This is one of the most asked questions at Wealthy Affiliate and today I want to explain a couple of things that many folks seem to miss.
- Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a get rich quick scheme
- Wealthy Affiliate is an education program that teaches you how you can make money online.
- The ways of making money are as diverse as the members themselves.
A Word Of Warning On Get Rich Quick Programs
The only people who get rich are the ones who set up the get rich quick program and sell it to you. There really is no way anyone can get rich in seven days while they sit on the beach. I was warned years ago about this type of scheme and the person who told me said, “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck“. If it is too good to be true then you can pretty much guarantee it is not true and you will get ripped off.
The only way you will ever get rich quick is to win the lottery or be lucky enough to be the sole beneficiary in a very rich relative’s will. Get rich quick schemes are pretty much scams. They make false or misleading claims to get you in (often called bait advertising). The cost is usually minimal, often as little as $5. Once they have you in you find there are a number of very expensive up-sells you have to buy to get the program to actually work for you. When you have bought one up-sell it will soon be followed by another. These schemes can end up costing you far more money than you will ever make with them.
I learned years ago never to trust anything that didn’t offer a free trial. There are still a couple of programs around who will do this. Autoresponders such as GetResponse and AWebber will both give you a 30 day trial before they ask you to sign up to their paid service. Wealthy Affiliate University will also give you a free trial.
Education & Support
Education and support are vital to your success when it comes to making money online. Without proper education on the steps you need to take to succeed you will simply be stumbling from one mistake to another and probably will give up in despair. Even with the proper education you will make mistakes but this will not be an insurmountable problem that leads you to despair. You will have support right there at your finger tips to help you overcome your problem and learn from your mistakes.
Many programs claim to offer support but it usually means putting in a support ticket and then waiting for a reply. This can take days before you can get an answer to a question you want right now. With some programs you don’t get any support on weekends and public holidays.
The reason eveyone wants to get their business online is to have it reach a world wide audience who may be looking for the product the site is promoting. When a problem pops up they want answers quickly. No one wants to wait days for an answer so it is important to have help available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Neither do you want the help of someone who isn’t quite sure of what they are doing. You want the help of experts. It is important to learn from the experts who are always there to help you when you need it.
Get It Right First Time
So many people try joining program after program looking for the answers to their questions. All they are doing is throwing good money after bad. Some of the programs give a money back guarantee but there are some who make it almost impossible to get your money back. It is better to join the right program first rather that try to jump through the hoops some programs put you through to get your refund.
If you buy a program through ClickBank you are definitely guaranteed to get your money back. You simply contact ClickBank and the money is returned to you withing a day or so. This is the safest way to buy any program that does not offer you a free trial to make sure it is what you want.
Some sites who offer a free trial will also ask you for your credit card details when you sign up even though it is free. This is common practice for many sites and as soon as your free trial offer ends they will take their full payment out of your credit card. Most of these sites wont warn you your free trial is up so be sure to keep track and cancel before your trial ends it it isn’t what you want.
How To Make Money
This is what a lot of people ask when they join Wealthy Affiliate. As I said in the beginning people make money is different ways. Because they get two free websites when they sign up for free at Wealthy Affiliate most people start by building a niche site. Having a website to use as you work through the step by step training sessions makes it easier to learn.
As you are aware people learn in different ways and Wealthy Affiliate delivers their training to accommodate the different ways people learn. There are video training sessions as well as step by step written instructions. At the end of each lesson you are given tasks to do to practice what the lesson has covered.
There are several ways people make money
- Create an Affiliate Site to sell the Wealthy Affiliate Program
- Select a niche and promote products that you create. These can be anything from Ebooks to jewelry and any number of things in between.
- Build a website and sell it.
- Create websites for local businesses.
- Create courses and training for members within Wealthy Affiliate.
- Create a program and sell it
That is just a small snippet of what Wealthy Affiliate members are doing to make money. Everything they need to create their own income stream is taught by Wealthy Affiliate.
Summing It All Up
In short Wealthy Affiliate University is designed to teach you how to build an online business. What sort of business you build is entirely up to you. It is free to join and look around and you will not be asked for your credit card.
It is not until you decide to become a Premium member and get access to the full training that you will be asked for your credit card.
There are no up-sells within Wealthy Affiliate. It comes with it’s own keyword tool and there is never any extras you have to buy.
It is not a get rich quick scheme it is an educational program that teaches you everything you need to know to work from home and make money. There is a community of members who have become experts through their training and are always willing to help you.
Help is available in a chat room, or by asking any questions you have within the community or with a private message to the two guys who created the program. They may be a little slower to respond but that is because they get a lot of emails from the members. They are approachable and always helpful and willing to give support to anyone who needs it. they do pop into the the chat room from time to time to say hello and to help out.
If you would like more information then be sure to leave me a note below. I am always delighted to hear from my readers and will always respond to your comments or questions.
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