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The Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Introduction:

John T. Jones, Ph.D. My Over Nine Years at WA.

John T. Jones, Ph.D. My Over Nine Years at WA.

I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate University for over eight (8) years. The Wealthy Affiliate scam does not exist.

How Much Money Can I Make by Affiliate Marketing?

Members of Wealthy Affiliate are asked often if they are making any money, and if so, how much. Members seldom answer this question. The reason is that our personal finances are nobody’s business but our own. The question is rude.

Having said that, a premium membership in Wealthy Affiliate cost $47 a month. That is one heck of a lot of money if there’s not going to be in a return on investment. You can reduce this cost by paying annually to about half, but that’s still is about $300 a year.

There is also the possibility, if you use the Wealthy Affiliate affiliate program, that you will earn enough to pay for your annual tuition. That is how I have been paying for my tuition for the last nine (9) years. If you join the Wealthy Affiliate keyword software program, JAAXY, you can also earn money there as an affiliate. This program can also pay your tuition.

How Much Money Do I Make Every Month As an Affiliate Marketer?

With the exception of the two programs mentioned above, very little. My family has always preferred to market products rather than sponsor affiliate products. We make significant income by doing that.

I am not selling product now. I sold books and flagpoles for many years but in my old age, I don’t do much of that, just a little on Etsy to unload things that are cluttering up the house. I’m too old for the work of shipping products all over the place.

Because of my training at Wealthy Affiliate, I have been more efficient in starting my son and my granddaughters into very strong Internet businesses. That process continues as more of my 34 living grandchildren enter into business.

Is Affiliate Marketing Worth Learning?

It has certainly helped me in product marketing. In affiliate marketing you never have to mess with the product you just have to introduce it. You don’t have to do any kind of customer service or shipping or handling customer returns and such, all of which you must do in product marketing. Often the commissions are lower in affiliate marketing than in product marketing.

Most affiliate marketers are not successful.

That is a simple truth of the matter. But those who are properly trained, such as those members of Wealthy Affiliate, have a much better chance of earning money then those who do not have proper training.

Many of my friends at Wealthy Affiliate have been able to quit their day jobs and to earn very good living through affiliate marketing. My dear friend from Sweden, Veronica, has two small children that she likes to take to Sweden to see their grandparents and cousins. Her commissions from affiliate marketing allow her to do this and she does not have to leave the home to earn her daily bread.

Kyle and Carson, the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, work their way through college by affiliate marketing. So did my friend Ryan who earned over $500,000 while in college and has decided to stay in affiliate marketing, where with other Internet enterprises, he makes a very high income.

I could name more high income earners but that would be of no advantage to you.

If you are going to go into affiliate marketing, here are some suggestions:

1. Learn the ropes! Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to do just that because it is late premier training site for affiliate marketers on the Internet.

2. From the very start, establish a mailing list of followers. It is absolutely essential that you do this. It is hard to say anyone anything through one visit to your website. But if you can get their name on your mailing list, you can continue to contact them and make suggestions and give them help.

3. Your purpose is not to sell products. Your purpose is to help people solve their problems. To do this, you must have a very informative website which focuses on a market called a niche market, a small market of buyers in a larger market. Such a market might be toys for dogs or clubs for left-handed lady golfers.

Here are some things to think about as you go through the steps of becoming an affiliate marketer:

1. Finding a Niche Market

The main markets for a new niche marketer are:

A. Relationships such as finding a mate, resolving a divorce problem and dating.

B. Making Money which is a very competitive market and not the best for beginners.

C. Expensive Hobbies has many niche markets that can be profitable and this market must not be forgotten.

D. Health and Beauty

Note that these markets are very competitive. A market that is not competitive is usually not worth working. You will be in business and you will have to compete with other businesses.

Some Mistakes Made by New Affiliate Marketers

Here are some things that can stop you from succeeding as an affiliate marketer:

1. Not being business minded, not even realizing that you are in business, not having a business plan and not becoming a part of the business community. Go to SBA.gov for free business training and to set up your business plan.

2. Not gaining the education that you need to be an affiliate marketer, Universities cannot teach you affiliate marketing, they have all failed at this. You need to be taught by folks who are actually affiliate marketers. The field is full of scam artist called gurus. You must stay away from the gurus who promised you overnight profits if you will just join their program, a funnel they draw you into by offering you a free product, then a product the cost $67, then a product that cost you $269 and finally tutoring that can cost you thousands of dollars. Don’t let the gurus empty your pockets before you can even get started. What they sell is free on the Internet.

3. Not carefully choosing a niche market through thorough keyword research. Remember that you will be seeking visitors to your website who are using a web browser to find an answer to a particular question. Your website must answer that question in a professional way and suggest possible solutions to the problem.

4. Not having enough patients to get into business. Any new business takes time to start up. Affiliate marketing is no different. It usually takes from six months to a year to start making a profit. The reason is that you must build up an audience that likes what you are saying on your website and wants to learn more. As I mentioned earlier, you need a mailing list. Because the cost of a mailing list manager is high, too many ignore this step. If you build a good list, the cost of maintaining that list will be small.

5. Not being able to compete. You need to keep up to date and to stay ahead of your competitors. You need a competitive edge which you must maintain.

6. Having a supplier dropping an affiliate program. Supplier may decide that there are less costly methods of marketing then having a group of affiliate marketers and may abandon its affiliates. To prevent this, you need to join a number of affiliate programs so that if one fails to fulfill your needs, you can fall back on another program.

7. A change in protocols by by a search engine such as Google, can put you out of business. Google never has liked affiliate marketers. For one reason is that Google is in competition with affiliate marketers. But that is not the main reason which is that affiliate marketers tend to have websites that are not relevant to what the searchers are looking for. The content is too often trivial and worthless. The job of a search engine is to guide a person looking for a solution to a problem on the Internet, to get an answer to that problem. Don’t blame Google if you get bounced. Grab yourself by the boot laces and pull yourself back up, providing good content.

8. Having a website that is not easy to navigate, that loads too slowly, that is too klutzy, does not use video or images.

