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Millionaire Middleman – Scam or Amazing Opportunity? [Review]

Welcome to my review of Millionaire Middleman!

I’ve being getting some requests to look into this training program and have finally gotten around to it. Is this place a scam? Is this the real deal? Are you going to be able to make $10,000+ a month like some of the successful students that they have shown in testimonial videos?

When it comes to a high-priced program like this one, there is always some worry and suspicion. The high price tag makes it seem like a top-notch program, but at the same time you are wondering if it is just some massive scam.

In this quick review I am going to get my personal opinion of it and whether or not I think it is something worth buying into.

And by the way, I am not promoting this program trying to make money, so this review is as unbiased as possible, unlike many of the other ones you will see out there.

Millionaire Middleman Review

Overview

In a nutshell, Millionaire Middleman it is basically a training program (also provide you with some tools) that helps you make money online by creating an online ad agency and getting paid by businesses…. working as a middleman.

The focuses on running local Google ads for clients, doing it better than they were doing themselves. This program will show you how to set up your agency without doing any tech work, pick up clients that are willing to pay you good money, and outsource most of the work so that you are basically the head of the whole thing and keeping it running, but really not doing much to get your hands dirty.

The program is created by 2 people named Chance and Abdul, which I want to talk a little bit more about…

Who are Chance and Abdul?

Both Chance and Abdul our people who actually do what they teach. This is a great sign because you see a lot of crappy “make money online” programs where the creators don’t even know what the heck they are teaching. These guys make a living doing what they are teaching you and they know how it all works.
Chance and Abdul Millionaire Middleman

I’ve watched several different videos with these guys and one thing that I’ve noticed is that they seem very normal, and very relaxed. They aren’t running their mouth talking about how you’re going to become a millionaire in the next week or anything like that.

They take a realistic approach and aren’t trying to sucker people into buying the program. This is the type of ethics I like to see.

Abdul is supposedly making somewhere around $2 million a year off of only around 20 clients and Chance is doing over $70,000 a month.

How Millionaire Middleman Works

So what you will be doing is looking for clients that are spending money running ads for their business but aren’t doing a great job. That is where you step in and show them how you can make them more money, and where they hire you to take over the work.

Like I said… You are running an ad agency.

  1. Find clients
  2. Get high quality leads for them
  3. Be the middleman – outsource all the tech work 

Example:

What exactly you will be doing I’m sure you have seen quite a bit but maybe just never really realized it. You know when you are searching for some sort of product or service online in your area and there are ads that appear at the top of Google search?

For example, I typed in “plumber Pittsburgh”, as if I am living in Pittsburgh and in need of a plumber, and as you can see there are several ads for different plumbing services…

This is what you are doing…. You are helping businesses run ads more effectively and efficiently. And if you do this, making them more money, they will gladly pay you.

But how do you go about finding such clients?

In the program much of the focus on finding clients is on using LinkedIn. They have all their tips and advice for getting in contact and closing a deal with high-paying clients.

Are Online Agencies Really The Next Big Thing?

One thing that I definitely noticed over the past several years is that there seems to be a trend in online agency creation. This isn’t the first online agency training program that I have come across.

Sam Ovens Consulting is another training program that I reviewed which is focused on creating your own digital consulting firm, which is actually pretty similar to this… But I’ll get into that.

Do I think there’s opportunity here?

Definitely… I think there is a time of opportunity making money from clients like this, and so many different ways to go about it. There are many brick-and-mortar businesses advertising their services, but not really doing that good. These are the opportunities that you can swoop in on.

How Much Money Can You Make?

I’m just going to address this question real fast because I know everyone is wondering.

The answer isn’t a good answer however. The results can vary a time, as you can imagine.

They tell you that you should give it at least 30 to 90 days to see results, but of course some people make money even within a week or less, while others take much much longer.

Just like any online business, I am sure there are a heck of a lot of people that fail to make any money, and give up, and then there are those that go on to see great success.

Support

When you buy into a program like this getting good support is always a big deal.

Based on the limited amount of information that I have been able to find, the support seems pretty good. They have a helpful community that you can easily get help from in a timely manner.

It seems that they let a very limited number of people into this program, which is probably why their support is of such good quality… They simply don’t have tons and tons of people to be supporting. 

The fact that they do just let anyone buy into this program is evident by the 1 on 1 call that you have to book with them if you want to get in.

What Members Are Saying

Honestly, there is very limited information on this. There really not many reviews in this could very well be because there just aren’t tons of members out there.

I did come across some obvious fake reviews online trying to push people to buy into the program, but not many at all that seem to be actually real.

That said, there our quite a bit of video testimonials out there where Abdul has chatted with students that have been a success and they do seem to be legitimate and genuine.

Final Thoughts

Something I also want to mention is that Millionaire Middleman is partnered with The HOTH, which is a reputable SEO agency that has been around for years and has helped many small and large Fortune 500 companies grow their businesses online.

Why is this important? Well… It’s not really. However, I just wanted to point this out because I am very familiar with The HOTH and know that they would not jeopardize their reputation by partnering with some scammy system, which goes to show that Millionaire Middleman is the real deal.

I’ve reviewed a heck of a lot of scams online and this does not seem to be one of them by any means.

I know this review didn’t provide all that much insight into the training program and what exactly it provides you with, however I hope I gave you a good overview of how it all works and whether or not it is a scam.

If you have any comments or questions please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

You also might be interested in taking a look at how I make over $6k a month online or my personal top picks for making money online.

How to Become an Affiliate Marketer for Amazon – Step by Step

Welcome to my guide on how to become an affiliate marketer for Amazon. You came to the right place if you are looking for a looking for the right way to go about this, because... well.... I'm an affiliate marketer myself who makes a living doing this stuff.

I first want to start off by saying that affiliate marketing is a great business to get involved with if you are looking to make money online. It...

  • Has lots of opportunity
  • Is quite simple compared to other methods
  • Requires little to no startup cost

... and of course it has all the benefits of making money and being your own boss... which include being able to work when you want from where ever you want. Overall it is a great choice for beginners.

Being an affiliate for Amazon is just one of the many choices out there, but it is a good way to get started because Amazon is an absolute ecommerce powerhouse. Everyone knows Amazon and no matter what you are looking to promote, you can find it here.

*I think they sell somewhere around 700 million products right now. Ridiculous I know.

The commissions they pay are far from the greatest you can find but I definitely won't be telling anyone to avoid becoming an affiliate with them. A lot of people start out here because of the simple fact that it is an easy choice.

But anyways... lets move on to the steps of becoming an affiliate marketer for this ecom giant. It's going to be fairly lengthy so feel free to use the quick navigation links below to jump to certain sections if you are impatient.

5 Steps to Get Started as an Amazon Affiliate

With the Amazon affiliate program, which is actually called Amazon Associates by the way, you can't just go sign up right away just because you feel like it.

If they let everyone sign up and just start promoting their products like madmen they would really hurt the image of their brand.

There are first a few things you are going to have to have in place beforehand or else they aren't going to accept you.

Step 1: Decide What Types of Products You Want to Promote (pre-Amazon)

The very first thing that you want to decide before doing ANYTHING else is to figure out what type of products you want to promote.

I highly recommend you focus on a specific "niche", which is nothing more than a targeted market segment.

So your niche could be...

  • Basketball hoops
  • Kitten beds
  • Dog toys
  • Yoga accessories 
  • Children toys for brain development
  • Natural health supplements for weight loss
  • And thousands more... the list is endless!

There are so many niches out there that I'm not going to get too in-depth with this list.

Two IMPORTANT Pointers:

#1 - Choose Something You Actually Have Interest In

What do you have an interest in? Do you like dogs? Do you like some sport? Do you like video games? Do you like cooking? woodworking, paying piano, sewing, etc. etc.?

I think it is extremely important that you choose something that interests you. This will make it a lot easier because:

  • You will have the mindset of those you are marketing to
  • and you will not get burnt out spending a bunch of time in a niche that you really don't care for

Don't chase the money. I know some niches can be very luring and you may see nothing but dollar signs, but from my experience it is definitely better to start out in something you like.

So take some time to think about what you really like.

#2 - Try to Keep It Pretty Narrow

You are also going to want to keep your niche pretty narrow. This will make it less overwhelming and you will be able to become more of an expert in the particular niche.

  • Instead of targeting the broad niche of 'health supplements', choose something more narrow like 'weight loss supplements' or 'cognitive health supplements'. And even these could be narrowed down more if you'd like.
  • Instead of targeting the broad niche of 'dogs', target something more focused like 'dog food' or even more focused like 'natural dog food'.

Step 2: Create a Website or Blog (pre-Amazon)

Now it's time to create a website now that you have chosen your niche.

I know... I know... this sounds complicated. 

But don't worry, it's really not. This isn't 1997 anymore... creating a website is nothing to fear.

  • Creating a website is simple
  • And it can be free

You can also promote Amazon products via a Youtube channel or through a mobile app, but creating your own website is the route I went and the route I know very well... which is why that is what I'm teaching. And it is definitely one of the better ways to go.

Websites are great. They are like your own little hub that you can do whatever you want with. You will be getting traffic to your site and then promote products from there. 

Don't Want to Spend Money?

I completely understand. When getting started you don't want a lot of risk... and the good thing is that there are free blog sites out there that you can create a blog on for free.

I suggest using SiteRubix. This website builder will allow you to easily create a site get started in no time. It's literally a few clicks of the mouse to have the basics of your site up... couldn't be easier.

*Wait til the end. I'll go over the easiest way to get it all started with the tools you need.

Choose a website name that is related to your niche. For example: if your niche is dog toys you could go with the name 'dougsdogtoys' (if your name is Doug) or 'doggydelight' or whatever you can think of. Get creative with it.

Step 3: Create Content & Drive Traffic to Your Site (pre-Amazon)

Now you have your site up it is time to create some content. This has to be done before you can get approved by Amazon. They of course aren't going to like the looks of a bare-bones site.

What type of content do you create?

You are going to want to write about things that have to do with your niche.

Example: If you have a site about dog toys (going by my last example), you could write articles about...

  • Top 10 outdoor dog toys
  • How to play different dog games
  • How to teach your dog to fetch
  • Different dog toys for different dog breads
  • The benefits of certain dog toys
  • And so on...

However you aren't going to just want to write a bunch of random articles that come to mind. 

Important: Use a keyword research tool

A keyword research tool is what you use to find good keywords to write about. I'm not going to get into detail, but basically what it does is helps you rank your articles higher in the search engines.

*Again, I'll be going over what I suggest using at the end.

It's All About Traffic

Writing content on your site and getting traffic go hand-in-hand. When you write content, if you use a keyword research tool and use it right, you will be able to rank high in Google and get people to come to your site when they are searching for things.

As an example someone could be searching for the best outdoor dog toys and maybe come across an article you wrote called '9 Best Outdoor Dog Toys'. Then they might click on that and come to your site.

The reason this is an absolutely awesome way to get traffic to your site is because it:

  • Is 100% free - no investment
  • Traffic is unlimited
  • The people coming to your site are very targeted - they clicked on your site because they are interested
  • It can last a long time! - sometimes you get ranked for an article and it stays there for years... continually getting you traffic

Sure you can run paid ads, but that is a lot more risky for newbies and can really burn a hole in your wallet fast.

Step 4: Apply for the Amazon Affiliate Program 

Now that you have your site up and running it is time to apply for the Amazon affiliate program.

After creating an Amazon account or logging into an existing one, you will have to fill out your profile and fill in some other information, such as...

