Wealthy Affiliate Product Review 2017
Overall Ranking: 9.5 out of 10
Price: $0 Starter Membership (Join Here), $49/month or $359/year Premium Membership ($30 discount on your first month for the first 7 days) (Join Here)
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Let’s face it, these days the web is filled with internet marketing scams and programs that don’t live up to the hype. Different courses and “coaching” available don’t meet the promises they make. It’s a sad truth, but there is not much out there that you can rely on.
Is that the case with Wealthy Affiliate? WA promises to provide step-by-step guides to get you started with affiliate marketing.
They promise to provide you with great member support. They promise that you will understand affiliate marketing and will be making money online before you’re even completely finished with the lessons.
That’s an awful lot to promise, right? Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it? Does WA deliver or are they all talk?
Let’s find out.
- Video training, Tutorial training, Courses
- 10,000’s of Community Members
- 13+ Fully Interactive Classrooms
- Live and Interactive Help
- Up to 50 Websites
- State of the Art Hosting
- Access to Industry Experts
- A Strict, Spam-Free Environment
- Start for $0 (Free)
- Wealth of Information May Be Overwhelming
- Some Lesson References are Outdated (Could Use an Update)
- Lessons Could Use Better Editing for More Professional Looking Content (General Typos)
The training and courses are very thorough. The step-by-step directions are easy to follow and will result in great content.
The community for WA is huge. There is so much interaction happening at all times. WA has members worldwide and many of the members are incredibly helpful and motivating.
Each classroom in WA teaches about one aspect of internet marketing. There is constantly new content being added all the time. Members create new training on the different topics daily, so there is always something new to learn.
With a Premium Membership in WA, you are able to create 25 free websites on the SiteRubix domain and 25 hosted domains where you purchase the URL yourself. Having access to 50 websites means you will always have something to work on and profit from.
Your websites hosted by WA have a redundancy server that way your site is up almost 100% of the time. If the main server fails for your site, the redundancy server will kick in and pick up the slack.
Many of the community members in WA are experts in their industries. You will find that these people are incredibly helpful and are willing to point you in the right direction when you need the assistance.
WA really cracks down on spam. Any accounts made that are intended to spam messages to the community are quickly discovered and eliminated.
The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can start for free. The Starter Membership requires no payment and no credit card information. You get limited access to the program, but it’s enough to see what kind of content and support you can expect from the WA community.
In my opinion, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. The cons seem very insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I tend to overemphasize grammar and the outdated references are still understandable.
A few of the references may cause a little confusion, though. For instance, in the past, it seems that WA used to offer unlimited free websites under the SiteRubix platform while now it is only up to 25 free websites. Since websites use resources and the number of community members grows every year, it’s no wonder that the number of free websites had been reduced…it’s simply business.
WHO IT IS FOR
The ones who will benefit the most from the Wealthy Affiliate program are the beginners and the intermediate internet marketers. While experts may find the different tools in WA to be quite useful, the lessons and community are tailored more towards those still learning aspects of affiliate marketing.
For absolute beginners, the recommended membership level is the Starter Membership (Join Here). You will begin with the absolute basics of affiliate marketing.
You will have access to 2 classrooms to limit your information intake and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed. Following the 2 separate classrooms will get you well on your way towards having a profitable website.
With the starter membership, you get access to 2 free websites on the SiteRubix platform for WordPress. Also, for the first 7 days of your membership, you will have the option of joining premium for $19 for the first month instead of the normal $49. In 7 days time, you should know whether or not premium is for you.
For those with the basic knowledge of website building already, the recommended membership level is the Premium Membership (Join Here). This membership level will give you access to all of the video training and guided tutorials.
You will also gain access to tools and services not offered with the starter membership.
One of the main tools available is the WA Keyword Tool which allows you unlimited keyword searches and provides you with the kind of traffic and competition you can expect.
With the premium membership, you also get access to 25 free websites on the SiteRubix platform for WordPress as well as the option of hosting 25 domains that you can purchase.
Following the Premium Membership lessons and asking questions will get you much closer to having a profitable website. By the end of the lessons, you SHOULD be making some sales. If you get lost at any point, just be sure to ask the community for help and they will get you back on the right path.
The premium membership of WA has access to many more tools and services than the starter membership has. Let’s take a look at the differences to show you what you get from each membership level.
As you can see, a premium membership definitely has its advantages. However, you can still begin with a starter membership and learn the basics to get off the ground. It’s best to take advantage of the community support early on and ask as many questions as you need to in order to understand the content.
The support for Wealthy Affiliate is astounding. If you have any questions at all, you can ask the community and expect a response in a few minutes. The community alone provides ample support for its members.
If you wish not to ask the community, there is a search bar that you can ask the question in and it will pull up a list of blogs, lessons, and videos that may be related to what you’re searching for. The search is very comprehensive and can provide you with dozens of results to choose from.
Once you join as a premium member, you will have access to 24/7/365 website support. If you have an issue with one of your sites anytime, day or night, holidays or weekends, you WILL get the help you need.
Lastly, if you need to contact the owners for any reason, you can direct your private message to their inbox. Kyle and Carson check their messages daily and get back to you as fast as they can. They get a lot of mail, though, so expect to be waiting a little bit before they can get back to you. You just have to be realistic with your expectations there.
Membership at Wealthy Affiliate has 3 price points.
The Starter Membership is $0 (free) and provides you with 2 free websites, access to 2 classrooms, and allows you 7 days to ask questions and receive answers from the community and the owners.
The Premium Membership is $49 a month and provides you with up to 50 websites, access to all classrooms, access to the full community, and access to all WA tools and resources (including weekly live videos). If you sign up for premium within your first 7 days of joining WA, you get your first month of premium for $19.
There is also another option for Premium Membership. You may choose to pay a yearly cost of $359. This gives you a 39% discount on a full year of premium.
That discount leaves you with an extra $229 that you might use towards purchasing domains or paying for website promotion…or maybe you can use that money towards your bills. Whatever the case, you save quite a bit when paying yearly.
I wish I could say that this was an unbiased review, but after having joined the Wealthy Affiliate program and seeing all that it had to offer, I was sold. This very website was created after joining the WA program and was directed by the lessons provided. This site is an example of one kind of website you will be making through the step-by-step tutorials.
Overall, I do give Wealthy Affiliate a 9.5 out of 10, despite its minor flaws. Sure, the site isn’t perfect, but the value that it provides for the price of membership is phenomenal. If you have any doubts at all about WA, just try the starter membership.
Check out the website and see the kind of quality content you can expect with a premium membership. Should you enjoy the starter membership, definitely consider taking advantage of the $30 discount for your first month of premium.
Compared to all of the other programs I’ve tried, WA has definitely been the most useful. Sure, you get access to different tools and services in other programs, but the community just is not the same.
Everyone is so active and helpful in WA that it’s shocking. Even the owners take part in conversations and encourage their members to take action on the lessons and gently push them towards success. It’s refreshing to see how involved they are. I really just wish I had found WA sooner.
I am completely satisfied with the tutorials, tools, and support that I have been provided with under the premium membership. I really just wish I had found WA sooner. Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it? Absolutely.
If you join Wealthy Affiliate and become a premium member within the first 7 days, I’m going to give you a bonus. Not only will you have direct 1 on 1 contact with me (I’ll help you out with your lessons as needed) but you will also get 2 video lessons for newbies. These videos explain important topics that newbies need to know when starting out.
To get your bonus, simply upgrade to premium and I will private message you on Wealthy Affiliate with the information you need.
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