Sources To Get You Going in Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate

I said that I have been a Wealthy Affiliate for over eight years. I stay there because I like the community and I like to contribute to it. I also like to stay up to date in the business. If I have a question, I want to be able to get an answer in a short time, usually from another member on their chat function. But I can place a question in a box at the top of the site at any time and get a number of good answers.

Like the university, Wealthy Affiliate has formal courses in marketing on the Internet. Some of these courses are geared to absolutely knew affiliate marketers and they are free. Nothing is cheaper than free.

For more extensive training and interaction with the community, you must become a premium member. The differences in the two membership levels are shown below:

JAAXY

There is a free keyword tool on the Wealthy Affiliate site. JAAXY is a special tool designed for Internet marketers. There is a monthly fee that I always make more than that fee through their affiliate program.


GetResponse

Discuss the importance of having a mailing list, that if you don’t have a mailing list, you’re not really in business. Get response is a very reliable mailing list manager and you will be able to publish mailings and your newsletter according to your desires.

AWeber

Another efficient and desirable mailing list manager. There are free mailing list managers listed on the Internet. Just make sure you know what you are getting. To start you can use your email provider to group email addresses under a particular category and you can send out the emails from your own server as long as you don’t overdo it. You can always transfer your list later. You can also purchase software that will handle your email directly from your computer. I’ve tried that some success but that was a long time ago.

Conclusion:

Internet marketing is a business function and affiliate marketing is a business unto itself. It is not an easy road to profitability, certainly not a gift-rich-quick scheme, but it can provide a part-time income from home, or from wherever you are with your laptop, or a full-time income.

Wealthy Affiliate is a training center, not the Wealthy Affiliate scam. Some who take advantage of the training by performing the task as directed, will gain significant income. We all have different talents and abilities so some will be more successful than others. But you don’t have to be a genius to find a niche market, to choose a domain name, to build a website and to provide relevant significant useful information to that site.

Some folks go to Wealthy Affiliate for about 5 to 6 months. That is all it is necessary to gain the training. That is much cheaper than a college course that will not give you the training that you need. I suggest you join for a year to enjoy the lower costs had to make a full commitment to learning the business. After that, you can decide if you want to be like this old man who can’t seem to leave Wealthy Affiliate.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

Old Man In Idaho

(Note: The FTC requires me to tell you that some links in this site may result in me receiving a commission from a vendor. That hardly ever happens but I am grateful for any commissions that I may receive. John)

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One Dozen Internet Marketing Problems/Solutions

How Can I Support My Family. Minimum wage is not doing it?

How Can I Support My Family. Minimum wage is not doing it?

Introduction:

One Dozen Internet Marketing Problems/Solutions describes 12 problems that we marketers face. I have faced all of them and I still face them. I have listed what I think are good articles that will help all of us solve our problems.

Problems and Solutions:

Problem: I write and write but nobody reads my stuff. My post hit recorder often shows action only on the first day of publication.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/o3u9qq6

http://okdork.com/2014/04/02/how-you-can-create-content-that-generates-40000-targeted-visitors/

Problem: Visitors to my site don’t stick around.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/zrdb2p3 and http://tinyurl.com/hhus25w

https://blog.kissmetrics.com/what-you-can-learn-from-bounce-rate-how-to-improve-it/

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/why-people-leave-your-website#sm.0001h4iwtxctjczny561yqi7bv004

Problem: Site visitors do not comment on my content.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/gnfpotv

https://www.quicksprout.com/2014/05/07/why-no-one-comments-on-your-blog-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Problem: Visitors do not sign up for my newsletter or my email.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/k8zjbvt

http://unbounce.com/email-marketing/increase-your-email-opt-ins-and-subscribers/

Problem: I don’t really know what my site visitors want.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/hn2x7qo

http://conversionxl.com/how-to-identify-your-online-target-audience-and-sell-more/

Problem: I get few or no sales.

Solution: Read the following article: http://tinyurl.com/z3o5d5v

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/79002

Problem: I have no or very few repeat sales.

Solution: Read read this article: http://tinyurl.com/zbs6y3x

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinharrington/2014/05/14/the-3-secrets-of-repeat-business-how-to-make-more-sales-without-finding-new-customers/#3ddd8a0a2ee6

Problem: I have too many customer product returns.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/hauz8zu

http://www.snap36.com/blog/three-strategies-reduce-returns/

Problem: I make too little money for the time that I work online.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/c8m5c2g

http://marketingland.com/7-big-mistakes-new-affiliate-marketers-make-19195

Problem: I get only poor search engine rankings.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/jjl6ze2

https://www.quicksprout.com/2014/02/12/why-your-search-rankings-are-dropping-and-7-ways-to-fix-it/

Problem: Social marketing does not increase traffic.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/j4apjac and
http://tinyurl.com/gvu6f5s

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/ultimate-guide-50-ways-increase-traffic

https://blog.kissmetrics.com/double-your-social-media-traffic/

Problem: Because of my failure as an Internet marketer, I want to quit.

Solution: Read this article: http://tinyurl.com/cazo39y and http://tinyurl.com/zyr2y5d

http://www.marieforleo.com/2010/06/feel-failure-good/

http://www.seobook.com/learn-seo/failure-vs-success.php

I hope that this article, One Dozen Internet Marketing Problems/Solutions, will help you on your way to success.

Hang in there, Pilgrim!

John

John T. Jones, Ph.D. Buhl, Idaho

John T. Jones, Ph.D.
Buhl, Idaho


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Generate Passive Income

Introduction to Generate Passive Income

Build your website and get going!

Build your website and get going!

Times have been tough and they’re not getting any better. Many day jobs are not paying enough money to support a family. If investments are available, they are being used to educate children and to provide the daily needs of the family. There is nothing left for retirement.

This is a very serious situation. Some folks who are living on only Social Security are actually in poverty. You see them welcoming folks into Walmart.

Breadwinners who have to leave home to work a part-time job to supplement their income, are losing precious time with her family and working themselves to death. They need to be working in a situation that they control’s so that they can work from home if they like and earn enough money for the present and future.

Have you read Rich Man Poor Man? You probably have. That book gives the key to putting your energies into your own businesses and investing.

What Is Passive Income?

