Wealthy Affiliate 6 Month Review

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6 Months!

I cannot believe I have already been a part of Wealthy Affiliate for 6 months.

This article is my Wealthy Affiliate 6 month review.

They say time flies when you are having fun and/or are insanely busy. I am here to tell you that is true. I feel as though I have blinked and missed most of the last 6 months. It’s crazy!

Am I still enjoying it? A resounding YES!

Do I still love learning as much? Yet again a resounding YES!

How far have I Got?

I have 5 websites on Wealthy Affiliate so far. One has nothing much on it yet but the others are up and running. Some have more posts than others and this site has the most posts.

Advice is to focus on 1 site but I like to make things harder for myself. Not really…… well maybe a bit.

But I had an idea for a site, thought I had bought the domain, checked weeks later, discovered I didn’t buy it and it was gone. I was really annoyed with myself. So now when an idea pops up, I set up the site and buy the domain straight away.

It’s a juggling act, not easy but I’m not too worried about the secondary sites, doesn’t matter if they are slower to build up.

In a way though it’s good as the setting up of each site is easier and faster as I get more used to it, helps me retain that knowledge too.

The more you use the knowledge and practice it the better it stays.

Is it just blogging?

Blogging is a major part of it. Once the site is up an running wooden tiles showing the word blog. Wealthy Affiliate 6 Month Reviewyou need to have content (blog posts) on there for people to read. You have to add new posts regularly otherwise people won’t come back as much. You need regular traffic to your site to get ranked in Google.

To get regular traffic you learn about keywords, I am really getting the hang of those now.

Next comes SEO – Search Engine Optimisation.

  • Which is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
  • In other words, SEO involves making certain changes to your website design and content that make your site more attractive to a search engine. … SEO is the process that organizations go through to help make sure that their site ranks high in the search engines for relevant keywords and phrases.*

Affiliate Marketing.

Then of course, there are all the affiliate marketing programmes.

I honestly thought it would just be big well known company’s that wanted affiliate marketers and we would be struggling to get on board with a  couple of them.

The reality? There are literally thousands and thousands of them, I was stunned. Now it was no longer a case of fighting to get on board with one or two, it was a case of selecting companies and applying.

There is of course training on how to do that too.

You can access a whole section on the WA site that lists companies wanting affiliate marketers. There are also companies in the list that have thousands of companies under one overall umbrella company.

If I hadn’t known before that this was the way of the future I certainly do now. The possibilities are endless.

Social Media.

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You also learn about social media.

I already had social media sites set up and well established so this wasn’t as big a learning curve as I thought. There was however, plenty, that will help improve my social media even more.

How to set up a business account on the main social media sites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Linked In. How to gain followers, the best way of interacting etc.

Most of all how you can use it for advertising. You want to be able to use social media to advertise your blog posts and anything else you want. This is of course free advertising.

Each of those platforms has paid advertising too and there is training for that too.

There is a joke that springs to mind where whatever the question someone says: There’s an app for that. On Wealthy Affiliate it’s always: There’s a training for that.

Training

 

There is always more training. When people on the site learn something new, they share it as a training session to help others.First Training modules

I’m not sure if there is any subject related to online working, starting a business, affiliate marketing and any other even vaguely related topics that aren’t also covered.

The training is very important. It takes you through all the steps needed to create a successful online business.  How quickly you go through it is up to you.

Some get partway through and don’t finish the training, only to return to it months or even a year later. They thought they could take a short cut but they have just lengthened the time it takes to reach their goals.

Stick with the training, go through it at least once and don’t get distracted by all the other training available like I did.

I love to learn so was very much like a kid in a sweet shop, I wanted to try and have everything…. right NOW. It delayed my progress a bit but I learnt things I didn’t know too.

But that’s the reason I haven’t yet quite finished all my training. I am close but not quite there.

Conclusion.

Best thing I ever did.

Have I had doubts or wanted to give up? YES! I am of course human and would get tired and frustrated over something that was usually quite simple, often caused by me.

picture of 2 people on different levels cutting in to rock, with one giving up just before he reaches success.

I won’t give up though, otherwise all the time and effort I have put in would be wasted.

I am finding it much easier now. Post subjects come to me more easily, the writing flows more easily too. New knowledge sinks in and takes hold much easier now.

When you learn new things your brain creates new neural networks. It used to be thought that they began to die out as we get older but apparently it has been discovered that we can continue to create new neural pathways into our 90’s. That’s why as I go further along this path I am finding it all so much easier.

Would YOU like to give Wealthy Affiliate a try? Want to know what it’s really going to be like? If  YES, then read this blog first.

Action Required to build a website!

This blog sets out the reality, points out how hard it can be, especially if you are working too. Have a quick read before you jump in feet first.

Learn to earn online
Learn to earn online

 

If you are still determined after reading that then come and join me.

