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Hiya folks, I’ve just been reading about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans for ‘leaving’ the Royal Family! They claim that they intend to be financially independent and to that end they have unveiled a secret website they built in March last year. So now I’m wondering is Sussex Royals – Meghan and Harry’s website hosted by Wealthy Affiliate? If not it should be and here’s why…….
Although Wealthy Affiliate is available free for Starter Members , I would imagine that Meghan and Harry’s budget could stretch to include the extremely reasonable $19 price tag available for the 1st month’s Premium Membership. Indeed one would hope that the princely sum of $359 ($299 if they took advantage of the Black Friday sale in November 2019) wouldn’t be too harsh a pull on the apparently still royal purse strings!
I’ve been recreating how I imagine the conversation could have gone in my head for my own amusement:-
Harry “Meg darling stop binge watching Suits on Netflix (of course it’s not the same without you but Harvey still rocks!) and let’s talk about our plans for the future.”
Megan ” Ok babe, I’ll just put the wee man in his bed (she probs wouldn’t say it quite like that but I’m the one putting the words in there so…)
Harry “So we’re really doing this abdication thing yeah”
Meghan “Yeah babe, we want more family time, more at home time, less flitting about, get our carbon footprint right down in line with our eco plans”
Harry “What we need is a way to be financially independent, you know work for ourselves, support ourselves and our boy while still achieving our goals. Thing is while we’ve both earned money before, you as an actor and me by being Royal, we need a way to continue to monetise our royal connections without resorting to the Bank of Grandma!”
Meghan “If we really don’t want to earn the Queen’s shilling we”ll need to get some wallets set up and start accepting crypto”
Harry “Crypto? You mean like Bitchcoin and Ethnic Rum?
Meghan “Bitcoin and Ethereum, silly!
Harry “Not what Grandma calls it!” She’s not so keen on money that doesn’t have her face on it! How do you know so much anyway?”
Meghan “I’ve been following the creator of this blog, she’s called PurpleLioness83, she’s just started her own crypto journey and she’s putting what she’s learning about it on a website she built herself.
Meghan “Everyone and his dog has a website these days, maybe we could try that” “I’ve had a wee surf and come across something called affiliate marketing that I think might be right up our royal street”
Harry “Sounds interesting, do tell!”
Meghan “Well you know how whenever I wear something it gets sold out in the shops pretty much straightaway?”
Harry “Umm no I didn’t know that, why would people buy something just because you wore it? Do they buy the things I wear? I mean I know people buy Father’s biscuits but they’re yummy and organic so why wouldn’t you want them but clothing, really!”
Meghan “Try to keep up babe! No, they don’t buy the clothes YOU wear, you spend most of your time in fatigues and a helmet hardly daywear is it now!’ ‘I, on the other hand am the Duchess of Sussex, everyone wants to wear my duds, I’m young, beautiful and fashionable, I’m married to a Prince and have a gorgeous baby boy – women worldwide want a piece of that and wearing the clothes I wear is one way of feeling like that”
Harry “Ok but when I wanted to wear your knickers you told me off for being pervy!”
Meghan “Harry! Shush you’re going to have to stop saying things like that if we’re going to have a website! The internet is forever y’know it’s not like Xeroxing your butt at the office party!”
Harry “You did not!”
Meghan “Didn’t you?”
Harry “Can you imagine the headlines if I had!” Sadly no, my office was in the sky or a tank no room for a photocopier” You know it’s on a mobile phone somewhere though – fairly sure Wills has a copy! Anyway enough about my behind, how does people buying the clothes YOU wear make US money are we going to buy a fashion retailers, set up a preloved shop or are we hocking your gear on Flea bay?”
Meghan “Seriously Harry, I’m going to stop telling you if you don’t stop being facetious”
Harry “Ok sorry darling go on tell me how we’re going to profit from your Duchyness?”
Meghan “Right, I’ve found out that this affiliate marketing business means you can make money without having to make anything, stock anything or indeed sell anything!”
Harry “Not sure we can sell anything anyway, fairly sure that Jeff Bezos chap has got the entire internet for sale on his Amazon website!”
Meghan “Right if you’re done being a royal p in my a!
Harry “So we’re back to your behind again, don’t mind if I do!”
