Hey friend – Jason Foster here and thank you SO much for stopping by…I really value your time.
This is the Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 which will help you to understand the whole training platform before you decide to join.
I will show you all the steps which you need to take in order to become a successful affiliate marketer at wealthy affiliate.
All I ask is that you pay very close attention, take MASSIVE action, and change your financial status today.
Without any further ado, let’s get to the review…
Name: Wealthy Affiliate (WA)
Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Owners: Carson and Kyle
Perfect For: Complete Newbies to Advanced
My Rating: 9 out of 10
What is Wealthy Affiliate Really About?
Wealthy affiliate is an affiliate marketing online training center which shows ANYONE how to make money online through a home business.
You do this by implementing the simple training process of promoting other people’s products and services on a website.
I have been a member since 2014 and will most likely be there for many years to come.
This is due to the fact that they deliver results and the value which they offer is unparalleled in the internet market industry.
It is where I am provided with
- Websites + hosting,
- WordPress training,
- Keyword research training,
- SEO training,
- PPC training,
- email marketing training,
- the list goes on and on…
An important fact about wealthy affiliate is that they have been in the internet and businesses online industry since 2005.
10+ years in any online business should immediately prove the legitimacy of this company.
Only companies with great products and quality services last this long – and wealthy affiliate’s positive reputation continues to improve each year.
They have been credited by the Better Business Bureau as being a trustworthy online business.
And thousands of people join wealthy affiliate each day from all across of the world.
There are many people who succeed at wealthy affiliate, while others fail.
Why is this?
Answer: People who succeed at wealthy affiliate are able to follow the proven evergreen training, take action, and persist – no matter what obstacles they may face.
On the other hand, those whom I have seen failed are not fully focused, usually doesn’t have a well-defined goal, and is looking for some type of quick riches.
If you are someone who is really interested in joining wealthy affiliate, I would just suggest a couple things before you get started…
Examine your why’s and identity your goals.
It doesn’t matter which business model you choose to get involved with…these are important steps you MUST take in order to achieve.
All great success teachers will tell you the exact same thing.
If you have not yet prepared your mind for great success, I would highly suggest you start listening to some audio of Jim Rohn on youtube, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, or any other successful success teachers you may have heard about.
My ultimate brain sharpener is the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill – it’s what I recommend that every person reads and repeatedly read myself.
Now, are you ready to see inside wealthy affiliate, and actually get the knowledge you need to succeed with your online business?
Very well then, let’s continue below…
A Look Inside wealthy affiliate
Now, where should I start? There is sooo much to cover.
Wealthy affiliate is such a vast place of knowledge…more like an online university – except you are not paying astronomical prices to learn.
Furthermore, while you are learning and applying the steps, you will have great opportunities to earn additional revenue.
It’s a bit crowded inside the community of 800,000+ members.
Therefore, I am going to help you to concentrate your efforts which will allow you to stand out while building your online business.
This will enable you to get better and faster results as a new wealthy affiliate member.
So please follow along…
When you first sign in to wealthy affiliate, you are going to notice the main dashboard on your left.
The most important button to get familiar with is the “get started” green (SMART) button above.
This button will take you to the course known as the “Online Entrepreneur Certificate Training.” (Seen below)
This is where I started out as a complete newbie and is what I have used to continuously earn online revenue.
It is where I suggest every new member to start.
The training contains full step-by-step instructions which will show you the exact process needed to build an online business of YOUR choice.
And it is regularly updated to reflect new changes taking place in the internet marketing industry.
It is meant to be followed entirely.
All tasks should be completed before moving on to the next one.
Skipping or skimming through the training will most likely lead to no results.
If you need help as you are going through with any of the courses, go to the end of that particular lesson and write your question.
Someone WILL usually respond within a few minutes (as it is with the example above)
If you did not get a response fast enough, ask again, or contact Kyle, Carson, or the person who first introduced you to wealthy affiliate.
