The other day Kyle, the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate sent me a private message announcing Wealthy Affiliate’s 2018 Black Friday sales.
As we know, November is always a busy month with Black Friday. If you are a consumer in any niche, you can almost be sure that the prices of your purchases will be cheaper during the Black Friday frenzy.
A piece of advice – How to read this piece
This piece will give you information to help you decide if you should join Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday sales 2018 campaign and even later. It is ideal for readers who love long posts. If that is not your case, don’t worry. After a few things, the article is divided into 16 sections, each indicated by #. Just scroll through and read the part(s) that interest you. Or, just go through it part by part and you’ll eventually finish it. Thank you.
Black Friday Sales 2018 – What to expect
This year Black Friday weekend is running Friday November 23rd, 2018 – Monday November 26th, 2018.
As Wealthy Affiliate do every year, they are going to be running an AMAZING offer on their yearly membership for those who want to take part in this offer.
This year, like years gone, and for other years to come, you are going to be able to get a Premium membership at the lowest price ever.
The price is once again going to be $299, for an entire year Premium membership (instead of the usual $359, translating into a saving of $60 or a whopping $289 over the $49/monthly). This is also going to come with several bonuses, including:
- Bonus #1: The 7 Factor “Secret Sauce” (Live Class Hosted by Kyle)
- Bonus #2: The Secret Sauce, The White Paper.
- Bonus #3: Creating a Lucrative Niche Website in 2019 (5 Weeks of Live Training)
- Bonus #4: Early Beta Access to Yearly Members
Another huge perk to doing yearly on Black Friday is that you are going to be grandfathered into this price forever, as long as you stay on this membership. This means when your membership dues come up next year, they will only be $299 for another entire year within the exclusive Premium membership here at WA.
How are the bonuses delivered?
All bonus details will be sent to you immediately upon upgrading to the Black Friday offer. This includes the exclusive live class schedule, as well as anything that is downloadable will be available right away.
What are Kyle’s arguments for people to patronize the Black Friday Sales?
In Kyle’s message, he pointed out the following as reasons why people should patronize Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Sales 2018 and beyond:
“With inflation starting to climb, we are going to keep your costs of running a business the lowest in the industry, while retaining the industry leaders and the MOST (by far) comprehensive, technically advanced, and well support affiliate/internet marketing platform online.”
What have been my arguments for people to join Wealthy Affiliate?
I have already written a review and other posts about Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve also shown that Wealthy Affiliate beats most of its competitors in categories such as ease of learners getting help, possibility to contact the owner, availability of private coaching, availability of live chat, availability of step-by-step training, free website creation, inclusion of web hosting with the membership, availability of domain platform, possibility to try for free, availability of keyword research tool, availability of affiliate program, and likelihood of people to recommend the program.
Maybe as a member, I have been biased in my judgment, who knows? And as someone committed to truth, I decided to look online for people’s honest opinions of WA.
What are people’s arguments on Quora about Wealthy Affiliate?
Fortunately Google search revealed lively discussions about Wealthy Affiliate on quora.
What is quora?
According to Wikipedia, quora is “…a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.”
So you should expect what is said here to represent a “public opinion” which will help you form your own opinion about a subject.
I’m going to summarize the 16 topics I got there about Wealthy Affiliate and direct you to the quora site for further reading of each.
Here is the first of the 16 topics my search returned about Wealthy Affiliate on Quora:
# 1: What is Wealthy Affiliate really about?
Thangjam Kishorchand, Founder and Designer of Foxscribbler.com, claims that anytime you see a product review, Wealthy Affiliate will come first; not forcibly because it is a great product “but BASHING other product.” He thinks this marketing technique is not ethical as it makes other products seem inferior.
However, Jacob Jones, who says he has been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for 6 years, disagrees. Reacting to the topic What is a wealthy affiliate review? he argues that the main goal of Wealthy Affiliate is not to go around bashing other products but to encourage people to use reviews on their blogs. “I simple review them and then offer … WA as … the #1 affiliate training course out there.”
Amjad Judeh, an Online Marketer, agrees. He stresses that as an all-in-one platform for affiliate marketers, Wealthy Affiliate provides Affiliate Marketing Training such as Entrepreneur Certification Course (5 levels – 10 lessons each), Affiliate Bootcamp Course (7 levels – 10 lessons each), Live weekly webinars and 12 classrooms dedicated for one topic each such as: SEO, PPC, Email Marketing, keyword research, ..etc. and Affiliate Marketing Tools such as WordPress website hosting with SSL certificate, Advanced keyword research tool for SEO, Content editing Platform, Access to royalty free stock images, and Comments acquisition platform. He didn’t forget to mention “the lucrative affiliate program that rewards affiliates with 50% recurring commissions from their referrals.”
Audrey Skye, described as Writer at Novice Affiliate, thinks likewise. According to him “Wealthy Affiliate is essentially an online platform and community of Internet and affiliate marketers.” However he stresses that “it is definitely not suited for everyone and anyone.” He also abhors the fact that Wealthy Affiliate members criticize other marketers’ programs but praise WA. But he is quick to point out that this does not have the blessing of the founders Kyle and Carson. He also stressed that Wealthy Affiliate is not indicated for people who:
- master SEO, building websites and conversion funnels, getting traffic, etc.
- are more inclined towards creating membership subscription sites, running e-commerce or drop-shipping sites, or getting traffic through solo ads
- are not disciplined or really dislike writing
On the contrary, Audrey says Wealthy Affiliate is suited for people who:
- are beginner to affiliate marketing because of the step-by-step tutorials and guides
- want to minimize some of their technical expenses as Wealthy Affiliate provide a hosting service for 25 domains, email addresses specific to the domain, and a keyword research tool called Jaaxy.
- are looking for an active and helpful community of Affiliate Marketers as mentors
Another kudos for Wealthy Affiliate came from Michael Chappell, a Self Employed person since 2010. Michael said he continues to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate for years even after building 2 businesses online because he know its value and completely believes in it. “1.5 million others have joined Wealthy Affiliate and tens of thousands of businesses have been built with Wealthy Affiliate,” he says. He went further to argue that if there are negative reviews by Wealthy Affiliate members, it is simply because there are tons of scams online which stick out a mile!
A certain Roope Kiuttu, labelled as Your Affiliate Marketing Coach, also sings Wealthy Affiliate as:
- a platform for teaching how to make money online with affiliate marketing
- a Community of online entrepreneurs (and complete newbies also)
- blog posts, trainings and other stuff that can be helpful for aspiring online entrepreneurs
He even uploaded a video containing 2 important tips that will help you to make money faster with Wealthy Affiliate. Roope also showed some Wealthy Affiliate payment proofs.
