I want to be your make money online mentor!
- Are you looking for someone to help you learn affiliate marketing?
- Need help deciding on a niche?
- Want someone to help you create your first website?
- Would you like someone to guide you through everything you need to do to succeed?
If you answered “YES” to those questions,
I can help you…
You see, I’m a member of an exclusive community of internet marketers. Not only is there an excellent training course there, but we also help each other out all the time. We even create our own training as we learn things ourselves along the way.
To be a member, it costs less than the price of a Starbucks coffee per day.
Can you spare that?
But not only that, you can try it out for free anyway, just to see if you like it.
Check out some training videos I created…
You need to sign up for a free account to view these, but that only takes a minute.
So, if you sign up for free (no strings attached), you will then be able to…
- Watch my two free training videos above.
- Do the first 10 lessons of the Wealthy Affiliate training course.
- Chat with other members.
- Create 2 free websites.
- Have a look around Wealthy Affiliate to see if you like it.
If you do decide you like it and you want to stick around, you get…
- Full access to all training – the main training course (50 lessons) PLUS all training created by users (and there is a LOT).
- Create up to 50 websites.
- Take part in live weekly training webinars.
- Private access to me – I will help you get started, and I’ll be there if you have any questions along the way.
- The full Premium membership of Wealthy Affiliate costs $49 per month.
- That’s only $1.61 per day, which is less than the price of a Starbucks coffee.
- Could you do without 1 coffee per day to learn all about how to make money from affiliate marketing?
But as I said, you can try it for free anyway, to see if you like it.
What have you got to lose?
Still not sure? Okay, let me tell you a story…
This is a story about how I ended up on the dark side of internet marketing for a while…
Back in 2008, I lost my job, so I needed to find a way to make money at home. I looked around online and bought various guides that showed you how to make money with little or no investment. They were pretty good actually.
I learned about how to use free web 2.0 sites like Squidoo and Hubpages. I would create pages targeting various keywords and they would show up easily in Google.
One website I used to post to was called USFreeAds. I found if I stuffed an advert with the same keyword many times in white text, visitors couldn’t see it but Google could see it and ranked me number 1 in their search results for that keyword. Google was much simpler back then. You could do things like that and easily cheat the system.
Unfortunately, USFreeAds spotted it before Google did, and they pulled my ad. So that was my first experience of cheating the system and getting caught…
I also used to write loads of articles for an article directory called EzineArticles. I found that if I targeted keywords that had low enough competition, I could show up on the front page of Google really easily. I would then link from these articles to related ClickBank products. I did make a bit of money doing that.
But after a few years, websites like Squidoo and EzineArticles got hit by Google and stopped showing up in the search engines so easily.
But backlinks were a big thing back then…
…and you could still use these sites to get good backlinks to pages on your own websites, to help them rank in Google instead.
The quickest and easiest way to do that was to use article spinning software and article directory posting software. That way, you could copy someone else’s article, get the software to replace words and phrases with other words and phrases that meant the same thing, and thus turn one article into thousands of unique articles. Then you could get the software to post these articles to thousands of article directories.
The result was lots of backlinks to your pages on your own websites, which would boost their rankings in the search engines. Okay, so the spun articles that were blasted to the articles directories were not good quality, they didn’t read like proper English, but I did it just to get the backlinks.
But the quality of the backlinks was also important…
So then came the idea of getting backlinks to your backlinks, and even backlinks to those backlinks, thus creating multi-tiered backlink structures.
So I started to use a program called SENuke X. It was able to automatically create these multi-tiered backink structures for you.
But there was also an issue of getting those backlinks indexed by Google. Without them indexed, they wouldn’t count.
So then I started using a program called Scrapebox. This allowed me to search for blogs that allowed comments. I could then automatically bulk comment on thousands of them at once, linking back to my various backlinks created using SENuke X. This helped those backlinks get indexed in Google.
I also came across a sneaky technique…
I would buy several domains, set them to redirect to my website, and then fire LOADS of Scrapebox backlinks at them. This meant that the redirected domains acted as a kind of “buffer” for my website, so it didn’t look like my site had loads of bad quality backlinks suddenly pointing at it, yet it would pass the “backlink juice” along to my main website.
This actually worked shockingly well, and I was able to shoot to the top of Google for some great keywords.
