How to Start a Business Online – the Most Direct Path to Career Reinvention

Personally, when I think about reinvention, most often the first place my mind seems to go is to my career…or at least it used to. These days, I’m pretty happy with the state of my career. Because these days, I work for myself so I get to focus my career on what I want, what I’m passionate about, and what I want to do – which is helping others who also are ready to reinvent themselves learn how to do it.

You might be wondering why learning how to start a business online is the most direct path to career reinvention. Well, in these wonderful days of the internet, there is opportunity enough out there for all of us to be able to get our own slice of the pie.

The Internet – Today’s Virtual Land of Opportunity

Did you know that as of July 2019, there were 4.33 BILLION active internet users worldwide. That is 56% of the total world population. And all of those people are making 63,000 searches per SECOND on Google on any given day. That comes out to about 2 trillion searches each and every day. (According to Statista.com/statistics/617136/digital-population-worldwide/)

So what does all of this mean for you? Well, it basically means there is almost limitless opportunity to make money online with your own online business. And the place to start is with your own very website. But first, a little soul-searching…

What Do You Love to Spend Time Doing

Before we even begin to think about the business end of things, first I want you to make a list – the Passion List – of 5 to 10 things that you love do. It can be anything – AS LONG AS YOU TRULY ENJOY SPENDING TIME DOING IT! Next, I want you to make another list – the Knowledge List. This time, I want you to list 5 to 10 things that you are interested in and already know something about that you would be interested to learn about in more depth.

These 2 lists are going to be the starting point for your research into possible business ideas – or your NICHE. Because what is the point of reinventing your career, if you aren’t going to do something that you love and are passionate about!

Now that you have both of your lists completed, you are almost ready for the next step! All that is left to do before moving on to step 2 is to see what, if anything, that you’ve listed on both of the lists! Start by choosing your favorite item that was listed in both lists. (If you didn’t have anything listed on both of the lists, I would start by choosing your favorite thing from the Passion List.)

Now that you have picked a niche from your lists, it’s time to do some research!

How to Determine if a Niche has the Potential to be Profitable – In Just a Few Minutes

There a few simple strategies that you can use help you to figure out if your idea for your niche is one that is likely to be profitable. And best of all, it will not take hardly any time at all for you to it work out. So without any further a-due, let’s get started!

Here is an overview of how you are going to do it…

3 Steps to Determining the Profit Potential of a Niche Idea:

  1. Go to the major affiliate networks, such as ClickBank, Offer Vault, Commission Junction, and Amazon, and search for your niche.
    1. Are there products being sold in the niche you searched?
    2. How many different products are being sold in that specific market?
    3. Are there products that are new or recently introduced for sale?
  2. Next, go to Dummies.com
    1. Is there a Dummies book about the niche you chose?
  3. Finally, head to your local bookstore and look in the magazine section.
    1. Are there any magazines available about your niche idea?


How to Start a Business Online? Start by Making an Informed Decision When Choosing Your Niche!

Now, what will you learn from completing this quick exercise will help you to decide if you want to move forward with a certain niche or if you want to keep looking. Remember, you are trying to build a business so thoroughly researching possible business ideas is paramount! This exercise will just help you quickly weed the good ideas out of the bad and give you a more focused direction moving forward in your research.

So let’s go ahead and get into the meat of what you are looking to learn by doing this exercise. The first step is to go to a couple of the major affiliate networks. Why should you begin your research by looking into affiliate networks? This is a good place to start because even though there are many ways in which you could choose to monetize your website, affiliate marketing is a strategy that almost any type of online business can implement to great success.

Just in case you are unfamiliar with affiliate marketing, here is a quick definition:

  • Affiliate Marketing: a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.

Some major affiliate networks include ClickBank, Offer Vault, Commission Junction, and Amazon Associates. So head on over to one of their websites and search for your niche idea. If you find a wide variety of products offered – AND BEING SOLD – then you are in good shape.

Just make sure that some of the products are new or recently introduced for sale because this tells you that the niche – or market – is still current. This is important because you don’t want to get into a niche that is losing popularity.

Now if your niche idea is looking good based on what you learned by visiting the major affiliate networks, then you can move on the next step. Surf on over to Dummies.com and do a quick search for the niche you are interested in. If there is a Dummies book or books available about your niche then you have probably picked a good one. Just make sure that the book isn’t too old for the same reason you looked for new product in step 1.

