Wealthy Affiliate Review

When you are looking for a online business, you will find a ton of offers. Many of them touting big money quickly, overnight cash and  hundreds on thousands of dollars a month or even a week!

And of course, I had to try a few. Low entry costs were the norm. Then the upsell starts. There are charges for everything you will need, at least they say you will need.

The upsells will amount to hundreds of dollars and up. These are no more than scams that are designed to take your money. Maybe you have discovered that already.There are “scam review sites on the web. That is where I read a Wealthy Affiliate Review.

So after being taken a few times, checking the business quickly found that it was a scam. Is this Wealthy Affiliate another disappointment?

You may have been in the same situation. I am doing a review of Wealthy Affiliate, a work at home business. Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam, lots of upsells?  I will reveal all. You ready?

Wealthy Affiliate
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: https://wealthyaffiliate.com
Cost: 0 for beginners. 49 premium per mo or 365 per year
Who is it for: everyone who needs extra money and isn’t afraid to work for it.                             Ranking:    9.0- 10



Photo first training page

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate

This is the first thing that you will see when you start training. The first training is the certification training. There are 5 modules in this section each contains 10 lessons.

Each lesson will have text and video training. The video shows how to do the task that the text explains. Then at the completion of each lesson there will be tasks for you to perform.  Generally these will be for the training or/and something that you need to get better.

Possibly writing content, which is very important.

After you complete certification there is further training. This is called Bootcamp training. There are 7  modules here and usually 10 lessons in each. The format is the same text/video. But this training is more advanced.

Video live training occurs weekly on a variety of topics. There is a library of video training, you can look for what you need and play it.

The more experienced members also post training on a variety of issues. There is no way to say the training was not enough.



The community inside Wealthy Affiliate is amazing. They will “follow” you and you will “follow” them. Like friends on Facebook. But not at all like Facebook.

You will ask questions when you need help. This is encouraged.  This group is like minded, all looking for success.

you  can ask questions from the search bar at the top of the page, in chat or by writing a post or a private  message.

Membership options



As you can see there are a lot of items on that list. Lot that you get for nothing. I don’t believe there is a comparable offer on the web now.

Going premium is not something you think about right away; a time will come when it is obvious that you need some or all the extras. Then you go for it. With the free membership, you can earn while you learn.

Weather you plan to blog or web commerce or whatever, you should have in mind a niche. Something that will make it a little easier. See this sample lesson on niche

Niche Training

This gave me a Free membership and entitled me to the 2 free websites and the training and hosting for the sites.

I was also introduced to the community inside Wealthy Affiliate, was also given a tour of the site.

The site can be a little confusing at first, but quickly you will find you are navigating like a veteran

 More Great Tools

How about the rest of the stuff?  Keyword search, a very accurate tool for finding keywords that work.  Jaxxy keyword research tool is also available.

Keyword research is improperly done by too many site owners. Sorry to say, but this could be their demise. As an owner to succeed. Professional keyword search and research can make the difference.

Important things you should have in a keyword research tool.

1  QSR (quoted search results)  information gathered from the search engine. Shows the exact number of pages  competing with the exact same search term.

2 KQI (keyword quality index) Instant pulse of keyword for marketing campaign (SEO or PPC) or others. You get a quick determination of quality.

3 Monthly searches. These are numbers you will need to know, traffic numbers. Sites ranked under keywords will grow cumulatively.

4 SEO power. Determines whether or not the keyword is a candidate for seo.  This creates rankings. This is determined by traffic, competition and quality of keywords. To succeed you need rankings.

Jaxxy is a premium keyword research tool.


Siterubix for hosting, building and managing your website. WordPress, the way sites are built. There is so much more.


Come on in, keep your credit card in your pocket. Get a free membership , look around, dare to be impressed, you will. Make money, you will!

You can do this and walk away if you don’t like. I don’t think you will. You can make money here. Nothing in life, that is worth it, is easy. But this offer contains a BONUS which will be revealed shortly after you sign up for a free membership!

And as Winston Churchill said:” Success is not final, Failure is not fatal,
it is the Courage to continue that counts.



Have the Courage!




16 responses to “Wealthy Affiliate Review”

  1. Françoise says:

    Dear James,

    Thank you so much for your article. I am very concerned about disability and working areas, in fact it is the first thought I had while thinking about working possibilities from home.

    Wealthy Affiliate is a real chance to have a work well done and such an encouraging community ! I can only recommand anyone to try it.

    Wishing you much success in the coming year too.



  2. Antonis Christonasis says:

    Hello James!
    It’s so true what you said. There are so many websites online and don know which one to trust. Let alone the fact that more than the half are scams. I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now and I don’t regret it at all! It’s a site that provides all the tools someone might need to start a blog!

