Table of Contents
- 1 We Do Not Do Enough To Work Towards Our Dreams
- 2 Why Don’t We Get The Show On The Road?
- 3 My Story Is The Same As Everybody Elses
- 4 I Had To Get Out Somehow
- 5 I Started A Small Business
- 6 You Cannot Trade Your Time For Money
- 7 And Then The Pandemic Happened
- 8 Internet + Entrepreneurship
- 9 Why Isn’t Everyone An Entrepreneur?
- 10 We Need To Educate Ourselves
- 11 Organic Traffic Comes From Blogs and Reviews
- 12 The ‘Affiliate Marketing’ System Explained
- 13 Important Affiliate Marketing FAQs from Neil Patel
- 13.1 What Are The Best Affiliate Marketing Courses For Beginners?
- 13.2 How To Get Started In Affiliate Marketing
- 14 Who Wants To Be Millionaire?
- 15 What To Do?
- 16 Before We Go Any Further…
- 17 Wealthy Affiliate
Making Money On The Internet
Do you know how to make money on internet? Do you know what’s the easiest way to make money online? And do you understand what is entrepreneurship about? Have you heard of Affiliate Marketing? Let’s find answers to all these basic questions today, shall we!
99% Of Us Want To Make Additional Money
A secret closed poll was conducted asking just over 10,000 people, both men and women, in the age groups of 30-60 if they wanted to make more money, in addition to their main job/profession/business.
Over 99% people said “YES”. Can you even believe that? The number of people who said “NO” to wanting to make more money was almost negligible.
The poll further asked these people if they were indeed making extra money like they wanted to. Affirmative responses dropped sharply to 12%, which was quite surprising.
But the third question was the most revealing. People were asked whether they were actively making genuine efforts to make more money; which meant taking actual action, as opposed to just thinking about it. The number of people who confirmed that they were indeed making efforts as per their aspirations was a mere 2%.
What does that tell us?
We do not work towards the life we wish we had!
We Do Not Do Enough To Work Towards Our Dreams
Most of us do not do what it will take to meet our aspirations.
This is the truth; whether we like it or not.
But there are some very valid causes for this inaction. Very genuine reasons, why we are unable to take the first steps, or when we do, we get disillusioned and quit soon enough.
Why Don’t We Get The Show On The Road?
Why do most of us want to make more money for our comforts and happiness, but do not take the steps that lead to achievement of our aims?
The answer lies in the fact that today, a lot of the avenues to earn money have dried up, owing to the COVID pandemic now, and general untrustworthiness in the environment.
The avenues that remain, seem to be saturated. A lot of them are also just plain scams!
Or is it that we have been content with wishing and hoping that something will happen on its own, and our lives will change?
My Story Is The Same As Everybody Elses
I am no different from you. Four years ago, I too realized that I totally needed to earn more money than I was earning. It’s not that I wasn’t earning enough for me and my family. But I wanted more; as simple as that.
And I wanted to gain freedom from corporate slavery. I was bored to death of my 9 AM to 6 PM job, and the drudgery of it all.
There had to be more to life than studying for the first 20 years, only to get stuck in a job for another 35 years. What a crazy predicament! Surely, someone had not designed the world right.
How was it that I had gotten stuck in the foretold debt trap, with loans and an inescapable job, while the top honchos lived extravagant lives? I didn’t even have a proper house, and folks I knew had beach-houses and summer retreats, yatchs and what not; and some even owned Cessnas. The biggest luxury I had permitted myself till then was to buy a Harley.
The more I thought of it, the more I realized that we, the common people were meant to do just that. Work work and work. We had been taught to accept our fate and that is why we were stuck in this quagmire.
I Had To Get Out Somehow
I began searching for ways to earn additional money. And I tried everything under the sun. From freelancing, to stocks, to futures & options, to lotteries, and fixed deposits, and tutoring, and conducting city tours, and pretty much a lot else.
For God’s sake, I even gave swimming lessons in my off hours for a month, walked 5 dogs, and mowed 3 neighbors lawns!
But then I gave up. It was no use. I didn’t have the time or energy to continue this long-term. I was sleep-deprived and was losing myself in this crazy need to earn more.
