Wealthy Affiliate Review

An inside-look into one of the most talked-about affiliate marketing training courses online (from a 6+ year premium Wealthy Affiliate member).

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Over the years I have written plenty of Wealthy Affiliate reviews and the reason why I keep writing new ones is because every year, Wealthy Affiliate undergoes massive updates that most definitely warrant a new review.

Welcome to my latest Wealthy Affiliate review - for those who are not yet sure what I am talking about, Wealthy Affiliate is what I consider to be the best affiliate marketing training course ever created. (might as well call it now).

It's where I myself learned how this whole online business thing works and I also credit the training available inside Wealthy Affiliate (WA) as my lifesaver because thanks to WA; I now live a life of unrestricted freedom outside of the rat race thanks to my online business.

If you're here to find out whether Wealthy Affiliate is a good training course or a scam, then here's your quick, short answer;

>> You will not find a better training course than Wealthy Affiliate.

If you want to know why I rate it so highly - and why it has been my #1 recommend course for many years now - keep reading as I am about to share with you everything you need to know about Wealthy Affiliate.

What You Get Inside Wealthy Affiliate


  • The OEC Course (50 lessons)
  • The Affiliate Bootcamp Course (70 lessons)
  • 13 Affiliate Marketing Classrooms
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    A Community of 1,4000,000+ Affiliates
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    24/7 Live Chat 
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    24 Hour Support
  • Free Web Hosting For Your WordPress Site
  • Website Feedback From Qualified Experts
  • Free Keyword Research Tool
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    One-on-One Support
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    Weekly Live 1-Hour Webinar
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    and much more...

My Wealthy Affiliate Journey (June 2012 Till Today)

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This is my profile on Wealthy Affiliate, you can drop me a message with your questions here.

What an incredible ride it has been with Wealthy Affiliate. 

At the time of writing, I have been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for ~6 years and to be honest, I don't ever plan on leaving this community.

The funny thing about all of this is that I initially joined Wealthy Affiliate way before that, but immediately quit because I was not convinced it was the right option for me.

At that time, I was all into the fast cars and mansion lifestyle that all the scam courses used to pitch, so after seeing Wealthy Affiliate talking about "working hard", I decided to look elsewhere.

After getting scammed a few more times and being on the verge of giving up, I remembered about Wealthy Affiliate and decided to give it a go. This was June of 2012 and I have never looked back since. 

I came into Wealthy Affiliate a proper mess - I had learned all the bad ways of doing things, I had failed with a couple of niche sites I had attempted and WA was literally my last hope. 

Then I started WA's training, and after a few months; I made my first sale (you can see my post celebrating the first sale here) - the sale was $0.84c! 

Yep, after months of hard work; I had made less than $1!

'Wealthy Affiliate doesn't work!"

That's what many would say and just give up here, but to me those few cents were god-sent as I had proved two things :

  1. The Wealthy Affiliate training does work!
  2. I can definitely make money online.

From that day onward I was hooked and it was the same day I become a yearly premium member at WA (more on this later).

Needless to say, since then I have been making more than $0.84c and now I run my affiliate business full-time.

I gotta tell you; it feels great to be the boss and I credit Wealthy Affiliate for every single cent I've ever earned as if it wasn't for WA, I sure as heck would not have made it through.

Ok, that's all great and I hope you enjoyed my story but;

How can I make YOU another WA success story!?

Let's get back to this Wealthy Affiliate review and you'll see for yourself! 

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

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Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training course which over the past 13 years has evolved into what I believe to be the absolutely authority in affiliate marketing training courses

As you'll come to find in this review, the value offered inside WA is unmatched and while this review will be as in-depth as humanly possible, I am sure I will leave a lot of features unmentioned so the best way to really discover what Wealthy Affiliate is all about, is to become a member yourself.