  3. Jeff says:

    You are not wrong about the amount of Internet Marketing propositions on the net that are very shady indeed!
    I’m in the same situation as you were before you found Wealthy Affiliate.
    if I join the Free Membership, is there any pressure to update to the Premium Membership and is there any penalty fees if I want to leave.
    Look forward to your reply.
    Thanks, Jeff.

    • james hilton says:

      There are no penalty fees. You will get gentle reminders to upgrade. You can stay free as long as you wish. Some people stay free all the time. In my opinion there will come a time that you see you need to be premium and have all the extra tools.

      If I can answer any other questions, feel free to contact me here.

      Thank you for the comment 

  4. Melo Ann says:

    I can relate to how you found Wealthy Affiliate. I was just looking for ways to make money online and stumbled across their link. I have been a member for 3 months now. I like how they don’t understand that it will take time and work to be successful. I was skeptical at first but time and again they have proven themselves to be the real deal. In a world of scams and disappointments they are a refreshing oasis of “to what they say they will do”. How are you doing along your journey? Have you made your first sale? Good luck and keep us posted on your journey! 😉

    • james hilton says:

      I agree with your assessment of Wealthy Affiliate. My journey goes well. Too many people want the quick fix.

      Have had a few affiliate sales, nothing shocking. But it can get better any time. I am also still doing training and with all that they have I may never be done!!

      Thanks for the comment

  5. Andrew says:

    Hi there Cowboy James!

    I just wanted to post you a comment on your review of Wealthy Affiliate as I have been a member of the website for quite a while now and just wanted to share my testimonial.

    Like many people I started out getting scammed and ripped off by all sorts of money making opportunities that were totally fake. I fell for quite a few different scams and lost a lot of money in the process. But I felt that there must be something decent and legit out there on the internet. In the end I took the plunge and joined Wealthy Affiliate with one last try to start an online business.

    Thankfully, Wealthy Affiliate is totally unlike anything else that I have experienced online. The tutorials are great and the community is always very active and helpful.

    Most importantly I have made some good money in the process!! Enough money in fact to take my family on holiday.

    Who knows what the future holds for my online business, but I’m really glad to have found Wealthy Affiliate.

    • james hilton says:

      Glad to hear from you Andrew. Sounds like you are on the right path.  Wealthy Affiliate has the most training I’ve ever seen. You could possibly train every day, as new training is added by members. It is truly an amazing place.

  6. Justin C. says:

    There was a point in my life where i had been ripped off for the last time and i swore that i was done trying to make an online income. The training courses that i completed would be missing details in order to get you to pay for the huge “ONLY $149” up sells….

    I had it up to here.

    I was on the verge of signing up for another training course because i was just not prepared to give up because that’s just who i am. I never accept defeat and i always find a way to make it happen.

    As fate would have it i found Wealthy Affiliate and created a free account. I didn’t even want to pay the $19 i think it was for the first month of premium until i was able to see if this was the real deal.

    I kid you not i complete the first lesson in course #1 and i was completely reassured. I had never encountered a training program that wasn’t missing anything. I felt that for once in my life i was going to actually make this dream of mine come dream.

    I’m pleased to say that 6 months later i am STILL with Wealthy Affiliate and i own my own niche related website.

    How cool is that? I wake up everyday excited and happy to spend time on my computer.

    For those reading this comment after reading the above article you really have nothing to lose. If you are serious about turning a passion into an income Wealthy Affiliate is the answer to your prayers.

    Give it a god honest shot and be like me NEVER accept defeat. The road ahead is not going to be easy but you will have the tools and training to overcome ANY obstacle.

    • James says:

      Justin, you nailed it. The same situation and feelings many of us have had. We have found a home at Wealthy Affiliate,a home in a city. A city that helps those ask for help. And gives you the best training I have ever seen.
      Thank you for the comment.

  7. Israel says:

    Hi James!

    I had been looking for some decent platform to help me make money online for a while, when I came across Wealthy Affiliate.

    The first thing I asked myself was also: why are not they asking for credit card? All the previous programs I’d seen asked for some money in advance… how was this one different?

    And when I joined I saw it. These people are there to help others create their online business, and they want you to see for yourself first.

    That’s how I got hooked to this awesome community. Everyone helps, the training is awesome and everythings is clearly laid out.

    I absolutely agree with every point of your review!

    All the best!

    • James says:

      Yes, it is the community that makes a large difference. Also the free starter program. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.

  8. Weston says:

    Thank you for your honest review! I appreciated your personal story in this review. It is hard to believe how much is free when first joining Wealthy Affiliate. This was the first opportunity that I’d heard of that doesn’t require a credit card to get started. And being welcomed in by the founders and the other members is a huge plus.

    Thank you for the information!


    • James says:

      Thank you. Yes, as you go through the training you will see how helpful everyone will be.

      hope to see you there soon, I’ll help anyway I can.

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