For this training I have permission to use the free membership account of my daughter Louise.

What does a free member see?

You see that a free member always has a top bar with an invitation to upgrade to premium

Can a free member read blogs and follow?

Yes a free member can read all the blogs and can follow other people.

Can a free member like blogs, training and comments?

Yes, a free member can click the like button on a blog, training and comment.

Can a free member reply on blogs?

No, a free member can not place comments.

Can a free member write blogs?

No, a free member can't write a blog, that is only available during the first 7 day trial period.



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celiacman Premium
Hello,
I have a question some members has brought up to me from time to time, can a premium member go back to being a free member without losing all the work they have done on their website?
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Loes Premium
No, you can not downgrade, you have to move your site to another host within 30 days. Leo and Marion have posts about it
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Bald Eagle Premium
Apparently not.
I think the reasoning behind this is fair.
You learn everything here, start making a success of things and then go back to free.
What about your hosting?
Do you expect WA to carry that for free forever?
We get so much here for so little.
Surely you can make enough to cover your monthly subscription?
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celiacman Premium
Thank You
I will know the answer next time any member asks me the questions, I thought you could not but I wanted to be sure
Jeff
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Loes Premium
Free members get hosting for life for 2 websites with a siterubix subdomain
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Bald Eagle Premium
I am aware of that but from what I have read on here that is free membership from the get go not free membership to premium and then back to free.
As far as I know it ends after doing that.
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Loes Premium
That's right, you can not use all the training and then leave. You have to move your site to another host
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Bald Eagle Premium
I think that was the question
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celiacman Premium
I am asking this question for other members have asked me concerned if they don't start earning enough to pay for their memberships they might not be able to afford to stay premium

Jeff
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If I remain a free member, will my website stay active as long as I stay active on here, or can it be pulled at any time? Is there any advance notice if they decide to remove a website?
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Loes Premium
Yes your website will stay active.
No there is no notice, as far as I know, when you log in at least once a month to WA and your website, it will stay active, they will not remove the site, it will be dormant when you stay away too long.
That's quite obvious, there are members who start a website and then abandon it. And never come back.
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Thank you
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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christinebso Premium
Thank you Loes! Very useful training :)

Christine
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, glad you liked it Christine
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IoannisPap Premium
Hello! First of all i want to say that this is excellent information Loes but i have some questions

I am a premium member and i don't have the money to pay for this month ... what i can do to stop my premium and continue as a free member until i have the money to pay for premium

Also, premium is autopay? Because i want to control my payments instead of autopaying.(I'm saying this because sometimes i do some payments online and i don't want to add money on my card and "lose" them from autopay transactions)

Please i really need an answer. All the best,

Ioannis
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Labman Premium
You have 30 days to move your sites to different hosting. Your sites will be maintained in the WA system until then.

If you renew before the 30 days is up, your sites will be there and waiting for you.
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Loes Premium
Here is a blog from Leo about this issue
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StunningBell Premium
This is excellent information Loes. But I still need a few clarifications:

1. Does WA provide Website Security Package for her free members? Your blog mentions it does but the WA comparative table says otherwise. It says Website Security Package is not available to Free Members.

2. Does WA offer Personal Affiliate Blogs to her free members? Your blog says it doesn't but the WA comparative table says otherwise.

3. How many themes are available to WA free members? This was not mentioned in your blog.

4. What is the Website Storage Space available for Free members?

Thanks you so much again for this great blog. Hoping to read from you soon.
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Loes Premium
1. Site security is different from the security package. The package you see on the monotoring/green icons, that's not available. Site security you find in the details on the website manager. SiteProtect (Spam Blocker)

2.No, only the first 7 days, after that, it's not available

3. 12

4. I don't know, you need to ask support
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StunningBell Premium
Thank you very much
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DEversley Premium
Excellent info here, Loes.
Thanks for sharing!
David
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Loes Premium
My pleasure David, always handy to know for a WA review
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CoachGom Premium
It's look like your daughter has been here for more than 7 days as she can no longer access the Live Chat.

In the comparison table between Starter and Premium, under Starter, "Live Help - 7 Days."

Is Live Help also our Live Chat?
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Loes Premium
Yes, my daughter is a free member for over a year, and yes, live help is the live chat
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CowboyJames Premium
Great training Loes. I don't often think about what Free members get. They do get a lot, but not some of the items I would consider
vital. Which is how it should be.
Thank you.
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Loes Premium
Yes, the free membership includes enough
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N33 Premium
Thank you Loes,

Unfortunately I had to go through this training for real and it was a great discomfort, because I was worried people wouldn't understand why I only clicked the like button without writing anything, in a way appearing as quite unpolite.

So this is very useful for all those who could go jointless premium to understand the starters better.

