The Black Friday Lowdown.

Last Update: November 20, 2018

Alright, we are less than 3 days away from the Black Friday offer dropping. I just wanted to spend a few moments talking not only about the Black Friday event, but the year ahead and what that is shaping up to look like (here at WA, and online generally speaking).

The first thing I want to discuss is not the offer coming up, but rather what the year ahead is looking like. I can personally tell you that being part of the community here at Wealthy Affiliate, that 2019 is going to be a brilliant one. I really want to spend some time giving you insight as to why though, and discuss the outlook of the affiliate marketing and online business landscape in the year ahead.

2019, Another Year of Growth Online

As has happened for every year since I have been online, 2019 is going to be another year of growth for affiliate marketing, online usage, and online spending.

Every single year since the inception of the Internet it has grown. Let that sink in. Back when Carson and I started out online in 2002, there were 558 million Internet users. That may sound like a lot, but compared to 2018 it was a mere fraction. There are currently over 4 BILLION Internet users (view live stats here).

The funny thing is that back in 2002 I couldn't fathom how big the opportunity was, even at that time. It felt as though the Internet was rife with opportunity, a massive audience, and ultimately a plethora of ways to earn a full time income. And it was. Fast forward 16 years and the opportunity is EIGHT times as big, and growing daily.

The affiliate marketing industry has grown just as quick. The anticipated growth in the affiliate marketing industry is double digits once again, and by 2020 it is going to be close to a $7 billion marketplace.

Affiliate Marketing Growth Chart

The number of companies adopting affiliate marketing as their "core" online marketing strategy continues to rapidly grow. If you look around, you see the top affiliate networks (like Awin) and the top independent affiliate programs like (Amazon) thriving as a result of their focus on affiliates and the importance of affiliates to a successful online business.

This all means more opportunity for YOU. More internet users, more people spending money online (and with more frequency) and more products/services to promote equate to more opportunity.

There has been no better time to get involved in affiliate marketing and we couldn't be more pumped for 2019. This alone is exciting, but we have WAY more to look forward to in the upcoming year ahead.

The Evolving Wealthy Affiliate Platform

We have A LOT of fun projects going on behind the scenes. Wealthy Affiliate is going to undergo some serious innovation as we move into the new year and within 2019, we are going to extend the lead within the affiliate marketing space.

The projects we are working on, the relationships we have been harboring, and the technology that we are going to be implementing all being driven by one underlying factor. YOU.

We build the platform for YOU. It is as simple as that. Our goal is to help you create more success online and to do so with more efficiency. We can do this in a number of ways, but some approaches we take to this are new and improved platforms, new training and live classes, better interaction and more timely support, new ground-breaking technological advancements, and of course, taking your feedback and "wants" and building them direction into the environment here at Wealthy Affiliate.

The fun is going to start in January 2019. We have some major releases in the early new year, and this is going to be followed by a year of consistent improvements to the platform here. Our January platform update is one that we have been working on for close to 18 months and is going to offer you insights into affiliate programs and online opportunities that simply have never been done. We also have a series of new training coming in January, along with some amazing live classes that are going to set you up for a fruitful 2019 ahead.

This is going to be followed by a very busy release schedule throughout the year. You are not just in good hands here at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to be building and operating your business from the leading platform in the industry and we are going to extend our lead in this space in a major way come 2019. Expect big things out of us. :) And that leads me to this Friday, something exciting is brewing.

The Black Friday Offer, It's Almost Here.

OK, here is the lowdown. This Friday, November 23rd the Black Friday Offer is going to drop. You are going to be able to get Wealthy Affiliate yearly membership at the lowest price ever, along with some never-seen-before bonuses.

The price of membership is going to be $299 for an entire year of Premium. This includes everything, all the live classes, all the website/research platform access, all the courses, access the updates and new platforms, live mentoring and support, and some really breakthrough training platforms that I am personally going to be rolling out. You get the key to the community!

