Heard about some kind of Global Affiliate Zone scam? I’m gonna drop the info you’ve been looking for
I’ve been making money online for a good few years now. But it hasn’t always been that easy.
Actually, right now I’m making real bank with my own Local Lead Generation venture. It’s legit, and I’m gonna tell you more about it in a bit.
But first, I need to drop some info on this OTHER online venture. It’s called Global Affiliate Zone. I like to call it GAZ. But not when my buddy Gaz is around, that gets confusing.
That’s Gaz, not Global Affiliate Zone.
Anyway, a few years back I realized that I had some titanic-sized gaps in my internet marketing knowledge. I knew SOME stuff really well, but I was still missing the basics elsewhere.
I wanted to know more.
I was kinda a bit jealous of my buddy Ken who’d recently got back from Antigua. Not only that, but he’d also just bought a Lambo.
What is it with internet marketers and Lamborghinis? Where’s the Ferrari love? Anyway, at that point, I’d be happy with either.
Ken had his finger in about fifteen different pies. The thing is, he knew so much about internet marketing I didn’t know where to start.
I needed to know more.
Ken was away for a bit so he wasn’t on hand to fill me in on where to get the education he had. He was in the Pacific this time, was hard to reach even online.
But I didn’t think this’d be a problem. You see, there were SO MANY different online training courses out there—I knew that finding a bit more info shouldn’t be too hard.
But where was I gonna start? It’s like when you go for Pizza and there are too many choices. No, not the pineapple one. Eww.
If there were only two pizzas on the menu, I’d be able to choose easily. Just not the pineapple one, right?
Too many pizzas!
And that’s the thing with internet marketing courses. There are SO MANY of them. Some of them sure do look a lot like scams, but I know there’s some valuable info in there somewhere, surely?
Trouble was, Ken was out of reach. My other buddies were more interested in getting yucky and passing out each night. Or staying in and playing Call of Duty. They didn’t know the first thing about internet marketing. Even less than me.
That’s when I heard of Global Affiliate Zone. It looked pretty good. I thought I might need to give it a go.
One of the cool things about Global Affiliate Zone was that it wasn’t as much to join. Some of those other plans cost thousands, and I wasn’t about to drop that much money right away.
However, I soon learned that things weren’t what they seemed with our friend GAZ. It was NOT what I was expecting.
So keep reading my Global Affiliate Zone review to see what went wrong. I’m dropping this info for you so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did.
Global Affiliate Zone Review
Okay, so what I THOUGHT I was getting with Global Affiliate Zone was an online marketing education. It’s marketed A LOT like a course. Something where I could learn general info and set up my own independent venture.
Slowly, I started to realize that this wasn’t exactly how Global Affiliate Zone worked.
I started to see some stones.
Like the Rolling Stones? Stoners?
Stones like you get in a pyramid.
A pyramid scheme.
More on that in a minute.
First, let’s start at the beginning.
A bit like that.
What is Global Affiliate Zone?
Global Affiliate Zone is a network marketing company. Nope, I didn’t really know what that meant at the time either. But I do now, and it’s not great.
Here’s what they say about themselves:
“Global Affiliate Zone is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive coaching and resources regarding online marketing strategies.”
Okay, great. That sounds a lot like a coaching course. It sounds a lot like the sort of thing I was looking for. Except it wasn’t.
Global Affiliate Zone was founded by two guys called Mathieu Jang and Julian Sherman. These guys had been part of the much bigger AWOL Academy that had been getting a fair bit of attention.
Membership for Global Affiliate Zone was pitched at $99 per month. Okay, this still seemed quite high to me. But at least it wasn’t asking for three grand up-front like some of those other courses. I thought I could just sign up for a month and give it a go. If it wasn’t any good, it’s only a hundred bucks, right?
For that, you’re offered a half-hour coaching call with one of their experts, as well as 3-hour mentor training online. This seemed like good value to me, I mean that’s 3 and a half hours of someone else’s time, which is worth the $99 alone.
