My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review

My Honest Opinion of Wealthy Affiliate.

INTRODUCTION

There’s so much you can have in one platform.

  • expert help.
  • awesome training.
  • live classes.
  • all in 1 web building console.
  • tools,
  • network.
  • community.
  • the right foundation.

I’m not exaggerating and let me begin.

The above screen is my Wealthy Affiliate (or WA) main console is where all the parts come together.

WA is an online platform for your to start your online business within an environment of experienced but down to earth experts. It is a comprehensive program that gets your website quickly and then in a very systematic way build your online business one ‘brick’ at a time.

The focus is on building a very solid foundation for your business based on affiliate marketing. (Affiliate marketing enables you to promote products you do not need to own. When the sale is made, you don’t need to fulfil the delivery because your affiliate partners will do it for you)

What you will experience is a guided program to build a successful website, find affiliate partner companies, promote products according to your niche and then optimised your site to make money with very little startup cost.

You will be trained using online videos, tutorials and free classrooms using the latest online training technology available.

The foundational course is a certification course that is organised into very easy to follow steps that take between weeks to months to complete.

In comparison with other programs, I’ve experienced prior to coming here.  I honestly feel Wealthy Affiliate (or WA) is unique and effective.

Let me unpack why I say so.

PROS/CONS

Pros:

Easy step to step training from beginners to advanced level
Free $0 starter membership.
2 websites on siterubix.com for FREE!
Great community of support. It’s a SPAM free environment where members don’t solicit other than their offer to help.
Many online business experts, including Kyle & Carson, the founders themselves who are active members.
A solid internet business foundation based on affiliate marketing
No hyped environment. Very little upselling other than the Premium membership but only if you need the advanced feature (such as ability to host your own domain). Otherwise, the free membership is enough.

Cons:

Can get lost in details if the starter is hasty to move too fast.
Social-network can mean more networking than working if you are not disciplined.

WHO IT IS FOR

It is good for
Employees who’s tired of working for others and want to explore working towards a full-time life based on the passive income of an internet business.
Businessmen who want to expand their revenue stream,
Housewives who want to make extra income,
Students who want to support their studies or pay off their loans,
People who want more flexibility in their working time and want the freedom to volunteer more in the area of their passion.

It’s also for experienced internet marketers who want to learn more about how to build a website that is fully optimised for your customers.

Many of the current members came from being scammed by no so legit programs online. So for you who are in the same situation and have grown tired of with under-delivering programs, you can come home to a good solid program with proven track record.

I came into the program for specific reasons of fulfilling my dream of being an internet entrepreneur so that I can . I resigned from my job a month ago and now fulfilling my notice.

Because of Wealthy Affiliate, I could set up my own online Play Good Guitar niche site (using products from the Amazon Affiliate Program) and fulfil my childhood dream of owning a ‘Guitar Shop’.

If it can happen to me, the same can happen to you too.

If your dream is to start your own business with very little money, you are in the right place.

WHO IT IS NOT GOOD FOR

– People who buy into get rich quick schemes and think they will get rich without work.

– People who are impatient and do not want to invest working on solid marketing foundation

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

What impressed me, is how quickly one can start to set up a working website.

Just like a brick and mortar business that needs a physical shop with a physical address, an online business needs a website with a domain name as the address in the digital world.

This program puts the beginner very quickly on the right track. I believe anyone will be surprised by how they could get their site up so quickly.

The secret I believe is in their training program with 2 kinds of training,

1) A set of certification courses 



2) Classrooms

The former certification courses are the proven step by step method of helping members succeed. It has 5 levels. It is supplemented by the 12 Classrooms which cover a wealth of topics to enhance their online success for anyone to attend any time after the certification courses.

Experts & experienced members will also post out their own training videos from time to time. I have put up a sample of an actual training so you can see how it is done. This is a sample of one on how to create a website under 30 seconds.


The power of the training in Wealthy Affiliate comes from a clear process, founded on effective web marketing principles. This process is founded on effective web marketing principles laid out comprehensively in these steps.

