You’re Speaking Greek to Me!
If some of these terms sound foreign to you – autoresponder, affiliate marketing, and more, don’t worry. In the coming weeks, you’re going to get a crash course in Internet marketing for beginner’s from A to Z.
It’s important when you’re just starting out to remember that Google is your friend. Before you email other marketers or post in forums, Google the terms you don’t know.
There are a lot of people who don’t take the time to educate themselves about this business, and those are the ones who fail to generate any money and continue spinning their wheels until they finally quit out of frustration
Ask In Forums
Another good place to go is the Warrior Forum at www.WarriorForum.com. Here, you can ask questions about this industry, but before you do, use the search feature and type in your question to see if anyone’s already asked it and had it answered.
For instance, if you have a question about Squidoo, type Squidoo into the search form and you’ll see a whole host of questions and answers people have given about the use of that particular site, like this:
So you can see from the above, and this is just a small fraction of the results, that many people before you have had the same questions about this topic. This same strategy can be done in any Internet marketing forum, but the Warrior Forum is well-known for its size.
Where Do You Start?
Regardless of whether you’re rich or poor, as a newbie Internet marketer, it’s important to start with the free methods of making money online before you journey into paid tactics that will provide a higher return on your investment.
Initially, your overhead will consist mostly of time. As your skills evolve, you’ll want to use paid traffic techniques that help you hone in on your target audience quicker and more precisely.
Before you begin to make a dime online, you have to know some ground rules. Most of them are based in proper etiquette, but a few are rules you need to know to prevent you from getting into hot water with the law – like Spamming!
There are a few unethical marketers online who prey on those who aren’t too savvy about this business, so you’re going to need to know how to sort out who’s who among trustworthy individuals.
Some of the first steps will require you to make choices based on your personal preferences. It’s okay to change your mind, but make sure you’ve followed through on an opportunity before you just throw up your hands and move on.
Having the Right Map to Succeed
Buyer beware – there are a lot of half empty products out there and you’re going to be very disappointed if you buy by the seat of your pants and don’t take recommendations from ethical marketers.
Some products will tell only half the story – others will blatantly lie (or maybe they just mislead because they don’t know what they’re talking about). But a few are very, very reliable and give you exactly what you need to build a blueprint for your online business success.
I’m going to show you the route many have used to gain the financial and personal freedom you now desire. You’ll be learning the basics first – like boot camp for Internet marketers.
All of your fundamental questions will be answered, and some rules will be spelled out before we move on to specific strategies like building a list of prospects, generating traffic from both free and paid opportunities, and developing partnerships with other online marketers that have you poised to take in a lot of money in a short period.
I’m going to give you a non-biased accounting of all of your options – including product ownership and affiliate marketing. You’re going to discover small tiny technical details no one ever shares with you – like how to make and cloak links, how to hyperlink an image and a step-by-step method for navigating your hosting account.
All of the nitty gritty details – the elements most eBooks skip over because they assume you know this stuff already, I’m going to share with you. Along the way, I will share my own insight about which tools or products are available and trustworthy should you decide you want to delve into the topic in more detail.
At the end of this introduction to Internet marketing, you should have all of the fundamental knowledge you need to launch a solid business where you’re at the helm, placing one building block on the next until you reach the level of success you’ve always dreamed about.
This isn’t some industry where you can waft in and out from one day to the next. If you’re serious about this, it can become a multi-million dollar empire – a bona fide business you can pass down to your heirs.
If you have the motivation and mindset to become your own boss, taking on the responsibilities that entails, along with reaping the rewards, then you might be a perfect fit to don a new career hat as an Internet marketer.
If your needs are more pressing, then it’s advisable that you go out and get a job that has a steady paycheck attached to it. Then, work on building your online business in your spare time until it reaches a level of success where you can afford to turn in your resignation and work toward increasing your earnings over time.
Internet marketing isn’t a magic bullet. It can provide you with the financial security, the lifestyle, and the prestige you want out of your career. Are you ready to further your education in an industry grown men and women of any age can master? If you’re hesitant or need more information, it only means you’re proceeding with caution, and that’s perfectly normal.
Your most valuable creation in a business is your visionWhen it comes to starting an Internet business from scratch, some people find the going tough. Please don’t be discouraged, the learning curve was tough for us all.Five smart productivity techniques for newbies is designed to speed up the process a bit.None of us were born understanding marketing!