Thank you

Anne
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Loes Premium
I didn't know my referrals couldn't answer me too, I just found out myself that it's not possible for them to reply on their profile
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, L.
M
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Michelle:)
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drjec Premium
Thanks Loes. This is a great training to share with prospects.
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Loes Premium
Thank you, my pleasure sharing Jim
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JamesJB Premium
That is a very informative post, Loes...it will certainly come in handy for many people.
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Loes Premium
I hope a lot will benefit from it, and understand that communication with free members here is not an option
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JamesJB Premium
I understand, and I'm pretty sure many will benefit...thanks to you.
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CoachGom Premium
Very helpful information. It's good to be placed on the shoes of our free members. We can now understand them more. Thanks!
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Loes Premium
At least, I now understood that a conversation on their profile has no use, they can not answer
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phakacha8 Premium
Helpful information.
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Loes Premium
Thank you, my pleasure sharing this info:)
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TaniaHersel Premium
This is very helpful, thank you for a taking the time to set this out, it helps clarify things.
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Loes Premium
It had my interest too, Tania:) you're welcome:)
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sukumarth Premium
Thanks, Loes! You are providing a real sneak peak of the privileges of a free starter member from your's daughter's free account. Much appreciated, and, much needed too. There were many confusions there and when one is promoting WA, one should be clear of all the advantages and disadvantages of being a free member. What say?
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phakacha8 Premium
Loes is an information big Gun of WA.
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Loes Premium
You motivated me to investigate this, Sukumar
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Loes Premium
Thank you:))
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phakacha8 Premium
Big Loes, always:)
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sukumarth Premium
I motivated you? That's nice!
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sukumarth Premium
Yes. Agreed.
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kevmac88 Premium
Thats great Loes! Thank you. Will use this as a tool for newbies that jump in or ask about it if that is ok with you?

Cheers, Kev :)
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Loes Premium
Yes, that's oké with me, Kev
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kevmac88 Premium
Thanks Loes :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you for your very thorough research and explanations. This training is much needed.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Marion, nice to hear that:)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Nice to see how everything looks from the "free" perspective. Thanks Loes!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Kaju:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Loes for this information. It is very helpful indeed as I need to update by WA review and wasn't certain of what's available with WA free membership..
Also, a big 'Thank You' to your daughter for allowing members to benefit from her current membership
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, I will tell her:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Loes :)
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Carol46 Premium
A great reference, Loes :)
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Carol
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks. Good update.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Grant
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks for the clarification Loes. The restrictions sound pretty reasonable to me for FREE starter membership. What IS available clearly demonstrates the power and value of being a Premium member.

It's not free by the $ numbers, but it certainly is by the VALUE numbers, because of the long list of internet business services the come with a Premium membership.

I have a question. Should I as a Premium members have the complete new side bar functionality that you show above? I do not. I see it in the gray background when I go to my log in page, but once I complete that process the side bar of my profile page looks the same as it always has ... the old side bar.
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Loes Premium
No, the premium sidebar is different, because all that features on the free membership account go to the signup page of WA
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laparra1 Premium
Leuke dochter Loes!

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Loes Premium
Thanks, yes she is very nice:)
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BrigitteB Premium
Many thanks for this Loes.

Having been a premium member for such a long time, I've wondered what the free starter account looked like now & what new members could see & do. So thanks for this great reminder. Seeing your screenshots was very useful to me.

I too am very happy I'm premium :)
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Loes Premium
I was wondering about that too, glad I had the privilege of walking through the free account of my daughter
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Chezbrown Premium
Thanks very much for this great information Loes, always good to know these things are at hand to tell people. Will star them as I always do. xxx
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Loes Premium
Thanks Cheryl:)
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Chezbrown Premium
You are very welcome Loes. xxx
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littlemama Premium
Love it Loes, thanks!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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Claudioj Premium
Many thanks Loes for this training.
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Claudio
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Yes me too, I'm glad I'm premium. Thanks for the training Loes. :)
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Nick
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celiacman Premium
Thank You
It has been a while since I was a free member
this refreshes my memory what being a free member is all about

Jeff
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Loes Premium
I didn't remember too,Jeff
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Triblu Premium
Ah ... Thank YOU Loes, this is PERFECT training to send my new signups to!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Trish
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DarleneB Premium
What an awesome training. Thank you ever so much.
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Darlene
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peterma Premium
Thanks Loes, that's a great layout and explanation. I agree with Judy-B..Glad I'm Premium.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, zo am I Peter
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Judy-B Premium
Thank you, Loes, a good reminder. Glad I'm premium. :)
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Loes Premium
So am I, Judy:)
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BradB18 Premium
More fuel for the fire,
Thank you, Loes and Louise.
My daughter Leanne is 21. Around the same age.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, Louise will be 21 in December
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BradB18 Premium
My daughter turned 21 in June! Six months older. So both were born in 1996.
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Loes Premium
:)yes
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laurenjean Premium
This is such an awesome & much-needed training, Loes!! Thank you!
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Loes Premium
Thank you Lauren:)
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SantaFez Premium
Excellent tutorial and thanks for centralizing all of this information in one place! Its great for reference for future prospects!
Much appreciated...Thanks Loes!...and good luck for your daughter!
Cheers - SF
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Loes Premium
Thank you:) I hope you will benefit from this:)
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