Welcome and Congratulations.
You’ve taken your first step towards the possibility of financial independence.
My wife and I are probably a lot like you in many ways. It’s not long ago that we began to look for ways to increase, supplement or replace our income. We happen to be retired and believe me, you can not live on Social Security. I won’t go into detail here but believe me, just like you, we needed a way to earn extra money. Many people need extra money. Some may need extra money just to pay bills. Others may want to get money to save for their children’s education. You may just want extra money so you can do some of the fun things in life, like vacations. No matter what your reason, it takes the same amount of work and dedication.
This website is designed to help you. Point you in the right direction.
We hope to share with you what we have learned and hopefully, save you time and money. One of the pages on this website is How to be an Online Entrepreneur. This page lists types of opportunities we found and what path we chose to follow. If you have been looking for a while, I’m sure you have come across many programs claiming to help you make a lot of money each month working from home. They cost money to sign up and then even when they offer a free website they usually want a significant amount of money to help you set up your business. We did not have that kind of money to gamble with and I’m always skeptical about such schemes.
You obviously are looking to make money using the internet. I’m sure you have surfed the web many times and for many hours to find information, products, people, etc. Every place you land is a website, a distinct URL.
What this means is to be on the internet you will need a website. I am a technical person but really never knew much about websites. I thought to get a website I would have to pay someone upwards of $1000 to build it and pay every time I wanted it changed and upgraded.
Quickly, it became obvious that we needed to learn and we needed to learn fast. We found Wealthy Affiliate University, a free to join organization that actually teaches you the basics for free. We felt it was so good that, after a week as a free member, we joined as a Premium member to take advantage of a myriad of training modules and the ability to have up to a total of 50 websites. Wealthy Affiliate is also a network of people like you, making money and looking to make money on the internet. People all over the world, are willing to share experiences, knowledge and give you help. We strongly recommend that people join Wealthy Affiliate and you can see more about it on Our Recommendation page. You can also click on any of the Wealthy Affiliate graphics to go directly to their website.
You can quickly learn to build your own website. In fact, you can build a basic site in about 30 minutes. And you can build it for free.
Check out our page How to Build a Free Website.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s easy. However, you can learn at your own pace. You can launch a simple website and modify it for more sophistication as you learn more. You can have more than one website, all different. It’s totally up to you.
You start by picking a subject for your website. Your niche. It’s recommended that you pick a subject you are truly interested in. It makes it easier to write about and more interesting for you to work on. As an example, I have a website on golf, I’m an Amateur Golfer.com. I love the sport. I play often and also watch professional golf (both men and women). You will need to select your niche market. Wealthy Affiliate will help guide you. You can also do it on your own using a web hosting service and web designing software. I have a second site OnlineEntrepreneuring.com which you are currently viewing.
After building your site, and working to get it ranked in Google and other web search engines to help develop traffic, you can begin to monetize your site by becoming an affiliate marketer. You will be surprised at how many known companies use affiliate marketers to help sell their products. Essentially, you advertise products from them on your website with a link and get a commission if someone uses the link and buys a product. You can join multiple affiliate programs and just place their ads on your site. Wealthy Affiliate covers all this in their training courses. In addition, Wealthy Affiliate is comprised of tens of thousands of people like you. A network of like minded people willing to help and share their experiences to help you.
Affiliate marketing is one way to earn money on the internet, but their is also direct sales or selling products from a distributor who drop ships. People also sell electronic media. We believe Affiliate marketing is a good way to start.
Whatever you decide to do, we definitely feel that Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn, and be a member of a worldwide network of people all trying to earn money using the internet. People who, as I said before, are willing to share their experiences and what they learned worked or didn’t work.
When you’re ready, you can click the link below to check it out…..it’s free. The free starter membership allows you to build a website and teaches you how in the Level 1 Courses.
If you have any questions or would like any help please contact me, I would love to hear from you.
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