Have you read a Wealthy Affiliate negative review and wondered how accurate it is?
Why a negative review?
I have found some of these reviews as I have looked around
I believe that they may have joined Wealthy Affiliate at some stage, but they didn’t find the hidden depths let alone worked through the treasure chest of information within it.
Wealthy Affiliate is a website designed to train and help you to build a website. The training is based on WordPress as the building platform. One such negative review complained that the website encouraged you to build a WordPress website. Well hello.
Are you looking for Marketing Strategies?
The abovementioned person already had a website and was looking at marketing strategies to build. As he only looked at the basic build a website training, he could not see that the same principles of research, SEO, getting traffic and the like could not possibly apply to his current website.
He obviously did not look around the other training within the system or he would have found webinars and blogs offering ideas on this very topic. He could have asked questions and members may have given him some ideas to work with.
By having a negative outlook, he could not see beyond the basic training and uncover the rest of the training available within.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a basic website manufacturing template – it is just the template. Around 40% of websites use this format. It is especially wonderful for blogs however, you can also use it for informational websites, e-commerce stores, forums and membership sites.
WordPress uses Themes- which are designs of how the finished product will look. Each design will have a slightly different layout. There could be a small banner at the top, or maybe a half page one. There could be one header and one footer or one header and two or more footers. There could
WordPress also uses plugins. These are mini programs to create options within a website. You may wish to add social media buttons, there are many different plugin choices to add these. You may want to check for broken links, there is a plugin for that. You may wish to add videos to your website, there is a plugin for that. In fact, there are thousands of plugins that do many jobs within your website. This is what makes WordPress such a wonderful template.
Will every website look the same?
As everyone will decide on different themes, different layouts, different colours and different plugins you get a wide variety of different end results. Just as we are all individuals even though we have similar body parts – so the websites are different.
Is Wealthy Affiliate about Affiliate Marketing?
I read a Wealthy Affiliate negative review that complained that the website promoted affiliate marketing.
When you build a website to make money online, you need to find ways to monetize it. If you wish to turn it into an income producing website, then affiliate marketing is one way to do this and yes Wealthy Affiliate does promote it.
You can promote products from a range of affiliate providers including Amazon, Clickbank, Share A Sale and even local businesses. Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to find products to promote and how to set your website up so that you have a helping environment together with promoting a product or products.
However, this is not the only way to promote your website and you are shown other ways as well including social media promoting. There are member trainings on other ways as well including email marketing.
What about the negative review that states Wealthy Affiliate is all about promoting Wealthy Affiliate?
There is a training course wholly centered around promoting Wealthy Affiliate as a product. Yes, there are people who make their entire blog around promoting Wealthy Affiliate as the business model.
Can this be used only to promote Wealthy Affiliate? Heck no. This course is primarily about promoting a product as an affiliate. The lessons can be applied to any product or website that you wish to promote.
What is the difference between the Training and the community?
What most negative reviews do not realize is that the formal training provided by Wealthy Affiliate is just one small part of the Community that is Wealthy Affiliate.
The community, or membership, is a group of people all helping each other build an online business.
Members blog about things they are doing and the results they are getting. Many blogs are simply training in ways to build your website and traffic and make money online.
Members can and do make videos showing training that enhances the formal training and
There are weekly seminars by a member who discusses many related topics. Some of these include topics such as email marketing, goals, social media, building funnels and even such topics as YouTube live streaming. So much more than just building a website, or even just affiliate marketing.
This is a screenshot of just a few of the many webinars that are available within the Wealthy Affiliate premium membership.
As you can see, many topics are covered.
These may be viewed live, or at your leisure.
What if I need help?
Help is always given, you just need to ask.
When you need help then you ask, and the membership will chip in with ideas and let you know where to find research, training or information to solve your problem.
The community shares your successes and failures. They help you pick yourself up and encourage you every step of the way.
Too many people do not participate in the community and fail to see the hidden depths of this wonderful website.
Free membership is available. No credit card required.
Wealthy Affiliate has a starter membership which is free. Some Wealthy Affiliate negative reviews claim that this only lets you get some information. Well hello, Wealthy Affiliate is a business,
As a (free) Starter Member, you have access to level 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification training as well as level 1of the Affiliate Bootcamp. For full details of all the features available within Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member and as a paid member you can see my review here. What is Wealthy Affiliate about? – this may shock you.
Your sub-domain websites are hosted and live. Provided that you revise the training, get online and participate within the website you can stay a starter member.
You do not get the full training or have access to the webinars and cannot comment on blogs. You can ask questions about level 1 of the training but cannot ask general questions. Obviously, the paid membership allows all these features. There must be some limitations with a free membership.
Too many emails?
One Wealthy Affiliate negative review I read stated that you got spammed with emails and comments from other members. Well, yes this is true.
However, you can select which emails you wish to receive, if any.
You are encouraged every step of the way to do the basic training and encouraged to join the paid (premium level). This is because there is so much more for you to learn if you upgrade.
You are also congratulated every step along the way. Wealthy Affiliate is a community.
Wealthy Affiliate is not a website that takes your money and leaves you on your own to try and make sense of it all.
Ever watched a child learning to take their first steps.
Do you say “come on you can do it”, “keep trying.”
Wealthy Affiliate members encourage each other all the time as achievements are made, often when you don’t even blog about these achievements. It is a pay it forward community, all helping and encouraging each other to succeed.
You can find more information on Wealthy Affiliate membership in my review. What is Wealthy Affiliate all about? – this may shock you. I hope you will open your mind and come have a look. If you know anyone that you think may benefit from this review, please share it on social media through the share buttons.
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