Meghan “THIS is our website – while you were admiring my behind, I just built it”
Harry “Wait, what! That wasn’t there a minute ago! How did you do that?”
Meghan “Finally something other than my butt got your attention! I just built it on this platform called Wealthy Affiliate”
Harry “But you just DID that in front of my eyes! How, where, what? I’m confused!”
Meghan “Sit down before you hurt yourself babe and I’ll show you”
Harry “You’ve really got my attention now, when did you learn to code? That wasn’t in your security dossier!”
Meghan “You don’t know everything about me babe! A lady needs a little mystery, keeps things interesting. Don’t worry tho I’m not about to pull on a hoodie and sneakers and start speaking in bits and bytes. I’ve been trying to tell you I built it on this brilliant platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
It took less than 5 minutes, I learned how by following the tutorial provided by one of the clever peeps who founded WA, I think his name was Kyle or was it Carson”
Meghan “Short for Wealthy Affiliate, catchy isn’t it?”
Harry “Yes, it is rather, so they taught you to code in a few minutes – wow you were wasted on Suits you should have been working at Apple or something!”
Meghan “No, no nothing like that! They do all the technical stuff, all I had to do was follow the video training and they walked me through the buttons I needed to press to produce the website and wham bam splat! Just like that we’ve got a website all our own – our first piece of online real estate! Clever huh?”
Harry “I’ll say, what are we going to call it?”
Meghan “Really Harry, must I do everything? I built it, you name it and make it good!”
Harry “Ok, ok umm what about? Duchy something, no been done! Wonderful Windsors Website?
Meghan “Er, nah!” “We’re not Windsor’s, we’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Back to the drawing board, Hal!”
Harry “Righto, this is harder than I thought!” “Megs?”
Meghan “Yes, Harry”
Harry “I still don’t understand how we’re going to make money?”
Meghan “Right that’s it I’m going to my bed”
Harry “Yes, yawning, it’s getting late let’s get back into this tomorrow”
Meghan “Oh no, not you Prince Procrastinator! You are going to sit here and have a proper look at the WA platform and learn what it has to offer. You can have a go free as a starter member, see what it’s all about and find out how your pretty wife built a website in 5 minutes flat, then you can tell me what you’ve learned in the morning”
Harry “Whatever you say, my lady love – I’ve got to admit I’m curious to know more”
Meghan “Night babe”
Harry “What’s that, oh yes, good night- ooh now what does this button do…..?”
Next morning Harry bounces bleary eyed but excited into the bedroom.
Harry “Wake up Meg, I’ve got so much to tell you!”
Meghan “Have you got tea?”
Harry “No, but …”
Meghan “Babe, you know ‘no tea, no talkie”
One hastily ordered pot later……
Harry “Now take a look at THIS”
Meghan “Wow Harry! You have been busy! Were you up all night?”
Harry “Well, yes but I barely noticed the time till I heard the birds singing!”
Meghan “I can see that! So you see what I mean about WA, isn’t it amazeballs!”
Harry “I’d go so far as to say it’s whiz bang! We’ve gone premium by the way”
Meghan “Lol, already! I knew you would, what swayed it?”
Harry “I could see the benefits straight away, the starter membership is great and free so what’s not to like but we are serious about our financial independence so you know we need to invest in ourselves to achieve what we want and I saw the price tag as a small one for what they provide and what we could do with it”
Meghan “Couldn’t have said it better myself babe, go on then, show me what you’ve created while I was sleeping”
Harry “Check me out!”
Meghan “Ooh where’d you get that pic of me? What are my hands doing? Is that lady looking at me funny?”
Harry “Oh shut up, you look beautiful and it’s a lovely pic of Grandma too”
Meghan “S’pose!, what else ya got? Ohmigosh, I remember Ireland! That was one of our 1st official trips as a married couple – look how cute!”
Harry “Working that hair, those teeth, hehe”
Meghan “Did you figure out how we’re going to make money?”
Harry “I did darling. It was all laid out in the lessons at WA, we need a niche to monetise, we’ve got the website now we just need to write about our passion and publish it on our website”
Meghan “Do we have a niche?”
Harry “We do, Meg”
Meghan “Are you going to tell me what it is?”
Meghan “Harry!” swipes him with cushion
Harry “Oi, careful, it’s treason to damage the royal personage don’t ya know, fairly sure I could have you put in the Tower or something for that!”