From Wikipedia we learn:
“Passive income is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it. It is closely related to the concept of “unearned income”.

“The American Internal Revenue Service categorizes income into three broad types, active (earned) income, passive (unearned) income, and portfolio income.

“It defines passive income as only coming from two sources: rental activity or “trade or business activities in which you do not materially participate.
“Other financial and government institutions also recognize it as an income obtained as a result of capital growth or in relation to negative gearing. Passive income is usually taxable.”

Examples of Passive Income

My friend, Paul, purchased single-family homes, then with sweat equity he remodeled these homes and converted them to multifamily homes and rented them out.

Doing this over and over again, he generated a large monthly income. Then he create multi-family structures from scratch which generated even more income. He hired a manager to handle his real estate investments. He moved on to other things. This income was generated from assets, rather than from the active participation in a business.

As you can see it may take a lot of time and energy to generate passive income, but once you have accomplished this, you can invest in other instruments that pay you continually but do not require your active participation.

In the first case, the passive income is coming from a business that you no longer have an active part in.

In the second case, passive income is coming from investments which require no effort from you.

Well, I Think I’ve Driven That into the Ground.

I have either confuse the heck out of you, are you know the difference between active and passive income. No matter what it is, the IRS will try to take part of it away from you.

Over the years, I used employer investment plans.  We mainly live on the passive income from these plans. We also have Social Security, with my wife and I contributed to. That sounds passive to me.

Read Rich Dad Poor Dad

You probably have read this book. It explains the differences in working at a day job and building a business with later contributions to an investment portfolio. Oh, did I mention this before? Well, I am old and senile and often repeat myself.

How to Generate Passive Income

1. Build a business. You should generated a business plan first do

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

this at SBA.gov. If your business is an Internet-based, can do most of your work from home. There are  educational institutions and business organizations that will also help you get up and going. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and local institutions to learn more.

2. Invest money that you earned into bonds, dividend paying stocks, retirement funds and annuities. My stocks were converted into annuities to preserve the capital.

3. Invest in real estate for rental income.

4. Consider network marketing which requires much toil to get started and to keep it going. It’s not for me!

Conclusion:

You can generate passive income if you first generate active income so that you have the resources to acquire assets that will then pay you passive income.

Although passive income is hands-off, to get started is hands-on. To generate passive income for retirement or because your day job is not generating enough income to support your family in a way that you want to support, then consider Internet marketing.

In Internet marketing, you can sell your own products or you can promote other people’s products and let them do the selling. Either way works.

In my family, we have always preferred to sell products of our own creation. My children and grandchildren and a number of very successful business. I once sold products but now I’m 84 years old and I prefer to promote other people’s products which is called affiliate marketing.

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Watch out for scammers!

To learn to do affiliate marketing you have to watch out for the many scam artists who are there to take your money and teach you nothing.  I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2008. It is the premier training site for affiliate marketers and there is no scams in operation there, no gurus to pick you up by the heals and shake the coins out of your pockets.

There are two membership levels of Wealthy Affiliate. I suggest that you start with the free membership which will give you two websites to practice on.

Later you can join is a premium member which costs $47 a month. That is active a lot cheaper than going to college (where you can learn affiliate marketing anyway) and the cost drops to about one-half if you pay annually. Wealthy Affiliate has two affiliate programs that you can join. One is to promote memberships and the other one is to promote the JAAXY keyword tool. I have never had to pay one red cent for membership because of these two programs.

If you have a number of websites, and if you’re a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you can host up to 30 websites and as many free sites as you like.

Quite a deal! (P.S. I’m tjbooks at Wealthy Affiliate.)

Here is a summary of membership levels at Wealthy Affiliate:

Let’s generate passive income!

Start On Your Trail to Success Today!

Start On Your Trail to Success Today!

John

Korea 1951. Ted Oellien of Minnesota is on my left. May he rest in peace.

Korea 1951. Ted Oellien of Minnesota is on my left. May he rest in peace.

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How to Survive on Minimum Wage

How Can I Support My Family. Minimum wage is not doing it?

How Can I Support My Family. Minimum wage is not doing it?

Do you know how to  survive on minimum wage? You can’t!

States have a minimum wage from $7.25-10 per hour. Exceptions our Alabama that has no minimum and Wyoming which has a minimum of $5.15. Many families have one or two family members who work one or more minimum wage jobs trying to make ends meet.

Food Cost

It would take about $300 per month for food needs for the average adult in the U.S.  Actually, about $200 is spent so some are undernourished.

Housing and Other Cost

Over all annual cost for one person is about $20,000.00 which includes food cost.

Let’s See?

A man and a wife have three teenage children and they both hold minimum wage jobs to support them. For a 40 hour work week at say $8.00 per hour, they earn together $33,280 each year. That is enough to support how many people if the cost of living is $20,000.00? Almost 2 people.  They are 5 people.

Food Cost Estimate $2000.00/month

Housing Cost Estimate $600.00

Insurance and Medical $400.00

Car Payment $350.00

Clothing and Such $100.00

Utilities $300.00

That’s $3,750.00 each month.  That’s $45,000.00 each year. But that is not all the expenses (and I’ve low-balled here). There are educational expenses, business expenses, medical expenses not covered by insurance, entertainment, eating out and donations, etc. The family might pay over $3,000.00 in taxes.

Such  a family would be hurting!

Many families are hurting!

Thinking Outside the box can get you on the road to earning sufficient money again.

Thinking Outside the box can get you on the road to earning sufficient money again.

Just think about a single-parent family with one source of income. Some are on welfare. Some end up on the street.

Not only minimum wage folks are having problems. Some folks with good incomes have been forced out of their homes due to economic conditions. Those who have been able to keep their homes, have found that the value of their homes has dramatically dropped. The loan value on their property is now zero whereas not long ago, they would have been able to take a second mortgage to get through rough times.

Many people have lost their jobs due to downsizing and outsourcing. They have become underemployed with some taking minimum wage jobs as second jobs to supplement their income. Many of these are at the age where they are trying to put children through college. You know what has happened to college costs having gone up 1200% in recent years.

