Sep 132019
The Wealthy Affiliates Review – Be Your Own Boss

Product: Wealthy Affiliate

Price: Free Trial for the first week

Price Premium Monthly: $47

Price Premium Yearly: $359

Cheapest Place to Buy: Wealthy Affiliate

My Rating: 10/10

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More and more people are deciding to work at home. Whether this is because they have young children, aim to be self-employed, want to earn more money or because they simply are fed up with working for another person.

Here at About Going Green, we believe that working from home is also a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. For more information on this please read my article ‘Why Do People Work From Home’ which can be found here.

In this article, I will introduce you to a course that I have taken. I will provide you with an in-depth review of the company, its history, outlining the pros and the cons of their method. I will provide you with a link to the website if you wish to give it a try yourself. Finally, I will invite you to leave any comments or questions that you may have.

To register for your free trial please follow this link.

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A History of Wealthy Affiliate (WA)

A quote from their website:

“Wealthy Affiliate was created as an initiative to help other people succeed online in the same way Kyle and Carson had already experienced success. Since 2005, the platform at WA has continued to evolve and innovate at a pace that is faster than the industry.”

 

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The Company Overview

Wealthy Affiliate is an online platform that helps people to build a successful online business via affiliate marketing. It has an in-depth educational course, provides you with the option to manage many websites, uses WordPress hosting, offers very competitive domain prices, involves you in an online community, and claims to lead to success.

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The Education Platform

It has a five-tier educational course that provides a step-by-step guide, taking you from setting up an account to writing content and getting your site ready for search engines by teaching you about SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Pros

The training does work. Just be sure to follow it exactly. There were certain tasks that I presumed we unimportant but later I learned that every task in the training is important and will contribute to the success of your online business.

If you carefully follow the training, you should start making money within six months. It is important to mention here that you have to be active in the training and working on your site daily to see success.

Ahead of the competition. I have built many websites in the past on a variety of different sites, e.g. Wix. However, I have learned so much more from building one site on Wealthy Affiliate than I ever did on other website building companies. Plus my site has a ton more traffic and I have managed to build an online brand.

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Free access to the first level in the course. This provides you with the opportunity to become familiar with the site before deciding to purchase. There is an awful lot of educational content provided in the free course.

You will be guided through the account set up, the process of making money online, choosing a niche, building a niche website, setting up your website, getting your site ready for search engines, creating content and custom menus and understanding keywords.

In-depth and clearly explained educational content. Each course level is broken down into ten clear easy to follow lessons.

Task orientated training. Tasks are easy to complete because they provide you with some information in text and when necessary they provide a video demonstration. This shows you exactly what you need to do.

Lessons teach you about the wide variety of resources that they provide, which I will go into more detail about later. Lessons encourage you to be active in the community. The community is very supportive and positive.

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Access to 52 live classes per year. The educational content of these classes is varied, in-depth, easy to follow. New classes posted every Friday.

Education is inspiring, motivating and builds your confidence. Last year the platform helped over 217,000 people start their first online business.

The training enables you to turn your knowledge in any area of interest into a livelihood.

Earn money while you learn. Traditional education suggests that you train for several years without payment before entering a paid career. At a wealthy affiliate, you can earn money while you learn.

If you can read and have basic computer skills, you can complete the course training.

Cons

Although the free educational content is fantastic, you will need to proceed with the premium subscription for your online business to be successful. However, I feel that this is worth the money because the platform does work.

Some content is so easy to follow that it seems like a waste of time. However, this is helpful if you are completely new to building websites and affiliate marketing.

There is occasional repetition, however, there is an option to provide feedback on this matter. The owners of the company are active on the site every day and are very responsive.

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Some educational content is demonstrated on an older version of the platform, however, they are so similar that I found it easy to figure out. There is also a very supportive community available at all times and I have found that my questions always get answered relatively quickly.

You can not earn money immediately. But if you work hard it will come and the potential is infinite. Most of us are aware that many ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes are in fact scams.

