I promise I’ll try not to be overly cliché today, but I have to admit…I like the concept of success blueprint. I do. I think it’s clever! I’m going to explain why I think a Wealthy Affiliate Membership is the ink for that blueprint, and I’ll discuss all two levels of membership and let you decide which is best for you.
Think about that blue print concept for a minute (or two). I’m talking about the foundation of your business. A blue print is necessary to innovate, design, build, maintain, or manage that project. Once the blue print is ready to go, it’s time to commit to the process, and how you choose to do that may depend on your success…or non success.
Oh! And before you go any further! If you haven’t read my personal review on Wealthy Affiliate, please click here to read what I think. Then slide back over and continue. 🙂
Okay. I see you’re back. Let’s jump right in.
“Become a Member Today”!
Be honest. When you see (or hear) this sentence…”Become a Member Today!” what are you really hearing? Go on. Be truthful. This is what I hear:
- Join Us! Our experts are standing by!
- ENTER. Members Only.
- Benefit from our exclusive entire library of innovative information!
- Here’s your opportunity of a lifetime!
- Join our panel of experts and listen in…you won’t be sorry!
- Membership has it’s privileges!
- It slices, it dices, it purees in seconds!
- BLAH, BLAH, BLAH (I hate sales pitches)
How many more can you think of? Write them down and share them in the comment section below.
One thing I know for sure: With a membership – you get out of it what you put in to it. Oh! You already know that. Or do you? For instance. How many gym memberships have you bought in the past – then you didn’t use the gym? Are you still overweight? Out of shape? Still unhealthy with jiggly, fatty weak muscles? Hmmm. Then, let me ask you. Do you think if you would have gone to the gym…diligently, you would be less overweight? Less out of shape? Probably a little more buff? Don’t answer that out loud. You don’t have to, you know the answer.
Well…I like to say we have personal trainers inside our membership. How about that! We will get you (and your business) in shape. You’re gonna work hard and sweat a lot. There might also be some heavy grunting and groaning along the way. There might be some stresses and frustrations as our personal trainers push you beyond your limits. But that’s your signing up for, right? To be pushed beyond your limits and achieve greatness. (Yeah, yeah…cliché! I only said I’d try).
Well, let me stop all the yapping and get to the nuts and bolts.
Two (2) Wealthy Affiliate Membership Options
- The FREE Level
- The Premium MONTHLY Level OR Premium YEARLY Level (2 pay options depending on your preference)
At the end of these sections, I’ll provide a visual graphic that breaks it all down. If you’re like me, you love pictures! 🙂 OR, if you don’t want to read all of my drivel, than skip right on down to the visual. I won’t mind. (Yes I will.) Really, I won’t mind at all. (Yes I will). WHO KEEPS SAYING THAT?
The FREE Membership Level = $0
Easy enough, right. Let’s get to the serious talk. You know it’s not free forever – nothing good ever is. BUT. You get to be a legal voyeur for a 7 full days. Go ahead and peek – it’s okay. No, you don’t need a credit card to try it for free. If someone is asking you for your credit card information upfront…RUN. They know their product sucks, and/or they’re hoping you forget to cancel. Period.
What in the world could you possibly get for free?
- Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started (Level 1) Training – which is awesome
- Various training, videos, blogs and tutorials
- You can build 2 free websites with the hosting thrown in (yep)
- You’ll get access to our entire Community; You network and hobnob with the professionals
- You’ll learn how to set up your blog
- You’ll get basic knowledge on how to monetize your blog
After your 7 day free trial, you can remain Free for as long as you want. I don’t suggest it, however. There is the possibility you could feel isolated with the limitations. Also after 7 days, Premium training and videos become unavailable and a lot of access to the community becomes limited as well. I’ve seen it. People drop off the planet and their dreams disappear when they don’t have training, support, guidance, and interaction with their peers. Don’t let this be you.
I’m not being a Debbie-Downer here. It’s free! It’s a little taste of the action. You’ll know after 7 days if you want to stick around. My bet is…you will, and you should.
