why not?

What is Awol Academy about -The Verdict?

I think you’ll agree that you need very deep pockets to participate in this training platform.

In order to take advantage of the training and learn everything about affiliate marketing and how to become a success story, you would need to make a big commitment, and many just don’t have that type of cash lying about.

If you are coming into this as a total newbie then the training in Pro Academy would give you a taste, but would you seriously part with $30k of your hard-earned cash, with absolutely no guarantee whatsoever?

I seriously doubt it, but I may be wrong!

It may be that you just want a taster and buying in for the $99 might be a way to get your feet wet, but remember what you are looking for is a unique opportunity, where you can feel confident knowing that you aren’t going to have to take out a 2nd mortgage, right?

There is no secret to affiliate marketing and everything you see at AWOL Academy can be found for FREE on YouTube, it would just take a little longer to get there.

I clearly don’t recommend this training platform due to many factors, but the big one is cost.


Comments

I hope I have shed some light on this training platform and opened your eyes.

Feel free to leave a comment below and tell me what you thought of the review.

I will be only too happy to answer all your questions and look forward to connecting with you.

Your friend

Mick

What is Wealthy Affiliate about – Affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews

So you’re looking for answers and before you start reading; what is Wealthy Affiliate about, affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews, I’m going to explain a few things first, so sit back, relax and hopefully you will enjoy.What is Wealthy Affiliate About

Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005 by a couple of Canadians Kyle and Carson, who are extremely active amongst the community. Do you need clarification on anything? Just private message them and they will get back to you. Something you very rarely see in like-minded training platforms.

Since it’s launch, has seen well over 1,200,000 members across 195 countries (almost every country on the planet), which makes it one of the most successful training platforms you can find on the Internet today.

In 2017 alone saw over 217,000 members, entrepreneurs start their very first online business.

Wealthy Affiliate teaches affiliate marketing to members with various levels of experience, from experienced entrepreneurs, business owners who already have websites but need clarification and guidance, through to newbies with absolutely no idea of what affiliate marketing is and how it works, just like I was.

If you fall into one of the 3 categories then for sure this could be what you are looking for.

Keep it simple… There are only 2 membership options. Free and Premium membership and the best thing about this is there are no upsells and you will not be asked for a CREDIT CARD when you join as a FREE member. What you see is what you get!

With around half the world population who has access to the Internet, which is nearing the 4 billion mark.

These people are looking for solutions to a particular problem or their next purchase.

  • “how to plumb in a toilet”
  • “best smart tv below $1000”
  • “best restaurant in London”
  • “men’s running clothing”
  • “wireless tv speakers”

These are all keyword phrases that people are keying into search engines.

Can you guess where those people tend to go for their advice?

Yes, you guessed it, they go to one of several main search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, and with Google taking approximately 67% of the search engine business then most tend to use Google.

Some interesting facts here!

If you take Google alone, there are over 68,000 searches every single second, which amount to around 6 billion searches every single day. That’s a hell of a lot of people searching for things, right?

These are people looking for solutions to problems and reviewing products they are looking to buy.

As an affiliate marketer, that is your potential crowd of people who you are looking to help! Not sell but give solutions to a particular problem!

With affiliate marketing alone heading to nearly a 12 billion dollar industry, then I’m sure you will agree that affiliate marketing would be a great way to earn a lucrative living from?

I mean people are already looking for things, all you have to do is get your website in front of them!


In this review, I will explain

  • Affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews.
  • What are you passionate about? It all starts with a niche!
  • Your website, creating your little piece of the Internet.
  • Finding that healthy crowd. Getting your Website reviews (blog posts) out to the masses, known as Traffic!
  • All your hard work has paid off! Now time to Reap the Rewards!
  • Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium Membership!
  • Who could benefit from this training?
  • What is Wealthy Affiliate about? The Verdict!
  • Comments

Affiliate Marketing and how to make money with reviews.

Affiliate marketing happens due to the agreement through Merchants and Retailers, allowing affiliate marketers to promote and sell their products for “in most cases” a tidy commission, through their “Affiliate Programs”

This is great for the merchant or retailer as whilst they would lose a small profit on the sale of the product due to paying out a commission on the sale, they would save money on their marketing campaigns, as this would all be down to the affiliate marketer.

A win-win situation for both!

Is Google where it all happens?

Is Google where it all happens

The very next time you are keying a search term into the Google search box and looking for something, maybe a product that you are looking to purchase, or maybe you are looking for a solution to a problem.

This is what we call research and we all do it every single day of our lives, whether it is through the internet searching in Google or in our everyday lives. We are always looking for solutions to a particular problem or our next purchase.

For example, it could be a “wireless tv speaker” for the new tv that you recently purchased and your decision on whether to purchase that wireless speaker will be based on a number of factors.

So OK, let’s take “wireless tv speaker” and expand it a little with the type of things we look for to decide whether to purchase or not.

A few things maybe…

  • Brand -To match the new tv that we recently purchased.
  • Cost – We could be on a budget.
  • Size – We want the speaker to not look out of place with the tv.
  • Functionality – Does it come with some great features
  • Reliability – Check previous purchases reviews.
  • Colour – To blend in with our TV and surroundings
  • Wattage output – The bigger the better.

All the kind of things that I know I would be looking at if I was to purchase a “wireless tv speaker” and possibly a few more additional factors besides.

As part of your research for this wireless tv speaker, you will be looking at several websites and reading reviews related to the product so you can make a decision on which speaker to buy.

These would all be reviews related to our product “wireless tv speaker” just like you are doing now on my website reviewing, “what is wealthy affiliate about” You are looking for a solution to a particular issue!

Whilst reading the reviews at some point you make a decision and you click on the product to buy and a few days later the product arrives, you install it and you are over the moon!

This speaker is the best thing you’d ever bought and sounded great! Whatever are the neighbours going to think?

Anyway without you knowing you probably bought the product from a website that belonged to an affiliate marketer, who when you made the purchase made a commission from the Merchant/Retailer. Right?

In a nutshell, that is what affiliate marketing is and what Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to do!

The cool thing regarding this business model is…
  • You have no control of order management as this is all done for you.
  • You hold no stock whatsoever and therefore there are no overheads.
  • You don’t have to ship the product as this is also done for you.

… and the beauty about this business is that you can run it anywhere you want! All that is required is a laptop and an internet connection. Travel the world, see the sites, spend precious time with the family. Your time is your time!

All you are doing is promoting other Merchant/retailers products. The affiliate marketer is the go-between!

  • Customer
  • Affiliate Marketer
  • Merchant/Retailer
You know your product now find an affiliate program!

Pretty much any product you can think of, there will be an affiliate program that you can join.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs that are free to join, which allow you to use their products on your website with their affiliate links, and once a person clicks on that link and buys, you make a commission.

Just to name a few…

The list above is what’s called Affiliate Networks, which are sites that hold many products across many niches.

You don’t have to look far to find products where the merchant is giving away as much as 75% in commissions, especially on Clickbank.

If we take our example, “wireless tv speakers” then we might decide to join the Amazon Associates affiliate program because that is where we can find many different versions of our “wireless tv speakers” to use to promote on our website, although we could use one of many other affiliate programs.

Let’s Check out Amazon

Amazon is the largest e-commerce store there is and they have a very good affiliate program that you can join for free.

When you promote products from Amazon and the customer clicks on your affiliate link, you will make a commission for anything that customer purchases for the next 24 hours, providing they don’t exit your affiliate link.

TV, Toaster, Kettle, Clothing and so on

Just think about it!

The customer came to your website looking for advice on wireless tv speakers and whilst they are on Amazon through your affiliate link, they decide to purchase other products and for each product, the affiliate (You) will get a commission. How cool is that?

Amazon is just 1 example, but if you wanted to check out other affiliate programs then you can do this simply by keying

wireless tv speakers + affiliate programs into Google

Searching in Google for affiliate programs

If you couldn’t find a suitable affiliate program then just vary your search criteria.

Try – wireless speakers + affiliate programs instead

Just by removing the “tv” portion of your search query will display a whole new bunch of affiliate programs that you could use.


4 simple steps to building an online business

OK, so let’s get down to the “nitty gritty” of what it takes to build an online business. This isn’t rocket science and this isn’t unique to Wealthy Affiliate either!

There is no “secret” to this and broken down makes it seem so simple.

The reason why a lot of people fail in many things is that they tend to look at something in its entirety, and they feel overwhelmed and building an online business is no different.

When you break a process down into individual steps it makes things so much clearer.


Just think about it. A dream of yours could be to build your very own house, but you aren’t a builder and don’t have that knowledge, right?

Many would just walk away and not even consider it, but some will look at this not just as a challenge, although it is, but because they might say “just how difficult can it be? I’m doing this anyway!”

