The Good and the Bad of Wealthy Affiliate

I would like to give a personal review of the good and the bad at Wealthy Affiliate.  In the past 5 years plus, I have been with Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium Member, it has indeed been a great privilege to see how the system works.  The owner’s Kyle and Carson have shown great integrity and honesty that is not part of many other training platforms.

This I know as my wife and I have been scammed by many so-called affiliate and internet training platforms.  Not only are the owners very conscientious to their members, but they are also developing new tools of business for our use.

The Good

1. World-Class training on affiliate marketing and the workings of the Internet.
2. 50 free websites (Premium Members). (Small annual hosting fee)
3. Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool.
4. Free Webinars.
5. The friendly Wealthy Affiliate Community which can be like a helpful family.
6. Fantastic Site Support which many times correct a site problem in just minutes.
7. Live Chat where questions can be answered on the spot.
8. Many other great features such incentives (the Las Vegas trip for awarded for WA promotions), continuous efforts by Kyle and Carson to better the great features we have now, the opportunity to share with the WA Community success, failures (ugh), questions and ideas.

The Bad

Let me see now I am sure there is something I could complain about. Mmmmm, let me think for a minute or so. Nope, for the life of me, I can’t come up with one complaint. Must be something, unless when I have to sign off from Wealthy Affiliate for meals or bedtime I am disappointed to leave this wonderful experience.

This can be a very special and wonderful experience for you in learning how to improve your future with the meaningful knowledge offered by Wealthy Affiliate

Why not check out what Wealthy Affiliate can offer.  See Product Review: Wealthy Affiliate for more information


How To Make a Website in Less Then 5 Minutes


The definition of a website is slightly complex and a little confusing: “A website is a collection of related web pages including multimedia content typically identified with a common domain name and published on at least one server” So let’s take any confusion or mystery out of the term “website”. A website is where you “publish” any articles you create to be seen by visitors on the WWW or web.server.

Why is a Website Necessary?

In years past, if a person wanted to go into business for themselves they first had to seek out a store or perhaps an office to operate out if the product was more of a mobile type such as encyclopedias or maybe brushes.

The typical startup costs for a “brick-and-mortar” store was usually from $50,000 on up. Depending on the product to be sold and the person selling, this cost of a start-up was beyond the average person’s means.  Like I mentioned earlier, you could sell books, brushes, and cosmetics as a “home business”

In most cases, the profit line was pretty thin and except for the very hardy and aggressive types, the ” door-to-door” sales routine discouraged many a participant. Today the “door-to-door sales attempts are many times banned from gated communities or just outright dangerous in our less than friendly society.

How can you conduct business in our world today without a large investment or sacrifice safety? The answer is the Internet or the “Web”. An Internet business can be run from the comfort and safety of your home.

So what is the source used to conduct this business, it is called a website. Without a website, there are few ways to do business on the Internet.

First of all, I will take the liberty and assumption that you already have a computer of some sort. There are “Smart Phones”,  tablets and other electronic devices,  but a desktop or laptop computer is really the best way to do any business online.

So we can now assume you have that computer. The next thing necessary to conduct an internet business is a website. How do you use a website?

Now there are tons of recreational uses on the internet such as social media sites, games, chat groups, news sites, informational sites, and many more that you don’t need a website for.

In the business realm, however, you need a website for selling a product or being partners with a company whose product you can advertise on your website and receive a commission for each sale that comes from your website. This is called affiliate marketing.

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How to Make Money at Home Online

Introduction:  How to Make Money at Home Online

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to work at home?  Are you tired of that daily commute, long or small?

Then when you get to that worksite you have to endure that cranky, demanding boss, hostile co-workers, and boring job.  But hold on, you might say, I like my job,  it is exciting and meaningful, my boss is a sweetheart, my co-workers are my best friends.

Let’s look at something else.  It doesn’t matter that much if you like or hate your job, don’t mind that long or short commute every day, all of us could use some extra cash, couldn’t we?

So instead of looking for that part-time job to get some extra money, let’s take a look at what working at home would be like.

