Website URL: https://www.WealthyAffiliate.com
Price: Starter FREE, Premium $49/mth, Premium Plus+ $99/mth
Founders: Kyle & Carson
Community: 2.7+ MILLION members
Overall Rating: 4.9/5
Trust Pilot Consumer Rating: 4.9/5
Research Tools: 5/5
Customer Support: 5/5
WordPress Hosting: 5/5
Free Test Drive: YES. Get Rolling Here! (no credit card required)
Wealthy Affiliate is an all-inclusive platform dedicated to helping aspiring and very successful internet entrepreneurs create, grow and scale businesses online. Created back in 2005, Wealthy Affiliate has the longest standing track record in the industry, and has been deemed the top company in the industry by over 50,000 independent reviews and currently has an excellent 4.8 Star rating on trust pilot.
What separates Wealthy Affiliate from the competition out there, is the all-inclusive nature of the offering. Not only are you offered world-class training, but you are getting all the research and writing platforms, websites, hosting, and expert support that actually you need to run an online business (instead of having to purchase all of these services separately).
So in essence, you can walk into a Wealthy Affiliate with or without experience, and have EVERYTHING you need under one roof to manage one to many very successful businesses online.
About the Wealthy Affiliate Founders.
I am going to be upfront with you. I am Kyle, the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate (picture on the left), and I might be a little biased, but at the same time I am also one of the biggest and ongoing critics of Wealthy Affiliate. Back when Carson (the other co-founder) started Wealthy Affiliate, we were both independently very successful affiliate marketers online.
We met in college in a computer science program, and each spent 3 years building successful affiliate marketing businesses before we decided to start Wealthy Affiliate back in 2005. We knew if we could create success, we could teach others and that is where it all started.
A bit about us, we both live in Victoria and I just crossed the big 40 mark. I don’t feel a bit over 30 though, and I have been at this affiliate marketing thing from the ripe age of 21. It’s been lots of fun, and Carson and I are both HUGE proponents of not just helping others, but listening to our members’ wants and needs. We built Wealthy Affiliate based on our users’ wants (and sometimes demands) and we continue to evolve the community and platform on this basis.
We are committed to the community, we help all day every day, and we continue to evolve the Wealthy Affiliate platform each and every day. If you ever want to contact us directly, you can do so within the community.
That is what we are all about. Supporting people, mentoring people and shedding our combined 40 years of affiliate marketing knowledge.
Here are just a few examples of the type of interaction we have with members on a daily (err…hourly) basis.
This is the typical type of feedback we get on a daily basis from newcomers. We care lots…more than ANY other company in the industry. I stand behind that, and aim to prove that to you! 😉
Core Training. Building a Successful Business Properly From the Ground Up.
Training is just training without context, without support, and without actual real life examples and experts that help you make sense of all of it. Wealthy Affiliate has the most comprehensive database of training in the world, with 1,000’s of resources and 100’s of hours of classes.
I will get to that later, but I first want to emphasize the “core” and foundation building training that you will be enrolled in as soon as you walk in the back office of Wealthy Affiliate.
The Online Entrepreneur Certification is the key to getting rolling online, whether you are just starting out or if you have some experience, this training is 50 lessons (5 Courses) and will literally take you from the infancy of choosing your direction of your business, to building out and scaling that business for long term success.
There is a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to go about building a business. Unfortunately a great deal of the training that is available out there is misleading, or is outdated information and will send you in the wrong direction.
The training at Wealthy Affiliate walks you through the key and critical steps that you need to understand when building out a successful business.
Here are just some things that you are going to learn within the first 10 lessons.
- How to Choose a Lucrative Direction for Your Business
- Building a Profit- Ready Website
- A Full Breakdown of the Make Money Process
- Getting Your Website Ready for Ranking in Google
- How to Structure Your Website for Future Success
- Setting up Your Content Framework
- Achieving Ideal Design With Your Website Layout
- Creating Custom Menus & Sub-Menus On Your Website
- Finding Low Competition, High Ranking Keyword Opportunities
- Gearing Up for a Long Term and Successful Journey Onlne
And that is just within just the first 10 lessons. You are going to be off and running with a successful business before you know it.
