Have you run across the Wealthy Affiliate University? or the Wealthy Affiliate Online Business Community? Trying to figure out if you want to join or think it might be a scam? Read my review before you decide.
Price: Free $0 Starter Membership
Review: 5 Stars out of 5 Stars
Owner Profiles: Kyle and Carson
Simply Put: WA teaches you how to make money with a website.
I have been involved in Internet Marketing for over 15 years. I got started selling advertising on a major Vertical website company back in the late 90’s. I have sold websites and marketing services. Everyone wants to make more money. The Internet has helped a lot of people gain exposure and test out ideas for business. Wealthy Affiliate was started by 2 guys that were successful in making money from the Internet – Kyle and Carson. They have created an online business community that brings together people wanting to learn more about Internet Marketing and earn an income from the Internet. I have tried a lot of different things over the ears. This site has a tremendous amount of training videos, tips and articles to get started.
Pros and Cons
Pros of WA Free Membership:
- Free to Start
- Training Videos and Tutorials
- Live Support Help
- Over 1.5 Million Members Worldwide
- Free Website
- Access to Experts
Cons of WA Membership
- Overwhelming if you don’t follow the training and take it step by step. There is a lot of training. Don’t try to do it all at once.
- There are times when the community does not have as many online – Most of the support is provided by the members. you may have to figure out best time to find someone to help with your issues.
Wealthy Affiliate is an online community membership site..that offers a lot more than products. Its training and support provided by a lot more than the owners of the website. If you have a question, as a member, you can login and join the chat. Other members will answer your questions or tell you exactly where to go to find the answers. This saves a lot of time when you are getting started.
Website Hosting and Online Website Builder
As a starter member you get a free WordPress website. WA provides a website builder that is easily learned if you follow the training. Use the step by step guide to build a website the right way so that you can start to capitalize on your product ideas.
There is so much to cover..I’m not going to try and list it all – My recommendation is to Join Wealthy Affiliate as a FREE Starter Member and see if its right for you!
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You know joining under the free option really makes sense. Especially for those that are new to IM and maybe not sure this is the direction they want to go. Good review
The free website hosting looks like a good deal. Is it any good?
I like the video, it’s simple and there are none of these big flashing scam buttons like “money guaranteed” or other similar things. Thanks
Good, concise review, Bo. People are much more likely to read something of this length.
A review I can trust from someone who really knows the business. Thanks. I’m following your link.
There is a lot of great information over there! One of the best things is the wordpress express tool. I have built about 25 sites as part of the program an they all seem to be running pretty smooth.
Ok! But are you making any money?
With WA? Yes I am!
I joined in order to take advantage of the first lesson. It taught me how to set up a self hosted WordPress website and how to market it. I joined as a Premiere (only free and Premiere memberships, no sell up) so I can take advantage of the advanced training.
This is by far the best training and support site on the internet. What you do with it is up to you.
Sounds like something I can try
I get your point, but i dont know how you can do a real review without ever being part of the program.
It’s like me reviewing the Insanity Workout as bad, and not even doing it myself.
I actually signed up for a free acct, and i too am somewhat skeptical. I’m waiting until real products come out from Rippl before making a proper evaluation, so i’m netural on its legitimacy.
But to make a review on a product that you aren’t even in, how is that even credible? that’s actually the complete opposite of credible as far as i’m concerned.
Not sure if you meant to leave this comment here or another post.
I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate, upgraded to premium and have no plans to ever leave.
Rippln? that is not what this post is about.
Hi Bo, Great to see an honest internet marketer. I have been involved in IM since 1999 and have made my living online since then. I was once a premium member of WealthyAffiliate back in 2006 and was really happy with the product, the support and training. Keep up the great work buddy! See you around the interwebs, checkout and post a comment on my website 🙂
So you said that; “I was once a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate back in 2006 and was really happy with the product”
So that means that you are Not a member now! Why are you not a member and making money?
Why did you Quit?
I can’t speak for Thatcher, because I don’t really don’t know his entire story. I can tell you his LifeIsGreen website is probably generating a nice income for him.
Some may decide they do not want to promote the wa community, they get the knowledge they want and leave.
Some may decide to launch their own membership site and therefore leave to support that site.
Some may decide they just don’t have the desire to make money with affiliate marketing and leave.
I can tell you unless Kyle and Carson make drastic changes, I will be a paying member of wealthy affiliate for a very long time. I paid the $299 on Black Friday last year on a special promotion. Prior to to that I paid the $47/month for 12 months.
Great Website Bo, I really enjoyed the to the point information.
As a member of Wealthy Affiliate I can definitely say that it is an awesome honest community.
This is a great account of what Wealthy Affiliate is about and why you should definitely join the community.
