Start Your Business


Chances are, you are interested in starting your online business. You may have an expertise, interest or hobby that you want to start earning a full-time income from.

However, you may be a bit intimidated about taking the necessary steps to achieving the online business of your dreams.

Now, this may be a biased opinion, but I. Don’t. Care…Wealthy Affiliate is awesome and a great place to start!

Wealthy Diva Lifestyle© was created directly on the Wealthy Affiliate website builder called Site Rubix, and it took me less than 5 mins.

Why You should join Wealthy Affiliate

Upon first glance, you may have noticed Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t have that “scammy” vibe to it.

You know- the eyesore design, iffy content and last updated back in 2003. You already know it’s a scam by its poor presentation. First impressions last forever.

Wealthy Affiliate is very transparent, honest and upfront about what they offer and their strategies to help you start a successful online business. The website is clear to navigate, easy to understand, and has a clean interface with a plethora of information that can be a bit… overwhelming, especially if you’re a newbie.

Sign up for FREE Starter Membership

Of course, you probably already saw that you can get started for free, so why not give it a try? What exactly do you have to lose from signing up for a FREE membership?


Once you sign up, you can immediately start setting up your first website and start making money.

When you first join, the first certification course focuses on finding your niche and setting up your website. You can read my article 3 Simple Tips for Picking Your Niche for details as well.

Also, WA gives you a chance to try the first month as a premium member for only $19. DO IT.

Once you get acquainted with Wealthy Affiliate, you will see that having a premium membership unlocks way more features (and it’s totally worth it.)

Check out the chart below for a comparison

comparison chart


1. Takes the guesswork out of building a website

Literally, all you have to do is sign up, get your domain name, choose your theme and you’re ready to start building your website. They take care of all the technical stuff for you!

2. Strong community and 24/7 support

It’s like when you were a kid and you got a good grade, you got a prize and the support from your teacher. There are so many positive people who help each other through (real-time) live chat, blog posts, and discussion boards. Don’t underestimate the power of having a positive team behind you!

It is truly a pay-it-forward community.

3. You get to create 2 websites for FREE!

No catch. And no credit card sign up needed. No bull.

If you decide to become a premium member, you get up to 50 websites that you can conveniently operate on one platform. How awesome is that?!

4. Easy access to quality tools, video, and training materials

The amount of resources Wealthy Affiliate offers is mind-blowing. The creators Kyle and Carson break everything down to make sure you understand each step.

5. Over time, you will achieve financial freedom

This, of course, is my ultimate goal for anyone willing to go on the journey with me. I want you to be able to quit your job, create extra income, spend more time with family, travel whenever and where ever you want, and have more time for yourself. That’s my mission and my passion!

Training and entrepreneurship certification

One of the many cool parts of Wealthy Affiliate is the access to the online entrepreneur certification program. This program has all the information you need to become a successful affiliate marketer (and entrepreneur in general).

The amount of information you have access to is unparalleled. WA wants to see you succeed.

Topics include building traffic, creating engaging content, promoting and marketing yourself on social media and of course….ways to make money as an affiliate marketer!

As you can see I already completed mine 🙂

certification course in dashboard

Going Premium Saves You Money

So throughout my article, I mentioned the perks of going premium. In the end, it saves you more money…

$229 to be exact!

And you don’t have to worry about recurring charges. If you decide to upgrade to the yearly plan, they will just deduct the amount you already paid for the yearly cost.

Monthly Premium Membership: $49 x 12 months in a year = $588

Yearly Premium membership: $359 per year

Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t force you to go premium, it just gives you the option to upgrade at your leisure if you want to take full advantage of what they have to offer.

My Final Thoughts

Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the place to go to start your own affiliate marketing business. If you follow all of the steps that are presented to you, it’s impossible for you to fail.

This is the most cost-effective way to start earning money online, doing what you love. I’ve created many sites before, and none have succeeded. This is mainly because I didn’t have a clear vision of what I really wanted to achieve.

Please keep in mind that you are building a legit business. You will see success overtime if you put in the work and follow all the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides. This is not a get rich quick scheme, it is about building wealth!

It takes time, but it’s not going to take forever!

Wealthy Affiliate provides the support that many newcomers overlook, but it’s very important to have a community of like-minded people who genuinely want to see you succeed. That alone is priceless.

If you join the WA community, I will be there to personally assist you when you need me. Please feel free to chat with me if you want to share your thoughts at


  1. John Rico
    April 17, 2018 / 3:33 am

    Hello there! I’m a college student and I’m looking for a part time job online. I heard great things about wealthy affiliate but I’m scared to try it. I only have limited amount of money to invest but plenty of spare time to put in. Do you think that this is worth the time and money? I really appreciate your response.

    • shannon108
      April 17, 2018 / 4:16 am

      Hi John!

      This is a great opportunity to earn money online, but don’t look at it as a part time job. You’re building a business that will provide long term benefits. You can try it risk free at no cost to get started. It’s definitely worth it!

  2. kmv
    April 17, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Wealthy Affiliate looks like a great way to “dip my toes” into the world of affiliate marketing.

    Are there any downsides to this program? I’m very interested in learning, but with a full time job and family, I don’t have hours and hours each day to dedicate.

    Is it possible to go at my own pace? And will the free account expire? (I know some companies offer a 30 day trail, and then everything goes away. That would not give me enough time)

    Thanks for this review! Very helpful.

    • shannon108
      April 18, 2018 / 4:46 am

      Hi kmv!

      The only con (which isn’t really a bad thing) is that there is so much information available, it can slightly overwhelming for someone not familiar with affiliate marketing. 

      It’s recommend that you definitely go at your own pace and not rush the process. Take in as much as you want, when you want. The free account does not expire however, to fully take advantage of everything WA has to offer I highly recommend premium. 

      And no problem! Please let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

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