I will show you how to do that soon, but let's first take a peak inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

A Look Inside Wealthy Affiliate (What To Expect)

The "Online Entrepreneur" Course (5 Levels x 10 Lessons Each = 50 Lessons)

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The "OEC" course, which means the "Online Entrepreneur Certification" course is the first stop for all hopeful super-affiliates joining Wealthy Affiliate for the first time. 

This course is where you will learn how to kick-start an online business with the affiliate marketing business model. Its content is split into 5 different levels with 10 lessons each - which I'll explain soon.

There's no restriction as to how quickly you go through this course; but the lessons (+ the accompanied tasks) are set up so you go through one every day, meaning you will need ~50 days to complete the course.

Note: For the OEC course and every other piece of training inside Wealthy Affiliate, I have to warn you not to skip lessons. The courses are laid out in a day-by-day, task-by-task structure for a reason and that is to help you build on an ever-increasing strong foundation.

Take as much time as you need with each lesson / course but make sure you do the steps as they are laid out in the training and do not jump ahead without doing the tasks. If you don't plan on doing this, might as well not do it at all. 

Now that we covered that, let's explore what the OEC course is all about and what you'd be learning:

Level 01: Getting Started Course

These are the first 10 lessons of the training and they are structured to take you from a complete beginner, all the way to having your own website up and running already.

Here's what you will be learning in your first 10 (free) lessons:

  1. Getting Rolling
  2. Understanding How To Make Money Online
  3. How to Choose a Niche
  4. Building Your Own Niche Website
  5. Setting Up Your Website
  6. Getting Your Site Ready for Search Engines
  7. Creating Your Initial Content
  8. Creating Menus on Your Website
  9. Understanding Keywords & What They Do
  10. Recap (What's To Come)

Once you have completed all 10 lessons, each of with comes with their own videos and daily tasks (about 3 a day), you are then ready to progress to the second level of training. This time around; you'll already have your website set up and ready to start making money.

I won't go into the same lessons-by-lesson detail for all the levels as this would keep you here forever, but I'll tell you what they are all about:

  • Level 02: Building Your Own Traffic-Producing Website (10 lessons)
  • Level 03: Making Money (10 lessons)
  • Level 04: Mastering Social Engagement (10 lessons)
  • Level 05: Achieving Maximum Success With You Content (10 lessons)

The "Online Entrepreneurship Certification" Course Member Reviews

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The Affiliate Bootcamp Course (7 Levels x 10 Lessons Each = 70 Lessons)

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This is the second 'major" course you'll find inside Wealthy Affiliate and this one will show you how to start your business promoting Wealthy Affiliate (and the affiliate marketing niche) itself.

Although it is not required; many members who end up being successful at WA will eventually decide to promote Wealthy Affiliate knowing well that what they are promoting actually works (this is also why I have made Wealthy Affiliate my business).

With that said, you can also go through this course while not actively promoting WA and instead adapting the lessons you learned in the course to whatever niche / industry you want. 

Just like we did with the "Online Entrepreneur" course review above, here's what to expect from the longer, more detailed Affiliate Bootcamp training course inside Wealthy Affiliate. 

Level 01: Getting Your Business Rolling

Here are the first 10 lessons of this course:

  • Getting Started
  • Choosing Your Direction
  • Building Your Website
  • A Website Look Around
  • Activating Your Plugins
  • Getting Your Website Ready For SEO
  • Your Initial Framework Of Content
  • Understanding The Keyword Research Process
  • Creating Thoughtful, Insightful Reviews
  • The Exciting Journey Has Begun

It may look similar to the "Online Entrepreneur" course (OEC), and you're right; the first one is but these lessons are much more detailed and direct as you know what you will be promoting (i.e Wealthy Affiliate).

Of course, once you start going into level 2 and above, things will start taking a different direction.