Not just that though, we are going to throw in some special bonuses that are going to help you with your business in the year ahead.

Black Friday Bonuses

Bonus #1: Live Video Class - The 7 Factor “Secret Sauce”

Within the online world, what is the secret sauce to creating a successful and thriving business? There must be something that those that are successful do to make up the secret sauce, and something that those that are failing aren’t doing. Right?

The differences became VERY evident as I looked back on my experiences over the past 17 years online. I have spent several months and a great deal of critical thinking assessing what the “sauce” is, and I have really come up with a breakdown of the process that can and will lead ANYONE to any level of success online.

This is a one-hour live class, with full Q & A. Prepare to be floored!

Bonus #2: The 7 Factor Secret Sauce, The White Paper.

As I has been spending time looking inwards about what the true secret sauce is, what leads folks to creating multi-million dollar businesses, and what leads others to mediocrity (or worse yet, failure), I have been establishing a great deal of insightful literature on this.

I packed this into a "White Paper" type document that we will be going to be packaging up and offering as a PDF to everyone that takes part in the Black Friday offer. This is going to include a breakdown of actionable tasks that will take any newbie, and turn them into a thriving expert within the online world.

Get ready to take you online biz game to the next level!

Bonus #3: Creating a Lucrative Niche Website in 2019 (5 Weeks)

This is going to be a 5-part training series, offered over 5 consecutive weeks. In this training Jay is going to show how to take a brand new idea and establish a business in the matter of FIVE short weeks. There are going to be several shortcuts covered within this training, shortcuts that will literally shave and save you months of time and $1,000’s of dollars in your business.

There are many important junctures in your business, those moments that can truly make the difference between failure/mediocrity, or a long term and fruitful business. Jay is going to give you an actionable walk-through to ensure YOUR success in 2019 over this 5 week series of live classes.

Bonus #4: Early Beta Access to NEW Releases at Wealthy Affiliate

We have A LOT of slated roll outs in 2019, in fact our busiest one we have ever had. We are going to be offering early beta access to some of these platforms prior to launching. As a Black Friday member you are going to get an exclusive “insider” look into these platforms, before they are released. Exciting stuff ahead, we plan on reinventing the affiliate marketing industry once again in 2019 through significant platform releases and updates within WA.

So I hope I have helped you appreciate the overall landscape online in the year ahead, not just here within WA, but the growing opportunity of the internet. It continues to grow, it continues to get more exciting, and the proficiency in which you can create and grow an online business is going to continue to improve with the technology here at WA.

If you have any questions about the Black Friday event at Wealthy Affiliate, or more generally, the year ahead in the affiliate marketing space, leave them below. Looking forward to an exciting weekend ahead and a bright and shiny 2019!

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gcd Premium
hi Kyle, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope it's been a restful week-end although I am sure you are bombarded with messages like this from everyone asking about the membership on offer.

On that note, awesome offer, again. Thank you! I have a question for you though - I took advantage last year and see that my membership is due 26/11.

Actually, I think I am answering this on my own - one of the bonuses on offer was that the renewal was at the same price, so my renewal will be the same as your current BF offer. I think I saw that all the bonuses apply for these renewals as well.

So, unless there is anything different, consider my questions answered :-)

Enjoy the rest of your week-end Kyle.
Best wishes
Gary
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Jayday500 Premium
I love to jump on this deal right now...Unfortunately I have bills to pay right now, oh well I have to build the business faster in order to have that yearly membership going. Thank you for the offer Kyle. I will go yearly after I get caught up with these bills.

Jerald
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Dpiper Premium
Same boat
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Dpiper Premium
To bad they don't have something for less fortunate.
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Den2K Premium
Just clicked and claimed on the Black Friday offer!

Thank you for giving us this great deal, Kyle and Carson. It really is awesome!
I have gone and happily come back to WA. This time, I am so positive and highly motivated to working and giving my 101% on this venture.

