When you get stuck!

When you get stuck one of the most frustrating things that you can find in a business is how to get answers. Do you get stuck along with everybody else.   Where do you go to find the answers quickly.

When you get stuck it can be incredibly. frustrating in any business particularly Affiliate Marketing.
Ask anybody, they all know the answers.
So why are many of the answers different?

You can try a Google search,
You can try a virtual assistant,
You can try the help desk
You can even look for the answers in the Comments section.

When you get stuck you want the correct answers, not somebody’s idea of what they think the answer should be.
Whatever your business, you need accurate answers. Getting the wrong information can literally lead you up the garden path.
That’s called time and money.

At one time I was involved in specialized investment real estate; the only place to get answers was from the boss.  If he was not available I was stuck.
You could ask a work mate and maybe you will get the correct answer, as long as he doesn’t have some other agenda, like trying to get a promotion.

Just today I was trying to figure out speech recognition for MS Word, I tried several links on Google, they sounded plausible, I just couldn’t get them to work.  So I asked an associate in my current business, and his answer was so simple. Hit the Windows key and the H key at the same time.

Having somebody there to answer your questions when you get stuck can save you hours of time and frustration.
In developing an online business, wouldn’t it be great to get answers to any challenge, anytime you got stuck.  And to have those answers provided quickly and accurately.
After a two year search, I have found only one such group.
It’s called Wealthy Affiliates.

Let me explain why at Wealthy Affiliates, you will never again be put in a situation where you get stuck.
The training right from the start takes you step by step, through the complete process of Affiliate/Online Marketing. The training is broken down into individual Lessons (makes them index-able, means you can find them any time you want) and they are provided in three formats, written text, complete with a video presentation and a set of exercises.

I had a job teaching adults how to teach skills.
There are only three basic steps in learning a skill;

  1. Explanation (Text)
  2. Demonstration (Video)
  3. Practice (Exercises)

I was teaching Air Traffic Controllers, Firemen and Flight Service Personnel. The skills they were going to teach their new recruits had the lives of hundreds of passengers at stake. They had to master the skills by the end of a 3 week training course. No room for error.

These 3 basic steps apply to anybody teaching a skill.
Wealthy Affiliates is the perfect training system. From the very first Lesson you will get answers to questions you have not even thought of.
The training is complete, nothing has been left out. Nothing you have to pay extra for. You can work through the lessons at your own pace, so this will fit whatever your personal situation may be.

Each lesson has all the details explained fully. Like the steps outlined above in learning a skill, all the lessons at Wealthy Affiliates are in text format, complete with a video presentation and then some practical exercises. You take the skills you are learning and apply them to building your website to make money.  This is the ultimate in a practical exercise, showing yourself that you have learned the new skill.

Even with my kids, when I was trying to teach them a new skill I would explain the skill, show them how to do it, and then have them do it for themselves. It works with any skill.
You’ll quickly learn that new skill with ease and be the master of it forever.

Wealthy affiliates immediately captured my attention with their magnificent training program.

It doesn’t matter how much you pay to learn affiliate/online marketing you will not find anything comparable to Wealthy Affiliates.
You can even spend thousands of dollars and you will never learn the skills you need to be successful at affiliate marketing.

Really, so how good is this training?
Wealthy Affiliates allows you to join for FREE,
work all the way through the initial training for FREE,
build yourself a website for FREE,
in a niche you like and have it hosted on the web for FREE.
They impose no time limits and allow you to work at your own pace.
And it really is FREE,
no credit card, no address, just a name and email address.

There are only two levels of Membership available.  The STARTER Level and the PREMIUM Level.
The differences can be seen in the chart below:

You have the opportunity to join Wealthy Affiliates either as a

Why would you consider becoming a Premium Member.
Check out the drop down menu items in this link and see what you get
You can save even more with an annual membership.

YOU have nothing to lose, JOIN NOW and see what you get as a Premium Member..

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below


How Things Change

How Things Change

Most of us would like to see the future and see how things change for us. If there was a way of changing your life when you knew how things change, wouldn’t it be great. If only we  could change our lives as we went. Obviously this just doesn’t happen. Maybe as an alternative we could learn from the experience of others. Here’s an experience you may relate to.

It’s a “long” summary of me and How Things Change in  my life.
Sorry it’s so long, but I am OLD in years but young at heart.

When I was a young teenager, about half a century ago, I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life?

When I spoke to my parents, and their friends and others I respected, I believed I would get some direction and good advice. Mostly they advised me to get a government job, keep my nose clean and retire at age 65. Then I could live happily ever after.

You will probably have had a similar conversation if you were brought up in the 60’s and early 70’s. Back then I was 17 and just out of school, I could actually imagine getting that wonderful job I would enjoy all of my working life.

So this was the way my thinking was colored as I moved through my teenage years into early adulthood.

