Jaaxy – the best SEO research tool

 

When writing online blogs, the strength of your written piece is given by its content as well as by powerful keywords – if you have missed it, have a look at my page on How To Write With Keywords to find out more.  In my quest to learn how to write blogs that would reach to the top of the main SEO rankings , when I started my online business some 15 months ago, finding out a strong keyword was my worst nightmare.  I have since then used several systems and research platforms.  Amongst others, I came across Jaaxy, and wanted to find out more about it.  Several reviews have questioned: is Jaaxy a scam?  Today, I would like to unveil the truth about what Jaaxy is all about.

Name:       Jaaxy

Website:   www.jaaxy.com

Price:       Trial version FREE, Pro $19 per month, Enterprise $49 per month

Owners:  Kyle & Carson (same owners of Wealthy Affiliate)

Rank:       95 out of 100

 

Jaaxy, the best SEO research tool


What prompted Kyle and Carson, the founders and co-owners of Jaaxy, to choose such funny word to name a keyword research tool, for the life of me I do not know.  But after testing Jaaxy on the ’30 Free’ trial, what I know for sure is that Jaaxy is the best SEO research tool available on the market.

If you have ever tried other platforms, the most painful thing about ‘playing about’ with keywords is the fact that you have  to manually find a strong one, or a set of keywords in a sentence, also called ‘long tail’, whilst at the same time interpret the statistical data that those systems are dishing out to you.

You ought to be a pro to be able to interpret all those data!!!  Quite off putting if you ask me.  If I am trying to set up an online business whilst learning how to do so along the way, but then find a platform that only speak professional jargon, how on earth am I ever going to learn?!?!?!  Those platforms are not designed to be user friendly, but, if you ask me, rather elitist.

Jaaxy is not like that.

The greatness of Jaaxy stands in the fact that it presents to you monthly searches and traffic against potential competition in an extremely user friendly way.  Let me show you in the below picture:

Jaaxy platform

What can you do with Jaaxy


Here’s what Jaaxy offers us:

  • Keyword search
  • Alphabet soup
  • Saved list facility
  • History search
  • Analytical search
  • Brainstorming
  • Site ranking

Yes, as well as searching for keywords, Jaaxy enables us to save our most successful keywords in brainstorming lists which we can then get back to for our future blogs.  You can also search keywords by your individual search history or by SEO or competition analysis.

But let me tell you a little bit more about a couple of functions that make Jaaxy unique: the alphabet soup and the site ranking.

Alphabet soup:

With this feature Jaaxy asks you to type in the search bar a word, or a group or 2 or 3 words at most, and comes up with a suggestion of sentences you can use your chosen 2 or 3 words in.  You can then check out through the Search function, how strong the sentences proposed are going to be, based on monthly traffic and search figures versus competition.

Normally, you would do the ‘alphabet soup’ search manually by going on Google and trying out all the different sentence options by inserting each letter of the alphabet to see which sentence Google proposes to you.  Jaaxy does all this for you.

Site ranking:

This facility is something that truly is unique for a keyword search tool.  Again, there are specialised online platforms which, for a fee, will tell you how your site is ranking.  But these sites are not keyword search tools.  They merely give you a ranking classification.  Jaaxy offers this as part of an overall package encompassing all the different functions.

Jaaxy Site Ranking

In the picture above, you can see that my article on Spike’s Disease in Border Terriers from my other website Living With A Border Terrier is currently ranking 4th on the first page of Google.  Just a little achievement which I go quite proud of 🙂

Three different memberships


OK, let’s cut to the chase.  Jaaxy offers a FREE trial which enables you to test drive the platform by allowing you 30 searches at no cost.  On the 30 Free version, you can make up to 30 searches of any nature for free; these can be keyword searches, alphabet soup searches or even site rank searches, but each of them count for one of the 30.

But Jaaxy, like all good websites, does build maintenance costs in the background, by those guys who compile the list of unlimited keywords used in the most prominent SEO search bars, such as the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo.  So, in order to keep Jaaxy alive, Kyle and Carson have put together another two levels of memberships, which for a monthly fee offer their members additional benefits.  So, here’s the breakdown of what you can get from Jaaxy:

Jaaxy Membership Table

I am currently on the Pro membership, where all the options that I could use for free have now become unlimited or enhanced:

Jaaxy Pro Upgrade

As you can see, the Pro option comes at $19 per month.  But if you want to take advantage of the yearly subscription for a total of $199, you can save a further $29 per year.

Jaaxy, learning and training tools


The beauty of Jaaxy is that, unlike with other platforms, it does teach you and explains to you how to get by on the platform.

Jaaxy has an extensive library of useful videos which walk you through the various tabs and functions.  I believe this to be the best way to teach newbies, or near newbies like me, how to get yourself acquainted with a new system at a time when you really do not know what you are doing – or not much.  At the same time as explaining, Kyle, the PR guru of the co-owners, does also talk you through more in details on what keywords or alphabet soup are, and how best they should be used to the advantage of your website.

In addition, both Kyle and Carson and their team of keywords experts keep posting regular blogs on the website which keep us up to date with the latest trends in the world of keyword search and use, as well as on how to best benefit from the many different uses we can make of Jaaxy.

It really feels to me that Jaaxy wants us to take the best advantage of the tool, given the fact that we are paying customers after all.

Jaaxy affiliate program – spread the word


If you have learned anything about me by now, you will have noticed my soft spot for affiliate programs.  That is my line of work as an online entrepreneur.  Therefore I could not overlook the brilliant, and generous, affiliate program offered by Jaaxy.

Very similar to the Wealthy Affiliate program (not a coincidence, given that the founders are the same winning couple Kyle and Carson), the Jaaxy one offers the following commissions:

Jaaxy Affiliate Program

But with Jaaxy you do not have to be a Pro or Enterprise member.  You can advertise Jaaxy whilst being on your 30 Free trial yourself, and for any 30 Free referral you get, you will be rewarded with an additional 10 free searches.

And you can advertise Jaaxy literally everywhere.  Not only on your niche related website, but also on your Twitter or Facebook accounts.  Or you can create a blog talking about the true beauty of Jaaxy on any niche related forum and then link your blog on other major social media account, such as G+ or Pinterest.

As I often mention, affiliate marketing is the winning card when it comes to online business.  And Jaaxy is a winning card when it comes to commissions and rewards.

Is Jaaxy a scam? – My verdict


As its Premium member, I have free access to Wealthy Affiliate keyword tool.  I use it every day, as it is most comprehensive and accurate in its search for successful and competitive keywords and alphabet soup sentences.

So, why did I also subscribe to Jaaxy?

For a start, Jaaxy offers a more broken down analysis of your search result – all again user friendly presented.  But the reason why I am with Jaaxy is because, whether you are a 30 Free member or a Pro member, Jaaxy offers a more comprehensive package – one that with other platforms you are not offered all at once under the same umbrella, and certainly not for as little as $19 a month!!!

All very good, but, like with all other keyword search tools, how do we know that Jaaxy does not make up the outcome of those searches.  In other words, is Jaaxy a scam?

Absolutely NOT!!

The genuine value of Jaaxy can be compared to a good restaurant.  A successful restaurant is the one where its returning customers recommend it to friends and family for the good food it serves and its varied but always high standard menu.

