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Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review-From One Who Knows

Ok, so you ask, how do I know? I was a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and I left and came back. Yep, that’s right. I was a member for 2 years, then left and rejoined. Now, why would I do something like that? Let’s find out in this Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review.

I learned so much at Wealthy Affiliate that I thought I knew it all. So I stepped out on my own only to realize the support and training from the members and special training was still something I valued and needed. Without further delay, let’s dive right into my insider review of Wealthy Affiliate from one who knows—the good and the bad and everything in between.

Everything in life has good and bad, but does the good outweigh the bad? I will give you a lot of information here, my opinion, and my recommendation because I am a realist who has made her dreams a reality. So let’s dive in to see an in-depth look at WA.

Wealthy Affiliate Overview

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/

Description: Wealthy Affiliate is an all-inclusive website, affiliate marketing creative platform. A place to learn affiliate marketing, set up a website, have step-by-step training, and learn to make money online from home.

Price: $19 first month, $49 month thereafter with one upgrade if you choose.

First Let’s Talk About Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform to learn Affiliate Marketing also known as online marketing; with this in mind, what is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a 4 part circle, which includes the affiliate marketer (you), the customer who buys a product you promote, a commission you make, and a happy consumer.

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Affiliate Marketing, it is a 4-step method, moreover, we will break these 4-steps down a bit and see where Wealthy Affiliate comes into play.

4-Step Blueprint

  • Choose An Interest/Niche
  • Build A Website
  • Attract Visitors
  • Earn Revenue/Make Money
Wealthy Affiliate choose a niche

1. Choose An Interest

We will refer to your interest as a niche or a passion; in addition, it is what you will build your business around. It is a passion or something that you are interested in that you will promote to your followers, the consumer.

I am a firm believer that a niche is the most important step in creating your online business because you will build your website around your interest. Not to mention after you choose a niche, you will create content to promote products.

Wealthy Affiliate website build

2. Build A Website

This second step sounds a bit overwhelming to many, but it is actually the easiest step. Today creating a website is a simple drag and drop process, yet back when I set up my first website, it took me months. Yes, months! I sat on Youtube with at least 10 windows open at a time and followed a video in tiny increments to set up my site. In fact, I heard that it took Kyle one month to do the same task years ago, of course, he is much more tech-savvy than I was when I started.

You don’t have to code a website or follow a YouTube video today. It is wayyy more fun now and has more of an instant gratification feeling than when I began.

Your new website will soon be ready to promote your chosen niche and reach the world. Step 2 is so exciting and fulfilling.

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3. Attract Visitors

Now that you have a website, it is extremely important to have people come to your website to see what you offer. At this point, everything you do is to help others.

A person finds your website because they searched for a problem, then they see what you offer, and it solves their problem. There are specific things to do to help the consumer find your website. This attraction is known as traffic, either free or paid.

  • Paid traffic is advertising on paid sites such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and YouTube, to mention a few.
  • Free traffic involves SEO optimization or, in other words, helping the search engines to recognize your site and place it on page one of page one on Google, where people can find it. Free traffic is the way to go when you are starting. When you begin, time is worth money, and money is what you want to make.
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4. Earn Revenue/Make Money

Now that you have a niche, a website, and have optimized your site, it is time to make money. Making money with affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick business, on the contrary, it takes time to create and brand your market. Which means it takes time for Google to give you a “shout-out” and put your site on page one, additionally, it takes effort and knowledge to get to the money-making step.

Every second you put into your business is worth the outcome; as a result, you help people solve a problem, and you get a reward when you make a commission.

Wealthy Affiliate Review

You now have a brief understanding of Affiliate Marketing. It is time to review the Wealthy Affiliate platform; for this reason, we will start at the beginning, look at the benefits and drawbacks and summarize with my final thoughts.

Who Is “Wealthy Affiliate?” AKA WA

It may be strange to ask “who” instead of “what” is Wealthy Affiliate. But WA is a who, and they are Kyle and Carson, along with an entire supportive community as well as your mentor. We are all here to support you, furthermore once inside Wealthy Affiliate, you have full access to both the co-founders and myself.

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Kyle and Carson were the founders of WA back in 2005 and are still going strong today. Straight out of college, they had a dream to create a platform to help you and me become successful affiliate marketers.

They began small and have grown each year, to say nothing of their continuous work to improve the Wealthy Affiliate platform. In the beginning, they developed Jaaxy, a keyword research tool to help Affiliate marketers find keywords.

