The basic courses are entirely free under which you can make two free websites using Wordpress themes and gain the necessary knowledge to get traffic to your website. The basic courses of Affiliate Bootcamp section are also free from which you will gain the basic knowledge of getting free referrals to any online work companies you work as well as within Wealthy Affiliate. You can earn up to 15% commissions from your referrals within WA as a free member whereas 50% commissions as a premium member. You will also get two free websites as a free member forever till you want to be a member of Wealthy Affilaite. However, basic courses only give you the basic knowledge from which it will take time for you to earn. But, in order to become an expert, to learn everything provided by Wealthy Affiliate, and to earn a good income, you need to take the advanced training courses and for that you have to pay the membership amount of $19 in the first month (discount offer for our referrals only) and then after, $47 (now $49) per month or $359 per year if you want to continue. When you become confident with Wealthy Affiliate program, it is better to go after yearly membership because if you pay monthly, it will be $47 (now $49) per month, but if you go for yearly, then it will be $29.9 per month because yearly membership cost is only $359 per year. But the basic training courses are entirely free and from those free courses also you will get lots of help and ideas to succeed in your online career, not only in WA but any other online work companies as well. 
Can you run a successful business by only using the free membership option at Wealthy Affiliate? Well, you can, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, I recommend you sign up for the free Wealthy Affiliate membership as a way to try things out. Honestly, the free membership is set up to be a bit of a teaser to get you to sign up for premium eventually, but most of us expect that going in. What’s nice about it is you can judge for yourself, based on the free membership, whether it is worth it for you to sign up for premium. Ultimately, only you can decide if Wealthy Affiliate is high quality or not. You will get more than enough of an idea by signing up for their free membership option. On average, about 1 in every eight people upgrade to a premium membership.
Hello Ray, DON’T leave your domain with Wealthy Affiliate. It’s not a good idea to have your host be your domain manager as well – especially those guys. You want to maintain full control over your domain and it’s best to use a dedicated registrar for this purpose. A few I would recommend are: Google Domains ($12/year and free privacy), NameCheap (free privacy), and Hover (little more expensive but the best domain management interface out there). You’ll find that you’ll likely switch services from time to time if you stick with IM, and it’s a huge benefit to not have all of your eggs in one basket.
…But doesn’t being an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate make me just another one of those affiliate marketers who is being biased and just trying to make a buck off of you? Well, ummmm…. Sort of! But at least I’m honest about it, right? I hope you give me a chance by continuing to read this Wealthy Affiliate review. I have no intention of making this one big sales pitch. I just want to provide you with the information and allow you to make your own decision. If I get a commission, great! If not, that’s ok too. Here’s a screenshot of my Wealthy Affiliate profile.
I repeatedly asked, in the general forum, for help on finding out how to do what I was led there to do. I had NO interest in creating a Wordpress blog page that would promote Wealthy Affiliates. And yet, this was all they seemed to cover. I kept asking questions and received several responses to just go through the training. For what? To buy into the gimmick? Tell me EXACTLY which training of the 10 to go to so that I don't waste my time. After all, you're selling yourself to me for me to buy into your membership at some point.
Why We Wrote this Guide? Online marketing moves at the speed of light. To keep up, you need a strong foundation with the judgment to think critically, act independently, and be relentlessly creative. That’s why we wrote this guide — to empower you with the mental building blocks to stay ahead in an aggressive industry.There are plenty of guides to marketing. From textbooks to online video tutorials, you can really take your pick. But, we felt that there was something missing — a guide that really starts at the beginning to equip already-intelligent professionals with a healthy balance of strategic and tactical advice. The Beginner’s Guide to Online Marketing closes that gap.
About earnings, it depends upon a time you can manage to build your website by learning the Wealthy Affiliate lessons. For example, if you can write 4-5 contents/articles per week, then you can get a good amount of traffic within a month and after 2-3 months you can apply with affiliate programs like Amazon, eBay or apply with advertisement networks like Google AdSense and start to make money. So, it depends upon how much time you can manage. More time means more money.
