I have entitled my video and blog post; watch this video before you start an online business-Black Friday offer! There is a reason why I have called my video this name. I have been creating a series of posts and videos on starting a web business, you can see my previous post here.
I have been working online since 2004, as you can see, I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2014. So I’m actually now starting my ninth year. I’m on my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate, you can actually read my story below. I will leave a link, so that you can read my full story. You can actually set up a free account at Wealthy Affiliate.
When I first came to Wealthy Affiliate in 2014, I was already making money online. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, I started researching Internet marketing and making money online in 2004. I could see the power and the potential of the Internet and yet I didn’t know what to actually do. So I started to carry out my own research online.
I actually ended up purchasing different programs, some of them were scam programs that just did not produce what they said on the package. The problem I had was that I was just working blind and I did know what worked and what didn’t work. Some of the programs that I purchased were just very untruthful. It took me three years to put up my first moneymaking website up. The good thing was that I started making money on the very first day that the website went live!
You Need To Go Through A Training Process
The great thing with the Wealthy Affiliate training platform is that it takes you through a process. I could have probably learnt what I learnt in three years in one month on the Wealthy Affiliate platform. That is because they teach you the correct way and they take you through a process from start to finish.
If you’re a total beginner and you don’t know anything about affiliate marketing or even what it is. The Wealthy Affiliate training platform will take you right through the process and explain everything you need to know. There are many highly successful people now on the platform who joined with absolutely no knowledge of affiliate marketing. They are now highly successful, and some are even bringing the training classes to the platform.
Let’s Take A Look At The Training
Let’s have a look at the training, I have opened up a few tabs so that I can explain the process to you. On the main toolbar, click the training tab and then you will see a menu appears with all sorts of different training.
The best place to start, believe it or not, is at level I and getting started. Even if you are experienced, I would still suggest going through the training, as I did, I know I definitely learned some new things. One thing is for sure, we never stop learning!
The first course is the online entrepreneur certification course. You can see a list of courses, as I mentioned, there is the getting started course, then building your own traffic-producing website, making money, mastering social media engagement and much more!
I have now clicked on training headquarters, you can see that they all sorts of different lessons available to help you move forward. Selected back to the very first lesson, which is getting started.
You can see in the getting started training area that there are diagrams and plenty of information on what to do. The main thing is that there is a video that takes you through the process in a step-by-step way. Towards the end of the page, there is a list of tasks to carry out before you go on to the next lesson. Do not go on to the next lesson until you have completed those tasks. I see too many people jumping the lessons; it doesn’t work! The training has been carefully thought out, and it works, providing you take action! Once you have carried out everything, you need to on the first lesson you can then move on to the second lesson.
Build Your Own Website
The platform shows you how to put up a website, you can actually put up a website without a domain name by using a siterubix domain. Personally, I prefer to purchase a domain, the domains I purchase are normally around $10 per year. I could make this video a couple of hours long, explaining everything on the site, but I want to keep it short and get the point across. I don’t have more YouTube videos and blogs on my website if you require more information.
There are basically three levels at Wealthy Affiliate, the first level is the starter level, which is free. The second level is premium; is the premium package you have everything you need to create an online business. You don’t have to buy anything else apart from a domain name. Although I have a feeling, there may be a free domain for one year as part of the offer.
More Advanced Training
Take a look at some slightly more advanced training. As you see on the navigation bar, we have training, which we were looking at earlier. And we have the classes, which in general is slightly more advanced training. However, the premium training takes you through the process you need to create an online business. Whereas the premium plus classes are slightly more advanced and a bit more of a bonus!
Premium Plus Membership
As I mentioned earlier, you can join the Wealthy Affiliate platform as a starter member for absolutely nothing, you don’t even need a credit card. The free membership is really for people who want a taste of the platform. It also gives you enough to see if you like the platform. I started as a starter member, however, I upgraded to premium immediately as I had read the reviews and I could see the benefits the premium membership offered.
A couple of years ago the premium plus membership became available. So I must admit that I upgraded almost immediately, I like the idea of having the extra training. I can always downgrade if I wanted to; however, I don’t think I will be doing that.
To recap, the premium membership gives you everything you need to start an online business. As I mentioned, premium plus membership is relatively new. Many members have become highly successful by using the premium membership.
Once again, the premium plus membership just gives you a few more bonus videos and a bit more variety. It’s not a necessity, if you have the money available, then I would definitely say it’s worth it. I know plenty of people who are still premium members and doing very well. It’s a personal choice!
Premium Plus Classes
As you can see, we are in the classes section and you can see that the classes with a crown are for premium plus members. The classes with a purple logo are for premium members. So, in other words, if you are only a premium member, you cannot watch the premium classes. If you’re a premium plus member, you have access to absolutely everything!
You can see that within the classes, there are all sorts of different topics, for example, how to write a good review, outlining pillar pages and clusters, using email marketing to build your sites audience, writing buying guides etc. and many more!
See on the right-hand side of the page; there is a calendar for November, when I counted up the classes for November, there are 24 classes available. That’s not quite one per day, but it certainly a lot of training and more than what I have time to watch!
Successful Wealthy Affiliate Members Are Now Producing Some Of The Classes!
As you can see, all the different classes have an author; most of these people started at Wealthy Affiliate with no knowledge. Through working hard, taking action and going through the training they have become highly successful. So much so that they are bringing the training to other members. You can see members like Tim McKinley, Eric, Benji’s Dad, Vitality and many more.
The price for the premium plus membership per year is $499; for the premium membership, it is $299 a year. This is just for the Black Friday offer.
The normal monthly price for premium plus membership is $99 per month. And for the premium membership, is $49 per month. As you can see, the annual membership works out considerably cheaper.
Apparently, there are savings of up to $689 for the Black Friday offer. Of course, as I mentioned earlier, you can set up a free account with no credit card and test the system out to see if you like it. I always recommend people to try with the starter package before purchasing.