Here's what you can expect from the remaining 6 levels of WA's Affiliate Bootcamp:

  • Level 02: Content, Keywords & Conversions
  • Level 03: Giving Your Site Social Value
  • Level 04: How To Build A Brand Online
  • Level 05: Knowing & Understanding Your Audience
  • Level 06: Bing, Yahoo and the Power of PPC
  • Level 07: How To Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

The "Affiliate Bootcamp" Course Member Reviews

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13 Classrooms To Explore

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Not that the staggering amount of training offered in its two main courses - 120 lessons in total - aren't enough, but Wealthy Affiliate also has 13 different classrooms brimming with additional courses, guides and training. 

This is where you will find a collection of tips, advice and commonly asked questions regarding a specific topic.

As you can see from the image above, you can browse through the classrooms one by one, all focused on a specific topic and you can also see the top contributors, how many guides are in there etc.

As you can see, the "Authoring & Writing Content" classroom alone offers 12 videos, 6 mini-courses, 54 tutorials and 7 webinars - that's a lot of content you can be learning from.

Here's what all the 13 classrooms are about:

  • Getting Started
  • Authoring & Writing Content
  • Email Marketing
  • Everything WordPress
  • Social Engagements & Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Program
  • Website Development & Programming
  • Local Marketing
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Video Marketing (YouTube)
  • Keyword, Niche & Market Research

Just to give you an idea of what to expect in one of these WA "classrooms", here's a screenshot from inside the SEO classroom, which is where I spend most of my time inside WA:

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Weekly Live Webinar

Now this is a free weekly webinar, but it's available for premium members only.

Every Friday evening, Jay (@magistudios) - one of WA's leading members - gives us a "live class"(called WAbinars in Wealthy Affiliate).

These are not your typical "free" webinars you find online either where half the time is spent on the introduction and the other half is spent pitching you a product.

These are hour long information-only webinars with a live Q&A at the end where you can ask questions to Jay on the topic of the day.

I's also good to note here that the webinars are recorded and available for replay and once inside the member's area, you will find a collection of webinars that go back for years.

If, like me, you're outside the US and the webinar happens to be at some crazy AM time (mine comes up at 3am), then you can wake up the next day and watch the repeat.

Here are some of the previous webinars / Live Classes we had:

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SiteBuilder Platform

Would you be surprised if I told you Wealthy Affiliate offers free websites to all their members?

It may sound too good to be true, but believe me; it's very much true.

  • As a free Wealthy Affiliate member, you get 2 free websites.
  • As a premium Wealthy Affiliate member; you get 50 free websites.

For the free members, there's the Siterubix platform which is WA's own propriety WordPress site builder and for premium members, all you have to do is buy your domain, which can also be bought thanks to the 'SiteDomains" feature inside Wealthy Affiliate (explained soon).

As a premium member, I can host up to 50 free websites - (yes I do mean fifty, not five) - which at the minimum of $10 per site per month, this would save me a total of $500 per month.

Of course I do not own 50 websites, but I do have 7 websites hosted in there and that means I am already saving $70 per month (with a premium membership that costs me just ~$29 per month).

But wait; that's not all.

The SiteBuilder has 7 main components which are available to you as a premium member and they are:

SiteManager

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This is where you can see all your websites in one place + other information about them that may be useful.

You'll also get to see your SiteHealth, which gives you a clear and direct indicator as to how your website is performing from a search engine's point of view to plugin status, updates available, etc.

SiteBuilder

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Do you know how long it takes to build a website with the SiteBuilder tool? About 1 minute.

Yep. That's all it takes. You simply gotta see it to believe it - I can't even explain how and why it's so quick.

SiteDomains

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Not too long ago, Wealthy Affiliate launched their own domain registrar which goes by the name SiteDomains.

What makes SiteDomains better than more household names such as GoDaddy or Namecheap?

The fact that they offer free 100% security and back ups, free speed boost and even free site emails (name@yoursite.com) all of which would cost you ~ around $50 per month is it weren't for SiteDomains.

The cost of buying a domain from Wealthy Affiliate? $13.99 per year. 

Again, I know it sounds unbelievable, but Wealthy Affiliate delivers!

