I’ve written a lot of posts about Wealthy Affiliate. It has been rated the #1 recommended product on my blog for 3 years now and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.
One of the main things I love about Wealthy Affiliate is that fact that it is always changing, hence why I saw fit to write another Wealthy Affiliate review, 2016 edition.
Since I wrote my main review of WA, a lot has changed. Mainly 2 new features, both at no extra cost.
These features are:
I will be going into detail about these 2 new features further down below but for those that are just being introduced to Wealthy Affiliate, let me tell you what WA is all about.
Wealthy Affiliate Review 2016 Edition
What Is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is now a 10-year-old training community that teaches people how to start their own online business.
It’s very rare to find a site or product that has been around for 10 years, especially in the “make money” industry. Most programs that you will find only last a few months (maximum a year) and they are gone, Wealthy Affiliate is here to stay.
Apart from the 2 major updates I’ve mentioned earlier, there are a lot of new updates coming in 2016 and beyond.
WA just keeps getting better and better but it’s still affordable for everyone to try (It’s Free).
What You Get With Wealthy Affiliate
That is a good question, and I’ll be happy to answer that for you. Let me walk you through just some of the features offered within WA.
2 Main Training Courses
Not one, but 2 full training courses that will show you how to start an online business in an easy step by step manner so you can follow through and focus on the important tasks at hand.
One of them is the “Online Entrepreneur Certification Course”, which is a course that will show you how to start your website (in any niche you desire), get traffic to it and make an income.
A Helpful Community
Wealthy Affiliate has a lot of members. I can’t say exactly how much, but I would say somewhere close to 500,000 people have joined WA since it started.
That is impressive!
All day, every day, you can interact with the community using the chatrooms, classrooms, and even blog posts.
You can ask for help anytime too (which is a huge plus) and you are guaranteed to get support 24/7.
There are a lot of members in there that I now consider a “friend”. I’m sure I wouldn’t be here writing this post without the WA community and my mentors in there.
As I’ve said, help is only seconds away with Wealthy Affiliate. With such a huge membership, you are guaranteed that somebody somewhere is going to see your “plea of help” and jump in to answer your questions.
I’m online almost all day too so you can count on me to help you out. You can see my WA profile here.
One thing I would add to this is the site support you get with WA. The WA support team is the fastest I’ve ever seen.
I’ve recently had to start a website for a client using BlueHost and the server went down after 2 hours. I tried contacting the help desk but I didn’t get help for 45 mins.
Not to throw BlueHost under the bus, but this is something that never happens with WA. Not only do they have state-of-the-art serves, they also respond to your issues within seconds. Yes, seconds!
2 Free SiteRubix Websites
If you are starting fresh with your online business, it is a must that you have a website.
Now thankfully, this step has been made very easy (and cheap) by the advancement of platforms such as WordPress.
You should expect to pay around $12 (domain) + $10 p/month for hosting elsewhere but at Wealthy Affiliate, this has been made free.
As a free member, you are allowed to create 2 free websites using the SiteRubix website builder, as a premium member, you can have an unlimited number of free websites.
These websites are yours to keep and run as you wish. As long as you remain a WA member, these websites will always be yours.
If you’d like to cancel your WA membership, you can transfer them to your new hosting which would allow you to keep all your website’s content.
As a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you also have free hosting for your websites, meaning; you do not have to pay $12 a month (each site) to a hosting company.
I have 5 websites hosted on WA, which saves me $60 a month on just hosting, that alone is a huge value for me.
Free Keyword Tool
One thing you are going to need to create content that gets ranked in search engines is a keyword tool.
With such a tool, you will be able to find keywords that have a high search volume and low competition, thus giving you a chance to find and get ranked under keywords that will bring you readers and customers.
You can see my introduction of keywords here.
Wealthy Affiliate offers a free keyword tool as well as part of your membership. You just type in a search term, and it will show you relevant keywords for that phrase. See example below:
*Remember all these tools and services I am mentioning here are of no extra charge.
