How To Make Money Online Working At Home

Would you be interested in learning how to become your own BOSS

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rather than “busting your gut” working for someone else?

Oftentimes that “someone else” not even appreciating your efforts or recognising your talents!

If this describes even part of how you feel, well, you are just one of many and it’s definitely not a new phenomenon among workers.

Don’t get me wrong, when your job is good and you are happy at what you’re doing for a decent wage……..that’s great, really great and you are one of the lucky ones.

But it does not mean you can’t dream about having your own business and becoming your own boss.

What I’m going to talk about today is how to make money online working at home……or indeed, from working anywhere in the world with internet access.

In addition and to make things easier, you can start off working in your spare time while deciding how far you want to go – to stay part-time or to expand to a full time business.

And, you will find this hard to believe, to make things even EASIER and SIMPLER, you can try out my proposal for FREE.

Yes, you can become a Starter Member, get training and build two websites without having to pay anything.

Everybody loves this feature as it means you can “dip your toe in the water” so to speak and try things out, then if it’s not for you, well, nothings lost.

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Making Money Online – How Does It Work?


This topic of “just how do you make money online” can cause confusion. Defining how to do this is not as simple as it sounds because there are just SO MANY different ways you can earn money online, just like we know there are so many different ways to earn money in the offline world.

When you think about it, asking that question is no different than asking “how do I make money?” because of the many different ways people find to make money. So, if you give me a few minutes of your time I am going to explain exactly what the process is and what the foundation for online success starts with.

Sound good to you? OK, let’s start.

So first off, the foundation for how to work online from home…

Step 1: The Foundation of Online Success – A Website

No doubt about it, you need a WEBSITE of your own to become successful online.

People try to hack together a business without a website and they end up failing. You cannot spam the heck out of Facebook, Twitter etc., and expect results, you NEED A WEBSITE.

Each of us will have our own preferences, but have a look at this example of a website created in Wealthy Affiliate.

A website is equivalent to the foundation for a building.  In order for a builder to successfully build a house or an architect to design a skyscraper, it requires a solid foundation.  An online business is no different and your foundation will be your website.

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Mud Hut

You don’t want a “mud hut”. By this I mean, don’t build anything that is a mud hut (low quality or without a foundation) because it can easily collapse. You want to build a solid foundation and this requires a website…and this will allow you to build your virtual sky scrapers.

You can learn how to build “skyscrapers”.  I am not a fan of building something that “can be washed away by the rain”, definitely not a long term business model. So get the foundation right from the start and, when you build something substantial, you will be VERY SUCCESSFUL online.

Step 2: Building Your Virtual House – The Content

OK, so now you have your very own website, now what.  Well, the next step in the process is to create content.  Content will be one big reason why you get a good deal of your traffic (through Search Engine Optimisation – SEO). Next, your ability to build relationships with your visitors (which leads to revenue), and finally, the creation of your brand (which will lead to a long term, ongoing business).

What do I mean by Content – Content can be a variety of things, from text, to comments/dialogue within your content, to video and audio.

Search engines like Google love websites that are content rich and so do PEOPLE…..your website visitors.

Build quality content and the buyers will come.

Step 3: Putting Your Foundation on a Busy Street – Get Traffic

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Potential website traffic!

Potential Visitor Traffic

You now have your foundation for success, now you need “visitor’s eyes” on your website, also known as website traffic.  But how do you get this sort of traffic?

There are many ways in which you can do this, content being the first and foremost thing for you to focus on.

  • Writing Content
  • Creating Videos
  • Getting Rankings in Google (which comes from content)
  • Paid Traffic
  • Ad Buys

These are some of the things that can be learned within Wealthy Affiliate, the top place to get an education in online business anywhere.

So if you don’t understand what some of these things mean, they can most definitely be learned.

The Wealthy Affiliate community and Kyle himself, will be more than happy to help you out with any of your questions – you simply submit a question within Wealthy Affiliate. However, you do need to create your Free Starter Account  first…..yes, it’s free so nothing to lose, right!

Step 4: Website Goes Live – The Money Part

This is where it gets really fun.  There are 100’s of ways you can make money from a site that has traffic.  Here are just a few of the proven ways:

  • Selling Advertising (to other website owners)

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    The money part

  • Selling Affiliate Products
  • Selling Amazon Products
  • Selling Products that You Own
  • Selling the Actual Website
  • Google Adsense (putting ads on your site)

This is just a small sample of the possibilities.  Once you have your very own website (easy to create these days), content and some traffic…the sky is literally the limit.

Whether you are looking to earn a “part time” income or you want to earn a substantial living online, this is up to you. For additional information and detail, go to why do I need a website for my business? and why become an affiliate marketer.

Do Not Try This Alone!!

The absolute first thing I would suggest is that you DO NOT go at it alone.

Don’t try to find your way through the “wild west”.  There are too many “cowboys” and too many scams out there, too many “vulture” gurus, and too many people giving out misinformation.

That is why I want to invite you to MY hangout, the place where I help people like YOU every day, for free.  No catches, no credit card, just fill out a form and you’re IN!

So, now that you have a better understanding of how to make money online working at home, join me now in Wealthy Affiliate.


And if you ever need a hand with anything or are confused about the process of “earning” online, let me know.

My name is Michael, just leave a comment in the box below or Contact Me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

 

Cheers for now and take care.

Michael.

What Is The Jaaxy Keyword Tool

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This is the type of question I like to hear as it lets me talk freely and give every visitor to Powerful Affiliate some great information on Jaaxy.

Without delay, I think it’s best to do a full review in order to answer the question what is the Jaaxy keyword tool, so here goes.

This is my Jaaxy Enterprise review – just amazing!

I’ll be honest, keyword research is not one of my favourite tasks so I can tell you for nothing, anything that makes that job easier and also gives amazing results, gets the thumbs up from me.

Keyword research tools have been around for some time and were often more of a hindrance than anything else but now we have Jaaxy, which is a modern platform that has been modified and improved into what it is today.

As I said, it’s not one of my favourite tasks, but I do get a boost when I use it to check the potential of a new niche or business – I guess it’s because Jaaxy is just so easy to use and provides the exact results and information I am looking for.

Although, I must warn you, not everything is good in the general keyword tools market!

Problems With Most Keyword Tools

In the past, many keyword tools produced a huge amount of data, metrics and numbers that most people struggled to make any sense of. You could go looking for some key information and all you would get was a mass or even a mess (might be a better word) of data presented in front of you, data that was totally useless.

So, when thinking of buying keyword tools, watch out for these:
• Anything that you have to install in your PC
• Anything that provides PPC guesstimates
• Anything that requires numerous searches to accomplish a single task

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• Tools that don’t give results for all search engines

Normally, these factors indicate that they are not very good search tools. If you do get caught, you will have paid good money and then realise the data is of no help whatsoever.

Introducing You To Jaaxy Enterprise

As I mentioned earlier, I have not been impressed with other keyword tools, their mostly useless data and their inability to get at the keywords I want.
When I research my niches and look for keywords, there are really just three pieces of information that are important to me:

• How much competition does the keyword have?
• How much traffic does the keyword get?
• Does the keyword make sense?

The last one is based on my own “common sense”, the first two are metrics that Jaaxy Enterprise can ACCURATELY capture (that I have yet to see any other keyword tool efficiently gather).

Keywords that have low competition and get a good amount of traffic are SEO ready so, if you can find them, you can literally take over the search engines simply by creating some content or a video that is relevant to each keyword.

With Jaaxy, it is that easy……. but ONLY if you have the Jaaxy data.

The Art of Finding “Money Making” Keywords is Simplified!

I think the biggest fear with people these days, is the fear that the niche they are going into has too much competition. This fear has been fuelled by poor keyword tools and the resulting lack of good keyword data!

I can create successful online sales campaigns “at will” because I know how to find an unbelievable amount of keywords within a niche!

How is that you may well ask?

Well, because when you have access to a tool like Jaaxy you can uncover things that no other keyword tool can access.

Let me give you a couple of quick examples – random niches that I know nothing about, like “women’s hats” and “seniors holidays”.

I will try to find keywords that have less than 300 total competing pages in Google (in all of the worldwide web), keywords that get traffic and they MUST make sense.

Example #1: Women’s Hats
Search 1: Womens Hats (Keywords found)

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One search – Top 15 Results, of which there are 13 awesome keywords I could use….I am excluding the first which has too much competition (QSR) and is highlighted in red,  and the third from bottom, as it does not make sense to me.

With one very broad random search in Jaaxy, I have been able to quickly come up with 13 keywords that will be quite easy to rank in Google. ONE search, about 20 seconds! This gives me enough “keywords” to start a campaign targeting women’s hats. Nice or what?

Now let’s try the same within the Seniors Holidays niche.

Example #2: Seniors Holidays
Search 2 Seniors Holidays (Keywords found)

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Jaaxy Screenshot

And just like that, I have 12 “Seniors Holidays” keywords that will work nicely on a website…in fact, I could probably target these search results on my website here in Powerful Affiliate as people that are looking into Seniors Holidays will most likely be also interested in products like WealthyAffiliate.com and Jaaxy.com – that can help them build a business online during their retirement.

Anyway, I hope you agree, this proves the efficiency of Jaaxy.

In two searches and less than ONE MINUTE (literally) I have enough keywords to drive two brand new campaigns, in niches I know nothing about.

This sort of research would take HOURS working manually and using other keyword tools, that’s if you could even capture this sort of data (Jaaxy Enterprise is really that amazing!)

Potential Online Business!

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With every search you do in Jaaxy Enteprise, it will tell you which Exact Match Domains (EMD’s) are available with the corresponding search term, 90 domains at a time.

Soon you will realise, WOW there are a lot of awesome domains available!

At any moment in time, using Jaaxy, I can find  .com EMD’s that people are selling for $1,000’s within reselling services!

You could then decide to buy these domains, put a small site up on them and, because Google still ranks domains that have the keyword in them very high (even after the latest Panda update targeting EMD’s), you could basically buy up the first ranking in Google.

$10 for a domain for a year,  thousands of clicks.  To me this is an example of a complete business model with massive potential, that Jaaxy Enteprise opens up because of its ability to find domains so efficiently.

Choosing a Jaaxy Plan That Fits Your Budget

I have just scratched the surface of what Jaaxy Enterprise can do.  There are brainstorming (niche finding) functions, the ability to easily find where your sites are ranked in Google (what page you are on), finding affiliate programs, analyse your competitions websites, create keyword lists…and a heck of a lot more.    Those are icing on the cake.

Now, let me explain to you that there are Jaaxy options for any budget:

  • For someone just starting out
  • For someone that understands the importance of keyword research
  • For the power user.

Jaaxy Starter = Free

Jaaxy Pro = $19 per month, $199 per year

Jaaxy Enterprise = $49 per month, $499 per year

Choose the Jaaxy That Suits YOU HERE!

