What is Wealthy Affiliate all about?
As you travel the universe of the world wide web, you may have come across a website many people promote called Wealthy Affiliate. Have you wondered what is Wealthy Affiliate all about?
Wealthy Affiliate is a training website and community of helpers that help you build your website and grow an online business. The website has a number of different features and two levels of membership. I will outline these for you.
Starter member (free).
You start at this level. The starter membership gives you access to level 1 of the two training courses, Online Entrepreneur Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp.
In addition, you can build one website using the internal subdomain SiteRubix.com. This means that you have your website live and hosted as you grow. Wealthy Affiliate will host this website free of charge for you as a starter member for 6 months. No domain name to pay for, no hosting to pay for. You do not need to provide a credit card as a starter member.
As you move through the level 1 training you will do the tasks and at the end you will have a website set up with a couple of pages and some blog posts. This is all that is promised.
But that is not all.
What else is Wealthy Affiliate about?
There are extras that you find even within the starter membership. You can read the blog posts of other members. This means that where a member has written about a website building or related topic, you can read it. You can comment for the first 7 days, and after this time you may not be able to comment but you can read.
You can look around and see what is available to Premium (paid) members and I have outlined the features of this membership below.
As a starter member, there are some tutorials and training by members that you can access. These are found by using the search bar at the top and typing in one, or a couple of words as topics.
You are encouraged along the way.
You will quickly discover that you are not left of your own to try to fathom things out. You will get messages from the Wealthy Affiliate website owners as well as other members welcoming you and encouraging you to proceed with the training. This is ongoing throughout the life of your Wealthy Affiliate membership. The members all help and encourage others in their journey to build an online business. You are never alone.
Limited time offers
When you first start, you have a period of 7 days that allow you access to some premium features including Live Chat. You can quickly ask questions about related topics and see what others are talking about, or even say hello. It is, as the name suggests, a quick moving Chat box.
You will be encouraged to join the Premium (paid) membership and the reason for this is that if you truly want to continue to build your website and online business there is access to a lot more information as a (paid) Premium member. As a Premium member, you can contribute to the community and access a gigantic amount of helpful content.
Have a good look around
Have a good look around Wealthy Affiliate. You will see the information I am giving you within this review is accurate. If you click on something that is Premium only, no harm done, you just back out. You will get a glimpse of the wonderful community that is Wealthy Affiliate.
First Month Discount
In order to encourage you, once you have completed your starter training you have the ability to join as a Premium Member for $19 for the first month.
This allows you to have a good look around inside the Premium membership level and see the benefits of the Premium membership. There are a couple of small things that you can’t do for a while like you cannot create training immediately, but there is no training that you yourself cannot access.
What does Premium Membership have to offer?
Premium membership offers you another 4 training levels in the Online Entrepreneur Certification training course and another six levels in the Affiliate Marketing Bootcamp, each with about 10 lessons, similar to the one you will have just completed as a starter member.
More Websites and hosting.
As a Premium member, you can now build up to 10 websites, as before without paying for domain names or hosting if you choose the SiteRubix sub-domain. Unlike most other subdomains, you CAN easily change these to your own domain name later, you are not stuck with this sub-domain later. Premium membership, if paid annually, includes one free dot com domain name.
However, the best value is that you can build up to 10 dot com (or similar) websites. You will need to buy the extra domain names either through Wealthy Affiliate or another domain name provider and pay the annual renewal fee. You pay for the domain name as it will always remain your own property.
However, you will be able to have these websites hosted through your Wealthy Affiliate membership free as part of your Premium membership. Wealthy Affiliate also backs up every website daily giving peace of mind. These sites will have SSL security included in your membership. ie they will be HTTPS.
Member training and Tutorials
Members are continuously offering training and tutorials as they learn new things relating to building a website and promoting it across the net. You can access all previous member training as a Premium member as well as see new ones.
As you follow other members, you will receive a notification in your email if they add new training or write a blog post. This is all part of the community aspect of Wealthy Affiliate. You do have the opportunity to select what emails if any, you wish to receive.
Training material is extensive and ongoing. Many topics are covered including Search Engine Optimization, social media, WordPress plugin recommendations and even training as laws change as recently happened with the European GDPR.
There are weekly live webinars, which are recorded that you can either attend or watch later. As they are recorded you can also access earlier webinars simply by changing the date tabs at the top of the access page. These cover many internet related topics, and include things like goals, social media, funnels, email marketing and there is even webinar on You Tube Live Streaming. So much information is available at your fingertips.
You can write about your successes as you move forward with your website. This helps inspire others so that all members receive encouragement that others are succeeding in their endeavors. You too, will receive encouragement by other members along the way.
Encouragement and Community of helpers
You will continue to receive encouragement from the Wealthy Affiliate owners as well as other members. You are never alone, and you can now ask questions about any website building, traffic building and general website related questions.
The best part is that you will get people who are only too happy to help you build your business. You will get help on where to find information, within WA and where that is not possible, then outside.
You will find that this community is all about pay it forward. Everyone will help where-ever they can as long as you are genuinely trying to do the work yourself. No-one else can do the work for you, but the community will guide and encourage you to succeed.
Members will often refer you to previous blogs and member training where the problem you have has been discussed so that you can easily find answers for yourself, if you have not been able to find things as you have been searching.
You can follow members and build a community within Wealthy Affiliate. When members follow each other, they can each see the other member’s training and even their personal websites and social media profiles if they list it for everyone to see.
Many members are very open. You will not find people saying things like “I can’t show you my niche because I don’t want everyone else to copy it”. Instead, you will see things like ‘this is what I did’.
Members do give each other feedback on their websites with a view to help make improvements.
There is even a section dedicated to giving and receiving site comments. This helps build your site’s credibility with the search engines. Just another way to help you succeed.
What is the cost?
You can access all of this information for the first month for the price of $19USD.
After this time, you will automatically be charged at the monthly membership rate of $49USD per month.
However, you will have another option at this time, or at any time moving forward.
You can upgrade to an annual subscription for $495 USD (which works out to just under $41.25USD a month or $1.35USD a dollar a day).
A bit over a dollar a day
All this training, hosting of up to 10 websites, a free domain name, community involvement, and the ability to build an online business for just over a dollar a day. Brilliant.
This is not a get rich quick scheme, this is not a turn-key copy me scheme. Wealthy Affiliate membership is a way to get the information and help you need to build yourself an online business. You need to put in the effort, learn the training, follow the process, and work at your business but there is so much here to help and guide you every step of the way on your path to success.
I hope you will join me on the inside and have a wonderful online life. I truly love the community spirit as well as the wonderful training and am happy to shout about it to everyone I meet online and offline.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will be happy to help.