Over 14 years after its launch, people still ask “what about Wealthy Affiliate?” as if it’s going out of style. Let’s find out how it holds up in 2019.
Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Tyson and I’ll be serving as your friendly neighborhood Affiliate Marketer and Reviewer for today’s hot topic – Wealthy Affiliate!
You’ve probably heard the name tossed about at some time or another, as Wealthy Affiliate is a huge player is the Affiliate Marketing and Online Business space. With over 200,000 businesses started last year thanks to them, their massive success is not in question at all.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an Online Platform designed to offer the most up-to-date Affiliate Marketing and Online Business training and resources available. It’s a one way ticket to starting the online business, website, or blog of your dreams, no matter what level of experience you’re at. You’ll be able to learn Affiliate and Digital Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Advertising, Website Design, and even how to make the most of Social Media.
That’s right – whether you’re a successful international business tycoon or a stay-at-home parent with nothing but a computer, you’ll find everything you need to succeed. Even the training is made with the complete beginner in mind.
Wealthy Affiliate keeps things simple with structured lesson plans that guide you from creating your very first webpage, to a personal business that you can eventually retire from. Full-time trainers like Kyle and Jay will show you how it’s done, and just how fast you can create success for yourself too.
The Community at WA is second to none as well, always ready to jump in and help out whenever you have questions or issues. Trust me, I’m the “question guy” and it never seems to be a bother for people.
Beyond the Training and Community, there’s all kinds of excellent tools made available for members that I’ll go into more detail about in a later section.
What all do I need to start?
Honestly just some free time and the will to learn, also whatever device you use to surf the web. Preferably a computer or smartphone would be best.
You don’t even need to pay to get started, thanks to the awesome Free Starter Membership that allows you to get a feel for everything at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s always nice to have a try before you buy option like this, as it lets you feel safe in making purchases as a consumer.
The Best Affiliate Training Anywhere
This is the main point I want to nail down here – the training is absolutely top-notch. Anything that can teach a simple middle-aged man with no tech skills (like me!) to build multiple websites and make money online is doing something right.
The lessons are broken down in such an easy to follow format, holding your hand all the way so you don’t have to be afraid of getting lost in complicated instructions.
Most of the time you’ll be taking lessons from Kyle, one of the site’s co-owners and a fine instructor at that.
But over time a number of other members have chosen to step up their game and offer unique training sessions of their own. Take Jay for example, who offers weekly Webinar lessons and his World Famous Q and A session. It’s not only entertaining but keeps you updated on the latest industry trends.
All of this comes as part of your standard Premium Membership too, so there’s no paying extra for new training!
But I saw affiliate training on a different site! Why should I sign up at WA instead?
The simple answer is this: You want to succeed.
I was roaming the internet for a couple years before I ever signed up at Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve signed up for many of these “Free Email Guides” or “Free E-book Lessons” before I just got sick of it all. Many times the word “Free” turned into a shady upsell that needed my credit card.
Turns out the internet is full of second-rate marketers and scam artists, who knew?
That’s why I was still very cautious when I signed up at Wealthy Affiliate, but as it turns out there was nothing to be afraid of. It’s a legitimate business that has only become more successful as time goes on, as the shady websites out there slowly drift into nothingness.
Years later and Wealthy Affiliate still holds strong at the top of the mountain, helping others like myself find our own success.
A Community Like None Other
What Wealthy Affiliate offers is second to none in terms of Training, Tools, and Value.. but how does the Community fit into all of this?
Every time you log into the WA website, you’ll be met with the many familiar and friendly faces of other Affiliates in training. There’ll be new blog posts, lessons, questions, and success stories popping up in your news feed all day and night.
Think of it like Facebook, but more friendly and free of spam. Also, everyone is working together to make money!
How awesome is that!?
If you have a question at any time, you can drop it in the community chat or just post it for someone to respond to. For me personally, I’ve never had to wait more than a couple minutes before someone jumped in to assist.
A Facebook that is full of people that want to help YOU succeed. There’s really nothing quite like it!
And of course you’ll have me there too, as a full-time Affiliate myself I check in a couple times a day while I’m working on other things. You can send me a message if you need a hand and I’ll do whatever I can to help like others have done for me.
Become a Trainer – Make Even More Money!
If you like what you’re doing, and you like to give back to the community, you can start making your own training lessons for other users after you reach the 3 month mark.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or advanced stuff at all, just make it easy to understand and provide some value and you’ll be able to earn even more cash by just doing what you enjoy.
Wealthy Affiliate gives you everything you need to succeed, and is willing to throw money at you for your efforts too.
Why are you still reading this? Go sign up and get started making money now!
The Tools You Need to Succeed
So you’re covered in the training and education departments, but what other kinds of resources are available exclusively to members?
Well well, I’m so glad that I pretended you asked!
Affiliate Program Database
Right from the main menu you’ll have full access to the Affiliate Program hub that gives you access to thousands of affiliate programs and products that you can start making money from.
It brings together all manner of affiliate networks like Commission Junction, Clickbank, Shareasale, and many others all under one roof. This makes it a million times easier than roaming the internet for useful offers.
You’ll still ultimately have to be a member of a respective affiliate network to access their products, but you’ll be able to find all the information and even user reviews right at Wealthy Affiliate.
