Attention Creative Writers…
How You Can Create a 6-Figure Online Income in Less Than One Hour Per Day WITHOUT Being a Starving Artist or Sacrificing Your Creativity
Hello, and welcome to Writerion.com. My name is AJ, and today I’m going to show you how to create a 6-figure income with your writing without ever going through the so-called “starving artist” phase.
In fact, what follows is a way to earn the money and the freedom you desire as a creative writer by leveraging the power of online affiliate marketing.
Now, if you are reading this, I’m guessing that this is not the first place you have looked to try and learn how to make money online. The first thing I want to say is that if you have failed at starting an online business in the past, it’s not your fault.
There are mountains of information out there and it can be extremely confusing. Sometimes this can lead to information overload that prevents you from being successful. It’s okay…
If you have had concerns in the past that you would never succeed as a writer or with an online business, I want you to right now put your fears to rest. You CAN do this. You just needed to find the right person who can explain it to you in a way you can understand.
Listen, the so-called online “gurus” want you to think you need to spend thousands of dollars or have some fancy degree to be a successful author-entrepreneur (authorpreneur?).
Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m here now to tell you that they are wrong. What they won’t tell you is that they have their own selfish reasons for wanting you to think that, but it is simply not true.
Moreover, if you’ve ever thought to yourself that these gurus actually want you to fail, you’re probably right. You see, they don’t benefit from you succeeding. It is actually in their best interest to keep you dependent, so you continue to have to rely on them.
The difference with us is that we actually do care about your success, and my number one goal is to see you become independent, living the life of your dreams, using your hard-earned talents to finally succeed as a writer.
So, that’s why you’re here today. I know you have dreams about changing your life. And as a writer, perhaps you even dream of changing the world and make an impact in other people’s lives. Today, I want to show you how to make that happen…
My goal is to help two types of writers. If you are a beginner, you will get step-by-step instructions on how to build your first affiliate website and maximize it for success. If you are more experienced, you will get all our most advanced strategies based on the latest data from Google and other search engines.
But first, let me share our two foundational beliefs:
• I truly believe that the ONLY WAY for you to build a successful online writing business is through Affiliate Marketing…
• I truly believe the ONLY WAY to learn affiliate marketing properly is through Wealthy Affiliate.
Let’s get started…
How a Former Homeless High-School Dropout Launched a HIGHLY Successful Online Business Empire Through the Power of Affiliate Marketing
I wasn’t always a successful entrepreneur. In fact, I dropped out of high-school when I was only 17 after realizing that I would never graduate with a GPA barely over 1.0 (I had what we now call ADHD; however, back then I was just seen as too stupid to learn.) That, combined with living in a broken, abusive home, it’s no wonder I was desperately looking for a way out.
After a short stint in the military, I went on to work dozens of minimum-wage jobs, moving from one place to the next every time I felt the bosses were taking advantage of me – which they did a lot.
If I complained about how I was being treated, I was not-so-gently reminded that I had no education and poor work history, a history that continued to spiral downward because, like you might have guessed, I would get mad and quit, only to move on to the next menial job I could find.
Never having any money, and often lacking in even the most basic resources, my family and I found ourselves homeless… twice. Let me just say that, as the so-called man of the house, my self-esteem was at an all-time low, and I even contemplated suicide.
I could go on, but long story short, I eventually discovered direct marketing. Though I did poorly in school and my grades didn’t reflect it, I was always an avid reader, and I loved to write. Thus, I was able to parlay that passion into writing sales copy for local businesses and non-profits, regaining my confidence and earning enough money to attend university, eventually receiving a master’s degree in business.
In due course, I came across affiliate marketing, which is the online equivalent of the offline direct marketing I was doing for brick and mortar businesses, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now, you probably come from a better background than me. And you might not want to be in the copywriting business. But affiliate marketing still applies to whatever you do. And Wealthy Affiliate is the vehicle that will get you there.
Here’s how you traditionally sell online – you slap up a bunch of products on a web page, spends hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on advertising, and hope and pray someone buys something. And here’s why that doesn’t work…
You have no control over who is seeing your ads, why they are clicking, or even what they are interested in if they get there at all. Thus, you can have all the product links and banners in the world on your website, but if there are no interested eyeballs there to see them, you still won’t make a dime.
Why Affiliate Marketing is the Best Way to Make Money on the Internet Today
Affiliate marketing has several advantages that other businesses simply don’t have. For example:
• You don’t have to buy and warehouse any inventory
• You don’t have to take payment or handle money (except your own, of course)
• You won’t have to mess around with shipping and handling
• You won’t have to handle customer service issues
• You will never have to awkwardly try to “recruit” friends and family (I’m talking to you MLM!)