Hello there I’ve just randomly got into this website and read the review of WA. I got questions thou. I’ve already got a domain and created
A website. If I sign up, do I have to follow the steps on creating a website or can I just skipped it?
Joining Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member is FREE – I highly recommend going through the first course if you plan to build a website to generate money from affiliate programs. Even if you know how to build websites, I am confident that there are steps that would be missed or done incorrectly. These steps will ultimately save you time required to build a site that earns money.
I agree Bo. Like Christian, I was building WordPress websites and thought I knew what I was doing. WA taught me so much in that first lesson that I upgraded to Premiere
@Christian, you can start where you want and pursue anything that interests you. I’m taking classes a step at a time, but I also check out anything and everything that interests me.
I like the Reviews; But No body has said anything about How much money they are making and another thing; nothing has been said about the Monthly charge of Forty-Seven dollars!
You are correct there is a premium membership upgrade that currently cost $47/month or $359/Year. It’s not required to upgrade, but I think it is well worth the price for everything you get from the community. I am not sure if you are truly interested in the program or just here to bash it. It’s not for everyone. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely not a “Buy a Program and wait for the money to roll in” kind of product. Its access to training, website hosting, website support, and quite a bit more. Have you joined as a free starter member? You are not required to upgrade. You are given 2 free websites and are given an affiliate code that will pay you for promoting the membership to others. Some people totally get it. Some don’t. Some people upgrade and stay. Some people upgrade and leave. Some people start college and finish. Some people drop out.
I can assure you that if you decide to join the site, you will get the knowledge and training to help you succeed in online business. You still have to apply yourself and build that online business.
Let me know if I can help.. on my wealthy affiliate profile
I am currently building a new online marketing web site hosted by GoDaddy. If I join, can I continue this hosting using the training and tools available with Wealthy Affiliate?
You don’t have to host websites with wealthy affiliate. Is your godaddy website built in wordpress? WA teaches and trains on the wordpress platform.
I’m going total devil’s advocate pessimist. I’m the embodiment of skepticism here. Just cancelled my membership from a “school” that will remained unnamed. Out of the blue, their site stopped working and I hear their founders moved on.
I have to be skeptical, right? Look at this from a non-member beginner’s side. 20+ websites praising the holy goodness of WAU and hardly NO bad reviews? Then, on top of that, each and every one says “Click my link to join!” and all the commenters are members. I mean, why would a member want to read and comment on a review if they’re already members, right?
I have to tell you, after reading through the online war with Lis vs Site Build It/Ken Evoy and their cult-like tactics (help praising sites, spam criticizing sites to death) then coming this close to Empower Network that had MLM written all over it (that and the ridiculous 4-figure upsell), I have to say, WAU is fitting the mold. The only reason I stopped here is because your site is of the very few I’ve read today to NOT say, “If you don’t like WAU, you can come back here and yell at me.” as if all of these “honest reviews” are following a script and your site is one of the few with commenters who are not members yet. However, to quote Mortimer Duke in the 1985 move Trading Places:
“Whether our clients make money or lose money, Duke and Duke get the commissions.”
So, what is it, Bo? Are you making money because you’re following their classes, or are you making money because I clicked that link up there? How do we know that you’re not deleting the comments that says that WAU is MLM with huge upsells beyond that too-good-to-be-true $47/month deal? I know that IM requires dedication, focus, hard work, and never a get-rich-quick mentality and I’m willing to put in the time and effort even if it takes months to make dollar one.
I’m going to join regardless, but if you give me an honest answer (considering these posts may be moderated and may not even see the light of day, you can email me personally if you like), and I’ll bookmark this site and specifically click your link.
Thanks for the comment. Did you think I would not approve this comment and post to my website? I welcome your concerns. You are right, there is a lot of crap out there that scams people out of their time and money. My first comment – WAU is NOT MLM. you only get paid a commission for what you do. I do not benefit financially from what my referrals do..so if you join through my link (you said you are joining… I indeed hope you joined through my link, but if you didn’t it’s okay. I will still help you), I will not make anything from the people you may bring in to the community. BUT I will benefit from more active people in the community that provide insight and interaction at WAU.
You will not get hit with up-sells.. there is only 1 upgrade and no additional products to buy You have access to everything for the one monthly payment.
I make money from what I have learned, not just from the people that click on my link and join.
Either you’re really honest or a damn good salesman. I’ll give it a go. Thanks.
I would like to know what about if WA teach you how to use auto responder ?
and how to write letters?
Certainly – Check out this link Setting up an Auto-Responder
so what is it that you WA sells? and how do you make money?