  • Personally, I use Enterprise because I am a power user (someone who doesn’t like to waste time) and if you want the ultimate brilliance, I suggest you go for that option.
  • If you are a little unsure and you want to get your feet wet using Jaaxy, try the free version.  It is limited, but it will give you a good idea of what to expect.
  • If you are starting out and on a limited budget, Jaaxy Pro still rocks.   It will save you hours per day on your keyword research and still has most of the functions of Enterprise, it just isn’t nearly as “quick”.

This tool is web based so you can access it from anywhere in the world where you have an Internet connection, including your phone.  I often find myself in the line-up at the grocery store searching for keywords or when I get an idea while I am out and about, I do a search in Jaaxy………..it stores all of your search history so you can use it to store your ideas!

Are you ready to start your own personal research Jaaxy?

Get Your Hands on Jaaxy today HERE…………. your Online Business will thank you!

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So there you have it.

That’s it for today.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you found it both enjoyable and helpful….don’t forget to leave a comment.

Cheers for now and do take care of yourself.

Michael

 

Is Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Affiliate Marketing, sounds complicated – is it suitable for beginners with no experience?

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This is a question I get asked frequently and, thankfully, it is a question that I have no difficulty answering.

Why is that?

Well, the question “is affiliate marketing for beginners” can be answered with a simple YES, but let me expand on that.

Once a person has some basic knowledge and experience of using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, they can become a marketing affiliate.

Also, because the hours are flexible and worked to suit personal needs, affiliate marketing is a fantastic opportunity for beginners, whether they are teenagers, students, middle aged, retired, unemployed, those in full-time employment or those working part-time……

This does not mean it is super easy or some “get rich quick” scheme – if that’s what you are looking for, best look somewhere else as you’ll not find it here at Powerful Affiliate.

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Affiliate Marketing is an online business, which means it is conducted over the internet, and one of its advantages is it costs very little to setup and get started. Unlike an offline business where setup costs, premises, stock etc. can be very high.

However, like an offline business, the marketing affiliate working online must be committed, focused, hardworking and determined to succeed. And, likewise, the degree of success will be down to the individual marketing affiliate and the amount of quality work put into the business.

Related articleswhat is an affiliate marketing business and why become an affiliate marketer.

Would It Suit Retired People?

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Retirement need not mean relying solely on savings or a pension for income.

A retired person probably won’t want to work at a physically demanding job, so affiliate marketing provides an ideal opportunity to do something with low setup costs, easily managed and suitable for generating a second source of income, even if it is only part-time.

Not everyone has an abundance of money to live a fulfilling life throughout their retirement years, so it only makes sense to have a side line business in the background that can supplement an existing income and make life a little more free and easy. After all, retirement should be enjoyable after a life of hard work.

Now, think about your retirement years!

Whether you are already retired or approaching retirement, what exactly do you want to do during those years? What are your hopes and dreams?

  • Where will you be living?
  • Would you like to travel?
  • Will you have enough money for a comfortable life?
  • Will you buy a new car or take up a new hobby?

How To Make Money In Retirement (or if unemployed or in part-time employment)

As mentioned already, doing business online is perfect and tailor made for those in retirement. There is no physical labour involved and all you need is a computer, an internet connection and a desire to earn some extra income on the side.

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Let’s look at some advantages to running an online business during your retirement years:

  • Lifestyle freedom
  • Loads of opportunities
  • Flexible time
  • Access to a global marketplace
  • Very low overheads
  • Easy to get started
  • No physical labour
  • Freedom to travel – work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, almost everywhere nowadays
  • Earn extra income
  • Avoid money stress
  • An online business can be full time or part time.

It can be more like a hobby business, something you and your partner can enjoy, you can do part-time and when it suits you. Your efforts can lead to passive and residual income, so you don’t actually have to continually work for every single dollar.

Superannuation, savings, investments and pensions are fine, but having control of your life with an online business will really help give you a true feeling of financial security.

Start An Online Business Today

Here at Powerful Affiliate – where you are reading this post – I can show you how to start an online business that makes money, with a fantastic training program designed for anyone who wants to learn how to run an online business. The training is easy to follow, you can earn while you learn and you can do it all at your own pace.

Best of all, it’s free to get started and to build two websites – so try it out, see if it’s a good fit for you.

After that, there is a single, simple upgrade option that is paid monthly or annually. That upgrade gives you access to an awesome amount of additional tutorials, training and support that will set you on a pathway to online business success. Success that I’m sure, can supplement your existing income and lifestyle quite nicely.

Again, this equally applies if you are unemployed, employed part time or even a student.

It’s well worth a try – you have nothing to lose, right!

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Work from anywhere…

That’s it for today.

I hope you found this article informative and helpful.

Either way, it would be great if you leave a comment in the box below.

Cheers for now and do take care.

Michael

Getting Started At Affiliate Marketing

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Starting As An Affiliate Marketer

Starting an online affiliate marketing business is definitely one of the simplest ways to earn money from your computer and most importantly, since you’re interested in working from home, you can work at times that suit you. So, getting started at affiliate marketing should never be scary or frightening to anybody no matter what their background is.

What does this mean?

Well, it means you can start by doing it part-time and you can keep your day job. It also means you don’t need to eat, breath and live your business in order to make it work – although you will enjoy it and you will get immersed in it.

Also, because it requires very little experience, you can set it up quickly and begin to reap the benefits of having your very own online business, working at you own pace, while still learning the ins and outs of growing that business.

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You might say you hate selling? Well, that’s what being in business is all about, so you outlook on sales and selling will change – one of the great things about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to go door-to-door or make any of those annoying cold calls to qualify you as an efficient marketing affiliate.

It’s all about recognising who you are, what are you interests or passions in life and changing your mind-set to seeing yourself as a business person. Yes, a business person who happens to do their business online from home. You will have to clear your head and sort through your junk (de-clutter your brain) in order to see the opportunities in front of you. Otherwise, you may miss great chances to make something big from something small and then blame it on other factors.

If you wish, go there right now and check it out for FREE as a Starter Member……..you have nothing to lose, right!

Is An Online Affiliate Business Hard Work?

It does take hard work and commitment, especially when you are new to the online business environment. However, you will find it thoroughly engaging and enjoyable and, if you do it right, you can continue to earn money from your work for months and years to come.

If you are looking to do the bare minimum for huge benefits, or looking for some get rich quick scheme, this information will not benefit you.

However, if your goal is to start a business from home that is flexible and enjoyable, then an online marketing affiliate business may be just what you are looking for. Nowadays you can easily start an online business that is based on your passion or passions, your skills and what you see as your purpose – and that business will be sustainable to meet the needs of your current and future customers.

You can start your business on a part time basis to begin with and in time, you may want to expand it into a full-time business – that will largely depend on how much you put into it.

Related topic: Why Become an Affiliate Marketer?

Affiliate Marketing

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As a newcomer, you basically have to know that it comes down to these:

  • You set up a website (very easy to do these days)
  • Decide On A Niche – a niche is an area in the marketplace where a specific group of people have a shared interest…..examples, mountain climbing, losing belly fat…..
  • You find related products that you like.
  • Through promotional techniques (there are hundreds of ways) you go about attracting visitors to your website, sales pages, ads and/or social media accounts
  • Some of those visitors will buy the products you promote and you will earn a commission (usually 35% to 50%) – some programs offer more and some offer less
  • Then you get your money deposited into your account.

Those are the basics.

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How to start an online business…

 

There will be many opportunities for you to jump on when you decide to start you affiliate marketing home based business. The biggest areas that people are willing to pay for are Health & Wellness (in particular losing weight), Personal Development, Dating and All Things Money (making more, saving, crushing debt etc).

For example, many companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Target have affiliate programs. Meaning, you can apply for registration and approval as an affiliate. Once approved, you can set up a way to drive visitors to your website where you promote specific products from that store with a banner or a link on your webpage and when a visitor clicks, it takes them to the sales page of the merchant. In this case it would be Amazon, Walmart or Target, and if they make a purchase, you earn a commission.

Digital products such as ebooks, online courses or anything of the like are virtual programs that can be downloaded online. These have a higher payout commission because there is really no inventory or shipping costs to carry by the merchant. Some of the most popular digital product affiliate suppliers are Clickbank, CJ and Shareasale – some of which also have physical products you can promote.

Now, there are dozens of other companies that offer affiliate programs. These are just examples I put out there because they are well known companies. The choice will be yours and you will fine-tune your decision once you embark on your own research.

Affiliate Marketing is One Of the Easiest Home Internet Businesses to Start

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Becoming an affiliate marketer has a lot of opportunities and layers, for that reason I couldn’t possibly post the entire contents of what I’ve learned so far – because you’d be reading this page forever. What I can tell you is that I will give you my best summary that will help you decide if this online business idea is good for you. Hopefully it will push you to expand your horizons and earnings as you explore more.

So let me break it down on how this business works.

Make a decision you are going to start a marketing affiliate business, make a strong commitment and promise yourself that you will stay focused.

In the beginning of this post, I talked about the idea of doing this business at your own pace and that is one of the great things about this type of business. However, you must be productive while you are working on it.

One of the bad habits that afflicts many would be affiliate marketers is that they start to lose confidence and or focus. They then go on one of those information seeking sprees and often jump into one of the many online Scams that promises them the world. Or, they let go of the dream altogether.

Make a commitment that you will make this work and stick with it.

Decide On A Niche

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A niche is an area in the marketplace where a specific group of people have a shared interest. For example, on Powerful Affiliate, all the pages and posts are about or related to affiliate marketing.

Ideally, it should be something for which you have a passion, something you have experienced and something you like talking or writing about.

You don’t want a Niche that is too broad or too narrow. Say for example, you set up a website on the general theme of “personal development”, now that might be too broad for you as an individual as you will have to compete with some serious players and companies with huge resources for marketing.

On the other hand, picking a general theme like “how to lose belly fat” or “fresh water fly fishing” might be just right as either one is targeting a specific enough group in a particular market.

Get Your Website Up and Running

You will need to set up a website through one of the many platforms such as WordPress.com, WordPress.org or Blogger where you will be able to start publishing content – that is pages and posts. I use WordPress.org and pay for a domain name and hosting.

Although not recommended, you could put up a simple website using a free platform just to get a feel for the process. Be wary however, a free website can be pulled from under you because you don’t own it and there will be certain rules you must follow – so examine all their terms and conditions first.

Related topic: Build A Website From Scratch For Free

Find Products to Promote

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Once you decide on your niche, start looking at relevant companies and searching their webpages to see if they offer affiliate programs……sometimes the affiliate link is found on the footer of a website. Get on their emailing list and start familiarising yourself with their business and products to see if they would be a comfortable fit for your website and your long term business.

Companies with affiliate programs will give you a unique affiliate link with your specific “affiliate ID”. You can then place that link on your sales pages, blogs, ads or social media content and you will then get a commission when a visitor to your website follows that link and makes a purchase.

