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When you want to start a business, you need an adequate amount of support and a system on which you can build. Even if you already know everything about making a successful online business, there is always more to learn. It is also most definitely a good idea to stay up-to-date with the latest developments within your field. That is one of the many reasons why I joined Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is the best way to start your business.
Starting An Online Business
I am going to explain to you why you need to be part of this community and what I can offer to you.
You want to start a business online, preferably the kind that runs by itself with the occasional update to the site. Money should just flow in by itself while you are asleep.
We all want that. The reality is close to that, but it requires a lot of work and effort from your end to get to get it up to that level.
What Do You Need?
Surely you can try to find all the information you need on the internet, but how will you know what is a scam or not? What information actually works for your site and what is just a big fat lie? Unfortunately the internet is full of lies by people who try to make some quick money on selling you some of these lies.
So what you need is a platform that you can trust and where you can get all the right information to get your site up-to-par. You also need a platform where you can put your websites. Wealthy Affiliate is such a platform. It has all the courses for you to study, all the extra tutorials from the community and it offers webhosting for your business website. Up to 50 sites in fact.
You will also need a lot of support and motivation from like-minded people. Wealthy Affiliate also has a lot of like-minded people in its community that have the same goal: creating their (passive) business online.
Among those like-minded people you will also find me. That’s right, when you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will be coached by me. You will have direct access to me and I will come with help you out wherever you need it.
First of all, let me pitch Wealthy Affiliate for you.
Wealthy Affiliate is:
- a learning platform where you can learn about affiliate marketing, building websites and other online marketing related subjects.
- a place to find the support and motivation from a big community that is busy to achieve the same type of thing as you
- a platform for building customer relationships as well as business relationships
- a platform where you can read courses of others and share your own knowledge with others by making courses
- a place where you can start hosting your first WordPress website (and up to 25 domains)
- a place to start for free and try before buying
- a place to write and publish your content easily
- a place to research keywords for SEO
- a platform in continuous development, offering more and better services every day
- a place to come into direct contact with me, be coached and get professional advice from me
The owners of the platform are also available through the same active community platform.
Plenty of reasons for you to join Wealthy Affiliate. And the best thing yet, you can start entirely for free. In true “Try before you buy“-style you can join now for free and get access to the first module of the course and you can create two free subdomain websites. They are free forever.
I chose this platform for two main reasons:
- professional affiliate marketing training courses
- a very active and motivating community
The rest is just pure bonus for me. It is really fantastic to write about your achievements or troubles within the platform and getting positive and motivating feedback from the community to keep on going at it. It’s great to chat or write a question about something that you got trouble with and getting an answer back within a matter of a few seconds to a couple of minutes. It’s fantastic to start out with website hosting on their platform without all the know-how to get it up and running, as it is all done for you.
Let me highlight their top features for you.
Fast & Secure Hosting
Wealthy Affiliate uses their own SiteRubix platform for hosting. It uses advanced in the cloud shared hosting services via the fast Amazon Web Services (AWS). On each website the newest WordPress is installed by a click of a button and a three-step process.
Build Your Site
Building your site is super easy and also super fast.
- You choose a domain name / free website
- You choose a site title
- You choose a theme
Then you click build website and all the things are done in the background for you in just under half a minute. You are then provided with a login button and your login details. You don’t even have to type anything of that, because clicking on the login button, will auto-login you into your WordPress Dashboard. Now you can start building your site and writing your content.
All websites are automatically hosted with:
- SiteProtect (anti-spam in many different ways)
- SiteSecurity (anti-botnet, anti-hacking, anti-malware)
- SiteBackup (daily backups of your website)
- SiteHealth (continiously monitoring your site health)
- Optional SiteSpeed (active server-side caching to make sites even faster available)
- SiteSupport (all technical questions get answered super fast by their own support team)
Premium hosted domains have also the option to enable SSL free of charge (Lets’Encrypt) and you can host your own email addresses for free.
Lots of Courses On Open Education Platform
Kyle, one of the two main owners at Wealthy Affiliate, writes and continuously updates his courses. The main Affiliate Course offered comes in 5 modules of each 10 lessons. The first module is for free for anyone starting at Wealthy Affiliate, while you need to be a premium member for the other modules.
A lot of other courses and tutorials have been written and there are also those who publish video tutorials. Anyone on the platform long enough (min 3 months premium), can start publishing their own courses and tutorials to share their knowledge with others. This is why Wealthy Affiliate is also known to be an Open Education Platform (OEP).
Next to the usual courses, a teacher by the name Jay or magistudios, runs weekly Live Video Classes for all premium members to join. This class is run at Friday evening (early Saturday morning for Europe), discussing and explaining a variety of subjects from within the course material or along it. It is also an excellent way to ask your questions and get them answered live for everyone to enjoy.