  1. Account information - Your name and address
  2. Website information - List your site and provide some info on it, such as what it's about
  3. Profile - Will fill out a profile
  4. Identity verification - They will call you to verify your identity

It's a fairly straightforward process and nothing complicated really. You can get started on it here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ but I'd wait until you finish reading this article so that you see how everything works and fits together.

Step 5: Now It's Time to Promote... Even Though You Aren't Approved Yet!

Now it's time to start promoting some products! The part you have been waiting for all along!

It's all about getting traffic to your website… If you aren't getting much traffic then that means you need to put out more content and get ranked more in Google.

But why would you be doing all of this before getting approved? 

What is the point of promoting Amazon products if you are not even part of the affiliate program yet?

Well… Believe it or not this is how the process works. You first have to make 3 qualifying sales in order to move forward with the application process. After making 3 sales they will then review your application and either accept it or reject it.

I believe it used to be just one sale back when I first applied in 2015, but they have since changed this.

Tip on Promoting:

There are a lot of ways you can go about incorporating affiliate links into your content and promoting products, but one way that I often suggest is what I call the "web" design.

You don't want there to be too many affiliate links all over the place. Google doesn't like this.

So what you do is create many different articles and point them to a small number of articles that are promoting something.  So it's like a big web catching all sorts of traffic and funneling it into a select few pages where you do have a bunch of affiliate links.

You don't have to do this all the time but I think it helps because it keeps your site cleaner and less saturated with such links.

Didn't Get Approved? This Might Be Why

If you get rejected, which is not very uncommon, this is usually because your website just doesn't provide enough valuable content.

Amazon is looking for some unique content. They don't want a website that just re-states exactly what the product descriptions are for products listed on Amazon. They want you to provide additional value.

So give your own opinion on things. And it definitely do not copy and paste… Always re-word as best you can.

If you got rejected you can always improve your website and then re-apply later that is what you wish to do.

Tips for Success

  1. Choose a niche you like
  2. Focus on quality over quantity
  3. Provide real value to your website visitors
  4. Use conversational tone when writing
  5. Don't overly saturate your website with affiliate links

A one of the tips that I am giving here are pretty much things that are common sense. If you focus on providing real value and helping out people, and you put in the work, then you more than likely are going to see success from this.... Assuming that you have done your keyword research correctly and are promoting relevant products.

Get PROVEN Affiliate Training and Tools for FREE

So obviously you are going to want some formal training when it comes to all of this. You don't want to go out and spend a bunch of time building out your website, creating content, only to find out that you have been doing it wrong.

And in addition to this you are also going to need tools, such as a platform to build your website on and a keyword research tool so that you can get ranked in Google.

My Suggestion: Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is in affiliate marketing training platform that also provides all the tools necessary to get started, such as a website builder and keyword research tool as mentioned above.

Basically it is like an "all-inclusive" type of deal where you everything you need and don't have to go out elsewhere… Which makes it incredibly easy for beginners to get started.

And the awesome thing about it is that they have a free Starter Membership where you can get started without even entering your credit card information or anything.

  • Training
  • Tools
  • Community of experts
  • Support

... they provide it all.

And the reason I am recommending this place and like it so much is because this is actually where I started out back in 2015. And now I make a living doing this stuff and am very grateful for that.

You can create your free account at Wealthy Affiliate and get started here:


Or for more info:

At the very least you could create a free account and give it a "test drive" to see if you like it or not... and if not you can walk away no harm done.

Take care and I wish you the best of luck on your affiliate marketing journey. This can potentially be a lucrative opportunity but you must have patience and don't expect to "strike it rich" right from the start. 

There is lots to learn.

Questions or comments? Leave them below and I'll get back to you soon 🙂

How Long Will It Take to Make Money with Wealthy Affiliate?

A big question that comes up from newbies at Wealthy Affiliate, or before joining, is how long does it take to make money? It’s a good question that everyone should be asking and it’s something that I can give some good insight on.

I’ve been a member since 2015 and not only have I been through the whole experience myself, but I have also seen hundreds of others go through it as well. It can be a struggle early on and if you have false expectations or don’t really know what you are getting into, you are more likely to end up quitting and then this would all be a waste of time.

So how long does it take to make money with Wealthy Affiliate you ask?

Well… in order to get to the best answer possible and really explain it all, lets first take about how WA works and some key factors that are going to effect the time it takes for you to start earning that money you have been dreaming about.

An Overview of What WA Is and How It Works

Wealthy Affiliate in a nutshell is an online business platform that provides training for beginners looking to make money online. The main focus here is on affiliate marketing through your own website that you drive traffic to via SEO (through Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc).

The awesome part of this entire business model is that it requires extremely little startup cost and has the potential to be very lucrative… the downside is that it TAKES TIME… and for those that are impatient and need cash now it may be a struggle.

Most people will tell you that it will take 3 months or so until you start seeing some money trickle in, but this really isn’t a good answer. You could potentially see money in less (although highly unlikely) but it also could take a while longer.

‘But I Need Money for Rent Next Week!’

Unfortunately WA isn’t going to cut it in this situation.

I often see people join who are in financial situations where they need money immediately. If you are someone like this then I don’t want to give you false hope.

Yes you can earn money with WA and yes you can earn a lot… but you sure as heck aren’t going to be earning an immediate income, or anything quickly.

Some people earn money faster than others… just like some people are promoted to higher positions within companies and some progress faster while working toward a fitness goal. Some reasons for this include the following…

6 Key Factors to Consider

1. Time Spent – It’s a given that most of the time when you put more time and work into things you get faster and better results. Now of course this doesn’t always work out perfectly and you don’t want to work so hard that you burn out, but generally speaking those who put in more time are going to see faster results.

That said, I actually would suggest starting off on the rather slow side of things rather than jumping in head first and spending 5+ hours a day on this stuff, reason being that it will likely be overwhelming if you jump in too fast and you will likely make more mistakes that just end up as wasted time.

2. Action Taken – Something else you have to think about and consider is the action taken. You can spend a bunch of time working but if that time isn’t being spent properly on real action, there isn’t much point of it.

Don’t spend 10 hours trying to tweak some simple thing on your site that might only take 5 minutes to do. Early on I always see people getting caught up on the small unimportant things that are just not worth the effort.

The best advice I can give is to simply follow the core training at WA and to not veer off from that too much.

Your site doesn’t need to look like some professionally designed masterpiece early on. No one is going to be trafficking it anyhow, so what’s the point?

You will learn a lot as you follow along with the training and things that might have taken you a long time early on will only take you a minuscule amount once you know what you are doing.

3. Quality of Work – This is also a big deal that certainly plays a major factor in the timing of success.

Are you creating good quality content? I know this is hard to judge early on as a beginner, but just give it your best shot. I also remember when I started and thinking that my posts were never good enough… don’t worry… you will get there with time. It’s amazing how far you will come with practice and just putting in the work.

Also, you don’t want to make your content “too good”. What I mean by this is that you don’t want to spend ridiculous amounts of time trying to make each post perfect. Put out good quality content without being too nitpicky.

And DEFINITELY DO NOT duplicate content or use content spinners. Sure, you can publish lots of content very quickly this way but you are just going to be hurting yourself. Google will punish you for the duplicate content and content that has been spun always has problems in one way or another.

4. Keywords Targeted – It’s all about keywords… well… as lot of it has to do with this anyhow. If you are targeting good keywords and putting out good content then you are doing things right, at least as far as the quality of your work goes.

Early on I highly recommend that you target what are called “long tail keywords”. These are keywords that are a bit more lengthy and usually consist of 4+ words.

Things like…

  • “how to shoot a basketball from the free throw line” instead of just “how to shoot a basketball”
  • “best essential oil diffusers of 2019” instead of “essential oil diffusers”
  • “how to potty train a cat on the toilet” instead of just “potty train a cat”

… and so on.

These are much more targeted and because of this there is less competition among them.

Early on your site will be small and have little to no authority, so your best chances of success are by using keywords like this.

5. Competition in Your Chosen Niche – Competition from others websites also plays a big role. If you choose a niche that has little to no competition, then you are going to be able to really see your business grow relatively quickly without being beat down by larger authority sites.

But unfortunately you aren’t going to be able to find a niche with no competition. There is always competition… but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it.

There is a ton of opportunity out there… it’s just obviously the more desirable to go into a niche or micro-niche that doesn’t have insane amounts of competition.

6. Google Doesn’t Like New Sites – It’s true…. well… maybe not completely true, but for the most part it is.

Anyone that has created a website looking to rank on Google knows well that they don’t care for new sites. Or I guess it would be better stated that they don’t trust new sites, which is why they don’t get ranked well.

It really doesn’t matter how good of content you are putting out and how good your niche is… a new site is a new site, and Google won’t treat it very well.

As I mentioned earlier, a lot of people will tell you that it is around the 3-month mark when you can expect to start seeing some money come in. While there is no hard proof of this, it does seem to be true to some extent and Google plays a major part in it.

It just seems that around that time is when the trust factor starts to really develop with Google.

Time Is Money

When it comes to making money online it is going to cost you either time or money…. and time is money.

It doesn’t really matter what path you take… you could get instant traffic to your site by running paid ads.. but then you are going to have to spend money upfront and it is a lot more risky. I’ve blown through tons of money running ads and know this for myself.

Or… you can choose the path that Wealthy Affiliate sets in place for you… in which you can get free traffic from Google and other search engines… it’s a lot less risky but of course it takes time.

The Answer to This Is That There Is No Good Answer

Sadly, there is no set in stone answer that I can give for the time frame of making money with Wealthy Affiliate.

My best answer… if I had to give you numbers to go by… would be somewhere between 3-6 months I guess… but even that is just a very general statement that you have to take with a grain of salt.

Those Who Succeed vs Those Who Fail

It’s no secret that a lot of people fail with any sort of online business. But the reason for failure may not be what you expect… at least not for this business model.

There is no doubt that giving up too early is by far one of the biggest reasons for failure. It certainly is not the only reason but it is a big one.

And it makes perfect sense if you think about it.

Lots of people join with unrealistic expectations. They think making money online is some fairy-tale where you can “plug-in” and start raking in the dough. There are a lot of scams out there that suggest this type of thing is true… which is why many believe in it.

After working on things for a month or so with no money to show for it… they think it must be a scam or something and give up.

YOU CAN’T GIVE UP TOO EARLY… YOU JUST CAN’T!

What if you’re the person who makes it close but quits just before hitting the diamond mine?

Get Free Expert Help from Me… Someone Who Makes a Living Doing This Stuff

If you aren’t already a member of Wealthy Affiliate and are looking to join, you can join through my link here and I’ll help you out along the way.

It’s a free mentor service if you want to think of it like that. It doesn’t cost you any extra… I’ll just answer questions, give you advice and my opinion of things, help you decide what direction to take your online business, etc.

It’s something I do for anyone who signs up through me as a way to help.

Leave any comments or questions below! I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

8 Ways to Make Money with Wealthy Affiliate – Plus Pro Tips!

Thinking about joining Wealthy Affiliate? Or maybe you’ve already joined and are wondering in what ways you will be able to make money with it? Wondering is it even possible to make money?

Of course the purpose of becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate is to make money in the first place, so this is definitely something you should probably know early on or before hand.

I’ve been a member since late 2015 so I know my way around pretty well. In this post I’ll be going over 8 different ways to earn with Wealthy Affiliate. That’s right…8!

