A Wealthy Affiliate Review: The Comprehensive Strategy for Success

A Wealthy Affiliate Review
Overall Ranking: 98/100
Price: Free forever Starter membership, $49/ month or $495/ year for Premium membership
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Introduction: What is Wealthy Affiliate University?

Wealthy Affiliate University is an outstanding platform for starting your very own online business. Everything you need to start your online business from scratch is provided at Wealthy Affiliate. You do not need any previous experience, step by step training from start to finish is provided. The interactive community are there to help and support you too every step of the way.

What is Wealthy Affiliate

If you sign up for the Starter membership you get a free website, with free hosting and training to help you set up and manage these websites.

The comprehensive training, tutorials and classes will take you through from setting up your website to the point where you are earning money from your websites.

If you choose to go with the Premium membership you will be able to set up 10 websites and have access to even more features.

This is not one of those “get rich quick” schemes you find all over the internet. If you really want to make money online it will take dedication, hard work and persistence. This is just like any other business you may start, it takes time to grow and you need to invest your time and energy to get there.

Once your online business has taken off you will be earning residual income, meaning the effort you put in today will keep on earning for you. You can also work from anywhere in the world and in any interest you like.

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Pros & Cons


  • Starter membership for free forever (no obligation to upgrade!)
  • Free Website
  • Free Hosting
  • Free Keyword Tool
  • Training Courses
  • Tutorials
  • Classrooms
  • Live Chat
  • Incredible Support from the community of over 10k
  • The owners, Kyle & Carson are online and ready to assist with any difficulties
  • You will learn how to make REAL money online and have a REAL online business. Check out my detailed post about the training provided.
  • You can buy your domains directly through Wealthy Affiliate if you like and keep everything in one place
  • You can publish training and be paid for it
  • Las Vegas trip incentive! Yes there is a possibility of a paid for trip to Vegas if you meet certain requirements.


  • At first the level of activity within the community can be quite overwhelming and confusing
  • Live chat and messing around within the community can become addictive and time wasting, it is almost like another social network but with awesome like-minded individuals. This is a bonus but like I said I find myself spending a lot of time chatting when I should be working!

Who is Wealthy Affiliate suitable for?

Wealthy Affiliates is suitable for anyone that wants to start their own online business. As long as you are willing to put in the effort and follow the training this will work for you.

Here are some examples of people this will be suitable for:

  • stay at home moms
  • work from home moms
  • retired people wanting to generate some income for later years
  • students wanting to pay for university fees
  • the unemployed
  • the employed working for a boss and wanting to be their own boss
  • people that would like to turn their hobby or interest into income
  • people that would like to sell their products online
  • website owners and bloggers that would like to learn more and improve their websites

In essence anyone can benefit from this platform. It might be easier to say who this will not benefit! If you are wanting to make money fast, with little or no effort this will not work for you and I suggest you try something else. This is an honest, real business opportunity. If you put in the time and effort you will succeed.

If you want to make lots of money overnight and not put in any work then this program is really not for you! Try something else.

The Wealthy Affiliate Training/ Tools Overview

The training, tools and support provided on Wealthy Affiliates is incredible. I have never seen anything like it before.

I had an online business for 4 years before joining Wealthy Affiliates. I learned about my online business through trial and error on my own.

When I started with Wealthy Affiliates I probably learned more in the first week than I did during the previous 4 years!

  • Tutorials
  • Classes that deal with specific topics
  • Video Training
  • Weekly Live Training Courses
  • Task Based Courses
  • Live Chat
  • Interactive Discussions
  • The owners, Kyle and Carson, are available if you need help!

If there is something you need to know about your online business you will find it right there almost immediately. I would really recommend having a look at the Wealthy Affiliate training!

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The support is excellent. The mixture of the very active, helpful community, the owners and all the training there is no question that goes unanswered.

The community in itself is outstanding. I was amazed at how helpful everyone is. It truly is a community where people care about each other and assist where they can. The newbies are always helped out by the older members.

In addition I have made some good friends. We have connected not only on Wealthy Affiliate but on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest too.

I am a firm believer that connecting with like-minded people can have a huge influence on your life and this is something that you cannot place a value on. If you are a driven, hard working person that wants to change your life, you will find many others in the same boat at Wealthy Affiliate. You will also be able to connect with lots of people that were in your position and have built a very successful online business and will help you and guide you to do exactly the same.

There are people selling interviews with successful online marketers for ridiculous prices, here you can connect with them directly!


  • Starter Membership is free and always will be. No obligation to upgrade to Premium
  • Premium Monthly is $49 (the first month is $19 if you upgrade within 7 days)
  • Premium Yearly is $395

Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?

