What is the Best Internet Marketing Training to Promote as an Affiliate Marketer?

Suzanne Smith-ByrneAffiliate Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Reviews, Wealthy Affiliate20 Comments

…Wealthy Affiliate of course

Name:  Wealthy Affiliate

Website url:
www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Price:
Starter – Free
Premium – 7 day free trial
First month $19 then
$49 monthly

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There are so many Internet marketing training programs out there. When making a decision to join one as an affiliate, how can you tell if it’s reputable? What is the Best Internet Marketing Training to Promote as an Affiliate Marketer? Hopefully this article will make things a little clearer for you.

If I’m honest when I first checked out Wealthy Affiliate, I thought it was just another kind of scam website, that did offer training but that they trained you solely to promote their platform, how wrong I was!

I spent some time exploring WA utilizing my 7-day free membership and very quickly experienced the power of this internet marketing community. I could see quality training material, knowledgeable blogs from members; both from new marketers, along with highly experienced successful marketers and a lively chat area.

I won’t go over the same stuff here but you welcome to read some of my story or journey here: How I started Working from Home.

Wealthy Affiliate is primarily a training platform that includes a very active social community. Quite simply, people stay around the platform for years and it’s not just a select few promoting a dead-end program. There are many, many, experienced marketers who stay around because it’s the best.

Back to me briefly; I didn’t wait until my 7-day trial period was coming to an end, I upgraded to a premium membership after a couple of days. I have not looked back and have been a happy premium member for over a year now with no plans to leave.

So…


There are 2 routes you can take over at Wealthy Affiliate; the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course and the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp. In another article, I will explore the certification course in more detail but a quick explanation is that the first option teaches how to choose your own subject to build a business based upon.

Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp is step-by-step training on how to build a business primarily promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

The advice from experienced members is to choose one course at a time, but by all means you can do both and many members do exactly that at some point.

Online Entrepreneur Certification Course
OR
Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp?


Online Entrepreneur Certification Course or Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp?

Neither course is superior to the other, it is a completely personal choice whichever route you take. The WA training and community support helps with making the decision. So, in response to my earlier concern that WA trains people up just to promote the platform, this myth was quickly dispelled once I’d had my introduction to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

As this article is about promoting WA we’ll be focusing on exactly that, along with the bootcamp training because it’s designed specifically to walk you through the process of building a business that would be appropriate for promoting WA.


How much can you earn promoting Wealthy Affiliate?


How much money can you earn promoting Wealthy Affiliate is a question many, if not all, new WA members will ask at some point. To be honest, this is like asking how long is piece of string. If you search for success stories on the platform you will find lots. Some earn a side income, while some are full-time, successful, marketers.

The commission structure goes as follows:

For Premium members…
$8 for the first month which sells at $19 special offer, you earn $23.50 per month thereafter
or $175 for yearly commissions.

And for Starter Members…(yes, you can promote WA using a free, starter membership)
Starter Members earn $4 for special offer referrals, then $11.75 monthly and $87.50 yearly commissions.


Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference


Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference

Achieve 300 Premium Referrals in a year and you’ll earn an invitation to an all-paid-for private conference held in Las Vegas. This is an amazing incentive that is entirely possible to accomplish. Again, search for success stories on the WA platform or Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference and you’ll see that this is the real deal.

I’ve not made it to Vegas yet but it is one of my goals for the future. It’s a pretty cool incentive wouldn’t you say? 🙂

Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference

Lets jump in and take a look at the bootcamp training. With 7 Phases in total, it’s a pretty intensive course that leaves nothing out.

If you’re an experienced marketer, look for the gold in the training because you’ll find some nuggets. You’ll also be coached using the most up-to-date, Google friendly and current SEO trends.

What worked once may not work anymore and also you may have picked up some bad habits along the way that could harm your chances of success; so going through the bootcamp training, I think is essential.

Take a look at all you’ll be covering…

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Starting Your Foundation PHASE 1


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 1

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the WA Affiliate Program Opportunity
  • How to Set and Reach Extraordinary Affiliate Goals
  • Learn How You Can Meet Us in Vegas next year!
  • How to Share Content Within Wealthy Affiliate and Earn
  • Finding and Creating a Successful “Authority” Style Domain
  • Creating a Massively Successful WA Affiliate Campaign

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Content, Keywords and Conversions PHASE 2


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 2

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • How to Make Your Content a Wonderful Reader Experience
  • The 6 Rules to Creating Quality Content
  • Mastering Conversions Through Your Content Flow
  • How to Avoid the Biggest Visual Mistakes on Your Website
  • Properly Using Affiliate Links so Everyone Benefits
  • Maximizing Your Profits By Leveraging Products That You Are NOT Promoting

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Giving Your Site Social Value PHASE 3


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 3

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • How to Add Social Plugins to Your Website
  • The True Benefits of Going “Social”
  • What Social Networks You Need to Use and Which Ones to Avoid
  • How to Write Content That is Socially Engaging
  • Effective Sharing Techniques
  • Creating a Website That is Socially Friendly With Google
  • The Financial Benefit to Contributing to WA

