How to Cover the Cost of Premium if You Can't Afford it

Last Update: October 05, 2018

Wealthy Affiliate is great as you all know, but one of the issues is that the cost of Premium often prohibits perfectly capable people from continuing their training here.

For many, $49/month (or ~ $30/month if you go yearly) is simply not doable.

But if these same people had access to Premium, it could be life-changing if they put in the work (I speak from experience, having gone from $0-$2,500/month in my two years here).

Well, guess what...since the release of SiteComments 2.0, anyone now has the ability to cover the cost of Premium.

Now ANYONE can cover the cost of Premium - right from within WA!

Let me explain.

If you read the announcement (here it is again), Carson states:

"For those that can maintain specific criteria in the SiteComments platform, you can not only earn WA Community credits to put towards requesting SiteComments or SiteFeedback, you can now earn WA Cash credits that have a value of $0.50 each. Maintaining certified commenter status will pay you for comments that you are offering in the form of WA Cash credits that can be exchanged for USD through your credit dashboard!

The criteria to become a certified commenter is based on a 30-day history.

  • Minimum of 50 comments offered
  • Minimum of 80% approval rate
  • Maximum of 20% skip (not interested) rate

Certified commenters offer high quality comments on a wide variety of topics on all kinds of websites. Earn $100's a month by offering comments to others, it's a pretty great way to provide our BEST commenters some incentive to continue being awesome! We all appreciate your help with sparking engagement and discussion on our websites :)"

This means that as long as you hit the criteria, you'll earn $0.50 for every single comment you offer!

This is a huge deal!

Carson even says so himself that you can earn $100's a month from this!

Which means everyone here should be able to cover their Premium membership with relative ease, and without a burden on their budget.

If you are a Starter member, you'll still have to fork over $19 for the first month of Premium - but once you've done that, you can then start using SiteComments to pay back that initial $19, and your subsequent Premium payments!

If you are new to SiteComments, you'll need to know how to do it the right way. There are many posts and tutorials on it, but here's a good one to start with:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-use-sitecomm...

Note that it's from 2015, and at that time you couldn't get paid for leaving comments. It's still good information on how to do it right though.

So that's that!

I hope you see the potential here. There's really no excuse anymore not to go Premium, especially since you can pay it all back and actually make money on top of that!

I haven't done the calculations, but I'm sure you could even make a nice side-income just by offering comments here.

What are your thoughts? If you aren't Premium yet, will you utilize this opportunity to pay for your membership?

Let me know in the comments below!

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alpodo Premium
I am utterly taken aback by this piece of info. Sure I am interested in earning my Premium membership that way. Kyle and Carson really want people to succeed. I´m not quite sure how to go about it. But I am going to check the whole thing out.
Thanks Waian for this blog, it was timely and providential as I am having a difficult situation with my dear wife regarding the monthly cost.
Albert G. :-))
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waian Premium
Great to hear - let me know how it goes!
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RudyTheNinja Premium
I'm very new here and as a current student with very little to spend this is just an excellent piece of info!
I'm going to get through the 1st steps of training, then give this a shot, since a lot of things are locked behind premium my only question is should I just get it now :thinking:
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waian Premium
Sounds good! Premium is the way to go, as long as you are able.
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davehayes Premium
What an excellent post for sure with some great information in it and well worth bearing in mind.

Another way to look at covering the cost of WA membership is, by looking at existing webhosting with local companies and offering what WA offers here, as that then covers the cost and more, with just a couple of referrals.

The local business market, as is shown in the trainings here, is a good contender for what we have to offer, without question.

Thanks for sharing
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waian Premium
Definitely agree. That can be a very profitable business in and of itself.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Ian
Great post - thank you! Saved and like and will be sure to share it with newbies as well!
Wishing you all of the very best!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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waian Premium
Thanks, glad you liked it!
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apache1 Premium
Another great way to earn within WA. Add more training, provide comments, get referrals and so much can be earned here. I guess you could say without leaving the office.
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waian Premium
Yup!
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wow Ian!

This is an absolutely great post my Friend!

Thank You for posting, sharing & caring!

Tony
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waian Premium
Glad you like it, Tony!
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JWhite5 Premium
Great post Waian!
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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Jibola Premium
Thumb up for this
Really great
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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KayOSmith Premium
Yes, yes, I think I will :)
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waian Premium
Awesome. :)
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michelemarie Premium
Great,
I shall certainly check this out, thanks for the info.
Michele
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waian Premium
Sounds good!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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waian Premium
You're welcome!
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Loes Premium
Yes, this is indeed a great earning opportunity for everyone who can't afford the $49 - and you can save up for the annual account too
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waian Premium
Yes! It's a great way for people to make a little side income while their sites are still young. :)
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Vickic3 Premium
Great post and I love the new upgrade too :)
Awesome share Ian thank you
Vicki
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waian Premium
No problem, thanks for the comment!
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