Edit/Update 5th June 2018
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.
Yes, 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 much cheaper).
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.
Another thing I disagreed on was that they also call themselves “the only online business platform you ever need”, which isn’t true.
However, 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”.
Table Of Contents
- 0.1 The Quick, Short And Confirmed Answer Is A Firm No.
- 0.2 Related Posts
- 1 JOIN ME IN INTUITIVE, LOVING, GENTLE AND GOOD SUCCESS AND SELF MASTERY THAT ACTUALLY MATTER. NO HYPE. NO BULLSHIT.
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
You can refer to my earlier posts on: Wealthy Affiliate Does Not Refund Prepaid Membership Amounts
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’ve built multiple businesses (and lost multiple too) and I can tell you frankly that building a business on the internet is the cheapest/most cost-effective way to business. There are thousands of people who do so sharing on topics that they’re passionate about (like how NigelChua.com shares on passive income and online business, which is my passion…for years now).
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.
Or sign up for Wealthy Affiliate free account here.
Happy 36th Birthday To Me
JOIN ME IN INTUITIVE, LOVING, GENTLE AND GOOD SUCCESS AND SELF MASTERY THAT ACTUALLY MATTER. NO HYPE. NO BULLSHIT.
Hang around here for some time, you’d see that I don’t well with hype or bullshit. I can smell that typically a mile away, and I hate that shit too.
I’ve been working on myself and on NigelChua.com for years, since 2006, and only in late 2019, I started to focus on intuitive and loving leadership, entreprenership and personal development.
Here are some areas that I work on a consistent, ongoing basis.
See the Tools & Resources I use to improve my life, businesses, health, build passive income and more.
The core topics I cover in NigelChua.com is:
- Eternal life and salvation: Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth & the Life
- Fix your health: get healthier, live longer, run faster, more energy, fuck more
- Passive Income Lifestyle: Become financially secure by building assets that provides multiple streams of passive income that’s more than your living expenses
- Personal Loving Relationships: Attract, build and grow relationships you love
- Philanthropy: giving to the poor and needy
- Philosophy: Conscious, purposeful and positive living
- Productivity: How to become more efficient and productive in important things. Mastering them causes you take less them whilst increasing productivity.
- Insure yourself and your loved ones (Health insurance is important)
- Add-on Adventures: Become rich and wealthy
- Add-on Adventures: Build businesses that add positive value to your society and life
- Success Principles
Take action TODAY: One year from today, you’ll be one year older. What would you have done by then?
I’m the founder and writer here at NigelChua.com; as well as serial entrepreneur, therapy business entrepreneur, digital entrepreneur, investor and also happy husband, father and Christian. Loves good success and freedom.
Learned early in life on importance of making more and entrepreneurship. Started and sold off a business for 7-figures; built another 7-figure one and growing it further, as well as building/investing into other businesses.
I help and consult people how to diversify their income by starting offline or online business to create financial freedom for themselves plus achieve balanced good success in their lives.