I just wanted to let you know about an interview that took place on Blog Talk Radio with Jay (Jaaxy product manager) and with Kate and Joan, two of the top “Squidoo” lensmasters out there…whom are also a MASSIVE Jaaxy fans.
Listen to the replay here….
If you didn’t know, I am also a SUPER USER of Jaaxy. It literally saves me hours per day in my keyword research activities.
A day in which the way you learn, share, network and build a business online has changed. As of today (April 4th, 2012), Wealthy Affiliate Platinum has been retired. Out with the old, in with the new.
Today we are happy to announce the most interactive, robust and powerful Internet Business training community anywhere….
Wealthy Affiliate – The Open Education Project (OEP)
When we created Wealthy Affiliate back in 2005 it started out as a “keyword list” website! Since then it has evolved almost daily and become what it is today, the #1 Internet Business training platform anywhere. Our latest evolution has been 7 years in the making.
7 years of experience operating an Internet Business Training website has taught us a lot. The Open Education Project is a collection of all our ideas from the last 7 years and we have now revealed the most robust, powerful, and “success creating” system for our members. We believe we have accomplished this.
The Open Education Project is drastic. It is powerful. It gives members the most power they have ever had to learn, to teach, to network, to interact, to engage, to share, and to succeed.
People typically don’t like change as was quite evident in the latest update by Facebook Timeline. However, people have been unbelievably receptive to the brand new, and VASTLY improved WealthyAffiliate, Open Education Project platform.
So what is OEP and how does it affect YOU?
Things on the Internet are going to change. If you have been involved with Internet Business in the last two years you will have seen the landscape completely change and evolve. The training within The Open Education Project is evolving at the fastest pace ever. Incentive to create, share, and network has never been more apparent. Interactions and relationships are being formed and solidified.
Wealthy Affiliate, OEP is the only place you need to be, the only Internet business community you need to be apart of, the only place you need to network. It has the largest, most current, and most comprehensive training system anywhere online. It truly is an open education platform. Anyone can create and share their knowledge, and they do.
Buying e-books, courses, support programs and other mentorships no longer makes any sense. If you don’t see a resource or training module within Wealthy Affiliate you can request it and a fellow member with the skillset in that particular area will create it. Yes, you read that right. You can REQUEST any training that you want and it will get created!
The training is, and will continue to remain, unparalleled in the industry!
Unbelievable Networking Capabilities.
Help is not just on its way, it is already here. Imagine having 1000’s of friends in the Internet Business niche that are there for you, regardless of the time of day. The Open Education Project allows you to network, regardless of the time of day, with people that share interests, are interesting, and are willing to help you achieve your goals.
Social interaction and networking has been one of the core focal points with The OEP evolution. You can now interact with other members, engage in any training that interests you, get help on any topic from the experts, and ask questions or post your ideas in an open discussion and get feedback.
You have a “Personal Feed” within the community where you can follow anyone that you like. People that are you interested in. People that have knowledge that you want. People that are your friends. People that you aspire to be. Follow their journey online within their LIVE STREAM of activity!
Support Like No Other.
Myself and Carson (the founders of Wealthy Affiliate) are an active part of the community every single day, sometimes too often. We have been known to burn the midnight oil, helping members until the early hours in the morning within Live Chat and within our Training dialogues.
Within Wealthy Affiliate, you can contact us personally, privately, or within one of the many socially (and open) outlets. No question goes unanswered and no question is a “bad” one. We have learned a lot in our 10 years (each) in the business and likely have an answer or insight into almost any question you may have.
The support does not end there…
You have access to EVERYONE else within the Open Education Project, meaning you can contact people with expertise in any area. There are some awesome people within WA and you realize this out very quickly. Our Live Chat is active ALL day, so regardless of your location in the world there will always be someone there to communicate with. If not, leave us a message and we will give you a hand. Simple enough right?
Whether you are running an offline business, an online business, or looking to start a business, you have a homebase for your business at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a place where you will learn what you need to know to start a business, find more business, and scale a business.
Make Wealthy Affiliate you home. Make it your place to network with others. Make it your place to educate yourself. Make it your place to teach. Make it your place to research. Make it your place to build. Make it your place to succeed. Or make it all of the above or any variation that you want. That is the special part about WA…you have everything at your fingertips, so whatever your needs or wants are, you can access it simply by logging in.
No more seeking out the next e-book. Buying the next course. Watching the next annoying sales video. Buying the next tool. You have everything…which leads me to the next thing you need to understand.
You DO NOT need anything else!
My last point, and the one that Carson and I are most passionate about.
When you become a member of WA, and you DO NOT need to ever buy another product or service again. Seriously.
Want training? You have all the training you need within the OEP. You want support, done…unlimited support. You want to network and create relationships in the business world? This is a day to day part of life within the OEP. You want to help others? You can do this as well, and you will be rewarded greatly within OEP. You want access to tools that will save you a ton of time with research? Included. You want to build unlimited websites without needing to know code…you want state of the art hosting, you want email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, and to host many sites (that you could potentially sell)? Yes, included.
There honestly isn’t anything you need other than Wealthy Affiliate, and I say this with utmost confidence.
$47/mth. That is it. No catches. No extra expenses. Everything included so you can just focus on creating your business online, earning money, and earning lots of it!
So, today we would like to invite you to take a look at OEP. This is going to continue setting off a shift in the Internet Marketing industry, one in which is going to continue keeping Wealthy Affiliate as the top place to learn and share Internet business information.
If you are not a member and are still wasting your money on training elsewhere (University & College included), you need to reconsider. The Open Education Project is all you need!
Note: We do not want you sacrificing groceries to become a member of Wealthy Affiliate. If you simply cannot afford the small tuition to enter WA, that is OK. We have released free training over the years and here are a few of the “free courses” we have launched that you can enrol in for, FREE!
