Now that I have a blog set up and have learned a few things, I will start my training again from scratch. Why? So that I relearn the basics and spend time communicating with communities. I started this blog to share my journey with others and in my haste to get content up I feel I have moved too fast without giving a lot of support and information. Please bear with me I want to share so much but have realized I can be like a bull in a china shop – full steam ahead with blinkers on. As mentioned in my first post about me, I want to learn how to make money online which includes Amazon, affiliate marketing and email marketing of products as well as services. However, I also want to share with others what I am doing so that they can benefit as well.
Once I had joined the Reliable Education (affiliate link) training course I had heaps of questions and a head full of ideas. So off I went and started researching all things Amazon. I listened to youtube videos and signed up for every free book, report, and seminar that I could find including heaps that magically became part of my facebook feed. I am sure I landed on at least half a dozen lists of people promoting the same product or seminar nevertheless I worked through them all. If I found something I had already done, I simply deleted the email. I don’t unsubscribe quickly because sometimes people will promote another product or idea that is more useful to my niche. Most people are like supermarkets. They have a range of products and ideas that are helpful to getting set up online for both niche ideas (such as how to train a dog with books, training chains or maybe links to training schools where you attend in person) and for strictly digital referrals, where they help others get set up online maybe to sell books, courses or software.
I am slowly reworking the course and finding things I missed the first time around. This has been very helpful in building my focus. I have a couple of product ideas and am looking at manufacturers. However, as I travel a lot I will need to find somewhere to send samples when I start approaching manufacturers so have slowed down a little till I have a slower month. Although I travel, I am promoting my current business and sometimes can’t stay in one place for more than 3 or 4 days.
The next thing I did was to join Wealthy Affiliate (affiliate link) as a free start up member. This gave me two start-up courses to learn how to build a website. One for general websites and one for an affiliate Bootcamp. As a free member for the first 7 days you also get some of the features of the paid version such as access to the live chat. There are 10 lessons in the free start up version and at the bottom of each lesson are questions people have asked and others have answered. I am going through this as well and finding answers to future questions I might have. I became premium so that I could update my siterubix website to my own domain name with dot com. Now I have 5 additional niche website courses (of about 10 lessons each) and 6 additional affiliate courses to work through. As I start interacting with the community, I will also get help with my blog from the community to assist me on my journey which I think is wonderful.
I have a little more detail here on my original post about how to build a website and affiliate marketing.
Now that I have the premium membership I am learning more about keyword targeting and content ideas to actually get found by google so I will also be reviewing my earlier posts and trying to make sure that I meet the criteria required to be found. Hopefully, this will lead to more people reading my posts.
I have also been working on email marketing and have bought a list of people interested in learning about email marketing. I have set up an autoresponder campaign to hopefully get some people interested in learning what I learned so I can say I made some money. To date, however, I am still waiting to frame that first buck. Fingers crossed, some will, wome won’t, so what.