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.


Ah Ha!

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.

Enjoy folks.

Eddy with a y

www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com


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RD40 Premium
This was a great article. Opens the mind to so many possibilities. Thanks Eddy!
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You're welcome Ralph.
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ebjamison Premium
Wow, I love your articles. Thanks Eddy with a Y.
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You're welcome Elizabeth!

Glad you liked it!
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ann2016 Premium
Thanks Eddy
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You're welcome Joann
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Tasna Premium
Thanks for the tips Eddy. Your article resonates with me, especially the multiple streams of income. Being a newbie, I like the focus on one website earning revenue before moving on.
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You're welcome Tasna
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Awesome, the whole thinking out of the box thing is just Wow. Now, I need to get the whole marketing, keyword, website...first before I spread my wing.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you see the potential. But one thing at a time. Check out my other blogs if you enjoyed this one: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon/blog
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Cylia Premium
Great article, Eddy. I'm with you. I hope to be able to help people with the skills I'm learning here. While affiliate marketing is the thing I hope to take into retirement one day, skills to market are a great asset, too.

Theresa
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I'm glad you see the full potential Theresa
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Surfdude123 Premium
Good stuff here man. Thanks!
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Thanks David. You can read more of that good stuff here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon/blog
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MarieOkay Premium
lovin' it Edd - y !
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:)
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jastewart Premium
Hi Eddy-with-a-Y. This all sounds great - but "spreading myself too thin" is my greatest fear. I have come up with ideas for other sites I'm love to set up. I might even do a WA Affiliate site one day. But it's taking me all my time to develop and promote one site.

How do you do it?
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TerriD47 Premium
I am one of the newbies,a little more than 1 month in. I love all of your blogs. I can't wait until I have the knowledge and skills to use what I am learning here to branch out and help others become successful. A few more months of training so I can really understand this program and then I will start helping others. I can't wait to find all the ways I can make money using the information and skills I will learn here at WA.

I will continue to follow you as I think you have some great insights.

Terri
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EddySalomon Premium
Well thank you Terri! I appreciate it. I'm sure you're going to be wealthy of knowledge and advice for others.
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PMishra Premium
Thanks Eddy for another brilliant and helpful post!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Praneil
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lmwood646 Premium
Man.... What a clever dude. I checked you website and You covered it all. Congratulations. I would wish you success but you got it down......
See around the campus, man.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks. I wish you the same.
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Jenna7 Premium
I just wanted to share. The other day my cousin said "So Jen, I hear you know about SEO? Can you optimize my site?" Someone in the family had told him what I was doing. He wanted some help with his new site/business. I was so excited not because he'd asked me for help, but because I knew SEO! (In my mind, I was saying, cool! I really have some skills, wow) Lol.

A couple of years ago SEO, and things like Google Analytics were a foreign language. I realized how valuable everything we learn here is and how it can be applied to earn money in different ways. I was also so excited to have a skill that helps others and many people don't know it and they need it. Also, Jay's webinars are great to get money ideas from too. You can do local marketing etc. It's pretty amazing and it's fun.

Thanks for all you share with us, Eddy. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
How great was that Jennifer? The skills taught here go far beyond just affiliate marketing which we all know is a great way to make money. But all these skills can be carved into so many other ways. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.
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banerjees Premium
Great read Eddy. I have gone premium recently and am loving all the training. Your article opens up the possibilities. Thank you,
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it. And good job on stepping up your game and becoming a premium member. It's well worth the investment in yourself!
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DouglasNolan Premium
Great article Eddy with a Y. I'm Enjoying your post tonight. You've become my 'required bedtime reading' tonight. Thanks for sharing.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad to hear it Douglas
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PJonline Premium
Thank you Eddy! You go, guy!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Paula. lol
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dickw Premium
Hi Eddy, You should really blog here more often. Your post are among the best I've seen and most helpful. Thank you...Dick
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Dick. But I only blog if I can provide real value. I'm more about quality not quantity.
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PJonline Premium
They really are! That is why I mentioned him in my last post, LOl! And you too!
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JewelCarol Premium
I love yr blog post, great and useful advice, thank you Eddy with a y, lol. :))
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You're welcome Carol
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nice great advice
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Funkydunc208 Premium
This is an awesome post. Thank you. It opened the mind to a few ideas.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad to hear it Duncan. That was the goal.
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Sui_generis Premium
You're always so helpful and a great mentor.
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Aww thanks Debra
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Martintoal1 Premium
Thanks for the info,
I will follow your advice after I have mastered
the training here