Keywords help determine an affiliate marketer’s competition and how to rank above their competitor. Each year Kyle and Carson expanded and added incredible tools and support to make WA a complete training platform. I like to call it an “all-inclusive” affiliate marketing platform.

Now, What Is Wealthy Affiliate

Or maybe we should say, what is WA not! Well, to begin, if you are looking for an MLM model of business or a pyramid scheme, you will not find those here at Wealthy Affiliate.

In addition, you won’t get rich quick. As a matter of fact, you won’t find that type of business anywhere. Many scams will tell you this, but WA is not one of them.

Now that we have that out of the way, what is Wealthy Affiliate? It is an all-inclusive online platform with everything you need to start and progress with an online affiliate marketing business.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Offer?

Wealthy Affiliate all-inclusive platform includes.

  • Affiliate Marketing Training
  • Live Webinars and expert classes
  • Tools for success
  • Personal Support/mentor with 100,000s of successful minds to tap into

Affiliating Training

Let’s look inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform. First, when you sign into the WA platform, you will see this very subtle banner.

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Once you click on the get started tab, it opens up a whole training world. To begin with, you can take 10 courses for a total of 50 lessons. In the event, you are fast and can devote a lot of time in a short period. You can take these 50 lessons before you become a premium member.

Overview Of The 10 Training Sessions

1. Welcome Message

WA platform has evolved into a multifaceted Affiliate Marketing training program. The all-inclusive program, which some call, Wealthy Affiliate University, has grown so much that a nice friendly walk-through is very helpful.

  • First, watch a walk through Video
  • Second, set up your account profile
  • Third, set your goals

2. Understanding How To Make Money Online

Kyle will walk you through the affiliate marketing process and how you will make money.

  • First, watch how to make money online video
  • Another key point, an explanation of the affiliate marketing diagram
  • Accordingly, add personal money goals
  • Generally speaking , learn how to interact on the platform

3. Choose A Niche Market

As I mentioned earlier, choosing a niche is one of the most important parts of your online business, so Kyle details this subject.

  • To begin with, watch a step-by-step video on which direction to go when choosing your niche
  •  At the same time, learn of 1,000,000 different niches to choose from
  • Lastly, You only need one idea

4. Build Your Own Niche Website

This lesson will have a complete walkthrough setting up your website with a state-of-the-art drag and drop system.

  •  Straightaway, see a video to create your website in under 30 seconds
  • At the same time, use a free Siterubix site or
  • Premium using your own domain

5. Set Up Your Website

In this part, you will set up your business which is the part that took me 3 months, step by tiny step, in contrast, you will have a functional website in a tiny amount of time.

  • To begin with, learn about navigating the back office of your website
  • Next, set up and understanding plugins
  • Equally as important, delete unnecessary content

6. Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is the key to ranking on Google, and ranking is necessary to make money.

  • First, set up your site for SEO
  • Secondly, set up the SEO plugin
  • Then learn the importance of SEO
  • Finally, learn what SEO involves

7. Creating Your Initial Website Content

Free traffic is the ticket, and learning how to accomplish this is so important. So in this lesson, Kyle goes into detail on how to create content and guides you through the special tools WA has to simplify this task.

  • Learn to use site content with all the bells and whistles to write good words.
  • Write your “about me page.” Because it’s all about your story and how you can help others with your site.

8. Creating Custom Menus On Your Website

I’m not talking about a menu at a restaurant; instead, it is a menu on your website for people to find what you have to offer. A navigation bar on your website holds all the pages on your site and makes it easy for your visitors to navigate your information.

  • Learn custom menus in WordPress
  • Set up your menu
  • Structure your menu-make it pretty

9. Understanding Keywords-The Start Of Your Content

Having good keywords ranks right up there with finding your niche. Not to mention, Google will put your post on page one when you have the right keywords. Jaaxy is the keyword research tool that Kyle and Carson developed, so who can better teach you how to use it?

  • Uniquely, learn keyword research
  • Specifically, learn to use Jaaxy the keyword research tool
  • Practice sessions using Jaaxy

10. Congratulations

Just look at all you have accomplished, and Congratulations on a job well done!

  • Reflection on your accomplishments
  • Introduction to level 2 training-level 2 is a premium membership

Live Webinars And Expert Classes

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Photo of one of Jay’s Webinars. The purple diamond in the upper right corner means this is included in the Premium Membership.

