The Price is Going Up Very Soon. Don't Worry.

Last Update: March 08, 2016

Before we even get into this discussion, if you are already a Premium member this will not impact you at ALL. So if you have at any point, ever been a Premium member, you will never be subject to price increases at all. :)

This is not an April Fool’s joke and I am actually not joking at all. But it is not as bad as you probably think, in fact it is a good thing.

Wealthy Affiliate is Going Up a WHOPPING $2.

In a few months time, you might see a price increase at Wealthy Affiliate. Over the past (almost 11) years, Wealthy Affiliate has evolved into the service you see today. It is not just training. It is not just tools. It is not just websites. It is not just hosting. It is not just a community. It is not just mentoring.

It is everything. It is everything you need to create, manage, grow, and scale your business online. Everything you need within one friendly, helpful, and forward thinking platform.

But we have a problem, one that has always bothered us. Our price. In particular our $47 monthly price point.

We have stuck with this price for close to 4 years now.

Our first month offer is $19.
Our yearly membership is $359.
Our .com domains are $13.99.

Jaaxy Pro is $19.
Jaaxy Enterprise is $49.

Notice a trend there? If you noticed that they all ended in “9”, you would have been absolute correct.

We are surrounded on the Internet by info products, ebooks, membership sites, and in some cases, blatant schemes...and they all typically end in $7. We want to move away from this.

Wealthy Affiliate is a Service.

Anything we create, anything we launch, and any future innovations that we add (and we have lots planned) will continue to add to this value of our service.

We have invested millions into the platform here at WA, we will continue to invest millions each year into offering you a better and better SERVICE. A Service that you can rely on, one that you can be confident in, and one that you and your business can grow with for many years to come.

But to move forward as a business, we feel our price needs to change.

So moving forward, we are proposing the price increase of $47 => $49 per month. A $2 change.

Our first month offer price WILL NOT change.

Our yearly price WILL NOT change.

Our domains prices WILL NOT change.

A Little Backstory About Our Service and Our Price

We have never been in this business to make AS MUCH MONEY as possible. Sounds crazy right? It is the truth. We have always felt that the best way to build a business is to offer the most help possible. We offer the best service possible and to do so in a way that would be available to everyone.

Everyone deserves to have their own business online. Everyone deserves to be passionate about what they do and look forward to getting up and going to “work” on their business. We have and will continue to make that possible.

When we started Wealthy Affiliate back in 2005, we were a keyword list website. That is it. Wealthy Affiliate provided a few new keyword lists each and every month (a couple 100 keywords), mostly for the purpose of pay per click advertising. It was a great “product” at the time, people loved it, and members were happy.

Our price then...

$29.99 per month or $359.88 per year.

Fast forward close to 11 years later, 11 years of constant innovation, evolution and updates. We have become an “all inclusive” service. The fact that we have many members from 2005, speaks volumes in terms of the trust people have in us. We continue to forge forward and to continue to push the boundaries in terms of technology, innovation, training, and the community here at WA.

Our new prices are going to be:

$19 first month. (unchanged)

$49 per month thereafter (assuming the price change)

$359 per year. (unchanged)

If you noticed, our yearly price is CHEAPER now than it was when we started back in 2005 (by 88 cents).

There isn’t a company in the world that offers everything that we offer within the community here at WA and there surely isn’t one that does it at the price point we do either. Comparable hosting platforms in the industry are charging $250 per month, just for the quality of hosting we are offering you as a Premium member at WA. That is just one component of what you get.

There simply isn’t a website platform that offers the functionality we do (SiteComments, SiteDomains, SiteHealth, SiteComments, SiteSupport, etc). Mentoring and one-on-one programs are $1,000’s per month. You have the ability to connect privately with 1,000’s of successful and aspiring entrepreneurs here at WA.

Live Weekly Classes covering brand new groundbreaking and very current topics every week. A community with the helpful, forward thinking and expertise like WA has simply are not available anywhere else.

1,000’s of training modules (Courses, Videos, Tutorials), 10,000’s of blog posts and discussions, 10,000’s of daily interactions, 10,000’s of daily relationships built.

We will continue to remain the most cost efficient, yet most powerful and comprehensive platform in the world. We will continue to innovate. We will continue to push the boundaries of technology. We will continue to get better with each day that passes.

Also, a Slight Bump For Affiliates

On a side note, as an affiliate you are going to earn $1 more per month recurring with members that join through the new price point.

So you will be earning $23.50 per month recurring for monthly members instead of the $22.50 per month that you earned on the $47 price point. Over time this will definitely add up and is a small perk to the price point, not to mention people will have much more confidence in upgrading as we continue to break ties with the “$7 pricing scheme” and will upgrade at a higher rate.

We will notify all affiliates before this takes place so you can update your content to reflect the $49 price point within your website, email sequences, etc. It is a very minor update and should only take you a few minutes to change update your content.

When Will This Be Taking Place?

This price increase is likely to roll out sometime in April. We will let everyone know when it does.

If you are already a Premium member, YOU WILL NOT be subject to any price increase ever. You are in at your rate and you will never EVER be subject to paying more. Even if you cancel and resubscribe down the road, you will be in at your current price...or if you are a Starter member and you upgrade before April, you will be in before this very minor price increase.

And again, the yearly price point will remain the exact same price, crazy low price of $359, which works out to be just over $29 per month (if you pay as a yearly lump sum).

This price point is not going to impact anyone’s bank account, it is not being done by any means to “make more money”, rather to position Wealthy Affiliate for what it is, a service. We are an industry leading service moving away from the “7” price point to create consistency in terms of price across our entire platform here at WA.

If you have any feedback, comments or questions, I would love to hear them. Please leave your comments below. :)

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
JIllW Premium
Hello Kyle I just looked at my account and it said next payment will be $49.00 , you stated above that if you are already premium the price would not go up. and I am already a premium member. When you have the time would you get back to me Thank you Jill
Reply
DeRaj Premium
Is it already done or not yet? I'm really confuse. Will be nice to see official reply from Kyle or Carson.
Reply
Barryw1 Premium
I am not sure what price to say it is. I would like to see something official also.
Reply
pbar47 Premium
Has it rolled out yet?
Reply
derekmarshal Premium
Apparently so but they have yet to update the banners to show the new price of $49/mo. ...
Reply
Royall Premium
Thanks a lot to you great team and leaders in WA. What a beautiful service. Thanks for the update. God bless.
Reply
Garymarcell Premium
I joined and paid for a year, I'm cool
Reply
AffFranE82 Premium
Awesomeness!!!
Reply
ColleenD Premium
Thank You Kyle for honoring premium members with no price change and increasing affiliate rates, You and Carson are doing a great service here for us
Reply
Loubelle Premium
That fair. I also like that you have increased your rates for affiliates to $23.50.
Reply
BYOBANK Premium
Kyle,
The more I randomly read posts and the evolution of this service I am in awe.. You are 100% correct.. 7 being a soft number makes it seem cheap actually, really inexpensive and cheap coming from a boot strapped Internet entrepreneur that has been there done that mastered it but never bought a tshirt as I had a better idea lol JK I appreciate just hearing that, I would almost offer an exclusive Simple as a Service.
. A fact people will buy more of your product is more expensive because we are pre programmed from commercial as kids or infomercials to believe an expensive product is a going to be better.
So hopping out of the el cheapo Niche I think is a minute but brilliant move.. PM me about my idea to reach and broaden the Bitcoin startups brazen with choices. I have 28 TLD in the niche of Bitcoin and Xxxx.
. Awesome thinking, and makes me feel a urgent need to double check ALL my existing business pricing... Say No to NLP!!
Reply
BYOBANK Premium
Not XXX,,, meaning the Uber of X. Lmao I reread my post and wanted to bank my self. I am a Christian and not in the adult film industry I affim.
NLP = Neuro Linguistic Programing.. For those confused about my zzz thing and yea... Cheers??
Reply
Marcel92 Premium
If I read Kyle's comments correctly, no increase in price if you are already a Premium member.
Marcel....
Reply
GrantSudduth Premium
you are correct Marcel.
Reply
GrantSudduth Premium
Okay.... Has the price changed yet, and if so, where can I get an updated comparison banner?
Reply
LisaFranks Premium
I don't think the price has changed yet. I was told $47 when I joined. That wasn't until May 3. According to the above notice, we will be informed about the price change and how to perform the changes.
Reply
GrantSudduth Premium
Thanks Lisa. Thats what I figured. Just making sure.
Reply
LisaFranks Premium
You're very welcome, Grant :)
Reply
brabra70 Premium
$2 Dollars??? REALLY??? That's gonna break me..... HAHA . Just kidding. That's it.... Well all I can say is Wealthy Affiliate is worth much more than that ( Don't get any ideas Kyle) hehehe
WA is worth a heck of a lot more than that. I don't think you know just how much you have turned my life around for which i am internally grateful. Now with that said i have a question for you is there another alternative besides paypal ???? please tell me there is. because i do not want a paypal account......Thank You
_Barbara
Reply
WindiJwaks Premium
I'm too much of a newbie for this to make a lot of sense for me now as I am yet to start earning! But I like the idea of affiliates also earning a touch more - that's where I aim to go once my training is well and done.
Working in the inflation factor is good such that it doesn't eat too much into our profits.
The advance notice is also good because we can all prepare for it and don't get a funny surprise. What is you made it coincide with the WA birthday or some other significant date?
Thanks, nonetheless, for the generosity Kyle!
Reply
Reggievan Premium
Frist I would like to say. The Wealthy Affiliate program has given me a lot more than lessons on how to succeed online. I don't have a problem with the two dollar increase.
Reply
DeRaj Premium
Yep sure. We should consider time value of money. So, $2 increase is nothing.
Reply
KelseyLim Premium
I am in favour for a marginal increase every other year primarily to adjust for inflation and to cover for upgrading asset and services. Holding on to the same price to face competition is detrimental to the survival of the business. However, with each increase there must value added in term of services and product. [Liat]
Reply
LRenee Premium
A lot of my clients worry about raising their prices. Like you, they'll go years without raising the prices. Meanwhile inflation slowly chips away at their profits. I encourage them to raise their prices in small increments, but regularly. That you've held steady for 4 years and only took it up a small bump is nice.
Reply
Barryw1 Premium
The price at WA is beyond reasonable. I think it's admirable that you guys don't focus entirely on money but on giving people without a lot of money the chance to learn.

