Wealthy Affiliate Changes 2020

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What are the Wealthy Affiliate Changes 2020?

Wealthy Affiliate is growing and changing as always but this year there are even bigger changes. The world is changing so  we must change with it. There has never been a better time to start an online business than right here and now.

Today we are looking at:

  • Working from home in a pandemic
  • The new pricing
  • About the new pricing
  • About the platform
  • The benefits of WA
  • The training
  • The community
  • The future

Working from home in a Pandemic

We have yet to see anything like this current pandemic. Hopefully it won’t happen again but the chances are it will. With worldwide travel easily accessible to all, there’s a very real chance it could happen again.masked world Wealthy Affiliate Changes 2020 Viruses and diseases start spreading before we realise there is a problem. By the time we understand what is going on it is already spreading around the globe.

Life as we know it has changed drastically due to the pandemic with many countries in Lockdown trying to halt the spread.

Many companies have had to insist their employees work from home where possible. I believe that once this is over many companies will continue to encourage employees to work from home.

Previously many did not because of the concern their work force would not be focussed enough. Many were concerned they couldn’t have their regular productive meetings.

This Lockdown has proved to employers that this is not the case at all. Many of those working from home have reported much greater productivity without the distractions of being in an office and not wasting time on a commute to and from work. Meetings have gone ahead with technology utilised to assist. Now the companies realise that in many cases it is a better way of working.

There is a lot of good coming out of this already and more will come in the future. I suspect more businesses than ever will downsize their premises save on costs.

At this time, realising how easy online working is, more and more people are searching for work or a business so they can work from home all the time. It is an excellent time to make the leap. Get it started while you have more time and then build it up alongside your job until you are earning enough to be your own boss.

A lockdown is no one’s idea of Freedom but working from home is what many people dream of. Is freedom your goal?

The New Pricing coming

After May 11th 2020  the new pricing at Wealthy Affiliate will look like this:

  • Premium Yearly = $495 per year (NEW PRICE)
  • Premium Twice Yearly = $234 per 6 months (REMOVED)
  • Premium Monthly = $49 per month (UNCHANGED)
  • First Month Premium Monthly Offer = $19 First Month (UNCHANGED)

As you can see, the monthly price and first month price aren’t altered. The twice yearly pricing is no longer available and the yearly price has gone up.

About the New Yearly Pricing

Although the Premium Yearly price is going up there is more on offer. It made sense to go Premium before and if you look at industry standards and pricing it is still going to be a bargain to go Premium with the Yearly offer.

It just makes much more economic sense to pay yearly and business expenses are for many, tax deductible.

The full price Premium Yearly will include:

  • Free .com Domain.
  • $50 in Community Credits. 
  • $93 discount on paying month to month

So, what do you get for your money?

Everything works seamlessly to make working on your website/s easier. All the updates and integrations don’t affect the day to day usage for the members, it all goes on in the background.

Some features within the Websites platform here.

  • SiteBuilder
  • SiteContent
  • SiteComments
  • SiteHealth
  • SiteSpeed Extreme
  • SiteSupport
  • SiteEmail
  • SiteDomains
  • SiteMove

Hosting that’s State of the Art

Speed, security and reliability are all key with WA hosting, giving confidence that your website/s are on the most secure and fastest Managed WordPress Hosting platform in the industry. Comparable hosting to that received at Wealthy Affiliate could cost up to $250 per month, over $2,000 a year. It’s the comparisons that make me realise again how lucky I am to have found Wealthy Affiliate.Jaaxy Research Tools

Premium membership gives you access to Jaaxy Lite. This supplies unlimited keyword searches, alphabet soup searches as well as access to other platforms like Site Rank for your keyword, website and niche research needs.Jaaxy research tool

Some features available to you with Jaaxy.

  • Keyword Search
  • Keyword List Management
  • Search Analysis
  • Site Rank
  • Alphabet Soup Tool
  • Brainstorm Ideas

The Jaaxy platform also has changes and improvements planned for the coming months ahead.

Unlimited Training unlimited training Wealthy Affiliate Changes 2020

When you get access to Wealthy Affiliate you are getting access to many resources. This includes training through tutorials, courses and challenges, as well as a lot of training from community members. If community members find a better and or easier way of doing something, they will create a training for others to benefit from their knowledge. I often think that there must be at least one training on anything you could think of related to online business available on Wealthy Affiliate.

Get Access to this training:

  • Online Entrepreneur Certification (all 50 Lessons)
  • Affiliate Bootcamp (all 70 lessons)
  • Weekly Training Updates (Tutorials, Videos, Live Classes)
  • Access to All Future Premium Training Content
  • Access to All Expert Blog Posts (tons of value weekly)

Live Classes

I must confess that as yet I haven’t actually made it to one of the live classes though I have watched and benefitted from some of them after the fact. It’s mainly because of the time difference. It’s getting late here by the time a lot of webinars run, so I have to see them after the fact. I don’t miss out though, they are always available to be watched.

The Live Events are very popular. I have often seen references to them the following day in a variety of blogs sharing snippets they learnt.

  • 52 Weekly Live Classes Per Year (100% value)
  • 400+ Hours of Past Classes
  • Unlimited Class Replays
  • Cameo Live Classes

The Community

There is a lot of expert help available at Wealthy Affiliate. It is home to some of the top affiliate marketers and internet entrepreneurs in the world. You can access that help via the Live Chat area, the comment platform and by asking questions of the community as a whole.community support

It’s amazing to think that there are literally thousands of years worth of experience  within the community and they are helping others every day.

We are a global community here at WA with people from every country in the world, with all different levels of experience and interests that are interacting and networking every day. it is the largest affiliate marketing community in the world with over 2.2 million members at this time.

There is of course the help you will receive from your mentor, the person you sign up through. Not all will stay in contact or even check in regularly but there are many who will. I feel this is an important part of the help available. Some will offer access to a course they have made or an ebook as a bonus to entice.

The Future is Bright for Wealthy Affiliate Members

The Wealthy Affiliate platform continually evolves and grows. The owners are very hands on and listen to their members ideas, implementing them and integrating them into the platform, constantly improving everything they can.