• You can create recurring, passive income that pays you each and every month
And my personal favorite…
• You get to write only on topics YOU are interested in (no more agents and publishers demanding a 500-page history of the cotton swab)
What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work?
Wealthy Affiliate believes in keeping things simple. We will go into more detail later, but for now, just understand that at its most rudimentary level, affiliate marketing consists of only four easy steps:
Step 1: Pick a niche
The first step in developing an affiliate marketing business is choosing what topic you might be interested in. It is highly recommended that you select something that interests you. Perhaps a hobby.
Any niche can be a good one depending on how you spin it. You want to come in at an angle, though, with something unique that separates you from the competition and provides your audience with something they can’t get anywhere else.
Since you will be creating a ton of content, I always recommend going with what you are most passionate about, or at least a topic you would like to spend some time learning. This may just be the excuse you were looking for (“I can’t wash the dishes and mow the lawn right now, honey… I was about to go fishing. It’s research, you know?”)
One tip that has always helped me is to look at it this way…
Pick something that excites you. You are going to be creating a lot of content over time, with little reward in the beginning, so what topic (niche) would you talk about most, even if you weren’t getting paid for it?
For instance, as you can see, my niche is the topic of writing. I am constantly talking about it and helping others with their writing, have done so for years, and up till now never made a dime at it; I just enjoy it and love sharing that passion with others. In other words, I can’t imagine NOT talking about writing.
The only difference now is that I am sharing it in the form of a blog that I have monetized.
Put some time and thought into this. If you choose something you aren’t excited about, you will likely burn out long before you get enough content out there to be successful.
Step 2: Build your website
Wealthy Affiliate uses one of the most powerful, robust, yet simple website creators and content management systems in the world: WordPress. Utilizing WordPress allows you to build a brand-new site with no computer experience at all. And with the Wealthy Affiliate interface, you can actually create an affiliate website in less than a minute.
Step 3: Attract an audience (traffic)
In order to make money, you must have an audience. Remember, you can have all the ads and links in the world on your site, but without anyone actually there to see them, you still won’t make a dime.
Thus, within the Wealthy Affiliate training courses, you will learn the best ways to attract free traffic to your site. You will discover the keys to writing killer content, search engine optimization, effective use of social media, and much, much more.
Step 4: Cash the checks (monetization)
This is why you’re here, right? Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, and no instructions necessary (I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how to spend your money.) When you follow Wealthy Affiliate’s proven system, you will have the keys to building a successful online business that will earn money for a lifetime.
What is Wealthy Affiliate and How Does It Work?
“Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and progressive platforms in the world.”
What is Wealthy Affiliate? The easiest way to view Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is to think of the platform like a combination of an online text library like Amazon, a video platform similar to YouTube, and a social media site like Facebook or Twitter.
Unlike traditional sales and marketing, Wealthy Affiliate utilizes a different model, teaching you how to use your creative writing to attract readers “organically”, bringing in an audience looking for whatever it is that you are sharing, without spending a penny on advertising.
Created in 2005 by two amazing entrepreneurs, Kyle and Carson, Wealthy Affiliate is an online membership site that offers training and technical support to help you build a legitimate internet business. Boasting over one million members, and thousands of expert coaches, Wealthy Affiliate leads the industry in modern affiliate marketing education.
You will learn to transform your creative ideas into profits by starting an online business from over one million different niches.
Using the Wealthy Affiliate template, you are able to lead your readers down a path, guiding them from one interesting article to the next, while suggesting products and services along the way that may help them get what they are looking for – products and services, by the way, that you will receive commission checks from for recommending them.
Not only has Wealthy Affiliate worked for me, but here are a few stories of people who were right where you are describing what this business has done for them…
As you can see, regardless of your background or level of expertise – or lack thereof – Wealthy Affiliate has something for everyone. There are no design skills needed for you to build beautiful, profit ready websites quickly and easily (often in less than 30 seconds!)
Whether you are a novice or a pro, or have zero experience building a website or online business, as long as you have a passion for writing or sharing your story, Wealthy Affiliate can help.
Here’s what you get…
Getting Started: Free vs. Premium Membership
You can actually start with Wealthy Affiliate for free. That’s right… absolutely free. Wealthy Affiliate’s Starter Membership allows you to start with no cost or obligation – you don’t even need a credit card – giving you everything you need to get going and allowing you to see if this truly is for you, all without spending a single penny.
Your free membership includes two free websites and the entire first level of affiliate marketing training. Training, I might add, that is far better than 99% of the paid content you might find available anywhere else.
The other type of enrollment is called the Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership. And this is the level I recommend for those who are motivated, primed for success, and ready to start their business at the next level. Here is a handy chart that shows a detailed comparison between the Starter and Premium membership.
