Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform that teaches you how to build a website with your chosen niche and be able to make money online using affiliate marketing.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced marketer, you will have all the tools, resources, and support to take your success forwards.
Let’s get this off the bat straight away.
Wealthy Affilaite is not in any way, shape, or form like those get-rich money-making schemes and you won’t be earning crazy amounts straight away.
There are no guarantees as it is all up to you how successful you want to take it along with having a positive mindset and the willingness to learn
There are no yachts, no mansion, no fancy hired cars, and definitely no hidden upsells along the way.
So if you are looking for a get-rich-quick way then this is not for you.
If you want to learn properly I will show you what Wealthy Affilaite is, what it can offer you, along with how you can learn to be successful online from the ground up the right way.
This is a long-term commitment if you are serious about having your own online business for many years.
It is not to be confused as an overnight success according to some fakers.
I will show you all you need to know about what Wealthy Affiliate is about and how it will benefit you regardless if you are a beginner, intermediate or one that has tried without much success elsewhere.
No BS, No Fluff only the truth. It is as simple as that.
You see, I have been ripped off in the past by fake gurus promising you the world of riches only to fall to their scams, tricks, and false teachings.
So I know how you feel about being scammed and I don’t want you to become a victim of false claims made by others.
You don’t need to go through the same scenario as I did that is why the reason for this article.
Once you learn what Wealthy Affiliate truly is, and how you can benefit, you will quickly see the value in the training on offer.
You will be the best judge if Wealthy Affiliate is for you or not.
I will be honest with you, Wealthy Affiliate is not perfect then again is there any other training program out there that is?
No business is perfect regardless of whether it is online or within the Brick and Mortar industry.
Any form of training can only teach you so much the rest is up to you.
If you want to learn the right way with affiliate marketing and be the success to want then this is your opportunity.
A doctor can only receive so much training, but if they don’t make the effort and have a positive mindset do you think they will become a good or even a great doctor? No, they won’t.
Their success is dependent upon their own attitude, and willingness to learn and apply what they are taught and continue to move forward.
It is the same with Wealthy Affiliate training.
You will have all the right training but your success online is up to you.
So if you are up to wanting to be successful online and become a better person for it then let’s get started now.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is first and foremost an affiliate marketing training platform created by Affiliate Marketers for Affiliate Marketers.
It has been in operation since 2005 which is unheard of these days with any affiliate marketing training programs out there if there are any.
Wealthy Affiliate is considered the No 1 training platform worldwide together with a strong community of over 2.6 million members.
You won’t be disappointed with what you learn.
Sure there are many negative reviews out there but there are many positive ones as well as you can see here on Trust Pilot which is not part of Wealthy Affiliate.
Many training programs just fall by the wayside due to their poor teachings and often misleading statements along with their hidden costs until you join.
Here you will learn the right and proper way in a step-by-step training fashion and are also upfront with what other paid memberships are available.
All the necessary training is covered.
That is important to your success online.
The training will teach you the basic vitals for any beginner as many have never created a website let alone tried to work online.
Then you have some who may already have a website but were never taught properly in the first place.
As a result, they have not done well.
Here you will have all the necessary training, tools of the trade, and added resources to give you further insights.
This will help to improve what you don’t understand regardless of your level online.
There is always something new to learn along with any updated training to keep up with the current times.
Depending on your level of membership you will learn from the basics to more advanced levels that cover many areas vital to your success online.
As mentioned at the start there is none of this quick-rich crap method.
Done For Your Programs
Take for example some of these DFY systems (done for you) where you are given misleading information, hidden upsells, and expect to pay more than what they tell you.
Don’t fall for these money traps plus you don’t learn anything from their systems.
They are just false dreams these so-called gurus would want you to believe you can earn thousand by the end of the day or week.
That is not real affiliate marketing; they are scams out to get your money.
Many will take you for a ride with nothing to show except your empty bank account.
So don’t fall for them as there are many still out there.
Why does Wealthy Affilaite have free Training?
There are 7 main reasons why Wealthy Affiliate offers Free training for beginners to affiliate or online marketing and I will be transparent with you.
As you already read I am not a fan of scams if this was a scam you wouldn’t be reading this as I wouldn’t be here.
7 main reasons why Wealthy Affiliate offers free training
- As this is a business and like any other business with memberships, you have options to take Affiliate marketing to the next level.
