If I Upgrade With $19, Could I Make Money To Pay For Next Month?

Last Update: February 11, 2019

As much as you want to hear YES you will make hundreds or thousands of dollars in your first month, you're not going to hear such claims at Wealthy Affiliate.

In fact, it's quite the opposite here at Wealthy Affiliate.

You really need to understand what you're signing up for so I want to take this post to explain the online business you're about to learn how to build, what you should expect, and what the reality of making money is in this path you'll be using here.

This is going to be a very honest look at what you're going to get when you upgrade to Premium.

So here we go...


Why You Are NOT Going To Make Money Any Time Soon

I'm going to jump right in here and tell you how this online business works.

The approach that you are taught in the training here at Wealthy Affiliate takes a long term strategy where you will be buiding a website to generate free traffic from and then making money with all that free traffic through affiliate marketing.

Because you are trying to rank your website on search engines to get this massive free traffic, the process of getting your website ranked takes time and depends on many factors which you'll learn in the training.

This fact alone means that search engines won't even take a look at you til your site is at least 3 months old for ranking purposes (not indexing).

So, this one fact alone will tell you that no, you will not make much money in your first few months, let alone first month.

Other Factors That Adds To You Not Making Money In Your First Month:

  • You're learning brand new online skills, there will be a learning curve.
  • You could be very busy already and may not even have time to dedicate to this.
  • This business is a lot more involved than what people first expect, not sure to continue or what to do, feeling overwhelm.

What you experience as a brand new person here is very common to what most people go through as well when they first arrive.

But, you will soon learn that what you learn here is very powerful and if you can really understand what is taught, you can be earning online for a very long time to come.


Why Go Premium?

You need to understand what you're actually paying for here.

You're not here to buy a "system" where you can just "plugin" and start making money.

Instead, you're buying a membership to access a platform that offers you the following services:

  • Organized courses to learn how to build your very own online business
  • Web hosting for the websites you'll build here
  • SSL Certificate & Private Domain Registration included
  • Unlimited domain emails
  • Host multiple sites
  • Keyword research tool
  • Weekly Live Webinars
  • Live Chat for instant help
  • Community Support like no other
  • 1,000s of Tutorials & additional trainings by members
  • etc, etc, etc...

So when you're paying for Premium, you're paying to learn to be a business owner and Wealthy Affiliate is going to teach you how to build your online business here.

You're going to be taught how to pick your niche/topic, you're going to be taught how to lay down the foundation, then how you'll be helping your audience to obtain trust, and ultimately, how to use affiliate marketing to make money on your site.

There's No Selling In Affiliate Marketing

The way you're taught you're not actually doing much selling because you're going to be showing your readers very helping things about a topic you really love and passionate about.

The more helpful content you can provide others, the more likely they will want to click on your affiliate links, the more sales you'll generate, and more commissions you'll make.

When you can create trust between you and your reader, they will then be more incline to check out your recommendation.

Most of the work in affiliate marketing is sending traffic to the offer, but the hardest part is to convert them into sales for the company you're promoting.

Therefore, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to offer value to your niche so you can educate your readers before they go to your offer so that by the time they go to the offer, they are ready to buy!


Does The Training Work? Premium Worth It?

Yes and Yes.

That's the straight, simple answer.

As I write this, I make a 4 digit online income, it's a monthly consistent passive income I've been making since March 2018, my highest month so far is still in Nov/18 where I made almost $8K.

You can see my 2018 results here.

It took me a year and a half to start making 4 digits and my first year was earning next to nothing but still covered my Yearly membership cost here.

You will hear this a lot as well from a lot of experienced members and this is the very reason a lot of people won't make it.

Your first 12 months will be the hardest because you'll be putting a lot of work into your business with very minimal results.

So, you will be able to earn something in your first 12 months, it could come early, it could come later, but the income in your first year is not going to be consistent and could be sporadic.

Your income won't be consistent until your business starts to rank better in the search engines and getting consistent daily visitors coming to your website.

Most niche websites will flourish after 12 - 18 months if you continue to build every week for all that time and get to a point where your online business has a breakthrough, then you'll be making those 4 digits!