It’s pretty obvious that affiliate marketing is going to be one of them, after all, the name of this place is Wealthy “Affiliate”… However, there are a handful of other ways as well, some of which you are probably aware of but others you may not think of.

Earning Money from WA and from Outside Sources

It’s important to know that there are two main ways that you will be able to make money… Earning money from the WA platform itself and earning money from outside sources. What I mean here is that you will be able to actually get paid from WA, as in money deposited into your PayPal account, as well as being able to get paid from various other places in a variety of other ways.

Don’t worry you will understand what I mean in a second…

The 8 Ways to Earn with Wealthy Affiliate

Lets first go over the different ways to earn from outside sources…

So first I will be going over the ways to earn “with” Wealthy Affiliate not “on” Wealthy Affiliate, meaning the different ways you will be able to earn money after going through the training and building your online business. Then after this I will discuss the different ways you can actually earn money “on” the platform itself.

All of the ways to earn in this section come from building an online business foundation, which is what you learn at WA. You first must have your website in place and you must be getting traffic in order to monetize it in any of these ways. This is what you are taught to do, mainly via SEO and keyword research. In the next section you will see that there is a way to actually start earning a little bit of money without this requirement of first having your online business in place (aka website).

But anyways… Let’s get to it…

1. Affiliate Programs

First up is earning with affiliate marketing through affiliate programs. Affiliate programs are promotional programs set up by companies in which they pay people commissions to promote their products and help make sales. How it works is simple: you promote a product via affiliate links and you get paid a commission when you help make a sale.

Example: If you were to create a blog about dog training you could join the PetSmart affiliate program and promote a variety of different dog toys, treats, etc. Or of course you could always join the Amazon affiliate program and promote products in just about any niche imaginable.

There are lots of different affiliate programs out there, some very high-paying and some not so much. As a rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to diversify your earnings. Don’t just promote one single product from one single affiliate program. Promote various products from various affiliate programs so that your eggs are not all in one basket.

  • Great for Beginners – Affiliate marketing is a great way for beginners to get started in the online world and is often the starting point for many online marketers. The reason… Because it is low cost and simple…
  • Low Cost – To get started doing this you need little to no money. In fact, if you get started on a platform like WA it is free. You don’t need any money to get started because they provide you with a free website and some free training to get going. But of course you will need to spend a bit of money at some point, which still is not much however.
  • Fairly Simple – The simplicity of affiliate marketing is also a big plus. All you do in this business model is promote other people’s products online. There is not much to it really.
2. Ads (Google Adsense, Mediavine, Monumetric, etc)

One you have traffic coming into your website another great opportunity to monetize it is with ads. Usually people start out with the popular Google AdSense, but there also better higher-paying options like Mediavine and Monumetric available once you have enough traffic. Google AdSense is the popular want to start out with because it is easy to get approved for. You don’t need much traffic.

With Adsense all you will have to do is insert a code into your site and the ads will be displayed automatically. Other ad services install the codes for you but it is easy to do yourself, so don’t worry.

People often think of ads as a distraction. Affiliate marketing is usually where the big money is made, so they don’t want to distract people from clicking on affiliate links with random ads being displayed. However, as long as your site isn’t overly saturated with ads I would say that it is definitely beneficial for making as much money as possible.

Ads are good..

The fact of the matter is that not everyone who comes to your website is going to click on affiliate links and purchase the product you’re promoting. Maybe they go read an article you wrote and the end up becoming disinterested or something (it happens). Ads are a great way to monetize these people because they present them with different things that are of interest.

If you are a good writer and good at incorporating relevant affiliate products into your blogs then I don’t think ads are really going to take away from that. They will simply allow you to earn money from the people who were not going to click on your affiliate links in the first place.

3. CPA Offers

Then of course there are CPA offers, a.k.a. Cost Per Action offers. These little guys might not earn you the big bucks, but can still be very lucrative opportunities. Small money adds up and CPA offers definitely should not be overlooked.

CPA offers pay you when you get people to do things like..

  • Sign up for an email list
  • Register an account
  • Sign up for a free trial

…and more. They are often easier to monetize because a lot of them are free for people to do, but they don’t pay as much as affiliate marketing opportunities.

Once you have traffic coming from the site you created with Wealthy Affiliate you should consider CPA offers. Sometimes they convert better than regular old affiliate offers.

4. Ecommerce

This is much less focused on at WA but you can still find training on it. So if you are looking to sell your own products or maybe do some dropshipping, this can be done.

The websites you create on the WA platform are run by WordPress so you would have to install a plugin like Woocommerce, which there are tutorials on. This will allow you to sell products directly, process payments, etc.

Most people who join WA probably have no products to sell and are more interested in affiliate marketing, but I do get quite a few questions from people asking if they can sell their own products, which of course the answer to is Yes.

You can definitely make good money via ecommerce but the downside to it, compared to affiliate marketing, is that it is more complicated. With ecommcerce you have to deal with customers, processing payments, etc.

Ways to earn within the platform

5. WA Affiliate Program

WA also has an affiliate program that you can make money with if you are interested in promoting WA to other people. Some people join this program right from the start but I would suggest going this route after you have already promoted other things… the reason being because if you promote it from the start you really don’t know what you are promoting. You will be promoting a way to make good money online without any proof that it works.

But anyways… their affiliate program can be very lucrative so I can see why so many people are attracted to it. You can earn recurring commissions since members pay for their memberships on a monthly or yearly basis (if they upgrade to Premium of course).

This affiliate program isn’t the only one out there with recurring payments but it is a darn good one. You only usually find these sorts of recurring payments with subscription services.

Earning “Cash Credits” & “Affiliate Credits”

Inside the WA platform you can also earn what are called Cash and Affiliate Credits. These don’t come from people joining WA for the first time or anything like that. They come from actions that members take inside the platform once they are already members.

These credits can be redeemed for real cash deposited to PayPal or can be used to do other things on the platform, like to pay for comments, buy domains, get feedback on your site, etc.

Wealthy Affiliate is basically creating an entire little micro-economy around this credit system. They aren’t just some stupid point system for fun. They do make things a little more fun but they also have some real value to them, obviously because they can be cashed out for real cash. Each credit you earn is worth $0.50, so 2 credits = $1.

Wealthy Affiliate credits

The different ways to earn cash credits include #6 and #7…

6. Create Training

Member created training is a big deal at WA and makes up much of the training provided on the platform. They have the core training created by Kyle (the owner of WA) and Jay (does live video training sessions weekly), but members can also create their own training. This is a great thing because there are many members on WA that are experts in their own way and can provide detailed training on anything they want that has to do with online marketing type stuff… which could be about anything from Pinterest Marketing to effective ad placement and traffic generation techniques.

Of course WA recognizes how important the member-created training is and because of this they reward you with cash credits when you create training.

You will be able to add video tutorials, screenshots, different steps of the training on different pages, etc. There is a lot you can do to make a very thorough and well laid out tutorial or whatever type of training you are looking to create.

The amount of cash credits you will earn depends on the amount of visits, likes, and engagement that your training gets. This gives incentive to actually create good training.

7. Domain Registrations

WA is also a domain registrar, as is the popular site GoDaddy. What this means is that you can buy domains (websites) directly through WA. This is nice and lots of people do it because it just makes things easier.

The cash credits come in when other people that you have referred to WA purchase domains. When a referral of yours buys or renews a domain at WA you earn 2 cash credits, or $1.

There really isn’t much you can do here to actually try to earn money this way. You just need to refer members in and many of them will end up purchasing domains through the platform. So obviously the WA affiliate program and this way of earning go hand in hand.

8. Account Setup

This is another way that you can earn credits but you will have to participate in the WA affiliate program and refer in new members as well.

When you refer in members they will be prompted to set up their account by adding a profile image and writing a description. When they do this you will earn $1 in Affiliate Credits, which is also 2 credits. Not everyone you refer in is going to take action and do this but you can also message them inside the platform and give them a nudge.

Not only can you make money when referrals set up their accounts like this, but it also helps them out as well. When they set up their profile they are more likely to interact and have interactions with others, which adds to the experience and increases chances of success.

In the future there are likely going to be other ways to earn as well within the credit system.

Making Money on The Platform vs Off The Platform

I already went over this but I think it’s important to touch upon it again just so that you really know what’s going on here.

Here are the different ways you can earn money inside WA (where you actually get paid from WA)

Inside WA

  • WA affiliate program
  • Create training
  • Domain registration
  • Account setup

And here are the many other ways you can earn from what WA provides you with, which is training that helps you build a website so that you can make money by…

Outside WA

  • Other affiiate programs
  • Ads
  • CPA offers
  • Ecommerce

How a 3+ Year Member Is Earning

So you might be wondering… what is the best way to earn? There are all these different paths to take, but what should you be focusing on?

Well… I’ve been a member for over 3 years and I’ll give you some info on how I’m earning as well as advice to new members. And by the way, I make a living doing this stuff.

  • Affiliate Marketing is #1 for Me – I earn most of my money, by far, from affiliate marketing. I do promote WA and I also have websites in other niches where I promote other things (such as health products). I earn over $6k a month and over 85% of that comes from affiliate marketing.
  • Next Comes Ads – Ads always provide some pretty consistent earnings as long as your website traffic is fairly consistent.
  • And CPA Offers Are Right Up There – There are times where I make quite good money with CPA offers. They are right up there with ads as far as my income goes.

My suggestion to new members is to focus mainly on affiliate marketing and ads. The good thing about this is that these are both the main focuses at WA. Affiliate marketing is number 1 and ads are number 2. Not only are they good ways to earn but they are also probably the easiest for beginners to get started with.

Pro Tips for Earning

#1 – Stick to the Training – Try not to get side tracked and waste time on small things like website design annoyances and such. You will learn a lot as you go and you don’t want to spend 10 hours on something that only will take you 2 minutes once you have experience.

#2 – Choose a Niche You Actually Like – Don’t focus entirely on the money. Choose a niche that you like when starting a website. If you don’t you will likely get burnt out and quite. I learned this myself… more than once!

#3 – Be Patient! – You have to be patient… that is for darn sure. The methods of making money online that WA teaches take a while to get going. That is just the way it is unfortunately… but it can be well worth it.

Learn more about Wealthy Affiliate in my full-on review here:

Or if you are ready create your free Starter Account here (no credit card needed):

Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Scam? – What You Should Know

So it’s the end of November and I’m guessing that you probably have been seeing the promotion everywhere. Maybe you’ve seen it advertised online, maybe you have been bombarded with emails about it… But what the heck is going on here. Is this some sort of Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday scam?

After all, while Black Friday is well known for its incredible deals it is also well known for incredible scams. Is this just another one of them?

In the short post I want to go over what exactly is going on with this Black Friday special that Wealthy Affiliate is having and why it is being promoted so heavily. I’ll let you know what the upsides and downsides to it are and hopefully paying a more clear picture for you.

But first, what is Wealthy Affiliate? You probably already know this, but in case there’s anyone reading this that doesn’t, here’s a short summary of what this place is…

 

Wealthy Affiliate In a Nutshell..

In short, Wealthy Affiliate is an online business training platform that is mostly focused on affiliate marketing. The reason I call it a “platform” is because they are just your typical training program that provides the training and leaves you having to go out and buy the tools necessary. Wealthy Affiliate takes sort of a “holistic” approach and provides the tools needed to implement the training and be successful.

As a member you get access to the step-by-step tutorial training, tools like the website builder and more, technical support and access to the community where you can network with thousands of other like-minded individuals, some of which are veterans and have been making money doing this for years.