WA is an online community that teaches you how to sell or how to make money selling just about anything. Some people push products on Amazon. Some of the Members have connected to other websites and get paid sending traffic and buyers to them…If you join the site as a starter member and go through the online course, it will make a lot more sense
Exactly, all these forums are full of chat, and the one person trying to promote it with positive hypes. But to get down to the nitty gritty, does it really work? Do you really make money, at least a part time supplementary income. And most of all, what the heck are you marketing, product or service?
Pop over to the website.. Free Starter Membership and go through the first course. You can make money if you follow the lessons there and build a website using their methods.
Bo, it seems as if with the number of members that WA has, that it will be hard to come up with a profitable niche.
This question came about from your post on 3/16
How many niches do you think are out there? I am just throwing a figure out there… hundreds of thousands of Niches are still very profitable – take a look at this niche lesson
Thanks Bo! From what I have seen so far, Kyle & Carson have covered viritually everything in detail. In spite of you saying you don’t gain anything financially immediately from me joining under you, I am going to do so in the near future for your knowledge of WA!
I don’t remember saying I don’t gain anything financially… I get paid a commission if you join the site and upgrade to premium member.
Hey Bo. nice site. I just came across this thread now (about 2 months too late!).. But i too am a member of WA. I must say it is the best Internet Marketing training program I’ve seen, and I’ve been in this game a few years, and made a ton of mistakes… WA is basically an online marketing school which teaches people how to set up and run (the RIGHT way) an online business. For answers to other questions here e.g. which niches and how much money can you make, go to my website listed here for the answers. But yeah, I’m with Bo on this one… if you want to learn internet marketing, you can’t really go past WA. Cheers Bo, keep up the good work. best, Steve 😉
Wealthy Affiliate has been teaching their way of doing IM for years now. The best way to know if this is right for you is to just join. You’ll have to experience it for yourself.
Thanks Corrisa! You are right. Joining WA is the first step to advancing your IM Business
I am also busy with WA and the training is very legit and good. It is not like those other places which promise $$$ over night, but if you stick with it, you will succeed. 🙂
No Doubt Viljoen! Good Luck with your website and online business!
It’s a legal pyramid scam people buy, in the markets flooded why would amazon pay you when people can just go to their site directly,20,000 “members” 300 a year top guys millions a year not to mention money’s from people that pay awhile and drop out members try to get people to sign up and they get half the sign up money that is how they make majority of the money not on the sites they produce.
You say it is a legal pyramid scam. Obviously you admit that is legal.. from there, I think the rest of your comment is unfounded.
Amazon does pay a lot of affiliates for sending traffic to their website. Do you think their program is bogus? I don’t personally generate any income from Amazon. I have focused on other products that pay me more than amazon affiliate referral commission for products I promote. I do do know people that are still doing quite well with their affiliate program.
People join and people leave. Some join the free starter membership and never upgrade. What have they lost? Some join and build successful businesses getting referral commissions from big box retailers. The money is out there.
Pyramid? The founders get paid for providing the tools and website. The members get a referral commmission for bringing other members on. It stops there. I don’t make any money from Wealthy Affiliate unless they join through my referral link.
I would venture to say the majority of people that do sign up and choose to leave later.. would probably not agree with your SCAM comment.
Yea pretty good trying to convince people to join wa but you should tell the truth and also say 99% of people will join and never make a dime
Thank you for complimenting my recruitment efforts. It is an affiliate marketing training website for people looking to create an income from the web. I know this is possible. Anyone that follows the training will see it works. I think your 99% is a little exaggerated, but maybe you are right if you include the people that come and get a FREE starter account then leave.
I doubt 99% of the people that join and pay the premium fee would claim they never made a dime or saw zero value in what they learned. It is not a get rich quick program.
I would like you to tell the people exactly how much you make on sites that promote products not referrals to wa Nathanial admitted when he said he made 11,000 a month it was years ago and it seems to me any money’s made now would be referrals to join wa sure there are thousands of niches but people can just login to direct sites you have my email if you want to reveal your earning truths
Dave, Check out this link..
I sold tickets for an event 2 years in a row. This was not WA, and I didn’t earn the entire amount of sales. I made a commission for sales. It was a nice bump….
I saw starter member will get a free WordPress website, does it include domain and hosting, it’s right ?
No, you do not get a free domain with the free websites. The websites are hosted on the siterubix.com domain as subdomains.
If you upgrade, you can add domains registered outside of WA or you can choose to register one there.
This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information.
Thanks for dropping by. Let me know if you have any more questions about WA.
Making money through internet is a great idea and I am sure many people would be interested to join online course that teaches how to earn money through a website. Thank you for sharing this information. I will surely visit Wealthy Affiliates.
Millions have joined the site. I hope you had a great experience at WA.
Thanks a lot that is awesome!
Thanks for the compliment – Have you ever been a member of Wealthy affiliate?