There are many improvements coming for 2020 and the next year. In fact the plans include the entire decade before us, to keep up with and ahead of changes online and in technology.

Would you like to become a member of Wealthy Affiliate?

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Why not join for FREE to have a look at what is on offer. You do NOT get asked for a card of any sort. If you don’t get excited about your ability to build a business once inside, then its not for you. If you aren’t prepared to work hard and give as much time as possible, then it’s not for you.

However if you are prepared to do those things, if you are excited about having your own online business, then you are in the right place.

Should you decide to join through one of the l.inks on this page then I will become your mentor. I do not offer a set bonus as you may be a complete beginner or already have some knowledge of what it entails to build a website or have an online business. So 1 or more ebooks I have available could be helpful. Or maybe at the beginning you just want to get started and have me answer questions and give advice that will make your learning a little easier.

Want to know a bit more about Affiliate Marketing first. Read this POST!

Ready to find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? It’s right here. Click on the picture or the link below. See  you inside!!

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Learn about Affiliate Marketing

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The easy and basic version for those who are only just discovering and want to learn about affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

It’s a way of earning money online.

It works as a business, you apply to companies that appeal to you or have products in your chosen niche. You then become affiliated with the company if they accept you and then you promote their products for them.

They will supply you with advertising material such as banners and make links available to you, with your special code, so that each company knows who the traffic or sales come from.

When someone clicks on a link to a product and then buys, whether it’s digital or an actual physical product, the affiliate can earn a small commission from the sale.

It sounds simple and that is the basic premise but it takes hard work getting to that point. There are many online who say it’s easy, you can earn thousands a week while only working 2 hours per week. That is not realistic at all.

The reality is lots of training and many hours of hard work. If followed correctly the training works very well but it won’t happen overnight. Many try it for a month or two and give up saying it doesn’t work, having done very little of the training or put in much time. If you want to earn well, then you need to put in the time and  effort.

 

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform for affiliate marketing. You can join at no cost, have a look round, try out the basic training and see what you think. wealthy affiliate Learn about Affiliate Marketing

There is no pressure to become a paying member. Though if you join within the first 7 days you get the first month at half price. If you decide to stay on you can pay monthly or yearly. Yearly  means you save quite a bit, so if you can do that it’s much more economical, but of course it depends on individual circumstances and how you feel about what there is on offer.

When I joined I was highly sceptical but the quality of the free training won me over, along with the welcoming community. Once I went to Premium and  saw what training was on offer for paid members, how much there was available and how comprehensive it is, I was hooked.

Building a website or starting one with the free training was exciting and then continuing on was even better. I couldn’t believe my luck and knew there and then I was staying.

What do you learn?

You learn how to build a wordpress website.

First of all though you have to decide what your website will be about.  You select a topic and narrow it down in to a niche which is a smaller more select area of the overall topic.

With that decided, next comes a name for your website.

I always avoided WordPress as it looked so complicated, so went for easier options. With the right training however, that is done step by step, even I could manage it. Being able to stop  and start the video to complete each piece was brilliant. Some parts I found easy but other sections I had to go over a few times until the penny dropped.

The sense of accomplishment was amazing.

Additions to your site

You learn about the best themes to use, to get your site looking the way you want it. Though you first start with a more limited selection on the free starter membership, still quite a few though, to choose from. At this stage you tend to use the first one that appeals, which is fine at this stage as you are just keen to have a website.

There are Plug ins that come with your website, basic ones essential to the running of it.plug ins

Not real world plugs of course, plug ins that go right inside your website that help with the running of it.

There are an amazing amount of plug ins that will do various things for your website. Often you will see people recommending various ones but experience has taught me to check my stats before and after.

There is training on how to create content (blog posts) for your site, again, step by step the best way to set it out and how to add pictures and videos.

There is also a section of the Wealthy Affiliate site that has lists of companies wanting affiliate marketers, so you don’t even have to do that yourself unless you want to.

I also realised that it doesn’t stop at affiliate marketing any of your sites can be used for any business that you want to run.

You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, or be an affiliate marketer. Or you can incorporate all 3, its entirely up to you. The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.

How does it help me?

You can run any business you choose and you will have the help you need.dream big

You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, do coaching or be an affiliate marketer or anything else you fancy doing.

The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.

There is training on just about any business related subject you can think of . Not only official training but also many from long term members who find a better way of doing something or a different way that’s easier.

I am pretty sure that most things you want to know about will have at least one training available, if not more.

The Benefits.

From 16th March there are changes to the amount of websites offered.

  • 1 website with the free membership and 10 websites with the Premium membership.
  • It used to be 2 websites with the free starter membership and 50 websites with the Premium membership.

You get great website hosting along with  top notch Security to keep it safe.

Website Speed that is fabulous in this fast paced world where everything has to be instant. It gives a better user experience for your site visitors.

Reliability. A platform that is reliable, where the owners are accessible and despite being so successful are still ready to help should you have a problem.

Support. The site support is brilliant. The response is very fast and any problems solved quickly, occasionally the impossible takes longer but still gets solved.

The free starter membership with training to get you started along with a website. Well 2 at the minute, until 16th March.

Did I mention the amazing community that have helped me and others countless times? They are the human side of Wealthy Affiliate, along with the owners Kyle and Carson. They too are very accessible, giving help and advice to everyone. Plus they keep updating the platform and are  constantly making improvements

Conclusion

Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn all you need to know about starting a business, whether it’s affiliate marketing or a different type of business.Wealthy Affiliate banner

All the tools are there in one place to help you succeed. Then as backup you have an amazing community who will cheer you on with successes, commiserate with the mistakes and lift you up if you feel down.

And every day you will see blog posts on the site that inspire you. They also teach you and spark ideas for your site and for new blog posts.

They also encourage everyone to sign up for the free membership first, there are very few platforms that do that. Wealthy affiliate do it because they have nothing to hide. There aren’t any upsells. If you decide to go premium, which is your choice, that is what you will pay, your membership only.

You can buy domain names through Wealthy Affiliate but you can buy them elsewhere if you prefer and migrate them in, the same if you already own a domain name.

