Your Key To Success: How To Become An Online Affiliate

More and more people are becoming intrigued with the idea of making money right from their home. Generating an additional income flow to their household would certainly be a huge help in paying off those bills that been hanging over our heads. Sound familiar?

One way that some are using to accomplish this goal is to become an online affiliate. An affiliate can be simply defined as someone who markets or promotes a product that belongs to someone else and then receives a commission when a buyer purchases this product. Interested in learning how to become an online affiliate? Keep reading!

How To Become An Online Affiliate: Step By Step

This process is not a complicated one, but it will take some initial planning on your part. There are a number of things you must have in place which I have listed below. Here are some details to consider:

  • Research (Product)
  • A platform to display your product or service
  • A vendor that will approve you as an affiliate
  • Marketing (Traffic)


This, without question, is the important step in finding success as an online affiliate. So what type of research am I talking about here? As an affiliate you must decide on which type of product that you plan to promote to earn commissions. In researching a product, you should consider finding answers to the foloowing questions:

  • Competition – Is the product you are considering to promote have a market? If so, how many other individuals are promoting the same product? Is the commission you will receive from the sale of the product worth your time and effort in promoting this product?
  • Platform – After researching and deciding on a product to promote, what next? You are going to have to establish a platform in which to provide information and promote your product. A blog website is a great place to do just this, where you will have complete control on how you choose to promote your product.

Offer your readers an honest review of your product, pointing out the pros and cons as well as mentioning where the product can be purchased, cost, and other important facts that you feel your readers should be aware of.

  • Vendor – In order to become an online affiliate, you first much receive approval from business or company (vendor) that will allow you to promote vendorsone of their products. These companies will have a set of guidelines and rules put in place that you must agree to before gaining acceptance.

Some vendors will ask to see your website before approving you as an affiliate. They like to see a website that has been properly set-up and one that is receiving some traffic to your site. If, for some reason you are denied  acceptance you can always try again later or look for another vendor.

Once you have been approved, you will be given an affiliate link that is unique to only you. This is the link that you should always use when promoting your product. Without it, any sale you make will not be credited to you.

  • Marketing – Before you ever start an online business, you must devise some sort of a marketing plan in order to maximize your level of success. How are you planning on getting potential customers to your site? How are you going to advertise?

There are a number of ways to gather online traffic but he best way to do so is by creating great content and by providing value to your readers. With work, you will be seen as someone that is trustworthy which will pay huge    dividends in the future.

Using social media is a great source to display and promote your product. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are just a few of the social media platforms that are available to you.


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1.) Free To Join Affiliate Programs

Many individuals, especially those new to the making money online concept, have a limited budget and just aren’t capable of investing a large sum of money into a new venture. As an online affiliate, there are plenty of vendors out there who will allow you to join their affiliate program at no cost to you. Zero start up cost!

2.) Work From Anywhere

How would you like to work as an online affiliate on the beach? Your favorite coffee shop? On a plane? Anywhere you have internet service can be considered a working place for you. The freedom associated with serving as an online affiliate should not be underestimated.

3.) Thousands of products to promote

Finding a product to market and sell should not be a problem, as there are quite a few vendors out there that will allow you to promote their product. I would recommend that you choose a product that you have actually used yourself or at least one you are familiar with.

4.) Unlimited Number Of Customers

Look at it this way: Let’s say you own a small candy store in a rural area. On a good day, you might get 15 to 25 customers that walk through that door. As an online affiliate you now have potential to reach hundreds if not thousands of potential buyers a day.

The number of potential buyers to your site requires a great deal of work on your part including a great marketing plan, but with time, it is doable. Supply great content, grow your brand, and provide value to your readers. Customers will come to your site!

5.) Multiple Streams of income

Another plus to becoming an online affiliate is the possibility of producing dollar signmultiple income streams by promoting a number of products within your chosen niche. Let me give you an example: As an affiliate, let’s say you are promoting and trying to generate money by selling sunglasses.

Ask yourself this question: What other product may someone have interest in who are looking to purchase sunglasses? What about sunblock? Lip Gloss? Hats? See the connection here? By choosing to promote these items along with the sunglasses, you know have an opportunity to produce multiple streams of income.

6.) Customer Service – No Worries

Good news here! As an online affiliate, you won’t need to concern yourself with such things as shipping, stock or customer complaints. All of these issues are handled directly by the vendor who has given you permission to promote their products online.

7.  Low Risk/High Reward

Most of the vendors you find out there will not ask for a fee to sell their products. This is especially beneficial to those looking to break into the area of affiliate marketing but have a limited budget to get started.

8.) Flexible Work Schedule

As an online affiliate, you decide how many hours you are willing to put into your online business. Like anything else you do, the more effort and committment you put forth will determine the degree of success you can obtain. Twenty hours a week? Two hours a day? These are questions only you can answer.


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1. Competition

In any business, there will always be a certain level of competition. This is no different for those in the online business. The more popular the product, the more competition you will find with individuals attempting to promote and make sales. Let me give you an example of this by entering ‘weight loss products’ in a Google search. Here is what you get:

Over 14 million results! Can you imagine as an online affiliate how tough the competition would be in this catagory? This is not to say that you won’t be able to make some sales in this area, I am only suggesting that you need to narrow down your product search. Perhaps something like, ‘ weight loss products for the elderly,’ or ‘weight loss products for children.’ This is why research is so vital as an online affiliate.

2.) Will Take Work

The degree of success with being an online affiliate will be directly related to the work you put in. Building an online business takes work and a gfreat deal of time. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! For those thinking a couple of hours a week will bring financial freedom will be in for a huge disappointment.

3.) Low Commissions

The commissions you receive from most vendors is nothing to get real excited about. Let me give you an example of what Amazon pays out on commissions (fees) in a number of products they offer to online affiliates:

As you can see from the table above, the commission sturcture is not designed to make you wealthy overnight. This is just one of many vendors out there but this will give you a better idea of what to expect when you start to apply as an affiliate.

4.) No Control Of Affiliate Programs

These affiliate programs are pretty strict in enforcing guidelines and rules that you must follow as an affiliate. You have no control over this! They can at any time remove you from their affiliate program with little to no explanation. Make sure to read the program’s guidelines and follow them in good faith.

Finding A Platform To Promote Your Products

Okay, you have completed your research, designed a marketing plan, found a product to promote, received approval from one of the affiliate programs, now what? Well, in order to inform prospective buyers about your product you are going to need a platform to do so.

One great resource to consider is through a blog. A blog website, as mentioned earlier, will give you complete control in the manner in which you promote your product. Don’t have any idea on how to build a blog website? Neither did I until I actually found a platform that would do this for me.

This program, known as Wealthy Affiliate, will actually build you a website at no cost to you! This is accomplished throgh complete automation on their part in less than 30 seconds which enables you to get your blog up and running in a very short time. All that is required from you is to enter a few details as shown below:

 Nothing difficult about this at all, a third grader could do this! All is required on your part is to enter your product name a title for your blog website. That’s it! Once you have your website built, you are on your way to becoming an online affiliate.


By now, you should have a better understanding on how to become an online affiliate. Building a website and startting a blog has never been easier with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. I hope the information that I have provided above will be beneficial to you and assist you as you move forward.

For further clarity, I have left a diagram below that perfectly illustrates the process of an online affiliate. It truly is a rinse and repeat type process and one that you can use with multiple products and niches. Stay focused in your research, devise an effective marketing plan and use the methods I discussed earlier to drive traffic to your site!

For Those Looking To Build A Website And to Get Started With Your Blog Today, Simply Click On The Banner Below And Join Wealthy Affiliate As A Free Member! 

At Last, The Secret To Writing Blogs For Money Is Revealed!

As our economy continues to fluctuate, more and more individuals are looking for a way to increase or add additional income to their household. For many, the idea of making money online has peaked their interest and have created a blog to do just that.

In this article, I will examine and show you the process in writing blogs for money, give you some ideas on what your content should include and offer a suggestion that will increase your likelihood of making money through your blog. I will also reveal that ‘secret’ that will help driive traffic right to your blog site!

