If you have come to this Wealthy Affiliate Review then you are likely wondering what it is and if it’s another scam that you should avoid.
Am I right?
Over the years I have reviewed many products and services online but none of them come anywhere close to Wealthy Affiliate.
This is a community that I’ve been a part of for nearly 6 years now and they have helped me in so many ways that I can’t even count them on both of my hands and toes combined.
I’m sure that many of you guys have read multiple WA reviews and have heard a great deal about this company and you may still be on the fence about whether or not you should join.
This isn’t an official review but rather an overview of what I’ve covered in my original WA review
In the following post, I’ll be sharing my top 7 reasons why I feel like it pays to be a member of this amazing online community as well as some of the success that I’ve had promoting them over the past couple of years.
I’ll then leave it up to you guys to make a sound decision as too whether or not this company would be a good fit for you or not.
Let’s get started, OK?
1) It’s Free To Join & Test Drive Everything They Have To Offer
Unlike most make money online opportunities out there that require you to open your wallet and hand over your credit card to them before you even know what you’re getting yourself into, WA is different.
Not only do they let you join as a free starter member, they also provide you with all the tools necessary to get your web business online and up and running.
This includes 2 free subdomains, 7 days of premium help and support from the community, 20 starter training lessons (10 OEC training) (niche) (10 affiliate Bootcamp lessons) along with 30 searches using Jaaxy.
Not to mention that you can remain a free member indefinitely if you wish (Even though it’s not recommended) and if you feel it’s not something you would be interested doing you can leave with no questions asked.
2) Live Over The Shoulder Weekly Video Training
Each and every Friday evening at 8 PM EST Jay hosts live weekly webinars that cover a wide range of topics about affiliate marketing.
These include things like how to write content, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keyword research, Facebook ads/ PPC marketing, how to build a sales funnel among many other things.
I have personally learned so many things from these live training events that I would have never learned before and these include things like CSS coding, HTML, ranking on page 1 of Google and many other things.
These webinars typically last an hour but they usually go over because he takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to answers your questions at the end of the presentation.
This alone is worth the monthly membership fee in my honest opinion as I have gained a wealth of knowledge after watching these live training sessions.
If you have ever wanted help and support from someone who has been earning a consistent income online for the past 10 years then you definitely don’t want to miss out on these live trainings held each and every Friday.
Take a look below at some of the most recent live training classes held at Wealthy Affiliate over the past few months
Also, if for some reason you can’t attend live, you can always watch the replay as these webinars are all recorded so that you can watch them whenever its convenient for you.
I always try to attend live as I feel like this is the best way to get the most value out of them.
However, if you’re the type of person who learns better by pausing the recording so that you can implement what’s going on to your own site step by step then you can do this as well.
3) Comprehensive & In Depth Task Based Step By Step Training
Beside the live training help each and every Friday, you’ll also gain access to over 100 training lessons that show you how to build a website based on a hobby or interest of yours as well as how to build an authority site.
There are actually 2 parts to the training at Wealthy Affiliate so no matter which direction you choose to go in you can expect nothing but the best training and support.
The Entrepreneur Certification walks you through step by step and shows you how to build your first website online which includes everything from picking a niche, choosing a design, installing the right plugins, and launching your site live on the internet.
There are 50 lessons total which cover 5 courses that contain 10 lessons in each course.
Each course is broken down into specific categories and these include the following
- Getting Started
- How To Get Traffic To Your Website
- How To Make Money
- How To Master Social Media
- Achieve Maximum Exposure Through Content Creation
At the end of each course, there are a variety of tasks that you’ll need to complete before moving on to the next lesson as well as a Q& A section where you can ask questions about anything you don’t understand.
If you would rather learn how to build an authority style website that focuses more on the make money online niche where you’ll be helping people avoid scams and showing them legitimate ways to earn money online then you may want to start the Affiliate Bootcamp training instead.
This is more focused on promoting Wealthy Affiliate and earning affiliate commissions but you can use this training to promote a variety of other legitimate products/ services in the affiliate marketing industry.