However, Lori Samples, an Affiliate Marketer and Blogger, has a totally different opinion. She bashes the website options as having limitations and the claims about member conversions from ‘Starter’ to ‘Premium’ as complete BS and not at all accurate. Lori also didn’t leave the argument of a large membership unscathed as she believes most of those members are inactive. Two other grievances she holds against Wealthy Affiliate is the bashing of other programs which are however legitimate as she belongs to three of them and about the free ‘Starter’ membership which many members do not tell people expire after 7 days to force people to upgrade. “In my opinion, there are much better options that provide better tools and better training,” Lori concluded.
The next person, Wilda Anna, who holds an M.A Doctors & Human Brain, The University of Texas at Dallas (2006), originally answering the topic What is wealthy affiliate? stated that Wealthy affiliate is not a scam, but rather a training platform with great resources. “Many people, including me, have made money using the things taught at wealthy affiliate,” she affirmed.
Marius Enache, who works at Self-Employment, also originally answering the topic What is a wealthy affiliate review? thinks that Wealthy Affiliate’s members denigrate other programs so that Wealthy Affiliate appears as “the best program to join”.
But Fleur Allen who studied at University of Western Australia responded that she is a Wealthy Affiliate member but she does not spend her time ‘bashing’ other products so that Wealthy Affiliate could look good. “I review and recommend products and services that I use and believe in (not just Wealthy Affiliate) to assist people in their research before buying,” she stated. To Marius’ claim that Wealthy Affiliate members leave their affiliate links in the reviews to bait people into signing up, Fleur answered that doing that “… is a very clear intention of my blog and communicated as such, this then makes it self-sustaining financially so I can continue to blog and help others.”
Click to go to the quora site to read the 10 answers yourself on What is Wealthy Affiliate really about?
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# 2: Is wealthy affiliate a good site?
To this question, Matthew Thomas, an Online Business Owner and Stock Trader, is emphatic: “Wealthy Affiliate is a great site for anyone interested in learning about affiliate marketing or online business in general.” He said Wealthy Affiliate really made his online revenue streams soar since he joined about three years before. He said time and effort are necessary for anyone wishing to see results. Then he declared it took him 6 months to complete the training, and more time to see the results he expected, (just as I myself advised in this piece to give yourself one year in Wealthy Affiliate to succeed.) Matthew thinks if everybody who joins Wealthy Affiliate isn’t successful, it may be due to the work that many individuals aren’t willing to put in.
Thangjam Kishorchand, Founder and Designer of Foxscribbler.com, waded in here too. He still will not recommend that anybody joins Wealthy Affiliate for reasons you can read on quora on the link below. However he suggested another program “because you will get high quality community platforms, … , a huge community is available here to share experience.”
As if to counter Thangjam, Trish Parr, Owner of www.eParrs.com (1996-present) says “Wealthy Affiliate is a great membership website to belong to.” She gave two links for more details on the benefits you can share in when joining and her personal story regarding Wealthy Affiliate. She stated positively that “the access to online help 24/7, the community at WA is THE BEST bar none!” To buttress her point she bragged that she would be renewing her membership the following month. “That’s when the cost of the yearly membership is offered for a REALLY great savings … under the label of “Black Friday Sale”!”
Another Wealthy Affiliate fan, Antonio Thornton, Profit Engineer at Money Mouth Marketing (2000-present) announced he had personally used the Wealthy Affiliate site. What he found as its ultimate feature is the live chat function where you can ask people a variety of questions. “Although there are a lot of beginners in the chat with regards to affiliate marketing, there are also a good number of experts,” Antonio put forth. He added that you can send a direct message to the owner of the site who often gets back to you in 2 days. However he regretted the site is only good for a beginner and not for intermediate level or advanced.
Likewise, Deon Christie, a Blogger/Writer/Affiliate Marketer (2012-present) declared she has heard a lot of praise of wealthy affiliate, but hasn’t tested it yet. Her advice is always to approach any system or program with the primary goal to learn and not to earn.
However Christian Morfaw, a Digital Business Owner/Internet Entrepreneur, asserted that Wealthy affiliate is definitely a good site for beginners to learn affiliate marketing. He maintained that trying the program for free does not require you to purchase anything or sign up with your credit card. “If you decide you like it,” he continued, “then you can upgrade to the premium membership.”
Jason Orban, who is described as $1,000 Commissions, World Class IM Training (2017-present), thinks Wealthy Affiliate “is ok but there is much better out there.” He also didn’t like the way the affiliates “do fake reviews of competitors’ products basically trashing them and having them recommend wealthy affiliate.” He recommended joining the WarriorForum for free or investing in a coach and learning how to build your own online empire.
Would you like to read the 7 answers? Click to go to quora for Is Wealthy Affiliate a good site?
From the above discussion, do you think Wealthy Affiliate is a good site?
# 3: How does a wealthy affiliate work?
John Tabore was the first among 3 people to answer this question. He announced that hard and efficient work, valuing time and others, focusing on traffic, and networking are the ways a wealthy affiliate works. To finish, he added, “Affiliate marketing has many aspects to it, it’s very hard for someone to be a master in all of them, so networking is key to being well-rounded when it comes to aff marketing.”
The second contributor, Sasha Bryant, who holds a B.A Economics & International Relations, Colleges and Universities (2007), only left a link about the subject.
Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, on his part, offered a video to answer the question.
Go here to read the three answers → How does a Wealthy Affiliate work?
Read my own blog post on how wealthy affiliate works
# 4: Did you have any success at Wealthy Affiliate?
The first person to react to this question was Ken Evoy, Founder and CEO at Sitesell (1997-present), one of Wealthy Affiliate’s closest rivals. He declared that Wealthy Affiliate thrives on false claims of success just to get people to pay to become affiliates and promote it but they end up in the unfortunate “make money” niche. Of the list of 175 companies given Wealthy Affiliate members to write reviews for, feature their product, SBI! or Solo Build It! He left links to counter the “false” claims and show that Wealthy Affiliate do not accept dissent.
One of the dissenting voices quoted by Ken Evoy is Ben Elijah who was a Wealthy Affiliate member for almost 2 years. In his own words, Ben accepted that Wealthy Affiliate have good training for newbies, but felt that like most membership sites, it is not worth staying with after the core training. He advised not to host your site with Wealthy Affiliate as when you cancel, you’ll have to transfer your website to another host first. He believes Wealthy Affiliate being in the ‘make money’ niche is what makes their affiliates to bash other products in their quest for affiliate commissions.
