If you do a quick Google search of Wealthy Affiliate, the first conclusion that you’ll probably come to is that the topic is polarizing, to put it lightly. You will likely find just as many glowing success stories as you will burning criticisms of Wealthy Affiliate’s platform.
But, fear not. The purpose of this review is neither to warn you against Wealthy Affiliate nor do I have any particular interest in selling you on it. There’s nothing in it for me except to create some general clarity regarding why so many users love Wealthy Affiliate and so many hate it. How is it possible that the same platform can be considered a goldmine of possibilities by some and a scam by others?
Well, after a little research, it has become clear to me that the contrast in user opinion actually has very little to do with Wealthy Affiliate itself. It pretty much is what it claims to be – a hub of information that provides resources to assist in the growth of online businesses. It’s a community where business-minded people can get together and help each other out. It’s certainly not a scam and while it hypes itself up in its sales pitch like any business is going to do, it does not make any outrageous promises. The responses to it, therefore, are based on user expectations, and how realistic these expectations are.
It is certainly arguable that those who shun Wealthy Affiliate may have had unrealistic expectations of how much money they would earn and how quickly - they believed it was some kind of get-rich-quick scheme and anyone in the adult world knows that making money takes a lot of work and investment – especially starting a business. Online businesses are no exception.
To most reasonable people, the idea that one could simply pay for a premium account, use some resources, follow some lessons, and then set up a website that will immediately generate income, is laughable. It sounds too good to be true because it is. Developing an affiliate market business is no different than a regular business – there’s serious time and effort involved.
It is also worth acknowledging, however, that some of these expectations may be due to Wealthy Affiliate’s sales pitch, which no doubt oversells the ease with which members can start earning revenue. So before we can gently blame the critics for being disappointed at their own unrealistic expectations, let’s first consider whether Wealthy Affiliate is deceitful in what it promises to help users achieve.
Once again, membership with Wealthy Affiliate gives you access to lessons on how to attract visitors to your site. This is a difficult and time-consuming task, and many former members have been critical of how easy the sales pitch made it sound.
Once again, if you were planning to get rich through an online platform, you probably should have familiarised yourself with the ins and outs of website traffic and the difficulties surrounding this. The strategies purported by Wealthy Affiliate do, in fact, work. They are pretty standard methods - they just aren’t easy, and this seems to be everyone’s biggest issue.
Wealthy Affiliate provides training, tools, and various up-to-date resources to help members in their affiliate marketing businesses. Live training sessions and online chat and support systems create a very sturdy community through which dedicated business people can speak to like-minded individuals and seek out meaningful advice for their pursuits.
What’s more is that the free membership account allows you to get a sense of this community without any monetary commitment, so that you can manage your expectations and become informed about what Wealthy Affiliate provides and what it does not. The free membership option allows users to make an educated decision about whether they want to pursue premium membership and invest in Wealthy Affiliate’s programme more seriously and I think that, with this in mind, there’s very little to complain about if you decide to invest and it doesn’t work out. Although some may argue that the sales pitch sugar-coats the realities of the difficulties involved in success, it seems pretty clear that there is more to it if you do your research and use the free membership tools.
With a free membership account, users have limited access to the Wealthy Affiliate Dashboard, which gives you access to some of the training videos and also full-time access to the live chat function. You also get seven days of live assistance and 1-on-1 coaching, two websites and a website backup, a beginner training course, a personal affiliate blog, access to the first phase of affiliate boot camp training, access to video walk-throughs, 30 searches on the keyword research tool, two training classrooms, and an affiliate programme. You don’t need to provide any credit card information for this access either.
In other words, you get quite a lot of content for free. It’s certainly not enough to start a business off of, but it really helps to give you some insight regarding what premium membership will look like. It’s difficult to argue that you were misled by the sales pitch if you take the time to familiarise yourself with the free content before fully committing. Once you decide to commit to building an online business, premium membership will give you access to daily training videos and live weekly training sessions as well. This is on top of unlimited access to all the features mentioned above and more. It costs you money but starting a business always does and, in reality, it’s normal to not see profits for months and sometimes years upon starting a business.
Having not increased its premium fees in nearly two decades, Wealthy Affiliate is also less costly than a number of similar sites and provides more resources than others to boot.
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