The Elephant in the Room - The Cost of Wealthy Affiliate
Well, sometimes I feel like it's an elephant in the room anyway.
I think I feel that way due to my time with an MLM. When you hear the words "How much does it cost?" from the person you're trying to convince to join you, and then you kind of just shrivel up.
"Eh, it's a real steal?"
Well, let's shrivel no more because I want to talk about how much Wealthy Affiliate costs. (By the way, WA costs waaaaayyyy less than that MLM cost me. Eek.)
$49 a Month
Yup. I know. It sounds like A LOT. When you just see it out there all by itself, that's a lot of money. And every month? No way. I can't afford it.
This is just a matter of shifting your perspective.
Bob Proctor helped me with this one. (He helps me with everything because he's basically my hero.)
I heard him talking in a seminar the other day and he said:
"Think about all the things you just spent money on recently. When you want something, you find a way to get it."
Isn't this the truth?
I went to the bookstore the other day. (I have a *slight* obsession with cookbooks. And by slight I mean huge.) The one I was looking at was $30. That's more than half of Wealthy Affiliate. I wouldn't have even batted an eye if I purchased that book.
How About You?
Do you just go to the store and get whatever you want? It doesn't seem like a lot at the time when you're buying it, and yet we freeze up when something is $49 a month.
How much do you spend on makeup, shoes, clothes, food, books, movies, your phone, online slots (OK, maybe that's just me), real slots (just me again?) other video games, beer and wine, dinners out and whatever else you enjoy buying.
Do you know I spend $22 on an eyeliner pencil? A freaking eyeliner pencil.
(Yea, you ladies know what I'm saying! lol)
I just spent $200 at the grocery store. I could have put away $49 worth of things that we really didn't need.
Maybe you guys are more frugal than I am, but my point is that we tend to look at something like paying for Wealthy Affiliate with the wrong perspective.
I'm not even saying you shouldn't spend your money on the things that you enjoy. What the heck? Life is too short!
What I'm saying is that when you spend money with Wealthy Affiliate, you can learn how to earn more money so that you can get even nicer things, help more people and truly enjoy your life.
(See the next section for more about this.)
$49 is NOTHING for what you get here.
Plus, this is an investment in YOU! Pretty much every successful person I've listened to or read about says that investing in yourself, in training and in education is a major factor for success.
You can make $49 back and SO. MUCH. MORE.
Give & Get
I highly recommend you guys read The Science of Getting Rich. You can read it here for free. Here's an important point in the book. (Although every point in this book is important.)
"In order to know more, do more, and be more we must have more; we must have things to use, for we learn, and do, and become, only by using things. We must get rich, so that we can live more.
The desire for riches is simply the capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment; every desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility to come into action. It is power seeking to manifest which causes desire. That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is Life, seeking fuller expression."
You are giving money to Wealthy Affiliate because you want to BE more. You want to grow and expand yourself. (Basically why we're here on this planet.)
You GET to use this service that will help you expand, grow and become more of yourself. In turn, the money that we pay helps Carson and Kyle grow and expand this service and help even more people.
Do you see it's all a beautiful cycle of growth and expansion?
Be grateful for this.
Seriously, we are so LUCKY to be living in this time and to have this opportunity.
Monthly Fees Are the Worst
To be honest, I actually hate monthly fees. lol I know I just talked them up, but really, I don't like worrying about paying a bill every month.
That's why I LOVE paying Yearly at Wealthy Affiliate.
And now they even have a 6-month option now. Woo hoo!
I try to convince everyone to go yearly because:
1. You don't have to worry about that monthly bill
2. You save a bunch of money
3. You are forced to commit to a longer period of time, which, let's face it, you really need
Are you a monthly-payer type person, semi-yearly, or yearly? Leave me a comment below and let me know which one and why.
I understand there are benefits to paying monthly, and if that's your thing, then hey, who am I to judge? Go for it!
Just make that commitment to give this your full energy for at least 6 months to 1 year. Think about where you'll be 1 year from now.
Google can be a real bear when it comes to trusting you and ranking your stuff (as I'm currently experiencing), so you need time to earn that trust.
Make sure you don't give up too quickly. (Um, or ever.)
Those "Other" Gurus
I've seen so many of those "make $1000 your first day in your sleep" sales videos by now that I can almost recite them in my sleep.
They always say they're different from "those other gurus", and yet they're all exactly the same.
And what they do is try to convince you that their product is worth $37. (Yup, they're all $37.)
And people buy into that because they want something that will make them an easy $1000 in their sleep.
But it just doesn't work that way.
And your $37 will be wasted.
Wealthy Affiliate doesn't make any such promises. You can make $1000 in your sleep - eventually. If you learn the skills, practice, practice, practice, fail, fail, practice, learn more, fail, practice and practice some more. (Growth and expansion again.)
That's what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. That's why they actually *are* different from those other gurus.
They teach you the skills, and then it's up to you to practice and fail until things start to work.
What's great is that you have a community of people here who will fully support you along the way.
And after your training is over? Well, there are all these secret gems hidden inside of Wealthy Affiliate. You will never stop learning here. Never.
And that's why $49 IS a real steal.
Don't be afraid to spend money on yourself. You are worth it.
Thanks for reading. Share your thoughts below. What's your preferred way to pay for WA? If you're not Premium, what's holding you back?
- Christina :)
P.S. I know I should use pictures. I'm just lazy. ;)