If it’s Available in Print, You’ve Found An Audience

The reason that you are looking is to see if there is a Dummies book about your niche is because of the up front investment costs that are associated with publishing a book, especially a reference type book.

They have spent huge amounts of money before a single book ever gets sold, which means that they KNOW that there is a large enough audience to make their initial investment back and then a whole lot more in profits. Otherwise, they would lose tons of money and would most likely not be around for us to use as an indicator of a niche’s profit potential.

Which is why step 3 is to look for magazines that are available in your niche. If there is a periodical publication – AKA magazine – focused on your niche, it is a really good indicator that there are a good amounts of people who spend money to learn more about that topic. And since a magazine is a periodical, that means that they are publishing more content around that niche regularly which tells you that you have found an audience for your business idea.

Now that you have found a potentially profitable niche, you are ready to get going with your business!

So You’ve Chosen Your Niche…What Next?

What else? It’s time to build your website. And keep in mind that this is just a quick overview of what you need to do to get started. First, you need to come up with your domain name and purchase it. It should be relevant to your niche and brandable.

Next, you need to find and purchase hosting for your site. There are a ton of different hosting options, such as GoDaddy and Blue Host, for example.

You have many choices on where to purchase domains and host your site, but my personal recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate. I use them and love them for so many reasons! If you want to know more, click here to read my in depth review.

Once you have purchased your domain and hosting, all that is left to do is to actually build your website, create relevant and valuable content for your audience, and decide how you will monetize your website.

I hope that you have found this article helpful and informative and would love to hear what you think and what you would like to know more about. So please leave a comment below if you have any questions, comments, or if you just want to say hello. I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Allison

 

Changing Your Mindset For Success, Because Success Starts In The Mind

Have you ever stopped to wonder why some people attain success in their lives while others continue to struggle? I know I have. Is it raw intelligence, higher education, personal discipline, self confidence, charisma, or something else? What combination of personal qualities equals a successful life? Is changing your mind for success – to be able to attain greater success in life – possible?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were just a formula to follow to get you from where you are to where you want to be? Of course it would be, but unfortunately, there is no one size fits all formula to attain success in life. But fear not! Because I have a theory that if we can master our mind by mastering our thoughts, we can change the level of success that we are experiencing in life. If you are ready to be the master of your own mind, keep reading. And the good news is that it is surprisingly simple!

Changing Your Mindset for Success

A negative mindset will hold you down like an anchor. A positive mindset allows you to dream and go after those dreams!

Your Inner Dialogue Sets The Tone For Your Entire Life

I have a little exercise in self awareness for you! I want you to spend one whole day keeping a pen and a little notebook with you, or you could just use the Notes app on your cell phone – analogue or digital, whichever you prefer. ;P
From the time that you wake up in the morning to the last moment before you turn the lights off to go to sleep at night, I want you to keep a count of any negative or self deprecating thoughts you are having. Nothing detailed, just a straight count of anything negative you think towards yourself. I’m not talking about thoughts about externally negative things. I’m talking about the thought that say things like “You can’t do that,” or “You’ll never figure it out. Why bother even trying?”
I know that when I did that exercise for myself, I was pretty shocked by how high the number ended up being! And at that time in my life, I actually thought that I was pretty confident woman with maybe not the greatest, but still fairly decent self-esteem.
The conclusion that I was forced to come to after spending a day just tracking my negative and self-deprecating thoughts was that I must not like myself very much.

I Knew That I Had To Do Something To Change The Way I Was Thinking

Fortunately, the problem turned turned out to be really easily solved. But before I get to how I was able to completely change the entire tone of my inner dialogue, I really think it is important that we continue analyzing what is going on with you right now.

Now you have spent a day just keeping track of all of the negative thoughts you are having. This is just to get a count on it so you can have some way to measure how negative your thinking is. If you are surprised by how high the number is or, especially if you are not, you should probably spend the next day or two getting a little bit more detailed information about your mind and your thoughts.

I, personally spent a few days just writing down some of the various negative thoughts I had throughout the day each night before I went to bed. I was really quite shocked by how cruel I was being to myself, quite a lot of the time. I wouldn’t talk to anyone – no matter how much I may dislike them – the way I was talking to myself all of the time! Why? Why in the world would I bully myself this way?

And more importantly, how was I gonna change this sad state of affairs?

