Wealthy Affiliate Review – 2018/2019
Updated November 2018 for 2019
Wealthy Affiliate, some basics first:
Starter Membership is FREE, $0 (No payment details needed).
Premium Membership is $49 every 30 days.
Annual Premium Membership is $359….(31% discount on 12 x monthly fee ie $229 off)
Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim
Who’s It For:
Everyone from online novices to seasoned experts.
Hi there and thanks for dropping by.
My name is Mark and this is my review of Wealthy Affiliate but firstly I’d like to declare an interest here because I am a current Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate.
I imagine at this point you’d think I would be biased towards Wealthy Affiliate (WA from here onwards for simplicity’s sake!) but please believe me when I say that I will try to be as objective as I possibly can in my assessment which I’m confident will give you a real insight into what WA can offer you.
Also, you won’t find any fake photo shopped images of people making overnight fortunes or anything else here. It will be pure, clean and educational information which will hopefully allow you to make a properly informed decision about how WA could help you if you wish to build a business or make an extra income online.
Because of this I’d like to invite you to leave me a comment at the end of this review to see how you think I’ve done here, whether you think the review has been as objective as I planned it to be and whether it has helped you to think about joining WA or not. I’ve developed a thick skin so if you have any criticisms (hopefully constructive ones) I’ll gladly take them on board. Ask any question you like as well and I’ll be happy to answer them just as soon as I can.
Thanks again and here we go!
Firstly, what is Wealthy Affiliate?
WA is an Online Training, Support and Educational Platform that allows people from all walks of life, with differing levels of internet knowledge (complete newcomers especially) and from all over the world, the chance to learn how to properly create their own website and build an online business absolutely from scratch.
It is a Community of thousands and thousands of members from all around the word whose byword is “support”. The Community itself comprises of people with all levels of online experience from complete novices to experts in their own particular field of online marketing all of whom are committed to helping others in the community with their quest to build their own business. The joint co-founders and owners, Kyle and Carson, are also very active within the community, reaching out to help people on a daily basis with whatever they need to drive their businesses forward.
OK, so what isn’t Wealthy Affiliate then?
WA is not another one of those Get Rich Quick Schemes, MLM/Network Marketing Schemes, One Click To Overnight Riches Schemes or any of the many other over-hyped so called “Opportunities” that have been flying around the online and offline world for what seems like forever.
No….it is none of that so if that’s what you’re looking for you won’t find it at WA.
So what is about Wealthy Affiliate that attracts Hundreds of Thousands of Members?
As you are actually reading this review, the chances are that you may be interested in learning how to build a business (possibly using your own interests or hobbies as a basis), or trying to find out how you can make some extra income online.
Let’s have a look at some pros and cons at WA.
- Getting Started Training ~ Walks you through step by step with both written and video content.
- 100,000’s of HELPFUL community members ~ All committed to helping you build your business.
- Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom training and Courses ~ Too many to detail here!
- Live & Interactive Help ~ 24/7 Chatroom where members are helping others online regardless of the time.
- Two Free, Beautifully Designed Websites ~ Both hosted FREE as a Starter Member.
- State of the Art Secure and Fast Hosting ~ Minimal Downtime, Maximum Security and Fast Loading Sites.
- Hosting for up to 25 of your own sites ~ This ALONE could cost more elsewhere than WA’s Premium membership fee!
- FREE domain specific email addresses for your own website(s) ie firstname.lastname@example.org – another benefit that would cost you extra $$$ elsewhere.
- FREE SSL Certificates for your own sites – Again, this alone could cost you more elsewhere than the price of WA’s Premium Membership Fee……incredible value!
- Built in Keyword Research Tool to research your own keywords.
- Access to Industry Experts & Millionaires ~ This could cost thousands of $$$ elsewhere!
- A strictly spam free environment ~ No cross selling, no recruiting, no spamming – full stop!
- No Upsells ~ When you become a Premium Member, that’s it, there are no other annoying Upsells!
- Completely FREE to Get Started ~ With NO Catches!
This last point is hugely beneficial for many people because you can literally have all of the above, create a website, have it hosted and online in no time and be making an extra income from it without spending a single cent or penny with………….no card details, no bank details, nothing!
