An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate

An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate

THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE UNIVERSITY (An Open Education Project)

An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate ~ My # 1 vote for best free affiliate marketing training

Website: Wealthy Affiliate

Overall Ranking: 9.5 Stars

Price: Free Starter Membership

(With option to upgrade to Premium membership at any time)

Founded 2005 by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim

   Kyle  

Premium Member Since: 10 Sep 2005

Followers: 341 077

Kyle Profile Photo   Carson

Premium Member Since: 31 Aug 2005

Followers: 341 562

Carson Profile Photo  

Introducing My Wealthy Affiliate Friends

As I sat down to write my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate, I felt that I should start by introducing both Kyle and Carson for the simple reason that they ARE Wealthy Affiliate. Although Kyle and Carson are the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, they modestly consider themselves as just a component of the awesome community of Wealthy Affiliate members. In combination, Kyle and Carson have a total of 26 years’ experience with internet marketing and online business. Despite already achieving their dreams of becoming multi-millionaires, they have a vision and continue to be very active members focusing on continually improving Wealthy Affiliate to become a better place to “learn and earn” within the internet space.

Although I have never met Kyle and Carson in person since we live in different continents, I have been totally inspired by their achievements and personal desire to support and help every single individual at WA to build their dream of achieving online success. It is because they show that they genuinely care that I can count on them as being my Wealthy Affiliate friends.

These are 2 inspiring blog posts written by our 2 young men, Kyle and Carson that won my admiration.

My Future Millionaire T-shirt Did It!

Paying It Forward at WA!

The day I signed up at Wealthy Affiliate University, I was personally given a warm welcome by both Kyle and Carson as well as many members of the WA community. As I got started on phase 1 of the foundation building course, there was not a single day when I failed to listen in on Kyle delivering the training content in his clear voice the step-by-step lessons found in the training videos. I must say that in all my years of education and attending courses have I been so attentive throughout the lessons. 😉

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

At Wealthy Affiliate, these are the 2 courses I am currently enrolled in:

Wealthy Affiliate Certification Courses

Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp - The Best Affiliate Training in the World!

Today I’d like to invite you into one of my classrooms at Wealthy Affiliate University.

Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1) Wealthy Affiliate

This is a 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification. It walks you through the steps of creating a successful online business that generates revenue. This Getting Started course (Level 1) is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner.

Lessons Included

  1. Getting Rolling
  2. Understanding how to make money online
  3. Choose a Niche
  4. Building your own website
  5. Setting up your website
  6. Getting your site ready for SEO
  7. Finding content ideas from keywords
  8. Understanding website pages and creating your first 3
  9. Creating quality website content
  10. Congratulations and your next steps

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community here at WA
  • Discover the process of earning revenue online
  • Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals
  • Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
  • Choose your starting point NICHE for your business
  • Build your very OWN niche website
  • Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress
  • A simple and free way of making your site search engine friendly
  • How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)
  • Understanding the keyword research process
  • Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists

PROS/CONS

The motto at Wealthy Affiliate is…

“Learn. Build. Network. Succeed.”

The training at Wealthy Affiliate University has been created as an interactive “action based” training specifically for learners to follow through and learn at their own pace.

You never have to feel alone as there is an entire community behind you and 24 hours a day the WA community is there to support each other through the ups and downs that are inevitable within any business environment.

Within the Open Education Project you will be getting access to the most current training, the most current discussions, within the most helpful community anywhere. There are knowledgeable people on just about any topic imaginable.

The ultimate goal at Wealthy Affiliate is to help you achieve success online. However, this can only happen if you are willing to work at it and don’t expect success overnight.

Kyle understands that it is quite possible that we might get discouraged and feel like giving up along the way. To ensure that we get the help and support whenever we need it, Kyle actually asks everyone to make a promise…

“If you get stuck with ANYTHING, ask for help. I don’t want you getting frustrated and missing out on this unbelievable opportunity because you are disappointed with your WA experiences. I want you to get the most out of WA and asking for help is a big component of that. If you have a question, ask us, ask for help in chat, post a comment, write a blog post with your question, or send Carson or myself a private message. You WILL get answers!”

There is no lack of support. You can get help from those that are very successful within the online business or network with those that are in the same situation you are.