When I started looking for that perfect JOB, they were relatively easy to find. My dream job was to become an Air Traffic Controller. I even got a Private Pilots License to give me a better chance of success. Went through a rigorous selection process, several interviews, psychological tests, and a medical. Passed everything until I got to the color blindness test.

Never knew I was red-green color blind until that day. This was the end of my dreams of becoming an Air Traffic Controller. As a consellation prize the recruiters offered me a job in the Department Of Civil Aviation.

There really should be an “Oh, how things change!” in here.

Not having any back-up plan, I ended up by default in the Australian Commonwealth Government in a pretty cushy position of Contracts Officer. It paid well, so I thought, as I had nothing to compare it with apart from a couple of part-time jobs working in my dad’s garages.

how things change

I got married. We had two incomes, so we now had more money.

However, there were also more demands on that money, I had 2 mouths to feed, rent to pay on an apartment, we needed a second car and we had to save to buy a house. Very quickly we found we needed more money,
I started another part-time job. That was three incomes.

With the thinking I had instilled into me, I was supposed to accept our situation and just keep working hard and eventually everything would turn out okay.

Well it didn’t work out okay. The house we could afford was not in the area we wanted, but in an area our incomes could afford. The schools weren’t what we wanted, the only positive here was we wouldn’t have high school fees. It wasn’t close to our parents or our friends. This exercise of getting the wrong house took 3 years.

how things change

Soon we had three mouths to feed, then 4, then 5 and finally 6.

Australian type food.

We decided to put a stop to the family expansion.

Well the “job” in fact any job, just wasn’t going to be the forever income for our growing family. I still had a second job but we needed to do something different.

Our real search for an income and the lifestyle we dreamed of, had now begun.

Firstly it was MLM, and that lasted for many years. It gave us a respectable income, but we needed more. So I went out and got another JOB, selling on commission only. I went from one sales job to another looking for the “right” job, thinking it would be like the ideal government job. It became clear, I needed to work for myself to create a future for my family. It had to be a business of our own, where the income would eventually come from residual sales.

There were lots of positions offering the possibility of a residual income. I sold insurance, personal development programs, investment programs, real estate investment programs; you name it, I probably sold it. Not bad for a Contracts Officer.

This did give us a better lifestyle. We travelled overseas many times, had nice cars, moved house to an upscale suburb on the opposite side of town, sent the kids to a private college. This was over a period of about 20 years. It was a lot of hard work and we could never seem to relax. Lots of weekend work and many nights not at home. So maybe calling it a good lifestyle was not exactly true.

how things change

Then the internet was born, but it was very new. I liked the concept and bought one of the very first Apple Computers thinking this was the way of the future.

I even tried building a computer, not even understanding it needed special “software” to run the thing. We were still looking for the business that would put us on easy street. I was always trying something new that might work.

We now had two businesses rather than two jobs. All that meant was we worked a lot harder, and a lot longer.

Eventually it put a strain on our marriage which caused more financial problems and that finally led to divorce.

how things change

Our MLM business was still going and that did help with the finances. It also occurred to me that even after a few years with very little effort it still produced an income. With the divorce so went the MLM business.

I wanted to find a way to get an income that would go on forever, because some day I would have to stop working.. That day was getting closer and closer.

The computer seemed to be the answer. Not understanding how to make money online, one day while playing around, I met a lady online. Her name was Michelle and she only lived 10,098 miles away.

We typed conversations (no video back then) for about 6 months and eventually I went to meet her. Did I mention I was an Australian and Michelle lived in Florida?

In just a week Michelle and I decided we would come back and live together in Australia.

how things change

I still had my job as a sales manager for a Real Estate Investment company and had quite a respectable income. It was commission only.

We got married, bought a beautiful Great Dane Puppy who we called Abbey, and life was good for a few years. Then one day we got a call from Michelle’s mum. She had some serious challenges and needed us to come home to Pennsylvania to look after her. We sold up most of what we had accumulated including a Mercedes that I really loved, packed up everything else and shipped it to America. When we got to California, Abbey had such a bad trip on the plane; instead of flying to Pennsylvania, we hired a car in Los Angeles and drove the rest of the way to Meadville, Pennsylvania.

how are things going to change for you?

Can you see any pattern in my story?
Can you see how I needed to change my life.

Lots of plans, lots of dreams, that don’t go the way you expect.

How much control do we actually have over our lives.

If you look at your life, have you had similar things happen to you?

Things that take you away from your dreams and aspirations.

As a Contracts Officer, did I ever for one moment think I would eventually be living in America, with a wife that came from Florida? Talk about changing my life!

how things change

Where we live in Pennsylvania, there is no Investment Real Estate opportunities to make money.

Michelle and her Mum had always wanted a thrift store.

So Everybody’s Store was born.

