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Ever wondered about affiliate marketing? Do you want to learn about a business that offers many returns? Do you want to know the right way to go about getting into this type of venture? Are you willing to put in the time necessary to achieve your goals?

I was first introduced to affiliate marketing as a home based business model when I stumbled upon profitlance program back in 2006. I always liked the idea of working from home, and this program was offering to teach me how to become a successful affiliate marketer creating multiple streams of income online. I decided to join, and the sign up cost wasn’t that bad back then. I paid $49.99 for the year; it was a small investment I thought for the many returns I was going to receive.

I was a total newbie to everything when I signed up. I did not know my way around the computer, and I did not understand the whole computer jargon. However, the thought of making multiple streams of income online was so attractive to me. I became a mad person studying this program endlessly trying to create wealth IMMEDIATELY…I was sucked into the whole idea with no clue fully of what it entailed or what to expect.

Now, the program turned out to be one of the better programs out there at the time. Even though I found it overwhelming, I was still able to create a landing page for my website. I added banners and advertising links, and I was able to launch it. However, all my endeavours led to a miserable outcome. It didn’t help that I was unemployed and destitute at the time, and I wanted instant riches. I gave into frustration, and I gave up (never give up).

Fast forward to 2011:

I was surfing the net one day, and I happen to come upon a work from home advertising on affiliate marketing again. I decided to check it out, because I’m in a better place today; I knew this time I would be able to take my time and really learn the ins and outs of becoming a successful affiliate marketer.

Here is what I should have brought with me from my past experiences, NEVER JUMP AT THE FIRST OFFER YOU SEE!!!! Always do you research. However, if I had not made that uniformed leap, I would not be able to offer this review to you today.

The Six Figure Program:

The first training program I found was called Six Figure Program. When I saw that site, I thought wow!! Now this looks like a good deal, it is only $27 for the year I can make this work. Although their whole set up is great, the only difference between them and Profitlance, is that they give you your first website for free. You still have to get your own hosting company to host your website, and they don’t offer you much in the way of support.

I found that most of these training programs also have outside programs that they offer to try to bait people as well. For instance, there are these outside coaching companies that will start calling you as soon as you sign up for a program. The fees for these “experts” range from astronomical to-well it sounds like you’re broke, why don’t I offer you a small down payment and a payment plan.

When you are starting off as an affiliate marketer, you do not need to waste your resources on external things that may not work. Work the program utilizing marketing strategies that are FREE. As long as you are trained on how that works, you can duplicate it. It just takes time to learn and patience.

These sites that offer external assistance like coaching or something of that nature always like to hype it up as if that is the only way you will ever succeed. Just remember this, they started off not knowing anything as well (at least that’s what they claim), and if they can do it- then so can you. I will say that turned me off of this program, and I need to ask for my money back. While messing around with this program (disappointingly), I came across another training site, and I decided to take a look. The name of this site is called Wealthy Affiliate University.

Wealthy Affiliate University:

Wealthy Affiliate University's program is phenomenal. This site is full of everything you need to learn to become a successful affiliate marketer. It offers so much knowledge, that if you stick with the program, you’ll reach your goal of learning how to create wealth online. Ultimately, becoming independently wealthy and experiencing financial freedom like never before. The knowledge I’ve acquired from this site surpasses the other two sites I’ve tried. Apart from the training, they offer forums as well and social networking within the program. Everyone that’s apart of the WAU family write blogs discuss any and everything in the forum, we find buddies to assist or offer support if we need it. This is a ONE STOP SHOP!!!

The training offered is still overwhelming at times. There is so much to learn, but it is not discouraging. I know I’m actually getting my moneys worth. When I start to get that feeling, I just break the tension by browsing through the site. I check out the forum; I read the blogs or do some brainstorming activities away from the computer. The best thing about is I haven’t received a call with outside offers. They have everything you need in that site.

To Recap:

Six Figure Program:

  • One free website when you sign up
  • Good tutorials
  • Good information
  • No web hosting
  • Outside offers that cost a whole lot extra
  • No support (except for emails and those are put in as tickets)
  • Some value for the small amount invested

Wealthy Affiliate University:

  • Website templates that is easy to use
  • Great training which includes tutorials
  • Great information
  • Web hosting
  • No outside offers
  • Support from other members and WA employees
  • Partnerships (very important) ie: Wordpress, Squidoo and host of others
  • Assistance with writing (this is a biggie)
  • Great value for the small investment

The list goes on and on.

When choosing a training program for affiliate marketing, make sure the program includes a lot of features like the ones offered at Wealthy Affiliate University. Learning how to create wealth online as a successful affiliate marketer takes time, patience and perseverance. THIS IS NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME!!! However once you learn the program and are able to duplicate it, your dreams may be realized. Great success to all!!

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