Cheers to everyone and to our success!
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Tony07777777 Premium
I too have just upgraded & took advantage of the Black Friday deal... Good luck for the future
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Den2K Premium
Great move, Tony! It really is an amazing deal.
All the best.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for another informative blog post-Kyle, it sounds like there are going to be some very useful features added to Wealthy Affiliate. I like the sound of looking into various affiliate programs and making money programs, this sounds like a great feature which I believe will benefit many people.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Roy
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Kyle Premium
We are always thinking ahead of the game, what you see now, is always about a year behind our actual developments that are taking place behind the scenes.

Lots of exciting additions are going to be adding to the WA platform in the year ahead. Business simply wouldn't be half as fun if we stood still!

I look forward to working with you in the year ahead. :)
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my comment Kyle, I do appreciate it.

I can well imagine that you have to think well ahead in your game and to think what improvements and functionality can be made, I mean this in a positive way!

I hear you, Kyle, trying to improve things and add functionality etc makes business all the more exciting!

Thank you for an excellent platform, if I had known about Wealthy Affiliate back in 2004, when I first started researching making money online, it would have saved me literally thousands! It took me three years before I started making money online, I brought many spam products that didn't do what they said on the package!

Have a wonderful day.

Roy
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suzzziq Premium
Ok..I've read all of the comments, but now more confused than ever! Lol...

Just wanted to clarify...My annual payment is due on Nov. 28th.

Should I go ahead and renew this Friday? And if I do, will I still be charged another $299 on 11/28? Maybe I'm reading too much into this??!!
Suzi
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Vickic3 Premium
good idea Suzi as you don't want to miss out and the system will adjust for you :)
Vicki
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Kyle Premium
You don't have to do anything, it will recur automatically on the 28th at the $299 rate and you will get the bonuses then. :)
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suzzziq Premium
Got it:). Thank you:)
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dring Premium
I'm posting this as an update to my message posted below about 30+ minutes ago.

Upon scrolling all the way to the bottom of the message list, I found some messages and responses that provide me with the answers to the questions I asked in my original message.

My apologies for not finding them earlier.
Dave
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all David and if you have any further questions, let us know. ;)
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Kyle, since I haven't completed a full year at WA yet I'm excited to start a new year at WA when the actual new year starts. Even though I haven't finished all the training I am learning more and more every day from the community. I plan to take you and Carson up on your Black Friday offer.

Thanks for posting!

Calvin
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Kyle Premium
I am too. I have been at this close to 17 years now full time and I am learning new stuff with each and every day that passes.

I look forward to working with you in the year ahead. ;)
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PoppaJoe Premium
Just one question for Kyle. What happens to those members that are currently premium, but can't afford to come up with the $299 needed to take advantage of the BF sale. Will they be excluded from any upcoming benefits even though they are paying full price?

Just looking out for the small guy!
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Kyle Premium
You will be welcome to several of the live classes, but of course the price is for Black Friday only and some of the downloadable bonuses will exclusive for Black Friday members.

Do what makes the most sense to you and your situation Joe. ;)
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GarryBrown Premium
Hi PoppaJoe
I'm in the same situation as you mate, money is a bit tight, but i am putting the yearly membership on my Paypal credit account, I then have the year to pay it off, yes there's interest but it wont be as much as the savings i will get by buying this deal instead of monthly membership.

I am still in my first month of joining WA but im in this for the long haul.
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imthedamo Premium
This year I am visiting my sister in the Bay Area for Thanksgiving. As such I am staying in a very nice hotel and although our Thanksgiving celebration is a two-day event, on Friday morning I am going Black Friday shopping. My first purchase will be my year premium membership here at WA. Thanks for all you guys do Kyle, I will always be a part of this community.
Damo
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Kyle Premium
Wonderful to hear Damian, I hope you have a great time in the Bay Area for your Thanksgiving weekend.