Every week Jay, a 14-year member of WA, does live weekly webinars. Each week it is different, like education on using WordPress block editor or setting up automated campaign emails. In addition, at the end of each live webinar, he always has his “famous live question and answers” session.

Jay is a lot of fun and a powerhouse of knowledge and as a premium member, you have access to these recorded webinars. Not to mention, if you can’t make the live session, he records them for you to access later.

Expert Classes

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Photo Of Benji’s Dad in a video expert Premium Plus class with the gold crown in the upper right corner.

WA does offer extra classes, but most of them are in the Premium Plus package. Super-affiliates of WA provide these expert classes, which is a person with advanced knowledge in affiliate marketing. These people share knowledge suitable for marketers moving forward and expanding their business—excellent classes with so much information.

When you step inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you may wonder what the gold crowns and purple diamonds mean above everyone’s profile picture. The purple diamond is a premium member, and the gold crown is a premium plus member. Furthermore, the color of the icon a person has will correspond with the training access each level has.

For instance, in the video with Chris above, you see a gold crown in the upper left corner, and in the image above Jay’s webinar, you will see a purple diamond in the upper left corner.

Tools For Success

Let’s talk about 2 tools that are exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate, which are Siterubix and Jaaxy. Kyle, and Carson developed these tools with Wealthy Affiliate members in mind.

Siterubix

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Siterubix is a free website-building tool. What do I mean by “free?” When you step into Wealthy Affiliate and log in, you can build a website on a Siterubix domain. It is a state-of-the-art website-building tool created by Kyle and Carson exclusively for WA members.

You can put this website onto the internet, but I suggest building your site on a free Siterubix domain and transferring it to a domain you purchase later. One that is a .com or .org or .net because Google will like it better, and we all want Google to like us. But wait until you get it all built and decide on a domain name.

Jaxxy

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As you progress through the training, you will learn about keyword research. Kyle and Carson created Jaaxy in the beginning, again, it is a WA tool but not exclusive to WA. You can join Jaaxy and not be a member of WA, but when you are a Premium member of WA, you also get Jaaxy Lite free. Likewise, when you upgrade to Premium Plus, you get Jaaxy Enterprise free. It is perfect for a beginner; not to mention, Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to use it and how keyword research is imperative to success.

Personal Support And Mentor/ With 100,000s Of Successful Minds To Tap Into

The support at Wealthy Affiliate is like none I have seen anywhere else. As a matter of fact, there are thousands of people to help answer questions and make you feel more comfortable learning more quickly. Are there drawbacks to this? Of course, but I will cover those in the benefits and drawbacks later.

When you step inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform, your mentor will be the person whose website you clicked on to reach WA. I have to warn you here, granted, not all people who promote WA are good mentors.

I, for one, am passionate about mentoring yo, as a result, I will be here for you all the way. Actually, I learned all I know from Wealthy Affiliate.

At WA, not only am I here for you but a whole community of like-minded people who have been through what you are about to do. Within the platform, you have options to contact others and ask questions. With this in mind, you have the opportunity to hone your writing skills by writing a blog on a member-wide platform. Here is a list and explanation of the interaction within Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Namely, Live Chat
  • Personal message
  • Chiefly, Questions and Answer
  • Notably, the ability to Write an article
  • Specifically, you can create training (after 3 months)

Live Chat

Live chat is exactly what it says, hence, you can go onto a live chat room and get instant help from experienced WA members.

Personal Message

You can send an email within the WA platform to any member. It is all contained within WA.

Question And Answers

There is an area within WA that you can ask questions, in addition, you have the option to direct your question toward experts in that area. The question is then sent to those who identify themselves as experts in that area, and any number of members will give you an answer.

Write An Article

You can write a blog post to the community to tell about your success, inform other members of new findings, or practice your writing. To say nothing of, the members of WA that you follow will get notification of your post and make comments on it.

Create New Training

After you have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 3 months, you can create training sessions for the community. Moreover, after 3 months, you will have a vast amount of knowledge you may want to share with new members.

Wealthy Affiliate Plan Options And Pricing

You have a choice of 3 options within the WA platform. First your option is the starter membership, then, when you log in you will have 7 days to try the platform. At the end of that 7-day trial you will be billed for the premium plan, given that, you stay on after the 7-day trial is over. During that 7-day trial you will have access to all of the Premium benefits, then again if you stop after the 7-day trial you will lose access. Comparatively, I will set up a chart to explain the other 2 options better.

