Wealthy Affiliate Review – Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit or Do They Have Too Many Good Reviews To Be True?

Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is regarded as one of the best affiliate marketing training programs out there. I mean, just look at all those positive reviews online !

Of course I still remained skeptical about it. How can every single review I find be good and why aren’t there any flaws to this program? Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

The only way to get to the bottom of this is if I join the program myself. I would say that their free membership sort of made the decision easier for me to dive right in.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate at it’s core is an affiliate marketing training program, with a focus of helping you create your own blog and using that blog to make money.

The owners of Wealthy Affiliate are Kyle and Carson.

When I dove right in I’ve noticed that the free membership gives you access to their first level of training.

Wealthy Affiliate Course 1

This is pretty cool because by the end of it you will have your very own fully functioning website.

There’s also a lot of other features in Wealthy Affiliate, from a live chat function to their very own forums. All in all it feels like a social media for affiliate marketers of some sorts.

Good for networking and getting guidance.

If you want to give it a shot you can sign up here for free.

How do you make money with Wealthy Affiliate?

If you follow the training this is what they’ll teach you ( feel free to cross reference the picture above ) :

  1. Choosing your niche, which is like a very specific segment of the market. Instead of going for a food blog, you go for something like a healthy organic food blog.
  2. The reasoning behind this is that there would be less competition.
  3. You then start building your website and write posts related to your niche.
  4. The secret here is that you want to do your keyword research to find a keyword that has less competition and a decent number of searches.
  5. Eventually your posts will get ranked on Google. This is when you’ll start getting visitors to your site.
  6. Rinse and repeat, continue writing posts, continue ranking on Google.
  7. You have to look for some affiliate programs and sign up with them, Amazon is a great start.
  8. You can now monetize your website with affiliate links or advertisements if you want !

The Basic Process of Earning Money Online

This looks fine on paper but does Wealthy Affiliate Really Work?

After browsing around their forums area it is possible to find some success stories from their members.

  • First Success Story :

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories 1

  • Second Success Story :

Wealthy Affilite Success Stories 2

  • Third Success Story :

Wealthy Affilite Success Stories 3

I obviously have no idea who these people are. I’ve just picked some success stories at random. I’m guessing the high earners are the more senior members at Wealthy Affiliate.

My personal view on Wealthy Affiliate after going through their training.

Just a heads up, this post was written after I went premium and I do promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate.

When I started, I was just like you. I wanted to make money online but I simply didn’t know how.

I decided to give Wealthy Affiliate a try and I will let the results show for themselves. It took me 6 months to make my first bit of money with Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affilite My Success Story

It isn’t much though but the training does work. I also took a break for a couple of months in May for my exams so I’m pretty happy with the results so far.

What You Get With a Free or Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate

Free Membership

  • You can create 2 free websites, however you don’t own the domains
  • Free website hosting
  • Access to the basic training and tutorials on the website
  • 7 day premium membership trial period, it unlocks some features like live chat and posting comments
  • You have access to their forums area which is full of useful information as well

I have a bit of a bad news for you if you’re from one of these countries :

  • Nigeria
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • India

I’m very sorry to say that Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t offer a free membership to people from these countries due to varies reasons.

I’m just as disappointed as you are but I’m sure that they have their reasons. There have been some good people coming up to me and saying that they aren’t allowed the free membership.

Again, I’m very sorry.

Banned WA Countries

Kyle is one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate. The good news though is that you can still go for the premium membership.

Premium Membership ( $49 per month )

  • Can create up to 50 websites
  • more added security and site support for your websites
  • free SSL certificate, which basicly means your website changes from http to https and is more secure.
  • Access to more advanced training and tutorials
  • Access to Wealthy Affiliate’s own keyword research tool
  • Live chat and access to their comments exchange platform.
  • 2 times higher commission if you become an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate

What’s in it for you if you join Wealthy Affiliate?

You might be wondering yourself, why should you join Wealthy Affiliate?

I’ll first have to ask you this, do you have a desire to make money online?

When I first started out I would see posts or stories about people saying that they have to grind or hustle and now they’re rich. This of course made me curious, I wanted to make money as well.

