A How to for Affiliate Marketing
My Wealthy Affiliate Review
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A How to for Affiliate Marketing starts with choosing the proper mentor. There is a considerable amount to training needed to become truly successful in the field of Affiliate Marketing. Therefore, choosing the proper mentor and training is critical to your success.
There are many sites out there that promise you the world and deliver very little. They are nothing more than scams designed to take your money; here today and gone tomorrow. Then they reappear under a different name down the road and simply do it again and again. Any site that promises you easy, quick, riches in a short time for very little work is a scam. Affiliate Marketing, just like any other business, takes commitment, hard work, and time in order to become successful, but the rewards can be enormous.
There are several legitimate sites online that offer training for building a successful Affiliate Marketing Business. Costs vary, as well as the quality of training. I will save you time by reviewing what I consider to be the best of the best: Wealthy Affiliate. What’s more, it is FREE to join, and you can remain FREE for the rest of your life if you so desire, and it includes everything that you need to become truly successful, including the best training on the planet.
I joined Wealthy Affiliate in October 2016, and have never regretted it. I now operate 2 successful websites:
Site #1 will teach you how to become successful in your own Affiliate Marketing Business.
Site #2 is also an instructional site, with Step-by-Step Instructions on how to do various Home Repairs and Maintenance Projects. You can click on my About Me page on either site to see my qualifications and how I came to be here.
Here is my honest and informative Wealthy Affiliate Review:
Wealthy Affiliate – Overview and Rankings
My Overview of Wealthy Affiliate is that it was, and continues to be, the answer to my search for: ‘how to make good legitimate money online’.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over 12 years and is currently over a Million Members strong! Why? Because they are the real deal! They will teach you everything that you need to know about Affiliate Marketing and how to make a good living from the privacy of your own Home. Whether you do this part-time in order to help supplement your income, or do it full-time to make a better life for yourself, you can not lose. Why? Because they are FREE to join!
As long as you are willing and able to follow simple Step-by-Step Instructions, apply what you learn, and do it on a consistent basis, whether 20 hours a week or 40 hours a week, you will succeed!
Wealthy Affiliate is FREE to join and test out, and you can remain FREE for as long as you like. When you are ready, simply upgrade to Premium (the only upgrade in the program) and a whole new world with additional training and tools will be opened up to you; everything that you need to succeed!
Once you have joined for FREE and are on the Wealthy Affiliate site, take a little time to look around. Get familiar with the site and where things are located. When you are ready, click on the green tab on the left: Certification. Let the training begin. Be sure to take the time to watch all of the videos included in the training steps. They contain additional information to the written text.
So, continue to read the rest of my Review, and when you have completed it, click here to: join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE.
5 – Star Rating System
The following is base on a 5- Star Rating System, with 1 Star being the worst, and 5 Stars being the best:
PRODUCT NAME: Wealthy Affiliate
OWNERS: Kyle and Carson
WEBSITE URL: www.wealthyaffiate.com
COMPANY AGE: over 12 years old
TRAINING: 4.8 out of 5.0
SUPPORT: 4.8 out of 5.0
WEBSITE BUILDER: 4.9 out of 5.0
WORDPRESS HOSTING: 4.8 out of 5.0
RESEARCH TOOLS: 4.7 out of 5.0
ADDIIONAL TOOLS: 4.9 out of 5.0
PRICE: 4.9 out of 5.0
or $299.00 annually on the Black Friday Deal
HELPMEGETMINE.COM RATING: 4.9 out of 5.0
Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate – What is it All About?
Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform that will teach you everything that you need to know about Affiliate Marketing and how to earn consistent, good money, with your blog site in any chosen niche. It has the tools and the training that will take you from: building a website, to earning regular commissions for your efforts, and everything in-between.
It will teach you Step-by-Step (including many training videos) of exactly how to:
- create and setup your own website
- write blog content and reviews in your chosen niche
- use Keywords to get ranked well on Google and other search engines
- and much, much, more.
It is FREE to join, and you can remain FREE forever, if you so choose. However, you will not have access to all of the tools and training needed to get you to where you need to go. The FREE training only allows you access to the first 10 Lessons, which is about building your website, and a quick overview of some of the other things that you need to know. Also, you will have limited access to some of the tools offered. You will need to search out most of the information on the internet. It’s all out there, and FREE for the discovery, but this approach will take you lots of unnecessary additional time and effort.
The Premium Version however, will give you access to all of the tools and training needed to accomplish your goals. There is the regular training offered by one of the owner, Kyle, as well as, thousands of additional specific training which is offered by Wealthy Affiliate Members. In addition to that, there is a weekly hour long Live Seminar on different aspects of training, that is always available for you to view, even after the Live Version is over.
The FREE Version only allows you to use the Live Chat for 7 days. Once you go Premium, you will have access to Live Chat, 24-7, where you can ask questions on any related subject that you are having an issue with. There are over a Million Members at Wealthy Affiliate, and many seasoned members visit the Live Chat regularly and are quite willing to help you with any struggles that you may encounter at no additional cost. This is truly a Pay-It-Forward type of platform.
To see a complete view of the differences between the FREE Starter Version and the Premium Version, see the training help that I created at Wealthy Affiliate: Key to Success
Who Can Benefit From Wealthy Affiliate?
The Wealthy Affiliate platform is for anyone interested in earning good money in the Affiliate Marketing area. There are no age limits for joining. You can be as young or old as you are and still be accepted into the program.
You do not need to be technical savvy, or an expert typist in order to succeed in Affiliate Marketing. You just need to have a strong desire to succeed, be willing to commit to it regularly (whether part-time or full-time), and be able to follow simple Step-by-Step Instructions.