I am proud to be part of WA and appreciate what you guys and your staff do.
Reply
Surfdude123 Premium
I agree it's a deal if you in fact take advantage of the lessons and videos and actually implement the strategies. To just have a Premium membership does nothing unless you use it which I am to the full extent that I can. This is not something you buy and let sit in the garage.
Reply
IlseT Premium
I'm a premium member but with the $19 offer, so I hope that the price that I have to pay next month will be $47 because i'm already premium ? (as you mentioned: it will not have an impact at all on premium members).
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, the price is still $47...we have not changed this yet and we will let everyone now. It is very nominal though, only $2 and it will only impact those members that are not premium.

And our yearly membership is still the same price, $359 (the same price it was 11 years ago!).
Reply
IlseT Premium
Thanks :)
Reply
glegere Premium
I'm just starting to recover from my daughters college payments, So I would to stay a few months as monthly than I'll go to yearly
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, do what works the best for you George. The yearly is an amazing discount, but it is also paid at once so you have to take that into consideration.

Either way, I know you are going to love your Premium experience moving forward.
Reply
glegere Premium
I have been slacking off because I have been sick hope to get better soon. Hard to write when you don't feel good
Reply
Barryw1 Premium
It sure is my friend it sure is. Relax get well then hit it hard.
Reply
KachinaB Premium
Kyle, Since the prices have changed and gone up 2 dollars. It went from 47 to 49. The banners still shows the 47 price. Will that be changed soon?
Reply
DeRaj Premium
It will change from April as price is going to be high from April
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, exactly. The price has not gone up. It will likely take place at some point in April, we will let everyone know.
Reply
DeRaj Premium
Thanks Kyle for confirmation. :)
Reply
judebanks Premium
Awesome! :-)
Reply
lynndrew Premium
Hi Kyle, You and Carson are doing a great service here for us. You are stand up guys who are hands on in the training and there for us on every level. The training you provide is really priceless and I trust you both. And what a community you have built!
I shudder to think what we would be paying elsewhere to learn what we are learning here. So just a great big thank you guys! Btw, how many training programs can say they are $.88 cheaper today then in 2005? I'd guess...none. Amazing.
Best to you and your families,
Lynn
Reply
FitWealth37 Premium
I ditto this statement!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is pretty funny that we have lowered our price over the last 10 years and our service has evolved and improved as much as it was. The interesting part, people absolutely LOVED our service back then when it is just a keyword platform and they though it was more than worth the price. I guess that makes the price now, pretty much forgettable considering what folks get and that is what we want to work towards.
Reply
lynndrew Premium
You and Carson could teach a few governments and several big corporations a thing or two about economics and stellar service! :)
But we would rather have you here!
Reply
Kyle Premium
We would love to, the education industry is one that I have always had a huge beef with as they are truly taking advantage of people through their monopoly (in particular here in Canada) and they are wrapped up in so much bureaucracy that it is impossible to get any sort of innovation.
Reply
Barryw1 Premium
Same in the U.S. You can not only forget about innovation here but an education also.
Reply
KarenDemers Premium
Kyle...just want to let you and Carson know how much I appreciate everything you make available for us with no up charges (like a lot of other places I've heard of). I'm celebrating my 1st anniversary with WA...started out monthly, went premium soon after and now am annual. What I've learned this past year is beyond my expectations and I've only just begun. Thank you for on-going improvements and additions to WA...this is a rewarding and exciting place to be every day.
Best wishes for continued success for all of us,
Karen
Reply
DeRaj Premium
Yep @KarenDreams,
You are absolutely right.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for the kind words Karen and I am so glad you have made such amazing progress in the last year. I can only imagine 2016 is going to be more of the same!
Reply
KarenDemers Premium
Thank you very much :)
Reply
Cirian Premium
Karen summed up my feelings perfectly. This is such an exciting community to be a part of.
Reply
karell Premium
Hello, Kyle Thanks, for your information. Well for WA
Reply
Grandma1945 Premium
A small price to pay for such a great service you provide. It won't be a problem with new members I'm sure. Love WA!
Reply
Digger2014 Premium
Hey Kyle... I sent you a pm on my payment and haven't heard back from you at all. Can you please let me know what is going on??
Reply
crazyjoe Premium
$2 is not much...one less coffee a week at Starbucks :)
Reply
kommerbbb2 Premium
lol
Reply
letsdoit101 Premium
Yeah, I agree one hundred percent. Wealthy Affiliate is a great service. I don't see myself leaving! Thank you guys, you're the greatest!
Reply
rolfkb Premium
The Service here is worth many times the proposed $49! As Kyle correctly stated' where else do you get "(SiteComments, SiteDomains, SiteHealth, SiteComments, SiteSupport, etc).

