Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Type of business: Online Business Classroom and Community
Price: $0 Starter membership (Starter account), $49 per month (Premium) or $359 per year.
Owners: Kyle and Carson
My rating: 5 out of 5 (Highly recommended) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Before we get started on everything, I need to be frank you with you – That is not my airplane on the right.
It belongs to a client of mine and I got the opportunity to go there because of my business that grew thanks to Wealthy Affiliate which led me to a lot of calls and a lot of projects.
Long story short, Wealthy Affiliate is a course that teaches you to grow an Online Business of your own, or grow an existing one through Online Marketing, specifically through the website content.
I’ll explain in greater detail as we go but it’s important for me to set your expectations straight.
WA is NOT a get rich quick scheme and it does not make you a millionaire – It does however, give you a considerable amount of income full-time if you put in the effort.
Hi, My name is Riaz Shah and I am an event planner by trade.
It is my own company which I’ve learned how to grow from the skills that I’ve picked up here at Wealthy Affiliate which I’ll be reviewing for you as we go.
In my free time, I write casually on this blog to help share my discoveries with everyone on how to build a second income stream as how I did.
I may be a corporate person but outside work, I’m still the normal everyday guy who loves Star Wars and video games and before you ask, No I do not live in a big mansion nor drive a Ferrari.
I don’t believe that it’s right to show off and prey on other people’s envy and jealousy to make money by scamming them.
It’s important for me to tell you this because there a lot of scammers out there on the internet and I’m just as normal as you are and everyone here who is looking for the same answers on building a sustainable future.
Now that we’ve got our expectations on reality, let me start off with how I ended up coming across Wealthy Affiliate…
3 years ago before this very website that you’re looking at had even existed yet, I was in another program called Dot Com Secrets X which I ended up losing all my savings and being scammed hoping I’d get a shot at making money online.
I didn’t get a single cent.
But after a few months, I began to muster up the confidence to find out what other people had been saying on Google and I found out that everyone said the same thing – That the DCSX was definitely a scam and everyone lost a lot of money to the so-called internet guru.
I went down.
Bent and broken with barely any cash left on hand, I read and read countless reviews until I came across Wealthy Affiliate which has an insane amount of positive reviews but they never did any marketing of their own, no fast cars, no big mansions.
I decided to give it a try and joined their 7-day trial and from that moment onwards, I was hooked.
The lessons are on-point and my website looks amazing – My content-writing skills that I picked up make Google love my site even more and after 2 months, I got my first sale.
I never looked back and I keep working on my websites to grow them even further and now, I’m earning at least $4-5k from my websites a month.
I learned the hard way that there is NO such thing as making millions overnight so if you are like me – believing that efforts will pay off, then Wealthy Affiliate is definitely for you so do read my review below to know more about this particular program.
What is Wealthy Affiliate? (And How Does it Work)
Want to make money by selling other people’s stuff?
You’ve come to the right place.
WA is an Online Business Course that teaches you how to make money out of any passion you have, by building a WordPress website.
Here, you’ll learn how to become an Affiliate Marketer which means that you can make money through sales you make from affiliate programs and products which will give you a percentage of each sale.
You don’t need to sell.
You don’t need to create your own product.
You don’t have to even face people.
All you have to do is to provide information on what people are searching for online. By doing that, people will be very thankful for giving them a solution to their questions – all you need to do is recommend them to Amazon which will do the rest.
Don’t worry about website building, it is actually easier today than several years ago as you don’t need prior knowledge at all.
I used to take 3 weeks to build a website but now, anyone can build one in a few minute’s time! There’s absolutely no excuse to not build one because everyone eventually needs a website be it for their personal selves, for work, or research.
The website building is the easy part, driving visitors to your site is another which is why after you’ve built your website, your next task in hand is to drive traffic (Fancy name for website visitors) and don’t worry, because you won’t need to spend a single cent on marketing at all!
The only real way by ranking your website on the first page of Google which is a major part covered here at Wealthy Affiliate. Look at that image on your right… That is how my website looks like on Google and many other pages are ranking too and so will yours.
Admit it, even you will be proud enough to tell your friends of your achievements when you managed to get your website up there as it is no small feat. Once your website is on the first page of Google, it will stay there forever and that is how you’ll get endless traffic for free.
