Get Started And Uncover Hidden Gems About Internet Marketing

Many people have succeeded in making a fortune on the internet. Have you ever wondered how they did it and asked yourself whether it might be possible for someone like yourself to achieve as much success? Now you can learn about internet marketing for free by enrolling in what I consider to be one of the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners (if not the best?) that I discovered by chance.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) has an affiliate make money online program which offers you free training and coaching by experts, learning directly from them the secrets of their success.  By joining WA as a member, you too can have the opportunity gain access to the best free affiliate marketing training to help you succeed online.

Before we get started, please spend a few minutes to continue reading about some of the critical success factors that you need to understand and consider before you hop onto the bandwagon to start an online business.

Beware of SCAMs in the world wide web

If you have already started an online business, or attempted to do so before, you would realise that it isn’t an easy task. You may even have invested large sums of money on products and services that didn’t deliver the results you had hoped for. Sharing from personal experience and that of many people, you need to recognize that there are many real scams lurking in the virtual world of internet and do beware of any get-rich-quick schemes. Whilst it is not my intention nor within my ability to expose who all the scammers are, I would advise you to be cautious and to conduct due diligence to avoid falling prey to any of them.

Uncover HIDDEN GEMs on the Internet

Coming from a background of evidence-based professional selling for ethical products, what I can and will do is to share on this website some good products, tools and services that have been tried and tested by experienced online entrepreneurs at Wealthy Affiliate… what I like to call hidden gems on the internet.

Best of all, the products/services that I recommend on my site are either completely free or free to try before you decide to pay for it.

If that sounds good to you, shall we get started?  Uncover the Secrets to Making Money Online

To build a business online …

You DON’T need your own products

First of all, I’d like to explain that with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to have your own products to start a successful online business. There are tens of thousands of affiliate programs for all kinds of products which you can choose to promote on your website and there are networks like Amazon that allow you to promote any of their millions of products in exchange for a commission.

You DON’T need any experience

Even if you have had no prior experience, you will be taught step by step in the affiliate training program at Wealthy Affiliate. Broken down into 4 steps, it’ll be as easy as ABCD followed by E:

1. A hobby or topic of your choice

It can be anything that interests you and something you would be passionate to write about.

2. Build a website (a virtual store for your products/services)

You will be taught how to build your own websites, free templates and hosting provided.

3. Create quality content

With the help of free keyword search tools you will learn to write content that will generate more traffic to your site.

4. Drive traffic to your website using search engine optimization strategies

5. Earn $ by converting the traffic into customers by selling products/services that they need or want

To build a successful business online …

What you WILL need

The “12 Commandments”

  1. Have your own website
  2. Invest time and commit to learning at your own pace
  3. Connect and network with like-minded people who can and will support you
  4. Ask questions and seek help whenever you get stuck
  5. Apply what you learn to build your business
  6. Set your goals and keep them in front of you
  7. Be self-motivated and have a desire to succeed
  8. Be focused and persistent
  9. Love what you do and enjoy the journey
  10. Have an entrepreneurial spirit and spirit of adventure
  11. Keep an open mind to do something different and experience something new
  12. Stop procrastinating and take action

After all it’s FREE to join, and you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Create your FREE Starter account by clicking on this little square:

Get Started Online
YES! Take Action Today!






You can also read my personal review of Wealthy Affiliate here to find out more about Premium membership.

If you have any questions about WA Membership or Getting Started Online, I would love to help!  Please leave a comment below:

46 thoughts on “GET STARTED”

  1. Sue Fay on all of these reviews all I’m seeing is praise to u and the articles that u have posted now IAM not insulting u by my comment it’s good that people look up to u in this manner. I’m wondering where is the affiliate marketers reviews who r Thanking you for ur shared knowledge which caused them to achieve success so they are also riding on that same plane to there exotic location???? Whether they make $5 or$100,000.

