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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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Legitimate Work Home Jobs

Introduction

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

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

Folks often ask about legitimate work home jobs on the Internet. Are there illegitimate work home jobs? I think they are talking about jobs that are not scams promoted by Internet so-called gurus.

Gurus start out with a free offer. Then they sell you something for $37 promising you the world. Then they say that if you really want to own the world, you should buy this $67 product. What all of these things don’t work, and the groove knows they will not work, he offers to consult with you for $297.

There are many folks who have tried to earn money on the Internet you have instead been scammed by some guru who is actually taken them for thousands of dollars.

It’s no wonder that folks are looking for legitimate work home jobs. There are a number of ways to earn money on the Internet. However, these are the main ways that have worked for me.

1. Selling Your Own Products on the Internet

You can create your own products and sell them online. You can start by opening a free store such as ETSY. You will get immediate traffic to the store which is a major problem in starting any business on the Internet.

If you’re making the products by hand, and you get to the point where too many orders are coming in, you can contact local folks and asked them to help you in the production.

If your product is a digital product such as a book, you can publish it easily on Amazon and they will sell it for some

What kind of skills do you have? What have you learned from your past experiences?

Examples:

A. My wife’s caregiver’s son made a key ring holder in my kitchen using my tools. He put it up on a new ETSY store and sold it immediately. It was simply a board with some burned-in writing, which he created with my soldering iron, and some hooks which he screwed into the board. He has made many of these boards since.

B. Two of my granddaughters create and manufacture baby clothing. They have about a dozen employees helping them. Each of them is earning enough money to support the family and to send the husbands through college. They have an Etsy store and and their own website,

C. Another of my granddaughters has a partner. They import special leather from overseas and then manufacture waterproof and stain proof mats. They recently built a 3000 ft.² warehouse to house their product. My granddaughter says she’s going to start another business soon.

D. My No. 3 son is a veterinarian that he has an herb business. He sells books and lessons which he creates, other people’s books, textures and herbs which he sells on the Internet and that conventions in the Inter-mountain area. This business is also very successful.

E. By daughter is a RN, but she is also a professional artist. She started as a portrait artist, but because I started her painting when she was four-years-old and I painted landscapes and wildlife, she has started painting landscapes. She was in town this last weekend, and we went out in the countryside and photographed old barns and then went down to the Snake River where we photographed river scenes. She is is as persnickety about her photography as she is about her paintings which she sells from her own website and at local sales.

2. Selling Other People’s Products on the Internet

Here I am talking about real products, that must be shipped to the customer, that you did not create.

For example, you might go to a local manufacturer or craftsman and set up an arrangement to sell his or her products.

You can contact manufacturers and deal with those who will drop ship products to your customers.

Examples:

A. I sold books on the Internet for many years. Many of these were books that I bought at yard and estate sales. I sold them through Alibris.com and Amazon.com. The first book I sold was Birds of New Mexico. I purchased it for $.50 and immediately sold it for $150. Since I am a birder, I wished I had of kept it. (I still have a booklet, somewhat now obsolete, that I wrote some years back: How to Buy Books for Pennies and Sell Them for Dollars. I will send you a copy if you put 2 1-dollar bills in an envelope and sent it to TJ Books, 213 3rd. Ave. N., Buhl, ID 83316)

B. I have a friend in New York, Tyler Hicks, who publishes many books on how to make a living in business. I went to Bizland.com and set up a store with e-commerce capabilities so that I could take credit cards. All I had to do was place inventory in the store. I traffic package came with the store and so I was selling books immediately. I also listed books from other publishers.

C. I sold flagpoles and flagpole accessories for many years from my own site. They were dropship to my customers after they paid for them using my PayPal account which allows people to buy using credit cards.

D. A number of friends of mine use the Amazon Fulfillment Program. They decide on what product they want to sell, contact a foreign manufacturer to create and personalize it, have the product shipped to Amazon where Amazon handles all of the orders and customer relations. If you decide to do this, be prepared to create the Amazon sales page for your product. My friends are becoming very rich doing this. There are risk.

3. Promoting Other People’s Products on the Internet

I’m talking about promoting products, not selling them. The process is simply promoting products and sending the reader to the vendors sales page. The vendor ships a product and steals your customer from you because you don’t know who buys and who doesn’t. The vendor pays you commissions on the first sales, but not on subsequent sales.