They won’t look at the whole picture they will break it down into sizeable chunks. Plan, Excavation, Foundations, blockwork, brickwork etc.

I know this because an uncle of mine who has sadly passed did just this and the only knowledge he had was as a glazier.


I’m not saying that it makes building an online business easy because it doesn’t, but at least it will give you a chance to at least think more about everything, before making a snap decision to call it a day.

Building an online business is not easy because if it was then everybody would be doing it, but done in the right way, with all the tools and expertise then this is achievable for anyone and the Wealthy Affiliate training platform provides all this and more and sets you up for success. No excuses, only you can fail!


Step 1 – What are you passionate about? It all starts with a Niche!

A niche is where it starts. What are you passionate about?

What are you passionate about? Do you have an interest or maybe a hobby?

This is what we call a Niche! What you want your business (website) to be about?

Been familiar and knowledgeable about a Niche makes it more enjoyable and much easier when it comes to creating content for your website, and the training at Wealthy Affiliate explain in thorough detail, and guide you through the whole process.

You need to decide on a Niche and one that will be profitable and like the example, we mentioned earlier.

Our Niche, in this case, would be about “wireless tv speakers” but if you need some guidance then why not take a look at an article I wrote regarding niches, how to find one and how to find a profitable one, but don’t worry too much about this because Wealthy Affiliate will teach you all there is to know.

It could literally be anything. Remember what I said earlier about people searching on Google and that nearly 6 billion searches are done in 1 day alone?

Those searches that people are keying into Google have the potential to become a niche.


Step 2 – Your website, creating your little piece of the Internet.Start building your business by creating a website first

Creating a website is the next step in the process.

This is what gives you an identity in the online world. Your own little piece of the Internet where everything resides.

Worried about creating a website?

Don’t’ be, as building a website at Wealthy Affiliate is a pure joy.

Maybe a few years back this task required programming skills but not now due to the website management platform which is unique to WA, which is SiteRubix.

Take a look and watch one being built in less than 1 minute.


Step 3 – Finding that healthy crowd: Getting your Website reviews (blog posts) out to the masses, known as Traffic!

Get your website in front of the crowd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here the term traffic refers to the people searching on Google or any search engine for that matter!

It goes without saying that if you can’t attract people to your website then you won’t make any sales!

The search terms that people are keying into Google are stored in a database which allows us as the affiliate marketer to research.

This is called Keyword Research!

At Wealthy Affiliate, they have such a tool, which is called Jaaxy. As of December 2017, Jaaxy is fully integrated and comes as part of the premium membership, whereas before you had to pay for it.

So what are we trying to achieve?

We are looking for what people are searching for that relates to our Niche, which in this case is “wireless tv speakers

Ideally, we are looking for “keywords” which relate to our niche and to determine whether we can use these keywords we need to take 3 things into consideration which you will notice on the Jaaxy image below.

Let me explain

AvgIs the average amount that a specific keyword phrase will be keyed into Google over a monthly period.

TrafficIs the amount of traffic that we could attract if we manage to get our website post on the 1st page of Google.

QSRThis is where that exact keyword phrase in our example “wireless tv speakers” can be found on a number of websites. The lower that figure the better. Look for a figure below 100 and less than 50 is even better!

Take a look at the search results straight from Jaaxy

Keyword ideas from Jaaxy

In the above example, we keyed in our search phrase “wireless tv speakers” and the results brought back are what people in Google are searching for that relate to our Niche.

We can see that “wireless tv speakers” has

  • Avg = 1182 (average number of monthly searches)
  • Traffic = 201 (the amount of traffic available to us if we hit page 1 of Google
  • QSR = 100 (number of websites with that exact phrase)

Taking all that into consideration and we have a good keyword that we can use for the title of our next “blog post” relating to our niche. It just so happens to be the same as our Niche!

We could also use the following 4 keywords which are all related.

  1. “best wireless tv speakers”
  2. “wireless tv speakers review”
  3. “wireless tv speaker system”
  4. “bose wireless tv speaker system”

Those 5 keywords we could use as our next “blog post” titles and write our content around. Every post grabs a certain amount of traffic and the more “blog posts” you publish the more traffic, which ultimately means more sales. Got it?

At Wealthy Affiliate, they teach all this and more and the game changer here is that the Traffic (You know, the 5+ billion) we can access for FREE. Not paid but FREE traffic!


Step 4 – All your hard work has paid off!

It is now time to see results from all our hard work

Once you have traffic coming to your website then it is time to make commissions.

These commissions will come from the Merchants and Retailers who’s affiliate programs you joined and are using.

When this happens this is when you know that all your hard work has paid off!


Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium membership!

Wealthy affiliate membership comparisonsAs you can see from the above chart, there are only 2 memberships, Free and Premium.

I would always suggest joining as a free member, this way you can take it for a test drive and see what all the fuss is about. That’s exactly what I did and others besides.

When you join as a free member you will not be asked for your credit card details which were a massive plus for me, and you won’t find any upsells at all, not like most products out there.

Aren’t you a little tired of these sales tactics? I know I am!

If after you join as a free member and like what you see, if you upgraded to premium within 7 days then you get the first month for $19. That’s a saving of 39%.

Upgrading to premium allows you to thoroughly check out the training platform over a 4-5 week period (like I did) and if this is not for you then call it a day and all it will have cost you is $19.

You really need to upgrade and take advantage of this as this opens up everything within the training platform.

A note I would like to point out is that if you joined and upgraded to premium and decided to pay for the yearly membership upfront, this would bring down your costs as follows.

From $588 to  $348

That’s a saving of around 39%

That’s $1 a day, yes you heard that right. $1 for all that training, with no hidden costs, no upsells, no garbage promises and to top that; well you can’t because there is nothing that comes close to this training on the  Internet today!


Who could benefit from this training?

Maybe you’ve been stung a few times in the past, misinformed and lost money?

A complete newbie just starting out on your journey and trying to figure it all out?

Could be a business owner looking to improve revenue by building a website and creating an Internet presence?

Are you a stay at home mum or dad looking to project your finances?

You, could be due for retirement and looking to top up your pension?

Looking to add to your current income?

Could it be that you are looking for an alternative career?

Would love to spend more time with your loved ones, so lets fire the boss eh?

Love travelling, then all you would need is a laptop and an Internet connection?

Just to name a few, but the training at Wealthy Affiliate is literally for anyone.


 What is Wealthy Affiliate about? The Verdict!

Hopefully, I have achieved what I set out to do and give you an in-depth review of this training platform without going into too much detail.

I’m sure you’ll agree that affiliate marketing would be a great business to get involved with and that the possibilities are endless.

Remember what I said about over 5 billion searches a day on Google alone?

You only need a fraction of that crowd of people to make a very lucrative online business. Eventually, a passive business that will generate income for you 24/7/365.

Do you really get all this for this ridiculous small monthly amount?

State of art training platform, that is continually been updated and improved.

Education is simple and it works, with video, text and tasks to complete. For newbies and advanced marketers alike.

52 live weekly training classes a year

A vast catalogue of training created by experienced entrepreneurs you will find all over the community.

The support you get goes beyond anything I have come across.

Create beautiful, professional looking websites in seconds, using Wealthy Affiliate’s own management platform SiteRubix, full of techie stuff to take your business to the next level.

Host all your websites on wealthy affiliate

Manage all your domains in one place

A fully secure 1-Stop-Shop for all your business and the only requirement to step outside is to do your research.

Just think – We all do research whenever we are on the Internet. We all write content, that’s what you are doing on social media and we all write emails. OK?

Those are the elements that are required to start an online business so what are you waiting for?

Why not take it for a test drive and see what you think. Remember I will be there for you every step of the way.

You can start your free membership here!

Hope to see you on the inside!


Comments

Had a bad experience and just had enough with all the bad information?

Tired of spending 100’s and in many cases 1000’s and getting nowhere?

Feeling frustrated and just can’t believe anything you are been told anymore? Is your confidence shot?

Leave a comment below regarding anything and I’ll be happy to get back to you. I always reply and look forward to connecting with you.

All the best

Mick

 

How to Build Your Own Website Free in Wealthy Affiliate

So you have a Hobby or an Interest that you want to get out there in front of the millions of people searching on Google, and want to know how to build your own website free?

how to build your own website free

Every business no matter what it is should have a website to promote its brand, otherwise, you could be missing out on so many potential customers.

With so many people searching on Google which according to the website Internet Live Stats is well over 64,000 a second.

This potential traffic is just screaming out for you to take advantage of!

But before we get down to actually creating your website, you need to have something to base your website around.

Maybe a hobby of yours or some kind of interest that you have a passion for that we call a Niche.

My interests are fishing, golf, running, travelling, technology, DIY, eating out just to name a few and I could extend this list very easily, but pretty much anything you could think of could be a niche.