The Premium Membership Level
- = $47 Monthly (YOUR BONUS: $19 the first month)
- Monthly has a rough cost of only $1.56 per day
- = $359 Annual
- Annual One-Time payment has a rough cost of only $.98 per day. Yep.
Okay. Here’s the meat, folks. What in the world could you possibly get for your premium dollars?
- Private access to Kyle and Carson (founders) plus the entire Wealthy Affiliate Membership Community
- You get to rub elbows and network with the all levels of entrepreneurs AND newbie peers
- 50 websites hosted by our state of the art hosting platform (25 SiteRubix sites and 25 domain sites)
- Yep; Free hosting for all of 50 websites
- Unlimited keyword searches for your content (an absolute must for optimizing SEO and monetizing your website)
- Weekly video webinars (amazing) – a different business building topic every week
- Literally thousands of blogs, training and mentoring at your fingertips
- Access to ALL premium training – and 6 levels of Online Entrepreneur Certification (intense, but excellent)
- You’ll continue to grow your niche blog and business model
- You’ll gain advanced knowledge on how to monetize your blog
- Our founders are constantly improving our “home” and always have a project or 2 or 20 in the fire. Premium members have access to these improvements and new tools at no extra cost! Brilliant!
- There are NO upsells here. Thank you!
- There is much more, that I couldn’t possibly list here; so come on in and check it out
This is all good and I don’t want to be a party-pooper here, but once you upgrade to Premium…you can not downgrade back to the Free Membership. But you can always re-subscribe back to your Premium Account and reconnect your membership. I like being transparent and I wanted to share this with you. In my eyes, this is a small negative. Well…not really a negative. You just need to plan your destination. Got your blue print handy?
Which one should you choose?
This is a great question. More should ask. Let’s break it down.
You’re interested. You’ve always wanted dip your toe in the water and see if an online business is your cup of tea. The lure is appealing; but you’re “just not sure if it’s for you”. Maybe you want to make some extra money and never thought seriously about jumping into the internet game. That’s cool. FREE is your kiddy pool. Go ahead…stick your toe in. How’s the water?
You’re ready to make a commitment. The momentum is building and you want to keep the fire going. You like what you see and this business could be just what you’ve been looking for. You’re ready to ramp it up and kick your training and certifications in gear. Congratulations.
I stayed at this level for a few months. I dug in. I learned and grew my website and my confidence was shooting through the roof. After I came to terms with the amount of work and dedication involved, and I knew I was building something great, I went “all in” and went to the next step. My membership was prorated towards my new Yearly status.
This is the builder of the blue print. You’re in mover-shaker mode. You’re committed, focused, and building something you can be proud of. OH! And you want to save money doing it. Good for you…smart move! Like I said earlier; at less than $1 a day the math makes sense for even the most frugal entrepreneur.
Now, if you’ve stuck with me this far…YOU’RE A ROCK STAR!! Here’s that Wealthy Affiliate Membership snapshot I promised you at the beginning.
Okay. I kind of see it now. I really didn’t need to go into all that verbal rhetoric above, did I? Well…I have a little something to admit. I can’t help myself. I talk. A lot. And I love to share information and my thoughts on that information. I sure hope I didn’t bore you, or scare you off.
What I do hope is this…That the information I’ve provided here has been beneficial to you. Sometimes there are questions you want to know BEFORE clicking “free membership” and I wanted to address that with you today. This was the same information I wanted to know before I took the plunge. Once you’re inside – you’ll see all the cool goodies, but if you don’t step inside you’ll miss out. I want to make sure you don’t miss out. This is something that could be right up your alley.
And…for being brave, when you sign up I have some bonus offers waiting inside for you. It’s just 3 little tidbits for being valiant. Oh. And you get to keep them, whether you stay with me or not.
Well, you’re still here with me. That means you have the makings of a champion. WILL I BE SEEING YOU INSIDE?? I sure hope so.
Until next time…