Michelle & I built this store from scratch. We ran the business for 9 years and never bought any stock. We gave back to the community and in turn they supported us with their purchases and donations.

how things change

Four years after we arrived in America, we lost Michelle’s mum. This resulted in a 2 year Court Case. A very traumatic time in our lives.

There were a couple of other jobs with relatively good income, and it was at this point I started to look at the computer again.

I found affiliate marketing, but didn’t have a clue on how to even get started. The idea of running a computer business died.

how things change

I was born with a bicuspid heart valve and In 2013, I needed a heart valve replacement, a new aortic valve, a new ascending aorta and three bypasses to put it all together. After that I had 2 strokes which thankfully had no lasting effects and then 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Cancer. I’ll post about this cancer at a later time as it has been life changing for us. I have not had Chemo, Surgery or Radiation, all the treatment has been done with diet. This is a message I do want to pass on as it can help save countless lives.

how things change

Between 2013 and 2015 we got involved with a number of affiliate marketing groups that cost us several thousand dollars for the experience. The only one that didn’t cost anything was Wealthy Affiliates. But we knew anything that is free wouldn’t be any good. So we disregarded it.

Back to searching for a job. Tried several but couldn’t find anything with a residual income,

only jobs that paid just enough to keep the wolf from the door.
Now it is August 2018, and back to the computer, we came across Wealthy Affiliates. We thought we’d better sign up and give it a try since it was free.
To our surprise we were ALREADY members, and had been since June 2015.

We’re here today to tell you how great this business is.
WA waited for us to catch up.

To see why we are so passionate about Wealthy Affiliates follow this link, become a free member and take a look at what you get for free. Changing my life, made all the difference.

Your personal journey will be incredible. How things change for you will determine your grit and will probably change your life.

Rob & Michelle

First Rule Of Success-JUMP

First Rule Of Success


Life is like a mud puddle
Brown, murky beckoning
Innocently waiting for you
Wet, cool daring,
You will never pass a puddle again
Always remembering that SPLASH


We all start as beginners, and we need to learn the

 First Rule Of Success -JUMP!

It’s where we finish that’s going to count.

Our story is one of trial and error, mostly error when we first started.We looked at all the free and low cost solutions to making money on the internet.

We didn’t have much money.
When we Googled “how to make money online”, there were plenty answers out there, however most of them were just wanting to take our money. All the programs we looked at always had something left out of their “how to” programs. We didn’t realize this until much later when we fully understood what was needed to make money online. The things that were left out were things that made a big difference to success or failure.
We got ourselves in a position where we needed to make some money to pay our bills.

We were the ones that had more month than money.

First Rule Of Success needs to be simple to understand.  At least it was for us, we needed to be taken one step at a time (baby steps)and be given the time to understand each step.

Many of the systems we’d looked at, kept pushing for additional courses, webinars, add-ons’ that cost even more money than the original program. We found these all ended up as being distractions from the main purpose of building a website and making money. They wanted more and more of our hard earned money.
After spending lots of our money on personal coaching programs, video training, audio training and many other ways, that would promise you the world while they are taking your money. The price points that we paid on these types of training were, $2,500, $499.00, $249.00, $97.00 and lots of other low cost programs.
You can be fooled by these expensive, “all inclusive” deals as they make it sound so easy that nobody could possibly fail.
Well, as a warning, we found they were not all milk and honey, and yes we did get involved, spent $2,500 and still did not succeed.
We really tried working hard, spending hours thinking that was the answer to making money online, by following their stupid systems.

Eventually we had to take on a regular job to pay the bills. Going back to a JOB, (Just Over Broke), was a mind numbing experience.We kept looking for an answer. We wanted an independent lifestyle and the money to support it.

I don’t know how we found it but searching the internet one day we did come across Wealthy Affiliates.

Our biggest personal challenge was Wealthy Affiliate’s claim that you can join for free. Our experience told us it cannot be worth anything if it was free. There must be a catch.
Hey, all they wanted was an email address, no money, no credit card, no address. In return, they would supply the know how and all the things you needed to get started with your own online business. Not only do they offer training, support and coaching, they also provide the essential tools needed for running an online business.

What did we have to lose, we put in our email address and away we went again not expecting too much…..it was free.
Well, as we got involved we saw that there are thousands of members that are making money and are prepared to help you do the same. Lots of advice when you ask for it and encouragement….all free. This was almost too good to be true. The First Rule Of Success – JUMP.  Especially when it’s FREE.

A huge amount of knowledge and the hosting platform to make it happen. Here are just some of the titles of the Bootcamp Training Courses:

Bootcamp Course #1 – Getting Your Business Rolling
Bootcamp Course #2 – Content, Keywords and Conversions
Bootcamp Course #3 – Giving Your Site Social Value
Bootcamp Course #4 – Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media.
Bootcamp Course #5 – Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Referrals
Bootcamp Course #6 – Bing, Yahoo, & The Power of PPC
Bootcamp Course #7 – How to Scale Successful PPC

Apart from the free level of membership within Wealthy Affiliates there are only 2 levels of membership, Starter and Premium. Here is a comparison;

Join Wealthy Affiliates NOW ! It’s FREE

This is definitely the Best Affiliate Training in the World
Follow step-by-step video based training on how to build an incredibly successful business.

