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Here is something I have been wanting to write for a while and now that I have explored this affiliate marketing platform for over 2 1/2 years I can honestly say I have the 411 on this. And no I am not going to push this platform on anyone in this blog. I just want to lay out the pros and cons and give you my personal Wealthy Affiliate Rip Off report for 2018.  (more…)

What Is SiteBuilder?

Looking For A SiteBuilder Review?

What exactly is SiteBuilder and what can it do for you? Are you looking for a site builder review?  That’s what I was asking when I first checked out this website. This is a simple to use site content builder and editor that you can use for your website building. When I checked the ratings on this site I saw that it has a 96 percent rating which is very high and actually placed 3rd out of the top ten listings for top website makers. They also have 10,000 theme templates to choose from which is very good and is known to be a very easy web making platform for people just starting out. You also get a free domain when you join.

The SiteBuilder is easy to get started and you get walked through the process easily and quickly and can get your blog/website up and running in no time. I think this platform is designed more for the beginner and has the basics to get you started but I wondered if this platform was good for running a professional business site versus a personal site for blogging and sharing.  Here is what a review of this platform looks like if you’re interested. Sorry if it’s a bit hard to see and it’s cut off a little but you can see it has a five star rating which is really all I was interested in. (more…)


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You ever been poor and need money and nobody wants to help you? You ever see how many people on the internet are poor and can’t seem to get a break? And you know what happens? They go to social media and spread their problems and hate for the way things are. So, what’s my solution to all of this.

Start meditating man!

Yea, you may laugh but a well known celebrity was given the advice to start meditating when their live spiraled out of control because of some stupid prank they pulled and thought people would think it was humorous. Well, it backfired and the advice given was to start meditating. You say that’s funny? How about if you were that celebrity or maybe you are poor and don’t know where to turn. Can’t get a job. Can’t get along in the workforce. Or maybe you’re too old to keep up and you have to face some honest truths. If you can’t get a job you will more than likely be poor and need money. It’s a fact of life.  So, if that’s you check out this meditation site and get some ideas on how to calm yourself down and then come back here and keep reading. Click Here


Starting Blog Income. It’s So Easy I Could Train My Dog To Do It!

Well, maybe but you’re thinking about starting a blog but don’t really know where to start right? What if you blog and don’t make any money? Wonder if it’s just a big pain in the butt?

Well, it doesn’t have to be a pain and you can make money doing it. But ask yourself first and be honest here. What is it you like to do and would love to write about? Do you have a favorite hobby or past time that you could see yourself blogging about?

Maybe you’re fisherman or a surfer or even an awesome gardener. Whatever you have a passion for you can make money as a blogger and I’ll tell you why. It’s relatively simple.

You write about a product related to your niche like a new fishing pole you just tried. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Create a review on this product and then promote it with links. We call these affiliate links. Check out this tutorial on using affiliate links written by someone I am affiliated with in a program I use to blog.

Affiliate Link Tutorial

Build your Blog Over Time!

Now, building a blog that’s geared towards starting blog income is something that doesn’t happen overnight. I’m being totally honest here. If it was that easy everyone would be a blogging millionaire. But, that’s not going to happen if you expect overnight success.

Why is that?

Because a blog takes months and sometimes years to become an authority in any niche. But, the good news is if you were to start today you could easily start seeing enough profit where you could quit your job and just blog every couple days on your niche site.

The Key To It All Is Be Consistent!

That’s right, like anything you must treat your blog as a business and not a hobby. Nurture it and it will grow. Stop caring for it and it will die. That’s how blogging works so if you start a blog for income make sure you are in it for the long haul!

Do Affiliate Training Programs Even Work?

Here is where affiliate marketing gets a bad rap. There are so many  training courses that have popped up over the years that it’s very easy to get scammed. And some people have shelled out thousands of bucks trying to start a blogging business and failed.

You know why?