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through…


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 4

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • How to Design High Converting Web Pages
  • Making Your Content a Brilliant Visitor Experience
  • Adding Charts & Graphs to Your Pages
  • Using Screen Captures to Emphasize Your Expertise
  • Leveraging Pinterest for Visual Traffic
  • How to Pin It

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Referrals…


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 4

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • How to Write With Intent
  • Amplifying Your Conversions Through Subtle Content Additions
  • A Community Commenting Project
  • The Best Way to Share to Encourage Engagement
  • How to Get Your Comments to Convert
  • Blasting Traffic Using Video
  • Harnessing the Power of Youtube

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – Bing, Yahoo, & The Power of PPC Phase 6


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 6

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • An Introduction to PPC on Bing Ads
  • How to Submit Your Website to Bing
  • Letting Bing Know How to Find Your Pages
  • Creating a BingAds Account
  • How to Create a Quality, High CTR Ad Group
  • Tracking Free & Premium Referrals Through PPC
  • Refining Your Campaigns for Maximal Conversion Rates
  • Using Hidden Pages
  • To Direct Link or Not to Direct Link
  • How to Properly Leverage the Content Network
  • Spying on Your Competition For Your Own Benefit

WA Affiliate Bootcamp – How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns PHASE 7


WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 7

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Properly Creating and Setting up a Google Adwords Account
  • Understanding How to Create Relevant PPC Specific Pages
  • How to Set-up Google Conversion Tracking
  • Setting Up High Quality Score Ad Groups
  • Creating High CTR (Click Through Ratio) Ads
  • Managing PPC Prices for Maximum Benefits
  • Maximizing Review Pages With PPC
  • How to Get Google Adwords Support When You Need It
  • Using Comparison Tables to Maximize Conversions
  • The Relevance Checkbox Strategy
  • To Direct Link or Not to Direct Link
  • Maximizing Your Profits By Understanding the PPC Math
  • Creating Long Term PPC Success

If you stick to the training and complete all the lessons, you will have a successful online business that primarily promotes Wealthy Affiliate.

But that’s not all…

** Affiliate Bootcamp 2.0.**


The Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp is undergoing some major updates.

Read what Kyle, one of the WA founders had to say about this in a blog.

Affiliate Bootcamp 2.0

** Launch Dates **


These are the slated release dates that have been announced for the new phases of Affiliate Bootcamp 2.0.

  • May 1st , Phase 1 & 2
  • May 15th, Phase 3 & 4
  • June 15th, Phase 5 & 6
  • June 30th, Phase 7
  • July 30th, Phase 8 (Brand New Phase)

Yes there is a brand new, additional, phase, coming to the Bootcamp. This is going to continue to extend and there are an additional 2-3 phases slated in 2017.


The Verdict – Do I recommend promoting Wealthy Affiliate?


So do I recommend it? The answer would have to be a Yes!

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About the Author

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Want to learn how to build a business online? If so get in touch, I can help. I began working online in 2011 because I wanted the freedom to work when I wanted and to get away from being an employee. I've learned lots in that time and now work full-time from home online. With this website I aim to help others who also want to work from home and learn about the online world. Leave a comment in the box below or use the contact page on this website. You can also connect with me over at Wealthy Affiliate. Here is my profile link, Suzanne-SB's Profile at WA.

20 Comments on “What is the Best Internet Marketing Training to Promote as an Affiliate Marketer?”

  1. Hey Suzanne, thanks for the article.

    I have a friend who feels “stuck” in his job and life and also overweight, money problems, too much drinking, negative thoughts, etc.

    But I can tell he wants to be free and get away from all that. I think he has potential, I just don’t know how to help him.

    What would you suggest? Do you think Wealthy Affiliate is something that might get him on the right track? How demanding is their training for someone who’s already overwhelmed with work, kids, etc.

    I want to help him but I don’t know how to get through to him so that he would actually make the change and commit to it.

    Let me know if you have any suggestions.

    1. Hi Markus,

      Thanks for your comment. Regarding your friend, it is difficult to predict how he’d find WA bearing in mind his issues. My feeling is that his money would be better spent on some counseling or therapy, or maybe some life-coaching first.

      I don’t mean to sound harsh but I know from personal experience, if life problems are too great, then you have no time or energy for anything else, especially something new.

      I am aware that some might say a change is as good as a rest and this is true, but sometimes a person needs that extra bit of help, to get themselves on the right track.

      With some management of ones issues, then yes WA is a great learning platform and a very supportive community.

      I would not like to set your friend up to fail, which is why I’m suggestion therapy first. I hope you don’t mind and that my suggestions help.

      regards
      Suzanne

  2. Wow, i have never heard of wealthy affiliate. I’m floored with the amazing benefits this program has to offer. I will be sure to give it a shot since its free to join and to me that little risk with a high reward. I will follow up and let you know how my experience goes.

