This week we’ll be focusing on one thing and one thing only: an in-depth and behind the scenes look at Wealthy Affiliate. For the past month, I have been following one of the methods taught at Wealthy Affiliate and now I plan to share with you, in full detail, my results with the program.
Like previous reviews, I took a beginner’s stance and worked through the program as if I had no experience doing any form of marketing online. It was a challenge not to use any previous knowledge, but I wanted to mirror the experience that a beginner, with no experience, would have if he or she were to join Wealthy Affiliate today.
Background Information on Wealthy Affiliate
The Wealthy Affiliate presell page boasts that it has turned tens of thousands of no-experience-beginners into successful Internet business owners by teaching them the methods of some of the best affiliate marketers in the world.
But wait, let’s back up for a minute.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
It’s very simple: you own a web site where you sell other people’s or companies’ products and make a commission on each sale.It’s not exactly like an online store, though you could set up something like that. It’s more like you telling a friend about something, and then, if she buys it, you get a little bonus.
How Does It Work?
The selling is done through affiliate links—little bits of Web language that contain a code linking the sale to you. When someone clicks on your link and then makes a purchase, the original seller or clearing house gives you credit for the sale and you receive money.
Benefits of Being an Affiliate Marketer.
- You have no inventory to manage.
- You don’t have to deal with customer service or handle refunds or exchanges.
- You have an unlimited supply of products to promote.
- Your web sites (containing your affiliate links) work 24×7.
Wealthy Affiliate claims that it can take you, the most inexperienced newbie with no knowledge of making money online, and turn you into a successful Internet marketer. These are some pretty hefty claims, but we love nothing more than a good challenge.
I’ll be focusing on Article Marketing
Wealthy Affiliate is filled with thousands of pages providing the best content on how to build your career as an affiliate marketer. However, for this week, I’ll be focusing on one aspect of their training: article marketing which focuses on how to write targeted articles to attract highly qualified visitors to your affiliate links without having to shell out any money for advertising. This ultimately means:
Free Traffic. Free Advertising. No Additional Costs.
I chose article marketing because I found it to be the best path for beginners to take. There are no additional costs to perform article marketing making your entire operation rather low risk. Instead, what you’ll find is hard work that translates over directly to earnings. Earnings that you get to keep.
Article marketing serves as a introductory crash course to affiliate marketing. You’ll learn in-depth the methods and details behind Wealthy Affiliate without having to deal with any risk. Article marketing is perfect for the beginner looking to take the plunge into an affiliate marketing career.
What to Expect this Week
I set out to test how much money I could make in one month’s time. Each post this week will correspond with a weeks worth of training and results. Along the way you’ll receive:
- Insider Information – I’ll reveal as much as I can about the Wealthy Affiliate training program. I can’t reveal it all naturally or the owners would be knocking on my door.
- Full Earnings Statistics – You’ll get a behind the scenes look at my affiliate stats which willl show exactly how much money I spent.
- My Overall Opinion – What I liked, what I didn’t like, and was it worth it in the end?
Stay tuned because this is one series of posts that you won’t want to miss.