People have been wondering what is going on “behind the scenes at WA”. Although I cannot let you in on the full details yet, I can tell you that it is going to be massive. Really massive.
So massive, that we want to give you the early bird special of the Wealthy Affiliate LIFETIME Membership. This is probably the most INSANE offer we have ever done, and it is going to truly offer an unbelievable amount of lifetime value.
But before I get started, I want to warn you that it is very expensive. VERY. But there is a reason for this, we are limiting the lifetime memberships to only 100 people.
Yes, very exclusive and you will be getting the exclusive treatment.
Before we get to the price, here is what we are going to be offering to lifetime members of Wealthy Affiliate.
(1) Full, uninhibited access to Wealthy Affiliate for the rest of your life, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
(2) Full, uninhibited access to Jaaxy, the top keyword research tool, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
(3) Full, uninhibited access to WordPress Express and Unlimited hosting at Wealthy Affiliate, the most powerful web hosting offering in the world, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
(3) You are invited to our all expenses paid Las Vegas Conference every year, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
(4) 1% Stake in the company (become a shareholder)
And for the ULTRA BONUS, something that is totally unheard of in the industry.
Kyle or Carson will fly to your house one day per year for a personal training seminar, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
Yes, we will roll up to your house, we will hang out with your family, babysit your kids, walk your dog, and most importantly we will help you with your Internet marketing campaigns.
So let’s get to the price.
What do you think this would be worth to you? Most of you are probably thinking, this is the most unbelievable offer in the world!
Really, you could go to school for 4 years, and $80,000 later you have a piece of recycled paper. No job, flipping burgers at the local diner. That is bull.
With Wealthy Affiliate LIFETIME you are getting way more than that. You are getting training for a lifetime.
Would you be willing to pay a ONE TIME FEE of $500,000?
A bit much right. We think so too, that is why if you act today we are going to slash this price drastically, in fact by 50%.
Think of the business you are going to create out of this. You have your entire life to work out your business and you have access to the top training online, how could you not succeed?
The high ticket price is why we are limiting the membership, many people simply will not be able to afford this and we understand that. Actually, I want to do something for you now. Because I have gotten your attention up to this point, I want to offer you an INSTANT one time offer…
If you contact me within the next 48 hours I am going to offer you a Wealthy Affiliate LIFETIME membership for $100,000.
Yes, another 150 grand off. Wicked awesome deal. I don’t know how anyone could refuse our offer…you would be crazy to miss out on this one.
How to send payment:
Email me at:
With the subject line: LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
And then send me the details of how you want to get me this payment. We accept all forms of payment, including gold, old houses that you don’t want, cash (please make sure the bills are no smaller than $20’s), and we will even accept a vehicle in exchange (nothing worth less than a Aston Martin please).
But before we leave…
There are a few last provisions that I want to make you aware of. Read this fine print.
If you live over 100, we have the ability to cut off your membership. You have lived well past the average at this point and we can only support the average, please you are probably going a little crazy at this point anyways. Sorry.
If your house belongs on the show hoarders, we will be forced to meet with you at the local public library. Sorry, we are both OCD when it comes to cleanliness.
If you have read this far, you are an April Fool. Haha.
If you’re a rookie at internet marketing and trying to get your own website up and running one of the most challenging aspects can be driving visitors to your site. One accepted way to do this is to write articles and submit them to an article directory such as Street Articles with a couple of links to your site embedded within the text which some readers will choose to click on.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well it is if you enjoy writing and find the whole process of generating ideas, carrying out keyword research and writing good content that people want to read, it’s easy. However, lots of people find it quite daunting, worrying about what to write, the quality of their writing and how to spark the interest of readers.
If that resonates with you, you should stop worrying because help is at hand through Wealthy Affiliate. One of the many services available to members is taking part in a challenge to write 30 articles in 30 days.
Does that excite you? If so great. Read on. But even if you’re immediate response was to say ‘No way!’ still carry on reading.
I’ve taken part in a challenge (more than once) and I wanted to share with you the top ten benefits that I think are to be gained from signing up to take part.
Top 10 benefits of 30 in 30 Challenge
1. A well written 30 day programme
These challenges are delivered by email on 30 consecutive days with step by step instructions on the tasks for the day. Everything is written in non technical language which can be understood by everyone including those with little experience.
2. Good back-up resources
There is a comprehensive range of back up resources (written or video) that show you how to do particular things eg how to buy a domain name and how to set up a website.
3. Lots of hand holding available (if needed)
Alright there isn’t literally someone holding your hand, but the fact is that there is lots of support and encouragement. Encouragement comes from Kyle and Carson (founders of Wealthy Affiliate) in the daily emails that drop into your box for 30 consecutive days as well as the support that is available from them and other members of Street Articles through the active and engaged community where you can build your network and connections with other authors. (No one will make you feel foolish).
4. Establish the habit of regular keyword research
Although a lot of people only do keyword research when they have something specific to write about – taking part in a 30 in 30 challenge will help you get in the habit of carrying out regular keyword research. I spend about 20 minutes a day and find that the research I do is invaluable in writing articles or blog content every day.
5. Increase your writing speed
Before I tried my first challenge it used to take me about 6 hours to write one article – sometimes longer. I was always worried that what I was writing wasn’t good enough. However, if you write regularly you can’t help but increase your speed. After my first challenge I was down to 2 hrs and now on average it’s 30 minutes maximum to write and 15 minutes to proofread and correct mistakes.
6. Can significantly increase traffic to your website
Now if you’re hoping that I’ll say by how much – I can’t. No one could. But the fact is that if you write good content that readers enjoy and as you build a relationship with them you will find that your CTR (Click Through Rate) from your articles to your website will increase. I emphasize writing quality content and writing content within a niche you enjoy writing about as it will lead to much higher reader retention.
