Updated October 2016. Wealthy Affiliate rocks!
Beautiful, profitable websites are the solution for people like me, who need a flexible way to earn money.
Take a look at the statistics on the left. The growth in affiliate marketing is astronomical. A $1.8 billion projected increase in the next four years. It’s easy to see that the future of retail and education is online.
I’ve been learning about making money online since 2013. I search for ways to earn while I go sailing and travelling. I need a portable business without the hassle of stock, shop or staff .
I also wanted low start up costs and low overheads. I found all this at Wealthy Affiliate.
“What I liked best about WA was that I could sign up for free and test it out for myself.”
Free or paid training, it’s your choice.
I did all of the 10 free training lessons and could see this was exactly what I needed to make a portable business. The free lessons showed me how to make money before I paid for anything.
I was a green as grass newbie when I started. Now I manage my own own sites and generate recurring monthly payments. Some people call it passive income, but there is a lot of setting up to do before it becomes ‘passive’.
I’m not a millionaire. I’m still learning. Most importantly, I now have the freedom and the lifestyle I’ve been searching for.
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Name; Wealthy Affiliate
Owners; Kyle and Carson
Price; Starter Members FREE
Premium Members $49. 00 per month
Premium Annual $359.00 once per year
My Rating 98/100
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online training centre where you learn how to make niche websites for profit.
Kyle and Carson began Wealthy Affiliate in 2005 and have taught thousands of people from all over the world how to build affiliate marketing websites. Today there are 185,000 active members from 195 countries, many of them with English as a second language.
What Wealthy Affiliate is not.
WA is not a ‘system’ that you buy into. It is not a MLM, not network marketing, definitely not a pyramid scheme, or a Ponzi scam or a greazy fly-by-night ripoff.
What will you learn at WA?
Wealthy Affiliate covers in depth the four steps to building a website and make it profit for you. I can explain the four steps pretty briefly here
Decide what your website is about, your niche.
It can be literally anything . Maybe you are into Japanese football, or muscle cars or organic make-up or porcelain dolls or online gaming. You probably have a special hobby or a favorite interest. You can choose a topic that you know a lot about, or want to learn more about. You can choose a subject that you are crazy passionate about.
The training will actually help you choose a good niche. For the Wealthy Affiliate introduction to niche ideas click this image below then scroll down on the new page.
Build a website.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how. This training will spell it all out for you and every lesson has a short video to show you the easiest way. Click here for a sneak peek right inside a Wealthy Affiliate classroom, where Kyle walks you through how to build a website in 30 seconds.
The videos make it so easy to follow! It’s like having your own private tutor by your side. Are you ready to try it out now?
Get people to visit your website through search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Wealthy Affiliate gives extensive training on how to produce quality content that gets ranked on Google and pulls heaps of customers to your site for free.
Monetise your website. Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to make money from your website (without having your own product.)
That’s it! Just four steps. There is no secret to it. Just follow the training and you will grow a business.
What Happens After You Do The Ten Free Starter Lessons?
The free lessons will show you how to start a niche website, but you won’t be able to see all of the training. If you decide that you really want to be a part of this billion dollar industry, you should become a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate.
Premium membership gives you access to absolutely everything WA has to offer.
(See the Free Starter Member VS Premium Member Comparison Table below.)
You will be offered a bonus discount rate of $19 to continue for one more month. This bonus rate gives you full access to everything WA has to offer.
When the bonus $19 month expires you have 3 options; (and a secret tip from me!)
- Remain a Premium Member as long as you want @$49 per month
- Say Goodbye to Wealthy Affiliate, no hard feelings, come back whenever you want.
- Save yourself a bunch of cash and sign up for Yearly Premium Membership @ $359 per year. (save $229 per year).
Psst! Here is a little known, but extremely valuable tip about Wealthy Affiliate Premium rates.
Each year Wealthy Affiliate jumps into the crazy sales madness known as ‘Black Friday’ and Cyber Monday. Kyle and Carson slash the price on WA annual membership down to….well last year it was $299! That’s like .82 cents per day! Imagine running an internet business on 82 cents per day! Cheaper than a coffee!
Don’t worry, if you really want to get started now, take up Premium membership here now . You can still take advantage of the Black Friday deal when it comes around. WA will correctly adjust any overlap in payments for you. Too easy!