Having a passion only makes it so much more interesting and fun when doing research and building your website. It means that it wouldn’t become so much of a chore.

Choosing a Niche usually gets people in a bit of a dilemma, because whilst pretty much anything that anybody is searching for could potentially be a niche, it seems to be a stumbling block for many.

It was for me until I learned just how easy it was!

With the thousands of keyword searches per second which I mentioned above, they could all potentially be a niche, but there is a way of searching out a niche and one that could make you some money.

I wrote an article that describes just what a niche is and how to select a profitable one if you would like to read it here.

You could also check out what Kyle, my mentor has to say about Niches in the below training. A taster of the type of training available.

It all starts with a niche - what's my nicheNow we have that out of the way and you have chosen a profitable niche then we can think about building your website.


How to Build Your Own Website Free

Everybody likes free right, but people tend to be wary of anything associated with a freebie.

I know I do, what’s the catch?

Well, in this instance there isn’t one!

You might be thinking that because it is free that you will only have a limited amount of tools to accomplish the task, and that once this website is up and running that it won’t be a professional looking website and you won’t be able to generate traffic to it?

How wrong could you be!

What if I told you that this training platform teaches you everything you would ever need to know about affiliate marketing and building a website with all the tools you would need to get the job done?


The 4 steps to becoming a success with an online business within Wealthy Affiliate

The 4 steps to building an online business

  1. What a niche is and choosing a profitable one.
  2. Create your own free WordPress website.
  3. Learn how to drive traffic to your website organically.
  4. Getting paid by way of commissions.

Building a Website is Easy, Straightforward and Fun

Within this article, I will lay out what is required to build Your Own Website Free in Wealthy Affiliate and show you the 4 simple steps you need to know to accomplish this task.

Apart from choosing a profitable niche, to have a successful online business you need to know the steps required to build a great looking professional website.

Once you have the foundation built and it is rock solid then you can work on what it takes to get traffic to your website.

But first, we are going to start building your website.


Time to Build Your Own Website

Many people freeze when they talk about building a website.

  • Surely this must be difficult?
  • I don’t come from a technical background and wouldn’t have a clue?
  • This is going to take me an age to get to grips with?
  • What do I do once the website is created?
  • How do I get my website to make me money?

These are just a few questions that come to mind, which can put a negative spin on things, and before we know it we have decided to call it a day and move onto something else.

Around 10 years ago the task of building your very own website was a task, to say the least.

You did need a technical background with programming skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Graphics etc or you could hire a professional website developer to do the job, which I can tell you then, was expensive.

Technology has moved on somewhat and those days are a thing of the past and there is nothing for you to worry about.

Anybody at all no matter what background you come from can build a professional looking website that looks a million dollars and the best platform to do this, in my opinion, is with Wealthy Affiliate.

Check out the training video link below and see for yourself how easy it is to build your very own website here at Wealthy Affiliate.


It is very Important where you Build your Website?

Developing a successful online business is no easy task when you are building it from scratch with no help or support, but when you have the correct tools at your disposal it makes life so much easier.

There is so much more to just building a website here at Wealthy Affiliate with all the training and help there is within the community.

There are 2 memberships, the free and the premium membership and everyone usually joins as a free member.

This way you can take your time and get used to what the training platform has to offer, and see if it really is for you.

I can talk about Wealthy Affiliate until I go blue in the face but the best way for you or anyone to get know what is on offer is to signup for a free membership.

Once you have signed up and decided that this is just what you have been looking for, then and only if you are sure, then you can upgrade to a Premium membership, but we are jumping the gun a little here.

Site Rubix is the Management System where all this happens

Site Rubix's main application management tool

Site Manager – Allows you to access your website along with many other functionalities relating to your site

Site builder – This is where you would go to create your website,

Whether on a new domain, use an existing domain or use a Free domain which in your case would be the place to go. Remember you can create 2 websites on a Free domain, 50 if you upgraded to premium.

Site Domains – Where you would go to maintain your domains.

Either add a sub-domain or transfer your own domain to WA.

You could also point domains that were external to Wealthy Affiliate to WA servers and host your websites there, once again allowing for WA to handle all the backups and security.

Site Content – This is where all your articles or blogs that you create would be managed.

You can set yourself goals with your content writing which is extremely good for personal improvement.

Here at WA they are always adding new things to enhance the way you build and maintain your website, and recently new functions have been implemented as part of site content and one very important one is access to over 1,000,000 images, free to use for your content and free from any copyright infringements.

This alone could cost you $20+ a month depending on where you look.

Site Comments and Site Feedback – Is a facility amongst the Wealthy Affiliate community to engage and get feedback and comments. It’s great to get other people, real people to respond to your articles which can only help to improve your writing ability over time.

A very important aspect of Google uses comments and feedback as part of their algorithm to index and rank your posts.

Site Support – Last but not least support and here at you will find no better.

No need to be waiting 24-48+ hours to get a reply, this is pretty much instant and the results I have always been satisfied with.


Now it’s time to Build your Website in 4 Simple Steps

At this stage of the process, you have learned what a niche is and found one that can be profitable so I guess all there is to do now is take these 4 steps and start building your website.

At Wealthy Affiliate, it couldn’t be made any easier.

Step 1 – What kind of Website do you Want to Create?

Use a free domain, a domain of your own or create a new one

As a free member then you would create a free website as part of the .siterubix.com domain. You are entitled to 2 free websites.

Enough for you to get a feel for whether Wealthy Affiliate would be a right fit for you or not!

If at a later date you decided to upgrade to premium then this figure jumps up to 25 free websites on a .siterubix.com domain with a further 25 on domains that you could own for a total of 50, which to be honest is more than enough for anybody.

Step 2 – Choose a Name for your Website

Choose a domain name for your website

As your free website would become part of the .siterubix.com domain, this is what we call a sub-domain.

The name of your website is going to be your brand and will be with you for a very long time and should relate to your chosen niche.

There is no rule that states your website name should relate to your niche but just think about it for a second. There is no point calling your website  “how to make money online” when your niche is about “Drones”?

My niche is in the “how to make money online” and I eventually came up with the name www.AchieveSuccessFromHome.com It took me a while because the ones that I wanted were taken, but I eventually had it down to several.

Some good advice would be to write down a dozen or so off the top of your head and see what happens.

As you probably would be joining as a free member then deciding on a name wouldn’t be so important for your free sites, it is only when/if you decided to upgrade as a premium member that more care has to be taken because you will be creating your own domain.

That’s what I did when I joined. I used the free membership to get a feel for what this training platform had to offer, and I didn’t take advantage of the 2 free websites. I decided within 2 hours that this platform was right for me and therefore went the other route. The premium route and created my own domain.

Step 3 – Give your Website a Title.

Give your website a name

This will be what your visitors see when they click on your site.

This should relate to your website name and preferably the same if your website name is meaningful.

You could change this at a later date but not advised because visitors over time will know your site through the actual name.

Step 4 – Choose a WordPress Theme for your chosen niche.

Choose a WordPress theme from thousands

Currently, at Wealthy Affiliate, you have over 2800 different themes available, so try and choose a popular one and one that has quite a number of reviews, remember you can change your theme anytime you want.

WordPress is the most widely used open source content management system (CMS) there is, with around 50,000 plugins at your disposal. Want to modify something on your website, then be rest assured there will be a plugin to do the job.

And that’s it all done.


Your Website is now Built and What Happens Next?

Wealthy Affiliate has been active for the last 12+ years seeing through around 1.2 million members, with helping over 217,000 start their first business online in 2017.

As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you feel part of something special and a training platform that you can really trust 100%. I know this is some claim but it took me quite some time researching the Internet before I stumbled across this company.

As you can see from the video, just how professional the training is, and whilst we are talking about the training, the platform is literally full of training and takes any newbie from knowing absolutely nothing about Affiliate Marketing to learning everything that you would ever need to know in order to be a success online.

All the training courses are set out in a way that makes learning enjoyable, with each course laid out in text format, along with video, and tasks to take on and complete.

Get stuck on anything and you have an enormous community with all levels of knowledge ready and willing to help you in any way they can.

Not happy with your answers then get in touch with either Kyle or Carson, the 2 co-founders who are at your disposal, and that alone for me was a decision maker when I decided to go with Wealthy Affiliate amongst many other things too.

The 2 major steps to becoming a success online you have just accomplished.

  1. Finding a profitable niche
  2. Creating your niche website

Time to Start Building your Website with Great Content

Now all there is to do is create great content for your website and to do that you need to research just what people are searching for in Google, Bing, and Yahoo which is related to your niche.

With over 65,000 keyword searches in Google alone every single second, which is around 234,000,000 every hour, I’m sure you can find keywords that are related to your Niche that you can use for your articles.

