In order to understand what Wealthy Affiliate is all about you first need to understand what it isn’t.
The internet can be a minefield of contradicting information and misinformation and, quite rightly, many people’s biggest fears revolve around online scams and being taken in by them.
Not you? Perhaps not but scams are becoming more and more sophisticated and quite often you have no idea you have been scammed until you have lost money.
I am super aware of scams and quite recently I had a look at an affiliate program I was interested in which offered something for free.
All well and good but before you could access it you had to pay a one off admin fee, not a lot but was still a fee. I paid it because it offered money back if not satisfied and most purchases are covered by your 60 day statutory rights.
It was a load of garbage and I immediately asked them for my money back and was ignored… three times so went to my bank and cancelled the payment.
This the bank did but mentioned that if the merchant could prove it was a legitimate payment they would re-debit my account.
All was good for exactly 60 days after the purchase when the merchant informed the bank it was a legitimate purchase and I got debited, despite letters to the bank.
This is a problem and one you should be very aware of when dealing with merchants or communities that you have never heard of.
So to the review of Wealthy Affiliate.
Very importantly it started 15 years ago and although I wasn’t a member would hazard a guess, owing to the name, that it was mainly a site to teach people the mechanics of Affiliate Marketing. This 15 years ago would have been a good thing in itself.
The Wealthy part is true but does give the impression that it’s a given that joining the community will ensure Wealth. This is not true but can be!
Joining WA will give you a huge kick start in the right direction and is one of those communities where the more you want to get out of it the more you will get. However to achieve what you are looking for requires work. This is always the case if an offer is not just a get rich quick scheme.
To recap what Wealthy Affiliate is not:
It is not a get rich quick plan
It is not a scam of any description.
It is not Multi level marketing, you do not have to buy a service or a product.
Getting scammed has become harder to detect as methods get more sophisticated, so to put your mind at rest consider this
There are 1.4 million members on this site and growing every day. You have to be really good to fool that many people all the time!
The community is 16 years old! Again continuity like this has to mean something?
It’s FREE. Not all of it but there is a starter membership that is completely free. By the time you have worked through the starter training and got your 2 FREE hosted websites up and running, you will be in a better position to make up your mind as to the value of this community.
It offers you a way of Earning while you are learning. This is not a prerequisite and not what the community is all about, it’s just an added bonus should you wish to take advantage of it. You don’t pay to take part just in case you were wondering.
What WA can do for you
So having hopefully shown you what Wealthy Affiliate is not, it’s time to look at what it is or can be for you.
There are many benefits being a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Community so let’s have a look at some of them. The benefits to you personally will of course depend on what you are looking for.
When was the last time you took a really good look at the High Street? There is a new kid on the block which is taking over many of the retail outlets. It’s called “To Let” It’s taking over more and more stores and maybe time to ask why and what it means to the future of online traders?
Greed, shortsightedness, old fashioned ideas are some of the reasons but it has been compounded by a move from brick and mortar retail outlets to cyberspace.
Look at the big retailers who are shutting outlets everywhere and basically in the doodoo, then look at the ex high street retailers who appear to have disappeared but came back stronger as an Online retail outlet. There are many examples of both which for sake of propriety will not be mentioned. Google them!
So what’s the point here?
Today many more people are looking to find ways of making money online, for many reasons. Not the least of which is that “bricks and mortar” jobs disappear at the same rate as the retail outlets that used to employ people close down. If this is not causing you to have a few twinges of worry it should be.
The increase in automation
Automation is hailed as a boon for anyone who employs people to make their business work. The more the automatic you make your business the less people you have to employ. No industry is safe from automation, think about that, any industry can be automated to a degree even the building and food industry.
Just a thought to consider, with out people working and earning who will your customers be?
How are you going to earn a living?
Maybe a rhetorical question, at the moment, but the future can be quite different and especially with 5G technology rolling out cyber based businesses are the future.
Learning how and keeping up to date will be the key to your success
Despite what you may think, based often on false claims and promises, earning money on the internet requires work, determination, and perseverance.
If someone promises you a quick get rich scheme.. get out quick!
To sum it all up
If you are looking for a safe way to not just learn the basics of creating an online business but to keep up to date with changing marketing methods W.A. as an online teaching and support community has to be up there with the best available.
WA that has not increased its cost of membership since it started 16 years ago. Because of its World Wide membership base keeping you up to date with the ever changing ideas and trends in every aspect of online entrepreneurship is part and parcel of what you can expect..
You will be taught everything you need to know to start your own successful online marketing business (affiliate or otherwise) starting with hosting and building your own website.
Not the least of the benefits of this community, your membership includes 50 hosted websites. Do the maths and a little research into other hosting sites, this is a huge benefit to anyone looking to earn a living from the internet.