Check out the summary box below for a view of what Wealthy Affiliate provides for its members:
- The Community aspect can become so addictive that sometimes it can be difficult to concentrate on why you are actually at WA, ie to build your own fully hosted site.
- There is so much training and so many subjects that WA covers that it can be easy to experience overwhelm, however, members are encouraged not to skip any of the modules and to continue in a way that covers each step logically and methodically, one by one.
Who is it for?
WA accommodates all levels of entrepreneurs and business builders from complete novices through to seasoned marketers who want to elevate their businesses to the maximum.
Whether you want to build your very first site or you’re already an experienced marketer with several sites, WA’s training and community will help you to achieve whatever level of success you are looking for.
In a nutshell, WA is for everyone and it can be accessed on all of your devices from desktop, laptop and tablet and even from your smart mobile/cell phone. As long as you can get online, anywhere in the world, you can access the WA site and be receiving training, getting support or just updating and maintaining your business as you go!
The Training within WA is completely comprehensive and serves all levels of marketer right from the absolute beginner with the Getting Started Course (which itself has several levels), an Affiliate Boot Camp Course (again with many levels) and right through to YouTube marketing, video marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (how to optimise your site so that it organically ranks high up in the search engines), content creation that search engines love, local digital marketing for small businesses and how to make money helping them rank their companies, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and email marketing and many, many more too numerous to mention!
This comes in the form of:-
- Getting Started Training with step by step walk through videos by industry experts.
- Live Weekly Training Classes again by industry experts with Q and A sessions.
- Organised Classrooms on specific topics.
- Interactive Discussions with a live chat room feature 24 hours a day, worldwide.
- Video Training, Tutorial Training and Task Based Courses etc., etc.
- There are over 1,000 training modules within WA on every topic you could wish for, each one of which could be the basis for building a successful business and generating an extra income online.
WA also comes with an extremely effective suite of tools to help you build your business including:
- Site Builder – Create a new website within seconds using this smart, intuitive tool.
- Site Domains – Find, purchase∗ and register domain names and connect them instantaneously to your site(s).
- Site Content – Brilliant aid to creating new content with numerous features to get it just right first time.
- Site Manager – Access and manage all of your WA sites from one portal.
- Site Support – Fast technical support for your site(s) right from within every page of the WA website.
- Keyword & Competition Research Tool with unlimited key word searches and competition finder.
- State of the Art, Cloud Based Hosting.
- Access to thousands of website templates and themes.
- Ability to add many thousands of different “features” (plugins) to your website.
- Multiple free personalised email addresses to go with your website domain name ie email@example.com
∗ Note that Domain (ie www.yourdomain.com) purchase is an extra cost per domain name. However, domain purchase through WA is extremely inexpensive and includes many features such as Privacy (who-is, keeps your details private), SSL Certificate (https, identifies your site as being secure), Premium DNS (domain forwarding to your site) and Email Accounts (firstname.lastname@example.org) that are costed as extra from many other providers.
Once you become a member of WA, everything is included to build your business from the foundations right to the top of your very own “skyscraper” of a business. It’s all included with no need to look elsewhere for anything.
It is the only fully “all inclusive” online business building platform available anywhere online.
If you’ve been looking around online for a while and wondered where to get proper help and support from real people dedicated to assisting you, have you ever found it? Chances are you’ve been on to a search engine and taken pot luck with whatever you can find but this where WA really scores.
The community consists of many thousands of like minded people from around the world and thousands will be active in there at any one time, chatting, lending a hand, asking and answering questions, supporting others, laughing and joking and just generally being there for each other, regardless of where they are and what time it is. If it’s night time somewhere, it’s day time somewhere else and there’s always somebody there to help just a click away.
This is the kind of support that many crave and actually need when trying to build a business online, but it’s only at WA that you’ll find it and it’s all included with your membership.
You can also contact the owners Kyle and Carson too, they are online most every day and will help you whenever they can and anything they don’t know is not worth knowing! I recently asked a question in the community and Kyle answered it personally within a few minutes……..this sort of service is priceless!
What Happens When You Join Wealthy Affiliate?
