Table of Contents
- 1 My Honest, Unbiased Wealthy Affiliate Review
- 2 Twelve Most Common Questions About Wealthy Affiliate:
- 3 Answers to Twelve Most Common Questions About Wealthy Affiliate:
- 3.1 Answer to Question 1: What is this Wealthy Affiliate University?
- 3.2 Answer to Question 2: When was Wealthy Affiliate founded?
- 3.3 Answer to Question 3: Who are the owners of Wealthy Affiliate?
- 3.4 Answer to Question 4: Who are the other Wealthy Affiliate team members?
- 3.5 Answer to Question 5: What does Wealthy Affiliate University teach?
- 3.6 Answer to Question 6: What does the actual Wealthy Affiliate training involve?
- 4 Inside the Wealthy Affiliate Platform
- 5 More Answers to Twelve Most Common Questions About WA
- 6 My Personal Experience With Wealthy Affiliate
- 7 My Final Verdict and Special Bonus From Kyle & Carson
- 8 Special Bonus From Kyle & Carson
You are about to read the most comprehensive Wealthy Affiliate Review you have ever read across the entire world-wide-web. What a bold statement Peter! Brace yourself and pour a glass of your most favorite beverage before getting yourself comfortable in a nice chair. I know, you have already come across other reviews which are primarily published for the pure purpose of promoting Wealthy Affiliate University. This is not that kind of a review. Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam? NO, It is NOT a scam!
The above answer is the short version of what you might be looking for. The long, comprehensive answer is the one written below. You are more than welcome to read further if you like. 🙂
Hi there, my name is Peter Mantu, currently residing in the beautiful country of South Africa. I would like to take this opportunity and welcome you to my beautiful website and also hope you find value in what I am about to share with you.
Let’s get down to business. In this wealthy affiliate review, I will share EVERYTHING and answer almost EVERY question you might have about WA. When you finish reading this, you will have the ability to make your own sound decision on whether Wealthy Affiliate University is a scam or not.
My Honest, Unbiased Wealthy Affiliate Review
Let me start off by listing some of what I consider as the most common questions about Wealthy Affiliate. I will try my level best to give you detailed answers to all of them.
Twelve Most Common Questions About Wealthy Affiliate:
Question 1: What is Wealthy Affiliate (WA) University?
Question 2: When was it founded?
Question 3: Who are the owners of WA?
Question 4: Who are the other team members?
Question 5: What does Wealthy Affiliate University teach?
Question 6: What does the actual training/course involve?
Question 7: How much does it cost to join Wealthy Affiliate?
Question 8: Who is WA University best suited for?
Question 9: What are the Pros and Cons of WA University?
Question 10: Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
Question 11: What are the first steps to take after joining Wealthy Affiliate?
Question 12: How does one actually make money using what WA teaches?
Before I give you answers to all the questions above, I would like to make an important announcement.
Some of the information mentioned below can be easily obtained by visiting Wealthy Affiliate website even without becoming a member. Questions 1 to 4 will be answered by providing what I refer to as “external website information” on Wealthy Affiliate.
Answers to Twelve Most Common Questions About Wealthy Affiliate:
Answer to Question 1: What is this Wealthy Affiliate University?
Official Wealthy Affiliate Website Address: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
In simple terms, Wealthy Affiliate platform is a membership website that teaches ordinary people the easiest basics and detailed methods on how to start and run an Online business. The actual process will be revealed soon when I provide a detailed answer to Question 5 – “What does Wealthy Affiliate University teach?” The image above is what Wealthy Affiliate’s “standard” home page looks like. Wealthy Affiliate is the most active, engaging and helpful community of over 580,000+ members, and growing!
Answer to Question 2: When was Wealthy Affiliate founded?
Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out the following screenshot which was taken from the “about us” page of their website:
Please don’t let the above image influence your decision towards your personal verdict about WA. Wait until you finish reading the entire review, then decide for yourself. From the image above, you should already know the answer to our next question from the image above.
Answer to Question 3: Who are the owners of Wealthy Affiliate?
