Wealthy Affiliate Overview
Wealthy Affiliate is an all in one training, hosting and keyword research site. There is a very active community available in which all are encouraged to participate. The site is targeted at absolute beginners and experienced affiliate marketers alike. Everything necessary is provided to get an affiliate marketing career and website off the ground. All that is missing is some of your time and effort to make it all go.
The marketing material is missing the usual hard sell and valuable bonuses you may have become accustomed to in other offers. Everything the site is about is laid out in a straightforward way allowing you to know in advance what’s inside. Getting a peek into what the site is all about is easy and free. You won’t need to provide a credit card number or much else to sign up for the free part of Wealthy Affiliate which includes 2 free websites to get you started in the training. The training is hands-on and self paced with responsive community support if you get stuck somewhere.
Once you’re in, the first module of the training is included and the free websites let you put it into practice as you learn. The earn as you learn training model gets you building your site out as you go giving you a head start, all before paying anything. If you decide to dive in and pay the monthly fee, which covers everything including 50 websites, you’ll hit the ground running with your affiliate marketing business. The training model is well thought out and easy to follow.
The Sales Page
It’s hard to even call the sales page at Wealthy Affiliate ‘sales material’ because it really just describes the site and what you’ll be learning and how, not selling it to you. It is straightforward and honest, something you may not be used to in the affiliate marketing training world. The page lays out exactly what the site is all about, what you get, how it’s done, with honest projections on potential earnings if their advice and educational materials are followed correctly.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page there are links to more pages with even more details about all parts of the education, websites, domains, hosting and community. You should definitely look through all the material if you have time. Everything is well laid out and easy to navigate. If affiliate marketing is something you’re interested in, sign up for the free websites and training and see if it’s for you. Nothing to lose right?
Free To Try: You can sign up with nothing more than your name and email address. You won’t be asked for a credit card number or any other funny business. This isn’t a trial, you can hang around and try the training, interact with the community and get a feel for what the site is all about at your own pace. If you decide the program is for you, upgrade to get the full benefits, if not, nothing lost.
No Experience Needed: The site and its tools, hosting, and educational materials are designed to accommodate beginners. The education starts off getting you building your site and explains everything in an easy to follow manner. As you get a feel for how everything works in a hands-on way, you’re actually making real progress toward building an online business, all as you learn. The education is self paced and support is always available if you get stuck.
Vibrant Community: The community at Wealthy Affiliate is very active and friendly. There is a ‘pay it forward’ attitude where you get all the help you need as a beginner. After you gain your footing and have some knowledge to share, you pay it back by helping others that are just getting started themselves. You can get advice on absolutely anything related to affiliate marketing and related topics involving the site. Response to questions is fast, usually only a few minutes pass before one or more members respond.
Web hosting: The web sites, which are included, are pre-loaded with WordPress. There are thousands of free themes, plugins and widgets to choose from to customize your websites to your liking. They are pre-setup to rank well in all the major search engines and require little tech knowledge. You will learn how to use WordPress if you aren’t already familiar. Similar hosting would cost at least twice the monthly subscription rate so there is a lot of value just in the hosting alone.
No Up-Sells: There are no up-sell games played, you get exactly what you pay for and know everything up-front. There are additional products you can purchase, like a domain name (recommended), but none are necessary to be successful. Everything you really need is provided with the low monthly subscription price. The subscription can be paid annually for substantial savings as well.
Good Educational Materials: The educational materials are all created in-house, no second-hand freebies that can be found elsewhere on the Internet for free. The education is based on tried and true principles and provide a solid foundation to get your business off the ground right. The marketing taught will have staying power and is based on free traffic from search engines. The educational material is a mix of text and videos.
Tools Included: All of the tools you need to succeed are included. You can upgrade some if you like but it’s not necessary to be a success. You may decide to upgrade some tools later on once you become more advanced at marketing. But again, everything you need to get started is included with your subscription.
Support: Support for your websites is included as well. You can get support from the site itself or the community. The community responds to questions quickly, usually within a few minutes. Technical issues with your websites are usually handled by the site itself. Questions about WordPress, SEO, plugins, etc. are easily answered by the community and require little wait time.
Excellent Value: The subscription fee, if you go month to month, is only $49 which includes everything. You can’t even get site hosting that would be adequate to run an online business for less than about $100 or more a month. You won’t have to purchase anything else to get a viable business off the ground.
It’s Requires Work: To be successful and have a long term income with affiliate marketing you will have to put some time and energy into it. This is a ‘get what you put into it’ kind of thing. Not for everyone, I know.
Rating & Wrap Up
This program is highly recommended if you are looking to build a business online from the ground up with no experience. Wealthy Affiliate is truly a stellar value. The monthly fee of $49 is very low for what you get including the education, websites, tools and support. You can choose to pay annually and save on the monthly subscription if you like. You don’t even have to subscribe right away, you can get started free and upgrade when you are ready. The community is friendly, fast to respond and supportive. Everything about this site is well done.
I want to apologize if this review looks like a sales pitch, that wasn’t my intention, but I had trouble expressing it any other way. Normally, I make every attempt to come across unbiased but it was difficult in this case. I can’t say enough good things about Wealthy Affiliate and it’s education.
I just don’t run across many top-notch programs, most are okay at best, but this one really does stand out. I am putting my reputation on the line making all these claims, I know, but I want you to judge for yourself, did I make a mistake? I don’t think so. Sign up for free, try it out and decide for yourself if the site lives up to my recommendation.
If affiliate marketing is something you’re interested in, Wealthy Affiliate is something you need to at least consider before going with another training program. There is a lot of value for the money and the web hosting alone makes the program worth every penny. Everything needed is provided with the monthly subscription, nothing else needs to be purchased except maybe a domain name, which is recommended and very inexpensive.
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*The articles on this site are my opinion based on thorough research and/or personal experience vs. the claims made by the product sales pitch. The information provided is for educational purposes only. Your experience may vary and you are encouraged to research all products and form an opinion of your own prior to making any purchase.