Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or can it help you grow your business
There are many people who are looking of ways to earn a living via the internet, they know it can be done but do they have the skills to make a success out of it ? I was among those looking for a way to build a business online.
- Wealthy Affiliate
- Overall ranking: 10/10
- Price : Membership with a Seven day free access to premium membership/Premium membership $49 per month, some countries do not allow the free access trial
- Owners: Kyle & Carson
- Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate:
So what is Wealthy Affiliate ? the best description in my opinion would be tools to help your business grow or start building a new online business, what Wealthy Affiliate is not is a get quick rich over night scheme or a business already built for you, the provide basic training that covers the outline of building wordpress websites, writing skills, social media, affiliate marketing and all that goes into building a new business or improve and existing business.
Within Wealthy Affiliate you have a active member community that are at various levels of learning and experience, there is a ethos of paying it forward by assisting other members. This is a global community and everyone can reach out to members in the community or live chat for additional support. If you are a premium member you get access to all area’s including live training which is weekly.
The training consists of courses and webinars, there is also access to members blogs and there is live chat if you need quick answers or you can use the question tool to submit a question to all members for help. Unlike some other programs you can contact the owners for further help and there is 24/7 technical support who are very quick to respond. You can also contact the founder members is needed.
PRO’S AND CON’S
Lets start with the pro’s of being a member of Wealthy Affiliate:
- Training courses
- Live video training (Webinar)
- Live Chat
- Two sites with a free trial membership no time limit on it, also comes with seven day full access to premium resources,
- Website hosting for premium members for up to 25 own domain sites and 25 Sub domain sites
- Two free websites with hosting and support on Free membership
- Website health check
- Owners are contactable
- Low cost investment to building an online business or improve an existing business
- Technical support
- Regular updated services
- Secure servers
- Free SSL certificate giving added security to your website
- So long as you have internet connection it offers you a chance to learn and earn no matter your location
- Information overload which can cause confusion or feeling of being overwhelmed and if other members are answering a question you put out there it could cause confusion with conflicting advice.
- When you upgrade to premium membership and for any reason you decide to leave, you will need to move your websites to another hosting platform , this is because hosting your own domain is part of the premium package, this is a fairly easy process to do.
- There are some countries such as Nigeria that you cannot take the free trial offer from.
You might think hang I do not have many downsides to the program that is because in my opinion having worked my way around the program these last 4 years the only thing that I found difficult was choosing what to learn next after the structured lessons, but do not just take my word for it try it out for yourself all you need to do is head over and sign up for your free account you do not need any credit card or payment up front and you get to try all area’s for a full 7 days, should you choose to upgrade then that is great you can continue with access to all area’s of training and keep up to date with all the new upgrades.
There are not many platforms out there that offer the chance to try all area’s out for 7 days, do not get me wrong the basic membership can get you started and some members have managed to start earning quickly, to really understand all that goes premium membership offers more opportunities, lets face it for any business venture you need to invest something at some point to grow your business and receiving the right training is one of the important aspects to you business, look at it as an investment in yourself, new skills and refined skills presents more opportunities.
I am very much a believer in what you see is what you get and that is how it is with Wealthy Affiliate, no promises of pie in the sky you get the blue print, instructions and the tools however it is you who has to bring it all together to create a thriving business and there are no annoying up sells either within the community, I think there is nothing worse than being excited about something then finding out you will need to spend more money to get where you need to be.
Overview of my thoughts on Wealthy Affiliate
We all know the internet is vast and there is a wealth of information however trying to choose a honest opportunity can be a mine field, so dig around and consider carefully what is on offer, know what you want and trust your instincts if something seems to good to be true then it generally is. Wealthy Affiliate is an established platform in which to get started with almost 1.5 million members which is growing daily
Whilst Wealthy Affiliate offer great training and resources nothing will work unless you take action, you may find it hard in the beginning however once it starts flowing it will become easier as you go along, do not struggle in vain ask questions, the only silly question is the one you did not ask.
Upgrading to Premium membership !
Whilst there are no up-sell’s on Wealthy Affiliate becoming a premium member gives you complete access to all area’s and of course you can have up to 50 websites if you wish. Kyle is one of the founders and he still gives the personal touch within the community.
What do you get for the premium membership ? take a quick tour
My thoughts on Wealthy Affiliate
One of the great advantages of this program is they are always making improvements to keep us up to date and provide us with tried and tested methods of building an online business even if you have a physical business and want to expand your horizon’s, it is also a good low cost option for small businesses who would like to have their own website and manage it.
Recently Wealthy affiliate added what we refer to as (site content feature), this is a great addition as here it can help you improve your writing skills, there are some templates to guide you, it is still up to you to come up with the idea’s and topics you want to add to your website, but if your stuck for idea’s you can reach out to the community or ask Jay at one of his great webinar’s.
There is also a free keyword tool facility to help you search for great keywords to help you stand out more on the search engines, if your not sure how keywords work this article might help you understand why they are important just click here
The community is varied not only in terms of members locations but on the age range, there are some very young budding entrepreneur to members who have already retired and looking for ways to supplement their pension.
There is also places you can go and request some feedback for your website or get additional help with something you might be struggling with.
I also think it is a good way for expanding businesses and a low cost way to provide training for their employee’s. With every stage of the training you have designated tasks to complete and you can re-visit any part of the training as many times as you like.
The training is simple and easy to follow and is suited for beginners to more experienced people, there are other training resources that members add from their experiences would not recommend novices to use this till they have finished the basic training as you could suffer from information overload. For a more experienced person Boot camp is the place to be courses are more in-depth and longer.
I would also go on to suggest that you work out a schedule to work to especially if your doing this from home as there is a lot to cover and you could easily end up to burning yourself out, taking breaks is vital for your well being.
The bottom line that everyone wants to know is it a scam not it is not, you do have to understand what Wealthy affiliate is and that is a training provider, they provide quality training, it is you that has to put the work in, their techniques do work and you could learn to make a full time income from your business. They also offer a very good affiliate plan, through this program two sales can cover your membership for the year.
This training can also help you improve your skills and improve your chances in the employment market if this what you prefer to do, more and more big businesses are recognising the power of the internet,social media and the affiliate marketer.
As the saying goes many people will quit before they reach the top of the mountain. but I feel this is one of the best training resources around and they having been going for a number of years, in the last four years I have seen so many improvements and ways to help members grow and create an income.
There are not many platforms that will allow you access to all area’s for 7 days and during this period you can also get free training on the basics, the community is global, very interactive and supportive.
Remember nothing happens without taking action
Why not challenge yourself to a better future!! make sure you use of those 7 days to the fullest.