How My Time At Wealthy Affiliate Has Gone So Far

Updated 17th April 2020

How My Time At WA Is Speeding By

The end of April 2020 means I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 4 years. However, it will not become official until May. April 2016 was when I discovered Wealthy Affiliate purely by chance. May however, saw me make the decision to sign up as a Premium member. I thought it would be a good time to give you an update on how my time at Wealthy Affiliate has gone so far.

At The Start

Being a mum of three, my daughter who is 26, plus 22 year old twin boys. One of the boys has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk. When they were growing up, my husband and I both were working full time and therefore we relied on help from both sets of parents.

Even though we were lucky enough to do so and very grateful to them, I had always been keen to work from home or part-time so I was there for them as they were growing up.

My Daughter and sons
(LtoR – Hayley, Euan and Gavin)

Therefore, while off work in April 2016, I decided to look for ways to change my life for the better as well as it being easier for myself.  At that point I was working on the checkouts at a local Supermarket where staff morale in the store was at an all time low. Everyone was complaining and the lack of communication between staff was making me want to do something else.

I had already been looking for new ideas like proofreading that I could do from home. I thought about doing Avon or Kleeneze, but as I do not like having to ask people for money, this was quickly forgotten.

So here I am now almost 4 years down the line. No longer working in the  same place, but still looking for great working from home jobs I can do. I do have one idea up my sleeve that I am looking into though.

Discovering Wealthy Affiliate

While I was online one day trying to find somewhere that my friends and I could go on holiday, I searched “working from home” and the first thing to come up was Wealthy Affiliate. As I was not completely sure what it was about, I decided to do more research and after reading Kyle’s bio, I took the decision to give it a try, so I joined up in the April.

When I joined, I made the decision to do the Free Starter Membership only. As I had absolutely no idea what I should be doing, I chose the Bootcamp training. I quickly found out that with the Free Starter Membership, you lose all access to the Community’s help along with other benefits after the first seven days.

I did a lot of thinking before I took the decision to go Premium and was grateful to receive an email from Carson telling me that they had extended the lower cost of $19 for the Premium Membership. Although I joined in April 2016, I didn’t go Premium until May 2016. I can honestly say that becoming a Premium member has been one of the best decisions I made.

Premium Membership

No 1 Affiliate Community is WAAfter becoming a Premium member, I received a lot welcoming messages telling me how great the Community was. You will always find members who are more than willing to advise you, plus helping in any way they can. They can do this either through the training posts they have created or by you simply asking questions.

There are members at Wealthy Affiliate who come from all over the globe. Therefore, you can be guaranteed to find someone who will give you an answer at any time of day or night. There is 24 hour access to Site Support as well as being able to contact  Kyle and Carson by private message 24/7.

What I Have Discovered In My Time At WA

Even though I was previously a Personal Assistant, I had no idea what went on behind the scenes as there were people employed to take care of that side of things. As I have never had the need to build my own website, I did wonder if I would be able to do this.


Wealthy Affiliate’s training really is second to none. You can either follow the Certification Course or Bootcamp or even both if you want to.  The Certification Course is suggested as the training for new members to follow. However, if you are not sure about what your niche will be (what your website  will be focussed on), then the suggested training is Bootcamp. This training is more geared towards your website promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

Live Webinars

There are live webinars held on a Friday night by Jay. If you miss the webinars, you can find them posted under live events and you can watch them whenever you want to.

Create Your Own Website

Watch the video below and find out how easy and quick it will take you to create your own website. Click anywhere in the white box to start.

Becoming A Premium Member

By being a Premium member, you become part of this great community where you can become friends with other members plus having access to the training that other members have created. This can be either a course,  tutorial or a video.

Click below to see an example of a members training.

How to create and where to find affiliate links


As I had no clue about what my niche was going to be I chose to follow the Bootcamp training. I found it to be very thorough and beneficial, as well as helping me to understand things. I had never heard of keywords, nevermind how to look for them when I first joined.

Alphabet Soup Technique

Have you heard of or even tried the Alphabet Soup Technique. If not then you will find an excellent video tutorial showing you how to do this technique. Click on the screen below and you will get a better understanding of what it is as well as being able to see how easy it is to do. .


Being a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member gives you access to their great keyword research tool known as Jaaxy. You can use this great tool for so many things such as finding great keywords, alphabet soup technique plus checking your site ranking and finding Domain names etc.

If you would like to see what Jaaxy has to offer, then click on the link below and try this great tool for yourself.

Fast Forward To 2020

Change your life with WAI will have been a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member for 4 years at the end of April. Even though I have learnt so much in the time I have been here, I still learn new things every day. A lot of changes have taken place within Wealthy Affiliate in the years I have been a member. There are always things being revamped to make Wealthy Affiliate the best. As well as being a great and safe place to host your website, there are always measures taking place to make sure everything is always up to date.

I currently have 2 websites hosted here at Wealthy Affiliate. You can read more about them below.

My website Become Wealthy Online is geared towards promoting Wealthy Affiliate. It lets people like yourself know how great this platform is, as well as all the great services they have to offer.

My website All Book Styles can be found on Google at Page 1, Position 1 where it has been now for a while. This website is about the different ways we can use to enjoy our books such as e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and other devices. If you prefer to listen rather than read books you can use audio books. If you have problems with your sight, you can use audio books or braille. You can just choose to read a plain old paperback or hardback book.)

