The Cash Diaries

My experiments in passive income, trading and life

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My WealthyAffiliate Review. Should you even bother joining?

WealthyAffiliate reviewI make a good amount of money each month from affiliate marketing.  It’s an important part of my passive income strategy.  So I’m always on the lookout to improve my skills.  I was referred to Wealthy Affiliate by a good IM friend of mine and thought I would join and try it out.

What is Wealthy Affiliate

The main focus of Wealthy Affiliate is a step by step course in building a profitable affiliate website.    The first course is completely free.  So you can register and see if it’s something that will help you without needing to commit any funds to it.

The Content

The first course focuses on the basics.  I didn’t find it that useful.  There wasn’t anything I didn’t know.  If you regularly read IM blogs and build your own sites like I do, this won’t be news to you.  If you haven’t built a websites before that gets traffic, then you might find this useful.

The second course is where things get more interesting.  You start learning about traffic and how to get it.  The next three courses continue on this theme.  Basically how to optimize, get social media exposure and generate income.

My Thoughts

I paid the $19 for premium membership which gave me access to all the content as well as some other extras.  I like the community aspect – you can create a profile and interact with other internet marketers.    There are also some tools that are included, although none that I think are good enough to replace the ones I currently use.

There was no content that I thought “oh my god this idea is amazing, I’ve got to try that”.  It was really just the same basics I’ve seen before.  No clever “tricks of the trade”.  That was disappointing.

In Conclusion

If you have a website that is currently generating some affiliate income, you probably already know what most of the content is about.  If you have a website and have been struggling to generate any commissions, then you probably will find this useful.

Besides, you can sign up for free and try it out.  So should you bother signing up…. sure.

You Should Read: Choose Yourself

I try and do a little bit of reading everyday.  I thought I might share some of my favorite books here on the blog in this new weekly section: You Should Read.

This book took me a while to read.  Not because it was difficult.  And not because the subj51htpzlPNQL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_ect material required a lot of pondering.  This book just motivated me like crazy.

Choose Yourself by James Altucher is about rethinking the traditional life path.  You know, the one where you go to school, get into college, get a job, get married, etc etc.    The individual, armed with an ever expanding array of tools, can achieve so much without needing a fancy college degree or years of experience.  This book will change the way you think.  Literally – there are countless thought exercises.  I don’t agree with everything in the book, but for the most part the advice is very solid.  Is this a self help book?  Oh god I hope not.  But you will gain new perspectives and hopefully start actually achieving your goals.  and by the way, after reading the book, you may have a new idea of what your goals actually are.

Highly recommended.

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