No, it is not. This is the best online business opportunity that I have come across so far, making this my #1 recommendation. It is a breath of fresh air after all the scams and terrible products I have come across.

Here are some testimonials and success stories from Wealthy Affiliate members.

See how this Wealthy Affiliate member made $10 000 in December 2015 after joining Wealthy Affiliate in November 2014 and yes he is only 20 years old! Yes it took him a year to build his business up to that, but like I have already said this is no scam and it takes time and effort to build up your residual income.

My Verdict for Wealthy Affiliate

I can promise you that if you are a newbie or even have experience online there is no better place to be. The Wealthy Affiliate University platform offers everything you need to start your own online business from scratch. You will have support every step of the way and training in every possible thing you will need to know. Wealthy Affiliate University is constantly being updated so they stay up to date with the times.

Wealthy Affiliate is an All-Inclusive Solution to building an online business.

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A Wealthy Affiliate Review
Overall Ranking: 98/100
Price: Free forever Starter membership, $49/ month or $495/ year for Premium membership
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com



Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Your Wealthy Affiliate Review actually shows a lot of great information on all what I can expect in the pros and cons segment and your payment plan. Its great you can have 2 free websites without time limits while making your decision on whether or not to go premium. The extras for going premium looks really great as well for getting really serious about having an online business.

    • Thanks or popping by Travis. Yes that is the beautiful part, no need to spend any money unless you really want to. Nobody pushes you to go Premium, it truly is an obligation free Starter membership.


  2. Hi Lynne,

    As someone who’s also seen the benefits of joining WA, I’m totally with you on this review. Its a great skill building, site creating and hosting tool which is great for all levels of understanding.

    When I first joined, I also felt a little overwhelmed by the amount of stuff there is to learn, but the support you get is a great motivation for diving in and making it happen.

    Great Review 🙂


    • Hi Clare

      Yes it takes a while to get used to all the activity going on within the community and all the training. It can be overwhelming at first until you figure out how it all works 🙂


  3. Hi Lynne,
    I love your site, it is simple and yet full of valuable information that is easy to read and understand. It is great for people who want to make money online while staying at home with their kids. I myself have the same goals as yours, to earn enough money but at the same time have the ability to stay home and to care for the people we love. A nice, simple and very achievable goals! Best of luck to you and your family.
    Cheers. Maria

    • Hi Maria

      Thank you for your feedback and for visiting. I hope you achieve your goals, I am sure with some dedication you will!


  4. Sounds like a really interesting pace to hang out – even if you aren’t interested in marketing!
    I like the idea of this community based thing – seems like an awesome way to learn online.
    This free membership – is it exactly that? I don’t want to sign up and end up having to spread the money about at a later date.

    • Chris you don’t have to spend a thing! It is absolutely amazing. You have no obligation to pay for anything. I would recommend using a keyword research tool though. There are a few ways to do keyword research for free but I really would recommend using Jaaxy, purely because content is your number one priority and making this as easy as possible would be to your benefit. I use the Premium membership on Wealthy Affiliates because they it offers even more value, for example you can have unlimited websites and the free Starter membership offers 2 websites. But to start and check out Wealthy Affiliates you can do it for free for as long as you like, set up your 2 websites and start earning. Then you can decide if you want to go Premium or stay on the Starter membership 🙂

  5. Lynne I would like to commend you on such a thought out layout on your website. It seems or really is quite indicative of someone with a quite a bit of experience. Your content is certainly easy reading and easy to understand and for that reason along you have quite a bit of leverage. With asking i know that you are doing exceedingly well. Blessings!

    • I’ll take that as a huge compliment, thank you 🙂

      I had a bit of experience, but with Wealthy Affiliates I have learnt so much!

  6. Hey Lynne,

    Lately I’ve been doing a ton of research on Wealthy Affiliate and reading a bunch of reviews.

    I’ve came across a ton of positive feedback so far including your review.

    I have seen a few negative reviews as well though so I was hoping you could answer a few questions about WA.

    1) It says that a free “lifetime” membership. Does this still mean that you could get free hosting on two website forever?

    2) Also some reviews said there is hidden fees within the WA premium membership. They don’t really go into what these “extra” fees are, but I was wondering if you could give an honest answer about hidden fees!

    I appreciate any help you can give


    • Hi Brok

      Thanks for popping by.

      To answer your questions:

      1) Yes you get 2 websites with hosting for free forever. No catch!

      2) There are NO extra fees.

