Yeah I said it and what? The truth is the WA community is probably the best place to learn affiliate marketing and building a business around it. Obviously many of us have made some great money with affiliate marketing and why we're members and refer others to this great community.
That's all cool but I sort of feel like WA is holding out on you. There is a lot of focus on making money one way which is affiliate marketing.
But did you know all the skills that you're learning here can be applied in many ways and thus giving you multiple streams of income?
Let Me Count the Ways...
You've Learned SEO
Did you know you probably know more about SEO than most small businesses and could approach them to offer SEO services. This could be as simple as optimizing their pages with the proper keywords. Or you can offer to write a set number of SEO articles for them every month for a certain fee. You don't just have to use your SEO skills on your own site, you can sell them to other companies and in some cases make money faster. I made thousands of dollars per year doing this for many companies.
You've Learned How To Build A Site Using Wordpress
I remember back in the day when creating a website required a degree in rocket science. You had to mess around with html code and use website builders like dreamweaver, front page, xsitepro and a number of other tools that could have a painful learning curve. Now you just come to WA follow 4 steps and you have a website built. And we all know Wordpress is a beast because it allows us to easily change the design and add plugins that enhance a website. Well my friends there are a lot of people and companies that don't have websites. Or if they do it's crappy or not built on Wordpress. This is an opportunity for you to tell people that you can redesign their website which will be mobile and SEO friendly. And you'll be happy to add content regularly for them or show them how to do it themselves. Either way this an opportunity as well. I've literally made thousands of dollars building Wordpress sites for people which basically just involved installing a theme and adding their content.
You've Learned How To Promote Other People's Products
For years I was always hesitant to create my own product because I always thought it would be too much hassle or people wouldn't buy it, blah blah. I had a whole bunch of excuses. And this logic was so flawed because for all those years I sent thousands of leads and sales to other companies who were selling products. And it's been great and I've made a lot of money that way and still do.
But I finally had a duh moment. If all those people were willing to buy from strangers why wouldn't they buy from Eddy with a y who was actually referring folks to these companies. The reasons those people would convert is because people trusted my judgment. I was not in the business of misleading people. So logically they would buy directly for me. So that was an eye opener. Then I stumbled upon a video that addressed my other fear of needing to create something that was perfect or covered many aspects. My blog content wasn't perfect. It had tons of mistakes but people found it useful. So this video made me realize that my product didn't need to be either as long as it helped people achieve something. With all those fears out of the way, I used the wordpress and marketing skills to create a few products and to my pleasant surprise they sold like hot cakes giving me yet another source of income in addition to my affiliate income.
At this point that's exactly what you should be saying or thinking. There should be a light bulb going off in your head. Hopefully you're starting to think outside the box. Now I'll admit WA does sort of allude to these other ways via the videos and some other members content but I felt I needed to remind folks since its not actually built into the training. And I understand some of the reasons why the guys may not do it formally. But again I just felt it was important to mention.
Because all too often I see people give up or get frustrated that they aren't seeing results from affiliate marketing yet. And I'm always the one that preaches you need to push forward until you do see results. I still believe that and would never recommend against that logic. But that doesn't mean you can't apply what you learn to make money other ways in addition to affiliate marketing.
Although I make most of my money from affiliate marketing I have multiple streams of income that are based on my internet marketing skill set. And I'm a big believer in this philosophy because it protects you from the risk of having all your eggs in one basket. If you've lost your job at one point you know how much it sucks to have all your income wiped out. So don't repeat that mistake my friends.
Take what you're learning here and multiply it into various sources of income. But that's only after you master one source of income or get that going. Don't spread yourself too thin otherwise you'll never make any money.
Well I hope this gave all of you something to think about. Let me know if any of this resonated with you and give you a different insight. And I'd love to hear from people that are applying this as well.
Eddy with a y