That breakthrough is the snowball effect that your site can catch when search engines finally give you #1 - #3 rankings and then loads of traffic will come to your site, that's when you will start making 4 digits.

It could happen as early as 12 months and it can happen even later at 24 months or later, it all depends on how you've been building your online business.

So, success depends on YOU, and only YOU.

So, Does the Training Work?

Yes, only for those who are willing to put in the hard work it takes to build this kind of business. The training will not work on its own.

You'll need to put in consistent effort week after week for this training to work.

Is Premium Worth It?

Yes, to anyone who's willing to learn new online skills to better their lives.

In 2018, I made $40K with the website Wealthy Affiliate taught me how to make. Yes, Premium's totally worth it for me.

It's worth it for me just to have all this access we have on this platform, never mind being able to make money from this place! :)

Will it be worth it for you?

I hope so.


Premium Payment Options

There are three payment options:

  1. Monthly $19 first month, $49/month thereafter
  2. 6 months @ $234 ($39/month paid all at once, every six months)
  3. Yearly @ $359 ($29.92/month paid all at once, every year)

Go Premium here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

If you can do it, it's better to take the longer term options since you save more money that way.

One strategy people use is take the $19 offer, then upgrade to 6 month or yearly so you have the cheapest plan that way.

You can change your plan from monthly to the other plans anytime and your rate will be pro-rated if there are any days left in your previous plan.

Your payment methods: PayPal, Credit Cards, or WA Credits.

You can cancel anytime under your Account Settings, but you must manage this yourself, no one else's responsibility.


Special Premium Access

Remember that once you're Premium, you're also going to get my FREE Coaching Services as I'll be YOUR Premium Coach (if you're one of my referrals, that is).

How you can check is, go to your Help Center on left menu, you will see my profile pic next to Kyle & Carson as your Premium Coaches if you had signed up to Wealthy Affiliate through my affiliate link.

If I'm your Premium Coach, you have a special opportunity to learn from a Super Affiliate as well as an Ambassador, I'm both of these things, and I can offer you insight about your online business others can't.

So, I always encourage my referrals to use my help!! :)


Should You Upgrade To Premium?

I can tell you this much, there is no other internet marketing system or program out there that has a community like Wealthy Affiliate's where you have 5 figure, 6 figure, and even 7 figure earners here at your fingertips in this very community you can ask questions to.

What you learn here is very powerful in the sense that you wil be learning how to generate free traffic from your very own online asset. Yes your website is an online asset, you better believe it.

My online asset generated almost 370K visitors last year without me paying for any of it! I didn't pay for a dime of ads or any type of promo to get those visitors on my site.

ALL FOR FREE, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

How you earn long term on the internet is by building an online asset that can generate you traffic 24/7 and making you money whether you're working, sleeping, playing, or eating.

But, it will take you some time to build such an online asset so it depends on what you're looking for.

If you have the time and dedication to use this proven path to build yourself an online asset like I have, then YES, I say go for it and upgrade to Premium!

Otherwise, stay as Starter and use your Starter features for as long as you wish.

Please let me know if you have any other questions concerning upgrading to Premium here at Wealthy Affiliate. :)

Grace

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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Grace,

Upgrade to premium or remain with free starter membership?

Only those with sense choose an upgrade to premium.

Knowing what you are in for as you join WA helps you to stay focused along the way.

In one of my blogs, I spoke briefly about people who want things now.

This is not how WA works and I am happy how you clearly point out how things work here.

An upgrade clearly gives value in all areas to assist in growing your business.

Today I want to share that an upgrade to premium is the best business decision I have ever made in this lifetime and I have made many.

I still suffer with scars from failed ventures. None are from Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate has been a success from the beginning because it delivers what is promised.

Of course, you can't pay for next month right away.

Your business has to grow first and that takes time.

I agree with everything that is written here. It's all in a neat nutshell ready to go!

For those who still may find it hard to understand?

Growth needs Nurture! Search engines need keyword rich quality content!

And, this things takes time and patience.

