The Best Affiliate Marketing Programs are Not Always on Amazon

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Best Affiliate Marketing Programs Today

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Knowledge is power and without it, success will not be on the horizon anytime soon.   Yes, many of those guru guys with the fancy sites ( called capture pages) will tell you how easy it is, but they are just looking for your money.  They are not helping you find the best affiliate marketing programs or how to go about learning how or where.  How long have you been trying to do an online business?  How’s that going for you?

Let me ask you this, If you had a place to learn everything you needed about marketing online businesses would you still be where you are today?  Do you know where the best affiliate marketing programs can be found?  I didn’t but now I do.

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As more and more Big Box stores enter the online marketing trend they offer some of the best programs to people like you and me.  And I am not talking just Amazon anymore.  What do you think is going to happen as this trend continues?  I see a couple of things taking place and some have already made the front page!

Three categories  I have noticed more of or perhaps I should say stood out more than the rest are ‘Online Gaming Anything’ ‘Fashion & Jewelry’ ‘Health & Anti-Aging’.   And digital is also HUGE!

What Is a Niche in Affiliate Marketing Programs?

Those trends above, are called a Niche market.   A niche is a target audience looking for a particular product or service.  An example would be one of the above.  Say, Anti-aging products.  That would be a pretty broad market but you could break it down.   OR you could leave it broad and target more types of products for different needs.  Your niche should also be something you love to share or chat about with others or is just a passion you have and are somewhat knowledgeable in. If not, no fear here as you can do some research and share different products within that Niche Target.   It is a process that can be learned easily with the right guidance.

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It is really simple and the best explanation I have ever heard was from Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate.  ” A niche is simply a group of people looking for what you have to offer”  Not nearly as difficult as some would have you think.


What is seriously epic and missing in Affiliate Marketing is learning how to do it properly and for the best value, you can get.  I have tried several marketing programs thinking it was what I needed but I was wrong………that is, until I came across one that is seriously solid.

That shout out goes to Wealthy Affiliate!   The costs are 0 to under $50.00 and you can remain Free as long as you need too.  You will still learn all the basics and can have, not just one, but two websites.   Yup, Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best online program with everything you need to learn for less than anything I have seen yet.

Not only does the Wealthy Affiliate University teach you everything in a step by step easy to follow training program but they offer you an opportunity to earn some money as an affiliate of their program.  It actually pays one of the higher commissions online.  PLUS an added benefit is, they have two other resources you can be earning from as well.


Where Are the best affiliate marketing programs?

Most people who come online in search of a home business are not familiar with smaller company’s they become associated with and earn decent commissions.  Most think Amazon.  Nothing wrong with that thinking!  Amazon is well known and you can easily get a link to share products.

If there is a downside to Amazon or any other large company, Wayfair is a good example.  You need a lot of traffic for those like Wayfair and even Amazon.  If you have no sales in 90-180 days you will lose your affiliation.  I see this happening a lot more than you would think and that is because you are encouraged to use Amazon over smaller companies.  Makes sense to me…all the advertising is done for you…

I strongly encourage you to do a bit of your own research once you have a product or products you want to market.    See if you can find companies you can become directly affiliated with.   Trust your own instinct and do your own homework rather than just listening to what others tell you to do.

Questions you might be asking are is it a load of Dung, or can I really make the extra money I am looking for?  And if it is the truth ( it is  ) I don’t know how or where to do this, can I make it work?  
What is the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners and who can be an affiliate marketer?  Can I, me, the newbie really make money?

The other thing I see all over the internet and social media sites are those headlines telling you that you can make 10’s of thousands of dollars in affiliate marketing!   You actually can, just not Every Day of Every Week without knowing anything!

I know, everyone claims they are the best thing since sliced bread, they will do it all for you, ……and that you will be making a boatload of cash from your computer in just days.  Not gonna happen!   That is more than a slight over exaggeration!!   Would you believe that I live in an igloo and I have WiFi and T.V.?  Then don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.  Well, with one exception…ME!  You knew that was coming, didn’t you?  I am telling it as it is and even after being informed that I should not tell the truth.  You want to hear that it is easy and you can do this in your sleep.

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You can make a decent living in affiliate marketing but you are not going to be earning $10,000.00 in a week.  It does not happen that way.  You are not going to be that little unknown person writing blogs who becomes an overnight sensation!   It takes time, learning, and dedication.  Then and only then it can work!  If it was as easy as they tell you it is and you can do this in your sleep don’t you think everyone would be successful?