7. Obtain high rankings in Google
Through improving your keyword research skills and choice of keywords you will find that you can gain high rankings within Google. I have a lots of #1 rankings for my articles and some of them have now been #1 in Google for over 6 months. My success is due entirely what I have learnt from taking part in the challenge and continually improving my skills.
8. Establish your expertise as a niche writer – You may in the future want to outsource some of your article writing, but by taking part in the challenge you will understand what goes into writing regularly and successfully and it helps to establish your expertise in a single niche or several niche areas.
9. Boost your confidence
I defy anyone not to feel more confident about article writing by taking part in a challenge. At the end of 30 days some people manage to write far more than 30 articles and others like myself fall short of the target. Did I get despondent? Not at all. The second time I tried the challenge I far exceeded the target because of what I had learnt the first time round.
10. Increase your knowledge
I don’t know about you, but I believe in lifelong learning. The great thing about taking part in a 30 in 30 challenge is that you learn so much not just about the art and discipline of writing articles on a regular basis but lots of additional information and networking with other Street Articles authors.
30 articles in 30 days.
Believe me the benefits of taking part far outweigh any doubts you may have about your writing skills. Are you up for the challenge?
Each and every year, most people throughout the world sit down and create a list of one or more New Year’s Resolutions for themselves.
This is a logical approach. This is what we have been told to do and over the years we have just grown accustomed to think of a New Year as a reason to set new goals.
There is a major problem with this and we think it is a systemic issue in our society. Sure some of us need to shed a few pounds, earn a bit more money, quit smoking, or make more time for themselves, but these are all SELF CENTERED GOALS.
And these are perfectly OK, however they are not “world changing” like something we are going to be sharing with you could be…
Does you losing 15 pounds or does you getting a better job have a positive impact on anyone but you? Perhaps. Maybe we should rephrase this.
Are your resolutions this year going to POSITIVELY impact the life of someone that you DO NOT know?
If your answer is no, then we want you to at least consider our new way of addressing a New Year. You don’t have to take action on it, but at the very least, can you please spend a second and read what we have to say?
Thanks for your time…we genuinely appreciate it.
The WE New Years Resolution
This year we are going to be doing something completely different. Instead of my usual “ME” goals that are typically self centered, and based around self improvement, we are going to be moving my goals to “WE”, meaning others.
Our goal this year instead of changing something that we are doing, we want to have a positive impact on a few people’s lives that we don’t even know.
Someone that has no idea we may cross their path now, but they will be better off because of the relationship.
We want to change at minimum one person’s life for the better!
Helping someone else this year instead of helping yourself could be instrumental in changing the world in a positive way.
We are living in a world of constant war, economic pressures, negative news, and an abundance of other negative “stuff”, that the positives are overlooked. In fact, people tend to do less “positive” because they feel that as a single person, they cannot make a difference.
Collectively we believe WE (including you) can though!
If you could simply help one or two people in a positive way each and every day or even throughout the year, think of the viral effect of this.
People that get helped in a selfless way (without incentive), tend to be in a better mood. They tend to pay their help forward. It becomes viral in a sense.
It is similar to the coined phrase “paying it forward”, however it starts with helping someone that is in need. It means helping change someones life for the better.
We could all in some degree benefit from change, but what if we helped each other achieve this change. Sometimes it is much harder to change yourself, whereas others can have a changeful impact on your life with relative ease.
We know this is ambitious for me to collectively think that this could change the world, but even if we are the only ones that takes part in this, then we know it has made an impact.
So here it is, our New Years Resolution is about OTHER PEOPLE this year. We think that going forward we are going to do this and we think you should consider doing it as well.
Our “WE” New Years Resolutions
Way we are going to change someones life for the better #1: Sponsor at least one local child that is suffering or lacks some of the basic necessities (food, clothing, gifts)
Way we are going to change someones life for the better #2: Sponsor at least one person in poorer countries who do not have the resources to get their own food, shelter or health care
Way we are going to change someones life for the better #3: Continue pushing the existing community to help 10,000’s (hopefully 100’000’s) get an education in the Internet, to better their lives from a knowledge, financial, and long term perspective.
Way we are going to change someones life for the better #4: Have a positive influence on people’s lives on a daily basis. A positive attitude is contagious in the same way the a negative one can be negative. I am going to challenge negative people with kindness, regardless of the situation.
The part that is exciting about this, is that two worlds are going to connect.
The Impact This Could Have…Imagine…
This can and will become viral if you get involved and get those involved around you. Here is a breakdown the impact that you could have…
If 1,000 people have a positive impact on improving someones lives, these 1,000 people that benefit from this may go on to impact another 1,000…which in turn could equate to 1,000,000 people over time.
Could you imagine if 1,000,000 people went out of their way to have a positive impact on 1,000,000 other people’s lives.
Could you imagine if every single person in a country went out of their way to help ONE person in one way or another.
Could you imagine if this was just something that we did naturally within the world. What an unbelievable place this would be to live, to grow up, to raise families and to co-exist with others.
We are going to hold myself accountable!
We are going to hold myself accountable to achieving what I said I am going to achieve and I will be reporting back on all of it later on in 2012. I would love for you to take part and do the same.
We are also not going to flinch at the idea of having to use my own money if need be. There are tax incentives to donating money, but sometimes this forces us to donate to charities that are loaded with administrative entities that suck up a good deal of your donation. We are going to go to ground ZERO if we have to and deliver my help to the person, not the organization.
We are going to make sure if it takes money (it doesn’t necessarily need to), that it is not going to some big corporation, rather the actual person that needs it. The resources and the benefit go much further this way.
