My Affiliate Tale- The journey continues

My Affiliate Tale- Keeping it real

I promised that I would keep everyone informed about my affiliate journey. So today I am giving an update on my failures and progress.

To start with, this is not as easy as everyone hopes it to be (at least not for me). It does take quite a bit of time to set up and get your site out there to the public. However, I still haven’t put any money into it other then the initial set up for the domain name ($13.99). So far I have stayed on track with not spending a lot of money and proving it could be done on a minimal budget. I just have to figure out how to set aside more time to focus. Not an easy task in the real world, but not an impossible task either. I guess it depends on how bad you want it. And I REALLY want it!

Okay. My Failures

I have tried to skip a few steps and push ahead to make this work quickly. That was clearly a bad idea because I had to go back, undo some things I have done, and then redo them correctly (like they showed me in Wealthy Affiliate). Jumping ahead is obviously wasted time in the long run. Not only did I waste time. I stressed myself out by skipping lessons and not knowing what to do or how to do it. I didn’t spend extra time proofreading my post ( more time wasted), which also cost me in the end.

I failed with being consistent as well. If you do not spend the time on you site with posting, adding pages and content, GoogleAdsense will not approve your site for their ads. They like to see a lot of activity. When you’re just starting out, you are your best source of activity. Again something I have learned painfully the hard way!

Due to my lack of time paying attention to detail and my lack of time spent researching topics in my niche, I have slowed down my own progress. RESEARCH is a MUST!

A word of advice here. I have stated multiple times that there is nothing in life worth more then your time. Please take the extra time and do things right the first time. I have spent a lot of time failing and advise you to not do the same.

My Progress-

Although I have only made $53.00 so far. That is a win in my eyes. This has been more of an educational journey so far, which is not at all a disappointment for me. With knowledge comes power. With power comes capability. I am confident that I am gaining knowledge, and I’m looking forward to the capabilities that are awaiting my future.

I am finding my way around building a website (even though I have stumbled and fallen a few times). I’ve gained confidence in my writing. Wealthy Affiliate and the community within have helped build a solid belief in myself and my abilities. Even my failures have turned into positive actions.

To be honest, I feel like making mistakes and learning from them is a major part of my progress. If it helps some one down the road in any way, then I’ve already accomplished one of my goals. My goals were to learn how to build my own online business with very little start up cost and to help other people do the same. People are starting to ask questions and visiting my site. So yes, I do feel like I am making progress.

In conclusion-

My goals are the same as they were when I started. I just had to add another goal to the list. I have got to make more time! The most important lesson I think I have learned so far is that I need to be more consistent. It is going to take all the extra time I have to get this going and I feel like the pay-off will be more then I hoped for in the end.

So leave me a comment, suggestion or question. I promise to get back to you and I appreciate all the help I can get.

Thank you

Elaine Schultz

2017 HP 17.3″ Business Flagship Laptop Review- Reliable Affiliate tool

Screen Size: 17.3 inches

Max Screen Resolution: 1366×768

Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i3


Memory Speed: 2.9 GHz

Hard Drive: 8 GB HDD 5400 rpm

Graphics Coprocessor: integrated_graphics

Chipset Brand: Intel

Card Description: integrated

Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

Number of USB: 2.0 Ports 2

Average Battery Life: (in hours) 9 hours

Warranty, Labor: 1-year manufacturer warranty

HP Laptop product overview

On an average day, I spend about five hours on my HP. Usually with six to eight windows open. I couldn’t imagine using any other brand. I’ve had other brands. They didn’t meet my needs or last as long as my HP’s have lasted. I still have an HP that I bought in 2014 and I love that thing! I use that one for gaming and surfing social media websites.

If you are considering getting serious about starting a business that you will utilize a laptop in, I highly recommend the HP Business Flagship as a startup computer. For anyone with an existing computer-based business, I would recommend something with a larger hard drive and the bigger Intel Core i5.

  • Lightweight
  • Battery life
  • Easy Navigation
  • Screen resolution
  • Windows 10 ( which I did not like at first)
  • Easy set up (the tutorial is great)

I am not any type of computer expert. These are my personal opinions about this product.

I know there are a lot of complaints about some HP products. I will give you the “Cons” (in my opinion) in a just a few moments.

Lightweight- is important to me. Never in my life have I ever ended up just carrying one thing at a time!

Battery life- we all know what it’s like to be in the middle of something and the battery dies. You can get a lot done in 9 hours with this one. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for a complete charge if the battery is close to being completely dead (I can’t tell you how long it takes to charge if the battery goes completely dead because I never let it die).

Easy Navigation- this part I love. My computer talks to me. I click on the microphone in the search bar and tell her what I’m looking for and she pulls it up for me or it gives me instructions on how to find what I’m looking for. Saves me so much time!

Screen resolution- I really like how vivid the colors are, how clear the pictures come out whether I upload the pictures or snap them with the webcam.