A contrary opinion came from Steven Esser, Online Marketing and SEO expert at Esser Design (2008-present). An active member of Wealthy Affiliate, he asserted that Wealthy Affiliate do not ask the members to compare other programs and call them scams but rather they offer the tools to compare WA to other products. It is entirely up to the blogger to actually do research and properly review products and possible scam sites. Steven also thinks after Wealthy Affiliate has helped you to get a site up and making you money, you must move your hosting elsewhere.
A former Wealthy Affiliate Member from North Carolina posted as anonymous with a humorous and ironic piece. He thinks the many Newbie Wealthy Affiliate Members on quora are raving about how Wealthy Affiliate is “their #1 recommended choice” although they’ve never tried another IM program. He labelled the Chat as “just the blind leading the blind”, and the ‘free unlimited coaching’ as “just an occasional quick response from the owners or their staff.” He ended with an advice for writing product reviews.
Contrarily to him, Rufat Kuliyev, who works at Self-Employment, declared he has been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since November 2013 and worked really hard to achieve success online. He agrees it’s not easy to build a successful business online but it’s not impossible either. “I’m not the most successful member at Wealthy Affiliate but still I’m doing alright,” he boasted and then gave links to two posts on his blog he thinks people will love.
Like Rufat, Jeremy P. Harrison, CEO at Hustle Life (2016-present), is also full of praises for Wealthy Affiliate which he affirmed has been a bedrock because it really showed him how to run numerous successful affiliate websites. He announced that to succeed in Wealthy Affiliate, you must ask yourself some questions, such as:
- What are your expectations? If you need quick success and are not ready to take time to build a business, Wealthy Affiliate is not for you.
- What is your experience level? If you already have website hosting, are already familiar with affiliate marketing and SEO, he advised going for a more advance program he mentioned.
- How much money are you willing to spend? Affiliate marketing takes patience and money, he says. “So if you are a starving student, or a single mom living paycheque to paycheque then Wealthy Affiliate may not be for you.”
Joann, a Site Admin (2016-present) also raved about Wealthy Affiliate. She asserted the program wasn’t for everyone since there are tasks to carry out to finish the course to see results. She advised all those who can’t watch videos or do the lessons to keep off. Another good advice she gave was that since it is hard referring members into wealthy affiliate, apply what you learn to promote other opportunities (local and international) where she started making money online. She swears the $49/month or $359/ year is the best investment she ever made. “With only one post that I created on my site, I already recouped my 1 year membership.”
Marty Englander another seemingly Wealthy Affiliate fan who owns an Online Business Development service offering online stuff, wailed: “I’m one of those people who’ve tried a million and one things but never really seem to get it to work, but, since becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate, something has changed.” That is, he has made a passive income stream. Marty even uploaded a video to buttress his point. He is full of praise for the community which keeps affiliate members active and engaged. He also loves the commenting and website review system which can improve your site’s or post’s Google rank.
Likewise Jason Ong, a former Junior Medical Technologist at Makati Medical Center (2016). He did not talk about his success but gave pieces of advice for it such as:
- Wealthy Affiliate is not an easy money/quick rich scheme
- Give yourself at least 6 months of constant work to succeed at wealthy affiliate
- Choose a better niche than money making online
But Irma, a Website Owner, declared that she’s had success at Wealthy affiliate. Although her blog is fairly new, she has traffic and paid referrals. She refuted certain allegations about Wealthy Affiliate. “I was told explicitly that it would not be like that [get rich quick] at WA from day one, but if I was willing to work on my content and have patience, it would pay off.” … “And no, they do not give you a list of 175 companies to give negative reviews to. That is patently false.”
Minhaj Ahmed, a Programmer at Self-Employment (2016-present) originally answered: What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate? He doesn’t think all Wealthy Affiliate associates write bad reviews about competitors. To buttress his point, he mentioned some competing products that many Wealthy Affiliate members promote. Minhaj ended that if most affiliates try to sell you on Wealthy Affiliate it is because they truly believe it is the best value for money. “I personally think so as well … ,” he concluded.
In the same vein Stephen Botwe, Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate (2014-present) who also originally answered: What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate? thinks Wealthy Affiliate is “the #1 Online training program for all entrepreneurs who are interested in building a successful business online. The only online community platform where you will meet about 850,000 active members who are ever ready to assist you.”
The next contributor, Kumara Liyanage, who affirmed he has more than 2 years’ experience doing affiliate did not say if he has any success at Wealthy Affiliate, but simply ended his series of pieces of advice with “This will be your proper earning place as an affiliate marketer.”
Todd Stanley, Online Business Owner- Cryptocurrency Investor- gave a “Yes absolutely” to the question and advised people not to “be derailed by folks who say it’s not worth it.” Cos he’s been elsewhere but never found a place that provides the same opportunity as Wealthy Affiliate. He listed some features such as Feedback and Comments forum (about your website), Site Content, (a tool to organize and write content for your site, with over 1Million pre-optimized CCO license Images), Sitespeed (a proprietary software to keep your site running as efficiently as possible), Pagespeed Insights (works in conjunction with SiteSpeed to provide members the opportunity to have outstanding performing websites for better rankings), Keyword Tool (for an industry leading research tool).
Jacob Jones, who has been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for 6 years, claimed that the program saved him from a desperate situation by giving him the tools to build a full-time profitable affiliate marketing business. For 6/7 years before, he had got scammed with hyped-up products with hyped-up promises of wealth. Then he stumbled on Wealthy Affiliate which he quit because it wasn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. However, disappointment elsewhere made him rejoin Wealthy Affiliate, followed the lessons and now has 6 websites that make him money.
Matthew Parris, a Digital Marketer & Freelance Writer, who has been a member for about only 9 months said although he hasn’t seen success yet, the platform has opened up many opportunities for him. He is now working with clients as a professional freelance writer charging for consultancy work in social media, content creation and even website creation. “So yes I have found a lot of value in the education at WA and wouldn’t change a thing,” he insisted.
Nikos Than, founder at Https://homeemploymentonline.com/ (2016-present), admitted the Wealthy Affiliate price is not very high since they offer a keyword tool, site support, domain buying, SSL certificates for your websites, and help. Besides, there are no levels or up-sells.
Red Conrad, an Independent/Affiliate Marketer, originally answering How do you think about Wealthy affiliate? agreed the site is great and “if you follow the training and stick with it, you will generate an income.” Red claimed that it took him 3 months to begin generating an income, though for many it could be up to 6 months.
Mari Alvarez Icaza, a Business Owner, Mentor, and Coach with 30 years’ experience, also originally answering the topic What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate? affirmed she doesn’t care for Wealthy Affiliate “because it is an ecommerce type business and that isn’t my thing.” She also criticized the fact that the program’s affiliates are encouraged to post bad reviews about other programs not even remotely related to theirs and which they had never even tried.