It’s Time to Use Some Imaginary White-Out On That Negative Mindset…If You Want To Succeed

Fortunately, I was in luck. The solution to my problem – and yours – turned out to be quite simple. As simple as just making a choice to always correct any negative thoughts, while also thinking to yourself why the thought was irrational and then replacing it with corresponding positive of the thought.

The 3 Steps to Banish Negative Self Talk:

  1. Become Aware of the negative thought.
    1. Just make an effort to be hyper aware of your thoughts and thought patterns. Whenever you become aware of negative, self-deprecating, or disparaging thoughts, stop yourself and move on to the next step.
  2. Expose the irrationality of the thought to yourself.
    1. Actually, in your mind, tell yourself why the thought is irrational. We can always learn, grow, and develop ourselves more fully, but first you gotta remind yourself why the negative thought really isn’t the way things really are.
      1. For example, if I find myself thinking that I can’t do something, I try and remember something that I thought I would not be able to learn how to do, but was able to fairly easily.
        1. My personal go to example for myself is thinking that because I had been out of school for so long that I would really struggle in college. I was wrong. I consistently made A’s in all of my classes, with a couple of exceptions. For the most part though, I was extremely successful in almost all of my college courses.
  3. Replace the negative thought with its corresponding positive thought.
    1. Once you’ve reminded yourself why the negative thought has no place in your incredible mind, just repeat the same thought, just flip it to a positive statement.
      1. For instance, an “I can’t” sort of thought would be changed to an “I can and I will” thought.
    2. And yes, you have to actually replace the negative thought in your mind by replacing it with the positive after taking it’s power away by exposing the irrationality of thinking in that way.

Cultivating a Positive Mindset Will In Turn Cultivate a More Successful Life

Basically, the general idea is to just self correct any negativity you detect in your internal dialogue. In time, you will notice that you are having to correct yourself less and less, and that the tone of your thoughts will become increasingly positive.

And positivity breeds success! When you are your own best friend and cheerleader, you are open to trying new things and taking advantage of new opportunities. And best of all, your confidence will begin to soar. The change that I have experienced in my life from cultivating a positive mindset has been truly powerful.

I believe in myself and take more chances. My productivity has soared and my ambitions have as well. Which is why it was important for me to write this post! I want you to find the happiness and confidence that I’ve found using this remarkably simple technique. Changing your mindset for success has never been easier or more effective.

Please leave me a comment below if you enjoyed (or even if you did not) this post and of course, I would absolutely love it if you would share, share, share it with anyone you think would find value in reading it! If you have any questions about this post or anything else you would like me to write about, please leave those in the comments, as well. I would love to hear from you!

Cheers,
Allison

 

How to Believe In You, Even When It’s Hard

Having faith in yourself isn’t always an easy thing so I personally have had to LEARN to believe in myself, and I want to show you how I did it and teach you how to believe in you! Now just to be upfront, I am not a doctor or therapist so everything I am going to share in this post is just what worked for me.

How to Believe in You, Even When it’s Hard!

Believe in yourself as much as your friends believe in you

First Things First, Is Your Inner Voice Your Friend…Or Your Foe?

I want you to really think about the question I am about to ask you and then answer as honestly as possible, in the comment section below if you like or just for yourself, but really be honest with yourself. Is your inner voice supportive and encouraging or bullying and discouraging?

Until I really stopped to pay attention to how I was treating myself in my thoughts – how I spoke to myself in my inner dialogue – I never realized how cruel I was being to myself. And not just sometimes, but most of the time.

I had always struggled a bit with self esteem issues because of being bullied a bit as a child, but it took me a really, really long time, well into adulthood, to make a correlation between my inner dialogue and my self esteem.

Too bad I didn’t figure it out sooner, but better late than never, as they say. Anyways, I don’t even know what made me think  of it at all initially, but one day I found myself pondering what impact that horrible voice in my head – my voice – had on my life and my success in life.

 

Changing Your Mind By Correcting Your Thoughts

Being aware of and correcting negative and self deprecating thoughts and inner dialogue can have a huge positive impact on you self esteem.

The Experiment: Thought Correction

Okay, thought correction might sound a bit spooky, but it isn’t at all. When I say thought correction, I’m saying it to mean exactly what it actually means. I decided that I would be ultra concious of my internal dialogue and anytime I caught myself being a bully, I would simply correct myself.

