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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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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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Work From Home Businesses

Get Two Free Websites and Free Training at Wealthy Affiliate University

In this day and age there is a lot of interest in work from home businesses. The reason is that people are out of work or very unsatisfied with their work.

Too many folks  are earning too little for the amount of time they are working.

Some want to work from home just to make extra money to get by on. Many senior citizens are hard pressed and would prefer to work at home rather work at Walmart.

Others want to get out of the day job rat-race and start earning enough money so that they can do some of the things they cannot afford to do now.

I Hear From Friends

I retired over 20 years ago and started working part-time from home when I retired

I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate University since 2008 and I have many friends there who work from home.

Veronica is from Sweden and she wanted to stay home with her two children. She works from home and pays her way to Sweden several times a year to see her family.

Steve travels to wherever he and his young wife want to go. Recently, he was in Hawaii to meet another friend of mine, Dom, who lives in Taiwan. He was married in Hawaii and Steve and his wife attended the wedding. Both Steve and Dom work from home. They happen to be “home” as long as they can reach a computer.

Ryan and Carson, who own Wealthy Affiliate, worked there way through college up in Vancouver by marketing on the Internet.

So did Ryan, whose mother raised him alone, who earned $500k while in college.

Two of my granddaughters are sending their husbands through college by working from home. One bought a almost new car this week end.

My son is a veterinarian, but he has had two work at home companies, having recently sold one of them to make more time for the more profitable one. He has 15 kids so he needs extra dough.

Working at home is not easy, not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it is a business that is easy to get into but one heap of hard work to get going.

My Home Business Experience

My first job was a work from home business. My friend, Paul, came to  my house and said, “John, grab your wagon.” I was about 8-years old.

This was at the end of the Great Depression and I’m not sure how I got a wagon,  But I did have a red wagon.

Paul didn’t say what we were going to do. We headed west on North Temple Street in Salt Lake City, cross the Jordan River bridge where the Donner party had camped one-day-too -long in 1846, then we headed towards the Salt Lake City airport.

I still didn’t know what we were going to do, but we started to pick up bottles and put them in the wagon. Sometimes I would pick up a bottle and Paul would say, “Not that one.” I soon learned that some bottles had value and some did not.

Red Wagon: The start of a business

Red Wagon: The start of a business

Eventually, the wagon was chock-full of bottles. We took them back into town to the Fairway Market. Ken Horsley counted the bottles and paid Paul the deposit.

I thought that we were finished so that we could start spending money for some stew meat, hot dogs and marshmallows. We could build a fire in my backyard to cook the stew and eat hot dogs while waiting for the stew to cook.

No such luck!

We pulled the wagon across the railroad tracks to the junkyard run by a lady who all the kids in the neighborhood said was a witch.

There were two junkyards next to each other, but I had never been into her junkyards because I was afraid that she was a witch. We sold scrap metal at the other junk yard, and when World War II started, we sold tin foil and rubber. We were not only afraid to go into her junkyard but she paid less for scrap.

The reason that Paul went into her junkyard was that she would sell us bottles at a lower price than the one we usually patronized.

I soon lost my fear of the old lady. She would come crawling out of that junk somewhere when we entered the yard to see what we wanted. I can still see her in raggedy  black clothes “crawling” out of the heaps.

We filled the wagon with bottles again and Paul paid her. She had a very long black purse that she pulled out of her multi layers of clothing and there she dropped the coins.

We took this load of bottles to the store and Ken Horsley purchased them. We repeated the process until Ken  said,” No more bottles!”

Finally we got the stew meat and went home and started cooking, a bunch of neighborhood kids joining in for hot dogs, stew and marshmallows. I remember we use to push extra potatoes into the coals and cook them too.

An Independent Family

Paul came from an independent family. His father had his own business, so did his older brother. He  told me that the middleman makes out best.  He knew these simple principles for business success:

  1. Find a Market
  2. Find a Product that Fits the Market
  3. Get the Product to the Market

Paul later purchased homes, converted them to muti-family units, and rented them out. Later he build condos. Paul was a great speculator and lost his fortune. But he built it back up again. I talk to him frequently and we remissness on past days.