Wealthy Affiliate is a proven system and only those who understand it works and follow the training will reap in the harvest.

Thank you Grace giving me an opportunity to share.

Love this excellent post!
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littlemama Premium
So grateful for your comment here Maxine, appreciate this! Thank you! :)

Grace
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MAXINEG Premium
You're most welcome my dear Grace.

Here's to continued success.

Blessings always
Maxine
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Jason T Premium
Awesome post you really bring up some valid points. I think everyone should have to read this. People who aren't quite sure what affiliate marketing is have more than likely been exposed to a scam website or 2 and may think that WA is an easy journey. Nothing could be further from the truth, its actually a bumpy ride and unfortunately most people stop before they can see that this works.

Your affiliate moment might closer than you think! Work Hard, Stay Focused, and Ask For Help..

Jason
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Jason! :) Great to hear you agree. Yes, a lot of people come here not knowing what they are in for. I have experience this too often and wanted to write this to offer to future new members this explanation.
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Jason T Premium
I'm glad you wrote this, it will help us all as we mentor new affiliates
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littlemama Premium
That's awesome Jason, great to hear that! :)
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SylviaSuhr Premium
Thank you for your post.
It helped me to get things into perspective.
I am learning a few things every day and slowly beginning to find my way around.
I am amazed that you are able to make so much money and it sure does show us what is possible here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Sylvia
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Sylvia and thanks for your kind words of support!

As much as I earn, there are many members here who make way more than me. ;)

I'm only a small example of what's possible, there are many members making 5 figures A MONTH. :)

Sky's the limit with the online skills you learn here at WA.
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Thank you for this post! I want to get amongst it but know it will take time and dedication. I am very passionate about my niche and have a good foundational knowledge of it through my studies so far but I am so new to the online business world that I know this will be a huge learning curve for me (and I have to fit it all in around study, assignment writing and finishing my degree eeeek!). All follows, encouragement and words of wisdom for a newbie like me are much appreciated! :)
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littlemama Premium
I get so jealous seeing young people (sorry if you're not, sounds like you're in college?) in here because man, if you really learn this, you'll never need a "job" in your life.

Happy Studies all around, YOU GOT THIS!
Grace
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Haha :) ;) I am at university as a 'mature age' student. I went back to uni at 30 and am now 38 (I've been studying part-time and my degree is just so damn massive! haha so it's taken me a while but I am almost finished! yay!). I am really not confident about being able to find the time to write content and try and get my site going around my studies (I have to do a ton of research for my final years at uni) but I would love to share what I know.. What to do??
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CDarling1 Premium
Hear, Hear! I recently started myself. I thought I would be earning $$$ after a month. Going through the training and reading some of the comments and advice, I realized how wrong I was. I'm not tech savvy so I had to look at the videos at least twice to understand anything. Then I deluded myself into thinking well...six months. I finally came to the realization that it would be much more than that. Reading your post gives me an even better understanding of how this works. It's members like you who give us the real deal and helps us understand what it takes and to realize if we really want to do the work to accomplish our goals. I have made that commitment. I have learned a great deal in my short time here. And very excited to launch this venture. And looking forward to the time when I too would be teaching and giving advice as you experienced members.
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Cherryl and so happy to hear that I can help you understand this business better. You are certainly NOT alone in this feeling and a lot of us come into WA thinking it's easy setup and go.

WA is actually an unbelievable path one can take. What they teach and if you can really learn from their training, you can really earn online for a very long time with the new online SEO skills you will have.

It's amazing to see your website grow and make money, as I have experienced. It's an experience I wish EVERY member here gets!

But, I can't make everyone want this bad enough to do the work it requires.

It has to come within the person.

So, if you're committed now knowing what you're going into, then you have a VERY good thing here.

Remember to reach out for help, get all the help you can get, from everyone you can get a hold of.

Don't let little bumps stand in your way to your success! If you can do that, you will find Success!

