A Candid Review about Wealthy Affiliate Program

A Candid Review about Wealthy Affiliate Program

Wealthy Affiliate

Is it just another scam?

After test driving this product, here’s my review about Wealthy Affiliate Program.

Wealthy Affiliate

Price: Free or USD$49 for Premium Membership
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: wealthyaffiliate.com

Overview

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is best described as an online community and a digital content and hosting platform for online affiliate marketers.  It was founded in 2005 by Kyle & Carson, and now twelve years on has over 600,000 members.

WA is a work from home business (or any location for that matter), ideal for the digital nomad of today, who is no longer constrained by four walls and a desk. You can access it, and the websites you build within the platform anytime, and from anywhere.

I originally stumbled across WA when I was researching content management systems and website hosting for a boutique accommodation business. As you’re not restricted to just promoting affiliate products through this platform – you can literally use the SiteRubix platform to build your website on any topic what so ever.

Pros

  • Absolutely FREE to join – unlimited free membership
  • 2 FREE Websites hosted under the free membership (up to 50 websites included under premium)
  • Extremely user friendly website
  • Excellent and comprehensive training from beginner to advanced levels
  • No credit card required on sign up – so no risk of unwanted payments being deducted from your card
  • State of the art website builder in SiteRubix, which utilizes WordPress
  • Hundreds of free templates to build your website
  • Includes SEO tools, Spam Blockers, Image Optimisation, SiteSSL, along with daily backups of all your hard work.
  • Premium includes unlimited hosting of email accounts for your domains
  • It’s super easy to transfer existing websites/email accounts across to WA.
  • Video and interactive training
  • Live chat & membership discussion.
  • The WA community foster the values of collaboration and paying it forward – so there’s always someone ready to help

Cons

  • WA is not a get rich quick scheme. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this is not it.
    • WA gives you the platform & resources to start your online business, but unless you put the hard work in, you will not achieve online success. Your results and what you get out of WA is completely up to you. Here’s a blog post from a Wealthy Affiliate member which answers that question very well – How long until you make money online? Short answer; it depends.
  • The training and tools offered under the FREE membership is enough to get you up and running, but you’ll be wanting to upgrade to Premium as soon as feasible, to get the full value out of the product. Again, this depends on what your online goals are – and the free membership may be enough.
  • WA have banned free membership from countries where online scams, and hacking are prevalent. That includes;
    • India
    • Philippines
    • Pakistan
    • Vietnam
    • Bangladesh
    • Egypt
    • Nigeria (Recently WA completely banned membership from people in Nigeria)

Whose it for?

In my opinion, this is an excellent product for beginners right through to advanced users.

The training is broken down into levels; from targeting complete newcomers to getting an online business up and running, to more advanced training on very specific topics like keywords, content, conversions, PPC campaigns and brand through media.

Advanced users will easily see the value offered through the SiteRubix website and email hosting. For example, if you’re planning to build and host multiple websites for you and/or your clients, this represents a massive saving at less than $1 hosting per month per website. You only need one or two clients to recoup your costs.

Training / Tools Overview

  • Step by step training on a huge range of topics, from finding your way around their website, to choosing a domain name, creating your own website, content writing, to generating traffic and monetizing your site.
  • Training content is continuously being updated and refined by the online community, you can search on virtually any topic and the answer will be at your fingertips.

Technical Support

You can access technical support in a number of ways;

  • through live chat with other members
  • discussion boards
  • Site Support for SiteRubix – response times are typically within 2 hours
  • direct message to Kyle or Carson – their response times are typically within 24 hours

Pricing

There are two levels of membership, a completely free option (for unlimited time) and a paid version for Premium membership at USD$49 per month, which unlocks the full functionality of the site.

You do NOT need a credit card to join up, as the free membership is not simply a ‘free trial’, it’s free for an indefinite period.

Overall Ranking: 9/10

Conclusion: Wealthy Affiliate is by far the most interactive, helpful and thorough Affiliate Marketing platform online today.

If you want to turbo propel your online writing business and have access to all the tools you’ll ever need to succeed, Wealthy Affiliate is going to be hard to beat.

I hope you enjoyed my review about Wealthy Affiliate Program. If you’d like to leave a comment,  please do below, I’d love to hear from you, Cheers, Karen

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Thank you for the post! I love the content! You have explained WA well, and I’m sure as you know already that the system is one of best out there.

    I , like many others, enjoy the site, the community, and every lesson that helps you acheive your goals.

    Thank you again!

  2. Jesse says:

    Hi Karen. Well done on your review, You Have great content in it & its straight to the point I wish you all the best on your endeavors at WA & continued Success on your Journey kind regards JesseB1

    • admin says:

      Hi Jess, thanks very much for dropping by! I appreciate the feedback about this article and see that you’re also involved in wealthy affiliates, so it’s good to connect! All the best, 🙂 Karen

  3. Hi Karen. Love your site, informative and honest opinions. Some great advice, I have unfortunately fallen for a few scams myself, like my mom used to say, it is too good to be true then it is. I am a member of WA and agree with you, it is the best online training for those who want to get it done right, but you gotta do the work.

    • admin says:

      Hi Claudio I agree with you, there are so many features in wealthy affiliates that you certainly get your money’s worth; but at the end of the day if you don’t put the work in you’re not going to see any results. glad you enjoyed the review and many thanks for leaving a comment 🙂 kind regards Karen

  4. Frank says:

    Hi Karen. Excellent attempt at an objective review of WA, until the 10/10 rating gave you away:-). Kyle didn’t even rate his own business that highly when he reviewed it. I know where you’re coming from though. It’s hard to be critical about anything relating to WA. It’s absolutely the best thing that I have ever come across online.

    All the best and keep working hard.

    • admin says:

      Hi Frank, you make a very good point.
      I guess nothing in life is perfect, but as far as online communities and all the value you get from this platform, I’ve been very hard pressed to fault it.
      What might make it better? hmmm… maybe a way to print money perhaps? If only it were that easy!
      But if someone’s prepared to put in the hard work and commitment to building a sustainable and scalable online business, then this is certainly the vehicle to get them there (IMHO), and that’s why I gave it the 10/10 ranking.
      Thanks so much for your feedback it really is appreciated.
      All the best, Karen

  5. Hope says:

    Well, I fell for WA back in January of this year. It’s certainly a “my way, or the highway,” kind of thing. It isn’t a scam if you just want to put up a site based on whatever niche you’re interested in, (regardless of whether it’s too broad or not,) it will teach you the basics of that. The bootcamp is a bit suspicious though. It teaches people to get into a niche that’s already overly saturated, and write reviews like your’s that just say WA is the best thing ever.

    • admin says:

      Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I think with anything, it’s up to the individual to put the effort in, to get the value out of it. For me, I already feel like I’m getting huge value as I have four websites that I’ve moved across to WA, and this is certainly saving me significant $$ in web&email hosting alone; not to mention having access to site Rubix which is awesome to use for WordPress. It’s just taken the hassle factor out of website management for me. My personal opinion only, and I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t get the same value from their platform. All the best, cheers, Karen

  6. Hi Karen:
    Wealthy Affiliates is indeed #1 Affiliate Program It has the greatest helping community and is loaded with a wealth of superb information.
    I wish you the best from México to West Coast New Zealand my friend.
    Eugenio.

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