I can safely say that Jaaxy is 100% tried and tested, ranking regularly on page one of the likes of Google when searching for keyword search tools online for a number of years since it was founded in 2012.  And I would say, this is the proof of the pudding.  It is the level of customers recurrently using Jaaxy that makes this platform so successful, hence helps it rank top.  If Jaaxy customers are happy to keep paying to use its facilities, surely that speaks for itself in confirming Jaaxy reputable success as THE BEST SEO SEARCH TOOL.

 

Name:       Jaaxy

Website:   www.jaaxy.com

Price:       Trial version FREE, Pro $19 per month, Enterprise $49 per month

Owners:  Kyle & Carson (same owners of Wealthy Affiliate)

Rank:       95 out of 100

 


 

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Can you make money drop shipping

Drop shipping, profitable but risky retail model

 

A few months ago, when starting establishing my home based business, I came across the concept of drop shipping as an alternative way to sell merchandise in the more original formats, such as from a retailing shop or a retailing website.  It took me a little while to get the gist of it, as it meant virtual business pushed to the limit as far as old fashion me was concerned.  But once I got the hang of it, my next question was: can you really make money drop shipping?

 


Drop shipping, how it works

The difference between running a retailing business and a drop shipping one is in the fact that the retailer does not hold stock, but order the merchandise directly from the wholesaler or manufacturers to be delivered directly to the customer or purchaser.  There are tons of advantages to this form of retailing.  The first that may spring to mind is reduced costs.  But I shall cross that bridge a little later.

When worded like this, drop shipping will sound ideal for those of us that want to specialise their home based business in buying and selling goods online.  And particularly if you trade through auction based platforms such as eBay.  Nevertheless, it is deemed that drop shipping is also used by smaller businesses or retailer who only have room in their retail units for one or two samples to display – the customer can view the item and appreciate its quality, but when the retailer has enough orders, he will place a buying order directly from the wholesaler or from the manufacturer at a discount rate, for the goods to be delivered directly to the customer (credit of Wikipedia).

When you think of it, the applications of the drop shipping business model can be truly endless!

 


Advantages of drop shipping

As mentioned at the beginning, the most resounding advantage to drop shipping is in the fact that the retailer saves money by not having to purchase stock that may not sell, nor to have to find (and sometimes rent) room to store the stock of merchandise.

Going back to the online auction platforms, the seller here often advertise the item with a reserve price which will include or surplus the buying price from the wholesaler as well as the selling fees, in order to ensure that, when the item is shipped from the wholesaler to the highest bidder, a profit is guaranteed .  In principle a lot of auctioning platforms do not recommend drop shipping.  In the case of eBay, their policy is based on the principle that the merchandise should have been owned by the seller before being sold over.  However, it appears that drop shipping is tolerated by eBay, so long as the seller keeps receiving positive feedback.

One of the dangers of drop shipping online is that your customer may realise they have been overcharged when receiving delivery of the merchandise directly from the wholesaler.  In that case, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the goods are shipped from the wholesaler with a ‘private label’ which may show only the retailer’s details as seller and as potential return address.

Some time ago, I wrote a short article on drop shipping.  Click on the below picture to find out here my personal take:Drop shipping pros and cons

 


Disadvantages of drop shipping

Drop shipping may sound very appealing when it comes to the possibility to reduce costs and increase profits.  Nevertheless the biggest disadvantage of drop shipping is in the fact that, as a retailer, you remain responsible for the faulty or malfunctioning merchandise.

If you benefit from added profits, as a drop shipper you are the one who ultimately will have to deal with the complaint part of the business transaction as well.  If you went and bought a radio from a shop or from the local supermarket and you went home to find out the radio is not working, you would take the radio back to the shop where you purchased it in first instance, and you would ask for a replacement or for a refund.  And if not satisfied with the service, as a customer you would be more than entitled to post a negative review on one of the many feedback sites online!

As a seller, you represent to the customer the same as what a red scarf represents to a wound up bull: you are liable for all the troubles they have endured since purchasing the item from you!

The difference is that, if as a shop retailer you may have been able to see the merchandise before selling it, or you may witness to the fact that it is malfunctioning once the customer returns it to you, as a drop shipper you never get to see the merchandise.

As the merchandise gets shipped directly from the wholesaler, you cannot ensure it is in working order.  Likewise, and unless arranged for the returns to come to you with a private label, you may not be able to verify whether the goods are truly malfunctioning.  In other words, you may be prey of SCAMS from both the wholesaler and from the customer alike.  You are the middle person, and this makes you double vulnerable.

Scam Alert!!

As a buyer from wholesaler, you may become victim of some wholesalers who advertise a product from their catalogue or online catalogue as brand new, when in fact the product is a knock off or imitation of an original brand.  And likewise, you may be lead to believe you are buying from a wholesaler when in fact you are buying from another middle person, who charges you over-priced figures, hence leaving you with very little or no room whatsoever for profit.

Finally, you may want to watch out for those primarily online based companies who yes give you access to a marketplace of wholesalers who deal in drop shipping, but demand that you pay a monthly membership fee.  Most of these companies will be genuine and legit: you pay for the privilege of being introduced to a vast plethora of legit drop shipping wholesalers.  Nevertheless, before you commit to paying monthly fees, you want to ensure that you your profits will cover the expense.

 


 

My verdict

Hands up: have I tried drop shipping yet?  No, not yet.  And that is for two reasons.

The first reason is that, as mentioned, I only sell the odd second-hand items online whenever I do not need something anymore or if I come across an old unwanted Christmas present, or if I find old and quirky goods at the local booth sale.  But the second reason – and call me a coward if you wish – is in the fact that I do not like unnecessary risks.  And, as far as I am concerned, drop shipping is too risky for someone as naive and still relatively inexperienced as me.

The truth of the matter is that I find affiliate marketing much more profitable and definitely less risky.  And that is the direction I have take for my home based online business.

As an affiliate marketer, I can review merchandise, goods or services positively or negatively, but the purchase is still made directly from the selling company.  If things do not go to plan therefore, the customer will contact the seller directly for complaints and for liability.  I will get my commission when goods are shipped to the customer, or my commission will be cancelled if the customer decides to return the malfunctioning merchandise.  But nothing more will come of it as far as I am concerned.

Not only that, but with affiliate marketing, you do not need necessarily to have a retail website or to advertise specific items.  A website blogger or the owner of any other form of website content can benefit from joining affiliate programs, as often programs will pay you a commission for the sale of goods or for generating leads to their site.

 


==>  I learned all about affiliate marketing from Wealthy Affiliate.  Do you want to know how?  Find out from Wealthy Affiliate University.


 

Have you sold merchandise on a drop shipping arrangement with your wholesaler?  And have you ever experienced a negative outcome?  Share your thoughts with us, leave your comment below.  Your advice and recommendations are valuable to us!

Is Swagbucks legit or scam?

Website:  www.swagbucks.com

Price:   FREE

Owner:  subsidiary brand of Prodege Llc

My rating:  80 out of 100

 

When discussing different ways to make an income from home using the powerful online tools available on the market nowadays, I mentioned Swagbucks as one of the most successful and most popular sites.  But what is Swagbucks sll about?  And is Swagbucks legit or scam?  Let’s find out below.

 


What is Swagbucks all about?

Swagbucks is another PPC website working on the same lenghtwave as InboxPounds, or very similarly.

The principle behind Swagbucks, much like with InboxPounds, is that you get awarded SB points for activities you already perform daily online without realising.

