So glad you could join us for The Wealthy Affiliate Review.
This review is specifically written for complete beginners to affiliate marketing so you get the facts about the Wealthy Affiliate platform before you sign up.
Do you ever wonder if there is more to life - do you want to earn more, live more, create more, be more?
Earn a bit of extra pocket money, a full-time wage or even more?
Affiliate marketing is the right vehicle for you, and have come to the perfect place because here at the Rat Race Escape Project that is our mission and my sole aim in life. I want to create successful online entrepreneurs and I'd love for you to be one of them.
Without beating around the bush Wealthy Affiliate is THE platform to get you there.
There is simply nothing else like it available and in this review, I will give you a detailed breakdown of the platform and what you can expect, as well as the true costs to become a member and changing your life.
Bite Size Overview & Rankings
Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website Link: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Training: 4.9 out of 5
Support: 5 out of 5
Website Builder: 4.8 out of 5
WordPress Hosting: 4.8 out of 5
Research Tools: 4.6 out of 5
Price: Starter Membership - Free, Premium Membership - $49 per month or $359 per year
Value for Money: 5 out of 5
Rat Race Escape Project Star Rating:
You might have noticed from my ratings that I love this platform. I do not promote anything else because honestly there is nothing else like it that brings everything you need together to start and be successful as an affiliate marketer for this sort of outlay.
So let's jump in and explore what you get and how it can benefit you.
What does it really cost?
I know I asked the same thing, so we are going to cover this right up front.
I have explored quite a few of the various get-rich-quick schemes on the internet, thankfully I am not an impulsive person so I have not lost any of my hard-earned to these scams.
I know they sound wonderful, pay $50 and get $1000 back within 30 minutes, REALLY! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Steer clear of anything that promises to make you money in an instant without you doing anything, but requires you to part with your cash before you see how it works.
Please don't throw your money away.
Join for Free - check it out for yourself
Kyle and Carson, owners of Wealthy Affiliate, are so confident in their product they offer it to you as a Starter Member for free. Yep, not one cent to join, you don't need to put in your credit card details or commit to anything and you can have a good look around at your leisure.
You can remain on the free Starter Membership for as long as you like BUT you don't get access to everything for free, it is a business after all and they have to feed their families too.
What you do get is the first 10 lessons of the Certification course and the Bootcamp course included. As well as access to 2 of the 12 available Training Classrooms which has additional training to kick-start your journey.
This gives you every chance to check out the training and get your website started.
You get access to 2 free subdomain websites that are yours to build and run forever if you so wish.
These websites are hosted for you so you will not need to fork out for hosting and they are securely backed up to prevent any loss, all included in the Starter Membership.
You also get 7 days to check out the live chat feature, this is brilliant. You can chat with other members, pick their brains, ask your questions and get answers quickly and at all hours of the night and day. There's always someone on live chat, it never closes.
It's also just nice to mingle with your fellow online entrepreneurs who understand your journey and can offer support when needed. I might spend a little too long in chat each day because these people have become my friends and colleagues and I enjoy their company.
You also get 1 on 1 coaching for the first 7 days. This is invaluable when you first start. I know I had so many questions and it's reassuring to have someone you can turn too who has the experience to steer you in the right direction and save you making mistakes that could be avoided.
There is so much more to this platform, especially once you become a Premium Member, but if you don't want to wait any longer you can sign up for free right now and get the above benefits as well as seeing the platform for yourself.
Click on the image below and you will be able to sign up straight away so you can begin.
I can promise you there is no catch, as I said there is no hard sell and no up sells. You can remain on Starter Membership forever with the above benefits but I'm pretty sure once you see it you will want to go Premium and I will explain all the extras for you as we continue.
Premium Membership - for those serious about changing their lives
Once you have had a look around as a Starter Membership and you feel that WA is for you, and I'm pretty confident that will be the case, you will want to sign up for Premium to get all the benefits WA can offer.
If you sign up within the first 7 day period you get a huge bonus - the next month at half price - cost to you $19. This is done so you can access all the Premium features, really get your teeth into the training and make solid progress towards your goals.
It also gives you 30 more days to see if you have what it takes to be a successful online entrepreneur and run your own online business.
You can cancel your membership at any time with no penalty. You will not continue being charged or have those annoying spam emails sent to you.
If it's not for you then of course we would be sad to see you go, but no hard feelings.
So what happens after the first 30 days?
Then you have a choice - you can really commit yourself to make a difference in your life and sign up for the yearly membership at $359, which makes it less than 98c per day or you can stay on a month by month basis at $49 per month.
Is having access to everything you need to change your life, increase your income
and run your own business worth 98c per day to you?
Training - everything, and I mean everything, you need
If you are serious about changing your life and making more money, and you want to use affiliate marketing to get there, you need a thorough, easy to understand education and you get this with the Premium Membership.
Everything you need to know is taught with access to the full training program you get on Premium.
