Today, just as I promised, is all about highlighting some of the differences that you will notice about the free and paid membership at Wealthy Affiliate so you can get a better understanding of it.
Just see for yourself what some members were able to do with the help of Wealthy Affiliate!
The starter or free membership of Wealthy Affiliate, as you have probably already noticed, is 100% absolutely and genuinely free to sign up for. You will not find yourself “automatically billed” for signing up as you will never be asked for your credit card info. There are no kind of secret conditions behind this offer or even a time limit to this membership.
It is Free, Free and even more Free!
There are many things that you can do with this membership such as begin building your very own money making website using the Siterubix builder inside the member’s only area. What is more is that you don’t even have to pay for hosting because you can do it all right there. You can do anything you want with this website such as blog about your niche or even begin to promote various products and services on it.
This is a special set-up that no other company out there offers to its members.
Of course you always have the option to upgrade to a premium membership at a later day and even that membership gives you some pretty awesome stuff. Again, I have been a premium member for years and there are even things I haven’t had the chance to do on WA simply because there is so much!
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that the Premium membership offers.
Certification Courses At Wealthy Affiliate
So, with the free membership at Wealthy Affiliate you automatically gain access to the Level 1 Online Entrepreneur Certification Course which we explored in Day 4 of this awesome training course. With a premium membership you will gain access to levels 2 to 4 of the certification course.
Level 1 of the training covers just the basics of finding your niche, setting up your website and teaching you how making money online actually works.
Levels 2 to 4 teaches you more in depth concepts such as getting traffic to your site, how to make it through affiliate marketing successfully and how to use social media to your advantage to increase your websites traffic and increase the amount of money that you make.
The reason these lessons are great is because they are all practical. They are literally step-by-step instructions that teaches you how to build and maintain an online business from the ground up.
And yes, it actually does work. Just take myself for example. I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for years and I am not the only one. I want to introduce you to a few members you have been with Wealthy Affiliate for years and have even been able to quit their jobs to run their business full-time, all thanks to the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides.
Tons of Classrooms
As a starter member with Wealthy Affiliate, you are only able to access about 3 classrooms. That all changes the moment you become a premium because from then on out you will be able to access 10 more classrooms. I know that if you just starting out with Wealthy Affiliate, this is something that you won’t be able to get excited for just because you are unsure of what it really means.
Let me clarify.
What is a WA classroom?
A WA classroom is pretty much like a specialized forum where you will find other WA members hang out and ask each other questions, offer advice to one another or exchange ideas on websites. This is exactly where you will be able to ask any question that you may have and will actually get answers to your questions.
The WA classrooms are separated into different categories so you can get specialized answers for your specialized questions.
For example let’s say that all of a sudden you have found that your website has suddenly crashed and you have no clue how to restore it. You would then open up a discussion in the WordPress classroom of WA and ask someone if they can walk you through how to restore it.
It is that easy!
As I said earlier, WA starter members will have access to only 3 of these classrooms, but when you become a Premium member you will be able to unlock all 13 available classrooms.
What does this mean?
It means that you can go into these different classrooms, see for yourself what other people are discussing and learn from experienced marketers as you go.
Here Is A Full list Of Classroom Topics Offered At Wealthy Affiliate
Free Classrooms for Starter Members:
- Getting Started
- The WA Affiliate Program
- The WA Platform For All Members
Premium Only Classrooms:
- Keyword, Niche and Market Research Classroom
- Everything You Need To Know About WordPress
- Writing and Authoring Quality Content
- SEO or Search Engine Optimization
- PPC or Pay-Per-Click Marketing
- Social Media Engagement and Marketing Classroom
- Website Development
- Local Marketing
- Video Marketing
- Email Marketing
- More Training and Resources
WA Offers The Best Affiliate Training In The World
As a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will be able to access even more training that can help you to become successful online. A LOT OF TRAINING! To be honest the training that Wealthy Affiliate offers is the best in the world. Not kidding.
Some of the training materials that you may not have access to are locked for premium access only and these are the kind of training materials that you NEED to be successful. Unfortunately they are only for premium members.
In fact when you become a premium member of WA, you’ll have access to five times more training then starter members. There is a ton of information available. There is so much in fact that I haven’t even seen all of it, and I have been a premium member for years! In fact more training is added to Wealthy Affiliate every day so that it can stay current with the latest trends in online marketing.
Keep in mind, this is exactly the same kind of training I followed when I built my first website and it is still the same training I followed once I was able to take my online business and run it full-time.
Live Webinar Training Offered
Once a week there are live webinars that are hosted by one of the most experienced marketers at Wealthy Affiliate. This guys has experience in every kind of business model we talked about in Day 4 and he is able to take even the most difficult business concepts and teach you how to become successful with it in a step-by-step fashion.
As a premium member, you can register for these webinars for Free. In fact I have signed up for one today where he is going to go through people’s websites and offer his insights on how to improve it and make it more profitable.
The truth is that many places would charge you $50-$100 to sign up for each webinar session. You are not charged a cent when you sign up for these as a premium member.
The kind of material that is covered in these webinars vary from topic to topic.
Unfortunately this is one of those features that starter members just don’t have access to and this is one of the features that many premium members absolutely LOVE! Nothing is better than sitting down and listening to a LIVE person that actually gives his advice on how to make money in your chosen niche and that you can ask a variety of questions to at any time.
The Best Keyword Research Tool In The World
Premium members are given access to unlimited monthly searches using the free WA keyword tool. This is one tool that I use on an everyday basis because keyword research is so important in the online world. With this free keyword tool you will find a ton of suggestion of what kind of content you may want to include on your website. You will also see a variety of things such as how much monthly traffic you can expect from your chosen keyword and how tough the competition is for that keyword.
