Wealthy Affiliate Review – 11 Years later and going strong!

Wealthy Affiliate Review (2016)


Business Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Year Founded: 2005

Founders: Kyle Loudoun & Carson Lim

Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Overall Rank: 98 out of 100

Starter Membership Price: $0 (Free Sign Up)

Premium Membership Price: $19 (First Month)

$49 (Second Month Onward) or $359 (Per Year)


Why Choose Wealthy Affiliate?

If a company has been around for longer then 10 year this means they are doing something right! It probably means they doing A LOT of things right and this is the kind of company you would want to associate yourself with in order to learn from those who have already succeeded.

The founders of Wealthy Affiliate take a very unique approach and get personally involved in helping their members develop revenue generating online businesses from scratch through step by step video tutorials. They have also created a social network that works as a support community so everyone has access to 24/7 live help from experts. There is never a reason to get stuck with all the support you have access to! 🙂

What are some benefits of joining?

  • Free to sign up. This means there is no risk and within the first week you will get incredible value.
  • Free Training. Kyle & Carson make things very simple and easy to follow through the step by step video tutorials.
  • Interactive tasks and discussions that help you take action thus helping you make progress after each lesson.
  • No previous experience is needed. If you know how to tie shoe laces you can build a business with WA.
  • Thousands of online members you have access to who are willing to give you their expert advice.
  • 2 Free Websites and training on how to turn them into money generating businesses.
  • Get paid $5 – $75 for creating training tutorials.
  • Top of the range secure hosting platform and support.
  • Access to a significant wealth of information.
  • A good spam free policy.




Is Wealthy Affiliate Suited For You?

In one word, Yes. If you surfing the internet and reading this review it means you can start an online business. If you belong to any of the groups bellow then WA is suited for you.

  • Anyone who wants to earn extra income or start an online business.
  • Those who want to learn about affiliating, building a network and marketing.
  • To be your own boss and work flexible hours.
  • Interested in creating diverse and multiple streams of income.
  • Retired and Elderly.
  • College and University Students.
  • ‘Stay at home’ Moms and Dads.
  • Ambitious young people with adult supervision.
  • Those tired of their ‘9 to 5’ jobs.
  • Sick of your financial situation.

If you have been scammed or introduced to ‘get rich quick schemes’ in the past please be assured this is not one of those offers.

If you want to be successful within Wealthy Affiliate it is going to require some focus, time and attention. You cannot expect to build a sturdy house overnight or in one week neither should you have those kind of expectations when it comes to building a solid foundation for a lucrative business.


What is the difference between Starter and Premium Membership?

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Not only will you get all the bonuses listed above but if you go Premium within 7 days of signing up you will only pay $19 for your first month!



How to get instant help on Wealthy Affiliate

One of the best features at WA is that there is a constant active community which is willing to give you expert advice 24/7.

This means there is absolutely no reason to get stuck or frustrated or if you feel you not making progress.

To demonstrate just how simple this is, here is an example of how you would ask a question.


At the top of your screen to the right hand side you should see a action bar with tabs that looks like this:

You will be selecting (left click) the Pen Icon then choose “Ask a Question” from the drop down menu:


Next you will give your question a heading then below it you will ask the initial question you want answered where you can be more specific then “Submit your Question!” as I have shown below.


“What will I do to earn money at Wealthy Affiliate”?

Since there are hundreds if not thousands of different ways to earn income online you will focus on the most important thing and that is ‘turning your passion into a business’. Imagine you could take what you love doing most right now and make extra money doing it or a lot of money if you really wanted to. Thinking of a niche can seem tricky but it really isn’t because we ALL love something 🙂

It might be Food, Art, Books, Music, Dancing, Religion, Real Estate, Astronomy, Computers, Science, Flowers, Technology, Interior Design, Fashion, Shoes, Makeup, Toys, Jewelry, Precious Metals, Survival Gear, Camping, Movies, Theater, Traveling, Cars, Social Events etc.

You are going to create your very own digital private space to accommodate one of your interests called a WEBSITE. Lets face it, if you don’t own a .com platform these days how will anyone take you seriously as a online marketer?

If you thinking “Oh Dear” right about now then please take a deep breath and relax because now days it is much simpler and faster to create a website, in fact Kyle claims and has shown how he lays a foundation for a website in 30 seconds! You obviously not going to have a masterpiece in 30 seconds but you can quickly start a foundation. After this process you will spend the next few weeks creating content based on your interest and vision on what kind of business you want to grow and expand.

How to get started and create your website in 30 seconds:

Finally the money making part will arrive, this is where most people get excited however a lot of people will have given up by now so DON’T be one of them okay! Trust me, nothing worth while is easy and why should it be? If you got this far (congratulations) you will not be disappointed with what comes next.

Kyle lists 6 main ways of earning online but once you start to see the potential you will be inspired and realize there are hundreds of ways to generate revenue through your website.

