In the fall of 2015 I decided to build a website. The very first one in my life if you ignore the one in high school.
In high school, building a website was part of CALM curriculum, Career And Life Management, a quick mandatory course. A few brightly coloured pages with a few sentences is what it was.
If that thing can be called a website, then it was a website with severe genetic abnormalities (or code errors 🙂 ). Anyways, my point is I had zero knowledge.
So, one day I asked Google a couple questions and watched several YouTube videos, got some ideas and did what I learned.
I purchased a domain from SiteGround and got a premium theme. Then went into a dashboard and … just didn’t know where and what to click.
For this reason, I left this mess for later and started writing content. When an article was done I managed to insert it along with the picture into a post and published it! Yeah, it was lot of excitement.
In the next couple weeks, using Google and YouTube, I could make a decent looking post that even had a few links. That is it. I could not go beyond that.
I felt that I only grabbed the tip of the massive iceberg. No doubt, Internet is full of website-building information, but it is so scattered and I had so many detailed questions that only one-on-one approach could help.
In short, I urgently needed someone who could teach me how to build a damn website — a mentor, a teacher, someone.
At that time, hiring a tutor was not an option at all.
Because I could spend hours and even days fighting a tiny website bug, I became a bit passive and left that website for some time. Besides, I got busy with some offline, ‘real world’ things.
If you want something badly, then your subconsciousness constantly works in the direction of that ‘want’. So, about 7 months later I somehow stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate claimed not only to teach how to build a website but also how to earn revenue with it. The keyword there was ‘teach’. This is precisely what I was looking for – education.
Although Wealthy Affiliate was (and still is) free to join, I spent some time reading reviews on it anyways.
Finally, I did join. The thing that I love most about this platform is getting an answer for absolutely any question you might have – at any time of the day. What’s even better is you get a hihgh-quality answer, sometimes in a matter of a couple minutes.
What is Wealthy Affiliate University?
Now let’s carefully examine Wealthy Affiliate platform.
Wealthy Affiliate also calls itself ‘Wealthy Affiliate University’. I think Kyle and Carson are too modest because I would call it a ‘Global University of Online Business’ no less than that.
Kyle and Carson are the owners and founders of the platform and both live in British Columbia with their families. Each has more than 10 years of experience in Internet marketing and know effective strategies how to get ranked by Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Any online business is centered around getting ranks because this is what determines the amount of traffic a website gets.
Traffic is simply visitors to a website and visitors is what generates revenue.
If you don’t mind, a little bit of logic here: high Google rankings = lots of traffic = lots of revenue.
All ingenious is simple! Simple, but not necessary easy. Now, Wealthy Affiliate has a simple formula to reach success in online business.
Choose an interest >>> Build a website >>> Get Rankings and Visitors >>> Earn Revenue
Wealthy Affiliate is free to join
Wealthy Affiliate is free to join. It is the only platform in the industry that gives you access for no cost. This tells how confident Kyle and Carson about what they have to offer at the Wealthy Affiliate University.
Immediately after you join, you have an opportunity to build 2 websites without paying a dime!
You also have access to a live help, one-on-one coaching, a keyword search tool, several courses and many other things.
Do you want to start building your website now? Yes, I want to build my own website now.
Wealthy Affiliate premium membership
You will discover the real face of Wealthy Affiliate if you become a premium member, however.
The chances are, is that once you have tried Wealthy Affiliate University as a free member, you will naturally want to upgrade (that was the case with me).
If you upgrade to a premium membership here is summary of the features you will enjoy.
Help and support
I can almost guarantee you that you will not experience a shortage of help and support.
At any time of the day and night, you will be able to use unlimited live help and be able to privately message everyone in the Wealthy Affiliate community (including Kyle and Carson).
You can even request one on one coaching.
Educational resources you will have access to are literally bottomless.
You will tap into countless educational step-by-step tutorials, videos, screenshots, images on any related topic and issue you can imagine.
Website development and maintenance
You will develop and maintain your website or websites without headaches. It means that you will have access to 24/7/365 support for each website you have.
And yes, you can certainly have more than one website. In fact, you can host up to 50 websites!
The hosting that Wealthy Affiliate provides is one of the most secure in the world! All your website(s) will be automatically backed-up, secured and protected from spam!
Now, looking for effective keywords with the Wealthy Affiliate keyword tool will become one of your hobbies becasue it’s so fun!
To boost your google rankings, you will want to use a website feedback and website comment platform.
You will have a productive fun looking at a website health analysis board.
You will be able to set up domain-specefic email accounts or even forward your message to your favorite email account.
If you are picky about design and good looks, thousands of themes and plugins will be at your disposal.
Note, the above list of features you get as a Wealthy Affiliate premium member is not inclusive.
What does it cost to become a premium member?
The cost to become a premium member is $47 USD per month — a great education and support always cost money. This monthly fee is almost nothing if you know the prices of college or university courses nowadays.
Not only does the Wealthy Affiliate University offers agreat education, it’s a right kins of education. The reason is, every day the world becomes increasinly digitized.
Now, if you upgrade within a week of joining, your first month of premium membership becomes $19 USD. Of course, there is a discount if you decide to subscribe for the whole year at once.
At first, it is easy to get disoriented in the amount of educational resources and website tools that are available at Wealthy Affiliate.
However, in a couple of weeks everything gets sorted into shelves in your brain and you really start to appreciate the fact that everything you need is always at your fingertips anytime and every time.
You begin to feel good being a member (or a student, I should say) of such an exceptionally well-thought-through University.
The purpose of Wealthy Affiliate
The sole purpose of the Wealthy Affiliate University is to teach you how to turn your hobby into an income by leveraging the power of the Internet.
In other words, the purpose of Wealthy Affiliate is to teach how to make money by writing GOOD QUALITY centered around your hobby.
If you enjoy your hobby than you will certainly enjoy writing about it. And what is a better way to make a living?
Every day, there are about 3 billion people googling something (or yahooing :)), searching for information, products and services and if you can help them find what they are looking for, everybody wins – you and them!
Personally, every day Wealthy Affiliate gives me more than a mentor I was looking for, much more.
Please keep in mind
The only thing that you need to know price-wise, is that a monthly premium membership at the Wealthy Affiliate University does not include a domain fee.
Simply stated, a domain is your website address. So, it means that every time you wish to build a new website with your very own domain, you will need to purchase that domain.
A domain is about $13-15 USD.
However, Wealthy Affiliate still offers you two SiteRubix website domains for free.
What is a SiteRubix domain?
For example, you want your website address to be www.mytinydog.com. If you want your website address to look exactly like that, you will need to purchase this domain to make it belong to you and no one else in the whole Internet.
If you decide to stay on SiteRubix domain, your address will look like this www.mytinydog.siterubix.com and for this you don’t need to purchase anything, even of you remain a free member.
Start somewhere today!
Ready to become a member of Wealthy Affiliate University and gradually turn your hobby into income?
Don’t put it off until tomorrow, next Monday, next week, next month, next year! How long have you waited already? Start today.
Create your Wealthy Affiliate University account now and get rolling with your online business today! So that you can live a life of financial freedom without ever having to worry about the lack of money.
Once you create your account you will be greeted by me and other members of the University.
See you there!
If you have questions, leave them below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.