This training actually contains 70 lessons in total which spans over 7 courses that also have 10 lessons inside each course.
They are as follows:
- Getting Your Business Rolling
- Content, Keywords, & Conversions
- Giving Your Site Social Value
- Getting Visual & Creating Your Own Brand Through Media
- Getting To Know Your Audience And Catapulting On Your Referrals
- Bing & Yahoo PPC
- Google Adwords PPC Training
It’s important to remember that these are 2 completely different niches and you need to pick one or the other.
In my experience with helping other people succeed online, they think that you need to go through both of these courses and this is where there tends to be a great deal of confusion.
However, this isn’t true and you only need to pick one or the other.
This is only the tip of the iceberg and if I were to list all the training you have access to I would be here forever doing so.
However, this is the main 2 training modules that most of you guys will be going through once you get started.
4) Everything You Need To Build A Website In One Place
One of the things that I particularly love about Wealthy Affiliate is the fact that they provide you with all the tools needed to be successful online for 1 low price.
Before I found WA back in the day I would constantly find myself being all over the place in terms of having everything I needed to build a website.
I would buy hosting from Hostgator, purchase domain names from GoDaddy and get my SSL certificate and other things from yet another supplier.
This was a huge inconvenience for me and led to lots of frustration, not to mention that it was also quite expensive and I found myself dishing out a whole lot more money than I could afford at the time.
Fortunately, I was finally able to find Wealthy Affiliate and I no longer need to worry about that as everything is provided to me for 1 low monthly cost.
Here is everything you’ll gain access to as a Wealthy Affiliate member below.
- A Domain Marketplace
- Website hosting for up to 50 websites
- Free SSL certificates included with your membership
- Site Content- WA’s very own WP content editor
- 4 click 30-second state of the art website builder
- Site comments- Get real-time comments to your posts to increase engagement
- Site Support- 1 of the most important things you need when building a website is 24/7 support
- Built in spam protection- Say goodbye to spam automatically with the flip of a switch
There is a feature that I didn’t mention above because it’s fairly new but is probably one of the best features they have added yet.
What is it you may be wondering?
This is their site manager feature that uses a 100 point system that grades your website based on factors like your publishing frequency, how unique your content is, your engagement and how many plugins you have installed.
As you can see from the screenshot above, I need to work on my engagement and start slim lining my plugins to reach optimal site health.
Flip on SSL with the click of your mouse no complicated settings to go through or anything as you would experience with GoDaddy or any other domain registrar.
5) Get Personal Help & Support From Me & The Entire Community(Kyle & Carson Included)
Help & support is one of the many deciding factors that can either make you or break you in the online world.
Personally for me, if it wasn’t for the outstanding help & support that I received from both Kyle & Carson when I first started, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.
I am forever grateful to the person who introduced me to this company and I actually got to meet them a couple years back in Las Vegas.
More on that later!!
Over the past 5 years, I have helped hundreds of people and shown them how to build a business online, answered their questions, and even gave them a complete site review detailing their mistakes and how to fix them.
This type of support could cost you anywhere from a couple thousand dollars and up depending on what program you join.
This feature is included with your premium membership at no additional cost to you!!
Not only will you have access to me as your mentor and coach, but you’ll also be able to contact the owners themselves (Kyle & Carson) and ask them anything you want.
How freaking sweet is that?
6) An All Expenses Paid Trip To Las Vegas To Meet Me & Other Super Affiliates
If you would rather go through the affiliate boot camp training and learn how to build an authority site in the make money online niche then I would recommend you start out with the affiliate boot camp.
If you’re able to get 300 premium members to sign up under you between Jan 1st & Dec 31 OR 100 between Sept 1 & Dec 31st you’ll receive an invitation to WA’s annual Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas.
I have personally attended this conference back in 2016 and I blogged about my trip and what an amazing time that I had while attending this conference.
You can read all about what went down in Vegas as well as everything you’ll have to look forward to if you were to make this trip here in my Las Vegas Blog Post Here!!
