The Skinny on Affiliate Marketing Benefits

Today we will have a reality check. Are there benefits to affiliate marketing? Based on my experience, there are several recipient categories of benefits; and they range from you as an affiliate marketer, to the vendor of the products that you promote and ends up right in the laps of the consumer buying those products and services.

My added hypothesis is that the benefits can and do extend to the economy as a whole. You have to believe that you are here for a good and valid purpose to help people solve their problems. What you do will make a positive difference in the 3 lives we just mentioned and the economy as a whole, your city, the vendor’s city and the city of the buyer.

You are an important part of the global economy. You are not tied down to a brick and mortar store, to only get local customers and those traveling through.

The Affiliate Marketer

As an affiliate marketer, you will receive benefits based on your contribution to the needs and problems of your fellow man. Some benefits will be tangible. We will look at the intangibles first.

First of all, you will have to grow as a person. You are paid what you are worth and it will be a part of your business plan to provide the training you need to grow as a person. You will also budget to increase your business skills. These can vary based on the niche you are in, but are very important. As you grow; your worth will become greater, and you will find that your rewards will grow to match the person you have become.

You will be able to live the purpose for which you have been created. We are all here for a purpose and it is up to each one of us to build our life on that purpose. This will give you a sense of well-being and being at peace with your life.

You are who you are now because of what you have done up until now. If you want more and better for the future, you will have to do more, you will have to change what you are doing today. Your life should give you the greatest feeling of worth, contentment and peace in your own mind.

Of course there are the tangible things as well. These are the ones we most like to think of, but I say; they shouldn’t be your number one driving force. The rewards you receive will be commensurate with the number of people you help to find a solution to their want, need or problem.

But the rewards can be great. Here; however, the rewards are individualized by each person based on their life goals. What will your dreams be?

Will it be to travel the world and run your business from the beaches of the world? Will it be a shiny sports car that you have had a picture on your wall of, for years? Will it be the mansion with the circular drive, amazing water features and a pond in the back 40 that you have stocked with fish? Will it be a bank account so large that you need several banks just to hold your petty cash.? Will it be investments in other businesses, real estate and or precious metals. Each of the listed dreams here are a reality, if you really want to do this; and if you want to grow as a person, beginning now!

The Vendor

All the statements above hold true for the vendor. Like you the vendor is a person filled with a purpose in life, a need to grow as a person and dreams of all the things that they would like to provide for their family and chosen charities or groups. As you drive more customers to the vendor, he can afford to invest in growing as a person, building his or her business acumen.

They too will have the means to support their dreams. They will be able to expand their business, giving even more to the community. They can invest back into their businesses to create even more and better products to meet even more needs; or provide solutions to more problems. It is a win, win situation for both parties. However; It is on the third group, our customers or clients, that everything hinges though.

The Customer

The customer should stand to reason as the primary recipient of benefits. It is those benefits, and the value they place on them, that determines how much reward we will be able to receive. The customer should benefit from their product or service purchased.

You should have solved a problem for them that makes their life, their business, or their education move forward to a higher plane. The customer should be given so much value that they will want to come back and do business with you over and over.

If you only look to sell as many widgets as you can, you will sell a lot perhaps; but they will not be back for more and your sales and profits will drop. If you seek to create value in each product or service that you promote; the customers will become promoters for you. They will tell friends, family and even recommend you to strangers.

The customer will receive a desired outcome to their problem. This can help them to grow personally, make their business run more efficiently, or provide them with a means to one of their dreams. Helping other people get what they want is the quickest and surest way to create wealth for yourself. Make Your Customer First.

As the customer’s problem is solved, they, their family, their company or their community; depending on their role will benefit. Which brings us back to my hypothesis that the overall economy will benefit when you become a great affiliate marketer.

The Overall Economy

As I stated at the top of the article, I believe in the hypothesis that when you are a great affiliate marketer, you can have a positive effect on the world economy. Lets start to look at reasons why.

First, as the vendor makes more sales,they will need to grow their business, this will affect any suppliers they have. It will also cause them to need to hire more employees to keep up with the demand.

These people in turn will spend more and create more growth in the local community. Local business will benefit from the increased dollars in the local economy. Like restaurants, mom-and-pop shops and service businesses.