Matthew Thomas, an Online Business Owner and Stock Trader, who had contributed to topic # 2, revealed here that he owes 99% of his online business success to the program. “It’s not just the training,” he affirmed, “but the community and tools provided to help you succeed. They teach a simple four step process that includes creating a website, generating content, achieving rankings, and producing revenue. From my first full year to the second, I grew my income roughly 200%.”
Trenton Browning, Co-Founder at Be Always Marketing (2003-present), also thinks Wealthy Affiliate is a really good place to start. Although he finds some good stuff for veterans of the industry, but he thinks it’s more geared towards newbies. Then he concluded: “It has stood the test of time compared to thousands of other internet/affiliate marketing programs over the years, so I think it’s safe to say it has some good training.”
Oli Clarke, claiming to total 8 Years In Affiliate Marketing – 5 Years In Fitness, declared he has used Wealthy Affiliate for over a year and even gave the link to a full review on his experience with income reports, proof of purchase, proof of receiving 3 million views and picture proof of him/his life. He thinks “the program is great for beginners, it teaches the fundamentals of affiliate marketing, web creation and promotion.” For success, among other things, he advised affiliates to only review products they own and have picture proof of.
Khayla E, who works from Home and is Self-employed at Self-Employment (2015-present), disclosed he didn’t make a penny as a starter member, but did as a premium one and “this is why I still remain a member of the Wealthy Affiliated University.”
Asghar Ali Khan, CS from Preston University Islamabad (2017) acknowledged that “…wealthy affiliate is very good place to learn internet marketing particularly for the starters,” and posted a link to his story.
Steven Shelton of buildyourownwebbusinessnow.com contended he has been working online for 2 years and has made some money with affiliate marketing, drop-shipping and bitcoin. He conceded that “the platform is rock solid for web hosting and has a HUGE amount of features.” He didn’t fail to acknowledge that some people who use WA also promote it “because it’s good…”.
Kyle Su originally answered What is your review of Wealthy Affiliate? He insisted Wealthy Affiliate provides the best affiliate marketing training there is. Commenting on the training, he said it “…teaches you all you need to know to create a successful online business. Choosing a niche, creating your website, getting traffic to your website, and monetizing that traffic.”
Joann Bri, admin at https://onlineopportunityguide.com claimed she made money online with wealthy affiliate’s training and tools. However she conceded that it takes time and effort to get result.
Like others, Kelvin Smith also declared that the Wealthy Affiliate training is mainly for newbies. Then he added, “Also, I have seen a lot of success stories from the WA members.”
However Annie Lin, a Certified Application Counselor, says she joined WA in 2016 but didn’t finish the course since she wasn’t passionate about any particular niche. She adopted drop shipping but finding it hard she went to Affiliate Marketing “and I actually liked it because I made little monies.”
An affiliate marketer for over a year, Julian Sakanee, shares his advice at AffiliMarketer. Originally answering What is your review of Wealthy Affiliate? he said: “It’s pretty cool. Especially for beginners.”
Cameron Payne also originally answered What is your review of Wealthy Affiliate? A first time dad in the US Navy, he had been stressing a lot about finances as the pressure to support a family became overwhelming. So a colleagues told him about Wealthy Affiliate. He started with little knowledge about business but, this [Wealthy Affiliate] website gave him all the tools he needed. Then he started his own business and averaged about 10,000 a month. “I was shocked because I do not have a degree.”
Mahi on his side revealed he loves wealthy affiliate. “It’s one of the few legit places I found. It actually works (I started earning in only 3 months implementing what I’m learning). The community is awesome.”
Paul Goodwin, Owner at Perkune Audiophile Cables, also siad that he has been with WA for 18 months. “I am making money and I love the help and support from the group!” he added proudly.
Chris Barnes, Affiliate Marketer (2015-present), also originally answered What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate? declared that what you get is the best thing separates Wealthy Affiliate from other companies. “The hosting of your affiliate sites is worth the membership alone,” he contended, “without even taking into account the training.”
EJ Post, who works at Monument Carver, claimed he doesn’t measure his success in wealthy affiliate by sign ups to the program but by what he had learned in the year of membership. He agreed that while there could be a few false claims “most are fairly honest.” He described some of the live lessons (streamed every Friday) as invaluable and informative. As for writing fake reviews he pointed out “that’s always an individual choice and not condoned there. And it’s certainly not specific to WA…”
Cassandra Lucas confessed that doing research it did not take her long to find Wealthy Affiliate’s name mentioned … repeatedly… But she couldn’t find any negative or unbiased reviews. At first she thought this was okay, but ended up labelling all WA members as all just sick! “And you will even go so far as to put your affiliate links in your comments in order to further this nonsense!!??!!” she shrieked. “I will say I appreciate those who have declined this injustice (in my humble opinion) because the overwhelming amount of those who have done so have done nothing but MAKE ME WANT TO STAY AS FAR FROM WEALTHY AFFILIATES AS POSSIBLE!!”
Taking the opposite view, Ayon Montasir proclaimed that “Wealthy Affiliate is actually one of, if not the BEST resource for internet marketing.” For those hesitant to join and make that first commitment, she proposed a blog that documents one member’s experience with Wealthy Affiliate, which gives you a better idea of what to expect. In the link below, you can see the blog link as well as the 29 answers summarized here:
# 5: Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or legit?
Ken Evoy, Founder and CEO for SiteSell.com 20 Years Helping Solopreneurs Succeed Online waded in here again. He said there have been bold statements of success on Quora and elsewhere where Wealthy Affiliate always comes out as the #1 recommendation without any real proof. Ken said they became interested in Wealthy Affiliate after discovering scores of reviews written by affiliates of Wealthy Affiliate trashing SBI! He qualified this “bait and switch” technique as a well-known ploy of fake reviews. So he gave links for people to verify the full scope of Wealthy Affiliate’s unethical, deceitful marketing tactics.
The CEO at Hustle Life (2016-present) Jeremy P. Harrison‘s reaction is the same as in topic # 4.
James Scholes, who has been marketing online full time since 2006, confesssed he had “a MASSIVE problem with Wealthy Affiliate”. This problem is about reviews written by Wealthy Affiliate members for competing products “and ALWAYS recommend the Wealthy Affiliate program – regardless if the competing product is better or not.” Worse, the reviewers have no access to the products they review. James said many Wealthy Affiliate members attacked him over a post he made, saying he was spreading fake information.
Arun Yadav who studied at Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopal, pronounced that Wealthy Affiliate “is a big Scam only for lazy and day dreamers. For all other it is goldmine of information, even if you are free member. All people who are saying it as scam are either rival or just hopeless lazy peoples who don’t want to implement anything by themselves.”