1.Choose a Niche

2.Build a Website

3.Attract Visitors

4.Earn Revenue

This is simple but effective process which my website uses to help you.

I can tell you as an experienced IT consultant who had worked in the industry for 10 years, the quality of instruction and education you gained here is comparable to the best out there.

If I may say so, I feel that its worth not more than the 4 years I went to university to study where I paid tens of thousands for my time there.

When I came into this program, I was still blown away by so many practical things I can still learn about websites, visitors and making money online.

 

Before I started with WA, to build a website, I go through cycles of countless steps.

It’s navigating the web from scratch firstly to pick a host to host my site, then a web editor to write codes to create my website, then a publishing platform to push out blog posts on top of the multiple supporting programs like keyword research and tools to support the process.

It was okay then but feels like a waste of a lot of my time now. What I used to spend months to do, I could do it in days.

If only I had then what I have now,  I would have been more productive, spared of a lot of headaches and not forgetting the money spend on formal education.

WA is not an academic pursuit but very rooted in practice. My websites under Wealthy Affiliate went up LIVE under an hour. I already have 2 websites up and running 2 short weeks I was in the program.


Playgoodguitar.com
and EasyOnlineBusiness.Club both went live on the internet within the day, indexed by Google within a week and ready to make money through affiliate products within a month. (Update: I had the third one called littleignatian.siterubix.com I setup in 2 days a few months later. Another Update: I have since migrated my three other sites hosted somewhere else to be hosted in WA and am happy with the move to have all my websites under one roof)

Wealthy Affiliate integrates all the leading web building tools in the market like Siterubix web-hosting, WordPress blogging platform and Jaaxy, which is an excellent Keyword Research Tool. All these are built into work seamlessly together to become a state of the art building platform that enables me to make such progress in such a short time.

UPDATES/KEEPING CURRENT

The founders Kyle and Carlson are experts in this field running this program successfully for over 10 years.  They are at the top of their game in terms of keeping in touch with innovation. They monitoring the changes in the internet, web development and digital marketing technology and relevantly built it into the system. This is great value for those of us who lack the time and the know how to keep in touch on our own.

Just recently all members were given updates to secure their websites with secure certificates

(See websites with https://  )

Left on our own we would not have known what it is and why a secure website important nowadays.

People who have been members for years will tell you it is precisely this constant updating of technology and course content that make them stay as members for so long.

Kyle and Carlson do care and make it a point to keep us updated of new tools/technology, not only by building it into the system but releasing video courses to explain them as well.

Also, courses are updated regularly and you cannot say the same of many others.  In fact, you will notice that next to each online course, there is a ‘Request Update’ button for members to trigger the authors to update the content if it is ever found to be outdated.


WEALTHY AFFILIATE SUPPORT

I have to say support is top notch.

One of the highlights of being a member goes beyond the tools or mechanics of business building but it is the community. The platform to connect every member and networking activities is well worth the time.

I’m more than impressed to see how each part of the program works together and then to have the community come in for help and support. The founders are personally active helping members. And not only does the owners respond to your queries, almost everyone is interested to chip in.

I think this comes from the philosophy of the community that success is not selling but it is helping. It has a ‘pay it forward’ system where helping is a norm.


I remembered when I joined, the respond to my first few questions came almost immediately, never more than 2 minutes of posting my questions.

For example, I had a question bugging me half way through working out  ….

And this reply came within seconds.

Occasionally there will be other experienced members who would drop a note to your profile to ask if I needed help in any way.

There’s also a 24/7 LIVE Support Chat and there are very experienced people ‘camping’ there. Some very experienced and successful members literally CAMP there (for example, there’s a member by the name of @RICH who everyone asked if he is a robot that never sleep. He is always there ready to answer anyone with a question with an instant LIVE answer.

If chat members do not know the answer off hand, they usually point us to a tutorial, a classroom or where is the site or internet, we may find the answer.

