Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wealthy Affiliate - Ever heard of it?

Wealthy Affiliate is a program that provides education and tools to build affiliate websites.
The name sounds cheesy, at least to me. Wealthy? Really? Can all affiliate marketers really be wealthy? Of course not. I say that because there are some limitations for some people that just simply cannot be overcome. Well, that's my opinion anyway.

However, a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a review or page somewhere that mentioned a program called Wealthy Affiliate. The only reason I even gave it a second glance was because it had a really dynamic sales pitch and it appeared that you could do some pretty significant stuff for free. If you've read anything here or know me personally, you know I'm all about being frugal and saving money. Free is like gold to me.

So, I'm almost a week into my enhanced free trial period. After the week is up, I can still access the websites and free training sections, but will lose some other privileges on the site. I'm sure you're wondering at this point what I think of the site, right?

Well, I'll say this ... if you are a complete beginner to internet marketing or trying to make money online, you will find this free offer of exceptional value. You will get some real training that is literally step-by-step and visually demonstrated in video form so there's really no guesswork. Just like KC Tan's class ClickBank Affiliate Marketing Make Money Without A Website I mentioned in a previous post. You'll even get to create two free websites using WordPress on a domain that they will host for you at no cost. Now granted, this isn't as valuable as having your own domain, but if you do opt for the pro version of the service, you'll be able to move your freebie site to a domain that you purchase and provide. Hosting included in your monthly or annual subscription cost.

But can anyone really make money doing this? I'll be honest, I've always had my doubts, even with the limited success that we experienced back in the day with Google Adsense (more on that another time). Just today, however, I ran across this blog post from someone who is already in my WA "network" (kind of like the whole friends thing on Facebook), and this guy is making some serious cash, in my opinion. I guess it depends on where you are in life, but I don't know anyone personally who would turn their nose up at an "extra" $5,000 per month, do you? Granted, he's been doing this with WA for just over a year, but still, I don't think that's bad. Looking back on some of his older blog posts (you get a place to blog within the WA site, too, even free folks), it looks like his income from his sites has bee continuously growing. He does admit that Black Friday played a role in November's profits, but still. Anyway ... check it out:

November Results $5,000 in a Month?

Are you impressed with this? I was. There are quite a few recent posts from others in a similar vein as well. His was the highest number I've seen posted thus far. Anyway, I'm still exploring Wealthy Affiliate, but I wanted to pass this on. Sign up for free, if nothing else. Take advantage of the website / WordPress training, if nothing else. I'll report back on my personal experiences soon.

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