What does Qualified mean to you? To the Wealthy Affiliate members, it is a university degree in Internet marketing using all the skills learned.

Why do I bring this qualified subject up?

First of all, there is a great reason. I have just been chatting with a lady who is well qualified in fact she has after her name a Dr, MBA, MENG and for a job lectures at the University. OK, she has a side hustle as well but understand my point here she is a tad overqualified for a lot of simple jobs.

What qualifications do you have?

Although I have been in business all my life I don’t actually have any formal qualification. I completed a large part of a business degree and went a long way to an accounting degree (Hated It)

I have a few certificates along the way but nothing to hang on the wall until I came to Wealthy Affiliate.

You need to keep working at it.

Take any industry and the rate of change is modest but consistent and last years textbooks will do this year and probably for a few to come.
That was until the power of the internet arrived.
Change is now so rapid that constant attention is needed just to maintain a basic understanding.

This has been to make life easier in so many ways but the rules change so quickly.

I will point out a few things.

Think about advertising, all but a few years ago, mainstream and yellow pages were the go and then along came Webpages.

Throw in email marketing and add to that SMS marketing along the way at least these have stood the test of time.

This led to a massive spend on Adwords to get to the main page in number one spot so people would click.
An industry was born on SEO and is now just a byproduct
Next was Facebook advertising then Instagram and now pixel follows everywhere you go.
If you are not into retargeting you are not in the game.

Then there was Web pages, Blog pages and funnels

How difficult was it to build a web page? We had experts and companies making a heap of money and now you can do your own for pennies.
Oh how times change

I got my certificate to hang on the wall

Yes, I completed the Wealthy affiliate training and received my certificate saying I was fully trained.
Consequently, I went on to the next level to finish training while still in the mood rather than having a break
This is the description of the work. Each lesson came with both audio and visual training and consequently is designed to keep your attention. Furthermore, It comes with a to-do list and free programmes to help you along.
Especially relevant is the free training posted every week updating a new subject.

Online Entrepreneur Certification
5 courses 50 lessons The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training is a 5 phase (50 lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.

From The Wealthy Affiliate training page

No results without effort

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Connect the dots

Let’s face it you need to start the journey and spend the time to get the results, Nothing for free except off course this great training comes to you at zero cost.

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes.
Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community here at WA

 Discover the process of earning revenue online

Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals

 Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches

Choose your starting point NICHE for your business

Build your very OWN niche website

Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress

 A simple and free way of making your site search engine friendly

How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)

 Understanding the keyword research process

Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists

From the Wealthy Affiliate training schedule

Now that would be a great achievement

In addition, you start from little online knowledge and create your own money-making website while competing the Certificate course.

Not confined to affiliate marketing

Finally, I started the journey to promote my own business and used the training to gain a better insight into marketing in the new world.
Same training, same certificate slightly different outcome.

Qualified, are you?

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Peter Hanley


What others had to say

This is a great foundation course on how to get started with an online business. 

Everything is layed out in a simple & easy to understand format. 
There are no upsells, or any other form of forced payment.

Awesome! 10/10


Get ready to take your first steps towards building your own online business. Level 1 is going to help you understand how this whole process works. It will be the base on which you build your business to start earning an income. Work your way through these lessons and ask questions when you get stuck. Strap in, because it’s about to get interesting.

Ive Tried that rated 10/10

This is an excellent course that will take a person from 0 knowledge to an understanding of the basics but I see many people making one simple mistake when doing this course.

I see people getting a few courses into this and then trying to do the rest on their own or by asking questions in live chat. The fact is it’s all here in this training for those that are willing to dig in here and complete the course.

Work through this one step at a time don’t rush through it or skip steps, if it takes you a week to complete one part of it then take a week but don’t skip.

Ty Johnson rated 10/10

Make your own conclusion

In conclusion, we can but lead you to the very best training available right through to a Certificate of completion.

Furthermore, the action is yours to take

Internet marketing training beginners

How about Internet marketing training beginners to help out the new kids wanting to achieve results, here Peter Hanley takes you by the hand and leads you forth

Internet marketing training beginners
The journey

What is Internet marketing and how to get training

Nearly all business marketing is now done on the internet, from emails to Twitter and all in between.

It has been steady growth since about the year 2000 with new products regularly being introduced.
You Tube 

Its a lot to learn and a lot to do

My best advice on Social media

Learn one media in full and practice that before moving on.
I will take you to University for free but it takes time, your time in learning about the internet.