 

Find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, a business, the pathway to freedom from bosses and the humdrum of 9-5.

 

First the chance to try it for free. Have a look at the training, try it out, build a website and see how you feel about it. To reach success takes commitment, dedication and perseverance.

 

Taking the first step is the hardest.

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Wealthy Affiliate a 5 month Review

How is Wealthy Affiliate doing?

Well I promised to let you know sooner how I was getting on here at Wealthy Affiliate but the time has flown and its 5 months since I joined. So I decided to do this post now, ‘Wealthy Affiliate a 5 month review.’

So how is Wealthy Affiliate doing so far?

I would say, extremely well.

I knew there was a lot of training but had no idea there was as much as there is. If you think of a subject to do with online business however obscure I am pretty sure it will be there. All I need is 72 hours in a day to be able to make a dent in it all in the next year.Wealthy Affiliate a 5 month Review Girl reading

Think I am kidding? I am definitely not! I love learning new stuff, the more the better but this lot will take me years to get through.

Did I mention that long term members are always adding new training too?

Oh yes they are!

I knew the community was good, it is so much better than good and that too has surpassed expectation.

There is always help available, questions are always answered and inspiring stories are everywhere.

And what about the site support? Is it the usual thing on most sites, a few days or more to respond?  NOPE!!!

Every time I get stuck and ask, its usually because I have done something I shouldn’t have, they sort it out for me. Took a while the other day ………… 20 Minutes!

I know unbelievable!

So, how am I doing?

I got rather carried away at the start. It was rather like the shiny object syndrome, where you want everything you see. I was doing random training by various people on the site because it was there and looked exciting or was something I felt was important to know or needed to know…. or just because.

Reading blogs by other members made me realise it was quite common, like a child being let loose in a sweet shop.

I still learnt a lot, just not what I needed to know right then but it was fun.

Wealthy Affiliate a 5 month Review 1  Then I started chasing numbers, namely the ranking numbers.

I have no idea what that was on when I started because I didn’t notice it then.

By the time I stopped doing every training going, I was reading loads of blogs, commenting and writing my own blogs on the site. It was fun and other people’s experiences are interesting and informative.

Then a comment was made about rank and I noticed it, about 47,000 at that point. I gathered it was interaction on the site that did it but thought you had to do a bit of everything. I didn’t know enough to answer questions and felt too new to help others, seemed rather presumptuous. So I just carried on, doing some of the training building the first website, making the usual hash ups and learning ….. always learning.

Then suddenly I noticed the site rank had dropped to about 10,000, that was a big drop and I started to take more notice.  I forgot about my website and spent my time reading blogs and commenting, doing site comments on people’s websites and writing more onsite blogs too.

Now it was 7,000, very exciting and I redoubled my efforts. Then suddenly overnight it was 867! I was so shocked I wrote a post to ask if anyone else’s had plunged overnight and was there a site problem.

Apparently it was correct and I had lot’s of congratulations. Heady stuff.  I kept whittling it down right until I realised that I was doing very little training and very little on my website. Oooops!!

So I got more focused once I realised that though the numbers looked nice, they were doing nothing to help me towards my dream.

 

Time to focus again.

Wealthy Affiliate a 5 month Review 2 I got back to the training and back to working on my website. Full of renewed excitement I applied for and became an Amazon associate and they asked me to apply to be an influencer. I did and got it. Suddenly I had a shop on Amazon too. It was so much more to learn.

I had a look at other affiliate programme’s and signed up for a few of those too. Then I read a blog about waiting to apply to become an affiliate and it all made sense. I was overloading myself and spread too thin, wasn’t achieving much at all.

I refocused and did more training and worked on my website. The other affiliate programme’s would have to wait. I added more sites as new ideas for niches came to me and began to build those too. Well, the basics anyway.

Finally it was all becoming easier. The blog posts flowed more easily. I would start posts, writing ideas as they came to me and then later go back to them to flesh them out, Now I find the words flow so much more easily than at the beginning.

My site health is improving, everything is flowing more smoothly, I am confident that I can do this. My dream is well underway.

Do people earn money at Wealthy Affiliate?

They certainly do!

It’s not fast.

You won’t get rich overnight.

It’s NOT a get rich quick scheme.

But this BLOG  on the Wealthy Affiliate site, by a very successful member, shows you can. He is one of many who has been there for years and helps others towards their dreams by giving advice and writing inspirational posts.

There are many such blog posts that show the training works.

Some people don’t put in the effort needed and then give up complaining it doesn’t work!

Everything is there, all the tools, all you have to do is learn and apply.

Conclusion.

Wealthy Affiliate is working for me as well as many others.

It works for any age, from youngsters to the retired men and women working away to supplement pensions or just fund a better lifestyle. Works for all ages in between too.

I have websites up and running and I am getting through the training. I am probably slower than many as I have another online business I run and commitments in the real world by day too. It doesn’t matter though, what matters is that I keep going regardless.

