April 8, 2019

What is Wealthy Affiliate about?

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You are probably now interested in knowing what Wealthy affiliate is about and whether it is possible to make money from it, or is it just another online scam? Well, I’ll answer these questions as best I can. So keep reading.

Wealthy Affiliate review (quick summary 2019)

Product Name: Wealthy Affiliate University

What is it: They offer basic courses in online marketing, website building, SEO. In addition, you are given the opportunity to interact with others.

Price: Choice between Free Starter membership (lifetime) and or premium membership for $ 49 per month (or only $ 359 if you pay annually)

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Language: English

Score (scale 1 to 10): 9


But what exactly is Wealthy Affiliate and how does this work?

Wealthy Affiliate is like an online university. Instead of meeting up at a school, you get everything you need to learn served on the site. Here you will learn everything you need to know about building a website, generating traffic from the search engines and about affiliate marketing.

They give you the keys you need to succeed online and build a profitable business. They now have over 14 years of experience and are well established.

In addition to this, you are given the opportunity to interact with other people of the same interest. That is, if you have a question then someone will always help you. So it’s like a regular university so you get in touch with your fellow students.

In brief, the Wealthy Affiliate can be described

  1. An online course where you learn everything you need to know about starting websites and making money from them through affiliate marketing on the internet
  2. Here you get access to step-by-step guides, with both videos and written lessons. As well as live seminars weekly
  3. A social network where you will also get support and help from both the owners and the other members
  4. They provide everything you need to build websites, and take care of all the technical, so if you are just looking to build a website, you can also use them. You can also buy your own domain directly through them.


And you will learn this among other things:

  1. They will help you choose a niche that you can use for your website or blog. Example of a niche may be “men over 40 with dry feet”
  2. Set up a website or blog with their simple technical solution, no prior knowledge needed.
  3. Help you understand the importance of having good content on your websites / blogs, as well as what techniques (SEO search optimization) you should use to get good ranking and become visible on search engines
  4. They will teach you how to make money from your chosen niche on your website or blog by being an afiliate.


What types of people should join here?

I want to say that as long as you have a desire to either make some extra money or to build up real business online, you are great to become a member here.

Well, and of course you should also be able to use a computer and the internet so you can access what they learn 🙂 But I know you already do, since you read here 🙂 As long as you read this article, you have everything of necessary prior knowledge to join here.

Even if you have some experience from before, it can be a lot of valuable to get here, as well as interaction with other experts in online business.

So who benfit from joing here

  • Students who want an extra income
  • Part-time employees who want an extra source of income
  • People who cannot take regular jobs, due to health problems
  • serious business people who want to learn more about online in general
  • And so we can continue indefinitely

Free membership

Wealthy Affiliate offers absolutely free membership for the rest of your life. As a free member you get free hosting for two 2 websites (under the siterubix.com domain or you can buy your own domain). The service is integrated with WordPress.

In addition, you get the first parts of the web course first for free. So here you get the opportunity to learn the first and perhaps most important steps to set up website, search optimization and succeed online with afiliate marketing for free.

WA contains various tools and different classrooms with training materials, and much of this is available in the free membership.

You get pretty much without paying anything, and as far as I know there is no one else that offers so much for free. Some may offer one of the parts, but not so much gathered in a package. Which both gives you an opportunity to have fun for free by setting up a website, but also learning basics to succeed online.

If you choose to become a Premium member as it is called, you naturally get access to much more. Something I would recommend to you if you are serious and really want to achieve your success goals online.

Premium membership

So what are the benefits of being a premium member?

Well, first and foremost you get access to the entire Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, in 5 phases, and each phase divided into 10 lessons (ie a total of 50 lessons)

Yes you read right! And best of all, the course takes you through, step by step, from how to start building a website to how to succeed and making money from it. You learn most things you need to learn to success online.