  1. The Affiliate Program: If you promote WA to other people that might be interested in this opportunity then you can potentially earn up to $175 for each individual you refer that goes premium for 12 months or more.
  2. Advertising for other existing reputable brands.
  3. Selling your own products. This could be hand made items, foods like preserves, art pieces, teddy bears with your own brand like “Little House Dry Fruits” or “Ted’s Gallery”.
  4. Selling other successful existing brands. Eg. Nike, Coca Cola, Samsung, Ferrari etc.
  5. Creating revenue generating websites and selling them.
  6. Google Adsense (posting up adverts on your site).

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Overall Evaluation & Conclusion 

Of all the online money making programs I have seen over the last 8 years or so Wealthy Affiliate has got to be one of the most unique, stable, reliable and promising opportunities available.

I have written this review in hope of inspiring you to TAKE ACTION in a direction that could help you change your life for the better… starting now!

Please feel free to comment bellow if you have questions, concerns or any feedback. I will be happy to assist in any way possible 😉

Best regards,



  1. Therese Roth

    Hi, Kamil!

    Thank you for this glimpse into an obviously excellent product!
    I sure love the idea of actually building a website that fast, and having such an array of people willing to communicate and help out, if I get stuck.
    And the price is definately lower than that of the competition…..

    Thanks for sharing this!


    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Therese

      Thank you for your comment.
      It really is a good price for the value received. Can you imagine the course fees if one had to study this in college.

      Best regards,

  2. Kathy

    Hi Kamil,
    I love the concept of taking my passion and being able to turn it into a source of income. Having the encourage and support of a community is a tremendous plus to this product.Thanks for such an in depth review.
    Best to you,’

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Kathy

      Yes, having a community of experts that are willing to help you in live time is a tremendous aid in growing your online business. Hardly any other companies offer this kind of support.

      Thanks for dropping by Kathy 😉

  3. Barb


    I love the fact that you have an entire community to help you. I’ve bought other products where, after they’ve taken your money, there’s virtually no support at all. It’s good to know that, if you should ever need help, there is somebody there.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Barb

      Yes, the live community support is a vital aspect and determines so many more peoples success rate.

      Best regards,

  4. Simon

    You mention access to thousands of online members who are willing to give you their expert advice and this is true.
    When I joined I required frequent help in my early stages as I’d no previous experience in website building nor running an online business and Wealthy Affiliate deliver oceans of it.
    Under every training step is the opportunity to ask away, there’s the live chat box for instant answers and you can write out more detailed questions for the whole community. It’s surprising how many members jump on board to offer support, even the founder members.
    I couldn’t ask for any more, it’s just down to determination to complete each task.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Simon

      Very true, with so much support you can’t go wrong or get stuck. Imagine waiting 2 days for a email response to a simple question, which is what a lot of other companies offer with this type of program. This can be rather frustrating when you trying to progress at a strong pace.

      Best regards,

  5. Tumelo

    Hi Kamil

    Wonderful product and an awesome review! How difficult was it for you to set up your first website? What should I look out for?

    Tumelo M.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Tumelo

      Great questions! 😉
      I will be honest and say if it wasn’t for Kyle’s training at WA it would probably have been a nightmare to try accomplish what I managed in the last 3 weeks. If you are dedicated and pay attention during the short video tutorials and classes it really is amazing what you can learn and apply in a very short period of time. It wasn’t difficult but it was and still is an effort.

      There is an immense amount of information and this can cause one to feel overwhelmed so you should look out for this and focus on following Kyle’s advice in order not to go off track.

      Best regards,

  6. Brian

    Hi there Kamil,
    There’s nothing worse than making a website blind. If there were anything worse, it would be only “kinda” knowing what you’re doing, and adhering to either bad or outdated SEO practices.

    Either way, if there were a way to prevent that mess, and learn how to do it right the first time, it would save a good deal of money, and would keep you from losing years off your life via the stressors that come with bad decision making as it relates to websites.

    WA’s second to none in my opinion when it comes to being informed, educated, and surrounded by folks that will help to make all the right moves.

    Trial and error hurts!
    Great post and I agree totally with your assessment.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Brian

      So true that trial and error hurts and it also costs, time, nerves, good health and money.

      Thanks for stopping by 😉

      Best regards,

  7. Dennis

    Great review! have you been at wealthy affiliate all those years? It must be good if you stayed. I will definitely have to check it out!

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Dennis

      I have not been with WA for all those years no but the title is literal. After 11 years the statistic are very impressive and prove this to be a strong company under current operation.
      It looks like I will be staying here for quite some time after what I have learned 🙂


  8. Gratiano

    Very cute presentation of WA. There is a point I do not seem to understand though, can you guarantee that I will make money if I follow all of your steps? How many months will it take before I make online enough money to cover at least 49$/month?

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Thanks Gratiano 😉

      Well, that is a very difficult question to answer because it totally depends on you. If you follow the course to the t then yes, you will make money.

