The Basics Of Being An Online Entrepreneur

The Basics Of Being An Online Entrepreneur

Are you interested in becoming an online entrepreneur?
If so, let’s take a look at the basics.

Online Entrepreneur Guide (OEG) Vol. 2

It really is easy peasy!

Dan Image

Dan wants to buy a Sports Camera


But which Brand?
What Model?

Dan Needs Recommendations !!!

Dan Turns To The World Wide Web
Researching Social Media, Forums, And Search Engines
About Sports Cameras

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Here Is Where YOU As An AFFILIATE MARKETER Come In !!!

You become an Affiliate for Amazon and/or Walmart.

Amazon and Walmart Logos
Lady Laptop Affiliate Marketing You write a review of a GoPro Hero3: White Edition – (131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing) as a blog on your website using Your Amazon Affiliate Link.
Blog Affiliate Marketing
You make recommendations on other blogs by posting comments on their blogs. You also update social media.
Your Blog, Comments And Recommendations On Social Media Start Showing Up On The Search Engines.
Dan Image Dan Reads Your Blog Review And Decides To Buy the GoPro Hero3. He Clicks On Your Amazon Affiliate Link. Once At Amazon He Not Only Buys The GoPro Hero3: White Edition – (131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing), He Also Buys Accessories.
Money Bag YOU Just Received A Commission For The GoPro Hero3 and the accessories.

YOU Don’t Have To Learn “How” To Do This On Your Own. Wealthy Affiliate Is Here To Help

With World Wide Chat, Blogs, Support, And Tools To Make Knowledge Of Technical “Stuff” Unnecessary.

Pros and Cons of Affiliate Marketing

The Pro’s

Anyone can start affiliate marketing online.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that there is no discrimination. No matter if you are part of “The Silent Generation”, also known as “Depression babies” or “WWII babies,” (people born between 1925-1942), “Baby Boomers” (born between 1946-1964), “Generation X” (after the Baby Boomers, up until the late 1970’s), or “Generation Y” or “The Millennial Generation” (born from the 1980?s to early 2000’s). Someone with absolutely no experience in affiliate marketing can create a real possibility for a lucrative career. The only requirement is an internet connection. Nowadays, even if you do not have an internet connection at home there are many places like libraries a person can go to get an internet connection.

What a person can choose to promote is wide open.

Affiliate Marketing choices are available for almost every interest one might have. This means that YOU can work on something daily you consider interesting – while at the same time making money! You can live where you please and telecommute every day.

Have an Internet connection and a computer, will travel. YOU can market products from anywhere in the world.

The possibility of wealth exists.

Affiliate Marketing is a world-wide possibility. Successful marketers are able to reach literally thousands of different people every month to sell their products or services to.

Once customers start trusting you, the buying of products or services happens 24 X 7. You can start on a minimal budget. If you decided to open a brick-and-mortar selling clothing for example, you would need retail floor-space, employees, and start-up funds; not to mention the fixed cost overhead, a big investment.

Starting an internet business requires buying the equivalent of a store, but it is much cheaper!

The Cons

You will need to learn new skills

Internet marketing requires time to study, learn, and practice new things. If you are not prepared to learn how to make a simple website for example, this may not be the right industry for you. Wealthy Affiliates makes this studying, learning and practicing very easy to do, reducing the learning curve. Wealthy Affiliates also has real time chat for whenever you have questions about the training.

The internet is full of misguided information

Unfortunately, there are many scams offering short-cuts, and all sorts of pie in the sky products. Joining Wealthy Affiliates and sticking with it will reduce getting distracted by this and therefore will mitigate this “Con”.

You will need to spend time daily to grow your business

Contrary to the scams out there, there isn’t an “Easy” button to push. Affiliate Marketing is not hard or difficult there are just a lot of moving pieces one has to learn and implement consistently.

Have you decided whether this is really for you?

If you dread the thought of spending time consistently, or do not like the idea of learning new things then you MAY NOT be right for Affiliate Marketing. Building online wealth takes time, it is not a get rich quick type of thing. If the “cons” listed above DON’T put you off, then I recommend you get started. To learn more about this industry and start turning YOUR ONLINE DREAM into a reality, feel free to visit Wealthy Affiliates. You can even sign up for free to take a test drive



Scott Newkirk

November 17, 2014 at 4:43 am

Hi Susie,

I think this is an excellent explanation of what affiliate marketing is, and I like how you have listed all the benefits that go along with this. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the place where you can be an awesome affiliate marketer by following their step by step training.

Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone here and I look forward to reading your future posts.

Talk to you soon


    November 17, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Wealthy Affiliate. The community here is the part I like the most.

    If I run into questions about the training there is always someone around to help out.


October 16, 2014 at 6:17 am

Easy peasy is right, of course after you learn how it’s all done. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to get trained in this department and I too would recommend it to anyone trying to get started with affiliate marketing or any type of online marketing for that matter. Thanks for sharing Susie.

    Dr Susie

    November 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Yes, the easy peasy part is meant for those who take the time to learn it. Once learned it isn’t all that hard to implement.


October 16, 2014 at 6:05 am

One of the main reasons that I want to work from home is to put an end to the frustration of telecommuting. The petrol hike, car maintenance fee and the time spent stuck on traffic is so disproportionate when you compare to how much effort we put into a day to earn a paycheck. On top of that, our job is not secured.

Working from home – be it affiliate marketing or running an e-commerce site – will certainly help save up some petrol fee and with the excessive money, I can start planning for my retirement instead.

    Dr Susie

    November 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I understand. My commute took one hour each way. So, 2 hours out of the day sitting in traffic. I hated that part.


October 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Hello Susie

You have a very detailed and informative website here. I like how from the get go you have illustrated exactly what affiliate marketing entails and a range of pros and cons. The images also aid in understanding the content.

As as an affiliate marketer myself, I endorse all that you have stated here. I am also a member of Wealthy Affiliate and the training and support I get there is in-depth and user-friendly and can really take you onto the road of success.

Continue the good work and much success to you and your website.


    October 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for leaving this excellent comment.


October 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I use Wealthy Affiiliate myself – quite the best system for building a website, whether an affiliate website or not. Anyone new or with intermediate web skills will benefit.


    October 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm


    Thanks. I totally agree.

Nicole JBN

October 9, 2014 at 7:24 am

Hi there,

great information about Affiliate Marketing and straight to the point.

It’s a great business opportunity and with the right mix of persistence, patience, a strong will to learn something new and the right help and support of like-minded people is all it takes.

Affiliate Marketing can be very rewarding and I highly recommend for everyone interested in this business to check out a community called Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, I’m a member and I don’t recommend this as a testimonial. I recommend this because I know how rewarding it is to be an Affiliate Marketer and have a community full of Affiliate Marketers behind your back, guiding you through every hurdles.

Thanks for the very informational article.

Continued success,


    October 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm


    I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for the comment.


October 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

A great intro to affiliate marketing! Thanks for sharing on the web!


    October 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you for your comment


October 8, 2014 at 2:22 am

Great illustrations! You really made it very easy to understand affiliate marketing. I love the fact that you laid out the cards as far as what to expect, no deceptions.

Wealthy affiliate provides the best and most affordable internet enterprise education. Where else could you learn skills you can use to start or grow your own business? Everyone else seems to only teach skills you need to sell their own products.
Great content. Keep up the good work Susie!


    October 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you for your support. What a great community WA is.

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