There is a proper process that you need to follow if you are looking to create a long term and sustainable business (or multiple businesses), and if you can master this process you are going to have a brilliant journey ahead of you. Our focus is helping you master these and you have expert support and access to help as you move through every lesson in the training.
Expert Classes. To Become an Expert, Learn From Experts.
There is an old Chinese proverb that I am drawn to, as it is relevant to education and speeding up the process of achieving success in business (and in life). It goes something like this.
“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”
In other words, if you want to become an expert, you need to get firsthand knowledge from those experts about their experiences and their knowledge of YOUR road ahead. That is the beauty of the expert Classes platform at Wealthy Affiliate
These are real-time classes that take place throughout the week, every week. In fact, there are a minimum of 250+ classes per year. They are PURE value and are taught by some most successful Internet Entrepreneurs in the online business world.
These are REAL people, creating REAL success. People that are in the trenches, teaching you what they know works, and helping you avoid roadblocks that will end up in inevitable failure. People that are going to be able to help you accomplish the same.
After you establish your fundamental and core foundation through the certification training or through bootcamp, you are going to want to expand your skill set and your knowledge base. This can be done in an ongoing, interactive way through the Classes platform.
Each and every class has a FULL Question & Answer period, and you can ask questions throughout as the live stream is taking place. This is powerful because if there is a topic you don’t understand or you want the actual expert to expand on what they are talking about, you can simply ask.
Here is a sample class “The 4 Steps to Creating a Successful Business Online“, one that you will have access to immediately when you join.
After a class takes place, you also have access to the replay and can watch it as many times as you like…it goes into our expert class database of classes which has over 500+ HOURS of incredible training.
You won’t find more current, more expert, and more interactive training in the industry that will help you take your business to the next level.
Even as a Starter member, you are going to be warmly introduced to classes as you will immediately have access to my (Kyle) class on The 4 Steps to Creating a Successful Business Online. This is going to showcase the exact 4-step and simplified process that we teach at Wealthy Affiliate, and that is leading to 6 and 7 figure affiliate marketers.
I encourage you to check this out, for free, if you are looking to get started. Again, you can jump in as a Starter member and get rolling with your business right away and that will give you immediate access to this class.
BENEFITS of Classes:
- Learning directly from the experts
- Speed up success by years, learning from those that are successful
- Avoid critical failures in business
- Expand upon your skill set and success, weekly
- Current training, not like 99% of the training online that is outdated
A Single Keyword Can Be Worth $1,000’s.
Understanding your audience, and being able to discover significant pockets of opportunity online can separate a very successful marketer from one that doesn’t achieve any success. In fact, over the years I have been able to rank under SINGLE keywords that have lead to $1,000’s of income. One article, one publish, $1,000’s in residual and ongoing income.
That is the reality if you understand how to properly research keywords and your understand, and you have access to the elite tools to accomplish this.
Wealthy Affiliate provides an incredible suite of research tools and platforms that you can utilize within ALL types of online businesses, whether you are looking for “ideas” for a business, or you are looking to find low competition keywords that will bring a lot of value to your business.
You can quickly type in searches like this…
And come up with high value, and low competition keywords. If you look at the QSR column, that is a metric that ONLY Wealthy Affiliate provides through technology built. This is your TRUE competition, and having access to this data will help you rank with efficiency in Google, Bing and Yahoo. This leads to free, high value traffic (and subsequent opportunity).
Researching your niche and having access to elite, and progressive research platforms is going to be imperative to the success of your business. Let’s have a quick look at this platform and it’s true value that will offer your business.
BENDIFITS of the Research Platform to Your Success:
- Save’s lots of time, it’s super efficient
- Leads to revelation of big pockets opportunity
- Can spy on your competition, gives you a competitive edge
- Track your website to see exactly where you are ranked, and start to form ideas on patterns and trends in terms of Google rankings
- Uncover MILLIONS of keyword (traffic) opportunities.
