Though an overview tends to be a short treatment on a particular topic, this will be a Series about an outstanding educational platform designed to develop the entrepreneur inside of you. Unlike other training programs, including compulsory public education and institutions of higher learning, you will be taught the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and not how to be a well-rounded consumer or employee. We will cover nearly all of everything Wealthy Affiliate. An overview series will take us step-by-step through the many facets of the best online business training platform available on the Web…
What Is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is a fully-equipped membership-based authority website and training platform on how to build and maintain an affiliate marketing based business.
Two college students, known as “the wealthy affiliates,” Kyle and Carson, in Vancouver, Canada, cracked the affiliate marketing code and sought to show others how to do it…
Wealthy Affiliate started out as a keyword list site, one more of many that were around on the Internet at the time of its official founding on September 10, 2005. The membership-based website has seen unprecedented success since it’s opening, steadily increasing in size, membership, features and benefits. As with many other training sites of this calibre, stagnation has never been an issue.
The history of Wealthy Affiliate is fascinating and unique in how this thriving business developed. My exposure to Wealthy Affiliate University began in late 2008. I have written about my experiences with Wealthy Affiliate from a historic perspective
Today, the membership can still be had at original 2005 pricing, which figures out at $29 USD per month when paying a yearly subscription.
The online business training membership specializes in affiliate marketing, an extremely viable business model which has made many average people wealthy when implementing the instructions found in the training materials. The success rate at Wealthy Affiliate is generally higher than that of any other training opportunity available to this day on the Web. there are a number of reasons why this is so. This article will cover these in the next section.
Like any other reputable business, work and sheer effort is required to achieve desired results. Wealthy Affiliate provides the necesssary tools and features under one roof to help its community of like-minded members achieve their business goals.
To this day, and for many years at this point, Wealthy Affiliate has taken the lead in the industry of affiliate marketing training, taking the Internet by storm and doing so with excellence. Wealthy Affiliate is a legacy of our time, in ways that have never been rivaled.
What Makes Wealthy Affiliate Unique?
There are a number of attributes about Wealthy Affiliate that sets it apart from any of the top affiliate marketing business training platforms, courses and programs available then and now.
Pay It Forward Philosophy
At a time when the real elements that bring about real success were guarded secrets, the one thing Kyle and Carson did right, and that nobody else was doing was to “lay it all out on the table.” This attitude, out of anything else, started a phenomenon that made them loved amongst their membership community, right from the very start. This caring attitude still exists at Wealthy Affiliate today and still makes the membership website unique to any other.
No need for hype and unreasonable expectation in marketing and selling techniques found in any of the promotional campaigns done by the duo. You will not find anything besides what truly is at Wealthy Affiliate and what to expect, on the sales website. There are no promises in fact, personal success depends on the efforts by each member on what they do in their business campaigns and how they use the Wealthy Affiliate Platform. You will not find hype, flaunting of wealth, glitter, glamour, fluff, promises of great wealth, expensive cars, elegant mansions, balmy beaches and hammocks, nor any other sales gimmicks found in Wealthy Affiliate advertising. You will however find factual information about what Wealthy Affiliate is and what it does, and no more.
Why Wealthy Affiliate Is the Best Choice
Unlike most other training programs that teach affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate gives it all to you – upon paying the subscription – you get a fully functional platform and there are no levels involved here, each requiring more money to unlock.
Up-selling is the practice of luring buyers into purchasing a front-end product that is inferior or incomplete in order to get them to purchase one or more back-end products that will make functionality complete or better. When the front-end product is hyped-up with misleading advertising, this is a form of bait-and-switch marketing. It is unethical and it is widely-used on the Internet. Programs, products and services that are well-built and highly effective, do not need tacky promotional schemes like this and are not used.