I look forward to working with you in the year ahead!
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dring Premium
Kyle,
Many thanks to you and Carson for your continuous improvement of the WA platform. I really appreciate how you always look for ways to bring more and more value to WA. This "Black Friday" offer is a great incentive for WA prospects who may be considering joining our community and for existing WA members who haven't yet upgraded to a Premium membership.

However, what isn't clear to me is how does this offer affect existing Premium members? My annual membership subscription isn't due to renew until next April. If I wait until then to renew, will I renew at $299 or at the current annual price we are presently paying for a premium membership? Also, are the "Black Friday bonus offers" available to existing Premium members only if we renew our membership early on Black Friday?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
Cheers,
Dave
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Kyle Premium
You will add an entire year, so after you upgrade to the Black Friday offer your next recurring membership date will be April 2020 and your new price point moving forward beyond that will be $299.
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SDiTullio Premium
I'd like to clear up two points that were explained to me,, prior to Kyl'e's post.

When we sign up for BF, our new BF membership term will be pro rated so that the new BF term will be added to our current remaining term. IE: If we currently have 8 months membership remaining , the BF term will be added so that we will now have an 18 month remaining term .

The second point that was explained to me was that once we sign up for BF, our annual fee will remain at that fee level of ($299) every year in the future... never going back to the larger previous fee.

These two points were not that clear to me in Kyle's post and if they have already been explained, I apologize,, I missed them.

Steve
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Kyle Premium
On the yearly membership, it appends another year to the end of your membership at the $299 rate. If you are monthly, it will pro-rate your last payment amount.

And yes, once you upgrade to $299 you will be on this price point moving forward.
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KatieMac Premium
I will be staying as a premium member for the year ahead and will be going over the SWAG again, over the 4 year period I have grown and gained so much knowledge, achieved things I never thought I could and all the many great improvements with WA , look forward to another year of growth and learning
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to hear, 2019 is definitely going to be another year of growth for everyone here within WA, as well as Wealthy Affiliate as a platform and community. We are really excited for it.
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Debs66 Premium
This so cool. I have one of my referrers who havent up graded to premium yet super excited and she cannot wait to go forward with this.

I am hoping my other referrers will follow suit. Its such an amazing offer. Not just for me and my commisions but for them too. We have everything we need at our fingertips right here on this amazing platform.

I am yearly already and may take up on this myself too. After all I am not going to leave W.A. any time soon thats for sure. More exciting times ahead for us all here.

Woohoo.

Thank you Kyle and Carson for my fabulous future. You guys are amazing and so are your team behind the scenes here at W.A.

Debs :)
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Kyle Premium
Yes, many people will be taking advantage of this including it sounds like a few of those that you have referred to WA. The offer is something that can't be beat in this space and I can sense more excitement about this years offer than ever!

Good luck with your Black Friday promotions Deborah!
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you Kyle :)
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Chrissies Premium
Yet more proof (as if we needed it) that there is just no place like Wealthy Affiliate and we could not be in a better place.
Thank you so much Kyle for all your continuing work, and I know we are all really looking forward to another great year at WA :)
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Kyle Premium
I really look forward to working with you in the year ahead Chrissie and yes, we are absolutely in your corner rooting for you and your success!
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BarbaraN Premium
Kyle, Thanks for a look forward into 2019. I am patiently going through the training classes, because I know it is just as important to learn how to maneuver through this vast world of the Internet as it is to learn how to manage an individual website. That said, patience is not my strong suit, and I'm not getting any younger, so I'm more than ready to tackle 2019.
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DorcasW Premium
Hi Kyle; I am to read your Blog. I have an issue here I need your immediate help.

I cannot get into my websites, nor Support, nor Live Chat.

The Account that Gmail Logged me out of, causing me to change to Yahoo is blocking me. I was able to contact Support Yesterday about it, today I can't.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Kyle might not read this. Email him directly at kyle@wealthyaffiliate.com
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Kyle,

The Black Friday promotion is such a good opportunity for us to lock in a good value deal, 2019 sounds very exciting, the platform seems to go from strength to strength with a vibrancy that is unmatched online, the real deal is that we can hitch our wagons and grow along with the platform and from my perspective that is something that money can not buy.