You will not need to go anywhere or pay anyone else to get the knowledge you need to become a professional in this field.
I knew absolutely nothing about affiliate marketing, building a website or how to market it to make money before I joined WA. They taught me everything I needed to know in a step by step, logical way.
The training consists of tasks broken down into easily manageable chunks that build out your site while you are learning, so it's not all theory you are actually doing and working towards success right from the word go.
There are 50 lessons across 5 levels to learn how to build a niche site - see my other blog on Niche Sites for great info on niches.
As well as a further 70 lessons across 7 levels of what we call Bootcamp, which show you how to build a site geared towards helping other people making money online as well as heaps of extras you can use to further enhance your niche website.
There are video walk throughs of each step, so it is clear and easy to understand, and you can go back and watch them again and again if you need a refresher at any stage.
You get access to the weekly live webinars from Jay, WA's online trainer. These webinars present new and current information across every aspect of affiliate marketing.
Any new hot topic is not left up to you to find out, these guys are in the know and they are quick to make sure you have the very latest information.
There is also training provided by other members when they come across something new. Again this covers so many topics, things like WordPress usage, plugins, themes, SEO, new affiliate programs, changes to technology, goal setting, success planning ... the list just goes on.
This is one of the biggest selling points of WA, you will not need any other training you can do it all here for 98c per day. Where else can you learn a new career for 98c per day and make money while you learn?
Website Hosting & Domains - your piece of online real estate
If you are new to the world of online business, affiliate marketing and all things techy then WA has you covered.
You don't need to know about writing code, or fixing bugs or the underlying technical workings of websites.
WA is structured to get anyone started.
As a Premium Member you get access to 10 subdomain websites and a further 10 domain websites, all hosted at WA.
Even if you only used say 5 of these and had them hosted elsewhere you'd be looking at a minimum of $75 per month and that's just hosting, no tech support, you'd be on your own.
There is no additional charges for your own subdomain name which is run through SiteRubix, which if you are not sure would look something like this - yourwebsitename.sitrubix.com.
To get going with a FREE Siterubix site and test out the platform on Starter Membership you can choose your Siterubix domain name below:
If you want to you can buy your very own domain name as I have done for this site and it would look like - yourwebsitename.com (very professional!).
There are benefits to having your own domain name, and you can buy them through WA very inexpensively ($13 - $15) and move your subdomain site to your own piece of online real estate with the click of a button. No dealing with third party companies, keep it all in house and simple at WA.
Tech Support - ooops I think I broke it!
You are never left on your own at WA. They have a team of techy wiz kids who work behind the scenes to make sure your website has:
- Virus & malware protection
- 24/7 automated monitoring to ensure maximum site performance, uptime & website security
- Technical Site Support – 24/7 access to the wiz kids
- Mobile and tablet friendly optimisation
- Site Protection and Spam Protection
- SSL Site encryption – additional security for customer payments
You need your site up and running smoothly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but honestly who wants to know how it happens, I don't, I just want it to happen.
I had inadvertently messed up the installation of a plugin on my site a few months back, I spent all afternoon trying to fix it, talking to the 3rd party plugin people, and I had no idea what I had done or why it wasn't working. I sent a ticket to Site Support and I kid you not within 5 minutes they had it fixed.
This is your business you need it functioning at 100% and with Wealthy Affiliate you can leave that to someone else and just concentrate on building your businesses.
The Community - a simply wonderful bunch of people
The ability to network with others who are travelling the same path as you is invaluable. You do not need to go it alone, there is support from others who have been there before as well as those who are just starting out.
I gave you a bit of an outline of the Live Chat feature above, and it really is fantastic for instant support and feedback. I have made a lot of friends through live chat, they have been nothing but supportive and provided so much extra information from their wealth of experience it really is invaluable.
Kyle and Carson, the owners, even pop into chat regularly to say G'Day and answer any questions.
Do you think they would do that if they weren't proud of their product and happy to talk to those who have paid their money?
You also have access to the whole community through the Q & A feature, where you can ask any question you may be having problems with or need further information about.
You can also blog within WA. We use this feature to announce our successes, document our progress and provide information that might be of interest to other members.
This is a link to a blog I did a few months back within the WA community if you would like to have a look and see the support offered by other members of the WA family.
But wait, there's more ....
I have just touched the tip of the iceberg as far as what WA offers on both Starter & Premium membership but I feel this blog has gone on long enough now, and I have provided pretty in-depth answers to the most commonly asked questions about Wealthy Affiliate.
I have done a quick video overview so you can see what it's like inside of WA.
I hope you enjoyed the Wealthy Affiliate Review 2019 - Complete Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing, I am updating this blog regularly as changes are made within WA, as they are always introducing new innovations and improvements.
Do you have unanswered questions? Pop them in the comments box below and we can have a chat. And if you'd like to join us at this wonderful platform I would seriously love to have you be a part of it.