5 months in and I love every minute of it. I have learnt so much and still have so much to learn, it’s wonderful.

Come and join me.

Would you like to give Wealthy Affiliate a try? Do what I did, sign up and try it for free.  You do NOT have to put a debit/credit card in to join, just fill in your details and have a go at the training open to you.

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Look around, chat to people and start the training. At that point you will either panic and think it’s too much to learn or you will be filled with excitement at the possibilities and want to take it further.

 

Give it a try, what have you got to lose. Nothing except a bit of time.

Read this post for the latest information on Wealthy Affiliate.

 

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How are Wealthy Affiliate doing

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So, 4 weeks in:

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How are they doing?

Are they the real deal? How are Wealthy Affiliate doing?

I decided to sign up with Wealthy Affiliates,  it was free after all.  I didn`t expect much.

There was the free level and then you could upgrade to Premium which offered so much more for a monthly fee. Still  sceptical I waited to be pressured to upgrade.

No pressure! Hmmmm.

Instead I was being welcomed and offered training. Clearly suspicious!

What sort of scam was this?

I stayed to check them out to decide once and for all.

The community was so welcoming with offers of help. Maybe it wouldn`t last perhaps this was to draw me in.

I started on the training and was amazed how straightforward it was. Step by step website building. I could watch a step on the video, stop it and then carry it out on my site. Sounds a long way of doing it but it worked well for me as I am not ‘techie’ minded. I have never built a wordpress site before despite selling online for nearly 10 years.

They seemed so complicated to create, I avoided trying.

I had a week to decide whether I wanted to join Premium for half price for the first month. As the week went on I was so excited about the amount I was learning I decided to go ahead. It was only for the 1 month though! (Still sceptical)

This shows what you get for which plan.How are Wealthy Affiliate doing 5

 

You don’t have to join Premium, I think some do stay on the starter plan longer. Me? I love to learn and I want to succeed. The greater the knowledge the better chance I have.

What support is available?surround yourself with successful people

Would probably be easier to say what isn’t!

I have asked questions and had several very helpful answers very quickly.

Personal mentoring is available, though not tried that.

There is Live chat, for help and encouragement. (I’ve had a look but not taken part yet)

The community as a whole is very supportive We are encouraged to grow a network, which means you have a pool of people who get notifications when you ask a question or post a blog etc. The bigger the network  the larger the pool.

Training

Training Videos, take you through each part step by step to build your knowledge. Trained affiliates also create training videos on all manner of subjects. If you are keen to increase your knowledge, this can feel like being a kid in a sweet shop, being told you can have as much as you like.

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I find myself watching and then implementing all sorts of information. As soon I I learn it, that’s it, I’m off to the social media site in question, or my website or Google console, to carry out the instructions.

I have a sneaking suspicion that much of it is in the training I’m doing. I would get through it faster if I focused more and stopped rushing off here and there because I want to know everything right now!

There are also weekly Live Classes (and 100’s of hours of replays). I haven’t attended any of these yet so cannot wax lyrical about them. That’ something else that I will go into once I learn about it first hand.

Affiliate Bootcamp!

I am doing the Affiliate Bootcamp training to start with, to be an Affiliate for WA. I have nearly finished the first training course of 7. Each part has 10 video lessons, so it’s a comprehensive course.

I now have a wordpress website created by ME! I am very proud of myself  for having achieved that much. Step by step I will be improving it and my knowledge as I work through the various levels.

Keyword Research Tool.

I have found this tool very useful for keywords but it has many more uses too, so far I have mainly used it for keywords and not looked at all the other useful things it does. I will let you know about the other uses as I discover more.

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What else is there?

Below is a list of all the other things you get by being part of WA.  I will go through these in future blogs as I learn all about them. I prefer to talk about what I know because I have used it or taken part in it rather than looking up the information and adding it without knowing firsthand.

  • Ambassadorship Program
  • Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • The Affiliate Program
  • Networking
  • Building Websites
  • Website Performance Tools (SiteRubix)
  • Website Engagement Platform (SiteComments)
  • The Hosting Platform
  • Site Content Writing Platform

Summary

So far I am loving WA. The training is amazing, so easy to follow.

The community is fantastic, questions are answered quickly even if they seem daft. I am very new to this world of affiliate marketing so I get stuck on something that I figure must be obvious to others. But, a very big BUT, I still need to know and ask anyway.

There is no mockery of my ignorance, just kindness and answers. In my opinion, considering how people can be online nowadays, that is amazing.

Anyway… the upshot is….. ta da……….. drum roll………..!

I intend to sign up for a year when my first month is up. Want to read more first? Go HERE!

 

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What have you got to lose? Nothing at all.

What can you gain? Knowledge, without paying anything.

You know what they say?

Knowledge is Power!

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