Kyle Su also said Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam. “It works and there is plenty of living proof, including me.” He claimed he has been with WA for about 1.5 years and making a full time income online. “But that took me a while, and more importantly I didn’t give up,” he boasted. He also labelled people who call WA a scam as those who gave up too early or are lazy.
Acharya Thandava Krishna, Founder at FreakyNow.com (2017-present) maintained that in his opinion Wealthy Affiliate is the Best Training platform to learn Affiliate Marketing. “There are many Training programs but I personally love Wealthy Affiliate because of its features and tools provided by them,” he added.
To the question Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam? “A resounding NO,” is what Shahid S gave, and added: “No upfront fees No upsell.” He did not fail to mention that their videos and training are not on Youtube as claimed elsewhere and their fee is not for hosting a single website but … up to 50 website.
Lori Samples, Affiliate Marketer, Blogger (2014-present) who had commented on topic # 1 came in again but this time she was less scathing. After saying that Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam, she again attacked some members’ promotional methods. She also bashed comparing other “Business Opportunities” to Wealthy Affiliate. “I feel it damages the credibility of Wealthy Affiliate,” she added. “If you want to learn Affiliate Marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is a great start, but do not limit it to just Wealthy Affiliate.”
Joann Bri, admin at https://onlineopportunityguide.com finished the series of answers by also affirming that Wealthy affiliate was not a scam but a legit training platform. “There is no upsell products unlike the other training programs out there that charge you $500 to $10,000 or more for coaching … The training platform is unique, you can’t find a better platform like WA online.”
Want to get the 9 answers from the horses’ own mouths? Click Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or legit?
# 6: Is Wealthy Affiliate really worth it?
The first person to answer the question was Jeremy P. Harrison, CEO at Hustle Life (2016-present) but what he said wasn’t different from his contribution on topic # 4 above.
The next person, Audrey Skye, Writer at Novice Affiliate, also made the same contribution as he had done on topic # 1 above.
However Mike Allton, Content Marketing Practitioner at The Social Media Hat (2012-present), bemoaned the 7-day trial period of Wealthy Affiliate as woefully inadequate to enable one really know if a product or service will meet their needs. He added that a more scientific analysis of the program and a feature-to-feature comparison was what was needed to back the claim that ‘Wealthy Affiliate is #1″. He did not fail to mention “the dozens of fake reviews that affiliates of Wealthy Affiliate were creating which all, … claimed that Solo Build It! was an inferior product and process.” Then he gave studies done to prove the contrary which were the same arguments made by Ken Evoy, Founder and CEO for SiteSell.com.
Kari Havu, who works at Vr Group compared Wealthy Affiliate to an online university “where members can learn broadly about Internet Marketing, Affiliate marketing, making money creating a niche website within you own interests, selecting the best affiliate programs out there and earn revenue from that.” He also said WA teaches people to use ads and its affiliate program to make money.
Lonnie Gardner, who studied at Anaheim High School says the answer to the question here depends on individual persons. She also says Wealthy Affiliate is not “ABSOLUTELY necessary”.
Nadia Pauwels, an Affiliate at Wealthy Affiliate (2017-present) affirmed that Wealthy Affiliate is really worth it “but of course you have to be willing to really treat it like a business cause that is what it is,” she concluded.
Wilson Tavarez, who said he totals more than 10 years in affiliate marketing also said yes, Wealthy Affiliate is worth it, “but not because I say it, …, if this is not for you it’s ok.” On the trial period, he said it takes 1 long year to decide to join or not.
Anthony Peppler, who works at Semi-retirement said no, wealthy affiliate is not really worth it. “If someone asks you to pay to be a affiliate then it is a MLM,” he added. “Paying to be an affiliate doesn’t make sense. …Since I think this about any MLM is a scammy I didn’t even look at the website.”
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# 7: Is Wealthy Affiliate the best free online course to create website and make money on the internet?
Mike Ingram, who studied Affiliate Marketing was the first to answer this question and rather proposed a 100-day affiliate marketing course by another program without mentioning Wealthy Affiliate even once.
Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, to the question Is Wealthy Affiliate the best free online course to create website and make money on the internet? said yes, it is. He continued that you can even learn to build a website in 30 seconds with Wealthy Affiliate’s step-by-step training. Roope proposed a video in this sense. He concluded: “You will also learn to make money on the Internet with the help of their training. I haven’t seen anyone failing with Wealthy Affiliate who didn’t quit.”
A certain Mahi stressed that it was possible to make money at Wealthy Affiliate and even gave a site which can explain how. “It really is quite simple but it is not something that every member partakes in, which is one of the beauties of Wealthy Affiliate,” he said. “There are many ways to learn how to make money online.”
Adam Ya Jr., who does marketing said one can find many excellent affiliate marketing courses on udemy.
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# 8: Is Wealthy Affiliate worth the price?
Matthew Thomas, an Online Business Owner and Stock Trader who had already reacted to topic # 2 was the first to answer the question. This time he said joining Wealthy Affiliate almost 3 years before was the best decision he ever made because he wouldn’t have achieved success online without it. He admitted that it was after the initial “startup phase” which lasted about 6 months that he began to see success. Now he earns more than $1,000/month from affiliate marketing alone on a part-time basis, which justifies the $359 yearly cost.
Matthew further justified the cost by the number of training available, the interactive community of successful online marketers, 24/7 live chat, private messaging capabilities, personal blog platform, secure website hosting, domain-specific emails & forwards, site health analysis, etc. So, “WA is a steal at the current price …”
He went on to disagree that Wealthy Affiliate teaches members to bash other programs. For him, it’s not an obligation to promote WA. “Members can choose their niche that has nothing to do with the “make money online” topic,” he stressed. “I’ve seen websites centered around cosmetics, traveling, health & wellness, cooking, etc. 99% of my affiliate marketing income has come outside of the “make money online” niche.”
Oli Clarke, who has spent 8 Years in Affiliate Marketing and 5 in Fitness, had already answered question # 4. Concerning this, he disclosed that for him Wealthy Affiliate was worth the price. While he had started only a while ago, it has changed his money making game with extended skills and an online business. “The price isn’t bad, you get a free 7 day trial, then it’s $19 the first month, which is plenty of time to learn everything you need to know.”
SiteSell, 20 Years Helping Solopreneurs Succeed Online, came in here too arguing that the best program to help you build a successful, profitable business online, is the one that gives you the highest chance to succeed. He again produced argument and links to articles that prove that their product Solo Build It! (“SBI!”) was better than Wealthy Affiliate.