For example, if I were to catch myself thinking something like, “I can’t go back to school. I’m too old and probably wouldn’t even be able to get a good job even with a degree,” I would stop myself, tell myself why that was irrational, and change it to, “If I choose to go back to school, I will work hard, study hard, and graduate! And then I will start my new career!”

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it sounds hokey, but believe it or not – IT WORKS, like a charm! And over time – and with consistent self correction – that negative voice just slowly, but surely disappeared and the positive, supportive voice became second nature.

If using the strategy of personal thought correction to help improve your self confidence and attain greater success in life interests you, click the link below to learn more:

Changing Your Mindset for Success…Because It All Starts In The Mind

Inspiring reads are like seeds of positivity that are planted in the mind.

Keep a Steady Flow of Positive Reads On Your Book Rotation

There are so many great books out there to help you learn to cultivate yourself. Making a point to read uplifting and inspirational content will plant seeds of possibility in your mind. Because there isn’t any point in learning how to believe in you – if you aren’t going to dream!

One of my favorites is the classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It was published in 1936 and since then has sold 15 million copies. It is one of the best selling books EVER! In 2011, it was listed as one of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential Books, making it as relevant today as it was when it was first published!

This guy really knows what he is talking about which is why, in my humble opinion, How to Win Friends and Influence People is a book that everyone should have a well loved copy of on their bookshelf.

Now, my let’s move on to my final tip on how to believe in you – but it’s gonna take a little practice…

 

There is no time like the present to put yourself out there and ACT AS IS!

Act as If…and Do It Now!

Now, I know that acting like you have a ton of confidence isn’t easy – especially when you struggle with believing in yourself. But for me, acting as if I had confidence in myself and what I was doing even when I didn’t, was a huge part of my journey to truly having faith in myself and really feeling comfortable in my own skin.

Fortunately for you, acting as if is as simple as it sounds once you get the hang of it. Just think of yourself as an actor playing the role of a confident human being, whether it be at work or a job interview or whatever else you need to.

Now, let me explain what not to do when you are acting as if. You don’t want to act like you are knowledgeable in something you are not because then you will come of as a bit of a fool, and we definitely don’t want that.

Instead, you should act confident in your ability to learn whatever you might need to learn in the given situation. Ask questions. Be engaged and engaging. But you gotta go out of your comfort zone a little bit and just take a deep breath and dive into the situation!

No matter if it is a social situation or a business thing, acting as if you are a compentent, capable human being will always be a good way to go…just make sure always to keep your sense of humor. Just try to exude a sense of confidence (even if it feels fake to you) and you’ll be well on your way to actually believing in yourself.

Because slowly but surely, in time, you won’t need to act as if anymore because gradually it will have become natural. I tell you from experience, that it is worth the initial discomfort and occasional minor blunders.

 

These 3 things together have helped me to overcome my fears and learn to believe in me! If it worked for me, then It’ll work for you, too!

Putting It All Together

So, a quick recap of what I’ve covered…

My 3 Best Strategies To Learn How To Believe In YOU:

  1. Correct negative or self-depricating thoughts
  2. Read, read, read POSITIVE literature on personal development
  3. Act As If – until it becomes natural to you

So first start by being hyper aware of the tone of your inner voice. Whenever it is being nasty to you, stop and think about why it is wrong and then just REPLACE the negative with a positive. It’s really simple, and it really actually works! At least it did for me…

Then you gotta feed the fire of positivity some kindling in the form of positive and inspirational personal development literature. This is how you learn to cultivate a happier, more confident you! I suggest you start with How To Win Friends and Influence People because it is a classic and a good foundational read to help develop qualities in yourself that will aid in your future success in life.

Finally, you gotta put it all into action and just put yourself out there. Pretend you are an actor or actress and a confident you is the role of a lifetime! The more you put yourself out there in the world, the more second nature it will be to you. All you have to do is push through the discomfort and correct any negativity in your mind.

I really hope these tips work for you as well as they did for me! They work together and create a foundation on which you will be able to stand as you learn how to believe in you!

Please leave any questions or anything else you would like to share in the comments section below, or just introduce yourself if you like! I’d love to hear from you and get to know you better so I can give you the types of content on the topics around reinvention you are most interested in reading about.

Cheers,

Allison

A Wickedly Honest Review Of Wealthy Affiliate

An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate, so you can make an informed choice!

