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Product: Wealthy Affiliate
Price: FREE with option for Premium $49
Cheapest Place to Buy: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Size of Container: Digital
Ease of Use: 10 of 10
Reliability: 9 of 10
Affordability: 10 of 10
Wealthy Affiliate Review, Product Overview
Building a fully functional site from scratch can be a daunting and time-consuming task. There are tons of helpful information, tutorial videos, and strategies all over the internet on how to get your site up and running.
I have probably tried them all from building on free platforms to having someone create and manage the entire site. I’ve tried all kinds of how-to and coaching programs but it wasn’t until I started using Wealthy Affiliate that I got comfortable with site building and management.
It has been a treacherous road, but I recently reached a milestone that has allowed me to give back through my own experience with this Wealthy Affiliate Program Review.
Wealthy Affiliate is more than a domain, web hosting, and affiliate program. It is a community; a family of like-minded individuals with the same goal in mind, to have an respectable online presence.
WA uses the SiteRubix platform for its web hosting and they could not have made it any easier. They provide step-by-step instructions, technical-community-motivational support, and content templates, and business opportunities.
This is How I Got Free Service
When I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate I immediately signed up for their service. It just fit like a glove. Like second nature. At the time, I was mostly interested in the wealth of information it offered.
I was already following other blog tutorials and thought that different perspectives and different strategies would give me a competitive edge.
It didn’t take long to see the value in the service and most of all the pay-it-forward community. The WA family really enjoys giving as much value as possible. It is almost like a healthy competition of who can give the most value.
These are the steps to follow to sign up for a Free account:
- Log on to welathyaffiliate.com or just click here.
- Enter your Full Name
- Enter Your Email Address
- Create a Password
- Choose a Username
- Confirm Your Subscription
- Congratulations! Life will never be the same.
When you are in, send me a message, say Hi, and Follow Me. I will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction and help as much as I can. My username is MasterLNF.
This Is How I Got Started
There are several courses available once you become a Free member. You want to start in the “Get Started Here” tab. You will have access to five certification courses that will walk you through every step of building your own site.
- Getting Started – The getting started course will help you choose the basics of your site:
- type of site – blog, ecommerce store, etc.
- domain name
- Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website – This course will explain the basics of building traffic for your site.
- Making Money – The making money course will explain all the different ways to monetize your site.
- Mastering Social Engagement – This course will explain how you will be integrating your social media profiles into your site.
- Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation – This last course will give you key insights into creating quality content in your site.
One of the best features of WA is that as Kyle, one of the co-founders and instructor, is walking you through building your site he also assigns tasks in each lesson that are meant to develop your site and content.
In a way, this strategy pushes you to build and grow your site, so the results are inevitable.
When you are done with these courses you will have a fully functional site and if you completed the tasks with integrity you should have started getting some traffic rolling.
Congratulations! You have a full blown active website.
If you made it this far you are ready to go Premium, if you haven’t already. It wouldn’t surprise me if you did.
Going premium has its benefits. It will open a brand-new window of opportunities for only $49 each month.
I should say that as soon as you become a free member of WA you are automatically an affiliate and are able to start earning money by referring people but when you go premium the money pretty much doubles.
That is just a bonus. The real value is in the features you have access to:
- Weekly LIVE Interactive Classes
- Over 300 Hours of Expert Education
- 50 Online Entrepreneur Certification
- 70 Lessons in Affiliate Bootcamp Training
- Catalogue of Industry Training
- Revenue Creating Your Own Training
- Authority WA Blog
- Tons more that are too many too list
Consider this Before Subscribing
There are things to consider in the WA Platform.
The first one that took some time to get used to was that you don’t really have access to a cPanel in the Rubix Platform. I am not a site guru and do not really know at what level of expertise it would be necessary to have a cPanel.
Every time I thought I needed to have access to the cPanel I always found workaround through tutorials provided by community members.
You also have to be careful or I should say mindful that there is so much information on WA and new material being produced everyday by contributors that you can easily get distracted. Think of it as a Facebook for website owners.
A good tip I received from a WA Ambassador was to focus on getting your site up and running and monetizing it and then you can take time to give back to the community based on your successes and lessons learned.
Wealthy Affiliate has become like an extended family to me. The benefits far outweigh the couple of things to consider.
I gave ease of use 10 of 10 because when you compare WA and its Rubix Platform to others, it is much easier to use. Just following the tutorials alone will help you master the platform.
And, you can find advanced tips by simply asking the community or searching for contributor posts like when I searched for ways to transfer my hosting.
Reliability is 9 out of 10 because for a couple of days during the transfer of my site into Rubix I received several emails stating my site was running slow. That was resolved in a matter of days after contacting support.
The affordability is amazing with free service and only $13.99 per domain name each year and $49 for hosting up to 50 websites.
The premium service costs you less than a dollar per day if you pay annually and it is comparable to other platforms that do not give you as much control over your site as Rubix.
I hope you found this review helpful and if you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate or want to share your experience, leave a comment below.