WA Review - the best tools of the trade

WA Review - the best tools of the trade


There are many possible routes you could take in an online world of business opportunities. Some years ago I was invited to attend a free information workshop where those who worked out how to do just that shared their knowledge with a room of approximately 800 people. Who were those people in the room? They all had one thing in common - something in their lives didn't go as well as they wished and they were on the lookout for alternatives. I was one of them. This was 2014.

When you are completely new to the world of online business it is a good idea to do your research about what's possible and make an informed decision after that. I decided that affiliate marketing would be a good place for me to start my online business journey. For those of you who are not familiar with the phrase - affiliate marketing is when you become a marketer of someone else's product. Those products can be physical items such as those listed on sites such as Amazon and eBay, to mention a few. Products can also be digital, such as ebooks, training courses, and so on.

I chose a workshop and understood what was said but when it came to implementing that knowledge, I encountered a few bumps. One rather a significant bump - for me. It turned out that the trainer was so good at affiliate marketing that his instructions were very vague to a beginner. And, whilst running an online business is simple, in a nutshell, you need to know how to connect the dots if you know what I mean. This is what I did not know how to do. I was always second-guessing myself and eventually, life took over my online success aspirations.

Then I came across WEALTHY AFFILIATE. The name gives it away. It is a platform for anyone who wants to be successful at affiliate marketing using content writing whilst providing value to prospective clients.

I was introduced to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) by someone who had been actively using it for 2 years. I was attracted to it by a free starter option. During this time, a new member can try out some of the elements the platform provides. For a beginner marketer, you get a chance to set yourself up and get going, providing an opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community, and what your tasks would look like should you decide to give it a go.

By that point in time, I had tried 5 different systems. The main issue I was having was that various elements of an online business were based on different platforms which meant that I had to remember the passwords to those platforms, renewal dates, flicking from one screen to another - too much bother, in short.

The element of WA I love most and one that convinced me to stay with it is their Website builder and accompanying tutorials.

All you need to build your website

As you can see on the screenshot above, just a click of a button on a label Websites opens the links to everything you will need to build a website. Starting with domain registration, setting up a professional email that can be read from here, building the content that will integrate on your website, spellcheck, plagiarism check to be used BEFORE publishing. You can ask the WA community to comment on your content and you can return the favour by providing feedback to others yourself. You will learn that this is something that encourages search engines to find your content on the world wide web of information. Hosting of your website includes some excellent features for which other providers charge a lot of money as an add-on charge which makes WA hosting an excellent value for money. The full list of hosting benefits is listed below.

Hosting and Security

WordPress Hosting that you get with Wealthy Affiliate sites is considered one of the best platforms in the industry. Loading time and security are second to none. The WA hosted website will benefit from:

  • 24/7 managed to monitor the websites
  • 24/7 automated monitoring - in order to maximize your website's performance, security, and general uptime
  • 24/7/365 support - average response time 5 minutes!
  • virus and malware protection
  • powerful servers which mean fast and efficient websites, better ranking and more success for WA hosted businesses

Website Creation

WA makes creating a website a walk in the park. Just one click on SiteContent will open up a window where you can begin writing about your chosen topic. There are some templates to choose from in addition to blank pages for instant use.

To try how easy it is to create a website that is free forever, click here.

Other features that are included with the membership are:

  • Over 51000 add-ons that improve your website's look and functionality
  • Over 3000 website designs to choose from
  • Content Creator with an overview of both published and planned articles on one page, with an integrated publishing option
  • Grammar & spelling checker
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Access to royalty-free images


Wealthy Affiliate gives you an opportunity to purchase your own domains from within the platform at a reasonable cost. No need to go away to other providers. This is very convenient since you can then progress to creating an unlimited number of business email addresses from the WA platform too, with no additional costs. Having a business email account will provide your online business with instant credibility. Once you take this step, you have made a commitment to yourself, thus increasing the rate of your success.

Your domain purchase also includes the following features:

  • SiteSpeed - increasing your website speed
  • SiteProtect - increasing spam protection
  • SiteHealth - analyzing tool for your webs
  • SiteComments
  • SiteFeedback
  • Site SSL - free SSL Certificate (website encryption)
  • is WHOIS Privacy Protection, 24/7 Support, Next Year Guarantee Pricing,
  • Advanced DNS Management & Instant Set-up

Perhaps those words don't mean much to you at the moment but it is great to know what to look out for and where to look when building an online presence. The 'success score' is followed by suggestions to improve so you always know what to do next.

One thing that impressed me about purchasing a domain name from Wealthy Affiliate is that the price you pay is guaranteed for renewal too, and includes SSL certificate which is a must today. If I was to compare this service with any other provider, we are talking about a difference of up to £100 per domain on this item alone. Believe me, I have tried elsewhere.

Behind the scene, security setup is also very much appreciated. You are here to create content, not to spend time learning how to secure your website. This is all included with Wealthy Affiliate.

