Review,  Small Business

What is Wealthy Affiliate? Let’s Review!

Are you looking to be your own boss, but don’t know how? This could be the push you need to get yourself out there and take ownership of your direction and dreams.

After the kids were in bed, I found I was spending a lot of time trawling through Facebook and Instagram getting bored. I was getting frustrated about the time I was wasting online, when I could’ve been doing something more productive. But I wasn’t sure what that productivity was?!

At the same time I was racking my mind for ideas of how to stay home with the kids, but also make money to help support us. I looked into various get rich quick schemes that promise to make me millions, only if I put in millions first!

And then I stumbled across the Wealthy Affiliate website! And I’m addicted!

Now instead of scrolling through Facebook and Instagram I’m writing this review so you can learn about Wealthy Affiliate too, potentially unlocking a world of passive income, which will help support your own current business idea.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online community and training center, networking over 100,000 members in relation to improving their online business success. This can either be through leveraging your current business and existing websites, and teaching you to increase traffic to your website through content development.

Wealthy Affiliate will show you how to earn passive income through digital marketing, in addition to running your current online business. If you don’t currently have a business, Wealthy Affiliate can coach and direct you to come up with a new business idea (your niche), and this could be related to your hobby or a passion you have, and will coach you on how to make this into a website. Then you will learn how to drive traffic to your site, again through content, in order to earn an income off of it.

It is one of the highest rated and reputable online courses available in relation to digital marketing. Something everyone with an online presence should look into, and something everyone who is struggling with a business idea should utilise!

Teaches you to set up and manage your own website!

As well as coaching you in content development, Wealthy Affiliate sets you up with the tools required to run your own website whether you are a novice or an advanced website developer. And the community available are experts in assisting each other and will happily answer any questions that may pop up along the way!

So rather than paying heaps of money in consultant fees, or muddling around aimlessly trying to figure out how to set up a website and wondering what a widget is and how menus work, (I did this!) Wealthy affiliate links to Word Press (a website creation tool.)

The tutorials provided on Wealthy Affiliate, which are personal videos set up by the company founder Kyle, guide you on the first steps to get you up and running, and are really easy to follow. The videos provide live examples which you can work through, and walks you through what to do, while you go ahead and do it yourself. All you need is a computer and the internet.

Utilise your website to make passive income!

Let’s take my own website as an example, it features a lot of articles and reviews that are here to help you, based on my experiences and knowledge gained over the years from accounting and business. You are getting this valuable advice for free, because I genuinely want to help you to reach your full potential in whatever you dream to achieve.

So how do I earn money off this?

By setting up relationships with affiliate marketers and creating content that drives traffic to my website, in which Wealthy Affiliate guided me on how to do.

Wealthy Affiliate equipped me with the tools that allows me to research and reach out to potential advertising affiliate partners. And then by featuring these affiliate advertisements on my site, or by being a brand ambassador for products that I have personally used and think you need to know about (Tony Bianco, Peter Alexander, Wine Selectors and Crabtree & Evelyn). I can then feature an advertisement that you might be interested in and if you end up engaging the service or buying the product through the links I provided on my website, I earn a commission or fee, in turn allowing me to continue to provide my accounting/business service online.

There is no hard sell, no awkward conversations, no cold calling or chasing leads, just straight up offering products or services you may be interested in through my business page.

Great community support!

I mentioned the community earlier and its amazing. Everyone I have come across is so passionate about helping each other succeed! There are discussion boards, questions and answers, live chats, live training and you can establish your own sub networks of people you rely on for those questions you might not be too comfortable in broadcasting to the network. Incentives are in place for you to assist other people out as well, based on the knowledge you gain. It’s a very genuine give and take community with the goal of helping everyone succeed online.

Its addictive!

I mentioned this earlier in the review! It is addictive!

I want to succeed and I’m encouraged by others to succeed! I’m honesty getting so much more out of being in the Wealthy Affiliate community, and concentrating on creating my own website content, than what I was getting on Facebook and Instagram. I’m doing something I love, and I’m earning money while doing it from my own home.

How Wealthy Affiliate will help your business!