Am I Glad I Found Wealthy Affiliate – YES

If like myself, you really would love to do something else then click on the link below and read Kyle’s Bio to see for yourself just how great Wealthy Affiliate is. This is one of the best decisions I took. I am really enjoying being a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

I will certainly keep my membership going as I have loved being part of this great Community. I have made many friends from all over the globe since joining Wealthy Affiliate.

If you are interested in being a member of Wealthy Affiliate and would like to see how you could change things for yourself and your family, click on the button below. Start making those changes.

Make the change and start a new life

If this post has interested you or you have any questions or feedback please leave them in the comment section below. You can also contact me at Wealthy Affiliate, where I will be more than happy to help you.


14 Replies to “How My Time At Wealthy Affiliate Has Gone So Far”

  1. Wow, this is a very nice article regarding Wealthy Affiliate!

    I have been searching for something which can help me to earn money online. I tried Youtube before but cannot gain money from there. After I ready your article, it seems that Wealthy Affiliate is a better choice for me, isn’t it? It provides free trail and I can learn all the skills and techniques there. It has lots of free online training sessions and courses so that I can learn how to do online business.

    Thanks for introducing Wealthy Affiliate to me. I have signed up for free trial already.

    Any points do I need to pay attention?

    1. Thank you so much Nico and I am pleased to see that you were impressed with Wealthy Affiliate and that you have joined up for the free trial. It most certainly is a better choice and you can certainly learn the skills and techniques.  

      You are very welcome and I am delighted that you have signed up for the free trial. One thing I will say is if you do get the opportunity to go premium, I would say go for it and you can join me and become part of a great community where you will get lots and lots of support to help you even more. You would get your first month for $19 (this is £14.69 /in British money if you are in the UK).

      My one point I would make is to do all the training and don’t jump or miss any of them as you could get all confused and take it a step at a time and go at your own pace but enjoy what you are doing as well. It would be very nice to introduce you to all the great friends I have made here if you make the decision to go premium.

  2. Thanks for the article, Cheryl.

    Just like you, I also can confidently vouch for Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve learn a lot from their online entrepreneur certification course and affiliate bootcamp. The support from SiteRubix as well as the community is second to none. I hope that anyone who reads this article gets a clear idea of WA and its training.I was wondering how long did it take you to make some sales?

    1. Hi Sethu, I have to say that as of yet I have not made any as my main site is not really one for selling things and my Become Wealthy site here is to promote Wealthy Affiliate and hopefully be able to get people to join us at this great community so they can see for themselves what an amazing platform it is to help you get set up in doing affiliate Marketing as well as creating your own website. Thank you very much for your comment and I am pleased to hear that you are totally happy with Wealthy Affiliate. 

  3. I completely understand how you want to leave a supermarket with low morale, hearing the same complaints in and out, I too would strive to build my own successful online business, which by the way, Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to do that! I have been apart of this community for almost a year now, and I have learned so many things that I thought I would never have learned. It really is an amazing experience!

    1. Hi Jacob, thanks very much for your comment and your understanding. I totally agree with you in that Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn how to do all these things. I have learned so much as well since I started back in April 2016 and I am still enjoying all the learning and trainings.

  4. Hi Cheryl

    I enjoy reading your article. I like your personal approach. As Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, I can confirm everything you wrote through your excellent post.
    My recommendation to everyone who starts an online business is to join Wealthy Affiliate community. First for free, because also free membership offers enough initial information and training.
    I wish you all the best on your online adventure.

    1. Hi Igor, thank you very much for your comment and I am pleased to see that you can reiterate what I was saying and that you liked the post.

      I would totally have to agree with you on the fact that I would certainly advise anyone who is looking to start any online business to join Wealthy Affiliate, The free membership is great to start with but by going Premium you then get all the support and help as well from the community.

      I came across Wealthy Affiliate by chance and I have to say that it is the best thing I have done in joining.

  5. I joined Wealthy Affiliate about three years ago. I have no regrets. I have learned a lot from all the training that is provided and also from the support of the members. One way to use Wealthy Affiliate is to make friends with some of the members and have private dialogs with them via Skype, email, private messages inside of WA, etc. Skype is a lot of fun, you get to meet them on a more personal basis. When I connect with my group we just talk about marketing and what’s new going on in the marketing world. Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome place to be if you’re interested in making money online.


    1. Thank you so much for this Don, and like yourself I have had no regrets either since I joined Wealthy Affiliate. I certainly make sure that I talk to plenty members within WA, mostly by private message, however I have spoken to a couple of people on Skype and have emailed a couple of them as well. I just often wish that there was a way that was easier to meet up but as we are all scattered all over the world it is a difficult thing to do.

  6. Wow Cheryl, you have really gone through a journey haven’t you. You worked as a secretary, secretary, followed by a job at the supermarket that you hated. What I’ve noticed about you and what I like about you story is that given your situation, whenever an opportunity to better your life presents itself, you eventually go forward with it. Sometimes the “hardest” choices are indeed the easiest. All you have to do is take action. Good luck.

    1. Hi Dan, thanks very much for your comment and yes it has been a journey. My job as a Secretary I loved and thought I was there for life so it was a massive shock to go in one day and be told that they were upgrading my job and because I didn’t drive it wasn’t worth my time reapplying. Then I started in the supermarket job which was only meant to be a stop gap till I got another Secretarial job and as of the 20th October 17 I have now been there 16 years. I don’t actually hate the job, but always wanted to get back into secretarial duties. I have been here now over 1 year and have learned so much and have enjoyed my time here as well. It certainly has been the easiest and best decision I have taken. This is a great community to be part of. xxx

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