Kids Used to Work from Home

Cutting Lawns is a work-from-home business. Many of us have done that. Some kids have done door-to-door selling at least for a youth organization or school. We use to shovel snow, but seldom got paid for it (a service to widows, etc.) We also did farm work.

Some kids, with the power of the Internet, start their own business and are very successful at it.

The point is that we are as adults still inclined to work from home, especially if it will get us “out of the deep stuff.”

Work From Home Businesses

Thinking Outside the box

Thinking Outside the box

Lot’s of folks want to make money but they never do. Why? Because they never get started!

Affiliate Marketer

One of the old timers in this business saw that a friend was making money from an affiliate program on his site to the sum of $50 each month. He became an affiliate for many companies and repeated the process many times with multiple sites, hiring writers to provide content for the sites. I have a number of friends who do this.

I am an affiliate marketer to some degree.  I have always preferred selling real products and dealing with customers. Affiliate marketers don’t deal with their customers so the vendor ends up owning the customers. That is the main disadvantage.

However, you can make a good living promoting other peoples products. The best training site is Wealthy Affiliate. I suggest that you start with a free membership, set up two free sites, and then decide if that is what you want to do.

When you know your way around and are ready for more depth of study, then become a full member. Here are the differences in membership:

Answering Service

If you can set up phone lines, one for each business you service, you can be in business. Make sure you check your state’s rules and regulations. Click here for more information.

Antique Refurnisher

You can buy furniture and refinish it for profit. You will need to know something about antiques so that you don’t turn $25,000 table into a $15 piece of junk. You can also finish furnishing for customers in your area. Click here for more information.

Artist or Designer

When my daughter was about 4 years old, along with the boys, we started painting together. My oldest son and my daughter, Alice, showed talent and interest (both required). When her husband was in residency, etc., I sent her money for professional training. Her husband continued the practice. She became a professional portrait artist, later finished an RN she couldn’t complete earlier, and then continued her art studies expanding to landscapes and such (simply because that is what I try to do.) She opened up a studio on the internet. (Click Here to see her art.)

Many artist and designer and illustrators earn income on the Internet as well by selling at fairs and exhibitions near there homes. There are artist on fivver.com who will supply artwork in about any form. Webmasters are always looking for logos and banners and headers and such. As I writer, I had 50 animals drawn for kids to color.

Some artist paint portraits children and such near there homes.

Book Dealer

I sold books on the Internet for years. I sold on Alibris.com and Amazon.com and I had a book site where I sold Tyler HIck’s books and he shipped them.

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Ads Website Revenue

FTC: Links to Amazon.com or other sites from pics or text that result in sales could lead to a small commission to me at no cost to you.
You can learn by allowing companies like RevenueHIts to put ads on your sites.

You can learn by allowing companies like RevenueHIts to put ads on your sites.

Introduction:

A number of companies like Google and Bing will pay you if you allow them to place ads on your website. When webmasters make considerable money doing this. You see these all the time when you are browsing the Internet.

Google

Google Adsense https://support.google.com/adsense/search?q=Google+Adsense&vid=1-635902939689181896-2782220192

Yahoo Bing

Yahoo Bing Contextual Ads http://contextualads.yahoo.net/

Alternatives to Yahoo Bing

Here is a list of other companies (not rated nor in any particular order. Links are not my affiliate links) that will pay you if you allow them to place advertising on your sites:

Revenue Hits http://www.revenuehits.com/lps/v41/?ref=@RH@CVIlmJVh0ms

Amazon.Com

Yllix Media http://yllix.com/publishers/ (A Panama Registerd Company if that bothers you.)

