Wealthy Affiliate – Is it legit?

Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit?

These days there are so many opportunities to make money exploding all over the internet. And even through text messages. I was skeptical at first when introduced to Wealthy Affiliate. Can I tell you how I came across this place and what are my conclusions?

Almost all my savings were lost in the Great Recession 10 years ago. I was eager to find ways to make up for those losses. Being retired, time was not on my side. I read every sales letter that came my way. So many wanted to show me how I could turn modest amounts like $500 into hundreds of thousands of dollars just by following their investment advice.

I’ve invested in stock, stock options, trading Forex, Binary Options, Cryptos and many other so called opportunities. I got poorer, not richer. I read about others making money online. Why not I? Affiliate Marketing was the best way to make money online. Or so people said. I had heard that giant companies like Amazon and Walmart paid people to direct customers to their websites if they bought anything there.

Isn’t it strange that when your mind is open to new things you notice invitations from companies to teach you how to do these things? I wanted to learn how people made money through Affiliate Marketing too. But I had no clue how to set that up. Much less, make money from that.

How I got invited

Yes, I first discovered Wealthy Affiliate through an invitation. But it was not how you could have imagined it.

Remember I said that I was interested in companies that give investment advice that seem too good to be true? I came across a company that reviewed these opportunities called Stock Gumshoe. You may have even heard about it yourself.

While checking out a business publishing company to see if it was genuine, a member of Wealthy Affiliate noticed me. He got my attention and asked what I was hoping to gain by parting with the $1995 the investment company was asking for an annual membership. I wanted an easy fix to make me money. If I could make $100,000 within a year following their investment advice, then sure I’d like to make that investment. Of course once you agree to buy, they have the classic disclaimer ready. Past performance is no guarantee of future success.

It is human to want to believe there is a quick way to make money, and it is so easy to brush these disclaimers aside.

When Tim found out I was interested in making money online, he told me there was a better way. He was making a full time income working part time doing Affiliate Marketing. There you go! That buzzword again.

Join for FREE – No Credit Card Needed

Yes Tim said, I could check out the same system he uses to make money and I could do that for free. In fact, they didn’t want my credit card at all. If I decided to test it out, he would even offer me a special bonus. What was there to lose?

I had tried everything else, but it cost me! So why not try this for free? He sent me a sign up link to do just that.:

I clicked it. All that I had to do was to provide a legitimate email address. And like the magic words, Open Sesame, the doors were thrown wide open to a whole new world where I could learn all about Affiliate Marketing!

Was this the Holy Grail I had been looking for all these years?

I’d like to give you my honest opinion about Wealthy Affiliate, and you be the judge if it is legit or not.

Ease of Signing Up

When I clicked the banner above I was sent to the sign up page where more information on the Program was provided. All I needed to do to for immediate access, was to enter my Email Address. Indeed there was no place to enter my credit card information.

I had a full week to check it out. If I decided I wanted to have access to the full program, there was the option of Premium Membership. The cost was $49 a month. But Tim said he would be offering me a bonus. If I upgraded within a week, I could join for half price for a full month. And he would be mentoring me personally.

If I decided not to upgrade and wanted to continue as a starter member for free, I still could. Even so, the courses offered for free were packed full of value.There was much more real training and benefits than what other companies charged a lot of money for.

This was so compelling I want to share more details with you on an article I wrote called:

The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros! 

I took full advantage of my free week. I learned so much and Tim was there to help me every step of the way like he promised. Did you notice that even the free membership offered affiliate commissions? Granted, they were half for what a paid member would get. What other company does that?

But I wanted to dive right into the fast lane to success. Before the week was up, I decided to take Tim up on his bonus of one months membership at half price. After two months, I decided to go for the annual membership and save $20 a month compared to paying monthly.

The main benefit to me was not having to worry about missing any monthly payments. And the savings of $20 a month. For $30 a month I was set to learn all about creating one or more Affiliate Marketing businesses.

But I was still skeptical. This seemed too good to be true. A common tactic of many companies offering online training is, once you get vested in their training, they offer a more expensive product that they tell you is vital to being successful in this business,

Not Wealthy Affiliate. There would be NO up sells whatsoever. For the equivalent of $30 a month, WA provided you with everything necessary to create an online business.

They even sold domain names as low as $13.99 a year. Premium membership included hosting and security service for up to 50 websites. What do you think of the value Wealthy Affiliate provides?

Since I wanted to start my website fast, I created a free one using the SiteRubix domain while a free member. Within a week my website was indexed in Google. I bought my own domain through Wealthy Affiliate and transferred my SiteRubix data to my new domain that happens to be where you are now!.

It was a very easy process. Within another week, my website was ranked on the first page in the major search engines! Can you believe that? I was so impressed that I was able to learn the lessons on how to accomplish this feat. Not long after my posts were being ranked on the first pages of Google, Bing and Yahoo too.