Once you get your questions answered, move on to the next task and keep the momentum going – do not stop your progress.
Additional places to get help are through the live chat, or the Wealthy Affiliate search bar as shown below.
It’s located at the top center of your WA dashboard.
Getting The Most Out of your Wealthy Affiliate membership
This is what I continuously do to get the most out of wealthy affiliate…
This can be applied in any niche (interest) that you choose.
So, obviously, you are going to be following the main training in order to know the steps to take.
The best thing to do while going through the training is to have your WordPress website open in a different tab (Wealthy affiliate provides 2 free WordPress websites).
Money will be made through your website so that’s where most of your attention should be focused.
You will be provided with the step-by-step instructions on EVERYTHING you need to do on your website.
As you get these instructions, go to your website and implement what you just learned – apply every step exactly as Kyle shows you.
While going through the training, you will need to have time on your hand.
You are going to be reading a lot of text and watching hours of instructional videos.
So make sure to make time before you decide to join.
A good idea is to keep a notepad and a pen near by, just in case some ideas pops up in your head.
Below each lesson, you will find the associated tasks:
Once you have completed a task, simply check it off the list as being completed.
When you are ready to proceed, click on the ‘next lesson’ button.
Continue to do this until you are finished with all the courses.
When you have learned all this vital information, you will be ready to get your online business on the go.
Don’t focus on your wealthy affiliate rankings!
I see some people make the mistake of focusing on their rankings at wealthy affiliate.
Let me tell you this fact: “your ranking at wealthy affiliate doesn’t really mean much”.
It’s just an indicator to show how active/inactive you are within the WA community – it has nothing to do with you nor your website’s direct success.
So, again, focus on building your website by following the training if you are serious about making money for yourself.
The tools I use and recommend
Wealthy affiliate provides powerful marketing tools for each member.
The first one I want to mention is the solid video training tool found inside the weekly live webinars.
These videos covers absolutely every topic related to building and scaling an online business.
The video coach (Jay) is an expert internet marketer with years and years of experience under his belt.
The niche case studies which he conducts are extremely helpful and shows how to build niche sites which goes from research to rank.
It is my ‘go to’ if I ever want to find information on anything related to writing content, getting new niche ideas, ranking my articles, getting more traffic, or simply making more money.
There is a search bar at the top which makes it super easy to find anything you want.
Just type what you are looking for and you will see a series of video results showing up based on your query.
Very effective & powerful stuff.
Keyword Research Tool – Absolutely essential
Next, I want to show you the WA keyword tool.
It’s what I use to get anything I write to rank high in google and the other search engines.
It’s a very simple tool to use.
And you can find a lot of low competition keywords using it.
Take a look below to see what it looks like…
Looks simple, right? Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
Type any keyword into this tool and you are going to be able to find some low-hanging keyword gems!
This will allow you to publish content which gets the ‘lion’s share’ in Google.
This means more traffic and ultimately more money in your bank account.
Keywords are totally important and every person who is interested in owning, or owns an online business know they should have one.
It is absolutely essential.
Also, just in case you are wondering “how do I use it…?”
There are specific training inside wealthy affiliate which shows you step by step exactly how to use it.
This is also the case with every other tool inside wealthy affiliate.
Domain/Website & Hosting – Truly Exceptional!
Let’s now take a look at Domains and hosting…
Yes, wealthy affiliate does provide this service for all members.
As a matter of fact, it’s where I host all my websites (including this one) and get all my domain names.
I have no need to go to Godaddy, Hostgator, Namecheap, nor any other hosting or domain companies.
Everything is pretty much centralized within wealthy affiliate.
This makes running an online business waaay more easy & efficient.
NB: Here is a quick comparison between WA domain and other known domain providers:
SiteRubix – The Fastest Website Builder
The SiteRubix website builder at wealthy affiliate makes it super easy to build your website.
You can choose to build your website on a free domain or on a domain you already own.
All websites are of the highest quality (WordPress websites) and you are able to choose between 2622 themes.