Is Writing Blogs For Money Easy To Do? No, Here’s Why …

In order to be successful in making money with your blog, there are a number of things that you must have in order. For many, they simply have little understanding in how to create a blog that will generate income and become frustrated when they see no results. Here are some of the major roadblocks that must be addressed:

  • Niche is too competitive
  • Blog content and overall layout is poorly constructed
  • Lack of traffic to your blog

Although there may be other roadblocks that blog writers may encounter, in my opinion these are the three that must be addressed in order to have a successful money making blog. Let’s take a further look at these roadblocks and find a solution in knocking them down.

Use These 3 Little Tips To Make Your Blog A Money Making Machine!

Choosing  A Niche

A big mistake for many bloggers looking to make money with their blog have not clearly defined their niche or have one that is just too broad in nature. For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘niche’ let me explain what this actually relates to.

A niche is basically a specific piece or part of the market for a particular type of service or product. Anything can be a niche. To be successful in writing blogs for money, you must understand that you don’t want to have a niche that is too broad. Break down a larger niche into a more targeted component within this niche. Let me give you an example:

Niche – Grapes (Too Broad Or Too General)  Competition here will be great

A More Targeted Niche (White Grapes)

Even More Targeted (Seedless White Grapes)

Even More Targeted (Seedless White Grapes From California)

Can you see the difference here? As a blogger, you will have much more success at targeting ‘Seedless White Grapes From California,’ than just ‘Grapes.’  The broad niche of ‘grapes’ is just too general and competion with other bloggers will be high. Research and narrow your niche and target traffic looking for a specific item, in this case ‘Seedless White Grapes From California.’


Blog Layout   

design                                                                                                                                                               The cosmetic look of your blog will also greatly influence the success moving forward. Potential buyers who find your blog must have a pleasant experience if you hope to capture their attention and possibly make sales. Here are a few tips that I would recommend in making your blog easy on the eye and appealing to your readers.

  • Writing content – Make it user friendly and tell a story if applicable. Should not read as medical dictionary.
  • Use appropriate titles and subtitles
  • Write in short paragrahs (2 to 3 sentences)
  • Use relevant imagery (Images that ‘show’ how to do something are powerful)
  • Use lists (numbered, bullets) to break up content
  • Avoid fancy headers, sliders or irrelevant images                                                          Allow for plenty of ‘white’ space with your article (Easier on the eyes for readers)
  • Insert a clear ‘call to action’ in every article

Following these guidelines certainly won’t guarantee that you will make money hand over fist, but it will position your blog in a much better place for success and financial gains. When your blog is designed with elements in place, you have increased the chances of your readers and buyers to visit your site time and time again. In theory, they have enjoyed their experience.

Getting Traffic

 Okay, you have narrowed the selection of your niche down to a more online audiencetargeted focus. You have outlayed and displayed your blog in a manner that is appealing to the eye and one that reads smoothly throughout. Great work! The next step in writing blogs for money is getting potential buyers in front of your product oer service. You need traffic!

I could write an entire article on ways to get online traffic to your blog but I would like to just stick to a few that I personally use with my own blog. Let’s consider these methods below:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – SEO in simple terms has to do online visibility. A blog (website) will be more visible and receive a higher page ranking in the search results once it is recognized as a trustworhty and authoritative site. A goal of yours should be getting your site on the first page of Google. That’s where you get traffic!


  • As your blog matures and you continue to write great content, your blog will become more popukar within the search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. As a result, your blog will steadily increase in ranking resulting in more customers to your blog.


  • Paid Advertising –  This an option you have if your budget allows for it. There are a number of sites that offer a PPC campaign in which you are actually charged a fee to run a campaign within this platform. In this scenario, you will place an ad with one of these sites which in turn will display this ad on sites that are closely related to your niche. Here is an example of an ad with a niche focused on flea collars:


Notice the word ad in the example above. You will be charged to place this ad but it is an effective way to get online traffic to your blog. These ads can get expensive, so proceed with caution.

The Secret To Making Money With Your Blog!

Whether your blog is focused on selling a service or product, the key to success really comes down to one major element. Without it, you are losing out on a potential of huge financial success. Okay, here it is: You the blogger questionand owner of your website must be able to solve a problem to your readers. You must be able to offer a solution.

Take this very article you are reading right now. I would have to assume that you landed on this site to find out if it was actually possible to make money by writing a blog. You have a problem (not making money with your blog) and are looking for a way to change this.

What did you find? A solution that included a better approach in selecting a niche, a proper layout, and ways to drive traffic to your blog website. This article has given the reader a solution to a problem that they may have not thought of before. There is value to the reader in this example, and hopefully a certain level of trust. This is huge!

What To Sell? A Personal Preference …


Writing blogs for money can come in a number of variations, and really comes down to a personal preference. Generating income from your blog can come from selling a service that you can offer or from selling a physical product that you may or may not own.

It is not uncommon for some to market a specific service from their blog. Say you own and operate a window washing business that you have decided to market online with your blog. You state how good your work is, your prices, customer reviews, package deals, etc, and by using the strategies mentioned above, drive potential buyers to your blog.

The same can be said for physical products. You are skilled at making handmade jewelery and have created a blog to show off your talent. Employ the same process as a service being offered, with good content, good imagery and help your customer solve a problem.

Don’t have a product or service of your own to offer? No problem! Welcome to the world of affiliate marketing. What is an affiliate? Simply put, an affiliate is someone who promotes a product that is not their own, markets and sells this product and then receives a commision from the owner of this product.

There are a number of affiliate programs you can find online that will be happy to have you as an affiliate. There are products available in just about any niche you can think of, with Amazon being one if not the largest. I am an Amazon affiliate myself as well as being an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate.

i will tell you that Wealthy Affiliate offers a much larger commission and the entire platform is user friendly. In addition, Wealthy Affiliate will provide you with excellent training and support, and put you on a great path in designing a blog that will produce results.



I certainly hope this article has provided some insight for you and gives you a better understanding in creating a blog to make money. Following the writing guidelines mentioned above will certainly increase your chances at creating and growing a successful blog.

Keep in mind that writing blogs for money requires work. It will take some time and commitment on your part for the search engines to view your site as one that provides value to your readers.

For those looking to earn money as an affiliate I will leave a link just below to Wealthy Affiliate. This is the very platform I use and highly recommend it as an excellent source. Free to join, so do yourself a favor and click on this link to get started today.

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Blogging For Dummies? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart

Why does blogging seem to be so difficult for many? This is particularly true for individuals just starting out who in my opinion just lack the essential knowledge when it comes to blogging. As a result, they are a part of that group that is labeled blogging for dummies when it actually really isn’t their fault.

In this article, I will look into the problems and issues facing new bloggers, offer a number of solutions and look at some of the benefits that can be obtained through the creation of a successful blog.

Why Blogging Causes Headaches ( 3 Problems)

  1. A Plan – The biggest problem I see with those attempting to start a blog starts with the planning process. In theory, they have no plan! Without a plan you are basically just throwing darts at the wall and hoping one sticks. This is no way to run a blog and once again puts you in that blogging for dummies category. Let me offer a solution.

Solution – Before you even consider a blog, do yourself a favor and ask this one question: What is the purpose of my blog? Are you using your blog for entertainment purposes, a business, an affiliate or some other reason? Let’s assume you want to start a small online business and have created a blog website to gain some revenue. Great idea!

So you now have a purpose. With your blog, you can hopefully drive traffic (customers) to your site by offering some sort of value to them. This value can come in a manner of a product or service you recommend to these customers and a product or service you offer on your blog. Make sense?

By defining this purpose or plan, you now have made the task of blogging much easier. In the example I used above you can now explain to your readers the benefits of the product or service for sale. Using your blog, you can explain how this product has helped you, detail the pros and cons, and give an overall truthful summary review on this product or service.

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Problem 2 – Any blogger, experienced or new will tell you at some time they have encountered writer’s block. It happens to the best of us! Nothing is worse than sitting down in front of your computer, putting your fingers on the keyboard and … nothing! Extremely frustrating.

Solution – In my opinion, the old writer’s block scenario can be avoided before we ever put our fingertips to the keyboard. Successful bloggers will do extensive research on what it is they are about to blog on and take additional notes with their research.