As an internet marketer, you market is the world; so you can make these same advances in communities around the world. As it grows around the world all touched communities benefit. You will have a reach to many countries, many of which are poor, but can see growth from the business generated in their area.

And as you begin to live your dreams, you can affect even more, the people making those dream cars, dream boats and homes. As you travel the world, you will spend money in many places adding to the vibrancy of the local economy. We will have the capability of improving our daily lives, the lives of our families, the lives of the people associated with our business and with the people we meet and interact with on our travels.

Conclusion

We have the ability to positively affect the entire economy of the world. We just need to want to help enough people to solve their problems, with products and services. Please join me here in the alliance to help make other peoples lives better, whether in personal life, business or living their utmost purpose here on earth. Join me here and in the WA community, where you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and find success. Request more information here for free.

As always please feel free to comment and especially to ask questions, or suggest articles, or for information you would like to see here. This is a community for you to learn and grow as you seek to become an affiliate marketer.

You can better your life, your family’s life and all the people you touch daily in your business, along with all the people they touch. Please feel free to follow my blog; then share it on Facebook or any other platform that you use.  I want to touch anyone that wants to improve their lot in life; especially baby-boomers, at or near retirement.

 

 

 

Online Marketing – How Do I Get There From Here?

Online Marketing – How do I get there? You say, “I don’t know anything about marketing online.”  OK!  You are not alone there.  Name the 10 top moneymaking online marketers today! Neither did they, when they were getting started.  So you are in great company.  The top ten do not matter!  You are what matters!  What are you going to do to become a successful online marketer.  You are key to your success; it all starts and  ends with you!

Getting inside you online business

Today we will look at  7 things needed to be a successful internet marketer.  Some are free, others you will need to invest in to some degree.  Thankfully most are scaled so you can do them inexpensively to start and move up as your business grows. Looking at these 7 areas, remember TWO things.  One, if you are going to make money, you must put in some work.  Two, if you expect your business to grow, you will need to invest in it eventually.  Especially if you want to make big money!

The 7 Areas You Need To Address  In Your Online Business

  1. Personal Development
  2. Community
  3. Social Networks
  4. Tools
  5. Content
  6. Product
  7. Traffic

Personal Development

Why would I list personal development first in a list of things needed to create a successful online marketing business.  Do you say, I don’t need that; I am so well developed that everything I touch turns to gold!  If that is true, you can skip this one.  If you don’t have the Midas touch, you will need this.   If you are not where you want to be, now is not the time to stop growing.

There are so many ways to learn more about any subject you wish to master.  Many are free and I encourage you to take advantage of any free method you can find.  Some however; will cost you anywhere from 2 figures to 6 figures.  The key to remember here is it is an investment in you.  It is a prerequisite to making, keeping and investing money.  You decide how much you are worth and that will decide what your business is worth!!!

The first place I’d ask you to look is in books.  They range from free to $50 dollars.  They cover any subject you can wish for.  They can be kept as reference; while you build your knowledge base.  The problem I have in my home is that I have to keep adding bookcases.  Knowing yourself and making a commitment to improve every day is necessary for success.

The next place is online, the online community is mostly free and any subject you want is there.  You can read, watch video tutorials and research as deep as you want to go.  Many coaches, teachers and authors will provide online training for free and let you expand your knowledge of a subject, but to become expert, which should be your end goal; they often charge 5 or 6 figures to give you the best possible information.  Webinars also fall into this online category.

The third place and one of my favorites is the live event format.  They are important because you get to meet the author, coach  or trainer in person.  Even more important, you get to meet like minded individuals that could very well create a good business relationship down the road.  Go live when you can.  These can fall on the high end of the money curve though.  Thinking about that, I’ll leave you here with a quote from Benjamin Franklin, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”   Ignorance is not something you want in your business.

Community

The next area to consider  is your Community.  Who will be your support group.  Right where you are is a good place to start.   This affiliate alliance is here to provide support and encouragement.  We want you to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.  There is no cost for being here and we will try  to give you the information you need to be successful at online marketing.  As baby-boomers, we have seen our world change more than any other generation.  It is time we used these changes for our own future.    We will also talk about two other community types.  The first community we will talk about are the teaching, training type.