One last note that I’d like to add is that the amount of money you’ll be getting is dependent on the number of people you can attract to your site because no matter how beautiful your site looks, it won’t make money if nobody is there in the first place.
The higher your traffic = Higher conversions = More money.
You could easily make $10 a day or $1000 a day or anywhere in between with Internet Marketing if you put in the effort to grow your business every day.
It is important to take note that you won’t be making money overnight though because Google needs time to know you are serious and that your website is a quality one which is why a new website will take a month or two to grow before Google starts unlocking your site’s true potential and give you a greater site exposure.
Don’t know how a website process works? I’ve got you covered! When I first build my website, I record everything from day one because I was excited and in the beginning, your graph will look something like this…
The first few weeks will be rough but in the end, hard work will definitely start to pay off and your visitor rate will shoot off the roof as how it did on my site as well.
Pros and Cons
There are a lot of features that I will be sharing with you later on but here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of this program…
- Lessons are always updated
- Suitable for both beginners and experts
- Classroom-based learning – There is 13 full interactive classroom with tasks to complete.
- Suitable for any niche
- 10,000+ members within the community
- You’ll never run out of motivation
- Live Chat
- Spam-free community
- NO hidden upsells
- Free web hosting
- Free websites
- It will probably take you at least 2-3 weeks in order to get your first sale – Building a website may take time as Google needs to understand what you’re doing first before you can rank on the first page. If you are looking for ways to make money overnight, I’m afraid this program is not for you but if you believe hard work will pay off, then this is the perfect program for you.
- You won’t make millions – Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick scheme and it is important to have realistic expectations before you get started. On average, I have seen people earning around $300 – $700 in their first month. It may be a small amount but businesses start small and only after that will your website start snowballing and earn you more sales.
- Do not get stuck in the “Learning only” mode – There is some great knowledge to be learned from Wealthy Affiliate and I have seen many people (Including me sometimes) learn but not implementing. Knowledge has never been so sweet here at WA, especially if you have been looking for that answer all your life but what good is all that knowledge if you’re not doing anything with it, right?
Tools and Training –Everything You Need Under One Roof!
Want to know what you’ll get if you join? As an Online Business platform, Wealthy Affiliate has a lot of features for members and every year, there’s always something new that will surprise you. We’ll start with the number one feature here which is the…
Very Immersive Training! Classroom-based Lessons You’ll Never Forget!
The training is Wealthy Affiliate’s golden icon – People all over the world come to check out the astonishing secrets to building a high-quality website the right way.
The lessons will teach you how to make money by choosing a niche that you really love, building a website about it, creating content to make Google love it, gain rankings on Google’s first page, and voila! You earn through conversions.
Basically, you will be taught Affiliate Marketing which is the art of selling other people’s products in exchange for commissions and this is very fun, very easy and very lucrative because there are billions of people using the internet every day.
People have this misconception that there are too many websites and competition is huge but the reality is that there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to get a piece of that golden nugget.
The sea on the internet is vast and too few websites are truly taking the chance to create a website and benefit from the countless niches out there.
Want a More Real-Time Class? Join Our Weekly WAbinars!
And that’s not a typo, WAbinar is our actual term because it stands for Wealthy Affiliate get it? Get it? Okay I’ll go.
Every week on Fridays, we have this video Wabinar covering all sorts of wonderful topics to help keep your edges sharp and updated on the online world. That’s right, you don’t have to look for news outside – we’ll bring it to you!
I’ve finished all those lessons myself but the weekly live training is something I never miss out on because it helps remind me of just how awesome the whole online experience is, especially when there are thousands of other members talking at the same time.
It’s even more helpful when you know that there are people who have been there and have succeeded online with their blogs and having the chance to pick their brain on how to propel your Online Business even further for free is the real deal.
Talk about the power of the community!
Want to Rank on Google Fast? –Avoid Competition with our Keyword Tool!
Ranking on the first page of Google is definitely possible and you can do it too.
Take a look at my screenshot on the right – That’s one of the reviews I made that I ranked for on the first page of Google.
Blogging is not my full-time thing as I am also working a day job so I have no experience on how the whole internet works but if I can manage to rank my site on the first page let alone build one, then that definitely means that you can too.
