Small Pricing Change, Bigger Commissions - $47 to $49 Sept 13th

Last Update: September 06, 2016

Well the time has come, we are increasing our price.

As discussed and validated by the WA community earlier on this year, we are going to be moving our price out of the “info product” price point to a more service based price point.

We have struggled with our price for years, we know that $7’s have the tendency to “convert” within the info product industry at a higher rate and this has proven true with any info product we have offered people. Shams and scams in the industry tend to use price points ending in 7’s and we want to move away from any association with programs like this.

But WA is not an info product, we are much more. Over the past 11 years we have moved to a service that is unparalleled in the industry. We offer an all-inclusive platform to people and businesses that are looking to create, grow and manage their businesses online. We can support a business of any size here, whether you want to run a hobby site, a local mom and pop site, an e-commerce business, managing a local marketing business, or an authority site earning 7 figures per year.

Although the move doesn’t seem drastic at all (a $2 increase), it is a very important one for us as we continue to separate ourselves with the “Internet Marketing Crowd” and push forward into the services/community/technology world.

Affiliates, Please Update Your Sites to Reflect New Price

Although a small adjustment, you should take a moment to update all of your websites and anywhere that you could potentially have the $47 price point on your site.

The ONLY change we have made is changing the recurring price from $47 to $49. This is to better align ourselves as a “service” within the industry, to create consistency amongst all of our price points here at WA and over at Jaaxy, and to move away from a “7” price point that has become synonymous with scams and shams in the industry.

We will also be updating the "Free vs. Starter grid" banner to reflect the price increase as well. If you are using the Free vs. Starter grid you will want to manually update this over the next week. Keep an eye out for this update and if you are hot linking to the HTML, no changes will be needed on your end.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/banners

Affiliate commissions will also be going up on recurring sales. The former commission was $22.50 per month recurring, the new price will be $23.50 per month. Although a small increment, these will add up!

If You are Premium Before Sept. 13th, You Are NOT Affected

If you are a current Premium member, you will be unaffected and you will retain your current pricing structure moving forward. If you are a Starter member, you will be subject to this tiny price increase moving forward.

It will not impact you in an way whatsoever. The value you get here at WA far exceeds $49, comparable hosting platforms alone to what you get included in your membership exceed $250 per month!

**If you are a Premium member before next Monday, September 13th, you will not be subject to the new price increase.

Yearly Will Remain the Same Price, $359!

You can still get our yearly price at $359 which is cheaper than when we first started Wealthy Affiliate over 10 years ago. When we started out in 2005, our yearly was $359.88. This is before we offered pretty much everything you see here within the community and were simply offered people a few hand picked “keyword lists” every month. We didn’t even have a way to communicate with us back then!

So although we continue to spend millions on the platform here at WA and continue to evolve and innovate at a faster pace than ever, you can still get our prices from 11 years ago.

Just thought we would give you a quick update here. There is TONS of awesome stuff to look forward to and we have some really big plans in the coming months with new features, new rollouts, improvements, innovations and evolutions.

2016 has been another year focused on you YOU, 2017 you can expect much more of the same. A bright future is ahead for all members here within the community.



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boomergp08 Premium
Kyle, I am spending my Saturday updating all of my pages and posts with the new price. Is it safe to assume that the commission for a Starter member will change from $11.25 to $11.75?

Also, when will you have available the new Membership Comparrison grid graphic with the $47 changed to $49? Ballpark estimate. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Those will most likely remain the same. We have not changed the price for the starter member commissions at this point.

Also, the graphic will be updated by tomorrow.
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Floridasong Premium
Having paid for for years of college to obtain my degree I know this is a great value for what you get. Investing in my own business with the type of support we have here is priceless.

Thank you for continuing to be visionaries taking us to the next level. I can't wait to see all the enhancements/improvements yet to come.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, we aim to keep our platform cost efficient for everyone. We cater to all levels of experience and people that need advanced and sophisticated services to rely on for their business. We appease the best of both worlds.
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shermand2268 Premium
Thanks Kyle. Just a tip for new people, if you go to "all posts" on your dashboard and type $47 into the search box, it will bring up any posts where you mention the $47 price. Then, once inside the post (or page), you can hit control and F at the same time and it will bring up a box - type in $47 and it will find all the locations within the post or page where $47 is mentioned. Quick and easy to make this change. :)
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Kyle Premium
Good suggestion here Debra, everyone can efficiently update any of the posts they have on their websites that have 47 on it. I actually just did this myself. :)
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Bryced19 Premium
Hello Kyle:
WA is well deserving of this modest increase since there is no other service online offering the total package that WA offers. I am a premium member so it won't affect me. But I will encourage non-premium members not to let this small increase affect their decisions.