I have a lot of friends that are making good money in affiliate marketing. The premier place to learn this is a Wealthy Affiliate.com. I have four friends in particular who worked their way through college as affiliate marketers.

It is best to do affiliate marketing from your own website. The website must be focused on ace certain segment of a large market called a niche market. People coming to your website are not looking for product in particular. They are looking for information and solutions to their problems. Therefore you must continually supply quality relevant information to your readers, suggesting products almost as an afterthought.

Examples:

Kyle and his bride and daughter. Kyle is co-owner of WA

A.  Kyle while in college, created an affiliate marketing business and six months and went full time at the end of his first year. Independently, Carson did the same thing. Both paid all of their college expenses in this way. They are the founders of WA.

B. Mark, from New Zealand, copied a friend and put a single batter on a single website and earn $50 a month just as his friend had. Mark set up many sites. He paid his fellow students, those majoring in English, to write copy for his websites. He had to rent a large home as office space for these writers. His father was amazed and went into business with him. He is the founder of Affilorama.

C. Steve and his wife, members of WA, met Dom and his bride-to- in Hawaii a few weeks ago and attended their wedding. Dom is an American living in Taiwan and is also a member of WA. These folks travel and are supported totally by affiliate marketing.

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Veronica is a from Sweden and likes to stay home with her kids.

D. Veronica is from Sweden and she wanted to stay home with her children. She supports yourself through affiliate marketing, she is also a member of WA, and she travels home to Sweden several times each year to see her family.

4. Blogging

Blogging is performed from a website. This site is a blogging site. The requirements for your website are the same as for affiliate marketing. You can earn money on your site through affiliate marketing, allowing others to post ads on your website and by allowing the search engines to place ads on your website. The main search engines are Google and Yahoo/Bing. You may be able to see some Bing ads on my site.

Conclusion to Legitimate Work Home Jobs:

These four ways are the ways that I use or have used to make money on the Internet. You can take surveys if you want to misrepresent yourself and earn money. The problem here is that you must fit the profile for the survey and so you may have to tell some lies in order to be allowed to take the survey.. There’s nothing like taking part of the survey and then being told that they really don’t want you to continue so you don’t get paid.

Data entry jobs are available on the Internet. I would rather’s toss hamburgers at McDonald’s. To me it was tedious and low-paying work.

You can make money as a writer on the Internet by peddling your services at fiverr.com or and other such sites. You also can create banners and logos and such and do the same thing many are doing this and earning money.

That’s enough for this old man! I have to eat some breakfast so that I can take my meds. Besides my wife’s caregiver will be here in a few minutes and I have to make sure that my wife has her meds before she gets here. I don’t want her to chew my ears out. You would think that she would have more respect for an 84-year-old man and her employer.

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John T. Jones, Ph.D.

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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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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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How Keyword Research Improves Your SEO

Introduction:

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

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

If you haven’t done keyword research at all or haven’t done keyword research recently, your SEO campaign probably isn’t reaching its full potential. No matter how awesome your website is or how informative your content is, if you don’t have the right keywords, you’re not going to be reaching the right readers, and that means you might as well not even have a website or any content. Keyword research is integral to a robust search engine optimization campaign. Here are a few of the reasons why:

Keyword Research Ensures Your Website Actually Shows Up in Search Results

Use the wrong keywords, and your SEO campaign will have so much competition that is has no chance of showing up anywhere near the top of the search results. You might end up on page three or four, but if you really want significant traffic, you need to be on page one or two. In fact, 98% of searchers won’t click behind the first page of Google. If you want to be truly visible, that’s where you want to be. Keyword tools make it possible for you to find keywords that would actually allow you to do this.

Keyword Research Helps You Reach the Right Audience

If you use the wrong keywords, you will not be reaching the right audience. Why? Because the people that you really want to find your content won’t be able to find it and those that do find it won’t be interested in it. When you properly research your keywords, you can reach out to the audience that is actually going to be interested in what you have to say, instead of wasting your time and budget trying to reach people that do not want to read your content.

Keyword Research Improves Your Content

How can finding the right keywords improve your content? One of the biggest benefits of using a keyword tool is finding suggestion for new keywords, and therefore new topics, that you might never have considered writing about before. The right tool will be able to tell you want people are looking for. This can help you produce better content that reaches out to your audience to provide them with information they actually want to know. It really is as simple as that!

