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    Wealthy affiliate review

    We’ve all had tough times over the past few years and more and more people are searching online for ways to make money or add to their current income. I did the same in 2021 so I want to share my experience for others who have perhaps come across Wealthy Affiliate too.

    Wealthy affiliate review

    Wealthy Affiliate review

    Name: Wealthy Affiliate
    Cost: FREE to join with the starter membership
    Upgrading to premium is optional.
    Premium is the most popular package and is priced at $49.00 / £40.14 per month/ Or $497.00/ £407.14 per year.

    Domain name: $14.99/£12.29 per year

    My rating: 9 out of 10

    When I first searched the web for how to make money online back in August 2021, I was surprised by how many companies there were.

    It was a little overwhelming to say the least. When covid hit, millions of us were looking for ways to earn money whilst being stuck at home and with so many online businesses, how do we tell which ones are genuine and which ones are potential scams?

    I glazed over several companies before I came to Wealthy Affiliate and something caught my eye and I was intrigued to read further into the online world of affiliate marketing.

    What is affiliate marketing?

    The basics around affiliate marketing

    Affiliate marketing is an online platform that has step-by-step guidance and tools to help you build an online business.

    A platform where commission to an external website is paid through traffic, affiliate links and referrals.

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    Who created Wealthy Affiliate?

    Wealthy Affiliate was founded by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim back in 2005. They remain very active members of the community and offer help when needed.

    Where it starts 


    Finding a niche

    Possibly the hardest part is finding a niche.

    We need a topic to write blogs about. We are all passionate about something but we have to be so passionate that we can write articles for our website on a regular basis.

    Niche ideas

    ■ Weight loss

    ■ Cooking

    ■ Sports

    ■ Art and crafts

    ■ Parenting

    ■ Clothing

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    The list is endless so there will be something for everyone.

    Find a topic that you enjoy and build your website around your ideas. Once you have set up a website and started to publish articles, Google will find them and index them.

    This means that they have been found online and over time, the more people that find your website and find articles that you have written that are helpful to them, the more traffic you will receive.

    Over time, the more traffic you receive the more money you can potentially earn.

    Adding affiliate links by companies that you have joined, which are relevant to your niche, recommending Wealthy Affiliate to others, and having adverts placed on your website can all earn you money.

     The pros

    Step by a step training at your fingertips

    The training is easy to follow with videos to watch alongside reading  information.

    Tick boxes at the bottom of each page allow you to keep track of which tasks you have completed if you need to go back to where you finished.


    Free to join

    People like to know that they have the option to trial a platform before committing to paying money and this is definitely one of the reasons why I joined.

    It gives everyone the opportunity to see how they get on, if working as an affiliate is actually suited to them and if they have the time to commit to it.


    No direct product selling

    We are all sales people yet most of us don’t realise it.

    If you’ve ever recommended a film at the cinema, a restaurant or a holiday to your friends and family, you don’t commission for it. If you were to sell a product through an affiliate link on your website, you would be paid commission for that recommendation.

    With Wealthy Affiliate, you advertise affiliate links to products that you choose relevant to your niche, so the pressure is off trying to get friends/family and strangers to purchase directly from you.

    Full support from the community

    We all need help and support when we start something new and this platform is exceptional for the help they give.

    Every question is answered by other members of the community and they will link resources to their answer to assist you further if needed.

    With so many members in every part of the world, (195 countries) there will always be somebody online to help with a question.

    24/7 Site support

    There is a designated site support if you have any issues with your website and they are very quick to respond to any queries, to keep your website continuously running efficiently.

    Website security 

    Websites are monitored 24 hours a day to offer you the security to ensure that your website is kept at bay from hackers and spammers.


    The cons

    A little overwhelming

    Like any new business, there is a lot to learn and do to get things rolling. If you’re a thing like myself, I want to learn everything all at once but it’s not possible.

    Little steps and consistency are the perfect combination.

    The hardest part is starting.


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    Basic computer skills are ideal

    Although it does say that you don’t need to have any computer skills as you will learn everything through the training, I feel everyone would benefit from basic skills.

    Having experienced it firsthand, I found it much easier to learn the different tasks with the knowledge that I already have of working with an ipad/ computer.

    Upgrade option can be expensive

    In any business, we need to pay out money before we can earn the money back.

    Paying for a yearly premium is more cost effective than paying monthly but you do need to have the money in order to move forward with the training.

    The free option allows you to complete 10 training lessons.

    Once you have reached your limit with the free trial, you will need to upgrade to premium to access the site further.

    This will benefit you and your business with all that the platform has to offer.

    Training updates required

    Some of the training is a little outdated but there is an option above all of the training lessons to request an update.

    If you do come across any training that’s asking you to manually do something on your website and your device doesn’t have the option, an update can be requested or you can ask the community to assist.


