To be a successful online entrepreneur you need to embrace the concept of continuous learning. The internet and the digital marketplace is an ever evolving playing field and if you are not committed to ongoing education whether that’s through formal training or informal research, your knowledge and skills will quickly become outdated, or worse, obsolete.
Whilst there’s a myriad of free online marketing training courses, you may find it difficult to learn everything you need in one place. Some training focuses on a very specific area, whereas other training can be overly broad in subject matter. You need a good balance of both; to gain a solid overview of a particular topic, but also have the ability to get down into the nitty gritty detail when you need it.
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About Wealthy Affiliate University
In my opinion the Wealthy Affiliate Certification Training and Bootcamp is the gold standard of an online learning tool.
The Certification Training has five levels:
- Getting started
- Building your own traffic producing website
- Making money
- Mastering social engagement
- Achieving maximum success through content creation
Additionally, the Bootcamp training focuses on the Wealthy Affiliates own products, but the training can be applied to any type of online or affiliate marketing.
Bootcamp Training has seven levels:
- Getting your business rolling
- Content, keywords and conversions
- Giving your site social value
- Get visual. Get aesthetic. Get a brand through media
- Knowing your audience and catapulting your referrals
- Bing, Yahoo and the power of PPC
- How to scale successful PPC campaigns
Both training courses go into excellent detail, but the beauty of this platform is the active contribution from Wealthy Affiliate members to a dynamic knowledge base. This ensures that the training is continually being added to and enhanced by all members.
Chances are, if a topic is not covered in the certification or Bootcamp training, a quick search of the Wealthy Affiliate knowledge base will find a member created training covering whatever topic you are looking for.
Training can take the form of written and video tutorials, step by step instructions, discussions and, live chat which is particularly useful if you need a quick answer on the go.
View a sample lesson here – Making Friends With Google
Read my recent review for further information about Wealthy Affiliate here.
The table below outlines the membership options, along with features and benefits of both.
Is there an Affiliate program?
Wealthy Affiliate has one of the most lucrative affiliate programs available anywhere online, where you can earn ongoing revenue paid monthly, by referring others to the community.
Unlike similar referral programs, you can still earn commissions on referrals regardless of whether you are a Starter (free plan) or Premium member. Commission is payable when the person you have referred upgrades to Premium membership.
Starter member commissions:
$4 for the first month special offer, then $11.75 per month or $87.50 recurring for premium members who upgrade to yearly
Premium member commissions:
$8 for the first month special offer, then $23.50 per month or $175 recurring for premium members who upgrade to yearly
Some earnings scenarios are included below:
As mentioned, Wealthy Affiliate provide a step-by-step Bootcamp video based training course, giving you the fundamentals to build an incredibly successful business through referring others to them. Having completed both the certification and Bootcamp training modules, I can assure you that the training is of an extremely high caliber, easy to follow and sets you up for success.