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I’m 83 years old but I’m still bucking the odds. I just enrolled for another year at Wealthy Affiliate University. This will be my ninth year. Sooner or later I’ve got to get out of this business of trying to make a buck on the Internet, but for now I am staying.
I still have about a dozen active sites. I have been cutting back the number of sites dramatically. I host them at Wealthy Affiliate where I’m allowed to have 30 sites on their server. Their hosting service has been very good over the years. It is one reason that I stick around at WAU.
Wealthy affiliate is a community of people of common interest. It’s like being part of a society for stamp collectors. Wealthy affiliate is a community of people who want to earn money on the Internet. Since wealthy affiliate is the premier training site in the world and far surpasses any university course of study that you could take on the subject of making money on the Internet, and far less cost, many folks have been there for a number of years.
Personally, I think those who join Wealthy Affiliate should enroll for one year. The reason is that the cost is greatly reduced and a full commitment is made to setting up websites and getting income. Any half hazard approach will fail.
It cost nothing to start that wealthy affiliate because they have a lifetime free membership which will allow you to create two websites on on their server to get you going. Which can see daylight, you can sign up for the premium membership which has many advantages over the free membership.
The cost of a premium membership is $47 per month. That is pretty stiff for most people even though it is much less that a college course at your local junior college. That is why I say to pay annually to reduce the cost dramatically. When you join wealthy affiliate as a premium member, your cost will never go up. I am still paying what I paid over eight years ago.
Wealthy Affiliate offers many courses of study. Premium members also enjoy tutorials on many subjects, some created by members such as me. I have always been one of the top trainers at Wealthy Affiliate University. I’m getting a bit old for that now, but I still put up a tutorial now and then.
One of the most important things about affiliate marketing is that you need answers to questions. You can get answers almost instantly at Wealthy Affiliate because they have a chat room that is always open. You can also post questions for members to answer and you will get a response quickly. If all else fails, you can always ask one of the owners, Kyle or Carson.
One tremendous advantage of wealthy affiliate is that Kyle and Carson worked their way through college by affiliate marketing. Unlike a college professor that is trying to teach you how to do this, they have the experience that is needed to lead you in the right tracks. And they are always up to date and know directly what is going on with the Internet.
You need to realize that affiliate marketers are not liked by the search engines. They will do everything they can to stop content appearing on the Internet that is not related to what people are looking for on the Internet. Wealthy Affiliate will tell you how to create relevant content that is useful to readers on the Internet but that also helps them to solve a specific problem. Then the search engines will love you.
That is really. The secret to making money on the Internet. You need to be helping people solve a particular problem. Of course you need traffic on your websites to earn money. How to generate traffic will be an important part of your training.
Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You need to learn the basics. That takes time. I will probably take you several months, even a year, to start making income. But that income from free you from financial burdens and improve your lifestyle. That is why Wealthy Affiliate is a good investment for your future.
How much longer will I stay at wealthy affiliate? I’m too old to say. But I plan to be here for this next year. If I’m still kicking in 2016 and able to punch a keyboard or dictate into my computer as I’m doing now, I will shoot for 10 years.
That is called career planning. LOL
P.S. I’m tjbooks at WAU. Say, Hello!, when you get over there. John