You might have heard of this program or platform from a friend and asking yourself: Ok, another online program. Another scheme promising whatever. But what is the reality about Wealthy Affiliate – does it work?
I’ve written another article about this program that describes it in more detail. You can read it here.
I’m trying to cover some questions you might have that are related to this platform.
Question Nr. 1: Who is this platform good for?
This platform is for people who have their own website or want to have one. So if you are:
- a blogger selling some e-books
- owner of an e-shop
- business owner who wants to promote your brick and stone shop to increase sales
- creator of courses (yoga, language courses)
- affiliate marketer who wants to improve the outcomes
this is the right place for you.
If you are beginner, you can learn everything from the basics.
If you know the basics but don’t know the tricks how to be ranked well and get traffic, how to work with social media and many other things, you’ll find out. Why is ranking important? Because if you are not ranked well, no one will find your website. You can have the best offer in the world but if no one finds you, you won’t earn any money.
Question No. 2: Is it really free – will I not be forced to pay later on?
No, no one will force you to pay. There is an option of premium membership with some advantages within but you can be a free member as long as you want.
Question No. 3: Can I start affiliate marketing with WA even if I don’t have any business idea, any products or experience?
Yes, absolutely. You can do affiliate marketing getting commissions from products you don’t own or sell. All you need to have is to register your own website. You need a computer and internet connection, that’s all. It’s simple but it takes some effort, it’s not an overnight thing.
Question No. 4: When will I start earning money?
It depends on your knowledge and the amount of work and effort you put into it. Some people start getting first commissions after a month or two but on the average it takes about six months. But then it only goes up! Imagine where you can be in one years time having a stable income from affiliate marketing!
Question No. 5: If I get stuck, will I get help?
Yes it’s one of the most amazing things at WA. There are three ways you can get help:
1. technical support called SiteSupport. It’s when you have technical issues with your website. The guys respond in minutes if you turn to them with some issue. Very helpful.
2. ask a question. You put your question on the dashboard and other members who have encountered the same problem advise you what to do.
3. LiveChat. There is a live chat going on 24/7 with people chatting about things related to this business. You can ask for help there as well.
The community is truly awesome, it’s like a huge mastermind group. If you have a question, you always get a bunch of answers from people sharing their experience with the issue you’re struggling with.
There are some experienced online marketers as well as people from various business spheres in WA and they share their knowledge with you for free. Imagine you had to pay for every single consulting.
Question No. 6: Will I have to pay for a website and hosting?
No, you’ll get 2 domain names with free hosting.
Question No 7: What will I actually learn?
You will learn how to create a website, how to optimize it for ranking in google, yahoo and bing (SEO), how to create content and earn money with affiliate links in your content.
Question No. 8: Is it difficult to get by for a beginner?
The lessons are created with simplification in mind. Almost every lesson contains a training video with everything explained in layman’s terms so there’s no need to worry. If there are still some uncertainties, you can always ask some fellow members in the live chat. Lot of people join WA having no experience whatsoever and still get by.
Question No. 9: Can I really succeed?
You most definitely can. There are people there who started earning first commissions only after a month. However, it requires work to be done. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
“Only those who persevere will succeed.”
This learning platform really lets you build everything from scratch, at your own pace. It’s only up to you how fast you go but in a few months or in a year you can be in a completely different situation.
If you persevere.
Because everything just adds up. If you publish one blog post, nothing happens. Google doesn’t really care. But if you have 4, then 10, then 20 or 30, that’s when the magic starts.
You can read some story of the ones who persevered here: $1500 a month from $1 recurring commissions.
Google awards those who persevere because it means they know a lot. If you write one article about travelling, so what? But if you write 10 articles about travelling, it means you are an experienced traveller and have something to say.
You still have to know a lot about how to improve your rankings, there are a lot of rules or tricks but the basics is to stick to what you’re doing.
Like with everything in life, success doesn’t come overnight and the ones who don’t give up are rewarded in the end.
Question No. 10: Is affiliate marketing something like MLM?
Not at all! In MLM you get people sign up and earn some share of the money they pay but your sponsor (or upline) earns money as well and it goes up like a pyramid. The ones on the top earn most, obviously.
In affiliate marketing you just earn commission from sales. If you recommend a product with a blog post having an affiliate link inserted, you get a commission.
Having seen many get-rich-quick schemes and scams in the past years and asking these questions myself, I thought it might help to answer them.
Do you have some more questions? Feel free to ask, I’ll be happy to answer them.
Does it make sense to you?
The answer to the title question whether Wealthy Affiliate does work is yes, it does.