Best,
Grace
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CDarling1 Premium
Yes, Grace. It takes time and effort. Due to my lack of tech knowledge sometimes it's difficult asking the question so the reader could understand. I'm getting there little by little though. Due to folks like you with the encouragement you give helps me to continue on. Thanks again.
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littlemama Premium
Baby steps, it's okay to take your time to absorb. :)
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EKaye1 Premium
This is a great post and is spot on. It does take time but worth it in the end. My friend signed up a few hours ago and is my first starter referral giving me my first dollar. I have also earned another similar amount from google ads. I will never give up, still going after 10 months.
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littlemama Premium
That's great Eden! Keep up the great work and learning this awesome online business. :)
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mistswitch Premium
If someone needs to earn quickly and wants to do it online, content creation for someone else or freelancing with a skill works a lot better than WA. WA is a long term process, not immediate cash. That's not a bad thing but it does come as a surprise for a lot of people.
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littlemama Premium
Yes, they can definitely do freelancing or other ways of making money online for sure. WA is not the only way to make money online. :)
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Moneyman66 Premium
100 % With you Littemama.....Failure is for those impatient people who just dream of a fast buck ...I think thats how you guys say it ! I was in the same mindset many years ago thinking that there was a magic Guru or website programme that would make me thousands very quickly with not much effort. I will be slower than most as I am not a techie however I am thoroughly enjoying this process and cannot wait until I can achieve my goals.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Sean! Glad to hear you agree with me. I also see failures as stepping stones to success. Without failure, you have no success. You will fail many times during your online journey and being able to get out of those and learn from them is the most important thing for your online business. I have heard that you should fail fast, as many times as you can, so you can get to success faster. I believe this is true. :)

This is literally my 5th business in the last 7 - 8 years, and finally this is the one I really love and have most success in.

Even within this business, I have failed on many little things, like it took me a full year to figure out what I really needed to write to get my Vegas goal.

So, anyone who has found WA early in their online journey, I know they are very lucky but hopefully they also realize this and take advantage.

I wish you so much success here Sean!!
Grace
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Benjamin89 Premium
I have to agree with you. It's unrealistic if you think your going to make a lot of income, or if any in the first 3 months unless you know people or have great knowledge and understanding of the processes involved with AFF marketing.

Take me for example...

I've been here for slightly over 5 months. And as of this morning my one and only referral has taken advantage of the first 7 days discount.

I cannot fathom how surreal the feeling is when you see that 300 drop down to 299

And seeing a confirmed $8 commission to my name!

Bless the Wealthy Affiliate gods!
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littlemama Premium
Yay!!!! Congratulations Benjamin on your first commission! 5 month mark - it's the exact time you should expect your first real organic sale! Most people do see their first dollar online in the 3 - 6 month mark, so you're just on time.

I know the exact feeling you're talking about and it's awesome isn't it?! KEEP UP this awesome work you're doing. Just wait til that airplane says 1..... it will feel eternity for the next sale!

Promoting WA is a lot of work so be prepared and I hope to see you in Vegas!!
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Miren Premium
All of this is so true!! Thank you for this post =)

I think all newcomers should read this to avoid getting disappointed when they come here expecting to make money within a short a period of time, even though lots of us tell them that this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

But I guess that some of them still hope that they can start making money on their first month, even if it's not much. Maybe they just want to know if it's going to work for them so that they can decide whether or not to keep trying. That's what I have noticed after reading their money goals or profile descriptions.

I believe that part of this is due to the multiple scams and low-quality programs out there, as they give an unrealistic and misleading approach to making money online.

Anyway, thanks again for this post, it's worth sharing it with our referrals =)
Miren
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littlemama Premium
Hi Miren, I get this question quite often so I wanted to write this out so I can just reference this post in the future and also give it to them on day 3.

I think the explanation here will help them also understand what they are going to be building here.

I hear so often as well that new members just want to put a bunch of products on their site and that's just not what they'll be doing here neither.

So I'm hoping that giving them this explanation will help them understand wha they'll be learning and why.

Also, I want them to know what they are paying for which is not a "system" that they often so expect from those other products and high ticket systems.