Great keywords with little competition and for this, you need a great keyword research tool and guess what, Wealthy Affiliate has one which is now integrated and part of the training platform.

Before you start writing content for your articles you need to find low competition keywords and Jaaxy allows you to do this. I wrote a review about Jaaxy and you can read about it here.


Final thoughts

It goes without saying that finding the right training platform with all the training and tools you would ever require is paramount to your success, and every business should have a website otherwise you are missing out on so many potential customers.

What I have given you here is just a little taste of what is on offer, so don’t take my word for it give it a try and create your free membership today and see for yourself, that’s exactly what I did and now I am doing this fulltime from home.

Remember, when I say free I really mean free and no credit card will be asked for either.

If you are really serious about learning affiliate marketing from the grassroots up and building a successful online business that will be around for years to come, which will give you a passive income 24/7/365 then this could be just what you are looking for.

If you want to know more about Wealthy Affiliate then you can read about it in a review I created, which goes into a lot more detail here.


Comments

Thanks for stopping by and reading my review and I hope this has been helpful as part of your research in finding a suitable solution.

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Any questions at all don’t hesitate to pop them down below and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Why not just drop by and tell me how your research has been coming along and what you are currently up to.

No matter what, I am here to help.

Mick

 

How to Start an Online Business on a Budget – Step by Step Guide

Something that many people would like to know and that’s how to start an online business on a budget, which is what we are going to cover in this article, and break it down into individual steps that should make the process a lot clearer, and to get rid of any misconceptions that you may have.

Starting any business is not something to be taken lightly, and it won’t happen overnight as there is a lot of work involved.

One of the most searched for terms in Google would be money related, and with around half the world population, which is around 3.75 billion who have access to the Internet then why not take advantage and make the Internet work for you.

Just think about all the people who are searching in Google, Bing, and Yahoo for anything you could ever imagine, and why not take a piece of the action?

If you take a quick look at Google search statistics, it states that Google processes well over 60,000 search queries every second, which amounts to well over 3.5 billion searches every single day. Check it out!

This is also known as “Traffic” and as you can see there is more than enough traffic to go around.

Having your own online business is a great way to eventually escape the 5-day working week, and give you back your precious time to do whatever you desire.

Just think about how your life would change and it wouldn’t be a small change either.

  • No more Boss to answer to, and no more “BS”.
  • Start your working day when you want.
  • No more traveling those long distances to work and back.
  • Work anywhere you want. All you need is a laptop and an Internet connection.
  • Spend that precious time with your family and friends.
  • Holidays when you want.

All this is within everybody’s reach, it really is.

Anyway back to the main topic in question, how to start an online business

There are plenty of ways to make money on the Internet but one I researched a few years ago and decided to learn was Affiliate Marketing.

You don’t have to own a product or have to buy any stock, not like the normal type of business where products of some description will either be purchased or manufactured by you to sell.

You wouldn’t need to have premises because everything can be done from home.

That means you don’t need to spend money on purchasing or manufacturing.

All you are is the middleman or woman, who executes certain marketing techniques to get visitors to your site. Give them a lot of great content regarding the product(s) and once they purchase from you, that’s when you make a commission.

It’s as simple as that, but how do we get to that position?

If you were knowledgeable and knew what you were doing then you could create your website and a bunch of other stuff and be on your way to making a lucrative income.

Or

You could find a Mentor and a Training Platform with a great community and learn the whole process step by step, which is what I did.

You don’t require any prerequisite skills to succeed and build your online business.

This will all be taught, and all you have to bring to the table is the right mindset, motivation and the will to succeed, and of course “Hard Work”.

Any business, no matter what, takes time to build, and it needs to be done in the correct manner.

It is not going to happen overnight that is for sure but given the time and a lot of effort you will get there because you want this business around for years to come, and something that you could pass down to the kids and be proud of.

I eventually found a Mentor and Training Platform, and after thorough research, I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate.

OK, let’s get right to the step by step guide, what you need to know to create your online business.

Step 1 – Choose Your Niche

A Niche can be many things.

Just take a look at all the people who are searching for things like

Products –

“Smart TV under $1000”

“Best drones with a fitted camera”

Training programs –

“The best training for affiliate marketing”

“How to play better golf”

Debt management –

“How can I get out of debt”

“What happens if I declare bankruptcy”

Make money –

“how to make money on the Internet”

“How you can win the lottery”

The list is endless and remember, I mentioned earlier that Google processes over 60,000 search queries every second.

Each one of those above search queries is a potential Niche.

If you need to look more into what a niche is and how to find a profitable one, then take a look at an article I wrote explaining what a Niche is and how to seek out a profitable one.

Or you could take a look at this topic explained by Kyle who is one of my mentors at Wealthy Affiliate.

What people tend to do is choose something that interests them, maybe a hobby, a problem that needs addressing, etc

It also helps if you are passionate about your Niche, that way developing your website won’t become so much of a chore when you are doing your research.

It could be that at the moment you don’t feel a passion, but that could come at a later date especially when you see a return on your investment.

When choosing your niche there are few parameters that you need to take into consideration which I explain in my review on what a niche is and how to find a profitable one.

If you think about it, it wouldn’t make sense to spend all your precious time developing your website where there were no visitors searching for things relating to your Niche, would they?

That’s where it all gets interesting in Step 3, Keyword Research.

It’s imperative that you choose a Niche where you know there will be plenty of visitors (traffic) coming to your website.

Once you have decided on a Niche, then you need to focus on building your website.

Step 2 – Build Your Website

You have your Niche and now you are ready to go.

First off you need to decide who is going to host your website. There are many and I have listed the top 5 in my opinion.

  1. Hosting
  2. Bluehost
  3. iPage
  4. Godaddy
  5. HostGator

But before you decide and dive into one of the above, Wealthy Affiliate has their own hosting and therefore why not take advantage, that’s if you become a member that is.

The overall “Yearly” cost, by far outweighs all the top hosting sites.

Not only that but take a look at what you get.

  • Full support and management
  • Daily backups
  • Mirroring – If your site goes down no problem
  • Website monitoring
  • Faster site speed
  • The most secure, cost-effective affordable hosting there is on the Internet
  • WordPress optimized
  • 24/7/365
  • 25 Your own domains as a paid member
  • 25 Free site Rubix domains as a paid member

That’s 50 domains in total. Do you think that would be enough?

I’m sure you’ll agree that nobody comes near when it comes to hosting at Wealthy Affiliate.

Now you have decided on who’s going to do your hosting, now it’s time to think about your domain.

This is going to be the name of your Website, which can also be registered through Wealthy Affiliate.

This is where it can be a little tricky because you are now going to sit down with a pen and paper and write down a bunch of names for your Niche, and what you will find is once you have decided on a name that somebody else is using that name.

Try to think of a good name for your website and one that relates to your Niche.

Remember this is going to be your brand, and I think people don’t spend enough time on this decision and just jump in and select the first one they can think off.

This name is going to be with you for years to come, so a little time and patience.

If you are serious about building an online business then you really need your own domain (Website) name!

If you just wanted to give the Training Platform a trial run then there are 2 Free Domains that you can use to get a feel for whether this is really for you or not.

That is exactly what I did but decided within 2 hours that this training platform was for me!

Everything you would ever need is there for you at Wealthy Affiliate and makes everything so straightforward.

Are you thinking?

“This isn’t for me, I don’t have any technical skills and just wouldn’t have a clue about how to create a website”. Right?

Wrong!

The guys at Wealthy Affiliate make developing a website so very straightforward, and no techie stuff at all is required. Anybody can do this.

Take a look at one of the co-owners, Kyle creates a website in less than 1 minute.

Your website is ready to go, now all you have to do is write Niche related content, but before you get to that, you need to research just what people are searching for regarding your Niche in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Step 3 – Keyword Research

This is where you would use a Keyword Tool and there are many out there.

Some good and some bad along with cost issues.

Just recently at Wealthy Affiliate major changes have been made to integrate the Jaaxy Keyword Tool and make it all part of the training platform.

What they have done is replace the FREE cutdown version of Jaaxy with the new Jaaxy membership, which has many more features you can take advantage of. The FREE membership still as restrictions though!

The 4 memberships are

  • Jaaxy Starter – Part of the free membership with restrictions
  • Jaaxy Lite – Now part of the Premium Membership
  • Jaaxy Pro – As before
  • Jaaxy Enterprise – As before

What this means for anybody who is serious about building a successful online business is, that if you decide to upgrade to Premium then the Jaaxy Keyword Tool comes as part of that membership.

A big saving and how cool is that?

This is very easy to learn and extremely accurate and gives you just what you need in order to accelerate your research. No complexity at all and designed I would say for the newbie.

I use the Jaaxy Pro version and I would say one if not the best Keyword Research Tool on the Internet today.