But you also have access to 13 different classrooms with different themes

Here you are given the opportunity to learn more or to immerse yourself in special topics, ranging from website development, SEO, video marketing, email marketing, PPC marketing (paid marketing). Yes verything you need.

And don’t forget

You also get access to help center, where you can communicate with others via live chat or ask questions directly in your own posts. There, other members of the community will answer you and help you. And you can also help them, if you wish.

In addition, there are weekly live webinars where you can learn lots of useful things

And there are more: You can create up to 25 websites with wordpress

As a Premium member, you have the opportunity to create up to 25 websites, which should be sufficient for most of us. Although the sites are stored at WA, it is quite possible to buy your own domain names directly in  WA.

Otherwise, as mentioned earlier, you can use SiteRubix.com for free, which is included. It can be an advantage to have all your sites gathered in one place?

A domain purchased through WA has Full privacy and protection (https) and you can also set up your own email address for each site.

When you set up a new webpage, it is automatically preinstalled with WordPress and the All In One SEO plugin. This makes it easy, even for beginners, to build their own websites, create content, SEO manipulation for the search engines, and other features you want to get your site the way you want.

If this is new to you, don’t be afraid, you will learn everything you need – step by step.

You also get access to the keyword tool Jaaxy

Jaaxy is a handy tool for anyone who wants to find good keywords for their blogs or articles. It shows you statistics, which can help you choose a keyword that makes it easy to get good rankings in the search engines.

As you can see, you also get keyword suggestions. As a paid member you can use this as much as you like.

Comparison of free and premium membership

Here you have a complete overview of the two different memberships and what you can get. Keep in mind that the first month you are a premium member you only pay $ 19. Then you pay $ 49 per month, but if you pay annually then the monthly cost becomes only $ 29 ($ 329 years)

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What do I personally mean about Wealthy Affiliate?

I have a positive impression so far. I stumbled upon a blog that mentioned wealthy afiliate in March 2019, and thought first that this was yet another scam. If someone promises you that you can make money, then my experience is that it is usually a scam.

But it was free to join, so I thought I could give it a try. And now I’m writing this product review about Wealthy Affilite 3 weeks later .. It’s actually quite strange to think about, because I’ve never made a website before in my life.

I had no idea about websites, SEO or affiliate until I joined. Now I feel I can do everything, even though I still have plenty to learn.

But already the first day I was a member I made my first website!

And today, I had my first “success”. An article I have on another niche page I set up the first weekend I was a member for just 2 weeks ago is now on page one of Google. So, what we learn there actually works. Its fun ..

There is something special about the Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, those who have started it will of course make money on it. But the people in there are absolutely amazing. They are willing to help each other, something I have benefited from. I ask and get good answers. There is always someone who answers, no matter how stupid I feel my question is.

Wealthy affiliate is a place for everyone, whether you are a beginner or have more experience, you are welcomed with open arms.

There are also some minus here.

If you need a premium membership and all the benefits it brings, you have to pay money and it is always a disadvantage to pay something. At least it feels like that. But you get a lot of content for your money and you can quit when you want (I probably won’t end my membership). And the free membership is enough to get started.

Although it’s a simple step by step solution, there’s a lot new to learn as a newbie.

Rich overnight you will not be with this system, and you need to invest time and energy to succeed in this. But if you are willing to spend time following the courses, and put it into practice, and spend some time on it, then you can have your own business up by the end of the year. It is up to you.

So what’s my judgment on wealthy affiliate?

Of course, I may change my mind within a few months. Had Premium membership also been free, and in my native language, the Wealthy Affiliate would get 10 out of 10 points from me. But I give it 9 out of 10.


So, yes, I absoutt recommend trying this for all of you interested in succeeding online. Maybe you learn something new? Even if you are not even interested in affiliate marketing, then you can learn a lot of useful use for other purposes.

So whether you want to try or are unsure, give it a try and sign up for free here now

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  • Nelly says:

    Whow what a great website, beautifull lay-out, you know what your talking about and the site is koud and clear. I hope I can do the same in the future.