As a result of this technique, these notes taken from research can be used as a foundation in writing a blog article. You now have a system of reference (notes) that will create easy flowing content on your blog. In essence, you have eliminated the writer’s block by doing some research before the actual writing process takes place.

nicheAlong these same lines, many bloggers will center their attention around one specific niche. Let’s use sunglasses as a niche. When blogging about sunglasses, I would recommend that you narrow this niche down a bit.

Sunglasses is just too broad. Instead, blog about one specific brand or one that you have personally owned. You will find that writing content becomes much more easier in this format.

Problem 3 – Let’s face it, writing a blog can be time-consuming. With all of the surrounding distractions including cell phones, kids, and pets it can become difficult to find time to sit down and work on your blog.

Solution – One of the things that I would suggest is that you actually schedule a day or days of the week and a specific time to work on your blog. I know this sounds easier than it actually may be, but it does give you a concrete plan. For example, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11 AM I will work on my blog.

During this time, eliminate all distractions. Turn off the cell phone, the television and focus solely on what needs to be done with your blog. Focus strictly on your blog, nothing else.

How To Blog … What You Should Know


Make sure you do your fair share of research within your desired niche when first starting a blog. Nothing will lose credibility faster than writing about something that you have fabricated or made up. Your readers will pick up on this very quickly and will most likely never return to your blog.

If you are using your blog as a business, it would be wise on your part to check out your competitors websites, and see what they are doing to get ideas for your own site. Never copy or use their content but rather gain ideas that you may choose to use with your own blog.


One of, if not the most important components of research has to do with the selection of keywords. Having the appropriate keywords will be key in getting readers to your blog. Keywords are the words that individuals will type in their browser to find specific information in what they are looking for. Here is an example of this:

Let’s say someone is looking for electric razors for men.

  • They go to the Google Browser Bar and type in: electric razors for men and press enter on their computer
  • Google now generates a large number of results that contain the words ‘electric razors for men’
  • If you have used ‘electric razors for men’ as your keyword phrase, then your site will be listed in these results
  • Your hope is that your site will appear on the first page of these results but that may take some time and SEO work

There are a number of keyword tools that are free to use where you easily find with a Google search.


Blog Layout


Don’t overlook the importance of this item. Your blog should be appealing to your readers, something that has a good flow to it and is easy on the eye. Many individuals are visual by nature and a blog that is created with flowing content and well-placed imagery will go a long way in getting readers to your site.

Choose a theme that best represents the purpose of your blog. There are thousands to choose from so take your time before deciding which one best suits your needs. I am a big fan of the WordPress themes which are quite easy to install and offers plenty of options.

Use titles, lists, images and smaller paragraphs when creating content on your blog. These tactics will provide readers with a pleasant experience when viewing your blog and increase the odds that they will come back time and time again. Stay away from the gigantic headers, fancy sliders, colorful backgrounds and long paragraphs, as these things may actually keep readers away.


The goal of your written content should always be focused on the concept of providing value to your readers. Help them solve a problem that they may have. You may want to design and format your blog in the following manner: Identify the problem, offer a solution, and suggest the benefits of this solution. Here’s an example:

Problem: Dog Obesity

Solution: Recommend a dog food or dog food brand that has fewer calories

Benefits: Dog loses weight and enjoys a more energetic, healthier lifestyle


Submitting/Publishing Your Blog


Okay, you have done your research, chosen a theme, and written content that provides value to potential readers. Now what? The next step is to submit or publish your blog to the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) to get your blog live on the internet.

Where and when your blog site appears in these search engines depends on a number of factors. In most cases, it will take some time before your site appears on the top few pages within these search engines. It comes down to SEO, using appropriate keywords, and whether Google recognizes your blog as one of authority and one that can be trusted.

Remember this, content is and will always be the important factor in getting ranked within the search engines. The more content you produce on your blog, as long as it provides value to your readers, the faster your site will rank. Without great content, you are fighting a losing battle.

Benefits Of Doing A Blog The Right Way



If done correctly, and by following these steps I mentioned above, your blog can be successful in a number of ways. As stated many times throughout this article, the key is bringing value to your potential readers and customers. With that said, let’s look at some of the benefits associated with a blog. – Helping others

  • Helping others – This is the human element, feel good about yourself type of thing. I would hope we all like the idea of helping others and a blog is a great way to do that. What better way than to solve a problem for them? As an bonus you can assist hundreds if not thousands individuals looking for a solution to the same problem.


  • Trust and Authority – As your blog grows and becomes more popular within the search engines, you will gain trust with your readers and be looked at as an authority within your niche. As a result the traffic to your site will continue to grow putting you in a great position to find success.


  • Income – If you are one of those looking to start an online business website (blog), the ability to generate revenue is definitely obtainable. Use the method of providing content that solves a problem to your readers and be truthful regarding the product or service you are offering. Gain their trust and increase the odds of financial gains.


Blogging for dummies doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you are willing to design and follow a specific plan put in place. In this article, I have offered a number of steps that will hopefully be beneficial to you in research, design, content and other elements of your blog.

A successful blog doesn’t happen overnight. It takes work. It takes commitment. The rewards, however can be huge and give you a great sense of accomplishment. It gives you the freedom to choose what you want to write about, when you want to write and how much time you are willing to give to the process.

I am far from an experienced blogger but for those who would like to take a look at blogging platform that I have used that has been incredibly helpful, I would encourage you to take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. It is free to join and take a look around the platform. So simple to start a blog within this platform!

Please don’t hesitate to ask me any question you may have, I would love to help! I wish you the very best with your blog and I truly hope you have a great level of success.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Online Business Training!

The idea of starting an online business has become very popular to individuals looking for a way to earn or generate additional income. Unfortunately, without the proper knowledge or experience in building a business online, individuals will look for a place that offers online business training to help them get started on the right path.

There are a number of online sites that offer this training and make quite a number of promises to you as a potential business owner. Are all of these sights legitimate and have your best interest at heart? In this article I will take a look at this question as well as providing some additional insight as it pertains to this topic.


The Problem With Online Business Training

For those who believe that a search on Google to find a site that offers online business training will solve their issues will more than likely become very disappointed. Finding a site that claims to offer this service will not be a problem as there are hundreds of sites out there offering this service to you.

Unfortunately, this can be the start to an absolute nightmare! Why? Let’s take a look at the problems associated with online training that will leave individuals frustrated and confused:

  • The language being used in the online training can be difficult to understand (Technical Language)
  • The human element is missing (No support, immediate feedback, interaction, etc.)
  • Cost (Many online training platforms are expensive)
  • Can they be trusted (A lot of online scams out there)

These are just a few of the issues facing those individuals looking to gain knowledge with online training. As you can see, these issues alone will make it quite difficult to succeed with an online business.

Is There A Solution To These Problems? Well, Yes ..

Here comes some good news! All online training is not created equal and there are indeed a few out there that actually deliver on what they promise. To be honest, when I first started my own online business I had very little knowledge or experience in doing so.

Just like many of you, I researched a number of online training courses to get my business started and fell flat on my face. I literally spent hundreds of dollars in purchasing various training courses only to be let down time after time. The language (technical) was way over my head and simply got lost with the training.

This didn’t stop me from continuing my search and came across platform that looked promising but remained very cautious just the same. I wasn’t about to pay another large chunk of money again and receive little if any benefits from it. After a few days, I decided to go back and check out this platform a little further and here is what I found:

What AN Online Business Training Should Look Like …

1.) A Free Membership (Upgrade Is Optional)

2.) Free websites to be used in any way I like

3.) Extensive business online training with video, and easy to follow instructions (No ‘techy’ stuff)

4.) A support system to answer questions I may have immediately (Live chat)

5.) Classrooms that offer specific training in establishing an online business

6.) Live Video Classes

If you remember, I told you about a site that I had come across but wasn’t ready to take the plunge at that time. Like I stated earlier, I decided to re-visit this site and found all six of the elements within this program. I was actually surprised at the level of training within this platform and decided to join as a free member. Below is just a small sample of some of the training that is offered.