It is very important that you have a good community to help you along the way; as you grow your business.  The one that I use is Wealthy Affiliate.  They provide so much training that you can build a business online for free.  If you want a good business, they can help you with that too; using state of the art tools.   If you would like to check out this great community click here and learn free while you begin to set your business up .

The third type is based on a business model and can help drive your success by providing a large portion of your back end for you, helping you make sales long after you have put that client in front of them.  Two of my favorites are AWOL Academy and MOBE.  If you’d like to learn more about AWOL Academy, click here.   I will feature both of these  in more detail in later posts, so stay tuned!

Social Networks

To help you build your business, the social networks are very helpful in getting your word out.  One of the most effective marketing tools right now is Facebook.  It is easy to share with friends and acquaintances; as well as one of the most robust advertising platforms, that give top tier advertising agencies the cold shoulder.  Other social media platforms that can be effective to your business are YouTube,Twitter, Pintrist, Instagram, Google + and LinkedIn.  Depending on your  niche market, using multiples of these sites will help you get your word out.  Learn effective ways to use all of them.

Tools

To create a site you will need a myriad of tools ranging from a  domain, a platform to host the domain, tools to search for keywords to create content that search engines can find, and here my favorite is Jaaxy.  To try it for free check it out here.  You’ll also need lead pages to create leads and to send to sales pages, automated response systems to stay in touch with your list, and so much more.

Wealthy Affiliate will help you with a majority of what you need to get started.  You can purchase your domain, get it hosted on a site that provides secure systems including https for your site, SSL if needed for secure payments done on line and best of all you can start the hosting for free, even though you will want to go premium at some time.  To check out Jaaxy, a keyword research tool that is robust click here.  Jaaxy is being upgraded as we speak and will soon cost more.  If you are ready to upgrade go here, before the price increases, and  get Jaaxy on steroids.  Honestly, you can get up and running for free, but if you did step one effectively; you’ll be looking at how to best invest in your business.

Content

What can content do for your online marketing business?  First of all, it can help you get found by search engines, like Google, Yahoo or Bing; along with other search engines.  This is free traffic to you in the sense that it doesn’t cost you any money.  Don’t be fooled though, it isn’t free; it will cost you time to build the content on your site.  Time is money, especially when you are making the 5 or 6 digit income streams.  At this point, or before even; it may pay you to hire out for content.  Remember  automating your system is the best way to leverage your time.  Remember also, it is your site and you are responsible for all content on your site. Building your content often will put you in a position to have more and more share  of search engine traffic.

Product

It goes without saying that you need product to make money online.  You can blog till you are blue in the face, but if there isn’t a product, you will not make a penny.  If you have a physical product you can sell that online as easily as you do in a brick and mortar building.  Don’t have one?   Not a problem.   That is where the affiliate comes in the name of this site.  You can successfully market for other entities.  They will provide most of your copy and the tools you need to share their message; your job is to just get the traffic in front of them.   So you specifically, do not need to be a super salesman.   They already have a sales team; again your job is just to get more people in front of their message.  When you do and they purchase, you get a piece of the profit.  Not a bad deal!

Traffic

Finally; that brings us to the traffic.  You might think traffic is the most important and should be at the top if the list.  Problem is; if you don’t have all the other things we talked about in place,  there will be nothing for the traffic to see and want.  Traffic is extremely important and there are two methods to get it.  We have already talked about content to get your free traffic.  The other way is to pay for the traffic and there are various ways and platforms for that.  One of the best ways we mentioned is Facebook.  Another great one is Google.  Your ads can be in the form of a video, a banner on your site, a link to their site or something called PPC or pay per click.  I do suggest in the early stages that you purchase some traffic to get some unique site visits on your site.    You don’t need a killer budget to start, but getting page views and click through  will increase your status in the search engines.  Whether it is free traffic, or paid for traffic, it will boost your site in rankings and help to establish you as an authority in your niche.