Jeremy P. Harrison, CEO at Hustle Life (2016-present), another regular contributor, also joined the discussion but what he said wasn’t different from what he had already said on topic # 4 above.
Aydo, who described himself as Writer | Dreamer | SEO expert | Affiliate Marketing expert, said he first signed up for the free membership and wrote a review about it. Then he went for the premium membership, which was for only 19$ the first month. He wrote another review. Now he’s 6 months in Wealthy Affiliate and he finds it more than worth it. “I remember making commission enough to pay my premium membership in the first two months, Lol!”
Khayla E, who works From Home , Self-employed at Self-Employment (2015-present), said the good thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that it is free to join as a starter member to learn the legitimate ways of starting your online business and use their referral program to earn commission.
Carol Walden, who studied Writing and Publishing & Peace Studies at University of New England, Armidale (2016) prefers SoloBuildIt (SBI) which discourages affiliates from posting reviews that rubbish other platforms in order to sell it. “They are the most ethical platform around in my opinion…” he continued and without saying a single word about Wealthy Affiliate, he left his link for people to join him in SBI!
Nikos Than, Founder at Https://homeemploymentonline.com/ (2016-present), who had already answered question # 4, said the $49 isn’t only for the training but also for all the other tools and features like hosting, free SSL certificates, site security, site protection, SiteSpeed, site health, domains purchase, a keyword tool, good site support, etc. “There is also training produced by other members, weekly webinars and new training material is always added,” he argued. “The training covers pretty much everything from SEO, content creation, WordPress training, keyword research, social media marketing etc. Everything you need to build a successful affiliate website.”
Roope Kiuttu, Your Affiliate Marketing Coach, said he was thinking about that question 2.5 years ago when he didn’t know anything at all about making money online. Now he makes much more money online that he ever could make with his normal 9–5 job. “So yes,” he affirmed. “Wealthy Affiliate was definitely worth the price for me.” He left a link about more information on how to succeed and a video giving 2 tips that he claimed will help you to make money on Wealthy Affiliate faster.
Sofia Parker who had originally answered Is Wealthy Affiliate worth the cost? said joining Wealthy Affiliate some three years earlier was better than any other decisions she had made. “Without this, I don’t figure I will win in online business,” she wrote.
Oscar Gonzalez, Affiliate Marketer and Solutions Provider, said Wealthy Affiliate isn’t worth the price. He says they don’t teach anything worthwhile and their offers are of little value to enable people make money. They also teach affiliates to trash the competition with bogus reviews to bait new affiliates to sign up. “I would be cautious spending any money there,” he said. “if you do, make sure it’s with a credit card that will help you get your money back should something go wrong.”
Sotiris J Bassakaropoulos, who works at Self-Employment said Wealthy Affiliate isn’t worth the price if you’re after a get rich quick scheme. According to him the 350 dollars per year works out about 7.50 per week, the cost of lunch in a cheap diner. “I have been a member for three years my annual renewal is up next week,” he said. “And I will be renewing for sure.”
Lori Samples, Affiliate Marketer, Blogger (2014-present) who has appeared twice already in questions # 1 and 2, said the $49.00/month was only worth it if you could recoup it from your referrals. She affirmed that most starter members never upgrade to premium, making a lie of Wealthy Affiliate’s claims of high conversion rates. She continued that the ‘free’ website has limitations to oblige people to pay for more services. She doesn’t understand why affiliates promote the ‘free’ membership without mentioning that it would expire after 7 days. She again decried Wealthy Affiliate’s members bashing of other credible products. She bemoans the fact that newbies fall “for those bogus reviews.”
Audrey Skye, Writer at Novice Affiliate, who had already intervened on topic # 1, said the value of Wealthy Affiliate depends more on your experience and expectations. He argued Wealthy Affiliate is not good for people with a certain experience of online work, who are not focusing on building niche websites. On the other side, Wealthy Affiliate is indicated for newbies, it can help reduce some technical costs as the site takes care of hosting service, email addresses, and keyword tool. Wealthy Affiliate is also good for people looking for peer guides. Considering these points, Audrey thinks that being part of the program is worth the price.
Marty Englander, who we already found in question # 4, gave a long answer which I will try to summarize as briefly and faithfully as possible. On the community, he thinks the creators of Wealthy Affiliate have created such an engaging system to keep affiliate members active and engaged and let them have comments on their posts. On the business, he indicated the 2 paths: 1) Your Niche business and 2) Become an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate and earn commission recruiting affiliates. He lauded the commenting and review systems which help to rank content and website in Google. Now, how come he who couldn’t write well managed to create a passive income stream which increased his annual income by £1200 in two months? “Well… I took the business model of Wealthy Affiliate and applied it to some of the other assets I’ve accumulated over the years,” he confirmed.
Vishnu Rathi, Blogger, Affiliate Marketer, (2007-present), agreed that Wealthy Affiliate is worth the price. Despite that he cancelled after two months of subscription because he found a much better way than Wealthy affiliate. “WA offers only the basic course and I have a blog and I don’t write reviews for the sake of promoting my product,” he concluded. “Most wa affiliate do.”
David Jador, who studied at Vanderbilt University said that for him “…Wealthy Affiliate was a great discovery, I learned a lot and I’m still learning, so it’s worth it.”
On his side, Hilali Anis who studied at Universita Degli Studi Di Verona said he joined Wealthy Affiliate in October 2016, claiming “I was a complete newbies, fast forward today I make more than $2,000 a month?” To conclude, he said Wealthy Affiliate is definitely worth the price.
As for Alec Arnold, Parking Attendant and General Hand (2017-present), “the programme is far more better than the programme MOBE my online business education with internet marketing and high ticket affiliate which I have spent over a thousand dollars just attend their VIP exclusive events and 21 step system which I think overpaid it as no return so far, so I have come across … WA and … in a sense it cost so much less compared to MOBE, …”
Simon Watson said he was a member for over 2.5 years but he outgrew it. He finds the price definitely worth it for newbies to build their site etc., and the live chat awesome for advice. “It is just that there is only so much they can teach you so it is at that point when you reach it, you should end your connection.”
Shahid S who had answered question # 5 before said you need not spend a penny to find out for yourself as the starter plan is free and you can have two websites, domain and hosting free of charge. “Practice and learn,” he advised. “No coding required. Lots of training material and videos are available to starter members.”
Ranson Brown however said he would never join Wealthy affiliate as during their trial offer he got disappointed with the content in the membership area. “Most of the stuff they teach is available for free online and I feel the training is more geared towards newbies,” he concluded.
Smiddy, Self Employed at Affiliate Marketing (2017-present) however affirmed that wealthy affiliate was worth every penny. “Don’t listen to people that says no because they only say that because they haven’t tried it,” he maintained. “I have been a premium member for 3 months and everything does work.”