- Find HIGH value domain assets (up to 75 new domains in a 3 second search)
- Reveal new niches
Upon joining Wealthy Affiliate, you will have immediate access to this platform. If you understand how to research your audience and keywords, you are going to master things like Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing with efficiency.
Market Research. Become an Expert or Authority in Your Industry.
Success online is not as complex as some make it out to be. YOU as the online entrepreneur choose a direction for your business. This could be ANY niche. If you like dogs, perhaps you make your niche about that. If you like model airplanes…or make-up…or make money…or whatever the heck you want.
Then you work to become an EXPERT in that niche. But to do this, you need to understand how that is accomplished and have access to the training and tools that will help you get there.
Within Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to have access to the Jaaxy platform which will help you, plus expert classes that walk you through the process of building authority in your niche.
Here is an example of one such class, where I spend over an hour breaking down one of the most lucrative niches online, the “make money” niche and the opportunities within it.
We have over 30 classes of this nature, not to mention more generalized “niche research” help.
When you establish authority in your given niche, search engines like Google will start to rank ALL of your content well. This will lead to traffic and revenue capabilities, so truly understanding this process is going to be quintessential to the success of your business.
Benefits of Mastering Market Research:
- More expertise, equates to better rankings
- A bigger natural following, more reach
- Become an influential brand in ANY industry
- Shareability of your content, maximum word of mouth reach.
- More traffic, more revenue
Being able to have the proper “tools” at your disposal can save a great deal of time in business, and you are going to be well-equipped with every facet of research.
Keywords, you are going to be able to find low competition opportunities in seconds. Website rankings and analysis? You are going to be able to uncover search engine trends with your website, and track these automatically! Spying on your competition? Wealthy Affiliate has you covered.
And that leads me to the “research” of lucrative affiliate programs, something that I want to take a moment to discuss.
You Can Promote Over 550 MILLION Products. For Free.
The Internet is a vast place, and so is the affiliate marketing world. As an affiliate marketer, you can promote from over 550 MILLION products. Basically every product, brand, and company in the world has an affiliate program. From Amazon, to Walmart, to Nike, to eBay to Etsy. Billions of dollars are being spent online every month, and behind a large percentage of all of these transactions are affiliates generating revenue.
In fact, in 2022 affiliate marketing is slated to generate affiliates $12,000,0000,0000 (yes, $12 BILLION) in income, with this growing year-over-year for the foreseeable future.
Wealthy Affiliate is of course going to help you capitalize on this from an affiliate marketing education standpoint, but what about finding these companies and opportunities? Yes. You are covered with the “Affiliate Program Search”.
As soon as you enter into Wealthy Affiliate, you will be granted access to this platform and access the power of this search.
Benefits of this Affiliate Program Search at Wealthy Affiliate:
- Easy to search and find relevant affiliate programs in your industry
- Access to over 10,000 of the highest paying and reputable affiliate programs online
- Can reach out directly to affiliate managers and company owners
- Manage your affiliate programs you are part of in one central location
- Exclusve relationships with large networks to simplify acceptance
This tool alone will give you a competitive advantage over the rest of the industry (IE, affiliates not hanging out within WA).
Wealthy Affiliate is a “Powerhouse” Community.
Wealthy Affiliate boasts the largest community of internet entrepreneurs in the world. Size isn’t always doesn’t mean better, as the real value is in the fact that the community of Wealthy Affiliate is also the most interactive and helpful community on the planet.
If you are helpful, or looking for help, then you are going to get the support you need to advance your skills, business and success. You are also going to have the opportunity to pay it forward as your skill set improves and you can give back to the community. That is how we operate, and it starts at the top with the owners (Carson and myself), who to this day 16 years later, still are active within the community each and every day helping people build businesses.
No question is a dumb question, and no matter the level you are as an online marketer, there will always be a way to advance your knowledge and skills within the community at WA (and always someone with more experience to help you with that).
Benefits to the WA Community:
- ZERO questions go unanswered.
- Average is less than 5 minutes to get your questions answered.