Insight Into the Reasons for My Star Rankings by Section
First of all, let me just say this. I will rarely give out a 5.0 Star Ranking for any product or service, or portion of the same, unless it is truly exceptional in every respect, and I see no room for improvement. That being said, please understand that my Star Rankings are based on my own use of a particular product or service, and are accurate for my experience with that product or service.
Here is the breakdown:
Wealthy Affiliate TRAINING: 4.8 out of 5.0
Pros: I believe that the overall training at Wealthy Affiliate is quite extraordinary. It is simple, Step-by-Step training that is easy to follow and understand. The enormous amount of addition specific training (Live Webinars and Member training) that is available on almost any related portion is usually pretty good and easy to understand as well.
Cons: While a lot of effort has gone in to update any outdated training, it could sometimes be done on a more timely basis. Also, the training that I find missing at Wealthy Affiliate is general, Owning and Setting Up Your Own Business Training, which would include things like:
- Deciding on your Business Structure (sole-proprietorship, S-Corp, LLC, etc)
- Setting up your Home Office
- Setting up your Bookkeeping
- Creating and using Spreadsheets
- Understanding Federal and State Taxes, Deductions, and Preparations
- Creating a Business Plan
All of the above training can be found on my website: HelpMeGetMine.com
Wealthy Affiliate SUPPORT: 4.8 out of 5.0
Pros: Usually, Wealthy Affiliate Support is fairly prompt in responding to any issues concerning your site; usually within an hour. They will either guide you the steps to resolve your issues, or merely fix the issues themselves; whichever seems easier and appropriate to your specific problems.
Cons: Occasionally, you will not get an immediate answer for your problems, or you may need to submit more than one request in order to get a response. Also, Support seems to be big on people submitting screenshots of their issues. While sometimes this may be appropriate, other times, the problem should be easily understood without the need for that.
Wealthy Affiliate WEBSITE BUILDER: 4.9 out of 5.0
Pros: The Website Builder is truly an easy tool to use. It will assist you in choosing a domain name, choose a theme for your site, and help you get set up. The additional training will help you complete the process.
Cons: None that I can think of.
WORDPRESS HOSTING: 4.8 out of 5.0
Pros: FREE Hosting is included at Wealthy Affiliate, for no additional cost, and it is on the WordPress platform. If you are using the FREE Starter Version of Wealthy Affiliate, you will be able to have 2 subdomain sites (siterubix.com). You can create and delete them as often as you wish.
With the Premium Version, you get FREE Hosting for 25 of your own domains and an additional 25 subdomains. Domain Names are the only additional cost at Wealthy Affiliate. They are available on their site for 13.99 each, per year, with the same cost for annual renewals. You are also able to purchase Domain Names elsewhere and still have the Hosted at Wealthy Affiliate for FREE.
Also, WordPress updates their versions regularly, and updating to a newer version is simple and easy; one click.
Cons: As a FREE Wealthy Affiliate Member, you only have 12 Themes to choose from. The Premium Version will give you over 2,000 choices, most of which are FREE versions. There are also paid versions of Themes available if you choose to go that route.
Also, WordPress is not always the most user-friendly. It may take some getting used to if you have built other sites on a different platform.
Wealthy Affiliate RESEARCH TOOLS: 4.7 out of 5.0
Pros: With the Premium Version of Wealthy Affiliate, you get Jaaxy Lite Keyword Tool included (with the Starter Version, you only get 30 Free Keyword searches). You can also upgrade to other versions of the Jaaxy Keyword Tool at an additional expense, if you so desire, but it is not mandatory. You can check out the differences between available versions once you sign up to Wealthy Affiliate.
Cons: Although the Jaaxy Lite Keyword Tool version is adequate to use, it is sometimes a bit slow in producing the results.
Wealthy Affiliate ADDITONAL TOOLS: 4.9 out of 5.0
Pros: SiteContent is an additional Tool at Wealthy Affiliate that is absolutely awesome. It is a platform where you can create your content prior to publishing it on your site, edit your content after using the built-in Spelling and Grammar checker, and have the content checked for being Unique for Google (Google will penalize you for Duplicate Content).
There is also the ability to choose from over a Million Royalty FREE Photos and add the ones of your choosing to your content before you publish.
Cons: Although the Spelling and Grammar checker is usually helpful, it can sometimes produce some odd results (which can just be ignored). Also, the Unique Content Checker is not always accurate (but can be overridden and content published anyway).
Wealthy Affiliate PRICE: 4.9 out of 5.0
Pros: Considering all of the tools and training that you get for your money, and the fact that you can try it out for FREE, I think that this is a very good deal. The cost of the upgraded Premium Version is well worth the price, considering all that you get for your money. Think of what it would cost for you to go to college to learn a skill. This is so much cheaper, and the rewards could be so much greater if you simply apply yourself.
Cons: None that I can see.
My Website: HELPMEGETMINE.COM RATING: 4.9 out of 5.0
Pros: Taking into account, that I have written articles on most of the training included at Wealthy Affiliate, and then have added the additional training mentioned above (in the section: Wealthy Affiliate TRAINING), I believe that my website is quite beneficial. If you agree, please leave a Comment in the Comments section at the bottom of any of my posts.
Cons: The site currently does not include any video training, yet the written training is very informative and easy to understand. I will continue to improve my website and also add video training as time goes on.
Wealthy Affiliate is FREE to join, so check them out and see what they have to offer. You have nothing to lose but a small amount of your time, but everything to gain should you like what you see. Best of luck to you in all that you strive to accomplish, and know that I will always be here to assist you, every step of the way. You can contact me any time at: email@example.com
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