Annual Black Friday WA membership is the secret to how I keep my overheads to an absolute minimum. Wealthy Affiliate hosts all of my websites and I still refer back to the amazing training regularly. All I pay is 82 cents (US) per day. Shhh. Our secret!
Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam.
Scams are those icky and annoying rip off tricks that a lot of “online opportunities” use to get you to spend more and more hard earned cash.
At Wealthy Affiliate you already know what the costs are. That’s it. That’s all.
There is nothing more to buy. No extra packages. You won’t have to purchase 100 CD’s. There are no ebooks to download. No inner circles or Mastermind groups, no expensive conferences to pay for. No. None of those scammy, sneaky upsells.
Just pay your membership and go for gold!
You get a comprehensive training course designed for both beginners and experienced users. The difference is, a beginner will obviously work through the course a bit more slowly than someone with more experience.
In the classroom shortlist below, you can see the lessons cover a lot of new skills. These skills mesh and mold into one complete system for website owners and affiliate marketers. Each of these skills are also valued and in high demand in modern employment categories.
If you love learning, like I do, you will be totally satisfied and engrossed with these lessons.
Every class follows the same format. eg;
- You read through the information about…for example…How to find Keywords.
- You watch the short video about Keywords.
- You complete and tick off 3 tasks about Keywords.
- You move on to the next lesson.
With this one step at a time method , you will literally see your new internet business start to unfold.
See my Wealthy Affiliate Review for 2014 for more course info.
Do you already own a website?
If so, I suggest you still take up the FREE Starter Membership offer even though you are more advanced. Reason being, you will also be offered the $19 first month discount.
I know from experience now, that you can skim through a lot of actionable lessons in no time and see massive improvemnt in your website performance. You will appreciate the quality, relevance and applicability of the Wealthy Affiliate training. You will find out
- how to increase your free organic traffic,
- how to integrate free social media into your marketing mix
- how to get your website on your customers mobile devices
- how to make your web content rank high on Google, Bing and Yahoo
- how to use simple design techniques to convert traffic into buyers.
Every member has access to experienced professionals within the community, including Kyle and Carson.You can live chat with real and experienced business owners. Ask any questions. Get fast replies.
And then there’s the WA State of the Art Hosting. You can flip your existing sites to the WA server and only pay the one premium membership price.
Other inclusions are WA Domain purchase – WA free Keyword Tool – WA Support – WA Affiliate Program – WA Malware Protection – WA Site Builder…and more, see the list below. Oh! So much value!
Jay’s Live Webinars.
Although his humor is ‘corny Canadian Geek’ , Jay Neil does a brilliant job in WA Webinars. He recently racked up his 200th live recording so he must be doing something right. All Premium members have access to the live and interactive weekly webinars. Jay helps to consolidate what we have learned in the classrooms. The live video training is recorded, so you can go back to view any of them at your leisure.
Jay teaches how to enhance your website work to a professional level. He does great case studies and puts real member’s websites into the Hot Seat for review. Ouch! I haven’t been game to volunteer for that one yet but it is extremely insightful!
We have in depth discussions about Facebook and Google Analytic and Structured Data Mark-up. What??? Yes, it gets very Geeky sometimes, but so much information! The webinars are like icing on a Wealthy Affiliate cake!
What is new at Wealthy Affiliate and how can it benefit you?
Improved; Website Hosting.
This years upgrades make WA hosting ‘State of the Art’ . They have also added FREE hosting for up to 50 Websites on demand, Full Redundancy (100% backed-up to the minute), the highest powered servers available, personal website monitoring and maintenance plus a service for removal of “rogue” plugins and themes.
No more password trouble, no more trouble logging in, no more passwords hacked, no more lock outs of your websites, no more hassle and you can have as many websites as you want.
- protection from hackers and malware.
- ability to move sites from one domain to another is important.
- Auto backup and massive storage on the server.
- Auto recovery.
- Spam management system.
- Smooth integration with WordPress
- Fast loading.
- Unlimited Cloud Storage (for Premium members)
Other domain hosting platforms offer bundled plans of ranging quality. A similar bundle to Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting will cost at least $75 per month with any other provider, just for the website hosting. Wealthy Affiliate does not charge a separate hosting fee for any websites.
New; Site Domain Names;
Late in 2015 Wealthy Affiliate introduced Site Domains. It is a place where anyone can search and buy website domain names. If you are a free or premium WA member your websites hosting is already included in your membership.