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You could eventually make $10,000 a month. That is reasonable.  It will take focus, patience and a little help from your friends.




The Big Fairytale

The TREND part here is telling the fairy tale! Big Shot Marketers from Prior Big Shot Company’s teaching you to do the same Big Shot kind of Stuff.  Affiliate Marketing is becoming VERY well known, and yes it really works but be very cautious of these bad boy types as they try and jump on the gravy train.   Caution is Advised!

Affiliate Marketing is one of the most real and down to earth ways to make a living online.  Today, more so than ever before we are seeing people who are retiring soon, are retired, or due to health issues cannot work outside of their homes looking for ways to earn some extra money.   I didn’t like being led down the garden path that led to nothing but empty pockets and I sure don’t want that to happen to you or anyone you know!

It is hard enough to come to terms with the fact that there is not enough money in the living longer part due to circumstances or poor planning without having more added on.  You may have had your career snapped out from under you due to unforeseen health issues.  There are a number of circumstances that could be why you are searching for a way to make that money.

I have had a desire to help change that for as many people as possible.  To guide you away from those people that I swear would throw their grandmother under a bus if it meant another dollar in their pocket.

If I sound mad or angry or frustrated it is because I am.  The good news is more of you are seeing the truth and actually making a real living now.  No more chasing dreams.  It is a reality.  Your reality.

I want to say thanks for stopping by today and if you are in a sharing kind of mood I  would love to hear from you.  So how about you make my day better than it already is with a share or a comment.  I can turn the keyboard over to you if you would do that.  I check often and I promise I will get back to you.  Heck, you can even put in your comment you would like to touch base via email with questions if you like.  The comments box is just below and my social icons are somewhere about on my site.  They are usually found off playing somewhere.  Behavior issues you know. 


Have an Awesomely awesome kind of day!





Merry C

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Best Online Marketing Tips in 2018 are Here!

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The Best Online Marketing Tips Are Simple

The best online marketing tips that make money are not what you are told!   You can market just as well as some of the best ‘guru’ types if you have

  • knowledge
  • use affiliate marketing
  • have a product or niche first
  • get on board with Google
  • people looking for what you have

The trick is, you need to learn how first.   What You don’t need is some fancy ‘Automated Traffic Machine’ to trick your visitors into joining you nor do you need a lot of money to get started.  You don’t even need some hot-shot ‘funnel system’ that takes your contacts for a real spin then spits them out in the end.  Nope.  Not at all.   You just don’t need any tricks.  I think being honest is your best policy, but I have been told that is not one of the best online marketing tips to follow.

Whaa’t??  You see, it goes like this.  We, you and I, have been told these silly stories for so long that we expect to be told how easy it is, how anyone can do it and you don’t even need a website, and the best is how much money you will make in your sleep.  I fell for it.  I thought that was the way of the Internet!  Wow, did my eyes get opened up in hurry…well, actually my bank account got ‘it’ first!!

So, perhaps being honest is not what you want to hear, but you need too.  I didn’t find my way until after the damage was done.  Wouldn’t you rather see the truth and some transparency before failing 100 times?  Let’s do the ‘assume thingy’ and I will give you the best online marketing tips I could find and then YOU make the decisions.  Sound fair?

My Best Online Marketing Tips in Random Order:


  1.  Traffic
  2.  Products or an idea
  3.  A website.
  4.  Keyword knowledge
  5.  SEO ( you don’t need to know this to use it properly)
  6.  Social Media

It does not have to be complicated or automated when you first start…….maybe not ever.  That depends on your budget and time!  You do need some type of Strategy but we can simplify that here and now.  The other truth is in Affiliate Marketing your budget will stay intact.  Time will be your biggest cost.  Just follow what is the best for you in terms of learning and cost.

Strategy Part A.    (Who) = Traffic 


  1.  WHO to Market to or who you want to attract to YOU
  2. Identify their Needs and how you can address those
  3. How you will Be Mr.or Mrs. FIX IT to offer a solution to #2

By the way, all of the above #1, #2, #3 are called a niche in the simplest form to understand.

Strategy Part B.    (Keywords)

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This is one awesome tool and is available to anyone as well as using the Google Search and what I love using as well is Squirrly SEO.  Click and you will see a post on this topic if you would like more verification.

How Do You Use Keyword Tools?

  1.  Use Keyword research phrases similar to what you offer.
  2.  Google, Ubersuggest, and Jaaxy Jaaxy will offer you 30 searches for free then upgrade.
  3.   Use 10 of the best search phrases and do posts that relate
  4.   Your target market will find You!

