The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros

When the word Best is used to describe anything, it should mean something extraordinary. The training I am about to disclose to you in this blog post is indeed extraordinary. It is wrapped in a platform that has evolved since 2005 into the most comprehensive Affiliate Marketing training system in the world. I advise you to read this to the end to truly get the picture of the power that is available for you to create your own hugely profitable online business.

You can join for free to check out the site and access the beginners lessons right away. No credit card required. All you need is a valid Email address. You can stay a free member as long as you wish. I want you to evaluate the platform first for free to see if this is right for you.

However, if you want to access “The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros”, you can elect to become a Premium Member later for only about $1 a day. Other companies that do not come even close to what is offered here, charge upwards of $1000 a year to subscribe. And Wealthy Affiliate has NO costly Up Sells like you may have experienced with others


This article is an overview of the complete Wealthy Affiliate Platform. It is made up of many key elements that when out together is bigger than the whole. You can access these various elements  by clicking the title or the graphics of each of these elements. For example, the Dashboard is the first element. The others are: Training, WebsiteLive Events, Keyword- Research, Affiliate Programs, Live Chat & Help Center.

The Dashboard

Your Wealthy Affiliate Dashboard is the starting point to everything a student of Affiliate and Online marketing needs.

This incredible platform is available in 143 Countries. Currently it has over 1.5 Million members. Although the training is focused on Affiliate Marketing, the principles taught and the tools provided can be applied to any kind on online business.

I’d like to show you my personal dashboard where I can access all the resources critical to become a really good Affiliate Marketer.

Personal Dashboard

Let’s review what we have here. This Program is aptly called Wealthy Affiliate. It’s goal is to help as many of its members achieve the wealth they need, by equipping them to create their own online business using the training and tools provided.

Each member has a profile page that can be accessed by clicking our picture in the top left.

8 tabs in the left margin are the core areas if the platform. I want to briefly review each of these tabs in more detail to show you the value available on this platform.

The Dashboard is the page shown above. No matter where you are in the platform, clicking the Dashboard will always bring you back “home” to the above page.

The top black horizontal area as well as the left margin always is present when other areas of the platform are open. Questions can be entered into the horizontal window at the top and answers will always be given.

Each member has a profile page that can be accessed by clicking the picture in the top left. Of course, the member needs to enter the appropriate information to complete their profile. You can access my Profile by clicking the following image to see what I mean.

The pencil icon is the pathway to the areas where we can write content.

The W with the numbers highlighted in yellow shows the credits earned. These can be exchanged for requesting site feedback and comments.

The $ icon leads to the Wealthy Affiliate links.

Wealthy Affiliate offers its members the opportunity to qualify to an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas every year. The plane icon shows the number of Wealthy Affiliate sales necessary in one calendar year to qualify.

Notifications are accessed via the bell icon.

Private Messages can be sent via the envelope symbol.

There are more functions that the Dashboard provides but for this brief introduction these are the main ones that I wanted to inform you about.


The two core training areas are the Online Entrepreneur Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp areas shown below:

The Online Entrepreneur Certification training consists of 5 lesson Levels as follows:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website
  3. Making Money
  4. Mastering Social Engagement
  5. Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation

I shall be going into more detail of the training in a future blog post. But for now I want to show you the details of the Getting Started Level:

The Affiliate Bootcamp training consists of 7 Phases as follows:

  1. Getting Your Business Rolling
  2. Content, Keywords and Conversions
  3. Giving Your Site Social Value
  4. Get Visual, Get Aesthetic, Get a Brand Through Medis
  5. Knowing YOur Audience and Catapulting Your Referrels
  6. Bing, Yahoo and the Power of PPC
  7. How To Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

To give you a glimpse of the details in Phase 1, check out the 10 lessons below:

I hope you can see the depth of training that awaits you when you register as a member of Wealthy Affiliate. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that you can only join for free to evaluate the platform before you make the commitment to become a Premium Member. However, as a free member you do have access to the 1st series of 10 lessons as shown above.

These lessons will teach you how to construct a website using the very popular WordPress website building tool. Once constructed, you can publish them on the SiteRubix site and have them hosted for free. More details to follow next.


In this area we can access everything necessary to create your marketing website.


You can see two of my websites that are in progress. I purchased my own domains through Wealthy Affiliate for $13.99 a year. However, when you initially register as a free member, you can use the SiteRubix Domain and select your own sub domain title and have up to two websites hosted for free. Once you have your own domain, the process to transfer your website data is an easy process in the Wealthy Affiliate Platform.


