If there are two questions I hear a lot its, what is a Wealthy Affiliate free membership and what is a Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership.
I’ll try to answer both of these questions in this article, however, I will focus more on the Premium membership. And yes, in case you’re wondering, that’s me above. I know, I’m an old fart… LOL.
What’s The Difference Between Free & Premium?
What’s the difference between Wealthy Affiliate Free and Premium? In a nutshell, Premium gives you access to the entire platform, whereas Free is limited in the training and features you have access to.
Let me break down what differences actually are.
The two paths you can take on training at Wealthy Affiliate are OEC (Online Entrepreneur Certification) and the Bootcamp.
The OEC training is a total of 50 lessons of which you only get the first 10 as a free member. This training is the path you will take if your goal is to build a business in ANY niche of your choice.
The WA Bootcamp is the second path which consists of 70 lessons of which you only get the first 10 as a free member. Bootcamp is for people who want to promote Wealthy Affiliate in an MMO (Make Money Online) niche.
Live Interactive Training Classes
These classes are cutting edge, how its done, right now. Each week covers a different topic or aspect of Affiliate Marketing. They are done every week by Jay, one of WA’s long-time members. They are for Premium members only.
They also available as a replay, so all previous sessions are available to you as a premium member. Over 300 hours of expert training on a wide range of topics.
If you’re a free member, sorry. You won’t get access to these.
WA hosts a vast training catalog with 1,000’s of training modules. These modules cover every topic you can imagine related to running an online business. New modules are added daily. Premium members get full access to this catalog, while free members do not.
Classrooms is a different training approach. There are 12 classrooms covering various topics related to online business. Here you can choose a topic such as WordPress or Lead Generation, and get training that is focused on a specific topic. Like a classroom in college would offer. As a free member you get access to 2 classrooms while Premium members get access to all 12.
Your Own WA Blog
This is a Premium-only feature as well. As a Premium member, you have your very blog at WA. These blogs rank very well in Google. Anyone who clicks on any of your blogs and then signs up for WA, you get credit for. So this is revenue generator as well. You can blog about your experiences in your online journey or any topic you wish.
Earn Revenue Creating Your Own Training
For Premium members only. After you’ve been a Premium for 3 months you have the ability to create your own video training, tutorials, and even courses. Your earnings here can actually pay for your Premium membership.
The Website Platform
We haven’t even touched on the website side of things. Wealthy Affiliate includes full web hosting, complete with a domain platform that offers all the features you’d get with from other domain registrars.
As a free member, you have the ability to create 2 SiteRubix WordPress websites. Even after the initial first week, you can keep the websites for 6 months, unless you upgrade before then. In that case, you can keep them as long as you are a Premium member.
Premium members get a total of 10 hosted domains. These can be domains you own or free domains on the SiteRubix platform.
Premium Members also get access to over 3,000 beautiful website designs (12 for free members).
The following features are available for Premium members only, at NO EXTRA COST.
- Over 51,000 website feature add-ons. With these, your website can be enhanced in a multitude of ways. Everything for eCommerce plugins to membership sites.
- SiteSpeed, Amplify Your Website Speed
- SiteProtect, Increased Spam Protection
- SiteHealth, Website Analysis
- SiteComments, Explode Your Website Engagement
- SiteFeedback, A Focus Group for Your Website
- Advanced Website Training
- SiteSSL – Free SSL certificates (Website Encryption)
Wealthy Affiliate’s Website Platform is second to none and worth the entire membership on its own. Things like SSL Certificates and Privacy Protection are included with your membership. These things would cost you an additional $50 per domain at most other web hosting providers.
Why Should You Choose Premium Over Free?
If you just starting out in Affiliate Marketing or trying to decide if this is the kind of business you want to build, then I totally understand. I would agree that a free membership is the way to go. As a free member, you can explore the training, try out the tools, and test the waters. Who wouldn’t want to take a new car home for a week and test drive it, right?
However, if you’ve made the decision that Affiliate Marketing is what you want to do, then jump in with a Premium membership. You can get your first month for just $19 and get full access to all the features when you sign up through a link on this site.