So you know what Wealthy Affiliate is, but what is the deal with this Black Friday sale? Why is it being promoted by everyone as the greatest thing ever?

 

What’s The Deal With the Black Friday Sale?

The Black Friday sale that Wealthy Affiliate is having doesn’t give you anything extra.

You…

  • Don’t get additional training
  • Don’t get access to any new tools
  • Don’t get any special support
  • don’t get anything extra… At all

There is nothing that you are getting with the Black Friday special that other premium members of WA are not already getting. The Black Friday sale is all about a discount on the membership price… It’s all about saving money

and giving you something for less than you would normally have to pay

 

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How much are you really saving?

So you probably know that there are two memberships available at Wealthy Affiliate… They have the free Starter Membership in the paid Premium Membership. The free membership is a great way to get started, but if you are serious about making money online then upgrading to premium is pretty much a necessity.

That said, the Premium Membership can cost you a pretty penny. The normal price for this membership is…

  • $49/mo
  • or $359/yr

You can save a good bit of money if you pay on a yearly basis, but that is still $359 a year. HOWEVER, with the Black Friday sale you can save even more and become an all-inclusive Premium Member for $299. In one of the nice things is that when this time rolls around next year, you can pay the same $299 for the following year, and every year after that. You always get to pay that discounted price and the money you save can really add up.

  • Black Friday sale = $299/yr (and discounted every year you are a member)

 

The 2 Types of People This Offer is For

Before I answered this question, let’s first take a look at the different type of people who may be interested in this Black Friday special offer. As far as I see there are two different types of people that can take advantage of this…

#1 – Complete Newbies Who Have Never Done This or Have Just Started

So maybe you or a complete newbie. Maybe you just joined Wealthy Affiliate and are still a free Starter Member or maybe you haven’t even joined yet and are just thinking about it.

If this is you then you can potentially save a lot of money right off the bat, because this opportunity only comes around once a year. HOWEVER, you also have to be careful. Since you are new to this you don’t really fully know what you are getting involved with and the last thing you want to do is spend $300 on something that you later find out isn’t a good fit for you.

So if you are a newbie looking at this offer… Be careful. If this is something you see yourself doing for a long time in the future, then go for it, but if not then it may be a better idea to just become or stay a free Starter Member and test out the waters more to get a better feel for the system.

 

#2 – Premium Members Looking to Save More Money

And then you have the people that are already paying Premium Members but are looking to save a little extra money. You would think this would be every Premium Member that exists, because he wouldn’t want to save some extra money, but I only recommending taking advantage of this Black Friday offer to certain premium members.

Similar to what I just said, I would only recommend taking up this offer if you are a Premium Member that can picture yourself doing this for a while in the future. If you’re still hesitant that you want to build an online business with Wealthy Affiliate long-term then it may be a smarter choice to just stay with the monthly payments so that you won’t lose as much money if you quit.

However, if you are someone that is serious about this and foresee yourself working from home in the future, then why not take advantage of the discount offer? Even if you are already a paying Premium Member you can still take advantage of this offer and in the future you will only have to pay the discounted $299 price every year.

 

But is it really worth it?

If you follow the training, but in the work, and eventually go on to make good money with this, potentially even making a living out of it, then is it worth it? I bet you would say Heck Yeah… But if you start the training and slowly fade away, losing focus and eventually giving up, is it worth it?

The answer just depends on the results that follow, which of course you will not know before-hand. That said, the potential that it gives you to make money online can definitely be worth the leap of faith and the initial investment.

 

It was worth it for me..

Now if you have never been to my blog before then you probably don’t know who I am or my story. And I guess I should’ve introduced myself earlier… My name is Kyle and I’ve been making money online since 2015.

To make an incredibly long story incredibly short, I started looking for ways to make money online back in 2015 and wasted a lot of time before coming across Wealthy Affiliate, which I decided to give a try because it seemed promising. And now I’m here making a living online, consistently over $6000 a month and often times much more than that which you can read more about here if interested.

So was it worth it? For me it was most definitely and I attribute much of my online success to having found this training program in the first place.

 

What You Need to Know Before-hand

..Scam?…?

So obviously this isn’t a scam. It is just a nice discount on the normal Premium Membership that is offered. And as you can see Wealthy Affiliate can definitely be worth the investment. I am just one of the many people I know that have been successful with the program and have been able to turn their online business into a sustainable money maker. You can definitely make money with Wealthy Affiliate. However, there are a lot of variables at play and there are definitely a lot of people that fail.

What you need to know before hand is that this definitely takes a lot of hard work and if you are not motivated and really focused, if you only “kinda sorta” want to make this work, then there’s a good chance you could fail as well.

The time and work… There is no substitute. There is no middle ground. It takes both time and real work. While we all want some a shortcut “push-button” system, one of the realities I have come to learn over the years is that systems like this don’t exist… They are called scams

But anyways… I hope this short post help to put everything into perspective a little better for you so that you now know what exactly this Black Friday special is and whether or not it is something you should take advantage of.

The advantages of the Black Friday special include…

  • Discounted price of $299 for a years membership
  • This works out to be just $0.81 per day
  • Recurring discount for every year you remain a member
  • Access to everything that normal Premium Members get
  • Satisfaction knowing that you just saved some money 🙂

The discounted price is great and all, but the last thing I want to leave you with here today is that this is not something you have to jump into. Only buy into the offer if you are serious about this and foresee yourself doing this for an extended period of time in the future.

 

>> Get the Discount… a Full Year of Wealthy Affiliate for Just $0.81 a Day! <<

Comments or questions? Please leave them down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Special 2018

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday special and is it really all that "special"?

Maybe you got an email about the Black Friday special that Wealthy Affiliate is having from me or somebody else, maybe you saw an ad for it, whatever the case… I'll tell you all you need to know about it.

Just like pretty much every other business out there, Wealthy Affiliate is offering a massive discount for the black Friday holiday, if you want to call it a holiday. This makes the offer all the more enticing and passing it up can be regrettable. But before I get into the cost and what all you get with this special discount, I first want to share with you my story with Wealthy Affiliate…

My Story - From $0 to Over $6k Per Month!
... Working For Myself Online

As you see from the title, I am now making over $6000 per month thanks to Wealthy Affiliate. This all comes from working online implementing what Wealthy Affiliate has taught me and using the tools this place has provided me with.

So if you are wondering if you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate, the answer is YES.

I started out back in 2015 with absolutely no experience and no one to help me. After stumbling across Wealthy Affiliate, I soon realized it was a game-changer.

To make a very long story very short, it took me a while but I now make a living working online and I am very grateful for having come across Wealthy Affiliate in the first place and for not having given up early on.

And when I say I make "over $6k" per month I am actually speaking on the conservative side. You can see from the example below that I sometimes make well over $6000 in a given month, but I just say $6000 because I have been consistently making over this amount for a while now. 

Below you can see some of the many screenshots of the money I make online, going into my PayPal and bank account.

Starting off, we have money coming in from Panthera Interactive (an affiliate network)...

*I'm not going to get into what these companies are and what types of products I'm promoting to make this money. Just know that this money is made via affiliate marketing, which is when you promote products online and earn commissions when you help make sales (which is what is taught at WA).

$759.20 from a single source! And guess what… I made even more the previous month… Making $926.40... 


And we can't forget about Google AdSense. I don't make all that much from this advertising service, but an extra couple hundred dollars a month isn't too shabby…

These are just some of the many examples I can give you from my many online streams of income, not counting others like Amazon Associates for example. Waking up to emails like that pictured below happens on a regular basis… And it is all the result of hard work and the help from Wealthy Affiliate.



 










Is Wealthy Affiliate Really Free? – Kinda, but Not Really

Is Wealthy Affiliate really free? I know people say it is, but is it really?

Well… As you can see from the title of this review, it isn't really… But it kinda is.

I know, I know… This doesn't make sense, but throughout the short post you will understand what I am saying. In a nutshell, what I mean by this is that Yes, there is the free Starter membership inside Wealthy Affiliate, but this isn't going to do you much good all on its own. While it is technically possible to make money with this, you more than likely won't.

But anyways, I will go into detail on all of this so that you have a better idea of what you're getting into. I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for several years now, so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to this and I'm not going to sugarcoat it.

What Exactly Is Wealthy Affiliate?

The  first order of business is to talk about what exactly Wealthy Affiliate is. You might already be well aware of this, but those who aren't here you go:

Wealthy Affiliate can best be summed up as an online affiliate marketing training platform. However, this is not your typical affiliate marketing training program. I call it a "platform" because there is more than just training, similar to Solo Build It. Wealthy Affiliate also provides the necessary tools to make money with affiliate marketing, such as free websites and hosting (these are actually free).

Basically, Wealthy Affiliate is like an "all-in-one" type of deal. While there are lots of other online marketing tools you can go out and buy separately, Wealthy Affiliate provides all the necessities. 

Why Everyone Says It Is Free

There is a good research you hopped on Google, Yahoo, or Bing to do some research on this after coming across Wealthy Affiliate being promoted as "my free recommendation", "100% free training", "get started for free", and so on.


I'm even guilty of this. When I first started out promoting WA I definitely wasn't the most honest person online and was just looking to make some quick money. However… Things have changed over the years and a lot of what I see in online marketing is pretty disgusting. 


There are a lot of people out there promoting Wealthy Affiliate and not all of them do so in a very honest way. While it is technically true that you can "get started for free", many of the people promoting Wealthy Affiliate leave out a lot of important details… Details that most people wish they knew beforehand… Details that I will be sharing with you here.

A Look at The Free Starter Membership

WA has to memberships, their free Starter Membership and the Premium Membership that you have to pay for.


Just about everyone starts out with the free Starter Membership because it provides the beginning of the training at WA. There isn't really any point in paying for the Premium Membership early on, because you are going to have to go through the beginning training regardless.


What You Get


As a free Starter Member you get the following…


  • Access to course 1 of Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • Access to phase 1 of Affiliate Bootcamp
  • 2 free websites + hosting
  • Use of the website builder
  • Access to Jaaxy (the keyword research tool)

Sounds pretty good right? Yeah… That's because it is pretty good. With this membership get access to the first course of the Online Entrepreneur Certification as well as phase 1 of Affiliate Boot camp, you get to free websites and hosting, use of the website builder, and limited access to Jaaxy which is the keyword research tool.


However… Can you actually make money with all that you are provided in the free Starter Membership? This is the big question that needs to be answered.


If the answer is yes, then claims that Wealthy Affiliate is free would be the honest truth with nothing left out. However, if you can't make money with this free membership is then calling WA free is a bit misleading… Because only part of it is free and the part that is going to make you money you have to pay for.

The Big Question: Will You Be Able to Make Money With It?

So will you be able to make money with the free membership? Unfortunately based on what I have seen over the years and based on my own experience, it would be highly unlikely that you make any money while you are a free Starter Member. If you want to make money with affiliate marketing then it you more than likely are going to have to upgrade to the Premium Membership which will unlock a lot more training, support, and use of the tools.


Some of the more notable reasons why you will likely not make any money as a free member include the following…


*NOTE: As a free Starter Member you will get access to some Premium features for the first seven days. But after that your account will be downgraded so that you get the bare minimum.


1) You only get .SiteRubix websites


One of the reasons you will likely not make any money as a free member is that, as a free member, you will only get access to .SiteRubix websites at WA. The two free websites that you get are these .SiteRubix sites. This is nice and all, because it allows you to get started for free without purchasing your own domain, but this will greatly hinder your ability to make money.