Chitika https://www.chitika.com/

Tribal Fusion https://www.tribalfusion.com/SmartPublishers/

Infolinks http://www.infolinks.com/publishers/

PopAds https://www.popads.net/publishers.html

Propeller Ads Media https://propellerads.com/publishers/

Adversal https://www.adversal.com/publishers.html

Kontera This site reads your content and links to keywords in your content. https://publishers.kontera.com/

Clicksor http://www.clicksor.com/publishers

Vibrant Media http://www.vibrantmedia.com/your-needs/publisher/

AdSide https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/adside#/entity

Six Ways to Monetize Your Site

Veronica, Vicky, likes to take her family to Sweden every year which you supports by marketing on the Internet.

My friend, Vicky, from Sweden, wrote this popular WAU article: Click Here!

Comparison of WAU Memberships

John

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Best Ways to Make Money from Home

Thinking Outside the box

Thinking Outside the box

Some Ways to Make Money from Home

As children, we’re conditioned to believe that the only way you can make money is to get a “real” job that takes you out of the home. This is because, in reality, this was the only way that our parents and grandparents could make money. The world has changed since the proliferation of the internet, and you can now make plenty of money from the comfort of your own home, if you only know how. Here are some of the best ways to make money from home:

Stop Using Google

There are search engines that will provide you with the same results that you get on Google, but they will actually pay you for searching. Why? Because they get paid for getting websites in front of people and for collecting data on what people are searching. When you search, they get paid, so they pay you.

Take online surveys

Most people assume websites like these are scams. Why? Because it feels like a scam when you hear that all you have to do is answer a few surveys a day to get paid. However, these companies pay their survey takers because, again, they get paid to collect information about consumers. You’re a consumer—why not give your opinion and get paid?

Sell your old clothes

Yes, it’s great to give to charity, but if you’re looking for a couple extra bucks, you can make them by selling your old clothes online. If they’re still in good condition, all you have to do is post pictures with the brand, size, and condition information and then ship them off when someone buys.

Transcribe audio

Becoming a transcriptionist doesn’t mean years of training—you can transcribe right now. Just find a company that hires people to transcribe at a cut rate; you usually get to pick your own hours and choose how much you make each month.

Become an affiliate marketer

If you like helping people find products and services that improve their lives, you can do this from the comfort of your own home and actually make money doing it. You’ll need a good keyword research tool on your side to help bring people to your website and some writing skills to keep them there, but if you’ve got those two things, you can find plenty success.

Sell Antiques and Stuff You Make

My Granddaughters sell baby hats to support their husbands while they are in school.

My Granddaughters sell baby hats to support their husbands while they are in school.

You can sell used books on Amazon.com, Alibris.com and ABCbooks.com You can sell antiques and stuff you make on Etsy.com or eBay.com, etc. My granddaughters make big money with their baby hats. It’s easy to start and you can do it.

John

PS: There are may ways to make money from home but work one at a time until you get it going. Wealthy Affiliate had a free membership to help you learn the ropes.

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Easy Affiliate Marketing

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

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

Introduction

There is no such thing as easy affiliate marketing. At one time, it was easy. Folks were clicking on banners and if you linked a banner to an affiliate link, you could make a sale for which you would gain a commission. Placing banners on your website will not make you rich as an affiliate marketer.

The search engines upon which affiliate marketers depend, hate affiliate marketers. So they do everything they can to make life miserable for them. The search engines want folks who are using their search function to find information that is relative to the information they are actually looking for. So crappy websites geared simply to pushing a product are dumped from the listings or buried so deep that it would take a month of Sundays to find them.

Affiliate Marketing Is a Business

If you’re going to go into affiliate marketing you need both training and a business plan. In my opinion, since I’ve been a member since 2008, Wealthy Affiliate is the premier site for learning affiliate marketing. You can join for free but if you want the whole shebang, you will need to be a premium member which costs $47 each month. I suggest that you pay annually where the cost is about one-half.

You can go to SBA.gov and prepare a business plan at no cost.

You really need to know where are you going before you take your first steps to success as an affiliate marketer.