So overall there are many benefits to coming to Wealthy Affiliate and giving us a try. Check it out for free and see what you think. All you will have lost is a bit of time.

What you could gain, is a better future. So why not come and join us today? CLICK HERE!

Joining via my link on this page will ensure you get my assistance when needed, the benefit of my knowledge thus far and 2 ebooks to help you on your affiliate journey.


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How to Create an Online Business

Future written in scrabble tiles

It’s a new year and the start of a new decade and time to make a better future.

How do you do that? By creating an online business.

Time to make the future you want.

You don’t change things by doing what you’ve always done. So now it’s time to change that, to create the future you have dreamed of.

How can you do that?

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Can I learn how to create an online business?

First you need to learn how.

There are ways to learn for free with many You Tube videos on the subject as well as blogs. There are also websites offering free online courses if you Google it.

These of course are limited in the amount of information they give you as many are selling more extensive courses themselves.

That route can take a while as you piece together the different amounts of information.

I tried this way but it always felt as though something was missing. Which is certainly not helpful.

How can I afford a good course?

There are always ways to save cash once you decide you want to invest in yourself and your future.

Do you pay for TV subscriptions? How much do you pay and do you need them all?

Do you eat out or have Takeaways? How about coffee on your way to work? Make savings on lunch and take your food from home and use refillable water bottles.

You can shop around to reduce your utility bills.

Shop around to cut back on food bills. Do click and collect rather than pay a delivery charge.

You don’t have spare time.

When you work full time, it’s easy to instantly dismiss the idea of doing extra work at home but it’s how many successful entrepreneurs started out.

So think about it.

Do you play games online, on a console? Do you watch television programmes, films, box sets?

Do you see where I am going with this?

If you want to build a better future then you need to make changes. Instead of slouching in front of a screen dozing, why not put that time to good use in front of a screen that has you wide awake and keen to do more?

What would I do?

Training. Running up steps.

Training!

No, not that sort of training, though the word does make me think of running in particular and being pushed to the limit.

Though if you sit all day a bit of walking or running is not a bad way to have a break.

I mean a different sort of training.

Learning how to build a website, how to find a niche, to master SEO, Keywords, blogging, social media and more.

Training that seems endless, tough at times but is exciting too.

Building a basic first website is fun and gives a massive sense of achievement.

What is a niche?

Is a small part of a wider subject. Such as Health. This is a large subject so you narrow it down to something you are interested in.

Some examples of this one subject.

* Health & Beauty Aids Retail
* Health & Diet Foods Retail
* Health & Medicine
* Health & Wellness Programs
* Health Aids
* Health and Beauty
* Health Associations
* Health Care Plans
* Health Care Professionals
* Health Care Providers
* Health Clubs
* Health Food Stores
* Health Spas
* Healthy Gut
* Hearing Aid Audiologists
* Hearing Aids & Assistive Devices Retail
* Heart Disease

There are, of course, hundreds of possibles niches covering a wide variety of subjects.

What is SEO?

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation.

Basically how to get the search engines to see your blog posts and rank them.

The higher the ranking the more your posts and site gets seen by people searching for what you are writing about.

 

What are Keywords?

The particular words and phrases that people use when they are searching for a subject they want to know about. Using the right ones help your posts move up the ranks to get seen.

Think about when you do an online search. The better the words you put in, the more descriptive, the better the results. Keywords give good results from both sides.

What is blogging?

Writing a blog post or an article which is more commonly known as content to those that have a website and blog.  You write information about your niche, solving problems, writing reviews and anything else relevant to your subject.. To do that you need to do research, check facts, create good post titles and find good keywords.

Many think of blogging as writing something fun, perhaps about your day, adding some pictures and that’s it done. This is unbelievably far from the truth. Well it is when you are blogging for a business. 1 post can take many hours to create.

Read article writing tips HERE!

Social Media

social media

Not the sort of social media where you keep in contact with family and friends but business social media.

You need accounts with the main platforms to share your blog posts and create posts that interest people so they become followers.

Followers are important as through them your work gets a wider audience. When people like, share or  comment on your posts, they then get seen by others from their circles too.

Social media has an important part to play in running any online business. It’s not enough enough to have a business, you also need customers. That means you need to advertise your site, blog posts and anything you sell or items you recommend that your customers might need or are searching for.

It can help with reaching potential followers of your site and the all important traffic, while you are building your content and rising in the ranks of search engines.

 

How soon would I be earning?

That is a question that comes up a lot as you can imagine. Especially as many watch videos for ‘systems’ that promise fast set up and money coming in within hours or a few days. Then just a couple of hours a week to keep it going.

Many people have been caught out with these.

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Well the one I recommend doesn’t work like that.

It teaches you the basics then moves on to the more in depth training to help you build a business that will last and grow. It’s focussed on building a good solid foundation that can continue to grow well into the future.

The official training is excellent and very extensive and there is also an endless amount of training available from members you have been on the site for years.

Some have started earning small amounts after a few months, others have taken longer. It all depends on the amount of time you have to give to your fledgling business and how much effort you are willing to put in.

Have I earned anything yet? Small amounts which are nice and shows the training works but I didn’t expect more or even that just yet as other commitments reduce the time I have available. I do however spend every spare minute I have on it.

So what is my recommendation?

Wealthy Affiliate!

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It is a hosting platform that as well as offering training and offers you hosting on up to 50 websites, 25 domain and 25 non domain.

The site support is excellent, responds promptly and solves minor problems instantly, difficult mostly within an hour or two and the impossible takes a bit longer.

There is a very large supportive community, that is always available and very inspiring.

They offer a free starter membership to look around, have a go at building a website and doing some basic training, which I was impressed with when I started. It made me take the next step, which was signing up for a month of Premium membership, which costs $49 or £37.44p.

That gives you the chance to examine what else is on offer and check out the premium training.

For me, after a week, I knew this was what I wanted and where I wanted to build my business.

I always recommend that you try the free membership first.

Letting you know of changes coming very soon.

Upcoming Hosting Changes, March 16th, 2020

We are moving to updated hosting plans in preparation of some significant launches in May, and the introduction of a standalone Managed WordPress Brand being launched Summer 2020.