But my problem was what were these people grinding or hustling about? I get that it takes hard work to make money but I wanted to know how they made their money.

This brings us back to you, are you in that position where you want to make money, you’re ready to work for it but you just don’t know what you should be working on?

If so then this is what you’ll get out of Wealthy Affiliate – a way to make money online that actually works.

If you join Wealthy Affiliate you’ll know exactly what you should be working on so you don’t waste your time with meaningless or non profitable tasks.

My Opinion on when you should go premium

If you’re just a starting out I don’t recommend you go premium just yet. With no prior knowledge you would start at the basic courses which are free anyway, if you jump right into the more advanced ones you might not fully understand it. You should get started for free and start building your website and learn the fundamentals first.

Going premium gives you a lot of benefits and you should consider it if you’re serious about creating your online business. However you should upgrade after your website can earn you the fees needed to become a premium member. if not the $49 would be coming out of your pocket every month. Think about it this way, after making some money from your website you re-invest that money by going premium to grow your business.

What’s the real truth about Wealthy Affiliate?

Like I said there is a reason to all those positive reviews out there. Obviously after having checked out this program I will say that most of the reviews out there are accurate, Wealthy Affiliate is indeed a good program.

But this isn’t the only reason. The other reason is that within Wealthy Affiliate they have something called a Bootcamp lesson which is basically what you can choose as your niche if you have no idea what to choose.

The Bootcamp teaches you how to promote Wealthy Affiliate and this is one of the reasons why Wealthy Affiliate has so many good reviews.

Incase you haven’t noticed, this review is also part of the Bootcamp.

I would guess that there are a number of newcomers who don’t have a solid direction yet and will go with the Bootcamp. In one of the lessons they do teach you how to write a review with Wealthy Affiliate being your first review.

This however, does not mean that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam. From what I see they do not force anyone to promote Wealthy Affiliate and you can apply their training to promoting pretty much whatever you want.

What I like about Wealthy Affiliate

  • Beginner friendly, anyone can make money with their method and you don’t need much technical knowledge
  • The free membership means that you can give it a test run without having to spend money first
  • Up to date training. Throughout my time in Wealthy Affiliate there has been a number of updates. This is crucial because while there are a lot of good programs out there some of them may have outdated information
  • Very lively and helpful community. You can pop a question in the live chat or forums to get your answer. Also, the more senior members at Wealthy Affiliate would be earning a living online so it would be nice to get some advice from them
  • Pretty much all the tools you need in one place. Your website hosting, keyword tools, etc …
  • They have something like a platform for you to exchange feedback and comments on your website with other members, very useful

What I don’t like about Wealthy Affiliate

A lot of reviews don’t really touch on the cons so I’m here to give you my 2 cents.

  • Hosting is provided with their membership, both free and premium but from my time at Wealthy Affiliate my website has gone offline a couple of times
  • It can take a long time before you start seeing earnings like in my case. Then again it does depend on your effort. I’ve seen a member that started around the same time as I did and he’s already made 40+ sales.
  • Being somewhat like a social media there can be a lot of distractions especially in the live chat or forums. Other reviews would talk about this but I do want to see that sometimes the forums can be flooded with useless posts.

Conclusion

Does Wealthy Affiliate actually live up to all the hype?

In my opinion yes.

Is it the best affiliate marketing training out there?

It’s hard to say because affiliate marketing is a very wide field and there are a lot of different methods out there that you still need to learn.

Is Wealthy Affiliate worth your time and money?

This depends on what you want to achieve. It might seem a little too long to spend 6 months working on a site before getting your first income to some. See, you could just run some ad campaigns to get a head start but I didn’t have the money.

Therefore for me, using time and effort suited my situation and personally I do think it was worth those 6 months. I will continue to work harder at it to grow my income.

Do you want to join Wealthy Affiliate?

If you do, you can sign up here for free. Remember, their method requires effort and time on your part. If you’re not prepared to put in the effort Wealthy Affiliate may not be for you.






 

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29 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit or Do They Have Too Many Good Reviews To Be True?

  1. Mike

    Really an informative product review, and easy to follow and understand. I appreciate you sharing your view of the inside in such an honest way….
    Thanks

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thank you for the compliment Mike, really appreciate it haha.

