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Wealthy Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions
Hey, Rogier Here.
This page is for the people who are thinking about joining wealthy affiliate but still have a few questions they need to be answered. The questions on this page are based on emails I’ve gotten about Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope this page answers all your questions but just in case it doesn’t feel free to send me an email.
To make this as easy as possible I've divided the questions in multiple categories so they're easier to find.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training platform created by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim. Wealthy Affiliate was created in September 2010 as a keyword list people could subscribe to but became the affiliate marketing training community we know today.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches people to create, promote and monetize websites so they can turn it into an income stream.
Wealthy Affiliate provides it’s members with:
Step-by-Step training courses
Live training events
A highly active +14 Million member community
Unlimited Free hosting and Websites
Access to expert marketers including Kyle and Carson themselves.
Before You Start Questions
How do I get started?
The only things you need to get started are a working computer and an internet connection. Wealthy Affiliate has step-by-step training modules that’ll:
Help you set up your website
Teach how to create high-quality content
Teach you how to attract website visitors with multiple marketing methods
Teach you how to convert website visitors into customers
Does wealthy affiliate really work?
It does work.
A lot of people as we speak are making a living of the websites they created with the help of wealthy affiliate. Take a look at these success stories to get an indication of what you can expect if you put in the work and the time.
These stories are from the members only success story area inside Wealthy Affiliate. They are meant to keep beginners motiated and inspired but tI thought it might be useful to put them here.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for more than 10 years. If it didn’t work or was a scam it would’ve been exposed years ago.
Before you start you need to realize that this isn’t a get rich scheme. You’re setting up an actual business which means it’s going to take a lot of work and there’s a learning process that has to occur before you start to make money.
A lot of it depends on creating quality content. Unless you already have experience with making quality content you’ll have to go through the learning process.
Do I have to promote wealthy affiliate to make money?
No. Wealthy Affiliate just teaches you how to create an affiliate marketing website. They basically give you the tools to promote any company with affiliate products. What you want to do with your website after that is up to you.
Can I make money with the free starters account?
Yes. You can make money with the free starters account. You’ll still learn how to create a website and how to monetize from it.
I honestly haven’t seen a lot of them because most people switch over to premium accounts after a while because you can cut your learning curve with the extra training.
You can recognize the websites that are making money without a premium account pretty easily. Wealthy Affiliate has its own hosting platform called Siterubix that gives away free websites and hosting so a lot of these websites have a Siterubix subdomain.
How long does it take to make money with wealthy affiliate?
How long it takes to make money with affiliate marketing is entirely up to you. The more time you put into, the faster you can make money.
For most people, there’s a learning process that has to take place before you can start to make money. You have to learn:
how to make a good looking website
How to make quality content
How to get quality backlinks
How to promote your content in an effective way
Don’t expect to be able to this perfectly within 3 months but know the more time you put into this the faster you can start making money.
How much does Wealthy Affiliate cost?
Wealthy Affiliate has 2 memberships and three payment options:
The Starters account:
Access to almost everything except the live-training and the advanced modules of the online entrepreneur certification and affiliate Bootcamp course.
Free, all you need to do is sign up with your name and email adress.
The Premium account:
No upsells. You'll get access to everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.
Monthly payment option, $49/month
6 month payment option, $234 ($39/month)
Yearly payment option, $359 ($29/month)
Who can benefit from Wealthy Affiliate?
You can benefit from Wealthy Affiliate if you:
Want to make money online
are looking for a side income
aim to become a full-time online marketer
want to learn about creating a successful blog
want to work location independent
just wants to learn about online marketing
just want to learn how to create a website
want expert affiliate marketing training
Want free hosting and domain names
are looking for marketers to mastermind with
Not everybody joins wealthy affiliate to become an affiliate marketer. There are thousands of benefits for people that want to do other things online like create an eCommerce store, sell online courses, and more.
Is WA a Pyramid scheme?
A pyramid scheme doesn’t offer a product. They just try to get as many people to join (Knowing only the top people make money) and promote something that doesn’t exist.
Unlike a pyramid scheme, Wealthy Affiliate offers an actual products that you can use which are the online marketing training, access to the online community, Hosting, and online marketing tools.
Does Wealthy Affiliate have its own affiliate program?
Wealthy Affiliate does have an affiliate program. They even have separate training modules aside from the Online Entrepreneurship Certification Course for people who want to make money referring people to Wealthy Affiliate.
You’ll receive up to a 40% commission for every person you refer to Wealthy Affiliate.
How will I get paid?
Depending on how you make money how you get paid might differ. You’ll often find the payment method in the affiliate section of the websites you’ve partnered up with to promote products.
People who promote Wealthy Affiliate get paid through Paypal. They just have to set-up a Paypal account that’s attached to their email and they get paid monthly.
Amazon associates get paid through direct deposit into your bank account, cheque or Paypal.
How Do I Cancel My Subscribtion?
That depends on your account.
Free starters account members:
You don’t have to do anything. No credit card info was needed to subscribe so you can just stop using the account and that’s it.
Go to your subscription info on your Wealthy Affiliate account and cancel your billing information.
If you’re paying with PayPal you’ll also need to cancel automatic payments so Paypal doesn’t take money from your account by accident.
Do I need experience with building websites?
Wealthy Affiliate has step-by-step training modules that teach you how to create
a professional looking website from scratch.
Can I move my already existing website to Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is partly a hosting platform and just like any other hosting platform you can move your website to it.
Can I move a website I made in Wealthy Affiliate from the platform?
If you want to keep your website but you don’t want to have it hosted on Wealthy Affiliate you can just move your website to another host.
Premium vs. Free Starters Account
What’s the difference between a premium and starters membership?
The best way to explain it is by showing you a table that compares what you get with the starters account and Wealthy Affiliate premium.
I probably sound biased because I'm a Wealthy Affiliate member myself but this platform has taught me so much. I doubt this website would be anywhere near what it is if I didn't follow the training.
I hope that this page answered all the questions you might’ve had about Wealthy Affiliate. I plan on updating this page every chance I get but just in case you have questions that aren’t on this page feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested and giving Wealthy Affiliate a shot?
Try out the free starters account and decide from there how to move forward.
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