In this section we will look at some of the tools, training and services that are available to Wealthy Affiliate members and, depending upon your goals, may be needed to complete the various tasks that are necessary to get the website ready to release so it will be open for hopefully a ton of traffic!
Word Press — Web Site
Our first step will be to create a web site. Our first productivity tool will be Word Press in which we will build our web site. Word Press is an excellent choice for creating your first web site as it does not require any coding which enables you to become productive very quickly and create a beautiful website in a very short time compared with other website development languages.
Wealthy Affiliate allows starter members to create 2 wordpress websites and provides a great selection of themes to choose from for your web sites. This is still the free option. The premium option gives you 25 websites and 1500 different themes. The themes provided by Wealthy Affiliate are free of charge to both free and premium members. The main difference between the free account and the premium option is the amount of training, web sites and themes that you will have access to. Once you have been a starter member for 7 days you can elect to become a premium member for only $19 for the first month and $49 per month there after. With a starter membership 7 days should be plenty of time to determine if this environment is what you are looking for, and if not, then you can remain a starter member or just quit without any expenditure of money — which is a very refreshing and welcome change to most of what’s out there!
Supportive Learning Environment
Wealthy Affiliate has a wealth of training courses, videos, webinars and tutorials created by Kyle or Carson, the two founding members, or other students that have really become so well trained that many of them could be teaching university courses and many of them have become successful internet marketers but keep themselves available to help the newer students. This is such an amazing learning environment! I have taken online courses from various universities but I have never seen a more engaged, helpful and knowledgeable group of people anywhere than in the Wealthy Affiliate community. The philosophy is to “Pay it Forward” and they really do stick to this and take it very seriously. This community is made up of people from all over the world, men and women, young and not so young but it truly is like a very large extended family — minus the black sheep. Because there are so many people from various time zones you can put a question out and someone somewhere will answer it for sure mostly within hours at most a few days–I never had this level of feedback at any of the very expensive courses I have taken online. This community is in a class by itself and adds so much to all of the great learning opportunities available in Wealthy Affiliate.
One very important part of web development is SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. A lot of factors go into determining how your website will be ranked by the search engines but one of the critical pieces of this puzzle is key words.
SEO — Key Word Research
SEO has many parts to it however one of the most critical parts of SEO is key word research. Without the assistance of a good quality key word tool, key word research can be a daunting, long tedious task. Google does provide a keyword research tool however I have yet to see any of these tools that compare with Jaaxy. Jaaxy is easy to use, simply enter the key word or phase that you are analyzing into the ‘Find Keywords’ text box, hit enter and Jaaxy will quickly display a list of related key words along with valuable information that tells you the average number of searches this keyword gets in a month (AVG), the number of competing websites that rank for this quoted word search (QSR), keyword quality indicator (KQI), and a score indicating the likeliness that the site will rank for this keyword on the first page of Google (SEO). In addition to this information Jaaxy wll also display the domains that are currently available for this keyword, e.g. .net, .com or .org as well as well as keywords that are related to the current key word.
Another benefit of Jaaxy is that it is a great tool for niche research. You can come up with ideas for your niche as well as topics for blog posts for now and into the future. You can experiment with Jaaxy right now and see how it works. Just click where indicated below and follow the instructions and sign up for a free Jaaxy account. This will give you 30 free searches which is plenty of time to determine whether or not you like the results you get from Jaaxy and if you like how it works. So, go ahead and give it a try, there’s nothing to lose!
I have just touched the surface in my attempt to provide an honest review of an excellent program. I say this from a p0int of view of someone who has been a Wealthy Affiliate member for over 8 months, which is plenty of time to reach a conclusion as to the value of Wealthy Affiliate.
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