Welcome to my wickedly honest review of Wealthy Affiliate! In this post I am going give you my brutally honest insider’s review of the Wealthy Affiliate Platform and break it all down for you so you’ll have all of the information you need to make an informed decision on whether to join Wealthy Affiliate or not. First, let me just give you a brief overview of what Wealthy Affiliate is…

Wealthy Affiliate is a true one stop shop for anyone looking to create an online business, from the complete beginner to current online business owners. Included in the platform is step by step training, website hosting, an active community of experts ready to help you as soon as you need it, and so much more which I’ll cover completely in this review post.

Wealthy Affiliate: At a Glance Overview and Rankings

  • Name: Wealthy Affiliate
  • Owners: Kyle and Carson
  • Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
  • Training: 4.8 out of 5.0
  • Support: 4.9 out of 5.0
  • WordPress Hosting: 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Website Builder: 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Research Tools: 4.9 out of 5.0
  • Success Stories: 4.4 out of 5.0
  • Price: Starter Membership – FREE; Premium Membership – $49.00/month or $359/year
  • TheNewYouMe.com Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0

Frequently Updated, Step by Step Training Modules

If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought a lot about changing your life by changing your career and have likely done a lot of research around the topic, and you probably found a ton of information.

I know that when I started looking into building a business online that all of the information out there really overwhelmed me. How in the world was I going to be able to figure all of this stuff out? And what did I need to focus on right away, and what could I save for later?

Well, when I found Wealthy Affiliate, I was so excited when I found all of their different training programs. It was exactly what I needed to cut through the noise and get down to the business of starting to build my business.

So, exactly what kind of training is offered with a Wealthy Affiliate Membership, you might be wondering…well, I’m gonna break it all down for you right now!

Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate

This is where you can find the training within the Wealthy Affiliate platform. The first phase is free to starter members!

As a free starter member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will have access to Phase 1 of the Online Entreprenuer Certification Course, if you want to create a business around one of your passions, or Phase 1 of the Affiliate Bootcamp, if you want to focus on the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate, both of which have 10 lessons in each phase.

Regardless of which of the 2 courses you choose to go with, by the 4th lesson you will have your very own website up and running! Pretty awesome, right? Especially since you haven’t even spent a dime at this point.

As a premium member, you receive access to all 5 phases of the Online Entrepreneur Certification training and all 7 phases of the Affiliate Bootcamp training, plus an additional 13 classrooms full of tutorials and video trainings that are frequently updated, with new training added each day!

Wealthy Affiliate Classrooms – For Every Level of Internet Marketer

Classrooms available to premium members:

  • Getting Started
  • WA Affiliate Program
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
  • Everything WordPress
  • Website Development and Programming
  • Social Engagement and Marketing
  • Authoring and Writing Content
  • Video Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Keyword, Niche, and Market Research
  • Email Marketing
  • Local Marketing
  • Pay per Click Marketing

A Live, Weekly, In Depth Webinar

One of my favorite features of Wealthy Affiliate’s online training program is the live, weekly webinar where you get to learn and interact with Jay, the internet marketing guru who will guide you through the weeks topic in depth. Jay is a wonderful teacher and always takes the time to answer any questions you have live, during the webinar!

How awesome is that? I look forward to Friday’s each and every week because I know I’m going to come away with a lot of juicy tidbits of knowledge to incorporate into my business and the understanding of the concepts to get it done right the 1st time.

The Wealthy Affiliate Community – Helpful, Active, and Engaged

When I tell people about Wealthy Affiliate, the thing that stands out the most for me is the community. It really is the most helpful, encouraging, and positive group of people that I’ve personally found online.

When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member, I was blown away by the amount of people who stopped and took the time to welcome me to the platform. Then, after I decided to go with the premium membership, once again I received a flood of congratulatory messages from members! I couldn’t believe how welcoming, supportive and engaged everyone was.

Wealthy Affiliate Community members are encouraging and supportive. Best of all, they are ready to help you whenever you need it!

The great thing is that you have the option to ask the community questions. If ever you find yourself stuck on something in the training or during the building out of your site and content all you have to do is ask the community.

Best of all, it is not uncommon to find that another community member has answered your question within a few minutes of posting it! That makes this community a very powerful and valuable resource for you to leverage while building and growing your business.

And the Wealthy Affiliate community is a truly world-wide community that is active 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, giving you access to help and support when you need it!