What are .SiteRubix websites exactly? They are what you call "subdomains". They are not independent personally and domains. They are basically domains that are part of a main domain. So .SiteRubix is the main domain, and your site would be the subdomain.


For example, your website would appear as yourwebsite.siterubix.com, with your domain in front of the main domain.


Why is this a problem besides looking weird? Well… There is talk in the online marketing world that subdomains do not rank as well as main domains, but I don't really know how true this is.


The main problem with subdomains is that you will not be able to get accepted to many different affiliate programs and you also might be able to make money with advertising services such as Google AdSense. The reason for this is that affiliate programs and Google AdSense will want you to have your own domain. When you have a subdomain you don't actually own it and you are not in full control of it. This is at least what I understand to be the reason for many places requiring urine domain.


2) Limited training


Another major reason why you will likely not make any money with the free training is because the training is very limited. You will enjoy access to the entire level 1 of the training, which is awesome, but this will give you much more than a foundation.


The entire Online Entrepreneur Certification course is 5 levels, each consisting of 10 lessons. You get access to the first 10 lessons, but the other 40 lessons you do not. Only getting access to 1/5 of the training is obviously going to greatly hinder your chances of success.


And this is just with the core training… The Online Entrepreneur Certification training. You also will be limited on the Affiliate Bootcamp training and you will not get access to the weekly live training and more.

The training gives you all the basics, such as understanding the process of making money, choosing a niche, building your website, studying up that website creating some content, getting the menus set up, and basics of keyword research… But you don't learn how to best incorporate affiliate links, write effective content that converts, how to really connect with your audience, increasing conversions, and a lot of other intermediate and advanced stuff.


You just learned the basics.


Below you can see the 10 different lessons included in level 1 of the training…

If you are completely new to this and would go through the entire first level of the training and then decide that you can take it from there… And not upgrade… You will likely veer off the path and make a wrong turn at some point, which will just lead to a lot of wasted time.


This beginners training is great and all, but this isn't even close to all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. In fact, beginner stuff like this can pretty easily be found elsewhere online for free… Very easily actually.


3) Limited use of tools


As a free member you will also have limited use of the tools available at WA.

For example you will only be able to get to use the keyword research tool, Jaaxy, with limited access. You will only be able to perform 30 keyword searches with it which is a nice little trial, but doesn't provide you with much ability to really do research and find some good targeted keywords.


Now if you are completely new to this all then you may not know exactly what keyword research is, or how important it is, but you should know that it is extremely important. Keyword research is how you target specific keywords and rank high in the search engines. Without it will be spinning your wheels posting in the same place. You can write the best content in the world, but if you aren't targeting good keywords then it is probably going to better to have not written it at all. 


So a good keyword research tool is absolutely necessary when it comes to this business model.. And 30 free searches just isn't going to be enough moving forward, although it does give you a good feel for things and a good start without any risk.

You will also not be able to purchase your own domain and host it there, which as I discussed above is pretty important.


4) Limited community support


Another limiting factor is how I see free member you will not be able to receive the abundance of community support that Premium Members have available to them.

Getting support from like-minded members that are going through the same thing you are going through, or have already been through what you are going through, is something that should not be overlooked. When I first got started I received a good deal of help from the community and I don't know if I would have made it without them.

As a free Starter Member you will not have the ability to send people private messages. This rate they are really cuts back on your chances of getting the support you need.

In addition to that, you only be able to get access to the beginner level of the training course and because of this you will only be able to participate in the discussions that follow those beginner lessons. At the end of each lesson there is a discussion area, or common area, in which people often ask questions and get help. Of course you will not be able to do this for any of the more advanced training because you do not have access to that.


*You will also not have the tech support that you will likely need somewhere down the road… When you encounter some technical problem with your website, which you are bound to sooner or later.

Think of It as a Test-drive 

The best way to think of the free membership is as a test drive. While it is unlikely that anyone will make money as a free member, it is still better than nothing. Wealthy Affiliate is not obligated to give away a free membership.

This free membership allows you to test out the system risk-free. You have absolutely no money invested when you join and you can get through the beginning stages to see if it is something you think you would like and want to move forward with. If it just isn't for you, then no harm done… You can quit without having lost any money. And if it is something you want to continue with… Then you can become a Premium Member to move forward.

The only thing is going to cost you is time. Of course you have to sacrifice a little bit of time to test it out, and you could say that time is money, but at least it is free when it comes to money directly.

With the free membership you will be able to really get to know the process and how everything works. As I discussed above already, with the training that you are provided with you will be guided through the steps of choosing a niche, building a website, creating some first content, doing some keyword research and so on. Although this training is very basic and for beginners, you will at least learn the basics of things to get a good idea of this business and will thus have a better idea of whether or not this is something you want to continue with.


> Test Drive The System as a Free Starter Member <

The "Not Free" Part of It

So now I want to talk about the "not free" part of it… The Premium Membership and what all you get with it. Becoming a Premium Member it definitely has its advantages. There isn't any guarantee that you will be successful and start making good money as an affiliate marketer after becoming a Premium Member, but it gives you such an advantage over the Starter Members that it isn't even close.


Premium Member Benefits


There are many benefits when you are premium. All of the problems with the Starter Membership I discussed above, that will greatly hinder your chances of making money, are no longer problems as a Premium Member. You will be able to use your own domain, you will get full access to all the training, you will have more tools at your disposal, and you will get all the support you need.


Premium Training

Obviously, you get access to all of the core training… All of the Online Entrepreneur Certification training. This includes the other 4 levels shown below…

In addition to that you also get access to the live weekly trend classes that go on every Friday. These are on various aspects of online marketing and you can always get some helpful tips. It is also nice they can ask questions in real time on these live webinars which can be a big help.

But it doesn't end there.


You will also get access to all 12 of the training classrooms that cover everything from website development & programming, to social engagement and marketing, to email marketing, video marketing, PPC and more. This classrooms are filled with training… Much of which has been created by members of the community, many of them which you could call "experts".


Premium Tools

As a Premium Member you will get much more access to Jaaxy, the keyword research tool I talked about.

As you already know, this is incredibly important. If you do not have a keyword research told and you are trying to make money online as you are taught at Wealthy Affiliate, you simply will not succeed… There's no way around this. Keyword research tools allow you to analyze keywords and find ones that are good… So that you can rank high in the search engines and drive free traffic to your website… Which of course you will need to make money.

There is still the ability to upgrade to a higher membership inside Jaaxy, but this is not necessary. You absolutely have enough of what you need to make money with the access to get to Jaaxy as a Premium Member.


Premium Support

There are multiple ways that you will be able to receive support.

You will have 24/7 tech support at your side through what they call SiteSupport. I have used this support tens of times over the past years and have never had a problem. As I stated earlier… YOU WILL run into tech problems somewhere down the road and you will likely need tech support when these problems arrive.

You will also be able to send private messages to people directly, which is how I communicate with a lot of people at WA. And if there is a specific question you want to ask the community, and possibly get many answers, you can do that as well.

Something that I didn't mention earlier, which you don't get access to as a free member, is the live chat. This is something that can be incredibly helpful for beginners because you can hop on the chat and receive help within a matter of seconds. It doesn't really matter what time of the day you hop on there, the live chat is usually pretty lively and you can usually expect to get help very fast.


And of course since you have access to all the training, you will also be able to participate in the discussions below each training lesson.

Free But Not Free

So as you can see… Wealthy Affiliate is only partly free and the free part will likely not make you any money.

If I, with my years of experience in this business, decided to join again as a free Starter Member then I absolutely could make money with what is provided… The free .SiteRubix websites, limited use of the keyword research tool, and the limited training… But that is only because I already have a lot of experience under my belt. I am already part of affiliate programs so I would not have to apply to new ones and a personally owned domain would not be entirely necessary; although the keyword research tool would still be limited, I would already know what I am doing to make the most out of my 30 free searches; and of course I would already have a lot of experience in know a lot more having already went through training.


But if I could go back in time to when I just started, I can pretty much guarantee that I would never have been successful had I not upgraded to Premium. The free Starter Membership gives you a lot of great free stuff and allows you to test out the system, but it does not provide you with that extra push to keep you on track and hope you get to where you need to be.

So next time you see someone claiming that Wealthy Affiliate is "my 100% free training" or something along those lines, don't fall for that crap. These people are just trying to make money a little more easily and unfortunately in the world of online marketing somewhat deceptive tactics like this have become commonplace.

Not a Member Yet? You Can Join Wealthy Affiliate Here & Get Started as a Free Starter Member (remember to think of it as a test drive).

Anyways… I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it cleared the air on a few things, allowing you to walk away with a better understanding of what exactly you are getting as a free member and what you can expect. If you like that, share, if not you don't have to.

Also, leave any questions or comments down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

What Is Solo Build It? – A Scam or Good Opportunity? [Review]

Solo Build It Review

Solo Build It (Solo Build It!) is said to be an "all-in-one" platform for building a profitable online business, but is this place really worth getting involved with? Can you really become a "solopreneur" by following the step-by-step training and simply doing as you are instructed?

What is Solo Build It exactly and is it a scam?

All these questions are important and should definitely be answered before getting involved in a training program like this, which could cost a fair amount money and take up a lot of your time. In this in-depth review I'll be providing you with all of the information you need to know, good and bad, so that you can make a more informed decision for yourself of whether or not this is right for you.

This review is in-depth and lengthy, so feel free to use the quick navigation menu below to jump around 🙂

Solo Build It Review

Solo Build It, or SBI as I will be referring to it, used to go by the name Site Build It in was founded way back in 1997 by Ken Evoy. It wasn't until 2017 that the name changed to SBI.

SBI is an online marketing training platform that provides step-by-step training for teaching people how to build their own online business, and ultimately make money with it. In addition to the training it also provides the tools needed to make all of this happen.

Membership is available at a monthly or yearly price, being $29 per month or $299 per year, which may seem like a lot but really isn't considering what all you are provided with.

Overall I think that SBI is a good program, definitely not a scam, but there are other options out there as well as I will go over in this review.

In a Nutshell

As I said, SBI is in online marketing training platform that provides you with the training and tools for creating a profitable online business, which is why it is referred to as an "all-in-one" platform.

One point that they really try to make clear in promotional material is that SBI does not just teach you how to build a website, but rather build a business that you can monetize. This is likely the reason that SBI changed from "Site Build It" to "Solo Build It", or at least that is what many people think.

Building a website is a necessary part of the process, which you do learn, but is still just one part of the process, just one piece of the puzzle.

What Solo Build It Is All About

There are a lot of different approaches you can take to make money online when it comes to building out your own website… But what is the focus of SBI?

I'll go over this and a lot more detail below, but the focus is on building a website around quality content, with the hopes of ranking in search engines such as Google and Yahoo, thus attracting free traffic to your website which you will then be able to monetize by advertising, promoting products, etc.

The Focus Of The Training

The focus of the training is all around CTPM, which stands for content, traffic, presell, and monetize.

  • Content - This is all about your website... creating quality content that will rank in the search engines and convert
  • Traffic - Of course every website needs traffic to make money and there is obviously going to be a large focus on this.
  • Pre-sell - Pre-selling is all about gaining trust from your audience, getting visitors to trust you before you try to sell to them. 
  • Monetize - And of course the ultimate goal is to make money.

Core Training at SBI

When you join SBI the first thing you will do is get started with the Action Guide, which is a 10 day course that takes you from nothing, to being able to make money with your website. However, don't think that you will actually be making money in 10 days… This can be extremely misleading and just because your website has the potential to make money does not mean it is actually going to be making money.