There is no other community like Wealthy Affiliate in the world.

First Rule Of Success – JUMP

Join NOW!!

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”

Use it wisely


Know exactly what the Customer wants

Ever feel like you are searching, searching, searching,  looking for the answer to your problem.

So what is your problem. Buying a new car, trading in your old cell phone on a new one, renting an apartment or buying another house. Deciding what to have for dinner or buying that special article of clothing, whatever it may be you know exactly what YOU want, it’s just finding it. Sometimes it’s obvious and other times it’s more illusive, even to you.

When we started our search for the perfect online marketing system we certainly did have a problem. WE knew our problem but didn’t know where to go to solve it.

For a moment  think of yourself as the “customer”.  
How would you like a salesperson to help you, what should they do or what should they say?  Just because you are in their store (on their web page) , often the sales person will just assume you want, what they are selling. These types of salespeople are not really sales people, they are order takers.

That is why there are so many self serve check outs, who needs a body to process a scan. The store has already determined that you know what you want, and will encourage you to serve yourself.

This is very different than selling to a prospect that is looking for the best deal, the right product to do the job, the quickest delivery time, the cheapest delivery cost. Sometimes they may not even know exactly what they want.

So how do you find out exactly what the customer wants and ultimately what he will buy.

This is both simple and yet difficult.
The obvious answer is to ask questions, however, what questions should you ask particularly if they are online.

Checking out Google you will find many “lists” of questions you should ask a prospect.
Have you ever thought when a salesperson is trying to sell you, they are going through one of these lists of questions, step by step and

    then expect you to buy because they got to the last step. It’s very annoying and you just want to get away and find somebody else that will listen to what you want and actually help you make a decision.

I have been on both sides, and believe building rapport comes very high in the “list” of things you should be working on with the customer, before going for the jugular and telling them why they should buy your product.

My experience is that the customer needs to “buy” you, before they will buy your product.
Online this trust or rapport is built by always looking out for the customer, going that extra mile, and never touting your wares as something they are not.

Online rapport is something that is earned solely by the seller. Show the customer you are looking after them. No false promises and they will warm towards you.

Now, when it comes to online marketing and the make money online niche, there is a real challenge in figuring out what the promoters of all the different systems are really promoting. This was our challenge as we started our journey to find the best “system” to use to build an online income.

We did a lot of reading, attended lots of FREE online webinars, getting involved with several, one that cost $29, others that were around $199 and lots of others  at all sorts of prices, the most expensive being $2,500.

The selling of these systems relied on a lot of hype, lots of those false promises, free this and free that, all designed to get your money, not really caring if you made money or not. The majority of these systems, also required you to invest in additional programs to make their system work.

Michelle and I spent 2 years just looking, investing, trying to figure out the right one for us.

In a previous life I had been involved in the training industry for many years and understood how to take a a person with very little knowledge and teach them to become experts in their field.     

Within the the online marketing niche, we had not found anyone or any system that could provide this training with simple, easy to understand language and take us step by step,

that also had the patience to stick with us, until we got the expertise we wanted.

One of the biggest challenges was our full time jobs that only allowed small windows of time to work an online business. We needed something we could build in conjunction with our jobs.

As we moved ahead with our investigation of finding the best online marketing system, we had to work as both customer and salesperson. The title of this post is “Know exactly what the Customer wants”, here YOU are the customer and at the same time you are the salesperson.
As a customer knowing what end result we wanted and as a salesperson knowing what each system is trying to sell us via their websites, webinars and other “propaganda”.

This might be a bit harsh, but to fully understand a system you may be involved with for the rest of your life, you do need to get it right from the start. If after investing a lot of time and effort and finding out it’s not what you thought, is incredibly demotivating.

After 2 years of this endless searching we came across Wealthy Affiliates                                               Wealthy Affiliates
By now, we had all the questions to ask ourselves without any salesman (website, webinar or email) trying to sell us on any specific idea.

Let me tell you
Wealthy Affiliates has it all.
See some of the details on the drop down menus here.

Just a few of the things provided FREE at Wealthy Affiliates


The only way you will find if this is the right one for you is to get involved. Wealthy Affiliates allows you to do this FREE.              

You are the only one that knows what you are looking for, what you are dreaming of having and the places you want to go and things you want to do.

Only you know the real reason you are looking to build an online income.

What ever the reason, all of your challenges will be addressed here at Wealthy Affiliates.

There are no time limits and you are given all the tools you need to develop a successful online business in any niche you choose. There is training like you would not believe, all the lessons have a training video, you see exactly how it is done.

