Wealthy Affiliate Vs Four Percent Group
Four Percent Group
SUMMARY Wealthy Affiliate is designed for up to intermediate level online marketers. In it's 11th year WA had refined it's training ...it works!
It's NOT EASY the people who succeed have the PASSION for their subject to enable them to consistently work on their business even when they're may be no signs of success!
If you have that passion WA is great and it won't cost you a lot to build a REAL long-term business.
Most people don't have this level of PASSION!
Update August 2018:
Due to the Four Percent Group moving to a mostly free training led program some of the links on this page will not redirect correctly until the new Four Percent Corporate website is released Aug/Sept 2018.
This is for the most ambitious 4% of the online marketing population!
I'm a member and feel outside of my comfort zone, trying to learn this stuff is a challenge.
Vick teaches long term PROVEN business principals. It's not easy or fast. This is about building a real business the right way.
This is not easy but Vick will inspire many to push themselves.
Update 2018: Much of the Four Percent Group training will be 100% Free of Charge!
If you want a sample click here to watch a webinar of Vick showing us how to create a six figure sales funnel...
Wealthy Affiliate - Promises to train people how to make money through building a profitable website of their own. The mantra is to turn a PASSION into a long-term business.
Four Percent Group - Vick Strizheus is coaching members to become INDEPENDENT ENTREPRENEURS with the mantra "create don't compete."
Wealthy Affiliate teaches people how to pick a niche they're passionate about, how to research to find keyword phrases that are about that niche in order to create and post content on those phrases to your website.
Done correctly this will attract visitors from search engines which in turn can potentially be monetised through many different business models though affiliate marketing is the main focus of the training.
Wealthy Affiliate also teaches you how to promote your content through social media channels and optionally through paid advertising channels such as Pay Per Click.
Email marketing is another highly recommended marketing strategy that is also taught as an optional element once your business is starting to attract visitors.
Four Percent Group have a very ambitious objective to coach you into becoming an independent entrepreneur, and therefore covers topics such as mindset, resourcefulness, creativity, focus, determination before moving into more tangible subjects such as markets and business models.
The marketing strategy that Vick coaches is Direct Response Marketing.
Direct response is a highly targeted methodology requiring more skills, tools and therefore budget to implement.
Typically a direct response campaign will use paid traffic sources sent into a marketing 'system' designed to collect email addresses and provide very targeted follow up content across different mediums such as email, websites, sales funnels, webinars,etc.
Done correctly direct response marketing provides great value to prospects whilst converting a profitable percentage of people into paying customers.
For beginners learning direct response is a much steeper learning curve.
Update 2018: Over 50% of Four Percent Group training will be freely available.
Training is delivered in bite sized video with supporting text with check-listed action steps, and a community commenting thread to support each lesson.
This is a very easy format to follow and learn from.
Wealthy Affiliate have had over 10 years to perfect the training and it's delivery ...it shows.
Four Percent deliver training to their (free or paid) members via webinars and also subject based video tutorials.
Vick Strizheus so far delivers all the member training. Vick in my opinion is a charismatic and gifted trainer, BUT Vick is also the bottle-neck in the process of building out a complete training program.
Update 2018: Vick is now starting to bring in expert trainers to better serve his community... great 🙂
Some of the existing training including the Four Percent Challenge is being reworked to generalize the training for all markets.
Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?
In my opinion most people fail because they pick a subject that they're not passionate about. It could take a year of posting good quality (1,000 plus word content) at least once per week to start seeing signs of success.
My friend Geraldine does obedience training for dogs. I wouldn't hesitate to doubt Geraldine's success because she would happily post content on this subject for the rest of her life even if it paid her zero!
Me on the other hand, yes I'm interested in affiliate marketing, but not passionate ... it shows!
Does Four Percent Work?
This is a much harder learning curve than than Wealthy Affiliate, but if you 'get' this form of marketing the results will come faster and bigger.
But be prepared to invest in yourself, and tools to do the job.
How much does Wealthy Affiliate cost?
Test WA out 100% free see if you enjoy keyword research and content generation.
If you do upgrade to premium for $19 first month $49 per month thereafter.
Don't panic you don't have to stay a premium member for ever. Learn the skills you need and then drop back to free membership.
After that you only need a domain name (budget $20 per year) and hosting (budget $5 per month).
How Much Does Four Percent Group Cost?
Update 2018: Access to over 50% of Four Percent Group training is available for free on registration.
To follow Vick's recommended business set up will require the use of some tools and services...
- Business Domain Name
- Website & Hosting
- Funnel building service
- Email Service Provider
- Tracking service
Plus money for advertising / time for content marketing.
Here's my Four Percent BUDGET set up if like me you want to keep costs down...
How to get started on a budget?
This is easy WA is designed to let people try before they buy.
Interested? just do it.
How to start with Four Percent on a budget?
Vick promotes 'best of breed' tools and services which if you have the budget are awesome.
But I cannot justify all of them in my business.
Click here to see how I've shaved off well over $100 /mo recurring cost without compromising quality...
Update August 2018: Four Percent Group are currently in the process of building their new Entrepreneurs 'Hub'.
From Vick's description I think this will be a home page that welcomes people and gives them a menu of FREE training to choose from.
Premium training will also be available but I guess will be located further down the home page or under a navigation tab.
The core idea is that Four Percent Group 'serve' entrepreneurs and that service starts for free...
Check out The Four Percent free training here...