I'll get more into this in a bit, but anyways… Here is what you will be doing the first 10 days, which you can complete your own pace…

  • Intro: The 10-DAY BIG Picture
    • Gives you the big picture
  • Day 1: Master the ALL-Important Basics
    • Basically somewhat still and introduction
    • Learn more in-depth about CTPM
  • Day 2: Develop Your Best Site Concept
    • Focused on brainstorming and choosing a niche for your site, which is what your website will be all about
  • Day 3: Brainstorm More Profitable Page Topics
    • Will learn about keyword research and develop a list of keywords you can target on your site to bring in traffic
  • Day 4: Investigate and Plan Monetization Options
    • Here you will look into monetizing your site and try to plan out the best approaches for this
  • Day 5: ​Refine Your Site Concept and Register Your Domain Name
    • You will determine the "voice" you will take with your site... how you will represent your brand (which is you) in your particular niche
    • You will also register a domain at this point
  • Day 6: ​Build a Site That Gets the Click!
    • Now it is time to create your website, well... the start of it anyhow
  • Day 7: ​Build Free Traffic From a Variety of Sources
    • You will learn about driving traffic to your site and the best ways to go about doing this; a large focus is on free traffic from search engines
  • Day 8: ​Develop Relationships
    • This is all about developing relationships and trust. Covered here will be newsletters, social sharing, setting up a contact form and more
  • Day 9: ​Know Your Visitors
    • It is important to know your visitors if you want them to convert, and that is what this module is about. You will learn how to analyze your traffic to imrove conversions
  • Day 10: ​Monetize
    • Finally... here you will set up your first method of monetization. 

What you may not know is that I make a living doing what SBI is teaching people to do… Getting websites ranked in the search engines and monetizing them via different methods. After all, you did come across my website here after searching around the Internet (via Google, Yahoo, etc.) did you not?

So I can tell you with complete certainty that it would be incredibly unlikely, it very very very unlikely, that anyone is going to make any money in the first 10 days… And if they do it would be luck.

The "All In One" Part of It

Lets talk about this "all-in-one" stuff for a bit. It seems like a lot of different programs out there claim to be "all-in-one" but then often leave you needing more… So that you have to go out and buy some other service here or some other product there to make things happen.

When it comes to SBI, they really are an all-in-one platform. I mean sure, there are always additional products/services that you can go out and purchase, but they provide you with everything that is necessary to building a business of this sort.

What All You Get

Of course the core of it all is the step-by-step training, which will take you through the whole process and show you exactly what to do and when to do it. Below I've broken down what you get into the four different focuses of this program, the CTPM...

1) Content
  • SiteDesigner - Tool which allows you to create a website easily with pre-made templates
  • BlockBuilder - Tool that allows you to drag and drop website designer
  • Hosting - You get hosting with your membership
2) Traffic
  • Analyze It! - Analysis tool provides suggestions to increase conversions and search engine rankings on pages before you publish them
  • Search engine tracking - Allows you to easily track your rankings
  • Click analysis - Provides stats on clicks so that you can see what visitors are doing and improve conversions
3) Pre-sell 
  • Email newsletter publishing - Can create customer newsletters 
  • Autoresponder - Allows you to send out automated messages to subscribers; can also integrate your forms with other autoresponders, such as Aweber and Getresponse
  • Socialize It! - Social media sharing tools
4) Monetization
  • Private Monetization Headquarters - Provides information on increasing conversions, many different "how to" methods explained

So as you can see... this is "all-in-one". As I mentioned a little bit ago, I make a living doing this kind of stuff online, so I know what all you need to be successful with this type of business and this platform provides all of that.

You have the training which is going to guide you through the process, you have the tools to help you build out a website, you have the tools to be able to find keywords that you can target so that you can attract free traffic through the search engines, you have social media told along with an autoresponder, etc.

If anything, I would say that SBI actually provides more than is absolutely necessary.

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Confused? Here Is a Better Explanation

I know this all can be confusing so I'll try to explain it as in-depth, yet as simply as possible what all is going on here:

What you will be taught to do at SBI is create a website that will get ranked in the search engines and receive free traffic (visitors) whom you will then be able to monetize by advertising, promoting products, etc.


You will be brainstorming and planning everything out before you really start to take action, but the main elements of this business model can be summed up in 4 steps...


  1. First what you will have to do is come up with a niche, which will be the topic your website is focused around. Maybe you want to create a website around horses, maybe around gymnastics, maybe something specific like teaching dogs tricks, etc. The first step is figuring this out and making sure that there is the potential to profit.
  2. After figuring out what you want your website to be about, of course then you have to build the website. With the tools SBI provides you will be able to choose a design that you like from pre-made website templates. You will also be able to use BlockBuilder, which is the visual editor, to drag-and-drop elements of your website.
  3. The next part of the process is creating content that is going to rank in the search engines, such as Google and Yahoo. This content will be focused around the niche that you just chose. You will be able to use the keyword research tool provided to find keywords you will be able to rank with in the search engines. If this all sounds confusing, it really isn't. The take away here is that you will be writing blog posts/articles to get ranked in the search engines.
  4. And of course the last step is monetization. You choose a niche, you bill your website, and you created content that is ranked in the search engines. You now have traffic and it is now time to monetize that traffic. There are a bunch of different ways to do this, but two of the most "beginner friendly" ways to do so or by placing ads on your site and by promoting products.

Can You Really Make Money Doing This?

Of course the goal with all of this is to create a profitable online business, but is this something that is realistically possible?

Well as you already should know, yes it is possible… Because this is how I make a living and I know many other people that do the same, not necessarily making a living but at least making some decent money with it.

So yes it is realistically possible, but failure is also realistically possible. There are many advantages to creating an online business rather than a traditional brick-and-mortar business, but failure rates are still pretty darn high and there is no doubt that a lot of people end up failing.

I'm throwing this info into this review because I think it is important that everyone knows they certainly aren't guaranteed success.

Important: Don't Get The Wrong Opinion

Almost forgot... I wanted to explain a bit more on why you will NOT be making money in 10 days, as the training might make you think.

The reason mostly comes down to this methods focus on ranking in the search engines. You need traffic in order to make money and the focus here is getting traffic from Google, Yahoo, etc. The problem is that none of the search engines rank new websites very well at all. So when you first start out the new website you can be doing everything right, but still not getting any traffic, or extremely little… This is just the way it is.

You have to gain the trust of the search engines before they will start raining you while in before you will start getting decent traffic. This can take months, and certainly CANNOT be done in 10 days.

What Is The Support Like?

When I first started looking for ways to make money online back in 2015 there's a good chance I was in a similar situation to what you are in now. ​

I know how important it can be to have good support. Maybe you don't know this, but if you don't you will become aware. Unless you are a genius, you will get stuck at some points in the training and probably have a few technical problems along the way. Support is a must in without any support there is no doubt the failure rates would be much higher.

Luckily, SBI does provide support. The 2 main ways you can get support are as follows:

1) First off, they have a 24/7 support team on standby. These people will be able to help you with most things, but it is important to know that this is not some team of "gurus".

2) There are also private forums in which you can use to communicate with other SBI members. This is something that really can come in handy because you can talk to others who are going through the same process as you, or maybe have already went through it and have been successful.

In addition to this, there is also the Private Tips & Techniques Headquarters section which includes updates on what is going on, new developments, deleted content, changes, etc. within the program. 

Site Build It vs Wealthy Affiliate

For those of you who don't know, Wealthy Affiliate is another online business training platform that is very similar to SBI, and… I am very familiar with it because this is the program I used to get started you money online back in 2015.

Overall, both programs are good. They both provide the training and tools necessary when it comes to this sort of online business.

However, I would say that Wealthy Affiliate excels due to its much more lively/active community and it having more training overall.

The community aspect is a big deal. When you are able to communicate with other people who are doing what you are trying to do, you can learn a lot in this can really help increase your chances of success.

I also like at Wealthy Affiliate provides weekly live training webinars in addition step-by-step training that is already laid out for members.

That said, one of the upsides to SBI is that they provide more tools. For example, they provide an autoresponder tool so that you can send out automated emails to subscribers, whereas Wealthy Affiliate does not. I wanted both provide all the very essential tools that are absolutely necessary for this type of business.

I would recommend Wealthy Affiliate overall, mainly because this is the program I use to get started with the end is pretty much responsible for my success, but both are good.

You can read my full Wealthy Affiliate review here for more information.

Is This a Smart Path for Beginners?

I know a lot of people reading this are probably beginners looking to make their first penny online. But is this a smart path for beginners to take?

In my opinion is one of the best ways for beginners to get started in the world of online marketing. It provides a very affordable and a low risk way to legitimately make sustainable money online. Most of the focus is on free traffic, so you don't have to worry about advertising costs and all of that. With both programs discussed above it is an all-in-one type of deal.

Not only is this method affordable, but the focus also is mainly on promoting products and advertising as a way of monetizing your website, which means that you do not have to worry about creating a product, dealing with customers, etc.

Affiliate marketing, which is when you promote products and earn commissions when you help make sales, is probably the most popular way for people to first start making money online and for good reason... It is one of the easier ways to go about doing so.

Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

Solo Build It is one of the few good online marketing training programs in a cyber world full of scams. The program is built around a legitimate improvement way to make money online, provides the training and tools necessary to be able to make money this way, and is affordable in price.

Overall SBI is definitely one of the better programs out there.

But should you join?

Because on the other hand we have Wealthy Affiliate which is another online marketing training program that teaches the same method the making money online. It is also affordable and provides all the training and tolls necessary.

Both programs are good, but my recommendation would have to be Wealthy Affiliate. This is what I know works from years of experience, being a member there since 2015 when it all that started.

My Suggestion:

Read my Wealthy Affiliate review for more info:

Please leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. If you are a member, or were a member of SBI, then I would appreciate your thoughts on it all as well. I'm sure they can benefit other readers of my blog here.

The Super Affiliate Network Review – Legit or Big Recruitment Scam?

The Super Affiliate Network Review

There are a lot of people out there promoting The Super Affiliate Network as an easy way to make money online, but is it really that easy? How much money are people really making with this program? Could this all possibly be one big scam?

There are definitely a lot of questions that should be answered before buying into a program like this, especially when you see other people saying that The Super Affiliate Network is a scam… You should at least be a bit concerned and do further research.

In this review I hope to provide you with all the necessary information so that you can make a more informed decision on whether or not this program is right for you. I will be going over pretty much everything you can think of in this review, from what exactly The Super Affiliate Network is and what it is focused on, the different memberships, pros v cons, how much affiliates are really making and more.

This review is going to be pretty detailed and lengthy so I have provided you with this nice little quick navigation menu below if you want to jump to a certain section :-)…

What Is Super Affiliate Network?

First up... What exactly is The Super Affiliate Network? And by the way, I will be referring to The Super Affiliate Network as "SAN" throughout this review just to let you know.

SAN is an online affiliate marketing membership training program that was created by Misha Wilson in 2015. The program is set up to give beginners a clear step-by-step blueprint for making money with affiliate marketing and provides many "done for you" features.

Is It really 90% "Done For You"?

It it is often advertised as being a "done for you system" that requires little work. But is this true?

The answer is, yes… It is true. Much of the system is already set up and in place for you, because the focus here is on getting members to promote the system (SAN) to other people.

So you already have the sales funnels in place, the products in place, etc. Essentially all you have to do is go out and promote the system.