Even Sarah Staar struggled in the beginning
I know a lot of you will think that people who have “made it” have an advantage. By the expression made it, I mean those people who have become not only a full-time Internet marketer but also a millionaire product creator and guru.
When Sarah started ten years ago, many people told her that Internet marketing was dead. The.com boom was over, and nobody was ever gonna make real money on the Internet again.
That was a bit like saying in 1928 that the telephone would never progress from the old heavy black handsets.
Entropy nurse will always push boundaries and make things better. We are still in the Wild West days of the Internet, and there’s still plenty of opportunities to make a lot of money.
Back in the day, Sarah used to laugh when people told her she’d never make any money! She just tried her best. When things didn’t go right, she’d scratch your head and struggle to isolate why things were wrong.
She knew other people were making money and she also knew she didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. If she persisted asking the right questions, then she would eventually get the answers.
Looking back, I think it was this persistence that got the answers. I think Sarah simply wore down the resistance of other Internet marketers. In the end, they all capitulated to that steely gaze and gave in.
Five Smart Productivity Techniques For Newbies
There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
1. Copy Exactly What Other People are Doing
Don’t try too hard to work it all out for yourself. The logic behind this is really simple if someone has already been through what you’re struggling to master they’ve got it right.
Just follow them, it’s not rocket science. Sarah herself has made five free videos called “How to Sell Affiliate Products.”All you have to do is click on the link. Once you filled in your email address, you will get a reply. This email will tell you the login details of your membership site.
This is, all free of charge; you just have to watch the videos. Once you watch them, put the training into action. If you get stuck, Sarah Staar has one of the most proactive helpdesks in Internet marketing.
2. Don’t be distracted
Stay Focused. Decide what your objective is. Making $100 a day is a good one to start. Stay focused on that until you achieve it.
That figure may seem an impossible figure when you’re just starting out. Trust me it’s not!
However, it will be impossible if you jump around doing too many things. Just concentrate on the things you need to do to make a profit now.
3. What’s going to make you money now?
Some other people -would make this comment under time management techniques.
However, I don’t think it is a time management technique. I just think it’s not knowing what to do to make a profit in the shortest amount of time.
Don’t be distracted by things that don’t help. For instance, if you are building a website there are some really horrible crappy -looking websites out there that make a fortune.
What I’m saying is don’t get focused on the aesthetics, the fonts, the pictures, and the background et cetera. Just get the job done in the shortest amount of time.If it’s not going to make you money, I mean now, today, then don’t do it!
4.Don’t Give Up Too Soon.
Don’t think, that just because you started to be an entrepreneur everything will go your way. One of the keys to being a success is to re-evaluate how you think about failure.
Failure is a crucial part of the learning curve.If you been in a corporate environment, you might find this an alien idea. It’s one I suggest you get used to pretty quickly. You may have been seduced by ideas that there is a press button solution to Internet marketing.
Sadly, there isn’t it’s a slick sales idea used by people with no ethics.
No one has streamlined Internet marketing to make it more simple than Sarah. But, that just mean she’s taken out the fluff, not the work!
Fortunately, everything is trackable and traceable in the Internet marketing world. Everything you do leaves a footprint, and you can trace it back and find out where you went wrong. This means it’s correctable.
You wouldn’t kick a baby in the teeth for tottering.
When a baby starts to walk, it pulls itself up and often falls back down again. Now you’d never dream of chastising that child for that. You accept it as part of the learning curve!
Be kind to yourself. It’s part of your learning curve to fall. What you have to do is the same as a baby, crawl for a bit and find something upright and pull yourself up.
The something upright in Internet marketing is often a mentor. Find one you trust and follow them.
Learn when to outsource.
There are a lot of tasks in affiliate marketing that only have to be done once.
It’s a waste of time, that is your time to try and learn everything. That will hold you back years.
You need to make a profit as soon as you can. So when you hit a challenge, outsource it and move on.
What’s really important is your goal and your vision. This is the bit you have to bring to fruition. It may seem hard that you have to do this. But that’s the thing about being self-employed, you do. As Harry H Truman once said “the buck stops here!”
That doesn’t mean you have to do everything. If you can’t afford to outsource then share with a friend on a forum and swap tasks that you can’t do. Always play to your strengths, and not your weaknesses.