Now, with Site Domains your domain name can be fully integrated with the hosting service. It all adds up to a seamless experience when you are building your online portfolio.
Hot Off The Press; Built In Spam Protection.
The team behind Wealthy Affiliate are dedicated to making your online business as smooth running as possible. In June 2016 they added yet another awesome feature that no other hosting service comes near to. It’s called Site Protect and is a feature included in your hosting at no extra cost. Site Protect is a proprietary ,state of the art spam blocker.
In the past, website owners have needed extra plugins for wordpress sites to protect against spam. Site Protect is the Godzilla of anti spam and anti hacking ware. It is top of the line and automatically available to both free and paid members.
Find out more about WA Malware protection here.
WA has gone fully mobile.
Wealthy Affiliate has responded to the popularity of ipads, tablets, smart phones and iphones. All WA trainings and tutorials are comfortably usable across all devices, making it easy to do your learning on the fly.
You will also learn how to make your own websites mobile friendly. The current stats for web surfers using mobile devices is 58% and growing fast. Wealthy Affiliate is spot on trend.
Social Media Training.
Your online business should take full advantage of the massive reach of the social media platforms. Wealthy Affiliate provides up to the minute techniques to keep you on trend with all the social networks.
Understanding how to leverage social media can put you at the leading edge of your niche. You will learn how to properly leverage Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat, Instagram and so many others. It’s your choice which social networks to promote your website.
Have You Heard About The WA Community?
WA members come from 195 countries and at last count there were 185,000 of them! That is a lot of members! All of them are building websites, learning the training and helping each other.
A melting pot of cultures, generations and attitudes.
The members of Wealthy Affiliate come from every walk of life and every stage of knowledge about internet business. There are fishermen and doctors, moms and grandmothers, ambitious teenagers, creative souls, tech heads, metal buffs. You name it, they are at WA.
What is outstanding about the WA community is their genuine respect and patience for each other. You simply won’t find a more connected and helpful group. It is nothing like Facebook, where sledging, trolling, porn and worse are the norm.
A Community United by a Goal.
At WA the community have all walked the same path, so they understand where you are in your journey. They are united by that one main goal of earning money online.
Standing by through tough times.
We all go through rough patches, right? I have witnessed some personal struggles within the WA community and I have to say the members are unbelievably supportive. It’s the human side of this group. Some members have commented that they sometimes don’t get this kind of support from their families.
Sometimes, when you are learning about online business, your own family don’t quite understand what you are trying to achieve. Most people are mentally locked in to the 40/40/40 scam (JOB). To them, anything that strays from the ‘normal ‘ 9 to 5 work seems to be ‘wrong’.
It can be hard to press forward when you don’t have backers. Fortunately, WA members help each other rise above the ‘naysayers’ and just get on with their business building. Some members are dedicated to posting inspirational messages on a regular basis. They relish a call for help.
Help is on hand.
You can reach the community members from every area at WA. There is a live chat, private messaging, question box and room for comments and questions at the end of every tutorial.
Every member creates a little profile page about themselves when they first get started. You can follow each other to keep in touch. This way whenever you post a comment inside WA, your followers are notified. You will usually get a reply within an hour, instant if you use ‘chat’. It’s a great way to fast track your learning because you can discuss the lessons or problems with your peers.
It’s a ‘give and take’ kind of community.
The WA philosophy is to ‘pay it forward’. If you ask for help, then you can also offer help to someone else. I believe this is what keeps alive the high level of respect. Learn how you can become a Wealthy Affiliate member here.
What if you need help with a problem?
- Get instant help with the WA online chat service.
- Get fast answers from the community through the question box.
- The international student base means someone is ready to help, regardless of the time.
- Send a ‘Private Message’ any member, including the owners.
- The Online support ticket system helps with technical website issues with a typical response time is one hour.
What is Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp?
The Affiliate Bootcamp is an intensive online course, separate to the Entrepreneur Certification Courses. Bootcamp is where you learn how to become an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate. The commissions paid by WA are some of the highest percentages I have ever seen. It’s for people who want to work in the ‘Make Money Online’ niche.
Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes
- Understand the WA Affiliate Program Opportunity
- How to Set and Reach Extraordinary Affiliate Goals
- Learn How You Can Meet Us in Vegas (annual event)
- How to Share Content Within Wealthy Affiliate and Earn
- Finding and Creating a Successful “Authority” Style Domain
- Creating a Massively Successful WA Affiliate Camp
Bootcamp Course Description
“Before you can even consider promoting Wealthy Affiliate, you need to have a website in place. This is going to be your place where you can engage people, help them, and ultimately convert them into happy Wealthy Affiliate members. This course is going to get you up and running with your website.” from Kyle, co-owner of Wealthy Affiliate.
The VEGAS INCENTIVE for Wealthy Affiliate Entrepreneurs.
I love this idea. To claim a seat at the Vegas conference, your goal is to encourage 300 new memberships in one year..( less than one per day).
Program details for the “300” Vegas Incentive.
- Flight Expenses Paid (up to $600)
- Hotel Accommodations Fully Paid
- Awesome WA Swag Package (high end goodies)
- 3 Day Interactive Super Affiliate Conference
- Meet With Other Uber Successful Super Affiliates
- 2 hour Private Meeting with Kyle & Carson
- A Spectacular Vegas Show
- Drinks, Fun, & Maybe Even a Little Gambling 🙂
Serious foundations for serious business.
I have done the bootcamp training. For me, as a complete newbie it was the steepest learning curve I have ever been on. I loved every minute!
I would advise new learners to do the certification training before the Bootcamp course. Bootcamp is hardcore learning and it skips a lot of the basics that are taught in the Entrepreneur Certification. I found that I had to do a lot more research outside of the classes to really understand what I should do.
To build a successful online or offline business, you have to be prepared to lay the groundwork. It is worth spending the time to establish a strong foundation. With the WA Bootcamp training I’ve learned how to create a solid recurring income stream and how to duplicate it to multi streams.
What I love about affiliate marketing in general.
Your website helps people get to where they want to be. It helps them solve a problem, or find a perfect product or service. Earning money as an affiliate is a brilliant business model when it is done correctly.
For example; Individual posts on my sites are capable of earning money over and over. Some of my pages earn $200 each time I help a customer find what they are looking for, but I only have to write it once. That is what I love!
It takes time to set up a quality post and match it with a quality affiliate program. But once that is done, my posts do their job without me touching them again. Well, I might go back and update occasionally if required, like in this review.
I also love that I can do this kind of work from wherever I happen to be. My husband and I have been cruising the Aussie coast since 2013.
Today, I’m updating this post from the tropical anchorage in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Want To See More Proof Of Success With Wealthy Affiliate?
There are so many success stories at Wealthy Affiliate, just go take a look for yourself. Some are astonishing, like these two guys below who have really made it big from the Wealthy Affiliate training.
Other success stories are from newbies celebrating the completion of a training module and making their first commissions. The one example below is from a young man with a smart niche. It is a great story about getting started.
- $510.10 – My One Year Anniversary At Wealthy Affiliate by Boston 10111
I’m a WA Member since 2013
I started with zero online skills. Now I can design and manage websites, apply superior SEO techniques, earn commissions from good sources, operate WordPress systems, find lucrative Keyword opportunities, create quality content, manage social media campaigns, drive traffic to websites….and so much more. I learnt it all at Wealthy Affiliate.
Is Wealthy Affiliate what you’ve been searching for?
See for yourself , without risk, without any cash up front. Have a look at the free training to see if Wealthy Affiliate is really for you. You decide if you want to be part of this billion dollar per year affiliate marketing industry.
Inside Wealthy Affiliate, the potential of this kind of knowledge is obvious. If you decide to go ‘Premium’, you get access to everything.. ..all training videos, all of the classrooms and all live classes, all the support, all hosting for up to 50 websites, live chat and private messaging to everyone , including Kyle and Carson.
All you need is a healthy website or two, that rank high in the search engines and generate loads of traffic. You want your traffic to convert into reliable, recurring income. You just want to get on with business. Right? Well this is the place to learn how.
Name; Wealthy Affiliate
Owners; Kyle and Carson
Price; Starter $0.00
Premium $49. 00 per month
My Rating 98/100
Not Already A Member? Join Here Now!
I am happy to make Wealthy Affiliate my Top Recommendation to anyone who wants to earn money online.
Inject some flexibility into your life.
With WA training you can work literally from anywhere in the world. Work from home, or your boat or caravan, your RV. You can even run this kind of business while you are sitting on the train, doing the daily commute to your regular job.
Well, this updated Wealthy Affiliate Review has given you a much closer look behind the scenes. I hope it helps you decide ‘what next’.
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