Therefore, you will be awarded points for searching on the web when using Swagbucks as your search engine, or you will be awarded SB points when shopping with specific retailers that are in partnership with Swagbucks.  Equally, you are going to be awarded points when playing games available on the Swagbucks platform, or when you watch short videos, which can include trailers to new movies about to be launched.

Finally, you can earn points by answering the usual surveys – activity, this one, which seems to raise to common denominator to most of these PPC platforms.

The points you accrues will be converted to free gift cards which you can redeem with major retailers, such as Amazon or Walmart shops.

But when answering email inviting to shop with specific brands, you can equally be rewarded with cash back.  And the cash back can be paid into your PayPal account.

 


How does Swagbucks make money

If you check out the About Us page on Swagbucks website, you will find that Swagbucks was created as a subsidiary of Prodege Llc, an American company specialised in online marketing of leading brands and retailing companies.

Now, on researching for Prodege, it became clear to me that they specialise in e-commerce and e-marketing, but they also specialise in market research and consumer auditing – all activities aimed to discover the market latest tastes and trends when it comes to spending money on any categories of goods.

It makes quite sense to relay the activities you get rewarded for on Swagbucks with the type of business Prodege runs, as it is through surveys, as well as web browsing, and of course through the actual consumer shopping, that Swagbucks collects market flavoured data to work with to put together an action plan for their clients, the retailers themselves.

Retailing companies therefore, pay Prodege and Swagbucks for participate in the rewarding scheme offered by Swagbucks.

 


Is this form of PPC legit?

But of course it is.  Swagbucks, like all other PPC based platforms, is only the reflection of how market research companies work nowadays.

And if you are still stuck to the idea of employees stopping you when you come out of the train station, asking you to judge between two different brands of yogurt, you could not be further from the truth.

Doing market research online using a reward scheme for its participants is in fact more effective, as it encourages us to take part whilst we feel rewarded for giving our time to answer questions.

In fact, moving one step further, Swagbucks’ principle is that they reward us for doing daily online activities without us even realising that – they are activities we perform every day, such as web browsing, but with the additional perk that Swagbucks pays us for the bother.

Furthermore, any online activity you may be encouraged in participating, is of legal nature, and does not include content of racist, harassing, or sexual nature.

 


Who can take part in Swagbucks

One of the ways to redeem SB points is through its sweepstake.  This has elements of gambling attached to it, as it essentially asks you to use the points you have earned to purchase lottery numerical combinations or to attempt to win additional points or additional Amazon gift cards.

Due to the gambling nature of this type of rewards, age and geographical restrictions may apply in specific areas, where the local law will be applied.

Otherwise, with the exception of the above limitations, literally everybody can join and claim their earned points back.  All you need is access to a wi-fi connection, and a computer or phone to perform your daily online activities.

I use Swagbucks browser, alternating it to InboxPounds, for instance to do a lot of web searching.  It is normal browsing of websites I would perform anyway every day, but with the added bonus that I get rewarded for it.  But, when I have a minute to spare, I also like to go through their videos, which do not last longer than up a a couple of minutes.

And if you are into apps, you can easily download the Swagbucks one, and access it from your mobile when you are on the move.

 


User friendly Swagbucks platform

Finally, let me go through the Swagbucks platform with you.

It is a platform that I find most user friendly – and on this point, Swagbucks in my opinion beats InboxPounds.  Not only it allows you to navigate easily between one activity and the other, but it notifies you promptly about new offers and surveys which you may be interested in.

You also get notifications for online offers by a lot of high street brands.  And if you are into cash back rewards, that is an easy way to build up a bit of easy cash.

But the one element that I like is that, although the company was born in the States, and is based in Los Angeles, the platform converts everything to your own currency, from participating companies to the actual way of paying back on pound sterling rather than US dollards.

And likewise, when presented with retailers’ offers, it is the UK brands that are displayed to me as a UK resident, rather than the American ones, which I would make very little use of otherwise.

In this again, Swagbucks differst from InboxPounds, where you log and sign up for different websites, depending on whether you deal in pounds or dollars.  Swagbucks proves to be more user friendly in this respect too.

 


The affiliate program

A good PPC website would not be as such if it did not incentivise its promotions through an affiliate program.  And as it is custom, Swagbucks has its own too.

The initial button at the top of Swagbucks bar leads us to believe that we will earn 500 SB points for every referral – and that unfortunately is misleading.

But you still earn 10% in SB points on any earnings your referral may get for as long as they keep using the Swagbucks platform.  And when comparing the 10% commission scheme to other popular ones, such as Amazon, Swagbucks starts faring rather generously.

Swagbucks allows you to refer by direct emails, but you can equally use a selection of banners to add to your reviews.  Such as this one for instance:

Or Swagbucks gives you your unique link for you to use when promoting Swagbucks on your social media accounts.

 


My verdict

Do I like Swagbucks?  Yes, I most definitely do.  So, why am I only rating this platform with an 80 out of 100?

Negatives

Firstly let me remind you that with PPC websites you do not make huge earnings.  And in this Swagbucks is no different from any other platform.  And it will take you time to build up to a decent number of SB points to be able to redeem them.  If you look at the reward page, the minimum required to claim a £5 Amazon gift card is 700 SB points.  Bearing in mind that it is unlikely that you will perform a lot of activities on SB every day, again it may take you up to a few months to qualify for a substantial reward.

Positives

Nevertheless, I rank Swagbucks slightly higher than InboxPounds for the fact that its platform is definitely more user friendly.

Also, and unless I am mistaken, I feel that Swagbucks offers a wider variety of activities to perform, hence enabling us to earn on a wider scale.  You may feel differently, in which case do let me know – share your experience below in the comment area.

And again, call me gullible, but with the point system, I do not feel like I am paid pittance for opening an email or watching a video.  Possibly it may be true that if you convert points into pennies, you will end up being rewarded for even less.  But the monetary aspect becomes secondary to the fact that you are accumulating points.  And that’s what matters when ‘messing around’ with Swagbucks.

Swagbucks also breaks down your achievements in daily goals, incentivising them by offering an additional 3 SB points when the daily target is met.

In such way you can ‘budget’ your activities or start working harder, based on how quickly you want to reach your target.

Yes, Swagbucks is what it is when it comes to monetising out of it.  But it is a relatively good contributor to ensuring that a small part of your earning is kept in the PPC basket (see one of my past articles ‘Keep Your Eggs In Many Baskets‘).

 


Website:  www.swagbucks.com

Price:   FREE

Owner:  subsidiary brand of Prodege Llc

My rating:  80 out of 100

AWin best affiliate network program in UK

In my discovery journey to find out new ways to make an income from home (or well established ways, but new to me), I have come across affiliate network programs and CPA based programs.  One of them, and in my opinion the best CPA affiliate network program in UK and Europe, is AWin.

 




Name:  AWin (formerly Affiliate Window)

Website:  awin.com

Price:  Initial deposit of £5 refundable

Owner:  Merge of Xanox and Affiliate Window

Rank:   85 out of 100

 


What is an affiliate network program

The likes of Amazon, or eBay or even Wealthy Affiliate are corporate companies big enough to be able to afford to run their own affiliate program.  Such companies will also prefer to manage their program in-house so that they can keep better track of selling or click trends.

However there are smaller companies, or big companies which do not want to branch into the self-management of their own affiliate programs, but want to benefit from being part of an affiliate program.  Affiliate programs, and we affiliate marketers, are an asset to such companies, as through our reviews do attract customers, who will generate sales and revenues to their business.  Just like a salesman, but with the added bonus for corporate advertising companies that we affiliate marketers are passionate for the niche we promote.

