Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online Marketing Community created by Affiliates for Affiliates. It gives you everything in one place to get started as soon as you log in, regardless of if you are a novice or veteran. In any business, not just online marketing, you need training, tools, support and a product and/or service. This is a ‘one stop shop’!
Being the newbie that I am to online marketing, I was really impressed with the setup and ethics of Wealthy Affiliate. To get stuck in and learn how to Internet market the way the big guys do you get to try out the full bells and whistles for FREE for 7 days!!
How do you become an affiliate? You can either setup your own websites, choose your own market niche and select products and services to promote; or if you are new like me and want to practice you can go through bootcamp (Phase 1 is free) first and promote Wealth Affiliate.
To get an overview have a look at the Wealthy Affiliate site.
What do I need to get started?
The Wealthy Affiliate program is great as you don’t need anything to start other than your passion and drive to learn something new or if you have some internet marketing knowledge, you will certainly add to your current toolkit. To state the obvious – a computer/device and internet connection which you have as you reading this!!
It is FREE to register and utilise the training.
FREE member inclusions?
When you register as a free starter member you have the bonus of being able to use the site at a premium member level for 7 days, however, after that time there is no obligation to upgrade to premium, you can stay on as a free member.
As a free member you get 2 free websites, hosted, great walk through lessons that include easy to follow instructions and video training and support from the WA community (this is invaluable, constructive and non-judgmental). As yet I haven’t found the step by step of Wealthy Affiliate replicated elsewhere. There may be some who come close, but miss something vital that you then have to pay for, generally after you have registered and started. When I look at any business I look for Integrity and Transparency. I feel this is present when working with Wealthy Affiliate.
If you are like me and have seen one too many optin email requests saying that it is free – you would be wary by now. I am in a traditional business as well, I was there and untrusting but have found that what you see is what you get with these guys.
If you like what you see on the site and after watching the short video – sign up for the free account. During the following 7 days you can evaluate it to see if you find any value in the training and support offered. After the trial period you can stay on as a free member or choose to go Premium.
I think it is the best thing out there to teach us HOW to internet market and at the FREE level you still earn affiliate commissions!!
You’ve mentioned Premium, what is that all about?
Premium level gives you access to everything on the site for a monthly fee; have a look at the comparison image below. I was drawn to the one-on-one training and the unlimited websites. This is the level when you aren’t dabbling; you want to make some money. This is also the level you get unlimited support, not only from the community but from the founders, Kyle & Carson.
When you upgrade to premium, your commissions double!! Now we’re ready to make some money!!
Bootcamp was mentioned earlier, what is involved?
This is a 10 day course available to both free and premium members. At the end of bootcamp you will have a website, everything in place to attract like-minded people who want to delve into the world of online marketing and an action plan to set up your own sites in areas you are passionate about.
Hi, you’re still with me …
If you are still reading then you are still pondering and aren’t entirely sure if online marketing is for you; you’re trying to work out the catch; is it a scam; or you need to research this option further. Totally understandable, you don’t even know me. Anything you do, it is up to you to be fully prepared.
What are your motivations? What do you want to achieve from online marketing? What skills do you already have in place to get you there? And … do you have the resources to do that on your own? Investigation is key.
I looked at it in the way that it is free to register and I can use the system offered. What was I going to lose from having a go? If it wasn’t for me I could easily walk away. If it was for me, I was a step ahead…
I’ve chosen the step ahead and giving it a good old fashion whirl. You get out what you put in. This is not a get rich quick scheme. Effort is required. Follow the system.
If you choose to give Wealthy Affiliate a go, I will be there to assist you. Here is a link to my profile. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to jot me a note below. Whatever you choose, all the best in the online world.