Self Improvement, My Thoughts…
Self improvement is something that you should always be doing and should not be waiting until January to do anyways. If you are overweight, don’t pack your face until the New Year. Make a change now. If you don’t like your job and you need to make a change, do it NOW. Don’t wait.
If you need to quit a bad habit, improve a skill, become more educated, or focus more of your time on your family, DO IT NOW. Don’t wait for some silly date on the calendar to make this change, that seems ridiculous.
We are hoping that you take part in this and if you are willing, please leave a comment on “How you plan on helping others out this year”. Let’s make this the year of the “WE”, not “ME”.
We also hope you can help me spread the word here. If you know of anyone that may be interested in helping others, can you please share this (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Blog, Email). The more people that take action on this, the better place this world will be for all of us.
Let’s make this world a better place, one person at a time!
Kyle & Carson
Founders of Wealthy Affiliate
PS. We also hope we can positively change your life this year in one form or another. All the best in 2012!
It may seem strange that Carson and I are approaching a review of something we own, but we think that this would be the most powerful way to deliver our thoughts on our services, what we like about Wealthy Affiliate, what we know we need to improve upon at WA, and where we are headed with the Wealthy Affiliate community.
And of course, your AWESOME feedback will definitely help this review out, so please be sure to leave your comments if you are an active member of the community or have been an active member of WA at some point in the past. It will also give you (if you are a non-member) insight into what you can expect and what type of people are members at Wealthy Affiliate.
OK, cool, without any further jabber, here it goes…
What Does Wealthy Affiliate Mean to Us
Most people don’t know this because they do not have an idea of our vision and as an outsider, it may appear that Wealthy Affiliate is just another one of those “make money products”. However, it is far more than that.
Wealthy Affiliate has been a full time investment, passion, and has driven us to help 10,000’s of people since 2005, when the community started as a simple keyword tool site. Since then, we have allowed it to evolve in a flexible manner based on what our “members” want from us.
Believe it or not, many of the decisions along the way have lost us a good deal of revenue in the name of providing more value to the end user. Yes, we do treat WA like a business, but our considerations for improving our service, providing new tools, resources, technologies and training are driven by what will make the community better, not what will make us MORE MONEY.
We don’t do product launches. We don’t promote other people’s junk. And we don’t make crazy claims. Wealthy Affiliate is the only community that we believe in and are passionate about, why would we promote something else.
I am always connected to the community, in fact…you can find me and Carson hooked into WA from your nearest Starbucks on our coffee breaks.
How Wealthy Affiliate Can Help You
Wealthy Affiliate is training. WE are tools. We are services. We are support.
But more than that, Wealthy Affiliate is a community. It is like any other educational platform, you go to school, you have friends to hang out with, you have your teachers that can provide you with lectures, you have labs (tests) that you can do (taking action on what you learn), and if you ever get stuck, there will be MANY people there to give you a hand.
Because Wealthy Affiliate is not a product, rather an open community, it evolves with the times. When something changes in Google or when a new shift in the way we do online business happens, you will know about it. We will invite you to discussions to talk about it. And we will create tools and training to help you with it.
People ask “Can Wealthy Afffiliate Help me succeed online?”.
My answer. YES. That is why we created it and that is why we have maintained the longest standing and most successful service within the Internet Marketing niche.
We teach you techniques that work now. Other people regularly share techniques that work for them. We have close to 1,000 total resources, so we cannot say we teach ONE thing, because we teach 100’s of different techniques you can utilize to earn money online.
Where Wealthy Affiliate Lacks
We believe there are always going to be areas that we lack, but that is exciting to us. We would only be lying to ourselves if we said that we were the best at everything or that we “know” everything. We simply cannot.
What we do do however, is when we realize a weakness or someone brings it to our attention, we actively work to improve upon it. We have the resources and the technical knowledge to do just about anything when it comes to making the WA community better, and we are always working on new developments in the background to make Wealthy Affiliate a better place.
One recent example is Instant help. People were complaining because sometimes there was a delay in getting responses via the forum or through Private Messaging (we respond to every single question we are sent within WA and have done so since 2005!).
That led us to develop our WA Chat system, an instant way for people to communicate within WA. Now people can log into the Wealthy Affiliate members area for their first time and watch conversations going on, join in on conversations, and most important, get answers to their questions RIGHT AWAY!
In 2012 we are going to be improving on some more of our weaknesses. One is instant notification of new techniques and training, keeping our resources updated to the minute, and improving the social interaction within Wealthy Affiliate. Oh ya, and improving the speed, tools, and existing services that are already included in Wealthy Affiliate. It is going to be a busy but exciting year for all members!
Is it Really a Full Support Community?
This is something that people don’t understand that I want to clarify.
Carson and I are ACTIVE within Wealthy Affiliate every single day. I am writing this over the Christmas Holidays after spending the first 3 hours of
my day communicating within WA Chat, responding to Private Messages, adding a blog post within WA, and commenting on some new training that was just created.
Over the years we have written “millions of words” in support and helped people that never thought success was possible to achieve success online. Ultimately, we are there to facilitate your learning and to share our experiences with you.
What we don’t do is DO the work for you. People that succeed online are those that are DOERS…people that take action. And when they get stuck, they ask questions. That is where the community at WA can come in and help.
There is also incentive to partake in the community. In 2012 you can earn an opportunity to meet Carson and myself in Las Vegas, paid by us simply by partaking in the community experience, sharing your experiences, and helping others out in the same way they help you.
Wealthy Affiliate is going to continue to evolve into a far more social animal, a community that spurs ideas, activity, and leads to greater collective successes!
The Technical Engine Behind Wealthy Affiliate
The technology driving the Wealthy Affiliate community is a very sophisticated and powerful engine…something that has been 6 years in ongoing development. With a vast programming team improving on our services and rolling out new updates almost daily, our services, tools and overall technology at WA are only going to continue to get better.
