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Wealthy Affiliate Review

[This Is By Far My No 1 Recommend Program For Beginners Looking To Make Money Online]

If you are familiar with me and have been on my blog before then you probably know that I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate. This is where I got my start in online business and I can pretty much attribute nearly all of my success online to this particular program.

And if you don’t know me then here you go: My name is Kyle and I make money online. 

I started out like a lot of others. I just didn't like the thought of working for some company all my life and wanted that "freedom lifestyle" that you see people making money online enjoying. And I also really wanted to be able to work from anywhere... since traveling was always a big interest to me.

So... I started looking for ways to make money online in 2015 and was lucky enough to stumble across Wealthy Affiliate.

I don't consider myself to be a guru, to have any special skills that were necessary to succeed or any of that.

I just happened to find something that worked... which I'm now making consistently over $6,000 a month with.

But I’m probably getting a little ahead of myself here. I didn’t even introduce Wealthy Affiliate yet so you might have no idea what it is, what its all about, or anything.

What the heck is Wealthy Affiliate?

In a nutshell... Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online business training platform.

You could kind of think of it as an “all inclusive” type of deal.

The Wealthy Affiliate Platform

As a member you get...

  • You get the training you need to build an online business
  • You get the tools that are required to do so
  • And you get the support that everyone needs every once in a while when you get confused or stuck on something


When you sign up at Wealthy Affiliate you have access to a step by step training course that will take you from nothing at all to having your own online business up and running.

I'll show you inside the program and what the training is like in a bit.

The Focus at Wealthy Affiliate:

The focus at WA is something called "affiliate marketing". After all.. their name is Wealthy "Affiliate".

What is this?

It's simple... Affiliate marketing is when you promote products online and earn commissions when you help make sales.

Example: You promote a product via an affiliate link, someone clicks your link, they are directed to an online store (Amazon for example) to buy the product you are promoting, they purchase the product, you get paid a commission.

​Affiliate marketing is legitimate and sustainable way to make money online...

​And... it is a great way for beginners to get started.

Some of the many reasons why affiliate marketing is a good way for beginners to get started making money online include that...

  • It's Simple - You just promote products. No need to have your own product to sell or anything like that.
  • Low Startup Cost - Don't have to spend an arm & a leg to get started, especially with Wealthy Affiliate

And the cool thing is that you can have commissions coming in from many different sources.. like I do here...

Snapshot of My Earnings


Why This Place Works... Why I Like Wealthy Affiliate So Much

Okay... so you know that Wealthy Affiliate is an online business training platform that provides the tools and training necessary to make money with affiliate marketing.

But what is it about this place that I like so much?

After all... a lot of people that get involved with affiliate marketing fail miserably... as with any kind of online business.

The key for success here is all about following a proven system.

If I would have went out and tried to do this on my own back when I started I probably would have failed. And if I got involved with some cheap outdated training I also probably would have failed.

But luckily I came across WA early in my journey so I didn't end up wasting much time (well... not too much time).

Some reasons I believe Wealthy Affiliate works so well... and why I was able to eventually start making over $6,000 a month from what I learned here include...

  • 1
    The Step-by-Step Training is Great - The training is very well laid out. It is in a step-by-step manner and is very easy to follow, with lots of video tutorials which I think are very effective. 
  • 2
    The Tools Provided are Easy to Use - As a member you get assess to tools like the website builder and keyword research tool (I'll show you in a bit) that are easy to use.
  • 3
    Tech Support is a Definite Need - Tech support is needed. This way.. you, I, and other members don't need to know coding or anything like that. At WA the tech support is there to help 24/7
  • 4
    Many Hidden Gems in the Community - One often overlooked aspect of WA is the community. You can communicate easily with other members, many of which veterans of affiliate marketing, and learn a lot. There is a lot more than just the core training. 

A Look Inside...

There are 5 core training courses at WA, each with 10 lessons. The first course starts off as if you know nothing.

I like this approach because it is good for complete newbies, which I was when I started.

Below you can see the different lessons in this first course...

Course 1 at Wealthy Affiliate

Look good?

You may have noticed that Lesson 4's focus is "Building Your OWN Niche Website". And this may sound a bit intimidating to you.

Yes... at Wealthy Affiliate you will learn how to build your own website.

While it is possible to do affiliate marketing without a website, it is pretty much a must nowadays. If you want to build an online business that is sustainable, then a website is key.

