Yearly WA Subscription: Is it worth it?

Last Update: October 19, 2013

They say "a stitch in time saves nine". I think this is true because of my experiences. Through the years, I have learned not to delay or procrastinate when I have the opportunity to do something since I just don't know what might happen in the future.

My advice is, weigh your options and make a decision, the kind you will be able to live with down the road.

My Short Story.......

When I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in September I was happy with my free starter membership because I didn't have the luxury of making any payment at the time. OK, at the end of the first week, I took advantage of the discounted rate of $19 for the first month, which was still pretty good. In October, as my renewal date drew near, I started pondering about what to do because my financial situation had not really improved, so the question is, what do I do? Go monthly or save a ton with the yearly membership. I needed to make a decision NOW! So...........

I asked myself, is it really worth it to spend all that money at once for the yearly subscription?

In the last 5 weeks since joining WA; I have learned what I never thought I could know anything about, I have made new friends and come across some wonderful people, I have started laying the foundation for my own online business with the building of 2 websites. So the future is bright and.......

Today, after weighing my options, I made a decision to do something that is not convenient considering all I need to do with the funds at my disposal. What matters is that, I will be able to live with my decision to go yearly.....

Because I believe success is within my reach and it will be well with me.

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Marilynm1 Premium
You will not be disappointd because you have made a commitment to yourself and your long term success. Great decision.
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dashwilde Premium
it is but it is up to you solely to do what you need to WIN, make a benefit in your customers life and just aiming to share and help others on your site
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EddySalomon Premium
You've made the right decision FunMine! I've been here since 2007 and it's been worth every dime. I learn new things all the time here and you can't beat the community. Now you can just focus on trying to build your business and not worrying about if you should pay this next month. You've committed to yourself and invested in yourself! Great call!
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Funmine Premium
You are absolutely correct, "focus" is the word. Thanks Eddy.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome! You should be able to make great progress over the next 12 months! We're looking forward to hearing about it!
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Funmine Premium
Hey Eddy, with all the eyes on me now, I have no choice but to keep motivating myself to move forward. Thanks a bunch.
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TonyRidgeway Premium
Excellent choice Funmine. I urge people, especially new members to go yearly. Honestly it's not because of the savings, or the commission. It's because by going yearly you commit yourself to a year of trying to develop your business.

It takes a little while to learn the ropes, a little longer to get your site performing, and a long while typically to build a business.

Ultimately, by subscribing for a full year you are much more driven to work hard, learn a lot, and finally find success and freedom within this business.

Best of luck to you as you start this journey. I feel certain you've made a decision that you won't soon regret.
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Tony, for the best wishes. Going yearly takes the load off my shoulders, I now need to focus on the work.
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jespinola Premium
Adejoke,

Great decision!. I paid yearly and i love it because you are no worry month to month and i save money.

Additionally you learn on your own way without stress to think you should pay for the next month.
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Funmine Premium
Hello Jorge, thanks for your comment. Like you rightly said, renewal is one less thing to worry about.
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jespinola Premium
Yup! Is less worries :)
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heart2hearts Premium
Great ! Go ahead ! À lot of success
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Funmine Premium
Thanks, Monique!
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tiajefferson Premium
Proud of you Funmine. I think you made a good decision. I learn something new everyday with WA and I think it's worth it to go yearly. You have shown how much you are ready to succeed with WA and I'm willing to follow in your footsteps here soon. My renewal date is approaching also. Great post and thanks for the motivation. Much success.
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Funmine Premium
Hey Tia, I know your renewal date is just around the corner since we joined WA on the same day. Go for it girl!
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Hudson Premium
If you can afford to do it, I recommend the yearly subscription. I found I needed that amount of time to take it all in and to make progress.
Hudson
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Funmine Premium
Yes, being able to make progress without worrying about monthly renewals is important.
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Gordi Premium
Excellent point Funmine. I've seen some questions from people asking if they should go premium. Even at $47 a month, where on earth can you own an office (WA platform), a store (your website) with all utilities included (website content), plus someone teaching you how to get it off the ground? Nowhere that I know of.
We all know you made the right decision.
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Funmine Premium
Gordana, thank you very much for breaking it down for us the way you did. Good insights.
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Joshua0853 Premium
Don't forget...unlimited websites and hosting. That's worth plenty.
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Joshua0853 Premium
TravelHacker hit on something that needs to be emphasized.