Well, you’ll get a warm welcome from the owners, myself and many other members and be invited to start your online business building journey. As a Starter member, you get to be able to build and host 2 Free websites at WA and you’ll be asked to choose a subject matter for your sites. You can either choose to create a site around your hobby or passion (the Getting Started Course walks you through this step by step) or if you’re not sure, you can build a site around a pre-defined topic that WA already has ready or you.
If you choose that, there is a step by step Boot Camp Course (Part 1 included for Starter Members) that will walk you through the required steps to get you to the point of having your site built, live on the web and ready to build your business and to earn some extra income online. Of course, with 2 Free and Hosted sites you could have one for your passion and one for WA’s chosen subject…it’s entirely up to you.
Your online business starts with a “niche” (this is the subject matter you choose to build your site about), the website you create around it, the many ways you can build into the site to start making you an extra income and then on to building an expanding online business and an ever growing extra income for life.
Incredibly, the Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate is completely FREE.
That’s right, no credit card, no debit card and no bank details are required to get you started at WA and what’s more there is absolutely no commitment to upgrade to Premier Membership unless YOU want to.
Kyle and Carson have designed it this way so that absolutely EVERYBODY can get into WA and gain access to the 2 free websites, hosting, tools and the community so that everyone can see what WA really has to offer for anybody looking to start and build an online business and income.
The Premium Membership is just $49 every 30 days or only $359 annually (that’s a huge $229 off)!
The Premium Membership package is all you’ll ever need to create and grow as big an online business as you want. Kyle and Carson have created a platform that completely does away with the need to go anywhere else for any of the tools, training, hosting etc., spending fruitless hours searching online for help and, crucially, the support you need to make your way through the online jungle.
You will never have to buy another Ebook, another expensive “training” course or get taking in by the latest “shiny object” that becomes available with depressing frequency and only serves to line the pockets of the many sharks infesting the net when you are a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate!
Join Wealthy Affiliate and you will NEVER be scammed again!
WA offers you a special introductory bonus as well, all you need do is join for FREE with a Starter Membership and if you decide (remember, this is totally your decision) to upgrade to Premium within 7 days, you can do so for just $19 meaning you get your first full month’s Premium Membership at a fantastic 61% discount.
A Few More Things To Consider……
Just before I conclude here’s a few more things to take on board whilst you’re thinking about Wealthy Affiliate:-
- Wealthy Affiliate has been in business for over 13 years, an excellent indicator of longevity and stability. This gives you confidence that WA is not going anywhere any time soon.
- Wealthy Affiliate is available in over 190 countries around the world meaning you can spread the word and build your business all over the globe.
- Wealthy Affiliate has welcomed more than 1.4 million members from all over the world down the years.
- Over 10,000 new businesses are built each month on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
- Within Wealthy Affiliate’s online community, there are over 1,800 expert coaches who can help you start and build your new online business, 24 hours each and every day, wherever you are.
- Over 23,000 members worldwide are helped daily within the community via the 24 hour chat, dedicated question search facility, video and live training and by accessing the on demand training modules.
- There are approaching 4 billion people online around the globe as we approach 2019, a huge mass of consumers spending their money on a spectacular range of goods and services. Don’t think there’s opportunity there? Think again!
To Sum Up:
I’ve tried to give a thorough run down on Wealthy Affiliate including what it is, what it isn’t, what you get for your money, why the owners put it all together, what it can do for you, what you can do with it etc. and after all that, I’m confident you’ll understand why I truly believe that there is no other place on the net to be, so, my verdict is…………
Wealthy Affiliate is Completely Legitimate!
What To Do Next.
I’d love you to leave me a comment, message or a question below. I promise that I read every one and I’ll reply as soon as possible.
And then, come and join me at Wealthy Affiliate.
Remember, no need to get your card out as you don’t need it to get a feel of what WA is and what we can do for you. We are a welcoming bunch and we’ll help you to finally get your online business up and running, there’s nothing stopping you!
Thanks for taking the time and trouble to read all of this Wealthy Affiliate Review, here are the thoughts of some others, just like you, who have already joined up either as a Starter or a Premium Member if you’d like to read them too.
Remember, please drop me a comment below and I’ll post a reply as soon as possible.
Good look with your online adventures.
Owner of Extra Income For Life