My Wealthy Affiliate Journey

My Wealthy Affiliate journey’s been a learning curve overflowing with progress and in this article I’m going to share my tips with you for getting the most success out of it.

What Can You Get From Joining Wealthy Affiliate?


If you’re thinking of joining Wealthy Affiliate because you want to learn how to start an online business, build a website, get into affiliate marketing, share your experiences, help others . . . and to make it part of your daily life . . . then you’re holding a winning hand. And you’ll go far with your online ventures. Continue reading “My Wealthy Affiliate Journey”

If You Want to Join WA, Read This First

If you’re wondering whether to join Wealthy Affiliate, or maybe you’re searching to check out whether it’s the real deal or just another load of hot air or even worse, a scam, well then this post is for you.

In this article I’m going to share my opinion and experience at WA because I think it will help you get the most out of your free starter membership.

Basically, if you’re looking for somewhere to learn and if you’re happy to put in lots of hard work, then Wealthy Affiliate offers lots of opportunities.

But, there are a few things that could help you decide if it’s right for you or not and save you from wasting time joining if it’s not your thing. Continue reading “If You Want to Join WA, Read This First”

How To Work Online – And Get Paid for it

Laptop on tableIf you’re interested in learning how to work online and get paid for it, this page will help you get started.

Just over one year ago I had no idea about anything to do with building websites or SEO or how to make an online business, yet now here I am, creator and owner of three niche websites . . . and that’s just the start.

In this post I’ll show you how to get started and where to learn and get support. Why do you need support? Because if you want to succeed there’s loads to learn and you can’t just build a website and have success falling down from the sky. No, you need to take action . . .

Affiliate Marketing – What is it?


If you want to work online and get paid for it, one of the best routes you can choose is affiliate marketing. Why? Because for very little cost you can start up your own business and make a living online.

An affiliate site offers its readers extra knowledge about products or services via reviews and recommendations. The readers learn more about the product they’re interested in and can make a more informed purchase. When they buy, you get a commission.

It’s a win-win situation for everybody – you get to make a living from writing about what you love, the company gets the product promoted  and the customer buys the product at the same, normal price, but with extra information.

How to Learn Affiliate Marketing


Affiliate marketing is an art form and many people try it without success. So the question, How to learn Affiliate Marketing and succeed is a really important one to ask yourself.

The answer is, don’t do things by halves. Throw yourself into it and roll up your sleeves, ready to learn. Find the place where you can learn and get support and trust 100%.

Avoid Affiliate Marketing Scams – Check them out First


When you want to start and you find a site offering you a glorious future online, it’s pretty easy to get swept away with the enthusiasm of the moment and find yourself signing up to an expensive affiliate marketing scam.

We will make you a millionaire scam

Check everything out on Google thoroughly before you get in too deep with any program.

The first program I found was The Six Figure Mentors, created by Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek. I got really excited. I mean I could fall in love with the whole concept that was being sold to me. That was until I checked it out . . .

They have tons of videos and pretty soon I was convinced I could make heaps of money online . . . which of course, I can.

The videos are well presented, interesting and convincing. He’s got a nice-to-listen-to, I’m-a-genuine-honest-type-of-guy voice. I became totally inspired to join them; I was ready to go. But first I went to Google to do my research.

google research

Before paying for anything on the internet, do your research. Double check – and check again. What you see is not always what you get.

So I Googled Six Figure Mentors extensively and what I found was so disappointing that I felt I’d been a bit cheated. They’d offered me the ‘free’ membership followed by a monthly fee of $29. And I thought that sounded doable.

However, that turned out to be completely untrue.

Affiliate Marketing Programs are Not Always What They Seem


I was so shocked. When you listen to Stuart Ross telling you how successful you can be, it’s easy to fall in love with his sincerity and the dream of your success. And yet the truth behind it is that after paying $29 per month you then have to upgrade to a one off payment of $297 plus $97 monthly if you want to access the material.

That’s serious money and completely obscured in their advertising.

Here’s is a breakdown of their charges at the time of writing this article: $29.95 starter monthly fee followed by $297 one-off payment for the basic membership plus $97 per month. Once you’re a member there are also other products which you can only access if you pay more for, including but not limited to the Digital Experts Academy: $2.500 for Silver, $8.000 Gold, $11.000 platinum and $20.000 for Black

What…?