You may say I am biased and maybe I am but I have tried a number of Keyword Tools in the past and Jaaxy leaves them standing.

If you want to know more about Jaaxy along with Keyword research that is covered then you can read my review of Jaaxy here.

In essence what you are trying to do when researching keywords is to look for what we call “Long Tail Keywords”

These are keywords that fewer marketers will be using. The longer the keyword the less competition you will find, or that is the theory behind it.

There are 2 types of keywords

  • Broad Keyword
  • Long Tail Keyword

Broad keyword would be – “Make Money”

Another but not so broad would be – “Make Money Online”

A long tail keyword would be – “Make Money Online as an Affiliate Marketer”

You need to stay away from Broad Keywords

Although the traffic for a broad keyword will be high these are the keywords that “The Big Companies” will be ranking in Google for.

They have an unlimited supply of money and we just can’t compete at that level, but expanding the keyword can still reap rewards for you.

It just means that the traffic will not be so great.

As a guide, you need to be looking for a keyword that as…

  • Average monthly search of 100+
  • QSR less than 50 ( this is the number of websites using that same keyword)

The idea is to find those Long Tail Keywords and use them as the “Title” of your “Post” and build your content around.

Remember you can change the keyword to suit your requirements.

Add words to the beginning and the end to give it a more meaningful name.

Over time, you will write many posts relating to your Niche and each post will attract a certain amount of traffic to your website, and if you get all this right, then Google will rank your posts high, and we are aiming for pages 1 or 2.

The more posts with those great keywords the more traffic that will come to your website and the more sales you will make.

A piece of cake, right?

Step 4 – Writing Content

Great readable content unless you are already an established writer comes with time and the more you write the better you will get.

Something we do all the time on the Internet and that is some form of research?

Looking for a new TV, a new wireless audio player, a new car, and we are always reading reviews to find out what other people say about the product, right?

All you are doing as an affiliate marketer is what you would do on a daily basis, the difference is that you will be writing posts and reviews relating to your Niche.

That’s it!

Step 5 – Promoting Your Website and getting traffic to it

We have mentioned about great long tail keywords that you will use for your posts and what you are trying to achieve is to get traffic to your website without paying for it.

This is also called organic traffic and a term that you may have heard of as SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

This is where we target long tail keywords that people are using in Google to get our Free Traffic.

Free Organic Traffic takes time but eventually, when done in the right manner will save you a lot of money.

Paid traffic is quick, but you have to know what you are doing because there are a lot of traffic sites promoting that their site is the best, but beware ‘cause there are some unscrupulous people out there.

This is where you can lose a lot of money if you don’t know what you are doing.

If you need to pay for traffic use Bing Ads (which is reasonably priced) or Google Adwords (Not so reasonably priced) but trustworthy sites all the same.

You can promote on a site called Buffer. Here they allow you to schedule your posts on the social media networks.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin

Step 6 – Monetizing

There are many ways to monetize your website through the many Affiliate Programs out there and these are where you will get your products from for your marketing campaigns.

You have affiliate networks like Clickbank for promoting digital products and some come with commissions as high as 75% and some much higher.

What about Amazon Associates, the biggest retail outlet on the Internet that sells pretty much anything, with commissions ranging from 0%-10%.

The beauty about Amazon is that once a visitor goes to Amazon through your website link, any purchases they make without exiting your link means you will be paid commissions on everything the visitor buys.

Google Adsense is another way but I have reservations about using it as advertisements keep popping up on your posts that don’t relate to your topic, and I find it annoying and spoils the customer experience.

Let’s face it who likes popups because I certainly don’t?

One thing to take on board is that pretty much all the Affiliate Programs are Free to join.

There are many, many more, you’ll just have to do your research.

Step 7 – Reaping the rewards after all your hard work

This Step you don’t have to do anything because if you have followed the above steps 1-6 to the letter then this step comes naturally.

This is where we see that all our hard work has paid off.

You have been building your website by adding Niche related content, and over time each post you create will attract a certain amount of traffic, in other words, visitors, and provided you have given your visitors the right information then they will purchase from your website.

That is when you receive commissions from the likes of Amazon, Clickbank etc

Final Analysis

I’m sure you will agree that we have covered quite a lot here with regards to building an online business, and broken it down into clear concise steps that hopefully you have been able to understand.

I sincerely hope I have achieved what I set out to do and given you a clear path to becoming a success online.

Learning to build an online business in the affiliate marketing world is by far the best path to take in my opinion, and I hope this step by step approach as answered many questions and given you a clear understanding of just what is required.

To learn all this and more, much, much more, then I would highly recommend joining as a Free Member and seeing what is all about.

Try Wealthy Affiliate and see what you think, because there is nothing, in my opinion, that comes close, but that is a decision only you can make.

All I am here to do is relay the information and it is you that has to take that initial step.

Remember one thing if you join you will have me on your side to give guidance whenever you need it.

If you haven’t already, please check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

Feedback and comments

I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading this article and I welcome all comments and will surely get back to you at my earliest convenience and will be more than happy to answer all questions.

Any ideas feel free to share

All the best on your journey and hopefully I will see you on the inside

Your friend

Mick

Owner – AchieveSuccessFromHome.com

 

 

Is Site Rubix the best Website Builder for a Small Business?

Is Site Rubix the best website builder for a small business and can it compete with the other popular like-minded applications currently out there on the Internet Market today?

Well, let’s take a look, shall we?

First and foremost Site Rubix was developed as a front-end application as part of the Wealthy Affiliate training platform for building and hosting websites. The back-end application is, of course, WordPress, the largest self-hosting blogging tool used on millions of sites and the number one choice for many.

There are 2 membership versions, free and paid, I would always advise that you try the FREE membership first but we will get to that later on.

There are many website builders currently out there on the market today, which I have tried such as Wix, SiteBuilder, and 1&1 and there are many more, and they are all good in their own right with what they give you, but what they don’t give you is an Independent Training Platform where you wouldn’t need to go anywhere external for any of your affiliate marketing requirements, except for your research.

In this review I am going to go into details about what Site Rubix is, explain what all the features are and give you an open-minded insight as to whether this could be right for you.

What Exactly Is Site Rubix?

SiteRubix was launched in 2007 and was originally a drag and drop editor, but is continuously being developed, and today is a world forerunner in website builders.

As I am writing this review a new development has just been added to Site Rubix, which gives you access to over 1,000,000 FREE images to add to your content and website.

Just think about it, you don’t have to worry about copywriting infringements anymore, but not only that, there are no additional fees, not like many of the sites out there charging x amount on a monthly basis.

Some are quite expensive too!

Every little saving helps don’t you think?

Site Rubix was designed with the newbie in mind which allows you to get your business up and running quicker and more efficiently, and allows you to focus on the business end of building your website(s).

Creating a website with Site Rubix is easy and takes only a couple of minutes. In fact, I have seen this done within the training literally in less than 1 minute.

What sets Site Rubix apart from the rest of the website builders is that it comes with a dedicated training platform with support and all the tools you would ever need in order to become successful online.

It will take your website development completely to a new level, and once you have mastered the 4 essential steps there will be no stopping you.

Choose an Interest, Build a Website, Get Traffic, Earn Commissions
Choose an Interest, Build a Website, Get Traffic, Earn Commissions

1. Choose an Interest (A Niche)

It can be anything you want. A hobby, a passion, an interest. This would all be explained in a very simplistic way, and it may be that all you want to do is create a website as a hobby, whilst most would use this step to find a Profitable Niche where they could make a substantial income from.

If you would like to know more about what a Niche is and how it fits into an online business, then you could read an article I wrote below.

What is a Niche Market in Online Business?

This should clear up a few things with your perception of what a Niche actually is.

2. Build a Website

This is the next step, to build your website and this is where it all happens. The foundation of your business and where everything happens and of course the fun stuff, because nowadays that is exactly what it is.

Don’t let this intimidate you. Building a website isn’t scary, it’s fun. You can literally build a professional looking website in minutes with the tools available.

In fact, you can watch Kyle, who is one of the co-founders create a website in less than 1 minute here.

3. Get Ranking and Visitors.

How to get traffic to your website.

You will be taught how to get your website in front of thousands of people searching for things relating to your niche.

Keyword research and how to find that great keyword to build your content around.

Learn how to master SEO (search engine optimization) and save literally thousands on PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising.

4. Earn Revenue

When you have mastered the 3 subjects above then its time to reap the rewards and earn commissions, from the products that you sell.

How a few years has made such a difference!

A few years ago now between 5-10 years, it was a nightmare when it came to creating a website.  You either needed to have some sort of skill as a web developer or web designer, along with programming skills in languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript etc.

I’m happy to say that those days are well and truly a thing of the past!