Retired people get few increases in retirement income. Small increases by Social Security don’t do much. Savings put away in 401 and other plans have diminished dramatically. Some have tremendous costs to take care of the aging. (It cost about $60,000 a year for me to take care of my wife who has a ALZ. I have insurance but the company is facing bankruptcy.)

If seniors cannot pay for their care, the states gobble up all of their assets when they die to pay in part the cost for the care that the state provide. There is nothing left as an inheritance.

Work From Home Jobs

One advantages of marketing on the Internet is that you can work at home in your underware.

One advantages of marketing on the Internet is that you can work at home in your underware.

Many workers have become tired of the workplace. A day job has expenses such as transportation, work clothing, eating outside meals, and other business expenses. If they can work at home, they don’t need a day care center to take care of their children. This works well for stay-at-home mothers. But finding the  right work from home job can be difficult.

If a person has special skills, he can often provide those skills from home. For example, after I retired some 20 odd years ago, I did engineering consulting which included travel to foreign countries.

Those with secretarial skills can provide those skills to local offices. Accountants and medical professionals can work from their own.

If you are a writer, and you can learn income from your writing. I have written a number of novels and that is certainly a work-at-home job.

The World of the Internet

WAU will train you to market globally. There is a lot to  learn and that take time.

WAU will train you to market globally. There is a lot to learn and that take time.

There are ways to make money on the Internet. From my experience, and that of my family, creating your own products and selling them on the Internet is a fast way to earn income. If you have skills such as knitting, sewing, crocheting woodworking, metalworking and such, you can open up a store on a site such as ETSY at no cost and start selling immediately.

Three of my granddaughters are making good incomes by creating products and selling them on the Internet. My son is a veterinarian, but he has had two good businesses Internet-based. One he sold musical instruments(which he sold last year) and the other is in herb business which he operates on and off the Internet.

Two of my granddaughters are putting cousins through college. They have children and marketing on the Internet allows them to earn a good income. They have about a dozen employees working for them.

My other granddaughter imports materials from China and then has products created locally which she and her partner sell on the Internet.

Stay Away from this Guru. He will drain you dry.

Stay Away from this Guru. He will drain you dry.

You can promote other people’s products through affiliate marketing. You must be careful here. There are too many gurus that will give you a free gift and then grab you by the hills and shake the coins out of your pockets. They will drain you dry.

The premier training site for affiliate marketing is Wealthy Affiliate. They have a free membership which is lifelong and it will get you started. They will give you two free websites.

Like so many college students who have worked their way through college through affiliate marketing, Kyle and Carson, the creators of Wealthy Affiliate, did the same thing, joined up a created training center. I joined WA in 2008.

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

I suggest that before you start a business of any kind that you have a business plan. You can prepare a business plan at no charge at SBA.gov.

John
John T Jones PhD

Buhl, Idaho

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Work from Home Jobs for the Disabled

One advantages of marketing on the Internet is that you can work at home in your underware.

One advantages of marketing on the Internet is that you can work at home in your underwear.

Work from Home Jobs for the Disabled

Disabled folks not only have to deal with their ailments, they also have to deal with financial problems. For the disabled person by himself or herself, the problems are multiplied. I have a number of friends who are in this exact situation.

A friend of mine, a horse trainer, was thrown from a horse which injured her spinal column. She lives by herself with her dog. Times are tough for her, but she still is trying to earn a living using her computer.

Another friend was a professional musician. He no longer can work a regular job. He still has to support his family. He does it using his computer.

It sad that too many disabled people do not receive the help they need from family, friends or from the church they belong to.

Actually, it is pathetic.

Many handicap people, some under very difficult conditions, go to work every day outside the home. Some have specially equipped vans for a wheelchair or specially equipped cars so they can drive, some even have a service dog to help them. So they have to get up in the morning, get dressed, find something to eat, and then travel to work. I’m sure that many are exhausted by the time they get to the workplace.

Some handicapped people must stay at home confined to bed or a wheelchair. Some have the use of their hands, but some do not. Not having the use of your hands is a severe complication. However, at this minute, I am dictating into my computer. The main reason that I dictate is because I have carpal tunnel. But others cannot manipulate a keyboard and they must give their computer voice commands to accomplish what they want to accomplish.

Work at home jobs using a computer can be a very good alternative for a handicapped person. Still, he or she needs the ability to write.

Writers can always be hired, but that is an added expense.

If an individual has the use of his or her hands, she can create products. My granddaughters have a business which hires a dozen or so people. But their employees must have the use of both hands.

However, a person with the use of only one hand who has artistic capability, can produce artwork which can be sold on the Internet or in local shops. Even some souls without hands sometimes do this.

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Even I have an ETSY Store

You can market your own products on the Internet in a free store such as Etsy.

Affiliate Marketing

You can also market other peoples products which you never have to handle. You simply promote products on your website and direct folks to click on a link that goes to the vendor’s site. The vendors ships the product and pays you a sales commission. That is called affiliate marketing.

I suggest two places to go for training in affiliate marketing, not ignoring the fact that you must have a computer to do this. One is Affilorama. They have a number of tutorials there to help you get going.

Another place that is free is ClickBank where they have excellent training for affiliate marketing. ClickBank will provide you with digital products to promote.

The premier place for affiliate marketing training is Wealthy Affiliate. They recently added a free lifetime membership which will give you two free websites and will give you the initial training you need to be an affiliate marketer. From the start, they offer two affiliate programs that can help you pay your way. If you later decide to take out a premier membership which costs $47 a month (cut in half if you pay annually) , you will be trained extensively in marketing.

Although I have always sold products on the Internet rather than doing affiliate marketing, I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2008 which has helped my grandchildren and my son to create very profitable businesses. But now I’m 84 years old and I no longer sell products, I am doing much more affiliate marketing.

How Some Have or Are Hitting the Jackpot

The owner of Afillorama was a college student in New Zealand. A friend of his had a banner on his website and he received $50 a month from that banner, so he made up his own website and learned he could earn money.

Then he made many websites and hired English majors to write content on them. His dad saw that he was earning money and he joined him. Later, he decided to help others become affiliate marketers.

Kyle, the co-owner of Wealthy Affiliate University, began affiliate marketing when he was a college student. He used what is called PPC or pay-per-click, to drive traffic to his websites.

