As many of you know I have been around the block a few times regarding Internet marketing. It’s only in recent years that I have started to make megabucks. Don’t get me wrong I always made a good living since the day I started which was about 1996 and 1997.
One of the first programs I ever bought was wealthy affiliate’s; that was nearly ten years ago, and I’m still a member today. I also profit from Sarah Staar’s immense knowledge!
As many of you know, I am Sarah Staar’s business manager. That’s team Sarah below, in London at a recent lunch. You would think that I would have started to make big money at the time I met Sarah. Sadly that was not the case; I watched Sarah blossom from a wide-eyed newbie to a switched on totally clued up businessperson up.
All I can say in my defense is that I must have been an idiot! Sarah told me almost everything she knew about driving traffic, she gave her knowledge freely and indiscriminately. I didn’t put into action at the time.
About two years ago, I decided I wanted to earn a lot more money. I set my sights then on $8000 a month. To do that I realized I had to copy exactly what Sarah Staar did. There are some advantages to knowing her personally I knew exactly what she did. First of all I joined the licensed partner team. In my first month, I earned $6125.00. I was happy with this because I didn’t get started until about the third of the month.
The Difference Between Sarah Staar and Wealthy Affiliate.
The Sarah Staar Way
The emphasis of the Sarah Staar way, is getting to the heart of simplicity. Sarah has got no patience with complicated! She keeps things focused and to the point. She believes in paying for her traffic.
That’s not because organic traffic doesn’t work it does but it’s so slow to get results. You do get results but it’s a long-term strategy.
So how much money are we talking about for a campaign?
To be honest not as much as you may think. I start my campaign at $15 a day. I expect to get sales from my thank you page, this happens in one in 12 times. That means one in every 12 people to opt into my list becomes a purchaser immediately.
As you can imagine there are two types of people on a list. There are the freebie seekers, and then there are the buyers. Of?’ course, the buyers are much more profitable.
So I had immediately achieved two things. I have added people to my mailing list. I have also got people who are buyers who are worth much more to my list and to Sarah’s.
Do I need to Build A List to Promote Sarah Staar’s Products?
I choose to build a mailing list but to make Sarah’s licensed partner team plan work you only need to drive traffic to her free offers. Although there is training offered about building your own list very few people do so.
Once I have got them to be on Sarah’s list I forget about them altogether as regards her products.
Today I make over $10,000 a month just by driving traffic to her free offers. I am leveraging both her name and her authority.Why do I need to have a dog and bark myself? Once they are in her sales funnel I leave the selling to her. So it’s a great way to make an income. A passive income which takes a very small amount of time.
If you don’t know what is sales funnel is it is a linear representation of what happens once they have opted into Sarah’s list. As she is selling to them I don’t have to. So this is a perfect way of breaking into Internet marketing if you hate selling or hate the idea of learning how to sell.
You simply don’t have to you let her do it for you. Click here to get started with a series of five free videos explaining internet marketing.
The Wealthy Affiliate Way
Wealthy affiliates is a membership site. It offers free account creation to anyone. You are entitled to be a free member for as long as you like but you only have limited access to the first 10 videos of training.
Many people use it just as a freebie user they never go premium and never pay.
What do you at wealthy affiliate’s?
It’s all about building a blog. You blog about what ever you are passionate about and recommend programs for an affiliate profit.
The downside of this system is that although it works and it undoubtedly does work, people rarely get results before their first four months. Some people take seven or eight months to make a profit.
I will say that everybody takes action does get there in the end.
Sarah Staar versus Wealthy Affiliate’s
Contrast this to Sarah’s approach which is drive traffic to Sarah’s list using a solo ad (full training given) and get results immediately with the sale in your first week.
To be successful, wealthy affiliate’s you need to learn how to build a blog. To be fair everything I learned about WordPress I learned at Wealthy Affiliates. If that is the route you want to go down, it is the finest training on the Internet without a doubt.
The traffic is based on organic traffic which is advertised as free traffic. It is very true you do not pay for organic traffic in terms of money. However, it is a fallacy to say that any traffic method is free. You either pay dearly in time or money!
Don’t get me wrong I use plenty of free traffic techniques. My favorite traffic technique of all times is free. I love forum marketing, but it does take a chunk out of my week. However, the conversion rates are excellent.
These days I prefer faster results. I also prefer higher returns. Sarah’s highest price offer the $10,000 product. I can earn 50% with this and usually sell one a month.
On the other hand, wealthy affiliate’s highest offer is an annual premium membership which works out at around $300.
There is no contest as to which I would rather earn.
I am still a member at Wealthy Affiliate’s and always will be because the community is fantastic. During the years I have watched some of the greatest Alumnae in Internet marketing of all time walk through its doors. I have made some great friends some of whom will be lifelong friends.
If you want to build your own blog and make your living from niche sites can’t get finer training.