Reaching retirement is a very satisfying accomplishment–I know, because I did it. Twice…after a 21 year career in the Air Force, then again after a 23 year career in Manufacturing. Then, back in August of 2017, having time on my hands, I began to wonder about supplementing my income online. I got out my keyboard, waxed it up (not really) and started to “surf the net”. I spent quite a bit of time. Here is the best I found, plunged into, and have never looked back:
Have you thought about “how can I really make money online”? About having extra money for a vacation? For a new car? For a home upgrade project? For paying off debt? Well, you’re in the right place. Make no mistake, this is not a Get Rich Quick scheme…you will get out of it what you put into it, but the possibilities are huge.
Whether you have any experience or not, you can be successful with Wealthy Affiliate, and you don’t need to commit to any money invested to determine for yourself–you can try it for free to see for yourself. WA offers a “soup-to-nuts” program of training that prepares you for a wide range of online marketing.
Still not sure? That’s OK…you got this far for free, though, so you might as well keep reading. There is plenty of good information to take in, so sit back, relax, and check it out.
No experience? Great, you’re in the right place!!! Already have experience? Great, you’re in the right place!!! The benefits to both are monumental. For Newbies (like me!!!) – you start from square one, at your own pace, following your training course, asking questions when you need to…and remember, the only “stupid” question is the one that you didn’t ask. And I bet you couldn’t ask a question that hasn’t been asked hundreds of times before…and you will be surrounded by a few hundred thousand of your closest on-line friends for support.
Your website hosting is managed by Wealthy Affiliate on WordPress. All is included–there are no up-charges for levels of hosting.
You will be able to create your website in under a minute, and layers of security protect your website–no extra charge. Starter Members have a choice of four free themes for their website, Premium Members have access to over 2800 free themes.
WA automatically backs up your website daily. Your website is hosted simultaneously on two servers–if one goes down, the other takes over seamlessly, with no interruption.
I used one of the features, Site Content, to write this review. It includes a Spell check function as well as an Image source of over ONE MILLION FREE images. Once you publish to your website, further editing is provided via your dashboard (that is where I am working now).
Site Content also keeps copies of all of your saved work for future reference.
Keywords are vital to your work being recognized, indexed and ranked by internet search engines, and WA has your back. Included, free, is access to Jaaxy, a source of over 500 MILLION keywords.
Support is critical for any product or endeavor, and is no different with Wealthy Affiliate. And support you will have. Chris, my Mentor here, touched base when I took advantage of my free membership six months ago, and has checked up on my progress now and then–in fact, he sent me a private Message through WA to see how I was doing at my six month point.
You will build a Network of Friends by following other members and they following you, similar to Facebook. You receive an email notification when they post in WA, with a link in the email to their post. You will have over several hundred thousand members to choose from, so building a Network shouldn’t be an issue.
In Chat, you can interact real-time with other members to get help or provide help, or just “chat”.
The training in Wealthy Affiliate is top-notch and widely varying. One of the owners, Kyle, provides most of the structured training via posts and videos. Jay presents weekly live training webinars. Members develop and post training. Members are encouraged to help others within the community, and at some point you will find yourself helping others, too.
Classroom training is covered for:
How many times have you seen “FREE”, only to find out it isn’t? Well, I am a WA member, and I am telling you the Starter Membership is free, with no requirement for credit cards. WA provides Starter Members with two free websites hosted on WA’s siterubix.com platform.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. It’s kind of like shopping for a car, without the salesperson and sales manager throwing confusing figures at you. You can get in, adjust the seat, try the radio, look under the hood (or bonnet), check out the trunk (or boot), turn on the lights and windshield (windscreen?) wipers/washers, even take it for a test drive around the block. But if you want to take it home, you have to buy it.
At this point, if you are a Starter Member, you haven’t paid a cent, and you have one or two websites and an idea of what the WA Community is all about (if you like what you see, you will probably want to elevate your membership to Premium for only $49 per month and gain so much more in capability and support). A comparable price of a competitor is $250 per month. WA also offers an Annual Membership for $359, which equates to a monthly average of $29.92. At WA, you definitely get what you pay for.
UPDATE: WA recently added, at numerous members requests, a 6 Month Membership for $234 (which equates to $39 per month).
As a Premium Member you can have 25 free websites hosted on Wealthy Affiliate’s siterubix.com platform and 25 free websites hosted on you own domains. As of this writing, I have one site hosted on siterubix.com and two sites on domains that I purchased from Wealthy Affiliate for $13.99 each annually.
UPDATE: I currently have two websites hosted on siterubix.com, and two on my owned domains.
Both Wealthy Affiliate and Jaaxy offer Affiliate programs for members of WA. Personal inks to both are provided to be placed in your Posts so that you will be credited for referrals and earn commissions.
The Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp training course is tailored to provide members all that is necessary to be successful as an affiliate for WA (and others). The training not only applies to WA but is structured so that it can be applied to all affiliate websites.
If you promote Wealthy Affiliate membership and direct 300 new members in the calendar year, you will be invited to the annual all-expense paid trip to Vegas!!!
You bet you can, and Wealthy Affiliate will give you the tools and training to get it done and be successful, but it’s up to you.
My purpose has been to help you get the information or to direct you to sources that you need to make an informed decision, and I hope I have done so. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.