In the first six months he got to the point where he was earning a full-time income. By the end of the year, he decided to go into the business full-time.

Carson, Kyle’s friend, both to live in Vancouver, Canada, was also a student and he was pursuing the same path as Kyle. That’s when they join together and created Wealthy Affiliate.

Steve joined WA a year after I did. He is independent and he and his wife travel around the world with Steve working from his computer wherever he is. Steve earns over $30,000 a year just by using the WA affiliate programs. That is only part of his income.

Dom lives in Taiwan and he very recently took his fiancee to Hawaii, met up with Steve and his wife, and got married. He also makes his living as an affiliate marketer. Both of these gentlemen are good friends of mine.

Another dear friend, is Veronica. She has a  site called ItsVicky.com along with many other sites. She likes to work at home because she can be with her children. She was born and raised in Sweden and so she likes to go there every time she can. She goes several times a year all paid by affiliate marketing which she learned at WA. Vicky has a number of interest but seems to specialize in babies and children and promotes products in that area.

Pot Pie Girl, Jennifer, lives down south had always has made a great income by affiliate marketing. She is a longtime member of Wealthy Affiliate. She is a pro golfer so she likes to play the game and affiliate marketing gives her the time.

Rich, who lives in London, was experienced in advertising before he joined WA. Needless to say, he has been very successful as an affiliate marketer.

Getting Started!

I guess I could go on here all day mentioning people who are making their living as affiliate marketers had have been trained by WA that however, will not help you very much. What will help you is going to WA, signing up for a free membership, go through the Affiliate Boot Camp, starting two free sites and start promoting.

If you like what you are doing and have the ability and time, then I suggest that you become a Premium Member and start a new website using your own domain rather than a free domain.

You will be able to start your website from day one.

WA uses WordPress, as do many domain hosting companies, so you do not need to know any computer language to prepare your website. You will be given every detail in the boot camp.

To start, you will write a privacy page and the details of the page will be given to you. You will also write an about page where you will tell people about yourself.

You will easily import pictures into your documents from your computer. You will be given the links and be told how to promote wealthy affiliate.

You will be shown how to join the JAAXY keyword tool affiliate program. Your sales commissions from WA and from JAAXY will be paid through PayPal so you will need to set up a free account over there you will need an email address to do this.

You’ll be shown how to find a niche market which is a small part of a larger market. You can join the Amazon Associates program and then you can promote any Amazon product that you want to.

For example, say that your niche market is toddler’s. You can go to Amazon and find products and even brands. You can get the links to these products and place them on your website.

Another place to get links is CJ.com.

You will want to promote products that you know about so that you can recommend them or advise people not to buy them. To do this you have to be able to write because your website will not be recognized by the search engines unless you are providing a sufficient amount of quality information to your niche market.

For example, you could write an article about problems with breast-feeding. You could reference government links, Web M.D. links and Wikipedia. The search engines like you to link to these kinds of sites. (Notice that none of these sites will be in competition with you.)

In your article, you could recommend some good books on breast-feeding and link them to the Amazon site. You could also describe clothing for the mother that allows breast feeding and salves for sore nipples, etc.

You will want to set yourself up as an expert.

You do this by writing and advising. You might want to start an email list so that you can communicate further with your niche members.

The more desirable your site is, the higher the search engines will rank you. You want rankings on the first page of the search results for the keywords you are using in your articles.

You probably have the idea by now.

The following chart shows the different memberships at Wealthy Affiliate:

Conclusion:

Finding work from home jobs for the disabled can be complicated for some individuals, but there are ways to make a living using the Internet. You  can even avoid the worries about computer technology. You can do what others are doing.

Using affiliate marketing to earn a living is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work. Each blog (website) must be updated often, at the start at least two or three times a week (later, once a week). You need to learn how use a keyword tool. I use JAXXY but you will have a good free tool at WA. It can take up to a year to generate sufficient income but you should be going in about three to six months or so. After all, it is a business.

Three of my granddaughters have product businesses, two making products and one importing materials and then making them. It is a lot of work and you need to learn a lot about business. Put if you have product and get into an Internet store like ETSY, you can earn money almost instantly.

No matter which way you go, I would have a business plan. You can

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

Small Business Association. Start a business plan here now.

create one at SBA.gov.

A Business Meeting

Right now, I have two of my granddaughters in my home visiting. They live in different states but they  each have a business which sells their products on the Internet. This morning has been one big business meeting between the two. They are very smart business women and it is fun to listen to them help each other in their businesses.

That too is one thing about WA. You will never be alone!

John

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

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Make Money College

Make Money College

Korea 1951. Ted Oellien of Minnesota is on my left. May he rest in peace.

Korea 1951. Ted Oellien of Minnesota is on my left. May he rest in peace.

Make money college is a keyword phrase often used by college students who are in need of income. I went to the University of Utah in 1952 after I returned home from the Korean War. I had the G.I. Bill which lasted for about three years, but I had two years to go.

When I first got home, I worked part-time for an asbestos supply company as a truck driver and mechanic. Later, I worked part time in an engineering laboratory during the day, and in the evenings and weekends, I worked in my uncle Joe’s service station.

When I needed more money, I left the laboratory and drove a taxi cab.

My department head wanted to know why I had left my laboratory job. I told him that I could make about $1.75 an hour driving cab and that he was paying me only one dollar an hour for my laboratory work.

He raised my pay to $1.75 an hour. In my senior year, he raised my pay to $3.50 per hour because he had a better research contract.

I left school after our first child was born. He needed surgery the day after he was born, and my wife would have to stay home and take care of him.

I took a job in a warehouse.

Soon after I started, the company told me I had a call from Dr. Ivan B Cutler at the University of Utah. Ivan told me to get back up there because he had found me some money.

The good folks who owned the warehouse said that I should go back to school.

Ivan sent to the Assistant President of the University. He gave me a check for $1200. (Needless to say, I was then three weeks behind in my school work. I had a B+ on my calculus final but the professor gave me a “D” because it wasn’t fair to the students who didn’t take three weeks off. He did this as an exception to the math’s department’s rule that he had to give me at least a “C”. A “D” meant you had to repeat the class but he make an exception there too.)