- Ability to network within the largest entrepreneur community in the world (almost 3 MILLION strong)
- Your Network, is your Net Worth
- Direct access to your own personal mentorship, and coaches
- Direct Access to ME (Kyle)
There have even have had a few marriages come out of it all! LOL
As crazy as it sounds, there have been people that have gotten married as a result of their relationship at WealthyAffiliate.com! True story.
So not only are you going to be able to have confidence that you will get help when you need it, you are going to be able to establish meaningful long term business relationships within like-minded and very successful Internet Entrepreneurs.
The World’s Fastest Hosting, Leads to the World’s Best Ranking Sites.
Google ranks websites based on the content, but also many other factors like speed, security, your core vitals. The website and hosting platform at Wealthy Affiliate were built for speed, and the technology is leading the WordPress world. Out of the box, every website on Wealthy Affiliate is 100/100 in terms of PageSpeed Insights, Google’s rating system in for website speed.
As an example, the website you are current on (MarketingWithKyle.com) gets a PageSpeed Score of 99/100 and it has a bunch of content on it which conventionally slows down a website.
This means my website is viewed as “lightening” fast in Google’s eyes, which has become one of the key ranking factors for websites these days. You will be running websites on a faster hosting platform than your competitors, which means you will rank better, get more traffic, and have more opportunity than your competitors.
Hosting is offered at 3 levels within the platform. With a Starter membership, you can host one website for free within your account. Premium, you can host up to 10 websites. And within the highest level membership, you can host up to 50 websites…enough to run 50, million dollar enterprises within the online world!
A successful online business starts with a firm and solid foundation, and you are in good hands with the hosting at Wealthy Affiliate.
Now, I want to spend a few moments walking you through the different membership levels at Wealthy Affiliate.
Success. Wealthy Affiliate Members Have a Competitive Edge.
They say you are the “average of the 5 people you surround yourself with”, but what if you could surround yourself with 1,000’s of world’s most successful affiliate marketers and internet entrepreneurs? Well that is one of the many competitive advantages that you are going to have at Wealthy Affiliate, and this will contribute to your growth and the level of success you can achieve online.
Ultimately at the end of the day, your goal is achieving success within the online world. What does success look like to you? What would you define as success? $100 per month, or $100,000 per month? The reality is BOTH of these are entirely possible, and it will come down to what sort of effort you are willing to put forth, and the persistence that you have in business.
Some of the most prolific marketers online are currently running their business, or multiple businesses, leveraging the framework within Wealthy Affiliate.
Let’s have a look at a few of the 1,000’s of published success stories, with many more happening behind the scenes. Here are just a few of them that have been posted in recent months.
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These are actual blog posts within Wealthy Affiliate, that are published by real members on daily basis within the community.
But just a quick reminder. You could have access to EVERYTHING you need to succeed (like what Wealthy Affiliate offers), but if you are not willing to put forth the effort and do the work yourself, you are going to meet your potential quickly. If you are willing to work hard and keep working hard, you will have unlimited potential within the online world. There is “no upper cap” to your potential.
So if you want to succeed, it is up to you. You have the facilities that will help you create any level of success online.
Pricing – The Levels of Membership at Wealthy Affiliate
One of the more common questions is what is the price of Wealthy Affiliate, and is it one of those “upsell after upsell” sort of programs. The answer is no. In fact, there is a completely free membership that allows you to “try before you buy”, so there really is no risk whatsoever to joining WA.
Let me take a moment to help you understand the 3 Levels of Membership.
Starter Membership: $0 Test Drive
First, and foremost I ALWAYS recommend that people refuse to pay for a program in this industry before they can try it. If a company doesn’t offer a trial, or offer you a look at their program, they likely don’t trust their program enough to offer you a look. One thing that makes Wealthy Affiliate unique is that you can create a free Starter membership (no cost) and start building your business before ever having to invest a dime.
Premium Membership: $49/mth
The Premium membership is the flagship membership of online entrepreneurs. The reason being, you get access to everything you need to create, grow, manage, and expand your online business (or several businesses). This includes everything from a state-of-the-art website and hosting platform, research and writing tools, over 120 core training modules, weekly classes, 100’s of daily community blog posts, networking capabilities with fellow entrepreneurs, and personal mentoring and expert help 24/7.