 No more guesswork, nothing left out. All of this initial training is free.

You can upgrade to Premium member if you find this is the answer to all your searching.

Yes it really is FREE.
No credit card, no address, just an email and a name.

You can decide for yourself if the training, that’s provided free is what you have been searching for and in many cases, prepared to pay lots of dollars to get.
It really is FREE.












Know Exactly What the Customer Wants.
This is the answer to your ability to sell.

Why was Affiliate Marketing So Difficult

When I first ventured into the world of Affiliate Marketing, the future looked very bright indeed, and then….. pretty soon, after I got started, I ended up with more questions than I had answers or even could find answers for.

Why was affiliate marketing so difficult.

It was very frustrating. I wanted to learn marketing online, but didn’t want to pay for the information, I figured it should be on the internet. To learn marketing online for free was a real challenge, because nobody wants to give away their information.
I tried a few “free” programs, but just after I got going and they wanted more money to go the next step. It felt like I was getting the run around and being put on a treadmill of never ending payments.

So we decided that to learn marketing online and get the very best information, we needed to pay for it.  After talking it over we decided to find a system that sounded good to us (Michelle was still very apprehensive) and we’d “invest” whatever we had too, within reason.  Over the next three years we paid $49.00, $199.00,  $249, and $2,500 (not in that order) for various systems and programs to make money online.

After kissing all our money goodbye and more importantly wasting all our time on something that didn’t work (at least for us), you would think we’d have figured out this online marketing business.
Why was affiliate marketing so difficult.
We kept thinking it was us that we didn’t have what it took to build an online business. But then it all became clear as we started to connect the dots.

As we look back, with each and every system we tried there was always “things”, explanations, details not fully covered, how things are connected, just some of the real important stuff, we now felt had been deliberately left out.

Another problem I found was the support from many of these programs was very sterile and often did not address the specific questions we asked.
But we did not give up.

In August 2018 we were looking at “opportunities” to make money online and saw an article about Wealthy Affiliates. It said there was;
no cost to join, free
no credit card needed, no money needed
no time limit on membership, no pressure
Sounded like something for us.
We decided to join for free right then, on the spot without thinking to much about it. What could we lose.
I put in my details…only needed an email address. Immediately, the site came back and asked for my password. Well I didn’t have one did I, so I thought I’d get a new one. That worked, I made up a new password and bingo it let me in.
Looking around the site, to my utter amazement I found that I was a member and had been since 2015.
WOW, what a wake up call. The opportunity we had been looking for was staring us in the face for 3 years.
Don’t ever think that because something is FREE, it is not what you are looking for. Investigate and truly understand what is behind the motives of those promoting the program.
Thankfully, Wealthy Affiliates is a program that waited for us to grow and mature. This has nothing to do with age. The founders of Wealthy Affiliates, Kyle and Carson have done a superb job of creating a brilliant learning platform for anybody to follow. There is an Membership for everybody, a Free Membership and Premier Membership. When you are ready you can choose to become a Premier Member. What you get with the Premier membership covers many of the “tools” needed to build a long term affiliate marketing business.
When you are out there looking for the right opportunity, DO NOT pass up Wealthy Affiliates without 1st looking at and understanding what they have to offer.
You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.
I guess we are always looking for the “easy answer”, the “get rich quick promise” maybe thinking the more we pay the more we get. NOT TRUE. The experience we talked about earlier proved to us this is definitely not so.
Why was Affiliate Marketing so difficult, it was this looking for the easy answer, the get rich quick offers. I think you get what I’m saying.

But there are many other things that can make it difficult. Like all the missing bits from many of the programs we tried. With Wealthy Affiliates, all you have to do is follow the lessons.

ALL of the lessons are intertwined into the process of building a money producing website. Miss or leave some out and you will have difficulty make money. It will also cost you lots of time in trying to figure out why things are not working. Then you have to go back and cover the missed lessons,or, you could just quit and say to yourself, it’s just to difficult for me.
Why was affiliate marketing so difficult for us…because we didn’t follow the lessons in order.
If your are on the Wealthy Affiliates Platform, you are the one that’s made it difficult for yourself. Just follow the Lessons and tick off your progress. Wealthy Affiliates is there to help you make money online.
Start at the beginning, work through the lessons (don’t miss any, do I have to say that again) and you will grow into a money making affiliate marketer. Don’t make it difficult for yourself.
Start now and find out all that Wealthy Affiliates has to offer;
It’s the green button below

It’s FREE!

just need an email address,
no credit card
no time limits.

We’ll always be there to guide you as you develop your business.


Rob & Michelle

You Want Me To Sell

When I was contemplating getting involved in selling, this was the the first question I asked myself.


This was a very important question for me. You want me to sell!