To summarise this is how Wealthy Affiliate can help you succeed:

  • Supporting you in creating a beautiful website;
  • If you already have a website, it guides your through installing plug ins that will help support your site;
  • Teaches you that every site, regardless of your business, needs content to get noticed;
  • Shows you how to write content for your niche that will get noticed (indexed) in Google, Bing & Yahoo;
  • Provides research tools to help focus on what to write your content on, so you get indexed;
  • Shows you how to increase your website ranking in Google, Bing & Yahoo which will drive traffic to your site;
  • By driving traffic to your site, improved opportunity exists for sales to increase;
  • Shows you how to connect with advertisers to promote on your website and earn passive income off of these advertisers through commissions; Another avenue for income.
  • It can be accessed anywhere in the world, so as soon as an idea pops into your head, Wealthy Affiliate can help you make that idea a reality.

The opportunities provided by Wealthy Affiliate to increase your business, and subsequently income/revenue is limitless. But like most things, will only succeed based on how much effort you put in towards the training and listening to what is being taught. So if you are willing to put the time in to make Wealthy Affiliate work for you, you are well on your way to increasing your earning capacity.

Realistic earning possibilities!

If you are willing to put the time and effort in, and lay a solid foundation, you can truly expect to meet the following benchmark of achievements within the set time frames below:

1st  Month: Achievements

  • Website Set Up – 5-10 original posts (content) on your site.
  • Earning Possibilities: Possibly a few sales, but the focus is on the foundation of your business.

3rd Month: Achievements

  • Content Starts to Getting Ranked – Google, Bing & Yahoo starting to rate your site as an “authority!”
  • 30-60 original posts on your site.
  • Earning Possibilities: $0-$500 per month. Focus still on building content out on your site.

6th Month: Achievements

  • Organic Traffic (Search Engine driven) is starting to flow, with about 100 clicks per day –
  • Results in sales increasing with several per week – Your brand is developing and your authority within your business “niche” is being recognised.
  • Between 60-100 posts on your site.
  • Earning Possibilities:$500-$3,000 per month

1st YEAR:

  • Traffic is really starting to flow. Expect 500+ unique clicks per day – Search engines will be ranking you as a serious authority.
  • Companies and other businesses in similar fields start to reach out and connect with you – You are making Wealth Affiliate sales through your own promotion and examples. And you will be earning from other affiliate sales daily.
  • Between 100-150 posts on your site.
  • Earning Possibility: $3,000-$10,000 per month.

2nd YEAR:

  • Business is booming – As a noticeable force recognised by search engines, Google ranks new posts within 24 hours of being published.
  • Between 200-300 posts on your site.
  • Earning Possibility:$10,000-$20,000 per month (Full time income!)

5th YEAR:

  • Your brand and authority is influential in your industry – You are earning more than a full time income, potentially 6 figures annually, with the potential to double this annually.
  • Earning Possibility:$10,000-$50,000 per month

Try it for free, what have you got to lose!

There are two membership types, and the one I recommend you look at is the free option (see the grid below) this is what I did. You can explore the site, and get a feel for the training and content offered, and work your way around the tools Wealthy Affiliate provide for absolutely nothing.

If you are enjoying what’s on offer and you see your business benefiting or will benefit from the upgraded membership, you can go Premium (which I have done) for $49 USD per month. This provides you with advanced training, and the opportunity to become an ambassador for Wealthy Affiliate earning 2x the amount of commissions than what is offered on the Starter membership, as well as a whole new realm of resources used for content building.

I really believe your business can benefit from Wealthy Affiliate, the membership is free and its such a vital tool for any business with an online presence, what have you got to lose! Check it out here!

If you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate, please feel free to comment below, or join me in the community and ask me there, I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

23 Comments

  • Win

    I also thought the same way. When I was addicted to Facebook, I thought of doing different thing that will make money instead of spending my hours on Facebook.
    Fortunately, I found some blogs about Wealthy Affiliate and I did a thorough review. I finally joined it after setting aside some funds for it.
    Now, the door had been opened and I now understand the truth about getting started with an online business.
    This time, I shifted my attention to spend most of my time with the Wealthy Affiliate while having fund seeing my website grow.

    Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommended for those wanting to do online business.

  • Kathleen

    This is so great!! I am on board with the online boredom!! It is so helpful to hear what you are doing with your creativity and online business. Thank you for sharing this amazing resource, I think I might be addicted too!!

  • Stephanie

    Your story is very similar to mine, trolling the internet bored out of my mind until I came across Wealthy Affiliate. Being a part of the WA family is extremely fulfilling, we have so much support. The only way you could fail is if you just give up and quit.

    • Nicole

      Thanks for sharing Stephanie, I agree if you put in to it you can only succeed!! And if you are looking for to make your business an online success Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go! 🙂

  • Tamika

    I love this! Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the ultimate starting point to establishing and growing a successful business online. Before joining, I was nervous as I knew nothing about building websites. But the training was so straightforward. I couldn’t believe and still to this day cannot believe the support you get. The community is amazing!

