Wealthy Affiliate IS Worth It – Here Are 5 Reasons Why
Joining Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I started my first website based on my passion for Hawaii and all the fun things that you can do here. I’d already started a local business, and I knew that to really make the business grow, it had to have an online presence. So I built that first site on the very easy to use website builder, Wix. Unfortunately, I had no idea how to get people to come to my site.
Desperate for traffic, I looked to marketing “gurus” with “sure-fire” plans. Some of these schemes made me a little poorer, and a little wiser, but none of them provided me with the full scope of knowledge I needed in order to grow my business online. So when I found WA, I was elated. Here are 5 things that have made WA totally worth it to me:
I put value first on this list, because value really has got to be the main reason why anything is “worth it”. I’m going to come back to this at the end, but I wanted to mention it first. I do this because, while you read through the rest of this list, I want you to think about all of the other places, programs, platforms or systems that provide everything that WA provides.
2. Top Notch Training
Premium members at Wealthy Affiliate have access to 2 separate training courses, the Online Certification Course and the Affiliate Bootcamp (don’t worry, there are no shouting drill sergeants). With well over 100 different lessons, the curriculum of is designed to take you from being a total newbie to a successful online entrepreneur. Not only that, but you have access to website experts, including WA founders Kyle and Carson for 1-on-1 help.
Kyle is the trainer for these official WA courses. He’s very clear and goes through each lesson in an easy to follow, step by step manner. The certification training covers everything from the nuts and bolts of setting up your WordPress site, to using SEO and Social Media best practices to get traffic and then converting that traffic into paying customers. Here’s a peek at the first level of the certification training:
But no single trainer can provide every answer to every question for every website in every niche. That’s why Kyle and Carson had the wisdom to invite the community to provide training as well, and get rewarded to do it! There are literally thousands of videos and tutorials available at Wealthy Affiliate.
Oh, and did I mention the weekly live video classes? The weekly webinars (or WAbinars as we like to call them) are held on Friday nights (or on Saturday’s depending on what part of the world you live in). Each week Jay, WA’s official live trainer, tackles a topic of interest to online entrepreneurs. These live training events are always entertaining as well as informative. And in case you miss the live training, or if you just want to watch again, all the past WAbinars are posted for premium members to watch whenever.
Here’s a small sample of WAbinar titles so far in 2017:
- The Simplicity of Growing Your Email List
- Building a Massive List of Awesome Keywords
- Evergreen Strategies to Rank YouTube Videos
3. Unsurpassed Hosting, Support and Security
Okay, this one is not so exciting, but it’s oh so important. If your site goes down due to poor or unstable hosting, you risk losing money. If it goes down repeatedly, it will affect your site’s ranking in search engines. Wealthy Affiliate provides high quality, unlimited hosting with 24/7 website support. The couple of times I’ve needed support, due to a plugin that was causing issues with my site, I was provided with help within just a few minutes and my issue was solved.
It’s not enough to just have a site that won’t crash all the time, you also want your site to be secure. Visitors feel more comfortable when they see that little green lock in the address bar of their browser.
WA provides SSL for it’s premium members who own their own domains, FOR FREE. Not only that, they make it super easy. This is a really big deal. With most other hosts you will need to buy an SSL certificate ($40 – $50) and install it yourself. WA didn’t even raise their fees when they added this feature.
Some other website builders out there (like Wix) use proprietary software. While easy to use, these site builders are usually not nearly as comprehensive and flexible as WordPress. There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available, many of them totally free (yes, this site is running on a free theme). WordPress is super easy to use, and the awesome training at WA will show you how to have your first site up and running in just minutes.
If you’re concerned that building your site might be too technical for you, don’t worry. I felt the same way at first. But between the extensive WA training, help from the community, and the awesome site support, I’ve never be stuck for long.
Community is what really sets Wealthy Affiliate apart. There’s really nothing else like it. Kyle and Carson have nurtured WA into a place where folks cheer each other on and where “paying it forward” is highly valued. You won’t find shady guys spamming you or trying to sell you their the next get rich quick scheme. That kind of behavior is not tolerated.
Instead, the platform encourages helpfulness. WA employs a sophisticated ranking system that rewards engagement and helpfulness. Even asking questions questions of the community can help to improve your rank. So, instead of feeling all alone in the big bad world of online marketing, Wealthy Affiliate members truly feel supported and a part of something bigger.
It’s not just the newbies that benefit from the community. I’ve come across many members of WA who were already seasoned and successful online marketers when they joined. Most of these folks joined, not to be a part a community and sing Kumbaya. They joined because they recognize that the online economy and internet marketing realms are so rapidly changing, no one person can master it all.
You can learn more about Kyle, Carson, and the whole Wealthy Affiliate Community here.
So now we’ve come back around to VALUE.
Wealthy Affiliate Is Totally Worth It To Me
How about you? To answer this for your self, keep in mind what features are important to you.
- Easy to use WordPress website builder – compare to Pressable at $90 per month and Pagely at $299 per month!
- 25 free websites
- Hosting for an additional 25 sites
- Secure and stable hosting
- Free SSL certificate included – Pagely doesn’t even include this
- Keyword research tools – people pay $20 per month or more for tools with similar features
- Private messages with other WA members
- 24/7 Live chat support
- Live classes with Q&A
- Comprehensive training that teaches you:
- how to build a website based on your own interests
- how to attract traffic using Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- how to attract traffic using social media, and other techniques
- how to convert traffic into paying customers
- much much more! – Like me, I bet you’ve come across those so called “gurus” who promise to teach you the magic secret to getting rich on the internet….Don’t be fooled, the info they provide may be okay (or maybe not), but they will take your money every step of the way, and there is no way that they can match the volume and the quality of the training available at Wealthy Affiliate.
HELL YEAH, Wealthy Affiliate is worth every penny!
If all this all sounds awesome to you, but you’re still on the fence, take a look at my complete review of Wealthy Affiliate. You’ll find out how you can sign up for a completely free starter membership, including two free websites. That’s right, 2 FREE websites, no credit card information and no obligation (and no pressure) to upgrade ever!
There is nothing else like WA!