SAN In a Nutshell

SAN is low to high-ticket affiliate training program that focuses on getting members to make money online by promoting the various SAN products and memberships. It is similar to Legendary Marketer if you are familiar with this.

Like many other "make money online" programs out there, SAN lures people in with the hopes of making money online and then pushes them to make money online by further promoting the brand.

And when I say it is a "low to high-ticket" program, what I mean is that the entry-level membership in products are low-priced but there are much higher upsells waiting, which will cost you thousands of dollars and you can also make thousands of dollars promoting them.

Memberships & Products

Basic Membership ($47/mo)

The basic membership is the introductory membership that people start off buying into. Whenever you see SAN being promoted this is what they are pushing you to buy into.

It is often advertised with a $1 trial for 30 days, and then $47 per month after that. However, if you decide to skip the one dollar 30 day trial, you can get the membership at a reduced price of $37 per month from the start.

This basic membership starts you off with a three week boot camp which consists of 21 modules. This will give you the basics and teach you about list building, email marketing, selling, in the mindset that you need to have to be successful.

In addition to the training you will also be assigned a coach that will help guide you through the process. However, some people claim that these "coaches" just try to upsell you on the next most expensive product within the SAN line-up.

Premium Membership ($97 one time)

The Premium membership is a one time charge of $97 that will give you access to the Solo Ad Success Formula course, which you can guess is all about solo ads.

What are solo ads? They are email based advertisements that you pay for. Basically what you do here is pay owners of large email lists to advertise your offer to their list.

You have to take into account that advertising like this is another expense that comes with this business model.

Super Affiliate Monthly ($47 one time)

This is a $47 upsell that is pushed on you when you first join the network as a new member. With this Super Affiliate of so you get access to monthly video newsletters from Misha about the current state of online marketing, what is and isn't working, etc.

Pro Membership ($2,497 one time)

And then this is where the "high ticket" products begin. The Pro membership is a whopping $2497, but is only a one time charge. When you are a pro member you access to everything listed above, plus Authority Hacking, Systematic Profits, Magnetic Selling Machine, Push Button Swipe File Collection, Pro coaching and more.

You also get access to the private Facebook group, which in my opinion is a pretty big deal. Here you will actually be able to connect with people outside of the SAN, but still talk about SAN. This gives a little more sense of freedom to communicate.

As a pro member you also get access to the new products second on the future.

Maui Intensive Mentoring ($12,497)

And lastly is the Maui intensive mentoring, coming in at $12,497. This gives you access an in person mastermind event that lasts four days and is hosted in Maui, where believe Misha lives. These events are capped off at a limit of 20 people.

This is where you get some serious inside access and are able to network with the top marketers in the SAN. You also get to meet Misha himself.

Topics discussed here can be about anything really, marketing funnels, sales machines, email marketing, etc.

Confusion About Memberships

There are a lot of old reviews of The Super Affiliate Network which list products that no longer exist and ones that might/might not exist. There is definitely some confusion around The Super Affiliate Network and if anyone could help me clear things up I would greatly appreciate it.

For example, what happened to the gold and silver Pro Membership? Now it seems that there is just one Pro Membership. And also what happened to the "All In Experience" product package that they used to have? This was priced at a whopping $17,000 and give you everything SAN had to offer.

It appears that SAN is going through some structural changes and I can't help but wonder if this is due to the FTC cracking down on recruitment schemes like this, which I will get into later in this review.

The Compensation Plan

When you first get started in SAN you really have no idea what you are getting too, little do you know that you are entering a funnel system that slowly pushes you to buy the next most expensive product in an attempt to make more and more money.

The affiliate program they have in place is 2 tiered. What this means is that you can earn commissions from the people you recruited in directly as well as the people that they recruit in. However, the amount of commissions you will be able to earn will change drastically depending on what type of member you are. Below I will go over how much you can earn as a basic member, as a premium member, and as a pro member.

Commissions

Basic Member

As a basic member you will be able to earn 70% from the sales made from your personal recruits and 5% from the sales that those recruits make when recruiting in other people. This his for when you or your recruits sell the Basic Membership.

When you or your recruits sell the Premium Membership you will be able to earn 40% and 5% respectively.

Premium Member

As a premium member you will earn the same 70% and 5% commissions from the Basic Membership, but you will also earn 70% and 5% commissions from sales of the Premium Membership.

Pro Membership

And this is where things crazy. As a Pro Member you will be able to earn 70% from your sales of the Basic Membership and Premium Membership along with 20% from the sales of your recruits.

Additionally, you will be able to earn 34% from your personal sales of the Pro Membership along with 17% from your recruits' Pro Membership sales. This is going to be a pretty large number since the Pro Membership costs $2497. It equals out to be about $850 when you recruit someone in who purchases this membership.

The Catch... A Big Funnel

The catch is that you can only earn commissions on the Pro Membership sales if you are a Pro Member yourself. This is the type of thing you are not told early on and have no idea about when you are first joining.

You have no idea that you will be pretty much forced to purchase the next upsell in an attempt to increase earnings. This is what most people call a "pay to play" opportunity. You first have to dish out the money in order to get the opportunity to make money back on that investment.

Concerns About This Affiliate Structure... Pyramid Scheme?

There are definitely some concerns when it comes to this 2-tiered affiliate structure, which allow you to make money not only from your personal product sales, but also from the sales that your recruits make.

Is a pyramid scheme? I wouldn't call it such, but I would say that it does make this opportunity more likely to be under the FTC's radar because it increases incentive to recruit as many people in as possible, although that was pretty much the goal all along anyhow.

The Real Cost of This

Now that you have read my review this far, you probably have a pretty good idea of how much it actually costs to get involved in an opportunity like this, however I want to discuss it a bit more.

As you can see below, this is often advertised as a good way to make money online even if you are on a "shoestring budget", meaning you don't have much money to spend. However, I strongly disagree with this.

In a perfect scenario what you would do is join as a Basic Member, then make enough sales to purchase the Premium Membership, and then make enough sales to eventually purchase the Pro Membership… Moving your way up the ladder as you earn money. However, this often is not how things actually work and most people will have to invest their own hard-earned money.

Can't Forget About Advertising Costs Too

Furthermore, you also have to remember that there are advertising costs if you follow along with the training as well.

The focus of the training you receive at SAN is on paid advertising. This includes solo ads, Facebook ads, YouTube ads, and PPV… All of which cost money and all of which further make this opportunity not all that great for someone on a "shoestring budget". 

You also have to realize that with recruitment based programs like this there is a lot a competition among members, which drives the price of advertising up and also saturates the market, ultimately making it more difficult to make money. However, the same goes with anything.

Pros vs Cons

Pros

  • Step by step training
    • From the research I have done in from what I have heard, the training is very well laid out and leaves no room for getting lost. This is good for beginners that want all the guidance they can get. 
    • Is also worth mentioning that there are lots of video tutorials and the training is presented in a very easy to follow manner.
  • 90% "done for you"
    • This I consider both a pro and a con. It is a pro because… Well… A lot of the work is done for you and he wants to do work anymore, right?
  • $1 trial
    • It's pretty obvious why this is a pro. The one dollar 30 day trial allows you to test out the system with extremely little risk, so that you can get a feel for it in see for yourself whether or not you want to get involved further.
  • Money back guarantee
    • I have seen a few complaints online from people claiming is difficult to get your money back, but it seems that overall SAN does honor their 30 day moneyback guarantee.

Cons

  • Can be very expensive
    • Obviously this program can be extremely expensive. In the online marketing world we call these "high-ticket" programs for a reason… It can get extremely expensive if you follow along with the system and buy into the upsells.
  • Focus on promotion of system
    • This is a major con in my opinion. I just don't care for systems that are advertised as great ways to make money online, in than just focus on getting people to promote the system so that they can make money online. This is pretty much the definition of a recruitment scheme in my opinion.
    • Sure, you can definitely apply what you learn here to any online business, but it is overwhelmingly focused on getting members to go out and promote SAN to others.
  • Future concerns
    • As I will discuss in a bit, there are some serious future concerns that I want to touch upon.
  • Misleading promotions
    • I have come across The Super Affiliate Network quite a few times before and many of the promotions I have come across have been incredibly misleading, such as "Super Affiliate Success System" for example. It is often promoted as some incredibly easy way to make massive commissions online and they don't really give you much detail on what you are really getting into. You have no idea the true cost in the true focus of the system.

Is Super Affiliate Network a Scam?

The answer to this question is largely based on opinion, but I think that many people out there would consider it to be a scam. It depends… Do you think that recruitment schemes are scams?

It is pretty obvious that The Super Affiliate Network is a recruitment scheme. They lure people in with promotions of being a "done for you system", in which they are obviously talking about all of the pre-made sales funnels and products that they have in place for making money promoting The Super Affiliate Network to other people.

So is a scam? I'm going to leave this question up to you to answer.

Future Concerns - Will It Get Shut Down?

Whether you think that SAN is a scam or not, the fact of the matter is that the FTC has been cracking down on programs is very similar to this recently and whether or not SAN could be shut down in the future is definitely not out of the question.

Digital Altitude's Aspire program along with the much more similar MOBE program were both shut down by the FTC recently and this raises some concern.

It would really suck to buy into SAN, spend a bunch of money hoping that you can go out and promote the system to make it all back, and then the entire thing getting shut down by the government. When that suck?

MOBE was incredibly similar. It had the same type of 2-tiered affiliate structure and sold the same type of online marketing products/memberships that were geared towards getting members to promote the system to others.

They were shut down in spring of 2018 (or maybe it was early summer) for fraudulent business practices, which I think me and they came down to how the opportunity was often promoted in a very misleading way, which I also just discussed how The Super Affiliate Network is also promoted in this manner.

Who Super Affiliate Network Is Best For

First off... It is obviously for someone who is confident in the system and is not think it will be getting shut down anytime soon. But furthermore, it is also for someone that has some extra money to spend and is looking for in the easy way to make money online, since much of it is "done for you", although it really isn't easy.

This is not for someone who is looking to create their own sustainable business. The reason for this is because of all the "done for you" stuff, which just makes you more reliant on the system. You don't learn how to create sales funnels, create websites, anything like that. All that stuff is done for you and you are pretty much completely dependent on the system… If the system goes under so do you.

How Much Are Affiliates Really Making?

This might be the most important question yet… How much are affiliates making with SAN?

I can say all the negative stuff that I want to, but if affiliates are showing high incomes than SAN must be a good choice… Right? Well… Unfortunately they are not.

According to the official income disclosure statement of SAN, which is legally required, an incredibly minute percentage of affiliates make enough money to live off of, or even close to that. You can check out the table below which I took a screenshot of directly from the official website…

Also on the income disclosure page they state that "the average partner spends between $3000 and $12,000 in expenses per year as they build their business", yet "less than 2% earns sufficient commission to cover their costs of The Super Affiliate Network products".

That pretty much sums it all up right there… Affiliates are spending more money for these high-ticket products than they are making back from trying to resell them to others.

Again, the statistics come straight from The Super Affiliate Network and the only reason they make these publicly available is because they are legally required to do so. 

So maybe SAN isn't quite as "scammy" as the infamous MOBE was, since they are making it apparent that you more than likely will lose money.

*Note: It is also important to note that these figures shown above, only from affiliates of the SAN. There is no way for SAN to measure income from their members that is coming from outside sources. As I stated earlier, it is possible to apply what you learn from SAN to any online business, HOWEVER… There probably aren't going to be many people earning other streams of income because of the main focus being on getting members to promote SAN.