Kyle and Carson are the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate. Read below to find out more information about these two individuals.
Kyle is the Marketing Chief and Co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and spends most of his time helping people within the WA training platform. Once again, the above information on Kyle shouldn’t influence your decision making towards their service at WA.
Carson is the Design Chief and Co-founder of the Wealthy Affiliate community and has played a critical role in taking ideas from the rawest of stages, and ultimately architect them into a real world business application.
Answer to Question 4: Who are the other Wealthy Affiliate team members?
KC is the Programming Chief mainly responsible for handling the technological part of Wealthy Affiliate. More practical information on what he does can only be seen once inside the WA platform. I will cover this in more detail within this Wealthy Affiliate review.
Aaron is the Technology Chief at Wealthy Affiliate. If the statement that “Wealthy Affiliate has helped over 1 million budding entrepreneurs” is true, then this is the main guy that has always made sure that their website is up and running at all times.
Jay is the Training Chief at Wealthy Affiliate. He is the main guy you will see (if you are a member of WA) providing weekly “live classes” and ongoing support at WA. He basically provides answers to Wealthy Affiliate members about their Online businesses.
Here is a little message from Wealthy Affiliate Co-founders about their team:
“Alongside our senior team, we have over 20 full time SUPERSTARS that are actively working on projects and roles within our company to make our collective ideas come to life.”
As I mentioned earlier, most of this information provided above is readily available from WA website without even becoming a member. What this means is even if you decided to scrutinize the Wealthy Affiliate website yourself, you would have discovered the very same information on your own. I just thought it would be an excellent idea to present it to you in a comprehensive, “Success with Peter Mantu’s Wealthy Affiliate review” format. 🙂
Now that you have sound information about the team behind Wealthy Affiliate, it’s time for us to take a closer look “Inside the WA Platform.”
Answer to Question 5: What does Wealthy Affiliate University teach?
Before answering this important question, perhaps we should ask ourselves why this website was named Wealthy Affiliate. From its name, one can easily associate it with “wealth”. What about the word “affiliate”? What does it mean to someone who has never heard this word before? This is where you will begin to understand what this Wealthy Affiliate platform intends to achieve.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches ordinary people how to start an Online business and earn residual income by promoting other people’s products through a process called “Affiliate Marketing”.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
In simple terms, affiliate marketing is a process of promoting other people’s products Online and earning what is called affiliate commissions. This is the simplest, shortest and most basic answer to the question above.
Unfortunately, this review will not serve the purpose of explaining the entire affiliate marketing process. Fortunately, I have already published the most comprehensive post explaining the whole affiliate marketing process. If you would like to learn more, simply read my post titled: What is affiliate marketing and how does it work?
I highly recommend and advise that once you get a slight chance, read the post mentioned above – link opens in new tab! Nowhere in the entire world-wide-web will you find a better explanation of what affiliate marketing is than how I have explained it. 🙂
Answer to Question 6: What does the actual Wealthy Affiliate training involve?
The affiliate marketing course presented within Wealthy Affiliate platform can be summed up in four critical steps which include the following:
- Choosing an interest and knowing your passion,
- Building a website,
- Attracting visitors to your website and,
- Earning revenue through promotion and advertising
Choosing an interest and knowing your passion
This is what I regard as the fundamental ingredient needed to start any business. This does not only apply to Online businesses. It also applies to off-line businesses too. If your business does not revolve around your passion or interest, it is most likely to fail before it even gets off the ground. I recently published a post on how to make money blogging where I explained how one can go about discovering their own passion. Know exactly what your passion is and you will be well on your way to building a business.
Building a website
This is the easy part of this whole process. You will find that it’s even easier to do when you are using Wealthy Affiliate’s website platform called Site RubiX.
I know that this could possibly the first time you hear about a website building platform. Remember what I said earlier about this being the easiest part of this entire process, I still say it is. Please study the image below and let me know if this would take you more than one minute to complete.
The website building process does not get any easier than what you see in the image above. It’s really a point-and-click process if you ask me. This should not take you more than a minute to complete.