SiteRubix, Build Your Site – in 1 Click & Under a Minute

Within the Wealthy Affiliate platform you have access to their state of the art website builder which takes all of the drama out of building a website. Gone are the days where it took weeks to build a website! Today, with the technology and sophistication of SiteRubix you can build your site and have it live in just a few minutes of your time. It is so easy, ANYONE can do it!

In addition to building your website in a snap, you will also have access to a suite of integrated tools to help you with website analysis, management, ranking, and security! SSL site security is even included on every website on the platform, even for starter members, completely free of charge.

Create a Beautiful Site, In Just a Few Clicks

Within the SiteRubix website builder you’ll have access to 4000+ themes so you will be able to find the perfect look for your website, no matter what type of site you want to create. During the creation of your website, you will be able to choose from literally thousands of available themes.

Build your very own website, no coding required!

Once you’ve chosen the right theme for your site, all that is left to do is to click the Build Website button and you are off to the races! It really doesn’t get any easier than this.

WordPress Hosting, Extremely Powerful and Truly Secure

When you join Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member, you are given the option to create and host up to 2 free websites on the SiteRubix platform. As a premium member, you are can host up to 25 websites on domains that you own personally and another 25 free websites! That means you can host up to 50 websites here at Wealthy Affiliate for only $49.00 each month, even less with the yearly membership.That is an amazing deal!

I know, I know…What if I only intend to create 1 website? Isn’t $49.00 each month a lot of money to pay to host just one website? Well, if hosting is all you were getting, then yes, $49.00 a month would be a lot of money. In my opinion, however, in the beginning of building your business, it is really the training and the community that hold the real value.

Later on, once you’ve established a profitable online business, you will be able to duplicate the process over and over again in different niches, diversifying your income streams and enabling you to build wealth! Then $49.00 really turns into a bargain, with the Wealthy Affiliates world class hosting available to you for up to 50 websites.

And It’s Fast…Really Fast – 1.3 Seconds Average Page Load Time! Here’s An Overview:

What all is included in the hosting offered by WealthyAffiliate.com? Features include:

  • Price: $49.00/month
  • Number of Websites: up to 50
  • Instant DNS Setup: yes
  • Hosting Speed: Amazon c3.large (fast!)
  • Website Space: 30GB
  • Bandwidth Included: 500k Visitors/month
  • SSL certificates: FREE
  • Site Builder Included: yes
  • Staging Environment: yes
  • Full Redundancy: yes
  • Enterprise Security: yes
  • Daily Website Backups: yes
  • 24/7 Access To Server Administrators: yes
  • Email Accounts: UNLIMITED
  • BotNet Security: yes
  • SiteHealth: yes
  • SiteComments: yes
  • Website Feedback: yes
  • Community Access: yes
  • One on One Marketing Mentorship: yes

Wealthy Affiliate Hosting: Why It Is The Best, In My Humble Opinion

When you host your website on Wealthy Affiliate you get a ton of value! Every website is double hosted, which means that your site will always be up. A “mirror” of your site is kept running at all times so if one of your websites ever goes down for some reason, the mirror will immediately be swapped in, instantly – which is what they are talking about when they say “full redundancy”.

And it is this level of redundancy to uptime that is unparalleled in the industry and makes Wealthy Affiliate a stand out in the field of available hosting options, among other things.

Other things like daily backups on all of your websites that are hosted at Wealthy Affiliate. Because we all screw things up from time to time! But fear not, because they’ve even thought of a solution they can offer to that problem!

Even if you make a mess of things somehow, Wealthy Affiliate has you covered!

Wealth Affiliate even protects you from your own mistakes by taking daily snapshots of your websites so that if you ever make a mess of things, they can help you get your website up and running to an earlier version of your site! That is an incredibly valuable service which you would be hard pressed to find through other hosting services, but at Wealthy Affiliate it is STANDARD…to ALL of your sites.

Finally, these guy actually know what they are doing as far as WordPress goes, and that in depth knowledge of specific security vulnerabilities that can occur within the platform allow them to PREVENT hacking and spam before it happens!

Because having several layers of security to shield your site makes it so much easier to relax and enjoy life without having to stress about your business’s website getting hacked! Pretty sweet, if you ask me…

If I Sound Like A Cheerleader, It’s Because I’m a True Believer…Yes, I drank the Kool Aid    ; )

I know that I’m coming off like I’m the head cheerleader of the Wealthy Affiliate Cheerleading Squad, and you’re probably thinking to yourself that I’m just trying to make money off affiliate commissions by promoting Wealthy Affiliate, and if so, you’re right.

