The hardest way to make an easy living.
I did it, I finally started trying to make money online. Yea, you read that right. It was a lot to even put together my server and hosting.
This idea called blogging, and an even more confusing term SEO.
Shrouded in mystery, I began taking action expecting huge lump sums aside from the fact that I lacked the skill to back it. I didn't know what I didn't know.
My name is Jordan Hill, I decided to document my journey before I actually succeed at this thing. I've never been the type to back down from a challenge and I'll admit, it's a gamble, but I do feel like I can offer something different to the industry through my story.
The space is full of gurus and experts without many of the types that just want to get to that first sale. I'm definitely here for that, while at the time of writing this I only having my first 4 sales under my belt.
Are you interested in creating a passive income but not so interested in the fanfare and MLM style cheerleading that can accompany some programs?
I can't and won't speak in depth on courses that I haven't taken but I will compare Wealthy Affiliate, Project 24, and the first program I ever took on earning affiliate income, SEO Affiliate Domination.
In addition to this, I'll cover pros and cons of the affiliate networks I personally use. One of the things I want to take time to say right now is, making decisions as a novice just isn't the same as someone who's found success.
I've been able to make some commissions via ShareaSale
Greg Jeffries Domination Labs
These are 2 different beasts for your journey but in my opinion both extremely valuable.
I was blown away by the SEO Affiliate Domination course far before I was confident enough to implement the material. It’s not often that I get excited while taking a course. You just know that it's going to work if you can just complete the puzzle.
Then came Wealthy Affiliate, I knew that I had stumbled upon something special when I watched the first few videos. They emphasize community and involvement. At first glance it seems a bit inauthentic, but they really are hoping to connect and keep you involved. I assume this helps newbies gain confidence through support, I came from a background of try and fail so I definitely wasn't in need of the cheerleading.
That said, Wealth Affiliate has some solid fundamentals and removes some of the pesky tasks like setting up hosting and domain registration that can sometimes seem like an intimidating task in itself. Actually, I know many people quit at sticking points like this.
Wealthy Affiliate Is For Beginners
Easy to follow, jam packed with actionable steps as well as reference links for all the tools and sites mentioned.
Another point, the delivery of the course is absent the burdensome nature of many similar programs.
Let’s be real, we take courses to acquire skills that can be implemented as soon as possible. The difficulty exists when the course is laid out awkwardly or the information needs to be extracted out of a mountain of text, the type the seems to lull me to sleep!
As a newbie to the space I was able to go through the total of about 20 videos in the first 2 days and then turn around and implement what I learned quickly ONLY because the course is thorough and sectioned off in a way that encourages participants to take action and quickly reference key steps.
It’s absolutely crazy how “involved” some of these other courses can be with there endless attempts to add value via distraction.
Almost every course nowadays has a “community” (read: blind leading the blind), “live chat” (read: bot), and “marketplace” (read: upsells). This one is no different.
SEO Affiliate Domination Is Advanced
The SEO Affiliate Domination has an extremely clean and easy to use Kajabi interface, keeping the experience minimal and the content thorough.
There’s no wonder why it’s creator Greg Jeffries was about to rank to 30 on Clickfunnels Dream Car Challenge earlier in 2018.
The guy clearly knows his stuff and wants to deliver the knowledge minus the bells and whistles.
Although there are many courses out there that teach Affiliate marketing, this one really stuck with me for a very easily overlooked reason. I never felt I was entering a “get-rich-quick scheme”, I only had the feeling that I was acquiring a skill and that alone is absolutely huge. I felt the same when I took Infinite Prosperity’s Forex Trading course in 2012 and I pay close attention when I come across this type of feeling.
There is indeed more hyped and better-presented courses out there, but I’m convinced that for those of us looking to really build a career skill and use it to drive an affiliate business, this is it. I literally came from no knowledge of SEO or Affiliate Marketing and made money within 90 days.