Welcome to our 2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review. Today we will be going over some features and benefits of Wealthy Affiliate University. Wealthy Affiliate is a certification course for home business owners in the niche affiliate marketing industry. They teach you how to set up a profitable blog based business from day one novice to day 5,000 expert.
Introduction to our 2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review
Owners: Carson Lim, Kyle Loudoun
Who’s it for: Beginner to Expert
Price: Starter Membership $0 Premium Membership $29 per month Paid Annually ($359) or $49 per month if paid by the month.
Rating: 97/100 Good Investment.
2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review Disclosure of Relationship.
In keeping with our honest reviews policy, I will inform you that I am an affiliate and satisfied member of Wealthy Affiliate and the links to them in this post will pay me a small commission should you choose to join us there.
This relationship in no manner has influenced this review or my personal reasons for claiming myself to be a satisfied customer. This is also my second positive review with my first coming prior to joining Wealthy Affiliate in 2016. That review was on a blog I no-longer own called Hot in Yuma. Since then my opinion has not changed from positive though with a full understanding of the business the rating may have changed to a higher grade as sometimes happens with an insider perspective.
Our Wealthy Affiliate Review should start with an explanation of the program.
The Wealthy Affiliate program as reviewed hinges on 4 step basic for online affiliate marketing education. Those four principals are Choosing an Interest, Building a Website, Attracting Visitors, and Earning Revenue. I will expand on each below but this simple plan is broke down into dozens of easy to swallow lessons and backed by the support of a massive community of experts.
Wealthy Affiliate Basic 1: Choose an Interest
With any affiliate program worth its salt you should have options that monetize something you are passionate about. If you are into healthy living you can choose a healthy living niche and get the same support and training as someone writes about Santa Clause or SuperBowl Teams and History. With Wealthy Affiliate, you can take any hobby, interest, or life experience and they will show you how to turn it into a business.
Wealthy Affiliate Basic 2: Build a Website
WA, as it is affectionately called by members, offers a robust WordPress based hosting and security suite as part of the membership cost. They help you build your website or blog from the ground up with easy to follow text and video tutorials. Each tutorial comes with a checklist so you can see how well you have done and by the end of the training, you will get a certificate in affiliate marketing.
Wealthy Affiliate Basic 3: Attracting Visitors
Throwing a website up and giving it a look and feel is nothing if nobody ever visits it. Some programs teach you to buy traffic from them or an affiliate-linked 3rd party. With Wealthy Affiliate though you learn to write engaging content that is good for humans and search engines alike. You use keyword research tools like their own Jaaxy keyword research tool to structure post for search engine rankings.
As your readership and social engagement grow your site ranks naturally higher in Google, Yahoo, and Bing results. This, in turn, drives in boatloads of 100% free traffic.
Wealthy Affiliate Basic 4: Earn Revenue
Now that you have a blog or website you have traffic to it and content readers love. They teach you to use tools like subscriptions, on-site marketing and call to action with affiliate programs to make money. You will learn everything you need to know to convert your visitors and subscribers into buyers. If you use subscription options the same buyer may often shop with you more than once as trust builds.
My personal story with W.A.
In 2016 I was rebounding from a nervous breakdown and loss of a business that my partner and I had built over a 7-year period. I was looking to reclaim my spot among successful affiliates and go back to my blogging roots. The problem is that even an old blogger (circa 2003) has to learn new tricks to be successful and a friend turned me on to Wealthy Affiliate.
I jumped back into blogging with my then blog, “My Viral Blog” and fell on my face. Ranking in the search engines was nowhere near as easy as even 2013 when I had taken a break from blogging. I also seemed to have an issue creating great content. Readers now want more information and need something to take them from one paragraph to another with a reason to be there. I was used to writing 400-word maximum blurbs which work in social media but not in a blog.
In short, I needed help and I needed it fast.
In walks Wealthy Affiliate to my life. And while I didn’t need help to install or designing a blog I learned a lot about disclosures and site structure in just the first few lessons that had taken years to learn and a couple years to forget. I am writing this Wealthy Affiliate Review because of my positive Change since Rejoining.
I continued and was soon being taught to write new content to my blog thefreeguru.com but not just told to write I was shown how to write to attract search engines. In fact, the SEO or search engine marketing training is really all an SEO wants to manage the perfect blog or website.
Good quality and keyword-driven content. They taught me how to not just target keywords but how to target low hanging fruit that had plenty of traffic but very little competition making it easy to rank on page 1.
My first review of a popular program that I deemed a scam was so well accepted that it generated me over $500 in Adsense earnings and $300 in other affiliate revenue over the next 2 months. That’s a $400 a month improvement to what I had been making. I will state that I did leave Wealthy Affiliate once because I had a bit of a relapse on physical health issues that took me several months to recover from financially.
Now we are on to 2018 and a new blog.
Born in frustration with things I didn’t like about how I bounced back and forth on theFreeGuru I decided to pay a year at Wealthy Affiliate in February 2018. That was the easiest $359 I ever spent on my business because by then I knew how well the training worked. I created affiliate3percent.com because of the will to start over and get a firm order of things because TFG really bounces back and forth as my interest was not set and I only loosely targeted the Home Business Niche.
Now I am 5 post in and writing my 2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review
I am writing it because after all the help Wealthy Affiliate has given me I have decided to pay it back by introducing you to their free trial at a minimum. During the free trial, you get a lesson pack and access to the first parts of the affiliate training.
Many people are already making enough money off those initial training that they can pay their first-month fee of $19 out of profits. By the time you reach the $47 a month continuing fee, you will likely see enough progress to decide to stay with the program.
By the time you have been in the program 2 and a half to 3 months, you will see traffic flowing, learn to solicit comments, and maintain interaction and maybe even make your first few sales. If you have the money pay the full year at $359 because it saves you a whopping $20 a month over paying the $47 a month rate.
I am now on Course 5 lessons 7 at. I’m writing this Wealthy Affiliate Review. I am taking my time and getting it right and will soon see profits off this new blog.
My traffic numbers are good on just my 15th day of content creation today. I am averaging over 30 page views a day with just 4 articles prior to this 2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review post. I have even started to get search engine traffic and have a post ranked within the first 8 pages of both Yahoo and Bing which means Google will soon follow. My site is 100% indexed in google.
While more could be taught about e-mail follow-ups and list building as I have seen so far I have high hopes for the things I can do with the training and support here. I haven’t even mentioned the community support from thousands of people like me and even more experienced bloggers.
I didn’t mention that Kyle and Carson appear in the chat with us regularly as in typically 1-2 times a day. I left out that support is great, security is awesome, and the hosting is very fast.
I didn’t tell you much about Jaaxy, or explain our weekly webinar training, and the member created lessons. In all, there is so much here that one post can not adequately explain the power of this marketing Gem. At 1500 and plus words I think you will agree that at least a free trial is in order. So what are you waiting for?
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