Getting Started


How Do I Start a Online Business-Successfully?

Hello! I’m Verna Mason and I’m the Founder of Moms Trusted Affiliate. Many people ask me, how do I start a online business? The intent of this article is to show you how I got my start and to let you know you can do the same thing!

Since you have found your way to this site, I gather you want to know how to start an online business with little money; or have at least been thinking about it very seriously. But, what is stopping you from being successful and moving forward?

Was it money, not being tech-savvy, or did you share your dreams with someone and they just stomped on them? See, I understand because I have traveled the same road that you may be on now.

However, one fine day I came upon someone who introduced me to a company that changed my life by showing me how to find an amazing new home career!  It can change yours too.

Maybe none of those reasons stopped you from moving forward with your goal to have an online business. Maybe, you just couldn’t understand the ins and outs of how to start an online business at home.

You got all kinds of promises from people who said they would teach you all the tips to running a successful business that you needed to know, but that didn’t happen.

work at home women

On top of all that, they proceeded to upsell you on the tools and resources you needed to even get started. I told you, I’ve been there. So, let me show you how I got on the road to financial freedom with people who actually did what they promised me they would do!

A few months ago I canceled yet another online business scam that I had gotten myself into.

Prior to doing that, one day I was researching this company to see if I really wanted to be a part of it because I began to get that knot in my stomach that was telling me I had gotten myself scammed once again.

While researching the company, I came across a website that was promoting the Wealthy Affiliate.  After reviewing the site I could not believe what I saw because it was too good to be true.

Could I have found the real deal after all these years I have been searching for the right one!?

I got so excited about this Wealthy Affiliate. I calmed myself down so I could think rationally. My brain was telling me this was just another ‘promise you everything but deliver you nothing things’ – yet another scam. But, I read that it was free so I thought I could at least take a look at it.

I was very skeptical because for many years I have gotten involved with so many of what I thought were legitimate companies that would help me get my own online business to earn extra income up and running.

I’ve spent thousands of dollars (not joking) trying all the so-called “gurus” new methods that guaranteed success. All of it was hogwash!

What did I have to lose if it was free? I’m not a quitter and I was determined to find a way to get a successful online business. I decided to take one more chance and I’m so glad I did! Wealthy Affiliate is the bomb!!

I really want to share what I know about Wealthy Affiliate and the best way to do that is to check out my review of the Wealthy Affiliate. You can then decide for yourself whether it stands above all those programs that promise to make you rich overnight.

I’m a Member – Now What?

The idea of joining Wealthy Affiliate for free really helped me to make my decision to become a member very quickly.  And, once I got in and looked around I knew it wouldn’t take me long to decide to become a full member.

I immediately began the “Getting Started” course because it taught me how to get around and what all the resources were and got me building my first website very quickly.

I was really impressed with what I saw.  There is a discussion going on at the end of each lesson and I would scan through them and I could see how the experienced members were so helpful to the beginners like me.

I have to admit that I became a little dismayed about the length of time it was taking me to get my website completed.  I saw some of the other members’ sites and wondered how they could accomplish so much in such a short time.

I’m talking about only a matter of weeks and some of them didn’t have any prior experience like me.  Then I reminded myself that everyone works at a different pace and there are many variables between each person.  I was pleased that my articles were “content-rich”.

It didn’t take long before I completed writing all the articles for my pages that make up the base of my website.  Most of them are anywhere from 1200 to 2000 words and some are between 3000 to 4000 words.

I took my time to research my topics and wrote as many words as it took to write what I thought were complete and beneficial articles.

Now my goal is to write at least one blog post each day or at least every other day to keep my publishing rate at 100%.

Additionally, I will be concentrating on driving traffic to my website and monetizing my site in as many ways as possible so that I can start receiving a passive income.  Once that is done, I will begin to work on my second site.

Because I saw the value of this affiliate training platform I became comfortable knowing that I would be successful because of the caring and sharing from the WA community and the founders, Carson and Kyle and my own hard work efforts.

Although I had my WA community friends there when I need(ed) them, it was me who had to do the work.  Yes, I applaud myself for doing the work!

Wealthy Affiliate is About…

Committed to Helping Members Succeed

Committed to Helping Members Succeed

Wealthy Affiliate is about helping people build honest to goodness online businesses.  The founders, Kyle and Carson graciously give their time and knowledge to all who are willing to receive it.

Their goal is not to charge hefty prices for the tools we need because guess what; they give them to us for free! Yes, you heard (read) me right. I said free. It is worth your while to take a little time to see for yourself.

Wealthy Affiliate Training Platform

Best Affiliate Marketing Training Platform around!

If you haven’t already, check out my article about What Affiliate Marketing Is.  I don’t want to rehash the complete article here again.  In the simplest form affiliate marketing is the connection of the advertiser, the affiliate marketer, and the consumer.

Business owners find it is more cost effective to allow others (affiliate marketers) to promote the advertising of their products and services and in return the affiliate marketer is paid a commission.

It seems to me that this is one of the best and easiest way to get your feet wet with an online business.

Especially, since you have found a qualified company that can get you where you want and need to go at a very reasonable business expense.

earn passive income with affiliate marketing

Rest assured that Wealthy Affiliate is not some fly by night, get rich quick scam.  To show how upfront they are about helping you get started, you are allowed to test the program out without paying one red cent!  And, that is just what I did!

Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be if you are passionate about having an online business and willing to put forth the effort needed to be successful.

I can show you how to get started in just a few minutes and be on your way to beginning your new home career.  Here are some of the advantages of becoming a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community.

It’s time for some real talk because I need to be very transparent with you. This program provides you with a free Starter Account so that you will have an opportunity to “try before you buy”.

Because the Starter Account gives you only limited access to the courses, you most likely will not be able to make any money with only the “Getting Started” course.

The Starter Account is only an introductory segment to give you an idea of what the program offers.  Starter members will have the privilege to use Wealthy Affiliate products for free as a Premium member for only a trial period.

Tuition Free Education

To become an affiliate marketer requires no experience.  At Wealthy Affiliate University you can learn all that you need to know to become successful.

It is a fantastic training center for acquiring the knowledge base to become a full time (or part-time) affiliate marketer.

One difference that makes Wealthy Affiliate stand out way above the other affiliate networks, is that it actually provides step-by-step training via written material and instructional videos.

In addition, support is provided by the founders of the company as well as the entire community of experienced affiliate marketers.

Below is a sneak preview of some of the courses that Wealthy Affiliate offers.

Level One Certification Course -Free

Level One Certification Course -Free

Turn Your Dream into a Reality

Just as I have, I’m sure most people have dreamed of becoming their own boss and not having to work nine to five jobs just to make other business owners rich.

Many of us have tried all sorts of things that have failed and are ready to throw in the towel. DON”T DO IT!!

Your opportunity to become a business owner is just around the corner waiting for you. And, I promise you I am not trying to sell you a pipe dream.

Affiliate marketing is a position that requires no experience. The only requirements are that you have a desire to own your own business, you want to earn money, you own a computer and, you are willing to work hard up front to build the foundation of your business.

If you can meet all of those requirements you can fulfill your dream and be on your way to financial freedom.

Wait! I want to be totally transparent with you. You must be the master of your ship. You must do your work on the front end and you must follow the step-by-step instructional training you are provided and ask questions if you need to. No one can do that part for you.

However, we (the Wealthy Affiliate community) will be at your disposable to answer any questions and to get you over any hurdles you may encounter. Our mission is to help you succeed.

You do not have to create your own products. As with any business, it will take some time and effort to build the core of your business. It will not happen overnight.

However, with the use of the specific training and mentoring of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you will be able to build a profitable online business.

Take the first step to getting started

Take that first step to being a boss!

Where Do You Go From Here?

Taking that first step to getting started is the hardest step to make. If you are ready to improve your financial situation, want to own your own online business, and are willing to do the work, it’s time to get rolling!

Don’t delay any longer!  Don’t get frozen by fear! You have nothing to lose, but you have everything to gain.

Best of all, real help is available every step of your journey! ANYONE can do this if you take the time to follow the step-by-step training.

You are just one step away from having what you have been dreaming of.

Call to Action

Click on the image below to see my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate and learn for yourself how you can not just learn how to build an online business, but actually do it!.

WA Affiliate Training Platform

WA provides step-by-step training that even a newbie can learn.

Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything. Just make a comment below or you can always get in touch with me through (here is a link to my profile).

Founder of Mom’s Trusted Affiliate



  1. Stephanie

    Great segway into getting started with Wealthy Affiliate. There are not too many company owners that truly care about helping their members succeed. Kyle and Carson are always present within the WA platform and you can send them emails and ask for assistance. The community at Wealthy Affiliate is also second to none. It is a massive community with great folks who will help you all the way.

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hello Stephanie,

      Thanks for checking out my article. I can’t agree with you more. I have never come across anything like it before! A lot of others talk about being a training platform, but they can’t cut the mustard. Wealthy Affiliate puts action where their mouths are. They do what they say they will do. And, their word goes a long way with me. I extremely glad I became a member and I believe that a lot of other do also.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Please come back anytime.

  2. Julius Orias

    I really like what you have done to your website here. Thanks for sharing this post about on how to get started with Wealthy Affiliate University. I know the business and the training is top notch because I am also with this company and the community of people are so awesome of helping you and guide you if you are just a newbie to affiliate marketing. The support is also up to date, they are very quick into responding. You can even private the CEO or the Owner of the company if you have questions or concern. Again, I like the way your post here and very precise about the business of Wealthy Affiliate.

    Blessing to you,

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Thanks Julius. I appreciate your comments.

      I was very fortunate to come across Wealthy Affiliate. I had been looking for an affiliate training platform like this off and on for a number of years. It is the perfect place for people who want to start their own online business.

      I’m glad you found the article to be helpful and interesting. Perhaps you would be interested in my review of Wealthy Affiliate also.

      Thanks for stopping by to check out my article. If there are any questions I can help you with please let me know.



  3. Neil

    My mom has been asking me to search for legit ways online for her to make money since she keeps coming across a lot of scams and fraudsters.

    WOW! From what you say, Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a great training platform for my mom to get her very first online business started, and I’m sure she will love to read your story here too 🙂

    I will pass this on to her.


    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi Neil,

      If your mother is really interested in owning an online business, Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is definitely the right place for her. WA is where I got my start. Like her I had spent thousands throughout the years on programs and manuals that weren’t worth the paper it was written on. WA is the first company that I have ever come across that actually does what it promises.

      It takes a lot of time and hard work so tell Mom she has to be determined to stick it out because it won’t happen overnight. She should check out my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.




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