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much for your nice words. I am absolutely sure you will. It’s pretty nice your site too. I use wordpress theme Simple Days plus on this page, if it’s something you want to try out.

  • John says:

    Your information on this training program is very well laid out. I like that you can try it out for free for as long as you want.
    What do you think is the hardest part about making this program work and how long will it take to make some of my money back. Do you have a time limit on the training, can you keep working with the program without paying the monthly premiums and still make money.

    • admin says:

      Hi, and thanks for your questions. You ask some good questions, which I might want to include in the article.

      How long it takes before you get back the money you pay to the Wealthy affiliate depends on you and other variables, and is difficult to say exactly. But we must be realistic here. If you are willing to follow the course and work hard, then it will probably pay off over time (not tomorrow or next week or next month but over time). Those who succeed with this also put in an effort. Some can of course also be lucky or extremely smart and make money faster. No rule without exception.

      So the hardest part with this is that you have to put some work now into learning all this and further producing web pages and good content. But the work you are doing now can perhaps give you an automatic income from 6 to 24 months.

      You don’t really need to be a member forever, but it has its benefits to be a member too – where you can keep up with what’s happening and stay up to date – there are changes all the time and new markets and opportunities you may not think about alone. And you have continuous opportunity to have professional interaction with others interested in affiliate marketing.

  • Kavitha says:

    Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform for people who want to learn affiliate marketing. The huge community at WA assist each member and helps in leveraging their business.

    • admin says:

      Yes, I agree with you. It really seems to be the place for those who want to learn some keys to succeed online. Thank you for participating here in the comment field.

  • Damien says:

    Nice review about Wealthy Affiliate. What I like is the community. I never saw a strong community like Wealthy Affiliate. A lot of help there. Also, free membership is worth trying it.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this review with us.

    • admin says:

      You’re welcome! Yes, you are right – the community at Wealthy Affilate is unique, and is at least as important as the education itself. Lots of inspiration to gather from the other members in there.

  • Tai says:

    Wealthy Affiliate is such a great place to learn! So many supportive people and unlimited resources – which comes off course with the Premium membership. I’m glad I made the decision to go Premium. I have learnt so much since I joined and I see developmental change happening. I don’t plan on quitting any time soon! 😀

    • admin says:

      Thank you very much for your comment. It is good to hear that you are satisfied and that you feel you are getting value for the money you invest in this. That’s the most important thing, not the cost itself. The fact that there is a balance between what you pay and what you get back, and it seems that there is good balance here 🙂

  • Ann says:

    This is a very informative post, i know wealthy affiliate has been around for donkeys of years, that is a very good sign that the owners are not scammers, secondly the training sounds very good from your appraisal, they are obviously doing many things right and since you can dip your toe in the water free, that is also great

    • admin says:

      Yes, it is good to finally meet someone who is not scammers online. There are many who are trying to sell some “get rich overnight” solution that is totally worthless.
      Yes, it is a great advantage to get a free tasting without burning off your credit card, so you know what you are paying for and have the opportunity to consider whether it is something you want to go ahead with or not.

  • Sienna says:

    Nice post! Wealthy Affiliate sounds like an affordable and useful tool for someone starting out in the online marketing world. I think people will really appreciate your review. How long have you been a member of WA?

    • admin says:

      Thank you very much for your nice comment.
      If I remember right then I became a member the night of March 22nd. And the same day, I became a premium member. So it’s now just 3 weeks? I fell in love with the program and sat all day days with the free course, so I had to jump to be paid member. It was quite fun and educational. Of course, I may change my mind over time, but so far I am positive.

  • Kristina says:

    Hi, I found this article of yours very helpful. Thank you very much for that. I was reading a lot in the last few days about Wealthy Affiliate, but I didn’t found this detailed review like yours. I am thinking to join and try it out. It sounds promising.
    Do you maybe know how much time do you need to work on the Wealthy Affiliate before you start getting some revenue? I am still a bit skeptical, I don’t know much about that affiliate world. 🙂

  • This sounds like a great opportunity. The thing that makes me trust it the most is that they offer a free starter membership and it looks like you still get a lot for free. It is nice to finally hear about a financial opportunity that is really beneficial and isn’t just another scam trying to get your money!

