My Wealthy Affiliate Review

In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best training programs out there for beginning affiliate marketers.

Whether you’ve never worked online before or have been toying around with affiliate marketing for a while, Wealthy Affiliate will give you the tools and knowledge you need in order to be successful, whether you’re just starting out with your first wordpress blog or just need to refine your skills to start earning more money.

If you’re not currently making a full time income from affiliate marketing, you NEED to sign up for this training.

The Wealthy Affiliate University Review

What It Takes To Be Successful: Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?

I also want to take a minute to point out that while I truly believe Wealthy Affiliate University is a great program, will full courses and a wonderfully active and engaging membership community, I also believe that this program is not for everyone.

Most of the scam-talk and complaints I’ve seen have been from people who want to magically make money online, without putting in any work. I can say from personal experience that the techniques and strategies taught by Kyle and Carson at Wealthy Affiliate do work, but it’s certainly not an overnight route to success and there’s no magic involved.

This program will teach you everything you need to be successful, but ultimately it’s up to you to go out and take action on that knowledge. Thinking about making money online will never get you anywhere. Trust me, I’ve been there.

The thing that works, what it takes to really succeed, is consistent action. Whether you have 2 hours a week or 20 to put into your project, you need to be committed to the long haul.

You probably won’t see any money come rolling in during your first month or two, but eventually it does come. Getting through that early hurdle is what will separate you from the millions of people who dream about making money online, and put you in the category with the small percentage of people who actually do earn millions of dollars online.

So does Wealthy Affiliate work? Hell yeah it does. Will it happen overnight with no effort? Of course not.

If you’re serious about building a business online, then it’s a no brainer: this is a great program to start with. And it’s free to join. What more could you want?

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What Is Wealthy Affiliate?

what is wealthy affiliateOne of the most common questions I get from people who are thinking about joining the Wealthy Affiliate program but aren’t sure is what, exactly, is included in the membership.

So, in this page I’ll go through the details of what you’ll learn in both the free and paid membership areas, as well as what to expect from your training and community.

What Is Wealthy Affiliate University?

Firstly, let’s go through the basics: Wealthy Affiliate is one of the leading beginner affiliate marketing training programs available.

The approach taught in the course has been used by tens of thousands of people, and Wealthy Affiliate boasts an extraordinarily high number of success stories for those people who commit to the program and are willing to put in the work.

In my opinion, it is hands down the best introduction to earning money online with affiliate marketing, and a great price (the premium trainings start at only $19!).

Wealthy Affiliate Free Membership

The free membership, also known as the Wealthy Affiliate starter membership, is where most people begin their training. This level gives you access to much of the WA platform, and included a free 10-lesson video course, designed to get you working with your own website as quickly as possible.

In the free course, you’ll learn the basics of how affiliate marketing works, how to pick a profitable niche, and how to start your own website and begin creating content that will drive traffic and convert sales.

This is a beginner course, intended for people who have never worked online, and even if you’ve never done anything with a website before, you’ll be able to follow along with the course and learn firsthand the basic technical aspects you need to know.

The free membership also gives you access to the Wealthy Affiliate community, which is a network of thousands of affiliate marketers, both beginners and industry veterans who make a full time living online.

Through the community, you’ll get high quality support, as well as access to hundreds of other blogs and trainings.

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Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership

Once you’ve worked your way through the free membership, it’s time to take things to the next level.

Most people join the premium version of the platform soon after completing the first introductory course. There is only one paid membership level, which means that once you join there are no additional upsells involved, which to me is a huge point in favor of this program, and one of the things that makes it stand out as not being a scam (multiple upsells for paying members is a far too common theme in the ‘make money online’ niche…).

As a premium member, you’ll find more than a dozen additional courses, which pick up where the beginning training left off and will teach you everything you need to know to be successful with affiliate marketing.

You’ll learn more about how to create good content that sells, promote your blog and earn money through social media, paid advertising, and organic SEO techniques.

Also as a premium member you’ll get access to weekly live webinars, and get directly connect with any of the expert marketers in the community, as well as access to their additional trainings!

It’s an incredible amount of information, and if you’re serious about earning an income online, I highly recommend the Wealthy Affiliate program.

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories

One of the biggest points in favor of joining the Wealthy Affiliate platform is the sheer number of members who have had extraordinary success using the techniques and strategies taught in their courses.

In this post I thought I’d go through a few examples of how the program has helped me, along with thousands of other of my fellow members. It seems new people are posting their own results every week! Click here to read more Wealthy Affiliate success stories from THey also have a great review of Wealthy Affiliate that you might want to check out as well!

