Investing in Personal Education 2018

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There may be no better opportunity for investment than investing in yourself in 2018. This doesn’t mean buying material goods for yourself to feel good, this means making a legitimate investment in yourself that will eventually better your overall life and ideally generate a significant amount of revenue for you in the future.

What is this investment you ask? Personal education.

You may be wondering what sort of personal education could offer this sort of return on investment or ROI.

No, it’s not another $40,000 college degree from an overrated institution.

It’s also not paying some “guru” to teach you  about his hot new Multi-Level Marketing Scam.

This type of personal education provides a foundation needed to found a successful online business that can actually provide real results and real income over time.

This is not a get rich quick scheme so if you are planning to make $500,000 overnight you aren’t planning to invest in yourself, you are looking for the next best gambling opportunity.

Many people that run websites just like this one, and write articles just like this one are making money every time you click on one of the links within the article. This is called Affiliate Marketing and is what drives the online economy.

Many websites would not be able to stay afloat and many people would not be willing to put in the time and effort needed to educate people online if they were not compensated to do so.

This may seem like a complicated thing to do.

You may not know anything about web development, authoring quality content, finding a niche, converting ads, making sales, finding leads and opportunities, or anything about online business and affiliate marketing.

That’s why I’ve written this article. I want to share with you the wonderful platform that allowed me to build this site, market online, and generate a passive revenue.

The Wealthy Affiliate platform is a personal education platform that I have reviewed in detail multiple times as my experience with the platform progresses.

When I first began with Wealthy Affiliate I had limited experience with HTML, I didn’t know how to develop a website, I didn’t understand how people made money when you clicked their links, and I also didn’t realize that almost everyone pushing any product online is actually making money doing so.

When I used to purchase items online and read countless reviews prior to doing so, I didn’t realize that the folks reviewing the products were actually making commissions up to 60% of the sales price of the item or digital content.

I don’t know about you, but I quickly realized that 60% of a $250 product sold one time is a decent amount of money. I also quickly realized that if I were to convert a sale for this product 5-10 times a day I could easily make over $1,000 a day.

However, I didn’t know how to become an affiliate marketer. Furthermore, I didn’t understand how to become a successful affiliate marketer.

So what did I do? I invested in my own personal education.

You might think that I invested some substantial amount of money or that my startup costs were out of control. That’s not true at all. I actually started for free to learn and understand the basics. You can do the same thing.

Through Wealthy Affiliate’s many different video courses, step by step Affiliate Bootcamp and Certification Courses, I have been able to successfully develop multiple online business generating consistent monthly revenue. Can you imagine making $100 extra dollars a month for a side hustle? What about $10,000?

Anything is possible if you follow this education course, do your due diligence, and commit your extra time in a week to really developing your online marketing skills. Wealthy Affiliate covers everything you need to know from buying a domain, to PPC advertisements and converting sales.

The best part about the entire self education program is that you can easily choose how quickly you want to move through the coursework. If you are a dedicated, motivated individual and you are willing to put in the work to educated yourself there is absolutely no reason you cannot be posting your own testimonials just like this one in under a year.

So how much do you need to invest in this personal education?

Absolutely nothing to start. You can learn all you need to found a website, register a free domain, and start writing content right now.

Once you get rolling, you can then branch into the premium area of Wealthy Affiliate where you will get additional access that allows you to learn and understand fully the affiliate side of things. Check out the membership options below:

Kyle and Carson, the founders of WA, are extremely helpful, constantly offering trainings and updates to their older trainings to stay consistent with the current affiliate market.

People within the community offer free advice as fast as you can ask for it.

The founders at WA have a proven track record and have managed to build their affiliate platform to over 800,000 users. Even if you don’t believe what I’ve outlined here, check out what they’ve done over at WA for yourself.

How long will it take to pay you back?

This is 100% dependent upon your level of dedication and work ethic. Many people can go 6 months to 1 year without really writing content and building an authority site. These are the people that will not generate revenue over that period of time.

Then there are people who will author quality, creative content over their first 6 months to 1 year and they will see results. Results may differ drastically, but if you follow the trainings and continue to educate yourself you will easily be able to earn a steady income from affiliate marketing. All from the comfort of your home on your laptop.

I invested in the yearly premium membership for $359 after just two months of paying $49. This saved me 39% over the course of the year.