Perhaps you’ll do even better than me since you can definitely put in more time into growing your site which will eventually be your full-time business.
How I do this is pretty easy.
You see, Google has millions of websites on the web and each one is competing with one another but what makes us stand out more despite all those heavy competition, is that we know how to leverage keywords and how I managed to rank mine just now was by simply searching it through the Keyword Research Tool here at WA.
How you can utilize our keyword tool to rank any page on Google will be taught inside the program so I won’t spill much on this but just to let you know, it’s something that will definitely up your game even more.
But just to give you an idea, we have a great keyword research tool that you can utilize to scan competitive keywords, and the trick to that is to find ones that are highly searched for but with very little competition.
I don’t normally share my keyword search results as it gives my other competitors the edge they can use to overtake my rankings but for the sake of this review, and to show you what I mean, I guess one secret wouldn’t hurt 🙂
Want a Reply Faster than Support? –Get Access to Member Threads!
Not that our support team is slow or anything.
They do reply fast and when I say fast, I mean less than half an hour to be exact but sometimes, we just need an instant answer for very short questions. Like should I do this or not, or even how to solve a problem on your blog.
When we’re working online, things tend to get pretty technical so we’re bound to have questions burning from time to time but worry not, you’re not alone! Other members are most probably asking the same thing when it comes to a website problem so while at WA, you can simply access their threads and get instant answers in a blink of an eye!
There are also other members who share tips and training every once in a while (Even me!) and we often share things that cannot be found within WA’s lessons (Golden knowledge!) so you’ll definitely get access to that as well 🙂
Oh, But I Don’t Know to Build a Website! –Introducing SiteRubix.
Not to worry, you can build one here easily with a click of a button and no technical terms!
At WA, you can build up to 25 free websites to test your game before deciding on buying a full dot com domain for your website and our site-building platform is made especially to help you speed up and rank easily within Google!
We have over 1,400+ beautiful themes for you to choose from and most important of all, they are all mobile-responsive which means that if you check your newly-built website, it adjusts itself right into phone-mode automatically.
This is very important because not only will your readers love you more, Google will also rank you better because in 2020, websites that are mobile-responsive will gain better rankings within search engines.
This also means that if you already have a website now and it’s not mobile-responsive, you’re screwed so if there’s any a time to jump into the WA bandwagon, there has never been a more perfect time than now.
Nobody Commenting on Your site? –Boost them with SiteComments!
Did you know that out of every 100 web visitors, only 1% will comment on your site?
If you have a website but no one is commenting on it, don’t worry because that’s pretty normal, because a lot of people won’t even think of commenting if there’s no conversation within your page at all to begin with.
But when you stumble upon a page with a lot of organic people commenting, don’t deny, you just have to join in or take a closer look, especially at the comments.
At Wealthy Affiliate, we aim to change all that with a little something we call SiteComments.
How it works is that from your WA dashboard, you can request comments from other members to your site and before you start thinking of the quality, it’s guaranteed of very high organic quality because the SiteComments system is actually a give and take system.
This means that if you want comments on your website, you will need to contribute comments on another member’s site too so this way, everyone no matter how old or pro they are will need to comment on other sites and speaking of which, I’m one of the top contributors there too 😉
The SiteComments system is a feature unique only here at WA and you won’t find this anywhere else.
Even if you ask others to comment on your site, it won’t be the same or as detailed as to how we do it here because there are certain rules on the give and take system – Relativity and word length-wise.
It is a form of Give and Take as you’ll get comments from real users who go really go through your page and website to give it engagement from their own perspectives.
For every article that I write, I usually request 5 comments on my site and after that, other readers from the internet who were to come across my page will be tempted to comment too! Just scroll down the comments section below to see what I mean 😉
Did You Know That You Could Earn Through Comments?
I’m about to fill you in on a trade secret.
You already know how powerful the SiteComment feature is – We can get real authentic comments from real users, we can view other senior bloggers’ sites who are crushing it and connect with them, but at the same time, we can also earn through comments, wow!
How it works is that for every comment, you’ll get $0.50 which is actually decent amount if you think about it.
If you really do the math, you can easily get $5 a day if you spend an hour doing giving 10 comments.