John


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Nobody Is Buying The Stuff I Promote! Why?

Market 1Why That Guy Didn’t Buy!

He may be buying the products, just not from you. This assumes you have adequate traffic to your site but your site is not effective in converting prospective buyers to customers. Here are some reasons:

1. They don’t know you from Adam.

You need to establish yourself first as an expert in the area that you are promoting.

2. You’re presenting your stuff to the wrong market.

You need to narrow down your target to people who want what you have to buy, need what you have to buy, have money jingling in their pockets.

3. You do not give your reader enough information.

If you’re in a grocery store, you can pick up a frying pan and look at its construction carefully and decide if you want it or not. In Internet marketing, you must be the eyes and hands of the reader. You must give him the details of the product that he needs.

4. You do not use expert photographs of the product and you fail to to link to the pictures.

You need images from different angles so that the potential buyer can see exactly what he is getting.

5. The product simply does not meet the needs of your reader.

You somehow convinced him that the product was not for him. It looks too flimsy. It is the wrong color. It is ugly. It probably won’t work. It is your job as a promoter to overcome these objections before hand.

6. You give your reader no way to contact you with questions.

I have an Etsy store. It is set up so customers can ask me questions and they do. They cannot contact you, the questions are not answered. You will not get the sale.

7. You do not give your customer a choice between product.

You do not rate your products against other products. Your customer leaves the store.

8. You have forgotten that people are selfish.

You forgot to appeal to that selfishness, that self-aggrandizement, how much better they will feel or look, etc.

9. You forgot that people have emotions that drive them to action.

You didn’t tell them to hurry or they might miss out. You didn’t tell them the product is new and one-of-a-kind and will give them an advantage over others.

10. You didn’t ask for the sale.

You must do that!

Tell us what you know and have learned about this subject. This is just a start.

John

John T. Jones, Ph.D.

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IBTC Tool of the Week: Niche Market Ideas

Finding a Niche is Hard for Some

Over the years I’ve watched many newcomers who enter the Internet world struggle to find a niche market. The simple concept that a niche market is just a small market within a larger market does not help them.

I send them to DMOS and I have them dig down into the categories. But some don’t want to do that.

I send them to Amazon to dig down into the Amazon categories and find what the buyers are looking for. They don’t do that either.

I send them to ubersuggest.org to find keywords and phrases that will ease into a niche market. They don’t do it.

I tell them to dig into their past experiences, their hobbies, their likes and dislikes, their passions, their skills, their interests, their education, but they still can’t find a niche market where people with pockets full of money are eager to buy.

Your Niche Site May Not Be a Store

Some think that a niche market is a store and that you need to sell something. Well unless you have your own products, you don’t have to sell, you shouldn’t even try to set, you simply promote. But no one is going to follow your lead to click on a link where you might make a buck, unless you are fulfilling a need, a want, or a solution to a problem.

That means that you must write meaningful content and I mean lots of it. If you want people to follow you, then you must be a leader, one who works with in the niche and wants to communicate with and help others of like interest.

JAAXY 1One way to find that niche is to break out a keyword tool and to start digging. Then you look at the competitive sites to see what they are doing. Then you see how you can make a site that is a bit different from the others so that you will gain a certain group of followers.

Too many people fail at Internet marketing when they don’t have to. It’s because they don’t want to pay the price. It requires a lot of study and hard work. It requires communicating with other marketers.

Some think that making money on the Internet is automatic. It is in the case where you take an existing business onto the Internet and you have a long email list of customers.

What My Family Is Doing

One of my sons has done this twice, selling the first business and starting a new one. And my grandmother’s make a lot of money on the Internet because they design and produce their own products which they sell at their ETSY store. Even I, have an ETSY store.

I also sold books for many years and I had hundreds of flagpoles drop shipped to those who came to my website. But if you are an affiliate marketer, things take a little more time to develop. Right now I’m enticing folks to go to Amazon. If they buy something, I get a commission. Most Internet sales are made during this holiday season so I post every day.

16 Most Additive Sites

Now here is a hint. Take a look at these sites. It may give you an idea for a niche: http://piledhigher.com/

(You want the post on Stumble Upon 16 Most Additive Sites.)

If this doesn’t  give you an idea for a new niche, I don’t know what will.

John

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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!

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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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