These are how the hosting updates look:

Starter Membership1 Website, Formerly 2 Websites

Premium Membership: 10 Websites Any Type (NEW), Formerly 25 Own Domains / 25 Free Websites

Price changes from May 12th and more up to date information on changes HERE!

Think you can’t do it?

I say you can! If at 64 I can learn this while running a small crafting business, running a home and caring for grandchildren, then you definitely can. It’s all about attitude and believing in yourself.

Try it for free and see what you think. You lose nothing by looking. Then if you like what you see, take the leap and invest in yourself and your future. You are worth it!

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Best Christmas Gift is a Better Future

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Did you/do you get lots of Christmas presents? Do you get yourself a present.

What would be a great present to give yourself? Any ideas? A weekend away, a newer car, a shiny expensive watch?

Well I truly believe that your best christmas gift is a better future. Think about it. A present to yourself that would last for years and grow too.

What would it be? How about learning how to create an online business?

How? Join those learning how to create a business online. You can build it alongside your job until it earns enough to give up your outside job. From there you have more time to build it up further.

Why would you want to?

As jobs disappear in the real world, shops closing down, companies encouraging people to work from home and downsizing offices, factory automation etc, more jobs appear online.

Doesn’t it make sense to get in and get started now, before your real world job vanishes?

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Maybe your job is safe for years to come but you are tired of working for someone else and want the freedom to decide your own hours. It makes family life much easier because you can spend more time with them by working when they aren’t about.

Perhaps it has long been a dream to have your own business but held back because of startup costs. A big concern in the real world, not so much online.

How would I get started?

I recommend learning everything you need to know with proper training courses.

WHY?

never stop learning.

Experience!

Ten years ago I started a craft business, I was naive and hadn’t been on the internet much. Hadn’t even set foot on the social media platforms and No, not even Facebook.

I could have been successful much sooner had I had the benefit of training. Instead I learnt it slowly, very slowly as helpful people suggested I get an FB business page, told me I needed Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest and when it appeared Instagram. 

Most things I learnt the hard way. It took me 4 years to start making a decent profit.

So I suggest the training to help you.

What will I learn?

I am learning at Wealthy Affiliate which has very comprehensive training.

Training will cover all aspects you need such as building a wordpress website and you get to build your site gradually as you learn which makes it much easier. If you don’t quite get something, you can go over it again and again until you do.

You learn about niches and how to create content for your site using keywords, how to get ranked in google using SEO. How to bring traffic to your site, how to become an affiliate for other companies or they have a training section to be an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate.

There is a vast amount of training on every subject, too many to list here, not just those supplied by Wealthy Affiliate but many more from long term site members. 

You will also learn about the community and find out first hand how wonderful they are. Always there to answer questions, to help with problems, to celebrate the wins and commiserate when something doesn’t go right.

Most of all they inspire every day, encouraging you to keep going and reach those goals.

What will it cost?

It’s Free to join, no credit or debit cards required.

Upcoming Hosting Changes, May11th, 2020

We are moving to updated hosting plans in preparation of some significant launches in May, and the introduction of a standalone Managed WordPress Brand being launched Summer 2020.

These are how the hosting updates look:

Starter Membership1 Website, Formerly 2 Websites

Premium Membership: 10 Websites Any Type (NEW), Formerly 25 Own Domains / 25 Free Websites

 

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What you get.

There is training to do, 10 lessons teaching the basics and you get to have a go at building a website and more. It’s the best way to join, then you can look around, try it out and see how you feel.

Becoming a Premium member opens up a whole new world of training.

If you decide to go Premium within 7 days, the first month is usually less than half price at $19.

I went that route.

Free, to check it out as I had no intention of being scammed.

Then the bargain month, so that I could be really sure of what I would be getting.

When I was a couple of weeks into the paid month I knew, without any doubts, that this was what I wanted to do.

That this site could provide everything I needed for the business I wanted to create.

Being a Premium Member!

Is it hard work? YES!

Is there lots of support and help available? YES! Both excellent site support and community support.

Will I quickly be earning lots of money? NO! 

This training is to build a long term business with a solid foundation that will grow year by year, as long as you put in the hours and the work. Basically you get out what you put in.

Do little work and you will get  very little back, its as simple as that.

Are You Ready to Invest in Yourself?

I was so 100% sure this was what I wanted to do, that I decided to pay for a years membership. It was so much more cost effective and it showed I was serious, myself as well as the world.

I decided to invest in myself as a gift to myself. To take a step forward into a better future. I am building my business step by step, to get the future and lifestyle I want.

Want to Learn about Affiliate Marketing and starting a business Online?  Go HERE.  Or HERE.

Want to see my 6 month Review? Click HERE

wealthy affiliate membership link.

How about you?

Are you ready to start creating the future you want? Will you invest in yourself and your future?

I don’t offer giveaways you’ll never get round to using, for joining via my link. I offer support if its needed, access to what I have learnt to answer any questions you may have.

 


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Just Over Broke

Gloomy future

The Future is YOURS.

Interesting idea, right? Is that possible?

Does yours  look Murky or Bright?

We are taught by teachers and parents that we learn, get a job, struggle for years to become independent, have our own place, continue the struggle until eventually it’s not so much of a struggle.

Shouldn’t we be taught that the world is there to explore and horizons there to be expanded. We should be saying, I can, not I can’t, or, I will have a go, I will try. Think outside the box, life is more exciting that way.

It’s time to push back the narrow walls defining your life and open it up to new experiences, a new way of working and living.

What does J.O.B mean?

I have often heard people say it means Just Over Broke! 

Hamster wheel

Is that really the best way to live? Do we really want to spend our whole lives on a treadmill just about keeping about keeping our heads above water financially? Never  quite having enough to live the life we want without going in to debt.

Maybe you are in debt, the wage never  being quite enough for basic expenses. Then you have newspapers, TV and social media online constantly telling you that life is about meals out, holidays and long weekends away. If you fall into the trap of believing it, you end up in debt that makes the struggle even harder.

