Top 3 Ways WA Members Are Wasting Money
I've been around a while, and there are a few common threads I see pop up either within questions or via private messages. I wanted to make a quick list of some obvious things you can avoid to save yourself some time and money while going through your training at Wealthy Affiliate and building your business.
Here are 3 things that I see WA members wasting time and money on.
1. Supercharged Plugins
- Plugins that create content for you (aka content curation)
- Plugins that take pictures/video from other websites automatically
- Plugins that automatically create websites for you
- Plugins that claim to boost your rank or SEO
- Plugins that build Amazon stores for you
It's a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but automatic stuff just doesn't work in my opinion. There are cool plugins out there. But if you are going to buy one, think, "Is it going to enhance my work or do it for me? "Done for you" is a myth perpetuated by internet gurus and every DFY solution I've ever tried has come back to bite me in the butt.
2. Fast Traffic Secrets
Unless you are paying for traffic via PPC or other paid advertisements, traffic is going to come slowly. Painfully slow.
Any kind of "system" that promises 100% free, unlimited, targeted, hungry, and ready to buy traffic is a scam just waiting to happen.
Think about WHO is coming to your website and what their mindset is. If you are driving 10,000 people to your site from a traffic exchange where folks are PAID to click on your website, is that going to help you make a sale? Nope.
Any time a product says they found a "loophole" and discovered a "secret" that no one knows, they're talking trash, and you can stop reading their page. I've bought 200+ products over the past 2 years building out my bootcamp website, and nothing has ever surprised me, no matter if I paid $5 or $97.
3. Buying Other Products
I'm not saying that the courses in WA are the only way to make money online. A lot is covered, for sure, but there are plenty more ways to make money.
HOWEVER, you are currently paying a monthly or yearly fee to be a member here. Following the training, it's possible for anyone to make a full time income from their website(s). Many people have done it.
It's just my opinion, but if you haven't started making money from the methods taught here yet, what's the point of starting another project? Master one thing before you start the next.
BONUS: Pre-Made Websites
Thanks to Kelly below for tuning me into this, and reminding me that I've done this before. Sometimes buying a pre-build website can be useful, but know what you are buying first! Lots of people have the idea that a pre-made site means they have "business in a box", but actually most of your work is going to be creating the content, not making site site.
A lot of what you get with website building places is just a fancy looking theme. If that's what you want, spend $50 on a theme instead of $300-$2000 on a website.
Plus, once you build a couple sites yourself, you will have a better idea of which companies are actually giving you value for your money.
Wealthy Affiliate truly does have everything you need to start an online business. It's not the only way, but it's a way that works, and you have a community here that can help you make this method work for you.
Since you're a member, save your money 'cuz you don't need all this extra stuff.
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