Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wealthy Affiliate Review - The BEST Tool for Making Money on The Internet

If you are like most wannabe internet entreprenuers, you probably have been roped into one of those "Make TONS OF MONEY on INTERNET - in JUST 30 DAYS!" type schemes. They draw you in and deliver....nothing!

I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for just one month and all I can say is WOW! What is overwhelming about the site is the sheer amount - and quality - of resources. They realize that it can be daunting for the newbie so they have an 8 week action plan where they go through each phase of your development as an Internet Marketer in great detail. Believe me, it takes a week to go through each segment thoroughly. One of the reasons it takes so long to go through a week's lesson is that there are several links to the resources and tutorials contained in Wealthy Affiliate website.

Think about it - all you need is a computer, an internet connection and a strong passion for "something". For me, that "something" is comics - that is what I know and that is what I write about. I know a bit about affiliate marketing as I have been a member of Commission Junction for several years. I have made around $250 a year with them WITHOUT trying. What I mean by that is that I just slapped an eBay list of my items from the Commission Junction eBay affiliate program on my Walkin' Willie's Comix website with no additional content. My website is fairly good for just modern back issues but there is no content at all on it - nothing of real value except the merchandise for sale. That's what I mean by not trying.

Well, Wealthy Affiliate has shown me several different venues for promoting my products or third party products. All I have to do is TRY --- well, that and produce some content that has some value. This blog is one example of the several FREE venues where you can write about your passion and also promote products.

Heck, if you want to make your own products like T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, etc. with absolutley no upfront costs of your own, you can try your hand at CafePress.com - all you need is a computer and a graphics program and you can make your own merchandise. CafePress.com prints the merchandise to order on demand and ships it for you - NO inventory costs and NO minimum order size. They do have a premium program which is $6.95 per month or $59.95 per year and appears worth it BUT the basic program is FREE. Obviously, I found out about this from Wealthy Affiliate

Speaking of which, back to Wealthy Affiliate: They have a tremendous forum there. I posted asking about the best free article submission sites and I had two replies within an hour! Each reply had a lot of value and they were from veteran members. I sent an e-mail to one of the Wealthy Affiliate owners and received a reply (and not a form letter) within 12 hours - you can't beat that!

OK, it's been one month and I'm impressed. I'll write another followup article in another month and let you know how I'm doing.

It's exciting for sure!
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