In your search for ‘How to Make Money Online’ it can take up a lot of your time sorting through the thousands of affiliate programs and ways of making money with them. In this review of Wealthy Affiliate, I will be giving you information that will save you not only time but hopefully, money as well.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing simply means that every time a person visits your website and, ends up buying a company’s product or service by clicking on one of it’s links – the owner of the website (you) receives a commission. It is an art which some people have mastered while some people are relatively new at this way of making money online.
Personally I realised that not only did I need to learn how to do affiliate marketing properly, I would need a mentor who really did know this business inside out.
Whether you are new to online marketing or are a veteran who is highly experienced, there is something for everyone of us to learn at all levels. There is also email marketing, where you write emails to your readers on a regular basis. Video marketing and also marketing using Social Media can both require a steep learning curve.
Enter Wealthy Affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate is the name of a training program, owned by founders Kyle and Carson, that goes into great detail on how to become a successful affiliate. Other aspects of earning money online are also taught. Here are some more details and ratings that you may consider:
Website URL: wealthyaffiliate.com 9/10
WordPress Hosting; 9/10
Research Tools; 8/10
Price; Starter Member (Free) Premium Member $49/monthly or $351 per year; 9/10
My Overall Rating: 9/10
This score may seem high, but unless you join and find out for yourself why this training program scores this high, you would be none the wiser. I suggest you join on a Starter membership and have a look around Wealthy Affiliate website for yourself and see how your earning potential can really skyrocket with the training that is provided.
I have used and tried many methods of learning and earning money online, but most programs are lacking in one thing or another in quality, pricing or support. In Wealthy Affiliate, I was surprised to find out so many methods of learning, and excellent support all in one place.
Training – Visuals Included
Like I mentioned earlier, whether you are new or an advanced online marketer, there is always something new to be learned or improved upon.
To begin, click on the ‘Get Started Here’ button. This brings up the Certification Courses where there 5 Phases each having 10 lessons. There are tasks at the end of each lesson that you can tick off on completion.
The courses are in video and text format. If you run into problems with carrying out the tasks for each lesson, you simply type in a question in the search bar at the top of each page and the relevant ‘Classroom’ will show up. If not, you can still put up your question and have the option for the Wealthy Affiliate community to answer it.
The Live Chat section is for immediate answers and there is always someone there even at 2.00am in the morning!
You can also send more experienced members a Private Message to ask questions or leave them a comment.
Personally, I have become more confident in using WordPress themes, editing and customising visuals that are relevant to what I write. This is mostly due to all the expertise given freely by other more knowledgeable affiliate members of WA.
This is the content writing and hosting platform for up to 25 sites with your own domain. You also receive 25 free sites. This is quite high and personally as my sites are built up over the course of a year, I only plan on creating 2 brand new sites per year as the workload plus the course load is quite a lot. Because of all I have learned from Wealthy Affiliate, I find I am now confident when it comes to website creation.
I love to create engaging content that ranks high in the Google, Bing and Yahoo – even in the early days of creation. I am sure that as you build your own sites, you will get to understand how effortless the whole process can become.
Site Rubix is easy to use and in the Site Builder, you can create a wordpress site with just 3 clicks using in-built WordPress Express plugin.
There is also a comment and feedback section where you can ask other members of Wealthy Affiliate their opinions as to your site layout and design as well as content. This is a welcome add-on to the training programme and allows you to test the waters as to the relevance of your site to the online community. It is also like having a free proof-reading service!
Come and see what I mean. Below is a training by one of the experienced members of WA. He has created a 4 part live case study of how to build a niche site.
Training also comes in the form of;
- Affiliate Bootcamp
- Weekly Live Webinars
- Text-based tutorials
- Online Certification Certification (50 lessons)
Who Is Wealthy Affiliate For?
The Wealthy Affiliate training program is for people who have tried on their own, had little success and need the specific training modules. This could be for students of different aptitudes, stay-at-home mothers or people who are tired of the rat-race and simply want a change of career.
I must emphasise that this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You will have to put in the work and research. You also need to be dedicated and learn from mistakes made. And if you are new, there will be quite a few (pardon the pun!).
I find the support within the Wealthy Affiliate community to be second to none because not only is it accurate, but fast. There is always someone at hand who has the answer to your question and who can become your friend.
The training is given step-by-step in both video and text format. If you do not understand something, you can stop the video and ask questions in the Live Chat section.
This training program suits most people’s budgets. If you are really strapped for cash, you can start the training at the Starter Price, which is free.
This training program is for English speakers. If English is not the first language, then a newbie would have a steeper learning curve as they would have to get the training translated for them. As there is a lot of training – this would seem like information overload.
To gain access to the more elite aspects of this program, like the Jaaxy Keyword Tool which gives site rankings in Google, Bing and Yahoo, you would have to become a Premium Member. Also as a Premium member you get up to 50 free websites, but only 2 as a Starter member.
You have heard it from me as a current member and also as one who returned to Wealthy Affiliate after a few years. Now it is up to you to make your choice. There are other training programs out there, but this one has the highest rate for speed of response to any questions you may have as you progress through the courses in the training program. This is the main reason why I returned and am determined to stay with it this time.
So don’t just take my word for it,
Just to Let You Know…
I have a special bonus for you if you join up as a Starter Member. Yes, try it for yourself and get started on the training. It is very clear and detailed. I will make sure I contact you within your first day of joining. All you have to do if you do join is set up your profile account. It is really easy and you will have company and support especially mine.
This is The Added Bonus
If you join up and decide to become a Premium member in your first 7 days, you will get a 59% discount. This means your first month as Premium will only come to $19!
This is what I did and I am enjoying the journey. I have learnt from experience when I am getting something of value, so jumped in with both feet..There’s no point in swimming with one leg unless that’s all you have..
Once you are in, I will give you more information about WA and how to get started. I will also help you to claim your bonus. If you put the work in and follow the course outline closely you will go from newbie to experienced marketer like many other WA members have.
You will be glad you did!