One great advantage is that many of these companies have what they call long term “cookies” which will give you a commission even when the visitor makes a purchase at a different time. These cookies are just pieces of tracking software that track referred sales for a period of time. That way, if the company offers 90 day cookies, the visitor that you first referred can go back and make a purchase within that 90 day period and you will earn a commission on that sale. Some companies offer lifetime cookies – these are fantastic – because you can make ongoing commissions from that visitor as long as they remain a customer of the linked company and continue to make purchases, even though you only referred that customer once.

Another area where there is serious earning potential is membership products – when a customer purchases a membership, could be for one year or more, and you make a commission every month that person pays for their membership.

Is that great business or what?

And remember, any product purchased as a result of following an affiliate link, costs exactly the same as if that product was purchased directly from the supplying company.

Publish Content Consistently

You will have to publish content on your website that is enticing to visitors and also informative. If you decide to put up a blog or a website of some kind, not only should you keep it fresh and updated for your visitors but also for search engines like Google and Bing who love fresh and new content.

In addition, you should get your visitors excited and wanting more from you. This develops trust and eases the way to purchasing products you promote. The more loyal your following is, the more sales you will make.

Content is a term that is used to describe not only the information you put up on your site, but also the emails you send to your customer list, social media updates, ebooks, courses, videos, podcasts and a whole bunch of things that will get your name out there and help your brand grow.

Your aim is to become the authority or the “go to” website for a particular niche.

Pages and Posts

In the simplest terms, writing pages and posts basically means that you are going to publish relevant, informative topics on your website in a way that encourages visitors to stay and explore your website and, hopefully, click on your affiliate links.

This could be as simple as publishing a very informative blog post, a review of a product or building a landing page with snippets that make the website visitor feel like they’ve found what they’ve been looking for.

Creating content, in the form of pages and blogs, is a skill that must be learned but with practice, most people get the hang of it and soon begin to test what works and what doesn’t work for their particular business.

Start Promoting

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Start Promoting

There are many ways of getting traffic to the products you are promoting and one of the quickest and least expensive ways is blogging.

When you start to publish blog posts, you’ll promote your posts all over social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and many other sites. Not only will that spread your message but it will also build relationships with other key players online who can give you more exposure.

Other methods include, video marketing, pod-casting, article marketing (which doesn’t pull the weight it once did but some people still swear by it), email marketing and social bookmarking sites. You can also participate in forums, leave comments on other blogs and write press releases.

Those are just a few traffic building strategies, as you get more experienced you will learn other methods of getting visitors to your promotions and you’ll learn and tweak according to what works best for your business.

 Build a List of Subscribers

You will also want to use an email marketing service or what they call an autoresponder provider like Aweber or Mailchimp that will allow you to have sign-up forms – like the one at the end of this page – so that you can collect emails and keep in touch with your subscribers.

This establishes a rapport with them and you can send them promotions, along with other valuable information, directly to their inbox. Do not, however, get into the habit of just sending promotions. People want valuable information they can use – any promotions you send should add to the valuable information you’ve already sent.

Track and Test Your Promotions

There is software you can install on your website such as Google Analytics or other paid services where you can track, not only your website visitors but also the clicks. That way you can test your promotions and your marketing efforts to ensure you are making the best income and that you continue to increase your affiliate sales.

An Online Affiliate Business As an Income Stream

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Too much money!!!

Even though you don’t necessarily need a website to start with affiliate marketing as you can promote your affiliate products through other means, it is a highly recommended option for growing your affiliate based business.

First of all, you’ll learn how to be an entrepreneur and maybe eventually outgrow affiliate marketing as your main source of income and make way for you to explore other business models.

As you build credibility and your expert status on a particular subject, you can even write a book and get invited to speaking events if you wanted to. Many online business owners make a nice living doing keynote presentations at networking events. Some speakers make $500 to $20k a pop depending on their expertise and demand. Plus, you can add other income streams such as coaching, consulting, or even sell advertising space on your website and newsletter.

Having an affiliate online business can earn you enough to work from home but it takes time to make it into a full-time business. For me, right now, it’s a nice little side business. I have a few streams of income from both online and offline activities so, at this moment in time, I run my online business part-time.

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You know what, it’s nice to check my inbox and find an email that says something like this “you’ve made an affiliate sale today!” And the best part is, it happens round the clock, whether I’m working on my website, attending to a client, sleeping, playing golf or just relaxing……..hard to beat that!


That’s it for now, I hope you found this post informative and useful.

Don’t forget to leave a comment in the box below.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,

Michael.

Internet Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

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All of us can make mistakes…..

When I first got involved in affiliate marketing, all I wanted was to just make money and make it fast.

Like a wild animal just released from captivity, off I went in every direction, trying everything, with no real plan and no idea of the mistakes I was making that could very well damage my chances of succeeding at internet marketing.

Having completed the fantastic and amazing training with Wealthy Affiliate and having gained significant experience of both affiliate marketing and helping other new affiliate marketers, I have come to the conclusion that there are 7 particular mistakes new affiliate marketers make.

So, you ask, what are those particular internet marketing mistakes to avoid?

Ok, here goes…..

Particular Mistakes Made By New Marketing Affiliates

# 1 – Selling Rather Than Helping

Yes, the word “marketing” does imply “selling”, but for the most part of our daily routine, our job as an affiliate is not to sell — that is the job of the sales page our affiliate links lead the visitor to.

When I first started, my overwhelming (and totally naive) impulse was to fill my pages with words and links that screamed “BUY THIS NOW!”………unfortunately, that didn’t help the reader learn WHY they should have / buy this product. I only wanted them to click a link which would hopefully lead to a commission for me.

Potential buyers want to hear what other people think about a product before making a decision to buy that product or not — that’s why the reviews on Amazon products are so powerful. Those reviews are genuine reviews from people who have absolutely nothing to gain whether someone buys the product or does not buy the product.

When we talk more like an unbiased reviewer rather than a high-pressure salesperson, we will find we make more sales and people will come back for advice on other products in the future.

# 2 – Too Many Affiliate Programs / Products!

This is another big mistake I made when starting out — joining any and every affiliate program I came across. While I absolutely do believe in cultivating multiple streams of income when working online, there is a point where you have too much to deal with and it becomes unmanageable. Choose your affiliate programs wisely and don’t overload yourself.

# 3 – Not Testing The Merchant’s Performance

Whenever I choose to promote a particular Merchant’s offer, I do put myself in the shoes of a potential customer and opt in to test the Merchant’s follow up performance.

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I learned this the hard way.

Nothing breaks a reader’s trust more than being led to a promotion that does not live up to its sales pitch and promise. Again, check it out, put yourself in the shoes of a potential customer and see what will happen if they follow your advice.

# 4 – Not Tracking

This was another mistake I made when I first started out. I was and still am fond of promoting Amazon products on the pages and posts of my websites, but I was forgetting to check which affiliate links were successful and which were not.

Why is this a mistake? Put simply — when you make a sale, you want to know WHERE the sale came from. This enables you to know which pages are converting well so you can grow and scale that campaign.

Amazon is very user friendly in this regard so you will have no problem seeing what is working well and what is not working so well.

Yes, making any commission is fantastic, but knowing where and how you made that commission is what makes you a better marketer. It lets you grow and scale your campaigns — as opposed to working blindly.

# 5 – Not Comparing Similar Products

One of the best converting tactics I use to sell affiliate products online (especially physical products from Amazon) is to compare the “main” product with two other similar products.

When people are in buying mode for a physical product, they tend to have their options narrowed down to 2 or 3 and need help making the choice that is best for them.

By comparing the “3 Best Products”, I am not only helping my visitors make a choice, but I also have my affiliate links there for THREE products instead of just one! What’s not great about that?

Over time, when I track my web pages, I will be able to see which products are most interesting to visitors and then move the best converting products to the top of the page or rearrange the layout to help the visitor and gain maximum benefit.

Comparison or Review web pages are not only very popular and helpful for visitors, they are also very profitable for you.

# 6 – “Make Money” Online Products

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People often complain online that they can’t make a dime from online marketing. Then, when you visit their website they are promoting an online product that will “make you rich” followed by an affiliate link.

Now, obviously, that’s a contradiction!

It happens all the time. Please, don’t do it.

If you’re new and you want to promote products in the Make Money Online arena, do not make false claims that it made money for you. In fact, don’t make false claims at all, ever!

Yes, of course, talk about the benefits of the product/training — maybe even why it sounds awesome to you — but don’t try to trick people. You will ruin your credibility.

# 7 – Losing Focus…“Oh I must check out that lovely shiny thing over there!”

This is the biggest downfall for any new affiliate marketer. In fact, it can cause really big issues for seasoned affiliate marketers as well.

Oftentimes, you will be working on one particular thing when, all of a sudden, something “shiny” comes through your inbox or is mentioned in a forum you frequent. Then off you go chasing some new idea to make money online.

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Ignore these “shiny things” that are sure to fly by on a constant basis. They will just distract you from your current project/campaign. One completed and profitable campaign is worth so much more than 50 almost half-finished campaigns or projects.

Conclusion

Affiliate marketing is a business that requires self-motivation and focus.

For many of us, these are learned skills.

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Once you are aware of the the mistakes that can be made and how those mistakes can cause a loss of sales and profits, you will be better able to control your performance and build a sustainable, profitable, long-term, online business.

So, best of luck out there!!


You will find more helpful information at The Wealthy Affiliate University Review and why become an affiliate marketer, so go there now or go to how to start an online business that makes money.

 

I hope you found this article helpful, either way, please leave a comment below.

Looking forward to seeing you here again.

Cheers,

Michael.

What Is The Best Online Security Protection

What Is The Best Online Security Protection for both small and large businesses?

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Online Security

Whether you are doing your online business nationally, internationally or worldwide, you need the maximum level of online security protection.

Standard antivirus packages do a particular job, which is described more fully below, but you do need a “second layer” for maximum protection. That “second layer” is the speciality of Heimdal Security and specifically their product Heimdal PRO.

Security is very important if you have an existing Online Business or if you are thinking of starting one – in which case you should see the Powerful Affiliate pages “What is an Affiliate Marketing Business” and “Why Become an Affiliate Marketer“, these will help with your decision and are well worth reading now or after you finish here.

Online criminals hate Heimdal Security as they protect you from attacks that the antivirus packages can’t block.

You may well ask, is this “second layer” and the related cost absolutely necessary?

Well, I will address the question, what is the best online security protection and other frequently asked questions as I go through this review.

I think it will be more beneficial and clearer, if I break the information down under these headings:

  1. User benefits
  2. Features
  3. Protects against
  4. Best Security Addition for any Antivirus package
  5. Who is Heimdal Security
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Free Security Resources
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# 1 – User benefits

Protects your computer from 2nd generation malware.

Ransomware, exploit kits, financial Trojans and data-stealing malware are just a few examples of 2nd generation malware that Heimdal PRO blocks.

Sanitises your Internet traffic to block malicious traffic.

Heimdal PRO works proactively, scanning all your incoming and outgoing Internet traffic to identify malicious connections. Heimdal blocks these connections and keeps malware from being downloaded and installed on your computer.

Keeps your financial data and confidential information safe.

