I somehow stumbled into the world of internet marketing around 2012 or so, looking for additional ways to make money.
And boy was I offered additional ways to make money.
Well… more like spend money.
And I admit it.
I got wrapped up in the promise of fast, easy cash.
I bought worthless garbage.
A lot of it!
But here’s the funny thing…
I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate in my journey, signed up, then left shortly after.
Like a lot of people do.
So when I kept running across this site recently, I decided to check it out again.
After all, I’m older and wiser, right?
So I signed up for my free trial…
The Free Trial
One of the first things you’ll notice about wealthy affiliate is that they have a very robust free trial option.
This allows you a legit opportunity to check out what the system is all about.
Naturally, it’s limited in comparison with the premium membership, but that’s to be expected.
The reason I like this so much is that you are given an unlimited* amount of time to poke around and see what the system is all about.
Before we go any further, I want to show this handy comparison chart that shows what you get with both options.
So, as you can see, the free trial is relatively full-featured.
You get access to the first 10 training units that make up module one, you can build 2 websites (though they will have domain names that look like this: “sitename.siterubix.com”), and access to Jaaxy, the very useful keyword tool to help figure out what your posts should be.
You even get access to the affiliate program to promote it to others.
So Why Go Premium with Wealth Affiliate?
As you can see from the chart above, the free trial is great to get your feet wet, but the Premium Membership allows you to take your business much further.
You get up to 50 websites, and as a bonus, you can forward these to any domain name you want, so you are not locked into having your address include siterubix.com.
You also get access to ALL the training modules. As of the date of this writing, I’ve been through 7 of them, and the information is great.
If you actually do all the checklist items (which I recommend!), then you’ll also be building your site out with posts at the same time.
More Keyword Searches
When you go premium, you get unlimited keyword searches with the included version of Jaaxy, which is very helpful in determining what to write about.
Searches go quick, and it can be easy to hit your limit on the free trial.
More Access and Support
You get access to the owners of the company, Kyle and Carson, should you have questions that you’re running into trouble with. (And if you use my link to sign up, I’ll help you with anything you need as well).
You also get unrestricted access to a friendly and supportive community of people, support and resources to help make your website better.
Even if you don’t opt to promote Wealthy Affiliate as your primary site (I didn’t, I have another Niche site I’m working), you can still act as an affiliate, as I’m doing right now.
When you go premium, you get higher commissions.
My Personal Wealthy Affiliate Highlights
There are a few things that stand out to me where Wealthy Affiliate is concerned, and I’ll address those here.
You are building a WordPress website here (in case I hadn’t mentioned that), which is great because WordPress is an excellent system to use for this purpose.
And the tools provided are beyond excellent.
- Site Rubix Hosting Platform
This is a legit hosting platform. It is fast. This would seriously cost you considerably more than $49/month to get this level of hosting on your own. I wrote about it here.
- Site Content Platform
The most important part of any site is useful content. Wealthy Affiliate has a remarkable backend that allows you to easuily publish content from the WA site, AND you can edit it in wordpress. This is what Site Content looks like:
They provide templates as you see above to help you structure a helpful blog post that is also better positioned to get ranked in Google (otherwise you won’t get any views).
And from this dashboard, you can publish to any linked website under a variety of usernames.
It’s pretty impressive!
Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp Training
In addition to a library of recorded live classes, and frequent live training, the boot camp programs are excellent.
They walk you, step-by-step, through the process of building a site that can earn you money.
If you’ve never done this before, this system is ideal.
Even if you have, it’s very helpful.
Heres what it looks like:
My Final Verdict on Wealthy Affiliate
Is this really any surprise?
I think this is a great program for anyone getting started or looking to overcome hurdles in starting a business online.
This is absolutely not a scam and the program is very realistic.
In addition, the price of $49/month is excellent for everything that you get.
Having looked at it 7 years ago, I can tell you that it has advanced by leaps and bounds from what it was then.
And while a recurring expense is never fun, that is what allows the owners to continue building and improving the resources that this program offers.
It is clear that they have reinvested a considerable amount of money into the program.
You could spend less, but you would not get the same level of quality of tools and training that you get here, and you would have wasted the time and money you spent trying to save a couple of bucks.
This program represents one of the best bargains in online marketing training that you can find.
Use my link and I’ll also be there to help and guide you through any issues you have getting going.
So what do you think?
What questions do you have?
Have you tried the system before?
P.S. When you sign up for the free trial, you’ll get a limited time offer to try your first month of Premium for only $19 if you take them up on it within 7 days.
This is what I did, and highly worth it because you can work through the free stuff in the first 7 days and then get the first month at a reduced rate.
P.P.S There are affiliate links in this post, but this is not a money-grab. I am an active, paying member and taking advantage of all the resources.
Here is a link to my profile: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mattiefuller