What Does Wealthy Affiliate Look Like? A Quick Peek Inside
Inside of Wealthy Affiliate is an entire universe aimed at helping you achieve success. Education. Support. Networking. Expert coaching. You name it, Wealthy Affiliate has you covered.
Now, let’s break down each section of the Dashboard, see what it looks like, and take a peek at all the features and benefits you will get…
Wealthy Affiliate training – also known as Online Entrepreneur Certification – is delivered in five distinct phases, each covering a different aspect of your personal development and consisting of 10 lessons that outline step-by-step how to create a profitable website. There are also a series of tasks you will be encouraged to complete and check off your list, making the process simple to understand and follow.
The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training is a 5 phase (50 lessons) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.
Here’s what is included with each phase:
(Note: Level 1 is included with the free Starter membership. Levels 2-5 are Premium only)
Level 1: Getting Started
Level 1 is where you will create a solid foundation that sets you up for success.
A 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification, it will walk you through the steps of creating a successful online business that generates revenue. This getting started course (Level 1) is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner…
• Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community here at WA
• Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals
• Choose your starting point NICHE for your business
• Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress
• How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)
• Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists
• Discover the process of earning revenue online
• Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
• Build your very OWN niche website
• A simple and free way of making your site search engine friendly
• Understanding the keyword research process
• And much more…
Level 2: Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website
Traffic, regardless of the nature of your online business, is the root of all success. If you can learn how to effectively get traffic to your website, you can accomplish an extraordinary amount of success.
This 10-lesson training is going to walk you through no-cost traffic generation techniques that will allow you to capture highly relevant traffic in any niche…
• Understanding the Principles of Website Traffic
• Choosing a Domain That is Ready for Success
• Setting Up Your Own Domain-Specific Email Address
• Creating Content That Converts
• Making Your Content Beautifully Engaging
• Getting Loads of Traffic From Product Reviews
• Transferring Your Website to Your Own Domain
• Building an Experience That is User Based
• Getting Unlimited Traffic from Low Hanging Fruit
• Become Proficient Using the WordPress Editor
• Creating Content That Targets Affiliate Programs
• And much more…
Level 3: Making Money!
You have a website, you have content, you know how to get traffic…now what? Time for THE MONEY.
Level 3 is why you’re here. It’s where the rubber meets the road.
Once you understand how to get traffic and you start getting traffic, there are many ways in which you can earn revenue. In this course we are going to walk you through a number of ways you can earn money through your site…
• Fully comprehend the “Customer Purchase Lifecycle” process
• Understand the benefits of affiliate networks (and which ones are best)
• Understanding the NUMBERS associated with a lucrative business in the online world
• Where to gain instant access to promote MILLIONS of products within every niche imaginable
• Monetizing product reviews on your website
• How to benefit from Google AdSense on your site
• Understanding the difference between earning big commissions or working for pennies on your site
• A tricky advertising technique (that very few people know about!)
• How to earn money through affiliate programs in your niche
• How to effectively incorporate affiliate links into your content
• Leveraging affiliate promo materials (e.g. images & banners)
• How to add “shopping” widgets to your website
• How to get INSTANT access to product news within your industry
• Using publishing network alternatives to your advantage
• Earning revenue through singular product reviews
• And much more…
Level 4: Mastering Social Engagement
Level 4 delves deep into the world of social media. Whether your preference is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other social media site, here you will learn to capitalize on the strengths of each site to achieve the best results.
This course is dedicated to all aspects of social interaction. From social media, social marketing, and social networks. Ultimately any success within the social world is the result of social engagement…
• What Does Social Marketing Mean to Your Business?
• Making Your Website a Place to Engage
• How to Become a Facebook Powerhouse
• Using Visuals to Attract a Following
• How the Twittersphere Really Works and How YOU Can Benefit
• Leveraging Google
• Making ALL of your Activities Online Social by Nature
• Easy, Simple and Effective Ways to Earn Through Sharing
• How and When to go into “Share Only” Mode
• Why Social Engagement is More Important than Social Marketing
• How to Amplify the Sharability of ANY Content That You Create
• Understanding Facebook EdgeRank
• Using Pinterest to Explode Your Campaigns
• How to Compose an Effective Tweet
• Implementing Google Authorship to add to Your Credibility, Brand, and Click-throughs
• How to Earn Consistent Revenue by Socializing within Wealthy Affiliate
• When it is RIGHT and WRONG to use a Social Medium
• Setting Yourself Up for a Lifetime of Social Engagement and Success!
• And much more…
Level 5: Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation
Last, but certainly not least, Level 5 boosts your writing to the next level. Being creative is, of course, a prerequisite, yet even the most creative writing is for naught unless you know how to get people to not only read but actually engage, with your content.