So What’s Next in How to Learn Affiliate Marketing?


I was pretty disappointed but I didn’t give up my search and the next place I came across (luckily for me) was Wealthy Affiliate.

The name Wealthy Affiliate sounded a bit like another get-rich-quick scheme to me, so I was sceptical at first. I read all the reviews I could find but I didn’t find any serious negative ones. And that’s when I decided to give it a try with the free membership and that I really had nothing to lose by giving it a go.

So I signed up for the free account and within moments of being inside I was inspired. I set about doing the level-one training and soon had my first website up and running.

And this was meeee who knew nothing about anything before!

For me, Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to be. That’s my secret which isn’t so secret. WA is a community where you can learn and learn, and learn some more.

And if you sign up for premium membership you’ll only pay one membership fee – no surprises, no upgrades, no extra payments to access the materials.

It’s been a life-changer for me.

Click Below to Join Me at Wealthy Affiliate for Free and Start Your Own Niche Website!

Because the education is intensive, you learn loads in one week and before the week was out I already knew that I wanted to sign up for the Premium membership, so I took advantage of the first discount and my first paying month cost me $19 . . . and then I signed up for the year because I knew this was what I’d been looking for.

Setting up a business online is the only business you can start with such a small amount of investment. So learning how to work online shouldn’t cost you heaps of money.

You’ll have to pay something of course, because you’ll need a website, which will need a domain name and a host. But those costs are minimal compared to any other ‘real’ business set-up costs.

Getting Down to Working Online


Working online is still work. You have to keep up with your responsibilities, set yourself deadlines, put in the time.

One major difference between working online or working in a physical job is that you can always tweak things to get better results. So if you don’t get a good ranking with a post, analyse why and make the necessary changes. Persevere and you’ll see the differences in your outcome.

It’s very empowering to know that you’re in control of your own life. Not just because you’re your own boss, but because when you work online, if you don’t get the results you’re after, you can always do something about it.

Steps to Working Online and What You Need to Achieve:


  1. Domain name
  2. Niche website
  3. Useful & interesting content
  4. Traffic
  5. Conversions
  6. Results

So you see, if you aren’t getting results you’ll go back to the other points and analyse them, tweak them and improve them. It’s a chain result of the building blocks that went before.

Remember, when you’re writing your content, the goal is to offer useful and interesting information. Not to sell something. I’m not selling anything except my experience. And I’m giving that for free.

As an online marketer your day will be full. There’s always work to do. Always more content to write. Here’s a brief breakdown of what your virtual desk will hold for you when you work online:

Daily Online Work:


  • Check and answer all comments and emails.
  • Research new keywords and articles.
  • Check out affiliate programmes for new topics.
  • Research all products that you’re going to promote.
  • Keep updating posts.
  • Write new content for new posts.
  • Design the layout and add images to new posts.
  • Publish posts, check links work, proof read and edit if necessary.
  • Search for information to improve your knowledge on any areas of SEO web building etc.
  • Keep up to date and informed on Google and other search engines.
  • Be active on relevant social media sites.

This can become an all-day occupation but the upside is that as long as you put in the time, you can work any hours you like from wherever you like.

Set yourself a structure for the day. You should be posting to your website regularly. Once the skeleton website has been built and you have your fixed pages in place, choose how often you can post and try to stick to it.

You should aim to be consistent, as this will help boost your Google rank and the best would be to post every day. Recommended would be 2-3 times a week. You might work for hours and hours but if you enjoy the work, who minds?

I have two other sites you can visit me on; Love Positive Thinking and Love Vegetarian Life. 

Good luck with your new venture. All I ask is that if you have any thoughts please leave me a comment and let me know how you get on.

About Wealthy Affiliate

The most important thing that you should know about Wealthy Affiliate is that it teaches you about affiliate marketing, SEO, blogging and everything else relevant to how you can earn money online.

The education is all there. But the work and the time input are up to you.

Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?


No. It is not a scam in any way at all.

It’s a community offering a positive learning environment and the tools and support to set you up as an affiliate marketer.

What are the Negatives?