Attracting visitors to your website
Once again, this is one part of the process which many people fail to understand. Attracting people to your website should not be associated with rocket science. Traffic is the actual term used to describe website visitors. It is one of the many terms you will learn once you get involved in this Online marketing business. Other terms such as SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization (I prefer that you never attempt to understand how it works) are just some of the many irrelevant terms you will most definitely come into contact with.
To keep things simple, I prefer to stick with website visitors, advertising and publishing. This makes it easy for me to write and publish posts and articles for people instead of machines. You will learn more about this as you go along.
The most important thing to remember is this: Attracting people to your website means attracting people to your website. I hope you understand what I mean by this. This is one of the many reasons why I was able to get you to read this post instead of someone else’s Wealthy Affiliate review. I put myself in your shoes and asked myself the same questions you would ask about Wealthy Affiliate.
This is done through advertising and promoting other people’s products. Nothing stops you from promoting your own products on your website. Nevertheless, since you will be new to this affiliate marketing business, it is advisable to start by promoting other people’s products. I can only assume that you do not have your own products at this stage. I recommended a post which was previously published titled: “What is affiliate marketing and how does it work?”. I highly recommend it to all affiliate marketing enthusiasts. The link to this post can be found above.
Inside the Wealthy Affiliate Platform
The above image is a screenshot of what your WA dashboard will look like. The most important area to focus on is the one on your left-hand side. This would be the area below the Wealthy Affiliate logo.
It is totally understandable to get overwhelmed at first entry inside the WA community. This is one of the many reasons why I decided to publish this Wealthy Affiliate review. I am here to guide those interested in joining and also make sure they know exactly where to start. What you are seeing above is what is known as the “Activity Dashboard” which is more like the homepage of the entire dashboard. It consists of the Activity, Classrooms, Top 10 and Notifications tabs. These tabs simply contain categorized activities occurring within the entire WA community.
The “Activity” tab shows real time actions within the community as shown above.
As shown below, the “Classrooms” tab indicates activities within different classrooms within the WA community.
As I mentioned earlier, you don’t have to be overwhelmed by all this information. I am here to help and guide you in the right direction. For the purpose of this Wealthy Affiliate review, I would like to focus more on the left-hand side as it contains relevant information for anyone visiting the WA community for the first time. This is where you should start. See image below for more details:
This is what Kyle refers to as the “Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started (Level 1)” which comprises of ten lessons. This is where you should start after joining Wealthy Affiliate and completing your account setup.
The most important part of this level is watching the introductory “Walk through video” and performing the all important task of Completing your account setup at WA.
Let us not get ahead of ourselves though. How about I provide you with an answer to one of the most important questions asked above? It is all about the cost of joining WA.
More Answers to Twelve Most Common Questions About WA
Answer to Question 7: How much does it cost to join Wealthy Affiliate?
The cost to join Wealthy Affiliate comprises of two price options: Starter membership which costs $0 for life and $19 for the first month (provided you take advantage of the 59% discount during the first 7 days after joining) and thereafter, $47 for the next following months.
It always comes as surprise to most people interested in joining Wealthy Affiliate that joining this Online community is free. Yes, it is free to join Wealthy Affiliate and also highly possible to build a profitable Online business being a free member. With that being said, I would like to introduce you to WA membership options.
There are two membership options available.
Starter Membership – FREE
There is a Starter membership option which is FREE forever. Free is free in this case and getting to check out Wealthy Affiliate does not require any trial offers or credit card details. With the starter membership, the “Live Help” option is only available for the first seven days of joining WA. This will help starter members ask any questions they might have within the WA community.
The starter membership option is best for getting started and familiarizing yourself with the platform.This option offers two free websites to build using Site RubiX website platform within WA. I would prefer not to go too much into technical details which would probably confuse you at this stage.
Premium Membership – $47.00 per month
There is also a Premium membership option which costs $47.00 per month. From the image above, you can obviously see the benefits of this membership which include unlimited “Live Help” privileges and fifty websites to host within the platform. When starter members decide to upgrade to Premium membership option, they get a full first month’s special offer of $19.00.