- The starter free membership is a Test trial to give you an idea of what the training can teach you along with how to get started online and gives you a very basic idea of what Wealthy Affiliate offers.
- Having a test trial gives you, not just a glimpse as per reason two. It will also give you an opportunity to test and dip your toes into the water (so to speak) and gives you the option to see if this is for you or not.
- However, the training is super basic the two other paid memberships options are where the real benefit comes into play.
- Regardless of the limits, it will still show you the first important steps to take like what is a niche and how to choose your niche before you create a domain.
- It gives you the basic building blocks to get you started but as I said this is a test trial so you can make a decision first without committing yourself to any paid memberships to take you further.
- This allows you to see what it is all about and if serious you now have the option to upgrade if you want.
Who owns Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is owned by two friends who started in 2005.
They already were successful online in their own right and together originally started their own keywords program.
Gradually they felt it was needed to show others how to learn to be successful as they were and as a result, Wealthy Affiliate was created.
Kyle Loudon (left) and Carson Lim (right) are their names.
As you can see from the image below they have their own family.
Not only do they provide support to their family but through the insights they give they are able to share with their members how to benefit as a result of their teachings online.
They give their all and much more than you may realize, when you join you can see for yourself
What do they offer to their members?
There are three levels of membership available.
These are the starter, premium, and premium plus memberships.
I will only cover the starter membership but at the end will provide you with a chart you can check out what all three offer and there is too much to show in one article.
The starter membership as I said is a free test trial to try out and no credit card is required.
This is a test trial giving you very basic training designed to take the true options with the other memberships available.
The test trial helps you understand if affiliate or online marketing is for you or not.
That is where the real training begins.
When you take this first and preferred option you can test the waters, dip your toes and see if this is for you or not at no cost to you.
You have the first five lessons at Level One at your disposal with the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.
Here you will learn the simple basics I mentioned earlier.
In all the training lessons regardless of which membership you have, each lesson has tasks for you to complete before you can move forward to the next lessons.
This helps you to make sure you first understand what to do and second, to make sure you are doing it correctly
The great advantage of the lessons is at the end of each lesson you can also ask questions right there and then while all is still fresh in your mind.
You have a strong supportive community worldwide only too willing to give you a helping hand.
You can also ask further questions using the Live Chat and communicate with other members even Kyle or Carson pop in here and there when they are free.
Members come from all walks of life and there are also many super affiliates who come and help answer any question you may have.
I will be there for you as well.
Remember there are no stupid questions so go ahead and ask.
You will quickly find this becomes more like a second family who understands what you are going through.
Here are just some of what you will learn in the basic training at the start.
These are general as the training in each lesson is more detailed of which there are five lessons.
Lesson one: Getting Started
This starts off with a walk-through video of Wealthy Affiliate.
How to complete your account setup along with a look at what the premium membership has to offer.
Remember this is a free test trial to start with no obligation to you.
Originally the starter membership had ten lessons and has now been reduced to five.
The main reasons for this are that many starters either rushed into the training while some didn’t do the tasks asked of them in the beginning stages.
Some of the training involved left many confused, as a result, it seemed too much to get involved with at the beginning stages.
This is the reason why the last original 5 lessons were added to the second level which requires upgrading to the premium level 2 that I will mention further on.
So here are the last five lessons that have now been added to the next level so as to give you a heads-up for when you decide to step up to the next level should you be serious about wanting to become successful online.
All up in total, you have 50 lessons for all five levels. Five of them are in level one for starter members.
Lesson two: understanding How to make money Online
In lesson two you will learn to understand the process of how to make money online.
At this stage, you are not ready yet to earn but will as you go through the training.
So don’t skip lessons, trust me I did that when I first started and found the hard way as I missed many vital areas so I decided to start all over again properly.
You will be asked to join in on some discussions and hopefully as you learn to comment on some questions or make comments within the community.
Lesson Three: Choose a niche
Here is one of the most vital and important steps for anyone creating their website and that i choosing a niche.
For added clarity on a niche, you can read more here on The Niche Definition.
You will be guided in the direction to take for your niche before deciding what your website will be about.
Simple a niche is something people are looking to solve a problem or solution to their needs.
You will help your future visitors to your website find that answer by helping them with that problem or solution.