It will take dedication, time, consistency and hard work to succeed.

Wealthy affiliate gives you the tools to learn about internet marketing but it’s going to take a lot of time and determination to take those tools and apply them.

Time

Put in the time to get results.

Also, although the free membership at Wealthy Affiliate is great, it isn’t realistic to say that you’ll build your entire future on the free membership.

As a free member you get access to some of the tools but not all of them, so after you’ve been a free member for a while you’ll naturally want to go Premium to get the most out of the deal.

I’m a Premium member and still completely excited about everything after 18 months.

If you plan to make a living from working online, the fee is almost for nothing – 25 websites with hosting included and full training, plus backup community for 359$ per year or 47$ per month.

It all comes down to perspective, but for me it’s clear . . . great value.

Some advice about Wealthy Affiliate:
  • Don’t be shy to ask for help from the community.
  • Wealthy Affiliate isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. If you join expecting a magic formula to get rich, you’ll be disappointed.
  • They aren’t trying to ‘sell’ you anything.
  • There is no spamming allowed and no one-upmanship or flaming or any other negative stuff.
  • When you join for free you have absolutely nothing to lose because this is a community and an education. But you will have to put in the work.
  • You need to want to succeed before you can make this into a success and you have to work hard at it. But if you have the desire and persistence, then Wealthy Affiliate will give you the tools and knowledge that you need to be successful online.

YOU Can Make Money Online.

Free Starter vs Paid Premium Membership


Wealthy Affiliate is possibly the only online community where you can stay a free member forever – if that’s what you want.

But and yes, there is a BUT . . . If this really is something you want to do, then you’ll want to go Premium. Because you’ll see the value in it. So start out and give it a try. Build your website and start your online learning. 

Click On the Link to Sign up For Free, and Build Your Own Online Business.

How Much Will it Cost to Go Premium?


You can get a discount on your first paying month if you join within your first week of free membership and pay just 19$ for that month.

If you stay a free member and then later decide to upgrade, the standard monthly fee is 47$. Or you can pay a one off fee of 359$ for a year.

That’s an incredible price for all that is included.

  • Top quality training.
  • Hours of extra learning resources.
  • Experienced (and new) online entrepreneurs there to help you.
  • Live chat.
  • Included FREE, hosting for up to 25 websites.

If you want absolutely unbeatable value for money, then you can go for the yearly option. An entire year will cost you 359$ which works out at just under 30$ per month. Even better, when Black Friday comes round, you can opt in for that discount even if you’ve already joined. You can still change your membership for the Black Friday deal.

Conclusion: Wealthy Affiliate


I’ve looked into various education offers over the years but never ever have I found this kind of quality at such an affordable price.

I was paying more for one website hosted on Wix than I paid for the Wealthy Affiliate membership with the education and community plus up to 25 websites (and yes, I moved the WIX site to WA).

I can’t tell you how much I love the learning and the progress . . . so much.

I want to be able to share this with you because it’s so liberating to know that we’re building our financial future, in full control, and that control will always be in our own hands.

Click through I’ll be very excited to see you within the Wealthy Affiliate Community!!

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Create Your Own Blog

One way to make an income online is to create your own blog. Create Your Own Blog

Blogging just means writing . . . so you get to write about whatever it is that you love doing!

Sound easy? Sound like fun? It is . . . but you have to really believe in and know about what you are blogging about or your words will have no impact on your reader.

Let the passion of your knowledge shine through in your words!

What to Write About?


So you’re going to write a blog, now you need to decide on a niche. A niche is just a What to write abouttopic, a field of expertise; but make sure it’s a very specific niche, not too broad. For example, cooking is too broad a topic. Instead, choose a specific type of cooking such as, healthy cooking, Italian cooking, vegan cooking, etc.

To begin with, brainstorm all your interests and every little thing that you like doing. The key is to think of EVERYTHING. Even things that you take for granted.

Your list can include collecting buttons if that’s one of the things you like doing. Or going to car boot sales. Or cleaning your house. Yes, even cleaning can be a niche.

For example, your list may read:

Writing, cooking, gardening, helping grandma, shopping for clothes, watching movies.

Make each thing on your list more specific.