I am trying to make money as an affiliate of WealthyAffiliate.com, but I am not trying to hustle you or to convince you to buy a subpar product. Completely to the contrary, I’m trying to hook you up! I believe in Wealthy Affiliate because of my own incredible experience there!

A Cheerleader Cheering for Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has helped me so much that I’ve turned into a cheerleader!

This product has changed my life and has really helped me to expand my own potential. And it can do the same for you if you just give it a go! If I sound like a cheerleader, it’s because I am!

Because Wealthy Affiliate is one of those rare companies that prides itself – really and truly – on offering VALUE to its members because Kyle and Carson (the owners of Wealthy Affiliate) set the positive tone for the community with their consistant, daily engagement. And that attitude seems to flow freely from them, trickling down throughout the entire community.

So anyways, back to my glowing, and COMPLETELY HONEST, review of the Wealthy Affiliate Platform!

SiteComments and Website Feedback:  Engagement On Tap

The SiteComments feature is a pay it forward comment exchange within the Wealthy Affiliate community. For each comment that you request, you must first leave 1 comment on each of 2 other websites created by other Wealthy Affiliate members.

Website Feedback works largely the same way, in that you must first give your feedback on each of 2 different community member websites for each time you request that someone give you feedback on your website.

Just like everything else about Wealthy Affiliate, this is an amazing tool to leverage for your business’s success since having a large amount of engagement on your website makes Google like your website better, and will assign it greater and greater authority, which will therefore increase your search engine rankings.

That is why the  SiteComments and the Website Feedback features are truly a win-win all the way around for everybody who is a part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community!

SiteContent, A Writer’s Dream Content Creation Platform

Writer’s Block? SiteContent helps you stay focused by letting you set writing goals and create templates to make creating content a breeze!

SiteContent is where you can create your content within the Websites platform. There you have the ability to template content, search for and add media to your posts, and much more.

As you create your content, you will be able to leverage several features to help make content creation a breeze, including a grammar and spell checker, a duplicate content checker, and vocabulary enhancement suggestions.

It also gives you the ability to create templates to base your content off of, to analyze the structure of your content, to set writing goals, to get statistics on your writing, and even to automated the publishing of content to your website! Truly an incredibly powerful tool that is at your disposal as a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

Domain Buying Made Easy, No Upsells, and Seamless Integration

Within the SiteRubix platform, domains, websites, and the management of all of your sites is completely integrated! This makes finding, purchasing, hosting, and building your website a quick, easy, and painless process that can literally by completed in minutes from start to finish.

To find out if the domain you want is available, you simply need to go into Wealthy Affiliate’s Websites Platform, click on SiteDomains and then just perform a quick search of the domain name. If it is, you simply need to purchase with paypal, credit or debit card, or you can even use credits earned while using the SiteComments and Website Feedback features!

All you have to do now to get your site up and running is to just go to the Websites platform once again, click on SiteBuilder, and when asked what kind of website you want to build, click the option to use your own domain rather than the option to build a free website.

Then choose the domain you want to use from the drop down menu, enter the title you’ve chosen for your website, choose a theme, and click on the green button that says Click Here to Build This Site at the bottom of the page and in about 2 minutes you will have your very own website on your very own domain up and running! Talk about seamless integration!

Research Tools to Keep Your Business Growing Strong

True to form, the team at Wealthy Affiliate has really thought of pretty much everything you need to build an online business, even if you are a complete newb. And what could be more important than having access to quality research tools?

Included with your premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate is a lite membership to the Jaaxy Research platform where you have access to a whole host of research tools including an incredibly powerful keyword tool to use to research the keywords you may want to target as you work on building out the content on your site.

Jaaxy make finding great keywords almost as much fun as playing Words with Friends!

Using the Jaaxy keyword tool, you can find out a ton of useful information on specific keywords, such as the average amount of monthly searches, the amount of pages that are targeting that specific search term so you know how much competition there is for a given keyword, how many unique visits per month you can expect to get if you rank on the first page of the search results, and if any domains are available for purchase which contain that keyword.

In addition to the keyword tool, there are tools to help you brainstorm content ideas, check your site’s ranking, perform search analysis, create keyword lists, and so much more! But just to make a long story short, Jaaxy is an internet marketer’s dream research tool!