During the summers, I worked 13 hours a day plus weekends. But when I got out of college, the only debt I owe was that $1200 loan.

Now It’s a Different Story

All of my children have 8-year degrees. Two of my sons and my son-in-law also had long medical residencies.

My youngest son is an attorney. Like his siblings he incurred large debt in college.

My number three son, who is a veterinarian, put himself and his family through Purdue veterinary school by selling vacuum cleaners and running a fish business.

Skyrocketing Cost for College

College expenses have skyrocketed since I went to college. It’s almost impractical to go into debt for over $100,000 befor graduation. Many graduates do not receive enough income after graduation to handle this terrific debt load.

In my mind, it is not only a national disaster, the problem is hurting the progress of our country. We need educated people.

Not everyone can be a doctor or an engineer or a computer scientist.

They have to go into fields that do not pay enough to meet their needs.

Women, who must take care of their children, have a special problem. It doesn’t matter if they work or stay at home.

Some couples are covering three or four jobs during each work week.

There Are Two Problems

The first problem is that while you are in college, you have to pay tuition and books, room and board. Some students are actually living at the starvation level. After our first child was born, my parents somehow got word of our situation, and brought us boxes of food. And things are worse now.

The second problem is the one I have been talking about, the tremendous post-college debt load which suffocates families.

Some families have lost their homes or cannot afford permanent housing because they can’t meet mortgage payments. This is true for some because they have excess college debt.

It’s a national disgrace.

College expenses have increased over 1100% over the last 40 years. Some students leave the country to find an affordable college education.
PART TIME JOBS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Was your search phrase: Make money college? I hope the following helps:

College students don’t have a lot of time for off-campus part-time jobs. There are too few hours and the pay is too low to help much with college costs. Many of these jobs are minimum-wage.

I know a number of people who have been able to support themselves and college, but they didn’t do it by slinging hamburgers.

They worked at home using their computers so they not only conserved time, but conserved energy.

There is nothing like going into a final exam after having worked into the night in a warehouse or flipping hamburgers in a fast food joint.

You Don’t Have Much Choice

You almost have to use the Internet to earn enough money for college. Here are some ways that folks are doing it or have done it:

Luci and Jenni are my granddaughters. They are not going to college, but their husbands are. One is still an undergraduate and the other one is in graduate school working on a PhD. Luci and Jenni make baby hats. So do their dozen employees.

Right now they are making baby hats to be sold much later in the year so they don’t go crazy in the fall try to keep up with orders. I told them to start in January, not July for the fall markets.

Candace is making bibs, dying quilts, and making all kinds of children’s clothing. She just lost her full-time job, but her part-time job is paying her more than when she was working, leaving her baby at my house every day (her mother is my wife’s caregiver), then having to take care of him at night. She no longer pays the expenses to drive to work, buying dresses so that she looks pretty in front of the public, or eating out.

How to Start Such a Business

If you know how to make products,–college men or women can do this–you can sell them on the Internet. You can use a site like ETSY or your Facebook page to promote products.

You can buy your own domain and build your own website easily if you want to save money. The problem there is that you may not be able to get enough traffic.

What Others Have Done and Are Doing

Mark, from New Zealand, saw that his friend was earning $50 a month from a banner that was placed on his website. He started a website, put on such a banner, and sure enough made about $50 a month.

Mark then started many websites, too many to maintain while he was in college. He hired English majors to write the content for his websites, each bringing in significant income.

He had to rent a large home to accommodate his business and his father was so impressed that he join him.

Mark is now showing other marketers how to do what is called affiliate marketing. His site is Affilorama and you will find free training there.

Ryan, who is being sent to school by his single mother, earned his money also by promoting other people’s products (affiliate marketing). He built a number of websites and he used pay-per- click (PPC) to drive traffic to his sites. He earned over $500,000 while in college and still is a prominent figure on the Internet.

Ryan is using Amazon’s fulfillment program, Amazon warehousing his products which he buys from various suppliers, marketing them and shipping them and handling customer relations. So all Ryan has to do is find a good product, prepare the Amazon sales page, and help to bring traffic to the page.

Kyle began Internet marketing is attending college in Vancouver, Canada. After six months he was earning enough money from affiliate marketing to pay all of his college and living expenses. In a year, he was earning more than any college degree pays right after graduation.

He joined with Carson, another student who was doing the same thing, paying all of his college expenses by marketing on the Internet. They formed Wealthy Affiliate University which is now the premier training site for affiliate marketing.

I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2008. I use some of the training I got there to start my son into business on the Internet. He was selling flutes and he had a mailing list. We set up a website called the Irish flute store, (which he sold last year), and he started selling worldwide. Recently he started and herb business with the website: homegrownherbalist.net. Is a veterinarian, but today he’s off in Utah giving lectures and promoting his products.

If you are interested in affiliate marketing, I suggest that you go to Wealthy Affiliate and sign up as a free member. Take the lessons in the affiliate boot camp. If you want to continue to pursue wealthy affiliate training,  I suggest that you join as a premium member. The cost is $47 each month (If you can pay annually, you can save about half).

You can start with the two free websites they give you head should be able to earn enough money to pay your monthly tuition. It is much cheaper than going to college. There are two affiliate programs that you can join that will help you are available right on the site. One is to promote Wealthy Affiliate memberships, as I’m doing here, and the other one is to promote JAAXY which is a keyword tool developed by wealthy affiliate. Keywords are very important in marketing on the Internet. (You will have a free keyword search tool on the WA site.)

Kyle and Carson are not gurus. There is no up-sell from the site. They will not pester you with one offer after another. That will make no offers to you.

This Table Shows the Two Memberships.

Conclusion of Make Money College Search

If you are going to earn income on the Internet, it will not be easy. You will have to work hard. But you can choose your hours and work from wherever you are if you have computer access.

It will take several months to make money. You will have to work to a niche market(s) which is a part of a larger market. You will need to provide quality information often to your readers.

You many not be selling. If you are promoting other people’s products, you will be sending them to the vendor’s site where he will sell them. You get a commission on every sale. (In affiliate marketing, the vendor ends up with the customer.) You need to promote what you know about.