Advantages to Being an Affiliate Marketer

There are some advantages to being an affiliate marketer:

1. You can work at home, if you have a computer. If you don’t have a computer, you can use a computer at the library.

2. Once the you have made enough money to leave your day job, you can save money on transportation, clothing, union dues, child care and other costs associated with working a day job.

3. Affiliate marketing can lead you to selling your own products, or products for which you have an exclusive, on the Internet.

4. The startup cost for affiliate marketing are low. The minimum cost are for purchasing a domain and having it hosted.

5. You have the potential of making a substantial income.

6. If you have a portable computing device with Internet access, you can work wherever you are.
7. You can work in your underwear if you want to.

Disadvantages of Affiliate Marketing

1. You do not have control of your own products. You are dependent upon vendors who may discontinue their affiliate programs or even compete with you.

2. You do not have control of your customers. Your vendor will pay you a high commission, often up to 100%, for your first sale. But you don’t know who the customer is and the vendor will make all of the back sales where the big money is.

3. You need to give your readers, the visitors to your website, a free gift to get them to sign up for your mailing list or newsletter. You probably will have to pay some like AWeber or GetResponse to maintain your list. You must sell (promote) to this list.

4. You must attract traffic to your website which can be either a lengthy or expensive procedure.

Writing Relevant Content

To be an affiliate marketer, you must supply continually information that is relevant to the niche you are working. A niche is a small segment of a larger market. You must work within that market to learn what people are like, what they want and what they need. Your job is to promote, not to sell. Selling is the job of the vendor.

You need to begin with keyword research. I use JAAXY because it was designed by affiliate marketers for affiliate marketers. Your keyword should be in your domain name and in the first paragraph of any post or article that you put up on the web. Using more keywords may be considered to be “stuffing”by the search engines. However, relevant keywords will come up natural as you write in the search engines will use these two characterize your article. Articles need to be at least 500 words for the search engine to determine its relevance.

Many affiliate marketers purchase content from writers at Elance.com or other sites. Whoever does the writing, it must be checked for proper spelling and grammar. Fiverr.com is a good place to purchase banners, logos and many other functions related to affiliate marketing.

How To Get Started in Affiliate Marketing

1. Find a niche market. Sometimes the best niche markets are based on your own skills, talents and education. Avoid the money-making niche at least to start. It is very competitive. It is better to look in a niche in relationships, expensive hobbies and health and beauty. But don’t limit yourself. A good niche should have magazines associated with the niche. Then you can see what the niche members are looking for by reading the magazine and am looking for related advertisements.

2. Go to SBA.gov and start preparing your business plan.
3. Learn how to do affiliate marketing. Just stay away from the gurus who will give you a gift and then sell you one thing after another and may actually give you harmful information that will delay your progress. Remember that the gurus are your competition in the money-making niche. I suggest you start at Wealthy Affiliate. If I were you, I would pay for a one-year premium membership because of the low cost. That also will help you to make the required commitment that you will have to have to be successful in Internet marketing. There will be no up sales or back sales by the owners, Carson and Kyle. If you don’t have the money, then use the free membership at WAU to get started.

4. Go to the affiliate networks for the companies themselves to obtain affiliate links. CJ.com is very popular. For Digital Products, I suggest that you use ClickBank.com.

5. Develop your own products or get access to products that you have an exclusive on. You can start with a free web store at Etsy.com to sell products that you make or older products that you may pick up at garage sales. My story is MyStuffy and my granddaughters’ store is YumBaby.
Having your own little store can bring you some extra cash that can be used to get you established in Internet marketing.

6. Buy your domain name, get it hosted, and build your website. Namecheap.com is a good place to buy your domain names and HostGator.com is a good place to host them. I use Wealthy Affiliate for my hosting because I’ve been there since 2008. Most all hosting companies provide WordPress.org themes and plug-ins. You will learn to do all of these functions if you join Wealthy Affiliate.

7. Keep updated on what is going on in the Internet. That is one reason it is nice to be part of a community of Internet marketers such as WAU.

John

P.S. If you visit WAU, my ID there is tjbooks.


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