This is a no brainer. And anyone with a brain will select the yearly payment, as you get the service for less than $30 per month. It's awesome!
Reply
karell Premium
Kyle, I see this new acceptable price and my best regards
Reply
ctay Premium
hands down....for the price of what you get there is no better deal ...and I might add ...place to learn! you guys rock! And thank you for every thing! people like me would not get anywhere!
Reply
westho Premium
At $1.64/day at $49 for 30 days--you can not buy a coffee as cheaply let alone the BEST affiliate program with unlimited earning potential. Even less if buy annual .98 cents per day. Thanks, WA founders!!!
Reply
NyFl Premium
Kyle, WA is the best deal around.
Niles
Reply
Josh From Oz Premium
$49 is still too cheap imo. But I understand it's an affordable price for everyone to have their own online business.
Reply
TommyK Premium
Thank you for the information Kyle and a big thank you for the all the training, tools and help that you have provided here at WA..
Reply
kgrindstaff Premium
Thanks Kyle, Ive learned a lot just reading that. Thank you
Reply
ColleenD Premium
You Guys are awesome Thank You for this Platform I know your right There is nothing like this out there I love the community also and i'm so glad to be in a place of true answers and training Cheers to the BEST PLATFORM ever and to the makers Kyle and Carson
Reply
rpanchu Premium
Thank you for taking the time to share details, and for caring about the community. We are truly being led by great leaders and trend setters (even on the smallest scale which eventually ripples out). Okay, enough philosophy...thanks again guys : )
Reply
sweetno Premium
When I first joined WA, I was sure the Premium price was 49. I got surprised when I saw 47 usd on my bill in fact
Reply
karell Premium
Thanks, Kyle, for the information
Reply
valerie1021 Premium
This is completely reasonable and personally I would not mind paying the 2$ extra! The benefits we get as members here is well beyond 49$ a month! We need to understand that prices cannot stay the same forever so congrats to WA for being able to keep the price the same for this long.
Reply
dickw Premium
This increase is about as reasonable as it could be. Inflation has gone up many times faster depending on which govenrnment official you listen to.
Reply
Surfdude123 Premium
Lol
Reply
derekmarshal Premium
Can be a be a good thing ending the price in the No 9, a lucky number in Thailand.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Well we love the lucky Thai numbers then!
Reply
derekmarshal Premium
Nice...I entered at the blak Friday special offer, will be tied to that price..period?
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, as stated nobody that is a current Premium member and even anyone that decides to go yearly moving forward will be subject to any price increases. It will just be those that decide to be monthly members AFTER the date we add this (probably mid April).

This is a very nominal update though and is not going to impact anything whatsoever.
Reply
Daniel DTA Premium
I fully support the move away from the "7" in pricing. Also, thank you (Kyle), Carson, Jay and the rest of the WA team. WA is amazing!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your support Daniel, very minor change in terms of the financial side, but one we have wanted to do for quite some time.
Reply
albinchero Premium
Hi Paddy, i see you are already a premium member and you must have seen that WA site is not just a functionality site, other services are available one on one, like coaching by the professionals, the tutorials, videos, task based training etc. Where again do you find such services offered at a competitive low cost other than WA? These can cost you like $1000 per month at other hosting platforms. now to make this meet the constant innovation, evolution, and updates of technology and training there is $2 increase. You also are entitled to an increase of a one dollar on your monthly referral commissions.
Reply
Pintu00 Premium
I just joined the starter account yesterday and already fell in love with the super active wa community. I can see Premium account is a must to take the full advantage. With this post from Kyle I will possibly go for full year subscription. Thank you Kyle.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Do what makes the most sense for you and your financial situation Sid, but yes the yearly is definitely a good discount and it will be available to you (an option) if you are a Premium memer.
Reply
johnhevans Premium
It's absolutely amazing that the yearly payout is .88 cheaper than it was in 2005. This is the way to go if at all possible.

As you stated most Internet products end with a 7. Is there a big difference to use a 9 rather than a 7 other than a change?
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, almost 11 years later and our yearly membership still remains cheaper (and we have no plans on increasing the price). ;)
Reply
JesseLaird Premium
I love the fact that we as premium, are not subject to price change what so ever. Thanks Kyle for informing us :)
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, we would never do that. It would go against everything that we believe in.
Reply
jallen4 Premium
Not a problem. Thanks Kyle.
Reply
RushingBee Premium
Kyle, I will just GIVE you $2 for writing this post... It's all good. We know you love us. :)
Reply
Kyle Premium
LOL, no need to. We definitely do love you guys!
Reply
DLansing Premium
Still a very fair price considering the full on service that Wealthy Affiliate is currently offering. I'm now into local marketing and the hosting platform here alone is more than worthwhile. Bundle hosting never that cheap anywhere else!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, the hosting platform we offer is comparable to $250 per month packages (managed wordpress) alone, not to mention all of the other features we offer, the website platform, the mentoring/support, tools, live classes....
Reply
joy777 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Does each of our WA site have different IPs?

If yes, it sounds like we are really getting a very, very good deal here in WA.

I've heard that if you own sites with different IPs - your sites will have more advantages for search engine rankings --- I'm not sure how true.
Reply
Kyle Premium
That IP is an old wives tale, but yes, there IP's are very much elastic as our cloud hosting environment will situation your site on the best suited server (so it runs optimally). Google doesn't rank sites by their IP's though, that is something that gray hatters use to believe.
Reply
karell Premium
I think that not is much difference and WA does not have a price Thanks
Reply
Kyle Premium
Nope not much difference at all. It isn't done to "raise the price" rather to create more consistency in our pricing and move away from the product sounding $7's.
Reply
More than fair in my mind! Thanks for all that you do.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your feedback, WA will only continue to get better with each day that passes...as we have done for the last 11 years now. :)
Reply
ccharrisnyc Premium
I think this is more than fair, and for the value/price factor, the value far outweighs the price and this is an investment that appreciates over time;) (Teach a man to fish and feed him for life)
Reply
Kyle Premium
Exactly, we can all be amazing fisherman and we want to continue providing the platform that enables success, ultimately it will always be up to the individual to create it.

Long term, sustainable business. That is what we are all about here and as we move forward, we are going to be offering a lot more stuff that will help further this idea and simplify the process for the entire community here. :)
Reply
DonaldCillo Premium
Thank you kyle.you guys work hard.
Reply
MNorton Premium
Hi Kyle,
I think this is a fair increase. It's still doable. That's a dinner at a nice restaurant, or a good bottle of wine. I look at it like that.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Or an entire platform that you can use to create, grow and manage your business for an entire month. :)
Reply
Lizzu Premium
I think it all sounds fair enough! :)
Reply
RhondaK61 Premium
Hi Kyle, I really love it here at WA and I'm learning a whole lot. I haven't worked in a year and haven't had any income since last September, it seems employers don't want to hire a 62 year old, even Amazon turned me down. I am homeless, broke and it very difficult for me to get to the library every day for internet access. My site and everything else has been suffering due to all the stress and harassment from creditors and just trying to survive, my monthly payment is coming up for this month and I can't do it this month. Sorry, I'm not giving up though.
Reply
BigMook Premium
Excellent.
Reply
JamesBB Premium
Thanks for the advice Kyle. And thanks for passing on some extra of the price to affiliates.. nice. cheers James
Reply
gmegs Premium
Good news Kyle!
... it all makes sense.
Reply
Gaylon Premium
Thanks for the memo. I've only been here one month and I am still in awe with what this service has to offer. All in one service this is worth the members fee increase. Especially since I'm not going to see it. Appreciating all you do for us all. ~Gaylon
Reply
Surfdude123 Premium
I have to be honest price hikes scare me especially since I'm new here. It is usually a sign of things to come down the road and I get real nervous with change at this time of life. But since it wont affect Premium members I guess I can deal. I do wonder about continued monthly fees a though. Its something I'll have to take into consideration when I get my education completed to my satisfaction on here. I look at this as an education but if my site begins to show signs of success in the next few months I can pay for my membership with that. Im at the age where comfort is paramount....everything else is not on my agenda especially stress.
Reply
ccharrisnyc Premium
To me, when a company increased its price, it is because it has increased in value, just like a stock price in a Fortune 500 company. Consumers will respect you if you value your product, and that product is centered around helping the consumer succeed;) something to consider in your own personal business;)
Reply
Rich908 Premium
Hi Kyle

Even if you had increased your membership by an extra ten dollars a month I would still continue being a member.

I owe you a debt of gratitude for such a professional service - I have learnt so much and I am still learning.

You do provide a valuable service to the community
Richard
Reply
NWTDennis Premium
This may encourage more members to go annual at $359, which now will be a 49.3% discount. Can't wait to see the new features you and Carson are planning to release this year.

And if I understand the price point discussion, WA Affiliates just might see increased Premium membership conversions.

