If you haven’t checked out Wealthy Affiliate yet, which is entirely free without even submitting a single credit card, my question to you is, what are you waiting for?
Wealthy Affiliate (WA) has been helping people build businesses from home for over 12 years now.
This service offers training for free along with a premium membership where you get all of the training at no additional cost.
One of the best parts about WA is that there are no upsells you either pay for a premium membership or you don’t.
In this article, I want to cover ideas for people who feel that they may not be able to afford their premium Wealthy Affiliate Membership.
Let’s Cover The Cost
Everyone starts for free and what you get as a starter member is 10 free lessons along with a SiteRubix website that will help you start building a business for free.
As a premium member, you get access to all the training within WA at no additional cost.
If you would like to know the levels of training, you can check it out here.
It cost $49 a month or you can go yearly for $495.
If you go yearly it covers your domain name at WA.
So you’re looking at two months free every year to build your own online business completely from home. Your business investment covers hosting, training, keyword tool, and perks like:
- Site Content
- Site Feedback
- Site Support
- Site Manager
- Site Comment
- Community Support
- Live Training
Now that we covered the cost and the perks, I really want to get into the investment and ways to pay for your premium membership.
I feel that this part is important because sometimes we may not think we have the money, but if you really think outside of the box, you may have some diamonds that you may not be aware of.
What Are These Diamonds?
I want to start by saying that WA is a diamond and if you want to keep mining to have a growing mining field, sometimes you gotta look for other diamonds to generate more diamonds.
Sometimes we may not think we are blessed when we really are. So what I’m getting at here is that, there may be cash where you may not think there is.
I know that we all come from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and different income brackets, but sometimes we really don’t look at what we have.
One Diamond Is Our Recycling
If you live in a household that doesn’t recycle, you may want to start because you can make money just by taking the time to put those cans, plastics, and metals to work.
On average in some states, recycling centers pay $1.50 to $1.90 per pound for your aluminum cans.
Sort them out into different bins and when the bins are full take them to your local recycling center and the money you make can go towards the investment of a business.
There’s no money coming out of your regular expenses and once you hit your $373.99 or more mark, you have a full year invested into a business.
Not only are you helping the environment you are also earning money to further increase your income.
Second Diamond Your Junk Is Someone Else’s Treasure
Have a yard sale. Not only are you cleaning out unwanted items that you don’t use anymore, but you are also making money towards your future.
Of course, you’re not going to give up all your treasures, but we all have stuff that we can get rid of.
Yard sales can be a one day or weekend event and at the end of the day, you make over $400 selling unwanted items along with putting it towards your future.
Third Diamond Is Looking At Your Budget
I know that we all spend senselessly at times. There is nothing wrong with splurging but if you have that entrepreneurial spirit, putting yourself on an expense diet might be the key.
Sometimes we may buy our lunches on a daily basis, or splurge on our coffee, movie night, and other entertainment expenses.
This diet is not going to be a permanent thing, it’s a diet that you can leave once you hit your goal.
You can start by really looking at where your money goes and start saving towards your investment.
If you just look at your coffee and lunches you pay 5 days a week, that is around let say 10 bucks a day 5 days a week, that is 50 bucks a week.
Within 8 weeks you can save $400 to make a business investment.
My Purse Is Heavy From Change
Also, your spare change you can put in a jar.
I know how quickly change can add up because spare change takes over my purse and wallet all the time.
Depending on how much you pay with cash, spare change can be all over the place.
In our pockets, in our purse, in our wallets, on the couch, and the laundry.
You Can Do A Combo Of Things
- Yard Sale
- A Budget
- Save Your Spare Change
Depending on your treasures that others may want, you can probably make a lot more just by having a yard sale alone.
I Already Recycle, Had A Yard Sale And My Budget Is Already On A Diet. As For Those Spare Change, I Use Debit Or Credit Card.
I completely understand because like I said, we all are different. You may want to look at this article I wrote regarding making money completely from home.
Depending on the days and hours you have available, you may find something that will fit your needs.
All In All
We may think we don’t have the money to invest in a business, however, we may have hidden treasures all over the place if we take the time to look.
It could be all those soda and beer cans that are not recycled, items that are taking up our space in our homes, or looking at how money is spent and taking the time to cut costs.
I’ve always had that motto in my life if there is a will there is away. You can certainly find a way if you take the time to look.
Remember today is the day! There is nothing wrong with checking Wealthy Affiliate out for free because there is no credit card needed.
When you get there you are going to find out why it’s time to put those hidden diamond treasures into use!
What is your take about WA’s membership, Tweet me @evelynbaz!