What's up everyone, my name's Nathaniell, and I'm the guy who started One More Cup of Coffee. I teach people how to make money from blogging. I've been doing this successfully for more than 10 years now, and honestly, it's a lot easier than you think. I can definitely show you how to do what I do, and how to design a pretty awesome lifestyle for yourself.
For me, being in this business isn't about getting rich. It's about having time to do the stuff I really want to do, like fix up my house, make beer on the weekends, and spend time with my family. In fact, the name One More Cup of Coffee came from the days when I worked a real job and hated having to rush out the door every morning.
All I wanted is a little bit of extra time in the morning for a second cup of coffee.
Well, that dream came true, and I can show you exactly how I did it and how you can repeat the same process for yourself.
I wasn't always an internet marketer; in fact, I've done quite a few different jobs over the years.
Internet marketing was just the career path that ‘clicked' for me, mostly because I could do it from the comfort of my own home and according to my own schedule.
But let's start a bit further back; if you're going to get to know me, you should know a bit about where I'm from and what I've done.
People always ask me…
They say, “Well, you got started in 2010. Did I miss the gravy train? I'm sure there's too much competition now, so I'd never stand a chance!”
But the funny thing is that it's easier than ever to make money online. Why? There's two simple reasons:
- More products are being sold online now. People are shifting more and more of their shopping habits to the online world and that just wasn't the case even 5-10 years ago. Even small businesses and grocery stores are selling their products on the internet!
- There are more tools to make starting your business easier. Before, you had to code everything in HTML and be internet savvy. Now, there's tools to automate everything. Thousands of people have made the journey before, and you can use their wisdom to make your path easier.
It's kind of like traveling. In the past, you had to take a ship and spend weeks on the ocean to reach far-off places. Once there, you had to make your own adventure!
Now, You can reach any destination in the world within 24 hours. There's a guidebook for every country in every language, and there are smartphone apps for instant translation to your native language.
Nowadays, it's easier than ever to get started making money online because there are so many more resources available to you, and you can just “follow the guidebook” to get where you need to go (owning a money-generating website).
So, back to the story of how I got started…
I grew up in California, but left soon after graduating high school to travel in Europe. I was completely bored in the US and wanted to see the world. At the time, I had a friend living in Prague, so used her house as my “home base” between trips. When I needed money, I freelanced as an English teacher.
Eventually I landed a pretty sweet job as a kindergarten teacher, so I was officially getting paid to play duck-duck-goose and hide-and-seek for a few hours a day.
After a few years doing that, I broadened my horizons and set my sights on China. I wanted to learn Mandarin and start the next chapter in my travels.
China was wild. I made tons of friends, traveled all over the country, and became fluent in Mandarin.
But after being in China for a while, I began thinking about my future. It had been ten years since I left the US. I was having a blast traveling, but I had no job security and saving any money very difficult working for low wages.
So I hatched a crazy plan to make US dollars while working in China. I wanted to start an internet based business so that I could work on my computer in China but earn US money. Even just $30 per day was basically a full time income in China.
It took me about six months of fumbling around: browsing around different sites, joining tons of mailing lists, watching hours of promotional videos, and following my share of purported “gurus” before I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
They were the legit online training center I was looking for. After three months of training I had made my first sale through my website. Six months after that I was generating regular sales. After a total of eighteen months working on my website I was earning over $10,000 per month so I quit my job in China and bought plane ticket back to the USA.
Thanks to my affiliate websites, by 2013 I owned my own home, a brand new truck, and a motorcycle! As of 2021, I'm married with a son, and still working from home “full time” (about 3 hours a day).
Personally, I'm kind of done with traveling for now and enjoy being a homebody. I like tinkering with my house and going on walks with my wife. It's a simple life. No Lamborghini's and no private islands, but I have a family and a couple hobbies, and I'm good with that.
One More Cup of Coffee is about helping you craft your own version of the perfect life. Where do you see yourself next year? What about 10 years down the road?
