I joined Wealthy Affiliate about 6 months ago and I am still a paying member. The creators (Kyle and Carson) have done a tremendous job, but I really have to take my hat off to the members there on the forums. Its pretty cool when Kyle or Carson answer your questions on the forums, but whats really cool is being able to talk to people, like you or me, that have used wealthy affiliate and are making thousands of dollars every month. You wont get that anywhere else.
You spoke about the PLR articles and how the prior program that you were involved in was pretty poor. Your not likely to see much poor material at WA. Kyle and Carson offer a lot of information in that area, not to mention all the members who offer their little tips on how to better market their PLR articles for maximum profit.
The website templates are great, download, edit, and upload into your ftp and your website is up and running. But, what I think is more important is their "site rubix". Its a website creator that is literally click and drag type of creator and the quality is superb. Also, there is a ftp program attached to the site rubix making downloading the coding onto the domain a breeze.
I'm not going to lie to you, Affiliate Marketing is a business like any other. Your going to have difficulties in the beginning, and if your willing to learn and build up through the difficult, then your on your way to great success. Wealthy Affiliate will help you along the way, one baby step at a time. Whether your an expert, or a beginner, you'll find that Wealthy Affiliate can help you
I wish you success and good luck.
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