It's all good ... thank you Kyle.
Reply
Hello Kylie
My comment is the same
You are very kind, but the least we can do is to say what we think.
Your community is built, your system is well put together but this is mostly for charming people who are still looking for projects to rebuild, those who already have it remain somewhat unsatisfied. I think you miss generosity: when you talk about the concept of mutual aid, the price that it costs to all those people in distress, it makes me smile instead.
After all, we can all have profitable ideas that lead us to create attractive websites, we can reference them with the words most right key even end up first in all the search engines without it always causes guarantee profitability. Instead, otherwise everyone would be at the top. The most important is the spirit with which the business and the money is generally addresses. And for that we need a training in both physical and mental, as among the major sports. The physical being here a mastery of the knowledge which the industry where one invests, so that the mind will always need to be strengthened to deliver a state of mind both transcendent and well prepared to face any trials. The business is not for children heart.
I love meeting people who stand a little profit maximization, to try to build a new world, comfortable but not alienating.
Reply
bbecker119 Premium
Kyle,
You offer a great service here at WA and your marketing strategy is spot on. When I was operating my home improvement business years ago a great businessman told me to always end my quote with .99 instead of a full dollar he said it would bring me more sales and it did. I did a quick search before posting and in (3) different articles they gave the same advice with a backup study they sold a typical article of clothing for 34.00 / 39.00 and 44.00 the 39.00 price brought more sales than the 34.00 by 75%.
Way to go Kyle & Carson
I am proud to be a member of your team.
Brad
Reply
Igor69 Premium
I agree with Noteboom, this is so insignificant change that it is nothing to talk about. I doubt that there are many people who could claim that they had better investments in life, than investment in WA. In my case I like going yearly, cause I can skip thinking about transactions every month, it is the best.
Reply
butterfly700 Premium
I know I had my guard up when I saw that 7 in the $47. Overall, I don't think $2 is a big deal... I thought the price was going up by $10 per month... So glad it didn't and Wealthy Affiliate remains affordable, especially with a yearly membership. :)
Reply
theresroth Premium
Oh Kyle. I think I would have suggested this to you myself, when I got the necessary experience!
I don't know how you operate with such wonderfully low prices, but my guess is solid business stategy geared to bring such high quality to as many people as possible.
I think this was and is your passion and you're a pioneer. And Carson too!
All I can say is THANK YOU.
Best Regards
Therese
Reply
MKearns Premium
This is justified and a good business representation. I have one question. Wasn't there a refresh offer on premium annual made about Thanksgiving or thereabouts that would reduce the annual premium rate at that time? When I asked about its application at the time of current premium annual lapse, the word was it will be applied going forward. Just need an update on this. Thanks..
Reply
albinchero Premium
Kyle has the best answer for your question.
Reply
rodeves Premium
I am hoping that this offer would be made again to all of us. I missed the deadline the last time.
Reply
albinchero Premium
The way Kyle explained, i think it does not affect those who are already premium members.
Reply
JeffL61 Premium
With all that you and Carson have to offer here at WA, Kyle the member price that you charge us is incredible! Furthermore it shows your commitments towards providing nothing but the absolute BEST for all in the WA community!

Thank you for all that both you and Kyle do for people who want to learn how to build a profitable online business for themselves. A little jingle heard plenty of times, especially heard in sports' quotes still is quite appropriate:

"It simply does not get any better than this"!

The "It" of course refers to WA!
Reply
jennydb Premium
What date will the price increase?
Reply
Kyle Premium
Not exactly sure yet, but sometime in April. It will be very subtle and as we said, any existing Premium member will not be impacted whatsoever.
Reply
Noteboom Premium
It´s not even reason to mention 2$ change! It´s nothing for great community and all the work!
Reply
GeorgeEkman Premium
This is the most wonderful program that I have ever been involved with. I'm glad I updated soon after I joined. Thanks not just a million but many millions.

You guys keep up the great work you are doing.

George
Reply
mijareze Premium
I'm glad it will not apply to us existing members...
Ed
Reply
Kyle Premium
No we would never do that, it actually doesn't apply to newcomers (yet) and even when we do implement this minor price shift, people will still be able to get the yearly at the exact same price (which is still lower than when we started out 10 years ago).
Reply
mijareze Premium
That's good Kyle. Thank you for responding.
Ed
Reply
Ken-Pringle Premium
I remember when the $7 new way to price started a few years ago.
You are certainly right about the change being a good thing.
This service is unbeatable, and priced at a very low investment.
Again Kyle and Carson and team thank you for all you do for us.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, we naturally evolved away from it being in the service industry and as our service continues to improve, we want keep our pricing consistent across the board in terms of our last digit. Services and software platforms are much better represented with $9 versus $7.
Reply
Ken-Pringle Premium
Yes my friend you got that spot on.
Reply
Yogie Premium
WA is the best.
Reply
lynnsam61 Premium
Kyle, thanks for the update and advance notice. Transparency is always appreciated!
Reply
Dmorrow Premium
I trust your judgement and I thank you for not going up on everyone. That's something most companies would not do & another reason WA is so spectacular!

Blessings,
Debby
Reply
BufordThomas Premium
Kyle & Carson
Members for the past 11 years have experienced truly cutting edge technology at a fractional cost compared to industry standards. Now and yet more to come! I love the innovation and consideration, of being able to pay it forward, making it affordable for everyone to be successful. That's Leadership! That's wiping out any competition. I'm proud to be a member and a part of the WA Community. Thanks for the opportunity.
Reply
Kyle Premium
And we are just getting started...I know we say that every year, but that is how we truly feel. We always have lots of cool projects in development and a lot of breakthrough innovations, technology, support platforms, and training that is going to make your life easier.
Reply
Sandralh Premium
I agree with this...wish I had known about WA years ago. So many take advantage of new marketers and upsale you constantly with the next thing. I love that everything is here, on one site, and for one monthly or annual price.
Reply
TechniSmart Premium
At less than a dollar a day (0.98), paid annually, its already a great deal :)

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
Reply
Kyle Premium
For sure and that remains unchanged and has for the last 11 years. We continue to improve and we want to keep our price in a state that doesn't move. Our focus is helping people.
Reply
FitWealth37 Premium
Thank you for the post update, Kyle. I am thankful I am a Premium member at this time. Huge value at a lower cost has always been what I value more ... despite what stats say. I am not a number person, so-to-speak. I look at the value and integrity within...and then, can I afford the service or whatever it is I am looking at. WA is an investment that I know will pay back huge dividends. An edu and tools I have been searching for over the years. Thank you both for creating this business to give access to every day people.
Reply
Kyle Premium
4 years at WA < $1500
1 course at School > $1500

It is easy to compare and have it come out as a clear winner.
Reply
halinphilly Premium
I completely understand. And I totally get wanting to make that mental disconnect from the JVZOO pricing schemes. In fact, I did a video spoof on YouTube once that incorporated that. If you search " Guitar Clock" by halinphilly, you may find it.

Anyway, as long as I'm commenting here, I'd like to take this opportunity to ask... since the WA environment has just about every tool necessary to succeed except for one, have you you considered providing the one last piece of the puzzle? I'm talking of course about an email autoresponder like Mailchimp or Aweber, etc. Just a suggestion. I'm sure I'm not the first to mention it.
Thank you two for all you've done and continue to do.
Hal
Reply
Kyle Premium
I will have to check out your video Hal.

Although we have a very sophisticated in house email platform, something far more than the likes of aweber.com and getresponse.com offer, at this point we are not contemplating an autoresponder service.

Definitely not off the table, but not a priority. There are cost efficient services out there for this and usually at the point when you need an autoresponder, you have a budget in place and you can easily afford the costs of an autoresponder.

