I am on a low income – cannot afford WA monthly fees - what’s the solution?

Last Update: September 05, 2012

I have a website which reviews Wealthy Affiliate and I received a question late last week which I had not thought of and I would welcome any advice any of you good members can give me please.

The question was as follows:

Hi, I did the W/A 10 day course but it didn’t give me enough time. I’m on a very low income and cannot afford their monthly fees. What’s the solution?
Thanks.




What I am looking for is a sensitive and constructive answer which I can give to this question.

Having been extremely hard up at times in my life I know what it means to see an outstanding opportunity like WA and be almost there, and then need that extra bit of money which I don't have. If you are really on the bread line, and I know there are many out there who are, this is a very tricky situation and a highly emotional one.

Answers spring to mind such as:

1. Take a part time job to get the money, till you make money in WA with refferals.

2. Hold a garage sale to raise it.

3. Borrow from a relative, or partner.

Without knowing the specific circumstances of the individual any or all of these might make some or no sense.

SO I was wondering if anyone of our membership has come across any other ideas which I might be able to offer this person. I though a long while before putting this on my blog but quickly realised that any of you may well have this question raised to you in the future and need an answer as I do.

Hopefully this might help you at some time in the future.

All comments would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks

Hudson.

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williamhall Premium
I took my time to look into WAU and took two months to investigate it. I had to whip through the 30 day course in ten days. I decided to jump in with both feet once I had the money to invest. I took the ten day course and now working my way through the 30 day course and taking the time to understand it. Very rewarding.
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Hudson Premium
Hi William, Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated,
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Hudson
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Shawn Martin Premium
There is no easy answer. I was always from the school that if you want it bad enough, you will find a way. Kyle borrowed his girlfriends credit card, lol
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Hudson Premium
Hi Shawn, Many thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated,
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Hudson
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@RICH. Premium
Hi Hudson,

I know you wanted sensitive and constructive answers, but I'm afraid I'm a bit jaded or cynical about such comments, simply because I've heard it so often in situations outside of WAU.

I find that after asking a couple of questions, that often these "poor" individuals have computers, games consoles, broadband alongside satellite or cable tv, enjoy weekly pizza deliveries and nights at the pub, even foreign holidays, etc. but just don't "want" to afford something like a WAU subscription. It's a bit like the AppStore, where people have bought $1,000 iPads but whine about paying 99¢ for an app, the "everything digital should be free" mentality.

Heck, I know of Members here that are based in countries where the fees are hugely disproportionate to their earned income yet still they continue to subscribe, year-after-year.

That said, it's entirely possible your questioner has undertaken the trial at a library or internet cafe and they are genuinely in dire straits. If so, I'd recommend they start earning some extra dosh on sites such as fiverr or elance. You could also direct them to somewhere like the Warrior forums if they are determined to learn a bit more about IM without a WAU subscription.

I'm sorry if I come across as heartless or brutal, but if Ivan Massow can found a massive insurance company whilst living in a squat with only a mobile phone, I always feel that if someone truly has a "want", the majority will do what's necessary or do without something else to get it.

Rich. AKA Cruella de Vil.
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Hudson Premium
Hi Rich, Thanks for taking the time to answer my blog. Really appreciate your comments and fully understand what you are saying - seen it as well.
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Hudson
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Do the yard sale thing. Something like that can buy another month. That frees you up to make the next strategy. I've been doing this for over two years here. Believe me, I would have given up long ago if I didn't share in your feeling about WA.
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Hudson Premium
Daniel, many thanks - much appreciated,
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Hudson
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Mr.Niceguy Premium
The simplest answer is the truth. It just might not be the right time for this person to capitolize on WA and all it has to offer. It's most important to prioritize and the truth is that if they don't have the money to afford the membership, then there are areas in their financial life that clearly need more attention. They need to eat more than they need WA. They need a roof over their heads more than they need WA. They need working lights more than they need WA. In saying that, I must add that the value of WA MORE than justifies the price. You should let them know that in order to get the education, web hosting, networking, marketing tools, video tutorials, etc. will all cost many times more to access seperately from another source. On a side note, if they expect to get a return back at tax time, suggest they use that to pay for a whole year. Sure they'll have to wait a few months, but it's better than nothing. Just my two cents :-)
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Hudson Premium
Hi there, Many thanks - really appreciate your taking the time to do this. Agree with your thoughts and will now be able to put it together as an answer,
Again many thanks
Hudson
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