I have been involved with Internet marketing for about a year and a half now. I have been making money online for almost a year now. In that time, I have been getting asked lots of questions. I want to clear some things up for everyone and answer any question you may have. This includes making money online, how does internet business work, and anything related to internet/affiliate marketing.
Is it really possible to get started with your own online business for FREE? What will I get as a FREE member?
Yes you can get started doing internet marketing and get started for Free. Keep in mind that this is only to get you started. There will be other costs associated with this and I will go over these costs in a few minutes. You are starting a business and there are costs to run a business.
Here’s how you can get started Free
- Sign up for your Free account at Wealthy Affiliate
- Once you are inside of WA I will be contacting you in the first hour to help you out and get you started down the right path.
- You will get access to over 500 training tutorials and videos
- A 10 lesson course that will get you started on how to make money online.
- 7 days of FREE premium help and support from over 10,000 members including Kyle and Carson
- 2 Free websites that you can use to start making money with right away
- Access to the highest quality tools available anywhere on the internet
By starting out for free you are given the chance to test out the waters to see if you are going to like internet marketing. There is no sense in investing lots of money into this if you aren’t going to enjoy what you are doing.
Do I need to know any coding to build my first website?
No there is no need to know anything about coding when you are building your first website or any website for that matter. You can have a fully functional website up and ready to add content to in 4 easy to follow steps. Once you get more comfortable with building websites, you should definitely try and learn some code.
If you can follow these 4 steps you will be on your way to designing a better life for you and your family. With an online business you can be making money all the time once you learn how it’s done.
Building websites is fun and exciting. What a better way to make money by doing something that you enjoy.
Grab your 2 free websites below and start getting paid for doing something you love for a change.
I don’t have any products to sell can I still create an online business that will be profitable?
I think what I like about this business the most is that you don’t need to have your own products to make money.
There are a few things that you will need and I will list them below.
- Something you are passionate about or a hobby
- A willingness to work on something for a few months without getting paid
- Lots of drive and determination to succeed
- Lots of time and hard work
Did you know that there are currently 2 billion people online everyday that makes purchases online? That is a whole lot of people and they are spending money everyday. If you could only cash in on a small percentage of these people you would be doing very good. Affiliate marketing was started back in 1996 and to this day it is still one of the best ways to make money online.
This is how it works!
You sign up to be an affiliate for big name stores like Amazon, Ebay, Walmart and Target. You start building your website out and creating product reviews. When you joined an affiliate program you were given something called an affiliate link. This is the link that you will use to get paid. When doing a review of a product put your affiliate link at the bottom of the review saying for more information check out Amazon.
Whenever anyone clicks on your affiliate link and buys anything you will get a commission on that sale. That is short explanation for a more in depth answer check out my post on Affiliate marketing
Before you can do any of that I listed above you are going to need:
- First you are going to need a website
- Next you are going to need the right training
- You need to pick a niche that you would like to get started with
After you have all of this you are good to go. You will be on your way to getting your own online business started.
Can I make money using the FREE starter membership?
I get asked this question almost everyday and here is my answer. I have seen several people make money from the starter membership it just takes them 5 times longer then it would if they were a premium member. Yes it is possible, but why would you want it to take longer then it would normally take?
If you can afford it, you should definitely try out the premium membership. It is highly discounted at only $19 for your first month.
Are there any limitations on the Free starter membership after your first 7 days?
You can use your starter membership for as long as you like. There is no time limit on it whatsoever. You will lose access to live chat,your blogs, and the discussions area after 7 days if you don’t upgrade by that time. You will also not be able to comment on any blogs or discussions.
This is a premium feature and you have access to all of this help and support FREE for your first 7 days.
Everything else is still active and you can keep building out your website and you can still access all the training and tools that you started out with.
How long will it take for me to start making money from my website?
This is a hard question to answer because everyone is different. I will tell you though, after my second time of trying to learn all of this I was making money in about 3 months. The first time was just a learning phase for me. After I came back and got to work there was no stopping me this time.
This also depends on lots of other things as well
- How many hours a day you devote to your business
- How passionate you are about your niche
- How much research you are doing before you write about something
- How popular your niche is
- How quickly you pick new skills up
- How much previous knowledge you have of Internet marketing beforehand
Take a look below at a guy who started only 8 days ago and he already made his first sale.
