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