You will also get free SSL certificates with each site.
Inside wealthy affiliate, Kyle demonstrates how easy it is to build a website (takes 30 seconds).
So make sure to check that out while going through the Online Entrepreneur training.
They really do make it easy for even the newest of newbies to learn the process.
Education – It’s Current & It’s Engaging
Now, lets talk a bit about education because I see people neglecting this vital component of running an online business.
If you are a brand new member at wealthy affiliate, I would suggest that you get familiar with the classrooms.
These classrooms will sharpen your knowledge and allow you to be a better marketer in the marketplace.
Competition can be fierce out there so you want to make sure you have an advantage.
That is what the classrooms are there for. Current events taking place in the industry are discussed.
These classroom discussions are super helpful and engaging & will help your business to propel to higher levels.
I particularly love the subjects on SEO and WordPress – they are what I really specialize in.
So, if you are a wealthy affiliate member and have any questions about these two subjects, feel free to reach out on my profile and I will help you to learn more.
Website Support is world class
The website support system at wealthy affiliate is truly world class.
If, for example I am having a technical problem with any of my websites…
I would immediately go to the site support team and get it rectified in usually less than 1/2 hour.
Having this service available 24/7 is invaluable & does give me peace of mind.
The hard working team behind the scene will provide a solution to any website related problems you may be experiencing.
Help & support within the community
“Overwhelming” is the right word I would use to describe the help at WA.
At times it seems as if members are competing with each other to help you out.
You won’t actually believe it until you experience it for yourself. It’s really something amazing.
I have to tell you that I have tried other training before, however, I have not seen this level of care and helpfulness anywhere else.
This is something that you are going to notice very quick!
Additional Earning ($) Opportunities!
Apart from earning money from your online entrepreneur niche website, you are also able to earn from the WA affiliate program.
At the bottom left of your wealthy affiliate dashboard, you will find the ‘$ WA affiliate program’ button.
When you click on this button, it will open up a new window for you.
This new window is where you get your WA affiliate link and shows more information such as how much you are able to earn.
There is an entire course known as the Affiliate Bootcamp which shows you the entire marketing process.
This is the same course that the top wealthy affiliate marketers uses to earn high revenue in the make money online (MMO) niche.
If you pursue this course, give yourself some time to see results because the MMO niche is one of, if not THE most competitive in the marketplace.
As a matter of fact, I am not recommending it if you are brand new to affiliate marketing – or the idea of making money online.
Instead, as a new member, the get started training should get you going quite nicely with a niche of your choice.
However, if you are still unable to come up with your own niche, you could give the bootcamp a shot.
Kyle, Carson, myself, and other members will personally help you to implement the best strategies – & see results.
You can get more details on the Affiliate Bootcamp Training here.
Jaaxy – Power In Your Hands
Jaaxy is an optional premium keyword tool offered by wealthy affiliate.
It’s much more advanced than the free WA keyword tool.
It is best compared to other premium keyword research tools on the market such as Longtail Pro and SEMrush.
Have some fun comparing the SEMrush Keyword tool along side Jaaxy and see which one suits you best:
If you are involved or would like to be involved in the SEO and Keyword tools niche, Jaaxy would be a great additional product to recommend to your audience.
They (your audience) will be able to get 30 free searches with an option to upgrade to the premium service.
You can find your affiliate details by logging into jaaxy.com then clicking on the ‘affiliate program’ tab.
The price for Jaaxy is $19/mo for the pro version or $49/mo for the more advanced enterprise version.
And, as I mentioned further above, there are training on how to use any tools at wealthy affiliate.
If you want training on Jaaxy, simply type “Jaaxy” into the WA search bar and you will get targeted results.
Latest UPDATE: Jaaxy has now been fully integrated into the platform at WA for 2018 and beyond. This means that it is much easier to access the powerful keyword tool directly from your wealthy affiliate dashboard!
This is a really big deal, and I have already been experiencing a much better efficiency and overall user experience since it’s implementation.