Heimdal PRO closely monitors your outgoing Internet traffic too. When it sees that malware is trying to ex-filtrate data from your computer to a malicious server or website, it blocks the connection.

Saves time and enhances your security with automated software Updates.

Not many people know this, but updating software blocks up to 85% of web attack angles. The software manager in Heimdal PRO installs updates automatically and without interrupting your work (or fun). It can also install new software for you, fast and safely.

Protects your digital life from attacks you don’t even notice.

To reach more potential victims, cyber criminals hack legitimate websites and online ads and even impersonate brands you trust and love. Due to its deep and vast intelligence about servers and websites used by cyber criminals, Heimdal PRO protects you from cyber threats that the eye can’t see and your antivirus package can’t detect.

Experience a safer web, but just as fast as before.

Heimdal PRO was created so it could be both discrete and effective, so it doesn’t slow down your system or your Internet connection.

Check out our cool video showing what Heimdal PRO does and why users need it:

# 2 – Features

  • Traffic-based Malware Detection
  • Advanced Traffic Scanning & Filtering
  • Online Banking Security
  • Automatic Software Updates
  • Silent Vulnerability Blocking
  • Software Manager
  • Security News Alerts
  • Free Support

# 3 – Protects against

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  • Adware & Spyware
  • Botnets
  • Browser & DNS hijacking
  • Data Leakage & Data Theft
  • Drive-by Attacks
  • Email Malware Distribution
  • Exploit Kits
  • Fileless Malware
  • Form-grabbing Malware
  • Keyloggers
  • Macro Viruses & more
  • Malicious Traffic Redirects
  • Malvertising
  • Phishing, Whaling, Pharming
  • Polymorphic Malware
  • Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)
  • Ransomware
  • Remote Access Trojans
  • Rogueware
  • URL & SQL injection
  • Zero Day Malware

# 4 – Best Security Addition for any Antivirus Package

Heimdal PRO is not an antivirus, but it’s a perfect complement to one.

Antivirus is reactive because it looks for files and actions, whereas Heimdal is proactive, analysing your Internet traffic.

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The best online security protection

# 5 – Who is Heimdal Security?

Heimdal Security protects users and companies from sophisticated cyber-criminal actions, by keeping confidential information and intellectual property safe.

The Heimdal Security software was initially developed in 2011 by Team Defcon CTF World Champions in hacking and is now used to protect organisations and users across the world against advanced attacks, no matter where their users may travel.

# 6 – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Heimdal PRO?  

Heimdal PRO is a cyber threat security suite that uses Internet traffic scanning to keep you safe against ransomware, financial Trojans, data-stealing malware and other threats that an antivirus package can’t detect.

How much does it cost?

You can see the retail prices for Heimdal PRO in their online shop – price will depend on your country, number of computers needing protection and license period.

What is the difference between Heimdal PRO and Heimdal FREE?

Heimdal FREE keeps your vulnerable applications up-to-date automatically and eliminates vulnerabilities used in cyber attacks. Compared to Heimdal PRO, the FREE version does not offer Internet traffic scanning and filtering or malware  detection.

What operating systems does Heimdal PRO run on?

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)

Are there any online reviews for Heimdal PRO?

Customer reviews on Trustpilot

Heimdal PRO reviewed on Softpedia

Heimdal PRO reviewed on Digital Citizen

Can Heimdal be used in a corporate environment?

Yes, but Heimdal really recommends using Heimdal CORP. This  product was developed specifically for larger IT environments. Compared to Heimdal PRO, the CORP version also offers access to the web-based Unified Threat Dashboard, a great tool for any company’s IT administrator.

# 7 – Free Security Resources

The Heimdal Security blog.

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Online Hacker

The Heimdal Security award-winning cyber security blog keeps you up to date on breakthrough security alerts and paves the way to safer digital lives with actionable how-to guides and articles.

Cyber Security for Beginners (course)

Turn your inbox into a classroom with this self-paced course designed for everyone and anyone.

 The Daily Security Tip

From the Heimdal inbox to yours: 365 security tips to last you for an entire year, dropped at a rate of 1 tip/day!

The Ultimate Windows 10 Security Guide

All the pointers you need to adjust and tweak your Windows 10 settings in order to boost your cyber security and privacy.

The Cyber Security Glossary

Decode all that tech talk in cyber security articles so that it makes sense to you. Includes links to in-depth resources!

Cyber Security for Small Business Owners (Course)

Master the basics of cyber security to protect your small business and your client’s data. All in 24 step-by-step lessons!

So, to conclude and answer the question “what is the best online security protection”……….definitely Heimdal Security.


So there you have it – I think any concerns you might have had, are now answered.

Also, I think you will now understand why Powerful Affiliate has no hesitation in recommending Heimdal Security and specifically their Heimdal PRO and Heimdal CORP security products.

Click HERE and go there now and check the prices for yourself!


 

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As always, I love to get feedback, so please leave a comment in the box below.

Thank you for visiting, do call again as Powerful Affiliate is updated regularly.

Cheers and do take care.

Michael

Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam Or Legit

Scams Are All Around You


Scammers are all around us, trying to sell us their “secret technique” to make quick money or some sort of magical “get rich quick” scheme. They show you some bank account statements, flashy sports cars, luxurious houses and so on….then, suddenly, it seems like your dreams are about to come true, but…………NO!

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Scammer…

When you drill deeper, what you actually get is pretty much nothing – except a waste of your time, a loss of your hard earned cash and more disappointment. After one or two such experiences, you would be feeling very upset, very annoyed and, unfortunately, also convinced that your dream of making money online is not possible. This is not the situation I want you to experience.

Here’s a chance for you to stop that right now. I would like to help you get started at building a sustainable and profitable online business.

Making real money online is not easy, there is a very steep learning curve involved and before making any commitments you must make sure you are not walking into a SCAM.

And you must address this question, is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or legit?

A Positive Environment with Like-Minded People is What You Need

In order for you to succeed, one of the most important things you need to do is to place yourself in a positive environment with like-minded people.

In school, we were in a class with a positive atmosphere and hard-working classmates.

Similarly, you need that for internet marketing.

Become part of an online community where people learn internet marketing together while interacting and sharing the knowledge with each other. Whenever you need help, there are people to help you in just a few minutes or even seconds.

​I know you are probably getting impatient as you just want to quickly get started making money online. But, I want to make sure you understand the importance of joining a community with thousands of experts. A community that changed my life, taught me everything I know about internet marketing and gave me the confidence boost I needed for starting an online business.

I was very lucky to find it!

Introducing Wealthy Affiliate

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Wealthy Affiliate

I’m going to give you more details on the platform and community that changed me from a complete newcomer to internet marketing into an experienced and mature online marketer. Stay with me, I want to help you, because this is something that can change your life, just like it has changed mine.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online platform and community that provides all the necessary training and support for you to succeed online. It is not just a platform nor just a community. It is both, combined! ​

The Powerful Affiliate pages “The Wealthy Affiliate University Review” and “Why Become an Affiliate Marketer” will help with your decision and are worth reading now or after you finish here.

What You Can Get From Wealthy Affiliate​ – The Top 10 Features

  • Various types of Training Resources in different areas – Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom training and Courses
  • A very active and supportive community
  • Live Chat – Live and Interactive help to get your questions answered in seconds, even during the night!
  • Live Weekly Webinar
  • Access to hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, including Kyle and Carson!
  • A Spam Free Environment
  • Fast & Secure Website Hosting
  • 2 Free Websites
  • Keyword Research Tool (You’ll gonna need this when you start blogging, to get ranked well in Google)
  • Completely FREE to Get Started!

To fully understand the cool features that are available for you, I recommend you join as a Free Starter Member and explore it for yourself! You have nothing to lose, right!

My Journey At WA So Far – How It Changed My Life

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I’m not going to lie to you and say that Wealthy Affiliate gave me success overnight. That is just not possible, anywhere.

You must understand that nothing in this world can bring you overnight success. Those “Get rich quick” schemes are definitely scams. So if you still believe that somehow you can get rich and succeed overnight – you will have to change. Otherwise, you will not get very far.

​When I first joined WA, I was still very sceptical, possibly, just like you are feeling right now. Mostly, that was because I was still recovering from a bad experience I had with a previous company. Very quickly, I was welcomed into the community and I began to look on WA as a community of like minded people who are very resourceful and very helpful – rather than a “company” which sounds very profit-driven.

​I started with the Free Starter Membership and could not believe how good and how easy the training was. However, even after a few months, I was still unsure if I could make it here and then, guess what, that’s when my first sale came in. Although it was just a $3 Amazon Bounty Commission, it boosted my confidence a lot and I suddenly felt like everything was possible.

Believe me, I get great satisfaction from sharing this amazing opportunity with you and I want to see you writing a post about YOUR  first online income as soon as possible.🙂

​The reason Wealthy Affiliate changed my life is that it provided me with the necessary foundation and training for me to start my own successful online business. Thanks to Kyle’s guidance and training,  I’m also able to share my experience and show others how to do the same.

I don’t mind admitting that, even now, I still encounter problems and frustrations occasionally, however, the WA community always has my back covered. I can easily find solutions or get my questions answered very fast – be it in the live chat, other training resources, blogs or in the “Ask a Question” tool. Every single time I came across something I was not sure about, there was always someone there to help. It’s only natural that you will have a lot of questions and some problems along the way but, rest assured, you can get any problems fixed very fast. So the answer to the question “Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or legit” is:

Wealthy Affiliate is definitely NOT a scam and is totally LEGIT! -read my full review HERE.

Will It Change YOUR Life Too?​

​I don’t see any reason why it won’t. I’m here to change YOUR life from now – the same training that taught me is still there, waiting for you to learn.

What you need to do, is just take action and get started.

Afterwards, you need to take action on what you’ve learned.

Remember, take action! Don’t be afraid.

Pricing

​Wealthy Affiliate has two membership levels – Starter and Premium. This is a very good system and there are no other up-sells, just the two levels, Free & Paid. WA makes it very clear to people from the start, unlike many other companies out there who have multiple levels of membership – each level being hotly promoted and sold for additional fees – that’s a definite NO NO!

Multiple up-sells are a standard feature of many SCAMS!​

Starter Membership (Free)

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Free Starter Membership

Starter Membership is ​completely FREE for life. Yes, you heard it correctly, it lasts FOR LIFE.

It’s not like a limited time trial that forces people to pay or else they are forced to leave. WA doesn’t do that kind of thing. So you can try WA for free without pressure for as long as you want.

I suppose, it’s a bit like a “WA Lite” version where you have access to the necessary things to start off.

Many people have asked whether they can make money as a Starter Member. My answer is… YES, you can make money because you have the basic tools and knowledge that you need.

But it is difficult, as​ there is a lot of competitors out there with full training, knowledge and support. You will succeed faster with a more complete guide, more training and support.