Best wishes to yourself and Carson and your respective families and of course the team that supports us all for the festive season and new years, have a great time and hopefully some time off.

I always wonder how many folks work in the office, helping you and Carson, we just turn up but there must be a power of work going on behind that scenes.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks Alex, and to you as well. Wishing you an amazing end to your year here and a bright 2019 ahead. We are definitely exciting to bring on 2019!
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AprilCline Premium
I,too, have been looking forward to 2019 as I have big goals to accomplish by 2020 in relations to both my career and just being the best April I can be. SO i am very excited to be an active role in this community I hope to continue to move up through the ranks, help my fellow budding affiliates as I continue to learn and grow myself.

Thanks again for everything, Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
That is great April, keep your big goals, work hard to achieve them...and give yourself as much time as you need to achieve them. It will happen!
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SimeonDixon1 Premium
Hello Kyle. Your plans for WA now and into 2019 is seemingly miraclous. The blue print for the future of Affiliate marketing as you explain, is very promising.The energy, the vision,the dirrection, is already fueling me for this upward lift. I am preaparing to clear my plate of all energy stealing sources and align my mind to coincide with these life changing plans.These inside criterion, when come to fruition, is going to blow some minds, especially those of our critics. It may even cost me my current job. But if thats what it boils down to, then I will be taking the leep.I can feel the safety of the net hugging me and braking a fall. At this juncture, my vocabulary has lost its elasticyty. Let the show begins! See you all.
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Kyle Premium
We all have critics, and that is fine. People have the tendency to not want others to do better than them, hence being critical of "new things" that may take them there.

Be your own best critic, put pressure on yourself to succeed, work hard and ignore the noise around you. You are just as capable as the next person.
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madyibilg Premium
I have only been here a few months but I feel right at home here at WA. I have done and achieved so much here, my future looks brighter than I have ever imagined.

Thank you WA!

Looking forward to an awesome 2019 year of learning and growing in the online business industry.

Take it Easy!

Madyibi
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to hear, you are home here at WA and you can make this your safe place to create and grow a business online!
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LouisMunro Premium
Oh my goodness Kyle, I got goosebumps as I read through this! For the first time in a very long time, I am really looking forward to the year ahead from a business point of view...thanks to you and WA.

WA has given me the opportunity to change my life and most of all to give me hope that I can have a successful business outside of the poor economic outlooks and challenges of the local national economy I am living in.

I temporarily paused my Bootcamp training and with the advice and assistance of the wonderful WA community set-up a landing sales page for Black Friday. I don't care if I do not make one sale, because now I have learned a ton and will come back next year wiser and stronger.

What can I say Kyle? Thank you, thank you, I feel privileged to be part of this and I can't wait for what's to come.

I hope your systems can handle all the Black Friday sales including my own.

Cheers to the future.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, sometimes you just need to jump head first into a task to learn lots. I am sure your creation of your BF sales page has been a fun project and it has given you new skills that you will be able to apply moving forward.

We are privileged to have folks like you here within the community Louis and I really look forward to working with you in the year ahead. Go luck with your Black Friday efforts!
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NelsonC1 Premium
I am looking forward to 2019 being very profitable for me in affiliate marketing. Working online at home is ideal for we who are 55+ and on fixed income: be it social security or retirement pension. We have the opportunity make a very good income and on our own terms. Great future.
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Kyle Premium
It's going to happen Nelson, commit yourself and work hard! 2019 is going to be a bright one!
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YumaBloggers Premium
More companies are starting to realize that they can cut cost using affiliate marketers saving nearly every marketing dollar that fails to bring a customer or sale while expanding a silent workforce to millions of marketers. It's a sure bet the information will meet even more late adopters in the e-commerce sector over the next 5 years and beyond.

