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How To Start An Online Business: Vitaly Gershfeld, A Super Affiliate Veteran | Littlemama Gets Real

Published on: December 1 2022 by Littlemama

How To Start An Online Business: Vitaly Gershfeld, A Super Affiliate Veteran | Littlemama Gets Real

How To Start An Online Business: Vitaly Gershfeld, A Super Affiliate Veteran | Littlemama Gets Real

hello everybody thanks for coming to my
channel today my name is grace I'm also
known as lil mama and in this video
today I'm going to be giving you episode
number 2 of little mama gets real and
this is a brand new series I am
unfolding here on my channel and it's
about we'll tok about online business
okay so if anybody's interested in
building their online business and
listening to other entrepreneurs tok
about their online business this is the
series that you want to listen to and
I'm going to have a special playlist for
this so you could catch up on the other
episodes okay so this is episode 2 of
little mama gets real in this episode I
am going to be interviewing Vitali
Hirschfeld and he has been a super
affiliate for years now so that's why I
call him a super affiliate veteran
because he's been a multi Multi multi
years of experience being a super
affiliate and so we're gonna be
discussing the process of making money
online it's like a just a casual
conversation I had with him while we
were in Vegas so I've met him twice in
person already and this is such a
privilege to have him sit down with me
to have conversation about his online
business and about his process and his
advice on how you guys can get started
as well so let's get started right now
so welcome Vitali your we are here in
Las Vegas
paid for from wealthy affiliate so that
we can what discuss better things the
wealthy affiliate ready and it's bambor
so yes and so I wanted to interview
Vitaly because he's been a super
affiliate for several years now so
you've been to those conferences this is
my sixth year I think just six year oh
wow
so yeah and you've been with wealthy
affiliate since 2007 seven just quickly
like why do you keep promoting wealthy
affiliate all these years well I think
they have a really good product they
have a really good service and they have
really good training and you know you
and I are products of that kind of
training and you know that the very fact
that you can help people get better
results in life whether it be building
something that they're passionate about
it doesn't have to be promoting wealthy
affiliate it could be promoting whatever
it is that they're interested in getting
better results out of their life yeah
it's a good reason to do it especially
compared to all the other garbage I've
seen online yeah Philly it is you know
the pie in the sky right yeah what do
you think on the community inside it is
one of the most active and positive
communities I've seen I don't socialize
too much on the community but I do see
from time to time people interacting and
it's it's always very positive yeah I
mean it's totally has helped me go from
like being so frustrated so frustrated
and they just support support support
and it's like if it was not for that I
don't think I would have gotten to my my
status in 2018 because it was because of
other super affiliates I I kept
bothering about asking them questions as
well like you know how many polls have
me pause allowed on a stuff so it's like
the community is so giving everybody's
there in the same boat and that's what's
fun about having that community too it's
like everybody has the same mindset and
it's like it's it's funny nice to have
people understand what you're going
through if you've gone through some
stuff you know
the online space I mean do you get
lonely in the online space I mean I feel
even as a stay-at-home mom I feel lonely
at home behind my laptop all the time
like I'm a different kind of person I
kind of prefer solitude yeah you don't
mind at all I mean if I do get tired of
it I'm you know I have another life
where I teach people to defend
themselves so I socialize and interact
while punching and getting punched at
the same time so that's how I compensate
that's true
I'll get my socializing in a week yeah
there's a lot of people on my channel
that loves to make money but in your
opinion since you've been you know a
super affiliate for seven years what's
the best way to start an online business
in 2020 this day and age so well so
here's a thing very often when you're
asked about the fastest way or the
easiest way and then you tok about
online business and the best ways to
start those you get different viewpoints
if you're asking me about the easiest
way to get started I would tell you find
products that's your own and do reviews
on YouTube for it that is the fastest
way to get started find products that
you oh that's right so I'll give you an
example so I own drones I own like
expensive winter jackets when I see just
products just physical products just
physical products you find you try to
create a YouTube channel for that you
sign up for programs like Amazon or
whichever programs offer the ability to
