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As an insider, I think I can tell you one or two things about how things go at the Wealthy Affiliate University (WA, shortly said). As a member for over 3 years now, it has become my second home.
Wealthy Affiliate Teamwork
WA is a pay it forward community. Everyone is sharing their own knowledge and the knowledge of others. We all are team members and help each other whenever we can. This is such a unique experience. When I just became a member of the WA community, I had some problems with placing a verification code on my website and a total stranger spent a couple of hours to make things clear to me, that was such an amazing experience!
What is the WA website builder?
WA has an integrated website builder. You do not need to know anything about coding. You can just click a couple of buttons, and a fully functional website is created for you. They say you can do this within 30 seconds. But that’s not going to work when you are not experienced. I have used the website builder multiple times, and I do accomplish it within that time. But you will trip over some parts. Eg. Chose a domain name. Chose a name for your website. And Which theme? In fact, you do not have to worry about that, because with one click of a button you can delete the designed website again and start all over.
How does the WA community forum work?
When you are in, you can meet all members. There is a follow system like Facebook has. And when you start following members, an automatic email notification comes into force. And you’ll be notified whenever there are blogs or questions published by the people you are following. It also works the other way around. Your followers get a notification when you publish something.
How do you communicate with fellow members?
Beneath every blog and question, you can reply forth and back. There is also the opportunity to send Private Messages when you feel the urge to talk about something in private. The live chat provides the unique opportunity to connect directly with community members online and is often used for content and development questions. When you would start an account today, you can instantly go into the live chat and ask any question you like. Live chat is available 24/7/365.
What is the WA training about?
There are 2 training courses at WA.
- The certification course: Is specialized to create a solid foundation for your niche website. And to educate you about all the ins & out of the affiliate marketing world.
- The Bootcamp: Also specialized in building a solid foundation, but your niche will be the promotion of WA.
What is WA membership training?
All members get the opportunity to share their own knowledge at WA (and earn a bit from it). When you are a member for 3 months, you are allowed to write your own tutorials or make a training video to share. There are through the years thousands of membership tutorials available about the most divergent subjects. To name a few (click on them to access):
- Psychology of Colors on your Website
- Applying for AdSense
- How To Create Featured Images For Your Blog With Canva
You name it on the level of internet marketing, and we have it!
What is the Jaaxy Keyword Tool?
Jaaxy is an advanced keyword research tool and functioned, until recently, totally separated from Wealthy Affiliate. Since a couple of weeks, this tool is integrated into the WA platform and the lite version is free to use for every WA premium member. Keyword research is very important when you want a successful online business. After all, the Google and Bing bots are crawling every website looking for the best content. With the best 4-5 keywords you can inform the bots what your article is about. And they can bring your website forward to the searchers.
Does Wealthy Affiliate work for everyone?
The Wealthy Affiliate educational program is for everybody the same. And still, you see enormously successful people, while others do not make a dime. You can, of course, blame the program for that, but that wouldn’t be fair. Not everyone is working the same with the program. It’s hard to say, what causes these differences. There are countless differences among the students. Not only in the time they put into their website and education, also the personal social networks, their backgrounds, their computer knowledge, their IQ. As I said, there are so many factors playing a role in succeeding online or not.
Can you make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
Yes, you can. And your next question will be: But when? That’s hard to say. Read the previous paragraph again. Some make money within a month, some after a few months, for some it’ll take a year, and some will never make any money. Does this make Wealthy Affiliate a scam? No, I don’t think so. Every education has drop-outs, mediocre students, and Cum Laude. It’s totally up to you which one you decide to be.