My journey to wealthy Affiliate

 

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My journey to wealthy Affiliate university, and some few basic principles I want to share with all (young) aspiring entrepreneur

A few months ago I change my job as a customer services in a golf club to a new company as an IT coordinator, this scared the hell out of me and I was bit lost, not sure what I should do next…But I did know one thing, I am planning not to work for anybody again in the future.

This is the moment where I realized I needed to start my own business, but there was one problem…I had no idea where to start.

I didn’t have enough money to start a traditional business So realizing I was stuck, I decided to jump on Google and search around for different ideas I could do for free (or low-cost).

But nothing really stuck out to me, until I came across a YouTube channel run by a guy call Greg Kononenko Caffeinated Blogger, on how to make $100 in a day online as a complete beginner and in this video he talked about some side hustles you could Start and make money online he also talked about things’ that were completely new to me.

Topics like:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Drop shipping
  • click bank

· SEO…

And several other things’ I’d never heard of before, but they all had one common thread…

I could work from anywhere and make money at all times of the day, even as I slept.

Now obviously this was something that really pulled me in, as everybody wants the freedom these methods provide…

But that was the problem, it all sounded great and I didn’t know where to start.

This made me go on another round of research, trying to see what methods other people have used in the past…

And that’s when I found exactly what I was looking for, another YouTube video from Greg Kononenko talking about how he’d made over $25,124 in passive income.

After watching that video and click his link below that video which leads me to wealthy affiliate and seeing his success, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do…

So that night I began putting together everything he mentioned.

I sign up at wealthy affiliate and

I started off by finding my target niche

Then I bought my domain…

Then I created my website…

And finally, I signed up for promoting wealthy affiliate link giving me everything I needed to start making money online

The next couple of days, my journey began

I woke up every morning for work as usual, as I was excited about my new venture

And as all the pros told me to do, I started off by making my website look better.

It took me a couple of days to decide, to go for premium membership before thinking about what I was going to do next, but once I finally did I realized I had no idea what to do.

I was following all the advice I could find…

And confident I was doing everything I needed to do, so after a little of thought, I realized there was only one thing I could do…

Work harder.

For the last few weeks, I kept on watching the online videos tutorial at wealthy affiliate along with working on my website and even though I was on the brink of burnout this entire time

I was happy I’d stuck with it and even more excited to see my result that my website got index by google just less than two weeks

Two days later I started going back on google to search some reviews about wealthy affiliate and I came across several videos and articles which that talks good about the university and that had gotten me to this point, trying to figure out if there was something I missed and after pouring through each of these videos and articles, dissecting every word to see if there was anything I missed…

I had to finally face the harsh reality, this wasn’t going to work for me. Not as soon as I needed it to anyway.

Scared, broke and not sure what to do…

I jumped back on the google to search and started looking for other ways of making money online. I really didn’t know what I was looking for and had some vague searches at first, but then after an hour of aimlessly wandering around…

I came across an article explaining how the biggest problem aspiring entrepreneurs face is that they don’t understand the principles of online business. Really wasn’t sure what it was talking about at first, but as I continued to read on…

I started to see some things’ that made sense.

Things like:

  • How most people focused on outdated tactics, not timeless principles…
  • How very few people have the “micro-skills” to properly start a business, something none of the “gurus” ever talk about…

· And most importantly, how most people skipped over building a foundation. A simple misstep that makes it nearly impossible to succeed online, and if you do — then it’s usually short-lived

Now, this made sense to some extent, but at the same time…It really didn’t.

But it all came down to one thing I needed.

Learn the timeless principles of business that worked for hundreds of years, including:

  • Human psychology
  • Positioning
  • Niches
  • Funnels

· Etc…

it said once you learned these principles, then you had to find a way to deliver them. After getting through about human psychology, positioning and niches I knew I’d made the right choice.

Why?

Because in these 3 things’ I’d learned more about “real-life” business than I did in school

Instead of focusing on things’ that didn’t matter, like reverse supply chain diversification and profit margins, we focused on important things’ in business — like:

  • Why people actually buy things’
  • How to sell to a large audience, without ever picking up the phone or even physically talking to them

· How to create a passive stream of income that generates revenue at all times of the day with automation, allowing you to make money without paying salaries…

And a bunch of other things’ that I wish I would’ve come across months before.

Some basic things’ that every (young) aspiring entrepreneur must learn about. Start small and grow

It’s human nature for us to seek out the easiest method providing the fastest results (what some refer to as “cocaine” brain And that’s not always a bad thing, but at the same time — it usually does more harm than good.

What do I mean?

Well, let’s go back to my story for example.

I loved the idea of affiliate marketing as it was the easiest way for me to make $1 Million and I didn’t think it’d take a long time to do.

I feel like an idiot for thinking this now, but I was seriously convinced that it was going to happen…And that’s just one of the million examples showing how dangerous these get-rich-quick schemes can be, but on top of that…

It gives us WAY too much confidence as we think we’ve found our way out (eg bitcoin). Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of “cutting the line” and do this whenever I can…But at the same time, I’ve studied enough psychology to understand that we need small wins along the way to keep going.

Say what?