When writing your posts or articles do not use keywords just anywhere.  Make sure they fit into your post in the proper places.  Your keywords are really important in your Title or Heading and in the first and last paragraph according to SEO advice.  You can use other keywords throughout your post which may relate as well.  Also, use any external links sparingly.  Your readers nor Google wants to see ‘sales y’ links all over your post or keywords that do not fit with your topic.

Linking to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest can do a lot for sharing USEFUL INFORMATION as well and bringing people back to your site.  Just remember it can be quite the distraction no matter how focused you think you are.  When doing this you should have a business page set up so you won’t be annoying or end up in Facebook Jail!

Use in a Positive Way

Keeping You Visitors Attention

You want to catch your reader’s attention and keep it throughout your post so find some good images that relate to your post and make it a little more fun.  Also, do not use too many links to your affiliate site if you are promoting one.  As an example, my choice for marketing information and training is Wealthy Affiliate.   I would put a link perhaps in the middle of my content and another at the end.  If you crowd your page with too many links and banners it is going to look like spam to any visitors.

You will know when it is a link if it is highlighted.  That is the norm but then again you can also use pictures or banners.  The red Wealthy Affiliate is indeed a link to the best place on the Internet to learn and grow a successful business.

As much as we are led to believe that we need a high converting ‘LEAD CAPTURE PAGE’ it is not always necessary.  It is used to capture information for leads or visitors.  Necessary perhaps for some things just not something to worry about at the beginning of your Affiliate Marketing.

You would be probably be paying for these types of pages if you don’t know how to set it up yourself and then you need a contact form and an Autoresponder to go with it. This is all extra $$ and entirely not necessary as you get up started.  Remember simple is key and the budget has to be there so don’t get more than you really need to start.  This is very important information and can save you time and money.  Starting small saves you $$ later.

Who are Your Readers/Visitors to your Site?

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These are the people looking for what you have to help them make a decision or a purchase.  Concentrate more on who your market is and your content.  You want to capture their interest and help them to solve a problem.  This is what affiliates do.  You do not pay or purchase products and it does not cost you anything to become affiliated with a company.  You will want to review a product (s) and compare prices.  Offering this type of personal touch is always better than an automated SYSTEM!  Think about how you felt the last time you landed on a big fancy capture page, no real information just that hard sale!!



Below is where I found the most help from within the community, an opportunity to test for free, and training that was easy to implement and understand.  Everything is laid out in black and white for you.  What you see is what you get!  After trying several others before I found this I do know this is one system the owners Kyle and Carson should be very proud of!  Boom!

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It is FREE to try without the required CC first.   No time limit like most have for the FREE to End.  You can stay free and you even get two free websites.  Pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself.  I am pretty happy to be there……….Actually, a LOT happy!!  There is one awesome feature/gift that is offered in your first week only.  It is a choice that only you can make but trust me, it is worth doing.

I have seen and met people from all over the globe who are making steady affiliate incomes.  Some as high as $5,000.00 + a month.  When this is happening, and there are thousands of members something is being done right opposed to the others.  Longevity = success.


I Would love to hear from you!  Do you have a question or a thought to share?  I check in often so will be sure to get back to you.  And guess what?  I don’t have an automated system so you will hear from me and only me.  Looking forward to sharing more and offering help should you need some.

Have an Awesome Day!

Merry C.

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Fast Easy Money Online is Yours Today!

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I know that seems a little harsh but I keep seeing this kind of nonsense all day long and the only fast easy money online is the green stuff those people behind all the false headlines are making!!

Yes, it is a pet peeve of mine…you guessed that right on the nose.  That probably means you are no stranger to this or you are new to finding an online business that you could do that is the real deal and not some made up fast easy money online story.

I was in both of those situations and believe me I know how easy it is to get ‘sucked in’ for lack of a better way to say it.  We all want to believe these people.  I mean their words seem so sincere…awesome copywriters…and the Internet is fast paced so why couldn’t you earn just as quickly.


The Truth to Fast easy Money online today

Here is the truth.  Some people have genuinely made money pretty quickly online so that is not unheard of.  BUT, those people have a lot of knowledge about how to build a website, do a landing page, SEO, marketing, social media and the list goes on.  Do you have that knowledge?  The majority do NOT.  I didn’t and I fell hard and lost more than I had to spend.  Same story, different day for way too many of you!