As well as that, there were also team group chats, access to the Global Affiliate Zone community, weekly workshops, training and tutorial videos, and tools like autoresponders and funnels. Awesome! Right? Well…
I was expecting to see a load of general info and then help picking from a wide range of niches. Something where I could carve my own way, so to speak. Start my own venture. That’s what a lot of these online coaching courses were for.
I slowly started to realize that these guys wanted me to promote THEIR OWN affiliate products, and that all the info was built towards doing just that. Yeah, there was some stuff I could take elsewhere, but practically everything was geared towards being part of the Global Affiliate Zone network.
And what products did they want me to promote? Oh yeah, that same $99 a month membership I just signed up to.
That meant I wasn’t learning how to research niches, pick products and promote a range of other affiliate products. It meant I was paying $99 a month to learn how to convince someone else to sign up for this $99 a month thing.
That sounded A LOT like a pyramid scheme.
You probably thought they were banned, right? I did too.
These days, a lot of them get around it by calling themselves “network marketing” or “Multi-Level Marketing”. I soon learned about that.
The thing is, not EVERY Multi-Level Marketing scheme is always bad. They sometimes get a bad rap, but there’s some reasonable stuff in there.
I tend to think that if the product at the end of the network is of good value, there’s nothing wrong with people networking and marketing it on different commission levels. The problem comes when it’s just a cycle of marketing a product with no real value.
So what about Global Affiliate Zone?
You’re probably wondering what the commission was like. That’s what first got me interested. You get $29.70 for every member you sign up. That’s about a third of the first month. Not bad.
But I was feeling a bit uneasy about trying to convince people to sign up to what I thought was an education course, but turned out to be an education in how to promote this education course. That wasn’t really an education course. Are you still with me? It was like a never-ending circle. Wait, isn’t that like most circles?
So you’ve gotta sign up to the $99 a month thing before you can start making sales. Most other affiliate programs don’t actually make you buy the product before you can promote it.
I also saw some of the smallprint on their site. This shocked me. I regretted not having a closer look BEFORE I signed up.
That’s where I saw the estimate earnings for Global Affiliate Zone. They predict an average return of about $500-$2000 a year. Remember, you’re paying $99 a month which works out as $1188 annually. That means you might not even clear any profits at all. Even if you earn the upper-estimate, that’s about a grand profit for A LOT of work. You’d be better off getting a normal job.
And can you really trust these guys on their estimates, either? I wasn’t sure if I could.
At this point, I felt a little like I’d been scammed. The reality was, I could still make money by convincing OTHER people to join this thing. But then I’d be convincing people to sign up to something like THIS?! I didn’t feel comfortable with that.
And that’s the problem with a lot of these MLM schemes. Once you’ve paid your money, you’re kinda incentivized to keep promoting this stuff even after you’ve realized how bad the product is. Some people might be desperate to make sales, and that’s not great for anyone.
A lot of this is marketed as you promoting a filtration company called Enagic. There are a load of different tiered sales levels. You’ll get more commission the higher up you get. Should I say, higher up the pyramid?
So there is kinda a product at the end of this. Enagic is a legit company. Only this affiliate network promoting them doesn’t seem it. And here’s the thing: You can actually sign up to promote Enagic independently, if you’ve really got a passion for ionization and water filtration. They’ve got their own affiliate system with training, tools, and everything else. Guess what? It’s free. No $99 a month membership, and no convincing people to sign up to another $99 a month membership.
So, it’s a Global Affiliate Zone scam, right?
It’s starting to look a lot like that. Especially when you look at the Global Affiliate Zone Affiliate Demo Walkthrough Video. That’s what I saw before I signed up.
In it, your told how you’re gonna find the best products and services in the course, and loads more is implied. A lot of this didn’t turn out how I thought it would. There’s only one product, and you’ll also be competing with all the other GAZ members to drive traffic from the same channels they mention. The training and pre-made tools are all to help get people involved with GAZ and Enagic.
