What’s Wealthy Affiliate About?

Product Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com (<— Click here to join)
Price:
Starter: FREE with a 7 day preview of Premium access!
Premium: $47/month.
Yearly: $359 (~37% savings vs. month-to-month)
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Rating: 98/100

WA log in page


Introduction and My Personal Experience

In a nutshell, Wealthy Affiliate is a huge community of regular, normal everyday people who help each other create an online business. Founded by Kyle and Carson in 2005, WA was created to teach you the right way how to make money from the convenience of your own home. No scams, no up-sells; just a great place to learn how to create a successful business on the internet.

My First Attempt at Online Marketing

Back in 2010 I tried my hand at online marketing, and purchased a 277-page e-book about it. It didn’t go well because I couldn’t overcome the steep learning curve. Support was available, but I had to scour different forums because nothing  was centralized. Nothing seemed to click, I struggled with information overload, and I was too scared of failing.

I figured I wasn’t cut out for it. I mothballed my efforts, but the idea of working for myself continued to intrigue me. The idea of breaking free from the drudgerous 9-5 job never died. A few years later I decided to have another crack at affiliate marketing.

Doing My Due Diligence

I’m not keen on the idea of siphoning off any cash to a product before researching it.

I saw Wealthy Affiliate mentioned briefly while reading a review about another work from home “opportunity.” I looked into WA a little before going with the other. Once I found the other program was just another dead end, I gave WA another look.Sherlock Holmes - Due diligence

I did my homework. I read all the reviews I could get my hands on, checked the BBB; I left no stone un-turned. I found a lot of good reviews, and very few poor ones.

I questioned the amount of positive reviews I read, and figured it was all hype. I created my “free” account with a skeptical attitude.

Within a few hours, my wall was filled with introductions/greetings from Kyle, Carson, and other members. This was unnerving at first, because who the hell is this nice online?!

I was impressed with the information Wealthy Affiliate and the community offered, yet I still remained skeptical. It took me a little more time before I took that leap of faith.

With the wealth of knowledge offered, and a community that will bend over backwards to help me out, I knew this place was for me.


A Breath of Fresh Air

It’s hard to find good help. A lot of online people tend to be brash, while others are only interested in a quick buck at your expense. This is where Wealthy Affiliate is different.

Relaxing Scenery

Wealthy Affiliate; a breath of fresh air from shady marketing programs.

The transparency is unreal, and the help you get is top-notch. When you’re stuck, the WA community will answer just about any question you have. There’s no such thing as a dumb question. Everyone helps each other out, and contributes the knowledge they gain. The Wealthy Affiliate community is very active and extremely helpful. They really want to see you to succeed! I have never seen anything like it.


The Good and Not So Good

The PROS

  • Signing up for a Starter membership is free. Keep your credit card in your wallet or purse
  • No annoying up-sells or high pressure sales pitches.
  • Honesty. No “gurus” trying to pull the wool over your eyes convincing you that you’ll be a millionaire in a month
  • Free web hosting
  • 2 Free websites for Starter Members
  • 2400+ WordPress themes to choose from
  • Website creation is easy. A hands-off approach to coding. No requirement to learn markup languages.
  • A very active and helpful community consisting of 100,000+ members
  • Your own blog
  • 24/7 support (Premium)
  • Live, weekly interactive webinars (Premium)
  • Keyword search tool (Premium)
  • Access to 13 different classrooms (Premium)

The CONS

  • Information overload, especially if you’re new to online marketing. You can overcome this obstacle quickly, especially if you ASK questions.

Is Wealthy Affiliate For Me?

If you sincerely want to create an online business, then this place is definitely for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re employed, unemployed, a student, single-parent, stay-at-home-parent, retired, or disabled. You can be a complete novice, or a seasoned marketing entrepreneur. Everyone will gain something useful from the training tools within Wealthy Affiliate.
People, world, everyone

Whether you have a hobby you’re passionate about, or not sure what direction you want to take, there are courses available for whichever group you fall into.


Training/Tools Overview

Wealthy Affiliate is packed full of learning resources to help you succeed with your online business. Here are some of the tools included with your WA membership:

The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course

This course is for those who already found a niche. Members who choose this route consider themselves ‘subject matter experts’ on a specific topic and want to create an online income from their passion/hobby. This course will help you build your online business around your niche.

WA-Certification-Course

The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course contains 5 phases. Each phase contains 10 interactive lessons for a total of 50 lessons in this course. Starter members have access to Phase 1, while Premium members have access to all 5 phases.

The Affiliate Boot Camp

Don’t know where to start? The Wealthy Affiliate Boot Camp to the rescue! Learning how to create a successful business online is challenging when you’re first starting out. Perhaps you want to hold off on the soul searching to find your passion in life. Do you want to start now, and hit the ground running? No problem! The Affiliate Boot Camp already has a niche and the product chosen for you, and you can begin immediately. The niche is “how to make money online” and the product is Wealthy Affiliate itself.

Affiliate Bootcamp, Phase 1
The Affiliate Boot Camp contains 7 phases with 10 interactive lessons within each phase. A total of 70 lessons in this course. Starter members have access to Phase 1, while Premium members have access to all 7 phases.

Both the Entrepreneur Certification Course and Boot Camp give you step-by-step instructions on how to build your own business from the ground up. The learning resources are constantly being updated, giving you an advantage over almost any training program out there.

Keyword Search Tool

This extremely useful feature will help you find popular, yet low-competition keywords that will drive Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Search Tooltraffic to your site. Type in a key phrase and this tool will give you a list of similar keywords being used, how often it is searched, traffic potential, and how many websites are targeting it.

