Wealthy Affiliate stays relevant

Wealthy Affiliate has been around for a few years, and continues to fly under the radar.

Kinda like a watered-down Empower Network, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely bad.

So have I been involved?

This video explains:

 

All good? Let’s continue…

Overview

Wealthy Affiliate is one of the leading internet marketing networks for people who want to start and run a successful business online.

Wondering how useful Wealthy Affiliate’s resources would be to a complete newbie?

Read on and you’ll find a complete assessment of their program, from buy-in cost to value to ongoing usefulness of their products and services, to the money-making potential down the road.

It’s all here so you can judge for yourself. Enjoy.

Community

Building an online business is lonely work – there are no classmates from college to call up and give you advice, there are no co-workers to share the long hours with while you try and meet a deadline. It’s just you, searching the internet for advice on how to do things.

Unless you have Wealthy Affiliate, that is.

When you join, you become part of a huge online community that’s just for members. It’s full of entrepreneurs who’re doing what you do, only they’re not all newbies like you: they’re experienced and you can learn from them.

Did you know the main advantage of getting an advanced degree is making connections and forming a lifelong network of business associates?

That’s right, those collegiate connections you make are perhaps more valuable than the actual knowledge you pick up in that Philosophy 101 class you took freshman year.

Remember, your network = net worth. Think about that.

That’s because the business world is all about networking and connections (see: Tecademics, TWN, or Digital Altitude).

That’s what Wealthy Affiliate gives you for the online business world. Sure, other programs also offer the network – Infinite Leverage System comes to mind – but few are as “tight” as the WA community.

Only the information is far more valuable than any old philosophy class. And the connections you make are the best part…a diverse community of people there to help you.

Without a community of like-minded people working with you to solve the mysteries of making money online, the process suddenly gets a whole lot easier…and faster.

By pooling your knowledge together, with data pulled from thousands of online ventures carried out by other members, you’re multiplying your efforts by thousands.

And with things like how to get relevant customers to your website and how to rank in Google, Bing & Yahoo, it really does take a village to stay on top of achieving these goals.

Instant chat sessions turn into mind-blowing, eye-opening revelatory conversations that help you put your online marketing efforts to their best use.

Become more efficient, more proficient at what you do, simply by learning from others within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Products

Now, to get full value from the amazing community you’ll be part of when you join MWA, it’s recommended to start out with a little knowledge yourself. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have your own money-making websites set up and running, too. That way you’ll be ready to go.

The lessons learned from the Wealthy Affiliate courses will blow you away.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • “Getting Started” training course
  • TWO great-looking websites
  • hosting for your 2 websites
  • beginning video training
  • expert training on things like:
    • SEO
    • PPC marketing
    • Keyword research
    • website development
    • local marketing
    • wordpress
    • social media marketing
  • certification courses- 60 lessons in all (Premier level for all 60)

As you can see, you’re gaining valuable knowledge about online marketing that will be useful your whole lifetime.

You’ll be learning concepts which are applicable to so many situations in marketing and online business- it’s hard to believe it’s free.

Compensation Plan

Well you don’t get all the courses WA offers. Premium members get access to everything. The free starter membership is to give you a taste of being a WA member. You can stay free for as long as you like, but to unlock the upper levels of service and products (courses), a Premium membership is needed.

The free Starter membership gives you 7 days of premium support within the community. For more advanced online entrepreneurs, the Premium level is more attractive since they’ll be able to benefit from the more advanced courses.

Also, as your own websites grow and begin to see revenue, you’ll want the Premium level so you can learn to continue to grow your business.

  • live help & support
  • hosting for unlimited websites with 24/7 support
  • live video training
  • website backup
  • website security package
  • forum
  • premium video training
  • premium courses
  • premium bonus offers
  • continued Affiliate Bootcamp training
  • 1-on-1 coaching
  • private messaging

Pros:

  1. Free to start, no credit card required.
  2. You don’t have to purchase anything – no upsells.
  3. Useful for total newbies (try the Affiliate Bootcamp) or seasoned entrepreneurs
  4. Premium Membership won’t break the bank ($19 first month, $47 after that)
  5. No obligation to sell WA to others but there is an affiliate program
  6. Been around for almost 10 years now- an eternity in this world

Cons:

  1. You need to invest lot of time for getting through the courses, viewing the videos, etc. There’s a learning curve if you come to WA as a complete newbie.
  2. The free Starter level is great for newbies but pretty much irrelevant to people who know a thing or two about online marketing. They’ll have to upgrade right away in order to see any benefit.
  3. No money-back guarantee. This is because the free starter level membership allows you to try it before upgrading.
  4. If you try and spam other members, you can get kicked out with no refund if you paid for a year.

So there’s nothing to lose by just checking it out for yourself.

Recap

It’s free to start and there’s no obligation to upgrade. It’s fairly straightforward with no hidden costs- no matter what happens in the end, you’ll have learned a lot about online marketing.

But like I hinted at before, they’re far past their prime (remember, MLMs stay hot for 2 years max) and there’s better ways to make $30k/mo.

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Jeremy Page

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  • Express my cash freebies December 13, 2014, 9:21 am

    Hi, Thanks for the great post. But i heard people saying their blog is removed with no reason. I am also interested but these things really putting me backward. Any suggestion?

