If you are like me, you are looking for opportunities to get passive income in the future. So you’ve probably come across many offers and you might have heard of affiliate marketing. And you might be asking: Can I make money with affiliate marketing?
You know, I’ve never thought I would. l thought affiliate marketing was just recommending programs of other people, having some special tool for tracking and that’s all. But I was wrong, it’s more than that.
I’ve come across many baits
Searching for opportunities, I’ve come across some programs promising you simple solutions without much effort. Now I recognize an honest offer from a scam. And I’m going to tell you how you can recognize it too if a marketer is being honest or trying to make you buy.
One of the things I look at is actually their words, as to the amount and repetition. When you watch a video of someone talking about a program and after 5 or 10 minutes you still don’t know what they are talking about and all you hear is how easy it is and how much money they made, blah blah blah, then you can tell it’s not serious.
These marketers just apply psychology because we all would love to believe that it’s easy. It’s quick. All you need to do is a few clicks. A few steps and you can start earning straight away.
There is nothing like success overnight
Well, no one in this world became successful overnight or in one month and no one sane would tell you it’s easy and without hard work.
But when I say hard work, I don’t mean working days and nights. I mean learning and proceeding, little by little, day by day. Being persistent. Not to give up.
When you have the best tools, training, technical support 24/7 and the mental support of like-minded people, you cannot fail.
The question is: are you willing to dedicate a few months up to one year to work on your future earnings?
And what shall you be working on?
What exactly would you be doing?
I’ll try to simplify it all. Let’s say you are interested in natural cosmetics. So you set up your own website and start writing about your experience. Then you apply for affiliate programs at Amazon and other stores and add affiliate links to your articles. You can, for instance, write a top 10 list of facial creams without chemicals adding an affiliate link to each of them. When someone reads your post, clicks on any of these links, and buys something at the stores, you’ll get a commission. Simple, right?
So where should you start?
On my search for passive income, I’ve found an online platform where you learn affiliate marketing quite quickly. The basics are really simple but to put it all in practice step by step takes time, of course.
This online university is called Wealthy Affiliate. You can read my review about it here.
Wealthy Affiliate is a supported platform for aspiring and successful affiliate marketers. It’s a system of training with instructional videos. The videos are short and simple, no hype. And you have support all the way.
The motto of the community is to pay it forward. You can ask anyone about anything and get an honest answer. People share their way to success.
Success stories – those who didn’t give up
I want to introduce you to a few of the most successful yet humble members:
Eddy is among the top 10 leaders and he’s been a full-time online businessman since 2008. He writes posts on the platform sharing his tips and hints that helped him on his way to success.
Nathaniell owns a few websites and has been an online marketer for 9 years but is very humble and supportive and doesn’t mind sharing his strategy with others on the platform. You can often see him in live chat answering questions of new members. You can read one of his posts called $1500 a month from $1 recurring commissions.
Grace aka Littlemama
Grace is a stay-at-home mom who started at Wealthy Affiliate only 3 years ago and put a lot of effort to it so she can reap the fruits now. Just a normal down-to-earth person, she managed to become one of the most successful affiliate marketers with WA.
You can read her 2018 year in review. There you can see how her income raised from $1699 in 2017 to $40,000 in 2018. In 2019, she even managed to earn $1,300+ a day!
These people are not smarter than you. They’ve just put some effort into their websites, followed the training, and kept implementing the necessary steps. Everyone can do that!
What all is included in WA university
Just to show you what is available within the program, here’s an overview:
- free domains on siterubix.com with fast state-of-the-art hosting (you can have up to 50)
- video training containing everything from website building to affiliate marketing
- Help Center i.e. Site Support for all technical issues (reacts within minutes)
- Live Chat 24/7 where you can ask whatever you want and chat with other members
- Affiliate Programs Platform for finding the most lucrative programs
- SiteComments: you can comment on the websites of others and earn money at WA for each comment
- Jaaxy keyword research tool: you can find the best keywords for your website
- Live training once a week: new training of Jay, an online marketing expert
- ability to connect with close to 2 million entrepreneurs.
If you want to know even more about WA, you can read some questions and answers about Wealthy Affiliate here.
You can join this program FOR FREE. I did that as I’ve never heard of it before and wanted to give it a try. Just after a few days, seeing the real value of this program, I decided to upgrade and become a premium member because I was serious about building my business and I knew it was going to take some time. The costs of premium membership are $19 for the first month and then $49 a month. But you are not forced to go premium, it’s up to you.
I’m sure this program is the most valuable one I’ve seen or tried during all the time I’ve been working online. Even if you do go premium and pay $49 a month it is nothing when you compare with how much you would pay for all these things separately. Web design. Hosting. Keyword search tool. A course about how to set up your SEO. How to use social networks. And much more.
Here you have literally EVERYTHING YOU NEED. Add your time and effort and you can be among the top affiliate marketers in the future.
I’ve just read a post of a new Wealthy Affiliate member. Look at this:
Just excited to start learning how to make money online! It’s been a dream of mine for many years now! But today is the day I start my online career today’s the day I start learning! Can’t wait to see what the future brings!