The cool thing about starting an affiliate blog is that you can take your business anywhere in the world and work at any hour of the day, any days of the week. You don't need any qualifications or prerequisites to learn. No degree required! You can learn everything online, and learn at your own pace.
Making money from your blog is pretty simple, but it takes a lot of work. Don't expect this to be a get-rich-quick thing. If you're ready to put in the hours consistently over the next year or two, I'm ready to share my knowledge with you and help you start earning money on the internet, through your own blog.
- You pick the topic
- You pick the products
- You write the content
- You reap the rewards
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If you have any questions or comments about me, my business, or online business you can leave a comment below! I check these weekly, so will get back to you ASAP.
You really are an inspiration in this business, I have followed you for a while when you where reviewing products and you were not bias or taking nonsense when someone was trying to be nasty to you, I have I can see you still writing good stuff in 2022,Im here in south africa and I must say you good at what you doing Nathaniel, I’m inspired.
Thanks for keeping up with my writing for so many years Alfred. I have my moments, but I do try to respond to comments (even the nasty ones) as straightforward and informational as possible. Glad to hear you’re inspired, and I wish you luck with your online business in the rest of 2022!
Seems to me, the real money is selling affiliate marketing how-to programs instead of actual affiliate marketing. If not, why do it? This field is getting very crowded and I don’t trust any of you.
It sounds like you haven’t read much on my site and haven’t investigated much into how affiliate marketing works, so I recommend taking some time to read about everything and I think you may come to a different conclusion. Plenty of free resources here to go through, including lots of YouTube videos about my personal experiences from the past decade.
Hey man. I’ve followed you for quite awhile now, years for sure. Rereading that seems very creepy now (LoL) but by follow I mean your affiliate stuff, obviously.
Is there anyway I could work with you directly? I’ve got a good understanding of it all just need to be able to put it all together.
But I’ve spent THOUSANDS on BS that just haven’t been what was advertised and here you are years later doing the same thing, just killing it.
You seem like a genuine dude that wants to help. I didn’t know if you had a specific course that you teach? I just go with WA and that’s it? I’ve got good job and make good money so I’d like to find something I can invest time in to be able to quit in a few years.
Or if there’s better courses you could point me too if WA is outdated? (I see that a lot on reviews but of course at the end it just directs you to whatever they’re offering)
But any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
WA is what I recommend, and if you sign up through my link I’ll be available for private message support through their platform. I don’t offer any private coaching at this time. I think WA’s course is just the best way to go for newbies, as long as you take action and follow their course, and engage in the community (ASK QUESTIONS!). My main recommendation at this point is to consider the thousands you spent on other programs as a learning lesson to find something that’s right for you, since I see a lot of people dump money into stuff, only to quit once they reach WA. They’ll spend $1000 on some done-for-you garbage, then look at the price of $49 for a WA membership and say, “Nope. That’s too much!”.
At the end of the day, if you are going to start a business, you have to take some risks (money AND time).
Anyway, that’s my recommendation.
PS. WA is not outdated. This information stems from a single review written that was really perpetuated and rewritten by other reviewers who have not actually tried the course. Join up and you’ll see for yourself.
I am a 6th grade English teacher who is rapidly losing my hearing. Within a year, classroom teaching will not be an option (especially since many of my students continue to wear masks). I will need to work online and eventually replace a 60k income, so I don’t have time to waste with affiliate marketing companies that give me a quick introduction and then upsell, upsell, and upsell. I know I will need to invest in an online business, but I want to know upfront if I’m going to be buried in upsells. What was your experience? My thanks for your time.
There are upsells inside Wealthy Affiliate, e.g. a keyword tool and a higher level of membership. You may also WANT to purchase additional things for your website like premium plugins or themes. “Don’t have time to waste” is a bit of red flag to me though. My recommendation would be to not come into this thinking that you are going to find a straight line to success. Nobody is going to hand you the keys to a $60k/year website that you can do step by step to achieve your income goals by the end of your required time frame. There’s going to be a lot of experimentation, testing, and failure to get there. Just keep that in mind.