Lesson Four: Building your own Niche website
Here is where once you have decided on your chosen Niche it is entirely up to you and how to build your website relating to that Niche.
You see before you build a website you need to know your niche first then create a website and not the other way around.
Too many people online create a website and talk about everything under the Sun only to fail because they are not focused on one Niche at the start.
Search Engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo also will get confused about what your website is about.
If you try to promote everything you won’t get ranked high and no one will even know you exist online.
Choosing a niche first before you create a website is vital and beneficial for you.
By the end of lesson four, you should have your basic website up and live online but there is more to be done for you.
Remember you are still learning along with building a website and all this is still free to start.
You will also get a free sub-domain SiteRubix website to get you started.
Lesson five: Congratulations and Your Next Steps
Here you will be shown all that you have learned and created with your free website.
In just your first 5 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:
- Set up your account profile here at Wealthy Affiliate
- Interacted with your fellow marketers via live chat during your first 7-day test trial
- You have understood the process of earning money online
- Set your idealistic short and long-term goals for making money
- Chosen your niche from scratch (this is where your direction for your business will be focused on your passions, interests or Hobbies or one you have knowledge and interest in)
- Named and built your very free website using SiteRubix this will be your domain name.
- Set up the basic foundation of your website geared for long-term success
- Have gotten timely help when you needed it
- You have learned a lot to get started and are ready to continue to strive forward for your success online.
Your website framework to your site is done the is up to you.
From here on, this is where you make your own decision on if you wish to proceed with the upgrade or not.
You will already have a free WordPress theme included which makes it easier as no technical knowledge is required.
So if you wish to upgrade the monthly membership $49 per month is taken automatically from the account you set up when upgrading.
Note this is a recurring membership and is deducted each month.
Generally, everyone uses PayPal to connect their account, and payments are deducted monthly from the date you join as a paid member.
So from here onwards are the original last 5 pieces of training that were in the starter membership and are now included with level 2.
The training described is the same just moved to the next level as many were rushing and getting confused more.
Plus as I said the beginning stages of the lessons are meant to create a basic foundation for your free website and to use as a test drive if interested without any cost to you.
For those that are serious to build their own online business and taking the upgrade, you are now getting ready for more detailed aspects that are needed going forwards.
Initial Starter Training Completed.
Here you have now completed all your initial training as a starter member along with completing all the tasks ask for.
Now you will be asked if you wish to continue to upgrade to the important membership levels and that is entirely up to you.
So here is an insider look at what you will learn at the start of level two which was originally part of the starter membership.
As you read what is covered, you will understand why it was moved to this second level as it became too confusing and complicated, particularly for those with no previous knowledge of working online.
Just to let you know that although you are a free starter member you can continue to stay as a free member but are limited in communication after the first seven days.
I won’t lie to you, as using a subdomain is harder to rank compared to the one you own.
It is achievable: In reality, your best option is to go for premium or premium plus membership.
Along with the fact of purchasing your own domain which is normally around $15 through Wealthy Affiliate.
You get added benefits with free hosting, free SSL, and other security options you would normally have to pay extra elsewhere but here all are included within your membership.
As a paid member you can host your website within wealthy affilaite at no added cost to you it is included in your paid membership.
Free Dot Com Website(s) available through Wealthy Affiliate
There are many other benefits such as getting credits to purchase your own dot com domain.
When you upgrade as a premium member you receive 30 credits to purchase 1 dot com domain free.
For Premium Plus:
Should you wish to take the elite Premium Plus membership when you upgrade you get 60 credits to purchase 2 dot com domains free.
Heads up with Added insights on the next level
I am giving you a heads up on what you can learn further should you upgrade so you know what to expect this only covers parts of Level two you still have up to levels 3,4, and 5.
Lesson One: Setting Up Your Website
These are the critical aspects that will take your website further as you will be focusing on the critical elements to get your website indexed with the search engines mainly Google.
When your website is indexed this means that search engines like Google have acknowledged that your website has been found online and is truly live to the world.
When this happens Wealthy Affiliate will add a badge to your profile and an email to you to let you know your website has been indexed.
Although your website may be finally indexed which can take up to 2 weeks depending on Google there are plenty more vital parts to get traffic to your website.
As no traffic means no visitors and therefore no sales or commission to be had later on when becoming an affilaite elsewhere.