      If you want to go Premium you pay the $47 per month and nothing else. There are of course things that you can purchase extra, but nothing through Wealthy Affiliates. For example I suggest using Jaaxy for keyword research, simply because it is such a powerful tool and your keywords are a vital part of your online business. You can find free tools online and of course within Wealthy Affiliates you can do keyword research too on the Premium membership, but it is just not as great as Jaaxy! Jaaxy costs $19 a month. Up to you to decide if you want to. The other thing I would recommend is buying your own domain names, this is approximately $10 per year. Once again there is no need to if you don’t want to and this is not done within Wealthy Affiliates.

      You can set up your 2 free websites with free hosting, no obligation to pay anything and make use of free tools to assist you with things like keywords etc.

      I have personally come across no upsells or additional fees within Wealthy Affiliates.

      I am happy to answer any more questions you may have.


  7. Hi Lynne,

    You have written a very comprehensive review of Wealthy Affiliate. Being a member myself for nearly 2 years I can vouch for the fact that it is the best platform for learning everything that you need to know about building your own unique business website.

    It can be daunting at first due to the amount of information, tutorials and community activity. However, it is really worth taking a look and taking your own time looking around.

    The other great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is, they keep right up to date with the changes that take place within the search engines. They also have the most awesome technical team who roll out the most innovative programs to help all members succeed online.

    Thank you for this very thorough and informative article.


    • Hi Lis

      Thank you for visiting 🙂 I am glad you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliates as much as I am.


  8. Very cool review! I have been wanting to get into online marketing and starting a business for some time now. I’ve been looking for a program that will assist me in doing this. WA seems like a great tool with lot’s of learning. Would you suggest WA to someone who has no idea what they are doing?

    • Hi John, yes definitely!

      No costs involved and the training is unbeatable. You don’t need to have any experience, you will be taught everything you need to know.

  9. Hey Lynne, it’s me again 😉 I really like how you write your articles. They are thorough and easy to read!

    About WA. I recently got a subscription and started building my sites and going through the lessons. Also mingling with the community. At first I was sceptical. I was thinking this was another Internet program trying to get my money and leave me empty handed. But I was wrong! The things I’ve achieved, the knowledge I gained. I would not have thought this to be possible before I started. I’m getting a real understanding in how this affiliate business works. Still have a lot to learn of course, but I’m getting there!

    All the best,

    • Hi Jurgen

      Nice to have you here again! Thanks for popping in. Yes I totally agree, the support and training is so valuable. I am personally loving every minute.

      We all have a lot to learn no matter how far ahead we are, and WA provides the best up to date training and they are always adding in new things.

      Kind Regards


  10. Hello Lynne!

    I like your website, the information about Wealthy Affiliate is good enough, how informative and helpful for those people who are seeking for a place to learn more and there is no scam as well.

    I am in Wealthy Affiliate also and being a new member, the community is helpful including Lynne. I can say that what you have learned in Wealthy Affiliate is the picture of what is your website looks at this time. I am a highly recommended WA.

    More success to you Lynne!


    • Hi Mavic

      Thanks for visiting 🙂 I am really glad you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliate and really happy to help you. It must be terribly hard for you with English not being your first language, you are doing great.

      Kind Regards

  11. Really detailed review here, thanks for sharing all this info. I like how they offer that free trial option, so you know what you are getting yourself into first.

    Is it really obligation-free if you decide to opt out after the trial period? I know a lot of companies that will offer something to hook you in, then go on to charge you after that because you didn’t read the fine print.

    • Hi Jolie

      Good question. There is no trial really. It is a free forever Starter Membership! There is honestly no catch.

      There is an option in the first 7 days to get your first month of premium for $19 and then the normal price thereafter.

      Obviously Premium membership offers so much more and makes it much easier to set up your business, but you can still do this on the starter membership.

      Kind Regards


  12. Hi, what a nicely laid out article! You seem to know a lot about the sites you are reviewing. Wealthy Affiliate seems to offer a lot for free and it looks like you get really good value for the premium subscription. Can anybody join or is it just a US site? Also, are you able to pay through Paypal for your subscription? I’m always a bit weiry whether sites are scams or not but Wealthy Affiliate seem to constantly have good write ups! Sammi

    • Hi Sammi

      Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed it. Yes you get a load for free and I really like the fact you have 7 days where you get a lot of the Premium features when you first sign up. I am in South Africa and had no problems signing up. I paid via credit card but there is a Paypal option available too.

      The Premium membership is outstanding and very good value for money, but rather sign up for free and have a good look around before you decide to go Premium (which you will I’m sure!).

      Kind Regards


  13. Seems like a pretty legit opportunity but how long have you been a member yourself?
    I only ask as there’s usually some sort of catch with offers like this – I’ve been caught out before!
    How are the lessons delivered – is it video tutorials or is it text based tutorials?

