Wealthy Affiliate Review Redux

Wealthy Affiliate
Overall Ranking: 95/100
Price: StartUp Free, Premium $47/mo, $359 annual
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

INTRODUCTION

It has come to my attention that the perception of my review of Wealthy Affiliate, published November 19, 2013, is that it did not include ‘Tools/Training’ and ‘Support’.  It is my feeling that these areas were covered in ‘Product Overview’, however, in the interest of ensuring that you, the reader, don’t get short-changed, the following enhanced review is offered.

Training Overview
Online Training

The core training at Wealthy Affiliate is broken down into two primary curricula: Getting Started and Affiliate BootCamp.  In addition, there are classrooms, live video classes and chatrooms for both training and support.
Getting Started lessons include:

  • Level 1 – Online Entrepreneur Certification with ten (10) lessons on topics like choosing a niche, setting up a website and search engine optimization all of which create your foundation for success;
  • Level 2 – Ultimate Traffic Training with ten (10) lessons on topics like creating content that converts, Google authorship, content that targets affiliate programs, and getting unlimited traffic from low-hanging fruit;
  • Level 3 – Making Money with ten (10) lessons on topics like understanding affiliate programs, leveraging product reviews, earning pennies or dollars and crafty ways to earn ad revenue;
  • Level 4 – Mastering Social Engagement with ten (10) lessons having titles like Using FaceBook, Pinterest & Visual Hemisphere, Sound Tweeting Campaigns and Google Plus or Minus.

The WA Affiliate BootCamp lessons include:

  • Phase 1 – Starting your Foundation, ten (10) lessons
  • Phase 2 – Content, Keyword & Conversions, ten (10) lessons
  • Phase 3 – Giving Your Site Social Value, ten (10) lessons
  • Phase 4 – Get Visual, Get Aesthetic, Get a Brand, ten (10) lessons
  • Phase 5 – Know Your Audience & Catapult Your Referrals, ten (10) lessons
  • Phase 6 – Bing, Yahoo & the Power of PPC, ten (10) lessons

That’s one hundred (100) pre-recorded training sessions designed to get you up-and-running.  Most have video instruction and ‘homework'; you can complete them at you leisure.  This is not a OnLine Training
speed-run or a race so take your time and take lots of notes for future reference.  I would recommend taking these courses in the order they are presented. WA makes this easy by keeping track of your progress for you.

In addition, there are open classroom discussions on subjects like Getting Started, The WA Affiliate Program, Everything WordPress, the WA Platform, SEO, Local Marketing, Video Marketing, eMail Marketing, PPC Marketing, Social Engagement and WebSite Development & Programming.  Plus you can find chatroom discussions going on virtually around-the-clock.

Finally, there are the Affiliate Classroom and ‘Live Video Classrooms’.  This seems like a contradiction in terms, to me. Remember the old TV commercial “Is it live or is it Memorex?” Check these out when you have time.

Tools & Services Overview

As for tools, first and foremost is the SiteBuilder tool, closely followed by the Keyword Tool.  These are available in the left menu on the Wealthy Affiliate member area or dashboard.

The SiteBuilder is literally a three-step process that is fully automated.  The toughest part of building your site is choosing which of the templates to use. the rest is a piece of cake!  The whole process takes just a few minutes (unless WebSite Builderyou have a hard time selecting your template, of course).

Once your site is built you can use the Keyword Tool to optimize site for traffic from search engines.  Specific details of how to use this tool are included in the training sessions discussed above.

As you continue to develop your site, you will probably want to use the Rapid Writer Tool to draft articles for publishing at Street Articles (another tool/service that you have access to in the left column of the Wealthy Affiliate member’s area).

And last, but certainly not least, is the Jaaxy Keyword service that you have access to (from the left column of the member’s area, as you may have guessed).  This is a premium keyword suite that has a very lucrative affiliate program associated with it.

Support Overview

When you get stuck, in whatever aspect of website development or marketing that you may be working on, help is as close as your dashboard at Wealthy Affiliate.  Check the center column for a discussion that relates to your challenge, or do a search, or start a new discussion by posing a question on Help Meyour profile-blog, and you’ll find several ‘old-timers’ or ‘seasoned’ members who are willing to help you get un-stuck.

The support network here is awesome: no shortage of volunteers who are willing to ‘pay-it-forward’ and offer a solution!  And if it’s a really tough nut to crack, you’ll find that Kyle and Carson (a.k.a. the owners) are at your disposal.

For technical questions relating to web site development, there is access to a ‘Support Ticket’ process.  Just go to ‘Build My Website’ (in the left column, of course) and when the page loads, look for ‘Support Tickets’ by the ‘goodwrench’ symbol at the top of the page.  The response time on support tickets is not instantaneous, but if the member support network can’t help you support tickets are the way to go.  Help is on the way.

It just doesn’t get any better than that!

WHO IT IS FOR

Wealthy Affiliate is a ONE-size-fits-all education and training center.  It’s good for all ages and all experience levels, for newbies and pros alike.

 

 

PRICE

StartUp Free; includes basic tools & training videos, support and building/hosting of two websites

Premium $47/mo, $359 annual; includes enhanced tools & training videos, support and unlimited websites with unlimited domain hosting.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

I’ve rated this site 95 out of 100, an indication that I hold it in high esteem.  Everyone is welcome here no matter how much, or how little, experience you have.  In fact, I almost believe that if you bring too much experience in with you, you may have to un-learn some things just so you can get it right.

If you want to give it a free trial run, just click here.  At any rate, your feedback comments below will be appreciated.

Summary Overview

Wealthy Affiliate
Overall Ranking: 95/100
Price: StartUp Free, Premium $47/mo, $359 annual
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Thank you for reading my post, I appreciate you coming by.  My name is Eric Rychener and you can read my full profile here.


Wishing you ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas’,
Cap’n ERyc signing off.

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