I’ve been part of the Wealthy Affiliate University community for over 2 years now and I couldn’t have been more happy with the results I’ve seen as an affiliate marketer. When attempting to break into the online space and learn how to build out a revenue generating website there are many challenges that affiliates have to overcome.
Wealthy Affiliate has made it easy to circumvent these obstacles, defeat these challenges, and produce your own quality content that consistently ranks in search enginers and brings in affiliate commission.
Previously, I’ve written reviews about the Wealthy Affiliate platform as a whole and outlined what it offers as a comprehensive affiliate marketing platform.
Aside from the unparalleled domain registration and hosting capabilities associated with Wealthy Affiliate, their 24/7 SiteSupport, keywording tools, and web development tools, Wealthy Affiliate offers its members a wonderful community of sharing and learning.
Their unique training structure allows you to go from essentially zero knowledge of building a website to developing a successful income stream through online sources like affiliate marketing. In order to help you more fully understand what Wealthy Affiliate offers in 2019, I’ve created this comprehensive Wealthy Affiliate University review for 2019.
There are multiple paths that your coursework can take within Wealthy Affiliate. Kyle and Carson (the founders at WA) have built out a great online entrepreneur certification training that covers everything from the very beginnings of your site to advanced techniques that will captivate users and drive lead conversions and sales.
The coursework within the Wealthy Affiliate University is structured seamlessly. You usually will start out reading through your initial course. Within this course will be multiple lessons on unique topics that apply to the larger overall course topic. The themes of the different courses and lessons align with your skill level and what you desire to learn.
After you have read through a lesson, there are videos included that walk you through the same information in real time. These videos are great because they show you exactly how to take the words that you have just read and act on them.
The Wealthy Affiliate team has made it easy to track your progress. Throughout different lessons you will have tasks that you need to complete in order to move on.
Now you aren’t locked into one particular topic, and you don’t have to perform tasks chronologically. However, completing all the tasks within a lesson is helpful for the proper development of your affiliate marketing website.
Once you complete all of the tasks under a particular lesson, you should move to the next lesson within that course. After you complete one course you can then move towards completing that level of certification. There are 5 levels within the certification coursework that you can achieve. 5 being the highest level of certfication.
Rest assured, if you follow the training and act on all of the tasks outlined to you by the Wealthy Affiliate team you will have founded an affiliate marketing machine of a website.
Now that we understand the training structure in general, let’s talk about what you will do to get started with the training.
Of course there are initial steps you have to take to build an online business. Something that I have noticed throughout my experience with the university is Wealthy Affiliate uses great detail when outlining this process.
You can expect a full training on exactly how to register your very own unique domain name. Whether you use the SiteRubix platform associated with a free Wealthy Affiliate account, or you choose your own streamlined unique domain name, Wealthy Affiliate walks you through the steps to set it up in one of their earliest certification courses.
Beyond registering your domain, Kyle walks you through what affiliate marketing is, choosing a niche, setting up your website, understanding the different search engines and the importance of SEO, and the most important piece of all… building content.
An example of what the early lesson offerings look like is included here:
If you’d like to see the coursework for yourself, click the graphic above and it will take you to the lessons. You can sign up for free (no credit card required) and this will allow you access to the initial stages of the certification course.
Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t just stop at providing you with the basics. The comprehensive university style structure that teaches you everything you need to know to be successful in the affiliate marketing space continues to educate you with its additional levels of certification courses.
Each course shown above has a very unique end goal, each one teaches you something completely different about affiliate marketing and how to be successful.
Certification Coursework v. Affiliate Bootcamp
The Wealthy Affiliate certification program is a free formal education program for any member that signs up for a free account. If you want to continue your education, and tackle the topic of affiliate marketing specifically, you can do so by becoming a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate and working your way through the Affiliate Bootcamp.
The Affiliate Bootcamp is different than the certification coursework in that it teaches you how to market specifically affiliate programs with high commissions like Wealthy Affiliate. In particular, Kyle breaks down how his sites have been successful marketing the platform, and allows you to emulate that process in order to make your own site just as successful.
The structure of the Affiliate Bootcamp training is very similar to the certification courses offered at Wealthy Affiliate. In addition, many of the earlier topics can overlap to an extent. The Affiliate Bootcamp teaches the same basics needed to build out your website and understand the development process of content but it goes further and continues to teach different lessons that are specific to engaging your audience and converting via affiliate platforms.