Truly I have never experienced this level of help from any forum or program. This is by far the best online help community. Period!

This is totally amazing and set it apart from the many Get Rich Scams out there.  I would pay a good fee just for this kind of support and guidance because things really get easier when you are mentored and guided in the right direction.

WEALTHY AFFILIATE PRICE

Free for Starter Membership (which I’ve never seen before anywhere) or
$49 per month for Premium Membership.

In the first week of the free starter membership, one is able to upgrade to the premium membership for a discount of only $19. There’s also a yearly upgrade where over 30% discount can be enjoyed for a full year subscription.

The other program I was considering before I chose this, was Anik Singal’s Inbox Blueprint which costs $1,497. I was seriously considering joining that program as I didn’t mind paying for a quality education in digital marketing.  Then I read a review comparing “Wealthy Affiliate vs Inbox Blueprint” and I learned that Wealthy Affiliate costs less but provides the same level of information as Inbox Blueprint. I was glad I listened to that advice and made the decision to join Wealthy Affiliate instead. The money I saved came in handy for me to spend on other things operating my online businesses

PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS

This is a high class and quality learning platform. With no bombarding or up-selling of products we do not need, nothing is hyped or over promised in their marketing. This is definitely not a SCAM and there is not smell or sense of it at all.

A totally LEGIT program with evidence of people doing well and making a living with their niche website business. The following are real stories from the users themselves inside the program. This are not fabricated but real testimonies screen captured from blogs of accounts in the system.


Beyond these sample of success stories, these are reviews of recent users who have gone through the training and have been pleased with it.



FINAL OPINION/VERDICT (+ BONUS!!)

I wholehearted recommend Wealthy Affiliate as the platform to learn and grow your online business. The 3 key reasons why I prefer this compared to others (Mark Ling’s Affilorama, Anik Singal’s Inbox Blueprint etc) and have since made this, our #1 recommendations in Easy Online Business Club are

Great Learning Platform:

I like it how I was guided in the classrooms and video courses. Progress is made surely and consistently. It is systematic that if one diligently follows through without missing much of the steps, success is within reach of any regular member. Even days of rest is programmed in so the pace is not hurried and one is not made to feel ‘left behind’.

Free To Try:

The starter membership is $0 to start. When inside the program, there’s little upselling other than if you need more advanced features you can upgrade to Premium for $19 for the first month and $49 subsequently. At the premium level, it is by far the cheapest in the market. The starter membership allows you space to setup 2 websites which are more than enough to start with.

Amazing Support:

Secondly and most importantly, for a starter to have someone (and a big community of 10,000 members as of now who stands by you and guide you along in your business building. This kind of 24 hours/day and 7 days/week support is crucial for someone who’s starting off.

I honestly feel that there are no other programs that supersede this one if you know what your passion is and the niche website you’ll be doing. Even if you don’t know your niche, the training of finding your niche will help you get closer to what it is.

Wealthy Affiliate gets a 9.5/10, a thumbs up and will be my number 1 recommendation at EasyOnlineBusiness Club.

I will NOT recommend it to anyone who’s looking for instant success without the hard work, but if you are realistic and willing to put in the work, this program is for you.

Click here to begin $0 Starter Membership which is 100% Free It’s really nothing to lose.

Since I believe in this program so much, I’m going add the following  **BONUSES ** for those who upgrades to premium within 7 days.

When you join your FREE Starter Account, I am going to offer you these 4 bonuses if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days

BONUS #1: A 59% Discount For 1st Month Fee of premium membership ie. only $19 other than $49

BONUS #2:  Personal Coaching. I will be personally contacting you on your profile with my “hello” to give information about the program and how you can personally get help from me. I will also tell you how to claim your next 2 bonuses:

BONUS #3:  Design Your Site Logo. I have designed logos and websites professionally (charging up to $600 per man day). You’ll get one personally designed by me.