promote them and then you just make
YouTube reviews on it good YouTube
reviews obviously and see where that
goes and if you get good at that then
you can go for more long term stuff like
trying to find out something that you're
passionate about like a niche and then
you start a blog on it and a YouTube
channel on it and you go further with
that okay so why would you choose
YouTube initially like why did you say
you know is that do you field beginners
are ready for camera right away this day
and age it's a lot easier than before if
there's a much faster learning curve for
most people to make youtube videos
versus trying to write something out I
think it takes less time to do plus you
get traffic way faster to your YouTube
channel
than you do for a site so for most
people that don't know if you start a
new blog you site whatever the case is
if you're trying to rank on Google it'll
take you about a good six months before
that happens and that's not even a
guarantee either right yeah so people
don't have the patience for that versus
if you set up a YouTube video reviewing
something you're gonna start getting
views like maybe within ten minutes or
so and if it's a very good video and it
gets traction you can go further with
that mm-hmm so the more reviews you do
the better you get at it and the more
potential sales that should be able to
make as an affiliate but what if
somebody don't have a lot of money to
buy all these different products for
they do what you do they have to own the
product to review it's ideal because if
somebody owns the product look I'll
explain the workaround way of this kind
of stuff in a moment but it is ideal to
own something if you're going to review
it because when people are seriously
considering buying something especially
if it's really expensive if they know
someone actually has it and they're
giving you a good unbiased review not
like saying buy this buy this but like
giving you a genuine quality review
about it they give you more trust and if
they give you more trust it's easier to
make the sale that way now here's the
thing when you asked me about what the
easiest way was I said fine stuff that
you already own so you don't have to buy
new stuff you could start with this and
then use and you then use the money to
buy new things and review those as well
and then here's the thing you you
shouldn't buy something just random
stuff based on hey hey I can make this
much Commission on it because if that's
the way that you're thinking you're not
gonna make sales that way you should buy
things based on what you like because if
you like that then you have more
knowledge on it which means you'll be
able to do a better review of it and
that'll make it easier to make sale
that's my personal opinion okay well we
kind of jumped in just questioning so if
you want to just give a little intro
about yourself though be also working
kind of petrus yeah that's why like how
many years you've been doing this online
thing and come yeah
background so I'll make it rather quick
I my name is Vitaly and I've been an
affiliate marketing since 2005 I was 19
years old when I first discovered this
it wasn't really affiliate marketing
that I discovered I just discovered that
it was possible to make money online I
was I'll never forget it I was one of my
first days in college I was a freshman I
was just kind of cutting class not that
I encouraged that but it happened and I
was sitting in a computer lab wondering
you know how am i what am I gonna do
with my life how do I pay for school and
all these sorts of things and I was just
browsing the internet looking for ways
to make money while I was in school and
just something came up about how I could
write an e-book about something I'm
knowledgeable about and sell that to
masses of audience and make money that
way so I jumped on that that didn't work
very well I wrote an entire ebook which
was over 90 pages long and only made one
sale on it twice and I had to refund one
of those sales to the person that bought
it twice so that was a disaster of a
project but you know like the success is
built upon failures if you keep moving
forward yeah and so I did I found out
about writing artikles on easy and all
those sort of stuff and that's when I
discovered wealthy affiliate eventually
and I started to get success in
affiliate marketing like after 2008 it
went up and down there was six figures I
would broke a couple of times from that
and this is something I'm very
transparent about I just everyone who
reads my about me pages knows about
these very same things I'm telling you
about
and Here I am today yeah I see a lot of
people advertise that they're always
making a lot of money
but it's in reality online business is a
lot of ups and downs and lots of valleys
to go through so I do have a comment
about that the thing is when you get
your first success you do obviously get
excited you see the potential of it but
there's a mistake that people make which
is they think that this is the way it's
gonna continue like now that I've made
that sale or now that I've made those