In my early months, my first website was being attacked by random individuals registering as users whilst I wasn't even actively promoting the website. When I called customer service, they tried to upsell me a security package for hundreds of pounds.

Research Tool

Researching your niche - an area you want to concentrate on and build your business in - as well as potential things to write about relating to the chosen niche, is a very important aspect of the business. Wealthy Affiliate (WA) platform, again, makes this very easy. You can access Jaaxy, the research tool platform with a click of a button straight from the WA platform. Training videos will show you how to effectively search and select keywords that can be then used for content creation.

  • Keyword search - you need to know what people are looking for to be found yourself and let clients see your offer
  • SiteRank - to track your website ranking on Google, Bing, Yahoo in an instant
  • Niche revelation and discovery - weather looking for evergreen niche or ideas for relevant words, you get the results straight away; comprehensive and always improving training is always on hand
  • Reverse engineer successful websites - this analytics tool allows for inspection of the websites and showing what actions make the largest impact on the clients which informs future actions
  • Brainstorm new ideas - this feature enables you to stay on trend within your niche, looking after your clients
  • Uncover profitable domains - choosing the right name for your domain can greatly help your business growth and Jaaxy is here to help with its suggestions

Success Journey

From the moment I took a decision to try the Wealthy Affiliate platform, I was pleasantly surprised by the welcoming culture of its members. I received messages of congratulations and encouragement almost on a daily basis, emails following my completion of steps that I took on my way to online business success. No matter how confident you are, I think that someone's congrats will always make you smile and provide an extra boost to do even more towards your own success. This platform has built-in, easy to follow features to allow for that to happen. It is truly a vibrant community.

Community encouragement is priceless

If anyone needs further clarification, the help is available 24/7/365 from the community of members around the world. There are networking possibilities with 2 million active entrepreneurs. There are always people willing and available to help out with mentoring and support - WA believes in 'paying forward' enabling its member to help and encourage each other on their journey to success. Many of the WA platform users become so enthralled that they are naturally drawn to teaching other people around the world about it - helping them to help themselves, so to speak. This is enabled by the WA ambassadorship program. The system is set up to reward those who are willing to help others with lots of perks; one of the more prestigious rewards is being invited to an all-expenses-paid annual conference in LA.

Wealthy Affiliate Structure

  • URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
  • Founders: Kyle and Carson
  • Operating: 15 years (founded 2005)
  • Helped 2 million budding entrepreneurs
  • Customer support: 24/7
  • Response time: 24 hours, usually respond within a few hours depending on where about in the world you are
  • Training: excellent, step-by-step video tutorials, 750+ updates per year
  • System: integrated, 155 improvements last year
  • Motto: Tomorrow will always be better than today.

Training and Education

All new members get free access to the platform and to the first 10 online lessons. The training videos demonstrate the steps you need to take to set yourself for success at the platform. They walk you through the decisions every entrepreneur will need to make at the beginning of their journey as an affiliate, starting with what sort of products/services you would like to concentrate on. It took me approximately 2 hours to go through the steps and set up, bearing in mind that was somewhat familiar with the terminology - talk of the trade, so to speak. Had I not heard about affiliate marketing before, I might have had to listen to the tutorials more than once and slower but hey, what's the hurry?

As you progress, you get an opportunity to continue with more advanced elements of the business journey. This is accessible when you decide this is something you definitely going to make your focus, or perhaps you need longer, or see more to make a final decision. I decided to go for it and commit long-term almost immediately.


Apart from free membership Wealthy Affiliate offers a premium membership plan at $49 per month. Premium membership plan can be purchased for $459 a year in advance making a cost really competitive at $39 per month.


Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate online business building platform with comprehensive training videos, customer support as well as great community support for budding entrepreneurs. It provides access to all the tools necessary to build and scale an online business regardless of your niche - may it be e-commerce, content marketing, SEO marketing, Amazon affiliate marketing.

Just like you would not buy a house without visiting it, the Wealthy Affiliates lets you try it out without even asking for your credit card details. The starter membership is absolutely free.

You can take as long as you need to look around. If you decide this is something for you within seven days, I can offer you some excellent BONUSES!

  1. Get 59% off your first month of Premium membership which gives you access to all the features of the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
  2. Get access to free personal mentorship from me to ensure your successful setup, including two Facetime of WhatsApp calls.
  3. Access to Diamond Traffic Program - an essential part of getting visibility for any online business.

Claim your BONUS here!

Perhaps you are thinking it's too good to be true... Well, some wannabe entrepreneurs might feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of resources available on the site. However, knowing that your personal mentor is always there to answer the questions that may be frustrating, and the wider WA community will lend a hand when feeling stuck makes all the difference. Following the steps and letting the program guide you, the progress is natural and very real.

Please let me know what your experience with the online business space has been. Have you persevered?