More for Beginners
All training in Wealthy Affiliate are geared towards teaching beginners how to find a profitable niche, build a website and promote affiliate products.
There is lack of advanced trainings like how to build a funnel, conversion optimization, and other strategies that can accelerate growth of your existing online affiliate business.
However, I am not saying Wealthy Affiliate is not workable for intermediate or advanced marketers.
Many of them whom I met have benefited here by taking advantage of the affiliate opportunities offered to them.
Here are two examples:
Experienced marketers can also benefit from WA by building a brand name for themselves in their respective niche.
This can be achieved by creating own training and sharing of valuable post inside Wealthy Affiliate.
Other benefit includes hosting SSL Certificates websites that is free in Wealthy Affiliate but charged by other major hosting providers.
Takes a Long Time to See Results
Since Wealthy Affiliate focuses mainly on free traffic to generate income, it will take longer time to see result compared with members in Stack That Money forum applying paid traffic method.
I started to earn my first commission with Wealthy Affiliate on the second month after actively building my blog.
But to be realistic, it can takes around 2 to 3 years for you to make sufficient income and quit your 9-5 job, if you are working on WA part-time.
I’ve seen some full time members achieving success in less than a year. But it really takes a lot of hard work and sleepless nights to be like them.
Are you ready for this?
I mean ready with some alternative income that can support you while you build your online affiliate business. And also ready physically fit to work on it day and night.
To be honest, not many people will have patience for this. I used to be like that.
Stopped working on my blog for 18 months due to my 9-5 job commitment that compensate me with big pay check.
I was literally blinded with all the perks I received working for others. Literally forgotten my ultimate goal is to achieve financial freedom.
But I was lucky.
Something happened at workplace that gave me a buzz to re-start my journey with Wealthy Affiliate.
The only reason I am doing this, other than achieving financial freedom, is to have more flexibility in deciding how I want to spend my time.
I just can’t bring myself to give up such a great program that can bring me closer to achieving my dream.
No matter what program you join, there’s no overnight success. If there’s one, I bet it won’t be sustainable.
Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. None gave me anything like Wealthy Affiliate.
Please prove me wrong if you ever found one.
Not Many Paid Marketing Courses
Training in Wealthy Affiliate is comprehensive but it's undeniably not all-inclusive.
This program focuses a lot on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to generate free traffic to your website.
Content marketing is well-taught in Wealthy Affiliate but not paid marketing. Paid marketing is only taught on a very superficial level.
To be very honest, I would not recommend you to join Wealthy Affiliate if your intention is to make money with paid marketing.