And that is why what I would like to do today is be a guiding hand that shows you the best routes to take to find success.  But, before we begin, so much will depend on your knowledge of:

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  • The computer
  • Building a Website
  • Finding a Niche

And those are just some very basic things.   SO EVEN having some knowledge will help because you have that basic understanding, but what I am talking about is being just a teensy bit more knowledgeable than that.  And you know, if you think about it, this is what those people rely on so heavily.  The fact that so many do not have the knowledge they need is how they sell you on the fast easy money online routine!

What happens here is so many get lost very quickly and realize they are in way over their heads!  Not only does this play a huge roll in self-confidence flying out the window, but trying to get your money back and cancel any memberships can be a tedious affair.  Most sites are pretty good about that now as their reputation with the e-commerce providers is higher and more at stake than their public reputation.  But it is still a pain while you wait and see if they will honor their word.


What You need to be on the look-out for


I am going to keep this simple and direct as that is the best way I have found when it comes to a trust thing.  

#1.  Are there more ‘shiny objects’ ( this is a syndrome so many of us have had) than simplicity.  Is the page you landed on going on and on and on like Uncle Lester does about his war stories?  Are there stories of loss and failure and living on the street until they were rescued?  

#2  They offer a trial period for a low price of say $7.00 or free for a time period BUT and this is huge my friend…they want you to put your credit card information in advance!!  

#3.  As you move thru the purchase cycle you are offered one, two, and then three more options to spend more money, because you need this to really succeed at a higher rate of speed!  This is what is called an ‘Up-sell’.  

Your role in the online home business arena

Yes, you do play a huge role in all of this and you do have to be responsible.  I know, we don’t like to be hauled up on the carpet but if you want to see some sort of success or find where you can learn this is *****important!

Really pay attention to what you are reading BEFORE you make any decisions.  One you could possibly miss something that is crucial to you having success.  I see this every day where people who are new to this online business world have missed some key points.  

This tells me they are either ‘skim reading’ or not paying attention to what it is that is required of them to be successful.  I am part of a community and training platform where the training is not only very clear and concise but also points out what you will need to do and the steps you need to take to get started.

Once you know you cannot cry foul play or anything when it comes to fast easy money online

If you miss the target folks, especially when it is crystal clear on what it is you get and for what and how much you need to do to reach that level of success you need to take responsibility for the part you played or didn’t play if that fits.  

I know that feels harsh but please trust me here.  If you can take responsibility for your role in your choices and actions or lack of, you will be that much closer to success and be saying goodbye for good to easy fast online money ideas that just don’t work.  The truth is they never did and they never will.  Are there ways around this?  You bet.

Set your goals higher

There is a really fun saying that some of you may know or have heard before.  It is “Go Big or Go Home” and that certainly applies to setting goals and dreams.  The first thing you need to do is ask yourself how much money would I be happy earning monthly?  How much money would I be over the moon happy earning?  

NO!!  Don’t even think that!  Just think about what might be and what would you be seriously happy with.  I like to set my goals a little higher than I know I could reach right away, but not so high that it would be insanely impossible to do!  Here is an example of what I mean:

You have just started training for a new career in sales and marketing.  You know you are good in sales but you do not know your new market yet.  You set one lofty goal of $2,000.00 a week and those over the moon happy goals are triple that!  Remember, you are new to this market and you have a lot to learn.  You Do Not Know What is Involved.

Can you honestly say that you believe these goals are going to be reachable in a short period of time?  Probably not.  Sorry   I know, I know!  All those books tell us to just put out the biggest goal targets ever!  Don’t worry about whether you can achieve this or not, just write it down!   

Here is where it gets interesting.  If your goals are too low there is no challenge to push yourself to higher ground.  If your goals are totally unattainable, you risk quitting on you and your dreams.  What about a more modest goal to start out with and then when you achieve that first goal you set it one step higher?  

To back this up here is another goal target and this was mine so I can tell you honestly it did work.  I was working on a monetary goal for this one but it can be any kind of goal.   On my day sheet calendar, I wrote down in very small letters for only my eyes to see, $100.00.  My target goal was $3,000.00 a month.  Did I expect this to happen right away?  No, most definitely not.  Did I expect it to work at some point?  Yes, I most certainly did.  And I just kept writing it down.  Once I started to see my daily goals being reached I then and only then increased that daily goal to $150.00.

Can you see where and how this can work for you?  Can you see how this could lead to more rather than less or plain just giving up?  I hope so because it can and does happen and not just for me.   When you believe in you and when you have a dream that yes, is bigger than you, and you set realistic targets you can make it happen.

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Your Goals are done so what comes next?

Here is where once again you need to be responsible. Nine key points to address.  

