My first $700 commission, first $2000 week
I've seen people do these sort of blogs in my time here at WA, they always inspired me but also seemed so far away from where I was and I wondered how on earth they did it and if I ever could. Were they all experts at some complicated marketing, did they have fancy skills with their site, were they paying for premium themes and gadgets, or is it just a 'them and us'?
As it turns out there's many ways to do this online, and the only one common denominator is:
- To keep plodding along in the right direction with the right foundation that you get here to set up your website
- And regarding niche be yourself and use your full skillset.
Where are you in the journey to generating income?
1. Mindset - did you know that people can block money?!
Map: do you know where you are going and are you in the right frame of mind to get there? And if you got there would you hold onto it, or be like the lottery winners who lose their money inside two years because it is not a subconscious 'known' to them...
* My secret weapon here is Mental Bank free video on youtube by George Kappas of hypnosis. edu
Consistency: plodding along, whether high speed or like me screeching along with the handbrakes still on, we all end up at our destination if we just keep going.
*There are many tools you can use to create habits, eg the Mental Bank, or SiteContent goal setting, self hypnosis, journaling.
Skills & Training: I've deliberately divided this into two, because as affiliate marketers we need to know TWO things:
- How to run a website
- Niche mastery
1. Setting up and running a website is absolutely nailed by WA, they make it totally easy for newbies and they are extremely low maintenance, when we've got questions the community here helps out real fast too.
2. As for niche mastery, obviously there are steps to mastery and you need a solid foundation there too whatever niche you choose.
Yes writing is communicating, but you still need something to communicate whether it is something small or big. Feed your knowledge and thoughts. You can't just buy a karate black belt and wear it, well you can but who'd you be kidding, you need to work your way up HOWEVER you can earn every step of the way AND maybe you don't have any desire to be a black belt at all, maybe mastery of the level 1 white belt in your niche is as far as you want to go but we are still talking 'mastery' of whatever level you choose. When it comes to communication and content I like to take it up a notch and say:
People need to have something to communicate, and know what they are saying
Basically isn't it fair enough to expect you to have something to say, ideally resources outside of regurgitating half assed facts from wiki and top ranking websites who may only be top because of clever SEO or advertising dollars and not necessarily merit or value.
Of course it may depend on your niche, it may depend on your dedication to your niche - it is easy to hire people to write, to copy, whatever, but ultimately you get out of it what you put in both in terms of dollars, enjoyment, impact and contribution. In my niche, those big sales sometimes carry very tough questions with them and at times responsibility. But there's plenty of smaller sales to attract too.
Method & Results
So I've been writing blogs here all along on creating quality original content, on using good resources, on helping your audience, and this blog today is showing you the outcome of my focus on knowledge and original sources, doing courses and never copying. The title of this blog follows a progressive sequence now that I look back over the year.
It surprises me I got this result focused more on knowing my niche than even building out my website. I'm still learning lots of things myself both about websites, marketing, and conquering and keeping up with my niche. I also have life issues that tend to take over, like with so many people in here, but I do keep plodding along.
Niche Mastery + Marketing = $$$ More Dollars!!
My experience is when you are really passionate and knowledgeable about your niche then very targeted people tend to find you - even without a large content output, without fancy SEO, without all the usual marketing extras and tweaks
However master the training here at WA and combine it with niche mastery and those two things together will make way more than any one of them by themselves.
Ideally I'd like to be a black belt in both my niche and the website/marketing end of things - currently I'm stronger in my niche, whereas many people in here are stronger in marketing, and then many other people don't seem to realize there are two belts. So whatever level / colored belt you choose to master in your niche or in marketing at least get off the ground in your niche ;)
Update: please notice the featured image says 'study', and stop asking to see my site as I've already told you I'm an expert in my niche and all I have is the basic training, free theme, kyle's basic advice...it is expertise that speaks in my niche, not copying - all my blogs say Do Not Copy, so please don't ask to copy me, be yourself