If you would like to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate community, you can simply join as a FREE Starter member by visiting their official website address here: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Important Note: Make sure you complete your account setup after joining by following this link here.
Answer to Question 8: Who is WA University best suited for?
If you are somehow wondering if Wealthy Affiliate is right for you or not, simply check if belong anywhere in the list of people mentioned below.
Wealthy Affiliate is best suited for the following:
- Anyone looking to learn how to make money blogging
- Are you looking to sell their products Online?
- Anyone looking for a hobby
- Are you looking to earn an extra income?
- Are you retired but still want to earn more money?
- Are you a student?
- Are you looking for website hosting?
- Are you a local business or company looking for a website?
- Internet marketers
- Affiliate marketers
- Anyone looking for a new job.
- People who simply hate their jobs
- Anyone looking to start a home based business?
- Do you have an idea but don’t know how to materialize it?
- Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?
If you don’t belong anywhere on the list of people mentioned above, Wealthy Affiliate might not be for you. That on its own sounds like an extremely strange statement considering that I have included almost everyone you could think of. Yes, WA is for everyone but you don’t have to take my word for it. Without feeling any pressure from me, open a free account and check WA for yourself. I will be there to welcome you and show you the ropes.
For Your Information: I am a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member.
If you would like to join as a FREE Starter member, simply visit Wealthy Affiliate’s official website here: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Answer to Question 9: What are the Pros and Cons of WA University?
Pros associated with Wealthy Affiliate community
- Works in any country with restrictions to a FREE Starter membership in the following countries: Nigeria, India, Philippines. Pakistan and Vietnam. This is due to several Security Risks and High Percentages of Fraud reported in these countries. Residents from countries mentioned above CAN still join Wealthy Affiliate as Premium members.
- You are never asked for your credit card details when joining for free.
- Free membership option with no obligation to upgrade.
- How fast or slow you want to learn the lessons depends entirely on you.
- “Act now – or you will lose an opportunity of a lifetime” countdown timers – No such things here!
- Having the opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals from all corners of the world.
- One-on-one coaching, training and support (Simply send Kyle or Carson a Private Message).
Cons associated with Wealthy Affiliate community
- Can get a little too overwhelming for beginners – for a permanent solution to this problem, make sure you read my Answer to Question 11 below!
- At first, the only thing I personally found challenging was keeping focus on the lessons because of all activities happening within the platform.
- It initially seemed like there was more information to grasp than I could handle. I later realized that all I had to do was study the lessons at my own pace and everything started to fall into place.
- The Slogan: “Turn your passion into a successful affiliate marketing business” could be changed to something similar to “Turn your passion into a successful Online business”. Most people lose interest in signing up for a free account because of their fear of the term “affiliate marketing”. People are always afraid of the unknown and often susceptible to acting outside of their comfort zones. This is only my opinion though. I just thought making the slogan sound similar to what everyone is seeking to hear could possibly reach out to more people looking to change their lives and financial situations. Like I said, this is just an opinion I have.
My Personal Experience With Wealthy Affiliate
May I start off by letting you in on a little secret? I have never studied anything that remotely relates to computer programming, website coding and design. This website/blog was born mid-year of 2015 when I finally decided to brand myself and stuck to my decision till today. I developed an interest in Online marketing sometime in 2014 and had my fair share of scammers taking advantage of me. That was before I came across WA and describing the feeling I had as “amazed” is simply an understatement. I was shocked at the amount of information I learned in a very short space of time, for free.
If there is any advise I would like to give to anyone looking to make money Online or start an Online business, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be. What you learn inside WA platform is not something that will stop working in the next few months or years. You will learn how to sell yourself through your passion and interests. You will be doing what you love doing and sharing valuable information with the rest of the world is one of the things I love the most. I am glad I am part of the WA community, which is why I don’t hesitate recommending it to anyone.
Answer to Question 10: Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?
I think I have already answered this question before, and I am still not ashamed to do it again.
No, Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a scam! If you want to waste more time trying out other “get rich quick” schemes and Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) companies out there, please go ahead. I will keep doing what I am doing at Wealthy Affiliate. This very website is a product of what I learned as a Wealthy Affiliate member. 🙂
Answer to Question 11: What are the first steps to take after joining Wealthy Affiliate?
The most important step to take after joining Wealthy Affiliate are to make sure you complete your account setup by following this link here
The second-most important step is clicking on the GREEN “Get Started Here” tab on the left-hand side of your screen. This will give you access to the “Get Started Online Entrepreneur Certification (Level 1)”.
Answer to Question 12: How does one actually make money using what Wealthy Affiliate teaches?
There are many ways in which one can make money using what Wealthy Affiliate is teaching its members. Since this post mainly focuses on Affiliate marketing, I would like to mention the two common methods used by many WA members.
Method 1: Wealthy Affiliate’s Own Affiliate Program – Earn While You Learn
While others might not disclose this important information to you, I would like to inform you about a fantastic opportunity to earn commissions by referring people to Wealthy Affiliate. Most Wealthy Affiliate members make the error of confusing this community with Multi-Level-Marketing companies. They do this by focusing all their marketing efforts in the promotion of WA.
The first month $19.00 special offer pays affiliate commissions of $8.00 per referral, then $22.50 thereafter. However, Starter members earn $4.00 for special offer referrals, then $11.25 monthly and $87.00 yearly commissions. There is obviously nothing wrong with focusing your energy if promoting WA, but one should understand that this is not what Wealthy Affiliate teaches.
Is there any proof of the above?
Yes, many people are already earning residual income from only promoting WA. Please bear in mind that this is NOT what WA was created for. I prefer NOT to add any income screenshots to this post as this is not what it is intended for. You are more than welcome to check out success stories within Wealthy Affiliate. Otherwise, I have a few real testimonials about WA below. If you would like to see my own income proofs, please do not hesitate to contact me using the “Contact us“ page.
If you would like to join as a FREE Starter member, simply visit Wealthy Affiliate’s official website here: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Method 2: Joining Affiliate Networks and Promoting Other People’s Digital or Physical Products
This is exactly what WA teaches and encourages to all members without their own products to sell or promote. Even my websites are built around this concept. It is by far the easiest way to earn residual income Online. There are thousands of Affiliate Networks you can join Online, for free. I am going to leave this to you to research on your own. I currently promote Clickbank, Amazon and JVZoo affiliate products. You might have an interest in different Affiliate Networks, the choice is entirely yours to make.
See screenshot below taken from one of my Clickbank accounts. This really works!
Thank you for reading my Wealthy Affiliate review, I hope you found value in what you learned and trust you will share this with the rest of the world.
My Final Verdict and Special Bonus From Kyle & Carson
There are thousands if not millions of scams saturating the Internet world. The only reason they continue to exist is through lack of knowledge and understanding of the exact process of starting an Online business or making money Online. If you are looking for a “Quick Fix” to your financial situation, I am afraid you are more likely to fall for Online scammers if you haven’t already fallen for them.
Nothing happens from doing nothing. Besides, you don’t have to see the entire staircase to know exactly where it leads to. All you need is knowing where you are (right now) and where you intend to go. Wealthy Affiliate lets you take that all-important step without putting any pressure on you. The best time to grow your own tree was twenty years ago, the NEXT best time is NOW.
Special Bonus From Kyle & Carson
As I mentioned countless times within this Wealthy Affiliate review, joining Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter member is totally free. If you decide to upgrade and become a Premium member within the first 7 (seven) days of joining, Kyle and Carson are both prepared to offer you a 59% discount towards your first month’s subscription. This means you will online pay roughly $19.00 of the normal $47.00 during your first month as a member. Remember, you are not forced to upgrade.
I would advise you to first join as a Starter member and see for yourself what this amazing platform looks and feels like. Get your feet wet and meet other community members who are all willing to help you along the way. This is what makes Wealthy Affiliate stand out of the rest. Sorry, I don’t want to mention any names. 🙂
Here are some of the many benefits of upgrading to Premium status.
Stop procrastinating and take the first step, you have nothing to lose.
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