It usually takes me an hour to do so and if you want to take it up a notch and spend two hours giving 20 comments, you can easily get $10.
Multiply that by 30 days, that’s an easy $300 a month for spending just two hours a day! That’s more than enough to pay for Wealthy Affiliate’s membership.
It’s how I was able to pay when I first joined and if you’re wondering as to why they’re giving away cash, it is to help make sure the members are honest when they are giving comments for each other’s website as the requirement is a bit strict, with a minimum 100-word.
Affiliate Marketing is still the main source of income for all of us as we will need to build a website that we monetize but it will take a few months for your website to finally take off and start snowballing cash and in that initial period of waiting, having a side income by giving comments definitely helps as a new member.
Once your website has started growing and making thousands, you won’t need to use SiteComments anymore and you can fully depend on your website’s earnings as how most of us do.
Out of the many features we have here, I’d say this is one of the very best benefits you’ll get because it makes your work so much easier and no other website building platforms have this feature – Truly a heaven for beginners!
If you build a site using other website builders like Wix or Weebly, you won’t know how your website is doing and whether or not it is protected nor is it good SEO-wise. With SiteHealth on the other hand, you can check what exactly are you missing out and how on earth do you keep your site on its top performance so that it can rank better in Google.
Never fear, you can host your website here free of charge!
To build a website, you need to have a web host and nobody knows how to find the right one. When I first started, I was using Hostgator as my web host but I’ve stopped my subscription altogether because I realized that I was spending $15 a month which was very expensive not to mention the fact that it was slowing my site down in terms of page load.
I moved my website to host at WA and instantly, this is what happened…
My website speed increased!
This is because WA gives you first-class dedicated web hosting as opposed to the cheap shared-hosting that we usually come across, which means that you have a whole server for yourself to host your websites!
Other companies like Hostgator (My previous hosting) and Bluehost are using a shared server which means that they cramp all the other websites in their server which results in a very slow website loading time. But by doing so, they are able to charge a low monthly fee.
Still, is the price worth the quality?
Wealthy Affiliate on the other hand, gives you a dedicated web host which is a killer deal because if you try to get this outside, it usually cost you at least a hundred dollars per month but as a member, you’ll get access to this free your entire lifetime – That’s how serious they are to help you succeed online!
Don’t Know How to Get a Domain? –Introducing SiteDomains!
Starting January 2016, Wealthy Affiliate started their own in-house domain registrar so you have absolutely no reason to go out and spend more just to get a domain elsewhere!
We want to provide the best for our members and we understand the cost is a burden so worry not because we’ll give the best rate for those interested in purchasing domains that no other domain registrar companies can beat! Sure there are others who charge lower but the upsells are what’s going to cost you much more in the long run.
This is an entirely new feature that I never managed to get hold of because this bit wasn’t available back then. I’ve been a member for 3 years now and by the time I’ve built this website, it was from another domain registrar instead. New members are so pampered with new features that I’m feeling kind of envious!
Want to Up Your Game Even More? –Introducing SiteSSL!
Have you noticed how my website URL starts with an “https” instead of the usual “Http”?
You can get this too at Wealthy Affiliate, this is an entirely new feature that just started in November 2016 and it is something that will revolutionize the website world.
Whether it’s a brand new website or a site that has been around for a while, you can upgrade it either way to an https to instantly be on the same par as other established websites like Facebook.
Having SSL is usually used for websites with transactions going on because it makes your site more secure and if you implement this on your site, Google will recognize you even more as it shows how serious you are about your business that you are taking precautionary steps to secure it. This is also important because it knows that you are giving value to your readers.
Nothing Seems Right? I’ll Personally Teach You How!
I’ve been a member for 3 years now and if there’s one thing I want, it’s to see you succeed with your Online Business.
I’ll share everything you need to know about how to get an edge online, what you can do to get a boost on sales, and I’ll even check how your website is doing to give you feedback of my own.
From time-to-time, I also create training to help fix some issues that some members are facing so you absolutely have nothing to worry about as I’ll be there along the way to guide you through.
I love helping out people because when I first started online, the owners Kyle and Carson personally helped me out and I was touched that I began helping others as well after I started standing on my 2 feet so rest assured you’ll have me and the rest of the community to back you up 🙂
People Want to See REAL Content!
