At first glance, you may think Wealthy Affiliate is just another affiliate program. This is not true! Do not let the name deter you from this awesome program.
While there is an affiliate marketing side, you do not have to participate in any form of affiliate marketing. You can still use their platform and resources to create your own blog, website or online business… totally FREE!
As a free member (also referred to as Starter member), you are able to create up to 2 free websites. But don’t let the title Starter member scare you off. There is no time limit for your FREE membership and the websites you create are yours for as long as you decide to maintain them.
The Sales Pitch
When you first join, they do offer you a special promotional discount to upgrade to Premium (can’t really fault them since they are a business, after all). You have 7 days to claim the promo but, like I said, it is totally optional.
Don’t worry, you will not receive daily emails pestering you to upgrade. They understand that not everyone is out there looking for the latest business opportunities or are into affiliate programs and online marketing.
If you’re curious to see the difference between the two membership levels, read my post Free vs Premium Membership.
Otherwise, rest assured that you can certainly create your free fully customizable website with free domain name and free hosting without participating in any affiliate marketing.
Getting Familiar With Wealthy Affiliate
As any level member of Wealthy Affiliate, you have the ability to create YOUR OWN website or business as you would like it to be. You do not need any experience in web design or coding.
As a free member, you will receive:
>> FREE unique domain
>> FREE customizable websites
>> FREE website hosting
>> FREE website backup
>> FREE keyword research tool
>> FREE step-by-step training
>> FREE video walk-throughs
>> FREE community support to answer your questions 24/7
How awesome is that?!
Not sure what type of website to start? How about…
- a parenting blog?
- a website about your music or artwork?
- an ecommerce store selling items, music or books/ebooks?
- a website about your favorite hobby?
- a movie review site?
- a website about vegan lifestyle?
- a sports website?
- a travel blog?
- a recipe website?
- a makeup tutorial blog?
- a celebrity gossip site?
The possibilities are endless. There are thousands of ideas and niches you can create a website or business around.
What is your passion?
What do you enjoy talking about?
If you join my team, you would be able to message me directly on Wealthy Affiliate any time you need help. I can give you tons more ideas to get you started.
24/7 Community Support
Speaking of getting help, in addition to reaching out to me, during your first 7 days you will also have 1-on-1 access to the owners, Carson and Kyle. They are very friendly and helpful and always respond to messages.
You can also throw out your questions to the extremely active community. With thousands of active members, there is always someone online ready to help. Get answers to your questions within minutes.
I was so surprised when I first joined. Day one, fellow members were welcoming me and letting me know if I ever got stuck they were available to answer my questions. It was very reassuring to me that there are so many people willing to give you advice to help you succeed.
Lessons and Video Trainings
There are also a huge amount of video tutorials, video walk-throughs and lessons available to help you create and run your website. And yes, you have access to them as a free member.
Once you get your website going, they also show you how you can monetize your site with Amazon, Google Adsense and other programs. Displaying ads on your site is a great way to generate income and make money online from your visitors.
Taking The First Step
There is so much more to Wealthy Affiliate and I would love for you to be on my team. I can help you brainstorm on ideas, give you tips and advice.
To join my team, click here and a new window will open. After you register, complete Step 1, which is watching the introduction video then finish setting up your account (which includes selecting a username and setting your goals). After you have completed your profile set-up, send me a direct message (if you want) and we can chat about what type of website you are thinking about creating. My username is MiMiMichele.
Hope to see you there!