**TIP: Also, I wanted to mention something. If you join as a Starter member, you are going to be able to get a special offer with your Premium membership. You will get a FREE .com domain (of your choice) if you upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days!
Premium Plus+ Membership: $99/mth
This is our Premium PLUS membership, meaning that you get everything within Premium Plus some additional perks. These include access to a higher level of hosting, the ability to host up to 50 websites. Comparable Managed WordPress hosting packages alone cost $250+ per month. We lead the industry in terms of hosting speed and quality, so this is huge value. Tack on our highest level Jaaxy Enterprise (value $99/mth), and 250+ additional expert classes per year, this is the ultimate in value, and the ultimate Elite membership online of aspiring and ultra successful entrepreneurs. This membership will literally give you status within the online world.
If you want Premium, but to put it into Entrepreneur Overdrive this is the membership for you and you will always have the option to go Premium Plus+ within Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂
**TIP: If you join as a Starter member, you are going to be able to get a special offer with your Premium Plus+ membership. You will get TWO FREE .com domain (of your choice) if you upgrade to Premium Plus+ within the first 7 days!
Those are the 3 levels of membership within Wealthy Affiliate. I actually don’t recommend that you spend a penny at this point, even if you are considering one of the higher tiers. Rather I want you to “test drive” Wealthy Affiliate using the completely free Starter membership.
You can get rolling with the training, get your own niche business set-up by lesson 4 alone, and you get direct access to ME personally (I will reach out to you when you join). Most people think that is “fake”, but the reality is that this is how we have run Wealthy Affiliate since 2005 and we have never lost sight of our focus, HELPING people.
So get rolling with a completely free test drive Starter membership, and get rolling with your online business. No credit card required.
My Final Thoughts.
Of course there is likely a sense of bias as I am the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate, but that also gives me a unique perspective that I can offer you on the platform. I will be the first to say it isn’t “perfect”, but nothing is. That approach to business always gives you the drive to further improve and innovate, and that is what we continue to do at Wealthy Affiliate.
We Invest Millions Annually into Our Members. Every year we continue to invest millions into the platform, the services, and back into the community Wealthy Affiliate. That is something I have yet to see anywhere in the industry. We continue to push the envelope in terms of technology, education, and community. You can be sure that you will see WA evolve efficiently, and your life will continue to easier as an online business owner with every day that passes.
We Remain the Most Cost Efficient in the Industry. On top of this, we continue to keep our cost of our Premium level service as the lowest in the industry, there are programs charging $10,000+ that offer a small fraction of what you would get within Premium for $49 per month. We haven’t increase our prices in 17 years in business, yet inflation as gone up over 200%. Not to mention our no cost, test drive Starter membership that is better than 99.9% of the paid products out there and it doesn’t cost a cent.
We Put YOU First. One thing that holds true to this day and is ingrained in ethos at Wealthy Affiliate, is that we put people first. The platform and community evolve as a result of feedback we get, request for improvements, and where we see it better serving the audience (to ultimately lead to more success). That will continue to be the case moving forward, you achieving success within the online world is our goal. Always has been, always will be.
At this point, you are likely ready to make a decision. Again, one thing I don’t want you doing is spending a cent….rather if you are interested in checking out Wealthy Affiliate and seeing if it is the platform for you, I want you to take us up on our completely free Starter membership ‘test drive’. It doesn’t cost a thing, no credit card required, and literally will get you instant access to communicate directly with me and millions of other aspiring and successful entrepreneurs.
Not to mention, by lesson 4 of the “core” training you will be up and running with your own website and foundation for your online business.
I know you will love it, but I want you to find out for yourself.
PS. Also, if you have any questions at all, I will be more than happy to help you out and get back to you. Drop me a comment below and I promise to get back to you within 24 hours, if not much sooner. Or alternative, you can join Wealthy Affiliate and connect with me directly inside the community, through my profile. The link to my profile is here.