Wealthy Affiliate, My Review

Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Overall Ranking: 95/100
Price: $0 Started Membership (Get FREE account here)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Year Founded: 2005
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

I Can’t Trust Any Online Business Program, It’s A Scam!

In an online world that has over 2 million users, online scams are running rampant. The reason why there are so many online scams is that there are so many desperate people – desperate people who really need a change in their lives, whether it be with finances or just a change in their work situation or lifestyle. Online scammers prey on these people and ANYONE can fall into their trap if they are not careful.

This brings me to this very important question:

How Can You Trust Wealthy Affiliate?

This is the very question that I asked myself when I first looked into Wealthy Affiliate. I too was desperate for a change in my life, both financial and in terms of lifestyle. What could Wealthy Affiliate offer me to make me put my trust in them? Both my time and my money are in very short supply and therefore are very precious to me, my wife and kids. So what would make me invest both of these precious commodities into Wealthy Affiliate?

Firstly: In terms of money, Wealthy Affiliate offers a 100% FREE Starter Membership package.

If you have been on a similar online journey as I have, then you will have seen many “FREE Package Offers”, but as soon as you join, then you find out that there are so many added costs involved to get any benefit out of those programs. The perfect “Bait and Switch”!

Because of this, I was very skeptical of Wealthy Affiliates FREE package. However, due to the fact that I did not have to enter any Credit Card details to register, I felt that there was no risk. Therefore, I registered. I can now assure that there are NO extra costs. There are just two packages – The Starter ($0) and the Premium ($47).

You are probably saying at this point, “See, there is the catch. You register for FREE, but then you find that to get any value out of Wealthy Affiliate, you will need to upgrade to Premium. There’s the ‘Bait and Switch’.”

Again, this is not the case as the Starter Package is perfectly suited to get your online career started and to become successful at it.

Secondly: In terms of time, I found once I started going through the Wealthy Affiliate system, I saw that it truly did have what it promised in terms of training, tutorials with thousands of like – minded people who were there to assist me at any time of the day. This made me realize that if I were to invest my precious time into Wealthy Affiliate, it would not be wasted. I would definitely get the full benefit of it because if I ever got stuck I would not need to give up as there would be countless people there to help me and motivate me.

I realised that the only thing that would make me fail would not be Wealthy Affiliate, it would be ME.

This is my personal review of Wealthy Affiliate, about how I got into it.

Does this make me biased in my review due to the fact that I am a Wealthy Affiliate member? No! As this review is based on the truth, as it happened to me.

In A Nutshell, What is Wealthy Affiliate?

I think the best way to describe Wealthy Affiliate is that it is a community of like – minded individuals. People who are all striving to be successful with their online businesses and help others to do the same. Some of these people are new to the online world, whereas others have made millions of dollars already from their successful online businesses. What’s great is that you get help from these successful people, so you won’t be left alone, crawling in the dark, to get your business up and running.

Even if Wealthy Affiliate were just a community as just mentioned above, it would still be worthwhile to join, BUT it is not just an online community! It is a platform that offers you every tool you could possibly need to create not just one, but multiple successful money generating online businesses.

What also makes Wealthy Affiliate unique is that the founders Kyle and Carson are involved in the community every day. They will even answer your private messages to them (for the 1st 7 days on the Starter Package). In my books, this is pretty cool!

The Pros & Cons of Wealthy Affiliate Starter Package


  • The Starter Package is FREE
  • No Credit Cards are required
  • 10 000+ members
  • Over 10 years in existence
  • 2 FREE WordPress Websites
  • 500 Training Modules
  • 2 Classrooms
  • Keyword Tool
  • Free Hosting
  • And more…


It might make this review seems less credible if I said that there are no cons, but I honestly have not found any up to date, but nothing in life is perfect so if I had to name one Con it would be:

  • The Premium Package is NOT FREE 🙁

Who Will Benefit From Wealthy Affiliate?

Absolutely EVERYONE! It doesn’t matter what your age is, what your background is. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to the online business world or are a veteran at it. Everyone who has an interest in having an online business / businesses will find Wealthy Affiliate invaluable.

What Exactly Will I Get When I Join Wealthy Affiliate?