The training provided here is ideal for anyone, from newbies to experienced Trainingonline business owners. The training is set up in a way that takes you from one step to the next with support (Live Chat) which is always available. You will be hard-pressed to find online training out there that offers as much as Wealthy Affiliate and I would strongly recommend that you give it a look for yourself. Won’t cost you a thing to take a look around!

What You Will Learn With This Training …

The training offered here encompasses everything you could imagine in running an online business. As I mentioned earlier, the training is designed to be suitable for anyone interested in building a business online.

Listed below are just a few of items that are explained in the training provided by Wealthy Affiliate .


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  1. How to generate and build a website (WordPress Blog)
  2. How to find and create a domain for your website
  3. Hosting
  4. SEO training (Getting your website ready for Google)
  5. How to select a theme for your website
  6. How to market your website
  7. Using social networks to draw potential customers to your website
  8. Email Marketing
  9. How to design your website
  10. How to produce content to help answer questions your readers may have
  11. How to effectively use images on your website
  12. How to analyze the overall productivity of your business website
  13. How to do a proper keyword search
  14. How to run a successful PPC campaign
  15. How to become an affiliate

And so much more! To be honest, I didn’t have the foggiest idea about 80% of these items mentioned above, but with the training I now have a much higher level of knowledge in a very short time.

What Are The Benefits To You? …

Okay, we have found of site that promises to be what we are looking for. What can we expect once we get inside the training platform and what are the benefits of this platform? As a member myself, I can tell you the benefits that I have received in just a few short months.

Before doing that, I think it is important to understand that any training associated with an online business is an ongoing process. At the rate that technology is changing, what was once accepted may be outdated in a relatively short time. Effective training should be current with these changes.

I also believe that training and support should go hand in hand. Without one or the other, it is extremely difficult to be successful in anything you do, online or not. Far too many online training platforms provide training with little to no support. Should you encounter an issue with something, you are left to figure out a solution on your own.

Let’s take a more detailed look at the training provided through Wealthy Affiliate and the benefits associated with this type of format.

  • You are NOT alone with this training (Some members will be ahead of you in the training, others behind)
  • Support (You will have a community of others there to gladly help you)
  • Training modules or stages are clearly defined and easy to understand) Step-by-Step Process
  • Video Training which makes it easy to stop, pause or forward for better clarification (Easy To Navigate)
  • Trustworthy and legitimate (Over a million members worldwide)
  • Constant and current updates to the training
  • Task Oriented (You will perform specific tasks as it relates to the training) My favorite part!
  • A sense of achievement
  • Train and learn at your own pace
  • FREE Membership


I certainly hope this article and has been beneficial to you and has brought further clarity to online business training. Don’t be fooled like I was, and fall for every online training you come across and end up spending hundreds of dollars that has no great benefit to you.

I have brought your attention to one of these platforms, Wealthy Affiliate, that has delivered in what it promises. Don’t get me wrong, I was more than skeptical at first and didn’t realize its real value until I started my training. Anything and everything you could think of as it relates to an online business will be covered in a simplistic fashion.

Wealthy Affiliate, in its training does an excellent job of ‘showing’ you how to do something instead of ‘telling’ you how to do something. As a visual learner myself, this was an enormous benefit to the learning process. Video, graphs, charts, pictures are all on display within the training platform.

I wish you the very best in your search for the proper training, and please feel free to ask me anything you are not sure of. I will be glad to help!


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Website Builder For Free … The Real Deal

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For those who have the experience or technical skills to build their own website, life is good. The same can be said for those who have the financial resources who simply pay to have a website built for them. What if you don’t have either? Well, in this article I am going to show you where to find a website builder for free that requires no experience or skill set on your part!

Here’s The Problem  

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It’s no secret that a lot of us would like to have our own website but really have no idea how to get this accomplished. There are a number of reasons we fail at this idea and I want to share with you what I think are three of the major reasons that stops us from obtaining our very own website.

  • Experience or lack of the necessary skills to build a website
  • Money (Building a website can be expensive)
  • Training



Unless you are an individual who has a great deal of computer knowledge or those ‘techy’ skills, building a website on your own can be just about impossible. Would you even know where to start? For most of us, including myself, the answer is a definite no!

Are you familiar with such things as domains, hosting, html, SEO, plugins, themes, menus, keywords, etc? Yea, me either! You see, these are just a few of those ‘techy’ terms that most of us are just not familiar with. This alone will drive many if not most individuals away before attempting to build a website.

(Money or Lack Of)

If you were check out various website builders out there, you would find that may cost you hundreds of dollars to have one built. When you think about having a website built for you, in a lot of these cases, there will be additional costs that include such things as hosting and domain registration.

This is definitely a major issue for those on a limited budget and as a result, just give up. Now this is not to say that all website builders are bad, it merely suggests that it can become quite expensive. In addition, some of these website builders only provide a ‘barebone’ product which can be frustrating as well.


Let’s assume that you finally get your website built. Now what? Do you know how to get others to visit your website? What is the purpose of your website? Are you selling products or services online? A blog? A review site to help others? Without a certain level of training, these questions will be difficult to answer.

As I mentioned earlier, it is truly my belief that these three issues are a real concern for those looking to build a website. Would you like some good news? Let’s talk about a solution that eliminate all of these issues.



(Lack of Experience)

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For those who lack the necessary skills to build their own website, I have great news. You don’t need any! That’s right, I have a place where you can build a website without knowing the first thing about building a website. No special skills or experience is required to accomplish this, just a matter of you supplying a few simple details.

There is a site out there that actually understands that everyone out there doesn’t have the technological skills to build their website, and have made it possible despite this issue. The name of this place I am referring to is known as Wealthy Affiliate which is exactly what you are looking for, a website builder for free.

Let me show how are they able to do this with this screenshot below. Notice what is required on your part (not much) and why the lack of experience or those ‘techy’ skills are just not necessary. Take a look at how easy this entire process is done and what is required from you.

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Still a little fuzzy about what is required on your part? Okay, let’s break this down a little bit further. Notice first the similarity between ‘Choose a domain name for your website,’ and ‘Enter a title for your website.’ In this example the individual was obviously interested in basketball skills and drills and wanted to build a website that focused on this.

One of those ‘techy’ things that beginners are unfamiliar with is the ‘domain’ term. Not to worry as a domain is nothing more than a name used in a URL (Link) that identifies your website. A domain name usually, but not always is used to identify the information you provide on your website.

For example. perhaps you have interest in sport cars and want to provide your information on your website about sport cars. Your domain name could be something like, ” sportcarswithbilly” or “sportcarsforsale.” Your title using these two domain name examples could be “Sport Cars With Billy” and “Sport Cars For Sale.” Pretty easy stuff to do!

Here comes the best part: Once you enter these two tidbits of information, your next step is to click on an ‘Enter’ button and your website behind the scenes is created for you. I know from experience just how easy this is to do, and believe me, I have no special skills or knowledge when it comes to building a website.




Another major obstacle for many really comes down to finances. If you have hundreds of dollars to have a website built for you, then you won’t have any trouble finding sites out there that will be more than willing to take your money. I am assuming that you found your way to this article because you are looking to find a website builder for free. You have come to the right place!

Not only will Wealthy Affiliate build you one website, they will build you two. For free! Hey look, I certainly would understand your skepticism in reading this, but this is exactly what Wealthy Affiliate will do for you. No strings attached, no credit card required, no long term contracts of any kind.

These two free websites are offered through their Free Membership plan which thousands of people with little or no experience now have an active website up and running. There is a paid membership available if you would choose to upgrade but that is solely optional. The paid or Premium Membership obviously has more options available to you, but that choice is entirely up to you. The Free Membership will build you two websites at no cost to you.


For those who have a website built, free or paid, there still remains a certain level of what to do next. Without some training, coaching or guidance many new website owners have no idea how to use their new site. Wealthy Affiliate will walk you through the steps that are needed to make your website functional.

I provided a screenshot below to give you an example of the type of training that you will get with your Free Membership which is really easy to follow. Step-by-step instructions that anyone could follow. Learn at your own pace, without having someone looking over your shoulder. Take a look below:


There are a number of lessons available to you which you can gain access to at anytime. Many of these training modules are presented with videos that allows you to start and stop at any point which I found to be very helpful.