  • How much knowledge do you have about getting started online?
  • Do you have enough to set out on your own and build an online business?  Awesome if you do! 
  • Do you have a niche all picked out?  ( WHAT IS A NICHE??? )
  • Do you have enough money set aside for at least 6 months? ( no free is not forever )
  • Where will you host your site? 
  • Is this going to be an authority post with you as an affiliate? 
  • Or, will you be doing a drop shipping style business? 
  • Who will host your website? 
  • Do you have your own domain name?

We have reached a crucial point in deciding which way to go.  Up, down or sideways.  Up would be recognizing what you don’t know and finding out where to learn.  Down is over and out and I am so sorry I scared you today.  Sideways is yup, you have the basics down and you want to choose a different path.  One that still has a learning curve but width basic understanding is being done every day.

It once again comes down to you and your choices.  Here is a post which opens up another possibility for anyone going sideways!    It is a clearer understanding of Drop Shipping and the costs which could be incurred.  There are other routes but this shows two of the most popular as far as researching goes.

Now let’s address that first one.  Up!  When you don’t want to go anywhere else this is where you go.  Don’t let your fears get in the way of action.  Sometimes in life, we just have to dig in and go for it.  Simple as that and here is where you can make that happen.  No, it will not be overnight and it will not be easy money…but it is happening for many so I encourage you to have a look.  It will be worth every minute.

Straightforward and simple approach to what works and the steps you need to take to make it happen.  Doesn’t get much better than this!  Here is what you can expect to see.

  1.  No CC required to join
  2.  2 Free Websites 
  3.  Free is a forever free choice.  Yes, it will be more difficult but it is being done.
  4. One only upgrade offered EVER and all for less than $2.00 per day ( by choice )
  5. Free hosting with your upgrade and up to 25 websites
  6. Training and community support is 24/7 members extra training for you.

What I loved the minute I stepped foot into this platform’s backend was the obvious sincerity of every member.  With rules in place, you can rest assured there are no underlying reasons people reach out to welcome you and offer help and support.  I have been on many and I always found that there was another reason people were saying hello.  Yes, it was to promote their own business to me or their MLM or direct sales offers.  That will not and does not happen here.  What a breath of fresh air.

And of course, as we all know, or should know by now when you come online to do a home business it is about making money.  So why would we even think for a minute in time that there would be no costs involved for us to make a boatload of cash?  Why do we expect others to do all the work for us for Free?  Oh, I know!  It is because for as long as I can remember we have been told that it is free easy money online for anyone!  Wrong.  

You have to put food on the table for your family, correct?  And so do those people who have gone the extra mile to teach us everything they know so we can see success too.  Yes, I agree 100% that some of these people are over-the-top expensive, and that is sad.  But, not everyone is like that.  Here is where I am offering you the perfect opportunity to do a test run and make your own choices based on your needs.

Are you ready to see where this awesome opportunity for you to learn is?  Good.  If you should choose to follow your instincts and have a look I will be sure to welcome you and offer you one more priceless gift should you want to continue on.  You won’t believe this and it goes to show you that not everything that appears too good to be true is!  



Comments and shares are something I look forward too.  Please take a minute and say Hi or share your thoughts, even ask a question or two.   Even better for some who are shy is the quick share via one of our social pages.  Just do a click and go but either way, know you are appreciated.

And that’s all she wrote!     The keyboard is now in your hands.


Merry C.






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Best Ways to Make Money Online Fast


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I don’t want to burst any bubbles here today, but I think that might just happen.  You see, if YOU are like me and have run across tons of work at home opportunities making silly, almost ridiculous claims that they have some magical system that is going to make you hundreds of dollars you know that they really are ridiculous.  You have that figured out by now, right?

I know!  It’s easy to fall for some of the pitches with all the glitz and glamour and besides all that, the Internet being so fast, it makes sense that this is how you should see it.  Yeah, those ‘guru’y’ guys are really counting on that.

Or maybe you’ve been pitched by someone you considered a friend, but they are now acting like a cult member following your every move!  It feels like you are being continuously harassed to join their “life-changing-” business opportunity.   No thanks.   Been there, done and the high-pressure sales techniques are not for me anymore.

It had appealed to me at one time, and yes I did make some money and some pretty big prizes but It was still such a struggle, and I eventually burned out.  I didn’t quit, I just took a new route to find a way to make money online that was substantial, legitimate and realistic.   For me, it had to be this way with the heaviness being on legitimate!