One of the strongest tools in Wealthy Affiliate’s tool belt is the in – depth, yet uncomplicated training.

This includes the following:

  • Live Weekly Training Classes
  • Question and Answer Periods
  • Organized Classrooms (on specific topics)
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Video Training, Tutorial Training (500 tutorials for the Starter Package)
  • Task Based Courses

There is training even for the most experienced of people. Remember no one knows everything… except teenagers 🙂

What good is training if you don’t have the tools to implement the training? Thankfully, Wealthy Affiliate has all the tools you need to implement the things that you have just learned in order to build a successful online business, regardless of experience level.

This includes the following:

  • Keyword & Competition Research ToolWebsite Template
  • WordPress Express (3 click website builder)
  • 2 Free WordPress Websites (Unlimited for Premium Members)
  • Low Competition, Cherry Picked Keyword Lists
  • State of the Art, Unlimited Cloud Hosting (Premium Members)
  • Access to over 2,400 website templates/themes
  • Ability to add over 30,000 different “features” to your website
  • Rapid Writer, your content “friend”

What more could you need? As you can see Wealthy Affiliate is your ‘One Stop Destination’. It has it all. You don’t need to go from one place to the next to get what needs to be done, done.

If You Ever Get Stuck, There Are Thousands of Helping Hands To Lift You Up.

One of the biggest obstacles I faced when I started trying to build an online business was to have someone show me how to do it. I knew no one in my life who had the knowledge or desire to start an online business, therefore, after a short while I contemplated giving up. With Wealthy Affiliate, this is definitely not so.

As previously discussed, Wealthy Affiliate is a community of people who has the same goals as you in terms of online business success, but when you join Wealthy Affiliate, most of them will have more experience than you. Therefore, you will ALWAYS have someone to help you if you get stuck. And if you ever feel like giving up, they will be there to pick you up.

Here are the different types of support that you will find on Wealthy Affiliate:

  • Live, 24/7/365 ChatCarson and Me
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Live Question & Answer periods
  • Private 1-on-1 support with ME
  • Private access to community experts

I have to emphasize how unique and amazing it is to have the founders assist you. If there is an issue you’re struggling with you can get private help from either Kyle or Carson (1st 7 days on Starter Package)

What Is The Price?

  • Starter Membership: $0 (Register here)
  • Premium Membership: $47 (Register here)

Here is a Comparison Table between the Starter Package and Premium Package:

If you upgrade to Premium within 7 days of joining Wealthy Affiliate, you will get a 59% discount for the 1st month. This means you will only pay $19 to join!

My Final Opinion

Do I believe that Wealthy Affiliate is perfect? No! It is impossible for any product or service to be perfect! If you do know of any product or service that is perfect, please let me know about it and I would love to review it 🙂

Do I believe that Wealthy Affiliate is the most powerful tool to use to build a successful online business? Yes, definitely!

Wealthy Affiliate has opened the doors to an online world of possibilities that I never knew existed and I believe that if you have the desire and willingness to work hard, you will become very successful with the partnership with Wealthy Affiliate. You will be able to achieve those goals and dreams that you thought were impossible.

In Conclusion

I believe that if you want to start an online business and you are willing to work hard at it, you need to try Wealthy Affiliate. It is FREE and NO Credit Card is required, so there is no risk.

What is holding you back?

Register here.

BONUS: When you sign up to your FREE account you will receive a personal message from me to welcome you as well as information about some great BONUSES can get from me and Wealthy Affiliate.


Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Overall Ranking: 95/100
Price: $0 Started Membership (Get FREE account here)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Year Founded: 2005
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Please contact me by leaving comments below, or by going to my personal profile here

John Dunn


  1. It looks like you really spent a lot of time on this . You brought the truth about this Wealthy Affiliats. Grea job. You should do well.

    • Thanks Allen.

      I appreciate your kind words.

      I really believe in Wealthy Affiliate and what it can offer any person who is looking to make a success in the online business world, so I want to share it with as many people as possible.

  2. I like your analysis here. I am just starting to look at the online market and it is pretty daunting. I love the idea that you can get help when you need it. Have you experienced any cases where someone was able to really help you get past struggles in getting your business going? Has the training really proven to be helpful?

