Why Become Affiliate Marketers? Can anyone unlock the super affiliate within them or is that something left for the elite? I don’t have much time, I have only a small amount to invest, and my family won’t support me. I even talk about a home based business and they warn that I will get scammed and it will never work so why become and affiliate marketer?
Unlocking the Super Affiliate within is not something anyone can do except you so why let those voices stop you?
The difference between the average Joe or Jane and an affiliate marketing success story is action applied to a dream. Not any dream, but YOUR DREAM. If I had quit any of the millions of times someone scoffed at affiliate marketing I would not have 15 years of success stories to tell and would not be in on the Wealthy Affiliate SUPER AFFILIATE CHALLENGE for 2019-2020.
Why Become Affiliate Marketers?
Affiliate marketing is a business model that requires no handling of inventory, no actual selling, no employee cost and when you learn to become a Super Affiliate Blogger you will not always need paid advertising even. In short, it’s very affordable and can be done from virtually anywhere. Fact is I have sub affiliates in some programs who do their entire business from a smartphone in internet cafes around the globe. The more successful ones have a laptop at least and an internet connection but that’s mostly because blogging by phone sucks.
So why do people become affiliate marketer blog owners?
Some sign-up because they want a few extra dollars to help live on. Others join programs because the business model can be done without any out-of-pocket cost while getting started. Even when there are cost like a domain name and hosting, a good training program like Wealthy Affiliate the cost are minimal. I mean the cost of being a Super Affiliate could be as low as around $50 a month cheap.
In fact, with the right training and a good hosted domain name there have been affiliates like Greg Kononenko of cafinatedblogger.com who have broken into the 6 figure income levels with just time and a dream. You make it a point to learn every day and share every day and people soon start trusting you and following your lead.
When, Greg joined Wealthy Affiliate he put over 300 new members in the system in less than 48 hours. This is into a program that is over a million members strong that has been online for more than a decade and you too can have his results. Granted they are exceptional but anyone can achieve what Greg and others have done if they follow instructions, find a great niche, and learn to build their business up to scale.
So what is this Super Affiliate Challenge you are part of?
For the second year in a row, Kyle Loudon of Wealthy Affiliate has taken a few hundred dedicated affiliates and challenged us to work directly with him building our niche affiliate marketing sites. The program which is filled for 2019 but will come again in 2020 has a goal to have each of us refer 300 Paying members into Wealthy Affiliate within 1 years time. The Prize for doing that is a 4 day 3 night gathering in Las Vegas Nevada all expense paid.
That and having 300 paying affiliates in your team is a handsome chunk of change each month. I mean what is an extra $7,000 a month potential income anyhow?
The system will take us in
That said we should really talk about Wealthy Affiliate and it’s role in unlocking the Super Affiliate within.
There are two courses in Wealthy Affiliate. The first is 70+ lessons in Affiliate Marketing that applies to any product physical or digital in any niche imaginable. This training is called the Online Entrepreneurs Certification Course and it is intensive with both text lessons and video tutorials which will ultimately end in assignments that build your business. We recently had a member tout that Amazon bought them a Volvo and he showed us pictures of his new Volvo wagon he bought selling over 50 different types of products through his blogs.
You get started from day one newbie marketer with no blog and no idea how to build one and within a day you will be able to have a blog online with a basic success structure and its first content. From there you will slowly learn what WordPress Plugins to used to do the basic task like simple search engine optimization and handling a SPAM Free contact form etc. The initial course work as a free member does have a cut-off but you will have a blog and know how to use a keyword tool called Jaaxy to find great niche keywords to write about.
The ultimate goal is once you finish the course and obtain your certification you should be making enough money from your blog to continue your membership at $47 a month or $359 a year. From there they continue to help you scale up and build out a business that has had some members selling their starter blogs for $30,000-$40,000 and moving on to new passions to write about after 12 to 14 months. These bloggers were dedicated putting at least 80 pieces of content related to a single niche market in that year so they are exceptional but you will learn how to do that too.
What about the Affiliate boot camp? Will it make me a Super Affiliate?
The affiliate Boot Camp is one of over a million ways to make a small fortune online as an affiliate marketer. It teaches you to find hidden opportunities to rank your sites and promote programs in the Make Money Online niche and while it covers much of the same as the thorough training in the Online Entrepreneurs Certification Course it has niche specific case studies, builds off the knowledge in the OECC, and ultimately can build you a multi stream affiliate marketing business.
I have finished my EEOC training and have my certification and am now on Phase 3 of the Affiliate Boot Camp though I will likely start over on it for the Super Affiliate Challenge 2019. I have chosen this blog as my flagship for the Boot Camp and the challenge and will likely have over 80 new post and reviews over the coming year in route to Vegas Baby. We are dedicated to the training and look to complete boot camp and develop this blog into an affiliate marketing powerhouse. In the meantime bringing you the reader along with me on the journey.
How are you challenged in the Super Affiliate Challenge?
Kyle is giving us weekly task in training, research, and writing. The group then works on their projects and is there to support each other and motivate each other to stay on task. After all why go it alone when help is a live chat or blog post away? You will spend a year learning how to leverage people and content so why not start with other challenge members and become super affiliate together? In the coming year We are betting some of us even co-reg or co-author some new products in the info product realm as the group is that tight.
Here are some things we will be learning to do in the coming year:
- Build a blog that is legally compliant and search engine ready.
- Seek Affiliate Opportunities in our niche and review them honestly.
- Promote our favorite offers effectively.
- Rank our reviews and training post in the search engines.
- Use social media effectively without time waste.
- Build an e-mail marketing list.
- Leverage free and paid traffic sources.
- Scale up our blogs and accelerate our results.
That’s the tip of the Iceberg but you catch my drift, Wealthy Affiliate is full of value and I haven’t even mentioned the weekly training webinars with live Questions and Answers segment, the 24/7 support desk and live chat, the fact Jaaxy the worlds best keyword tool for affiliate marketers is included in Premium membership, the elite managed WordPress hosting that includes Free SSL Certificate for up to 25 blogs, a security suite that is iron clad, weekly backups, and a site content tool that is other worldly.
Pound for pound, even without the Super Affiliate Challenge these tools are worth several times what Wealthy Affiliate charges for them. I highly recommend taking the free trial and deciding if this is something you could do the rest of your life. I guarantee it is and I can almost guarantee you will see the value that has me in my 5th year of membership. We are sure you will see the kind of results that have me paying for my membership out of profits not my pocket.