Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth The Money? This Is What I Think…
Many people join Wealthy Affiliate with the wrong attitude.
They are often eager to make a tonne of money and want it right away, yesterday. Actually, I probably joined with a similar mindset initially.
I was full of doubt and wanted to know how long it took for people to make money – I didn’t want to waste my time.
Despite everything they DO say at Wealthy Affiliate, (such as, it takes a lot of work, it takes time and so on) I guess I hoped it would be different for me.
Maybe you’ve had a similar experience with other things you’ve joined?
Perhaps it’s human nature to always have that inner hope that amazing things will happen to you, without you actually putting in the effort.
That incredible opportunities will just fall in your lap and it will all be plain sailing from there.
Well, reality check. For a majority of people out there, it will take time and work.
For some people creating their blog, or niche site
– they could be working hard every week and not see a single sale for 3 months… 6 months… 9 months… over a year in some cases.
But for those who do stick with it and adapt and learn, they will eventually see results and start breaking through those barriers.
Useful post: How to make your first affiliate sale online.
Wealthy Affiliate Cost:
WA is $49 a month and that’s a high investment for some people, I know it certainly was for me. Especially if you don’t see results for several months, or more.
I came online to make money, not spend it. But pretty soon, I realised that I knew nothing.
There is so much to say for getting decent training online, because you just don’t realise how much you can learn and how much this can benefit you – for the rest of your life.
I am personally a yearly paying member at WA and went on to a yearly membership a couple of months after I joined.
A couple of months in, you can pretty much tell whether you want to be in it for the long haul or not and the yearly saving is so good, that it just makes sense to go with it.
Since the yearly membership cost under $30 a month – it’s really fantastic value for everything you get.
Super Slow Progress – It Can Happen!
In my first year, I made a tonne of mistakes, I made too many websites and spread myself too thin – plus, the niches I went into were not great options.
I could have given up after a few months and that’s exactly what most people do.
You will want to give up at various points, multiple times. Even after you’re making a bit of money, you will want to give up sometimes.
However, the funny thing is, one of those first websites I created, brings me in about $50-$100 a month now and I have barely touched it in the last year.
(I plan to go back to that site this year, I wrote about it over here).
It doesn’t even rank very well in google and doesn’t get much traffic, but it’s highly product based and sales come in.
Really, that should tell me I need to work on it, because there is more earning potential there. However, it’s very easy to spread yourself too thin.
$50-$100 a month is not very much… but that’s still $600-$1200 a year, with minimal effort to upkeep. Not to shabby for zero work.
Plus, around six months ago, it was only making around $25 a month on that same site, so the income grew – even when I did nothing.
Now, that will not continue forever if I leave it entirely, I’ll need to do a bit of upkeep. But maybe you can see the potential there.
In my first year at Wealthy Affiliate, I made a LOT LESS than I ever intended to. But I still made well over $1000.
There are people making full time incomes online by their yearly Wealthy Affiliate anniversary and I know a bunch of people who have – but I wasn’t one of them.
On the other side of things, there are still people who have not made a dime within their first year and I notice a many common themes when that situation arises..
Useful post: 12 reasons why your website isn’t making money.
Anyway, the point is – if you could gain a massive online education, that could help you profit online for years to come and you managed to earn your membership fees back, (minimum) every month – would that be worth it to you?
You have to remember, a lot of people, (a majority) either don’t take action, or don’t take the right action.
Most people do not put the work in required. Or sometimes, they put the work in, but skip a lot of the training, or just don’t follow it correctly.
Everyone is guilty of procrastination sometimes, (myself included) but if you can really carve out the time to work on your business for, at least, a solid 10 hours a week and you stick to that – you will learn so much and you will see results.
The more work you put in, the quicker the results. But it’s not just about volume and time, you need to make sure you’re following all the training carefully, if you really want to see the best results.
An interesting statistic is that 30% of premium members that leave, return again in the future!
I’ve had a bunch of referrals return to WA, some a couple of times.
Their reasons for leaving in the first place are generally either – that they can’t dedicate the time required to make good use of the membership, or they can’t motivate themselves to do the training at that point.
Alternatively, they are sometimes having monetary issues and want to return when they feel they can afford the training.
The fact that so many do return, shows how much people value the program, the training and the community.
For many people, it’s a great place to connect to others in the same boat, but also just to connect to others in the online business world.
Value wise, it’s getting even better right now, as they’re in the process of rolling out various new features and updated training throughout the year.
One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate, is the training grows and grows each week from the live training & member training uploads.
That means it’s constantly growing and evolving and you have new opportunities to learn something new all the time.
What’s your opinion about the cost and have you found the training valuable?
Leave me a comment below!
All the best,