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In this review of Wealthy Affiliate, I will explain why I chose this program over the others that I have reviewed, and why you will want to consider it first when choosing an education to learn affiliate marketing.

I want to replace the income from my current job with income that can be generated from anywhere in the world.Β I want to learn affiliate marketing to give my life freedom and to fulfill a part of me that has not felt fulfilled with my previous employment.

I also want to help other people: people who want to earn money online doing something that they can be proud of; people who want a second income but do not want to go to another job because it creates more problems than it solves; people who are getting close to retirement and are not sure that their pension will be enough to enjoy life without the “job”.

4 steps to successful online marketing

*This post contains affiliate links. If you click the link and purchase something I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. This helps fund my blogging. My full disclosure is at the bottom of the page*

I want to learn affiliate marketing and spend very little to get started. It is not that I won’t spend money if necessary, but while I am looking around for the best thing for me, I do not want to give money to a program that I am not sure is right for me. And I sure do not want to be scammed! And trust me, Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a scam. You can try it for free.

I want to learn to build a website in a simple, step by step way. I want to know that if I need help, that I do not have to wait long to get it. And I want the security of mentors; to have them available to me, and for me to be one to others who are starting out.

And when I saw the Wealthy Affiliate website, and I saw the ticker with the people signing up, and it is free after all, I went for it.

I signed up, and was greeted with a message from Kyle, almost immediately. Personal service! I had several people message me within minutes of signing up, just to welcome me and offer me help anytime.

But what appealed to me the most was that I was able to

Try before you buy

And I did try…for 6 days.

I set up several websites on the free platform, and then deleted them because I am learning and they were not what I wanted. Easy-peasy, and no issues from anyone about deleting them, and it did not cost me any money to start over.

graphic of course 1 at wealthy affiliate

I finished Course 1 (for more detail see here) of the certification program by doing 5 lessons on one day and then 4 lessons the next day. I really just wanted to cram every bit of education that I could get into those 7 days. With AWOL Academy, you pay $97 up front before you can access anything in their program.

I worked through as much as I could of the Affiliate Bootcamp, which is designed to show you how to get a Wealthy Affiliate affiliate site up and running – like the one that you are looking at now. When I asked for help, I had a reply within minutes. When I asked for help at Affilorama on their free plan, I had to email them and I got a reply 2 days later.

I chatted, I blogged and I did everything I could possibly do to max out that free 7 days. And I am hooked! This has been so much fun, and I can really see how blogging and having my own website is exactly what I have been looking for. With Clickbank University, well I still do not know exactly what they are selling, even though I have a general idea, but there is no access until you sign up and pay $47.

And now for the rest of the review…

Try before you buy. Who else is offering 7 days of maximum content? No one else, that’s who!

    1. 1 up-sell to Premium. Yup, just one. Go from free to $49 a month for premium membership is reasonable and about average, except for the…
    2. First month discount! $19 for the first month. That is an excellent price for the education that you will get from WA. You can learn a lot in that first month. You just need to sign up with the Premium plan within the first 7 days of your starter membership.
    3. Lively chat! Yes, the chat rooms are full of REAL PEOPLE, ready to help you. You do not have to wait long for people to answer your questions, post video information, or direct you to someone more knowledgeable. Everyone is so friendly! People drop by and offer encouragement all day long. No one makes you feel dumb for not knowing, because we were all beginners once.
    4. To watch a video on how to create a website in under 30 seconds, click here.
    5. You get two free websites on a free domain! And all the education that you need to get them up and running. Your site will go live after one of the earlier lessons, and then you just tweak it from there, during your free trial. Free members have access to Course 1 of the certification course, and Course 1 of Affiliate Bootcamp. Premium members have access to all 5 levels of the certification course, and 7 levels of bootcamp.
    6. You can stay with the free account for as long as you want, though it does have limitations compared to Premium membership. You can still have your own on-site blog, video walk-throughs, and website backup.
    7. The managed WordPress hosting service and access to 24/7 support, which is worth more than you are paying for the monthly fee, as well as a free keyword tool, and your own personal blog.
    8. You willΒ meet people who have been here for several years, and who have different educations in marketing. You will benefit for a very long time from their experience.
    9. Stop your lessons anytime, and when you are ready to start again, the slider shows you where you left off! It is so easy to see where you are in either Bootcamp or the Certification course. Courses are laid out so that you start at the beginning of setting up your website, and progress through learning about leveraging social media, and then how to monetize your site.
    10. The owners, Kyle and Carson, are online and ready to help. Kyle is usually in chat every day at different times, and he also promptly replies to private messages. One-on-one coaching is available as part of Premium.
    11. You will learn how you can promote anything that you believe in, whether a hobby or a new interest, as long as you have a passion for it and as long as you can write interesting, quality content (articles).
    12. You will learn how to promote various types of affiliate programs such as Amazon, Clickbank, Pay-per-click programs and more! There is an affiliate program for pretty much any niche that you can think of, and they are waiting for you to set up a website and for you to contact them. Remember, anyone can do this. You just need to be interested enough in your niche to talk it up online. Almost all of the websites that you visit are doing the same.