So is it a scam? I’m starting to think so. If you do a search for Global Affiliate Zone BBB you’ll find some info on the Better Business Bureau. These guys rate all sorts of different companies, from the well-known to the not-so-well-known.
They give Global Affiliate Zone a C-. This isn’t great, I’ve seen better. But I’ve also seen a lot worse. There are some complaints on there, but not too many.
The problem is that the more people you recruit, the harder it’ll actually get for each of them to make money. That’s how diminishing returns works.
When I learned all this, I decided I wasn’t happy promoting any of this stuff. You can decide for yourself if it’s worth it. But I decided it wasn’t. I cancelled. I wasn’t expecting THAT to be easy, but I managed after a bit of calling around. So it cost me $99, but at least that wasn’t TOO much. And at least I hadn’t wasted years trying to promote this stuff before I realized.
When Ken got back from the Pacific, he laughed at me when I told him. He said people had been avoided GAZ for years.
Ken! Why couldn’t you have been around earlier?!
The truth was, I never got that Lambo, OR that Ferrari. Not for a few years, anyway.
Recently, I’ve started doing a lot better online. I’m now making real money. That’s thanks to Local Lead Generation. With it, you own your own slice of digital real estate and can start to get real passive income checks within a month or two. I’ve started getting them, and I’m looking forward to getting more. You should check it out.
Hey, remember way back when you had to use your own phoneline to connect to the internet? And listen to those stupid noises for a few seconds every time it connected?
Those were the days. I remember that too.
The internet sure has come a long way since then. I actually made my first few affiliate marketing bucks back in those days. I like to call them the Wild West days of the internet. It wasn’t ’til I started making bank with my new Local Lead Generation business that I started to love the NEW internet.
There was one other benefit to those old-school internet times. When you were surfing, your phoneline was blocked from annoying cold calls.
Yeah—I know those cold calls have kinda just been replaced by spam emails, but I really used to hate those things.
Since we live in the 21st Century—I’ve got a separate internet connection and phoneline. So I’ve started getting annoyed by those cold calls again. I don’t know why these guys bother.
No, I did NOT have any problems with my computer.
And no, I did NOT recently have a car accident. What is it with these people?
Then one day I got a call. These guys asked me if I’d heard about Team National and if I wanted a place.
I was like: wait… Me?
You want me to join the national team? Awesome!
I know I’d played a bit of basketball in college. But I was never THAT good. I know they’re struggling for players these days. But come on. Surely you don’t want me to play for Team USA?
No Team USA callup for me 🙁
No, they didn’t want me to play any sport for the national team. The USA national team or anyone else. Bummer.
They wanted me to sign up to some sort of sales network. I was gonna make loads of money. Or so they said.
Naturally, I thanked them for their time and hung up. Or, I just hung up.
I don’t get involved with ANYTHING that’s pitched over the phone like that. I don’t even know if it was the guys from Team National itself or someone else who’d got involved with the scheme. As I soon learned, that’s kinda how it works.
So I quickly forgot about Team National. A few months went by when I heard a colleague mention them too. He’d had a similar call, and was taking it a bit more seriously than I did.
I decided I needed to do a bit more research. I didn’t want this guy to lose any money. The more I heard about Team National, the more fishy this “money-making opportunity sounded.”
So if you’re looking for one of the best Team National reviews you can find—then keep reading to see what I found out after a bit more investigation. Check out my Team National review.
Team National Review
The first think you obviously wanna know is what exactly is Team National? That’s what I wanted to know too. The name doesn’t really help much, does it?
So what exactly IS Team National?
Let’s have a look…
So Team National is what they call a “membership savings company”. They offer a range of discounts on regular retail purchases and from a range of different retailers.
To get these discounts, you gotta sign up.
And it ain’t cheap.
$795 for a 2-year membership.
That’s a LOT more than most other discount clubs I’ve seen. You can get tons of different discounts these days for FREE.
But even for the discount schemes you DO have to pay for (like Coscto), we’re talking MUCH lower fees.
So that’s the first thing that jumps out about Team National.
