It’s gardening time so I have been busy and have not written much in the past week. Michael has kindly offered to help me out.
Michael Van Gulik
Affiliate Training Now
Hi there, my name is Michael Van Gulik, founder of Affiliate Training Now & Earbuds FIRST.
This is one of my very informative testimonies about a web hosting platform and affiliate training, Wealthy Affiliate.
Since being a member for Wealthy Affiliate, I have had the chance to build myself 2 fully functioning affiliate websites, which are bound by my business names to make me a constant revenue income.
For those of you that which don’t know what I’m talking about, affiliate marketing is when you write a review on a product or service you like, and then link your product to an existing ecommerce store, thus replicating a sale.
To write a successful blog post, you need to know at least the very basics of website SEO. This is what Wealthy Affiliate teaches its members right from the ground up.
I have literally learned so much in the short 9 months that I have been here.
As a matter of fact, here’s a list in bullet form the rules and strategies I have learned from Wealthy Affiliate.
• niche choice (own interest)
• post/article length
• post/article structure
• low hanging keyword fruits
• website design
• widgets/menus/headers/ and footers placements and design
This may seem a lot looking at it, but let me tell you it’s not. Again, as a matter of fact this is only a small portion of what you need to know in order to rank high.
This comes naturally now, but Wealthy Affiliate is the one who taught me all this and still growing.
How I started?
Let me backup a bit, to my employment before I began affiliate marketing.
I left school in 2003, completing half of year 10. I don’t know why I didn’t stay and finish, the only thing I remember is wanting to start work.
I won’t mention the factory work because that’s only a month here and there, but when I turn 16 I started an apprenticeship in roof tiling. I remember thinking it was ok and wanting to finish the apprenticeship so I would be earning a higher salary wage. To be honest, I don’t even finish it, I did not stop tiling but I didn’t finish the apprenticeship either. I was to embarrassed.
After 10 years of doing it, I wanted to find something easier to work at because roof tiling is very hard.
As I mentioned earlier, around 9 months ago, I started searching online for ways to earn money. When Wealthy Affiliate popped into the search engine I took a look at it. Basically straight away, it was making that much sense to me that I new it had to be done. I mean how easy is it linking somebody’s product to your website?
What it did for me?
What Wealthy Affiliate has done for me is completely and totally life changing. It can happen for you too.
The core of the training starts right in the centre of affiliate marketing.
Once you sign up, and take this training you learn how to sell products professionally.
It isn’t just selling products though, it’s talking to real life people who are looking for success.
Although I’m not a millionaire by any means, I’m well and truly on the way.
Anyone can do this as well.
Working most jobs in the world, usually has start times from 6 am onward. I don’t mean to sleep in, but that’s the opportunity this gives you. Instead of getting up and having to go load roofs all day, now I type posts and reviews on products and services of my choice, always with the intent of helping someone.
What I’ve learned:
I mentioned earlier a few of the new affiliate marketing aspects
The benefits i have achieved and the things I’ve learned is constantly getting me to a higher level of success.
It has shown me the whole introduction into affiliate marketing, how to strategically place affiliate links, how to edit and structure content.
Having been taught this is something I can use to apply each and every day moving forward.
For example, let me show you some of the lessons at Wealthy Affiliate, when you first start.
The Training that got me Here
In the training sections of this affiliate website there are two training modules which are course like in structure.
The first training module is:
• Online Entrepreneur Certification
The second training module is:
• Affiliate Bootcamp
If you already know a bit about affiliate marketing you are best to start at Affiliate Bootcamp.
I have finished both training modules and I am now on the way to making 3, 4, 5, and 6 figure income streams.
If you have a legit path to online success, granted you work hard, anything is possible. Any amount of income is possible, basically if you work hard to get it.
The reason why I started this is because I saw the long term effects.
When you see long term, it’s very hard to think and do otherwise.
There’s so many people online just wanting fast short money, but there’s two problems with that.
Problem number one is: the amount you are able to obtain is not much at all, say $0.05 – $1.50 a job. When you work all day earning $1.50 a job, it only works out to be $5.00 a day.
The second problem with that fast money is: the income potential is short. Short money does not last. It’s easy to get but does stand up to the expenses humans face.
Even as a side hustle, the money making opportunities online are very dissatisfying after you see the picture.
Even after I started at Wealthy Affiliate, online opportunities would come up, and they were really distracting. But said no, again, short money is tempting, but a huge waste of time.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you are taught how to create your own business and earn affiliate commissions based on your own business model.
Today, I’m working harder than ever and within the online MMO space you can see me and interact with my affiliate business.
Thanks for reading.
Guest post by
Michael Van Gulik
Affiliate Training Now