What Do Free WA Starter Members Really Get?
So, I came across something I didn't know today (more on that later) and it prompted me to investigate exactly what free starters get.
This information may be useful if you have an MMO site with a WA review.
Let's dispel the myths first.
Free starter membership is not restricted to the first seven days, they can stay as long as they want and will always have access to the first 10 lessons of each of the 2 training courses.
The first month of premium membership will always be $19, even if they join after the first seven days, even years later.
The only thing that changes after seven days, is that they will not be able to communicate anywhere on the platform.
No asking questions, no responding to comments, no Live Chat.
And as regards communication, free starters cannot contact Site Support or send Private Messages, even in the first seven days.
The free Siterubix website
Free starter members can only build one website.
It is not their property and cannot be transferred away from the platform.
It cannot be used for Google AdSense, and some affiliate programs may refuse to approve it.
If they want to change the URL or change their niche, they will have to delete the first site.
The free website is only valid for 6 months.
As they approach the 6 months stage, they will be emailed to ask if they intend to upgrade to premium.
If they choose not to, their website will be deleted.
And here is what I learned earlier - it is limited to 1000 visitors per month.
It would be difficult to make any kind of sustainable income with so few permitted visitors.
Site Support does not keep a backup of free starter's sites.
In my opinion, it would be difficult for a free starter to earn substantial income given all the restrictions above.
I have read hundreds of WA reviews and most people put their entire focus on the fact you can join for free.
Once referrals have joined, they may be disappointed as to how little they can achieve as a free starter and may feel cheated and not upgrade due to lacking in trust.
If you were to be honest in the first place, and reveal the limitations of the free starter package, and instead, emphasize the benefits of Premium, you may see more conversions.