    Is it a scam?



    We are all too quick to assume the negative with anything we read or see and looking for ways to make money online is no exception.
    We try to find fault in something if it sounds too good to be true. I always believe that if something does sound too good to be true, it usually is.
    What about wealthy affiliate?
    With over 2,600,000 members in the community, they can’t all be thinking the same thing.
    We often label things as a scam when it’s something that we fail at or lose money from.
    “It must be a scam because it’s not working for me”.
    Wealthy Affiliate state an ‘endless opportunity and zero risk’.
    This is because there’s no obligation to continue your journey if you find that the free starter membership isn’t a fit for you.
    Behind the platform are real people helping others to succeed.
    I strongly believe that we all have to fail at something in order to move forward and be successful.
    With over 23,000, people helped daily and over 1,800 expert coaches, they’re surely doing something right.
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    Should I sign up for premium?

    Most definitely if you’re serious about trying to make money online.

    The free platform will help you to a certain extent, but in order to start seeing an income you will need to sign up to premium.

    You will then have access to boot camps, online classes, unlimited support to name just a few of the benefits.

    Within the premium amount you will get all the help that you need 24/ 7 and a keyword research tool called Jaxxy that helps you to find the best keywords to use when writing your articles.

    Something I feel is so important in any online business as there is a lot of competition out there.


    With Wealthy Affiliate, we can create an online business with a niche that we are passionate about.

    Having so many ideas that we can choose, I knew straight away that I wanted to incorporate my love of fragrances.

    I knew I could write lots about the topic and help readers with their queries when they search online.

    What is premium plus?

    Premium plus is the top Level of Wealthy Affiliate and gives you stacks more training at your fingertips.
    The advantage of hosting 10 premium websites, instead of 3 with premium and advanced options for those who perhaps work full time in the industry and can put in the hours required.

    My story

    Alongside being a freelance hairdresser, network marketer and a 1-1 support teaching assistant for a special needs boy, I felt the need to add another income.

    Something to fall back on through my later years when perhaps my full time business in hairdressing would become too much as I grew older.

    I had no idea what affiliate marketing was, so the nearest I had come to this kind of business was working in network marketing.

    I was introduced to a company called FM World in 2016.

    A perfume company that began in 2011, selling designer inspired perfumes and cosmetics.

    As a lover of fragrances, I was sold and have built a small dedicated team who have the same passion for helping others as I do.

    Being in the network marketing space for the past 8 years, lead me to connecting with lots of people online.

    Those connections became friends. Through those friends, I have received many messages from those in my Facebook community who already work in affiliate marketing.

    I shied away due to a lack of knowledge for the business. Besides, I wanted to find out for myself and in my own time without the pressure.

    I decided to search online as it seemed that so many of my connections were into this new way of earning money.

    I typed in ‘earning money online ‘ into the search bar to see what would come up.

    Wealthy Affiliate stood out from their competition. The page looked inviting and I had the chance to join for free to test drive the platform and receive my first 10 lessons for free.

    Unlike many affiliate companies, you don’t have to put any payment details in. Everything was broken down into small sections, so that I could take in all the information at first glance without feeling overwhelmed.

    I wanted to know how much it would cost after the free session, what affiliate marketing involved, and what time I would need to put aside to allow for this new adventure.

    I’m sure that most people sign up for projects, products, etc when we see the word FREE.

    We have nothing to lose when something doesn’t cost a penny. Having a new opportunity to trial this new online business gave me the chance to find out if it really was something that would suit me. It had to fit around my other full-time work and self-employed business.


    Get- rich- quick

    Wealthy Affiliate isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme.

    Some people may join an online company in the hope that they will earn a lot of money with minimal work.

    Like any business, it takes time ( and money) to build.

    Don’t join Wealthy Affiliate expecting to be paid hundreds of pounds in your first few weeks or even months of joining as you will be bitterly disappointed.

    There isn’t any business out there that and you can earn quick money with minimal effort.

    As much as we may want there to be, if you’re looking to earn instant cash, this kind of business isn’t for you.

    The training is very easy to follow, albeit a little overwhelming if you try to take on too much in the beginning. Little steps are recommended so you understand what you are doing.

    There is no rush. It’s taking things at your own speed and there is no pressure to catch up with everyone else. It’s your own journey. There are enough pressures in life nowadays so we don’t want to add to them.


    If working online fits in around your family life, in between other commitments and you enjoy helping others by writing useful articles, then sign up for the free trial.

    Surrounding yourself with successful people will improve your success. Truth.

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    You have nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain!


    By signing up and joining premium within 7 days, you will receive 3 bonuses!

    Join today for free and become a part of a wonderful community that aims to help us all reach success in our own way and unlock your FREE bonus’ and potential!