Lesson Two: Getting your site ready for Search engines
Here are two main areas that are important going forward as you build your website.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
This is really the crunch aspect for your website the training will show you how to get your website ready with the Search Engines and how to optimize your website for the best opportunity online.
This is the stage to make your site SEO-ready for the search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
You will have a walkthrough video showing you how to gain further clarity regarding SEO along with the setting up of an important plugin already given to you.
SEO Framework Plugin
Here you will be shown not only how to set it up but also what to include when creating your content in the following lesson.
The SEO Framework covers how and what the title of your content will be, along with what and how to add the meta Descriptions that will be seen on the search engines.
The Meta description is usually what you first read after the title when browsing via the search engines to give you an idea of what the topic is about.
This normally is around 160 Characters long.
Here is an example taken from the training so you can get an idea
The next lesson will be covering keywords and their importance for your ranking online.
Lesson Three: Creating your initial website content
Now you are set up you will learn how to create your initial content based on your selected Niche.
You will learn how to create some important pages most of which are required worldwide for all.
All this is explained what they are and how to create them within your training in level two.
Lesson four: creating customer menus on Your website
As if all the above isn’t exciting enough now you will be learning about what are custom menus, and how to go about creating them for your website.
Creating customer menus on your website will allow your visitors to easily navigate around and be able to choose the area of interest to them.
Google loves organization with your website.
This is a crucial aspect that Google and other search love to see, organization and easy navigation as they want it to be easy for your visitors coming to your site.
The better the navigation the better chance Google will love your site and the better you will rank alongside the awesome content you will be creating for the benefit of your readers.
So this lesson covers the essential and important part of creating a menu, how to add your menu to your site using WordPress, and not only add your pages but also learn to add content you will be creating with Posts.
Pages and Posts What’s the Difference?
These are two separate areas when setting up your website.
There are more depending on the niche and the products you will be discussing, but suffice it to say these pages are generally fixed and don’t usually change unless there is a major reason for it.
Posts related to the content you are creating consistently along your journey online.
They will deal with new topics relating to your niche and will be different each time but all relate to your selected niche.
This area will be the main component once you set up your initial pages first to establish what or who you are.
You have videos to show you how to set this up in this lesson.
Lesson Five: understanding keywords. the start of your content
Here you will learn and understand the importance of keyword research.
This is where you really get more serious online as here you will learn all about keywords and how important they are. when creating content.
But it is not just any keyword but how to select keywords specific to your topic and what people will generally ask online.
This is where selecting the right keyword relating to your topic at hand will be determined by Google where you will rank with the aim on Page 1 as that is where you need to be.
What is a Keyword?
A keyword is simply a word or phrase that people search for when looking on the search engines such as Google the more reverent your keyword is with what people are seeking online the higher chance Google will place your content on the first page.
So you can see how important Keyword research is as each post you create will be focused on one main Keyword and the rest of your post you will write naturally.
In fact, when writing naturally for your reader’s intent you will find you can actually rank for other keywords along the way.
You will not be stuffing the same keyword as that is considered as black hat will is banned and will cost your website big time in getting ranked on the first page
That is why the one keyword for your post the rest is written naturally and when you do that not only will your reader benefit Google will love you too.
You will also be taught the rules of keyword research and the metric given will help you find the best keyword to use.
Wealthy Affiliate will teach and show you how to use Jaaxy like a pro and improve your chances of having your content selected amongst others when entering a keyword into the search box.
Paid members get Jaaxy Lite as part of the premium memberships with unlimited keyword searches which is included free.
Those who take on the top Premium Plus Membership get the elite Jaaxy Enterprise (Worth $999 per year alone if taken seperately) included with their Plus membership with even more options available to you.
So I have given a heads up of what the first five lessons will be given when you choose to upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus
Word of note
Just to let you know that although you are trialing the starter membership at no cost to you.
You can continue to stay as a free member but you are limited unless you upgrade.
The starter membership is only a test trial only.
It will give you the basic concept and idea of how to build a foundation for your website along with what is and how to choose your niche.
Your free sub-domain siterubix website is only available for six months which is more than enough time to see if this is for you or not.
I believe that is fair with what you get for free, and in fact, many have applied what they learned and still are able to earn along the way.
I won’t lie to you as using a subdomain is harder to rank compared to one you own.