I had a closer look at the actual specific retailers and discounts they were offering—and nothing was particularly groundbreaking. In my opinion.
But wait a minute. I know what you’re thinking.
What about Team National as a money-making opportunity? After all, that’s what you’re here for, right?
Okay, so the real way Team National affiliates make money out of this is by convincing OTHER people to sign up to the discount membership. Team National agents get a cut every time they get someone to sign up to the main offer.
That’s generally how Multi-Level Marketing networks like this work. They’ve taken a lot of flak in recent years. Some people still call them pyramid schemes, which MLM has become a byword for in some quarters.
Personally, I don’t think ALL MLM schemes are pyramid schemes. I don’t think they’re ALL scams. The way I look at is like this: is the actual product (in this case discount membership) ACTUALLY worth it? If it is, then there’s nothing wrong with people marketing it and taking a cut. The problem is, the Team National discount scheme looks a bit scammy. And it’s super-expensive for what you get. That’s where I think there’s a problem when you get highly-motivated (sometimes desperate) salespeople pushing worthless products ONLY for personal gain.
But what about Team National? Where do they fit in all this?
It’s not looking good so far, but we need a bit more detail.
One of the recommended Google searches for Team National is “Team National BBB”.
These guys know their stuff.
I first heard about the Better Business Bureau a while back when I was researching another venture. They’ve normally got the low-down on things.
Let’s be real here, their BBB page isn’t that bad. I’ve seen a LOT worse. They’ve actually got a 5-Star A+ Rating.
There ARE quit a few complaints though. And they don’t look good.
I’ve seen some other Team National complaints elsewhere too. People complaining about not being able to even get any discounts, or simply being charged far too much for stuff that isn’t actually that much value.
One big negative for Team National here is that they only offer a THREE DAY refund policy. That’s hardly any time at all to really evaluate what you’ve just spent money on. What if you’d been working all week and didn’t have time to check until the weekend? It seems like a cut-and-run attempt.
There’s also some noise about pushy salespeople and a lot of hard-sell pitches.
That’s another problem with Team National. They use a few questionable tactics, and these create sales agents that are arguably forced to push pretty hard for the sale. Let’s have a look at them:
Sales agents have to make two sales a year in order to qualify for payouts. That’s already forcing them to make sales before they’ll even get any money. They’ve also gotta pay for things like a starter kit ($55) and more. This puts them out of pocket before things have even started. It looks like another way for Sales National to make even more money off the people who’re SUPPOSED to be helping them make money.
That first sale? You’re not gonna see any commission from it.
So how have the sales agents actually done? Not great.
The income figures aren’t too appetizing. Over 85% of Team National Agents aren’t making any money at all. Average earnings weren’t much more than $600.
What’s the most anyone made as a Team National agent? $5,435. That’s the top earner. Hardly a get-rich-quick scheme. Get poor slowly, more like.
One important thing to remember with Team National is that you don’t ACTUALLY have to buy the discount membership plan yourself in order to become an agent and sell it. That reduces costs a bit. But you might have a hard time selling the product if you don’t even have it yourself. Or maybe not.
So if you DID buy the plan before becoming an agent, the average earnings don’t even cover the cost of it. It looks like barely anyone is even making any money from Team National. Apart from Team National themselves, naturally.
There are other tiers to the sales agent system. Like a pyramid. You’ll get more money if you recruit your own set of sales agents. This is how those pyramid schemes work. It’s not just about getting people to sign up to the discount membership product. That’s the ACTUAL Team National product. It’s also about getting more AGENTS to sign up under you. And who keeps making money from this? Team National. You got it.
Save your money.
Team National Scam—Yes or No?
Okay, to answer this we gotta look at Team National on two levels. Is the discount membership a scam, and is the sales agent scheme a scam? I’m gonna answer both of these questions.
If you want discount stuff, there are much better places to go. Especially with the internet these days. There are plenty of places to get cool discounts for free. There are also discount clubs that are legit and charge WAY less than Team National.
However, it’s gonna be hard for me to outright say that the discount club is a complete scam. There are national retailers on there offering legit discounts. Nobody is running off with your money.
