First off, I’d like to say that if you’re looking for a real, legitimate way to make good money working from home and be happy while doing it, you’ll want to keep reading…
What is Wealthy Affiliate, in a nutshell?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online program that teaches you how to create a successful work from home business on the internet that can generate a tremendous amount of income for you. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme… you do have to work hard and put in the time, but they provide all the training and tools you’ll need – at a very reasonable price.
The concept is simple, but pure genius. The Wealthy Affiliate program teaches you how to create a website in a niche that you’re passionate about. Love the Green Bay Packers or the UCLA Bruins? Love movies? Love fishing? Love beer or wine? Love NASCAR racing? Love old Billie Holiday records? Whatever floats your boat, there are others like you who are crazy about the same thing.
So you learn how to attract those people to your website and make it easy for them to buy something related – like a Green Bay Packers cap, or a bunch of movie DVD’s, or a fishing pole – through an affiliate link (your affiliate link) to Amazon or some other company with an affiliate program. And plenty of companies have affiliate programs – in addition to Amazon, companies like ebay, Home Depot, Target, Walmart, and Clickbank, to name just a few – giving you close to 600 million products/services you can choose from to sell. So how do you make money? Simple! You earn a commission on every sale made through an affiliate link on your website. And yes, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to do all of this.
They also give you access to an amazing global community of hundreds of thousands of people who are helping each other achieve online success. Wealthy Affiliate’s program can be used effectively by those who are total newbies to making money online, as well as those who have years of experience. And it can be used by people all over the world.
Wealthy Affiliate offers a free Starter program, which is completely free… for real! no credit card required, and no requirement to ever upgrade. They also offer a Premium membership for $49/month or $359/year, which frankly is well worth the price since it gives you full access to all of the Wealthy Affiliate training and resources, as well as the ability to create and host up to 50 websites on their platform (vs.two websites for Starter members).
Snapshot & Ratings
Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Experience: 14 years. Helped more than 1.5 million budding internet entrepreneurs so far.
Be Happy – Work from Home Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0
Training: 5.0 out of 5.0
Support: 5.0 out of 5.0
Community: 5.0 out of 5.0
Website Builder (WordPress-based): 4.8 out of 5.0
Hosting Platform: 4.8 out of 5.0
Research Tools: 4.6 out of 5.0
Writing Platform: 4.0 out of 5.0
Price: Starter Member (free), Premium Membership $49/month or $359/year
The training at Wealthy Affiliate is first class. They offer more training than you can shake a stick at, a vast treasure trove of courses and videos and tutorials and posts, but that’s a good thing. At first it can seem a little overwhelming, but the courses are well structured and in logical order, clear and easy to follow, and presented in bite-size chunks. After only a few lessons, you will already have your first website created and online!
In addition to the 60-70 training lessons Wealthy Affiliate offers (limited to 10 for Starter members), there are weekly live video trainings you can sign up for (Premium members only, at no additional cost) and a wealth of articles, blog posts by members, Q&A posts, and archived materials you’ll have access to.
Support & Community
You receive 24/7 technical support 365 days a year (and 366 during a leap year!) for your websites, usually available within 1-5 minutes (not even long enough to gulp down a cup of coffee).
And for anything related to creating your website, adding content, attracting traffic to your website, and anything else you need to be successful, you have constant access to the entire Wealthy Affiliate community – hundreds of thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs who are rooting for your success! From my own personal experience, the community members are warm, welcoming, gracious, encouraging, inspiring, and always eager to help. And that goes for the co-founders too, who are quite active in the community on a daily basis.
Community members range in experience from total newbies to wildly successful online entrepreneurs earning six- or seven-figure incomes. Since they’re scattered all around the globe, they have a fascinating variety of backgrounds, interests, and experiences – and reading their profiles and interacting with them is quite a treat.
The Wealthy Affiliate community is a great place to learn, grow, and network. I’ve never seen anything like it!
The websites at Wealthy Affiliate are WordPress-based, and using their SiteBuilder platform you can build an initial website in about 30-60 seconds. So far personally I have used SiteBuilder to set up two websites, and the platform seems straightforward and easy to use.
Premium members have access to more than 3,000 web design theme templates, and Starter members have access to 12.
Hosting is provided through the fast, secure SiteRubix platform, with an average page load time of 1.3 seconds and 99.99% uptime for websites. All sites are double hosted for protection, layers of security are in place to prevent hacking and spam, and sites are backed up every 24 hours. They provide 24/7 website monitoring and support, with an average response time of 1-5 minutes.
Keyword Research Tools
Wealthy Affiliate provides access to both Jaaxy’s keyword research tool (at no extra charge for basic level), as well as its own keyword research tool. Both seem straightforward and easy to use, and the results you obtain are vital and valuable for SEO optimization and generating traffic to your sites.
SiteContent Writing Platform
This provides a quick, efficient way to write new content and publish it on your websites. It’s straightforward and easy to use and allows you to do basic things like bolding text, creating headings, making bulleted lists, and inserting hyperlinks quickly. It has a built-in checker for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure so you can easily spot and correct mistakes. The handy dandy template feature enables you to create reusable templates for content, which can save you lots of time. And another cool feature enables you to set personal goals for word count, etc.
If you’re interested in a way to make good money working from home and be happy while doing it, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate for these reasons:
- You get to choose an area you’re passionate about and be your own boss
- First-class training and resources that give you access to more than 4 billion potential customers
- Wonderfully supportive worldwide community of hundreds of thousands of online entrepreneurs
- An impressive history of 14 years in business, helping more than 1.5 million budding internet entrepreneurs
- Business owners who seem to really care about helping people and have integrity
- Everything you need to be successful in one place
- Unlimited growth and earnings potential
- You can get started and test the waters for free for as long as you want (no credit card needed)
- If you upgrade to Premium membership, you receive a lot of bang for your buck
- Instant access – no application forms or waiting
I hope this review of Wealthy Affiliate is helpful to you, and I welcome your comments or questions below.
To your success in 2019 and beyond!
– Joanie (“bizzygal”)