Keyword research is a critical step in building your online business. If you skip this, then your site will stand no chance in making it to the first page of any search engine. Optimizing your site with the right keywords is a determining factor of your online success.

Live Chat

Are you looking to connect with others within the WA community? Do you have a question that needs to be answered ASAP? You can do both in real-time with Live Chat! Using the Live Chat feature is a great way to talk with other members, and get your questions answered quickly.

Website Creation and Hosting

Build a site without having to touch any of the code. Look at over 2400+ WordPress themes and find one which suits you best. Wealthy Affiliate provides excellent and free hosting to both Starter and Premium members; eliminating the need to pay for hosting elsewhere.

Site Rubix. Wealthy Affiliate's web creation/hosting service

Support

I’ve been raving about how great the WA community is throughout this review. I only say this because it’s true. I’ve never seen such a huge gathering of people online whom are willing to help HelpButtonyou out every step of the way. Wealthy Affiliate is the go-to place if you want to get your online business up and running!

Here’s the icing on the cake: Not only do you have access to other WA members, but you also have direct access to Kyle and Carson; the owners of Wealthy Affiliate! They’re active members within the WA community, and you can actually speak to them if you need help. There are very few online marketing programs which can make this claim.


Final Opinion/Verdict and a Special Bonus

Approval StampWithout a doubt this place is as real as it gets, and it’s 100% legit. With all the scams out there, WA is a safe haven for anyone who is trying to break into online marketing. I would be so much better off had I found this place 5 years ago. With all honesty, I regret that I didn’t.

Signing up is free, and you’ll get a full 7 days to explore the tools, training, and content.

To sweeten the deal a bit, if you sign up for a Premium Membership right now, you’ll receive a full month of access for $19. A 59% discount off the regular monthly price. That’s an extra 30 days of full access to everything.

Here’s another bonus for signing up: Additional web space to build yourself another 50 websites. 25 free Site Rubix domains, and 25 registered domains. I can 99.99% guarantee that you won’t find another offer like this.

I want you to make a promise to me if and when you join. I want you to set up your account, dig around, and give this an honest shot. See you on the other side! 🙂

Join Wealthy Affiliate Today!

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If you have any further questions, or want to share your experience you’ve had with WA or any other marketing program, please leave them below. I’d love to hear from you!

10 thoughts on “What’s Wealthy Affiliate About?

  1. Nicely Done. I noticed you said that you’ve been working at a snail’s pace. I assure you that you are not the only one. Your review looks good. You have a good amount of quality content. One suggestion I may have would be to possibly dial it down with the images, at least the ones unrelated to WA. I could be very wrong but I feel that the potential client may grasp your content a little more if there weren’t as many images. Again I could be very wrong but I thought I’d share.

    Ray

    • Hey Ray,

      Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if I overdid it with the images too. It’s a long review/article so I didn’t want readers scrolling down too far without some sort of visual image. I’ll go over it again.

      Thanks!

      -Chris

  2. Chris
    The information you provide is right on. The problem I had was I read alot of stuff before I got to anything about Wealthy Affiliate. Plus I think you could put more links to Wealthy Affiliate in your text. Sight looks great

    • Thanks Tracy.

      I’ll chop some content out. I didn’t put a lot of affiliate links because I don’t want to spam/bombard the reader with them. I appreciate your feedback. 🙂

      -Chris

  3. Hi Chris,

    For me personally I like visuals, I am with you also that if you have so much content, visuals break that down for the reader. Each to their own I suppose. All in all I think the review is great. A lot of information, I would definitely take into consideration your review for Wealthy Affiliate.
    Great work.
    Bec

    • Hey Bec,

      The main focus is the content. However, visuals make a huge difference and really supplement the content you write. I definitely see eye-to-eye with you on that.

      Thanks for reading and the feedback!

      -Chris

  4. Love the review. It was very helpful. It is very informational and easy to read. I too like WA, it is so easy to follow along in the classes and am still amazed at the price free to start!

    • Hey Regina,

      I agree! The training is excellent, and the support from the community is outstanding.

      It’s crazy that WA has been around for 10 years! I wish I would have found it sooner. Better late than never, right? Lol.

      Thanks for visiting, and the feedback!

      -Chris

  5. Chris,

    I appreciate your detailed testimony of Wealthy Affiliate. I too have a very similar track record when it comes to online opportunities. I have spent way too much money and am always skeptical when finding a “good deal” online.

    I have always been a face to face person, but I have been burned that way probably more so then online. When I saw that Wealthy Affiliates had a free try it opportunity and then saw that I could always keep it free that made my decision.

    I hope that I will find why going premium and spending the money will make sense, but even at that the costs seem very reasonable for what it offers. Hosting costs and other things that are included can cost that much so it seems like a good deal to me.

    Thank you,

    Adam

    • Adam,

      You have to be skeptical about online opportunities. After being burned so many times you start to develop a bit of paranoia. Hopefully it doesn’t get to the point where you see everything as a scam.

      When I first started at Wealthy Affiliate I thought to myself, “Great, let’s see how long this lasts.” Months later I’m still with them, and I plan to stay for the foreseeable future.

      You won’t be sorry for upgrading to Premium. What’s great about WA is the constant update of information. Kyle and Carson work hard to stay on top of the game, and share their knowledge with others.

      The benefits of WA far outweigh the costs vs. finding hosting your own and buying into another program. Hosting is included, and you have peace of mind that you’re getting a high-quality product.

      Thanks for your comment!

      -Chris

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