    1. Thank you for your comment, David.
      I guess the praise I am getting is from the community in Wealthy Affiliate and my site visitors.
      In our online community, we support one another in building our online business, whether it’s technical or motivational.
      If you are keen to read some testimonials, here is just one example… there are many, many more.
      Best wishes,

  2. Thanks Sue for the article and it’s very true. Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful resource and education. The community is awesome and the amount of knowledge you can get from the program and community is such a huge value when getting started with your own online business. Thanks for commenting and take care. Julia

    1. Thanks Julia for visiting my site and for your positive comment.
      Yes Wealthy Affiliate and its community is awesome. I have learned so much and the community are ever willing to teach, encourage and share their success stories. The training is very effective and it has certainly helped me a lot is starting my online business as I am seeing the results from my own websites too.
      ~ Sue

    1. Hello, John. Thank you for reading my post and for your comment.
      I wish you all the best for your online business and do hope the 12 commandments will help you in Getting Started Online and keep you focused on achieving your online goals.
      ~ Sue

    1. Hello, Ezra, thank you for spending time reading my article and for your comment. 🙂
      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it and hope that you will visit again to read my new posts.
      ~ Sue

    1. Hello, Ian, sorry for the late reply.
      Yes, even if you don’t sign up as a Premium member immediately after 7 days, you can remain as a Starter member and continue learning for Course 1, and building your website. However, you will no longer have the live chat and ability to ask questions, and some training videos and the webinars will not be accessible for Starter members.
      Please do let me know if you have any further questions.
      ~ Sue

  3. Hi Sue and thanks for following me back on Google Plus.

    I love your approach to online business building. You are right, you do not need to have your own products. I have recently decided to focus more on affiliate marketing because it is just so much simpler. You don’t have the customer support issues and unlike when you serve clients or directly sell your own products you can divert this time you would have spent on your product or service towards marketing and building relationships instead.

    I look forward to exchanging ideas with you on Google+.

    1. Hi Gregory, thank you for visiting my site and for your kind comment.
      I’m pleased to meet you on Google+ and do look forward to seeing you around.
      I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate which is an online community of affiliate marketers where I learnt to build my own websites and received trainiing for affiliate marketing and SEO.
      If you are interested, here is the link to my review of Wealthy Affiliate.
      Let me know if you have any questions or if you are keen to join.
      ~ Sue

  4. Hi Sue,

    Your site looks great on the phone! ?

    I always look forward reading your posts, as they are interesting and informative. The new look is even better. You make everything so easy to understand and this is why I have your site bookmarked 🙂

    Keep up the good work and thank you for providing such a nice site!


    1. Hi Phoebe, thank you so much for your lovely comments! 🙂
      And thank you for confirming that my site is mobile friendly. I know that’s very important for good user experience and I plan to blog about how to make your site mobile friendly.
      I’m encouraged by your compliments and look forward to your next visit.
      ~ Sue

  5. Hi ! Sue Tay , This is a very informative website . I have learned so much about online marketing here . Your use of Word Press and all their available tools makes it look very professional . You are a very skilled blogger and your website is very well organised . I like your presentation and your way of making the reader comfortable and wanting to continue exploring your pages . Thank you for all the great tips and especially the 12 commandments … I will surely be back to study this information more closely … Excellent website !

    1. Hi Paul, thank you so much for your kind compliments! 🙂
      Thank you also for reading my Get Started Online page. I’m glad to hear that you found it beneficial.
      This website is still quite new so there isn’t a lot of useful content as yet.
      But I have learned so much at Wealthy Affiliate about building websites and how to build a WordPress website from scratch as well as blogging and internet marketing skills.
      My aim is to share the knowledge I have acquired through this website and help other people learn how to succeed online.
      I’ll be looking forward to your next visit. If you have any questions for me regarding internet marketing, please feel free to ask.
      ~ Sue

    2. Hi again Sue , I am revisiting your website . Could not read it all in one visit , there’s such a tremendous amount of information here . I am going over the 12 commandments again . I love that idea and your simple way of making this concept easy to understand . Thank you so much . It seems that you have spent a lot of time and effort researching this topic . I’m still unsure as to which is my favorite commandment , they are all so great . I especially like like # 7 , # 8 and # 9… actually I think I like them all … will have to come back and decide .