It’s like a never ending treadmill or rather, more like a hamster wheel.

SO, why are you here?

Because you are tired of the never ending hamster wheel I suspect.

Is there really a better way? YES there is! Can you really earn enough to give up the job you are tired of. The one where no matter what you do, you are never appreciated. The one where the more you do the less you are thought of. The one that never pays enough so you are trapped in the endless barely surviving mode.

The Just Over Broke mode.

Now you are searching. Maybe just started or maybe you have been looking for a while.

If you have been looking for a while you will have seen the endless ‘systems’ talked about on video’s showing either a big house and sports car, or a beach scene with someone on a laptop.

They look tempting those offers. Many say you will start earning within a few days. So you start thinking that yes it’s a big outlay but you could make that back within a couple of weeks. Maybe you did do that and lost your money, hopefully you didn’t.

So what can you do?

There are choices.

Figure leaning on a question mark.

Making something to sell such as crafts.

For this you need to either set up shop on a big site, have your own website to sell from or some people sell direct from Facebook and or other Social Media.

I have done this for years.

It takes time to set up a shop with all the photos, writing the listings etc but once that’s done, if you are selling the same things you can copy the listings and adjust accordingly so that gets easier. You need time to advertise on social media to keep the orders flowing in. And it can take a few years to get established and selling well.

Many also do craft markets in their local area to increase sales. Pricing is very important to ensure you earn enough for time and materials used.

What else is there?

Selling products you buy in bulk to sell on via a shop on a big  or website as above. Many people do this and earn a decent wage once established. You do need to have space to store the stock though.

If you don’t have storage space then Dropshipping is another option. Finding a wholesaler with products you are happy to sell via a website. It helps to write blog posts about the products and many experienced dropshippers suggest buying and testing products first to ensure the quality. That of course is personal choice, plus if you aim to sell a large array of products, it could get expensive.

There are sites where you can do freelance writing. I haven’t ever done this but apparently it doesn’t pay that well or you would need to be doing it a while to get better paid I imagine.

There are jobs online doing research, paid surveys,  tutoring, product testing and more. If you google online jobs there are sites you can sign up to and find out more.

Then there is affiliate marketing which I also do.

Are you ready to stop being J.O.B?

This is a good time to be going into business online. More people than ever are working from home, whether for a company or for themselves.

crowd of people.

The current world population is 7.7 billion people.It’s fascinating to see the numbers changing. See HERE for the Live Numbers!

There were 4.39 billion internet users  in January 2019 and they are increasing constantly.

This was a 9 percent increase of  366 million since January 2018. I suspect it may be a bigger increase by January 2020.

There were 3.48 billion social media users in January 2019. The worldwide total had grown by 288 million, 9 percent again, since January 2018. Again, the figures continue to increase.

As you can see the expansion rates are phenomenal. Internet users are constantly increasing which means more customers.

There was an estimated 1.92 billion global digital buyers in 2019. I expect that figure has grown now we are in November 2019.  That’s a massive amount of potential customers that just keeps right on growing.

Which do I recommend?

At this point it depends what you want to do. Are you ready to build a business?

Whichever direction you decide to take for a business I would recommend  Wealthy Affiliate without hesitation.

Just for the training alone it’s worth it, especially the Premium membership. Without Premium, free version, you get training and learn to build a website and much more, 10 modules in all. Plus 2 websites hosted on the WA site.

With Premium you get 50 websites, 25 can be domain names, all hosting is in the price too. Site Support is 24/7. Community members come from all over the world so there are always many people to answer questions and chat to. The level of community support is phenomenal. The training is excellent and longer term members create new training for anyone who want’s to learn more about any given subject. There are so many advantages to going Premium.

I always advise that anyone considering this should sign up to the free version first. No credit oe debit card needed. Go in, have a look around and build that first website.

That is a definite thrill. I had never ventured into WordPress territory because it looked so complicated yet I managed it and was amazed how quickly I had a basic website up and running, ready to be improved the way I wanted it.

Ready to try it?

Free starter Mebership to Wealthy Affiliate.

If so go and sign up for the free version. If you love it or want to know more, there is usually the first month at half the monthly price.

Don’t jump into the full price monthly or yearly though as on Black Friday, 29th November 2019, Wealthy Affiliate is having it’s yearly offer of $299.00.

Once bought at this price you get to stay at that amount for as long as you are a member. Plus there are added bonuses gained with buying at that time. If you want to know more check it out HERE!

 

What do you think are you ready to give it a go, to take charge of your life and future? If so, I will see you in there.

Be quick if you want to take the leap as changes are afoot.

Upcoming Hosting Changes, March 16th, 2020.

NEW! Price changes 12th May 2020. See HERE!

We are moving to updated hosting plans in preparation of some significant launches in May, and the introduction of a standalone Managed WordPress Brand being launched Summer 2020.

These are how the hosting updates look:

Starter Membership1 Website, Formerly 2 Websites

Premium Membership: 10 Websites Any Type (NEW), Formerly 25 Own Domains / 25 Free Websites

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What is your Passion

Passion led us here

What is YOUR passion?

What do you most like to do? Most LOVE to do?

Sport, outdoor or indoor?

Your home and or garden?

Making things? Crafts of some sort?

Painting. Are you an Artist?

Reading? Are you a prolific reader?

Do you write? A blog, stories, journal, recipes etc?

Perhaps you have many interests you pursue. When you lose interest in one you move on to the next. It saves you getting bored.

Discover your passion.

If you have many interests or even just a few how do you discover your passion?

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What do you talk about the most? Which one lights a fire within you and which hobby/pastime/interest do you spend most time and money on?

We have all heard people talk about something with real passion. They light up with the excitement it gives them to pass on what they know. They love it so much they feel everyone should want to do it too. That’s real passion!

Your main passion will be the one thing you do that you cannot and do not, give up entirely, even when other things catch your interest.

How to find passion?

What if you spend most of your time working and have been for many years to build your career? What is your passion then?

Could it be the work you do or have you reached the point of realising there is more to life than work? So many of us reach a point of knowing we no longer want to work for someone else. That we want to enjoy life more. Be able to dictate the hours worked, around families and other interests. Plus, those long hours can be better spent building your own business and creating your own fortune rather than for someone else.