For the previous 19 years I had been working as a Civil Aviation Contracts Officer for the Australian Government.Just the thought of getting into selling was scary, very scary, especially with a new wife and a second child on the way. I had always thought I was on the better side of the selling process when I was doing the buying. But life does not always put you on the easy path.
Not only was I getting into selling, it was a commission only position.

So, I took a hard look at the process I used when I was buying. I wanted to find out if I had enough selling ability, to be able to convince a customer to buy…..from me. At the same time I had to be sure I could create an income for my family.
My sales manager explained selling is. “Just telling somebody about something you like, and showing them how to get it”.
We do this in our everyday life. Like last night we wanted to go to the movies, there were 10 to choose from (the stock). So the process I took was to go online and see what movies were playing. I read the synopsis, watched a couple of previews. Armed with this information I convinced Michelle, that I didn’t want a horror movie, a cartoon movie just a plain old happy romance movie.(Product knowledge) got her agreement, (verbally) went and watched the movie. This process happens in our lives several times every day. Going to a market and bartering for a product. The process is always the same.

Lets just look at 4 points below. They are all part of the process.
There are many more, but another time.

As a salesperson you must;

1.  Know exactly what the Customer wants.
There are so many options out there when we go to buy anything, ( 10 movies) I had to figure out the specific item the customer wants. When it came to me selling something, my first challenge was this communication with the buyer. Find out exactly what he needs/wants. We’ll talk another time about the difference between needs and wants. For now we’ll just call it wants.
There is no point in having a great sales patter, all the technical knowledge in the world, if you are trying to sell something the customer doesn’t really want.

You’ve had sales people like that, they just like to hear their own voice and don’t listen to you. Don’t be that sort of a sales person.
How do you find out what your customer really wants. Ask Questions and Listen without your own agenda. Keep asking until you understand the customer’s wants, and you fully understand the outcomes they want, don’t try and sell.To make sure, have the customer confirm what they want, either verbally or in writing. This is the fun part of selling. Join with us and have some fun to.             In the process of asking questions you will find out heaps about your customer. This results in building customer relationships that may continue for years to come. Make this enjoyable.The worst thing you can do is assume what they want. This will result in a lost sale, a waste of your time and the customers, and no income for you.

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2. Determine if the customer has the funds to make the purchase
Recently we approached the ticket counter at our local theater, immediately we were asked if we wanted VIP seats right up front, extra charge of course. Firstly, we don’t like sitting with our necks bent back looking up at a huge screen and secondly we only brought into the Theater enough cash to buy the normal tickets. We weren’t going back out to the car, in the rain, to get a few extra dollars. Maybe the theater should have asked what sort of seats we prefer. The theater did not make that upgrade sale. And nobody sat in those seats for this showing of the movie.

Many customers however do get carried away with all the possibilities of what they can purchase. As a salesman, you can also get carried away with all the options you have to offer and you can lead the customer up the wrong path. Again, both you and the customer must agree on exactly what is wanted. Remember from point 1 above, Asking questions is a huge part of the sales process. The few extra dollars that the shinier item may cost, and the opportunity for you to make a higher commission, can push the customer beyond their budget and the sale is lost.

3. Know what you are offering your potential customer?                                            (Product Knowledge.)

You must know your product or service, inside out, backwards and forwards. There is no excuse to be ignorant about the product or service you are providing. With the internet available, you must assume the customer has already checked out what they want online. I did before I spoke to Michelle about which movie I wanted to see. When you are talking with your customers, asking questions, going through the whole sales process, the first time you know less about your product than the customer. You lose! You must know more than your customer. That is one way your customer will gain confidence in you and your ability to help them. Goes along way into getting the sale.

4. Ask for the Order
This may seem an unlikely point to make here. However, many salespeople wait for the customer to buy. They may be waiting a long time.

Provided you have completed the 3 points above,

1. you both know what is wanted,
2. there is money available for the purchase and
3. the product is exactly what the customer is looking for,
all that remains is where and when is the delivery to be made. This is asking for the order.If you leave out any of the steps 1, 2 or 3, the customer will have many more questions that should have been answered in those steps. This will prolong the sales appointment with the possibility you will lose the sale.

As to whether I had the required selling ability, the above 4 factors helped me to decide my future in selling. As I said earlier there are many other factors that I have learned over the years as I became a salesperson.
I tried several “systems” many which cost a LOT of money and really didn’t give me all the answers. I read books, listened to DVD’s, attended webinars online and in person, but nothing can compare to the information and training supplied by Wealthy Affiliates. A full training program for FREE. See my review here.
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You get to see all the training you need to fully understand how to make money online and if you really want to go any further. I did.

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~ Rob & Michelle

” If it doesn’t challenge you,
       ​it won’t change you”

Is Working at home the biggest challenge?

Is Working at home the biggest challenge, for those looking to make extra money.