  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume 910 review

    Fm perfume 910 review. This is a unisex fragrance and a wonderful scent if you like delicate fragrances that sit in the wood family.

    So many of us love perfume but the price tag isn’t always suitable. So when we have a fragrance that is influenced by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes, it’s definitely worth trying.

    As previously discussed here on my website, FM WORLD create perfumes that are not only affordable and long-lasting but also contain very similar fragrance notes to that of the designer perfumes.

    When we look for a particular design of perfume, the price can be a bit of an eye-opener.

    Inspired by the designers

    Whilst there may be many designer fragrances that are within budget, the comparison that FM perfume 910 is very similar to is Baccarat Rouge 540.

    A fragrance that was first launched in 2014 under Baccarat’s name and then relaunched in 2015 by Maison Kurkdjian, this scent captures a delicate collection of gentle scents, contrary to sitting in the wood/oriental family.

    If you purchase a bottle of the Extrait De Parfum as a 70ml bottle from their website, you are looking at parting with an eye-watering £320.

    Can anyone justify that price? Well, if you happen to be a pop star named Rihanna, then indeed you can.

    This was her go to fragrance before she launched her own brand of perfume.

    Regarded as a very flattering scent for both men and women, it became a hugely popular choice on such social platforms such as Tik Tok and has transformed this scent into the success that we see today.

    There’s no denying that it is a beautiful bottle with its gold and red vibe and a very classy looking design but there will be many women and men who can’t or won’t buy such an expensive scent.

    FM perfume 910 review


    So, what do we do when we love a fragrance but the cost is just too much to part with?

    Some may buy ‘copies’ of their favourite scent and end up disappointed when their new purchase doesn’t live up to their expectations.

    Related post: buying cheap perfume will cost you more

    Buying a similar scent for less


    Another option is to purchase the inspired version from FM World.

    Those that are familiar with our scents will know that FM perfumes are not copies.

    They are unique scents that have their own design of bottle and packaging.

    The fragrances note themselves will be very similar to the designer scents but not identical.

    They are simply ‘inspired’ by other scents. Their bottle and packaging design is unique too.

    When we think of the fragrance wheel, it’s impossible to create a scent that doesn’t have similar notes to other perfume scents.

    Affiliate disclosure

    When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


    FM perfume 910

    Price: £27.50 purchased direct from FM World

    The Cheapest place to buy: eBay

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating : 9 out of 10


    FM perfume No. 910 fragrance notes

    Type: dry, flavoured with a hint of sweetness

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: Jasmine, saffron

    Heart: Balsam fir, cedarwood

    Base: Cashmere wood, ambergris, moss, brown sugar.

    We already know that we don’t need to purchase fancy bottles to make an impression and the simplicity of FM World’s design is just that.

    When a perfume or aftershave sits on the beside cabinet in between uses, there is no need to spend a fortune on the fancy packaging or bottle.


    After all, it’s the scent we should be the most interested in. This is what those around us will notice.

    We are very much influenced by classy and elegant looking bottles and this is what catches our eye first before we begin to decide on what scent we like.

    Retailers and perfume designers know this and customers are drawn to fancy packaging and the celebrity endorsers of certain fragrances.

    Familiarity sells much easier than unknown brands.

    Any scent that contains cedarwood or jasmine has my vote.

    This is the perfect scent for any season as it has a very delicate and light feel even though it doesn’t contain your classic delicate selection of flower and fruity perfumes.

    Why FM910 is so popular

    FM 910 has a wonderful balance of wood and oriental notes and the head notes ‘pop’ as soon as the bottle is sprayed.

    It’s easy to see why this fragrance is so popular. Once the scent settles on the skin, we are left with a ‘clear water’ smell.

    Crisp, seductive and very pleasant on our senses.


    FM perfume 910 review

    Some people may shy away from a unisex scent for fear of being too masculine for the ladies or more importantly (as women can get away with wearing a ‘masculine’ scent ), smelling too feminine for a man.


    What to expect with this scent

    I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

    There is a touch of sweetness to the notes yet it’s not overpowering or sickly. The scent almost reminds me of a fragrance that you would wear to a wedding.

    Delicate with just enough impact to be noticed without everyone turning around after you’ve walked past, with the screwed up facial expression telling you that your chosen scent is far too strong!

    It has a sense of seductiveness as the base notes reach the nose and definitely a scent that can be worn all year round.

    When we compare the fragrance notes in Baccarat Rouge 540, we can see that FM has similar notes but they’re not identical.



    Top notes: Jasmine and saffron

    Middle notes: Amberwood and ambergris

    Base notes:Fir resin and cedar.

    With such similarities, you will find it hard to tell which scent is the designer one.

