Wealthy Affiliate Is Opening A Door For You
The focus of Wealthy Affiliate training is "affiliate blogging" as I see it. It means starting a blog-style website, and promoting affiliate products within the content. That's as narrow of a definition as I can think of.
However, the skills you learn here have much broader uses, and they will open up many doors for you. There are many types of online businesses out there, including:
- Amazon FBA
- local SEO
- drop shipping
Probably more too, but those are just what I could think of off the top of my head.
Themain important skill you learn here, as I see it, is the ability to build a website. That's a huge hurdle for most people who want to start an online business. Most people wouldn't even be able to tell you the difference between a Shopify store and a WordPress blog.
Even if you are not an "expert" website builder right now, the foundations you have can still go a very long way. For example, you currently have access to excellent hosting and know how to log into your website to publish content.
As you move through the training, you're going to learn more useful skills like:
- writing articles
- social media management
- wordpress troubleshooting
- web design
- email marketing
- marketing funnels
As you grow your business, you'll also be (at least in my experience) forced to learn how business works.
- types of business entities
- tax structures
- how to budget
- investing in the future of your business
- business strategy design & implementation
- joint ventures
- customer service
Wealthy Affilaite doesn't teach those things per se, but this is the "open door" I'm talking about.
Wealthy Affiliate Is Like A Incubator For People Starting With No Previous Experience
There are many Wealthy Affiliate members who no longer actually run their affiliate blogs. I've seen some people launch consulting business, or YouTube channels, or even selling their own products online.
Though they are not "affiliate bloggers", they are still online business owners. They still need to be able to run a website and manage their business "in the cloud". Maybe some skills they learned at Wealthy Affiliate, and maybe some skills they learned elsewhere as their interests shifted.
They started at Wealthy Affiliate though!
In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate is a fun, enthusiastic, helpful community of online entrepreneurs which makes it a great startup incubator for folks like myself who want to start a business, but have no formal training.
I started out in 2010 with no marketing degree. No web design skills. No business training. I didn't even have a Facebook account or a smartphone. Now I run a six figure online business worth probably close to a million dollars. Pretty amazing results, right?
That's just part of the picture though.
Now, I feel empowered to move into other areas if I really wanted to. For example, I think cryptocurrenc art is a unique idea I feel like i coulde execute on if I wanted to. I saw this website the other day and think it could be really big in the future. Imagine buying art with a QR code on the back to store your wealth?
Though I have no plans to go into this space right now (I'm also not affiliated with them or advertising either BTW), I just thought it was interesting to see the idea and consider that I could actually do it if I wanted to.
That confidence came from opening the door to online business thanks to Wealthy Affiliate!