Premium membership will give you access to everything you need to become successful as an Affiliate Marketer. All the training, websites, and a community of like-minded individuals to help you out along the way. In my opinion, the community at WA is one of its most valuable features. Where else will you find budding entrepreneurs as well as successful marketers to support you on your journey? It’s a key piece of support that you will need as you progress with your online business.
Through your connections within WA, you will also be able to form friendships and possibly even partnerships in your business.
What Is a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership?
Your Premium membership is your vehicle to success. It contains everything you need to become successful.
For as low as just $1 per day you can have access to the single most all-inclusive Affiliate Marketing platform in the world.
Don’t just take it from me though. See what current WA members have to say about it.
These are real comments from real members. So, yes, what is taught at WA works!
I’ve gone in great detail above what a Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership is. While a free membership is a great place to start, if you’re serious about building an online business that generates passive income, Premium is what you want.
Why wait, sign up for a Free Membership now, then take advantage of the $19 first month Premium deal. You won’t regret it.
10 thoughts on “What Is a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership?”
Hi bro, I just start a Premium membership in a wealthy affiliate program 3 weeks ago it makes me a good impression about the websites on seeing your article, it gives some additional information about their premium membership compare to free. I have so many doubts regarding premium membership but after seeing your article, it clears all my doubts. and keep creating more articles for the viewer’s use.
Thanks for the comment. Stick to the training at WA and you’ll do fine.
Thank you Michael for the comprehensive review. Transparency and full disclosure are key to ensuring the integrity and legitimacy of affiliate programs like Wealthy Affiliate. Having seen a few of these programs in my time, I would always recommend to potential recruits to sign up for the free trial, give it a go, and then decide whether or not you want to pay to carry on at the end of the trial period. No harm, no foul.
What makes WA quite distinctive compared to other programs is its great support for creating and developing websites which is critical when you are first starting out. Also, the training is quite extensive and that alone is worth the annual fee for Premium membership.
On the subject of training, one is always conscious of learning the latest information/techniques/theories. A good affiliate program will always be creating new material and updating older lessons, such as the core training, in order to keep up-to-date and fresh. That’s a key part of the attraction, particularly as the Internet evolves at an ever-increasing rate. For those people considering joining WA, could you give an indication of how frequently the principal 50 OEC lessons and 70 Bootcamp lessons are updated with the latest developments?
Thanks for your comment. The training is being updated constantly, however, there is a lot of it and that takes time. I know that in 2020 big changes are coming with many new things and improvements to older ones. As always, if you ever find anything that seems out of date you have direct access to Kyle, Carson, and Jay (that does the weekly live training) to bring it to their attention.
Wish you much success.
Hello Micheal, Thanks for explaining premium membership very well. I recently become premium member here on Wealthy affiliate and completing my training. It is the best platform in my view. I have never seen such a useful & supporting platform. I thanks Kyle & Carson for building this awesome system. We can build our own online business with the help of Wealthy affiliate. Wow grate and the price is very low as compared to their services.
Thank you … Parveen
Thank you for your kind words. Stick to the training and ask for help when you need it. As always, feel free to drop me a note anytime.
Thanks a lot for such an amazing article.
I’m member on Wealthy Affiliate since November 2019. I want to say that this was my best decision i ever made, to be part of this amazing platform.I wanted to start as a starter member for 6 months or 1 year but I didn’t resist when I saw how many advantages I have. After only 3 days I decided to become a premium member (monthly membership). I did some training’s, the people on the platform helped me with all the questions and I am very satisfied.
I recently took advantage of the Black Friday discount and became a yearly member. I am most happy now, making this choice.
Your article contains the perfect reason why all users should be premium members. Surely no one will regret it and with ambition and determination we will succeed in achieving our goals. Good luck!
Hi and thanks. Glad you got to take advantage of Black Friday. You’ll be able to take advantage of that ongoing. Best wishes to you and yours.
Nothing beats the wealthy affiliate premium membership. Simply great to see here are the various features you have pointed out that are part of the packages that comes with being a premium member on wealthy affiliate. Having a website, the support, one to one relationship with others to seek for help on the platform too. Thanks for your detailed overview.
though I started as a free member but with time, I swapped sides to go for the premium because I know how effective it is. Thanks
Hi and thanks for the comment.
Yes, the training is very effective and there are many ways to bet help. Of course, the community is the bomb!