Starter Membership Overview – Get the Feel of WA

  • Instant Access to WA Community
  • 2 Free Websites
  • 30 Free Keyword Searches
  • 7-Day Live Chat
  • Level 1 Online Entrepreneur Certification Course
  • Affiliate Bootcamp Training Phase 1
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Premium Membership (Paid)​

(USD $49 /month OR USD $359 /year​)

To start building an online business, people usually have to search for their own resources and help. This includes website hosting, website building, keyword researching, support, etc. Apart from this technical stuff, you still have to find training and tutorials to learn the business. All these bring separate costs which are quite high when bought individually.

Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership covers everything for you. It’s like an “All in One” package.

You will get everything you need to succeed online. You will also save the time, you would otherwise spend, searching and testing all those different services. WA Premium combines all the high quality services you require into one single low priced package.

Premium Membership Overview – Everything You Need For Success

  • 50 Websites
  • Private Messaging (You can directly message to the owners and they do reply you!)
  • Access to all Training, Courses and Classrooms
  • Live Weekly Webinars
  • Unlimited Live Chat
  • Unlimited Keyword Searches
  • Higher Affiliate Commission
  • 24/7/365 Website Support (Get your technical issues resolved fast)
  • Website Feedback & Comment platform
  • Website Analysis

Starter V.S. Premium​

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Starter & Premium membership options

Below is a chart comparing the difference between Starter and Premium:

What I Recommend For You!

​I recommend you start off with Starter Membership.

You should explore Wealthy Affiliate for yourself first and decide whether this is a long term project for you. If not, I don’t want you to waste your time.

On the other hand, if you are joining the community, then you should be moving on at full speed and aiming for a long term success.

When you think you are ready, you should go Premium and get access to everything within WA. You should pay monthly for about one month before you turn yearly. The reason to pay yearly is very simple – to save money. Since you have made the decision that this is a long term project for you, it’s a no-brainer for you to pay yearly and save your money.​

If you pay yearly, it’s USD $359 per year which is equal to USD $29.92 per month! Think about it, university fees, how much it costs to invest in a franchise business or how much it costs to set up any business – then consider that you will be getting an awesome amount of tuition, training, tools and support, for just $29.92 per month, it’s out of this world!

And There’s A Bonus​

​There’s more. After you sign up for the Starter Membership, there’s a bonus promotion for you. You can become Premium at USD $19 for the first month (61% discount) if you upgrade within the first 7 days.

Finally, What You’ll Be Doing At WA…

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Everything you will ever need…

​There are tons of ways you can earn money online. However, Wealthy Affiliate simplifies that for you. You will have two choices.

Firstly, you can build a business from your passion. For example, if you like football, you can build a website on football or on an element within football. The training will guide you on how you can make it profitable.

Secondly, if you do not have a passion to start with, that’s totally fine. WA has a “predefined” topic for you to start with and the Bootcamp Training will guide you all along the way.

Right, now that’s about everything you need to know for now.

Ready to Begin Your Journey with Wealthy Affiliate?

Start HERE.


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Don’t forget to leave a comment below, feedback is great and it helps me improve my posts.

Thanks for visiting.

Cheers,

Michael.

Is Affiliate Marketing Worth The Effort

Affiliate Marketing Continues To Grow

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Online Affiliate Marketing

Over the last 15 years, Affiliate Marketing has evolved from something that was a mere tool for companies to extend their reach online, to something that is a vital part of their actual businesses.

To such an extent that today, many businesses rely solely on affiliate marketing to build their brand, their exposure and their revenue. So, the answer to the question “is affiliate marketing worth the effort” is a resounding YES.

If you are a company with an online presence and you don’t have an affiliate program in 2018, you truly don’t have a proper online presence. It’s that simple.

With Affiliate Marketing, you have a lot of opportunities online in 2018, more so than I have ever seen. This will continue over the coming years as the Internet continues to grow, as people are more connected more often and as more and more companies continue to invest most of their marketing budgets into affiliate programs for their online sales.

Affiliate Marketing in 2018, is it Any Different?

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Online Office!

Okay, time for a quick break down of affiliate marketing.

First, what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting another companies product or service in exchange for a commission. There are 100,000’s of affiliate programs that you can join, choose products, promote them and then get a commission on every sale.

At the core of an online business, you have a product and you have a consumer.

Connecting these two items is YOU, the affiliate (and your affiliate link).

CONSUMER => GOES THROUGH AFFILIATE LINK => BUYS PRODUCT => YOU GET $$ COMMISSION

At the core, that is where affiliate marketing is. Obviously there is a bit more to it than this, like, how do you find and attract consumers, but the process of making money as an affiliate is not any more complicated than this.

That is what you learn here at Powerful Affiliate. When you understand the proper processes of choosing a niche, building out your website and becoming an authority within any niche of your choice – you will truly be able to capitalise on this business model which will remain largely unchanged for many years to come.

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How to start an online business…

7 Things You Need to Know About Affiliate Marketing in 2018

There are many things that you should be aware of prior to heading into affiliate marketing. In fact, I have 7 things that I want you to know before you enter into the affiliate marketing world.

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# 1. Affiliate Marketing is Growing at the Fastest Pace ever.

It is estimated that the affiliate marketing industry will be worth $5.97 billion by 2019.

# 2. All Major Online Brands Are Built on Affiliate Marketing.

Amazon, Apple, HP, Best Buy, Etsy… you name it. Without affiliate programs, and affiliates, these companies would have WAY less market share online. The likes of Amazon, built their empire on affiliates, it is rare these days – when doing research on a product or service – that you don’t come across an Amazon affiliate site.

# 3. There Has Never been this Many Affiliate Programs.

Every year, there are more and more affiliate programs as companies see the opportunity to carve out such a vast marketing team online. There are 20-30 huge affiliate networks alone, with 10,000’s of affiliate programs not to mention all of the 10,000’s of independent affiliate programs.

# 4.There Are Over 500 Million Products You Can Promote as An Affiliate.

Yes, you read that correctly. There are over 500 MILLION products that you can promote online! This subset of products only continues to grow, not to mention the 100,000’s of online and offline services that also have affiliate programs.

If you are not an existing Affiliate Marketer, you should read the Powerful Affiliate pages “The Wealthy Affiliate University Review” and “Why Become an Affiliate Marketer” – these will help you decide if it’s for you, well worth reading now or after you finish here.

# 5. People Are Moving Their Spending Online at a Faster Pace Than Ever.

I personally spend most of my money online now, shifting away from offline businesses. I know it can be considered bad not to support local, but I personally would rather support online (being an Internet entrepreneur) in particular when the prices are better, the selection is unparalleled, and when I know affiliates and fellow Internet entrepreneurs are benefiting from it. This trend is ONLY going to continue.

# 6. Almost Every Sale Online Has An Affiliate Behind It.

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That is correct, almost every purchase that you make online has in some form or another an affiliate behind it and earning a commission. Whether you are doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon or you are buying a service to help you build a business, there is almost certainly an affiliate reaping the rewards of a commission. Isn’t that just brilliant?

# 7. Affiliate Marketing Will Never Die.

Back around 2002, there was an underlying fear that affiliate marketing was a temporary thing. Logically it didn’t make sense that such an incredible business model would die so, as time went by, major marketing teams for some of the biggest product launches ever, started piggy backing on the idea of affiliate marketing.

So, affiliate marketing is here to stay. It has grown every single year since 2002, creating the greatest opportunity of our lifetime. As offline jobs are being reduced because people are not shopping as much offline, affiliate marketing continues to grow with online sales.

Shipping is getting much faster and more reliable, so people are happy to spend more and more of their spending budgets online.

Why Companies Cannot Live Without Affiliate Marketing

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Companies like Amazon have grown and exploded their sales online because of their focus on their affiliate program at the core of their marketing.

Instead of spending BILLIONS on marketing their products/services (by the way, they have over 488,000,000 products on their network now), they leverage millions of affiliate marketers through their affiliate program, Amazon Associates.

Just think of it this way, if you were an Online Business, would you rather hire an advertising executive and a 3-4 person marketing team full time (which would carry costs of say $300,000 per year) or would you rather have potentially 100,000’s of marketers working for you on a performance basis where you only have to pay them based on the actual tangible sales?

A marketing executive cannot guarantee results. In fact, most don’t achieve the expected results, they are incredibly expensive and then encourage a company to spend outrageous amounts of money on advertising. An affiliate marketer will not get paid if sales don’t happen, so there is ZERO risk to a company to take on new affiliates.

The model is so brilliant that EVERY major corporation now understands this. Plain and simple, Affiliate Marketing drives Internet Sales……..

So, that’s it for now.

Go HERE to get more information and HERE to get started as a marketing affiliate.


I would love to get your thoughts on this post, so please leave a comment in the box below.

Thanks for visiting, do call again for more updates.

Cheers,

Michael.

 

The Top 10 Small Business Mistakes

All Of Us Make Mistakes!

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Where did I go wrong?

We all make mistakes but the people who thrive from their mistakes are the successful ones. They are the ones that “Never go back.”

Now, what does that mean?

Let’s see, ask yourself a few questions:

What do you think are the top 10 small business mistakes?

Have you ever made a bad business decision?

Did you learn a valuable lesson from that bad business decision?

I bet you did and the good thing is, once you learned that lesson, you will never go back and you will never do it again.

So you then ask yourself, what are the key “lessons” or “awakenings” or “doorways” that successful people go through that forever change how they do things, which propel them on to succeed in business, relationships and in their life?

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Dr. Cloud, who is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist and best-selling author, began to study such awakenings and researched them over a number of years.

Although life and business have many lessons to teach us, Dr. Cloud observed 10 “doorways” of learning that high performers go through, never to return again.

Would You Like To Know Those 10 “Doorways”?

OK, here we go…..

Successful people never again…

# 1 – Return to what hasn’t worked.

Whether it’s a job or a broken relationship that was ended for a good reason, we should never go back to the same thing, expecting different results, without something being different.

# 2 – Do anything that requires them to be someone they are not.

In everything we do, we have to ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this? Am I suited for it? Does it fit me? Is it sustainable?” If the answer is no to any of these questions, you better have a very good reason to proceed.

# 3 – Try to change another person.

When you realise that you cannot force someone into doing

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something, you give him or her freedom and allow them to experience the consequences. In doing so, you find your own freedom as well.

# 4 – Believe they can please everyone.

Once you discover that it truly is impossible to please everyone, you begin to live purposefully – trying to please the right people.

# 5 – Choose short-term comfort over long-term benefit.

Once successful people know they want something that requires a painful, time-limited step, they do not mind taking that painful step because it gets them to a long-term benefit. Living out this principle is one of the most important differences between successful and unsuccessful people, both personally and professionally.

# 6 – Trust someone or something that appears flawless.

Naturally, we are drawn to things and people that appear “incredible.” We love excellence and should always be looking for it. We should pursue people who are great at what they do, employees who are high performers, dates with exceptional people, friends who have stellar character, and companies that excel.

But when someone or something looks too good to be true, he, she, or it is. The world is imperfect. Period. No one and no thing is without flaw, and if they appear that way, hit pause.

