Wealthy Affiliate – The Best Place To Get Started…


WHAT IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE?

Wealthy Affiliate is a product like no other, not that I have come across anyway. It’s more than just a product in fact; it is actually an interactive service and a potentially life changing opportunity. Through Wealthy Affiliate, you can have access to everything you need to build a profitable online business.

When I say ‘access to everything’ I really do mean that!

Wealthy Affiliate will guide you through the process of picking a niche that you feel passionate about, creating a website for that niche and then using that website to bring in an income.

One of greatest things about this is that you can get started for free. Wealthy Affiliate offer 2 programs, which are the free program and the paid program.

Now, I bet you just groaned to yourself and started thinking ‘Typical, all the useful stuff will be in the paid program’ That is exactly what I did, but this is actually where Wealthy Affiliate really is so unique. Of course you get more for the paid program, but what you get in the free program, or starter package as they call it, is really quite amazing!

They will help you to set up 2 websites, in any niche you like, and they will also host them for you too. For FREE! I mean where else would you get that?

On top of that you will get access to a 10 lesson training course (take a look here), walk through videos, the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ and temporary access to the paid program, so you can really test whether this is the right opportunity for you. You can join the paid program at any time. Some people join straight away, some leave it a couple of weeks, some leave it a few months. It’s flexible and there is no pressure to upgrade at all. To get started just click the link above, take a look around and you could literally be up and running in the next 30 minutes – for nothing!

The amazing free option is not the only thing that sets Wealthy Affiliate way ahead of all of its’ competitors.

The paid service, or premium as they call it, is pretty awesome too. I have never been a fan of paid membership sites, as they have never proved their worth. Most of the time the first month or so you might get some useful info or tools to use, but after that, it’s the same regurgitated, out of date,  rubbish, which is not worth the money you are spending every month.

Wealthy Affiliate, goes above and beyond because they are providing consistent value month in, month out. That value comes in the form of new and current training, weekly live interactive training with Q&A sessions, hosting and website support for up to 25 websites and an interactive and bustling community of entrepreneurs who are all happy to share their experience and insights with you. Carson and Kyle the people behind Wealthy Affiliate are both very active in this community, which again is something I have not come across before. Take a look below, at how the dashboard looks. There is a lot of activity going on 24/7;

WA

In terms of the cost of the Wealthy Affiliate program, is it worth the money? Someone answered this question very eloquently in a blog post recently. You can read it here. I feel it really is value for money, and part of the reason for that is the very open and honest way this is presented. Further down is a chart  where you can compare the two membership options. What you see is what you get with this. The most refreshing thing is that firstly there is no pressure to sign up to the premium service. It really does sell itself so there is no hard selling going on here. Secondly if you do decide to sign up for the premium service, there are no sneaky up sells waiting for you around the corner. There isn’t ‘even more amazing stuff’ for a ‘very reasonable x amount of $’ All of the amazing stuff has already been presented from the beginning. This clarity and transparency automatically puts you at ease that this is actually a really good opportunity and not someone out to rip you off.

Once you get inside, on either membership, the site is a spam free zone, so whilst you get no upselling from the guys, you are also not being bombarded with lots of other ‘great opportunities’. This allows you to remain focused on what you are doing, which again is a very refreshing change.

SO WHO IT WEALTHY AFFILIATE IS FOR?

Because of the interactive nature of Wealthy Affiliate, it will benefit anyone from the total newbie, to people who are are already established online. Now if you are someone who is quite well established online and have some experience, the starter package may not be as useful to you as it is for someone with little or no experience. However it does still give you a great opportunity to use the premium service for free for a week, so you can decide whether it would be beneficial to you without any financial commitment.

I have briefly mentioned the interactive and community element of Wealthy Affiliate, and this really is the core of the whole thing. You can get questions answered in real time with the live chat function, or use the huge amount of discussion boards and private messaging. You can use all these functions, to ask questions, ask for help, ask for feedback and also to provide questions, help and feedback. The community is active 24/7 due to the global nature and the volume of people using it. This means you have access to a LOT of experienced people, and whether you are just starting out or developing an already established business you will be able to learn and grow within this community.

