Is Wealthy Affiliate University A Scam?
Wealthy Affiliate Overview
Overall Rank: #1
Company Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Price: Starter (FREE), Premium ($47 per month)
Training Levels: Complete Newbie to Expert
Training Types: Videos (live, pre-recorded), Tutorials, Courses
Websites: 2 FREE With Starter, Unlimited with Premium
Support: 24/7 Live Chat, Personal Expert Help
Am I Currently a Member: YES, Absolutely
Too often many of the internet marketing products out there falsely claim that they have some magical lucky charm system that is going to make you hundreds of dollars seconds after buying their product. If you believe that, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
In any event, when I first learned about Wealthy Affiliate 6 years ago, I expected to visit their website and see the typical boats, cars, half naked women and photo shopped Clickbank checks of thousands of dollars. But to my pleasant surprise the website was very understated and to this day, these guys have remained true to their ethics and their customers.
I know from experience that internet / affiliate marketing isn’t a cake walk. So the first thing I try to identify is whether or not a product is trying to sell you on a “dream”. If they do, then I am out.
However, Wealthy Affiliate is Different….
They make their distinction very clear within minutes of visiting their website, they make you an offer for a FREE membership. Like me, you probably hesitate when something is free. What is the catch?
There is no catch at Wealthy Affiliate. They are a legit work at home opportunity and they truly care about their members, it is quite evident in absolutely everything they do.
Let’s take a quick peak at the Free Starter membership first. They have two membership models, a free membership and a Premium membership.
Here is what is included in the Starter Membership:
- Two Free WordPress Websites (you can use how you like)
- 10 Lessons (videos included), Getting Started training
- Live, 24/7 Help
- Ability to Contact ME and Other Experts Directly
- 10 Lesson, Affiliate Bootcamp (this training ROCKS!)
- Ability to create discussion, ask questions
- Your own personal WA profile w/ blog
- And much more…FOR FREE!
You can literally get your OWN work at home business, in absolutely any niche, and get help when you need it within the Starter membership. I have reviewed a lot of programs over the years and seen a lot of “guru” offerings, but absolutely nothing out there even touches the Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership (and it’s free).
If you are interested…which you would be crazy not to be, I want you to get your business going right this second and click the link below. It will take you directly to the create account page at Wealthy Affiliate with my personal invite. Fill out that form and you will instantly have access!
And Now for the Premium…
I don’t want to spend too much time on the Premium membership, because I am a full advocate of “trying before buying” anything and I want you to get Started with the free membership at WA. But I quickly want to explain Premium and why I am personally a Premium member at WA.
When you get started online, you need the basics. But as you progress, you want all the tools, services, training and support possible to reach maximum success. That is why the Premium membership is there, it will blow your socks off and to this day, there is not a program out there that can come close to comparing to everything that is offered within Premium.
Without me going into too much detail, I want to send you directly to the Premium page.
The Liars, the Fibbers, and the REALISTS
Based on my years of experience with internet marketing (almost 8 years now), anyone that claims that internet marketing is easy is a liar. That’s like saying brain surgery is easy. When I started at Wealthy Affiliate back in 2006 I quickly appreciated their candor regarding what to expect.
Prior to WA I became jaded with GURUS and the other ridiculous claims online. I think that jaded my approach and at first I can tell you that I didn’t really trust Wealthy Affiliate, becasue crazy enough they seemed “too legit”. Gurus failed me one too many times that it left a bad taste in my wallet. Could you blame me? Seems like every day a new one is sending out an email about some secret system their peddling. (I bet you have a few of these emails in your mailbox right now.)
What finally sold me on WA was hearing from repeated folks on various sites singing Wealthy Affiliate’s praise and seeing the owners (Kyle & Carson) relentlessly improving their program to maximize success and teaching ONLY strategies that are proven and that work.
Needless to say if you’ve been a long time subscriber, you already know I’m a member of WA & highly recommend this at my #1 product.
How Your Going to Get Paid…
Let’s sit down and talk money here. Many of you put money before everything and I can understand that we all want more. But in order to get more, you are going to have to be a realist and realize that it is going to take a bit of work on your behalf. Nobody has every created a successful business and then looked back and said, MAN THIS WAS EASY. It can become much easier if you have the right help (like Wealthy Affiliate), but it will still take some action on your end.
The core of all MONEY you are going to earn is having a website. Once you have a website in place, there are MANY things you can do to earn revenue like advertise, sell affiiliate products or amazon products, email marketing, or CPA offers. Instead of me recreating training that is already created on this, the guys over at Wealthy Affiliate have really simplified the process within their Getting Started training and they have made life easy by providing you with not one, but TWO full functional niche websites (that can be used however you like).
WEBSITE + PROPER TRAINING + SUPPORT = WEALTHY AFFILIATE = SUCCESS
So my next suggestion to you is going to be to set-up your free account. No catches, not credit cards, just access to what you need to GET PAID!
Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work? (and your next steps)
Of course it does. Why do you think companies like Google, Ebay, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. all have affiliate programs. If it were a scam or didn’t work why would these companies that earn billions of dollars invest in facilitating an affiliate program for you to join? I’ll tell you why, because all companies need to make money. Affiliates bring them new customers and leads and that makes them money. Have you ever heard a company say, “Hey, we don’t want to make any more money!”? Not Never!
So yeah affiliate marketing is the real deal. It’s definitely worked for me. With God’s favor and a lot of hard work, I’ve been “job free” for about two years now. I guess you can say it has worked out pretty well. After all I’ve been able to help my best friend fire his boss as well by investing the profits I’ve made from my internet marketing career into an offline business we have together. Furthermore My wife no longer needs to work. We’re both home now and get to enjoy every moment with our year old baby girl Brianna.
I’ve literally experienced every important moment of her life, crawling, walking, talking and now attitude. lol I thank God every day that my wife and I can experience these moments together. I know if it weren’t for my internet marketing career, I would still be trekking into the city on a stinky train, sitting in meetings listening to people babbling about stuff we’ve already discussed at other meetings, justifying to an idiot boss why I need a .15 cent raise when the bastard just got a $5 raise for doing nothing more than taking credit for the stuff that the foot soldiers like me did. Oh don’t get me started. lol
Now that we’ve discussed what affiliate marketing is, what Wealthy Affiliate is, how you are going to be earning money online, let’s talk about your next actionable steps. I want you to take action on these steps. If you don’t and you end up failing online, you have no one to blame but yourself. If you take action on these steps and don’t see any results, you can instead come back and “dog pile Eddy”. I know you aren’t going to because you are truly going to experience the BEST.
Step 1: Create a 100% FREE Wealthy Affiliate Starter Account
Step 2: Take action on the Getting Started training. (link within back office when you join)
Step 3: Hit me up personally within WA if you ever need a hand!
This is your path to success and your path to building a business. I have no shame in recommending WA to anyone, including my family. It is a service that I know you will come to love right away and I think you are going to be blown away by what is offered for free, let alone their Premium membership.
If you have any questions about WA or this online business stuff, leave me a comment below and I will help you out.
Founder of WorkatHomeNoScams.com