Daniel
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words Daniel and I am so glad you think so highly of our service. Our goal moving forward is only to get better and to continue to overdeliver here at WA! :)
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Luther Premium
When I joined WA, I paid 29.99, I'm still paying 29.99. If I get WA referral I will get 23,50, almost my money back guarantee of some kind. Do maths 29.99-23.50= 6.49
Which means WA membership fee will only costs me only $6.49. So, please new members stay with us. ITS NICE TO BE HERE
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you are one of the originals! The yearly is still the best deal on a member and when you joined the yearly was actually 88 cents more expensive than it is now.

And yeah, only takes just over one sale to float your membership here. :)
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Aspiring Premium
I think this is a positive step, especially to move away from the Internet crowd. I can see how it will help re-position WA as a more valuable proposition to potential customers. The value offered here is immense in comparison to the cost, so it's still a good product to try and sell!
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Heidi56 Premium
I really appreciate this platform a lot - after much different experiences in the past. Unfortunately, many of the people I know are "burnt children" as we say in German, and they don't really listen to me when I tell them that they best come over here and leave all the other platforms and courses behind. It will take me time to convince them....
Thanks for the great effort to create this platform which is working fine - some things still missing like "circles" for finding the people we are connected with via topics etc.....
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, we have many advances taking place all the time here and you are going to see many awesome rollouts in the coming months here at WA. Thanks for the feedback. ;)
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wb5yjs Premium
There was a time when the ‘Price-Point’ was $5, $10, $50, etc.

Then came the absurd thinking that $4.99, $9.99, $49.99, etc. was a better ‘Price-Point’.

And then another absurd thought, that ‘Price-Points” ending in a “7” was even better.

Then came the absurdity, that the ‘good-guys’ use ‘Price-Points’ ending in a “9” & scams end in “7”.

Consumers deserve the respect of not being manipulated with absurd ‘Price-Points’.

Reverting from $47 to $49 is a half-step movement.

Why not be totally different & respectful… $50?
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Kyle Premium
It has a lot to do with the consistency in our pricing as well.

$19
$49
$359

Jaaxy

$19
$199
$49
$499

The $47 was an old ball and something that we weren't too keen on and haven't been for some while. People associate $47 price points with ebooks and info products in this space, there are $7's everywhere.

It is not a good guy versus bad guy, but it is a branding thing for us and the right move.
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Marcus1978 Premium
Thanks for letting us know. I also changed the bit in my welcome message which talks about the first month being only $19, because that's now 61% off rather than 59%.

Can you please let us know when the Starter & Premium comparison table image has been updated because I still have the old one on my website. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Perfect, good move. I will be changing mine as well and yeah, the comparison table will be updated soon.
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mytomorrow Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you very much for the update. Actually if we have to pay 10 times for what we get here at WA, it would be still less than the great and the peerless value we get here.

God bless you and Carson for all what you do for us here at WA, it was the best decision I have ever made in life when I joined WA.

Thank you again for everything.

Ahmed
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Anh Premium
Kyle, great to hear the price change! I've always though WA far exceeds other products in the make money online industry and am glad to see you guys moving out of the stereotypes within that space.

I will be updating my WA posts from $47 to $49 ASAP. On another note, 13th September is also my mother's birthday. Good times!

Take care,
Anh
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Kyle Premium
Great Anh and yeah, update your price points right way on your site. And a big Happy Birthday to your mother! :)
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Anh Premium
Aww, thanks! I'm updating from my most recent posts down, and will be up and ready with the new pricing before the 13th.
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janoli Premium
Hi Kyle. I asked Carson to close my account and refund my last payment. I am still waiting for him ( or perhaps you could ) please attend to my request as soon as possible. Sorry I have to leave as the exchange rate makes the premium membership too high at this time for me.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Kyle. Funny, I thought the price had increased months ago when your first email came out. Due to my bank in South Africa not allowing automatic payments through Paypal I have to re-subscribe every month as a Premium Member (until I get some US earnings in my Paypal account) - will I still be on the old price when I re-subscribe next month? Will the new pricing affect your November Black Friday special for annual membership?
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Kyle Premium
No you will not be affected you will always resubscribe at your original price so no worries here.
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laurenjean Premium
Awesome! Thanks Kyle! WA ROCKS!
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vandine Premium
Thank you.

I am appreciative of the consideration you offered for those who have been members of WA before this update. I appreciate your sincerity and generosity.

Thank you for creating this platform. Whether I continue to move forward in the affiliate marketing industry or not, this platform that you have created has been an exceptional part of my understanding and creating of me.

In sincere thanks,

Nicholas van Dine
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Kyle Premium
Nicholas, there are many directions you can head online, affiliate marketing is just one of them and we can help you regardless of the direction you choose.

If you want to do something online, we can help. The initial focus should be getting a base audience, one you have that in your given niche/industry, the sky is the limit.

