So, 4 weeks in:
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- Building Websites
- Website Performance Tools (SiteRubix)
- Website Engagement Platform (SiteComments)
- The Hosting Platform
- Site Content Writing Platform
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………..!
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!