And that is where the concept of affiliate network comes in the game.  An affiliate network program will manage the affiliate program of different companies – which are referred to as advertisers – charging them a fee for the privilege.  What the affiliate network program does then is recruit an array of affiliate marketers like you and me – they call us publishers – so that we can apply to join a number of different affiliate programs from a wider range available on the network.

 


Why AWin?

AWin (formerly known as Affiliate Windows) is one of the best CPA – or Cost per Action – affiliate network programs in UK and Europe.

AWin is in other words, the European answer to American CJ (Commission Junction), offering a range of over 6,000 advertisers for affiliate marketers to choose from.

I have found a recent video published by AWin on YouTube, which explains how Affiliate Window has recently become AWin, and what its strengths are:

 

So, not only AWin is, dare I say, the most extensive platform of affiliate programs under one hat that UK and Europe has to offer, but it also offers the advantage of paying publishers on a CPA basis, depending on the agreement with its advertisers.

How this translate on most affiliate programs offered by AWin is that the publisher is not only paid if the visitor to their website ends up making a purchase, but for any other action the viewer takes on your website, whether that is a click on a banner or link, or form filling.  For each of these actions, the affiliate program you promote will pay you via AWin.

 


AWin is for all

Absolutely anyone with a website can join AWin.  Awin has as many as 6,000 advertisers, who use the network to promote their business. Registering with AWin as a publisher is easy enough.  You can then browse to check the many advertisers available on the program, which can meet the requirements of your niche.

To put it more visually clear to you, let me give you an example of how I landed on AWin.

As you may know, I have another website, where my aim is to share my love affair with Border Terriers  – just in the same way as I want to share my learning experience here of finding ways to make an income from home.  My canine website is a blog where I share and exchange information particularly related to Borders, but to other breeds too, and including breed related medical conditions.  In the process, I like to review products that I have been using for my border Indy.  If, for instance, I wanted to discuss the benefits of pet insurance, I would want to recommend an insurance that covered ailments on older dogs too.

On AWin I registered to advertise my intent with my blog website as an affiliate marketer, and then I started browsing for dog related businesses, whilst at the same time advertisers also started contacting me promoting what they had to offer me in terms of merchandise as well as commissions for my referrals that would fit with my canine niche.



The game could not be easier, as what I did at that point was select which programs I found more suitable to my niche, and joined the affiliate programs of those companies.  AWin has provided me with advertising tools, such as links and banners for me to use on my website when reviewing individual products and businesses.  And AWin pays my commission on a CPA basis, not the company whose merchandise or service I am reviewing.

 


Any costs involved?

Virtually not.  AWin charges an initial £5 deposit, which they then refund you along with the first payment they make you.  In other words, eventually joining as a publisher becomes free.

 


Advertising material and tools

For each advertising program you join within AWin, AWin will provide you an extensive array of banners in different sizes and interactive level.  But they will also provide you with unique links in HTMS or URL version, which will contain your unique publisher ID code.  Like with all affiliate programs, having your code showing on the links, or on the banner HTMLs, is important as it will be the determining tracking device for AWin and for you as publisher to keep records of your commissions and payments.

 


Why my rating

AWin is the first affiliate network I have ever joined, along with the American CJ (which I reserve to discuss at a later date).  And I still find AWin the best network I have worked with so far.

But there are a couple of negative issues that I struggled with, at least initially.

  • Layout and terminology – remember that when I first joined AWin, my sole experience of joining an affiliate program was with Amazon.  Coming from Amazon’s fairly straightforward online environment, I had to learn my way around the AWin platform, to find out where banners are, and to find out how to create URL or HTML link with my unique identifier.

On a positive, AWin have an absolutely brilliant support centre where, no matter how many tickets you raise, and however menial or futile the question may sound, is there to promptly answer you and to guide you through the motions step by step.

  • Payments – AWin is very good at making payments to you.  However they will not pay you until the advertising company you make referrals to have approved your commission and have paid your fee to AWin.  And a lot of advertisers have long payment terms.

Advertisers of retail merchandise will have shorter terms, as your commission will be approved as soon as a sales is confirmed.  However if you refer to financial services, such as pet insurance for instance, or to a membership entry, the advertiser will want to ensure that the person I am referring will remain in the scheme for a period of time.  Therefore their payment terms are much longer, before enabling AWin to pay you.

However each advertiser clearly states their repayment terms, leaving to you the choice as to whether to join them or not, not only based on the product they offer you to review, but also on their terms and conditions.

Against these two couple of issues, there are many positives to joining AWin.  To me, the main ones are:

  • All under one hut – what I mean by that is that you do not have to have so many different accounts spread all over the net with so many different advertisers.  Your account is with AWin, which means you do not have to disclose your personal information to many different providers, but only to AWin – data protection of your personal information is secured more tightly.
  • Low payment threshold – again, a most advantageous condition.  Whereas if you were an affiliate of individual programs, you would have to meet their different threshold for each advertiser, AWin has a very low threshold of £20 only, which you can easily reach through referring to a combination of programs rather to an individual one.

In other words, if I am publisher to Nike brand, and to Zooplus, and to Body Shop, I don’t have to wait till I have reached the £20 threshold of each of the three programs to get paid.  AWin will pay me as soon as I have reached that minimum threshold from a combination of referrals to the three different advertisers.

 


My verdict

So, all the above said, would I recommend AWin as a multiple affiliate program platform as one of the most effective ways to make an income from home?  Without a shadow of a doubt.

AWin is not only the biggest affiliate network program for UK and Europe, but is fast expanding in the States, where it has recently purchased ShareASale, and in South America and Brazil.  The potentials for you to meet a wider reach with your website and with your website, hence the possibilities to convert to sales with your reviews and to earn on referral commissions, are really high.

And the fact that AWin pays on low threshold from the combination of sales from different advertisers’ programs is an advantage that not many other networks offer, hence enabling you to have a regular source of income coming your way frequently enough.

Don’t wait a minute longer, if you have a website join AWin today!!!

 


Name:  AWin (formerly Affiliate Window)

Website:  awin.com

Price:  Initial deposit of £5 refundable

Owner:  Merge of Xanox and Affiliate Window

Rank:   85 out of 100



 

 

Is binary option trading safe?

I have held back from writing about binary options trading as one of the ways to earn an income at home until I found out more about it.  I have not chanced trading in binary options as yet, and that is why I needed to research more about this alternative way to earn working from home, but before talking to you more about it, my aim was to establish this: is binary options trading a good idea, and can you make money online by trading binary options?

 


What is binary options trading?

The name in itself gives it away.  Binary is referred to the fact that you are asked to choose on one of two options.  In the world of binary options you put a bet as to whether the value of certain assets, such as gold, or stocks or markets, will go up or down within a certain time frame.  If your prediction is correct, you will win the bet and will earn a pre-set commission.  However if you loose the bet, or rather your prediction is incorrect, you will loose the money you have invested in the bet.

Put in such terms, binary trading sounds no more no less than a pure and simple betting system – nothing brainy, more so made easier as the choice is only between one of two options, as opposed to the many chances put to you by a more sophisticated probability system.  But at the end of the day, it founds its concept on a gambling system, and as such may have no security attached to it when it comes to guaranteed earnings.  For this reason, many do not trust, or will even consider binary trading as a legit way of earning from home.

