Wealthy Affiliate (WA) was created in 2005 by owners Kyle and Carson to provide a gateway to online entrepreneurs, in order learn, share and build their own online businesses. Over the past 10 years Wealthy Affiliate has grown into a well-established community and online universality to learn all about internet entrepreneurship. WA is an all in one platform to help people turn their passion into and online business and caters for people of all skill levels, from beginners to experts in making money online.
THE GOOD and THE BAD
- No obligation starter membership – Free (no credit card required)
- Free 10 lesson training coarse for starter members and 7 day full access to the community
- Platform to easily build and host up to 50 of your own WordPress websites (Limited to 2 as Starter)
- Cutting edge secure and fast web hosting with 24/7 support
- No skill required, education for all levels of experience
- Step by step training to set up and run a successful revenue generating online business
- Community with access to 100,000s of members and industry experts or mentors
- Spam free and supportive community
- Weekly live webinar training by industry experts
- University with 100s of courses with video and interactive training materials
- Tools and skill provided to make your online business a success
- There is so much information that you may be overwhelmed
- Not for everyone – you need commitment, driven and passionate to make this a success
- Need to upgrade to Premium to retain access to the advanced features – worth every penny
WHO IT IS FOR
Point number one, I’m not going to say this is for anyone and sugar coat that it only takes 5min a day blah blah blah… You need be committed, passionate and put the hours in at first to make a success of your online business using the Wealthy Affiliate platform. These qualities are required to be successful with anything in life and there is no quick and easy way to become successful or quick and easy way to make money, which brings me to my next point.
Point number two, this is not a get rich over quick or overnight scheme. This is a journey into a new career path, while educating yourself in this market, building the foundation of your online business and again putting in the hours to make your online business a success over time. Eventually you will earn a passive Income and need to spend less time managing your online business and have financial freedom, which is the end goal.
With that being said to ensure there are no smoke and mirrors I can say Wealthy Affiliate is for individuals that:
- Want to start with their journey to financial freedom
- Want to learn how to make money online with multiple options
- Want to start their own online business from a hobby or passion
- Have a full time job and want to generate a secondary income, eventually morphing into a primary income
Wealthy Affiliate is a platform of multiple components which will be discussed in detail below, from a high level this is what you will be able to accomplish as a member of WA . Essentially from a high level what WA teaches you to do and provide the tools to do it is the following: When you join sign up for free you gain access to 10 lessons on how to start your online business as well as 10 lessons focused on affiliate marketing. After you sign up you get access to the 24/7 live chat and any member on the community for 7 days. WA will also allow you to create 2 websites as part of the training material which does not expire, but in all honesty you would want to upgrade to premium membership to leverage the advanced training covering advanced topics to ultimately make your online business more successful. The point is make sure you dedicate some hours to Wealthy Affiliate in the first 7 days to get the most value out of special access period and talk to community members and ask questions. Then you will be able to make an informed decision wether you see value in upgrading to premium membership.
WA provides you with an comprehensive online university to learn and acquire the skills for creating an online business. There are a vast number of training courses with invaluable content accompanied by videos and tutorials to ensure you understand the concepts covered. There are certification courses from Level 1 to Level 5 available. What I also like is the checkpoints that you get after each lesson, to ensure you have covered and understand the content that was covered. This allows you to log into any machine and continue the coarse or lesson where you left off. There are also weekly training webinars presented by various experts on specific topics which normally runs for 80min, but the best part is these sessions are recorded and available within 24 hours for you to access and replay in case you missed it or even want go over it again. There is always something new to learn!
Wealthy Affiliate offers many different perks throughout the year and is constantly upgrading their product to stay on top of the marketing world. WA not only provides the educational platform to create you online business, but also provides the tools to ensure your success. Some of these amazing tools included are:
- Websites & Hosting
- Keyword tool
- Rapid Writer
- Link Tracking
- Keyword Lists
- Article Directory
- Affiliate Boot Camp Program
- Certification Courses
- Ambassador program
All the tools you need with the much needed training to use them correctly. What I really like is the fact that you can do everything from this platform and do not need to bounce between multiple sites to get things done. For example you can buy a domain name, instantly create a website for your new domain, hosted on SiteRubix which is integrated with WA, research keywords to ensure you webpage will rank high through Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
This is the component money can’t buy. There is a community with 10,000s of members who can’t wait to help. Be it questions and answers sessions, brainstorm sessions in the chat room or just posting your question in live chat. Community members constantly create their own training material which is shared with the premium members to add value. Wealthy Affiliate is a user friendly social network with all the functions of asking questions, comment, like posts or comments and follow members that captures your interest.
WA is dedicated in supporting their members 24/7 to ensure they have the best opportunity to be successful. As mentioned above you can ask any question on the community and I actually asked some questions directly to one of the owners “Kyle” and he responded with what I wanted to know in a few hours, which means anyone is accessible for guidance or questions you need answered. From the hosting side you also receive 24/7 support for any website issues to ensure uptime which directly translates to generating revenue. You really feel part of a community with people you can depend on when you are in need of advise… you know that warm fuzzy feeling.
To get started with Wealthy Affiliate you can sign up as a Starter Member for Free!! No obligations or credit card details are required so you have nothing to loose.
Once you have gone through the starter member phase you can decide if this family is for you and sign up or walk away, but remember to make full use of the first seven days. If you do decide to upgrade to Premium Membership it is a $47 per month investment which is worth every penny. There is also a promotion to sign up to premium for the 1st month for only $19, so if you see value but are not 100% convinced, you can become a premium member for an additional month and then still opt out if WA is not for you. There is also a yearly options of $359 available which works out less than $30 per month.
MY 2 CENTS
I firmly believe Wealthy Affiliate is of great value and a absolute must for someone that wants to learn how to make money online or even improve what they are currently doing. This is the foundation of your Internet marketing education no matter what direction you take.
The best way I can describe my experience is that WA allowed me to join as a starter member for free, but then they dangled this carrot in front of me to sign up for premium membership. At first I was reluctant to bite, but when I did a field of carrots opened up in front of me. With Education comes endless opportunities 🙂
Join Wealthy Affiliate today and commit to at least 3 months, you’ll never know unless you try!!
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