Keep moving forward my friend
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Martin. You're welcome.
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SuzQ Premium
A fantastic confidence building post! Defining the marketable skills we acquire in what we learn along the journey with WA adds value to the process. Your philosophy is always a motivating! Thanks for the post.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Sue. Good to hear from you.
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CherylK Premium
You're a pretty smart guy, Eddy with a y! Thanks a bunch for nudging us into thinking outside the box. :-)
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EddySalomon Premium
Sometimes Cheryl. lol
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JillyBristow Premium
A great post Eddy with a y. There are so many opportunities for us having gone through the WA training. A few more things to add to my list now!
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sherlock77 Premium
Another great post, Eddy. Thanks for this info.
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EddySalomon Premium
No problem Darren
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LLiu Premium
Hi Eddy, I really liked your blog, and it verified in my mind much of all what you were saying. So true... I just need to get with the program a little more. Iv'e been working on this training in and out of the hospital with my mother, and in between her doctor appointments. So it has been a little challenging. But I am so excited about getting at least one website up. I have two domains and two niches started, just need to concentrate on the content and the design of the website.
I am learning so much, and have come along way since I have been here with WA. Thank you for this blog Eddie! You are a good motivator...
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Linda. Sometimes life throws a lot of things your way at once. So it's definitely important to deal with them so you can later focus on your business. Or use business as a way to escape sometimes which is what i've done in the past during tough times. So something to consider. Either way the great thing about having your own business is you move at your pace so take your time.

By the way it's Eddy with a y. ;)
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whitsunday Premium
Hi Eddy. Thanks for this post.
I just started a new income stream that was quite unplanned. I became a national wholesaler for a body care range. The bulk of my work is researching markets online and then target them by social media, email list and walk ups.
Like with affiliate marketing, this is commission based and flexible. But I know that a lot of my WA learned skills are being utilised in a field that is new to me. It is very exciting and I know my thinking is out side the square and has real potential....just another income stream.
Go well Eddy,
Janelle.
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EddySalomon Premium
Well I'm happy to hear that Janelle! That's exactly what I'm talking about where you're extending what you've learn into another revenue source. So applaud you!
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Izpowashere Premium
I built my first website in 1995... It was the stripper Site. my next website woz for a company that is still a customer today. We are 3 owners + 21 employees... My biggest fear is one of my ad campaign will bring in more business than we can handle.

I'm legally blind and an old stroke victim... If I can do it anyone can.
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EddySalomon Premium
You proved my point Jay. Great job.
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solidbase Premium
Hey there Eddy with a y :)
Thanks for sharing this with us man.
Great stuff..
-Thgeuns
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Theuns. Thanks for reading.
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boomergp08 Premium
So true EddY :)

That is exactly what I have been doing for the past 7-8 months. Most of it is content writing. In addition to my own websites I am doing content for some other affiliate marketers.

Also in addition to my own eBay business, I've been working with a Brooklyn-based eBay seller of personal electronics, writing SEO product descriptions for them.

Then there is my contributions here and my quest to be a new addiion to the Las Vegas crew. I miss going to Las Vegas, seeing the shows and visiting my favorite hangouts. It would be cool to meet all you guys and gals...though I haven't seen any women in the pictures lately.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Rob,

Content writing is a huge one. I'm literally paying a fellow WA member to help me with that every week so that's another revenue source. Ironically Kyle and I have talked about this and how to incorporate it into WA as another revenue source for members. So it's definitely another great way to extend what you've learned here to make money other ways. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully it inspires others.
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boomergp08 Premium
If my content writing plate should ever become a little leaner, I may reach out to you if you should need more content help.
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
True....and a Bunch of real people here too.
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EddySalomon Premium
Yessir.
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Defiant6 Premium
I'm so glad you posted that as it is my dream to have multiple sources of income. First thing's first though, I have to master my website and affiliate marketing first and have an income with my website and then I can branch out into those things.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad it resonated Brian.
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athonx14 Premium
Hi Eddy, I love your article. It did give me something to think about. I'm just at the beginning of my fourth month with WA so I'm still learning. I will definitely follow your advice, but it will be after I have some confident with affiliate marketing.
You will definitely be one of my model when I start exploring.
Thanks and see you around.
Eric
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it Eric. And what you're doing is exactly what I suggested. Master this first before trying to use it in other ways to produce revenue.
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athonx14 Premium
Thanks Eddy
Eric
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ZaZan Premium
Great post title. It's that kind of hook that makes one click. I've been thinking along these lines exactly, but also keeping my feet on the ground with the one niche I am building now. In the meantime as I learn more and more each day, I jot down my ideas in a notebook and sometimes at least snag a domain to build later. I'm always wracking my brain for digital content that can be eventual ebooks. What's really exciting about this is that you really can work anywhere, all it takes creativity. I'm not near a point where I could sell my "presently-being-developed-skills" to clients, but now that you've put the bug in my ear....great post!
Cheers!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Suzanne,