Just in case you’re interested in using the Jaaxy platform without joining Wealthy Affiliate, click here.

Just in case you’re interested in using the Jaaxy platform without joining Wealthy Affiliate, click here.

Okay that’s great, but there have to be some drawbacks to joining Wealthy Affiliate, you are probably thinking…

Honestly, I have a hard time coming up with anything negative to say about Wealthy Affiliate. The only real complaint that I have is that some of the training has become obselete over the years, and isn’t updated as quickly as I would prefer.

While the large majority of the trainings are definitely current, there are some that should be updated or deleted completely. And since I promised a wickedly honest review, I have to stop there because that is truly my one and only complaint about the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

If you are interested in starting a business online, Wealthy Affiliate really is the best place to start!

Final Wrap Up

Wealthy Affiliate is the premier resource for anyone interested in starting an online business or with an existing online business to grow their brand in a longterm, sustainable way.

With the best hosting available on up to 50 websites with premium membership, the website builder, and wordpress technology, Wealthy Affiliate is an incredible value.

Add to that the world class training, the helpful community of experts, SiteComments, Website Feedback, Site Content, and the Jaaxy keyword tool and you truly have everything you need to build a successful online business, starting right now!

Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and has helped over 1.5 million aspiring internet entrepreneurs get started in the world of online business.

I hope you have found this review helpful and that I have answered all of your questions. This truly is my honest opinion of the platform so please let me know what you think. Also, please leave any questions or comments in the comments section below, or feel free just to say hello if you like! I would love to get to know you better and help you in any way I can. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you are ready to give Wealthy Affiliate a try for yourself, just click right here!

Cheers,

Allison

 

 

 

About Allison

Welcome to The New You Me

Do you ever find yourself dreaming of a different life, or maybe just a different version of you, of who you could be? I know that I catch myself doing it all the time, and thank goodness! Because what fun would life be without a little imagination?

The trick is to use those daydreams as fuel to push yourself to develop the areas of your life that could use a little jazzing up, whether it be your career, your health and fitness, or anything else you’ve been thinking of changing. And since there’s no time like the present to start turning your dreams for yourself and your life into reality, why don’t we go ahead and get started? In fact, why don’t we do it together. Welcome to The New You Me!

A Little Bit About Myself

My name is Allison Claremont, and one day I woke up and realized that I wanted more – needed more – out of life. I spent my 20’s and the first half of my 30’s working decent paying, but still dead-end,  jobs where I traded my time for a paycheck as most of us do. I didn’t even really think about the fact that I wasn’t building anything for myself or my families future. I was just so caught up in the present, just trying to making everything work, that I had forgotten to keep dreaming, completely caught up in the daily grind.

Unfortunately, I was the biggest obstacle that I needed to overcome in order to create the kind of life that I dreamed about. I was undisciplined and unmotivated, but I had one thing going for me. I believed that I could change and grow as an individual, that I could learn to master my mind and my habits which would allow me to evolve into the woman I imagined I could be. Because of this mindset, I’ve been able to overcome many of my shortcomings and go for it!

Does any of that sound familiar to you? If so, the good news is that it is not too late to do something about it! Once I realized that, I started reading and did some serious soul searching, and what I learned was there is no time like the present! If you are ready to make some positive changes in your life, there is so much opportunity out there to take advantage of. The opportunity to really imagine and design the life you want to live is out there if you are bold enough to go after it!

I Want To Help You Redesign Your Life

Learning to overcome my insecurities and change my bad habits has been such a positive and empowering experience in my life that I want to help others who are looking to reinvent their lives. And while it wasn’t always easy, it wasn’t always that hard either. In fact, once you build up a little momentum, the process of change is actually quite exhilarating, at least for me it was!

And momentum is what I will help you create…because if I can do it, so can you!

The New You Me is Here Inspire You to Dream Again

I created The New You Me to educate and inspire a community of people who are ready to reimagine what is possible in  this life. I hope that by sharing all of the things that have helped me to create a life that I am proud to be living, that I will save you a lot of time and energy in the process!

And if you are thinking of reinventing yourself, I would love to get to know you better! Please don’t be shy, and leave a comment if there is anything you would be interested in reading about in the future here at The New You Me or if you just want to say hello!

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Allison Claremont
TheNewYouMe.com