What can I say…life is just getting easier with all these extras, plus Kyle and Carson are always rolling out new tools and training for all WA members to take advantage of.
Wealthy Affiliate community credits – extra cash
As a wealthy affiliate member, you can earn credits whenever you create training – which can then be cashed out for cold cash.
As an example, I did a training some time ago showing members how to embed a youtube video on a website.
You will see that the training accumulated 20 credits (equivalent to US$10).
These credits will grow with more engagement such as comments and likes.
The more engagement the content gets, the more I get credited for it.
There are many wealthy affiliate members who make a full-time living just by creating helpful training inside the community.
The more you learn from wealthy affiliate, the more knowledge you will gain, which will enable you to create your own training – earning more and more credits ($)
Navigation panel – Know Your Way Around
The wealthy affiliate navigation panel (located top right of your dashboard) is where you find all your important notifications.
You will notice an airplane icon button which is set at 300 by default.
This is served as a countdown to a WA Las Vegas incentive.
It’s a program where the owners of wealthy affiliate sponsors an all paid exclusive trip out to Las Vegas.
This happens if you were able to invite 300 premium members within a calendar year.
When this same button is clicked, you will see all related affiliate tools such as banners, link tracking, etc.
You can get the full details from the $ WA affiliate program mentioned further above.
The light blue button to the left is where you are able to locate people in your network.
At anytime, you can click it and see who is following you and who you have followed.
TOP TIP: Your network is your net-worth. Follow members who are going somewhere and have knowledge to share.
The world icon button next to this is where you will find all your recent notifications…
It’s a good habit to check your notifications from time to time to see if you have any new followers and such.
The next button (email icon) will light up red whenever you receive a new private message.
You will want to pay close attention to this button.
Kyle, Carson, and other wealthy affiliate members uses this tool to send out private (and important) messages.
The remaining 3 buttons are also helpful.
The gray button (pen icon), is more like a shortcut button which helps you to:
- Create a new training (I spoke about this earlier)
- Write a new wealthy affiliate blog.
- Build a brand new website.
- Or ask a question – your question gets seen by all WA members and usually gets answered promptly.
The blue ‘Rank’ button shows you where you are ranked in wealthy affiliate based on your engagement.
Finally, you can also click on your profile image to manage everything related to your account.
This is where you are able to change your profile image, description, check your WA credit, etc.
It is very much organized and quite easy to navigate.
Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it? – Hell yeah!! 🙂
Wealthy Affiliate allows me to work from home and I do earn money online every single day. (No hype, no exaggeration)
I work when I want & wherever I want. I do not have to answer to a boss.
I get to spend quality time with my family and watch my little son grow 🙂
Before I found wealthy affiliate, I was working as a waiter for various five star hotels all over the US.
I met a lot of famous people from all over.
At one time while working at Sea Island Resort in Georgia, I got the chance to meet Dr. Ben Carson while he was running for US president.
Feel free to read my story here to learn more about my online journey.
I started out without any prior knowledge about affiliate marketing or how to start an online business.
All I knew was that people were actually earning online and leaving the 9-5 lifestyle.
I really wanted to learn & had a burning desire to have this for myself too.
Don’t get me wrong now, the money was good as a waiter, but as you know, you do not have real freedom when you work for someone else.
I am now happy to say that I now earn a full-time living as an affiliate marketer which surpasses what I made as a waiter and will continue to grow.
I can now enter into almost any niche, apply what I learn at wealthy affiliate, and earn money from my computer.
Yes, it does take TIME to learn all this stuff, to do research, to produce content, to share to social media, to engage with my audience, etc, etc
But what I love is the rewards that is gained after all the work is done.
And most of this income is passive, which means I do the work once and earn revenue even while I’m sleeping (yes, really).
When you understand the power of affiliate marketing, you will never go back to the every day mentality of working for someone else while fulfilling their dreams.