In the first website I am developing Blogs posts to market a number of affiliate programs, starting with Wealthy Affiliate. The second website focuses on my specific niche, the legal field.

Wealthy Affiliate sells Domain Names to its members and hosts up to 50 Domains that are included in the membership fee.

There are 7 main tabs on the left that lead to areas that help you create your websites as well as accessing site support for any assistance needed.

  1. Site Manager
  2. Site Builder
  3. Site Domains
  4. Site Content
  5. Site Comments
  6. Site feedback
  7. Site Support

All these 7 functions will be examined in more detail in a future blog post. Several blog posts can be developed in parallel and filed on this Platform until you are ready to publish them into your website. This function allows you to use your time very efficiently and effectively.

Live Events

Wealthy Affiliate hosts live webinars every Friday at 5 pm Vancouver Pacific Time. These are given by Jay Neill, Wealthy Affiliate’s live training coach. When you attend a live webinar you can ask questions. At the end of Jay’s presentation he conducts a Q&A session answering the questions asked about the topic of the webinar.

If you are not able to attend, all webinars are accessible in the archive. This screen shot gives you an idea of how the webinars are organized and available for your use.

These sessions run for about one hour. There is a search function at the top to find recorded webinars of topics you are interested in. The dates in red are scheduled future webinars. The dates in gray are the recordings. I took this screenshot before May 31st hence that is the reasons for the coloring you see.

Note that all these topics are taught in the Online Entrepreneur Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp Courses. Here Jay delves into them in more detail. Plus you have the opportunity of asking questions live assuming you attend the live events.

As with all the functions I am covering based in the Dashboard tabs, I will go into these webinars in more detail in a future bog post devoted just to webinars. There are also webinars conducted by members and these will also be discussed.

Affiliate Program Search

Wealthy Affiliate launched a brand new tool in the Spring of 2019 called Affiliate Programs. Its main purpose is to streamline the effort required to search for businesses that have affiliate programs that meet our selected niche. This process not only been simplified, but also provides far better results compared to doing this function the old fashioned way using Google as the main resource. I have created a whole Blog Post that delves into the featured and benefits of Affiliate Programs, so I will not address this further here. I will show what it looks like in the screenshot below:

Keyword Research

Wealthy Affiliate has developed its proprietary research tool called Jaaxy. The following screenshot depicts the services provided by this service. Jaaxy Lite is available for free to Premium Members. Jaaxy also offers a full featured version available to high power users for a monthly fee. However, the Lite version is very powerful by itself to assist you in researching and helping you achieve high website rankings.

You can start your research by entering your keyword phrase in the search box at the top. Jaaxy will provide you with a list of your keyword as well as others that are closely related. You can find what kind of traffic and competition these keywords have as well as their Search Engine Optimization value. This helps you to find the most optimum Keywords to help you create a blog post title with a high probability of being ranked high.

There are 7 functions below to help you in your search. Explanations are provided under each title that summarizes the data provided by each function.

The power you have here to catapult you ahead of your competition is simply mind-blowing Except for the last function this tool is available to free members too. Once again, I shall be publishing a blog post that will discuss Jaaxy and show you the results you can get using this research tool.

Live Chat

When you have a problem and need answers immediately, post your question in the Live Chat area and you will get a response by more experienced members if they happen to be there too. Here is an example of a member with the profile name Tammy Lee asking a question on how to build a website using the Rubix domain. Two members have already communicated with her providing answers.

The availability of the Weakthy Affiliate community is one of the best benefits of being a member. Currently there are over 1.5 Million members of which thousands are active in helping other members succeed. After being a member here for several months and even several years, you develop powerful skills that you have used to make money online. You can help pay it forward to newbies at that time.


Help Center

Whenever you get stuck, need help or want to send a private message, you can go to the Help Center to find a solution from experts.

In the screenshot below, Carson and Kyle are the owners and founders of Wealthy Affiliate. Very few training systems give you a link to actually communicate with their owners. Tim McKinlay happens to be my sponsor into Wealthy Affiliate who also is my mentor. When I need one-on-one on one discussion I can approach Tim.

Below the Premium Coaches the Top Helpers of the day are shown. They are also accessible for assistance. It is incredible how many young individuals 18 to early 20s have become 6-figure earners from the training they received at Wealthy Affiliate. They have expanded their reach to beyond this platform by training others to become successful from their own coaching programs. Yet they keep giving back to members here who need help.