Because the training programs don’t work, are outdated or are plain ol’ scams! If you want to learn affiliate marketing the right way it’s important to research, research and research some more the platform you are considering joining. It’s really that important. But, the training to write content and use affiliate marketing tools is a necessity in today’s fast pace digital marketplace.

You have to know what you are doing.

The good news is it’s really not that hard to do if you have a plan and stick to it. In fact the program I use is one of the best around and has made a lot of people money but they had to go step by step with the training. Check this out. It’s the first training tutorial and setup for the platform I started on two years ago. I started totally green and didn’t even know what keywords were!

Learn Affiliate Blogging

What Can You Expect When Starting Blog Income Websites

So, what can you expect at first? Well, honestly you will be confused how to start or be able to dive right in. Do you know how to use Word Press? If you can then you’re good to go. Do you know how to add pictures to your website posts? If you can then you’re good here too. And if you don’t know you can learn all of it online with an affiliate blogging course that works.

But where can you learn this affiliate marketing thing? Well, you could go to you local college and try that route. Take out a college loan, be surrounded by people trying to move forward and take your chances that you will get a job after that. But, do you really want to pay thousands in student loans just to get a possible job?

I wouldn’t and I’ll tell you why. About 15 years ago I went to college. I learned the electrical business and I worked while I was in school. The school farmed us out to contractors. I was an installer. I made great money and in my last year I was earning about $1000.00 a month. Not bad at all. Then the housing crunch came and building slowed and little ol’ me was out of work. Sure the money was good for a while but it ended and it was impossible to get back on the saddle and make a living afterwards.

And the digital world is now the way to go if you’re looking to make money today. If you don’t want to go to school, find a program that will teach you, support you and help you succeed. I did and I went through the Wealthy Affiliate. Now, this program teaches you to do the work. It doesn’t do the work for you. But you do get two free websites to start which I liked and they did have a trial version to get your feet wet. It’s also been online for 12 years now.

So what do you get with a Free Membership?


Two Free Websites

The Get Started Training Which Includes 10 high Quality Lessons!

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A Personal Welcome To The Program By Carson And Kyle, the founders of the Wealthy Affiliate

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Support from thousands of members!

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And online chat help forum. Get your questions answered 24/7 in minutes! Not days or weeks!

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Awesome Keyword Tool! I absolutely love this thing! An amazing keyword tool built into the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Type in a keyword in your niche and watch all the relevant keywords and phrases come up magically! Perfect for getting keywords for posts and ideas related to your niche!

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Ok, Great! Now What’s The Catch?

There is no catch but you must have a desire to find a way to begin starting a blog income. That’s it. Oh, and I did say the program was free to join. And I forgot to mention that I have been a member for about two years and am available for your questions when you need some help.

What’s the cost? Free to join. And while you do get the free lessons and support for a week you can upgrade to premium eventually once you get your website up and running. And if you don’t want to upgrade, no problem. You can stay a free member as long as you want. But take a look below at what the two memberships offer first before you decide on anything.

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Why Join And Why Listen To Me?

Well, I guess you could just blow me off and move on to the next shiny object but think about this. Have you ever found training in anything that starts out free? Maybe OJT for a job but do you really want to go that route? Fighting traffic. Crazy people on the road. Irate bosses. Flat pay. Disgruntled employees. Hell No!

Listen, I’ve been a U.S. Marine, a tow truck driver, an electrician and a slew of other hats in my life. Most if not all of these jobs were back breakers and pretty much were a pain in the you know what. Did I earn money doing them? Sure. Was it enough to live comfortably? No.  That’s because we live in an expendable society. You lose your job and two months later you could be on the street. Does the company care? Nope…it’s business as usual for them. They don’t know if you’re living in a cardboard box and eating top ramen or worse. That’s reality and working for someone else comes with a price.

On the other hand if you start now as an affiliate blogger and study through the first ten lessons on the Wealthy Affiliate for free you can have a money making website up and running in just a few minutes. Oh yea, and they do supply you with the Word Press platform to start blogging on your website after setting it up. It really is the easiest way to get started as a blogger earning an income. And starting your first website is as easy as clicking here.

