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Since 2014 I am a member at the Wealthy Affiliate University/web developer/designer ~ Wealthy Affiliate is, in my opinion, the best online marketing education and advisory. When you want to start an online affiliate marketing business and you are not familiar with the rules, you might need some education.
When you have a toothache, you are not going to the local carpentry store to get advice, you will go to the dentist to solve your problem. And it would be stupid to go to a doctor to complain about your leaking drain, you would go to a plumber. So to whom do you listen to for free business advice online? Would you listen to your aunt, who never touched a computer before? Or would you search for someone who has a proven training and a booming online business already?
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Meet the founders of the Wealthy Affiliate University (WA) in person!
Who is Carson?
Carson is a family man and has always had an interest in computer technology since the day he bought his first computer back in ’94. His Instagram introduction: Father, Husband, Internet Marketer, Basketballer, now an Instagrammer! Please comment down below if you want to follow him on Instagram. You can talk to Carson in person because he is regularly available to talk to in the WA live-chat.
Who is Kyle?
Kyle is also a family man, not only with his wife and children, but he also sees WA as his family. He plays basketball and started in 2005 Wealthy Affiliate together with Carson. His motto is: If you can help one person, you can change a life. If you can help many people, you can change the world.. You can also follow Kyle on Insta and find some great pictures there. Please comment down below, and I will link you to him. You can talk to Kyle in person when he’s attending the WA live-chat.“Family means that no one gets left behind or forgotten.” ~ David Ogden Stiers Click To Tweet
How to build up trust?
The most sensible action to take is to let you inform about the possibilities by a professional for a free business online advice. But who can you trust? There are numerous online “advisors” who all tell you that their business is THE BEST. Follow their example and you will be filthy rich in no time. For what you know, you can not check the person behind the website. Often there is no about me page or a contact page. Who’s behind this website? Can you trust that person?
There are a lot of scammers online, and I don’t promise you that my way of making money online is the best way to do it. I just know it’s one of the ways. My first years online was one big struggle. I thought I could make it by my self, without any help. I started a website on my internet provider. It was a blog space I could use for free, with the most peculiar domain name. After a while, I understood that this wasn’t going to work. There was no traffic on this website.
Why is it that you immediately trust one person and with the other person, something inside keeps saying that you should not give him/her complete confidence. Everyone can have a chat with someone else. Some are only online to make contacts. They actually have nothing to offer and only look at their own wallet. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff?
It would be naive if you trust everyone completely. With one you are more cautious, another you trust a little more. This is a form of self-protection, you simply learn through the experiences that you have. If you are dealing with a new and unknown situation, then you are probably a bit more reserved in the confidence that you have. That is very normal.
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I searched for all kind of offers on the internet to find a community or a course where I could get answers on all my questions. And I wondered, who the heck can I trust? Who is honest and who is just out there to take my money out of my pocket? One day, almost 5 years ago, I got an offer from Wealthy Affiliate. They claimed to be free forever if I wanted to. Well, I thought, let’s try out that one. They gave me a full walkthrough after the sign-up. I could talk to existing members right away in the live-chat. I also asked my first question. (As I am used to waiting for hours, sometimes days, before I receive an answer if I get any answer at all). I was totally surprised to see the first reaction within 5 minutes. And when I had some issues, I totally didn’t understand, some stranger offered me his help and time and sat by me for 3 hours on a row figuring out what to do. To tell you the truth, I was flabbergasted about the spontaneous help I received in the first week as a starter member of Wealthy Affiliate.
As you understand by now, I stayed. I am a premium (paying) member. And I make a profit with my websites. I’m not gonna tire you with evidence, you just have to believe me on my word. I make some money from companies I am affiliated with, and I make some money with the Wealthy Affiliate program. The affiliate program from WA is available to starter members too, they only earn half of the fee for attracting new members. Although I am not opposed to meat consumption, I do live as a vegetarian.
