Frequently asked questions about Wealthy Affiliate – Answered!

By | August 11, 2015

General questions

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform for anyone that wants to use affiliate marketing to make money with their website. It includes:
– A training program for affiliate marketing; there are 2 main training courses, member-created training, and weekly webinars.
– Web hosting for your websites
– A community. You can blog inside WA, use the live chat, and post questions.
– A keyword tool

For more information, read my full review.

How much does Wealthy Affiliate premium cost?

A premium membership costs $19 the first month, and $47 per month after that. If you get a yearly membership, it’s $359, which equates to about $29,90 per month.

Is there a free trial for Wealthy Affiliate?

Yes, you can start your free trial here. The free trial only gives you partial access to Wealthy Affiliate, but you can follow the first course, which shows you exactly how to set up your website.

Is it possible to use Wealthy Affiliate for free?

Yes. However, as a free member, you don’t have access to all of the options. You’ll still be able to build your free .siterubix websites.

Is there a discount for Wealthy Affiliate?

There is a discount for the first month of membership: $19 for the first month.

Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it?

Depends. If you’re looking for a quick way to make money, this is not what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to build a sustainable online business, this is the best value online course and community there is. For me, it’s definitely worth it. Read my full Wealthy Affiliate review for my experience after one year of membership.

Making money and the affiliate program

Can you make money with Wealthy Affiliate?

There are two ways to make with WA; indirectly and directly.

Indirectly: Yes, the main training course, the Online Entrepreneur Certification training teaches you how to make money online, with your own website. This could be in any niche that has an affiliate programs. I recommend you start out with a website that’s in niche of your own choice. This means your site could be about a hobby of yours. Yes, you CAN make money with your hobbies – online!

Directly: Yes, because you can parttake in their own affiliate program. On Wealthy Affiliate, the WA Bootcamp course will guide you through promoting Wealthy Affiliate. You get paid roughly 45% of what the members pays for their membership, and these affiliate earnings are recurring.

The earnings are as follows:

– Free account referral (with account details set up): $1
– Convert a free member to a paying member, first month ($19 discount): $8
– For a monthly membership, every month after that you’ll earn: $22,50 monthly recurring
– Far a signup to yearly membership, you’ll earn: $175 yearly recurring

How much can you make with Wealthy Affiliate’s affiliate program?

Depends on how many sales you manage to get. There are members that enough referrals to make a full time living just from promoting Wealthy Affiliate. Remember that the commissions are recurring, so if one of your referrals stick around for a long time, you’ll continue to get paid. This gives you an opportunity to really grow your earnings over time.

How quick can you earn with Wealthy Affiliate?

Depends. Most people will make their first sale after a couple of months of work on their website. If you keep working after that, sales should become more frequent.

Is Wealthy Affiliate an MLM?

No. Wealthy affiliate offers an affiliate program, but only pays for your referrals, and not for the referrals of your referrals.

How does Wealthy Affiliate pay you?

If you make money with the WA affiliate program, you’ll get paid with PayPal. There is a payment thresholds of $25, meaning that you have to make at least $25 with their affiliate program to get a payout.

What does Wealthy Affiliate sell?

Memberships, that include access to the premium functions on their website.

Technical questions

Can you build a forum on Wealthy Affiliate?

Yes and no. You can only install WordPress on the WA hosting platform, so you can’t install forum software directly on your domain. However, you can use WordPress plugins to build a forum on your WordPress website.

How do you build a free website on Wealthy affiliate?

It’s pretty simple! I’ve got a full step-by-step video showing how to build a website with SiteRubix, Wealthy Affiliate’s webhosting platform.

What is Site Trust, and how do I improve it?

Search engines will rank websites that have been around for a while slightly higher. The Site Trust statistic on Wealthy Affiliate’s ‘Website Health’ tab is an indication of that. There’s nothing you can do to quickly improve it, the only factor is the time your site has been around. This statistic will improve by about 10% per month.

Is Wealthy Affiliate’s web hosting any good?

So far, over half a year hosting some of my sites with them, I have experienced no down-time at all. Support is great; they answers within minutes. The only slight disadvantage of hosting on Wealthy Affiliate is that you don’t have a cPanel. This means you’re somewhat limited in your hosting options. You’ll only be able to install WordPress, and don’t have an easy way to access your website files (here’s a tutorial on a solution). I prefer using hosting that uses cPanel so you have full control. The other web host, that I use to host most of my sites is Hostgator. They use cPanel, and are pretty cheap.

So, depending on what you want out of of your web host, you can decide to use Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting, or use Wealthy Affiliate without hosting your websites there.

Any other questions?

Do  you have any questions that I haven’t answered in this article? Post them in the comment section below, and I’ll answer them!

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