few sales now I can just you know
yeah sit back relax and you know I can
retire at this point right that is not
how this works and that's how a lot of
people who gain their success fall from
that grace yeah
[Laughter]
so yeah that's cool all right so what if
there's people out there who can't do
video and kind of scare about being fun
the camera like what's the best route
for them it's like do you have to be an
influencer let being out there tonight
why I don't like the word influencer I
don't like titles and in general I just
like to be known as you know fatality
but here's the thing if you're gonna run
an online business you have to step out
of your comfort zone in one way or
another the very fact you start a
website a blog the fact that you're
putting your content out there the fact
that you're putting a YouTube video out
there whatever the case is if you try to
what's the word I'm looking for if you
try to be very careful about everything
that you do in life you're never gonna
get anywhere you have to put yourself
out there you have to go through that
discomfort initially and it gets easier
in time so my answer to that is grow up
just do it I mean yeah the thing is like
even if you and you probably will write
blog artikles or make youtube videos
that you'll look back on and be like oh
my god I look so bad I say things so
badly but guess what everyone's gonna
forget it eventually yeah no one's gonna
remember who you are
with these old videos and the thing is
without practike how else are you going
to get better whatever my blogging
making youtube videos I mean I started
making YouTube videos and showing my
face only last year and I've been doing
YouTube for a few years but not as
seriously as I was last year and you
know I did it the first time I was like
okay not bad I can do it again and as I
was getting better I was like this is
this isn't bad at all it's it's much
easier I'd crank out videos way faster
now i blog way faster now yeah totally
you get through that discomfort by
facing that discomfort exactly yeah
repetition is key
yes so work ethic so build an online
business like how much time do you think
people need to put in like it's this low
an hour a week thing or is this like for
instance how much time do you put into
your business I'm actually a really bad
person to influence people when it comes
to that's because I'm going to be pretty
i procrastinate a lot of slack well I
mean you know when you're lazy preneur
well actually a nickname that I used to
go by my
playing online games was lazy and so
just don't call me that to this really
so yeah it's kind of a projection thing
I guess if you think about it but point
being is it the short answer is
everybody's different but as a universal
thing the more work you put in means the
more you get out of it so if you work
ten hours a week at whatever pace that
you work at you're gonna get 10 hours
worth of stuff done but the more you do
it the faster you're gonna get and to
say like hey you need like 10 hours a
week to start a successful business it's
just it's disingenuous everybody's
different everybody writes different
everyone has their own pace that the way
that they produce content so I would say
don't focus on how many hours you do it
focus on objectives make your first
video make your first blog artikle and
try to make it within like maybe a day
or two and then go from there so the
second video you make the second blog
you make don't even focus about making
it faster focus about making it better
in content bettering the quality of the
content and what you're gonna notike is
that the more repetition you get the
faster you're gonna get without focusing
on the time mm-hm and then you'll be
able to make your own schedule based on
that because I don't know what kind of
life people have that are listening to
this they may have it maybe a student
like I was they may have their own
families they may have two jobs that
they're working so it depends it depends
but but also don't do this when your
time because when you're tired you're
gonna create really crappy content and
that's gonna influence your business so
if you're tired don't do this do this
when you like really feel passionate
about that's gonna project in your voice
in your tone and your body language all
that sort of stuff I also feel like
anybody who is new brand new coming in
like going to online business they need
to figure out a way in the beginning to
fit this into their life so you you may
need to like start like slowly like
maybe one hour a week maybe two hours a
week and then build it up and really
dedicate your extra hours as much as you
can because like I think people don't
understand that they really need to give
up stuff give up parts of their
socializing parts of their you know not
flexing and all this stuff you know so
it's like yeah
it's like oh man or they just think oh
this doesn't work because I've put in
ten hours already in like a whole month
this is something I've learned about in
regards to this stuff and it doesn't
just apply to affiliate marketing it
applies to everything in life it's you
