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. 
It sounds like you are a very savvy internet marketer Craig so now I have real suspicions as to why you with all your experience could only get one referral. I have to wonder what Carson is doing working with 25 Information Techies on a daily basis are they stealing their customers referrals? I am aware that IT professionals know how to create backlinks etc and my next question is what else do they do with peoples sites that have been left because their premier memberships were not updated.
Wealthy Affiliate does not steal domains…lol! If you clearly went thru the training which you obviously did not and the fact you were only there a month, were you looking for a fast money making scheme by chance? If you were, you made the right choice of leaving. There are NO SHINY BUTTONS inside Wealthy Affiliate. You were told at the start of the training that having your an online business requires HARD WORK, PERSEVERANCE, and the ability to not just simply give up which you did.

Analyzes the results of the campaign. Finally, you have to measure how your campaign has worked. How many people have opened the mail, I clicked or converted from your email? If you've tried several versions, what has worked best and why? Aim the conclusions for the next time and see how quickly you are launching really effective marketing campaigns. 
Ray, As Malcolm pointed out, WordPress hosting simply means the servers have been optimized for the platform. WordPress can require a little extra care to improve its security and performance, but most any shared hosting plan can accommodate it. If I were to recommend one budget host it would be SiteGround. You can set up a few installs on one of their basic plans and support is quite good. If you’re serious and willing to spend a bit more, Flywheel is a fantastic option from a performance, security and support standpoint, but you’d be limited to one site. My 2 cents.
In the 19th century, the American retailer, Aaron Montgomery Ward, believed that using the technique of selling products directly to the customer at appealing prices could, if executed effectively and efficiently, revolutionize the market industry and therefore be used as a model for marketing products and creating customer loyalty.[16] The term "direct marketing" was coined long after Montgomery Ward's time.
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