Wealthy affiliate is totally worth it if you want to have a freedom lifestyle and earn money doing what you truly love.
So how much does it cost to join wealthy affiliate?
The premium membership is $49 per month.
Some people do get discouraged when they find out that they have to pay for this service.
For me, I know that it’s worth every single penny.
What I smartly did to save even more money was to upgrade to the yearly membership which costs $359.
Again, some people will say “wow, that’s a lot of money!”
Well…it’s really not.
Let me explain…
There are 365 days in each year, 366 if it’s a leap year.
Each day I contribute less than $2 bucks to run a fully functional online business.
Thats the real cost to run an online business per day.
Now where else online (or offline) do you get to run a business for less than the price of a coffee?
It was a no brainer for me to make this investment.
I understand and know a valuable opportunity when it presents itself.
This investment includes absolutely everything needed to create and grow a business online from the training, weekly live webinars, the support, the tools, the websites/hosting, the mentoring, network, exclusive access to all updates…you name it.
Apart from all that is offered for this price, the only other potential costs would be your own domain name which would cost around $15 per year.
If you want to “test drive” wealthy affiliate before you invest any money, they do offer a free starter membership.
With the free starter membership, you will get live help and 1-on-1 coaching for the first 7 days.
This should be enough time for you to examine the platform then make a decision if wealthy affiliate premium is for you or not.
Take a look below for a more detailed comparison of the Starter and Premium WA memberships…
What about earnings proof/testimonials?
Thats a good question.
If I were to list all the earnings proof and testimonial here, you would be here all year.
Well, not to worry.
I won’t let that happen.
I will show you just a few earnings proof from real people who have implemented the training.
So here goes…
I fist want to show you one of the youngest members of WA (James).
He is a normal kid who joined wealthy affiliate when he was just 13 years old.
He shared his story inside wealthy affiliate about making his first $500:
These are all regular every day people who all have ONE thing in common…
They are able to follow a step-by-step training, take action, and reap the benefits.
The day you make a decision to join wealthy affiliate and take the necessary action on the training, will be the day when your financial status improves.
I could write a book about Wealthy Affiliate (who knows, probably I will)
But for now, I think you should already see the value that is offered once you are a WA member.
If you have not made any money online and really desire to do so, wealthy affiliate is the place for you.
All the training, tools and support that you need are included in your membership.
In conclusion, I would just like to leave you some words of advice as you pursue your online venture:
Here are my sincerest advices to you…
- Whatever niche you decide to pursue, be helpful, genuine, and add a lot of VALUE.
- When you are just starting out, do not focus solely on money. You have to be able to give value first then the money will flow after.
- Be patient. If you are looking for quick riches, wealthy affiliate will not be the right place for you.
- DON’T use unethical methods to rank your websites such as blackhat SEO (Google will penalize your site)
- Ask a lot of questions inside wealthy affiliate if you are not sure of something.
- Exercise persistent because there will be times when you get frustrated and want to quit.
- Read a lot of books related to mindset and success.
- Follow the Online Entrepreneur Training Course Step-By-Step – You will be on your way to making sales everyday.
I hope that my Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 has been helpful to you.
If that is the case, please share it on social media so that others will also learn what wealthy affiliate has to offer.
I love wealthy affiliate and I know you will be successful once you follow the training, take action, and ask questions when you do not understand something.
Things will really start falling into place for you quite nicely.
Oh, by the way, did I cover all that you need to know about Wealthy affiliate?
I want to make sure that you get any questions answered and that everything is clear to you.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me or leave your questions below.
Or you can contact me directly on my wealthy affiliate profile.
I am here to help you achieve success with your online business.
To your massive success in life,
Jason (founder) How To Stay Safe On The Net
PS: If you join wealthy affiliate through my website, I will personally work with you to make your first online sale.
I have a lot of knowledge to share which will enable you to progress at a much faster rate.
I will also send you my exclusive bonuses, so look out for my message.
Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Owners: Kyle and Carson
My Rating: 9 out of 10