    As with all perfumes, the base notes are those that will linger for the remainder of the time.

    After spraying on my skin around 8am one morning, I was pleasantly surprised to still be able to smell the notes at 5pm.

    A delightful and simplistic bottle that sits in the PURE ROYAL range, the FM 910 is definitely worth trying and a sample can be purchased here.

    I would always recommend trying any sample of FM’s perfumes first as scents do smell very different in the bottle to when they are sitting on the skin.



    A delightful scent that is very light and wearable and definitely suitable for both men and women.

    I would perhaps like a touch more scent and slightly stronger to pop through but overall the FM 910 is a very pleasant and a popular perfume within the PURE ROYAL range.




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  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume no.413 review

    FM perfume no.413 review

    Have you tried Fm World’s fragrances yet?

    They believe in simplicity when it comes to packaging and style of bottles and FM 413 is no exception.





    As we head into the spring and are perhaps looking for a fragrance that sits more in the oriental/fruity family, FM are not short of choice.

    No. 413 has been a very popular scent over the past few years as its fragrance notes are very similar to those of La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.



    Fragrance notes:

    Head: blackcurrant, pear

    Heart: iris, jasmine, orange blossom

    Base: chocolate pralines, patchouli, vanilla


    This fragrance gives a sense of sweetness and flirtatious vibes and a very popular scent to own.

    What’s great about this fragrance is that it also comes in a PHEROMONE perfume, INTENSE perfume ( which contains 30% perfume oil) , a fragrance candle, reed diffuser, a wardrobe fragrance and wax melts to name a few.



    It’s wonderful to find a scent that can be extended into the home to carry the beautiful spring/summer notes through every room.

    So what makes this fragrance one of FM’s most popular ?

    Many women love the smell of fruits and deep scents such as vanilla and patchouli.

    The Lancôme perfume, which was launched in 2012 and advertised by the beautiful Julia Roberts, has very similar fragrance notes.

    When we see celebrity’s endorsing perfumes, it encourages us to try that scent to give a sense of feeling and looking just as gorgeous as our idols.

    The only missing ingredient from FM413 is Tonka Bean. If you were to try a sample of FM 413, the smell will be almost identical.

    Whilst FM create their very own fragrances, they do use the same perfume oil as the designer fragrances which are created by DROM in Germany.


    You can read the story of DROM here.


    We already know that no one sees the packaging or fancy bottle when we purchase designer scents and they can leave a huge dent in the purse/wallet, yet many are still hung up on the idea of owning expensive brands.


    FM is a cruelty -free fragrance company and one that stands out from the rest not only for being affordable but for also creating long-lasting fragrances.


    As they have no celebrity endorsers or TV adverts, they can keep the cost down and therefore fans of the fragrances can indeed buy several bottles of their favourite perfumes.

    Having tried several and having a large selection of my own perfumes over the years, I have to say that no.413 is one of my favourites.

    It’s also a favourite for one of my customers!


    FM no.413 perfume review


    It’s suitable for all seasons as it has an oriental feel for wearing during the winter but also a selection of fruity notes that pop through to give a spring/summer vibe.

    Many women who currently wear La Vie Est Belle have said that they can’t tell the difference between their own designer bottled scent and that of FM 413.

    It’s an ideal scent to wear during the daytime in the office or out for a lunch date with friends. If you fancy a stronger version for an evening there is the option of the intense version too. How many designer fragrances give us that option ?



    FM 413 is a long-lasting fragrance without a doubt and will certainly get you receiving compliments as I do, when wearing it.

    Some will compare the Federico Mahora fragrance to that of La Vie Est Belle without understanding that this fragrance isn’t supposed to be a replica for the designer scent.

    In fact, none of the Fm perfumes should be compared to the designer scents because they are their own individual brand and company.

    Read my article about why buying cheap perfume will cost more

    If you love sweet and long-lasting scents then FM no.413 is definitely worth trying. Order your sample here.

    Some wearers have even noticed this particular scent lingers on clothing the following day after being sprayed.


    Another great reason to purchase if you want your clothes smelling gorgeous without having to wash them after the first wear.

    Due to its very fruity and oriental notes, this perfume only requires a few sprays as it is instantly noticeable.

    It will last around 6-8 hours and is one of the fragrances that does linger more than others so less is definitely more with this bottle.

    I love the idea that this bottle is designed with such simplicity that it fits perfectly inside a handbag if you did want to re apply throughout the day.


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    When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


    : £13.99

    Cheapest place to buy:

    Sold by FM World at £17.40

    Size of bottle : 50ml

    Sample size (1.4ml) available for 40 pence from FM World

    My rating : 10 out of 10!!


    If you are looking for a more intense scent, try the Pure Intense bottle. The size is the same and costs around £17.50 from