I can’t even begin to describe how much of a lifesaver this is for people like me!
Jaaxy Keyword Research Tools
Are you familiar with Keyword Research and SEO? If so no worries, I’ll be brief in my explanation.
Being able to pull traffic towards your website comes down to a number of things, and knowing how to use Keywords and Search Engine Optimization is a big part of that.
Keywords are the terms that people type into a Search Engine (like Google) that result in websites like this one showing up.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the art of making your website more attractive so that sites like Google will use it in their search results.
Both skills are essential if you want to succeed online and companies know this, charging outlandish prices for the necessary tools
However you need not worry, because with your membership at WA you’ll have full access to Jaaxy – The Industry’s #1 Keyword Research platform.
Internet businesses live and die by the tools they use, and having Jaaxy as part of your membership goes to show how serious Wealthy Affiliate is about helping their members succeed online.
Web Hosting and 24/7 Support
Another fantastic feature at WA is the ability to purchase and host your domains right through the website. They have their own servers and support team, so you can do everything in-house without having to go elsewhere to set up a website.
And I’ll go ahead and mention that the Site Support Team at Wealthy Affiliate is excellent at what they do. You’ll have tech support on hand 24/7 in case you ever have any issues with your websites, accounts, or emails.
I’ve only had a couple minor issues myself and the support team was on them like white on rice. Everything was fixed up and good to go within minutes, and the team was very friendly both times too.
You can’t knock that kind of service this day and age!
A Truly Awesome Affiliate Program Only at WA
This happens to be possible the juiciest bit of them all – The Affiliate Program offered exclusively by Wealthy Affiliate themselves. Did I mention getting a Paid Trip to Las Vegas? More on that in a sec.
To briefly cover what you’re already getting with a Wealthy Affiliate Membership:
– Industry Leading Training and Resources
– An Awesome Community
– Website Hosting and 24/7 Tech Support
– Keyword Research Tools
– Access to thousands of other Affiliate Programs
– ..and more!
But what may be the most attractive element of all is being able to promote WA through their own Affiliate Program!
By using the tools provided (Links, Banners, etc) coupled with the extensive training provided, you can earn some serious cash just by getting others to sign up for Wealthy Affiliate.
How good is the pay?
The average commission is around $118 and they pay on time, every month. You get lifetime commission for any members you refer for as long as they stick around. That’s insanely generous even when it comes to Affiliate commisions!
And like I said, you’ll get all the tools, training, and tracking information you could ever need to make it work. In fact there’s a lot of members that live off of WA referrals only and they’re doing very well for themselves. Let me know if you decide to sign up and I can definitely introduce you to the others.
Okay okay, but what’s that about going to Las Vegas?
Ah yes, so for the last few years the team at Wealthy Affiliate have been offering a super incentive for their Affiliates to work towards – A fully paid trip to Las Vegas where you can meet the other Super Affiliates as well as the owners of WA!
It’s every bit as good as it sounds! 3-4 days in Las Vegas to meet with other successful entrepeneurs from Wealthy Affiliate and have all your stuff paid for while dining and wining on the best Vegas has to offer.
So what’s the catch?
You have to reach a certain number of WA referrals within a calendar year to qualify – that’s it!
In previous years it was 300 sales, but for the remainder of this year it’s only 100! That’s right, the Wealthy Affiliate team treats their members better than any affiliates anywhere else.
Feel like signing up yet?
A Premium Membership Worth Every Penny
I’ve mentioned already that you can get a Free Starter Membership to get yourself going, which is perfect if you’re new to Affiliate Marketing.
But what happens if you want to Upgrade to a Premium Membership? Let’s take a look.
As you can see, you already get a fairly generous service with your Free Membership but there is so much more value in going Premium!
Things like Unlimited Keyword Research and Hosting for up to 50 Websites are obviously worth the cost alone, but 2x the payout for Affiliate referrals is crazy!
I mean, that’s like a couple referrals a month and the service pays for itself. Damn!
Other features like website analysis and comments whenever you want is also super handy, and that 24/7 Tech Support too!
And of course getting full access to all training programs and lessons on the entire platform is, well, priceless really!
That all being said, let me offer a suggestion:
1. Get a Free membership
2. Start right from the beginning – Setting up your profile and goals, etc.
3. Meet some people (myself included) and mingle with the community.
4. Start doing the training and get a feel for it all.
And if you like what you see, and you feel like upgrading to premium after a few days, do it!
Bonus Tip: The Premium Membership might be $50 a month, but your first month of Premium is only $19!
So there you have it, Wealthy Affiliate is still going very strong in 2019 and it shows no signs of stopping. I was just speaking to one of the Co-Owners the other day and he’s pumped up for another 14 years of success to come. You won’t find that level of dedication anywhere else in the Affiliate business.
That all being said, what’s holding you back from having the job of your dreams? From being able to wake up and work from wherever you want, whenever you want? For me personally, I needed a serious change in my life and my job was really wearing me down. Thankfully I finally gave Wealthy Affiliate a chance and haven’t looked back.
I love being able to work as much (or as little) as i want, and being my own boss is the most liberating feeling in the world.
Now you can too, no matter where you live in the world. Check out Wealthy Affiliate and get started making the business of a lifetime in minutes.