The most difficult part of building your online business is the beginning. You need to make your first sale. If you manage to earn your first dollar, just repeat the process and scale it. I will show you exactly how to make money with Wealthy Affiliate by showing you the strategy that helped me to get my first referral.
First of all when I joined at Wealthy Affiliate, I started two websites with the way I have learned on the training. That was a mistake, if I had build one website I would have better results until now. I have written 35 blog post on each one and split the time on social media. It is obvious that I could have better results with 70 blog spots on one website.
The first one was in a health related niche, and the second is this website. While I followed WA process about SEO and article writing I have followed two differents strategies on social media.
Before talking about social media, make sure that you are familiar with the process of WA.
The Basic Process Of Earning Money Online
When you join Wealthy Affiliate, you are encouraged to find your niche. After that, the first step is to build your website. Your website is the foundation of your online business. Without a website, this way is not going to work. Then, you learn how to get targeted visitors from search engines and you can earn revenue with many ways like affiliate marketing, ads, build a list etc. Below is a video that explains this process.
How I Made My First Referral
I started with the basics. I made keyword research and created a blog post for each keyword I was finding. Additional to Wealthy Affiliate strategy, I created a Twitter account for my website at day one.
In this article, I will not talk about SEO because when I made my first referral I did not have any organic traffic yet. However, it is important to create helpful and interesting content otherwise your visitors will not read it and will not click your links.
When you start on Twitter make your profile looks professional. Find some good images or hire someone for 5$ to do the job for you. You can find some gigs on Fiverr. If you have a personal account already, it is fine but I would recommend creating a business account for your website too.
The next important step is to write a nice description, make an introduction for your website and add one hashtag. When someone is going to follow you will check your profile and is possible to check out your website also if he is interested in your niche.
After that, you must grow up your following. There are not any secrets. Be active, engage with other users and follow people in your niche. The better way to get targeted follows is to follow your competitors’ followers and some of them they will follow back. The same applies for likes and retweets.
However, respect Twitter rules or you will get banned. Do not follow and unfollow hundreds every day and add value to your tweets. I mean do not tweet only advertisements.
I use Manage Filter for follows, unfollows and automate tweets. You save a lot of time with this tool and you can focus on your content which is the most important part of your business. The first two months, I was using the free membership to clean up my account for people who do not follow me anymore and inactive users. Later, I updated to the Pro membership.
With this strategy, you are going to make you first referral faster than getting only visitors from search engines. But it does not mean that you should not work on your website. This strategy is a bonus when you do your SEO work properly. I made my first referral in the first month. After the first referral, repeat the process. This strategy could also work with other social media like a Facebook page, a Youtube channel, a Pinterest account etc.
If you choose another affiliate program, you may have good results too but it is important to promote a reputable program like Wealthy Affiliate.
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