My titles are purposely designed like that. I can't help it I've been trained well by WA. lol But I'm glad you're jotting your ideas down and thinking like this. And you're right the beauty of this industry is it can be done anywhere. And trust me I have. lol I've been on cruises or an island somewhere running my businesses. And it's a great sense of freedom.
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ShawnCushen Premium
I was just thinking today about being sure, over time, to diversify the sources of revenue from my websites. Right now, having my own product seems unreasonable and out of reach. But I can see that after I get some experience under my belt, I will have the resources, knowledge base, and audience/following to develop a product that others will buy. Thanks, Eddy, for the reminder to reach for this very attainable goal.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Shawn,

Then this article came at the perfect time. And don't think a product is out of reach. I thought that for too many years and it probably cost me potentially millions in my mind. Just understand this, there is always something that you may know that someone doesn't. For every 1st grader there is a second grader that knows more that can teach a 1st grader. The same goes for other topics. My biggest mistake for years was assuming people knew the same things I did and they don't. Some folks will and they won't buy. But there are many more that don't and they will buy. And those are the only people to worry about. Once you have this ephipany you'll feel more confident in creating a product. If you have a receptive audience do it as soon as you can. Don't wait like I did. Trust me on that.
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ShawnCushen Premium
Great point, Eddy. Then I'll let those ideas start cooking!
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Shawn. Trust me you'll thank me later when you get your first sale. You'll think oh snap Eddy was right. lol
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Larry_T Premium
Great insight, Eddy
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JeffL61 Premium
Great article, Eddy! AS usual you're able to enlighten the masses here at WA with the knowledge that you've gained through years working your business(es)!
Thank you as always for such inspirational words!
Jeff
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EddySalomon Premium
Jeff thanks for always being a great student and willing to learn and apply the advice I share.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Eddy, great to see you.
Excellent tips, these are how I make a large
portion of my income as well. Be great my friend.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Ken,

I'm always around my friend. Glad to hear you're applying this. Care to elaborate and share the knowledge with the rest of us to inspire some ideas?
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Ken-Pringle Premium
I am putting it together will be ready shortly. :-)
Thank you.
I build websites and SEO them for clients.
I have been doing this for years now even with HTML.
I also promote other products for multiple streams of income.
btw; I know you are always around, you are awesome!
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EddySalomon Premium
Oh I can't wait Ken. Let me know when you do.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Many thanks Eddy with a y! You are a very wise man! I will remember these ideas, they are so informative! Just getting started in Bootcamp, building first site using Wordpress. I have built others with other avenues. Yes, could do this for others, and I will! Best of Luck!
Linda
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Linda. Glad this appealed to you and give you some ideas.
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gmegs Premium
I wish you were close enough for a Hug!

Once again Eddy, excellent!
... Hahaha - your faithful follower.
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Joanne I take virtual hugs. Lol
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amathews Premium
Eddy, I would give this 50 likes if I could. Great insight.

I'm a software developer, and I was about to start designing website templates to launch a business, before I discovered affiliate marketing. If I had not started affiliate marketing, then I would not have realized that WordPress was the perfect platform I needed to launch my business the whole time. It really has a stable framework, and it saves me so much development time. Plus there is whole community of developers to contribute to software updates and security patches, so that takes a great load off of me.

And from the lessons here at WA, members like you, and additional research, I've learned quite a bit about SEO. And because of what I've learned, I decided to pursue affiliate marketing and build a stable stream of income from it before launching my website building services. And I have a few additional ideas as well.