    • Nicole

      Hi Tamika, thanks for your comment and the positive feedback on Wealthy Affiliate. The community is so amazing and helpful, it makes running your business so much more enjoyable. See you in the community! 🙂

  • Jeremy

    That’s great that there’s a resource like this out there for those who want to share what they love to do on the internet. I was looking for something to make money online too and even got suckered into a few schemes that definitely made me spend money. Fortunately I found Wealthy Affiliate too. It’s great that they give you a small and free membership to get to know what they’re all about. Thanks for sharing this and hopefully people who come to read this will see the potential Wealthy Affiliate can offer them!

    • Nicole

      Hi Jeremy, thanks for your comment! It’s so great to hear such positive feedback in relation to Wealthy Affiliate. I too hope people using my site as a resource can see the benefit Wealthy Affiliate has to offer them, it really is such a great tool to improve your business exposure. I hope to see you in the community and best of luck with your online business!! 🙂

  • Kevin McNamara

    Great post again Nicole!

    I can relate to surfing the net, surfing Netflix or watching the footy on the weekend haha!

    I agree totally with your thoughts on Wealthy Affiliate. I came across it a while ago and it is by far the best platform for anyone looking to put a foot in the door of online marketing and affiliate marketing. Great support and brilliant training. And the community is so supportive and friendly. Highly recommended! Thanks again Nicole,

    Kev

    • Nicole

      Thanks Kev and thanks for following my website, I am glad you are finding the content useful and so happy you find Wealthy Affiliate such a benefit to your business. I look forward to seeing you contribute in the community!! 🙂

  • Holly Knudson

    Thank you for this informative post. I so agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is addicting. It’s so nice to be doing something productive isn’t it? I’m glad we both stumbled upon it. Much success in the future!

  • Lee Ann

    Thank you for this information.
    It seems there are so many people addicted to the internet, We are always seeing people on their phones or electronic devices searching for this or that, scrolling their social media.
    Judging by the comments here it seems Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the place to be. Make money while being online, sounds like a good plan to me.
    Thank you for this opportunity that you have presented.

    • Nicole

      Hi Lee Ann, thanks for your comment, yes the Wealthy Affiliate is a fantastic place to learn the ropes when starting an online business, and can be partnered with any niche type. Plus the community and support is second to none so I really recommend you check it out. Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck! 🙂

  • Danni

    Great post and very Informative read!

    Im glad that you have writen this article and opened my eyed to the Wealthy Affiliate as i believe this will give me the tools and confidence to soon launch my first online business in the near future!

    Thanks Nicole

    • Nicole

      Hi Danni, thanks for your comment. Goodluck with launching your online business, and I hope you find some solutions within the Wealthy Affiliate. Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions!:)

  • Gail

    Hi Nicole.
    This is a great article and review and it certainly goes into depth here giving me options, which is great.
    I’m just following up on your competition post as well so here goes with my sentence:
    “The Wealthy Affiliate can help me succeed by unlocking the door to a better and brighter future for my family and I: excited? You bet!”

    Good luck with the competition

  • Simon

    Before joining Wealthy Affiliate I got lured into the scams advertising unrealistic earnings for doing diddly-squat. Most operate through the pyramid structure, bypassing the illegalities of having no products by inventing so-called digital products which are very expensive upsells. The last scam I was involved in has recently been shut down, there’s proof.
    Affiliate marketing, on the other hand, is completely legit but like you say takes time to accomplish high earnings. If your willing to work your way through the training, write regular unique content and embrace with the community reciprocating comments & socially sharing each others posts, the sky’s your limit and like you say, work becomes addictive.
    All the best,
    Simon.

  • Paul Longva

    Great write up Nicole (I nearly added an h) I thought that your post was very inspirational and honest, as we come across all too often these day’s a whole lot of promise behind bold colours and false promises. Along with so many others I to have joined Wealthy Affiliate and I’m so glad I did, I think it was the best decision that I’ve made in a loooooong time.

  • Melinda

    Great review. I’m at about 11 months and seeing 1,000 views per month. I’m thrilled, I have earned enough to pay for the membership and some extra meals out, but it isn’t full time income. One thing that I have learned is that as long as I don’t give up, I’ll get there. It will happen for me. Some people are able to invest more in pay per click, which I haven’t been able to do just yet and I know others create a nice email list and can get repeat traffic by sending out emails. As long as I stick with it, I’ll improve.

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