In this article, I am going to do a Wealthy Affiliate review. If you don’t know my affiliate marketing and blogging story, I started off in Internet Marketing with Wealthy Affiliate. That’s where I “cut my teeth”, if it were, as far as Internet Marketing is concerned.
I got the necessary background that helped me launch into my online career. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t learn everything I know about IM from Wealthy affiliate alone but the education I received from their platform did a lot for me.
I joined the program because my mentor had told me to do so and take their training. That was back in 2015 when I was just starting out. As I am writing this article, it’s now 2020. Is Wealthy Affiliate still as relevant today as back when I started? We’ll talk about it more in this article.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate or WA as it is commonly known is a free to join affiliate marketing training website where you are taught right from the basic fundamentals of online marketing up to advanced levels. Even though you can join free, you will be asked to pay for some services as you go through the training but this is optional.
Wealthy Affiliate Features
I want you to think of WA as an all in one affiliate marketing platform with just about everything you need to be successful with affiliate marketing. It has a number of segments that I will now get into.
Affiliate Marketing Training
Training in WA is very comprehensive. If you are a total newbie with no idea about what affiliate marketing is, you will leave having a pretty good understanding of what affiliate marketing is all about.
The training section is very well organized and simple to follow. The training also includes tasks that you are supposed to complete as you learn. This is great because a lot of people who take training (myself included) do not actually follow through and apply what they have learned.
There is no point in learning something if you are not willing to apply it. Tony Robbins, the world-renowned personal development Guru advocates that we not only need to take action but to take massive action.
There’s a magic that happens when we take massive action that opens doors that lesser actions will not. Wealthy Affiliate helps you to take action as you are learning the ropes.
Keyword Research Platform
WA also has a keyword research tool Jaaxy. I’ve used other keyword research tools before and I must say that Jaaxy ranks up there with the best of them. Basically, Wealthy Affiliate emphasizes on going for low hanging fruit.
They recommend that you go for easy to rank keywords and the Jaaxy keyword tool gives you a great indication of which keywords to go for. When I joined WA 5 years ago, Jaaxy was a stand-alone tool hosted on its own website.
That is still the case if you want to access the tool now but Wealthy Affiliate has now made it part of the user dashboard. This means that you can now do all your keyword research without necessarily leaving Wealthy Affiliate.
Request/ Leave Comments Feature
When you write a blog post, one of the ways that impress Google is when you have activity in the comments section. It shows Google that there is engagement on your post and will help your content to be pushed up the search rankings.
WA has a feature where you can request comments from other WA users and you can also reciprocate on their websites.
Web Hosting and Website Builders
Wealthy Affiliate offers a web hosting service that allows users to host their websites with them. This is great in that you get a dashboard with all your websites in one place. You can host your WordPress websites which you can log in to right from your dashboard. You also get a website builder where you can build a WordPress site.
Community/ Coaching/ Mastermind
One of the greatest things about Wealthy Affiliate is their help section, coaching, and community. If you have any questions about affiliate marketing, simply type it in the search bar and there are a lot of posts that come up to answer your question.
If you can’t find your answer, simply type your question and put it out to the community and you won’t be short of responses from the other Wealthy Affiliate users. That’s one of the things I love about WA. The community of users are more than willing to help out anyone who may be stuck at any point.
What does Wealthy Affiliate Offer?
Wealthy Affiliate offers an all in one platform that allows any dedicated newbie or experienced marketer the tools necessary for them to build a successful affiliate marketing business.
They also have an affiliate program where you can promote their program and earn yourself a nice income. I saw a video a few days ago where a WA affiliate marketer was making $1300 per day promoting their program. The sky is the limit.
Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?
Far from it. It is actually a very legitimate way of making your first affiliate dollar online and to grow that into a long term sustainable business.