      How long it takes? I cannot exactly say, it could take you a month or 3 months or a year depending on what you do with the knowledge you learn.
      It took me a few months to learn and understand certain things before I started making money but I would not trade this position for anything now!

      After 7 months I am now in a position to cover my monthly premium membership fees and a bit extra but there is no limit to how much can be earned online, just a matter of implementing the skills learned, refining them and scaling what works.

      If you can make $1 online you can make $10, if you can make $10 you can make a $100 and so on.

      I suggest you take advantage of the free 7 day trial and see the value you get 🙂

      All the best!

  9. Omega Matemane

    Oh wow this is amazing!I have been searching and looking for this type of opportunity for a long time and now I finally reach you! On wealth Wealthy Affiliate you can work online and earn cash easily, you can get advice from expert, you can create your website and learn how to make money with it for free, and something important is that it`s secure which means that you don`t need to worry about anything! I think this the time to join and share this opportunities to all my friends so they can’t miss staying in the world of business and earning cash easily!

    Thank you so much Kamil for creating this opportunity for us, God bless.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      No problem Omega 😉

      This is currently the top recommendation on our website.
      I wish you the very best if you decide to join and take advantage of the free 7 day trial.

      If you need my help you can contact me through Wealthy Affiliate as well.


  10. Lawrence

    Hi Kamil,
    This article was very informative for me. I have never tried to create a website to monetize. Maybe I was too lazy or maybe I thought I couldn’t do it. You convinced me with these words. I think that I’ll try WealthyAffiliate and I’ll let you know about my experience.


    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Lawrence

      Yes, many are afraid of taking a serious step toward building a proper business online.
      With the right training and support from the WA community you can’t actually fail unless you quit.
      Every day we learn something new and progress towards reaching our goals.

      Try it for free and let me know hoe it goes. I am on the platform to help you as well 😉


  11. Pimoo

    Hi Kamil,

    You have definitely nailed the fact that if you don’t own a .com platform these days how will anyone take you seriously as a online marketer. In addition to that, if you don’t have a ‘secure’ website, you can hardly have any traffic or even lose your traffic. Personally I will seldom revisit any website which is insecure because I don’t trust them at all. I have created an account at WA 3 years ago. Since i was busy back then and now, I don’t put any effort on that site. Maybe, when i need it in the future, I come back to you for extra advice.

    Great Post. Based on your experience, how quick is their instant help and customer service based on your experience?

    Thank you

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Pimoo

      I agree that a security should be a high priority because hackers are on the prowl all the time and getting smarter!
      Currently I am running SSL (secure sockets layer) on this website but the problem with affiliate websites it’s difficult to have a completely green https status when sharing referral links to other programs that might not have their own security package and this will affect my website’s status.

      Google also gives small ranking boosts to sites that have SSL enabled so this helps with organic traffic, not just security.

      I’m always available on WA if you need help or some guidance.

      The support on WA is unmatched in my opinion, almost instant reply and will always help you solve your problem… 99{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} of the time 🙂


      1. Pimoo

        Ok, I see. Referral links do affect the secure status of your website.
        Good to hear that customer service from WA is amazing.

        1. Kamil (Post author)

          Yes, even though the links are masked and I use the WordPress plugin Pretty Link, it still picks up “non-secure” status. Actually the links are safe but the faucets have other links that may be connected to scam sites. The faucets are not always 100{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} in control when it comes to screening their advertisers banners and links so yeah, this is a dilemma.


  12. lovely

    Wow, this review is quite educative and insightful. I have read severally about affiliate marketing programs online but none has been motivating enough for me to join, but I think this review is quite simple to comprehend and that makes it easy to understand what it is all about.

    I love all the benefits associated with joining Wealthy Affiliate, the benefits are amazing especially the building of two free websites and the free training on how to turn them into a money generating businesses. I have been planning on how to own a website and start monetizing it, I think this is a good opportunity to grab. I will start with the free trial.

    I’m not a fan of free investment because of the enormous benefits associated with paid packages like this one, will love to invest in the premium package. My simple questions are: Hope Wealthy affiliate support will be there to see that I recoup my investment and make more profit? Is WA program transferable? and lastly the click to claim bonus, can a starter also claim it?

    1. Kamil (Post author)


      Yes, it’s 100{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} free for those who just want to try it and an see what the benefits are before deciding to go premium. This is to show that the company has no intention of scamming anyone or taking your money upfront.

      To answer your questions:
      1. Wealthy Affiliate is a huge community with over 800 000 members and you can always find all the support you need through the community and site support and they reply very quickly. How much profit you make all depends on your activity and actions you take.
      2. The websites you build on WA are transferable yes.
      3. The 1st month $19 bonus can be claimed by anyone yes (permitted countries only) so if you in the US you can take advantage of the bonus.

      Kind regards,


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