A few months ago I lost my job and since then I have been looking for a way to provide to my family. I wanted to become an online entrepreneur because all of the success stories I heard everywhere, but I had no idea on how to start.
I explored some options, like the stock market, but I felt it was risky so I stopped. I found a lot of programs that claimed that I could make money online fast, but after some time searching information about them they became suspicious, to say the least. There were some of them that seemed legit although, but I felt that something was still missing.
It was on one of my searches that I encountered Wealthy Affiliate. This website claimed that you could start an online course, the first course being free to try, and after that, If I liked the program I could subscribe for a fee and have all the benefits that they offered.
I started the course, and what a great surprise it was to find this online community.
So, what is Wealthy Affiliate?
It is a place where you can learn all that there is to becoming a successful internet entrepreneur. Here you will learn the how to make money from blogging.
Here is a graphic on what they offer:
When you first subscribe for free you can ask any question you have in your first 7 days and everyone in this community will help you with it, it usually takes 1 minute or less to respond it. After you become a full paid member this is unlimited.
This is only a Premium option and with this, you can contact any member of this community by a private message that only he/she can read. This is good for helping each other.
When you subscribe as a free member you can create 2 websites with a subdomain of Wealthy Affiliate. (if you want to know more about the concepts like Domain, subdomains, etc., check HOW TO MAKE A BLOG SITE article.
Once you become Premium you can have up to 50 websites, 25 being subdomains and other 25 with your own personal domain, which is the best if you want to make an online business.
Web Security Package
This feature is only for Premium Members and it protects you from hackers or cyber-attacks of your websites.
This is an automatic feature for both free members and premium members. In this platform, all the websites of the members, both free and Premium, are backed periodically to ensure that any problem that can happen you can go back to a previous version of your website.
Beginner training course:
This is for free and Premium members. Here you will learn the basics of the creation of your first Website, and once you finish this training, if you feel that you can benefit from these training (I know you will) then you can become a Premium member.
Personal Affiliate Blog
Within this platform, you can post blogs. This is different from the posts that you can make for your website since those have to be niche related, and the posts that you do for your affiliate blog are for sharing your experiences in your quest of becoming an entrepreneur. This blogs will also be rank by Google.
Affiliate Boot camp training:
As a free member, you will have access to the first Boot camp training in which you will learn and built your first website. After you finish this first training you will have the option to upgrade to Premium and keep learning with the rest of the courses.
Live Video Classes
As a Premium member you have access to all video classes, every week there is a new one. If you want to know what these classes are and what you can learn from them I will share with you one of them here, the 21-minute ranking method in 7 steps. In this video, you will learn how to start ranking in Google in 7 easy steps.
All course training and Boot camp training have a video walkthrough making them very easy to understand.
Keyword Research Tool
Within Wealthy Affiliate, there is a Keyword tool for finding the best keywords for your blogs. Don`t know what a keyword is? Here you will learn all there is to know about them. Let`s just say for now that keywords are used in your Blog´s title and inside your blog content and Google use these keywords for finding your posts or articles when someone does a search with these words.
As a free member you can use this feature 30 times, but when you go Premium you have complete access to this tool the times you need.
As a free member you only have access to 2 training classrooms. In this classrooms you will find information and resources from members of this community, there are 12 training classrooms starting from the very basics to the more advance tools and technics you can use to build a successful website.
As a free member you can join the Wealthy Affiliate program, but when you become Premium your Payout for referrals will be higher.
Earn while you Learn
You will always be able to monetize your websites even while you go through the training courses.
1 on one Coaching
You can have a one on one coaching from certified members for the first 7 days as a free member, and once you become a Premium member you can have unlimited one on one coaching.
The nest features are only available to Premium members:
Private Access to Owners
27/7/365 website Support
Website Feedback platform
Website Comment Platform
The feedback and comment platforms are very handy since within this community you can get an honest feedback of your website so you can improve it if it needs it, and with the comment platform you can obtain comments for your posts and you do the same for others, this way is a win – win situation. Comments help in the ranking of the Web search motors like Google and Bing.
So, what is my honest opinion about Wealthy Affiliate?
Before I joined this community I tried some other platforms, some of them are legit and you can learn a lot from them and others the only thing that they want is your money. Be careful of those offering making money online Fast and Easy. There is no way you can success without the proper work and dedication.
Sometimes I get free webinar adds from Facebook and I usually take them. It is always good to see others approach to the same objectives. At the end of the webinar they try to engage you to subscribe to their trainings. The last one I watched was on how to make more traffic to your websites. It had good information but nothing that I didn´t already knew from Wealthy Affiliate. After the webinar they tried to sell me their trainings for 47 dlls a month, and for this price you can get all the trainings that they have. If you compare the 47 dlls vs the 49 dlls of Wealthy Affiliate you can see how much more we get for the same price. First, all the hosting of our Websites are included. This is not offered in the other platform. Second Wealthy Affiliate is a community of persons that are willing to help each other; in the other platform they have instructors that guide you. Here you have website security, the comments platform and the website feedback platform are priceless. On top of all that you have all the trainings, videos, courses and everything you need to succeed.
So I think this is the best place to learn how to be a successful online entrepreneur.
There is only one thing you need to succeed, and that is Your Commitment. I´m not going to lie to you, there is a lot of work ahead of you, but if you truly want to become a successful entrepreneur you can do it, and in Wealthy Affiliate you can learn how to do it.
If you want to become an online entrepreneur, subscribe here to Wealthy Affiliate, I know you won´t be disappointing.