# 7 – Take their eyes off the big picture.

We function better emotionally and perform better in our lives when we can see the big picture. For successful people, no one event is ever the whole story. Winners remember that—each and every day.

# 8 – Neglect to do due diligence.

No matter how good something looks on the outside, it is only by taking a deeper, diligent, and honest look that we will find out what we truly need to know: the reality that we owe ourselves in order to make a decision to proceed or not to proceed.

# 9 – Fail to ask why they are where they find themselves.

One of the biggest differences between successful people and others is that in love and in life, in relationships and in business, successful people always ask themselves – what part am I playing in this situation? Said another way, they do not see themselves only as victims, even when they are.

# 10 – Forget that their inner life determines their outer success.

The good life sometimes has little to do with outside circumstances. We are happy and fulfilled mostly by who we are on the inside. Research validates that. And our internal lives largely contribute to producing many of our external circumstances.

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And, The Converse Is True:

People who are still trying to find success in various areas of life can almost always point to one or more of these “doorways” as a reason they are repeating the same mistakes.

Again, Everyone Makes Mistakes…

Everyone, without exception, will make mistakes – even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognising the patterns that are causing those mistakes and then never repeating them again.

In short, they learn from pain—their own pain and the pain of others.

Something To Remember!

A good thing to remember is this: pain is unavoidable.

But, repeating the same pain twice when we could choose to learn and do something different, then pain is certainly avoidable.

You know, we don’t need new ways to fail….the old ones are working just fine!”

Our task, in business and in life, is to observe what they are, and never go back to doing them again.

For existing businesses and those of you who are thinking of starting your own business – the top 10 small business mistakes, “lessons”, “awakenings” or “doorways” – whatever term you prefer to use, will be of huge benefit.


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Something else that will be of huge benefit is my #1 recommendation for anyone thinking of entering the online business world.

Also beneficial, when you are ready, check out the other pages and posts on this Powerful Affiliate website, start with How To Start An Online Business That Makes Money where you will also find links to the current most popular articles.

I can assure you, that will be time well spent.

So, that’s it for now, I am going to leave you to it.


Thanks for visiting and do call back for regular updates.

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Any comments or suggestions are very welcome – see comment box below or you can contact me directly.

Cheers for now.

Michael.

Why Businesses Fail To Succeed

Many Businesses Will Fail!

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It’s a sad fact of life that many businesses are doomed to failure and a business is most vulnerable at the startup and early stages.

If you stop to think about it, this is quite surprising.

After all, a person who decides to start a business is usually experienced, bright, confident and happy to devote their valuable time to their business. So you would indeed wonder why businesses fail to succeed.

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Even though they will have learned that the startup mortality rate in any business is very high, they are still happy to challenge the existing players in the market because they feel they can do as good a job or do an even better job than those existing players they intend competing with.

They will be well-informed, they will have some experience and expertise in that business area and they will be prepared to devote their time and energy into developing their business.

Unfortunately, not every business person is capable of tacking the multiple challenges involved when starting their own business. Although, the very fact that they have kick started their business from scratch, shows they have abilities which most of their colleagues lack – which is no mean feat in itself.

So, why do they fumble?

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While failed businessmen are happy to trot out the same old excuses, I feel it’s usually not because of these particular three reasons:

  • external market circumstances
  • because they were technically incompetent
  • because they ran out of money

I think, in truth it’s usually an ego problem………………………………….which means their immaturity comes in the way of their success.

Many entrepreneurs think of themselves as being supermen or superwomen.

They believe they should be able to handle everything themselves and when problems arise, and you and I know there will always be problems, often they are not willing to ask for advice or help until it’s far too late.

And that, my friend, is a fatal error.

An error that can put a business out of business overnight.

Yes, I know what you are thinking and you are right in thinking the way you do – this should be such an easy problem to solve………. all you would have to do is point out the deficiencies and him or her would then be able to fix them.

But, of course, it’s very hard for a person to identify and accept their own faults. The very fact that they’re emotionally immature may mean they don’t have enough self-awareness or don’t even realise what skills they are missing.

They may refuse to confront reality until it’s too late. Then they go around scrambling trying to turn things around, frustration sets in, morale goes through the floor and the entire house of cards comes tumbling down…………which is so sad.

Emotional maturity is a highly desirable trait for anybody going into business.While this is not easy to gauge, I think someone who is experienced and who has seen some of life’s ups and downs will, most likely, be emotionally resilient and willing to reach out for help when things go wrong with the business and will not think it’s below their dignity to ask for that help.

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I think it is also very sad, especially when I know there is an exceptional amount of professional training, help and support available at little or no cost. All of which, I believe, should be undertaken as part of any new business startup process and thereby avoid many of the preventable problems that arise.

Let me give you an example, an aspiring businessman or marketing affiliate can sign up as a Starter Member with a company called Wealthy Affiliate and it will cost them nothing……….yes it will cost nothing.

Wealthy Affiliate provides exceptional professional business training and support that is way better than anything else that’s available out there.

They provide  this at two levels – Starter Member Level and Premium Member Level……………….see image below:

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Starter and Premium membership options

The aspiring businessman or marketing affiliate can take advantage of the free Starter Membership to see for themselves the exceptional levels of training and support that are available and, if they wish, go Premium when they are happy and ready.

It would be a huge tragedy if they did not avail of this option, especially if it’s their immaturity that is causing them to shoot themselves in their very own foot.

Believe me, and I would not mislead you or anybody else on a matter this serious, all the help and support that will ever be needed is available directly when they become a member at Wealthy Affiliate.

So, take my word for it and sign up as a Starter Member HERE – it’s free, so you have nothing to lose.

Otherwise, if you are not quite ready yet, here at Powerful affiliate you will find a huge amount of information that will help you decide.

Check out how to start an online business that makes money where you will also find links to the current most popular articles.

And, don’t forget to get “An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula“…

Take your time, make sure you have a really good look around my website and contact me if you want any help or clarification.

Well, that’s it for today.


Thank you for visiting.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below, I do love getting feedback!

Cheers for now.

Michael.

 

 

Marketing Affiliate Advice

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After reading my pages on “The Wealthy Affiliate University Review” and  “why become an affiliate marketer” you will have a good grasp of what is involved and the benefits of affiliate marketing.

However, if you think you will get rich over night by selling affiliate products online then you are wrong.

I am not here to mislead you and I will never promote a get rich quick scheme or similar as I know they just don’t work. There are thousands of those and scams out there who will promise success overnight or within a few weeks and they will take your money without hesitation…..do not go there, run in the opposite direction.

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Truthfully, affiliate marketing is definitely an excellent way to make money online but it’s also highly competitive. Successful affiliate marketing comes from knowing your market needs, learning how to promote your products, finding out what works and what doesn’t work and adjusting your promotion strategy accordingly.

So, as we all love a helping hand, for you, I have a some marketing affiliate advice on what I would call a proven successful approach and which is based on the personal experience I and others have gained over time in this business.

So, here we go!

# 1 Only Choose a Small Number of Good Products

The first mistake a lot of affiliate marketers make is that they register with too many different affiliate programs and try to promote everything and anything. Pursuing affiliate marketing in this way can become very overwhelming and will result in product promotion being poor across the range of products.

In order to succeed, all you need is a small number of good products to promote. Try to understand the market needs and look for products that fit comfortably with the purpose and content of your website.

# 2 Use Several Traffic Sources to Promote Products

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A lot of affiliate marketers just put the promotional ads up on their website. There is nothing wrong with this approach and it must be done but there are many other ways to promote your products and attract visitors to your website…….like Facebook, Twitter etc; which will increase your exposure and presence on the internet while simultaneously promoting your products and increasing sales.

The more targeted traffic you can send to your sales page the better your chances of making money.

Google AdWords can be used to drive targeted traffic to a sales page. You simply make an ad in your AdWords account then use your affiliate link in the target page URL of the ad. Obviously, you will have to continuously measure the conversions and see if the campaign cost is less than the campaign profit in order to keep the campaign running but I am sure you get the idea.

# 3 Test, Measure and Track Your Affiliate Campaign

Using different product promotion strategies is highly recommended, so you can figure out what is working and what is not. Try to test and measure the performance of each campaign then act on the findings and adjust your campaign accordingly.

Changing a few things here and there can increase your profit dramatically. Make sure to place the banner ads on different areas of your site’s pages. Some positions will make the ads more noticeable than others.

Most affiliate programs will give you basic stats that you need but there is nothing stopping you from also using your own conversion tracking software. There are many options available out there, for conversion tracking software, that you can use to track your affiliate campaign.

# 4 Research the Demand for the Product

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Do your research…

If you try to promote a product that is in low demand then, chances are, you are not going to get many sales no matter what your strategy is or how hard you try.

So it is a good idea to spend a bit of time researching and finding out if a product that you are thinking of promoting is a product that your audience needs.

If your website is getting decent traffic numbers, you could conduct an online survey and easily get input from your visitors.

# 5 Stay Current with New Methods and Techniques

Affiliate marketing is a very competitive field and people are always coming up with new techniques. Try to stay current with these new techniques and market trends otherwise you will fall behind your competition.

# 6 Choose the Right Merchant

When you promote a product you also promote the person or the company who is behind that product, so try to choose wisely.

You don’t want your visitors to go and buy a product following your advice and then come back unhappy. Do you think that this visitor will come back to your site and take your advice again? Most likely not and this can hurt your business credibility in the long run.

Usually, companies that offer good products backed up with good customer service will have better customer satisfaction, so try to stick with promoting products from those companies.

# 7 Use Helpful Tools

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If you are serious about affiliate marketing then try to find tools that will help you be more efficient. There are many helpful tools out there but you can make your life  lot easier by joining the one affiliate company that I recommend.

This company provides everything you will ever need in the form of websites, training, support and, perhaps most important, a fantastic sense of “community” among its members.

You can try it as a Starter Member and build a website from scratch for free.

Yes, you heard me correct, for free and you will get two free websites with training and support.

So you have nothing to lose, right.

This company will not suggest there is a quick and easy way to earn an income online as a marketing affiliate or that you just hope and pray that visitors will buy the products you are promoting!

What they will do, is put you in control of your destiny with all the training and support that you will need for success as a marketing affiliate.

You will be shown how to put a structured plan in place and how to operate as a marketing affiliate BUSINESS – now that is the way to succeed and that is the way to generate a long term sustainable income from your efforts as a marketing affiliate.

These seven pieces of marketing affiliate advice will serve you well and, as you travel down this path to affiliate marketing, you will get more advice and guidelines to help you on your way, so do not be afraid – sign up now as a starter member for free…….that includes two free websites – so nothing to lose, right.


If you are not quite ready to avail of this opportunity right now, you can check out the other pages and posts on Powerful Affiliate starting with how to start an online business that makes money – here you will find links to the current most popular and most important articles.

Ok, that’s it from me for today.

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I do hope you found this helpful…..you can also check out a recommended book “An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula” by clicking on the image.

Please leave a comment or suggestion in the box below as I love getting feedback.

Cheers for now,

Michael

How To Drive More Traffic To My Website

 More Website Visitors Required!