Here are some of the things that we offer all members NOW:
State of the Art Web hosting - State of the art architecture and redundancy. Our hosting runs live back-ups with full redundancy. It runs on the fastest servers available and we limit the number of domains that go on our servers to 20% of that of regular web hosts, allowing for quicker website loading times and greater efficiency.
3 Step Website Installation - Building a website is NECESSARY, but very easy using WP Express within WA. Literally 3 steps and less than 5 minutes of your time you can install a website. Platinum members get unlimited installs, some people run their entire local marketing business using WA hosting and manage 30+ client websites within WA.
Tools for interacting efficiently and building a following - We have a variety of systems within WA that allow you to create and build relationships with fellow members at Wealthy Affiliate, many of which are currently operating million dollar online businesses in many different facets.
Training infrastructure, delivering YOU what you are looking for - Our open source training model allows people to create resources as they see fit, interact within the training, and to comment on training inadequacies. The training at Wealthy Affiliate is diverse and covers a wide range of topics, but of utmost importance, it is current.
Leveraging research tools to increase your reach - We continue to build onto existing research and keyword tools within Wealthy Affiliate, improving their practicality for the “new age” of the Internet. This includes understanding Google competition, understanding social metrics, and being able to decipher other web pages in an efficient way.
I could spend another 5,000 words explaining systems that are within WA, but I don’t want to overwhelm you. I just want to say that if you can dream of it and you can request it, we can provide it and WE WILL provide it. Here is a quick snapshot of the main menu within WA as a quick example..
WA is never stagnant and every year we roll out no less than 50 updates within the community. This upcoming year is going to be no different.
Your Wealthy Affiliate Review
Carson and I would love for you to provide your feedback, comments and opinions on the WA community. Be honest with your reviews. If we have helped you, let us know. If you see a weakness, let us know. Your review of Wealthy Affiliate means a lot to us!
WA has and will continue to evolve in 2012. It is going to be our most exciting year with the biggest changes yet!
We are welcoming a brand new year. 2012 is here folks which means some very exciting things.
First off, some exciting things for you. If you join Wealthy Affiliate before January 7th, 2012 at MIDNIGHT we are going to be giving you a fantastic bonus package.
On top of the massive amount of awesomeness you get when you join Wealthy Affiliate, we are also going to be giving you access to our New Years Extravaganza 2012 Package.
Here is what you get in the New Years Extravaganza 2012 Bonus…
(1) Traffic Explosion 3.0. This is the third iteration of a guide that I created initially about 9 months ago when I landed my initial 10,000 clicks in a few days using a simple “charlie sheen” technique that only took me 15 minutes! It has since evolved to get my article views over 90K, and I have diversified in the 3.0, including some brand new techniques that will work like a “traffic charm” in 2012.
(2) 1,000 Frickin’ Low Competition Keywords. I hunted high and low for some awesome keywords…and I found A LOT of gems. People try to tell you that there are not many keywords out there left, but I can honestly say I have just brushed the surface. These are keywords that can likely get you rankings in MINUTES in Google and other search engines. These will work unbelievably well with the traffic techniques I give you in Traffic Explosion 3.0.
(3) 500 Keyword Rich Domains - Ever wanted a domain that could get you IMMEDIATE traffic and rankings in Google? It is possible to do with top two and three word .com and .org domains. We have spent a considerable amount of time coming up with 500 of these, high traffic, low competition keyword rich domains. You can buy these and instantly resell them for a profit, you can leverage the traffic you get from them and earn money, or you can put a site up….get it ranked, and flip it for even a higher profit! Keyword rich domains like this are typically sold for $50+ each!
If you are reading this and you are an existing member of Wealthy Affiliate already, don’t worry, you will get this bonus as well. It will be released within the members area on January 7th!
OK…let’s talk about 2012 and what it is going to mean to us and what it is going to mean to you…
2012 in Wealthy Affiliate Land
Big things are going to happen, and this is going to be quite apparent in the way WA molds to conform to the new age of Internet. We have many plans in the works for 2012 that is going to allow for brand new innovations, brand new opportunities, greater member networking, and ultimately many more successful members.
Our goals it to HELP people first and foremost. I ranted in one of my most recent posts about GURU’s and the products out there that are teaching misinformation…and believe me, there is a lot of it.
A few things that you NEED to SUCCEED in 2012 are:
(1) A website
(2) An understanding of content
(3) Understanding the concept of sharing
(4) Branding and passion in a niche you LOVE
And a community that “cares” on your site. One that offers you all the support you need until you can find success. One that helps build your foundation so you can do whatever you like online and get rewarded for it. One that provides you all the tools you need to create this and all the training you need to understand it. That community is Wealthy Affiliate.
The years of “fun” marketing and building REAL online business are here. The blackhat marketers & the gamers are going to be left in the dust, and those that prevail are those that are passionate about what they are doing and enjoy talking about their business.
Things that you no longer need to care about and should avoid are:
(2) Auto-blogging, auto-submitting, auto-anything for that matter
(3) Using broken old article directories like EzineArticles and ArticlesBase
(4) Spinning Content
(5) Squeeze Pages
(6) Review websites
(7) High Page Rank Websites
(8) Creating your own Clickbank product
Some of those may come as a shock to you, but as I said, there is a TON of misinformation out there.
If you are getting backlinks still, good luck getting rankings in Google. This is likely hurting you more than it is benefiting you. Anything auto or spinning, is unhealthy…and there are a ton of misconceptions about websites, web pages, what to put on them.
Are you ready for success in 2012? I hope so!
Again, If you join WA before January 7th, you are not only going to be joining the top online business community online, you are going to get the New Years Extravaganza 2012 Package!