    1. That’s great news James!
      I will look forward to hearing about your experience at Wealthy Affiliate. If you need any help over there please do ask for help, the community is fantastic.

      regards
      Suzanne

  3. Hello,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this review on Wealthy Affiliate. I like the way you have taken your time to explain every step needed to do online business as stipulated in WA curriculum. Your approach is very captivating and excellent in winning referals. You have presented three major reasons that keeps WA on top of the game: earning income, fulfilling one’s passion and Las Vegas. Very important motivational points indeed.

    If I was to start an online business today, I’d look for a platform with a difference and WA is the most outstanding!

    Congratulations for the excellent job.

    Paul.

    1. Thanks Paul for the comment; earning an income, fulfilling one’s passion and a fully paid for affiliate conference in Las Vegas are certainly some excellent pluses for Wealthy Affiliate.

      Maybe I’ll meet at one of the WA Vegas trips one day 🙂

      regards
      Suzanne

  4. Hey awesome review! I have the free account with WA but a lot of the things I have seen looked really outdated and I was getting worried and I had not seen that update info. Thank you very much! I am so excited and will probably get the full membership!

    1. That’s great news Adriana!

      You will so love the premium membership, that’s when the training really becomes exciting 🙂

  5. The Best Internet Marketing Training to Promote as an Affiliate Marketer for my situation is Wealthy Affiliate too. I was a complete newbie to making money online, initially requiring very basic training, now leading onto to more advanced as my website’s building out.

    I have found the training first class without the technical jargon most throw into the mix and the way WA involve the community to all help and support each other is truly unique, this to me is what sets them apart from the rest.
    Personally I have completed Phase 3. Giving Your Site Social Value, currently working to provide more quality content to embed and firm up my websites establishment however really enjoying the role.

    Help, support and up to date training for every member is WA’s objective and they deliver with bucket loads.
    Have you completed all the training step now Suzanne? Your review is very thorough, great job,
    Simon.

    1. Hi Simon,

      You are showing real dedication and commitment to your goals by completing Phase 3 of the training, well done.

      Yes I have completed all the training, but I’m going to go thorough it all again now that the bootcamp training is being updated and new phases are being introduced.

      See you over there
      Suzanne

  6. Hello, I really enjoyed your post about wealthy affiliate. I have been a member of wealthy affiliate for a couple of months and love every bit of it. The community is so amazing and more than willing to be there when you need help. It is truly unlike any other affiliate program out there.

  7. Hi Suzanne!

    Nice and very detailed review of Wealthy Affiliate!

    You really outlined all the resources that this community has to offer, which is a lot to say, since there’s a ton of them.

    I was a little overwhelmed with all the info when I first joined, but the support and help from the members is so awesome, that you get the hang of it pretty fast, even if it’s the first time you dive into online marketing.

    If I wasn’t already a proud member, I’d join right away!

    Cheers!

  8. A great article on Wealthy Affiliate, Suzanne. Very thorough. If people have a problem with Wealthy Affiliate, it is usually because there is too much information available and overwhelm kicks in. While I agree that WA offers great value, it would be good to at some stage to compare it to some alternative training programs to see the real benefits. But when laid out as you have done, it looks a really impressive program. Thanks for a good post. Best wishes, Chris

    1. Hi Chris,

      For anyone overwhelmed with Wealthy Affiliate the best place to start is by pressing the green ‘Getting Started’ button, that’ll map out everything you need to do in a follow along, step-by-step, fashion.

      In response to your other question; I’ve compared some programs with WA but yes I need to do some more. Check this one out: Wealthy Affiliate vs Affilorama Review

      Thanks for the comment and have a great day 🙂
      regards
      Suzanne

  9. The fact that you can promote Wealthy Affiliate without being a Premium member is quite something.

    I agree, WA is great to promote because the program sells itself, the community takes care of and welcomes your referrals and the training courses gently show the benefits of becoming a premium member, meaning you don’t need the hard-sell.

    And my favourite thing about this affiliate program is that the commissions are recurring, meaning you can get paid for your efforts not just once, but again and again.

    1. Hi Simon,

      you said it so well 🙂 I seriously wouldn’t be anywhere else than at the centre of the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

      I would like to call myself an ethical marketer and have no problem whatsoever, in fact I’m proud to be a Wealthy Affiliate affiliate 🙂

      Thanks for the comment.
      regards
      Suzanne

  10. Hi Suzanne,

    Great post! It’s very thorough and answered every question I had when I first was thinking about joining wealthy affiliate. Like you when I initially heard about WA I was very skeptical because I thought it was like all of the other programs I had ran into up until that point. Promising you the world and and just not living up to the hype. But since it was free to join and I had access to some useful tools I figured I would give it a shot and boy am I glad I did. It’s been the best experience and I have learned so much. Thanks for sharing.

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