Right from the onset, you can be assured that at Wealthy Affiliate everything you need to start an online business and building it to a successful one, is provided for. There is nothing that you need to purchase outside of WA other than perhaps a domain name (it is recommend that you buy your own domain).

So in a nutshell, Wealthy Affiliate is the ONLY place you need to be if you are looking to start, build, or scale an online or offline business and create a long term income via the internet.

Instead of just relying on my review, you can read more reviews by other successful Wealthy Affiliate members here.

Wealthy Affiliate Members reviews

The only drawback I feel about Wealthy Affiliate is that there is a massive amount of lessons to work through and there are new blogs and training material being added on a daily basis.  One has to keep focused and committed to spend enough time on learning and building the business.  It is almost equivalent to undertaking a diploma course in internet marketing with a practical examination included and the results will be seen in the Google ranking of the website pages.

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

An Unbelievable Amount of Training

In addition to the training courses the search system can be used to look for any specific training you need. Whether it is a training module (video or tutorial), a blog post or a webinar, the search will reveal the most relevant training from The Open Education Project that is specific to your search. So you can learn anything you want about internet marketing and if the training isn’t there yet, you can request it.

With the SiteRubix website builder, you can build websites, even build an empire online, easily.

Beyond Powerful Hosting (For Premium Members)

  • WordPress optimized servers
  • The most secure hosting anywhere
  • Technical support (website and hosting issues)
  • Daily backups
  • 24/7 website monitoring
  • Email & forwards
  • Site Health analyzing
  • Website auto login

WA Keyword Tool

Within the Tools menu, there is a WA keyword tool as well. This is your ultimate keyword research tool that can be used to find keywords for your campaigns.

SUPPORT

Just as there is an unbelievable amount of training material, the support at WA is just amazing.

To start with, Kyle and Carson care about YOU and they care about YOUR personal success more than you think.

The support also comes from all over the community, fellow WA members, through Live Chat, live video training and being able to message Kyle and Carson directly.

The WA Community

The 180,000+ strong community is an interactive network. Here, you can build a following and you can follow others.

This is where you can find LOTS of interesting stuff, new material, new content, new chats, and new discussions!

There are LOTS of ways to communicate and network with fellow members of the community!

As a Premium member, you can also join in on live chats (on the main dashboard), communicate via the forum, send people private messages (including Kyle and Carson), comment on peoples profiles/trainings/blogs.

These are just a few of the many nice and helpful Ambassadors / WA community members whom I had the privilege of meeting during my first few days of joining Wealthy Affiliate University.

       

WHO IT IS FOR

Become a Super Wealthy Affiliate

Anyone and everyone from newbies to advanced marketers can benefit from this program.

There are members from all over the world, young and old from all walks of life, even grandmas and grandpas have been able to learn to build websites at Wealthy Affiliate.

PRICE

Starter membership is FREE (includes 2 websites).

Premium upgrade (optional) costs $19 for the first month and $47 per month (or $359 per year) i.e. less than $1 a day.

Wealthy Affiliate Membership

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate as the place to join for the best free affiliate marketing training for beginners and Premium membership for those who are serious about building a successful online business.

If you would like to leave a comment or have any questions, please feel free to leave them below.

~ Sue

16 thoughts on “An Honest Review of Wealthy Affiliate”

  1. Hi! I would like to ask does running a well-established blog like yours require a
    large amount of work? I am completely new to writing
    a blog but I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start
    a blog so I can share my experience and thoughts online.

    Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations
    or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners.
    Appreciate it!

    1. Hi Lyn, thank you for your question.
      I do enjoy blogging so it doesn’t seem like a lot of work.
      If you like to write and keep a diary everyday, I’m sure you will enjoy blogging too.
      Starting your own blog online would be great as you will be able to share your experience and thoughts with so many more people on the internet.
      To help get you started, you might want to learn how to build a WordPress website from scratch. You may wish to find out more here.
      ~ Sue

  2. Great review of WA. I have also been a member for a bit and couldnt agree with you more. There is a wealth of information and, at times, it can seem overwhelming. My thought is keep it simple and move through each step as it comes up. This will ensure you get the most out of the education available there.
    Marc

    1. Hello, Marc. Thank you for your comment. Yes, in the words of another Wealthy Affiliate member, the wealth of information is like a goldmine. But it really helps that the lessons provide a step by step training, and the community is always around to help answer any questions. I appreciate your time in reading my review and your advice.
      ~ Sue

    1. Hi Saber, thank you for visiting my website and for your compliments! 🙂
      Yes, I hope that after reading an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate, people would be able to make an informed decision to join WA.
      ~ Sue

  3. Thanks for a good article Sue,
    I have to admit that WA sounds really good, almost too good to be true.
    I have soon seen many programs that promise the same but for a totally different price.
    I have two questions, it is really as easy as it sounds? and what kind of additional sales I meet when I signed up for WA ?