(Benefits Of A Free Website)

If you are unable to find a better website builder for free, I highly recommend you take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. As I mentioned above you will be hard-pressed to find a platform such as Wealthy Affiliate that offers these type of benefits that so many of us are looking to find.

Assuming your search in finding a free website builder has to do with a specific plan, there are indeed a number of benefits associated with website ownership. Perhaps your plan is to start an online business with your website which is very common these days.

Many individuals enjoy the thought of helping others and create a blog website to do so. Bloggers will write about a specific interest they may have and provide information to their readers that has some type of value in the content. There are countless ways to use a website that will be beneficial to you. It all starts with a plan or vision.


I sincerely hope you have learned something new in the reading of this article and you now have a better idea of where to find a website builder for free. In my honest opinion, you will find everything you need with the Wealthy Affiliate platform and it will cost you nothing to see for yourself.

I am myself a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I would encourage you to leave me a question below if you are still unsure about something, and Ill get back to you in short order. For those who want to take a further look at what Wealthy Affiliate can do for you, just click on the banner below to get started today.


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Making Money From A Website … You Can Too!

If you ever considered making money from a website but are not real sure where to start, this article may be what you have been looking for. Many individuals throughout the world are now taking advantage of this concept and are actually making this a full-time business.

I am going to show you how you can do the same but also want to point out some problems associated with making money from a website, ways to alleviate these issues and some benefits you will have by having a website at your disposal.


Making Money From A Website … Some Common Concerns



One of the main reasons that individuals give up on this idea is a matter of knowledge or lack of. These individuals simply don’t know how or where to get started and just decide it’s not worth the effort and turn to something else. What are some of these issues that we face when attempting to earn revenue from a website? Look below:

  • No Website (No idea of how and where to create a website)
  • What To Sell (Physical Products or Services)
  • Knowledge (No sense of pricing, business transactions, laws governing a business, etc.)
  • Inventory
  • Competition
  • Driving potential buyers to your website

These issues are just a few that website owners have faced at one time or another. Let’s examine each one of these in more detail and then offer a solution to each one.

No Website

For those who lack technology skills or don’t have the money, generating a website builderwebsite for their own purpose is a major hurdle. There are a number of sites you can find on the internet that offer you this service but you still have doubts or these sites may charge a significant amount of money to do so.


Without having the experience to build their own website, individuals are somewhat unsure or suspicious about these websites building platforms and simply just give up. That’s a shame, but unfortunately this scenario happens way too often.



Deciding On What To Sell

This is an issue that really comes down to a personal preference. Making money from a website is a matter of choosing which type of product (or service) that you are comfortable selling. The problem arises when individuals don’t have a product or service to sell.



knowledgeLet’s be honest, whenever there is a transaction taking place that involves money, there are certain things that have to be considered. If you have chosen to use your website as a business, are you familiar with such things as pricing, returns, pricing, shipping, tax, etc.

Without becoming familiar with these issues, you may find yourself in a difficult situation. Finding someone trustworthy enough to help you with these questions and assist you with finding a solution may be more difficult than it looks. The lack of knowledge is specifically troublesome for individuals just starting out in this endeavor.


Once again, depending on your goal, inventory can be an issue for some. Having a quantity of products on inventory is important if you plan making this an online business. Assuming you are just attempting to place a few items lying around the house on your website there is no need for concern.

If you have hopes in generating a healthy income by selling products from your website, then having enough products on hand to satisfy the needs of your customers is a must. Good problem to have, but may still cause some distress if you haven’t planned ahead.





In order to make money from a website, it is important to know who you are competing with. Are your competitor’s prices higher or lower than your listing? Are they receiving a great deal of traffic to their website? What type of reviews are they receiving from their customers?

To answer these questions will take some research on your part. Your research should allow you to make a more educated approach with your own products and actually give you an advantage over your competition. This takes time and commitment on your part however, so be sure to factor that in your planning.



Let’s assume that you now have your own website, made a choice of products to sell, have plenty of inventory, researched your competition and are ready to go. How are you going to get potential customers to visit your website and hopefully purchase your product or services?

For those who little experience in online traffic, this can be the final straw! There are a number of ways that online business owners are using to get traffic to their website which I will discuss in just a short while.


solutionsHere is the good news! I am going to show you how to eliminate all of these problems and roadblocks and successfully start making money from a website. Let’s take a look at these solutions and knock down these barriers:

Website – When I began my journey of making money online, I didn’t have any idea of how to build a website or have any of those ‘techy’ skills necessary to create one. If this sounds like you, stay with me here. There is a place online that I found and use called Wealthy Affiliate.

Their site claimed that they could build me a website in just minutes and do this for free! Yea, I know, I thought the same thing and quickly clicked off their site. To be honest, I couldn’t get the word ‘Free’ out of my mind and revisited the site a few days later.

I went ahead and signed up for the Free Membership option and was quite happy with the results. Not only did I receive one website for free but was given the benefit of having two, both websites costing me a grand total of $0.00. Now, there is an upgrade that is available to you as well, but that is definitely a choice that you can make.

This entire process of getting a website up and running took little to no effort on my part. All that is required on your part is to enter a few simple details and the website is generated and built behind the scenes. Here is a screenshot that displays this process:


Can you see how easy this process is? Simply add a domain that relates to the product or service you are selling online. Here is another example that illustrates how easy this is:

Ex: Let’s say you want to make money by selling candles.

Domain Name: sweetaromacandles (sweet aroma candles )

Title of Website: Sweet Aroma Candles

That’s all that is needed from you! Your next step is to click ‘enter’ and you will have your website built!


What To Sell

You really have two choices here. One, you can choose to sell a product or what to sellservice that you personally own. Let’s say that you want to start up a window cleaning business and you use your website to let your readers know about your quality of work, pricing, discounts, hours and anything else that you want to provide.

In the example above, this service belongs to you and how you choose to promote it to make money from a website is entirely up to you. A product works the same way. For example, you are skilled in wood working and have built a garage full of bird houses. Use the same approach as previously mentioned and sell your bird houses. That simple!

Don’t have a product or service to offer? Either did I but it didn’t stop me from making money on my own website. I decided to research and become familiar with other ways to generate an income and decided to begin this new chapter as an affiliate. So what is an affiliate?

In simple terms, an affiliate is someone who promotes, markets and sells a product that is owned by someone else. Let me explain by example. Everyone has heard of Amazon, right? Assume that I have a real interest in golf. Okay, so how can this interest in golf make me money and what does it have to do with Amazon? Good questions!

Let me explain. I simply go to Amazon, sign up as an affiliate, and decide which golf ‘products’ I would like to promote. Where do I promote these products? Well, I place them on the website that Wealthy Affiliate has created for me and follow the same process I would if I owned these products.

When I sell one of these golf products, I will receive a commission from Amazon for my work. There are literally thousands of products out there that you can promote as an affiliate so you won’t have any problem finding one that has your interest.


Knowledge or Experience

Even the most experienced or wealthiest individual in the online business knew very little when they first started. Don’t ever think that won’t be able to find success on making money from a website due to your lack of knowledge or skill level. There is a wealth of information on the internet that is available to you if you need assistance.



inventoryIf you choose to become an affiliate, then inventory should not be an issue. Places like Amazon or Ebay have thousands of products on hand so inventory is always available. Selling your own products or services online really comes down to what you have available. How many bird houses do you have in stock?



Any good business person looking to generate money from a website has to be aware of competition. You will greatly increase your odds at success if you are aware of what your competitors are doing or not doing. How many other individuals are selling bird houses? What are they charging? Is there a refund or return policy?

You can answer all of these questions by simply taking the time to visit your competitor’s websites. There you will find such things as pricing, quantity available as well as gathering information that you can use for your own website. This type of research will only take a few minutes but can pay huge dividends to you.



As I mentioned earlier, there are a number of ways to get potential buyers to your website. One of the most important things you must do is to provide valuable content to your readers. Inform your readers with information about your bird houses or any product you choose to promote and help them solve a problem.

online audienceLet me give you an example: I will stay with the bird house product to do this. Assume that a number of potential customers have concern regarding the quality of bird houses. Their experience has told them that bird houses only last for a summer due to the rain, sun and outside elements. Solve this issue by stating that your bird houses are waterproofed, varnished or comes with a three-year guarantee. You now have solved a problem.

