I have two questions. I just recently made a free website as I don't have the money for premium just yet. I was looking over the starter to premium and what you get between the both and I sole that the web size free was only 5GB,while premium members get 30GB. If I upgrade to premium after making my free website, would the size of the website increase to 30GB or will it stay at 5GB because that is how I built it?

Second question, once I set up my website and I finish the training and begin getting traffic to my website. Will Amazon, Walmart, or any of the other affiliate programs I may join, give me the option to take checks in the mail or some different way of getting paid without the need of having direct deposit to a bank? I have no money to my name and am currently living off of others. I already take to much from them and I would prefer not taking money from them. Please, any and all comments/criticism is welcome. I need as much help as I can get.

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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi John, you've got great answers to your questions.

I would like to let you know the possibility for you to earn some money even if you are a starter member.

What's great about WA is that WA will pay commissions for you when you promote WA and people join and upgrade to Premium.

You can click on the $ sign up top on the right. Click on Program Details. Then you can grab your affiliate link and share it to your family or friends who are thinking of building an online business through blogging as well.

When you click on Stats, scroll down, you can fill in your PayPal account the the amount of minimum payout threshold.

Since you are a starter member, the amount of commission a starter member makes is half of what a premium member makes.

As a starter member when someone, your referral, joins under you and they upgrade to premium, you earn $4.00
(If YOU were a premium member you would earn $8.00)

As a starter member when that same referral pays for their 2nd month as a premium member, you earn $11.25 recurring
(If YOU were a premium member you would earn $23.50 recurring)

Hope this helps,
anusuya1 Premium
Hi John,
Your 1st question:
Your website will be 30GB once you upgrade to premium.
2nd question.
Your premium membership has to be paid for you to continue as a premium member.
There are ways to make money and the premium training will include all of that along with how you get your payments.
keishalina9 Premium
hey hi John & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Good questions and all questions are good ones here ...

It looks like you've received a helpful discussion thread and Tim (your WA Coach) has given you a fulsome reply and John (BrightSales) have provided PayPal as an option.

Hope it all works out well for you,

All the very best to you for every Success & enjoy the amazing WA journey ... cheerio .... :)
BrightSales Premium
Whatever you get as a free member will be upgraded to what premium members get. There are way more benefits with premium members.
I think that the affiliate program companies will give you a hard time if you don't have some ways of depositing your money. I think you might want to sign up with PayPal. It's free. Every time you earn some affiliate cash, it'll go to your PayPal account holding area. Also, if you want, you can also get a PayPal debit card. If need be, you can then have your money that is in your PayPal account sent in by a form of check to your home address. All the best!
TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi John,

Once you upgrade to Premium, the size of your site doesn't change, but the hosting that your site/s are on is upgraded. You can also transfer a free .siterubix site to your own domain once you're Premium which has many benefits.

How you get paid depends on which company you decide to work with. There are 10,000's of companies who work with affiliates globally so you have lots of options.

For example, if you decide to promote Amazon products on your site, then Amazon is the company that pays you via bank wire or check because Amazon runs its own affiliate program.

Then there are companies like AWIN which have thousands of companies signed up through them. And so when you join AWIN you immediately have access to promote the products from any of those companies once you're approved. And in that case AWIN is the company that pays you (normally by bank wire).

Or, to give you another example, if you decide to promote Wealthy Affiliate, the site you're on right now, then Wealthy Affiliate pays you via PayPal.

So it really depends on the individual offer you decide to promote as to which company pays you, how often, how much, and the method they use to pay you.

You will learn all about choosing products to promote, affiliate programs, signing up and working with companies and getting paid etc in the training. It's all in there in detail so if this doesn't make sense it will as you progress through the training.

Hope this helps!

Thank you Tim, this really does help. Also, I would like to thank you personally for opening my eyes to this site. You have changed my life... And it was all from a post about shadow blitzing haha.
TimMcKinlay Premium
Pleasure John, glad I could help and looking forward to working with you. If you need anything moving forward, just let me know. :)