Have a look at a training video from IQ Options, one of the leading and most reputable brokerage platforms world wide:

 


Who can trade in binary options

Binary trading is done mostly online nowadays.  Therefore, provided you have a computer or laptop or even a tablet and a wi-fi connection, no matter where you are, you can trade in binary options.  Everybody is deemed suitable to trade.

However, you must have a minimum capital available to invest immediately.

Also, it is deemed that in order to be successful at trading in binary options, you must have done research on the ongoing trade in the value of the asset you are betting for.  So, if for instance you would like to predict which direction the value of gold is going to take within the next 24 hours, you may have done your research beforehand, also looking at recent political events in the main countries that produce and export gold and which may affect economic trends in those countries that import and resell gold for retail.  In other words, for you to become a successful binary options trader, you must have good nose for a hunch.


So, is binary options trading a scam?

Given the risky nature of this business, not many of us take lightly to such a way of earning.  In first instance, and unlike many other ways to earn whilst home based, this type of business requires an initial capital to invest.

You will be saying the same applies when you purchase stock to resell, or when you purchase a domain to build a website.  However the risk with binary options trading is seen as much higher as you do not handle physical goods, nor do you receive an immediate service in return for your investment.

However the ill reputation binary options trading has gained is due to the many fake broker companies readily available on the market.

 


What gives bad reputation to binary options trading

Unfortunately in the past binary trading was primarily available through broker companies that were not legit or did not pay commissions as per original agreement.  These companies were pure and utter scam – cowboys who chanced their luck on beginners to make themselves rich at the expenses of the many of us who were trying to invest their hard earned money for a chance of an extra income.

Thankfully the binary trading market has been regulated much more tightly all over the world in recent years.  Nowadays there are many reputable brokers out there, who not only offer you the opportunity to trade free of charge initially for you to get used to the system and to make yourself comfortable and learn how trading works. But many brokers these days also allow you to put your prediction with a reduced investment, unlike in the past where you could only trade, and risk to loose, higher amounts of money.

 


A couple of tricks up your sleeve, or three…

Now, I am no expert in this field at all.  In fact, as mentioned, I have always been sceptical about the whole affair, nor have I felt comfortable talking about binary options trading as a good way to earn from home until I have satisfied my doubts by researching.  And in the course of my research, I have come across a couple of tips or three from the expert as to how to make binary options trading less risky for you.

#1.  Do not bid more than you can afford

There is no denying that brokerage platforms are in the business to make a profit, not certainly to play even.  Another aspect of this business therefore is to bear in mind that, at the end of the day, you are dealing with a sales business where it will be in their interest to ‘encourage’ to place your bid for as high money as they can possibly squeeze from you.

Like in gambling, you must be absolutely level headed about binary options trading.  Never trade for more than you can afford.  In fact, best secret is always to go for less than for more.  Yes, admittedly by bidding for less you may miss out on the highest earnings.  But you will also miss out on the highest loss, should your prediction not be accurate on the day.

#2.  Play safe

Again, and as mentioned before, find a platform that will allow you to bid for little amounts of money.  Commissions on binary options platforms are really appealing, with winning in the region of 70-80% increase over your bet.  So, to put it plainly, if you started bidding for as little as a tenner and got your prediction right, you could see your winning nearly double up at as much as £17-18.  But remember that if you loose, you will loose a much higher percentage of 100%!  For this reason…

#3  Know when to stop!!!

It is vital that, like when gambling for fun in a casino, you know when it is a good time to stop.  So, if you are on a relatively healthy winning, just stop – do not chance your luck one too many times.  Or again, if you are really tempted, just keep bidding that one more time for a small figure.

A lot of brokers put a payout limit to your withdrawal of funds from the trading platform.  Try looking for a relatively high one, but never leave too much deposit on your platform’s account.  The more money you leave there, the more tempting it may be for you to keep bidding.  And also, it is your money at the end of the day, and by leaving it in the pockets of your broker, you will enable them to earn in interest rather than if your money sat in your bank account!!

#4.  Research, research, research

And this last tip is applicable yes, to current news of political and financial nature that could possibly have an impact on the value of the commodity you are about to bid on.  But it also apply to the platform you choose to use for your trading.  Try to go for what appears to be a reputable one.  Before you commit your money to them, however small a figure it may be, google reviews on that company and find as much information as possible about how reputable and reliable in their payments they are.

 


My verdict

Do not go for binary options trading if you do not feel absolutely comfortable with the idea of ‘gambling’ however little amount of money, whether that may be for ethical or religious believes, or simply due to financial hardship.

However, if you are ready to chance your luck, go for a platform that will allow you to be as cautious as you wish – for a platform where you are in control of the game, not them!

Truth be told, have I ever tried trading in binary options?  Never!  In fact, I have never traded in stock and shares markets either.  Would I ever do it?  Now I have come across IQ Options, yes I shall, given the fact that you can start trading for as small as £10!

I shall discuss the merits of IQ Options more in details in my separate review.  Rest to say that IQ Options is one of the reputable platforms I was referring to, giving you the options to trade in real time with no deposit, for you to familiarise with the system.  They use commodities with high commission percentage, therefore making your taking the risk on your deposit worthwhile.  Unfortunately they have a payout threshold of £1000, but this practice is not uncommon in financially related industries, and if you start making a substantial profit, and are prepared to bid higher figures, you can reach that payout fairly quickly.

 


Another chance for affiliate marketing

Admittedly, my field of expertise when it comes to making an income from home, is through affiliate marketing.  And that is the other reason why I like IQ Options.

If you believe IQ Options is a true way to make money online through binary options trading, and if you would like to give others the opportunity to earn as much as you have just done, click on the above banner and find out the high earning potentials through promoting IQ Options as the place to be when it comes to legit binary options trading!

 


I am sure there are many of you out there who have had a go at binary options trading and lost money, and many others who in fact are still trading successfully.  As I am still very much a newbie in the subject, I would like to find out more.  Please leave your comment below and let me know what you think of it. 

Get a real bargain with Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday 2016 deal

 

In my page on the benefits of affiliate marketing as best homes based income, and in my subsequent post on the competitive advantage affiliate marketing offers through Wealthy Affiliate learning platform, I have already outlined the features that this great learning community has to offer.

The most appealing and immediately striking feature of Wealthy Affiliate is the FREE OF CHARGE Starter membership.  With the Starter membership, you get access to a whirlpool of benefits, including:

#1 The Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started (Level 1) – You will be introduced access to 10 lessons which will guide you step by step through the building of your website based your passion, your niche, a subject that you really feel strong about, hence you will love to share your knowledge about it with others.  The lessons will encourage to work along, by completing tasks that are designed to enrich your website with content.  You will finally be guided through the marketing process of your online business, trying to attract traffic by ‘spreading the word’ about your website and individual blogs on social media, which in turn will attract potential customers.

#2 Two FREE websites – Starter members get access to the Worldpress website builder function, where they can build up to two website completely free of charge.

#3 Unlimited training – With access to 1000s of blogs from other members, here you can learn the ropes of online business and more insights on affiliate marketing, and you can come across business opportunities and creative tips on how to make your online business more profitable for you.

#4 Access to WA affiliate program – WA program pays some of the highest rates of commission, and you generate a revenue every time that a new member signs up to the Premium membership through individual referral links and banners that you can share on your websites and through your social media accounts.

So, why go Premium???