    • Hi Chris

      I have been a member for about 5 weeks now and I have learned loads. I have also set up 2 websites and they are already ranking which is really great.

      The lessons are videos and text based 🙂

      Kind Regards


  14. Great break down of how wealthy affiliate works! I just signed up a few weeks ago and I’m loving it more and more every day. There are so many tools and resources there to help me build my website. And the community they offer is second to none. I honestly don’t know of anything else like wealthy affiliate. Definitely worth the money every month.

    • Hi Jay

      I am so glad you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliate as much as I am. I have not come across an online business opportunity better than this one yet!

      Kind regards


  15. Hello Lynne

    This is such an Awesome review on Wealthy Affiliate 😀 I have read many reviews on this training program, and yours has finally helped me to make a decision on Wealthy Affiliate!

    I love all the pros you have mentioned, and all the tools and features are really cool!

    I see Wealthy Affiliate as helping me to become highly successful online and making a full time income 🙂


    • Hi Neil

      I am so pleased you enjoyed my review! With some hard work you can most definitely make a really good full time income using Wealthy Affiliate.

  16. Hi Lynne,

    Just dropping by to check out your website. I love the layout, easy navigation and the posts and pages are easy on the eyes. Your content is concise and excellent use of images.

    For those reading this, Lynne and I met Wealthy Affiliate. I have been creating an extra paycheck online for over a decade. I have see it all and this business opportunity is the best online, without question. I urge you to cut through all the crap out there on the Internet and join us today and set yourself financially free. Click Lynne’s Wealthy Affiliate banner at the bottom of her post above. You can begin for free and check out every aspect of our businesses and ask any questions you like. You’ll be glad you did!

    Cheers Lynne and keep up the great work!

    • Hi Pj, thanks for visiting and it has been great to meet you! It has been the most amazing experience meeting like minded people and of course all the training has blown my mind away!

  17. Wealthy Affiliate is without doubt the best opportunity to start a business online. No false promises, a true community, excellent tools, what can be better than that? There’s so many scams out there, but one thing is certain: Wealthy Affiliate is certainly not one of them! Keep promoting this wonderful system!

    • Hi David

      Thanks for visiting and for sharing your experience and opinion. That is what I love most is that everything that has been promised has been received. No false advertising or fake promises, which really is refreshing isn’t it?

  18. Hi Lynne, I just signed up with WA and I wanted to ask you a question before I dive in headfirst. I started by looking at quite a few blogs on WA. Is the best benefit realized by writing blogs and creating sites around internet marketing and directing interested parties to WA? I’m just simply having a hard time grasping hold of seeing how one can benefit by WA if they don’t. I’m a writer with my own website already trying to get it off the ground that has nothing to do with internet marketing and I’m having a hard time seeing how to connect that effort with WA. Would you be so kind in answering my question and make any suggestion as to the best way to connect my craft with the WA effort?

    • Hi Mitch
      Welcome to WA 🙂 That is a brilliant question Mitch and the answer is that you don’t have to promote WA at all. Why not just focus on your niche? There are so many ways you can make money with your website and so many companies you can affiliate with, why try and make WA fit in there if it isn’t related to your niche?
      The benefit with WA is not making money by promoting them, it is the training and community support. You will struggle to find anything that will come close.
      I have seen a number of people that don’t have a website related to making money online just add a bit of text at the end of posts that says something like “Do you want to learn how to build your own website and make money from your passion?” and that is linked to their WA affiliate link.
      I hope that answers your question?

  19. Hi there Lynne,

    It’s an amazing story that a 20 year old can build an income of $10K by just writing and sharing content online. This kid just started with something that he likes, followed every training and even reported his progress to all the Wealthy Affiliate members. His is a great learning experience for all of us.

    So if a 20 year old can do it, so can professional people, stay-at-home moms/dads or simply anyone who aspire to become an online entrepreneur.

    • Hi Cathy

      Yes I totally agree, it is very inspiring to read success stories like this one and there are so many at Wealthy Affiliate!

  20. Great review Lynne. I think my favorite part about this program is that while it’s free, the option to upgrade isn’t forced down your throat like with other products.

    Wealthy Affiliate looks like it can be the answer to many people’s problems; especially those looking for a better opportunity besides their low paying job.

    I’ve been a member of WA and I love it. The fact that there is training for almost every source of online income is incredible.

    Thanks for sharing,

    • Hi Diana

      Yes, that is something I liked too, there is no obligation or pressure to upgrade unlike so many other places!

      For anyone wanting to earn money online it is really the best place to be!