      1. Hi Paul, I’m pleased to hear from you again. 🙂
        You’re most welcome to visit my site as often as you like! The door is open 24/7 to anyone who’s interested to learn about how to build a WordPress website from scratch or about internet marketing! 😀
        I will also be adding more content all the time about blogging tips, SEO tips to help others learn about how to start an internet business from home and how to succeed online.
        Yes, I like all the 12 commandments that’s why I couldn’t limit it to just 10. 😉
        In my opinion, #1, 2 and 3 are the most important and being a member of Wealthy Affiliate, it helps the rest fall nicely into place.
        ~ Sue

  6. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I have bookmarked your site and look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts.
    Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

    1. Hello Colleen, thank you for visiting my site and for your compliments.
      I learnt how to blog after I joined Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to build a WordPress website from scratch. I will be posting some articles about blogging tips.
      You may also connect with me on Google+
      ~ Sue

  7. Excellent post ! I wish to become an affiliate marketer, how
    can I start building a blog site? The Starter account sounds to me like
    an acceptable deal. I only have a little bit of idea about affiliate marketing.

  8. Hello! I was wondering if you knew where I could get
    a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as
    yours and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

    1. Hello, Phyllis, thank you for your question.
      My website is built using WordPress and there are many free WordPress anti-spam plugins available that you can install.
      As my website was built using Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix website builder and is also hosted at Wealthy Affiliate, I did not have to worry about installing my own plugins. I only had to activate them.
      ~ Sue

  9. I’m really inspired along with your writing talents as well as with the
    neat structure to your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it your self?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to
    see a nice weblog like this one these days..

    1. Hello Kari, thank you for your compliment. In answer to your question, I built this website from scratch using a free WordPress theme at Wealthy Affiliate University. You can read more about their training program here. There is a free Starter membership which includes 2 free websites and hosting, and step by step lessons to build your own websites. I recommend it as the best free affiliate marketing training for beginners.
      ~ Sue

  10. It is refreshing to read honest reviews, the internet is full of scammers, those claiming to turn you into a millionaire overnight. Real success comes from hard work and persistence, to be successful in an online business you also need the right training and tools, you have pointed your readers in the right direction. Thank you for a well written, and honest article. Darren

    1. Hello, Darren. Thank you for your comments and encouraging words here.
      Building an online business requires a long-term commitment. As my main motivation is to be able to help others succeed online, I believe in giving honest reviews so that people can make informed decisions. And also to recommend them training and tools which have benefited myself along my own online journey.
      #ICYMI, a recent review I wrote is An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate. Hope you will enjoy reading it as well.
      ~ Sue

  11. Sue Tay,

    Thank you for this informative review of Wealthy Affiliate. I, too, have been scammed online, so I was so happy to learn that there really is a legitimate opportunity out there where you don’t run into another upsell every 5 minutes!


    1. Hi Pennifer, thank you for visiting my site. 🙂
      Sorry to hear that you too had been scammed before and you probably won’t be the last one I hear about. Yes, there are just too many scams out there, so for me to have stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate was like finding a real gem.
      Do drop by again for my personal review about Wealthy Affiliate due to be published very soon.
      ~ Sue

  12. How to get started online is the # 1 issue being discussed on the internet. Many people want to start their own business online and unfortunately very often they fall into scams. The only way to spot scams is to see if they promise a shortcut to success or promise instant wealth. Once you see such promises, stay away from that program immediately. As for the program you are talking about here, I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal. They never make false promises to anyone and provide all you need to start a successful online business.