Premium membership gives you more, much more!! Just have a look at the below chart and be the judge of it:

Yes, admittedly if you want to become Premium member, you are asked to join a paying scheme, which works as follows:

Monthly = $49 per month ($1.56 per day) or
Yearly = $359 per year ($0.98 per day!)

It might sound like big bucks to pay $359 upfront, but by paying yearly you end up saving a whopping $229 other the monthly payments!

THIS YEAR BLACK FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016, WEALTHY AFFILIATE OFFERS THE YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION FOR ONLY $299.  BUY IT HERE AND NOW!!!

Now, I am a relative newbie, having joined Wealthy Affiliate only 8 months ago. As you will know from My Story, I have many failed attempts at finding legitimate and successful ways to make an income from home online.  When I landed at Wealthy Affiliate, I was totally clueless at where to start from, let alone taking my basic progress to the next level and turning a ‘for fun’ blogging activity into a profitable business.

Joining WA for free was what appealed to me the most about this platform – I had been components before, and was not prepared to loose any more money.  At the same time, joining for free gave me the opportunity to realise immediately that WA was no scam.  Lessons were invaluable and ‘hand on’.  The community was real, a giving  and caring one, and equally as knowledgeable as the lessons and tutorials you were offered by their gurus, the founders Kyle and Carson and the longer standing other members, now become successful entrepreneurs.

The decision to become a WA Premium member was only the natural step in my development.  And now that I have been on the Premium membership for so many months, I feel strong in the belief that the Starter pack is in fact more suited to people that already have a basic knowledge of website building and online marketing.  For newbies like me, the Premium pack has proved to be of much more value and assistance as it gives you access to more learning opportunities.

 

What has the Premium membership got to offer

Lets get to the Mitty gritty of the business.  If the Starter pack is already so generous in spite of being free of charge, why should you pay a monthly, or even a yearly fee?  Because the Premium membership offers you:

#1 Direct contact with Kyle and Carson with their personal mentoring.

#2 Up to 50 websites free of charge, by using the WA owned hosting platform Siterubix, still using WordPress website builder tools – this also gives you access to 24/7 technical support, should you get stuck in any way.

#3 Full access to all the 6 Levels of the Online Entrepreneur Certification – that is a total of 60 lessons, with assigned tasks which are aimed to encourage you to populate your website with vital content as well as to market your website and content in order to attract visitors’ traffic for potential monetisation.

#4 Unlimited access to keyword searches – There are many keyword search tools on the internet, but they all require a monthly payment.  WA includs this tool in the membership at no extra cost, and gather data from all the major search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, enabling you to pick up the most attractive and searched for terms that are relevant to your niche for an UNLIMITED number of times!

#5 Weekly interactive VIDEO Classes – broadcast live, Jay’s ‘webinars’ offers valuable insight on specific topics every week, with video lessons lasting between 60-90 minutes.  If you are unable to connect live, due to work commitments or different time zone, or if you want to watch the webinars again, these are readily available for a useful replay.


And the list goes on!  As mentioned in my previous WA review, I may be deemed bias for being a WA member. But, as I have read recently, there is no better and most sincere review that the one from somebody who has had first hand experience of the whole learning process. And I can guarantee, I would not have just spent €299 if I did not believe in the successful formula of Wealthy Affiliate.

My Black Friday year Premium payment

 

So, what are you waiting for?  Join Wealthy Affiliate, become a Premium member and, for this weekend only, pay the yearly discounted fee of $299!  This offer is now live and only lasts till Monday 28th November 2016 – a further discount of $289 over monthly payment.  CLICK HERE FOR AN OFFER TRULY NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

 


 

By all means, do let us know if you have taken that ‘leap of faith’ this weekend and you have gone Yearly Premium.  Or indeed do do share with us your experience as an established Premium member.  Leave a message below.  Thank you.

 

Is Amazon Associates program worth it?

 Name:       Amazon

Website:   affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk (or adding the extension of your country Amazon website, i.e. affiliate-program.amazon.com, affiliate-program.amazon.de etc)

Price:        FREE

Owner:  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com which was the first enterprise from which other countries websites took off

Rank:       90 out of 100

 

INTRODUCTION


I have for many years been regular customer of Amazon.co.uk as I have always found it extremely competitive in prices and quality since my son was younger and Father Christmas had to treat him to his first electronic games, to the present days when I use the site for my regular food supplies, toys and accessories for my border terrier Indy.

When I then decided to start my online business in an effort to find ways to earn extra income from home, I realised that Amazon was offering an affiliate program (or associate program, as Amazon likes to call it), which everyone with a selling platform could access.  

I expect it made sense. Amazon could give back a little bit of what I have been giving Amazon in the last few years. And it was no harm joining, as the scheme is free of charge.  But what gave me confidence is pursuing this avenue was the realisation that to this day Amazon is possibly the most successful e-commerce worldwide, with a reputable brand that keeps attractings customers regularly in the same way as it still attracts me.

But, how to make money with amazon associate program?amazon-earnings

 

WHAT IS AMAZON ASSOCIATES


Making money with amazon associate program is pretty straightforward.  Amazon Associates works on the affiliate business model, where you promote products or services and you end up earning commissions every time that a sale is generated directly as a result of your promotion.  In other words, based on the old commerce principle of selling and buying, you are the middle man (or woman indeed), you are the ‘shopkeeper’ that agrees to sell a specific brand in your shop.

The difference is that the buyer of the product or services will not have their prices inflated by your commissions.  In the case of Amazon, for instance, whether you order an item using my website Living With A Border Terrier (which I actively use to promote Amazon products specifically catered for dogs) or directly from the Amazon website, you are not going to be charged any different.  However, Amazon will reduce their profit by offering me a small commission for promoting their merchandise.

 

WHO IS AMAZON ASSOCIATES PROGRAM FOR


Naturally, in order to promote Amazon you need to have an online platform, or website so to speak.  Many have specific selling website, or create A-Stores which are designed to sell Amazom items.  Your website however does not have to be created purposely and solely as a selling exercise.  You can have a blog, such as my Living With A Border Terrier one, and promote Amazon items at the same time, which will of course be relevant to the subject tackled in my blog – in my case, dogs and more specifically, any items sold by Amazon that are related to the breed of border terrier.

BEWARE!!  Social media platforms are good advertisers of products and services, and you could be tempted to copy an Amazon Associates link directly on them in the hope to find the exposure that will grant you a few orders.  Most social media however do not approve of ‘naked links’, and will close your account or penalise you, unless you promote your Amazon item as part of your website page or post. 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK


Once you have your own website and you have set up your first few pages promoting your niche (or interest, or passion), you can apply to one of the Amazon associate programs available.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Let me first of all clarify on this point.  Amazon was originally founded by Jeff Bezos as Amazon.com, based in the States.  As Amazon became more and more successful, other ‘branches’ were created locally to other countries.  The principle behind this strategy was to be able to retain competitive prices by allowing local suppliers to sell own products to the local consumer through Amazon marketplace, hence saving on delivery and on virtually inexistent export costs.

Amazon currently trades in most European countries, as well as in India, Japan, China, Brazil and Canada.  It is also about to lauch their website in Australia.  For each of these countries, Amazon has a separate website with the country extension, i.e. Amazon.it for Italy. Amazon.ca for Canada, Amazon.de for Germany, and so on.  Each website, and each country, will have their own associate program.  When you apply to join an Amazon affiliate program, initially you may want to join the program of your own country, but this does not preclude you from joining the programs of other countries too.  Remember, your website will be visible worldwide, and no matter where you live, you are bound to come across viewers from other countries who will be interested in purchasing through your website, if you promote the product providing your own personalised and trustworthy review and if you capture your audience at their point of buying.