      Reply
  2. Dira

    An honest review. I like that WA is free and everyone can join. And you are right one of the plus points of WA is that its Beginner friendly, suitable for those with no IT or Marketing knowledge.

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thanks alot for your comment :D, I’m actually a beginner myself and hoping that other beginners like me can find this golden opportunity.
      I wish you the best on your journey !

      Reply
  3. Dan Kenneth

    Lucas this is a wonderful review. I love your business mind and how you express genuine concern for the reader. Many are put off when money is demanded before knowing what they are buying but you have really nailed it with the great emphasis of free membership. Wow! With your review, its like a net cast out in the water and you will have an awesome catch of referrals.

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Yo Dan thanks alot for your compliment, really made my day and glad you liked it haha. My emphasis on the free membership is probably because I am a free member myself but I would definitely go premium one day, just too good to pass up.

      Anyway thanks for reading my review and I wish you all the best!

      Reply
  4. Kurtis Quick

    Hell yeah WA seems to be the place to be. Nice review! With all that training how could you not become more successful online! Time to join!

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  5. Ronny

    Great work here Lucas. Indeed WA is the place to be for every new internet or affiliate marketer. Thanks for helping people make the right decision with this great post.

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thank you as well for your compliments and best wishes 😀

      Reply
  6. Mark Baker

    Hey Lucas,

    What I like about your review is that it is very detailed and shows lots of inside views of the platform. Very useful. One question, is Jaaxy included for all members, free or premium?

    Thanks
    Mark

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thanks a lot Mark I’m more of a technical person I guess so I focus a lot on the technical stuff 😀

      Jaaxy is included for all members, anyone can sign up for Jaaxy for free even non Wealthy Affiliate members. I think Jaaxy is owned by Kyle and Carson too though.
      As a free Jaaxy member you get 30 free searches, and if you want unlimited searches you have to upgrade to Jaaxy premium.

      Hope I managed to answer your question 😀

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  7. Mary

    Hi Lucas,
    Wow! Very clean website and well written review coming from you as a new member. I’ve been a member for 15 months and I am just barely starting. Well done you’re on the way to success for sure.

    More success to you!
    Mary

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thank you so much Mary, there was actually a background picture which I liked but I got some feedback saying it made the text hard to read so I removed it, which is why I seems clean I guess haha

      I wish you all the best too !

      Reply
  8. Craig

    Hi Lucas.

    Great review. You provide lots of information in a very readable manner. I also appreciate the fact that you take the time to explain what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. I’ve seen a couple of reviews that will tell you the benefits of joining, but not what you are actually expected to *do*. From the look of your site, you’ve learned the lessons well, so that also goes some distance toward showing Wealthy Affiliate’s value.

    Well done!

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thanks alot Craig,

      I agree with your point, when I first joined Wealty Affiliate through a review I had no idea what I was supposed to do or how I was supposed to make money. Hopefully my review can help others in my position back then. Thank you for the compliment too by the way haha.

      I wish you all the best !

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  9. Steve

    Hi Lucas…
    You have presented a fantastic review about Wealthy Affiliate…
    If I wasn’t already a member I would be now!
    Their training has obviously worked for you and is reflected in the professional manner your site has been constructed…
    Much success to you…
    Kind regards
    Steve

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    1. Lucas Post author

      Thanks a lot Steve for the compliment XD
      I’m still learning and to be honest there are still some things that need to get done around my site but I’m getting there. Still more training needed.

      Reply
  10. Filip

    Hi Lucas, that is a great review. Really explains everything in depth. So easy to read and understand makes me wanna join again 🙂

    Reply
  11. Brandon

    Great review Lucas! With the information you provided, I feel like I know all that I need to know about Wealthy Affiliate! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with this review!

    Reply
  12. Andrei

    Great review!

    I was wondering if when you register at Wealthy Affiliate, it will require any credit card information or phone number. Thanks for your recommendation and I am looking forward for your answers!

    Reply
  13. Jess

    This is fantastic!
    Lot’s of great information and visuals, and you even fixed a problem I was having without knowing it (ssl certificate!). I also really like your mathematical breakdown of how to get your premium membership paid for… nice work!! 🙂

    Reply

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