So you have reached that point or at the very least, are starting to think about options, otherwise you wouldn’t be searching.

So if you haven’t had time to enjoy hobbies/pastimes, what have you done to unwind? TV, Cinema, reading, online or offline games, walking,  swimming, meditating, yoga, anything at all? Anything you made time for could become a passion.

Why do we want a passion?

Because a passion could become a business.

If you love what you do, it’s not such hard work. The long hours won’t matter, the time it takes to set it up and then for it to build, won’t matter. You will be working towards your own future and that alone will make it worth it. Add in doing something you love and you will gladly graft all those long hours.

Also a passion makes an excellent niche for a business website.

Why does that matter?

It will be much easier to write about something you are passionate about. You will have many blog posts you will fill easily. You won’t run out of ideas of subjects to write about.

Why would you need to write?

Nowadays if you sell anything you need to write about it. This is commonly known as blogging. If you go searching you will find blogs on every subject under the sun.

There is plenty of competition so you need to catch people’s interest enough for them to read a post all the way through and then want to come back. You need to build a following and trust. Your readers need to be able to trust what you say.

What is your Passion

If you are writing about a subject you know well and it’s an interest of theirs, they will understand that you know what you are talking about. This starts to build trust and will bring them back. Then when you recommend something you have they will be more inclined to buy.

This is a new and better version of the salesman. Where they would spot you, talk at you, drone on about facts and figures and bore you to tears until you couldn’t wait to escape.

We are the sales people now but times have changed, now we need to be interesting, passionate about what we do and capture the persons interest from the outset.

We need to have the answer they seek, to solve a problem they have, to help in any way not necessarily by selling them something, just helping because we can. Yes we are running a business but we are human beings too, put on this planet to help each other.

 

What now?

You have a passion, want to work for yourself and definitely like the idea of working from home. Yes? No commute, late trains or  buses jam packed or traffic jams, irate drivers, accidents, delays, boredom and most of all, so much time wasted. Not so bad on a train, you can start work, if you have a seat.

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How many hours are wasted. What’s the commute, an hour each way? Even a bus ride into the city can take nearly that long for me. Love the house a bit early, just in case the bus is early and walk to the bus stop, wait in the queue, takes time when it’s busy. If it’s commute time in the morning, everyone going to work, the traffic is non stop and holds the bus up. You finally reach your destination, get off and walk to your place of work. Sound familiar?

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Same with trains. It’s not just the journey time, it’s how long it takes to get to the station, the wait for the train etc. Then it’s the same in reverse returning home.

Bet that working from home is sounding very attractive right now, especially for those who’s commute is even longer.

Can’t afford to leave the job?

What do you do then? Start building a business in your spare time like countless people before you.

No business takes off overnight, it takes hard work and a lot of hours just to get it started. Does it still sound attractive? If so then you decide what you want to do. No idea? That’s okay, I know a brilliant place that will teach you all you need to know about business, show you how to build a website, how to blog, all about SEO, google rankings, social media and ……….

What?

You thought social media was just for keeping up with family and friends. Ahhh ……. and google is just there to answer questions. You have much to learn.

It will be fun, exciting, tiring, frustrating and wonderful.

Where to go?Free starter membership

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This site I know is Wealthy Affiliate. Ostensibly it is for affiliate marketing, a rapidly growing area of work online. You advertise other people’s products and earn commissions if those people buy through your links. That’s the simplified version.

The one of the best things about this site is the training, it’s easy to follow and the videos can be stopped and started as you build your shiny new website. No losing your place and starting over. If you didn’t quite get it, go back and see it again. Even I could do it.

Am I biased about this company? You bet I am. After months and months of searching, watching endless videos that ended with a push to buy some system or another that would supposedly make me a fortune overnight I was very wary, expecting yet another scam.

But unlike every other ones I saw, this one let me sign up for free, not a debit card in sight and then get to start building a website. I got to look around, talk to people, was welcomed warmly and offered assistance at every turn. No other I had come across even allowed a peek at what was on offer without handing over a few hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Is Wealthy Affiliate any good?

I joined back in March, signed up for Premium membership in April and I still love every minute of it. Am I earning yet? No but it takes time to build and this year I have limited time to work on my sites. Did I mention I now have 5 websites?

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And I am loving every minute of it. YES! Is it plain sailing? No! When I come up against a problem I ask the community and/or the site support. Works every time.

I have time for my family, I go to visit different ones for 3 -4 days each month. One over a long weekend, Thursday to Monday, 2 others for 3 days each time during the week.

I couldn’t do that with a regular job. With this work, the laptop goes too.

Read my 6 month Review HERE!

If you want a better future, work you can fit around your family, now is the time to begin. It will take time to build up but it’s better to be working towards your future than staring at a TV screen every evening.

Try it for free. Join, have a look around and decide for yourself. If it’s not for you, just leave. You’ve lost nothing by looking. Or you could find a whole new passion, introducing your passion to others!

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How are Wealthy Affiliate doing

trust yourself How are Wealthy Affiliate doing

So, 4 weeks in:

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How are they doing?

Are they the real deal? How are Wealthy Affiliate doing?

I decided to sign up with Wealthy Affiliates,  it was free after all.  I didn`t expect much.

There was the free level and then you could upgrade to Premium which offered so much more for a monthly fee. Still  sceptical I waited to be pressured to upgrade.

No pressure! Hmmmm.

Instead I was being welcomed and offered training. Clearly suspicious!

What sort of scam was this?

I stayed to check them out to decide once and for all.

The community was so welcoming with offers of help. Maybe it wouldn`t last perhaps this was to draw me in.

I started on the training and was amazed how straightforward it was. Step by step website building. I could watch a step on the video, stop it and then carry it out on my site. Sounds a long way of doing it but it worked well for me as I am not ‘techie’ minded. I have never built a wordpress site before despite selling online for nearly 10 years.

They seemed so complicated to create, I avoided trying.