SiteContent

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Another great tool which admittedly I do not use often is the SiteContent tool, which allows you to create content inside WA and then with a click of the button, it published on your WordPress site.

Why is this important?

Because this tool gives you instructions as to how your content would likely perform in the search engines by measuring your keyword density, grammar, word-count etc.

Highly useful for those who may not quite yet understand how to write an article for SEO purposes.

SiteComments

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Now this feature I love.

Comments are amazing. Both for boosting engagement and also your SEO. The SiteComments feature allows you to "request" genuine comments form the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I'm not talking about the typical "great post bro" comments. These have to pass through a checklist first before the comment can be submitted for your approval which then once approved, it will appear on your website.

This feature is incredibly useful as comments continue adding depth to your blog posts, which help you get more traffic and ultimately; more conversions.

SiteFeedback

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SiteFeedback works very similar to SiteComments but instead of community members leaving comments on your website, they are leaving comments on WA about your website.

Want to know how your header looks, how your content is displayed or if your sidebar is "too cluttered or not"?

Easy; just ask WA and one of the community experts would be more than happy to provide feedback for you.

SiteSupport

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Something misfiring?

It's not common but when it happens, all you have to do is shoot a quick email to a SiteSupport and they will immediately help you out.

& I'm not talking 12 hours later, I'm talking 3 minutes later.

Yes; the support system is unbelievable here. Again; I have no idea how they manage to pull it off.

Who Is Behind Wealthy Affiliate?

Now this may not be important for you to know, but it's also what makes Wealthy Affiliate so popular and so loved.

One unique thing about it is that the two people behind Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle & Carson) are still very much active in the community providing support, engaging with people, giving advice and answering community questions.

This is not as common as you man think. It's very rare for a course to have the ability to ask questions and seek one-on-one mentorship, let alone the creators actively engaging.

You - yes you - can get in touch with the either Kyle or Carson through their profile page and yes; you can expect a reply failrty quickly too. 

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How Much Does Wealthy Affiliate Cost?

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You'd be forgiven to think all of this value will cost you an arm and a leg, but you'd be wrong.

You can actually start using Wealthy Affiliate today, for free! 

Here's how the pricing structure is set up:

The Free Starter Membership ( $0 - free as long as you wish)

This is the entry level membership of Wealthy Affiliate and I suggest you start from here.

Anyone can join WA as a starter member and you can stay on as a free member - no credit card required - for as long as you want. 

Yes there may be some restrictions but even as a free member; you should have enough information available to start earning from your new online business.

My suggestion would be to first join as a free member, and then take advantage of the premium membership 1st month offer (if you like what is being offered in there).

The First Month Premium Offer ( $19 - for your first month)

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If the free membership is not enough to make you believe in the power Wealthy Affiliate and its training, you can take advantage of the first month premium offer which would allow you to enjoy full unrestricted experience just like a premium member for only $19.

Once your first month is up, you will then be automatically be billed $49 per month for as long as you decided to stay on as a member.

Don't worry, cancelling your membership only takes a few clicks - I have a small how-to guide towards the end of this review.

The Monthly Premium Membership ( $49 per month)

Welcome to the winners circle.

While I do recommend you start off with free, getting on the monthly membership plan is what you need to do asap.

This will open up all of Wealthy Affiliate for you and you'll have access to absolutely every single feature mentioned here in this review (+ the many others I had to leave out). 

If you're serious about starting an affiliate marketing business, you'll soon understand there is no place like Wealthy Affiliate.

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See the complete breakdown of free vs premium on the sign up page

The Yearly Premium Membership ( $359 - per year)

Last but not least, we have the yearly membership plan, which is an absolute bargain! 

This is just like the monthly plan, but paid yearly; thus you'll be getting a great discount and saving money a lot of money in the long run.

Here's how that goes:

  • 12 months x $49 monthly payment = $588
  • 1 yearly membership = $349
  • Total saving when you go yearly: $239!

Why would you want to go yearly?