If you’re new to the online world, every beginner makes the mistake of wanting to succeed online without putting in the effort.
It doesn’t work like that because this is now how business work. Similar to the outside world, people want to see how trustworthy you are and how good your business is and here at WA, we teach you exactly that through a little something called Content Creation.
Would you rather buy from a cheap-looking website, or would you rather check to see a website’s credibility before spending?
The reason why popular websites like Amazon and Hubspot makes crazy conversion is because of the content they have that makes them authentic and real and believe it or not, it is more important now than ever…
See the graph trend rising? That’s how important proper content creation is!
There are so many scams today out there that build cheap websites with no proper content only to lie to people and steal their money so you should be happy to know that after Google’s updates, only websites with proper content can survive which means, those cheap low-quality ones will die.
In fact, your website will be much easier to rank now if you do it the right way which will be covered here at Wealthy Affiliate within our lessons so if you believe in working hard, this is definitely the place for you.
Is Wealthy Affiliate Safe? -Introducing SiteProtect!
Safer now than ever.
Sometimes you get too busy with work that you won’t have time to learn how to do antivirus or how to protect your site from hackers… At least not until it finally happens to you.
You’ll get super frustrated and you’ll start to panic because when that happens, the hacker takes control of your whole website so you can’t even log in.
All your hard-earned money, your business… gone!
A scary experience, I know because it’s happened to me once and I lost everything because I was too naive to believe that nobody would hack me.
Wealthy Affiliate understands this issue and created its very own security feature called SiteProtect exclusively for its members so if you were to join, you’ll get access to it free of charge!
I have a website already before I joined but even now, I’m experiencing better security than last time before I joined. And It’s very simple to activate really, all you need to do is to just click the On Button and you’re good to go!
Their WA team will handle everything for you so you can take your head away from the technicalities and focus on building your business. What a way to increase productivity, eh?
The SiteProtect feature is something you will never find anywhere else because it’s unique and is made by their own technical team and it’s really going to impact your business in the long run because Google will notice how established you are with a high-end system.
As an Online Business platform, Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress due to its speed, popularity and ease of use (You don’t need prior knowledge). It’s quite a popular method for working on the internet because WordPress makes it easier to understand everything so you don’t have to worry about this part at all.
The WA team strives hard to increase your overall security experience (Very important for business) and until now, I have never had anyone hacking me compared to last time when I was trying to do everything by myself.
They are always working on new features and to make sure it goes well with all of us users including you and me so they often share their updates from time to time with the community so you can talk to them freely about your issues or even how you feel towards the updates. So in a nutshell, they’re…
- Synchronizing your site with the WA platform
- Creating strong passwords for your account
- Saving your site account details so you can just log in from here.
- SiteProtect – Their own inhouse Spam blocker!
- Scanning your websites regularly to detect suspicious activities like hacks.
Can I Really Create a Website About Anything At All?
Of course you can.
Wealthy Affiliate applies for all types of interests that you have so whether it’s gardening, meditation, or a beer blog, there are boundless possibilities on growing your site and monetizing it!
I’m more of a show person rather than telling one so here are some of my friends who proved that you can take any type of passion work and become a long-term business for you…
Website niche #1 – My Archery Corner
A friend of mine is crazy about archery so guess what? He decided to start a blog about it!
As some of you might know, archery is not something people would check out online unless they want to buy arrows or bolts to restock, or if they want to find some info about what that sport is all about.
Moritz saw this as an opportunity, so he created content diligently on everything archery related – Bows, crossbows, tips on aiming, even historical facts.
When he first started, he was just like me.
We both had zero traffic and nobody came to our site but now, check this out…
He got on the first page of Google!
In the Online Business world, if your website isn’t ranked on the first page, you’ll be lucky if even one person clicks on your link that month.
If you’ve made it on the first page, on the other hand, that’s when you know you’re halfway to success.
Want to know how he did it? Take a look at this…
Using the knowledge and a keyword tool provided by WA, Moritz was able to pinpoint a specific keyword.
QSR stands for “quoted Search Results” which stands for competitors so seeing that there are only 13 competitors for that specific keyword, he was quickly able to seize that opportunity.
The traffic might not sound many but trust me, it’s a lot because one thing that you need to remember is that content like this lasts an eternity so just imagine how many visitors he would have accumulated from just this one post when he has many more where that came from!
