Heads Up: I am no longer a fan of Wealthy Affiliate. I explain part of my reasoning here, here, here, here, here and here. There are alternatives. The content below may not fully reflect my current opinion of Wealthy Affiliate.

Why Become a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate?

Why Become a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training platform. 

I used to be a fan of Wealthy Affiliate. I am no longer a fan of Wealthy Affiliate. I no longer recommend becoming a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate. I feel that they lost the advantage that they once had and their competition from various organisations has better up to date original content. That is my opinion.

In my opinion their competition is better. They are a one stop solution for their multiple offerings which are packaged in membership tiers. Each membership tier contains multiple offerings. You most likely would not buy all of these offerings separately. This makes their pricing appear attractive. However you buy a membership tier with multiple offerings which you may never need or ever use. This makes the offerings you actually use expensive.

Many of their separate offerings are not as good as their competitors offerings. In my view, they do not provide timely actionable information about recent developments in the affiliate marketing space which other organisations do.  

Other organisations in the affiliate marketing space are actually doing affiliate marketing now. They are doing what they teach to ensure that it still works. They also share results of recent tests and experiments, using their real world data or real world data from their contacts.

From what I saw when I was a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate, the main Wealthy Affiliate affiliate marketing trainers (Kyle and Jay) have not being successful in affiliate marketing recently outside of the main Wealthy Affiliate online properties. At best, they are teaching stuff that worked for them years ago.

If they were successful in affiliate marketing recently outside of the main Wealthy Affiliate online properties, they have not shared that information publicity.

Income School regularly build new websites from scratch and share information regarding them publicity. A case study at the Authority Hacker website explains how they sold an 18-month website for mid 6 figures. Furthermore both Backlinko and Diggity Marketing write valuable information on their blogs on a regular basis. Some of these information is actionable. Some are summaries of recent developments in the affiliate marketing space or in the seo space. All of the above alternatives also have active YouTube channels with lots of interesting content. Just know that older content may be outdated.

Looking for Affiliate Marketing Training?

When looking for affiliate marketing training, look for people who are currently successful doing this who are teaching their current proven successful approaches and who are not teaching outdated or ineffective appoaches. Look for proof of this recent success from independent well-known trustworthy sources.

If you are looking for affiliate marketing training I do suggest that you look at a number of companies in the teaching affiliate marketing space. Funny enough all the ones I started following recently also have active YouTube channels.

Most of them also have courses which may hit the sweat spot for you. Some of these courses are not cheap so you do need to do a lot of due diligence yourself to be sure that they actually fulfill your needs.

For the moment anyway I am reading their blogs and following them on YouTube. I have already subsribed to their email newsletters. Of course, if you decide to buy anything from those emails be sure to do your own due diligence as well.

I am finding that this approach is working for me. It may also work for you.

Here is my current list as in September 2021.

These are not affiliate links. I do not earn anything if you purchase at these websites.

I think if you are interested in affiliate marketing, you should get an overall view provided by different people who are currently doing affiliate marketing today before spending money on affiliate marketing training if you ever do. If you ever go ahead and spend money with them, be sure to do your own due diligence as well.

Here’s my current list in no particular order as in September 2021:

Income School

Their website and YouTube channel are full of useful information. Their videos are entertaining and full of good information. Their information is based on their real world recent experiences doing affiliate marketing. Their approaches that I am aware off make sense to me.

They change their recommendations and approaches over time in response to the changing world. They do testing and experimentation on their own websites. They regularly start off new websites from scratch.

For instance, they used to recommend three different types of post along with recommended word counts. Since about May 2021 they now recommend two different types of posts along with recommended word counts. These recommendations are based on them doing different experiments on their own websites and what they recently found out. They do that on an ongoing basis. They also recently changed their keywork research process which they call search analyis.

Website: https://incomeschool.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IncomeSchool

Backlinko

Brian Dean, the founder of Backlinko provides a lot of actionable information mainly about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you are doing affiliate marketing, you need to know and do good Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you look around in his blog you will find a lot of affiliate marketing related resources.

Website: https://backlinko.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrianDean

Authority Hacker

Their website and YouTube channel are full of useful information. Their videos are entertaining and full of good information. Their information is based on their real world recent experiences in building authority websites.Their approaches that I am aware off make sense to me.

They are data driven and scientific driven. They recommend using a $99 a month keyword research tool in their approach. They don’t earn commissions from that recommendation. In their eyes, that happens to be the best tool for the job. Their idea is to be very smart about deciding what to do (or not do) based in part on figures that this tool provides.

They change their recommendations and approaches over time in response to the changing world. They do testing and experimentation on their own websites. They regularly start off new websites from scratch.

Website: https://www.authorityhacker.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AuthorityHacker

Diggity Marketing

Matt Diggity, the founder of Diggity Marketing provides a lot of actionable information mainly about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). His information is mainly based on tests he has done. He’s not into theory stuff.

Matt also usually blogs near the end of the month with a “News roundup of what is happening in the search engine world, in the google search world and in the SEO world in general”. That blog post usually contains useful timely information.

Website: https://diggitymarketing.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MattDiggity

My Affiliate Marketing Training Conclusion

These are the people and organisations I feel comfortable sharing with you at the present time. I have learned not to be totally dependent on one source of affiliate marketing / search engine optimization information.

Some of them on occasion disagree with others in approach. So knowing that and maybe knowing when they have their opinion and maybe knowing why they have different opinions leads me to form my own opinion.

I hope that you find the above information useful in your affiliate marketing adventures. If you ever go ahead and spend money with any of them or with anyone else on the internet, be sure to do your own very detailed due diligence as well.

Here Are Some Recommendations

Thank you for reading this article. I hope you found it helpful. Here are some recommendations that I hope you’ll also find helpful. Of course, I may earn commissions if you buy using my links.

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WordPress Hosting

A good WordPress Hosting webhost is Bluehost. They have a good interface and they have 24/7 support. I wrote a short post outlining some of the packages Bluehost have available. Click here to read that post.

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