As many of you know I have been around the block a few times regarding Internet marketing. It’s only in recent years that I have started to make megabucks. Don’t get me wrong I always made a good living since the day I started which was about 1996 and 1997.
One of the first programs I ever bought was wealthy affiliate’s; that was nearly ten years ago, and I’m still a member today. I also profit from Sarah Staar’s immense knowledge!
As many of you know, I am Sarah Staar’s business manager. That’s team Sarah below, in London at a recent lunch. You would think that I would have started to make big money at the time I met Sarah. Sadly that was not the case; I watched Sarah blossom from a wide-eyed newbie to a switched on totally clued up businessperson up.
All I can say in my defense is that I must have been an idiot! Sarah told me almost everything she knew about driving traffic, she gave her knowledge freely and indiscriminately. I didn’t put into action at the time.
About two years ago, I decided I wanted to earn a lot more money. I set my sights then on $8000 a month. To do that I realized I had to copy exactly what Sarah Staar did. There are some advantages to knowing her personally I knew exactly what she did. First of all I joined the licensed partner team. In my first month, I earned $6125.00. I was happy with this because I didn’t get started until about the third of the month.
The Difference Between Sarah Staar and Wealthy Affiliate.
The Sarah Staar Way
The emphasis of the Sarah Staar way, is getting to the heart of simplicity. Sarah has got no patience with complicated! She keeps things focused and to the point. She believes in paying for her traffic.
That’s not because organic traffic doesn’t work is because it’s so slow to get results. You do get results but it’s a long-term strategy.
So how much money are we talking about for a campaign?
To be honest not as much as you may think. I start my campaign at $15 a day. I expect to get sales from my thank you page, this happens in one in 12 times. That means one in every 12 people to opt into my list becomes a purchaser immediately.
As you can imagine there are two types of people on a list. There are the freebie seekers, and then there are the buyers. Of?’ course, the buyers are much more profitable.
So I had immediately achieved two things. I have added people to my mailing list. I have also got people who are buyers who are worth much more to my list and to Sarah’s.
Do I need to Build A List to Promote Sarah Staar’s Products?
I choose to build a mailing list but to make Sarah’s licensed partner team plan work you only need to drive traffic to her free offers. Although there is training offered about building your own list very few people do so.
Once I have got them to be on Sarah’s list I forget about them altogether as regards her products.
Today I make over $10,000 a month just by driving traffic to her free offers. I am leveraging both her name and her authority.Why do I need to have a dog and bark myself? Once they are in her sales funnel I leave the selling to her. So it’s a great way to make an income. A passive income which takes a very small amount of time.
If you don’t know what is sales funnel is it is a linear representation of what happens once they have opted into Sarah’s list. As she is selling to them I don’t have to. So this is a perfect way of breaking into Internet marketing if you hate selling or hate the idea of learning how to sell.
You simply don’t have to you let her do it for you. Click here to get started with a series of five free videos explaining internet marketing.
The Wealthy Affiliate Way
Wealthy affiliates is a membership site. It offers free account creation to anyone. You are entitled to be a free member for as long as you like but you only have limited access to the first 10 videos of training.
Many people use it just as a freebie user they never go premium and never pay.
What do you at wealthy affiliate’s?
It’s all about building a blog. You blog about what ever you are passionate about and recommend programs for an affiliate profit.
The downside of this system is that although it works and it undoubtedly does work, people rarely get results before their first four months. Some people take seven or eight months to make a profit.
I will say that everybody takes action does get there in the end.
Sarah Staar versus Wealthy Affiliate’s
Contrast this to Sarah’s approach which is drive traffic to Sarah’s list using a solo ad (full training given) and get results immediately with the sale in your first week.
To be successful, wealthy affiliate’s you need to learn how to build a blog. To be fair everything I learned about WordPress I learned at Wealthy Affiliates. If that is the route you want to go down, it is the finest training on the Internet without a doubt.
The traffic is based on organic traffic which is advertised as free traffic. It is very true you do not pay for organic traffic in terms of money. However, it is a fallacy to say that any traffic method is free. You either pay dearly in time or money!
Don’t get me wrong I use plenty of free traffic techniques. My favorite traffic technique of all times is free. I love forum marketing, but it does take a chunk out of my week. However, the conversion rates are excellent.
These days I prefer faster results. I also prefer higher returns. Sarah’s highest price offer the $10,000 product. I can earn 50% with this and usually sell one a month.