Anyway, let's see if this will help or not! :)
Grace
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WendyLR Premium
BOOM! It takes time to build up momentum. But, the way I like to see it is, I can sit here and do nothing and a year from now still have nothing or I can work my tail off and in a year from now be making a couple thousand monthly. It's really a decision you have to make.
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littlemama Premium
Yes that too, building up momentum is a huge one, especially for our websites. Thanks for bringing this up!

Exactly, this business is what you make of it, the training is there, but you have to work that training for that training to work. It doesn't work by itself. :)

Thanks very much Wendy!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Premium members can earn credits by leaving comments for example that can cover their premium for the upcoming months. That's what I've said to referrals who said they don't have any money...

However, now it seems that everyone wanst to leave commenrts and not request comments so there's not enough demand for that maybe currently.
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littlemama Premium
Yeah, I thought about that, but they would need to comment 50 comments to qualify for CASH credits, and then need to do another 98 comments to earn $49.

That just seems to be a LOT of commenting for someone that's new, they will not be good at it and that's another thing they will need to learn to do.

I'd rather someone just get a part time job locally so they can save up for it faster, even for the 6-month or Yearly membership.

Or do Fiverr gigs, freelancing, or some other way.

That's why I want them to read this first when they come in, so they can decide if they just need to come back later or to go ahead with the longer term membership options knowing what they are coming here for (for those who already have the money for this).
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah true.
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GShaw Premium
Great honest post Grace!

For many the 'hard facts' but is much better to be upfront and honest then to sugar coat the facts.
It really all depends how badly someone really wants to success.
On the positive side, this definitely isn't a scam nor is this something that just certain people can do.
We are all very capable to success here if we put our minds to it.

Keep doing what you're doing Grace.

Fantastic post!

Greg
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Greg! I agree with you too, it's really up to the individual to see if they really want this or not. And if they do, then everything they need to make a successful business is right here.

Appreciate you coming by and adding your thoughts,
Grace
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RDulloo Premium
GREAT breakdown of what WA is and what it isn't. Even if I have been here for a while, I loved reading your post.

We all want to make money as fast as possible and it would be an absolute dream-come-true if it was as easy as making money within our first month.

But like you already mentioned in your beautifully-written post, WA is not a get-rich-quick scheme and we won't make money fast, but it gives us the knowledge and the tools to get to long-term and sustainable success.

Thanks for this post and for the reminder to many of us who are still in the process of hitting our goals. :)

Wish you much more success!

Reyhana
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Reyhana, appreciate your support! I'm glad you see this as well and understand what it takes to make money here.

You're well on your way, and I can't wait to read your success posts this year!

Let's do this!
Grace
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Sherbear Premium
Great article! Like building any successful business, it takes time, dedication and patience. I would like to point out your one line "This fact alone means that search engines won't even take a look at you til your site is at least 3 months old" and note that my first page within the first week of joining was indexed in google. :) So it is possible.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Sherry, that sentence was referring to "ranking" not "indexing".

Here's a bit of clarification between indexed and ranked. Being indexed by Google is the first step to getting ranked, which is getting on Google's directory of websites (getting on the map, sort of speak).

Getting ranked comes much later, based on a variety ranking factors (SEO techniques taught in the training of course), and this means where you show up on search results when someone uses the keyword your post targets.

Whether you show up on Page 1 vastly differs than if your post shows up on Page 2 even. Your ranking will get better with time and all your cumulative posts also come into play when you are getting ranked by Google.

I hope this helps,
Grace
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Sherbear Premium
Thank you for the clarification! :)
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nurselizstar Premium
Is it illegal to copy and paste this into my site? Can I use this knowledge and accurate explanation to answer questions? Could I just link this in and give credence to you as the author?
I ask these questions because your blog explains the WA program in it's entirety and no nonsense approach. What CAN I do with this post rather than holding on to it for my reading pleasure?
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RDulloo Premium
Hey Liz. If you copy and paste, it will be deemed as duplicate content. The best way to make use of Grace's wonderful post as well as to give her the credit as the author, is to link to it using the affiliate link right above the post.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Liz,

Reyhana is correct, you can share my post using YOUR affiliate link (located to the right, under the title) to anyone you wish.

You can also screenshoot a portion of this and then link it with your affiliate link so people are encouraged to come here to read the rest.