Meghan “Shut up Harry, that’s not you it’s your Granny or your Dad, no one’s coming to clap me in irons for battering you with a sofa cushion! Besides you forget, I played a lawyer I’d get my charges reduced to a fine before you can say Zane, Specter, Litt! Now are you going to tell me what our niche is or do I have to pin you and tickle it out of you!”
Harry “No, fair you know all my weak points! Ok, ok calm woman, put the cushion down and I’ll tell you! Actually you’ll be able to find out the answer to that question on our website because our niche is …….. being royal!
Meghan “It took you all night to come up with THAT!”
Harry “Stay with me please my love, more tea?”
Meghan “Always to the tea question but back to how being royal is gonna make bank!”
Harry “It’s all explained in the videos, Meg, you know how you were saying that people would buy the clothes you wore, you were not kidding! I think we can go one better though, quite a few better actually. We are in a quite unique niche as royals and we can leverage that to our advantage”
Meghan “Leverage huh, learn that affiliate marketing lingo at WA did you?
Harry “Yep, that and so much more”
Meghan “I’m beginning to feel like I’m pulling teeth, do I need to get the cushion again?”
Harry “Whoa, hold your fire woman! I thought you’d read all this yourself on the WA website”
Meghan “I did, I just want to hear you say it, I like the excitement in your eyes when you’re explaining how you’re going to shape our son’s future with your own hands”
Harry “Yet, you feel the need to batter me with soft furnishings to achieve that!”
Meghan “Sometimes you have to sweat a little to get what you want, no pain no gain and all that!”
Harry “I agree with that at least, it’s going to be a lot of work but we can use our royal connections and your Duchyness to help people who want either a taste of the royal life – the clothes, the cars, the houses or who can actually afford the trappings – the horses, the private jet, the yachts. Now I’m off to find an affiliate link for a chinook because I know a guy!”
Meghan “Does our new venture have a name yet?”
Harry “Sussex Royals because we are!”
Meghan “Hmm Sussex Royals, I like it – I think I can hear Archie stirring, I’ll go and get him so we can both give you a big kiss”
Harry “You know of course it’s all for him in the end”
Meghan “Harry, we’re going to be alright aren’t we?”
Harry “Yes , Meg, I rather think we are !
Wee disclaimer – This conversation never actually took place anywhere except inside my head. It is just a story I made up to introduce you to Wealthy Affiliate. I don’t know the circumstances behind Meghan and Harry’s website (it’s where I got the pics from*), I’m sure Harry did not wear Meghan’s pants and I have no idea how they address each other at home or how the Queen feels about crypto!
What I do know is that I built this website and two others (babybore.co.uk and babybore.com) which are still in production on the Wealthy Affiliate platform with zero previous experience of online marketing. When I first came across it I didn’t even know what the word affiliate meant, I actually had to look it up. I bought the babybore.co.uk domain on Go Daddy for 99p 10 years ago but didn’t know how to build a website so I just left it as it didn’t cost me anything for it to just sit there. I have since learned how to bring my website over to WA (ongoing baptism of fire only made possible by the incomparable Site Support at WA!)
When I joined Wealthy Affiliate in May 2019, I found out I could provide content for my website using the tools provided here and I just haven’t looked back. It’s not for everyone, you cannae get rich quick here and it helps if you have good English, spelling and grammar but there are tools and plug ins for most things, a fantastic community falling over themselves to help you and the opportunity to build a real and lasting business which can earn you money while you sleep – and according to Warren Buffet (one of the richest people in the world) that’s the way to do it.
If you’re interested in running your own business and working towards a more time rich and cash rich existence, click the link below and find out how you’ll be helping me get an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas and how you can even get paid by WA just by giving your opinion of other people’s websites. That’s correct – one of the fantastic features available to premium members is a comments platform where you can get paid to check out other people’s websites and talk about them, pretty cool, huh?
If you’re still not sold on the idea, check it out for free as a starter member, I’m pretty sure you’ll go premium fast or I’m not going to Vegas and Mama’s going to Vegas I’ve already got the T-shirt! Thanks for reading – if you’ve any questions please comment below and I’d be happy to help you.
*(Full disclosure – All the above photos are screenshots from Sussex Royals website except the first and last ones which I just downloaded off the interweb!)