This website gives you our honest and transparent review of the internet marketing Open Learning University called Wealthy Affiliate (WA).
Originally Published June 3rd 2012 – Updated April 30th 2019
We wanted to get started in Affiliate Marketing like you (maybe), and we had lots of concerns, fears and questions. We spent time looking at many of the other internet marketing offerings to make money that are out there.We ended up choosing Wealthy Affiliate.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate (WA) ? — WA is an online business training academy which was launched in 2005. It now has more than 1,000,000 active members sharing experiences and helping each other succeed. It specializes in the affiliate marketing model of passive income.
Our Likes – they keep their promises
WA promises that you can learn a detailed process to enable you to start a business on line. This is true. The process is detailed at every step and leads you through a series of work steps to get you to learn how to market and set up a website and get traffic. You work at your pace and if you come across a step you do not understand there is often detailed training on that step alone. If you still don’t understand what to do then you can use the forum to pose questions to the whole of the membership of WA to get that all elusive answer. We are talking here about real steps that we took and got answers.
Our likes – it is written for people of all ages and skills
What we liked about it was that it was set up for people like us who had no real idea how to go about this process at all. We were nervous that having joined we would find it was quite out of our knowledge range. This simply was not the case.
The right tools are given and there is no extra charge for these. This is a big plus because if you go out into the web world and try to find those tools then you are searching in the dark, and risk spending money when you don’t need to.
The format is also good because you work at your own pace and so there is no stress for you.
Our Likes – it is not incrementally expensive
There are two options when you join Wealthy Affiliate.
The first one is know as the Starter Membership and costs nothing AND you can use this for as long as you like. It gives you full access to the courses and training and enables you to build and run two websites. You can continue in Starter Membership for ever if you want to.
If you want to extend your website numbers and get access to other benefits then you can take up Premium Membership which is $47 per month (approximately $1.56 per day or Stg 1.00 per day). Oh and by the way if you decide to stop at some time in the future you just stop paying – simple.
Our goal after that was not to spend any more money and, guess what, after all this time with Wealthy Affiliate we have not had to spend any more money. We have found ways to do things within WA where it would have been so easy to have gone outside and searched and spent money but it just wasn’t necessary.
This is really important because many of us are in a period of austerity and we want to ensure that we get good value for our expenditure. We also know that many of the other sites start you off spending a little money and then hit you with additional spending just to go on. This is not the case with WA. A big plus point for us and made us feel good about the set up.
Our likes – it is ongoing
Whilst the course teaches you to start an on line business it also doesn’t stop there. Webinars are used to teach you many aspects of marketing and so this helps you to expand your business. This is another big plus because it is no good learning the basics and having to fend for yourself after that. Again these are free to members.
What you are taught by WA you can use in other product lines, it is not restricted to WA. There is an in house income program so that you can earn whilst you learn which is really great.
Our likes – the support for you is there.
When you start out on a new business venture you are very dependent on knowledge being provided and support along the way. We were very apprehensive because we are simply not computer literate, and shall we say we are a little older than many (enough said).We have covered training but what about the ongoing support, because for these reasons we probably need this more than most? Well we can only describe it as fantastic. It comes in a number of forms all of which build your confidence to go forward and not give up (which many of us may well consider as we start out ). There are simple query tools, a forum where you can ask questions of members, and a chat room within WA.
Our Likes – you are networking with experienced internet marketers.
It’s simple really. All members have been through the same steps and processes that you are trying to do and they will have had the same problems over time. In other words they have had the T shirt and gone forward. It’s a great community spirit and so easy to use it.
WA has been running since 2005, and the two guys who founded it are still there. Kyle and Carson. Get this – you can ask either of them a question direct if you need to. They do respond – that’s their promise and they do – it’s that simple.
So in a nut shell you would be joining a community which is there to help you – what could be better. You will know from day one that you need not fear not being able to complete the course because you can always get help.
Our dislikes – not many.
This list is very small. The only thing we noticed and which you might like to remember if you sign up (and we hope that you do), is that there is a lot of information when you first start. So take your time to look around the WA site and try things out – don’t forget you are under no pressure. For more information on this please see our blog on “getting started” – see right hand list.
So where to go from here?
As you can tell from our writing above we are very enthusiastic and positive about WA. This is based on our actually using it as a complete beginner (or newbie) and making real progress. We had all the fears you may have now and they have not been realized. We fully recommend it as the place to go to learn how to build your successful Online Business
Our Added Bonus (well we think so)
Because of our six years of working with WA we think we can give you a free bonus and help you to get started and we will be with you throughout your WA Journey. This means we are available within reason to answer any questions you may have in order to get you started and going in building your successful online business – no charge, honest.
Want to go ahead and try Wealthy Affiliate?
Just click on the box below and enjoy!!
Still have concerns? Such as being too old or not having a network of clients or never having been to University. No problem.
Have a look at YOUR CONCERNS where we try to answer them.
Still have questions – we did?
Have a look at YOUR QUESTIONS where we try to answer them.
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