Weekly Live WAbinar
Every week, WA hosts a live webinar (we call them WAbinars) and as a premium member you will be able to attend live and ask your questions.
Topics change every week. You can see the titles of the past few episodes in a screenshot down below:
The 2 New Features Inside Wealthy Affiliate
Late 2015, early 2016, Wealthy Affiliate released two major updates that have revolutionized the way business is made online.
Their first update was:
With SiteComments, you will be able to get comments on your blog. But why is this revolutionary?
Comments play a huge part of the content of your page. Having a highly active comment area will indicate that your blog is highly engaging to readers, which means you will slowly get a higher rank and also it shows that your blog has social value.
The thing with comments is that as a new blogger, getting comments is hard. If your blog has just launched, chances are you won’t be getting any comments any time soon.
WA changes that by giving you a platform where you can easily “barter” comments with other members.
Let me tell you how it works:
You go into the SiteComments area pictured below, and for every 2 comments you submit for others, you can ask for 1.
Simple, as that.
A lot of services offer this but most it is spam. However with WA, there are guidelines and rules to submitting comments (like uniqueness, engagement, etc). This will guarantee that your blog post will only receive high-quality comments related to your blog post.
Now on to the latest update of Wealthy Affiliate, which was released early 2016. As co-founders Kyle & Carson mentioned in late 2015, WA is going to get some major updates and they sure came out with a bang.
You can now purchase domains from Wealthy Affiliate and it will come setup with:
- Free privacy
- Free email address for website: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Free hosting
- Free automated backups of your site
- Fee Tech support (which I’ve already mentioned how quick they are)
You can see the video explaining the new SiteDomains feature by clicking the thumbnail below:
1,500 words deep and I haven’t even begun to explain all the features that are available inside WA.
I know you’re busy so I don’t want to keep you here reading a 6,000-word blog posts when you can easily check it out for yourself.
Instead, I would like to give you some more details about WA.
How Much Does Wealthy Affiliate Cost?
Before I tell you how much WA costs, I would like for you to imagine how much you will be willing to pay for some of the features I’ve just mentioned. Remember:
- Free hosting
- Free websites
- Free keyword tool
- Free weekly webinar
- Free training courses
- Free 1000 of hours of video training
- A 24/7 helpful community and top class support system.
Just think of a number I’ll wait.
Easily, this program should cost at least $100 a month, right? I’ve bought products that were advertised for $97 a month and they were absolutely horrible.
But what if I told you that you can join WA for as little as $359 for one year? If you decide to join WA, you will have all the features I’ve just told you for less than $1 a day.
Everything you need to start, run, maintain and grow your online business is available for less than a bar of chocolate costs!
I’ve been a yearly member for 4 years now but I did spend some time on a month-to-month membership.
The monthly membership will cost you $47 per month. Slightly more than the $1 a day but I guess you would agree that it is still worth the price.
But hold on, you can also join WA for free too.
They offer free membership for all those that would like to try WA out for a bit and see what all the hype is. You will also be offered a 1-month premium membership for a discounted offer of $19 for your first month.
Is that a good deal or what?
Yes, it is, it is a great deal… but do you really need Wealthy Affiliate right now?
If you are wanting to start your own online business, then yes you do need Wealthy Affiliate, at least a free membership.
All the tools and training you need are there and now it’s just up to you to decide if you really want to start your online business.
Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?
It has worked for me quite well. I now run full-time online business thanks to WA.
But don’t take my word for it; read this story of a young blogger that joined WA and is now making $10,000 a month.
If you are doubtful that WA works, I suggest you read that post.
Here’s also some success posts that members leave on WA:
My Final Opinion Of Wealthy Affiliate
I have absolute trust in WA and how it can help you achieve your online business goals.
It’s my #1 rated product and seeing all the updates that are coming to Wealthy Affiliate in 2016 and beyond, I have full confidence in it remaining my #1 resource for bloggers and online marketers.
I invite you to check it out. You can join as a free member through this link here.
Thank you for reading and do not hesitate to ask your questions down below. I would also love to hear your thoughts and your experiences with WA.