Should I Join Wealthy Affiliate?

If you’re asking, “Should I join Wealthy Affiliate?”… honestly, that all depends.

My goal in writing this review of the Wealthy Affiliate program is to help YOU come to an honest review, not only of the program, but of your own needs and desires, and how they may or may not be met by this program.

I’ll just say up front: It’s not for everyone. But on the other hand, it may be perfect for you.

Here are the Basics

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform which offers:

* 1,000’s of very detailed and relevant trainings and live classes in affiliate marketing

* support from experts in the field

* high quality web hosting

* free domain names of your own choosing (you can purchase .com domains later if you want to)

* web design components and web content creation software

* access to a keyword research platform (which greatly helps with SEO and Google ranking in any type of business)

* website analysis

* a large caring community

My Opinions and Ratings

First, I’ll give you my opinion and ratings. Then I’ll ask you some questions, to help you determine whether it’s right for you.

Price: FREE to start, upgrade to Premium for $49/mo
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Overall Rank: 97.1 out of 100

Who Could Benefit: 8.5 out of 10

The program is excellent! So anyone who puts the effort in will definitely benefit. But some people will not be motivated enough to work on it.

As much as I’d like to give it a 10 because of quality, I’m giving it an 8.5 in this area because I don’t want anyone to be discouraged after joining, thinking that it was so good that they wouldn’t have to do much.

That’s why I’m trying really hard to help you determine whether this is right for you.

Training: 49 out of 50 (see breakdown below)
Overall Flow of the Training: 10 out of 10
Video: 9.6 out of 10
Print Material: 9.9 out of 10
Upgrades and Improvements: 9.7 out of 10
Website Builder: 9.8 out of 10

I have paid good money for other training programs in the past. Oftentimes, there was a 30-day money back guarantee, which was nice because I could test it out.

In some cases, I asked for my money back, because I realized that either the training was so amateurish that it wasn’t worth nearly what they charged for it … or it was pretty good training, but assumed that I was at a much higher level already before starting the training.

In other cases, I “kept” the training. I didn’t ask for a refund. But I stalled out at some point because the training wasn’t as complete as I needed it to be.

With Wealthy Affiliate, it’s a totally different situation. The training is very comprehensive, and proven to work, even for those who are starting completely from scratch.

One of the best things is.. it is so easy to build a website in Wealthy Affiliate. Compared to other platforms I’ve used, Wealthy Affiliate takes the headaches away, and makes progress very attainable regardless of your skill level!

Cost: 9.6 out of 10

You can join for free and stay at that level for as long as you want.

Of course, you could enjoy more benefits if you upgrade to premium. It’s your choice.

You can’t get any better than free!

But since there is a monthly cost to the premium membership (or annual if you want to save money), it is something that you’ll have to figure into your budget, at least until you start bringing in the income to cover it.

Support: 10 out of 10

Support in Wealthy Affiliate comes from so many people within the community.

Those with more experience create training for others.

You can ask a question and get an answer within minutes.

Support is part of the “company culture.”

Proof of People Being Successful: 10 out of 10

I’m not talking about testimonials here. I’m talking about real people that you get to know in Wealthy Affiliate who have achieved success through WA.

They will gladly share their tips with you, helping you be successful, too.

Owners’ Success and Example: 10 out of 10

The Wealthy Affiliate platform and community are a tribute to the owners’ success.

But it’s not just personal success. They are committed to helping others succeed. And that is exemplified by their personal involvement in people’s lives.


So where are you at right now? Not in terms of skills, because that really doesn’t matter. But in terms of needs, desires, and time you could spend?

Are You Willing to Spend at Least An Hour A Day, to Build an Online Business?

If you would prefer interacting with people in person, or being active outside, rather than spend time on the internet, then Wealthy Affiliate is NOT for you.

If you’re looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, Wealthy Affiliate is NOT for you.

Four to six hours a day would be better than one, but I well know it’s hard when you have kids that need your attention. You have to balance the reality of your daily responsibilities and the time it takes to build a business.

I would caution you that anything less than an hour a day could lead to frustration because of slow progress. But a steady hour per day (or more) will pay off in the long term.

The main point is that you have to approach it as work, because it is.

I also know that there are times in life when you need money NOW. We’ve had a lot of those times. Those are the times when it might be good to sell something. Or do something like tutoring. But when you’re looking for the kind of income that comes from a job, whether part-time or full-time, you need to think of it as an actual job.

The question then becomes: Is this worth it in the long run? Is there potential in this “job”?

Within Wealthy Affiliate, you will interact with and learn from many people who have put in the time and effort, and reaped the rewards.

So if you’re willing to work, and if you would like to know that you are following a road map which will lead to success if you don’t quit, and if you want the assurance that all the directions and information are there, and that the experts really care, you will feel like you’ve come home when you walk through the Wealthy Affiliate door.

Would You Benefit from Training on How to Build an Online Business?

Since learning is such an ongoing thing, anyone can benefit from know more than they do right now. Wherever you’re at right now in terms of knowledge and experience, there is more to learn.

Within Wealthy Affiliate, there are different training formats to choose from.

* Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 lessons)

* Affiliate Bootcamp (70 lessons)

* Live Video Classes (weekly)

* Video/Text Tutorials (more than a 1,000)

Training is updated frequently, and new resources are made available every day. So as the industry changes, you can be sure that in Wealthy Affiliate you will be learning what “works” now.

The four basic steps you will learn are:

#1 – Choose an Interest

#2 – Build a Website

#3 – Attract Visitors

#4 – Generate Revenue

You will have to keep focused. But the training is all there. You won’t be left to figure things out alone.