We won't do anything unless we feel we can do it better. This moment may come within the email industry, but at this point we have bigger plans that don't involve this.
Reply
halinphilly Premium
Thank you for your quick response, Kyle. My only concern, at least with MailChimp, is not so much the cost, but their rules that make affiliate marketing prohibitive on their system. I do understand you have other priorities, however; so if and when the day comes that you decide to implement such a service, we can all be pleasantly surprised.
Reply
Westwaters Premium
The saying goes "you get what you pay for". In this case we have all stumbled upon a H U G E bargain. Thanks Kyle & Carson.
Kathy (Weswaters)
Reply
Kyle Premium
And that is the way we want to keep it, rather we want the solution here at WA to be more cost efficient in respect to what you get with every year that passes...and we continue to do this as we continue to push the envelope with the service here at WA.
Reply
MatteoMeli Premium
Thanks for the info Kyle :)
Reply
bsmith1222 Premium
Thanks for the information.
Reply
katzee Premium
I can understand you wanting to move away from the '7' price point. Good move and it's still fantastic value for what you receive.
Katharina
Reply
CathyS Premium
It's about time!
Reply
Pios2012 Premium
9 is better than seven.
Reply
KeithHughes Premium
Thanks for the heads up. I'm glad I'm a premium member, not that the 2 bucks would break the bank.
Reply
Kyle Premium
No, it won't for anyone and breaking the bank will never be a goal with any move we make, quite the contrary. Pushing forward with unbelievable value and help will remain our goal.
Reply
Glenrae Premium
Still a great deal thanks Kyle. Well presented and I'm very happy I'm onboard with a business run by such genuine people.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your ind words.
Reply
RickBell57 Premium
Adding a 9 or 7 is a way to make the price seem affordable. However, new stats from Samcart and other online merchant accounts who have tested 100,000's of there internet marketing realm members, now have proven results that people perceive more value in a number ending in a rounded off sum. Like $100. $150 and or $50 instead of $49.

That means a program or product that ends in a zero like $100 dollars, carries with it a pronounced increased value for the buyer.

Those who have the money would not think twice about buying at a rounded off figures. In fact, it is proven to grab their attention and make them believe the product or program is exactly right.

However, in targeting a group of members who do not have extra income lying around, a 9 or 7 would be the gateway to entry for these.

People are inclined to go for a cheaper price, true enough. However, those who do buy into a program which is priced such as $50 dollars, stick around longer. And are willing to pay the difference without question. As this has that perceived extra value.

Times do change. Walmart uses the number 7. Most stores have used the number 9 for so long, that history has just continued like this. Many who used 9 went to 7 to get away from the 9. Now we are back once again here at WA, to 9.

The internet changes much more frequently and therefor, what use to work 5 years ago no longer works today. Things do go full circle though and it could very well be that WA has figured that an increased two dollars is sufficient to combat the cost of increased overhead and their business expenses.

Regardless of the psychology behind such pricing. The value is far more worthy of being $70 dollars per month, to me.

Coo-dos!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your feedback Rick, what has been proven in many highly regarded spaces is that people naturally "knock off" the last digit and round it down.

$59 becomes $50.
$54 becomes $50.
etc.

And in every case, the $9 ended up converting the best out of them all. We are in a space and an economy where people are price conscious so it is definitely something that they of course consider before making any purchase....along with the value of the actual product.

I do agree with the $0 pricing though and the effect it has on "value", I have seen companies move in this direction. All our other price points are $9 so we wanted to create a sense of consistence without having the black sheep price point of $47.

This is far less of a financial move and far more streamlining than anything.
Reply
truered Premium
Sounds like a very inexpensive and fair price for all the knowledge we get within WA!!
Reply
JasonGenesis Premium
I just put it in my mind that it was 50.00 a month so that 2 dollars is no big deal to me. It is a good service that you provide.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, and it won't impact any existing members that are on the monthly membership and the yearly price point will remain exactly the same. :)
Reply
Fashion17 Premium
Thank you for the update, really hot news!
Reply
CNnorom Premium
Still a good deal Kyle, for some reason I thought it had been $49. Well done.
Reply
Ivine Premium
I must say the price increase is quite modest.
Reply
Rean Premium
Hi Kyle
Incredible value for money.. You continue to give to the WA community sterling services.. at prices that are unequaled anywhere online.. We are truly lucky to have found you.
Thank you Kyle & Carson
Stay Blessed
Rean
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words, value is going to continue to push upwards in a huge way in 2016 and beyond.
Reply
EKautz Premium
Great plan Kyle. :-)

I never knew that about products ending with a 7. Although 7 is a big gambling number so it doesn't seem that far fetched.

I look forward to the coming years/decades (the rest of my life) here at WA, thank you sincerely to you, Carson and the gang for taking such excellent care of us and our platform. You all Rock!

ROCK ON!
E
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks, I look forward to the journey ahead as well Eric. We are lifers to, so you can have confidence in that and I think some of our biggest breakthroughs are yet to come in terms of the true value we can offer members.
Reply
mlight56 Premium
That sound like a good deal for everyone ... this is the a geat service that you have here .... no denying that ... cheers ... Michel
Reply
GaryHelm Premium
This sounds like a great idea gentlemen.
Thank you again for WA and the friendships created by such a fabulous community.

Gary
Reply
Sheila50 Premium
Kyle,
It is still the greatest value out there for what we get as members. I think if you charged $500 a year that would still be well worth it, but please don't because right now I can't afford that! LOL
Thanks for letting us know and looking forward to explosion this year!
Sheila
Reply
Kyle Premium
LOL, don't worry...we definitely don't have any plans to do that Sheila. :)
Reply
TDa Premium
Still great value, and also the fact that you are passing on an increase in commission speaks volumes as to the integrity of WA.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Of course, everything that we do that relates to $ is passed forward to affiliates. ;)
Reply
Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Kyle,
I truly think $2 more a month is a very fair and reasonable price increase for the amount of value Wealthy Affiliate provides. As far as I've seen there is no other place like it that offers what you do here.

I stumbled into WA quite a few years ago, and I'm so glad I did. It's been a life changer to myself...it's actually changed me, but in a good way. It's shown me I can do things I never thought I could achieve.

There are others I've seen out there offering services for $500-$600 for just one course lasting maybe 6-8 weeks...which only covers one aspect such as content writing for example. So, I'm thinking that $2 increase wouldn't stop anyone from joining here once they see how much it offers.

Actually, I think it'll help, since $49 not only fits better with the other prices, but it moves it away from being in the scam type of price range.

I think you and Carson are truly awesome in the fact that you keep it so reasonable that basically anyone can afford it...and you guys offer so much more here than I ever knew I needed when I started out. I hope someday to be able to pay it forward like you guys do.

Thanks for keeping us updated, Kyle!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
Reply
Rwillingham Premium
Good deal!
Reply
Kyle Premium
I posted something a few years back about an "SEO" course here at our local University that was $2,500 for a 4-6 week course and it was offered "online" and the criteria showed how rudimentary the training was (and was full of misinformation about the SEO world).

We want to keep the price forgettable while we keep our service very much memorable. ;)
Reply
Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Kyle, now that you mention it, I think I remember reading that, lol! Ouch...what a price tag they were asking! And, for something not very useful as it turned out. Huh, kinda like my hubby's college degree...not a dime has he made from it, but they sure are making money! :)
Unlike the colleges out there, WA certainly is worth it and then some!
Reply
routhyrouth Premium
Easily still the best value in town:))
Reply
Loes Premium
Very smart thinking Kyle
Reply
Defiant6 Premium
Not a bad price increase at all! If I weren't already premium I would still definitely join at that price!
Reply
DeeSmith Premium
I actually thought it was $49 already also. Still the best value in town!
Reply
Kyle Premium
lol, many people thought it was. This proves our point that the price increase is not going to be monumental, but this going to streamline our pricing across the board very nicely.
Reply
rocky2 Premium
No problem here.
Reply
Megastar Premium
Hi Kyle, its a very moderate increase that has been suggested by you as compared to the services that WA offers!
Reply
frente Premium
No problem with me :) Do what you have to do! :D
Reply
Samaffiliate Premium
Wow! When I saw the title I thought the price would be higher and for some reason I believed it was already $49.00. This is because I use the sterling currency to pay for membership.

£33.02p is the price when converted. £34.43p would be the new price for someone new joining who's using the same currency. Then again currency markets go up and down so all in all the deal couldn't be more generous

Thank you, Kyle.

