Wealthy Affiliate Review – Is it a Scam

By | April 19, 2015

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Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Price: 0$ Starter Membership (create your free account)

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Rank: 98 out of 100


What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online community that trains you to build your own successful business online. You are most likely here because you search for a way to make money on the internet. Affiliate marketing is a growing sector of the internet and it is totally legit.

Certainly, there are lots of products out there that claim that it will be easy to be rich quick. When you go on their website they show you the luxury they “own” and claim that you could achieve the same within a short period of time. I bought a few of them and never made it. It was either too difficult for me to do or I didn’t have the right training and when I did there was no really support when I got stuck.

Wealthy Affiliate is the longest standing and most innovative business community on the internet.


How does Wealthy Affiliate work?

There are four steps to be completed for a successful online business:

1. Choose an Interest

What interests and hobbies do you have? Millions of people have the same and are searching for ideas, products or help on the internet.  You can narrow down your topic and can help them on a specific term.

2. Build a Website

Most people get a headache when they think of building a website. At Wealthy Affiliate, you can build a website in a few minutes.

3. Attract Visitors

You need visitors to your website or you do not have a business. In Wealthy Affiliate you learn how to drive lots of visitors to your website. When you offer helpful content that visitors want to read and search engines like, you will have tons of traffic on your website.

 4. Earn Revenue

Now you have visitors and can promote products for Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Google and many other companies and earn commissions.


Pros and Cons

The Pros:  Wealthy is for everybody if you are a Newbie or an Expert. All the necessary training and tools are provided. You do not need to search for and buy additional tools outside of Wealthy Affiliate. A big advantage of Wealthy Affiliate compared to other training websites is the huge community of more than 200,000 members who help each other to succeed.

The Cons:  There is only one minor problem for some people in the beginning. It can be a little overwhelming when you first come to the platform because of the vast amount of training and tools, but when you follow the Getting Started training it will fall in place quickly.


Who is it for?

If you are a beginner you probably ask yourself if this is too difficult for you. This is the best of Wealthy Affiliate; you do not need any experience at all. If you are an expert; you can still take advantage of the advanced training and the community to bring your business to a higher level.

So, who would benefit from Wealthy Affiliate?

  • Stay at home moms and dads
  • People looking for additional income
  • People looking to replace their income
  • Students
  • Retirees
  • Business owners looking to expand their business
  • People looking to get marketing, finance, or business education
  • Retired Veterans/disabled Veterans
  • People who want to sell their own products
  • Newbies
  • Experienced Marketers


What is included?

In Wealthy Affiliate you get:

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Classrooms In Wealthy Affiliate

  • 2 free Websites
  • Hosting + website/hosting support
  • >2400 templates to choose from
  • Keyword research tool
  • >1000 complete training modules
  • Interactive classrooms
  • Live Q & A webinars
  • Live chat
  • Support 24/7/365
  • Classrooms on specific topics
  • Access to owners (competent experts with >10 years’ experience)
  • Low competition hand-picked keyword lists

Wealthy Affiliate is the only platform on the internet that offers all this and where the owner takes the time to respond to questions and offers help.


How is the Support?

Since I have in a former adventure experienced how it is when you have a problem and you cannot reach anybody to get help at the time you need help?

Wealthy Affiliate offers timely and quality support with:

  • Live Chat 24/7/356
  • Interactive discussions
  • Live Q&A webinars
  • Access to experienced members
  • Access to the owner

Significant support is given by the community. Simply ask a question and lots of experienced members will answer even at 3am. The owner and I will be the first who will contact you and welcome you to our community. You can reach out to us and ask for help at any time.


What does it cost?

 Contrary to other programs, where you would pay for a platform like this hundreds of dollars, here you will pay nothing. Put your wallet away and discover Wealthy Affiliate. WA offers two memberships.

Starter Membership: Free

You will have access to the community, 2 free websites, research tool, 2 classrooms, live chat, and 500 training modules.

You are able to find if this is for you. If you decide you want more, then you would consider upgrading.

Optional Premium membership: 47$/month

Starting a business costs usually thousands of dollars. Even when you start building an online business you will need a website company, a hosting provider, a keyword tool and all those require fees. You will need to search for resources and answers on marketing and other questions you have. This costs a lot of time and effort and maybe additional money when you buy those “educational courses’ that often turn out to be scams.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you have all this in one place for 47$/month, but this is really optional.

You can experience Wealthy Affiliate for free which is pretty rare for a platform like this.


Create your free account.


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To your Success,


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8 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – Is it a Scam

  1. Cathy

    HI Anne,

    I have been a member at Wealthy Affiliate for a year now and I can testify one thing. Beware of the information that’s coming your way because it’s going to overload the capacity of your mind as a new online business owner. WA is all about training and taking action. It has no room for scammers or spamming activities. Try doing that in the community and you’ll be warned or worse, get kicked out.

    1. Anne Post author

      Hi Cathy, you are right. When I started with WA a few months ago, I was overwhelmed by the vast amount of information. There is so much to learn and I had to force myself sometimes to stay on the track and to go through the training lesson by lesson. I discovered interesting topics and got a little distracted. I realized then that I was not ready yet to implement what I read. So, I had to take back my curiosity a little and followed the training and at the time I came to these topics I found myself better prepared for it.
      Wa is indeed no place for spammers and this is one of the main reasons I like Wealthy Affiliate.

  2. Dorian Frungillo

    Hello Anne! Im here to tell you that I have been a Premium Member for a while now, and I am so happy with WA. I spent a lot of money in other programs that were only promises. WA is the real deal. Free Membership, two sites, hosting, support, a community that helps you on the spot, and all the material to learn how to build and promote your business online. It is hard to beat a program like that you know… Anyway. great review, I hope you keep bringing more reviews on other products. Many Blessings!! Dorian

    1. Anne Post author

      Hi Dorian, you are right. There is no other program out there that can compete with Wealthy Affiliate. I also tried a few other things before and as stated on my website, I lost much money. Thanks for your thoughts.

  3. Cameron G Boren

    Anne. Very nice review. Clean and informed. It is a very professional piece of work! I agree with the comments made above regarding the true nature of WA and how Kyle and Carson have set it up and for what reasons. I am very impressed with what they have managed to teach me in such a short order of time, and all the while being able to retain what I have learned. That is a testimony unto itself of the authenticity of their program and the idea isn’t to sell to one another, but to sell ourselves to the people outside of WA just like you and I, who are looking for answers just as we did. And we were looking for honest answers with real solutions!
    Very nice review. Much impressed.
    Sincerely Yours. Cameron.

    1. Anne Post author

      Hi Cameron, thank you for your comment.Since I know how hard it is to find the right program that teaches you Internet Marketing the right way, I am glad that I found WA and that I am able to help others on their way to success.Kyle and Carson constructed a great platform and built a community you will not find anywhere else.

  4. ken

    As a current member of WA. I have tried a number of different programs that attempt to get you on the right track and claim to help you. NONE have the training and support you will find inside WA.

    1. Anne Post author

      I agree, Ken. Wealthy Affiliate is awesome in everything, but especially when it comes to help and support. I have never experienced a support like I find here in WA.


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