Have you been considering starting an online business, but didn’t know where to start? Affiliate marketing is a great place to start. Web hosting fees are lower than ever, and there is now a large community of people that have been successful at affiliate marketing. I know this sounds like a cliché and that the devil is in the details. Fear not, Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate hybrid of a social media network and an online educational platform. Honestly, WA is quite genius, the site provides up to date training, hosting, keyword analysis, along with a community for support. Support is one of the significant elements that many hatchling entrepreneurs lack.

When you sign up for free, you will have access to the first section of their content so that you can test it out before committing any money. Full access comes with the premium account; which costs $20 for the first month and $49 every month after. Having taken tons of Udemy courses and the Deadbeat Super Affiliate Program, I can say that WA is the best starting point available. I regret not starting out with WA; I discovered it three months into my journey. I would have saved a ton of time and headaches if I had just started here. Unlike other material that I have consumed WA’s content is entirely safe. When I say safe, I mean that it does not contain any black hat SEO techniques that can you banned by Google.

The training is very detailed, and you can put the videos at 2x speed. Everything from finding your niche, to SEO, and emails is covered. The two most import topics when it comes to SEO are links and keywords. WA provides members with Jaaxy a keyword tool; premium members get it for free. When it comes to keywords I would not rely on one tool. I would also recommend using Uber Suggest which is free. So far, I have not ran into any content that is relevant to links.

The social media aspect and the online community is awesome. You can easily reach out to mentors, partners, and people that you recruit. When you recruit someone, WA does give you a small commission if they sign up for premium. Now don’t get people to sign up without being willing to help them out it defeats the point of the program. WA lets you have your own blog directly on their site. You can fill said blog with tips and hacks that you have found to show people that you can walk the walk. You also don’t have to worry about running out of topics there is SEO, growth hacking, social media, video, Word Press, plugins, and much more.

On top of that with your premium account, you get web hosting; that’s right for me this is what sealed the deal. Yes, web hosting is very cheap and easy to set up nowadays but having an extra reliable site on AWS never hurts. If you want to go with your own hosting like me, you can use these sites to test out other niches. As long as your account is active that server space will always be there. WA even lets you make email accounts for sites hosted on WA. Premium members can have up to 25 domains to work and experiment with.

The last topic that I want to cover is the affiliate program. If you have never been an affiliate before you can try pitching WA. For being a digital product, the return is not that high, but if it fits your niche, you can pitch it. So far, I have been using WA for about a month, and I am very pleased. To recap here is what this site offers, website hosting, an online community, training, keyword tool, email hosting, and an affiliate program.