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Website Traffic

How many of us are hoping to expand our business this year?

We all know how to build our very own website for FREE with Wealthy Affiliate.

If only we had more customers we would be able to double or triple our income, get more passing trade and get more enquiries.

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All of this is possible but we must have a plan for attracting new visitors to our website.

Remember that Ecommerce depends on driving qualified traffic to your website and giving people an experience that meets or exceeds their expectations.

So remember – for you and for me, the key here is learning how to drive more traffic to my website.

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So, how do we gather qualified traffic?

  • We can run online competitions or give away free items to gather and build up our audience…….continue working on your email list by getting email addresses from your website visitors.
  • If we are involved in food – attend trade shows and events to gather valuable emails.
  • If its sport like horse racing, attend the various meetings and races to gather those valuable emails.
  • Use your social media to run competitions and build your audience.
  • Once you have your captive audience you can make your offers available every week or every month and start increasing your bottom line.

A Mobile Friendly Website


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With the increase in mobile internet use we should also ensure our website is mobile friendly.

This ensures the site is easy to read and easy to view without spanning and scrolling.

A responsive website design is one which is optimised for every device, e.g. iPhone, Android, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop.

With more and more web traffic coming from mobiles, it is the future of web design.

The majority of all mobile devices sold today are smart phones all of which have access to the internet.

Responsive web design has only really become relevant since around 2010 – 2011 as this is when Google starting taking it into account for the ranking of websites.

So if you have had your site built before this, chances are, it is not mobile friendly.

Responsive webdesign design was listed as #2 in Top Web Design Trends for 2012 in .net magazine.

Also, key word optimisations, alt tags for your images and regular updates with fresh and relevant content.

So it is important to keep our site up to date with current practices especially if it has been built before 2009.


Now, if you are just starting out and all this sounds a bit mad, why not become a member of the highly recommended Wealthy Affiliate community where you can learn everything you will ever need to know in order to start and run your very own online business.

To make things easy, you can sign up as a starter member, which is free, and you will get awesome training and two free websites to get you going….all free….so nothing to lose, right.


There you have it for today, thanks for dropping by.

If you are not quite ready to sign up right now, check out the other pages and posts on Powerful Affiliate starting with how to start an online business that makes money – here you will find links to the current most popular and most important articles.

I love getting feedback, so don’t forget to leave a comment in the box below.

Take care.

Cheers,

Michael.

Advance Fees Scam

Nigerian “419 Scams”

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An Advance fees scam occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value—such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift—and then receives little or nothing in return.

The advance fees scam, also commonly known as “Nigerian” scams, have been around in various forms for decades. In fact, they predate the Internet and email. The scams are also called “419 scams” after the appropriate part of the Nigerian criminal code.

Nigerian scammers still use surface mail and faxes as well as email and social media.

General Variety of Advance Fee Scams

The variety of advance fee scams is limited only by the imagination of the con artists who offer them. They may involve the sale of products or services, the offering of investments, lottery winnings, “found money,” or many other “opportunities.”

Clever con artists will offer to find financing arrangements for their clients who pay a “finder’s fee” in advance. They require their clients to sign contracts in which they agree to pay the fee when they are introduced to the financing source.

Victims often learn that they are ineligible for financing only after they have paid the “finder” according to the contract.

Such agreements may be legal unless it can be shown that the “finder” never had the intention or the ability to provide financing for the victims.

How the Scam Works

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The scam works like this. You receive an unsolicited message that masquerades as some manner of business proposition, request for assistance, notice of a potential inheritance or opportunity to help a charity.

As described in general above, there is a seemingly endless array of cover stories that the scammers use in order to draw potential victims into the con.

In spite of this diversity, virtually all of the scam messages share a common theme. The messages all claim that your help is needed to access a large sum of money, usually many millions of dollars.

The scammers use a variety of stories to explain why they need your help to access the funds.

Examples of Advance Fee Scam Stories

They may claim that the climate or legal issues preclude them from accessing funds in a foreign bank account and request your help to gain such access.

They may claim that your last name is the same as that of the deceased person who owned an account and suggest that you act as the Next of Kin of this person in order to gain access to the account’s funds.

They may claim that a rich businessman, who has a terminal illness, needs your help to distribute his wealth to charity.

They may claim that a soldier stationed overseas has discovered a cache of hidden cash left by a fleeing dictator and needs your help to get the money out of the country.

An alternative type of advance fee scam uses messages claiming that recipients have won a large sum of money in an international lottery. Victims are asked to send advance fees and personal information – supposedly, to allow the processing of prize funds for sending to the winner. In reality, there is no prize.

Typically, advance fee scammers will send many thousands of identical scam messages to email recipients all around the world. It only takes a few recipients to fall for the claims in the messages to make the operation pay off for the criminals.

The Bait

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Bait used!

The messages offer to let you keep a significant percentage of the funds in exchange for your assistance. This percentage is the bait that the scammers use to entice potential victims deeper into the scam.

Once a recipient has taken the bait and initiated a dialogue with the scammers, he or she will soon receive requests for “fees” that the scammer claims are necessary for processing costs, tax and legal fees, or bribes to local officials.

The scammers will warn the victim that these advance fees must be paid before the funds can be claimed and secured.

In reality, the supposed funds do not exist. The major purpose of these scam messages is to trick recipients into parting with their money in the form of the advance fees.

Fraudulent requests for fees will usually continue until the victim realises he or she is being conned and stops sending money. In some cases, the scammers gain enough information to access the victim’s bank account directly or steal the victim’s identity.

What to Do With an Advance Fee Scam Message

If you receive one of these scam emails, it is important that you do not respond to it in any way. The scammers are likely to act upon any response from those they see as potential victims.

Although it can be educational and even entertaining to “bait” advance fee scammers, such endeavours should only be attempted under controlled conditions.

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These scammers are unscrupulous and unpredictable criminals. There have been violent attacks, abductions and even murders associated with advance fee Nigerian scams and the criminals that run them should not be trifled with.

The best thing to do with these scam messages is to simply delete them.

What To Do If You Have Submitted Information

If you have supplied banking and credit card details, personal information, and/or copies of identity documents such as your driver’s licence and passport to the scammers, then you could become a victim of identity theft. You must report everything to your nearest Law Enforcement Agency.

What To Do If You Have Already Given Money

Unfortunately, there is probably very little you can do to recover any money you have already sent. The first step is to cease all communication with the scammers and do not, under any circumstances, send them any more money or information.

It is not uncommon for advance fee scam victims to fall into an escalation of commitment trap and continue to send money to the scammers even after they have been told they are being conned.

This is because victims can become desperate and are unwilling to let go of the vain hope that the scheme that they are involved in is legitimate after all and that they will eventually get their promised windfall.

If you have sent money to scammers, you should inform your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible.

Also, take steps to protect your identity by accessing information about identity theft published by the Federal Trade Commission (US), ScamWatch, (Australia) or ActionFraud (UK).

Tips for Avoiding Advanced Fee Scams

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  1. If the offer of an “opportunity” appears too good to be true, then it probably is. Follow common business practice. For example, legitimate business is rarely conducted in cash on a street corner.
  2. Know who you are dealing with. If you have not heard of a person or company that you intend to do business with, learn more about them. Depending on the amount of money that you plan on spending, you may want to visit the business location, consult with your bank, an attorney or the police.
  3. Make sure you fully understand any business agreement that you enter into. If the terms are complex, have them reviewed by a competent attorney.
  4. Be wary of businesses that operate out of post office boxes or mail drops and do not have a street address.
  5. Be suspicious when dealing with persons who do not have a direct telephone line and who are never in when you call, but always return your call later.
  6. Be wary of business deals that require you to sign nondisclosure or non-circumvention agreements that are designed to prevent you from independently verifying the bona fides of the people with whom you intend to do business. Con artists often use non-circumvention agreements to threaten their victims with civil suit if they report their losses to law enforcement.
  7. Although many still originate from Nigeria – hence the generic term “Nigerian scam” – it is certainly not only Nigerian based criminals that send them. In spite of the longevity of this type of scam and the large amount of publicity that it has received, many people around the world are still being conned out of substantial sums of money.

That is a serious problem, so be careful.


Wealthy Affiliate

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Are you already a member of the Wealthy Affiliate community?

If not, you can find out more by checking the other pages and posts on Powerful Affiliate starting with how to start an online business that makes money – here you will find links to the current most popular and most important articles.

Or, right now, You can join as a starter member for free…….including two free websites – so nothing to lose, right.


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So there you have it for today.

Thank you for visiting.

I love getting feedback, so please leave a comment or suggestion in the box below – or, if you prefer, contact me.

Cheers for now.

Michael.

Why Do I Need A Website For My Business?

Great Question!

Why Do I Need A Website For My Business?

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Ask yourself, am I making my presence felt on the Internet?

Do I want to earn an income on the internet?

Do I need a website for my online business?

You know, not so long ago if you wanted to check when a movie was playing, you’d consult your local newspaper. Or, if you wanted to find someone to remodel your kitchen, you’d open the yellow pages or similar directory.

However, for an increasing number of consumers, those habits are as dated as an old pair of faded bell bottoms……………remember those!!!

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Mobile Internet use is now surpassing desktop and laptop use, so now Google are also starting to index apps, which will see an explosion in this area over the next few years.

Introduce Yourself to your Customers

The Internet offers you an opportunity to introduce yourself to consumers exactly when they are searching for your business – that is by your website appearing in the major search engines like Google. Your website can be as much about customer service as it is about selling products and services.

Your Website Can be Serious & Professional

With your very own website your business or service will be much more credible and professional looking to new and existing visitors or customers.

It profiles you, offers valuable information about your product or service and will show your customers that you are available – it is your virtual Shop Window.

Have a look at this example of a website created in Wealthy Affiliate

Five Good Reasons for a Website

There are numerous reasons why even the smallest business can benefit from a Web presence, here are just five key considerations:

Visibility:

With more and more consumers logging onto the Web to research products and services, if they are going to find your business, your business must be on the Web.

Reach:

With a Web site, you are no longer limited to a customer base that is in physical proximity to your business premises. Your place of business can be hundreds of miles from your customers or your business could be in Boston with your customers in Bangkok or anywhere else in the world.

Customer service:

When customers can log onto your Website and easily find the information they want and when they want it, their satisfaction level increases.

Competition:

A professional looking Website can level the playing field for smaller companies trying to compete against larger enterprises. It’s also a way to stay in the game, even if people can’t find you on the Web chances are they can find your competitors.

Credibility:

When you can point customers, partners, even potential employees or investors to a Website, it tells them you are a serious, professional business.

Getting on the Web quickly

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Working from home

Not so long ago, having a Website was out of reach for most small businesses. What, with the cost of hiring programmers, designers, writers and paying for hosting services plus the time commitment involved in keeping the site updated – well, it just was not possible or affordable.

Thankfully, times have changed. The time and expense once associated with having a Website has been replaced with template-driven software services that make it a quick and relatively painless process to build a basic Website.