Moritz is one of my dearest friends here at WA and we always share info on how to grow our sites better so if you’re interested in keeping in touch with him, you can find his profile at WA where he goes by the name of MoritzS.
Website Niche #2 – The Island of Rhodes
Chris isn’t from Greece but his love for travel brought him there.
He has been staying in Rhodes for quite some time and has absorbed himself well into their world like how a native would – he can speak their language (And multiple others), he knows where to get the best deals, and he knows more about their history than most of the people there!
Impressive how interests can drive you!
After joining WA, he found a calling in him to start a niche website on Rhodes because he was totally in love with their culture.
He didn’t know what to focus on at first but after writing piece by piece, he discovered that there are limitless opportunities for him to talk about.
He wrote about the history of Rhodes, the popular icons, even the best places to visit and believe it or not, his site became one of the top sites in his niche!
And just like Moritz and me, he too started from scratch but look at him now…
His site appeared on the first page of Google!
Of course he still has a lot of content to create in order to grow faster but it’s still the first page nevertheless!
Let’s have a look at how he achieved that…
Woweee! 72 traffic with only 16 competitors!
Just so you know, a good number of competitors to look out for is anything that is below 300 because you’ll definitely be able to rank up faster when a keyword not too competitive.
Everything will be taught within the lessons inside Wealthy Affiliate so I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for you much but just so you know, the information you’ll get there works and it can be applied to any website and just about any businesses you have in this world.
Chris has been in WA for quite some time since 2014 and I actually learned a lot from him on ways to grow my site even further.
Look out for him when you’re inside, who knows he’ll drop you a knowledge bomb or two!
Website Niche #3 – Japanese Tactics
Did you know that in June 2018 alone, Japan reached its highest tourism rate month with over 2.8 million visitors?
Seeing that Japan is quickly becoming a popular destination for tourism, work and studies, my friend Nick decided to start a blog about it.
On his site, he teaches the Japanese language to help people better understand the language and culture through his language tips, immersion techniques, and fun facts to help you absorb faster.
Of course with that huge demand, there are tons of competitors so let’s have a look at how he fares now…
He still managed to rank up high on Google despite all those competitors!
Now it’s important to bear in mind that when it comes to ranking on Google, the ability to rank up high on search engines depends on the quality of content you create, the search demand and of course, the number of competitor sites there are on that specific keyword.
I love reading facts about Japan as I’m addicted to anime and manga so from time to time, I check out Nick’s site to learn more plus things get much easier when you can have direct access to him too in our membership area.
Website Niche #4 – XBrewX
There’s always a huge market for beers anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Nate loves his beer as much as he loves making one so he decided to share with everyone his favorite beer spots, his brewing techniques, and his reviews to give everyone a better experience.
He proved that you don’t need to have a huge factory to create one and that just about anyone can brew one at home. Look where that got him on Google…
On the front page!
And this is not his only site, he has several others too which are all ranking just as well if not better.
This proves that no matter the niche or passion, you can make your site grow into an authority site if you’re willing to put in the effort.
I’ve been in WA since 2014 but even now, I am still learning new things from different people to keep my site up to date on today’s trends and Nate’s helped me a lot whenever I get stuck on my site.
A community of like-minded people is very important especially if you are in the online business world so if you’re excited to give WA a try, we are all here to help you out!
Website Niche #5 – Cure My Erectile Dysfunction
Did you know that erectile dysfunction affects every 1 in 4 modern men today?
Taboo as it may be to talk about this topic, it is still on the borderline of health and wellness so to teach people how to overcome this problem is of great importance.
A lot of my friends are experiencing this problem and it gives them great despair not knowing what to do, especially after marriage.
Believe me, it’s scary because it involves your future.
With his knowledge in curing this problem, Derek saw this as an opportunity to share his solutions so he decided to write articles on how to solve it and share his experiences with everyone.
How did his site fare you ask? Let’s get a sneak peek…
It’s a little way down but hey! It’s still on the first page of Google!
When creating an authority website, the longer your website exists, the more mature and established it becomes in the eye of Google so as long as you keep doing what you do to maintain it, your website will slowly rank upwards in time.
