My Top Two Recommendations

By | May 30, 2016

Wealthy Affiliate Digital AltitudeI know what you are thinking, “why top two recommendations, why not just number one?”  Well to be honest with you, both are great!  It really just depends on each individual situation.  One option is for someone who has a limited budget but still wants to learn how to be successful online(WA).  The other is for someone who has some funds available and wants to build a business online faster, while learning how to make it sustainable (DA).

My top two recommendations are Digital Altitude and Wealthy Affiliate.  They are both amazing systems but very different.  Wealthy Affiliate is a platform in which you can learn a lot from the community directly on their website.  Digital Altitude gives you a private coach that you must talk to in order to unlock levels as you go along.  Digital Altitude also has a very active Facebook group where you can ask questions within the community.


Some Background

The first thing you need to do when entering the any online business, is to cast away all of your preconceived notions that you will make one million dollars overnight.  This is not going to happen.  There are so many get rich quick schemes out there.  Looking to part you with your hard earned cash.  I know I have tried many of them and lost money.  I used to do it to try and make money from them, now I do it to test them so you don’t lose your money.

So how long will it take you to earn your first dollar online?  Well it really depends on you.  When I first started I had no idea what I was doing.  I floundered for about a year until I found WA (Read Full Review Here).  Then I learned a lot and now I understand.  Once I joined WA, I earned my first dollar within 30 days, it was actually $8.  I never looked back after that.learn to earn online

No I have ventured further into new territory.  I started taking a look at Digital Authority (Read Full Review Here) about a month ago.  I paid the $1 trail then quickly upgraded to the Climber level at $127 per month.  I also purchased the Rise program so I could get credit for those sales.  I earned my first money from DA within 5 days of starting and it is already gaining momentum.  Okay so why 30 days with WA and only 5 with DA.

Well a couple of reasons.  With WA I wanted to take things slowly.  I started building websites and letting organic traffic drive the business.  With DA, I understood how to produce a campaign already, although they go through this process with you in DA.  I started driving paid traffic to DA and had good results.  I found the more paid traffic I drove the more I sold.  It really is a matter of numbers.

One key point is neither of these programs are get rich quick schemes.  They take time to build the following you need and a lot of work on your part.  I have yet to find a program that does all the work for you and you don’t have to do anything.  If you find it please let me know.

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Wealthy Affiliate(WA) has a free trial and a discount on the first month if you go premium in the first week.  Digital Altitude (DA) has a $1.00 two week trial before you pay the monthly dues.  At the entry level DA it cost about the same as WA.



With WA you can promote any system you want, DA you can do the same but if you promote their product you can earn up to 60% commission.  WA has one level of referral commission, where DA has up to 3 levels. If you promote WA you can earn almost 50% commission.

If you promote WA the highest monthly commission is $22.50 per month reoccurring, after the first month with no additional systems or products.  DA has monthly commissions starting at $15 per month going up to $60.30 per month reoccurring, after the first 2 weeks.  DA also has other products that can generate commissions of up to $12,000+ per sale! That is not a typo, I said $12,000.

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Two Programs for Two Different People

As I eluded to in the first paragraph, there are actually two different sets of people out there. People who are hobbyist and want to learn how to make some extra money online and those that want to build a large, sustainable online business.  One does not preclude the other.  I wanted to do both, but didn’t have the funds to really go all in.

I, personally, started out trying to see if it was even possible to earn money online.  This is why I personally started with Wealthy Affiliate, not to mention DA was not available yet.  You can ready my full review here. Now I have proven that I can make money online, I constantly check out new systems to find out which ones are good and which ones are not.  I am not afraid of taking some risks and see what works and what doesn’t.


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Digital Altitude on the other hand is really an education platform that really is a business in a box.  It is a premium product that not only teaches you how to build a 6 figure online business, but also has many done for you solutions.  This is really for any level of person who wants to build an online business, and is willing to do what ever it takes to succeed.  You can read my full review here, but be forewarned it is a very long post.


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If you have any comments, questions, or own personal experiences with these products please leave comments below.  I love to hear from you.


When you buy something from this website, I may receive an affiliate commission. These are my opinions and are not representative of the companies that create these products. My reviews are based on my personal own experience and research. I never recommend poor quality products, or create false reviews to make sales. It is my intention to explain products so you can make an informed decision on which ones suit your needs best.


4 thoughts on “My Top Two Recommendations

  1. Ken

    I really want to give DA a try, but after the trial period I won’t have the funds to pay out $100, $300, or more to reach certain levels. I’ve read many reviews of how they work with the upsells.

    1. Marc Post author

      Thank you for the comments about DA. Yes DA can be expensive. You dont have to upgrade to anything, but the reality is you should position yourself at least at Rise rank, to make any real money with it. You do not need to upgrade your level from Walker to Hiker or Climber; these levels are to increase your down-line reach, for the most part. The ranks (Base, Rise, Ascend, Peak, and Apex) are all one time payments not monthly payments. You will not get a commission for a rank you do not own.
      If you are looking at learning to build an online business and dont have the funds for DA, I would highly suggest WA as that is where I got my first successes with websites.
      Thanks again for your comment. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

  2. Tim

    Hey thank you Marc for this post I’m currently looking for opportunities online to generate an income for the up and coming months and this post has really helped me as well as made me intrigued as to how to earn online.

    One question I have is how do you pay taxes for these online websites? Or is there a tax threshold?

    1. Marc Post author

      Great question. What I do is keep track of all the transactions and give it to my accountant. I think it is best to let the professionals handle taxes. That way you dont get in any trouble. There are thresholds, but I am not a tax expert in anyway so I cannot give you advice other than see a tax professional.


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