Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or legitimate? You are at the right location to have your question answered.
If you are reading this post, I’m guessing you are looking for a LEGITIMATE way to earn money online from the comfort of home. If so, welcome. You are not alone in your search. There are literally thousands of people every single day searching for the same thing. But there is a lot of frustration due to being led down a path by a guru (or even worse, a scam artist), only to find out it was a waste of time and/or your hard-earned money. I know. I was one of the many who lost money on the same search!
If that is you, then let me just say…Your Search Is Over! Today I am going to introduce you to a truly legitimate way to earn more money from home. This review is of Wealthy Affiliate and I promise you it is the last place your will need to look.
The question: Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam, or is it legitimate? The answer is simple. Wealthy Affiliate is completely legitimate!
Obviously, the first three paragraphs of this post did not convince you, at least I hope not. I hope you are the type of person that does your homework before jumping in to something new without even thinking about it.
I will try to paint a picture for you today that will hopefully answer enough questions for you to make an informed decision. But I do want to let you know right up front that when you make your decision to join Wealthy Affiliate, it is free! Yes, FREE! 100%!
So put your wallet/purse away, relax a little, and enjoy this review.
HERE WE GO!
I will cover the following topics in this review;
- What is Wealthy Affiliate?
- What makes Wealthy Affiliate Legitimate?
- How do I earn money (commissions)?
- Starter Membership (Free) vs Premium Membership (monthly/yearly fee)
- What others are saying about Wealthy Affiliate?
- How long until I start earning money every month?
- How to Start
If you still have questions after this review, please submit them in comments and I will be happy to respond.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is a membership site that provides outstanding training and technical support to assist members in building an internet business. It is an industry leader in providing a structured education platform in modern affiliate marketing.
Wealthy Affiliate was created in 2005 and has been helping its members create successful internet businesses ever since. Kyle and Carson are the two entrepreneurs who started Wealthy Affiliate. Both are still very active within the community and are providing improvements and incentives all the time.
When you think of a community, such as the neighborhood you live or an organization you are a part of, you think of people helping each other in times of need and gathering together for some type of celebration. Well that is what the community at Wealthy Affiliate is like, only it is online and worldwide. Members ask questions, seek guidance, receive training, perform research, and the list goes on and on.
Here is an inside snapshot to give you an idea.
There are currently over 1.4 million members and more than a thousand expert coaches to assist you with any questions. I can speak from experience that any questions I have had have always been answered within a few minutes due to this being a global community. Someone is always online and willing to help.
If you have little or no experience in the technical aspect of starting an internet business, look no further than Wealthy Affiliate.
So let’s take a deeper look inside so you can judge for yourself if Wealthy Affiliate is worth it.
What Makes Wealthy Affililiate Legitimate?
In the snapshot above you will see on the left column a list of Wealthy Affiliate content; training, websites, live events, research, affiliate programs, live chat, and help center. Let’s take a look at each of these.
To the right you will observe two training courses; Online Entrepreneur Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp.
The Online Entrepreneur Certification is the best place to start if you do not have any experience in building a website or have little to no experience in starting an internet business.
It is designed to walk you through the steps of creating a successful online business that generates revenue. There are five courses/levels offered within this training.
These five courses/levels are;
- Getting Started
- Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website
- Making Money
- Mastering Social Engagement
- Achieving Maximum Success Through Creative Content
Each course has ten individual lessons. ALL courses are offered at your own pace and you can repeat or review the study material at any time.
As I mentioned earlier, when you make your decision to join Wealthy Affiliate, you join for free. This is known as Starter Membership. (Note: Level 1 is included with your free Starter Membership. Levels 2 – 5 are included with Premium Membership only. Refer to membership options later on is this article.)
Here is a snapshot of what is included with your first course/level;
The Affiliate Bootcamp courses are designed for those who wish to establish a website to show others how to earn money online.
You simply can’t find a better platform to start you online business education. And considering it is free, what have you got to loose? So jump in, and check it out.
Though that is still the backbone of what websites are, fortunately with Wealthy Affiliate you don’t have to worry about any of that technical stuff. That is all taken of for you in the background. You just have to follow the step by step instructions and all of a sudden, your website is up and running!
With the advent of sites like Wealthy Affiliate and WordPress, you can literally create a website within minutes. At least, the foundations of one. You will always be making adjustments or modifications here and there. That is part of the WORK I was referring to earlier. Have you ever been to a website and thought to yourself, “Whoever designed this site should have done a better job?” Be sure to always keep your site looking modern and functional.
Once you have completed your course training at Wealthy Affiliate, it is certainly not the end of your education. It is just the beginning!
Each week, Wealthy Affiliate hosts a live training event designed to keep you updated on the latest and greatest trends and techniques in the industry.
No need to worry if your work schedule does not allow you to attend the live presentation. Each one is recorded and Premium members are able to review these at any time! This does not only include the ones published since you joined, but an entire library of previously recorded events going back several years. Truly a great tool and resource.
You have probably heard the expression of the key to success in real estate is location, location, location. Well, the same hold true for marketing your website. But in this case it is research, research, research!