On the other hand, wealthy affiliate’s highest offer is an annual premium membership which works out at around $300.
There is no contest as to which I would rather earn.
I am still a member at Wealthy Affiliate’s and always will be because the community is fantastic. During the years I have watched some of the greatest Alumnae in Internet marketing of all time walk through its doors. I have made some great friends some of whom will be lifelong friends.
If you want to build your own blog and make your living from niche sites can’t get finer training.
When your gaol is to earn big bucks by driving traffic to free offer’s then the Sarah up Staar’s Licensed Partner team is the way to go.
Every week I get emails from people that make me want to tear my hair out. In essence, they say I’m not making any money from Internet marketing. All of these people should be making a full-time living. Everyone, of them, should have as much money as they want or need, yet they still fail! The Ka-Ching Marketing Model makers money fall out of the sky is their dream. Ironically if they did do it right, the money would fall out of the sky.
Why is this?
- They buy into the reports they buy for seven dollars. These people think this gives them the holy grail of Internet marketing. Unfortunately, they don’t realise that in many cases, these people don’t know diddly squat about Internet marketing.
- The ATM Internet marketing model is the way to go. You know what I mean you press a button, the machine goes Ka-Ching marketing model, and the money drops down, as if by magic. Aren’t these people too old to believe in fairies?
- They follow courses that would have been state-of-the-art four years ago. Four years ago these courses would have been $1000 today they sell for buttons. The reason for this is the material is old and outdated and they don’t work.
- If I had a penny for every person who is trying to make money by sticking up AdSense blog sites, I would never have to write another word.
- They don’t try to make money, at least seriously until they are absolutely desperate. It breaks my heart how many emails I receive saying I can’t pay my mortgage, my wife’s lost her job, the kids have to go up chimneys et cetera! Because they are desperate, they snatch short-term quick fixes. In fact, you need to create a sustainable long-term business.
- They are happy to spend three dollars, $5.00, $11 et cetera on crap software which doesn’t work. To make a sustainable online business, you need a system. That system needs a complete and entire checklist so that you do exactly the same things every time you set up a blog site. If you don’t do this, you will make an occasional few pennies here and there, but this isn’t a business this is a hobby.
Be One of The 5 Percent
It is a fact that 95% of Internet marketing wannabes end up failing. They never get out of the buying mode. They are fascinated by shiny object syndrome.
Yet another product has come on the market which offers a faster, more reliable blah blah blah solution. Suddenly they are off on another tangent.
Ironically there is a method which will make Their Dreams Come True
About 10 years ago I was studying psychology at the open University in the UK. Suddenly I realised that to get my psychology degree I needed 360 points. The compulsory psychology section gave me 320 points. I needed to study something else to make up the points.
I chose to study computer technology, and my university lecturers recommended a company called wealthy affiliates. When I joined up I did so for an eight-week course. I am still learning nearly ten years later.
Wealthy Affiliates has changed a great deal over the years. In the old days, it was a keyword research platform. Today it has evolved into one of the most sophisticated training platforms on the Internet.
The WA Way
Wealthy affiliates is a training programme for newbies and experienced marketers. They start at the very beginning. When I say they start at the very beginning I mean they work on the assumption that you don’t even know what affiliate marketing is.
All you need to know is that to succeed at Wealthy Affiliates you need to have the desire to make money online.The training walks you through every step of the way. However, the training is not the reason why would recommend it as the best teaching platform in the make money online niche.
The Hidden Bounty At Wealthy Affiliate’s
The real benefitThe real benefit the wealthy affiliates is the community. The community has thousands, in fact, tens of thousands of active members. Many of these members are active every single day of the year.
They are active in creating training. They are active in the live chat area. The members are serious about helping you.
Wealthy Affiliates have a pay it forward system called “The ambassadors.”
The ambassadors literally spend four or five hours a day helping people achieve their dreams. There are 25 ambassadors. Granted two of them are the owners but that leaves 23 other people spending at least four hours a day helping you.
It’s Not A Done For You System
Don’t be fooled by the amount of help available; it is not a done for you system. To succeed you have to put in the work yourself. It can be for some people a steep learning curve especially if they are beginners.
That is one of the reasons why the support of the whole community is so necessary. We all remember what it was like to start and not really know what was going on.
If you persevere through the first four or five months, you will begin to get the hang of it and start to earn a profit online. The beauty of this business model is that it is totally sustainable.
