Overall Ranking: 10 out of 10
Price: $0.00 Free / $47/mo / or $359 for Annual Premium Memberships
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Who’s it for: From Newbie to Expert
This site is an online community and educational forum that teaches people how to build websites, including WordPress web-sites, step by step, but it does so much more. This is not any type of “get rich quick” program. It is specifically designed for those who can and will put in the work required to build an effective online presence. If you can spend at least three months, and you faithfully follow the lessons, you should begin to see an income. If you can spend six months, you’ll see your income grow, and if you can spend a year, you will likely be a successful entrepreneur who is now earning a full-time income online. It all depends on you. Seeing that I am a Wealthy Affiliate member, here is my Wealthy Affiliate Review and personal testimonial.
PROS & CONS:
There are a variety of pros if you join Wealthy Affiliate.
- Members can join for Free to review the site and get a feel for the community.
- After 7 days, members have the ability to either remain a Free member, or join the monthly Premium membership.
- Depending on your decision, you will either have a sub-domain provided to you for free (up to two sites), or you will have hosting services provided to you at no extra cost. Monthly members may host up to 25 sites, and annual pay members may enjoy hosting an unlimited amount of sites – there is no cap.
- If you have joined the Premium membership, you will continue to have access to the live chat room available 24/7/365, a whole forum full of active members who will happily respond to your questions and will provide any type of feedback or advice about your site, SEO, keywords, domain names, videos, and more! The experience level of many of the people alone is fantastic, and you will learn much – even if you are a complete newbie and have never worked on any type of website before in your life!
- Easy – Peasy: Building Websites is super easy. If you’re a total beginner, please check out another page I have – just for Beginners.
Here’s a quick tutorial showing you how to get your site set up in less than 30 seconds:
Well, if I had to start all over again, and considering my newest goal of using my sites as an affiliate marketer, I probably would have gone through the Affiliate Bootcamp first, though I’m not entirely sorry for doing it the other way around. I was actually thinking of doing this as a supplement to real estate and insurance. But, by not doing the Bootcamp first, I did not have any good paying affiliate links presented this whole time even during all my injuries and computer problems! So, yes, while all my injuries did play a major part in why I did not generate an income right away. Obviously, if the links are not presented at all, there is zero chance of making any sales. So, in short, if I had to do this over again, or if I were advising others who are interested in affiliate marketing, I would tell them to make sure they get their good paying affiliate links up sooner… rather than later.
The only other thing I can think of is that it’s too bad that I didn’t come across this forum sooner! I came across this forum after my other experiences with Squidoo, CB Passive Income, and a drop-ship Yahoo store which I had quite a long while ago. There were others as well. In fact, I still do have other sites and interests, but they will be eventually transferred to my Wealthy Affiliate hosting account as soon as I can get to them even if they remain static sites (as opposed to active blog sites).
I’ve always known that there are many people earning large sums of money by working at home, quitting the rat race, leaving a J.O.B. that they hate or where they are not appreciated or respected, enjoying their family, and, yes, earning money and building passive income even while sleeping. I had started and stopped so many times, and so, after kicking myself, and after yet another life lemon handed to me, I have picked up my efforts once again. Finally, I am doing something I enjoy, and I get to help people build passive income and wealth so that they, too, can earn money – even while sleeping…
WHO IT IS FOR?
This training forum is actually for anyone who wants to build and manage their own website(s) for whatever reason or purpose.
- Aspiring Entrepreneurs / Business Owners
- Affiliate/Internet Marketers
- Local Companies/Businesses
- Local Marketers / SEO Providers
- People Who Flip Websites
- People Who Want Hosting
- Affiliate Programs/Networks
- Online Merchants or
- Establish Online Presence for Brick & Mortar Shop
- People Who Are Retired
- Stay At Home Moms or Dads
- People Looking for a New Job (or Hate their job)
- People Looking to Build Websites
- Anyone Looking to Make More Money
- Anyone Looking for a Hobby
- People Who Want to Share Their Passion
- People Looking to Sell their Products Online
- People Who are Bored
- BASICALLY, ANYONE!
You can be a total newbie, a beginner, an intermediate, and on to an expert because of the hosting they provide along with nightly back-up services, encrypted passwords, site updates, videos, and other usable tid-bits, etc. So, even if you are an advanced blogger or writer, you won’t have to worry about backing up your site, or keeping up with major changes, because you will likely see someone’s blog post, email, or training course giving you the head’s up about anything new. In addition, the amount of money being saved on Hosting fees alone are a reason to join us!