What I Recommend - A Much Better Option for Beginners

While there are some people that have success with The Super Affiliate Network, although very few, this is not something I'm going to be promoting or recommending by any means.

There are a handful of reasons why I would not recommend getting involved with The Super Affiliate Network. The training is great and all, but it is ridiculously overpriced (the higher ticket products)… And it is carefully designed this way to give affiliates more incentive to promote the products, of course after they purchase them themselves.

A Much More Affordable Option

A much more affordable option, and a program that I can say works from my personal experience, is Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate happens to be the same program I got started with back in 2015 when I first started looking for ways to make money online. And now I make a living working online, which goes to prove that it does work.

Not only is Wealthy Affiliate a much more affordable and honest training program, but it also teaches you how to build your own sustainable online business that is not reliant on any one source of income, such as how SAN members become reliant on SAN as a means of income.

But anyways… If interested click the button below to read my full review. I'm not going to go into detail here.

Please leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own personal review of The Super Affiliate Network then I would also appreciate it if you left that down below as well. I'm sure other readers can benefit from what you have to say.

Can You Really Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?

Can you really make money with Wealthy Affiliate

There are so many people online promoting Wealthy Affiliate, but of course this does not mean it is a good opportunity. Can you really make money with Wealthy Affiliate or are the people promoting it just doing so before actually making any money themselves? Is this all just one big scam that gets people's hopes up for no reason?

In this short post I'll be taking a realistic approach when it comes to making money with Wealthy Affiliate. If you are familiar with my blog here, then you know I have been a member since 2015 and actually promote Wealthy Affiliate myself… HOWEVER, I will not be giving you the typical spiel on how great and amazing it is… I'll be telling you what most people won't… It isn't all puppies and rainbows.

But first off let me go over what exactly Wealthy Affiliate is. I know you probably already know this, but for those that don't  here you go…

What Exactly Is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training program that has been around for quite some time. What it does is provides a step-by-step training course to teach anyone, including beginners, how to begin in affiliate marketing business with their own website online.

The focus of the training, as the name suggests, is on affiliate marketing. This is when you make money online by promoting other people's products and earn commissions when you help make sales, which is a common way for online marketers to first get started because they can simply promote products that are already proven to sell.

In addition to providing training, Wealthy Affiliate also provides the tools necessary to get going, such as to free websites, keyword research tool, hosting, and so on.

But anyways… Onto the main point of this post… Can you actually make money? You can read my full Wealthy Affiliate review here if you need more info on this.

Yes You "Can" Make Money, But Will You?

I think it is fairly obvious that you "can" make money, but the real question is whether or not you actually will make money, and if so how much?

You could also make money by setting up a lemonade stand at the end of your driveway, but obviously this is not going to be something worth pursuing because you will make very little money.

Lots of variables at play here

One question I get a lot from people is "how long will it take me to start making money?", And unfortunately this is a question that I can't really give a good answer to because there are so many variables at play here.

This depends on the competition in your chosen niche, the price of the product you are promoting along with the commission percentage, how much work you put into it of course, and so much more.

Why Some People Call Wealthy Affiliate a Scam

It seems that just about every program out there is being called a scam by some people. Now some of these, rightly so, because many are scams, but even a lot of good programs out there are being called scams.

It doesn't matter what type of "make money online" program you are doing research on, you will find people calling it a scam. It could be focused on affiliate marketing, drop shipping with Shopify, selling on Amazon, and various other legitimate ways to make money online… People screaming scam is something that is going to be inevitable.

While a heck of a lot of different programs out there online are scams, and you have to be very cautious, there are a lot of good ones out there as well. So why is this? Why are programs that are proven to work also called scams?

Well… Because some people really do believe with 100% certainty that they are scams. These are the people that fail, and with everything there are always going to be some people that fail.

It also seems that the word "scam" is thrown around a lot more loosely when it comes to online programs due to the anonymity that comes with online programs in not being able to see it in person who is really behind the operation.

Lets Talk About Failure

One thing that you definitely should know is that a heck of a lot of people fail when it comes to making money online. This goes for every program out there, or at least everyone that I have come across. Wealthy Affiliate is no different… It is a great online training program that teaches a proven way to make money online, yet a large number of people do end up failing.

So why do so many people fail?

Well… There could be a number of reasons, some of which I'll discuss below…

  • Giving up too early 
    • This method takes time… There is no way around it. Everyone wants immediate satisfaction, but you will not get that with Wealthy Affiliate. This of course leads to many people giving up early and is no doubt one of the major reasons that people fail. You can't really expect to make money within the first month… It just isn't realistic. And even if you have followed the training for two months without any income coming in, this still isn't really all that uncommon.
  • Over-promotion
    • I see this quite a bit… People get a little bit too excited with their affiliate links and start throwing them all over their website, making a spammy mess that no one wants to see. This never works out. Visitors going to your website do not want to see that and will realize that you are just trying to make money off of them… So they want click on your links and thus you will not make any money. Not to mention that Google dislikes this kind of stuff and you may see it affect your rankings negatively, which is a massive deal.
  • Choosing a crappy niche
    • When you first get started one of the first things you will do is choose a niche. This will be the topic you choose to build your website around and it is very important that you choose wisely. You have to think ahead when choosing your niche… What products will you be able to promote that are related to it? There are almost always products to promote, whether it be a physical product or a digital products such as an e-book, but some niches you will definitely find it more difficult than others. 
  • Doing a poor job with content
    • If you are familiar with Wealthy Affiliate at all, then you know that the business model it teaches is focused on content. Content is king and you will be writing a lot of posts/articles for your website and your particular niche of choice. You by no means have to be an expert in any niche, nor do you have to be amazing at writing, but you do have to put some effort into this. I have seen people that write the most awful posts, often full of overly promoted affiliate links, and expect to make money. And going even further, I have also seen people who try to cheat the system by copying and pasting, which is something that will never work.

How many people fail?

This is something that I have often wondered myself, yet I have no idea the actual statistics are. There is no doubt a fair number of people fail at Wealthy Affiliate and end up giving up in the long run, but I really have no way of knowing or measuring this.

All I know is that yes… A lot of people do fail and this is something that you should keep in mind.

How Much Money Are People Making & From What?

There are lots of examples I could give from people failing and complaining that this does not work, but I also give hundreds of examples from people who are actually making good money and have seen success with what Wealthy Affiliate teaches.

One for example, is this guy who made $500 in a single day…

*I have linked to these screenshots to the actual posts inside Wealthy Affiliate, so just click on them if you want to read the full posts to learn more.

And then We have a longtime veteran at Wealthy Affiliate it was able to earn over $10,000 in a single month…

And then here is someone who earned $500 off of a single commission…

There are many different success stories out there, and I also like to point out that I too have made over $500 in a single day before, although I typically do not earn this much.

Where are people making money?

Of course just showing you some screenshots from people who claim to be making a time money isn't enough… You need to know where people are making this money.

Unfortunately this is something else I can't really provide all that good of an answer to. There are so many different places that people are making money, it would be a waste of time to try to explain this.

For example, the person above who wrote the post titled "my first $500 commission!" Made a single $500 commission within one week of signing up for some new affiliate program. Then I give you multiple examples of different affiliate programs I am making money through, such as Panthera Network where I promote many different offers, and MaxWeb where I mainly promote different health products from a health related website I have…

Right now I am making money from probably over a dozen different sources, ranging from promoting health products to sunglasses to Wealthy Affiliate to advertising via Google AdSense and more.

The possibilities to what you can make money with are seemingly endless.

Is There a Way to Guarantee Success?

If there is a way to guarantee success than I am unaware of it. However, you can definitely increase your chances of success by being consistent with your work. Consistency is important.

As I've already discussed, giving up too early is easily one of the main reasons for failure when it comes to this method for making money online. It is a slow process and many people give up early on because they do not see any money coming in, so they assume that it either doesn't work or is a scam or something like that.

Sure, some people do get lucky in the land on a goldmine right away, but the large majority of people don't, including myself.

My Story

I started out at Wealthy Affiliate in late 2015 and didn't end up seeing success for a while. There are plenty of times where I contemplated giving up, and came very close to it at times, but ended up sticking around and eventually making a little bit of money… Then a little bit more… And eventually making a living at it, which is where I am at now.

When I started my very first website was in the fitness niche. I wasn't aware of all of the competition at the time, and soon found that my small site was no match for large companies like Health and Fitness, Men's Health, and so on. Looking back at it, I probably could have made some decent money in this niche if I had stuck with it, but at the time it seemed like just way too much competition with no room for me to make any money.

Fast forward to today and I have multiple websites, I two that promote natural health products and several others, one of course being my blog here where I mainly promote different "make money online" opportunities such as Wealthy Affiliate as well as promote some other random products.

What I Recommend for Beginners

There is no doubt that a lot of people fail at Wealthy Affiliate, yet this is still my recommendation for beginners looking to get started making money online. Not only have I found success with it myself and know from experience that it works, but there are many logical reasons why it is a good place to get started, some of which include…

#1 - Low Cost

The Wealthy Affiliate training program and the focus of the training is a very low cost compared to what you see with a lot of other programs out there, especially considering what you get as a member, which includes website hosting, SSL certification, 24/7 tech support, and of course all of the training.

Additionally, the training at Wealthy Affiliate focuses on free traffic generation methods, mainly on SEO, which is great for people looking to get started without spending much money. You can load your money really quickly when it comes to paid advertising if you don't know what you are doing, which is a big reason why paid advertising can be a disaster for beginners.

#2 - Sustainable Business Model

Affiliate marketing, which is the focus of Wealthy Affiliate is training, is obviously a sustainable business model that is here to stay. It isn't going anywhere and I know a lot of people who have been making a living as affiliate marketers for over a decade.

This is something you can bring and study money with if you know what you're doing.

#3 - "Easy" For Beginners

And the last reason that I will mention is that it is "easy" for beginners to get started with. Now I am saying it is "easy" with quotation marks, because of course a lot of people fail… So how easy can it really be?

The reason I say is easy is because I do consider it to be easy compared to the many other methods to making money online that are out there. Just think about it… There is no need for creating your own product because you just promote products that are already out there. There is no need to deal with returns, customer service, etc. because again, you are actually selling the product you are just promoting them.

Ecommerce is something that I was involved with for over two years, and while I did have some success with that, I can definitely say that affiliate marketing is more suitable for beginners.

Affiliate marketing is actually how a lot of online marketers get started which makes perfect sense.

Why Wealthy Affiliate

Well, like I mentioned, Wealthy Affiliate is where I got started and I know from experience that it works.

I have looked into quite a few other affiliate marketing training programs out there, and while some others are good, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of the better ones, and my opinion the best. 

One of the major differences that I have noticed with Wealthy Affiliate is the whole community aspect to it all. With many others they have their training laid out for you, but there is no good way to interact with other members and get help. At Wealthy Affiliate the community is very lively it is very easy to get help from people who have been doing this for years, such as from me.

And of course the step-by-step training is great along with the tools that are provided to you.

Get Help From Me... a Full-Time Affiliate

If you want to join Wealthy Affiliate and want a little bit of extra guidance after joining then you can join through my referral link here…

I mean, if you going to join why not get some extra help from someone who does this stuff full-time?

Yes, I will get credit for you joining through my referral link and I will make a commission off of it, but this just gives more incentive for me to help you stay around and succeed.

I'll be checking in on you regularly and helping guide you along the way. This is a little bonus that most people who join do not get. 

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