Lynne's Success Story
This affiliate marketing success story is about Lynne, and she has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2015. Lynne is making a full-time income online and loves being an Amazon Affiliate Marketing Success.
Lynn started with her online store before she signed up for Wealthy Affiliate. She had two different websites for selling baby clothing to both retail and wholesale.
What she learned with selling physical products is that it can be very demanding of your time and patience. Lynne found herself overwhelmed with the amount of administration and paperwork. Likewise, customer support became a huge issue along with the fact that an online store is open 24/7.
Lynne decided to quit selling physical products and switch to affiliate marketing instead. She does continue to manage several websites, one of which is a private forum for lady bloggers.
Lynne's challenge with selling Amazon products is that she lives in South Africa. A great deal of her website traffic originates from South Africa. Many Amazon products do not ship to her country, so she had to accept the challenge of growing her US traffics. Lynne can finally see this happening.
As a result of focusing on US-based traffic, Lynne has already doubled her income over the previous year.
Why Starter Members at Wealthy Affiliate Should Upgrade to Premium
Lynne has a lot of good things to say about Wealthy Affiliate. She also has experience working online and knows how tough it can be at times. She finds that many free members sign up thinking that it will be super easy to make some extra money. Many of them do not want to do any work.
In one of Lynne's other blog posts, she talks about many different reasons why starter members should upgrade to the premium member:
Premium members can earn money by making comments on other members sites.
Wealthy Affiliate has an internal system that allows members to comment on other member's sites and posts. However, there are checks built in to keep members from abusing the system, and before you can earn:
You can make money by developing and posting training in the Wealthy Affiliate community.
This method of earning will not be something you can do right away. The WA community does not allow you to create new training in your first 90 days of premium membership.
Lynne, herself, writes that there were several months when she earned more with creating training than she had to pay for her Wealthy Affiliate membership. So this is an excellent method of keeping your expenses down while you are building your site.
Learn and develop your business at the same time.
The Wealthy Training does not require you to finish the training and then start building your website. The lessons give you tasks at the end of each so that you develop your site while you learn. This method reinforces what you learn while giving you a new website once you finish.
Included is Hosting in the Wealthy Affiliate membership i.e., Free Hosting.
You do not need to spend extra money on hosting your new website. If you already have websites, you can bring them with you and host on the SiteRubix platform. You're allowed up to 25 sites on their hosting service. Many members do not use that many.
Also included is the Jaaxy Keyword Tool in your membership i.e., Free Keyword Tool.
If you're going to be successful with affiliate marketing, you need to understand how keyword research works. You have to have a tool, and there is no need to buy a separate product.
While developing content for your website, you want to know if anyone would be interested in reading it. That's the process behind keyword research.
They're also many competitors on the internet, who have been doing this kind of marketing for a while. You do not want to compete with them initially, so focusing on keywords, you can win with are vital to your success.
Lots of Quality Training.
Wealthy Affiliate provides both core training to be an affiliate marketer in a non-MMO (Make Money Online) niche and also the MMO niche.
The traditional affiliate marketer will want to take their Online Entrepreneur Certification training. You'll learn how to choose your niche, and then target and develop content for your new website.
If you're determined to succeed in the Make Money Online niche, then the Affiliate Bootcamp training is for you.
While this might sound desirable on the surface, it's highly competitive. The rest of the world is also targeting the MMO niche, so you will need to develop a ton of new content.
You're also taught ith the Affiliate Bootcamp how to promote the WA affiliate program. Developing this is not a bad thing, as it pays very well along with a recurring income from those members you refer to Wealthy Affiliate.
Other members are just a chat box away.
The internal Wealthy Affiliate community has a live chat which you can use for help. When starting out building an online business, there is so much information that it can be difficult to absorb it all. Live chat is for this purpose.
If you ever get confused or lost, head to live chat and another member will steer you in the right direction. This quick help is a significant benefit of Wealthy Affiliate being a global platform. There is always someone in the world available to help.
Great hosting support.
Many new members are starting without any WordPress or web hosting experience. Dealing with this inexperience is a part of the learning experience.
It's also a benefit of using the free hosting included with your Wealthy Affiliate membership. If you have any problems or questions about your site, there is always someone available to assist - 24/7.
Visitor engagement on your website.
As mentioned earlier, Wealthy Affiliate has an internal site comment system where members can add comments to other member's sites. These comments help with engagement on your website and the search engines like seeing this.
Site engagement is another way to increase ranking for your posts on your new website.
You can communicate with the successful Wealthy Affiliate members.
Many of the members who succeeded with Wealthy Affiliate still hang out in the community. Many of them also take questions from other members who are just starting.
As Lynne writes, she is making a full-time income but is not yet a millionaire. That is her next goal.
The Wealthy Affiliate platform is always getting updates.
WA is always adding new features to its hosting and training services. These new features continue to increase your value in your membership. The membership price remains the same.
The co-founders Kyle and Carson, stay active in the community.
Kyle is more involved in creating and updating the training. Carson is more engaged with the behind-the-scenes technology. Both of them, though, stay involved in the WA community.
Both of them frequently publish posts in the community. They also respond to comments and questions from other members. Many members also related that they respond to private messages.
You can read more about Lynne and her other blog posts at Loving Amazon Affiliate Marketing!