Well apart from the great value for money;

Because the people that do are destined to be successful.

Let me explain;

Wealthy Affiliate does not teach a get-rich quick schemes. In fact; I will tell you right now if you are expecting instant results, then this is not the training course you want to invest in.

Building an online business takes time - so the people who commit for a year are usually the ones that manage to stick it out for as long as needed to make it a successful venture.

$349 a year for everything you need to build an online business sounds like a pretty good deal to me - and it is.

If you do not want to invest $359 into your business, then maybe starting a business is not the best option for you.

Again; I would advise you to first start on a free membership to see if Wealthy Affiliate really is this good.

If you like what you see; take advantage of the 1st month offer so you can experience premium and once you do, my recommendation would be to go yearly. 

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How Much Money Can You Make With Wealthy Affiliate?

There's one little thing we haven't covered yet in this review and that is;

Can you make money with Wealthy Affiliate?

Sure all the features, free tools and training sound great, but is it possible to turn all of that into an online income that has the potential to give you an early retirement?

Yes - but don't take my word for it just yet.

Here are some of the successful stories inside Wealthy Affiliate:

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories & Income Reports (With Proof)

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How Long Will It Take To Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?

Another great question and while it's not as easy to answer, I am going to try and give you a close enough approximation based off the experience I have.

What you will be learning inside Wealthy Affiliate are the methods required to build an online business using the affiliate marketing model.

This means you'd be utilizing content marketing i.e SEO.

SEO takes time to build up, especially when you're just getting started with a brand new website.

If you do things as Wealthy Affiliate shows you in the training, it's more than likely that within 6-8 months, you'd start seeing some income coming in.

More than likely by the one year mark; you should have a successful website built up, thousands of traffic coming in and yes; you most probably will be making a full time income.

Again I have to tell you that there is no way I can make a prediction on this as it all depends on many different factors (what niche you pick, how well you execute the tasks, how much effort you put, your consistency and many more).

Some have started making a full time income in as little as 3 months, some do not get there until the 2 year mark.

Whatever it is; just know that it will take time.

I already said that WA is not a some get-rich-quick thing - if that's what you're after; you're not going to last long in Wealthy Affiliate.

Can YOU Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?

I know it's not fun to wait 6 months to see a return on your efforts, but trust me; the training works and if you manage to stick with it for the first months, then you are more than likely to see success - in fact; I guarantee you will!

That is my promise to you and I will be there to help you every step of the way so don't get discouraged.

The time will pass anyway so might as well have an income-producing hobby in a few months rather than sitting and wondering what might've been if you just took the first step.

Wealthy Affiliate Complaints / Negative Reviews?

Before I continue on and conclude my thoughts with this review, I want to address something that I am sure you may be wondering if you've just started researching Wealthy Affiliate.

Why are there barely no negative reviews of Wealthy Affiliate?

Most of the people who write reviews are people who - just like me - are promoting Wealthy Affiliate. 

Of course; many will tell you how amazing it is and while I agree - it sure is - there are some common complaints or "negative reviews" that I would like to address for you:

Wealthy Affiliate Is A Pyramid Scheme:

If you research enough "Wealthy Affiliate Reviews", you might come across a few pages calling Wealthy Affiliate a scam or a a pyramid scheme because of the Affiliate Bootcamp training which, as we covered; shows you how to go on and promote Wealthy Affiliate to other people.

Just FYI: this does not make it a pyramid scheme

A pyramid scheme is when you are forced to promote a product as the only way to make your income back, which of course is illegal.

Wealthy Affiliate's affiliate program is just that; an affiliate program (just like every other course has an affiliate program).

You are not required nor forced to promote WA in any way. 

The training is there for those who'd like to promote it and if not; as I said; you can use the lessons available in the Affiliate Bootcamp course and apply them to your own chosen niche (whatever that may be).

Wealthy Affiliate Is Overwhelming:

Another common complaint I hear is that Wealthy Affiliate can be overwhelming sometimes and yes; that is true.