Good Luck!

John

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Internet Business from Home

Edison learned a thousand things that did not work, but he never stopped working.

Edison learned a thousand things that did not work, but he never stopped working.

There Has to Be a Reason for an Internet Business from Home

There are a number of reasons that folks want to put up a business online, an Internet business from home.

1. They have a storefront business and they want to go online.

2. They have an existing home business that they want to put online.

3. They want to start a new business online.

There are Advantages to Putting a Storefront Online

 

The greater presence brings in many more customers. It is not quite like walking into the store where they can pick up the product and bend it and squeeze it and smell it, etc., But if the descriptions are good on the webpages, they make a pretty good substitute,

I have watched the sales of such business increased dramatically, especially if the storefront business already had a mailing list. Then you can just inform those on your list that you have a new website where they can purchase product.

One of my sons had an existing home business and a mailing list. We build a website and told his mailing list that we had the new site. It not only was a great service to his customers but it brought in customers worldwide.

He recently sold his business (irishflutestore.com) so he could put more time on the second business that he was working on (homegrownherbalist.net). My son has 15 kids he has to educate so he needs the extra money to supplement his income (he is a veterinarian).

The Reasons Why

Many folks  want to start a new business online. They know the power of the computer and the Internet and may think that if they can get online, they can gain income in a short time. They may need money to support their children in college. They may want to travel to Europe. They may need a new car or even a new home. They may want to eat and pay the rent on a heated home.

Women who stay at home enjoy profits from Internet businesses.

So do handicap people. I have a number of  friends who are handicapped who support themselves online.

You Have to Have Passion

Having a reason to go online is important. You have to have a driving force to succeed. If you don’t have passion for what you are doing, you probably will not be successful.

The reason for this is that Internet marketing is difficult, especially for those starting a new business. It usually takes at least a year to start earning significant income. Some do it in six months, but not many. Those who can stick it out for several years, can generate a full time income.

Friends and Family

I have a number of young friends who travel the world because of the income from their business. If travel is not your cup of tea, maybe those needs that I have mentioned such as to educate your children, and requiring a new home, come into play. But the bottom line is that increased income allows you to live a better life.

One of my friends just took his wife to Hawaii to meet another friend who was getting married there. The second friend lives in Taiwan. All expenses for both were provided by the two businesses that these men own. They do business exclusively on the Internet.

Both learn to be Internet marketers at Wealthy Affiliate University. They promote other people’s products from their websites which is called affiliate marketing.

In my family, we have always preferred to sell products that we create or manufacture ourselves or products for which we are distributors. I’m 84 years old and pretty much out of that business. For that reason, I am now emphasizing affiliate marketing. Because it takes $60k a year to keep my wife at home who has a full-time caregiver. Some of my retirement funds have been diminished over the years so I would like to sustain them.

Two or my granddaughters are earning good incomes to put their husbands through college. One purchased a new car the other day as the wheels are falling off the old one. They have about a dozen of the employees working for them. All of their employees are’s day at home mothers.

Selling Your Own Products Online

If you want to make products and sell them from home, I suggest that you go to ETSY.com to set up a store at no cost. Other sites are AFTCRA, ArtFire, Big Cartel, Bonanza, Craft Is Art, DaWanda, RebelsMarket, Storenvy, Supermarket, Yokaboo, Zibbet and Ziibra.

If you want to sell your products from your own website, consider Shopify. Here are some alternatives to Shopify:
Merchium
X-cart
Avactis
CS-Cart
Jimdo
Jooy
OpenCart
OS Commerce
PrestaShop
Drupal Commerce

The above are free sites. Some require certain programming skills (HTML).

Paid Services

You can use a paid service for your website such as Bizland.com. I used it for years setting up a bookstore simply by plugging in the the information for each book. The site had a traffic feature which immediately brought enough traffic for me to earn money almost instantly. The e-commerce was very inexpensive so that I could receive payment by credit card or other means. I think that Weebly is free at least in part, but provides such services. There are many others.

And if You are a Distributor

If you’re a distributor of products and you either ship the products yourself or you have the supplier drop ship them for you, you will need your own website. You will not just be promoting products, you will be selling them.

I once had a flagpole site and also a book store site which I sold books and flagpoles and flagpole assessories. The supplier shipped the stock but I handled all customer relations.

Amazon Fulfillment Program

Amazon.com has a program called Fulfillment which allows you to have Amazon stock your goods. You have to put the good descriptions on Amazon, but Amazon handles all customer relations including shipment of the products, handling complaints and returns, and handling all transactions. You can also list your products on Amazon and ship them yourself (or have them drop shipped).

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketers set up a website from which they describe and promote products. Each product links to a supplier. The supplier has a landing page which describes the product and provides a way for the visitor to purchase it. All selling is done from the supplier site.

The best way to promote a product is to own it so that you can describe it exactly, how well it performs, its good and bad points, and why you suggest it. The products are promoted to a niche market which is part of a larger market.

You focus on servicing the niche market, providing solutions to problems that people in the niche have. Your suggestions may or may not have an affiliate link. It is your job to provide a significant flow of high quality information to your niche market.

Folks in your niche need to know that you are part of the niche community. If they think you know what you are talking about, they will consider you to be an expert and they will take your suggestions. It takes time to build such a reputation, so it may take time to get a place in the market.

Best Way to Become an Affiliate Marketer

On May 29, 2008, I joined Wealthy Affiliate University. Wealthy Affiliate was established by two young Canadians who worked their way through college as affiliate marketers. They are Kyle and Carson.

It took Kyle 6 months to gain a full-time income. He joined up with Carson that they started Wealthy Affiliate to train others to market on the Internet.

Two Membership Levels

Fairly recently, Kyle and Carson decided to give a free lifetime membership to anyone who would like to get started in Internet marketing.

Free members, once they decide that they really want to do affiliate marketing, should join as a Premium member.

The difference in the two membership is shown on the table below:

Start Free at WA with the Affiliate Bootcamp

Lesson 1: Starting Your Foundation (Introduction)
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wa-affiliate-bootcamp-starting-your-foundation/day-1-getting-rolling/a_aid/QPuVFoSF

There are 10 Lessons in the Bootcamp. Read them all to get the basics of affiate marketing, two set up two free websites on SiteRubix, and to start promoting.