Derek is one of my closest friends in WA and even a mentor for me when it comes to content creation strategies so if you were to happen to see him while inside the member’s area, do drop by and say hello! He’s a really cool guy!
These 5 examples I’ve listed down are definitely not the only ones who were successful because every day in WA, there is always someone who shares his or her progress within the community so yes, there are definitely more where that came from.
No matter which country you are from or what passion you may have, you can make it work if you are serious enough in building it and committed enough to maintain your business in order to have sustainable and passive growth.
So Who is Wealthy Affiliate For?
Everyone! – From newbies to experts alike.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what qualifications you have, whether you are a work from home mom, whether you even go to college or not or even if you’re unemployed!
Here, take a look at this screenshot of ambassadorship within Wealthy Affiliate…
The list goes on for those ambassadors but what I wanted to point out to you is that the beautiful thing about being an ambassador is that anyone can do it!
You get the ambassador title randomly depending on your activities on Wealthy Affiliate, how helpful you are, how communicative you are, and how performing your website is.
When you join Wealthy Affiliate, don’t be surprised that most newcomers are fresh newbies to the Internet Marketing world (Like me!), meaning that they have no experience in making money online!
But as they go through the lessons provided, they develop and eventually surpass even the most established members (Except for Kyle and Carson because they are the founders after all 😉 ) there so yes, everyone is equal here.
Surround Yourself With Those in the Same Mission As You!
Getting stuck is the number one reason internet marketers fail.
You can join as many home-business programs as you want but if you don’t get help and direction whenever you’re stuck, you won’t get far but it’s different in here because as you join, you get to meet all sorts of people from various backgrounds welcoming you.
Look at the picture above, I was surprised when the founder Kyle was welcoming me the moment I joined Wealthy affiliate! Okay I was exaggerating a little bit, it was actually one day after I joined when Kyle started talking to me but he did!
Wealthy Affiliate has 2 founders – Kyle and Carson. And both of them really care about how the well-being of the users because no matter how busy they get, they will still try to find time to reply to you. (Although it may take 2-3 days).
And it’s not just one-time support where other programs will tend to charge you higher if you want to speak with the seniors, no. Everyone is equaled here which is why we get along pretty fine and you’ll get access to speak with anyone without the pressure of paying more.
In fact, I ask for help a lot and although my questions are really annoying because I have no background in website building and even after a year, Carson still finds time to reply to me…
Having the founder himself guiding and talking to you will really make you feel valued as it shows responsibility and trust because the person who created the program himself will always be there for you.
There are loads more benefits of having a community such as…
- Hope in dark times – When you’re feeling down or depressed, having a supportive community who understands exactly how you feel may be just the remedy to get you back in action.
- Faster support – The community can help you answer your questions faster than relying on support tickets which would take days to reply.
- Personal advice – You can even ask for advice from the senior members on what methods or tricks they are using to give you a powerful edge.
- Greater motivation – A community will motivate you to work harder as you will ultimately feel envious when others who start about the same time as you, are already achieving massive success.
- Expert feedback – What better way to get professional feedback from experts themselves? People pay for this consultation while we get it for free!
Starter membership: $0 (Join here)
Premium membership: $49 per month or $359 per year (join here)
Wealthy Affiliate may not be the hottest product in the market but after reaching their targeted goal of having 200,000 members, Kyle and Carson decided to open up the doors to more people by introducing the Starter membership which you could join for free.
So how long can you join for free? For as long as you like!
Unlike other home business programs which give you only a few days to try out, the Wealthy Affiliate membership allows you to join for as long as you like until you’re ready to join as a premium member.
So do take advantage of that and experience the Wealthy Affiliate platform first-hand.
After you have learned everything there is to know about (And make some money along the way), you will want to consider joining as a premium member.
It’s designed to help you gain an edge in your online business by removing those pesky problems we tend to face like expensive hosting fees, pesky keyword tool fees, those website builder fees, searching the net tirelessly for answers, outsourcing people to help… all those removed with a low payment.
The membership contains everything you need to know about making your first dollar online. You can look at the premium membership as a living breathing Wikipedia whereby people can just give you answers whenever you’re stuck or even give the advice to boost your income.
Make Your First Sale and Share Your Stories!