What we are all building here at WA requires commitment. The Starter membership is akin to someone who wants to go for a test drive..."kick the tires", so to speak. The monthly Premium membership is akin to renting a car...you can stop at any time with no problem. However, Going Yearly is when you truly take ownership of the "vehicle" and are fully committed.

I think there is a different mindset that manifests for each of these membership types.
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Gordi Premium
absolutely right
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Funmine Premium
Your analogies are great, Joshua. Very nicely done for a better understanding of the opportunities presented to us at WA.
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dashwilde Premium
Yes good job, for a second I was going to count you out but as I read your last statements. I was proud of you, I wish you success
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Dash! I wish you all the best as well.
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TravelHacker Premium
Congratulations! Now we know you're the real deal, in this for the long haul. (As if we didn't already know that... :)
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Stephanie, very kind of you.
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Visions Premium
Best deal and a done deal!
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Funmine Premium
Very well said, Diane.
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DebHumphries Premium
I completely agree with you, I am going yearly myself this Thursday 10/24/13. There is just too much value here at WA and I will save big by making the yearly jump.

I love the way you explained your reasons and the outlook you have towards the future, I have no doubt you will succeed. :)
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Deb. It feels good knowing I don't have to think about renewal for 12 whole months. Getting it out of the way is a big relief for me.

I'm glad you've decided to do the same.
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Joshua0853 Premium
Congrats to you, Ade! Believe me--you made the right decision.

Not long ago, I was in your exact position: I also took advantage of the $19.00 first month deal; then wrestled with the question: "Is it worth it to go yearly?" Once I decided that it was, I was faced with the question of how to do it.

Because of medical issues, I have not had full time work for over two years and have survived by working three part-time "jobs" as I returned to school to finish up on a degree. Money is tight! Long/short...I managed to scrape the money together using some of the strategies found in the blogs below. Even if none of the strategies work for you, they may trigger some others that I did not mention.

All the best to you on your WA journey.

Joshua
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https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/joshua0853/blog/is-it-really-about-the-money-no-longer-an-obstacle

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/joshua0853/blog/unintended-good-consequence
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Funmine Premium
Joshua, thanks a bunch for sharing your strategies. Very kind of you.
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Funmine Premium
Joshua, I have just read your blog on ways to save money and you made very interesting points. I have always thought that a lot of money is being wasted every month paying for cable subscription. How much TV do I even watch? I mean seriously, even when I watch, how many of the channels I'm being forced to pay for do I watch?
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Pinecone Premium
You have inspired me. You go girl!
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Catherine, very kind of you to stop by.

Your story is very inspiring and reminds me to count my blessings everyday.

I wish you the Peace of God and much success.
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hi are you earning after the first few months?
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Funmine Premium
Thanks for asking that question. I have not earned any money yet. I've only been here for 5 weeks. But I believe if I work hard and focus, I will accomplish my goals. Making that yearly subscription is my commitment to follow through.
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PeterShaffer Premium
I think that you've got a great point of view. I've only been here a week and I haven't made money yet, but I know it takes time and work. Good job committing yourself!
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Peter, your kinds words are appreciated.
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PeterShaffer Premium
This is what I believe. The yearly subscription is less than a dollar a day. When I look at it this way, and how much value I'm given each day, it is more than worth it. Good luck in your decision!
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Peter, for the well wishes.

I wish you all the best as well with your young family.
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