Social media is another great source to use in getting buyers to your website. Creating a Facebook or Twitter Ad detailing what you have to offer can be a very powerful resource. If you have a budget that can be used for paid advertising this can also be a great source of marketing and advertisement.


Conclusion With A Great Option

If you are still with me at this point I can only assume that you are truly interested in making money from a website. For those who are just starting out in this process I wish you the very best! You can do this! I mentioned a number of times about a platform known as Wealthy Affiliate that will make this possible without the stress.

For your convenience, I will leave a banner at the bottom of this article that you can check out for yourself. Simply click on it and get started with your website assuming you don’t have one already. This is a great place to start and the training you will receive is second to none. No experience or special skills needed!


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Free Website For A Small Business …

Most small business owners are always on the look out for ways to build their profit margin. Unfortunately, so many just don’t have the revenue needed to embark on a huge marketing campaign and find it difficult to grow their business. As a result, they look for other options that include a free website for a small business to promote their products.

In this article, I will take a look at some problems facing small business owners looking to start a website and also examine some ideas and solutions that are available and the benefits associated with these options. Let’s go ahead and get started and hopefully gain some valuable insight.


Free Website For A Small Business … Concerns

Although small business owners have decided to use a free website to promote their product this may still cause a bit of concern. Just the mere thought of somehow having a website can leave many small business owners scratching their heads with no where to turn. They may be faced with the following concerns:

  • Where to find a free website for a small business
  •  How to set it up to promote their product
  • How to drive potential customers to their business
  • A business plan

These are only a few of the problems facing business owners when they make the decision to market their products with the help of a business website. I have a solution for all of these concerns and hopefully demonstrate how to build a free website for a small business is definitely quite easy to do.

Solutions To These Concerns

1.) Small Business Website – Creating a building a website is an excellent way for small business owners to discuss and promote their products without the luxury of having a huge marketing budget. Unfortunately, too many of these individuals simply don’t have any idea of how to find a place that offers a free website, let alone build one.

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Solution: Let Wealthy Affiliate build you not only one small business website, but two at no cost to you. Wealthy Affiliate has a Free Membership plan that will accomplish just this. Almost immediately, you will have your small business website live on the web to start driving potential buyers right to your offer.

2.) Promoting and Marketing – Okay, you know have an active website so how do you go about marketing your product? Having a website design that will be appealing and informative to your buyers is critical if you hope to be successful in selling your inventory.


Do you know how and where to display your products on your site? Type of content to display or colors to use that will draw attention to your site? Don’t underestimate the importance of these details as it may determine the likelihood of whether you are successful or not.


Solution: At Wealthy Affiliate, you will receive a great deal of information on the proper way to promote and market your product that will increase your chances at success. You will be shown the most efficient way to set up your website, and proven techniques that all good online marketers use with their online business.


3.) Customers/Potential Buyers – Now that you have your website up and online buyerrunning, have your marketing techniques set up in the proper fashion, the next step is getting customers in front of your products. How do you do this? Without online traffic to your site, there is no chance at success.


There are a number of ways to accomplish this but some much more productive than others. Once you are able to generate a large amount of traffic to your site, you truly are in a great position. So how do you do this?


Solution: Driving traffic to your business website and in front of your product doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you have a clear, concise plan in place. The Wealthy Affiliate program will show you how to use such things as social media, content writing, ads and a number of other options that can be used to drive customers right to your online site.


4.) Business Plan – Too many first time business owners tend to jump in with both feet without having a business plan put into place. Questions such as: 1.) How do I plan on marketing my product? 2.) How much inventory do I plan on having available 3.) Pricing 4.) Shipping 5.) Return Policy should all be considered before ever placing a product on your business website.


Solution: Why not use a model that has proven to be successful and one that is easy to implement? As a free member at Wealthy Affiliate you will be shown the exact steps in setting up a plan that will deliver the results you are looking for. Take the guess work out of the equation and set up a business model that will ensure positive results.


Benefits Of Owning A Small Business Website


Time now to look at a number of benefits you may very well receive with owning a small business website. Once you have your website put in place and have it designed in a manner that will drive traffic to your site, you are on your way to some level of success. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits here:

  • Income (The Best Part!)
  • Flexibility of using your website the way you want (Product Listing, Pricing, Etc.)
  • Trust With Your Customers (Dialogue between you and your customers)
  • Acquiring customers worldwide
  • Accessibility (Customers can visit your site day or night, 24 hours a day)
  • Control
  • Authority (In a matter of a short time, you will become a source of authority)
  • Money you save for marketing

As you can see these benefits certainly outweigh the concerns that many small business owners face when creating a business website. Don’t let that stop you from achieving your goals as a small business owner. As I mentioned a few times above, Wealthy Affiliate is a great source to consider.


Wealthy Affiliate … The Total Package For Small Business Owners

Most of the issues facing small business owners looking for a way to grow their business starts with the question of a website. Finding a free website for a small business becomes the central focus but as I mentioned earlier, there a platform that will help you through this. Here is what Wealthy Affiliate offers you.

  1. Free Membership
  2. Two Websites that will be built for you
  3. Free Training
  4. Free Support



With a business website of your own, you may also want to consider another type of resource that can provide great benefits to your overall profit line. Starting a blog website is a great way to grow your business by supplying information of value to your readers.

A blog will give you the opportunity to showcase your products, and provide insight and feedback regarding these products. As a result of this, your customers will continue to come back to your site and be confident in the products or services you have to offer.

This is truly a great form of marketing, and it doesn’t cost you a penny! As your blog continues to grow with informative content, your website will become more and more popular with the search engines and you will receive a countless amount of traffic right to your site!


Final Thought

thoughtI hope you have learned something from this article and have given you the necessary information for those looking for a free website for a small business. I examined the problems that face small business owners, solutions, and the benefits of starting up a business website.

For those who are serious about their business, I would strongly suggest that you give Wealthy Affiliate a look, as this platform can provide you with free websites, training, and support all at one place. I wish you the very best in your business endeavors and hope that you achieve great success!


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How To Start Writing A Blog … Step By Step

Thinking about starting your very own blog but not quite sure where to begin? This very question has prevented a large number of individuals from creating their very own blog which is unfortunate. In this article I will provide you with some of the problems associated with starting a blog, give you solutions, and show you how to start writing a blog in a few easy steps.

How To Start Writing A Blog … Stumbling Blocks

For a lot of people who would like to blog, there are a number of issues or stumbling blocks that prevent these people from ever getting started. So what are these issues and roadblocks that hinder their efforts and in most cases, put an end to any further action. Here is a look at a number of these roadblocks:

  • Knowledge of setting up or creating a blog website is limited
  • No training or guidance available to assist you
  • Lack of writing skills
  • Content Topic ( What To Write About )
  •  Finding an audience to read your content

Lack of Knowledge

This would have to be the number one issue for those interested in learning how to start writing a blog. In order to write and create written content, there must be a place to put it. This ‘place’ has to be a blog website that you must have complete ownership.

Without knowledge or possessing computer programming skills, how do you build or create your blog website? Is there a place or platform that will build my website for me? Let’s be honest, you are reading this article because you are interested in writing, not the technical side of website creation. Technolgy can be a scary concept!


Who doesn’t need a little help along the way? Unfortunately, there is a limited number of resources out there that provide a training that can be easily understood and simplistic. The majority of training offered online is full of the technology jargon that is unfamiliar to most of us.

Along with a quality training platform, a support system is necessary to help with questions we may have along the way. Where can you go for help? Who is available to help you? Without a sound support system you will end up with major headaches and a strong desire to just give up the whole idea.

Lack Of Writing Skills

All of us have an unique and different approach to writing content. Many individuals never start the blog writing process because they believe their writing skills are not good enough. Things such as grammar, punctuation and other concepts related to writing are inferior to others which stops them dead in their tracks.


Yes, the old writer’s block fear! You have your fingers on your keyboard, ready to produce a nice piece of content, and wait for it … nothing. This is a problem that can rear its ugly head with even the most experienced writer and more so with someone just starting out.

