Can't Afford The Premium Membership at WA?

Last Update: May 14, 2020

I've seen quite a few times where starter members love WA but claim they can't afford to upgrade because of financial issues. I get it, times are tough! Then there are some of you that feel Wealthy Affiliate is too expensive. If that's you, read this article here for clarification on the premium membership fee.

But for everyone else that sees the value of WA and needs help with upgrading, here are some ways to get the money to upgrade:

1. Watch Some YouTube Videos

So obviously the best way to make money online is to build a passive income with affiliate marketing which is what WA is teaching you here. But if you don't have the money to invest in yourself at the moment, you can try to make money other ways. Now the key here is to take the money that you make elsewhere and re-invest in yourself by buying a premium membership here.

Fortunately I cover a lot of great ways to make money online on my Youtube Channel that can pay for your premium membership. My most popular money making YouTube videos can be found by clicking here. Remember most of these things will require you trading in time for money. That shouldn't be your goal and I know it's not if you're here. Take whatever money you make from these opportunities and reinvest them here where that money can lead to thousands of dollars in passive income for you in time!

    2. Sell some of your old "JUNK" on Craigslist, Ebay or Amazon.

    If you have old cds, cell phones, tvs, gadgets, clothes, toys, furniture, etc., there is probably someone out there that is willing to pay for it. It's like the saying goes, one man's junk is another man treasure! If not your junk, what about your family members or friends? Offer to clean out their garage or attic. You'd be surprised all the things you can find that can be sold online. Plus you'll get some brownie points for helping them! lol

    3. Do some small online jobs on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

    Most people know Amazon for shopping. But did you know they have a work at home section called mechanical turk where you can get paid for transcription, image tagging, data entry, writing articles, reviews and much more? Depending on the hits (jobs) you do, within a week or two you would probably have enough to pay for a month of WA! Best of all, while you're learning to build a business here on WA, you can make some money on the side with Amazon. So instead of having Amazon making money off you, make some money on off them and re-invest in yourself here at WA!

    4. Review what you're currently spending money on & get to slicing!

    Chances are you have a cable package where you don't even use all the channels you're paying for. Seriously, when was the last time you really watched the Indy network? Or maybe you have a cell phone plan where you have more minutes or data than you actually use per month. What about all that expensive ass coffee you buy from Starbucks? I guarantee if you really started to review your spending, there are numerous places where you can cut back and you would have enough to pay for your WA membership every month.

    How much is your freedom and happiness really worth?

    A premium membership is less than $2 per day and even cheaper if you can pay the year upfront.

    Aren't your dreams and freedom worth more than that? What about your family? Isn't spending more time with them or giving them a life better than you had worth the sacrifice of less than $2 per day? I think when you view it like that, you'll be able to figure it out.

    Again I understand how hard it is for some of us out there, so I don't want to minimize that. But sometimes we just don't have our priorities in order. Next time you spend money on something, I want you to ask yourself is this necessary and is it bringing me closer to my dreams? If you do that, I'm sure you'll soon find that you can afford a premium membership here at WA.

    5. Ask A Family Member or Friend for A loan!


    Fortunately starting an online business with WA is relatively cheap compared to starting an offline business which can cost several thousand or hundreds of thousands of dollars. With WA you can actually run your business for less than $2 per day if you go yearly which is only a few hundred dollars. It actually saves you money if you pay the year upfront since WA gives you a bigger discount for committing to yourself.

    If you can borrow some money from one or more family members and friends to invest in you, to get a yearly membership that could help you focus on your business without worrying about a monthly cost. And if you happen to be my referral and go yearly, I have an Earn While You Learn Bonus that can literally help you earn the money to pay back your family or friends within a few short weeks or months. Some of the techniques in these earn while you learn videos have earned me hundreds if not thousands of dollars in a few weeks of applying them. So you can use them to pay your family members back. And even if those techniques don't work for you, you will be able to earn the money back by building your online business over time.

    Either way, let your family or friend lenders know its a long term investment and you will pay them back in time as you make money with your business. Just make sure you're not borrowing money from someone that needs to see that money back right away. Because this business isn't a get rich scheme and you don't want to feel pressured to rush the process which is like a marathon. Slow and easy win the race.

    What are you going to do?