Even the order of the training is very well laid out. You’ll know exactly what step to take next.

Would You Like Support Along the Way?

I think most people would probably say yes to this. Wealthy Affiliate provides help in many ways:

* Live Chat

* Comments

* Opportunity to ask questions on Blog Posts by members

* Private Messaging

* Website Support and Hosting Support

* Direct access to Kyle, who started Wealthy Affiliate (this may take a little longer than other forms of support, but he will get back to you).

Do You Already Have a Product You Want to Promote?

If yes, great. Wealthy Affiliate can help you grow and excel in getting your message or product out there. And you may even come up with additional ideas to expand on, by using the keyword research.

If no, no problem. Wealthy Affiliate can help you explore thousands of possibilities and come up with something that fits you.

Either way, the tools and information are there for the taking. It just takes time and dedication on your part.

But… How Can You Really Know for Sure?

It’s so much easier to try something out first, before making up your mind. Even better is being able to try it out before even giving your credit card information. It would be great to know that you can take your time, and not have to remember a certain date when you have to “cancel” in order to avoid being charged.

–> Click here to sign up as a member of Wealthy Affiliate for FREE!

Here’s something extra:

In the first 7 days, you actually get access to all the premium benefits! Then, yes, if you don’t upgrade, the premium benefits will end after 7 days. But… even if you don’t upgrade, you’re still a member! You can stay at the free membership level as long as you want to.

In my opinion, if you would be willing to work to build an online business, it’s better to make a decision from the vantage point of being on the inside.

There’s nothing to lose except the time it takes to check it out.

It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you’ve been looking for an opportunity that has all the pieces in one box. This is the biggest, most complete box out there!

You don’t have to think of a product first.

You don’t have to think of a niche first.

You don’t have to think of a domain name first.

You don’t have to know how to write a post or a blog entry first.

You don’t have to have experience with WordPress first.

Wealthy Affiliate helps with all these things!

In fact, if all you want to do is learn about any of these things, to see if this would be a direction you’d want to go in, it would be worth a few hours of your time to check it out.

–> Click here for a free membership with Wealthy Affiliate!

Special Bonus!

There is so much within Wealthy Affiliate, that you’ll feel like the whole thing is a bonus when you first walk through the door. And as I mentioned, you can stay at the free membership for as long as you want. But if you do want to upgrade to Premium membership in the first 7 days, I will give you a special bonus, which includes a 61% discount on the first month’s premium membership ($19 instead of $49).

When you first join for free, and create your account, I will see that your account is set up, and I will welcome you from within Wealthy Affiliate. At that time, I will let you know a little more about how you can get the most benefit from Wealthy Affiliate from the very beginning, and how to claim your bonus.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the space below.

Also, if you are already a member of Wealthy Affiliate, or have been at some time, I would love to know what you think about it as well.

–> Click here for a free membership with Wealthy Affiliate!






12 thoughts on “Should I Join Wealthy Affiliate?

  • July 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Site is very direct and to the point and gives good explanation of system. It should send people to the website for memberships.

    • July 23, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Thank you very much, Benjamin, for your suggestion! I have just added a link at the bottom to send people to the offer so they can sign up.

  • July 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, Danette. I found your article very interesting. Wealthy Affiliate is a community platform for beginners or web geeks. It helps countless entrepreneurs successfully run online business and is a very good and knowledgeable online community platform. When people visit your article, they will find it a good opportunity to make money.Your article is well explained, thanks for sharing.

  • December 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Thank you for this informative post, wealthy affiliate is such a wonderful place to join and I can seriously recommend it to anyone who want to build his own online empire. At first I was skeptical when I wanted to join but now every moment on the platform has been amazing ranging from trainings to easy guides to building a website.

    • December 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      You’re welcome, Clement. I totally agree. It actually gets more amazing the more I progress in working with it. The benefits are exceeding my expectations!

  • January 1, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Heyyyy… Yes and yes to all those questions and that is the reason why I am currently a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I’m doing all I can to build my niche website in order to fulfill my online dreams. Wealthy Affiliate has been so helpful to me. I know it may not be for everyone though. But it’s certainly for me.

    • January 21, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Thanks for your comment, Barry. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is great for those who can answer yes to those questions, and who would really like to help people online and earn money at the same time.

  • January 1, 2019 at 9:04 am

    When I discovered Wealthy Affiliate in 2014, it didn’t take me long to figure out that the platform is different from others. At that point, I’ve lost $600 to some bogus marketing class that couldn’t even teach me how to build a proper website and all the while- trying to sell me the million-dollar dream. So I was pretty cautious about investing in the next big program. 

    I decided to join the one-month trial and after setting up my site in less than a minute, I was sold. Needless to say, I am still part of the community today and even though I am no where near earning a passive income just yet, I am already making a small side income today. Now, it’s just the matter of scaling the entire process and going all out to make 2019 a successful one. 

    • January 21, 2019 at 9:03 am

      That’s very similar to my experience, Cathy. I lost money on other programs, but I am so thankful for Wealthy Affiliate! It has delivered even more than I ever expected!

  • January 1, 2019 at 9:11 am

    The truth is, not everyone will do well in Internet Marketing but we can choose to be among the few that would make it in this field. I must confess, since I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I have had no course of looking back. The trainings are awesome.  The problem with most individuals is that they don’t put to work what they’ve learnt and its sad to know that majority don’t even bother to go through the trainings.

    • January 21, 2019 at 9:14 am

      That is sad, Vwegba, that many forego the trainings. The quantity and quality of training on Wealthy Affiliate is amazing! I’m so glad you found WA and are working to build your own business!


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