Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate home based business.
My online activities are based on helping people set up their own home based businesses. And I am often asked is affiliate marketing a business that can earn me some money at home.
The number one business model that I promote is Affiliate Marketing, although I have had some (not very successful) attempts with Multi Level Marketing (MLM's) ventures.
I think that the 'credible' MLM's promote a viable business option (for the right type of person).
But my honest, 'educated' opinion is that online marketing, and affiliate marketing in particular, is a best business model for an individual if you want control over your results and business in general.
Is Affiliate Marketing a Business?
Understandably, there is a lot of scepticism about home based businesses. And online businesses have their fare share of scammers that don't help the cause.
So how to you convince people that Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate home based business?
My answer to that, is DONT.
Don't try to convince them - let them find out for themselves. Show them the benefits and what this business opportunity can do for them. How can it help them add some extra money each month, help pay the bills, the mortgage ?
Show them that affiliate marketing is a business.
Even if you are personally not earning with your own business right now, you can show the success stories that are here in this post forum. You can show the potential that we all know is there.
The minute you start to try convincing them, is the minute they will become sceptical.
Why doesn't everyone want to do this?
Wealthy Affiliate provide such a comprehensive, structured and open program that it should sell itself.
But not everyone will take it up. That is life.
Some people are just comfortable with being comfortable. Even if being comfortable is the 9-5 grind or employment benefits.
Remember - you cannot make someone do something that they don't want to do. And often they don't want to do something because they don't know enough about it.
So is affiliate marketing a business that is legitimate and sustainable?
The low cost of investment and the potential for earning an income (whether it be low, medium or high), makes this an extremely viable business model.
If you can cover your costs, you have a successful business. So your first goal is to do just that. Then you just build on this success into profit.
Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate home base business model that I will continue to promote and enjoy personally.
My favourite quote from Tony Robbins.