The Bottom Line

Building an online presence is highly possible!  It can be lucrative for you as well.  Remember to develop yourself to be bigger and better than you are today.  In the Army, during my 20 years; our motto was “Be All that You Can Be, in the Army.”   That applies to all of life in my opinion.    Next, become a part of a strong community to help you get over the learning curve as quickly as possible.  Utilize all the social networks to your advantage.  Research and get the best tools you can, to automate your system.  You do not want to have to be working all the time.  Remember Ron Poppeil, his famous line for his products was, “Set it and forget it.”  Build your content to establish your site and your authority.  Create your product or easier yet, become an affiliate for other people to help them sell their product or service.  Finally get traffic, in  other words; get live people that need that product or service in a position so that they can have it.

As always please feel free to comment or ask questions in the comments section.   We will get back to you as quickly as possible, this site is meant to be a place to get help, support and encouragement.

If you need a good platform to kick off your new adventure into the exciting world of internet marketing click here and get more information.

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Does Wealthy Affiliate Work – For The Baby Boomer Generation

Thanks for stopping by!  I know that chess game had really been fun!  Roger always wins!  If you are       looking for something   more to do with your time, then I’d like to welcome you to my site. The mission of this site is to provide information to the Baby Boomer’s seeking to enter the online affiliate marketing community. My goal is to give you enough information to determine if affiliate marketing online is right for you.

The best thing about the company we are reviewing tonight is; if you still aren’t quite sure, it is totally free to join the community and check it for as long as you wish. A number of members have their website built in its rudimentary form, before ever paying a penny for premium membership.

Oh, and if you are not a baby boomer, once inside the site there are many younger members of all ages. This site is for any and every one that has a desire to succeed. It that is you click here to learn more about the opportunity.

Wealthy Affiliate – The Overview

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Wealthy Affiliate is a dedicated online marketing community first and foremost. It was built with the people in mind and remains so today. Although the services it provides are worth more, much more than the premium membership fees that are charged. I have been a part of many similar online communities. I have never had the experience like the one provided at Wealthy Affiliate.

Most are much more expensive to start with and then you are nickeled and dimed to death, for each new part of the system; you need to develop a profitable website. In the average online community, once they have your money, the personal encouragement and support stop there.

Not so in Wealthy Affiliate. The support and encouragement remains going up and down the entire organization, from the highest ranked person to the very last person to hit the sign up button. I even get private messages on occasion from the co-founders.

Training

There are two levels of training on the site. The Starter membership is free and if that is all you want, that is your decision. When you decide to go premium, there is much more training available to you. There is so much training available, I’ll have to do another post just on it.

In the certification courses, a free member can do the level one training. The same applies for the Affiliate boot camp. The training a free member receives is enough to get your website up on the internet. The affiliate boot camp will get you in a position to market to others seeking to try their hand at internet marketing. Above and beyond those classes, there are 13 classrooms that are on specific areas in online marketing. Beyond those area specific classrooms, there are many tutorials that the senior members create to share the best techniques with newer members.

Once you become premium you have full access to everything available on the site. The certification course has 5 levels. The Affiliate boot camp has 7 phases. The training is step by step. It is very similar to my old army days. The military training philosophy is see one, do one, teach one. Premium members also have an hour, to an hour and a half webinars on subjects to help them grow their businesses quicker and better. The training never stops. If this sounds like what you are looking for click here now to get started.

Website Builder

The company provides you with a state-of-the-art website builder. The whole process is automated, not like when I started and you had to work with really clumsy systems to get on line, This system can have your site up in about 30 seconds, the hardest part for you is choosing the template you like the best. Free members can choose from 12 templates. Premium members have access to over 2000 templates. Again, this is a push button system. A few clicks and you are up on the internet.

WordPress Hosting

Wealthy Affiliate has its own hosting platform and also a place to purchase domains. Oh! And did I say it is free. Free members get two sites on this platform.  Premium members can host 25 free sites and 25 domains that they own for a total of 50 websites.

This state-of-the-art hosting is complete with SSL for security. You also have protection from spam, the system is very fast, average speed is under 2 seconds to load a page, making your sites reach higher rankings when google indexes you and works seamless in Site Manager.

Site Manager is your control center for your Website, WordPress, Website Builder and Content Writer. It takes so many steps out of the old way of doing things and is simple to operate. Thank goodness no computer science degree needed to operate our platform. I’d be up the creek!