When you work at home, you are the “boss”, you set your own schedule, work as long as you want or short as you want and have all the comforts of your home.  Working at home can be for part-time or with a full-time goal in mind.

Before we go on any further, I want to tell this is not a “get-rich-over-night” scheme.  It will take time and some effort on your part.  But the prospect of having your own business and being your own boss can be very satisfying.

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Are You Tired of Living of Living From Paycheck to Paycheck?


Does it seem like are you always a little short of the “green stuff”? Maybe your dream trip is to Hawaii, France, or Bali. But is it like a mirage in the desert, drifting into next year and beyond?

How about something more at home? Maybe paying off those credit cards or car loan?   Maybe the clothes’ washer is on its last legs?   Of course, this isn’t quite as exciting as a trip to Hawaii, but let’s look at the long-term possibilities.

Have you ever thought of what it would be like to work at home? Do you spend hours in commuting, driving miles and miles every day to a job you dislike? What about the fuel expense, wear, and tear on your automobile?

By working at home there is NO BOSS, no unfriendly workers, and no boring job. If this is your dream to work at home you have come to the right place.

Maybe you love your exciting and meaningful job, boss, and co-workers who are an intricate part of your life. That’s OK too! But don’t all of us love a little extra cash for the holiday seasons, special purchases, and rewarding trips?  You can do this as a part-time business.

What is nice about a home business it can be either full time or part-time providing possible full-time income or just an extra few hundred dollars a month that you might need.

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How to Earn Extra Income at Home


Are you a wage earner? Are you looking for extra income? You might say, who isn’t? Do I need to get a part-time job? So often that seems to be the only answer to need for extra income.

However, haven’t you had enough wear and tear on yourself and your automobile for one day?

Do you want added expense on your wardrobe and more commuting?

Doesn’t the idea of working at home for a few hours have a better appeal than running off to another job?

Consider this possibility. There is a way to bring in extra income and not have to race home and run off to that part-time job.  Does this sound attractive?

Then you will want to learn how to build your own home business on the internet. I think most all of us could use an extra $$$.

If you are working at home you are there for the kids, husband (wife) and you can make some extra $$$.

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How to Work From Home and Earn a Income


Have you ever thought how nice it would be to work at home and earn an income? No more gut-wrenching commute to work and back home.  Besides travel expenses, you have a wardrobe to consider.  Then there is the being away from the family for a least 8 hours a day with a full-time job.  Is your boss an old crank, the work boring, working conditions not so good?

How could I earn a living at home”? Isn’t working at home just trying to sell something like soap or cosmetics? I don’t like direct selling! I have heard of MLM companies (Multi-Level Marketing), but that is not for me.” “My neighbor tried that once and didn’t do very well.”

It is true that MLM businesses require you to sell something.  It also is true the most MLMs require an upfront investment for products or just to join their organization.  This could cost from a few hundred $$ to even several thousand $$

So what other options are there to make money online?  You could try selling on E-Bay.  That also involves investing money in drop-shippers and selling expenses on E-Bay.

You could try direct selling in which you must find a wholesaler and build an inventory and advertise on your website (if you have one) and hope you can sell your inventory.

There is a better way which doesn’t involve direct sales or worse “cold” sales which are calls you have to make to someone you don’t know.  It is called affiliate marketing.  You don’t even need a product to sell, no inventory, no storage, none of that.

All you need is to partner with an affiliate company, an example is, there are many others you can affiliate with too. They take care of the orders, do the shipping and pay you a commission because you are “advertising” for them through your website.

“What could I put on my website that would attract readers and followers?” Let me ask you this, do you have a passion for life like golf, child care, antique cars, aviation, healthcare, personal development, outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, etc.?

Just think about what is the thing you like to do if you didn’t have to work? Why not take your passion or niche, that is something you love to do and use it to make money. Your niche is what your website would be all about.

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Internet Scams and Frauds

Bill and Sue


I want to advise you about internet scams and frauds and how they work. This is what happened to us several years ago.  The name of the individuals or companies is not so much of a concern as the pattern and method of the scammers.  The actual individuals and companies are probably no longer on the scene, so only their methods will be discussed.