Every day, there are hundreds of people who make their first sale at Wealthy Affiliate.
They share their happiness with everyone within the community and I really love reading their success stories as it warms my heart seeing how happy they are not to mention proving to everyone that making money online is definitely doable and that everyone can do it.
Some of these people have even completed their lessons on Wealthy Affiliate but are still here because they love the community, and they give back by helping others succeed too online.
Besides being a living beacon, it’s an amazing opportunity to get in touch with them and learn more to help build your own Online Business too as they are never short of tips to give which is an amazing opportunity for you too.
Before I joined WA, I remember how hard it was trying to get other bloggers to help me with something or give me advice because all of them are very huge and making so much money so they don’t have any reason to reply to me.
It was one of the reasons I stopped and didn’t pursue my online hopes.
Why would they reply to me, right? After all, I’m just a number and there are of course hundreds of thousands of people emailing them so of course, they’d pick who they want to reply to.
At Wealthy Affiliate on the other hand, you won’t get that preferential treatment as it is after all, a platform to help people earn and everyone here brings each of us up.
When someone comes across something that helps them with their earnings, they share with the community and I find it pretty cool as there’s always something new I could learn every day.
Some make money by blogging about civil law, some by teaching Japanese or providing translator services, and some even use the knowledge they earned to make money not only through Affiliate Marketing, but also by providing SEO or website services to clients to diversify their income source.
Whatever it is, there are just so many success stories to go around here and they’re there because it works and it is definitely possible for anyone to make money like how these people do.
AffTraining, John MKS, JerryHuang, Thabo4, RD40, are all real people and you can check and reach out to them yourself inside the platform.
In fact, there’s more where that came from and I can’t possibly share all of them with you because honestly, there are a lot of people we’ve been helping inside and they’re making their own income online from their own websites and ventures all over the world.
You can actually just head over to our dashboard and see the number of success stories there.
Every day there’s something new that people are sharing and you’d notice the variety of ways of earning which is really inspiring and you’d be instantly infused with vigor to work harder because if others can do it, why can’t we, right?
And the best part is that everyone is so warm and welcoming here as we’re all looking to build a future for ourselves and our family so you’d be surprised as to how nice everyone is and how they’re willing to share their secrets to success with you which I find very valuable.
When I first started I had no idea too and everything is such a mystery to me, especially when I’m not internet savvy and that I come from a totally different industry – I was working in a hotel.
But if it weren’t for the amazing people here which I constantly bug for help and guidance like Derek, Roope, Nathaniell, and many more, I would never have actually made it to my first sale.
Sometimes you just don’t know what you did wrong that hinders your progress like why is your site not converting, why are you not making enough, or even opportunities that can affect how you earn which not many people know of when just starting out and having the chance to connect with successful bloggers can be a game-changer for you.
It’s also great to interact with the community because you’ll also eventually meet some people that are on par with you and are doing just as well as you which would give you the fire you need to work harder and overtake them which can a healthy competition too whilst making friends with them.
Truly, the community here is unlike any other.
My Final Word + Bonus Gift
Some ways back, starting an Online Business would be an impossible task.
One would think that it’s next to impossible and the only way anyone could earn is through eCommerce which obviously would take huge amounts of capital to start but not today.
There are countless ways to make money online and the best part of it is that we can start immediately with no prior knowledge, no boundaries, and no need to meet anyone online which is perfect as it can save so much time and give us more flexibility to focus on growth and how much we make.
Affiliate Marketing has evolved to make sure we get the best when it comes to conversion and earning online as it’s very simple to do and we do not need to even focus on the product and there’s no better platform I can recommend than Wealthy Affiliate.
Bear in mind that it is also not a get rich quick scheme and to start making money on your website, you need time for Google to recognize it so only after that will you start and get your endless supply of visitors thus your income. I’ve been part of the platform since 2014 now and still am so should you decide to join, my username within the community is “Riaz”. Do drop by and say hello!
I’ll also give you a bonus if you decide to join as a premium within the first 7 days (including a 59% discount). This is something I’d like to call an “action takers” bonus as I would really want to help you out by giving you my personal guidance and some cool traffic building tips I have learned to build up my business from scratch.
Any questions at all that you have, please do leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to reply. Looking forward to meeting you and hope to see you there soon!