So this might all be sounding like it’s a bit too good to true, and that depends on one thing. YOU. There are some people who this opportunity will not work for. If you are someone who looks and reads from the sidelines but does not get involved and does not take action, then this will not work for you. Wealthy Affiliate are providing you with access to literally everything you need to get up and running online. But if you are not going to use this and take action with what they are providing you with, it’s not going to happen. No one can do this stuff for you (unless you outsource it, and we’ll cover outsourcing in another post). The point is, without action, nothing will happen. This is not a get rich quick, easy money for nothing, scheme. They don’t exist by the way. You must be prepared to invest a bit of your time to get the most out of. If you are prepared to do that, then be prepared to start living an awesome life!

 

 QUICK GLANCE: THE PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Very thorough starter package which gives you a very good foundation on which to start building your online business. For FREE!
  • Very easy to get started – just click here!
  • Excellent Premium package which really is very good value for money.
  • Weekly interactive training
  • Website hosting and support
  • 24/7 interactive feedback and support
  • Walk through and easy to understand ‘how to’ guides on a variety of different subjects.
  • The site is regularly updated with current and topical material about online business.
  • Become successful in an area that you feel passionate about
  • Honest and transparent pricing plan with no sneaky up sells or spam
  • The most active and useful online community to interact with
  • Start earning money whilst you’re still learning the ropes

CONS 

  • If you are the sort of person who wants success without having to do anything, this ain’t for you
  • If you are already quite experienced in the internet business world, the starter package may not be as useful BUT  you will get access to the the premium site for free for a week
  • At first the information overload can feel a bit overwhelming
  • You’ll kick yourself for not finding this sooner!
QUICK GLANCE: BASIC INFO
NAME: Wealthy Affiliate
OVERALL RANKING: 9/10
PRICE:  Starter Package = FREE

Premium $47 monthly

Yearly $359 (saving $205)

OWNERS: Kyle and Carson
FOUNDED: 2005
WEBSITE:  www.wealthyaffiliate.com
WHAT YOU GET:

Here are a couple of examples of some of the training  you will have access too as either a paid or a free member….

How to create a website in 30 seconds      and        How to create readable content

FINAL VERDICT AND A BONUS!

If you want to succeed online, I genuinely feel that this is the best way to do it. You really do get everything you need to get going and start creating an income. If you have the right attitude and take consistent action on what you learn this really is a fail safe plan. It most certainly is not a scam, and will not leave you feeling ripped off. I personally am still trying to get my head around what a great opportunity this is and am kicking myself for not finding it sooner!

When you sign up for your free account you will then be in line for a special bonus if you do decide to go premium in the first 7 days, plus you’ll get a 59% discount on your first month! Once you’ve setup your account I will be intouch, inside Wealthy Affiliate to let you know a little bit more. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! I will see you inside……

10 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate – The Best Place To Get Started…

  1. Hi Vic,
    thanks for all the great information,you really explain well the advantages well,
    especially for anyone starting off,
    good luck in the future,
    Graham

  2. Good introduction with brief cost breakdown and an actual site link (gotta have a sign up page for those who decide to join). Good description of what WA is. I like the graphic that shows the differences between the starter and premium accounts. Nice display of real information potential users can expect to learn about. I like your section on who WA is for. This section is very inviting. It’s always good to be as inclusive as possible. Fair treatment of pros and cons. Nice summary. I like your page layout also. The text and images are laid out in a way that keeps the reader focused on the important content of the page. Very well done.

  3. Hi,
    really good review, thank you for that. I was looking at Wealthy Affiliate before, but was unsure about joining. Your review helped me to clarify few questions I had!
    But one still remains. When I join the Starter membership would it be possible to run a successful business or do I have to upgrade to Premium to be able to have a business?
    Thank you very much.

    • Thanks for taking the time to read and reply. And thanks for a great question. It is actually a question I wondered myself when creating my website. I posed the question within the community, which you can see here. The answer is yes you absolutely can! I hope this helps. 🙂

  4. Hi there. It does sound kind of too good to be true. I’m often very wary of schemes that get people hyped up. What I found, after looking into Wealthy Affiliate for myself, was that what you say in this review is accurate. The best part is ,like you say, you can do heaps of this training for zero dollars and get a free website and hosting.
    I’m a big WA fan.
    Thanks for telling the story.

    • Thanks Janelle, my experience also makes me feel very wary of ‘too good to be true’ opportunities! Wealthy Affiliate does seem to be an exception to this, I am still frequently amazed by it!

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