Finding Your Audience

Assuming all of the roadblocks mentioned above have been addressed and taken care of, many aspiring blog writers worry that nobody out there will be interested in the content. Why go though all the work writing a nice piece of content if nobody is interested in reading it? How do you get readers to your blog? How do you keep them coming back?

Knocking Down The Roadblocks … One Step At A Time

If I were to tell you that all of these issues mentioned above could be solved with one particular program that I recently found online, would you believe me? If not, I wouldn’t blame you. What if I could show you how to start writing a blog that would cost you absolutely nothing? Let me introduce you to Wealthy Affiliate.

Let’s take a closer look at what Wealthy Affiliate can offer you by looking at those things that create such a headache for those wanting to start a blog. This program is free to join and will provide the tools to get you started with your blog and a writing platform. Here’s what you get:

Building/Creating A Website

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Without having experience or skills dealing with technology, how can I possibly create a website that will provide a writing platform? This is a place where I was a few months ago and had no idea on what it took to build a blog website for myself to begin my writing.

As mentioned earlier, I decided to give Wealthy Affiliate a shot and soon found that I didn’t need any of these skills associated with creating a website. As a free member, the Wealthy Affiliate platform built a website for me. This was done in just a few minutes and done ‘behind the scenes” which was pretty cool to see. They took care of all of the ‘techy’ stuff and I was writing on my own blog the same day!


Okay, you have your very own website up and running so what’s next? Do you know how to start writing a blog or are you still unsure where to start? Having a website won’t do you any good unless you take full advantage of what to do with it. Here’s what I mean by this:

trainingThe training provided by Wealthy Affiliate is one if not he best training platforms you will find out there. You will be walked through the various steps that are necessary before you begin the writing process. Such things as keyword search, your blog layout, your blog’s theme, content and so many other topics related to your blog will be explained in great, simplistic detail.

What is unique and different from other training platforms is the way that it is structured. If you are a visual person like me. the walk-through videos within Wealthy Affiliate are quite easy to follow and apply the training to your own website. Step-by-step instructions that will create a successful and professional looking blog.

Writing Skills

Not real confident in your writing skills? If so, don’t let this stop you from creating a blog website or providing content to your readers. You don’t have to acquire a master’s degree in journalism in order to start or be successful with your blog. Take a good look at some of the blogs you can find online, and you will find mispellings, poor puntuation, and other grammatical mistakes. I’m sure this blog has its share. Don’t let it stop you!


This is where the truly fun part begins! With your own blog website in place as a result of some excellent training, you are now ready to start writing. As the owner of your website, you are now free to write about anything you wish. Blog owners enjoy the element of providing readers with written content that will be of interest to them.

Pick any topic that you would like to write about and you will find others out there that are interested in the same thing. Want to write about spiders? You will find thousands of other prople who enjoy this subject as well. In a very short time, you will obtain an audience of spider lovers who can’t wait to read your content. You now have a following.

Share your knowledge and interests with a topic that is special to you. As long as the content you are sharing with your readers has value to them or peeks their interest you are on your way to having a successful blog. There will always be content to write, so don’t let this be a stumbling block to you.

Finding An Audience

As mentioned just above, if you provide quality, informative content then online audienceyou shouldn’t have any concern in gathering an audience to your blog. In addition to having quality content, there are also a number of other ways to drive an audience to your blog website.

The training provided through Wealthy Affiliate goes into great detail in using such things as social media, paid traffic and other sources to get traffic (audience) to your website but it still is eseential on your part to continue to write content to gain trust and growth with your blog. Content is always king!



By this time you should have a good idea on how to start writing a blog. I have mentioned the roadblocks and stumbling blocks associated with writing a blog and have given you a tremendous resource to resolve these issues. I hope I have encouraged you to proceed with your blog and would like to name a few of the benefits associated with owning a blog.

  1. Freedom to write about your own specific interest
  2. A business blog than will make you a nice revenue
  3. Gaining trust from your readers
  4. Becomong an authoriative figure with the content you produce
  5. Doing something (writing) that you enjoy


In Conclusion

The roadblocks, solutions and benefits associated with how to start writing a blog has been discussed in great detail above which I hope has been beneficial to you. With a little effort on your part and with a platform such as Wealthy Affiliate you now have the resources to start your very own blog immediately.

For those interested in checking out Wealthy Affiliate and signing up for your Free Membership, I will leave details below. Thank you for visiting my site and please feel free to submit any question below and I will get back to you very quickly. Happy writing and the best to you!


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How To Build Your Own Website For Free

Before you start thinking, yea right, and click off this page stay with me just a bit longer. You have every right to think that nothing is free and that this is just another scam that offers zero benefits to you.

I actually wanted a website of my own to start an online business but didn’t have the foggiest idea on how to build one. I kept researching various ways on how to build your own website for free and found it!

Before I tell you about this site, ask yourself a few questions: 1.) Do I possess the technology skills needed to do this? 2.) Do I have a training or support system in place to help me with this? If you answered ‘no’ to each question, keep reading.

Build My Own Website? … You Must Be Kidding!

If you are like me, the attempt at building a website on my own was something that I wouldn’t even consider. I looked at those people who were able to accomplish this task as computer ‘nerds’ or having a skill set that I just didn’t have. Way over my head!

Here are a list of items that stopped me dead in my tracks when it came to building a website on my own. See if they are the same or close to your main concerns. See what you think:

  • Technology – My computer skills are minimal, I can send and answer emails, search the web, do some shopping, but that’s about it. Building a website? No way.
  •  Training – Any training you find to help you build your own website for free uses vocabulary and concepts that you have never heard of before. Examples: (SEO, Domain, Widgets, Themes, Hosting) Huh?
  • Money – That’s right, by the time you get everything you need to build your website, it will take a number of credit card transactions. You need this, you need that, etc. Adds up very quickly.

Okay, now that we have mentioned and discussed the issues of creating a website, what do we do next? You don’t have the technology skills needed to build your own website for free, you can’t get anyone to help you, and you don’t have the money to pay some fancy outfit to build you one. I have got you covered!

Let’s Talk Solutions

When I first started out to find a site that would help me build a website I found that most of these sites still required some skills on my part to get this done. At the time, I had very little knowledge and just gave up.

After some time had passed, I decided to give it another try and began some further research with the hopes of creating my very own business website. I came across a program known as Wealthy Affiliate that had excellent reviews and decided to give it a try.

After signing up for the Free Membership, I dove right in and found that my three biggest concerns (Technology, Training, Money ) were no longer an issue and here’s why:

  1. Technology – You don’t have to know a thing regarding technology, as Wealthy Affiliate builds your website for you. This is all done ‘behind the scenes’ in a matter of seconds. No experience or special skills needed on your part.
  2. Training – Now that you have your website up and running, what is your next step? You will be guided with training that is second to none where you can get the most out of your new website. The support system offered in this platform will give you answers to any question you may have immediately.
  3. Money – Keep your credit card in your pocket. You won’t need it! As I mentioned earlier, Wealthy Affiliate offers a Free Membership where you can build your own website for free. ( Actually, they do it for you! ) There is a paid membership available for those looking to upgrade. Totally your choice.

Whether you are looking to build your own website to start an online business, or a personal blog, the Wealthy Affiliate platform will meet your needs without the stress involved in attempting this on your own.

Benefits Of Owning Your Own Website

There are a number of benefits of having your own website which I will discuss which you should take notice of. For me, I didn’t really realize these benefits until I had my own website created and soon became aware of these benefits. Here is a list of a few of them below:

  • Freedom – As a website owner, you now have complete control of what content you choose to create. The information you provide to your readers is completely up to you, free of anyone telling you what you should write.


  • Integrity – As long as you are providing your readers with quality, helpful information you will gradually be seen as someone who is trustworthy and credible. As a result, you will be seen as an ‘authority’ which will only increase the size of readers coming to your website.


  • Communication/Dialogue – Once your website has been established (short time) and your readers increase in volume, you will have now have the opportunity to communicate and begin a dialogue with your readers. Sharing ideas and providing feedback with your readers has a real, definite personal feel to it.