Writing a diary, cooking Italian food, gardening – growing vegetables, yoga – with Tara Stiles, clothes shopping – on a budget, watching movies – romantic comedies.

ANY of your interests can be turned into blogs but not all of them will have the same amount of traffic-power, which means earning-power. For your first niche website I would recommend putting the traffic question aside and just focussing on which topic will flow easiest for you.

Because writing the content is king and you need to feel free with your writing so that you get the hang of blogging.

So Which Topic Inspires You Most?


This is a surprisingly difficult decision to make, but believe me, it will all come good!

My first list looked like this:

natural horse keeping, barefoot hoof trimming, painting, writing, reading, positive thinking, vegetarian gluten-free cooking, living in Andalusia, travelling in the province of Malaga.

I found it quite difficult to decide which one to start with, but in the morning, after going through the process of crossing off the weaker ones, I chose Positive Thinking, and decided on Love Positive Thinking. My choice was not based on traffic and not intended to be the most lucrative one but it was perfect for my first site because it’s something I really believe in, so it was easy to write about!

Watch this great video by Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate to help you choose your niche.

Choose your niche

Blogging Means Chatting About Your Topic


You need to be able to chat about your topic and really understand what you’re talking about.

If you don’t know much about something, don’t choose to blog about it. It will show in your writing. There are people who say you can blog just from researching a topic on Google but I don’t agree.

If you choose something like gardening, which is a very broad niche, you’ll need to further specify the niche down to organic gardening and How to keep bugs away without pesticides, for example.

By being more specific you’re more likely to get higher rankings in Google.

How To Earn Money with Blogging


To make money from your blog you’ll need to add products (affiliate marketing), such as gardening books, tools, seed companies etc. Or you could become an affiliate for a gardening course, or add Google Adds to your page.

If you type into Google a seed company name + affiliate programme you’ll see the affiliate programme that the company offers. You can sign up for the affiliate programme for free and then put links on your blog.

Whenever a reader clicks through your links, you’ll receive a commission. Anther way to monetise your site is to review products. Choose two products and write an in-depth review for them. Place links to the affiliate sites selling the products so that you get your commission when someone clicks through.

Like anything, when you start digging deeper you can find an awful lot to say about any one topic when you break it down into smaller chunks. The important thing is that your content is helpful for your readers. It’s a mistake to write all about yourself and then put links to products. Your blog should be aimed at helping other people and solving people’s problems so that it has value for your reader.

Read on about how to register your domain.

Did you find this article helpful for writing a blog? Are you planning to start your own blog? Let me know in the comments below.

How to Make Money Online – For Free?

If you’re wondering how to make money online for free, the bad news is that nothing comes completely for free, but the great news is that you can begin your online business without paying a cent.

Yes, you can create a website and complete level one of the training on how to get your new business rolling . . . all for free.

There will come a time when you’ll invest something in your new business. But, you can make money online ALMOST for free. And this post will show you how.

So How to Make Money Online for Real?


If you want to make money online you’ll have to get an education in it first. And the best place I’ve found where you can get that training is called Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s a training platform and online community for online entrepreneurs who make their living online. And you get free membership with two free websites to get you started. No catches.

You can complete the first level of the training for free and learn how to create a website to set up your first online business. Then you’ll be able to really see what it’s all about and whether it’s something you could get into.

At that point you’ll find yourself at a crossroads. You have a new website, you believe in your new business and you want to take it further.

Stop sign

Stop and evaluate the investment for its returns. An online education and the start of a new life for you. I spent a few years searching how to set up my own online business without paying a fortune but everything came down to huge expense until I found Wealthy Affiliate.

I’d joined a couple of other sites first but I never actually learned much from them. I built a website on one of them, which cost a fortune and was rubbish. Plus I didn’t know anything about SEO or Keywords or traffic or ANYTHING!

Another site I found wanted to charge thousands of euros once they had you hooked into their We Will Make You Rich scheme.

So, after joining Wealthy Affiliate for free I decided to upgrade to premium because even back then I believed in my new website and my newly-found vocation of blogging.

I decided to go for the yearly membership and paid 299$ by joining on Black Friday (which anyone can do). My domain name costs less than 15$ a year. So I started my first online business and got all the education to set it up for under 314$ or around about the 250€ if you’re in Europe.

