Wealthy Affiliates is a Great Adventure

Last Update: October 29, 2018

As I begin month three at Wealthy Affiliates, I must say, it has been a great adventure. One year ago, I knew very little about affiliate marketing, so I built my website (a different host) thinking it would just be a "storefront" for better things to come. All businesses need a place to land, and as a beginning self-publisher, I read all the books and blogs on how to publish your book, and this is what they said to do.

You would think writing a book is a great feat, but for all you aspiring writers out there, writing the book is the easy part. And the part that gets most neglected once you start promoting that book. All you want to do is write, when all you do is try to figure out how to sell what you've already written!

For three years, I have been scouring the web in search of someone, something, that would help me do this. Two months ago, I stumbled upon a link for WA and decided what the hey, it's free! Now when I look on the ads on Facebook for "let me help you build your web or sell your book" I just chuckle.

There is no need to check out the latest how-to website and listen to their long, boring podcasts, telling you nothing except how great their product is. After a while, they all repeat themselves; there is a lot of advice on how to write your first book, but it is all the same. Get a website, an email address, find contacs, and hope they buy your book. No wonder most people sell less than 100 books a year. Discouraging, no?

Well, in my two months at WA, after reading many posts about sucesses and near failures, disappointments turned into smiles (isn't is amazing how your first $35 pay day brightens your day?), I'm just to the money-making part of the course, but I see that with hard work, persistence, patience, and good content, financial success too, can be my story.

I have had a lot of "ah-ha moments" in the past two months, but the biggest one is Jaxxy. Keyword searches were always a pain, but Jaxxy makes it so easy. I plug in the title I want my blog to be into the keyword search, and after playing around with words, I find the phrase that brings in the most traffic. This must be working, or maybe I'm finally getting a following, because in the last few posts on my working blog, people are reading them without having to post them on Facebook.

The face of the internet is changing, people's preferences are changing, and if we stick with the same thing everyone else is doing, then we will get left behind with the pack.

Wealthy Affiliates started by getting in on the ground floor with an idea that met the changing needs of people, and that is what makes them the #1 webbuilding and promotional site, in my opinion. For $50 a month, as opposed to $99 or $200 or higher, I have access to more than what these other companies offer. And 25 website to build to boot.

Can you imagine. If each of your 25 websites made $1000 a month, where you would be? Sitting pretty, I dare say. The sky is definitely the limit here at WA. The only limitations are your imagination and your drive.

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NeptuneSiver Premium
You are at the right place
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cwpickett Premium
Yes, I am. This is a great community.
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smartketeer Premium
Congrats Carol!

Your journey has just begun!

Godspeed!
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cwpickett Premium
Thanks for reading my post.
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FKelso Premium
Good information. Yes, I know from experience that writing the book is the easy part; marketing it is something else. So, now I have my book on my WA website, with a PayPal button for folks to use to pay.

I do agree that we have found the right spot here at WA. Success is ours if we just keep on keeping on.
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cwpickett Premium
Thanks for the comment. How are you doing with selling your book? I'm curious how authors at WA get noticed. Do you mail your books or do you go through Amazon? I give a lot of books away but so far haven't burnt up tires driving to the bank!!
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FKelso Premium
I've sold a few through my business...I sell jewelry, mostly, but put my books out there too. Had a shop in Kodiak for a long time, but now just selling intermittently. The book has done fairly well through my one-on-one sales, but so far have not sold one of them on here. At least it is on here, and once I get some sort of following, perhaps it will do better. I mail my books. If folks order through Amazon, they mail them, but then I do not get as much of the money for them. Therefore, I order in quantity from CreateSpace and do them myself.
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cwpickett Premium
For my first book, I bought 100 books from CreateSpace. I gave some away but the rest are still sitting in my attic. Since then my book was edited, so those first editions are limited editions. I hear stories of people having 1000s of books in their garage, and so now I just order 10 or 20 and order more after I get rid of them. So we will see how my new website on WA works as the old one didn't bring any traffic. Thanks for the input.
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FKelso Premium
Yep, I started with orders of 100, which went pretty fast. Then the purchases slowed down, so I didn't order as many...usually now in groups of 50.

Do you have books on your site? So you, too, use CreateSpace? I really think they do an okay job, and they are reasonable.
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cwpickett Premium
Hi, I just saw your post. Sorry, it took so long to answer. Did you know CreateSpace is no longer? They moved everything over to KDP. Too bad, I liked CreateSpace. It will take time to get used to it, but right now I wish they had just kept things the way they were. KDP works okay for ebooks, but not sure how they will work with print copies. Yes, I have books on my site. I've given away more than I've sold, though. Have you used KDP for your print books yet?
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FKelso Premium
What is KDP?

I must have gotten one of the last books CreateSpace published, then, because it just came out early this summer.
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cwpickett Premium
KDP - kindle direct publishing. Yes, this change was just a few months ago, so you probably were one of the last ones. It will take some getting used to. Now when you sign into your CreateSpace account, it will direct you to KDP where they have transferred your books.
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FKelso Premium
Oh, I see. Well, glad I got my book in there in time. As it was, I had to hire a formatter, but found this woman in Malta who did a marvelous job. Isn't the internet amazing?
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