Remember, the more traffic you gain on your site, the more sales you will make!
On average other keyword tools charge up to $20-$50 per month for a limited amount of searches. With this keyword tool you will not be charged a cent! It is automatically included in a premium membership with Wealthy Affiliate.
Free Hosting and Premium Domains
As a starter member with Wealthy Affiliate, you have the ability to create 2 free websites. However, when you create these sites they will look like this: yourwebsitename.siterubix.com. While this is a great way to start your online business and you can certainly make money with these types of sites, it is nothing like owning your own premium domain.
As a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will be able to work on a website with a domain that YOU OWN. It will look like this: yourwebsitename.com (.net or .org). The truth is these website tend to rank much better in Google and are actually more trustworthy than any free site. It also has the added benefit of being cool because you own your own website.
With Wealthy Affiliate you can host all of your website at no extra cost to you as WA offers a premium hosting service. What is more this hosting service can even check your websites over to ensure it does not have any kind of security problem. If you choose you can have your sites hosted outside of WA but that will cost anywhere from $10-$100 a month!
If you have your website hosted by WA it makes life a whole lot easier for you such as contacting tech support in case an issue arises because the owners run the hosting servers. The one thing about WA is that they understand a lot of their members are newbies, so they make instruction clear, simple and easy to follow.
With a starter membership, you can easily interact with the entire WA community 7 days a week. You can easily comment on a number of blogs, talk in the live chat, ask various questions about the training offered and can even talk to the owners of WA themselves, Kyle and Carson.
But as a premium member, you’ll be able to communicate more with those in the community.
For starters, once you become a premium member, you will have a badge placed next to your name that reads premium. Other members who see that will see how committed you are to learning how to make money online and will be more willing to give up their time to help you out. I know this because I help out A LOT in the community myself. I care a lot about the other members of WA and when I see a premium member having problems or struggling with something, I always do my best to try to help them out.
Plus, you’ll be able to send other members private messages, something that you can’t do with the starter membership. What does this mean? It means that you can get One-on-One help privately from other members of the community.
But don’t get confused. We all help every member of the community, even our starter members. It is just premium members are offered even more support once they sign up for the premium membership and this is something that is unique to Wealthy Affiliate alone. You will not find any other service out there that offers as much support as Wealthy Affiliate does.
What Is The Value and Price of A Wealthy Affiliate Membership?
A premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate will cost $47 per month or $350 for the entire year (this is what I paid) making it come out to a cost of $29 per month.
But the real question to ask here is what is $47 a month to you? When was the last time that you spent $47?
If you go to a decent restaurant nowadays, that is how much the usual bill is.
Even if you go to a bar and take a night out on the town with your friends, you will be looking to spend about this much.
When was the last time you calculated the cost of gas? How much was your bill the last time you filled up your gas tank? $50? $70? $100? $200 for the entire month?
A pair of jeans can easily run up to $80 for a pair of name brand ones!
Even a gym membership may cost you upwards of $50 per month.
The point I’m trying to make here is that we often have no problem spending money if it means investing in whatever makes us happy, healthy or excited.
So why don’t we ever invest in our financial freedom?
Before answering this question, why don’t we actually take a look and see what WA actually is?
First and foremost Wealthy Affiliate Is An EDUCATION
Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme that you will find all over the place online. In fact it is not even a product.
What it is, is an easy access to training materials that you need in order to learn how to build your online business.
Let’s Compare The Cost
In order to get a bachelor’s degree today you will need to invest at least $20,000 MINIMUM in order to obtain it. Literally my own brother has paid over $20,000 out of his pocket just for his associate’s degree.
Did you know that the average person will make about $46,000 even after graduating with a bachelor’s degree?
You know what is amazing?
Many online marketers today make over $60,000 or over $100,000 per year. No, I’m not lying. This is actual fact and you can make it too if you work harder on your websites.
So, doesn’t it make sense to spend $49 a month or $349 a year to make over $100,000?
By investing in your online marketing education right now, you will be able to learn all the skills you need in order to become financially free forever!
Now, let’s talk about the discount timer that you may be seeing in your WA dashboard. Don’t stress to much about this. As the timer begins to wind down, you will still be able to access all of the areas of the starter membership such as the various training and tools that you can use. You can always upgrade to a premium account whenever you want.
However, during the days that the timer is running, you will be able to get premium access to Wealthy Affiliate for a discount of $19 instead of $49. That is about a 59% discount off your very first month with Wealthy Affiliate.
Remember how we talked about what you spend money on recently that cost $47? Now think about the last thing you spent $19 on!
The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that costs that much is a large sized pizza!
Think about it! The only thing that you have to do is save up and stop wasting money on Starbucks or pizza and you’ll be able to pay for your first month at Wealthy Affiliate and give yourself the chance to start your own online business.
Thank You For Taking My Online Marketing Course!
I really hoped you enjoyed my marketing course and have learned something during the past week. Now you know how I started my own online business and now you have the exact tools at your disposal to do the same.
I wish you the best of luck running your own online business and I hope you achieve the same financial freedom I have been blessed with.
Your Tasks For Today:
1. Sign up for a premium Wealthy Affiliate membership and lock in your 59% discount today!
2. Finish Level 1 of your Online Entrepreneur Certification Course over the next week or next couple of days. Remember, this is the beginner course and is only designed to get you started with running your online business. Level 2 and beyond that will help you to make your online business profitable and give you all of the tools you need to make money with your website.
There is A LOT that you have to do to get your online business running successful and Wealthy Affiliate gives you everything you need to reach that success.
P.S. Keep an eye out over the next couple of days in your inbox. You may receive something extra from me 🙂