We see it every day, on social media, in the paper, in our emails and we often hear co-workers, friends and family member tell us they have found the ultimate ‘Get rich quick scheme’ – essentiall how to make money online which isn’t a scam, and it really works, yet here they are still coming to work every day doing the same job they’ve been doing for years and still trying to coax you into joining their online business venture that’s made people millions, the owners of the business have even called them personally on their cell phones and want to do the same for you!
Some people are easily swayed, especially when it comes to money, they become naive, and before you know it, they are caught up in some financial loss or a group lawsuit, either way, the chances are they have lost a considerable amount of money.
It’s a pretty sad fact of life, people often want to get rich the quick whilst doing a minimum amount of work necessary to achieve wealth, this isn’t new, it’s been going on long before the internet.
The Online Affiliate Project
All that being said, I’ve decided I’m going to start an online project that began 3 days ago that will go on over the course of 2017, I have done some research of my own, literally 2 or 3 dozen different ‘Make Money Online’ programs that boast to guarantee steady income, I want to see whether or not it’s possible to generate a decent amount of money online in a short amount of time.
I’m not too sure yet how I’ll deliver the content on here to everyone following along, maybe you’ll follow along by taking part yourself? Either way, I’m just a firm believer that to make money, online, you have to work your ass off regardless. But maybe I’ll prove myself wrong? Time will be the only assurance that will show otherwise.
I’m going to share all the info regarding the current online affiliate program I’m test driving, with that being said, I will share any and all important info that we all ultimately desire to see when looking into making a little bit of cash on the side.
Make Money Online:
So, at the end of the day after doing quite a bit of research, this is the program I chose to base my year-long project with, now of course, if I find that it just seems to be another black hole internet ‘make the owners rich scheme’ then the project will cease and the reality of the program will be revealed.
Why did I choose Wealthy Affiliate to Make Money Online?
- It doesn’t cost anything to join, the starter membership costs you $0, it’s literally free to join and learn, and there isn’t a time period for the free account, you’re free to stay forever This is a lot different than many, and seeing as I’ve signed up I can vouch they aren’t misleading in what they offer with the free account.
- Premium membership costs you $19 the first month (if you take advantage of the 59% discount during the first 7 days after joining) and $47 the following months, I went through the first 6 days, taking my time, not rushing, just going at a snail’s pace.
- Upon joining, you can see there are literally hundreds of users already online, not bots either, they are real users with real opinions, I’ve conversed with a so far, mostly helping them with their blog layouts and plugins. 😂
- Live discussions that you yourself can join in with regarding the Wealthy Affiliate Program.
- Lessons, structured at your own pace with videos and online resources to help you actually understand what you’re doing.
- They actually use WordPress for their program which I find huge as I’ve used WordPress for my websites for many years.
So based on the above, I can tell you right now that actually seeing other people’s work and progress is actually refreshing, most programs just push you to invite others and they invite a friend which you get a cut of their revenue and so on, not on WA.
One thing I will say to you is that there are some very detailed lessons and after you listen/watch and read the lessons you will find that you now need to pretty much follow suit, they also offer free hosting with SiteRubix, but I recommend that you get your own domain name so it’s not a subdomain hosted site.
I have dabbled with websites, hosting and self-hosted social platforms since the late 90’s from forums and image galleries to blogs and torrent trackers. What they are doing here isn’t exactly rocket science, but what I do get from it is they are teaching some damn good methods to affiliate marketing. Time will tell, I’m 5 days in.
So, to avoid getting in trouble with legalities and such, I won’t be sharing any of the content WA has to offer, so please refrain from asking for me to share it, it’s not going to happen.
As I update this project, I will share my progress as a simply as I can, I’m going to try and share the updates as if I have no experience in anything related to the course period, no blog/hosting/website skills period, especially internet marketing, food for thought
I do commercial demolition for a living and I work a shit ton of hours, I have a family and to be quite truthful I don’t have much if any free time at all through the week and weekends are either spent working or relaxing watching movies/shows/gaming or other shit I enjoy such as shooting and photography or terrorizing the neighborhood with my drone.
The most important thing here is, I am NOT trying to push this off on anyone, I’m sharing the details and progress as I go through the motions of making money online, or trying to anyway, it’s going to be an updated project that will have constant updates over the next 12 months, effectively until the end of December 2017 – or as stated above, if it just seems to be not worthwhile.
5 Days in, 66 people are following me and I’m ranked 4,271:
Ranking is actually quite interesting, you’re ranked based on your activity and your ability to pay it forward and help others, quite a cool incentive, you help others, they help you, everyone grows, but don’t mistake it for a get rich quick scheme.
Everyone does their own thing by selecting a niche or niches and promotes them on a website of their own by blogging about things they personally like, so without further ado, here is my niche website (I’m waiting for ‘Fluffman’ Chris to criticize the shit out of my niche site, but he is a pro photographer and a terrible critique):
If you visit the link, you’ll see it’s a basic WordPress blog with a
free (I upgraded to paid) theme that I’ve chosen from literally thousands available online that also needs a lot of work, it is certainly in a work in progress state right now, but again, we have a year to work with everything, but as the lessons have told me so far
Getting content on the site is key, so that has been my focus after making a few minor changes to make the site look a little more appealing.
Basically, the site is 100% yours to play with, WordPress is already an open source project that millions of people use to blog on the internet these days, but for WA it’s simply a tool to help you generate revenue through Affiliate Marketing.
My posts are not that informative, but I made my niche photography, and why not have a goal to try and help other amateur photographers like myself, learn the basic fundamentals of photography, even if I earn no money blogging about photography, it’s a passion I have and I love to help others learn, so regardless it’s going to be a win-win situation for me.
As of this pos, the site little to no affiliate information on it, meaning I’m not discussing any particular product to generate revenue from, I’m not trying to advertise anything at this point so I won’t make a penny with any of the current content, but the basic foundation of the work I’ve done so far is to help get the site indexed by search engines using strategic keywords and search engine optimization.
SEO – Search engine optimization is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine (SERP) — including Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.
When we jump into the online world to try to make money online, one thing I can tell you is that it’s not easy, nor for the faint of heart. Now this doesn’t mean you need to be an expert, but many people are wanting to sign up for some scheme and make money
Sadly it doesn’t work like that, it takes hard work and dedication and worst of all, it takes up your free time, something many don’t have, but with baby steps, a little every day or two, anyone can make it happen. This 12 month Project will hopefully prove this.
More updates to come, I have spent about 2 hours per day so far.
Money Spent: $19
Money earned: $0