I have done a good number of reviews on this website, and out of all the programs I have reviewed very few of them has been able to live up to my standards. Today I wanted to compare two different Internet marketing training centers side by side. I’m sure that many of you are familiar with Wealthy Affiliate, but may not know much about IMPHO. I reviewed this Internet marketing training center a while back and it is very similar to WA in many ways.
In the following review I am going to be comparing the two and letting you know which one is better. I am going to get right into things here so let’s get started.
What exactly is Wealthy Affiliate And how does it compare to IMPHO?
Wealthy Affiliate is a online business training center that teaches people how to get an online business up and running. It was started back in September of 2005 by 2 guys Kyle and Carson. There is no experience required and their training is broken down in step by step easy to follow lessons.
There is also 24/7 live chat where you can get help in real time from thousands of internet marketing experts along with the owners Kyle and Carson. The training courses, help and support, and all the extra features is something that you won’t find anywhere else on the internet. I will list all the many features of WA below as well as list the features of IMPHO. You can be the judge as to which training platform offers you more value.
The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
There are over 500 training modules that consist of video tutorials, classrooms, live webinars, text based learning as well as certification courses. Whatever it is that you want to learn about, that is related to internet marketing you can learn it here. There is a Free starter membership where you can get started for $0 and it includes everything you need to get started making money online.
There are six of these total with four of them available right now and the other two to be released here soon. These are some of the best courses available that explain everything in detail and provide step by step instructions on how to complete each task.
At the end of the lessons there are tasks you need to complete before moving on to the next one.
I will list the four that are available now below
This is the starter course that comes with your Free membership and there are 10 lessons included in this course. After you have finished with the lessons you will have a better understanding of:
- What a niche is, and how to pick the right one that will not only be profitable but one that you can be an authority in and use it to grow your business.
- How to optimize your website and learn more about how to use WordPress.
- How to write quality content that gets ranked high in the search engines.
- How to make money from your website and how the whole process works.
- How keyword research works and how to find tons of low hanging fruit keywords.
- How to create long and short term goals and work towards them in order to create financial freedom.
This course is all about traffic and the many ways that you can generate traffic to your website. Without traffic there is no reason to even have a website and in this course you will learn all about how to get lots of traffic to your website.
After you are finished with this course you will know more about how:
- To transfer your content to a domain that you own
- To create content that converts into sales
- To setup Google Authorship on your website
- To write beautifully engaging content that speaks to your audience
- To get a unlimited amount of traffic to your website
- To be able to tell the difference in traffic and targeted traffic
This course is all about how to make money from your website and understanding how the process of making money online works.
A few things that you will have a better understanding about after you finish this course are:
- Understanding the customer purchase life cycle (What they typically do before making a purchase)
- How to choose the best and most profitable affiliate program
- How to incorporate affiliate links into your pages and posts
- How to earn money through affiliate programs
- How to add shopping widgets to your site
- How to increase your commissions and keep your customers coming back
This course is all about social media and how to get your visitors socially engaged in your content. After taking this course you will have gained some in depth knowledge about why social networks are important along with:
- the proper way to share your posts and pages without it looking spammy
- how to leverage Google and get more people to share your content
- How to use Pinterest to explode your campaigns
- Understanding Facebook edge rank
- How to set yourself up for a lifetime of social engagement and success
- How to compose an effective tweet
There are currently 13 classrooms to date with more being added in the future. In these classrooms you can learn just about anything that is related to online business or affiliate marketing.
Listed below are the 13 classrooms that you can use to gain a better understanding about how these things work. You can also ask questions below the training if you don’t understand something and you will get an answer in usually a few minutes.
The getting started classroom
WA Affiliate program
Keyword niche and market research
Authoring and writing content
Search Engine Optimization(SEO)
Pay Per Click Marketing
Social Engagement and Marketing
Website development and programming
Wealthy Affiliate Platform
For a more in depth look at what these classrooms has to offer you can check out this post I did on the WA classrooms here.
Tools that are provided at WA
Any business that is going to succeed needs the right tools to do the job and Wealthy Affiliate has you covered.
- 2 Free websites to get you started
- WA keyword tool be able to find low competition keywords to use in your online marketing campaigns
- Rapid writer use this whenever writing a post on your website. It will help you write better content and keep track of your keyword density so that you don’t overuse your keyword.
- Free hosting you will be able to host your websites at WA for free. This also comes with many perks and your websites will be monitored and protected against any hackers or from being attacked.
24/7 help and support
the support at WA is one of the things they are known for. It only keeps getting better all the time. There are many different ways to get help and support at WA and I will list them below
Live chat- is the best way to get help instantly from lots of experienced marketers who are ready to answers your questions.
Private messaging- is a great way to get personal one on one help and support from thousands of experts along with the owners Kyle and Carson.