Sam.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, folks within different currencies really don't notice it at all because the dollar exchange can change so rapidly one way or another.
Reply
roses15 Premium
I am so thankful I found this site and you offer a huge quantity with great quality!! You guys are awesome:)
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for the kind words, WA is only going to get better. We will continue to surprise folks....in a wonderful way.
Reply
roses15 Premium
Kyle I have been in the beauty industry for 30 years and within the past 10 years, have not raised my prices. In a time that the cost of living has bolted I had chosen to remain steadfast for my clients just add new services to offset the cost of business. It has worked great and people don't mind spending the extra when they are receiving premium service. A win win relationship for us all :)
Reply
amethystmoon Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is money well spent, you get everything you need in one place.
Reply
Chrissies Premium
It all still sounds as. good as ever to me! And. I'm sure no-one would quibble over $2. WA us just the best!!:-)
Reply
Iosbourne Premium
This is still great price for what is offered Kyle.
Reply
ladyval30 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thanks for letting me know! I like the idea. Wealthy Affiliate is worth every dollar we spend, no matter which premium membership you are under. I didn't know how to start a online business or half of the things I know now, about running a website. But all thanks to you, Kyle&Carson;. I have been able to explore a whole new-undiscovered world I didn't even know about before.
Reply
KuSo Premium
It is our human nature to fear any change that be minor or big. If it will be me I would not have a half mocha per month just so I can compensate for the extra $2 here at WA although I am a premium member and pay a yearly fee. Just seeing the bright side of it.

If anyone knows, is any options of discounted yearly fee for Jaaxy Enterprise or the only optionn is $49 per month whether you pay monthly or yearly lump sum ($588 year)?

Regards,
Tim
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, at the end of the day $2 isn't much difference at all. For Jaaxy there is an Enterprise yearly rate, it is $499 for the year, which is essentially 2 months free if you upgrade to Enterprise yearly.
Reply
KuSo Premium
Thank you Kyle.

Yes, after I posted the question (I should have checked first my Jaaxy Enterprise account) I found out that that was the amount I paid last April for yearly membership: $499.
I plan to renew auto pay this year as well for both WA Premium and Jaaxy Enterprise accounts. Shhhhh...my wife does not know yet how much I am paying per year..Hopefully this year I may be able to break the ice by promoting good content and have a better website (www.flowersforourmothers.com) so I can see the fruit of my work. What you saw you reap.
Thank you again man for replying.

Regards,
Tim Sopoti (KuSo)
Reply
Inspiration1 Premium
To keep balance with the time, there is always a need for change. The proposed change in raising the monthly payment by mere $2 is in no way unreasonable. Rather, the care and conscience being exhibited by Kyle and Carson is remarkable. Best wishes for them.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Thanks for your feedback as always (and kind words), much appreciated.
Reply
ChrisTowers Premium
It is still a great price for the best platform on the internet for achieving what you have achieved here Kyle!

You have an empire here to be proud of!
Reply
DKirsch Premium
As you say, Kyle...a Premium member will not see a price increase...ever.
That being said, over time I have 'pinballed' around the internet some and have seen as well as been involved in a few of those info products, ebooks, membership sites, and blatant schemes.

Wealthy Affiliate offers the best value for a service of this nature.
Tonia and I look forward to the new innovations to come and our excitement grows daily as we continue to move forward in building our business.
Reply
ZEGU Premium
Thank you for the update.
Reply
LarisaHudson Premium
Sounds like a GREAT plan all the way around! Thanks for locking in our monthly fee! You guys are rad! I'm so happy I am part of WA! I love it here!! : )
Reply
PaulBoudreau Premium
We will now be " Dressed To The Nines " , ... I like it Kyle and Carson . Great to see that Kind , Nice , Considerate and Good still exists in this sometimes crazy world ... Keep up the Great Work ... and Thank You BOTH on such a Superb Product !
Reply
That is great
Reply
Mac01 Premium
I think an extra $2 is very reasonable, this is probably a good move. Still, I'm already Premium so it won't affect me! :D
Reply
dejeanaxel Premium
Price adjustment totally understandable.
I'm curious, does this mean affiliates get +$1 for each new referral?
Thanks,
-Santiago.
Reply
AffFranE82 Premium
"On a side note, as an affiliate you are going to earn $1 more per month recurring with members that join through the new price point." Kyle says
Reply
marinashores Premium
There are programs out there promising stupendous never to be seen results while charging an arm and a leg.
Reply
jtjt53 Premium
The reasoning makes sense to me. It's still a deal anyway you look at it.
Reply
KatieMac Premium
sounds fair enough to me nothing stays the same forever
Reply
DamnTheGrey Premium
Happy with this. The price point should reflect the quality of the service that is being provided, which quite frankly is awesome! Thanks WA.
Reply
BelieveItYes Premium
I always thought WA was really cheap for aaaaall the awesome tools and features it offers us... $49 sounds reasonable to me ;)
cheers
Sarah
Reply
paddydyna Premium
Why is 49 better than 47?
Reply
yakoo21 Premium
Hi Paddy

"We are surrounded on the Internet by info products, ebooks, membership sites, and in some cases, blatant schemes...and they all typically end in $7. We want to move away from this."

Its the psychology behind it.. do not worry to much about it..it benifits us all... out with the 7 and in with the 9 ...

If you have more questions ..feel free to ask..

From Jaco
Reply
MKearns Premium
In marketing psychology this shows the best expansion of the $ amount requested for the value received. If it was $50 it would create a more pricey turnoff to the advdertisee.
Reply
paddydyna Premium
Why not drop the price to 39?
Reply
MohdAnwar Premium
Oil price is droping, Hench all prices should Drop Ha Ha Ha.
Reply
Elijah1916 Premium
That is a good point, if it must end in 9, then the lowest down the line is $39. I like your sense of humour.
Reply
Anh Premium
Just awesome, Kyle.

I think it's a very strategic move. Although WA is in the Make Money Online business, I can tell it's nothing like the products out there that's clearly only made to make money to the owner.

This pricing will feel more professional with no allusion to other bad products, or "scams" people could've been through before they reached WA.

Keep rocking,
Anh
Reply
AlexEvans Premium
The new price point represents such good value. Especially when we consider everything that is included. Thank you for letting us know.
Reply
AlexSol Premium
Love this!
$2 extra dollars is affordable to everyone and will not stop people from joining monthly premium.

However, that 49 number is certainly more appealing than the 47. I think the increase will actually bring in more people into WA ;)
Reply
Anh Premium
Nicely said, I agree that 49 looks before. Not sure why though!
Reply
RobinHudson Premium
Hey Kyle! You know, I remember in the beginning when I saw the $47 price tag, I cringed a bit, and exactly for the reason you stated here. It is the SCAM number. I proceeded with caution, kept proceeding, and so glad I did. I think this is a wise move on your part. Blessings, Robin
Reply
Timea Premium
Man! You are a legend! I mean I'm premium, so I don't care too much, but 2 dollars extra is unbelievably law. More than fair enough! I wish I'll have a business like your's one day!
At least I'm at the right place to learn it.... :)
Reply
AlexSol Premium
That's a great goal to have :)
Reply
droptop1 Premium
There should never be a problem with the 2 dollars it makes sense that all prices end in 9 for all that is offered here i hope no one would complain!
Reply
I would love to become a premium member but I'm unemployed right now and money is tight I don't have the $19 to join so I'll have to wait for now until my situation improves
Reply
1David Premium
This is the cost of 1 newspaper, count me in.
Reply
TimMcKinlay Premium
No way man... I'm out! Are you kidding me... 2 whole dollars!!! lol jokes :) You had me a little worried at first with the title of this post though.. I think this is a great move and I think WA is extremely fair in pricing all round, including Jaaxy. It's also cool to know that the price is never going to increase for current members. Anyway cheers for the heads up!
Reply
MohdAnwar Premium
It is just to attract new members to go for annual membership.
Reply
Timea Premium
And nothing is wrong with that....
I learnt at least that much so far about business :)
Reply
dorina62 Premium
It's not so big difference,I don't think it will be a problem for the loyal people in WA.Do we get any cerificate or diploma in WA?
Reply
rodeves Premium
That is a good question. In fact I was thinking about that as well. It would be good to receive a Certificate. That would be cool!
Reply
TerryAsh Premium
Excellent explanation & examples how this follows along with the rest of WA's pricing scheme. Definitely makes logical sense to me.
Reply
whitsunday Premium
This makes perfect sense to me. Go guys!
Janelle
Reply
clue Premium
Always keep moving forward. I love Wealthy Affiliate nothing can compare,I'm telling the whole world "YOU GUYS ROCK!"

