Wealthy Affiliates is a Great Adventure
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.