In many developed countries, direct mail represents such a significant amount of the total volume of mail that special rate classes have been established. In the United States and United Kingdom, for example, there are bulk mail rates that enable marketers to send mail at rates that are substantially lower than regular first-class rates. In order to qualify for these rates, marketers must format and sort the mail in particular ways—which reduces the handling (and therefore costs) required by the postal service. In the US, marketers send over 90 billion pieces of direct mail per year.[46]
You can do the marketing of anything through your that site. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to make the site in your own subject of interest, in your own niche and drive traffic into that site and making money out of it. So, that is not limited to anything. You use that site for any purpose, to market anything. That is why we have said through Wealthy Affiliate we can learn to earn from our own website, from the companies like eBay, Amazon Google Adsense etc., and many more. So, we have used "etc." and "many more" which means there are still much more things you can do. Hope now you understand.
You have completely got the wrong idea about Wealthy Affiliate and from your comment, we can be sure that you have never tried working with Wealthy Affiliate. First of all, WA never teaches you to promote WA only. You can find out that its main courses only focus to make a website in any subject of your interest and make a money from that website either by applying with affiliate companies like Amazon, Booking.com and so on or if you don't want to sell anything or recruit anyone, then it will teach you the best-proven way to drive traffic to your website so that you can simply earn by displaying the advertisement of services like Google AdSense, Media.net and so on without promoting anything or recruiting anyone. It also provides a weekly webinar to support the members. It provides 24 hours of help where you can ask anything to clear your confusion. Even it separates the courses about promoting WA. Those who want to promote WA, they need to take separate courses known as Affiliate Bootcamp, not the main courses of WA and even that Affiliate Bootcamp course not only teaches to promote WA but also teaches to promote any companies to get the affiliate commission. So, it's better you first try it by yourself before making lots of guesses. And our other websites are de-reviews and de-traveltips. If you join WA, you can find plenty of members with whom you can talk openly and ask them about their websites from where they are making money. You can find more than 90% of websites which are making money but not promoting WA.
The learning something new that someone brought up, but it’s a lot to pay for, and most of these people don’t validate anything-oh they made money? Wow, is it consistent, did you work hard at it, promote something other than WA and bait and switch people and what not. Those are behind the scenes, and even if some people have had success, it’s through WA boot camp, and they spend forever doing it. I’m sticking around for more comments to post/pages and a couple other things, but yeah I though about that already. Only time will tell right?

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I am a HUGE fan of the “freemium” business model. Wealthy Affiliate follows that model by offering a free membership account. The free membership gives you limited access in the Wealthy Affiliate dashboard. Some of your access lasts forever, such as some of the training videos and community features, while other features only last for a limited time, such as the live chat feature. Here is what you get with the free Wealthy Affiliate Membership:
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, consumers spent $453.46 billion on the web for retail purchases in 2017, a 16.0% increase compared with $390.99 billion in 2016. That’s the highest growth rate since 2011, when online sales grew 17.5% over 2010. Forrester predicts that online sales will account for 17% of all US retail sales by 2022. And digital advertising is also growing strongly; According to Strategy Analytics, in 2017 digital advertising was up 12%, accounting for approximately 38% of overall spending on advertising, or $207.44 billion.
Promoting WA is a tired and oversaturated niche. They have funneled users into this niche to further their own SEO and to turn their customers into their marketing team, but I believe WA’s best days are far behind them. The lessons they provide are alright, but the tools they give you to work with are pretty bad. For example, there is no way you can use their hosting platform and WordPress installer to set up a successful site. There may be sites which are doing well on their platform, but they were built 6-8 years ago and are well indexed by now. Removing this from the equation significantly lessens the value of their membership.
When Wealthy Affiliate first started in 2005, it was a list of hot keywords for those wishing to make money by promoting affiliate links on Google Adwords. That was actually a fast (but risky) way to make money. So, if you had money to invest up front, it was indeed possible to get rich quickly. And that’s why Kyle and Carson called their website Wealthy Affiliate. They were showing people how to get rich through affiliate marketing. The clue is the name.
In 1967, Lester Wunderman identified, named, and defined the term "direct marketing". Wunderman—considered to be the father of contemporary direct marketing[19][20]—is behind the creation of the toll-free 1-800 number[16] and numerous loyalty marketing programs including the Columbia Record Club, the magazine subscription card, and the American Express Customer Rewards program.[21]
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