Before we leave you today, here is a quick update of the upcoming “members online” LIVE video training coming in January:
January 6th, 2012: FREE Traffic Methods – Leveraging the MANY free traffic outlets online
January 13th, 2012: Being a Vendor vs. Affiliate – Which one is for you?
January 20th, 2012: The Business of Local – The Global Local Business
January 27th, 2012: Pimpin’ Out Your Pinterest! – Taking advantage of the latest social community
As we near 2012, there are exciting things to look forward to in the coming year. There are also many landmines that we need to be aware that can lead to a lack of efficiency from a cost and time perspective.
In this post I am going to discuss some areas of concern and open up some dialogue on certain concepts that are often misconstrued, misrepresented, and misused.
2012 is going to be your best year yet if you do things right and prepare for the new world of Internet marketing.Ready for some honest insight into what I think 2012 is going to look like? Want to know about something we are giving away to members of Wealthy Affiliate on January 1st, 2012?
Social Ain’t Going Anywhere
Many of you are late to acquire social…many of you are probably reluctant to utilize social media for your businesses, for your website, and as a medium to share information.I am not going to lecture you here, but you need to understand that your business CAN benefit from social media. It can also lead to some major inefficiencies (can be a waste of time) if you overuse it.
You need to find out what works for your business and for your brand. No entity is the same and none should be treated the same.
So which ones should you use? At the minimum you should familiarize yourself with Facebook and Twitter. For 2012 I am predicting that Google is going to take a run at Google+ trying to force it upon people by integrating it much more heavily into search. You can prepare yourself by getting an account if you have not already done so.
There may be new up and comers that you should adopt as well, but it comes to management. It is tough to manage MANY different social profiles at once, so do what works for you.
One of the biggest aspects of social is SHARING. Getting your content out there is becoming much easier thanks to social mediums. Content can become viral very quickly and if you make content quality a core focus of your website, then you will see a significant amount of traffic coming to your site.
Are you still SELLING?
As I explained in a post that I wrote a while back, Hard Selling Ain’t Cool. I meant it. People are spending far too much time online trying to sell stuff. The Internet is not a vehicle for the hard sell, it is a medium people go to get informed…if you can help them out and build a relationship with them, then maybe you are going to be able to turn them into customer…perhaps a lifetime customer.
I am still seeing it all the time. People with weak “promo only” websites, people with review pages that are sell, sell, sell, and sites that are basically a replication of the sales page.
Think of your experience online. Do you go to a site that is a promo and say, “this page is so awesome…I really trust this site!”?
All it will take is you to review your own website or blog as a viewer or get a friend to take a peak to let you know if it is delivering. You are in the people business and if you don’t deliver to your visitor, there are billions of other sites they have to choose from (and they will).
Another issue I still see is people promoting a product because they “think” it will sell rather than knowing the product or being a user of the product. How can you recommend a product if you don’t know it is a good product.
Selling stuff becomes so much easier if you are a user.
Think of all the stuff around you that you use on a daily basis and love. These would be easy for you to sell. If you are going to review a product, know enough about it that you can help someone make an educated purchasing decision. Don’t become a grimy sales person just to earn money, it will only earn you a bad reputation and a short term stay in the business world.
A curator, who are they and does it matter to you?
Search engines are going to become less and less important in our day to day lives. If you don’t believe me, then let me explain the change that has already started to take place.
People are hungry for information, this is a static. People will always want info.In the past people have gone to Google to get information for everything. From news, to how to sites, to content revelation (finding stuff they didn’t know they wanted to know). Now with the influx of tablets, apps, and curation tools and curators (people that don’t create content, rather they distribute it).
Now content is getting found without the help of Google. It is getting found through other mediums. For example, I love many of the apps out there for finding news, Pulse and Zite to name a few.
People will always use search in some form, so don’t think your SEO efforts are going to waste. They aren’t. What you need to consider is the rest of the content mediums that will continue to search for and find content that is valuable and that offers a quality user experience.
You want reach? Think about the end user reading your content, not the keywords within the content.
Is everything becoming FREE?
Not necessarily, but people are much more conscious of their dollar these days and are not paying for things they typically once paid for. Information is a big one, and with the rate at which technology is advancing, there are many services that are using the ad based model to drive their businesses.
As an online business, you can leverage MANY of these free services to drive additional business and to use as productivity tools for your business.
And the slew of phone and tablet apps that are out there.
As a marketer, you have a ton of tools that can lead you to an efficient, bootstrapped business without having to spend a ton of money. Not to mention the best Internet business training out there is only $47 per month (shameless plug).
Not everything is going to be free, but as technology prices lower, more and more free businesses are going to enter the market. A user base is worth something to companies and we as users, get to take advantage of that by using many tools and services for free…as well as getting a ton of information for free.
Education should not cost more than a car!
News alert:manufacturing jobs are disappearing and so are jobs that can be outsourced. These may include some of the jobs that some of you are currently doing or know someone that is doing. The content/writing, call center, tech support, programming, manufacturing, even personal assistants.
We (Carson and I) get this, and it is the reason why we have not just created an “info” platform at Wealthy Affiliate. We have created and continue to build new services, technologies, and support mediums into the community.
Info itself has become far less valuable, the way it is delivered, the supporting tools and systems, and the support/communication mediums are where the real value comes in.
I can honestly say that a year from now there are going to be far less $1997 info products slamming into the market.
I am sick of seeing people getting ripped off by these, and I know there are many people that are exhausted from the 1000’s of people promoting a new product like this every week.
I also think that people are going to smarten up to the costs of education within the offline world (I hope). The practical and applied knowledge that you can learn from an education on the Internet (and one that is current) is becoming vital to your function within the work place. If you don’t know the Internet business, then you are probably going to limit your potential as either an employee or a business owner. This will give you the upper hand.