Several years ago when I retired from Wake Island Flight Operations and moved to the western part of the United States.  I wanted to make some extra income, so I was looking on the Internet,  as many of you do.

I found an ad online that said, “Make a Good Living by Entering Data for E-Bay”.  Naturally, this sounded interesting.  There was a long story about this single mom, let’s call her  Barbara,  who been laid off from work and was down to her last few $$.  She and her child were to be evicted from their apartment within a few days.

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Product Review: Wealthy Affiliate



Today I am going to review a Home Based Business training program called Wealthy Affiliate.  What they claim to teach you is how to become an affiliate of a larger company or organization.  They teach you is how to build a website and “advertise “your ‘parent’ company’s product on your website.  When visitors come to your website and click on your “parent company’s link and buy their product, you get a  commission.

I will take a look at the operation of Wealthy Affiliate in terms of honesty, integrity, effective training, and company support.

But first, let take a look at what Wealthy Affiliate does as a training platform.

Here are some of the most common “positives” that attract people.

Let’s look at  the Starter Membership:

  • Getting Started Training (Easy to learn)
  • Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom Training, and Courses
  • Many HELPFUL community members that can answer your questions.
  • Live & Interactive Help at all hours of the day.
  • A Free, Beautifully Designed Website
  • State of the Art Secure and Fast Hosting
  • Access to Industry Experts & Millionaires
  • A strict spam-free environment.
  • Completely FREE to Get Started! (with no catches)

The Premium Membership offers a lot more:

  • Live Help-Unlimited
  • Private Messaging
  • Websites-10 free websites
  • Website Security Package
  • Website Back-Up
  • Newbie Training Course
  • Affiliate Bootcamp Training
  • Live Video Classes and Replay Classes
  • Video Walk-Through
  • Keyword Research-Jaaxy Tool
  • Training Classrooms-12
  • Affiliate Program-2X higher payout
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Private Access to Owners
  • Website Feedback Platform
  • Website Comment Platform
  • Website Analysis
  • 24/7/365 Website Support
    (See comparison chart at the end of the article).

The Premium Membership also includes all the Starter Membership benefits.

There are no up-sales or add-ons to the main program.

The Jaaxy research tool is free, you can upgrade to Pro and Enterprise levels if you desire.

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How to Build Your Own Internet Business



Have you ever thought of working at home in a full time or even part-time position?     Are you tired of the drudgery at work?  Does your boss appreciate you?

Maybe you really do love your job and don’t plan to quit.  Could you use some extra cash to make that vacation dream come true?  Or maybe you just need that extra cash to make ends meet.  So how do I build an online business?  Please read on.

Even if your company is pretty safe from job force reduction, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to pay off those credit card debts?  How about replacing that run down sofa the kids have battered?  A few extra hundred $$$ a month would be great, wouldn’t it?  Whatever the reason, I think most all of us could use an extra $$$.

So how do you go about getting that extra cash? A part-time job? That means more hours away from home plus commuting,  even if it is only a few miles.  Sometimes an extra job can be very costly in terms of family relationships plus the expense of commuting, maybe work clothes and other expenses?

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Earn Residual Income at Home


Are you just starting out or have already said goodbye to the “daily 9-5 grind”?  Whichever it is, you need to earn residual income from home for in the retirement years.

Now for some of you folks, that is probably the farthest thing from your mind as you complicate careers, where to live, getting established in the community,  planning a family and a million and one other things.

The retirement time does seem like  “a thing” in the distant future.  The wise couple will soon realize in most cases,  a company may not have a retirement plan (residual income) of any kind.

Your company may have a 401K or something similar that you can invest in because so many straight pension plans have gone by the wayside in these current economic times.  The average person may change jobs several times during their working career. Usually, the 401K stays with the company (your share is yours, of course) so what are you left with?  It is not a happy thought.

What about stocks?  Even the true expert investors fall on their faces,  sometimes.  I don’t know about you, I sometimes think the stock market could be about as reliable as going to a casino and giving them your money.

So what is the answer to retirement income that will more likely to be there when you retire?   Read on!

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