Unfortunately, this is a popular trend amongst most programs, even those that are second best to Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate does not require more payment beyond joining the premium membership (Wealthy Affiliate has a free starter membership for the purpose of show-casing what’s inside.) Once inside, there is no reason to pay to get support, higher level of training, tools, services, outside of normal costs, such as domain registration, which you would pay for anyway anywhere else. Jaaxy, Kyle and Carson’s superior keyword research suite does come with higher levels which must be purchased, but they do provide a highly effective free version of the program accessible to every premium member.
Trouble with your website installations? Stuck on anything concerning training, technology, search engine optimization and any other aspect of your business, campaigns, any of the tools or services provided, article writing, WordPress, you will find ample support usually with minutes and from a variety of support levels ranging from tutorials, to community support to actual support from the owners themselves which leads to…
The Owners Care for Their Members
Unlike virtually any other program teaching affiliate marketing, you do not get the benefit of one-on-one with the owners. This benefit has always been a part of Wealthy Affiliate, even in the beginning when the membership site was a mere keyword list website. It’s the very thing that made Wealthy Affiliate successful. It’s the very thing that left many members with their own online empires and full-time recurring incomes!
Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?
Upon reading about Wealthy Affiliate, some folks become skeptical and objective, thinking that something like this is just too good to be true, that there must be a catch. I assure you that Wealthy Affiliate is something completely different than most of what’s out there.
You need to see for yourself. I have plenty of material on this website that thoroughly rips apart a number of scam products, their advertising campaigns and owners’ intentions. At the time of this writing I am building out a tutorial on the things folks like you can do to protect yourself from inadvertently purchasing fake products and being scammed. This is a serious situation and it is paying it forward to you by showing what’s inside scam products and how they work.
Even the best products are not perfect and occasionally you find negative reviews on Wealthy Affiliate. The owners are extremely careful to build-out, improve, upgrade, update and sometimes completely redo certain aspects of WA’s Platform. Like any other business that comes from a worthy ideal, it is a work-in-progress. Many negative reports about Wealthy Affiliate come from folks who expected to get rich overnight. They’ve expected a push-button wealth system. Wealthy Affiliate is all about teaching affiliate marketing. It offers an outstanding Platform that consists of up-to-date training, a 1.3 million-strong membership, a community of like-minded members of all levels of experience and folks from all over the world, that interact and uphold the Wealthy Affiliate advocacy to volunteer and help one another. There is no black-hat marketing done by Wealthy Affiliate and members are discouraged from using such tactics.
In short, often, without researching, without looking into the facts, including what’s expected of them and failing in their responsibilities, some people with an entitlement mindset gripe, place the blame on other people and things other than themselves, shooting first and then asking questions. It’s unfair but it happens to the best in business.
When I first found Wealthy Affiliate in 2008, I found it hard to believe what I was seeing back then. I read the material over and over again and all I could do at that point is wish I could join. At the time, Wealthy Affiliate didn’t have a trail membership. However the time came when I could finally join. Later that year (2010) a free trial membership program was released.
The rest of this Series is going to take you through all the different facets found at Wealthy Affiliate as of 2018, the year in which this was written. I intend to leave no stone unturned. This will result in quite a long round of articles. Kyle and Carson has continued to add to, improve upon and update the Wealthy Affiliate Platform since the days of being a keyword list site with the added Pay-It-Forward environment, both put into practice and taught as well.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you will be taught how to earn trust from your clients and customers. Unlike all the other training programs out there, you will NOT be taught how to view your cliets and customers as fish to be caught, and bait to be cast in front of them! That is popular amongst most marketers but I guarantee you – putting that aside and resisting the temptation to use such marketing tactics will put you ahead of the rest!
The next segment is all about the owners. Who are they and how is it they came to starting Wealthy Affiliate, which would become an empire in itself! For a quick overview on one page about Wealthy Affiliate, please visit my Wealthy Affiliate Review by clicking on the button on the banner below.
Else, you can learn more about the owners by clicking the link below the banner which will take you to Segment #2 of this Series