Best Legitimate Online Business Courses

Today I would like to compare all the best legitimate online business course compared to Wealthy Affiliate, our number 1 club recommendation.

#1. Wealthy Affiliate. 

Our top recommendation is an online learning university started by Kyle and Carson in 2005. It’s one of the most established internet business setup programs and currently has 800,000 members. It’s step by step foundational building method is impressive and commendable. Not upsell and its starter account for free could really help you build 2 websites and learn the rope of an affiliate online marketer.  No smell of hype inside the program, just a good old solid business with a community of people using it and believing in it as a legitimate and honest online business program.

#2. Affilorama

Mark Ling is an internet marketing expert who founded Affilorama together with Simon Slade in 2006 at Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s a training program with hundreds of hours of video and printed lessons organized systematically. Although it is a solid package, some materials may be outdated and could subtlely harm our progress

Affilorama vs Wealthy Affiliate
The community isn’t as active as Wealthy Affiliate. They have a forum as support but with no live chat.  I was able to stay motivated in Wealthy Affiliate whose community which included the founders as active members helped. Mark Ling doesn’t participate as an active member and hasn’t been seen commenting or helping in the forum. When in Affilorama, I didn’t find myself progressing as fast compared to WA. The upselling in Affilorama is considerably more compared to Wealthy Affiliate who don’t do much at all other than just the upgrade from Starter to Premium (only if you need the extra features)

#3. Inbox Blueprint 2.0

Anik Singal is an internet marketing guru, a businessman, author and founder of LURN training company and many (too many) other things. This program (not written by him but by his team of employees) although comprehensive is expensive at 3 payments of $597 or $1,497. Whatever is taught can be found elsewhere on the internet for a much much lesser price.

Inbox Blueprint 2.0 vs Wealthy Affiliate
Really good solid training on email marketing but the price is a real deterrent. Honestly, I was seriously considering this program after knowing him and watching his TEDTalk at the time, I am deciding to start my online business. I was willing to pay for a good education on the business. However, I’m glad I picked Wealthy Affiliate after much research because in WA I could learn all I need to know about affiliate marketing. I pushed up my website within 1 hour of starting and set up the foundations of an online business within a month, ready to gain traffic and attract customers to buy from my website. I dare not think Anik Singal’s program is any faster than that. Even if it is, it’s not a thousand dollars more difference.

#4. Evergreen Wealth Formula

Evergreen Wealth Formula is started by James Sholes online business. Training is done through instructional videos that are updated regularly. The main focus of the program deals with setting up multiple, passive residual income streams. The package costs $97.

Evergreen Wealth Formula vs Wealthy Affiliate
It’s good that is a one-time payment of $97 and nothing else but there’s upsell within the program. One thing I don’t like is James Sholes’ sales tactics. His scam like claims that one can make $1000 per day and $100 a day in 30 days to get people to join is of course simply not true for any inexperienced newcomer. Also, there is no members support other than an email to James Sholes himself which takes a bit of luck to get good support. So that makes me favor Kyle and Carson’s more down to earth, honest and practical style. And not forgetting their legion of hundred of thousands of helpful members in their community to support you.

Hope this will help you understand why Wealthy Affiliate is our top recommendation and also the other programs which is also very good and how you decide depends of what you are looking for and they may suit you for what you want to do.

Keep shopping and if you need more information, please feel free to drop me a comment below.


My 10 years of IT consultancy across multiple discipline (including government, education, health and the non-profit sector) and also my 12 years in the service industry means I can help you champion your online business journey. I can help you develop yourself and your team to navigate your digital transformation.

6 thoughts on “Best Legitimate Online Business Courses

  1. So HT,

    What you are saying is that Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is the best resource. I found WA through doing research on a stay-at-home job. I was particularly looking at a review on the opportunity for that stay-at-home job (NOT WA), and it didn’t look promising.

    In the comments below that review, I found an individual talk about how WA was a promising resource. I clicked on the link, got my feet wet, took the first course (which is free; HT may have disclosed that already), and saw that it has sooo much opportunities for me. I paid the first month fee of $19 for being a premium member with access to all other resources in the online business community.

    I have been doing about three weeks of work completing all of the certification courses (waiting on an application for a money-making tool. It is taking forever, it seems!). No strings attached, WA is the way to go.

    The thing about WA is that it takes time and effort. To start making the money you have the desire to make through WA, you have to put that time and effort in. We all have lives, so it may take more days for others to complete the steps for the 5 certification courses. As long as you HAVE A PASSION about something, it doesn’t have to be about being an online entrepreneur, you will find the time and effort tasty (LOL). For instance, if you really like cat toys, you can start an online business about that. Anything, really.

    I am just getting ALOT of support from family, so I am engaging it as a full-time job. I have time to put that effort it.

    For those reading this, if you have the time to put effort into WA, take the free 1st certification course. It isn’t long and you will learn about how you can get started with your online business through WA.

    Thanks for letting me leave this comment, HT.


    Roman Rys, MSW, LCSWA

    1. Thanks Roman. I’m so glad you are on board and making the progress. I wish you all the best and do keep us updated if possible how you are doing.

  2. Wealthy affilaite has the best online course when it come s to website building and learning ways off taking your wesbite and making monies from it, What i love about wealthy affiliate is the fact that you can start with no money and see if this is what you really want. Another great thing about wealthy affiliaye is the community where you can get help, the tools that is so awesome and the training. I would encourage anyone to become apart of this community.

  3. I really appreciate the courses you’ve shared for building successful online businesses. 🙂

    These days it’s hard to find something legitimate online because there are so many fraudsters and also low-quality programs providing little value.

    I think my most favorite platforms here would have to be Wealthy Affiliate and Affilorama because I’ve heard so many great things about them from affiliate marketers.

    I’m definitely starting out with your #1 recommendation. 🙂


    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, lots of programs in shiny packages around but what I like about WA and some of these others I’ve reviewed is how down to earth it is and that is nature of legitimate business. Love it that we found the good old fashioned way of success, hardwork in the right path. Speaking of hardwork,I’ve put up my own EASYWAY based on my years in leadership in other areas. Check it out if you can.

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