BUT. And that’s a big but…. It’s still a bit scammy. That price. The TWO year plan (WHY?!). And most of all… the refund policy. There’s no reason a legit business like this should be offering a THREE DAY cancellation policy on something that costs so much and is for a two-year membership. It simply doesn’t add up.
Now we come onto Team National as a money-making opportunity for sales agents. I’d say: Steer clear. It’s a bit scammy too.
You don’t get commission straight away. You have to keep making sales to make any money. You’ve gotta pay a fair whack to even be an agent and most of all: barely anyone is making any money with this. Are those enough reasons to NOT wanna join Team National as either a discount member OR a sales agent?! I think so.
Now I don’t wanna rat out the entire Multi-Level Marketing industry. It gets a bad rap already. Many people think ANY MLM scheme is automatically a pyramid scheme. Again, it the product is good at the base of the pyramid, I don’t see a problem with different levels of marketing and agents making money off of it. The problem REALLY starts when the actual thing people are selling is a load of crap, but people are still pushing it anyway.
So what’s my verdict? Steer clear of Team National. It is possible to make a bit of cash, but it’s not easy. You’ll also be promoting a product that simply isn’t that great.
So you’ve read this entire article looking for a money making opportunity, and I’ve told you to avoid one? What next? Easy. You need to try something where you really can make money, and that’s what I’ve been doing with my own Local Lead Generation business. It’s legit, and it’s making me good money for a while now. Check it out.
Don’t quit your day job just YET!…. Ok now you can.
I first told my buddies I was quitting my “real” job because I’d
started making actual money online (thanks mostly to my own Local Lead
Generation hustle)—they thought I was crazy. Really crazy. Almost as
crazy as that time I got thrown out into the street butt-naked (long story).
real reason they were ribbing me was because they were jealous. That’s just
something you’ve gotta get used to if you want to be successful. But then my
bro Tom piped up in the corner—“Is that like that Wealthy Affiliate
was like wait, what? I had to do a double take.
You’ve heard of Wealthy Affiliate?
guys had only just started using smart phones so I was shocked. My boy Rick
doesn’t even know what Uber is. Yet here was Tom name-dropping an IM product.
the thing with Wealthy Affiliate. Almost everyone has heard of it. If
Tom has, you probably have too. But is it actually any good?
decided I need to take a closer look. What is wealthy affiliate? I’m gonna tell
you everything you need to know in this Wealthy Affiliate Review.
Wealthy Affiliate review
I know I said everyone has heard of Wealthy Affiliate. They haven’t, obviously.
But it’s still pretty well-known in internet marketing circles. Especially if
even Tom has heard of it.
that’s the thing. He’d only heard of it. He didn’t really know
you typed “wealthy affiliate review” into Google to get to this
page—you obviously want to know more. So let’s get started.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
start with the claims. What does Wealthy Affiliate think it is?
internet marketing guys tend to oversell a bit. It’s part of their business.
Aim for the stars and be happy when you only reach the moon, right?
yeah… but. People are getting tired of these kind of sales pitches.
Everyone’s seen them before. That’s why I’m gonna cut through the bull with
this review to find out if Wealthy Affiliate works for real people. Real
people like Tom. And real people like you.
Platform Designed For Affiliate Marketers Of All Levels.” Great. That
doesn’t tell us much does it?
I jumped in and signed up to Wealthy Affiliate to see if it really works.
I’ve already made money online—so I’ve got a bit of a head start. But what
about guys like Tom? I decided to try and leave my knowledge at the door and
see if Wealthy Affiliate works for normal people. Because that’s what they
claim. They say it’s great for newbies to the IM game. They say you can build
profitable websites in minutes and start making real money in days. But can
you, can you really?
answer that and all your other questions in this review.
Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
let’s deal with the elephant in the affiliate room first. There are tons of scams
out there, especially in this business. I even fell for a couple when I was
just starting out. I know! Don’t laugh. We all had to start somewhere.
probably one of your first questions when you first hear about making money
with Wealthy Affiliate. is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
I’ve got a definitive answer for you…
Affiliate is not a scam. It’s as legit as they come in this game.
can make money with it. But it isn’t going to be easy.
I see half you guys closing your browser right about now. You WANTED an easy
ride. This isn’t for you. CYA!
now we’ve got rid of those lazy guys—we can get down to business. Wealthy
Affiliate isn’t a scam, but it isn’t a get-rich-quick-scheme either. You gotta
put the work in if you want to make real money online these days. Are you ready
for it? Are you REALLY ready for it?
good news is that Wealthy Affiliate can make things a LOT easier for IM
newbies. There’s a ton of tools, info and coaching. All of it is designed to make
things easier for you guys.
the thing with Wealthy Affiliate. While they SAY they’re for everyone—they’re
not. A Platform For Marketers At All Levels… Yeah Yeah. OK. They’re just
trying to spread their net as far as possible.
reality is—if you know a lot about affiliate marketing already and have
already built a load of successful sites, then this site is NOT for you. But if
you’re just starting out and need someone to hold your hand along the way…
then Wealthy Affiliate does really work.
How much can you make with Wealthy Affiliate?
jump straight into the nitty gritty. You wanna hear about the moolah. Don’t we
4 months I was pulling in $1,000 a month. Great! Right? Sort of…
took a lot of work to get there. I didn’t see anything for the first month. In
fact, I was starting to think about giving up. But it’s only because I know how
things go in this game that I kept persevering. Maybe if you’re really new to
IM you might not stick at it like I did.
it doesn’t come easy. But we lost all those guys wanting a free ride at the
door, right? You knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But you’re still here.
Wealthy Affiliate really does have a ton of info. Almost TOO much.
you can never have too much info. That’s why you need to check out Wealthy
Affiliate University. There’s so much training info you won’t know where to
start. Especially if you’re new. Even I was a little daunted.
can’t really complain about too much info, can you? Start absorbing it and
Wealthy Affiliate University will give you a pretty comprehensive education in
without the frat parties. Bummer.
So is it really just for IM newbies?
think that’s who stands to gain the most. But even I picked up a couple of tips
along the way.
can’t say no to some free info, can you?
up a second.
I just say FREE?!
yeah, I forgot to mention…
can get started at Wealthy Affiliate for NOTHING. Zip. Nada.
less than the price of a… well, anything.
there’s a membership plan with loads more of the good stuff for $49 a month.
Even that’s not much compared to some guys’ courses. But if you’re still living
in a cardboard box or something—you can start learning without paying a
Wealthy Affiliate’s free membership, you’ll get all this good stuff:
· 2 Websites
(enough to get you started).
· Your first
10 lessons. Woo!
· 7 Days of
live 1-on-1 coaching (this was really cool)
· And more,
Wealthy Affiliate is great for all those cheapskates who want to start without
hear this from me: you might need to stump up some change if you really wanna
benefit from Wealthy Affiliate.
first 7 days are great, but that’s not enough if you’re still learning the
affiliate game. And there’s actually loads more useful info in the training
lessons AFTER the first free ones. You’ll also be able to make up to 50
websites instead of just two.
do get 50 searches on the keyword tool with the free plan—but I didn’t really
think this was enough. The $49 a month deal gives you unlimited. It helped me
really start drilling down on some better keywords and niches.
also get loads more support. I actually didn’t find that I needed much, but
maybe that’s because I had a harder time leaving my IM knowledge at the door
than I thought I would. I can’t help having a sponge for a brain.
I thought some of this stuff could really help those who are ACTUALLY new to
internet marketing. And after all, what’s $49 a month in the grand scheme of
I had to throw up about 10 or so sites with Wealthy Affiliate before a couple
of them took off. So if I’d have stuck to the free plan, it might never have
and did I mention that you’ll get double the payouts from the paid membership
affiliate plan? I know right!