I do this all the time on my site to encourage people to finish reading stories on WA.

I hope this helps and glad I can help you explain to others what WA is about.

Wish you much success!
Grace
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littlemama Premium
Thank you girl! ;)
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nurselizstar Premium
You're a rock star Grace and everyone wants a piece of you. I joined your Facebook group, and this rendition of WA is mine to conquer the world! Bwahahah <evil laugh>
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littlemama Premium
LOL You're awesome Liz!! How fun, thanks for being you! :)

Appreciate all your kind words, can't wait to see you dominate the world! ;)
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Grace, you rock! Tell it like it is! This place is so valuable and life changing but it's not for the weak.

One has to be committed and work hard for it.

Sometimes I have to set an alarm to remind myself to eat when I'm having trouble understanding something and trying to work it out.

You are spot on with this article. My family is mostly supportive but a couple aren't.

I read this article to them and now they have a better understanding of it.

Thanks!
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome Frances! So happy to be able to help you!

That's so great to hear your family has a better understanding of what you're doing. I think it's hard for people who don't know about affiliate marketing or making money online in general don't understand how this all works.

Explaining this is much needed for people to understand why it takes long and how it's going to generate money.

Keep moving forward!! :)
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Yes so tru Grace! Thanks again! Fran
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littlemama Premium
You're very welcome. :)
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Hudson Premium
This is a really great post, for one simple reason. Many people come looking for instant cash - with good reason I am sure - and we need to make sure that WA is not seen that way. Having said that I believe we should offer alternatives as well as the free version of WA to give them a way forward rather than a “No - doesn’t happen here” kind of thing.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Philip, I'm not sure what other alternatives you're speaking of. I really like the simplicity of the plans here, just two memberships, you can try it out with Starter (which gives them a lot already) or you are a Premium and have access to everything.

The two memberships are more than sufficient, you either want to learn or you don't. We don't have any "done for you" things here if that's what would make things easier for people, but seeing what we're trying to build here, it really can't be done for you.

The way you should be building this business is exactly how it should be done per training.

If you want a prebuilt website, it would cost them way more than the Premium membership.

If you have other ideas about something between Starter and Premium, please offer them here and I can make suggestions to Kyle & Carson if the ideas make sense to do.

Would love your input!
Grace
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CheDau Premium
Hello Grace.
I love this post. Very straight and Honest.
Thanks for your dedicatiom to provide useful posts to all members.

God bless you more.

Best regards,
Che
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littlemama Premium
Hi Che, you're very welcome, I'm glad I can help. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Great blog Grace and you tell it how it is and that is always the best way.
Every day I see new members ask - How Long Until I Make Money - or words to that effect and the simple answer is -

How long is a piece of string?

Its all down to an individuals focus, dedication and commitment and above all how much they want to earn an income from the internet.

It wont be an easy ride and there certainly wont be any free lunches.

However saying that there is no reason on the planet why they can't achieve success with the great training and above all the help of the community.

Onwards And Upwards Grace and have an awesome Monday.

Robert
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littlemama Premium
So grateful for your comment here Robert, appreciate this! Thank you! :)

Grace
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Robert-A Premium
You are very welcome and hope your day is going as well as you want it to.
Enjoy.
Robert
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Grace
You are an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously!
Blessings
Louise
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Louise, appreciate your support!
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Twack Premium
Ticks all the boxes for me. This is an incredible opportunity.Expectations need to be realistic. How many jobs could you start,with no experience and be running the company after 12-18 months. Thank you Grace.
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littlemama Premium
Exactly Twack! Glad you agree. :) Thanks for confirming!
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Twack Premium
You are most welcome. Be well
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LesBlythe Premium
Excellent post Grace, and you're spot on about understanding what I like to refer to as "delayed gratification". Not my term but a good one nonetheless :)

With that said, I've worked out the logistics of paying for your membership at WA using WA site comments, and I wrote an eBook explaining the process and the numbers.

I'll happily let anyone who wants a copy have one, but I'm unsure of the best way to go about this as I don't want to be seen to be promoting my work. (I just read through the WA rules).

