Name: Wealthy Affiliates
Price: $0 FREE Unlimited Time, Join Here Now. Option to upgrade to Premium at $49 per month.
If you join the free membership it’s good to know that WA offers a bonus if you take the step to upgrade to a premium member within the first 7 days….you will get a huge discount on the first month of your membership!Just $19 instead of $49.
Owners: Kyle Loudoun & Carson Lim
WA is owned by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim, through the company – Niche marketing Inc. The business was registered on 07/07/2005 and has been running in 12 years. They have never changed their company, business name or the main website.
As far as I have found the owners have not been involved in any other online businesses. There are however some complaints about WA at “Ripoff Report” but after reading them it seems more like opinions than facts. I guess that if you have about 1.3 millions members there must be some that aren’t happy…
PRODUCT: Wealthy Affiliates
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
See reason for my score in the details “Good and Bad” below.
LEARN TO SELL ONLINE FOR FREE – Product Overview:
They say it’s Simple, “Our Training Works”. The Education at Wealthy Affiliate isn’t just simple, it’s better in every single way. From the moment that you join you are walked through a state of the art, step-by-step training platform. For newbies and advanced marketers alike, the focus with all training is teaching you how to create a successful, long term business within the online space that will make you money.
If it’s you are looking for, this is where you will find whatever amount you want.
Wealthy Affiliates offer entrepreneurs assistance in
– building websites
– getting search engine rankings
– generating revenue
Not only do they offer training, support and coaching, they also provide the essential tools needed for running an online business.
Within Wealthy Affiliates there are only 2 levels of membership, Starter and Premium. Here is a comparison;
What training is available?
Here are the first two :
Online Entrepreneur Certification consists of 5 courses 50 lessons
The basic Bootcamp Course has 7 courses and 70 Lessons
I have to keep saying, this is just the start !
This is definitely the Best Affiliate Training in the World
Follow step-by-step video based training on how to build an incredibly successful business. There is no other community like Wealthy Affiliate in the world.
As an example of their training, some subjects covered in the
basic Bootcamp Course – 7 courses and 70 Lessons are summarized below:
#1 WA Bootcamp – Getting Your Business Rolling
#2 WA Bootcamp – Content, Keywords and Conversions
#3 WA Bootcamp – Giving Your Site Social Value
#4 WA Bootcamp – Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media.
#5 WA Bootcamp – Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Referrals
#6 WA Bootcamp – Bing, Yahoo, & The Power of PPC
#7 WA Bootcamp – How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns
Remember, I said this is just the start of the training !
The Good & the Bad
Firstly the Good:
What does WA Offer?
Compare WA, with any other program you have researched.
Compare the cost of ANY of those other programs. I know some are incredibly expensive.
There is definitely no need to pay these exorbitant prices.
Take your time and check out what you get at Wealthy Affiliates;
Weekly LIVE Interactive Classes
Each and every week we offer Live Class training from industry experts. Jay, the lead trainer in the live classes, is going to blow your mind and advance your skill sets on a weekly basis with insights into new, and bleeding edge strategies.
Plug Into Over 300 Hours of Expert Education
Every live class is published as a “replay” and as a Premium member you are going to get access to ALL of the past live classes. This includes over 300 hours of education on absolutely every topic imaginable. If you want to redefine your business and scale to entirely new levels, this is worth 100x the cost of the Premium membership alone.
Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 Lessons)
This 5 Phase, 50 Lesson course is going to be the fundamental core of your knowledge base and by the time you are finished this training you are going to be well equipped to succeed within ANY niche, category or vertical online. This training is updated regularly to keep you ahead of your competition and industry trends.
Affiliate Bootcamp Training (70 Lessons) Free
Affiliate Bootcamp is going to take you from a potential newbie in the “make money” niche, and turn you into a thriving and successful entrepreneur. No secret is left unattended, no golden nugget left out. Affiliates that have taken this course are thriving and many will be attending the full expense paid trip to Vegas this year (and you can too).
Incredible Catalog of Industry Training
There are 1,000’s of training modules covering pretty much everything you could imagine in terms of running an online business. Every single day there are new training modules being created through our “community training” program. Subject matter experts are contributing to the education you get at WA and you get full access to this within Premium.
Classrooms, Evolving Daily (12 Classrooms)
We have the most diverse subset of training in the world. There are MANY ways in which you can build a business and monetize it online. From e-commerce, drop shipping, local marketing, Adsense, Facebook ads, SEO, pay-per-click, email marketing, lead generation, etc. All of these topics are going to be covered within the classrooms and throughout the platform at Wealthy Affiliate. If you don’t see the training you are looking for, simply request it. An expert within the community will build it!
Earn Revenue Creating Your Own Training.