The ‘A’ Typical fake yachts, expensive cars


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I searched and I found!  And to my pleasant surprise, there was none of that and the website that came up in my search was really understated!!   I was still skeptical but decided to jump in with both feet getting wet and see for myself what this was all about.  When I did my research this Wealthy Affiliate University platform came up repeatedly!  That said so much to me.  You can’t buy those positions!

I think the first thing I noticed was the honesty and straightforward no-nonsense kind of approach and this had me doing my happy dance!  So what did I find out?  That this is real and there is no hype or silliness like we see so much of today.  AND, I got to test it out, no CC required or ‘pay ahead’ cause we know you will love our kind of stuff!!  Nope.

My Fairest Judging of WA 

Kind of like who is the fairest of them all, except this, is no fairy tale!  Wealthy Affiliate (aka WA) is basically a training site & community that teaches you how to build YOUR OWN WEBSITE, a realistic income online working with major companies such as Amazon and so much more.

Most home based business plans require a start-up fee and require that you be promoting a product you may not really love or know anything about. You also usually have to chase people down to buy these products in order to make money.  In other words recruit, recruit, recruit!  Like being in the damned Army.  No no, nothing wrong with that at all.  In fact, we are very grateful to many countries for those people who sacrifice so much for us.  Please know, it was the recruitment phase I was referring to, so please don’t bite my head off just yet!  

Wealthy Affiliate is FREE and is about creating an online business around your interests or passions you have.  It is designed so people will come to you looking for your recommendation and feedback.   And you can get paid to help people with your helpful information about products or services from companies that will solve their problems. These companies pay you for referring folks to them.  This is called Affiliate Marketing.

How Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?

So let me break the process into a little more detail for you.  Once you’ve signed up for a FREE membership it’s basically nothing more than 4 steps that anyone can do. The only requirement is that you’re able to read, watch videos, stay focused and take action.  Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform that takes care of most everything else right there in your training, as well as having live 24/7 support and tools that are there for you.

Those 4 little Steps for you all nicely broken down.

#1.  Do you Have Something you love doing or is of importance or an interest to you?

In other words, what would you love to do EVEN if you didn’t get paid?

  • What topics are you passionate about?
  • What do you spend most of your time doing for fun?
  • Do you have experience in any field?
  • Have an idea for a website?

You can build an online income around any of these things. Even if you don’t have any ideas WA provides options for you. My greatest passion was looking for honest, legitimate ways to make extra income online.  That is how I came to be doing this blog.

#2  Create a website:

Whaaat!!!  I thought you said this was easy to do?  What the heck is so easy about making a website?  I am not going to tell you any lies or give you false hope with any hype like if you know how to click on some buttons and watch a video that’s all you need to do to build a website.  OR you can do this in 30 seconds.  ( well actually it can be done, but there is more so I am just going to skip that part.)

On a positive note, you don’t need any technical experience in making websites. The sites are pre-built so anyone can create one.  These are called themes and Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress like so many other companies do now.  Actually, WA gives  2 free websites to their Free members as well as upgraded members.   If my simple Suzie self can create a website you can too!   But you can see for yourself.  Just click right about HERE and you will be taken to the video instruction.

3. Getting visitors

To make money online, your website needs to get traffic (visitors/people, potential customers). Finally, you don’t have to harass your family and friends. People could come to you from all over the world via search engines like Google for FREE. These folks actually want what you have on your site! And a bonus for you… WA’s training will teach you how to get these visitors, potential customers to your website so you can eventually make money. All from home on your computer!No more having to host parties or recruit your friends and their friends OR family members and social media friends. This is passive income and involves YOU! And Just You.


#4  Make Some Money Honey!

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No not quite like that.⇑    That’s one of those big misconceptions we see out there!!   What you will be doing, as an affiliate marketer is sharing reviews or specific information with your visitors about the products or service they are looking for.   You could call this a Niche.  OR another way to look at this is,   A Niche market is often created by identifying what a customer wants or what the customer needs.  Your job is to then try to deliver a better solution or product to fix the problem.

A great example could be sports or gardening.  If you have a love for either it will make this a whole lot of fun as you share the best tools or equipment that is related to either one of these.  The coolest thing about this is there is no cost to be an affiliate of any program or company that offers these kinds of programs.  I am talking about Amazon, WalMart, Google, and so many more.

Free programs where they allow you to put their products and services on your site. Then you get paid whenever someone clicks, buys or request free information as a result of these links on your site which are tracked back to you. This is an affiliate program.