Wealthy Affiliate Feature And Pricing

Premium

$49 / mo

TRAINING

Certification core training level 1-5 (50 lessons)

Bootcamp core training level 1-7 (70 lessons)

1000+ training modules

All levels core comprehensive training

52+ expert classes per year

WEBSITES

Intermediate website and hosting package ($100/m value)

Website builder

10 Premium websites

Enhanced hosting security

Free SSL

Daily backup

Hacking Prevention

Sitespeed Extreme Caching

24/7 managed

24/7 site support

Google page speed optimized

DDos Protection

Image optimization

Dual Server Hosting Redundancy

Amazon web services AWS

Instant DNS

Host owned domains

250,000 monthly visits

Website engagement platform

Site content publishing platform

Duplicate content checker

SUPPORT

Unlimited 24/7 help

Unlimited question and answer

Private Messaging

Personal blog and profile

Unlimited community communication

Feedback platform

RESEARCH

Jaaxy Lite keyword tool ($19/m value)

Unlimited Keyword searches

Manual competition analysis

Keyword idea generation (390 results)

2x multi-threaded search

2000 site rank analysis scans

Domain availability search

Enhanced affiliate program search

Communication with merchants

Premium Plus

$99 / mo

TRAINING

Certification core training-level 1-5 (50 lessons)

Bootcamp core training level 1-7 (70 lessons)

1000+ training modules

All levels core comprehensive training

200+ expert classes per year

WEBSITES

Intermediate website and hosting package ($250/m value)

Website builder

50 Premium websites

Advanced hosting security

Free SSL

Daily backup

Hacking Prevention

Sitespeed Extreme Caching

24/7 managed

24/7 site support

Google page speed optimized

DDos Protection

Image optimization

Dual Server Hosting Redundancy

Amazon web services AWS

Instant DNS

Host owned domains

1,000,000 monthly visits

Website engagement platform

Site content publishing platform

Duplicate content checker

SUPPORT

Unlimited 24/7 help

Unlimited question and answer

Private Messaging

Personal blog and profile

Unlimited community communication

Feedback platform

Priority expert private help

RESEARCH

Jaaxy Enterprise $99/m value)

Unlimited Keyword searches

Instant competition analysis

Keyword idea generation (1300 results)

5x multi-threaded search

10,000 site rank analysis scans

Automated domain availability search

Enhanced affiliate program search

Communication with merchants

Premium vs Premium Plus

You can easily see the comparison between the two plans, but here is one thing that I want to point out. When you see the “heading” toward the bottom, you will see the price of Jaaxy. However, if you were to sign up for Jaaxy Enterprise without becoming a WA member, it would cost $99 a month. BUT when you become a Premium Plus member, it is included in the plan. In other words, it’s like getting the plan free, or you can think of it as getting Jaaxy free. Either way, it is a steal! 

Benefits And Drawbacks

As with any platform or program on the market, there are both good and bad aspects; with this in mind, having been a member and left and am now back, I have an insider view of each.

Benefits

  • To begin with, a 7 day trial period
  • More business building options than any other platform, notably, hosting, keyword research, affiliate programs, full website protection
  • Presently, there are recently updated classes in the initial training
  • Solid teaching for beginners with video instructions
  • Overall, a supportive community to answer questions
  • Newly developed classes for the experienced affiliate marketer
  • Live Chat – instant support

Drawbacks

  • From time to time, you can get lost in the social aspect of the supportive community; as a result, lose sight of your goals to create a business.
  • At the same time, only a premium plus member can access the experienced classes.
  • Nonetheless, some Mentors Do not help their marketers

In light of this review, the real questions are:

  1. Can you learn how to become a successful affiliate marketer at Wealthy Affiliate? The answer is YES, you can. In the beginning, I learned all I knew at Wealthy Affiliate, to put it differently, Affiliate Marketing things that it would have taken years and so many hours to research on my own.
  2. Does Wealthy Affiliate have some drawbacks? Likewise, the answer is YES, but in my opinion, the positive aspects outweigh the negative after all; I did go back a year ago.

My advice is to follow the training and write out your goals for each week, as well as, keep your hand to the grind and learn all you can. In addition, apply what you know, and on those days when you may get discouraged, stand up tall and keep moving forward because I am right here to help.