TRAINING / TOOLS OVERVIEW:
As mentioned, the Free members receive 7 days of unfettered access to the first Course with 10 Lessons. They also receive the first Course with 10 Lessons in the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp if they wish to become a paid affiliate and earn commissions from their efforts. Free members can use the Live Chat along with the Forum – again, for the first seven days. Free members can continue to use their two sub-domain sites along with the hosting provided by WA. There is absolutely no pressure to join the premium plan, but you will likely want to after your first 7 days – just so you know. Once you realize how much info is at your fingertips, you will be addicted….
Premium members have access to all of the above and more. Those who pay monthly, may host up to 25 top-level domains while those who have joined the annual pay schedule may host an unlimited amount of domains.
- Live 24/7/365 Chat
- Live Weekly Training Events (Webinars – which are also recorded)
- Questions and Answers at end of each Webinar.
- Organized Course work with Lessons and Task Based “Homework.”
- Questions and answers under each lesson.
- Additional Training Videos & Tutorials
- Interactive Discussions
- Can post questions, observations, comments, or you can post and share a new training module that you have created yourself inside the forum!
- Hosting (Unlimited for Annual Premium members)
- Customer & Technical Support
- Automatic Nightly Back-up of all your sites
- Encrypted Passwords generated for you (Log in through your WA account)
- Keyword Research Tool
- Access to over 2,400 website design templates
- Ability to add over 30,000 different features (e.g. “Subscribe here” box to increase your mailing list and reach)
- Rapid Writer
The majority of “Customer Support” is pretty much provided by active members. You can ask any type of question, and you will receive a response. There are times when Kyle, one of the founders, responds, and premium members also have the ability to send direct messages to the appropriate people – including the owners as well as the real “Customer Support.”
As far as “Technical Support,” I have never really had a problem, but from what I understand, the Technical Support is not lacking. As I understand, they do provide timely resolution to technical problems.
Starter Membership: $0.00
You will enjoy access to the initial coursework, live chat, discussions / networking, training modules, keyword research tool, two free websites, and more.
Premium Membership: $47/month or $359 annually.
(They have, in the past, run Black Friday Deals after Thanksgiving where members joined for $299 for the year. Please check back to see if they will be running this Special again in November!) All inclusive tools and features included in your monthly membership fee – all in one place.
FINAL VERDICT & SPECIAL BONUSES:
Join the Free Starter Membership and review it for 7 days for Free! It won’t cost you a dime …not even a penny.
- If you like your Free membership, and you decide to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive a 59% discount on your first full month as a Premium Member! (That’s $19.00 for the first month!).
- Not only will you have access to the community, you will also have access to me directly through my Profile here at Wealthy Affiliate. And…
- there’s one other Special Gift that I will be sharing with you as well…
Just begin your free trial and finish creating your account. Then, you will receive further instructions on how to claim your additional bonus that I’ll be providing to you as my guest should you decide to join the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership within 7 days of your free trial membership. I’m not telling you yet what it is. It’s a surprise, but here’s a hint: It’s sure to get your traffic flowing…
My Final Opinion and personal Testimonial about Wealthy Affiliate is that I wished I had found them sooner! But now, I’m just grateful I have found such a site. I took advantage of Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Deal and have just joined as a premium annual member. I have many things planned. In fact, the sky’s the limit!
I have finally found a forum filled with people who are willing to lend a helping hand, respond to questions, teach, learn, or even just chat about anything related to our efforts. Technology has changed and continues to change so much since I taught myself how to code, and for a while, I just couldn’t keep up! Now, I don’t have to! I just check in from time to time, log into my site, and write. There is so much opportunity out there, it’s never too late to start!
Oh, and one more thing. Yes, people, there really are affiliate marketers “out there” who are earning four or five figures a month – which means they’re earning well over six figures a year and more. And, what’s even better is that, at some point, that’s all passive income from the work they did once!
If you do wish to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate, feel free to check out my other blog posts about it. In fact, I wrote an ongoing Wealthy Affiliate Journal ending with this Review and Testimonial. Click the links below to review all nine of the previous Journal entries. And if you’d like to read more testimonials, please click this link to visit the site:
As always, if you wish to leave any comments, please leave them below. I will happily respond, and I look forward to hearing from you!
To Your Wealth!
Wealthy Affiliate Journal Posts 1-9:
1) Feb 21: How to Make A Passive Income Online
2) Feb 22: Working At Home: Wealthy Affiliate Journal
3) Feb 26: Building Passive Income Online