Advice for Newbies on WA
Advice for Newbies on WA
My mate, buddy, friend (depending on your culture) Kuya007 recently joined WA and he asked me for some advice. I dropped him a line and thought I would share it in a blog as it may help others.
Advice When I First Joined
I was given the following advice from one of the older hands when I started in January. I hope
do not mind me adding to their excellent blog drawing on my own 4 1/2 month experience. Their blog on this (and many others have motived me) I have had DarrenNicolas advice on my wall & I regularly read it, along with my Vision, goals and objectives.
Darren Nicolas Advice
- The WA training is key. Follow it EXACTLY. DO NOT MISS A STEP. And take your time.
- Ensure the niche you choose is something you are passionate about or are happy researching content.
- This is your journey. Do not compare yourself to others,
- Be patient and persistent, it will take time
- Ask questions. Ask lots of questions. ANYTHING. We have a great community of knowledge within WA that can help you to make daily and good progress.
- Go at your own pace.
- This is your business, change your mindset from it being a hobby, (my blog) it isn`t. It’s your business.
- Believe you can achieve anything you put your mind to. And you will.
- Stay focused
- Never ever give up.
Now this is from Trevor:
A word on other Affiliate Marketing platforms. Other exists. Many are “get rich schemes” (they only make others rich) or worse, possibly scams. I have learnt this over the last few months, its been enlightening reading other people`s sites via the “site comments”.
Landed On My Feet With WA
I really landed on my feet with these guys. Workwise, I have never been happier. This emphases how I think about WA. It makes the point that you really need to remember daily.This is YOUR BUSINESS. Its not a hobby. Treat it like a hobby and you will fail. Treat it seriously like your own business and you WILL succeed.
Other Things I Have Learnt
Other things I have learnt that I would advise now:
Have Clear Objectives
1. Set some clear objectives and have a “vision” for why you are doing it. Place this along with your objectives on your wall or in a place you can read it regularly
Don`t Sign Up To Amazon Too Early
2. Do not sign up to Affiliate programmes, particularly Amazon too early. Wait until your site is reasonably well set up. Once you learn how to drive traffic to your site, then join affiliate programmes. The Commissions with Amazon are now so low, think carefully whether it makes sense for you to join them. Don`t do it too early if you do.
Engage with the Community
3. Engage with the community. If you are worried about confidentiality, you don`t have to give your real name but engaging is REALLY important. Read their questions and blogs. Write your own blogs on the WA platform. This is not your web page, but its great practice and it will hone your writing skills. They have a spell and grammar check in the system.
My First Site
4. I chose XXXX as my site to practice with. I have learnt my skills. I haven`t earnt much in 4 months but I have learnt a lot. I will be branching out soon, kicking Amazon off my site and finding other affiliate programmes to promote. I should have waited, I was too impatient for results. I am now starting to develop another site. But I will continue to write for my first site on a regular basis.
JAAXY Is So Important
5. JAAXY is incredibly important. Become an expert on it.
Choosing Your Niche
6. Take your time deciding on your niche. By all means tell me what you are thinking and I will give you feedback.
7. I did not do the WA “Bootcamp” at first because I wanted to be 100% sure the platform was as good as I read. It is. But I advise you to choose a niche that interests your passion first. Dedicate your time to ONE site. Once it is up, then you can think of another, as I am doing now.
8. Do your research & drafting in blocks of an hour/ hours, treat it like eating an elephant. Your first draft will not be your final. Leave the final draft overnight before publishing.
Folder On Your PC
9. Set your WA folders clearly on your computer.
Blogging on WA
10. Initially I was cautious with blogging in WA and with feedback to comments, but I was wrong. Dive in. Make friends via regularly commenting on their blogs (skim read them) and they will help you more as you go. All of this will motivate you.
11. Limit your time to giving feedback on WA blogs/emails. Remember this is your business, your site should be your priority. I typically do it over coffee in the morning, at lunchtime and at night, usually on my phone. Or if the internet goes down, I spend 10/15 minutes replying via my phone.
A repeat: Follow the training exactly.
12. When you reach the lesson and you start to do web site feedback, do it thoroughly. Give detailed feedback and ask a question to help the site. They in due course will do the same. You can edit poor spelling/grammar in any replies you receive.
13. The more you put into WA, the more you will get out of it.
14. Set up a simple log on Excel to monitor your daily or weekly progress. Here is a summary of mine:
Details of Outgoings US$/Other Currency
Network (no of followers)
Work done e.g. of work done: “Dementia article. 1 WA Training. Pinterest training.” Feedback on 3 sites. 8 hours worked.
Google Analytics Site visits
I hope this helps others.
In summary my friend, we have hit upon an amazing ethical platform and affiliate programme system with brilliant support. If you enjoy it 10% as much as I do, you will LOVE IT. I have never been happier workwise. Ever.
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Have a Great Day Folks. Now go find that new cheese!