The key stand out difference between the Affiliate Bootcamp for premium members has to the discussion surrounding advertisement, designing and converting PPC campaigns, and scaling your unique brand across all platforms and search engines. An example of the later courses that differ vastly from the certification coursework and provide the extra edge you need to be the most successful affiliate possible is shown here:
As you can see, there are over 100 detailed tasks that you need to complete in order to get through the later stages of the bootcamp. If you are interested in what those tasks are and how they specifically will drive you to be more successful, I encourage you to send me a PM within the Wealthy Affiliate platform once you sign up for your free membership.
The fact that you have access to other members of the Wealthy Affiliate community 24 hours a day brings me to the next key point of the review, learning via peers, colleagues, and professionals with years of experience in the affiliate marketing realm.
Education Through Community
The community at Wealthy Affiliate is over 1 million members strong. If you think about it, that is an insane amount of untapped potential and knowledge that you can gain just through signing up for a free account, and asking questions to the community.
You can utilize the live chat feature within Wealthy Affiliate that is occupied by experts at all hours of the day. In fact, many of the Ambassadors at Wealthy Affiliate receive additional rewards based on how much they help other members of the community.
Combine incentive to help with limitless knowledge from over a million different affiliate marketers and what do you get? Wealthy Affiliate and a clear road to success.
I didn’t realize when I first began my affiliate journey how lucrative this opportunity could be. I was constantly confused with little hiccups trying to build out my site. In addition, I would often come up with unique ideas that I needed to run past other, more experienced affiliates. The community has always been there to help answer all of my questions in a positive and constructive manner.
As you can tell… I’m not shy to ask questions to the community. As you can also tell… I constantly get solid responses.
This is just a sample of the types of questions that I ask to the community. Most often, these questions are answered within minutes if not seconds. Learning via community really adds a new angle to the Wealthy Affiliate University platform that most other platforms don’t offer.
I have been a victim of pyramid schemes and MLMs (like this) that require you to purchase a product before marketing it or receiving commissions, and the one thing that all of these types of endeavors had in common was a lack of education resources or help.
All this information available and that’s not even the extent of what Wealthy Affiliate offers.
Something brand new was released in 2018 as a trial, and has proven to be beyond successful. However, this release was exclusive and dedicated only to those who were proven to work hard on their sites and commit to learning and developing themselves as an affiliate marketer.
Bonus: Specialized Super Affiliate Program for Dedicated and Committed Individuals
A huge bonus that I didn’t realize would even come about when I first signed on for Wealthy Affiliate was created last year. Luckily, through my hard work and dedication I was selected as one of the approximate 500 individuals that would have access to an exclusive super affiliate training program.
This training program went beyond the traditional training within Wealthy Affiliate. Month by month it dug deeper into fine tuning your website to be a cash flowing machine. As you followed the steps, you were challenged repeatedly to write more content with longer word count, research more keywords, and execute on your promise to serve the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Not only was this an amazing opportunity to discover more knowledge within the Wealthy Affiliate community curated especially for dedicated individuals… it was an opportunity to give back to the same community that has been responsible for much of my online success.
As a member of the Super Affiliate Training Program I have learned a tremendous amount more about video creation, captivating readers, audiences, and was able to receive consistent feedback on my progress, my site, and learn even more about converting those who visit my site to paying members at Wealthy Affiliate.
Becoming part of this program was hard work, my website needed to be setup to promote the Wealthy Affiliate program, have built out a minimum level of content, and I had to have been working diligently through the coursework already provided to me through my free and Premium Memberships.
I can say that my site has become far more successful over the last year as a direct result of my continued training through the Affiliate Bootcamp (available to Premium Members) and becoming a part of the Super Affiliate Group.
I highly recommend the Wealthy Affiliate University platform, the Certification Courses and Affiliate Bootcamp associated with the platform to anyone seeking to become an online entrepeneur, build a business centered around affiliate marketing, or work from your laptop anywhere in the world.
You truly can build an online income with the right knowledge, dedication, and continued hard work.
If it weren’t for the detailed and comprehensive education provided to me by the Wealthy Affiliate University I would not be able to be writing this review for you today. I also would not be able to call myself a Super Affiliate.
If you are at all interested in learning affiliate marketing for yourself, or have friends and family that might be interested, please head over to the Wealthy Affiliate home page and create your free account.
You can learn to be successful at generating revenue online, but it starts with education and hard work. Wealthy Affiliate provides the education… You provide the work ethic.