Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas Conference 2019 - 5 Things That I Learned
I have just published the WA Las Vegas Conference Video + Pictures here.
As I promised in my previous posts, I’m going to share with you some of the key takeaways that I learned myself from the Vegas WA Conference.
I hope you’ll find this helpful and valuable so be sure to read through and leave your thoughts below :)
1.Literally Anybody Can Succeed Online
I already mentioned this in my previous Vegas post.
All the super affiliates, Kyle and Carson are just ordinary people.
In many discussions with other members we came to a conclusion that literally anyone can succeed online.
There are endless opportunities and just by doing the right things over and over again, you’ll start getting results.
I really want to drill this into your mind :)
So often we thing that it's possible for others but not for yourself.
I'm 100% convinced that you can do it. You can make a life-changing income online and achieve all your dreams and much, much more.
2.There Are Many Paths to Make It
There isn’t only 1 way to make a life-changing income online. There are many ways and you need to choose yours.
Here are a few examples:
- Some focus on getting traffic organically through Google SEO
- Others prefer creating YouTube videos
- PPC (Pay-Per-Click marketing) is also a great strategy because it gives faster results.
- For making sales, you can directly promote products on your website or collect emails and market to your list.
- Some write 5 shorter posts per week while other person writes only 1-2 very long (+5,000-10,000 words) per week
Kyle’s step-by-step training focuses on the Google SEO and publishing tons of content to your site. That's great.
However, there are also other strategies as you have probably seen in other training modules here and online in general.
I think that the key is that you become master at what you are doing and don’t jump from one strategy to another. Stick to 1 proven strategy and make it work.
There are many paths to success also in the other sense.
Most of the ultra successful people that I personally know, say that conferences the best investments in their lives have been business conferences.
Many of those people even say that every $1 they’ve invested in conferences have paid $100 in return.
But I heard that Kyle & Carson don’t usually go to conferences at all (despite this WA conference of course but it’s a bit different). I was very surprised because that was the opposite what I had heard from others.
Again, there are many paths to succeed.
3.Don’t Listen to 1 Mentor Only
You may have noticed that when you ask for advice, person A suggests you a different strategy than persons B and C.
Somebody said that he asked for advice from Kyle, Jay & Carson for the same issue and they all gave him as different advice.
That may feel confusing for sure…
In my own opinion, it’s good to gather information from many reliable sources and make your decision based on that.
And then again, stick to that path and make it work.
Eventually, you are in charge of your business and you have the responsibility to make things work.
There are many great teachers to learn from but you shouldn’t blindly follow just 1.
For example, the reason I got to Vegas was that I started focusing on the email marketing. My sales started going up as a result of that.
Instead of directing people from my website to WA, I let them sign up to my email list and then from there to WA.
Now I got a suggestion from one of the Experts in Vegas that I should send them directly to WA to get more referralrs.
However, I was doing it before and it wasn’t working that well. If I would follow that advice, it would most likely backfire.
In my opinion it's better for you as an affiliate is better to have your own email list because if some affiliate program collapses, you still have those emails and that’s a huge asset.
Some people say that building the list is everything. Others say it shouldn't be your main focus...
Again, don't follow just 1 teacher. Gather information and choose the best path for you.
4.Outsourcing Is the Key to Scaling
Of course at the beginning most of us start by doing all the work by ourselves.
We don’t have much capital or knowledge to outsource when we’re getting started.
However, once your online business starts generating you a consistent income and you want to take it to the next level a natural path is to start outsourcing tasks.
You have only 24 hours in a day and when you sleep 7 of them, you have only 17 hours left.
You can't get extremely much done just by yourself. Things may start getting overwhelming at some point.
One of the ‘easiest’ and the most natural things for us to outsource is content writing.
Let’s say that the value for your working hour is $50-100 and somebody will do the same work for you for $5-20 per hour, that’s a wonderful deal for you.
In addition, we have the huge opportunities to outsource work also by using freelancers from third-world countries such as the Philippines and other countries in the SE Asia.
There are tons of talented individuals and the cost of living is WAY lower over there.
I was living in Vietnam in a hotel for just $400/month including a big breakfast, laundry, cleaning, etc.
I have friends in the Philippines who earn $200-300/month and +$500/month for them would be a great salary.
Just a few examples to illustrate that you don’t need to pay someone a lot if you want to get the work done.
5.In Order to Succeed BIG, You Must Work A LOT. PERIOD.
I have never met a highly successful person who doesn’t work hard.
Most ultra successful people love what they’re doing and don’t mind working long hours.
I asked from Kyle, “If you would need to mention only 1 thing why you are so successful, what would it be?”
Kyle started pondering and replied with a little smile something like, “Well, I think it’s that you just need to work often until 1 am.”
We probably don’t need to take it literally but you can still get the message that. If you want to be really successful, you need to work hard and make sacrifixes.
If you just want to make a living with affiliate marketing, it can be relatively easy once you get the ball rolling.
After you’ve reached some income level, you could basically just work less than 10 hours per week and maintain your income.
Or perhaps even less if you’re outsourcing everything to the other people. But in order to get to that point requires work.
Also, if you want to become really successful like Kyle or any other highly successful individual, 10 hours per week is not going to be enough in the long run.
If you want to become exceptionally good, you need to work very hard for it. Results aren’t going to come by pushing a magic button or with a "4-hour work week mentality".
It also depends on your goals. If your goal is to make a living with affiliate marketing, that requires less work than making a fortune.
Personally, my goal is to become at least as successful as Kyle & Carson in the future so I definitely need to be working hard.
Now I'd like to hear from you!
What do you think about these 5 takeaways? Do you agree/disagree?
Which ones resonate with you?
What ideas would you add to these?
Let us know in the comments below! :)
Greetings from Miami
Roope "Always Learning" Kiuttu
PS. I will still make 1 Vegas post where I just share you my Vegas video + pictures.
If your goal is to make it to Vegas next year, that will help you to visualize things happening for you already.
So, stay tuned :)
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