Wealthy Affiliate - Advice for beginners

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I'm a newbie in everything related to affiliate marketing.

I have been looking for courses or tutorials to learn how to work efficiently as an affiliate and I bumped into Wealthy Affiliate.

Any comments about this course? Should I take it?

Do you know any other course I can learn from?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Do you know what types of traffic you intent on using? Wealthy affiliate is decent for some free methods but I would go a different route for paid traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    They do offer some value for beginners.

    But they do tend to turn a lot of people off due to their negative marketing tactics.

    If you don't enjoy calling everything a scam, they may not be for you.

    These guys even called Niel Pattel a scam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Safwan
      holy, is that true. dang lucky I didn't purchase premium members
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    • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      These guys even called Niel Pattel a scam.
      Dayum.

      What are they teaching at Wealthy Affiliate that we aren't getting here?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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        Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

        Dayum.

        What are they teaching at Wealthy Affiliate that we aren't getting here?
        That getting your site indexed in Google is significant.

        How to pay for WP themes and plugins that are free.

        Ahh...not a lot else.

        Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author posinfo1
    Wealthy affiliate does have over 800,000 members and you can sign up as a free member and have a look around the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Emilio Puente View Post

    Do you know any other course I can learn from?

    Have you looked into the blog, advise, books, training from Rosalind Gardner?

    She is a super affiliate, has been around for a long time, she "walks the walk" and is legit.

    Her book is a classic:

    Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online

    Give it a look.

    The best to you,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    I'm not yet hear about that course, I know a lot but sure that i don't know everything.

    But if i never heard about that course, you should be careful.

    Ultimately, you still need to take action, try something. Don't be afraid to make mistake

    The way to do it right? DO IT WRONG FIRST.

    I hope best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonny Robb
    Oh man. You are in the right place

    Where there are a lot of gurus hear and ready to help you.

    I don't care what kind of ecourse will you get. But it must follow this structure at least.

    1. Choose a niche
    2. Choose a product
    3. Create a squeeze page (you don't need to have a website, blog, but squeeze page is a must) to build your list and set up Autoresponder
    4. Drive traffic into your squeeze page

    Then Cha - Ching.

    Here's My recommend: Stick with one niche untill you success. One product, one traffic method at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duy Linh
    Learn from the right system is very important

    It could save us a lot of time. By asking gurus in this forum

    You make a right decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Wealthy Affiliate has some good training geared towards newbies but I prefer My Lead System Pro.

    Just my two cents...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex July
    Wealthy Affiliate is a great choice for motivated people who don't know how to get started.
    I've been with them for a few months, and I can recommend them.
    Affilorama is another great choice.
    There tons of free info on the Internet (here on WarriorForum, for example), but ther problem is that it's easy to get an information overload.
    So, if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate, Affilorama, CB Passive Income or another online course, stick to it until you achieve your goals ($1,000 a month, or whatever you're striving for).
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Hi Emilio,

    I'm going to offer some different advice.

    Hold onto your money.

    I actually earn some of my own income from selling marketing ebooks, but I believe people should first hold onto their money and use free resources.

    Reason being: newcomers to the industry should learn which area of online marketing best suits them.

    It could well be affiliate marketing in your case, or it could be a number of other areas: YouTube marketing via AdSense, product creation, and so forth.

    A place like Warrior Forum is, in my mind, an ideal educational resource (and a mostly free one, at that) for newcomers to get a feel for where they belong in the industry.

    Once you determine where you'd like to work, I'd suggest that is the time to consider laying down a little money for further education.

    The alternative, you see, is to potentially encounter a common mistake: to spend your money on product after product, only to find that it's the 7th or 8th product that is truly helpful in your own case.

    I hope that helps, mate. Best of luck!

    - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by Emilio Puente View Post

    I'm a newbie in everything related to affiliate marketing.

    I have been looking for courses or tutorials to learn how to work efficiently as an affiliate and I bumped into Wealthy Affiliate.

    Any comments about this course? Should I take it?

    Do you know any other course I can learn from?

    Hello Emilio,


    Be rest assured that Wealthy Affiliate is a great money making platform and has a big community of over 1.5 million members who are willing to help one another in the course of setting up a brand, marketing a brand, getting rankings and earning revenue.


    You have all tools and resources such as the Site Content, Site Comment, Site Feedback, Link Tracking, Keyword and Niche Research tool and lots more. Kudos!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

    They do offer some value for beginners.