There's a lot of things happening inside WA and that's enough to make your head spin but throw in there a 24/7 live chat and over 1,400,000 affiliates and you are now in serious danger of being overwhelmed.

The best way to avoid this is to stick with the training. I already gave you a little heads up at the beginning of this review about that.

Once you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate, stick to the training and focus on nothing else but that till you get the hang of how the platform works.

A sad thing I often encounter while on Wealthy Affiliate is many people "hanging out" not doing the work required.

Remember; you're in there to learn affiliate marketing and build yourself an online income. Focus on the training first, do your daily tasks and if you have some time left over, sure go hang out in LiveChat or in one of the classrooms but your training should be your number one priority.

Don't be fooled into thinking being active in WA somehow correlates with you making $$.

Who Is This Training For?

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In a nutshell, Wealthy Affiliate is for everyone who would like build an online business that will last for a lifetime.

There are plenty of ways you can make money online, but building an online business that is not just some flash in the pan trick to make some quick money is what WA will teach you. 

This is what I was after - I wasn't looking for something quick; I wanted to learn exactly how to build an online business.

Inside Wealthy Affiliate's walls you'll find people from all walks of life who's aim is to do just that as well.

Here are some of the types that can benefit from the knowledge shared inside this training program:

  • College students
  • Retired people (or soon to be retired)
  • The Middle-class populous
  • Retired / disabled veterans
  • New career seekers
  • laid off employees
  • Low salary employees
  • Minimum wage workers
  • Passive income seekers
  • People who want to travel the world
  • People with undesirable jobs
  • Online sellers (Amazon FBA / eBay sellers, etc.)
  • Part-time employment seekers
  • People who are just fed up at their jobs
  • and many more.

If you've ever considered stepping out of the rat-race and building something for yourself that you can be proud of, then Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect choice for you.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Join Wealthy Affiliate

You've already tried everything already:

If you have been attempting this online business thing for a while trying just about damn-near everything under the sun, give Wealthy Affiliate a try.

You have nothing to lose since it's free to join and I can almost guarantee that you will find success with WA (if you are ready to put in the work).

You're sick and tired of being scammed:

I've been scammed before many times and nowadays I spend my days writing a lot of product reviews to help people from making the same mistakes I did.

I fell for every scam in the book and I was about to let Wealthy Affiliate go as well as I was so sick and tired of being scammed. However, I took the chance - one last chance - and I made it work

If you're clueless in what to do next:

Not sure where to start? The step-by-step approach to your education is what you've probably need right now.

From the very first step of understanding how this all works, all the way to scaling your profitable online business to the moon.

If you were clueless as how to get started, then you have no more excuses to give as I just gave you what I think is the perfect solution. 

If you want to make money:

Everybody wants to make more money right?

Well I hope so.

At first I wanted to earn a few $$ just so I can have a bit more purchasing power, then I wanted to quit my job and make a living out of this and now I want to take this all the way to 6-figures mark and beyond.

If you want to make some $$$, click the button below and get started straight away - there's no time to waste when you're chasing moolah! 

4 Reasons Why Shouldn't Join Wealthy Affiliate

Not that we covered why you should join, let's drive the point home and tell you exactly why you should not even think about becoming a member of WA.

If you're lazy:

There's actual hands-on work involved here.

You can search every word that has ever been written on the Wealthy Affiliate platform in it's 13-year history and I promise you nobody will ever tell you that this is some kind of "easy" way to make money.

If you are not willing to put in the effort to create something of value that will go on to generate income for you for as long as you please, then Wealthy Affiliate is not for you.

If you're impatient:

Are you the type that wants results now? The instant-gratification-type as I like to call them?

Wealthy Affiliate is not for you.

Affiliate marketing, whether you learn it from Wealthy Affiliate or some other course; it just takes time.

Just to give you an idea; for my own niche sites, content and projects I always expect to put in 6-8 months worth of work before I see any return worth talking about.