This is not your usual pay on entry and then keep paying. This is entirely free to do the training and the only cost is when you are ready to build websites and make some money

Read the reviews and follow the blogs and pick your training from hundreds of subjects

Pick your training module

Emails are still a product that works as well now as anytime in the past 20 years.
You must, however, follow a few simple rules and in a recent blog, I have gone over this to help you

Further beginner training

I regularly blog on all sorts of small business ideas and internet ways to gather customers for business or Affiliate marketing on the internet.
My site New Business Online has nearly 200 free articles many with giving away products and ideas to quickly elevate your internet experience.

Any new experience requires a commitment in time and sometimes money to learn everything you need to know.

That is why a general overview is good and then select an area in which you wish to excel. It may be Web page building. SEO, one of the Social Media platforms email marketing or even SMS

The University of the Internet

I can not teach you internet in one blog post. What I can do is take you by the hand and keep you from harm’s way.
Ask anyone that knows internet marketing and they will tell you about a list of products bought from the market. $10 products to $5000 products to speak internet. 

Buying training programs is not necessary

I am Guilty. I have files of programs that have taught me little and cost me lots and just about everyone else is in the same boat.

Eventually, I came across one product that had the answers. There is no upfront cost and no upgrade charges until you want to start your own websites.
The most you will ever pay is $49 a month with 50 included websites. 
As I say if you just want the training it costs nothing.
Here is just a sample  of our training
This is about starting your journey and what you need to do. It is written and aural but do both as they do include different elements.

Take a social media option

 You can pick your training from the basic 70 modules that assign you over 207 simple tasks so you really get a hold on what you learn.

Perhaps Web building is your buzz or any of the other elements you can choose but I advise not.
Why? you scream at your computer so I shall tell you.
When I started and because I knew it all I skimmed the course missed the Audio logs and jumped around. 
Eventually, I went back and started from day one and did it properly.

The internet changes regularly so how do you keep up?

I did a recent blog on the changes in just Social media over the past few years and you need to keep up.

At Wealthy affiliate, members are regularly posting training programmes on all sorts of subjects. Where to make money, How to make money changes to websites.

Just recently WordPress the most used website builder did a 360-degree change to building website. It horrified many and there was great resistance to change. So much So WordPress allowed the old method to continue.

Learning WordPress 5 is not difficult. change is difficult for many established players and it will take time. I embrace change because it is generally done with a purpose to better the product.

My point here is that constant learning is necessary because the internet curve is constant.
With this training, you stay ahead of the market and can pass your knowledge to your industry or market

In conclusion on the internet training

You have an advantage starting now, you can learn from the mistakes of others and advance your learning at a far greater rate. 10 years ago half the products were not yet thought off and 10 years time there will be many more.

Internet marketing training with
Wealthy Affiliate

By Peter Hanley a 30+ year small business and internet marketing coach


Affiliate ​programs that pay

Affiliate programs that payAffiliate ​programs that pay

So you want to get rich making a bundle of money online with Affiliate programs that pay.

Here’s how not to do it or don’t make all the mistakes I made with Affiliate programs that pay.

I admit to being an online junkie, Having taken a bundle of courses, some for free some that cost money.

Having invested in a myriad of programs and books to learn all the things you need to know. Having spent hours in online meetings learning new things that will make me RICH.

Having played with Social media and tried many of the current trends like Facebook, Instagram. Twitter Google+ messenger, what’s app and some I can’t remember

Having set up a list building page on a niche that I had an interest in Facebook/katiehan1616 The tail of rescue cats and their activities. We did a calendar last year to sell on the site without success and ended up giving them away. The site now has a couple of thousand followers and I spend a small amount of time once a week on the site. Make money? Heck no but Having and continue to enjoy it.

Unpaid SEO

It also has given me a better understanding of how it all works for paid and unpaid SEO

The main reason I started this journey was to better my understanding of the internet for my daily business interest in Verdi messaging.

Plus, I wanted to make some money. I tried Amazon and Web backup services and a few other things along the way.

I now believe my failing was a lack of focus, trying to do everything and nothing properly.

Things have changed so much on the internet over the past few years and continue to do so at an even more rapid rate. It is very easy to fall behind and lose sight of how it all affects our lives.