It has taught you a system. Every business needs a system. In essence, a system is a checklist it means that you can rinse and repeat and start the whole process again with a second business.
I have, to be honest here and say that not everybody succeeds. Some people can’t face the learning curve. However, if you are serious in your dream to make money, online this is the way forward. It is the real deal.
What I can tell you is this. Every single person who takes action and is proactive and ask questions do succeed. They have a success section inside the website, and there are many examples of people having their first 10k week and in some cases their first 10k day.
Wealthy Affiliates offer a free trial membership. There is no time limit on this test you can be a free member for as long as you like. If you choose to upgrade to get to the next stage of training, the cost is $49 a month.
Not everyone does that! There are plenty of members that stay on the free level. Why don’t you go over and check it out today and see how wealthy affiliates can benefit you.
Affiliate marketing does it live up to it’s claims?
If you’re looking to make a ton of money online, then the best option for the most people is undoubtedly affiliate marketing. This is the online business model with the lowest barriers to entry that anyone can learn and everyone can master. At the same time, it is potentially one of the most profitable business models you can use online. Certainly much more profitable than blogging for AdSense revenue or similar.
The Carrot Dangled On Facebook
And this is a hook that advertisers on Facebook often like to pursue. Chances are that you’ll have seen plenty of adverts for online money making schemes and ‘programs’. And no doubt 9/10 times, they’ll be based around affiliate marketing.
You’ll know these ads if you see them. They’re the ones where people talk to you from their private yacht and tell you how they make a 6-figure salary in just a few hours of work each week.
Likewise, you’ll have probably have seen the videos of online ‘billionaires’ talking about their money-making systems. They wear smart suits in very pimped-out offices. They’ve created a ‘digital empire’ using affiliate marketing techniques. Now they’re rich and powerful and you probably want to be them…
But is this all true?
Can you really accomplish all that through affiliate marketing? Is it really that easy? Or is there more to it than that?
How Much Does an Affiliate Marketer Make?
First of all, let’s assess the claims about earnings. We don’t have to guess at this. During the 2014 Affiliate Summit over 1,800 affiliate marketers answered a survey describing everything from their methods to their earnings.
How much were they bringing in?
Well, only 46% earned less than $20K while 8% earned $50K-$100K and 12% earned $100K+. At the very least, this shows it’s certainly very possible to earn big money. The rest were around the middle, but note that 19% elected not to answer at all.
What’s also interesting here though is the sheer spread of earnings. Affiliate marketing is bringing in from $20K to $100K and beyond, which you just don’t find in traditional careers.
So what’s making the big difference here?
It’s the skill of the individual.
As an affiliate marketer, you’re self-employed and working alone. There’s no need to ‘climb the corporate ladder’ or to compete for promotions. You can get to the top overnight if you have the right skills because it’s all on you.
The Affiliate Marketing Lifestyle: What Does Affiliate Marketing Involve?
Perhaps the biggest draw of affiliate marketing though is not the money. Instead, for many people the appeal lies in the fact that this is a completely ‘passive’ business model. Once you’ve set everything up such as your sales funnel, your affiliate network account and your blog/sales page, then you can be earning money while you’re sleeping.
When it balls down to anything, it’s the freedom that is important. Most people want a better lifestyle. Usually the common denominator that better lifestyle is freedom.
But again this can get twisted. This lifestyle is what you can achieve once you’re at the top of your game as an affiliate marketer – it doesn’t come overnight.
The Affiliate Marketing Myth
In fact, affiliate marketing is likely to initially involve a lot of work. The idea here is that you put in the work up front so that you can sew the seeds of your labor further down the line. To begin with, you need to be willing to put in a lot of hours for very little reward.
Specifically then, what does affiliate marketing involve?
If you’re reading this , then there’s a good chance you have a general idea but we’ll recap in a little more detail for those who do not.
The devil is In the Detail
Essentially, as an affiliate marketer, you sell products for commission. This means you’ll be finding products online and promoting them using your own affiliate link. If someone clicks on your link and then buys the product, you’ll get a cut of the profit. Often, affiliate marketing involves selling digital products and you can expect your cut to be as much as 50% all the way up to 100% of the RRP.
There’s no risk involved for you because you’re not creating the product and there’s nothing for you to ship or for you to store. All you have to do is sell but you earn more than the creator.
