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What is Wealthy Affiliate all about?
Wealthy Affiliate is a membership site that will teach you everything about website development and internet marketing. Training comes in the form of video courses that is not only neatly organized, but also easy to understand. Apart from the training courses, the site also has one of the biggest and most active online communities with many skilled marketers sharing their knowledge. Wealthy Affiliate is basically an “All in One” when it comes to building an online business. It provides all the things you will need to start up, like your WordPress websites, a keyword tool, domains and many more.
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Who are the Owners and how old is the program?
WA was founded in 2005 by two online marketers Carson and Kyle and it became the number one community for creating and growing a successful online business.
Who will benefit from Wealthy Affiliate University?
Although I highly recommend this program for beginners, WA provides training for people with different skill levels, from newbie’s up to skilled marketers. Wealthy Affiliate makes the program accessible for everyone, including those who cannot afford to pay high prices for training or have a limited budget.
Here is some of the audience that benefits from WA:
- Internet Marketers
- Local businesses and companies
- Online merchants
- Local marketers
- People that want to build their own website(s)
- People that want to sell their products online
- Retired people, looking for an additional income
- Individuals looking a trusted hosting platform
- People who want to turn their hobby into an additional income
- Bloggers and website owners that want to improve their web sites.
WA IS NOT AN MLM program and you do not need to build a massive down line to make money from the program. You are not required to sell WA itself. The platform teaches you how to make money online.
Unless you are a skilled marketer, you will not get rich overnight. WA is not a “get rich quick” scheme. The platform will help you to build a solid online business that will endure for a long time, along with active support that will be needed to subdue the “notion of doing it alone”
How much does it cost to join?
Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership – Free.
Premium Membership - $49 month or $359 yearly.
If you upgrade to the premium membership within 7 days your first month access will only be $19.00
Wealthy Affiliate General Overview
The training is adjusted to suit every ones need and includes:
- Video training
- Tutorial Training
- Classrooms on specific topics
- Question and Answers
- Live weekly training classes
- Task based Courses
- Participate in interactive discussions
Coaching and Support – The customer support is responsive and helps members with any issues that they might run into. Carson and Kyle are actively participating along with members to answer questions. This is by far the most active community online and various methods to communicate are available like; a live chat box, questionnaire option, forum, active dashboard and micro blog communication.
If you have questions, they will get answered!
Website Builder, Hosting and Domains – WordPress became the most popular blogging platform with dozens of templates to choose from. You can choose to run the blog on a free siterubix.com domain or link it to your own. WA’s hosting has an awesome reputation and websites that are hosted on the service tend to do extremely well compared to other hosting companies. In addition, WA also has their own domain service that will enable you to buy your domain(s) without going back and forth between companies.
As a Starter Member, you will have access to three of the 13 classrooms along with all the basic training and tools needed to start taking action. The premium membership provides everything to start your online business and gives you access to use the advanced training courses and exclusive tools.
The Free Starter Membership includes:
- 2 Free Websites along with free hosting.
- Phase one of the boot camp training course that teaches you how to build a website that has authority.
- Instant access to over 500 training modules
- Access to 3 of the classrooms
- For the first 7 days, you will have live support from the owners and other experts in the community.
- 30 keyword searches a month.
The Premium Membership includes:
- Personal support from Kyle and Carson along with access to 1-on-1 mentoring and support from experts within the community.
- Four hours live video training classes that go along with full questions and answers every Friday that covers tactics and techniques that will help you to develop a successful online business. You will also have full access to all the replays just in case you had missed it.
- Access to hundreds of hours extra video training classes to help you in becoming an expert.
- Full access to take part in discussions with the experts and in addition you also have access to the 500 000 exclusive discussions within the forum.
- Instant access to the 12 classrooms that cover a wide variety of topics like PPC, SEO, video marketing, content marketing and affiliate marketing to mention just a few. Each classroom consists of well over 100 training modules along with a full discussion board.
- Unlimited websites with unlimited hosting
- Host unlimited domains of your own
- Unlimited keyword research
- Access to phase 2 and all the future courses in the boot camp training.
- 100% higher affiliate commission boost.
Does Wealthy Affiliate have any Cons?
- I had found that the site has a huge amount of information and new members get somewhat overwhelmed if they do not follow the 1st start tutorials first on arrival.
- The live chat can be addictive and cause you to become less productive and prevent you from concentrating on the training itself.
- No Free memberships for certain countries - Due to the fact that some countries have a much higher fraud statistic, free memberships are not available. These include counties like Nigeria and India.
Questions and Answers...
How long can I be a free member?
You can stay a free member for as long as you want to. You will have lifetime access.
Are there any up-sales?
No, the free membership does not require you to purchase any additional services or programs. The premium membership is fixed at $49 a month or $359 a year. This includes unlimited domains and access to all the training.
I do not have my own product, do I need one?
Absolutely not, WA will teach you how to find the right product(s) that will complement your site. WA is for total newbie’s and advanced marketers. You do not need to be skilled, you will learn how to become skilled.
Here are some genuine success stories from real active members. Obviously there are many more, feel free to go check them out.
Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories
If you are a premium member and want your own domain(s), this will be an additional cost. This is entirely up to you and not a must have. Domains are cheap and goes for around $10 a year. Nothing else is required.
The platform is mobile friendly and you can use it on most devices that includes your iPad, android device or Windows phone.
What is the risk of joining WA?
There is no risk – you join for free and make a clear decision if you want to upgrade or not. No card details are required and you will definitely receive NO PRESSURE FROM ME!
Why do I promote WA?
The answer is simple, I strive to be a marketer who has pride and deliver quality. I do not want my name to be associated with a half baked product or scammy service that sell fairy tales and does not deliver quality. WA allows me to be that.
I Joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2013 and after almost 4 years, I have no regrets and definitely do not plan to leave soon. Beyond awesome community that become somewhat like one big happy family. Through the years, I made many friends, some needed help, others offered help, nevertheless a place with dreamers, but also those who are true ambassadors leading the way. So yes, I still make money with WA but it has become more than just seeking an income, it is about climbing up the ladder, looking at the fruits of hard labor and patience.
Why Do You Need WA?
Due to my own experience with several programs, I know that new marketers need a structure to get them going and that would be:
Affordability – New and even existing marketers have limited funds. Most people start on a small budget and simply cannot afford to pay for expensive advertising or constant upgrades. Wealthy Affiliate has a free option and members can test the program without any obligations, especially if they are not sure about the direction they want to take in the online industry. The premium membership is at a fixed rate and that gives members the freedom to work on a budget without having to worry about working harder just to upgrade to another level.
All in one platform – To become successful, we all need additional services like hosting, a website and various tools to run our businesses successfully. These services and tools can add up to an expensive amount when you put it all together, and new as well as existing online entrepreneurs struggle immensely to keep up when they don't earn from the internet yet. Wealthy Affiliate has done a great job to add the essential tools and services into one platform to give new marketers that crucial head start without breaking the bank.
Support – This would be the most important part for me since I believe that new online entrepreneurs are not able to get successful by themselves. It has been proven that most successful online marketers had some kind of mentor or support program that guided them into becoming successful. Wealthy Affiliate provides one on one support, making it easy for newbie’s to feel comfortable with the aspects of building their businesses.
WA gives you all the building materials, but the rest will be up to you. Getting started is always the hardest part, but with the right motivation and positive attitude there is absolutely no reason to fail.
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