Even though Working at home is very appealing. The idea of not wearing a suit, not getting involved with all the traffic and not physically having go somewhere to work. This could be the perfect scenario for those wanting to work at home, However, there are challenges for most people.
The same questions keep coming up.  “What am I going to sell”? What is it going to cost me to make money? How long will it take to get my money back?

Maybe, these are not the right questions.

Firstly, when you are looking for something to sell, the product was the dominating factor in your thinking. So you go through this whole process for every new product, what am I going to sell and how am I going to know it’s the right product for me, what’s it going to cost me in expenses?
Somehow we need to get off this treadmill.
What if marketing each new product was as simple as going to a restaurant to have a meal. The system is the same every time, well at least pretty much the same.  What we need is a simple system or process  that is the same every time, just a different restaurant, with different food.

The perfect answer can be found within Wealthy Affiliates. WA has the simple system and the product is just like the food.  You just apply the system every time you have a new product to promote.
And it is that simple.
When you visit a restaurant you do have some idea of what they are going to serve and some idea of the cost. Even this simple exercise of deciding where to eat sometimes has it’s challenges. We have all experienced a really bad restaurant that you say to yourself, I’ll never come back here again. Just spent a ton of money, got bad service and bad food.

Wealthy Affiliates is a great “restaurant”, the service is fantastic, and you can order whatever food you like. Let me explain.
Learning Affiliate Marketing can to fraught with danger. When you sign up to learn marketing online for free, what you think you are really paying for and what do you get can be very different. In many cases you have no way of finding out until you have committed your money.
Wealthy Affiliates is different, you can find out EXACTLY what you are getting involved with at NO COST. Simply join up, at no cost, and start to learn marketing online for free. Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to a restaurant, sample all the food to see what you liked, and not have to pay for it.

Wealthy Affiliates is the first program I have ever come across that offers you an enormous amount of information and real knowledge (the food), lets you apply the principals and actually start making money online.  You can do this before having to outlay any of your hard earned cash. There are no time limits with this no cost option, you can work as much or as little as your time permits.

Wealthy Affiliates Training Platform has been around for 13 years, it’s now in 195 countries worldwide, and has 1.2 million members. Last year alone it helped 217,530 people to Learn Marketing Online For Free.

This 10-lesson Module is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification. It walks you through the steps required to create a successful online business that actually makes money. This Getting Started Module (level 1, of 5 courses with 50 lessons ) is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner.
In this first module:
~  You learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome
community at WA.
~  Discover how to learn marketing online for free.
~  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
~  Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists

The Lessons in Module 1 Include:
Lesson 1. Getting Rolling
Lesson 2.  Understanding How To Make Money Online
Lesson 3.  Choosing a Niche
Lesson 4.  Building Your Own Niche Website.
Lesson 5.  Setting Up Your Website
Lesson 6.  Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines
Lesson 7.  Creating Your Initial Website Content.
Lesson 8.  Creating Custom Menus On Your Website
Lesson 9.  Understanding Keywords – The Start Of Your Content.
Lesson 10. Your Next Steps in Creating A Successful Online Business.

So, You Want Yo Work At Home And Learn Marketing Online For Free?

Getting Started has never been simpler.
Everything is laid out in an easy to understand format.
There are no up sells, or any other form of forced payment.
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.
Some people will get a few lessons into this and then try to do the rest on their own or by asking questions in live chat. The fact is, all the learning is in the training above. It’s all you will need if you are willing to do the work within all the Lessons and complete the course.

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~ Rob & Michelle

” If it doesn’t challenge you,
it won’t change you”


Learn Marketing Online For Free

It would be nice to have a simple guide to Learn Marketing Online For Free. Sounds to good to be true. So I have put together a few points that hopefully will give you some food for thought, and you can come to the conclusion that there is a place where you can learn marketing online for free. Learn Marketing Online for FREE initially sounds like a good idea, until you learn enough to realize many aspects of marketing that you need to make money online have been left out. You always end up with many questions unanswered and “systems” that do not answer those questions. So, how do you find the missing links, how do you find out what has not been covered in the free sites. Below I have given you some suggestions as where to look. Being involved in Wealthy Affiliates has given me a clear advantage to know what I don’t know. This is the way you learn. We’ll just cover a few of the areas that are important.