Well, whenever we don’t see results relatively soon…It’s really hard to find the motivation to keep going. We instantly think we’ve made a mistake and need to cut our losses…

Which is a surefire way to fail, and that’s why I think it’s extremely important to find something you can start making money in right away (or at least soon).

This not only provides motivation to keep going, but it also gives you some extra funds to try out all those tools you’ve been eye-balling.

The takeaway:

Don’t go for the home run right away, and instead — find something you can start seeing results in relatively soon.

This is one of the many reasons why I advise affiliate marketing, as it’s not that hard to learn and you can do it from anywhere and trust me, there’s plenty of entrepreneurs out there looking for help in these fields (making it very easy to get started) especially at wealth affiliate university

Don’t take the leap

One of the absolute worst things’ anybody can tell you is to “take the leap”.

This advice is usually justified with some sort of “focus” rationale, saying how you’ll only expedite your results when giving it 100% focus…But here’s what they don’t tell you, very few people are able to get results when they’re under an immense amount of stress.

This is something I’ve really noticed after teaching students web development and graphic design because the ones under a lot of stress will always burn through the material and miss out on 50% of the important details…

Where students who kept their jobs and learn on the side always succeed, because they’re not having a constant panic attack and actually take the time to learn everything.

The takeaway:

Trust me, I hate jobs and never want to see anybody sacrifice precious years of their life doing something they don’t want to do…

But at the same time, I also know taking the leap is actually a slower option (for most) as it puts you under constant stress and forces you to make mistakes.

P.S. On a side note, this is another reason why I encourage (young) aspiring entrepreneurs how to learn more about online marketing

As they can easily make a full-time living working 20 hours a week (online marketing generally pays 3–4x more), giving them more time while keeping the stress away — a win-win for any (young) aspiring entrepreneur.

Focus on principles, not tactics

Don’t focus on what (emails), focus on why it works (reciprocity, breaking down false beliefs, decompression zone).

And this is something many people don’t know, but these are the same principles used for webinars, sales letters, and FB funnels…

Showing that the tactic really doesn’t matter as there’s always more than one way, but you have to understand the principles in order to execute.

The takeaway:

Every “tactic” has an underlying principle.

Affiliate marketing works because people trust the person giving advice, not because they put a hyperlink in the right place…

SEO works because Google ranks the best content at the top, not because you have the fastest site speed or most images…

FB Ads work (for e-commerce) because they’re giving a reason to buy (eg.e. discount or free plus shipping), not because FB Ads are the godsend everybody is looking for…

Copywriting works because you’re able to understand the underlying psychology of things’ and show people how your product (or service) can help them reach their goals, not because it’s a bunch of fancy words that make you sound smart…

And I could go on forever, but I hope you get the hint. Always try and figure out why it works, because once you do…

Things get easy after that.

Choose something you’re interested in

A couple of months ago I had a friend reach out to me saying he was going to start an online business.

I was glad to see he was interested in a side hustle and told him I’d provide any advice I could…

But when I asked what he was going to sell, I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off.

Why?

because it’s something he enjoyed (or even had a vested interest in, like having a kid) — but he chose it because he thought it was the most profitable.This might’ve been the case; I didn’t even take a second to look at it…But guess how long his business lasted?

few weeks, and it wasn’t because of profitability or sales either…It was because he hated it and couldn’t do it any longer.

The takeaway:

Don’t think about what you “should” do, think about what you “want” to do. Starting a business takes A LOT of time and energy, and if you don’t like what you’re doing — then well, you’re probably not going to last long.

Learn copywriting

So I obviously have a biased opinion with this…But after studying the greats and seen some success stories about it I truly think copywriting is the most important skill any online entrepreneur must have.

Why?

Well, there’s the “business side of things’” …

Like:

  • Creating an ad copy that gets people to click and keeps your costs low…
  • Putting scripts together for videos, explaining your message exactly how you want to…
  • Being able to create blog articles that go viral (and attract more clients)
  • Crafting sales funnels that sell at all times of the day (getting sales as you sleep)

· And putting together a sales letter that makes people practically begging to work with you…

5 things’ that every entrepreneur either needs to know or have $5K (minimum) on hand to pay a decent copywriter. Then, on the other hand, there are the micro-skills…

And don’t get me wrong, I think the business side is extremely important, but for me personally, I think the micro-skills provide a lot more benefit. And what are these micro-skills?

Some of my favorites are:

  • Understanding your target market and identifying their needs…
  • Know how to talk to a certain segment, showing that you understand their pains and how you can solve them…

· Knowing “why” people buy, and how you can fit your product (or service) into that why…And everything else a business owner needs to know, even if you don’t want to become world class at it (because “good enough” is better than most others out there)

The takeaway:

Most people don’t realize this, but copywriting is a lot more than writing.

It’s understanding how to talk to your target market, create words that sell (at all times of the day)…

After seeing a couple of success stories I can confidentially say that every entrepreneur needs to have at least a small understanding of this…

Because if you don’t, it’s easy to get lost and blow a lot of money with no results.

Long story short…

Don’t follow the crowd, because if you do — you’ll screw yourself over.

Understand “why” things’ work, start small, eliminate risks…

And you’ll reach your goals a lot faster

P.S. if you want to learn more about starting an online business as a side hustle? Check this out

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