    1. Hi Rufat, thank you so much for your sound advice here. It is very helpful for online newbies. 🙂
      I’ve heard so many stories about online scams from the experienced online marketers at Wealthy Affiliate and they all highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate as their #1 program.
      ~ Sue

  13. Hi Sue,

    A wealth of information for online opportunists. Thank you for you tips.. The 12 Commandments, what fantastic advice. I will drop by your excellent website again . Your information provided has me really thinking about starting a business..


    1. Hi Grant, you’re most welcome! 🙂
      Thank you for visiting my site. I’m pleased to hear that you have found the information useful.
      Looking forward to your next visit,
      ~ Sue

  14. Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your put up is simply
    great and that i could think you are an expert on this subject.

    Fine together with your permission allow me to clutch your feed
    to keep updated with imminent post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  15. Hey Sue,

    First of all, nice job on putting the getting started page on as your home page. I’ve never thought of that.
    There’s lot’s of good advice on the 12 commandments. The “Sixth Commandment”

    ~Set your goals and keep them in front of you~

    is very important because, it is the one that is mostly left out in most SCAM Websites out there. They always leave out the hard parts, the boring parts, and promote the easy-push-the-button-money-making-method…and BAM! You’re making money.

    That’s never been true with any business in this world. It takes work! lots of it. Wealthy Affiliate can show anyone how to build an online business with those very principles that you’ve stated in your “12 Commandments” Very nice.

    Thanks for this post and keep up the good work!

    Keith Weaver

    1. Hey Keith, thank you for your encouragement and kind comments. 🙂
      Yes, I believe it’s important to set realistic expectations for anyone wanting to start their own business so that they will be prepared for the hard work ahead of them.
      The $ cost of starting an online business with Wealthy Affiliate is worth spending as long as we are committed to working hard. It is not another get-rich-quick scam but a real business opportunity that can lead to good income. 🙂
      ~ Sue

  16. This page looks great. I also learned a few things which I thank you for. I clicked on the WA banner and it led me right to the sign up page. I haven’t learned how to do that yet. I have the banner on my site but nothing happens when I click on it. Any advice? Perhaps you could click on it on my site and see if anything comes up. Congrats on this excellent page.

    1. Thank you, Kirk. I’m glad to hear that you liked it! 🙂
      When you want a click on an image to lead you to something else, you will need to create a link.
      You will be able to learn how to create links under my “How To’s” page (work in progress). Watch this space!
      ~ Sue

  17. I really like your ABCDE – that’s very clever, and very true. I have also been scammed online and paid out large sums of money for training that didn’t deliver anything of worth. I have been amazed at the quality and volume of training on wealthy affiliate – its just so very different to anything else I;ve joined.

    1. I’m glad that you liked it, Jayne. 🙂
      Sorry to hear that you had also been scammed before. That’s why I wanted to help others by recommending WA as it’s a program that has been reviewed and endorsed by multiple successful online entrepreneurs all over the world.
      Yes, I agree that the training at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none and makes for a solid foundation to start your own business and creating wealth online!
      I have confidence that you will reap great success as you benefit from the Wealthy Affiliate’s membership.
      ~ Sue

  18. Love it! OMG I had never thought of the ABCDE thing before, I have never seen it anywhere else and I have read lots of websites on making money online. I have fallen victim to multiple scams, yep even when I know better I just couldn’t help myself and was really hoping to find one that wasn’t a scam.

    It takes a lot of research and time before making a good solid decision and unfortunately when you are trying to figure out how to get your next bill paid sometimes you skip many of the important aspects of research.

    Great information,

    1. I’m glad to hear that you love it, Jean. 🙂
      Yes, I paid thousands of dollars for a 3 day crash course on how to create a WordPress website but had nothing to show for it. With the tremendous training and support at Wealthy Affiliate, I was able to create this website within a week.
      I am so pleased that you have found the information in my site useful.
      ~ Sue

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