Finding a profitable Niche

To learn marketing online for free, it starts with you and your passion or interest. find your niche What is your NICHE. A niche or area of interest is what you are going to present to your audience on your website. The best niches are ones where you’re solving a problem for somebody. Your job is to figure out a way to help people with their problems.  Then the money will follow. Sub-Niches may be your way to go. Finding a profitable sub-niche is hard. Or at least, it can be. There are many programs that can help you. Google, Jaaxy, NameMesh and internet searches of similar sites. Just type your niche or sub-niche into the Google search engine and watch the drop down panel list other niches that people are searching for. Above all, find a niche that you have an interest in. You must enjoy what you are getting yourself involved in. That’s why it is called a passion. Your passion may involve a number of keywords or phrases. Keywords What are my chances of success? In targeting the keywords that will work for you, it’s essential to not only understand the demand for a keyword or phrase, but also the work required to achieve high rankings on Google and other search engines. If  you’re just starting out on the web, you will have an uphill battle for rankings, it can take years of effort when the well established companies already have taken the top 10 results. To proceed or not proceed Happy kids, group of girls and boys, leisure game, vector funny illustrationBy using your Keyword/Phrase, ask yourself, will searchers find what they are looking for on my site? Will they be happy with their search results? (or will your traffic quickly move to another site that’s more relevant to them, meaning no money for you,) Will this traffic you are creating result in the financial return you are looking for?  That’s why the keyword is so important. If the answer to all of these questions is a clear “Yes!” then proceed … If not reconsider your keyword/phrase. Building your Website This was initially my most daunting challenge. Layout and installation of roof rafters Not actually building a website but finding the information getting the knowledge that would enable me to build one. There are many free websites that will automatically create a website for you. However, that is just the start. How do you put in the keywords that are going to allow your visitors/traffic to find you? What about a domain name ? Is the domain name private or public? Is the site protected? Is the site Search Engine Optimized (SEO)? You need Wealthy Affiliates to guide you    Start NOW! These are just a few of the many challenges you face. If you use a platform like GoDaddy (great company and user friendly) or similar, it will cost an arm and a leg to get it all together. Sure, they do provide all the information, but you have to figure out where it all goes. Otherwise you have to pay for a Course to learn how to put it together. I’ve been there, done that over and over again. Please consider Wealthy Affiliates, the free version, to learn how putting together a money generating website, correctly is a lot easier than you ever imagined. Just start with the free version, get all your ducks in a row and proceed from there. Just follow the lessons and it all become crystal clear as to what is required to make money and what your next step will be. Hosting for your website To create a website the first thing you need is a domain name.  How Good Is Your Domain Thermometer Rating Website Name A domain name is like a piece of real estate on the internet, and each domain name you own, it’s like owning your own block of land. Just like a block of land, some names are worth more than others. You come to find out while you are searching for a name for you. Maybe try your own name, What better piece of real estate to own than your own name. The Domain name is used to look up your website on the internet. You need to do a search to see if the domain name you want is available. (There are lots of different places where you can do this search.) If  the name is not available you will need to modify the name and keep searching until you find one that is available. This may take some time to find the right one for you. To keep that domain name it must be renewed every 12 months (maybe 3 yrs or 5 yrs) and the terms available through Wealthy Affiliates are the best in the industry. Compare WA with other companies to confirm this for yourself. Once you have your domain name, this domain name has to be published on the internet. ​This is called Hosting. Internet concept ​Again this is a yearly (or longer) cost and the company you buy it through will make a big difference to what you get for what you pay. Apart from the straight cost, what you get varies greatly from one company to the next. Consider the following: What is the speed of your site. Speed makes a big difference to your visitors website experience, gives you better rankings and better engagement. Is your website encrypted. 256-bit Encryption keeps visitor data safe. It  is called Site SSL (HTTPS) Spam Blocker The problem with plugin spam blockers is that the spam still hits your website, clutters your database, slows your site down, and wastes time recovering real comments. WA’s proprietary SiteProtect happens at the server level and blocks ALL automated comment spam before it even hits your site.  It’s just better! Site HealthHealthy Fit Diet Activity Sport Lifestyle Purpose Concept Monitoring the health of your website ensures your have the best chances of indexing, rankings, and acquiring traffic through Google, Yahoo, and other major Search Engines. Site Support Website Technical support available 24/7. You can expect a response in minutes. WA also has a Website Engagement platform to get discussions going and see engagement within your website content – a must for ranking. Site Security Businessman using digital padlock to secure his datas 3D rendering WA’s proprietary suite of website security including hacking, malware, and bot-net attack protection. We keep your hard work safe. Site Feedback Get feedback on your new website from the WA community and find out what others think about your site design, your content, and your overall direction. All in all, the very powerful feature stacked Wealthy Affiliate Hosting Platform is a great purchase at an incredibly low price.

Online Traffic for free

This is the question everybody wants the answer to. The answer however is not an ap, nor a secret website, Social Media concept with smartphone It is all in your content and what you are offering your visitors to help solve their problems. Let’s Get Started  (conclusion) So, I hope I’ve given you some food for thought. These few areas of making money online are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it does serve to  explain what is involved when you try and Learn Marketing Online for Free. Wealthy Affiliates is the most comprehensive, easy to understand guide when you try and Learn Marketing Online For Free. Here’s is your chance for ZERO COST, FREE,  not even a credit card. Just sign up with this link and start today. We are here to help you get started and help you with any questions you may have moving forward ~  Rob & Michelle

” If it doesn’t challenge you,        ​it won’t change you”