Where is it all going?

I am not young anymore, well in birth years anyway and mixing with different age groups and maintaining a level of understanding really helps.

When I check my phone in the morning I need to check Facebook, Instagram, messenger. Read the news online, google email, normal email, weather and footy tips to start the day. All of these have only come into daily use within the past 10 years so it really is a keep up job.

Now if everyone is doing the same, how do we connect to them?

So I wrote a book, well two in fact because everyone needs to be a published author. Have I sold many? Not really but given quite a few away. Shame because they were pretty good.

I wrote the book mainly because my wife beat me to it and wrote her own, and it was good but not for sale.

I had a business website that did not work all that well so I wanted to do it better. My journey was to do it better at a price I was willing to pay. That would have been $1 thousand v $10 thousand a big difference

To do this you need an understanding of what it is all about to get the results you want. A bit like owning a car without an engine looks great but does not go anywhere.

Furter reading; do bloggers make money

Where to next

The terms like Keywords, or SEO plus images and H tags and internal over external links. Pages over posts the list is endless.

I wanted to learn and learn quickly.

Backing up a tad, when I started this journey you really needed to know HTML coding to build a site, a computer language that is a degree on its own to write effectively.

Now you have online stores, page builders and themes, menus and Apps, funnels and blogs and the list goes on.

To get this far Having files of training and how to sheets and lost time in front of a computer.

Then I stumbled on a site that brought me some clarity. Although, it was not instant.

Some clarity

Understanding all this takes time so you need to do it a chunk at a time. How you tackle it depends on what you want to achieve.

You might start with Facebook or Instagram and create a following and that is great for retail businesses.

Perhaps an email list is a way to go as you get your contacts or even an SMS message to all your clients on mobile phones.

All this is great but eventually, it comes back to needing a website, plus, importantly being found on that site.

My site new business online covers many of the parts of the puzzle but everything comes back to proper training.

Importantly it may be training you need today and need to find it easily.

Nothing on the internet today is easy, it is all a learning curve and mistakes cost you time and money.

You should understand what you are doing before you fire away. Or the car has no engine.

Facebook page

Having a Facebook page is great, for family and fiends it is easy to set up and reach your contacts quickly and follow their daily transgressions or happy times. Really good stuff.

Affiliate ​programs that pay

Having a business page is different. You need to develop followers that want to know you, they need to like and trust you and go to your WEBSITE where you can sell to them.

As soon as you get out of play mode it becomes more difficult and often costly to establish your brand. It matters not if it is Facebook or Instagram or any other media you choose you need training.

No time to train, not interested then get someone else to do it for you.

Your customers come to you through the internet, in one way or another to understand the journey.

The world has changed so quickly that to keep up is a constant learning curve.

Training to learn

Every week I do an hour to hour and a half long training session with my group that covers something that you should do to maximize your chances in this brave new world.

Affiliate ​programs that pay

These small ideas build a bigger business for you and are there for all members either free or premium.

An interesting aside is you can change the speed of delivery of the message. Normal speed or 1.5 times voice or even 2 times. My intake is quite quick so I do get sometimes bored with a slow delivery in a lecture, flicking to 1.5 times focuses my attention and keeps me on the song for longer. Another internet gains.

This is really worth a try and available to anyone.

We have talked about Social media, websites, training and the many inputs to your business that you need to know.

I searched for many years for an answer and eventually found it. My problem was I didn’t realize what I had.

Affiliate Income on the web can come from many places,

You can get paid a referral bonus to a site you believe in.

Adsense pays you when people click on an Advert on your page.

You get paid a commission for selling products like Amazon

you link to a site that recognizes your code and pays you.

You promote a product you use and recommend
The commission comes as low as 1-2% up to 40 or 50% or higher. When are selling big buck items this is good.

Monthly income, you get paid every month a share of what is paid. This way you can build up a business.

Further reading; Online business marketing

Affiliate programs that pay

An Example is with Wealthy Affiliate, you get paid approx $24 a month for every paid member you recommend.

So the annual return is $272 a good return.

Does anyone make money at this?

They sure do, the top sellers at WA regularly sell over 300 a year and in fact, earn a trip to Las Vegas when they do.

Several go annually and have for years, You can build a business over time.

Learn what to do before you try what you do. This is the answer.

Affiliate ​programs that pay

Affiliate ​programs that pay

Peter Hanley