All the technical aspects that you needed have been completely removed and Site Rubix provides you with an experience that allows you to be up and running within minutes, which means that all the technical stuff you had to spend hours on tweaking here and there can now be spent in other areas, maximizing your time in building your business.

Site Rubix is powered by Wealthy Affiliate which provides you with all the training, support and tools to turn your idea into something that you can be proud of.

If you are serious about creating an online presence it is essential to have a website to promote your business and to get your brand out there to the billions who are searching for anything and everything.

If you think about it, as of 2017 there is literally around 3.8 billion that has access to the Internet, which roughly speaking equates to around half the world population.

Just think if you could get access to a fraction of that figure, the possibilities are endless don’t you think?

With the combination of Site Rubix and Wealthy Affiliate and of course Word Press and the dedication to succeed you are in a unique position.

Everything in one central location.

Something you don’t get with other Website Builders.

The thought process in the development of Site Rubix makes it simple for anyone to succeed no matter how much experience you have online.

A User-Friendly experience?

When I was researching online for ways to earn an income, I tried several programs but couldn’t resonate with any of them for all sorts of reasons, but mainly I couldn’t see how I was ever going to be successful doing what others were teaching.

It just didn’t make any sense to me and all I would have ended up doing was spending more and more money.

I suppose we all have some sort of additional sense, pretty much like when you are purchasing your next home. You get a feeling and it’s sometimes a gut feeling that you go with.

When I joined through Site Rubix it was painless and very straightforward.

There were no up sells whatsoever, not like many products out there and I wasn’t asked for my CARD details either.

Upsells?

Card details?

These are the 2 major things I look for when I am thinking of purchasing a product, and if there is so much a sniff then I leave well alone.

Within maybe a minute I had the training application at my disposal, with direct messages from the co-owners Kyle and Carson which is certainly a plus in my mind!

Not that it matters but I come from a software development background and therefore have seen many software systems throughout my career.

Some good, some bad, and I can honestly say that within 1-2 hours I had decided that I had stumbled onto something that I felt comfortable with and had been developed with the newbie in mind.

At a glance, you have everything at your finger-tips and is so easy to navigate around, and to be quite honest a long time since I have seen such a professionally designed product.

Be the judge yourself and take it for a trial spin

What about the Community and Support?

The community is made up of many individuals from all walks of life with all levels of knowledge and experience who are there to support you on your journey in this incredible business along with coaching, training, and help in all matters relating to your business development.

If you have ever tried building a website in the past, you will know how you are always going to run into problems across a multitude of areas no matter how much experience you have, and to achieve your goals you will need constant support and coaching and there are buckets of it here.

You will find like I did that the support is second to none and no matter what question needs answers to, be rest assured that you will get that answer along with many other different ones too.

Giving you alternative answers which gives you additional ideas going forward.

I have never seen such a turn around when it comes to answering questions and the beauty of asking your questions is that it gets a discussion going amongst the more experienced entrepreneurs.

Take for instance…I might already have the answers to what I am trying to achieve, but sometimes I create and submit a question to the community only to find out how others are doing things.

There is always more than one way to achieve your goal and someone else may well be doing it better.

Use your network of members and make them work for you.

If you need clarification on anything then the co-founders Kyle and Carson are more than happy to help.

Starting an online business can be very overwhelming for many, especially individuals who have never been involved with anything like affiliate marketing before, and it helps to have people who are friendly and who are prepared to help you every step of the way.

Let’s take a look at the Site Rubix features

As you can see in the image below there are 7 tools which are part of the Site Rubix application.

Let’s take a look at them further shall we?
1: Site Manager

Shows at a glance all the main functionality of your websites(s). Pretty much self-explanatory, but we shall take a look at a few that are worth looking at, for more details.

  • Website creation date
  • Premium or Free
  • Site health – View details below

  • Last backup date
  • Last update date
  • Monitoring
  • WordPress version
  • Number of website pages published
  • Number of website posts published
  • Approved comments
  • Pending comments
  • Google indexed yes/no
  • SitePlus+

The bar along the bottom of the Site Manager allows you access to some other activities.

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard or change the password
  • Simply refreshes and included any changes
  • View your website as it would be on the Internet
  • Earn comments by helping others
  • Request, or offer feedback
  • Move your website to another domain
  • Website details
    • Admin details
    • Domain Details
    • SitePlus+
    • Page Speed Insights

Another great feature just added for October 2017. You can see at a glance whether your posts require optimizing for speed to ensure your reader has a pleasant experience. There is nothing worse than doing research and coming across a site that takes ages to load.

  • Features included
    • Site health
    • Site comments
    • Site feedback
    • Site support
    • Site security
  • Installed plugins
  • What is included with your Free or premium membership
 2: Site Builder

Gives you control of whether you want to create a website

  • On a free domain
    • 2 x for free members, 25 x for premium members
  • On a domain that you own
  • Or whether you wish to create and register a new domain.
3: Site Domains

A facility which allows you to search for domains, transfer domains from other hosting platforms to Site Domains at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s easy, it’s quick, and it allows you to use all of the domain features offered at Wealthy Affiliate.

You can also point domains that are registered outside of Wealthy Affiliate to WA Servers and host your websites.

Add sub-domains and transfer domains that are external to Wealthy Affiliate.

Manage all your domains in one central location.

Wealthy Affiliate allows you to have everything in one location and you’ll find it hard to beat on price too.

4: Site Content

This is the ultimate writing platform for content marketers, authors, and webmasters.

Full of features that will help to simplify your writing experience, with available stats that will improve accuracy and increase efficiency.

A place to store your templates

Why not set yourself some goals such as

  • Publishing goal
  • Word count goal

A writing experience all in one central location.

A great feature just added for October 2017 is access to over 1 million free images.

Just think about it, no copywriter infringements and no monthly fees.

If you are like me then you will know just how costly it can be on a monthly basis for using what we are told are Royalty Free Images, and in many cases, this just isn’t true at all.

Every little saving helps, but in this case quite a considerable saving.

5: Site Comments

Is a powerful platform that allows engagement in the form of comments on your website which is a key component to ranking in Google as well as other search engines.

This is the only platform available where you can get real comments, from real people who are interested in your type of website.

6: Site Feedback

Is a way which you can forward constructive criticism and also allow other authors to return the favor. A great way to improve your business.

7: Site Support

A facility which enables you to create support tickets for technical issues relating to your business amongst other things.

Whilst there are many other ways to get your answers within the Wealthy Affiliate community, such as,

  • Live Chat
  • Direct Messaging
  • Submit a blog post
  • Submit a question
  • Take part in one of the dedicated classrooms
    • Getting started
    • WA affiliate program
    • Keyword, niche and market research
    • Everything WordPress
    • Authoring and writing content
    • SEO (search engine optimization)
    • Social engagement and marketing
    • Website development and programming
    • Local marketing
    • Video marketing
    • Email marketing
    • The wealthy affiliate platform
    • Pay per click marketing

It is always nice to have dedicated support which covers the technical aspects and the turn around is very good.

No waiting 24 or 48 hours.

Support is about as good as it gets.

Require more time to make a decision?

When preparing a review it is often difficult to cover all the areas involved in the product, but I do try to include what I think are the main areas and benefits that you need to know, and hopefully, that is what I have done and given you just enough information to try it out for yourself.

I would like to point out that it took me several years of wasting my time listening to people and their products and getting absolutely nowhere until I came across Site Rubix and Wealthy Affiliate. I only wish I had found this platform much, much sooner.

It could also be that you are at the very start of your research in finding ways to make money online, and if it is then all I can do is wish you the best of luck in your journey, but if it is then you could save yourself a lot of wasted time and money by just taking this for a FREE trial run.

What’s the worst thing that can happen?

Well, a few days of assessing just what the product offers and nothing else, because as I said you can join as a FREE member and there will be NO UPSELLS and you will not be asked for your CARD details.

My guarantee to you is that I will have your back on the inside, and will help you as much as I can.

If you are serious about learning how to build a successful online business there is no better place and this will be the best decision that you make and one you will not regret.

Try it for yourself, and see what you think

My Final Thoughts

I don’t know whether I have convinced you that Site Rubix is the real deal or not, but I can only give you my own true honest opinion and the rest I have to leave up to you to decide.

What I will tell you though is that I haven’t looked back since becoming a member and see myself here for the foreseeable future.

I truly believe there isn’t a product on the market that comes close!

If you would like to read an in-depth review of Wealthy Affiliate then you can check it out by clicking the link below.

My Wealthy Affiliate Review

Hopefully, I have answered many of the questions that you were asking yourself about the product, but if there are some questions that still need answering then please feel free to leave a comment below, both negative and positive as I would love to read them both.

I will get back to you at my earliest convenience and answer them to the best of my knowledge.

I would like to thank you for taking your time out and reading my review and hopefully, you have found it of interest, and I would like to wish you all the best in your research and moving forward with whatever you do in life.

