It’s one thing to grow your income each year, but it’s another to double it (or better). Yet this is what is possible for those who are willing to learn the ropes and put the work in.
So in this bonus training, I am going to be sharing with you how I do this myself, and how you can do the same (or better) within your online business.
Sound good? Ok let’s do this…
Part 1- Building the Foundation of Your Business
It goes without saying that before you can scale ANY business, you need to build the foundation first.
Think of your business like a skyscraper…
Once the foundation of the building is in place, adding additional floors is not only possible, but can happen quite quickly and with efficiency.
However, without that foundation in place, the skyscraper would never even get off the ground.
The same is true for your online business. You may want to make lots of money as quickly as possible and scale up right away, but this is simply not how real businesses are built- and affiliate marketing is no different.
So the point here is to complete the core training before doing anything else.
This is how you will learn how to choose a niche, build your site, get traffic and promote relevant affiliate offers. This is how you will learn real skills to build your very real business and create the foundation of what you need to succeed.
The following 2 ‘parts’ in this training are building off of this, showing you how you can scale your business beyond the foundation. And they are based on my experience with my sites.
You don’t have to take these as pure gospel, but this is what works for me and it can work for you too. And if you’re not quite ready for this, that’s ok. Bookmark this page and come back to it, it’s not going anywhere!
With that being said, let’s proceed…
Part 2- Scaling Up Your Traffic (without spending a dime)
Once you have a site filled with useful content, you are getting traffic and maybe making a few sales, the best way to scale your business is to grow your traffic.
One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate is that you learn how to generate FREE traffic through search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. This is THE best traffic you can get because:
- It is VERY high quality
- The user is coming to YOUR site, they are chasing YOU
- You are giving the user value upfront, without asking for anything (with your content);
- Which means you are building TRUST and CREDIBILITY that you know your stuff;
- Which results in VERY high conversion rates when you get the ‘mix’ right over time
- One article can produce 10,000’s of visitors (maybe even 100,000’s) over the course of years to come
So the point here is that the traffic you can get to your site is not only free but super high value. And as an affiliate (which you are now) traffic is one of THE most important assets you can have.
Because when you have traffic, you can promote ANYTHING you want and write your own paycheck so to speak.
So how do you scale your traffic?
The absolute quickest and best way to scale your traffic is by creating lots of high quality content, based on low competition keywords.
This is where research comes into play, you really want to map out your keywords (take your time with this) so that you know what keywords you are going to be writing your content around.
This may sound simple, and that’s just because it IS.
Success doesn’t go to the smartest or most experienced person, it goes to the most persistent person. So all you need to do is learn how to create good content based on good keywords and start publishing regularly.
This is literally what took me from ZERO traffic when I first started in October of 2015 to over a MILLION unique visits to this one website you are on right now. Most of which come from Google organic search (free quality traffic).
Here’s a screenshot of this sites traffic through Google Analytics so you can see for yourself…
I can’t even imagine what that traffic would have cost me if I’d paid for it (lol)!
So the key to scaling your traffic is to consistently produce high quality articles on your site, based on good low competition keywords. The more you produce, the better results you will see.
This is so very simple folks, and it works.
And the training walks you through EXACTLY how to do this in detail.
However I thought it would be helpful to share what I believe are some of the most helpful resources I’ve personally come across within Wealthy Affiliate over the years. That is, aside from the core training itself where Kyle covers this stuff in full detail.
Think of these as an extra help above and beyond the core training…
Hand Picked Keyword Research Tutorials
Hand Picked Content Creation Tutorials
Extra Tutorials That ‘Blend’ Some of These Together
Now I’m not suggesting you watch every single one of these right away, that is overkill.
I recommend bookmarking this page and making it your goal to watch at least ONE of these each week. Grab yourself a coffee, and enjoy the training or instead of watching TV one night, watch one of these!
You will be amazed at how much you will learn, these have been a MASSIVE help to me in my business so I know they can be for you too.
Make it your aim to continue growing your traffic and your business will thrive.
Part 3- Leverage Recurring Commission Affiliate Offers
Once you have the foundation of your business in place, and you are actively working at scaling up your traffic, you are cooking with gas.
What you have here is SO much more valuable than you may realise.
You have a site and an audience which is your ASSET. Yes, your website is an asset you can actually sell, especially once the commissions begin rolling in. Which they will.
Anyways, what comes next, the ‘money part’ is what MOST people focus on first, second and third to begin with. Which is definitely one of the reasons many people fail at affiliate marketing in my humble opinion.
What you need to do is focus on part 1 and 2, and this part (part 3) comes EASY.
Because all you need to do now is promote something, and there are millions upon millions of products and services you can choose from.
However, in this training I want to talk to you about what I do to grow my income year after year, at least doubling my income and in some cases ’10x-ing’ it. And I’m talking RELIABLE and STEADY income.
And the ‘secret weapon’ I use to make this happen is recurring commission affiliate offers.
This is an affiliate offer that not only pays you a commission once, but over and over… and over again for the life of that customer. Which could literally be decades.
This is such a powerful model and it is one I have come to enjoy. Because you do the work ONCE and it just keeps on paying you.
Folks… this is true passive income.
It doesn’t get much better than this.
Now there are TONS of these offers out there, so which particular offer you choose depends entirely on your niche and what makes sense to promote. Both in terms of giving your audience value and also making you a profit.
For example you could promote something like Aweber or Thrive Themes which are great products with recurring commissions.
Personally, with this site I promote Wealthy Affiliate as you probably know already. There are many reasons for this but the main one is that it works and it’s something I truly believe in. So I KNOW I am giving people value when I recommend it.
And from a profit perspective, the WA affiliate program is absolutely BOSS.
So many perks such as earning $1 just when someone completes their account, to earning on domain name purchases and recurring membership fees. Not to mention if you make 300 sales Kyle and Carson will fly you to Vegas for an all expenses paid trip.
Pretty cool huh?
Here’s my earnings from promoting WA since I began in October 2015:
As you can see, I ’10xd’ (yeah I know that’s not a word lol) my business between 2016-17 and more than doubled it this year, and the year isn’t even over. Given that as of writing this we are in the Black Friday promotion time, I fully expect to reach around 90k or so this year. Which means I will have tripled my income this year with this one site alone.
Now I know that is not crazy money or anything, but it is life changing. And my cost are VERY low, since I do not pay for traffic, so the profit is higher than the average business.
The other cool thing is that this income is very passive in nature.
I’m almost embarrassed to say how little time and effort I have put into my business this year (I’ve had some personal stuff to deal with over the past 12 months) but the income keeps on coming in like clockwork.
So it goes to show that if you put the ground work in you really are creating solid passive evergreen income.
I’m not saying you should promote WA, that’s totally up to you.
I am just showing you how an example of how powerful recurring commissions can be as a means to scale your business. This is one of (if not THE) best ways to scale your income and create longterm, reliable, passive online income for many years to come.
One last point I want to make here is that you can absolutely be VERY successful promoting regular offers too, not just recurring offers. So if you can’t find any of these in your niche don’t feel as if you can’t scale, you absolutely can.
This is just preferable IF you can find them in your niche, but you can still see real results promoting ‘one time’ offers.
I hope you have found this training both helpful and inspiring as to what you can achieve.
Here’s the process again in a nutshell:
- Build the foundation of your business
- Scale your traffic with good content
- Promote good affiliate offers (preferably recurring commission offers)
All it takes is some hard work and over time you can and will succeed. The opportunity online is MASSIVE, you just need to buckle down and get to work!
Questions or comments? Hit me up in the comments below…