Are there any drawbacks to Wealthy Affiliate?
not all good. Wealthy Affiliate is a great knowledgebase with tons of info. I
already tried not to complain about there being TOO much info, but I can’t help
it. It’s quite daunting when you get started.
of Wealthy Affiliate’s biggest pros is the community. But it’s a bit… Let’s
just say unmoderated. They could do with some help there. If you don’t like
sifting through a fair bit of crap to get to the good stuff—it might not be
for you. But there IS plenty of good stuff.
also found it a bit hard to navigate the site, but this is probably down to
personal preference. In other words, I’m picky.
But wait. What about Tom?
Remember our boy Tom? After all—he’d actually HEARD of Wealthy Affiliate.
Don’t ask me how, because he barely even knows how to check his email. I think
one of his roommates was dabbling in a bit of IM to try and pay for weed.
Living the dream, I know.
then I realized. Tom knowing next to nothing about this stuff was actually
huge. That meant we could actually use him as our own little guinea pig for
this review. Instead of affiliate-marketing-pro-expert me checking this out
(and modest)—I could see if it really works for the guys it’s really
aimed at. Guys like Tom.
I called Tom up and reminded him about Wealthy Affiliate. I nearly spat my
coffee out when THIS TIME Tom didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. Come
on, TOM! I’ve been repping you for weeks because you knew what Wealthy
Affiliate was. Go figure.
yeah, right…. Wealthy Affiliate”.
a quick recap got him up to speed. He still didn’t really know what IM was. I
think he thought it was something you get at the hospital.
anyway, all this is good stuff. It made Tom a perfect guinea pig
I cracked the whip and told him I’d double anything he made in a couple of
months. I knew Tom wasn’t that motivated, and I knew he needed to be to make
Wealthy Affiliate a success. So I told him I’d cover his shifts at the bar as
well. He only did 3 a week. Easy. All this for a stupid review? I know right.
You can thank me later.
now Tom was on board. He got cracking. I called him up every couple of days to
check how things were going.
the first couple of weeks… things were going slowly. It took him a while to
get to grips with the basics, but that’s cool. I think you’ll already be
starting from a much better position than Tom did.
he saw how much some other people in Wealthy Affiliate were making, he got a
bit more into it.
He had a bit of a scattergun approach to picking niches, including some stuff
he didn’t have a clue about. But he actually really enjoyed the one-on-one
coaching sessions and live help. All the stuff I thought would be useful for
had a bit of a wobble a few weeks in. He still hadn’t made any money. I was
actually a bit busy with my own projects (and at the bar… yeah), so I wasn’t
really around to give him a kick up the backside.
where the one-on-one coaching (I call it hand-holding) really came into its
own. Some OTHER guy gave Tom a kick up the ass. YES!
he kept at it a bit longer.
actually one of the best things about Wealth Affiliate—the community. There
are plenty of cool guys on it who actually enjoy helping people. They all help
a few days later, I got a call. It was Tom.
was super stoked. Tom got his first sale. It was $30.
doesn’t sound much, but what it meant to Tom was worth far more than the money.
It gave him the energy to carry on.
how did Tom do? He absolutely killed it. After that first sale, things went
from strength to strength.
was starting to dream about taking his laptop (the new one he just paid for) to
the beach somewhere. I think he said something about Maui. His mind was blown
that he could just chill at home and listen to music while making money on the
Tom can do it—you can too.
it’s not gonna be easy.
nearly gave up in the first few weeks. Even I struggled at the start too.
after that, he was hungry for all the IM ideas he could find. Dude was
devouring all the info I could throw at him. He even started paying attention
to this other really cool gig I had going—my own Local Lead Generation
business. That’s where you can actually make some real money. Local Lead
Generation is great, you need to check it out if you’re serious about being
successful in this game.
Affiliate isn’t a scam. But it isn’t a get rich quick scheme either. You gotta
put the work in. But you CAN make money with. And it’s great for those starting
with little or no internet marketing knowledge.
know I’ll recommend Wealthy Affiliate to the rest of my friends. Tom’s actual
brother is trying it now too.