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Anyone who wants to start their own money making website! You can be anyone at any age at any income bracket. All you need is the desire! Take a look at who can benefit from this blogging platform.

Retired People

Disabled People

First Time Working People

Young and older people

People On Limited Income

The List Goes On!

Starting to see the big picture yet? It’s simple. You build a website and begin blogging on it, add pictures, links to products and you’re good to go. On your way to becoming a successful blogger!

Otherwise you can go with the same ol’ same ol’ J.O.B that takes a lot but offers little. You can keep hearing oh, it’s just not in the budget. My wife is a school teacher at a local private school and there have been times she has gone out of her pocket for school supplies for the kids. Why? Because new stuff was not in the budget! How’s that for ya? Or you can keep working that job, waiting for a raise which never comes and feeling frustrated and worried about losing your job. I was a journeyman electrician and lost my job when I thought it would never happen. Believe me it can!

Benefits Of Starting Blog Income?

A whole ton of benefits! You can begin to build your own blogging empire! Seriously! All it takes is a bit of training which you can do in your spare time. In fact I work on my website as little as a couple hours a day. That’s it. And while I chose one particular niche, you can choose whatever you like. The sky is the limit!

Want to build an awesome website promoting golf clubs? You can with the Wealthy Affiliate websites! It’s easy and free to start.

So, what are some benefits of working from home as a blogger? Here’s a few.

Blog when you want from home

It’s fun to learn especially when you make that first sale!

Anyone can learn to do it!

You can earn as much as you want in your spare time!

No boss over your shoulder!

Learn at your own pace!

Build a business even if you still have a job!

How Much Can You Make And Do People Make Money?

I’ll be honest. There are some people that make a ton of money and there are some that make little to none. It all depends how much you want to succeed. How much you want to quit that nine to five. And how much you believe in yourself.
The last one is important. To succeed at anything you need self confidence. You just do. And starting your own blog may very well be what you need to gain that confidence. All it takes is for you to start. Pick a niche, use WordPress and use affiliate links to build your sales.

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Heck that’s easy! They are everywhere. Search online in any niche and you will find awesome affiliate products to promote. Even some of the big name retailers have affiliate products like….



Best Buy


Sams Club

And any company that promotes online will more than likely have an affiliate program with links you can promote. So, if you’re worried you can’t find affiliate links, stop worrying. There are tons of them out there in any niche!

Why Bother Learning? I Say Why Not!

If you’re still on the fence on whether or not you should try blogging for an income, let me recap some of the benefits like more time with family, more opportunity to make a real income, work from home in your spare time and learn with like minded people.

And there are millions of people if not billions who can benefit from your website once you get it up and running. At any given time there are billion of people searching online for something. And whether it be a new garden tool, a new surfboard type or even your own original product, you can build a website and promote your product with ease.

If you need help with blogging and you sign up for a free membership with the Wealthy Affiliate I will be there to help you all the way until you get set up and rolling. I’ll give you my personal email and profile messenger where you can access me at any time. There is tons of help with thousands of members and some are extremely bright and know their stuff. All at the click of a button and the live chat feature.

Strapped for cash but still want to learn how to blog and earn an income?

No worries. Stay a free member as long as you like. While some of the premium membership benefits are not available with the free membership you can still continue to build your website with what you learn with the first ten lessons on Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a win win and kicking the tires to this program is a must if you’re looking into making money as an affiliate blogger.

Ok, that’s just the tip of the iceberg on what you get with the Wealthy Affiliate program that teaches you how to get starting blog income online. In fact in your first week you will have an awesome website up and running and ready for business. But, you have to start now to get your blog moving in the right direction.

You want to earn money as a blogger right? I just laid out the best way to do it and all you have to do is trust in yourself and get started. Don’t overwhelm yourself either. It’s a simple platform, easy to use and understand and if I can do it, you can too.