Pretty much everything can be done on the Internet these days, and pretty much everyone is on the Internet several times throughout the day. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of these and educate yourself in it? You are only increasing your value!
Amplifying Efficiency and scalability
Outsourcing is cost effective and can lead to scalability. It is only continue to grow as more people become aware of it as an opportunity to not only make money (through doing the work), and people can leverage cheap labor to get a lot of the tasks completed that they do not want to do and will allow them to grow.
If you are only one person or only a few person operation, it can be difficult to scale. You eventually tap out your resources (there is only so much time in the day), and by outsourcing tasks like website development, content creation, social profile management, etc…it can allow you to focus on growing your business.
Outsourcing has changed though. A lot of people have entered the global “outsource force”, meaning that there are good workers as well as not so good workers. That is life, but you should treat any outsource work you do as a business relationship. It is not simple, it should be done with care.
Not everyone is a good worker, I can attest to that (I would even say that most people do not produce quality). So treat your outsourcing as a company would any hire. Do your due diligence, ask for work samples, and get a small job done before you sign into a big contract.
Proper outsourcing can lead to scalability and is going to be something that is going to continue to be used heavily by online and offline businesses in 2012. Why would you hire local help when you can get the same thing done in a far more cost effective manner online?
Shed the tasks that you don’t want to do and become better at the tasks that you like doing!
New Years 2012 – A Internet Marketing Resolution
We are starting the New Year off with a Bang!
On the week of January 1st – 7th... we are going to be launching a New Years Resolution package to ALL active members of Wealthy Affiliate. We are doing this in pure appreciation for our members and the fact that so many people have stuck with us over the years. 6.5 years later and Wealthy Affiliate is at the top of the game, with a TON of awesome stuff coming in 2012.
Here is the BARE MINIMUM we are going to be offering all members:
At Least 300 Keyword Rich and Highly Valuable Domain
At Least 1500 Low Competition, Easy Ranking SEO Keywords
A Guide to Success in 2012 – Traffic Explosion 3.0 Style!
Lots of things to look forward to and Carson and I personally believe that some of the things that are coming to WA are going to send shock waves through the industry…but are very good and will lead to greater member success rates.
WA is going to be the place to be in 2012 if you are looking to scale your success in the ever elusive Internet world.We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
In case for some crazy, estranged reason you needed more incentive to join Wealthy Affiliate for $1, for an entire month, then I am going to let you in on a few closely guarded secrets.
And I am typically not very good at leaking secrets, but in this case, I happily will.
So you know exactly what you are getting yourself into right?
If you have taken a look at our site, you will know we offer all members…from the training, the tools, the services, to the support…I could go on and on.
BUT we haven’t detailed exactly what is coming up. That is why I wanted to touch base with you today and let you know EXACTLY what you have to look forward to when parting with your hard earned $1 dollar.
Unbelievable Live Video Training w/ Full Q & A Sessions!
LIVE @ WA on November 24th Video Topic: Everything Google +, Business pages, and Authorship
Google +. Is it a waste or should you be taking advantage of it. If you don’t have at least one foot in the water, you may be missing out on driving more business, more traffic, and building your brand even further. This live video training will be targeting….
LIVE @ WA on November 28th, 2011 Topic: A COMPLETE Walk through of Wealthy Affiliate
This is a special training module specifically dedicate to the Black Friday Folks! WA is BIG, POWERFUL and a VASTLY AWESOME place. We want to simplify the system for you, show you where you find all the training you need, where to start, where to go, how to get help, and how to leverage all of the components of Wealthy Affiliate to your maximum benefit. You are not going to want to miss this one.
LIVE @ WA on December 2nd, 2011 Topic: The New World of Backlinks, 2012 Style
Backlinks are useless. If you are using backlink services, you are wasting your time. If you are paying for backlinks in any shape or form, you are wasting your money. There are only a few quality ways to get backlinks left and they are likely not what you think they are. Article spinning, backlink membership sites, backlink services, auto comment submitting, and pinging are ALL outdated techniques that can adversely affect your Google rankings. Be here for this live training!
LIVE @ WA on December 9th, 2011 Topic: Create your own damn brand!
Fumble around the Internet for another minute without considering your brand and you are wasting a lot of potential. Your brand is important. Not just your business brand, but your personal brand. We want to show you exactly how you can set up your online business for branding success..from start to finish.
LIVE @ WA on December 16th, 2011 Topic: Social Local
I’m local. Your local. We all contribute to social local. There is a huge business in building local businesses social profiles. There is also a huge business in marketing yourself through social channels to reach a local audience. If you are a local marketing expert or you want to learn about the social local opportunity, chime in for this one.
LIVE @ WA on December 22nd, 2011 Topic: Getting Graphic with it
Graphics, text, font, and overall site appeal can make the all the difference in the world. We are going to show you how you can quickly create your own graphics, where to find quality graphics, which colors work best and way, and provide you with some cool worksheets you can follow when you creating your websites and blogs!
LIVE @ WA on December 30, 2011
Topic: SECRET (I can’t tell you this)
LIVE @ WA on Jan 6th, 2011 Topic: Another SECRET (I also cannot tell you about this one)
Live Chat Discussions With Kyle & Carson
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Topic: Hidden gems within WA
WA is vast and many people overlook much of the system they can really benefit from. Many people don’t know about many of the aspects within WA that you can harness to earn far more money than you can imagine. This discussion is going to be awesome and going to really show you how incredibly valuable WA is to your Internet Marketing LIFE!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Topic: The Future of Social
Social is here and social is here to stay. A few years from now we are not going to be referring to social with a name, it will be LIFE. There are many facets of social marketing that are quickly changing and we want to point you in the direction of what works now…and have an open discussion on what Social holds in the future!