    Thanks for your review. Wealthy Affiliate looks good!

    • Hi Paul. Thanks so much for taking the time to go through my Wealthy Affiliate review. Before joining Wealthy Affiliate, I knew that people could make money online, but I did not know where to start. But within just a few lessons with Wealthy Affiliate, I knew exactly how I could start not just one, but several online businesses. In fact the options are endless and now I find myself constantly thinking about what the next article, website or business will be. I’m excited. In terms of getting help when I was stuck on a particular subject, I have received help from Kyle on how to write content, and how to customize my tabs in my website’s menu. Kyle has also been encouraging as to what my potential can be.

      My website is up and running solely through my Wealthy Affiliate training.

      I hope that this answers your questions?

      Please let me know how your progress goes, I would love to walk along with you in your online journey.

  3. John, I reviewed your site and I agree you put a lot of time in on this. Your review is very good. The images and outline is nice and clear. You will go a long way.

    • Hi Vera. I really appreciate you compliments. It takes dedication to set up a website and write content and reviews etc., but that is what is so great about Wealthy Affiliate – it shows you exactly how to do it, therefore I am 100% confident that my work is not in vain. Thanks again for you kind words.

  4. Clear, excellent review that tells you exactly what you need to know if you are thinking about joining Wealthy Affiliate. It would certainly encourage me to join.

    • Thanks so much Claire. I am very encouraged by your kind words. I really believe that Wealthy Affiliate can change the life of anyone who chooses to work hard with the tools Wealthy Affiliate gives.

  5. This is truly an insightful and in-depth review of Wealthy Affiliate. It’s so great the way you are absolutely honest about everything in your review. And I also felt like I could identify with this, especially the intro, as I had been involved in programs that said they were free, but once I joined I was bombarded by countless of upsells. But Wealthy Affiliate is totally different, and I think you have explained exactly what someone can expect when they join.

    • Hi Stephanie.Thanks for your encouraging comment on my review. One of the main reasons why I can promote Wealthy Affiliate is because I truly believe in it and I can confidently refer it to my family and friends because I know that they won’t be forced to pay for things they don’t want or need. Before joining Wealthy Affiliate, I started a program that said that it was 100% FREE, but after day three I needed to pay $290 in order to actually go further with the program. I will review this program in the near future.

      Wealthy Affiliate does not have these hidden costs.

      Thanks again for your kind words.

      Good luck with your Online Business.

  6. Hi John,

    This is a very thorough review and I certainly appreciate you for this post. Wealthy Affiliate looks interesting. I think it’s nice to be able to join free, so worth checking out.

    • Hi Taka. Thanks for taking the time to read this review. I really appreciate your kind words. All the best with your Online Business. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

  7. I can see why you give Wealthy Affiliate 99 out of 100. It’s truly one of the best places to learn online marketing.

    While you certainly have to put your hearts into it to see results, it helps a lot to have a great tool and community to fall back on. Thanks for sharing!


    • Hi Anh.

      I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my review.

      The fact that one has to still put in the necessary effort, is one of the big reasons why Wealthy Affiliate is so trustworthy. But you don’t have to do anything without getting help when needed.

      Thanks again for your comment.

  8. What a great review! I absolutely love Wealthy Affiliate and I am so glad that I found them. They have taught me so much. I didn’t know anything about designing a website or online marketing when I started. I’m come a long way since then. They’ve really given me a unique opportunity that I didn’t have before and I’m so grateful to both Kyle and Carson for that. It’s incredible to think that you can take any passion, make that your niche, and develop a website around it. Using that website to generate income in so many different ways is amazing. Loved reading your review. Take care : )

    • Hi Allison. Thanks for your kind words.

      I have a friend who once advised me to see how I can make money from something that I am passionate about…Wealthy Affiliate has shown me how to do that. It has also given me the tools to do so.

      Thanks again and good luck with your online business.

  9. John Dunn, Excellent review, the only problem is that I’ve read so many reviews, I think I’m becoming brainwashed about how wonderful WA is. All kidding aside, it’s true, that because of all that is offered to you the only reason one could fail would be because the individual failed. It can’t be blamed on this program. The wealth of knowledge that is disseminated, if used properly is truly a menu for success. I also will commend you for keeping it relatively black and white so that your words were the stars and not pictures and graphics which can often distract the reader. You kept it to just the right mix. Congrats, and much success. Mitch

    • Hi Mitch. Thanks so much for your compliment of my review.