That is an incredibly low investment for a new business!

And, what’s more, your next site will cost you less than 15$ – just the fee for the domain name – because membership includes hosting for up to 25 sites.

As your business grows you may choose to spend more money on advertising etc. but that money can be paid for out of your first earnings.

And the most important point is that you can get started for nothing.

So can you make money online for free? It’s unlikely, but you can do the next best thing and that’s start the training, build your site and see what earning money online is all about. And that won’t cost you a cent.

Sign Up Now to Learn How to Make Money Online, and Get Started Completely for Free.

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Why is Wealthy Affiliate Different?


At Wealthy Affiliate, as I already said you can join for free, and with free membership you get two free websites, access to the first level training, showing you how to build your first website . . .

You can stay free forever if you like. And you can build your first two websites absolutely free, including hosting.

When you join Wealthy Affiliate you have nothing to lose. You can have a look around, do the first level of training and decide if it’s the right thing for you. Try first and stay free if you like.

Realistically speaking, if you’re serious about making money online, you’ll choose to upgrade to Premium Membership when you see how much you get included. But it will always be Your Choice.

So, What is Wealthy Affiliate Exactly?


Well above all else, it’s an online one-stop education. 

wealthy affiliate is an education

You can join Wealthy Affiliate with absolutely no experience and quickly start building your own websites, understand SEO, affiliate marketing, blogging and writing reviews.

With Wealthy Affiliate You Can Make Money Online


When you join WA as a Free Starter member you can follow the certification course level one, which will show you how to set up your new website.

There’s loads of other information too so you can search for anything you like and find answers.

The community of positive people who are all entrepreneurs is there to help you. Members at WA share a philosophy of helping each other. That makes it a very safe-feeling environment for sticking your neck out and learning.

Support at wealthy affiliate

If you ever feel nervous about posting in public, I know exactly how you feel. But I’ve got over that since being a member of WA.

Wealthy Affiliate is Inspiration


Pure and simple, inspiration for all that is possible and all that you can BE.

wealthy affiliate is inspiration

I’m so excited to be part of Wealthy Affiliate. I’m learning so much, and at the same time I can help other people because we all have the same goal: to succeed online and to help each other get there.

For me, that is the most uplifting and liberating points of the whole community. People supporting and helping one another.

I am now the proud owner of an online business Whooppeeeee! Soo happy! 

Click through and set up your free account so you can start your own business absolutely for free. 

The more time you put in the faster you’ll progress. But as long as you set your goal on doing this, you can fit it in around your work, the kids, your exercise routine and anything else that forms part of your life.

What’s the Catch?


You’re learning a whole new language – the language of internet, word press, SEO, affiliate marketing . . . blogging. So you will have those urrrghghghgh moments when you don’t understand something.

There’s a lot of work involved. You need to be committed to the journey and focussed on your progress. You can make money while sitting on your sofa, but you’ll need to be working from your sofa too!

If you’re fitting this in around a ‘normal’ job, it can be difficult to find enough time. At the moment I put in every spare moment I have, but that’s fine with me because I love it.

Each little snag propels you forward so fast it’s incredible. If you like to learn new things, you’ll love this! if you want to make money online, you’ll love this. If you want FREEDOM and cashflow, you’ll be excited by this.

Finally, I just want to let you know that if you join  Wealthy Affiliate by clicking on a link on this page, I’ll be notified and I’ll be there to help you with anything you need.

Continue reading . . . 

If you have any questions about how to make money online leave them in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you a.s.a.p.

Make Money Working Online

If you want to make money working online so that you can have more freedom to travel or live abroad, it takes time.

 In this article we’ll be looking at general information to help you get success online so that you can live your dream.

Two silhouettes jumping in the air

The successful leap from your physical work to online success starts with just one thing – Desire. Just that.

It takes ongoing persistence and dedication but the first step really is that simple – truly wanting it enough that you’re prepared to make sacrifices to make your dream real.

What are the Steps to Success?


First comes Desire for success and change.

After desire comes the Decision. I’m doing this! Whatever it takes, I’m my own boss. 

That’s an incredible feeling. I don’t have to be scared/worried/dependent etc. any more because I’m working for myself, doing what I love.