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Website Building Platform

Wealthy Affiliate provides you with the option to build and manage multiple domains. They claim to have the most powerful website platform in the world.

Pros

From my experience in website building, I agree with their statement that their website is the most powerful in the world. Please, if you know of a better one I am genuinely interested to discover because I don’t believe there is one. If you have experience with Wealthy Affiliate and another similar platform that you have found to be more successful, please leave the name of the company in the comments below. No time-wasting or links to scams, please.

It has some of the most useful tools for website developing, analyzing, managing, ranking and securing.

One tool you get access to is Site Rubix. This is a site that helps you with keyword searching. You can sign up for this tool independently for a few. However, it is included for free with the premium package. You also get a basic free subscription when you sign up for the free trial.

You can build up to two websites in the free trial and up to twenty-five in the premium package. I would recommend that you spend a lot of time focusing on completing the training and establishing your first site before moving onto the second.

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Free access to over 3,000 website templates in the premium package. This is great because with this quantity you are likely to find one that you like. Even with the free trial, you get access to quite a few different templates.

The platform is very secure. They take action against hacking and monitor activity on websites constantly.

Support is available. Building a website is made easy and possible for almost anybody of any age. There are many ways that you can reach out for support. You can contact the owners of the company directly, ask questions or join the live chat.

You will be taught how to build your website for ranking success.

Wordless is the hosting platform used. I enjoy using WordPress.

Whether it be one of the owners of the company; Kyle or Carson or another member of the community; the difficulties I had always were resolved when I reached out for support.

Cons

Website support isn’t always instant. It varies depending on what time of day you request and who is available online at that time. However, I can reassure you that the support you get will have been written by a real person.

 

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Access to Domains

Pros

Access to millions of domains. There are so many options.

You get help to find the right domain for you. There is a tool on the site. It is easy to use and to compare other domains.

Domain prices are very competitive, under $15 per year. Many sites increase prices each year too. Wealthy Affiliate does not.

Cons

I had a brief problem with my domain but this is because I had originally registered the domain with an old email address. This is a fault of my own, not a fault of Wealthy Affiliate.

 

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Access to the WA Community

Wealthy affiliate is a helpful and social site. Building a presence on there will affect the success of your site and it’s a success.

Pros

There is a large community with over 800,000 members.

The community is very positive, helpful and cares about your success.

The community is active twenty-four hours per day. Its members are worldwide.

The community encourages people to be helpful. Their contributions towards the community are noted and this motivates the members to be active members of the community.

Every time I have asked a question, somebody in the community has answered it for me.

Building a presence in the community will support the success of your business.

Cons

Some community members are more helpful than others. This is human nature and is not a fault of Wealthy Affiliate.

 

No, this is not a scam!

Pros

It does work and there is evidence. I have read many stories by members about their success. These stories will be available to you when you sign up for the free trial.

Success is limitless. You can decide how much you want to earn and keep working until you are earning that amount of money. Aim high!

Your success is set by you and monitored. At the start of the course, you decide how much you would like to earn and are reminded of your progress regularly.

Cons

I have not made money at this point. However, it is important to note that I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for about two months and this has been pretty inconsistent.

It takes time and hard work to be successful. I don’t see this as s con though. Success should take time and work. As long as you are committed and willing, the success will come.

 

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Is it Cost-Effective?

Pros

You can get access to a free trial that lasts a week. Lots of tools are available in the free trial. They are limited but are capable of meeting your needs in the trail.

The premium package is always available.

You can sign up and pay for a yearly subscription and then the fees work out to about $30 per month if you pay the annual subscription.

In my opinion, what you get access to is worth the money. Most comparable sites are more expensive and do not offer as much.

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You can choose what you want to be earning and because of this, I feel it is worth the money.

Cons

The premium package costs $50 per month. This can seem like quite a lot to pay if you are not making money straight away. However, I do believe that it is a worthwhile investment and that is how it should be viewed.

On the bright side, they have the option to make an annual payment and this drops the cost down to just under $30 per month. This is what I decided to do.