Thanks for your kind words as well, much appreciated.
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indahpermai Premium
Thanks for the update. Appreciate it.
I've been working with the Corporate sectors for years and I can understand how important this move is. It may be just a small amount of difference but I'm sure it makes a huge difference in overall. And that only affects the monthly pricing. The yearly and the discounted $19 maintain the same though.
What I've learnt here is way much more than that. An increase of $2 is really a small price to pay for all the treasures at WA. We all support WA! Can't wait to see what other great things are coming ahead!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it really has nothing to do with the price, rather the number and the meaning behind it. It won't affect anyone's pocketbooks, but it will go a long ways in terms of perception and decoupling us from the products that trail in 7.
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BBR913 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Updated information noted. Thank you! Just one question which still is on the back of my mind. I joined last December and took advantage of the really low sale price... Will I be paying the same cost or the $349/annually?

Have had much personal and health issues this year and haven't been active in 2016. I still believe in the program though and would like to stay a member.

Thank you! Bernie
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Kyle Premium
You will not be subject to price increase this year, you will be able to take advantage of the same pricing you got last year when your membership recurs. :)
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BBR913 Premium
Thanks, Kyle!
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KenPe Premium
Hey Kyle,
Thanks for the information. Gives us time to update sites.
A small increase over all this time is not a problem. The overall
benefits received will be a blessing as you explained reason
to not be in the same category as the other 7's. Kudos to you
and Carson for the thoughtful implementation of this small
increase.
Cheers,
Ken
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MKearns Premium
As a premium member this doesn't affect me, but even if it did it's a negligible pittance. I am fully converted Kyle. There is a universe of difference to belonging here. I could sit down and with no trouble list at least 100 business development lessons learned here besides the features.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the kind words and we plan on pushing the envelope even further in the months ahead. The value of the membership is only going to continue to go up as time goes on (yet the price won't reflect that).
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NWTDennis Premium
It's pretty incredible to think that the annual premium now is the same as it was when you started WA ... with the long list of upgrades that have been implemented since 2005. New members might not realize that you an Carson are committed to constantly upgrading the features of this state of the art training platform.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, if you saw what we were in 2005 you would be amazed. We literally gave people a keyword list each week. No forum, nothing. Just a list. People loved the service at $359.88 per year and it was worth it at that. We offer 1,000x more now, and we are actually 88 cents cheaper 11 years later.
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JohnStevens Premium
Hi Kyle, if folk are serious about creating a website then WA is the place to go. I had never heard of WA just under three months ago, and after researching reviews etc, I became a member. I feel so proud to be part of this community, it is a long learning and training process. I am not the quickest in going through the training, but I am in the trenches and whatever length of time it will take me to have a website for all visitors etc to enjoy, that is fine by me.

Thank you Kyle and Carson for wanting to help and support ALL members trying to achieve their goal. Nobody should question the price.

John
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words John and it is wonderful to have you as part of the family here at WA.
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Al-Hussani Premium
Even though I'm new to WA, I can say just from the training I received so far that WA is worth a lot more than what I paid, and that is not all I'm getting don't forget the support, resources, tools and the wonderful comunity.
Yes, I would still join WA even if the increase is a lot more than $2
The owners put in a lot of time and hard work to make all this available to people and businesses that really need it and for that a big thanks and cheers to the owners of WA.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the feedback and the kind words Khalid. $2 isn't going to make a difference in terms of who will join and who won't, we haven't raised our prices in 11 years because we CARE about people and their success first and foremost.

To help the most people as possible, we need to keep our barrier to entry low, and our service quality the highest in the industry. We have no plans to change this and with each day that passes we will only continue to get better!
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leoemery Premium
Bugger, bugger - I think it's great we can earn more and it pulls us away from the info product arena

But I just finished redoing a few of my videos that I have as part of my optin series and now I have to re-do the 2 that mention price.

You're off my sandwich list for a few days - LOL
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gmegs Premium
Hahaha - sandwich list
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Kyle Premium
Wha!? No pulled pork. OK, price is going back to $47! lol

It definitely is a move for branding and to move us away from the "info product" space and into the services space (which we truly are). Cherry on top is higher commissions, which over time for many folks will really start to add up.
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bazboy247 Premium
Thanks for the update WA delivers much more value than $49 per month

I do agree most of the products out there start at $7.0 but the up sells go up and up into the hundreds of dollars

There are no up sells in WA

I think I may add that info to my WA review

Barry
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, for sure. A good time to update your review, not just with this updated information but you can include any of the things that have been released and added to WA since your last update.
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Kate48 Premium
Thanks Kyle. Good things will come of this. It's still a great bargain for the price and considering all that's offered.

One of the biggest pluses for me is having the access to you.
You're not too big to associate and you maintain a certain level of humble. :)

You're my kind of people. Pay it forward....
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is very nominal and in the 11 years since WA was conceived, we have not raised the price of our yearly members.

In fact.....

Back in 2005, a yearly membership at WA was $359.88.
Now in 2016, a yearly membership at WA is $359.00.

How is that for deflation, even though we have gone from a keyword list service to one that offers everything one would need to create/grow/manage a business online. :)
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Kate48 Premium
You guys are awesome. I'm so happy to be a part of this.
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