In the meanwhile, I can call myself a long-term member. I am almost 5 years an active member of the Wealthy Affiliate forum. My websites (7) are all affiliate marketing sites. I am working in various niches. Health & Food, Kids Art, Photography, Spirituality for children and parents, Affiliate marketing and Language coach. You see, you can create a website in any subject of interest you may have got. Any niche can be made profitable with the right lessons and guidance.
There are 2 training courses available at the Wealthy Affiliate platform. One is for setting up a website in the niche marketing. The second training is specialized in promoting Wealthy Affiliate. For both training courses, the first 10 lessons can be followed free of charge.
A niche is a specific part of a market on which products and services focus. Niche markets arise because companies see potential in specific needs. These defined market segments are often small, but because few other players are active, returns can be achieved with the right focus. By getting exactly the products and services that potential customers are waiting for, it is easier to take a strong position or even a monopoly in a niche than in a market with a lot of competition. The characteristic of a niche makes the number of niche markets endless. Some examples of possible niches: knitting patterns, sheet music, dog trimming, dancing shoes, accessible books, cat supplies. Read my 926 niche ideas for a website.
10 Free training lessons for building a niche website
Understand making money online
Choose a niche
Building your own niche website
Setting up your website
Getting your site ready for search engines
Creating your initial website content
Creating custom menus on your website
Your next steps
10 Free training lessons for promoting Wealthy Affiliate
Choosing your direction
Building your website
A website look around
Activating your plugins
Getting your website ready for SEO
Your initial framework for content
Understanding the keyword research process
Creating thoughtful, insightful reviews
The exciting journey has begun
What we offer
We know, that it is almost impossible to check out the trustworthy of online companies. That’s why we offer you to get to know us before you have to decide anything. For that purpose, we give you access to everything for 7 days. Isn’t that cool 🙂 You get the opportunity to chat with members. You can surf around the platform, ask questions, start the training and take a look without any obligation.
What happens after these free 7-days?
There are 3 options:
- You like it, and you become a premium member
- You stay as a free starter member
- You don’t like it and you leave.
I can’t make it simpler
When you become a premium member, the first-month fee will be just $19, every following month is $ 49. When you like it a lot, a one-year subscription might be just something for you. It costs 359 (all included). The Starter membership is free forever. When you leave, you might get a few emails to ask you to come back, don’t blame us for trying 😉
What we do
We are a thriving community of affiliate marketers. We create our own websites. And beside the standard lessons, which are provided to premium members, we write our own tutorials too and share them in our community. There are thousands of member training available in the WA library. By the way, you can get access to the membership lessons right this minute, just to check out what it’s all about.
2 membership options
The Starter membership is totally free of change, you get 2 websites, free hosting, website protection and access to limited training, it includes 7 days community and website support.
Who is the Starter membership suitable for?
For anyone who wants to know more about affiliate marketing and website building.
The premium membership = all included, 50 websites, hosting, chat, all training, community support, NO upsells. Fixed monthly or fixed annual fee.
Who is the premium membership suitable for?
For anyone who seriously wants to start his/her own online affiliate marketing business. And want to earn money with a website.
I don’t say that it’s impossible to earn money with the Free Starter Membership, but it sure will not be easy, because in the premium lessons important issues that you miss with a free membership.
SSL security and website support
SSL security, the little green padlock in the browser, is included for all websites. Whether you have a free account or a premium account. The hosting platform of Wealthy Affiliate is called “Siterubix”. I can assure you, that they do anything to keep our websites safe and fast.
The website support team is simply incredible, they are fast, knowledgeable and 24/7/365 available!
Who am I?
Can you trust me? For all I know, we just met the first time. And we can’t look each other into the eyes, and we cannot “read” each other’s body language either. To give you a bit of insight in me personally you can check out my about me page or visit my profile page at the Wealthy Affiliate University. Or just Google my name: Loes Knetsch.
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