Free Online Marketing Training Courses

Free Online Marketing Training Courses

Successful entrepreneurs embrace the concept of continuous learning

All successful online entrepreneurs should 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education whether that’s through formal training or informal research, your knowledge and skills will quickly become outdated, or worse, obsolete.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:

  1. Getting started
  2. Building your own traffic producing website
  3. Making money
  4. Mastering social engagement
  5. 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:

  1. Getting your business rolling
  2. Content, keywords and conversions
  3. Giving your site social value
  4. Get visual. Get aesthetic. Get a brand through media
  5. Knowing your audience and catapulting your referrals
  6. Bing, Yahoo and the power of PPC
  7. 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.

6 Responses&nbspso far.

  1. Kay says:

    Thankyou! I just completed the first section of training, and it is indeed informative and useful. I love how there are real people to bounce ideas and questions off, gives me real confidence. Am seriously considering subscribing,

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Kay, thanks very much for dropping by and checking out my website and congratulations on your decision to join Wealthy Affiliate. If you found the first level of training of value, then you’re going to love the rest of the online certification training. It’s a fantastic program and it steps you through the process of building your business and your website in a really logical way. All the very best with your online adventure!
      Kind regards, Karen

  2. Steve says:

    Yes please for “Example Scenario 2” above!!

    I started blogging about 6 months ago and I am looking for a way to push my site to the next level. I have learned a lot but, everyday I realize there is so much more to learn. Wealthy Affiliate sounds like it has a lot to offer. So it sounds like there is a 7-day trial period, then after that it’s $49/month? Is there an annual subscription option or do you have to pay monthly? I am very interested in the 1 on 1 coaching and the keywrod tool.

    Thanks for sharing this very timely article, I appreciate it.

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Steve, thanks for your comment. The starter plan for Wealthy Affiliate is completely free, there’s no time limit at all on how long you can remain a starter member. Through the starter membership, you can create 2x websites (yes, completely free), and also access the first level of training at Wealthy Affiliate. If you decide that you are serious about building an online business, the Premium membership is the way to go. This is $49 per month, but if you pay yearly, and use the annual black friday sale – you can get the Premium membership at a fraction of that cost. I upgraded to Premium, then yearly, then took advantage of the annual black friday sale and pay half of the normal premium membership now… and that low rate is locked in forever. The coaching is via online lessons, community feedback from other members, and also 1-1 coaching from the person who referred you to Wealthy Affiliate. If you choose to become a WA using one of my links, that would be me! The Jaaxy Keyword tool is another awesome feature of the platform – it is a state of the art application specifically designed for online and affiliate marketers. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further information, Cheers, Karen

  3. Jennifer B says:

    I have been a long time member of WA since 2009 to be exact. Over the years I have gotten distracted by other programs, in hopes that they would provide me with the magic key to online income. Of course, all these other programs lacked key details, like how to properly write a blog post. Instead, all they tell you is drive traffic to your blog, but nothing about what type of content you should be putting on your blog, or how you should choose the right keywords for your content. Sure, WA is not a get rich quick scheme, but online success takes time, and the training at WA is a tried and true way to get you there.

    • KD Forsman says:

      That’s great feedback, thank you Jennifer. You are right about it not being a get rich quick scheme, but over time you can build a significant business up using the tried and trusted principles at Wealthy Affiliate. I’m well on my way to replacing the 6 figure salary I had in my previous life and it’s a fantastic feeling to know I can do it through writing, which I love. Best wishes, Karen

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