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Topic: OUR SECRET to 10 Years of online success
You will not want to miss this one! There is a lot that people don’t know about Carson and I and I truly believe there is a lot you can learn from us. We are going to reveal why WE think we have been able to succeed for a sustained period of time in this completely open discussion. Ask us what you want, find out what we have learned about failure, and what ultimately has lead us to years of success and the creation of SEVERAL multi-million dollar businesses.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Topic: Content, content, content (how to get it ranked)
Most people are doing content wrong. This likely includes you. If you are still writing for keywords, backlinks, and trying to appeal to Google, then you have it all WRONG. In this discussion we are going to rip apart Google Panda, the changes that have taken place in the past year, and give you a working “content business model” that will work for YEARS to come. Panda approved!
Do you have to pay extra for these LIVE video training sessions @ WA, or the personal and interactive live discussions with Carson and I? HECK NO!
These are included as part of your $1. Man, I have never seen a dollar go so far in my life. Have you?
Remember, no obligations to stay at WA. If we suck, tell us! If we are awesome, stick around. Nothin’ more to it.
So here we are. You with $1 in your hand (likely in your Paypal account or on your credit card)…and us guys here at WA. We have parted with what I think is $1,000’s in real, tangible value in exchange for your one dollar.
A spectacular deal and one that you will NEVER see again.
We are offering something GOOD…feel free to share the GOODNESS!
Also, I know many of you that have friends, family, people you like, and maybe even people you don’t like that would be interested in taking part in this offer. You can share this in many ways:
Click the Facebook Like button (on the left side of this page)
Email a friend this page
Share it with your network on Linked In
Stumble it, Digg it, Mixx it, Reddit
Twit it, I mean tweet it (on the left side of this page)
Write a story about it on your blog or website
Tell someone about it (yes, there is communication outside of computers)
Send it out at work, just make sure your bosses don’t come down on you. I am not responsible for you getting fired.
Or just keep it to yourself, completely up to you
Again, this offer may seem to good to be true. It is real and it is the LAST time we will be running this. Access for an entire month to the #1 Ranked Internet Marketing Training/Tools/Service/Support for $1. Unheard of really.
Our goal in the upcoming month is to help you realize your potential, help you to start and grow a business, and prepare you for the year ahead in Internet marketing.
Black Friday is coming very soon and Carson and I have decided to do something for this MASSIVE Internet event.
We are doing something crazy!
We are doing something we have never done before. We are doing it all in the name of “YOU”!
We are giving YOU full access to Wealthy Affiliate for an ENTIRE MONTH for an unbelievable price of ONE BUCK. This is a 98% discount!
No catches. No annoying upsells or pitches. And no limitations to your account access.
And we want you to be PREPARED on the day of the launch.
On Black Friday, November 25th you are going to notice a change on the Wealthy Affiliate order page. The change is going to be simple. You will be able to join WA for $1, for one full month!
This offer is only going to be available for 4 Days!
Black Friday, November 25th @ 9AM EST – Cyber Monday, November 28th @ 11:59PM EST (mark in your calendar)
It is nearing the holiday season and we are feeling generous.
We feel that we offer so much but people are used to being scammed. Therefore we want you to give you a full access experience to Wealthy Affiliate, no restrictions, full access to support our entire training suite, and all the tools and services.
If you like us, you stick around and pay the low price of tuition of $47.. If you don’t, it was still $1 well invested.
There is a reason why we are still here and every other Internet Marketing community has dissolved. There is not a single membership site that has been able to survive since 2005 and there is a reason for that.
We care. We help people. We continue to innovate. We continue to evolve.
What is Included for your $1?
Everything at WA. I could create a huge list here, but it would take up the whole page. Actually, to make a point of emphasis, I am going to tell you exactly what you are going to get in this upcoming month when you join WA for $1.
4 Live Video Training Sessions
4 Live Chat Sessions (Hosted by Carson and Kyle)
30 day success club, with daily actionable tasks
State of the Art Web Hosting (for up to 3 domain installs)
3 WordPress Express website installations, install an awesome looking website in seconds
Access to us (Kyle & Carson) personally if you have any questions
Over 500 training videos, manuals and resources
Our database of over 60 hours of Live Video Training
Your own social profile, your own space, and your own WA blog
Our famous forum, with 447,168 posts!
Ability to create LIVE chats on any topic and join 100’s of active training discussion
INSTANT support. If you need help, there will always be someone there!
Acclaimed keyword research and niche finding tool, in fact FIVE of them
Article Writing tool, keyword density checker
Link cloaking and traffic analysis tools
Campaign and task management tracking
Network with 1,000’s of other Internet marketers
Hot Affiliate Program finder, find the trending affiliate programs
Facebook and Twitter revenue generation system (click a button, earn money…really!)
WA Jobs, outsource your work or get paid to do jobs right within WA.
and this is just the start…
This is ALL included for your $1. I know, seems unbelievable right? No jokes, no hidden fees. $1, one month, full access to Wealthy Affiliate!
Why YOU Need to Join…
It is $1 for an entire month. If you don’t like what we offer, there is no obligation to stay. If you do like what we offer, it will only be $47 per month after this date. It is our way of giving you a full test drive to our service. We know we offer a service of value, a community that cares, and a training platform that exceeds anything else available.
We also know what we offer is goes far beyond any service out there, including any University education teaching Internet Marketing for $10,000+ per year!
BE Ready, Don’t Miss Out
Don’t forget these important dates. Come to Wealthy Affiliate on November 25th, 2011. You will be able to join WA for $1. Mark on your calendar, put a stick note on your computer, or put this date in your phone. If you have ever wanted to start an Internet business, scale your existing business, or attract new affiliates to your business, then Wealthy Affiliate will be the only place you will ever need.