Sophie Anderson, former Entrepreneur at Individuals said, “No. training program will worth it, if you do not have the courage of implementation. So, try what you learn.”
Anthony Little, Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate said that for $49.00 a month, he thinks it is a good price for the training. “What I like about the idea is that you can cancel anytime you want,” he said.
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# 9: Is it worth it to buy premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate to unlock the training courses? I am entirely new to this industry and don’t know anything.
Ben Williams, described as “Marketing for 6 months and have learned a lot along the way” said “If you’re new to the industry, then yes, Wealthy Affiliate is worth it” as it has one of the best resources for complete beginners. He concluded by saying that “What I love about Wealthy Affiliate is the fact that you have complete amateurs and full time marketers brushing shoulders everyday!”
Mohamed Yusuff, Digital & Social media marketer, Founder of clasodigital.com advised that “If you are completely new to internet marketing, it’s better to start with the free membership at first to get a grip of the basics.” And then? “Once you feel equipped with the basic concepts, you can upgrade to the premium membership after 2 to 3 months.” Mohamed believes Wealthy Affiliate is definitely worth it because you can learn quite a lot and you can count on a community of entrepreneurs to help you through difficulties.
Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, who we had met in # 8, confirmed from personal experience that Wealthy Affiliate premium membership is certainly worth it. “I was also a complete beginner when I started on Wealthy Affiliate and buying the premium has been one of the best decisions of my life,” he affirmed. He said that the $359/year comes to less than $0,99 per day. Roope again uploaded the video showing a payment proof of +$1,800 from Wealthy Affiliate and the 2 tips on how you can make money with it faster.
# 10: Is Wealthy Affiliate a place to promote blog or affiliate marketing?
Jason Orban, $1,000 Commissions, World Class IM Training. (2017-present) was short with “Not really more of a place for learning about affiliate marketing.”
Jacob Jones, who has been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for 6 years and who had given an answer to question # 4 above, said Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to start an affiliate marketing business. “Yes, obviously it also includes material and video courses on how to promote your blog and use it for affiliate marketing,” he added.
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# 11: How hard is it to make a profit with Wealthy Affiliate?
Natalie Holland, Blogger, runner, writer! Creator of ragstoniches.com, was the first to answer the question. She said Wealthy Affiliate provide you with tools and information to make a profit with affiliate marketing, provided “you work really, really hard at it.” Natalie made it clear that affiliate marketing is not an ‘easy,’ way to make money but it can be rewarding. How hard it is to make profit with Wealthy Affiliate “depends on what niche you choose and how much work you put in.” She confirmed that a couple of months and only a few posts on their website doesn’t work. “It’s a long-term commitment to make money with affiliate marketing,” she hammered. “You have to look at it like growing a business from scratch and there are no quick fixes.”
After question # 9 Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, appeared for the third time. He claimed that it is possible to make money with Wealthy Affiliate. He himself had started with them without any previous experience but now makes a full-time income online and travels around the world. He didn’t forget his usual video to show how Wealthy Affiliate works where “1,000’s of other members have achieved the same … and even much, much more. So, it’s definitely possible to make big profits with WA.” Is it hard? Roope said it depends on how we define “hard” and quoted Jim Rohn (the world-famous success coach) who said that “Things that were easy to do are also easy NOT to do.”
Myung Hwan Hong, after qualifying Wealthy affiliate as a good platform for beginners for affiliate marketing, said one learns some few things from there. But he pointed out that “which affiliate network you are belonging to or using is not a fundamental matter.” Because they don’t forcibly help to make more sales for you.
Chris Barnes, Affiliate Marketer – Let Me Show You How To Earn, after a few preliminaries said Wealthy Affiliate’s boot camp course promotes WA itself but “This is a very competitive market and is difficult to make money with.” He didn’t fail to stress that Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich scheme. “You set up your website and add content everyday increasing traffic so you can monetize to make money.”
Once again we find Jacob Jones, who we know has been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member for 6 years. He said that Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform to learn how to become an affiliate marketer. The training works, he affirmed and said he is proof of that as well as many, many others. “However, Wealthy Affiliate will not make you money, but it will show you how to make money.”
Deborah Thake, Affililiate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate University (2016-present) pointed out that Wealthy Affiliate is right for people with passion and drive but not for those who expect money overnight. “I have been with Wealthy Affilite since 2016 and have just paid up again for A FULL YEAR,” she revealed. “So if it wasn’t worth it why would I stay?” Just a month after creating her latest website, it is already on Google page 1 “without paying for any traffic.” Deborah said she had spent 7 years looking for a Platform like Wealthy Affiliate but instead got scams. “There are no upsells neither,” she stressed. “Which is even better … .”
Terry Lane, who has been making money online for years said Wealthy Affiliate is not hard to make a profit with “if you follow the training.” Skimming over the steps won’t serve you. “Wealthy Affiliate sets you up to make money the right way.”
Viviana Munoz on her part said whether Wealthy Affiliate is hard to make a profit with depends on you and your dream. If you wish to make passive income online you must learn more than just affiliate marketing. Great effort is needed to create good content and become an affiliate marketer. If you invest time and effort “Wealthy Affiliate is going to be a great learning platform for you.”
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# 12: Given that a big part of Wealthy Affiliate is a pyramid scheme (by the FTC definition of obtaining benefits from recruitment rather than the sale of services), why is it so popular?
Chris Barnes, an Affiliate Marketer was the first to react to this question by arguing that Wealthy Affiliate is a membership for learning affiliate marketing and building niche sites. “I don’t see how you consider this a pyramid scheme?” he questioned.
I found our friend Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, here also. As usual he uploaded a video which he says answers the question.
Jay Gumbs, a Wealthy Affiliate member since 2007, refuted the argument that Wealthy Affiliate is a pyramid scheme. He supported his argument by saying that one learns affiliate marketing there and one is not even obliged to promote the website. You can learn how to build a website about tennis shoes, yoga, bicycles, lucid dreaming, … , or any other topic you like. “Promoting Wealthy Affiliate is a choice,” he affirmed. “Pyramid schemes do not usually offer a choice and if there is, the option is usually less rewarding.”
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# 13: What is better between “wealthy Affiliate” and “The six figure mentors”?
Matthew Parris, Digital Marketer & Freelance Writer, said he didn’t know about the six figure mentors but what he knows is that WA is great since one can have knowledge and a helpful and a supportive community. “I’m truly happy with my subscription at WA and though I haven’t made much through affiliate marketing … I’ve been able to use the skills I’ve learnt to offer services that can easily be scaled to 6–7 figures.”