Clue
Reply
Funkydunc208 Premium
The value that we all get is worth the $49/mth or 359/yr that we may be paying. The stuff I have learned in my first year is simply amazing. I so wish I had found WA years ago.
So, thank you, Kyle and Carson, for the ethical approach you have made to this subject. The vast majority of us will be very supportive.
Reply
Lazyblogger Premium
I support this.

Bishop
Reply
chuksokey34 Premium
I am OK, with it . Thanks Kyle & Carson.
Reply
Bart87 Premium
Will the extra dollars be invested in WA's exclusive, groundbreaking, cutting-edge and never-before-seen SEO monkey technology?
Reply
AlexSol Premium
well, where else? :D
Reply
TomasB Premium
When you provide something of value to benefit those seeking knowledge,it's understandable to take this action.We appreciate your honesty and the details you gave us.
Reply
I'm cool with this
Reply
QUEENSHAWN29 Premium
Thanks Kyle
Reply
EFors Premium
Thanks for the update, Kyle. :))
Reply
MohdAnwar Premium
What will be situation who upgraded during the December Discounted period. How much to pay for the Renewal.
Reply
GershonPaul Premium
This is just a minor price bump for the value added services you give. Thanks for the heads up!
Reply
RaeAnnePond Premium
Thank you for the heads up Kyle. I will adjust my monthly budget accordingly until I can afford to go annual.
Reply
SadieChan Premium
It's probably a good time for those considering about signing up, to do so now before the price increase. A small increase can make some difference in the long run. Regards Sadie.
Reply
ChrisGooden Premium
It's still stonkin' good value, whichever way you slice it. I know other, somewhat similar, sites that cost $299/mo and get no complaints.
Reply
Lear77 Premium
I don't care one way or the other but every comment is in favor of a price increase. I guess that means if you cut the price all would complain. Just find it weird.
Reply
Buddle Premium
This makes sense, Kyle. And thanks for giving us Premium members the consideration. Much appreciated.
Reply
mergie1 Premium
Not a problem at all for all the value we get here.
Reply
Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Kyle, just a drop in the ocean, I can't imagine any member resigning or losing any sleep over it. Compared to the cost of most training programs Wealthy Affiliate is a no brainer.
Reply
alexzw Premium
Many people who promote Wealthy Affiliate, will have to make changes to their website if the price is going to change. As a premium member I keep the same price but I have to make several changes on my websites. And I already have too much work to do.
Besides, with many people promoting WA, there are many new members every month=more money coming in. Although WA has good info and updates all the time, all the members together - over 300.000-400.000 with a lot of paying members, must bring in enough money to cover the costs involved in keeping things updated.
Reply
Funkydunc208 Premium
Prices go up in business. That's life! Any retail business has to go through and update inventory when there is a price rise. New stickers on the display cabinets. That is the way life is.
This won't affect us much, if at all. The link / banner changes that we have to do will just be a code update. Kyle and the team will have done a good portion of the work for us.
Reply
Suzanne-SB Premium
sounds good to me.
Reply
Rich908 Premium
Hi Kyle and Carson,
Even if You had increased it by an extra 10 dollars, we would still be getting the best quality training ever. I raised my coaching services by an extra 10 dollars a few months ago.

I notified my existing Clients and future prospects that I would be increasing my fee. I was not surprised to see clients quite happily accepting the new price increase, because they were getting value for their money and the coaching results they were looking for.

I feel the same way about WA.
Regards
Richard
Reply
EdwardLarry Premium
Thank you Kyle, I know people now that are joining want to get in now, Everything changes in time, I'm glad I'm a member.
Reply
DeRaj Premium
Totally Agree!!!
Reply
DaveSw Premium
Hi Kyle,

The $2 increase is not a show stopper at all when considering the

(1) service
(2) site
(3) educational opportunity
(4) social (community) support

...and more that the new or experienced marketer finds here...

From my perspective, this increase is still a MORE than fair price, and people that have been seeking such a site will also appreciate what they get here as opposed to other MUCH more expensive sites...

You are the owners of this wonderful site, and can do what you see fit...But from an outsider or member perspective, this $2 is not a big deal....

Costs go up for all areas of our lives, and this is true of your operation as well....Facts of life....

People do NOT mind paying for value....That's what they get here...

Speaking of value, paying less than what you get for your money, and operating from the standpoint of conducting business in a moral and transparent manner... (good segway?)...

I know that you and Carson are quite busy doing all the things involved keeping this place humming along...

Everyone here appreciates this and in that light...

Have you ever thought about adding in a high-end product/service (i.e. coaching, or group coaching, or one on one mentoring) for those individuals that would pay for and need such a program?

I know that you and Carson are all about keeping this a place for the Everyman, which is good, and so refreshing...

There is a need, and a market, for this kind of higher end service in the online marketing business...A need for someone who will operate such a program using the same standards as you both use for this site...

Just as there are undergraduate programs and post-graduate programs in traditional educational settings that people want and will enroll in, such is the case with online marketing.

These are people that need and use such a high-end program to easier and faster realize their potential...

Unfortunately, the quality varies widely in such programs offered in the market...Some coaching and mentoring programs are worth MORE than their cost, while others....well not so much....

Let me give you an example:

There are those that can help a newbie or especially the somewhat experienced marketer the push and support needed to take their business to the next level...Many (more?) however, are overpriced and more hype than substance...

This type of service should NOT be a vehicle to take people's money (more of it) based on reputation or slick talk....

Personally, I think that if you and Carson took the same set of morals and ethical operating standard you use with WA into that high-end market segment, you could set the standard as you have with Wealthy Affiliate.

That would be a good thing for the market, the recipients/participants, and for the reputation of the profession overall...

There is still a lot of misconceptions from John Q. Public regarding online marketing, unfortunately, some of the high flyers of yesterday and those less than scrupulous marketers still hanging around the internet have tainted and continue to taint this business...

I urge you both to consider this...You would be doing the market a favor, not to mention the countless number of people that would benefit from your effort...

OK off my soapbox....

Bottom Line (again):

Two bucks more a month? No problem!

Cheers!
Dave : )
Reply
AffFranE82 Premium
Sounds good to me! :)
Reply
Martstervt Premium
What I find amusing is that I always tended to say $49/mo. So it will be a natural change for me. I think I had that in some of my promos and had to change it to the $47. lol.........Marty
Reply
GinaGo Premium
It is a bargain! I love this place. ~Gina
Reply
magistudios Premium
At Last!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this small change is going to make a HUGE difference in funnelling folks into WA for me.

Why?

Because getting away from the $47 pricing model is going to lower starter members’ guards as WA won’t be associated to stigma that carries with ‘ending in 7’

Don’t believe me?
Perhaps you should then check out this study done by MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/simester/Public/Papers/Effectsof$9.pdf

Well played WA.. well played.

- Jay
Reply
AlexSol Premium
this. 100% :)
Reply
Judy-B Premium
Sounds okay to me. I mean really what better place is there except here? You guys are two in a million. :)
Reply
OldMCSEGuy Premium
WA is a good deal. I am trying to build my own business so I spend my time there. That being said it seems that every time I make a big post on Windows 10 someone outside of wa sees it and joins wa. I know you understand the industry research that went into that $7 ending price. I even do that with all of my customers... I don't really have that many customers. You have my rezpect... I will have someone look into the $7 psychological impact again.

I think for 2 young guys you all have done a good job with WA. As you mature that will continue. I will continue to try to be a better team member.

---Jay.
Reply
Kyle Premium
$7 definitely is a price point that worked and still works. $0's works, $9's work, $8's work, and $5's work. It really depends, you go into any store these days and they are using a wide range, I have always bought into $9's but I am finding more and more that I don't really care. I think people are getting used to everything.

Thanks for your kind words Jay and I love the profile pic, sad to see Peyton go but he had an amazing career and what a way to end!
Reply
SusanAL Premium
Thanks for letting us know. It's a small increase for all that's here. Really, I'm still quite amazed by the size of this place. For all the content produced here, I wonder how your server manages it?

You all do wonderful work. Thank you for that!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah, we definitely have a sophisticated architecture running the platform here and we are definitely not running off of one server (we have 100's).