Whew, that took a lot out of me writing all of this. But, before I go I want you to think about where you want to be in a year. Do you still want that old nine to five grind? The traffic and the nagging boss? Or do you want to actually start to earn an income and build a blogging business? The choice obviously yours but I guarantee if you start and keep going you will be successful at blogging. You will make money. And you will learn something that is something exciting that you can do at your own pace.

Want to know more?  Take a look at this get started video and let me know what you think. Got questions? Submit them in the comment section below.

Ready to start building your own website for free today? Without further ado…sign up to change your life today right here!






Are Wealthy Affiliates Success Stories Real?wealthy - Are Wealthy Affiliates Success Stories Real?

Someone recently was considering signing up with the Wealthy Affiliate and asked me if all those Wealthy Affiliate success stories were real. My reply was yes, they are but that doesn’t mean everyone succeeds at it. The look on their face told me what they were thinking. “Why waste my time?”

And that’s what happens with a lot of people who start on the Wealthy Affiliate and don’t see success overnight. It’s kind of sad really because anyone with half a brain would know that it takes work to succeed at anything. It’s like when I went to Marine Corps boot camp back in the 80’s. The drill instructors told us flat out many of us would fail and it was true. Many did fail. I don’t believe it was because all of them couldn’t handle boot camp. I think they told themselves it was too hard so they just said “I Quit!”

Strangely or not I saw that throughout my working career, guys would sign up to do the work but then when the going got tough they threw in the towel and went running. I don’t mean to laugh at it either, it’s really sad that the only barrier to our success is really what we say to ourselves.

Check out my honest review of the Wealthy Affiliate platform here. CLICK HERE

Does The Wealthy Affiliate Even Work?

Ok, so you want to know if the Wealthy Affiliate even works. Is it worth your time or is it just some pie in the sky scam that a couple dudes thought up? Actually it does work but it’s up to you to make it work. The platform just gives you the tools to become a success. Most of it will depend on your ability to learn and implement what you learned on your website. And yes, this platform has made a lot of folks a good ongoing income but it has taken them time. Nothing great is achieved overnight.

Take a look at some of the success stories of Wealthy Affiliate members here.

I have been a member of the Wealthy Affiliate for almost two years. In that time I have consistently worked on my blogging tips website and now it has grown to a site that is well trusted in my chosen niche. But, it didn’t happen overnight. I had to work at it and keep writing when I didn’t want to and now it is finally paying off. But, it isn’t just monetary payoffs that I like. I like the fact that I didn’t quit while I saw others fall by the wayside. It shows me that maybe my old Marine Corps training is still helping me today.

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The platform has two different memberships, free and paid. As far as the free membership goes anyone can stay a free member and keep building their website with a site rubix domain. But they don’t get the advanced training in affiliate marketing that’s needed to succeed. The paid membership is $49.00 a month which includes all of the training with both affiliate marketing lessons and a boot camp which trains you how to gain referrals.

You also get access to huge member base that has some very well educated affiliate marketers that can steer you in the right direction. But, I will say that the key to success as a blogger will be consistency and dedication to what you are doing. If you got that down, the sky is the limit on this platform.


Dedicate Yourself And You Will Succeed

Wealthy Affiliates Success stories are real but so is the hard work that was spent trying to get their websites making money. And it isn’t an overnight success but if you are dedicated, can write and learn some simple practices you can become a success on the site. It’s been proven over and over. There is no time frame for success either, it comes with time and ebbs and flows as you will see if you keep at blogging for a while.

That’s all I have to say about the Wealthy Affiliates right now. It does work but you have to make it work for you. It’s not a ticket to instant success as many seem to believe. It’s also not a scam but a learning university that teaches you how to succeed in the affiliate marketing arena. If you have the dedication and drive to succeed you too can but only if you keep trying when others quit.

Sign up for a free membership here.