BONUS #4:  A free dress up for your website. I will give you a free analysis and feedback on how you can dress your website to look its best to your visitors. How your website looks is an important factor to your online branding. It will bring more visitors to your site and help you generate more revenue.

I look forward to seeing you. You will never know what you have been missing until you step foot inside of Wealthy Affiliate.

If you would like to leave your personal review or experience of Wealthy Affiliate or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!

Your friend,

 

 

 

 

ht

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.

17 thoughts on “My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for this information. I have been looking for a good learning platform for a while and have been caught out by a few scams in the past.
    I have now read a couple of reviews of wealthy affiliate and all have been positive.
    If you take the starter membership, is there a time limit to taking the premium? Once you go premium are there any other costs to being a member and finally if I wanted to pay for a whole year in advance is there any discount?
    Regards,
    Eddie

    1. Thanks Eddie, here is not time limit to upgrading to premium. You can do it anytime and once you are in, the other cost is only the price of getting a year domain subscription for your site. It is usually around $13 per year which is affordable. A yearly subscription entitles you to a big $200 plus disount. See the premium monthly membership fee is $47 but a yearly premium membership fee is just $359.

  2. Great review! A lot of people are looking for ways to make money online and Wealthy Affiliate does just that. It’s not a get rich quick option but you will earn money online if you follow the plan. Some niches convert quicker than others but Wealthy Affiliate certainly has the road map for success.

  3. Hi HT,
    You have certainly given me something to think about. Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a real solid place. I like the idea of community and people helping other people to succeed. Building a successful online business needs a whole lot of support.
    All the best to you,
    Kathy

  4. This seems to be a really good place to start. I don’t have any computer skills or web-based knowledge so I think this would benefit me a lot. I know its free to join and you can pay a month subscription if you decide too. My only question is are there any up charges for anything once you decide to be a premium member?

    1. Once you decided to be premium member, its only $19 for the first month and thereafter $49 monthly. Unlike other programs I know, there are no compulsory up charges for you to develop and run a successful websites. All the recommendations for plugins and supporting apps uses the free options. So this is really good and I’m personally very pleased with that. Hope you’ll be too.

  5. Great advice here and thanks for the review.

    I like the way you talk about this program as a learning center, and the skills you learn are then put into places step by step.

    I can see why it would not work for someone wanting a get rich quick scheme (which are scams anyway) or people with little patience.

    Wealth Affiliate is about building a business, not about making money fast.

    i want to know. With this program, do they update the training and keep on top of the latest developments?

    Sometimes these companies do not update and you find yourself learning older and sometimes outdated material!

    Can you let me know?

    Thanks

    Chris

  6. I have found many positive reviews on so many websites regarding wealthy affiliate and to be honest, this thing intrigued me to join this awesome opportunity without taking a time. It has been a year being a member of wealthy affiliate and I’m all my way to skyrocket my businesses with the help of its training, tools, support and the community. The best part about WA is the hosting itself worth the money. Thanks for the comprehensive review.

  7. Excellent review. I definitely agree that those looking for a get rich quick scheme will be sorely disappointed since it does take a lot of work to get a website up and running with great content.
    The training is pretty good and I found that I could go at my own pace which means that it wasn’t an overwhelming experience.

  8. Hi,
    Wealthy Affiliate is the easiest way to learn how to build an affiliate business. I’ve been using it for years and it has helped me so much. Thanks for reviewing this excellent program

  9. you know, the more I research about starting an online business, the more I am hearing about this wealthy affiliate program. And I’m amazed at all the good things I hear about this program. I wonder if you could help me with a question. For me, having support is important to me. So how helpful are the people within this community when it comes to helping out those just getting started? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for dropping by. The support is amazing. I remember many times I was stuck with a problem that got resolved through an 24/7 online chat almost immediately. Occasionally there’s issues that only technical support can help. Usually logging in a problem and the Wealthy Affiliate support team gets back within an hour. It’s really a vibrant community here. I encourage you to go in a take a look since the sign up is free. https://www.wealthyaffiliate.c

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