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How to Escape your Classroom and Earn a Passive Income Using a Simple 4 Step Formula

Nancy WestWelcome to the ultimate guide to Escaping the Classroom, a handy walkthrough on how to passively earn revenue online as a teacher. Not an educator? That’s OK, I won’t hold that against (lol) you as this will benefit you regardless of your profession or life experience.

What Exactly is the Ultimate Guide to Escaping the Classroom?

This Ultimate Guide will be a simple step-by-step walkthrough on how you can start an online business by using a simple 4 step method on selling or promoting items in which you hold zero inventory. This process is called Affiliate Marketing. We will get into the actual details shortly below.

A Source of Inspiration

Before we get into the 4 step formula, I wanted to share with you a screenshot of someone who has been taking action with the 4 step formula and reaping the rewards of her efforts. Have a look at Erin and her accomplishment!

Success with the 4 Step Formula

With time, effort and support – anything can be accomplished!

4 Step Formula

Step 1: Choose an Interest

Do you have a passion or a hobby that you are interested in? Did you know there are thousands of others just like you who have an interest that purchase items online?  This is your first step (of the 4 step formula) to escaping the classroom and how you can earn an ongoing passive income.

By choosing an interest in which you have experience in, it makes all the following steps that much easier! Actually, it is very important for step 3! But we will discuss that shortly.

Step 2: Build a Website

Now that you have an interest in mind, it is time to build a website! Yikes! Sounds terrifying right!? I know exactly how you feel, because when I first got started, I didn’t know how to build a website as there are many elements to it including:

  • buying a domain name
  • setting up the hosting
  • installing the website-building software
  • adding the visual theme to the website
  • etc.

Before you run off, rest assured there is an easy solution for this. It is the exact system I use for this website and is called SiteRubix. It’s awesome as you can build a fully functional website in just a few minutes. I am aware this sounds overly hyped, but have a look at the video below where I build a website.

See how fast and easy that was? In just a few steps, I was able to create a fully functional website using the SiteRubix system.

Step 3: Attract Visitors

Now that you have your new website ready to go, it is time to get visitors to your website as it is the visitors who will ultimately earn you revenue. This is done by writing content that shows up in the search engines. This is called blog content or blogging.

To start this process, you would need to something called keyword research. This is where you research and understand what people are Googling to find information. Your job here is to find phrases (or keywords) that have high search volume (lots of people searching) and low competition (not too many websites in Google).

In continuing with our ‘clay modelling tools’ example, let me quickly show you how this is done using the provided tool inside of a place called Wealthy Affiliate. This is the website that provides all your tools and education.

  • Type a word into the research tool
    • Look for keywords that have over 100 search volume (Avg)
    • I used ‘clay modelling tools’
    • Looks good!
  • Write content based on that keyword
    • E.g. 10 best clay modelling tools for beginners

clay modelling tools

All of these numbers above, tell me that this keyword is a great keyword to blog about and would rank in the search engines.  Now if all this sounds and looks frightening, rest assured there is some great training available to you.

Step 4: Earn Revenue

Now that you have a website and some content within the site, the fun part is here: earning revenue from your website! There are a variety of ways to do this including:

  • placing ads on your website
  • selling your own products or services
  • promoting products via affiliate marketing

My recommendation is the affiliate marketing strategy as it is the best return with minimum effort and overhead (aka no overhead). Affiliate marketing is when you place affiliate links within your content, whereas if someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase (from Amazon who has an affiliate program), you earn a commission.

Now the more often you write content, the more often you have visitors read your content and the more often they will click on your affiliate links.

Now it’s Your Turn!

As you can see, this 4 step formula can be done with little effort and the return can be exponential based on your own drive to succeed.  Now, what I would like you to do is create your own account inside of Wealthy Affiliate where all the above tools reside and are available to you at no charge. They have a starter account in which you can start your own website utilizing the 4 step formula. There is, of course, a premium account available, but that is not needed to get started. 🙂

Before you get started on your website, I want to show you three more people at Wealthy Affiliate who are living the benefits of their decision to take action.

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Success 3

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Ready to add your successes to the list?

I Am Going Help You

When you sign up, I will be on the other side helping you throughout the process. So, if you get stuck or need some assistance – you can send me a message and I will do my best to help you out! Click on any of the green buttons on this page to get started today, and I will see you inside of the Wealthy Affiliate community!