A Few Hints

To make money as an affiliate marketer, you will need to:

1. Build a website
2. Continually provide high quality content.
3. Describe product and promote those that you know provide a solution to your niche market members.
4. Link to product vendors will sell product.
5. Start a mailing list so that you can stay in contact with your readers. This can become your major source of income because those who read your newsletter or emails are following you will believe what you say.

Two Losers

Those who cannot sustain themselves in business are those who never start and those who never stick with it.

You must be motivated.

You must be passionate about what you’re doing.

You have to want to help other people solve their problems by providing them solutions.

If you wake up in the morning and say to yourself, “Who can I help today? How can I help them?” You will succeed!

John

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

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Start Home Based Business Within A Month

Introduction:

Thinking Outside the box

Thinking Outside the box

Are you desperately looking for a way to make money while sitting at home? With so many jobless individuals around you might think that it is something totally impossible, had there been such a thing as earning from home, no one would be jobless. But Wealthy Affiliate is just the platform you need to start earning money from home. You too can make your time at home worthwhile if you start home based business and launch it on Wealthy Affiliate by sharing it with millions of people on the platform.

How Others Are Making Money From Home

In this article we will discuss a number of ways people around the world are using to make money from home. All you need to have is your computer, a good internet connection and Wealthy Affiliate platform to enter any line of business you want to. For instance, if you are interested in training young graphic designers in Adobe inDesign or Photoshop, you can produce a one-hour training video and record it and simply publish it on the platform with the link to your website, interested members will sign up on your website and pay you for the training classes you provide them just sitting at home using your PC and a stable internet connection.

Below are examples of people who are making money online from home:

1. Shel Horowitz is a home-based marketing consultant and copywriter and launched his own company by the name of Green and Profitable in 1981 and has been working as a home-based business owner since then and earning quite well.

2. Daniel Alarik started his own business by the name of Grunt Style, a military-inspired clothing line in Georgia. His business took a new turn within a year and had 9 new employees from just one. Even after two years of starting his business, Alarik still runs his business from home with $80,000 in inventory in the basement and $40,000 throughout the house.

3. Matt Landau graduated from University of Richmond in 2005 and moved to Panama City, Panama. He launched his own travel and investing site by the name of The Panama Report. With hard work and promising services, Landau has had a new addition to his business by the name of Boost Occupancy which is a hotel consulting service. He still runs both his businesses from home and earns comparatively better than his mates from university.

4. Melissa Dowler and Tom are a married couple who run their own production company Long Haul Films from home, making documentaries and bespoke films for various events, corporate clients and weddings. The have hired photographers who accompany them and most of the work is done in the comfort of their home.

5. Edith Wagner has spent her entire life doing all sorts of work, first as a social worker, then a juvenile officer, and later in Public Relations before starting her publication business by the name of Reunions, which today has a circulation of about 15,000. At the of 73, she runs the publication from her home with a small team.

Like the accomplished people above you too can get your skills to work and start home based business when you join Wealthy Affiliate today.

John

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JAAXY Keyword Tool Review

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

I have been using the JAAXY keyword tool since it was first introduced by the owners of Wealthy Affiliate University, my friends Kyle and Carson. This tool is specifically designed for affiliate marketers. In just a few words, tool gives the following properties of each word on a list of keywords that come up during your search. The best way to see this is by simply opening the window to Jaxxy.com.

1. Here you will find a list of your keywords.

2. The average number of keyword searches the keyword receives each month.

3. The number of visits that you receive on your website if you rank on the first page of Google.

4. Search results: the number of competing websites ranked Google for this exact keyword.

5. A keyword indicator light which is color-coded to show you which sites are best (green) to market your site.

6. Your SEO score which shows how likely you will write for this keyword on the first page of Google. A high score (90 – 100) indicates that an article written based on a particular keyword will be successful in ranking on Google.

7. The availability of a domain with your selected keywords.

8. A list of related keywords that will help you improve your search results.

If you’re a member of JAXXY like me, you will be able to promote JAAXY and receive commissions for others to join. This has always made taxi profitable to me.

My rating for JAAXY: ***** or 5 Star.



John

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What Is a Keyword Tool?

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Introduction:JAAXY 1

A keyword tool is the best way to make sure that you have the most effective keywords for your search engine optimization campaign. While there are many different types of keyword tools, all of them have essentially the same purpose: they take a main keyword and analyze it for its competition and search volume. They may also suggest alternative or additional keywords. They are the best way to perform keyword research, especially if you need to find new keywords that have less competition or a higher search volume.

Analyze Keywords

Wealth Affiliate will get you started right in marketing on the Internet.

Wealth Affiliate will get you started right in marketing on the Internet.

You probably already have at least one keyword that you think would be useful for your website. This is usually a one or two word phrase that related generally to your website’s purpose or “niche.” The problem with generalized keywords, however, is that they are likely to have a lot of competition in both pay-per-click listings and organic search.

A keyword tool will look at your keyword and analyze it, providing detailed information that you can use to determine how effective that keyword would be if it was to become the foundation of your search engine optimization or pay-per-click campaign.

Suggest Other/Alternative Keywords

One of the best benefits of using a keyword tool is finding other keywords that might be more applicable or less competitive. The ideal keyword is going to have low competition and high search volume, and this will generally be a keyword that few of your competitors are using in the SEO campaigns. Finding this keyword is the best way to implement a campaign that will lift you quickly through the search results, to the first page of Google.

Improves Your SEO

The right keywords and keyword tool can make all the difference when it comes to your search engine optimization campaign. A keyword tool can analyze the keywords you are using in your current campaign to make sure they are the best keywords for you to be using. You can’t always control how well your keywords perform, but you can find a way to make them as effective as possible. There’s no better way to make sure you have a great campaign than to use a keyword tool to analyze your words.

In short, a keyword tool is how businesses find the keywords that will put their websites in front of interested consumers. You can make 30 free keyword searches on JAXXY, the affiliate marketer’s keyword tool which, of course, works for all other keyword searches. John


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