There are many options out there, some will promise that you can pop out a website in a few hours but you will soon discover, some services of that type, are very limited with their design options, functionality, training offered and ongoing support.

Another concern that makes some small businesses reluctant to make the move to the Web is the need to put up a site with lots of different pages. Nowadays, however, a website can be a work in progress and, at the very least, you can start out with a “business card” type design containing just some basic information about your company like:

  • Name, Logo, Location, Contact information
  • Brief description of products or services

Now – The Professional Website that Everybody can Afford!

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Professional Design

Having read the above post you are probably thinking to yourself, this is not for me – it’s far to complicated, I’m not technical, to many uncertainties and so on ……..but no, let me assure you, that is not the case.

I can tell you truthfully, there is nothing out there that comes even close to what you can get through my website – not too long ago I was in the same position as you, I wanted a website but did not have one -now I have two.

When you sign up as a Starter Member, you can have your very own website plus a second one if you wish. You will also get an absolutely amazing training program that is easy to understand – no serious technical knowledge required – and you will get all the support you need.

Does this sound good, well even better news is that it’s Free! Yes, it will cost you nothing to sign up as a starter member and build your very own website.

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Now, I am not in the business of trying to mislead you or anybody else, but if you have any concerns or fears you can contact me directly and “tell me how you feel”……….but I know you won’t need to.

Don’t be afraid, just take the jump, Starter Membership is free so get started at changing your life right now.

What have you got to lose? Nothing right?


If you are not quite ready to sign up right now, check out the other pages and posts on Powerful Affiliate starting with how to start an online business that makes money – here you will find links to the current most popular and most important articles.

 

As always, please leave a comment in the box below or, if you prefer, contact me.

Cheers for now and do take care.

Michael

 

Build A Website From Scratch For Free

Yes, A Free Professional Website

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Build A Website From Scratch For Free

Are you looking to build a website of your own?

I can help you with that.

Maybe you are looking to create your own niche website and learning how to make money online for yourself or, perhaps you are looking to create a website for a local business or client.

Here, I will show you how to build a website from scratch for free.

Website creation has been simplified, there are services and platforms out there that offer “dummy proof” ways to create professional looking websites like this.

If you want to earn money online working from home, a professional website is the first and most important step.

So if you are looking to build a site, read on…or join as a Starter Member for free:

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The Most Important Aspects of a Website


When you have a website, that is your “web presence” and you also have hosting – the place that stores your website and makes sure it serves quickly and efficiently to people that visit your website.

There are some very important aspects of website creation that make the difference between a quality, successful website and one that is lacking in quality with no positive benefit for the owner.

For example:

  • Speed & Load Time
  • Professional Design & Look
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Uses a CMS (Content Management System)
  • Quality website content
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If you can accomplish these 5 things, you will be operating a very successful (and profitable) website.

In order to do this though, you need to use a framework that “simplifies” this process.  For this, I recommend WordPress (you can start to build a FREE WordPress website RIGHT NOW by entering a domain in the box below)…

A Free Website – On a SiteRubix.com Domain


 Example: yoursite.siterubix.com
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Starting a website
Step 1
Name your website – go to Siterubix.com
You can change this name at any time after installing your website.
Your website will be up and running within minutes, yes, you read it right, within minutes.

The Importance of WordPress, a true Content Management System (CMS)


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WordPress

Most likely, you have already heard of WordPress, the world’s most widely used website
framework.  In fact, this website was built using WordPress.

Years ago you would have had to manually code HTML by hand and, to do that, technical programming knowledge was essential.  Seriously, things have changed dramatically over the years.  Anyone, I mean ANYONE can build a website these days and succeed online as a result. The technological barriers have been completely removed because of Content Management Systems like WordPress.

Here are some benefits of using WordPress


  • Typically very easy to install and set-up (click of a button at Wealthy Affiliate)
  • No HTML, no code, no need for some advanced technical knowledge
  • Over 1,400 different website templates to choose from
  • One click install over 10,000 “add on” features and website functionality
  • Lots of support and help from within the community

As you can see, WordPress is my choice and it is the framework I will use to build any future websites I need.  Now I want to show YOU how you can get your very own WordPress website and how to build a website in the next 5 or so minutes.

FREE WordPress website – Want to build it now?


I have created a video for you showing you how you can get a website up and running, quickly & efficiently.  In fact, in this video I show you how I built a fully functional WordPress website in 30 seconds for free.   Check and see that video HERE…

As I said, I can help…but only if you are willing to take action on the help I give you.  If you want a website less than 5 minutes from now you are going to need to take 3 steps.

Step 1: Start Building Your Website for Free at SiteRubix.com
Step 2: Create a Totally Free Account
Step 3: YOU Get Access to 2 Free Websites & an Entire Training Platform

And just like that, you are going to have your very own, fully functional WordPress website up and running.

Need Help with your website?


Simply ask!  If you need a hand with anything that I have discussed here, please leave a comment below or you can Contact Me.

If you are not quite ready to sign up right now, check out the other pages and posts on Powerful Affiliate starting with how to start an online business that makes money – here you will find links to the current most popular and most important articles.


Thanks for visiting and I wish you every success.

Cheers for now,

Michael

Real Ways To Make Money Online

Real Ways To Make Money Online – for you.


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All the Training & Support you will ever need

Getting Started!

Have all your past efforts failed?

If your answer to this question is YES, then you need to read this page in every detail to the very end.

In the next few minutes, I am going to do everything I can to help you out, to show you how to get started and to show you that real ways to earn money online are here.

Other people have tried to earn money on the internet and, even when the start seemed promising, soon they realised everything was not quite coming together as they thought it would and they came to a DEAD END.

Most likely, you have been down this same road and ended up totally confused and frustrated with your attempts to start an online business. A business that would let you make some money working from home.

I am here to help you out.

I will help you and show you how to find the most SUCCESSFUL ETHICAL way to earn money online.


For me, on a personal level, I just can’t believe the sheer number of scams out there, my stomach just churns with frustration and, you know what, I should really be getting used to it by now.  The fact is, people are getting “drawn in”, paying out money and soon realising they are getting nothing in return – again, a dead end!real-ways-to-make-money-online

When I am buying something, I like to get an opportunity to try it out before I have to pay for it – not a lot to ask you might say. So, here on my site, you will see that I only recommend products or services that are either completely free or free to try before you pay any money.

Take most electronic products for example, before you pay any money you can go into your local store and try out the products for no charge.  If you are happy with the product, you will buy it.  If the product is not up to your expectations, then you won’t even consider buying it.

For this very reason, I recommend the ONLY PRODUCTS you should consider are those that you can examine personally  or those where you can test online and have a really good snoop around before you hand over a cent of your money, money that you have worked hard to get.

So, here at Powerful Affiliate, I only recommend “try before you buy” systems.

Now, I want to get onto the online success business and, especially, what is needed FROM YOU in order to achieve success within the online world.  But first, I want to ask you a question.

What is the Single Most Critical Thing that is Preventing You from Online Success?


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That is a question from me to you – what is the single thing that has prevented you from achieving online success so far?

Is it the fear of failure?

Are you afraid to try new things?

What has stopped your progress? There must be some reason that you have not achieved success by now?  I would love to hear “in your own words” why you think you have not achieved success so far – so please leave your comment below.  Your experience will help me to serve people better here on my site and also help MORE people succeed at a higher rate.

Maybe your lack of online success is purely because you have been exposed to one online scam after another and, if that is the case, well that just REALLY SUCKS…………..I am going to completely turn you around today and get you walking in the right direction for legal and ETHICAL online programs.

Building a Business Online Requires Just These 3 Things…


This Is a Fact

It is a fact that, whether someone achieves success online or does not achieve success online can be narrowed down to a few things…in fact just 3.

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The secrets to success…

If you have never read about the company Wealthy Affiliate, you can read about it HERE. Both of the founders, Kyle and Carson, have been within the online world since 2002.

Since then they have learned a lot about online business’s, how to make them succeed and, probably more important, they have learned a lot about people.

People create success in many different ways, we all achieve it a bit differently from each other. However, people who earn money online have some things in common with all other people that earn money online – these things are:

(1) They Have Help

If you are anything like me, you get frustrated when you are stuck.  There is only one thing worse than being stuck and that is NOT having anyone to help when you are stuck.

At Wealthy Affiliate you will never be abandoned…….

The support and help available is just amazing – both from the owners of the company and from the community of members.

(2) They Have Their Own Website
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Website Design

No website, no success.  If you are trying to go into the online world without a website of your own, you will find it very difficult and, most likely, you will be wasting your time.

If you don’t have one and know nothing about setting up a website, don’t worry.

There is good news, building a website is now very easy.  In fact, in a few minutes from now you can have your very own website up and running online.  Yes, in a few minutes from now…without spending a single cent of your own money.

Remember what I said about liking things that are free to try and free to use, websites with Wealthy Affiliate are no different. You can join as a Starter Member for FREE and check it out…….nothing to lose, right!

(3) They Learn Regularly & Practice Properly

Unfortunately, without learning something you won’t be able to do something. Back when you were very young learning to ride a bike, most likely one of your parents helped you when you fell and then helped you get back up again.  They may have even made things easier by putting extra “training” wheels on your bike.

I’m sure you will agree, it would have been a struggle without that GUIDANCE, TRAINING and PRACTICE.

Now, as an adult, you need to add:

  • More Training
  • Self motivation
  • More Learning – the more you know and the more you learn, the more you do naturally.

Think about basketball, do you think Michael Jordan thought about the mechanics of his shot every time he scored a basket? No, he practised so much that he was able to let his mind run free and he was able to just “score” naturally.

That is what is going to happen when you get Properly Trained and when you Practice Properly.

Getting Rolling With No Cost…zero Dollars


You are probably seeing a common theme here. I believe that in order to succeed you need HELP, a WEBSITE and TRAINING

Here is what you are going to get when you sign-up for $0.00 – that is zero cost.

  • Ongoing topical discussions
  • Live Chat support
  • Help within a community of 10,000’s of users
  • Personal Help & Support
  • Two Free Websites
  • Fully Functional WordPress Sites, ready to make money online
  • Training Galore
  • Video Classes
  • Tutorials
  • Courses
  • Entire Classrooms

All this for zero cost…no credit card required.

It seems nuts and that is because it is. You will not find training this robust anywhere or support like this anywhere. There is a Premium Option that you will be offered and that you should consider. That premium option will give you access to WAY MORE features and multiple websites.

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Starter & Premium Options

As shown in the screen capture above, YOU should now choose the “Starter, $0.00 per month” option and you will instantly get access to the community – So, to sign up Click Here.

If you are not quite ready to avail of this opportunity, check out the other pages and posts especially The Wealthy Affiliate university review  , build a website from scratch for free and how to work online at home.


If you have any questions about getting started online, I really do want to help! Just leave your questions or comments below or, if you prefer, contact me!

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An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula…click on Image

Also, check out this recommended book…just click on the image.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers for now,

Michael