  21. Glad to see a review on this site. I’m sure too many people are looking at it and are finding it hard for themselves to decide whether or not to give it a real go.
    So it’s glad to see someone is giving a real inside look at how it works.
    Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Hi Eric

      Thanks, yes it is a great opportunity and what a breath of fresh air after all the scams I come across. I’m not sure if it is me or if it is the case but it seems that the online scams are increasing at an even crazier rate than ever. All I see in the Facebook groups is scam after scam.

  22. Hi Lynne

    I have been trying to create an account with wealthy affiliate and it keeps saying I already have an account which I don’t. What could be the problem?

  23. My name is Solorsano1, rank 499, I follow you on WA, and my writing access has been revoked? I contacted kyle and carlson through email, but there has still been no response after 6 days. The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was set up a Quora tutorial on how to gain traffic that was labeled by community members as blackhat. At least they could have told me what I did wrong and given me a chance to fix it since I am premium. There was no warning and do you know of anything I can possibly do to get the community back that I pay for besides continually emailing kyle?

    • Hi Cesario

      I can certainly understand why you are upset with having your writing access revoked, but really the beautiful thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that it is an amazing community that teaches amazing techniques that are white hat. The Wealthy Affiliate community is well known for providing top notch training and information that will be safe for your website and also to help you build up your online credibility and authority.

      Using Quora for marketing is amazing, it is a wonderful way to create authority for yourself… IF it is done in the right way. I just read your tutorial and that is certainly not the way to make use of Quora. Copy and pasting the same answer all over the place is spammy and honestly won’t get you far. Neither will adding a comma instead of a full stop into your url so that Quora does not pick it up as a link. Maybe today you will get traffic and tomorrow you are banned from Quora.

      Not only that but building your reputation online is vital to your success. Taking short cuts like that will get people to sit up and notice you, but for all the wrong reasons.

      Seriously you want to build up a good reputation for yourself online and Quora is a wonderful way to do it when you use it properly.

      Remember there are no short cuts in life, in business or anything else.

      I am sure Kyle will come back to you soon if you have sent him an email.

  24. Lynne, I ran across your site again today. I have tried Wealthy Affiliate and loved it at first. Although, socializing with the “tribe” and was ranked in the 60s but I figured out that the rank will not put a dime in your pocket or food on the table.

    I tried a couple of niches but none seem to work out; Probably wrong niche for me. Would you suggest that I give it another try? I do think WA is the best opportunity, on the Internet, to build a business with.

    You may remember me Luther Wood

    • Hey Luther 🙂 Yes I remember you and I have been chatting to you at Wealthy Affiliate but for some reason I missed this comment, I am so sorry!

      Well rank can help with WA in some ways, but you do have to focus on your business first and not ranking within the community. I do love interacting in the community and I was ranked in the TOP 20 at one stage but I got so busy with work that I am not able to spend nearly enough time there.

  25. Hello Lynne, I just found out your blog and I think is really enlightening. I’m a college student and I sure need to pay my educational fees, I came across with the surveys websites and because I really need the money, thought it was a good idea (or more like, why not?) but truth is, I feel like I’m wasting time, and I don’t think I’d be able to make a lot (I am a latino american college student with some financial problems at home who used paid vpn’s to be able to get in the surveys websites…) I’d really like to try this website and hope to get some cash (with just $150 per month I’d be more than happy, believe me). I’ll continue checking out your website, because I feel you’re more trustworthy than any other person I’ve came across in my journey to make some little extra cash in my house. Also, excuse me for my broken english, I haven’t practiced it too much. Thanks again.

    Regards, Steffany

    • Hi Steffany

      Look online surveys can bring in some pocket money, but the time you spend on it compared to the amount that you make is not great. You would make much more money and spend less time taking on a part time job like waitressing to pay for your college fees. Plus if you have been paying for a vpn there is no way you make a profit with surveys. Yes I know there are loads of websites promising hundreds of dollars a month, but in reality I have tried so many survey sites and I don’t believe that is possible at all.

      That said blogging won’t earn you money for a while, and you will need to put the work in first before you start making any money back. BUT you can make some really awesome money. Have you checked out my latest article on GRUUPZ? You won’t earn cash that you can use to pay your college fees but you can earn Amazon Gift Cards which you can use to buy necessities. It won’t bring in a full time income either but you won’t need to spend any money to promote their website plus I am sure you have more of a chance of getting someone to sign up to that in a day then earning even $3 from surveys…

      Then there is Fiverr which costs nothing to join, and you can make some money, I have had some really lovely successes there and you could even make a full time income there and pay off your college fees with some hard work.

      Your English is great by the way!

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