More details of how I did it below, so keep reading!
Hi guys. My name is Nathaniell. I've been earning money online since 2010. Before that, I was an ESL teacher abroad.
This is me hanging out with my father and grandfather when I returned from a 5 year “trip” to China.
I didn't go to college for computer science, web design, or marketing. In fact, I didn't' go to college at all.
I taught English for about a decade before I started to realize that teaching English overseas without a college degree was a dead end job, and I started to look for alternative types of employment.
I considered driving truck in the US, going to bar tending school, learning how to be a private detective, or even being a fireman. Yes, it was like kindergarten all over again. I was 25 years old and still didn't know what I wanted to do for a living!
Eventually the idea got into my head that I could start an internet based business. I didn't really understand what that meant at the time but as you might have guessed, searching for “how to start an internet business” led me to an endless string of scams.
Being rich sounded fantastic, but they never really explained how to make money. (But I will explain how I make money on this page!)
Their “secrets” were locked behind a pay wall. I spent many late nights with my cursor poised over the “Buy Now” button on products that sounded so good, but I just didn't trust.
My research eventually I found a website that told me the truth. They did not promise me riches, and did not guarantee me success. This website said I needed to work, and I had to focus on creating a strong foundation to my business.
It was this training center that finally explained to me HOW I would be making money, before I paid them anything.
It was called Wealthy Affiliate and without them, I would not be where I am today.
The training and personal help at Wealthy Affiliate was what I needed create my first profitable website. I grew that website and created a few more the next year. After 18 months I quit my job in China and moved back the the US to work from home. My dream of having the free time to travel the world and save money for my future at the same time had become a reality.
They didn't show me screenshots of their bank accounts or video of fast cars and yachts (and I won't show you that junk either). They gave me a step by step course and told me to get to work. They were always around to show me what I did wrong, or what I should do next.
Wealthy Affiliate helped me start my first website in 2010 while still living in China. Two years later I moved back to the US to purchase my first home and now I work online “full time”.
If you can put in the work, Wealthy Affiliate can help you achieve YOUR own goals.
Regardless of you age, race, education, or income level, you can learn how to do what I do.
Answer: I help people!
Um…What does that mean?
I make small websites about very specific topics. When someone searches in Google, they can find my website and read what I write.
Sometimes the information I write contains a link to a product sold online. If someone clicks that link and buys, I make some money.
Millions of people are searching the internet for information right now and where do you think all these information websites come from? People just like you! They are building websites, writing articles, and earning income from it. Some are making a lot of money.
…it's time for you to get a piece of the pie!
There are different ways to earn money from a website but I will teach you how I do it. It's my favorite way to earn money on the internet because I get to write about topics I'm interested in, and I get to help people that are interested in the same topics.
Here's an example:
One of my hobbies is brewing beer at home. I'm not an expert brewer, but I love making beer (and drinking it!) So last year I started a website about it.
On this website I talk about a lot of different things related to homebrewing. I teach people how to pick the right equipment, how to put together a recipe, and how to fix mistakes in the brewing process.
I share my personal recipes, results from homebrew competitions, and other stories related to making beer.
There are thousands of websites like this on the internet about every topic you can think of, and many of them are generating income for their owners. You can create a website like this about ANY topic you want. Here are just a few ideas.
Can You Teach Me?
After building my first website, it took me just a few months to start earning some decent money, and I quit my job in China just short time after that.
I continued to make money like this for a few years with a website about computer software, but soon found that my real passion was helping people make their own profit-generating websites. I love doing what I do, and I want to help you learn how to do the same.
It's amazing that anyone can start a website about a topic they already love talking about and sell stuff to people that share the same passion. Even if you don't know what your website will be about yet, the members of Wealthy Affiliate (including myself) can help you develop your idea into a website ready for profit.
Nathaniell's Story (the short version)
Sometimes I call it a “training center”, but it's really a kind of community. Not only do you follow training videos, read tutorials, and complete tasks related to your business, but you can also ask questions update other members on your progress! Take a look at one of my first posts in 2010, just a few weeks after joining. Yes, I was a total newbie…not making any money yet!
I tracked my progress every year. Although there were many frustrating moments when I wanted to give up, I kept doing more training and building my website bigger and bigger. Once I started seeing some tiny results, I really kicked it into overdrive. Here is my 2 year anniversary post from 2012.
