Hi, and welcome to Day 1!
If you're reading Day 1 of my 5 day Email Course, then you have taken the crucial first step to starting your online business.
Today I'd like to talk a bit about what we'll be covering in this course, so you know what to expect in the coming days.
I also want to give you a broad overview of what you'll be doing as the owner of an online business, to set the stage for more details in future emails.
Many newbies to online marketing expect a “done for you” system that will allow them to profit in just a few days. Let's get that idea out of your head right now.
We're going to make some money…but it's going to take some time, and plenty of patience while you learn.
The concepts are simple. They are easy enough to understand that a normal type dude without a college education like myself can become a “success story”.
Still, even though the concepts are simple, actually doing them correctly will take some practice. Don't worry though, you'll have myself and a bunch of other successful people help you out as you grow as a new internet business owner.
What we'll cover in the this week
- What it means to do business online
- What is affiliate marketing
- How to make money with Amazon and other affiliate programs
- Choosing a direction for your new business
- Setting up your first website
- Building and expanding your business
- Popular business models
- Hype vs reality
- How to get started
- Where to get support
- Plus a couple more bonuses after the final day of the course
I will also have about 3 tasks for you to complete each day. These tasks are to get you started ‘taking action' – one of the most important factors of success. Remember, if you don't take action, everything is just theory. You can't buy anything with theoretical money.
So, I hope to see you in the coming days, because I am going to open your eyes to something that can truly change your life forever.
About Me & Affiliate Marketing
My name is Roderick, but on the internet I usually go by my middle name, “Nathaniell”. I've been an internet marketer for about 8 years now.
I hope to inspire you to find and meet your own goals. My site's not just about making money online, it's about crafting a kind of life for yourself that you have always wanted.
Affiliate marketing has changed my life. I started out as a English teacher in China making just $1,000 USD per month.
Now, I live in the US and have plenty of time to enjoy my many hobbies like motorcycles, diving, traveling, sailing, reading, and more! I want to teach you how to do the same thing.
You don't have to enjoy drinking coffee in the morning; you can use the free time and extra money of your new lifestyle to do anything you like!
This journey to owning an internet-based business wasn't all fun and games though. I had to do a lot of work to get where I am!
The good news is that I've already taken this path before, and will help you navigate your way to earning your first dollar.
Affiliate Marketing & You
This course is for complete newbies and intermediate affiliate website owners.
If you're already earning a full time income, you'll probably be bored with these lessons.
My suggestion would be to email me, or contact me privately inside Wealthy Affiliate to see if I can help you with something specific.
The concepts covered and tasks required in this course are pretty basic, but are essential to getting into the right mind-set to begin building the foundations of a successful, long-lasting, legitimate business.
Even if you have a bit of experience under your belt, it only takes a few minutes to skim down the page and look for nuggets of wisdom.
Many “gurus” out there teach garbage because it sounds cool, but it doesn't work.
You do not need to be an expert in anything to be able to benefit from this course, or from affiliate marketing.
I started out knowing absolutely nothing about computers, the internet, business, or marketing, and now I am a successful internet marketer.
I absolutely believe that you can do the same if you follow my footsteps.
Getting Started Advice
I was in your exact position eight years ago. I had no idea what I was going to “sell” online, or what the selling process looked like.
Based on my experiences as a newbie, here are some tips to keep in mind over the next few days.
1. Take it slow. The number one reason for people to quit in the beginning is that they feel overwhelmed. There's a lot of information to take in, and for a while, it will seem like everyone has a ‘head start' on you. Don't worry. This is YOUR journey. Take all the time you need.
Of course, it's vitally to take action too, but if something comes up and you need to take a break for a couple days, do it. The internet will still be here when you get back.
2. Forget about the money for now. I know it's a crazy idea, but there are some other essential concepts and skills you must learn before you can build a sustainable business. This is not a ‘get rich quick' scheme, and you will not be making money over night.
For example you need to learn how to write a good article for your website before you start promoting products!
Don't misunderstand, it is possible to make boat loads of cash doing this, and it makes some people into millionaires. That takes time though, and contrary to what some scammers want you believe, it's not possible to start making money right away. It took me 3 months to make my first $5.
3. Take Action, Take Action, Take Action. The one thing you will hear REAL internet marketers hammer into your head is that the most important thing right now is to take action. It simply means to DO something, not just read about it.
Even if you feel silly or stupid, try to do everything in the lessons. If you get stuck, ask for help.
You are going to make mistakes along the way. The secret is not to fear them. You must look at them not as a road block, but as one step forward in the right direction.
That's it for today. Tomorrow, we're going to get into some concrete business building examples, and even start looking at which direction you're going to take your business. Don't forget to look for [OM2C] in your inbox for your course material.
Tasks For Today:
Task 1: Create a Free Account at the WA Online Business Community
You should have done this already, but if you haven't, do it now. Remember! There's no credit card or personal info needed
There's no need to buy anything to complete my course! However, I'll be linking to some training and videos over the next couple days, and to view them, you'll need to sign up.
Task 2: Add a Profile Picture & Short Bio
I know it seems silly, but as you progress through your Online Entrepreneur Certification course there, having a finished profile will help you connect with the community. Other members want to connect with a real, human entrepreneur!
Please say hello on my profile to let me know you've signed up for my course. I ALWAYS help people that that sign up to WA through my course. You now have a 1-on-1 mentor to help you start your online business.
Task 3: Think about what you hope to accomplish by starting your own business.
Do you want more money? Do you want more time? Do you simply hate having a boss? It's different for everyone!
When you are clear about what your goals are, you will be able to focus more on the work that needs to be done. “Being rich” is not clear enough.
Task 4 (optional): Read About Me
I know that's a lot of reading for today, but you can save it for later if you like.
I was once in the same position as you, so, I am proof that this really works. I knew nothing when I got started, and now I do this full time.
PS. Today was just kind of an introduction day. In Day 2 I will tell you exactly how my business works and how I make money from my websites.