    But they do tend to turn a lot of people off due to their negative marketing tactics.

    If you don't enjoy calling everything a scam, they may not be for you.

    These guys even called Niel Pattel a scam.
    He isn't? Are you sure?
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  • Profile picture of the author rritz
    I lurked round Wealthy Affiliate as a free member, and even went pro for a month or so.
    I thought that even back then - I think it was 2014 or 2015 their stuff was already outdated.
    Anyway, blogging, keyword research and things like that were not to my liking. I quit. I think they do teach some good stuff, but they do not teach niche selection well. God, what awful pages I saw in there!
    I don't believe more than 10% of the people in there really make money.
    What's more, when you do things the easy way and host your page on their servers, then quitting WA = losing your site (unless you transfer it over to a new server and domain before you quit).
    I never used their servers, I like to be independent as much as possible.

    What's really a joke is their affiliate bootcamp. It's free and it teaches you to promote Wealthy Affiliate by "reviewing" offers, "unmasking" them as all scams and promoting WA as "The only legitimate" way to make money online.

    Just google for any Make Money Online product review and you'll find tons and tons of WA affiliate sites. Sometimes I don't have to read more than the first sentence to know this is another one of these.

    But hey, if it works ...
    So I guess if you want to go down the road of blogging, SEO, ranking your site, keyword research, finding low competition keywords, buying the WA tools for doing this, ... go for WA.

    Take care you find an outside sourche for choosing a profitable niche, because this is not something WA teaches well in my opinion.

    But before you go all in, take a look round. Like someone said, there's a lot more ways to do affiliate marketing.
    Look up Charles NGO's blog.
    He has a free guide to affiliate marketing, and he just buys traffic, sends it to landing pages, and from there to offers.
    Quick campaigns, hogh volume of traffic, very quick optimisation, lots of things to learn and screw up. This might be your thing though.

    Or you could just get a squeeze page up, build your list and sell to your subs. This is what I do.
    Or you could buy email leads (quite legit of course), import them into your autoresponder and sell to your list again. I also do that.
    Or you could go for CPA and promote free offers, zip and email submit, sweepstakes etc. using different traffic sources again.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by Emilio Puente View Post

    I'm a newbie in everything related to affiliate marketing.

    I have been looking for courses or tutorials to learn how to work efficiently as an affiliate and I bumped into Wealthy Affiliate.

    Any comments about this course? Should I take it?

    Do you know any other course I can learn from?
    Even although they promote themselves as the good guys and have a wide and
    varied selection of tutorials and modules for you to use, WA are really know different
    than most other online marketing businesses.

    If you look at their approach for both physical and digital products then, you'll get the
    gist of what I'm saying.

    WA affiliates give mock reviews about digital products they've never bought and usually
    slag them off and with poor reviews and wait for it ............ There's a bend and the end and guess what it is? They'll offer the reader and chance to put things right by joining up
    via the WA affiliate link and bring more more money in to the WA affiliate and owners pot.

    If you go down the route of promoting physical products and not the WA progam then, you'll again do mock reviews about niche related products and put yourself across as an expert on things you've never bought with a selection of product company comparisons.

    It's one thing trying to be the hero and offer alternatives, but another to slag off other companies and mislead folk in a discreet manner!
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  • Profile picture of the author CarolSummer
    My advice is to stay away from WA. Very unethical training in my opinion. Cross-promoting to the max, destroying other peoples program reputations along the way.

    Big thumbs down from me!
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    • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
      A better route would be to find someone who is already successful using the particular business model you're interested in.

      Reverse engineer what they're doing and model them. Contact them and ask questions if you can.

      They know what works and you will save yourself a lot of time.

      Marketing is simple but not necessarily easy. You need to develop certain skills in order to market effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author rodneyrhino
    It's a good place to learn how to market online. Especially a beginner. There is nothing wrong with giving reviews. Just make sure you give an honest one. They have good hosting and training to get you started. I'm not with them but I have a brother that is picking up internet marketing from there courses. He hasn't written one review. You can market any way you want. I've seen some people bashing their system. It's not the system it's the marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    It's a newbie trap.

    IMO you will retard your progress by buying into their rhetoric.

    The live chat where you are suposed to have access to "experts" is a joke. It's the blind leading the blind, down a dead-end alley.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    To become a successful marketer, You have to choose a right niche where you have good knowledge and command. Identify your audience needs and choose a right product according to it. Write a detailed review post and create email lists. This will help you to drive more sales and increase conversions as well.
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