The art of Preselling
The hard part though is in doing that selling. This is where the ‘marketing’ part comes in and your job from here is to find yourself a large audience through a blog, through an e-mail campaign, through advertising or through social media; whichever tool you find the most effective.
This is why there’s no steep learning curve or barrier for entry for beginners. All you’re literally doing is making sure people see your affiliate link. There’s no product creation and no investment. You can get started tomorrow in minutes and it won’t cost you a penny.
If you’re a big blogger and you already have an audience of 10,000 readers a day then you’re going to find this very easy. All you need to do is put some very persuasive text on your website along with the link and you’ll start driving traffic. If this is your first attempt at affiliate marketing though, then you may well find this process a little more complex and little more hard going.
You now have two options:
- Build your own audience
(Actually, there are other methods and growth hacks you can use which we’ll come to later, but for now this will suffice.)
Advertising – Scary for Beginners
If you’re going to use the route of paid marketing, then that means you’re going likely going to be using PPC. This is ‘Pay Per Click’ and basically means that you pay for every person who clicks on an ad and thus gets sent to your site. The more you pay, the more visitors you get.
If you design your site well and you can really convince people to buy your products, then you should be able to convert a predictable amount of visitors into buyers. This in turn means you can work out your precise ROI. So if you pay a certain amount per visitor, and N percentage of those visitors earn you X amount of money, you can tell whether or not your strategy is profitable.
How Much Are Adverts
The amount you pay per click will depend on the amount of competition available for your ad. PPC ads work on a ‘bidding’ system, whereby the advertiser offering the most per click is the advertiser whose ad is most likely to show.
Meanwhile, even if your website is very effective at convincing people to buy, you’ll still only get 0.5%-10% of visitors converting. More often than not, you’ll be at the bottom end of that spectrum. So you’ll need your ad to be seen by about 1,000-2,000 people in order for you to get a single sale. This means you’ll be paying a relatively high amount for your ad to be seen 10,000 to 20,000 times for about 100 sales.
This is a formula that takes a lot of adjusting and you can expect to lose a certain amount of money before you get it right. With a good set-up, you can expect to spend $600 a day on PPC to make about $200 profit. That’s quite a big risk when you’re first starting out and for the first few months you probably will be operating at a loss (until you learn the right keywords to target, the right products to sell, the right sales pitch etc.).
Building an Audience The Wealthy Affiliate Way
If you don’t have that kind of money to play around with, then your only other option is to build your audience naturally over time.
That means creating a blog and then using it to promote yourself through social media and to build up a mailing list full of subscribers. Again, you can’t expect your conversion rate to be all that high and you’re going to need about 10,000 views daily to make even close to a full time living.
Getting to this point is slow going. You can expect it to take at least a year before you’re on 600 visitors a day and while you’ll accumulate exponential growth at this point, it will still likely be a few years before you’re at 10,000.
Oh and at this point, affiliate marketing is anything but passive. At this stage, you’ll be investing huge amounts of time into writing a compelling blog that people will want to follow, emailing your subscribers and managing advertising campaigns.
It is very much possible to be highly successful at affiliate marketing. You definitely can earn hundreds of thousands from it and once you’re all set up, the money will come in while you sleep.
But it also requires a big upfront investment of time and/or money, along with the right knowhow and strategy. If it didn’t, then everyone would be rich, no one would work for an employer and the economy would have collapsed.
So it’s a good thing really…
The question how long before I make money at wealthy affiliates is an obvious one yet it is one of the most difficult questions to answer. Not because the answer is so long, you will have lost the will to live but because everyone is different.When prospective Internet marketers come to wealthy affiliates, they come from different backgrounds with vastly different experience.
Some have been in the corporate world for 30 years and had some idea of business practices; others are stay-at-home moms who are too young to have a broad range of business experience.Because the training starts with the premise that you know nothing about marketing. It then goes through a series of seventy videos to the expert level.
From expert down to the complete novice, they have the chance of acquiring the knowledge. However, not all of them assimilate the knowledge at the same rate.
Don’t skip the steps
It depends – is the answer here! Statistically, it looks as though most people begin to earn money round about the third or fourth-month mark. This is very interesting because this is also the point at which a lot of people give up.