You have a sound foundation for creating a successful business online. As you are starting to understand, content can lead to a good deal of success, and this course is going to elaborate on the content aspect of your business.
You are going to extend your skills and knowledge in everything from the initial research process, the content layout/architecture/structuring, creating high engagement through your content, effective techniques for boosting conversions, and scaling your content through proper goal setting and outsourcing.
The outcome of this training is going to be an understanding of how to scale your business through content in the most effective and efficient way…
• Content production and how to do so efficiently (using a well-known Italian word as a recipe to create content quickly and easily in minutes)
• Going from content to conversions
• Getting people to actually read and engage in your content
• A reveal and analysis of real-life conversions
• A long-term strategy session for a brilliant website
• Scaling your content, rankings, and traffic in a cumulative way
• Creating visually appealing content
• Using webmaster tools and the benefit to your business
• Planning for a successful year of content creation (and business)
• Getting indexed and ranked into the other big search engines (Bing & Yahoo)
• How to properly outsource aspects your content production
• And much more…
The alternative was to hire someone to build a site for you. Unfortunately, this costs tens of thousands of dollars for even the most rudimentary site. My, how times have changed…
Today, with the advent of tools like WordPress and Wealthy Affiliate, you can actually build a great looking site in minutes following four simple steps:
1. Decide what kind of website you want to build
2. Choose a domain name for your website
3. Enter a title for your website
4. Choose a design for your website
And in case you were thinking that you’re a writer, not a web designer, WordPress has literally thousands of designs, called themes, to choose from that will create the perfect look for your business. Here are just a few examples:
Don’t think that your education has to end with the Online Entrepreneur Certification. In addition to the firm foundation you set through the initial training, Wealthy Affiliate also hosts weekly live training events where you learn the latest advanced strategies and techniques for the internet today.
I know sometimes life gets in the way, so, should you miss a particular live event you were interested in, Wealthy Affiliate maintains a full library of training webinars going back years. Regardless of what topic you are interested in, you are likely to find expert training in there somewhere.
Much like writing, any affiliate marketer worth his or her salt will tell you the key to a successful website is research, research, research. And in this area, Wealthy Affiliate has you covered.
Employing the proprietary research tool, Jaaxy, you will learn how to:
• Create and manage lists of powerful keywords
• Discover what keywords are in demand
• Analyze your competition
• Uncover millions of potential keywords using a little-known expert technique
• Find popular trends
• Search for high-paying affiliate programs related to your specific niche
• Monitor and track your content through search engine rankings
• And much, much more…
Comments are wonderful. You go through a lesson, but you just quite didn’t get it; something didn’t “click”. No worries. You just leave a question in the comment section and another Wealthy Affiliate member comes around and answers.
But what about those times when you need an answer right now? What do you do if, for whatever reason, you just can’t wait? Ah… that’s where Wealthy Affiliate’s Live Chat comes in.
24/7/365, Live Chat is up and running. Be it from one of the Wealthy Affiliate experts, a community mentor, or even a fellow member who has faced a similar challenge, you can get the help you desperately need in seconds with just a click of the mouse.
Look, we all know that nothing is perfect. When dealing with technology, doubly so. And, as you might imagine, downtime for a website can potentially cost you hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
Never fear, Site Support is here. If you ever have an issue with your website, the Wealthy Affiliate technical support team is standing by to get your site back up and running in mere minutes.
So, there you have it. Wealthy Affiliate in a nutshell. Success happens there every day for writers just like you.
What is your idea of success? $10 per day? $100 per day? $1,000 per day? Even more? Each of these are entirely possible with the education, the websites, and the community you are going to be able to take full advantage of at Wealthy Affiliate.
Every single day there are new member success stories being posted. There is no upper limit to the level of success you can achieve, it just takes a little bit of elbow grease and hard work.
Surround yourself with successful people. When you mingle with successful people and you interact with those that are highly successful, it is proven to increase your success drastically.
There are 1,000’s of people succeeding every day within Wealthy Affiliate and there is no better place to network and surround yourself with people that can improve your mindset, motivate you, and help you create a new, more successful, you.
You will learn to build lucrative businesses from scratch. No experience necessary. No technical knowledge necessary. We take the approach at Wealthy Affiliate where we assume that anyone can create a phenomenally successful and long-term business from scratch.
We understand how an online business is created and we are going to help you create one.
You won’t fail. We promise. A bold approach to business, but one we strongly stand behind. We have never seen someone fail at Wealthy Affiliate that didn’t quit.
Everything you need to create and grow a business to any level online is included. From the education, the tools, the support, the network, the websites, and the community. The only missing piece is you and some effort.
I’ll leave you with this one final thought. I learned a long time ago from one of my mentors the following advice that has governed my life and my business to this very day…
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
The only question now is, how many people will you help?