Okay, so you want to know a little something about Wealthy Affiliate do you? Well I guess I can help you with that. I want to warn you now, this Wealthy Affiliate review contains some colorful language.
*Warning, extensive profanity ahead.
Why I turned to the internet to make money
Before finding Wealthy Affiliate I spent many years visualizing myself making money with my own business. I was SICK TO DEATH of working day in and day out making shit for money at crappy jobs.
I’m not sure if you have come to this realization yet, but jobs and working suck.
I’m not entirely certain what happens when we die, but I’m pretty sure we only get one life to live on this earth.
I don’t know about you, but I sure as shit don’t want to spend almost half of my waking life at some bullshit job, working with people I, lets face it, can’t stand.
So before I had any knowledge about making money online, or internet marketing, I had this idea in my head to make money by selling products online.
The thing is, I’m lazy. And I was poor. So I wanted to figure out a way to sell products online, without having to buy and stock inventory.
At the time that seemed like a pipe dream.
Not something that was real.
Funny enough, as it turned out, that is actually a thing. Its called affiliate marketing.
After trying various money making programs and schemes, I discovered the concept of affiliate marketing.
I pretty much felt like a total dumbass for not discovering it sooner, considering it was exactly what I was dreaming about doing for years.
So there I was, working my most recent job that payed okay, but I still went to work everyday dreaming of dying before I got there, or fantasizing about going on punching rampages with my co-workers faces.
The difference now was I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. I had a possible out from the shitty day-to-day working life. I had a plan to pursue affiliate marketing until I was able to turn it into a full time income.
The problem was I didn’t know shit about affiliate marketing. I spent a lot of time researching and trying to absorb as much information on the concept as I could. I learned a lot, but I still had a ton of questions. I knew it was what I wanted to do, but I began to doubt my ability to succeed at it.
Finding Wealthy Affiliate
I remember the day clearly.
During one of my research sessions, I came across a blog post of someone mentioning how something called Wealthy Affiliate taught them how to become a successful affiliate marketer.
At the time I didn’t think anything of it, and actually left the page without investigating further.
Almost an entire month went by when I started to remember that blog post and the mention of Wealthy Affiliate, and something told me to look further into it.
So one night I headed over to wealthyaffiliate.com to see exactly what it was.
My first thought was, ‘is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?’ But since the membership was free, I decided to play along until they asked me for money.
I started to get excited about the prospect of making money with my own business.
So I set up my account and created a username.
Hell, I even added a profile picture and half ass filled out the ‘about me’ section.
I was going all in damnit!
I decided I was going to put my fucking heart and soul into my online business.
The word ‘quit’ was foreign to me. It wasn’t even in my vocabulary.
Jesus Christ himself couldn’t keep me from succeeding at my online business.
I was now a freaking gung-ho, die hard Wealthy Affiliate member.
I was in it for the long haul.
Unless they asked me for money. Then I was totally quitting.
After my account setup was complete I began poking around the site. Within about an hour, I started to get messages from other members on my profile page. Initially I thought, ‘who are these assholes?’ As it turned out the ‘assholes’ were the owners Kyle and Carson. They weren’t assholes at all actually. They were sending me a friendly welcome, and thank you for joining the website.
I soon had dozens of welcome messages from other members of the Wealthy Affiliate community. Each one offering a few kind words.
The Training and free membership
If you don’t already know, the whole point of Wealthy Affiliate is to show its members how to create and manage a successful affiliate website.
They have extensive step-by-step training videos narrated by the friendly and well spoken owner Kyle. I do have the occasional laugh at the way he says certain words (he’s clearly Canadian).
I want to clear a few things up.
Yes, the membership is free.
No, you will not be pressured into buying anything.
Yes, you have access to some (not all) of the training videos as a free member.
Yes, you get 2 free websites to name, create, and start building your business and potentially make profit, without spending any money whatsoever.
Yes, there is a ‘premium membership’ OPTION that gives you greater access to the many features of the Wealthy Affiliate community. It cost $49/monthly.
And finally, YES, I caved like a little bitch and upgraded to the premium membership even though I vowed to run the other way at the first sign of spending money.
Why I chose to upgrade to a premium membership
The fact is, you can absolutely create and manage a successful online business with the tools and training a FREE Wealthy Affiliate membership offers you. Honestly thats the exact reason why I chose to upgrade.
I was so impressed with what a free membership offered, I wanted to take my training to the next level and experience everything Wealthy Affiliate had to offer. And to be totally honest, with the income I make from my website(s), my membership is essentially free anyways.
My final thoughts, then I’m out
So, does Wealthy Affiliate work? Yes.
If you put effort into your business and follow the training videos it will work for you. Period.
If you have a real interest in making money with your own online business, give Wealthy Affiliate a shot.
Part of what I do here at thewealthybum.com is help people find and learn ways to create and improve their online businesses.
Wealthy Affiliate is genuinely a legitimate chance for you to learn and create a successful online business. Not to mention its free.
I’m inside Wealthy Affiliate daily, checking my messages, and doing my best to help other members. If you decide to create an account, I want to connect with you. I can help you learn the ropes and answer any questions you might have.
Follow the link below to set up your free account.
If you follow the link above, I will be notified of your new membership. You can expect a personal message from me including a ✭FREE BONUS OFFER✭ in your Wealthy Affiliate mailbox shortly.
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.