But this isn't the 1990's anymore... It's not difficult to do.

  • You don't need any special skills
  • You don't need to know coding
  • You don't have to have a degree

You don't need anything... besides a little bit of determination and the will-power to want to succeed with this.

At Wealthy Affiliate one of the tools you get access to is called SiteBuilder, which is the name for their website builder. It makes the process simple and looks like this...

SiteBuilder Website Builder at WA


And then you also get access to other tools like Jaaxy, the keyword research tool. But I'm not going to get into all of that. You will learn how it all works and everything inside the training.

The Price of Being a Member

As I mentioned at the beginning, this is very affordable.

It isn't going to cost you your arm... and it isn't even going to cost you your leg.

But this can't be free right?

Well... the crazy thing is that Wealthy Affiliate does actually have a free membership. It's called the Starter Membership and it is great because you can literally get started without spending a penny. 

You can create your free Starter Account here without entering any payment info.

Sound too good to be true?

Well they have to be making money somehow right? They can't just be giving away a bunch of free training and tools??? Can they?

The answer is no... they can't just give everything away for free.

Wealthy Affiliate actually has 2 memberships. They have the free Starter Membership and the paid Premium Membership. Premium costs $49/mo or $359/yr depending on how you pay. 

My Suggestion:

I always recommend joining as a free Starter Member. This way you can test everything out and get started completely risk-free. 

As a free member you get access to everything you need to get started. You get...

  • Access to course 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification training
  • Access to phase 1 of Affiliate Bootcamp
  • 2 free fully-functional WordPress websites + hosting
  • Access to Jaaxy, the keyword research tool
  • And more...

It is true that the Premium Membership has more to offer. But there is no point in starting out with it. You can always upgrade a Starter Membership to a Premium Membership later on if you want to.


What Other People Are Saying About WA

Overall Wealthy Affiliate has a very good reputation.

I'm not the only one who really likes this place and sees the value in it.

Below are a few testimonials from other members, some of which have stayed members for years... which goes to show that it is worth it...

Wealthy Affiliate Testimonials


And inside the WA platform it isn't uncommon to see other members posting about exciting things like this...

Members's Posts About Success

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much money can you make?

You "can" make a lot of money with affiliate marketing, which of course is what WA teaches you.

I know people that make over $10k a month and more.

But how much "will" you make? Now this is a difficult question to answer. There are many variables at play and it largely depends on things like... how much work you put in, the quality of the work you do, etc.

2) How do you get traffic to your website?

At WA the main focus for traffic generation is called SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization. 

Basically this is a technique of optimizing your website so that you get free traffic from search engines like Google.

Don't worry if you don't understand it yet... you will. It is a great way of getting traffic because it is 100% free... no paid advertising needed.

3) How long does it take to start earning money?

This is another question that I can't really give a good answer to. It depends on a lot of things, the most obvious being how much work you put into it.

That said, this is not a way to earn money fast and if you are in immediate need of money then you probably need to get a normal job.

I can pretty much guarantee you won't make any money in your first month at WA... and probably not your second month either.

It takes a little while to get going but the work can really pay off.

4) Do they have a phone support number you can call?

Unfortunately they do not have a phone support number... I know this would be nice.

However, there are plenty of ways to get support at WA if you need help.

There is a discussion below each lesson that you can get answers on, you are able to send private messages to other members at WA (I'll show you), and they even have a live chat that you can use to get help within minutes... sometimes even within seconds.

You are even able to contact the owners of WA directly, which brings me to another FAQ...

5) Who created Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate was created by two guys named Kyle and Carson, both of whom were affiliate marketers before creating this online training platform for affiliate marketing.

You can contact them both inside WA and I have talked to them both on more than one occasion.

Its nice to see places like this that actually allow contact of the owners.

More Questions?

If you still have questions you can easily get in direct contact with me inside WA. 

As I mentioned above, you can send people private messages. To contact me you can go to my profile @ El-jefe-Kyle and you will see where you can send a message... But first you would have to create your free account of course.

WA profile

Discount Offer Going on Right Now!

There is currently a discount on the Premium Membership. 

You can get the first month at $19 instead of $49... which is a 61% discount.


Or course I still recommend starting with the free Starter Membership... but the offer is still on the table and makes it an even better deal to join today.

Take The First Step & Join Wealthy Affiate Today!