    Thank You for this Helpful Info,

  • Kirsti says:

    “Men Over 40 With Dry Feet” Ha ha, that was a good one. 😀 But really, it´s true, a niche can be just about anything. An online university is a good way to describe Wealthy Affiliate. I think your review was really good and honest. I also kind of felt like it was a a minus having to pay for the premium membership, but hey, you get (almost) nothing worth money for free, right?

    I also found Wealthy Affiliate accidentally by a blog that had a WA review. I had been a victim of a “make money online” scam earlier, so I was also suspicious about Wealthy Affiliate. But it turned out to be a real deal. It´s especially great they are not one of those up sale-companies trying to sell you more and more services. You get everything you need in WA with the premium membership (except for the domain name registration fee, but that´s only $14/year).

    Like you mentioned, the helpful community in WA is great. There are so many members across the world there, that someone is always online to answer your questions. Many “make money online” companies do n´t have an active community, I think it´s also because some of those companies are scams, so they do n´t want their members to talk to each other about their experiences. WA has nothing to hide, so they have no problem with their members being able to communicate freely.

  • Jukka says:

    Out of all the online marketing communitioes out there int he wast world wide web, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely on the honest side. Besides the great community a like the fact that it has most of the tools an online marketer needs in a single place. You can register your domains, build your site, create your content, get your training and ask for help under the same roof. To me this means less hassle and time saved. And not to mention less passwords to remember. That’s time you can use to build your business.

    I went premium within my first week of Wealthy Affiliate and haven’t regretted it for a minute even though I had a one hassle I’ll talk more about in a minute. My online business is actually showing some very promising results after 10 months in WA and I’m very excited.

    The only hassle I had when I accidentally managed to break the community rules by sharing a link that wasn’t allowed. The really annoying part was that they didn’t give me ANY warnings, I just had a banner stating my writing privileges had been taken away. The most ridiculous part was that I couldn’t contact site support, which is pretty much mandatory if you are trying to host a website. I had to hunt for a contanct email through email and Wealthy Affiliate sorted out it pretty fast once I got the contact through but boy was I frustrated for a week or so. The take away here is that read the rules and abide to them. I still wish they would establish a warning system and wouldn’t use “lethal force” straight away.

    The other tips I have to anyone thinking about joining: Focus on the training. Do it step by step and build your site. After that create content. If you don’t like writing, you have to learn. If you write a post every single day you WILL get results for sure. If you write once a month it highly unlikely. But rest assured this stuff works. Also ask questions, this helps you get through obstacles. And what ever you do, don’t waste time trying to climb the rank ladder. It’s addictive but won’t really build your business. You can definitely get some useful contacts by being active but that should come after your own business is established and growing.

    My final tip is this: Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform to host your business with an quality training to getting started. The training is still a scratch of the surface, you need to learn more about things like SEO, backlinks, keyword research etc. Fortunately the community has training on these as well.

  • Derek Marshall says:

    Great article, I ask how difficult is it to get traffic to your site these days? I have heard SEO is quite difficult.

  • suzanne says:

    HI, and congrats on a wonderful review article. 🙂

    As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I must agree with everything you said. This is truly an exceptional training platform. The certification course is very detailed and step by step. Anyone can get through this easily. And if you do get stuck, the community is always willing and able to help out. Quickly!

    I know there’s a fee for premium, but really, it’s so reasonable compared to other platforms online. If you wanted the same quality of hosting anywhere else, you’d pay the same. And that would be for only hosting. At WA you get hosting, training, live webinars, classrooms on every strategy possible, and a world-class community.

    I’ve been there since 2011, and I love it. I highly recommend it.


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