Some people pick this stuff up quick and they are making money within their first month. There are others that take longer to learn how everything works. So how long will it take you to start making money online? I will tell you 1 thing, your very first sale is always the best. When I made my first sale it felt like I hit the lottery that’s how excited I was.
Do I have to be a salesman or have any sales experience?
Absolutely not! I am not a salesman at all I have never sold anything to anyone. The training really does work and it will show you how to market your products to make them an easy sell. It doesn’t matter what age, race, gender, or anything you are. You can learn this if you can follow simple step by step lessons. I will also be there to help you out every step of the way.
Do I need a website to make money online?
No it is possible to make money from using other websites out there. If you are a great writer you could also be a free lance writer and get paid to write articles for people. The long term benefits come from having a website that you can use to create a long term money making business online.
When you have your own website it is something that you own. It’s like your own virtual piece of real estate which will continue to rise in value the more you add to it. So my question to you would be why wouldn’t you want to have a website?
I definitely recommend that everyone has their own website. You can get yours here
When I try signing up for Wealthy Affiliate it says I already have an account which I don’t
This has been happening quite a bit lately and I wanted to add this here so that everyone knows what’s going on here.
There are 2 reasons why this is happening
- Either you are on the same ip address as another WA member (this could happen if you are using someone else’s wi-fi)
- You are trying to sign up to WA using the same computer as another WA member and the system is picking it up as them already having an account.
If neither of these reasons are the case with why you can’t sign up then you should send Kyle(Co owner of WA) an email informing him of the problem and he will definitely hook you up with your own account. Kyle@wealthyaffiliate.com
How much money is it possible to make with affiliate marketing?
Since you are starting your own business the potential for how much money you can make is unlimited. You can have multiple streams of income coming in at all times. Did you know that people spent over 2.2 billion dollars online in 2013? That is a lot of money and it is only going to go up in 2014.
The potential for making lots of money online is unlimited.
It also boils down to a few things
- What niche you are involved in
- How you promote your products and services
- How much commission you earn from the affiliate program you signed up for
- how fast you catch on to new things
- how much people skills you have
- how creative you are and if you can think outside the box
If you can manage to perfect these skills and answer these questions you are in to make lots of money online.
Does the training at WA work and can you really make money at this?
Yes the training works and it is awesome. If you can follow simple directions and are able to complete tasks. You will be on your way to having a very profitable online business. Check out some emails that I get on a daily basis below.
The training can also be used in any niche that you can possibly think of. I just have decided to go with the WA boot camp training and I think it’s the best training I have ever went through. If you are willing to take this seriously and treat it like a real business you could see your inbox filling up with money every day. The main thing you want to stay focused on is helping other people.
If you help people out and give them what they are searching for they will buy from you many, many times.
How do you get paid and how often?
This will vary depending on what affiliate program you decide to join.
The 3 most commons ways for you to get paid are
- Direct Deposit to your bank account
- You will get sent a paper check through the mail
Some affiliate programs pay out every 2 weeks and others only pay out once a month. For more details on exactly when you will be paid check out the affiliate program that you signed up for.
The first 2 options listed above is a free service. If you have decided you would like a paper check you will be charged a small fee for this service. I would suggest you choose either PayPal if you can or direct deposit these are the 2 best ways to get paid.
Is this business legitimate?
Affiliate marketing has been around for almost 20 years now and it’s still the best way to make money on the internet. With all the scams that are out there it makes anything that is related to making money online look like it’s a scam.
I have fell for tons of scams that promise you untold riches in a few days with little to no work involved. There is no such thing out there and the purpose of this website is too help you avoid getting ripped off by these people. I tell you the 100% NO HOLDS BARRED TRUTH in my reviews. I then, let you decide whether a program is worth your time and money based on the information I have given you.
I feel like it’s my job to protect you guys from getting ripped off and show you only the products and services that will help you make money. You can even get started for FREE how cool is that?
If you have been scammed by a make money online program and you would like to tell your story and have me investigate it. I invite you to let me know about it here. I will look into it and do an in depth review of the program so that other people won’t fall victim to it.
Can you help me get started?I am overwhelmed with all this information all at once
I am here if you ever need any help or have any questions for me. I know how it was when I got started. I needed all the help I could get and now I am paying it forward to help you guys out.
If there is any question that I haven’t answered above, then please leave them for me in the comments below. I would be more then happy to answer them for you and help you out. If you have any questions or if you just need a helping hand I am here for you.
Feel free to shoot me an email anytime from my contact page and I will get back to you right away.
Your Friend Scott