It took me only four months to graduate from the Online Entrepreneur Certification Program. This is a 5 Level course where each level has a set of 10 lessons related to learning and implementing specific skills. I learned how to use concepts like SEO, Google Analytics and Google Search Console to my advantage.

I also learned how to write Blogs on various aspects of the products and services I am promoting. Writing Blogs to provide valuable content to my readers was one of the best methods to generate sales.  The sequence of how this occurs is very straightforward. I place links within my Blogs as well as in other strategic locations where an interested party can click to go directly to the store front page of the respective vendor. Like Amazon for example. The affiliate link is provided to the affiliate marketer after they sign an affiliate agreement with the vendor.

One can connect this affiliate link to any phrase or picture that is rendered active.

The customer can check out the products they are interested in and make a purchase. Amazon tracks the connection back to the affiliate marketer and sends them the commission. The customer pays the same price just as if they went to Amazon directly. Going through an Affiliate Marketer’s website doesn’t add any extra cost to the product.

This process works for any company that has an affiliate marketing program and signs an agreement with an affiliate marketer. Wealthy Affiliate provides intensive training with hands on exercises to help its members become familiar and skilled with online systems in all aspects of the business. I am extremely pleased with my experience with Wealthy Affiliate and delighted to recommend this company to anyone who is keen on learning the ropes of not only affiliate marketing but the creation of any kind of online business.

Compare Free access with Premium in the above table

Although there was a boat load of benefits I could get for free, I wanted to have access to live help and the mentorship of Tim and other experts when I needed it. Also, I wanted to create more than two websites as I built experience, and needed the website security package.

Maybe you have more experience and could get by with the free starter pack. I could have gone that way and upgraded later. But I’d have missed my bonus as well as the special live classes offered and many other valuable benefits.

I am no dummy. But I am very slow to learn. So this is what did it for me:

I will make the same promise to you. If you join me as a free member today, you will receive the bonus of a half price one months membership and access to my help whenever you need it. Plus, the longer you remain a member, more bonuses will be coming your way.

It has been over three months since I have been a member. I have learned so much and applied my knowledge to create two websites and develop a running Blog within Wealthy Affiliate. So many members have helped me when I needed it. My experience has been extremely positive.

Room For Improvement

No matter how good Wealthy Affiliate may be no organization is perfect. If there were a couple of things I could change they would be to offer more training in Email marketing as well as other advanced online business concepts. But listen.

When you are a member for three months you can create your own training within the platform for the other members. Many experienced members have created more advanced training so there is this option. However, I would also like to see those training’s as part of the Wealthy Affiliate experience. This is a small beef because everything else is simply amazing.

The best gift I can give you is the opportunity to quit your day job and earn a full time income doing part time work. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments window below and I will give you an answer as soon as possible. Usually within two days the most.

How would you like to be working your business on a sandy beach in some exotic location in the world?

Or better still, relaxing on that beach, now that your online business is working for you without needing you?




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19 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate – Is it legit?

  1. RoDarrick Reply

    Thank you for this insightful piece about wealthy Affiliate.

    I am an online marketer but still struggling pretty much because I lack motivation, support and constant progress. I came across wealthy Affiliate and everything has been going smoothly with the ever ready to help people on the site. This community has really helped to build my progress as an affiliate marketer and whatever I become soon, I owe it solely to Wealthy Affiliate.

    thanks for this honest review.

  2. Chidiking88 Reply

    A very big thank you for bringing this article my way. Wealthy Affiliate is the most legit platform to ever belong. I am a premium member of this life-changing platform and I have no regrets at all. I have learned a lot. Imagine having access to hundreds of tools and resources to become a successful online entrepreneur especially as it relates to becoming a successful affiliate marketer amongst other things. 

    I encourage everyone to ignore all the get rich quick schemes flying around the internet and focus on building yourself and acquiring a know-how skill via the magnificent platform of Wealthy Affiliate.

  3. Shahed Reply


    It is a great review of wealthy affiliate. I am  a new member of wealthy affiliate and i am struggling so much.But i learned so many things from your review. I find your review very helpful. Becouse you described everything so smoothly in your review. It helped me to know much about wealthy affiliate. I will share this article with them who just joined wealthy affiliate and i am sure it will be very helpful for them to know much about it.

    • admin Reply

      You made my day to know my review was helpful to you. Glad you are willing to share it to help others. 



  4. Ranao Reply

    It’s one of the most important posts I’ve read about Wealthy Affiliate so far. Definitely, the article is inspirational and informative as well. You are happy to know that I joined the Wealthy Affiliate as a premium member approximately two months ago. Hence my goal is to become a successful internet entrepreneur and establish my website looking for the affiliate business. I also advised some of my acquaintances to visit this site. However, I would like to know more about the Premium Members’ mentor in details.
    Sincere thanks.

