Welcome to my review “what is Wealthy Affiliate about, affiliate marketing and how to make money with reviews”
Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005 by 2 Canadians, Kyle and Carson, who are extremely active amongst the community. If you need clarification on anything? Just private message them and they will get back to you. Something you very rarely see!
Since it’s launch, there have been over 2,000,000 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.
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 over half the world population who has access to the Internet, which is currently around 4.5 billion.
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 80,000 searches every single second, which amount to around 7 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!
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?
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 of 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!
- Affiliate Marketer
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
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.
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!
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 7 billion searches are done in 1 day alone?
…Those searches that people are keying into Google have the potential to become a niche…
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 pure joy.
Maybe a few years back this task required programming skills and a whole bunch of other skills, but not now, due to the website management platform which is unique to WA, called 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!
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!
Google attracts billions of people each day searching for all sorts of advice.
Every one of those searches is stored on a database so that we can research to determine which searches are the most popular.
This is called Keyword Research!
In simplistic terms, a keyword research tool allows you to search out the most popular keywords that people are using.
You would then use that keyword as the title of your next article or review.
At Wealthy Affiliate, they have such a tool, which is called Jaaxy and you can read about it here.
As of December 2017, Jaaxy is now fully integrated and comes as part of the premium membership.
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”
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
Avg – Is the average number of searches that specific keyword phrase will be keyed into Google over a monthly period.
Traffic – Is the amount of traffic that we could attract if we manage to get our website post on the 1st page of Google.
QSR – 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
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 article.
We could also use the following 4 keywords which are all related.
- “best wireless tv speakers”
- “wireless tv speakers review”
- “wireless tv speaker system”
- “bose wireless tv speaker system”
All those keywords are great and we could use as the title of our next 4 blog posts.
Every post grabs a certain amount of traffic and the more “blog posts” you publish the more traffic, which ultimately means more sales.
At Wealthy Affiliate, they teach all this and more and the game-changer here is that the Traffic (You know, the 7 billion, searching in Google) we can access for FREE!
Yes, not paid but FREE!
I’m not going to lie, but this takes time to build your website, with many seeing results in the first few months, but ultimately 6-12 months.
Step 4 – All your hard work has paid off!
Once you have the 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!
Now you have a sustainable passive business that generates you an income 24/7/365
Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium membership!
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 upgrade 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? I know what that’s like!
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 nearly 7 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 requirements.
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!
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?
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All the best