Want to earn some extra money simply by giving back to the community? As a Premium member (after 3 months) you have the ability to create your own video training, text tutorials as well as courses. Payments for training are sent monthly and it can be a way to subsidize your entire membership costs at WA.
Your Own Authority WA Blog
You have your very own profile blog at Wealthy Affiliate that you can use to share your experiences and your journey online. These blogs are among the highest ranked in the world. You will literally see your posts in Google and other search engines within minutes and through time, you might have MANY of these ranked. The side effect? Revenue. Every person that visits your blog at Wealthy Affiliate and ends up joining you get full referral credit for.
A Website Platform You Can Grow With.
As your business grows, your website platform is going to need to grow with you and allow for higher traffic websites, and more websites. At Wealthy Affiliate you can run several multi-million dollar websites from ONE platform in SiteRubix. You will not outgrow the platform here and as a Premium member you can host up to 50 websites total.
3,000+ Beautiful Website Designs
Your website design is something personal and it is nice to have choice. As a Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate you are going to have access to over 3,000+ beautiful themes. These themes are “mobile” ready and there is a design available for every type of niche website.
51,973 Website Feature “Add Ons”
There are over 51,000 “feature” extensions available within Premium that you can use to ENHANCE your website in every imaginable way. Everything from building membership sites, adding shopping carts to your site, image/design plugins, font plugins, and plugins for managing social aspects of your business. These are FREE and installed on your website with a click of a button!
Site Domains, The World’s Only All Inclusive Domain Platform
With our domain platform at Wealthy Affiliate, you have access to all the features you would expect other domain registrars to charge for. Included with every domain is WHOIS Privacy Protection, 24/7 Support, Next Year Guarantee Pricing, Domain Security, Unlimited Email Accounts, & Advanced DNS Management & Instant Set-up. As a Premium member, you will have access to all of these features for no extra cost with any domain that you register through SiteDomains!
SiteSpeed, Amplify Your Website Speed
A fast website is a higher ranked website. A fast website is also one that offers a much better visitor experiencing, leading to more “time on page”, more people reading your content and more conversions. The Site Speed feature will lead to the fastest website load times in the industry. We guarantee it.
SiteProtect, Increased Spam Protection
Website security is becoming more and more important to the overall success of a website. The SiteProtect feature at Wealthy Affiliate adds a three-point protection layer on your websites. Comment Spam, Back Office Hacking (passwords), and Website Load Speeds (Botnet Attacks). These are the three ways hackers look to wreak havoc on your business and we protect you from all of these with the SiteProtect platform.
SiteHealth, Website Analysis
There are many ways that you can determine the overall health of a website and WE track those for you within the SiteHealth platform. These include publishing frequency, content quality, visitor engagement/your engagement, plugins, website feedback, Google rankings and overall trust. Anything that can be tracked, can be improved upon and SiteHealth will help you do this with great efficiency.
SiteComments, Explode Your Website Engagement
More engagement, leads to better rankings in search engines. Engagement leads to trust. Trust leads to conversions. Conversions lead to revenue. Within Wealthy Affiliate Premium, you have access to our “comment exchange” platform that will help you efficiently amplify engagement on your websites. Choose the number of comments you want, set the task, and hours later watch the comments come in.
SiteFeedback, A Focus Group for Your Website
One thing that is important when analyzing your website, is understanding how customers behave on your websites, how they react to your design, your navigation the overall flow. The SiteFeedback platform is going to allow you to get community feedback from REAL people in respect to your website, allowing you to efficiently improve your site design & conversions.
Advanced Website Training
There are hours of video training and 100’s of training modules that you will get instant access to that will help you become an EXPERT with WordPress. As you move through the core training at Wealthy Affiliate you will naturally be well versed, but the advanced website training will take you to the next level in terms of skill set. No technical skills required.
SiteSSL – Free SSL certificates (Website Encryption)
Websites with SSL installed on them are starting to rank much better than non-SSL websites in search engines! With SiteSSL at Wealthy Affiliate, you can set up SSL certificates for completely FREE on any domain that you own. It is instant and we have broken the convention because these are typically “paid” services elsewhere (typically $50 per year, per domain), but completely included in the Premium membership for any domain that you host.
All of the above is why Wealthy Affiliates gets my 95% rating.
What is the bad?
So really, what is the Bad 5%?
It really gets down to you and your willingness to put in the work to develop a business. Yes, a real business. Like any business it’s going to take effort.
WA does not pretend to be a get rich quick scheme. Even throwing money at WA does not guarantee you an income. That’s where the work comes in and I guess for some that is the “BAD” 5%.
Wealthy Affiliates is the way to go if you are in any way involved in Affiliate Marketing.
You have NOTHING TO LOSE.
NO Credit Card required, NO cost. Lots to gain.
Why not try it for yourself, it’s FREE.
We look forward to working with you as you build your online business with Wealthy Affiliates.
~ Rob & Michelle