Live Chat – 24/7
This is perhaps one of the most prominent buttons for anyone joining Wealthy Affiliate. The live chat is located under a button on the left hand side right below the Get Started Course, named Live Chat. Beneath it, it might say something like a number (1) need help.
Clicking on the button opens the chat window in an overlay. You can chat here straight away. Some prefer to get a better overview of the chat box, so there is an icon for opening the chat in a different tab. The live chat is also available through the Activity Dashboard.
Live Chat is THE place for questions. People will answer you just a moment after you wrote them down. Strangely enough, there is always someone online here, on every moment of the day. When you type a question with a question-mark, it will show up to others as someone asking a question and people will answer you.
I am also available on set hours during the day to answer questions of you and others at the Live Chat.
Search Bar Full Of Resources
On the top middle of the Wealthy Affiliate website is a search box. Now note, this search box doesn’t work from within a mobile phone, but it works fine on an actual PC or tablet. When you type anything there, search results will come up that are most relevant to what you were looking for.
The search indexes blogs of other members, training video’s, training tutorials, training modules and member names.
Ask a Question Anywhere
When a result isn’t found, you have the option to post a question. Anywhere else you post something (comments in a forum or below a blog) you can also use a question mark to make something a question. A dialog pops up asking you if you want to make the question you put up, public for others to answer.
It is absolutely essential to be able to get answers quick when you are starting a business. No one wants to wait for weeks to get an answer to their question, so this is a feature I really love and use a lot.
Motivation Through Forum and Blogs
You can write your own blogs to talk about your progress in the courses, your website creation and anything else really that you want to share. People will follow you and comment your blog with motivation etc.
There are also forums for the different themes within affiliate marketing and website creation. Here you can ask any question and people will naturally answer you. There is even a success post button, so that you can report if you have made a breakthrough or big success to the community. This means then also that you can read other people’s success, which really helps to keep the spirit up when working on your business.
Free Keyword Tool
Wealthy Affiliate offers a free keyword tool to its premium members that can be used to research keywords for their content. Sounds perhaps like algebra to you, but it isn’t all that difficult. Keyword research is absolutely essential for ranking your content on the big search engines, so that your audience can find you!
They recently removed the old keyword tool and replaced it with an integrated version of Jaaxy. Jaaxy is a fantastic keyword platform that is usually only available to you against a subscription, but when you are a free or paid member of Wealthy Affiliate, you get access to this tool entirely for free.
Be Coached By Me
Joining Wealthy Affiliate also means you will be able to be coached personally by me through your journey in building an online business. As soon as you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will receive a message from me with more information on how to contact me and what I will offer you. When you reply on that message, I will receive that message immediately.
I am also on Wealthy Affiliate as a paying member. On the right you see a preview of my profile.
As a premium member, one can send and receive private messages to each other through a special internal messaging system. By replying on the private message that you get from me, you will be able to communicate directly with me. I will also welcome you aboard on your personal profile.
You can also reply to my message that I send to you on your profile and be in contact with me that way.
Pricing Plans of Wealthy Affiliate
Of course such an awesome platform as Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t come entirely for free – or does it?
You can actually join entirely for free. A free account is not a trial, as it does not expire. Free accounts are however limited in functionality.
Of course do all the premium services such as webhosting, keyword tool Jaaxy and the course material come at a price. Wealthy Affiliate has not changed their price model once in the past 12 years they are running. You pay one monthly or annual price for the services and get everything within that for that price. No upsells, no extra products or services to buy, no addons to pay for. Just the monthly or annual price and that is it.
At 49 USD a month or 359 USD a year, this isn’t much compared to other premium marketing courses available.
Wealthy Affiliate comes in two variants:
When you create an account right now, you will have access to everything the platform has to offer for the first seven days. Enough time to get a feeling of what the platform has to offer to you. After the seven days, the system will limit your access to the features, but you will still have the possibility to run a business online and host a website.
Premium Membership is though the thing you really want for your business and perhaps the only thing you will ever need for it. It will give you everything that you will need to run your successful online business.
- Direct access to me
- Step by step 1-on-1 coaching you through the course, ask anytime
- Learn from my mistakes
- I will send you Bonus Tips & Tricks privately
- The first month of premium membership at only $19,- (limited 7-day offer)
Just start with the free membership and try Wealthy Affiliate for $0,- right now. Creating an account is a very simple process, it will require your username, password, email address and your name.
As soon as you got your account created, go into your profile and add a photo of yourself and fill in some basic info in your biography. It will tell the members of the community what type of business you are interested in starting and give an idea of how they can help you out. A photo of yourself will personalise your profile and give your profile identity.
As soon as you got that done, you should started with the free online course material and create your website. While you are busy with the creation of the site, I will contact you privately within Wealthy Affiliate and tell you how to get the bonuses.
Join Wealthy Affiliate Now And Start Your Online Business ($0,-)
If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback on this review or on the Wealthy Affiliate system, please do so below in the comment section. I will answer everyone!