(With A Little Extra Help!)
There is a lot of information out there about how to make money online.
The trouble is, where do you get started? I get emails every day from people trying to get their first web business of the ground. I get almost as many from others wondering why their current website is not making any money.
Here are the main problems I hear about with regards to starting a successful online business:
- Many websites give conflicting advice – who’s right?
- Bloggers are great at giving free tutorials and case studies, but they leave out vital bits of information so I don’t know where to start.
- All the best information requires you to pay money for it, but how do I know if it’s legit or a scam?
Perhaps the most frustrated person is the guy or gal that’s been trying to make money online for several years but hasn’t yet made a breakthrough yet. They always ask me:
Can you please take a look at my site and let me know what’s wrong with it?
It's really hard to find good help online without paying massive costs to enter a mastermind or for private coaching. Some masterminds charge $500 per month as a sign that you are “serious” about your business. Some private coaching costs over $1000 per hour.
There are cheaper and much more effective options out there though. On this page I'm going to talk about some of the main problems that new internet entrepreneurs face, and how you can get help so your business can start turning a profit.
The content on this page will be most useful for anyone brand new to affiliate marketing or online business (if you don't have a website right now), and for people that already have a niche website, but can't figure out why it's not making any money.
Why is everyone making money except me?
Most people fail at internet marketing and never make enough money to go full time. 🙁
The #1 reason people fail is that they quit. So in the next few paragraphs I want to convince you to not quit. In fact, I hope to convince you that today is the day that your business starts in the direct of profitability. The interesting thing is that ANYONE can make money online. You don't have to be a genius to make money. You just need to be persistent enough to work past challenges.
You gotta man-up, stop feeling sorry for yourself, and keep moving forward even if you feel stressed out or deflated.
Once you get your first earnings, the rush of adrenaline with revitalize you, and success will snowball from there.
Our goal is not to earn $10,000 per month, or even $1,000 per month. Our goal is to earn the first $1. Then $1 per day. Then $10 per day. Then $100, and $1000 per day and so on.
What Is Missing From My Business Plan?
There are hundreds of ways to make money online. There is no “best” way, or “fastest” path to earnings. Every single method out there has a massive earning potential.
Having worked with thousands of newbie internet entrepreneurs over the years, it’s obvious why people are not seeing the results they want.
The only thing that’s missing from your business plan right now is consistency and confidence.
Many “wish I could” entrepreneurs dedicate a few hours per week, then stop for the holidays, start back up again, take some time off during the summer, and so on. This is not how to BUILD a business.
Building a business is a brute force attack on your time and patience. It’s not something you can do in your spare time and see awesome earnings. Casual work will get you casual results ($0). You should be working on your business every day in some capacity.
So why aren't you doing it?
Probably because you aren't sure your work will yield results!
I can work 12 hours a day at this, but I want a guarantee that I will see results.
I cannot guarantee your success. I can, however, guarantee that with proper training and support you will find the motivation to keep pressing forward with your business until it starts making money
The Secret Ingredient For Turning Newbie To Pro
I will show you how I make money online with affiliate marketing right now. My strategy is quite simple:
Pick a topic > Create a website > Write articles > Link to affiliate products
But there is one missing ingredient to every newbie’s first profitable website: H-E-L-P.
You can browse 100 blogs and buy every single PDF guide on the planet, but if you can't troubleshoot by yourself, you're screwed.
You could watch 100 live webinars with case studies and proof of earnings, but that doesn’t mean much if you can’t figure out why your articles just don’t rank.
Help, guidance, assistance – those are the things that would make an immense difference in what kind of results you see and how fast you see them. Without proper mentorship, you are going to waste a lot of time going down wrong avenues.
The Best Place To Get Help With Your Online Business
Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of true training courses for online business out there. A few online universities have some SEO or affiliate advertising training, but they cost $10,000’s per year.
99% of what's out there is just a PDF guide with an offer for private coaching that can cost $300-$1000 per hour.
But to get personalized, 1-on-1 help with your affiliate website, there’s really only one option to consider: Wealthy Affiliate.
How Can Wealthy Affiliate Help YOU?
I’ll dig into a few more details about exactly what they offer inside the community, but the main thing to focus on right now is that you get to talk to real, successful people about online business, including myself.
- No consulting fees.
- No pay per hour website reviews.
- No one is trying to sell you gear to make your website go faster or make more money.
As a member for 5 years now, I got my start with Wealthy Affiliate back in 2010, as a complete newbie. I started an failed several websites during that year, but each time came back stronger, smarter, and more successful thanks to the help and feedback I was able to get on a regular basis.
This type of honest, pay it forward, feedback system is what helped me create a six figure business in less than two years.
The training was excellent! It’s my #1 recommended resource for learning affiliate marketing.
But the real value of the Wealthy Affiliate membership is the help you get building your business.
There are literally thousands of members on the site every day. Some are complete newbies. Some are familiar with online marketing, but haven’t gone full time yet. Others, like myself, run full time online businesses and STILL use Wealthy Affiliate as a resource to learn how to grow their business.
But this is not a Facebook group! There are awesome tools that you won't find anywhere else like live chat, topic-specific forums, a personal blog, and private messaging where you can chat with other internet entrepreneurs just like yourself.
Of course, there are some pretty awesome training tools as well, and I'll talk about those in the next section below.
Can You Benefit From The Wealthy Affiliate Training?
It depends on where you are in your business, and what type of business you are building.
Because you landed on this page, you came here through my “niche research” posts. You probably already know a bit about building a niche website. Maybe your website is already done, and you just don’t know why you aren’t ranking, or why you aren’t making money yet.