My Story of Success with Wealthy Affiliate University

success storiesFirst, let’s start with my own story. I first found Wealthy Affiliate about a year and a half ago. Due to some unexpected “job changes” I was facing at the time, I decided to look for an extra source of income, and wanted to try my hand at building a business online.

At first, my thought was to simply augment my income and I thought if I could start earning a few hundred dollars or even a thousand dollars a month extra, it would go a long way towards helping me pay down some of my debt and get my financial life back on track.

I knew going in that this isn’t something that I could do overnight, and I was prepared to commit to the long haul, as long as I found a business model that could work.

However, I was also fairly skeptical, since I know there are tons of make money online scams out there, and I was hesitant to purchase anything by any self-proclaimed guru trying to teach me THE SECRET to success online. I reasoned that most of those gurus’ secret is that you pay them to earn a fortune telling you next to nothing!

When I found WA, I was immediately impressed by the community, and found that the information provided in the free course was enough to get me started. But, I wanted more, so I signed up for the premium membership and decided to commit to 6-12 months of working on my business.

I’m not going to lie: it sure wasn’t an easy road. It took nearly 3 months before I earned my first few dollars, and even then it was more like an extra tank of gas than a real income supplement.

But, I persisted, and as I kept building out my business, my income began to grow steadily. It was somewhat inconsistent for the first few months, but soon became stable and reliable. Not only that, but it continue to grow, on average, at 20-50% a month!

So, within a year I was making not just a few hundred dollars extra as I’d hoped, but a real full-time income!

I was able to quit my job, and now live a life on my terms. This program is what made it all possible, by giving me the fundamental skills I needed in order to build a profitable website, and ultimately a long term business!

Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam? What To Know About Wealthy Affiliate Complaints

wealthy affiliate scamOne of the biggest problems with trying to learn internet marketing, and affiliate marketing in particular, is that there are a ton of scams and fake “opportunities” out there trying to prey on people looking for a real way to earn money online.

Fortunately, Wealthy Affiliate University is not one of those companies! However, there are still some Wealthy Affiliate complaints floating around out there, and I wanted to take this post to address them and talk about why people who make Wealthy Affiliate scam claims don’t really understand what the program really is.

My Thoughts On Wealthy Affiliate Complaints

Firstly, I want to be honest that WA is by no means the perfect program. I don’t even know what the perfect program would look like. That said, I do believe it is a very good program, and is one that has helped me to make a full time income online.

wealthy affiliate complaintsFrom my perspective (and having been a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community for well over a year now), the overwhelming majority of the members are extremely positive about the training and community atmosphere provided.

Before you join, you see that positive support crop up in a number of affiliate review sites, and it’s understandable if you’re a bit leery of believing many them. What you don’t see before you join, however, is the sheer volume of people who have success and post about it in the members area. There’s no selfish motivation behind people who write how WA has changed their lives to other people in the community. They’re not trying to sell anything, just give an honest glimpse at what this program really means to them. Here’s one example of the many success stories that crop up within the community on a weekly basis.

I’ve also written more about Wealthy Affiliate success stories in this post.

What About the Wealthy Affiliate Scam Claims?

So, what about the complaints? Is Wealthy Affiliate University a scam?

Absolutely not.

In my view the complaints you see are fairly exaggerated, and if you dig into them you realize that the person either a) didn’t understand the program, or b) gave up to soon and didn’t stick it out long enough to see success.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme. You will not make money overnight, and you will not magically make money without putting in the time and effort to get there.

Instead, Wealthy Affiliate gives you access to the training, tools, and support you need in order to have a realistic chance of succeeding online. No, success isn’t guaranteed. It’s just far more probable than it would be without the training.

I feel (and have always felt) that the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, are very transparent about the services and training they provide. As a member of the community, you can reach out to them directly when you have questions, which is something that is extremely rare when it comes to online marketing trainings. Can you imagine purchasing a Clickbank product and then calling up the owner to ask questions!?!

Furthermore, Kyle is very clear even in the free training that in order to be successful online you’re going to have to work at it for several months. He states that if you don’t want to commit for a year, you probably shouldn’t be in the business in the first place, because this platform is about learning to build a long term business.

Most people that fail and complain about the program do so because they didn’t make money in the first month or two. If you’re realistic and know what to expect, that won’t happen to you, and you’ll be way more likely to achieve success!