Thanks for all the exciting changes. I do hope us current yearly members get access to the bonuses as well as I would love to see the video training and white paper especially.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, it is not just the next year that is exciting, we can expect this same sort of double digit growth in the affiliate marketing space over the next 5-10 years.
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FKelso Premium
Can't wait...Can we enroll at any time on Friday? For example, late at night? I will be selling at a market all day, then going to supper afterward, so it will be quite late before I can get to a computer. Could you tell us again the exact hours that the Black Friday special will be available? Thanks.
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BrigitteB Premium
Hi Fran
Black Friday is a 3 day event. You can see the full details in Kyles previous post :)
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to enrol anytime from Friday to Monday, the offer will be available during this period.
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FKelso Premium
Thanks. I will be out of town and will have to enroll late at night. That's why I wondered.
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newmarketpro Premium
It's difficult to turn down the BF offer. That's a huge saving (almost 50% the regular) + bonuses - a no brainer deal.
It's great to hear that there are a lot of innovation and technology advancement coming our way in 2019.

My wishlist:
- email autoresponder
- upgrade site-rubix editor (e.g. HTML capability)
-landing page template that comes with (1)

Wishing everybody Happy Celebration and a better New Year 2019!.

:)Joe
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MiaL Premium
I second Joe's wishlist for 1 and 3!! (only because I don't know what you mean with 2 lol!)
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Kyle Premium
Email autoresponder, not on the table at the moment (but some email related releases are). :)

As for the others, you will likely see some updates in these categories.
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newmarketpro Premium
:)
I wish we could insert HTML into the site editor. At the moment site-rubix can only accept text, images and links.
Please second that too Melissa. :) :)
Thanks for your support.

:)Joe
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HeidiY Premium
Many people do not realise just what a pool of talent we have access to here at WA. I am grateful every day to have found an ethical, progressive and ultimately profitable (for me) way to change my life.

Thanks guys, I am pumped for Black Friday and what 2019 will bring.
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Kyle Premium
There is certainly a large pool of talent here, a lot of people with a lot of different skills. :)
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dmpatt Premium
Whew! I'm excited.
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ipalladino Premium
Thank you Kyle for having everyone's back. I am so happy to be apart of WA! Learning all the time. Keep it comin'.
Irene
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John Dough Premium
Wow, looks like we better buckle up for 2019! Great news! I’m looking forward to all of it!
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Marley2016 Premium
Kyle,
Thank you for all the information this is great :)
Susan
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
WA just gets better by the minute! Love the exciting news! Can't wait to learn about and implement new things. Thank you, Kyle & Carson!
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Kyle Premium
It most definitely does and 2019 is going to be more of the same awesomeness!
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Mary-Elle Premium
As usual, just awesome! Thanks.
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smartketeer Premium
Sounds really exciting Kyle!

Looking forward to see the new, innovated WA platform!

All the best!

Zed
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beachwood Premium
Good stuff, as always Kyle! Looking forward to the year ahead and what is in store for all of us here!
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Kyle Premium
For sure, so are we. I think out of all of the years I have been online, I am the most excited about the year ahead. Not just in terms of WA, but the affiliate marketing space and the online business environment in general.
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yclayton Premium
Thank you for the updates, Kyle. Thanks goes out to you, Carson and the team behind the scenes for all you do for us! I am excited and can't wait to see what happens in 2019.

Have an awesome rest of the week.

Yvette
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely Yvette, you have an awesome end to your week as well and I look forward to working with you through 2019! :)
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Vickic3 Premium
Hey Kyle
How exciting for everyone here in WA- you guys are incredible and it just keeps getting better
I am not able to do BF this year :( but I hope everyone that can take the opportunity as it sure worth it :)
All the best and don't forget to relax at some stage too :)
Vicki
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Kyle Premium
Sure, no problem Vicki. You have to do what makes the most sense to you and your situation, we may offer something similar next year, who knows!

Regardless, we have an exciting year of releases slated out. :)
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