Once you have applied to one of the Amazon affiliate programs, Amazon will review your website to ensure it is a feasible advertising platform for their products, and they will approve your application.  From this moment, whenever you access your associate account, you will be able to copy and paste links of Amazon product directly on your website.  The link will have an ID code that is unique to you, and which enable Amazon to trace back to your website whenever a buyer purchases a product clicking on the Amazon link from your website.

And the game is on!!

 

WHAT AMAZON HAS TO OFFER 


Like most affiliate programs, Amazon is second to none of supporting you in your ‘job’ of advertising their products with tools.  On your affiliate program you will find links to any individual product sold on Amazon website.  Hence you are not restricted in promoting specific categories over others.

Not only that.  Amazon has banners and widgets that you can add anywhere on your website.  It also has an extensive training program where you are guided hand in hand through the process of building your own A-store, or in personalise any of the promoting tools offered to you, to cater and meet the needs of the niche that your website is centred on.

Personally, being a novice at all of this, I found most useful the user-friendly approach of any of their technical aspects.  I also have to mention that, especially at the beginning, I contacted their customer services by email, and got a detailed and easy to understand response within a few hours.  That, to me, is a selling point in an affiliate program, which makes it worth applying for.

 

THE PRICE


Joining any of the Amazon Associates programs will cost you nothing – yes, Amazon Associate programs are FREE OF CHARGE!!!  

The only restriction to this perk is that, if you do not make a sale within 180 days, your account is closed.  But this does not preclude you being able to apply again, using the same website or any new ones.

PROS AND CONS


Millions of items are dispatched from Amazon warehouses every day
Millions of items are dispatched from Amazon warehouses every day

On the positive side, although Amazon imposes a time limit of 180 days within which to make a sale, it is almost guaranteed that you will make a sale – and no matter how big or small the sale is, this will stop the countdown to account closing time.  And the guarantee comes from the excellent reputation Amazon holds for many decades now, and worldwide.

As a lazy shopper myself, but as an Amazon shopaholic, I can guarantee that slashed down prices like Amazon offers, no other online retailer does.  And the benefit of having your shopping delivered to your front door in addition, is another factor that contribute to Amazon having one of the biggest customer base worldwide.

It is Amazon reputation, combined with smashing and unique reviews on your website, that will guarantee you multiple sales within the 3 month time limit, to enable Amazon to keep your account open.

Not only that, but the viewer clicking on your unique Amazon link on your website will guarantee you a commission even if they end up purchasing any other product on Amazon website than the one you recommended – so long as the sale is completed within 24 hours from accessing the Amazon website through your link.  And this gives your possibility of a sale additional flexibility and better chances.

The negative of Amazon associate program is that the commission rate is not one of the highest.  Where other affiliate programs offer in the region of 15-20%, with some stretching to a generous 25% (such as Wealthy Affiliate), Amazon varies between a ridiculous 1% on home entertainment to 3% for most other products including home and improvement, to finally reaching a meager 10% for jewellery.

With Amazon, it is just the case of quantity of sales over quality, if you want to convert your advertising efforts into potential real earner.

 

MY FINAL VERDICT


In spite of the low commission rate, and in spite of the time limit of 3 months to make a sale in order not to have your account shut down, I do believe Amazon Associate programs are worth the effort.  And that, again, is in virtue of the fact that thanks to Amazon established and reputable position as one of the best online retailers worldwide, you will make successful sales.

Now, because of the positive experience I have as an Amazon associate on my other website Living With A Border Terrier, I feel confident in recommending this program whether you are a novice to affiliate marketing or whether you are affirmed blogger of your niche.  So, what are you waiting for?  Sign up with Amazon Associates and start making money!!!

 

Name:       Amazon

Website:   affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk (or adding the extension of your country Amazon website, i.e. affiliate-program.amazon.com, affiliate-program.amazon.de etc)

Price:        FREE

Rank:       90 out of 100

 


Do share with me your experience with Amazon, or any suggestion to become a better and more successful affiliate.  Leave your comment below.  And thanks for reading!!!

 

 

 

Earn with Wealthy Affiliate

Name:       Wealthy Affiliate

Website:   www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Price:        Starter Membership FREE, Premium Membership $49/month or $359/year

Owners:  Kyle & Carson

Rank:       98 out of 100

 


INTRODUCTION

I came across Wealthy Affiliate in March this year, after I had been searching for real ways to make money online from home.  I knew there were opportunities out there, but I didn’t know where to start from.  I had tried building my own website for free some 4 years ago, but that led to nothing concrete at all.  I had also come across a couple of scams, which luckily I came out unscathed from them.

Then, there it was, one of the many reviews on Wealthy Affiliate available on the web.  And I tried, and tried, and tried again, for days, to find one that would scream to the world that Wealthy Affiliate was a big scam.  And the more I looked for negative reviews of Wealthy Affiliate, the more good comments I kept finding.

Was this ever possible? Was it too good to be true? Well, to be honest, they said it was free of charge to join, so I had nothing to loose. And I clicked on this banner:

 


WHAT IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE

Wealthy Affiliate is a community platform founded by Canadian co-owners Kyle and Carson back in 2005 – two young chaps who met at college whilst studying Computer Science, and started their partnership into realising their dream from nothing.  This online platform has a wealth of knowledge through online lessons, tutorial regularly published by members and the 24/7 support available by the great Wealthy Affiliate virtual community, which, believe you me, is second to none.

So, really, whether you have had previous experience of monetising from the internet in the past, or like me when I joined, if you have no clue where to even start from, this is the right place to be.  Giving it a chance costs you nothing. And I mean NOTHING!!!

 


HOW DOES WEALTHY AFFILIATE WORK

The secret is in the name.  Wealthy Affiliate will teach you to create your own website and to promote issues, ideas, products, and all that you are passionate about, whilst monetising from it.

When you join Wealthy Affiliate FOR FREE, you are welcome with personal messages from Kyle and Carson, as well as from a myriad of other members of the community, who all invite you to find your feet by taking a tour of the website.  By signing up, you will create your My Wealthy Affiliate account.

From there, you are invited to start the Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, which consists of 5 Levels of 10 lessons each,  This will be your golden opportunity to learn all about:

  • how to create your website on a niche that you are really passionate about
  • how to market your products or blog
  • how to monetise from it by promoting it and by attracting traffic to it.

The secret is in following the lessons carefully.  Kyle will hold your hand through finding the niche, or subject, that you want to share your knowledge with others about, and in turning it into content writing for your website.

You will be taught how to spread your voice about a specific product, or about a specific subject, to the Whole Wide World of the internet, and to get an income from it by becoming an affiliate marketer.Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is not at all about earning quick and easy money.  Have you ever been employed in any other capacity where you have seen money grow in your pocket overnight?  Wealthy Affiliate, and online affiliate marketing, are not in the least different.

It will take commitment and hard work of a few months before you start seeing your first income through promoting services and products, for which you in turn receive commissions.  But trust me, the sense of achievement as you realise that the fruit of your hard work is finally bringing in some cash which you then see grow to substantial figures as time progresses, and that is actually tickling viewers’ interest, is second to none!!!

 


WHO IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE FOR

So, who is Wealthy Affiliate best suited for? Well, absolutely ANYONE that is interested in working from home, part-time or full-time, and wants to have a go at making an earning through online business.