And less than a year later, I had quit my job to “go full time”.
Now you can see why I give this place so much credit for helping me succeed online. The funny thing is that because I started over 5 years ago and since then, the community has introduced a ton more stuff to help you start your business.
They recently they added
- live chat for getting fast help
- weekly live webinars for updated and specialized training
- free keyword research tool for helping your site rank in Google
- peer feedback system so you can get honest feedback on your business
You new guys have it easy! In fact, they just recently made it completely free to join the website so you can see the training and meet other members before you pay anything at all.
Your internet business isn't going to happen overnight. Sorry to disappoint, but you are going to have to get your hands dirty and work.
If you can handle that, let's take a look at how exactly they are going to help you start earning money online.
The training courses inside Wealthy Affiliate are second to none. Most other “make money online” are a simple ebook or series of videos. Pay one fee, get one product.
There are over 500 training modules within the community that take you from building your very first website to learning how to manage outsourcing aspects of your business. It is continuously updated to reflect changes in the industry so you can make sure your website stays ranked in search engines, generating traffic and revenue.
I have reviewed hundreds of products on One More Cup of Coffee, and no other company in the world offers the quality and style of training offered inside WA.
You will make some mistakes along the way. There will be times when you are confused. That's OK.
But who's going to help you figure out what went wrong?
Live help from the owners and from other members inside the community is going to be the best way to get help when you need it.
Instant and friendly help is something that will keep you moving in the right direction. You will not have to spend days searching for answers that don't quite fit what you are looking for, or hours scrolling through old forums and blog posts trying to figure out things by yourself. Now you have hundreds of personal assistants that can show you what to do next.
Wealthy Affiliate is 100% responsible for my success as business owner. But I am not the only one. There are thousands of other people inside the members area that are currently running their own internet based businesses.
Read their blog posts and learn from their experiences.
Ask them questions and get 1-on-1 help.
See their website and learn to make yours better
Mentorships with other companies can cost you thousands of dollars per month, sometimes even more than $1,000 per HOUR. I'm not joking.
But you get to talk to these people for free as part of your membership. Imagine a Facebook style website but just for people that want to build earn money online. Now you're getting the idea 🙂 I'm inside every day helping other members, and I can help you too.
I take time out of every day to answer questions people ask me. Yeah buddy, you'll get personal 1-on-1 help from me. Just send me a message and ask me something. Try it out! Just today, someone sent me this message in response to some bonus training I sent him. I've printed it here with his permission.
And here's another that popped up in my inbox this week. I just really want to stress the fact that I'm actively involved in the community, and will be available to help YOU get YOUR BUSINESS off the ground.
I have a great time doing it, so if you join up, please don't feel like you're bothering me. I'm totally fine with answering all your newbie questions. Those are the easy ones 🙂
There are a lot of internet scams out there. Most of them promise loads of easy money, expensive cars, and an amazing internet lifestyle just so long as you buy their secret guide to success.
They sell you a dream, and deliver a nightmare of expensive upgrades, low-quality products, and disappointment.
Wealthy Affiliate does NOT want to be that type of website. They also know that not everyone wants to pay up front for something they don't really understand.
So to show you exactly how awesome the training is, and exactly how fast support is, and exactly how friendly everyone is, you can create your membership account and access the community for free.
Everything I talked about above; the live chat, the step-by-step training, and access to other successful internet business owners is available for exactly $0. They don't even take a credit card.
You can access all of these things for a full 7 days, and then you have the option of upgrading to a premium membership.
Use the premium support and training for free while you actually build your first websites. Yes, you read that right. Wealthy Affiliate will give you TWO free websites to work on while you are still a non-paying member.
Now that you've built your first website, taken the Level 1 training course, and even used the live chat feature to meet everyone and ask some questions, what's going to happen next?
Wealthy Affiliate also offers a premium level of membership.
