Is Wealthy Affiliate A SCAM?

I'm just gonna be straight up with you about Wealthy Affiliate and what they teach, based on my own personal experience.

So, years ago, I signed up for an account with Wealthy Affiliate.

But even back then I still already had a couple of years of experience under my belt, so I knew a few things about affiliate marketing.

And here is my opinion, based on what happened to me...

So, far as I understand Wealthy Affiliate is a community that teaches and trains people how to build niche affiliate websites, to enable them to make a full-time passive income online.

And they do their best to provide an entire ecosystem of all the tools and resources people need in order to accomplish that goal.

  • They have training
  • They have a community
  • They've created their own tools for things like keyword research
  • And they also make it simple for you to get squared away with buying your domain name and setting up your hosting through them

So far, so good.

Now, all that is well and good, but at the time I...

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How To Read Faster Without Speed Reading

I don't know about you but I've never really bought into the idea of "speed reading".

You've probably seen people like Howard Berg, who is hailed as "The World's Fastest Reader" that sells courses that supposedly teach others how to do the same.

Sure, he seems to be legit...but I've bought courses like his and speed reading just never seemed to "click" for me.

And that's a total bummer, because I certainly understand the advantage of being able to read fast.

I mean, most all the knowledge and wisdom you'd ever want to learn is inside of books, so the faster I'm able to read, I know that the smarter and wiser I'll become.

But how can I get that information inside my brain without going through the mind-numbingly slow process of having my eyes read every single word on every page?

The good news is that there are other alternatives to speed reading!

One of them is by listening to the books on tape or audio through services like Audible.

Audible has probably the largest collection of...

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How To Use Guerrilla Marketing To Create Your Own Blue Oceans

First off let me say that I love guerrilla marketing.

I think it really embodies the essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur and is an essential growth hacking skill if you want to get from bootstrap to mega success on a shoestring budget.

So, What Exactly Is Guerrilla Marketing?

Wikipedia defines guerrilla marketing is an advertisement strategy concept designed for businesses to promote their products or services in an unconventional way with little budget to spend.

In short, it's looking for creative an inexpensive ways to leverage opportunities to get massive exposure for your brand and make a big splash, for usually nothing more than a little bit of effort.

So, in order to get the juices flowing and to help you think outside the box to get exposure for your brand or product, here are a couple of guerrilla marketing examples...

Stamping Dollar Bills

Now, I realize this may not be legal in every country, but at least in the US you've probably noticed dollar bills that have...

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How Online Traffic Arbitrage Works

So, you want to get into traffic arbitrage?

Before we dive in, let's look at a definition of what arbitrage actually is...

ar·bi·trage is defined as "the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets or in derivative forms in order to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset".

So, in the case of online traffic sources, we would be going out and finding a traffic source and then finding a marketplace or other network that we could sell that traffic right back to and make a profit.

We're essentially becoming a middleman.

This is the same thing that the traffic networks do themselves with publishers and advertisers.

Now, while this simple formula may work in theory, I've found it's usually pretty challenging to buy traffic from one source and make any sort of profit from just directly pointing that traffic to a different network.

If it were that easy everybody would be doing it.

So, as a marketer, you need...

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Solo Ads vs Facebook Ads - Which Is Better?

So, just to be blunt, solo ads and Facebook ads are two completely different animals.

About the only thing these two have in common is that they're paid traffic sources.

Sure, you can use them for similar things, but let's quickly discus each one.

Facebook Ads

Facebook ads offer a very robust platform to target your ideal prospect or customer on a super granular level.

This is real traffic - after all Facebook is a publicly traded company, so they're not going to screw and scam their customers...that would not be good for business.

But, the hurdle or barrier to entry is that if you really want to get good at it, it's a little bit more complex than just selecting an image and targeting and direct linking to your offer or optin page.

You do need to understand some things about psychology, copywriting, design, and how to track sales and conversions to really master this platform.

Some great resources for improving your Facebook ads skills are:

Nicholas Kusmich's The Perfect Ad...

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How To Make Money Fast With Blogging

Well, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately the words blogging and fast are not synonymous.

If you're planning on starting a blog and you want to monetize it, especially building it up to a level where you can support yourself and all your expenses comfortably, it ain't gonna happen fast.

However, the great news is that while it's going to take to time, effort, and discipline to get it off the ground and gain some traction, the benefit of investing in building up a website that you have full control over is that it's a long-term asset that, if you structure it properly, can pay you residual passive income, with very little effort and maintenance, for a very long time.

So, Where Do You Start?

There's nothing really difficult about building a blog or website - from a technical side of things you just need to purchase a domain and setup a web hosting account and then connect the two.

Once you've done that it's as simple as installing a blogging...

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