      You are very correct. Wealthy Affiliate gives a person all the tools needed to be successful and you are shown in depth, yet still simply how to used those tools. Therefore, if you fail, it will because you weren’t committed to doing what was needed to be done, you weren’t willing to follow the program.

      Wealthy Affiliate is the best chance of being successful online, I’m certain of that.

      Thanks again for your kind words.

      All the best for your online business.

      Take care.

  10. Hi John
    I just wanted to say , great review. No B.S. about it. I have been reading a lot about WA and I think I will give it a try.

    • Hi Carl. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate the feedback. You definitely will not go wrong with trying out Wealthy Affiliate. Good luck and PLEASE let me know how your online journey goes.

      Take care.

  11. Interesting, it does seem like WA is very helpful for begginers as well as seasoned. I like that you get 2 free websites as a begginner, Ive never seen that before! Thanks for being so straight forward in this review! 🙂

    • Hi Zach.

      Thanks for taking the time to go through my review. I agree with you, Wealthy Affiliate really does offer a lot, and that is just with the started package.

      Thanks again for your kind words.


  12. hi John,

    very honest and thorough review, well done! I like how you shared your personal background and initial doubts as it just expresses how everyone is -or should be – alert of the online scams nowadays, and how people joining WA almost instantly realise that they joined a truly supportive community and they have nothing to worry about as this program is not a rip off unlike so many other ‘get rich quick’ schemes out there.

    I wish you good luck and success with your business!


    • Hi Linda.

      Thanks for taking the time to read through my review. You have encouraged me with your kind words.

      I think that the best way of explaining Wealthy Affiliate to someone is by emphasizing that it is like a training institution, like an online university or college. It is not a system or scheme. It just simply teaches you how to build a business online and to make it successful. It is of course a lot cheaper than studying through a university, and you can potentially earn a lot more money than any other profession that you can study for at a university. BUT you have to be willing to do all the hard work and be willing to make sacrifices in terms of your free time.

      Thanks again Linda.

  13. I joined Wealthy Affiliate last August and don’t regret it. There is so much information out there and so many high priced programs you can really get confused between what is good and what you don’t need. Information overload can be harmful.

    Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy to focus because it is such a good foundation. Step by step you come closer to your goal, and before you know it you have a profitable business.

    My advice, dear reader, is you should join this great community and learning platform. Follow the courses, learn, work, improve, don’t give up, if you get stuck, always ask for help. First work on your website, then there will be plenty of time for networking and chatting with the community.

    I have met so many awesome people here! Hope to meet you soon, see you on the inside! 🙂
    Best of Luck!

    • Hi Linda.

      I agree 100% with you. As I said in my review, the thing that has kept me from starting an online business for so long is simply not knowing how to start and what each successive step should be. But with Wealthy Affiliate, I have not felt lost at all. When I have been unsure of something I just asked for help and I got assistance almost immediately from the community.

      Thanks again for you input Linda. It is much appreciated.


  14. Hi There John, I must say your review does ease the mind on whether WA is a scam or not.

    I have personally not found anything that matches up to WA and believe that is is great for anyone starting a business or even someone that has been in the game for a while.

    Thank you for the great review!


    • Hi Theo.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my review. I appreciate your input.

      Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a one – stop shop for any online business owner. You don’t need to go anywhere else.

      The best of luck with your online business.

      Thanks again.

    • Thanks Sofia.

      I appreciate the compliment and thanks for reading my review.

  15. Hi John
    This is truly an insightful and in-depth review of Wealthy Affiliate. It’s so great the way you are absolutely honest about everything in your review. I really believe that Wealthy Affiliate can change the life of anyone who chooses to work hard with the tools Wealthy Affiliate gives.
    Thank you for the great review

    • Hi Marius.

      Thank you so much for reading my review and thank you for your kind words.

      I agree with you; if you are willing to work hard, there is absolutely no reason why you won’t be successful with Wealthy Affiliate as WA gives you all the training and tools that you need to build a great online business.

      Thanks again.


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