    • Jeremy Page December 13, 2014, 9:24 am

      I’m not affiliated with WA so I couldn’t tell ya…I’ve found a less ‘scuzzier’ way to 30k/mo by doing this (not MLM)…

  • Vicky February 17, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Hi,
    I have been part of WA for a few years. Like you say the community is great and you can interact with other like minded people. That`s exactly why I`m still there. It`s my coffee break chat, it`s my place to go to discuss ideas and get new angles on things. I also enjoy helping people and give back to the community.

    As far as getting your blog removed… Wealthy Affiliate do not tolerate any spamming, like you mentioned in the article as well. The owners are decent people and if you make a mistake your blog will not be removed, but you will get a message and a reminder that it`s not ok to spam. Your blog will not get removed for NO reason :).
    If you keep on spamming… well to keep WA a spam free zone, which I think we all enjoy, I am sure they have had to remove a few blogs.
    Vicky

    • Jeremy Page February 17, 2015, 11:19 pm

      Some great insight Vicky, wish you nothing but success with WA.

  • Mitzi Reyes June 3, 2015, 5:29 pm

    Hello, are you active in Mexico? I want to try it here, is it posible? thanks

    • Jeremy Page June 3, 2015, 11:02 pm

      I was in Mexico visiting, now I am rocking Brazil.

  • Adrian June 8, 2015, 8:12 pm

    WA is not MLM. It is an affiliate based model which is not the same as MLM. I am sure most experience marketers know the difference, but a new person may not.

    • Jeremy Page June 12, 2015, 5:56 pm

      Ok, noted.

  • Jenn June 28, 2015, 9:46 pm

    Nice stuff Jeremy and thanks for shedding a bit of light on WA and looking through your site, lots of other products as well. Your reviews are always great.

    One thing I wanted to mention though is that WA is not an MLM, far from it. I have been part of more MLM’s than I can count on two hands and I personally have moved away from this model because of nature of that hustle. Just not for me, great for others I imagine.

    I think Wealthy Affiliate started back in 2005 or so which indicates to me that it doesn’t follow the 2 year cycle of a MLM churn and burn business and being a recent member I have gotten more value out of their Starter membership than I have any MLM to date that I had to buy into.

    It’s not for everyone though. People that want instant riches or to click for cash should stay away because the affiliate marketing model does require work, but I would say if you want to build a real business online this is probably the best way.

    • Jeremy Page June 30, 2015, 12:57 am

      Thanks for the added input, Jenn.

  • Steve July 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Interesting post… There are a couple of points you make here though which are completely false…

    1) Wealthy Affiliate is NOTHING like Empower Network.

    2) Wealthy Affiliate is NOT Multi Level Marketing.

    Just wanted to clear that up. Thanks 🙂

    • Jeremy Page July 12, 2015, 12:57 am

      Both provide digital products for online marketing, so I’m keeping my comparison. Thanks for your comment.

  • ali August 15, 2015, 9:35 am

    i searched complaints of wealthy affilite but i m surprised because of only three complaints were found , best affiliate program

    • Jeremy Page August 15, 2015, 11:51 pm

      Nice, I think they’re doing good things.

  • Ida November 12, 2015, 5:30 am

    Firstly, Wealthy Affiliate and Empower Network are 2 totally different products in nature. Both products have different focus and intentions which in my opinion, it’s highly unfair to compare against each other.

    Empower Network is all about making money…. making BIG money. The ‘culture’ of Empower Network is to get you to ALL-IN and buy all of their products; so that you will have the ‘Resell Rights’ to sell and promote them and earn a so-called ‘100% commission’.

    Wealthy Affiliate is actually an Online Business Community. The main focus of Wealthy Affiliate is —– Online Marketing Education. Most people who joined this community are often newbies or intermediate marketers who wants to learn and advance their Internet Marketing knowledge.

    And lastly EN is MLM and WA is affiliate marketing. If you love network marketing business then EN is for you and if you prefer affiliate marketing then WA is the option.

    • Jeremy Page November 12, 2015, 4:45 pm

      Some good insight here – thank you

  • peter January 29, 2016, 8:22 pm

    Love your website….I’m still in the learning phase of marketing and have tons to uch learn and your website has helped me that much more…I could really use someone like you for any kind of help…..

    Peter

    psp-marketing.com

    • Jeremy Page January 30, 2016, 6:50 pm

      Dig your site, Peter…looks fresh. Glad you liked mine, I’d start with this.

  • dylan March 18, 2016, 10:47 pm

    Surprised you don’t at least have an affiliate link for WA.

    • Jeremy Page March 22, 2016, 8:36 pm

      Nah, not really the path I’m trying to take.

      My doctor/lawyer/CEO money is done using a better way.

  • Gomer Magtibay August 17, 2016, 1:43 am

    Since I have not read your previous post or past posts, I am wondering what do you really mean with your final thoughts of saying WA is past its prime. Can you elaborate more on that with your reply here?

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  • Amanda May 5, 2017, 3:02 am

    Helpful article. I’ve read that this program is more for learning than application? I have a marketing degree so I’m looking more for help jumpstarting a business. Thoughts?