Hi everyone, this is a very basic and simple post that I would like to write to help everyone out there that is wondering about Wealthy Affiliate and its Community; many have been sending me emails asking: “Is Wealthy Affiliate Free or not?”.
So I thought to cancel any doubts and answer any questions, why not write a simple article about it.
Let me start by saying that I am myself, a member of Wealthy Affiliate and before I joined the platform I had exactly the same questions and doubts you have today.
I have been scammed enough times to don’t trust anyone that says something it’s free.
Many times, we join a program that claims to be free under the false pretences of attracting people inside the trap, and once you signed up, you find that in order to proceed or to have access to any web builder, or hosting, or training you have to pay extra.
Most of the time this paying extra means an extra for each individual thing that you want or need to have if you want to get anywhere with your program.
So, is Wealthy Affiliate free or not?
The simple answer is Yes.
It is indeed Free if you decide to go for the Starter Pack option, that for many out there, will be more than enough to get you started and trained.
The only other option that Wealthy Affiliate has if you ever wish to do so, is the Upgrade to the Premium Membership which comes at a price of 49.00$ a month or if you prefer the yearly plan it would cost you only 29.92$ a month which you can break down to a 0,98$ a day.
Why is the Starter Pack Free?
The Starter Pack is full of benefits and if you are a newbie to the marketing business online or if you are not sure this is the career you want to get into, the Starter Pack is indeed the perfect option.
As I mentioned at the beginning when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate I did not want to spend any money, (I had none to spend) and since English is not my first language I was not sure I could understand, follow, and apply the training given.
I was not even sure there was any training since the pack was Free.
It is hard to believe someone would give something for Free unless there is very little given away or there is a “hidden” catch to the Free gift.
To my surprise, there was no hidden catch and I am here to tell you about it.
The fact that the Starter Pack is given away for Free comes from over 12 years of experience, (this is how long Wealthy Affiliate has been around) and the confidence in a program that is far superior to many others out there right now that seem to appear and disappear in the blink of an eye.
Is the Starter Pack for me?
If you are unsure of what you are going to do over the Internet but have a profound desire to change what you are doing now, the Starter Pack is for you.
When I first joined, I knew I wanted to leave a job that was keeping me trapped at work for way too many hours and way too little money.
I was leaving on a month to month paycheck, to see the money coming in on the 1st of the month and leaving by the 3rd of the month to pay all the bills.
Every month the same thing, every year the same thing. I wanted to change, I wanted to do what everyone else was talking about, work from home, be your own boss, start a career online, but I did not know what I was supposed to do.
Now, not everyone is like me, I am sure some of you already have in mind an idea, a project, something you want to pursue but you just need some guidance.
Whether you want to write a blog or you want to sell your personal creations online, whether you want to teach online or maybe just be an affiliate marketer, sometimes it is good to try, learn and see before making a final decision, at least this worked for me.
Wealthy Affiliate Starter pack is for you if:
- you want to start a business on the internet
- want to get training to understand if you are ready for an online business
- want to launch your own e-commerce
- want to write a blog personal or business orientated
- want to learn how to use WordPress
- want to build a website for Free and have no experience
- need help in finding the right keywords
- need a hosting Free platform
- need to understand which direction to take
- want to learn how to get ready for the Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing
- want a course that has videos and tutorials to guide you through step by step
my list could continue on and on but I just want to give you an idea of what Wealthy Affiliate is and what it has to offer.
What does The Starter Pack Free Option include
With the Starter Pack, you will have access to
Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started Course – Level 1
This course will teach you the process of making money online and will give you tools to get in action and start to make money online with your own business.
There are over 10 lessons at this level that will go from
- Getting started on the course, introduction
- Understanding how to make money online
- Learn how to choose a niche
- Learn how to build your niche website
- Setting Up your website
- Getting your website ready for Google
- Learn how to create initial website content
- Learn how to create custom Menus for your website
- Understanding Keywords
- Setting your website up for success
In every class, you will find step-by-step walkthrough videos, written tutorials and specific assigned tasks which are given to you to put into practice every lesson. This means you can start building a successful online
business as you work your way through the course, so you can really begin to earn money as you are learning and advancing in the course.
Two Free Websites –
In the Starter Pack, you will also find included access to the awesome SiteRubix website building platform and also free hosting and domains for two websites that you can begin to build, design and launch, completely for FREE.
Free Access to Jaaxi –
an extremely useful tool that can help you find the right keywords for your site and understand if these keywords are ranking well or not in the main Search Engines of Google Yahoo or Bing. The first 30 keywords are Free for you and that should give you enough materials to be able to write more than a few articles and get your business rolling
Wealthy Affiliate Community –
This might be the last on my list of things that you will get completely free on your starter pack but it is in noway less important than the other factors. I actually believe that Wealthy Affiliate is the way it is because of the support and help that everyone in the Community gives and shares with new members. The community is made by Newbies like yourself but also by many extremely successful marketing entrepreneurs which are there to answer your questions if you have any, to help you if you have a doubt, to push you when you are letting go and giving up.
I know the meaning of this word really well, we all use it sooner or later; I used it for years when I wanted to change how my life and work situation was but I was also scared of not knowing what to do. I was scared of failing, I was scared to leave the things I knew the job I hated for something I had no idea how to develop.
Often we settle for less, even if we are unhappy with this “less”, we also know it very well and when you know something you feel comfortable and do not worry about it.
Often we accept a reality that does not satisfy us because we are scared of changes and the unknown.
We find excuses after excuses and we keep saying tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes.
I took my first step a year ago, I had to look in the mirror and be honest with myself if I was ready to live the rest of my life the way I was living it.
I said NO. I want to build a better life for my kids, I want to give them the understanding that we can dream, we can think big, we can achieve and not settle for less because less is what everyone settles for.
I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate and It has changed my life. I am not here to pretend it did it in a day, not at all.
And if what you are looking for is a quick way to make some money online then, my friend, this might not be for you.
Be ready to work, be ready to apply yourself like it is a job because it would be a job, but one that you can do from home, one that you can control and eventually master.
It will be a job that will change your life.
Ask yourself what do you have to lose? I had nothing to lose, not even the money since I joined for Free.
If you have any questions, anything that you want to understand, any answer you are looking for, any fears, anything at all I am here for everyone that is interested in changing their future.
It is time to Pay it Forward and share success with others.