Top 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Go Premium!

Last Update: May 04, 2016

I know the title of this article sounds crazy considering I've been a premium member since 2007. But as I interact with new members regularly I've come to realize maybe it's not the right option for everyone. So before anyone assumes I'm speaking blasphemy, let me break down my reasons down below.

1. You're expecting to make make money quickly.

Some people are under the misconception that going premium will now mean that their website is going to make money within a week or so now. In most cases this is a pipe dream. At the end of the day you're building a business and that takes time. So if you're investing in yourself via a premium membership hoping to recoup your initial investment or make a profit relatively quickly then you probably shouldn't do it. You need to have a long term mentality with this business. All the hours and time you are putting in now may not bear fruit until months or even a year later. If you're not good with that, then don't become a premium member until you are.

2. You can't pay the full price next month and on.

A lot of people are smart and take advantage of the discount offered for your first month which makes joining WA dirt cheap the first month. And they're hoping that they'll make enough money within a month to cover the next month. It's a nice thought and there are some people that are able to do this. But it's not the norm. Again when you decide to go premium it should be for the long term. If you're just joining in with the hopes of magically mastering this business in a month to cover your expense next month, the odds are stacked against you. Rome wasn't built in a day and I highly doubt your business will be built in a month. So if you don't think you'll be able to afford the full price next month and on. Just hold off until you can. Maybe it's better to save up for the full year instead which is actually cheaper in the longer run since WA gives you a discount for buying a full year membership.

3. You know it all already and don't need additional help.

Maybe you're one of those people that don't need extra help. You're good at hunting down information on your own. You don't really require any live one one chats or new weekly training videos. You're the type that learns better by making mistakes on your own rather than avoiding them all together. You view investing in yourself via books, school or online training as a waste of money or as a scam. If that's you then you're probably not reading this article and have left the community already. But just in case you haven't then again going premium may not be for you. And that's fine. I use to be one of those people and eventually learned that it cost me more not to invest in myself. So there is hope for you.

Well there you have it. Even though I've been here since 2007 and don't plan to give up my premium membership, I can understand why some of you shouldn't go premium. But I'd love to hear your thoughts because I know many of you have gone premium like me. So chime in below.

Eddy with a y

P.S. And if you really want to go premium but can afford it, then read this:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon/blog/c...

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Dygie-Reds Premium
Yes Eddy!
I've gone premium because, even though I haven't figured out how to continue pay for it (the reason why I am going to look into your Amazon mechanical turks suggestion). I actually started this about one or two years ago and left for not able to keep up with all that blogging and content posts and reviews. However I came back because somehow I believe it works and nothing else I've tried out there since, have worked and just costed me money I don't have in the first place.
So I'm here to stay this time, providing people like you are around to help me stay afloat.
Thanks!
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EddySalomon Premium
Well I'm glad you came back with a better perspective. I've seen a lot of people that think the grass is greener on the other side. Or they believe there is some magically make money fast system.

But as you learned first hand, it just takes patience and old fashion hard work which is what WA teaches. It's not as sexy as the hypey nonsense you see out there. But it does work. So I'm glad you see that now.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Indeed Eddy!..indeed.
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I'm one of the wait for later people. Not because I want to wait, but because if I had $20 right now, I'd be at the grocery store not handing it out online. I'll go premium when I can afford to do it, not when I have to starve for a few days to afford it.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed. It just doesn't make sense to invest in something you can't continue to pay for. So it's better to wait until you can. So I agree with you and why I wrote this article.
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N33 Premium
Hello Verna,

Don't worry, it doesn't matter. You can read what I wrote about it : It is not a race. To be cautious and conscious is a good way in the long term.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need anything.

Kindly,
N with a smile
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ph33lm00r3 Premium
I dont have an issue with this at all, i understand investing in yourself but my question is after the 1st month ($19) will each month continue to be $49 or will the price go up or something? And how how much is the yearly fee? I was looking around to see were the pricing was so i can find whats suitable.
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EddySalomon Premium
All the pricing is explained here: It's $49 per month. It doesn't go up. They had a great black friday sale for yearly that just passed. But even the regular yearly prices saves you money. So it's something to consider as well.
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alesiah Premium
Great post and I already knew when I got here it would at least be a year before I can make something happen I guess I just had a feeling with all the training you have to learn but I haven't paid yearly just yet because it works for me paying monthly but I will as soon as I am able !!
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Alesia.
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N33 Premium
Really good written, Eddy, as you know I am type 2.,saving and working now on getting Premium, because I put the foot on a long-term path with WA.
In a way you were the one who took my hand and brought me here, I am and will be forever grateful.
N
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Anne
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WealthyAff77 Premium
Hello Eddy

I have joined Wealthy Affiliate for two weeks now, and I cannot sing it's praises loud enough. I have been so excited, telling those closest around me about it. But at the same time "testing" it out, not only for myself, but for my friends and family and anyone else whom I may want to refer, as I do not want to cause them any personal loss or harm. However, what I am realizing is; it is not for everyone.

I am prepared to invest in WA for myself because of my goals, and because money is not the most important thing in my life. Having said that, there is not much in life we can do without money. So being prepared to take a long term view is important for me. It requires patience, along with other essential skills and qualities.