Windows 10- it is true, I did not like Windows 10 in the beginning. But after playing with for a couple of days and learning how to navigate it, I really do kinda like it. There are things I miss from Windows 7, but it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Easy Setup- the one thing that always deterred me from buying any computer was “initial setup”. It always seems like such a long frustrating process for me. Again this is where the “LADY IN THE BOX” came in handy. When I first turned this laptop on, it started talking to me. Gave me the option to turn the voice off or to let her talk me through the setup. I let her talk. It was so much easier.

I have a couple of Cons. Like I said before if you are starting out this is a great laptop to begin with. However, if you already established a computer-based business you might want to look for something with a bigger hard drive and the more powerful Intel Core i5. I recommend to find some great deals.

My opinion on the biggest Con- HP customer support

My advice is to think about what you are going to be doing on your laptop. If you plan on downloading a lot of apps, pictures, gaming, and movies. Before you buy, ask questions! Spend the extra money on a computer that is going to be able to handle the bigger load. But if you are just starting out, this laptop will provide you with what you need to get started and established.

I wish you the best of luck in everything you do!

Thank you

Elaine S.

Note: This site does include affiliate links.

My Affiliate Learning Journey Cont..

Affiliate Learning

Affiliate marketing does work

Does Affiliate Marketing really work? Probably the number one question on the web right now. I’m here to tell you “Yes it does”. If you set your mind to making it work and you’re serious about learning, keep reading. My main goal with this page is to help anyone who really wants to get into Affiliate Marketing. I ask for nothing in return.

I know everyone wants to do the “Get rich quick” thing. I can’t give you that. I won’t lie to you and make you promises that are misleading and unrealistic. All I can promise you is that your results are truly based on the time and effort you put into your Affiliate program. The more you know, the more time you have to put into it, the more you will get out of it. Knowledge is King my friends.Family fun

I myself work a full-time job as a Convenience store Manager. Not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination. I picked Affiliate Marketing because I want to spend more time on me. I want to be able to plan things with my family and not worry about my phone ringing and pulling me away. I need something that will allow me flexibility. Between the full-time job and 6 kids in my house, I don’t have time for a demanding school schedule. These are just a couple reasons why I chose Wealthy Affiliates to learn how to get into Affiliate Marketing. They offer it all, I get to learn as I go and at my own pace in my own home, in my spare time. It’s perfect for me.

Where am I at now-

Okay. So a quick update on what I’ve learned and accomplished so far. If you are reading this then you know I made it onto the web. It took about two weeks after I created this page. I was so excited when I found it. I was just excited today when I pulled it up again. Lol.

I’ve used some of the tips and ideas that I’ve learned so far from Wealthy Affiliate on one of my other affiliate links. I’m proud to tell you that so far it’s worked! I’ve gotten referrals. I’ve made more money than I ever did in the past. By that, I don’t mean I got rich. I had only made like five dollars a week before. Last week I made fifty-one dollars. I know that is not a lot of money. But it is proof to me that my efforts are starting to pay off. And with my schedule, I haven’t had a lot of time to put effort into this like I want to. I can also tell you that the fifty-one dollar check has motivated me to find more time and focus my efforts on making this happen.

Short term goals-

My next steps are to sign up for a few more affiliate links, continue to build the website your on now, and I’m considering building a second website promoting other products. I would like to have the second website done by the middle of April. It sounds like a lot. It might even sound a little overwhelming. But I think I’ll be okay. Remember, I get to do this at my own pace. And I’ll keep everyone updated, as soon as I get the second website up. So check in from time to time and see where I’m at.

My very next step is going to be getting back on and learn how to add banners, pictures, and color to this site. Add a little life to it to make it more visually appealing. I would love any suggestions or ideas you guys want to throw at me. So please leave a comment. You never know, your suggestion might be the next thing that appears on this page.

My one-year goal- I plan on making at least One Thousand Dollars a month residual income by the end of my first year. Five thousand dollars a month by the end of my second year. Ten thousand a month by the end of the third year. I’m passionate about making this work. Failure is not an option for me. My entire life has been about taking care of others. This is no different! Helping others get into Affiliate Marketing is for me. I want you to succeed because it helps me succeed.

Wealthy Affiliate- Check Them Out

I can not say enough to describe how amazing I think this program is. I’m not even going to try to convince you that you should do this. I’m just going to suggest that you follow my link at Wealthy Affiliate and check it out. It doesn’t cost a penny to check it out and you can be a free member and still learn how to do this. I started as a free member.

If you truly want to learn how to get into Affiliate Marketing, Wealthy Affiliates can teach you everything you need to know. It is extremely easy to follow. The entire community is always willing to help each other out. There are no such things as a stupid question there. You have complete control over how far you go. I bet you won’t be disappointed!

Afraid to take the next step?