Oh, one more thing. If you are a beginner, I believe the Premium membership is sufficient until you learn more and are ready to move up. However, if you are an experienced Affiliate Marketer, you will benefit from the Premium Plus membership right out of the gate.

Trustpilot Reviews On Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has everything you…

Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to build a successful online business. Top notch detailed training from given by people who really care about the success of everyone. They cover everything from Online Entrepreneur Certification, Building a Traffic Producing Website, Keywords and Conversions, The Customer Purchase Lifecycle, Email Marketing, Social Media Engagement, Product Selection, and everything technical. The hosting and tools are the best available anywhere.
The community, education and technical support provide a firm foundation to build a successful business.

Found The Right Teachers

Just as the pandemic started up, I decided to learn affiliate marketing. In the first few months, I tested 5 different training sites with very little success. Then came across Wealthy Affiliates. At first, I was expecting the same approach from other affiliate training programs; teach a little; push the upgrade and, very little customer support. But to my surprise, Wealthy Affiliates were 180 degrees different. The lessons were organized in easy to understand and learn. Their customer/student support is excellent. Very helpful and supportive. It feels like a community of like-minded people. I would highly recommend Wealthy Affiliates to anyone looking to learn and grow with a community.

Wealthy Affiliate has a star rating of 4.8 out of 5 with 393 reviews on Trustpilot.

How To Become A Successful Affiliate Marketer

There are a few things I would like to talk about under this section which are things you will want to consider before you join Wealthy Affiliate.

The Good

  • I will always be here to help you because your success is important to me, and as long as you are willing to allow me to help you help yourself, you will have full access to me.
  • Are you willing to accept help? You will have thousands of community members here to help you, and all you have to do is be willing to ask.

The Dedicated

  • Are you willing to give of your time? Will you dedicate time to yourself to grow your business? With this in mind, WA is not a get-rich-quick platform; however, like any other business, Affiliate Marketing takes determination and tenacity to succeed.
  • Will you commit to writing content for your website? There are very few people who are born writers, with this in mind, most of us, including myself, had to practice and follow the training to learn to write content. If you are willing to learn and give yourself time to improve, then affiliate marketing is for you.
  • Are you willing to pay a monthly fee for the long term? Affiliate Marketing is not be an overnight success, nor will it happen in the first month or two. Additionally, it may not even happen for 6 months, yet you will still have a $49 a month fee. If you are not willing to stick it out at this monthly rate or cannot afford it, you may want to take a different route. However, many of the alternative options are scams that promise the world and take your money.

Every bit of this review is from my experience; in addition, it is all information and a business model I have seen and know and continue to put into practice.

My Favorite Quote Of All Time Is:

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?” 

Erin Hanson

You will never know how far you can go unless you try and give it all you have. Not to mention, Wealthy Affiliate is the platform that can teach you how to get there; in addition, I am here to help all the way. Remember I mentioned that I left Wealthy Affiliate and came back; be that as it may, I will never make that mistake again.

Another Incredible Quote That I Carry With Me Is:

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” 

Elbert Hubbard

My Recommendation

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Wealthy Affiliate is a reputable business with high ratings and thousands of satisfied members. They offer training that can push you forward into Affiliate Marketing and change your life. In reality, no one will make you do it because the change has to come from your desire to improve your lifestyle and create an online business.

The learning tools are right here within Wealthy Affiliate’s all-inclusive platform, education, support, encouragement, and, yes, me as your mentor. WA ranks right up there as the best in the market. To put it differently, I believe the good outweighs the bad, and everything in between is here with your success in mind.

In the long run, treat Wealthy Affiliate as a new job. One that you control as an entrepreneur, ask questions and be a sponge to absorb all there is to learn.

I Will Be Waiting For You Inside Wealthy Affiliate

Success is waiting for you to make a decision. Will you step inside Wealthy Affiliate and “fly” or stay where you are? When you choose to “fly,” I am just on the inside of WA waiting to help you along with Kyle and Carson, the co-founders and a community of helpful people.

I said I would give you an insider’s review of Wealthy Affiliate; with this in mind, I have given it to you straightforward and as honest as I can. In addition, I am here for you all the way.

I will guide you and be with you through it all.

What will you do? Stay where you are, wishing things would change, or step up your game and make the change?

I’ll be waiting when you choose to pursue your passion.

You’re just one click away from changing your life. 

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