What Is The Wealthy Affiliate Community Like? Unlimited Help
When it comes Wealthy Affiliate and other online business training programs, I think the community is very important. When you look into getting started in various programs they always tell you about all the tools and training they provide, but for some reason they skip over the community aspect of it all.
Having a vibrant and active community can be a goldmine of free information and you can’t really put a price tag on this.
If you are looking to get started with my number 1 recommended online business training, Wealthy Affiliate.. you might be asking yourself what is the Wealthy Affiliate community like? Is it active? Are the members helpful?
These are questions that need answered and that is exactly what I’m going to go over right now. And here is a spoiler for you if don’t feel like reading all of this… ITS GREAT!
The first thing that I want to go over is how the whole community forum is laid out so you can see how you communicate with others and get the help you need.
Community Forum Layout
If you would compare the layout of Wealthy Affiliate’s forum to similar programs’ forums, it would be like comparing a diamond to piece of cubic zirconia. Wealthy Affiliate’s community forum has an amazingly simple, yet very effective layout, which makes it very simple to get the help you need.
The forum consists of Activity, Classrooms, Top 10, and Notifications. Each of which I will be covering so you know what they are, and how they can get you help. I’m going to go a little out of order here though and start with classrooms, because I think they are the most important.
There are 13 different classrooms that you can enter to seek help on a particular topic. These classrooms are all based around a different area of online business.
The different classrooms include Getting Started, WA Affiliate Program, Keyword, Niche & Market Research, Everything WordPress, Authoring & Writing Content, Search Engine Optimization, Social Engagement & Marketing, Website Development & Programming, Local Marketing, Video Marketing, Email Marketing, The Wealthy Affiliate Platform, and Pay Per Click Marketing.
As you can see from the screenshot I took below, these classroom forums are jam packed. In the Getting Started classroom, which is particularly helpful for those just starting out, there are 739,000 comments, and 22,280 questions!
Each of the 13 different classrooms at WA include Courses, Video Training, Tutorials, Questions, & Comments. As you can see from the screenshot I took below of the Search Engine Optimization classroom, which is all about getting your website ranked in Google…
One of the really cool things about the community forum is that anyone can create training on different topics. And if your training is good, and it gets lots of likes, then it will become more popular and people will be able to find it easier.
All of the training that community members create adds and supplements the training that Wealthy Affiliate creators themselves have already created. This creates an absolute abundance of training.
This is going to show you what is current. If you want to look at current unanswered questions people are asking, popular blogs & training, or success stories, you can do that here. You can also limit if you only want to see activity from friends or referrals if you wish.
In this activity section of the forum, you will see 3 things… questions, training, and blogs. This is where you can stay up-to-date with what is going on in the community.
I would say that this is most important when it comes to changes in the online world. Because if there is a change, say Google changes its policies, this is where you are going to be able to stay on top of things and make sure your online business stays in tip top shape.
This is a very important area of the forum and it really helps you stay on track and keep up with everything that is going on.
If you comment on a lesson in the training and someone replies to your comment, you will receive a notification so you can see what they said. Or if someone leaves a message on your profile, you will be notified here. Or if you ask a question somewhere and someone answers it, you will be notified here.
This works similar to Facebook’s notifications. It just keeps you notified with everything that you have been involved in and really is a life-saver.
#4 Top 10
I would say that this is the least important part of the community forum, yet it is still important. This is exactly what it sounds like… the top 10 most popular blogs and training.
The reason that these are the most popular is quite simply because they are good. So its nice to have this section because newbies can go here and see whats good.
I would particularly stress the importance of going through the training in this top 10 area. If its ranked here that means there is a lot of activity and a lot of people like it… so its important.
Stuck In Training? Not a Problem
The training at Wealthy Affiliate is the number 1 reason that people sign up. They want a proven blueprint that they an follow to create an online business, and that is exactly what WA provides.
But you are bound to get stuck at some point in the training and need some help. Luckily for you, getting this help is simple. At the end of each training there is a discussion section in which members interact and talk about the lesson, asking questions and such.
When you ask a question in one of these discussion sections, a notification will show up in the Notifications tab of every member’s forum that had commented in the particular section. So getting answers doesn’t take long.
The discussions are excellent places to talk with other members that are going through, or have just went through, the same thing you are doing.
Contact Community Members Directly
If you have a question or want to communicate with another community member directly, you have 2 choices…
#1 Leave a Comment On Their Profile
Every member at WA has a place one their profile where you can leave comments. Below is a screenshot of my profile…
#2 Private Message
You also can send direct messages to other WA members. This is a great way to contact people directly and privately. When you send a direct message only you and the person you sent it to will see it.
It Doesn’t Get Much Better
Actually I don’t know if it gets any better. WA’s community forum is very well laid out and organized. This makes it much easier for members to used and this leads to more activity within the community.
WA’s community is very active and helpful. The amount of information you can learn just from communicating with like-minded people is endless. Its an absolute goldmine.
I have been a member since 2015 and still learn new things all the time just from the community at WA.