I had a week to decide whether I wanted to join Premium for half price for the first month. As the week went on I was so excited about the amount I was learning I decided to go ahead. It was only for the 1 month though! (Still sceptical)

This shows what you get for which plan.How are Wealthy Affiliate doing 8

 

You don’t have to join Premium, I think some do stay on the starter plan longer. Me? I love to learn and I want to succeed. The greater the knowledge the better chance I have.

What support is available?surround yourself with successful people

Would probably be easier to say what isn’t!

I have asked questions and had several very helpful answers very quickly.

Personal mentoring is available, though not tried that.

There is Live chat, for help and encouragement. (I’ve had a look but not taken part yet)

The community as a whole is very supportive We are encouraged to grow a network, which means you have a pool of people who get notifications when you ask a question or post a blog etc. The bigger the network  the larger the pool.

Training

Training Videos, take you through each part step by step to build your knowledge. Trained affiliates also create training videos on all manner of subjects. If you are keen to increase your knowledge, this can feel like being a kid in a sweet shop, being told you can have as much as you like.

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I find myself watching and then implementing all sorts of information. As soon I I learn it, that’s it, I’m off to the social media site in question, or my website or Google console, to carry out the instructions.

I have a sneaking suspicion that much of it is in the training I’m doing. I would get through it faster if I focused more and stopped rushing off here and there because I want to know everything right now!

There are also weekly Live Classes (and 100’s of hours of replays). I haven’t attended any of these yet so cannot wax lyrical about them. That’ something else that I will go into once I learn about it first hand.

Affiliate Bootcamp!

I am doing the Affiliate Bootcamp training to start with, to be an Affiliate for WA. I have nearly finished the first training course of 7. Each part has 10 video lessons, so it’s a comprehensive course.

I now have a wordpress website created by ME! I am very proud of myself  for having achieved that much. Step by step I will be improving it and my knowledge as I work through the various levels.

Keyword Research Tool.

I have found this tool very useful for keywords but it has many more uses too, so far I have mainly used it for keywords and not looked at all the other useful things it does. I will let you know about the other uses as I discover more.

Jaaxy keyword research tool

What else is there?

Below is a list of all the other things you get by being part of WA.  I will go through these in future blogs as I learn all about them. I prefer to talk about what I know because I have used it or taken part in it rather than looking up the information and adding it without knowing firsthand.

  • Ambassadorship Program
  • Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • The Affiliate Program
  • Networking
  • Building Websites
  • Website Performance Tools (SiteRubix)
  • Website Engagement Platform (SiteComments)
  • The Hosting Platform
  • Site Content Writing Platform

Summary

So far I am loving WA. The training is amazing, so easy to follow.

The community is fantastic, questions are answered quickly even if they seem daft. I am very new to this world of affiliate marketing so I get stuck on something that I figure must be obvious to others. But, a very big BUT, I still need to know and ask anyway.

There is no mockery of my ignorance, just kindness and answers. In my opinion, considering how people can be online nowadays, that is amazing.

Anyway… the upshot is….. ta da……….. drum roll………..!

I intend to sign up for a year when my first month is up. Want to read more first? Go HERE!

 

Want to have a look for yourself?wealthy affiliate banner

What have you got to lose? Nothing at all.

What can you gain? Knowledge, without paying anything.

You know what they say?

Knowledge is Power!

Want to have a look and join for free? Click HERE! or on the picture.

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My Quest to learn Affiliate Marketing

A quest sounds very noble, rather grand and even quite exciting. Sounds as though I am looking for the holy grail doesn’t it? But what is my quest to learn affiliate marketing about really and why?

How it all began!

My Quest to learn Affiliate Marketing

In a far off galaxy ………

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many aeons  ago ………….

……………….

No, not really………

It began with my adult daughter telling me I should be an “influencer” because I had over 20,00 twitter followers.

An Influencer: a person able to influence potential buyers of a product or service by promoting or recommending the items on social media.

I was none the wiser. Her information? Lots of people do it and lots of companies hire influencers. 

Me: Where can I get information?

Response: Online. You just do some tweets and get paid if people buy whatever you are advertising!

Sounds easy, I can do that. But was it? No of course not!

The next step!

But as time went on and I researched, looked at different companies and joined one. I had to set up an account, then set up a page to attract customers. I had no idea what I was doing. Couldn’t  find anything to walk me through the process either. Everywhere I went on the internet pop ups from their app would appear for me to tweet. Yes, I tweeted those tweets for them in the hope of gaining something, even encouragement would have been nice. After a few weeks I stopped tweeting them.

After 3 months of nothing, I emailed them to inquire about next or further steps.  Was I surprised when I didn’t get any response? A bit but I tried again, still nothing. So I deleted my account and the app and that was it.

I was essentially advertising their wares and their customers wares for free. You live and learn.

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So that was a dead end!

But I am stubborn, I would find out more if possible. I would keep going regardless.

I might have reached a dead end but at least all I had wasted was  time and effort, not cash.

The Quest.

My Quest to learn Affiliate Marketing 11 I had no intention of giving up just because one avenue was a dead end.

I intended to buckle up and get right

back on the horse.

This had become a quest for knowledge. There had to be honest companies, after all a lot of people were already doing this and working online.

I wanted to find the holy grail of my particular quest. A real company with a way of working to earn money and didn’t con people to earn that wage.

It couldn’t be that hard, could it?

The information was out there somewhere, I just had to find it.

I started finding references to affiliate marketing and compared it with being an “Influencer”. They didn`t seem that different to me, plus being an affiliate marketer seemed as though it was more of a job to do and earn from.

I had no idea what it entailed but how hard could it be? I had started watching loads of videos that touted the amazing lifestyle that came with working a couple of hours a week.

I spent months researching for information on affiliate marketing. I wanted to learn but everything I came across offered the world for payment but had no substance.
I was starting to get very disillusioned by it all.

Then I started reading blogs on the subject. Once I started I found loads of them about various companies. Some were touting a particular “system” of their own. Others did comparisons to show you what was out there. Many others were writing about ones that were scams. If you have been seriously looking for information you will have come across lot’s of these too I expect.

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Some of course touted everything except their own system as a scam.