But unfortunately, this technique got me into trouble with my ISP. You see, I think the people who were getting so many spammy comments on their websites from my Scrapebox blasts actually somehow found out who I was and complained to my ISP. So I had to stop doing that.
Around this time, I had a job doing SEO for a company…
For a while, it was going great. We had a bunch of different clients, and I was able to get their websites to move up the rankings in Google.
Then one day in 2012, BANG! Google did a major algorithm update…
…and LOADS of websites lost their rankings. Half of our clients lost their rankings in Google too. In fact, we lost clients…and I ended up losing my job.
I suddenly realized that many of these sneaky techniques that I had been using would no longer work. So I quit internet marketing for a while.
But then a while later I came across Wealthy Affiliate…
It looked like a much more genuine way to make money online. And it really is.
It turns out that these days Google just wants people to write great content. That’s really what they are looking for because ultimately that’s what people who search in Google are looking for.
So, gone are the days of using tricks and sneaky loopholes…
…to fool Google into giving you the top spot. Many of those old techniques no longer work, and the few that still do will not work for much longer.
So if anyone tells you that they can show you how to game Google into giving you top rankings by doing XYZ sneaky techniques, including fake backlinks, don’t listen to them.
In fact, Kyle, one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, recently wrote a blog post saying that you should no longer be actively trying to get backlinks at all. Take a look:
Also, if you take a look at Google’s own guidelines, they explicitly state that they don’t want you to do these kinds of things:
Some people claim that these techniques still work. If they do, they probably won’t for much longer. If you use these techniques to get to the top of Google’s search results and then earn money, your days are numbered.
Don’t build a business on unstable foundations…
If you are looking for a long term way to earn money online, you need to play by the rules now. Google is too clever and is becoming more so as each year passes.
Look at it this way:
According to Wikipedia, Google is the 2nd largest internet company, sitting only behind Amazon. They have a lot very intelligent people working for them who are paid a lot of money to keep the search results high quality.
Google’s business depends entirely on how good quality the search results are.
- Because they earn their money from advertisers who pay to have ads in the search results.
- Advertisers will only pay to be there if lots of people continue to search using Google.
- People will only use Google if they get high-quality results.
- If Google allowed bad quality websites to appear high in the search results, people might stop using Google.
- If people were to stop using Google, advertisers wouldn’t pay for ads on it, so Google would lose money.
So Google has a deep investment in keeping bad quality websites from the search results. So that means they need to be able to spot when internet marketers are using sneaky tactics, such as getting fake backlinks.
You see, the reason why Google originally put a high value on backlinks, is because people tend to link to websites they like. So Google used the logic that if a website has lots of other websites linking to it, it must be good.
So internet marketers (including me) took advantage of this, and would get lots of fake backlinks to game the system and make our websites look artificially good in Google’s eyes.
But these days, Google is well up to speed on everything that goes on. So if you do these things and haven’t been caught yet, you will get caught eventually.
So, what’s the best way forward?
The basis of your online business should be a great website with high-quality content on it. Or you can have multiple great websites with great content on them. It really depends on how much time you have to spare.
The point is, you need to do it the right way
And that’s exactly what Wealthy Affiliate teaches. And to bring this full circle, I can be your mentor on there. I’ve been there since January 2015, so I know my way around.
If you need help with anything on there, I’ll be right there to do whatever I can. For example:
- Not sure what niche to choose? I’ll run through the possibilities with you and help you decide.
- Not sure what to call your website? Let’s put our heads together and find a great website title and domain.
- Want help to find the best keywords? As you saw above, I’ve even done a training video on that, so you know I’m in a great position to help you there.
- Want help writing your first few posts/pages? Writing is what I do. I can show you the best way to structure your writing.
- Want feedback and constructive criticism on your website? I’ve done that many times, and I’ll happily do it again.
All this for less than the price of a Starbucks coffee per day? Can you spare that to get your online business off the ground?
And as I said, you can try it for free for a week anyway, just to see if you like it.
Want Help Getting Started Making Money Online?
If you are totally new to earning money on the internet, I can help you get started. I’ve been making money online for a few years now, and I’ve learned a few things along the way. All you need to do is follow me and I will guide you. CLICK HERE to get started
If you have any questions about me being your make money online mentor, or if you have some comments about anything you have read here, why not post a comment to the comments area below.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you within Wealthy Affiliate…
All the best,