  • Updates – Owning your website gives you the opportunity to consistently update, add, or delete content on your site. It is important to keep your readers engaged with new information, current trends or other details that are relevant to your content.


  • Sense of Accomplishment – We all enjoy the feeling of accomplishing something that we have direct ownership in. This holds true for owning your website and will give you great satisfaction in knowing that you are providing a great service to your readers.


As you can see, there are many benefits associated with a personal website. The difficult part for is to determine how to build your own website for free and I hope that question has been answered as well.

You should no longer be intimidated with the idea of building your own website for free as I described how this is very possible without possessing special skills, knowledge or money.

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How To Sell Items Online … No Experience Needed

There are thousands of individuals out there looking to earn additional income or perhaps start a whole new career by working online. These people are fed up with the 9 to 5 routine, ungrateful bosses, or the stress of living from paycheck to paycheck.

If you are looking to find out how to sell items online, this article will provide some great information regarding this topic. You will learn what are some of the major obstacles, a number of solutions to these hurdles, the benefits associated with selling items online and how and where to get started.

Why Most People Fail At Selling Items Online

Selling items online doesn’t have to be a stressful, unpleasant experience, but for many this is the end result. They have the right intentions and look forward to the possibility of making a nice amount of money by selling various items online and from the luxury of their own home. Why then, do so many fail at this attempt. Let’s take a look at some factors associated with why people fail in this undertaking:

  • Lack of motivation or committment
  • Not sure where to start or what they want to sell (No business goals put in place)
  • Failure to do the appropriate research (No plan put into place)
  • Difficulty getting potential buyers in front of their products
  • Pricing of product(s) is not in line with other competitors
  • Competition

Would you believe in some studies, it was determined that 90% of all start-up online businesses will fail in the first 120 days? One of the factors mentioned above or a combination of a few will lead to failure when attempting to sell items online. Let’s take a look at some solutions to this pattern and get you started on the right path and part of that 10% that are successful!

Selling Items Online With A Plan … That Works!

To be successful at selling items online you must first decide on which type of items you want to sell and where you want to sell them. Are you interested in selling some items around the house that you no longer want or need? Looking to start an online business of your own and perhaps make a full time living doing this? Either way, lets devise a plan to make you successful:

  1. Establish A Goal Or Desired Outcome
  2. Decide On Which Product Or Products You Are Going To Sell
  3. Develop A Marketing Plan
  4. Decide Where You Will Sell Your Products
  5. Research

(Phase #1) Establish A Goal Or Desired Outcome

One of your first tasks and one of the most important is to figure out exactly what you wish to accomplish when selling items online. Are you planning on just listing a few items online and make some quick cash? Have you decided that you would like to create a full-time business online selling items?

Either choice is fine, as long as you have established these goals before getting into this online arena. Your goals should and will determine the amount of effort that is needed to achieve a level of success. Building an online business that will convert a nice stream of income over the years will definitely take more effort than just selling a few items to make quick cash.

In a nutshell, ask yourself this question: What are you trying to accomplish with this endeavor? When you can answer this question with complete honesty and clarity, you have established a goal and are now ready for the next phase.

(Phase #2) Deciding On A Product To Sell

Okay, you have your goal in place now and you have a good idea of what you hope to achieve in selling items online. Do you have a specific interest in something? A passion about something? I am sure you do, so this may be a great place to start when deciding on an item to sell. For example, let’s say that you have a great love for dogs. There are literally hundreds of items that you can sell online associated with dogs.

You now have your niche which obviously relates to dogs. Don’t be settled with just this ‘broad’ niche idea, as you should now do some further research to determine which items or products are selling. Why list a dog house for sale if nobody is buying them? Again, research and find out what the ‘hot’ items are out there and even check out some competitors sites to see what their site looks like.

Finally, consider your customers. Most people who visit your listing are looking for a solution to something. For example, let’s say a dog owner has noticed that their pooch is having more and more difficulty walking up stairs. They are looking for an item that perhaps alleviates hip and joint pain. A product or item that focuses on this type of condition can be a huge money maker for you!

(Phase #3) Develop A Marketing Plan 

Your next task is to develop a marketing plan that will drive customers and potential buyers to your item. Don’t underestimate the importance of this! How do plan on promoting your item and get people out in front of your item? There are a number of ways to do this so let’s take a look at a few of these below.

One of the most effective ways to market your item and my personal favorite is the creation of your own website. With a website, you will have the opportunity to inform your readers of specific details associated with your product. Your website (Blog) gives you a great deal of freedom and allows you to connect with your readers on a more personal level.

If you lack the knowledge or skills to build a website of your own, I’ve got you covered with that. There is a platform known as Wealthy Affiliate that will actually build a website for you within the niche of your choosing, for free! In a matter of minutes you will have access to your own website where you can provide relevant information regarding your item.

Seems like everyone these days is connected to some form of social media. Many online sellers use these platforms to generate loads of traffic to their listing on a daily basis. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin are just a few of social media sites that you can leverage to bring readers to your items. Engage with these individuals on these platforms and gain their trust.

For those not on a tight budget, marketing your item through paid advertising is also an option. I would strongly suggest that you are getting some organic traffic to your product before going the route of paid advertising or marketing. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of paid advertising it can get expensive if you don’t know what you are doing.

(Phase #4) Deciding Where To Sell Your Items

There are a number of sources available online that provide a platform to do this. Which option you choose is strictly an individual choice and one that will best suit your needs in selling items online.  Let’s take a look at some of these now and provide you with a few options that you may want to consider.

  1. eBay @ Amazon – I’m quite sure you have heard of both of these online powerhouses and their popularity worldwide.  Both companies will give you the opportunity to sell just about anything on their sites, but here are a few things you should know if you decide to sell on eBay or Amazon.
  • Research (You will need to know such things as pricing, which products are selling, shipping practices to name a few)
  • Marketing (Determine who your prospective buyers are, and market to that group)
  •  Policies (Become familiar with the company’s policies which include item listings, shipping, returns, etc.)
  • Fees associated with selling on eBay and Amazon
  • Setting up a Paypal account to get paid
  • Inventory (Bulk items, or just a few things you are selling around the house)
  • Reputation (Will take some time to establish yourself as a reputable, respected seller)
  • Establish your own brand (Sell what you know or are familiar with)
  • Customer Relationships (Yes, they are always right)
  • Be consistent with your effort (Only way to grow your business)

E-Commerce And The Blog Website

These E-Commerce sites are reputable and ones where thousands of people are making a great living as part of their affiliate programs. For those unfamiliar with the term ‘affiliate’ it is basically a way to leverage products that are not your own, and earn a commission when you sell these products.

So where is the best place to market, promote, or review an item that you would like to sell?  In my opinion, that would involve the creation of a website blog, a site that you own.

With a blog, you can choose which item or items you would like to promote, sign up to Amazon/eBay as an affiliate and create an online business by receiving commissions after a sale. That simple!

If a blog is something that has grab your attention but you have no idea where to start, Wealthy Affiliate will take you by the hand and create one for you. No special skills needed!

(Phase 5) Research

In order to be successful with selling items online, there is a component of research that is essential to your success. Without research, your attempt at selling items online will most likely fail. Here are a number of items that you should discover with a thorough research:

  • Is there a demand for your item?
  • How stiff is your competition?
  • Does your item help to solve or alleviate a problem to your customers?

Through research, you should be able to answer these questions and then decide if the item you plan on selling will be a profitable one. Without this research, the odds of being successful are greatly reduced.


Whether you decide to make this endeavor of selling items online as a business or just as a one time thing, you should follow and complete the five phases mentioned above. In doing so, your chances of success, are greatly increased.

As mentioned earlier, such sites as eBay and Amazon are great places to find items and promote these items as an affiliate. Thousands of people throughout the world are making a full-time living doing just this.

If you are someone who wants to take a more personal approach to making money online, creating and building a blog website is your best option. You have complete control with selecting an item, marketing, and providing valuable content to your readers as well as gaining trust.

Don’t worry if you think you don’t have the skills to create your own blog website. I certainly didn’t. Through the Wealthy Affiliate platform, I was able to get my website up and running with little stress. You can too!

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