That said, there are only 2 links in my eBook and they both point back to WA. There's no cost involved.

Perhaps someone could advise me because I'd like to help.
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Barney44 Premium
Would be very interested in your ebook

Barry/Barney44
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LesBlythe Premium
Please PM me, thanks.
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littlemama Premium
It's best you just create a new training on WA so you can send that kind of link to anyone.

I would have included in this post for example if it was a WA training. In fact, that's exactly what I'll do if you can make a training here about "how to earn your way to Premium on WA" that would be an excellent source to new members here and I will add this to the post above.

You will be credited for this training and earn more credits as I continue to push people to this post.

Please let me know if you'll create a training here and follow up with me when it's done in PM. :)

Thanks very much Les!
Grace
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LesBlythe Premium
Thanks Grace, I'll look at doing some training and get back to you.

- Les
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littlemama Premium
That's would be awesome, Les, thanks. :)
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ElizabethCu1 Premium
Thanks...yes I agree it is a question that needs to be answered EARLY when you join WA so you know what you are signing up to. I recently did a blog on my rating WA after completing my WA course and i think this would be my chief reason for awrding an 8 to Wealthy Affiliateevn though the content and training and community is so wonderful.

NO INFORMED GAUGE ON TIME.

But I think your blog hits the nail on the head when it comes to managing expectations. If I sign up to something and the average expectatin is 10 months of constant blogging to make around say $2000 a month (not an actual amount...just pulled from the air!) ...then I make an informed decision and stay longer to see it through...or don't join.

I do understand that each person is different and some are faster, some slower in earning but having NO GAUGE AT ALL makes Wealthy Affiliate seem scammy...which it isn't!

Often people join expecting to earn something in a month or less, it should be clear that it isn't the norm and thus this post is spot on!
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littlemama Premium
This is exactly why I wrote this post, I'll be sending this to all my new referrals. :)
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SteveMand Premium
Grace you are spot on as ever! I think I will refer every newbie to this post which hits the nail on the head perfectly!

The thing that I think sets WA out for its competitors is the fact long term members here tell you it ISN'T a get rich quick scheme. There are no false promises here.

Great post.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Steve! Glad to hear you agree with me. Awesome!
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nudge1969 Premium
It’s taken me a long time to realise this myself Grace. I’m 6 months in and hope to be making decent money at the end of the year. Would like to think that posting every 2 days will get me to Vegas, but it may be the following year. Currently at 84 posts. Time to knuckle down 👍
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littlemama Premium
Hi Nigel, 2 posts a week is not going to get you to Vegas I'm afraid. Have you done Affiliate Bootcamp? If so, have you done my Vegas training? You will see how much I was writing to get the results I got.

It's a very competitive niche, so you'll need to post more than that to get any traction in the search engines.
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nudge1969 Premium
Posting every 2 days Grace, not 2 posts a week. 3.5 posts per week. I should have well over 200 posts by October. Yes I’ve done Bootcamp and your training. I know you suggest 400 posts, which is why I may have to wait until the following year for Vegas.
Using all my spare time to write, including on the train to and from work. I’ll just have to see how it goes.
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littlemama Premium
That's awesome Nigel! You're on the right right track then. Have you seen the change in traffic since you've been consistent with writing and doing product reviews then?
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nudge1969 Premium
Not yet Grace. Would like to think it’s coming soon, maybe once I’m over 100 posts.
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littlemama Premium
Okay, yeah, keep it going, you have a ways to go still. :)
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phil1944 Premium
Hey, Grace, when I first saw this, I thought it was a question from a newbie, and I was going to answer "Probably not. It's a business you're creating and like any business, it takes time."

But then I see you've covered all the issues so much better than I could anyway.

Love your stuff, Grace. See you in Vegas later this year, even though it's a long haul from Oz!
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littlemama Premium
Aww, thanks Phil! You're very kind with your words. :)

Thank you and yes see you in Vegas!!
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Vasiliy Premium
Very nicely explained Grace. I have come across this several times
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Vasiliy! :) Great to hear.
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