Your friend

Mick

Owner – AchievesuccessfromHome.com

What is a Niche Market in Online Business?

What is a Niche Market in Online Business, and how to go about finding your niche, developing it and to eventually make money from it?

Just a few very important things that you should be asking yourself before you even start contemplating making a living online, because if you get this wrong then it doesn’t matter how good your website and content is, it will all be in vain, so it is extremely important to choose the right niche.

Descriptive Misconceptions of Niche Marketing

You hear it all the time “Follow your passion” your “Interest” your “Hobby” and the money will come.

Too many people start off building their business with this firmly fixed in their minds, and if you just think about it, there is a fundamental flaw in this concept.

In the Online Marketing World, this is up there with probably the worst advice that you can be given if you want to be successful online.

The amount of time and effort required is vast when building your business where it is so easy to spend a considerable amount of money during the process.

You need more than just a passion!

Just having a passion or an interest, with bags of enthusiasm is not enough to build a profitable online business.

You must ensure that the market your niche belongs to has enough potential pulling power to become profitable, especially as you are going to be investing money to get the business started in the first place.

Let’s take a look at the costs involved in establishing a professional business website. One that has a strong brand and optimized throughout in-order to show up in search engines, like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and to capture leads to increase your following.

Your time obviously; research, content creation, design, web development, web hosting, keyword research tools, software tools, auto-responders etc and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Is it possible to turn your hobby into a business?

It could be quite possible that building a business online is just a hobby of yours, and that you aren’t really interested or too bothered whether it makes a ton of money for you.

If that is the case then that’s fine, but if you stopped and thought about the whole process in more detail and by following certain guidelines then why not make this a proper business, where, who know’s you could make a living from.

Need to tell your boss where to go?

This should be about you making money and hopefully enough for you to say “Thank you very much, but I have had enough of this 9-5  and to tell your boss that you no longer wish to work for him or her.

Niche Marketing is a very concentrated form of marketing. Unlike some other forms of marketing that target a broad range or large group of consumers and a more competitive market.

Niche marketing involves targeting a very specific, well-defined portion of a broader more competitive market area.

Some Niches are discovered or created, right?

Some niches do not ‘exist’, they are ‘created’ by identifying people’s needs, their wants, and requirements that are being addressed poorly or not at all by other companies, and therefore it’s the job of the affiliate marketer to either develop or deliver goods or services to satisfy those requirements.

As a strategy, niche marketing is aimed at being a big fish in a small pond instead of being a small fish in a big pond.

This is also called micro-marketing.

So if your goal is to make money online with a business, rather than spend money on a hobby or a passion, then choosing a profitable niche market is absolutely crucial, and there is an art form to choosing a profitable niche market and one that you can become passionate about.

It’s all down to whether there is a Hungry Crowd in the niche you are choosing or creating!

What do we mean by a Hungry Crowd?

This is where there is a lot of people who are looking for something.

People who are searching on Google for things like, information, services, products, training, and it is our job, our end-goal as an affiliate marketer to put this sort of information in front of this hungry crowd!

Surely all the best Niches are taken?

I guess you thought that finding a profitable niche is going to be hard, right?

All the great ones are already taken and have far too much competition to even contemplate researching further, so there’s no way you could possibly compete, right?

Well sorry, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong!

It’s true that most of the profitable niches already have a lot of affiliate marketers working them, which is not a bad thing really, as it shows that it’s a healthy market, with plenty of products and customers (a hungry crowd), and that means there is plenty of money to be made.

All this means is that to compete in this market or niche you simply have to find your own smaller sub-niche, where there is still a lot of demand but a lot less competition, because even smaller sub-niches with larger markets have a lot of demand too.

Lets clear up just what a Sub-Niche is?

A sub-niche is basically a smaller segment or portion of a Marketplace.

For example, Weight Loss the top-level is a large broad, general market rather than a niche.

Weight Loss for Men is more of a niche market although still quite broad.

Weight Loss for Men in their 50’s is a sub-niche or a micro-niche.

It is very specific, focused and caters to a very precise sub-section of the Weight Loss market.

More examples:

  • Dating > Dating For Men > Dating for men over 40 > Dating For Men Over 40 Who Want To Date Younger Women
  • Pet Care > Dog Care > Shetland Sheepdog Care > Breeding Shetland Sheepdog
  • Making Money > Making Money Online > Make money Online on a Tight Budget

The idea is to find or create a sub-niche which is part of a popular wider marketplace which gives you a better chance of success.

If you try to appeal to everyone and anyone in the wider market area, where there’s already a lot of competition, usually from well-established larger companies who have all the money for marketing, then you will struggle to become successful.

1. How to find the Best Niche for your Online Business

Write down a list of things that you are passionate about and put them in an order of precedence. These can be anything at all, hobbies, socializing, reading certain things, cooking, fitness etc

If you aren’t passionate about something, or you need a helping hand to find your perfect niche, then why not take a trip through some or all of my suggestions listed below and see where you end up.

You’re thinking, well he’s mentioned that passionate thing again?

Yes, I have and didn’t I mention earlier, you need more than just passion?

If you can find a niche and it has a hungry crowd and you are passionate about it then bingo because having a passion makes your life so much easier when building your business and it doesn’t become so much a chore.

But hey, we can always create or find our passion for a niche, so don’t worry about it!

What about Google Search? My first place of call!

Let’s continue using the “weight loss for men” example.

Go to Google

Enter your “weight loss for men” into the search bar and Google instant suggests some sub-niches for you.

Out of the initial keyword “weight loss for men,” you have a further number of sub-niches that are highlighted.

  • weight loss for men
  • men’s weight loss diet plan
  • men’s weight loss workouts
  • men’s weight loss tips
  • men’s weight loss supplements

From here if you go to the bottom of the page, Google gives you some more suggestions of sub-niches that you could research.

What about using a Keyword Research Tool like Jaaxy?

Just key in the same keyword phrase into Jaaxy and see what appears.

That’s a potential further 6 sub-niches not to mention more on the proceeding pages.

Jaaxy is just one of many keyword research tools available to you and one of the best products currently on the market and can be mastered in just a few hours.

Wikipedia is another great resource for finding that Great Niche.

Go to Wikipedia

Enter your niche idea into the search bar and hit enter.

Wikipedia will return what it thinks are relevant to your search query.

 

Amazon is a great resource for researching your niche.

Amazon is not just an online retail outlet, it’s much more and if researched carefully could give you all sorts of ideas.

Enter your niche idea or product of choice into the Amazon search bar, much like Google instant does in suggesting and giving you products and ideas.

Look at the results in the drop down bar that Amazon suggests

Another load of ideas that you could research further.

What about the books section on Amazon?

This is widely used when searching for new ideas.

Why not enter your niche idea into the books section of Amazon and take a look at the list of books displayed.

Sort the books with the most reviews.

Click on the book cover to look inside and go to the contents page.

Just look at the different chapters, these can all be sub-niches.

I searched for “internet marketing” and I found a book called “SEO 2017”

The contents chapter revealed the following…

  • Introduction to how Google works
  • Keyword research
  • On page SEO
  • Link building
  • Social media and SEO
  • Web analytics in a nutshell
  • The new meta
  • Powerful SEO tools
  • PPC

All great topics to be explored further.

What about checking
  • The Bestsellers on Amazon
  • Today’s deals
  • At your Browsing history
  • Deal of the day
  • Lightning deal
  • Savings and Sales
  • Coupons
  • Prime early access Deals

Why not select the department’s tab where you will find the top-level, broad term marketplace, and all you have to do from here is drill down and open up sub-sections. The further down you go into the sub-sections the less competition you will find.

There is so much you can do with Amazon in your research for that great Niche!

The end goal in your research finding that profitable niche is to research this further after you have decided that you have found a hungry crowd through Keyword Research.

Below I have listed what I think are the 10 top Marketplaces!

2. Does your Niche fit into one of the Top 10 Marketplaces?

Check to see if your chosen niche falls into one of the 10 categories below.

These are my top 10 and should only be used as a guideline.

Remember there are many, many more top categories.

If it does then straight away we have found a hungry crowd!

But don’t worry if the niche doesn’t fit into one of the 10 marketplaces because we might still be able to find a hungry crowd!

3. Keyword Research – looking for Competition

Remember when researching your niche you can look at it as a keyword because, in essence, that is what it is.

I always go through the three steps even if the niche I would like to get involved with doesn’t fit into one of the top marketplaces. You see further research using a Keyword Research Tool in a lot of cases may highlight your niche as a great niche or a new niche.

The top 10 are only to be used as a guide and if they fit into one of those categories then we know straight away that we have a crowd and that we can make our niche profitable.

Keyword research will eventually tell us how competitive our niche is going to be.

