Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium Membership: Why You MUST Join Premium

Last Update: March 05, 2018

As you may have known, Wealthy Affiliate only has 2 membership levels - Free Starter Member & Premium Member.

There are NO complicated and confusing membership systems or even any upsells at all. That's why I love Wealthy Affiliate. You won't hit a roadblock along your online business journey just to know that you have to put in another investment to proceed.

I know that feeling sucks and I've experienced that before!

Many of you may have that experience before as well. You felt cheated. You felt being scammed. You felt helpless or even frustrated.

That won't happen in Wealthy Affiliate.

In this post, I would like to walk you through the major differences between Starter & Premium Membership and explain to you why you MUST become a Premium member if you truly want to succeed in this business.

Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium Membership

Wealthy Affiliate's Free Starter Membership is completely FREE. There's no hidden charges or any limited trial period. This means that you can stay as Free member for as long as you want. (But I won't recommend you to do that. I'll explain why...)

Wealthy Affiliate's Premium Membership costs $19 for the first month if you upgrade within the first 7 days and it costs $49/month afterwards.

If you decide to cut down your cost (which I would highly recommend you to do), you can upgrade to Premium Yearly. Basically, you pay the membership fee annually and it costs $359/year. If you divide it by the number of days in a year, it only cost you $0.98 per day!

It's way cheaper than a cup of coffee...

Now, here's what you will get with WA Premium Membership:

  • Full training materials (More than 50 lessons of core training)
  • Host up to 50 websites (Which can easily cost up to a hundred bucks or more per month if you host 50 websites somewhere else!)
  • FREE SSL Certificate for all your websites (This is usually an add-on service which can cost up to a few hundred bucks per year)
  • Access to Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool (Your future best business buddy!)
  • Private access to the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle & Carson (I've never seen this anywhere else)
  • 24/7/365 Website Technical Support & many more!

As you can see, just the cost of website hosting, SSL Certificate and Keyword Research Tool alone already far exceed the cost of Premium Membership.

As for Free Starter Membership, you'll have:

  • The first 10 lessons in the core training for FREE
  • 2 Free Subdomain Websites
  • Limited Keyword Research
  • Live Help for the first 7 days

Basically, Free Starter Membership is enough for you to test-drive the system to see if it's for you.

Here's a quick comparison between Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium Membership.

So, Why you MUST join WA Premium?

Given all the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership, it's a no-brainer to leverage this great opportunity to build your own online business.

However, I know there are many of you who are still hesitant and the most common reason is probably...

"I don't have money"

Am I right?

Here's the thing! Not having enough money is the problem we all want to solve. So, you shouldn't make that the "excuse" for not taking action to solve the problem.

Just imagine this, if you have a family to feed but you don't have enough money, would you just tell your spouse and your children that they can't eat dinner tonight because you don't have money? NO!

I'm sure you'll do whatever it takes to find a way to feed your family especially your child, right? Be it driving Uber for a couple of months or taking up another part-time job to supplement your income or even borrowing money from your friends & family members.

It's all about whether you want to get RESULTS or you want to give EXCUSES!

This is the same for building your own online business. If you want to change your life and stop working for money, you have to DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to make it happen.

Your business will only work if you treat it like a real business, not dabbling around for another "opportunity" to see if it works. I'm telling you that Wealthy Affiliate works. It's just whether you're willing to COMMIT to it and put in the time and effort.

Let me share with you a quote:

The act of buying creates a COMMITMENT that causes you to actually TAKE ACTIONS!

Being a paid Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate is not just about gaining access to the training and resources, it's more about telling your mind to be COMMITTED to this business.

Let me repeat myself, for anything you do in life, you either get RESULTS or you give EXCUSES. Not having enough money should not be the reason for not taking action. It is the problem we want to solve.

For example, I personally borrowed money from my friends and parents in order to attend Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within event which cost $1.6K for my seating category.

I did that because I know this kind of event can change my life. So the lack of money money is not an excuse for me to not attend this event, given that I know the value in it.

It's an intense 4-Day event and I can promise that your life will never be the same if you experience that yourself!

It's the same for investing in Wealthy Affiliate. I'm not asking you to invest $1.6K. All you need is a DOLLAR per day and you can start building your online business which can benefit you for life.

I think I've made my point pretty clear and I just want to end off with an useful post for you if the lack of money is your issue right now:

Can't Afford The Premium Membership at WA?

If you want to succeed in life, you need to be both CREATIVE & RESOURCEFUL!

Now, Grab Your Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership for just $19!

I hope to connect and work with you very soon :)

Your #1 Fan,


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LynnB1 Premium
Great quote
JerryHuang Premium Plus
Thank you!
CandiGirl71 Premium
Great post, Jerry. Even if you are preaching to the choir as I am already Premium. I went Premium on day 4 of my Free Starter membership. I've been working WA like it's my full time job, which it is. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity as soon as they can.
I have a very low fixed income so I can't pay by the year yet. I intend to as soon as I can. This is my future and my passion!

JerryHuang Premium Plus
Hey Candice, that’s the passion and commitment you need. Thanks for sharing your situation and I wish you all the best :)
Hi, Candace! How long have you been doing this, and approximately how much have you made in income so far?
CandiGirl71 Premium
Hello, Noelle. I have been in WA 4 months heading on 5. I have mad a little off my adds so far, but not actually off my website yet. I can hardly wait to celebrate that day! It's a long process, and it will come when it comes. Just keep working towards it and don't give up :)
tobocrs Premium
Great looking post, Jerry! Well laid out, well reasoned, great movement toward the commitment! Nicely brief, too!
JerryHuang Premium Plus
Thank you Tim!
bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Jerry. Thanks for that, too many people make excuses why they don't to do it. I did some research on Wealthy Affiliates before I started this. I did not see anything negative about this being a scam. I try to explain to people about this business, but soon as they here about a fee they reject it.
JerryHuang Premium Plus
Hey Roger,
That's normal. It's a human habit. In order to help them, simply offering them information is not enough. Most people need a little bit of push and that's when sales techniques come in handy.

If you ever find it difficult to explain certain product to others so they believe in you and the product, I would recommend you to check out a book called "Expert Secrets" by Russell Brunson.

There are a lot of technique to transform people's mind and that's how you get sales. You don't just provide information, you transform people's lives. You'll understand what I'm saying when you read the book :)
BrianCh Premium
You are an incredible salesman. If I wasn't already premium I would have clicked that button right now.

You're a force to be reckoned with and I'm hot on your heels!

JerryHuang Premium Plus
Haha thanks a lot for your compliments Brian! Appreciate it :)