 

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Conclusion

If you are looking to work from home, build an online business or learn about affiliate marketing, I would highly recommend registering with Wealthy Affiliate.

It takes time to start earning money this way, but with some patience and dedication, limitless success is achievable.

You can test out a free trial for a week here and if you like it then you can register for the premium subscription.

A Few Final Thoughts

If you ever need a helping hand or have any questions on working from home or want to leave a comment or a review of your own, please do so in the space provided below. I will be more than happy to answer them as best to my knowledge and would enjoy hearing from you.

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All the best,

Eco_Catherine

ecocatherine@about-going-green.com

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Reader Comments

  1. Hey Catherine,

    I was reading one of your posts on where argan oil comes from, and I started to take a quick browse around your site. I was curious as to how you made the site itself look so sleek and interesting. After reading your article it is clear that you had some help in the background, which I think is great.

    I myself have been trying to get into affiliate marketing but have had bad luck with other companies that say they will provide free training and teach you how to make money, but they always asked for more money; always. It seems like Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go if I want to learn more. Maybe I will check it out.

    This is also a very concise and thought out review. You include pros and cons of most aspects of their service. Even though you are a member of their site, I feel that you are speaking from a neutral standpoint. You give clear examples as to why people should or should not use this service. This is not easy to do.

    Either way this is a great article and I will check out Wealthy Affiliate now.

    Cheers,

    Max

    1. Hello, again Max,

      Thank you for taking a browse around my site. I am glad you enjoy the layout and presentation. I had never built a website before and feel like I certainly did and in the right place with Wealthy Affiliate. I had read a lot about making money online and had a few bad experiences prior to finding this company. I was determined to find something because I knew there were good companies out there. I am so pleased that I did.

      I wanted the review to be honest and free from bias, which is why I decided to write both the pros and the cons.

      I am pleased that you will be having a look into this too. It really has been a game-changer for me.

      All the very best.

  2. I certainly believe working from home is the best way! Saving money on petrol or other travelling expenses is a big plus. Wealthy Affiliate is most definitely the best platform in my opinion. I totally agree the only way to achieve success is by going premium. I made that decision only a few days into the first week. I love the fact support is almost instant, and I’ve never waited more than a few hours. I would definitely recommend Wealth Affiliate to anyone with no prior knowledge of affiliate marketing as it’s very newbie friendly:)

    1. Hi there Kathy,

      I am delighted to hear that we are trying out Wealthy Affiliate for your first week and would already recommend it to other people.
      I have been using it for a year now and still recommend it. The most important thing to realize here is that you need to follow the training and create content. It is not one of these ‘get rich quick’ scams.

      I wish you the very best of luck with your online venture.

  3. I do agree working from home is one of the best ways, especially when you’re a stay at home mum or just have a dream to be your own boss and not working towards someone else dream.
    Wealthy Affiliate is a great choice to start your first online business, and i do believe you will be successful if you follow the blueprint that is set out. But at the end of the day it is up to you.
    Great review.

  4. I love the concept of going green. Not only is going green going to make but also there will be no paper wasted because everything is done online. Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a great place to get training to go green.

    I look forward to it to getting affiliate training.

    1. Hello Eric,
      You make a fantastic point that I hadn’t considered yet, thank you. I agree with what you say, working online reduces your paper waste. Please also see my post about using erase boards in your home office too.
      Thank you for reading.

  5. Hey catherine. I have just started with affiliate marketing and am glad i started with wealthy affiliate program. I love the community, you never fail at anything, there is always someone available to help you. The money is not what I actually love about WA because nevertheless you will earn. What I love about WA is who I have become mentally, socially and has disciplined me. I wake up very positive enough that my mind can’t accept any bad thing to ruin my day. It is a great feeling and I like that you explained the details of WA, every one would be lucky to pass via this article. Keep spreading the love. thank you.

    1. Hello Brenda,

      It is great to talk to another Wealthy Affiliate. I too have found myself more disciplined, confident and also corageous.
      I definitely wake up feeling like an entrepreneur and feel like it would be hard to knock me down.
      All the best you. Please keep in touch.

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