HOW TO START A BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET
I want to help those in need of supplemental income, and if you are looking for a source of additional income, you are in the right place–that includes retirees, students, couples, singles, stay-at-home moms and dads, and those still working but want to quit. Please do not take advantage of this program if you need money right now–it is not a “get-rich-quick scheme”. If you are still working, don’t quit your job until your site is monetized. It is about preparing you for your future.
The purpose of Wealthy Affiliate is to teach you how to build a business on the internet, and it will not happen overnight. A reasonable expectation might be 3 to 6 months…maybe more…it just depends on how much time and effort you are able and willing to put into it, but if you are willing to follow the training, you won’t be disappointed.
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How To Start A Business On The Internet
There are a number of routes you can take to earn income after retirement. You could seek part-time employment, but many of us have significant others that need attention or limitations ourselves, and that could impact working out of the home. You could go the craft route, but then you have to find a way to market them. You are reading this, so you have access to the internet. You and millions (or billions?) of your closest friends are connected to the ‘net day and night, 24/7/365. There is your customer base. Now, on to discover what you can do. One answer is Affiliate Marketing. Don’t know anything about it? Not a problem–that isn’t necessary–you will learn.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
One of the best ways to set yourself up for additional income is Affiliate Marketing, which is, basically, directing customers to businesses, and getting paid a commission for that service.
Now, you are telling yourself “I don’t know anything about Affiliate Marketing!!!” Not a problem at all–I didn’t either. I was looking for something to do online for additional income, and ran across Wealthy Affiliate. Click here for more on Affiliate Marketing.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online training process dedicated to teaching its members how to create a successful business online. Build your website…select your “niche” (subject of your website, something you are passionate about)…learn about keywords…attract traffic…the member community has 1.4 million members worldwide (193 countries), who, with owners Kyle and Carson, and Live Training Coach Jay and a staff of 25, are focused on giving each one of us the skills to be successful online.
No experience at this? Not a problem, that is what Wealthy Affiliate does–teach those with no experience, and help those that have it.
“OK”, you’re thinking,”what’s the cost? I know there has to be a cost.”. The cost to find out if Wealthy Affiliate is for you is…wait for it…NOTHING!!! You join as a Starter Member for FREE (NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED!!!) with no time commitment. Yes, there is a Premium Level Membership for $49 per month, but although I recommend it, there is no requirement to upgrade at any time.
You may remain a Starter Member for as long as you like. The starter Membership is like test-driving a car…if you like it, and want to take it home with you, then you have to buy it…except the WA test-drive can be endless. I will be honest with you–the best value is the Premium Level membership which offers so much more, but you don’t have to go there if you don’t want to…but I predict you will want to. I elevated my membership to the Premium level at the end of my first week, and have never regretted it. My recommendation is for you to become a Starter Member, experience Wealthy Affiliate and its members, and then decide for yourself what is best.
14 Things You Get For Free to Start a Business on the Internet
Included in your Starter Membership:
- 2 free websites, hosted on Wealthy Affiliate’s siterubix.com platform, for as long as you remain a Starter Member
- Certification Course, Lesson 1
- Bootcamp Course, Lesson 1
- Live Chat for the first seven days
- 1-on-1 Coaching for the first seven days
- Site Domains–to find, register and manage domains that you desire to purchase
- Site Builder–to create your websites
- Site manager–to access you websites and Site Health
- Site Content–the writing platform for post/pages to your websites (I’m using it now) with Spell Check and access to over one million free images
- Create and edit your Wealthy Affiliate Profile
- Change your Wealthy Affiliate settings
- Be an Affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate (receive commission for new members that you bring)
- Use the search Bar
- Build a Network of Friends by Following other Members and reading their Blogs
“OK”, you say, “what’s the catch?” Well, actually, there is a catch. That catch is that although you can keep your free Starter Membership for as long as you want, when you see what you get in the Premium Level for $49 per month (among the industry’s lowest), you are probably going to want to upgrade to that Premium Membership… I sure did!!! Well, now you are wondering what the differences are between the Starter Membership and the Premium Membership. I’m going to show you:
Starter and Premium Comparison
Thinking about Premium? Read on to See the Additional Items Included:
- All included in the Starter Membership
- All Lessons in both of the Certification Courses
- Total of 50 websites
- 24/7/365 Site Support
- Access to nearly 3000 free themes to choose from for your website
- Website security (https://)
- Training videos and posts by co-owner Kyle and weekly live webinars (Webinars) by Jay, live Training Coach
- Platforms for Feedback and Comments on your websites from the Wealthy Affiliate member community
- Private messaging with other members and owners Kyle and Carson
- Mentoring by the Wealthy Affiliate Community
The 50 websites in the chart and list above are 25 free websites hosted on WA’s siterubix.com (the same hosting as the 2 in the Starter Membership), and 25 free websites hosted on your own purchased domains. You may purchase domains through Wealthy Affiliate or elsewhere and transfer them here. I have two free sites hosted on Siterubix.com and two on domains that I purchased through Wealthy Affiliate for $13.99 each annually.
If you are a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate, your commissions for bringing more members to WA are double those of the Starter Membership level. One thing to know about commissions paid for members brought to Wealthy Affiliate–they are only paid as long as the member brought in stays a member. If you become a member through my website, I have a vested interest in you becoming successful and remaining a member–see how that works? If I can’t answer your question (and I won’t be able to answer them all), I will certainly find someone that can!!!
What Does It Really Cost?
Here is what it costs me:
- Premium Membership, monthly, $49 (now equivalent to $24.92 per month–I took advantage of the Black Friday Yearly offer last Thanksgiving)
- Jaaxy Pro Level membership, Optional, $19, monthly (Jaaxy Lite is included free with your Premium Membership).
- Two sites on siterubix.com, $0 (nothing), as in FREE.
- My first domain purchased through Wealthy Affiliate, $13.99 annually.
- Two other domains purchased through Wealthy Affiliate, also $13.99 annually each.
As for Membership levels, there are only the two, Starter (FREE, NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED) and Premium.
In the new price structure a Premium Member still pays $49 per month, or $234 for 6 months (new, just added), or $359 for a year. The 6-Month plan equates to a monthly of $39, and the Yearly equates to $29.92 per month.
An update to my costs above–in November 2018 I chose to convert my membership to Annual, at the limited time Thanksgiving Black Friday sale price of $299, equivalent to $24.92 per month. I can’t say for sure, but I would guess that offer will be repeated in November 2019.
Wrapping It Up
With all the talk about the Premium level membership, you probably think I am going to suggest you just jump right into it. Well, no, actually. The biggest advantage to the Starter Membership is the ability to evaluate Wealthy Affiliate without the pressure of commitment of money or time, to be sure it is what you want to do. I am confident that WA has what you need to be successful, but at the end of the day, that is your decision. At the end of that first week you will know whether Wealthy Affiliate is the process for you, so I am not going to encourage you to make the jump if you are not sure…take more time, if you need it, you don’t have to leave.
Take a while to evaluate the process, and see what you think. You might want to take a look at my “How Can I Make Extra Income Online?
At the beginning, I said I wanted to help others in need of supplemental income–I hope I have done that. I would like to hear what you think about what you have learned to abut Wealthy Affiliate, and if you have questions or comments, please leave them below, and I will reply as soon as I can.
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