We are going to take a look at the screenshot of our last keyword search through the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool and break it down a little further.

As you can see our search was for “weight loss for men” which is part of the “weight loss” marketplace.

Take a look at the top entry and let’s break down the statistics!

“weight loss for men”

Avg:  (Average) 

Average number of searches in Google per month for that exact keyword phrase “weight loss for men”                           = 3767

Traffic: (Traffic)                                                                                                                 

The number of visitors that could come to your website if you manage to get to the 1st page of Google                                      = 641

QSR:  (Quoted String Results)                                                                               

This is the number of web pages that refer to the exact keyword phrase  “weight loss for men”)                                        = 274

  • Avg=3767
  • Traffic=641  
  • QSR=274

We need to look at Avg and QSR.

Avg should be greater than 100 and QSR should be less than 100 preferably 50

The keyword or niche “weight loss for men” would be discarded as its too competitive.

Let’s take a look at the second and the fourth entry in the query. 

“best weight loss for men” Avg=175 QSR=0  – Brilliant

“weight loss for men over 30” Avg=112 QSR=19  – Brilliant

Here we have two great niches that we could use where we know that there is a CROWD and very little COMPETITION 

Fitness and Weight Loss

Weight Watchers, Slimmers World, The Paleo Diet, The Vegan Diet. Low-carb Diets and the list goes on.

People are obsessed with losing weight and getting fit and into shape.

I like to try to eat healthily and exercise and I like to go running and cycling.

There are literally thousands of companies out there promoting training programs, weight loss programs, diet plans, fitness programs, etc

Thousands of health and fitness magazines promoting all sorts

As an affiliate marketer this is one of the top niches to get involved with, but be careful in how you approach and market it.

Health

Closely related to the fitness and weight loss marketplace.

Gone are the days when people listened fully to their doctors, as more and more people are taking their own health into their own hands. With the Internet and the amount of information available for free, people don’t trust their governments or what their doctors are telling them anymore.

There are literally thousands upon thousands of products online such as juicing, herbal remedies, supplements just to name a few.

Alternative medicines and health care are extremely popular here. We’re not talking about mainstream medicine either. These are cures the large pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know about.

Romance, Dating, and Relationships

Whether someone is looking for love, is into experimenting with online dating, or is in a relationship but struggling and looking for a way to revitalize their passion.

There’s a massive range of products in the dating and relationships marketplace, I mean just look at the sex industry, this is absolutely massive and something that is always going to be popular.

This is an area that is probably neglected when it comes to relationship struggles. If only couples sat down and talked and looked into different avenues, then maybe there wouldn’t be so many divorces.

People are always going to need advice in this area with it being so important for couples wanting to start a family. This is in a lot of cases the foundation of your future.

There are literally thousands of avenues you could go down and promote.

Pets

People love their animals with around 160 million dog and cat lovers in the US alone as of 2017, not even touching base on all the other different animals that are out there, from budgies, parrots through to horses, and not to mention all the other exotic animals, such as snakes, cats such as tigers, cheetahs.

What about people who love their tropical fish?

Just look at pet stores that are becoming much bigger trying to cater for all the different animals.

Dog training is a massive market, from getting them house-trained through to obedience training. You only have to look at

You only have to look at the number of TV programs that are out there to tell you that this could be a great niche to get involved in.

Self-improvement or Self-help

Also, known as self-help, this is a huge online marketplace, where there are books, DVD’s’s, courses. Online training courses etc. Whether someone wants to build self-esteem, experience career success, increase their confidence, set and achieve goals, overcome adversity or obstacles, there is sure to be a product out there.

You’ve heard of Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker. It’s a $12 billion a year industry, and forever growing.

People are always wanting to better themselves, with learning new skills to get that better job, which means more money for that bigger, faster car and a bigger house, not to mention bigger and better holidays.

Wealth through Investing

Let’s face it, everybody wants to make money and people are prepared to try anything, and they know that currency trading, stocks, and shares, bonds, options along with many other investments are a way to do this.

It is all over mainstream media where there are billionaire hedge fund owners and successful investors cashing in and they want a piece of the action.

Where do you go, because most people don’t have a clue what they are doing, so they need educating, and they need advice on which investments to get involved in.

That is where a variety of products related to investing come in. Trading services, financial newsletters, trading systems. These are all different ways that show people how to invest successfully.

It doesn’t matter whether the markets are going up, down or round in circles, whether it’s a depression or recession, investment products do well and it doesn’t matter how the economy is doing.

Make Money Online

Part of the Wealth market but such a massive area that we designated its own marketplace

A very popular marketplace here where there is literally thousands, probably millions involved in some way or another.

There are many ways to make money online.

You could create your own information products, such as e-courses, e-books, coaching programs and have a site like JVZOO or Clickbank to promote them for you.

You can also become an affiliate marketer, which is what I do for a living where you promote other peoples products and make a commission from doing so.

If you want to look into this further then feel free to read my review of a training platform that teaches you everything you need to know about Affiliate Marketing. Just click on the link below.

Learn everything you need to know about Affiliate Marketing

There are thousands of affiliate programs out there that cover every niche you could think of and cost nothing to join.

All you have to do is find the affiliate program that relates to the product that you are promoting.

Amazon Associates, Jvzoo, MaxBounty, Wealthy Affiliate, Clickbank, eBay Partner Network…

Beauty Industry

This market just explodes when we are talking about beauty.

Nobody wants to get old, do they?

Still looking for the anti-aging formula, but until someone comes up with that billion dollar miracle cure, then I guess we shall have to put up with all the other treatments.

Creams, formulas, or similar products that promise to eliminate or reduce the signs of aging are very popular.

Cosmetic surgery is massive.

Beauty Spas are popping up all over the place and what about nail bars

Hairdressers – There are always going to be needed

A great marketplace to get involved in!

Technology, Computers, and Gadgetry

This market is massive and expanding at such a rapid rate. Technology is at the forefront of everything moving forward into the future. In 50 years time our cars maybe flying, who knows.

Everything technology is loved by everyone, well almost everyone. Just look at what’s out there and what most people have, like smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, laptops, wireless speakers, iPods, wireless stereo systems, wireless security alarm systems, computer games consoles, and the list just keeps going on.

There are many ways that you could capitalize on products associated with technology.

You could drill down into the technology market and become a little more specialized in a particular sub-section or micro-niche.

Something like Drones!

This niche is just exploding and you can spend anything from $10 up to $1000’s and there are some amazing drones out there.

They were nowhere to be seen around 6-10 years ago.

Become an authority on Drones

Create your website and promote your drones from somewhere like Amazon

Create content relating to drones also known as a “blog posts”

Get visitors to your website also known as traffic

Once someone clicks on your link and purchases a product you get paid a commission.

Don’t know how to do this?

Learn, like I did and from the best in the industry.

Personal Finance

Where would we be without personal finance?

We are forever getting bombarded with ads in the newspapers, on the tv, pretty much wherever we look.

People always wanting mortgages, credit for cars, holidays, university,

Maybe they want to try and save on utility bills, they’re in debt and need advice in ways to solve this. Maybe they need to move their mortgage for a lower interest rate. Perhaps they are in so much debt that they are facing the bankruptcy courts and need help, or maybe the taxman is after them for back taxes and needs to know how this can be avoided.

How to Get Started Making Money Online With Niche Marketing

My advice to anyone who is serious about making money online is to stop following those sales videos that you see all over the Internet where the so-called gurus are promising you wealth, stood next to their mansions and fast cars!

Avoid MLM’s at all cost and stop following groups where all they teach is how to copy and paste!

If you only follow those little bits of advice you can save yourself a ton of time and money!

There are hundreds if not thousands of various programs on the internet that are here today and gone tomorrow, and the only ones who benefit from many of these scams are the owners, who then close up shop with all the money in a lot of cases and disappear into the wilderness, only to spring up from nowhere at some point in the future with a new program and the circle begins all over again.

Don’t get me wrong there are some very good training platforms out there, you just have to do your research and find them.

We all have to start somewhere right?

If you are serious about learning all this stuff…

  • Learning and choosing the right niche
  • Keyword research
  • SEO (Search engine optimization)
  • Creating a website, which is a piece of cake nowadays
  • Learning how to write content for your website
  • and much, much, more
  • All on one training platform

Take a look at what I do for a living and see what you think!

Final analysis

If you are serious about making money online then I hope that I have cleared things up a little or at least given you food for thought and that in order to do this properly then you really need a niche and a website.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and I hope what you have read has been of value to you.

Please feel free to add any comments you may have, both Negative as well as Positive as I would love to read them both, and I will try and get back and answer your questions at my earliest convenience and to the best of my ability.

Stay safe and I would like to wish you all the best in your research and choosing the right path to your success.

Mick

Owner – AchieveSuccessFromHome.com