Your very own blog- Do you got any questions or don’t understand something? Blog about it and get help from an entire community and get your questions answered.
Start up a discussion- Get your questions answered and get a better understanding of how Internet marketing works.
There is so much more at WA and if I listed everything I would be here for days. This is just a basic rundown of what is offered at Wealthy Affiliate for a more in depth explanation check out my review.
The IMPHO Online Business Community
This community was started in 2011 by Allen Payne a former member of WA. IMPHO also offers a Free starter membership as well so you can try it out before you decide to go premium. It doesn’t offer nearly as much as WA does in it’s starter membership. It has only been around for 2 years and I feel there is still plenty of room for growth within this new IM community. Here is the basic rundown of what you will get over at IMPHO.
The training is broken down into 12 parts and it offers easy to follow courses as well. I will list the main training modules and show you which ones offer the most value to people just getting started in Internet marketing.
The 30 days to success challenge is a training module that is meant to have the foundation of your business in place and have you to the point to where you should be making some money. This is a pretty in depth course and you should not be in no hurry to go through it fast.
There are 30 lessons in all, one for every day of the week for a month. This is the main course that is offered at IMPHO and everyone should go through it.
Video walk through’s
There are 14 video walk through’s in this section with more being added in the future. These cover a variety of different topics that range from how to profit from amazon during Christmas time to how to get a website ranked.
Affiliate marketing and blogging
This is made up of 45 training modules, some are video based while others are text based. This goes through what affiliate marketing is and shows you how to cash in on this multi billion dollar business.
Email marketing and list building
In this training section you are going to be focusing on how to build an email list and how to market your products to other people through email marketing. There are 26 videos that show you how to get your list built and how to start making repeat sales through email.
Product creation and how to sell your own products
This particular section in the training walks you through the entire process that you need to follow to create your own product and how to start selling it right away. There are 39 modules dedicated to how to create your own product and get it ready for sale to the whole world on the internet.
Search engine optimization
This is the section of the training that everyone should go over as many times as they need too. Getting your website to the top of the search engines and mastering SEO is something that every webmaster should know how to do.
There are 29 training modules that will show you how to avoid getting hit by the panda and penguin updates. You will learn how to come out on top after these Google updates are released.
Web traffic generation
This training module is all about getting traffic to your website and the many ways that you can go about doing this. This is probably one of the most important things you should be doing after you have a good amount of content on your site.
If your site isn’t getting any traffic then all your work you have been doing is pretty much useless. You need traffic to make money and this is explained within this training.
Tools that are offered at IMPHO
This is where they are lacking at and I feel they could offer a lot more valuable tools to help you get your online business started. They do have a few quality tools here but they need more. Here is what they have.
Instant on page SEO review
This is one of the tools that I actually like. It will tell you if you are following good SEO practices, what needs fixed, and how to get your pages ranking higher in the search engines. This is something that all webmasters should have so that you know how well your website in performing.
Keyword rank checker
This is another great tool even though not as accurate as the Jaaxy keyword tool’s Site rank feature. This could be an alternative if you don’t have Jaaxy. You simply put your keyword into the keyword field and then type in your domain name and hit check and it will show you where you are ranking for that particular keyword in the SERPS.(Search engine result page)
Best Page Determination
The whole purpose of this tool is to tell you which pages on your site are ranking the best for a variety of different keywords on your website. Simply type your keywords into where it says keywords and type in your domain name. This tool will give you your top 3 pages that are performing the best in the search engines.
Help and support at IMPHO
There are a few ways that you can get help and support from this community and I am going to list them below and go into a little detail about each one.
If you have any questions or you would just like to introduce yourself to the community then the forum would be the best place to do so. The forum is split up into 7 different areas where you can get help on whatever you need it the most or you can start a new topic.
If there is something that you need help with and you don’t want everyone to see your post then you can send a PM to the owner himself or the many other members of the community and get one of one personal help and support.
You can open a ticket in the help desk and someone will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
To see everything that IMPHO offers check out my full review here
Which online community would I suggest that offers the most value?
My personal recommendation, which I have been referring people to for over a year now is Wealthy Affiliate. They have been around for 9 years now and they are the ONLY place that will show you the RIGHT WAY to start a business online.
Both online communities are FREE to get started and they both offer a good amount of training. The starter membership at WA offers more than I have seen from other paid membership websites and the premium membership opens up a whole new world of training.
Check out the chart below to get a better idea of how Wealthy Affiliate stacks up to IMPHO!
I am a member of both communities and I have thoroughly examined both of them. I would highly recommend WA to anyone who is wanting to get up and running with their own work from home business.
I really hope that this has given you a better explanation of what both communities has to offer. If you have any questions about either Wealthy Affiliate or IMPHO please leave them below and I will get back to you right away.