My initial total investment was $457 and I have been paid back thirty times over in just over a year and a half ($13,710). You can easily make the same happen with the right amount of time and effort.

So you’re not convinced about the WA platform because maybe you don’t really understand what it is you will learn. Well let’s outline that:

What will you learn?

  • You’ll learn how to setup a domain and start a website
  • You’ll learn how to choose a niche market
  • You’ll learn how to find sources for affiliate marketing
  • You’ll learn what products sell, and what products don’t
  • You’ll learn how to market these products, and your website on social media
  • You’ll learn how to become an authority site on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and any other search engines that may exist
  • You’ll learn how PPC advertisement works, Google AdWords, Analytics
  • You’ll learn how to find high commission opportunities
  • You’ll learn how to market Wealthy Affiliate
  • You’ll learn what the most dominant affiliate marketers on the internet are doing to be successful

Just how much can affiliate marketers make?

Well, don’t just take it from me and the income I have generated thus far. Check out what some other affiliate marketers have been able to make happen with Wealthy Affiliate:

  1. ericcantu
  2. Joph
  3. dougbeney
  4. Hari S Nair
  5. And a more unconventional JoyNelson selling her own product.

If you’re still not convinced, I highly suggest signing up for free, giving it a shot, and learning more about the community on your own. If then you aren’t interested, come back here and let me know why. But I am confident you will love WA just as much as I do.

Have your own experience with Wealthy Affiliate? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! Any additional questions? Feel free to leave those in the comments as well and I will personally respond.

One last note… you should never be required to pay for a product you market!

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18 thoughts on “Investing in Personal Education 2018”

  1. This is a great article about investing in yourself. Educating yourself is always the best investment you can make and the only cost is your time and effort. Your zeal about WA is clear, as is mine. It is the best place, by far, to learn about internet marketing without spending and arm and a leg. I love it here as well.
    Great job and keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Curtis,

      Glad you enjoyed the article. It’s always nice to hear that other WA members have seen great success as well. The price point can’t be beat either. Thanks for the positive feedback here. You’re doing great at WA, keep up the good work as well and I know you’ll crush it. You’ve got awesome work ethic.


  2. Hi Dalton,
    I loved all the information you provided in your article. I have a couple of those degrees that you talked about yet I find myself still looking for something that is “the right fit”. I only started WA less than a month ago and I have found everything you stated to be true. I’ve learned so much that I didn’t know even a month ago about wordpress, writing great content, keywords, and affiliate marketing. Thanks for reassuring me that to invest in WA was a good move!

    1. Hi Lynne,

      Thanks for writing! It’s funny, I actually have a couple of those degrees also. I don’t think I need another one at this point but I never want to stop learning! Glad you are finding your “right fit” at WA. It is definitely a great fit for me and if you keep up the good work the months will fly by, revenue will start coming in. Keep up the learning. Wealthy Affiliate really will teach you everything you need to know. Stoked that I could help you with the reassurance but I bet the community speaks for itself over time.

      Have a great weekend!

  3. Great article. Thank you for mentioning Wealthy Affiliate and I think I need to elaborate on what you said.

    The number one reason WHY I joined WA was the fact that everything was under one roof and there were no hidden costs. You can actually create a legitimate online business that you own, yourself. Other systems just want you to promote them and grow their own business, making the owners richer.

    You have done a good job with this article so well done brother. I’ll be back for more 🙂

    1. Brandon,

      It’s so nice to hear from a fellow Wealthy Affiliate member and I’m glad you stopped in to offer your own insight. I agree 150% that it really is the best platform for creating your own business that you own. You definitely can’t beat the fact that there are no hidden costs as many other “marketing platforms” will nickel and dime you to death making profitability uncommon.

      Thanks for the kind words Brandon! Hopefully WA brings you all the joy and freedom that I have experienced!

  4. I have been interested in ways to make money online, but don’t really know where to start. Affiliate marketing is a foreign concept, but I am doing some research on the topic. I never realized this kind of thing existed. The more I read articles like this, the more I am intrigued.

    What about someone like me who has no experience building an online business? I know you said that you had limited knowledge of HTML, but I have zero, zip, nothing. Can I do this? I would be starting out completely new and out of my comfort zone. Maybe this is the push that I need. You said it is possible to sign up for free. Is there a trial period?

    Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to hear back from you.