If that is too long of a wait for you, then affiliate marketing is not for you. It's best to try out some other form of online business ( maybe dropshipping?) where you can make a lot more a lot quicker (but of course it comes with much higher start up costs).

I'll admit; I'm a very impatient man, but I had to learn that this business requires patience.

You're stuck on the idea of "making $10,000 by tomorrow":

I get it - I really do.

It's crazy how one may think a $9 ebook can "make you thousands" by tomorrow but I used to fall for them every single day.

As I said earlier; I quit WA the first time I joined only to go back to those type of courses and then eventually realizing that Wealthy Affiliate was the right place for me.

If you still think there's overnight riches out there you can get your hands on, it's best to avoid Wealthy Affiliate for now - you can see some alternative online business models here.

Wealthy Affiliate vs Other Affiliate Marketing Courses

I herby proclaim proudly and loudly that Wealthy Affiliate is the absolute best training course that there is, and I challenge anyone who thinks there's a better option to email me so I try it out myself.

However, a much as I love Wealthy Affiliate, I have to also tell you that even though it is the best; it's not the only "good training course" that's out there.

Luckily for you, I have reviewed most of the good ones already and I have created a list of the top online business training courses if you'd like to take a look.

It's a very in-depth round up post and it gives you the pros and cons of each training course. If you're still confused as to which "model" you should follow, then that list can help point you in the right direction. 

How To Join Wealthy Affiliate (& Become Successful)

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Convinced Wealthy Affiliate is the number one place? I'm glad to hear that.

Congratulations on making the right choice today.

Here's what you need to do to become a successful Wealthy Affiliate member:

Step 01: Register For A Free Account:

Visit the Wealthy Affiliate sign up page and register for your account. It's free to join - no credit card required - and you only have to insert your username, email and password and you're good to go. 

Once inside, here's what you should do next:

Step 02: Fill Out Your Profile:

Wealthy Affiliate is a community and a very social one at that, this means that as a member; you can create your own personal profile (just as you would on a typical social network).

This would allow you to follow other affiliates, fill out your bio telling us what you're all about, add a picture (if you wish) send and receive comments/messages with other members and so forth.

While it is not requires you use your real name and a real picture, I would suggest you make an effort to "spice up" your profile as it will help you engage with the community much better.

Chances are that once you become a member, you'd also receive a few welcome messages from members (including me) and also from Kyle or Carson as they make it a point to welcome everybody in. 

Ready with your profile? Great;

Step 03: Start On Your Training:

On the left side of your screen, you will see the "Training" button which would reveal the OEC and the Affiliate Bootcamp courses mentioned above.

You want to start with the OEC first (unless you plan on promoting WA from the get go). 

Whatever it is you decide to do, focus on that and only that for the first couple of weeks. Whichever one you pick, you'd be done with the first level of training in about 10 days (10 lessons).

This would be the perfect time to snatch up the premium "first month offer" for $19 - it will give you full unrestricted access to everything inside WA so you can experience it all firsthand - at a discount.

(Remember; once you're sure of it - go for yearly as soon as you can so you save money in the long run).

Step 04: Work At It:

Work. Work like you actually want it because the benefits of having your own online business are incredible.

It won't be easy every day, but with the in-depth video training and the largest community of affiliates online all ready to give a helping hand, I am sure you'll find your way and I cannot wait to see your own "Wealthy Affiliate Success Story" post. 

NB: Is Wealthy Affiliate Available Worldwide?

Quick note about this as I had a few readers ask;

Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is available worldwide however, there are 10 countries which are not allowed to use the free membership plan. This is because of the amount of spam and fraudulent accounts that were being set up in the hopes of tricking members.

Wealthy Affiliate has a strict zero spam policy and anyone who is caught promoting spam will have his posting rights revoked.

At the time of writing, these countries are banned from using the free membership (but are welcome to go straight to premium).

