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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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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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Tool of the Week: JAAXY Keyword Tool Again

SFC John T. Jones, Korea 1951

SFC John T. Jones, Korea 1951

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

Why I Promote JAAXY

One of the reasons that I promote JAAXY is the same reason I promote many other things, to gain a small commission. But that is not the main reason I promote JAAXY. I promote JAAXY because it is the premier keyword tool for affiliate marketers.

I have many friends that are affiliate marketers and I know that JAAXY will help them achieve higher page rankings by the search engines.

JAAXY Gives Accurate Information

JAAXY gives accurate information, more accurate than some other keyword tools.

JAAXY Suggests Affiliate Programs

It will help you to find affiliate programs that you can use to earn income. And it will lead you to a search that is both effective in increasing traffic to your site and in increasing your income.

Get 30 Free Keyword Searches

When you go to JAAXY, you can receive 30 FREE keyword searches. That will show you the power of this affiliate marketing keyword tool.

JAAXY was developed by Wealthy Affiliate University, the premier affiliate marketing website on the Internet. The owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, are very experienced Internet marketers. They developed this tool for their own needs as well as the needs of WA members.

John

Give it a try right now!


P.S. As a member of JAAXY, you automatically join their affiliate program. Commissions will easily pay for your membership if you work as an affiliate.

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Tool of the Week: The Blog Process

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

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

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

 Lesson Objectives:

What is the purpose of your post? What is the objective of your blog post? How long should it be? How often should you post on a new site and on an older site and on a seasonal site? How should you attract readers to your post?

When you write a blog, what is your purpose?

Your purpose should be to give your readers useful information that they want or need. So let’s look at that first. Let’s consider:

● Content: What information do you want to impart?

● Length: How long should my blog post be.

● Purpose: What is my objective.

Your blog should start with a keyword search. If you are an affiliate marketer, I recommend that you use JAAXY. It was designed for affiliate marketers and it is more accurate than other keyword tools. It was developed by Wealthy Affiliate, the premier affiliate marketing training center on the Internet. (I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since May 29, 2008 although I started affiliate marketing long before that.)

You should have some idea of the subject you want to cover before you start. Do a keyword search. Enter this topic in the JAAXY search bar (the link will give you 30 free searches on Jaxxy). Now a fairly long list of keyword searches will come up. Click on QSR and look for a green light. Stay away if there is a red light think twice, if there is a yellow light. A green light will meet that you will have less competition.

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I also look at the number of visitors each month, the higher the better. So with a green light at a high visit count, you are in business. But don’t stop there. Look at the suggested keywords too. Click on the good ones and save them at JAAXY or download them. Now you have narrowed your topic down. You will be more focused in your writing.

eyeglassesNow how long should your blog post be? I have a tendency to write short post. However, that may be fine for my thought of the day, the it is probably not long enough if I am really trying to teach. A friend of mine, a longtime member of Wealthy Affiliate, suggested that I make my blog posts 1000 words long. I started that recently, but I am long-winded when I get started and my first blog post after learning that was 1500 words. But that is okay too. I suggest that you very your post late just to keep your readers in a good mood to follow your post. (This post is about 900 words.)

Now you know your topic and you know how long it will be. Good for you! But we also need to think about our objective. There should be two objectives. First you should follow the objective of your website. I suggest that you go to SBA and set up a business plan for your site. It is free to do so, you just have to fill in the blanks, and when you are finished, you will know what your business (site) is all about.

traffic 4Now you decide what the main objective of your post really is. Again, there may be more than one objective. The obvious one is that you want to teach your reader about your subject. Another purpose might be to introduce your readers to you. You also may have the purpose that you would want readers to click on one of your affiliate links or perhaps an e-book that you wrote.

SBAHow Often Should You Post

In my opinion is an old man who’s been on the Internet for a long time, I suggest that you blog on your site every day if it is a new site. You should do this for a year and you should watch the traffic on your site to make sure that it is growing. If it is not growing, then you must think again about your niche, the market that you have focused on, and your content.

For older sites, you should post at least once a week. If it is a site where you’re promoting seasonal products, then you should post every day throughout the season. For example, I am an affiliate of Amazon.com and I have been for many years. Right now is a holiday season so I post every day on that site which is my gift site.

