Looking around the web, I’m seeing a lot of interest in Wealthy Affiliate. A lot of people are wondering if the whole thing is a scam or if its a legitimate way of making money online. I’m very familiar with the program and give a full review of it here, but I wanted to create an additional post on the topic and address some of the more common questions I’ve been getting lately.
Q: Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
A: I’ll start with the most common question. Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam? The word scam is defined as a dishonest scheme or a fraud. As a paying member of Wealthy Affiliate I can say with 100% certainty that the program is not a scam. Wealthy Affiliate offers real value to its members. The training is awesome. If your looking for a legitimate way of making money online, the training Wealthy Affiliate offers is second to none. Its also extremely easy to follow along with. Its geared towards newcomers, so its extremely accessible to anyone interested in learning how to become a affiliate marketer.
Q: How Will I Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?
A: Wealthy Affiliate offers step by step training on how to become a successful affiliate marketer. If you don’t already know what affiliate marketing is, its the process of promoting other people’s products or services, and earning commission if a sale is made through your website. Check out the infographic below. Step 4 is the fun part.
Q: Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?
A: Yes and no. Wealthy Affiliate absolutely offers its members the tools and training that they need to succeed. But if you don’t put the time and work into your business, all those tools and training will go to waste. If you intend to succeed with Wealthy Affiliate, you have to TAKE ACTION. Follow along with the training videos, implement what is being taught, and you WILL succeed. Simple as that.
Q: Is Wealthy Affiliate Free?
A: Yes and no. Wealthy Affiliate offers 2 membership levels. Starter and premium. Starter membership is 100% FREE. Not only is a starter membership free, but it offers real value to its members. You can absolutely create a successful online business with the tools and training a free Wealthy Affiliate membership offers. Premium membership cost $49/monthly. Premium membership offers some additional training and perks that justify the $49 membership cost. A premium membership is optional, and you can upgrade at any time if you choose to do so.
Q: Can I Make Money With a Free Membership?
A: Yes. You can absolutely make money with everything that a FREE Wealthy Affiliate membership offers you. All FREE members receive 2 FREE websites to name and create. With these 2 websites, and the training that FREE members have access too, you can absolutely create a profitable online business.
Q: If a FREE Membership is So Great, Why Would I Upgrade?
A: Upgrading to a premium membership is optional. Why you might choose to upgrade is dependent upon you and your goals. For me, I chose to upgrade because I wanted to take advantage of all the additional training, live help, and the live video classes. I felt like I would have greater earning potential with these additional tools to use at my disposal.
Q: Do I Need to Give Out Any of My Personal Information to Create a Free Account?
A: No. Creating a FREE account requires no personal information. Just your name and a email address. Once inside, your profile has a ‘about me’ section where you can share as little or as much about yourself as you want with the rest of the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Q: What Are Some Things That You Don’t Like About Wealthy Affiliate?
A: I’m very happy overall with the value that Wealthy Affiliate offers me for my $49/monthly membership fee. But of course there are some things that I think can be improved upon;
Inside Wealthy Affiliate you will find that they use a ranking system for the members. The more active you are inside the Wealthy Affiliate community (answering questions, helping other members etc..) the higher your ranking goes. The problem with this system is that you get a lot of inexperienced members answering questions that they aren’t quite yet qualified to answer, with the goal of improving their rank. You can see how this might be frustrating to someone looking for a real answer to a question, and getting answers that are unhelpful or just plain wrong.
In the grand scheme of things its just a minor gripe. I thankfully have always managed to get the appropriate help I needed, whenever I needed it. There are a TON of very helpful, experienced members inside Wealthy Affiliate to use at your disposal. I’ll be there, you can ask me anything.
Everybody would love to make money online, but most people never take the necessary steps needed to do it. The fact that your here right now shows me that not only do you have an interest in making money online; but that your SERIOUS about making money online!
There is no better time to start building for your future then RIGHT NOW!
Think about where you would like to be 2 years from now. Do you want your life to be exactly as it is now? Working a job that you don’t enjoy? Or doesn’t pay you what you deserve?
Or would you like to be operating your own successful online business and living the life that you want to live every single day?
TAKE ACTION!! Wealthy Affiliate can help you realize your financial goals, and get you living the life of FREEDOM that I know you desire.
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If you sign up through the link above, I will be notified of your new membership and you can expect a message from me (including a ✭FREE✭ bonus) in your Wealthy Affiliate mailbox.
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Author: Derek Martin
Hey, my name is Derek. I am the creator of thewealthybum.com. This website exists to help people grow their online business. My goal is to inform and educate. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.