Whether you have already had experience of online marketing, whether you already are an affirmed internet entrepreneur wanting to expand your knowledge, or whether you have absolutely no clue of internet business and how to make a living out of the internet, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be.

Wealthy Affiliate caters for all levels of expertise, as through lessons and  the invaluable support of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you are in control of how fast you want to progress in your learning curve or in the development of your website and of your business.

You could be a degree holder, or you may never have been gifted with academic skills as you are more of a ‘hands on’ practical person, Wealthy Affiliate suits all walks of life, and is easily accessible anywhere and everywhere you have access to an internet connection, whether you are comfortably sitting on your sofa typing away on your laptop or an ‘on the go’ person who primarily uses mobile devices such as your phone or tablet.

 


WHAT WEALTHY AFFILIATE HAS TO OFFER – TRAINING AND TOOLS

If you google for reviews on Wealthy Affiliate, you may find the word ‘university’ associated to this platform not for nothing.  Wealthy Affiliate has a wealth – pardon the pun – of training, which is second to none.

Training is organised through an Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, whose first 10 lessons are readily available to absolutely everyone for FREE.  But this is not the end of it.

More training is offered through:

  • weekly training classes
  • question and answer live chats and interactive discussions
  • organised online classrooms
  • tutorials regularly posted by Wealthy Affiliate members

Don’t let the use of words such as classes and training and courses put you off.  You will not be required to sit exams or tests.  You will however be required to complete tasks, which will be solely aimed to you working on your website.  The ‘proof of the pudding’ will be in whether you are attracting enough visitors to your website – and if you are not, you are not going to fail anything, other than maybe ask for more advice on how to make your website more appealing.

In addition, Wealthy Affiliate offers free of charge access to SiteRubix.com hosting domain platform to all members, where as a Starter member you can build up to 2 WordPress websites.

As a Premium member, you can have up to 25 free of charge websites on SiteRubix.com, and you can equally build up to another 25 websites using your own domain for a small yearly fee directly to WordPress.

Mind spinning, isn’t it?!  But if all the above was not enough, Wealthy Affiliate offers:

  • keyword competition search tool
  • Rapid Writer feature
  • access to over 2,400 different website templates
  • 24/7 technical support

In other words, once you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you really do not need to go anywhere else to build your own online business, as Wealthy offers you all the tools and services that you need to make your venture a success.

 


THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMMUNITY

Let me spend a few words on the Wealthy Affiliate community.  This is another feature of Wealthy Affiliate which I found second to none – truly one in a million!!

The lessons are great within Wealthy Affiliate.  Likewise all the tools and services closely guide you to building your online business.  But at times you can still get stuck and need the help of somebody who has been there at the starting point like you now.

That’s where the Wealthy Affiliate community steps in.  With over 800,000 members, advice through online discussions, question and answer feature, live chat, are all readily available to you 24/7.WA community

You can contribute to the Wealthy Affiliate community by posting regular blogs yourself, where you can outline your experience, where you went wrong and how you solve your problem. Or you can use the same tool to put a question to the community.  You can also approach community members by private messaging them.

And finally you can take advantage of the support of the Wealthy Affiliate community by reading tutorial that members post regularly, which are often of extreme value as they guide you through technical processes step by step.

But the cherry on top of the cake is that Kyle and Carson, yes the CEOs, are contactable within the community.  And like all other members, they will promptly respond to any however trivial comment or query you put to them.  Well, to me, getting 1-to-1 direct access to their expertise in itself is priceless!

 


THE PRICE

And that brings me nicely to the subject of costs.

Wealthy Affiliate offers 2 types of memberships.  With the Starter pack you join Wealthy Affiliate free of charge – yes, I mean it, FREE OF CHARGE!! And with the free Starter membership not only you gain access to a total of 10 lessons through the Online Entrepreneur Certificate course, but you are walked step by step through the creation of your own website and your own brand, you are taught how to market and promote your niche and to monetise from your website, you are introduced to the community and to their support, you have access to the free of charge domain host SiteRubix.com where you can build up to 2 websites, again all for free, and where you get technical support 24/7, you get to use the keyword search tool for free, and so much more – well, you name it.

But Wealthy Affiliate has more to offer with the Premium membership.  At $49 per month, or $359 per year, this type of membership offers you full access to the Online Entrepreneur Certification and to the Affiliate Bootcamp training, which includes 7 levels of 10 lessons each.  This is the real gem of this platform, where you learn all about affiliate marketing and how to earn money from your online business.  Being a Premium member also secures you unlimited use of the keyword search tool, unlimited 1-to-1 coaching, up to 50 websites, and much more.  In other words, the one-off monthly or yearly fee avoids you all the extra expenses of maintaining your website, extra fees for accessing tutorials and for joining other keyword search platforms.  The Premium membership is what you need if you really want to push your business forward, and believe you me, for the $49 a month you get a real wealth of opportunities!!


PROS AND CONS

At the risk of sounding biased, I truly believe this is the best teaching platform to set up your online business.  I feel I can safely make such declaration, as I have been there before and I know that what Wealthy Affiliate gives you, whether Starter or Premium member, you do not get anywhere else.

Yes, I have tried other free of charge options – all you are given access to is basic templates of website, and nothing else.  It is left to you the job of populating and marketing your website.  And if, like me at first, you have no idea how to do either, well you are then stuffed.

Not only that, but no other platform gives you access to the invaluable support by its community as Wealthy Affiliate does.  Or if they do, it is certainly not for a mere $49 a month, but for a much higher fee.

If there is a con to being a member of Wealthy Affiliate is that sometimes you get too much.  Every day you will receive emails to prompt you of new blogs posted on the platform by other members.  You will otherwise be alerted to new training just been launched.  The amount of information that is offered to you can become overwhelming, especially if you are a newbie.

You will then need to become selective, and sieve through the information made available to you, so that you expand your knowledge progressively rather than trying to take too many details in all at once.  That would not work.

 


MY FINAL VERDICT

To summarise, I do believe Wealthy Affiliate is a winning combination for both ignoramus like me or professional entrepreneurs to set up a solid and successful online business whilst working from home.  Wealthy Affiliate is 100% legit and offers you ‘what it says on the tin’.

And I do believe in the teaching powers of Wealthy Affiliate so much, that I am prepared to offer you a BONUS if you join today.

 

!!! Join Wealthy Affiliate today and receive 61% discount if you become Premium member within 7 days!!!

 

All you are left to do is join Wealthy Affiliate and give it a go.  Let me know what you think of the experience and whether you are prepared to take that leap of faith by upgrading your membership to Premium at a discounted rate of $19 for the first month.  If it sounds too good to be true, well it is all for real!!!

 


Name:       Wealthy Affiliate

Website:   www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Price:        Starter Membership FREE, Premium Membership $49/month or $359/year

Owners:  Kyle & Carson

Rank:       98 out of 100

 


As I am a Wealthy Affiliate member and affiliate, you may be thinking that it is in my interest to promote this scheme and my review may be bias.  It is not, as my mere interest is purely to share with you the community where I have finally landed after rummaging aimlessly from experiment to experiment to no avail.  But if you still think that my review is intentionally bias, let me leave you with some recent testimonials directly from the Wealthy Affiliate platform: click here to access them.  I hope you enjoy the reading, and by all means leave your comment below to let us know what you think about Wealthy Affiliate, if you have concerns or if you have similar positive (or not) experiences.