If you already have a website, or know a little bit about affiliate marketing, there are two main benefits of joining Wealthy Affiliate.
Personalized Help. If you are building your affiliate website and aren’t making money yet, then you can find help from me and other members inside the community
Remember, this isn’t some $300/hour coaching call! It’s $49/month for unlimited access to the community, tools, and all of its members.
2) A new perspective on online marketing. Many of the popular “experts” say the same thing over and over again: Write valuable content. Build a list. Send out offers. Bla bla bla.
==> The training inside the community is very focused on one thing: Getting organic traffic from Google by writing articles on low competition keywords. That’s not the only way to make money, but it’s one that works. It's worked for me for over 5 years now, and that's what I want you to learn.
If you aren’t an expert in organic traffic right now, you should be.
The way that WA teaches you to find low competition keywords and write articles so that they rank is quite unique, and these concepts are something you could definitely benefit from.
PS. If you already have a website, are already generating 100's of organic visits per day, are comfortable doing keyword research, and do not want to learn about long-term SEO methods, then Wealthy Affiliate is probably not for you.
….unless, you want to attend the weekly live webinars which are included in your membership. Topics vary, but cover a much wider spectrum than the regular courses.
But What If I’m A Complete Newbie?
Wealthy Affiliate is actually tailored for newbies, so if you don’t have a website right now, then it’s a perfect way to get your first online business started.
You can have your website up and running in the next few minutes, and ready for you to start building the initial pages. You’ll be using WordPress, so you don’t have to know any code to get started. The initial training will be focusing on researching topics for your website, then writing some articles.
If you aren't a great writer, don't worry. It's the internet! Casual writing styles are totally fine 🙂
The other cool thing that’s great for newbies is that they teach you the “bootstrap” method, keeping costs low.
The cost to run your business will be just $14 for a domain name! Hosting is free, the website builder is free, and the research tools are free!
Of course, the cost of a Premium membership is $49/month, so you’ll want to factor in those costs too.
So in total, it’ll cost you less than $50 per month to run a real, income-generating online business, including training and support.
Try running a brick and mortar business for just $50/month!
Wealthy Affiliate Training and Features
There are a lot of things happening inside the community, so let me break it down for you. Here are the important features you need to know about before you sign up.
Focused Training: Learn one way to make money online, and learn it well. End the distractions “shiny objects” and follow a step by step course
Live Chat: Talk with other members, including newbies, experts, and the owners of Wealthy Affiliate!
Free Hosting: Cut costs and host your website for free. This service normally costs $10-$50/month with other companies, but it’s free for WA members.
Weekly Webinars: New and relevant topics every week. Follow the webinar host LIVE every Friday, and participate in a Q&A session.
Topical Forums: Ask questions about local marketing, SEO, creating content, email marketing, or affiliate programs in the “classrooms” and get answers within minutes.
Private Messages: Contact me for 1-on-1 support via private message and we can talk about your business goals, or review content you’ve created
No Spam Or Promotions: Other members are not allowed to pitch “new opportunities”, software, or systems in the members area. The owners do not “upsell” members to expensive products or services either! Your wallet is safe inside the Wealthy Affiliate community. Sign up for your Wealthy Affiliate Account Here.
Wealthy Affiliate is NOT For YOU!!
Even though the training at WA helped me create a multiple six figure online business, and even though they are my #1 recommended online training resource for learning affiliate marketing, this community is not for everyone!
Here are some reasons why WA may not be the right choice for you!
- You are already earning money online and are not interested in earning more
- You already know how to rank pages in Google and are not interested in getting even more organic traffic
- You are looking for a “done for you” system that requires no work
Who Is Wealthy Affiliate Good For?
- Newbies with a long term time horizon (6 months – 1 year)
- Someone with at least 1 hour per day of time to learn or work on their business
- A fresh online business owner that’s unsure why they aren’t making money yet
- A blogger that wants to get more traffic to their website
- Nine-to-Fivers with a job they don’t like and the motivation to make some life changes
- Anyone that wants to create a profitable online business but wants a little extra help while doing it
Wealthy Affiliate Starter Memberships Are FREE
Right now, you are probably unsure if a Wealthy Affiliate membership can truly benefit you and your business. That's exactly why Starter Memberships are 100% Free. They don't even ask for a credit card!
Create your free account and look inside. Shoot me a message, and we can talk about your goals.
Newbies: You can start your courses from the beginning. Just click the green button that says, “Get Started Here” once you're inside the members area. You even get two free websites!
Experienced: The beginner training may be too easy for you. Check it out, but remember there's a search bar up top that gives you access to 500+ free training modules from the owners and other WA members. Also check out live chat and see what's going on in the chatroom!
Regular price for a Premium membership is $49/month. If you join though the links on my site, you get a special discount so that your first month is only $19.
Starter memberships have unlimited access to Live Chat for 7 days. After that, you can still access the free training modules, but cannot ask questions. To access the advanced training and have the ability to chat with other members, a Premium membership is the way to go ($49/month).
So there's a lot of information on this page, and I'm sure you still have questions. I'm happy to answer them! I answer comments all day on my site though, so I have a request for you.
If you would like to know more about Wealthy Affiliate, and want to ask me some specific things, please create your free account and ask me the questions within the WA community. This way, I can know who is more serious about their business, versus answering “drive by comments”.
I still have to run several websites on the side (outside of One More Cup of Coffee), so need to focus my energy on people that are taking action! Hope to see you inside the community so we can start talking! My profile username is nathaniell, and you can find me there, or respond to the welcome message I send you.
Have a great day,
PS. If you do leave me a message in WA, it would help immensely if you let me know you came from this page. That way I know what mindset you are in, and how I can help you best.