Would You Like To Become An Internet Business Success Story?
I know I would. I’m working at it, but I’m not there yet. Believe me, though, when I tell you that someday I will be an internet success story myself. I’m working toward that financial freedom that most of us want and few of us ever obtain.
And why don’t we ever get there? I think it’s because we get stuck in a job where we earn what our boss thinks we are worth and nothing more. Unless you have a boss that thinks you are worth $50,000 a month, you are not going to be able to live the dream life you want.
The internet offers a lot of potential. The customer base is huge. You can set up a website to earn passive income, which means that you make money while you are doing something else. And your income potential is huge too.
Is It Easy?
You know the old saying. If it was easy everybody would be doing it. Since everybody is NOT doing it, then it must not be that easy, right?
Remember, even though it isn’t easy, it’s very possible to do for the people who are willing to put in the time and the effort to make it happen.
That’s why I like to find and read about people who have become financially successful online, from those who are making only $1000 or so per month to those who are making upwards of $500,000 per month online. All are successful, just to varying degrees.
Today I’m Going To Write About Vitaliy G.
As I said in previous success story posts, I don’t give last names of the people I write about. I don’t think it’s necessary, and I like to give them at least a little anonymity.
Anyway, about Vitaliy G. I first learned about Vitaliy when I joined Wealthy Affiliate two years ago. One of the features of WA is that members are able to write posts within the WA website for their followers and others to read.
The way it works is that when you follow someone at Wealthy Affiliate, when that person posts within the community you are notified by email that they have written a new post. That gives you a chance to check it out.
You can get a lot of valuable information that way.
Also, on your WA dashboard, the featured posts, top ten posts, success posts, and such are published and you can read them an If the poster isn’t someone you follow and you decide to follow them, then you can do so and receive the email alerts for that person too.
It’s not uncommon to end up following thousands of people and having thousands of followers of your own the longer you stay an active member of the Wealthy Affiliate community.
But I’m getting off topic here.
Reading his About Me page on his website, How To Make Honest Money Online, Vitaliy posted in 2013 that he’d been working online for over 14 years. I guess that would make it over 20 years by now (2019). His full time online income began 17 years ago, so he knows the ropes.
Like pretty much everyone else, he struggled in the beginning. He was drawn to the “get rich quickly and easily” products that were advertised abundantly online. He tried paid surveys, something called Seven Dollar Secrets, and many more.
Most failed to deliver on their promises. His scattered, trial-and-error approach wasn’t working. He was spinning his wheels and not making any money.
Down to only $30 in the bank, with nothing to show for all the work and effort put in trying to earn money online, He discovered an online “school” that taught the “real ways to actually make money online.”
He found Wealthy Affiliate.
It was in the latter-end of 2007 when he took the plunge and signed up. According to his own words, “Fast forward to today, it was the BEST decision I ever made!”
He’s been a member ever since, and continues to earn a great income online. Here’s a snapshot of one of his income reports, taken from one of his posts.
That one website consistently makes him approximately $4000 per month, and December earned him over $11,000 for that one month alone (must be holiday sales related). Vitaliy reports that since 2005 he’s made well over a million dollars from his online websites!
Vitaliy is involved in affiliate marketing. It’s a sound business model for online success and is growing in popularity online. In a nutshell, affiliate marketing connects people searching online with the products that they are looking for, and if it’s your website promoting that product that gets them to buy, you earn a commission.
No need to stock or ship products or deal with the customers. Just promote the products that other companies make and earn commissions when people buy.
Of course there’s a whole lot more to it than that, and that’s why there are websites like Wealthy Affiliate that teach the ins and outs of successful affiliate marketing online.
Stories Like Vitaliy’s Inspire Me!
I’ll be totally honest here. I’m still building my business, and I’m not making sales yet. That’s because there are two absolute, non-negotiable requirements necessary to become successful online, at least in affiliate marketing. And I’m still in the early stages of both. They are:
- Time – The internet is HUGE! There are millions of websites competing for the attention of people browsing online. How do people find your site among so many established websites out there? The search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing, that’s the big 3) are set up to rank searches according to criteria that kind of excludes beginners. Or at least makes it harder for them to break in. I think it’s because they know that a lot of people quit after a short time and give up. The search engines reward longevity.
- Quality content – It takes time to build up trust and make your site an authority site that consistently ranks high on searches. Again, a lot of people lose interest in adding content to their sites and quit, moving on to other things where they can perhaps see more progress. The search engines require a lot of quality content, and that’s the second reason you HAVE to keep adding content to your website.
Affiliate Marketing Is A Serious Business
If you REALLY want to become a successful online business person, making tens or hundreds of thousand dollars per year, or even per month, then you can if you’re willing to put in the effort. You absolutely can.
You’ve heard the old saying, “Knowledge is power.” I’ll add to it. “Knowledge is success, and knowledge is money.”
i’ll give you the same answer that Vitaliy would give – Wealthy Affiliate. There are lots of websites that promise to teach you how to succeed online, but someone has to be #1, and in my opinion, there isn’t a better site online to learn the “secrets” to online success than Wealthy Affiliate.
And, best of all, it’s FREE to join! Pretty much all the other training websites make you pay to join. Not Wealthy Affiliate?
Why does Wealthy Affiliate want you to sign up for free? Because, once you get the chance to look at the training, the benefits, and what you can do with your own website, you’ll want to advance to the Premium membership, which does cost money but is well worth the price.
You don’t have to, though. No pressure. You get 10 free lessons on how to get started, and 2 free websites to boot.
If you’re looking to get-rich-quick, or don’t have the desire, time or inclination to put consistent effort into building a successful online business, then I don’t recommend that you join Wealthy Affiliate.
If you’re willing to do what it takes to win, and are willing to work to make it happen, then joining Wealthy Affiliate is a very wise decision. You’ll be given all the tools you need to succeed.
Disclosure: The FTC requires that affiliate marketers (me) advise potential customers (you) that if you click on an affiliate link and end up making a purchase, I will be paid a commission. That commission is not added to the cost of the product.
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