Basically, I did myself more harm than good, and the results were just not commensurate to the efforts that I was putting in.
I was trying to trade my time for more money.
I Started A Small Business
I am a reasonably good cook. And the culinary arts attract me. So I thought of opening a little Restaurant along with my sister. It took me an year to work out that the cost of renting a place, setting up an eatery, and running it, is a full-time job that takes huge investments to begin with. And when you have a business, you have to be there. Needless to say, it would have taken us 5 years to start earning any worthwhile profits, if we worked at it day and night. And that too if we invested all we had, and took a big loan too.
You Cannot Trade Your Time For Money
I have never ever met a billionaire up close. Of course I have bumped into them, and maybe attended their concerts and shows and talks. But never really been friends with them or known them, you know.
But yes, I do know a couple of millionaires. And these rich guys say three things with unfailing regularity. They say a lot of things, because they are so used to their own voices and opinions, but that’s not the point.
All the Gurus say them too:
“Do not trade your time for money. That is a sure-shot route to burnout and staying poor. The trick is to learn to earn while you sleep.”
Earn while you sleep? Now that’s interesting!
“Once you have started a business, you have to learn to automate it, and move on to starting the next business.“
“You have to have a minimum of 7-10 income streams.“
I had one income stream! God! No wonder I was where I was.
And Then The Pandemic Happened
I almost lost my one and only job. Can you believe it? My sole way of earning money. They downsized, and a lot of people had to leave. Luckily the Government stepped in and stopped further layings-off. So my job survived. Work from home was the new mantra.
Stuck at home with just a few hours of my job related work, and not much else to do, I got time to really think. And for the first time, I realized that I had never really thought of multiple sources of income seriously enough. I mean, a few thousand dollars in the bank, earning a measly interest, didn’t quite count as another income source.
I started spending time on my Mac. First, it was just entertainment; music and videos on YouTube, and reading interesting Blogs. Then I started noticing the sheer number of people reaching out to me through banners, and videos, and blogs, telling me that there was actual money to be made online.
They also promised:
- Little to no investment
- Flexible working hours
- Work from anywhere
- Work in your PJs
- Earn while you sleep
- Wake up to money in your account
- Take holidays when you want
- Work while you are on holiday from your laptop, if you want
- No irritating bosses
It’s called Entrepreneurship
Internet + Entrepreneurship
What is entrepreneurship about? And what in the world is Internet Entrepreneurship?
All it means is that we wish to and are able to provide value where it is needed, online.
Check out this slide presentation on SlideShare. It will take only 30 seconds to grasp the basic concept, which is as given below:
Why Isn’t Everyone An Entrepreneur?
I couldn’t believe it! This seemed such a cool way to live your life, but then why wasn’t everyone doing it?
That’s because we have not been taught to. Our generation grew up without the internet, and were taught to believe that after you graduated, you went and took up a job. And that is what we all did.
The internet happened midway, but we were too busy to try and fully understand the unbelievable change it has brought in. Look around you. The world is filled with young millennials either being influencers on Social Media, or sitting at home, or vacationing in the Bahamas, earning money on the internet, while their parents are working in the factories, or are with multi national corporations.
Seriously, have you ever stopped for a moment to look
around and see the change.
I mean REALLY STOPPED.
Ok, so Just STOP!
Do you know that the ones who took the time to change with the internet are today’s billionaires and millionaires. At least a fair lot of them. Do I have to name the TOP TEN?
1. Jeff Bezos – $188.5 billion
Amazon founder and CEO
2. Elon Musk – $169.9 billion
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla – and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX.
3. Bernard Arnault & Family – $163.7 billion. LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault ranks third in the world in terms of riches.
4. Bill Gates – $129.2 billion
The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates founded the software giant Microsoft.
5. Mark Zuckerberg – $111.6 billion
The co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook
6. Warren Buffet – $99.8 billion
The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is seen as one of the most successful investors of all times. He runs Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 companies.
7. Larry Ellison – $98.5 billion
Larry Ellison has a net worth of $98.5 billion which he earned from Oracle, the software firm he cofounded in 1977.
8. Larry Page – $96.1 billion
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google has a net worth of $96.1 billion and ranks in the ninth position among the world’s richest persons. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famed space exploration company, and is also funding “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.