Learning any new skill takes time and patience. Internet marketing is no different. If you approach it as a complete newbie, it can all seem a bit daunting. This is where the amazing community comes in. The community will support you through your difficulties in many different ways. There is a live chat function which will normally give you an immediate answer to your problem.
The image below this text shows you what one of the owners at Wealthy Affiliate’s thinks, Kyle posted it recently.
Many people don’t get the help they need though because they ask the wrong questions! Common questions are
How long did it take you to earn money?
Does this really work?
Can you earn money from Internet marketing?
What is an affiliate?
Where do I put my links?
How can I earn money fast?
How do I get money from PayPal?
All of these questions are an indication that the questioner has not been through the training. Every single question is asked during the training and answered at the appropriate time.
Your Business has to be Sustainable
The basis of the training is building a sustainable business using your website. As you can imagine this incorporates many skills, not least of which is creating a website. Let’s just assume that you know how to make the most fantastic website in the world. If you don’t know how to drive traffic to it is dead in the water. That’s a fact.
It has to be sustainable and repeatable as well. Once you have learned to do it once you can go on and rinse and repeat the step.
So the training involves building a website and driving traffic to it. Between those two extremes, there are many steps such as mastering keyword research. Keyword research means finding out what your potential customer is going to type into Google to get the answer to their problem.
While a lot of people make a big problem out of this, it’s not a big deal. It understands the problem that your potential customer has. The more you understand your niche, the more you can connect with the people in it. When you can connect with people they think you understand the problem better than they do. They trust you.
Don’t neglect your preparation
George Washington once said
, “if I have eight hours to chop down a tree I would spend six hours sharpening the axe.”
Sharpen your Internet marketing skills and make sure you are targeting the customers that want to buy at the time they want to buy. The training is very comprehensive it even goes into the different stage of the buying cycle. The problem a lot of people face when they start is the fact that they read the earlier training.
But in their head, they are saying yea yeah but when can I start earning the money. When can I begin putting affiliate links into my website? In reality, the question they need to be asking is how can I give better value to my prospective customer.
The answer to this question allows you to delve more fully into your niche. When you understand your niche, fully you can connect. It’s important that you care about your reader
Look as though you give a shit
This might sound as though it comes from the school of stating the bloody obvious, but in a lot of cases people don’t make it personal. You have to show you are an authority in your niche, you care about your readers and you also care about the success of people you refer to wealthy affiliates.
Once you become a member of wealthy affiliate you see people ask how can I find out whom I referrer is? Very often you can’t unless they actually declare who they are.
If you sign up here for a free account, I will send you a welcome message when you arrive. In that message, I stay quite clearly that I will help you with your goals. I will personally mentor you on Skype if necessary. It’s important to me that you succeed.
I want nothing but the best for you. I’ve had some of the greatest training available on the Internet both run wealthy affiliates and also from Sarah Staar. In the course of 20 years in this business, I have been around the block a few times. I am more than willing to pass that knowledge and training on to you.
Ask the Correct Questions
Now let’s go back to the fact that most people give up about the fourth or fifth month and leave wealthy affiliates. What makes them do that? What makes them leave when typically they are on the cusp of success?
It’s difficult to say for sure because I’ve no doubt there are many reasons for this. Some people will be perfectionists. Is not a good thing for an Internet marketer or anybody else in the business to be that because it stops you going forward. If you are paralysed because everything is in perfect then you can’t build a business from the bottom up.
Successful businesses are built from the bottom up. Perfectionists want to build from the top down. They want to get everything perfect and then test it. You need to get feedback on what you’re doing wrong and that’s another great thing about wealthy affiliates. They have a section whereby you can ask for feedback.
Don’t Just Ask For Feedback – Act on it
That feedback may cover technical things such as the background colour of your website. Some people have chosen fonts or colours which are difficult to read for people with glasses. You wouldn’t necessarily know this unless somebody with glasses tells you.
So while you learn that wealthy affiliates you have the opportunity to ask for feedback and also comments. Comments create an interaction between you and your readers. When you first start, and you have no readers outside of the community at wealthy affiliate the Internet can be a very lonely place.
These are the questions that you should be asking when you join the community.
How can I make my website more visible?
How do I get more readers?
How can I give all more value to my customers?
How best can I serve my readers?
How can I change the look of my site?
So, join up here and asked the right questions and within six months you can have a business that will allow you to give up your day job. How long Before I make Money At Wealthy Affiliates is not a question you will have to ask, because you know the answer.