    1. Hello, Steen. You are most welcome and thank you for your compliment! 🙂
      Although I have said that this is an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate, I do understand what you are saying and I think the best way to find out would be to sign up for a free Starter membership so that you can have a first hand trial experience. You won’t need to give any credit card details to create your Starter member account and you can remain a Starter member for as long as you wish.
      You have asked two very good questions here. To answer your questions, again I would like to give you my honest answer.
      To set up a website is quite fast and easy. In fact, all it takes less is than a minute and your website is up. In less than 2 months, I have already set up 5 websites, although they are all in the early stages of development.
      Building a website and getting it ranked in Google is what takes time and consistent effort through quality content creation.
      I will be writing more articles in my blogs providing Blogging Tips and SEO Tips. But as a Premuim member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will have immediate access to all the training courses and up-to-date resources you need, as well as 24/7 community support to help you achieve online success.
      Also, I think I forgot to mention it as one of the pros, that you don’t have to worry about any upsells and additional products being pushed to you after you join. The only optional additional expense is Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool. You can sign up for a free trial offer of 30 free keyword searches, after which there are 2 levels of subscription, $19/month for Pro subscription and $49/month for Enterprise subscription. I am currently still enjoying the free trial searches, but based on the positive comments and reviews I have heard about Jaaxy, I would consider it a good investment for any online business.
      I hope that the above information has been useful. Do feel free to ask me any further questions if you have.
      Have a lovely weekend!
      ~ Sue

  4. Hi Sue,
    I really enjoyed your review. I think it was very professional and easy to follow. A very honest review that enhanced my feelings of signing up and checking out WA; of course if I was not already a member. Thank you for this experience.

    1. Hi William, you are most welcome.
      It’s a great encouragement to me when people tell me that they have enjoyed reading what I wrote. It took me a long time to write up this review because I really wanted to be able to give an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate so I spent a lot of time researching and reading other reviews as well. There have been many reviews written and all of them did reinforce my views about Wealthy Affiliate.
      ~ Sue

  5. Hello Sue, I enjoyed reading your WA review. I agree with you on every point described here. This is such a wonderful community and learning platform indeed. Thank you very much for the awesome read and keep up the good work!

    1. Hello, Javi.
      You are most welcome! Thank you for reading my post and for your encouraging words. 🙂
      I’m happy to know that you enjoyed reading it. I couldn’t think of a better way than to share an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate as I want people to know that the training at Wealthy Affiliate is of such high quality, it’s almost equivalent to going to university to learn about internet marketing.
      ~ Sue

  6. Hello Sue!
    You presented a very good and honest review of Wealthy Affiliate. It is the best platform to hone our skills if we like to succeed in building our own online business. Anyone who wants to succeed online must try Wealthy Affiliate to experience how we are creating our own foundations for our business through proper training, the live help and support, and access to 10000’s of community discussions. Hoping for your success.
    Ferdie

    1. Hello, Ferdie!
      Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂
      It takes someone who has experienced being a Wealthy Affiliate member themselves and enjoyed all the benefits it offers to be able to confirm that what I have written in this post is truly an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate. As you have said the training, live help, support and discussions are so important for building a successful online business.
      Wishing you great success too!
      ~ Sue

  7. I agree with you 100%! I’ve been a part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community for several years now and I love it. I learn basically everything I know from the lessons and people there. WA gives you all the skills you need to create income from home. But the most important thing is the support. If you ever need help or have a question there is someone available to help night or day.

    1. Hi Wendy, I’m honored that an experienced online entrepreneur like yourself has taken an interest to visit my site. 🙂
      I believe in giving my readers an honest review of Wealthy Affiliate (or any other product reviews on this site) as it is my principle that honesty is the best policy. So good to hear you say that you agree 100% with what I have written.
      Thank you for your positive comment!
      ~ Sue

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