We feel as though we are getting started as each new year passes as we feel we have so much left to offer...2016 is going to be no different.
Reply
BeingGreat Premium
How does this affect the people that got in yearly on the Black Friday rate? Don't get me wrong it is a value at $359 but as of now money I'm on a tight fixed income and I want to start planning. I have already made it a goal to have earned at least $359 online by the time I have to renew my yearly membership. This is the only place online to truly learn how to make a serious business online to earn money. It's funny I still from time to time get on these "shiny object" webinars but no longer have a desire to chase them knowing what I now know. I can always come back to WA and ask around. Thank you everyone!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Doesn't affect ANY existing members and it will never affect our yearly price point. The only change come sometime April will be moving our recurring price from:

$47 => $49

And this only applies to BRAND NEW members, it doesn't apply to any existing Premium members. And the year discount will remain the same, so even if you are subject to the $2 price increase (not that it is a big deal at all), you will be able to access the $359 yearly price.

Thanks for the kind words Ron, it is wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA.
Reply
hanley Premium
Just posted in an email to my list that WA is, in my opinion,
the most honest offering on the net, barr none, pity I can't persuade more people to take it on to help pay my $2.
Reply
MarionBlack Premium
I'll be stating from right now that Wealthy Affiliate is less than $50 per month to build a business. Then, when the price change comes into effect I won't have to change a thing :)

I've never been comfortable with the $7 price point because so many scams and shams use it and WA is definitely not part of that ilk.

Thank you for taking this welcome leap forward.
Reply
Jozeph Premium
There's no doubt that WA goes well beyond the price, I mean if we stop to think, there's no training on the internet that even begins to compete with what we have here. Even College and University tuitions are always climbing, and not by 2 bucks, add quite a few zeros to that.
I respect the way you and Carson are upfront about things, and that's the formula to success, no hocus pocus,
Thanks for the heads up, and as usual sending you both my sincere sentiments
To your continued success
J*
Reply
HoJo007 Premium
It's funny because in nearly two years here at WA, I have still not officially entered into the 'make money online" niche and therefore, really not found myself in the position too often to promote products in this niche.

However, in the instances where the discussion does arise and someone asks me how I was able to start my own business online and now run it full-time, the response is extremely easy and I point to simply one place.

My point is that if you are on the fence about whether or not to join premium, you may not be ready to take that next step where you are ready to SERIOUSLY say to yourself that you want it and that you want to start your own business online if this is the investment that is holding you back.

I get it, trust me! I have been in and out of "shiny object syndrome" more times than I can remember over the years. However, I was truly blessed when I very randomly happened to stumble into Wealthy Affiliate at a time that I had just been unexpectedly let go from my job and contemplating what I wanted out of life. I KNEW that whatever it was did not involve being a slave to corporate America anymore.

Personally, I didn't even make it through the first full week of my free trial before deciding to invest the small amount to become a Premium member. Within three months, I had tripled the salary of the job that had previously let me go and I have never looked back.

There is a LOT to learn about starting and successfully operating your own business online. While, there are other great resources and certainly valuable information that you may discover along the way, there is simply NO better place to start without all the distractions and literally having EVERY tool you could possibly need to get off the ground than here.

You literally need nothing more and I virtually didn't invest anything more in tools and other "shiny object" nonsense for nearly a year. Best decision I ever made. I am happier than ever with my career and the best part about it is that the potential is never truly capped. There is no limit to where you can take it. It is amazing to think back to where things started and where they are today.

I am not special, I didn't have some "special" advantage or knowledge. I had a drive and passion, along with a TRUE desire to start my own business online. I put on the blinders and followed the blueprint that was laid out for me here to a "T." Avoid distractions, follow the plans, and get to where you want to go. YOU are the only one that can stop YOU and YOU are the only one who can distract you from reaching those goals at the end of the day.

All the best and much success to everyone!

I have been so insanely busy that I have not been able to spend NEARLY as much time here as I would like and I hope to free up some time and start giving back to the community more. For any of you that are not there yet, don't forget why you are here. It is GREAT to help others, but ask yourself if YOU are where you want to be, yet! If the answer is no, get going and take action! WA will ALWAYS be here and there is plenty of time to come back and give back. Don't forget to put the effort forward that will allow you to achieve the freedom that was the motivating desire that probably caused you to sign up in the first place!

- Howie
Reply
shweetlife Premium
I am yet to find something that compares to Wealthy Affiliate Kyle... and trust me... I have looked ;)

Most platforms offering Tools and Training don't come close to offering what WA does and those programs generally cost upwards of $100/m .

Then there are those so called high ticket items costing upwards of a $2000 - $5000.... and all you really get in return are a few self development courses offering minmal value and the promise that you can 'make money' by selling them.

i personally welcome a bit of a price increase. WA is worth every penny and more!

Keep up the awesome work!
Reply
rosieM Premium
I for one completely agree with the concept; there are 'millions' of daily offeres for products or downloads at $47......this seemingly minor change will make tremendous difference in the longrun. I am also amazed by the fact prices in general have never risen.....this is THE best platform ANYWHERE on the internet!
Reply
ValerieJoy Premium
A $2 increase per month is more than reasonable. All services increase their charges over time and I can't imagine this increase being detrimental to gaining new members. I'll watch for advice on when this is happening so as to change prices advised on my website.
Reply
mackiejw Premium
Wasn't that the April Fools joke a couple years ago? Or maybe last year? I faintly remember folks were worried about having to update their review and posts and stuff.
John
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yeah I think I had some offer. This is a small shift in the price to create consistency across all of our price points.
Reply
The figures above and as they have stood, some of the offers remaining virtually unchanged since 2005, regardless of the massive updates and improvements I've seen since I've been here, let alone the fact that this was, at one time, merely a keyword list site with extras (with the same pay-it-forward philosophy) truly make Wealthy Affiliate, not only a phenomenon on the Web, but a legacy in time throughout its entire existence, and to come!

Once again, a resounding THANK YOU!

Daniel
Reply
SowAndReap Premium
I noticed a lot of services do charge $47, I'm glad WA is moving away from that number. If I were to join WA today at $49 a month, I would still think it is a reasonable price for the info and service that WA provides.

I still have this slight feeling that this is leading to some sort of April fools joke, lol. I'm going to keep an eye on you on April 1st, lol. I'm not falling for Nothing.
Reply
Kyle Premium
No April fools joke we make them much more exciting and outlandish than this lol. Just something we have wanted to do for awhile now to push our price point out of the associated space.
Reply
SowAndReap Premium
Well that's good cuz WA does not need to be associated with that $47 number. I'm still watching out for that April fools joke though, you and Jay are something else on that day, lol.
Reply
CyrilChan Premium
When the price will be changed? I have to update my website introduction.
Reply
DoubleTap Premium
Hiya Charco, Kyle should give us more information in April! Best wishes!
Reply
JOlver Premium
So t make sure i understand, i had to stop my billing for a month or two, when i start paying premium again i will be paying the old cost not the increased?
Reply
Kyle Premium
Exactly no worries at al you will never be subject to a price increase.
Reply
Shawn Martin Premium
I am amazed at the amount of product and services you guys provide for such a reasonable price.
All good here :)
Reply
strongman Premium
It's good to know the yearly is going to be the same because I'll be upgrading to that soon! So just to get this correct, i am a premium member and pay 47 a month, that will never change to 49?
Reply
AlexSol Premium
you are correct. The price increase does not concern existing Premium members.
Reply
strongman Premium
Ok awesome. Thanks for the response!
Reply
Sui_generis Premium
Whew, I thought I was going to have to put one of the AFTER my entry into Canada bricks back. :-) $2 is still a bargain.
Reply
ricardo1 Premium
Kyle, will the price increase affect my 'Yearly' membership?
Reply
Kyle Premium
Read above. ;)
Reply
ricardo1 Premium
kyle, someone had to ask.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Lol all good. No the yearly will not be going up and if you are already a premium member you will never be subject to any price increase...EVER!
Reply
Whew, thank goodness. I get to keep my bubble gum allowance!
Reply
Kyle Premium
Yes, you most definitely do. Definitely a couple packs of gum every month unless you are on yearly, then it is same same.
Reply