Thanks for sharing Eddy. You gave us some precious gems in this article, and some much needed encouragement to keep on trucking until we reach the gold.
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EddySalomon Premium
Dude if I were a software developer, I'd be building wordpress templates and plugins that address a lot of the marketing needs we all have. Ironically i was talking to a buddy who has recently switched careers and is going into IT. Initially he was overwhelmed with the possibilities and direction. Then I had him work on a project with me to build a site for my landscaper who I was bartering my services for (another way to use what you learn here folks. but i digress.). Initially he wanted to code everything from scratch. I introduced him to wordpress and themes and his whole mindset changed. He embraced the platform and now he wants to specialize in php and front end coding. We even talked about building themes and plugins.

So I think the path you're taking make sense. Because you'll have the unique view of being a marketer and software developer. And my friend that's a deadly combination that can make you a lot of money. So I applaud you! Run with it Antonio!
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EddySalomon Premium
And by the way thanks. I wish you could give me 50 likes and 1000 shares. lmao
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LeeRaybould Premium
Great post Eddy and so true, WA is so much more than simply affiliate marketing.

I went down the bootcamp route but rather than building a scam site or a teach people how to make money online, I decided to target small business owners of all shapes and sizes who are interested in building (or growing) a website to expand their reach online and sell their own products or services.

i know many would rather outsource but there's still a huge market for people who want to do it themselves either to maintain control or because they are on a tight marketing budget.

I was a bit weary of doing this in the beginning as WA is obviously geared towards making money as an affiliate, but I've never seen higher quality training aimed at beginners in the online marketing arena.

As long as the business owners I refer can see how they can replace affiliate offers with their own products and services, they will have everything they need here to grow their existing business.

Just another way WA is so much more than simply learning how to make money as an affiliate.
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EddySalomon Premium
See Lee,

Thats exactly the type of creative thinking I'm talking about. You are right there are a lot of small business owners that want to empower themselves. And as long as you make that the distinction that everything that is applied to affiliate marketing can be used for their own products or service, it will resonate. It's a great audience to target especially if you're willing to talk to small businesses. Well played sir. lol
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evanevaalexa Premium
Hi Eddy came across this yesterday .Just didn't realise how much we are learning here .You are right in saying that we are developing more knowledge than the average business owner . There is the real possibilty to cross over and develop IT solutions on a localised basis there by adding an other string to our bows . Thank you for sharing this .
Alexander
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Alexander! There are so many ways to apply what we learn here to make more money outside of just affiliate marketing. I say maximize on all of it.
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johnsonb Premium
Ya, I agree with you, in other words, we need to give our time and learn hard to make WA working..
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rufat Premium
Great post Eddy! Totally agree with you and though WA training is excellent I believe it should be improved and I hope it will. Especially as I can see many members are struggling for not being able to convert a visitor into a buyer. I think this should be included in the main training which includes a few strategies, especially email marketing.
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EddySalomon Premium
Rufat,

I think for the focus which is affiliate marketing WA is definitely the best. And that is what their focus is. So I'm not knocking it. What you learn here can help you can convert visitors into buyers. I know because what they've taught me has helped me do that thousands of times and continues to. I think no matter what you're always going to have some members that won't apply what they learn here or anywhere properly or consistently. So I don't really blame WA for that.

That said I would like to see other strategies built out into full blown courses as they have done for affiliate marketing. But again it may not be the business model that Kyle and Carson want to get into. The one thing I've learned about creating your own products/courses is that most of the time it's better to focus on teaching one thing per course/product rather than trying to be everything to everyone. Other wise you spread yourself too thin and come up with a crappy product. And i think that's the philosophy here. But with that said, it doesn't mean folks can't think for themselves and try some of the things I mentioned above. The foundation that WA provides gives you most of what you need. I'm just giving people ways to think outside the box and apply what WA teaches here in different ways to make more money.
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tajord Premium
A definite eye opener this one eddy. It's funny how we can miss opportunities that are pretty much right in front of our eyes.

Will be absorbing this.
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed. I smacked myself when some of these options were revealed to me. It was like Duh!!!!!
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msh2501 Premium
Thank you for sharing this information that has a lot of potential.
Martha.
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RonAlderman Premium
Great thanks for sharing.
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JasonJoz Premium
As usual, Eddy's wisdom shines!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jason. lol
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