Fortunately you will have access to one of the greatest tools within Wealthy Affiliate. The program is called Jaaxy and it contains the following tools to help you in researching all aspects of your website. You will naturally start out with a particular area of interest or hobby that you want to share with others. This is called a niche. Once you have established what your niche is, you need to narrow your focus so you can draw readers/viewers in to what you have to offer. This is where Jaaxy comes in.
This is a relatively new tool within Wealthy Affiliate and was a couple of years in the making. This is a powerful tool which helps you locate companies which offer goods that you wish to promote within your particular niche. From specific to general, filters are available to assist you in narrowing down which company;
- has locations in a specific area
- has the best commission
- pays you in an acceptable manner
- and has the best rating
Of course you have the option of asking a question in your training curriculum and someone will get in touch with you. But what if it is 3:00 a.m. and you can’t sleep because you have a burning question in your mind, and you need the answer now?
The beauty of Wealthy Affiliate is that it is a global community. Someone with expertise is always online and can help you with a specific question.
There are several options within the help center, some of which have already been discussed.
Technical support is one aspect that you will definitely use. They have certainly helped me after I got ahead of myself (jumped ahead in the lessons because I was too anxious) and in turn performed an action on my website that I thought was a fatal error. Let me just tell you now, I don’t recommend jumping ahead!
But you can also private message anyone within the community. Help is always just around the corner! Believe me, you are not in this alone.
How Do I Earn Money (Commissions)
Your website or links within your website can take your viewers directly to other business websites where they can in turn purchase items. When a visitor makes a purchase from that site, you in turn receive a commission for the items they purchase. (Refer back to the section Affiliate Programs if needed.)
And there are multiple other options for earning money, including a referral system where you receive a recurring commission for those who join Wealthy Affiliate as a result of your efforts. And it is just that…a referral system, NOT a multi level marketing scam.
Starter Membership vs Premium Membership
Your first step is to join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE. That’s right, you can join Wealthy Affiliate at absolutely no cost or obligation. Upon joining you are considered to have a Starter Membership. With your Starter Membership you will be able to take the first ten (10) lessons of Affiliate Bootcamp AND the first ten (10) lessons of the Online Entrepreneur Certificate. In addition to this you will be able to create two websites which you will be able to keep and continue growing.
Your Starter Membership is valid for as long as you like. Whenever you decide you want more training and the MANY benefits that come with an upgraded membership, you can sign up for Premium Membership. The fee is $49 per month OR $359 per year, which is a $229 savings! There is also a 6 month option.
Here are SOME of the advantages of a Premium Membership;
- Weekly LIVE interactive classes
- 300 hours of the interactive classes on video
- 100 additional online lessons from Affiliate Bootcamp and Entrepreneur Certificate
- Up to 50 websites you can own and create
- 3000+ beautiful website designs
- 51,973 website feature “add-ons”
- Free website encryption
- 24/7 website monitoring and support
- Virus and malware protection of your website
- Over 1,000,000 graphics to choose from
- Plagarism checker (so you aren’t duplicating web content)
What Others Are Saying About Wealthy Affiliate
No better way than to show you what others are saying.
How Long Until I Start Earning Money Every Month?
An understandable and a legitimate question. Here is the upfront answer. Don’t plan on earning anything for 3 – 4 months. If you need to pay rent next week or need to put food on the table, you are in the wrong place. You need to stop and go bust down some doors until you find a full time job.
I don’t tell you that to discourage you, but rather to be honest with you. Are there exceptions? Of course. As a matter of fact I know of one member who started earning money from their website in less than two weeks. But that is certainly the exception and not the rule. Not by a long shot.
This comes from Kyle, one of the founders;
But you HAVE to work at it! And when I say work, I mean WORK HARD! There are lessons to read, videos to watch, websites to build, comments to make, assignments to do, and checklists to follow.
I don’t want you to start something that you aren’t going to succeed at. If you don’t have good work ethic, then don’t even bother with Wealthy Affiliate. If you aren’t willing to put in some work, you will fail at this just as sure as the sun rises!
But I am letting you know right now that if you follow the courses EXACTLY and do not give up, you will succeed!
Do you start a diet and loose all the weight you want in a month? No. Do you hit the gym and get the perfect body in a month? No. It takes small steps, sometimes baby steps. Especially if you have no experience. But slowly you start to see success and before you know it, you are the expert.
The same is true for starting a business. And this is going to be YOUR BUSINESS! If you don’t look at this in a long term perspective, you are setting yourself up for a huge disappointment.
Sam Ewing said, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
Let me just say, if I can do this, then YOU can do this! If you are ready to change your circumstances and willing to put in the work necessary to succeed, then you are definitely ready for the next section.
How To Start
Simple. When you are ready, just click HERE.
Remember that everyone starts off with a Starter Membership. That is the Free membership. You can stay with the Starter Membership as long as you want and then start the Premium Membership whenever you are ready. Just remember there is a seven (7) day window for receiving the first month discount. Other than that; WELCOME ABOARD! I will see you on the inside!