Support

I’ll be short and sweet on support. You have 24/7 support to get you up, keep you running and bring you back, if the site were to crash. They normally get back to you in about 5 minutes, Now that is support! Also, I’d like to re-iterate here about the community support. They welcome you from the time you join the community, giving you help, advice and encouragement until you succeed, if that is your goal.

Research Tools

Within the system there are two research tools, one is Key Word Finder. That is for everyone, but Premium Members do have some extended capability. The other that you can reach from the site is a slightly more powerful tool called Jaaxy.  Jaaxy will give you 30 searches free, then costs $19/mth. It is a similar tool but shows how much competition is out there for a particular key word, and; you can see how much traffic that keyword drives and how many hits on your site, you’d get; if you were in the top rankings in Google.

Price Free to Start Premium ($49/mth or $359/year)

Your free membership can last forever, if that is all you ever want to do. On a monthly basis you can pay $49/mth for a total of $588 a year for the premium package. Or if you go to an annual payment you get a huge discount, it is only $359/yr. That is about 61% of what you’d pay doing it by month. Again, your current finances will determine what you do. There is no hard sell here to get you to go premium. Although, they do offer an incentive to do the premium membership. And your sponsor may add a little bonus of their own to sweeten the pot as well. To try it for free, no strings attached; please take the time to click here now, join one of the greatest communities pm the internet.

The Summary

I hope I have given you enough information to help you make an informed decision. The choice is yours! You can click here now and start building something that will make your golden years better, while giving you something to do with your time, as well as add money to your retirement kitty. Or your college fund?

Thanks again for stopping by my site. I hope you have received enough information to make a decision. If you make that decision to make a positive change in your life, I’ll see you on the inside. If you have more questions, please leave a comment below, and I will get back to you. If you have any experiences to share, then comment; what you say could help many other people.

Does Wealthy Affiliate Work? You Decide

About David

Welcome to Baby Boomer Affiliate Alliance.  This David Seaysite is designed for those baby boomers that are reaching, or at retirement and realize that they haven’t saved enough money to see them through retirement.  Or maybe after retiring, you feel that you just have to have something to do.  Boredom is creeping up on you.  This site is designed to help you create a home based business that uses the internet and has no stock to carry, no cold calling and independence to do it at your time and convenience.

A Little bit about me!

I am one of the above people.  As I got close to retiring, I looked at my financial situation and relealized that I was not as prepared as I had hoped to be.  And to top it off, I knew that I couldn’t just go to retirement and not have a useful purpose going forward.  I have been in MLM’s and quickly realized that I wasn’t the best at that.  I had some success, but wasn’t fond of cold calling, and constantly hitting up friends and relatives.  So I started selling on Ebay.  I saw that you could make money and sell products, but I had to be the shipping and fulfillment group, the data entry clerk and the CEO.

And that is when I found affiliate marketing.

With affiiliate marketing you do not have to have a physical product, although you can.  You do not have to make cold calls, bother your relatives, however; as they see you doing well they may want in and that is good, nor are you tied to a strict schedule.  The internet works 24/7 for you while sleeping, at dinner with your significant other; or even while vacationing on the beach in the Riveria.   Most importantly, I found a tremendous support group that teaches me, encourages me and even provides a platform that I can use for free.  You may want to invest in your business beyond where you can get without investment.  But that is up to you and your goals.

Why I want to help others improve their golden years.

I want to help as many others create a lifestyle of enjoyment in their retirement years.  As a young person you think of the fun things you are going to do when you retire.  Then as that time arrives, you find that you are strapped just to live the lifestyle you lived before retirement.  Or, for a group of baby boomers, it is just that you are bored and sitting around is not what you want to do with your day.

It saddens me to see people just like me, that have worked hard all their life and now they struggle to make it through the month before that next Social Security check arrives.  My hearts desire is to give as many people as possile the leg up on their future.  So that they can live that life they dreamed of as a young man and woman.

The mission of Baby Boomers Affiliate Alliance is:

The mission of this site is to provide a venue where you can learn how to create your own online business through the use of affiliate sales.  It will be a supportive site and you are free to comment or ask questions.  Most importantly, I will recommend some of the best tools and training to get you up and running as quickly as you are ready to go! New articles will be uploaded on a weekly basis at least.  More often if needed.

All the best,

David C Seay
babyboomersaffilaitealliance.com