Attracting Readers to Your Site

When I write a post and publish it, I send it to the social networks. I use the Sociable plug-in on WordPress. I always make sure that there are illustrations in my post, even if it is only my mug, so that I can pin it to one or more of my boards.

business manYou can advertise your post, pages or your sites by purchasing advertising. Buying ads from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are low cost ways of promoting your site. You can also use paid ads from Google, which I do not recommend because of changes they have made on their site, or Yahoo/MSN. Need to learn how to use pay per click, PPC, and pay per action, PPC ads. You must have a budget and you must set your limits so that they cannot put you in the poorhouse. You also will want to narrow down your market when you use a PPC site. If you can write in a second language, then consider posting to countries where that language is spoken. Check on that with your affiliate manager to see where the market is for your product. You might be surprised at the affiliate manager’s answer.

Well that should be long enough!

Good hunting!

toolboxJohn

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What is JAAXY?

JAAXY 1JAAXY is a keyword search tool developed by Wealthy Affiliate University. The purpose of the tool is to give more accurate results than other search engines and to be geared toward those who are affiliate marketers on the Internet.

Figure 1: Shows the results for “mules” in JAAXY search. Related keywords are to the left. Keywords are listed along with the number of monthly searches and the estimated traffic if you are on the first page of Google.

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Figure 2: QSR is the number of competitive sites which is best under 300. KGI gives you a green light for a good keyword choice, an orange light for one not so good, and a red light for a very competitive keyword you do not want to use. The closer the SEO Power is to 100, the more productive your keyword will be in articles and post and blogs, etc.

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Figure 3: Gives help to finding a domain with the keyword in the domain. Only .com, .org and .net domains are productive for general use so people stay away from other endings. I do have one .biz site.

 

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When you search for keywords, define the purpose of the keyword. If you are looking for information of mules that is different for information on buying or selling mules. And what kind of mules are you after, shoes or animals. You need to pinpoint what you want.

For examples: Digital Camera will not find you buyers. However Canon XEE2Z Digital Camera will bring you buyers because they know exactly what they are looking for.

You can good get ideas from eBay and Amazon, etc., for specific keywords used by buyers.

Saving Keyword Search Results

JAXXY allows you to save your keywords to an existing file or to a new file. You can easily download files in text or tabulated (Excel, etc.) form.

30 Free Searches on JAAXY

Just click on the heading for your free searches.

JAXXY Affiliate Program

When you become a member of JAXXY even thought the monthly or annual cost is low, you can become an affiliate and easily earn your cost and then some. I do!

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You Will Not Make a Penney on the Internet Unless

LogoWhiteLongFolks think that all they have to do is put up a website and they will start making money on the Internet. But nobody goes to the site or if they do, they don’t buy anything. They’ve got the cart before the horse.

The problem is this: They are not solving anybody’s problem. In fact, they may be the problem, giving out worthless information that nobody wants or needs.

You must first find a niche market and supply a needful solution to somebody’s problem. That means that research must be done. I suggest JAAXY as your keyword tool because it gives accurate information and is geared to affiliate marketers. Read Kyle’s article on How to Find a Profitable Niche.

If you don’t have a solution to a problem, perhaps Amazon or ClickBank does. Then you can present this solution to a reader. But you must be targeting that very reader. Just putting up a site without researching the title and content and using the wrong keywords can be the end of sales from the start.

I know this sounds discouraging. But it is the truth. I have plenty of sites that are just wall paper. You have to keep testing and learning.

John

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Will Your Paid Keyword Tool Go Kapute?

Looking for a NIche

Looking for a NIche

Some keyword tools that are by subscription and not free may go the way of the Gooney Bird because they are based on Google keyword tools.

Evidently Google continues to eliminate the competition by doing whatsoever they need to do. They are in business.

So, if you are using a Google-based keyword tool when the Free Google external tool goes bye, bye, what will you do?

I suggest that you use JAAXY which does not depend on Google and has accurate information to improve your business. Give it a try. It cost nothing for 30 Free Searches. Click Here for your free trial.

John

P.S. Did you get your two (2) WAU Websites? Click Here!

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