But it is achievable; in reality, your best option is to go for premium or premium plus membership.
Just know you are not being forced to upgrade if you don’t want to.
Another point I would like to make is that using a free sub-domain is a great opportunity to learn first at no cost.
If for some reason you change your mind and find you want another niche, you can simply delete the one you have and start again.
The other great benefit is when you upgrade to one of the premium memberships you can then purchase your own domain normally around $15 through Wealthy Affiliate.
As a premium member, you also get 30 Free credits to use to purchase 1 dot com domain for the year which already saves you added costs for you.
The Premium Plus you get 60 Free credits for Two dot com domains should you take this membership.
With the free sub-domain, you can then transfer this to a top-level domain preferably a dot com with a couple of clicks through Wealthy Affilaite.
Remember you get Free credits to purchase your own dot com domain, 1 for Premium or 2 for a Premium Plus Membership.
That is why it is important to really give some thought to your niche selection before you create a domain.
This is regardless if you are a starter member or join straight away as Premium or Premium Plus.
The reason for its importance is if you purchase a top-level domain and find it is misspelled or you change your mind about the name or even the niche after purchasing you would have to pay for a new domain.
This is not a Wealthy Affialtie factor but paid domains are controlled by ICANN the world’s authorized controlling body for all major domains worldwide.
So always ensure you have it right the first time before paying for it.
Remember the reasons I gave at the start of the free membership?
As I stated right from the start I am sharing with you the question of “What is Wealthy Affiliate” with No BS and No Fluff just the truth.
No strings attached.
That is why I want to let you know of the changes and what to expect next when you take up the premium or plus options.
The free test trial is for you to see if this is for you or not.
If you are really serious about wanting to work from home and have your website as your business for now and into the future the you have the upgrade options and there are no upsells later either unlike some other platforms.
Engaging Community and Support
Building a successful online business doesn’t have to be a lonely journey.
Wealthy Affiliate boasts a vibrant and supportive worldwide community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
You are able to connect with fellow members, share insights, seek advice, and get all the help and support you need.
Your future is up to you.
This is not a quick get-rich way and if you think that this is not for you.
If you are serious about wanting to secure a future online with your own website down the track for yourself and or your family then that is a final decision for you to make not mine.
Remember all this is free to join and start, learning how to build a website foundation and progress further and gain knowledge on what affilaite marketing truly is and how you can earn online while learning and growing along the way.l
You do need to make an effort, you do need to have the right mindset and definitely patience along the way.
How much does wealthy affiliate membership cost?
The Starter membership is a Free test trial to join no credit card is required but show you how to create your website by lesson four and you are given a free sub-domain to get you started.
The Premium membership is $49 per month and is ongoing until you cancel.
You are given credits to purchase 1 dot com domain
You can take the yearly which works out to be cheaper in the long run which is $497 per year.
The Premium Plus membership is $99 per month again ongoing until you cancel.
You are given credits to purchase 2 dot com domain
For the yearly, it is $697 which is a big saving compared to taking the monthly offer plus it used to be $999
Again the chart will show you all you get plus the many bonus packages along with each paid membership saving you more along the way.
Have a look at the three benefits of each membership, with this comparison chart when you click on it and you will see what each membership has to offer you.
So if you are interested at least try it out,
I will be there waiting to welcome you along with the Co-founders in Kyle and Carson.
Personally, I would prefer you to start from the beginning for free, learn the ropes and make your own informed decision on how successful you want to be.
You deserve that don’t you think?
When you realize the many benefits you get and you decide to be serious about wanting to learn to be successful online the upgrades will be of great benefit to you.
There are over 120 premium member lessons and 52 live training classes.
For Premium Plus, you have an additional 200 expert live training given by many of the Super affiliates.
They own all their success from the training you are about to learn.
Many of these super affiliates are earning over $10,000 per month and more.
Note about the Super Affiliates
They worked hard and gave their all to be successful online and learn and own all their success to the Wealthy Affiliate Training in the process.
Now they are paying it forward to their fellow community members giving them insights on what works best and how to achieve what they did.
So what do you say?
Would you want to give it a go and try it out for free?
When you realize this is for you then you can always upgrade to get more training and many other resources to take you to the next level.
So if you want to Learn The Right Way then Wealthy Affiliate is for YOU
If you have any questions for me, feel free to drop them in the comment box below