How to Start A Blog

Your Passions = Online Profits

I absolutely love blogging because it allows essentially anyone, anywhere in the world, to turn their passions or interests into profits… an with very low investment – a blog.  As someone who gets a ton of inspiration on a regular basis and “floats” between ideas all the time, I totally loved the concept of creating a business around my passions. I am also a firm believer in living a self-sufficient lifestyle and utilizing the internet to achieve a freedom lifestyle.

Wealthy Affiliate is a complete blogging platform and training site that teaches you everything you need to know about starting a thriving online business based around your own interests and passions. It’s so much more than training, though… it’s a global network of affiliate marketers, bloggers, and online business owners who all have the same goal in common: to create a lifestyle of freedom with an online business.

Not only do you get step-by-step training on how to choose a niche, set up a blog, create content, etc., you can also impliment all the training lessons and start earning money with your own blog hosted by Wealthy Affiliate! My blog is hosted there and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s truly all-inclusive with online business training, blog hosting, supportive community network, and more.


My Experience

I was actually a free member since 2013!

Once I took that leap of faith and upgraded to the Premium membership in 2018, everything opened up for me. The first month of the Premium membership (optional) is only $19! I immediately dived into the newly unlocked training sessions and started implementing the lessons. Here is a brief overview of what’s covered in the lessons at Wealthy Affiliate:

  • How to earn money online with affiliate marketing
  • How to find a profitable niche based on your interests
  • How to build and set up your own niche website
  • How to find keywords
  • How to create keyword-rich content that ranks in search engines
  • How to use affiliate programs to monetize your website
  • How to master social engagement

…. and so much more


Step-By-Step Training

All the training is set up in a step-by-step fashion to completely eliminates overwhelm and confusion. You can just check-off the tasks you’ve completed and move on to the next lesson. Kyle, the owner, walks you through each step in the video lessons, showing you exactly how to start your own online business using actionable steps. It’s completely newbie-friendly, so anyone can build a profitable online business from the ground up!


Live Events

Available to Premium members, Live Events are held several times per month to keep you educated on online business topics to help you grow your online business. Some examples include:

  • SEO
  • Marketing
  • Content Research Strategies
  • Pinterest Pins
  • Tracking & Scaling Conversions
  • Automation Strategies
  • and much more


Supportive Community

The Wealthy Affiliate community alone is the reason many free members upgrade. There are over 1.5 million members from around the world sharing their personal journeys and experiences with their online businesses! So many members are waiting to help answer any questions, so you never feel alone in the process. The owners, Kyle and Carson, are also active in the community and post regularly.

  • Live Chat
  • Help Center
  • Dashboard



Premium Hosting

Free members can host two websites on the SixRubix sub-domain, while Premium members can host 50 website (25 on personal custom domains and 25 on free sub-domains). All members get superior WordPress hosting on an extremely secure platform with powerful servers.

Here are some features…

  • Managed WordPress hosting
  • Average page load time is 1.3 seconds
  • Double-hosting ensures your site is always up
  • Enterprise security
  • Back-ups every 24 hours
  • Tech support will restore your site if you accidentally mess something up
  • Tech support is available 24/7 to help you with ANYTHING related to your site (this is one reason I love Wealthy Affiliate)


Start Your New Journey

With over 1.5 million members (both free and Premium) from around the world, it’s obvious the Wealthy Affiliate community is thriving. Why? Because the value is simply unparalleled. My only regret was remaining a starter member for five years!

If you want to build a profitable online business around your passions, interests, and lifestyles… you can’t go wrong with this platform. There is literally NO cost to become a member and just try it out.


Starter Membership (100% free forever)

  • Ability to host two free website (using the SiteRubix sub-domains)
  • Access to 12 WordPress themes
  • Virus & malware protection
  • Ability to live chat with the community for 7 days
  • Access to Level 1 (10 lessons) of the Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • Access to Affiliate Bootcamp training (10 lessons only)
  • High-speed website hosting
  • Limited access to Jaaxy keyword tool (30 searches only)
  • Earn $11.75 recurring monthly commissions for every referral who upgrades to Premium


Premium Membership ($19 for first month, $49 monthly or $359 yearly)

  • Ability to host 50 websites (25 custom domains and 25 free sub-domains)
  • Access 3,000 WordPress themes
  • Unlimited live chat and community access
  • Priority tech support (usually responds within minutes)
  • Unlimited access to Jaaxy keyword tool (unlimited searches)
  • Unlimited niche and competitor research
  • Full access to Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 lessons)
  • Full access to Affiliate Bootcamp (70 lessons)
  • Website monitoring and support
  • Access to SiteContent Builder
  • Access to Plugins
  • Access to SiteComments
  • Access to SiteFeedback
  • Live training with Kyle and Carson (owners)
  • Earn $23.50 recurring monthly commissions for every referral who upgrades to Premium
  • and much more


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