I understand being a skeptic. I get you don’t want to lose money. I was the same way. I took a leap of faith and I do not regret it for one second. You can remain a skeptic. You can keep your credit card in your wallet. I’m offering you a free chance to learn what I’m learning. Believe it or not, encouraging you to move forward keeps me motivated in making myself succeed. That is why I want to share my journey with all of you. Become a free member and learn what you can from people whose main goal is to help you succeed! Then send me a message telling me what you think. 





Simple Steps for Affiliate Learning

Are you serious about affiliate learning? Then you have come to the right place. If you are looking for a get-rich-quick scam, then this is probably not for you.

If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, affiliate marketing can be very profitable. There is no such thing as “Something for nothing”. However, what I am about to get into with you is all low cost. As a matter of fact, most of the things I show you will be free to start.

Affiliate Learning – The Real Deal

The first thing you should know, every business has a startup cost. I want to help you start your very own affiliate business with very little start-up cost. You will spend more time (if you’re serious) than money. As a matter of fact, most of the links I share are free. Most of them will give you a free affiliate link.

However. Do you know how to make money off of those free links? If you are a beginner like myself, I’m guessing your answer is ” Not really”. I can help you with that!

What I want to share with you, can and will help you learn how to make an income with affiliate marketing. Step-by-step instructions. They teach through video lessons and written instructions. There are blogs designed to help each other. They are so encouraging with each other, you can’t help but learn all you need to. More importantly, you understand so much more because they explain everything.

Where to Learn Affiliate Marketing – Not as scary as it sounds.

Not as scary as it sounds. I could tell you to research Google. You could end up finding a great company that promises you riches. You might also fall for some high dollar company thinking they’re legit. After all, you get what you pay for, right?

NO! If you think that way, you will go broke fast. There is nothing more valuable than your time! Your time is something you can never buy back! I’m here because I want to save you time and money. My way of paying-it-forward.

You invest as much of your time as you can spare, a minimal amount of money (if you choose to). And you will be successful. Save some time now and go to https://www.wealthyaffiliate.c… It’s free to start. You decide how far you want to go.

Why Wealthy Affiliates – That’s Simple

I’ve researched! I did buy into those “Get rich quick” scams. I really did go broke. Then I came across Wealthy Affiliates. Since it was free to poke around, I poked. Man was I surprised!

This was like a whole new affiliate world to me. A community of members communicating. Cheering each other on, giving each other tips and ideas. A group of thousands, all wanting the same thing, to learn how to make money online. Only instead of competing against each other, they were helping one another. It was like a Facebook for affiliates, without the drama! I felt (and still feel) an overwhelming surge of hope. I couldn’t help myself. am now a paid member… did not have to. They gave me so much knowledge already, free lessons, step-by-step instructions on how to build my own website! I just simply want to learn more.

What Have I Learned

First, I am not computer-literate. I am not a writer of any sort. I fight with my printer’s on/off button. But I’ve learned so much. I’ve so much more confidence in myself. I learned even I could follow these lessons. I know about templates, widgets, add-ons, affiliate URLs, keywords, ranking and the list goes on.
You probably think this is a load of crap. Just remember, it’s free to poke around. If you’re not afraid to succeed, go to https://www.wealthyaffiliate.c… and see what they have to offer.

How Far I’ve Made It

I started poking into Wealthy Affiliate in December 2017. Became a paid member in January 2018. It is now February 5, 2018. I’ve my own Domain (which you are on now), I’ve my first referral and my first sale on another site. I am so pumped that I want to other people that affiliate learning is real and that anyone can do this.

I have a one year, two years and three-year goal. I know this is going to work, that I can succeed. It is not going to happen overnight, but it is going to happen.

What Have You Learned

You learned that you want to be an Affiliate Marketer. You learned Wealthy Affiliate can help you. You learned that your time is priceless. You learned you want to give it a free poke. https://www.wealthyaffiliate.c…






Learn To Work From Home With El

Thank you for visiting my site. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a lucrative journey for all of us.

A little about El

I am a mother of six, grandmother of eight. They are all grown and it is my time now. I want to be able to relax, work from my home and enjoy the rest of my life. Isn’t that what everyone wants out of life?

I am new to online affiliate world. I tried and failed many times. I just about threw in the towel until I found Wealthy Affiliate. I have newfound hope and I want to share my journey with all of you.


Why I want you to follow me.

I would love to have you follow my progress! I have had a hard time finding the right people to help me, until now. So having the opportunity to pay it forward is important to me.


My goals for this site.

My goals are to help as many people as I can. Advertise for companies that actually work. Keep my followers well-informed on programs that work. Get advice from my followers that will help others as well.

I will never advertise for a company that has failed me in the past. I want us all to succeed!

In a nutshell, I want to make money and help all of you make money as well.

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions and/or suggestions below and I will be more than happy to get back to you.

Let’s make this happen together!