know if you want success in anything you
have to be willing to go very very far
and you have to be ready to fail because
failure is part of the process but
failure is not a bad thing people have
this idea where all I fail that means it
doesn't work no you're just on your foot
steps to get to that point I mean you
don't go from point A to point B in one
step you gotta you know if it's ten
steps away you've got to go through the
steps and you might stumble you might
trip that might happen but B is still
there it's waiting first so you have to
keep going and if you expect failure but
in a good way it's okay I've learnt you
know I came to know another another less
I know what to do I know what to improve
upon next time you will get there
eventually so don't look at failure as
all you know I screw it up it's over now
it's like okay I'm getting one step
closer and it really is that way anyone
that successful will tell you this yeah
absolutely absolutely I welcome it I
want it more because the more you fail
you're actually getting closer and
closer to your goals absolutely and do
you have a daily morning routine as a
successful online entrepreneur so I'm
not encouraging this I mean just a
disclaimer right now so I pretty much
wake up whenever I want to
oh what a life it is a life like you
know I I did work my butt off to get to
this life I'm not gonna buy about that
right in the beginning oh no not like
this yeah you can definitely ride the
wave of success but you also have to
maintain the wave of success but anyway
born being I wake up in the morning I
drink a cup of coffee I sit down and I
see what my tasks are I always start
with substance I you know mainly do
wealthy affiliate promotional stuff I
see what my referrals need what they
need help with and those are the first
things that I address then I have a
certain set of things that I cover on my
main sites maybe I'll write a blog post
maybe I'll update certain content that I
want to rank better the point being is I
always look at it from point of view of
like what's the most immediate thing
that I can do to my business to get more
traffic more sales more
improvement over all yeah and however
long it takes is however long it takes
and then it's just you yourself right do
you have any VA s like Virtual
Assistants
do you have higher I have trust issues
yeah so I don't yeah it's very difficult
to find a good VA I I've had I I do
still have one that I toked to from
time to time but and the person does
work for me he writes artikles on
certain other sites that I still run but
at this point in time I haven't exactly
developed a certain blueprint that I
could pass off to a freelancer yeah
because if you're gonna get into
freelance work I'll tell you right now
you got to teach the person what you
want them to do because how can they how
can they understand what your style or
what your taste is or what your
expectations are if you don't tell them
so training may be something that you
want to invest in if you have want to
have a serious freelance writer for the
long term and it's a good investment if
you can get through that initial
training stage yeah well we have a
friend that hasn't touches sight for a
whole year he's - mm-hmm the freelance
stuff yeah
but he's doing well with it right oh
yeah I mean sometimes people hit the
lottery sometimes you got to train the
people yeah I'm more on the ladders yeah
yeah you still learn control right but
about us I want people to know that you
can still be a solopreneur and still be
you know have a massive business on your
own yeah that's why online business is
so accessible like to anybody and it's
like I think that's why it's so exciting
to have that was a broke college student
when I started yeah you know I
definitely had really good ups and
really bad downs but yeah I still mainly
do this myself and
the thing is I'm trying to scale my
business to a point where I have no
choice but to hire someone to do
something okay I want to kind of be
cornered into that and it's a good way
yeah cornered into something yeah where
is it's like you know what I'm not too
confident about letting someone take
control of certain parts of my business
when and then if comparing that to oh I
have no choice but to do it then that
makes it an easier decision mm-hmm so
then I have no choice if I had trust
issues who cares I need to make my
business grow so I have to hire that
person yeah definitely well it's all
learning right yes you keep keep trying
different ones if you don't get a good
one like so thank you so much for
telling for your time today and I really
appreciate it and I hope my audience
have learned something for you but um I
want you to tell them like if they want
to find stuff about your work there you
go should you just go on YouTube and you
type in my name Vitaliy Gershenfeld good
luck with that you'll be able to find my
name so well I'll have a link in the
video description that's probably the
best photo you're probably not gonna be
able to type in my hole man well thank
you very much again I hope you guys have
learned something and I'll see you in
the next video