Wealthy Affiliate has not made any significant changes to their premium plan in 15 years. That is a LONG time compared to other companies who have increased their prices with inflation.
But beginning March 16th at midnight, WA will make some changes.
Here is the change that is coming to WA.
WA will reduce the number of websites a person can have with premium membership from 25 to 10. Over the past 15 years, you could have 25 and even up to 50 websites hosted at WA.
There are some excellent reasons for the changes.
SITE SPEED AND FOCUS are just 2 of the reasons for the change taking place at Wealthy Affiliate in the coming months.
For a website, site speed is very, very important. All sites need to load in under a couple of seconds. As a matter of fact, it is so crucial that Google will rank your website poorly if it is loading too slow. Google rules.
WA is the host or house for your website, and they take it seriously. WA wants your site to rank high and run fast. So to accomplish this, they are decreasing the number of websites we can host at the WA house.
The whole world moves fast, so why not expect your website to keep up with the fast pace. I, for one, want my site to load in a millisecond. I am delighted with the changes and am looking forward to the way WA is caring for their websites and me.
With a faster running website, you and I will outrank all of our competition. WOW! Now, this is exciting news.
Oh, and at WA, you have “Managed WordPress Hosting,” which means WA is managing your site to make sure it runs as smooth and fast as possible.
What Is Site Speed?
Site speed measures the amount of time it takes a website to load on the internet. When you click on a link on Google, you want that page to load in milliseconds. You don’t want to sit and wait. You want to see your search materialize immediately.
Think about it. What do you do when a page you have clicked on takes forever to load or even more than 4 seconds. You click the back button and find something that will come to you fast.
In the world we live in now, you do not have time to sit at your phone and wait. You may only have a few minutes between jobs or on your break to search the web. Your time is precious.
WA also knows how critical your time is. They know that a slow site will cost you money. A fast loading site will make you money. Money is the reason we have a website and the reason we do affiliate marketing.
It is reassuring to know that a hosting platform such as WA is looking out for you.
At the beginning of affiliate marketing, it is vital to put all of your Focus on one site. Learn and grow with one business. So to have 50 sites splits your Focus 50 ways.
WA is promoting a learning environment to help you focus on one and then move forward from there once you learn.
It is along the same lines as multi-tasking. We don’t really multi-task we just split our mind and focus in many directions. This split takes away from the incredible work we can put into one project, your website business.
Security, Reliability, and Support are three more of the reasons WA is changing.
There are so many hackers on the internet today. Security is a priority for WA when it comes to your website.
You may not see the spam hackers, but WA has all of the security in place to make sure they do not attack you or your business.
Decreasing the number of websites allows WA to focus in on a higher security system.
Just for some perspective, here are some of the price points of the Managed WordPress hosting companies that we view as similar in terms of quality in the industry.
You work hard to produce an internet business and keep it running. You need to know that your host is reliable and will take care of your creative work of art.
Support is utmost of importance. When you need help with your website, you send a message to site support, and within minutes they are helping you with the issue.
With millions of users setting up websites on WA it is imperative the site support has the time to take care of each one of us individually.
10 sites vs 50 sites. Well that about says it all right there.
Here are four hosting platforms that are comparable to WA. I have listed each one with the pricing. As you can see there is no comparison to the incredible benefits of WA even with the changes that are taking place.
Pagely (5 Websites) = $199 per month
WPEngine (10 Websites) = $115 per month
Kinsta (10 Websites) = $200 per month
Wealthy Affiliate (10 Websites) = Included w/ Premium!
Do you see how decreasing the number of websites is in yours and my best interest? Speed, Focus, Security, Reliability and Support are imperative in a hosting platform. You have to have all of them to have a successful business.
WA is providing the opportunity to help you, and I accomplish our goal to success on our journey with internet marketing.
I have many posts on my site, Resign With Money, that talk about the 50 websites. I am going to change all of them, but it will take me a considerable amount of time to do so.
I am using this information to keep you informed until I have all of them changed.
I am excited about the changes that are here and now, and the incredible way that WA has our backs in the world of internet business.
Kyle, who is one of the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, has written an in-depth article about the changes taking place. I will link that article here for you to read.
If you have questions I am here to assist you and answer them. Please leave all questions, and comments in the comment section below. I will be back with you shortly.