Wealthy Affiliate: Scam or Not–My Honest Opinion


Could This Be You?

  1. You are searching the internet, looking for an opportunity where you can earn extra income online, or perhaps start a new online business. However, you have no clue as to how to get started and need some help.
  2. You are either already involved in network marketing , or have an online business but you want to take it to the next level.
  3. You have been victimized one or more times by network marketing scammers who promise you fame and fortune overnight, but just take your money and leave you with even less than what you had before.


Hello, my name is Deidre. About 5 years ago, I decided to look into making money online because I had been downsized from my job which I had for 19 years. I quickly found out that the internet is full of online business money-making opportunities; most if not all of them promise that you will make all the money you need in order to live your dream life. So, I was a real “eager beaver”. I just jumped into the first business opportunity I saw online that I thought would make me wealthy. Weeks, sometimes months later, I found myself more in debt and more frustrated because I got scammed–I had paid for ebooks, ecourses, and coaching programs that did nothing for me. I was very discouraged at times. However, I never lost sight of the fact that people actually do make money online with affiliate marketing, and I wanted to become one them. I knew I needed help in achieving this goal, so I did some more research, and came upon Wealthy Affiliate.    

How Wealthy Affiliate Membership has Helped Me

I found out about Wealthy Affiliate from a blog that I subscribe to. I signed up, and I was immediately impressed with the way the training is presented. The training is categorized into 2 parts: those who want to learn how to build a website that pertains to their desired niche or business and those who don’t have a business but are interested in learning how to become an affiliate marketer.

I decided to take the Affiliate Bootcamp course on how to become an affiliate marketer. This is what I found to be most valuable so far (essential if you want to really succeed):

  1. Choosing a domain name for your website
  2. How to select the right WordPress theme for your website
  3. How to do proper keyword searches
  4. Organizing your website and writing themed content
  5. How to use WordPress

As a result of this training, I am now able to write posts such as this one, without much difficulty because I have learned how to jot down ideas prior to writing.  Before the training, I basically hated writing because I thought I was not good at it, and also that I would have no idea what to write about.

What’s so special about Wealthy Affiliate?  What’s in it for you?

WealthyAffiliate.com is a website community of affiliate marketers who help each other learn how to become successful in affiliate marketing or other online business niches. The site is owned by Kyle and Carson, two  expert internet marketers who have dedicated themselves to helping other people achieve success in internet marketing by giving detailed, in depth training for little or no cost.

Here are the facts:

Name:     Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com
Price:      $0 Starter Membership (get free account here)
Owners:  Kyle & Carson
Overall Rankings:    Training                     5 star rating

                   Support/Help          4 stars

                  Tools                           4 stars


  • Detailed video “bootcamp” training  in all important aspects of internet marketing, such as building websites, writing good content, getting good SEO ranking and more


Affiliate training


  • Website owners Kyle and Carson are easily accessible-you can ask them questions via private messaging
  • With the free starter membership, the first 7 days they give you full access to the same features of Wealthy Affiliate as paid Premium members get. They want you to experience all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer                               WA_Benefits
  • Free members get 2 free websites with hosting included; Premium members can have unlimited websites with free hosting and their own domain name
  • No pressure to become a paid Premium member–can remain a free member for life if you so choose
  • Can participate in discussion forums where you can ask any question; questions are answered promptly
  • Wealthy Affiliate members are friendly; always willing to help you when you need it
  • Always welcome new members to the community; give encouragement and praise for every accomplishment

New Member Welcome

Possible Drawbacks

  • As a premium member after the first month when you paid the discount price of $19 is over, the monthly fee goes back to regular rate of $47 per month.  May be a challenge for those with limited budgets
  • Tons of information about affiliate marketing is available by video and blog posts; may be overwhelming at times for some people
  • The 7 day trial period that free members get access to features reserved for Premium members is too short; may be very difficult for some to experience all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

I do not know if Wealthy Affiliate is for you, but if you have taken the time to read this entire review, I think you owe it to yourself to at least take a look (get a free starter membership) and receive my Thank You Bonus . I was skeptical at first, but I decided to join as a free member to check things out anyway. I am proud to say that I am now a Premium member and I really like it. You never know–Wealthy Affiliate may just be the missing link you need to take your business to the next level–that’s just my honest opinion.

Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments; I’ll be happy to help.

Thank You Bonus

Just for taking the time to read this post, click on the link below for your bonus. Whether or not you choose to join Wealthy Affiliate, I hope that these gifts will help you succeed in reaching your goals.

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4 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate: Scam or Not–My Honest Opinion

  1. Hey, I’m part of WA and it’s a great place to be to learn and achieve. learn’t so much since I’ve joined. And it’s free to check out which was very helpful. Great review of WA 🙂

    • Deidre says:

      Hi Tejas,

      Thanks for your comment. I think the fact that you can learn about making money online for free with WA is what sets WA apart from all the other programs out there on the internet.

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