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Most of us who make some money online have heard about the Wealthy Affiliate University and if you are reading this you would like to know an honest approach to the pros and cons of this training course before you become a member.

You may see tons of websites and review sites all telling you how great Wealthy Affiliate is and as it is a great place, it of course has its bad points that have turned some people of it and made them leave the programme.

I have just written an article here at Street Article called “Wealthy Affiliate Works For Me Will It Work For You?” that may be worth checking out if you still unsure about joining WA as I believe it is important to have goals before you become a member. Lets get to it and keep it simple...

The Pros Of Becoming A Member Of Wealthy Affiliate

I believe, if you know your goals and what you want to do with your Internet and Affiliate marketing skill you will learn at WA then you are already of the fast track to been successful, just add in some hard work and determination and you are off.

My No1 The People

Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is a Internet Marketing community of thousands of beginners (like myself) and professional very successful marketers and it is one of the main reason 1 year 4 months on I still pay my monthly membership fee. As a newbie to Internet Marketing, having support from people in the business is invaluable and you can get help and direction any time you need it.

Also with so many experienced Marketers you get the latest marketing news, breaking news, what to do right, what not to do and so on and you will make a lot of new friends, all in the same boat, hungry for success and this is why I love this community.

No2 The Training

If you want to be taught how to be successful, how to make your first dollar, how to build websites (very easy these days, even for computer virgins like myself) how to write articles and so on by using the Action plan they provide, the countless video training, Webinars and tutorials, having some patience and learning everything correctly and taking action, with-in weeks you can be making your first dollar online, which is very exciting.

The training provided in this course is widely knowing on the Internet as been top class and great value for the monthly fee as a member (which can be paid for through Affiliate commissions which is fantastic) and with this training, every single field of Internet and Affiliate Marketing Is covered.

No3 Tools Provided.

Every trades person needs their tools, even Internet Marketers. With WA you get an excellent Keyword Tool, website builders including Site Rubix (which is ok) and Wordpress Express (which is pretty awesome) Click Bank Research Tool, Google Website Competition Tool, infinite domain and hosting, Niche research System, Turnkey feeder sites and much more at Wealthy Affiliate, all included in the membership fee, pretty cool.

No4 The Forum

This is a top pro, simply because if you ever need a Marketing question answered, stuck on something, or want to know what is the latest news in the Marketing world, this forum has everything and is full of helpful amazing top Marketers willing to help, and always stuffed with important or random topics.

Now, The Cons Of Wealthy Affiliate

As I said, Wealthy Affiliate may have some amazing pros, but some of the cons have turned people off and away, never to return.

No1 The Fee

Yes, a little obvious, but for some, paying a monthly fee is not what they want to be doing. Becoming a member of WA you can either pay a monthly fee of $47 to $97 a month or there is also a yearly fee option too. For some people, they join up but soon leave believing they are not making money quick enough to make back this fee and have better things to spend money on or just plain can not afford it.

But, all you have to do is check out some of the other Marketing courses available online to see just how ridiculously expensive they are (in the thousands) to realize you are getting unbeatable value with the membership at WA.

No2 Web Hosting

The Web Hosting With WA Is Free, but it is not with out it's problems. Now, for any newbie, having free Web Hosting is fantastic and great help saving you money instead of paying monthly to Host-gator etc. but it has a tendency to break down and this can be very annoying. But in saying that, it is usually fixed pretty quick.

No3 Support From Kyle and Carson

Now, I see this in the Forum a lot, people complaining that they have sent Kyle and Carson (the owners of Wealthy Affiliate) a private message looking for the answer to a question and not receiving it. Now, though I see plenty of review sites that say one of the great pros of joining WA is the one on one support from Kyle and Carson, well, this is not really the case and annoys a lot of people, let me explain and look at it this way.

These guys are very busy people and the forum was set up to help each other and answer any questions asked, and it is like, if you have a problem in class at school, you ask the teacher and not the principle. Yes, on more occasions these guys will answer your question, but it has to be really important and not a silly question that can be answered by the thousands of members willing to help.

No4 The Work Required

Yes, this is the biggest turn off and one of the main reasons people leave and think WA is a waste of time, The Work. Remember, Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme, like any trade (Chef, Carpenter, Banker) you need to be trained to do it properly over time. Doing constant hard work, having patience, been determined and hungry for success will take a lot of hard work and time, but you will be rewarded and if you become successful you can make a lot of money.

So, if you are thinking of joining the Wealthy Affiliate I hope these pros and cons may help make up your mind for you. Do not be afraid of the place. It is worth even trying for a month, if you do not like the feel of it you lose nothing but know where you want to go and that it is not for you. But, if you see potential and have desire to make money as they say to “quit the job” then you have come to the right place. Good Luck.


Street Talk

Thanks Stephen.

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  about 9 years ago

Yes Stephen, this is a great article about Wealthy Affiliate both about pro's & con's & you give the reason's behind them all. Thanks again.

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  about 9 years ago
  

Even better now Bruce for new members is, it is free to join, no payment, brilliant if you are new to IM or want to start out.

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  about 9 years ago

Yes Stephen, thanks it is great for new members like myself, just joined the 14th this month. Dident think I would like writting articles or any thing but after looking & cheching out WA & what all it has to offer as will as what every one in WA has to say as will has to offer & read all these articles it looks exciting think I'm going to really like it. Thanks again.

  
  about 9 years ago
  

No problem, enjoy, take your time, and good luck

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  about 9 years ago

Good article Stephen, I think it's just me but I've realized I've never had a problem with web hosting in WA. Compared to other web host providers, WA has one of the best.

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  about 9 years ago

Hi John, WA has improved in the last 6 months and the hosting become much better. the new system there now is fantastic and I do believe that if anyone new joins now they will be spoiled with great training and information which is down to the hard work of Kyle and Carson.

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  about 9 years ago

No problem Lucas, thanks for the comment. I highly believe if you treat IM like a trade, you will do well and create decent living for yourself.

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  about 1 decade ago

Great article Stephen! Definitely a lot of people have this misconception that they can become millionaires overnight. Instant gratification is a demon many people have right on their shoulders. Like you said, it takes work. Thanks for the great article.

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  about 1 decade ago
Carson  

If anyone has any questions about Wealthy Affiliate, I will be more than happy to answer them for you. This article is great as it outlines some of the main things that make WA such a valuable resource. For anyone wanting to build an online business, you need to know that there IS NOT such thing as a get rich overnight program. No matter what you read, you have to be willing to work. You NEED a website, no two ways about it. At WA you will have a website up and running in just a few minutes and the web hosting is included with your membership. You will not find a hosting platform with other Internet marketing training programs online. Without a website you're stuck, so keep this in mind if you're still considering joining WA. Again, Kyle and I are always available to help at Wealthy Affiliate. You won't find support like this anywhere else online.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Carson, and I have to admit I would never had ever thought about creating a website if I would never have become a member of WA, and now I own a good few websites, and I'm terrible with computers.

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  about 1 decade ago
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