Naturally they have sponsored countless other new members to experience the benefits of the Wealthy Affiliate training platform.

Finally, the benefits of the 4 functions at the top are clearly explained. In a blog posts I shall focus on the Help Center exclusively, just like I will be doing for the 6 other functions above.

I invite you to join my Leadership Team in Wealthy Affiliate where I will guide you to make the most of the resources you have available here to create a profitable presence on the Internet like so many others have. Just click on the banner below and you will be taken inside to the registration page of Wealthy Affiliate. More information about the program is provided there for you to review.

Then enter your Email address and send it along. I shall meet you on the other side.

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16 thoughts on “The Best Training In Affiliate Marketing That Turns Beginners Into Pros

  1. Shane Fegan Reply

    Very thorough review there, thanks Edwin. I admire how professionally laid out it is.

    The level of detail practically replicates the WA offering, which is something to strive for.

    The insight you have provided into the community and specific levels of training adds real substance too.

    Some personal touch in terms of your experiences will make it even greater.



    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Shane,

      Thanks for your kind comments. My blog posts are intended to assist individuals who wish to become great Affiliate Marketers. There is no other program that does this as well as Wealthy Affiliate. 

      Although I have been learning this business for only a few months, I have achieved results that could not have been achieved otherwise. I know it will take time for Google to accept my website as an Authority site so that I will get the high traffic I am aiming for. I also know I am following a winning formula that others before me have used to create very successful online businesses. 

      I will take your advice and add a a paragraph that will talk about my results. So thank you for that great suggestion. I wish you much success in your online business ventures.



  2. Lee Reply

    Wealthy Affiliate is a really good resource for those who are looking to build a business online and to achieve success. The education and training available to its members make it worth it alone. Everything you need to build a very good online business is available on this platform for almost anyone who is eager to get an online business off the ground.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Lee,

      Your comments are right on point. My goal is to let as many know they have access to a winning formula in Wealthy Affiliate. In the short time I have been a member I have achieved results I couldn’t have otherwise. 

      I wish you all the success in the world. 



  3. Michel Reply

    Thank you for a most enlightening article on Wealthy Affiliate. Even though I have been a member for a number of years, I still learned something new reading this article, as some of the things you mentioned I had forgotten about.

    The live chat is one of those invaluable things that I sometimes forget to look at. I am going in now and having another look. I can see how much members learn from this part of the system. It is great to see other members jumping in to help answer questions. This is truly an awesome community to belong to.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Michel,

      Glad that as an experienced member you found my blog post helpful. My objective it to help people seeking a way to become an exceptional Affiliate Marketer. I had been looking for a way to do that myself for many years and came to a lot of dead ends. 

      Oh yes there are companies and individuals who have great training programs. But they charge exorbitant rates for the privilege. Then I found Wealthy Affiliate. For about $1 a day that the annual membership costs, I get more than any of the other companies provide. 

      The icing on the cake is this fee also includes a source for purchasing domains at bargain basement prices as well as free hosting for up to 50 of my websites. It will be ages before I will need all of them. But I can start working on them as each new website transitions into a money making machine! 

      Thanks again for your validation. 



  4. sherman Reply

    Great stuff you’ve got going on there, very informative. I must admit as much as I am well informed with Wealthy Affiliate, you’re doing just that. Your site is welcoming and user friendly. Keep up the good work. I have not pointed out any flaws thus far but I can safely say all is well for now.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Sherman,

      I appreciate your kind comments. My goal here was to start a series of blog posts about the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate. As I complete the following posts where each one focuses on one of the functions of Wealthy Affiliate, but in much greater detail, I will add links in this post with those following. 

      It is all part of a grand plan I have to educate people who have not yet made up their minds. I want them to join Wealthy Affiliate and get trained the best way possible to create their online businesses.

      In the meantime, I wish you all the success in the world.



  5. Stella Reply

    This review provide a tour round the Wealthy affiliate platform. All these are what is present in their training. Wealthy affiliate is the first and only affiliate marketing platform I will ever join. 

    What I have learned from this platform allows me to have the website of my own which I first created through SiteRubix. I was able to play around the website until I fully developed it. I am able to buy my domain name through Wealthy Affiliate, and very soon I will become a certified affiliate marketer through practice. 

    Your post is a detailed review about affiliate marketing, the Wealthy Affiliate way, and I am able to learn more from it. 

