Wealthy Affiliate Offers Two Directions Of Training
Here at OEFF (Online Educaton For Financial Freedom) my interest and passion is helping people find ways to learn how to find financial success, even financial freedom, from starting a business online.
My purpose is to help you find legitimate programs among all the scams there are online so you won’t waste your hard-earned money on something that promises the moon and delivers a dud.
Today in this post, I’m going to tell you abour a training program that can help you make significant money online by promoting a website called Wealthy Affiliate. In the interest of full disclosure, I have been a member of Wealthy A ffiliate for almost three years now, and am very familiar with what the website offers.
You may have heard about Wealthy Affiliate. There are probably hundreds of reviews of WA online, most of them written by WA members themselves. The reason for this is because WA encourages its members to write a review. I’ve written two of my own. My first review, and an update.
WA is one of many websites promoting affiliate marketing. Is it the best? I can’t give a defintite yes, but you would be hard pressed to find a better program.
2 Training Programs
Wealthy Affiliate offers two directions you can go with their training.
Online Entrepreneur Certification
The Online Entrepreneur Certification training consists of 5 courses, with the goal of teaching you the secrets of earning an online income in affiliate marketing in any niche you may be interested in. The five courses are:
- Getting Started.
- Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website
- Making Money!
- Mastering Social Engagement
- Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation
The green bars indicate how much of each course I have completed. As you can see, I still have to complete any of them, although I’m pretty close on the first two. The reason that I haven’t moved farther along is that I decided to focus my efforts on the second direction you can go with the training.
This direction of training focus on the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. One of the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate is their affiliate program. Here’s the breakdown of what WA pays affiliates for bringing new members to the training platform:
As you can see, even people who are in the free Starter Program can earn money by referring people to Wealthy Affiliate. It’s important to note that you will not earn anything for referring free Starter members. It’s only when a member decides to enter the paid Premium side of the training that commissions are earned.
As you can see from the screenshot above, when someone decides to go premium, if they pay monthly, which costs $39 per month, you earn only $8 for the first month because that first month only costs $19, and you earn $23.50 of each $39 that the premium member pays for each month thereafter.
That’s about 60% of the premium for the affiliate, which could be you.
If the new premium member decides to pay annually, that price is $359. If you’re the referring affiliate, you get $175 of that. You get about 49% of the price paid annually.
Most people decide to pay the annual premium to save money.
The main reason that the commission percentage is lower for the annual premium is that each November WA offers a Black Friday sale, where you can lock in a $299 annual price from then on. Now we’re back up to about 60% commission.
This is a great affiliate program offering significant money.
In order to help affiliates garner more referrals, Wealthy Affiliate has decided to implement the Affiliate Bootcamp training.
Bootcamp training consists of the following seven courses:
- Getting Your Business Rolling
- Content, Keywords and Conversions
- Giving Your Site Social Value
- Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media
- Knowing Your Audience & Catapulting Your Referrals
- Bing, Yahoo, & the Power of PPC
- How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns
Here’s a screenshjot of the lesson plan:
Notice that the green bars are much more complete.
Promoting Wealthy Affiliate is in the MMO (Make Money Online) niche. It’s a competitive niche, but if you are persistent and consistent, you can earn a decent income in this niche, and as you can see from the above information, once you start to bring in referrals you will begin to earn money.
Wealthy Affiliate tells us that about 1 in 8 referrals will go premium. Results vary for each of us, but still, a percentage of your referrals will make you money by upgrading their training. The average is around 12%.
It Makes Sense
It makes sense for WA to offer specialized training for their affiliate program. The more referrals that come to the site, the more money that both the site and the affiliate will make. The more affiliates that there are promoting the website, the greater the earnings.
This not only helps affiliates earn a great income, it also lets the website stay current and upgrade services for its members.
As an added incentive, Wealthy Affiliate provides an all-expense paid 4-day conference held annually in Las Vegas for those affiliates who bring in at least 300 premium members during the preceding calendar year. Usually 20-30 super affiliates attend this conference each year.
It’s an opportunity for the super affiliates to get together, compare notes, and learn about upcoming changes and improvements at Wealthy Affiliate.
Here are a few links to posts written by super affiliates on returning from the 2020 conference in Las Vegas:
One of my goals is to earn my way into the Vegas conference. I haven’t made it yet, but I’m hoping, and planning on, this being the year.
From what the attendees say, it’s a great experience and a great reward for working harder than most to reach the 300 premium referrals needed.
If you’d like to help me reach the Las Vegas conference, and help yourself start your own online business, tap on one of the links near the beginning of this post or on the banner below and sign up for the free Starter courses. There’s no obligation to continue, and you might just find out that it’s right up your alley.
If you ARE thinking about starting your own online business, my advice is to go ahead and take the plunge. Waiting around won’t do you any good. The time will pass anyway, why not put it to good use and GET STARTED!
This post contains affiliate links. The FTC requires me to notify you that if you click on an affiliate link and end up purchasing a product, I will be paid a commisson. No problem there, that’s what affiliate marketing is all about.
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