9. Sergey Brin – $93.2 billion
The co-founder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of $93.2 billion which ranks him in the tenth position among the world’s richest persons. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.
10. Mukesh Ambani – 77.3 billion
The founder chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani has a net worth of $ 77.3 billion. He runs the biggest oil and gas companies in India in addition to a very popular and influential telecom network in India.
We Need To Educate Ourselves
I took to spending long hours on the internet, and not before long, I had read up a load of possible ways to make money online.
I started with Shopify and built two e-commerce sites. They were really cool, but no sales came in. None at all. Six months later, I came to the conclusion that paid ads don’t work and organic or free traffic is essential. Paid ads work, but they cost huge money too. So if you are willing to spend $2000 a month to get a profit of $1000, then you can try paid ads. There’s also the period of experimenting with what fits, and that too wastes money, while you go from one trial to another, endlessly.
Organic Traffic Comes From Blogs and Reviews
Therefore I started searching for a program that would allow me to have a website of my own, write blogs, and reviews, and make money from commissions that I would get as an affiliate marketer.
That’s how I learned about Wealthy Affiliate. Now, just one year later, I am already making money. In another year, I am sure I will be able to give up my day job and run my business entirely from where I want, when I want, at any time I want, and not run it when I don’t feel like it.
That’s the power of Affiliate Marketing.
And that’s the power you need to have.
Join me, and become an
(Now don’t ask me what’s the meaning of entrepreneur)
The ‘Affiliate Marketing’ System Explained
Multiple Sources Of Income
Bob Proctor is considered the guru of making money online. In his article “Multiple Sources of Income“, Bob talks about how the richest men in the world have a minimum of at least 7 to 10 active sources of income.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
The Truth About Income
Here’s a rather astonishing statistic.
3 percent of the population makes 97 percent of all the money that is earned.
So, if you’d like to achieve financial freedom one day, here’s a question that may cross your mind:
How do so few people manage to earn such a high percentage of the money?
The answer: They have multiple sources of income (MSI).
Having MSI is the same idea as diversifying your investment portfolio. That way when one income stream suffers, the others make up for it. And if none of them are suffering, then you’re making a lot of money.
You get the picture.
Unfortunately, most of us were not conditioned to think of earning money in this way. So, without some guidance, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin.
The Truth About Jobs
Here’s another truth about wealthy people…
Most own a company.
So, if you still have a regular job, and you’d like to enjoy great wealth, consider also starting a business.
You may think you’ll eventually accumulate great wealth from the income you earn from your job. However, for most people, the odds of becoming financially free from a job that is their only source of income are quite low.
I know starting a business while working a job may seem overwhelming. But, you CAN do it. And the easiest, fastest and most effective way is by doing something that is closely related to what you’re already doing or something you’re really good at.
And if you’re already a business owner, creating MSI will be even easier.
The What and How in Affiliate Marketing
If you wish to earn money online, affiliate marketing is by far the easiest way in which you can do it. So lets understand the ‘what’ and ‘how’ in affiliate marketing.
The whole world is today, searching for information online. And the search engine that gets over 90% of all search traffic is Google. If your website is not out there, earning you big bucks, then you are missing out on a huge opportunity.
Affiliate marketing is similar to setting up a full-scale business online, and the cost is negligible, as compared to brick & mortar businesses.
Most importantly, affiliate marketing affords you the luxury of working from anywhere in the world from your laptop, with no fixed timings, and at your own choosing. If you don’t feel like working any day, you just don’t open your laptop.
Anywhere, anytime, any-which-way you like! That’s unbeatable, trust me.
And the money is good. It’s not a side hustle we are talking about here. It’s not a bit of additional income on the side; no Sir! We are discussing the setting up of a business model that will help you replace your job, and probably give you a life-changing, lavish life-style ahead.
Have you heard of some of the greatest affiliate marketers in the world. Those who made millions just through affiliate marketing, and call it the best business strategy in today’s online world. Check out the Top 5:
These are internet gurus, and much as we would wish to be in their shoes, it all starts with taking the first step. They all did.
