If you’ve ever wanted to work your way into affiliate marketing, I’d say that Wealthy Affiliate is the best free starter package in the field. Everyone is different though and there may be an alternative to Wealthy Affiliate that would be a better fit for some people. But if there is something as good or better for most people starting out, I have yet to come across it.
What is Wealthy Affiliate about? It is not a get-rich-quick scheme nor is it an ecommerce site to set-up a store. It is an affiliate marketing community/school/webhost with some disadvantages and a bunch of perks. I will do my best to enumerate them.
Before you leave thinking that this is just one of the many enthusiastically “blind” reviews out there, I must admit that I actually have some frustrating observations to make first. There are some disadvantages and I won’t pretend otherwise.
1. Payment processing of what you buy.
There is no obligation to purchase anything through Wealthy Affiliate, but if you do here are some things to consider.
Although an upgrade to Premium was easy and quick for me, expect other debit/credit card purchases (such as domain name registration or transfer) to be treated as an eCheck.
Three to five days is a bit too slow. But five to ten days is even slower.
This is especially true for a domain name that may no longer be available once the transaction can be processed. The same is true for transfers.
2. Transfer delay.
I am currently transferring a domain and the delay concerns me since I have left it unlocked. My contact information is also visible during this transfer and I’ve already been bombarded with phone calls and text messages.
I am not sure if this is just an accident that I am responsible for through the original registrar that I’m transferring from, but I believe it wouldn’t have come up if the transfer had been quick. Now to the good stuff.
1. No upfront costs.
All you need is a name, email address, password, and username — and at the click of a button, you’re in. No payment or credit card required. It’s not a trial and there is no fee.
You get access to a large community of affiliate marketers, many of whom were once newbies (like myself!).
To the right is the exact same WA banner that first caught my attention (and that I originally signed up with). Feel free to click on it. If you do, it will take you to a sign up page that explains more. It is a quick, easy, and riskless opportunity.
If you want a breakdown between the two membership options available for WA, click here => [ WA Memberships ]
2. Comprehensive support.
Community members ask and answer questions all the time.
There are also many classes in which you can do the same – there were thirteen when I last checked.
When you “rub elbows” with people who have more experience, you are bound to learn and move forward. The Wealthy Affiliate platform has that kind of environment. Even the founders, Kyle and Carson, respond to posts personally. Their example motivates others to do the same.
3. Wealth making.
People within Wealthy Affiliate are motivated to participate because it helps them along their path to success. The wealth comes from their shared content. They gain followers within the community who become their circle of influence. Moreover, I’d say the greatest wealth is made this way — through networking.
Members often ask each other to visit and provide feedback to their creations. This allows them to constantly improve the content they create (to attract visitors to their sites) and ultimately to their affiliate links.
4. More than you expect.
Quality content means more money making. What that means to you will depend on what you value the most. For me, it’s freedom. It means having à schedule that isn’t dictated by an employer. I will have what I need and pursue what I want.
There is a horizon that I’m looking forward to: I’m smiling at my daughter as she happily enjoys every moment that we have with each other.But those moments will be longer and richer now.
She has such a great laugh and I know how glad she gets to see me smiling. I feel the same; her happiness makes me happy.