Back to Wealthy Affiliate & How Much YOU Can Make

Here is where a lot of people get mixed messages.  I see this often in the community when new members are asking questions relating to this.  You are not actually working for Wealthy Affiliate.  Yes, do offer an affiliate program but you are not required to promote WA.  But, you would be wise to do this as it is one of the highest paying on the Internet.  Putting that aside for a minute…WA is a Learning website or teaching platform.  Thus the University tag.

So many people today do what we call ‘skim reading’ and they miss some really important points.  Like how they will eventually earn an income online after they learn how in the training.  For a lot of people, you’ll be joining other affiliate programs that relate to your Niche.   How much you earn per company or action will vary.  The best part of being an affiliate marketer is you can be affiliated with several companies thus making your earning potential that much higher.

So that’s pretty much the process simplified. Wealthy Affiliate obviously goes into way more detail with their training and support.  Ultimately the sky is your limit because your website can be about any topic and there are literally millions of people looking online for information and products to help them solve their problem.

I am going to briefly sum things up with a tiny bit more information to help you.  Who is Wealthy Affiliate For?  Fortunately, it is open to anyone looking to make some real money online. If you’re patient, willing to work hard and can follow directions Wealthy Affiliate is for you. You don’t need any previous experience because you will be trained. It is not for anyone looking to make money online fast.

So if you are a:

  • stay at home Mom or Dad
  • senior or soon to retire without the funds to do so
  • anyone with health issues that require you to work from home
  • students
  • or just anyone looking to make a little extra for holidays or ??

Do you want to Make online Money fast?


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Wealthy Affiliate has two membership price points that fit everyone’s budget, even if you have none to start with.  First, we have your Starter Membership which is FREE!  See, that wasn’t so hard, was it?  Yup, I know you’ve heard that nothing good is free anymore, but that is completely wrong when it comes to WA.  Trust me, you have to see this to believe it.

When you join as a Starter member, you are provided with instant access to the Wealthy Affiliate community. This includes access to live chat, training modules,  there are 500 training modules so that takes a bit of time and patience, 2 training classrooms, and one live weekly training.  Networking, commenting with the community, 2 free websites, and access to the keyword tool.

Here once again is where a bit of confusion comes in.  Either from the skimming or from a person or site that was misinformed a little bit themselves.  You can try WA FREE for one week or choose to:

  1. Upgrade to a Premium Membership.  If done within your first week you will get a bonus of a huge discount.  Premium is $49.00 a month or your first month at $19.00.  I would do that for sure!  I mean seriously!  You have another 30 days to test the training and see if it is the best fit for your needs.  If not, read on…
  2. you can remain FREE forever if you like.  Just keep in mind the ‘extras’ will not be available.  To me, this makes perfect sense.  I mean the founders need to put food on the table for their family just like you are trying to do.
  3. You can cancel your membership at any time but why would you?

Most paid products out there don’t even compare to Wealthy Affiliate’s FREE Starter membership. There is nothing that offers this much for so little on the Internet today.  It’s a great way to get started with your new online business and determine if WA is for you.

Yes, you can have some limited success just with the free starter membership.  It will be somewhat, okay a whole lot harder to be honest.  And to be totally upfront with you, you will not make money online fast here.   So if you find that you need more ongoing training, support, and tools, then you may want to consider…what I have already mentioned above.  Especially if you are serious about starting a home business for the least expense.

Ultimately, you always have options.  The Premium Membership is only an option and what I really appreciated was there were no Upsells!!!  I am perfectly serious.  Just this one time only upgrade.  Again, at $49.00 a month you cannot lose, no way, no how! 

I am going to suggest you try the FREE starter membership. This way you can see if this business is for you without anything to lose. Not many business opportunities are confident enough in their business to let you try it totally free. So I think that speaks volumes for WA.  If You don’t like it,  if it is not what you were looking for, you lose nothing.  At least you had a look and tried it.

Are U Ready to try it free?  I am a live banner so go ahead and click on me and I will take you to where you need to be.

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Now, You have reached the bottom of the post and here is where I love to turn the keyboard over to my guests at this point.  So, comments, thoughts, and questions are more than appreciated.  Have you been taken on a wild goose chase being told you can make money online fast?  Are you ready to become that awesome person you know you are?  Good on you.  The comment box is below.

Have an Awesome Day Now!

Merry C.


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How This Blogging Newbie Found Affiliate Success

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  Finding Affiliate Success

Affiliate Success? What the heck is an affiliate?  Have you considered Affiliate Blogging and wondered ‘How Did They Do That?’  I certainly did but didn’t have a clue as to how to go about learning how or where for that matter.  I suppose I could have looked for a book, but they don’t really give you enough real information on what an affiliate does.   There are a lot of those guys that call themselves GURUS and MENTORS who are falling all over you and offering help if you visit their website.  