I don't think WA is for everyone, but anyone who wants to give it a go, will be able to get all the help and training they will need to develop their skills set and be successful here at WA. (I hope, as I have some way to go yet!).

Aileen
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed Aileen
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Julianna1 Premium
Okay. I think ill hold off on the premium for now. But will I still be able to ask for help from the WA community if I have to or am I simply cut off and will have to figure it out on my own? Will I still be able to talk to you, Eddy?
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EddySalomon Premium
I thought you would find this helpful. Unfortunately your communication access will be cut off. It's a privilege for premium members. But once you become premium you'll be able to get the support, training and communication again. So yes you'll be on your own until then. But you still have the access now so be sure to use it.
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StevenEsser Premium
hehehhehe.. well.. yeah I suppose one can 1) know it all and 2) have cheaper hosting than what is offered here.. but I so extremely doubt that.

I have been in the hosting business and trust me, it's expensive to own servers and maintain them. Still have a VPS though for my other 50 domains, but I am slowly moving my core stuff to WA for a very good reason.. good hosting and backup.

As for knowing it all. I am a bachelor marketingmanagement and don't know it all. But ofcourse you can find a lot of stuff also on youtube, but you will never get the support from a community like WA.

As for no money...yeah I understand that well. But you need to invest to make money. I invested. I paid the first month for less.. and then at black friday, which was within the same week, I went annually.

Make money quickly won't happen, unless you put 500% workhours into it. I do my best but I could do better. Being 30 days in now, I still feel I could have achieved more than I have..but oh well..it goes on the pace I have set - a slower one...

forwards.

Steven
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Steven
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
The main reason for going premium is for the identity sales.
can you imagine going to potential clients as you develop sites and having to explain the //siterubix, at every interview. Sure we want to promote WA but as the conversation is about our products that move WA one does not want to have to develop sales pitches that are five hours long that Segway into there own material, especially if it is there own material that is driving the site.
So I always believe it is best to pay for Premium with the sole intention already understood that one needs to make that 41.00 count. well at least get a three year plan. That giving you more than enough time to make a solid career out this.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you see the value of the investment.
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
Oh I love the fact that it is affordable. That an industry has found a way to make a 3 year plan one of the best rockets in the country. Have you incorporated this system to Facebook yet. I am certain considering you are a top 100 member that you have already found a way to use Facebook along side with this program. You have already invited the numerous "Friends" you have on facebook into this adventure and have referrals in the thousands by now? Every person that you know should be investing in this company for every person has a niche that is marketable. =)
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EddySalomon Premium
I focus on my content, SEO and email marketing. FB isn't friendly to the make money niche.
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
Hmm that is good to know. Um is it because FB has kind of started promoting online businesses?
Are they considered a competitive program to WA?
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EddySalomon Premium
They just assume and treat the whole industry as a scam. It has nothing to do with competition.
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
Hmm so I think it will be time to write a story on that. Beat out the market scammers at there own game. well not now but surly when the time comes. because to continue to ignore this development makes it harder to move forward. Social media is really where the market is.
Recently I noticed you can send friends and family money through FB
what do you think of this development?
what is FB trying to prove.
it sounds as bad as Walmart when it comes to marketable value.
I see now why there are republicans against it
no one likes a monopoly.
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EddySalomon Premium
Dude I don't know. I'm not a social media expert. Best of luck to you.
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LadybugLove Premium
hmm...I will beg to differ on this point with FB. I have been growing a following with FB for nearly 2 years from 5 to 802 currently. I've created a brand for myself and my group are anxiously awaiting my website/blog debut.

Building trust is a very large component in the equation. I think it depends what you're selling. My group look to me for leadership and advice...can't replace that.

Cheers!

~Evon :)
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chartdude Premium
Thanks Eddy. It all takes time, sometimes more than a year to achieve ones goal, but premium I think if one can do it is the way to go. The training and the community is top notch and most things in life really are not free, it takes much effort. If one makes that effort, it is likely they will succeed if they persevere.

All my best!
Jim
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MarieOkay Premium
Great article Eddy. I dived in and went premium a few days after I found this site and promised myself I would have the training nailed down within the first couple of weeks, my website set up within the month and off to the races I would go:)
Well work 9 -5 in front of a computer took over, family distractions and calls on my time have made me realise I have to go at a bit of a slower pace, but that's ok because I intend to be here for the long-haul and informing newer members of my successes. thank you for your helpful advice.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Marie. I think many of us jump into this hoping we can dive in quickly to make things happen. But ultimately this is a marathon and eventually you will get to the finish line. But we have to give ourselves enough time to do so. I'm glad this article confirmed that for you.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
It does cost to invest in WA. But if you think about it, it is a whole lot cheaper than trying to open a brick and mortar business. You would have to spend 10's of thousands of dollars in order to open a business like that. Plus you would have your monthly overhead which would still be a lot more than the monthly payment to belong to WA. In the long run our investment in WA is priceless!
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EddySalomon Premium
Yup.
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BoldChanges Premium
Great post. I think you have made some very good points. The great thing in reality is that you can learn a lot and do a lot with WA before you ever go premium. I think in the long run you should eventually, but not right away for all folks.
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed the sue. The starter does give you a lot to start with.
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Can you tell me what I can do with just the free starter package? I fit into the #2 category of not being able financially to go Premium yet.
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