- 24/7/365 Instant Live Chat Help From Me, Other Members, And The Owners of WA
- Access to 500+ High Quality Training Modules Showing You How To Make Money With Your Website
- Access to NEW training modules as they are rolled out
- 25 Free Websites
- Free Hosting For Your 25 .Com Website ($100+ per year anywhere else) To Save You Money
- Unlimited Domain Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) To Make Your Business More Professional
- Access 4 Live Webinars Per Month For Live Training Sessions*
Every week Wealthy Affiliate hosts a live training session that covers a wide variety of topics. All webinars are designed to grow your business in different ways, and help you earn more money from your websites.
- How to rank higher in search engines
- How to write content more effectively
- How to track data on your site learn from it
- How to provide better user experience to your visitors
- And many, many more!
Sometimes they even do a live critique of other members' (or maybe your) websites. You can benefit by learning from their mistakes, or repeating their success.
We all have different goals. I'm a single guy that likes adventure. I was able to quit my job in teaching English to spoiled primary school students and spend more time on the things I care about, including…
- Schedule a brew session or go on a motorcycle trip any day I want
- Purchase my first home last year
- Learn to dive in Malaysia
- Buy a motorcycle and drive across California
Plus, if you couldn't tell by the title of my site, I'm totally not a morning person. Now I don't have to wake up at 6:30AM and drag myself out of bed to go to a dead-end job.
That's just me…these are the things that I love to do. Let's talk about YOU and what you can get from starting your membership today.
Do you want more time with your family?
Are there places you want to go and things you want to see?
Do you no longer have job security, or even hate your job?
Are you starting to plan for retirement and need an extra source of income?
How much would you pay to have a road map to achieving those goals?
Many people spend $5 a day on Starbucks coffee or $100 per month on cable TV. We all make buying decisions every day of our lives.
It's a rare chance that one of those buying decisions is a positive investment in our future.
Wealthy Affiliate is the road map to owning a profitable online business. Premium membership is only $49/month. No secret upgrades. No expensive mentorships. No surprise payments.
That's only $1.56/day to build your own profit-generating website!
The internet is reaching more and more people every day. Millions of people are shopping online, and that number is only growing with every passing year.
It is simply not true that all the good ideas are taken, or that you ‘missed the train'. There literally 10,000's of opportunities to make money online that pop up every day.
- Every time a new product goes on the market, that's a new opportunity for you!
- Every time a business owner gets lazy and doesn't update their website, that's a new opportunity for you!
- Every time someone gets their first credit card, that's a new opportunity for you!
- Every time someone decides to make their first internet purchase, that's an opportunity for you!
- Even within saturated markets there are always tiny sub-industries to get a foothold…another opportunity for you!
There are so many opportunities to earn money through affiliate marketing, it really is the most exciting time to be a part of this industry. The internet cowboys of the past have blazed a trail for you. All you need to do is follow in their footsteps and start your training. Everyone starts at day 1, with no business, no traffic, and no sales.
It only takes that first step to begin the journey. Are you ready to take that step? Imagine how you will look back on this day in 12 months time. You will thank yourself that you finally made the decision to take a risk and invest in yourself.
Providing shoppers with information relevant to what they're searching for is not a crazy idea. It's been done before, and people will continue to do it. Online shoppers LOVE to read information before they buy stuff. In fact, then need that information to feel confident they they are buying the right stuff.
Wealthy Affiliate is the best online business training center in the world to learn how to to this. You'l learn how to
- build a website
- rank the pages of your website
- make sales from visitors on your website
- …and so much more!
And you can see what they offer, for a total cost of $0. Instead of your typical “Pay to Play” mentality of internet marketing products out there. You can see exactly how WA works and learn exactly how to make money BEFORE you buy! If you are happy with what you see, then you can go premium and continue with the advanced training and personal help. If it's not your style, that's OK too! You won't be charged anything at all.
I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 4 years now. Helping newbies get started is part of my daily routine. You can contact me with ANY questions you have because I'm logged into WA almost every day talking to people about their websites.
Also, by signing up to WA through my website you will get a 59% discount on your first month of membership. That means your first month will only cost you $19 (63 cents per day).
PS. Don't forget that you can always contact me for help or questions! Type “nathaniell” into the search bar in Wealthy Affiliate and leave a message on my profile.
I log into WA every day to check my messages, and am looking forward to hearing from you!
Please let me know your questions or comments about my review or about Wealthy Affiliate below. I know it can be intimidating to start something new like this, and I'm happy to clear anything up.