Question is are they really going to help you learn how to find affiliate success?

When you first visit a lot of websites offering help or to teach you ‘stuff’ they use what is called a Capture Page!  Know why?  YUP, this is where they capture your email so they can send you a free report or a free training you can attend.  Yup. Not always a bad thing.  (You will probably even use one at some point in your business.)  That’s what that is.  Not usually used when blogging but I didn’t know at the time. I wanted to do the blogging thing and earn some money.  That meant I needed to become an affiliate, which I had no flipping clue about either!

Finding the Right One

Have I ever been captured?  Oh YES!! and what an experience that was. I was held captive by a few for long periods of expensive time!  But if the information is good and affordable and honest then a capture page like that, I wouldn’t mind.  Most aren’t and the fancier the website, the worse they are are for teaching you the real goods.  Show me a splashy, sparkly site that does and I will eat a can of spinach!

How did I go about finding what I think is the simplest yet the best-est training for affiliate success on the Internet today?  I did a google search and after a few try’s using different search phrases ( I didn’t know how to do that very well then) I found an article that was ‘talking right to me’!  It was everything I had not been able to quite articulate AND it was what I had wanted all along.  So, yup, off I went to school.  Bootcamp actually!

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Going to Bootcamp

It was here where I learned that Blogging is easier to make money with than I had imagined.  It is called an Affiliate Marketing Online Business.  You set up your Blog with a specific Niche in mind  ( a niche is a group of people looking for what you have to share with them)  Let’s say you choose baby car seats as your niche.  Your target market is going to be the people looking for baby car seats, which are parents.  This is the topic you would be blogging about.  And that is a niche!  

It was so much fun to learn these things that I thought were so difficult.  Like a Niche!  I had no clue but when it was broken down it was /is easy to understand.  And that is how all the training is.  Easy to understand and easy to implement if you follow what is being taught for affiliate success.  Freaking Awesome!!! 

What You Don’t Need

You do not need any special affiliate marketing software to do this.  There are a lot of Guru types that have realized how Affiliate Marketing is Trending and want to get in on the action.  They create all kinds of “shiny goods” that they claim will do all the work for you and you will have to do nothing but they would be foolin’ ya! 

It does not happen like that.  You will see sites that offer to do your copywriting and your templates and themes are all done and yadda yadda yadda!  NOT.  Do Not Buy Into this.  For heaven’s sake, WordPress has some of the most awesome themes for you and they are free!!!!  You can do this a lot easier than you think.  I DID, so stop falling for the jibber age they feed us.

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My Best Ever Shout OUT!  I mean EVER!!

Would you like to see what I think is the best  Marketing Program available for affiliate success?  You can do FREE or for an upgrade that is PENNIES on the DOLLAR!   The Best part is you can stay free as long as you feel you need to.  

Here is What you will learn To Do:

  1. How to set up your website or Blog
  2. To build your own traffic producing site
  3. Mastering Keywords and SEO
  4. Content Marketing
  5. How to find your Niche
  6. Social Media Marketing & Sharing Content
  7. Monetizing your Site or Blog
  8. You become the Expert
  9. Create campaigns to attract readers
  10. Be cost-effective and efficient and generate traffic

Who’s Got Your Back?

The WA community support is the very best.  Everyone is there to help.  There are no underlying reasons to befriend anyone and no marketing to members of other members.  We are all there for one reason.  To be the best damn marketers and have successful home-based businesses.   We are there to help each other be successful in their own business not in yours.Affiliate partners

I still get a little too Chatty Cathy about this but I am excited and I want everyone to have the same opportunity and not be spending money you don’t really have to spend.  I don’t care what anyone else says, bigger and splashier is NOT ALWAYS BETTER!!  And doing things a bit differently is a good thing as well.

Those who are successful and used this platform is the best way for me to show you this can happen for you too!  Look at these numbers that have been achieved.  


Would love for you to share in my comments section if you have a thought or question for me. Or share some love on Facebook or Twitter.  OOPS, almost forgot… here is my link so you can get try this for Free too.

Sorry.    click right here

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I will catch up with you on the inside and will be there should you need any help,  ANYTHING at all.  Okay?   So, shall we Connect sooner than later?  Great!  See you soon.  I am MsMerry and this is where you will see my profile and a few more personal details so you can perhaps get that feeling of trust we all need.




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