Do I Have To Upgrade To Make Money?

Last Update: May 02, 2016

No!

You don't.

But you need to understand the critical difference between the "free" or "starter" membership and the "paid" or "Premium" membership.

They are not the same thing.

STARTER MEMBERSHIP

What you get with "Starter" membership is the seeds to grow a business.

We give you those for free, and we even cover the cost of renting the land for you to grow them on.

  • If you plant those seeds in fertile soil, then feed and water them, they will grow into crops that you can harvest
  • If you just throw them to one side, then sit and wait for money to fall from the sky, then crops won't happen.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Premium membership is fertiliser for the seeds.

You don't need it. The seeds will grow if you put them in good soil.

For sure, they will grow faster and stronger with fertiliser. But it's your decision whether or not to buy it, or if you think you can get it elsewhere.

DECISION?

We all hate being pushed to do something when we're not ready. I've been in your position and here's what I did https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chrisgooden/blog/h...

The truth is, you will NEVER be under any pressure to upgrade here. Premium is not the "thin edge of the wedge" - there are no other hidden levels waiting to sting you. The ONLY offer being made to you is a discount for an early decision.

Don't make the early decision, and don't accept the discount. Make your decision in your own timeframe.

Keep the free seeds. Tend them well. Be happy with the free crop. Buy fertiliser if you want bumper crops.

A CONTRAST

All too often I see people on very low incomes complaining that they can't afford to upgrade.

While that might be true I also see many people, from deprived parts of the world who are on ZERO income, grabbing the free stuff with both hands and making a huge success of it.

They focus on what they've got, not on what they haven't got, and that's what actually determines our level of success in life.

Even as a free member you can still benefit from the blogs posted by members that you follow, and the answers to questions raised by members, and the member websites themselves.

There is as much insight and training there as you'll find anywhere in the world.

It's ALL FREE and it's ALL PROFITABLE - if you put your mind to it.

AN EXAMPLE

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/domw/blog/siterubi...


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reading this makes it all click!
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Barryw1 Premium
Very well said.
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janmar Premium
Being from a farm background, I appreciate your insight and the truth within. Most things in life do not just happen. They need to be nurtured.
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ChrisGooden Premium
I did a proper farming one a while back but it got banned by WA - probably 'cos the irony got lost. Here's the link It might not work, but let me know if it does.
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Good blog! I was wondering if I needed the premium account. I hope my seeds will grow with the effort I plan to put in, these seeds will be by test and if all goes well... Premium here I go!
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Keith10 Premium
Hi Chris, when I was debating the shall I shan't I upgrade, I looked around to see if anyone had a bad experience with WA. And of course any keyword with scam took me to a WA site. Anyway, I finally found a site with 2 very poor reviews. One was an older chap with a rather poor grip on reality, and the other was some kind of psychopath who did not believe Kyle existed.

Having found only 2 non comments I purchased the manure.

Excellent post and helpful for anyone on the fence.

Kind Regards
Keith
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ChrisGooden Premium
Talking about negative reviews, I often look for them in my research for stuff I want to buy.

Like you, if I find bad reviews with stupid reasons that means more to me than good reviews from people who could potentially have hidden agendas.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Very good post for those who are trying to decide whether they should upgrade. In my case, I found it was a no brainer to upgrade sooner than later, and so I did and have never regretted that decision!
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ChrisGooden Premium
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

My belief is that everyone should have all the cards laid out in front of them before they make their decisions, and should not be pressured one way or the other.

I know that's not the way the world works, and it probably goes against the basic tenets of "marketing", but I get mad when I realise that I've been duped, even when it's been done "for your own good".
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la1 Premium
Well written!
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ChrisGooden Premium
Thank-you.
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Pios2012 Premium
Thanks for an inspiring blog. Have a nice day.
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halfsum Premium
good answer
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Nazmi524 Premium
Great analogy. Now I can simply reply the same to any questions with regards upgrade. Thank you Chris.
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ChrisGooden Premium
That's pretty much why I did it. I got bored saying the same stuff over and over. Now I can just lob them the link.
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NicholePaige Premium
Love this analogy. I've been seeing the do I need to upgrade question floating around quite a bit recently.
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ChrisGooden Premium
Yes, I see it a lot and got fed up answering it - hence the post. Now I can just send the link.

Here's one I did almost a year ago
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SaulGold Premium
Nicely said
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Sui_generis Premium
I was just writing the same thing about this today. Like minds....... :-)
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ChrisGooden Premium
I'll show you mine if you show me yours?
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Sui_generis Premium
LOL.
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TheoMatthee Premium
Hoping to see my crops grow strong soon! Thanks
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DGreene Premium
Thanks Chris
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LizPB Premium
Great info!!
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catlady13 Premium
I love your analogy!!!!
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bizdiva Premium
No you do not need to upgrade to make money but in other to maximize on all the resources that are available here you will need to upgrage
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Maxiam59 Premium
I like your analogy to this all the best Max
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