They all were beginners at one time. Bob Proctor, and Zig Ziglar, and Russel Brunson, and Dean Holland, and Brian Clark, and Ian Fernando, and Zac Johnson. They are the greatest today for a reason. They worked for it.
If you are ready to work for it, it will work for you. And we will make the training worth your while. That is a promise.
Important Affiliate Marketing FAQs from Neil Patel
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning income every time you promote someone else’s products or services. If you generate a sale for the company, you get paid. If you don’t generate a sale, you do not get paid.
How much money can you make as an affiliate marketer?
Affiliate income is not consistent. You’ll to look at income from an annual basis instead of monthly. A decent affiliate can make anywhere from $10,000 a year to $400,000. A super affiliate can make upwards of $1,500,000 a year.
What are some of the most popular affilaite networks?
Clickbank, Shareasale, JVzoo, Hotmart, Clickbooth, Ads 4 Dough, Commission Junction, Amazon Affiliate Program, and eBay Partners Program.
Is affiliate marketing a pyramid scheme?
No, it is not. Think of it as a “commission only” sales job. You only get paid every time you drive a sale to a business.
What is affiliate marketing programs?
All programs that allow you to earn commissions for making sales for a seller are called affiliate marketing programs.
What Are The Best Affiliate Marketing Courses For Beginners?
We get all these questions regularly from our website subscribers:
- Can I make money online?
- Can we make real money online?
- I am a guy who wants be millionaire online. Can you help me?
- Can we make cash online in the night while we sleep?
- How to earn money online in the UK? How to make money online in the UK?
- How to earn money online in the USA? How to make money online in the USA?
- What’s the easiest way to make money online fast?
- How can I make money online?
- From what can I make money online?
- What is the way to make money online?
- Is affiliate marketing the best way to earn money from online?
- How to earn easy money online?
- How to make extra money online?
- What is affiliate online marketing?
- How to start in affiliate marketing business?
- How to affiliate marketing for beginners?
Clearly, their aim is to earn cash online free. To cater to such a variety of questions, we need a program that can teach you all the skills that you need.
It’s by learning affiliate marketing. That will allow us to make money online home. Imagine not even having to go to work, and waking up to money in your account. You literally earn online in the night while you sleep. This has to be the best ways make money online.
My research suggests that Authority Hacker, Wealthy Affiliate, Legendary Marketer and Income School Project 24 are few of the top training courses to choose from. Each has its own pros and cons, but the goal is the same; to build profitable niche websites for affiliate marketing. Obviously, strategies differ in each case, but out of the hundreds of different courses available, these are the ones that are most reasonable in cost, and teach the best long-term, white-hat methods.
How To Get Started In Affiliate Marketing
We have to first understand how to start with affiliate marketing. This is a ‘how to’ affiliate marketing guide.
Who Wants To Be Millionaire?
What To Do?
Well, everyone can’t be a millionaire, but we can definitely give it a shot! At least we can try to find out how to become rich and change the course of our lives for the better. I’m sure we all can learn to earn cash online. How to make money on internet is an art.
So how do you choose? How do you decide what is right for you?
There is no doubt that every person on the internet will tell you how wonderful their own courses are. They will talk about how many people are earning thousands of dollars from their methods. Everybody sounds convincing because the art of selling to unsuspecting customers has been perfected online.
I am a blogger. This means that whichever course you buy, I may earn a small commission from it. But what also matters a lot on the internet is trust. And how an affiliate like me can earn trust is by recommending to you the right things and telling you the real story. So if you could just trust me for a while, I can save you maybe one or two years of sheer waste of both time and money, as you try one Ponzi scheme after another, online. I have been there, and done it all. And I have lost lots of money, and 2 years trying out programs that were worthless.
And then I started researching all possible ways to make money online.
Before We Go Any Further…
My aim is to review important internet marketing courses & resources of value.