    So hopefully this article gives you a few options. Don't let obstacles get in the way of the freedom you deserve. In my experience when people really want something bad enough they will find ways to pay for it. Your dreams are worth more than excuses. So hopefully you see it that way. But if you can't do it, that's fine too. Do whatever is best for you.

    But let me leave you with the following quote:

    Let that marinate in your mind. Let me know your thoughts below. I would love to hear from you. Or feel free to share this with anyone you may have run into that isn't able to "afford" WA.

    Eddy with a y

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    mrsnye2222 Premium
    I would like to stay on as a free member and come back when I get through this crisis and I do mean crisis. Left breast lump and knee replacement needed for bone on bone knee. I wrote what was supposed to be a funny blog about how painful mammograms are. Not so funny anymore! Please let me remain as free to catch a lesson when I can and work on my website when I can. I even bought my own domain. I was dedicated now I just don't have the time but most of all I dont have the money.
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    Hey Kelly,

    Sorry to hear about all the health issues. You definitely need to focus on your health before anything else. First thing, I don't control your membership. You need to contact Kyle and Carson for that. Secondly you can't revert back to free. You can leave and sign up as a premium member again when you're ready. You just need to confirm what happens to your site with Kyle. I hope this helps.
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    jsample83 Premium
    Hope all goes well for you considering the circumstances. My prayers will be with you and yours!
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    jsample83 Premium
    There are also some great opportunities with eBay, and a few other reputable companies out there to do that same kind of thing Eddy. That is a great piece of advice! I know I am already inventorying the list of things I don't need or never use that I could sell on these kinds of sights to make money. Thanks for the input!
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    You're welcome. And yes there are many ways to afford the premium membership. It's just a matter of picking what's best for you so you can get the support you need for as long as it takes to be successful with your business.
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    1lindacarter Premium
    Hi Eddy, That is all great about cutting back, but what advice do you have for people that don't have the time to put forth because they're working to pay for the membership? So at that point they don't get ahead still yet because now they don't have the time to do the training at WA. This is where I'm at. I understand about priorities, but if you don't have the job to pay for the membership them it doesn't matter if you have the time to do the training. So let me know what advice you have for that, if any.
    Thank You
    Linda
    P.S
    I will hold off my cancelation for a hour for your reply.
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    I like your articles but am tired of hearing the phrase, "claim they can't afford it." With the two of us 'surviving' on $26,000 annually and a third of that going for drs and medicine, I see RED when I hear that phrase!

    PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND. I just needed to get that out of my system.
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    Charlotte, as I said in the article above: "Again I understand how hard it is for some of us out there, so I don't want to minimize that. " it's also why I had the section about Amazon mechanical Turk because I do realIze some people don't have the means for this. I'm sorry you choose to fixate on parts of the article that are addressed to others that are not in your situation.
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    Apparently I should have private messaged my comment - or just held it in because I did NOT want a comment on it. (I don't know how to use that feature yet.) I thought I made it plain that I was just "blowing off steam" and not saying that you were targeting me or somebody in a real spot.

    If you respond to this I will not reply because this was a comment I should not have made; it concerns the past and I want to go forward in a positive state of mind.
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    That's fine. I just wanted to clear the air just in case there was any confusion about the goal of the article which was to help people and not make them feel bad. But I'm happy we're past that now. Cheers!
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    dtlars Premium
    Eddy, Just sold a TEAC tape deck with accessories last week and paid some bills so you confirmed it. Now I'm facing another week with WA payment coming up and mortgage on the 1st. I'm checking out the mechanical turk you mentioned to see what that's about. I'm a glass full guy so this will work. Just gotta be creative! BE$T, Dan
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    Clearly you're dedicated to this. If you could eventually afford it, it may be better just to pay the full year to save yourself a lot of money.
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    wyjenkins Premium
    Hi Eddy, I am serious thinking about canceling my premium membership because I cannot afford another bill right now and this is stressing me out. Does this Amazon Mechanical Turk works for real?
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    Hey Wanda,

    Sorry to hear that. But yes it is real. I wouldn't recommend it if it wasn't.
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    wyjenkins Premium
    I see, thanks for the recommendation
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    EddySalomon Premium Plus
    You're welcome.
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