I have since
started to recommend again Wealthy Affiliate as a fairly-ok-to-good platform to learn and build passive income internet businesses; they have
very strong support, robust discussion/forums, strong fundamental online
business training programs, and best of all, there is a free-for-life
basic membership program where you can learn the basics of online
business, get 2 free websites and webhosting too.
one of their strong points is that you can stay as a free basic member
for life if you want to, or once you've learnt as much as you can from
the basic level and want to level up, you can opt to upgrade to be a
premium member at $49 per month or $359 per year (the yearly option is
The reason why I decided to not promote Wealthy Affiliate
then was because they do not provide a refund if you pre-paid for their
yearly membership; instead you have to wait out your membership – I
disagree with this approach.
thing I disagreed on was that they also call themselves "the only
online business platform you ever need", which isn't true.
I realize that though it wouldn't be the same commercial decision I
would ever make for my businesses, but I will respect theirs. Wealthy
Affiliate is good because it is an affordable way to learn how to build
profitable affiliate marketing and Amazon associate businesses in a
very smooth and friendly environment.
Wealthy Affiliate monthly
membership is USD 49 or yearly USD 360 per premium account, and the
magic is that you can have up to 50 websites/domains (additional USD
12-14/year per domain), which allows you to try many different
businesses and topics "to find which one click and stick".
The quick, short and confirmed answer is a firm no.
In January 2017, I tried to stop my Wealthy Affiliate membership but I was told in email the two reasons why they don't refund pre-paid Wealthy Affiliate premium membership
Reason #1: It's mentioned in the agreement
Reason #2: They had already paid the affiliate commission to the affiliate who referred me in
My original reason for not continuing with WA was primarily because
I have much more results with Solo Build It (SBI) which I had been using since 2009
I had too many websites across Wealthy Affiliate, Solo Build It and BlueHost
...but when I was told by Wealthy Affiliate of the 2 reasons why they don't refund, I was unhappy with the philosophy.
I mean, I can definitely understand the commercial decision behind no-refunds (yet I disagree with it, because it doesn't make sense to not refund because it's a pre-paid membership - unused portions SHOULD be refundable).
The larger problem is that I philosophically disagree with Wealthy Affiliate's non-refund just because they had paid the affiliate commission to the referring affiliate.
Don't get me wrong, the person who referred me in IS super, and I have no faults - he was very professional and encouraging.
And neither do I have beef with Wealthy Affiliate as a whole - they're generally an OK company, have up-to-date internet marketing and WordPress training, have FANTASTIC support and marketing, and this is my only problem with them.
That being said, if you want to explore them, and if you don't want the lock in, then do not pre-pay your membership in advance (however, pre-paying allows you massive discounting).
Learn how to build profitable passive income websites
If you're a student, stay at home mum (SAHM), working full time or part time, or retired: you must build an online business on the side. Please don't quit your job yet, build it on the side until it's profitable enough to replace your salary, then you have more options.
It's not a luxury but truly a necessity for your future.
I know I am making some money online (see my income reports), and I know my financial future is getting better and better. But it is not easy, and takes a lot of time to learn and apply but I am building my passive income internet businesses that will work for me day in, day out; serving readers and customers profitably and delivering value 24/7.
To learn how I to make money online, visit my resources page to see all the tools I use actively to build money making online businesses.
SGD 2,000,000 invested in dividend stocks with average 5% returns per annum by 45
SGD 2,000,000 in cryptocurrency
Owning, affording and living in a landed property in Singapore (or relocated to another country without worry of money) by 40
Publish at least one book by 40 years old
Online businesses serve readers and clients well (ie readers make more money, have happier/freer life etc), and website makes SGD 10,000 per month
Ongoing: spend more quality time with children, wife, family, bible, God.
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