I have lately reviewed some of these training programs, tools & resources online, and here’s a summary of the top few, in the order in which I rate them:
|Wealthy Affiliate||Affiliate Marketing & Website Development||Kyle & Carson||9.9/10|
|Authority Hacker (TASS)||Affiliate Marketing||Gael Breton||9.5/10|
|Income School 24||Niche Websites||Jim & Ricky||9.3/10|
|Designrr||Ebook Software||Paul Bannister||9.0/10|
|Sqribble||EBook Software||Adeel Chowdhry||9.0/10|
|Speechelo||Text To Speech Software||Stoica Mihai||9.0/10|
|Jaaxy||Keyword Research Tool||Kyle & Carson||8.8/10|
|RA Wealth Partners||Financial Marketing||Tyler Gallagher||8.7/10|
|2020 Super Bundle||Affiliate Marketing||Brendan Mace||8.6/10|
|Partnership To Success||Affiliate Marketing||John Thornhill||8.4/10|
|Rich Dad Summit||Online Seminars||Robert Kiyosaki||8.2/10|
|12 Minute Affiliate System||Affiliate Marketing||Devon Brown||8.1/10|
|Legendary Marketer||Affiliate Marketing||David Sharpe||8.0/10|
|$1K A Day Fast Track||Affiliate Marketing||Merlin Holmes||7.8/10|
|Perpetual Income 365||Affiliate Marketing||Shawn Josiah||7.6/10|
|Click Wealth System||Email Marketing||Matthew Tang||7.5/10|
|Salehoo||Dropshipping||Simon Slade & Mark Ling||7.4/10|
|Live Marketing HQ||Affiliate Marketing||Justin Atlan||7.2/10|
|Commission Hero||Affiliate Marketing||Robby Blanchard||7.1/10|
|Wolves Academy||Affiliate Marketing||Eric Ellis||7.0/10|
|Videly||Affiliate Marketing||Stoica & Vlad||6.9/10|
|Video Creatox||YouTube Marketing||Marc Christiansen||6.6/10|
|Elite Traffic Pro 2.0||Email Lists||Igor Kheifets||6.3/10|
|Super Affiliate System||Affiliate Marketing||John Crestani||6.0/10|
|Magic Submitter||Affiliate Marketing||Alexander Krulik||5.6/10|
|CashBlurbs||Traffic Leads||Bryan Winters||5.3/10|
|Empire Free Traffic System||Traffic Leads||Fergal Downes||5.2/10|
|Udemy Courses||Online Courses||Gagan Biyani||5.0/10|
|Diddly Pay Pro||Free Traffic Generator||Bryan Winters||4.7/10|
|Recession Profit Secrets||Affiliate Marketing||Richard Pierce||4.5/10|
|Clickbank University||Online Courses||Eileen Barber||3.5/10|
|PayingSocialMediaJobs.com||Social Media Managing||Annie Jones||3.0/10|
|Millionaire Society||Turnkey Internet Businesses||Mack Michaels||2.7/10|
|PaidOnlineWritingJobs.com||Freelance Writing Jobs||Not Known||2.4/10|
|Swift||Free Traffic Generator||Venkata Ramana||2.0/10|
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And, there is a way to earn back even those $49 per month, within the Wealthy Affiliate platform, which I will teach you.
You see, I shall be your mentor all along. And trust me, you cannot manage in today’s online environment without a mentor, if of course, you want to make some serious money ahead.
If you have come this far in my blog, please remember that only by taking positive action can you truly know what a program is like. I took the same plunge, a while before you, and I would not have been where I am today, had it not been for this wonderful program.
There are only a few programs like Wealthy Affiliate on the internet that are genuine, but you can know for sure, only after you have used them. It’s FREE to join up, and you get a whole 7 days to see if it works for you. So you have absolutely nothing to lose. They don’t even want your credit card details.
Taking action is what counts. Only that can change your life.
Believe me, the small amount of money you spend on Wealthy Affiliate, if you plan to buy their Premium program later, is nothing compared to the life-changing opportunity and education that you are going to get. You only need to recognize it, today.
If you feel that spending $49 a month, or $495 at one go is a lot, then you should join for FREE, and check it out. I was hooked totally after the first week. But we are all different. So see if it works for you.
And if you promise not to tell anybody, I can teach you how to make back those $49 that you paid as monthly fees, within the Wealthy Affiliate program itself. I do it every month. You can too. Within Wealthy Affiliate, people buy credits that they use to get other members to write “comments” for them on their articles. Wealthy affiliate allows you to earn this money by writing comments for other members. So you can make your paid-membership totally free as I have done.
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