My Final Opinion and a Bonus for You!

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Join the starter membership today for $0. Come in and have a look around. If you are seriously thinking of becoming an online entrepreneur, then consider Wealthy Affiliate as your go-to all-in-one university and hosting site. If you do not like it, or had other problems, then please come back to this article and tell me what happened!

There is no guarantee that you will earn money with any affiliate marketing school/university/program. Anyone who says otherwise is misrepresenting what these programs can do. It is an education and what you do with your education is entirely up to you. Your hard work, determination, and belief in your own success are what decides if you succeed or fail at business.

Building a business takes time and hard work. You have to write good quality posts and maintain your site, so it is a good idea to start a program like this while you are still working and have an income, so that hopefully you can replace the income from your job with the income from your website.

Claims by companies that show boats, mansions, luxury cars, piles of cheques, income statement for vast amounts of earnings made within a short period of time are doing that as a bait and switch technique, and the company disclaimer should say that “these earnings are not typical”. Believe them!

Join Wealthy Affiliate with the zero dollars starter membership

Sign up for the Premium membership through me within the first 7 days of your starter membership, and you will get your first month for 59% off, which is $19. I will message you as soon as possible after you sign up, so that you will have access to me while you are a member, and I will tell you how to claim your bonuses, which contain valuable information about optimizing your website to gain more visitor traffic, tips to making your website a success, and ways to encourage more visitor traffic.

Please leave comments or questions in the box below. I will be happy to answer any questions that you have about this program, or any post that you see on my site.

Happy Blogging!

-Irma πŸ™‚

Author: Irma

Single mom and soon to be looking for other employment as my job is being contracted out. Join me and learn affiliate marketing!

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24 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate – Success!

  1. Great information on WA. I have been around for about a year now and I am still enjoying what I have learned. I always tell people that there is only 1 upsell and it is not even that expensive especially when you take into consideration what you are getting. Many others bombard you with upsell after upsell.

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    1. Hi Ronnie and thank you for visiting today πŸ™‚

      I agree about the upsells! And if you can get in on the Black Friday sale, it is an even better deal as it is about half price for the yearly membership. You cannot beat that for the price of such valuable education. I can build websites for the rest of my life with what I have learned so far!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  2. As a relatively new Premium member, I loved this article because it accurately portrays all that WA has to offer! It’s been such a helpful tool and I fully intend to continue taking advantage of their helpful resources. This article is a good place to start if you are new to WA as well. It gives all the highlights in a succinct, easy-to-read format. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Sarah and thank you for visiting today!

      I hope you can take advantage of the Black Friday sale as well! For all that you get, and the community support is worth the price alone, even if you take your time to learn and build a site, you will know enough after the first year to be able to keep going on your own!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  3. Irma- very useful information and so nicely laid out. I, too, am a fan and have recently begun using WA as a way to express my opinion, deliver important content to readers all the while creating an opportunity for extra income. The program is definitely thorough and the support is abundant. It is a true community of motivated individuals that are willing to share knowledge and expertise. Thanks for making it better!

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    1. Hello Viv and thank you for stopping by today!

      I appreciate that you are sharing what you are doing with WA. As soon as I told people what I was doing, people kept telling me that they were not surprised! I think it is awesome that so many people are sharing themselves with the world and we all get the benefit of this knowledge. I wish you the best of luck and much future success!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi Irma! Just wanted to say that I totally agree with you and love the solid support system that you constantly have access to at WA, having real people to chat to and to help you at anytime is such a great feature. I will admit to being a bit hesitant at first, as there are so many scams out there promising you large earnings in a short period of time. This is what drew me to WA, the fact that it’s all about the hard work you put in! As with anything else in life, there is no overnight success, affiliate marketing takes hard work and dedication. Also love that the trial is completely free, no obligation to “add credit card details first”.

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    1. Hi Ann and thank you for visiting today!