Also, if you would like to check out a video highlighting all the fun I had while at this conference then check out this video below.
I also make an appearance in the video not once, not twice, but 3 times.
Were you able to recognize me and pick me out?
Besides getting a free trip to Vegas, you’ll also be learning how to create a residual income that will allow you to get paid month after month for work that you did weeks, months, or possibly years ago.
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to do that, right?
Also as you continue to make your way through the affiliate boot camp you’ll learn how you can start creating multiple sources of income by promoting several different products and services on your website.
I am finally starting to earn commissions from multiple places and believe me this is the best feeling in the world.
If you’re interested in promoting the best affiliate marketing training center in the online space and reap the benefits of this then I would highly recommend you check out my detailed affiliate bootcamp review here for all the details.
7) The Most Cost Effective Affiliate Marketing Education Available Online
In the 20+ years that I have been searching for a place to learn affiliate marketing the right way I have lost several thousands of dollars and usually more confused than I was when I originally started.
Not only did I lose a great amount of money on these worthless systems, but I also lost time that I will NEVER get back and I feel like time is our most valuable asset.
The education that you’ll receive at Wealthy Affiliate is top notch and has been compared to taking a business course at Harvard.
Do you guys know how much it would cost you to enroll in a semester year at Harvard 20-2019?
As you can see above you’ll need to pay nearly $68,000 just to enroll for 1 year of classes and this is absolutely insane.
I always say that self-education is the best type of education for the following reasons
- It’s a whole lot more cost effective
- Will boost your confidence if you learn a new skill that can change your life forever
- This type of education platform is more up to date than anything you’ll find in a textbook
How Much Does It Cost To Become A Member Of Wealthy Affiliate?
Like I said earlier, it’s free to get started but if you want to have any type of long term success it’s going to require an active premium membership.
You receive a very generous 62% discount off your first month if you join through me and do so within the first 7 days.
This comes out to only $19 for your first month so that you can kick the tires and fully immerse yourself in the WA experience to see if this is something you could see yourself doing before paying full price.
After your initial 30 days are up you’ll have 3 decisions to make
- Go monthly at a rate of $49/ month ($588 yearly)
- Go for their 6-month membership at a rate of $238 ($476 yearly)
- Go yearly at a rate of $359/ yearly/ ($29 month)
- Wait till Black Friday and pay $299/ year (.83 cents per day/ $24/monthly)
The skills that I now possess are comparable to someone who took a computer, marketing, & business college class all rolled into one.
You wanna know how much I paid for this knowledge?
Less than $1 a day as a yearly member.
If you’re serious about learning how to build a business, market it correctly, and learn all the proper SEO techniques to get ranked on the first page of Google then you actually can’t afford to not become a member.
For about the price of a cup of coffee, you can learn how to build an affiliate marketing business the right way and get to interact with some of the most successful affiliate marketers in the industry.
My Closing Thoughts
I have reviewed hundreds of programs that claim you can earn money with them but at the end of the day I ended up losing more money than I made.
It wasn’t until I found Wealthy Affiliate that I’ve been able to make sense of how to build websites, niches, and how to properly narrow them down for success, as well as so good old marketing education.
If you have fallen for any type of scam or worthless program in the past and had no luck in even coming close to making your first dime online then I think you owe it to yourself to at least check out the starter membership.
I’ll be celebrating my 6th anniversary with this company in about a month and a half and I’m pretty stoked about this and will definitely be writing my 6-year journey towards the end of next month so you don’t want to miss out on this.
Do you seriously think I would continue to pay my membership for 6 years if the information that I’ve provided you guys with weren’t true and accurate?
Anyways, I really hope this unofficial Wealthy Affiliate Review has given you guys an inside look at everything they have to offer you and whether or not this opportunity would make a good fit for you.
Still have questions that I failed to answer above?
Feel free to leave them for me in the comments below and I’ll be more than happy to answer them for you and help you out in any way I can.
Until Next Time