Your Journey Begins Here

Hello! You probably didn’t stumble your way in here by accident. If you did, then stand back up and dust yourself off. Before we go any further, I’m going to wager a guess that you’re at least one of the following:Group of people

  • A stay at home parent
  • A single parent
  • A college student
  • Unemployed
  • Employed, but underpaid or unhappy
  • A retiree
  • Someone with a disability

Now, what do you have in common with someone else from this list?  You’re probably here to learn how to make an income online.


What’s Your Story?

Are you new to online marketing, want to learn about it, and wondering where to start?

Are you already familiar with online marketing? If so, did you try building an online business and didn’t see much success? Were you intimidated by the steep learning curve (I fell into this group), or you were hornswoggled (scammed) by some self-proclaimed “guru?”

Either way, if you’re seeking an honest resource on how to make money with online marketing, then you’ve come to the right place!


A Down to Earth Approach

I chose the Wealthy Affiliate program because it teaches you the right way on how to create a successful online business. More on that later.An honest elephant

If you’re completely new to this, then my goal is to help you make an informed decision before embarking on your journey into online marketing.

If you’ve been down this road before, then chances are you may have been burned in the past. If you have been scammed out of your hard-earned money by some self-proclaimed “marketing guru,” then I’m sure the last thing you want to see is another hyped-up, high-pressure sales pitch.

Here at Honest Wealth Online you will not see any flashy images of large mansions, expensive sports cars, piles of money, and my promise that I will make that happen for you overnight. That’s not what I, nor Wealthy Affiliate are about. This place isn’t a match if you’re looking to get rich quick.


What Do I Need to Get Started?

The first two obvious things are a computer/laptop, and an internet connection. The 3 most important things you’ll need are: support, a website, and up to date training and education.

1. Support

Learning how to make money with online marketing will have its challenges. You’ll need someone tohammer and wrench go to when you’re stuck.  In this case this “someone” being a community of tens of thousands of people.

The community at Wealthy Affiliate will help you on your journey to success. We want to help and see you succeed.  You can even go to the website owners and pick their brains! This is the first place I’ve seen where you can actually do that.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The only bad question is the one not asked.

2. A Website

This is your foundation. All successful businesses must have a solid foundation to work on.  Of course, you can launch email, and social media campaigns without a website–you may even experience success without one. However, the success you may see will most likely be short-lived without the proper structure in place. A website is a must have.

But I Don’t Know How to Build a Website!

Don’t worry about it. Building a website is easy. Learning HTML, PHP, CSS, or JavaScript isn’t required.  You also don’t have to hand-code a website from scratch. You could…but it’s not necessary. 🙂

It’s automated for the most part. Since you don’t have to deal with the code, you can focus your time on the most important thing: Creating high-quality content. You can build a website in a matter of seconds.  No, I’m not kidding. Think of a name for your website, enter it below, and hit “Build it Now.”

3. Up to Date Training and Education

A few years ago Google got fed up with certain online marketers gaming the system and decidedly dropped the hammer. The gods at Google wised up to these bilge rats dirty tricks, and squelched their methods of delivering useless content to users. In the past, spam, ad-filled websites made it to the top spot of Google’s SERP (Search Engine Results Page) with ease.

The days of deploying “black hat” techniques such as: Article spinning, back linking from irrelevant site, link purchasing, etc., are over for the most part. Google has ramped up its efforts to create the best user experience possible.

With that said, learning honest, up to date online business techniques is extremely important. Constantly applying what you have learned is equally important. Creating a routine of learning and applying will make you successful in the ever evolving world of online marketing.


Get Started For Free

Many online marketing systems require you to pay something up front before getting started. Not at Wealthy Affiliate. Signing up is free, requiring no credit card.

What Do I Get for Just Signing Up to Wealthy Affiliate?

For starters you get:WA Logo

  • A Seven day preview of the Premium membership–try before you buy
  • Access to training courses
  • Two FREE websites
  • Access to the keyword search tool
  • Live Chat
  • Help from a very friendly and active community

Before I go on, I want to pass on some advice when you sign up for your Starter account (which is yours to keep by the way).  Use the ever-living-crap out of your trial access! Set aside some time each day so you can take full advantage of your first seven days!

Explore the training resources, sign up for the beginners training course or the boot camp, engage in discussions, and ask as many questions as possible. Make an informed decision–in fact always do this before you buy into anything. Once you do this, I’m 99.9% sure you will love what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

Now if you want to dial it up a notch and upgrade to premium, then you get the whole package!  You won’t get asked to pay more to unlock extra features.

See below for a break down of the Starter and Premium memberships:

 


Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments on how to get started, please leave them below. I’ll address them as soon as possible. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Your Journey Begins Here

  1. Very informative, this course looks interesting. Do I get any kind of discount if I sign up for the premium instead of the free 7 day try-out?

    • Hey Susan,

      Yes, your first month of Premium will be $19. It’s a great way to go if you’re on a busy schedule. You won’t feel as rushed, and you’ll have more breathing room to check out the plethora of content Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

      Thank you for your comment!

      -Chris

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