I’d like to tell you a quick story about my search for online home business ideas. My husband and I like to unwind after a long day of work by scrolling mindlessly through social media or surfing the web. One night, out of nowhere, my husband said – we are really good at wasting time on the internet, why don’t we find a way to make money online? The rest is history lol!
No. 1: Search For Legitimate Opportunities Online
To be honest, when I first starting looking for opportunity online, I wasn’t sure what was real and what might be a scam. The last thing I wanted to do was waste money that I wouldn’t be able to recover.
I was getting a little discouraged while researching “opportunities” to make money taking online surveys or mystery shopping. I’ve since learned that some of these programs are out-right scams. But, regardless, there isn’t much opportunity to earn with the ones that aren’t scams.
One night, I stumbled across a website with many reviews of different companies and services, including a review of Wealthy Affiliate. I was immediately interested because Wealthy Affiliate seemed different that everything else I had been investigating.
No. 2: Determine What Distinguishes The Opportunity As Legitimate
First of all, it was clear that the Wealthy Affiliate platform didn’t exist solely to employ would be work-at-home individuals. Instead, the focus appeared to be (and is) to educate future online business owners to empower them to start and maintain successful companies.
That was huge for someone like me – I had no idea what affiliate marketing was before I started investigating Wealthy Affiliate. I was a newbie and eager to learn from the best! If this is you, I encourage you to read my post defining affiliate marketing!
Regardless how much you know about affiliate marketing, the tools and resources inside Wealthy Affiliate will help your business succeed (* some of these features require a premium membership)!
- Create a free account with no credit card required
- Affiliate Certification & Bootcamp Training – Earn While You Learn!
- First phase of training is available with Free Membership
- *5 Phase, 50 Lesson Certification & 7 Phase, 70 Lesson Bootcamp training
- *52 Live Classes Per Year
- Large social network of supportive affiliate marketers (over 1.4 million entrepreneurs!)
- Two free websites to get started
- *Web hosting, free SSL, WordPress website, Domains
- Affiliate Program with many perks and recurring income
- Keyword research platform
- *Live chat and messaging
4 Attributes of Successful Affiliate Marketers
Another reason I knew Wealthy Affiliate was different was the depth of the information provided, even to starter members. Becoming an affiliate marketer is exciting and members of the WA community want to share the methods they’ve used to succeed!
This inspirational post was written by Kyle Loudoun, one of the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. Each member has their own blog within Wealthy Affiliate, just like Kyle’s. These posts help all the members learn through other’s personal experience with all of the Wealthy Affiliate resources.
What are the 4 attributes of successful affiliate marketers? They center around the truth that this business is not a get-rich-quick scheme. A successful affiliate will focus on setting up their website right, using the training they are learning through Wealthy Affiliate.
Successful affiliates realize they are creating a business, not just doing side jobs to make a little cash. In order to make their business successful, they have to give it time. Building a successful, lasting business isn’t going to be quick.
Finally, building a business will be a great life achievement! To accomplish every great achievement in life, there will be wins and failures, ups and downs. Being able to realize your business will take time, like any life achievement, is an attribute of a successful affiliate marketer!
No. 3: When You Find An Opportunity, Test It Out With A Free Trial
A legitimate business will provide a way for you to check out what they are all about for free. Wealthy Affiliate offers a free trial and you don’t even have to enter your credit card to get started!
I went into depth on how to really take advantage of the trial in this post: What Is The Wealthy Affiliate Starter Trial? Step By Step What You Can Expect. I encourage you to check it out for a detailed view of all that is available during the WA starter trial!
If you are interested in affiliate marketing, I also encourage you to go through all the lessons available through the starter trial. Learning to start a business in affiliate marketing that will be successful takes knowledge and time. While you are studying each phase of the training and building your business, it helps to have the WA community to bounce ideas off of and get answers to your questions.
It feels as if you are learning and building your business with a group of your peers, because you are! Each lesson is designed to encourage comments and discussion. I’ve shown a screenshot example of the checklist at the bottom of each lesson along with a discussion area to talk to others about the tasks in that specific lesson. You can’t go wrong if you follow along and build your business!
Start Your Online Business Today!
Regardless if you’ve been hunting for online opportunities for a while or just started looking, I encourage you to take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. The starter trial is truly no risk and is a great way to see what the resources and community are all about.
Once you’re logged in, I will be your personal coach on WA and can help answer any questions you may have. I will be more than happy to show you around and help you get started on your new business!
Comment below if you are considering Wealthy Affiliate as the answer to your search for a legitimate online business idea. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you think of as you are exploring your options!