I am assuming you know what is affiliate marketing and that many people have been successful making money online through affiliate marketing. However you need the right knowledge and skills to achieve success and the path can be rocky sometimes.
This is my very comprehensive review of Wealthy Affiliate, which is an online training system teaching people from beginners to the more experienced how to do Affiliate Marketing successfully.
Name: Wealthy Affiliate | Website: wealthyaffiliate.com | Owners: Kyle & Carson
Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate (WA)
There are probably a number of online Affiliate Marketing training systems available and the other one that I know of is AffiloBlueprint which I may write a review at some point. I have described here the research, courses I have attended and the scams I have fallen prey to before I came across WA, signed up for the free Starter membership and before long knew it is THE only training platform I need. I may have my bias, so I will try to document objectively here the pros and cons, the good and bad.
The Positives of Wealthy Affiliate
These are the most common positives which users have shared and I agree:
- Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom training and Course
- 100,000’s of HELPFUL community members
- 13+ Full, Interactive Classrooms
- Live and Interactive Help (any time of the day!)
- 2 Free, Beautifully Designed Websites
- State of the Art Secure and Fast Hosting
- Access to Industry Experts Who are Successful Affiliates
- A strict spam free environment
- Completely FREE to get Started (no credit cards required, no scams)
For those with some experience with building a website, domain name registration and web hosting, you will also appreciate that this is a one-stop site where you can also buy your domain and host your website (as part of your premium membership). To me this is a bonus instead of going to Namecheap for domain name and Bluehost, Hostgator etc for hosting and I can tell you even the hosting support has been excellent.
Who is Wealthy Affiliate For?
There is so much valuable information that frankly, WA can be for newbie or the experienced who have done Affiliate Marketing for some time. The structured contents are already listed above but what I like is also the community of experts whom you can network with, there is a search function within WA that you can search for practically any topic related to Affiliate Marketing or you can create a topic and ask questions about it. Typical topics you will be interested in might be keyword research, SEO, niche selection, website ranking, contents creation, leveraging on social media, affiliate networks, WordPress tools and on and on. Trust me, they are all there in WA.
Training and Tools
- Live weekly training classes
- Question and Answer periods
- Organized classrooms
- Interactie discussions
- Video training, tutorial training
- Tasks based courses to keep you going
In addition, you have tools related to your website management, keyword research, keyword lists to keep track of your researched keywords, and a rapid writer for you to just write your articles and website contents.
It Takes a Community to Create a Success Story
I have great experiences with Facebook private groups where discussions take place, questions are posed and answered by others within the community, information is being shared with everyone so all can pick up new knowledge. Similarly, WA community is simply wonderful. It provides
- Live 24/7 365 Chat
- Interactive Discussions
- Live Question & Answer Periods
- Private 1-on-1 support with WA founders
- Private access to community experts
I was skeptical if the founders will give 1-on-1 support, more likely it is going to be some kind of auto-responder stuff. Well, he does reply personally as shown.
I want to emphasize and reassure you that there is no up-selling to additional stuff when you become a premium member, like what you may experience with others. You can however choose to pay the premium membership fees of $47 per month as annual fee of $359 which translates into less than $1 per day. Do remember it is also inclusive of web hosting for 25 domains, and the keyword research tool which is critical as you build your contents to rank your website well.
My Final Verdict
Because of my initial bad experiences paying into different courses, systems and still not earning a single cent and not even knowing how to get ranking etc, I was particularly cautious when evaluating Wealthy Affiliate. The free starter membership is certainly a big plus because it allows you to explore WA quite thoroughly to know what to expect and exactly what is provided. Of course, please expect that the free starter membership is not going to provide you everything. I believe in paying for good contents and support.
Is there anything I don’t like about WA? Well, I can complain the price is high or I can argue there should only be a one-time sign-up fee. Having said so, if value is provided, there should be a price for it.
Recommendation: I strongly believe this is THE ONLY resource I will need for anything pertaining to Affiliate Marketing. I might be able to get other ideas elsewhere but to be successful, the key ingredients are to be found here. Do not repeat the mistakes I made when embarking on this journey. Nevertheless, make the easy decision first and sign up for the Starter membership totally free and experience it for yourself.
I have built up this website with the skills and knowledge gained from WA, earning some commissions and ranking on page 1, 2 and 3 on selected keywords. Do feel free to browse around the entire website as I continue to build upon it with great contents to share. Please leave me a message or question and I will get back to you to share my experiences on the Affiliate Marketing journey embarked.
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