My Review of Wealthy Affiliate University
My name is Ruth and I have been a Digital Marketing professional for the past 15 years and I have seen many things come and go very quickly. I now own my own Digital Marketing Consultancy and was recently looking for some unique ways to expand my business. I have a particular strength in creating very successful strategic partnerships. In online terms, this is also called Affiliate Marketing.
When I started my research, I noticed quite a few sketchy programs and scams were putting Affiliate Marketing in a very bad light. I will admit that I fell for a few scams and lost some money. What seemed missing to me was a very solid and reputable firm that would offer a strong training platform for people to learn the correct way to make money online through Affiliate Marketing.
This would be the kind of a place where I could make a real difference in people’s lives. My vision was and still is, to teach and coach individuals from all over the world how to build successful and highly profitable online businesses step by step.
After several months of research, I finally found that ideal place and it is called The Wealthy Affiliate (also known as Wealthy Affiliate University). They have become my absolute favorite online learning resource and have really helped me grow my business in a meaningful way.
The following is my review of The Wealthy Affiliate…I have a special surprise for you at the end of the review!
My Overall Ranking:
99% (out of 100%)
Owners: Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online training, support and educational platform that teaches you step by step everything you need to know to start an online business, based on your passions. At Wealthy Affiliate, they are referred to as “niches”. You choose your niche and then learn how you build your online business.
- Extensive set of video tutorials that walks you through every aspect of setting up an online business through affiliate marketing (i.e. partnerships)
- A very active global member community who truly believe in paying it forward
- Frequent live webinars training on a wide variety of subjects
- Free web hosting
- 2 free websites with starter plan / unlimited free websites with premium plan
- 24/7 Chatroom where members help others online at any hour
- Online certification programs
- Instant support if you have website or hosting issues
- It is absolutely free to join in the Starter program
- No hidden costs or upsells
- The free Starter program is more than sufficient to get you going with lessons, but the Premium membership offers tremendous value add for only $47 / month (hundreds of additional tools, as well as private coaching)
- It sometimes feels like the members have all drunk the kool aid because they are all so supportive and genuinely friendly.
- You need to be very patient as this is not a get rich quick program, but rather an educational platform.
Who is it best for?
WA provides value to all levels of online entrepreneurs from complete novices through to seasoned affiliate marketing professionals.
- Starter membership is always free! You receive a 7 day trial of Premium membership benefits.
- Premium membership is $47.00 per month
- If you pay for a year’s membership, it’s only $26 per month
- Bonus: See your special bonus surprise at the end of the review
Comparison between Starter and Premium Membership:
Summary of Basic Membership (Free)
- Instant access to over 500 training modules
- 2 free websites along with free hosting
- Access to 3 classrooms (WA has over 12 virtual classrooms across a variety of subjects)
- Stellar support from a large and experienced global community
- 30 keyword searches a month
- Phase 1 of the Boot camp course, teaching you how to build an authority website. There are 6 phases to the Affiliate Boot camp training.
- 24/7 customer support
Summary of Premium Membership ($47/month)
- Live Video Classes, including all archived videos
- Instant access to over 1,000 training modules
- Unlimited free websites along with free hosting
- Choose beautifully designed themes from WordPress for your website
- Website Backup (done daily) and Website Security Package
- Access to all 12+ classrooms at any time
- Unlimited live support from the owners and support from many experts inside WA
- Unlimited keyword searches
- All phases of the Boot camp course (all 6 phases)
The best advantage of Wealthy Affiliate by far is the community and their support
- The culture of Wealthy Affiliate is to “pay it forward” and everyone is very like minded about this.
- A global community of members are always ready to help each other succeed, including creating special tutorials based on their experience.
- The founder, Kyle and Carson are very hands on and help all of us stay up to date on the latest trends and tools.
- Not a day has gone by that I haven’t learned something new and shared something back to the community.
My Final Assessment
WA is a game changer in my view and has exceeded all my expectations. What makes Wealthy Affiliate really shine is the depth and sheer breadth of the training platform and tools available. This is the real deal and I feel very privileged to be part of it.
Follow the training, do every exercise, ask lots of questions and you will be successful. This is not a get rich quick program. You will work hard, have fun and build long-term financial security through building your own online business.
I would like to personally invite you to join us at Wealthy Affiliate University…In addition to your free starter membership, I would like to offer you 3 complimentary one- on- one coaching sessions with me!