After Decision comes Action. Any change in profound thinking will create a change in opportunities. It is your job to recognise those opportunities and act on them.

To get success making money online your action needs to involve learning how to choose your niche, build a website, get traffic . . . . More on this later!

After taking action to change your reality you have to have Perseverance. There will be surprises, delays, problems or hiccups on your path to success but the secret is to persevere.

All of the above lead to RESULTS!! 

Remember, there’s no success in the world that didn’t spring from some form of failure on the road to success.

Person standing on money, hand up in the air

So you have to know it in your heart that you’re doing this. Not trying to do it. Not hoping or planning to do it. Just know it.

No matter how long it takes you, embark on the exciting path of learning to make money online and enjoy the journey.

It is not a destination but one long exciting and continual path.

So are you ready to start changing your life by deciding to make your living online? 

Benefits of Making Money Online:


  • ​Be your own boss.
  • Live wherever you want in the world.
  • ​Work from anywhere.
  • Work whatever hours you prefer. But you do need to work!
  • You don’t have to be worried about redundancy or retirement.
  • Make spare time for your hobbies and have the lifestyle you would only be able to dream about in a normal job.

Read a more detailed report about how to make money online now.

This is such a fantastic opportunity and I personally want to help as many people as possible to find their own inspired reality. 

Click the button below to join me and start learning how to learn about earning money from home.

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Continue reading . . .

Who am I? Click here to read my story!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you.

Introduction – Love Working Online

You can build your independence and the life of your dreams by working online. You just have to believe it and set out down the path of learning how to do it.

I’m not saying you’ll get instant success, on the contrary, you’ll need to have patience and persistence. But you CAN create the life you want.

Take action right now. Be decisive, active and persistent, and most importantly – don’t ever give up.

Live your dream

Do you think that sites that say you can earn money online are basically trying to get people to part with their hard earned cash for nothing in return?

Well it’s true there are a lot of schemes out there which are designed to make money fast but what I want to share with you isn’t about making quick money. No, it’s about learning the tools of the trade to set up your own business.

The secret is to stop searching for instant success and start thinking about this as a long journey, just the same as if you were going to university to become a doctor or lawyer or whatever.

First you have to put in the time to become a master of your trade. Then can you start to build an income from it.

Do you think any of these things?

I can’t learn all this stuff.

I could never make money online.

It would cost too much to get an online education. 

There’s too much competition.

All these blockages and many more are both true and false. If you believe them, they’re true. But if you’re determined and follow your path to online success the world is the limit, and they become completely false.

You can start building your first website almost immediately, while you progress through the education and what’s even better is you can start out completely for free.

Later on your goal will be to earn money from your websites but for now, be happy just to learn your trade of working online.

How Can You Turn a Website into Cash?


The basic, simplified, model is:

Choose your niche  Create a website – Get traffic to the website – Earn income.

Of course it isn’t that simple because you have to know how to build the website and you have to know how to get traffic to your site before you can get to the income bit.

But the most exciting thing is that you can do just that right alongside your normal life, online at your own pace. 

This is an opportunity to learn how to create your own niche website, apply SEO to get traffic, and finally earn revenue from your online business.

You have to work hard if you want to succeed but when you like your work, it’s easy to work hard.

Change a Core Belief and You Change Everything.


I’ve changed my core beliefs (from being online-shy to going full-throttle forwards, among others,) and I’m living the most productive time of my life. Right Now!

So I’ve created this website to help you change whatever it is you want to change in your present situation and to make the leap onto this exciting new path of working online.

So you can travel or live abroad without worrying about how to make a living. Because if you work from home you have the solution in your hands.

Where & How to Start?


I live in Spain and I haven’t depended on employment since I moved here in 1998. I’ve always created my own work. It’s only now that I’ve decided to grow an online business and reduce my on-site working hours so that I can travel more.

I started out 18 months ago, knowing nothing about blogging, and now I have three blog sites. The secret of my learning is a free-to-join website where you get full training and support with building your online business. Click below to start your own online blog and join me.

Start Learning Now

I wish you a great journey with your new business and free lifestyle!

Have you got any questions about how this works?  Leave me a message below.