    Warm wishes,

    • admin Reply

      Thanks for your encouraging comments. You can find your mentor from your Dashboard. Go to the Help Center at the bottom of the left margin and click it. You will see Carson and Kyle as being two of your mentors. Since they are the owners, you only contact them as a last resort. You will see a third member listed, with his or her picture. That person is your personal mentor. Whether you realize it or not, that was the person who sponsored you. 

      Besides your assigned mentor, you can develop relationships with any experienced member in WA. And if you build a good relationship, you can approach them to answer questions too on a regular basis. Ask them first.

      Lastly, you can always ask a questioin to the board and someone will get back to you with an answer.

      I hope that I have answered your question. Please let me know.

  5. Ranao Reply


    Thank you so much for explaining elaborately. In the exact place, there is a picture of my mentor who gave me this opportunity. I’m thankful to him.
    However, would you mind if, I want to know more about the duties and responsibilities of a good mentor in the Wealthy Affiliate. Sorry to bothered you.


    • admin Reply

      Hi Ranao, here is o”ne definition of a mentor:

      Mentoring is a powerful personal and career development tool that can enable the mentee to achieve or exceed their life’s goals and aspirations. A mentor according to Merriam-Webster is ‘a trusted counselor or guide’.

      In our case where we are learning new skills, when you get stuck, your mentor should point you in the direction to find solutions. A mentor cannot solve all your problems. But he should be able to give you links where you can find the solutions yourself. I hope this helps.

  6. wadud1998 Reply

    I am new to the Wealthy Affiliate . It’s one of the most important posts for me because I did not have any idea it’s about. I got idea from your post it about. I can learn a lot from here. I think, I have been benefited very much become involved here. Thank you so much for this information about wealthy Affiliate.

  7. Marc Reply

    Hi Edwin

    I was just reading your post. I am already a wealthy affiliate member and I really enjoy the website and all the information and training it provides. I highly recommend them myself and all though I am still quite new I have learnt so much and have no regrets. Your post is so helpful for those who are looking for a new or extra income to support them and their family. Thanks for the Post.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Marc,

      Glad that you’re a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I wish you much success in your affiliate marketing journey. Pay it forward by helping others discover this amazing place.



  8. Stratos K Reply

    WA is one of the best ways to start affiliate marketing. And with the special Black Friday deal you cannot get any better than that. Most people are skeptical with WA not because it’s not a good platform but because they are skeptical with affiliate marketing in general. Many believe that because they don’t see much success fast it’s fake or something and I don’t blame them as there are so many scams online that it’s hard to distinguish real from fake nowadays. But in my opinion WA needs a chance as it has so much to offer to anyone interested.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Stratos,

      Affiliate Marketing is like fine wine. You cannot rush it before it’s time. In order to succeed you don’t need to be perfect in its execution. I’ve seen so many hugely successful affiliate marketers who have mediocre looking websites. And those with catchy websites fail. Why is that? 

      The 10% who succeed never give up. They keep plodding along and suddenly they see their traffic soar! Many who fail quit just before that finish asymptotic line. You know what that means? Anyone has the power to succeed as long as they treat it like fine wine.

      Thanks for your comments.


  9. water life Reply

    Thanks for your enlightening and eye-opener topic. It really helps those who have created by their own their online blog with Affiliate Marketing. I think that the Wealthy Affiliate platform has all these advantages that need a new businessman. The community of this platform is very friendly and really helps all the beginners. I’m glad to be here and thanks for your clarifications I really needed.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Really happy that I was of help. Thanks for your fine comments.


  10. Kohl Reply

    Thanks for this review! I am personally a Wealthy Affiliate member and must say, I love it! I believe it gives everyone everything they need to build a website, help their audience and make some money! It surely takes a lot of work, but I am also sure it is worth it! What is your personal favourite part about the Wealthy Affiliate platform?

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Kohl, 

      Thanks for your appreciation for Wealthy Affiliate. Kind of you to ask what is my favorite part. I love the Live Events webinars by Jay Neill. It’s great to be there live and ask questions. If I miss one I know I can catch up using the archives. Jay goes into his topic in sufficient detail to help me learn easily. I often review his training when I have a problem with a topic he’s covered.

      There are so many more areas I like. But the webinars are at the top for me.

      I wish you much success in your affiliate marketing journey.


  11. Jessie Reply

    Thank you so much for the awesome post!!  I must admit, I love Wealth Affiliate!  I was so glad to see that there was no credit card needed.  That shows that the creators trust their product enough to not hood wink you into signing up and taking money from you when you least expect it.  There is no harm in trying it out, especially since it is free!

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Jessie,

      Thanks for telling it like it is for Wealthy Affiliate. No wonder people are joining by the hour! I wish you much success in your affiliate marketing journey.


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