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Marocco
  • Pakistan
  • Phillipines
  • Vietnam
  • Nigeria

If you're from any of these above countries, you can join as a premium member using this link or you can check some alternative online business courses here >> 

How To Cancel Your Wealthy Affiliate Membership

how to cancel Wealthy Affiliate membership

Not that you'd want to cancel, but if you ever need to take a short-break from WA and from the training, all you need to do is to simply cancel your subscription.

As a free member you do not need to cancel anything since you won't be asked for credit card details when you first sign up. Simply stop logging in to Wealthy Affiliate and that is it.

Your account will be deactivated but you can always jump back in when (or if) you're ready to get back to it.

As a premium member, all you would need to do is to go to your Profile > Account Settings > Membership tab > Stop Billing & Cancel Membership.

Once you do that, your account will remain as premium until your month is up and after that, your account will return to the free membership. 

That's all there is to it, - no need to contact support, no need to send back and forth emails, just a one click "cancel membership" button and you're good to go.

2018 UPDATE: Wealthy Affiliate Goes Mobile

The Wealthy Affiliate Mobile App

Remember when I said Wealthy Affiliate is constantly being updated with more and more features and benefits? Well, the latest one is that Wealthy Affiliate has now gone mobile.

Yep; you can now get a complete affiliate marketing / online business education from wherever you are.

While this is a right move in the right direction since everything is going mobile, it's great as it gives those who may not have as much time as the rest of us to sit down and learn what we need to know.

With this update, you can log on to the Wealthy Affiliate mobile website, put on your earbuds on and go through the lessons.

For more information about this, I highly encourage you to check out Carson's latest announcement as it will give you more details on this this whole new mobile approach + some other hints as to what other features will start rolling out to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

*Please note that your daily tasks would likely still need to be performed on a desktop as you'd need to log into your WordPress site which is best done on desktop.

I guess it goes without saying but if you want to build an online business; having a desktop you can work with is a must.

BONUS: The "Wealthy Affiliate" Affiliate Program

Do you want to go to LasVegas with all the Wealthy Affiliate Superstars?

This has been my goal since I have started promoting Wealthy Affiliate and every year I get closer and closer to it. 

You may not be considering promoting Wealthy Affiliate just yet, and that's fine; but I thought I'd give you a peak of this video to show you how real and how amazing Wealthy Affiliate really is.

I know I hype of WA a lot and I get that it all sounds a bit "too good to be true" but as you can see from the video above, there rally is nothing like it.

You can find out more information about the WA affiliate program, including the commissions you will be earning and how to best go about becoming a "WA Super Affiliate" within the Affiliate Bootcamp training course.

BONUS: Wealthy Affiliate YouTuber Reviews

Final Thoughts: Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth It?

And here we are at the end of yet another Wealthy Affiliate review and once again, I have to conclude with:

Yes, Wealthy affiliate is worth the price you pay for it.

It's the best course out there and you would do yourself and your family a favor by joining and following the training in there.

Do not waste any time in joining as I want you to get to your goals - whatever they may be - in as little time as possible (and I am sure Wealthy Affiliate can help you get there faster).

I really hope you enjoyed this review too. As you can probably tell; this post took a long time to write and put together so I hope I answered all of your questions here.

If you have any queries I did not cover,; be sure to let me know down below as I'd be more than happy to help you out.

Needless to say, if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate through my link, I will receive a commissions from Wealthy Affiliate (not you) so I'd appreciate it if you decide to join through my links.

Thanks again for reading and I look forward to seeing you out-and-about in Wealthy Affiliate soon.

Christian Lee.

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Wealthy Affiliate Final Rating
  • Price
  • Features
  • Training
  • Value For Money
5

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I was sick of people telling me what to do, so I set out to create a passive-income business online. Nowadays I share my experiences and what's been working for me as I work my way up to my goal of $10,000 p/month. If you think that sounds exciting, maybe you should follow along - here's where I suggest you start.

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