My story with Wealthy Affiliate
I have a little history with WA. I was a soon to be laid off cement truck driver in 2006 when I first found WA. The image to the left is the type of truck I drove and that is the company I worked for!
I had been stumbling around since 1997 trying to make money online. Nothing seemed to work for me. I joined WA at the end of 2006 and had a little success with a website I was working on. I finally did get laid off in 2008 when the economy took a dive. I tried to hang on to my site and my WA membership but couldn’t do it and had to cancel. I had to put Internet Marketing ( IM ) on the back burner for a while. I ended up becoming a semi-truck owner/operator for the next 6 years and had no time to work with IM. I did keep up with it somewhat and always had a desire to make money marketing on the web!
Back then WA had some good training and support from the forum members the owners Kyle and Carson but nothing like they have now! I reconnected with WA in 2014 with a free starter account and had a look around. I was amazed and completely blown away by the amount and quality of the training material they had on the site. I was driving a truck for a company now and had no time to devote to IM and didn’t know if I wanted to! I had spent a lot of time in the past NOT following directions and training and not doing well and I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump back in. Well I did and am happy I did! What seemed hard to me before is very easy now I am having no problems so far. I became a premium member of WA and have every bit of the training available to me. I still don’t have a lot of time to work at it, but I devote every bit of free time I can to building my sites and things are moving along nicely.
In the past I wanted to make the money right NOW and it just doesn’t happen like that in most cases. It takes time to get it rolling and rolling right. I also spent a lot of cash on crappy scam stuff to make it happen and of course it didn’t. I have seen a lot of stuff out there over the years that make claims to teach you how to become an Internet Marketer in a day, week or month. A month maybe. You could see some sales in a month, even less. That depends on you, how much time you can work and how well you grasp the concepts of what you need to do. There is nothing out there that will make you $10,000 your first month, at least that I’ve found and I have looked and bought and got ripped! I am 100% sure that Wealthy Affiliate is the best learning tool for Affiliate and Internet Marketing out there and I am gonna tell you why!
what do you get when you join wealthy affiliate?
There are 2 options when joining WA. The starter option which is totally free! $0, zip, nothing! you don’t even need to give them a credit card. This option lets you get a taste of the training. There is enough to get you up and running with an Internet business. You can stay a free member for as long as you like. I stayed a free member for 2 years before I decided to take the plunge and become a premium member.
This is what you will have access to as a starter member
- Instant access to over 500 training modules
- 2 free websites along with free hosting
- Access to 3 classrooms
- Live support from the owners for the first 7 days and support from many experts inside WA!
- 30 keyword searches a month
- Phase 1 of the Boot Camp course, teaching you how to build an authority website and course 1 of the getting started classes.
The getting started classes get you into getting your niche nailed down and getting your site up. I think I did course 1, all 10 lessons on a Saturday. I Picked a niche, got keyword research done, got a site set up, and got a few pages on the site done. You get the 2 free sites. You build your sites within the Site Rubix platform with the free membership. You will use the WordPress Content Management System ( CMS ) In my opinion this is the best CMS around but then it is all I have ever used. I really like it and have never tried anything else. Years ago I did build sites by programming HTML and I also used the programs FrontPage and Dreamweaver. With the CMS’s like WordPress it is extremely easy and fast to get a site up and running! I know some of you may freak a little at the thought of building a website yourself. NO FEAR! It’s easy and fun!
The Affiliate Boot Camp course will teach you how to build an authority site promoting Wealthy Affiliate’s – affiliate program. You do not have to use the material to promote WA and they don’t push you too either. You can use the lessons to promote in any niche with any affiliate program you see fit to promote. I chose to do it just to see if I could get anywhere with it, it is a very tough niche to crack. If you can be successful promoting WA you will have learned a lot and should be able to be successful in any niche you go after! I actually had no intention of promoting WA but then I came up with a plan to do it that will go hand in hand with the other site I am working on. WA is a business, just like you will have once you get rolling, and of course they want people promoting them. They would like you to promote them but they don’t push it! They have so many marketers promoting WA that the ones that choose not to are not going to hurt them! Like I said WA and the whole Internet marketing niche is a tough niche to crack. If you can get in there and do it right, honestly and ethically and make a name for yourself, build up good creditability, you can do great. To the point that it could be full time and the only niche you work in. There are a lot of marketers out there who have done just that in the Internet Marketing niche! Are you gonna be one of them?
I recommend you get a free starter membership and take full advantage of all the training. Click the image below and get started today!
This is what you will have access to as a premium member
Premium membership is $19 the first month and $47 thereafter
- Live Video Classes
- Instant access to over 500 training modules
- 50 free websites along with free hosting
- Website Backup and Website Security Package
- Access to all 13 classrooms
- Unlimited Live support from the owners and support from many experts inside WA!
- Unlimited keyword searches
- All phases of the Boot camp course
- 100% higher commissions.
- And so much more
I would like to talk a little about the web hosting. If you do a little research on WA you will see that a lot of folks say you get unlimited websites and I don’t know why! You can have 25 hosted sites and you can have 25 on the
platform for a total of 50. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to maintain 50 sites to make my money! 5 tops!!! Your sites have private WHOIS, daily backups, 24/7 monitoring, WordPress optimized servers. Your sites have database monitoring, Malware and Virus monitoring, Filesystem monitoring, Hacking and intrusion monitoring, and site performance monitoring. All of this would cost extra anywhere else. You can buy your domains right at WA through Site Domains for $13.99 If you wish to register your domains elsewhere such as NameCheap or Godaddy you can point the name servers to WA hosting or transfer the domain to WA and have all the extras. There is full instructions within WA to do this.
The WA Keyword tool is a great tool. Since Google changed their keyword tool I have not really gotten along with it. I have also seen some things around the web, that somehow the results are not right with the Google Tool, that Google does this on purpose. I don’t really know to much on this as I have not dug into it. I just use the WA keyword tool that comes with the membership! They do have another keyword tool called Jaxxy. It is a monthly subscription of $19.00. You do not have to buy this as the keyword tool that comes with the membership is good enough. You do get 30 free searches to try it out and one of the lessons in the getting started class has you do about 10 searches with it. It is a pretty good tool and gives some more information than the other tool so if you can swing it it’s not a bad deal.
As a premium member you have access to all the classrooms!
The owners Kyle and Carson are always active in the community. You will be able to communicate with them and ask questions for the first 7 days of your starter membership. You get a personal blog that you can post on for others to read. Kyle left me a message there today telling me that if I needed any help to give him a shout! They are good guys, I have had conversations with them both through PM’s in the past when I was a member the first time.
I still recommend you get a free starter membership and take full advantage of all the training. Once there if you decide to upgrade to the monthly option at some point you can do it from within WA. Click the image below and get started today!
There is also another option for premium membership which is paying up for a year. A year of WA at the monthly payment is 11 x 47 + 19 = 536. If you pay up for a year it costs $359. You save 177. It comes out to $29.91 a month. That is a pretty big savings!!! If you want to take advantage of this savings you can do it from within your free starter membership.
As always if you need help or have a question leave a comment below. I am happy to help!