      I agree! Having support when starting a new venture like this is sooooo important. I do not think I would have been brave enough to go for it – starting a website, learning SEO, etc – if I did not have so many wonderful people urging me on and teaching me their tips and tricks.
      And yes, the free trial is by far the best incentive to see if you are the kind of person that can work with this education and build a niche site.

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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      1. Honestly, I don’t think I could have accomplished half of what I have without WA! Before starting, I was contemplating just doing it all on my own and figuring things out as I go. I’m SO glad I decided to give WA a shot, I’ve literally learned so much stuff in such a short period of time, its crazy. I love that you’re guided along the way, giving you the confidence that you can do it and it is possible to achieve success if you follow exactly what they’ve laid out!
        Ann

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        1. Hello Ann and thank you for stopping by today!

          I agree! I would not have been able to get this far without help from everyone in the community and of course the education!

          Best wishes for future success!
          Irma πŸ™‚

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  5. Hi Irma, you’ve mentioned that wealthy affiliate isn’t a get rich quick type of scam. How long does it take to start seeing results? Let’s say I have 8 hours a week to dedicate to a new online business, should I expect income in a week, a month, a year?

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    1. Hi Craig, and thank you for visiting today!

      It depends on your niche and how much work you put into your site. You really need to be organized, in that you can get research done and write up one or two posts per week. Once Google indexes your site, you need to get Google Search Console, check the demographics of your visitors and started targeting your content to them. If you can find a new and interesting product to promote, and create engaging content (posts) then the estimates are that it is 6 months to 2 years to start earning some real money. Keeping up with trends helps a lot to find new products to promote.

      Best of luck! This is a great time to get started!!
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  6. What a great in-depth review of Wealthy Affiliate! About 8 years ago, I had signed up for a membership with them. At the time I had been scammed so many times, that I really didn’t think there was anything legitimate out there. So in the back of my mind, I saw Wealthy Affiliate as a scam as well. Fast forward to today, and here I am researching them again. They are still around, all the reviews are great, and I feel ready to start again! I am kind of excited actually. Thanks for give me that boost of confidence in Wealthy Affiliate!

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    1. Hello Matts Mom and thank you for visiting today!

      I had a similar experience, but the positive reviews and the free 7 day trial helped me decide! I am glad that you are making a proactive decision for your future; I had no real hope until I made a decision to make something for myself.
      I know it will take time to replace the income from my job with my website, but I have confidence now that I can make my dreams reality instead of just earning money for someone else!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  7. Irma, this is an awesome post! Very thorough information and it sounds like a solid education program! THIS is what we folks look for when looking for good education. Like trying to find the best homeschool program for our child, WA seems to be a top notch “homeschool” program for grown-ups looking to move out of the corporate kind of 9-5 world! I’m so excited to have read this article. I’ve truly been wowed by all that you actually get and have access to, and the price is phenomenal! I’m ready to make that change!!! Thanks!

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    1. Hello Paula, and thank you for stopping by!

      I agree! Finding a program that provides quality education is so important. I have seen people in chat who found jobs in their communities with the education that they received through the program, which is an added bonus!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  8. Hi, Irma, leaving my comment to say that I agree with what you said about WA. This is one of the best posts I’ve seen on WA, and hope others see it as well. Gonna share it because it’s super informative, everything you need to know is covered here.

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    1. Hello Ade, and thank you for stopping by!

      I agree! I think the education is wonderful and works really well to help people to learn and grow with affiliate marketing.

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  9. Hi Irma! I love your website name πŸ™‚ I also love Wealthy Affiliate too and it helps to have the “try before you buy” option although I saw the value and upgraded immediately πŸ™‚ This is a very lovely website and I look forward to coming back and learning a few things from you! Thank you for all the wonderful resources you provide here!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! That is very encouraging, and exactly what I hope to provide! I appreciate your comments πŸ™‚

      I agree. I searched the internet, watched some webinars, tried some other peoples education and settle on Wealthy Affiliate as the most reasonably priced university to learn affiliate marketing. They have the training, resources and support that I want!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi Irma, I absolutely agree with your article. Wealthy Affiliate is really a great program. I was initially hesitant but after trying out the trial program, I realized it was a good one. But of course, patience and perseverance is also needed to be successful =) Thanks again for this.

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    1. Hi and thank you for taking time to comment! Wealthy Affiliate is a great program and I feel like it is a right fit for me as well!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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  11. Wealthy affiliate is a community that offers all of that and the system that they offer has proven to work over and over again, your post is well detailed with good information that will help your readers.

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    1. Hello Norman and thank you for your comments. I totally agree about Wealthy Affiliate, and I can heartily recommend their program!

      Cheers,
      Irma πŸ™‚

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