Steven Green on his part said he couldn’t say which was better as they are not comparable. However he has been both. But he only stuck with another program as it is really interesting with more personality and enables him to stay engaged. What made him quit wealthy affiliate was the negative reviews their affiliates write on other companies to make sales of WA. “I have heard the training is very good however,” he confessed.
Miles Beckler, The Most Helpful Internet Marketer in the World, said neither is better. “You can learn everything you need to know to build a successful affiliate marketing, or online business on YouTube.”
However Abe Cherian, who works at Self-Employment said Wealthy Affiliate is better for an individual, “if he/she is willing to share.”
- Sarker, who studied at LAGCC, advised to do what you love and believe in. “To be honest the people online are theorist and most has no clue how the system works,” he/she affirmed. “So if think you should learn a skill and do what you think best for your!”
Ruth Schihl, Self Employed (1994-present), said a 6 figure earner makes 100,000 a year or more. “A wealthy affiliate may make more than that…”
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# 14: Which one do you prefer more in terms of platform, Wealthy Affiliate or Yoonla?
The regular contributor Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, was the first to answer the question. He said he had tried and reviewed both programs but would not recommend Yoonla since the training seems to seek to make their founder rich. For, not only do they promote their own program to other people but also the founder has included in the training his own affiliate links to other services. Wealthy affiliate however has helped 1,000’s of individuals to make a full-time income online “including myself. They also provide a more comprehensive set of tools than Yoonla,” he affirmed without forgetting to indicate his video.
Christopher Chorley, who studied at Affiliate Marketing (2010), said he wasn’t a fan of Wealthy Affiliate but he knew people who have had success with them and love it. While he asked people to give it a go and see if they like it, he advised them to sign up for the another Free affiliate bootcamp training. “… the training will teach you the mindset of making money online,” he concluded.
In view of her stance, I’m not at all surprised to find Lori Samples, Affiliate Marketer, Blogger (2014-present), on this topic. Of course, she prefers Yoonla over Wealthy Affiliate because the former’s payouts and conversion are higher. She again rubbishes Wealthy Affiliate’s claims of 12% conversions from the “Starter” to the “Premium” membership. She once again reiterated her stance on Wealthy Affiliate’s members’ “inaccurate and never updated” reviews for which she has challenged numerous Wealth Affiliate members. “I was a Wealthy Affiliate “Premium” member for about 1 year,” she said. “I closed my account. I had another “Starter” account, so I am just using that one.”
Khayla E, who works From Home, Self-employed at Self-Employment (2015-present), said he has never tried yoonla, but has tried wealthy Affiliate. “Stay away from Wealthy Affiliate, waste of time and money,” he advised.
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# 15: Why do wealthy affiliate members call everything a scam without even trying the programs they’re putting down?
Again, it is not surprising to find Lori Samples, Affiliate Marketer, Blogger (2014-present), on this subject. She reiterated her conviction that Wealthy Affiliate trains members to write scam reviews, to portray Wealthy Affiliate as a better option. Whenever she sees “My #1 Recommendation” on a Wealthy Affiliate member’s review, “all credibility goes out the window.” She shared a link to an article on what she calls “those bogus scam reviews.”
Ma. Dolores Martus, who described herself as a former Member at Wealthy Affiliate (2017-2018), said although she is a former member of Wealthy Affiliate, she only called scams as SCAMS with real proof. “Look into my blogs and read the whole instances where I got scammed,” she invited.
Our indefatigable friend Roope Kiuttu, Founder of YourOnlineRevenue.com, explained that Wealthy Affiliate has 2 programs: The Online Entrepreneur Certification program which is dedicated to any niche using affiliate marketing while the Affiliate Bootcamp deals with how to make money within the make money online niche. It is here that the Wealthy Affiliate training program is promoted because the founders believe it as the #1 make money online program. Roope thinks the same too, especially for people without prior experience. The Affiliate Bootcamp training encourages writing reviews for traffic and sales. “In my opinion, it’s good to warn people about scams … but it’s nonsense to call everything a scam.”
Jim Kulk, Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate (2018-present), affirmed that Wealthy Affiliate members don’t really call everything a scam. “They review the different companies and give you an honest rating,” he said and went further that “Not everything is a scam, but some businesses are borderline and others a definitely scams.”
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Now, to the last topic or question.
# 16: Are you a member of Wealthy Affiliate?
Coincidentally Thangjam Kishorchand, Founder and Designer of Foxscribbler.com (2018-present), started the answer to the first question and he is doing the same to the last. He confirmed he is not a member of Wealthy Affiliate but he can give his own experience and from forums. He suspects that WA never give free tips to build website neither do they teach list building nor creating marketing funnels. He came back to his dislike of Wealthy Affiliate members bashing other products in reviews. Further, he said that WA does not provide free starter accounts in many countries but only premium. He labels WA Blog as ‘”RUBBISH WEBPAGE’, It like someone is just started Learning Coding or building a website and made the website, no relevant information to learn from the blog.” He affirmed that Warrior Forum terms WA as a SCAM and WOT – Web Of Trust said “WA promote Get Rich Scheme Program That is already a SCAM.” He concluded by asking readers to join another platform “and it is free.”
But Michelle Lake, who is a member of Wealthy Affiliate, thinks it is a great community because he had learned a lot that is helping him online. For her the downside is the ‘information overload’. Then she concluded: “However, … , it is worth looking into. It truly is a place to learn and earn at your own pace. You put the work in – you get the results you seek.”
Tom Priesmeyer, Affiliate Marketer/Blogger at Wealthy Affiliate (2014-present), said he is a premium member and he has “found it to be beyond my expectations.” Wealthy Affiliate has taught him to build websites based on his interests and passions, how to generate free and paid traffic, … . “The training is comprehensive,” he concluded, “and the support is better than any other program I have seen, by far.”
Deborah Thake, Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate University (2016-present) said she has been a Wealthy Affiliate member since 2016. “My website that is just over a month old is on google page 1 without paying for traffic,” she declared. “I have gone on to become a success in my own right because of wealthy affiliate.”
Nadia Pauwels, Affiliate at Wealthy Affiliate (2017-present), simply said “Yes I am indeed.”
Seren Starlight wondered why he should join Wealthy Affiliate which sounds like one of those American scams. “Even the name sounds slimy to me,” he said. “Wealthy people are last buggers I want to affiliate with.”
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Conclusion – What do you think of Wealthy Affiliate?
Now, you know what people are saying about Wealthy Affiliate and I’ve been encouraging you to join. But in your opinion is it worth it being a member? If yes, go ahead and do it and let’s meet on the platform. If no, many roads lead to Rome and I can only wish you well in your search for a suitable program to build your online dream.
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