Or they pushed for the one they got most commission on.

It can be very disillusioning. One saying this is fantastic and another saying don’t touch it, its a scam.

There were constant choices did I go in that direction or this, take that path or the other one. I kept reaching a crossroad. Several directions with no clear idea which way

I didn’t want to waste time on leads that went nowhere but on the other hand I could miss out on a prime opportunity by not exploring every avenue.

So I kept looking, checking out every path just in case.

The main thing was, that I didn’t give up.

Wealthy Affiliates?

So the search continued over the months. The same name kept coming up over and over again. I followed the trail, finding out everything I could about it and it led me to Wealthy AffiliatesRead an early review I did after 4 weeks HERE!

and another review 6 months further on HERE!

All I had seen about this company sounded good but by now I was sceptical of everything. So I had a quick look and left. Looked pretty good but was it?

You could join for free. That was good right? Cash I intended to find out as much information as I could before the demands for money started coming in because it always happened. Didn’t it?

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I congratulated myself on a good strategy.

I joined ……. started learning ……. and ………………

I was hooked.

I learnt so much in a short time, I decided I would give the half price for one month offer a try, to see what premium is like. No way was I going to pay more. Just that one month only! The premium might not have much more, the best might be in the free bit to hook you in, it was probably a lot of hype. (I thought).

I was wrong. The premium training was even better, so much to learn, it was amazing, brilliant, fantastic.
And…… too late….. I was completely hooked, totally caught by the fantastic training and amazing community.

The Real Deal

They really were and are, the real deal. Free starter membership

Just over 3 weeks down the line and I have a wordpress website and blog. I thought they would be complicated and had always avoided it but it turns out that with step by step training, even I can do it.

Now when my half price month is up I intend to sign up to the yearly Premium membership. I figure that by the time the year is up I will have several sites up and running and the yearly fee will be a very minor expense.

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Searching for online work is a journey

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So…….. you have been searching for work online…….

You may have heard, like I did, that there are more and more jobs online. They increase as the real world ones disappear. Searching for online work is a journey you start out on and then it gets complicated.

You start out innocently, unaware of what`s out there. Yes there is work but much seems to be poorly paid. You can earn more as a writer but it takes time to build a up a good reputation

What did you find? There are an awful lot of so called ‘opportunities’ out there. How do you sort the wheat from the chaff? So many people have lost  money to those “opportunity’s”. By the time you have been looking for several months you can become very jaded and no longer recognise a genuine opportunity.

I did learn that if it said any of these: “You can be earning money within 24/48 hours. By the end of the week you will have earned thousands. Yes it seems to be expensive but you will earn that back in days.” Then you should  avoid them like the plague.

It`s not easy at all trying to find something legitimate.

Research

So you do research, click every link that`s relevant. Put in endless searches, read blogs that compare the different platforms. On Facebook every other post has now become an advert for that dream life. Click on one once and you get more of the same with slight variations touting the get rich quick scheme with the fabulous lifestyle.Sunny beach Searching for online work is a journey

Do they get bored sitting on a beach all day, every day. How do they manage to see their laptop screen with all that bright sun

You watch the endless free videos! They say… ‘You can earn mega money working online for 2 -3 hours a week’. Some say:

‘1-2 hours is all it takes’ and they sound very plausible.

You get to see the supposed earnings all laid out. Amazing.

There they are, on  a beach in Bali/Hawaii (those are favourites) or anywhere that looks idyllic. Sometimes you see several different ‘system’ videos and they all look alike, same beach, same people. Funny that, pretty sure they can’t be actors. Can they? Hmmm. Not real then if they are. More proof!

The other ones!


Or you see someone standing in front of a big house beside an expensive sports car……… Sound familiar? Yep, me too. Seen quite a few of those. The one where the guy is working away at a table in a big kitchen of what you are supposed to think is his house. 

When you see one of those, check out the background. Very bland, nothing personal anywhere. It looks immaculate. Gosh, it wouldn’t be a film set would it? Or a country house/room in a hotel hired for a  few hours?

They always paint a picture of a wonderful life in far flung places, with or without families. Sitting on a beach, blue sky, a few fluffy tiny white clouds drifting, a beautiful view that shows where they are, a cocktail standing on the table. Oh and don’t forget the laptop there in full view.

Doesn`t that look and sound divine? Something to aspire to? All yours for so little effort, the picture with the laptop, sitting under a palm tree or parasol, a fabulous lifestyle. Yours , apparently, for the minimal effort of a couple of hours a week to attain and keep the lifestyle going.

Is it Real?

I thought it looked good, half  believed it, really wanted to believe it. It just didn’t quite ring true somehow. Especially the part about the hours required, I was prepared to work hard to achieve success. The trouble was, nothing more was offered to help you without paying out a small fortune. No glimpse of what was on offer for you to evaluate first. Could this be because there wasn’t any substance to it? I really didn’t know except there were alarm bells ringing in my head saying no! 

Having spoken to others, I am so glad I didn’t override my intuition, otherwise I too would have been much poorer.

It was a lesson in human behaviour, my own and those offering their ‘system’.

Have you found anything interesting out there?

Have you wasted hours and lots of cash to follow the dream? Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Finally found what I sought

If you want to have a look and see where I ended up check this out. 

Wealthy Affiliate! I gave it a try because  it was free  to join.I  figured  I would  look  about  and  see  what was  on  offer.

I was cautiously impressed, then decided to take up an offer of a month at half price, to see if it would live up to the first impression.
Learn and Earn online with Wealthy Affiliate.

It did. I was very impressed with the quality of the training, the web hosting and the community.

I was so impressed I signed up for a year at the end of that first month because I knew that it was what I wanted to do.

You don’t have to only do affiliate marketing, you learn about loads more stuff than that. Whatever method you fancy running a business in, you can learn how and do it from one of the 10 websites available for you to use.

It is hard work, there is a lot to learn but the more you know, the easier it gets.

It costs absolutely nothing to look and evaluate. No card required to sign up. 

You can even learn to build a wordpress website, like I did, with the free training. Now that was very exciting.

Interested but want to read more first?  Go HERE! and then go HERE!

 

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