    1. Hey Steve!

      Thanks for visiting. It’s really tough to make money online these days if you don’t have the proper information to do so. With all the latest “gurus” out there promoting some new hot scam it’s tough to keep real educational systems separate from those that are junk.

      Glad you’re intrigued about Wealthy Affiliate as it is the real deal. If you have absolutely no experience you can do the same thing I’ve done here. I actually host my sites through WA which comes with the premium option (for your own unique domain). I love it because I don’t have to do any HTML coding within WordPress and everything is super straightforward and outlined within the WA Certification Courses. You can most certainly be just as successful starting out with zero knowledge. There is no trial period. You can carry on for free as long as you enjoy the platform. I know, however, you’ll immediately want access to more.

      Thank you for reading and commenting, sounds like you’re on the right path as you seem very motivated to get started!


  5. Hi Dalton,
    Thanks for a great post. You’re so right. A few months ago I had an epiphany that I had been doing what I had been doing, focusing on being a good counselor, and that’s where I stayed. Which worked for a while, but I hadn’t challenged myself to focus on something else that I could make the money I’m looking for. My lesson has been if you keep focusing on what you’ve been focusing on, you’ll get the same returns. So I decided to focus on something entirely different from counselling to internet marketing and I’ve enjoyed every moment. I found Wealthy Affiliate and have learnt so much. I can’t imagine doing anything else. It certainly beats sitting around watching tv! Thanks for a great post.

    1. Kathleen, you make some awesome points about complacency and seeing the same results you’ve always seen. If you never take action you’ll never see the results of those actions!

      I’m glad that you are now giving a fair amount of your time to internet marketing. It’s such a rapidly growing space and is only getting bigger. Once you build that authority site you should have absolutely no problems generating a significant revenue.

      Wealthy Affiliate teaches you everything you need to know in order to get started, too. I’m glad you stumbled upon WA and I hope that it brings you just as much success as it has me. It’s amazing how much time I’ve diverted from Netflix and Hulu to writing content and managing my websites. Couldn’t have imagined all this just a couple short years ago!

      Thanks for reading once again, glad you enjoyed the article. Keep up the good work!

  6. This is a great article, you should make an ad about it . I’m quit sure that many people will relate to your article , having the same pain points and struggles.

    And you really give them the opportunity to become part of a greater community and giving them a solution in the same timeframe. 🙂

    Thank you for the awesome read ; well worth my time.

    1. Hey Kevin,

      Thanks for reading. Nice to hear that it was beneficial for you to read. Maybe I’ll promote this one, that’s a good point. The community at WA really is amazing and I’m glad you seem to be enjoying it as well. If you relate, I am willing to bet others will also.

      Have an excellent weekend!

  7. Wow! I love this article!! This is among the list of useful articles I have read so far this year. Investing in personal education pays the most dividend. If you put your money in the bank anything can happen to it, if you keep it at home it can be stolen BUT if you empty your purse -money- in your brain no one can take it from you. I like the way you pointed out that “This type of personal education provides a foundation needed to found a successful online business that can actually provide real results and real income over time.”
    I have been enjoying the training offered at Wealthy Affiliate which is really paying me good dividend today. I encourage folks out there to take advantage of the useful advice in this article because the results that will follow will amaze you.

    1. Hey Ben!

      Thanks for stopping in and reading. Glad it made your list! It’s still early in the year so maybe I can write some more that will land up there too.

      I agree that noone can take your knowledge.. This is an EXCELLENT point.
      Glad you’re enjoying the WA training as well. You should be kicking tail at this point with your own website.
      Thanks for the encouragement. I’m glad I can push people to pursue a profitable online business. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Maurice,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you have found Wealthy Affiliate to be a rewarding platform and great place to start your own site. That’s one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while. “start living, stop existing”. Maybe a new slogan!

  8. Hi Dalton, I couldn’t agree more. There is nothing more empowering than personal development. Everything we learn cannot be taken away from us and requires no age to apply. I have jumped in to see what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer in terms of this and I wasn’t disappointed. The amount of learning, which I put into practice from day one and as I go over the course, is exceptional knowing that with consistency, which is up to us individually, success is just a matter of time. Great article. Keep it up!

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you have gotten value out of your Wealthy Affiliate experience. As long as you continue to take the trainings and act upon them I’m certain you’ll see great success at WA. It seems you have the proper work ethic and drive to make something big happen online. Keep up the good work and thanks again for the kind words!


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