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Stella, glad you liked my blog post about Wealthy Affiliate and was able to learn more by reading it. I wish you much success in your journey to become a successful Affiliate Marketer through Wealthy Affiliate.

      All the best to you.


  6. Touhidur Rahman Reply

    Hi Edwin Bernard,

    Wow this is really helpful and informative. Till now I have read many articles about Wealthy Affiliate. But yours is the best. Because nobody showed the step by step description as you did. I liked this the most.  

    I wanted to start affiliate marketing by reading different articles. But there was a question about what should I do after opening an account with other companies, and which interface will give me the best results. 

    After reading your article my decision has become clear. Wealthy Affiliate is now my choice to start my affiliate marketing training. 

    Thank you so much for that. I wish you will keep giving such helpful advice in future.

    Touhidur Rahman

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Touhidur,

      I was happy to hear my blog post helped you to decide to go with Wealthy Affiliate as your source for affiliate marketing training. The fact that you had been looking for one makes your decision a wise one. 

      Rest assured I will be writing more blogs providing detailed information on each of the functions of Wealthy Affiliate that I addressed in this blog post. And when I do, I shall add links to this post as well as links from this post to those new articles. So your suggestion is a great one.

      In the meantime I wish you much success in creating your online business with the help of Wealthy Affiliate.



  7. Paul Reply

    Dear Edwin,

    To be honest, I am a fan of Wealthy Affiliate. Your Blog is a great walk-through on Wealthy Affiliate!

    Since 2008, I have tried many ways to make money online. To name a few… 

    Paid to click, 

    Get paid to sites, 

    Captcha Typing, 

    Email Reading, 

    Online Surveys, 

    Ad Posting, 

    Data Entry, 


    Tele Calling etc., 

    The list goes on…

    I lost nearly $4000 in trying different programs and products. Nothing helped me to become my own boss which is my dream.

    Finally I came across Wealthy Affiliate on September 2016 and I thought this was also a scam. While doing some research I found some amazing information on how this platform transformed many lives. However we read these testimonies always in the sales pages. After one month research and I decided to give a final try and joined WA on November 2016.

    The community, support, training, tools etc., are really helpful. I followed the WA training and I became my own boss in December 2017. 

    You might think this is a fake comment (I use to think the same when I read testimonials) but there is no alternative for TRUTH.

    The TRUTH is WA works and it’s the best training platform I came across online to learn about Affiliate Marketing.

    Much Success!


    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply


      I can relate to your past experience in trying other options to make money. But compared to your experiences mine was less. 

      We both ended up at Wealthy Affiliate, just like many others. My Blog is to help as many readers as possible to follow the same path. There is no better training program in online marketing like Wealthy Affiliate.

      Your comment reflects so many others who have stuck with the program for the long haul. This is definitely not a get rich quick scheme. We build assets that earn us passive income over time. I definitely do not think your positie experience is fake. 

      I wish you continued success.


  8. Dominic Reply

    Hi Edwin

    Thanks for such an in-depth review of Wealthy Affiliate. I have looked at a lot of these Affiliate Marketing education sites and with so many scammers around these days, it’s nice to read that there are still some good platforms out there. 

    The fact that Wealthy Affiliate has been in business for 14 years and are still going says something about the system.

    If you don’t mind me asking how long did it take for you to start making commissions? Did you need a lot of traffic?


    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply


      You asked a good question regarding commissions. Since I have only been with Wealthy Affiliate for just over 5 months, I have not made any commissions through signing up Premium Members yet. This requires a lot of traffic and conversions. 

      To get the traffic, the website needs to be ranked high consistently by the search engines. In order for that to happen one needs to become an authority on the topic. In this case it is Affiliate Marketing. I do not expect that to happen until I have over 50 articles posted. And I am only at 13.

      However, I was able to get several of my niche articles ranked on the first page of Google, Bing and Yahoo within three months. That was a much better result that I got compared to creating websites elsewhere, like Wix. I am therefore very hopeful that within a year, I shall be earning decent commissions. Gradually I am learning how to structure my website to achieve high rankings. 

      I have earned money though through my YouTube channel in the amount of just over $2000. And I have earned income here at Wealthy Affiliate through qualifying as a Certified Commenter and Trainer. All Members of Affiliate  have the option of getting qualified to earn commissions on this site.

      I will be going into more details on this topic when I create the supporting blog posts that will be linked to this blog post.

      I wish you much success in creating your own online business.



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